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Big Rapids, Michigan is a multiversal constant throughout much of the Dozerfleet Megaverse, featuring as a prominent location in many narrative universes. The main attraction is Ferris State University, although other interesting locations do exist in the greater area. The rules regarding its existence in and relevance to the Megaverse are documented below.

Quote

"Pre-2018, every Big Rapids is exactly the same!"
MODM

Megaverse constant rules

See also: Dozerfleet Megaverse, List of notable institutions in the Dozerfleet Megaverse

The Rule of 2018

According to MODM in the crossover fanfic Volkonir Meets the Power Rangers, the 2006-2011 status of McNerney Hall is likely more so than anywhere else in any other timeline to be almost exactly the same. The entire campus of Ferris has the least deviation from default template of any university in any part of the Megaverse.

MODM even goes so far as to state that: "Pre-2018, every Big Rapids is almost exactly the same as every other Big Rapids. Every brick, every shop, every shop owner...all the same!" MODM's new friends are baffled by the leaps of logic required to comprehend how this can be so. Vinny Mason even verifies MODM's claim by pointing out that the same downtown barber shop personnel that were mean to him in his native universe in 2008, are still insufferable jerks toward him even on Earth-PRCU-2 - in 2017!

The Rangers are equally confounded to learn that even though their Angel Grove and the PRTVU Rangers' Angel Grove are very different, and Vinny's world doesn't even have an Angel Grove, that Big Rapids is still the same town in all these universes. When the Possumbility-possessed Kimberly starts engaging in random acts of mischief to avenge the way the barber shop personnel are mean to Volkonir without reason, he doesn't even bother to stop her. He is instead puzzled at how they can be complete losers to such an identical degree in every single world and incarnation.

The reason MODM states: "almost exactly" rather than "exactly" is because the different versions of different occupants of Big Rapids still recognize their doppelgangers as separate entities. Therefore, they are not Multiversal Singularities.

God Himself, the Devil, Levío, Cherinob, and Maurice are all acknowledged as singularities in the Dozerfleet Megaverse. One step down from a Singularity is a Constant: a thing which is guaranteed to have a version of itself exist in every known major universe of a multiversal set.

Affadidah is Gerosha's X factor

Few things have been established as true Multiversal Constants in Dozerfleet lore. However, the town of Big Rapids pre-2018 in the Gerosha universes is said to be a Constant - along with Ferris. After 2018, Halal Affadidah and his goons begin ravaging America. The school is converted to a military base, and Hadley Mint's old dorm room becomes part of the storage silo for Affadidah's 1-gigaton nuclear bomb. Outside of Gerosha continuity, Ferris State remains pretty much the same in all other universes, for all intents and purposes of storytelling.

Ferris students vary, buildings are always the same

In spite the campus of Ferris State being near-identical in all versions of continuity regarding its inanimate contents, classes and renovations; it does not have a 100% identical student body in all universes. Eccentriaverse Ferris State in 2008 had Cassie Helm attending in the spring semester, when she met Toy Volkonir in an alleyway between the Carmike Big Rapids Cinema building and the All About Health Market and Wellness Center. She would later resume her studies in the fall of 2008.

Being in the Eccentriaverse rather than any iteration of Gerosha universe meant that fall 2008 Cassie Helm never once encountered Hadley Mint - who also attended in the fall of 2008 in her universe. Hadley often wondered what it would be like to find some random interesting object in that same alleyway. But since she wasn't Cassie, an encounter with a Volkonir analog never happened.

Gerosha writes around trademarks

A slight alteration unique to the Gerosha timelines was that Ice Mountain's Stanwood bottling plant was the Sleet Mountain plant in Earth-G7 and Earth-G7.2.1. This change not only allowed for Clyde Spendelworth to seize control over it from Bob Lusital in a Claudius-from-Hamlet-like fashion; but it also allowed the Classic Gerosha version of Blood Over Water to be made cable-and-YouTube-ready without fear of the Earth-∅ production crew being sued for defamation by their world's Ice Mountain. This censored name of "Sleet Mountain" is exclusive to Gerosha timelines, however, and Ice Mountain is still Ice Mountain in every other continuity - where it bears no plot relevance. Likewise, all references to Starbucks are replaced with "Scarface Beverages."

