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ehrosh :bem shahrrehthu voi vo rraop
Date of Scene: 16 February 2021
Location: Bullpen - Daily Planet Building
Synopsis: Ten With Terry's first SUPER INTERVIEW with Supergirl- on the Daily Planet website!
Cast of Characters: Terry O'Neil, Kara Danvers

Terry O'Neil has posed:
"... and joining me today for Ten With Terry is none other than a fellow Titan," Terry, in his human form, faces the camera, leaning slightly on the table of the small recording studio. Two sets of high-quality microphones are set to record the audio for the podcast, whereas the video will be featured on the website itself. "And because we're newspaper people, you know we love alliteration... so I am almost contractually obligated to mention that you have heard her referred to as the Maiden of Might- but around the Tower, and the rest of the world, we know her as Supergirl!"

He turns to face Kara and grins, "Thank you for taking the time to do this brief interview with us, Supergirl!"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Supergirl is magnetic to the camera. No matter the angle, she looks good. She's wearing her long blue cloak with golden Kryptonian symbols embroidered along its hem. The hood is of course down and a mic clipped near her mouth. She touches it which you're not meant to do, to adjust its position and then speaks a little too closely to it, "Hello hello." She pulls back from it when the sound guy gives her a Look_.

    "Hello Terry. Oh golly I'd almost forgotten someone called me that when I first arrived in Metropolis," says Kara and continues, "Thank you for inviting me to talk." Supergirl has been notoriously shy of the media ever since she arrived, but it makes sense given she is a fellow Titan with Terry that she'd allow him an interview. "And for all those listening today and in the future, ehrosh :bem shahrrehthu voi vo rraop. Greetings and well wishes to you."

Terry O'Neil has posed:
"Thank you for accepting! And ehrosh--" he falters, and then chuckles. "I am obviously going to need a few lessons... I'm afraid I'd simply butcher it."

He gestures, "For those of you who are listening to the audio version, I've got to tell you- Supergirl is wearing this very fetching cloak, with golden symbols on the hem. It's stunning! Supergirl, can you tell us the significance of these symbols?"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara's smile elongates as Terry almost greets her in Kryptonian. SO CLOSE. "ahm.. bem..," she attempts to help him with that second part of the word. "Thank you Terry, this took me quite a while to make, and that's saying something for someone with super speed."

    She lifts up part of the hem for the camera to see and says, "dhagieru wis rrup eh uskah kir, ;zuhne awuhkhu zhadif kryp w rrup ehm duahzes kryp ... it is part of a ..letter.. left by Superman's parents for him. You will travel far, my little one. But we will never leave you, even in the face of our deaths."

    She bites her bottom lip and takes in a deep breath, "Very touching words." She holds up more of the hem, "Perhaps those with studious eyes will be able to translate more of odhoz words themselves." She lets the cloak drop and settle back in place.

Terry O'Neil has posed:
Terry takes a breath, and lets the silence pass for a moment afterwards, "It's a very touching statement. Your family carries that legacy... in a very different world."

He reaches over for his glass of water, "Now, if I recall correctly, you were old enough to have known more of your world than Superman, right? Is it okay if I ask you to tell us a little about those circumstances?"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara's eyes widen just a touch and she looks immediately conflicted, "It's.. not an easy thing to talk about Terry. The last days of your world as it is ripped apart. I remember a project by the thinkers guild and the warriors guild travelled to planets we had long ago since terraformed but never settled. On those planets were geographic stabalisers. They were brought back to Krypton in hopes of stabalising our own planet. Unfortunately.. it was not enough."

    She shakes her head, "It's a strange thing to be sent away by your parents and then the next thing you know you've awoken on an alien world filled with alien people. Well, I know I'm the alien to everyone else, even though I look like you.. but the sky is blue, and the shadows are dark and the sunsets are golden red. Everything here that could look familiar does not. That's the beauty of alien worlds, something I learnt only a little about in school."

Terry O'Neil has posed:
Terry nods slowly, "Thank you for sharing this, I know it's not easy. But I think it's important, for stories to be told. Another way for things to live on is through language- have you ever thought of sharing your language with the world? I imagine linguists would be thoroughly fascinated at being able to know a language that grew in an entirely different world! And I know more than a few polyglots who would jump at the idea."

He grins, "I'm not one of them. I am notoriously bad at languages. But I digress... back home- you know, I do have to wonder what kind of child Supergirl was?" he grins, tilting his head. "When I was ten, I managed to flood the kitchen and living room of my house with soap suds because of a... misunderstanding. Yes. We'll call it a misunderstanding. Did /you/ ever do any crazy things when you were a kid? Can you tell us about the craziest thing you ever did as a kid?"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara nods her head slowly at Terry's understanding. "One day I will travel back to Krypton to better understand what happened there. I was too young to grasp everything that was going on. Now that I'm older and I have a bigger understand of how worlds and societies work - especially with so many to learn from here on Earth - I hope to get a better understanding of how something like that can happen."

