LNH20: Post-Metal Doomcore #1 [corrected]
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Mon Jan 24 09:04:53 PST 2022
On 1/24/22 10:43 AM, Jeanne Morningstar wrote:
> Netropolis. Once upon a time, less long ago than it seems, there were heroes here.
> The last few years were a grand battle between good and evil. The good guys won,
> but they're gone now. Nothing actually changed, or at least, not for the better.
> We're still doing our jobs and going in to work every day, but now we have to
> deal with all these monsters too. We're till trying to get on with the bare
> minimum of our lives while knowing any minute they could end.
Well jesus. X3 We just got done with one pandemic metaphor!! (technically we are
not done yet, don't @ me)
> "What's it going to be today, Emily?" I asked myself, fiddling with my
> old-school lesbian rat-tail as I look in the mirror. "Am I going to go outside
> and deal with the monsters, or stay inside and deal with the depression?"
You know, I was thinking. X3
> I look at the books and tarot decks piled up by the mirror, the little Ultraman
> aliens sitting on top of them, and the little cars that I keep around for
> giantess fetish videos, which is where most of my money comes from these days.
Well that's cute.
> make weird fetish videos for the internet, which is a side hustle for being a
> tarot reader, which is a side hustle for grad school.
Oh god, I'm so sorry. X3
> I study the history of Netropolis through the lens of architecture. I don't
> always like living here, but my life is so tied up with this place that I can't
> imagine living anywhere else.
> All cities have a life of their own, but Netropolis is something else. People
> have noticed how the buildings tend to slowly grow back after a disaster, or
> change themselves when no one is looking.
Yesssss I love Netropolis :D :D :D
> The problem with being inside is that I'm stuck alone with my thoughts, and
> they're bastards. I'd had enough of them.
> I decided that today I had to go outside.
> My plan was to go to the grocery to stock up on fresh vegetables and then stop
> by the library to get the last volume of Immortal Marvel Zombie Lad.
> Grocery shopping went as usual. I handed my stuff off to the cashier and we both
> blinked and sort of barely acknowledged each other's existence.
At first I read this as "we blinked in and out of existence" which wouldn't be
out of place in this story I feel. X3
> What I saw was a horse whose skin seemed to be made out of bone-white chitin. A
> horn protruded out of its head, and two fangs from its mouth. A vampire unicorn.
> A vampiricorn. Or something. And it looked hungry.
oh my god X3;;;
> My ex-Catholic ass was not carrying around any crucifixes,
> holy water or anything else you'd kill a vampire with. Would that even work on
> an unicorn?
> A yellow taxi cab roared up to the curb. "Get in the car!" someone shouted at
> me, and under the circumstances I wasn't going to say no.
I just hope it's not a MEGA.
> Sitting at the wheel was a
> gorgeous woman--yes, I was thinking about that even as a monster was trying to
> eat me--
You know, relatable
> "I'm Jessica Hernandez, the world's greatest cab driver! From Ultimate Mercenary
> v20 #5! Remember me?"
...oh my GOD X3 Well clearly I do!!
> The taxi robot's arms ripped the monster in half. Its flourescent pink blood
> splattered over the streets.
Jesus. D: Well I guess that fits with the sword-and-sorcery tone0
> "Eh, it's a living." She pressed a button and the robot ka-chunk-whrred back to
> a taxi cab, and we drove home while Little Busters played on.
Hell yeah \m/
> I had planned on actually being productive today, but no dice. Still, at least I
> could go home, sit down and relax, be alone for a while now that I could really
> appreciate it...
> I opened the door and there were four anime girls sitting on my couch, eating
> pizza. I blink, close the door, open it again, rub my eyes to make sure.
eeeeheeheeheehee X3 <3 <3 <3
> "OK so, uh, is this a dream or what?"
> "That's an interesting philosophical question," said elven woman. "I'll admit
> the concept of reality doesn't seem to be very solid to me lately."
> "A monster? Where?" said the demon girl.
> "I'm afraid she's dead now."
> "Fuck and damn."
This is so weird, I love it. X3
> Notes: Still pretty exhausted with work and the effort of finishing THGJE, I
> wanted to write something that would take less effort to write and read, and
> keep the LNH20 fires stoked.
Drew "will have to write another one, unless someone else gets to it first" Nilium
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