THE ADVENTURES OF TEE BONE MAN CHAPTER ZERO: ORIGINS
The Northern tundra of Canada is host to a certain romantic quality. While Thunder Bay Ontario is considered a crossroads of the nation, it is not what you would call a popular tourist destination. Cold 11 months of the year with a short summer known as July, Thunder Bay is for the rugged. The weathered. The tough. Composed of big rocks, large rocks, giant rocks, and trees, the landscape is beautiful and dangerous. The town of Thunder Bay itself is dark and bleak most of the year. The Canadian tundra is harsh.
Yet over a decade ago in this location, an eccentric businessman and Scotch enthusiast, William W. Roderick Stewart III, broke ground and built an experimental new distillery, specializing in single malt whisky. Top secret new formula. If only it were Scotland, they could call it true Scotch. The dark Thunder Bay soil, reasoned Stewart, led to exceptional wheat and rye. The pure, clean spring waters of the North allowed him to create an especially potent single malt whisky. In theory. There were many sceptics in Thunder Bay, but just as many who were excited about the prospect of local whisky. Stewart III had a spotty track record of wild theories, insane experiments, and the odd success amongst a sea of failures. As he aged, he became more and more eccentric and experimental. Now at the age of 90, rumours were that he was considering finally retiring. Then he suddenly announced the opening of his long-awaited Thunder Bay distillery to the public, just as his first batch was ready. Nobody could predict his moves.
Another announcement came just as winter was setting in Thunder Bay: a wild contest, to win a guided tour of the grand opening of the distillery! Stewart Distilleries dropped four invitations randomly over town. Four lucky winners, and four guests, would get to taste the first whisky and see how it’s made.
In the middle of the night, the drones bearing one secret ticket each flew in separate directions over the darkened town, and dropped their treasures.
“You see this, buddy?” asked Deke to his best friend, Tee Bone. Together they sat in a quiet cafe, enjoying the cold morning. “That distillery is opening soon, and they dropped four tickets by drone over town for a special tour. Think we should try looking?”
Tee Bone glanced at his friends’ newspaper and saw the story he was referring too. His eyebrows raised in sudden interest.
“Really? That’s pretty cool, actually,” said Tee Bone in surprise. “I do love Scotch!…what are the odds of winning though?”
Deke scanned the newspaper for the info. “Just four tickets for the whole town. Each ticket holder gets to bring one guest.”‘
“Perfect!” exclaimed Tee Bone. “Let’s go for a ride.”
The two friends finished their coffees and stepped outside the cafe, where Deke’s motorcycle awaited. They donned their helmets and mounted the bike, Deke driving and Tee Bone on the back. Strapped to Tee Bone’s body was his favourite red electric guitar, safely in a leather travel case, which he was rarely if ever separated from. He had it with him today because he and Deke had planned to jam in Deke’s garage later on, but now they had other plans! With a mighty roar, the bike zoomed down the street towards the forest by the old current river.
The day was starting to warm, but the two men had no luck searching for the special tickets. They combed the forest, splitting up to cover more ground. They agreed to meet back at the start by noon, and sure enough as the midday approached, Tee Bone and Deke met up where they started.
“Nothing eh?” asked Tee Bone.
“Nothing,” answered Deke. “The newspaper said the tickets were bright red, so we know what we’re looking for at least.”
“Let’s not give up!” said Tee Bone. “I really wanna win this.”
Though they were not discouraged, they certainly didn’t know where to try next. Thunder Bay wasn’t terribly small.
“I got an idea,” said Deke.
The two men exited the hobby store with a brand new drone in hand.
“We’ll be able to see a red ticket sitting in white snow much more easily with this,” said Deke with confidence. Tee Bone nodded in agreement.
“Did it have to be on my credit card though?” asked Tee.
“Well, you’re the real Scotch maniac, so my answer would be yes,” said Deke smugly.
Tee Bone sighed. “Alright, well let’s get it in the air and see what we can see.”
Within the hour, Deke had surveilled the nearby neighborhood. He began to guide the drone back to him so they could move on and try another area. It was then that they spotted a flash of red caught by the drone’s camera eye.
“Wait! Wait! Go back!” shouted Tee Bone in excitement. “I saw something on that rooftop!”
