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!
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.
Hey guys, happy new year! Sorry I've been kind of absent these past couple days (if you've even noticed AHA;;;). I've been kind of sick this week... which has been my excuse for everything. BAD EXCUSE, BUT WHATEVER. MOST EXCUSES ARE BAD ONES, MAYBE.
But yeah. I still have to reply to comments, and there were things I wanted to comment on... I'll try to get around to those things, soon.
But yeah. This started out as a life post thing, but then I just started ranting about this because IT'S SO FRUSTRATING AND IDK WHAT TO DO! THIS IS MOSTLY JUST ME TALKING TO MYSELF ABOUT STEFAN AND GABE TO HELP SITUATE MY BRAIN. I GUESS YOU CAN READ IF YOU WANT! :^D
DID YOU KNOW.
I HAVEN'T ACTUALLY PLANNED OUT WHEN AND HOW STEFAN AND GABE START DATING....................................
But yeah. When I'm drawing Stefan and Gabe (and some of my other characters), I sometimes keep in mind where along their timeline the thing I'm drawing of them is... Usually I'm pretty vague with Stefan and Gabe, with "pre-dating" and "while-dating" being my main points in time. BUT FOR SOME REASON, I NEVER NOTICED THAT I DON'T HAVE A CONCRETE POINT IN TIME FOR "THE REAL GET TOGETHER OF THIS STEGABE THING."
Why have I not bothered to address this? AKIOH, WHY? I've never really sat down and thought hard about their legitimate get together! :I
For pre-dating Stefan and Gabe I have a I have a variety of what I consider "canon" scenes/scenarios/whatever of how Stefan and Gabe get closer to one another that range from normal conversations to friendship-y stuff to almost too romantic (ie: corny) not to be dating. (?????) Because of that, I guess I never really thought about one of them explicitly asking the other out because I'm just kinda like "Oh yeah, that's how they got closer to each other" with these other things.
/not that you would KNOW BECAUSE I DON'T DRAW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS STUFF!!!! 8D
/Maybe one day I will make a purely Stefan and Gabe series, aside from OFAV and not 4-panel comics. That way I can keep all the real mushy SteGabe crap out of OFAV....
Okay, the truth is, I do have a really old scenario(ish) that I came up with in like 2011/2012-ish about how Stefan and Gabe start dating. But.
They're just so
BLULSDJFA! And I can't take them seriously. The scenario went something like Gabe coming over to Stef's place to tell Stef how he threw away his life of SEX AND DEBAUCHERY (DAH-NAH!) for Stefan, and Stefan is deeply moved to tears and is like, "~*~Oh baby I'll date you now~*~"
/???? Something like that.
(Oh yeah, I kind of forget to mention these days, but pre-dating Gabe has a couple of friends that he sleeps with. The only one I actually talk about is Danny.)
My problems with this are:
1) Gabe's just accommodating to whatever Stefan wants, in this scenario.
For a while, I've decided that I don't want Stefan and Gabe to be "bad boy turns good for good boy" or "good boy turns bad when livin' it up with bad boy" kinds of things. Or something. I want there to be a bit of change in the both of them, or at least they get exposure to and attempt to understand a lifestyle different from their own. Like they bring each other closer to some middle point, rather than Gabe bringing Stefan to the left, or Stefan bringing Gabe to the right. In the original scenario, it just seems like Stefan is bringing Gabe over to the right. Which is just eh for me...
2) I don't want Gabe's sex life to be such a determining factor in the establishment of Stefan and Gabe's relationship. OR SOMETHING? IDK! Stefan and Gabe take a little while to warm up to each other as both friends and romantic interests... The fact that Gabe has causal sex and is flirty with people isn't the only reason for that, I feel like Stefan personal aversion for dating and love in general (not just sex) has just as much of a role. Even when they become close as friends, I don't know if Stefan would ask Gabe out or agree to date Gabe even if Gabe didn't have casual sex. It's like... I feel like I should address how Stefan comes to terms with dating and romance, too, not just have Gabe be like, "GUESS WHAT STEF, NO MORE FWBs. NOW DATE ME, BRO."
That said, I do intend to address Gabe having some sort of mixed feelings in himself, regarding that he like Stefan and has sex with other guys at the same time... but idk, it'd probably be best if his resolution to that would happen before the "SteGabe Get Together," rather than to have it coincide with it. Also because Danny's a part of that whole deal. Idk, it seems like something Gabe has to deal with himself, and that Danny has to deal with Gabe, rather than something Stefan has to come into. And it wouldn't be so abrupt, either.
