SW10/WWW: Powernaut 1969 #14: Let Me Tell You About Power!

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 03:18:08 PDT 2014

On 8/30/2014 3:24 PM, Scott Eiler wrote:
> As things escalate to near maximum, another hero has what may be his finest
> moment...  Powernaut 1969 continues.
> http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/1969b.htm#14

Dangit, now I *have* to review this one. Daaaaaaang.

>   have a concept of Conservation of Characters. This expresses itself here as,
> Son of Stonewater Smith = the Devil in White = Ron Cannon = Kwame Cannon. (The
> Devil in White was a background character for Ellipsis. Ron came in from a
> convention game, when I needed characters for the  Aleutian Crisis of 2004 -
> http://www.eilertech.com/stories/2004/aleut.htm .  Kwame changed his name from
> Ron, and once appeared in a Powernaut text short-short story which got
> rejected for Jolt City.) Now that I am exploring the origin of Ellipsis, I
> have an even more explosive equivalency, which I mentioned in last week's
> commentary. I literally came up with that idea while writing that commentary.
> Oh, shit...

Daaaaaaaang. That's one good off-the-cuff idea.

> I'm uncertain how I feel about this. On the one hand, society has dealt with
> the power of Ellipsis despite his having been *unsuccessfully* brainwashed to
> renounce power - and in some respects, he's used his power for the good of
> society. On the other hand, the 1969 brainwashing seems to have held for Wyatt
> Ferguson. His reaction to great power has uniformly been to renounce it. Given
> the amount of power he's renounced over his career, that may be safest for the
> world. But how can that be *proper*?

I love how S.O.S. assumes this was brainwashing, and not what it seems - an 
honest message.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, powering on through August!

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