LNH: Beige Midnight #6: The Bart Age: "The Ice Caverns of Existence"

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Fri May 28 21:15:31 PDT 2010

On May 25, 6:48 pm, Arthur Spitzer <arspit... at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Wow, did it take like 8 months for me to write this?  (Well more like 7
> months to procrastinate and one month to write).  Uhhggggg.

It turned out okay.  I find it odd that people are more concerned
about Ripping Dancer's health than the fate of the world.  Would suck
if she got better and died with everybody else, eh?  The sense of
urgency returned at the end though.

> I mostly
> blame my hatred of my current writing ability for the lateness of
> this...

There's something to be said for just going ahead and writing but then
what you end up with is more of an outline of a story than an actual

> once I stopped caring about any sort of quality I did manage to
> get this finished.

I admit to being a bit confused.  I mean, the LNH is willing to kill
Bart when he has powers but not when he's just an ordinary guy.  I
guess it's the old "Would you go back in time and kill Hitler as a
baby?" moral dilemma.  Mind you, if you kill someone during Retcon
Hour what is the chance that they stay dead?  And, yeah, it would
explain Bart hating the LNH.

> Since I do have the ability to write at least 4000
> words a week, this should have only taken me 4 weeks at the most.  I'm
> hoping the next one will come out faster.  I'm giving myself an ultimate
> deadline of April 29, 2011 for the whole series.

Hmm.  Depends on how much you have written so far.

> As for the stuff in this...
> Since we're in the 2010's (Teens?)... I guess we're now in the wallowing
> on 90s nostalgia decade... so everything from the 90s is cool again.
> Usenet, LNH, RACC... you name it... It's all hip.

Is my old walkman hip?  Because it used cassette tapes.  That's not

Oh, by the way, I don't remember reading any of this on the LNH
Authors newsgroup so, yeah, you must have written most of it fairly
recently.  (I haven't checked that group for a while.)  If I had I
would have pointed out that "due to" to not spelt "do to".  The
pronunciation is actually different.  Anyway, it's a mute point
because you've posted it already.

(Ha ha.  I know the term is "moot point".  I was just trying to be


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