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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter C8
Chapter 8: What We Mean to Each Other
The role of the Chronicler is to observe and record. He is thousands of years old, and possesses immeasurable wisdom and knowledge given his time watching history transpire. He is the chosen Dragon to watch over the Books of Time, which have recorded almost every part of history and every dragon has a book dedicated to their lives. With such a vast collection of information, what normally peaks this wise sage’s curiosity are the gaps in information. For as much as he knows about time and history, the small details that have avoided his gaze are what interests him; keep him going in the millenniums of isolation. Such is the case of three dragons in particular, each of whom had, have, and will have a profound impact on the history of all dragons and by extension the history of the whole planet, past and present: Spyro, Malefor,... and Cynder.
But of course time travel always mucks things up. It tends to make a me
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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter C7
Chapter 7: A Best Friend Forever Forgone
Looking at Crash was disheartening. What made him special, approachable, kind, caring, an amazing friend and even better brother for Coco all disappeared as his mind and will was taken from him. Now he looked like every other enemy Spyro’s faced. Rage in his eyes, horrible intent on his mind. Looking at him made Spyro seethe with rage, because Crash earlier nobily spared Spyro from this fate of succumbing to Emily’s mind controlling spell.
“Crash, look this isn’t you. You can’t give in to whatever this witch has done to you. You’re stronger than her, you are better than her, and you would never hurt or hate or your own sister or me.”
“How would you know if he’s better than me?” Emily said behind Crash with genuine amusement. “How would you know anything about me dragon? I bet you never lost your parents, or had the gods themselves scheme to have you
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It Comes in Many Shapes and Forms C17
This story is inspired by the artistic works of Brittin Roberts

It Comes in Many Shapes and Forms
Part 17
This story contains a lot of fantasy, but do keep in mind it's ground in reality. That tough reality when you have to face the loss of loved ones. And also don't forget this story is dedicated to an amazing, wonderful artist who I think is fantastic. The poetry before the story this chapter is instead a shoutout for you 8-Bit-Britt.
That beeping noise, the one which beforehand was annoying Sonic’s amazing dream, finally was given some context as he awoke from his “out of body experience.” I met Rock, again, sort of in my dream. Man, what were we talking about? That question was also accompanied by the inability to really explain what exactly that reverie was moments ago or how "real" it was, and also what actually happen
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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter C6
Chapter 6: The Magical Shapeshifter
“What is this? Who are you three creatures?”
Crash, Spyro, and Coco stood at the opposite end of the small clearing in the dense woods of N Sanity Island where Emily had Anvi captured. The dark, purple robe and hood hid most of Emily’s face well. However, the hooded enchantress could clearly see the two orange creatures and purple winged dragon before here.
“We’re here to stop you! And free that girl from your clutches!” Coco exclaimed most likely distraught at the visible pain and misery Anvi was in right now.
Emily hadn't seen anything like the bunch before her in her life she thought. The two orange ones had to be two of those creatures spawned by the mysterious madman: Cortex. It was common knowledge to both the Bahaguins and the Buddakan tribes alike that a strange wizard took hold of the third island in the N Sanity Archipelago and spawned man-animal abominations loyal to his c
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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter C5
Chapter 5: The Daughter and the Demon

Understand. Recognize what plagues you. Then choose. It will make you happy, and complete the both of you.

What Alisha said to Spyro last night when he went to comfort her over her daughter missing was bothering Spyro to no end. What did she mean? Alisha apparently can sense the future (or however her analogy of rivers and time went), and as such she must cryptically referring to my future. And as such she is warning me about a decision that will plague me. But what does her foresight have to do with, well, Crash? Is she somehow implying that he’s the one I need to “understand”? Alisha didn’t mention his name when talking to me, maybe she meant Elora? It had to be; but... what if?
For most of the time I’ve known Crash, he and I have gotten along very well. And in the weeks our friendship has developed it’s become different than any I’ve had previously with say the likes of Hunter, B
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It Comes in Many Shapes and Forms C16
This story is inspired by the artistic works of Brittin Roberts

