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: Noland's Adviser (not named yet), 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
*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!
YO! I'm working on a character for Kasa's TWEWY role play. HERE'S A PIC. WOW!
(Sorry some of the words got cut off. HEH HEH...;;;)
Yeah, her name... I was walking around one day, and the phrase "vanity fanfare" popped into my head. I thought to myself, "WOW! That sounds like it would have a lot of meaning, but it actually is pointless and completely nonsensical!" And so, I passed it onto this character because it matched her to a tee. Vanity Fanfare means absolutely nothing, and that's exactly the point.
SO YES. This is Vanity Fanfare (she goes by the whole phrase, not just Vanity) (??? OBNOXIOUS!), and she is basically everything that tends to moderately annoy me compiled into one character. WOW, WHAT A NEGATIVE WAY TO CREATE A CHARACTER! I thought it'd be an interesting experience to roleplay as something that I try really hard not to be. (I probably still do act like her to certain extents, but HAY, NOBODY'S PERFECT...)
So here's some stuff on this lady... PS: My intention isn't to have you agree with this character. I made her from things that I disagree with.
Sometimes I tend to create characters based on logical fallacies (?? idk, but that's how Kasey was made somehow), so Vanity Fanfare's theme is "either-or fallacy" + "slippery slope fallacy". I don't exactly know how to explain this, but the feeling I get from her is the same feeling I get from those fallacies. Like this: She has a sense of urgency that things are quickly falling into despair when they're really not (slippery slope), and that she's right while the disagreement is wrong--no leeway (either-or). Yeah. (???? AKIOH, YOU NEVER MAKE SENSE!)
It says up in that picture that she "tries really hard to be interesting." What this means is that she intentionally gives quirks to herself to try and appear unique. Examples: she wears blue eye shadow on her cheeks as blush, she speaks in long roundabout sentences when she knows how to speak normal... I got this idea from things I hear, like "wearing mismatching socks makes me more comfortable", "putting my left shoe on before my right shoe messes my whole day up", etc... I see that these things can be true, but sometimes I wonder if people actually just say these things to make themselves appear more "quirky". So I used the "quirky" assumption and applied it to this character. She intentionally does things that people ordinarily don't do JUST BECAUSE.
She also loves writing bad poetry! Like really dark, creepy, gory, violent stuff that actually has no meaning. The point behind this is that dark things and violent things (writing, poetry, art, etc) can have meaning if one makes it have meaning, but all Vanity Fanfare cares about is the aesthetic appeal rather than an underlying message. Aestheticism would be fine if that's what she was trying to portray, but instead she's claiming something has deep meaning because it's aesthetically appealing... which is a little faulty.
Also, she's super protective of her poetry, and does not take critique well. Because if you disagree with her, you're just not understanding, for her message is far too deep and philosophical for you to understand, gosh darn it!
Anther thing is that she's more or less looking for pity, praise, or any form of attention.
One last thing: Her real name is Carter Blank. Originally I was going to name her Smith, because I thought the plainness of it would be a good contrast to her extravagant pretense. (I got the idea from the book 1984, from Winston Smith. Winston = important name, Smith = common boring name.) But I like the name Carter, and it sounds more androgynous than the masculine Smith, so I went with it. I think the last name Blank is enough to give away that she’s actually pretty boring (“blank”) underneath her act.
So basically, she's a nut. WOO HOO! I've actually been wanting to make a character like this for a while. This personality, and reeeeeally long sleeves... I didn't think I'd end up combining them. xD Though I wonder how long I'll last with all of her inadequate ways of reasoning...
(Also: By "nut", I don't mean Vanity Fanfare is insane or mentally unstable. It's more like she tries to be crazy, which classifies her as a nut in my book. /weird clarification)
Her profile and backstory are still in progress, but her personality is slowly solidifying. So yay!
