SW10/REVIEW: Catalog of Earths, 2014 Update #2 of 5: RACC and LNH

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Thu Dec 25 14:54:14 PST 2014

UNIVERSE:  RACC Offshoots (RACCies)

- Type:  Superhuman

- Chronicler(s):  Scott Eiler and Andrew Perron

- Chronicler's Web Site:  none

- Activity:  RACCies are annual in April or May

- Relevance:  Minimal, unchanged since last year.  There was an incident 
at the RACCies ceremony, but omniversal travelers other than ourselves 
dealt with it.

- Threat Analysis:  Minimal, unchanged from last year.

- Critique:  (provided privately due to Council security designation)

- Hyper-Piper's Comments:  Oh, please.  How many more years can this 
ceremony be disrupted before people learn to avoid that?  Perhaps 
they'll finally get effective security next year.  Of course, from what 
I know of you 3-D beings, it might just be security theatre.  They might 
even cancel the ceremony as soon as some tinpot dictator hires some 
hackers to blackmail the Writers.  Perhaps they should just mail out the 


UNIVERSE(s):  Legion of Net.Heroes (LNH, LNH20, and LNHY)

- Type:  Superhuman

- Chronicler(s):  most of the membership of RACC

- Chronicler's Web Site:  http://www.lnhq.info/

- Activity:  about twice a month

- Relevance:  Major.  These universes interact with each other, and so 
are assessed together.  Two of them have already interacted with the 
Council, though admittedly we made First Contact.

- Threat Analysis:  As for last year, these universes are like a herd of 
rhinos.  This year, the rhinos are showing jerks of activity.  The main 
story of LNH20 made two episodes' worth of progress, and one "Looniverse 
Y" saw some action.  The main universe finally disposed of the Dorfian 
menace and encountered a Split-The-Omniverse threat.  We sent Psychovant 
to investigate - but he got bounced back to Turkworld!  Perhaps it is 
best you send no more envoys - but if you *do* send one, you might 
select a less obnoxious one this time.

- Critique:  The LNH writers admit an inability to finish the large 
multi-writer epics - but one got finished this year.  More importantly, 
it's still the go-to imprint for most writers in RACC.   They do their 
best work in these stories.  It's been noted, the LNH will always survive.

- Hyper-Piper's Comments:  Some things simply are what they are, and 
comments add nothing.  It would be like dancing about architecture... 
The LNH is one of those things.


UNIVERSE:  Legion of Net.Heroes (LNH) Offshoots, particularly Dynamite 

- Type:  Superhuman

- Chronicler(s):  mostly Andrew Perron

- Chronicler's Web Site:  http://www.lnhq.info/

- Activity:  weekly for short bursts

- Relevance:  May interact with the Council.

- Threat Analysis:  Major.  This Writer is making a serious effort to 
make money from his favorite LNH creation, one Kid Enthusiatic - and 
he's giving out free samples.  This incarnation of the hero(ine) has 
enthusiasm plus a power object of omniversal proportions.  She has the 
power to come to our Council, and the attitude to oppose it.

- Critique:  One doubts one *can* make money from fiction, barring a 
miracle.  We believe your Powernaut might be up to $12 in advertising 
revenue, but his advertisers reserve the right to withhold payment for 
anything less than $100...  Still, it is impressive to see enthusiasm as 
a battle tactic.  This story line is as worthy as any.

- Hyper-Piper's Comments:  Ah, a young heroine is wielding fundamental 
forces of reality.  I'm tempted to collect her.

--- Next:  PART 3:  The Web Comics ---

Author's Note:  I first prepared these reviews about two months ago.  A 
funny thing happened since I first wrote the LNH review...  The LNH got 
healthy!  Andrew P has done an admirable job of keeping it on life 
support long enough for its other friends to come visit for the End of Year.

(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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