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The Pixar Detective: Chapter 24

(Not caught up yet to this chapter? Check out our Table of Contents to get up to speed!)

Hey readers, it’s time for an all-new chapter of The Pixar Detective! I hope you’re mentally prepared because I’m not.

So this week’s chapter is titled “Anyone Can’t Cook,” and no, that’s not a typo. I’m curious how many of you will catch what a lot of this chapter really means, so once you’re done reading, be sure to share your theories and speculations in the comments!

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And as always, don’t forget to thank our brilliant illustrator, Kayla Savage, for bringing this week’s chapter to life. She certainly doesn’t get enough credit for how great the story has developed. We’re both pretty sad, of course, that the novel is nearing it’s end, but we’re excited nonetheless about future projects!

Let’s get started.

Previously, on the Pixar Detective!

Stevin, Sadie, Sumner, and Wallaby are on their way to France in search of a “hidden wonder” that may lead them to where Mary has been taken. They’re joined by the mysterious Kevin, who flies the zeppelin, “The Spirit of Adventure.”

But not everyone is happy about this alliance. Kevin is also known as “The Poacher,” and a dangerous man named Robert Best is after him. To even the odds, he’s recruited a team of specialists known as “The Unforgivables,” descendants or former accomplices of past criminals tagged and bagged by Pixar University. Will they foil Stevin’s plans for finding Mary?

Click here to read Chapter 24: “Anyone Can’t Cook.”

Ready for more? Click here to read Chapter 25. You can use the prompt on the sidebar to subscribe for updates, or just follow me and Kayla on Twitter to stay connected – @JonNegroni – @KaylaTheSavage

Thanks for reading! What did you think of Chapter 24?

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The Pixar Detective: Chapter 23

Not caught up yet to this chapter? Check out our Table of Contents to get all caught up.

It’s here! And I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed. Chapter 23 is…well a special chapter. I don’t want to say anything else, but I really doubt any of you are ready for it (I know I wasn’t, and I wrote the thing).

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This week’s chapter is titled “And Beyond.” As you’re reading over the point of view sections and following the new story developments, I challenge you to take this title to heart. What does it mean? Why are these events being intertwined for this chapter? Do this, and I think you’ll gain more from the chapter than you would otherwise.

But I’m getting ahead of myself! We’re getting close to the halfway point for the end of the series, but I still have a lot more story to share with you. I do hope you enjoy.

Previously, on The Pixar Detective!

Stevin, Wallaby, Sadie, and Mr. Sumner have joined a mysterious explorer named Kevin Sohn on a dirigible that is traveling to France. Their mission is to discover what Mary was up to in the days leading to her disappearance.

Elsewhere, Robert Best is on his way to unite a group of misfits known as the Unforgivables. As you may recall, Robert is an Alumni with Pixar University, the same organization that Alec Azam worked for. Now that he’s up against supers, he and his partner Rey (also known as Mirage) must now rely on these “Unforgivables” to help them track down and defeat Kevin Sohn, who they refer to as “the poacher.”

Of course, Dark Sadie and Dark Logan, the brainwashed supers controlled by BnL, are still hunting Stevin and his friends. Will they ever catch up in time? Find out!

Click here to read Chapter 23: “And Beyond.”

 

Ready for more? Visit the Table of Contents to read Chapter 24.

You can use the prompt on the sidebar to subscribe for updates, or just follow me and Kayla on Twitter to stay connected – @JonNegroni – @KaylaTheSavage

Thanks for reading! What did you think of Chapter 23?

The Pixar Detective: Chapter 22

Not caught up yet to this chapter? Check out our Table of Contents to get your fill.

Hey awesome readers, I hope you’re all mentally prepared for the slew of new chapters we’re finishing Pixar Detective with. Finally, after over a year of planning, the story is coming together, and Chapter 22 is just the beginning of what’s to come.

Only the most exhaustive Pixar fans will pick up on some of the secrets and easter eggs I’ve hidden in this week’s chapter, and I have no doubt some of you will spoil them in the comments.

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As always, be sure to send your thanks to our illustrator, Kayla, for making these incredible sketches for the chapter and bringing Pixar Detective to life.

Let’s get started!

Previously, on the Pixar Detective!

Five months have passed since Stevin and Wallaby returned to present-day San Francisco, their home, to continue the investigation to find Mary. Along with them, Sadie and Sumner have begun to find a home here.

But the mission isn’t over. After months of planning, Stevin finally makes his move by seeking out a mysterious man named Kevin, who once aided Mary in collecting the materials she needed to travel in time without the help of Alec Azam. Now Kevin is helping Stevin and the others, and they’ll be traveling in style.

Click here to read Chapter 22: The Unforgivables.

