Planning for stories and stuff.
This is a world I made mostly for my own use, but I made it a public world anyways. I'll be posting things about story outlines, my characters, my comics (including fan comics), WIPs, ect... It's pretty much a world where I can store information and/or plan things. xD
Below are short descriptions of my stories to help you know what's going on. xD It also shows which characters are in which story, along with their extended profile if I have one made. Some stories aren't mentioned because I don't work on/think about them often. Therefore, not all of my characters are mentioned.
The link leads to the fan comic in my portfolio. If there isn't a link, there isn't a comic yet.
*Rock Band: Something Impossible: The story of a Rock Band and their adventures in music business.
Major Characters: Michka, Zack, Loyal, Dare, Rick
Important/Frequently Mentioned Supporting Characters: Damian, Tim, Dare's Aunt aka Auntie
*Of Fruits and Vegetables: 4-panel comics of the life of a 21-year-old model and his friends/workmates.
Major Characters: Tomato, Stefan, Tomato's Boyfriend aka "TB", Gabe, Janet aka Jo, Kasey, Dean
Important Supporting Characters: Danny, Leah, Mick
*Dreams: The story of a rich and pampered English boy who gets transported to the mysterious town of Dreams, and his adventures there.
Major Characters: Alcott, Luli, Ms. Marigold
Important Supporting Characters: Shinitsu, Annabelle, and others that are to be decided.
**Annabelle's and Ms. Marigold's profiles are in the same post.**
Story Dialogues: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1
*My Dear Princess: The story of an orphan child, a princess, and friends who's home country's peace is threataned by the evil prince of a country that was thought to be nonexistant. (CONFUSING. xD)
Major Characters: Isaac, Charlotte, Rinchu, Segran, Lucia, Nicholay, Faida, Hrafn, Falorin, Gaelnis
Important Supporting Characters: To be decided.
*Foreigner: An alien boy sent to Earth to destroy the human race finds himself in Los Angeles California, befriends a human girl, and gets involved in crazy advetures.
Major Characters: Kor, Gliding Eagle
Important Supporting Characters: Michelle, Dailen
*A Life Like This: A written story in the perspectives of Dare, Tim, and Rick.
Major Characters: Tim, Dare, Rick, Ms. Ackart
Important Supporting Characters: See characters for Rock Band: Something Impossible.
Chapters: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten
*Teach Me Something Good: A story about a friendship between a student and a teacher. Somewhat of a spin-off of Of Fruits and Vegetables.
Major Characters: Noland, Chrystal
Important Supporting Characters: Prudence), Stefan (briefly)
*I Was a Boy, Too: A short 3-part story about Gabe when he was in high school. Optional backstory related to Of Fruits and Vegetables.
Major Characters: Gabe, William
Important Supporting Characters: DJ, Dave
*Nerdy and Jock: So there's this nerd, and this jock, and also they're boyfriends. That's it.
Major Characters: Jack, Ned
Important supporting characters: Matthew Brodney III, Dmitri, Charlotte, Jessica Marron, Lafayette, Brodney's girlfriend who doesn't have a name yet;;;
*The Adventures of Marth and Roy: Super Smash Brothers fan comic. Title is pretty self-explanitory.
Major Characters: Marth, Roy, Ike, Pit
I don't have a name for his story, but Jamal is a Kingdom Hearts fan character. I figured I'd mention him because I draw him often enough.
Also, if you want to find posts that feature a specific character, type in the URL http://theotaku.com/worlds/variousinformation/tags/[character name]. For example, http://theotaku.com/worlds/variousinformation/tags/dare will bring you to posts about Dare. :)
Enjoy Your Stay at Various Planning!
Sorry if this post is super disorganized, it's kind of crowded in the lounge right now which is making it hard for me to focus. ;u;> Anyway, here's some stuff I've drawn. I posted more doodle-y kind of stuff on tumblr, but that was just stuff on lined paper and whatever.
I've been drawing with thin lines a lot, lately. I've also been messing around with soft shading... WHICH I ALWAYS DO AND EVENTUALLY GET FED UP WITH...! But I've decided to keep it simple with soft shading, lately. :Y I've just accepted that I'll never understand crazy complex soft coloring........
