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sadstuckkat asked:

What gave you the idea for Featherbent?

fivetail:

Okay, no joke, this is how it happened.

Noahh and I added each other on Skype and started chatting.

We bonded over our love of Johnkat.

Later in the conversation, we bonded over our love of people with wings.

Then we literally were just like.

"what if johnkat with wings tho"

It was originally an illustrated fanfiction, but then I shared our ideas with some newfound (at the time) friends of mine, and suddenly we had background art and music and a shitton of people to discuss the bigger storyline with.

Then I was looking into mediums where we could combine everything into one package, and fucking Andrew comes along and was like “yo I can learn how Ren’Py works and make a visual novel.”

And then I was like “well shit we have a visual novel going wouldn’t it be cool if we could have it voice acted too since we already are friends with someone who Karkats and someone who Johns.”

AND THEN DENTEN CAME ALONG AND SUDDENLY WE HAD A FULL CAST OF REALLY TALENTED VOICE ACTORS WHO FOR SOME REASON WERE WILLING TO PROVIDE THEIR SERVICES FOR FREE BECAUSE THEY WERE ACTUALLY INTERESTED IN WHAT WE HAD GOING ON.

So it started as a Johnkat illustrated fanfic and exploded into something bigger and better and brighter because I would be ashamed if we spent our valuable mass of resources on a project that had no bigger ambition than getting two characters to kiss.

SO THEN EVERY CHARACTER GOT THEIR OWN SUBPLOTS AND STORYLINES AND DEVELOPMENT AND WE THREW A DASH OF POLITICAL CONSPIRACY INTO THE MIX AND THEN THE MODERN FEATHERBENT UNIVERSE WAS BORN.

Fun fact: The only reason we ran with Featherbent was because Featherstuck was already an AU and the Featherbound URL wasn’t free.

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