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Poll - The Powers that Be

I probably won't get to post much before Balticon, so I want to leave you with these pondering thought-poll:

Poll #500640 The Powers that Be

If you had the ability to summon lightning (from the sky, not your hands) to strike any person you chose within your line of sight, at will, which of the following would be true:

I'd never use that kind of power
0(0.0%)
I would only use that power to hurt what I considered to be bad people
1(4.2%)
I would probably abuse the power at least somewhat, like when I was mad at some guy in traffic, or an ex, or to show off to impress or scare people
0(0.0%)
I wouldn't tell anyone else about this power, and make all uses of it seem like natural accidents
1(4.2%)
I would only tell close friends about this power
0(0.0%)
Everyone would damn well know about this power I have
0(0.0%)
I would kill another person with the same abilities before they killed me
0(0.0%)
I should probably never be given this power
0(0.0%)
Where do I show up to gain this power? Do you accept credit cards?
0(0.0%)
Punkie? Who told you? ZZZOOTTT!!!
0(0.0%)
I would use a somatics (physical movement, like a point or nod) and/or verbal terms ("ZOT!" "sha-ZAM!") to accompany each lightning blast
0(0.0%)
While reading this poll, I thought of the line, "It's not nice to fool mother nature!" because I am old and watched too much TV in the 70s
0(0.0%)
could even tell you what brand Mother Nature was mad at
0(0.0%)

If you had magic powers, like say Jeanie or Samantha from their respective sitcoms, would you keep your powers secret from the rest of the world? Explain why in the comments.

I would keep it secret from everyone, so I wouldn't be bothered.
14(58.3%)
I wouldn't care. I could magically make them forget if it was a problem.
10(41.7%)

If you were a spouse or significant other of the person with the powers, but don't have powers yourself like Major Nelson or Darren, would you encourage or discourage the use of their magical abilities (assuming they use them for good)? Explain why in the comments.

Discourage. What would mother say??
5(20.8%)
Encourage. "Samantha? Can you cast up some 1874 Lafite Rothschild Pauillac Bordeaux for Mr. Tate? That's a good dear..."
19(79.2%)
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