LNH: Easily-Discovered Man #54
msc376 at uowmail.edu.au
Mon Sep 24 21:15:33 PDT 2012
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2:36:41 AM UTC+10, EDMLite wrote:
> THE EASILY-DISCOVERED MAN'S READERS' POLL
> 1). My favorite character in "The Adventures of
> Easily-Discovered Man" is:
> b. Easily-Discovered Man Lite
> 2). My favorite antagonist of EDM and company is:
> c. There are antagonists? I thought everyone just
> walked around making jokes.
> 3). During the next year, I'd like to see Easily-
> Discovered Man...
> a. In a cross-over with "Axe Cop."
YES. ONE THOUSAND TIMES: YES.
> 4). The one thing I feel that's been missing from
> this series is...
e. The ability to hold me close at night and whisper sweet nothings in my ear.
> 5). I'd really like to see Lite end up with...
I dunno. I kind of like having Lite not 'ending' up with anyone. His relationships are more real that way (given his age), and I don't know that his character would really gain anything from a long term relationship.
> "If that's all you believe you are -- a character in
> someone else's story -- then that's all you'll ever be,"
That one's totally going as my Facebook status.
> "Hec..." Penelope began, then stopped. "Do YOU
> ever feel 'just a little bit tingly' when using your
> "Well," I said, "maybe just a little. But only..."
> "Yeah," I said. "Spoiler alert: Most of them are not
> going to be working in the industry once 'Beige Midnight'
> is over."
That's a lot of people unemployed in the next few days.
> "You and Easily-Discovered Man were different,"
> she said. "Instead of fighting us, you helped us. You
> didn't act like a hero -- you just thought and felt and
> did things like an ordinary guy. And that was what made
> you special."
I think this is true for a lot of the best heroes in fiction, whether they're from comedy or drama. It's nice to see Lite get a little recognition in-universe.
> I stared at Penelope, wondering how it was that super-
> villains, thugs, ghouls and robots never seemed to get the
> drop on me, but women always did.
Story of my life.
> "You," she continued, "are an ordinary teenage boy.
> Nothing more, nothing less."
> "You probably say that to everyone you catch staring
> at you during sweater season."
> "True," she said. "But it's important -- literally
> matter of life and death -- that you understand that's what
> you are, Hector, and that being just an ordinary guy is
> all you'll ever need to be. Because one of these days
> you're going to find yourself up against something you can't
> punch, or kick, or joke your way out of. And when that
> happens, the super-hero in you is going to freeze.
> "But the ordinary guy is going to kick some ass,"
> she added. "If you let him."
Did the LNH tumblr need more quotes, because I'd like to volunteer this. Go Lite, you good thing!
> I arrived in Net.ropolis with a powerful ache in my
> neck -- the result of fourteen hours on the bus in a series
> of unfortunate positions -- and a firm resolve to make
> something better of myself, to take things just a little
> more seriously and behave, for once, as an adult.
Hopefully just for the one time, though.
I always love it when a new EDM comes out. It was one of the first series I started reading on RACC, and it's nice to see it still going strong.
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