CLOSED, THIS CASE IS

CLOSED, THIS CASE IS
By SuperFolder Jawa

PROLOGUE – Obligatory Exposition
By Tommy

My name is Tommy Lomax. I’m a Senior at McQuarrie High School, and this is the final case file in the McQuarrie Manuscripts.

What are the “McQuarrie Manuscripts”, you ask? They are a series of 6 case files focused on an origami finger puppet that looked like Yoda from the Star Wars films. Strange, right? Well, that’s what I thought. So I named the first case file “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda”. Now you’re thinking, “Why of all things did some kid do research on a finger puppet? He must’ve been crazy!”.

I could be crazy, but so was everyone else who took his advice. Oh, that’s right – I should probably mention that Origami Yoda wasn’t just your average finger puppet. He gave advice.

Woah, woah, wait, wait, WAIT! Don’t stop reading yet! We’ve only just scratched the surface of this crazy story. Let me explain the situation:

All the way back in 5th grade, there was this kid – Dwight Tharp. Crazy weird, didn’t really have any friends. He sat on the edge of the stage near me and my friends, Kellen Campbell and Harvey Cunningham, every “Fun Night”. Fun Nights were basically less formal dances, held once a month in the cafetorium of McQuarrie Middle.

One night, Harvey and Kellen talked me into asking this girl, Hannah, to dance. Just as I was about to do it, Dwight jumped in front of me and shoved this green wad of paper in my face. “Rush in, fools, do!”, he said in the worst Yoda impression I had ever heard. Obviously I ignored it, but he did it a second time. And a third time. Finally, I just sat back down.

Harvey, who was a major jerk back in the day, decided that since I was too chicken to ask Hannah to dance, that he would do it just to prove Dwight and his “Little Green Paperwad”, as Harvey always called it, wrong.

So Harvey goes up to Hannah, and says, “Hey Hannah, wanna dance?”, very loudly. As soon as those words came out of his mouth, Mark the 7th Grader walks up to Hannah, who happened to be his girlfriend. Harvey tried to laugh it off, but instead, he had to run into the bathroom to stop his bloody nose.

It was at that moment that Kellen and I both realized, the fool did rush in. And got his butt handed to him in the process. After that, we became friends with Dwight, and listened to Yoda from then on.

Now that the basic stuff is out of the way, I’m gonna explain what the rest of this case file is about.

Basically each chapter is going to be written by a different member of the McQuarrie gang. Obviously some people from previous files will return, some won’t. *cough* Lance, Murky, and Rhondella *cough*, and there might even be a few people who were a part of the recorded events, but never got to talk about them in the actual case files.

So without further ado, I present to you the final McQuarrie Manuscript: Closed, This Case Is.

CHAPTER 1 – It’s been 84 Years…
By Tommy

Okay, fine. Maybe it’s been more like 4 or 5 years, so what? I like movie references. Speaking of movies, I guess I should mention that my new hobby is making short films with Sara, Kellen, and Harvey. We’ve made 2.5 Cowboy Snail movies (don’t ask), Willowdale, a movie kinda like The Goonies, and we’re currently working on a musical version of some old Jack Tales.

Also, as you probably guessed from me talking about her a second ago, Sara and I are still together. Which is surprising considering all the embarrassing stuff I do. I guess that just goes to show how awesome she is. No matter how much I might screw up, she’ll always be there for me. And vice versa, but not that she ever screws up.

I’m gonna avoid getting all romantic here, and just focus on the facts, so let me catch up on some other stuff. First off, I let my hair grow back out. It was a mess again at first, but a little bit of gel, goes a long way.

I suppose I should also talk about Dwight. He’s – the same, but different. It’s hard to explain. Ya see, he was good ol’ Dwight all the way through last year. Then Caroline left. She didn’t leave him, but she graduated a year early from Tippett, and started to attend a college several hours away from Lucas County. But I won’t get into a lot of that, because I have a feeling she’ll be talking about it in her own chapter. But back to Dwight.

