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Random Doom - What's Next?

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 3:17 AM
Hey my deerlings! Like I promised, I'm going to write a new journal about Random Doom and what are my plans for it.

Well... First I feel and I want to explain WHY RD has been well... dead for some time now. Well, I am not gonna sugarcoat it. I was honestly growing tired of it. I wasn't happy with it and it made me not want to continue it. And then people bugging me to continue it made me want to continue it even less! To make it short, I was not happy how the story and characters were at the moment and some impatient readers caused me to lose the interest and love for the series I used to have.

BUT! I am not stopping. I love these characters and there are still way more great and supportive readers than inpatient and demanding ones. But... For me to continue the series... I really have to clean the table and pretty much give RD a complete makeover. A new start.  

I have grown so much as an artist and a story teller over these years and I feel that I need to fix all the things I am not happy about the series in order to continue it.

What does this mean?

Well, first of all, ALL characters will have a their history remade. One thing I was not happy about the original series was that I followed my in game too much. Due to this, almost all RD characters were born under Jenna's care. I've started to find this incredibly boring and decided to spice things up. Now, many of the RD characters have been caught from wild or ended up in Jenna's care from different sources. So, all the old bios are no longer canon. I encourage you to wait until I release the new ones before making any wild assumptions of my upcoming pictures. (like those I have put up just recently, hint hint).

This helps me to fix one major thing I was also not happy with. The timeline. RD timeline has always been cryptic and messy and I feel it is time to plan things out properly. It always bothered me how Matthew and Elizabeth were suppose to be older characters but judging how long Jenna had lived in Sinnoh and they were supposed to be born under her care there... Eeh,.. It didn't work. So, I'll be making a proper timeline, at least for myself. I'll see if I'll publish it officially.

And of course, visual changes. I already mentioned that at least Matthew is getting one and as I've been  sketching my characters, I can tell there is more to come. For example, Sibelius will be more chubbier. It's not fair that Ross is the only "fat" one of the team. :XD:

There is one big change I want to let you guys know since it is... Well, very big. And that is Jenna... She will have the biggest change of all characters. I am going to change her name and appearance. Why? First, I am tired of having so many "Jenna" named characters. XD And I am tired of people mistaking her for me. YES! She was pretty much trainer version of myself at first and that was fine and dandy back then when RD was just a joke comic because the comic was about my own experiments and thoughts about the game. But when RD became an actual series with an actual plot, I didn't like it anymore. It felt unprofessional. So, Jenna will have a complete make over.

Oh, I bet you are curious... Her name will be Elisa from now on.

This also means that all the old chapters will be... Well, at least visually no  longer canon. I... might someday redraw all the first three chapters but I am not gonna start over. The comic will continue where we left on once all this is done. I am not gonna make you guys wait again even more to see how DD continues. XD

So, what happens next..? I'll start planning the new bios, but on my own time! I still have school and job to take care of and I will not be forgetting group activities either. I hope you can respect my decision on what I choose to draw on my free time and those who do, I thank you for all your support. I hope I'll be able to post some results about this BIG RD make over and give you guys some teasers. ;)

And to answer a possible question from fans... Yes, feel free to keep calling Elisa Jenna or following the old bios in your current fan works. I can't expect you to just stop and wait (god knows how long) until the new bios are up to continue your works if you don't want to. :XD:

I hope I didn't forget anything... Anyway, thank you if you read all of this and hope you guys are excited about these upcoming changes. (and if you aren't... Well, tough.)

I'll get back to my drawing board. :D

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Random VG music
  • Watching: Marriland's Emerald Nuzlocke
  • Playing: Black2
  • Eating: Salad and potatoes
  • Drinking: water
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bubblized Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
But i liked your character being named after you😥
Wakerra Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, well...this completely scraps all the ideas and theories I had forming in my head based on your most current submissions...
Shadow-Pikachu6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was at first saddened by this... this series is what made me come to dA in the first place, but it's good that you want to evolve your characters now :D I've seen so many webcomics on the net just stop, or die, or the writer quits, but I'm glad your trying something new with your series :D. Just have fun with it though :D Don't do it just for the fans (though we do looove the series), but do it for yourself as well :'D