Also, Ping Pong: The Animation is a gr8 anime which I highly recommend. B)
GABE. I drew this a while ago. I haven't drawn Gabe in several weeks, and I'm so out of practice. ""orz SAVE ME, SOMEONE...
But yeah, thin lines. This is actually something that Mark McGrath wore, because idk how to come up with clothing for Gabe on my own. ;u;/
Lafayette dressed as Rizzo from Grease, because why the heck not. This is the part Lafayette gets for the big school play that happens in the year that Nerdy and Jock takes place. (Though is Nerdy and Jock even the duration of a year...? Idk. It's just whatever, really.) I ALSO DECIDED THIS BEFORE GREASE LIVE WAS A THING, BTW... I ended up watching Grease Live, tho. It wasn't bad, but I kinda like the movie version more haha. :Y
But yeah. This is like the biggest part Lafayette got in theater in a while, b/c he misbehaved his freshman or sophomore year and was put on THEATER PROBATION (???) or something. He's been stuck with roles like "VILLAGER 3" for the past while. On a not totally relevant note, he usually likes playing girl characters with deeper or old fashion-y singing voices. I usually imagine this song as sort of the kind of roles he likes to play. But idk.
Some doodle of Dmitri and Lafayette. I draw them a lot lately. :U This took longer for me to draw than I wanted, though;;;
Working on coloring that sketch/line art/thing I posted a while ago. I'm stuck on Dmitri right now, though;; for some reason his skin shadow keeps coming out weird, idk.
Some doodles I did of Dmitri earlier today. This is like the first time I've drawn him in something other than that sweater or tank top of his. :U
Okay, that's all I've got. BLUGHGLUB sorry I'm so unenthusiastic right now;;; HAVE A NICE WEEKEND, THOUGH!!!
...is what I would say if it wasn't already past the new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR, ANYWAY. Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. orz The internet in my hotel room is really bad. I'm in the lounge right now where the internet is better, but there are no power outlets, which is why I haven't really been able to get on my computer. orz BUT UH... YEP. Here's some things I've drawn, as usual. :^D
THERE'S LIKE... A WEIRD AMOUNT OF LAFAYETTE IN THIS POST. I honestly did not expect to care about Lafayette as a character, I'm actually pretty surprised with how much I'm drawing him;;; HOPE Y'ALL DON'T MIND, HAHA.
Dmitri, Jessica, and Charlotte. :Y I don't draw Charlotte enough;;; IDK SHE'S DIFFICULT.
By the way, before I made Lafayette a character, I was originally considering on just rounding out the couples in Nerdy and Jock by making these three a poly relationship. :Y (LAZY) My original original plan was to have Jessica and Dmitri be a thing, and make another girl character to be Charlotte's girlfriend. But I couldn't think of another girl character... and I kind of liked Charlotte and Jessica together......... And I can't really see Charlotte and Dmitri as having any chemistry, so I don't think the three of them dating would work out. :U
Eventually I made Lafayette, with the intention of him being the "girl character" to pair with Charlotte, but FOR SOME REASON? HE ENDED UP BEING DMITRI'S FRIEND...????? Honestly I don't remember why that happened. I like Dmitri's and Lafayette's dynamic, though, so that's good. It's still canon for Dmitri to have a crush on Jessica, though. :^Y
But yeah, there's that blab. I feel like I could say more, but IN REALITY I SHOULD JUST DRAW COMICS TO EXPLAIN THESE RELATIONSHIPS. "orz
Aaand here's Dmitri and Lafayette. MAN, I HATE DRAWING DMITRI'S LEGS. Idk what it is about his stupid shorts, but they make drawings legs so asymmetrical and difficult. :^|
Someone on tumblr asked me to draw Gaius, so here we are. :^D I actually don't really like drawing FE characters. orz THE OUTFITS... ARE SUCH A PAIN.....!!!!
Drew this when I got to Tokyo. It's an outfit smilar to something I saw someone wearing. :^Y TOKYO GIRLS ARE FREAKISHLY FASHIONABLE...!!!
Also saw a girl in a winter school uniform at the train station in Tokyo, so I drew it on Lafayette for some reason. I like the color and sleeve length on the winter uniform. :^D
SPEAKING OF SCHOOL UNIFORMS...
MY INTEREST IN ANIME/MANGA/VIDEO GAMES FEELS 10000x MORE EMBARRASSING HERE IN JAPAN THAN IT DOES IN AMERICA.