Dwight is just lonely right now. He still goes to Wendy’s every week and just sits there. Doesn’t order anything. We ask him to hang out with us, but he just says he’s busy. Kellen and I went to his house a couple weeks ago and hung out with him, but he mainly just sat there folding paper airplanes and throwing them out his window one by one. Poor guy.

Kellen, Harvey, and I have been planning a surprise party for his birthday to take him to go see Avengers: Infinity War. (Let’s face it, Solo won’t be that good.) So hopefully that will cheer him up at least for a little bit. I work at the local movie theater downtown so we get to see it a night early (woo-hoo!), which is a nice perk.

One more thing before I end this chapter. I don’t want to make this super long, because of editing, typos, time to actually write, so I’ve given a basic 3 step structure of chapter for everyone to follow. It goes a little like this:

Name, Grade, Basic Stuff
What You’re Doing Now
What You Plan on Doing

Now everyone’s chapter won’t be 100% like that, but all of them will include that stuff, or at least I hope they will. Anyways, that’s it for me. Enjoy the rest of the story.

-Lomax

CHAPTER 2
By Kellen

Alright, so uh, you know the drill. Using the, uh, recorder thingy so you can, uh, edit out all my, uh, “uh’s”.

So I guess I’ll start off with this: I’m a free man! That’s right, I’m single as a pringle yet again, and man, it feels good. Looking back at the old case files earlier just makes me laugh at how I used to, let face it, chase after girls.

I’m gonna get real for a second and just say, when I was trying to get a relationship, I knew my chances were probably low, and I got depressed a lot because I would always have a crush on some girl way out of my league. I never really left the house or went anywhere, just kinda moped around, ya know. It was bad.

But that was a while ago. Nowadays I’ve accepted that “I have too much creativity to cater to a relationship”, or something like that. I go out with friends and watch movies, still draw a lot. In fact, I’ve been working on a comic series for a long time.

It’s called “The Misadventures of Balathor the Destroyer” and follows this guy, Balathor (obviously), and his journey through life after being defeated by The Power Squad and losing his “Villain of the Week” job. Each issue Balathor tries to get a different job to make ends meet. Also having him be a villain is quite funny because he can’t really use his laser vision or other powers while he’s bagging groceries or something. So I’ve got that goin’ for me, which is nice.

I don’t really have any plans for college, I just want to see if any of my ideas or drawings take off and go from there. I should probably have more of a plan than just hoping some famous dude will go “Wow! This Campbell guy is really good!” and hire me on the spot. Probably won’t happen, but hey, it’s worth a shot, right?

Don’t really have much else to say. So I guess that it. May the Force and/or Folds be With You and all that jazz. And pick up a copy of Balathor if you see it in a store someday. Peace.

CHAPTER 3
By Mike

Hey all, Mike here. It’s been a while since I’ve written of of these, so I hope it goes well. A lot has happened since the whole “Home Run” incident several years ago. Mainly I practiced baseball pretty much non-stop since then. After I learned to let go of my anger, I found out I really enjoyed sports, and now I’m the all star player on McQuarrie’s batting lineup. Pretty crazy, right?

Now don’t think I’m some big jock now or something, save that stuff for the football team. I still love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and the MCU. I still talk to Tommy, Kellen, Dwight, and the rest of the gang that’s stuck around, otherwise I wouldn’t have written this thing in the first place.

My plan right now is pretty simple, I guess. Try to keep my grades up, keep playing baseball, try to get into a school via sports scholarship(s), and then obviously my big dream is to play MLB. If that doesn’t happen, I’d still like to try and work in the sports field somewhere. Maybe as a sports commentator.

I haven’t really thought that much about origami these days, but to be fair I have a lot to thank origami, er Yoda, er Dwight, – you get the idea – for. If it hadn’t of been for Dwight/Yoda’s advice during the game that day, I would probably still be a loser (no offense, guys) and never have discovered my love for sports.

