LNH: Legion of Net.Heroes Volume 2 #51
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Sun Jun 10 13:17:40 PDT 2012
On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 17:45:40 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps wrote:
> Last issue, Dorfs invaded Looniearth and the LNH fought them off.
> There. Now you don’t have to read it.
Why. Why did you explicitly dismiss the big anniversary issue a bunch of us
including you are putting a buttload of work into?
> “The LNH,” he said, “must change with the times. Marvel has had an
> openly gay character for decades and now DC has decided that Alan
> Scott is also gay. The LNH must, therefore, have an openly gay
Okay, so, first, we already have, I believe, several characters of
alternative sexualities at this point, including Outfielder Boy, Frat Boy,
Fan.Boy... huh, we probably need more lesbians. Anyway, yeah, been there,
The second is...
> Thus did Deja Dude, at great personal risk [You try going around
> asking big strong muscular men if they are gay], scour the world
> looking for a gay net.hero until he finally found… the Flaming Torch!
do I *need* to say what's wrong here?
Okay, okay - parody. Got it. Let's see how the joke works, and--
> “Flame on!” The Flaming Torch said and then he snapped his fingers,
> cocked his head to one side and did some moves that appeared to have
> been stolen from All That Jazz.
> “No,” Keiko said, “but that’s because he isn’t a parody making fun of
> homosexuals. There’s a difference between being openly gay and
> flaming gay. The big two comics companies would never have the
> “In the 90s, DC Comics had an openly gay character called Etrano.
> That’s Spanish for ‘queer’.”
> “No!” said Kid Enthusiastic who happened to be in the Lobby while the
> new characters were being introduced. “If he is eleven years old then
> he doesn’t know if he is gay or not!”
> Deja Dude looked at the Flaming Torch Junior’s frilly pink costume.
> “Did you pick that out yourself?”
> “I sewed it myself!” the Flaming Torch Junior said proudly.
> Deja Dude nodded. “He’s gay.”
> “You’re a homophobe!”
> “I admit that!” Deja Dude said.
> “But it’s either this or reveal that
> some long forgotten non-writer character is gay, which is something we
> should never do to a character we didn’t create ourselves!”
> “What about Frat Boy? Didn’t Tom Russell make him gay?”
> Deja Dude sighed. “Look at it this way: the Flaming Torch is like the
> gay version of Master Blaster except the Flaming Torch likes men and
> not women. Why is it homophobic to make fun of the Flaming Torch for
> liking men and not heterophobic to make fun of Master Blaster liking
> “Hmm,” Kid Enthusiastic said.
> “You’ve got a point.”
Look, I really don't like poking someone for what I percieve as personal
flaws. That said, this has been a persistent problem, and with this issue
it's really gotten to the breaking point for me, so:
Martin, please stop writing stories which are simply long-winded
justifications, and please understand someone's argument before you try to
rebut it. Especially when you're putting said rebuttal in the mouths of
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, going to go read Godling now.
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