Should I admit that occurs to me, as well? I think I've never had an unsuccessful rescue from either standpoint, though. Rescues that are planned will always work with me. I am just that awesome. (And just that unyielding in the consent and planning departments, but I'm getting more fluid in that respect.)
Sorry for the delay in replying, Ms. Clark but I was finishing up a story. I enjoyed your confident nature and I am sure you have provided amusement to many a Master Villain. Your awesomeness must be something to see and experience and when now coupled with fluidity - well, henchmen beware. All the best and I do hope your failed rescue of the Damsel is a mere setback and you free and moisten both of you with that new found fluidness.
It seems I must clarify something: I'm not present in the picture, here. I'm not Sparkler, I'm Nytbyrd. (Though it occurs to me that perhaps I shouldn't say who I am to a Master Villain.) In whatever continuity is present, Nytbyrd's fallen out of touch with these friends of hers, more's the pity...
Because I truly never have failed at rescuing someone. Ever. It's almost _annoying_ on one level to be so dependable to others... but let it be known that every picture floating around in cyberspace of Nytbyrd in dire straits came from my getting into my own trouble. I set out to rescue someone, that person gets rescued, as Damsel herself could tell you.
Creative spelling at any rate. I like a heroine who can say, as she is chained and gagged, hanging upside down over a threshing machine, "It's my own fault." Do you get rescued when you are in 'dire straits', solve your own problems with a display of intellectual and physical brilliance or rely on the ever popular, (among heroines), 'super heroine luck'?
When I do manage to find my way into trouble, usually, I need to rely on my circle of friends to rescue me, but I have on occasion managed to use my wits or my wiles, such as they are, to get myself out. Superheroine Luck is for the weak (or the people who just have no time in the day, but that's another story, and on rare occasion I've needed to go that route).
There was a late night dj in New York named the Night Bird but I don't know how she spelt it.
An honest answer to my inquiry. Don't be ashamed of using super heroine luck - it's your gift for being on the side of justice. Who ever heard of super villainess luck - except writers who are too unimaginative to create a new super villainess.
Well, this is true; I've never once seen luck blindly favor a villainess, though it has been invoked by a sufficiently prepared mind... I'd rather use my wits to get out of sticky situations, though. I mean, I _am_ smart enough to get out of nearly anything if I have a tenth of a chance. The problem is getting that chance...