Right now I'm trying to refresh my memory on pins and psychs and things, which is going okay... truth be told, I was always a little iffy about it even when playing the game. xD
NOW THAT I'VE SUFFICIENTLY TALKED YOUR EAR OFF... Thanks for reading! And sorry if this character somehow offends you. One day, I'm going to offend someone for making characters with traits that I disagree with. I always feel like I'm making fun of these people. I-IT'S FINE IF YOU DO SOME OF THESE THINGS, JUST NOT ALL OF THEM AT THE SAME TIME! Vanity Fanfare is obviously an exaggeration...!
But anyway, thanks for reading, once again.
HEY GUYS! Haven't posted in a while.
I was talking to someone on dA some time ago about Noland, and she told me she wanted a com...
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As I've mentioned previously, I've been pretty into drawing Noland lately. SO, here's a line art! WOO HOO!
I actually wasn't going to ink this, but I got so bored one day that I did. THAT'S RIGHT. PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH BOREDOM. Yeah. I wanted to draw winter clothes. Noland's winter outfit looks a lot like Stefan's... not that any of you know what Stefan wears in wintertime, since I haven't posted anything like that. When I draw Noland, I imagine him to dress fancy, but a notch less fancy than Stefan. :V
I think the worst part about drawing Noland is his hair. It's never consistent! ;u; WHY, SHORT HAIR... And foreheads.
I've been really into the song #41 by the Dave Matthews Band as of recent. So that's where that bit of lyric comes from, in the picture. I don't really like including lyrics in pictures, but I wrote it in there for the sketch... and idk, kept it BECAUSE I CAN.
I don't know what else to say, so I guess that's the end of this post. POINTLESS! 8D I wish I had more pictures to upload, but I don't have time to scan. I have to go to class now.
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This doesn't really feel like a character development meme because Kasey hasn't changed much since I first designed her... and this doesn't feel like a draw-this-again meme because she's wearing a different outfit. xD;
Anyway, some elaboration on the changes since I've first made her:
-Appearance-wise: I've made Kasey's hair longer, changed her eyes to blue, darkened her skin tone, and made her hips somewhat wider. I've also made her face, ears, and nose very rounded. I kind of wanted to go cuteness overload when I designed her so I think having rounded features makes her more childlike and cute-ish. ...or something. :D;
-Personality-wise: Most of Kasey's personality is the same. She's still bubbly, energetic, outspoken, and pop-culture oriented. She's also a bit of an airhead, which is something that troubles me because Tomato is also an airhead... I-IS IT OKAY TO HAVE TWO AIRHEADS IN THE MAIN CAST? Compared to Tomato, I imagine Kasey to be more book smart. I'm considering making her a college graduate (probably majoring in something like "women's studies"), but I'm still not sure. Even if she is a college graduate, Kasey is the kind of person to make premature assumptions and formulate the most obvious argument possible when trying to prove a point. That is, even though she's potentially been given knowledge, she doesn't try to do a lot with it.
As far as gossip goes, she loves to talk and be told about other people, but doesn't normally insult or bash the people she talks about so much as relay her interpretation of said people. She's the type of person who gossips a lot, but doesn't really realize she's gossiping. (note: here, Gossiping = giving your opinion on another person/another person's situation when the person is not present)
It suddenly dawned on me while I was drawing the picture on the right that Kasey is 26 years old, and not 15. It's really weird to think of how much older she is than me! I can kind of get a feel that Stefan, Jo, and Gabe are around 10 years older than me, but I forgot that Kasey is right up there with them. :M;; Whoopsie. I also really need to make Kasey's character profile, as she is the only OFAV main character not to have one. .u.; I'll type that up some time... xD;
I hope to finish coloring the picture on the right before I go to college, but if not I'll try to finish it some other time. :V I had a lot of fun drawing Kasey's hair, but it kind of ended up completely different from how it originally looked. BUT OH WELL, WHAT CAN YOU DO!
