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Novaya Havoc
12-18-2007, 09:59 AM
HEAR ME OUT!

Mutant Town is so a ghetto the yuppies do not want to live in. HOWEVER. Let's check it:

1. Cheap rents. Holla.

2. Boutiques you could not find anywhere else! Mutants that could run the BEST botany-themed stores in the universe! No human could make petunias look THAT fabulous! Tiny animal boutiques! Expert cleaning services! Diviniation holes that could have expert readings. I mean, would you want to go to some bootleg boutique called "Gypsy Lady" for a Tarot reading, or would you want to go to TAROT's tarot reading?
And OMG LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT PRODUCE!

3. Fantastic street fairs! The effects! The lights! The costumes! Mega fab!

4. Close proximity to the central business district!

5. Potentially the best private schools in the universe! Pay $25K/year for your child to learn? Instead, pay for a psychic to implant the knowledge into your kid's head! Faboo!

6. The best clubs and music scene in the universe, led by the dynamic diva herself -- the Dazzler!

In short: I love the concept of mutant town, and it's so going to get hella gentrified by yuppies once they CALM DOWN KTHX.

How do you see Mutant Town as a real-world metaphor for urban renewal and development? The possibilities are MIND BLOWING!

Come To Deathstrike
12-18-2007, 10:04 AM
HEAR ME OUT!

6. The best clubs and music scene in the universe, led by the dynamic diva herself -- the Dazzler!



When do I get the lease?

:D

frog
12-18-2007, 10:05 AM
Well, first they need more mutants!

Novaya Havoc
12-18-2007, 10:07 AM
I'm being serious, though!

It's such a fantastic metaphor. While I love how PAD's contextualized it, I think the whole "BURN THE FREAKS!!!!" meme is a little too prominent. Why shouldn't educated NYC liberals want to live in a cheap hood surrounded by people with fantastic talents, a divine flair for style (Hellloooo Dazzler!), and cheap real estate?

Mutant town is a gold mine!

Then the yuppies will take it over and poor Siryn will have to pay $2300/mo to share a studio apartment with Layla Miller, as Lila Cheney has to resort to turning tricks to be able to live in a U-Store storage unit.

RoguishGurl
12-18-2007, 10:09 AM
Well, first they need more mutants!

yeah, that's true. What mutants are allowed in? Or all mutants allowed in? Oh, can Julian and Laura and Gambit and Rogue own an apartment!! They can shack together!

Novaya Havoc
12-18-2007, 10:09 AM
Well, first they need more mutants!

There are enough as it is. They can all be entrepreneurs!

Emma Frost's School of Discipline!
Dazzler's Discotheque and DJ FX Emporium!
Madrox's Escort Service!
Tarot's Divinations!
Elixir's "Wellness 4 Life" centre.
Sage can franchise a Best Buy.
Lila Cheney can turn tricks for $5 in the alleyway behind Frenzy's "PUMP IT UP" Gymplex.

It's perfect.

frog
12-18-2007, 10:10 AM
yeah, that's true. What mutants are allowed in? Or all mutants allowed in? Oh, can Julian and Laura and Gambit and Rogue own an apartment!! They can shack together!

I think it was any mutants. I remember Toad being there before he and most of the other mutants camped out at the mansion.

RoguishGurl
12-18-2007, 10:20 AM
There are enough as it is. They can all be entrepreneurs!

Emma Frost's School of Discipline!
Dazzler's Discotheque and DJ FX Emporium!
Madrox's Escort Service!
Tarot's Divinations!
Elixir's "Wellness 4 Life" centre.
Sage can franchise a Best Buy.
Lila Cheney can turn tricks for $5 in the alleyway behind Frenzy's "PUMP IT UP" Gymplex.

It's perfect.
They could! Wolverine could be a teacher at Frenzy's Gymplex! And Pixie could sell her pixie dust for money!

I think it was any mutants. I remember Toad being there before he and most of the other mutants camped out at the mansion.
Cool, though, couldn't that lead to problems. Not all the mutants are very friendly with each other.

frog
12-18-2007, 10:22 AM
They could! Wolverine could be a teacher at Frenzy's Gymplex! And Pixie could sell her pixie dust for money!

