LNH/Meta: Reboot Redux

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 19:58:47 PDT 2011

On Sat, 5 Nov 2011 18:31:30 +0000 (UTC), Lalo Martins wrote:

> I'm in favour of actually having Legion of Net.Heroes in the title. My 
> preferences are either
> Legion of Net.Heroes v3
> or maybe
> All-New Legion of Net.Heroes

Hmmmm, the first seems confusing and the second seems like it'd get old.  I
still like the idea of Superlative Legion of Net.Heroes, perhaps replaced
with an actual superlative.

> Also, I'm open to the argument that the core title tells present-day 
> stories and a different title (Tales of the LNH?) flashbacks the 
> beginning with the structure I proposed. 

Makes sense to me.  Tales of the LNH v20 would be much less confusing.

> Maybe the core title should be 
> really the core title in the metafictional level, leading the current 
> events that all other titles gravitate around, and being posted in a more 
> or less cascade style.

Eh, no way to really *make* it that - the focus of events will change as it
will, y'know?

> After I posted this I started thinking a tradition would be good too. I 
> wanted to write Professor Penumbra as being around for a while, and if 
> you wanted to keep Kid E more or less similar to the original, you'd need 
> space for his parents.

And the version I'm planning out definitely had heroic parents...

> But an easy out to reconcile those is to keep all heroing from whenever 
> it started (late 60s?) until the day we start posting underground, in 
> urban legend territory.

...that's an awful big legend.

> I wanted to link the existence of powered people to the Net, with some 
> bogus explanation being thrown around in Professor Penumbra. That would 
> put the first wave in the late 60s with Arpanet, the second in the early 
> 80s with Compuserve and the BBS Age, and the third in the 92 with wide-
> open internet and the Web. (What? That's when the Classic LNH started? 
> How shocking! What an amazing coincidence! *clears throat*)

Ooooooh.  I like it.

Hmmmm... what if... for years, there have been no net.ahumans (we *have* to
use that word) in the United States?  The mission that ended the career of
the '90s predecessor to the LNH caused a... curse?  Or somesuch that took
away many powers and caused new ones to stop appearing for a while.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, ersumthin.

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