No Percolation Wave Big Rapids Autonomy

Ironically, the Percolation Wave has never of its own volition sent any prisoners to or from any version of Big Rapids in any universe, in spite Big Rapids and prisons being twin attractions for it. Also, the only Dozerfleet hero or heroine to date that has been depicted as being arrested in their native Big Rapids is Hadley Mint. This, in spite the main cast of Blood Over Water being depicted as doing far more illegal things.

The Wave can be forced to percolate someone with external manipulation, such as intervention from MODM or a Percolation Wand from the Jens - or one of Hanom's PercoDomes.

Megaverse works appearing in

The following is a list of fictional universe works with Big Rapids as a setting, listed alongside their inception year.

The Gerosha Chronicles

See also: Timeline of events in Cataclysmic Gerosha, The Gerosha Chronicles, Cataclysmic Gerosha, Gerosha multiverse

The Gerosha Chronicles at Ferris
Classic Gerosha Cataclysmic Gerosha

Eccentriaverse

See also: Eccentriaverse

Volkonir at Ferris

Others

Terraverse works

These works exist outside of Abrujanian continuity, outside the Gigaverse's boundaries even, and have no ties to the Dozerfleet founder's vision - but have warranted mention on this site anyway.

Real-life works appearing in or relevant to

Whether by the Dozerfleet founder or by past or present associates, the following works are known to have been first proposed or else successfully created in the Big Rapids of our Earth:

2006

Title Project type In conjunction with Notes
Defining "Jump the Shark" Class paper English 250 class
DNA Homology: When 1% Discrepancy is Way Too Much Class paper English 250 class
The Stoplight System is Dead Class paper English 250 class
The Rock Café vs. Center Ice Class paper English 250 class
The Great Broken Glass Laundry Caper Class paper English 250 class
Introducing: The Movlune Lava Clock Class paper Marketing 121 class
Snakes on a Marketing Strategy Class paper Marketing 121 class
Facebook vs. MySpace PowerPoint slideshow COMM 121 class
Man and Dinosaur PowerPoint slideshow COMM 121 class
Santa: A Feasibility Study PowerPoint slideshow COMM 121 class Group project - in theory
Jawknee Novel The Gerosha Chronicles (Despair Gerosha) Canceled
Flying Flamingo Casino Coverage Photography session of a live event
Phantasmic Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Morbid! The Horrendous Hobo!!!
Doughboy Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Morbid! The Horrendous Hobo!!!
Ridiculous Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Morbid! The Horrendous Hobo!!!
Lower!!! Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Morbid! The Horrendous Hobo!!!
They'll Claw You Open Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Morbid! The Horrendous Hobo!!!
The Hundred-Acre Woodland Massacre Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Morbid! The Horrendous Hobo!!!

2007

Title Project type In conjunction with Notes
This Feels Obscene, It's an Earthquake Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Let the Elements Shine Down Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Cadmium Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
The Bison's Apocalypse Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Serial Bomber Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Serial Bomber, Part 2 Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Salem (Story of a Trial) Parody song Every Ape and His Brother For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Slaughterized Parody song Every Ape and His Brother<> For the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante
Interview with Polly Video The Trapezoid Kids, Computer Systems for Video class
Ciem DSHW Machinomic The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha)
Music For and Inspirational to Ciem Digital playlist The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha)
Apple Pecan Lodge ad Audio commercial Audio Production class
"All Your Shapes Are Belong to Us" Sound clip The Trapezoid Kids, Audio Production class The Mindoches perform their own version of the Zero Wing intro
Farewell Graduate: A Day at the Open House Video Video I class Documentary shot at the Grand Ledge House
"Somewhere I Belong" Music video The Mutt Mackley Show, Video I class Mutt Mackley and Gambino Penguin perform their own rendition of "Somewhere I Belong" by Linkin Park.
Snakes on a Plane: The Animated Series Tie in animated series pitch New Line's Snakes on a Plane New Line never pursued it
Boethius Strikes Back Class paper Philosophy 216 class
A Review of Hollow Man 2 Class paper Philosophy 216 class
St. Patrick's Day Event Review Class paper Philosophy 216 class
Just for Fun: Marriage Theory According to CATS Class paper Marriage Theory Sociology class
Reflections on Tom Ruegger Class paper Video Compositing class
Dwell-A-Thon: A Look at The Blue Face Film Strips Video The Trapezoid Kids, Compositing class
Roffdubbing and Memetic Mutation PowerPoint slideshow Video Communications class
PSA-A-Thon PowerPoint slideshow The Trapezoid Kids, Computer Systems for Video class
YouTube: The Double-Edged Sword Class paper Computer Systems for Video class

