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Looking for opinions on my New Warriors re-write by a non-fan/non-comic reader

So I'm not a comic reader but the news of the various happenings with in the comic industry tend to peek my dabbling interests of political science and marketing.
So when I saw the new "New Warriors" backlash I couldn't get it out of head that night so I laid in bed for the next 3 hours just working out what could make the characters more interesting.
I recognize that by not being a comic reader beyond Dilbert I'm probably making a lot of mistakes but I'm honestly curious as to what actual comic readers would think of my changes.
I'm leaving actual character designs to far more talented people though.
So to start off with "Screentime" I came up with the idea that instead of some "Internet Gas" bullshit that instead he would have a large optical data storage crystal shatter over his head and embed thousands of various sized shards of the nanocrystals that make up one of these storage crystals.
Idea came from this Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5D_optical_data_storage
Now where I take it and twist it from reality is that all of these shards pickup various electromagnetic waves like Wi-Fi, Radio, Cell towers, etc... and being embedded in his brain means that he is still connected to the internet 24/7 unless he is in a Faraday Cage. Now as for his character I wanted to depict a teen that is both overwhelmed by the amount of information he now has sometime unwillingly cascading through his head kind of like ADD and the fact that he can find out everyone’s secrets both good and bad.
Every text, every camera, every file server, if it has a electronic connection of some sort even a very low powered wireless one if he is in range he can access it regardless of passwords or firewalls. I wanted to highlight the he would make his own personal code of conduct not to speak of any of the things he now knows unless he is specifically working on solving a particular crime. So if he is searching for a murder and finds out that the murders best friend is a rapist he wouldn't tell anyone of this finding as its beyond the scope of his search.
At times I would show that the weight of basically trusting himself not to violate everyone's privacy unwarranted is a unspeakable burden for a teenager. However as a teenager he would find silver linings to his power, like literally unlimited porn of every type imaginable, watching movies right off of the studios hard drives, mining bitcoin in his sleep, most importantly for his combat ability being able to access a vast library of 3D printed weapon designs and the machines to produce these weapons thus meaning that he is armed with the latest and greatest small arms.
As I mentioned before if Screentime is in a Faraday Cage he loses his internet connection this can be used to give him a break from the overwhelming information he is constantly exposed to help him sleep or by a villain trying to remove his intelligence gathering ability.
The only other thing that can block his reception is his Team mate Deadzone's shields. So next up on my rewrite hit parade is Snowflake and the now renamed Deadzone. Power wise Deadzone is the by far the most changed. Where before he could only raise shields if someone he cared for was in danger, which is the single biggest load of shit ever. Now he can raise various sized shields and shield bubbles at will.
The thing about his shields is that they are all 3D shields meaning that while they are however tall and wide as Deadzone needs they are all 1 inch thick. Within these shields is a perfect void: No matter and no energy within. This means that say a Cyclops like laser blast is absorbed by this void until you get to a point where the interior of the shield is either full of energy or matter at which point the shield should be deactivated.
However Deadzone can run the risk of holding the shield longer and suddenly the shield becomes an explosive as this void is now so full of energy or matter that only Deadzones powers are holding them together. This has its tactical uses but it can be hard to judge as if he releases the shield to soon or too fast then he can create a vacuum bomb inadvertently. This requires an extreme amount of focus if Deadzone is to avoid collateral damage and if he makes a shield too big for him to hold and/or it doesn't receive enough damage to fill up the void completely before he drops it he can easily do more harm than good.
I should also note that while I mostly stayed away from speaking on the art design because I don't have enough skill to come up with a better original design than spandex suits. Deadzone and his powers are no longer pink. He looks the typical African-American athlete and his shields are pitch black due to their void like nature.
Snowflake is actually more or less unchanged as far as powers go being your typical cryokinetic. The biggest change I would make is remove her woke pro-noun nonsense as that doesn't add anything to the character.
Now the biggest change to both of these characters is their relationship to each other and how it effects how they interact with the rest of the world. So in some of the art that has been posted made them look to be far more than just brother and sister and seeing that they otherwise have relatively little less to make them standout as characters I decided to take that implied relationship and go straight for the teeth.
So yes they are in a fully active incestuous relationship, this massive dark secret has made them comparatively insular especially when it comes to making friends however its also given them a different perspective on life. They see the penalty for being underaged superheroes as a comparative slap on the wrist compared to their main “crime” and thus show a willingness to engage in their work that is matched by few others.
