Recently, Floyd, the Author and I recieved a very interesting list of inquiries from a young fan. The debate that ensued was inevitable, and the subject was an old one: who got to reply to these questions? Floyd insisted it was his turn; he hasn’t had a post in several weeks. The Author said she was the only one qualified to answer the questions. Floyd retorted that he understood himself perfectly well, thank you very much. The Author retorted that he was well known for coloring the truth when it came to details about himself. Floyd said she went out of her way to embarrass him. And so the argument raged.
In fact, it’s still raging. I sort of quit listening. Because, after all, if it’s anyone’s turn to write a post on this site, it’s mine. I’ve never done so. Mostly because I’ve never really had anything to say. Well, now I do. I know Floyd as well as anyone possibly can, and that makes me qualified as well. And the look on their faces when they realize I’ve solved their argument will be well worth the trouble, and any repercussions Floyd might see fit to attempt.
Book 1 questions:
1. What is Lab coat’s official supervillain and human name? (bottom of page 64-top of page 65)
Nobody knows. Since he never told us his real name we don’t have any way of finding out what it was. When he was pretending to be human he called him Joseph Smith, but it’s most likely a pseudonym. As for an official supervillain name…. I’m afraid Lab-coat is the most official one he’ll ever get. He never gave one to himself and Floyd is not known for his officialness in assigning names.
2. How did Floyd take down Johnny McGee? (giant green monster) (page 83)
He shot him. Turns out that even being a giant doesn’t make you invulnerable to bullets. Upon checking the book I see that he was somehow missed on the list of casualties… I’ll make sure the author fixes that when she does revisions in November.
3. What was Johnny McGee’s supervillain name? (page 50)
The Giant Green Monster. Like I said, Floyd isn’t very good with names.
4. Is Lab coat’s sense of smell really that good that he could tell that Floyd wasn’t human? (page 82)
No, his smelling was normal. He was just used to working with super-humans, and mentioned that Floyd seemed more like them then like a normal person. He didn’t know he was alien; he just knew there was something wrong with him. not that surprising, actually. It’s really not hard to tell that something is wrong with Floyd.
5. Exactly how tall is Floyd? (page 5)
I don’t know, he won’t let anyone measure him. And he slouches, which makes it hard to tell. I’d guess around five feet.
6. Did the cat is the park belong to Dotty? (page 39) (page 79)
No, it was just a stray.
7. Was Dotty a supervillain? (page 81)
Since Lab-coat was able to manipulate her, I think she probably was.
8. Does Floyd ever sleep when he’s not regenerating?
Yes. He sleeps about 4-5 hours a night usually.
Book 1 and 2 questions:
1. Can Floyd run out of regenerations? (He has regenerated 3 times) (page 89 book1) (page 57 book 2) ( page 85 book 2 )
No, this isn’t Doctor Who. The actual regeneration process is actually quite different. A better description would be accelerated healing, but then who asks me about descriptions? Any time he gets hurt, even just a scratch, the nanobots “regenerate” that area, causing it to heal within minutes. Worse injuries take longer. There’s actual a detailed description of the process in Book 5.
2. How did Floyd get to the Department of Help and Relief Services, because on page 92 book 1 Floyd says that he was kidnapped and on page 1 book 2 it says that his sister sold him for 10,000 galactic credits to help start her marriage off well.
Both are true. Basically, his sister was an accomplice to his kidnapping. Either way he was taken against his will. There’s more about that in Book 5 too.
Book 2 questions
1. Did Doctor Sinister have superpowers to teleport or did he really have a smoky transporter? (page 37)
He had a really smoky transporter.
2. What did Doctor Sinister’s haircut look like? (73)
Sort of like Einsteins. Sticking straight up as though he’d been subjected to a large shock of static electricity. I think it looked that way because of his transporter.
3. Does Floyd finally think he’s a hero even if he’s not a superhero? (page 90-91)
I think he accepted that he could do good in the world and be a hero to some people, even if he didn’t feel like a hero, or was one to himself. You can be heroic without accepting the title, if you know what I mean.
4. Why did Floyd get drunk? (page 44)
Because that’s what people do when they don’t want to face their problems. It’s a stupid idea, usually with unpleasant consequences.
5. What did Floyd take pictures of? (page 1)
People, usually. Buildings, sometimes. Pretty much the same sort of things that people take pictures of now.
6. How did Floyd break Doctor Sinister’s neck? (page 74)
He’s actually stronger than he looks, and he’s been trained to kill people efficiently. He knew how to do it, I guess.
7. If Floyd could become a superhero would he become one? (page 5)
I don’t think so.
8. How did Sergeant Adams get a copy of Floyd’s keys without Floyd knowing? (page 29)
Now, if I told you that you really would know everything.
1. What is Floyd’s favorite article he’s written?
For the London Star? Probably “Why the World Doesn’t Need Superheroes” from Book 2. Everything else is just fluff, according to him.
2. What is Floyd’s favorite color?
3. What is Floyd’s favorite animal?
4. What is Floyd’s favorite supervillain power?
As in… which one can he defeat the easier or which one does he hate the most? Honestly, I don’t think he likes any of them.
5. What is Floyd’s favorite ice cream flavor?
Um… hold on..
Floyd, have you ever had ice cream?
Have I had what?
Ice cream. Cold, sweet, frozen milk.
I don’t know. I can’t tell your Earth foods apart, except for the really disgusting ones. Why? Why do you care?
6. How did Floyd get to Earth after being sent from his home planet?
An automated space ship dropped him off.
7. Has Floyd ever watched a movie and if so, what is his favorite movie he watched?
He’s seen a few, but never really got into them. He also claims to be too busy for anything fun.
8. Has Floyd ever played board games?
A few, possibly.
9. Has Floyd ever eaten italian ice?
I don’t think so.
10. How did Floyd break Doctor Sinister’s neck?
You asked this one already.
11. What color is Floyd’s hair?
12. How much money does Floyd get paid for his job?
Well, he gets paid by the story. I don’t know exactly, but I think it comes to about fifty pounds a week.
13. Will Floyd ever clean his flat?
No. It eventually gets demolished by a supervillain.
14. When Floyd came to Earth how did he end up in England?
He started out in California, USA, and sort of wandered, hitchhiked, and stowed away until he ended up here.
15. Has Floyd ever read Lord Of The Rings?
I don’t think so.
16. What besides being a photographer did Floyd do on his planet?
Hung out with friends, partied, wandered around the city, bothered his sister, and generally lived a normal life.
17. Can Floyd speak any other languages that english?
Two. His home language and the intergalactic standard tongue.
18. Can Sergeant Adams speak any other languages that english?
19. Does Floyd have a tv in his flat?
20. What does Floyd eat?
Whatever happens to be available.
21. What does Floyd like to eat?
Pretty much nothing.