[LNH][blather] Mutants mutants everywhere...

Saxon Brenton saxonbrenton at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 9 15:36:45 PST 2005

On Weds 9 Nov 2005 Tom Russell <milos_parker at yahoo.com> replied:

>Sorry-- I wasn't trying to imply that they *were* related to one

Ah, sorry.  My mistake then.

 Just that a power is a power, and without an origin, one can
>assume that so-and-so was born with it-- and thus a mutant.  Not that
>this goes across the board-- just that it's a fair assumption.  Nor was
>I trying to suggest that a lot of LNHers should lose their powers;
>something that far-reaching definitely should be the choice of the
>primary author or, in the case of public domain characters, the
>consesus of the group.

Oh, I'm not planning for them to lose their powers.  Well, not for more
than one story.  I'm sorry if I inadvertantly gave the impression that I
was planning something permanent. (And it's a story that involves
intelligent apes, which means that it will automatically be forgiven all
sorts of sins, right? :-)


>A couple years back, there was a post about a slew of new Legionnaires
>that said, basically, how'd all these guys get in here?
>(Sleeps-With-Anything-Alive-Girl/Lass was singled out as being
>particulary unnoteworthy.)  But that kind of misses the point, I think,
>of the Legion, the LNH imprint, and RACC in general: there's room for
>everybody, come on in, the water's fine.

I remember that.  To the extent that keeping track of all of them is
darn near impossible, he had a point.  That said, your points are
equally valid.  It call comes down trying to keep a balance - and not 
one another in the ineviatble arguements over what 'balanced' is.

>"Pulls-Paper-Out-Of-Hats Lad... what is it?  What's wrong?  Why do you
>have that terrible look on your face?"

I'm sure Arthur would be amazed that PPOOHLad (!  I only just created
that acronym, and now I see that I never want to use it again!) is
getting such a run.  But then he only has himself to blame, 'cause when
he first appeared in _Cauliflower_ #1 there was a line "Pulls-Paper-Out-of-
Hats Lad gave a long dramatic pause because hey, let's face it, this will
probably be the only LNH story he ever appears in." and you just know
that things like will come back and bite you.

Personally I'm currently enamoured of the line 'Pulls-Paper-Out-of-Hats Lad
held up one hand, which looked perfectly normal to the others. "They've
stripped  me of my mutant powers," he said, "including the second thumb
that gave me my dexterity when pulling paper out of hats." '

Saxon Brenton   Uni of technology, city library, Syndey Australia
saxon.brenton at uts.edu.au

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