LNH/LUNA: The Liminals #8: Motivationquest part 3: Guilty Feet Ain't Got No Rhythm [1/2]
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Mon Dec 14 21:08:13 PST 2020
On 12/14/20 4:15 PM, Jeanne Morningstar wrote:
> THE LIMINALS
> #8: "Motivationquest part 3: Guilty Feet Ain't Got No Rhythm"
> A boss fight by Jeanne Morningstar
> Masterplan Lad, guardian of the narrative; Victoria Arden--Forsaken Lass,
> survivor of Limbo; Alice Ashdown--Net.Access, champion of crossovers; and Manga
> Girl--Sakura Mangas, synthetic senshi of creativity! They are four young
> net.heroes who fight to understand themselves and the worlds they inhabit,
> moving between the heroism of the LNH and the uncanny strangeness of the
> Lunaverse--the Liminals!
I love this opener so much
> Masterplan Lad took a deep breath. He remembered the "54321 "exercise, a classic
> meditation exercise to clear his mind and reground himself in his body he'd
> learned from the Knights Temporal and discussed in therapy. You thought of five
> things you could see, four you could touch, three you could hear, two you could
> smell, and one you could taste.
> He looked around and saw:
> 1. The burning bodies of the damned
> 2. Demons rejoicing and torturing the damned
> 3. Giant skulls and bones of unspeakably ancient beings that were scattered around
> 4. Creatures that it was hard to even describe what they were
> 5. A man who was half-buried head-down in the ground who had, for some reason,
> sheet music tattooed on his posterior
> The scenery wasn't helping his anxiety very much.
God I love this sequence so much. X3
> This wasn't making him feel any better at all, he had to admit. He thought about
> the sense of taste. All he could taste was ash on his lips. But he remembered
> his therapist told him that if there was nothing he was tasting, he could think
> about other things he'd tasted before. So he thought of:
> 1. The taste of Maria's lipstick.
> That made him feel a little bit better.
> "Yeah, it's a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't wanna live here," said Maria.
That's the trenchcoater-est thing.
> He pointed to something else coming their way: a shoe-shaped shadow. The shadow
> was being cast by a shoe wearing a red cape, with small horns jutting out of its
> tongue (the shoe part, not the actual tongue). "The March of Mephisto" by
> Kamelot was playing somewhere in the background (where it was coming from was
> not clear, possibly from the level of Hell above this, Loud Music Hell).
Love it, love it. X3
> The Shoe Devil chuckled, ignoring her. "Hello again, Maria."
> "Boy," said Maria, "I sure do end up in Hell a lot.
> "Are you sure you want to fight me?" said the Shoe Devil. "Your Writer has been
> responsible for so much pain and frustration in your lives. You can probably do
> without them."
> "Hey, don't talk about me like I'm not there!" said Jeanne.
> "Yeah, you can skip the temptation speech," said Maria. "I already made that
> mistake once. You have nothing to offer me I could possibly want."
> "Nothing?" said the Shoe Devil.
> It was the soul of a dissolute, worn-down-looking middle aged man, screaming and
> twisting in the flames. This was the Anonymous Trenchcoater.
DUN DUN DUNNNNN...
> "I'm thinking," she said. She turned to the Shoe Devil. "All right. I'll make
> the deal."
> Instead of a pen, she took out a small glass flask of water and threw it right
> in the Shoe Devil's face. The Shoelike Satan screamed as flames flared up around
> him. "I had a feeling I'd be dealing with you again, Calceus. So I came
> prepared. That's holy water prepared by the Discalced Carmelites. Your favorite."
> "Yeah, I was never gonna betray them," said Maria. "Not if you went after Vic.
> Or even my Writer. See, I'd sell my grandmother for a candy bar--as long as it's
> good candy bar--but I'll never let anyone hurt another trans girl on my watch."
FUCK YEAH! LOVE IT! :D
> "Yeah, well. You talk a good game, but you should be vulnerable now that that
> holy water cast a poison-type debuff on you," said Maria.
Heck yeah. :D
> Net.Access, Forsaken Lass and Manga Girl smashed away the Shoe Devil while
> Masterplan Lad and Maria stood on the sidelines, healing their comrades and
> casting debuffs on the Shoe Devil. They seemed to make very little dent on the
> demon lord, who laughed mockingly.
Curse you, toku trope of a character of a higher power level no-selling
characters of lower power levels no matter how fearsome they've been in the past!
> Jeanne pulled their chainsword out of... somewhere and pressed the button on the
> side. The Spawn-esque magical girl costume flowed in around them. "CRY FOR THE
> MOON!" they shouted as they swung their sword at the Shoe Devil.
Heeheehee <3 <3 <3
> Alice took a step back as Jeanne charged in. Flames burst out all around them.
> She looked the ostrich, who was warily surveying the battle, in the eye."Look,"
> said Alice to the ostrich. "I know we don't trust each other yet. But right now,
> your help."
> The ostrich chirped affirmatively.
Love it. <3
> She shifted into Transformer form, and Fastball Specialed the ostrich right at
> the Shoe Devil.
> The Shoe Devil began to glow, charging itself up, and slammed down directly onto
> Jeanne, tossing the others aside, stamping up and down on them repeatedly,
> grinding them into nothing...
Wow jeez :o I can't wait to see how-- oh there's a second part
Drew "very good feelsy" Nilium
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