Planning for stories and stuff.
note: this intro hasn't been thoroughly updated in a couple years
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!
BAM. New character out of nowhere.
I was randomly looking through my Facebook feed, and clicked on one of those "DISNEY CHARACTERS GENDERBENT!" articles. I don't usually click on them, but this article was actually kinda cool 'cause it use...
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I GOT BORED YESTERDAY AND TOOK SCREENSHOTS OF MY CELL SHADE PROCESS... Take a gander if you're interested, hahaha. :^D I was going to post this to my portfolio as a tutorial, but I didn't feel like putting text on the images... so it's just gonna ...
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GAH kinda behind on posting stuff to theO. orz I've been kinda worn out, anyway, and haven't had time to do ~*~cool doodles~*~ anyway. ;0;/ SO UH... YEAH SOME OF THESE ARE GONNA BE SUPER SLOPPY, HAHA. I might make another post in less than a week with the rest of the doodles/WIPs I have. ;o
But yeah, here's this.
I was remembering some weeks ago that I once drew an outfit for Tomato that had this pointlessly huge bustle-thing on the butt. So I wanted to try drawing it again, hahaha. :^D It's been a while, though, Tomato...
I NEGLECT SO MANY OF MY OCS.
Some comic I drew to try to figure out how to draw comics with Lafayette. I DEBATED ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO POST THIS HERE, BUT... WHATEVER, IT'S FINE, RIGHT.
When I re-read this, it kind of just looked like Lafayette was showing Dmitri that he was wearing shorts under his skirt. But uh... the boxers are, indeed, his underwear.....
After drawing this, I came up with a number of other underwear-related jokes with Lafayette that I could draw. Why I have the sense of humor of a 10 year old, I do not know. /-u-;;
I wanted to draw a better ref of Dmitri, since I've been thinking about him a little bit. :^U His legs really annoyed me in this pic immediately after I drew this, but... idk, they don't really bother me as much right now, hahaha. xD;
MY GREATEST PARANOIA WITH DMITRI AT THE MOMENT IS THAT HE WILL BECOME... IDK... MIKORIN, OR SOMEONE... orz I've rarely even posted anything with him, so this probably doesn't matter that much to y'all, though, haha. xD;
IDK WHY I HAVE SO MANY DOODLES/ETC WITH LAFAYETTE... I don't even feel like I've drawn him that much, idk. I guess I'll just talk about them all individually, since I LOVE RAMBLING.
1) The top doodles were about Lafayette in gym class, or something. Idk. IDK! The bottom stuff is Dmitri bringing Lafayette back to class. Laf skips a lot and just kinda chills in classrooms he's not supposed to be in. Teachers usually ask Dmitri to go fetch him, since he's basically the only one who can handle Lafayette.
2) Dmitri barging into a classroom to bring Lafayette back to his correct class. LAFAYETTE 2 COUNTERCULTURE 4 U. (???)
3) Lafayette's almost always really different when he's acting in plays. As a side note, even though most people admit that he's rather a good actor, he almost always gets small roles in these days. He was once given the lead role to a play, but because of his UNpreDICtaBLE nATurE, Lafayette broke character because of someone in the crowd and ruined the whole production. The drama club doesn't want that to happen again, so they just stick him with lame roles.
Oh, he also plays both male and female roles, if you were wondering for some reason.
4) Some earlier concept art for Lafayette. I think this was when I figured out how to draw his bangs, idk. HIS BANGS LOOK SO WEIRD IF THEY DON'T COVER HIS EYEBROWS AND TOUCH HIS GLASSES...!! I don't understand, but that's how it is.
5) SHORTS. Despite his expression in the bottom doodle, he's actually really happy.
Wow, that was pointlessly long.
I haven't really been drawing Noland, lately. orz I still think about him pretty often, though, so I'm not worried or anything. (?)
I wanna draw stuff with him and Chrystal! >:U I don't know what, though, all the comic ideas I have are too long and I'm horribly lazy.
EXTREMELY LAZY STEFAN DOODLE. That's all.
(NO STEGABE THIS POST...! ????)
I've drawn some better things besides the stuff here, but I guess I'll just post those later. But yeah, that's all for now! Thanks muchage for the viewage, my friendage. (??? Why do I feel like I've said something like this before.)
WOO haven't done one of these in a while. Not since, like... Noland, two years ago. (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS...???)
Anyway, here's a profile for a new character that might appear in Nerdy and Jock. I'll post some pics of him at the end.
