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It is All Relative

Get Ready for the Storm...

RELATIVITY is a character drama that centers around a team of superheroes who operate in the fictional Gale City. The focus of the series, however, is the people behind the mask, and how they juggle work, life and love while donning a mask at night. While essentially a prose-comicbook series, Relativity is also firmly planted in the mystery genre as the team investigates and solves various crimes, while also contending with a menagerie of strange and interesting villains.

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Lost and Found Scene 1 - Relativity Episode 1The light above the vanity flickered, throwing the room into a series of shadows. Babs Stone tapped the plastic casing with her finger, hoping to jiggle the bulb back into place. The room fell into complete darkness. After a moment, the light snapped back on, shining bright and steady. The prostitute leaned back towards the mirror.
Pulling up her chin, Babs checked her throat carefully. While she didn’t have a policy against rough stuff, she didn’t like when her clients left marks. It made it difficult when picking up another john, not to mention she simply didn’t like bruising on her neck. Satisfied, she tousled her long platinum blonde hair so it framed her face, then twisted open a cylinder of Fire Engine Red and  smeared it across her lips. She could hear shuffling and smiled at the thought of the man on the other side of the door.
While she had several regulars, Babs liked Denny the best. He was always clean and smelled nice. More than that, he always called
Those Who Wander: part 1 - Relativity Episode 33   Melody switched on her turn signal and merged onto the highway. It was early afternoon and traffic was light; only a few other cars were on the road. A white hatchback zipped past and pulled in front of her. It was travelling at a steady pace, but soon it started to veer left, then right. While it didn't cross into another lane, it was rolling back and forth over the line, making it dangerous for anyone to pass.
   "Drunk," she whispered under her breath. She eased up on the accelerator and wondered if she should call the highway hotline.
   Before she could decide, the car jerk sharply to the left. She could see through the back window. The driver was thrashing and jumping out of her seat. A moment later, the car veered sharply to the right and off the road.
   Melody gasped. Thankfully, the surroundings were mostly level and the area beyond the road was a shallow incline to a grassy field, rather than a deep ditch. She pu

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:bulletblack:All stories are also available in Kindle and eBook versions and can be downloaded from our main website:

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Current Episode - Those Who Wander

COLD CASE -- An unseasonably cold winter brings more than just harsh weather. A series of strange crimes piques the interest of the heroes. As the team investigates the newest threat, little do they know that a greater evil looms just below the surface--one that is being pursued by one of their own. As tensions mount, and the elements become fierce, it's up to Gale's protectors to keep the city safe, at whatever cost. -- Click to Read

Info Corner

Relativity Header by mirz-alt

:bulletblue: The main Relativity Website is located at The full story will be mirrored here on dA. However, the site will contain additional bonus content, as well as a regularly updated blog about the series and individual episodes.

:bulletblue: For fans who don't have time to read the episodes, but want to keep up with the overall storylines, we offer full condensed episode synopses which can be found here.

:bulletblue: The authors periodically post blog entries to with extra information about the stories and the writing process. For our readers who prefer to stay on dA to comment, these entries can also be found in Mirz's forum here.
:bulletblue: The current update schedule is monthly, approximately every 3-4 weeks. New episodes will publish concurrently on the website and deviantART.

:bulletblue: All current episode scenes will be posted here to the group, so if you want to know when a new one updates, please devWatch the Group.


Our First Ever Comment Contest

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 8:25 AM
:happybounce: As many of you know, around August-October, we host a yearly Relativity art contest. We must delay the contest this year due to personal issues and other commitments that we want to get through. But, we didn't just want to let our anniversary pass without doing something.

We are going to have a comment contest! The nice thing about this is that EVERYONE can enter, even if you are not good at art or writing. The only thing you need to do is leave comments. There will be two categories: ART and STORIES. Each category will have slightly different rules, so pay attention. You MAY enter both categories. The idea is to leave comments on Relativity artwork and/or stories. Everyone who qualifies will be entered into a drawing to win points prizes. We also have a special grand-prize up for grabs.

:bulletorange: RULES

All comments must be NEW. You cannot enter with old comments. They must have been posted on or after October 24, 2014 to qualify.

