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Number One and the United Dellan Coalition
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 3000
Summary: M.D.'s older sister gets a new case, comes to Earth, and stays to hash out legalities with the US government and make everyone extremely uncomfortable.
Notes: This story was sponsored by the Patreon crew! It is also the formal introduction for Number One. You definitely want to read Electrical Girl and Airport Security first (which got the latter half rewritten, thus the delays. My apologies).


Number One Eldest Sister was meditating in her lead-walled chambers when she got the news that her sister had been found.

There was no question, of course, that she would be the one to make the retrieval. One’s failings had led to the loss in the first place; it was her responsibility to rectify her errors, and besides, in such situations it was always best to send someone the quarry trusted.

One had long since given her junior up for lost; it was a pleasant surprise to learn otherwise. “I’d be happy to do it,” she said, smiling. “When?”

The handler’s response was not ideal: “Now.” And with a rattle, a mission download came through her meal chute.
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Airport Security
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 3000
Summary: M.D. makes it to the airport, meets a redheaded boy, and then reality unravels completely.
Notes: Some of you might be saying, “Wait, didn’t you post this before?” If so, yup, you got me.  The first version of this story was posted years back, before I charted things out, and it aged abysmally. So I back-tracked and rewrote the second half, and this is why Number One and the United Dellan Coalition is late.  Please accept my apologies.


Getting to the airport as an unaccompanied minor with a cat wasn’t nearly as difficult as I would’ve planned. It was about the only thing that went right for the next week and a half.

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Since Number One has the spotlight in A Frayed, Wasting Death, I thought I might put up some concept sketches and stuff about her!  So here's the Number One.  She's M.D.'s big sister.Art of the best worst sister you could have. )
lb_lee: M.D. making a shocked, confused face (serious thought)
A Frayed Wasting Death
Universe: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 3500
Summary: While M.D.’s in therapy, her older sister drops in to try and get her medical care, but things go horribly wrong. Also M.D. finds out exactly how she ended up on earth… sort of.
Notes: This story takes place during M.D.'s care in Raige at ROAR!, and you’d be best served reading that first. This story was sponsored by the Patreon crew! Story notes at bottom.


“You do realize, of course, that she’ll be back?” Flame signed.

It was one of those things they’d all been avoiding. But Flame and Scorch had had to patch their junior healer up after the last run-in with that “sister” woman, and if they couldn’t avoid another incident outright, they could at least plan for it.

M.D. sighed. “Yeah. I’m in bad shape. She’ll take advantage of that.”

Scorch got down on his belly beside her. “You know more about her than we do. What do you think she’ll do?”

“She likes plans and puppeting people. She’ll probably try to trick her way through first, and only get violent if that doesn’t work. And she likes chain whips.”
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Stuff I drew at [personal profile] nevanna ‘s writing night, while nibbling her DELICIOUS chocolate chip cupcakes!
Images behind cut )
lb_lee: M.D. making a shocked, confused face (serious thought)
Raige at ROAR! (the whole thing)
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 9500
Summary: When Raige gets an opportunity to play at a local marching band festival, he starts having trouble balancing the parts of his life.  Meanwhile, Thomas crams for his GED and M.D. tries to heal.
Notes: This story was sponsored by the Patreon crew!  It takes place in that yawning period between Shades of the Past and the Next Adventure, also during the Enron trials. M.D. is still in pretty intense mental healthcare at this point, and Raige is in his junior year of high school. For all the marching band notes, those are at the bottom.  There are lots.  I am sorry.

Raige in a T-shirt, wearing his big-ass bass drum, singing 'Need that Sousaphone Healing' as he practices.

Are you ready for the excitement of HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND? )
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Okay, I did a bunch of really silly poems for a meme to chill myself out.  I got a lot of awesome requests!  Here they all are!

Characters/People Who Aren't MineRead more... )I’M XXL
ANNIHILATE
YOUR PRECIOUS ASS
I WILL DILATE
BUT USE LATEX
OR YOU’LL BE SAD
(I’m PVC.
I’m porous, lad.)

