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Author Topic: Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle  (Read 261 times)

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Electron Boy and Real Life Roleplaying in Seattle
« on: May 05, 2010, 07:27:56 AM »
Okay, I read this and thought it was VERY Cool.

Almost a whole city's infra structure gets together to 'roleplay' with one 13 year old kid thats wanted to be a Super hero:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011740342_electronboy30m.html

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 10:40:44 AM »
I have to say first, this would have sounded lame to me had I been that age. But of course, by 13, I would not have wished to be a superhero; if I were 13 and dying, I'd have wished to get laid.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 12:26:29 PM »
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I have to say first, this would have sounded lame to me had I been that age. But of course, by 13, I would not have wished to be a superhero; if I were 13 and dying, I'd have wished to get laid.

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I wonder how many times the Make A Wish Foundation has helped with that  dying wish?

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 01:22:19 PM »
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I wonder how many times the Make A Wish Foundation has helped with that  dying wish?


Probably the times they don't tell the press about it.


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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 03:53:09 PM »
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I wonder how many times the Make A Wish Foundation has helped with that  dying wish?


I think there was a curb your enthusiasm episode that dealt with this. Or something very close to it.

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 03:56:56 PM »
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I think there was a curb your enthusiasm episode that dealt with this. Or something very close to it.


That one I never saw - because I cancelled my HBO right around the time that "The SOPRANOS" ended its run a few years ago. Money is/was getting tight. (Economy sucks & all that jazz)

I still like the story linked to in my OP .


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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 04:50:50 PM »
Might make an interesting premise - a kid's dying wish is to be a super hero, so everyone gets together and plays along... and the kid starts actually exhibiting powers. Answer to a prayer, the power of collective thinking, or something else?
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 05:00:20 PM »
Good thing they left out what happened at the end of the day when Electron Boy was served with cease and desist papers by Marvel for copyright infringement.
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