SW10/WWW: Powernaut 2005 #5: Party 'til the World Obeys!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Jul 5 10:50:14 PDT 2013

The first Free Powernaut Comic Day was in May 2013. It featured the four 
strips of Powernaut 2005 - which promised this sequel. As a result, 
*hundreds* of people could well be expecting the Party 'til the World 
Obeys. The series has been plotted for about a year now. The time has 
come to publish!


We join this story already in progress! The Powernaut was inserted into 
an existing plot line in 2005, and I've chosen not to slog through the 
whole thing. I've tried to have the in-story characters provide 
commentary to explain what I've skipped.  Might as well start now!


Bonus Section:  Commentary from Vince Cortez!  What's Been Happening?

(All the links here can be found under
http://www.eilertech.com/stories/2005/ .  The web comic has this same 
commentary, plus working links.)

Hi, everyone! I'm Vince Cortez. I referred to the previous Powernauts in 
my own web log, which I named after them. (ref:  Powernaut the Web Log, 
powernaut.htm)  I am so excited that there's a new Powernaut now.  I 
felt so honored when his publishers asked me to *appear* in the first 
episodes of his 2005 comic strip. Now I'm glad to give commentary.

I work with the FERG, the Freedom Engineering Research Group. We've been 
involved in some national crises, for instance the Reduction of Nappanee 
this May. We published an account of that crisis, with a summary of 
superhuman affairs. (ref:  fergletter_may.htm)  We've kept track since 
then, so we can give world updates up to August.

Karl Scribner worked with us back in May. Now he works with the 
Powernaut. He'd lost track of me for a while, while I took a leave of 
absence. But I'm back, and I'm honored to collaborate with Karl again.

The previous Powernaut 2005 strip mentioned how the Space Jellyfish had 
taken over Earth. This happened during a severe and ongoing reality 
shift. (ref: humans.htm)  Before the shift, in the United States we had 
Ms. President Rodham. Now, we have Mr. President Bush Jr.

The Jellyfish seem to be benign. Apparently they've dealt with reality 
shifts before. They're not part of an alien invasion; it's just a few of 
them on our planet.

As for the superhumans, Karl put it best: "Brawny heroes and buxom 
heroines are probably fighting to reverse this 20-year-record-size 
reality shift." The Powernaut has his own records of this stuff, 
alongside legendary extra-universal characters such as Superman and 
Thanos. The rest of us *don't* have those records. So the people who 
publish the Powernaut's comic strip have skipped those accounts, and I 
don't blame them.

The current strip mentions the Powernaut's recent trip to Chicago. (ref: 
  powerpatrol1.htm) An infestation of stone men arose then, throughout 
the metro area.  He actually saved the Hurrier from them, at a theater 
on the outskirts. No one is quite sure where the stone men came from 
yet; they could just be a side effect of the reality shift. They look 
like the 1990s mercenary Rock Pile Jim, who was a human transformed into 
a rock-like body.

I'm familiar with the ghost research the Powernaut mentioned. Private 
enterprise started it, the Government tried to acquire it, and I helped 
disrupt it.  (ref:  fergletter_may.htm)  Now they're rebuilding. They 
say they need to monitor the feelings of dead people after terror 
attacks such as the Reduction of Nappanee.  Uh, fine, but we'll need to 
stop them capturing people like they captured my friend's brother.

The Powernaut reported the American debut of a German adventurer named 
the Hurrier.  Wyatt Ferguson has revealed, the Hurrier publishes his 
diaries. (ref:  pentahedron.htm#hurrier)  Perhaps the Hurrier will make 
himself more known worldwide in future.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

When you *are* the leader... whatever goes wrong... whether you did it
or not... *you* are held responsible. - Barack Obama

I know. - Archie Andrews

- from Archie #617, March 2011, scripted by Alex Simmons.

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