It all started nearly a decade ago when I was 11. I was at home with my niece (at the time she was 9), and we were looking for something to do. I suggested we draw, because it's my go to thing. We just needed something to draw. I really liked super heroes, and suggested we create our own superhero. I had drawn Spider-Man, The Power-Puff Girls, Kim Possible, Ariel, and The Teen Titians, countless times, but never an original character.
I knew I wanted a male character. I wanted someone who looked like what I wanted to look like, at the time. I wanted to create a character that if real, could be my best friend. I wanted someone to look up to. I've never had a real-life hero, or role model. I guess an imaginary character, was as good as anything. I don't remember why I chose ice powers, but I did. Maybe it's because it's a creative power? With his ice powers, he'd be able to create ice sculptures, weapons, snowstorms, ice slides, and walls. It was a metaphor for my creative abilities. I ended up drawing a tall white guy, with blue eyes, blonde hair, chiseled abs, and a blue and white jump suit. I named him Ice Boy, and he was 15 years old. He put a smile on my face, but he was lonely.
He needed a companion. Someone he could save the world with. I decided I would give him a twin sister. I've never related with boys my age. It only made sense for Ice Boy to have a female friend. I gave his sister the ability to control the weather. I had a video game, where I was able to play as Storm, from the X-Men, and loved the power she wielded. That's why I gave her those powers. I named her, Storm Girl. I wasn't very creative with my names at the time. Together the twins would be stronger than alone. Storm Girl could use Ice Boy's powers to heat and cool the temperature faster to create more rapid weather changes, stronger gust, and unbelievably powerful snowstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. The two were to be unstoppable together. I had my twins, and my niece had her fire guy with spikey brown hair.
I saved the drawing of Ice Boy and Storm Girl. The characters meant so much to me. I didn't know who they were, or where they lived. I just knew they were the good guys who saved the world; they were who I fantasized about being. They stayed in my head and never left. That's when the stories began.