A question over at the Comic Bloc Forums reminded me that I hadn’t gotten around to writing a full profile of the Impulse villain, White Lightning. Fortunately I had a full list of appearances already, so I was able to look up the answer to the question, but it felt like being caught totally unprepared. So yesterday I re-read all her appearances, and tonight I wrote up a profile of White Lightning.
Just for fun, I did some searches for her name. Mostly I came up with cars, horses, wax and, of course, booze. And an alpaca. Back to the booze, there was one point at which the character was mistakenly identified as as Moonshine (later explained away as an in-world mix-up, which would have made more sense if she hadn’t been the one calling herself the wrong name!)
Now the funny thing: the “…in pop culture” section in Wikipedia’s article on Moonshine reminded me that Fedora 7, which just came out last week and which I installed at work a few days ago, is codenamed Moonshine.
The only way the timing could have been more appropriate would be if I’d written the character bio the same day as the Linux release.
SHE made the blunder, herSELF?! Yeah, that’s nutty.
Yep. And better yet, just a few pages earlier, someone referred to her by the correct name!
The focus group was apparently still drooling too badly to have communicated their final decision….
Hmm, sort of a “can’t focus” group…