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Cheesy Wirt

I need help!
22 Apr 2024, 10:13 PM

What do you think Beyond American Borders, which is an Over the Garden Wall prequel, should be about? I already established that the second group I made is meant to encourage fantasy drawings based on history and other countries besides the US. Not only that, I also established that this prequel takes place before the story of Wirt and Greg getting lost in The Unknown. Do you have some good decent ideas? I'm not experienced enough.

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Posted: Tuesday, 23 April, 2024 @ 08:57 PM
I suppose the fundamental question is: "Prequel for whom?" If it's a story about Wirt and Greg, it'll be set in the Real World and follow the usual threads of a school life. If it's a story about the Unknown, there's a lot more fodder to make the story your own, but as a fantasy realm it wouldn't really square with the Group's intent as a cultural expo.

I would recommend focusing BAB on cultural appreciation generally, and move your prequel idea (which as described is currently a grain of inspiration rather than a fleshed-out plan) to the dedicated OTGW group. Currently, BAB's preamble sells itself primarily as a history/culture club, which offers broad appeal, while tying it to OTGW specifically drastically narrows the target audience. (We don't currently have a general history group, so you have an opportunity to claim the keystone. ;) ) My friend is living proof that there are history buffs injecting OTGW into their fanworks, but he's very much the exception rather than the rule. :P

Posted: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 @ 12:37 AM

@Thorvald: Oh, so, you're saying that cultural appreciation should be the main theme and plot for BAB?

Posted: Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 @ 07:13 PM

@FurryKittens: For the Group, yes. I don't know OTGW well enough to advise on how to handle the story. :p

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