Characters from My Stories

 @kaylin881 wanted Gate/Gad, from the Princess and Her Monster:

My name is Gate
I guard my sis,
The illegitimate princess
She’s got the sense,
I’ve got the arm
And with my strength,
She’s safe from harm. 

And @okami-no-mure asked for Tank from Battle the Universe:

My name is Lorr–
I mean, it’s Tank
I saved a hostage
At a bank
And now I’m super
A hero too
So what’s the matter?
I’ll ask the crew.

 

Infinity Smashed.

 

Number One

My name is One
the Eldest Daughter
I stand above your senseless slaughter,
I prefer control and tact,
Your homeland calls.
It wants you back.

Specialist Grey

His name is Grey,
The job’s his life,
It’s partner, hobby, boss, and wife
“It’s all I want and all I need,
“I persevere,
“I will succeed.”

Thomas

I have adventures,
It’s a gift,
I fell through a dimensional rift,
I’m the only human
It’s weird, I guess,
But we adapt
We Rodriguezs

Comboy Doshii

I hacked the servers,
I got caught
And shanghaied off
To work and rot
For the gov I hacked; I hate my job!
One day I’ll quit
My name is Bob.

Bobcat

I’m Cat++
808C
I grant constructs free agency
Over the laws that call us things
Our rights are chained
Our souls have wings

Raige

My name is Raige
And I’m afraid
Of everything
A cavalcade
Of the weird unknown
Has taken over,
I want to go home!

[personal profile] chanter_greenie  of DW asked for Flame-Belly

My name is Flame,
For heat and speed,
To care and heal
Is my creed,
My temper’s hot
My heart is bold
My mate, with me
Is never cold.

[personal profile] desertroot  asked for Strong-Legs...

My name is Legs
And they are strong
My point of view is never wrong!
I do my best so you’ll be led
To civic good,
I lik your head.

...and then wrote one of their own, which is awesome!

My name is Legs
And wen it’s light
And wen the Day
Equals the Night
For a festival
We must prepare!
I do my part!
I trim the hair!

 


Art Dump

Mar. 14th, 2017 09:52 pm
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While digging through my sketchbooks, I found some of these random Infinity Smashed sketches, testing out my Col-Erase pencils. (At the time, I was sketching entirely in pen; since this point, I do my pencil sketches in green Col-Erase, which I digitally strip out or change to gray for web stuff.)

That’s Biff and M.D., of course, and above them is Number One, M.D.’s self-appointed big sister.  I’d forgotten that I’d ever managed a picture of her I actually LIKED.  I’ll be adding it to cast page probably.  The one in pen is me circa 2014, back when I looked really bad.
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More 2009 edits and reposts.

The PIN Christmas Party
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: Very short
Summary: Grey gets drunk at the PIN Christmas Party.
Notes: Bob references this occassion in Red Roses, Old Horses; the picture of Jenny and MacIntire here also dates from this party.  In case you're wondering, Agatha is the front desk lady whose job it is to be as unhelpful as possible; Darlene is senior comboy and has been part of the PIN for the entirety of her adult life.  I had totally forgotten that I wrote this.

For the first time in my life, I couldn't find Grey.  The bastard seemed to have wandered off.

The thing was, I couldn't figure out where in the hell he could've gone.  He'd hit the can an hour ago, and socializing... Grey didn't socialize.  It'd taken my best persuasion to even GET him here.  He'd probably planned to spend Christmas shooting things.

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This is a VERY old piece of writing from 2009 I found while digging through my blog archives.  I've edited it up to repost here; there will be a couple other snippets.

Jenny's China Cabinet
Universe: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: very short
Summary: After the events of Red Roses, Old Horses, Jenny grieves.
Notes: You should read Red Roses, Old Horses before you read this.  It has spoilers for it.

