Planning for stories and stuff.
Word, dawg.

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.

STORIES

The link leads to the fan comic in my portfolio. If there isn't a link, there isn't a comic yet.

ORIGINAL STORIES
*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
Parts: One

FAN STORIES
*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.

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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!

New Characters/Etc

Hey guys! I feel like I always open up with that. Anyways, I mentioned in my Welcome To Dreamland! world that I have some new characters. SO. Here they are.

Noland Strong
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Don't try to read everything on there, because I'll just type it out here:

  • Noland is Stefan's ex boyfriend. He cheated on Stef and ended the relationship due to embarrassment/ashamedness with boy-boy gossip.
  • A kind and meek guy, but horribly weak-willed. Easily talked into things he doesn't believe in. Desires acceptance. Very much a follower. Self pitying. Meant to be compared with Dean Johnson: both have similar personalities and situations, but Dean is stronger in that he doesn't pity himself. (They never actually meet, btw. This is just a comparison of two similar characters.)
  • Probably remains a bachelor for the rest of his life.
  • Equally or more affected than Stefan by how their relationship ended.
  • As far as physical description goes, he's around 5'10, and the same age as Stefan. His story focuses on when he's in college (22) and when he's a high school English teacher (33-ish). He aged quickly, so even in his 30's he looks around the same as he did in college. He has light brown hair and blue-green eyes similar to Dean Johnson's.

Yep, so that's Noland. His story would be about his life as a teacher, and his friendship with his student Chrystal:
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I'm too lazy to type everything this time, so POOP TO YOU! My friend came up with her name. I think it's good. :V Chrystal is one of Noland's slacker students who somehow becomes friends with him. She goes by Chrys. Chrys likes to wear this bunny-ear hat thing in school, even though hats aren't allowed in school. She also does not date.
Noland has a crush on her, but due to the fact that he's a teacher and she's his student, he tries to ignore his emotions. (Nothing happens between them in-story, either.)
Idk what grade she's in yet, but I'll figure it out someday.

And here's a comic-thing about Noland! Yay. The first part with Stefan and Noland wasn't really supposed to feed into the comic with Chrys, but oh well. It works well enough, I guess.
(If it's not big enough, right click and select "open image in new window" where you can view it in its HUUUUUGE original size.)
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LOOK, HE MESSED UP THE WORD "ORIENTATION" ON THE CHALKBOARD WHEN TALKING ABOUT HIS ORIENTATION! I'm pretty sure no one except me is going to notice that...
Also, all I ever talk about is peoples' orientations. Sorry. AGH.

And while we're at it, here's a pic of College Stef!
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And that is the origin of his sunglasses, I guess. He still uses the excuse that he has sensitive eyes. Is it really just because he likes the way they look? The world may never know. ...Because I don't, really.
The only differences between College Stef and Regular Stef is that his hair is slightly different, and that he wore slightly different clothes. xD I think Stefan became more strict with himself as he got older, though. :m
Stefan so wishes he became a model.

And um... yep, that's that! :D Thanks for reading!

The Origin of Tomato and Tomato's Boyfriend

At one point in time I made a The Origin of Stefan post. I think it's time for me to let the origin of Tomato and (more importantly) (?) TB out of the bag. :V
Note: I may or may not have mentioned some of this stuff before.

Both Tomato and TB have very weird origin stories. But first, Tomato:
At around the winter of 2008, I was at my grandma's house with my cousins. One of them asked me to try and draw him. Now if you know what my art looked like in 2008 (just see my portfolio), you'll know that I could not at all draw realism or real people. xD Anyway, I tried to draw my cousin and completely failed. In fact, he looked kind of womanly with an "hourglass figure". Not knowing what to say or how to make up for my failed attempt, I said "HERE, LOOK. THIS IS YOUR BOYFRIEND."
(My cousin's straight, fyi.)
Anyway, he rolled with it, and was like, "OH YEAH, MY BOYFREIND. MY MODEL BOYFRIEND."
"YEAH! HIS NAME'S TOMATO."

At this point, "Tomato" looked nothing like the Tomato we know today. :V Unfortunately, I have since lost the drawing of my cousin/threw it away. But yeah, Tomato at this point was 1) A model, 2) My cousin's boyfriend, and 3) A guy with an hourglass figure.

Next year my family went to Paris with that same cousin of mine. Somewhere along the way we suddenly remembered the whole "Tomato" ordeal. It might have actually been in Paris when we came up with Tomato's name, because Takara suggested that he turned into a tomato at night and fought crime. (???!?!) My cousin had actually decided that he and Tomato had already broken up or something, but Tomato was still really entertaining to talk about. We were sitting around in our hotel one night doodling and talking about stupid stuff when we all decided to try and draw a sketch of what Tomato would look like. I actually do have some sketches of what Tomato looked like at this point, as well as Takara's design for Tomato. I'll scan them in and post them either this weekend or some time next week. :M

We all thought that this "model-by-day-crimef-fighting-tomato-by-night" thing was hilarious, so Tomato came up a lot while we were in Paris. I would sometimes point to random guys with red hair and say to my cousin, "LOOK, THERE GOES TOMATO."

