Imagine April, Casey, Karai, and the turtles are in like their mid to late thirties or something.
Imagine Casey has the brilliant idea to start a comic book series about the adventures the turtles had when they were younger.
Imagine he goes to his bff Raph with the idea, since he and Raph are both artistic.
Imagine he gives Raph a long spiel stating that 1. not only would these comics become a historical reference for future historians about their lives (as Renet had already told the turtles how famous they’d be), but 2. that their lives could easily be made into a comic book series that a wide range of people could find compelling.
Imagine Raph agrees.
Imagine them asking Leo for a journal he kept when he was young (or rather, asking him to type up an edited version he wouldn’t mind them seeing) that they could use as a chronology reference.
Imagine them asking Mikey for help with comic relief.
Imagine them asking Donnie to proofread/write his own technobabble since, “It’s important to be accurate.”
Imagine Raph and Casey start to brainstorm pen names since they want to use their actual names in the story.
Imagine while brainstorming pen names, Raph asks Casey, “Hey, what were those names you used to write on your gear?” and Casey answers, “Eastman and Laird.”
Imagine they decide to use the pen names Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.
Imagine them checking in with the clan before sending it off to be published to make sure everyone felt accurately represented (so it wouldn’t be like those sitcom episodes where one person writes a book and obviously copies real life but from their point of view, making everyone else look awful).
Imagine their semi-autobiographical comic becomes a huge hit.
Imagine it eventually gets out that the comics were true stories.
Imagine that’s how they become famous (in the 2012 universe, postseries).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Eastman and Laird’s Mirage Studios Covers—SPOTLIGHT
Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird (a & c) The book that classic TMNT fans have been waiting for! All the covers from the earliest days of Mirage Studios in one archival collection, plus pencils/inks/paintings by co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, including all the original sketches, behind the scenes insight, and never before seen works made available through the incredible archives of Eastman and Laird! A must-have volume for Turtles fans and collectors. HC • PC • $39.99 • 200 pages • 8” x 12.5” A new definitive collection for fans of the Turtles, Peter Laird, and Kevin Eastman! Advance solicited for June release!
No, really, Technically Tcest is cannon! Let me explain… Many of you out there have probably gotten a lot of flames and trolling from haters out there who want to give you grief about liking Tcest… And it’s easy to dispute with arguments that the odds of them being biologically related are, well, IMPOSSIBLE, and even if by some miracle that they were, being turtles they really wouldn’t care. But the last resort of many on the “anti-tcest” crusade is to whip out the old tired and true “It’s not cannon.” (if this were a valid argument, 85% of fanfics and fanart for anything would cease to exist).
Well guess what? They couldn’t be more wrong! Back in 1993, TMNT writer Bill Fitts was retiring from Mirage Studios to move back to his hometown, but before he left he wanted to make one last TMNT comic, as a final farewell. Fitts wrote and drew the layouts, Dan Seneres did the pencils which Fitts inked, and finally Steve Lavigne did the lettering. The comic was Adult Rated (which is code for it was basically porn) and it was titled “The Birds and the Bees and the Turtles” (done in the Archie Comics style), only 50 copies were printed and it was gifted to members of Mirage Studios Staff. And in it’s pages it clearly shows Donatello happily engaging in homosexual intercourse with one of his brothers (code for Donnie-boy really likes it in the butt).
Think about it, this comic was written, drawn, inked and printed by official, PAID Mirage Studios writers and artists in house (meaning the studio). It was never printed mainstream to be sold to the public because it was considered taboo and they didn’t want to risk losing fans and business because of enraged parents wanting to shied their children’s innocence from from Teenage Mutant “sexual deviant” turtles, although if you have a few hundred bucks in your paypal account, every now and then a copy appears on e-bay.
The comic was a gag gift, yes, but it still was technically a comic- not drawn by fans but by the actual people responsible for the licensed characters. The comics are the source material for all TMNT incarnations- so technically, that makes it cannon.
And if they can’t accept that, then they must admit that the logic behind their argument is flawed- you don’t get to say something is wrong because the “facts” say otherwise, then cherry-pick said “facts” because you don’t like all of them.
That being said, if someone does not like T-cest, then that is their choice and they do not have to read it or look at it’s art, that is their right, just as it is ours to enjoy T-cest. (I personally HATE Raph/Mona Lisa with every fiber of my being but I don’t go around posting nasty comments on other people’s art if they happen to favor that pairing, I simply choose not to view that art and my life is much easier because of it.)
BTW all you LeoRai fans- Peter Laird (you know, co-creater of TMNT) says he is 100% AGAINST Turtle/Human relationships so stick THAT in your precious cannon and fire it off to where the sun don’t shine! >:-P ….Also, both Eastman and Laird really HATE Venus De Milo and have taken a solem vow that she will never EVER return again in any future incarnation of TMNT EVER, so yeah… No humans, and no female turtles, but they have never outright spoken against TCest. Since they OWN Tmnt, I think they have final say in what is cannon or not, so there!
April’s Character Bio and Stats from the TMNT Roleplaying series from Palladium Books. Illustrated by Kevin Eastman/Peter Laird, featured in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangness by Erick Wujcik.
Real Name: April O’Neil Alignment: Principled Attributes: I.Q.: 19, M.E.: 11, M.A.: 13, P.S.: 13, P.P.: 14, P.E.: 11, P.B.: 14, Spd.: 13 Age: 27 Sex: Female Weight: 115lbs Height: 5ft 8in Hit Points: 17 S.D.C.: 6 Disposition: Cheerful, friendly and concerned about people, hard working. Powers: None Psionics: None Level of Experience: 1st Level Level of Education: Master’s Degree Scholastic Bonus: +36% Occupation: Computer Programmer Scholastic Skills: Biology- 70% Chemistry- 75% Computer Operation- 95% Computer Programming- 75% Intelligence- 76% Photography- 85% Paramedic- 85% Writing (Journalism)- 68% Weapon Proficiencies: None Physical Skills/Training: Hand to Hand: Basic General Athletics Swimming: Basic Running Secondary Skills: Art (Carpentry)- 46% Cook- 65% Dance- 45% Pilot Automobile- 98% Pilot Small Truck- 98% Basic Electronics- 45% Study, Antiques- 92% Study, History- 85% COMBAT SKILLS: Attacks Per Melee: 2 Bonuses: No Bonuses to Strike/Parry/Dodge/Damage; +2 to Roll with Punch or Fall. Personal Profile: April is a very intelligent young woman. As a teenager she was a dedicated computer “hacker.” The skills she gained then were later translated into her career as computer programmer, specializing in robotics software. This is how she came to be associated with Dr. Baxter Stockman and his “Mouser” project.
April also has an interest in antiques and junk, with the emphasis on the junk. The brownstone that she lives in has a junk store called “Second Time Around” on the first floor. This is the one her father used to own before he had his stroke. Now April operates the store part-time. The Mutant Turtles are now living in the building with her.
Except for taking a few self-defense courses, April has no special fighting skill. She is in good shape though and runs and does aerobics regularly. Special Weapons: None Criminal Record: None