They are more emphatic then most of the other team members save for Screentime but that is because he probably already knows why someone is doing or acting the way they are. They are not woke however they simply accept people as they are and move on, not trying to draw attention lest that attention get turned on them and their secret gets out. This is their single greatest fear beyond loosing one another.
The last character that I managed to rewrite is Trailblazer. She remains the leader and the “mother” of the group much as she had done in her foster home. She volunteers a lot both to help others and to hide the crippling depression of taking on so many burdens. This however has still reared it ugly head in her eating habits leading to her heavy build.
After she gets sucked into the superhero role she one night hears a endless chanting coming from a box of things she had left from her parents among which is her grandfather's backpack. This backpack is a pocket dimension but beyond that time within the backpack can slow down greatly as much as 1000 years inside the backpack can pass for every second in the real world if the user so wishes it.
Trailblazer sticks her head inside this backpack and falls in and meets a ancient Native American warrior ancestor this is the spirit that gives the backpack its power. He offers to train her inside the backpack much like Goku in DragonballZ using the Hyperbolic Time Chamber to do a years worth of training in only a day.
Trailblazer takes him up on his offer and for the next 5 years or 5 hours in reality she is put through a grueling training regimen that turns the overweight teenager into a toned though still “thic” warrior. She is gifted a Spirit Tomahawk to serve as her permanent weapon that is always at her side as a symbol of completing her training and the new connection that she has with her ancestors.
Though armed with this Tomahawk she still can receive or summon weapons from her backpack though her control of this ability right now is limited to simple melee weapons or bows and arrows unless she has time to sit down and focus on the backpack completely to summon a more complex object like a gun and its ammo.
B-Negitive is where I finally threw in the towel. I have no idea who this Michael Morbius is and I couldn't see of any redeeming character trait or feature to draw from. Maybe if he was more human I could do a teenage Blade but I don't know how as a upstart writer to pull that off from the current state without just scraping the character completely.
I'm looking for opinions and feedback as I have little else to do while on shelter-in-place and when I posted this in Marvel I got nothing after 5 days, I'm really curious to see if I was on to something.
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New Warriors re-write by a non-fan/non-comic reader

So I'm not a comic reader but the news of the various happenings with in the comic industry tend to peek my dabbling interests of political science and marketing.
So when I saw the new "New Warriors" backlash I couldn't get it out of head that night so I laid in bed for the next 3 hours just working out what could make the characters more interesting.
I recognize that by not being a comic reader beyond Dilbert I'm probably making a lot of mistakes but I'm honestly curious as to what actual comic readers would think of my changes.
I'm leaving actual character designs to far more talented people though.
So to start off with "Screentime" I came up with the idea that instead of some "Internet Gas" bullshit that instead he would have a large optical data storage crystal shatter over his head and embed thousands of various sized shards of the nanocrystals that make up one of these storage crystals.
Idea came from this Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5D_optical_data_storage
Now where I take it and twist it from reality is that all of these shards pickup various electromagnetic waves like Wi-Fi, Radio, Cell towers, etc... and being embedded in his brain means that he is still connected to the internet 24/7 unless he is in a Faraday Cage. Now as for his character I wanted to depict a teen that is both overwhelmed by the amount of information he now has sometime unwillingly cascading through his head kind of like ADD and the fact that he can find out everyone’s secrets both good and bad.
Every text, every camera, every file server, if it has a electronic connection of some sort even a very low powered wireless one if he is in range he can access it regardless of passwords or firewalls. I wanted to highlight the he would make his own personal code of conduct not to speak of any of the things he now knows unless he is specifically working on solving a particular crime. So if he is searching for a murder and finds out that the murders best friend is a rapist he wouldn't tell anyone of this finding as its beyond the scope of his search.
At times I would show that the weight of basically trusting himself not to violate everyone's privacy unwarranted is a unspeakable burden for a teenager. However as a teenager he would find silver linings to his power, like literally unlimited porn of every type imaginable, watching movies right off of the studios hard drives, mining bitcoin in his sleep, most importantly for his combat ability being able to access a vast library of 3D printed weapon designs and the machines to produce these weapons thus meaning that he is armed with the latest and greatest small arms.
As I mentioned before if Screentime is in a Faraday Cage he loses his internet connection this can be used to give him a break from the overwhelming information he is constantly exposed to help him sleep or by a villain trying to remove his intelligence gathering ability.
The only other thing that can block his reception is his Team mate Deadzone's shields. So next up on my rewrite hit parade is Snowflake and the now renamed Deadzone. Power wise Deadzone is the by far the most changed. Where before he could only raise shields if someone he cared for was in danger, which is the single biggest load of shit ever. Now he can raise various sized shields and shield bubbles at will.