It Comes in Many Shapes and Forms
Part 16
But eventually a greater peace will accept me. It’s scary at first, but it instead is a true calm euphoria I don’t think mortal men and women are supposed to feel until their time is truly up. And it’s not lonely. Everyone… everyone… is there. Even if they haven’t died yet or even have been born yet. That’s the secret to what I guess is best described as heaven. It’s omnipresent.
Dizziness. A haze. Blacked out.
They were… his, friends and family. And they were nearby. Yet their voices were distorted and far away, for Sonic couldn’t focus enough to understand them anyway. Those far away screams were all he heard before unconsciousness claimed him. Sonic was a fighter and tri
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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter C4
Chapter 4: Past, Present, and Future Deceit
Does knowledge of the future give you the ability to change it? Can knowing that pain, death, and tragedy are on the horizon give you the ability to stop it. If not, then what’s the point of being able to see the future other than to being a willing factor in causing those destined events to unfold? This is what Alisha realized when she found out who kidnaped her daughter today.
Forty-two years ago: What does it mean to take the mantel of a god? It means to bear the burden of your people’s faith, hopes, and prayers. This is what Alisha did in becoming her people’s goddess of life. It was a great honor and a greater responsibility. To live up to gods of past and maintain the standard for gods of future. Her inauguration at the age of eighteen would also be when a new god of time was indoctrinated, Tempus. Together they climbed up to the top of Sunset Vista, a monument built by her
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It Comes in Many Shapes and Forms C15
This story is inspired by the artistic works of Brittin Roberts

It Comes in Many Shapes and Forms
Part 15

You question these confusing feelings, feelings that have never felt so intense before in your time alive. Maybe it is not my place to interfere, but as a gesture of good faith I leave you with this advice. Passions of the heart unlike the decisions of the mind cannot be decided by mere rationality. They cannot be deliberated, only acted upon, for these feelings of the self are the impulses of the soul blind to the ambiguities which cloud the mind. Quite simply: Understand. Recognize what plagues you. Then choose. When you do it will make you happy beyond compare and complete the both of you.

Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shape Shifter. Excerpt from chapter 3: Passions of the Heart
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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter C3
Chapter 3: Passions of the Heart
The vibration of Crash’s phone interrupted what as a happy yet tense moment for Spyro. He for the most part wasn’t particularly sure why it was but Crash was more and more starting to dominate his train of thought. Maybe it was because of what he did for me: saving Elora’s life.
Crash, well, all he could do was spin. It was his trademark versatile move, and yet despite his limited repertoire so to speak he still put others above himself despite any danger and always managed to come out on top. The way he defended Elora from Ripto when he and Cortex were up to no good, even through great pain was one of the bravest things I’ve ever seen. He was hurt badly that day but he didn’t care. He stood his ground against that unholy mage and because of his valor one of my longtime best friends is still alive today. I can never thank him enough for that.
Crash pulled out a white remote shaped rectangular
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Crash, Spyro, and The Magical Shapeshifter C2
Chapter 2: A Missing Child
To even the enlightened and the divine there were things not even these pious beings could live without. A red, orange, and green textured fruit rested within the contour of a goddess’ hand; its ripe and fragrant aroma sensible even without the epicuticular wax of the skin broken by the first bite. The taste and the texture of this tasteful treat was matched in flavor only by the beautiful blossoming leaves of the deciduous wumpa tree itself. Native only to the archipelago of N Sanity Islands, this wild ancestor of the apple family was just another remarkable product of the gorgeous world Alisha resided over.
One bite into the savory inner flesh and Alisha inhaled in pure reaction to better savor the flavor. “Devine” she thought quietly to herself with her eyes closed, only a faint pleasant smile to hint as to how much she was enjoying this fruit of Wumpa Island. Several yards to her right, a few native villag
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Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter
Written by 1ByteRak :iconmarcusrak:, illustrated and coauthored by EmmaSmudge :iconemmasmudge:
Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter

Chapter 1: The Adventure Begins...
The weather in the Dragon Realms, when sunny and bright always gave the place a palpable sense of serene tranquility. The grassy plains and the calm breeze along with a calming temperature made the home of the Dragons something special. It was also half the reason Crash enjoyed coming here; his friend just had an awesome home.
Though a pressing concern did have an elder worried. It hadn’t rained in an abnormal amount of time, and as such Ignitus, Guardian of Fire, was beginning to worry the accompanying heat could result in droughts and famine if it didn’t precipitate soon.
Hearing a shuffle of feet approach, Spyro gingerly woke from his slumber, only for his eyes to be ha
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Valentines Day Across Dimensions Part 2
To 8-Bit-Britt :icon8-bit-britt:, From 1ByteRak :iconmarcusrak:. 
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Valentines Day Across Dimensions
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Crash and Spyro, A Dragon Out of Time EPL 2
What is a dream? What purpose does it serve, what merit does it have on the real world? Is there a difference between aspiring ambitions and nightmarish premonitions? I often wonder this myself? The purpose these fake memories serve. Well, I actually know, but I was wondering if you knew?

