A 62-post collection

Challenge #01211-C116: Through the Multiverse

Adventuring around the Multiverse, starring Stanford Pines! (If you have not seen Gravity Falls up to Not What He Seems, please replace Stanford with another character)

  1. With Wander and Sylvia
  2. In the last TV show, comic or game universe you encountered -- Gallifreya

[Of firkin course I've seen Gravity Falls. I was just never up on the decoding things because I (a) lacked the reflexes and (b) lacked the smarts. This is an author who needs help at every third Professor Layton puzzle. Also, this puts the gap count down to 14]


In his continued adventures through realities, Ford learned a lot of things. Not the least of which was the inherent value of a paperclip. Another was the extreme importance of prestidigitation. Something for which his six fingers were extremely handy. No pun intended.

And having a pretty good knowledge of strategy and tactics helped more than he could believe.

Take... this place. He had arrived with nothing but what he had on him. And then he went from street magician to slightly-stunned leader of an intragalactic army that had managed to conquer over fifty planets and therefore gain a place on the leader board.

Most of this had happened before he worked out what was going on. He was just, sort of biding his time until and opportunity to head home presented itself. And being a benevolent dictator wasn't that hard in a universe apparently populated by idiots.

And one... really annoying guy in a funny hat.

He came with a gift basket, a banjo, and a Zbornak with a temper. He welcomed them with cakes and ginger ale. Had a good old chat about what the heck was going on in this reality. About who the major players were, who the real threat was, and what could be done about it.

"But in the end?" he said. "I just want to go home."

Which lead to information about the planetary conjunction, the cosmic being, and time Orbbles.

"So what about this mighty magic at your command?" growled Sylvia.

"I have no idea," Ford confessed. "I started doing card and coin tricks on Gullaibur Seven, and the next thing I knew, I was in command of a fleet."

"Oh. Yeah. They're easily impressed over that way," said Wander.

"Not for much longer. I've been doing something about their educational system in my spare time."

"So..." said Sylvia. "You're not evil."

"I don't think so. I've just been trying to help out while waiting for an opportunity."

Wander and Sylvia shrugged at each other, and gave him the location of Time Orbbles.

When he met up with Wander at the temple, he got a sandwich with mustard while Wander distracted the evil hordes with his shenanigans. Ford had spent some time formulating a wish that wouldn't backfire, and uttered it.

And just like that, he was into another universe.


It was not... quite... the Earth he knew. For a start, all the people he met had ridiculous exaggerations to their faces. Another key difference was the ability to solve puzzles to help people.

They held a great value for the ability to resolve a conundrum, and it wasn't long before he found himself elevated to a position of fame. He had a luxury airship to explore the world, and he was halfway tempted to call her the Stan o' War. But because he was a nerd, it was a toss-up between Enterprise and Bucephalus. But both of those were taken, so he settled for Intrepid.

Sufficiently advanced technology existed in this semi-steampunk reality, so he collected as much as he could before he had enough of it for his purposes.

And then he left everything that belonged in this reality to that newcomer, Herschel Layton. He was a good kid with a sound future.

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Challenge #01100-C003: One Almost Humorous Afternoon in a Discworld Pub

Scumble. from the Wonderful World of Sir Terry Prachett. -- Anon Guest

[AN: I suspect this is you, Knitnan]

"It's made from apples," said the grinning local.

"Mostly apples," amended the barman.

The visitor from another dimension picked it up. "I like apple juice," said the brass machine, and downed the thimble-full[1] in a trice. The steam-powered machine smacked its lips for a few seconds. "Kinda fizzy," he said. "Is it supposed to taste rotten?"

"Er," said one of the formerly-guffawing

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Challenge #01074-B342: When Realities Collide

"No, sir. They're not green, they're blue! They talk funny and they're drinking everything!" -- Anon Guest

[AN: a doff of the witch's hat and a formal bow to Sir Terry Pratchett. You are still missed. Also I saw that reference to Monty Python, you magnificent sneak]

Kazooland, though it is a reality unto itself, is also a Corridor realm. It has little back doors to every other realm of imagination. Soft spots where you can trip over another reality without a

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Challenge #01043-B311: One Very Bad Day

Lewis Pepper and Fluttershy (tiny ghost choir optional) -- Gallifreya

Lewis' form coalesced as his consciousness returned. Ow. That hurt. He let himself linger in invisibility while he took stock.

Okay. One of the unsolicited exorcists had banished him to another plane. That was -haha- plainly evident. Everything here was bright colours and cheerful curves. There was a small town, just beyond the forest. Also brightly coloured and almost offensively pretty.

So he was currently a floating, purple vapour. Good. People might

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Challenge #01027-B295: One Terrifying Adventure in a Hidden Bunker

Person #1: Was this place built on an old well, or a burial ground or something?

Person #2: No [Person #1], weren't you paying attention? This whole mess is the result of somebody bringing Nazi Magitech back from WW2 Germany instead of burninating it like any sane person would. -- RecklessPrudence

"Ooooh," cooed Kevin. "So that's why everything is all over swastikas and lightning bolts, right?"

