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R.I.P. Habeus Corpus, 1215 - 2006.

Afghanistan: Five Years Later
I always used to get a laugh because Mark Waugh the initially less famous cricketing twin had the nickname "Afghanistan : The forgotten Waugh". That was because the Soviets were still fucking about there in the eighties.

The fucking cats slept all day while we were out and are now tearing around the house, worse than usual. One is already in time out in the stairwell. If i could catch the other two they'd be there too.


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Nov. 17th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
This is in response to your comment in journalsoup's lj. I am commenting way over here because I have an irrational fear of spoiling the fun for other people, in case they want to read this thing. As such, be warned that I go into detail, so be warned.

Here we go...

The New Warriors have become a superteam that has its own reality television show. While hunting down a bunch of villains in Stamford, Conneticuit, one of the villains, Nitro, blows up most of the city, with a schoolyard as ground zero. Lots of innocent people and children die. The New Warriors are killed and in death their reputations are forever tarnished (except Speedball -- everything needs a scapegoat). Since the whole bloody episode was taped for a television show, the public sees the whole bloody thing, and public outcry against super-powered beings is quick and harsh. Tony Stark and Reed Richards, two futurists, able to see how the future might turn out given some information, clearly see that nothing good can come of this, so they attempt to cut off anything the government and/or public can throw at the superheroes by introducing legislation of their own which would mandate that every super-powered being or every costumed hero become registered with SHIELD... to clarify -- if the spb was active, and they registered, they would report to SHIELD. They would, in effect, be a card-carrying member of SHEILD. If they had superpowers but were trying to live their lives as a normal citizen, they would still have to register, but would not have to serve in SHIELD.

Of course, this did not go over very well with a segment of the superhuman population, first and foremost Captain America, who, as a defender of liberty believes in the rights and freedoms for every man woman and child. Cap would not sign, and went underground, leading up a team of 'Secret Avengers' against Iron Man and his crew... and in the meantime, Iron Man and Mr Fantastic had built a gigantic superprison for superpowered beings in the Negative Zone, where nonregistered heroes were being sent, they formed a new team of Thunderbolts comprised of some of the god-awfullest, nastiest villains in the Marvel Universe to help them track down and apprehend nonregistered spb's (think Green Goblin, Venom, Taskmaster, Bullseye, etc...) and have done generally unheroic things.... Ah, I forgot to mention that they cloned Thor, who went berserk and did some really, really bad things...

Oh, and in the middle of it all, Iron Man got Spider-Man to reveal his secret identity at a White House press conference.

The story is possibly one of the biggest events Marvel Comics has ever pulled off. It's going to see friends turn into enemies, perhaps permanently, it's going to cause major changes in all of the major titles... The Fantastic Four have already broken up over it. The Thing moved to France. Iron Man beat Captain America bloody. The entire Avengers team has fallen apart. Again. Issue #5 hit shelves Wednesday and it saw Spider-Man get his ass kicked by Iron Man, then by Iron Man's new Thunderbolts team... No doubt about it, Iron Man is being made into the villain, even though, were this the 'real' world I'd back him wholeheartedly. As it is, this being completely fantasy, I'm with Cap...

Nov. 17th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I imagine the mutants have split both ways, since some of them are public identities anyway, and they have that "they're coming to get us" mentality.

Tony Stark is an asshole.
Nov. 18th, 2006 02:31 am (UTC)
The mutants are pretty much keeping out of it, with the exception of Wolverine, Cable, and Bishop. Wolverine is in it because he gets his hands in everything, and also because he is a member of the New Avengers with Iron Man and Tony Stark. Cable joined up with Captain America's team, citing something extremely horrible that he saw in a future timeline that came into effect as a result of the Civil War. Bishop aligned himself with Iron Man, as he was formerly a cop in an alternate future reality and sees the Superhuman Registration Act as a way to prevent his future from being quite as fucked up as it was... or something. Not sure, I thought that part of Civil War was complete shit and refused to read it.

But... yeah, Stark's an asshole, and Reed Richards is on the same level.
Nov. 18th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
Ah. Oh yes.

I by no means condone online piracy of comic books, especially since I was once going to be a broker of comics and plan to be one in the future. However, it should be noted that while I was broke and trying to open a comic book store, online comic book piracy kept me 'in the know' as it were. That said. Feel free to follow this link and download at your own discretion. A program called Bitlord might come in handy.

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