WHICH, (kind of discursively) BRINGS ME TO THE ORIGIN OF TOMATO'S BOYFRIEND.
I've been kind of reluctant to reveal this, because I always say things like "No one knows his name for unknown reasons"... but now you'll know the real reason why no one knows his name.
So my cousin and my sisters and I (plus the adults) were out wandering Paris when we saw this guy wearing a greenish t-shirt and rolled up jeans sitting on a wall beside a river. Sound like anyone? xD This guy was writing something down on a piece of paper as we passed him, and eithe me or one of my sisters decided to quip, "HEY LOOK, THERE'S TOMATO'S SECRET ADMIRER! Look, he's writing love letters to Tomato!" We all joined in with stuff like, "IT'S TOMATO'S BOYFRIEND!" and things. We were far away enough from the guy that he didn't hear anything. (And he might've only spoken French, idk.)
At this point, we decided to be really kind of freaky: We took 2 pictures of this random guy from Paris. I actually still have those photos. xD

That really should have been the end of Tomato and Tomato's Boyfriend, but I had a weird urge to draw them. And thus, Tomato and TB became official "OC's" of mine.

So yep. Tomato is a failed portrait of my cousin, and TB is a random guy from Paris. xD
The reason no one knows TB's name is because I don't actually know TB's name. He was originally a real guy from Paris that we happened to stumble across. I would feel weird giving him a name considering I don't know the guy. xD And yet, I don't feel weird drawing him anymore. At this point, he's pretty much just my character since I came up with his personality/etc. He doesn't look a whole lot like the real guy anymore. :M But the inspiration was from some random dude!
TB living in Paris is also the reason for the OFAV cast living in Paris. TB being the only French guy in the OFAV cast is also because of that eventful day in Paris: that guy was probably French, so TB is also French.
(I have no idea why no one in OFAV is French. orz)
(Actually, Danny might be. But at the same time, that'd be weird.)

So there you go! the origin story of Tomato and his boyfriend. Never did I realize that I would be drawing comics with Tomato and TB again, or even have a whole cast of characters to interact with them. :D I'm glad I do now though, because the OFAV characters are some of my favorites.

And thanks for reading! :M Hope you found this interesting! Or really weird.

More Fun with Fake Screenshots + WIP

This is too small to upload to my portfolio, so I'll just post it here. Last night/this morning I was having some fun practicing cell shading and using thin line arts. I drew Stefan, who is usually my guinea pig as of late:

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Something helpful I figured out is that lining the eyes with a thicker pen helps them stand out and not look washed out of the picture. ;3; It's a little obvious, but you know... I'm not used to this digital art stuff. I usually thicken lines by drawing over a line x10000, but it turns out that USING A THICKER PEN SETTING IS EASIER AND LOOKS BETTER! Who would've thought.
(answer: a lot of people)

Then I made this just for fun:
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Idk what kind of weird youtube video is shaped like that, but... yeah. xD Apparently, an episode of OFAV is 5 minutes and 20 seconds long. (I stole the bar from this video) I don't know what kind of scene this actually would even be. :m;;;
Who wants an OFAV anime??? 8D
Me.
But then I'd actually have to do work like COMING UP WITH A STORYLINE.

Lastly, here's a WIP of a drawing of Mordecai from Regular Show as a human.
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BAM. My digital art just got 124791 times more anime. I... I don't really know how that happened, but I'll just roll with it. :M
The colors were supposed to be a test, but I got carried away. xD YEP...

I have to set the table now. Thanks for reading! :)

New Story: Felix + Ms. Layla

Hi guys! Here's a couple more concept sketches of the 3 other main characters from my new story. :)

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The top picture is the first drawing I did for this story. The guy with the wings is the inventor guy. I've decided to name him Felix Stieber for the time being. :V Yeah, he looks like Rick right now... I need to fix that. xD
Felix is a meek and somewhat sickly fellow whose talents are mathematics and inventing. He gets his income by inventing items commissioned by the townspeople. He also helps with automotive studies, such as building off of the latest trains and cars. Moreover, he uses his inventing skills for helping himself around the house when his physical weakness gets in the way of his productivity. Despite his skills in the sciences, he envies people with lyrical creativity.

On Felix's lap in the bottom picture is his robot "daughter":
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BECAUSE WHAT STORY IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A ROBOT. (?) Also, I can't draw top hats. She doesn't have a name yet. Suggestions anyone? :D)
Felix's daughter is kind of just a stock character right now. The ever curious, naive, but completely adorable child! I'm still trying to figure out exactly what kind of character she is. She becomes a fast friend of Chiminey's.

