LNH: Beige Midnight #12: 'The Last LNH Story' (3/3)
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Tue Sep 25 20:59:03 PDT 2012
Ideas for Beige Midnight by Saxon Brenton, James Enright, Lalo Martins,
Martin Phipps, Mitchell Crouch, Andrew Perron, Andrew Burton, Scott
Eiler, Tom Russell, Rob Rogers, and Arthur Spitzer...
Thanks to Rob Rogers for his comments in the LNH Authors Group.
Dekay and Diskolor, The Bryttle Brothers created by Todd "Scavenger"
Kogutt, used with permission...
Ultimate Ninja -- wReam
Bad Judgment Boy - Arthur Spitzer
Captain Continuity - Mystic Mongoose
Footnote Girl - Saxon Brenton
Occultism Kid - Josh Geurick
Ultimate Ninja - wReam
Kid Kirby - Jameel Al Khavitz
Catalyst Lass - Elisabeth Riba
Ripping Dancer - Arthur Spitzer
Fearless Leader - Dave Van Domelen
Dr. Stomper - T.M. Neeck
Irony Man - Doug Moran
Impatient Lad - ???
Sarcastic Lad - Saint
wReamhack - wReam
Cannon Fodder - wReam
Cheesecake Eater Lad - Matthew Jotham Millheiser
Frat Boy - uplink
Self-Righteous Preacher - wReam
Multi-Tasking Man - Jeff Coleburn
Fourth Wall Lass - Saxon Brenton
Special Bonding Boy - wReam
Very Disturbed Scary Creature Man - Arthur Spitzer
Writers Block Woman - Jaelle
Mouse - Jaelle
Spelling Boy - Bill Sherman
Grammer Lad - ???
Invisible Incendiary - Steve Hutchinson
Super Apathy Lad - Jacob Lesgold
Kyoko Ishikawa - Ken Schmidt
Front - Arthur Spitzer
It's Over! It's All Over!! Finally!!
Okay. Before I get to the Self-Flagellation about how disappointing
this issue was let me thank some people.
I thank Saxon, Martin, and Rob for actually writing parts for Beige
Midnight. I thank Saxon Brenton, James Enright, Lalo Martins, Martin
Phipps, Mitchell Crouch, Andrew Perron, Andrew Burton, Scott Eiler, Tom
Russell, and Rob Rogers for the various ideas they gave to me while I
was writing this.
And I thank Todd "Scavenger" Kogutt for letting me use the Bryttle Brothers.
And I thank the various people who provided feedback and stuff. And the
And to you the Readers. You're why I write this stuff.
I thank you all.
And now to the Self-Flagellation!
Okay, I know that building up this big conflict between the LNH and the
Bryttle Brothers for 12 issues and then not actually showing the fight
or how the LNH won is a very big let down and I'm sorry for that.
When I first began thinking up ideas for Beige Midnight, I had a
completely different idea for the ending.
Here's what I wrote way back on June 10, 2007 on the LNH Authors Group:
Beige Countdown #12 'The New Triumvirate' -- Irony Man bails Ultimate
Ninja out of jail. They discuss the future leadership. Ultimate
Ninja decides to resign from being leader (but he'll still be an
active member of the LNH. He makes Fearless Leader, Catalyst Lass,
and Irony Man leaders.
Beige Countdown #11
Beige Countdown #10
Beige Countdown #9
Beige Countdown #8
Beige Countdown #7
Beige Countdown #6
Beige Countdown #5
Beige Countdown #4
Beige Countdown #3
Beige Countdown #2
Beige Countdown #1
(February 05, 2008) Beige Countdown #0
(February 12, 2008) Beige Midnight #1
(February 19, 2008) Beige Midnight #2
(February 26, 2008) Beige Midnight #3
(March 04, 2008) Beige Midnight #4
(March 11, 2008) Beige Midnight #5
(March 18, 2008) Beige Midnight #6
(March 25, 2008) Beige Midnight #7 -- I think Hex Luthor should fall
in this issue... (But that's up to Saxon)
(April 01, 2008) Beige Midnight #8 -- I guess this issue will be part
one of the LNH going to Ancient Qwerty to tackle Bart.
(April 08, 2008) Beige Midnight #9 -- 2nd part. LNH finds someway to
defeat Bart. It gets possession of the Ring of Retconn and Insanity
Gauntlet returns to the future with them. It discovers that the
Easily Discovered Bran Mite Legion of Net.Villains now controls all
(April 15, 2008) Beige Midnight #10 'Absolute Power' -- Occultism Kid
and bunch of spellcasters (NTB types, Gothic Gorilla, Dr. Deranged
and anyone else handy) use the Book of Deus ex Machinas to cast a
spell in the LNHQ (probably in the Peril Room). Occultism Kid wears
the Insanity Gauntlet, Ring of Retconn, and Cosmic Plot Device (the
rest of spell casters are there to lend there will to him to prevent
him from being corrupted. During the spell Occultism Kid achieves
great powers that allow him to see the crisis they're facing. He
realizes that as powerful as he is he doesn't have the power to stop
Dekay and Diskolor. He also realizes that Dekay and Diskolor no
longer have any weaknesses and that they will destroy the LNH and
that there is nothing that Occultism Kid can do that will prevent the
LNH from dying.