--> ART COMMENTS -- We want our artists to get some comment love! :heart:

1. To enter, you must leave at least THREE (3) comments on art pieces featured in the RelativityComic gallery. For each additional THREE (3) comments, you will receive an additional number in the drawing. You can have a max of 5 spots in the drawing (that's 15 comments in all).

2. You must link to the comments in a reply to this journal so we can read them and make sure they qualify.

3. Comments must have some substance. They cannot simply be 2-3 words. They should tell the artist why you like the piece and discuss elements of the art. It doesn't have to be a full paragraph, but at least a sentence or two.  Of course, you can write more, if you'd like!

:pointr: "Cool picture!" is not acceptable

:pointr: "This is a nice picture. I like how you used shades of gray and blue and the way you did the lighting." is an example of an acceptable comment.  Of course, if you write more, all the better.

4. Since there are many pieces in our gallery which have little or no comments, we will award random bonus prizes to players who comment on lesser-known art pieces and artists.


Since reading is a bit more involved, the requirements are a bit looser:

1. To enter, you must leave at least TWO (2) comments on writing pieces. Everything is included, which means cross-overs and AU stories count. For each additional TWO (2) comments, you will receive another number in the drawing. You can have a max of 5 spots (meaning 10 comments).

2. You must link to the comments in a reply to this journal so we can read them.

3. Comments must be meaningful. There are occasions where a reader will skim the story, or just read the end, and will comment, but it's clear by the context they didn't read the story. If you don't have time or interest to really read, then please just enter the art contest. 

The positive thing about this is that any new comment which has substance counts. So, if you already read the story and commented, you can leave a new comment (perhaps discussing something you didn't before). Or, if you read the story in the past and didn't comment at that time, you can do it now and get a chance to win a prize!

:bulletorange: PRIZES!

OKAY, so on to the prizes. One set will be rewarded to each category (so there will be 2 "1st Place" winners, etc):

1st place - 800 points

2nd place - 400 points

3rd place - 200 points

--> SPECIAL PRIZE - For everyone who contributes the max comments (15 on the art and/or 10 on the writing) will be entered into a second drawing for the special grand prize: a color sketch portrait from our wonder cover-artist, FranciscoETCHART. So, if you would like to see your OC in his style, this is the contest to join! The sketch will be similar to one of these; Fetch will decide what medium he will use for the piece once the winner is announced. Note: this prize is being commissions and paid for by us for this contest. :eager:

COPIC sketch 24 CHEETARAH by FranciscoETCHART Do you remember LOVE by FranciscoETCHART KING of the 3rd planet by FranciscoETCHART

:bulletorange: DEADLINE

The contest will for approximately three weeks. It will begin on October 24 and end at 11:59 pm CST on November 15, 2015.

:bulletorange: PIMP THE CONTEST

To help spread the word, we are having a mini-drawing for 200 points. All you have to do is advertise this contest in your poll or journal. Post a link in the comments and we'll enter you into the mini-drawing!

We know that sometimes contest rules can be confusing. So, if you have any questions, post them below and we'll be happy to answer them. So, good luck and happy commenting!

Note that this is the current prize list. More prizes may be added. :eyes:


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The Beginning...

Black Torrent commission by shamserg

Twenty years ago the Black Torrent patrolled the streets of Gale City, protecting the citizens, until he disappeared without a trace...

Michael Bruce is one of the world's richest men, head of a real estate empire that spreads to all corners of the world. Many wonder what is the secret to his success, but Michael's secrets travel far beyond the boardroom...onto the rooftops of Gale. Taking over the role of the Black Torrent, the young CEO follows in the footsteps of his father, keeping the streets safe from crime. When Martin Bling, the billionaire casino mogul, shows up on the scene, Torrent and his team start digging into the man's less-than-ethical affairs. They are aided in their investigation by the mysterious Dark Flame, a relative newcomer to the crimefighting scene. Expecting to uncover corporate corruption and dirty business dealings, what they find threatens to shake Michael to the core – a connection to Bling's girlfriend he never dreamed of, and a revelation that the past he knew wasn't what he thought it to be. As crimefighting and family drama collide, the team must deal with secrets, lies and betrayals, and the prospects of an uncertain future. -- Click to Read


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