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Okay, so I’m officially dropping this story for other things, which may or may not involve what I’d call a complete rewrite.

I had a few ideas on how to progress, but I feel as though being honest and saying I’m done is good enough.

One of the reasons was the issue of strength between opponents.  I’m not the person who can eke out a million to one odds, and I hate trying.  That leads to a downer ending, and to be frank, this story was always going to be a downer ending.

I also lost sight of the story after revealing Taker’s powers.

So yeah. The story, or at least this draft of it is done.  I’ve gotten down the core ideas and several character arcs decently, but I’ll be rearranging them.  You might find some familiar names and faces put elsewhere and I’m going to be adding some characters from my Nanowrimo project to the next draft.  In the meanwhile, I’ll be occasionally updating my other project, Two Hundred Bounties or my main blog, TreeFrogSoup.

It’ll update when I feel like it.

— TreeFrogSoup

Okay, so I’m going to be updating.  By that, I mean wrapping up.

Don’t worry, it’s only a first draft.  Which is good, because I want to change many core elements in this story.  I did it because I had to get these ideas down on paper and didn’t want to write fanfiction at the time, and I enjoyed it.  However, flaws have crept in, and the previous few updates were filled more with patching up plot holes I knew existed rather than worldbuilding or developing the cast.

So I made a list of what I did wrong in my opinion.

  1. Made the story a road trip too early.  This decision ruined any chance of having a large cast early on, and dragged me to write stuff I felt was weak and boring.
  2. War arc.  I liked it, but it when in a direction I feel would fit elsewhere.
  3. Powers.  This is a doozy.  I actually fucked up here hard by failing “Show, don’t tell” and even failing to show powers correctly. I think I got Unperson and Plasmic’s power correct, and that was it.  I had a mechanic behind powers, too. dammit.
  4. Cast.  This is related to issue one, but it says something that out of sixty characters, only three or four had any character development at all on screen.


So I’ll be wrapping up as quickly as possible, then re-writing the hell out of everything.


Posted: 10/31/2014 in Uncategorized

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