Author has written 17 stories for Calvin & Hobbes, Kingdom Hearts, Minecraft, Pikmin, My Little Pony, Dragon Ball Z, Harry Potter, Yu-Gi-Oh, Psych, SCP Foundation Mythos, and Homestuck.
News Update: Good news, everyone!
I have some major news about The Omniverse Event! I am thrilled to announce that as of today, TheBigCat, whom you probably recognize as the author of The Rift Effect and the Theory trilogy, is now my official co-author! This includes projects such as Yu-Gi-Oh! ΔX, It Takes One to Divine One, Voidtrapped, and other works. Kitty is just an absolutely fantastic writer and just an awesome human being in general, and it's absolutely amazing that we'll be getting the chance to work together like this.
In terms of specific stories, I think that with this new arrangement we'll be able to get new chapters out a lot sooner. In regards to ΔX, I have made an official executive decision- my last as the solo writer- to split "In His Blue Eyes" into three parts, and to reduce "Dueling with a Champ" to two parts. Sorry if that offsets plans at all, but this duel is just going on SO LONG. Honestly, the chapter length was getting unwieldy anyway.
In regards to our other stories, expect the next chapter of Voidtrapped pretty soon. It Takes One To Divine One Chapter 7 is pretty close to completion, though I don't want to go too fast on that story because the ending ties in with other stuff that hasn't happened yet in the event. Duelist Foundation Chapter 1 will be published pretty soon as well. As for Sunset 16, expect it not long after Kitty and I have worked things out; that is definitely one that's gonna be worth the wait.
Well, that's it for now! Keep your eyes peeled for future updates, and as always...good night, Fanfiction. Goodnight.
Calvin now has a Tumblr account: Calvin Reads Problem Sleuth! It's pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: Calvin liveblogging his way through Problem Sleuth, a webcomic by Andrew Hussie and spiritual precursor to Homestuck. I like this idea because it allows me to put out some content while at the same time not having to spend days working on a new chapter. Plus, Problem Sleuth is pretty dang funny. So come along with Calvin and witness his slow descent into madness as he encounters magic windows, teleporters galore, and of course pumpkins. (It is indeed canon with The Omniverse Event.)
THE OMNIVERSE EVENT
The Omniverse Event is a large-scale writer crossover event that anyone can participate in. Under this Event, a (hopefully) large number of stories by (again hopefully) a large number of authors involving a meeting between two universes will take place within the same shared narrative. The narrative prompt for the story is as follows:
Something has gone wrong with the Omniverse. A network of rifts is spreading across it, triggered by some unknown cataclysmic event. In any universe where the rifts appear, things start to change. The rules of one world start to bleed over into another, causing reality to distort. Objects, creatures, and even people from one universe find the rifts and pass through to another, one which is utterly alien to them. And when worlds come into contact, chaos inevitably follows...
So yeah, that's basically the idea. Here are the rules:
1) Before posting your idea, make sure to send me a private message regarding your idea, so that I can approve the story (which I almost always will unless it violates the below rules) and add it to an official list. Also send me a PM when you publish your story so I can update its status on the list.
2) Stories must focus on the basic premise explored above, i.e. the universes of two or more franchises coming into contact via the dimensional rifts. All other story details are more or less up to you.
3) Try to keep stories rated T or lower. M-rated stories may be accepted if I like the idea enough, but know that a large portion of the audience will not be able to read such stories.
4) Stories should try not to directly contradict each other, as this just creates more work for everyone trying to come up with an explanation.
5) I will try to read any and all stories that are part of the Event, but if large numbers of people submit stories I may not get around to it.
6) Stories that are part of the Event should refer to themselves as such in author's notes or other in-story sources.
Other rules may be added if I think of them and deem them necessary.
I personally have a few ideas for stories to be part of the Event, and I will be posting them as necessary. Since my track record with updates is pretty abysmal, I may not end up finishing them. However, in the event that I decide to abandon a story, I will generally attempt to hand it off to someone else who is interested in it, passing along my original plans for the story.
That's about it for now. With that, go forth and create!
Sentences I never thought I'd hear:
1) "Not in front of the fox; he's with the owl!" - Sokka (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
So I've recently started a new story: Ponyball Z Abridged! Basically, it's a ponification of TeamFourStar's excellent web series "Dragonball Z Abridged", and basically it consists of replacing the DBZA characters with the Mane 6 and switching out the dialogue to make it set in Equestria. The project was inspired by The Wholocked Brony's excellent "Adventures in Time" story, which is a similar project but with Doctor Who. (Incidentally, I tried to upload the story to FIMfiction, but they rejected it because it's "not original content". Still a bit pissed.)
