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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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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...
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Shadow-Pikachu6 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist 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)
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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.
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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!
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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
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Iris-bw2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, hes not fat XD, hes raichu-y
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Blueglory Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
A big change. Here's to seeing it through!
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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.
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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
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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 :)
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