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, 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!
HALLO, FRIENDS! Katsucon was this past weekend! It was a lot of fun, but it's good to be back and stuff. :^D I'll talk about it and post pictures in my normal blog-y world some time this week, but for now, have some drawings and WIPs and stuff.
Felt like giving another shot at one of those fake screenshot things, so here's the flats. I always draw Tomato in blue and white stripes, but I just... really like those colors on him... orz ALSO HE LOOKS SO YOUNG, SORRY FOR THE WEIRD SMALL SHOULDERS...! I didn't feel like fixing the proportions, haha;;;
Had another little crisis about Gabe's hair. Though I've definitely gotten more comfortable drawing his hair, I still think he looks kind of goofy compared to the shorter hairstyle... BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IDK, I think his stupid hair is stupidly cute...!! And it just look so Gabe, idk.
I was talking to a friend about it the other day, and she was saying his hair isn't bad, it just doesn't seem like the kind of hairstyle a 28-year-old should have. I'm thinking I might try to incorporate a haircut into Gabe's timeline... because his difficulty accepting his age is some sort of theme, or something. I mean, he still acts like and kind of likes to believe he's still in his teens or early 20's. So maybe getting his hair cut to be something (sort of a little barely) more mature can come at a point when he's more comfortable accepting his age or WHATEVER..........????? Something like that. It sounds kinda silly typed out like that, but I can see someone actually doing something along those lines... maybe............
This next thing has swearing in it and I'm a little too lazy to go and censor it, so read at your own... risk? Risk is not the right word. Reading comics is not risky.
Idk what the punchline is, just look at Jack's funny face and laugh. *u*b
I made this comic because I don't think that either Ned or Jack personally identify with any sexual orientation title, they kinda just have an "I like who I end up liking" mentality (especially Ned, who doesn't stress over his preferences like Jack does). I mean, the two of them do sort of have an underlying set of preferences that I decided on and could mention, but the two of them themselves aren't fully aware of their preferences and don't really try to define them either. So I don't think it's really that important to mention. :M
Not that there's anything wrong with definitively deciding on a sexual orientation, or anything; Charlotte identifies as pan, Brodney identifies as straight, and other characters have their own thing. Ned and Jack don't really identify as anything specific, though. :V
/some talk about something
I'll try to make the rest of the Nerdy and Jock comics that I do less orientation-related, and just about teenagers being silly. *u*b
Dmitri wears shorts forever.
Also, I still have no idea what's up with this guys hair. xD;;;
I'M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE BACKGROUND, so I added like some test colors and overlay colors to see what it'll look like. The colors actually look pretty decent, so that's good. I'm just really worried about actually doing the background... orz
WHAT IS HE DOING HERE?? I haven't drawn him in so long. If you're a long-time subscriber of mine, you may remember I drew him all the time, back in the day. The reason for his sudden reappearance is that someone was selling these really cute SSB charms at Katsucon... I was about to buy the Little Mac one, when my friend was like,
"LOOK. THEY HAVE ROY."
And I died a little because it was such a cute charm. I bought it. B) BUT REALLY, ROY MERCH IN THIS DAY AND AGE... it makes me so happy. ;u;/ So yeah, I drew this because my love for Roy was rekindled a little. *u*b
Yeah, I think Little Mac is pretty cool... I just like muscle boys, okay.
There was this one Little Mac cosplayer we saw when we were pulling into the Katsucon hotel, who was RIPPED. ...Or just had somewhat more muscle than average. I was impressed (?), because most of the other Little Mac cosplayers were just regular dudes. WHICH IS FINE, THEY JUST DON'T LOOK AS LITTLE MAC-Y. There was also this hipster Little Mac with these hipster glasses... except he was actually pretty fit, too. :B
/pointless stories from Katsu
I actually wore these big hipster glasses while cosplaying, too, idk what I'm talking about. I'M A LITTLE BLIND... orz
UH YEAH, that's all I've got for you. :^D I'M GONNA GO GET SOME FOOD NOW, BYE! *u*b
HEY FRIENDS. Katsucon is next weekend, which is exciting. *u*b If anyone's going, let me know!! We could try to meet up and whatever. :^D My sister made me a Mikoshiba cosplay, so that's who I'll be dressed as for Saturday and Sunday. She also got herself a Kashima cosplay, so we're going to be Gr8 Individuals.
Anyway, here's some stuff I've drawn. :V SWEET.
SO... I REALLY WANT TO CHANGE JO'S HAIRSTYLE. And yeah, this is Jo. WOW.
I've never really been a big fan of her old hairstyle, so I'm not nearly as sentimental about changer Jo's hair as I am about changing Gabe's ridiculous 'do. (I LIKE HIS HAIR OKAY IT'S PART OF HIM...) I even tried to change it a little, already, by making it flip up in the back, or something. But idk, it wasn't working for me... I feel like short hair will be easier for me to work with and keep her look consistent, or something.
