Author has written 9 stories for Ed, Edd n Eddy, Total Drama series, Hellsing, Homestuck, Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe.
I have written some info on my TV Tropes and Wikipedia pages. This page is going to be for my fan fiction stuff, while I plan on remaking the other two to be more of a typical user page. I have (mostly) already done this with my TV Tropes page. But those two pages aren't completely useless! I have two "Unpublished Works" pages for my fan fics on TV Tropes and a trope page for TZP, and I do have a tiny bit of (very spoilery, but it's mostly SBIG and stuff) information on my Wikipedia sandbox.
Quick note: There seems to be a glitch where viewing this profile under the "permanent name" url will underline everything after the first bullet list. I think this happens with all bullet lists. Or bullet lists with links in them.
Profile update notice: At the second year annaversary of Sweet Jade and Hella John, I decided to look through my entire profile (except the short stories) and give a big change to it so that everything is up to date. I guess this is to show how much I've moved away from SJAHJ, then? And what I write is an indicator of how much of that is true or not? Meh, if anything the annaversary of SJAHJ's ending, July 29th, is more worthy of celebration.
Speaking of plural pages: Quick links to TV Tropes pages (in order of the fic's creation date):General SBIGHecksing Ulumate CrconikalsTotal ZeksmitPlains (And the rest of the series, for future seasons)
Sweet Jade and Hella JohnHousestuck Hurrcain Crconikals496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems (Can't externally link this one for some reason; it's here: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FanFic/FourHundredNinetySixReasons)Carl Stevens Universe
HUC, SJAHJ, and CSU also have their own character sheets. HHC is planned ot have one too at the start of season five, and TZP will have one once its first season is finished. (It's pretty hard to talk about the characters without being tempted to give away their eliminations and plot roles, both of which are things I'd like to keep zip-lipped about.)
I accept criticism as long as the points brought up make sense. Mindless bashing I don't like. Although, if you do bring up something you don't like, chances are I'm well aware of that flaw but never actually get to working on it. (TZP fails with Bridgette and Gwen's characters, can't really find its genre quite yet, and Ezekiel's character seems to fluctuate between calm, planned host and terrible ameatur, for example, and that's of one of my favorite fan fics.) I also plan on critiquing other fan fics through reviews. Mostly ones with glaring flaws.
I used to mainly go through the Total Drama fandom and look around for competitions. Except app stories, yet I'm trying to get into them. Now I just browse around for anything in the event that I may find a story with a premise that catches me in. So far I haven't found too much luck, but it might be because I'm a pretty picky reader.
I don't review often, but I will respond to almost any review to me. Here's a guide:
- The comments to the review will be at the bottom of the most recent chapter (even if the review is directed at an earlier chapter), between the footnotes and the closing AN.
- I will not comment on redundant reviews, even if they are written by different people.
- Bewarned that I could go off topic on my comment, so don't expect a direct response.
This profile is still under construction. One reason being is that I plan on adding sections for every fan fic series I'm working on.
Note to Total Drama writers: (Or maybe, but I hope it doesn't come to this, writers of other fandoms) if you're thinking about making your first competition one where other people submitts their characters, you might want to think again. Not only are these against the site rules (I think), but half of them never go anywhere and I believe that you should practace trying to characterize either canon characters or your own OCs before taking on this concept. I'm not saying I completely discourage the idea, but the sheer ammount of these plus the general quality of most of them (several of them never even get enough apps. Take that as a warning sign) makes me want to put a warning like this out there.
Profile as of 2/2/2,014 (If the "profile updated" says otherwise, it probably just means that I only made a quick update.)
BIG UPDATE: The following update is the ministory itself (posted 9/28/2013) between the lines here:
The camera clicked on to show Ezekiel springing up into view in Zekitunakwa. He flashed a grin to the active camera and gave two thumbs up.
"Okay viewers, Great Pikmin Fan here just got out the third episode of my television show, Total Zeksmit Plains. And I'm happy to say that this series will be continuing -- no wait, better, accelerating -- upwards chapter after chapter to bring even more amazing content! Yep, we're doing this, all Zeksmit, all the time, until the end of the first sea--"
Ezekiel was suddenly knocked to the ground by the powerful force of one's fist hitting him square in the side of his face. He turned, from the tall green grass that you won't be seeing mentioned for quite a while now, and saw none other than Rose Lalonde wearing a simplistic purple dress. Accompanying her was Dave, wearing a red copy of the same dress, and John and Jade, who were curiously offering contrast to the other two by being in their starter outfits.
"Shut up." Rose said before turning to the active camera. "Did that seem mean? Well, good news for you, I won't be like that for much longer, because I have character development on the way." She turned to Ezekiel and gave him a spiting look. "Something you, your staff, and your contestants appear to be lacking entirely.
"To cut to the message at hand, I am Rose from Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals. You might be unfamiliar with my work by factors of both Great Pikmin Fan not giving our story enough love and because he's just an unnoteworthy author in general, but that will be getting an update before the end of 2013 at the absolute latest. Also accompanying it is Gumball Vs Satan but that story is... not worth discussing. In any tangable manner.
"Let me give you a sneak peek of what will happen: Notice how unresponsive John, Jade, and Dave were? How they just let me hit Ezekiel like this was some uninspired comedic anime and I was the role of the big bad tsundere played completely straight? Yeah, that's about to change. Same with our Rainbow Crew uniforms -- well, ours already did, because they were supposed to in the first chapters although Pikmin Fan himself has not editted the description of them. They were going to be colored maid dresses but both before and after that chapter describing them was out he never pictured them as that... Anyway, it's confusing and lacks sense so ignore the details, season 4 of our work is coming soon and it will include the following: Guardians, ancestors, characters being in recurring roles finally, backstories, action, unbearably verbose chapters, and as previously stated, real 'character development.' But enough about HHC, I'll let my subbordinates cover some other works. Let's not turn into Ezekiel over here..."
She turned to him once more as he slowly began crawling away. Rose stretched out and walked to the left off camera, causing her remaining teammates to exchange confused glances. Finally, John stepped foreward.
"Hi?" He said, giving a light wave. "Jade and I are out of uniform because on a 'fourth wall level' this takes place right after the end of the third season, with everyone in their dresses but Jade and I since this is how we look... 'formal' for the jury event. Um, that's out of the way, other works, other works... right! 496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems, or whatever words of that title are supposed to be capitalized (Hey it's not like I'm used to capitalization!), will become the top priority for a little. GPF wants to do things in baby steps just so that things will get done so Total Zeksmit will be put on hiatus from now until something 'new' comes out. Also Total Drama World Tour Rewrite gets reborn! Into something... slower, and then that will go on hiatus too. Oh, and everything in SBIG except my world, GVS, and maybe SBIGlets if he's in the mood is going on a small pause again. So that leaves..." he rubbed the back of his head, "Damn, it's easier to say what's not on break... 496, my story, the one with Gumball, SBIGlets, and anything he calls an 'adventure.' Like Movie Day, or the not out yet Soap, Real Story, Everburn, Homestuck Rewrite, maybe Homeredux, and this 'Crackcest Decathalon' -- I have no idea what that is or why it's named that, the only thing in common they have is that every couple with the same hair color except two get a fan fic pairing them. Total Drama World Tour Rewrite kind of isn't on hold yet, but after only one update it will be."
He turned over to Dave and Jade. "Okay, I think I covered everything. Dave, do you want to tell them something I might have missed while I look for Rose?"
He walked left out of the scene while Dave walked closer to the camera. He put a hand to his chin for a moment before turning to Jade.
"Is four-nine-six the incest one?" He asked her.
"Um, I think all the stories he has about us so far have some incest. Counting the ones where we're not related in that world."
"Even our story?"
"Yes. Roxy's your mom in Homestuck, remember?"
Dave looked at the camera and froze. He put his hands to his head and ran screaming to the left offscreen. Jade akwardly stepped foreward.
"John did forget something. Also not on hiatus is this secret work. I would keep it a secret but," she moved her eyes from side to side, then shrugged. "This author is pretty tallentless, so I'm giving it all away. It's called I-"
"There they are!" Ezekiel's voice cried. Jade (and the camera) turned to see him pointing at her, still lying down. In front of him was Justin and a tall girl with blood red hair and eyes, dressed in a black suit. "That's the gang that beat me up yo!"
Justin turned to the girl. "I'll handle this one. Kathy, you get the other three."
"The other three? Jade asked, seemingly in disbelief. "Honestly do you guys always call groups by how many people are in them? 'You two,' 'those five,' 'you incomming four,' 'the twenty-four.' That sounds really akward."
Ezekiel looked over at Justin, Kathy having already vanished. "GPF'll work on that soon enough." He shrugged. "I guess that's another thing you should announce. Less stupid dialogue. The most important update of all- wait, why am I even talking to you about this, you were an accessory to assault! Justin!"
Justin ran into Jade, tackling her down on her stomach and using a makeshift pair of handcuffs around her wrists. Kathy sped back into the scene in a blur, with John and Rose dragged in each hand and Dave over her shoulder, mumbling "The babies... the freakish babies..."
"Jeez!" John exclaimed, turning to Kathy, "Are you some kind of vampire or something?"
"Sort of. Not the class you're used to."
The camera cut to static.
This is planned to be redrawn as a comic. The comic, as well as this original script, will be posted on my Tumblr account once I get one.
Oh, and I've updated the profile so that Homestuck Rewrite and the Jake/John fic of the Crackcest Decathalon are added. I had thought of them a while ago, it just took some time before I finally put them here.
THE SEQUEL (12/18/2013, even though nothing else was updated on this profile):
"Tell me, Smithy," Rose said while taking steps around him, "For such an egomaniac, how were you not able to find out that I was secretly stocking propane? Or how flammable propane was? Makes for a great escape of that shoddy cardboard maze prison, don't you think?"
Ezekiel struggled from the ropes that wrapped him, shoulders to ankles. "You're just lucky that you got that before the real authorities arrived, eh! So now that ya' got me tied to some train tracks, what do you want?"
"To give you a threat. You see, our story hasn't been updated all year-"
"Same with a lot of GPF's stories. Deal with it."
"-And it hasn't updated for over a year, total. A train will come by this exact spot on midnight of New Year's day unless our story gets a new chapter out, killing you off and ending your show."
Ezekiel stopped struggling. "Oh. Really? That is one slow train."
Rose sneered. "Enough! You got too much love, ever since we came into light. It's obnoxious! What we want in return is for our story to continue. It's at the
position where it's about to finally step out of the shadow of Hecksing or Sweet Jane and Hella Bro or whatever its called and get some development that sets it apart from that crap!"
