SW10, HCC10: The Waitress From Beyond

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 20:45:14 PDT 2010

On Tue, 10 Aug 2010 06:23:21 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> On Aug 9, 2:53 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Fair enough.  I got that you only had so much space for it, but a
>> witch-hunt specifically against fire powers is odd enough that it needs a
>> bit of exposition.  Honestly, I would've just gone with one for powers that
>> qualify as "deadly force" in general.
> That, I could and should have done easily.  Which is to say, I can and
> shall when I rewrite.


> It wasn't just about fire powers or Jimmy Flamer; it was about
> everyone in his universe who was perceived as a "vigilante" and got
> persecuted.  That's why I made Jimmy so much like a certain Marvel
> Universe character who actually got stoned by a mob during their
> stories.  Really.

Ahhhhh, okay!  That makes more sense. (And yeah, I believe it.)

> As you say, a reasonable Earth will develop protocols for superhumans
> shortly after they arise.  My world apparently had that in advance of
> Marvel's.
> My New York City started paying attention to superhumans in 1992,
> shortly after the supergenius telepath "Ellipsis", who'd given himself
> massive energy powers, moved there and started hiring people to
> protect his wife.  My U.S. Gov was much more paranoid than NYC was;
> President Bush hounded Ellipsis and all superhumans offshore, got re-
> elected, then invaded the Bahamas.  The U.S. lost that war.  By 1997,
> President Rodham was ready for reconciliation...

Innnnnnnnteresting.  I love when the presence of superhumans influences
history - especially when it's in a multifaceted way.

> I refer to this history tangentially throughout my narrative, but I
> have yet to tell that full story.   Thanks for letting me jot this
> stuff down, Andrew.

No problem! ^-^

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, ideaery!

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