The main problem I have with changing her hairstyle, though, is that it only increases her likeness to P!nk..... *u*;;; Being totally up front, P!nk was the main inspiration (??) for Jo, as far as the way she looks. Haha. SO YEAH... NOT 100% SOLD ON THIS, YET, BUT PROBABLY EXPECT SHORT HAIR JO.
Hey, do you remember this girl? Yeah, I finally decided to sit down and try to make a proper design for her. SO YEAH! Here's the pending design for Jessica Marron, one of the peeps in Nerdy and Jock. She's probably going to end up being Dmitri's love interest, idk. The only other characters I need to draw are Brodney's girlfriend (WHO STILL HAS NO NAME), and possibly this other girl who might be Charlotte's love interest. MAYBE I'LL GET ON THAT SOMETIME.
Anyway, yeah. Jessica. Originally I made her to be The Hot Chick because that was her purpose in my dream... (IF YOU RECALL, Ned and Jack basically came from this dream I had, haha.) She's still supposed to be The Hot Chick, but I decided some time ago that she'd be on the volleyball team, so I wanted to try to make her more on the muscular side. Idk if I succeeded, but I TRIED OKAY. ;u;/ The direction that I want to go with her is that she's athletic and likes playing sports and stuff, but she also loves girly things like fashion and make-up. Oh, and she also likes parties. She's kind of like whatever remnants I had of Clair from A Life Like This, with other stuff put in.
A random thing is that I have this voice in my head for her, which is something I don't usually come up with for characters I haven't had for a while. :V She has this kind of moderately deep voice, and KINDA TALKS LIKE A SURFER OR SOMETHING (?????)... but uh, yeah. It's just different from how I usually hear girly characters in my head... like Tomato, Kasey, and Danny, they all sound kind of generically similar to me.
/blob of blobby text.
I wanted to use MS Paint again, because I thought it'd be pretty fun. It actually was, haha. :^D I couldn't bring myself to do more than just a headshot, but inking and coloring this was surprisingly fun.
Stefan is such a pointy human.
Unlike the previous picture, I did this one on SAI using the legacy pen. It was a lot less fun, because it felt like ALL THE CHALLENGE WAS GONE. That said, I really like how I inked Noland's hair, here. *3* The shading is just okay, but the INKING. I'VE NEVER INKED NOLAND'S HAIR AND ACTUALLY LIKED IT, BEFORE. It was extremely surprising.
Drew O. J. while listening to some sparkly Katy Perry music, because O. J. is such a Katy Perry. (??)
I've mentioned before, but if you don't remember, O. J. is a pop star/rapper or whatever. I imagine he does this kind of fun, lively, over-the-top happy kind of music, with lots of random craziness going on when he performs. Even though he's an egotistical butt elsewhere, he genuinely does enjoy himself when he's performing and stuff. :V
Or I mean. I guess he did. Because he's dead and stuff. Because TWEWY.
I KIND OF SOMETIMES WANT TO TALK ABOUT O. J.'S BACKSTORY, BUT I'M NOT REALLY QUITE SURE YET AND IDK IF I WANT TO TALK ABOUT STUFF BLAHLKGHSKLDGJASF
Hope you have a great weekend and stuff! *u*b
Yeah! Happy first week of school, friends. I still need to buy one of my books;;; BUT ANYWAY, have some stuff I've drawn.
O. J. being himself. I actually like how this thing came out, it was really fun to draw. :^D Haha. I'm sometimes kind of tempted to make this his default outfit, but I don't like the fact that the big fluffy jacket covers up his arms. Mainly because I just like to draw his arms...
I was going to post this in my fashion world, but I decided not to since it's just a side view of the outfit... weh. I just wanted to draw Noland in something other than BROWN AND RED, since that's what I always draw him in. xD;
Somewhere in me, I keep thinking this picture is supposedly too "steamy" for theOtaku. Idk what that says about me. AM I TOO CAUTIOUS ABOUT THE AGE GROUP ON THEO? AM I JUST NOT ABLE TO TELL WHAT IS "STEAMY" AND WHAT IS NOT, ANYMORE...? The reason I'm even thinking about where this falls on the PG to PG-13 scale is because of Stefan's legs in the picture. :V
Although, I've drawn and posted things of varying questionable content, before, so maybe I shouldn't worry about it. Also, none of those pictures I linked are canon, anymore. *u*; Things started to get more in line with how I currently see Stefan and Gabe with this picture, which is from like... May 2012, apparently. Yeah. SteGabe before that = not cannon. SteGabe after that = basically canon.
Anyway, idk what I'm talking about, anymore. Hm. THAT WAS A NICE BLAB ABOUT NOTHING. WHATEVER THIS IS MY WORLD, I'LL BLAB ABOUT WHAT I WANT....;;;
PRUE IS SO HARD TO DRAW. What up with that, Prue. Why are you doing this to me. I'm already pretty bad at drawing two eyes, but something about the way her face is shaped makes it even more difficult for me to draw two eyes on her. I'm also not entirely sure how pretty I want to draw her face, yet... there are some pictures where I draw her face with small and pretty features, and other times where I give her more sharp, kind of harsh features. Idk, you might not notice. I'M STRUGGLING, PRUE... STRUGGLING WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. Though I'm really interested in the kind of character she is, I have the most trouble figuring her out and having a concrete way of describing her. orz
Yo, sorry for getting weirdly rant-y near the end, haha;;; xD; I JUST... WANT TO TALK ABOUT MY CHARACTERS SOMEWHERE.
