Welcome to Origami Yoda: The Expanded Universe! This site is a place where SuperFolders send in their own stories and ideas set in the world of Tom Angleberger’s Origami Yoda series!!
There are a few rules:
1. No swearing.
2. No graphic violence.
3. No overly suggestive content/scenes.
4. If you don’t like a certain story, don’t be a bully. Instead, offer constructive criticism!
5. Do not directly copy the plot of the original work. Make it your own!
6. Please do not post stories as comments.
7. All stories may be slightly edited before publication.
8. Have Fun!
You can read the OY EU, MOU, and DCOU stories, write and read the One-Shots and Elseworlds, chat in the SuperFolder TalkZone, have fun, do what you want, and enjoy your time here!
Submit your stories to:
(Submit your story to the email of the respective universe it takes place in.)
The Universe Belongs To All!
-SuperFolder JC and the EU Council
Similarly to Hades’ interview, Superfolder Guillermo has conducted an interview with SF Noah:
Q) What made you join the Superfolder community in the first place?
A) Reading the books, really. I read the first Origami Yoda book when I was eight years old. I looked up the site and found a bunch of other people who liked it as much as I did and I decided to join the community!
Q) Did you ever fold an origami Yoda and went around the school giving advice?
A) It crossed my mind a couple times when I was younger, but I never did.
Q) Have you got any friends at school or university ( I don’t know which one) that’s part of the Superfolder community?
A) I do not, no.
Q) Did you like the Origami Yoda The Series( movie version of OY books) ?
A) I did! They’re a bit cheesy, looking back, but it was so cool to see the books be re-enacted by kids like me.
Q) Would you reboot OY the series?
A) I don’t see myself doing so, no.
Q) Will the Origami Yoda Bounty Hunters saga ever be continued? Or will twilight of the student be the ultimate finale?
A) I can say with certainty that the Bounty Hunters saga is ending with Twilight. However, the EU Legends will still be open to anyone who wants to write!
Q) When did you join the Origami Yoda Jedi council of Superfolders?
A) I was inducted after I drew the Lego Origami Yoda Minifigures back in October.
Q) How did you do the Origami Yoda minifigures that you did last October? Did you use an App?
A) I use a drawing program on my computer called FireAlpaca. It’s a great free program and I’ve used it for a long time.
Q) Are you excited for Star Wars Episode IX?
A) Of course! I can’t wait to see it.
Q) Do you think more origami universes will be added to the EU apart from OY, DC or Marvel?
A) Who knows? It remains to be seen if some other enterprising being will create another universe.
Q) Do you like school?
A) School is school. Some days are better than others, but generally it’s tolerable.
Q) Mr. Angleberger once said, “Without the superfolders there could be no balance in the force”. Do you agree?
A) He’s the boss, so of course I do. The Superfolders are the ones who have kept the OY universe alive for so long!
Q) Did you like Crease of the Rebellion?
A) I did! It was a fun story, especially because I liked Rebels when it was airing. Job/JC as the Inquisitor was a fun villain, and Kellen’s turn to the Dark Side was very believable. Incidentally, the Rebels on CJ’s cover were actually folded by myself a long time ago!
Q) Did you enjoy reading The Mantle of Iron Fold?
A) Again, yes. It was one of the first One-Shots ever written, and it was cool to see that part of the MOU start to take form.
Q) What advice would you give to young and new superfolders?
A) My main advice is, make friends in the community! The Superfolders are a small group, but it’s exciting to see it grow with any new member.
Q) Have you played Star Wars: Battlefront 2?
A) I have, and I like it a lot.
Q) Who is your favorite movie or series character?
A) Difficult question. Hmm…I can narrow it down to three: Barry Allen (The Flash), Shawn Spencer (Psych), Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Han Solo (Star Wars).
Q) Did you ever participate in OY the series?
A) I never did get the chance. I actually was going to play Jacob Minch in one episode, but the series was cancelled before I could.
Q) How many “Folds” are you planning on the MOU?
A) Four are planned. Hopefully, Four will be able to start as soon as Three ends.
Q) How are you?
A) Good, how are you?
Q) How did you meet the EU council members?
A) Very different ways for each, and I’ll cover them quickly: I met Megan/Phred and JC after writing and sending in Month of the Skyfolders, and they (JC especially) became pretty good friends. I can’t quite remember how I met Evil Jawa and CJ, but I know it was after I’d joined the EU Council myself. Then, I met Camster when me and CJ proposed the MOU to him, and I met OrigamiLuke after he’d expressed an interest in writing for the MOU.
Q) How much time have you been a Superfolder?
A) I have been a Superfolder going on…six years, now.
Q) Have you ever gone to Disneyland Star Wars Galaxys edge? Would you like to go(again)?
A) I have not been, no. I do want to, though. It looks like an incredibly fun place.
Q) Favourite Star Wars character?
