Welcome, Patrons, to the very last installment of this fic!
:Syl tosses a small handful of confetti into the air:
That’s it? I’d thought you’d be more enthusiastic about finishing this.
“Oh, so I’m not allowed to have an off day?” :crosses arms over chest: “I’m not your performing monkey, you know.”
…Oh-kay, then. Let’s focus on the fic, since we’re so close to the end.
:Syl snorts but remains quiet:
Awesome. Last time, Terry and Jack’s army was patiently waiting on a vast plain for Aku to attack them, and then there was some senseless fighting that managed to perfectly match opponents so that the “good” guys would be triumphant. And, just as Syl predicted, Aku’s minions have turned on him.
Uh-huh. So onward to the fic!
I’ve returned after my unscheduled, and unwanted, break with two more chapters! I’ve brought Syl along with me because she cannot be trusted when left to her own devices.
“Rude. I get that you’re mad, but is the cage really necessary?”
:Ghostie looks up at Syl, who is sitting in a large birdcage dangling from the ceiling:
You hit me over the head, stuffed me in a sack, threw me in a closet, and stole my riff!
“Honestly, I didn’t think that would work. I had this whole elaborate plan to keep you away from here; laser grids, magnetic mines in the vents, I really went all out. And you never even tried to get out of the closet! I was so disappointed.”
Well … I had my knitting with me, and I’m really close to finishing this cowl I’m making from this super-soft baby alpaca.
“You knit with babies?!? I thought knitting was for spinsters and little pepperpot grannies.”
You thought wrong.
So what happened while I was away? I’m not sure, Syl didn’t take any notes, so I’ll just have to jump on in.
“Hey! I took notes!”
Writing Sephiroth erotica doesn’t count as taking notes.
:Syl saunters into the Riffing Chamber, kicks the door shut, and places a bottle of faintly glowing red liquid on the desk before throwing herself down in the chair. She tosses her tricorn hat onto the desk, leaning back in the chair and propping her bare feet up on the edge of the desk:
:Syl toasts the air with her bottle:
“I’m here all by myself today; strangely enough, Ghostie didn’t show up in the Library this morning. I’m sure she’ll turn up eventually, but until then my humble self will have to do.”
:Syl removes a sheaf of badly rumpled notes flecked with what could be dried blood from her vest:
“Luckily, I just happen to have Ghostie’s notes on hand.”
:flips through papers:
“Let’s see; last time, there were a couple of fights that I found incredibly dull so I didn’t pay a lot of attention to them, and everyone made their way to the least secret Secret Desert Base ever founded.” :continues flipping through papers, tossing a few over her shoulder: “That’s really all there was.”
:drinks deeply from bottle before coughing out a gout of blue smoke:
“Smooth. Now to find out what happens next in this mess.”
Good afternoon, patrons! Sorry about the late update today but blue.
We have no guest for this Sunday so SC found us this gem of fanart to share. This is “The Return of Samurai Jack” by ijul on Deviantart. You can find his gallery here. It’s quite amazing work. Enjoy and we will see you tomorrow!
Welcome back, Patrons! I’ve returned…
I mean… :sighs deeply: We’ve returned with another pair of chapters for this clusterfic.
“You just made that word up. You complained the last time I did that.”
I’m a Librarian, we’re allowed to make up words.
“How convenient for you.”
Just drop it, Syl. So what happened last time?
“Everyone wandered around in the desert until a cyclone picked them up and tossed them into their boss arenas.”
There was also a tiny attempt to introduce the characters with the briefest character synopses possible. At the end of last week’s final chapter, Jack and Terry/Batman had made it to the invisible secret desert base.
“Two whole chapters, and that’s all there was to them.”
Kind of sad, isn’t?
“If you mean the pathetic kind of sad, then yes. It is sadthetic.”
Stop it. Let’s see if the next chapter is any better.
That’s the spirit!
Title: Samurai Jack meets Batman Beyond
Topic: Samurai Jack/Batman Beyond
URL: Chapter 3
URL: Chapter 4
Critiqued by Ghostcat with “special” guest Syl
Welcome back, gentle-Patrons!
I have returned with another pair of chapters in the fic that is quickly turning into a fifty-canon pile up. Not a lot happened last time; there was some vague back story about Aku creating a trans-dimensional army to defeat Jack and take over all the things, but instead of sending the army after Jack Aku ordered a couple of bounty hunters to take care of it.
“Then the idiots set fire to a noodle bar.”
Right, the fire. After that, Batman kidnapped Jack and took him to the Batcave, although every thing was so Void-ish that they could really be in any cave filled with high-tech gear.
“Whatever that gear might be.”
It’s safe to say that this fic has an excellent chance of being nominated for this year’s Most Formless Void in the Sucktastic Awards.
I am your intrepid Librarian Ghostie, and joining me today, to my great reluctance, is our resident trans-dimensional navagatrix, Syl.
:Syl blows kisses to the Patrons:
I can’t seem to get rid of her; the only way to make her leave is to ask sensei to visit, and he’s off cataloguing gnat knuckles or something.
“Is that what they call it now?”
Don’t start. Let’s just get on with it, shall we?
“Please allow me to introduce myself.
“I’m a woman of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long year. Stole many a man’s soul to waste.”
… I know you’re paraphrasing the lyrics from Sympathy for the Devil, but that is eerily spot-on for you.
Hello, dear Patrons!
I’m here with a short little fic; although it have twelve chapters, each chapter is so short I’m going to be able to double up on each riff. I found this little nugget in the Samurai Jack section of ff.net; it was announced last December that Adult Swim’s Toonami is producing a new season so I’ve been poking around the section to see if there have been many new fics added in anticipation. This is nominally a crossover between Samurai Jack and Batman Beyond, but … It gets pretty clusterfuckery pretty fast. Let’s take a look at the summary, shall we?
In a world ruled by the master of all evil, two men must team up to overthrow him. Note: appearances from other characters are found without as well.
Not super-helpful; I would assume that these two men mentioned would be Jack and Batman, but that doesn’t really tell me anything. It’s that note at the end that perked up my Librarian antenna. I assume that these “other characters” will be drawn from different canons, since there would be no need to make special note of a canon character appearing, and that usually spells trouble.
I’m not going to go into a long info-dump on the source materials – I’ll cover the relevant areas when they appear but this fic does go off the reservation is a big way pretty early on. Enjoy!