Dr. Cortex was never a man to dwell on the past. Tragedy, failure; what happened before never a reason to quit, give up, be shameful of what he's done. It only served to motivate him forward. He was a man of science. His dreams and ambitions for the world were to make it better! In his own image he'd make things right. For his life was only a microcosm of the larger problem. Jealousy, greed, rage, and pride, the sins of man coalescing into a force dedicated to maintaining society's calcified status quo. That the world simply was full wrong and things just moved on. Disaster, crime, tragedy of any kind was simply the reality of society and despite the lethargic pace of advancement sci
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Marcus Rakentine
United States
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Crash Bandicoot OC
Marcusrak (Crash Bandicoot) by EmmaSmudge
by EmmaSmudge
I have a bandicoot-sona, I think? Well anyways it's me. Yo Emma you were too nice at this point.

Sonic OC: Chew
To MarcusRak by EmilyBandicoot1234
by EmilyBandicoot1234
Seriously this was done sarcastically, but you know what I'm game. Everyone should have a Sonic OC.


Fanfiction is something new to me, a hobby of sorts which started last year. I relate to video games I think in a very unique way, for I care a lot about their story and their lore. But I don't obsess over it as much as I like to see how I would change it. I also like Crossovers. So I'm attempting to unite Mario, Link, Starfox, Metroid, Kirby, Sonic, Mega Man, Crash, and Spyro into the same omniverse via a four part Story arc called The Gaming Omniverse. I think It will be different than you expect. I also am attempting to unite Crash, Spyro, Klonoa, Rayman, Ratchet, Jak, and Sly Cooper in another four part story arc called Playstation Allstars. I've got my work cut out for me, as well as some other side stories to keep me occupied.

Writing is Fighting.
What it means to be a writer,
Is to have what it takes to be a fighter.
But your opposition isn't any critic,
It is instead your will to write prolific.

Me, 2016

Current Story Arcs and Stories

The Gaming Omniverse Saga
  1. Crash and Spyro, A Friendship Across Lifetimes (complete)
  2. Sonic and Megaman, Burden of Heroes (in progress)
  3. Nintendoverse, Heroes Unite (upcoming)
  4. The Smash Brothers (upcoming)
  5. The Pokemon War (upcoming)
  6. The Heroes of the Multiverse (upcoming)
  7. Omniverse, The Final Destination (upcoming)

The Playstation Multiverse Storyline
  1. A Dragon out of Time, A Crash and Spyro Story (complete)
  2. Klonoa and Rayman, Daydreamers and Nightmare Fighters (upcoming)
  3. Ratchet, Jack, and Sly; Heroes on the Move (upcoming)
  4. Playstation Legends, Heroes of the Multiverse (upcoming)

Standalone Stories
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How are you :+devwatch:ers feeling about Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter so far? 

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3 deviants said Haven't read it at all (any reason).
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2 deviants said It's great. I enjoy reading it and the art of the artist who it's written for (cause she asked me a few months ago to do so)
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1 deviant said The fact that it is so obviously another CrashXSpyro ship story kind of has me off.
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No deviants said It's got the same "quality" as your other stories (good or bad, your interpretation viewer). I'm... just not feeling it after giving it a chapter or two.
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No deviants said The fact that there are OC's prevalent in the story in some manner turns me away from the story or I feel affects the quality.
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No deviants said I'm not enjoying the story as much as your others which are Crash and Spyro related
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No deviants said What the ****'s Crash, Spyro, and the Magical Shapeshifter?

Unlike last year, I didn't particularly announce or celebrate Crash and Spyro, A Friendship Across Lifetimes anniversary this year. There's an okay reason for that.