"Yeah, and I wish my story got to the point where we met some new non-Kathy blood, but we can't always get what we want."
Rose chuckled. "Clearly you are unaware of the full extent of the Rainbow Crew."
She turned to Dave, John, and Jade, the first two holding the door to a barred cage open while the third tossed Bridgette inside, John slamming the door right after. As with before, only Rose and Dave were in the Rainbow Crew uniform. Bridgette stood up, glancing at her other cellmates (most of the other TZP contestants, Justin, Geoff, and Kathy) before turning to the bars and gripping them.
"Okay," Jade said, "That's all of them."
"WAIT!" Dave cried, "What about the goth? The loud girl? The slightly-mean-but-not-as-mean-as-Eva one?"
"Already kicked off and somewhere completely different, we'll take care of them later-"
She was cut off by a large van knocking her over. Steven bolted out of its passenger seat, cheering as he ran to the cage. He stared down John and Dave.
"I'm here! I'm here! Don't worry!"
"Great." Eva said. "we have to be saved by a runt. Whose driving the van, kid, your dad?"
"Actually, no." Fryman's head popped out. "Steven let me drive to make up for how I never got to do anything to get rid of those annoying vampires."
"Hey!" Kathy cried. "Classist!"
Fryman tossed out what looked like a particularly large french fry over at Steven's direction, which he caught and shoved into the lock.
"Pfft." John said, "You're not trying to pick the lock, are you? There's only three things that can open that: The Pumpkin Key for Halloween, the Turkey Key for
His eyes widened once the lock opened, dropping to the floor as Steven proudly held up the fry-shaped key.
"The 'Something New Key'- argh! Shoot, Dave, I TOLD you to look for ANYTHING that looks like an odd-looking key!"
"I asked all of our alternate selves, from stories published or not, and found nothing! I even trailed into the dark depths of the SBIGtermission guys! Sorry John, but-"
He was cut off when Justin kicked the door open and slapped him to the ground, tackling John next.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel was in the middle of yawning when he opened his eyes to see a quick purple blur drop becide him. This blur then spawned a matching whip, that went under his ropes and lifted up, breaking the binds out. Ezekiel got up to get a closer look at his savor.
"Amethyst? Did you dye your hair and gain weight?"
The Crystal Gem look at him in confusion. "No... my hair was always like this at least... wait, do I know you?"
"Yeah, right? My general fame from Total Zeksmit Plains aside, before that we used to compete together in Extreme Musical Drama High School! Remember? Ezekiel Smithy?"
"I think you got me confused for someone else."
Justin walked by the pair, now carrying all four of the Crew members.
"Well, I'm taking them to the police. I video taped everything, we got them for good now."
Dave sighed. "Thank goodness this isn't part of our canon."
"Hey! Cheer up!" Steven said, running to the group, "We'll make a compromise! Just because Ezekiel's story is out again doesn't mean that your's has to go on hold even longer!"
Rose glared at him. "And what do you mean by that?"
"I mean you can still get your wish! In fact, your story doesn't even have to have one chapter before 2014, it can have all four chapters of the fourth season!"
"But that would mean chapter 11 can't come out any later than the twenty-second, assuming Pikmin Fan keeps his promise of an update every three days. So this means there are only five possible days left to get these out."
Steven tapped his chin. "Hmm... I saw what he wrote. That's not going to happen today. Or tomorrow. Or even the day after!"
"So the twenty-second it is." Rose sighed in defeat. "Typical of procrastinators. But at least this means the chapter taking place primarly in the shivering snow will come out on Christmas, an appropriate release date-"
"No, wait! He can do better! He'll get chapter 11 out on the twenty-first! Yeah? Yeah? Huh? And I'm totally not saying that because he doesn't want chapter 12 to be seen as a Christmas special and posted on that same day, like how he didn't want the semi-spooky Gumball story out on Halloween so he posted it the day before. Nope, not at all."
"May I weigh in?" Justin said, "why in the world would you tell these jerks something good? Especially after you just beat up two of them and ran over a third!"
"Because I started liking helping people. Like Link in that Majora game you keep talking about!"
The four present members of the Rainbow Crew glared at him. "Um, sorry kid," John said, "But that's our gig. And you're over a year late."
"Oh yeah? When's the last time you stopped something from hurling towards the earth?"
This will also be remade.
If/when 496's first ten pairing chapters are done, there will be a poll asking which CHAPTER you thought was the best. Not which pairing you think is better out of the 10, which CHAPTER did you like. This will be a blind poll that will last from the updated publishing pairing 10 to following update. This will repeat for the next groups of ten, with the ending date for the final six couples being fifteen days after the epilogue is out. After this, there will be a new poll (blind again, will end after I publish two more chapters of any work; the chapters don't even have to be of the same work) taking the top result from each of the fifty polls and asking which out of them did you like the most. The winner of that shall be declaired 496's OTP, which means that I may do something with that. Like write a mid-length fan fic with it was its center pairing. (By the way I can tell if people are cheating and have only read this and are simply voting for the pairing they like so they can see it. In fact, I'll even make the chapters for the 'popular' pairings really crappy. If people are voting the chapter based on what pairing it had and not how it was written I'll simply take whatever premise I'm thinking of and write a Tavros/Vriska fan fic with it.) Please note that if any of the first fifty polls do not get any votes, I won't do this. I have not yet fully decided what to do if any of the polls have a tie.
FAVORITE works of fiction (In order to gaining interest): Mario series, Pikmin series, Total Drama, Adventure Time, Homestuck. (I don't know so much about the latter anymore, I think its slightly starting to go downhill.) Things I only have a mild interest in aren't here, but instead on...
Other things I like (In no real order): [Will complete] Sonic games (though I have not really gotten any of the recent games; not that I believe in the negative reviews or anything, it's just that I've never been that interested in getting them), Ed, Edd n Eddy, recently taking up interest in Steven Universe (And I'm making this my "failsafe next fandom" in case Homestuck's ending flops and I lose interest in the HS fan fic ideas that I never got to write (I already did with Total Drama, with TDWTR, TZ, Total Drama Race, and maybe the Rewrite Trilogy being the only things I still consider now), because again I am losing interest in that at supersonic rates. My dissapointment could shatter windows).
"I'll get to trying this out" list: Phineas and Ferb, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, I guess just about almost everything that's been mentioned in SBIG except for the stuff like Halo and Ren and Stimpy.
"Get that thing away from my face!" list: Modern Simpsons (I have very, very rarley laughed at the entire show's - regardless of season - humor. However, the older episodes used to have heartwarming and interesting moments that I really liked. Now though, they've dropped the more human aspects of the show in favor of being "wacky" and "recent" with the only real attempts at being emotional being Homer and Marge reconciling for the umpteenth time, and as a result I think the whole show just became an earsore.)
Fan Fiction Stats:
Published/Working on: ("Top priority" means it's currently the project I'm focusing most on.)The Eds' EDventure [ON HIATUS] -- Part of the "SBIG" (Pronounced... well, "Sbig." As one word.) series. Random parody thing.* Intermissions/"SBIGtermissions" [WRITING ON HIATUS (A)] -- Kids from Homestuck (mainly John and Jade) screwing around, part of the SBIG series. Getting stranded on islands, robing banks, fighting characters from a live-action sitcom, watching Ed, Edd n Eddy; that kind of stuff. Two of them will be within the above work, there might be a third one hidden within a secret work. Chronologically the idea was between TZ series and SJAHJ, but that doesn't really matter much since these are organized by publish date.Zombie Attack![COMPLETED? REMAKE AND REPOSTING OF THE ORIGINAL COMING SOON] -- Part of the "SBIG" series. Edd from EENE versus zombies. Originally a 'short' story as part of a TV Tropes thing. Also contains the second SBIGtermission, if I DO the intermissions. QUICK NOTE: The original story was deleted (as part of the entire badfic TV Tropes thread it was on) and, unless there's some archive site I'm not really aware of, it's not around for actual viewing. However, a while ago I saved up both the original text (TVT formatting and all), and I do plan on posting a remake of this as its own short story. This will probably be around the time I finally put TEE off hiatus. Remake thing aside, there's another, more spoilery reason as to why this is given a questionmark after the "COMPLETED."
