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By jason k
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Extreme Ghostbusters: Flip Side War, Part Two

September 2007--Timeline Year Twenty-Five
The Extreme Ghostbusters are kicking back at the debut concert of Oscar's band Mood Slime. But then a tornado appears, and drops something far worse than just Dorothy Gale's house.
good work and thanks for that credit at he end there .
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By Fritz
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#76127
Chronicles of Gozer Epilog: Lord of the Steady Wind

January 2008--Timeline Year Twenty Six

Archmage Zandrik Fallagar had gone missing after the events of "Chronicles of Gozer". Now, three and a half years later, his fate is revealed.
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On the one hand, it's entirely possible that a lot of readers will find this story boring as shit. There's only one official canon character appearing in it, and it's not a Ghostbuster--it's a supporting character from the Now Comics series. Heck, there are no Ghostbusters at all, canon or fanon.

But if you're familiar with the role playing games Ars Magica, and/or Mage: The Ascension, there might be some material of interest to you. A lot of this story was inspired by my aquisition of a number of sourcebooks for Ars Magica's Fifth Edition, and gives some backstory on the GBOT version of the Order of Hermes, the wizard society that Fallagar (and Vincent Belmont) belongs to.

And if you stick in there, and make it to the section marked "February 10, 2008", there are some developments with one of the Ghostbusters' families. It's a development that helps lead into the future seen in "Future Shocks" and the currently (slowly) running "Eye Of Aretpo"
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By Fritz
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#80031
Ghostbusters 2021: The Eye Of Aretpo, Part Two

2021--Timeline Year Thirty-Nine
The mysterious new foe moves simultaneously against one of the Founders of Ghostbusters International, and against the child of an old GBI ally that has been chosen to recieve the artifact that has already lead to one death.
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By Fritz
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#86698
Extreme Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters West Coast: Flip Side War, Part Three

September 2007--Timeline Year Twenty-Five
Chaos reigns as most of the Ghostbusters West Coast is trapped on the Flip Side, and Venkman is in the hands of the Extreme Peoplebusters. But some rather surprising help is on the way...
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters 2021: The Eye Of Aretpo, Part Three

2021--Timeline Year Thirty-Nine
Several fateful meetings occur, as the Extreme Ghostbusters investigate the elder Spenglers' disappearance, and the younger Spenglers become part of New York's very first Zombie Demolition Derby.

Also check out the mock cover I put together, a larger, colored version of the picture seen at the head of the story, in the Art section.
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By Fritz
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#112114
Extreme Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters West Coast: Flip Side War, Part Four

September 2007--Timeline Year Twenty-Five
As Egon devises a way to journey to the Flip Side, the Ghostbusters West Coast left behind deal with intruders in their headquarters. And those already trapped on the Flip Side must deal with the disturbing familiarity of one of their new allies.
By RGB4Life
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I discovered your fan fictions and art almost 2 years ago. Since then I have read several of your stories and have thoroughly looked through the timeline on your website. When ever you post a new story I read it almost immediatly. I'm a fan of your work, and I believe in the GB Omnibus Timeline.
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By Mjollnir
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Ghostbusters 2021: The Eye Of Aretpo, Part 4

2021--Timeline Year Thirty-Nine
The secret of Eric Stantz's missing years is revealed, and Zoraldo presents the youngsters with an unbearable choice: the lives of the Ghostbusters and their parents...or the Eye of Aretpo.
Ooh man. How do you top that ending?
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By Fritz
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#147882
Extreme Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters West Coast: Flip Side War, Part Five

September 2007--Timeline Year Twenty-Five
Just what has Professor Ian Epimetheus been up to for the last sixteen years, and how does it explain the Extreme Peoplebusters' determination to catch him? And how does Winston feel about finally making the Big Leagues--albeit on the Flip Side?
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters 2021: The Eye Of Aretpo, Part Five

