Everyone Look Here
Now that I’ve got your attention.
If you’ve read through Demons & Angels along with Roads Untravelled – you know that there have been some canon changes. Most of the changes were already announced – basically the main one being the introduction of John as Meridia.
Now if you haven’t read the updated Demons & Angels or Roads Untravelled – stop now or you will get spoiled.
Go finish it and then come back and read this! Go on.
Okay now for the rest of you ….
Yes the Caine twins are no more.
*holds up hand* before the whys, buts, and questions …
This was not an easy decision.
This went around and around and around for weeks.
Hashed out, talked out, and flailed at.
We discussed it from every point of view, every character view, storyline view, basically gave it a 360 degree look over.
We started off looking at the space between Clan War and Family, and the ‘bullshit’ storyline that was CSI: Miami … nothing was working.
Marisol should never had been added, let alone the very idea that Speed would allow his Mate to marry someone else … yeah no. Horatio wouldn’t be pushing for kids because hello he’s still adjusting to being a Vampire.
And they just came off a Clan War!
Adding to it – the Delkos are Catholic. It would’ve gone against Maria’s, Marisol’s sister, faith to be a surrogate.
So starting off just the ‘how the babies even got here’ storyline was starting to fall apart.
We worked, plotted, argued going around and around to try to get it to work but nothing was falling into place, without some major handwaving and ‘don’t look at the person behind the curtain’.
Yes, we will always have some elements of ‘you didn’t see anything’ but most of the time we strive to make the story threads tie together natural, and the characters have proper motivation.
Plus we started to realize – Speed and Horatio were being removed from storyline! Why? Because they were taking care of babies.
They could’ve just leave them with someone?
…. really? Then what is the point of the kids in the storyline anyway?
But what about DEAN!?
Face it this is probably what most of you were concerned about.
And in all honestly – this was our biggest question.
But think about it – the very fact the ‘twins’ were being kept not for their parents but for another character, indicated something wasn’t working.
In the end we were able to give Dean the motivation and character he needed, to help him with his Turning. (The Winchester stories are being updated at this moment, and will be reposted soon … indicating this change)
Who the hell is Bradley?
Ahhh good question! We already established that Ellis had a child … we had planned that it was going to be Dino’s son, and he would’ve appeared in storyline down the road. With the ‘twins’ being removed … we adjusted this to make the kid Horatio’s and bring Bradley in early.
Still giving Horatio the ability to be dad w/out sidelining two of our major characters – as Bradley is six years old and being raised by the Herriots as they adopted him when he was a baby (Yes we will be showcasing that conversation between Speed & Horatio in upcoming story). And as we have already established Cassie – y’all remember her right – she’s the same age as Bradley, and as they are both are being raised at the manor by the Clan, they have someone their own age to grow up with.
Remember, most of these changes have come because of the rework through Clan War – As we update the old storyline we’ve found major plot holes, dangling threads, and what the fuck was that … and when these get fixed it impacts story (already written and some that weren’t) down the road.
The challenge has been fixing the old, setting up for the new, while continuing working on stories showcasing where we’re going – hence canon adjustments and sometimes ‘mix/matched’ storylines.
We’ve added notes to Family and Evolution that there are canon changes that some storyline will not mesh with the most recent stories – we will not go in the either series and adjust – we’ll be doing an edit job once we get to that section of the timeline.
So yes you’ll see stories with wrong info, but we’re working on it!
Now how are you going to know when old story is updated? I will always post a Throwback Thursday or make special posts to showcase updated stories.
But Elizabeth is Ellis returned and it ties to the Jack the Ripper story and Dean!
Jack the Ripper storyline with Dean is not related to Elizabeth or Ellis. Ripper has his own motivations with Dean, that goes far beyond Elizabeth and/or Ellis.
But Ellis returned in Elizabeth!
The only reason we had Elizabeth was because Ellis died …
The Matrix has been reset!