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The Results are in… You guys want the list of the characters in the story…
Well… There’s 23 of them. Yes! 23!
2.) Ding Dong Daddy
3.) The Eraser
4.) Pied Piper
5.) The Calculator
6.) Gentleman Ghost
7.) Arm Fall Off Boy
8.) Rainbow Raider
9.) Crazy Quilt
10.) Film Freak
11.) Captain Boomerang
12.) Rick Flag
14.) King Shark
16.) Doctor Psycho
17.) Kite Man
18.) Mad Mod
19.) Calendar Man
20.) Condiment King
21.) The Thinker
22.) Harley Quinn
Yes, some of these characters have been characters we’ve seen before – seven of them are from other stories! The rest are characters made for the story itself! I’m so excited to show them all off, but it’s not fun to just make a post without a piece of origami or a drawing to go with it! So I have a request: Send in your puppets! We’re superfolders after all!
One thing, though: don’t get too attached. NO ONE is safe. Get excited! Start theorizing who’s going to be expelled and who you think will scathe by with their grades intact. Use the talkzone to discuss your theories!
On this trip to the world of “The Shredder Squad,” we’re looking at the leader of the team: Rick Flag (Literally, that’s his pun.) The main wielder of Rick Flag is Freshman Shaun-Zhang Snyder, the nephew to Susan Snyder, one of the Amanda Waller Teachers. Shaun-Zhang is headstrong, willing to help fight whenever necessary, but he struggles with believing in himself. He doubts who he is as a leader, and this tends to mess with him in many ways.
Shaun is marginally younger than the team he is helping to lead. While everyone else is approaching graduation, Shaun-Zhang is a mere freshman, barely out of Barbera Middle School, and it shows.
This is Shaun-Zhang’s first appearance, and I’m excited for you guys to see more of him.
In terms of developing Shaun-Zhang (Or Shaun, most of the time referred to as such), I wanted a character who had potential to lead. Rick Flag in the comics is an amazing hero, who has his fair share of strengths as the leader of the squad. When starting this story, Joel Kinnaman’s character had only been in one film, 2016’s “Suicide Squad.” I didn’t have much to base off of there, but as I continued writing, the new Suicide Squad movie arrived, and I had a better idea of the direction I wanted to go into.
“Zhang” has Chinese origins as meaning “to open up” or “to spread.” The plan was, throughout “The Shredder Squad”, to have Shaun be the spreading thing that mends all the parts together. The nephew of one of the Amanda Waller teachers, he can feel her presence in every move he makes, their spread over him weighs heavily on the many decisions he ends up making.
Here’s one of my favorite moments so far when writing Shaun:
For more about The Shredder Squad, keep your eyes peeled!
Special thanks to the many people that sent in their Rick Flag pieces! They’re so awesome!!
To finish this post off, here’s a poll:
I’ve been hard at work working on The Shredder Squad for… literally the last year. Yes! I’ve been working on it since November of last year when we first decided the cast. I got the feeling that this’ll be one of the longest, most jam-packed stories on the site, and it’ll have a lot of old and new faces joining the world of Jutefruce. So, as we get closer and closer to the release (trust me – I’m working on it during any free time I have!) I would like to showcase some characters over time. So, we’ll start with my personal favorite: Ronald Lamden, the King Crease.
Ronald Lamden, also known as the King Crease, is based on King Shark, the Flash villain that is a monster on both the land and the seas. Ronald is very much the same way – he’s a football player, but he also knows how to swim. However, his child-like demeanor and his clumsiness usually gets in the way of him ever thinking straight.
Ronald Lamden became a personal favorite of mine when Origami Master made him the villain of one of his first DCOU stories, the Kid Fold. The Kid Fold story would then be expanded upon in Kid Fold 2, and we’ve even received Kid Fold 3, which will be posted whenever Fold 3 begins.
