LNH: Classic LNH Adventures #251: Integrity Quest Part Four
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Mon Jul 25 18:05:13 PDT 2022
All right, you know what, fuck all my weird hangups, I'm just going to engage as
works for me without any guilt. So there. XP
On 7/17/22 5:20 PM, Arthur Spitzer wrote:
> 30 Years of Legion of Net.Heroes (1992-2022)!
> Panta: "Umm, so now what?"
> Lost-Cause Boy: "I don't know.
I like how this part is randomly in chat format. X3
> LCB: "Chill, it's only Cannon Fodder, he'll be back next episode. So,
> anyway, people seem to be experiencing difficulty chracterizing you, and
> I was wondering what exactly you do, Anarky? I mean, I've used
> my incredible abilities plentifully, and Panta, well... is Panta!
> KA: "Well, for starter, it's Kid Anarky. My though process seem to have
> been pretty messed up since I got here, and have been really acting out
> of character since I got here. Weird...
Gosh they got snippy with each other back in the day. X3
> Kid Anarky snapped his fingers and ... BOOM!
> Panta: "What the heck is that?
> LCB: "Well, I'd say it looks a lot like very large letters hanging in mid-
> air from no obvious means of suspension.
Later writers would use big ASCII art letters to signify this sort of thing~
> Panta, bending over "It's all right. It'll be better. It's not such bad
> character development, really. It could be worst." (Bizzarly, the huddled
> ensemble of the LNH at the HQ windows inhale suddenly, wishing they could
> see things from Kid Anarky's viewpoint... Kid Anarky notices he can see
> Panta's belly-button from this angle...)
You know, on the one hand this is a creepy running joke, but, honestly, it's
done in such a light-hearted silly way I can't complain too much.
> Panta sat down on her haunches, leaned over Kid Anarky and
> gave him a good luck kiss on his face.
> The masses of Legion of Net.Heros (tm) at the windows sighed. Kid
> Anarky struggled - the kiss was the lick of a rough cat tongue across his
> nose - it felt like sandpaper. His eyes dropped lower to where her skin
> tight bodysuit sagged across her breasts, revealing... masses of white body
> fur. He sighed as well and straightened his trenchcoat collar.
And I do like how it keeps getting undercut. X3
> Panta turned her head to Lost Cause Boy and perked up her ears. Her
> leopard tail was flicking back and forth in that way that cats have when
> they are thinking.
> Lost Cause Boy put his chin in his hand and thought. The wind sprung
> up from somewhere and ruffled the end of his cloak/tunic/trenchcoat/cape/...
> /whatever his costume was at the second. Panta looked away - the changes
> were making her feel giddy.
> Panta thought about this a moment, and then hugged herself, pushing
> up her firm breasts.
This part is a little weirder, tho. X3
> Lost Cause
> Boy and Kid Anarky watched Panta as she tried to remember where she had
> last seen that horrid face, that sneering expression, that air of I-know
> -what's best-for-you.
Oooooh, nice description.
> A shiny white van pulled to a stop in front of the Legion's steps.
> It had rounded corners, white sidewalls, and the look of a 1940's delivery
> van. The look of a Dick Tracy comic. Big red letters read 'City Pound'.
> The portly man pointed a finger at Panta. "Whose pet is that?"
> "It is in violation of City Regulation R13.454.5, paragraph 7,
> in which all cats must wear a collar and a license." The portly man
> fumbled in his coat and pulled out a leather collar with a bell and
> a license. "Without this, I will need to collect that cat for the City
This is an interesting kind of exaggerated reality, very cartoonish. It's not
really my style, but it definitely seems to be what Hubert liked.
> "Ummm, I'm not sure. I don't have any money on me." he
> explained, inverting the pockets on his coat to demonstrate.
> "It just kinda seemed appropriate and..well, there it was. Seems
> kinda strange to me..."
> "Why does everyone we meet have the look of a Golden Age
> comic?" Kid Anarky suddenly asked. "That reporter, that guy,
> those vehicles..."
> "I don't know," Panta answered. "Why?" Her bell rang softly
> as she turned to enter the Hall of Legion Net.Heroes.
Of course, it's entirely possible that that exaggeration is being used for a
specific point... but I don't think it ever quite landed. X3
Drew "but it's been a while since I read this story" Nilium
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