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!
I made a little timeline of how I used to draw Gabe, Stefan, and Noland a couple nights ago, because I was avoiding doing homework. -u-b HAVE A GANDER, IF YOU LIKE...
Gabe's shirt in that 2010 pic cracks me up, it's so lame. Speaking of 2010 Gabe, when I first made Gabe, I wasn't expecting to draw him with a beard very often... it was supposed to be a once in a while thing, haha. xD; These days I get confused if I see Gabe without his beard, haha. :V
Stefan hasn't really changed much, over the years... I started drawing his hair a little differently in 2012, and also learned how to draw suits that year, so 2012 onward he looks roughly the same as he always has. xD; I'm kind of stubborn with character designs, I don't like to change them too much...
Noland's timeline looks like a progression chart for the size of his eyebrows. (??)
Between Stefan, Gabe and Noland, I think Noland has changed the most in design even though I've only had him since 2013. :V It'll be his "2nd birthday" in a couple months, actually...!
I always intended for Noland to be a little bigger than some of my other characters, but I think originally he was supposed to be more muscular and mature looking. IDK HOW HE TURNED INTO A BLOB OF CUTE, IT JUST KIND OF HAPPENED... I probably need to tone down how cutesy I draw Noland, in fact;;; I'm still working on his design, it's not 100% there yet. I actually still rather like that sketch from 2013/2014, and in some ways that's what I imagine when I think "Noland."
Another thing that's given me the most difficulty with Noland is his hair. ;0; I think I can finally almost draw it...??? Idk it kind of looks like a hilarious curly blob these days, but oh well. Noland's hair has this weird special place in my heart, though... he was the first character that I decided to give short hair. 8D SHORT HAIR USED TO BE REALLY HARD FOR ME TO DRAW, OKAY, DON'T BOTHER ME.
Anyways, yeah. Also, I made a comparison of how I used to draw kissing to how I draw kissing now... again, to avoid doing work:
The images on the right are from this kiss meme I did in 2012. This actually really surprises me because I feel like 2012 wasn't really all that long ago...!!! But I guess it was actually 3 years ago. I drew that kiss meme around this time of the year, in fact.
A random factoid about me is that I used to have this "kissing page" in one of my sketchbooks, where I'd practice drawing kissing and add to it every year or so. I stopped around 2012 or early 2013, but yeah. It's been interesting to see how I've changed the way I draw profiles and kissing. :M
OKAY, gotta cut these footnotes (?) short and get to class now. THANKS FOR VIEWING!
I've been on a Stefan and Gabe kick, these past couple days. (I mean, when am I NOT, BUT.....) This mainly happened because I figured out some stuff that helps me draw Gabe's hair a bit more easily. And when I draw Gabe, I end up drawing Stefan, too;;;
BUT YEAH, HERE YOU GO.
GABE, I'VE MISSED BEING ABLE TO DRAW YOU...
It turns out these drawings helped me understand how to draw Gabe's hair more than I intended. :^D I've been doodling Gabe in class and figured out a good place to start and the general flow I want to go in when doing his hair. SO THAT'S GOOD... Idk if you can tell, but it's a little less pointy than it used to be, and kind of goes back instead of sticking straight up. But whatever, it works for me. It's like 1020930813 times easier for me to draw Gabe with some semblance of consistency, now, than it was before.
I also decided to mess around with Gabe's piercings, a little. :V I kind of like these studded eyebrow piercings more than the eyebrow rings (?) that I normally draw him, so you'll probably be seeing me draw these studs more often. And I like the lip ring, too, but idk I'll probably be switching back and forth between that and his usual lip piercing.
I just really wanted to draw Gabe with a cat.
SO IN MY MIND (which I guess is canon), Gabe really likes animals. He more or less tries to keep it a secret (or act indifferent about animals), but Kasey knows his "secret" and always sends him cute animal videos and photos and he freaks every time 'cause DANGIT KASEY THESE ANIMALS ARE TOO CUTE STOP IT.
/I have no idea where that sentence was going.
Sometimes he goes with Stefan to the animal shelter (?) to look at the cats/etc to pet them and stuff, but he never actually gets a pet for himself. He doesn't think of himself as responsible enough to take care of a living thing all on his own. And even when Stefan and Gabe end up living together, they don't end up getting a pet because Stefan's not particularly partial to animals. :V
Stefan pointing at absolutely nothing. I actually drew this because I wanted an updated body ref for Stefan. Often times, I can't decide if Stefan looks skinny or if he looks fit. He's supposed to look fairly healthy, I guess, but not particularly muscular like Gabe;;;
One day, I'll learn how to properly draw hands on hips.
NEXT PICTURE'S KIND OF FANSERVICE-Y... but I liked how it came out, so SORRY. If it's a problem for anyone, I'll take it down, haha.
You know, I don't really know how this picture is more fanservice-y to me than the body reference of Stefan that I linked to above, besides the pose... I feel like I post dudes in their underwear all the time. IDK HOW THAT HAPPENED...!
Anyway, yeah. Thought I'd test my GABE SKILLS, and somehow this came out pretty decent. ???? The arm on the right came out kind of wonky because idk what I was doing, but everything else looks better than what I'm used to, haha;;;
I used a ref to some degree, maybe that's why this came out better than I expected.
Another WIP for this pic. I finished coloring Stefan and Gabe, yaaay!! *U*b Initially I was worried that I wouldn't like how this looked soft shaded, but I'm actually pretty happy with it. Now all that's left is the background................