Lamden has appeared in several other stories, in rather odd places…
For example, King Crease appears in the MOU’s Foldtastic Four. When I was writing the scene, I knew I wanted a member from the most major OUs at the time. So, we had Silas, who was a user that wanted a Darth Plagueis (I think) puppet. That’s the McQuarrie rep. We had Annashred Crease, from the ROU. Ilkey Grammar School from the Wizarding Folds is mentioned. We have Linkin from the VGOU, and I went “Well, what should we have be the DCOU rep?”
JC didn’t know, and no one else did. So I spent some time thinking about who would have the most chemistry between Linkin and this new “Silas” character. There were the obvious ones; we could’ve had a serious thing between Chris Booth and this kid about heroics. We could’ve chosen a villain like Neil Swift, who would say that he could easily take down the puny Video Game school in an instant and ask a kid with a sith puppet if he’d like to work with Neil in this endeavor. But I thought of a character I’ve wanted to write for the longest time: King Crease.
I kind of wanted to do it partially for the comedic effect, but to also honor OM. OM has been a really passionate author in our community for a while, and his characters make me happy when I read them. I get excited to read any new story by him, and I’ve had many times when I’m working on college assignments where I need something fun to do, and I find myself reading and editing one of OM’s newest works, be it for the VGOU or DCOU.
So, Ronald Lamden was the character I chose; this bully who types in all caps, who lacks any grammatical reasoning to save his life.
At the time, I had only written four chapters of The Shredder Squad. I knew Ronald was going to be a character in it, but I didn’t want him to be anything major.
Well… times have changed.
Ronald Lamden has quickly became one of my favorite DCOU characters to write, probably right below Alan Wade and CJ. He has a pretty fun arc that I’m excited for you guys to read in The Shredder Squad, coming whenever it’s ready.
Here’s a sneak peek of one of my favorite jokes involving Ronald:
Stay tuned for more posts like this one. I’m thinking of doing a cast list soon, so if you want to send in your origami to be featured here, please let me know!
Hey guys! It has been a REALLY Busy last few weeks… months, even! I know you haven’t heard from me much, but I am happy to present to you guys Origami Master’s new VIDEO GAMES ORIGAMI UNIVERSE DAY!!
Every other Monday will be dedicated to OM’s awesome universe! I’ve been keeping up with it myself; I know two universes like the back of my hand, the DCOU and the VGOU. I’m not sure what OM wants me to put here, so I’m going to do some things I typically did for DCOU (Which will be making a return anytime soon… You might be getting something on Friday…)
So: Here’s SF Arctic’s (wonder how he’s doing) Shadow the Foldhog!
Here’s a little VGOU lore for those that haven’t read much of it yet (You really should, they’re so fun!):
Be sure to give Arctic support, and also try constructive critiquing if you want to! We love seeing you guys improve.
After a long, long wait, it’s finally over! Fold 2 is officially complete with Supaperman: Doomsclay, which dropped a few minutes ago.
Chris Booth is struggling with growing up, facing new villains, and facing relationship issues in this new, really fun and interesting story. Be sure to check it out right here! SuPaperMan Doomsclay
Let’s take a moment to thank Cammy for writing this! It means the world to me that he did, and I’m so happy with the final result.
Anyways, in other DCOU news, we’re going to be going in the dark for a bit, to write at least half of the Fold 3 stories, that way we can feel confident enough to start it with an appropriate release schedule. I will be going dark myself. I’ll talk with you guys whenever it’s ready!
One shots do not stop, though! Keep sending them in, and please, if you don’t mind, comment any one-shots or elseworlds that I’ve received that I haven’t posted! I have a large backlog to get out to you guys. Thanks again!
Hey everybody! Another year, another panel, huh? And right on the cusp of the closure of another fold too!
That’s right… We’re approaching the end of Fold Two! Which, I know, is a bit odd… because… where’s the team-up end-of-the-fold crossover?