Cool, though, couldn't that lead to problems. Not all the mutants are very friendly with each other.

That's why they need Strong Guy as the mayor.

Novaya Havoc
12-18-2007, 10:24 AM
Cool, though, couldn't that lead to problems. Not all the mutants are very friendly with each other.

No growing community is without strife. I use this as a real-life metaphor:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boystown,_Chicago

and, for an example of the yuppification:

http://redeye.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/coverstory/red-121007-boys-main,0,753404.story

Flâneur
12-18-2007, 10:40 AM
When you make posts like these I feel less embarassed about having once written an essay on the X-men.

ZNOP
12-18-2007, 02:41 PM
No growing community is without strife.

Now, only if he would show up:evilsmile

Kage Kisaragi
12-18-2007, 02:53 PM
I like idea number 5.

The Sword Is Drawn
12-18-2007, 04:35 PM
You may laugh, but you're only laughing because you know Novaya's actually got a bloody good argument here... :D

firstmode
12-19-2007, 10:37 AM
For an Abortion clinic, you could just have mutants with psychic abilities kill the baby while in the stomach rather than having to stab it to death and tear it apart to remove it while alive!

Monty_Cristo
12-19-2007, 02:41 PM
For an Abortion clinic, you could just have mutants with psychic abilities kill the baby while in the stomach rather than having to stab it to death and tear it apart to remove it while alive!

Professor X has had experience strangling fetuses. maybe they could hire him.

jarrod
12-19-2007, 03:33 PM
The sad truth is... Mutant Town just couldn't exist in today's NYC. It'd have already been developed into obvlivion like 5+ years ago, mutants or not.

For cheap rents in Manhattan, you basically have to luck out and know someone (sublet, take over an RC/RS lease, etc), live in a closet/studio apartment, have like 3000 roomates or move to Inwood. :/

ZNOP
12-19-2007, 03:50 PM
The sad truth is... Mutant Town just couldn't exist in today's NYC. It'd have already been developed into obvlivion like 5+ years ago, mutants or not.

For cheap rents in Manhattan, you basically have to luck out and know someone (sublet, take over an RC/RS lease, etc), live in a closet/studio apartment, have like 3000 roomates or move to Inwood. :/


Or, become homeless and have HRA place you in an S.R.O. or 3/4 house environment:( Yea, I'm refering to myself and it sucks:evilangry

Kage Kisaragi
12-19-2007, 03:55 PM
The sad truth is... Mutant Town just couldn't exist in today's NYC. It'd have already been developed into obvlivion like 5+ years ago, mutants or not.

For cheap rents in Manhattan, you basically have to luck out and know someone (sublet, take over an RC/RS lease, etc), live in a closet/studio apartment, have like 3000 roomates or move to Inwood. :/

I kind of lucked out, ... but my rent isn't that great either, and I have a roommate. it's like 642 split that two ways and its doable (well thats an understatement but im trying to so just like everyone else.)

Kage Kisaragi
12-19-2007, 03:58 PM
It just accord to me that the mutants could apply for endangered species act and get mutant town protected as a reservation or something couldn't they? I mean wouldn't that remove taxes from property in the area, that might lower the cost of living to the point that they could be living like it was the 80's.

bigtreydawg
12-21-2007, 08:15 AM
Professor X has had experience strangling fetuses. maybe they could hire him.


Thought I was the only one who remembered that . . . Thank you Grant, for third-trimester strangulation

Nachturne
12-21-2007, 08:24 AM
Pfft it'd work but then I'd move in and bring the rest of the breeders with me. We think it's "kitch" and the low rent prices a steal!

eurazn
12-22-2007, 01:33 AM
Pfft it'd work but then I'd move in and bring the rest of the breeders with me. We think it's "kitch" and the low rent prices a steal!

Bah, the minute breeders move in, the property values will go down ... :D

Greg Anderson
12-25-2007, 01:04 AM
Damn, this thread makes me sad. I miss District X so damn much. :( :( :(

AnoleX
12-28-2007, 10:01 PM
I want some Pixie Dust...