A) Han Solo is probably my most favorite character, but some of my other favorites are Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Captain Rex, and the Crimson Corsair.
And we’re off! The first story in Fold 3 has just been posted, and it is Novagami and Adam Papercut, a story of Wheeler buddies written by SF Hades. Read it here!
Now that we’ve begin, expect a whole bunch of content coming soon!
P.S. the cover is coming soon.
Just for fun, while we’re in the ‘off-season’ (believe me, we’ll be back up and running very soon) I thought it’d be fun to have a poll. A very simple one, sure, but it’s all to beat the boredoms.
If you’ve read Rage of Artron (hint hint, read it here) you’ll know that the OrigAvengers team has changed a lot. I won’t tell you how, because that would be a spoiler. However, in the interests of always remembering where we came from, this poll will rank the original six members of the team. Vote for your favorite member, be it the cocky Clark, upright Andy, jokester Jesse, or any of the others because I can’t think of anymore adjectives.
After you vote, tell us why said OrigAvenger is your favorite in the comments below!
In keeping up with our own sort of Hall H, I feel like it’s necessary to talk a bit on the state of the DCOU, and, unlike DC at San Diego Comic Con, we’re really here!
As everyone knows, the first DCOU story “Batfold” was released last October. Recently, we had Hades’ “Folders of Tomorrow” release as our first One Shot, introducing Lampert’s School for the Future Athletes of America. You may be seeing Daniel Anderson in a Main Line Story soon.
But I know what you’re thinking:
Where’s the Mainline stories?
The city of JuteFruce has three schools: Kane, Shuster, and Lampert… and they’re being torn at the seams, or should I say ‘creases?’
… Bad crowd, huh?
Well anyways, all three of them have their own issues, but I am proud to show off the full Fold one slate, with some little hints on the plots of each.
We saw Alan Wade and Batfold in Batfold fight the OriJoker and solve who poisoned his parent’s soup that led to their demise. Now, it’s time to hear about what’s going on at Shuster’s boarding school.
A crumple in the image of a student occurs in Superfold – Our second story in Fold One! (Written in a collaborative effort by M3ga and some members of the council)
A new crease in the school causes a tear in Alan’s ideas in Batfold: Novick Detention (written by OrigamiLuke100).
At Lobdell academy in Iocana city, CJ Whogley makes some friends… and enemies. He must learn how to “fold in” in Tin Titan’s: Go! (Written by Jar Jar Pleats)
Past and Present fold over into one piece in Wonder Folder (Name is still in the works) (Written by Supreme Leader Skywalker)!
Lightning fast speed and a cool attitude form a messy origami swan of sorts in The Fold (Written by SF Noah)!
This paper gets soaked in Aquapleat! (written by SF Hades)
A summer camp on a college campus with many dorms get origami crazy in Green Creaser (Written by SF Camster)!
Concluding our first fold, many villains fold together to fight the new Justice Pleats in… Justice Pleats (Written by various superfolders)
Start expecting new stories soon!
Also, if you have oneshot ideas or general ideas for the DCOU email at Dc.Origami.email@example.com.
Anyways, that is all of the news I have for you today! Crease!
Still a tough crowd, huh?
Now that OrigAvengers II is up and posted, we thought it would be a good idea to reveal to you the lineup for the next chapter in the MOU: Fold 3. It’ll be big, but I don’t think you all have any idea what’s in store. You know, unless you’ve written anything for it, but you get my point.
However, hopefully you guys all know by now that certain things are subject to change and when its all said and done, Fold 3 might not look exactly like this list says it will look. But have faith, true believers, because we’re doing everything we can to make this another great volume.
So, your (tentative) list for Fold 3 is as follows:
Novagami and Adam Papercut by SF Hades
The Strange Case of Doctorigami Strange by CrimsonDawn
All-New Spider-Fold by SF YodaForce
The Rise of Namor by SF Guillermo
The Dawn of the Summer Camp Six by EvilJawa
Foldians of the Galaxy: The GOAT by OrigamiLuke100
T.H.A.N.O.S. and the Infinity Folds by SF Noah
The Return of the Summer Camp Six by EvilJawa
And, as with the others, there’s One-Shots and Elseworlds aplenty coming soon. Please, speculate responsibly and enjoy!
Coming off the heels of OrigAvengers: Rage of Ultron, we have two new One-Shots from EU regulars: YodaForce and Guillermo! One’s a story about a Spider-Fold (not one you’d expect) in Spider-Fold: Rent Case. Read it here: Spider-Fold: Rent Case.
The other is a look back to the past (the 90’s, to be more precise) about the fittingly titled Old OrigAvengers! (and yes, that Maria is Maria Largent.)
Read them and tell the authors what you think?
After a long wait, Fold 2 is in the books. OrigAvengers: Rage of Artron is now out and ready for reading! Read it here: The OrigAvengers: Rage of Artron Please, tell us what you think! Who’s your favorite OrigAvenger, and wow, Fold 2 was big, wasn’t it?
