REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #52 - April 2008 [spoilers]
mitchell_crouch at caladrius.com.au
Sun May 11 00:25:11 PDT 2008
On May 11, 9:34 am, Arthur Spitzer <arspit... at earthlink.net> wrote:
> After this no more events for me...
> I guess Beige Midnight will probably be the last of its type of thing...
I disagree with that; probably the last for a while, but the only real
problem with BM is its horrendous length. Large events are also
'necessary' in a way; a character needs to die every now and then to
remind the audience that the characters are *able* to die (it's also a
lot better if a character dies doing something meaningful, rather than
going out slowly in the Net.ropolis Old Folks' Home). If *every* story
was a one-off and nothing changed at the end of the day, then readers
would get bored and shrug stories off because "nothing happens in
them". The initial idea of ILC -- an event that ran for a month -- was
met with a lot of enthusiasm. And that enthusiasm wore off a little
over the past year, but parts of it still remain; everyone still wants
to read those Beige Midnight stories.
So while BM may be the last of its kind for a while, expect the big
events to come back. Not this year, and probably not next year.
Probably not for years to come; maybe on the LNH's 18th, 20th or 21st
birthdays, someone will decide to do something. But they'll learn from
Beige Midnight and not stretch it over a year. And that's, in my
opinion, the second best thing to come of this.
> Arthur "Back to Beige..." Spitzer
(The best thing, of course, is kickass LNH stories! Hell yeah, kickass
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