    Kara brightens again and says, "Terry, I'd absolutely love to share my language with Earth. Languages are shaped by the people that speak them and as one of the few left who speak it natively, I hope to find a way to broaden more minds with Kryptonian ideas and concepts. It's difficult to find time though, with all that is happening in the world every day. But it would be time well spent."

    She chuckles a touch though, "Young Supergirl.. gosh. Well I excelled at science, but that was hardly surprising since both my parents were in the thinkers guild. I particularly liked particle physics, the construction of stable ... I think they are called quanta here on Earth?, I won an award for that in high school. I also studied martial arts as I found it a lot of fun. I had no idea it'd be so useful later in my life..."

    She smiles kindly, "But you want to hear a fun story. Well I suppose, there was a teacher in school who was paranoid of artificial intelligence. Higher thinking AI was illegal on Krypton. I don't know the history there, but this teacher.. paranoid. So myself and some of my friends, we hacked in to a Turex model android and set it up with remote control access and pretended it had achieved self awareness just within ear shot of our teacher."

    She snickers a touch at the memory. "He slipped as he started to run for the authorities office. When he came back with a warrior guild member ranting wildly about the Turex that had become self aware, all he found was a simple model that was cleaning the Tethenex grafters. The look on his face..." Kara says with a proud grin of achievement.

Terry O'Neil has posed:
Terry lets out a laugh, "Oh, that was brilliant! Remind me to tell you about the time we replaced Sister Mary Ignatius'..." he pauses, clears his throat and gives a little wave at the camera. "Hi, sister! /Anyways/, on a totally related topic, as a pair of fresh eyes on this world of ours, I am curious about whether there is something about Earth that you've discovered that fills you with particular joy? Symphonies, movies... hot dogs?" He grins, "Beast Boy is partial to hot dogs."

Kara Danvers has posed:
    There is little to no hesitation as Kara says, "Art. All the art. Painting, sculpture, music, memes, movies, poems, clothing, gardens, architecture, languages, food, songs... art art art." She pauses and then smiles, "Earth, to me, is like thousands of tiny cultures all packed together on one planet. The variety on this world is like nothing I have ever discovered before."

    "The artisan guild tells us that art was perfected on Krypton thousands of years before and we reap the benefits of perfect paintings, perfect architecture, perfect music." She holds up a hand, "Don't get me wrong, Kryptonian art is veeeery good. But it's Kryptonian. I come to Earth and here Earth has this wild huge mish mash of all kinds of things everywhere. It fills my heart with joy."

Terry O'Neil has posed:
"Did you hear that, kids?" Terry says, leaning into looking at the camera with a grin, "Those of you who want to pursue art careers, you can tell your parents about what Supergirl said if they ever give you any grief!" He winks at the camera, and looks at Kara, "It happens, you know. Some parents are. So... here's a fun question for you- you can fly and move at super speed. You can shoot beams from your eyes and see through things, and you can /fly!/"

He partially covers his mouth, as if he were whispering to the camera, "Just between us, that's the best power ever."

He then says, "So with all of those amazing talents, I've got to ask you - Do you have any talent that you consider just weird or useless? I, for example, can wiggle my ears." A pause. "And /not/ in my cat form."

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara tilts her head and winks, "You know it's true. Earth culture should be celebrated at every opportunity." She then raises her eyebrows and counts on her fingers as Terry lists her 'known' powers. "Wiggling ears is an underrated power Terry. You said flying twice, but also super breath and super strength, super hearing, and super vision." She grins, "Not just looking through things, but seeing the nanoscopic and the very very far away. and let's not forget, invulnerability."

    Listing all the reasons enemies of Superman, Power Girl and Supergirl hate them, "But a strange power. Well, I'd say the weirdest sensation is how good the sun feels.. but weirder still is flying faster than the speed of light." She lifts her chin a little, "I can think pretty quickly a lot of the time, but even still when you are moving faster than the speed of light, the universe becomes a confusing blur. Granted," she says and spreads her fingers out, "I've not practiced this very much. But one day I hope to be able to travel between planets. But if we wanted to talk really weird.. from the Human perspective...."

    She tucks her lips in and then nods her head, "I can see all the electromagnetic signals wizzing around everywhere. All the wifi signals, all the radio waves, all the electrical conduits buzzing. It was, when I arrived on Earth, extremely distracting. Imagine, if you will, the aurora borialis, but everywhere, all the time."