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite["On hiatus" (A)/] -- As the name implies, a fix fic of Total Drama's third season with Ezekiel as the villain and a Harold-centric harem.Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals[COMPLETED] -- A bad fic/parody of the Hellsing OVAs, part of the SBIG series. It starts off with the exact same plot as canon but then things get... weird. Has a spinoff Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals, see below, and pseudo-sequel Carl Stevens Universe, also see below.Total Zeksmit Plains[IN PROGRESS] -- Details about the fan fic and the related series posted below.Sweet Jade and Hella John[COMPLETED] -- Surreal parody thing inspired by Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff and Problem Sleuth. Part of the SBIG series. Basically the spiritual successor to Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. Offsite, thread is here and the mirror is here.Onionstuck[ON HIATUS (A)] -- Pikmin SBURB session. I'll try to stay true to Pikmin's themes here, and the focus will really be more on the Pikmin themselves than on the session. Offsite, thread is here and the mirror is here.Movie Day[IN PROGRESS... barely] -- This is an Ed, Edd n Eddy fan fic about the kids trying to cross a long distance in order to get to a hot vacation spot, but before a highly-hyped movie premiers there (and only there, until after several weeks) and they end up missing it. This was originally supposed to be my first "serious" fic after writing several SBIG installments, although that has since changed. It is, however, my first "adventure" fan fic, which will pave the road for others. (See below.)Sheldin And Lenard Tock About Fysicks [ON HIATUS] -- Comedic Big Bang Theory comic, part of the SBIG series.Kids Fit the Trolls[COMPLETED, DIRECT SEQUEL PLANNED] -- Homestuck short story that's also part of the SBIG series. Originally this was just the Kids Fit series, with the sequel possibly titled Kids Fit Post Scratch with two more titled Kids Fit the More Trolls and Kids Fit the Cals. However, I'm thinking of just "merging" the three opposing groups together in one slightly bigger story called Act 5 Vs Act 6, since otherwise it would be a little too formuletic for my tastes.Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals[WORKING, TOP PRIORITY] -- Part of the SBIG series and takes place in the same universe as Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. Shows the series from the Homestuck character's point of view, which reveals a LOT of stuff unseen in HUC, mainly because I haven't planned HHC when I was writing any of HUC. It explains stuff such as what happened to Dracula and why the hell John and Jade were in the jury in chapter 9 even though it's in a completely different country, but a lot of this doesn't come until much later in the fan fic. Way less plot-heavy than SJAHJ and, while the overall plot is about the kids and trolls fighting the Felt, several chapters will focus on the side world because I didn't really like how "Hecksing Vs Millennium" took up the entire plot in HUC.496 Reasons Why Multidating is More Complicated than it Seems[IN PROGRESS] -- Homestuck fan fic where the eight humans and twenty-four trolls are stuck on a six year trip (not that exact ammount, but I'll get to that) across the furthest ring because of some obnoxious "tag-along" troll ("Bororo Sierda" -- each word being a corruption of "bull" and "shit," but lengthed to fit the 6/6 naming and with the first letters changed to be the initials of bullshit.) mucking up the A1 session and screwing things up from there. Plus Meenah getting a little over confident and deciding to scratch the session instead of giving anyone the chance to actually finish. The title comes from how this is actually going to be a romance fan fic, which each chapter being a short hooking up one of the four hundred and ninty six pairing combinations. And yes, the back story is supposed to be stupid. Oh, and it has dreamselves.Gumball Vs Satan[ON "SHORT" HIATUS] -- Gumball Watterson is now the newest face to the SBIG series. Well, in terms of his show being the star of a story, because general newcomers has been given to the people who debuted in the latest HHC update now. An Amazing World of Gumball fan fic where a war breaks out because the devil, who goes by the name Omarn Scratch, has a broken ladder, and for some reason his daughter Elisa thinks that it's best to use Gumball's leg bone to fix it. Loosley inspired by Conker's Bad Fur Day.Carl Stevens Universe [COMPLETED] -- This would have been my first one-shot, but seeing as it was even longer than 496's prologue, it got split into a twoshot where both chapters were out on the same day. It was however my first fic that directly involves another fic. In this case, it's a crossover between Steven Universe and the above Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. The surviving members of Hecksing (now renamed back into Hellsing) from the end of HUC, now portrayed a lot closer to their actual depictions, move into Beach City. However, they quickly get into a few issues with the Crystal Gems, which cumulates into a paintball game with extremely high stakes to determine which gang of heroes gets to stay in Beach City. Not part of the "SBIG" series.Simpsons Meet Brandy and Mr. Whiskers[WORKING] -- A remake of one of the first story ideas I had, when I was around seven or eight. Based on when I thought the Simpsons crashed in the Amazon at the end of "Blame it on Lisa," I had written what they met with Brandy and Mr. Whiskers and then... well, things quickly took a turn for the strange. If anything it was even stranger in the original planning then it will be in this redo, because the remake will be eliminating one crossover and "relocating" things a bit to make more sense.Desert City [WORKING] -- Steven Universe oneshot (hopefully this time it will be a one-shot) where, during a battle with a dimension-hopping bat creature, Steven gets sent into a parallel world. Beach City's counterpart is what this story is named after. The majority of this is about Steven looking around the rather grim world Desert City is in, and figuring out why everything is so vastly different from his world, and learn about everyone's Desert counterpart. Just a head's up: The bat thing will die shortly after Steven enters the alternate world. It's not about the Gems trying to beat it, but instead the Gems trying to restore the alternate universe and get back to their homes.In the Flesh series[WORKING ON HOMESTUCK AND KING OF THE HILL INSTALLMENTS. STARTED TOTAL DRAMA ONE] -- Pending title, but I'm likely to go with this. Basically just a challenge to write K-rated stories that also involve nudism in some way. There will at least be Homestuck and King of the Hill stories, and at least for their cases the crack-ness of the plot itself is inversely proportional to the oddity of the original fiction (the HS one being mostly normal while the KOTH one is borderline surreal). These will basically be, like, one per each fandom I already write in, so don't expect one for a fandom unless I already wrote something in it. Other possibilities, in order from more likely to least, include Steven Universe (which, as ashamed as I am to say, will involve the titular setting from Desert City above and will even be a direct sequel to it), Total Drama and hell maybe even Big Bang Theory and Ed, Edd n Eddy. (Sitting naked in a wagon may finally get a chance to be cool.) Hellsing ain't gonna be a thing unless Carl was involved somehow. The nudism won't be completely played for laughs like in SBIG, it's not played all that seriously either. And speaking of SBIG, one of my biggest reasons for making this is that SBIG kind of took a crap on nudism and I don't like that.* King of the Hill -- Hank steps into an alternate dimension where clothing is only considered when the environment calls for it. With the help of alternate Dale and Hank's own counterpart, he tries to get back through an inter-dimensional portal. Then the portal frees an abomination, and things naturally go bad.* Homestuck -- John, Jake, Dave, and Dirk take a vacation trip to the island (Earth is made of several tiny islands each no bigger than Austrailia in this verse; I'm not sure if there will be a reason for this) their girlfriends (try to figure it out) are on and are forced to learn nudist costumes. They picked a bad time for this, as Jade's rival, a jerk nudist surfer named Joey, sets out to ruin their relationships and tries to shut down the research center Jade works at.* Total Drama -- Terror strikes Playa Des Losers (of an AU) when Izzy and Owen go around with a clothes disintegrator. They think they're the good guys. Or at least, Owen does.Dave's Hangover[WORKING] -- I feel pretty uncomfterable discussing this thanks to the beginning... well... a little Homestuck crackfic that I decided to suddenly start jotting down, Dave (aged up as with the other kid/troll characters, keep this in mind) waking up with no memory of what happened in the last three days and he's stuck in Hawaii. The uncomfterableness comes from how he's naked in bed along with the trolls (A1, A2, and A2 ancestors. I'll leave the A1 ancestors out just for once like in SJAHJ, but I may revise this later after something on them is revealed) and Hank Hill (Hank leaves early on but spoilers he's important to the plot), and they have to get from Hawaii back to Texas while figuring out what's going on (the trolls remembered the events, but Dave spent most of them away from them so he has to rely on finding other people to fill in) and being attacked by monsters. First time I'll use Aradiabot! And this may be my first M-rated story, but it's only really the beginning that bumps this up and that's nothing worse than what was shown in Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals. But it isn't SBIG and these characters were originally kids so that's why it's such a gray area for me.Act 5 Vs Act 6 [WORKING] -- Sequel to Kids Fit the Trolls, part of the SBIG series. The original kids and trolls find an island and get into a quick conflict with the newer kids, newer trolls, and the Cherubim. Basically the bare-bones plot is a ripoff of Sonic 3 and Knuckles, except with the usual twists I try to give these kind of stories. It will have the same "chapter"-ish formula as KFTT, where the storyline is cut into seven short chapters of varrying length.The Homestuck Thanksgiving Special, except not as its "real title" is Kids Fight the Zombies [WORKING] -- Part of the SBIG series and a sort of "tack-on" to Act 5 Vs Act 6. Despite being planned to be out in the same post as A5VA6, this story is completely unrelated and focused on the eight humans (only one troll has any kind of appearance here and it's kind of a... "let down") fighting against zombies before things get... complicated. And weird. It will also have the same "seven short chapters" formatting KFTT and A5VA6 did. This story also has Joey, except he's not a nudist anymore, the fact that he's a parody of fan characters and his concept is Carl on steroids is more obvious, and he's called a douchebag instead of a jerk because it's this kind of story and ITFHS is that kind of story.OT32 Shenanigans [WORKING ON THREE CHAPTERS] -- Basically this is to 496 Reasons as Total Zeksmit Side Stories (see below) is to Total Zeksmit. Almost always taking place on Earth with the trolls humanized, this is a Homestuck collection of crack fics where the eight humans and twenty-four trolls are (usually) already married in a big polygamous clusterscrew and they do stuff like fighting a hydra, getting stranded on an island that turns out to be a portal to Hell, and dealing with eachother's families (whom are planned to be sneek-peeks at alter egoes present in 496, for the most part). The key difference between this and TZSS is that the stories here are kinda supposed to work more with the OT32 specifically being an OT32, and for some reason or another wouldn't be as appropriate with the TZ cast. But this and TZSS are both places to dumb off my "unused" ideas. These were originally going to be seperate one-shot stories before I thought it would be more convenient for everyone if I just lump them all together, and make an "introductory" chapter that adds a little story of the four groups of players meeting up together and later getting married and stuff.Homestuck Rewrite[WORKING] -- Homestuck "remake" intended to be plagued with bad writing but not a SBIG fic. By bad writing I mean that I intend to take all of my writing flaws and exaggerate them to ungodly levels. This is mostly a parody of Total Drama World Tour Rewrite, complete with glasses-guy (John in this case) having an unwanted harem of exactly eight. (Mild spoilers: Take the A2, B1, and B2 girls. Now remove Aradia and Vriska. (If you expected me to say "Remove Jade and Jane" then you don't know me enough.) Why them? Well, Vriska just to see if I can piss people off to be honest, and Aradia... I don't remember how I came up with that, but seeing Vriska it was likely an exclusionary thing. Like "If they're part of the harem they won't die; I like killing off Aradia because I think it's funny, goodbye." It could be that the remaining troll girls, Nepeta, Kanaya, Terezi, and Feferi, were all patrons in SJAHJ/496, but... eh...) The fact that this is to be an intended parody will not be said in the fic itself until the ending so congrats, by slogging through my profile you are rewarded with this fan fic's secret before the first chapter is even out. I also plan to