Screenplays, notes, and pictures for an adventure cartoon concept.

This site contains text and images about Aether Torrent, my concept for an animated television program.

I started writing Aether Torrent in May of 2007 for the amusement of myself and my friends. Seven years and some 210,000 words later, I keep writing it (with long pauses for more gainful employment as a teacher) because it's fun.

So, what's the show about?

Three (and later four) strangers meet and travel across an island continent, their path governed by a young woman's desire to amass rare treasures for a museum she hopes to build. Despite occasional personality clashes, the party relies on each other for friendship, their respective goals, and defense against mutual enemies, which they have an unfortunate tendency to collect.

Magic exists in their world as a natural force. Ordinary people wielding the proper tools can draw out elements of the omnipresent aether and use them to supplement the world's early-20th-century technology. Those who do so frequently are called elementalists.

Each one of the traveling friends is an elementalist, and each would gladly use his or her skills for the aid and defense of the others. Adventure, monsters, and occasional philosophy await them all.

Updates

17 September 2014: The school year has resumed, but that won't stop updates when needed. Two new pictures by Psudonym, artist of the new webcomic Cassiopeia Quinn, are up! And I would also like to congratulate my good friend Emily, creator of this site's code, on the recent birth of her son. Welcome to Earth, new baby.

13 August 2014: Otakon is over, and I've returned with a good lot of new pictures from artists Fala Lee, Psudonym, Kaiju, and Ngozi Ukazu. Enjoy!

22 July 2014: A long time in coming, Episode 29 is now up where episodes may be found. In addition, enjoy a new image of Avani and Cirrus, courtesy of Sarah Dill, author of the webcomic Distillum. Thanks for reading!

5 July 2014: First: Drawings! An amazing Cirrus by Pugletto, and Tori reading by Psudonym. Second: Housekeeping! I completed my annual comb of the entire series for editing/clarity errors and corrected the few that I found. With that done, I can focus more on Episode 29. Thanks for reading!

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