8FOLD: Nonfiction # 3, "The New War"

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Mon Jun 23 21:00:30 PDT 2014

On 6/23/2014 10:54 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
> On Monday, June 23, 2014 6:52:22 PM UTC-4, Andrew Perron wrote:

>> Oh, sure. But I guess what I'm trying to say is - to be blunt - if you didn't
>> mean for him to sound like that, you failed.
>> In my opinion.
>> Sorry. ^^;
 > No need to apologize, sir; I can't improve without feedback, blunt or
 > otherwise, and when what I have in my head doesn't register on the page,
 > well, I need to know that. :-D

Very good then. <3

 > I guess I was thinking that the "academic" air would have more of the
 > connotation of, say, one of the "new atheists", who never really convinced
 > or engaged with religious folk than alienate them. Which while still deeply
 > polarizing, for me registers very differently than the rhetoric of fascism-
 > in-a-crisis "emergency" measures (in America) and coups (elsewhere). The
 > latter almost always targets "dissidents" and minorities for internment,
 > disenfranchisement, and worse. Whereas the former is just the guy being a
 > bit of a wanker.

Honestly, those fascism-in-a-crisis people always seem to have some 
faux-intellectuals on their side (or, nowadays, Fox intellectuals). No matter 
how populist one tries to sound, the fact that you sincerely do think you're 
better than the people you're trying to shut up leaks through.

>> Okay, actually googling now... ahhhhh, I see, I see. Yes, that's an
>> appropriate comparison. (Did you know that there's a member of EUROPA over in
>> ASH named that?)
 > That doesn't surprise me. I used to joke about how every time I had an idea
 > for a story, out would come an ASH story that did it better. There's been a
 > couple other character names that 8FOLD and ASH have in common-- ASH had a
 > Green Knight too, for example-- and I was really paranoid for the two or
 > three years that I was working on JOLT CITY # 20 that I'd fire up RACC and
 > there'd be an CSS issue introducing a Knockout Mouse... :-D

Heeheehee. <3 That's why I added a Green Knight to the LNH. (Possibly two of 
them, in fact - I'm not sure if the one in Just Imagine IV is the same one in 
Just Another Cascade. I guess that's up to whoever writes 'em next.)

>> Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, finishlessless
> Tom, but does the ASH Hotspur speak only in Shakespeare quotes?

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, nah, mostly street slang actually.

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