LNH: Hungry, Hungry Sabertooths! #12: "Cheesy Self-Care Advice"
mrfantastic7 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 07:46:41 PDT 2020
On 10/20/20 2:23 AM, Drew Nilium wrote:
> As he had for the past month, Cheesecake-Eater Lad was working from home.
Well that's relatable.
a>fter he'd teamed up with House Representative
> a-Metal-Suit to convince Congress to move that money into funding
> broadband access instead.
His cosmic wrist bands could generate
> quantities of dairy, shunted straight from the domain of Bessie-18,
> of the Galactose Quadrant, in reward for his services.
I think this was an SCP too.
> Tho he supposed that origin might change once the rest of Retcon Year
> came out.
At that point I think he's operating as a smaller-scale "self made hero"
type and the cosmic wristbands would be something he gets when the LNH
gets bigger and cosmic-er over time. But, having him get that at a
pivotal moment could be a nice dramatic beat. hmmm...
> He spent a lot of the downtime part of his cycle with his
> playing games, watching TV, conversing and/or snuggling; but he also
> spent a
> fair amount of time staying connected to the LNH. Some contacts were more
> professional; he kept up with Fearless Leader and Catalyst Lass on the
> of the LNH and the situation as a whole. Some were more social; he'd been
> trying to reconnect to Parking Karma Kid, wReamhack and Cannon Fodder,
> not to
> bring back the old days, but to find the core of the friends who'd made
> him so
> happy before in who they were now.
This is some Extremely Good relationship building. *makes a note to
emphasize those relationships when they get back to RY*
> But there was one LNHer who, because of her situation, couldn't *really*
> to almost anyone, and that was, in part, his fault and his
> responsibility. So
> he sat down and pulled down his laptop and connected to the Ultimate
> She sighs. "I've
> to organizing the... paper clip collection my uncle apparently had...?"
> Dr. Stomper says this virus was designed by someone. And my ninja
> are telling me... it's not about us. Whoever designed this wasn't
> attack the LNH - it's too broad, too messy." She took a deep breath, and
> presence dropped from her face, replaced by deep weariness. "They're
> using us,
> using everybody who's been infected by the virus, to fight, or get the
> of, a third party." She slammed her fist on the desk. "We're locked
> suffering and we're just *pawns*."
I'd been thinking about how interesting it is now that Ultimate Ninja
and Dr. Killfile had both been replaced by second-generation characters
created by Tom Russell. There's a natural opposition there and there's
some good ground for long-term archenemyship being laid here.
> "Very welcome." He smiled. "The thing is... this isn't the first time
> I've been
> caught between big, opposing forces that didn't care particularly about
> me. Or
> even the fifth."
> Nina nodded, waiting to see where he was going with this.
> "It's always hard, but the secret to getting thru it is just..." Here
> "Taking care of ourselves and taking care of each other."
Aww good. I love the sincerity here and it's very in character for CEL.
>But we can't just wait to be happy, or even just not miserable,
> until then.
> So we have to figure out, as best we can, what'll make us happy *in this
> situation*, and do it. You know?"
> Author's Notes: House Representative Commie-in-a-Metal-Suit is a
> equivalent to the likes of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez - a progressive
> I'm hoping to get more into her backstory later.
Very good. (I feel like there are a lot of political debates about the
effectiveness of what she does in the Morlock-y anarchist continuities
we set up.)
Anyway this was a great issue, very sweet and also set up some nice long
term relationship dynamics, and it's just what I needed to read when I'm
about to get in line to vote. (My state does not allow vote by mail, sigh.)
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