The thing about his shields is that they are all 3D shields meaning that while they are however tall and wide as Deadzone needs they are all 1 inch thick. Within these shields is a perfect void: No matter and no energy within. This means that say a Cyclops like laser blast is absorbed by this void until you get to a point where the interior of the shield is either full of energy or matter at which point the shield should be deactivated.
However Deadzone can run the risk of holding the shield longer and suddenly the shield becomes an explosive as this void is now so full of energy or matter that only Deadzones powers are holding them together. This has its tactical uses but it can be hard to judge as if he releases the shield to soon or too fast then he can create a vacuum bomb inadvertently. This requires an extreme amount of focus if Deadzone is to avoid collateral damage and if he makes a shield too big for him to hold and/or it doesn't receive enough damage to fill up the void completely before he drops it he can easily do more harm than good.
I should also note that while I mostly stayed away from speaking on the art design because I don't have enough skill to come up with a better original design than spandex suits. Deadzone and his powers are no longer pink. He looks the typical African-American athlete and his shields are pitch black due to their void like nature.
Snowflake is actually more or less unchanged as far as powers go being your typical cryokinetic. The biggest change I would make is remove her woke pro-noun nonsense as that doesn't add anything to the character.
Now the biggest change to both of these characters is their relationship to each other and how it effects how they interact with the rest of the world. So in some of the art that has been posted made them look to be far more than just brother and sister and seeing that they otherwise have relatively little less to make them standout as characters I decided to take that implied relationship and go straight for the teeth.
So yes they are in a fully active incestuous relationship, this massive dark secret has made them comparatively insular especially when it comes to making friends however its also given them a different perspective on life. They see the penalty for being underaged superheroes as a comparative slap on the wrist compared to their main “crime” and thus show a willingness to engage in their work that is matched by few others.
They are more emphatic then most of the other team members save for Screentime but that is because he probably already knows why someone is doing or acting the way they are. They are not woke however they simply accept people as they are and move on, not trying to draw attention lest that attention get turned on them and their secret gets out. This is their single greatest fear beyond loosing one another.
The last character that I managed to rewrite is Trailblazer. She remains the leader and the “mother” of the group much as she had done in her foster home. She volunteers a lot both to help others and to hide the crippling depression of taking on so many burdens. This however has still reared it ugly head in her eating habits leading to her heavy build.
After she gets sucked into the superhero role she one night hears a endless chanting coming from a box of things she had left from her parents among which is her grandfather's backpack. This backpack is a pocket dimension but beyond that time within the backpack can slow down greatly as much as 1000 years inside the backpack can pass for every second in the real world if the user so wishes it.
Trailblazer sticks her head inside this backpack and falls in and meets a ancient Native American warrior ancestor this is the spirit that gives the backpack its power. He offers to train her inside the backpack much like Goku in DragonballZ using the Hyperbolic Time Chamber to do a years worth of training in only a day.
Trailblazer takes him up on his offer and for the next 5 years or 5 hours in reality she is put through a grueling training regimen that turns the overweight teenager into a toned though still “thic” warrior. She is gifted a Spirit Tomahawk to serve as her permanent weapon that is always at her side as a symbol of completing her training and the new connection that she has with her ancestors.
Though armed with this Tomahawk she still can receive or summon weapons from her backpack though her control of this ability right now is limited to simple melee weapons or bows and arrows unless she has time to sit down and focus on the backpack completely to summon a more complex object like a gun and its ammo.
B-Negitive is where I finally threw in the towel. I have no idea who this Michael Morbius is and I couldn't see of any redeeming character trait or feature to draw from. Maybe if he was more human I could do a teenage Blade but I don't know how as a upstart writer to pull that off from the current state without just scraping the character completely.
I'm looking for opinions and feedback as I have little else to do while on shelter-in-place.
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Notes on where the next rally may come from.

Originally posted as a reply, but reproduced here:
In time Ethereum as a platform can regroup and better itself, shaking off the ghosts - just as Bitcoin has done time and time again.
What it needs is a raft of useful DAPPs that provide tangible value to its users, ideally in an environment where the architecture itself is invisible. For example Facebook and Google are ultimately distributed through the transmission protocol HTTP (groundbreaking at the time), but the top and bottom layers are now so distant that nobody gives it a second thought and most people don't even know what it is. Ethereum needs to be the abstraction layer underneath genuinely useful services that can't run better on another platform, and then evaporate into collective unconsciousness as a robust foundation that few people outside of developer circles encounter 'in the nude' any more. When you can do something novel of value on Ethereum - and you don't know you're using Ethereum - then I'd say that's one of the maturity gates passed through.
