LNH: Hungry, Hungry Sabertooths! #6pi III: "The Search for Plot"

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Mon Oct 26 18:04:33 PDT 2020

On 2020-10-26 09:28, Jeanne Morningstar wrote:

> "I'm undergoing important character development in my own series, you 
> know. [see Liminals #4 to... 10 probably????] You can't pull me out of 
> it willy-nilly."
> "Sure I can, silly," said Chaos Theory. They patted MPL on the shoulder. 
> "It's good character development, and trust me--it'll be rough in parts, 
> but you'll be a lot cuter when you come out the other side. But right 
> now, I need your help to pull this weird story together. It's gone off 
> in a ton of directions."
> "If *you're* the one trying to repair things, they must be bad."

Especially since *Psychovant* has tried - and given up.

> Masterplan Lad nodded. "Then again, LNH has been a major source of 
> happiness in their life right now, which is why they've been writing 
> such an absolutely ridiculous amount of it, along with your Writer. I 
> know that LNH was a major part of how they came to terms with their 
> gender and sexuality, and developed some of their most significant 
> relationships, and that helped them to reexamine their understanding of 
> the world. So LNH did have an impact on the Real World, however small."
> "Yeah," said Chaos Theory, "I guess you're right."

You're right about the joy of LNH too.  (Though my gender and sexuality 
- or lack thereof - mostly predates the Usenet.  It is what it is.)

> "I've put a lot of thought into the question of what stories are exactly 
> for, for obvious reasons. In the ancient days of life on Earth, when the 
> sabertooths roamed--but not the dinosaurs, just to be clear--when people 
> huddled together around the fire in the winter nights, they told 
> stories. From their fears, desires and ways of life, they invented gods 
> and heroes. They did it to bind themselves together, to imagine 
> something beyond the fear they faced. In many ways they haven't changed. 
> I don't know that art can save the world, but it can remind us of 
> something true--whether it's hopeful, or painful, or silly, or er, 
> erotic, or all those things--and that's something we need. It can give 
> us a place to stand, a hand to help us out of the pit, or a brick to 
> throw, as need be. A small flame for the cold of winter's night."

I also consider religion to be stories.  People have said, the Christian 
Bible is just one big story series.  Good enough for me.

-- (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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