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

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Sat May 3 17:07:12 PDT 2014

On Sat, 3 May 2014 06:30:50 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> On 5/2/2014 9:34 PM, Andrew Perron wrote:
>> It seems like an entirely overblown argument, and I don't think it's
>> supposed to be."
> gee, Kid Review, I accept all your critique on the argument, but I got 
> the impression it *was* meant to be overblown.  Like a reaction against 
> the "You Will Create Your Own Enemies!" trope.

Hmmmmmmm! That's a possibility. If so, it didn't quite come through for me?

>> But the ending just feels
>> like it's setting up a permanent conflict that doesn't get resolved
>> because one of the participants doesn't do the obvious thing."
> Ain't it great when Our Heroes don't do the obvious thing, though?

As long as they don't do the frustrating thing instead.

> And it's about time someone *didn't* make Athena a kindly big-breasted 
> golden-haired babe in magic armor.  I had fun making Ares go native too. 
>   Now *that's* a War God I'd be proud to retcon into my fiction. 

Yeah! "RevolutionARES" might have been my favorite moment overall.

> But I'm more than ready to return to fun zippy six-panel weekly web 
> comics.  My own recent experiments with Free Powernaut Comic Day 2014 
> indicate, even *that* kind of comic can make people's eyes glaze over if 
> they are challenged to read more than one strip at a time.  I sense that 
> Powernaut 1912 was more esoterica than crowd-pleaser.

I think it's one of those ones that people will consider one of your

>> "ROKA has had several callbacks to Saviors of the Net already; most
>> notably, Jesse Cashew. In SotN, he was the Ultimate Savior, the man who
>> ultimately saved the world from the Mechanical Author. Here, however,
>> he's just a kid - a kid who found the severed head of Satan himself!"
> I did not know this old history of the character.  I merely enjoyed 
> Jesse Cashew for his part in *this* story.  And I got Arthur a fan when 
> one of my friends on Facebook said, "Everything's cooler in a bottle" - 
> and Arthur had just put the severed head of Satan in one.  8{D>

Awesome. XD And if you want to check out older LNH, Saviors of the Net is a
classic story that gets an honest-to-goodness ending.

>> "But there is a similarity - both of them made a dark deal, to become
>> someone admired by all. What does this mean? Will history repeat? And
>> what does Max Ruetra, lately trapped in a body controlled by Rippy Offy
>> the living webcomic, have to with it?"
> Never mind history *repeating*.  I'm more excited that this story might 
> go *anywhere*.

ROKA keeps surprising me with the directions Arthur is willing to go.
Things that seemed like obvious setups twist and diverge in amazing ways.

> I think that's a general rule for any fiction series.  My most popular 
> Powernaut strips were in 2011, when that strip *could* go anywhere. 
> Ever since then, we all know how it ends.  Sadly, I'm stuck with that - 
> at least for now.  The premise of Powernaut comics *was* to explore the 
> past.  But I do have plans for a 2012+ comic.  I wonder if I have to 
> accelerate those...?

Why stop there? Powernaut 2054!

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, twenty-exty-six

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