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Minecraft Diaries Season 3
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Episodes

27 (100 in Production)

Premiere
  • November 6, 2016
  • February 17, 2017 (re-run)
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Season 2


The third season of Minecraft Diaries premiered on November 6th, 2016.  It was first teaser on October 15th, 2016 on Twitter by Jason Bravura (Dom), the voice of Aaron and premiered on November 6, 2016. 

A month after the episode, "Her Judgement" aired, the season and series was officially put on a hiatus by Dom on Twitter.[1]

On February 17, 2017, the season and series will resume, with its first nine episodes to be re-uploaded on the new Aphmau Fantasy channel. 

Development and Production

October 2016

Dom, better known as Jason created a Twitter account after months of wait. He tweeted an image of the thumbnail of the brand new series. The image is a cropped photo, leaving only partial of the season title "Realm Pr." Several viewers then replied on the post, with no avail on the actual name. However, a viewer discovered the full title at the by looking at the corner of the image, which Dom confirmed and congratulated the viewer.

One of the most notable names sent was Realm Princess, but this was later proven false. He also added that Aaron will not be returning nor will he voice any of the upcoming characters. Lastly, he mentioned that he will focus more on the production and story.

Whilst on Twitter, Dom answered questions from subscribers about Relics and its connections to their persons. One viewer asked him on Aaron's reckless and thought process by approaching Zane with his sword instead of using the relics embedded inside him. He then replied, "Relics cannot be removed from hosts when they're dead. Aaron was using his medallion to remove the relic from Zane unwillingly." He also included on the reasoning as to why the Relic that Ivy had was easily removed was because of the Relic not completely embedding inside her and her inability to fully control it. 

On October 17th, Dom posted a photo on his progress on Phoenix Drop via burning down the humongous trees. Along with the post, he mentioned the original Phoenix Drop from the first season was built by Jess. He was also responsible for the overgrown trees in the second season. 

Dom answered questions from subscribers as to who built the guard house, Kawaii~Chan's home, and the origin of Kiki's barn and home; The two former were built by Aphmau, however, Kiki's barn was a schematic from Planet Minecraft to which he showed displeasure as the size of the barn was too large for Phoenix Drop. Aphmau then responded by saying, "Hey it was awesome!"

Dom is currently not in charge of creating the thumbnails with Will (KamiWasa) is responsible for the 3D art. However, when he did work on the thumbnails, he taught himself to use Blender and Cinema 4D programs. 

On the same day, Dom posted an image on the updated Bright Port, which is now the home the new Guard Academy. The photo included a spoiler to the right as a mass of Obsidian is at the center. Dom is also very skilled in coding as he responsible for several of the mods and custom made objects. 

On October 20th, Dom posted the upgraded home of Kawaii~Chan and Dante. The house supplies more of Kawaii~Chan's signature colors of pink and white with a glimpse of Aphmau's new house seen in the background. However, the biggest reveal was the timeskip at the beginning of the season. The time skip would be about 3-ish years, not nearly as long between the first and second seasons. 

Aphmau will continue to write every individual episode of the new season. On Dom's long post, he talked about Aphmau's writing process and the amount of scripts she writes per week, which is about 4-6 scripts and a total of 14-20 pages per script, and 56-120 pages per week. Aphmau begins her writing process after her kids, Joseph and Julia, are asleep. He included that writing is his not best forte and is the manager and producer of BluJayStudios. Lastly, he finished the day by explaining that his skills are more suited at editing and tech. He works on these while Aphmau is writing the episodes. 

On October 21st, Dom posted a new photo of the completed Phoenix Drop. 

On October 26th, Dom showed a small clip of the trailer of the season. He is currently editing the trailer, as well as the new characters, skins, and more.

November 2016 

On November 2nd, Dom updated his followers that his work on the season has not been completed, with a confirmation of the trailer premiering in a few days. While working on the trailer, he and the production team discovered a missing part for the season and the previous mods used for the series were out of date. He added that he is working on updating the mods to use in the new season.

On November 3rd, Dom posted a photo of the third season with a hint of the season trailer premiering the next day, November 4th.

The following day, the trailer for the new season was uploaded on Aphmau's channel, but the video was made private minutes after; a handful of subscribers were able to view the video before it was taken down. The tweet also entails the season is premiering the following Sunday, November 6th.

