Or better known to me as "How Grim Tales should have been" but that isn't as catchy. Originally, it was known as "Grim Tales from the Surface Above"and may as well return back to it, I'm not sure.
If you are unaware, Grim Tales is a comic hosted on Snafu-Comics and produced by Bleedman. The story is suppose to follow the children of Grim ad Mandy, characters from "The Grim Tales of Billy and Mandy". The comic use to be good, but now it's nothing but pointless fanservice of a character very few people like on Snafu (Chi, the daughter of Aku). I hate what happened to the comic, so I decided to play some of my own fan canon and fanfiction writing skills and develop a story that I think Grim Tales should have followed.
The story (Grim Tales from Up Above) is going to focus on Mini-Mandy (Minnie) as she explores Earth in it's post-apocalyptic state. It picks up about here: grim.snafu-comics.com/index.ph… from the comic and continues on a different path. Ever since The flashback was shown, about the state of Megaville and Him obliterating it, I couldn't help but wonder about the condition up there and started theorizing. Minnie becoming bitter and angry at Jr is a perfect opportunity for her to venture out on a quest to "rediscover" herself as well as display what I think the surface world is about.
You'll see a new, darker KND, old heroes and children of other heroes, memorable locations (Not New York because that's in everything), and the grim setting that the world has been left in as Minnie goes on to find out who she is.
Unfortunately, this story is not high on the priority list. When I'm not working on school, Mass Effect 3, or pony stories (I have six I am working on of my own, and another handful of editing jobs), I'm then drawing and then this story comes into play. Luckily thought, everything is outlined.
Point of this journal:
I have been working on the final "piece" that would leave me comfortable to start churning out chapters. That is actually the design of Minnie. I can't decide what to do. The first design was a sort of echo of a Adepta Sororitas (Sister of Battle) from Warhammer 40K and Ezio Auditore's Armor of Altair. This was to give her a sort of "Gothic warrior" feel that would work for her personality. I also have a difficult time seeing her wear pants, and no one wants to wear a dress/skirt into a post-apocalyptic wasteland so the assassin robes seemed to be a good compromise. The second design is much, much more reminiscence of Edward Kenway's robes from Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. More faded, leather armor instead of metal, giving more of a "scavenger/apocalyptic look" to the outfit.
I am drafting the two versions on my tablet right now. I have previously created the "Gothic warrior" image, but now redoing it to get the proportions right. I'm going to post both, maybe with some light coloring done to them, and then decide what to do before I move out of the outlining stage and into the writing stage.