8FOLD/META: So, What's the Deal with Those Numbers?

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 21:02:40 PDT 2014

On 6/16/2014 9:54 PM, Tom Russell wrote:

 > Mostly, this is just me being nerdy, and it also serves the purpose of
 > making RACCie eligibility posts easier to rattle off. I'm going to start
 > standardizing this nifty little feature using the format [8F-xxx], where
 > "xxx" is the Story Number. So, [8F-114] would be our one-hundred-fourteenth
 > publication, [8F-115] the one-hundred-fifteenth, and so on.

Ah! Very cool.

 > These Event Stories are big stories, but they're not Events in the sense
 > that there's going to be a core miniseries with a bunch of tie-ins,
 > preludes, epilogues, etc. It's more that these are going to be stories with
 > several inter-related facets. Like a universe/continuity in miniature, yet
 > still part of the wider Eightfold tapestry.

Ah, like Retcon Hour! <3 *flees*

 > Two such Events will be launching this summer. The shorter of these, and
 > the one closest to a traditional crossover type story in terms of narrative
 > and scope, is VOX DEI, and concerns Gregory Dingham's return. VOX DEI
 > stories will be indicated with a [VD-##].

That jerk doesn't deserve an event >:/

 > Our other Event, THE PULSE WAR, is something more ambitious and sprawling,
 > taking place over a much longer period of time. My anticipation is that THE
 > PULSE WAR project will unfold over the space of not the next few months,
 > but the next few years. PULSE WAR stories will be indicated with a [PW-##].

Interesting. I look forward to playing off of it, even though mainstream comix 
have made me twitchly about events with "war" in the name.

 > Eightfoldians old and new are welcome (but of course not required) to
 > participate and can e-mail ye olde editor for details and brainstorming.

I am def interested.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, def.

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