I do have one small request though... instead of deleting/removing the old bios... would it be possible to just put them in scraps instead?? (I'm one who likes to compare the old and the new histories. I think it'll be interesting to see where this takes the characters)
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, I won't be deleting the old ones. I'll be moving them to scraps most likely.
starjet64 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I must say... I like this line of thought you are going with! I will be looking forward to this!
tails208 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
hmmmm jenna to elisa hmm.......... i like it but i guess i have to edit my story again because you change her name and put more info about her oh well better get started

and ross is not fat he is well how can i say it without being mean um well crap i got nothing but he is not fat he just like other ratchu you know but he is little fat unlike other ratchus hey am a big ross and saria fan so dont juge me lol jk
Iris-bw2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, hes not fat XD, hes raichu-y
Blueglory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
A big change. Here's to seeing it through!
Neo-Zander Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do what you love, love what you do. It's all the advice I can give but encourage you on your way, I've always enjoyed taking a look at your comics and drawings, so bright and colorful usually. Hope all goes well for you.
pokediginut Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Writer
Wow I didn't see this coming.

I kept hearing that you were doing something and the power fluctuations from the hurricane made it hard to read journals for some reason.

I feel funny reading this. Part of me is happy that your changing things. No point in enjoying a comic if the artist isn't happy. Yet part of me feels (For lack of a better word) Scared, like if someone was changing the formula of a favorite show of mine.

But I've watched u for a while now. Your the reason I write and have become a better writer in the first place, so whatever you do I'm behind. I'm actually excited for what it is you do, Now I just gotta tweak up my stories to go along with whatever it is you do. So good luck :D
PKMNrr649 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you're doing this for yourself. As always, take your time with this :)
LonelyWerewolf123 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope Vincent is still in the series {:<
monugril Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
my friend's step-sister brought home $21188 a week ago. she gets paid on the internet and bought a $413100 home. All she did was get fortunate and make use of the guide shown on this site
TeamRavers Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
the old comics will always have a special place in my hart for making me go to DA for the first time :dalove: and coming back to find out what happens next leading me to join and start making comics and keep following you because your awesome:#1:. I cant wait to see what you come up with! its sounds like this is gonna be a seriously exiting change. :happybounce:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is going to get interesting...
Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm looking forward to this.
suriask Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
my roomate's sister-in-law got paid $21153 the prior week. she has been making cash on the laptop and moved in a $322600 house. All she did was get blessed and use the tips made clear on this website
Akian Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This looks like a great improvement, I hope it turns out really good and I will be following it when you start continuing it. sort of :)
SilveryBeing Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad that you decided to freshen up the series rather than stopping all together. As the creator you have to be happy and content first with what you made. I can't wait to see what changes you are going to do.
didijala Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
what Douglas replied I can't believe that people can get paid $4671 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you look at this web page
UmbrotheUmbreon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, so this explains the new drawings with the character's as shadows. I think this is a good thing =) Sometimes you just need a fresh start.

I am sorry to hear about the rude and impatient people =( Being impatient myself I may see where they are coming from, but to be rude to the artist/writer who's putting up the work they love isn't right =/ I am glad though you aren't completely stopping this =)

So to see if I understand this, you are taking the current RD characters and giving them a makeover, which will kind of act like a past life or the new life? Sorry if I upset you, I just like to understand what goes on ^^;
StickeyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Artist
How could you not like that awesome comic? :(
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What comic?
StickeyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Artist
You keep saying you weren't happy with it.
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Random Doom? Well, I am the maker so naturally I feel it's not as good as it could be. Like I said, I have evolved as an artist and as a storyteller. I want it to be better.
StickeyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Artist
Well, I still think it could stay the same but... It's your choice, so suit yourself.
Moochy-hyena Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Can't wait to see the new bios!
WindyWolfune Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm quite happy that you're taking control of your own work, and making it something that you are more invested in, you know? Good job. x) Keep at it!
voice2000 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I see what you did there.. " everyone is 'bug'ging you..."
Brochu4628 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think all of us can roll with a...I wanna say reboot, but that implies starting a series completely over. Just make sure not to throw out too much new info at once, or some fans might be overwhelmed. I await the future of Random Doom eagerly and ask that you take all the time you need to make it as you see fit.
TheArmyArtist Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds awesome! I'm so glad you're doing what YOU want to do. I can't wait to see what everyone's bios are by the end of this!
Corvigryph Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Well good luck I'm looking forward to it :)
Pasithea Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I've been patiently awaiting your restart of the comic series. After only seeing you post the Pokemon Crossing stuff all the time I had figured you'd gotten bored or uninterested in your old comic series. Sorry to say I am not a big fan of the Pokemon Crossing stuff and really only started watching more for the comic. But I know what it's like when people bug or pressure you to draw things, it's not motivating at all. Anyhow, looking forward to the changes. I am curious though will you be going back into all the old comics and changing Jenna's name to Elisa so that it at least makes sense?
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I might some day go back and remake the old chapters but not immediately.
IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's one thing about the internet that seems to plague a lot of artists. There are so many fans out there who have no sense of patience, and some who even have a sense of entitlement who feel they're OWED the artwork and that artists have no business lagging.
It's sickening and I've seen it drive so many good artists away :'c
I just ignore them or tell them "it comes when it comes" and leave it at that. If my viewers and followers are too impatient, that's their problem, not mine.

