Mixed Feelings – The Site’s Conclusion, Cancellations, and Hard Decisions
I’ve thought about how I’d like to phrase this blog post, as I feel as though out of everyone here, this one is going to bother me the most. Over 24 hours out from this decision, and I’m still reflecting on how I’d want to phrase it, so I would like to tell a story.
When we had announced the BTFolds section of the site, a debate had sparked up amongst the various council members around Canonicity. It’s an odd debate to have, but it came from a legitimate fear. You see, from the EU’s conception, we had users that wanted their stories to be “Canon.” Ideas like Jar Jar Pleats wanting to cause chaos to an idea I had of Billy Ali (who I think appears in Fold of the Rings?) Taking up General Creaseous and causing havoc (like, legitimate danger) to all of the McQuarrie kids. When a story was put in “Legends,” it was devastating to an author; it was a side story, a non-canon blip amongst the fabled “Canon timeline”… for a fanfiction website. We had similar fears that this would happen when we announced BTFolds. We had opened the universe to the public, so anyone could write anything. Immediately, we had an early version of the PJOU (called the ROU) in which Greek Gods were real, just embodied within puppets. We had Art Trek, with Harvey as a teacher at a school for Star Trek students. We had Foldiana Jones, where Jacob Minch was seemingly made canon. We had Miss Perigami’s, where suddenly McQuarrie had a new genre of puppets to play with.
This was dangerous. It had started a debate about canonicity.Read the rest of this entry
THE PJOU IS DONE!!
At last, at long, long last! It is complete!
I don’t know what to say… It still hasn’t quite hit me, to tell the truth. I’ve already started work on my next project, which you can find here. You might wanna bookmark it, because work is starting on it VERY soon!! But, that’s not the main focus. The main focus is, IT’S DONE!! In less than two years, three kids wrote twenty six stories, and bippity bam, bippity boop, here we are.
Funny How It Seems Like Yesterday… SF Hades’ Formal Farewell To Superfolder Central.
I’ve pushed away trying to write this post for a while. Some of it’s because of the stress of school, some of it is for lack of trying, but ultimately, it’s because I’m way too afraid to put this out there. I’ve always struggled with saying goodbye, and I was hoping that posting this could help me get some clarity.
In 2019, a young boy commented on Thorigami II. That boy was lonely, living with his grandparents. His Dad was in prison, his Mom was out of the picture. To him, the characters of the Marvel Origami Universe were people for him to project onto. Three years have passed, since that lonely boy joined commented on the story about origami Thor. Between then and today, that boy has realized that she is a woman. She’s met mentors, she’s made friends. She’s developed a love for writing, and storytelling, and guiding those who suffer the same loneliness she once did. Sure, the road has been bumpy. But Superfolder Central, and its community, were a constant in her life.
And now that girl is saying goodbye.
In my three years on the site, I’ve written 29 stories. (That’s more than Noah.) Novagami and Adam Papercuti, Adam Papercut, Origami Quicksilver, Folders of Tomorrow, Aquapleat, Folders of Tomorrow Season Two, the lost-to-time Folders of Tomorrow Season Three, Bat-Fold of the 1980s: The Long Halloween Break, Justice Pleats Dark, Kingdom Cut: A Beautiful Lie, Aquapleat and the Shredder Squad: Expel The Justice Pleats, The Crimes of Grindelfold, The Tragedy of Joe Martinet, The Rise of Pleaty Jackson: The Bytening Thief, OriGrover Underfold: Field Trip of Monsters, The Return of Thalia Plates: The Titan’s Curse Word, Annashred, The Rise and Fall of Luke Castepleat, Lore OrigOlympus, Pleaty Jackson 2: Welcome To Caesar Middle School, The Heroes of the OrigUnderworld, Chronos: The Iliad, Nico Di Angefold and Will SolCrease: Tainted Love, The Seven Champions, The Trials of Apollo: The Town of Nero, various stories found in The Lost Case Files: Fifteen Short Stories of Athens, New York, Pleaty Jackson 3: The Cicada Daze of Summer, O-Reyna-Gami, The Clone Saga, Chronos 2: The Last Odyssey, and…
Now, a word. If you click on this link, you will find that it is not attached to SFC. Despite being the culmination of my years worth of work, the story was deemed too graphic, uses too many swear words, and to violent. References to alcohol, cigarettes, and inappropriate activity are common. Despite this, I’m of the belief that this is some of my best work yet. It is an encapsulation of the the environment and people I have found myself surrounded by. This story is dingy, it’s grungey, and yet despite this I believe that there is still a lesson to be learned from it.
I have loved my time getting to know all of you. Every single one of you has a future of riches in store for you, and I mean that. Thrawn, I want you to know that no matter the pain you may feel, it truly is always darkest before the dawn. Never stop doing the right thing. CD, I want to thank you for always being a confident, for being the skeptic my eccentric self needs. OM53, I pray that you never lose that hopeful innocence you carry. You truly light up the Talkzone. Oh, and Noah? Never change, man.
I hope that Donatello goes on to do what he lovs, whatever that may be.
And Peyton, despite our disagreements, I believe that I owe most of my successes to you. Your advice on romance, careers, writing, even little things- Did you know that Peyton taught me how to shave? And he told my boyfriend not to shop lift. I hope that you continue on with your career as a writer, that you earn yourself legions upon legions of adoring fans, myself among them.
Me? I’m making an ARG man. I’m staying busy.
Thank you all so much for being there for me on this wild, wild journey. It’s been fun.
That was fun, goodbye!
TALES OF THE ORIGAMI JEDI: The Last Day of SFC, The Last Hurrah of the OY EU, and ONE. LAST. VIRTUAL. PARTY!!!!!!
Hey, guys! JC here!
The big day has finally arrived. The Origami Yoda Expanded Universe, and SuperFolder Central overall, is coming to a close. But we will have TWO big stories to close out our site–one story from each of the website’s co-founders, Jawa and myself–and those are The Tragic Fall of Anakin Skyfolder, the story of how Harvey really gave life to Darth Paper all those years ago, and The Strange Life of Origami Yoda, which closes out the McQuarrie Files and the Origami Yoda mythology. I am so happy that we have gotten to close out this website on our own terms, and that we’ll get to see it live on as an archive where everyone can continue to read and enjoy both our stories and yours. The universe is open to all, I’ve always said, and now, that universe will be open to read forever!
Thank you all SO MUCH for all the years of laughter, joy, excitement, geeking out, rampant emotions, head-spinning timelines, wishing skittles, and lifelong friendships. God bless you all!
We’ll keep updating this post throughout the day, including links for these two new stories, and feel free to use the comments section below as one last TALKZONE VIRTUAL PARTY, just like the old days!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE 1: The first story of the day, AKA the last Origami Yoda story, is out now! THE STRANGE LIFE OF ORIGAMI YODA!!!!
WELCOME TO SUPERFOLDER CENTRAL!
Welcome to SuperFolder Central! 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, among many other franchises!
There are a few rules:
1. No swearing.
2. No graphic violence.
3. No overly suggestive content/scenes.
4. No self-promotion of external sites. Promoting your new story that is on SFC is fine.
5. If you don’t like a certain story, don’t be a bully. Instead, offer constructive criticism!
6. Do not directly copy the plot of the original work. Make it your own!
7. Please do not post stories as comments.
8. All stories may be slightly edited before publication.
9. Have Fun!
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Have fun, and enjoy your time here!
The Universe Belongs To All!
-The SFC Council
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