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Friday, February 15, 2008

The Universe Is Wider Than Our Views of It

From Glenn Rubenstein -

Greetings and salutations, True Believers!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support over these last few months, as this independent project of ours has gotten under way. Since last June, both Jeromy and I have been working almost non-stop, dealing with the challenges of our individual productions and striving to produce the best work possible—regardless of any constraints presented by our non-existent budget.

Currently, I'm a few days out from starting pre-production on the next round of Rachel videos for REDEARTH88. It's even more exciting on the heels of the last five Rachel videos, which have earned over a million views on YouTube. This is an amazing accomplishment, largely made possible by the support of this community and the assistance of the "Red Army." So again, thank you!

Also—and you didn't hear this from me—but the past few days have seen some interesting new developments on the Maddison Atkins YouTube account.

As we move forward, Jeromy and I would also like to take this moment to better define our two series:

REDEARTH88 is still Rachel's story, focusing on her past and and her present, and the variety of situations that she finds herself in as she is...well, "finding herself" in a much greater sense. Of course, as an audience, we're a little more informed than Rachel is about some things, such as the fact that her roommate, Aly Zarin, is actually an undercover secret agent named Tachyon. Tachyon's perspective, along with that of her partner, 10033, occasionally provides additional insight into Rachel's life.

MADDISON ATKINS will dive deeper into a blend between reality and fiction, and—well, I don't want to say too much about it, because Jeromy would kill me. All I can say is that I'm excited to see the shape it's taking! Hopefully, you are as well.

Even though we are branding these series separately, keep in mind that they still live in the same "shared" universe. However, you do not need to follow one series to appreciate or understand the other, but fans of both will continue to find greater understanding and a larger story within their collected continuity and crossovers.


Glenn Rubenstein


  1. "presented by our non-existent budget."

    Ha, the 436 even affects RedEarth88 and Maddison Atkins.

    The 436 is everywhere, but nowhere!


  2. "The Universe is Wider than our views of it."

  3. Where is our "no prize"?

  4. Would you say, then, Glenn, that RE88 and MA are stories existing in the same universe, a la LG15 and KM?

  5. Rekidk.. I know you asked Glenn but I'll answer, characters from the two storylines have already been in contact with each other, so yes part of the same universe.

  6. Excelsior!!


  7. Although not a fervent puzzle solver, I like the directions that BOTH series are taking. I also appreciate how well written, acted, edited, etc. they both are.

    As for your release schedule, I would prefer this to hastily written scripts loaded with continuity and logic flaws anyday...


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