The SFC First Family: Jacob, Noah and Frankie in Lego!

You may not know that today, April 12th, 2022, is the official ten-year anniversary of Superfolder Central! Of course, back when it started it was the EU, all about expanding the world of the Origami Yoda books. There’s supposed to be more anniversary stuff coming soon (it was all very slapdash, let me say), I wanted to commemorate the date by drawing the ‘first family’ of the SFC: Jacob, Noah, and now Frankie Minch! (See, Noah and Frankie are married now.)

Jacob was created all those years ago for the Week of Papertine, Frankie was initially a member of the Fellowship of the Paper in Fold of the Rings, and Noah was created by (gasp) me, Noah, to be the Mary Suest of Mary Sues. Originally they had nothing to do with each other, but due to the Rise of the Bounty Hunters, Noah and Jacob were revealed to be twin brothers and Noah and Frankie began dating. They’ve gone through a lot, these three, and it’s insane to see how they’ve grown at the same time as the writers.

Who knows, I may draw more of these characters soon, but for now, it’s always great to remember our history!

Ł()K! is done!

Ł()K! is done!

MOU Behind the Scenes: The Imperfect Iron Fold and How to Do a Sequel

This might be a recurring thing, who knows.

On the SFC, there are a lot of sequels. I’ve written a ton, and have been ever since people seemed to like Month of the Skyfolders almost eleven years ago. I’m old, folks.

If you have a full and complete story, how do you improve on the ending and prove that a sequel is worth existing? The first story has to be a complete story, obviously. Your main character goes on their character arc and everything is wrapped up in a tidy little bow. And yet, a sequel is supposed to build on that foundation and prove that it deserves to exist.

Not all of my sequels have been good. Going back to the Skyfolders example (And I mean the original Skyfolders, not the one edited for Bounty Hunters) we have Skyfolders 2, where Jacob comes back for no reason. Then Skyfolders 3 where Noah gets a clone for some reason. Noah’s always been big on doubles. These stories don’t have much of a reason to exist beyond existing, and as such, they’re bad sequels. Still had a ton of fun writing them though. Gosh, they were so dumb, but they were so fun.

Fast forward about five years, and it’s now time to write the sequel to The Invincible Iron Fold. The first was a pretty big deal, since it started the MOU and introduced the very important character of Clark Anthony Largent. He went on his character arc of becoming a ‘hero’, though still being a bit rough around the edges. (See the ending where he leaves Nard out to dry.) And then, he joins the OrigAvengers, saves the grades, and is now the Iron Fold.

Thinking of a sequel was very difficult. I had the inkling to adapt something similar to Demon in a Bottle, but, you know, without the alcoholism, and featuring an origami Madame Masque as the villain. Fun fact: Cassidy Lashay was originally going to be this Madame Masque until she was cut out and became Scarlet Witch later. This just wasn’t working, though. What helped cause a breakthrough was asking a question: where would Clark’s head be at this time? If he’s already susceptible to pride and prejudice, where would that lead him if he’s one of the heroes of the school?

From there, the story became fully formed: Clark’s pride is the villain of the story as he wrestles with all of this attention and figures out how a hero is supposed to act. Because until this story, Clark isn’t that great of a person. He’s a good guy, sure, but he doesn’t know how to be one. The purpose of the Imperfect Iron Fold was to bring Clark up the level of being a true hero.

From there, everything fell into place; Cal, trying to be Clark’s sidekick; Robby, worried about his best friend; a repentant Nard helping bring him back to ground zero, and the one I’m most proud of, Emily masterminding a scheme to help Clark see the error of his ways. Emily was a fairly standard love interest in the first story, and this new role gave her some much-needed flavor to show just why she was Clark’s better half!

Ultimately, The Imperfect Iron Fold became one of my favorite stories that I’ve written here on the SFC and helped dictate the arcs of Clark, Emily, and Cal all throughout the rest of the MOU.

So, are sequels hard? Absolutely. But here’s my advice: when writing a sequel, ask yourself the question: where is my character at right now? If you’re able to map out a character’s thoughts and how the events of the last story may have changed their perspective, roll with it. If a character gained confidence last time, could they also be overconfident? If a character gained a family last time, how do they interact with that family? If they got a good sandwich, what did they think of the sandwich?

Sometimes, a sequel really isn’t necessary. But if you can ask interesting questions and show just why your characters are worth the focus, you could have something that’s even better than the original!

Donkey Crease is now live!

Hey guys,

The VGOU continues with another sort of long-time awaited story, this time by Donatello! It’s an earlier Donatello story, but it’s pretty fun. Donkey Crease is a fun romp about a kid who takes up a Donkey Kong puppet. Be sure to read it and be nice! Next thing we know, OM’s VGOU will be ramping up! So excited for his universe to continue.

