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Tom
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United States
The Cartoonist of Justice.

Active Projects:
The Least of Us
A parody series of the game "The Last of Us"
The Walk-In Dead
A parody series of the game "The Walking Dead"
The Goulden Way
Original cartoons by Tom Gould
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I just published the finale to "Just Short of the Dead", my first series of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure zombie stories.  I give a lengthy thanks to the players at the end screen of the final episode, but in case you miss it or see this first, I'd like to thank you all again for giving me the chance to improve myself by sharing my work with you.  Having an audience really puts things into perspective for me, and getting feedback and support is immensely important, so again, thank you.

Some people were wondering about whether there would be a continuation of the story, but I'm afraid I have no plans of making one.  This'll be one of the hardest lessons I force myself through as a wannabe writer: letting a story go.

That's not to say that I won't be revisiting the zombie apocalypse in a future story, but when I do, I want to start over.  I don't want the characters to be oblivious to what the monsters are, because that idea has been done to death (GET IT??!!!); I don't want humanity to fail so miserably in the first week of the outbreak, unless I come up with a damn good explanation for you; most of all, I don't want the series to feel like it was written one episode at a time with no overarching plan, because even though I had a plan going into this one at first, I came across a lot of unexpected changes along the way, so I felt a little lost between some of the episodes, which meant I had to spend more time planning where it would go again, which meant more waiting for you lovely people.

Now that I understand this medium a little more, I know I can do better next time, but I think I'll put some effort into a few short stories and just practice writing in general before I go for another series.

When I do get around to making another series, though, I want it to appeal to the people who follow me.  You guys are the ones that'll see it and spread it around, so if you don't like it, what's the point?  If you have the time, tell me what kind of story or genre you'd like to see me try in a future series, and I'll take your suggestions into serious consideration as I move forward.

Once again, thank you all for everything.  I'll post more comics and shtuff as they pour forth from my now unoccupied mind!
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divineaquilla Featured By Owner 1 day ago
wow.... just wow.... I am glad to have read your work and seen the changes that I hope would ultimately lead you to a place that you deserve to reach. It might not be much coming from a nobody like me but I hope you know that the effort you invest in your prose is appreciated and loved. I sincerely wish for you all the best and may the love you have for your craft be ever apparent in everything you do!
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mreNVy1220 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
So, I just finished the finale of Just Short of the Dead, and it was just...amazing. The whole series was great. I ended up with the "When One Door Closes" ending. Now for the inevitable question: Will there be a sequel?
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm afraid there will be no sequel.  I'll be doing other stories, for sure, and I'll make another zombie apocalypse one someday when I'm better at this whole interactive story thing, but Kerry and the "Just Short of the Dead" series are finished.  When I come back to the zombie apocalypse, I want a fresh start and the chance to create an all-around solid series, rather than continuing one that began sloppy and improved a little with each installment.

I followed your comments as you played each episode.  They were quite amusing, so thank you for playing and commenting on each one.  I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making them, and hopefully you'll give my next series a chance, too (when I figure out what it is)!
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mreNVy1220 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Well, whatever makes you happy. That was a great series btw
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mreNVy1220 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I just finished Just Short of the Dead episode one. It was really good!
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks!  I'd love to hear what you think of the whole series, if you play all the way through.
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mreNVy1220 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Yeah, I'm gonna start the final episode soon
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MoonGirlEvil Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Man i love your Last of us comics XD !
keep up the good work ! :)
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TheGouldenWay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks!  I have to get back to those sometime.  It's been too long.
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MoonGirlEvil Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i knew that your next comic gonna be FUNNY as always !
whispering:( i will always support u )
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