Oh, I drew a couple chibis for the Nerdy and Jock cast this week, also, but I'm going to post those all as a group to my portfolio or something once I finish them. :D YAH.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEK, YOU PEEPS.
WAH, I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW.... The good news is that my professor just e-mailed me telling me she'll let me override into her class. I'm also taking fewer credits this semester, so maybe I'll have more free time.
But. Yeah. School.
I've been kind of inactive as far as drawing goes because I've been trying to finish my Virion cosplay for Katsucon (which I didn't...;;;) BUT! Here's some stuff I've drawn the past couple weeks.
KISSING! One of my greatest enemies. I think this kissing thing came out pretty good, but I'm bad at drawing kisses from different angles. Anyway, this is an actually-going-to-be-detailed-y kind of picture that I'm working on. Line arting is taking a while, but I think I can finish it up eventually. It's 11 x 17 size, so maybe I'll print this and have a lovely SteGabe poster on my wall...
I wanted a break from drawing the above picture, so I drew this thing of Noland. Not much to say about it, idk.
I wanted to draw this picture of Barnaby, because WHY NOT! Pretty boy fluffy hair Barnaby is the Barnaby for me.
Some doodles. Tried drawing Mikoshiba from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, which was... an experience...;;; WHY AM I BAD AT DRAWING ANIME BOYS.
Btw, I finished watching the Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun anime, which is FANTASTIC!!! It's hilarious and cute and I recommend it to the 9th power. (?)
I didn't know what to draw the other day, so I drew Gabe in a suit. Will most likely remain a sketch forever. :V I also forgot how to draw hands in this picture, or something;;; So yeah, sorry for the lack of COOL HANDS here.
Was suddenly in a Stefan mood, this morning. Here's a sunglasses-less Stefan looking condescendingly at you.
I'm kind of surprised when my parents recognize my characters... I was drawing Stefan some weeks ago, and my dad was like, "You like drawing that guy with the pointy chin, don't you?" I was just just happy he recognized Stefan as Pointy Chin Guy.
elricbrothersfan sort of reminded me that I should draw Ned! :V So this one's for her, haha.
Idk if Ned even looks Ned-y enough, here. I MEAN... I GUESS HE DOES...? I wish I drew more Nerdy and Jock strips, but drawing comics is just so time consuming. orz (Actually, each strip probably only takes like an hour or two, but YOU KNOW;;;;)
AND... THAT'S THE END. HAVE A GREAT LIFE. I'll be in school. ;u;b
I wish I'd stop making these art dumps SO LARGE! I should limit myself to 3 or 4 things per dump, instead of TEN.
I got some watercolor materials for Christmas! So I drew my cousin's daughter for her, because I kind of said I would back in the summertime;;; I ref'd a photo, but I don't feel like getting it onto the computer so TOO BAD FOR YOU! 8D
I want to do some other watercolor drawings, but idk what, yet. ANY... SUGGESTIONS...???
BERT. My fire emblem OC. Haven't drawn the poor guy in a while. Hopefully will draw him again soon.
LITTLE MAC. From Super Smash Bros. 4. Might make some SSB4 keychains, or an SSB4 print, if I can think of anything. :^D
Trying to figure out Dmitri's face... he's one of the characters in Nerdy and Jock. I ACTUALLY LIKE THIS GUY QUITE A BIT, NOT THAT YOU WOULD KNOW... Idk, I love drawing ANGRY FOOLS.
It's Devin! My Animal Crossing mayor! Just felt like drawing him. :V I want to play AC, but I left my DS in my dorm room... orz WHAT A FOOLISH MOVE, AKIOH...
Wanted to update Noland's body ref. His face came out kinda eh, but idk I think the body is accurate. :V IDK, I'M BAD AT THIS CONSISTENCY THING.
AAAAGH, SCANDALOUS...??? There's no meaning to this, I just wanted to draw a moody, underwear-clad Noland. I did something different with the line art-y thing, though, which was interesting! 8^D I suppose.
Jack says, "whutup."
Yeah, idk what to say about this.
steFAN WORK WITH ME i can't MESS WITH YOU if you FLIRT right BACK at ME
Gabe, stop swearing. I drew this two seconds ago, because HOOBADOOBADO! (????) I hadn't drawn this sort of scene in a while, and then it turned into this.
Stefan and Gabe are my homeboys. :^D
Idk why I decided to draw his arm like that, I have no idea how perspective is supposed to work.
ANYWAY, that's all I've got for you, today! :D HAVE A LOVELY WEDNESDAY.