TITLE: A Hero's Website
ARCHIVE: Want. Take. Have.
FANDOM: X-Men (comicverse)
PAIRING: None; Iceman, X-Men [ OFC - Sara McConnell ]
RATING: PG-13 (adult situations)
CATEGORY: The Common People (sorta), gen
NOTE: This "story" is actually a "website" found on the Internet
in the Marvel Universe and as such the "URL" and "email" address are
both not found in "Real Life".
DEDICATION: To Dr. Martin Luther King. For teaching the world
how to be a better place and for reminding us that sometimes a person
doesn't need to be a "fighter" to be a true hero. Thank you Sir, you
are an inspiration to us all.
DISCLAIMER: Iceman, the X-Men, Sentinels, Spiderman, the FF
and the Marvel Universe in general is the creation of Stan Lee and
SUMMARY: A woman has a life altering experience and shares
it with the world via the Internet...
A Hero's Website
Sara's "Iceman" Hero-Worship Page
Hi there! My name is Sara McConnell and welcome to my website. This
page is dedicated to my own personal hero, the outlaw mutant "Iceman".
If you are one of those narrow
minded people who doesn't like mutants and believes that they should
be treated like "second class" citizens, then get your Nazi ass out
of my space. Please feel free to follow this link to Little Mind, Big Mouth;
A closer look at Senator Kelly's Career in Politics
. On the other hand, if you feel the need to express and share
your support of our nation's mutant citizens, then please stay and look
KNOWN POWERS: Iceman can turn into ice,
he can make ice sculptures and he can make a really cool ice slide-type-thing
to travel on through the air. This allows him to move at a very fast
rate of speed.
KNOWN AFFILIATES: X-Men, X-Force, The Fantastic Four and Spiderman
SECRET IDENTITY: The Iceman's true identity is still unknown, however,
it is a fact that the Mutant Registration Board has sent their Electronic
Nazi Soldiers better known at the Sentinels after him. I'm pleased to
let you know that as of this date, the Iceman still remains free from
this unconscionable group.
NOTE: To add your email address
and electronic "signature" to the national petition to put a stop to
the harassment of our country's mutant citizens by the Mutant Registration
Board and their electronic Nazi's, please follow the link to: Equal Civil Rights Commission for Mutant Americans .
My Story (or)
WHY ICEMAN IS MY HERO
My story about how I met Iceman is one filled with danger,
excitement and a close call that still gives me nightmares. It is also
I was spending the day with my son. Michael is 8 years old now, but
when this happened, he was still only 7. He had the day off from school
and I had the day off from work because of Martin Luther King Day, which
if you think about it, only adds a lovely touch of irony. In any case,
Michael and I were enjoying a wonderful time bonding with each other
and "catching up" on all of the times we had missed since he started
school and I went back to work.
After a nice lunch, Michael and I thought it would be nice to head over
towards the park behind the town's Municipal Buildings. There is a little
pond there and we were going to see if the Canadian Geese flock wanted
to have some bread. Michael enjoys feeding the ducks in the summer and
the geese in the winter, so I agreed.
When we arrived at the park, I noticed that there was a group of people
already there enjoying a picnic lunch over by the edge of the wooded
area. It was a beautiful day for a picnic and the geese we had come
to see were also there. The sun was shinning and there was a light breeze.
I was convinced that I had never seen a more perfect day. Unfortunately,
the day wasn't destined to stay perfect.
About 10 minutes after Michael and I began to feed the geese, four huge
man-shaped robots flew into the park from over top of the treeline and
began to shoot what appeared to be sizzling laser beams of burning red
energy at the people sitting at the picnic benches. (Learn more about these dangerously destructive creations
of oppression here: Sentinels - Modern Nazi War Machines.)
The only "crime" that the group of people sharing the park with my son
and me had committed was that they were born with mutations. And it
is still illegal to be a mutant in this country.
It was a very frightening and horrifying experience. One moment I was
enjoying spending a holiday dedicated to equal Civil Rights and the
end of oppression with my son and the next moment the world around me
was erupting in violence and terror.
The Sentinels burned down trees, they tore up large tracks of meadow
and they blew a hole through one section of the town's Municipal Building.
One Sentinel destroyed several cars parked nearby. They aimed their
deadly laser beams at the mutants and didn't bother to check if any
"normal" non-mutant humans were in the area first.
You see, non-mutant humans are considered to be "collateral damage"
and as the old saying goes, you can't make an omelet without breaking
some eggs. In this case, the "omelet" is a Nazi style concentration
camp to "house" the mutants and the "broken eggs" are any non-mutant
humans that get in the way of this goal.
