November 20th, 2006

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Explanations

Drove the_child over to Mike's Movie Madness at lunch (crawling from my cavern at Rancho Lake), we were listening to sundry musical selections in the Genre car. I wound up having to explain the meaning of the songs "Tales of Brave Ulysses", "Landslide" and "Famous Blue Raincoat."

Maybe I should take up listening to the Spice Girls.
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The Machinist!

I'd love to see fanfic being written about imaginary IP, some continuity or universe that only exists within that fanfic. So, for example, let's say we have a character called The Machinist.
Laboring through the small hours of the night in a dingy warehouse near Pier 11, the Machinist has dedicated his once-shattered life to correcting injustices in the mighty granite-thewed city which towers around him. From the overhead monorails of the Ice Palace District to the meanest shanties on the mudflats below the seaplane flight paths, he is both an enigma and a scourge to law enforcement and criminals alike -- for far too often, those are one and the same.

I could see this guy having a gang called "The Tools of Justice" or something.

What characters would you like to see in the Tools of Justice?