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Behind the Scenes: Part 1 Why did it change? by Randommode Behind the Scenes: Part 1 Why did it change? by Randommode
I hope you feel like reading because I feel like explaining.

So some know some don't. Pirate Madeline has been restarted 3 times! Here's some Pirate Madeline history: (2009-2013)

:icondestroyplz: (2009-2010) The first time was because people felt it was too ecchi. That will be it's own section I will get to that in it's own part in depth, for I have plenty to say, but long story short, Madeline started as an ecchi comedy, the problem was two fold, some women felt it went too far, and some fan boys wanted it to go further, while the story was meant to be light-hearted and funny it soon got way out of hand. It was the hardest decision in my life to stop it. It never went beyond PG-13, but still I didn't want to get old one day and still be fighting people off. No thanks.

:icononiontantrumplz: (2010-2011)The second time is because thanks to stories like LOST, V (the Alien one) that go no where or don't live up to the mystery people felt what I was writing in the second version of Madeline wasn't going to pay off. The people who read the original script knows it did but, again I choose to reset rather then have rude people tell me I "jumped the shark" Which is what was occurring at the time. Still the second version brought with it a lot of interesting ideas, including the battle introduction rather then the dry start of the comedy version, going right into jokes. Along with an earlier introduction of the Skelly King.

:iconkaminaonionplz: (2011-2012)So then came Hokey and Pokey: (You can find it here… ) Hokey and Pokey was a side story I wrote to keep sharp and try new techniques while I tried to figure out what to do about the Main story in Pirate Madeline. Hokey and Pokey is a STAND ALONE STORY, but if you are sharp and love sci-fi it also actually shows how the other two stories fold into the new one using Quantum Mechanics, a field which I love very much. Zhin uses Hokey to fix time and space, wrap your mind around that one!

:iconthatsrightplz: However! The idea Hokey and Pokey brought was giant robot battles, something I loved from my youth (the 90s) but has much deflated in current anime, it gets too dramatic, and too political, two things that don't go with the light-hearted silliness of a giant robot.

:iconrandommode: (2012- Present) And so here we are at the present the Pirate Madeline that just started, this version combines the other two versions together, people will see the similarities between the Second remake and the current one (The picture above) And you can see how the robots are now part of the story.

I am going to post the next page tomorrow or Wednesday, whichever makes the better product if you noticed I have been missing days here and there, but I want to make sure it all goes right this time, and I determined to make sure it does.

:icongraduatingplz: Now you know it all. If anyone has ANY questions let me know, and next time I do this, I will show more pictures and more explainations. Thanks everyone for reading all this. :) Bye for now

-Random :iconhandsomeonionplz: See you later this week dudes!
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It's very loony, in a good way. It also has a very good thought out story line, and all the characters seem fun and interesting to be around. All in all I give you a A+ on this work :) It says that I have to have at least 100 words so...I'm just going to fill in the empty space with shenanigans. Hoop beep, beep bop bloop, Skippy do, Bill Cosby you see. Ten dwarfs took turns doing handstands on the carpet. Little red riding hood was a drug dealer. The cake is a lie. WHAT IS LOVE? BABY DON'T HURT ME! that's all :3
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thenightsurfers Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
It's interesting to see this behind-the-scenes stuff!
Randommode Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol I got a lot more coming :) 
nightshide Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great work and evolution, my friend!!
Randommode Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: I hope so sometimes it looks the same :) 
nightshide Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
negativedarkangel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013

ah... having dA issues, I can't zoom in, please excuse me if I end up randomly commenting on this later.


but anyway, just reading the artist comments and such, I've been here for only a short while yet somehow become aware of even the ecchi comedy verison before now. I've liked it from the start and well adding robots in only made it better to me. i'm still looking foreward to seeing this ship actually set sail though, but it sure looks impressive.


on a side note, I have to agree, newer mecha stuff just doesn't feel the same.

Randommode Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The ecchi version did 3 things. Cause me trouble, cause me trouble, and cause me trouble. :icononiontantrumplz: 

:iconlaughingplz: But honestly, it had to change, The ecchi version (2009-2010) I had a lot of people getting disrespectful with me, I had people attacking the comic, and I didn't like it. There's too many jealous artist who fear this comic that were looking for an "in" to attack it and the ecchi version gave them just that, now they have nothing. And that's the way it has to stay 

I mean, have you turned on the television? Good art work has gotten the boot off tv, this is a war indeed but a war that has to be fought correctly! :iconkaminaonionplz: I am not giving up, I have just changed tactics!

I'm an artist, not the ecchi crusader, other dudes out there, no one says anything to them when they do it, that tells me two things, one maybe no one cares or maybe it's just me, and two, maybe people see that my work can be more then that, and they wanted me to see it too. 

I know the Golems/Robots add a different element to the comic, but not much, there will be ship battles with cannons this just makes it more exciting, and it won't turn into Gundam if anyone was worried.
Trust me when I say I want to make the very best product I can, and I want everyone to enjoy it. I won't let the idea get ruined and I am not going to let the Golems take over the comic. 
negativedarkangel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013

haha, well I've known form the start this series has absolutely amazing potential, that's why I've just kinda hung around despite the lack of main story progression and a reboot, some people may take that as a bad sign but I knew you were just tweaking the experience till it just seemed perfect, and everything seems all the better for it. just take the story where you feel it's gonna go, trust me, i'm picky about the things I get glued to so you're doing something right just for me to have stuck around beyond being introduced.


...ya know I forgot who brought me here, was it tl or linker? I forgot.

Randommode Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt Negative 

It may have been TL :iconhappyhappyplz::icontlwelker: 
negativedarkangel Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
it wa sone of those two, I just forgot which. I really wanna say is was tl, but i'm just not sure. it was a journal advertisement I remember that.
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