REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #97 - January 2012 [spoilers]

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Fri Mar 2 00:20:27 PST 2012

On Thu, 1 Mar 2012 03:00:53 +0000 (UTC), Adrian J. McClure wrote:

>>      [- The Apathy Beast stalked the lines of text.  Its muzzle
>> wrinkled in revulsion at the sour taste of stubborn persistence.  Flecks
>> of foul and slightly acidic drool dribbled from its lips. -]
> Right now I'm struggling with the Obsessive Anxiety Beast, who's just
> as annoying. I think I check my email for new posts more than I
> actually write.

Oh, I definitely do that. @-@

> Look at
> Stephen Moffatt, for instance--all his stories revolve around time
> paradoxes in some ways, and you'd think they'd get dreadfully
> repetitive, but they don't. Your own style has considerably matured
> since the old days, for one thing. Your exposition feels more natural
> now than it did in the old LAL issues I've been rereading, though
> you've always had good ideas.

Indeed and indeed!

> LNH: the only place where
> revamps actually ADD baggage...

Let's add an "intentionally" to that; I've seen ones that add it due to
sheer overthinking of the idea.

> Generally this works very well,
> with its skewed take on both superheroics and various kinds of
> mythology, but I was a little uneasy about the introduction of
> analogues of the New Gods at the end. It made it feel like a bit too
> much of a parody rather than its own thing, maybe, because of how
> close the analogues were?

CREW".  Like Adrian said, I'm sure Robin will flesh them out so they're not
carbon copies, but...

> AJM (getting a plaque for mounting the Apathy Beast's head on my wall)

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, them's good eatin'.

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