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Alternate History P.01 by rufftoon Alternate History P.01 by rufftoon
had won a place in the popular vote for the coloring contest. The request was for drawing a character, in an alternate timeline.

What it did instead was trigger a whole short story.

So here are the roughs 6 pages, thumbnails done in a small sketchbook. I may just go and rework this more nicely later on. It was fun...and possibly as serious a story as it ever popped into my head.

This is a "What if"...20 some years later, and still no Avatar.

Weapon of choice: small pen, a pilot G-Tec-C4. It smudges a bit, but I love working with these for doodles.

Original characters all belong to Mike, Bryan, Nickelodeon and Viacom. I just put them through the time machine


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:iconjarvisrama99:
Jarvisrama99 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Great series! Can't wait to see more!
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jademushroom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Just wanted to say I thought this comic series you made was amazing.
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TGQueen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I like this, this would have been better than the last airbender movie :D
you should be like the movie story boarder at least then we'd know they get things right! :)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
I'm far from perfect- I would make mistakes.
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:icontgqueen:
TGQueen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Nobody's perfect but your 100 times better than M. Night! <3
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sqbr Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am in utter fangirly awe of your *amazing* comics, this one in particular (but also all the others :))

I know people sometimes get weird about this sort of thing, so I thought I should ask: I was inspired to make a little follow on comic answering the vital question "But what about Toph and Mai?" Would you be ok with me putting it online?
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kellroxursox Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
hahaha, i read this really fast, and i could have sworn it said "untill i get the square pants, this ship is not going anywhere my lord." i was like omg what? spongebob?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
HAha, no Spongebob in this I can tell you :)
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:iconsuper-e:
super-e Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
so the world has been conquered by the firenation now, right? Cause of the commet? Suppose I'll find out. . .

Also, you would hope that either the fire lord would have tied up zuko as a loose end or azula would have upsered his thrown.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Not only because of the comet, but because there were no Avatar at the crucial moments.
Ozai saw no reason to stop his son going on in his fruitless search, and Azula is good at waiting. Beside, she actually likes her father.
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SnapesAngel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
ThereŚlinked. XD I don't honestly know how many on my flist also follow the series, but... XD
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sharpenr Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
O.K. First page, good set up, pacings tight. Keeping [zuko?] out of frame, so I'm interested in folowing him right off.
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:iconflederschatten:
flederschatten Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
20 years later and no Avatar? The world must be seriously messed up, then. Didn't Roku say that the return of Sozin's comet was the last chance to return balance? That's quite a tough AU you are developing there.
I seriously hope the urgent delivery of herbal tea doesn't mean that you are planning to kill Iroh off. He must be eighty or even older now.
It may sound morbid, but I like the way Zuko's ship looks so run down in the first panel. Time hasn't been relenting on the Prince, has it?
Reading on...
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
As long as there is life, there's hope. The balance is right now tippe awfully far in favour of the fire empire. Still...
Iroh is indeed in his 80's now, but still kicking @$$.
Hehe, Zuko has been stuck with the same little ship all that time. He badly needs replacement parts. That thing is leaking from every part.
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:iconflederschatten:
flederschatten Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
I really hope we will see Iroh wiping the floor with someone unfortunate enough to piss him off sometime.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Now that would be fun to do.
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:iconmul:
Mul Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How far are you planning to take this? Doujin Territory? :O
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
I really don't know yet. First, get it all done in thumbnail, If it doesn't go further than that, at least people will have seen one version of it.
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:iconmojal:
MOJAL Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Wait, so if this is 20 years down the road, and the trio are still running from Zuko, then does that mean that in this storyline there was no comet?
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
HOLY COW....

I go away for five days, and I come back to find....TEN new scraps!

Or nine.

A LOT OF NEW SCRAPS!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! [freaks out and turns the page]
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takiza14 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
scrappy scraps, you make us laugh:music: :slow:
tea rlz!
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:iconammette-la-fae:
Ammette-La-Fae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
ggrrr! My computer won't let me full view it and i can't read what it says
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
HAve you tried download? It might help
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:iconammette-la-fae:
Ammette-La-Fae Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Thank you! =D that worked very well*rushes off toread the others*
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PirateFairy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
neato.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Thankees :D
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:iconpiratefairy:
PirateFairy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
welcome-ees.... :D
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Yue-san Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
i love the way you doodle. *-* i wish i could do it like that.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Stay loose. Don't worry about making mistakes, just keep going. Your hand will get more solid with time.
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:iconyue-san:
Yue-san Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
i'll try. thank you so much!!!
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heartsyhawk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
There might be words...there might be pictures...and there may even be painted butterflies and interpretive dance to tell how awesome this is. I just don't know them, so forgive the underrating.

Holy wow, I love 'what if's and yours definitely caught my attention. Hard not to, with artwork as fantabulous as yours, though :D Is this just going to be the six parts or do you plan on continuing?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Many thanks for your kind words for these thumbnails.
Will continue for a few more pages. This story is itching too much to be told (I love "what ifs" too)
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:iconheartsyhawk:
heartsyhawk Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
yay :D I'll look forward to that then :D
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FeatheredDragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Student General Artist
its good so far :), but it would take me a long time to look at them all......stupid computer.....I will look at them at school :) there internet is much faster :)
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gowa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
I didn't think I needed a reason to love your work more....but you just gave me one.
THAT WAS AMAZING.
I don't know what else I can say, other than that!
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Many thanks :thanks:
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prncssgrl1881 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Student Digital Artist
It looks pretty great so far. They are so lucky to have a prize this big. :D
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Heh, they make a request, and you never know how strong the muses will strike your brain.
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prncssgrl1881 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Oh how true that is.
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IcEKoLd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a great prize! I do think Zuko's changed a bit. He's thinking of his uncle more. He brought him tea! Then he finds the "tribe family" and does nothing. Suspicious! Love this little strip, it's such a treat!!
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Zuko has changed- being around his uncle for close to 20 years will do that. But he's still obsessive and dark in his own way (helps to keep the crew into submission too).
As for the water tribe "family"..these are just refugees and not his main concern. They are not fated to meet...yet!
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UnforgetableMemory Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Nice piece!
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:iconironmiyako:
ironmiyako Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
very nice
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:iconstorm-of-insanity:
storm-of-insanity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
I love the free form style in this
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
The more loose, the more you can get away with :D
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someorangegirl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
First view... uh... uh... yeah!
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