2021--Timeline Year Thirty-Nine
The coming of Amot-Naphemus is growing nearer, and the Extreme Ghostbusters are in no shape to stop it. With the impending disaster comes opportunity. While Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore chose that life, others were chosen by it; a new generation is running out of time, and the legacy of the Ghostbusters is calling. Forcefully.
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By Fritz
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Extreme Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters West Coast: Flip Side War, Part Six

September 2007--Timeline Year Twenty-Five
With the fate of the Ghostbusters West Coast, the Extreme Ghostbusters, and Peter Venkman on the line, Ian Epimetheus has only one option: surrender. The exciting conclusion of "Flip Side War"

And don't forget a small bit of follow-up to one of the subplots here
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters 2021: The Eye Of Aretpo, Part Six

2021--Timeline Year Thirty-Nine
The moment of truth. Will a new generation be up to the legacy that has been passed to them? The fate of the world depends on the answer to that question.
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Well, after too long a delay, I know, I've finally finished The Eye of Aretpo, the origin of the Ghostbusters of the 2020's. I'm pleased with the results, even though it took a lot longer than I ever anticipated to be finished.

Finishing "Eye of Aretpo", and the art project, allieviated some of the sense of burnout I've been feeling, but I still don't think I can make any guarantees for the next story. I'm officially taking a hiatus from Ghostbusters fic writing. I have a few non-GB fan fic ideas I may play around with (one set in particular isn't Ghostbusters, but does tie in to the Ectozone/GBOT universe). I just need a break from feeling bad when I don't churn out a new story every three weeks.

I'm not leaving the community. I'm not quitting the GBWC unless they want me to. I'm going to keep maintaining the Ectozone and GBWC.net. I'm still helping Troy keep Still Playing With Toys running unless he tells me otherwise. I'm still going to be posting and interacting. I'm just not making any promises about when the next story is coming out.

In my heart of hearts, I know that there <u>will</u> be a next story. Maybe it'll be the GB202x idea I have. Maybe it'll be a story about Ray's "missing years" in the 1990's I've been kicking around. I have the resolution of the long-running Necromancer subplot in the GBWC and the long-hinted at "Gemini Ascendant" yet to do.

I'm just not sure when.

I hope you'll all be patient. Thanks again for reading.
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters: Game Theory
November 2007--Timeline Year Twenty Five

Venkman has just returned to Ghostbusters Central with the news that a new video game is in production. Not all of the Ghostbusters are totally happy with what they're hearing...
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I promise they're a lot happier than they were in the Apocrypha version, though, written a couple of years ago when I was at the depth of a depressive funk. It was the only story I ever ended up withdrawing from the site.

I did say that I might re-release it when I wrote a more positive, balanced version of the story, and that's what's out today. I won't say I took out every bit of criticism, but there's a more positive perspective, and the most negative observer--Janine--does get challenged on it.

Anyway, I guess I'm still on official writing hiatus, but for the Ectozone's seventh anniversary I guess I took a little hiatus from the hiatus :lol:

Thanks above and beyond the call of duty to Jeff, Vincent, and Mick, who helped lanced a few parts that were still a little anachronistic and negative.
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By Fritz
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#278692
Ghostbusters 2022: Ghosts Can't Do It

July 2022--Timeline Year Forty
A young woman was kidnapped out of her shower, and paranormal involvement is suspected. The Ghostbusters don't have much time to solve the mysteries of how and why--because one of their own young women is the ghost's next victim!
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I don't know if this is going to mean I'm back in the fan fic game, but it's promising. I have one other story that's been done for a little while now, and one that's almost finished--both are lead-ins to a major Ghostbusters West Coast story I've been building to for some time now.

This particular story, "Ghosts Can't Do It", was delayed from an original tentative Halloween release. It wasn't really a "Halloween story" so that wasn't a big deal. But let me tell you why, and thus give a little bit of a content warning:

I admit I based it off a story I wrote for my own amusement sixteen years ago, when I was sixteen years younger and hornier, and it shows. I go some places I don't usually go, so I warn you that the content may not be suitable for everyone.