It's true there's a lot more anime/manga merchandise in Japan, but it just feels so much more judge-y here if you're interested in it as an adult, and especially as a foreigner. xux/;;;;; MAYBE I'M JUST IMAGINING IT B/C NO ONE'S SAID ANYTHING... but that's just the feeling I get. "orz
Dmitri and my never ending struggle with thin lines. I like drawing Dmitri's pointy ears. :Y Stefan used to be my pointiest individual, but I think Dmitri is pointier. -u-/ (???? idk)
Some doodles of Laf and Dmitri as kids. I'm thinking of using the bottom picture's dialogue as part of a short comic with the two of them. :^D I saw a comic drawing event on tumblr for January, so I'm gonna try and participate! *U*9
Though I wonder if I should be doing other stuff, though;;; OH WELL...
Cleaned up sketch that I finished the other day! Gonna try and color this once I get back home and have a scanner, since I haven't done a finished pic of any of my characters in a while. ;o
I forgot Dmitri's tuft of hair in front of his hat when I took this picture, but I added it in. I KNOW YOU WERE JUST SO WORRIED ABOUT IT, SO... never fear. B)
Okay yeah, that's all I've got. Might start working on thumbnailing comic pages or studying vocab, since I have time before bed. :^D Thanks for viewing!
YO, sorry for not posting here in a while. orz I just kept forgetting. ;u;/ Here's some draws I've done.
I had this dream with Lafayette and Dmitri a couple weeks ago. :Y It was like... Dmitri and this random dude were super suspicious about Lafayette, because Laf was acting all sneaky for some reason and hiding in the basement all the time. Dmitri and Dude-Guy thought Laf was a werewolf or something. (???) So Dmitri kept trying to sneak into the basement to figure out what was going on. BUT! It turns out Laf wasn't the werewolf, it was actually DMITRI, and Dmitri was PURPOSELY making LAF seem SUSPICIOUS so he could go into the BASEMENT when LAF wasn't LOOKING and WEREWOLF IT UP.
Yeah, it didn't make much sense.
Oh, and Laf could talk to cats, which is why I drew him with a cat, here. :^D
I've been trying to get comfortable drawing Laf in clothing beyond just school uniforms. But. He always looks most natural in school uniforms, idk;;
A classmate commissioned me to do a watercolor painting for them! I got 35 bucks. B)
Was practicing drawing Prue a little while ago. I tried using colors I don't usually use, but idk. PURPLE! YELLOW! TEAL-ISH...??
More Prue practice. Slowly understanding how to draw her head.... slowly........
I also think I have a better understanding of her personality, now. It's kind of bothered me that her personality has pretty much just been "not very emotional" because that's so BORING! GAH! But I think if I conceptualize her as "emotionally cool" rather than like "emotionless," she makes a little more sense to me. :Y
idk if that makes sense to YOU, BUT TOO BAD.
I also started thumbnailing a short comic with her and Noland, so maybe that'll happen some day. (I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR MONTHS, BUT... OH WELL...)
Some SteGabe. I SHOULD DO A NICE FINISHED STEGABE DRAWING, THAT'S WHAT I SHOULD DO...
Laf looking TOO TALL. Idk what it is about him, but I just can't get his proportions consistent.
Also, Laf sings. Usually for musicals. Sweet.
Chibi of Brady from Fire Emblem that I did for someone on tumblr. :u
Chibi of Inigo from Fire Emblem that I also did for someone on tumblr. :uu
I ref'd the pose from here, number 4G. I wanna do some life drawingssssss guh. orz
YEAH, NOT MUCH ELSE TO SAY HERE... enjoy life, my compatriot. (?????)
Back again with more stuff. >:Y
When I drew this, I could only think about the fact that I'VE NEVER DRAWN O. J. IN FRONTAL VIEW...???? I had no idea what I was doing.
I wonder if I'll ever talk about or draw O. J.'s backstory/plot.
I don't even watch Steven Universe. BUT, UH. HERE'S SARDONYX IN SOME OUTFIT! I might move this to the Fashion Your Life world, later.
Speaking of SU, though, I'm really into this AMV even though I don't really watch the show.