I hate to end it here, but I’m uber busy these days. It’s pretty much like a balancing act of sorts. Anyways, I hope this was good enough for ya, Tommy. Maybe you’ll see me in the big leagues someday.

CHAPTER 4
By Quavondo

Wassup?!? I know that’s outdated, but it’s still fun to say. So let’s start off with, uh, I got a job!

Yeah, I got a job at the QwikPick over in Crickenburg, making biscuits and whatnot. I suppose I have Origami Yoda to thank for this as well, because if it hadn’t been for the whole “Cheeto Hog” incident, I wouldn’t have been grounded, which means I wouldn’t have thrown my phone against the wall, which means it wouldn’t have broken, which means I wouldn’t have gotten a job to pay for a new phone. Turns out, I really like this job, making food and all. Also these kids come in from time to time talking about “Poop Fountains” and rats with some dudes face on it. Rad.

Anyways, now that I’ve discovered my love of cooking, I’ve decided that I want to become a master chef. Cooking is crazy fun, at least for me. It’s almost like a science, well it is a science. It’s fun to experiment and create “Frankenfoods” as I like to call them. I’ve made so many of those, I’m allowed to sell them in the store. No one really buys them though. Maybe it’s because it looks kinda like vomit. But trust me it tastes good!

The QwikPick is nice and all, but obviously I don’t want to stay here forever. I’ve been looking at several culinary schools for a while now, and it looks like I might get in at my top choice, which is awesome to say the least.

After that, I’ll just “go with the flow” I suppose. Maybe I’ll get to be on one of those cooking shows where the chefs yell things at you like “This squid is so undercooked, I can still hear it telling Spongebob to piss off!”

That’d be pretty cool.

CHAPTER 5
By Sara

Yo. Sara here. So Tommy asked me to write down what I’ve been doing since Origami Yoda disappeared. He knows good and well what I’ve been doing since we’re still together, but I guess he was feeling all nostalgic about the ol’ case files.

So here’s the general rundown of things since the D.C. trip:

I’ve been acting in a lot of school plays, we just did Shrek: The Musical (What a meme, right? It’s still a good show, though) and no we’re working on Fiddler on the Roof. Not only do I act, but I also paint the backdrops for the shows. I’ve started taking art classes and actually managed to sell some of my work. That’s what helped me get into the Crickenburg School of the Arts. Crickenburg seems like a weird place for an art school, but hey, apparently it’s one of the best schools in the state.

I know this was a lot shorter than what we used to write for the case files, but this time there’s not a really a case and I need to work on memorizing my lines. Ahem: *Hodel, oh Hodel, Have I made a match for you! He’s handsome, he’s young! Alright, he’s 62…*

CHAPTER 6
By Harvey

So I’m being forced to write for these “case files” again? Great. So from what Tommy told me I’m supposed to talk about what I’m doing nowadays and my plans for the “future”. So let’s start with this:

I’ve been the leader of the Mathletes since Sophomore year, and I’m on the Speech and Debate team, in which I remain undefeated. I’ve got a 4.0 GPA and plan to attend Harvard. Not only is it one of the most prestigious schools in the nation, it’s also got part of my name, so I’ve gotta go there.

I’ve been trying to get an internship at NASA, but they keep turning me down because of my “eccentric personality.” My mom told me it’s because I’m annoying little turd, but what does she know? I’m like Jimmy Neutron on steroids!

I’m trying to submit the application one more time before the deadline, so uh “Gotta blast!” *snicker* *snicker* *SNORT* *snicker*

Tommy’s Comment:
The only chapter I’m commenting on, and just to say: Did this man really type out his laugh? What a pretentious nerd.

Harvey’s Comment:
Look who’s talking, Mr. Wannabe Author.

Tommy’s Other Comment:
How the heck did he edit the document? I blocked him!

Harvey’s Other Comment:
Ever heard of hacking? It’s pretty easy, for a genius like me.

Kellen’s Comment:
He just hijacked my laptop and wrote as himself from my account! What a jerk.