2008

Note: While Volkonir storyboards were created, the actual film was canceled before video production. A prequel was slapped together quickly: Volkonir Journals: Attempt #43. However, this was shot in Delta Twp. near Grand Ledge, not in Big Rapids.

Title Project type In conjunction with Notes
Rintel Family House Tour Video The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha), Steaming Media class Shot to promote The Meshalutian Trilogy, primarily 90 Has No Secant.
So Which Is It?: Is The Dark Knight Pro or Anti-Iraq War? Paper Optional analysis paper
Slovak Girls: Keepin' Summer HOT!!! Video Luka Underground Commissioned project
When Bikes Argue Video
When Bikes Argue 2 Video
What If: Wizard of Oz Rangers Idea Video
Task Delegator Chart system Steaming Media class Made on a dare to see if it were possible to reverse-engineer a better task delegation system - from a Simon.
Three Takes on a Dream Class paper Psychology 150 class
Who's Who at FSU?: "Service Workers" Video Ferris Access Channel An episode of Who's Who at FSU?
The Ferris State Criminal Justice Program Video Ferris Access Channel An episode of Beyond the Campus
Trailer for Volkonir Video
A film review of Ghost Rider Class paper Literature class
Concerning the Fitzgeralds Class paper Literature class
3-13 Short film Film production class, The Mutt Mackley Show Highly modified
Penguin on Drugs Short film Film production class, The Mutt Mackley Show Canceled
DSHW and the Modern Storyteller Class paper TV Writing class
What Condoms Don't Protect You From TV commercial script TV Writing class
Once I'm Gone Song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante.
Livin' It Like al-Queada Parody song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante.
Miss A. Defendant Parody song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante.
Die Die Die!!! Parody song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante.
Jerry the Psycho Reindeer Parody song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album The Chicken of the Opera.
Salt the Raging Hamster Parody song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album The Chicken of the Opera.

2009

Note: While Ties That Confide: Reception Wishes was edited and uploaded to YouTube back in 2009 at Ferris, it was inceived in Delta Twp. and shot in a small suburb of Kalamazoo. A Witness from Dirbine and Pursuit of the Facts were both made in Delta Twp., even though they're tie-ins to Ciem 2.