"Non illegitimi carborundum"
Don't let the bastards wear you down. :P
TamarinFrog Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a wonderful saying. XD

Yes, sadly that is true but thankfully I still have many wonderful patient and supportive fans too. And I love these characters so much that I can't just kill them like that. :)
SeriesArtiststarter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Changing the bios and the species of some of them? Assuming thats what it is with the likes of Edna and co.

Im sorry to hear about how your being further pressured to continue it cause it is a great and fantastically popular series, but guess thats the fault of popularity, they want more of it in an inexhaustible supply really but it would be difficult to ignore all the pestering in order to continue em with a clear mindT_T saddens me when artists or folks who create something wonderful suddenly become disinterested because of other folks and well other stuff but thats life I suppose.

Good luck!
Spashai Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Good luck! I'm looking forward to the results :D
WarriorNun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BehindtG, I just wanted to let you know that I really love RD series, and I'm willing to wait.

Plus I'm looking forward for the reboot and re-evolution. :D

I wish you tons of luck!
SilverNinjaWolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay :D
I'm happy you're going to be happy with your comic. After all, it IS your little series; but then again, I think I would be very sad if it stopped altogether. I think this is a WONDERFUL compromise
Neko1Inu2Kitsune3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I comment on this or no?
Um, sorry if this ends up being my second comment here.

But I can understand and respect where you're coming from with this. If it feels more like a job than a hobby, it's time to make a change. After all, this is your story that you want to do, and as much as the fans would love to think otherwise, they don't have much say in how you play it out.

I, personally, am interested to see what changes you will make and why. Already we've realized you have grown to the idea of ghost-type having been other Pokemon at one point, which tells me you have thought more into the idea even though you'd already had an opinion beforehand. However, you keep the character's core personality untouched. Keeping an open mind while still sticking to something solid...I'm sure the fans have nothing to worry about for the future of RD. :D
VICTOR2012 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its a great idea!!!
Now if more about the character it will make more interesting the story.
Also your new work show how much better you gotten, if you make the comic again it will be 10 times more awesome
Tablet-19 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Starting over is probably a good idea. It is YOUR work so you should make it as you see fit. Besides, starting over might make you more interested in this and it will be a treat to make these, not a chore. All those people who keep demanding more pages can wait! YOU are making these on YOUR time, they should be grateful you didn't stop making these completely!( weren't planning on stopping were you?) You should do what GeneralGibby did, she posted a journal telling these 2 people to stop rushing her or she would block them. Anyways, I can't wait to see RD after all this, EXCITEMENT!!! :iconexcitedplz:
crystal-rain-fox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Teaers are such a tease! Lol
the-chocolatecloud Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Funny , I was starting to think how Jenna (well , Elisa know) could have seen lots of RD characters hatching (at least Vincent) an look so young ! Now I'm wondering how the catched characters are going to integrate the team .It could be fun to see young Jenna with her first pokemons . I'm really looking forward to this new version of RD.

Hope you'll enjoy continuing it
ColoredTalesStudios Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! Looking forward to it!
suriask Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
what Douglas replied I can't believe that people can get paid $4671 in 4 weeks on the computer. did you look at this web page
pokemonloverx123 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
so excited!!
JazzyTeaCup Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thanks for the update. ^ u^ And please take your time. :)
RaNdOmCaT927 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I was beginning to wonder what happened. Thanks for getting us up to date! ;P

and Good luck with the new stuff! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us all!
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