“You’re right man!” said Deke as he steered the drone to a rooftop they were standing directly under. “It was up there the whole time! It’s the secret ticket!” At that exact moment, a giant black squirrel could be seen picking up the ticket in his mouth and running off with it.
“Oh, shit.” said Tee Bone.
The squirrel with the ticket jumped off the roof and darted over to a nearby tree. The two men ran to the base of the tree. The squirrel was several branches up, ticket firmly and brightly in his mouth.
“Can you climb?” asked Deke.
“At my age?” laughed Tee Bone. He looked around for anything to use as a projectile. There was nothing.
“I hate to do this, but I really want that ticket. Can you go grab my distortion pedal from your bike’s side compartment?” asked Tee Bone.
“What for?” questioned Deke. “You’re not going to try to throw it are you?”
“I’m going to try to throw it.”
“Jesus,” answered Deke as he ran back to the bike to get the distortion pedal.
Now Tee Bone had it in his right hand, and he was wound up ready to throw. He aimed with a steely eye. He could see the squirrel’s black glassy eye staring back at him, ticket still in mouth.
“Little rat bastard,” said Tee Bone as he launched the pedal at the squirrel.
He missed wildly, going way too high. However, as the pedal hit an upper branch, it startled the animal which dropped the ticket and fled. The pedal fell to the ground, broken but fulfilling its purpose.
“Yes!!!” said Tee Bone. “A worthwhile exchange! We’re going to the distillery buddy!” Tee Bone hugged his best friend who was surprised at the sacrifice of the pedal for the ticket. He scooped up the pedal’s remains and tossed it in his bike’s compartment.
“Well done, pal. I didn’t think it would work. Now let’s check out the details on the ticket. The newspaper was light on details,” said Deke as he read the ticket aloud.
“To the finder of this ticket: You are cordially invited by William W. Roderick Stewart III to the grand opening of Stewart Whisky Distilleries…” Deke stopped reading the ticket a moment. “Dude, the tour is today! We found this ticket just in time! It’s two hours from now!” He continued reading. “It’s on the outskirts of town. Let’s get on the bike and get there early.”
Tee Bone and Deke stood outside the distillery gates, guitar still strapped to Tee’s back. It was starting to darken, and the sky threatened rain. The two were not looking at the sky however, for before them stood what could only be called a castle. A palace build of stone, with turrets and parapets. It was huge, imposing, and strangely beautiful. The two men just admired the building silently.
A few strangers began to arrive in pairs. An elderly couple, a mother and daughter, and finally two men in sunglasses and crisp business suits arrived at the gates.
“Hey Deke,” said Tee Bone. “Imagine owning this place. Imagine the parties we could throw here.”
“No kidding eh? That Stewart guy must be loaded.”
“Oh he is!” answered Tee Bone. “He’s one of the top ten wealthiest men in the world. But this must have cost him plenty.”
“I’ll say,” said Deke.
The gate creaked open with a loud squeal. An old man and two attendants stood before them at the gate. It was none other than William W. Roderick Stewart III himself! A man with his money would be expected to be wearing the fanciest of designer suits, but no, he stood before them in little more than sneakers, jeans and a Led Zeppelin T-shirt, topped by a leather jacket.
“Welcome! Welcome to my home, you lucky lucky winners! Welcome to Stewart Whisky Distilleries, and my personal residence!”
“Wait a minute,” asked Deke. “You live here?”
The old man laughed and smiled. “Of course my boy! It’s fully furnished with guest rooms, kitchens, laundry, all the accoutrements!” He leaned in close and nudged Deke in the side. “I have to live here; do you know what this place cost?” Deke chuckled in response.
“Please, come in!” he welcomed all the guests. He spied Tee Bone’s guitar on his back and smiled. “I like this one!” he said pointing to Tee. The elderly couple went in first, followed by the mother and daughter, and Tee Bone and Deke. The old man held out his hand and stopped the two men in suits.
“Stop,” he said firmly. He got directly into the suits’ faces, and sneered. “These two are not welcome here. Get the hell out!”
“What’s the problem, old man?” snickered the first suit. “Getting too senile to remember that we had a ticket and are entitled to this tour?”