Such a blob of text this is.
3) I want to have it be something more casual. I don't mind having drama in stories, but idk... Is asking someone out actually dramatic....?
I mean, I wouldn't know. Maybe it is. But I would rather draw something more casual or at least lighthearted and warm, than dramatic (?) like this. And I don't think Stefan would cry if Gabe asks him out.
And other stuff. I was kind of thinking I might want Stefan to ask Gabe out... but whatevz.
Idk, I'm just confused about what I want to do with this. TO BE HONEST, I don't really know how people in the real world get into steady relationships. Or what you even ask. Does someone go up to one of their friends and just say, "Will you be my girl/boy/whateverfriend?"
Or is it they go on some dates, and then the question?
OR DOES THE QUESTION EVEN HAPPEN??? Do they just keep going on dates and then "WHOOPS, I GUESS WE'RE GOING STEADY hahahah"
Such a mystery to me.
But no, seriously, I have no idea. How does it happen.
IF YOU'RE IN A RELATIONSHIP, IF YOU WANT TO, MAYBE ENLIGHTEN ME HOW THE ACTUAL "ASKING OUT" THING HAPPENED. IT WOULD REALLY HELP ME.... I only have chick flicks and shoujo/bl manga to go off of, which are all basically the same as far as how the "asking out" happens. orz I need some new data.
/idk what up IDK
...yeah, I guess that's this post. AHA. ;U;/
I'm gonna go work on cosplay stuff now. HAVE A NICE MIDNIGHT/WHATEVER TIME IT ACTUALLY IS WHEN YOU READ THIS!
For Christmas, I made a couple 3 inch by 5 inch drawings for my friends. :V I meant to post these last week when I finished them, but then I forgot... so I guess I'll just stick them in a doodle dump with some other stuff. *u*b
(^this one was for keyblademewkasa, btw. 8^D /pointless mention)
Idk what to say about these individually, really... overall, they were a lot of help with practicing coloring! *U*b Though it turns out 3x5 is actually very small, when printed. Idk why I thought they would be larger, when I went to print them... BUT WELL, now I know to make them bigger, next time. :^D
I felt bad for making the Dean Johnson drawing for one of my friends, because it was just of my OC... I was running out of time before break, and my characters are the fastest for me to draw. She likes Dean, though, so she was pretty happy with it in the end. -u-b
Some Noland head that came out pretty decent. Noland has such an afro, idk what happened with his design. :I ALL OF MY CHARACTERS GET PUFFY HAIR, EVENTUALLY... It's weird for me to think that I've only had him for a year and a half, though! I feel like he's been around a long time.
Sometimes, I want to draw out chapters from Teach Me Something Good so I can draw NOLAND IN ACCTION (??) and not just as a silent fretful dude. But DIALOGUE! DIALOGUE TAKES SO LONG TO WRITE OUT!! And then I'd have to figure out how to panel all those pieces of dialogue, and then I'd have to draw all those panels, and then and then and then... I felt like that SteGabe comic I did this year was a big ordeal, but it was actually a relatively simple comic to plan out and draw. Doing chapters from TMSG would be like 30+ pages to draw, and with more backgrounds and scene changes.... guhghgh. orz Idk how professional comic people can do this. WEH. ;m;
...and there's my mini blab about how distressing comics can be.
I felt like drawing O. J., one day, so I drew him. My sketchbook is only big enough for me to comfortably draw people in full body when they're sitting down... but if I get a bigger sketchbook, then everything gets distorted b/c of the angle I draw at. :I HGBLAGH.
SEE? ALWAYS SITTING.
But yeah, I wanted to draw Noland and Prue being cute butts. I'm slowly figuring stuff out about Prue, as far as her backstory and personality go. Something about being a 3rd wheel all her life or something, idk. (i-it sounds lame when I put it like that, but.......;;;)
I blabbed a whole ton to Michka about Noland and Prue's relationship, so MAYBE ONE DAY... I'LL MAKE A COMPREHENSIVE POST ABOUT THEM.... I've said that before, and I still haven't done it. I just want to make like PICTURE DIAGRAMS (??) or something to go along with it, because just words on their own is too boring. :I
Anyway, yeah. I started inking this, but I only got as far as this at the moment:
I'm kind of excited to color, but a little worried... I'm using a canvas size that equates to 11 x 17 inches, so WHO KNOWS WHAT'LL HAPPEN... I'm mainly worried about the program crashing while I work on the drawing. orz
O. J. again. I'm not used to seeing him in what's supposed to be his "normal clothing," so... yeah, drew this to familiarize myself or something. I changed his color scheme from pastel clothing to brighter, more saturated colors because WHY NOT. Idk, the pastel just wasn't working for me. It made him look to washed out and kinda dead. orz SO BRIGHT COLORS IT IS!
