[META] Wiki stuff
saxonbrenton at hotmail.com
Sat Feb 21 12:26:49 PST 2009
On 16 Feb 2009 Andrew Perron asked about the Legion wiki:
> Which reminds me, Saxon, I filled in a bunch of pages
> with characters from that series that didn't have roster
> entries, but I wasn't sure what to put for Usability (which
> is an expansion of the old Reserved? status, since it's
> often more complicated than "Reserved" or "Not Reserved").
> Are Fourth Wall Lass, Footnote Girl, Lipid-Artery Lad,
> Exclamation!Master!, and Subplot Lad reserved? Or, heck,
> you can just fill it in if you want
And on the 18 Feb added:
> Also, how about the Looniverse-B Limp-Asparagus Lass,
> Anal-Retentive Archive Kid, Chinese Guy, Very Big Boy,
> Artemis, Senses Lass...
My brain-that-currently-has-the-consistency-of-sludge is
having trouble thinking of the short-and-pithy summary.
Looking at the LNH FAQ it seems
that 'Reserved but usable with permission' is the closet
fit to what I have in mind. (Although to be fair my
allowance for what would constitute a 'cameo appearnce'
may be a littlke broad: an issue long appearance as a
background character in a team-up, as well as a speaking
appearance where the character is feeding straight lines
for some other character. By contrast, a significant
appearance would involve having a part to play in a story
where the character could legitimately be billed as 'guest
starring'. But I digress.)
With that in mind, almost everybody you list is Reserved
but usable with permission.
The exception for tighter control is Chinese Guy, who is
currently Reserved (tied up in a story line: technically
Dead, but awaiting resurrection and then rescue from being
a minion of Flipseid at some point in the future).
The exceptions for looser control of Not Reserved would be those
characters who I have no current plot ideas (even 'biding time'
ideas): Lipid-Artery Lad, the Earth-B Limp-Asparagus Las (they
both probably went back to her own Earths at some point,
although I could be wrong about that), and Subplot Lad.
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of joy into people's lives in these troubled times, and before you
know it folks are describing steam-powered copper wangs and using
the term âteledildonics.â Where did I go wrong in my life?â
- Shaenon Garrity [16/Jan/2009]
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