launch a Tumblr before I get the first chapter out so I can announce that it's a parody there too just before getting it out, and thus have an archived reference in case anyone thinks I'm making that up to try to cover the bad writing.Oedipal Rhymes[EH... I KINDA STOPPED ON THAT FOR NOW, BUT I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S ON HIATUS] -- This thing arose from that How I Met Your Mother episode told completely in rhymes, and it may also turn out to be one of the primary works mocked in Homestuck Rewrite alongside... well, to give a hint, it's published and its title also ends in "Rewrite." This is a collection of six-lined Homestuck rhymes (I wouldn't call them poems, per say) detailing three-sided relationships out of a grander four-sided relationship pair, one of the Prospit guys and another of the Derse guys. It'll... make more sense when I get it out. Or just find a better way to summarize this. This is more of a short filler project if anything.Everburn[WORKING] -- My first attempt at doing an unironic mass crossover. King of the Hill centered fan fic where Bobby and many, many others have to work to saving the world after Johnny Test gets a magic gun called the Permafrost that, for a reason explained later on, turned him evil when he went into a seven-year "spiritual journey" (it's kind of like after Link pulls out the Master Sword for the first time in Ocarina of Time, except instead of a coma the person has to do a difficult series of tests). The fan fic itself is named after Permafrost's "counterpart," Everburn. Maybe the first time I (officially, I have leaked some info about it on TV Trope's sandboxes before) announced a fan fic after I actually started writing it! For once while writing this, I will not try to obsess over continuity or try to make it really serious and structured, but instead just write the storyline and see where it goes from there. Or not, because thinking about it a little I can see some very mild potential in this and I don't want it to go to waste...SBIGlets[WORKING ON THE BELOW THREE STORIES] -- SBIG stories that aren't really long/complicated enough to go as their own story. While I have about a dosen ideas, the only three I am currently working on are:* 5word -- Legend of Zelda story with Link splitting into five people. Ocarina of Time "remake" thing.* Dream House -- Mass crossover, first fic where there isn't a real "full" story taking the lead out of crossover. Dr. House (House) loses memory of something one of his patients had, he gets help of an Dom Cobb's (Inception) new extraction team: Adam, Jamie (both Mythbusters) and Madotsuki (Yume Nikki). However, a certain monochrome phantom ends up invading the dream chain, causing a bit of a wreck...* Gym Class -- Homestuck high school AU where John, Jade, Jane, and Jake quickly end up naked and half to take a long route back home. However, when the CIA gets involved, can this fearsome four take down a certain potential threat to the United States?Crackcest Decathalon[STATUS VARIES BY FIC] -- A set of ten lighthearted, silly (but not deliberatly badly done) Homestuck crack fics, each of them focused around an ectobiological incest pairing with the humans. All AU, they are divided into three universes. (John/Jade and Dave/Rose in U1; John/Jane, Jade/Jake, Dave/Dirk, and Rose/Roxy in U2; John/Jake, Jade/Jane, Rose/Dirk, and Dave/Roxy in U3; Jane and Jake are not related and neither are Roxy and Dirk, if you don't believe me and think that there's going to be a post-scratch ectobiology session in the B2 session then go read Act 6 Intermission 2.)* John/Jade: Temples[WORKING... sort of] -- I was keeping the title and plot a secret but then 2012 was ending so I gave it away as a New-Year's Eve special. Pseudo crossover where John and Jade go through the temples from Ocarina of Time. Say it sounds stupid, but I challenged myself to go through with this idea no matter how dumb it may seem.* Rose/Dave: Attack of the Killer Time Beetles![WORKING... sort of] -- I was also keeping the plot and title a secret until publish, but again New Year's Eve special so... yeah. Dave and Rose get sent to the past and have to kill these giant bug things, the titular Time Beetles. They must also unite Dave's parents in a paradox to ensure Dave's birth.* John/Jane: A World Tour (That's Better than the Other World Tour I Once Wrote) -- Jane and Jade's house (they're the siblings in this AU; the kids relation goes by their chumhandle initials) is fumigated after an absolutley awful roach infestation. Unfortunately, Jane ends up in the house after it's filled with gasses. John has to rescue her, and after that the two of them see a mysterious hot air balloon that says they have the option to take a trip around the world, but it must be in 40 days "or else." The mafia gets involved.* Jade/Jake: Code Milky Green(: How Getting a House Fumigated Saved an Alien Planet) -- Meanwhile, Jade is looking for a way to kill some time, but ends up stuck with Jake. (A running gag in all three of the Jade fics is that she's stuck adventuring with someone, and it's usually the last person she thinks about.) They soon get lost in the woods, and soon encounter a weird alien race (not the trolls) that is in danger.* Dave/Dirk: Stridercest Vs Birdmen -- I don't think this one needs any clairification. Actually, I do. Dirk's house is repeatedly attacked by a bizarre bird-like monster, so he gets Dave to help find out how the hell the thing is supposed to be killed.* Rose/Roxy: Total Drama Is- Wait... -- While Dirk eventually ended up with Dave as his only sidekick in the above mentioned fan fic, he also tried to take Rose and Roxy, but an attack by the mafia left them stranded on an island. Just why is the mafia after a group of eight kids?* John/Jake: Crystal Clear -- Involves spellunking in some way.* Jade/Jane: TBD.* Rose/Dirk: TBD.* Dave/Roxy: Hotel HAUNTED! -- Dave and Roxy have to stay at a hotel. However, it turns out (surprise surprise) the hotel is haunted. Almost every single horror cliche in the book ensues, as well as plain silly stuff that doesn't even make the least bit of sense.SIMPSONS[WRITING ON HIATUS(A)] -- Simpsons parody involving some of the modern episodes (and maybe even some of the older ones) and "corrupting" them. Or at least, that's how it starts. It later becomes a surreal story about a three-sided war, and that's all I'm going to say without spoiling it.That's So Cliche[WRITING ON HIATUS (A)] -- Parody of Total Drama fanon cliches before shortly decending into madness.Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures[WRITING ON HIATUS, CAN'T GET IT TO WORK] -- Details about this posted below.Soap: The Lost Element [WRITING ON "SHORT" HIATUS] -- Adventure themed original fiction. A boy, two girls, and a humanoid abomination do stuff. Will be offsite, on fictionpress.The Real Story[WRITING ON "SHORT" HIATUS] -- Title pending, Squirrel Boy fan fic with an odd and slightly complicated plot. Details also pending, but it draws some inspiration from Mario games (mainly RPGs and Galaxy games.) Adventure/drama themed.
Future/Possible: (In order of likelyness)Total Drama Race -- Short Total Drama fan season taking place in place of World Tour, where Chris brings back the original 22 one last time and puts them into eleven teams of twelve for them to race around the world. Will start about... well, it was originally about halfway through Total Drama World Tour Rewrite, but considering how slowly I'm working on that, it's now halfway through Total Zeksmit Plains. Or... whichever comes first. See "Plans" below for specifics.This Story is Sexist! -- Another Fictionpress story, based on a video game idea that keeps popping into my head. Comedy-attempt about an overly dramatic superhero's life, with his hundreds of demon friends (one of which being his roommate), alien merchant, and naked witch rival. While this will never truely take itself seriously (look at the title, which isn't going to be accurate unless you grasp at straws), I'd at the very least plan some changes to the story's formula later on becuase I don't like preserving the status quo for the sake of preserving the status quo.The Hill King -- King of the Hill crack fics. Hank is married to a (relitively) less violent Rip from Hellsing, and while Bobby turned out mostly the same but he's half-vampire. They do stuff, along with the other alley guys of course. Like Total Zeksmit Side Stories and OT32 Shenanigans, none of the stories really have much to do with eachother and they can be read in just about any order.The Swyyx Project -- Title pending, it's an original fiction MS Paint Fan Adventure about this alien called Eoflit Swyyx who had just turned of age where it is tradition to move away from her parent's home and find one of her own. Unfortunately, the planet's wildlife is far beyond hostile, and there's groups of near-unkillable criminals from yet another planet, but that planet and Eoflit's are within the same solar system. I have pondered making a game out of this, for several years down the line.Rewrite Trilogy -- Total Drama fix fics not really related to TDWTR. It consists of a rewrite of Island, a mini-season in between (possibly not), Action with different characters and three teams, and a new season with OCs, possibly one in space called Galaxy. First Galaxy was an idea I quickly made up to avoid having to write the then-titled "Total Drama: the Musical," but now I'm having a hard time going against it. I mean, I don't know about you, but a Super Mario Galaxy-esque season sounds awesome.* Island: Simple redux of the first season. Was originally going to keep the team losses the same, but I read a few fan fics that did that and thought the idea made the fan fic really predictable and boring, so I'm not doing that. It's planned to give development to characters who have been neglected by fanon - particularly those who I haven't tried giving development to in TZP - regardless of my opinion on them. (Owen, DJ, Justin, etc.)* Action: There's three teams now. Seven people are still out, but it's a different set of seven people.* Galaxy: A few (Not sure of the exact number yet; it was originally 16 plus Sierra and Alejandro) new contestants join the old cast and they all go out in space. Challenge take place on different planets. Here's the part where the fan fic becomes complete crack. ...Which is just the way I like it.Homeredux -- A second Homestuck remake thing; except not really. It's more like Sweet Jade and Hella John taken seriously and minus most of the arcs that involves crossover, and set in HS's original universe. (Or rather, an alternate version therof.) Specifically based on Act 2's storyline, though elements from the Mario Intermission may seep in (As for Act 3... very unlikely). While I have not started writing this yet, I currently have a rather in-depth outline of the story's events. Part of the goal of this is to encourage more "alternate sessions" AUs that don't use "swaps" for the base of the change. EDIT: WOW thinking back a series SJAHJ is an extremely bad idea, and just for that and a few other ideas I had about it, this has moved down a few places on the Likelihood List.GIGANTIC SPAN OF LIKELIHOODEzekiel -- Total Drama crack fic starring the titular character. Adventure themed. Might not do this.PDL Cronicals -- Another Total Drama fan fic, centered around people in Playa Des Losers with some rather usual plots going on. AU most of the time. (...I don't like Ezekiel's elimination. That's why the reason was changed in TDWTR.) Might not do this.Owned -- Either a complete AU or a "season between Island and Action" hosted by Blaineley. If I do this, it might involve being able to pick who gets voted off through interactivity. May not be on this site due to its rules against interactivity.
And finally, dead ideas (Just putting these here for the sake of having a place to have them, after all I don't want to forget them. I forgot about HTAS until I read an older draft of Movie Day's first chapter). You can use these ideas if you want, I guess just give credit:Homer Takes a Step -- Simpsons fan fic that is exactly what the title says it is. Except drawn out through tiring purple prose. This kind of sank when I retired Simpsons from most of anything.Movie Story -- Would-be parody of Seltzer and Friedberg movies before I realized this was a bad idea. I haven't planned much for this aside from it being another Fictionpress story.Pip, Rip, and Seras do Stuff-- Oh God, it was embarassing just typing the title. So that was one of the last things I did before clicking "Safe Profile" in the SJAHJ-year two-profile update. Basically... it was a prototype, even whackier version of the Hilll King, and a Hellsing story with... those characters. I can't remember if I even came up with HUC at the time, so this was a pretty old idea.
Yeah, total crap. I know. And I was talking about all three lists.
A. Perhaps permanently, but I don't want to list a fan fic as "discontinued" unless I am 99% certain. Why are these fics listed here? Well:
Intermissions: Innapropritate and disturbing, in general not very funny. They so far read more like a rejected Family Guy episode than like HUC or HHC. I already transfered one joke (the reader reacting to a bunch of trolls and their head exploding from the number of them) from the first intermission to Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals. And the plot of the first one is sorta gonna be done in OT32 Shenanigans. I might publish the rough draft of the chapters just so that people could laugh at what I once considered comedy.
