Friday, April 29, 2011

X-men Supreme Issue 31: Sinister Intent PREVIEW

This past week was an important milestone for the X-men Supreme fanfiction series. This humble X-men website has officially passed 10000 hits according to my hit counter. For a site that has been around for less than two years, that's a major feat. For all those who supported X-men Supreme, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate all those who take the time to follow this fanfiction series. I put a great deal of time and effort into making X-men Supreme awesome and I love it when I get to share it with others.

As much as I want to savor this accomplishment, the X-men Supreme fanfiction series goes on! I've been hard at work on the next chapter. It will mark the beginning of an important new arc. It's an arc that I've been building towards for quite some time. Everything from the Cajun Chaos arc to the recent story with Juggernaut and John Proudstar, have been sewing the proverbial seeds. Now X-men Supreme takes a major step with this new arc, Sinister Intent. The first issue is set for release in a week. As always, I've prepared a preview:

He made a good point, something not many people got from Remy. Given Rogue knew more about his history than others, she could see why he would think this way. She could also relate because she experienced family issues as well with Mystique. Compared to some of the other challenges she faced here at the X-men, she would take a hundred fights with Juggernaut rather than deal with her mother.

“Can’t believe Ah’m sayin’ this, but that makes a heck of a lot of sense,” she said.

“Remy can be insightful when he has to be,” he said with a playful grin.

“And yet you still ain’t taking any classes,” she pointed out, “You really should. If this is the kind of stuff you’re good at, why not take philosophy classes or something? The Professor did say you gotta take something if you’re gonna be part of the institute.”

“Philosophy huh?” he said with a touch of intrigue, “What good would that do a guy like Remy in the real world?”

“Try not to think of it like that. Heck, Ah’m takin’ liberal arts. But think about it, philosophy fits a guy like you. Remember how you told meh back in New Orleans how your mama taught you about right and wrong? Well maybe it doesn’t have to stop with her. It won’t be as exciting as stealing that priceless jewel you mentioned. But it would be something.”

It sounded reasonable. Thinking back to his foster mother and what she taught him, philosophy seemed right up his alley. And a guy as morally guided as Professor Xavier would have plenty to say about that issue.

“Remy will give it some thought,” he said as she took another puff of his cigarette, “But if Remy be in classes, he may not have as much time to spend with you.”

“Ah’m sure you’ll find any number of ways to catch up with meh,” grinned Rogue, “Who else are you gonna share a cigarette with on a nice sunny day like this? Heck, Logan’s the only other one who smokes.”

“And Logan ain’t as easy on the eyes,” he teased as he flipped a queen of hearts her way.

“Again with the flirting?”

“You’re still smiling,” Remy pointed out.

“And you’re still annoying meh,” she said, despite her smile, “Why can’t we just share a nice pack of cigarettes without the drama?”

“Now where be the fun in that?”

“Unlike some people, Ah do have classes,” sighed Rogue as she leaned back against the fountain and stared at the sky, “Ah can only have one more cigarette before I gotta go. So let’s just skip the flirting, look at the clouds, and relax.”

“Aw, don’t get tired on me, cherè. Besides, there ain’t even any clouds in the sky to look it! Remy would much rather look at you.”

“Ah’m sure,” she said, rolling her eyes, “Look all you want, Cajun, but at this point in mah life Ah want a break from the drama. Ah’ve had so much goin’ on lately that…”

Suddenly, Rogue froze in mid sentence. Remy noticed her expression become more urgent. She slowly rose up, tossing aside her half-finished cigarette in the process, and gazed up at the sky with dread.

“What is it, cherè? Was it something I said?” said Remy in a worried tone.

“Remy, look up at that cloud!” she said pointing into the sky.

“What cloud? Remy told you there ain’t a cloud in the sky.”

“Just look, damn it!”

Not arguing with her tone, Remy looked up and to his surprise he did see something. There was a strange cloud forming overhead. It was small, resembling the trail left by a plane when it flew by. But it was moving and shifting fast. It was unlike anything Remy had seen before, but Rogue seemed to know what it is.

“What the hell kind of cloud is that?” wondered Remy.

“It ain’t a cloud!” said Rogue strongly, “We better get the Professor! We’re about to be in a world of trouble!”

In addition to the preview, I've also updated the bios section. I wanted to wait until after the previous issue, Memory Musings, to post the bio for John Proudstar. He's a character that is substantially different compared to his comic counterpart. As such, his background is different as well. His bio should shed some light on who he is in X-men Supreme and where he came from. It will also offer hints to other potential stories in this fanfiction series.

Bios - Thunderbird

Once again, I deeply appreciate all those who have supported X-men Supreme and helped it get to 10,000 hits. Thank you and I hope you continue to enjoy the stories this fanfiction series has to offer. There is still plenty more to come! If ever you have any questions or comments, please contact me and I'll be happy to chat. Until next time, take care and best wishes!


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