“You can stop with your condescension for one thing, son,” said the old man in response. “I know who you are. You were sent here by MegaScotch Corp. weren’t you? Trying to steal my secrets again aren’t you? I’m not so old that I don’t recognize you.” Stewart gestured to his two attendants. “Eject these men, please and thank you.” The two attendants gruffly and firmly escorted the suits out the front gate and locked it behind them.
“I apologize,” said Stewart to the guests. “You must understand, competition is fierce. What I am doing here is completely new, never attempted before! You’ll see. Please, join me. Through these doors, please.”
A massive pair of stainless steel doors stood before them. Stewart opened them with a wave of a hand, and they slid open with hardly a sound. “Come in!” he gestured.
Tee Bone and Deke gasped at the sight before them, a huge distillery, with massive shining vats full of whisky goodness. Pipes and tanks were closely monitored by numerous technicians in lab coats. They scurried around like mice, attending their various tasks, keeping watch over the many dials, consoles, gauges and monitors.
“This is where the magic happens!” said Stewart. “Technology is the future and our business must adapt! Here within these walls I have created innovative, radical, unprecedented formulas that will eventually take Scotch to new levels. Would you like a wee dram?” All the guests nodded eagerly. Stewart made a gesture, and soon an attendant was at his side with a cart, bearing seven glasses of whisky.
“This is my newest formula, going to market next week,” announced Stewart with pride. He and the six guests each hoisted a glass. “Slainte!” he cheered as they downed their shots.
“Wow!” gasped Tee Bone with surprise and a little bit of burning pain in his throat. “That’s some whisky! I can see why those guys were trying to get in here,” said Tee Bone. A nice buzz was setting in already. “This stuff is great. I’ll be buying a case next week for sure!”
“Perhaps you won’t need to buy it,” said the old man slyly, “but we’ll see.” Tee Bone gave the man a questioning stare.
“Excuse me, Mr. Stewart?” asked the mother in attendance. “But what’s that?” She pointed to another pair of stainless steel doors with the universal symbol for radiation painted in bright yellow upon them.
“What’s that?” answered the eccentric old man. “That is the future!”
“Is this dangerous?” asked the woman with more concern. “Are we being exposed to radiation right now?”
The old man hemmed and hawed but took his time answering. He shrugged. “No. Maybe a little.”
“A little? How much is a little?” she asked, becoming more and more serious.
“Those walls are lined with three feet of lead and seven more feet of reinforced concrete. Don’t worry about radiation. Look at me! I’m perfectly fine! And I live here!” A bead of sweat rolled down his nose.
The woman put down her glass. “You know what, this has been fun, lotsa luck, we’re gone. Come on, we’re leaving!” she said to her daughter. An attendant escorted them out.
“I think we’re done too,” said the elderly couple. “Thanks for the drink.” Another attendant showed them to the door.
The old billionaire harrumphed. “How about you two?” he asked Tee Bone and Deke. “You scared too?”
They looked back at each other and shrugged.
“Nah, we’re good, let’s finish the tour,” said Tee Bone.
“Fearless!” said the old man in approval. “Just the kind of man I’m looking for.”
“Ah. OK,” answered Tee Bone with a slightly worried tone. “What’s going on here? You’ve been acting weird towards me ever since I walked through those gates. You wanna explain?”
The old man paused a moment. “Come with me to my office. Let’s jam,” he invited.
“Jam?” asked Deke. “What do you mean jam?”
“Well, this Led Zeppelin shirt isn’t just for show you know. I used to be young like you. I was there at Olympic Studios, watching them record just after they changed their name from the New Yardbirds.” The old man paused, considering his next words very carefully. “In fact, it’s quite possible you were there too.”
“I was just an infant,” answered Tee Bone, “I appreciate that we both like good rock music. However I’d prefer some answers over a jam session.”
The old man motioned them to follow him. “You brought a guitar, you must want to jam. Come upstairs. You need to see what I have in my office. You’re going to love it. Trust me! Come with me, please. All your questions will be answered soon.”
The two friends shrugged and followed the old man up a staircase to a large second floor office.