 

Ready for more? Visit the Table of Contents to read Chapter 23.

You can use the prompt on the sidebar to subscribe for updates, or just follow me and Kayla on Twitter to stay connected – @JonNegroni – @KaylaTheSavage

 

Thanks for reading! What did you think of Chapter 22?

The Pixar Detective: Chapter 21

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You guys ready for Part 3?

That’s right, The Pixar Detective is BACK everyone! It’s been a while, but Kayla and I couldn’t be more excited to get started on the final ten chapters, starting with what you’re about to read below.

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This week’s chapter is called “Hidden Wonders,” and it’s definitely a departure from the usual format. As the story winds down, you’ll notice that it will feature a little less time travel thanks to the inclusion of a brand new character. Guesses on who this character is or is related to are certainly welcome (I can’t wait to hear what you guys think).

I’ll just come out and say there’s a bit of a time skip, so the beginning may be a bit jarring. You’ll have to read carefully to make sure you don’t miss what’s going on. I’ll provide some writer notes at the bottom to explain some of the context for what’s going on, in case you’re confused.

Enjoy the chapter! And as always, I’ll be scouring your comments to find out how you’re dealing with the return of our favorite characters.

Previously, on the Pixar Detective!

Thousands of years in the future, our heroes Stevin Parker, Wallaby Jones, Sadie the first super, and Mr. Sumner the exiled monster, finally escaped the clutches of Shelby Forthright, the tyrannical CEO of BnL who uses his mastery of time to alter events in history.

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Their escape was partly thanks to the efforts of their new allies, Cara and Logan, who are the descendants of some incredible superheroes, as well as Agents Willem, Peaches, and Flo.

They also came upon a tinkerer named Al, who gave them a cowgirl doll that witnessed the events of Mary’s disappearance.  According to this doll, Mary was snatched away by someone who could make items fly in the air, similar to what our heroes experienced in the cottage during their trip to Scotland.

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Stevin and the others must now return to put their clues together in an attempt to wrap up this investigation. But will that even be possible? What’s next for the Pixar Detective? You’re about to find out!

Click here to read The Pixar Detective: Chapter 21.

I’ve also provided a prelude to Part 3. This explains some of the events leading up to Chapter 21, but it also contains spoilers you would otherwise figure out in the chapter. Read this if you’re confused or just want something extra to catch up on!

Prelude to Part 3.

It was agreed. Stevin, Wallaby, Sadie, and of course, Mr. Sumner would return to San Francisco to regroup. Stevin considered it wise to return the day they left, so no one would wonder why they had been missing for so long. Of course, Wallaby brought up the strange fact that they must have aged during their months of time travel, but Stevin guessed that aging would be impossible since they didn’t exist within their own timeline while away.

“That would explain why Shelby doesn’t seem to age,” Stevin tried to argue, though he was actually unsure.

They returned to San Francisco, but they quickly realized they had several problems to sort out. In order to continue his investigation, Stevin would need a place to compile all of his work and clues. So he took Mr. Sumner and Sadie to the old warehouse filled with doors. For weeks, they toiled to make it a livable space that Mr. Sumner would be able to call home and look after.

“You’ll be here when I can’t,” Stevin explained to Sumner. “And you can stay as long as you like. The place belonged to Mr. Azam, after all.”

But Stevin wanted Sadie to stay with his family, at least for a while. That way, she could find work and find purpose for herself outside of what she was built for.

“Stay with us,” he told her. “You’ll be able to make your own choices, rather than be confined to the wharf.”

She reluctantly agreed. Stevin’s family was curious about the arrangement, but Stevin had a secret conversation with his father regarding the letter he found in Sydney. Apparently, he used it as leverage, reminding his father that he knew about his secret affiliation with Pixar University. He promised to stay out of the university and its dangers if his father let Sadie stay with them.

Weeks turned into months. Stevin had trouble making sense of all of the information gathered during their investigation through time. He took a leave of absence from school, claiming he needed time to cope with the loss of his friend. But really, he was going to the warehouse daily to work on his myriad theories.

Soon, Wallaby accepted that they would likely never find Mary. He visited the warehouse, and Stevin, less and less, instead choosing to forge a friendship with Sadie. He even managed to secure a job for her at a local pet store, thinking it would be the perfect fit.

But Stevin wouldn’t give up. Once we find Mary, he thought, we can focus on helping Cara and Logan take down BnL. Once that’s finished, we can roam time freely, without fear of Shelby finding us. We can stop Willem from turning Mr. Azam into a rabbit back in 1935. We can bring our professor back home. Mary will be safe, Sadie and Mr. Sumner will have a home, and we can put all of this behind us.