I'm gonna need to do some practice sketches with the background before I dive into coloring it. WISH ME... LOTS OF LUCK....
Gabe likes making Stefan embarrassed.
Actually, Stefan likes being flirty with Gabe, too, but he doesn't do it nearly as often.
Wanted to practice drawing some kissing. The most frustrating thing about drawing kissing is the LIPS! Of course. The difficult things about drawing kisses is that I want to draw kissing a little more intimately than cartoon (? or drawn?) kisses usually looks, but
1) Real lips are soft and pillow-y (?), and it's SO HARD TO PUT THAT INTO A DRAWING. It's a lot easier to portray kissing like this (which is the sort of thing I usually opt for when I have to draw kissing), but it takes away from the part of the kiss where lips get all smooshed. THE SMOOSH FACTOR... SEEMS IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW. (?? I've never actually kissed someone, so I wonder if I'm even qualified to talk about kissing like this. HAHA;;;)
2) Lips get really small when people kiss. ???? Like, look how small and higher up the lips get in this pic. Well, the girl's lips, at least. IT THROWS ME OFF THAT LIPS CAN CHANGE SIZE LIKE THAT....;;; And then I can't tell if I'm drawing the lips right or not. AGSLKFB! Yeah.
So that's how I feel about drawing nice kisses. I think these came out pretty good for me, though. Also, I used a ref for the top drawing. :^M
Also, sorry I haven't gotten around to judging my challenge yet. I have a lot of work to do this week, but spring break is NEXT WEEK!!! So I'll definitely let y'all know by then. >:V Have a great life!
I never know what to title these dumps because there's usually no surrounding theme or anything... ANYWAY, drawing dump time. I feel like I just posted one, but I guess that was actually like a week ago. :O
ALSO, thanks, to everyone who joined my challenge!! I'll go and comment on everyone's piece, and then I'll decide on the winners. I'll try to finish that up by next week! c:
Katsucon made me want to draw some SSB fan art. This is coming out strangely cartoon-y, though, not entirely sure how I feel about it right now. Maybe it'll look good in the end, idk. INCONSISTENT!
The Pit I've drawn here is so different from the whiny-pouty-Pit I used to draw in 8th grade. :I MAYBE SSB4 PIT IS DIFFERENT FROM SSBB PIT, LIKE... THEY HAVE DIFFERENT VOICE ACTORS. So there.
There was a text post going around on tumblr, which made me think TEENS IN FORMAL WEAR. WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA. So yeah, here's Ned and Jack going to some dance together.
Idk why Jack is looking so short, lately... originally, Ned wasn't supposed to be that much taller than him. But idk, there is a visible height difference between them... so this is probably actually right, haha. Jack's like 5'8 or 5'9, btw, while Ned's at least 6 foot.
PruexNolandxPillow, OT3. (I-i'm just kidding, don't bother me;;;)
I just wanted to draw Noland and Prue being snuggle bums. :V Prue looks too different with her hair down, though, I can't get used to it;;;
Still waiting on the day when I have the energy and time to type a big post about Noland and Prue, and probably also some about Chrystal and just Teach Me Something Good in general. :I
I guess I'll just say here that even though Noland isn't romantically interested in Prue, the two of them do, like...cuddle, hold hands, and sometimes kiss. But it never reaches a sexual point. Also, Prue is romantically interested in Noland, but understands that he doesn't have the same objectives as she does. She's also let Noland know how she feels, but doesn't try to pressure him or their friendship in any direction that he doesn't want it to go.
Idk, they're basically just very open about their feelings and communicate with each other a lot to let each other know what they're thinking about and also what they want to do as far as romantic interaction goes.... idk if this is making any sense, but yeah. Noland and Prue have a fairly intimate relationship, but neither of them see themselves as dating the other or anything like that.
Yeah. There's the poorly written abridged version of that.
Thought I'd try to figure out the flow of Gabe's hair, one night. :V I pretty much traced these photos to help me get the gist of the flow. I'm not really sure if I like how fluffy Gabe's hair is in these, but idk, it's definitely interesting... I feel like I'm slowly getting closer to THE KEY THAT WILL UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF GABE'S HAIR.
...but in the meantime, I'll just be drawing it like I always do. B)
I just... really like drawing Noland with pillows. And also drawing Noland in his underwear, apparently. I'M SORRY, I JUST THINK BOXER BRIEFS LOOK KIND OF CUTE AAAAAAH WHEN DID I GET SO PG-13;;;; But uh, yeah. Anyway, pillows. I really like pillows, so I kind of gave Noland my love for pillows. YOU UNDERSTAND, RIGHT, NOLAND? A NICE FLUFFY PILLOW IS A WONDERFUL THING.
I really liked how this looked while I was drawing it, but now that I look back on it, Noland looks a little too young. BUT I MEAN, HE KIND OF ALWAYS DOES... look too young, I mean. I swear he's 33, he's just... a human fluff pillow...............
Mr. Hanekoma from The World Ends With You. I kind of just wanted to see if I could draw him. :V While I was drawing him, though, I realized he looked weirdly similar to Leorio from Hunter x Hunter. Is this some sort of anime/Japanese trope that I'm not aware of...???
YEAH, ANYWAY, have a great week and stuff. I wish I had better ways to end my posts, haha. xD:;
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