“I refuse to take elevators,” said the old man. “Keeps me in shape! Please, come in!” He opened a door to a lavish office. The glass walls offered a perfect view of the distillery below. On the opposite wall was something else entirely. The two friends gasped! They had never seen anything like what stood before them now. Adorning the entire wall was an array of amplifiers. Tee Bone grinned sheepishly, took the guitar off his back and unzipped the case.
“Wow!” he said unable to find better words. “I had no idea you were this serious about music.” He admired the wall of amps. “All Marshalls. Highly modified though. I…I can’t quite identify all the electronics here. What have you done to the amps?”
“Be my guest, plug in, give it a try!” Stewart handed him a cord, which Tee Bone plugged in with a loud buzz. He was taken aback at the sheer power he now held in his hands. He hit a power chord and was nearly knocked flat off his feet. He loosened up with a Van Halen riff: “Runnin’ With the Devil”. He smiled as he enjoyed the rich tone blasting him back in his face. He attempted some two handed tapping. Then some clean picking. Everything he attempted sounded great!
“I don’t know what you’ve done here, but the tone is so warm, so clean, and so powerful!” he yelled over the sound of his guitar.
“That’s the nuclear power you’re hearing!” answered Stewart.
Tee Bone’s mouth dropped open. “Nuclear?” he asked. “This sucker’s powered by nuclear?”
“Yes, of course my boy! They’re 100% nuclear. What do you think I’m brewing here? The future! And the future is nuclear! Soon I’ll be presenting to the world the first whisky brewed by nuclear distillation! The excess power from the reactor powers my whole amplifier rig! It will change the way we record rock music. In 10 years there won’t be a guitarist in the world without a miniature nuclear-powered amp in his gear. Wait until you hear the sustain you can get with it!”
Tee Bone put down his guitar. “OK, this is getting really weird. I’m not sure how comfortable I am anymore.” Deke nodded in agreement. “The fact that you built a nuclear reactor in your home to brew whisky and power your amplifiers is beyond eccentric and borders on psychotic.”
The old man sighed. There was a long silence as he looked down at his desk. “It’s time I come clean,” said the old man, dropping his excitable persona and taking on a dark, serious tone. “I’m sorry I have misled you, Tee Bone,” he said grimly.
“I never told you my name,” said Tee Bone with concern.
“I know you haven’t. Neither has Deke. I’ve been watching you two a long time.” He took a deep breath, and sighed. “I planted that ticket on the roof,” he confessed. “The other three tickets were found legitimately by the other winners. I tracked you down, and planted your ticket where you could find it. Boys, I want you to take over this place.”
“What?” Deke and Tee Bone simultaneously shouted. “Us? Why us? We don’t know anything about distilling single malt whisky. We just know about drinking it,” said Tee Bone.
The old man grinned a huge grin. “This isn’t about the whisky. I can teach you that. What I can’t teach you is heart. And you boys have heart. I’ve watched you two for years. I’ve…even seen a glimpse of your futures. You are the right men for the job. I know it in my soul. Tee Bone and Deke, I want you to take my place.”
The two sat in the office, stunned. “I don’t know what to say,” answered Tee Bone.
“Just say yes!” smiled the old man.
As Deke was about to open his mouth with another question, an alarm sounded. Red lights began to flash all around the distillery. Attendants and technicians ran away from their stations.
“Oh no,” said the old man. “MegaScotch Corp. are back.”
An explosion rocked the distillery. Smoke. Rubble. Sirens. The sprinkler system sprung into action. Glass shattered. Tee Bone, Deke and Stewart were thrown from their second floor vantage point. The three landed in a vat of whisky, marked by the universal symbol for radiation. The three men floated in it, helplessly doomed to drown. Stunned by the explosion, they bobbed in the vat, while smoke streamed overhead. Stewart was bleeding from an impact to the head. Deke was stunned unconscious. Tee Bone was knocked out but still holding onto his guitar, which miraculously was still plugged into the nuclear amplifiers. A second explosion rocked the castle and a jolt of nuclear energy blew out the wall of amps above. Without warning, atomic nuclei flowed through the cable into Tee Bone’s guitar. Zapped awake, the man screamed in pain. But the pain was soon met and overpowered by another feeling: that of growing strength. The energy flowed into the guitar, through his fingers and into his blood. Like alchemy, the nuclear powered amps reacted with the whisky, amplifying its power beyond measure. This power flowed unchecked into Tee Bone’s heart, his liver, his lungs, his brain, his every organ. He became like a living dynamo. He began to float, not just in the whisky, but above, into the air!
