LNH20: Earth-Twenty Roundup Thread And Getting The New Tag In There

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 16:32:29 PST 2011

On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 04:46:05 +0000 (UTC), Lalo Martins wrote:

> quoth Andrew Perron as of Wed, 23 Nov 2011 04:23:58 +0000:

>> *nods* Note also that the Killfile literally only affected the US - for
>> example, you could jump right across the border between Alaska and the
>> Yukon and have it switch on and off (though possibly with messy
>> effects).
> Actually, you said that, and I've been thinking about it... and I think 
> it's a dangerously bad idea. In a world already used to superheroic 
> weirdness, that would simply mean things would start happening in the UK, 
> Canada, and of course Japan... I think it pretty much kills the 
> effectiveness of the whole Killfile idea. I think it should extend over 
> the whole planet.

Well, I disagree.  I think--

On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 04:51:07 +0000 (UTC), Adrian James McClure wrote:

> I love this background for Penumbra. I do think that some magic and
> superscience remained after the Killfile, thus the existence of
> Pla.net.ary, but it was much more well hidden. The world was
> effectively downgraded from a DC Universe-class world to more like
> Doctor Who or Torchwood, (aside from the RTD-era series finales).
> Which I guess would make Kid Enthusiastic the Doctor. (A super-
> intelligent immortal child... it fits better than you'd think.)

...okay yeah, let's go with this. Whole world it is. `-`vvv

Back to Lalo:
>> Hmmmmm.  I figure that the Killfile didn't mess with magic itself so
>> much as humans' ability to use it.
> Yes, but same result in the end... it's not that the magic wasn't there, 
> just he wasn't able to get any visible results, even if he was saying the 
> incantations and doing the gestures right.

Indeed.  Or if there were results, they would be very... *muted*.

>> Ooooooh.  Hm.  Y'know, why not go for a wool peacoat instead?
> I suppose. But of the down-to-the-knees kind (a “bridge coat” according 
> to Wikipedia).

Oh, yeah!  That's what I meant.

>> Well, if he's a magic-type with facial hair, he needs a goatee.  Else
>> you just look silly.
> That's how I first imagined it, but I was hesitant in making him look too 
> much like... me :-P

Embrace it, I say!  Remember, the LNH was founded on WCs.

>> Mwahahahaha.  Fun how the same ideas recirculate in our heads, isn't it?
> Being a bit of a weirdness magnet myself, I'm possibly a bit obsessed 
> with the idea of how a sensible yet flexible person would deal with the 
> degree of weirdness you get in a super-hero world. Or, for that matter, a 
> sci-fi world such as the Whoniverse or Stargate. Modern fantasy worlds 
> not so much, because that's already a recurring theme in the genre.

I suppose I show my own interest in such things; especially the people who
would gleefully jump into increased weirdness with nary a moment of

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, gleeeeeee

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