Just you wait for Fold 3. We’re got even bigger plans coming up.
Hey all, Jawa here. While the other members of The EU Council have been hard at work writing the final stories in Origami Yoda EU canon, I’ve been working on another story of my own. It’s called “The OYEU Time Travel Special”, and it can be found by clicking here, or finding it under the Origami Yoda Legends Tab.
I’ll be posting it in installments, much like my other current story, Closed, This Case Is.
Hope you enjoy the story (so far!) and remember, keep on writing!
– Jawa and the EU Council
Yet another character drawing, this time it’s the Unshreddible Hulk herself: Ally!
Hey guys, Jawa here.
I’ve started to notice in the last few years that story submissions have been slowing down at an alarming rate. I know that this was partially caused due to the original OY Fanbase growing up and moving on, but we still have several active members on this site, who often ask about submitting stories.
Something that I think has been lost over time on the EU is a sense of freedom. People feel like they have to write a specific story, assigned by a specific person, that has to be out at a specific time. This is not true. (There are exceptions, but we’ll get to that.)
So here’s the thing that people keep forgetting:
YOU CAN WRITE WHATEVER YOU WANT.
That’s right! You can write for Origami Yoda Legends, the MOU or DCOU Elseworlds, and anything else, which goes on Between the Folds.
The only “assigned stories” are One-Shots and Main Stories for the MOU and DCOU.
But if you have an idea, just write! Once you’re done, send it in, we’ll spell/grammar check it, and then put it on the site! It’s that simple!
There are two ways to send a story in:
#1: Send your story to the correct email address. They can be found at the top of the Home Page.
#2: Send your story in via the submission form in the SuperFolder Talkzone page.
I hope this clears everything up and gives everyone more confidence to write stories.
Keep on writing!
– Jawa and the EU Council
As the title suggests, Superfolder Hades conducted an interview with me today! No, seriously! Read it below:
Q: How did you come up with MOU?
A: At that time, early last year, the EU was pretty dead. I’d been talking with JC and CJ, who I’d kept up a pretty consistent correspondence with through the years, and we wondered how to get the EU back to its former glory. I wondered if we could ever write stories seperate from Star Wars, and ultimately McQuarrie Middle, so I decided we could do a series based on Marvel characters with an entirely new school, or two. And why not make it a high school? I pitched the idea to JC. He loved it, I shared it with CJ and the then-new EU leader Camster and the rest is history.
Q: Who came up with the order of release for the MOU stories?
A: Ultimately, it is me who puts all of the stories in a set schedule. I kind of make up the release schedule as new ideas come to me and fit them together, with a lot of help from the other Council members. Sometimes, like with Fold 1, it was helpful to semi-base it off of the MCU release order, but other times, like with All-Winners and Spider-Fold, it made more sense to add them in out of the blue.
Q: Who all is in the council?
A: The EU Council is made up of JC, Evil Jawa, CJ, myself (Noah), Camster and OrigamiLuke.
Q: What was the process of writing Iron Fold like?
A: It was actually really fun. It was very different from writing any EU story I’d written before, since we had no basis in things like the Origami Yoda books to go off of. It was combining all of the style I (and we, the Council) used in the previous EU stories, elements from the comics and MCU, and trying my hardest to give it a distinct feel in the already very-large EU site. Especially when it came to writing Clark, who needed to be an incredibly unique character. It was such a fun experience.
Q: What was your Favorite part of Iron Fold?
A: My favorite part was the first confrontation between Clark and Nard, when Clark has absolutely no idea what he’s doing compared to the grim confidence of Nard. I actually built that entire chapter around the ‘Obadiah Coffee-Stain’ line, a line which me and CJ brainstormed together.
Q: What is your favorite scrapped content?
A: A name that keeps popping up, Cassidy Lashay, was originally going to be the main villain of Imperfect Iron Fold. However, she was shuffled off when Clark’s idiocy started to take form. However, we don’t like to let good ideas go to waste, so Cassidy will be around very soon, in a very different role than one we’d originally planned for her.
Q: What was your hardest sell to the council?
A: There have been several (some being very secret) but one of the most difficult was the idea of T.H.A.N.O.S. as not one person, but several.
Q: Name one character who you want in the MOU that isn’t in it already?
A: Technically, he’s already made an appearance (wink wink), but I cannot wait for Star-Lord and the rest of the (modern) Guardians.
Q: What would you say your best decision in the MOU was?
A: Probably making the MOU in the first place, because any decision after that was made with so much help from the others, especially CJ and Cam in the early days, that I can’t in good conscience claim them as my own. Except for T.H.A.N.O.S., that was all me.
Q: If you could describe the future of the MOU in one word what is that word?
Q: Which one do you prefer: Iron Fold or the sequel?
