LNH/Meta: About those sub-basements
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 22:45:02 PDT 2012
On 5月3日, 下午1時41分, Martin Phipps <martinphip... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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 may
> > 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 subbasement" predates Saints
> mention of "sub basements".
Found it! Drizzt's Blaze of Glory, also reposted in July, 1993. It
looks like we were reposting stuff after the move to RACC.
"We box up his stuff and put it in the sub-sub-sub basement" it says.
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