Terry O'Neil has posed:
"Oh, wow... that means you're sort of a real-life Geordi LaForge!" He pauses, "It was a show my mom used to watch... if you haven't seen it, we'll watch it sometime at the tower! Victor must light up like a Christmas tree. It's a pretty interesting power..." he scratches his chin. He could see the applications of it, Kara could /see/ signals from trackers stealthily planted on people, perhaps. That could be very very useful. "I did mention flying twice because... I like it best. Any time I can hitch a ride with a flier, I never say 'no!'"

His smile turns mischievous, "Tell me, if I were to come to your home and look inside your refrigerator, what would I find? And the refrigerator at the tower doesn't count!"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara chuckles, "Well, I have made it a mission to try and recreate Kryptonian dishes as best as I can remember them. But none of the plants of Krypton live on this planet, so it's extremely difficult to find similar tastes." She motions with a hand, "But aside from that, you'll find dishes from all around the world."

    She looks to the camera, "You wonderful people, you know who you are, who have given me food as thanks for my service. I shall repeat, you don't need to do that, but I do take your food home and enjoy it greatly. There's nothing like home cooked food from all around the world Terry. Cooked with love and ingredients I couldn't even name if I tried. Super tasting is not one of my powers."

Terry O'Neil has posed:
"Well, now we know who will be bringing the food for the next team potluck," Terry winks, "But we do have a very food-centric team, don't we? A lot of very high metabolisms and a lot of appetites. Beast Boy lived in my apartment for two weeks while he was injured and let me tell you, my food expenses went..." he points his thumb up, "Woosh!" he chuckles. "Man, if Gar hears that, I'm in trouble. But speaking of which... If you get caught in any trouble, whom you do rely to help you out- outside of your Kryptonian family?"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara chuckles and says, "Yes, and The Flash probably has the highest metabolism in our team.." She smiles though at the question about who helps her. "Everybody. I stand up for what's right because everybody out there on, under, and above this world deserves it. I fight for them, and the trust they give me in return elevates my purpose."

    "There was a volcanic eruption in Indonesia and when a large chunk of magma hit me from behind, cooling on top of me. I pushed my way out of it and there, before me, was a young boy. He was unafraid, he told me.. he had nothing to fear because I was there. He held out his hand to help me up," she says and swallows, tearing up just a little bit. "You all fill my heart, every moment of every day. If you are having a bad day right now and you know you are about to make a terrible decision. Wait, things are going to get better, don't make the rash choice right now, you will regret it later."

    Kara continues, "I can name names of course, there are people in the set of everybody who are heroic in that very literal sense of the word. My Titans family, my Justice League family. But there are so many people that I cannot name, for their safety, but you know who you are. You know that I love you very much." Her hand rests over her heart briefly and adds, "nahkluv."

Terry O'Neil has posed:
Terry smiles, "Well, I don't think I could have said it any better, really. Supergirl, you touch the lives of a lot of people and you do an enormous amount of good in the world. The people of this Earth gladly return that sentiment," he says. And then, of course, with a wink "Except, well, you know, the ones who cause all the trouble. But there's always a few brats in a pack. But- we shouldn't hold you over too much, as I'm sure that you have many things to do today. I was thinking-- Maybe we could get you to do a five minute video every week or so to share your language with the people of the Earth- think about it! To close us out... how about you share one of your favorite aphorisms from back home in your language with our listeners?"

Kara Danvers has posed:
    Kara laughs and shakes her head to Terry, "Well we will see. You can of course follow me on twitter, my twitter handle is @zhiuedhyv, which, coincidentally means Supergirl in Kryptonian. There you can see pictures of me with the wonderful people I meet around the world, learn snippets of my language -- or perhaps soon even more. And.. apparently, learn some of my weekly thoughts."

    "Now I know that there are people out there who still don't think I'm real, but here's hoping they don't think this is just special effects." Kara stands up and detaches the microwave. She offers and gives Terry a hug, then winks at the camera and lifts up off the ground, then in a blur the digital camera can barely capture, she is gone.

Terry O'Neil has posed:
After returning the hug, and watching Kara leave, Terry turns to the camera and grins. "Trust me, she's not a special effect. We don't have /that/ high of a budget at the Planet."

Taking a sip of his glass of water, "What makes a hero is more than super-powers, and more than a flashy costume. Powers are just tools, and tools are directed by the heart and the mind that guides them."

"I think it's pretty clear that, if Supergirl had no powers, she'd still be a hero, no matter what it was that she'd be doing among us- volunteering in a hospital, bringing food to the hungry, or working on behalf of the marginalized and downtrodden. And that's a lesson for all of us."

"I'm Terry O'Neil, and you've been listening to Ten with Terry. Remember to keep your eye in the sky- you never know just what... or who, you might see up there."