LNH/Meta: About those sub-basements

Martin Phipps martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 22:28:01 PDT 2012

On 5月3日, 下午1時20分, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 5月3日, 上午11時10分, Arthur Spitzer <arspit... at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > On 5/2/12 7:52 PM, Adrian J. McClure wrote:
> > > Where did the idea that the LNHQsub-basementsgo infinitely deep and
> > > are full of Weird Stuff come from? That's always been one of my
> > > favorite LNH tropes. I've read about the first year's worth of LNH
> > > stories now and they haven't broached that issue yet.
> > Doing a googles group search (which is a horrible search engine -- I
> > know) the Saint's Case of the Clueless Mystery seems to be the oldest
> > mention... although it's possible that Hubert came up with the idea in
> > Tales of the LNH..
> Well, Hubert had Panta sleeping in "the" basement so we didn't havesubbasementsat the time and I know I didn't have the idea.  I
> suspect it was probably Drizzt but I can't say what story.

Confirmed!  I found this posted in September, 1994: "[T]here is also a
subbasement with HoloDecStations and a
sub-subbasement which, if nothing else, contains Continuity Champ's
old stuff."  So there was a reference to a single sub basement in an
old pre-September 1994 Continuity Champ story.  Then in August, 1997,
there was a reference to there being 665 sub basements.  That was Tom
Russell.  I don't know if that number is considered canon though.


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