There's really only one place where this story becomes more intense than Japanese fan service anime, but if you're not into things like that--and don't think sex has any role in Ghostbusters (because it's not like Ray ever got a spectral blow job or a possessed woman ever told Venkman "I want you inside me")--then this probably isn't a good story for you.

Still, it's a fun story (I hope) and it accomplished the main thing I had in mind: do a story of the Ghostbusters of the 2020's without depending on guest shots from official characters, or even too many crossreferences to their adventures (there's a few references and in-jokes, though...because I can't stop myself all the time...)
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By Fritz
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Tales From The Ectozone: Primus XXIV

July 1, 2009--Timeline Year Twenty Seven
One of the leaders of the Order of Hermes has crossed to the other side. The news reaches a figure that has been lurking in the shadows of Los Angeles, and with it knows that the time has come to begin his ultimate plan, a plan that could win him the Primacy--and no doubt inflict something nefarious on the Ghostbusters in the process.

It's short, but that's because it's really just the first of two preludes to "Toy Soldiers", an upcoming Ghostbusters West Coast epic.
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By Fritz
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#329312
Five years ago, my brother OgreBBQ (you can also call him Al) wrote Blood Feud: Prague, featuring the exploits of a

character he created and I used in Ghostbusters: Shadow Of The Inquisitors. Well, he's back again.

Blood Feud: Los Angeles
By Fritz Baugh and OgreBBQ
July 8, 2009--Timeline Year Twenty Seven
The man known as Sergei Kalashnikov has come to Los Angeles. Expect lots of pain.

Al didn't write the story this time, but we hashed out the plot and some of the gags together, and I wrote it up a few months back.

Why did I hold it back, you might ask?

Well, for one thing, isn't the location this installment a little familiar? Oh yeah...Los Angeles...the home of Hollywood, smog, and these guys.

In addition to being another installment in the saga of the vampire hunter turned hunter who is a vampire, "Blood Feud: Los Angeles" follows Primus XXIV in being a lead in to a very big story starring the Ghostbusters West Coast, which I hope to start releasing before the end of the year. But I decided I didn't want to publish the lead-ins until I had a fairly good amount of the GBWC story "in the can", which I now do (about four chapters worth). It's a big story, and kind of like the conclusion of "Chronicles of Gozer", I don't want to force it out just to get it done. As well as CoG ended, I think I made the right call there.

I hope you'll check it out.
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By Fritz
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#357233
I've been sitting on this a long time now. The entire story is not done; in fact, I've been a bit stalled on it of late. But at this point, I think putting what's done out there and getting some feedback (hopefully) is gonna help me get moving on it.

And it's Halloween, and the story is sorta creepy, even if it isn't a Halloween story.

Ghostbusters West Coast: Toy Soldiers, Part One
July 17, 2009--Timeline Year Twenty-Seven
Chelsea Aberdeen Baugh is shaken by a disturbing dream. Even more disturbing is the sunrise murder of a hobo--one that signifies that bubbling tensions in LA's shadow community is about to spill into the light. Dark designs are coming to fruition; the toy soldiers have been lined up, and it will take only the merest push to begin their fall...


I'm provisionally planning to release Part 2 before the end of November, and Part 3 in January. That's really all I have "done" right now, and want to give myself some time to get a little more in the hopper. As for December, well, there's something I call "Mister Stay Puft's Christmas Adventure" on it's way.
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By Fritz
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#365259
I had some personal issues in late November that showed my releases even further, but here's something I hope everyone enjoys as much as I did writing it:

Ghostbusters: Mr. Stay Puft's Christmas Adventure

December 24, 1983--Timeline Year One
It's Christmas Eve. Venkman's in a foul mood. Ray misses his family. Egon is not sure how to react to Janine's elf costume. Winston has a fateful meeting. And then the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man shows up. Wait, what? How is that even possible?