TDWTR: (This refers to the old version) The first and for a while only indefinite-hiatus story that I've published (and that's actually part of the reason why it's on indefinite hiatus), I find it to be a flat-out embarassment. Moreso than the SBIGtermissions mentioned just above, since TDWTR was 100% sincere while SBIGtermissions was just something I wrote out of frustration towards Homestuck's Midnight Crew Intermission. The plot makes no sense, every major character's personality is butchered (Ezekiel is a competant evil mastermind, Harold is a calm and planned genious, almost every other male is a hormonal idiot, etc., and that's not even getting started on how the girls turned out), every chapter except Japan has a stupid "action" scene that just plain doesn't fit with Total Drama, the four chapters that have been published have way too many "screw yous" towards the fandom (complete with twisting Sierra's character so that she's a "parody" of something I barely researched at the time) and in general the style just isn't something I like - line this up with my other story ideas, published fan fics or unpublished original or fan fiction, at it sticks out like Hank Hill in a field of Pikmin. At first I was just stuck on this one scene at the beginning of chapter 5 where every alliance is supposed to have a massive meetup but now I'm really starting to doubt this story. If I were to update, I would want to fix the first four chapters, which will require an amount of effort that I just don't want to put into this. (Complete with redoing a good chunk of the plot since Ezekiel is OOC-ly good with his plans.) If you really want to read a competition by me, try reading Total Zeksmit Plains. While the backstory's kind of weird and Host-Ezekiel is cringe-worthy, I try to make everyone more true to themselfs than I did in TDWTR. However, this huge rant is kind of outdated because I kinda remade this. But I still want to keep the rant, because it does kinda adress my issues with TDWTR.
Onionstuck: Idea would generally take a ton of effort and time to work on even if I made it a text-only or text-mostly adventure, however the premise is stupid, the writing is Godawful even by my standards, the characters are unoriginal (Oliver is too much like Karkat, SI is too much like sober Gamzee, EB is too much like Calliope) and I can't really care enough about them to make them different, and many of the suggestions I've gotten are joke suggestions part of a meme completely unrelated to the comic, and for that matter completely unrelated to even Homestuck or Pikmin themselves.
SIMPSONS: Just plain dumb. Would be like SJAHJ only less complicated, having more confusing systems, and being taken a little more serious later on. Which I wouldn't exactly reject -- but I sure as hell don't want a Simpsons fan fic to be written like this. I could transfer this to a Total Drama crackfic, however... (Or anything. I'm especially leaning toward King of the Hill, but it runs the risk of being "The Hill King (see above) with a plot." Just not Homestuck because I'm already writing enough fan fics of that.)
TSC: Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals (and, to a lesser extent, Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals) already covers the "parody fandom cliches" thing with more subelty and a lot more of an enjoyable, real plot that's not 100% focused on romance. And yes, HHC is actually subtle compared to my draft of TSC.
Notice: I am officially retiring characters from Simpsons in SBIG, and hell possibly other fan fics unless the continuity requires it via Grandfather Clause (IE updating an old story where they already appeared such as SJAHJ, HHC because HUC said Homer would be reincarnated into Hank Hill and that's actually going to be something that occures on screen in HHC through Homer's ghost. Well... actually that's the only example. HHC is the last time you will see me write something Simpsons in SBIG, perhaps). I simply despise the newer seasons that much.
Writing Pet Peeves:
I feel the need to say this again, leaving moments from canon the same. Especially if it's taken word-for-word, pardon my French but that flat-out pisses me off. Don't rehash canon. And especially if the fan fic is one of those "what ifs" that are supposed to be all about change. (I mean if I wanted to see Ezekiel's elimination unfold in the exact same way I would just watch the actual episode of Total Drama where it happened.) Oh, if I see one more World Tour remake that begins with Gwen wanting reserved seats not behind Heather's pony hair, "My extensions are human hair," then Duncan makes a snide "You learn something new everyday" (I don't remember if this was taken from canon or a bunch of author copied one of them but regardless it's annoying) -- my head will explode.
An entire chapter consisting of an AN. For that matter, when writers feel the need to split absolutely everything up into microchapters.
When the fan fic takes place after current canon (or, though this is rarer, in a "split" from a midpoint in canon) and suddenly a pairing or more has hooked up offscreen. It's not just because it's often done with pairings I flat out hate (Cody/Sierra and Alejandro/Heather being the worst offenders), but also because it's really, really lazy writing. Look, I don't know why you would ship something if you can't even think of a reasonable scenario for them to get together without suddenly derailing them into lovebirds with no problems whatsoever. Offscreen hookups by themselves are fine, it's just when it's chronologically "between stories" that it feels lazy.
The "love at first sight" cliche being played completely straight.
When a pairing is written as some perfect make-out couple and either A: neither of their original characterizations are taken into consideration or B: the base for hooking them up really only takes one person into consideration and the other is just their trophy. (On the TD side of things Cody/Sierra and Heather/Alejandro are couples I have by far seen get it badly, and since I was never a fan of them it just gives me more reason not to like them. Honestly I don't read Homestuck fics much mainly because AO3 seems to lack adventure stories not centered around OCs but according to unpopular-homestuck-opinions John/Rose gets this, and according to what I've seen Jade/Karkat gets this too.)
Rehashes of the Duncan/Courtney pairing being done with OCs. (Combines a pairing I hate with rehashing.)
Total Drama related stuff:
Favorite characters: Ezekiel, Bridgette, Izzy, Harold, Noah, DJ
Least favorite characters: Duncan, Lindsay, Sierra (I'm sorry but I didn't like her stalking him throughout most of the season and to me her "redemption" was kind of weakly handled; she's better off as a one-shot or something, kind of like the Pre-scratch trolls in Homestuck. Also, as someone who hates pervert-type characters that get physical with someone and get away with it, I firmly believe that she deserved every bad thing that happened to her in the series.), Courtney, Katie, Sadie
I'll turn the characters into a complete best-to-worst list w/ reasons later on.
Fav pairings: Harold/Courtney, Duncan/Eva, DJ/Bridgette, Cody/Beth
Least fav pairings: Cody/Sierra (Unhealthy as hell), Heather/Alejandro (I thought the season three finale sunk it but then they pulled off a move that was one of my pet peeves listed above and had them suddenly get together off screen), Duncan/Gwen, Duncan/Courtney (Duncan's a jerk and I'm glad World Tour and All-Stars cemented that), Ezekiel/Eva (she hates his guts and unlike Harold/Courtney you can't pin a blame on Duncan for it)
Pairings I'm fond of and might get interested in: Gwen/Trent, Geoff/Bridgette, Owen/Izzy, Courtney/Owen, Duncan/Sierra (partly because of my idea in TDWTR and it just grew from there), Izzy/Bridgette (yes this is because of TZP. Those that have seen the old version before I edited it, TFSP, would know what I'm talking about.)
This may change during my re-watch of the first three seasons, and watching every episode of the second and fourth. I've... seen the first two episodes of TDROTI but not much after.
Homestuck related stuff:
Favorite characters: Most of them. TBH I don't really care about the Exiles, though.
Least favorite characters: Gamzee (Outright admitted as a walking plot device, pretty much just a diablos ex machina reason for Nepeta and Equius to die, and his stoned personality is mostly a reference to a meme. He's an even worse offender of the "It turns out I was behind everything!" schtick that Vriska had for a while), Lord English (Some Act 6 haters (I don't consider myself one of them yet but I'll admit my interest in Homestuck plummeted around A6I4) put it better than I could: In short, he himself is hardly tied to the plot or the main characters. Eventually I just lost interest in the Cherubim mythos or what's the key to killing him.)
Can't make a list yet 'cuz I can't decide the order.
Fav pairings: Any combination of the B1 kids in general, especially John/Rose and Dave/Rose (the latter I didn't really care about until I started writing Attack of the Killer Time Beetles! and found that I kind of like how their dynamic would work.)
Least fav pairings: Vriska/Tavros, PM/Jack (Even in blackrom). There's honestly a lot of pairings that I don't give a crap about but seem popular like Jade/Karkat and John/Roxy but honestly even I'm not gonna compare them to those two that I already listed on here as my least favorite.
Total Zeksmit Series
This is a fan fic, planned to be a series of fan fics, of Total Drama hosted by Ezekiel with his co-hosts Justin and Geoff, as well as a mysterious tag along Kathy who shows up time to time. The contestants are all female, with the eleven from the first canon season being the people who compete in season one. Nobody ever returns to compete after being eliminated. At least, as a full contestant in the sense of Izzy and Eva in TDI... see "lifelines" below for more information on this.
There's two seasons definitely planned, with a possible and likely third and fourth. In order, the seasons are Plains, Island, Woods, and Campsites Around the World. Challenges are mostly physical and involve skill, sometimes through tricky situations. There's no "eat this" challenges or anything too unfair. (Ex. of former: Brunch of Disgustingness, second part of Chinese Fake-Out. Ex. of latter: the rewards for Search and do not Destroy, That's Off the Chain!) The first two seasons contain an elimination each episode (and a double one on the first chapter of the second season), and the third will either alternate between single and double eliminations or have a double elimination every third epiosde. Or heck, the third might just be really long and have all single eliminations, but since I'm really drawn to the idea of season four I'd want to get three out of the way so doubles may be frequent. Not sure about season four.
Unlike my other competitions, recaps will only be given at the beginning of Aftermaths.
The settings of the first three seasons should be self-explanitory. Plains takes place in the wild prairies of Zekitunakwa. Island will take place in Wawanakwa, which in this universe is almost completely clean of pollution, but the elements of it are worse than in canon. Woods takes place in a very, very large forest that I have yet to really name. (It might be named after Aokigahara - Google that and you will find out why I think TZW will be a tad bit darker than the past seasons.) TZ: CAW, however, involves Total Drama World Tour-esque travelling around various campsites that are similar in a few themes (notably such as having a tall cliff that to be honest looks quite phallic, and yes I'm talking about the cliff present in the original show). It may also involve some sort of new lifeline with a "calling" system involving the people who live around here.
There is also a side-series, called... well... Total Zeksmit Side Stories. There are no concrete rules to what TZSS has to be about: It could be AUs of the TZ competitions itself (unlikely), or anything, but the general gimmick is that it takes place in the unusual world in TZ and doesn't focus on the competitions. Instead, it's centered around the would-be contestants and to a lesser extent the would-be show staff going on very weird adventures. This is planned to begin after I'm finished with chapter 8 of TZP, and is supposed to be a "sneak peek" at some of the new contestants for season 2. And maybe season 3 once the competitions finally hit season 2.