THIS DRAWING KEEPS BOTHERING BECAUSE HIS HAIR IS SO UNEVEN!!! Look at the lack of hair by the ear on the left. ...But yeah, I guess this is Laf's smile, idk. (I ALMOST SPELLED THAT AS "SMYLE" WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME;;;)
Gaboooooooo. His chin's a little too long, but I like how this came out. -u-/
Legz. I like drawing legs, friends. I also really like how Stefan's nose looks, here. *u*b I also initially spelled "nose" as "NOZE" I'M HORRIBLE.
I just drew this to match the above drawing, I don't really like it as much. .3.
I tried drawing Estelle. I like her album "Shine", that's about all the songs of hers that I know.
Something I drew for a class, Idk what it's really supposed to mean. -u-/;;;;
YEP YEP. I need to do work. """"orz
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! Hope y'all are having a good time. >:Y I'm really behind on posting stuff to theOtaku, though... sorry 'bout that. orz. Here's the 10 most recent things I've drawn, starting with least recent to most recent. If that makes sense. IDK THAT'S HOW I ALWAYS ORGANIZE THESE POSTS...
I wanted to practice making my expressions have more movement!! >:U I think I'm somewhat decent at expressions, but I really struggle with HEAD ANGLES and just making my characters more fluid in general. It's something I really wanna get better at, 'cause I really like art that puts a lot of emphasis on gesture. ;u;/
HEY, IT'S THESE GUYS!!! Yeah, got the urge out of nowhere to draw Ned and Jack, one day. I started inking this and it looks oookayyyy... but I'm not entirely sure if I'm gonna finish, yet. -u-/
As I mentioned in the last post, I've been drawing Lafayette and Dmitri a lot... This is their height difference. AMAZING.
I've more or less gotten the hang of drawing Lafayette, but Dmitri's still kind of weird to draw. orz IT'S MAINLY HIS LEGS, IDK...!! Those stupid shorts he always wears just trip me up. WHAT THE HECK, MAN. Also, I know I haven't talked much about Dmitri... you can find a profile of sorts for him HERE. (My poor weebly page is so unfinished...;;)
A Stefan I drew while listening to Imaginary Folklore by Nujabes ft. Clammbon. Btw Nujabes's music is pretty cool imo, yo......... /pointless recommendation.
I tried really hard to make Stefan's lips look really nice here, but I couldn't really get them to look quite how I wanted. aaah I'm so jealous of people who can color really pretty lips. ;u;>
More Dmitri. This is where I finally started to understand how to draw his hair. >:U
I finished the line art for that Nowi drawing! Maybe I'll try to finish coloring it, today... I've already gotten like halfway there. -u-/
Even more Dmitri! I wanted to play with colors a little bit... mainly in the shadow color. I didn't have any real rhyme or reason for the colors I chose, so idk it came out kinda meh. xD; BUT WHATEVZ... I'M PRACTICING.
Average report card grades for the dudes of Nerdy and Jock + Lafayette. I was gonna include the girls, too, but I ran out of horizontal room on the paper. Idk why the football dudes are the smart ones, here.
Dmitri’s actually gets the second best grades out of the cast (after Brodney’s girlfriend who STILL HAS NO NAME). He’s really organized with his notes and studies often.
Jack gets good grades by BS-ing everything, while Brodney studies with his girlfriend/is also just a smart dude. Ned is only good at math and science, which is why his grade suffers overall.
Lafayette just literally doesn’t go to class or do homework.
(Don’t be Lafayette, kids.)
I FEEL LIKE IT'S BEEN FOREVER SINCE I POSTED ANY STEGABE!!! I still doodle them a lot on my notes... -u-/;;;
I feel like I've mentioned before, but Stefan doesn't like being called "baby" 'cause he's an old fool. ALTHOUGH THE OLDER I GET THE LESS I FEEL LIKE I CAN CALL STEFAN OLD... HE'S ONLY 30 WHAAAA.
Randomly had the urge to do some realism, the other day. Idk if this is actually what Lafayette would look like, I kind a messed up on the nose. .3.;
When I was drawing this, thouogh, I felt like Lafayette actually... looks a lot like me......... I USED TO HAVE SUPER PUFFY HAIR, TOO, but I got a haircut in the summer and now I don't. Laf's hair is like a lot more symmetrical than my hair was, though. -u-/
Yeppp. Thanks for viewing, and have a gr8 Halloween! 8D