VC/PMS/AOI Q&A - Ask your story & art questions here!

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Post by Hodag » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Will you miss writing the VCs/PMS when it's done?

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:43 pm

Hodag wrote:Will you miss writing the VCs/PMS when it's done?
There are so many adventures that have played out in their entirety for me that you guys will never get to read. It's less that I'll miss writing the series, but rather... I just wish I had been able to give you more.

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Post by vampire hunter D » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:33 am

Well, just write it and maybe someday in the future you can publish more.

I know I'd love to see more of this group someday.
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Post by Adam_Arnold » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:07 pm

Random factoid:
When it was decided to take the series into a sci-fi direction, the initial idea was to call it "Vampire Cheerleaders in Space." One super-cheesy image would've been the cheerleaders strapped into a rocket and being blasted into outer space. The plot would've been a bit like the short-lived TV show Defying Gravity crossed with the movie Sunshine. The cheerleaders would've been tasked to land on various planets in our solar system and collect an artifact/moth egg. The idea got rounded down to just be about Leonard/Katie/Suki and the concept transformed into "Vampire Cheerleaders in Space...and Time?!"

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Post by vampire hunter D » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Just curious: you said once you had to cut out stuff because this last story was running long. What other locations were they going to go to, and who else would they have met?
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Post by Adam_Arnold » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:38 pm

vampire hunter D wrote:Just curious: you said once you had to cut out stuff because this last story was running long. What other locations were they going to go to, and who else would they have met?
It's more that I combined some of the locations and/or tweaked them into different parts of the story when I refined the story to only focus on places that directly had ties to the VC/PMS characters.


This rough paper diagram I had was...
Present ->
Reptilian Spaceship ->
Middle Ages ->
World War II (Philadelphia Experiment) ->
Ice Age? ->
"Westworld" spoof (turned into Lita World story) ->
Ancient Egypt (Katie as a wolf god) ->
Lemuria ->
Mugwump homeworld (Avatar Pandora-like world invaded by Starship Troopers' bugs) ->
Pirates? ->
Steampunk parallel universe->
Mothworld


This gone sanded down to just a more logical flow of:
1. Present
2. Reptilian Spaceship (Future)
3. Lemuria (Past)
4. Lita World (Future)
5. Lori's Origin (Past)
6. Quick, out of control jumps (Past/Future)
8. Mothworld (???)


Of all the ideas that got lost, the Steampunk parallel universe is the one I wanted to include, but it just would've derailed things too much. The book needed to have a story that was told in one volume, and including an alternate reality that they had to escape from...well, it was going to be way too much.


Fun fact:
Lorna Thurston's dress is inspired by Sharon Tate's dress from "The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck."

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Post by vampire hunter D » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:47 am

Actually, looking at the ones you cut out, and most look pretty cool. Disappointed they didnt get used.
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Post by Adam_Arnold » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:01 pm

vampire hunter D wrote:Actually, looking at the ones you cut out, and most look pretty cool. Disappointed they didnt get used.
Some other things left on the cutting room floor:

A time jump where we saw Lori interacting with Maria Delacroix and Adora Love.

The out of control time jumps were originally going to be very quick. Like them appearing in one location and something from that setting ending up out of time. One of those time jumps would've seen John Parker (from Seven Seas' series No Man's Land) shooting something that appeared with our main characters.

A cameo by the core cast of Magick Chicks.

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Post by Gotoh » Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:10 am

Adam Arnold wrote:Some other things left on the cutting room floor:

A time jump where we saw Lori interacting with Maria Delacroix and Adora Love.

A cameo by the core cast of Magick Chicks.
Now that I would've liked to see, 'cuz I'm a fan of 'EC/MC'. It's a shame that it wasn't allowed to happen and I'm sorry to hear about the problems you've been having with the comic.

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:20 am

Gotoh wrote:
Adam Arnold wrote:Some other things left on the cutting room floor:

A time jump where we saw Lori interacting with Maria Delacroix and Adora Love.

A cameo by the core cast of Magick Chicks.
Now that I would've liked to see, 'cuz I'm a fan of 'EC/MC'. It's a shame that it wasn't allowed to happen and I'm sorry to hear about the problems you've been having with the comic.
The Eerie Cuties crossover nearly happened. Gisele, Dave, and I discussed it fairly in-depth down to their hair styles. But the story ended up getting nixed due to a line in a recent Eerie Cuties' strip that called into question Maria's age in relation to when the crossover was going to be set.

As for the Magick Chicks crossover, the story just went in a different direction when I was writing it.

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Post by Gotoh » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:08 am

Ah, I see. Now I really wish we could've seen it. Thanks for the response. :)

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Post by vampire hunter D » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:24 am

Really wished we could have had the MC crossover. Would have been fun to see Mels ridiculous magical girl outfit drawn by Shelfer
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Post by Gotoh » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:36 am

Just out of curiosity (assuming they share the same verse, as far as 'VC' is concerned), did PETM know about the existence of Artemis Academy? 'cuz I doubt they'd be okay with an institution dedicated to training young women to hunt and kill cryptids.

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Post by Adam_Arnold » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:14 pm

Gotoh wrote:Just out of curiosity (assuming they share the same verse, as far as 'VC' is concerned), did PETM know about the existence of Artemis Academy? 'cuz I doubt they'd be okay with an institution dedicated to training young women to hunt and kill cryptids.
Not much they could've done. PETM is in the United States, and Artemis Academy is in Canada.

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Post by Gotoh » Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:04 pm

Ah, okay then. I hadn't known 'VC'/'PMS' was set in the US.

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