Blagh. Idk what else to say. GOTTA WORK ON SS STUFF, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DOOOOOO.......
YO. It's me, back with another dump of drawings and stuff from the past week or so. 8D Since I've been going through a Gabe crisis these past couple weeks, I decided to draw a lot of him until I understood how to draw him again. And now I do! So that's good. I probably forgot how to draw everyone else, though... -u-
Anyway, yeah. Stuff.
This is one of the characters in Nerdy and Jock. His name is Matthew Brodney III, but pretty much everyone calls him Brodney. Jack sometimes calls him Matt. He's briefly appeared in a couple of the strips, like the ones here and here.
LET ME TELL YOU, BRO, THIS DUDE IS ONE SWELL GUY. I actually really like Brodney a lot because he's just... JUST... SUCH A PURE SOUL...!! EVERYONE LOVES BRODNEY IN NERDY AND JOCK BECAUSE HE'S SUCH A TRUE FRIEND TO EVERYONE...
Sometime I want to make a big long post about all the Nerdy and Jock characters. There are quite a few! Brodney and Dmitri are two characters in particular who I think would be fun to talk about. But I guess I should actually just make Nerdy and Jock strips with all the characters in them, instead of FANTASIZE ABOUT MY CHARACTERS ALL THE TIME WITHOUT ACTUALLY DOING ANYTHING.
Someday, I'll sit down and do a bunch of Nerdy and Jock strips and introduce all the characters to y'all. Someday.
Sketchin' Gabe to get back into the habit of drawing him. :V I think I just needed to draw his muscles more round-y and less jagged-y than I had been, as far as his body shape goes. Yeah.
I took an old sketch of Noland and colored it for coloring practice. :^D I've been working with soft shading these days! I can do it pretty simply without much trouble, but I haven't really gotten a grasp on blending colors and all that fancy jazz. Oh well, this works for me for the time being.
This is also like the only picture of Noland where I actually like how I colored his hair. o____o IT WAS QUITE SHOCKING, FOR ME....
Aaaa lack of shirt, aaaa. /obligatory shock
I mean, he's wearing pants, so... IT'S NOT TOO BAD FOR Y'ALL, IS IT...?
I actually changed some things in the original sketch of this because the more I stared at this version, the less I liked it... For the most part, Gabe looks pretty decent here. His head's a little bigger than it's supposed to be, though.
I drew this because I was thinking about how if Gabe had an instagram or whatever, it'd probably just be a bunch of shirtless selfies of himself. Not that this is a selfie or anything, but yeah. Shirtless.
I took a doodle I did on paper and lined it to see if I still knew how to do line art with the pen tool in SAI. >:V The line art came out pretty decent, but I've decided that I should consistently start doing cell shading with solid line art, and soft shading with brush tool line art/sketch "line art". Idk, soft shading just looks kinda funky with this bold, solid line art. YEAH! 8D
This was technically a Christmas present for one of my friends because she likes Stefan and Gabe, but it's also... kinda... for me, because.... SteGabe......
I had a lot of fun drawing it, haha. 8D Kinda don't like how Stefan's face came out, but GABE! HE CAME OUT PRETTY NICE HERE! Since I had been having trouble with his hair, I was considering changing his hairstyle to look like the shorter hairstyle he gets when he's older... but when I finished this, I was like "NAH, THIS LAME DUDE'S GONNA KEEP HIS STUPID HAIR BECAUSE IT'S JUST HOW HIS HAIR IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK."
The worries and troubles I go through for the sake of your hair, Gabe....
I remember the days I felt embarrassed for posting Stefan and Gabe fluff. Those days, clearly, are no more.
Anyway, yeah, here's some corny romance with these two dudes. I've been drawing Stefan as pretty romantic these days. :V I think it's probably to make up for the times I had drawn him being aversive toward Gabe from like... 2010 to 2012. Stefan isn't very keen on PDA and would probably scold Gabe if he tries to be too lovey-dovey in public places... But idk, in private I think Stefan would be all about that kanoodling life.
/what is this description
Aaaaand... yep. HAPPY ALMOST WINTER BREAK FOR ME!! 8D Next Wednesday, I'll be done with classes. WOO.