Ladies and Gelatins, Boys and Earls, welcome to another one of Ruben's Ramblings: where I talk and show how much of a crazy I really is.
First thing's first; you guys remember those classes I had to take over the summer? Well, at this point, they're basically done. Meaning I have the next month off!
I can finally have my summer vacation! Sure, it's just a month, but I'll be a candy coated amoeba if I don't need this break. I have a lot of projects I need to catch up on, not to mention resume the Multiverse series.
This is gonna be a fun August.
However, I have a quick question before I can continue. As you guys may remember, I was given a one month premium membership from DA.com staff member,
. This whole month with it was really fun. I didn't have to see any ads, it was fun making the polls and posting multiple things at once made a lot of progress in a short period of time. But, I only have, like, 3 days left with mine. So, I have an honest question here:
Am I allowed to accept premium memberships as payment for commissions?
I'm really asking. The idea came to me a few days ago. But almost immediately after, I wondered if that was some kind of taboo. You know, kinda like how it's illegal to sell metrocards here in New York. Also, is asking for one month premium membership too much for a colored picture? This is all new to me, mind you, because this is the first time I ever had a premium membership in the 6 years that I've been here. And like I said before: DA.com isn't like most websites where almost all of the content is blocked off until you fork over a few bucks. So I never really needed to get a premium membership. But now that I've had one for a while, I quite like it. s
I'm really asking this, guys: is accepting premium memberships as payments for commissions allowed? If yes, does that seem like too much of a payment? Let me know.
So, what do I have planned for this month, now that I'm actually on vacation? Well, as you all know, I'm starting the Multiverse comic series now. Starting off with a prequel to how Ruben became the Brainstormer he is today. Not to mention, showing how he met his friends and enemies. Other projects I've wanted to over the years, like the Paw Patrol, Total Drama and Totally Spies side series, will be merged into this series in a big orgy of creativity. However, one thing I've always wanted to do with my work can be summed up in 2 words; time travel. One story I've always wanted to do is to have Ruben and his friends be dropped into an existing story and have them mess around with the canon. Mainly to show my extreme indifference towards canons. It's the reason why I sometimes post the start of a 6teen story but then stop by the 2nd or even 1st chapter. My original plan was to have that start in the very first episode: where Caitlin has to get a job. But the second I realized that, even with Ruben's unique brand of insanity, this story was about as engaging as a sock puppet show about running water, I repeatedly abandoned the idea. At least with that story. I'm sure there are plenty of episodes from shows that I could at least experiment with this format.
And if you're one of those picky fans that are gonna complain about the canon being broken, keep in mind that my, let's call it "logic" when it comes to time travel is a lot like this excerpt
's Foamy the Squirrel.
In a nutshell, pun intended, Ruben or any other time travel's sheer act of being in a time period they don't belong in splits the timeline into 2 separate directions. You got the original direction that the story goes on and will go on forever (we'll call that the canon) and we have the direction where all of the changes that the time travelers have caused will go (Let's call that the can't-on, buh dum tish). Neither directions or timelines will be aware of either one and we'll be free to make any changes we want.
Don't you watch Fringe? You should watch Fringe.
So, that's pretty much all on my mind at this point. See you all next time for another one of Ruben's Ramblings.
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