LNH: Beige Midnight #12: 'The Last LNH Story' (3/3)

Arthur Spitzer arspitzer at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 27 17:15:21 PDT 2012

On 9/27/12 3:27 PM, EDMLite wrote:
> On Sep 25, 8:59 pm, Arthur Spitzer <arspit... at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> 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.
> I thought the ending you gave us was not only in the spirit of the
> LNH,
> but also in the spirit of Beige Midnight itself.
> That is to say: amid this big, sprawling epic that stomps its way
> across
> all of time and space, it's the small, personal stories -- like the
> relationship between Ripping Dancer and Fearless Leader -- that really
> stood out, and made me want to keep reading.
> 'Beige Midnight' was filled with characters -- like Bart, and Munchkin
> Man, and Mynabird -- who really wanted to be involved in a titanic
> struggle, the kind of thing that Geoff Johns would have spun into
> three or four miniseries at least if this story had taken place in the
> DC universe.  Here, however, those characters ended up looking
> ridiculous even when they succeeded.
> The Writer, meanwhile, ended up creating a series of small, beautiful
> moments amid the chaos of an epic catastrophe -- which is no mean
> feat.
> I think someday that 'Beige Midnight' could well be regarded as the
> first LNH novel.

Thank you!  You're much too kind.

I think though that there are LNH stories like Dave's Constellation 
series that could be counted as a novel.

> Oh, and I really liked the title of the last chapter, and the fact
> that
> rather than being the last story about the LNH, it's the story
> of the last LNH.  Clever, that.
> --Rob Rogers
> --Is looking forward to reading the whole thing again

Just don't read it all in one sitting!

Arthur "Don't want to see anyone die that way!" Spitzer

More information about the racc mailing list