A: The sequel. Imperfect Iron Fold came together in such a nice way, and there’s a lot of fun moments that I loved writing.
Q: What MCU movie do you think will never be adapted?
A: Iron Man 3.
Q: What is your favorite MCU movie?
A: Spider-Man Homecoming is probably my favorite. But also, I’ll say this: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is criminally underrated, and I love it.
Q: How did you think of the Imperfect Iron Fold over a more traditional sequel?
A: Like with Cassidy Lashay and the sequel question, Imperfect Iron Fold was going to be a more traditional sequel before it flowed into what actually became. Originally, Cassidy was going to manipulate Clark’s newfound power and turn him into a villain before he realized who the real villain was. However, after writing some of Clark’s chapters, I realized there was villainous potential in and of himself, so Cassidy was moved off and Clark became the brokenest of broken heroes. Again, one of the reasons I loved writing it.
Q: What is your dream future for the EU?
A: Honestly, to see it come alive again and see so many people sharing stories and talking about them like the olden times. You young whippersnappers only know a bit about that. Just kidding. In all seriousness, seeing the EU become what it has has been gratifying enough, and I’m sure the rest of the Council would agree.
Q: Favorite OYEU story?
A: Origami Yoda and the Bounty Hunters. I have a ton of nostalgia for it, as it was the first story I ever collaborated with JC on, who was, and is awesome.
Q: Did you like BatFold?
A: if i don’t say yes peyton will kill me
Q: Is Noah your real name?
A: Yes, yes it is.
Q: Are you real?
A: Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy?
A: The sky.
Q: Favorite video game?
A: I’m not a gamer at all, but my two favorites are Overwatch and Spider-Man PS4.
Q: Favorite comic?
A: I’m also not much of a comic reader, but recently I read Gwenpool and it was awesome.
Q: Favorite song?
A: Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra.
Q: Do you have any embarrassing secrets?
Q: Career aspirations?
A: I’ve always wanted to go into film. Be it writing, directing, acting, I’d love to do any of those jobs.
Q: If you were to write a DCOU story what character would it be about ?
A: The Crimson Comet, Bartholomew Henry Allen.
Q: Any creative regrets from the MOU?
A: It wasn’t really intended, but keeping Fold 1 stories only written by the Council was a bit disappointing in hindsight. We’re making up for it in Fold 2 and especially Fold 3.
Q: How far was the MOU planned in advance?
A: Obviously we’ve had to restructure a lot, but the general structure of the MOU has been in place since about a month and a half before I started writing Iron Fold.
Q: Favorite meme?
A: I don’t have a favorite overall, per say, but keeping in theme Ratvenger, Avenge the Fallen and Noobmaster69 were all epic gamer moments.
Q: Will the finale of the MOU be a 2 parter like infinity war and Endgame or a singular story?
A: That’s not been 100% decided. However, I can say for certain that our version of Infinity War will definitely not be the finale.
Q: Any words to the superfolders?
A: Just words of gratitude and absolute amazement, because I wasn’t even sure the MOU would ever work. However, the SFs, some new and some old, came back and kept it going and look where we are now.
Q: And finally words to Tom Angleberger?
A: Tom is to the OY fandom what Stan is to the Marvel fandom. Seriously, without Tom’s direct encouragement, I doubt I would still be interested in writing and definitely not Origami Yoda. He’s such a cool guy.
And that’s it! Thanks, Hades!
I might keep doing this, drawing the MOU Characters. Who knows. Anyway, this is Mr. Andrew Gardner and Captain Americut.
Hey guys, Jawa here. I made an updated version of the current OYEU, MOU, and DCOU timeline.
In light of certain events that we, the mods, let get out of control, we have met together and updated the rules of the site. If you would like to be a member of this community, please follow these rules very closely, and we’ll all have a grand ole’ time.
1. No Major Swearing – This should be an obvious one. Since there are younger viewers that come and go from this site, and maybe parents that observe children’s internet activity, it is important to keep cussing to a minimum. This includes, bleeps, or implied cussing (such as loopholes in the system). Racist or derogatory terms fall into this banned category as well.
2. No Graphic Violence – As stated earlier, the EU is a safe site, in which people should feel comfortable posting, talking, and whatnot. Users should not have nightmares due to stories or comments made here. Graphic Violence is anything that involves: Blood, gore, guns, knifes, etc.
3. No overly sexual content/scenes – Parents observe children activity, and the last thing they want to see is other users talking of things that are deemed inappropriate. This is why we have the no overly sexual content/scenes rule in place. It’s done to protect users from seeing something they don’t want to see, especially on a site for origami finger puppets. This includes: Private part mentions, scenes that parents would make you cover your eyes, or dirty jokes
4. If you don’t like a certain story, don’t be a bully. Instead, offer constructive criticism – In our upcoming “EU’s Writing 101.” We go in depth on how to properly critique a story, and how to make it so your words aren’t hurting the writer, but building the writer up. Some people’s love for writing started here; don’t break it down.
