Divergence (Part 2)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the second part of a two-chapter Jimmy Neutron fanfic.  Part I can be found HERE.


“Serva ma, servabo te.” (“Save me and I will save you.”)

Petronius Arbiter


“Gas planets,” James groaned as the mocking screech of Lindbergh Elementary’s bell pierced his ears. He deactivated his jetpack and awkwardly fell to the ground; his first steps landed him ankle-deep in a puddle. Jimmy narrowed his eyes but otherwise ignored the unpleasant sensation while dashing through the school’s double doors. Cindy bursting out of the library sent him sliding to a halt; he avoided a collision by the curl of his hair.

It only took a second after pulling back in shock for Cindy to wryly snap, “Late again, huh Neutron?” She set off towards Ms. Fowl’s class at a brisk pace, and Jimmy rolled his eyes while falling in step beside her.

“And what’s your excuse for dashing to class, Vortex?” Continue reading Divergence (Part 2)

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Divergence (Part 1) – A New Jimmy Neutron Fanfic

“And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche


Fingers interlocked, James and Cynthia strolled down the moonlit street. Even after all Cindy had been through that night, after discovering that her parents were getting divorced and wondering if she might be forced to move, nothing but joy shone in her eyes.

For James, however, peaceful thoughts were fading with each new step. He knew that it was time to take yet another plunge – to ensure that he and Cindy never lost the progress they had just made. It was time for one last admission. “Cindy?” he shakily asked.

“Yeah?”

He steeled his resolve and squeezed her hand tight. “No matter what happens, just never doubt how much you mean to me.”

They both froze, and James stared deep into Cindy’s eyes. Shock gave way to fear, which morphed into steadfast resolve as she tenderly asked, “Neutron?”

Jimmy swallowed hard at the new fire swirling in her pupils. This wasn’t the usual licks of rage – something else seemed to be smoldering inside her. It chilled him to his core, but it seemed to beckon him. Cindy delicately placed her free hand on his shoulder and leaned her head an inch closer to his. “Vortex?” he shakily whispered. Continue reading Divergence (Part 1) – A New Jimmy Neutron Fanfic

“Three’s A Crowd” – A Script for a Proposed Fourth Season Episode of Jimmy Neutron

Two months ago, I guest starred on a podcast called The Beanholes.  This podcast discussed the attempted fourth season revival for Jimmy Neutron that I spearheaded.  Excerpts from two of the four scripts I helped write were previously posted on this blog, but for the first time a complete script is now available for the public to read.

The script that is posted is for the episode entitled “Three’s a Crowd.”  The primary focus of this episode is Cindy Vortex getting trapped in Jimmy’s lab with her rival, Betty Quinlan.  In order to escape, Cindy must come to grips with the real reason she detests Betty so.  Meanwhile, Carl leads the boys across town to recruit new members for the Llama Love Society.

The first draft of this script was beautifully penned by Saundra (I still attest that her first draft was the best of the four we wrote).  Edward, Saundra, and myself polished the script together over multiple editing sessions.  This script was also looked over and given a seal approval from Mike Gasaway, one of the directors for The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.

The full script is posted here.  Please feel absolutely free to comment on whatever you did or didn’t like.  If you do approve of this work, please share it with any other Jimmy Neutron or Nickelodeon fans you know!

 

On All My Fanfics (Part III)

All good things must come to an end.  This is the final post in my three-part series that discusses all of my Jimmy Neutron fanfiction stories.  I have to warn you all, there’s about to be a huge tonal shift in this last post.

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Even bigger than when Hooky shifted from romantic comedy to a war against terrorists.

In Part I, you saw me quiver with rage as I looked over my worst and earliest stuff.

In Part II, you watched me spot some glimmers of talent in my fanfic cesspool, but still be mostly disgusted with myself.

Now, you’re going to read about my last nine stories; the ones that I actually like.  The first two (Stealing My Heart The Final Battle) were before my five year-hiatus.  This means that my general writing skills weren’t up to par and they have plenty of flaws, which I’ll discuss below.  But after that?  The final seven stories reflect my current writing ability.  It’s true that these stories didn’t have thorough editing passes, but they still pretty much showcase the level I’m at right now. Continue reading On All My Fanfics (Part III)

On All My Fanfics (Part II)

I’m back, and I’m delving into my next set of fanfiction stories.  I brought alcohol this time.

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It’s the only way I’m getting through this.

In case you missed it, I’m going through all my Jimmy Neutron fanfics in chronological order.  I went through my first twelve stories last time, and I want to get through the end of the first stage in my fanfiction career in this post (that’s when I stopped consistently sucking, basically).  I want to stress again that I wrote these things when I was 14 and 15 years old, so that’s why most of them are crap.  With that said, let’s just jump back into this. Continue reading On All My Fanfics (Part II)

On All My Fanfics (Part I)

You know that old adage, “Write for you, not for anyone else?” Well this post is taking that concept and ramping it up to 11.  I’ve written before, numerous times, about how much Jimmy Neutron means to me and why I began my writing career with dozens of Jimmy Neutron fanfiction stories.  I’ve hinted at my previous works, but never explained them in depth.  That all changes today.

I am going to go over every single one of my Jimmy Neutron stories, from the ones I love to those I completely regret.  I’ll go in chronological order, starting all the way back in July 2005.  I’ll show my favorite moment from each story (or in some cases, the absolute worst), go over what I wanted to accomplish with each piece, what it taught me, and just whatever else I can remember about it.

I often look over my favorite fanfics when I want to read something for a few moments, but some of these I haven’t really looked through in years.  So prepare to get my honest appraisal of all my works.  I truly, truly hope that this post is interesting to whoever reads it.  I’ll do my best to at least ramp up the humor in this post while keeping it honest; I can at least give my readers that.


Moving Day

Written on July 13, 2005

moving day Continue reading On All My Fanfics (Part I)

On Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (The Movie)

I’ve already written about the Jimmy Neutron TV series, which is both one of my favorite kids’ shows and greatest sources of inspiration.  It’s been a struggle to keep this blog from devolving into a constant stream of Neutron-related posts, I could easily write hundreds of thousands of words on everything about this show and how much it means to me.

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have written hundreds of thousands of words on this show.

But instead I’ll just focus on a simple (well, simple for me is ~4,000 words, but whatever) review of this feature film.  So first, some background.  Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a 2001 animated film.  When ten year-old genius Jimmy Neutron makes contact with an advanced alien race, the egg-like Yolkians from the planet Yolkus, they kidnap all of the adults in Jimmy’s home of Retroville.  After initially relishing in their lack of supervision, all the kids of Retroville band together to invade Yolkus and liberate their parents.  What makes it so great and worthy of a subsequent Annie-winning television series?  Read on to find out.

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That tiny circle in the right corner says music from N*Sync, Britney Spears, and Aaron Carter.  This movie IS the early 00’s. Continue reading On Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (The Movie)