Thank you very much! Not going to lie, joining this place and seeing all of you guys as passionate about this franchise as me (some of you even more so) really pushed me to begin this in the first place and seeing things go well made me realize I should keep at it, since first of all I enjoy it. It’s just that since now I could never muster the motivation so hearing things like this give me quite the boost!
To answer your question, right now I’m only 11 episodes away from finishing Season 1 and as you could tell from the previous post, I have big plans for Season 2. Between them however I want to make a sort of filler arc based on Final Fight 1, since the way I envision the series is in anime format, but that’s only going to be like 10 episodes (1/4th of an actual SF season). The way the story is set-up I can’t include those characters in Season 1, though I did introduce Guy as a way to make things more organic and have a known focus character for the mini-arc.
I will surely post this stuff once Season 1 is done, but I haven’t made up my mind as to how. I don’t want to fill this thread with basically just my fan-fiction, so that’s out of the way. Couldn’t manage to find a ‘fan-works’ subform here either and I also don’t want to make a thread randomly that is off-topic, out of respect for the forum as a whole. I’m thinking of starting somekind of blog and update that weekly with episodes outlines and “editor’s notes” (to clear up things up that aren’t apparent in the actual outlines and get you trough my thought process) and just post the links here. No ads or monetization or anything, I don’t care, I’m doing it for fun, so don’t worry about that. Or, instead of a blog maybe a private Facebook page since I’m sure most of you have that and its own comment section makes it prone for feedback, without cluttering threads, since it’s going to be a small circle after all. Don’t know, haven’t worked out the details. Any advice is welcome on that front!
Also, as far as the ‘bible’, I have the manuscript in which I’m working on. It begins with a summary of the season and then goes trough each episode outline till the final episode. From then the next summary and so on (haven’t reached there yet but that’s how I’m planning it). I’m not doing character bios or stuff like that, at least for now, since this thing is written by a SF fan for SF fans, so you already know how a character looks, what their personalities are and whatever changes are made become clear once you read the story.
And one final piece of advice, keep your excitement to a minimum. While I am truly proud of the stuff I’ve done so far, the actual ‘episodes’ are just outlines. There is no dialogue (tho important exposition bits are highlighted), they are at most one page long (Arial 11 for reference), at the moment they are full of spelling errors and generally suffer from mixing tenses (one of my big pitfalls when writing in English from the third person) and lastly, I actually envision those things in my head: how they are storyboarded, how characters move etc and that’s hard to get across only in words. Especially since this isn’t working as actual literature, but more as a guide for an actual script. Sometimes there might be metaphors or ‘poetic’ language or stuff like that, but it’s not meant to be digested on its own, you know. The themes of the episodes are mostly clear, the pace is clear, but it’s still not a whole, just a piece.
If you want and no one else minds this, maybe I can post a quick out of context episode here to see what I’m talking about.