Era of MadnessThe grueling upheavals in the years 2009-2010 caused an uproar in the mind. This resulted artistically in psychedelic content. Many questions were discussed regarding the history of Hurdelhabadan and the worldview. There were long monologues, upheavals and new interpretations in the comics, which seemed chaotic and close to madness.
Rooted in the New Heyday, "The Tournament" began to get in the mood for the time to come. As a direct continuation of the previous Timefight with its excessive superlatives as a mirror of the living climax, the story now had to struggle with the reflection on more moderate conditions. The stories of the following comics were now in a discovery phase that experimented with new perspectives. Characters and world designs were raised and discarded, links to the past were sought in order to find support. The comics lost their color because the content was more important than the look at this stage. The content became jumping and abstract and reflected the disorder of thoughts.
The situation was more stable in the films. The learning curve was constant and the upheavals weren´t noticeable in terms of content. Therefore, the classification of the epochs mainly refers to the comics.
The confusion quickly subsided and the comics had structure and color again. They benefited from the new thoughts, had a very dense and refreshing narrative style and many original ideas. A feeling arose that was different from the cozy hustle and bustle of the Heyday. It feels wide and free, but also unfamiliar and isolated.
¹ main plot (Comics that advance the story of Hurdelhabadan or the House of Schuschinus)
² side plot (Comics whose actions have little impact on the fate of the Schuschiverse)
³ good old showing comic (Comics that are primarily there to sensually exploit a certain situation without advancing the plot considerably)
On an alternate timeline, Appinelli has run off with Nell and stops at the inn. He meets some people and returns to the inn, where Schuschinus now also resides after the castle was destroyed on this timeline. The inn is enlarged and fighters are recruited for an upcoming tournament. At the tournament, the Msäcke receive help from Rien, a warrior from the future of the Ykmi Ycer program. They win the first round against the Isomery Palisades. In the second round they fight against Kilohydrophilia. No. 271, hit by a time attack, goes through all its forms backwards and becomes an egg again. This is the official end of the 271 era. Schuschinus breaks off the tournament out of listlessness and they fly back to Hurdelhabadan.
There, the Posete-Water has now been drained and the endless swamps are emerging. Banania is being rebuilt on a large tower. The tower becomes the legendary Timefight bridge, only that it does not span between two planets, but between one and the same. From here the Invasion of the Puke Ball will be carried out and the earth will be converted to Hudelhabadan (this is in line with the theory that all Planets are reflections of Hurdelhabadan).
The tournament continues. The remaining team members compete against Cvoisspulaaly, while Schuschinus fights against Rien. Achim Klüpp, who is narrating the tournament, is growing his epic hairstyle. A great TV broadcaster needs a parting and sideburns! In the final fight they compete against a cheating team of the organizers and are decimated until only Schuschinus is left. The organizers turn out to be the Neutral Federation of Galaxies. They want the tournament to end in a draw and they flush Schuschinus into a black hole under the arena. But Schuschinus beats up the black hole and wins the tournament through the fighting technique "ignorance of reality".
|Several experiments on the development of Hurdelhabadan were not taken up in the future.
Inspiration: ZOTT from Gunnm Last Order; Krishna sect book; Slipknot masks;
|Post Timefight I¹||2009||34||
Baller stirs up the Merchant´s Meeting. Schuschinus gives a speech about the past and future Timefight and the value of fun. Juliak is revived by the Plagi as host for the Antischuschinus. In the Radiator Period, an alternative timeline in which Schuschinus is absent and the world sinks into rubbish and rain, Iri and Loi announce Schuschinus' return and he is indeed returning, because he had preponed temporally outsourced s self-sacrifice planned for the future. The Cloud Armchair and the Panzercloud are introduced and some frlandian nuisances are removed on sightseeing flights.
|This comic has even more mixed up themes and experiments. It was completed two days before the graduation ceremony.|
|Plagi vs Isomery Palisades²||2009||13||
By taking part in the tournament, the Isomiery Palisades gain popularity, while the Plagi suffered great losses. In a television interview, the moderator provokes a declaration of war. Meanwhile, Schuschinus is fighting the unjust F education system and an arrogant wine connoisseur. Lotrecht von Effingen briefly takes the lead in the F-Empire and is quickly struck down.
