He ripped her off, and why not. If Johnny is still alive, which may not be the case, do I really want to know the long and likely typical story of her recovery and humility and day-to-day hopes, very small hopes that, for her, are everything?
The glamour of death, or the banality of survival: which is it going to be? My friend Sandy, whose real name I have redacted from this story, came into the Blue Lamp asking me to hock her engagement ring for her. My parents loved Sandy and love her still. They did their best. By the time she was looking to sell her ring, she had been living a hard life in the Tenderloin for a decade, working as a prostitute, and had become engaged to one of her johns.
Who knows what happened to him. Maybe he bought a wife somewhere else. I did a lot of other things for Sandy. Tried to keep her safe. Kept a box of baking soda in a kitchen cabinet of every house I lived in, so that she could cook her drugs. She had a dealer who liked to eat cocaine instead of smoke it or shoot it. He would slice pieces off a large rock and nibble on them, like powdery peanut brittle.
Sandy giggled about this idiosyncrasy as if it were cute. Anything she described became charming instead of horrible. That was her gift. She was blond and blue-eyed and too pretty for makeup, other than a little pot of opalescent gloss that she kept in her jacket pocket and which gave her lips a fuchsia sheen.
Hi, Pinky! Hi, Peter! Under the radar. Bench warrants, failures to appear. I wrote to an ex-husband of hers through Facebook. No response. Probably he just wants a normal life. I never wrote about most of the people from the Blue Lamp. The bar is gone. The main characters have died.
Or perhaps a person can write about things only when she is no longer the person who experienced them, and that transition is not yet complete. In this sense, a conversion narrative is built into every autobiography: the writer purports to be the one who remembers, who saw, who did, who felt, but the writer is no longer that person. In writing things down, she is reborn. And yet still defined by the actions she took, even if she now distances herself from them.
Might fill the pages of a book. Oliver Stone was making a movie about the Doors and attempting to reconstitute the Summer of Love for his film shoot. By my twenties, they had begun to seem like an ahistorical performance: middle-class white kids who had stripped down to Jesus-like austerity, a penance I considered indulgent and lame. Oliver Stone filmed on our corner, under our windows.
Probably he had made a deal with our landlord, paid him. We got nothing. So we entered and exited all day long. My look then was all black, with purple-dyed hair. The next day, the film crew was back. We put speakers in our windows and played the Dead Boys. Did you notice? Dear Joan: Record albums are made out of vinyl. He had a low and smoky voice with a downtown New York inflection and he was covered with tattoos—I could see them under his saffron robes.
He had a grit, a gleam. A neck like a wrestler. This went on for all four years of my college experience. Or there was no conflict and he simply did both. Terence McKenna, the eating-magic-mushrooms-made-us-human guy, was way beyond the hippies.
He made a lot of prophecies with charts, but I forgot to check if any of them came true. The industrial-noise and visual impresario Naut Humon was sitting in the row in front of me. Remember Naut Humon? I believe he had a compound near a former Green Tortoise bus yard down in Hunters Point. Only a human would come up with a name like that. My friend Sandy, whom I mentioned earlier, got in on that.
Sandy knew these guys who rented a helicopter and hired a pilot. They swooped low over growers and scared people into fleeing and abandoning their crops. Then they went in dressed like Feds and bagged all the plants. Pot is now big business if you want to get rich the legal way. When Sandy and I wandered Haight Street as kids, the vibe was not good feelings and free love. It was sleazier, darker. We hung out at a head shop called the White Rabbit. People huffed ether in the back. Or is it that she was kindest in the hard crowd?
Like, that was when she was virtuous? Either way, the key is that hard crowd. The White Rabbit was the hard crowd. The kids who went there. The kids I knew. Except Superman's body according to Smallville can reject it before death as seen in the episode Void when Clark is injected by Kryptonite. In both Superman Returns and its indirect predecessor, Superman: The Movie , Green Kryptonite is shown as effectively removing Superman's powers during the time he is exposed; in the first movie, Superman is nearly drowned while exposed to Green Kryptonite, and in Returns, Superman is brutally beaten by Lex Luthor's henchmen and stabbed with a Kryptonite shard by Luthor.
