MISC: Do what extent do NON writer characters have free will?

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 8 04:09:25 PDT 2012

On Jun 7, 5:06 pm, Arthur Spitzer <arspit... at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 6/6/12 10:20 PM, Andrew Perron wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Jun 2012 02:26:12 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:
> >> Still, I enjoy the stories which at least *try* to give a reason.  Along
> >> those same lines (to bring the conversation back home), I'd like to see
> >> a story that at least *tries* to explain how when the LNH tries to stop
> >> Master Blaster from bullying Wikiboy, the wiki structure of reality has
> >> a breakdown or something.
> > Yeah, somethin'.
> > Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, flarp.
> I think making Master Blaster's bullying some cosmic purpose would
> probably make it less funny...

I disagree.  You see, the thing is while one could make the analogy
with the Human Torch and the Thing, the interaction between MB and WB
entirely involves MB tormenting WB to the point where MB comes across
as a complete asshole.  Now if there was an in story reason why WB
were a tragic figure (other than the fact that he can't edit himself)
then MB would actually serve a heroic purpose, sort of like when
Mister Fantastic saved Galactus and Galactus went on to destroy the
Skrull Homeworld.  Mister Fantastic claimed that saving Galactus
served a greater good and then Eternity himself showed up.  I remember
Jameel came up with a list of cosmic types a long time ago.  Maybe MB
could be told to stop tormenting WB and then a series of cosmic types
could show up and torment WB and explain that there was a need to
input more humor into the Looniverse after so much of it had been
drained out of it during Beige Midnight. :)


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