5. Do not directly copy the plot of the original work. Make it your own! – This rule was simply made because in the infancy age of the EU, there were users that made stories that completely retold an entire movie, beat for beat, and if they were crazy enough, line for line. It’s uncreative and dull to read a story done in that way.
6. Please do not post stories as comments. – While there are exceptions to this rule (Parents don’t allow you to have an email), all stories MUST be sent through one of the three emails.
7. All Stories may be slightly edited before publication – If we find anything that violates 1-6, the writing will be edited or rejected.
9. In terms of talking Cartoons, keep it at what’s aired in the day (Cartoon network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Disney XD, boomerang), and avoid talking about what’s aired at night, typically on the adult block (Adult Swim, Nick at Night, etc.)
10. When theorizing, please keep it to the stories (Who/what is T.H.A.N.O.S.? What is the Presence doing in this story?) and not on: History, politics, or other users.
11. No begging for higher ranks, such as contributor, mod, admin, or even co-owner
12. Keep double posting to a minimum – fellas, it’s not us that are labelling your comment’s under moderation, it’s an automatic measure done in the event that you and a user post at close to the same time. If you post and it says “Your comment is awaiting moderation” That’s just because of the bot. Please, wait a bit before posting the same thing again.
13. No sharing personal information.
14. Have Fun! – Get creative! Make it your own!
I know this might seem like a lot of rules to just throw on you all, but almost all of these just hinge on common sense. If you have a healthy dose of that, you’ll do fine.
Hey guys, I’m pretty new to this whole new WordPress layout, so please give me a minute to like, figure this out and stuff! (Back in my day, it was all gray and blocky!)
So, I know most users in here are sitting, staring at the top right-hand corner next to the “Origami Yoda: the expanded universe” and wondering “What? What’s the DC origami universe?”
Well, fellow reader, I am proud to announce it: Welcome to the DCOU.
It’s self-explanatory. In a similar manner to the Marvel origami Universe, the DCOU is a set of stories set in the same universe as Tommy’s, Dwight’s, Clark’s, Dove’s, Jacob’s, and every other character in the OY novels, the OYEU and the MOU.
Here’s the current plan, that I, Peyton/OrigamiLuke100, the spearhead of this new line came up with:
- Each story in the DCOU will release on a similar schedule as the MOU, however, the DCOU stories release after each Fold of the MOU occur. You know that little down period after Fold One, where we all sat in the MOU discussion board and asked “When’s the next story coming out?” and “Is the OYEU dead?” Yeah, not anymore. Now, there will be a flow of more stories for you to read (and write!) A little bit before Fold 2 begins with the Imperfect Iron Fold, the first story, Batfold: Rebirth, will kick off the DCOU. We will wait until after Fold 2 is finished (Or nearing completion) to continue.
- A simple timeline would be like this: Batfold – Fold 2 kicks off – Fold 2 wraps up – DCOU Fold 1 continues – DCOU Fold 1 wrap up – Fold 3 kicks up
Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what’s so different about the DCOU?
Well, to start, there’s DC characters rather than Marvel Characters, so, there’s Batman, Superman, that kind of stuff.
Next, there’s a “darker” theme to most* stories. We have a few lighter tone stories as well.
Also, there are a few different schools, all of which have origami finger puppets. I’m not going to tell you which school has what, but, I’m going to let you theorize to your heart’s content!
- Kane – A public school where bullying is common.
- Shuster – A boarding school with a great band team and award-winning newsletter.
- Carter -An all Female High School private high school.
- Nodel – A school for 6-12 graders. Because they want to be different, the school is split into 7 different Hogwart like houses: The Red House, the Green House, the Orange House, the Yellow House, the Blue House, the Indigo House, and the Purple House. People are selected into the house by doing a 100 problem quiz that involves personality questions and situations.
- Lampert – This is a high school for athletes.
Yeah, they are pretty easy to figure out.
So, we have roughly 3-4 stories figured out. We have one completed. So, you know what that means!
- Everyone can suggest a character name to be used in the story. We aren’t talking about minor roles, such as a lunch lady or something. I’m talking about major characters that could appear in multiple stories. Villains, heroes, anyone!
- We NEED writers! We have a few for some stories, but, if you send an email to DC.firstname.lastname@example.org asking for a story, we will most likely have one. You email us, me or another mod will get back in touch with you, and we will go from there. It’s first dibs, though. If someone gets Pleat Arrow before you and wanted Pleat Arrow badly, I’m sorry.
- We also need folders and illustrators! If you are interested in folding for covers, or even drawing images, we are so down for that. Once again, just email us at DC.email@example.com, and we will get in touch with you.
Well guys, that’s it. Thank you all for reading this! Peace!
Hey everyone! SFCamster and Noah coming to you with a post.
