[REVIEW] End of Month Reviews #37 - January 2007 [spoilers]

Arthur Spitzer arspitzer at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 6 17:11:18 PST 2007

Saxon Brenton wrote:

> [REVIEW] End of Month Reviews #37 - January 2007 [spoilers]

> Tales From The Gutterground #1
> 'The Runaway Chaotic, Sporadic, Traumatic, Make-it-Up-As-You-Go-Along-
> Story Game  Part One'
> A Miscellaneous [Misc] series
> by Arthur Spitzer
>      Arthur decides to start his own _Guttertrash_ inspired series rather
> than continue posting under the actual title of Abhay Khosla's classic
> series.  Which IIRC makes it the second such _Guttertrash_ inspired
> series after Jamie Rosen's _Stolen Garbage_ title from the late 1990s.

Don't have to live up to the lofty standards now.  :)

>      Now, I was going to continue this review with: "When you stop to
> think about it, it's amazing how much Arthur's current writing style,
> perhaps best described as 'What The Hell Have You been Smoking This
> Time?', allows him to pastiche Abhay's _Guttertrash_ series."  But then
> I realised that that's not quite true.  It's merely his most commonly
> used current writing style, since his _Legion of Net.Heroes_ vol.2 #14
> and _Cauliflower the Christmas Miracle Pooch_ are nowhere near as
> nihilistically surreal as his other recent stuff...)

I suppose I wrote Cauliflower and LNH #14 in the Jeff McCoskey style.  :)

>      Anyway.  A high school student with a gun goes berserk on a school
> bus and tries to hijack it to Colombia to become a drug lord, but is
> blown away by the driver, who then reveals that he's the brother of Walt
> Disney and is on a mission to stop Walt from being revived from cryogenic
> storage and as a result, sorry kids, you're all probably going to be
> killed in the explosion when the nuclear bomb strapped to the bus goes
> off.  Told from the perspective of one of the cheerleaders.

Well, I don't indicate whether she is or isn't a cheerleader... she 
could be a band member (that was my intention).  I suppose such details 
aren't that important to the story.  :)

Arthur "Thanks for the Review" Spitzer

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