I struggle to find great examples because in all honesty blockchain-based distributed end-user application computing is about the worst performance you could possibly get outside of using pigeons to transmit data, and decentralization alone is not a useful property of something like a social network or search engine. It may eventually find niches in such things as un-shut-downable online markets (dark and light), unstoppable non-realtime communication channels, or the big one; document transaction management signing - a mutlibillion dollar emerging market that I personally find Ethereum to be highly complementary to.
Useful DAPPs built on Ethereum will most likely be machine-machine interface elements more similar to APIs than human software applications, for use when routing of data through the blockchain is of specific value, such as legal notary archival. The first good enterprise-grade blockchain-based document caching and traversal solution for lawyers will bridge worlds and make millions - largely because Ethereum is useless as a client computer but unbeatable as an immutable ledger.
In addition to applications, Ethereum needs to support a diverse and successful portfolio of DAOs that within a short time frame can prove their worth as investment vehicles, returning greater-than-ipo returns to their investors without encountering technical problems. These might preferably be small DAOs with only tens to hundreds of investors, who can turn around real profit in under twelve months - think small Kickstarters and not venture capital - it's safer.
These DAOs need not necessarily be ownerless or without centralized oversight, nor would that seem recommendable. An example might be an automated web hosting company that can automatically buy excess storage or bandwidth from other nodes running in storage or data centers, and then rent it out on-demand to yet more DAOs who need web hosting or data provisioning for their business services - making a profit for its shareholders and paying for its own contract gas. One of the earliest descriptions of DAOs was that of DACs - totally automated robot companies that once released can provide far-reaching value. Think of how Ethereum could power the transactional backbone of an autonomous Amazon AWS-like operation.
As to the rally - In the non-virtual space Venture Capitalists invest significant seed money in new businesses with powerful business models. But it should be keenly noted that they almost never do so unless the business is already generating revenue or a marketable user base. They don't invest in ideas, they invest in demonstrated potential. (Relevant Dilbert). All smart money and savvy investors operate on similar principals. This is important so it's worth stating again: real money doesn't invest in ideas. It invests in demonstrated potential. So far Ethereum has demonstrated how to lose money, not how to make it as a business platform.
Now the first speculative bubble is almost over (maybe there are more, maybe not), I believe that the next time Ethereum The Token (ETH coin) will really accumulate true (non-speculative) value is when its ecosystem starts to deliver tangible and quantifiable financial returns for the DAPP developers and early investors of the DAOs to come - that's when we'll see real growth.
Up to now the platform has proved nothing save for being an overvalued and grossly overcomplicated money-transmission network, which is now suffering a trust and public image problem.
So what will spark a rally?
Well, now speculative confidence has evaporated and the only applied use-case has wound up, it will take the ecosystem starting to live up to its own idealistic hype of providing end-user value and genuine DAO returns to reinvigorate interest. As another user commented: "would you put your money in any smart contract now?" It will take a new generation of even braver investors to take the project back to its former glory.
In the short term ETH is now dwindling as just another post-bust speculative altcoin. The fork will obliterate the price in a lose-lose outcome and dark times are ahead for ETH token prices. But Ethereum was never about the token price - it was about the applications that can run on the EVM. So the token price may crumble but Ethereum's potential is unchanged from a week ago. It will just take real-world transformation of that potential into real results to spur the next wave of interest.
To challenge Bitcoin as a store of value and money transmission network? Probably never. To transcend its own hype and become trustworthy as a valued business platform? Perhaps 24-36 months.
One must also consider the remote possibility that the Ethereum experiment is for all intents and purposes finished, and its creators will learn lessons and move on to other greater projects. I reference Project Xanadu which was actually a more ambitious predecessor to the World Wide Web that, despite being the visionary creation of some very bright minds and light years ahead of its competition, was beset by problems and was eventually abandoned by the people who went on to build the WWW. Xanadu is what the web was supposed to have become, and in many ways even now the web fails to live up to the original goals - but most would argue that we have a robust and world-changing platform anyway.
Ethereum may not be 'it'. It may be too ambitious and its DAO ramifications too poorly understood. Maybe it's a little early. Maybe the time isn't quite yet, but perhaps through this turbulence something even greater will eventually emerge that can do only half as much but ten times better.
As William Gibson said — "The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed"
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