LNH: Hungry, Hungrey Sabertooths! #10: Plot Chopped and Screwed
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Sun Oct 18 20:44:09 PDT 2020
HUNGRY, HUNGRY SABERTOOTHS!
#10: "Plot Chopped and Screwed"
A very short tale of Classic LNH continuity, by Jeanne Morningstar
Masterplan Lad wiped his forehead as he examined the LNH timeline and
the tangled threads of narrative that wound around him. There was a
crossover going on, and he was the one who had to make sure it made
sense. In grand cosmic terms, this responsibility fell to Editing of the
Finishless, but ey preferred not to manifest directly whenever possible,
delegating responsibility to various emissaries and heralds, including
the Knights Temporal, Masterplan Lad's old order, before it was destroyed.
Normally, Masterplan Lad would have the aid of Captain Continuity, who
was used to crossover duty. But Captain Continuity had gone back into
the past to reconcile a discrepancy between contradictory stories about
how the dinosaurs died.
The sheer number of plot threads and side stories meant that the
structure of the crossover was already under strain. For example, this
issue clearly took place during Liminals #4, when Masterplan Lad was
checking the LNH Timeline, and that issue took place shortly before the
end of issue 8, which meant that Issue 10 most likely took place before
issue 9. This also meant he had to balance his role in the "Core LNH"
portion of this storyline this storyline with his role in his home
series, where he was undergoing significant plot and character development.
The real problem, though, would be if the narrative complicated so much
and moved so quickly that the Writers forgot which character was in
which plot thread, which would mean that someone could end up being in
two places at once. This would be Very Bad, for any number of reasons.
In the swank headquarters of the West Coast Brotherhood, Plotchopper
sharpened his axe and prepared to join the battle.
And in the abandoned shopping hall headquarters of the East Coast
Brotherhood, Plotchopper sharpened his axe and prepared to join the battle.
Putting Plotchopper in the East Coast Brotherhood when he'd already been
in the West was probably the biggest plot error I ever made, but it fit
the character weirdly well. So here we are.
Masterplan Lad: Jeanne Morningstar
Captain Continuity: Mystic Mongoose
Plotchopper: Jeff "Drizzt" Barnes
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