Lifelines are a concept that will be introduced in season 2. Basically, each team gets a number of lifelines that varies each season, and (at least in TZI; not sure about later) they can only each be used once per team. The team captain gets the final decision to use them. By the merge, any lifelines that aren't used give the captain-at-the-time invincibility in post-merge episodes, one lifeline grants one extra day. The reason for all these limitations and rules is because they are actually extremely powerful - just look for yourself:Casualty (Introduced in TZI): When this is used, the team gets to compete wearing whatever they want for the entire day. There will be more costume-based challenges in seasons 2 onward, and just as in Plains they are going to make the costumes into dissadvantages.Booster Shot (Introduced in TZI): This can only be used in challenges that use a point system (and to make it more tempting in-universe, there are going to be a lot more point challenges pre-teams than there were in Plains) and it gives the team that uses it ten extra points. Depending on how the points work, this can either be stupididly valuable (IE if one contestant can only earn two points at most) or next to useless (where the points work like scoring in video games, and things in the thousands are in the norm).Resurrection (Introduced in TZI): One eliminated contestant, regardless of which team they were on or if they were kicked off before the teams were formed, can be summoned back by the team captain to compete in either all challenges for the episode or just one of the challenges. The person back, however, will do as well as she wants to, and could even sabatogue the team if she doesn't like them.Snake's Venom (Introduced in TZW): This is also a point system challenge exclusive. It deducts five points from one of the two opposing teams of choise. This is obviously not in TZI because there are only two teams in that, giving it too similar of an effect to Booster Shot.
All of the TZI ones up will probably be the final lifelines; there are no plans to add more to the three. However, there will most likley not be only one new lifeline to TZW. At least, there will be two.
WEIRD ELEMENT CRAP:
So the old chapter 4 revealed elemental types for the first time. (Really I'm only bringing this up because I don't know how else to start this section now that TFS is TZ. Wow I can't believe there's still some unfinished TFS/TZ changes.) This is realistically not going to be mentioned that much and it won't really play a role in the competitions themselves so I'll just list the nine types: Air, fire/heat, earth, electricity, plant, animal, water, toxins, and death. There are also people whom don't have any such abilities (reffered to as neutrals), and hybrids of them. More on this later.
As stated above, the original 11 will compete in season one. Starting season two, they will also compete alongside Sierra and a dosen original characters. If I do season 3, all 24 of them will compete alongside Blaineley and OCs of an undecided number (currently thinking 9).
Andrea the Weapon Obsessed, Hyperactive Commander Wannabe (or just the Weapon) (First competes season 2)
Emerald Gemm the Mischivious One out of the "Gemm Triplets" (First competes season 2)
Ruby Gemm the Hot-Tempered One out of the "Gemm Triplets" (First competes season 2)
Sapphire Gemm the Smart, Calm One out of the "Gemm Triplets" (First competes season 2)
Iris the "Puzzle" Enthusiast
Kandi the Logical, Arrogant Nudist (First competes season 2)
Kathy the Vocal Creep (First competes season 2; cameos a few times in season 1 and appears in the special)
Miriam the Unusual, Old-Times Artist (First competes season 2)
Natalie the Witch-in-Sheeps-Clothing (First competes season 2)
Samantha the Gangster (First competes season 2)
Sonia the Techno, Wanting-to-Move-Foreward Musician (First competes season 2)
Zelda the Nice Prarie Girl (First competes season 2; maybe cameos in season 1?)
For the most part, any resembelance to other OCs is coincidental, but some very light inspiration are involved. Natalie is based losley off of Nazz from Ed, Edd n Eddy though.
THESE CHARACTER CONCEPTS ARE UNLIKLEY FOR TOTAL ZEKSMIT CONTESTANTS:
Anyone who's gimmick is that they're the "second [contestant," or they're "another [contestant]" (I want to be original here.)
A really terrible, stupid concept that's obviously not going to happen in the main TZ series (IE an actual dog as a contestant, a teenage girl expy of Adolph Hitler, the spirit of Gaia, Gwen and Trent's future daughter who time traveled to the past to try to change some aspect of the future, Katniss Everdeen who isn't an expy but literally warped through spacetime to end up in the Zeksmitverse, etc. SJAHJ and/or HHC may convince you otherwise but I do draw lines. They're just really high lines.)
A shy girl (I can't think of anyway to not make her a worthless "aw isn't she cute" type of character. Zelda is the closest you'll get, and you'll see why she hardly counts.)
Someone who's overly sadistic to the point of making the whole story dumb, or only intimidates the cast by being violent with them/threatening deaths (This is a Total Drama fan fic that's supposed to have a plot-flow similar to canon, not SAW. "TEH DARKURZ AND EDJIER AZ IT GEOS AWN" for the sake of being dark and edgy isn't something I like. Also eliminations have the equivilent impact of death in TZ - or at least it's close enough - thank you very much.)
People who are like genderbents of canon male contestants (I was thinking of doing this at first, but then I thought... nah. Genderbent expies might show up in Side Stories, or in an episode that features human life outside of the game. Or as intern cameos, but again they'll only be that: Cameos.)
The Revenge of the Island cast (One of the more "reasonable" options that still ends up on this list, I'll be honest. I have no plans for them at all, and I'm not going to insert canon characters for the sake of having in every canon character. This also applies to pretty much any other fanwork of mine, AU or not. My last attempt at this, at least in a blatant shoe-horn way, was Sweet Jade and Hella John (IE Auto Responder, the carapases, pretty much all of the trolls, the ancestors) and look at how "well" that went. And even individually, these guys won't really work with TZ: Stacy is a joke, Dawn might contrast with the "atheistic world" TZ is set in (yeah, unlike most of my other works the Zeksmitverse is Godless and magicless even though there are elemental powers), Zoey's character just kind of ends at "is nice" (like one too many fan characters), and I haven't seen all of season four yet but I don't think Anne Maria, Dakota, or Jo could really carry stories with the TZ cast by themselves. They might be cameoes, but that's it: Cameos.)
Someone who wants to "prove" something IE that just because they're a woman it doesn't mean they can't fight (Both because I can already tell I'm not going to like writing them (there's nothing wrong with messages just don't be obnoxious with them), and any hypothetical person like that who goes on a show hosted by Ezekiel thinking they can convince him anything is just setting themselves up for dissapointment.)
A fangirl of [Insert real-life work of media or obvious fictional counterpart to it here] (I do not want to write a walking advertisement for, say, Homestuck. Nor do I want to jab at fans of, say, Twilight.)
Someone's whose sole character is being based on being a token (I would impliment people of a certain sexuality/gender/etc -- or I could even ret-con one of the OCs into filling that role! -- but I'm not going to, say, make someone out of scratch who's only notable trait is that they're pansexual. I'm fine with diversity but having it just for the sake of diversity is very risky. Plus I don't want a walking stereotype.)
A character who constantly spouts "lol randum" (I feel dumber just typing that) or otherwise non-sequetor statements, regardless of how many other characteristics they may have (I find those types of OCs to be ungodly annoying.)
Canon fodder for the sake of canon fodder (I'd prefer the cast to each appear to have an equal shot at winning, and each of them being at least somewhat developed. I also don't want my early eliminations to be completely predictable, because from my experience predicable/fodder early eliminations makes the story have a really weak beginning and it becomes painfully hard for me to continue reading. I read somewhere once that a story's only as good as its beginning and its ending, and the more I think about that quote the more it makes sense. Although one of the confirmed OCs for TZI is to an extent canon fodder...)
Not a character so much as a trait, but anyone who bears a tenth elemental class (Nope. There's only nine classes, people without any powers, and combinations between them all to varrying degrees.)
REMAKING: (WARNING This gives away the eliminations of chapters 4 and 5.)
It's not that I was unhappy with the old TZ, TFS - in fact, the only thing I don't really like is the title - it's just that I think these improvements will be for the better. Here's some changes that will happen/had happened to the series:The biggest change is that there will no longer be reward challenges, and that the season will only be a miniseason of 13 episodes, counting the Aftermaths and special. The removed challenge concepts might be in TZI. The axed episodes are all the original reward challenges, with one exception: "It's a Shore Thing" will be the one removed here (a swimming themed challenge would be a nice preview for season two but pushing is becoming shoving and I'd rather it be AT season two), while "Blast to and From the Past" will become an elimination episode that will take its place (I want every season to have a cavewoman challenge and a naked challenge). This will not make the fan fic rushed, I believe, because the pacing in the current series is actually really slow right now.The title will change to "Total Zeksmit Plains." "Total Fan Service Plains" honestly seems like a really repelling name and I personally don't like it.Katie's elimination position will be swapped with Gwen's, and Bridgette's will be swapped with Leshawna's (the original chapter 9 elimination). Being kicked off fifth instead of third will surley lessen the blow of Bridgette losing early, which is a downside, but this will be a good oppertunity to develop her relationship with Izzy just as much as in the original version of this.It no longer takes place in the future. Considering how this is an alternate timeline anyway, it doesn't really make much sense and the only point it had was to jab at Simpsons and the theorists that the world would end on December 21st, both of which are unnecessary.The backstory. Instead of winning a competition, Ezekiel 'won' (it will be implied that Chris rigged it) a special EMDHS challenge where the winner gets to host their own mini reality show. As much as I would like to outright state the second season and then keep it a secret for the rest of the competition until the very last scene, that will not happen in the remake because Ezekiel would not know that his minishow will get a second season in the first place. Though I could do a similar trick, only with the third season... if I decide to go that far...Pop culture references in the early chapters are tonned down significantly. I only say early because the later chapters tone them down anyway. Intern expies still stay, though.Ezekiel's work as Mytube video maker Zeksmit682 and his history with Kathy are out of the story; like Justin, Kathy will now be relatively new to his... "production crew." Zeksmit Clipz no longer exists. Mytube, on the other hand, does still exist in the Zeksmitverse, because I really want to show off this new "futuristic" (even though it doesn't take place in the future anymore) website that in spite of its name is more than just a Youtube clone.
Here's what will stay the same:Heather's elimination, and all eliminations in the merge. (Basically all of them that hadn't happened in the old version of this series except chapter 9's/Leshawna's.)Justin's rival is still Alejandro. Courtney's boyfriend is still the same guy, which is still a secret.The elemental thing stays because I really like my idea of vampire types, and if it wasn't for the classes Side Stories wouldn't really exist, and if SS didn't exist there wouldn't be much reason to have an alternate universe, Chris's EMDHS competition comes off as more jarring, and the concept of the TZ series really falls apart from there.The events of the special and everything onward (seasons 2, 3, and 4) will remain the same no matter what option I take. I can't garuntee that there will be a third and fourth season, but I'm pretty sure there will at least be a second one. (No season 2 kind of paradoxically rids the purpose for the first season. This is because Plains is more of a "season zero" to the whole series.)The conflicts, friendships, and relationships. (This is an improvement, not a complete redux. Swapping the SB and KJ eliminations wasn't just reduxing, it was done because I felt that it would help the flow of the story more.)Recaps are still gonna be in the Aftermaths; actually this is now good seeing as the Aftermaths will be at almost every sixth episode again.Still not splitting the episodes; don't really need to. They already drag on as-is.All four major members of the show staff, with their same roles. Ezekiel will still be the host, Justin will be the co-host, Geoff will be the Aftermath host, and Kathy is still the background designer that shows up sporatically.The OCs, including Kathy. Kathy will appear in a different patten of episodes, however; her original pattern was every power of two (2, 4, 8, 16, and an exception, 20), as well as some of the Zeksmit Clipz. Her first appearance was still in chapter 2.Speaking of OCs, Zelda will still get a cameo in the form of what takes the place of the auditions during the Aftermaths. "The Teal Blaze" clip still exists, but it's no longer part of a series.Pretty much every other subplot not listed in the "changed" section except possibly "Homer" (which may be replaced with another thing, but will still serve the exact same purpose).
