Status Report 6/22/17
We want to have a greater level of engagement with you wonderful people, so we’re going to be periodically posting status reports (maybe once a week, if possible, but we’ll see how things turn out) to let you all know ideas we have in the works as well as ideas of how you all can have fun along with us. So, let’s get right into it.
Latest chapter progress – Episode 8 Chapter 2 is on schedule, which we’re all very excited about. I think I speak for the whole team when I say we’ve been having a lot of fun with this one. In case you haven’t read the first chapter of episode 8 yet, you should consider doing so here, especially for those of you who like Sadie or the Cool Kids. (Incidentally the Cool Kids ended up being fun to write, but that’s neither here nor there…)
Omake Prompts! – This is a recent idea that we’re all excited about. The Team loves the omakes (i.e. non-canon chapters) you guys have been making. The bulk of these are collected in our Omake Collection on AO3 (which incidentally, if you have an idea for one, leave us a comment on the collection or send us an ask here and we’ll be in touch). Of course the team has made some omakes too, but we love the ones from you all.
Soooo, we’ve been in talks to do a fun event where we will, perhaps once a week, leave a prompt for you guys to write a story from using the characters in this AU, and see what you guys come up with. The results will be reblogged here and might even be added to the collection. We are still workshopping this idea, the main reason we’re mentioning it here is to tell if that’s something you guys might be interested in. So if you like this idea, let us know.
Should we do this, we are debating if the prompts should be specific story seeds (Ex. The prompt for this week is “Connie and Steven go on a date”) or much shorter prompts that can be interpreted any number of ways (Ex. The prompt for this week is “Dating”.) If you have an opinion one way or the other, let us know as well.
Upcoming omake from the team – br42 is currently at work on a fun little non-canon omake featuring Connie getting sick and Steven helping take care of her, so look forward to that soon :)
Connie Swap Style Guide reference – To help authors interested in doing omakes, br42 is also working on a concise “style guide” as a reference, basically a list of the writing conventions and quirks surrounding each character
That’s all we have at this time. If you have any questions or thoughts based on what’s covered here, feel free to send an Ask! I hope you’ve enjoyed this update. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled here for all further Connie Swap updates, as well as keep an eye on our AO3 page for all new chapters. Thanks for reading!