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!
Hey, guys! Happy couple days after thanksgiving, for you American people! :^D And happy Sunday for everyone else, I guess. It's weekly-ish sketch and stuff dump time! 8D
I'm still going through a Gabe crisis. Idk what's up with his face, it just all feels all off balance. ;u; I think I've been drawing his chin too big, or something. I had that problem last year, too... so maybe if I work on fixing his chin, everything else will be okay. -u-;
Stefan thinks he's so cool, and he's so wrong.
TRYING TO PRACTICE GABE'S HAIR! I figured out some stuff on how to draw his normal hairstyle, which is good... and then I drew him in his short hairstyle, because why not. I sometimes feel bad for Gabe, because the short hairstyle is probably what I was actually going for when I first designed him, but just didn't know how to draw it. And now he's stuck with this hilarious spiky-fwoosh hairstyle, instead. OH WELL, GABE, OH WELL...
There are times when I actually like Gabe's hairstyle, but now is not one of those times. :V
I haven't drawn Noland in a while, so here's a doodle thing. Noland sometimes reads during his lunch break. :m I also kind of imagine the high school he works at to look like my high school, because it's the only high school I know. -u-b Fun Fact!: Don't smoke on school grounds, Noland, it's against the rules.
/not actually a fun fact
I always want to do a full drawing of Noland, but every time I start one, I end up hating it. orz Noland is really fun for me to doodle, but doing detailed drawings of him just doesn't work for me. ;u;
My sis bought the new Smash Bros game, so I got to play that this weekend. *u* Little Mac is really fun to play
(a-and I just think muscle boys in shorts are cool, okay), but his recovery is SO BAD HHGHH. Horrible. I try to avoid edges as much as possible with Mac. orz
I feel like I draw his face cuter than it is in the game, though. Nintendo gave him like the WACKIEST EXPRESSIONS POSSIBLE... OR SOMETHING.
Still sad that Roy's not back in the game, though I knew they wouldn't bring him back. "orz ROY... MY BOY... IF THEY'RE BRINGING BACK MEWTWO AS DLC, THEY SHOULD DO THE SAME FOR ROY AAAAAGHGHGHDKLSKFJAF yeah.
...SO YEAH, gotta go do work now. Thanks for reading, bro! :V
No introduction, this time. ART DUMP A-GO.
This is actually from several weeks ago! :V I was trying to get better at drawing Kotetsu. Yep.
This is related to O. J.'s backstory/etc, and since I want to use him for role play stuff, I don't really want to give too much away... ;u; But uh. This is what he dresses like when he's not performing on stage and stuff. Yeah.
Some head stuff. I wanted mainly to practice drawing Prue's face. I have trouble drawing her. "orz For some reason, she looks really different with her hair down. :V
I stuck Stefan in there so I could compare his and Prue's faces, sine I used to draw them really similar.
(Sorry about Gabe's gesture, I can remove it if you need me to! :V)
These were some redraws from this thing! Yeah. Expressions are like my favorite thing to draw! 8^D I wanted to see if I've gotten better at drawing them and stuff. Angry expressions used to be really difficult for me to draw, but I think I'm getting better. Serious-angry is still pretty difficult, though. Idk. I'll figure it out eventually. :V
O. J. doesn't believe in shirts, or something.
I keep drawing O. J. in basically the same clothes, but with different patters. orz WHATEVER, IT'S FUN.
This is also the first time I lined something traditionally in a long while. Lining can be fun, but my pens don't really like drawing over the pencil sketch. 8D;
Some Vanity Fanfare expressions. :V I still don't know anything about her backstory. I thought drawing her would help me think of something, but EH...
More Gabe. I HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE DRAWING HIS HAIR!!! It just doesn't look like how I want it to. D: I have a pretty easy time drawing his short hairstyle for when he's older, but idk... for some reason, his current hairstyle has to be so PRECISE. And if I draw something a little incorrectly, it just makes him look weird. orz Idk what's up.
And yep, that's what I've got for you today. :V Thanks for viewing, as alwayzzzzz.
While I was working on this, I jotted down some notes about paneling that I noticed from reading some mangas and stuff. :V Idk, this probably won't make much...
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HEY, it's been a while...! I'm really behind on posting art from my tumblr to theO... orz And since I can only do 10 pictures per post, here's the 10 most recent things I've drawn. :M You can scroll through the weird place that is tumblr if you're interested in seeing my other doodles and things I haven't posted since my last art dump thing. c:
Also, I also hope these art dumps aren't getting on anyone's nerves, for some reason... If you have an idea of how I can post my sketches and unfinished drawings that would be more appealing to you, just tell me! *u*;
Idk how easy it is to see, but the top (visible) hand is Noland's hand, and the one underneath it is Prue's (not that I gave any indication that it was hers;;;)
I worry for Prue, for a couple reasons: 1) I FEAR SHE'S SLOWLY TURNING INTO A CONVOLUTED SELF INSERT... Sometimes I just want to smoosh Noland's face. So I draw Prue smooshing his face. This is not the first time this has happened.
