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One of the many TV shows I like is called Total Drama. For those of you that don't know; Total Drama is an animated reality game show where a bunch of teenagers have to go through painful challenges in teams of, usually, 2. The winning team get the spoils and the losing team have to send a person home. At one point, the teams will be merged and then it'll be every contestant for themselves. And the game keeps going on until the last person is standing and is granted the grand prize; a huge amount of money that is either lost the second the winner gets their hands on it or is blown over in a week.
This show is the best reality game show that isn't hosted by an animated dog. And in my years of cartooning here on DA.com, I've been trying my best to show my love for this series the same way I do with Blue's Clues, Totally Spies, Paw Patrol and every other show I made series out of here. I never really found a clear way for it to work. Up until now, that is.
I've been working with my good friends
to make an AU Total Drama series. AU meaning Alternate Universe, which just means the same characters and settings but the canon is different. And almost everything I make is most likely going to be an AU, because the canon of the original series can personally suck my knees.
I'll happily draw a picture of a Dan Vs. eating an ice cream sundae and ignore the fact that he's lactose intolerant.
Although, that might be based off of my hatred of his character.
Speaking of characters I hate, Chris is still gonna be the host. Whoop-de-doo. Chef's still gonna be there, the settings will be similar, a lot of props will the same, a lot of the characters you know and love will be there. But you know what won't be in the series? The competition.
Now, I know what you're thinking; "Ruben, you jet-powered fax machine; isn't doing a Total Drama series without the whole competition thing kinda like rebooting Blue's Clues without the clues?"
Not really. Most of the fan art and fan fics I've seen of Total Drama either focus on the characters when they're not on camera, and therefore not competing, or they're in an AU where they're not contestants in a show and they're students in high school, kids in elementary school or even just animals.
Not only that, but I fear that if I try to make a gameshow out of it, 90% of the episodes I think of will just be ripoffs of the actual show's games. And you don't need to be as smart as my genius friend,
, to point out that ripping off most of the stuff that already happened on the show, in the lazy attempt that it was, already happened in Total Drama All Stars. Which is one of the many, many, many, many
reason why All Stars is the worst season of the show.
And besides, the show is so entertaining, dramatic, romantic, funny and etc, that I wouldn't be surprised if most people, or even just a handful of people, share my opinion that the whole competition thing is easily forgettable.
"So, what's gonna be the plot of this series?"
45 people win a contest to live on an neighborhood on an island. The island is mostly artificial and can change its terrain and is full of levers and buttons that are of free use. And the show is about the lives of these people on this island. So, it's less of an animated Survivor and more like an animated Modern Family.
The island itself is a mixture of all 4 of the Total Drama settings: It has the whole great out doors look of Camp Wawanakwa, it has the sets from the movie lot build in, it has fake monuments from all over the world, it has radio active waste deep underground and last but not least, it's an artificial island, just like Pahkitew Island. In fact, this basically is Pahkitew Island, minus the fact that Chris and Chef were hiding it. Because that was stupid.
Anyways, here is a list of all of the contestants being on the show. It's a pretty long list because it's a mixture of the characters I wanted, the characters Andrew wanted and the characters Lily wanted.
- Anne Maria
- Eva (Not MY Eva )
- Mike (And all of his personalities)
"Uh, Ruben, theses are only 41 people; where are the other 4?"
They're Ruben, Andrew, Lily and last but least; Pandora. Yes, that spider lady from the Catastrophes will be joining us on the island. Yay for Ruben.
Chef will still be making food but Chris isn't gonna be hosting this thing alone. No, no, no. For his displeasure and our amusement, Chris will be hosting the show with the infamous Blaineley. That's right, Blaineley, better known as Mildred, will be hosting the show along side Chris. Enjoy.
So, that pretty much wraps up this idea. I'll have the first few pages of the intro episode done once I've done at least half of the overdone requests I'm working on.
Until then, this is Brainstormer, saying "I don't wanna be--
I don't wanna be--
I don't wanna be famous!~"