In January of 2016, Alterna Comics tweeted about wanting to see an Aquatbats comic. After an enormous amount of “likes” and “retweets,” Peter Simeti (founder/owner of Alterna) found himself in a discussion with the band. Months passed and nothing really came to fruition. Being a huge fan of the band–and their tv show–I wanted to move things along.
So I made a proof-of-concept pitch with @axureneas. You know, the natural thing to do.
Our pitch was a direct continuation of “The Aquabats! Super Show!” Being true to the tv iteration of the band, different art styles would pop up in every issue. This would’ve been done through the help of various creators from around the world. So, in a way, it would’ve been a fun lil mixtape anthology.
While nothing really came of this short, I’m still immensely happy about how things turned out. With KISS and Gwar comics on the horizon, maybe enough likes, RTs, and reblogs will show the band that fans really want a comic!
This is Post-Beyond. Scroll to the bottom for Anna’s author’s notes. I have a ton.
Big ol’ thanks to @outside-the-government for her inspiration/support, even if it didn’t turn out like I planned. If you have not checked out her blog, go now. It’s fabulous. She is fabulous.
This is part one of three,but can certainly be read as a standalone. Full of fandom cliches, ‘cause I’ve never had an original thought once in my life.
Also, McKirk. It’s always McKirk.
Jim had convinced them all to go camping.
been transferred back to San Fran after Krall’s attack. Len’s been holed up in the
lab for most of leave, has grudgingly accepted a part time mentorship position working
with senior cadets.
“C’mon, Bones,” Jim whines. “The White River is gorgeous in the fall. Everyone’s going. Ben’s even
had bitched and moaned and grumbled, “Years stuck in space, and the first
opportunity you get, you wanna sleep on the cold ground under the damn stars.”
finds himself in Washington, anyway.
spends most of the first day on the river. He hasn’t gone fly fishing since
David’s illness, and dammit, if it doesn’t feel good. The breeze is cool on his
cheeks and the rush of the water over his boots is a comfort. Ben and Hikaru have
Demora at the shoreline. Ben’s splashing her gently, and she’s squealing.
Private Feyre Archeron is now a prisoner of war in the Ural Mountains along with her boyfriend, Captain Tamlin Springer (son of the U.S. Secretary of Defense); his best friend, First Lieutenant Lucien Fallbrook; and tech millionaire-turned-traitor Rhysand Knight. Facing death, she must put her life in the hands of those she barely trusts.
Word Count: 2,345
A/N: Part 1 of my Modern ACOTAR AU. Some lines come directly from ACOTAR and belong to Sarah J. Maas.
Magic occurs in many different forms, but can be divided into three general categories: Arcane, Divine, and most recently, Psychic. However, while each one has a different source, in truth all forms of magic are one and the same, mystic, otherworldy energy changing reality. Some who understand this seek to master multiple disciplines at the same time, rather than just adapt one discipline to utilize the powers associated with another. These die-hard devotees to mixing magic are known as mystic theurges. A mystic theurge can be any combination of arcane and divine caster, which can lead to some interesting combinations, such as bard-druids, or sorcerer-shamans, and so on, which is a fair shade more diverse than the classic wizard-cleric. No matter what their combination of classes is or how they arrived at it, these mages specialize in blurring the lines between the two.
As they blend their two disciplines, the learn to substitute the magical energy of one for the spells of the other, preparing or spontaneously casting magic in a slightly inefficient manner, but ensuring that they always have enough magic available to prepare and cast the spells they need each day. Drawing upon a reservoir of extreme focus, masters of the dual path can cast two spells simultaneously, one from each discipline. This twin magic can overwhelm foes affected by both spells, unable to handle both at the same time. For sheer number of spell slots and versatility, there’s no beating the mystic theurge. The number of possible builds that combine their arcane and divine casting is truly staggering. However, keep in mind that even with level selections slanted one way or the others, you’re unlikely to get more than a few spell slots at the highest levels you can cast, not to mention not mastering your non-spellcasting abilities of each class. If you have no interest in those, and only desire more spells, by all means consider taking this prestige class.
Being a mystic theurge causes one to occupy a unique role in society. To most laypersons, one’s magic is indistinguishable from whatever sort of magic user one presents oneself as. The learned, however, can tell the difference. Do they view you as a dabbler, a dangerous archmage, a heretic? Perhaps they assume you know every spell ever and can do anything. What’s interesting about this prestige class is that it is so simple that only a change in the requirements is needed to open it up to combinations involving psychic casters. Perhaps these casters are called “Esoteric Theurges”, or “Spiritual Theurges”?
Elves are known for both their wizardry and their love of nature, so it comes as no surprise that one of their oldest traditions blends arcane magic and the divine power of druids. Called “Veil Parters” for mix of natural and arcane magic, these theurges are sought after for their wisdom and power.
Denar Spirit-Caller dutifully serves a dual role in his tribe, acting as both skald, recalling the victories of the fallen, and as shaman, calling them from beyond the grave to fight once more. Inspiring the living and calling the dead with his eagle bone flute, he would be the perfect one to rally his people against the coming invaders.
Blending arcanist creativity with occultist reverence, the esoteric theurges of the Runeclaw lizardfolk clan bend their spells and channel them through relics sacred to their people. However, they have come under fire from the nearby nation of Aluzon, which forbids both arcane and psychic magic. To them, the lizards are the worst of heretics, fit only to be purged in holy fire.
Some more things from Over the Garden Wall AU- Commander claims to have run away from a circus but gets very nervous when they find an actual circus run by a magician and a man with a beastly curse.
Also working out Eaglebones and Eagleclaw- eagleclaw is cursed into an eagle and Bones must finds his brother, but realizes along the journey he too has been cursed! The curse is broken when the two settle their brotherly quarrels during a moment of dire danger.