“What…is…happening?” asked Tee Bone, but no one could answer. As electricity jolted from the guitar to his fingers, he saw that he was now hanging in mid air over the vat. Deke and Stewart didn’t have much time left.
By pure instinct and nothing more, Tee Bone floated down to his friend and the eccentric madman who had caused this in the first place. Lifting with all his might, he carried the two men and flew through a hole in ceiling, outside to safety. Deke blinked awake. Stewart lay wounded, bleeding.
“What the hell just happened?” asked Deke to Tee Bone. “Dude…you’re glowing. Like literally glowing.”
Tee Bone looked down at his hands and they were indeed glowing, as little bolts of electricity darted from one finger to another.
“I’m fine. Stay here. I gotta find the MegaCorp guys who did this! Take care of Stewart!”
Deke cradled the old man in his arms as Tee Bone launched himself in the air.
“I can flyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” he screamed as he soared. From up high he saw the two men in the suits running away from the scene of their sabotage. They weren’t going to get away with it. Not if Tee Bone had anything to say about it.
Tee Bone found that flying was as instinctive as walking. He climbed, and dove upon the two suits.
“Let’s try something,” said Tee Bone with guitar still in hand. He pulled a pick from his jeans pocket and lined his fingers up for a perfect power chord. He aimed his axe at the fleeing men, and strummed. A stream of Scotch-powered energy blasted from his guitar directly at his targets. The blast knocked one of them right off his feet. The other kept running.
“Not so fast!” commanded Tee Bone from the air. “You been Thunderstruck!” A second chord, even more powerful this time, created a crater where the second man once stood. He was thrown against a tree and knocked cold by the sheer power.
“Wow,” said Tee Bone. “Talk about a gear upgrade!” He turned and swiftly flew back to his friend and the old man.
Deke sat on the ground attending to the fallen Stewart.
“What the hell man?” asked Deke to his best friend. “You can…fly now?”
“Apparently,” answered Tee Bone, as he successfully attempted his first landing; a little stiff but not bad. “Can’t you fly?”
Deke lay Stewart down on the ground, stood up and stretched his arms skyward, and jumped. “Nope. I got zilch. How come you can fly and I can’t?”
“I honestly don’t know man, I was knocked out too! How’s the old man?”
Stewart was awake now, but seriously wounded. “I’m fine,” he answered. “Better than ever, right as rain!” He coughed up blood. “Well, that’s a lie…I’m dying boys. But I’m OK with that. I wanted you two to run my business for me. Yet I see something even more remarkable has happened. Just as I knew! My distillery is destroyed. The nuclear reactor…ruined. But the castle walls remain intact. Strong, they were designed to be impenetrable! I had many enemies. Too many spies and saboteurs and the like, after my secrets. Now you two will guard them. All my technology. All my advancements…I pass them on to you now, Tee Bone and Deke.”
The old man coughed up more blood.
“Easy Stewart,” said Deke in a calming voice. “Paramedics are on their way, just hang in there, don’t try to speak.”
“No!” sputtered the old madman. “No…this is too important, you must listen to me. The legal documents are all drafted, in your email and waiting for you to sign. I’m passing this castle…my palace, my home…and all it contains, onto you.” He turned to look at Deke. “I sense great potential in you Deke. Super potential. Find all my technology inside my vaults. My designs. Learn from them. Use them. Create mighty weapons to defend yourselves. Guide Tee Bone. He serves a higher purpose now.” He coughed, knowing his end was near, but determined to say what he needed to say. “Tee Bone, you have been granted great power, and you must use it wisely. I can see your heart. It is a heart of rock. You must defend rock and roll from the forces of evil. I know they are coming. They will sense your power, and they will seek you out too. You must not allow them to win. This isn’t about Scotch anymore, this is about you and your potential. You can do great things. You can save the world. Tee Bone…” The old man went into a coughing fit. “You can save rock and roll.” The two tried to comfort him, but the paramedics were still far and time was short.
The old man sat up one last time.