CHAPTER 7
By Mr. GCF

So, I’m Mr. GoodCleanFun, and I was asked to write a letter of recommendation for Thomas Lomax. Was that the kid with the Cheetos? I didn’t like that. Oh, wait. He was the one with the little green dude! He was weird, but gotta respect a fellow puppeteer.

Alright, scratch that. I was wrong. About everything. This isn’t a letter of recommendation, which is good because I don’t know how to write one of those. I’m supposed to talk about what these kids have been doing for the last 4 years. To be honest, I have no clue. I only visit the school 2 times a year to perform my show which is now sponsored by FunTime Co. Inc. Ltd. because they may or may not have threatened to replace me with a talking calculator.

So I don’t really know how the kids have been. They haven’t thrown small bags of cheese coated treats at me for a while, I guess. That’s pretty much all I can say. Maybe Soapy know some more.

CHAPTER 7.5
By Soapy

I can’t believe this #@$%! Who gives a %*@$ about kids and their @!%#?$* puppets? I hate puppets! I have no clue why my good buddy, my pal, mi amigo, Mr. GoodCleanFun, would write a chapter for a book that’s never gonna get @!%#?$* published! Writing this !@%#?$* chapter is taking 15 minutes of my life I’ll never get back! If I were you, I would throw this @!&#$?* book in the garbage, where it belongs!

CHAPTER 8
By Caroline

So, here we are again. It feels just like yesterday when Dwight and I were meeting at Wendy’s, talking about life and origami. All that changed last year.

You see, I did so well in my classes that I was able to graduate a year early. I even got into my #1 college, Bradford University. That’s all fine and dandy, except for the fact that it’s so far away from McQuarrie and Lucas County.

Dwight and I tried to keep our relationship going for a while, but the distance got the better of us. We still talk sometimes, but it’s not the same. He wants to get a job close to the college next year, so maybe we can start over again up here. That would be nice.

Well, I’ve got an essay due by midnight, so I gotta go. Hope everything is well, Tommy. Tell Sara I said hi.

CHAPTER 9
By Dwight

Greetings. Thomas has informed me that I am to write about my life and other occurrences that have happened after the publication of the last case file about the field trip to our nation’s capital.

FRESHMAN YEAR – 2015
Continued to converse with Thomas Lomax, Kellen Campbell, and Harvey Cunningham.
Maintained romantic relationship with Caroline Broome.
Attended weekly Wendy’s meetings Caroline Broome.
Viewed the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with all previously stated persons.
Movie was enjoyable. 4 stars. Went to Waffle House after film.

SOPHOMORE YEAR – 2016
Continued to converse with Thomas Lomax, Kellen Campbell, and Harvey Cunningham.
Maintained romantic relationship with Caroline Broome.
Attended weekly Wendy’s meetings Caroline Broome.
Viewed the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with all previously stated persons.
Movie was okay. 3.5 stars. Went to Waffle House after film.

JUNIOR YEAR – 2017
Continued to converse with Thomas Lomax, Kellen Campbell, and Harvey Cunningham.
Caroline Broome graduated approximately 1 school year early.
Caroline Broome went to college 5 hours and 37 minutes away.
Did not manage to maintain romantic relationship with Caroline Broome.
Missed Caroline Broome.
Viewed the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with Thomas, Kellen, and Harvey.
Missed Caroline Broome.
Film was controversial. Thomas and I enjoyed, Kellen and Harvey did not. Went to Waffle House.
Missed Caroline Broome.

SENIOR YEAR – 2018
Missed Caroline Broome.

Present day. I have secured a job at a local art gallery that will initiate after graduation. This is good news. The museum is located only 17 minutes away from Caroline Broome’s apartment complex. I called Caroline Broome two days ago and informed her of this news. She seemed ecstatic. Joyful. Happy. I am those feelings as well. Perhaps we will maintain a romantic relationship once again. At this time however, I must complete my work for the beast known as Lucas County Public Schools. Once that is complete, the journey will officially begin and we will all be launched in our escape pods to far away planets and galaxies and be our own Luke Skywalker longing for new adventures. I have a purple feeling about this. Excelsior.

