[MV] The Super Wizard From Space #31: To Hell And Hell And Hell And Hell And Hell And Back Again, Part 7

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Fri May 4 02:28:19 PDT 2012

On Thu, 3 May 2012 15:03:38 +0000 (UTC), Wil Alambre wrote:

> He was more ghostly like than ever, the Devil
> able to see right through him easily. His blue and gold uniform actually
> had more substance to it than he did. It was looking at a bottle of
> wine; there and yet transparent, with only the density of its container
> giving the illusion of opaqueness.

Ooooooh.  Excellent simile.

> "What? No! How the me is it managing to bodge together so fast?" the
> Devil exclaimed in frustration, throwing his hat to the ground and
> stamping on it. "It just went through the between places... twice! It
> should be up the lurgy so hard that it makes *me* sick!"

The Devil's going slangy hard!

> "I tried to warn you," the wizard said, pointing to the jade fire
> stitching the coal and ash back into form. "I know what that is. I've
> seen it before. It's space-greed."
> The Devil looked at the wizard incredulously. "That's not possible."
> "I've seen it before. Not like this, not the visible *idea* of it, but
> I've seen it before. I had to annihilate an entire planet because of
> it." { The Super Wizard From Space #1 }


> A pair of huge hairy hands came out of the red ooze, clutching at the
> edge of the crevasse, followed by another pair. A monstrous four-armed
> humanoid pulled itself out of the blood hued stream, its coarse fur damp
> and terrifying. It was covered in leather armour made of the hides of
> its enemies, and had the head of a charging bull.
> It stood to its full eight-foot height, snorting loudly and stamping its
> hoofed feet in challenge. "Who *dares* invade the ancient labyrinths of
> Terta-Hell, home and prison of Asquaterion The Minochataur?"

Not sure where the -cha- comes from, tho I'm sure it's linked to the four

> He raised one leg and slammed a kick right
> in the center of the monster's chest, a ring of infernal power
> detonating when his well-polished spats connected. A stench of brimstone
> and sulfur, the force of a wrecking ball, and the hapless thing was sent
> flying back into the crevasse.

Oooooh.  He's getting *more* powerful, down here.  Interestin.g

> "Now, where were we," he said, much more calmly. "Oh. Oh yes,
> space-greed." He waggled a finger accusingly. "The immortal Super
> Wizards From Space wiped out all the Great Space Crimes. They immunized
> the sodding *universe* when they imprisoned the eighth
> super-civilization. Your race did that."

o.o Oooooooooh.

> I am a living
> idea! A forceful paradigm! An unstoppable zeitgeist!"
> "You're plagiarism at best," the wizard spat back.

Oh, BURN. <3

> "Did you forget the Rules?" the wizard shouted, wanting to be heard
> overtop the crackling of energy and breaking of coal. "Or did you think
> you were above them? I'm in the middle of a Challenge, you're only here
> as a Witness... you *cannot* touch me!"

Yeeeeeeees.  Nice.

> This issue probably needs another read-over and another solid round of
> editing, but fuck it, I'm posting it anyway. This arc is charging to its
> conclusion, I was satisfied that this scene didn't drag out to two
> posts. I want to work on keeping momentum on these adventure stories,
> especially when heading toward the end.

Some damn excellent momentum in this one!

> Should I have named it "Quadra-Hell" instead? It sounds a little better,
> flowing into "Quinto-Hell". I decided against it because I had already
> used the "quatra-" and "chatur-" prefixes in wordplay with the
> minotaur's name. That, and i had already referenced it as "Tetra-Hell"
> in the previous issue. And twitter posts. And everywhere.

I really prefer Tetra-Hell.  That's an underused prefix.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, purr.

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