The first installment of Captain Ahnee and the Dipwads.
About this creation
This is my very first Lego story, told in comic book form. It follows the misadventures of 3 unlikely heroes and their quest for donuts and good times. These Lego characters evolved from comedy recordings I made years ago, which were loosely based on real people I know. This particular story pays homage to Mark Sandlin's Lego story about going for donuts. I made this story in the fall of 2000, using MS Paint. It is the poorest quality in terms of image editing.
It is interesting to note that at the time I made this, I didn't even own a computer or a digital camera. I "borrowed" the digital camera from my work and took the pics one evening. I then spent several evenings, over the course of several weeks, freeloading at my brother's house to edit the pictures on his computer.
Although I intended this story to be a funny, non-sensical romp in space, it was dragged into the debate group on LUGNET for it's "violent" content. In an effort to diffuse the debate and make the story more appropriate, I removed the offensive scene and revised the story slightly. Ironically, this only added fuel to the debate and expanded it to the topic of censorship and the "moral convictions" of artists. Oddly, what started off as seemingly harmless amusement led to debate regarding my character, integrity, and personal convictions. But I offer the story here, along with a few notes, to let you be the judge.
It was suggested by others that I should offer a disclaimer on my story. Although I think it's a big crock, here's what I came up with for the "humor impaired" among us, along with parents who must be reminded to actually preview something before they show it to their children.
I was very proud of this picure at the time because I was able to add his Spiffcraft to the A-Wing Carrier's hanger. I actually took the various pics on disk to my work in order to use an editing program (which sucked) that had an airbrush tool. Now, it would take me a couple of minutes with Photoshop to create this image. Back then, it took me over an hour.
At this point in my original story, Jar Jar appeared behind the bushes and, without warning, instantly got his butt kicked by the Dipwads. Why? Because he's Jar Jar, of course, but also because Mark Sandlin featured Jar Jar getting beaten and arrested for no apparent reason. So I wanted to continue the running gag of Jar Jar suffering for George Lucas's quest for the ultimate marketing tool. Unfortunately, it didn't bode well with some. They saw it as cruelity to a sentient being rather than a jab at in the Lucas marketing mentality. So I omitted it to avoid sending the wrong message.
You know, Jeb Walsh, it's just a joke anyway. Most of the stuff you listed is clarified in the text thing at the beginning, and the Nasal Avenger is called such because, um, the ship is shaped like a giant nose. Anyway, tis funny. I wish I could see the Jar Jar scenes... I hate Jar Jar's guts.