Occultism Kid tries to thing up a way to stop them from destroying
the Looniverse and comes up with a solution that will involve the LNH
dying but also living.
Using his great powers he splits the current Looniverse into an
Infinity of Looniverses. And he puts Dekay and Diskolor on the
farthest Looniverse away from the Looniverse filled with innocent
bystanders. The Looniverse that has Dekay and Diskolor and all of
the Infinite Looniverse between that one have no sentient life other
than members of the LNH (and only members of the LNH that are over
the age of 18 since probably Occultism Kid doesn't want to sacrifice
the lives of children).
It will be something like this...
Looniverse Zero -- LNH dies battling Dekay and Diskolor. It will
take Dekay and Diskolor 16 years to recover from that battle so they
can get to the next Looniverse.
Looniverse +16 -- This LNH will battle Dekay and Diskolor 16 years in
the future (and most likely die).
Looniverse +32 -- It will take Dekay and Diskolor 32 years to reach
Looniverse Middle of Infinity -- It will take Dekay and Diskolor half
of infinity to reach this Looniverse.
Looniverse Infinity -16 -- It will take Dekay and Diskolor infinity
minus 16 years to reach this Looniverse. This will be the only
Looniverse that Looniverse Infinity will be able to have access too.
Looniverse Infinity -- It will take Dekay and Diskolor and Infinity
of years to reach this Looniverse. This is the Looniverse that will
have all of the LNH, Supervillains, and Innocent Bystanders. They
will have to battle every other LNH Looniverse before they can get to
So this is my way of having a final battle for the LNH without
(April 22, 2008) Beige Midnight #11 'The Week Before the End' -- This
will detail the last week of the LNH of Looniverse Zero. Everyone
knows that they're probably going to die and so they prepare for that
and their last battle. Old LNH'rs return -- like Sardonic Lad and
Pompous Lad return from space.
Maybe I can talk Scav into having Rebel Yell returning (maybe even
write a small part)
Probably a big multi-writer issue.
(April 29, 2008) Beige Midnight #12 'The Last LNH Story' --
This issue will detail the last battle of Looniverse Zero.
I think it will end with Cannon Fodder being the last LNH'r and after
some defiant speech he hits Dekay and Diskolor with a cheesecake. A
Looniverse Destroying Cheesecake.
The last scene I think will have the LNH from Looniverse Infinity
(which basically become the 'Real Looniverse') speculating what might
have happened on Looniverse Zero (they won't know) and they'll be
looking at Looniverse Infinity -16 (the only one they can see) and
they'll wonder what it's going to be like to live a Looniverse where
there are no Supervillains and Innocent Bystanders.
So it will be kind of a depressing ending... but I suppose a happy
ending for all of the Looniverse that will probably be dead by the
time that Dekay and Diskolor reach them...
Well those are my ideas for Beige Midnight at the moment...
So basically the Split Looniverses gave me a clever way of killing off
the LNH without killing off the LNH. And I suppose if I had been a
faster writer (or if the other writers had been more eager to write
stuff) that's probably the ending that would have happened.
But things didn't go that smoothly and a bunch of deadlines were blown
and by October 2008 it was still except for a few issues mostly
unfinished. And it was beginning to look like I'd be writing most of it
And October 2008 was a pretty brutal month for the US economy and like a
lot of other people I was affected by that. Went from working 40 hours
a week to 32 hours with a cut in the paycheck for those slashed hours
(but hey at least I still had a job so it wasn't as bad as it could have
been). It was a pretty bleak month with me worrying about possibly
losing my job and cutting spending so I could get by and some how the
extra day of free time didn't really inspire me to write more (and I
probably started to write less).
Anyway, during that month I did think about the ending for Beige
Midnight and started to think that maybe a bleak Bryttle Brothers
killing every LNH'r wasn't the most LNH way to end the story.
As an ending for a Marvel or DC, it would have probably worked. But I
didn't think it was a good ending for an LNH story. So I decided to go
for a sillier Fourth Wall breaking kind of ending. And perhaps I hoped
that by the time I got to writing Beige Midnight #12 that maybe I'd
think up something better than that. It didn't work out that way.
And so this is the ending you got. The one where no one dies. And I'm
okay with it. I don't think this is the worst thing I've ever written
or even the worst issue of Beige Midnight (I'd give that honor to Beige
So this will probably be my last attempt to do a big epic LNH story
(don't think I have the will to do this type of thing again). So I hope
some of you enjoyed this. I'm glad I managed to finish it.
I still have some more LNH stories left in me (just a lot shorter ones)
so I'll still be posting stuff on RACC.
Oh and hopefully someday all of those missing issues of Beige Countdown
will be posted (although I would completely understand if the various
writers that reserved issues wanted to quit and never think about Beige
Countdown again -- please, you don't have to do them -- I understand.
Really. Although, hopefully Rob will at least post what he has to the
LNH Authors Group (or at least e-mail me them))
Arthur "Love Live the LNH!" Spitzer
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