As we know, there’s usually a team-up at the end of these things. VPOU had Super Smash Folds for the end of it’s fold one, MOU has had Origavengers, Rage of Artron, and T.H.A.N.O.S., and DCOU even had the Justice Pleats, but… looking at the lineup… well…
So, we have only Supaperman: Doomsclay remaining. Which, I’m sure long-time readers are asking “Peyton, where’s Paper Corps War?”
Yeah… about that… it’s cancelled… I had decided that for the sake of the narrative I was planning, there was no need for a summer camp story. While it would’ve been fun to have the characters make their puppets into paper corps characters (Theresa would’ve had a really cool Red Paper Lantern Wonder Folder), there wouldn’t have been much else in that story. The conflict wouldn’t have been there, there wouldn’t be much in the way of potential stories to tell. Stuart Jones would’ve been the main character, but besides that… yeah. I didn’t know what to put. So… Stuart Jones will return.
But Supaperman: Doomsclay…
You guys are in for a treat! Cammy has been hard at work with it, and in fact… you may be seeing it sooner, rather than later.
I don’t want to say much about the story, but when me and him had conversations on it, we saw the potential to tell a story that is really close to the heart, and really deep to the core. Something we’ve noticed is that us writers that have since graduated high school have been wanting to tell stories about some of the unexpected fears that happen while in high school. So, Chris Booth will be… going through a lot. That’s all I’ll say.
But… I don’t want to leave you guys reading that without something else for it, so…
Let’s talk Fold Three.
Fold Three is a bit tough to like… accurately describe. It’s the last fold of the DCOU, and with that comes a sort of pressure to make it good.
Earlier in the year, I had believed Fold Three would be done (And the DCOU) Before SFCCon happened. I got to say I’m not surprised that it isn’t (and that it hasn’t started). We’ve been really busy, figuring out how things should go, and the stories kind of get a bit tough to do when we’re really busy. Due dates are almost arbitrary encouragements at this point, yknow? So, I had released some information about Fold Three, including the first half.
Let’s talk about that as well.
Firstly, Batwomanigami has been cancelled. Break-ups, personal stuff, and also the fact that we didn’t know what to exactly do with the character. Plus, there was already a Bat-centric story in the first half of the fold. It’s almost redundant for the last fold to have so many Bat-Centric stuff.
So, for the school year of 2019-2020, The three following stories will be coming out that take place during that time:
Shredder Squad – By Me (With Jawa as a consulting/ideas person)
The Batpen – By JarJar
Kingdom Cut – By Hades
Shredder Squad tells the story of a gang of misfits and bullies, who are forced to form a team when a mysterious, overbearing force threatens to get three teachers fired. Either they stop the threat, or they’re expelled for trying…
The Batpen revolves around a familiar character taking up the BatPen moniker after Alan Wade, near the beginning of summer, mysteriously dropped the Batfold puppet and left the city of Jutefruce altogether. Can he help Kane? Or will the Batpen suffer the same fate as the one that came before?
Kingdom Cut focuses around the DCOU heroes of old, now adults, and the team that had formed around their children, from the Huntress to others. Old and New clash in this story, and, to tell you the truth… I don’t know much about it, because even Hades has kept it secret from me! So I assume he knows what he’s doing, but take this summary with a grain of salt.
Shredder Squad is really the only story of the first half that I can talk a lot about, and while I’d be happy to give you guys a sneak peek… I… don’t know. I’m in the outlining stages of it, a few chapters written already, and I kind of want to hold the cards still to my chest.
But I’m sure there’s this question, rattling in your heads…
Where is he?
Where is Alan Wade?
Oh boy, Oh-ho-ho. Oh man.
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
Everything had caught up with me, and I laid against the toilet bowl, puking occasionally, the hurl of leftover roast, soup, peas, rib-b-qs, and countless other things that were in my stomach now laid in the water. My teeth hurt, and my body felt weak. Literally, where had I been?
I was at that summer camp, I didn’t feel it there, I boarded the airplane, felt nothing, and I had made landfall, moved in, been here for a few months, and only now has it all hit.
