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It is All Relative

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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
Caffeine Headache: Part 1 - Relativity Episode 27   Sex scandal, sex scandal, political scandal, three car pile-up on the freeway, sex scandal.
   Melody twisted her mouth to the side and closed the newspaper. It was filled with the same old stuff. Aside from a story about the city hiring 200 more police officers, nothing was going on that was important enough to keep an eye on.
   Resting her chin on her hand, she sighed. The lull in activity might have been welcome if things in her own life were more interesting. As it was, they were getting more boring by the minute.
   The bell rang. Sara Wolff smiled as she approached the counter. "Good morning."
   Though it was a customer, Melody couldn't help but feel disappointed it was just her friend. "This is the third time this week you've been in. I don't think you've ever come in that often before."
   The redhead pulled her wallet from her purse. "Since Greg and I got married, I've been staying i

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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.

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


BlackTorrent Site Update

Wed Jul 16, 2014, 4:20 AM
Relativity-newlogo by mirz-alt

Well, there is good news and bad news. Fortunately, the good news is great, and the bad new isn't that bad.

We are proud to announce the updated Black Torrent website! This is phase 2 of the massive site overhaul that began in February. The main thing that was updated this time around was art, and boy was it updated. Our gallery got a total make-over and literally hundreds of new pieces were added. In addition, each piece has some sort of commentary: notes on the art, anecdotes about creation of the pieces, tidbits about the stories, and general trivia. Plus you can now easily share pieces on your favorite social networks (if you want to, that is). Seriously, there is a lot to see, so if you're inclined, grab a cup of coffee or tea before you head over.

In addition to general art, there is a new section that covers the "World" of Relativity, from maps, to information on the vehicles and gear, even family trees. Note that while you may have seen some of this stuff on dA, the Blacktorrent site has a ton more information, as well as an easier navigation to find what you're looking for.

Now, the bad news. Actually, there are two pieces. First of all, we had planned to publish our next anthology today, as well as launch the option of purchasing the ePub version through the Google Playstore. Unfortunately, we ran into a bit of a snafu and it will be a few more days before Google will have the option available. Since we don't want to distribute the book piecemeal, we made the decision to push the launch date back to Monday, July 23.

Second, I have been promising the next episode for a few weeks. I will be quite honest, I had it finished, and ended up scrapping it...twice. As much as I want the story to be done, it simply is not to the level I want it to be. So, yesterday morning after reading it again, I made the decision to hold off publication and do another substantial re-write. As frustrating as this is, it's something I love about publishing Relativity ourselves. We have the ability to make this kind of decision to keep the quality of the series at the level we want. So, while it may be an additional wait, we hope it will be worth it.

That said, thank you everyone for your patience. Unfortunately these further delays mean I'll be MIA a bit longer. But we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope to be around dA more very soon.

For more details on the update click HERE.

And now I will leave you with a bit of Relativity AU art:

Comic TEAM GROUPS by Maryneim

More Journal Entries

Which is your favorite hero photo-manipulation? 

7 deviants said Sparkz from Relativity by Maryneim Sparkz
5 deviants said Dark Flame from RELATIVITY by Maryneim Dark Flame
1 deviant said Overcast from Relativity by Maryneim Overcast
No deviants said Black Torrent from Relativity by Maryneim Torrent
No deviants said Zephyra from Relativity by Maryneim Zephyra
No deviants said Resin from Relativity by Maryneim Resin

Current Episode - Candy Corn

CANDY CORN -- In Gale City, Halloween is more trick than treat. One of the busiest crime nights of the year, Team Torrent readies themselves for a tense evening. When things end up calmer than normal, suspicions arise, particularly when one of their own goes missing. With a mob costume party in full swing, and a mysterious duo travelling the streets in search of costumed crimefighters, the heroes must figure out if things are as quiet as they seem, or if there is something bigger on the horizon. -- Click to Read


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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Awesome group & :gallery:
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   General Artist
Thank you. :heart:
1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
UR ~indeed *welcome

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chazzlez Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Michelle, do you and Jim have a special Floor Plans section?
mirz-alt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   General Artist
Yes. It is in a folder inside the main "Character Profiles and Fact Sheets" folder. --->…

Under "Charts & Maps" --->…
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