Name: Lafayette (unknown if this is his real name, or one he came up with himself)
Nicknames: Laf (pronounced "loff" not "laugh") (Only by Dmitri)
Gender: Non-binary/indifferent, uses whatever pronouns. (Most people use “they,” Dmitri uses “she,” and I use “he.”)
Likes: Acting/drama club
Love Interest: None. (Sometimes expresses some degree of affection/attachment to Dmitri.)
Sexual Orientation: Asexual aromantic, willing to be in a relationship for companionship sake
Hair Color: Black
Hair Length: Reaches chin
Eye Color: Black
General Appearance: A short and slim individual, with a youthful disposition. Has thick, wavy black hair that covers his forehead. Wears thick-rimmed glasses. Is often scowling. Has a mole under his left eye. Eyes have bottom-lid lashes.
Relationship with Friends: Because he’s difficult to handle, people tend to distance themselves from him. His friends care about him, but can only deal with him for short periods of time before he exhausts them. Dmitri’s the only one accustomed to hanging out with him in extensively.
Key Friends: Dmitri
Educational History: High school junior
Phobias / Fears: None, but he generally doesn’t like being touched.
Bad Habits / Vices: Tends to disregard how other people are thinking; often responds to situations with more emotion than necessary
Best Qualities: Creative and spontaneous
Worst Qualities: Apathetic and rude
Key Childhood Experiences: Childhood friends with Dmitri
Style of Speech: Somewhat grandiose, but also crude and often filled with expletives
Personality: Self-inflated, chaotic and unpredictable, excessive with emotional expression, neutrally looks annoyed as if he's looking at something unpleasant
Idk how to get into these profiles, anymore. To start here's a personality blurb I put on my (still under construction) character weebly:
Lafayette is a pretentious and bombastic individual, with too much emotion for his own good. His default expression is bitter annoyance, making him appear difficult to approach. He also responds to everything in extremities, which can be exhausting for the people around him.
A passionate actor. Has complete confidence in himself, makes it clear to those around him that he thinks himself better than others. Doesn’t care about academics at all (and as a result, his grades are horrendous.)
Excessively extroverted, will enter a conversation on his own accord, even if it is socially uncalled for. Has complete disrespect for social conventions, and does not give a single care about what others think of him. He tends to have a draining effect on people, except Dmitri.
His somewhat chaotic personality makes him difficult to handle.
Idk why I suddenly switch from complete sentences to sentence fragments partway through. UH. BUT YEAH! New character! For Nerdy and Jock! I promise he'll be the last character for the series, haha... (I WASN'T PLANNING ON HAVING SO MANY CHARACTERS FOR IT, WEH.) Also, idk why he's the only one I'm making a profile for. I'LL GET AROUND TO NED AND JACK, TOO...
So anyway. Lafayette! He's a high school junior like everyone else, and a member of the Drama club. While most of the cast stems from Ned and Jack's friendships, Lafayette is friends with Dmitri. (THIS GUY. He also appears in this slightly rude comic HERE, which I didn't post to theOtaku, haha.)
Yeah, I'm kind of at a loss at what to say here... Dmitri and Lafayette have know each other since elementary school, but around high school-ish Dmitri started hanging out more with his football friends, and Lafayette joined the drama club. Lafayette doesn't really have any other close friends besides Dmitri; he's pretty high strung, so it's kind of hard for people to maintain friendships with him. He's more calm than usual when he's on his own with Dmitri, though.
Lafayette's probably my only explicitly non-binary character... Tomato counts to some degree, because he's fine with any pronoun and has Klinefelter's, but I feel that for the most part he's male. I've been kind of shying away from making NB characters, 'cause I don't want to have a NB character just for the sake of having a NB character. Idk, it wasn't sitting well with me. But I'm feel pretty confident that I should make Lafayette NB.
Like I said in the above list-y part of his profile, most people use "they" or other gender neutral pronouns to refer to Lafayette, while Dmitri uses "she." His attitude toward gender is that he doesn't care/mind what people think of him. So someone can think of him as NB, a girl, a boy, whatever it's all kool 4 skool.
I use "he" and stuff just 'cause it's easier for me to think about him, that way... IDK WHY I'M SO BAD TO MY GIRL CHARACTERS! IT'S SO HARD FOR ME TO THINK ABOUT THEM AND COME UP WITH STUFF FOR THEM...!!! I'm just trying to curb that bad habit of mine. "orz
Oh, along the same line of thought (though I guess it's a bit taboo to talk about, sorry), Lafayette's birth sex is undetermined. HONESTLY... I JUST DON'T KNOW...?? I'm not really planning for it to ever come up in the comics. JUST... INTERPRET THINGS HOWEVER YOU WANT, I DON'T CARE HAHA.
