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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Re: RedEarth88.com

From Anchor Cove: http://forum.anchorcove.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=814&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=10

by Glenn on Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:20 am

I know how easy it is to read something greater into any "announcement." But rest assured, as long as it doesn't contain any language about wishing someone "the best of luck," you can at least assume that people aren't parting company.

As it's been since day one, Jeromy and I are pushing two "no budget," independent productions forward. He's in Texas, and I'm in California; It isn't always a model of modern efficiency, but it is our passion to continue our stories in this new medium. Together, we are driving and defining our productions, individually and collectively.

REDEARTH88 and Maddison Atkins compliment one another, but each hold a different appeal--as evidenced by people's own stated preferences here. And if you're already following both, we're not asking you to choose...

...and as the potentially lesser chosen of the two, perhaps I should beg you not to: So please, don't choose!

By the same token, we're not going to force the stylized, "situation dramedy" of REDEARTH88 on people who fall in love with the documentary-style realism of Maddison Atkins. And we don't want newcomers to either series feeling lost or frustrated by the perception of "required viewing" to catch up on both. This seems like the best approach toward developing the audience for each series, and through our continued crossovers and references to elements of our shared universe within each story, we hope that fans of one will discover and embrace the other.

I know that people look fondly on their earlier "sense of excitement" from realizing a connection between these stories, and that's not going anywhere.

So please, stay tuned!

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  1. Jeromy also commented in that thread, then poofed back behind the curtain. He's a quick poofer

  2. Heh. Jeromy's comment made me giggle. It made Glenn's seem serious.

  3. Well it seems my rants got a reaction :)

  4. ApotheosisAZ wrote:

    "The omnipresent IRC identity "midd" seems to have outlived it's usefulness; redearth is not an ARG.

    Glenn has an alternate identity on the IRC as "glennfm," among other registered accounts. If he no longer needs a curtain, then he also no longer needs a pseudonym. Of course, that is merely my humble observation."


    So MIDD is Glenn's bot? Is that one of those not-so-closely guarded secrets I somehow missed?

  5. really, the language they use about the redearth88 series -- "dramedy," "real life drama," "situational comedy" -- are all smokescreens to make it seem more cutting edge.

    it is really just emulating the early lg15 style of first person vlogging, with plotline interjections from a mysterious secondary source.

    just as lg15's humble beginnings featured bree's naive and innocent posts, with cassie and others adding to the mix, so now is redearth's limited modus operandi. this time with rachel and the recycled tachyon.

    such language, however, does little to cover the fact that not much new has been added to the limited storytelling capabilities of this new medium.

    unless there is a very strong imaginitive twist added to this series, it is bound to end up parodying itself, as lg15 and kate modern do, by having young people carrying omnipresent hand-helds into the most unlikely, and sometimes ridiculous scenarios, with no one questioning how, or even why, a camera is constantly running.

    pity, for rachel is an interesting and, for now, well crafted character. i'd like to see such creativity go into expanding the medium in new ways.


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