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Ok, we’ve done the walkable neighborhood game, and discovered its imperfections, so I thought I’d share some fun I had with creating my own superhero. This is actually quite old, but I was reminded of it when we Ranters were discussing how to recreate ourselves as Simpsons characters and show the images on the blog. (I have not been able to make that work.)

I tried to create a gardening-related superhero, but the two concepts don’t really accord all that well. A gardener doesn’t really use the same weapons or armor, and I couldn’t get the background to disappear, and I forgot to give her a fleshtone, and, and …. But I did the best I could and here is:

Garden Girl!


You can follow the link above to do a better one, if you like. Actually, there’s a new version of the game now, but it didn’t have a stake, so I kept this one.

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Elizabeth Licata

Elizabeth Licata has been a regular writer for  Garden Rant since 2007, after contributing a guest rant about the overuse of American flags in front gardens. She lives and gardens in Buffalo, N.Y., which, far from the frozen wasteland many assume it to be, is a lush paradise of gardens, historic architecture, galleries, museums, theaters, and fun. As editor of Buffalo Spree magazine,  Licata helps keep Western New Yorkers apprised about what is happening in their region. She is also a freelance writer and art curator, who’s been published in Fine Gardening, Horticulture, ArtNews, Art in America, the Village Voice, and many other publications. She does regularly radio segments for the local NPR affiliate, WBFO.

Licata is involved with Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest free garden tour in the US and possibly the world,and has written the text for a book about Garden Walk. She has also written and edited several art-related books. Contact Elizabeth: ealicata at


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