Last January I started talking about a planned steampunk story. This would focus on a lost character with a series that got developed and disregarded by DiC Animation. This lost Gadget-Girl series has come up twice in the IG Unlimited forum but not recently.
I decided fast when starting to ponder how to use this, that she shouldn't be with everything that is current about the AU. Not even set a couple decades ago in the past. That why not have it 100 years before what actually surfaced from DiC, from that scrapped series, Gadget Boy and Heather.
I came up with the start to the story, what gets it moving forward and where it for the most part ends up. That was early last year. Since then it's been in slow development and in recent weeks massive further brainstorming & writing sessions. 99% of my planning from last January has stayed intact while many more details have been added.
I'm at this point almost done writing it and if all goes well I hope to start producing it's pages later in the month.
This has not been easy to write. While the stories featuring Jake & Heather have almost always been set in the past. They've been set still within my life time and so somethings are easy to remember or easy to internet research. This is set during the Victorian Era. ... Not as easy to research. So much so I've even consulted a college taught historian about it's details. Such what feel to me, obscure details have been used from real history. I feel the need to educate people on them for fear readers will think everything is made up I've written.
The main character and her partner. She never worked for the government. She never worked for the police. Her partner is normally held in public contempt for good reason. Neither can be said to be the sort of folks you'd want to encounter if they weren't fictitious. But they have redeeming qualities to them.
Like other stories set in the same AU, information from various canon series has been used in a scattershot manner. All tidbits of woven together concepts, I'd like to think done seamlessly in this.
Please someone give this a chance and feedback. I almost always dismiss faves since most of them aren't real. It's kids faving for profile hit counts and wanted watches. I believe faving should only happen if you like what has been presented, not as a tool to hopefully make one popular.