LNH: The Core LNH #5.0: "Basic Politeness Gone Mad!" Part 8

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Sun Mar 22 22:31:51 PDT 2020

On 2020-03-19 15:37, Drew Perron wrote:

>     "WikiBoy, you are... BLACKBIRD, the Lurking-based clone of 
> Non-Binary, who got swept under the rug in favor of them due to 
> editorial interference!"
>     And suddenly, Non-Binary's cosmic senses were overwhelmed by a flash 
> of darkness, a curling, avian shape rising from the moon's surface. They 
> could feel it, as Blackbird channeled the frustration of all of the 
> characters out there who were well-written and well-characterized but 
> unappreciated, considered second fiddles to older characters with more 
> name recognition - frustration as powerful as the naked rage of Non-Binary!
>     Non-Binary roared in the vacuum and lifted into the sky. Blackbird 
> flew up to meet them, and there was a thunderous unsound as their 
> conflicting energies met above the silver sea of dust.
>     And in that thunderous unsound was a voice: Hey. I'm listening.
>     Blackbird responded in a gout of Flame: GO AWAY. GET GO STOP GO AWAY 

I'm not quite sure who's saying what here.  Isn't WikiBoy supposed to be 
the voice of reason in this concentration?

That said, once I assumed that, I enjoyed this story.

-- (signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> ------ http://www.eilertech.com/ -------

The soldiers presented a pathetic but inspiring spectacle. The
hospitals were crowded with sick and wounded; the walls were
gradually crumbling under incessant shell fire, yet that garrison
of heroes remained undaunted.

It was as Buck said, "just as if they had been Americans."

- from "The Airship Boys in the Great War", De Lysle F. Cass, 1915.
Coming soon to Project Gutenberg.  gutenberg.org

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