LNH/META: To Reboot or Not to Reboot....

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 09:24:16 PDT 2011

On Oct 28, 5:10 am, Lalo Martins <lalo.mart... at gmail.com> wrote:

> For me the big pull is being a shared universe. Which, if I'm honest, is also more or less the reason I stopped; I was pulled back to writing by ILC where a bunch of people posted, but then it went back to being each person doing their own thing, and not too many of us, so my interest gradually shrunk.

Yeah, I gotta admit, that makes it harder.  Less LNH lately, and more
other stuff - which is awesome, don't get me wrong, I love the
diversity, but the shared-universe-ness is at an all-time low.

> You're thinking about an abstract hypothetical group with hundreds of people who don't really talk to each other that much. The reality is less than 10 writers, almost all of whom are already in this thread. So how do we “shift our primary focus”? We just agree to do it. Consensus is the primary governance method in small creative organizations.

Well, no, I'm mostly thinking of me, who has a hundred thousand plots
he wants to write for the mainstream Looniverse. (Admittedly, some of
these are probably ripe for porting to Earth-20.)

> Or to put it a different way: I'm not trying to make a rule that nobody can write Classic LNH anymore, I'm trying to form a group of people who agree to write on, and advertise, the new Looniverse.

Well, I definitely want to do that; just not to the exculsion of my
Classic LNH projects.

> > Indeed. (Although my god, Google Groups, you really need to fix the
> > search engine.)
> I think Google doesn't have any search technology they can use for Groups.

Har har.

> > Also, on the subject of the New 20: I'd like for a complete story to
> > run through a few of them.  How about, in an LNHy metafictional vein,
> > someone discovers that their universe is only a few days old?
> Or how about fleshing out the backstory, through the use of some traditional framing mechanism, like, say, the LNH going public for the first time, or moving into the LNHQ, or something?

Heck, we can do both - they can play off each other, the in-universe
history of this LNH and the real-world lack-of-history.

Oooh, idea - one of the LNH New Member Detectors that Arthur used in
LNHY appeared in this universe years ago, and was much better at its

> I say leave out the 20 theme entirely... the idea to *focus* on 20 elements (maybe by having 20 titles) is good enough for me, no reason why these 20 can't have their own supporting casts (or in some cases the title can be a group rather than a character).

It's true, it's true.

> I'd go further and aim for a split more or less along those lines in the 20 titles:
> - 1 LNH title
> - 1 anthology title
> - about 5 subgroup titles
> - about 13 solo titles

Makes sense to me, at least as spitball numbers.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, wonders how to title the LNH title
to make it clear that it's about this version...

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