"Eeeh," Allie shrugged. "Sort of. My research indicates that the artefact kind'a possessed the interior decorator

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Challenge #01024-B292: Don't Let Them Breed

Sara Louise meets Sherlock (the Benedict Cumberach one). they both get bored easily with trouble ensuing. -- Anon Guest

Watson should have known they were in trouble when the suspected alien had vanished from a locked room without a trace. Scotland yard usually handed off such cases to a special military unit, but they were off on a completely different crisis.

Sherlock looked around the room, including the floor and the ceiling. Everything seemed undisturbed. Not to Sherlock's sharp eyes. He touched

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Challenge #00979-B248: One Crowded Hour in a BBC Studio

In a tardis with a doctor while a time stream shatters

(Prompt from Triddin.)

"Just a few... crucial repairs," the Doctor emerged from under the ancient console and stared. Peter broke character. "Andy... You're in the next scene."

But it wasn't Andy Linden who spoke. It was William Hartnell. "What the devil is this person doing on the set? He looks like he fell into a donations basket instead of getting dressed. Verity! What's happening?"

A much, much younger Tom Baker strode

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bee-the-gatekeeper: melovu-longtime: bee-the-gatekeeper: Request by melovu-longtime. I actually finished the gear painting so I get a...




Request by melovu-longtime. I actually finished the gear painting so I get a treat… drawing some fun fan art… before I go on to try and render a nest full of shinies. I kept it simple because my tablet has been lagging pretty badly.

You didn’t specify how you wanted Rabbit to play with Beemo, so my take is that she and the others got separated when they wandered into a snowy region (Ice King asks whether Rabbit

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Challenge #00903-B172: One Thing in Common

Francoeur and Sweetie Belle

Her big sister had a really big visitor. He was immense enough to make a full-grown dragon wary. All black and sharp spikes and luminous red eyes…

…and a gentle, almost foal-like way of investigating the world with all four hands.

Sweetie Belle thought she was well-hidden until he offered her a rose and cooed, “…joli petit poney…”

“Oh, don’t be frightened, Sweetie Belle,” Rarity singsonged. “Francoeur is as gentle as a lamb.

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Challenge #00901-B170: Strange Creatures

Alternate universe prompt: The X - Mares

[AN: Of course I instantly thought of MLP:FiM]

Things went very quickly bad when the entirety of Ponyville discovered that Fluttershy’s strange friend was stranger than they had believed possible.

His glowing eyes almost bugged out of his head. He smiled with sharp, sharp teeth. He vanished in a puff of sulphur. He didn’t have hooves. He had paws. And his tail… was more like a dragon’s than a pony’

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Challenge #00565 - A190: One Fine Evening in a Festival of Masques

Challenge #00565 - A190: One Fine Evening in a Festival of Masques



A duet between Francouer and The Spine.

On the plus side, the makeup was working. On the minus side, everyone was giving him the stink-eye because head decided to test it during an extended costume party all over Paris.

The Spine considered it a point of merit that he had to buy a cheap mask…

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Challenge #00795-B064: Come to Scenic Gravity Falls

 Mabel Pines and Francouer.
(if you don’t watch Gravity Falls a. Do it and b. this is now a free prompt day)

[AN: I do watch, I’m just not into the decoding stuff because I’m daft. I let everyone else do that.]

“I’ll show you all! I’ll summon a monster from ages past to destroy you all! Destroy you all! Destroy you all! Destroy you all!”

“Uh…” said Dipper. “Was it necessary

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Still in South Park

Kurt and Todd, still in South Park. The “184th” line has pretty much become their soundtrack. Todd is rolling with the weirdness, but Kurt is nearing a breakdown (shot at by Jimbo and Ned, witnessing Kenny die multiple times, constantly stalked by geneticist Dr, Mephisto). They’re walking down the street discussing this, when they see Jesus and Satan at a cafe having coffee. Cue freak-out.

(#00787 - B056)

“…so hungry…”

“Yo, hungry’s your default

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Prompt: SPG and A Monster In Paris. The band comes to visit the best cabaret in Paris and see the famous Masked Musician...

(#00785 - B054)

[AN: I already have a much longer one in progress here, so I’ll pretend it doesn’t exist in my continuity just for you. (Seriously, keeping a continuity is vastly important to me and registers on my OCD) You’re welcome]


There was a small dirigible docked with the Eiffel Tower, which some Parisians still called “the tragic coat hanger”. But even they had to admit that it did come in handy as a dock for dirigibles,

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The Travelogue Continues

After leaving Francoeur behind, Kurt and Todd find themselves in South Park, bizarre animation and all. How will they cope with being the 184th strangest thing to happen to the town?.

(#00766 - B035)

It had been another typical morning at the bus stop. The usual debate had come around to the subject of mothers.

“Mmf F mmmf mf Mmmmmmm'f mmf mf f mmmmf,” said Kenny.

“You take that back, you sonofabitch,” Cartman challenged.

“Get over it,

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