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)

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

The Final Battle Series – My 11 Favorite Moments

It appears that a lack of self-drive promotes self-indulgence, because for my first blog post in weeks I want to delve into my eleven favorite moments from The Final Battle series.  What is The Final Battle series?

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Sheen is judging you for asking that.

For the unitiated, The Final Battle series is the longest Jimmy Neutron fanfiction series in existence and was written by yours truly.  It consists of two main stories (The Final Battle Pushing Through) and a third anthology book (The Lost Chaptersthat focuses on different characters from the series over different periods of time.  There is also a fourth story entitled A Trip to Loch Ness that takes place in the same universe as the previous three stories, but it doesn’t relate to the plot of those books.

I’ve written before about these stories and the rest of my fanfics, but I’ll quickly sum up this series once more.  Spanning over 300,000 words, the three core books in The Final Battle series begin on the eve of seventh grade.  After a relaxing last day of summer vacation turned into a battle on the moon against Eustace Strych, Jimmy Neutron and his friends return to Earth to find that all of Retroville’s adults have been kidnapped once more.  The kids of course assume that the Yolkians are behind the attack and set off to rescue them.  Older and wiser, however, Jimmy Neutron realizes how lucky he and his friends were to thwart the Yolkians without weapons before.  He enlists Nick Dean to help arm and train the group in firearms and sets off to Yolkus to finish their fight once and for all.  This culminates in a Yolkian-Human war that threatens to bring both species to extinction. Continue reading The Final Battle Series – My 11 Favorite Moments

Last Call – Another Jimmy Neutron Fanfic

I don’t have time to write up a new blog post this week, so I thought I’d post another of my favorite fanfics I wrote.  This one is called Last Call and is an examination of how Jimmy and Nick might have become true friends at the end of fifth grade.  Writing the Jimmy / Nick friendship was one of my favorite parts of my The Final Battle series, so I wanted to re-examine it here.  

Like Fireflies, a large portion of this story entails a long conversation that doesn’t always follow a coherent train of thought.  Like in real life, Nick and Jimmy don’t always know what they’re trying to say and struggle to properly convey their thoughts.  I think this makes the piece seem even more realistic and thus more enjoyable.  I hope you all enjoy and don’t hesitate to let me know what you think.


“Three, two, one, blast-,” for the first time that Jimmy Neutron could remember, he was awake to shut off his alarm before its deafening blare began in earnest.

Jimmy lay on his back and stared up at the ceiling for a few more seconds before giving a gentle sigh and rolling onto the floor. His feet slamming onto the ground earned a semi-annoyed huff from Goddard, but Jimmy shook off the remark and approached the calendar hanging from his wall. There, staring back at him, was today’s circled date with four words beside it.

Last day of school! Continue reading Last Call – Another Jimmy Neutron Fanfic

Fireflies – A Jimmy Neutron & Cindy Vortex Fanfic

I promise I won’t turn this blog into a mere string of my old fanfics, but I thought I would post my favorite one-shot that I wrote here.  I consider this story, along with A Trip to Loch Ness, to be the most “realistic” Jimmy Neutron fanfics I wrote.  That is, I can most easily consider them to be actual episodes of the show.  This was my first experimentation with a looser, more free-flowing story that relied heavily on long dialogue that naturally spilled out of me while I wrote.  

One other quick note: this was written before I learned the valuable lesson that characters shouldn’t say each other’s names every other sentence during dialogue.  That was probably the easiest to use and most helpful writing tip I’ve ever gotten.

That’s enough blabbing, you can read more about my thoughts on this story (and my other fanfics) here.  All of my other fanfics are also available here.  I would love to hear any feedback on this story (or any of my others), so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or question below.  Thanks for checking this out!


Cynthia Vortex did not break. She could not remember the last time she had cried or even come close to doing so. But as she sat on her bed with her parents standing before her, their most painful words racing around inside her head, she knew that she was now fighting the inevitable.

“Honey, we’re sorry, but we’re getting a divorce.” Continue reading Fireflies – A Jimmy Neutron & Cindy Vortex Fanfic

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)