LOL. I still exist. This pleases me.
Anyway, this is the first part of a fanfiction story I'm writing. It is basically an overhauled complete rewrite of a fanfic I wrote around 1998, one that made my name popular in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fandom of that time. Recently, I have actually been getting emails from strangers asking me to either find "Cold Fire" or write a new story in the same universe, a world in which our beloved Michelangelo gains telekinetic and telepathic powers via alien technology - but at a nearly fatal price. I was a sadistic little fucker. Angst, Tragedy, and Hurt/Comfort were my Tropes to play with.
This time around, I get to play with the 2012 reboot from Nick. Despite my skepticism of the first season, it really grew on me. Especially their very individual traits. And Mikey has freckles! And huge bright baby blue eyes! However, of course with that comes Mikey being the comedic prankster, the one seen as least intelligent, the loud silly goofy annoying weird hedonist who has ADHD and natural ninja skills and could be the most powerful martial artist if only he'd concentrate his potential.
It irritated me a bit at first when April O'Neil was brought in as a teenager and a hybrid human with Kraang DNA and rudimentary clairvoyant powers. However, once it was established that in Dimension X, Michelangelo was the Genius King, I realized that potentially, Mikey could also have Kraang DNA, which is why he is able to navigate Dimension X as if it were his natural state. "Hey, in crazy backwards land, crazy backwards dude is king." And it does make me wonder if the showrunners will actually touch upon that. If Mikey really has Utrom DNA, and if it is activated, would he be potentially psychic? I'm not waiting to find out.
This story takes place in the middle of Season 4. I know they're on a strict mission to locate all the pieces of the Triceraton black hole generator, to stop the Triceratons from ever getting to Earth in the first place, traveling back in time to prevent not only the destruction of Earth but the entire invasion. But I imagine they could take a break for a few months to deal with... um... this.
So, this is essentially for Emily to review for neuroscience accuracy, and for any TMNT fan who comes across it to read for fun. And if you are not a TMNT fan, or don't even know what TMNT is, think of it as a really weird in media res story with established characters in an established world that you can Google for a few hours. Seriously, this is a fandom that will remain immortal.
And if you do recall the details of "Cold Fire", just keep them in mind, because this will be much different.
PS, did you know that Dr Honeycutt is voiced by David Tennant? Looks like The Doctor has some new companions after all.
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"Hey, does anyone remember this amazing story from like years ago, Cold Fire by Joanna Capello, whatever happened to that?" -Ninja Turtle fans on the internet.