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It has been 72 Days since Booster Gold last appeared in a DCnU comic book.
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Monday, April 13, 2020
Boosterrific Note: the following was sent to me by a Booster Gold fan writing under the pen name Tinuvial beria uin Morchaint. It was among the very first responses I got to last Friday's post and was so exactly what I was hoping that I thought I'd go ahead and post it in the hopes of inspiring more of you to write in.
I saw your blog post today asking for some fan blog postings to help fill these days of stay at home orders and so on. Below is my offering for your endeavour and I hope you get several responses to help out in a tough, dry time for finding interesting Booster Gold news to write about.
Suggested Title: It's a Magical Flashpoint
No, not the comic book event, but we'll get to that. I suppose most people start at the beginning, so here goes. I first encountered Booster Gold as the voice giving tours in DC Universe Online; naturally, I became curious about the character. I probably found this site when I was first investigating, but I don't remember any more. At any rate, I was in college and the nearest comic shop had Booster's first volume in black and white, so I'm pretty sure I started with that. Then I got into the JLI comics and the rest was history.
I admit, I'm more of a sucker for Blue and Gold rather than Booster solo, although Booster and Skeets have had some pretty cool solo adventures. I think that's what attracts me most: Booster's friendships and his loyalty to his teammates. Ironically, the fact that he's imperfect and has flaws is just as attractive. A hero who's too perfect (or grim all the time) can get a little old and boring. How 'bout a hero who 'turns traitor' only to flip back to the side of good at the critical moment? As much as the Millennium event dragged out, I did enjoy that part of it. I even empathized with Booster's last few comics in Volume 1, when he feels like his friends have turned on him because he was forced into a bad situation (Dirk blackmailing him into being a Manhunter agent).
As for what keeps me coming back, well, I'd say I'm on the hunt for Booster Gold comics, though preferably not comics where he's been brainwashed into becoming a bad guy. If I had my druthers, DC would bring back the Blue and the Gold, but that may be a pipe dream at this point. That said, never say never and we'll have to see what the future might hold.
And, to wrap up, in true Booster Gold fashion...
I have an ongoing writing project that anyone can view and read for free at either Fanfiction.net or Archive Of Our Own (archiveofourown.org), under my penname of "sunstarunicorn". Archive has a few art pieces I've done for my writing, but Fanfiction.net has some older stories that I never cross-posted.
Anyway, my project is called the It's a Magical Flashpoint series and centers around a Canadian cop show called Flashpoint, but it's also mixed with Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, and BBC's Merlin. Technically, Booster isn't in the series, but his costume and Skeets have showed up in all three of my Halloween stories and may appear in the main storyline as well.
I've been writing and posting since 2016 and have over eighty stories for this series online now. We've reached Season 4 of Flashpoint and I intend to write through all 5 seasons as well as few post-series stories. Eventually, I might try for something more ambitious than 'mere' fanfiction, but if anyone's interested, do drop by. I try to post a new chapter twice a week and so far, I don't think I've missed any Tuesdays or Fridays in quite awhile.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and most of all, stay Boosterrific!
Thank you, Tinuvial. And thank you to the several others who have also already responded. I'll post all of you in time.
If anyone else would like to share and/or self-promote, you can still reach me through the Boosterrific.com Contact Portal or directly at walter(at)boosterrific.com.
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