2) Her personality is really kind of vague... I have a Charahub profile of her with her personality, and it makes sense in theory... but I have trouble thinking through things like I want her to, and have trouble writing what her speech should sound like. ;0; Sometimes I want her to sound articulate and intelligent, but then she comes off too much like Stefan; and then I want her to be sharp with some casualness, but then she comes off kind of similar to Chrystal (???). IDK, I WANT HER TO BE SOMEONE WHO SEEMS RESPECTABLE, BUT NOT ASKING FOR RESPECT LIKE STEFAN IS!! Her similarity with Stefan is my main issue, here, really. orz
I like how this whole paragraph is about Prue, even though the picture is of Noland. NOLAND IS A MARSHMALLOW. THE END.
Barnaby (from Tiger and Bunny)'s birthday was on Halloween, so I drew this. ...Yeah.
I've started doing sketches with the brush tool on SAI, which is actually quite a bit of fun. *u*
So yeah. Prue. Despite my previous worries regarding her, there are some good things that I'm figuring out about her. I figured out some time ago what kind of face shape to give her! :D I'd been drawing her with the same face shape as Stefan, which kind of bothered me because she was just being too similar to Stefan. (In fact, in her very early designs, she used to wear a suit..... HM.... but she had blonde hair, back then.) I'm also starting to understand her fashion sense a bit more. I haven't really given her any variation in her pants, so far, but she seems to like wearing long, almost dress length shirts; and scarves/turtlenecks/things covering her neck. Still kind of experimenting with her clothes, though.
I WANTED TO PRACTICE DRAWING BACKS, but mostly I wanted to draw Gabe in stupid shorts, I'm sorry.
Backs are hard to draw.
I'll try to limit the pointless fanservice. 8D;
I wanted to draw some blushy Nolands. 8D
but I mean, when don't I draw that
These were actually going to be sort-of responses to comments I've gotten before, about Noland. Out of my characters, I think Noland would be the one to most appreciate the nice comments about him that some people online give. xD
Noland's hair has gotten so fluffy, these days. I think I've gotten a pretty good handle on it, though. I STILL HAVE YET TO TRY AND INK IT, HOWEVER... I'm really iffy about inking Noland's hair, because it almost never looked right, before. ;u;
HAVEN'T STEGABE'D IN A WHILE.... *u* I've kinda been in a drawing rut of sorts and just doing doodles and stuff, but I feel like I'm getting some motivation back. :D I'm also pretty happy with how this came out... I always have trouble drawing cheek kisses, and I don't know why!!! The lips in kisses are just difficult to draw, in general. :T Lips are kind of like pillows in that they're smooshy (?), but it's hard for me to portray that pillow-y ness in a drawing. orz
I used this as a sort of ref for Gabe's head and nose, but kind of ended up winging it somewhere along the way. :V;;
One of my alternative ideas for O. J.'s outfit when I was designing him was a big, fluffy jacket. I ended up not going with this outfit as his official design because I wanted his arms and tattoos to be visible, but I thought it would make a nice alternative outfit. :^D
YOU THOUGHT THERE WOULD ONLY BE ONE STEGABE PICTURE IN THIS POST.
I really enjoy drawing Gabe being embarrassed. :,V He's so cocky all the time, it's kind of a nice change of pace. Stefan's cocky, too, but he's a different kind of cocky. :m ...I'm saying this, as if I don't draw bashful Gabe very often. I probably have posted several pictures of him being bashful.....
There will be a nice moment of Bashful Gabe coming up in this, as well. IF I EVER GET AROUND TO SCANNING THE DANG PAGES. SOMEONE! REMIND ME! TO DO THAT! ;U;
I'm not sure when the next time I'll have a finished picture up because I kind of forget whether or not I've been working on anything.... MEH. I haven't done a traditional pic in so long, either... ""orz I WANT TO DO STUFF, BUT...
Anyway, see y'all around! I might've come up with a title for the ~*~fashion world~*~, so I'll try to create that when I can.
