Re: [SciFiNoir Lit] tale be told
I read your entire message, but, wow, was it
difficult. Please don�t take this the wrong way, but
I /highly/ suggest using some form of spell checker
(there is one even integrated into Yahoo Mail), as
well as capitalizing proper nouns and the first letter
of the first word in every sentence. Most people
won�t take the time to consider the content if the way
it is presented is too confusing.
--- tenji888 <tenji888@...> wrote:
LUNATIC FANBOY SCIENCE PRESENTS:
FORWARD INTO THE PAST:
FOREWORD INTO THE PAST:
Superheroes stand for a lot. they stand for the dreams
Amercan artist, for starters.
the american artist, a rabidly persecuted species.
she may ffeel
like making elegant statments, weving gossamer webs of
beauty and freedom -- always the American artist must
down before patronage -- that same tool that empowered
to write his requiems, the economic authority of
Without patronage none of teh great classical
have been able to produce -- meet beethoven shooting
and killing himself, meet rachmoninov blowing up the
City officebuilding because he was frustrated and
American artist has tosuck up and become a "pop
failure to comply equals obscurity and poverty and
WEALL KNOW THAT. Who would pretend?
in short, Pablo Picasso is called an asshole every day
those who shell out big bucks to feed nightmares and
ancient 'might makes right' cosmology to everyone.
think it;s not
important? When the youth who grew up on Superman and
Spiderman dies under friendly fire -- his episteme was
by the ideas of those whowrote comic books.
EVERYONE KNOWS THIS AND THOSE WHO DON'T ARE
DECIEVED. Superman and Wonderwoman were symbols of
tyranny and racist oppression to many people --
propagandists used images of hitler appearing like a
this to decieve those who might have resisted the nazi
and at the same time those same superhero images stood
power against the worst of evils. the Lord of the
Rings was also
being written during the crisis that saw adolf
tocontrol every nation on earth. Americans thrilled
to the Justice
Society of america's exploits: Aquaman as well as
America fought along side GI Joe and rosie the Riveter
One argumen has been that superheroes make people fel
inadequate as normal non superpowered beings.but is
soaccurate jesus christ, perhaps one of the main
superheroic fictiion, did anything but make people
The teen Titans std as an inspiration to youth
stand up to bullies and win, thatthey cold be great
like the adlt
versions. and after al kids were buying more comic
anyone else. argualy still are.
but in the Uited states youth have other problems.
fatalities never seen again. Chandra levy and
are emblems as recognizable as captain marvel's bolt
lghtning or the black bat on bruce waynes chest - but
emblems of childhood under siege. and heroes to save
lost, amnesatic as if theyhave forgotten...
frgoen that childrens open lovinghearts,m children's
innocence are teh future and must be protected.
and there are no flying heroes of bulletproof nature
-- except in
the minds of stan 'the man' lee and archie godwin,
and Matt Wagner. when the chandra levys and Jon benet
Ramseys of teh world need help, heroes, advocates,
and what can WE do?
M. Marques Haley
LEGION: THE PLATINUM PALADIN
FORWARD INTO THE PAST
laven'd'r, prince of tamaran.he dreamed.
First he saw the green lantern. She had lost her power
ring in the
toilet but instead of caling Plastic man to fish it
hadhappened once to manny times, the ninteen year old
lantern simply wandered away...
into the street, looking confused.
laven'd'r giggled in his sleep.
then he saw Superboy out in the street in front of
headquarters acting the part of anidiot. out of
uniform, without his
spectacles...making a spectacle of himself. he was
acting like a
dog -- he lifted his leg and made on a electricar
wandered away, smoking.
then he saw powergirl, the musclebound atlantean
arkham asylum knitting a doily. WHAT? knitting a
whatin Creation --
he woke up giggling. TOO WEIRD!
name: laven'd'r of tamaran.
secret identity:jake marley, or ghostwave of the
superheores. also known as Punkrocket and Doctor
Abilities: punkrocket can manipulate astral fields up
inliudicng the electromagnetic waelengths of teh sound
spectrum. recruited in 2105 by Starfire, he was sent
back n time
tohelp them become stronger.
this is why:
Ghostwave woke up witha start! LAUGHING. he
just too funny. green lantern wandering away from the
thegreen gleam in the john...puperboy pissing on the
then he felt it.
DAMN! this is just like --
when Kory had left tamaran the entire planetay
been bummed out. theyhadreally loved her and everyone,
everyonehad become depressed. to a telepathic like
this had been lke a sudden vacuum -- or a sudden huge
silebnnce where there had once been many chatterng
conssciousnesses. When he had arrived at LEGION HQ he
feltthe same thing: many diffeent consciousnesses all
and at diffeent levels of sensitivity. NOW, NOTHING --
something REALLY lame had happened.
he got up and placed his fingers to his temples.
Phantom lass' consciousness was like a viddy screen on
patern -- always on but it washershield. she
he found Phantom lass reclining on the couch watching
television talking toher teddy bear.
"Hey its the new boy. figured they didn't get you.
do you know what;s gone down?"
Ghostwave shook his head no.
"Last nght SOMETHING happened. and the ENTIRE Legion
forgotten who theyare. ALL of them. some sort
amnesia. It's bad, bad, bad! Smebdy;s got to do
"we could...go hunt for cles?"
"Welll use the data base. i have tostay here."
"you have tostay here?" ghostwave stared, blinked.
"Gotta stay...gotta stay. teddy says."
"frack teddy, phantom lass."
"no really...i...i'm not mindwiped...but it got me
too. I cant move.
of course...look ghostwave this is the worst! YOU
something. Go TALK to the others. i mean i am
cant get up."
Ghostwave moved towards her. "Not a good idea."
"Look: use chick Flash;s cosmic treadmill. go back.
go back to
...well go find the titans. get help.'
"i just DID that!"
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- --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, "tenji888" <tenji888@y...>
> LUNATIC FANBOY SCIENCE PRESENTS:
> FORWARD INTO THE PAST:
> FOREWORD INTO THE PAST:
<<I don't agree with everything in this piece,but I like it.
It has the sheer inspired lunacy that is missing from Sci Fi and
- --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, Ronald Methvin <ron@d...> wrote:
> Tenji888,fans are always wailing about getting something different. When they
> I read your entire message, but, wow, was it
> difficult. Please don't take this the wrong way, but
> I /highly/ suggest using some form of spell checker
> (there is one even integrated into Yahoo Mail), as
> well as capitalizing proper nouns and the first letter
> of the first word in every sentence. Most people
> won't take the time to consider the content if the way
> it is presented is too confusing.
><<See? This is the problem in Spec Fiction today. Spec Fiction
get it, they start hollering for the same ole thang.
Man! You are like squaresville! Like four corners! "capitalize the
proper nouns"--People like you gave James Joyce the Vampyre Blues!
All the those mistakes are part of his voice, man!
Get with the program!