As the return of the Bounty Hunter Saga nears, we have decided to re-read every Bounty Hunter story that we can! At the end of each story, we’ll rate the tale before us, on 1-10. You’re welcome to read along with us and post your thoughts in the comments as well!
Today, we are reading the first volume, which includes episodes 1-10.
The first story in the Bounty Hunters Saga is The Rise of Jango Fortune, written by the Council’s own Superfolder CJ. It was published on June 20, 2012, so it’s one of the oldest ones there! On with the show.
After the events of Princess Labelmaker, a new student comes to McQuarrie Middle School wielding a cootie catcher styled after Jango Fett, claiming it can grant any wishes. But this student has a few secrets up his sleeve. Is Jango Fortune as good as he seems, or is something more sinister going on under the McQuarrie gang’s noses?
Noah: Jango Fortune starts as most of the old EU stories started; with a new kid coming to school. It was the EU’s own cliche! Every story had it. The culprit this time? A kid not-so-subtly named Tony D. Struction. The problem is that Tony is a biiiiit underdeveloped. What do you think, Cam?
Cam: Yeah, I agree. Tony basically shows up randomly and then leaves. We don’t know much about him. However, I like how CJ incorporated some Kellen-style doodling into the file.
Noah: About the doodle thing, totally. It made Jango Fortune very unique in the BH Saga, and cemented CJ’s place as the Superdoodler of the EU.
Cam: So, what would you rate our first read, Noah?
Noah: Hmm, well, for it’s flaws, it’s definitely written pretty well. It’s short, but gets it’s point across and the McQuarrie gang are all characterized well. It’s major cons are it’s underdeveloped ‘main’ character, Lance’s short Dark Side fake-out, and a suspicious lack of Dwight. However, it does also set up a coming sequel at the end, and it was made the first story of the great BH Saga! I’d say it earns a 6/10
Cam: Considering this was one of CJ’s first stories, I thought he did great. However, I have to agree with that rating. It’s a 6/10 for me, too.
Next up, we have Boba Felt’s Mission, posted to the website a whopping two whole years after Jango Fortune, on Februrary 25th, 2014.
When another new student arrives at McQuarrie, this time wielding Boba Felt, Tommy and Harvey are at it again, using Jack and Boba Felt against each other. But where does Boba Felt’s allegiances truly lie? Find out in Boba Felt’s Mission!
Cam: Once again, we have that classic plot in which a character comes to the school and leaves at the end. Jack brings Boba for a mission (which is the subject of this story), but he moves away about a month later.
Noah: Told you, these types of stories are everywhere in the OYEU. Jack, however, is a bit more fleshed-out than Tony D. Struction, even gaining two chapters. This lets us see that Jack really isn’t a bad guy, he’s just very easily swayable.
Cam: Yeah, Jack switches allegiance several times in the story. Overall, I do miss CJ’s doodles, but the majority of EU stories haven’t had them, which is understandable. Also, after knowing StookyLukey years ago, it’s great to read a story by him!
Noah: Aside from some grammar problems, weak pacing and again very little Dwight and Origami Yoda, I actually preferred this Episode 2 to Episode 1! I’d say it gets a 7/10.
Cam: I actually prefer Episode 1 a bit more, but I think that they both average at about the same rating. It’s a 6/10 for me.
The next story is Episode 3, Revenge of the Felt, written by Superfolder JC! A direct sequel to Boba Felt’s Mission, it was posted just a week and a half later on March 5th, 2014. So, how does it stack up against it’s predecessor?
After Jack and Boba Felt seemingly stole Origami Yoda, Tommy and the gang are on a mission to find him. On a chase that takes them all over Roanoke, are Jack’s motives really so bad, or is something else entirely going on?
Noah: First of all, as a sequel to Boba Felt, this story succeeds. Jack’s character is consistent and the twist at the end it very surprising and fun, if a bit cheesy. It’s also fun to see references to other stories by Tom Angleberger, a theme that permeates all of JC’s stories. However, one slightly annoying plot element was introduced in this story…
Cam: Wishing Skittles. Man, this story was written well, but I wish (pun intended) that this had not come up. The Skittles changed everything about the EU. Suddenly, anything was possible. That gave a catalyst for future stories, but it did take away the middle school vibe for me.
Noah: Very true. So, how would you say it ranks, Cam?
Cam: I may not like the Skittle element, but that aside, I would say this was written better than the two previous stories (would you agree?). So, it’s a 7/10 for me.
Noah: Yep, I’d say that’s an accurate ranking. 7/10 for me as well.
As we roll on, it’s time for Episode 4: The Adventures of Origami Yoda. This was posted originally in 2012, but edited by JC in 2014 to join the new series. It was a collaborative effort of Superfolders Ricky, CJ, and JC to turn it into a full, doodled, McQuarrie-style case file.