Title Project type In conjunction with Notes
Ciem 2 DSHW Machinomic The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha) Canceled
Ciem 3 DSHW Machinomic The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha) Canceled
Kozerlen TV miniseries The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha), TV Practicum class, Ferris Access Channel Canceled
Blood Over Water TV miniseries The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha), TV Practicum class, Ferris Access Channel Later condensed into a single short film on YouTube.
Music For and Inspirational to Ciem 2 Digital playlist The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha
Music For and Inspirational to Ciem 3 Digital playlist The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha
Mackley's Wardrobe TV miniseries Mutt Mackley Expanded Universe, TV Practicum class, Ferris Access Channel Canceled
Wilson's Pig Market Ad Ad script Dromedeverse, Broadcast Writing class
Izzy's Intimates Ad Ad script Dromedeverse, Broadcast Writing class
Diablo Juan's Puerco Ad Ad script Dromedeverse, Broadcast Writing class
Roadkill Motor Mall Ad Ad script Dromedeverse, Broadcast Writing class
Viron Counselors Network Ad PowerPoint slideshow and ad script The Gerosha Chronicles (Classic Gerosha), Broadcast Writing class Tie-in to Ciem 2.
Cheap Charlie's Checkout Ad Broadcast Writing class Dromedeverse, Broadcast Writing class
Ideas for Inherit the Wind Class paper and diagrams Technical Theater class Notes on how to reinvigorate the play.
Extirpon Story The Gerosha Chronicles
Navyrope Story The Gerosha Chronicles Inspired by V for Vendetta and The Meaning of "Choice".
The Eel Thing Parody song Every Ape and His Brother, Eccentriaverse Song is a reference to The Bison Aquafied: Rise of the Eel Thing, set to the tune of "The Real Thing" by Bo Bice.
On the Ethics of Creating Werewolves Parody song Every Ape and His Brother Made for the album The Chicken of the Opera. Set to the tune of "Face Down" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Pine Springs Short film The Dozerfleet founder himself was not actually involved in this production, only in logging it.

2010

Note: Works produced in Delta Twp. and Farmington, even if tied to Big Rapids, don't count for this list. All SWOCC Studios projects are considered their own separate portfolio, even if they tie in with Ferris work.

Title Project type In conjunction with Notes
Ciem: Vigilante Centipede Novel The Gerosha Chronicles (Comprehensive Gerosha) Canceled
Proposal: DSHW for Dummies Class paper TDMP Senior Sequence
Mancino's Pizza and Grinders of Big Rapids ad TV commercial / video Advanced Producing and Directing class at Ferris, Mancino's of Big Rapids Was later referenced in Volkonir Meets the Power Rangers.
Gilberts' Carpets Plus commercial 2010 TV commercial / video Advanced Producing and Directing class at Ferris, Gilberts' Carpets Plus
Innovative Grafix commercial 2010 TV commercial / video Advanced Producing and Directing class at Ferris, Innovative Grafix
Fox 32 Promotional ad 2010 TV commercial / video Advanced Producing and Directing class at Ferris, Fox 32 Cadillac
Wedgwood Christian Services Promotional Documentary video Information Systems class, Wedgwood Christian Services
Ferris Dental Demonstration Documentary video Information Systems class, Ferris State School of Dentistry In spite effort put in, the dentistry school decided to keep raw footage rather than the finished product.
Ferris State Live TV series Advanced Producing and Directing class at Ferris, Ferris Access Channel
Ferris in Focus TV series Advanced Producing and Directing class at Ferris, Ferris Access Channel

  FerrisGoldFlame Ferris State Live  

  Fall 2009 episodes  

  1. "The Outreach Bird is the Construction Word"
  2. "Fritz and the Footballs"
  3. "Hate Walls and Ballparks"
  4. "It's Just Lust, Jim"
  5. "Poor Homecoming"
  6. "Beating a Mildly Diverse Horse"
  7. "Hilly Wall of Famous Bulldog Kids"
  8. "Hillsdale Swallows a Pillbug"
  9. "Veterans, Loans, and Volleyball, Oh My!"
  10. "Mr. Mayor, the Pow Wow Has Breast Cancer"
  11. "Missionaries Should Counsel Hockey"
  12. "Socially Recycle This Turkey"
  13. "The Grinch Prefers MLK Day"

  Spring 2010 episodes  

14. "Diverse Sports and the Blasted Radio"
15. "Cautiously Optimistic Crow Hockey"
16. "Screened Festivities"
17. "Intelligence Optional"
18. "Woodycow Go"
19. "Torchy Seuss Killed the Gallery Star"
20. "Basket Campus Enforcement"
21. "Apart-Eyed Monologues"
22. "Keep Your Carbon Off My Footprint"
23. "Multicultural Honors Up the Gazoo"
24. "Golf Nutwork"
25. "Cloudy With a Chance of Diversity Dogma"
26. "Deadly Lakes and Softball Demons"
27. "125 Obsessions"

