META/LNH: And what was your favorite LNH year?

Tom Russell joltcity at
Tue Apr 3 15:38:08 PDT 2012

On Apr 3, 11:01 am, "Adrian J. McClure" <mrfantast... at>
> My favorite year, without question, is this one. I defintely look back
> with fondness on the days when I first started writing, when it seemed
> like the LNH was having a resurgence after a long fallow period. This
> is when Tom started NHOP and Jamie did Miss Translation. Of course,
> everything was exciting and new to me back then, but I reread Miss
> Translation recently and it holds up just as well today. NHOP... well,
> there was a reason Tom revised it, the original version in retrospect
> was deeply flawed but compelling.

Thank you.

> There are definitely things I miss a lot about the old days of RACC. I
> miss Jamie Rosen, who was generally a class act as well as a good
> writer.


> my stories. I miss 8fold as an imprint,

Okay, so it's been fallow as of late, but it's not like it's Omega or
anything.  Who knows, maybe I'll finish the next JOLT CITY this year.
I had it close to finished when my computer crashed in late 2010.

> But for all I miss those who've gone, I'm very excited about the
> course things are taking right now. LNH20 has opened up new approaches
> for a lot of us in our writing and galvanized our community. I've been
> writing more than I have in years. We've also had a lot of good ideas
> for reaching out to new audiences and reconnecting with old writers,
> and although that seems to have fallen by the wayside now that we're
> all so busy, I hope we can start thinking about that again once summer
> starts. In the years since I joined, there's never been a better time
> to be on RACC.


> AJM (I wonder if I'll live to see Saxon resolve the Chinese Guy
> storyline :P)

==Tom, whose least-favorite year is probably 1997, because that's when
I was at my most obnoxious.

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