What goes on at Dwight’s house when Dwight’s away? Weird stuff, apparently! Follow Origami Yoda in his adventure through Dwight’s big house, avoiding cats, making friends and most importantly defeating the Dark Side!
Noah: This is one story that is very weird and strange in a charming way.
Cam: This story is different from the others in that it doesn’t take place at McQuarrie MS. In a way, it’s actually a breath of fresh air. It develops Origami Yoda and Dwight as characters. It can be random sometimes, but it was very funny. I loved the occasional references to Tom, JC, and Jessie. Plus, at the Epilogue, there’s a mention of a certain person named Jacob… For me, it scores an 8/10.
Noah: I’d say it scores a 6/10 for me, actually. It was just a bit too weird, but it’s still a fun, unique look at Origami Yoda.
Our next story, Episode 5: The Week of Emperor Papertine, came out in 2012 but was added to the Bounty Hunters Saga in 2014. It was written by Superfolder JohnF. It’s the longest story yet! This is the original EU story, too, creating one of the longest-running characters in the EU, and arguably the most famous: Jacob Minch.
As a new student arrives at McQuarrie, the school welcomes him with open arms. Yet, as the plot unfolds, it turns out that there may be more to the newcomer than meets the eye.
Cam: This story is one of my favorites. I remember the shredder scene clearly, even though it has been years since I last read it.
Noah: Oh, yes. This is the story that defined the EU, I feel. A new character, new origami, vaguely life-threatening situations, Harvey being good, the whole shebang.
Cam: While Jacob once again is a character that shows up in the start of the story and leaves by the end, it set up his return in future case files.
Noah: Last thing: I do think it shows its age a bit. But, the nostalgia factor keeps me going. I give it a 9/10.
Cam: Completely agree. 9/10.
This next story needs a bit of an explanation. A game run by Superfolder StookySauce, Battles was sort of like a psuedo-Pokemon type thing. So, StookySauce wrote a story about it!
Origami Yoda and Battles was written by StookySauce as a crossover between McQuarrie and his own game. Was it a good story? Let’s find out.
A strange new fad is messing with McQuarrie: Battles! A kid named Connor has brought his own characters for the McQuarrie gang’s enjoyment, but of course, the gang gets more than they bargained for when a kid claiming to be the Evil Paper Twizzler tries to destroy the game. Will he succeed or will Battles prevail?
Cam: This story was written well. I have to admit, at times, it felt like a bit of an advertisement for the Battles game. Also, it featured the character-joins-McQuarrie-and-leaves-at-the-end thing. Noah, can we come up with a name for this condition?
Noah: This looks like a case of Joiner-Leaver Syndrome, Camster. But yes, I totally agree. I have to say, it’s probably the most well-written story yet, which gives it a good boost. However, Connor and Arnold and fairly lack-luster leads. But as an advertisement it worked, as I did end up following the site all those years ago. XD
Cam: Weighing all of this, I’d give it an 8/10. What about you?
Noah: 7/10 is my rank.
Next in the lineup is Episode 7: The Mystery of the Drawa, written once again by StookyLukey!
The origami of McQuarrie is stolen by a mysterious hooded figure, and nobody has any idea what to do! The crew has to somehow get their beloved folded figures back before they are sold and lost forever!
Cam: May I just start by saying this is my favorite cover yet? The credits note SFHansel and Tyler worked on it, so good job to both of them!
Noah: Indeed. The story is quite fun as well. Thankfully, it breaks the trend of opening with a new student, and instead opens with the origami stolen by the Drawa! It also is the first story in Bounty Hunters to have extensive connections with the previous stories, bringing back several villains from before.
Cam: This is written really well. The references to the previous case files bring some continuity to the Saga. Also, using a Jawa as a villain is a really clever idea. It fits in perfectly with the Jawa’s image from the movies. Ruth is, if I may say it… an Evil Jawa.
Noah: EEEEEEEEY! *Airhorn sounds* But yes, this is one of my favorites so far. I give it a 9/10.
Cam: Right on. 9/10.
Next up, we have Episode 8: The Folds Unleashed. This episode was set up nicely in the previous case file. This came out on April 9, 2014. It was written by SFHansel, JC, and… Camster.
As Tony D. Struction and Ruth finally have the school to themselves, the McQuarrie gang is faced with a difficult task of surviving a week under their control.
Note: This also has a comment from my (Cam) 2014 self, saying “OMG you used my chapter!!!!! Ten million thank you’d from me!” I was quite mature, wasn’t I? XD
The thing is, looking back, I actually don’t recognize which one of these chapters is my own. No doubt JC made some edits. I’ll have to look it up sometime.
Cam: This story has had a lot of build because it features several of the previous villains all in one story. It’s an interesting story, combining some dark elements with a lot of action. However, at times, it can seem a bit rushed.
Noah: Well, that was another pretty interesting story. I feel that JC is the most consistent writer the EU had, when is good, since he owned it. All of his stories are well-written.