  Related shows  

Ferris in FocusWho's Who at FSU?Beyond the CampusSeminar video reelsFerris Dental promotional

  FerrisGoldFlame Ferris in Focus  

  Spring 2010 episodes  

  1. "Sleepy Theatrical Wings"
  2. "Can't Stress Mechanics Enough"
  3. "Diet Wolf and the Architects"
  4. "Pretty Dispatch, Let Me Light Your Chemicals"
  5. "Cancer Prancer, Liquor Prints Quicker"
  6. "Undeclared: The Last Werewolf Bender"
  7. "Drank the Pantry Way Too Zune"
  8. "Fox in a Plastic Decade"
  9. "Take Back the Fudge-Men"
  10. "Cross Your Eyes and Dot Your Liars"

  Related shows  

Ferris State LiveWho's Who at FSU?Beyond the CampusSeminar video reelsFerris Dental promotional


Notable past residents

The following lived in Big Rapids at one point in time. This list of residents is divided by timeline.

Earth-Ø

FerrisGoldFlame Ferris State Alumni

Fall 2009

Spring 2010

Fall 2010 or later

Pine Springs Earth

Main article: Pine Springs

Pine Springs
  • Michael Kelly
  • Trish
  • Terry Phillups
  • Will
  • Hector
  • Clarence Biggums
  • Isabella Gupta

Earth-G5 and G6

Main article: Classic Gerosha, Comprehensive Gerosha

Classic and Comprehensive Gerosha

Earth-G7 aligned continuity family

Main article: Cataclysmic Gerosha, Gerosha Gaming Universe, Gerosha Crossover Gaming Universe

Cataclysmic, Gaming, and Crossover Gerosha

Earth-VLK-1

Main article: Eccentriaverse

Eccentriaverse

Earth-QBG-1

Main article: Q-Basic Gorillas (webcomic)

Q-Basic Gorillas

Notable visitors

Note: In G7 proper, only Candi for certain survives through all missions. In G7.2, a number of other soldiers may or may not also survive. Nakawe's intel allows the team to know about what's happening during the events in "Mushroom Rapids," even if in gameplay, she doesn't survive to this level. Only Candi absolutely has to survive till the end of every mission. Everyone else is treated by Centipede + 49 as expendable. In G7, Nakawe is alive for the mission. This can be altered in gameplay. However, all of these soldiers may or may not have been to Big Rapids.

Gerosha universe natives that may have visited Big Rapids
  • Candi McArthur
  • Nakawé Gonzales
  • Rueben Smith
  • Barry Limen
  • Lionel Roberts
  • Reily Lartat
  • Laura Demshire
  • Rick Montel
  • Miles Threnody
  • Ricardo Montague
  • Mike Kastner
  • Linton Stinson
  • Roy Abbot
  • Jay Merrick
  • Valentino Stuart
  • Aiden Spark
  • Hector Zimmerman
  • Quentin Klohd
  • Arthur Chince
  • Gunther Rominil
  • Leeroy Dunst
  • Stephen Jenkins
  • Kenny Quick
  • Hans Ohph
  • Marty Brock
  • Zach Delphine
  • Rudy Hormin
  • Merril Benson
  • Simon Krysa
  • Alex Jar
  • Pete Kramer
  • Dom Henry
  • Matt Dabbney
  • Chris Bradley
  • Knut Abel
  • Thuy Werk
  • James Straught
  • Neville Land
  • Roland Ado
  • Ray Granule
  • Emanuel Shift
  • Kirsten Maguire
  • Ray Tinsponale
  • Heath Barr
  • Piers Napelle
  • Boris Witfax
  • Gabe Ittall
  • Kyle Boar
  • Will Runawe
  • Ben Firman

Notable locations

Due to the sheer number of notable locations, this list has been split into two articles:

FerrisGoldFlame Big Rapids notable locations
CenterIce3
BRFurniture
On the Ferris campus In town

See also