NTB/LNH/ELSEWHIRL/HCC11: Legion of Net.Heroes Volume 2 #38
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Tue Jul 27 21:22:51 PDT 2010
On Tue, 27 Jul 2010 23:47:59 +0000 (UTC), Saxon Brenton wrote:
> On Mon 26 July 2010 Andrew Perron replied:
>> On Sun 25 Jul 2010 Saxon Brenton wrote:
>> Ah, okay, so it *starts* in the present day and then moves forward.
> Well, maybe. There wasn't really any firm dating. By default it's
> usually easiest to assume that the action culminates 'now', but since
> it's an Elsewhirl and doesn't have to match up with the rest of
> continuity, the only thing it really has to take into consideration
> is that Munlop's musings on the Westbo.org have to take place post
> 2006 - and that's assuming that the 'Respect for America's Fallen
> Heroes Act' is enacted at the same date as Real Life.
...see, I thought that was fictional. >> Or, rather, that in Real Life it
had been proposed but never passed. (Comment on the poitical ignorance of
the average American, or a sign that I'm a scatterbrained goofball?)
So I'd assume, then, that it starts in the past and ends now, or relatively
recently, anyway. I dunno, it just felt odd to have that level of magitek
development so far in the past. (Even if, at this point, "so far in the
past" is 1997. Gah, I feel old.)
>> In-character, it makes sense for him to think this. Out of character, I'd
>> expect someone to do some serious spellbreaking before too long; possibly
>> Occultism Kid or another LNHer, possibly an NTBer who likes carrying heat -
>> heck, possibly one of those aforementioned fringe.
> Oh crikey yes. Having him described as being insane makes such a useful
> handwave. But while a large proportion of the NTB probably wouldn't be
> interested ("Is there a squamulous thing eating souls involved? No? Then I
> don't care.") the non-trenchcoater mages would get *really intense* about
> this sort of thing. Especially the LNHers after MasterBlaster went splat.
I dunno. Nowadays, my trenchcoat-wearing mages tilt less toward John
Constantine and more toward Harry Dresden.
> And... it would have taken too long to depict, but I have this
> weird vision various mystic types who care about this sort of thing
> dispelling his wards, but of Munlop having protected himself from detection
> and simply wandering around creating new warded zones. Every half year or
> so a new area of the country would suddenly become *extremely dangerous* to
> use a gun in for about half a day before the LNH come and shut down the
> death trap.
Oooooooh. I *like* this idea. I could see something similar being the
focus of an arc somewheres.
> And then there's the small matter of the Pentagon's miliatry mages
> somehow getting ahold of the specs for the warding (possibly by
> reverse engineering) and simply casting it over much of the Middle
> East after they withdraw from Afgha.net.stan.
Oh, man. You know, I seriously love the way you draw things out to their
logical consequences. It's like ASH, but using the Looniverse for
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, <3 space elevators.
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