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#813589 - 07/03/14 11:02 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Come on, people! Come on in and share your stories. What better way to celebrate Legion World's 11th birthday than by telling us how you came to be part of the community?

#813664 - 07/04/14 05:32 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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You know that music video where the leads are made for each other, but never seem to quite meet and connect? Yeah, I think its rubbish too. Something else we have in common!

I get a legion bug every few years or so

Back in the last millennium, I knew Id end up with doing some website tasks at work. A Legion site was the first I thought of as I hadnt really seen anything I liked. In the end I did something that actually made some pennies instead, but Legion and websites were linked from then.

I looked at the DC boards on a few occasions but never really found a thread I really connected with.

I remember seeing a starry backgrounded Legion site just at the time Id seen a glut of starry backgrounded websites and could really have done without seeing another.

There was the time I took a look at the history of the Legion World, only to go into the role playing history when I should have stuck to the comics threads.

More recently, I was one attempt away from abandoning the registration process it was almost thoth lad/boy/lass or some such.

Without a forum to call my own, I found myself on a DC yahoo group. While not a huge poster, I did find that I had views on a number of comics issues and, indeed, issues. It certainly reminded me of the fondness I had for the Legion.

But what prompted me to get through the Legion World registration was the last Levitz issue. That bitter-sweet ending with the lovely Maguire art meant that I just had to post somewhere.

Having done that, I worked my way through a lot of the sites history and threads, discovering all the great comments I had missed out on for all those years. That led to more posts

The rest, as they say, is bagged in the evidence locker awaiting the trial.


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#813709 - 07/05/14 12:01 AM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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So thothkins joined because the Legion comic ended.

At least we got something good out of the cancellation smile

How about the rest of ya??

#813724 - 07/05/14 02:53 AM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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You were right Ibby. Making something up read much better than "thothkins: Spaceopoly addict" smile


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It worked for me so well when I started this thread, thothkins smile

#822800 - 09/28/14 08:22 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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I hope it's okay to perform some necromancy on this thread. tongue

I've been reading comics since roughly 2006, at the age of 10. My first comics were issues of Amazing Spider-man given to me by my cousins in India during my vacations there. I would spend hours reading them and I soon branched out to DC comics from there, particularly the Flash and Green Lantern who are still my favorite characters to this day.

I first started reading about the Legion roughly 3 years ago, when I stumbled upon them on the DC wiki while looking up something about Professor Zoom from a Flash comic I was reading(Flash v2# 79 if you're curious wink ). "Teenage superheroes in the 31st century?! That sounds so crazy enough that it's awesome!". My enthusiasm led me to stumble upon several issues of the Postboot Legion and I just couldn't get enough. I was initially confused by a lot of the continuity reference, but I just looked up the stuff I was confused about and continued to love the Legion's convoluted history even more. From there, I continued to collect more Legion stories, from the DnA era to the pre-Crisis Levitz run to the Baxter era to the recent Retroboot.

In 2013, I joined the Comic Book Resources(CBR) forums. I mostly talked about the Flash and Green Lantern on the DC Boards and became one of its resident H.E.A.T fanatics, but the Legion fans were largely scarce there save for a few obsessed posters like Desaad. I continued to try to spark Legion talk there, but most people didn't really offer the type of conversation I was looking for.

This summer, I was tired of the lack of Legion talk on CBR and Googled "Legion of Super-heroes fan forum" and somehow stumbled on Legion World! I was amazed that there was not only such a large Legion fan forum out there, but one that was this old! At first, I was intimidated by the really close community here and thought I wouldn't fit in, but you guys have been really welcoming, especially Ibby and Rocky! cool

So thanks for the great experiences LW and here's to many more to come hopefully.

Long Live the Legion!

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#822802 - 09/28/14 08:51 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Braal Janitor, we're glad you're here! This crew is an open and welcoming bunch. And you've proven you know the secret to gaining LW friendships...persistent, personal, playful posting. wink


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#822803 - 09/28/14 08:52 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Thanks for sharing your story, Braal Janitor. It's great to see someone so young get into the Legion and LW.


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#822805 - 09/28/14 09:19 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: lil'rhino]  
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Braal Janitor's post prompted me to review this thread, and I realized I'd never posted my story. It starts a lot like this:

Originally Posted by lil'rhino
In 1999, I found the rec.arts Legion board & the DC Legion board & started posting on both.
The other posters at rec.arts were mean, bitter, humorless & argumentative, so I stopped going there. The posters at the DC boards were less so(except for that evil sk8maven), so I stayed.
12 years later & a different board(our own board)-I'm still here!!


My first ventures onto the Internet were via WebTV (before I had a computer), and that led me to the rec.arts Legion forum which was moderated by Johanna Draper Carlson. I don't recall when I started visiting rec.arts.lsh...sometime in the late '90s. Johanna and a few others there were great, but as Rhino said, lots of posters were not pleasant...yes, I remember sk8maven too. I still have e-mail versions of some memorable posts from that time, as well as Andy Lanning's response to a fan e-mail I sent him.

I never found the DC Boards, as I recall, but I did visit Rob's Damn Board, and it may have been there I learned about Legion World. I joined here just a few days after it opened. I mostly lurked until around 2010 when my occasional posts prompted Kent Shakespeare to assume I was an alt-ID. That's when I woke up and become a Real Legion Worlder. wink

It was goofy interactions, especially with cleome, Dev-Em, future king (miss you, amigo), and rickshaw1 that exploded my posting in those early months after "coming out". Since then it's been a delight to get to know and interact with more and more of my heroes on Legion World!