In most versions of the comics continuity, Superman retains his powers and invulnerability to conventional weapons while exposed to Green Kryptonite, although dramatically weakened and in severe pain. This avoids the logical shortcut which would result if a villain could, for instance, simply expose Superman to Kryptonite and then shoot him with a gun. The comics continuity has consistently held that only exposure to Kryptonite, in and of itself, would be sufficient to kill Superman but his body can reject it before death as seen in Smallville.
Green Kryptonite has no short-term effects on humans though strictly in post-Crisis continuity, long-term exposure is apparently lethal to humans, due to radiation poisoning or non-superpowered Kryptonians. In one early Silver Age story, Superboy built up immunity to specific chunks of Green Kryptonite through repeated non-fatal exposure, as seen in the story "The Great Kryptonite Mystery", Superboy volume 1 58, July This idea was further developed in the Elseworlds series Kingdom Come, when Luthor reveals that the older Superman's absorption of solar radiation over the years rendered him immune to Kryptonite.
In most incarnations, lead blocks the effects of Kryptonite. In the television series Smallville , Green Kryptonite, refined or not, can cause normal humans to mutate special abilities, although an outside catalyst such as a strong electrical charge is usually required. Although most of these were accidental the mutants were accidentally exposed , others started to refine and take in Kryptonite willingly to obtain its effects. One character named Marsh inhaled liquid Kryptonite to gain superhuman strength.
This also gave him temporary Kryptonite radiation, thus causing Clark to be unable to stop him until the "dose" wore off. In the episode Void when clark is injected with kryptonite,his body rejects it before death meaning it can't actually kill him. Whenever Clark was exposed to it, it caused nearly crippling pain and temporarily removed his powers. Additionally, it would take some time usually a few minutes after the Kryptonite was taken away for Clark to regain his powers; during this period, he was as vulnerable to injury as a human.
Red Kryptonite Created from Green Kryptonite that passed through a mysterious red-hued cloud en route to Earth. Red Kryptonite inflicts one of a variety of odd effects on Kryptonians, typically creating an initial "tingling effect" in those affected. No two chunks of Red Kryptonite have the same effect. Red Kryptonite effects typically last for hours though sometimes as long as 72 , after which the Kryptonian in question is always immune to that specific chunk of Red Kryptonite.
Superman has suffered the following effects upon exposure to various pieces of Red Kryptonite: being turned into a dragon, a non-powered giant, a dwarf, an ant-headed humanoid, a lunatic, and an amnesiac; being made unable to see anything colored green; growing incredibly long hair, nails, and beard; being rendered totally powerless; growing fat; gaining the ability to read thoughts; losing his invulnerability along the left side of his body; being split into an evil Superman and a good Clark Kent; being rendered unable to speak or write anything but Kryptonian , the language used on Krypton; growing an extra set of arms; becoming clumsy when trying to help out; swapping bodies with the person nearest him upon exposure to it; rapidly aging; and multiple personality changes.
In post-Crisis continuity, Red Kryptonite first appeared as an artificial construct of Mr. Mxyzptlk ; a second variety was later revealed as a synthetic variant created by Ra's al Ghul, using notes he stole from Batman. The Red Kryptonite that Batman created causes Superman's powers to become uncontrollable, in this case it causes Superman's skin to become transparent allowing sunlight directly into his muscles and organs, requiring all his will not to explode with power.
On the TV series, Smallville , Red Kryptonite has a drug-like effect, causing severe changes in Clark Kent's personality, becoming rebellious, unpredictable and acting purely on erotic and selfish emotions. Smallville Red Kryptonite also differs from the comics in that it affects Clark and presumably all Kryptonians only when it is in direct contact with his skin although a shirt pocket seems to be close enough in one episode.