Somehow, during the battle between the Sentinels and the group of mutants,
Michael and I became separated. My little boy, the light of my life,
had turned and run to "save the geese" from the "evil robots". (Michael's words, not mine.) He managed to wind up in a meadow between the Sentinels and
the mutants. Seeing him out there and in danger was the single most
frightening thing I've ever experienced. I honestly believed that Michael
was going to die out there.
That's when I was witness to the bravest act of courage that I've come
across in my life.
Iceman used his mutant abilities to throw up a curved wall of ice three
feet thick between Michael and the Sentinels. Then, surfing on his frozen
wave of crackling ice, he swooped in from above and swept Michael up
into his arms. Turning around in a wide loop while dodging laser blasts
and shooting out his own blasts of icicles at the Sentinels, Iceman
surfed his icy slide across the park and towards me.
Coming to a crackling stop in front of me, Iceman gently handed over
my beloved son into my arms. I was so relieved that I burst into tears
on the spot. Iceman started to turn away so that he could charge back
into the battle against the Sentinels, but I couldn't just let him go.
I reached out and grasped his arm. It was solid shimmering ice, cold
and almost wet to the touch, but amazingly solid at the same time. Iceman
looked back at me over his shoulder, an expression of concern on his,
yes handsome, face. Haltingly, I spoke to him.
"Thank you. Thank you so much."
And he smiled at me and answered with an oddly echoing voice that was
somewhat like listening to silver bells. It possessed a beautiful after-shimmer.
"My pleasure, dear Lady. My pleasure."
And then he was off, racing headlong into danger to battle the Sentinels
alongside of his friends. From that moment on, Iceman was my personal
hero. He saved my son's life that day and nothing or no one will ever
convince me otherwise. I hope that Iceman sees this page someday and
if he does, I just want him to know that I think about him often and
I also pray that he stays safe and healthy so that he'll be around on
the day that the Mutant Registration Board finally is disbanded and
mutants can walk around free and without fear.
Sara's Plea to You
While I think it's wonderful that there
are supporters and "fans" of the super-powered groups and heroes out
there to protect us from violently evil criminals and alien beings,
I would also love to see supporters and "fans" of the super-powered
mutants that also protect us from criminals and aliens. Including
So please, if you or someone you know has been saved by or had another
positive experience relating to a "famous" super-powered mutant, contact
me at email@example.com to set up your own website telling your story.
I would love to have a world-wide linking of various websites that support
our favorite mutant "heroes" for anyone to visit and see. Perhaps this
would help to convince both lawmakers and everyday ordinary people that
mutants aren't a threat, it's oppression that's a threat.
Sara's List of Mutant
The Day I Met An Angel
Jessie tells how a white winged mutant saved her life when an explosion
rocked her office building.
Thief of Hearts
Sabrina expresses her continuing love and support for her ex-lover;
the mutant outlaw known as Gambit.
Big Guns and Beautiful Eyes; A tribute
to Cable and Domino
Joe D. tells the story of how Cable and Domino rescued him and his family
from a burning truck only moments before it exploded.
Rose Tinted World
Shelly tells a harrowing tale of anti-mutant terrorists invading her
place of employment and the X-Men Cyclops' daring bravery that allowed
her and her coworkers to escape the fire fight.
Kiss and Tell
Thomas L's page dedicated to the mutant he once loved, Gambit. A touching
story of romance and adventure.
Storm on the Horizon
Rebecca shares the story about her rescue from a sinking boat by the
"elegant Wind Rider", the mutant known only as Storm.
Eyes on Fire
Hanna reflects on her seduction and brief affair with the mutant Gambit.
Medical Miracles; Doctor
Randall V. pays tribute to the doctor that saved his daughter's life
in the operating room, the famous mutant, Dr. Henry McCoy.
I was a Teenaged Mutant
J. Lee tells of her experience growing up as a mutant and her fear of
what the future may hold if "the Dream" fails to come to be.
Two of Hearts, Ace of Spades
Brandon recalls a weekend getaway with an ex-lover, the mutant known
as Gambit. (I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
Walking Through Walls
Amanda's "Thank You Page" dedicated to
Shadow Cat, the mutant who rescued her when she found herself trapped
in an airtight lock-in freezer.
Contact me via email at Sarasayshi@mutant.fanatics.org if you find any broken links or if you want to put up a Mutant
Fanatics Website of your own. No flames please.
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