EPILOGUE
By Tommy

There you have it. Graduation is just around the corner, two weeks, as I write this. I don’t know how many of us will see each other again, but I do know that no matter where we are in life, we’ll always look back on our time at McQuarrie fondly.

I don’t think I’ll ever have any friends later on like the ones I’ve had at McQuarrie. Jeez, will anyone?

May The Folds Be With You, Always.
-Tommy Lomax and the McQuarrie Crew

The Epilogue to the Epilogue
By Micah

My name is Micah, and I found a letter almost 7 years ago labeled “The Maillennium Falcon”. It contained an origami Yoda finger puppet along with a page of weblinks to “The McQuarrie Manuscripts”. I didn’t know why at the time, but I kept it. Later that year, when I entered the 6th grade at McQuarrie Middle, the older kids spoke legend of Dwight Tharp, “The Kid with the Yoda”. I immediately knew what I had to do: bring Origami Yoda back to McQuarrie.

But that’s a story for another day.

  1. wow! neat, haven’t been her win a while sooo… good we’re getting back to the mcquarrie gang!

  2. The Immortal Iron Fisk

    Very noice. Few questions tho:
    1) why are those 3 not writing any chapters? Is this tbd when the story arrives, or can it ve explained now?

  3. The Immortal Iron Fisk

    2) probably just you having fun with the story itself, but i dont believe harvey ever asked her to dance. Tommy was about to, but was a moment to slow to be made a fool of. Me nitpicking

  4. The Immortal Iron Fisk

    Was this intentional was the question i was trying to get to for 2

  5. Noice! Jar Jar, I think those three aren’t included either because:
    1. They betrayed the others in some way. (i.e. Maybe joining a group of bullies who are against the McQuarrie crew? I dunno…)
    …or…
    2. Going to different schools and focusing on class work eventually drifted them apart from each other.

    Also, boi, Dwight gets a chapter at the end! I wonder what his role in the sequel will be!

  6. The Immortal Iron Fisk

    Will probably be explained in the rest of the story

  7. i have been waiting for the next origami yoda fanfic for a while and i was wondering why the origami yoda version of the last jedi has not come out yet

  8. I can’t tell if this guy’s being serious. XD

  9. The Immortal Iron Fisk

    Single as a pringle😂 imma use that now

  10. No bOwLiNg BaLL?!?!
    jk

    Good two chapters, Jawa! I’d prefer it if you released one chapter at a time. Don’t rush yourself, we’re all waiting patiently (except maybe CD, ha).
    Oh, and you just made Kellen relatable. Thank you. XD

  11. Is this going to be like a story, or just ending the character arcs?

  12. Really liked Quavondo’s chapter! Also, I hope the whole parallel universe stuff helps you get out of what I’m about to say, because Tom once said on origamiyoda.com (I don’t remember which post it was, it was around the time To Kick A Corpse came out) that the QwikPick series took place at least a couple years before OY. I remember him joking around at the end of the post about how there probably wouldn’t be a QwikPick—OY crossover anytime soon.

    So either you forgot, didn’t read the post ever, or Lyle and co. have studied the Mystic Arts.

  13. Mi amigo…

    You have returned, probably briefly, like me!

    How doth go things?

  14. SLS!

    What is up my dude?

  15. Dang. Much as I liked it, I can’t help but feel a little…sad for em. They all just kinda left each other and Tommy admitted he’ll probably never have as close of friends again. As much as its a little depressing, I feel like the actual EU stories are the hope while this is more of the reality. But that’s just the way it goes I guess.

    • Supreme_Leader_Skywalker

      It’s even more depressing when you look at it this way: the EU still takes place when they’re in middle school, so before (most) of the depressing stuff happens. Also, the MOU and DCOU bois are experiencing all this and a lot more right now. They’re in high school.

      Also, it’s not explicitly said, but I’m pretty sure that another factor of why they broke up is that Caroline became overage…?!??!?!!

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