The time duration of the red K effects are unlimited so long as Clark remains in contact with the Kryptonite, but the effects are negated immediately once direct contact is broken. It did not have to be in contact with Clark to have an effect - proximity was enough. The effects were slightly different, too - instead of Clark losing his inhibitions, he became apathetic. He simply did not care about catching criminals; instead shrugging his shoulders, blaming others and talking to a girl.
It was prophesised that, given enough exposure to Red Kryptonite, Clark's condition would become permanent. However, after talking to a psychiatrist, Clark was able to resist the effects of the Red Kryptonite, and he picked up the rock and threw it out of a window. In Krypto the Superdog , it has random effects, including temporary amnesia, losing all super powers, and body-swapping.
Similar to traditional Red Kryptonite, each chunk's effect happens only once, and lasts 24 hours. Gold Kryptonite Removes superpowers from Kryptonians permanently; however, in one story, a temporary antidote was developed that negated this effect for a short period of time.
For obvious reasons, this variety was little used in Superman stories. It played key roles in the limited series "The Phantom Zone ", as well as in three noncanonical stories, namely the tale Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? Additionally, it appeared briefly in the post-Crisis DC Universe , when Superman used it on a trio of Kryptonian criminals while visiting the Pocket Universe Adventures of Superman , Superman v2, Gold Kryponite also made an appearance in The Flash when Superman and the Flash had to race to the end of the universe.
In the mainstream post-Crisis DC universe, it appears that instead of removing Kryptonian super-powers pemanently it causes cellular degeneration and once caused Superman to age at an accelerated rate; however, it is not confirmed if this is true of all Gold Kryptonite because this version was presumably created by the time traveller Gog. Recently, Lex Luthor has stated that Gold Kryptonite like its previous pre-crisis version can permanently rob Superman of his powers stating that it completly destroys the ability for Superman's cells to process solar energy.
White Kryptonite Kills all plant life, whether Kryptonian or not. Induces decay immediately upon exposure, with a range of about 25 yards. The most prominent use of this variety in the comics was to destroy Virus X, which was revealed in a storyline in 's Action Comics to actually be a form of plant life.
Post-Crisis, Blue Kryptonite makes Bizarros become coherent, polite and goodhearted; it also alters Bizarros' distinctive grammar, so that a Bizarro would say "I am Bizarro" instead of "Me am not Bizarro". Blue Kryptonite has been used in Superman video games as a life restorative. In it cancels out the powers of while in contact with their bodies.
Jewel Kryptonite Jewel Kryptonite amplifies the psychic powers of Phantom Zone residents, allowing them to project illusions into the "real world" or perform mind control. It was made from what was left of a mountain range on Krypton called the Jewel Mountains it is shown in one comic story to be used by Zod and Ursa outside the Zone in the "real" world as well, to blow up the piece they had and transport themselves back to the Phantom Zone.
So it is probable that any Kryptonian can make use of Jewel Kryptonite as long as they are in close proximity to it. In the post-Crisis Silver Age limited series, a "prismatic gem from the Jewel Mountains of Krypton" was used by the Injustice League to amplify the psychic powers of the Absorbascon, but was not referred to as Jewel Kryptonite.
Also use in the Smallville episode Persuasion when Clark accidently inhales Jewel Kryptonite and accidently forces Lois to quit work and have a 'traditional' relationship, Chloe to protect him above all else and Dr. Emil to stop worrying. He is unable to undo these effects by wishing them back to normal, only through eventual exposure to green kryptonite. Black Kryptonite Black Kryptonite was first introduced in the Smallville television series, in the fourth season premiere episode "Crusade," as Kryptonite with the ability to split the personality of Kryptonians.