Be kind,

Peyton

The cast of the MOU: In Lego!

To answer your question: I was simply bored. From left to right: Andy, Tilly, Clark, Cal, Ally, and Dove.
Anyway, I had a lot of minifigure parts laying around for the last couple days, so I wanted to see if I could make the main characters of the MOU in convincing figure form. And with this concept, if you guys have any minifigure parts lying around, it would be very cool to see your own versions of your own characters.

The MCP Saga continues!

Hey Guys!

Thrawn’s MCP saga continues with the actual MCP Saga, well, at least Part 1 of it. It’s been a long time coming, and it needed to be posted a long, long while back. I’m very excited for y’all to read it, and I’m sure Thrawn is too!

Read MCP Saga Part I by SF Thrawn now. I mean it. Read it, now.

Pac Fold 2 Has Released!

Hey guys,

Pac Fold 2, by Guillermo, has released! Return to Rapids Middle and a familiar face as he faces a mysterious book thief.

Read PAC FOLD: RETURN OF THE DARNED today!

Please be nice when critiquing!

Thank you,

Peyton

Coming Soon: The MOU Fold 5

Hey everybody, Noah here. It’s been a while!

Today (please do not check today’s date, it means nothing) I am pleased to announce the long-awaited continuation of the MOU: Fold 5!

Coming Maytember 16th, five more stories will be posted for the beloved universe, starring all of the fan favorites. The authors have already been decided, and it’s been incredible working with them all through this surprise continuation.

The Pen-isher by SF Peyton
After all of his friends leave and Tilly still refuses to go on a date, Leonard ‘Nard’ Broderick decides to take matters into his own hands and become the newest hero of Wheeler Academy, the Pen-isher. Yes, it’s a ridiculous name, but no, he’s not changing it. Along the way, he learns what it means to truly live in a society and becomes a loyal follower of Patrick Bateman.

Foldtastic Four: Growing Pains by SF Tommy Lomax
From New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda case files comes a biography of the lives of Noah and Frankie Minch as they become accustomed to married life and have their own children. This one has absolutely nothing to do with origami so I don’t know why it’s on the list.

The Watcher-gami by SF Kevin Feige
Finally admitting that the MCU has been copying the MOU this entire time, ‘visionary’ producer Kevin Feige has finally given me the respect I deserve and asked to write something for his favorite series. I graciously accepted. It’s something about the Watcher, I think. Probably some creepy kid watching other kids to steal their ideas too, isn’t that right, Kevin?

Captain Marfold 2: The Tilly Waterson Chronicles by the SF community
Tilly becomes a tutor at Wheeler Academy after graduating, and finds that she has an entire fan club of dedicated students, who all love Captain Marfold! This will be the first story in the ‘Older Reader’ Section of the site, also coming soon.

And finally, Spider-Fold: The Swing of Things by SF Jar Jar
It’s never coming out, is it?

This will be an incredible new wave of stories, I’m sure, and I can’t wait to share them with you all.

Thrawn’s Art Trek Continues!

Hey Guys, Peyton here!

So, I’ll admit: I messed up.

About a year ago, Thrawn had sent in Art Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, and I had just totally forgotten to post it. For a year. Lots of things have happened since that year, but I am happy to say 1.) I’m sorry Thrawn, and 2.) Art Trek 2 has finally dropped.

Roddenberry Boarding School’s story continues in Art Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan, a story about unknown evils rising and bubbling to the surface, and how this affects our main character, Leonard. I really enjoyed the story on my first read through a year ago, and I enjoy it a lot now as well. Be sure to also read Art Trek 1 before reading this! Great job, Thrawn!

A DCOU/MOU Crossover of… EPIC Proportions!

Hey guys!

This is insane, but with the premiere of Moon Knight, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to coordinate days. So, today marks the release of Moon White Out, a story that involves a familiar face.

Given that the story is both a sort-of Midquel between Batfold 4 and the Super-secret Batfold 5, this story can be found in two places: The DCOU Fold 3 drop down menu, and the MOU One-shot Volume 3 menu.

The story follows Alan Wade, the former Batfold, as he makes his way through Wheeler High School, learning about who he is, and what the whole obsession with puppets there is.

There’s no differences between the two stories, by the way. They’re the same. The only difference is what comments will appear on either of them.

Read Moon White Out here (For Marvel Origami Universe) or here (DC Origami Universe).

Be sure to give me your thoughts! It was great to return to Alan.

For some trivia:

When the DCOU was cancelled, I had planned to fold Alan into the MOU with a story like this. It would’ve been more simple, and would’ve involved Alan appearing as a sort of main-stay around the end of Fold 2. Can’t help but wonder… What if?