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#822819 - 09/28/14 09:39 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Kappa Kid]  
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This is awesome! I'm so glad you guys shared your stories, BraJa and LT!

Originally Posted by Braal Janitor
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I hope it's okay to perform some necromancy on this thread. tongue


I'm elated that you did, BraJa grin Thanks! Always good to hear stories from newer posters.


Originally Posted by Braal Janitor


My enthusiasm led me to stumble upon several issues of the Postboot Legion and I just couldn't get enough. (snip) From there, I continued to collect more Legion stories, from the DnA era to the pre-Crisis Levitz run to the Baxter era to the recent Retroboot.


My story is much the same, started with the Post Zero Hour team and branched off into the other versions. One thing I like about LW is most of us are able to appreciate different eras and versions of the team.

Originally Posted by Braal Janitor

I At first, I was intimidated by the really close community here and thought I wouldn't fit in, but you guys have been really welcoming, especially Ibby and Rocky! cool

So thanks for the great experiences LW and here's to many more to come hopefully.

Long Live the Legion!


I gotta say you've definitely proven that you fit in, and it's only been two months! Thanks for adding a lot of life to these boards smile

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I'm still getting the hang of the whole roleplay thing going on here. I'm having fun doing it though. laugh


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#822827 - 09/28/14 11:17 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Legion Tracker]  
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Originally Posted by Legion Tracker
Braal Janitor's post prompted me to review this thread, and I realized I'd never posted my story. It starts a lot like this:


Better late than never, LT! But your story made me realize, you registered near the beginning of LW (even before I did in fact)! Glad you decided to de-lurk smile

Originally Posted by Legion Tracker


Originally Posted by lil'rhino
(snip)The posters at the DC boards were less so(except for that evil sk8maven), so I stayed.
12 years later & a different board(our own board)-I'm still here!!


(snip)
and that led me to the rec.arts Legion forum which was moderated by Johanna Draper Carlson.

(snip)Johanna and a few others there were great, but as Rhino said, lots of posters were not pleasant...yes, I remember sk8maven too. I still have e-mail versions of some memorable posts from that time, as well as Andy Lanning's response to a fan e-mail I sent him.


"That evil sk8maven". That just makes me laugh I have never encountered sk8maven but have heard of her.

Originally Posted by Legion Tracker


Since then it's been a delight to get to know and interact with more and more of my heroes on Legion World!


I felt much the same way too. After lurking on the DC Boards and on Rob's Damn Boards, it was such a delight to actually speak and interact with people who, for the longest time, had just been screen names/personalities whom I have admired for a while!

#822829 - 09/28/14 11:20 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Kappa Kid]  
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Originally Posted by Braal Janitor
I'm still getting the hang of the whole roleplay thing going on here. I'm having fun doing it though. laugh


I think you're doing quite well with it. The main roleplay "rules" are:

1) keep with the tone of the thread, some threads are meant for "real life" while others are for us to be as imaginary as we want

2) during roleplaying/fic writing, if doing something permanent/serious/major with someone else's "character", ask permission. of course, some characters are pretty much common domain (like that one time we inducted Britney Spears, Gary Coleman and Frankie Muniz into the LMB!)

3) when in doubt, feel free to ask!

Oh, and this guide to roleplaying on the MMB should help too!

#822833 - 09/28/14 11:37 PM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Since most of "Braal Janitor's" stories have taken place in the actual LSH universe (conquering Braal, elected and impeached as LSV leader, living as a Trom hobo), but you and Rocky also took part in those stories, does that mean Braal Janitor is from a different Earth in the multiverse than the rest of the LMB members? laugh

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#822834 - 09/29/14 12:00 AM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Hmm I guess I should make myself a new avatar then, seeing that Cosmic Boy isn't a fitting avatar for someone who's a member of the LSV and conquered Braal. laugh


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#822838 - 09/29/14 01:23 AM Re: What is Your Legion World Story? [Re: Invisible Brainiac]  
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Don't worry, I actually have a Microhero avatar for Braal Janitor I made for a roleplaying game last year. Hopefully it isn't too shabby compared to everyone elses. tongue


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Thanks for sharing your story, Braal Janitor. It's great to see someone so young get into the Legion and LW.


What He Who said! Legion, like all mainstream comics properties, needs to be appreciated by each successive generation in order to survive.

Originally Posted by Braal Janitor
I first started reading about the Legion roughly 3 years ago, when I stumbled upon them on the DC wiki while looking up something about Professor Zoom from a Flash comic I was reading(Flash v2# 79 if you're curious wink


This is amazing. First it turns out that Rathmaker and I have Green Lantern: Rebirth as a touchstone, now it turns out that BraJa and I share a connection to Flash v.2 #79 -- that was the issue (the conclusion of The Return of Barry Allen) that turned me into a Flash fan!

Originally Posted by Legion Tracker
I mostly lurked until around 2010 when my occasional posts prompted Kent Shakespeare to assume I was an alt-id. That's when I woke up and become a Real Legion Worlder. wink


Glad to have you here, LT. I especially appreciate your reviews in the Anywhere Machine's So What Are You Reading? thread.


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Thanks for the kind words, BraJa. You've fit in here just fine. One of the things I have always loved is that this is truly a multi-generational community. Fun is had by all. nod


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Multinational and multicultural, too smile

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And how smile We even have Cobie and his sheep, and a Giant RoboticLesbian...

Would any of our new members like to share their stories?

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