It's possible that Dmitri has A CRUSH...??? ON LAFAYETTE? I'm STILL NOT ENTIRELY SURE, 'cause my original plan was to pair him off with Jessica. And it's still cannon that Dmitri has feelings for Jessica. But idk. I'll figure it out.
Also Dmitri's crush on Lafayette isn't like BL or anything; Dmitri's straight and considers Lafayette a girl.
BUT UH, ON THE TOPIC OF ROMANCE! Lafayette's also aromantic asexual, bruh. He's not really interested in being in a relationship, and doesn't have any desire to kiss/cuddle/have sex with people; although, it's not exactly like he has an aversion for those things, it's just he's really indifferent toward them when they concern himself. I said in the above list-y blob that he generally doesn't like to be touched--it's because it's annoying, but it's not really that it makes him uncomfortable, I guess.
He doesn't have a crush on Dmitri, but he does think of Dmitri as the closest person to him.
Uh, what else can I say... idk if Lafayette is his real name, or just one he chose himself... for me, I chose the name “Lafayette” because even though it’s technically a masculine name, it ends in “ette” which is generally perceived as feminine. So that was cool, or something. I have such a bad habit of giving people the most generic names possible (GABE, DEAN, JACK, NED........
TOMATO), so I kind of like how over the top Lafayette's name is. Which he likes, too.
Also, he’s not a tsundere (unlike Dmitri, Wybert, Stefan, etc.......) HE'S JUST A NATURALLY ANNOYED INDIVIDUAL, NO DERE UNDERNEATH AHAHA...
I FEEL LIKE... I'M DOING A REALLY BAD JOB OF TALKING HERE, HAHAHA. So I'mma just stop here and post some pics of him.
IDK... THIS PICTURE... I feel like the one I posted HERE is somewhat of a better representation of him, but this one works, too.
There's also this one:
His hair looks so simple... but it's weirdly hard for me to get a balance for... IDK WHAT IT IS! IT'S JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER POOFY HAIRSTYLES I DRAW...
YEAH I'M JUST GONNA END THIS NOW. Thanks for reading this mess, haha. I SHOULD HAVE JUST MADE THIS A BLOB POST LIKE I DID WITH O. J. AND VANITY FANFARE, NOT A PROFILE.
YO sorry for the lack of posting here, for the past couple weeks. I've been in a bit of a drawing rut, I guess. orz HOPEFULLY THAT'LL STOP SOON, HAHA. Anyway, have some drawings.
WOW the first thing I post is something super embarrassing. I remember being really uncomfortable drawing the profiles, when I drew this. I haven't practiced profiles in a while. orz
This is a emoji challenge request I did of Den-chan's character, Coda. >:U Sunglasses, bro. They make everyone at least 5% cooler.
I feel like I posed this, already... even though I don't think I did. Anyway, this is a Marth and Roy print I'm working on! *U*b It's a remake of sorts, of this old drawing from 2008. ;o Except Marth and Roy are in their SSB4 outfits, now. Even though I've been kind of lazy about working on it (still haven't finished the line art;;), I'm really looking forward to finishing it! *U*/
This is an emoji challenge request I did of Kasa's character, Kin. KASA, I'LL DRAW ELIZA, TOO, I PROMISE...!!! Eventually.
I wanted to draw Stefan in this shirt, and white pants. Yeah, it's a totally normal outfit, idk why I felt the urge to draw it.... I was surprised with how the pose came out, though. :U
BRODNEY DOODLE... My beautiful, shining child of pure goodness.
Also, I think I finally designed his girlfriend...???? I don't really have a strong attachment to her, though, idk how I feel about her. I'll post those sketches later, though.
I liked this when I drew it, but NOW IT JUST SCARES ME...!!! Anyway, I was watching Chunibyo and Free!, so I tried to draw in Kyoto Animation's style.... It's too weird for me to draw. Never again.
Also, this is supposed to be Jack. (????) And the background is from here. (IDK WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS SCREENSHOT, IT'S JUST WHAT I FOUND THAT HAD A SOMEWHAT OPEN BACKGROUND.)
This is about all the progress I've made on the Marth and Roy pic... I need to line Roy. """orz INKING WHY.
Fake screenshot! I didn't technically draw this, I traced the first panel of this page from the webcomic THIS IS NOT FICTION. >:U I was gonna do the whole panel, but... this was so much easier! AHA;;;
I'm working on a couple fake screenshots of my own characters and stuff, too. Those'll be done eventually. WOO.
Okay, yep. That's all I've got, for now. YEAH!