I was halfway between “Yasssss Bean” and “The Bean sold out to a company that’s known as a joke around the internet, makes their brand off of microtransactions, and has a body count of at least two stories that it has purchased and then subsequently turned into a pathetic shell of their former selves. ”
The original was pretty good imo. Here’s hoping that the remake will be better than all evidence says it will be.
Or we can be halfway in between “yassss Bean” and “Bean is a phenomenal writer with a phenomenal story and was finally recognized by a legitimate app, so she now has a writing credit that can be used to open the door for writing in other places and is now being fairly compensated for all of her hard work,” maybe?
I’m so happy for her!
But I was really surprised to find that it barely seems to have been changed at all. Like, to the point where it still has reader messages and stuff thanking people, and it still has the original art work and everything.
Not that I think it needed to be changed, I’m just shocked they didn’t.
(Okay, I guess it was unclear, my reason for posting this link is to show multiple reasons why some people would hesitate to sell their work to Episode, and some of the ways it hasn’t gone well or could hypothetically go poorly. To justify my hesitation to view this as an absolute win with no potential consequences.)
Coincidentally, if you scroll, you can find where Bean describes their thought process for selling this exact story haha.
I don’t know how your edit or explanation fixes the overall negative tone of the initial comment. Honestly it makes it worse? I said what I said. How about we just be happy for a fellow author for once? Just once. One time. Just the one. Shouldn’t be that hard.
It’s to my understanding that they haven’t changed much of the story, which makes this even better because now there is a great, high quality Episode Official story that we can be happy about it And haven’t we been asking for that?
This is starting to get a little prickly. I never said I wasn’t happy for Bean, I said that I hoped Episode treated Bean’s story better than they’ve done with others. This is hopefully Bean’s stepping stone to higher things, but it’d be undermined if Episode had treated Bean’s story less than they deserve.
That said, it is nice to see Episode choosing a story that’s not only outside their usual generic bad-boy choice (ie. something with depth, genuine human relationships, a plot twist, etc), but is also the right length for them to feature the entire thing without washing down the plot or scrapping the last half.
^ Exactly. Now that I took a better look, my worries were pleasantly proven wrong, this time anyway. I really do hope (and expect) that Episode clearly sees that they’ve made an excellent choice, and changes the way they make decisions about which stories they should get and how they should feature them. I’m a pessimist obviously lmao but I’m ready to be pleasantly surprised if Episode continues along this path.
Episode: -features The Earl and I and does it properly-
Everyone: “You see? This is what we need! Good stories and some self-respect.”
Episode: -subtly crumples paperwork for Pregnant by a Bad Boy Serial Killer Werewolf- “Yeah haha… you’re right… good stories from now on. ”