Meanwhile, Shelby has secretly known all along where Stevin and his friends have been, but he has chosen to let Stevin handle the search for Mary. Al was always secretly working for him, and he sent his “dark” Sadie and Logan (who are still bound by mind-control chips and are actually the “true” versions of Sadie and Logan) to stay with Al as they anticipate Stevin’s every movement until he finds Mary and they can swoop in.

It’s been five months. Five long months. Time will only tell if they’ll ever find Mary, until one fateful day when Wallaby decided to catch up with his old friend.

 

Ready for more? Visit the Table of Contents to read Chapter 22.

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The Pixar Detective: The Complete Part 2

Well, it’s definitely been a while!

But Kayla and I are back, and what better way to jump back into the swing of things than with the complete part 2 at your disposal?

There’s new artwork throughout, as well as a swift edit that hopefully makes the story as engaging as ever. Oh, and there’s this thing:

The Pixar Detective Part 2

Give it up for Kayla Savage!

We also have a pretty slick name for Part 2, which I think captures the heart of the story. Of course, you’ll have to read to find out what it is!

As always, you all have made writing this series completely worth it, but sadly, all good things must come to an end. Part 3 of the Pixar Detective will be its final entry. That said, we still have a long way to go! And we’re looking forward to making sure the story concludes in the best way possible.

Part 3 officially begins Tuesday, March 10 (less than two weeks from now). But in the meantime, consider this your refresher!

Enjoy:

Click here to download Part 2 of The Pixar Detective (e-book)

Click here to download Part 2 of The Pixar Detective (PDF Version) 

 

The Pixar Detective, Chapter 20: “Our Fate”

Hey everyone! Welcome to The Pixar Detective, a serial novel I put together based on the Pixar Theory. The following is a fictional story that explains the theory that all of the Pixar movies are connected and exist within the same universe, using original characters and artwork. The story answers a lot of questions you may have about this theory, but through its own ongoing narrative.

The story originally launched in April, and since then we’ve finished Part 1 and Part 2!

Both are available as iBooks on iTunes, which you can check out here. If you can’t use iBooks, can also download the PDF versions:

Part 1: (PDF version)

Part 2: (PDF version)

Once you’re finished, check back to our Table of Contents, where we’ll be continuing the story through Part 3. A new chapter is released every two weeks on Tuesdays. And please be sure to leave your feedback in the comments for us to read through. Enjoy!

Chapter 20 Pixar Detective

PREVIOUSLY, ON THE PIXAR DETECTIVE!

Wallaby and Mr. Sumner, along with their new allies, Lightning, Rey, and Lotso, are trapped within a prison run by BnL thousands of years in the future. In an attempt to escape, they’ve been cornered by none other than old allies Sadie and Logan, the fierce supers who have been mentally hijacked by BnL’s sociopathic leader, Shelby Forthright.

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Meanwhile, Stevin and Cara are still trapped in the 2800s in search of a way to find their friends and save them. And as always, the main thing on Stevin’s mind is whether or not BnL holds the answers to what happened to Mary, who is still missing.

 

Part 3 of The Pixar Detective will be released on Tuesday, March 10th. You can use the prompt on the sidebar to subscribe for updates, or just follow me and Kayla on Twitter to stay connected – @JonNegroni – @KaylaTheSavage

The Pixar Detective, Chapter 19: “Ghosts”

Hey everyone! Welcome to The Pixar Detective, a serial novel I put together based on the Pixar Theory. The following is a fictional story that explains the theory that all of the Pixar movies are connected and exist within the same universe, using original characters and artwork. The story answers a lot of questions you may have about this theory, but through its own ongoing narrative.

The story originally launched in April, and since then we’ve finished Part 1 and Part 2!

Both are available as iBooks on iTunes, which you can check out here. If you can’t use iBooks, can also download the PDF versions:

Part 1: (PDF version)

Part 2: (PDF version)

Once you’re finished, check back to our Table of Contents, where we’ll be continuing the story through Part 3. A new chapter is released every two weeks on Tuesdays. And please be sure to leave your feedback in the comments for us to read through. Enjoy!

Chapter 19

PREVIOUSLY, ON THE PIXAR DETECTIVE!

Our heroes are still separated in time during their long search for the missing Mary. Stevin and Cara, the granddaughter of Mr. Incredible, are in the distant future alongside their past nemesis-turned-ally: Agent Willem (and his team, of course).

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Their next move is to infiltrate the BnL headquarters in the monster-dominated future, where their friends Wallaby, Mr. Sumner, Sadie, and Logan are being detained. And with Cara’s newly discovered abilities to move through time, they finally have what they need to reunite with their allies.

But will Cara be able to use this new power? Does it even exist?

 

 

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