Thursday Thirteen – One

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Paranormal Abilities I Wouldn’t Mind Having

Alright, I thought I’d kick off my first TT (in a year, it seems) with a fun one. I love paranormal elements of all kinds, and that does, of course, definitely include awesome abilities!

So, here they are, in no particular order:

  1. Invisibility: Seriously. This would so come in handy–I won’t even begin to tell you the mischief I’d get into because you’d only steal my lame awesome ideas.
  2. Shifting: Being able to shift into an animal at will would be Awesome (it warrants being capitalized, really).
  3. Flying: I’d love to be able to fly. Really high, like Superman, because I love and am fascinated by space and, well, it’d just be cool, okay?
  4. Telekinesis: The ability to control things with my mind would definitely come in handy, and not because I’m lazy, I swear. (I’m only lying a little.)
  5. Super speed: I’d love this one, just so I could clean faster. And because I could probably run home quicker than I could drive.
  6. Talking to animals: I know my cats cuss me out–I’d just like to know exactly what they’re saying. And, you know, it’d be neat if they could understand me when I cuss them out in return. Not that I *cough* do that *cough* or anything.
  7. Photographic memory: Being a genius would be awesome, but I’d love to be able to see or read something once and just have it memorized. I have a terrible memory and this would help a lot–especially in writing. Plus, it’d be kinda cool, like Reed from Criminal Minds.
  8. Teleportation: Yup. I wanna be able to teleport. Driving is hazardous. So being able to just think of where I want to be and, *poof* there I am, would be one of the coolest things. Plus, it’d save LOADS of time and gas, which would save money. See? It’s a threefor. Oh! And the Earth, because of less pollution. Ha! A fourfer.
  9. Ability to understand/speak all languages: Most people, if they tried, I think, can figure out when someone is cussing them out by reading their body language or by their tone of voice, even if they don’t understand the words. But I’d like to understand more than the bad stuff and, you know, be able to talk back if I’m so inclined. (It happens occasionally, really…)
  10. Control of the elements: Okay, I’d totally take advantage of this one. Oh, it’s 90 degrees outside? Okay, some wind coming right up! Ice on the car? Poof, there’s the sun! (Not sure it’d actually work like that, but hey, it’s my T13 and my delusions.)
  11. Healing: Yup. I’d like to be able to heal either myself or others. I’m a klutz, so this is a must.
  12. Cloning: I have 2 places to be, or maybe I just want to *be* two places, and poof, I can clone myself! (Like, on cleaning nights or days I have to work when I’d rather write or do…anything else.)
  13. Mind reading: There, I said it. I want to be able to read minds–but not all the time. I’d like an off/on switch, please, cause, you know, sometimes ignorance really is bliss.

If you could have any power, what would it be and why?

25 Responses

  1. I’d love to be able to talk to animals. How kewl would that be? Healing, yup, I’d start with me lol
    Welcome back to Thursday Thirteen
    Happy New Year!

  2. Wow so many great things. I think I want them all.
    Welcome back to T13.

  3. These are great! I’ve often wished I could lower gravity around me. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • I had a few more I wanted to list but I forgot them.

      And actually, as much as I’d like it, I think flying would scare me a little, LOL.

  4. I would love to have all these powers, but especially invisibility. That would be SO cool! Happy Thursday and Happy New Year! 🙂

    • I’ve threatened to haunt stalk people when I die, so having invisibility would make me able to do that before, you know, dying, LOL.

      Thanks, and Happy New Year to you too!

  5. In addition, I’ve always wanted the Borg personal space protector, or whatever you call that. The shield. Yes, I’d like that very much.

    • A shield would be neat, too. But I’m not sure it’d protect me against myself, LOL.

      As for Castro having a photographic memory, I’m not sure.

  6. And doesn’t Castro have a photographic memory? I think so…

  7. Those are all so cool!

    Happy New Year!


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  8. I can only choose one? I guess I’d like to be able to travel through time. Yup, that’s right – I’d like to be a Time Lord. 😉

    I just think it’d be fascinating to see how people really lived, or how things are going to be. I have no desire to profit from it, just to know.

    I’m boring, I guess.

    Happy New Year to you!

    • It would be interesting to see how people lived. Not sure about seeing how things would be. I think it’d just depress me, LOL.

      You’re not boring at all! 🙂

      Happy New Year to you, too!

  9. I’d love to fly. I have dreams where I’m flying like a bird; soaring and dipping, feeling the speed of air rushing over my body. Great list! Happy New Year & Happy TT.

    • The more I think about it, the more the idea kinda scares me. Kinda forgot my semi-fear of heights. Oops. LOL

      Thanks, Happy New Year to you, too!

  10. Mind reading for sure. I know the whole argument “Do you really want to know” but yes, I really want to know. LOL!

    • You know, maybe I would want to know. I mean, sometimes suspecting someone’s thinking ill about you is worse. Hmm. But I can totally see you trying to read everyone’s mind. 😛

  11. Not sure I’d WANT to know what my cats are saying about me.

    Jus’ sayin…


    Awesome list. Love it!

    Happy TT!

    • I do, cause I’m pretty sure at least one of them is saying ‘I love you’…sometimes. At least, that’s my hope for my cat, the one who bites me. But she only bites me and ignores everyone else, so I’m thinking they’re love bites, really.

      (Yes, I’m delusional but I like it.)

  12. ChrisQ

    Great list! I’d like to have a few of those myself. I’d like shifting and languages, and maybe the clone thing.

    Have a great Holiday, Lanie!

  13. Boy, hard to pick just one super power. I want to speak telepathically.