LNH/Meta: About those sub-basements
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 22:41:02 PDT 2012
On 5月3日, 下午1時34分, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 5月3日, 下午1時28分, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 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'sCaseof theCluelessMysteryseems 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"basementso we didn't have subbasements at 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."
> I found the same quote from June, 1993. Then in September, 1993 Zen
> referred to a "sub-sub-sub-basement" in Insanity Watch #1. That mayu
> have been the first mention of a sub-sub-sub-basement.
Oh, Dave may technically be correct because I just found the line he
was referring to in The Case of the Clueless Mystery. It was reposted
in July, 1993 so I don't know when it was originally written. It
mentioned "one of the sub-basements" implying there was more than one.
Anyway, I believe Drizzt's mention of "a sub basement" predates Saints
mention of "sub basements".
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