Hello to everyone who happens to click on this fic! We've reached the third installment of the Total Drama Act series! If you're here from any of the fics in said series, then welcome back! If you're here for the first time, welcome as well for the first time!

I know Act II isn't done yet, but this is what I usually do. Publish when the previous one is about to head for merge, lol. This fic won't probably start in a while, but I'm not sure honestly. We'll see. XD

Reading of Act I or Act II isn't required to get invested here, but you're welcome to read them if you wish! Don't worry too much about reading this intro though, as nothing notable has been spoiled. :)

And as usual, like the other two, this will be an SYOC. Details will be at the bottom!

But for now, please enjoy!


Day 0, 8:30 AM


Total Drama Act III: Odyssey of Performance

Intro #1: The Threshold of the Third Act


Frest Ent. Building - Office

It has been roughly nine months since Total Drama Act II: Musical Power ended, and it didn't help as the ratings for both seasons stayed the same.

Don sighed in disappointment as he shut his laptop. Turning to his co-hosts that he's been with for two years, he could see that the disappointment was present within them as well.

"The same?" asked Brea, the writer and one of the hosts for the whole series. "How the hell did both seasons managed to have the same rating?"

"Maybe we went a little bit TOO overboard with Act II. Sure it was a bit more… intense than Act I, but maybe we took it way too far." Chef shrugged, leaning against his office chair. "Especially when it comes to the challenges."

"And that was all thanks to Chris." Brea muttered towards herselff, remembering that time when they went into an abandoned building only to have all sorts of mayhem happening left and right. She sat up and straightened out her blouse. "So, are we still doing Act III or are we cancelling it?"

"What are we going to do about the offer we gave to the veterans if we cancel it?" Blaineley shot at her. "They'll probably file a case of fake hope or a hoax due to us if we take the negative route and end up cancelling it!"

"What about the theater?" Don asked. "I mean, we already decided that we're gonna be doing the season here. But are we seriously leaving the theater be?"

Brea sighed as she ran a hand through the table. "The theater is being renovated. Again. I can't believe how much I'm spending due to all this renovation…"

"Who's gonna be using the theater now?" Chris asked, without putting too much emotion into his question. It was almost as if he didn't care anymore.

Brea rolled her eyes. You could tell that there was a hint of annoyance in them. She flipped her black hair to her back. "It's for the public now. Since we're not using it, might as well give it to the folks there."

"Well, do what you gotta do." Blaineley shrugged as she crossed her arms, until a question popped on her head. "I'm wondering though… who in the staff are returning?"

"Not all the interns are coming back, I think." Don answered as he opened up his laptop yet again. "I think… two or three of them have terminated their contracts while some chose to renew them."

"Just make sure that that one intern is still in jail because we for sure as hell don't need him in any way." Brea scoffed at them, reminiscing those stand-out but awful memories.

"True." Chef gave off a long sigh. "How about the judges? Are any of them coming back?"

Don skimmed through some paperwork with one hand, which were mostly their own copies of previous applications of the judges. "Maybe some of them. I haven't made contact with any of them so I'm not entirely sure about that."

"We're probably gonna need to hire some new judges if that's the case." Chris pointed out.

Chef had a hand jutting his chin. "What about we hire some of the former Total Drama contestants? You know, the ones from Island? Revenge of the Island? Or even Pahkitew? Don, maybe you could get in contact with some of the others from Ridonculous Race!"

Chris shrugged, a bit unsure if he had ever came across that idea at some point. "I have no idea what's happening to them now, or even their whereabouts honestly."

"Now that you mentioned it, me too." Don looked up towards the ceiling. "What about the contestants from Act I?"

"No." Brea quickly shook her head. "We're gonna need them for the next season. I already finalized that."

"Ah, okay. That makes a lot more sense, actually. Thank you for clearing that up." Don politely responded. "Have you guys contacted any of the veterans?"

"Yes." Blaineley answered right after Don asked his question. "They all took the offer and they're willing to compete for this next season."

"That's good, I honestly thought that they would deny it or something." Brea let out a short chuckled. "So are we going to start the audition process? And film the commercial?"

"Most likely." Don answered, and right after that, they all heard a knock from the door. "Looks like those are the producers. It's time to film the commercial then."


Studio

The five hosts stood in position, getting ready for filming for the commercial.

The cameraman cleared his throat as he set his camera into place. "We are rolling in 3… 2… 1… action!"

"Greetings, fellow viewers from all around the globe!" Don stated, giving a lively start to the commercial. "We are-"

"The hosts of the Total Drama Act series!" The five hosts all chortled in unison.

"Due to the success of the preceding seasons of the series," Chris continued.

"Namely Act I: Musical Impact and Act II: Musical Power," Chef followed.

Brea mustered off a rather convincing grin. "The producers, writers, and other staff members are preparing for the production of,"

"Total Drama Act III: Odyssey of Performance!" The five hosts stated together in unison once more.

"Even though both of the previous seasons are more focused towards musicals, we couldn't help but expand into the broader theme of music and performing arts." Blaineley added in the most formal way she could.

"Hence, we decided to name the season, Odyssey of Performance, eliminating the musical title since we're exploring even more aspects of arts and music." Brea followed, who also did so in a formal manner.

"For this season, we will be looking for eighteen fresh new faces who will be competing against each other, joining six of our ace veterans from the recently concluded season, Act II: Musical Power." Don pointed towards the camera. "And who knows, maybe you could be one of our upcoming shooting stars!"

Chris took a slight step forward with a huge smile plastered on his face. "Whether your talents be singing, dancing, acting, rapping, or even have talents that are non-musical related, don't be afraid to try out and audition!"

"So what are you waiting for?" Chef asked in a dramatic manner. "Sign up now, and don't be shy! Because once we have picked the cast, we will officially be seeing you in the big stage, here in,"

"Total Drama Act III: Odyssey of Performance!"

The five hosts gave the camera one final wave of goodbye before the camera fades to black, thus ending the first introduction to yet another season coming ahead.


Gosh, remember when I said that I will publish this at the same time I update Act II? Well, screw that. I just realized that filling up the SYOC form and the cast as a whole will probably take ages for it to complete. The app's not really… that long, but yeah, I like to give a long period of time for this one so that you guys can think thoroughly enough lol. Plus, I will definitely be busy as classes have already resumed for me, so yup. XD

The rules and app will be on my profile. Please read the rules first BEFORE submitting the app. I will have proof (the subject title of the PM, unless if I sent you the app upon request. For those who have requested, I will be sending the rules also to make sure) to see if you didn't read the rules and just scroll all the way down for the app. Trust me, it will make things easier for the both of us if the rules have been read.

As for the owners of the Act II veterans, you guys may have a bit lower chance of getting a newer OC in this season. This is so that everyone (especially newer readers of the series) gets a chance of having one in.

Submissions will be up until… the last week of January to say the least. I may extend it to the first week of February if needed. There's no specific date on when will I pick the whole cast, but I want to have at least Act II be more than halfway done once we set speed on Act III.

Okay… now time to get out of this strict act. XD Anyway, I hope you all fanfictioners enjoyed this little intro. I had a hard time making this one honestly, it was not that easy as I thought it would be, I even had to proofread and check for mistakes and errors here and there. XD You can give me your opinions about this mini intro though. XD But hey, good luck to everyone who is planning to submit! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Till next time!

-Candela