Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Buffy vs Burning Man

If I can dig up the plot, I'll post it here like I did the others, but I thought someone might find this interesting, particularly if there are any Buffy fans out there. Originally, I was sitting on the fence between two stories - Burning Man and a pisstake on Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Mike and Raph encounter a colossal uber-vamp in the belltower of the Church Raph has been hiding out in. The short and curly of it is that basically the two end up teaming up with a girl cut from the Buffy mold. She kicks vampire ass and the three set out to figure out why this ancient monster (which feeds on other vampires as well) has been let loose. It was basically a "What if" sort of story but taking all the necessary precautions to avoid horrendous legal troubles. It was a fun story, but ultimately took a dirt nap in favour of Burning Man, which ties into everything else I've got coming along for next year.

4 comments:

mollinger said...

Love your back-up story in Tales.
I appreciate the way you actually use Mirage characters and settings, and in interesting ways.

adam

Tristan Jones said...

Thanks Adam! The Mirage Universe is easily the most versatile of all the TMNT universes, and I'm always honoured to be able to put pen to paper for it. I'm glad you dug the short too! It was kind of a last minute thing, and very tough to write in it's brevity!
I've got four VERY different stories being told in very different ways lined up for next year, all of which are tying into each other in one way or another, and all spin out of #36. So keep an eye out and let me know what you reckon!

greg said...

Hmm, very interesting. Did you do the script to that? (the Buffy, Mike, Ralp team up, I mean.)

Tristan Jones said...

No, in the end, I chose to submit The Burning Man, which to me is a much more original story (though, nothing is original these days). It also links in with everything else, and sets up some things which, fingers crossed, I can keep going with!