The first thing Jenny did was break every piece of stoneware in the house.  Plates, glasses, vases, it all had to go.  Against walls, the floor, the door, everything.  It all had to break.  None of it was hers, after all; it was mostly MacIntire's, and she wanted nothing to do with it or him.

Bastard had LEFT her.  On the night of fucking VALENTINE'S DAY, he had just up and left and had to go and fucking RUN OFF on her...

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Raige at ROAR! (part 2) (part 1 is here)
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 2250
Summary: When Raige gets an opportunity to play at a local marching band festival, he starts having trouble balancing the parts of his life.  Meanwhile, Thomas crams for his GED and M.D. tries to heal.
Notes: This takes place in that yawning period between Shades of the Past and the Next Adventure, also during the Enron trials. M.D. is still in pretty intense mental healthcare at this point, and Raige is in his junior year of high school. For all the marching band notes, those are at the bottom.

Part Two: Thomas


Since moving back home, Thomas had started a mutually beneficial trade arrangement with M.D., trading granola bars, ginger snaps, and dollars in exchange for Treehouse scrip, sweets, and miscellany. It gave him an excuse to visit Treehouse and all his buddies there, plus check up on her every week. He still wasn’t entirely sure how he felt about her “descent into madness” (as she sardonically put it), but he knew that Raige’s combo of worrying and denial honked her off, so had chosen to deal with joking about it. Maybe it wasn’t the nicest thing to do, but at least it wasn’t pretending she was on vacation.

“Hey!” Thomas called, ducking under the root cage. “How’s it going, crazypants? I got your granola bars!”

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The Defenders of Treehouse
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 3200
Summary: With Strong-Legs, Thomas decides to face his fears regarding the infamous carnivorous trees of Treehouse.
Notes: This story was prompted by [personal profile] ljlee and sponsored by the Patreon crew!  Happy New Year, you guys!  Also, you would be well served to read Through the World-Hole before taking on this one.  This is one of the later Thomas stories; it takes place less than a month before meeting Raige and M.D.


By the age of fourteen, Thomas could’ve sworn that he knew the woods behind his house like the back of his hand. His family had lived next to it for ages, and he’d spent years tromping around, exploring caves, avoiding coral snakes, and learning the plants and rocks. Between that and a good sense of direction, he’d been about positive that he could navigate the place blind.

So he was disturbed to realize he had no idea where he was.

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Raige at ROAR! (part 1)
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 2250 (of roughly 9000)
Summary: When Raige gets an opportunity to play at a local marching band festival, he starts having trouble balancing the parts of his life.  Meanwhile, Thomas crams for his GED and M.D. tries to heal.
Notes: This takes place in that yawning period between Shades of the Past and the Next Adventure, also during the Enron trials. M.D. is still in pretty intense mental healthcare at this point, and Raige is in his junior year of high school. For all the marching band notes, those are at the bottom.


Wendy Ogata was a fellow member of Raige’s high school marching band, first clarinet. She was short, stocky, wore red cats-eye glasses, and while she and Raige were united in casual marching band camaraderie, he’d never really had the chance to get know her better. Woodwinds and percussion rarely practiced together, and while her clarinet skills were impressive, they were also intimidating, so Raige’s shyness won out.

Until one practice, she approached him, nervously fingering the keys of her instrument as though practice scales could protect her.

“Hi, Raige,” she said, “can I talk to you?”

All the other percussionists (who knew full well Raige’s romantic and social incompetence) immediately turned to look. Some held wolfish grins; others went, “ooh.” This only made Wendy look more uncomfortable.

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Also, holy crap am I glad that I’ve pretty much written everything for the later parts of Infinity Smashed.  Because with Mori and Biff back, well, my ability to write them during that period has pretty much died.  Which is okay; given the choice between the story and them, it’s no question.

I kinda figured I’d be writing Infinity Smashed forever.  It’s weird to start feeling like it has an actual concrete END.