An hour later, the video officially premiered. The trailer focused on the village of Phoenix Drop, which has been rebuilding its structure over the years. The camera focuses on the new additions of the village, with several familiar faces in the scene. The camera then focused on Aphmau, who is struggling with amnesia over her role of Irene. Garroth, who continues to lie his loyalty to Aphmau and his home. Katelyn, who has now become the new leader of a faction, the Dragon Ward; however, Garroth does not approve of the faction due to the infamous Jury of Nine incidents. A new character, who voices on making his father proud and saving his man. Lastly, a tarnished Laurance, who now resides in the Nether. 

The camera then follows a sequence of several characters. Aphmau is left with an astonished loon on her face, a chase in the Nether, an older Nekoette~Tan wielding dual swords and protecting Dante from something, Levin running in the forest with an Iron Sword, Travis visiting a well lit cave, Aphmau walking back to the village after visiting the Irene statue as the title of the season appear on screen.

Then, more collection of scenes occurs: Guards running outside, Yip and Donna conversing, Zoey looking above from the Yggdrasil Tree, Kawaii~Chan, and Kiki preparing a celebration, Aphmau bringing the new character to Travis, a scene in the Nether, and lastly, the Nether Portal opening once again.

The trailer officially revealed the title of the season "The Realm Protector," which was simply known as "Realm Protector." The season is set to premiere on November 6th.

On the same day, Will, better known as KamiWasa, said that the filming has already commenced. He added that as the thumbnail designer for the season, he will be adding the Annoying Dog in each thumbnail. This is true in the third episode as an Annoying Dog can be seen in the Nether Portal behind Shad.

On November 5th, Will posted an update on the first episode with Chicken Shaman Castor on fire via lavafall. Several of the production team replied to the photo, Aphmau jokingly hinting that the first episode will primarily focus on Castor and only him, while Dom added that the episode is near completion.

On Twitter, Dom revealed some spoilers to several characters. He described Laurance as a complicated beast, hinting that not all characters are good or evil. Travis will receive a story arc, following from the second season. Dom said, "Travis? If you know his story from S2 you can pretty much understand where he'll be from the get-go in S3. Runs in the family." Several followers were worried about the possibility of Travis dying due to the fate of both of his parents. However, Dom quickly answered with, one of Travis' parents still "alive."

Following the spoilers, Dom then explained that Aphmau is going to the write the episodes, while he steers the season. Additionally, he confirmed once again that Aaron will not return, even going far as disagreeing the development of Aaron in the second season, and he would like to focus more of the story. Due to Aaron's development, several characters were shelved in order for a lot of the events to unfold, and want to fix the mistakes of the previous season. However, contrasting Dom's comment on Aaron's official departure, Aaron's voice has made a return.

The first episode is around 30 minutes, but Aphmau and Dom had to stay up the next day to complete the episode, with an extra hour to edit because of Daylight Saving Time. The next day, November 6th, Dom confirmed the episode is to be completed and uploaded within the next few hours. At 30 minutes, this episode is the second longest episode of the series, only behind the 100th episode of the first season. Around 2:00 pm, the episode is exporting and uploading. The first episode of the season premiered on November 6th, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

Hiatus

A month after the episode, "Her Judgement" aired, Dom, on Twitter, announced the series and season to be put on a hiatus.[2]The performance of the seventh, eighth, and ninth episodes were too low and Dom petitioned for the season to be put on hold.[3]The ninth episode doing worse in views compared to a video of the game Princess Nom Nom. Despite his love for the series, he decided that he could not risk his teams' livelihood on doing a series people do not watch, with ultimately deciding to shelve the series.[4]

Although the season is put on hold, BluJay Studios will continue to push out series that matches their genre MyStreet: Emerald Secret, the fourth season of MyStreet, an example of this.

Revival

A day after the series' hiatus announcement, Dom went on Twitter to ask the viewers on creating a second channel dedicated to more fantast roleplay series, such as Minecraft Diaries and Dreams of Estorra.[5]

On February 17th, Aphmau's new channel, Aphmau Fantasy, uploaded a video introducing the channel explained by Aphmau and Castor. The two will be the head on creating and writing the episodes, so it would be easier to help Aphmau manage the new channel. Although episodes will be uploaded less frequently, once a week, the support from the viewers will heavily fuel the channel. The first six episodes of Dreams of Estorra and the first nine episodes of the third season of Minecraft Diaries will premiere on this new channel with new episodes premiering later on.[6]

On February 19th, 2017, the first episode of the season was uploaded on the Aphmau Fantasy channel.

As of March 4th, 2017, new episodes are airing regularly on Saturdays.

Starting from Family Matters, episodes are now airing on Fridays, instead of Saturdays.