Basically, here are the characters who have thus far been introduced and/or mentioned, and their corresponding MLP characters:
- Goku: Twilight (brilliant at what they do well, but kind of naive and stupid outside their comfort zone)
Yu-Gi-Oh! ΔX Season 1 Upcoming Episode List:
- Episode 09: In His Blue Eyes Part 2
Why ZEXAL is the best Yu-Gi-Oh! series (so far)
1) "Take a Chance" is the greatest theme song of all time.
2) Yuma doesn't start out as the world's best duelist. This is a big deal: Yugi defeated the world champion in the first episode, Jaden out-dueled a Duel Academy teacher during his entrance exam, and we all know about Mr. Yusei "Never Lost a Duel In The Entire Series" Fudo. Yuma starts out as an ordinary duelist; in fact, he's actually a pretty bad duelist at the start. But he learns from Astral and from his opponents, and by the end of the series he has become the King of Games not through innate talent, but through hard work and determination to win.
3) The Number Cards. They're pretty much the most awesome archetype of all time. Giving the villain of the week a Number Card is a great way to turn what would ordinarily be a filler episode into something plot-relevant. Combine that with the fact that ZEXAL was the series where the animators finally went all-out with the CGI integration, and you get some spectacular monsters. (Bonus points for Xyz Summoning just being cool as heck in the anime.)
3a) Number 9: Dyson Sphere. My God, when this thing appeared on the field, I got chills. I had to go back and rewatch the scene a couple more times because it was so cool. The reveal of this card is, to me, a scene on the level with "Exodia...OBLITERATE!" from the first episode of the original series. And then they gave this card a Number C upgrade because it really needed to be that much more awesome.
4) Yuma actually gets together with Tori. It frustrates me that none of the romance subplots in the previous series actually went anywhere. Yugi and Tea's relationship never got farther than the innuendo stage. I don't think Alexis and Jaden even got that far. As for Yusei and Akiza, Ra only knows what happened between them. I normally don't care about romance, especially since shows like this have much bigger things at stake, but if you're going to introduce characters solely to be love interests, do something with them!
5) It combines the things that worked about the previous series, and fixed the parts that didn't work. It managed to have the over-arching storyline of the original series without having seasons-long filler arcs that ultimately went nowhere. It had the light-hearted tone of GX while still managing to get serious when it needed to be. And it managed to have the updated graphics and cooler monster designs of 5Ds while being able and willing to take a chance to make it all the way. (See what I did there?)
6) It's the one that's going to come true, at least from a technological standpoint. The hologram technology was always the part of the show that most strained my suspension of disbelief, especially when you had holograms straight-up punching people. Ancient Egyptian sorcerers summoning monsters from their souls to do battle with evil shadow forces from another dimension? Sure, whatever. But a hologram being projected freely with no obvious projector or scattering medium, sometimes from a moving vehicle? Not okay. Not okay at all. ZEXAL fixed at least the first problem by introducing the Duel Lens, the technology of which is not only possible, but exists right now in the form of the HoloLens. Between that and the fact that the "spirit guide" of the series is actually an alien, this series placed Yu-Gi-Oh! firmly into science fiction territory. And I just like that.
7) The ending. Sweet troll Jegus, the ending. Screw the people who complain about "cheap resurrection"; this is the single greatest ending to a series I've ever encountered. Maybe that's just because it comes at the end of the relentlessly depressing sixth arc, but seeing all the major characters of the series- even the former villains like Vetrix and Vector- joining forces and flying off to Astral World to combat some new threat was a heartwarming scene. Incidentally, this is one of those scenes (along with Dyson Sphere's introduction) that I think the English dub did better than the Japanese version. Why? Because they played "Take a Chance" in the background, that's why!! (Incidentally, any guess as to whether The Omniverse Event will delve into the nature of this new threat? Wait and see!)
Artemis Fowl: The Homeworld Directive
It has been four years since the end of the world at the hands of Opal Koboi. Human civilization is slowly rebuilding itself, led toward a new future by the Fowl family's clean energy technology. Underground, the People are hard at work on the rebuilding of Haven, working hard to learn from the mistakes of the past. Artemis Fowl, his memories regained, once again walks the balance between two worlds; he is now the leader of the Earth II Project, a consortium of gifted individuals working to create a better world... with a little secret input from Holly and Foaly. Hope, it seems, has never been brighter.
