SW10: Powernaut 2011 #8: What the HELL is a Pentahedron?

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 23:56:50 PDT 2012

On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 01:14:37 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> - snort -
> http://www.eilertech.com/stories/powernaut/2011.htm#8
> Judging from Facebook reaction, the comic strip debut of Leo the Pirate 
> Vampire King is easily the most popular Powernaut episode ever.  I won't 
> predict popularity, but I think Powernaut comics will be entirely as 
> enjoyable going forward.

Wow. Leo is now a puppy. <3

> Oh, and the "He's Got a Pentahedron!" panel of this series is now in a 
> dictionary (or at least a corporate PowerPoint slide), alongside a 
> definition of "Project Team". I'll admit, I put it there. But it fits. 8{D>

I like it. XD

> All the links here can be found under http://www.eilertech.com/stories/ .
> The Powernaut with a Pentahedron is kind of like Superman with a Green 
> Lantern ring.

Ah, perfect metaphor! (still love DC One Million)

> - What's a Pentahedron really look like up close? It's actually a 
> hyper-tetrahedron, a four-dimensional solid with triangular surfaces. 
> (2005/pentahedron.htm) When you look it it, it looks like a pyramid with 
> four shiny pyramid shadows that make your vision of everything else go 
> blurry. If you blur your vision of the Pentahedron just right, it looks 
> like a pentagram.


> - What does a Pentahedron do? Yeah, I said it's a power object, but 
> that's like Alexander Graham Bell calling my smartphone a telephone. 
> I've heard of Pentahedrons used as power sources, computers, navigators, 
> communicators, and dimension doors.

Makes sense. All-purpose!

> - Why hasn't he used it before now, say to smash meteors better? Well, 
> Hypergaard did probably say dire emergency. Besides, he just wouldn't be 
> the Powernaut if he didn't try to do things himself.

Hell, that's probably half of why they trusted him with it in the first

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, Hypergaard sounds better the more I
hear it.

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