Earlier in the year, after the release of Ghostbusters: Infestation, which sort of re-opened the issue of "How in the world did the Ghostbusters have Stay Puft in the Containment Unit anyway?", a GBFans poster named mrmichealt had some interesting ideas on the subject, which in turn prompted some ideas from me for a story. This is the end result.

It was kind of fun to take the Ghostbusters almost back to the beginning--really only GB1 and the flashback parts of "Citizen Ghost" have happened when "Mr. Stay Puft's Christmas Adventure" begins. Not to say I didn't load it up with my usual helping of continuity porn (grife, I even found room for an IDW nod!), and after writing Egon and Janine as a rock solid sympatico couple so much it was kind of fun to go back to the awkward "Will Egon ever figure this out?" phase, just for a minute or two. Winston fans pay special attention--if you've read many of my other stories, you'll recognize that something very important to his future happens in this story.

Be back after New Years for the continuation of "Toy Soldiers"
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By Fritz
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#388415
After too long a wait

Ghostbusters West Coast: Toy Soldiers, Part Two

July 17, 2009--Timeline Year Twenty-Seven
This time it's Jason having bad dreams. Mike is reaquainted with someone he doesn't like very much anymore. Dr. Venkman is coming to town. Oh, and there's another dead body...

I'm starting to feel a little bit of a writing groove again, but I can't promise all that much. The next chapter of this story is done, and won't suffer the delay this one did, I promise you that with a fair amount of certainty. We'll see how things go after that--"Toy Soldiers" part three will be posted on May 13
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By Fritz
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#445701
Ghostbusters: The Monster That Is A Cookie
1984--Timeline Year Two

Ray's trying to eat the cookies his Aunt Lois sent. Then he gets more exposure to cookies that he could ever want--there's a monster at a cookie factory. So much for his diet, huh?

I know, right? A new story! I actually had most of that one sitting around for a long time; I started it just before I was slammed with some medical issues and a major bout with depression. I don't know how long this new burst of energy will last, but it got me over the finish line to getting something out for this notable anniversary.

"Notable anniversary" you say? Oh yeah...it's because I started the Ectozone ten years ago today. That's what I mean.

I hope everybody enjoys it.
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters: Enlightenment, Part One
June 8, 1994--Timeline Year Twelve

Liz Hawthorne, the maga known as Lady Enlightenment, is in deep trouble. She turns to Ray Stantz and the Ghostbusters for help, unaware that things have changed drastically in the three years since she's seen them...
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This is a story I've had floating, in one form or another, in my head for over twenty years, but never got around to telling really, well, anywhere. Readers familiar with Chronicles of Gozer Part Six and the various tales of the Ghostbusters of 2021 and on will be able to see where some of this is going, and it will eventually lead into GBOT Ray's romantic destiny being resolved, but I think you'll like some of the other surprises Ogre and I have in mind for this story.
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters: Enlightenment, Part Two
June 8, 1994--Timeline Year Twelve

So where has Liz Hawthorne been for the last three years? Why did she go? And can Ray Stantz help her even without the rest of the Ghostbusters?
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Yeah, my contribution to the thirtieth anniversary is just part of a story centered on only one Ghostbuster...but it does take place on June 8, 1994, so it sorta gets the anniversary in there right? :lol:
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters: Enlightenment, Part Three
June 8, 1994--Timeline Year Twelve

As Ray and Liz prepare to journey to Dragonsfall, unexpected--but very welcome--help arrives.
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Another talky chapter, but things will pick up next time. A little nugget is in this one referencing a very obscure piece of RGB lore.
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By Fritz
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Ghostbusters: Enlightenment, Part Four
June 9, 1994--Timeline Year Twelve

Ray, Liz, and Barney arrive in Dragonsfall--and are immediately attacked!

Plus, another look at Liz's history.

Also take a look at the Spoiler Images page for Lady Persuasion and a new character who debuts in this installment!

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