It later appears in the fourth season episode "Onyx," where it is revealed to split physically the bodies of humans. In the series, Black Kryptonite can be created by super-heating Green Kryptonite. It later made its first appearance in a DC comic in September 's Supergirl 2, where it apparently possessed the ability to split a person or a person's personality into two separate entities.
In Supergirl 3, Luthor used Black Kryptonite on Supergirl, which caused her to split into two separate people, one wearing Supergirl's traditional costume, and another wearing a black-and-white version. Her black-and-white costume is similar to the one that Superman was wearing when he returned from the dead. Luthor noted that he was given the Black Kryptonite by the self-proclaimed god Darkseid , who may have been responsible for its creation a synthesized version of Kryptonite in the feature film Superman III had similar effects on Superman, creating an evil Superman.
Anti-Kryptonite Has no effect on superpowered Kryptonians, but has the same effects as Green Kryptonite on non-superpowered Kryptonians. This version of Kryptonite is what killed most of the residents of Argo City in the pre-Crisis comics. Anti-Kryptonite was likely introduced to cover a writer error, as in the original Argo City story, the residents of Argo City are killed by Green Kryptonite even though it should have had no effect on non-superpowered Kryptonians. Post-Crisis, it is the power source of Ultraman, Superman's evil counterpart who lives in an alternate antimatter universe.
X-Kryptonite Created by pre-crisis Supergirl while experimenting with Green Kryptonite in hopes of finding an antidote. It has no effect on Kryptonians, but bestows temporary superpowers on Earth lifeforms, most prominently Supergirl's pet cat, Streaky. Not to be confused with Kryptonite-X. Slow Kryptonite A modified variety of Green Kryptonite produced by a human scientist that affects humans in a manner similar to Green Kryptonite on Kryptonians, appearing in The Brave and the Bold Its effect on Kryptonians, if any, is undocumented.
Magno-Kryptonite Artificially created by the villain Nero, "Magno-Kryptonite" is magnetically attracted to all substances originally from Krypton, with such incredible force that not even the strength of Superman or Bizarro can escape it according to Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen It is not specifically stated if any parts of its alloy are of Kryptonian origin. Appeared in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Professor Emil Hamilton used the term "Kryptonite-X" The Adventures of Superman , April , page 13 to describe the substance that restored Superman's powers after a confrontation with the villain known as the Cyborg Superman in Engine City Superman v2, 82, part of the "Return of Superman" storyline.
This substance was created when the Cyborg used a huge chunk of Kryptonite in an attempt to kill the weak, powerless, recovering Superman. The Eradicator, who had fashioned a faux-Kryptonian body using a Kryptonian matrix, jumped in front of Superman before the release of the Kryptonite energy could kill him.
This substance eventually led to Superman becoming an over-muscled giant, due to his accelerated sunlight absorption and overstorage of energy. This Kryptonite is not to be confused with X-Kryptonite. Pink Kryptonite From an alternate timeline in a Supergirl storyline by Peter David, this bizarre variety of Kryptonite apparently turned heterosexual Kryptonians temporarily into homosexuals; it was seen in just one panel, with Superman giving flattering compliments to Jimmy Olsen about his wardrobe and decorative sense.
It spoofs the more "innocent times" of the Silver Age Lois Lane is depicted in this story as not understanding what's gotten into Superman. He began to believe that everyone knew his secret that he was Kryptonian, and that everyone was plotting against him. The Silver Kryptonite was removed from his bloodstream at the end of the episode. This Silver Kryptonite, capable of taking on liquid form, appears to be the product of Kryptonian technology a liquid metal similar to that of T and T-X from the Terminator trilogy , of which the Smallville-rendition of the supervillain Brainiac is composed.
Simulated kryptonite Green Lantern Corps power rings can be used to emit simulated green kryptonite radiation. This radiation is apparently just as powerful and painful to Superman and other Kryptonians as the genuine rays but it can be blocked by interposing anything yellow between the Green Lantern's green kryptonite and the Kryptonian however, this may no longer be an option due to the recent development of yellow no longer being an automatic weakness of power rings.
