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

Arthur Spitzer arspitzer at earthlink.net
Sat Nov 3 17:01:21 PDT 2007

Lalo Martins wrote:
> 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 :-)
> best,
>                                                Lalo Martins
> (who developed an irrational fear of beige clocks)

It's a good thing that there's no Net.ropolis is real life...

Arthur "I think I'd retcon such story..." Spitzer

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