LNH: Beige Countdown #11: 'Knight to Bishop to King'

Lalo Martins lalo.martins at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 06:35:34 PDT 2007

Also spracht Arthur Spitzer (Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:47:24 +0000):
> "Look.  Let me just explain.  You see -- I'm a writer.  Well, okay,
> 'amateur' writer.  And I write for this kind of shared universe thingee
> called the Teenage Disco Vampire Barbershop Quartet Net.Force Universe.
>   You see -- me and some friends of mine on the Internet back in -- I
> dunno -- '92 maybe?  Well, we were goofing around and stuff -- posting
> nonsense and this story formed.  And more people started writing on it
> -- some from other countries -- and well, it all started to get crazy.
> And it was fun at first.  But you know these things.  They sort of drag
> on and drag on.  You can do this stuff when you're in your twenties, but
> when you get into your thirties -- well, it starts to become a hassle.
> And it's not like you're getting paid.  And, look, how many stories
> about Teenage Vampires who have Disco Powers who work for the government
> when they're not singing in a barbershop quartet and fighting crime can
> you really tell?  I mean really?  I mean, Jesus."

Let me reiterate in public how much I love this.  The ability to laugh at 
yourself -- or a group you belong to -- is a big character virtue in my 
book :-)

                                               Lalo Martins
(who developed an irrational fear of beige clocks)
      So many of our dreams at first seem impossible,
       then they seem improbable, and then, when we
       summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
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