Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the structure of Seven Dark Sorcerers and I realized that I had written the last parts to be in an episodic format which was natural because this is an episodic show. However the more I thought about it the more I realized that it does not have to span a few more episodes…I wrote a few of the last episodes to build more development with the characters and to get emotions out of them as they learned of the secrets like the last reveal for example. My birthday was a few days ago and I’ve been struggling a lot on my priorities with my writing or my animating and I cannot do both and put out a great product.
What I’m getting at here is I had said that Dark Sorcerers would end at Episode 35…And I’ve changed that now…It’ll end at Episode 31. “But Spike, how can you do that?” you ask. My reply is it’ll be a special finale episode. It’ll be about as long as two episodes (30 to 40 minutes) and it will take longer than a few months to come out. As you would guess since it’s shorter than 5 put together that means I cut a lot from the finale, and yes I have. The last episode will have most of what Episode 31 was already going be plus tiny bits from 32, 33, 34 and most of 35.
Episode 32 and 33 were the ones that were more dialogue heavy and focused on emotions…well that’s gone. I think at this point there’s no reason for that, and while I did like the moments for the characters that I wrote…I don’t know it just doesn’t feel necessary to me. I know with this change there’s a possibility that some quality will be lost…You know I’m just hoping the end will be well received after all the build up to this point. At first I was thinking of ending after the next episode because I literally can’t do 5 more, but I decided instead to do one last large episode because I really do like this show and it would be a shame if it was left on a cliffhanger.
Sadly it is just time to wrap it all up. I feel that Dark Sorcerers is a fun show, I don’t want to give up on it, I feel like I’ve asked too much of the voice actors who have still gone from 2009 to 2015 voicing all these characters with no pay, and I’m not sure why they have stuck with me and it’s at the point now where I can’t keep asking them to do this for another year or two.
I know you’re probably thinking this is not a good idea, and I understand, and I’ve talked to my friends who watch the show and they told me I rather not do that. I really do think it is time to give the show a great ending, I do really like the ending and it will have some cool fights and a good climax and epilogue. I think the cut segments would make it a little stronger but not by too much. There’s a lot of responsibility on my shoulders and not just for the reasons I’ve had, but the fact that this show will have to stand the test of time. It was never my place to give the internet a serious Zelda animated show, it should have been Nintendo, but this will have to do until they finally make one…….when I’m 60 years old I presume.