Johnny Storm is part of Edward Batten?s group of heroes. But what else do we know about Mr. Storm? Let?s grab that cup of coffee and see what we can learn about him.
1> How long have you been in RhyDin?
Wow, um ... Let me think. Almost four years now. Time flies when you're having fun!
2> What is the one thing about life in RhyDin that you love?
I love the diversity and the freedom. And the ability to walk around without anyone thinking I'm a freak! And the adventure. Life here is never boring. If you're bored in Rhy'Din, something is wrong with you! And that's more than one, sorry! But really, I like the freedom to be able to be who I am and live the life I want without anyone judging me or trying to make me be someone I'm not.
3> Is there anything about RhyDin that you would change?
Not really. Well, maybe one or two. But the cause that's closest to my heart right now is the Orphanage. There are a lot of kids there who need a good home, and a lot of people who could make that happen but who keep their eyes closed to the problem. I'd like to challenge everyone in Rhy'Din who wants to have a kid to consider choosing a child of choice. I promise you won't regret it. I look forward to the day when the Orphanage closes because there aren't any kids left to adopt. That will be a happy day in Rhy'Din.
4>What brought you to RhyDin?
I was invited to Rhy'Din by the Avengers, but I'm not on active duty anymore. My life has gotten too busy with raising a family and working at the fire station. They know how to find me, and I'll always be there if they need me.
5>What's the one thing you've never done that you would love to do?
Geez, that's a hard one. Learn to surf! I'm just learning how to swim, but I'd love to learn how to surf. That would be such a rush!
6>What advice would you give to anyone starting out in the superhero business?
I'm not sure it's a business. I mean, you don't usually have much of a choice in these matters. Most superheroes I know don't even like to be called superheroes. They're just people with extraordinary abilities trying to do what they can to help make Rhy'Din a better place. But as far as advice goes? Find a good mentor. Find someone else who can show you the ropes and help you learn what you can and can't do. Before you can really become a superhero, you need to master your skills and know your own limitations. Otherwise, you'll just end up hurting yourself and maybe putting someone else's life in danger.
7> If you knew you were going to be stranded on a deserted island - what 5 things would you take with you?
I wouldn't take anything because I wouldn't be stranded! I can fly, you know, but I'll humor you. If I was stranded on a deserted island - which will never actually happen - I'd take, hmm ... um ... Are we assuming I can Flame On or not Flame On? Let's assume for some reason, I can't. Then, I'd take my wife for company ... No, I wouldn't because that would put her in too much danger. Um ... Geez, I don't know! I'm not sure I can answer that question!
8> What is something most people don?t know about you? What do they miss when meeting you?
That I'm a lot more than a pretty face? No, seriously ... I think a lot of people can't or don't bother to dig deeper. I think that goes for most people in general though. It's not just me. Back home, everyone thought I was nothing more than a rebellious teenager, when really, all I wanted was to be a hero. I'm not sure if I've achieved that here, but I think I've found my niche as a firefighter. What better way to put my abilities to good use to help people?
9> Who do you think is fascinating to watch?
I don't know about fascinating, but ... I hope my wife isn't reading this ... Janie is hot! And she's a good friend. Um ... Ebon. He's a great guy, and he deserves to be governor. He was kind of my mentor when I first got here. Lyneth. That kid is hysterical! Gosh, there are so many fascinating personalities here, it's hard to name them all. Maggie ... I swear she's really an adult in disguise. Issy. There's a woman you want on your side during a fight. All the Avengers really. This place needs heroes, and there are plenty of heroes here to choose from.
10> What do you admire most about your best friend?
That depends. I have more than one. My wife is my best friend, kinda, so if you're asking what I admire most about her, I'd have to say her compassion. I have never met a more compassionate, loving, caring, understanding, patient person than my Livvie. And she's the most organized person I've ever met, too! If you want to know about my real best friend, then I'd have to say Steve Rogers. What do I admire most about him? He's the role model every hero strives for! That and he's just a really great guy. A true friend. Someone who would lay down his life for you. Friendship doesn't get much better than that!
11> Who is your favorite bartender?
I don't know her name, but she always squirts me with water. The tease!
12> Who is your favorite business?
There are a lot of awesome businesses in Rhy'Din, but I'd have to say Miranda Bennett, owner of Weddings by Miranda. She lets me model for her sometimes - not the gowns! - and lets me keep all the clothes, and pays me, to boot! And she's just a really nice person.
13> Do you like sweets? What kinds of sweets are your favorites?
I love sweets! Sweets for the sweetest! But my favorite treat is ice cream. The only problem with ice cream is that it melts too fast, but Livvie bought me a special dish that keeps it cold long enough for me to eat it without it turning to a bowl of mush.
14> How do you feel about marshmallows?
Marshmallows? I like roasting them, and I don't need a bonfire to do it! They don't call me Torch for nothing, you know!
15> How big is your tab at the Inn?
I don't have a tab at the inn. I thought everything was free! Isn't it?
16> Have you ever fed the stew?
I tried once, but it scared the crap out of me, and I've never tried it again.