Also, I finally finished adding tags to all the posts in this world! (Except maybe a few A Life Like This chapters, but they can be found in the intro.) What this means is if you're for some reason looking for posts with a particular character, you can type "http://www.theotaku.com/worlds/variousinformation/tags/[character name]" as your URL and be brought to all the posts in this world with that particular character. Or if you click on the tag of a character's name at the bottom of the post, that will redirect you to all the posts in this world with that character in it.
I know this information is already in the introduction to this world, but I figured I'd say it again since all the posts have now been tagged. ;o ...I don't know why you'd want to find all the posts with a particular character in it, but... IF YOU WANTED TO, NOW YOU CAN! Woooo hooooo.
I want to enter the Alternate Approach challenge, so I'm coming up with some designs for (as always) Stefan and Gabe.
DON'T HATE ME. *jumps off cliff* I wish I could enter more than just two designs to the challenge... ;u;
I'm going the boring route, and making Victorian-era Stefan and Gabe. Here's Stefan:
The sketch of normal Stefan on the side was drawn over top the sketch of Victorian Stefan. :V I'M TRYING TO MAKE HEADS MORE CONSISTENT... gah. I also made Stefan's sunglasses into real glasses because I'm pretty sure sunglasses weren't invented yet. I think they're just for show, though... as in the glasses don't have prescription lenses in them.
Here's some sketches of both of them:
Gabe looks so different because people didn't dye and spike their hair in the 1800's... orz SO LONG PONYTAIL HAIR IT IS, I GUESS?
And yes, if you could read the notes, Gabe's voice sounds so weird in my head right now. Gabe sounds kind of cockney, while Stefan sounds kind of posh... Why are they English?! ;u; I really don't know what an American accent sounded like in the late 1800's, so... yeah. I'd be really horrible at dialogue because of my lack of knowledge about Victorian-era speech.
SPEAKING OF DIALOGUE...
IRRELEVANT SOLILOQUY! I tend to draw people with one eye when I doodle... .u.;;
And so, that's their designs. For some reason the idea of a Victorian-era boys love story really appealed to me when I was coming up with their designs. :V I think it'd be fun to draw them sometime. I even made some notes about Victorian-era Stefan and Gabe and how they're different from their modern-era counterparts. 8D
Gabe: Victorian Gabe is a cobbler (!?!?! If you read this, that might sound familiar. xD), because his dad was one. Unmarried, and disinterested in marriage. Jo (who's called Janet in this era) is the only person (besides Stefan, eventually) who knows of his homosexuality. He dresses like a drunkard, but doesn't really drink. He's lazy and doesn't work much--consequently, he doesn't get a lot of money.
Unlike modern-day Gabe, he doesn't flirt with guys so much as inconspicuously making them uncomfortable by standing too close to them/hugging them too long/touching their thighs when they're sitting in a close vicinity of each other/etc.
Stefan: Victorian Stefan is born into a wealthy family and potentially has a lot of money, but willfully refuses to accept money from his parents. He's more superficial that Modern Stefan, and spends more time on his appearance than necessary. He's a fan of literature. Possibly influenced by Oscar Wilde, who he admires for his wit and aestheticism. Idk what occupation he has, but it's moderate-paying and he lives in a small apartment.
While modern-day Stefan is an atheist, Victorian-era Stefan is a deist. Furthermore, while modern-day Stefan has no qualms with liking boys, Victorian Stefan ignores his feelings for men and tries to convince himself he only has feelings for women. His parents push for him to marry.
Story in general: One thing I tried not to focus on in Gabe and Stefan's modern story is gender. As in, neither Stefan nor Gabe would say things like "I can't love you, you're a boy!" in their modern story because they've both come to terms with their orientation. Because homosexual practices were illegal in the Victorian era, I think it would make more sense for there to be a larger focus on gender and the legalities of them having a relationship--probably more on Stefan's part, because Victorian Gabe's more or less accepted that he doesn't like girls. There would also be a focus on how they come from different social backgrounds. I don't know how I would incorporate Tomato and the rest, since Stefan wouldn't be a modelling agent, though... whoops.
This post ended up being really weird and slightly pointless-feeling. I forgot what I was getting at.