[LNH] Legion of Net.Heroes Volume 2 #29

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 19:51:32 PDT 2009

On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:16:02 +0000 (UTC), Saxon Brenton wrote:

Responding To Old Stories Theater! (Too Lazy To Write An Issue Of Kid
Review Theater!)

>      Damn the impressively muscled dog boy chest and the deep and sexy  
> voice it produced, cursed Brad.

Awwwww yeah.

> Hah, the furry juice might not give a superhuman level of  
> fitness like some of the full-on supersoldier serums, but he hardly  
> needed something as expensive as One Hour Wonder to make a cross-suburb  
> dash in only a few minutes.

Mmmmm, referring to names without context.  Precious worldbuilding. <3

>      Inside was a congregation being led by the Sisters of Perpetual  
> Indulgence, who were practising the new and controversial practice of  
> vicarious baptism of the dead.  After biographical research of deceased  
> bigots from ultra-conservative Jewish, Christian and Muslim denominations,  
> they were baptising them so that they could be gay in the afterlife.   
> Because, well, you know: ultra-conservative Jews, Christians and Muslims.


> Author's Notes:
>      This story is Rob Roger's fault.  No, really.  IIRC in an email I once  
> tried to sum up the eclectic nature of the Looniverse with all the types of  
> weirdos living in Net.ropolis, by giving an example that you couldn't tell  
> whether that hairy dog guy over there was a werewolf, a canid alien, a  
> mutant, or someone who'd taken a drug to turn into a dog boy as part of  
> the furry scene.  

Yeah, that's pretty accurate, and one of the aspects I love.

> Rob advised me that I really didn't want to go there (and  
> to explain obligingly supplied a link to a description of how sad furrys  
> were).

*you insert a rant about how they're no weirder than any other subculture,
I'm bored*

>      One notable exception is Peter David, who took the mandated events  
> of the so-called Decimation in the X-Books and actually explored the  
> implications in his _X-Factor_ comic.  It was this example that I was  
> thinking of when I started writing the Intermezzo stories.  Some of it  
> worked, some of it didn't, and some of it could have been benefitted from  
> further stories to explore the ideas properly, but most of it was a lot  
> of fun.

Man.  So awesome.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, X-Factor = the win.

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