Thanks for reading my stupidly long posts! ;3;
HEY GUYS, IT'S A SKETCH DUMP THAT'S NOT JUST STEFAN, GABE, AND NOLAND! I mean, it's mostly them. But whatever. *U*;
I've been bizarrely obsessed with trying to make my characters look more consistent, so did some practice drawing Noland. I still hate inking Noland's hair... I think he came out looking fairly close to how I want him to look in the sketched drawing, but I drew his neck larger than I wanted to, in both of them... RARGH.
it's not a good thing that I'm so fixated on this consistency thing. I'm thinking I should just deal with the fact that the way I draw my characters is going to keep changing. :V;;; I did draw some good Nolands on lined paper the other day, though... Maybe I'll post them sometime this week. :m
I asked someone to draw Danny for me on Gaia, and they asked me for some of his outfits... So I drew some outfits. :V
I FORGOT THAT DANNY IS FUN THOUGH, GUYS. Danny's and Gabe's interactions are pretty fun to think about, but mostly because Danny's such a 24 year old baby snob. (???) I want to draw him and Jo some more since they are eventually a couple or whatever, but I have trouble drawing Jo... Her clothing style just doesn't come easily to me! ;u; I need to just sit down and have a day where I research clothing styles for Jo.
I want to have something Stefan and Gabe to put on my wall, so I drew this. :V IDK, THOUGH, I KIND OF WANT TO DO IT DIGITALLY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME... I haven't done something traditionally in so long. I just hate inking traditionally... Mehhhhh. ;m; And messing up a picture traditionally is so much more painful than messing up a picture digitally. PHYSICALLY TEARING OUT THE SHEET OF PAPER AND THROWING IT AWAY... IT'S... IT'S JUST SO HARD...
I'll figure something out for this, eventually.
ALSO, WHOA, STEFAN'S NOT WEARING A SUIT! This is a random note, but when Stefan "dresses up" for dates, he really just dresses down... Drawing Stefan in a not suit used to be really uncomfortable for me, but now I'm pretty used to it. *u* STEFAN'S WARDROBE HAS INCREASED SO MUCH SINCE I FIRST MADE HIM! Gabe's wardrobe, on the other hand.....;;;
OJ is really fun to draw! I think it's because I like drawing arm muscles, but I also like drawing big butts. (???? WHY WHAT IDK...;;;) I'm still kind of confused about his character, but I think he's turning progressively more and more jerkish... GAH. I wanted him to be a sort of gag character whose arrogance was silly, but now I'm not sure. Idk.
Also, I've decided to make him 19 years old. AWESOME.
WHOA, WHO'S THIS LADY? This was actually an old-ish concept drawing I did of Noland's mom, but I don't think this is going to be her final design. I think I've talked a little bit about Noland's childhood, right...? Idk. Yeah, I briefly mentioned her here.
I might be talking in really vague sentences, but here's some stuff about Noland's mom, I guess: Noland's mom isn't a bad person, but there are some weird undertones in her relationship with her son that make her appear kind of antagonistic-y. She babies Noland a lot, even when he's in high school and also as an adult. She's been fairly overprotective of him for a lot of his life, and usually had control over the kind of people Noland would associate with. (In general, Noland didn't socialize with people pther than his mom very often.) I think the main reason she "gets away" with keeping Noland on a short leash is because he's so obedient in nature, and because Noland's mom was the person he was closest to, growing up. Or something, idk. So for most of his childhood, his mom's overprotectiveness doesn't really bother him. (Well, it bothers him more and more as he gets older, but whatever I'll talk about that some OTHER TIME!) ...uh, what else to say... She's also very conservative in terms of romance and dating, and feels like she should have a fair amount of say in who Noland does and doesn't date.
...IDK WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, ANYMORE! If you've read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, she's like a softer version of Billy Bibbit's mom. I FEEL LIKE I KEEP ACCIDENTALLY MAKING WEIRD ANTAGONIST-Y MOM CHARACTERS... Like Tim's mom. Not that I really think about Tim, anymore... STEFAN'S MOM KIND OF, TOO, THOUGH...! Though to a much lesser degree. And both of Stefan's parents are kind of cold, in the first place. Gabe's mom is a nice lady, though. :V ....hm, I think that's all my mom characters...
A weird thing for me to think about Noland's mom is that since she had Noland when she was 19, and Noland was born in 1980, Noland's mom is younger than my dad............................ My dad was born in 1960, by the way. BUT UH. YEAH.
SO. UH. I WAS THINKING IT WOULD BE FUN TO DRAW LIKE A BOXING/FIGHTING CHARACTER. So I drew Gabe as a fighter dude, because yeah.
I TRIED REALLY HARD TO MAKE HIS ABS MAKE SENSE, THIS TIME!! The arms, on the other hand... I'm making up my own anatomy, I'm sorry. orz I'm also not sure about the perspective on the arm on the left, but I'm just rolling with it. THIS POSE DOESN'T EVEN LOOK THAT COMPLEX, WHY DID IT TAKE ME SO LONG TO DRAW IT?? ;U;
Gabe's hair looks different every time I draw it. -u-b Idk, I kind of like how it came out, though.
OKAY, NOW THAT I'VE THOROUGHLY DISTRACTED MYSELF FROM MY HOMEWORK... Have a nice week, y'all. :D