LNH: Flame Wars Final: First Phase #2

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Mon May 6 18:41:28 PDT 2013

On 5/6/2013 4:51 PM, Andrew Perron wrote:
> Literary Impossible and Prehistoric Productions present...
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> Casey von Aluminumfoil looked across Net.ropolis. The skyscrapers were
> asleep.
> The sky was a dizzying profusion of stars, and he couldn't look into
> its eyes. He walked among prone humans, who ate the lotus of boredom.
> The heartbeat of time was soft and closed.
> None could walk, and therefore he did; it would only drive him where he
> was. But a light walked before him. It spun, and its sharp honey gleam
> washed him of delusion. As it lifted the sleepers, he knew why and when
> and what and where it was...
> -F-W-F------------------------------------------------------------F-W-F-
> The mysterious new Irony Man walked through the Legion dorms toward the
> cafeteria. There, a pancake-and-bacon cheesecake would be acquired.
> Look, even shadowy cryptic characters gotta eat.
> Suddenly, Casey von Aluminumfoil stumbled out and grabbed onto Irony
> Man's arm. "Sincerity is coming!"
> Irony Man stiffened and grabbed his arms. "What did you--"
> "Er, hang on a sec." Casey slipped out and slipped out and ducked into
> the bathroom. A release, a flush and a handwashing later, he slid back
> between the metal hands. "Continue!"
> "What did you say!?"
> He put a hand to his temple. "I don't know... I had a dream? I think?
> And my powers kicked in... a vision of her..."
> "Her?" Irony Man practically shook him apart before letting go. "Her
> who!?"
> Casey shook the cobwebs out of his head. "She was called... The Messiah
> of Sincerity."
> Irony Man looked down at him, then turned away, speaking in a soft,
> consciously steady voice. "I'm assembling a Tsk Force. You're on it. Be
> ready in fifteen."
> "Uhh... okay, but I should probably take a shower..."
> "Twenty, then." Irony Man strode off down the hallway with measured
> haste.
> Casey sighed. Fall asleep watching movies with Bad Judgment Boy *once*
> and you woke up shanghaied into something, mumble grumble... He
> groggily grumped off.

Tsk tsk, he's usually such a polite young man.  Perhaps he needs his rest.

> "Well, yeah," said Obnoxious Ame.rec.a Boy. "What are we doing? Where
> are we going? By the golden needle of Betty Ross, what's our mission!?"
> And Irony Man looked down at them. "To find out which one of you--

da da DUNN!

> Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, posting this early because I need to go
> somewhere tonight.

what, you're going to do a daily story, then turn around and slam out a 
High Concept Challenge story by the 14th, er, 21st?  You *have* taken a 
Vow of Action!

(signed) Scott Eiler, who's going on vacation instead.  8{D>

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