LNH20: Generation 2.0 #7

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Mon Mar 12 18:16:42 PDT 2012

On 3/12/2012 7:10 AM, Martin Phipps wrote:
>                                     Generation 2.0 #7
>                                           "Origins"
>    It was a sunny spring day in Netropolis.  I flagged a taxi and
> waited for it to stop in front of me.  I got in the cab and told the
> driver to just drive around.
>    “Seriously?” he asked.  “For how long?”
>    “About a half hour or so,” I said.
>    “That is going to be expensive,” he said.
>    “No,” I said.  “You are going to drive me around for free.”
>    “Okay,” he said.
>    I am the writer of this story.  People do whatever I say they do.

... Watch out, Mister Writer!  Mister Morrison's in town, and he's bound 
to have a grudge!

>    On the way out of the theatre, a man approached them and pointed a
> gun at them.
>    “Give me all of your money!”
>    “I’m not carrying any money.”
>    “Sure you are!  Hand me your wallet!”
>    “But all I have in my wallet are credit cards!”
>    “Just hand it over!”
>    Bao handed over his wallet.  The man looked in the wallet.
> “You’re right.  There’s no money.”
>    “I told you.”
>    The man then shot him.  He screamed and fell to the ground.
>    “Why?” his wife asked.
>    “Because he pissed me off.”
>    “You’re crazy!”
>    “Ha ha ha ha!  You’re probably right.”
>    The man then shot her too.
>    The man’s name was John Smith.  As you might have suspected, he was
> hired by General Tran and his new partner, Mark Twitty.

I *think* I've figured out who shot whom, after reading twice.  But you 
never quite know with gritty crime drama.

>    “’Get down!’ I said and I jumped down on the ground and laid as flat
> as I could so I would be spared the full force of the tsunami.  They
> say it hits you like a truck, that it feels like getting hit by solid
> steel.  There’s no way the human body can endure it.
>    “Anyway, the wave carried me a long ways up shore.  When the waters
> receded I started looking for my parents.  I somehow knew exactly
> where they were.  As you can imagine, when I found them I almost
> wished I hadn’t.

... I wouldn't have thought of "duck and cover" as a survival strategy 
for tsunamis unless I had scuba gear.

But in general, nice backstories.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Turns out I'm an anally-fixated oedipal paranoid with 
south-of-the-border schizophrenic delusions...  But never mind, I've 
found me the ideal job.  I'm going to run for President!

- Major Honey, scripted by Grant Morrison (that's *Mister* Morrison to 
you), Doom Patrol #46, August 1991.

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