“Tee Bone…Deke…there are more things in Heaven and Earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. They will be coming. You…must…be prepared…for…the Devil…is in…the details.”
With a gasp, the old man passed into another world. Tee Bone and Deke cradled his body. Tee Bone shed a tear. He would never be the same again after this day.
Six months later.
Together, and with the help of all the remarkable technology they had discovered in Stewart’s archives, the castle had been restored. The old distillery was gone. The reactor dismantled. In its place, the two had designed a rock solid base of operations. Deke had converted the reactor room to a killer garage, for his bike and racks upon racks of storage, waiting for new gadgets for him to invent. He’d been studying the old man’s tech for half a year now, and had some pretty innovative ideas of his own.
In the living room of the castle, Deke had finished setting up the brand new stereo.
“It was awful nice of Paul from PS Audio to send us these FR-30 loudspeakers. You know how much they cost? $30 grand a pair, man. That’s US dollars. Not including the shipping.”
“Well, I did save him from a Sasquatch,” answered Tee Bone. “He did kinda owe us. I didn’t even know they had Sasquatches down there in Colorado. Are you ready to give them a trial run?” asked Tee Bone as he pushed a couch into position, across from Deke’s armchair.
“I think so,” said Deke. “I just need you to pick an album to listen to first!”
Tee Bone smiled and leafed through the record racks. “I know exactly the one. It just came from Amazon last week. I thought, considering recent events in our lives, I’d go with a super hero theme. Put on LP one, side two, track two, if you will!”
Deke looked at the sleeve and grinned. “Good pick man!” He removed the Iron Man 2 soundtrack LP from its sleeve and dropped the needle on track two. The scream of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson flooded the room with the best audio the two men had ever heard in their lives.
“I was caught, In the middle of a railroad track! Thunder!” sang Johnson and AC/DC. The FR-30 speakers filled the room with sound, as if the band was right there in the room with them. Just as Paul McGowan had promised, it was the best sound either man had ever heard.
“Holy shit!” mouthed Tee Bone to Deke silently.
“You been…Thunderstruck!” screamed Johnson as the two men rocked and rolled to the music. Tee Bone began to dance across the room. With a hoot, he kicked off his socks, which landed somewhere over by the LP rack.
“This is awesome!” said Deke. “I can’t believe this all happened because we fell into a vat of radioactive hooch!”
“But don’t forget, Deke,” cautioned Tee Bone, “With great rock, comes great responsibility.” Deke nodded in understanding.
“I was thinking of starting to wear a cape,” said Tee Bone. “Maybe come up with a superhero name. How does ‘Tee Bone Man’ sound?” he asked.
Deke gave it the thumbs down and made a farting noise with his mouth. “Lame!”
“Oh, like it’s worse than ‘Superdekes’? Just for that, I’m wearing a cape next time.” guffawed Tee Bone Man.
“Whatever!” said Superdekes. “Listen man, get the Scotch, we have to do something.” Tee Bone went over to the bar and grabbed the finest bottle of Scotch he owned. It was a bottle of 2018 Stewart brand Scotch. Tee Bone smiled in memory of the crazy old man who made all this possible, as he poured two wee drams. He handed Deke his glass.
Superdekes stood up straight. “This is for you, Stewart,” he said as he raised his glass. He looked around and then announced, “I hereby dub this castle ‘Deke’s Palace’!”
Tee Bone was about to drink, but then put his glass down. “Hey! I thought we agreed on ‘Tee Bone’s Pad & Scotch Emporium’?”
“Nope! Too late, I called it! Welcome to Deke’s Palace buddy!”
The two men smiled and hugged. At that exact moment, the record began skipping. “Thunder…thunder…thunder…” skipped Johnson.
Both heroes knew what that meant. Superdekes sprang into action. “Danger vibes coming through on the turntable!” said Dekes. “Time to rock! Let’s suit up.” He grabbed a black motorcycle helmet from the wall.
“Sasquatch sighting again?” said Tee Bone Man as he strapped a black Van Halen mask to his face, and put on a fresh pair of socks.
“Looks like it,” answered Deke, checking a scanner he kept strapped on his utility belt.
“Alright, let’s fly!” commanded Tee Bone Man. “Oh wait…you can’t,” he snickered in mischief.