|The loss of the familiar surroundings of the old school and the fear of university shaped this fever dream of a comic.|
|no title (Timefight retrospect)¹||2010||48||Grandpa Banane tells the 3 children a blood-soaked Timefight story. It is about a group on Selebaya who set off from their village to the combat area. But in the chaos, they do not arrive. The camp is overrun and they are regrouping in the forest with high losses. The group is gradually being decimated and dispersed. A spaceship evacuates all survivors. They are treated on board and have fun until they go to the next operating site on Nanetoya. The spaceship is captured by Frms, and the bloodbath on the ground is not long in coming. They meet Harald Hurgald and join his army. They fight in the forest, the wounded are transported away. Some people flee from the ship and crash with their shuttle. But the battle is over at the bottom. A horde of Frms wants to pillage and eat the dead, but they are killed by the heroes. They return to the ship, where everyone is dead, too, and embark with the Snek in the middle of the final battle of the Zeitkampf comic 2008, where they perish within a very short time.||In terms of content, this carnage porn is insignificant, but introduces many new characters.|
|no title (Ferrying over)¹||2010||48||
Schuschinus orders Iri and Loi to run randomly through the forest. Then he goes to a briefing. The Plagi have won the war against the Isomery Palisades, but the Frms have infiltrated the entire Plagi Empire and overthrown the clerical leadership. They have taken over the troops and are now invading the Schuschiverse. Srie Isomerie wants to form an alliance with Schuschinus. He agrees, but refuses his gift, a submissive and annoying slave named Sahnig Gosrahmig. Schuschiunus sends No. 83 to spy on the Frms, knowing well that he is not trustworthy.
Meanwhile, Juliak plays the tyrant at the Plagi. Sahnig finds what he's looking for with the Frms: total submission. He puts himself in their service. Juliak banishes a servant who questions the law. During his escape, this servant meets Iri and Loi who are wandering around in the forest. Immediately they are surrounded by Frms who are chasing the servant. Iri and Loi surrender for pretense. They are put in an education camp, where they don't wait long to paint the town red. They are targeted by snipers, but Sahnig saves them, only to betray them again immediately. Injured and unconscious, they are taken away. Schuschinus observes this through his magical viewing device and instructs Appinelli to fetch Sahnig. When Iri and Loi wake up, they are in the care of No. 83 and his followers. As a former Plope, he managed to get some plagi on his side and to organize a resistance. Appinelli is already there and they decide to dare to revolt.
Sahnig is now standing in front of the F-court because he acted on his own initiative. Appinelli storms the courtroom, slaughters the staff and kidnaps Sahnig. The whole F-Base is blown up and they go home. Schuschinus interrogates Sahnig and then releases him. Completely overwhelmed by freedom, Sahnig steals an instrument of torture from the display case in order to punish himself. Inspired by the pain, he seeks Loi, who kills him in a duel.
|Sahnig is based on an annoying fellow student from the short-term biology study.|
At the end, Schuschinus had settled in relatively well in school, when the threatening end approached again, to tear him out of his familiar surroundings and to throw him into a dark, uncertain future. The deadly question about the profession, which he knew he would never be able to answer because he only felt called to artistic escapism, began to draw closer circles. In this atmosphere the Era of Madness began to approach. In this emergency, Schuschinus decided to study biology. Not that he was ever particularly close to nature, but the subject had been interesting in school as it provided deeper insights into the mystery of being and inspiration for scifi stories about aliens, bioweapons, and super warriors.
The tear out was tough, leaving a feeling of emptiness and greater fear of the future than any change before. The university proved in advance the inhumanity of its bureaucratic apparatus with incomprehensible and contradicting information about when and where to start there. The introductory event exposed other barbaric practices. So exams were scheduled on weekends and during the holidays, an unspeakable defilement of sacred leisure! The learning content consisted to an unacceptable extent of boring and cumbersome calculations. The sensitive, introverted personality of Schuschinus found no connection in the anonymity of the huge university, where you are only a matriculation number and are left completely alone with everything. The fellow students were also incompatible. One was pushy and annoying. He was constantly asking intrusive questions, scrounging materials and showing a complete lack of understanding for art and an inward-looking way of life. This was a strange, cold world from which Schuschinus quickly decided to leave. For the first time he let things slide, skipped classes and strolled through the big city.
Confronted with the unreflected expectations of his less empathic fellows due to good school grades, Schuschinus had to find a new place to sacrifice his precious lifetime. By chance he came across a tiny private school for graphic design in his hometown. This cost exorbitant prices and Schuschinus knew that putting his talent in the service of shabby commerce would never satisfy him, but it offered another 3.5 years refuge from the vicious world of work and was also more familiar and accessible on foot. With its beginning, the Era of Madness ended.
Schuschinus' room was renovated, which was also stressful. The good old loft bed that had shaped the cityscape of Banania for so long, with which we had had so many adventures, was put as bulk trash and looted. A new shelf was put up, which became an eye-catcher, but the plush animal battles came to a standstill and Banania didn't feel as lively anymore.
While the New Heyday was still characterized by a relatively high level of self-confidence, the many new impressions that had accumulated, coupled with the current uncertainty, now led to more self-reflection. The own feelings and motives were now questioned more critically. Although Schuschinus was still firmly convinced that the world was corrupted, he was also shaped by this world, his personality contradicting itself. The more differentiated view benefited the depth of the content of the art. Characters became more ambivalent. In the beef book the texts became more extravagant, indulging in sermons and creative ranting.