LNH/REVIEW: Kid Review's Roundup - May 2014

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sat Jun 7 12:52:31 PDT 2014

On 6/7/2014 11:31 AM, Andrew Perron wrote:

> The 2013 (20th Annual) RACCies Ceremony
> A RACCies [RACCIES] awards show
> by Scott Eiler
> "This is the second year that Scott's done the awards ceremony. And
> while last year's ceremony at least tipped its hat to the traditional
> McCoskey/Rosen/Brenton/Spitzer/me style of awards, focusing on a behind-
> the-scenes story and commercial skits over awards-giving."

... I *think* I know what you're saying.  The sentence probably says in 
the middle, "This year's doesn't".

> "Which, by the way, is 100% cool. I cite a bunch of other writers up
> there when talking about style, but really, I stretched out the
> awarding-bits more than anyone, and Scott taking the precise opposite
> tack is just what's needed to keep things fresh after twenty freakin'
> years."

I vaguely recall hearing at RACC-Con that people like to skip to the 
awards list anyway.  And I love giving the people what they want.  That 
said...  I might have to mix things up next year.

> "As for the ceremony itself, it has the type of freeform silliness that
> you expect from Scott.

ah, I'm glad that after driving my own story-Earth into an apocalyptic 
ice age I'm still known for silliness.  8{D>

> "Notably, it pays more attention to how the
> RACCies as a Thing would work than most showrunners, who just go with
> the idea that they're the characters, but out of character. But that's
> just doing the Funny in a different way, yaknow?"

That's mostly my inner story-nerd expressing itself.

> Powernaut 1969 #1
> "Time To Read the Professional Journals!"
> A Superhuman World [SW10] miniseries {HCC45}
> by Scott Eiler
> "Naturally everything Powernaut-related is as fun as ever, and I notice
> from looking at the web page that Scott is intentionally trying to vary
> the faces more as compared to Powernaut comics that take place before
> this. Very cool."

Thanks.  That's mostly because I'm trying to emulate an underground 
comics art style on top of my own cartooning style.  Expect weird 
results.  I promise I'll be back to mass-market corporate pap in time 
for the 1976 series, though.  8{D>

> "But the part I find most fascinating is the alt-history idea that the
> Space Race was put aside in favor of the Universe Race. It makes a lot
> of sense - you still had the same tensions and the same desire to prove
> one's country superior in a big, PR-friendly way, so why not reroute
> them into a newly-discovered field of scientific endeavor? I wonder if
> this feeds into the main Superhuman World history, or is another branch
> of fractal time?"

ah, that's a good question.  To some extent, we already know the answer. 
  Powernaut 2005 comics show that someone *dressed up* as a Powernaut to 
raid France in 1941, and someone from the counter-culture *called 
himself* a Powernaut in 1968, but the only Powernaut who's really 
remembered as a superhero was in 1992.  And nobody in 2005 is going 
through teleportals.  There are a lot of stories left to explain how 
that all comes to be, and 1969 is definitely one of those.  Oh, and the 
2005 diagram of Fractal Time maaaay be missing a dimension or two.  8{D>

(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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