Cam: Hey! I recognize my chapter! It was more like two paragraphs. It’s the beginning of “The New Apprentice”, by Tommy.
Noah: Nice! Good for you. However, this isn’t a favorite of mine. It got a bit confusing, and Tommy’s turn to the dark side and subsequent return to the light was very fast and a bit forced. I’d rank it a 6/10.
Cam: I agree. A lot seemed forced. I’ll give it a 7/10.
Nearing the end of Volume 1, we have The Mystery of the Fortune Clone Trooper, by StarWarsFanMax. The character it introduces, Dan, has endured a lot in the series as it progressed, but is the story worthy of its current legacy?
Another new student can only mean one thing: new problems! When Dan joins McQuarrie bringing his Fortune Clone Trooper along, a mystery begins to unfold with twists and turns aplenty. A whodunit tale with Origami Yoda flair.
Noah: The Fortune Clone Trooper is an interesting one, because it introduces a bunch of EU plot threads, like Dan and the SPL. It’s legacy has endured for a long time, but the story itself kind of suffers for all the new information. It feels a bit bloated and it gets pretty confusing, especially near the end.
Cam: I like the plot twists that the Fortune Clone Trooper has. It’s intriguing and we don’t know who is behind it all until the final chapter. It’s well written and contributes nicely to the story. What’s your ranking, Noah?
Noah: I’d say 6/10. It has redeeming qualities, but it was never one of my favorites.
Cam: I’m going to give it a 8/10. I thought it was well thought out. Maybe a bit rushed, but I liked it.
At the end of Volume 1 of Origami Yoda and the Bounty Hunters is an infamous story; The Month of the Skyfolders, by Noah. (Me!) And gosh, is it…something.
A new prophecy from Origami Yoda heralds the coming of Noah Jekan, yet another new student. But this one is different, as his joining is the catalyst for a war unlike any McQuarrie has ever seen. Including the return of the feared Jacob Minch, Month of the Skyfolders is one of the EU greats.
Noah: It doesn’t deserve that title, though. I wrote this story when I was about ten years old, having no idea about basic storytelling and the fact that self-inserts were bad. But hey, at least Noah has evolved beyond my original specs for him.
Cam: That was a good story. I liked the twists that it had, particularly Noah being Jacob’s brother. It was more serious than any other previous story but it redeemed itself in the end. There were a couple parts that went by really quickly, but it was a solid conclusion to Volume 1. Noah, how do you rank your story?
Noah: Personally, I think it’s awful, except for the Jacob and Noah twist. I would give my own story a 5/10.
Cam: Geez. I feel it deserves a 7/10, especially in comparison to the first stories that we ranked 6/10.
Noah: Fine, fine, I’ll move it up to 6/10. Still, man…
Noah: So, we got through the whole of Volume 1!
Cam: Yeah man! Good job. From here, I think we can start our sign-off. Thank you everybody for reading. We hope you enjoyed. We’ll be back soon for Volume 2!
Noah: For now, we’ll leave with this; who is your favorite character from Volume 1? Personally, I’m going with the classic Jacob Minch.
With the release of OrigAvengers, Fold 1 of the MOU is now complete! For those of you who have been reading along with us since Iron Fold back in June, (Has it really been that long?) thank you so much! The MOU as a whole has been pretty experimental, and just speaking from my own views I think it’s been a resounding success so far.
However, we are nowhere near done. MOU Fold 2 is going to be massive, with new stories, new characters, new writers, new everything. The tales of the OrigAvengers will be continued, with some very new faces thrown in. It won’t start releasing until the middle of October, so, to satiate your ever hunger appetites, o faithful readers, here is the lineup of Fold 2 part 1, starting release in two months:
Iron Fold 2, by Noah
The All-Winners: F.O.L.D’s Beginnings, by Jar Jar Pleats
The Foldians of the Galaxy: Far Out!, by CJ
The Mantle of Iron Fold, by SF Guillermo
Spider-Fold: Into the OriSpider-Verse by Mega3Drive
Captain Americut 2 by Noah and Stichiella
And, part of the new Marvel Origami Elseworlds stories (It’s basically the Lost Case Files of the MOU) OrigVenom by SLS!
How’s that for a lineup? And that’s just the stuff coming out this year.
But that’s not all. Not even close.
All of you know that Origami Yoda and the Bounty Hunters has been stagnated for a long time. It’s been almost a year since Rogue Wug was posted, and left us all on an awful cliffhanger. Nobody has been writing anything for the OYBH storyline, leaving us with many questions and no idea when we’ll be getting answers.
The story of the OY:BH will finally be finished in the coming weeks, ending with two stories: Origami Yoda’s Secret War and Twilight of Student. Written by the OYEU Council, including myself, CJ, Cam, and the long-absent leader himself JC, these ending stories will, in our opinion, provide a great ending to a story three years in the making.
How’s that for a news update?