I’m posting this so I’ll have access to it anytime I want. You know how bookmarks can get pretty crowded!
It’s Joan of Arcadia Virtual Season 3. As many of you know, Joan of Arcadia was cancelled after its second season. I don’t like the story being left hanging, so I’d like to read some effort to continue it. Granted, season 3 is not the work of those who actually wrote the series, but people in the general public can be creative and insightful, too.
At the end of season 2, we’re introduced to a new character who also hears from God, yet he’s not exactly good. The show’s writers called him evil, but that’s not really what I see. “God” did not label him “evil” but acknowledged that he did some pretty good things. For example, he rescued Joan’s ex-boyfriend, Adam (whom I don’t care for as a character, but that’s another story).
This character has issues with God. I’m not sure if he’s mad at him, or if he just likes to play games. He said God is a good debater, and he called Joan a worthy opponent. He’s taken over a local newspaper, a group that monitors the police, and the school board, plus he’s quite charismatic. And he may be the guy who’s been vandalizing local houses of worship.
God tells Joan that he (God) has been preparing her for this serious conflict, and he hints that her goofy friends may be instrumental in helping her defeat evil, or amorality, or whatever the new villain represents. And so we see the biblical motif of God using the base elements of the world to do his righteous will.
Shows about spirituality often touch on evil, since they probably feel that they have too. And it can get pretty cheesy. I can think of some pretty bad Touched by an Angel episodes that did this (e.g., bad Monica, “ooh, the light show!”). So maybe this “season 3” of Joan of Arcadia will be good, and maybe it will not. It will be interesting to read!
UPDATE: MShaffer suggested another virtual season 3 link: mshaffer.livejournal.com/767.html
The neias.net “Joan of Arcadia Virtual Season 3” is very good, but they stopped posting new stories In February 2006. Another virtual season 3 is posted in the forum at joanofarcadia.com, with new stories still being written. An index can be found here.
Thanks, MShaffer. I really appreciate that!
the link to neias.net is dead. 😦 I hope this is temporary — any idea on what happened to it?
I got a comment asking about neias, but I’m not in the mood right now to log in to WordPress. All I can say is that I don’t know what happened to the neias version of Joan Season 3. The link died several months ago. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. But Mshaeffer’s version is good.