So, you missed the show at GeekGirlCon? Here’s a copy of the script for the mini-opera you missed. It’ll change each time we do it, of course. This time, Captain America won. Next time? Who can say…?

—– GeekGirlCon 2013 script (2013/10/16.1) —–
Something’s Coming (The Warning Cry)
Starship on Fire (The Turning Point)
World Trapped in Amber (The Contemplation)
Sick of America (The Supervillain’s Rant)
Anarchy Now! (The Fight Song)

STAGE: Solarbird’s Flag (held by HENCH NICOLE) and Cascadia Flag (held by HENCH ANNA), flanking and behind SOLARBIRD.

SOLARBIRD performs Something’s Coming.

SOLARBIRD: “We used to be superheroes, you know…” [usual mythos explanation here]

[SOLARBIRD performs Starship on Fire and World Trapped in Amber.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA stands in the shadows, opposite stage area.

SOLARBIRD [derisively]: “Captain? Captain Hammer? In the shadows? Is that you?”

[Solarbird whips up the BROKEN HAMMER PROP and smirks.]

SOLARBIRD [mocking]: “Ready for a rematch already? Last time didn’t go so well.”

[CAPTAIN AMERICA steps heroically into full view, possibly catapulting a railing to do so. SOLARBIRD was not expecting somebody from the big leagues, and is visibly taken aback.]


CAPTAIN AMERICA: “Step away from the flags, Solarbird. We don’t need to do this.”

SOLARBIRD: “Oh, I think we do, Captain. I think we really do. Because, well… you know why…”

[SOLARBIRD performs SICK OF AMERICA. This is the Supervillain Rant. Lots of physical action and mobility.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: “You have valid grievances, Solarbird. But you are tearing America apart to express them, and I cannot let you do that. We can stand here until tomorrow morning–and I will still disagree with you.”

SOLARBIRD [Laughs angrily]: “I?! I… have done nothing. Nothing except recognise what has already true. I tried it your way, Captain – I tried it your way for a long time. All I got was a torture regime, a surveillance state… a registration act… and a Traitor declaration. And I, for one, will gladly have four or five separate Republics before one united empire.”

[HENCHES lean FLAGS against WALL.]

SOLARBIRD: “There’s a difference between an optimist and a fool, Captain. I wonder, which are you?”

[HENCHES step forward, in front of SOLARBIRD. SOLARBIRD smiles at her henches.]

SOLARBIRD: “I think it’s time for a lesson in applied politics. Get ‘er, gang.”

[HENCHES gang-rush CAPTAIN AMERICA, who shoves them all back at once with her shield, and HENCHES fly all akimber.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: “Mother and country!”

[SOLARBIRD performs ANARCHY NOW. Fight scene proceeds as rehearsed. HENCHES… don’t do so well.]

CAPTAIN AMERICA: “Honestly, those are your best henchies? Who’d you get them from, The Monarch?”

SOLARBIRD: “…maaaaaybe. It was short notice.”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: “Well, show’s over. Come peacefully for shawarma, or it’s your turn!”

SOLARBIRD: “Shawarma, or shawarma and… jail?

CAPTAIN AMERICA: “No promises.”

SOLARBIRD: “Toni’s outside, isn’t she?”

[CAPTAIN AMERICA half-smiles.]

SOLARBIRD: “Aaaaaand Coulson. Damn.”

SOLARBIRD puts down her zouk, sighing: “I’ll be good.”

[SOLARBIRD puts forward her wrists, as if for handcuffs. CAPTAIN AMERICA marchers her by the arm towards offstage. While being turned away, SOLARBIRD looks back to any audience, holds up her other arm, fingers obviously crossed, and winks. CAPTAIN AMERICA pretends not to notice. Then SOLARBIRD breaks away from CAPTAIN AMERICA.]

SOLARBIRD: “Baiiii-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: “Avengers Assemble!”

SOLARBIRD: “Henches! TO ME!”

[CAPTAIN AMERICA and SOLARBIRD run back to stage and bow. SOLARBIRD introduces HENCHIE AMBER, HENCHIE ANNA, and HENCHIE NICOLE, WHO HAS A SHOW. NICOLE plugs her show. SOLARBIRD then introduces CAPTAIN AMERICA, who takes a bow. CAPTAIN AMERICA introduces SOLARBIRD, and out.]

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