But then one day, everything changes when a meteorite crashes near Fowl Manor. Inside the meteor are three strange entities: shapeshifting crystal creatures known as Gems, calling themselves Citrine, Coral, and Jade. They claim to have come to Earth in search of a renegade from their planet, who has come here for unknown purposes. Artemis soon finds himself treading a delicate balance as he simultaneously attempts to hide these Gems from humans, prevent a militant LEP splinter cell from declaring war on the Gems' home planet, and track the renegade Gem across the planet. As one crisis after another looms from the darkness, Artemis may find that this is one challenge he and his friends cannot overcome.
The Angels of Misthaven (Co-authored with UltimateMaxmericaShipper)
Max has no idea where she is. The last thing she remembers was flying back to the United States on a plane (as passengers this time) after successfully taking down Itex. Then some sort of wormhole thing opened up in front of her, and she blacked out. Now she, Iggy, and Gazzy find themselves in a small Maine town known as Storybrooke. The town seems normal enough...but why do the residents seem so distant? Why will no one talk about their past? And is there any truth to the rumors of strange beasts prowling the town line, abducting people one by one...?
Fang has no idea where he is. He was in the same accident as Max, but he's certainly not in Storybrooke. Instead, he, Nudge, and Angel awaken in a forest in what appears to be medieval times. Before they can come to terms with this they are attacked by a chimera, only to be rescued by an honest-to-god knight on horseback. This, needless to say, is not a typical Wednesday for anyone, even a teenage bird-kid who regularly gets involved with world saving and similar activities. It soon turns out that the three have been transported to a land called the Enchanted Forest, where magic is real and fairy tale characters play out an intricate story. But something seems to be trying to change the story: sinister creatures have been appearing throughout the kingdom, and no one seems to know how to stop them.
As events past and present converge, it becomes very clear that someone is manipulating events to their favor. As Max's group and Fang's group struggle to reach each other, questions just keep building: who is the mysterious Rumplestiltskin, and what does he want with Fang? Who or what is controlling these shadow creatures? How has the Flock been split across time and space to these two distant worlds? And, most mysteriously, who exactly is this "Dylan" who keeps trying to call Max?
(Note: This is set in early Season 3 of Once Upon A Time and in an alternate timeline after Maximum Ride Book 3.)
It's been a long school year for Sunset and her friends. Between finals, typical high school drama, and battling demons from another universe seemingly every other week, they're about ready to drop. And now that summer's here, it looks like the perfect chance for relaxation. Unfortunately, fate has other plans in mind: on the last day of school, Sunset discovers a mysterious watch abandoned behind her school...a watch which immediately latches itself to her arm and won't come off. Oh, and it also gives her the power to transform into any of sixteen different alien creatures.
It soon proves that the watch has arrived not a moment too soon: strange portals are opening up across the planet, and from them all manner of otherworldly beings are emerging. Sunset and her friends soon find themselves the last line of defense against an invasion neither they nor most of the invaders themselves understand. With the aid of her new powers- and some unexpected help from certain other students- Sunset must step up to be her world's hero...and fast.
Because there is darkness on the horizon...and no one is ready.
(Note: Depending on how it turns out, this may be an AU to Equestria Girls 4.)
Hints about current and future stories:
- This series includes easily the darkest scene I've ever written, set near the end of Season 2.
It Takes One to Divine One:
- This story is slightly alternate-universe, mainly because I don't know exactly what happened at Hogwarts in the years following Book 7 in the extended lore or whatever J.K. Rowling has released since then. Though it won't be explicitly stated in the story, I've also moved up the date so that the Psych Season 4 finale takes place roughly 7 years after Deathly Hallows, mainly because I'm too lazy to look up what year the books occurred in.
Calvin and Hobbes: Voidtrapped:
- I decided to write this story awhile browsing some miscellaneous Calvin and Hobbes and Homestuck theories. More specifically, certain things I read made me start thinking about the question "What if Calvin played Sburb? What would his quest be like?" I can't give away any particular information, since it would spoil the main twists of the story, but I have a few ideas on how this story is going to play out.
- This series will feature at least two characters each from the original series, GX, 5Ds, and Zexal. ARC-V will not be featured because it has its own multiverse to deal with, and I don't want to risk invalidating the canon of an ongoing series. Plus, I haven't watched most of it yet.
The Angels of Misthaven:
- This will be my first coauthored story, written alongside my close friend UltimateMaxmericaShipper.
- This story involves something I got into very quickly in the last few weeks. I haven't seen all of it, so I can't promise I'll get the lore exactly right, but at the same time I'll be keeping the lore of that franchise to a minimum and focusing on either original content or lore from the other franchise. You'll see what that means soon enough.
- Calvin's Quest by me (prequel)