As it says in the above picture, Felix's daughter was crated in the image of Ms. Layla:
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I don't see the resemblence OKAY, WELL. If it was in color, you would be able to see more easily.
Ms. Layla is Felix's love interest who has little to no romantic interest in him. A lot of the reason Felix wants to learn to write well is to woo Ms. Layla, who wants to marry a famous author/poet. And... yeah. Her name comes from this song by Eric Clapton. 8D;
Designing her outfit was bothersome. orz Even now, I'm not 100% sure about it. But for the most part, I like it. ;u; Her collar is huge, though. Apparently, one's wealth is directly proportional to the size of their collar. A lot of her design was based off of Sophie's Mom from Howl's Moving Castle, though. xD;;;;;;;; As you can see in this fake screenshot that I traced...
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HEE-HEE.
/terrible

And that's all the characters I have right now. :V I'll probably need a design for Chiminey's dad. I'm still trying to figure out these characters, too... we'll see if I actually get this anywhere. I don't know if I'll make a comic at this point. I'm not sure. xD; Anyways, thanks for reading! c:

New Story Ideas + Chiminey

Hey guys! I talked briefly in another post a couple months ago about a new story idea that I have. Since I had pretty much no idea of what I wanted it to be about, I haven't posted about it at all since then. Now that I'm starting to work out some of the characters/etc, I think I can start to talk about it a bit more! 8D I've only got a couple of sketches scanned at the moment, but there are several more doodles and things that I'll compile some time into another post. This post is going to mostly be about the general story, and the main character Chiminey.

I haven't decided on a title for this story yet, so I'll just be calling it "the story" in this post. :m The idea for this story started out with me wanting to draw Victorian-esque clothing and artificial wings:
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(Pic's pretty outdated, but w/e. xD; The characters are a bit different looking now.)
Stories about desires for flying/etc have already been done before, so it's been taking me some time to come up with a story that has machinery and cool things in it that doesn't involve the desire to travel and see the world. Basically, I didn't want to draw an adventure story. I'm just not very good at them. ;u; You know me and my inability to make flowing story lines...

Anyways, the basis of the story is a young girl goes to a middle-aged inventor seeking employment to learn the basics of inventing. The inventor discovers the young girl to be a skilled writer, and wants to learn how to write from her.
There is more, but that's the absolute basics of the story. :D; Not the most action-packed story line, but I always try to interest you guys through characters and character interactions. Hopefully I've been succeeding to some extent so far... ;u; (Although, I've been pretty inactive as of late.)

The two characters in the above picture are the "young girl" and "inventor" in the above summary, and are 2 of the 4 characters that I have so far.

The girl on the bottom's name is Chiminy/Chiminey (spelling still pending; sorry if I interchange), and she's the main character of the story. Chiminey is 14 years old, and is the only daughter of an old coal minor/factory laborer of some sort. She wants to be an inventor so she can create machines to help her aging father with his work. She has no mom (UH OH, CLICHE!), but I haven't decided if she's dead or just doesn't live with Chiminey and her dad.
When Chiminey does begin working under the direction of the inventor, she discovers inventing is much more difficult than she anticipated. Many of her attempts at creating machinery are disasters.
She has a hobby of writing and is rather good at it, but she has no desire to seek a career in literature. When the inventor tells her he wants to learn how to write well, Chiminey becomes his teacher.

Since she was raised by her dad--who is a pretty gruff person--Chiminey grew into a pretty rough girl. She's used to hard labor, because she helps her dad out a lot with his work. I posted a picture of her some months ago with her color scheme, but here's a slightly more detailed (and much more tilted) pic of her without her jacket:
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One thing I kept in mind when I was designing Chiminey is that I wanted to create a female character that would be drawn like a male character (like the arms and legs). I have a couple male characters that I draw like female characters (mainly Tomato), but I didn't have any vise versa. Another thing about her is that SHE'S MY FIRST FEMALE MAIN CHARACTER...! I've mentioned this sometime before that none of my stories have a girl as the absolute main character. I thought it would be nice to have a girl in the spotlight for a change.
What I like about Chiminey is that she's not a supposed "girly girl" (which tends to be my default for girls), but she's also not a tomboy. She does act pretty "guyish" I suppose you could say because she was raised by her dad, but I'm not trying to broadcast hers as a tomboy or as a character that is "thwarting female stereotypes". She's probably not even aware of what it is to be a tomboy. Chiminey is just a girl that has some overlap with standard male personas, which makes her really fun to draw since I like drawing guys so much.
By the way, she's not a tsundere. It kind of seems like that at first, but she's not the kind of person who hides her opinions about someone she likes by insulting them (unlike Stefan, for example). She's just a little difficult to get through to.
I wanted to have a relatively young character this time around, which is why she looks so young in the first picture. She's 14, so she actually looks too young there... but eh.

I feel like I could say more, but I've already typed a lot. xD; Thank you for reading! I'll post about the other characters in another post.