“Yeah yeah,” said Deke. “Hah hah. I’ll be on my bike, meet me at these exact coordinates.” He showed Tee Bone the location on the screen.
“Let’s rock!” screamed Tee Bone Man as he launched himself through a window. Superdekes was not far behind on his motorcycle and with a backpack packed full of new gadgets. Both men knew that this was their lives now: saving people, stopping bad guys, saving rock and roll, and hopefully having a good time doing it.
For the Adventures of Tee Bone Man and Superdekes were only beginning!
THE ADVENTURES OF TEE BONE MAN: PHASE ONE
Chapter Zero: Tee Bone Man – Origins (by LeBrain)
Chapter One: A Friend in Need (by LeBrain)
Chapter Two: Hell Freezes Over (by Harrison Kopp)
Chapter Three: Hell Ain’t A Bad Place to Be (by LeBrain)
Chapter Four: Tee Bone Man and the Rink of…Doom? (by Aaron KMA)
Chapter Five: The Super Duper Vault (by John T. Snow)
Chapter Six: Tee Bone Man Goes to Camp (by LeBrain)
Chapter Seven: The Revenge of Common Knowledge (by LeBrain)
Chapter Eight: Tee Bone & Deke’s Time Travelling Adventure (by 80sMetalMan)
Chapter Nine: Castle Communications (by Harrison Kopp)
Chapter Ten: The Case of the Lost Iron Maiden Socks (by LeBrain)
Chapter Eleven: A Tee Bone Man Christmas (by all five of us)
Chapter Twelve: Lost In Space (by John T. Snow)
Chapter Thirteen: Clip Show (by LeBrain)
THE EXTENDED LEBRAINIVERSE
The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’: Edie vs. Tommy Lee in the Bouncy Castle of Doom! (By LeBrain)
The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’: Edie and the Quest for the Lost Lego (By LeBrain with Harrison Kopp)
The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’: Edie Van Heelin’s Canadian Vacation (By LeBrain)
The Adventures of Edie Van Heelin’: Edie Van Heelin’s Canadian Vacation Part 2 (By LeBrain) Coming Soon
The Writer’s Room: Chapter One
The Writer’s Room: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like a Tee Bone Man Christmas
Been eagerly awaiting this chapter for a while. I’m not disappointed. Good job Mr. LeBrain, and good job Harrison for some of his best images yet!
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I agree – I think the shot of the vat is among Harrison’s best builds to date.
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The bird’s-eye view of the vat or the cover shot?
But actually my favourite image here is the one where they get the ticket because I got to do this really cool snow-covered rocks effect on the background rock wall with some small Lego tiles.
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Jeez they are both so good. OK I changed my mind. I like the snow one best.
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That was awesome!! Great origins story and totally believable!! LOL!! And that damn, pesky squirrel!!!
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Not the same squirrel mind you! But definitely foreshadowing Tee Bone’s later issues with the species.
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Oh, I thought it might’ve been the same that came back to haunt him later. Either way, the squirrels have it out for Tee Bone!!
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They definitely do and this will all come to a head in our three-part phase finale.
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Excellent! This beginning is original but at the same time predictable. I would love to sample some of that scotch.
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I definitely copied the story from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so definitely intended to be predictable!
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OH! Also wanted to know if you noticed the time loop paradox here….
The best is we are out and about yet we still have Amazon deliveries coming!! Tbone’s dream would be to live in a Scotch producing distillery so this part of the story could actually be true. That way when the Habs are shitting the bed he can stay in one spot and drown his sorrows. Trust me as I have seen this played out in real time over the many decades I have known the guy. I will add he’s chilled out in the last few years over the Habs but 3 decades ago it was ugly…..
Good stuff man…amazing how long these stories are….
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Well the Amazon delivery was to the Palace!
I think I need to work the Habs into a future story. Good call Deke. Hah maybe you should write a Habs episode!
What a great story. Very entertaining. Good job by LeBrain and Harrison.
Great story and great visuals as well. So if a fall into a Nuclear vat of Single Malt Whisky while holding a Nuclear powered electric guitar I will have super powers? …. Challenge accepted. Lol. This story neatly ties up how things began. Nice job.