LNHY: Never Asked Questions about LNHY
phippsmartin at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 7 11:46:27 PDT 2004
arspitzer at aol.com (Arspitzer) wrote in message
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> Martin Phipps wrote:
> >arspitzer at aol.com (Arspitzer) wrote in message
> >news:<20040803224516.18077.00001081 at mb-m03.aol.com>...
> >> I'd say they're good guys in the same sense that Self-Righteous Preacher
> >> is a good guy.
> >Is he though? Or have the LNH's standards for membership been
> >incedibly lax?
> I'm not sure what you mean. Self-Righteous Preacher fights against the
> evils of gay marriage, pre-marital sex, and internet porn. He protects
> those poor defenseless stem cells from being murdered. Some might say
> that he is the most heroic of all the LNH'rs. (Not me of course. But
> there are lunatics out there.)
Hmm. Good point. And by the same token the Teen Fascists and the the
Teen Jihad would be considered heroes by members of their respective
> >> Their motto is 'You're either with the Teen Fascists or against the Teen
> >> Fascists'.
> >The obvious suggestion being that Ashcroft and Bush are Fascists.
> >I see what you mean except that they probably wouldn't label
> >themselves as "Fascists".
> Well, ok. In the real world, they'd probably call them the Teen
> Patriots or something Orwellian like the Freedom Kids. Not that they'd
> use super teens in the real world to fight terrorism.
Hmm. Sounds like Team America.
(Checks Team America trailer online.)
Yep, sounds *exactly* like Team America.
> The Bush
> Administration in Looniverse Y is a lot more ridiculous than the one in
> the real world. My Ashcroft would be a lot more goofy and likable than
> the real world one. He'd sort of be this Uncle Marvel type character
> who has his own superhero suit and is always trying to go on missions
> with the kids. And they'd always say, "Sorry, Uncle Ashcroft. We love
> you, but you can't go Arab stomping with us. You'll just hurt
Hmm. The Teen Fascists vs. the Teen Jihad... but how to make it
> >The Teen Fascists would have to believe so
> >strongly in fascism that they'd regard Ashcroft and Bush and bleeding
> >hearts. In fact, they'd probably regard everybody who opposed them as
> >bleeding hearts. They'd probably label Rush Limbaugh as public enemy
> >number one for "not going far enough" and would want to replace him
> >with a right wing commentator "not afraid to tell it like it really
> >is". Hmm. I can sort of see some humor coming out of this idea but
> >it needs more work.
> I suppose maybe they could have originally been created by the goverment
> with another name like say, the Freedom Kids, but eventually found the
> Bush Adminstration to soft on terrorism and went rogue and underground.
> Now they realize that the only way they can save America from terrorism
> is to overthrow the American government. Becoming terrorists to save us
> from terrorism.
Cough. Swordfish. Cough.
> >For starters, they would have to have a blind eye to the very idea
> >that they would be infringing the rights of Americans: rather than set
> >out to infringe the bill of rights they would probably quote the
> >constitution as if it were a biblical text, the only restriction being
> >that the bill of rights only applies to "real Americans" and THEY
> >define who a real American is. Just as Bush might label the French as
> >being unsympathetic to the war on terror, the Teen Fascists would
> >label Bush as being unpatriotic should he speak out openly about the
> >Teen Fascists. After all, they are AMERICAN heroes, unlike those
> >Before God guys who speak with Summarian accents!
> But the Before God Guys were on the Mayflower.
Oh. In that case maybe they still speak with BRITISH accents.
> >So I was thinking of taking ordinary net.heroes and making them
> >fascists. Instead of Linguist Lass, we would have English Only Lass!
> >Instead of Irony Man, we would have, um, ah, Irony Man I guess. I
> Just so you know, you can't make a character named Irony Man unless you
> can get permission from the person who created Irony Man (not that Irony
> Man's a teenager anyways). You could create a character called Kid
> Ironic, or Teen Irony or something if you wanted. I'd like to keep all
> that murky copyright stuff out of Looniverse Y.
Right. Just saying he would have fit right in.
> >mean as leader of Tsk Force, he used to hunt down non-conformists. If
> >that's not fascist then what is? Indeed, the very concept of a
> >superhero group seems very militaristic and fascist and writers of
> >real comics have played around with that idea already.
> >Hmm. Needs more thought.
> Do whatever you want Martin. I'm not going to be doing anything with
> the Teen Fascists.
Hmm. Maybe I'll wait for Team America to come out and then see. I
mean, if the idea works as a movie then maybe it can be done
tastefully and even handedly. On the other hand, if Team America is
really bad then I'll just conclude that it was just a bad idea.
Unless while watching Team America I feel inspired as to how to do it
*right* even if the movie itself is a classic example of how *not* to
avoid offending people. All this is assuming that Team America
actually gets shown in Asia and doesn't just go straight to video next
So, no, I might not be doing anything with the Teen Fascists either,
at least for the foreseeable future.
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