Mom and Dad are dead. Okay, yeah, that hit long ago. It’s not old news, the wound is still bleeding, but it hurts, dang-it, it hurts bad.
Justice Pleats. I was at the top of my game after the whole Novick crap, and I was so high above the water that I felt as though everyone around me was grabbing for my legs. So I weighed them all down, and I had nothing, and man, I was put into a really dark space after. Richy, the Court…
…Madalyn. I loved her, I was with her and there was nothing but peace. She was the light of my life, and I sit back and I see that I was in too dark of a place to see it. I was too distant, too cut off, too mean. I said awful things to her that I’d never picture myself saying, all because I was too deep into my own head and too full of my own sorrowful bullcrap to see how much I was hurting her. The curly brown hair seemed to sag after months of being around me, as though I was holding her back. Her blue eyes, so youthful and bright, now had pain and sorrow in them. When she dumped me at Dave and Busters, I wasn’t affected. I was embarrassed. Now the puke coming from my stomach was full of those pains.
“Dude, are you okay?”
I lifted my head up, shivers on my arms. I turned to face who was talking to me, wiping the drool coming from my mouth, my hair sopping in sweat (and I hope none of it was from the toilet water either). I was in dire need of a new haircut, and a fresh shave.
He stood with his hands in his pockets, “I’m Kev.”
Hm… I wonder what this could mean…
All I’ll say is Alan is… well, displaced, to say the least.
For the last piece of information:
Fold Three will be seven stories long… the shortest of the folds, but hopefully the best. Be on the lookout for more news!
Welcome back to Thrawn’s Soapbox where I tell you the juice on all my upcoming stuff and possibly hint at bigger things to come! So sit down and grab some water because it’s time to get to it.
Serapis saga: There are two more stories left in this series that I have come to love so much. I hope you love them as well.
Orisirus tells all (title not final)- I have been dodging the origins of the Egyptian Pantheon since the beginning of the Foust Chronicles and I think if I do it one more time Hades might up and hunt me down. So in order to avoid all that I have decided to finally tell it from the POV of the guy who folded the first crease.
Serapis– The final part in the saga. You all finally figure out why the Egyptians left, and who made them do it…
MCP Saga – It’s been a mighty long time since I have talked about this; and that’s on purpose. I loved planning this out but now that the end is finally here it’s like I no longer want to continue. But that’s just not how I like to go out; So i’m just going to leave the topic at this. The end is near people! So watch your backs, or he just might grab ya’!
The future is always in motion, people. I got other projects like Art Trek 2 & 3 and Foust Chronicles 3 in the pipeline so consider everything that I just told you to be ‘the tip of the iceberg’. But before I go I want to leave you all a hint at something in the future that I am SUPER amped for.
“Beware the people of South Georgia. I heard that they can be small but cunning, loud but agile and menacing but sweet. Beware the people of South Georgia. I heard that they can be wise but deadly, dead but alive and crazy but humble.”
The next chapter of the DCOU is finally out, and this time, we get to see what’s going on with CJ Whogley. I’m so excited that this is out, because Jar Jar had been assigned this story back in 2018! It’s such a fun story, and I hope you guys enjoy. Check it out Here!
Hey guys, I’m back, and with some news that we’ve been trying to hide for a bit, but we just can’t anymore!
Hades and Guillermo have been promoted to Junior Mods that will help with the site and work on their respective universes. They’ll be learning how to edit stories and give feedback, so if you hear from them, know that they’ve learned how to edit from us, and probably should be heard.
Thank you guys, welcome Hades and Guillermo!
|:O No way!
Well… YES WAY! DCOU Friday has made a definitive return, and it’s so exciting!
We’re going to be trying to post almost* every week, and I’m so happy it’s all back.
Linked right here is Noah’s Captain Cold and the Fold. I really really loved this story, because it focused on a character I’ve wanted to see more expansion for: Captain Cold/Percival! Check it out!