The first chapter of AFAL is getting close to reaching 3000 views. And when that happens, I've got something planned for said occasion.



Another... Bonus... Chapter. The fourth if my math is correct. And this time...



I'll let you know...  just what exactly caused the Dragons race to disappear from Earth.

What the fate is of the timeline where Crash accidentally was sent to the past.

What came about... after the ability to anthropomorphize was discovered, and it's impact outside of the remote N Sanity Islands.

What Dr. Cortex and... Dr. Robotnik's connection was... Dr. Light and Dr. Wily's.

What came to be between the present, and the future 30 million years away where Sonic resides.

And why heroes from the past, present, and future will meet.


Bonus Chapter 4: Friendships, Burdens, and Heroes Across Lifetimes


A chapter relevant to Crash and Spyro, A Friendship Across Lifetimes, Sonic and Megaman, Burden of Heroes, and the larger Gaming Omniverse storyline.


Crash Solo by 1ByteRakMegaman Solo by 1ByteRakSonic Solo by 1ByteRakSpyro Solo by 1ByteRak

Inspired by Inspiration


Imagination is the playground of the mind,
Where epics and heroes are first outlined.


LIke how an empty canvas is converted to a centerpiece,
Or how a blank paper's transcribed to a masterpiece.


Imagination's the gateway between cultures,
The bridge between nations and generations.
The ultimate expression of yourself to others,
A humbling, moving, means of inspiration.


So I'm proud to say that you inspire me,
Cause you own what you draw and I love it all.
The way you scribble friendship, love, and glee,
It's perplexingly beautiful and leaves me in awe.


Marcus Rak, 2017


Can anyone guess who this was originally for? Don't worry, I'll wait. I know it's so hard.

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Man, whenever you guys mass view Crash and Spyro AFAL C1 and get it over 3000, the sooner I can get that 4th bonus chapter out. I'm on your time you little skunks! (kind of a N Tropy line... paraphrased but it's there I think).
Oh shit. The Scotsman makes his return! And then...
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Oh come on, 39,999 pageviews? Better Refresh.

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DragonWolfy13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Thanks for joining StoriesOfAvalar! Also, happy belated birthday! ^^
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
Well, I enjoy me a group about something I like. So there's that. And thanks!
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Draconet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday ^w^
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Hey Draconet! Glad to see it wasn't just that wierd Spyro/Malefor idea that kept you around. Thanks for the wishes, and don't worry my party this weekend will be lit.
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Draconet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Neat, glad to know it *hug* have fun and do be careful
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
Full turn full time. When I throw down, things get turned up!

Basically it translates to a good time.
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atheurer1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, man!
Jenny Emoticon 4 Ryuko Smiling Icon icon: Crash bandicoot thinks its  OK icon: Spyro Dat Ass or cool Spro  "We wish you an awesome birthday!" XJ9, Ryuko, Crash and Spyro.
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Continue on your quest of keeping up the good work!
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Is that atheurer1? What!? Thanks a buch assorted cast of TV and video game characters. I wills. And keep up that Retraction story. 
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atheurer1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do. 
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JohnBarborak Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017
Happy birthday ^^
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Oh hey, long time no see. Super Thanks John! Turned 22, woohoo! 
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JohnBarborak Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Hey no problem! It has been quite awhile! You are the same age as me now, lol!
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
Means we're old enough to party. I'll cyber cheer to that.
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Kinipharian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday~ ^^
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
I'll make sure my party involves a huge bubble I can fit inside of, just for you thoughtful comment. And BTW, Thanks!
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Kinipharian Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, haha awesome =P. No worries~
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Nikkigamer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope it is good!
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Super Thanks Nikki! Turned 22, woohoo! 
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Nikkigamer Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome! I see that your profile says that you are a video game writer.
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
Well I try. Current stories seem to only involve two franchises, but I'm working on it.
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BaselZmediacenter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
happy birthday, wishing the best for your life ;) (Wink)
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Long time no see, but thanks for the good wishes. Super Thanks man! 22, woohoo! 
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Zelink-Gamer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday my good awesome friend, I hope you have a good birthday party! :huggle: :love:
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1ByteRak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Super Thanks man! 22, woohoo! And don't worry, my party will be lit (for the weekend)
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SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday
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