LNH: Hungry, Hungry Sabertooths! #7.5 (or 2pi+1?): "The Cosmic Confusion Clusterfight"
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Fri Oct 16 14:36:24 PDT 2020
On 10/16/20 5:12 PM, Jeanne Morningstar wrote:
> HUNGRY, HUNGRY SABERTOOTHS!
> #7.5: "The Cosmic Confusion Clusterfight"
> A Classic LNH tale of clarifications and conniptions, by Jeanne Morningstar
> "Why are we recapping the plot?" said Simplicity. "There's no one reading this
> who hasn't read the previous issues!"
> "Look," said Jeanne, retracting their demonic chainsword symbiote
It's a symbiote! <3.<3
> and returning
> to their regular form, "this cascade has a huge number of plot threads, and
> Simplicity, if you kill me now, those plot threads will still be unfinished and
> the whole thing will still be incredibly complicated.
Believe me, Simplicity, we've *all* seen how this goes.
> "And you--" they said, turning to Dr. Dreaded Deadline Doom--"I can't finish
> anything if you're pressuring me. We've been over this.
> "Well, for one thing 90s Comics Kid--that's the correct form of their name--was
> supposed to be nonbinary.
YES :3 :3 :3
> I didn't have a way to fit this into that issue, but they also have a
> morally-ambiguous counterpart called Theater Kid who comes from a similar
> timeline, except the only surviving comics were early 90s Vertigo comics."
> "No!" said Simplicity. "No more alternate timeline counterparts!"
> "Second, I didn't consciously realize this until, again, the
> moment after I posted the issue, but the reason the contingency plan Ultimate
> Ninja set up exists was so that the LNH could avoid a repeat of Infinite April.
> You know, when UN left and the entire thing just went down the tubes."
> "Fair." Simplicity nodded. "This is the kind of storyline connection that
> actually simplifies things."
Yes, exactly! :D
> "No! No more sleep! First you must--finish the story!" declaimed Dr. Dreaded
> Deadline Doom.
> "OK, fine," said Jeanne. They sat back down and opened their laptop. They put
> their fingers on the keyboard and rehearsed the words they'd write. Nothing
> They stretched out. They rehearsed the words in their head again and worked up
> the resolution to write them.
> Nothing happened.
This is *definitely* what happens when I'm pressuring myself to write.
> "There's something in here!" said Simplicity. He reached out for his flaming sword.
> "This must be the work of an enemy stand!" said Jeanne.
> It was a presence that had been haunting them for a long time: Ennui of the
> Finishless, twin sibling of Enthusiasm.
:D :D :D YES! Goodgoodgood
> Jeanne began to wrack their brains to figure out a clever strategy using the
> combined powers of everyone in the room to defeat Ennui.
> "Begone sibling!" said a quiet yet resonant voice. "I must speak with these three."
> Or a blatant deus ex machina, that could work too.
> This could only be Editing, also of the Finishless, the being
> whose thankless task it was to stitch together an universe that ran on
> spur-of-the-moment creative inspiration into something vaguely resembling
Oh, big mood
> "Now," said Editing, "this Writer is correct--"
> "Hell yeah I am!" said Jeanne. Editing glared at them and they were silent.
> "It'll take a lot more than that to get rid of me," said Simplicity, brandishing
> his sword.
> "What are you even doing here?" said Editing. "By traveling into this layer of
> reality, did you not complicate the plot--breaking your own essential purpose."
> Simplicity frowned (a somewhat hard thing to do without a face) and shook his
> fist. "Damn it! OK, fine."
> Of course. There was a faction on the board which shared his goals, which he
> would grant a portion of his power.
NICE! :D That really does tie things together.
> Ennui was originally Drew's idea, hinted at in the Letters Page storyline of Kid
> Review. The Finishless were created by Scav and the LNHRWASTDWTDNELF by Arthur.
> Everything else in this issue was mine.
Drew "The Finishless, I love it so" Nilium
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