Without going into too much, I've had a lot a drama going on at work lately that's left me drained physically and mentally. Let's just say, that while things are still stable, I've been looking for a new job on the side. So, keep those commissions coming in the meantime.
If anything drawing them and my usual Digi work has been keeping me calm.
On a similar note, while I have no plans to do it right now, I've been thinking of redoing the DZ "Roachmon Motel Madness" story. The more I look back on it, and with what we have of tri.
thus far, I think I can do better. I'll admit I jumped the gun by trying to get a tri.
themed story out before the premier and that some ideas and concepts got muddled in the process. Still, I stand by the idea that an adaption doesn't need to be accurate to its source material, (heck look at the Archie Sonic adaption of Sonic Unleashed
so far) so some ideas still stick albeit with a better logic behind it such as Selector, Meiko and Meikuumon being the antagonists in the first episode.
Key things I'd want is to condense the story, keep the focus of the plot on track and make new characters Gamesumon and Team D.U.C.K more relevant and flesh out their rivalry with the DigiDestined/Zoners. One thought I had for the later was to do whittle the team to just Tai, Matt, Kari, TK, Davis, Yolei, Cody and Ken against the Roachmonz with the other original DigiDestined having been captured to further Selector's goal. I also want to give Fuji TV more of a purpose. The original idea I had was to have Selector broadcast the energy of their weapon from the TV station across the planet, which is why their ship is DigiXrossed with the building in the first place.
The tri. Program is still a thing, still uses Gankoomon, Hackmon and the Sistermonz, but would be used much later. It would still give the original DD's the power to Digivolve to Mega as it did in the first draft. And hey, Hackmon's already in tri., so this would tie in with that somehow. Maybe the second movie's advanced screening, we'll have a better idea what Hackmon's schtick is... or it'll just be Mimi fighting Imperialdramon in a string bikini. Who's to say?
Speaking of Imperialdramon, I sort of debated on Davis and Ken's partner going Maverick prior to the hard reboot... but until we see what his deal is too, I'm not entirely committed to the idea just yet.
The Zoners stationed in this Zone would be Dan, Ryo, Digistar, Shin, Cathy, and Takato only. (And Reiji and Regan too~!)
Later, to start, just Dan, Takato, Cathy and Gamesumon find themselves in Adventure Zone's past "tri." era, created by Meiko and Selector's meddling and the Watchmaker and Clockmon sending them back to a critical point to fix the future.
I think I'd want to retain the Nade-Nade idea I had in the original draft, to help tie into the Black DigiEgg (Demiurge?) seen in tri.
's opener, but if we can't use it, it's not a big loss.
But still, I'm finding I'd prefer some help in having it all come together, so if anyone'd like to throw out their own thoughts, feel free. Just no extra characters right now. That's actually part of the reason I'd like to redo this because there were a lot of extra characters floating around without much purpose.
As for tri.
itself, I'm still on the fence with it. I'm not having a lot of fun with it so far, and I'm sorta dreading the second episode because of it's initial nature of it being a swimsuit/spring episode. And after the fanservice-y splash page of the main DD's gals making Valentine's goodies in bikinis... it doesn't fill me with confidence regardless of that particular scene not being in the second film.
However the appearance of a new character, a Digimon Emperor looking fellow, has stroked my interest. It's caused the fan community to go crazy, wondering if it's Ken back as the Emperor (which derails his entire character arc) or if it's even Tai himself having on Maverick (the new guy's hair looks suspiciously like Tai's, but it doesn't make a ton of sense for Tai to go bad per sey). I think I've seen some say it's actually Davis! That theory would be based on a heavily implied idea in 02 that the Emperor persona was inspired by a figure idolized by the wearer. (Despite Ken's misgivings of his older brother Sam here and there, he did seem to idolize 'em from what I remember, and we know for sure Davis idolized Tai.)
I've only had two thoughts contributed to the idea: one I've affectionately dubbed 'em "Kylo Ken" because of his Neo Vader successor thing he seems to be going for. I'm thrilled to say the term has caught on a bit, lol. I also thought, humorously with no means to be taken seriously, that it's actually Taichi dropping by from V-Tamer Zone, somehow having gone Maverick.
Actually I lied, I have a third one. It's possible "Kylo Ken" isn't Ken, Davis, Tai, or Taichi or any pre-established character at all. It's possible he's an entity that assumes the shape of someone as a red herring. This was a big plot point in Bakugan Mechtanium Surge
's final arc, where the evil Mechtogan Coredegon assumed the shape of the protagonist Gunz, albeit under the alias of "Wiseman" and did evil acts as Gunz to fool everyone. More to the point of Digimon, a similar character appeared in the Japanese fancomic Digimon Adventure R,
set in the 02 continuity.
There a child like entity came into being that resembled the Digimon Emperor and began terrorizing the Digital World with D-Reaper Agent like creatures. It was assumed he was human, and later revealed himself to be Sam much to Ken's shock... but he only did that to screw with Ken and was actually not human at all, apparently being some sort of amorphous digital being.
It's also worth noting that Adventure R
introduced a new female DigiDestined, two in fact, with one of them having a new cat Digimon funny enough. Both characters were centric to the plot and their Digimon perished in the conflict... and if the cryptic hints about Meiko in interviews are to be taken seriously.... I just wonder if tri.
is going where I think it's going.
Meanwhile, I'm having a ball with Cyber Sleuth and Next Order. I am estatic that Shoutmon, Agunimon, Susanoomon, Gumdramon and Arresterdramon are in Next Order, and I hope more Frontier
and Xros Wars
Digimon are able to sneak in. I mean OmegaShoutmon seems to be a shoe-in and the Extra Xros Evolution seems perfect to include the likes of Aldamon, X2 and JetMervamon to name a few.
I even had an idea for a Digimon Zone N
(Next Order) story where Silvia, Taomon and Dan try to fool the enemy into thinking a Machinedramon is attacking File City so they can rebuild the place undisturbed. How do they do this? Dan's ShadowToyAgumonz combining into a trojan Machinedramon and Taomon's magic giving the illusion File City's been destroyed. This however backfires when ShadowToyAgumonz suddenly go Maverick...!
Some other ideas I had were a reoccuring Digimon couple in the form of Gaomon and Renamon. Honestly, the thought process was seeing the two together as Takuto's or Shiki's partners going "...I ship it."
Another was Kouta (wikimon.net/Hirose_Kouta
) and Yukimura the Guilmon (and maybe Shoutmon) using ExE to become Agunimon to fight a rampaging Machinedramon. This being based on an earlier theory that using ExE involves the human also fusing with their partners similar to Bio-Merging. It seems this isn't entirely the case in recent PVs, but it's yet to be made perfectly clear either.
As for a Zone
specific villain, I briefly thought of Nefariomon (www.deviantart.com/art/DZX-Nef…
) being involved in the roboticization of Digimon into Machinedramonz to terrorize the City, but I'm not entirely committed to the idea just yet.
But that's all I got for today, deviants.
Feel free to keep those commissions comin'.
Just one thing though: I'm currently not accepting huge comic commissions right now. I'm far too backed up on those, and I'd like to finish what I've started before taking on anymore.
However, single panel stuff like this
or just a single one page comic is acceptable. Prices are gaged on what I think it's worth based on time and effort, like a single character BW sketch would be $5. Something more involved like the above example would be around $25 bucks and so on.