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Today’s Wistful Career Change Decision: Lancer

9-2-06No, I’m still not going back to making daily career change decisions… but every once in a while I still do have flights of whimsy… so with that, Today’s Wistful Career Change Decision: Lancer in a five man band of superheroes!

You know how every superhero group is exactly the same? Especially in like the 1980s? You know: Star Trek, the Avengers, the X-men, G-Force, Voltron, the Power Rangers. Well, I’ve decided I want to be in one of those. Why? Because I’d rock at that. Of course I’ll need four other people to work with me here.

There will be five of us:

  • The Leader – Your job is to be honest, moral, brave and all around kinda boring. You get to call the shots, and say stuff like “No Mav, we can’t just kill them all! If we do, we’re no better than they are!”
  • The Lancer – That’s me. I basically get to be all brooding and sexy all the time. I save the day a lot, mostly by killing a lot of people. Be lucky I’m on our side.
  • The Strong Guy – Your job is too be all but and strong and punch stuff a lot. You’re big and scary looking but ultimately lovable because actually being dangerous is my job.
  • The Smart Guy – You get to be a nerd and sit in the lab and mostly stay outside of all the interaction and build gadgets that we use to save the day… if you finish before I just start blowing shit up.
  • The Chick – Ok, honestly your job here is just to look sexy in a version of our standard uniform that has a short skirt instead pants. Really there’s not much more to it than that. You’re probably hopelessly in love with the Leader, but instead you get to fuck me on the side because I’m dangerous and way more interesting.

Now taking applications. Please note, the interview process may involve cybernetic body part replacement and intensive ninja training aboard a time traveling rocket being shot into deep space and bathed in some sort of cosmic gamma rays while we’re bit by spiders or something. But we have a good 401K plan and the health plan includes dental.

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10 comments for “Today’s Wistful Career Change Decision: Lancer

  1. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Includes dental??? Where do I sign?

  2. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I might inquire into the Smart Guy role, but only if it can be merged with the Smart Ass role. Extra interest if I can become an alcoholic while maintaining the role.

  3. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Is the role called the Lancer because Lance was his name in Voltron?

    Edit: I want to claim the role of the villain.

  4. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Cori: Get your short skirt ready.

    Steve: Nope, smart ass and alcoholic are clearly lancer territory.

    Strauss: No… lancer is a kind of solider. He’s like the calvary. There’s a link in the blog version. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheLancer

  5. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Can I be the nerdy one that turns into a bombshell when I take off my glasses and shake my hair out?

  6. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    That totally falls in the domain of “chick” yeah

  7. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    the tropes aren’t terribly creative

  8. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Sweet!!

  9. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Are you a short angry Canadian?

  10. avatar
    April 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Michael: Those aren’t all 100% required. That said, yes… except being Canadian.

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