Mike Pondsmith has played several characters over the years. Some of his characters include Morgan Blackhand, Johnny Silverhand, as well as Maximum Mike. He's given several interviews where he talks about the real-life inspirations for those characters as well as how they've grown and evolved. One of the most recent, I believe, was his interview with Mad Queen, from the Mad Queen Show on Youtube.Not entirely true. Mike pondsmiths character was maximum mike. A night city police officer (good cop Btw) and his loyal, cerbernatically enhanced policedog.
It's revealed later what happened to Alt but even before that he seemed to have a grudge specifically against them. I get that his wartime experience would've made him hate the corps but you'd think he would focus more on Millitech considering they're the ones who are based in America and, iirc, the ones who abandoned vets like him once they were no longer useful.
(Side note, Johnny was actually responsible for Alt's "death," as he unplugged her from the 'net before her mind had reentered her body, essentially damning her to an existence as a disembodied consciousness.)
Sooo...I just wanna be sure, that thing about Johnny being racist was all bulshit, right?
I'm reasonably certain you're allowed to post links and the name of the short stories in question, no?Cutting out somebodies tongue does not prove them a liar, it only proves you fear what they have to say, if you want to know the truth you will have to read the Johnny Silverhand short stories released by Mike Pondsmith yourself as I am not allowed to post the sources
I think you can name a book and note the page number, which after having read the edited thread I see has not been done.as I am not allowed to post the sources
Nobody is barring you from posting sources.
I think you can name a book and note the page number, which after having read the edited thread I see has not been done.
It is completely true and the fact that you conveniently chose to only reply to that insignificant part of my comment indicates that you likely don't even have any sources. You didn't post book names and page numbers before the cleanup of this thread either.That statement is not exactly true
Johnny was definitely obsessed with Arasaka before the Alt kidnapping. She says so and so does Kerry just before the flashback with Alt. There definitely is some anti-capitalism in there. The biggest target for that kind of sentiment would be the biggest/most powerful corporation on the planet.And what's bigger for a rockerboy wannabe rebel/martyr to go after in NC than Arasaka?
Makes sense to me, i mean if it was just anti-corporatism/capitalism he'd mention militech or biotechnica or any of the others at least a few times... but it's always all about Saka. And yes, even before the all Alt incident, so that's not his initial reason, as Alt states herself in cyberspace. As much as he wants to pretend he blew their HQ for her, even she doesn't buy it.