Author has written 13 stories for Calvin & Hobbes, Kingdom Hearts, Minecraft, Pikmin, My Little Pony, and Dragon Ball Z.
News: Story Update 2: Update Harder
I have revealed release dates for my first four entries into the Omniverse Event.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ΔX, the official sequel to Calvin's Quest, will be released on Friday October 16th, exactly two months after the official conclusion of the previous story.
- Psych: It Takes One to Divine One will be released in mid-fall, probably in late November or early December.
- Calvin and Hobbes: Voidtrapped will be released on the day of the Steam Summer Sale next summer. So yeah, bit of a wait for that one.
- Red Squared Vs. Blue Squared will be posted whenever I get around to it.
In addition, I plan to do some work on Freeman Across the Universe, a story which may or may not be part of the Omniverse Event depending on whether or not I decide to write it at all and how much I'm willing to commit to it.
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.
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)
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 the girl. 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 such as fog, 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.
Six months have passed since the Quest, and Calvin and Hobbes are bored. School is in full swing, and they have nothing to do on the weekend. Calvin wishes something would happen soon; he honestly doesn't care what. Needless to say, what happens isn't the kind of thing he wanted: without warning, a crack in reality opens up, dragging him, Hobbes, Susie, and Moe into another universe: one in which everyone is obsessed with card games for some reason.
Suddenly Calvin, Hobbes, and their not-exactly-friends find themselves on their own in an unfamiliar world. Fortunately, Calvin happens to be something of a duelist himself, and soon the four find themselves quite by accident living the high life in a fancy hotel. But all is not well: even as Calvin attempts to find a way home, mysterious forces are at work in Domino City. Who is the mysterious person known only as Solstice, and what does he or she want with Calvin? Are the rumors of powerful cards hidden in the hotel true? And what will happen when the group comes face to face with one of Calvin's most dangerous enemies?
(This story is the official sequel to Calvin's Quest, but you don't necessarily need to read that story to understand this one. Part of the Omniverse Event.)
Psych: It Takes One to Divine One
Shawn Spencer isn't a real psychic. Oh sure, he may have insinuated he was once or twice or ten times a day for the last few years, but it was all a cover. He doesn't actually believe in things like aliens or ghosts or magic. So imagine his surprise when some sort of dimensional rift opens in his office and transports him and Gus to another universe...one in which the two of them apparently never existed.
Before they can come to terms with the weirdness they've already experienced, they're thrown headfirst into even more by a strange woman in even stranger clothes. Apparently in this world, magic is real and taught to young witches and wizards at a secret school. And right now that school is in trouble: a series of strange accidents have convinced the staff that someone is out to murder the Divinations teacher. The only way to solve the mystery is for Shawn to go undercover as her temporary replacement while he searches for clues. But who could possibly be behind the attacks? Can Shawn and Gus really pass as wizards in a school full of them? And who exactly is this "Harry Potter" he and Gus keep hearing about?
(Yes, it's kind of cliche, but I think the idea has promise, and I have some twists up my sleeve. Part of the Omniverse Event.)
Calvin and Hobbes: Voidtrapped
Calvin tended to think of himself as just a normal kid. Sure he's invented a time machine, and traveled to Mars, and has a best friend who's a tiger, and may or may not have been involved with that whole noodle thing. But on the whole, he's always been an ordinary kid who wanted to have fun.
But then one day, everything changes.
Upon downloading a popular new video game called Sburb off Steam, Calvin suddenly finds himself caught up in a whole new world: a world of mystery and (maybe) magic, of denizens and monarchs, of exiles and gods. As he and a group of other kids attempt to avoid killing each other long enough to beat this game and achieve their mysterious objective, Calvin finds himself questioning a lot of things about his own nature, and about his past and future. And slowly, he'll come to realize that he is far from an ordinary kid.
(Part of the Omniverse Event, and explores some theories I read up on and thought were really cool. This is NOT set in the same timeline as Calvin's Quest; this is a standalone Calvin and Hobbes / Homestuck crossover.)
Red Squared Vs. Blue Squared
Ever since man first took up banners and arms against each other, an epic battle has raged between two clashing ideologies. This battle has shaped the course of human history, creating and destroying entire nations. That battle is, of course, the epic struggle between Red and Blue. And when the gates between worlds open, these forces will clash as never before.
When a time rift opens between a war zone 1968 and a remote box canyon in 2552, two very different groups of Reds and Blues come into contact: the RED and BLU mercenaries of Mann Co., and the Red and Blue Armies of Project Freelancer. The groups find themselves stranded in an unfamiliar location: an abandoned facility filled with secrets. And needless to say, both groups want those secrets all for themselves.
And so begins a war unlike any the universe has ever seen, as soldiers from two wars come together in an attempt to prove their fundamental belief: that the other side sucks. Who will dominate the Facility? What secrets will be revealed in the process? And what will happen when Sarge realizes that he may not be in charge of Red Team anymore?
(Part of the Omniverse Event. This is set in an alternate RvB timeline shortly after the end of Season 5.)
Freeman Across the Universe
Based on the web series "Freeman's Mind"; further details will be posted later.
(May or may not be part of the Omniverse Event; I'll decide later.)
The Omniverse Event: Story List (so far)