I would like to note that even though the chapter challenges are the same and the same pre-merge eliminations happen, just with slightly better writing, DO NOT SKIP THEM! Especially since you did NOT know who was going to get voted off on the original chapter 9! Unless you read the above bullet lists but that's not the point!
LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT 496.
Here's a little more specific details about the fic, but it's still the very bare basics.These are going to be part of the same fan fic; the premise is listed above. Polygamy aholy! (Which is partly supposed to fill in the void of me ending/remaking Total Drama World Tour Rewrite, and partly because I couldn't think of that many settings and I didn't want to write all dreambubble fics.)To recap and elaborate: the pairing centered in the ficlet will always be done in the flushed quadrant/"regular" human romance. Also, since I've decided to have all pairings happen in the same setting, let's face it: multiquadrant writing will get really messy, really fast. Conversations that would be intended to be serious would read like conversations between the trolls in Sweet Jade and Hella John. And I absolutley hated looking back on the conversations between the trolls in Sweet Jade and Hella John. Also I don't want to nitpick between which pairings I want to actually hook up and which I want to keep as rivalries/mediation triangles (which contrasts the groups-of-two thing anyway unless you don't count the mediator)/one-person-pacifies-the-other, because those three don't actually feel like romances to me for obvious reasons. I'm sorry, but I can't take the quadrants seriously. Yes, I know that was the intent.
INFO ABOUT THE COUPLE LIST: (Minor spoilers?)
Here's a rule: If I'm stuck on one chapter and work on a future chapter, then I finish the future chapter, once the chapter I'm stuck on is done I will publish both that and the future chapter at the same day. You can probably expect this to happen a lot with Jake, since each chapter pairing him up begins with an excerpt from his crappy comic book draft, which I cannot write at all. Fortunately (or not since that would mean the later chapters are more dense with him), the next Jake chapter isn't for quite some time.You already know that the first F/F pairing is Jane/Roxy at number one, and according to the closing AN the first M/F pairing is Jake/Terezi at three. Well, the first M/M pairing (which is also coincidentally the first incest pairing) is not until eleven.Dirk/Kanaya is within the first 30 pairings but I don't think this is important because that kinda-meme doesn't seem to be as popular anymore.Patron shipping fans, don't hold your breath: Three of them are in the four hundreds (one of those three being the third-to-last couple), though the other one is number 34.Tavros will be the last person to get involved in a pairing, at couple number 63. Bizarrely, the second-last person, Equius, will have his first chapter back in couple 29. The former will be first paired with a guy and the latter will be first paired with a girl.Both of Karkat's shipping grid pairings are in the two hundreds.All but one of the Sweet Jade and Hella John patronships (John/Nepeta, Jade/Kanaya, Feferi/Jake, and Equius/Jane) happen before 100, and the one that doesn't is only shortly after. Two of them are back-to-back.Dave is the first person to "complete" a harem of all 31 other players. Thinking about the first half of Sweet Jade and Hella John, this is actually a pretty fitting coincidence. Jane is the second.My least favorite of these 496 possibilities (hint: scroll up) is a little after 100.All of the "Crackcest Decathalon" ships are at a point after pairing 100, with widely varrying distances.The last couple is crack. Cross-session crack, too.
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite Rewrite
If you liked the old version, you will probably like this. It's the same basic plot, but with better wording, pacing, and less complaining from my part.
The following will be/has been changed from the original fan fic:Ezekiel's accomplishments and aditude will be toned down significantly. He will still pull the strings behind Owen's elimination, only he won't actually mean to kick him off. He doesn't actually start making master plans until after Owen loses (scratch that, so far it's coming out as he won't until Tyler loses thanks to how I'm doing chpater 3), and even then he's terrible at them and has to get bailed out several times.Removing most of the meta humor. No, just no. Also, in a less related note, I think Homestuck has turned me off of the idea of meta humor by loads. Seriously.A few of the eliminations will be changed from the old version. All of the eliminations of the chapters that have been published of the old version AND a change in plans for New York, except Egypt's chapter, will be changed.The ship battle in chapter 2 and a sled fight in chapter 4 (maybe not for the latter) will still take place, but the arrow scene in the first chapter has been heavily remade.Lindsay and Leshawna will be on swapped teams; there's no point in having Leshawna on Victory other than dumb angst (and as someone turned off by fan fics that treat interteam interactions as something horrible or "They must be making a secret alliance!" said angst is even dumber), and Lindsay sucks too much to be a part of the "central" team. Also she gets to compete with her best friend so there's that. Tyler and DJ also "switch" in both teams and in the Guy's Alliance; it makes more sense, now all five members would be ones that have/had girlfriends. This now means that Team Chris is the only one left unchanged.Removing that thing about the teams not being allowed to invite eachother over to the economic/first class since there wasn't really that much purpose to it. Also this would make way more oppertunity for the eight girls to all be together more often.
Ed, Edd n Eddy's Awesome Edventures
(TV Tropes page, since I don't consider this important enough to link to on the main list above at the time)
Like the SBIG series, this is my attempt at "irony." There are two series of episodes: "Awesome Edventures," which are mostly not connected and mostly consists of people (not just the Eds) fooling around, with abnormal incidents being very common. "Story" episodes are part of a longer, nonsense plot. Except I might not do the story episodes, or at least heavily re-work them into a simpler plot.
This may be in either webcomic or video form. As of now, it depends on how determined I am to try to see why Windows Movie Maker won't play Speakonia files (I exported one to .WAV format and it says that it cannot play the file for some reason.)
Episodes -- Awesome Edventures:
[Note: Unless stated otherwise, these episodes are not listed in planned production/air order.]
"Ed Pool:" Eddy and Edd are attempting to play a game of 8-ball, but Eddy repeatedly hits the wrong suit. They then try to play 9-ball, but Eddy keeps hitting the balls in the wrong order (might not do this scene). Frusterated, Eddy comes up with a freestyle and customisable billiards game, but things go wrong when the "mines" (which is an obstacle you're supposed to avoid hitting) turn out to be a little too realistic. Highly likely to be the pilot, and pretty much a "test" episode.
"Breakin' Out:" A rewrite of the episode where the Eds and Jonny attempt to escape from school, wherein they actually succeeded in leaving instead of (SPOILERS!) getting caught on the fence and being shot back. Highly likely to be the first lengthy episode. ("Ed Pool" might only be a test about two minuites long, while this will be about five to eight.)
Episodes -- Story:
[Note: For context, the "Story" episodes take place after the movie. Also, these are in production/air order.]
"A Awesome Beginning:" [sic] The Eds are hanging around when the Kanker sisters attack them. Angered, Edd makes a plan to gather the other kids for revenge. However, it turns out that the Kankers have gotten Jonny on their side.
With Movie Day published, I still have some problems with Soap and Real Story. For the former, I have a few ideas down for chapters and the like, but I realized that I haven't given much depth to any of the characters at all. For the latter, I already have the canon characters with personalities (Bash the show all you want and say that the Squirrel Boy characters are two dimensional or whatever but I can garuntee that they have more depth than my current plans of the Soap cast.) and I have given some thought into the original characters as well, I just have no idea how to excecute the plot without it becoming either a jumbled mess or a lame "fight this one villain then go to the next then the next" storyline. (You can tell with SJAHJ that I like complicated, multi-sided plots.) I have been flip-flopping as to which of them I should do first. As of this profile update, I'm going with Real Story, but that could change.
Originally I had a huge list about getting some fics out within a certain deadline, but after the Halloween Update (Basically GVS chapters 1 and 2; TDWTR 1 and 2; and 496 pairings 3, 4, 5, and 6) but I have no place to put this, here's me confirming that SBIG shall be annual:2009: The Eds' EDventure.2010: Zombie Attack!2011: Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals.2012: Currently the only one with more than one year: Sweet Jade and Hella John, Sheldin and Lenard Tock About Fysics, Kids Fit the Trolls, and Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals.2013: Gumball Vs Satan2014: Possibly Act 5 Vs Act 6 and/or SBIGlets.
By fic - Published:
The Eds' EDventure: This is on hiatus until I get some inspiration for the second chapter. I might have said this earlier here, but a lot of my fan works don't tend to get written unless I have seen or played something that heavily inspires them. To give an example, HHC underwent a huge pause once I finished Majora's Mask.
Zombie Attack! Once TEE's second chapter is written, I'll start the remake of this. The remake will include some better spelling and redirecting to Gumball vs Satan to find an actual ending. Until then, however, see The Eds' EDventure itself above.
Total Drama World Tour Rewrite: Sort of began finalizing chapter 3.
Total Zeksmit Plains: Working on this occasionally. No real plans for this. Chapter 4's rough draft is done.
Onionstuck: I've been working on the update sometimes... less often recengly, though. You know, this has been in such terrible condition that I'm considering calling it discontinued until further notice.
Movie Day: After servere writer's block on chapter 2's beginning, things have been getting just a little bit better now.
Sheldin And Lenard Tock About Fysicks: There will probably only be five comics total. Even so this is still a low priority.
Kids Fit the Trolls: Sequel's comin' soon. Probably after I knock out TZP's... fourth to sixth chapter, and while I'm working on TEE. Or not, since I do kind of like some of the plans for A5VA6 and I don't want to wait until I'm working on TEE again.
Housestuck Hurrcain Crconikals: Season 5 will begin on Valentine's Day. Season 6 might begin on June 11th, as afterall I will need a lot more extra time to write this and even by seasons 4-7 standards each chapter of season 6 will be pretty long and require a lot of fine details. I picked this date because it was the day I found some fanart I was a little fond of. Season 7 (the last season), I guess, can start on September 13th, the end of year three for HUC. I would have liked it to begin on April 7th so that HHC's beginning dates of its odd numbered seasons matched with HUC's... seasons in general, and so that HHC can end on 4/13, but season 6 will take a lot of effort to write (and I can't update with S7 before S6. That makes no sense at all) and I don't think season 7 will take so much effort as to postpone it until 4/13/2015.