Breaking the ring-bearer's concentration will also dispel the effect. Synthetic kryptonite usually the green or red variety has been successfully produced by Lex Luthor , Batman , and Ra's al Ghul in the comics. It has proven to be less powerful than genuine kryptonite, to be extremely difficult to create, and to have a short half-life that renders it useless after a short period of time.
Bruce Wayne notes it was very expensive to develop. Superman III featured synthetic kryptonite that altered Superman's personality. Magic: Individuals adept at the use of magic may be able to create kryptonite, such as Mr. Mxyzptlk did in the "Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite" storyline though his version of Red Kryptonite differed from the traditional version in its workings Jimmy Olsen, when changed into a Genii in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen 42 January , was ordered by his master, Abdul, to turn himself into Living Kryptonite, Jimmy chose Green Kryptonite.
On one occasion, Lex Luthor combined the element-duplicating substance that composes the robots known as the Metal Men into a single robot that imperfectly duplicated the properties of green kryptonite. While its presence caused Superman severe pain, it was not severe enough to completely incapacitate him, and did not affect his powers at all; thus, Superman was able to focus past the pain and defeat the robot.
Hoaxes In the comics, some varieties of kryptonite that turned out to be hoaxes: Silver Kryptonite: Featured in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen 70, Silver Kryptonite is a hoax revolving around the silver anniversary of Superman's career. Yellow Kryptonite: This one was used in a hoax masterminded by Lex Luthor.
Kryptonite Plus: 30 or so non-glowing, varicolored, banded rocks invading unnamed Super-aliens had left on Earth's moon and then said were Kryptonite Plus or maybe a form of Ultra-Kryptonite. They are really Tikron Stones. This phoney Kryptonite makes Krypto chase his tail.
Fake Kryptonite: Seen in an episode of Superboy TV series, Superboy's friends are selling crystals which are labeled as "fake Kryptonite" to raise money for charity. These crystals are clearly false and the vendors make no dispute about it. However, they use humorous references such as "Buy one and have nothing to fear; even Superboy will run away from you! Kryptonite has appeared in various forms in the various Superman media spinoffs, however. Depictions of kryptonite in the various films and TV series of Superman have largely been limited to green kryptonite, with occasional appearances of the red and blue varieties.
Adventures of Superman Kryptonite was used in several episodes of Adventures of Superman, proceeding from straightforward to increasingly far-fetched plotlines. Although the scientists in the episode only say the meteor consist of "unknown elements", a fragment of this meteor is later used in The Deadly Rock, then referred to as Kryptonite.
In "The Defeat of Superman", an overacting scientist working for a crime boss synthesizes kryptonite after working out the formula from a tiny fragment found in a meteorite. As Superman lies dying from the metal's affects, Lois and Jimmy rescue him for once, sealing the block of kryptonite in a lead pipe, and Superman recovers.
He then flings the pipe through the sky and into the sea with a super-throw. The escaping criminals, startled by the rocketing pipe, veer off the road and plummet to their deaths, keeping this dangerous secret "safe" in the hands of Superman's two friends. In "Superman Week", Jimmy manages to blurt out the secret to the wrong listener. Superman stages an elaborate ruse in which he pretends to have retrieved the lead-encased metal from the ocean, and uses it to lead a wanted criminal into a trap.
This ruse also presumably proves that Superman is not vulnerable to it, thus staving off criminals' thoughts of using it In "The Deadly Rock", another eccentric scientist finds a meteorite that happens to be from Krypton, and a crime boss tries to use it to destroy Superman, who instead destroys it through the unlikely method of burning it with a flame-thrower. In "The Magic Secret", yet another eccentric scientist teams with a criminal, this time tricking Superman into descending a narrow and deep well to rescue Lois and Jimmy, then proceeding to shower the Man of Steel with kryptonite particles.