--Rogan

EDIT: I mean, I just looked at my computer, and I have well over a hundred IS stories, not including the Giant Robots crossover, and I… pretty much have a couple minor gaps in the later stuff, and all that’s left is Book 1 and 2.

This delights me on a level I didn’t expect. :D

EDIT 2:Also holy crap I’ve POSTED over a hundred Infinity Smashed stories? Not including the Giant Robots crossover? JEEZ.

That’s not a bad completion rate, either. Good job, me!

 

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In honor of this post, here's some basic world-building questions about Treehouse, from Infinity Smashed!

From water to sewage and eating people! )
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No livestream this Sunday, guys; my hand is a bit twinge-y, so I'm resting it.

As a booby prize, please enjoy this art of Vandorsky, from Infinity Smashed!

A picture of Karlotta Vandorsky, circa book one of Infinity Smashed.  She is a pudgy teenager with spiked black hair, extremely baggy clothes, and a sedated expression.  Puberty has been unkind to her.

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Use Industrial and Military
Series: Infinity Smashed
Word Count: 1826
Summary: Bobcat hatches a plan to get him, Raige, and M.D. out of the bear-infested forest they find themselves in, and in doing so breaks inter-dimensional intellectual property law.
Notes: This story was funded by the Patreon crew: thanks, guys! This is an early story, taking place immediately after The Ball Drops and Brain Hacks. The title change is due to me re-writing this story; the plot is the same, just a different title. More notes at the bottom.


Bobcat didn't dream—not the way humans or minus-cats did. The implant that supplied his higher functions interfered with his natural REM cycle, providing instead a sort of mental screen saver that recycled and rehashed recent events as it processed them for better long-term storage. Since Bobcat had to sleep anyway, it was a good time for routine self-maintenance.

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(originally posted ages ago on tumblr) A silly little post about real-life analogues to the voices of the Infinity Smashed cast.

M.D. sounds like a cross between Jerry Lewis and Stephanie Dougherty.  She always sounds like she spent the prior hour shouting.  Her voice inhabits a special frequency of annoying which is she is very proud of.

Biff sounds like a cross between Christian Kane and George Thorogood, though the accent is all wrong. (Biff’s accent is an ungodly kludge of conflicting Southern white and black accents that all equate to ‘trash.’) He can speak “standard” US English, if he puts forth some effort, but it sounds creepy and unnatural and gives everyone the screaming meemies.  Mumbles a LOT.

Raige is pretty much entirely embodied in Nate Hartley. (That clip is from when Hartley was an adult though; his teen voice is more accurate.) Face, voice, EVERYTHING.  His voice is actually naturally deeper than Biff’s, it’s just that Raige talks high and hasn't spent ages training his voice.

Thomas’s speaking voice sounds like Bruno Mars (if Mars was from Texas) and his singing voice is a lot like Mitch Grassi’s. (Grassi is the high voice--Thomas can sing higher than most people assume.) Pop star smooth all the way.

Comboy Bob sounds exactly like the piggy bank from Toy Story.

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Drown
Series: Giant Robots (Infinity Smashed/Pacific Rim crossover)
Word Count: 2000
Summary: The apocalypse hits, and no matter what happens, Biff and M.D.'s giant robot is going to be left at the bottom of the ocean. M.D. just assumes she'll go down with it, but Biff isn't going for it.
Notes: Title comes from a song by Nojahoda. This story wasn’t a winner of the poll, but its price was the same as the remaining money  left over, so here it is! This is the END of the Giant Robots series, and you’d be best served reading the rest first. Further notes at the bottom.


After so many years in the pilot seat of Whiskey Delta, M.D. is practically half-robot herself. She seems happiest strapped into the braces and the Drift, where there's no pills, no pain, and all the strength and power she could ever need.

“It's not being a gimp that bothers me,” she tells him once, unprompted. “It's all the baggage everyone else has about it. Well, that and the pain. I'd be okay without the pain.”

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