496: Sorta started on Meutuna. Stuck. Started working on the chapter after that. This, along with HHC and SMB&MW, is planned to update on Valentine's Day, in this case for the end of year one.
Gumball Vs Satan: I might just let this gather dust for a while. Haven't worked on chapter 3 yet. By the way, six chapters total.
By fic - Unpublished: (Not finished, listed by likely publishing order)
Simpsons Meets Brandy and Mr. Whiskers: Started this at the beginning of February and I hope to finish it by Valentine's Day, basically giving me two weeks to write the entire thing. By the way, all four chapters will be out at the same time. It helps that the chapters are rather short, especially compared to just about all of my serious works so far and the later installments of SBIG. Like, I think these chapters will be around the length of an average Hecksing Ulumate Crconikals chapter. If merged together they would make a reasonable oneshot, but I think it will help the pacing if I divide them by the locations the characters reach.
Desert City: I'd say I'm about... halfway done. At the very least. With the rough draft.
Total Drama Race: I will start writing this after getting out either chapter 8 of TZP (where I think the core dynamic changes a little bit), or the original plan of chapter 12 of TDWTR (this was going to be mid-TDWTR filler, hiatus of Rewrite itself optional). Whichever comes first.
Dave's Hangover: Like SMB&MW, I started this at the beginning of February. Unlike that, the 14th is nowhere near a realistic goal date. It may be a one-shot, but I'll have to do a lot of planning for this (SMBaMW was pretty much thought up already, beginning to end, at least a year before I started writing the file. And I am talking about the new version. All I have to do is find not-cringe-worthy words to put it in.) and even so, it might be longer than the entirety of SMBaMW.
Everburn: ...Well the beginning's done and the ending part of the first chapter's done but there's a lot of holes in between. Particularlly towards the earlier points. And I don't really like the beginning that much either.
Act 5 Vs Act 6: Eh... put a little pause on this.
Kids Fight the Zombies: Same here, but I'm more interested in this than A5VA6.
Soap: I currently have writer's block on that because I have no idea at all on how to develop the main characters. As it stands my plans for them just make them seem terrible, one-dimensional, and annoying. Well, 'annoying' might not fit the first two of four main characters introduced, but it would likely fit the latter two.
The Real Story: Started this 3/26 after I made a bet with myself over a certain fan fic over whether it will do a cliche move. I lost the bet (I would give kudos to the author since the cliche in question (bringing Blaineley into a fan TD season on to have her not do anything and get kicked off first) is highly overused, except that fan fic has a self-insert so blatant and untollerable IMO that it pretty much ruins the story and I'd rather not give publicity negatively to specific fan works. Also I forgot what it was called.), so I have started on this.
Temples: Let's just say that my lack of progress on this (still at the twisted hallway, look up a playthrough of the OOT Forest Temple and see how early that is) is one of the many, yet more minor, reasons why I prefer Dersecest to Prospitcest. (Oh hey I for once actually like a pairing that is more popular on the fandom than it's "immediate counterpart!" I thought the TD fandom would drive me away from that!) Ironically the point I'm stuck at is supposed to be where John and Jade's progression through the temple as well as the next four temples becomes more original and quicker paced.
Total Drama Competition Advice:
This is really more of another list of pet peeves if anything but I don't care.
General:Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever have someone rig the votes. That is extremely lazy writing; basically being a bad plot device. Harold rigging the votes was basically just an excuse, and it should not be something to be repeated in fan fics. (Not only because it had been done before in canon, but because... well... yeah, it's an uncreative and stupid way to get someone voted off. Especially if the rigger is supposed to be the main antagonist, which Harold by the way was not. Mal was, but... well it didn't work anyway and don't most people hate the fifth season?) Also, I'd like to say that just because something happened in the canon of a work I like does not always mean I found it to be a good decision. This is a prime example.Don't make everyone treat interteam dating or friendships as if it were a serious taboo. For Heather, it makes sense, seeing how bossy and how much of a wannabe strategist she is, and maybe it will make sense for Courtney, but for anyone else it's rather out of character. None of the contestants are so paranoid that they think that any human interaction is a sign of an alliance just because they were categorized in by a list/the team captain/the first challenge, that's stupid. And if you think "Well my OC is basically a new Heather so-" please read the first astrisk under OC creating "advice."Confessionals should be used for a person's thoughts and/or elaboration on minor events, and not for characters to give out exposition. Remember, it's supposed to be a reality show, and in reality shows we don't hear the contestants' thoughts like we do in most works of fiction because we aren't mind readers. One use of the confessional is to take the place of that. I'm saying this because there were some fics that have the whole show a character's literal thoughts, which is kind of redundant due to the confessionals.Try to plan at least around four eliminations ahead. For seasons with reward challenges, still think in terms of eliminations. This way you can make it easier to develop the characters who will be getting voted off, and could even do what I do and put great focus on them just to kick them off early, effectilvey making the eliminations surprising. After all, who expects a seemingly main character getting the boot in chapter 7?
Rewrite specific:Don't rehash canon. I know I said this earlier, but I can't say this enough. Rehash means to bring something again without significant altering. And don't have one character do the exact same thing another character did in canon (ex. Cody avoiding getting caught by Chef by hiding under water in "Hide and be Sneaky" when Leshawna did that originally; something I've seen twice so far, though I'm sure one was inspired by the other); that's lazy writing and it's pretty OOC, and personally I think it's even worse than complete unalteration because it shows that even when forced to have something that should lead to a different outcome you redo what had happened as a result of laziness. Say what you will about character development, but the contestants are pretty unique, so them ending up in the exact same situations is unlikley. A good, entertaining rewrite is not one that nickpicks at what will be original while using canon events to fill in the rest. If you want to use the bare-bones idea for a concept, for the love of God please at least plan that the excecution will be different.Don't always make the same teams win as in canon; have the victor be determined based on context and reason, not "well this team was the original winner so they should win here too." It makes the fan fic pretty boring and predictable when we know which team is going to win every time.
Original Character Creating "Advice:"
The word "advice" is written in quotes because for now I'm not sure how this will turn out. Hell, I might even delete this.
Ok. So first I'm going to define what I think a Mary/Gary Sue is. I have thought that one generally follows some of these traits:
- Takes way more spotlight than anyone else, especially if needlessly. Like focusing on their irrelevant shenanigans while the actual plot comes to a grinding halt. This goes moreso if the story is supposed to be on an ensemble, rather than a single hero.
- Takes way more importance to the plot than anyone else. Moreso than one would expect from a main character.
- Either has no flaw that actually does anything in the long run or has a "flaw" that's only stated when the events in the story contradict it. (IE they randomly trip even though it doesn't matter, "are hard to make friends with" or "shy" but inexplicably befriend the author's favorite characters, or are "dumb" yet end up more savvy than even the characters that are supposed to be savvy.)
- Solves almost any and all problems, especially individually. This ties into point 2.
These traits do not automatically make someone a Sue in my eyes:
- Anything unusual but still possible within the fiction's world. (My TZ OC Amy is built around this. Sort of.)
- Dressing in fancy/revealing clothing.
- Being an author stand-in. (I absolutley hate self-inserts as part of the main cast group, but I'm sure it can be pulled off well. Basically don't make them vehicles to shove your opinion's down the reader's throats, give them reasonable flaws, and everything should be okay.)
- Being extremely powerful. As long as they either don't completely trivallize almost everything they face or they are given some reasonable limitations. Let's use Rock Pikmin and Pikmin 2-era Purple Pikmin as a comparason: Rock Pikmin add a bit more variety in combat, where throwing them helps more than charging them or dismissing them, and while they add extra damage it still isn't much to really insta-kill anything more than the basic enemies that any other color can insta-kill. Sure, they're also immune to a number of attacks, but not only do some of them leave them stuck in the ground for a few seconds, but other Pikmin have their immunities. They overall make a few situations helpful but don't break the game open (er... final boss aside, and even that takes effort). Purples, on the other hand, can be used to wipe out anything not in water or the final boss in a matter of seconds, granting a near-win in the game. Just effortlessly chuck a few of them and even some of the larger enemies will be dead, and if they don't die they'll probably be stunned too. They may be hard to get, and slow (and that can be negated with Spicy Spray!), but this isn't really anything to worry about unless you're new to the second game or get caught off guard. Like, the Gattling Groink is the only regular enemy in the game you have to worry about killing them before they kill it. In short, if going for power, write Rock Pikmin, not Purple Pikmin.
- Sad backstories. Granted, these can be pretty stupid themselves, but I think that a crappy backstory and a crappy character can be mutually exclusive.
Basically, it's all about excecution, not concept. Sort of. Pretty much everything is significantly harder to pull off well if it fits the second numbered list above.
These are some general points I came up with, going by trends I have seen with OCs in various fandoms:I've said things along these lines a lot, so let me put it this way: Don't forget that the "O" in "OC" stands for original.Do not base a character off yourself unless you absolutley, completely know what you're doing! Trust me, this can get messy. And can lead to some pretty bland character types. And personally, I find it to be really uncreative and lazy writing, moreso than using canon characters because it takes no effort to try to guess the OC's actions or fill in the personality if all it takes is to ask yourself "What would I do in that situation?"There is nothing wrong with having OCs period, especially for something like Simpsons where every other episode has a new group of people.I might get some flack for this but there is nothing wrong with pairing an OC with a canon character so long as you are not just using the OC as an excuse to pair up yourself with a character you have a crush on. Some people do this with canon characters as well by derailing them into self-inserts; not too good of an idea either and I find it worse than having an OC do it because at least for the OC you don't have an established character you're ruining. (Or, if the romance is poor, compared to self-inserting instead of self-inserts only one established character is ruined instead of two.)How easy is it to answer if someone asks, "What is the difference between your OC and [canon character]?" Excluding looks, name, and backstory. If their personalities are just about identical, try to tweak them as much as possible to make a more new character. Or use the character that they are a copy of. It's not innovotive or interesting to have an original character who's quirk is that they're a ripoff of an established character from the same series.Characters who exist to mostly fulfil one closed in joke with little room for character development are bad ideas in the case of special groups like Homestuck session players (unless that session in particular is hardly elaborated upon) or Total Drama contestants, where the room for the main cast is limited. Having one or two gimick characters is alright; the entire "gang" consisting of them might make the fan fic something of a repetitive annoyance to read.An original character who'se personality only ammounts to "They really like X and if you insult it to them then they get REALLY MAD AND GRRGBEESGKVAJSGA" is not a well developed character. For that matter, try to use that gimmick sparingly or not at all.
I try to base my OCs off basic character types that were not part of the original group.