In "The Gentle Monster", a very eccentric but good-natured scientist constructs a super-powered robot whose strength is derived from a chunk of the metal that the scientist has found, not knowing the danger it poses to Superman. Movies Kryptonite was featured in Superman: The Movie. In this film's usage, the term "kryptonite" seems to mean simply a "Kryptonian meteorite".
After co-opting and launching two nuclear missiles for opposite ends of the United States , Luthor places the kryptonite on a chain around Superman's Christopher Reeve neck and drops him into a swimming pool. When Perrine's character Miss Teschmacher learns that one of the missiles is headed for Hackensack, New Jersey where her mother lives , she rescues Superman from drowning and removes the kryptonite, after which his strength and powers quickly return.
An imperfect synthesis of artificial kryptonite containing tar appeared in Superman III. Ross Webster Robert Vaughn orders the creation of synthetic kryptonite after remembering a Daily Planet story about the last original chunk disappearing years earlier after falling to Earth whether Webster references the kryptonite robbery in Superman: The Movie is unclear.
After scanning the coordinates of Krypton's former location via satellite, results return a small percentage of an unknown component. The substitution of tar which Gorman used after glancing at a cigarette carton for a crucial, but unknown, component resulted in the synthetic kryptonite behaving like Red Kryptonite and Black Kryptonite; in this case, the kryptonite turned Superman evil and eventually split him into two people.
The evil Superman and Clark Kent, the embodiment of Superman's remaining good qualities, then engage in an epic battle at a deserted junkyard, where Clark emerges victorious and the evil Superman fades from sight. Later in the film, Gorman's creation, the Ultimate Computer, severely weakens Superman with a kryptonite ray before Gorman has a change of heart and attacks his own machine.
Lex Luthor steals it from a Metropolis museum and uses it in his quest to create a new kryptonite landmass, much like how young Clark created the Fortress of Solitude. In addition, he uses a shard leftover from processing it to create a kryptonite shiv, which he uses to stab Superman with at one point. The Adventures of Superboy Kryptonite made frequent appearances in the syndicated "Superboy" TV series, most of it green.
It first appeared in the first-season episode "Kryptonite Kills" in which Professor Peterson retrieved it from Addis Adaba believing it to be a harmless meteorite and brought it to his gemology class at Shuster University. Superboy, a student in Peterson's class as Clark Kent , collapsed from the radiation and felt its effects for the first time. He later threw most of the Kryptonite into space, except for one piece which was washed into the sewer.
That piece was discovered by a mixed-up scientist who used it as a power source for Metallo Roger Corben in the second season episode "Metallo". Green Kryptonite made several more appearances throughout the series, used mostly by Lex Luthor and Metallo. In the third season episode "Bride of Bizarro", Luthor sent Bizarro to a military research base to steal a large amount of Kryptonite, which Luthor was seen using on Superboy in later episodes.
In the fourth season episode "Kryptonite Kid", a young man named Mike Walker working at the same military research base was caught in a Kryptonite explosion while working to find a cure which would make Superboy immune to the radiation. The Kryptonite entered his bloodstream and turned his skin green and he became "living, breathing Kryptonite" able to fire Kryptonite radiation from his hands.
Red Kryptonite made an appearance in the second season episode "Super Menace". This version of Red K was created at a military research base where scientists were working to neutralize Kryptonite's effect on Superboy while still retaining its radioactive properties so it could be used as a power source. Their experiments turned the Kryptonite red, making it useless as a power source and altering its effect on Superboy.
This Red Kryptonite turned Superboy evil, much like Red K would later do in the "Smallville" TV Series, except only a single exposure to it was required, rather than constant exposure. After Superboy wreaked havoc with Metallo, Lana tricked Superboy into being exposed to another chunk of Red Kryptonite which reversed the effects of the first.
This is Red Kryptonite's only appearance in the series, so it is unknown if the substance would have had other effects on Superboy if it had appeared again.
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