On May 16th, 2017, Jason announces that he is no longer heading the direction for this season. So things he has said in the past may not be set in stone.[7] He expressed that nothing bad has happened, but he is mostly focusing on the fifth and sixth seasons of MyStreet and the finale of the second season of MyStreet Phoenix Drop High.[8]

Episodes

Before its hiatus, episodes were relatively uploaded each 3-5 days. However, after the decrease in viewership, episodes were uploaded between 7-10 days. 

The series was revived on February 17, 2017 and will resume its run once the first nine episodes have aired on Aphmau Fantasy. These re-uploaded episodes followed a 2-day cycle with episodes uploaded back-to-back. 

For the purpose of the revived series and organization, episodes 1-9 will be listed twice as there are two episode links available.

Episode Title Posted Date Duration External Link
1 "A Goddess Divine" November 6, 2016 29:03 A Goddess Divine
2 "The Nether" November 10, 2016 30:22 The Nether
3 "Our Daughter" November 13, 2016 20:26 Our Daughter
4 "Dante's Brother" November 16, 2016 19:30 Dante's Brother
5 "Heart of Darkness November 21, 2016 17:57 Heart of Darkness
6 "A Talk with Shad" November 30, 2016 18:25 A Talk with Shad
7 "Irene's Mission" December 4, 2016 17:16 Irene's Mission
8 "Baby Alina's Power" December 14, 2016 15:36 Baby Alina's Power
9 "Her Judgement" December 21, 2016 16:34 Her Judgement
Revived Series
1 "A Goddess Divine" February 19, 2017 29:03 A Goddess Divine
2 "The Nether" February 20, 2017 30:22 The Nether
3 "Our Daughter" February 22, 2017 20:26 Our Daughter
4 "Dante's Brother" February 23, 2017 19:30 Dante's Brother
5 "Heart of Darkness February 25, 2017 17:57 Heart of Darkness
6 "A Talk with Shad" February 26, 2017 18:25 A Talk with Shad
7 "Irene's Mission" February 28, 2017 17:16 Irene's Mission
8 "Baby Alina's Power" March 1, 2017 15:36 Baby Alina's Power
9 "Aphmau's Judgement" March 3, 2017 16:34 Aphmau's Judgement
10 "The Keeper's Son" March 4, 2017 16:48 The Keeper's Son
11 "A Demon's Curse" March 11, 2017 14:13 A Demon's Curse
12 "Warm Welcome" March 18, 2017 15:25 Warm Welcome
13 "Family Matters" March 24, 2017 19:31 Family Matters
14 "Not Forgotten" March 31, 2017 14:23 Not Forgotten
15 "Shad and Irene" April 7, 2017 18:32 Shad and Irene
16 "Travis' Past" April 14, 2017 16:23 Travis' Past
17 "Sneaky Baby" April 22, 2017 13:50 Sneaky Baby
18 "They Aren't Safe!" April 28, 2017 16:04 They Aren't Safe!
19 "I Have To Know" May 3, 2017 18:35 I Have to Know
20 "What's Left?" May 12, 2017 16:20 What's Left?
21 "Aaron & Aphmau's Relationship" May 19, 2017 23:52 Aaron & Aphmau's Relationship
22 "Aaron" May 26, 2017 14:44 Aaron
23 "Aaron's Soul" June 2, 2017 21:36 Aaron's Soul
24 "A Wedding Dress" June 9, 2017 16:15 A Wedding Dress
25 "Hero In Disguise" July 14, 2017 16:16 Hero in Disguise
26 "Leave Her ALONE!" July 22, 2017 17:01 Leave Her ALONE!
27 "Her Voice Within" July 28. 2017 18:41 Her Voice WIthin
28 "Emmalyn Kills..." August 4, 2017 22:08 Emmalyn Kills...
29 "She is Irene" August 11, 2017 19:21 She is Irene
30 "Zane's Wrath" August 18, 2017 16:14 Zane's Wrath
31 "The Truth" August 25, 2017 15:52 The Truth
32 "Aaron's Sword" September 1, 2017 18:39 Aaron's Sword
33 "Aphmau Goes Alone" September 8, 2017 18:14 Aphmau Goes Alone
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Trivia

  • All characters are now fully voice-acted. 
  • The introduction of Shad marks the third time a member of the Divine Warriors is seen in person.
    • His human form is revealed to be Aaron's body, which he now uses as a vessel 
  • This marks the first time the Yggdrasil Forest debut on-screen. 

References

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