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!
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!
I meant to post some of these a couple weeks ago, but couldn't because of con stuff. xD; But whatevz! Here's some drawings.
I WAS GONNA POST THIS TO MY PORTFOLIO...!!!! But then I didn't, and here we are. THIS IS KIND OF LATE, BUT I'M SO GLAD TO SEE ROY BACK IN SUPER SMASHHHH!!!!!! ;U;/ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ It's been too long, my friend. His new outfit is really cool. *u*b
except for the bell-bottoms but HWATEVA
So yeah. Have some Roy to celebrate his return to the Smash Bros universe. :,DDD
Oh yeah, have some Little Mac too, 'cause I guess he's cool or something. -u-
I did this Noland drawing around the same time I did those pose practices in the previous post. :U I didn't use a ref for this, though, just kinda winged it. I like drawing Noland's legs when they're bent. :U
I just wanted to draw a cute Noland.
EVEN MORE NOLAND! Noland likes getting affection (as most people do, I guess). He's kind of lazy when giving affection, he'd rather not do anything. (?)
Someone on Tumblr wanted me to draw Kotetsu from Tiger and Bunny for the emoji challenge. :^D This was emoji b3.
I kinda miss drawing Kotetsu! Maybe I can draw him and Barnaby better, if I try again... :V HM.
Anoter one for the emoji challenge! This was for WyvernWings, actually, of their character Pumpkin Chai with my O. J. :^D This time I put the emojis on the pic itself, so there you go.
Random Gabie-Boo I drew to get away from working on cosplay stuff last week. orz
Drew some Steven Universe fan art, 'cause why the heck not. I've only seen like 5 episodes of this show, so I wouldn't really call myself a fan;;; But it's not a bad show. ;m I wanted to draw Jasper because I like drawing muscles, even though I have no idea what I'm doing.
Idk, I thought it'd be interesting to compare Noland and Stefan's head shapes, since they're the most drastically different from one another. :^D STEFAN IS SUCH A POINTY INDIVIDUAL!
Okay, that's all I've got. THANKS FOR THE VIEWAGE, MY FRIENDAGE. (????)
This wasn't going to be a sequel to this post (because honestly, I forgot about it), but my computer told me I already had something titled "Pose Practice." So I guess this is Pose Practice part TWO.
I've been doing GaiaOnline freebies for people where they send me a reference pic, and I draw their chara/avi in their underwear/bathing suit using that pose. (I figured drawing people without a lot of clothing would be better for me to practice the pose and body.) It's been pretty fun! I wanted to do this 'cause I thought it'd help me get more comfortable with different poses. :V I know life drawings are better for this, but WHATEVER, I'MMA JUST USE PHOTO REFS FOR NOW.
Anyway, here's the ones I've done so far:
(for .~[Misty.Muffin]~., ref used)
I felt like the arms were good practice for this one, since I don't draw arms in that position very often. :V I feel like the face angle in a lot of these, though, was the more difficult thing for me to do, ahah;;
(for MomoShino, ref used)
BACKS. backs are weird.
(for Syrionia, ref used)
THIS ONE! I really like how it came out, for some reason. I think I just like how the head looks, 'cause I hardly ever draw heads tilted that much. (?? idk) It was a fun pose, haha. :D
(for Lea_Suki, ref used)
Eh. Wasn't crazy about this one.
(for Ranma-kun, ref used
IDK WHY THE PERSPECTIVE ON THIS WAS SO HARD, THERE WAS BARELY ANY AT ALL...!!! Maybe I just don't draw people lying down often enough, hahaha.
(for maikaymon, ref used
I thought this pose was cute, haha. :^D
(for Trust Your Story, ref used)
The person who requested this sent me a pic of the undergarments (?) they wanted drawn on their character, but I don't have the link anymore;;; JEWELS EVERYWHERE!
(for Calen Arkadys, ref used)
PERSPECTIVE STRIKES AGAIN!!!! I kind of cheated and used the warp tool on the image, after I did all I could on my own. orz I REALLY NEED TO PRACTICE PERSPECTIVE.
(for Coitus Interuptus, ref used)
Hope this one isn't too steamy for theO, whoop;;; IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE CUTE, NOT SEXY, IMO... I like how it came out, though. :^D
(for phiphty, ref used)
Last one! This one was kind of weird 'cause the dude in the ref was wearing so much clothing, I felt like I had to kind of make up stuff;;; (HORRIBLE) I like how most of it looks, except the leg on the right. BUT OTHER THAN THAT! NICE.
So yeah! There's those.
By the way, if you want to request anything like this, you can, too! :V Just send me a pm or comment here with
- the character you want drawn,
- the pose reference, and
- ref of underwear/bathing suit you want your character to be wearing (optional)
So yeah! There's that. Not sure how quickly I'll get them done since I'm trying to do cosplay stuff for the next two weeks. xD;
Anyway, thanks for viewing!
GREETINGS FROM THE BEACH.
I'm a the beach. Anyway, here's some drawings. :^D
STEF. Makes gr8 faces. Such a cool grump friend. (??)
I've been trying to find ways to make digital drawing more fun and comfortable for me. >:V For this one, I was using the brush tool with the stabilizer on zero... which was fun, but looks weird on a large scale. :T BUT OH WELL.
Aha, idk what this is. I just wanted to draw Stefan and Gabe being ~*~cool~*~ in front of each other. Stefan is horrible at keeping his composure. What a loser. :^Y
(I just feel like picking on Stefan today, aha;;)
Extremely sad looking Noland...! Noland's the easiest to draw looking upset. I guess he cries more easily, compared to a lot of my other characters.
I got some new brush settings from here to see if it'd make drawing more comfortable. It's actually a really fun brush to use! >:^V Probably gonna use it a bit.
Also, hey! It's Tim! I was thinking about revamping A Life Like This, but I'm still not really sure how much I want to change the plot and characters. This was an idea for Tim to be a less composed character. :V? Idk, I'm just trying to figure how his relationship with his mom would/could/should affect his personality... STILL KINDA FAR FROM FIGURING OUT WHAT I WANT TO DO, AHA;; I'm thinking of making a post later of all the potential changes and things I could make to the story, sometime.
Thinking about Tim made me think about Dare, too. WAUGH I MISS YOU, MY DARE FRIEND... Dare's still my cool dude.
"He looks like Killua and Gon combined."
Still not quite in my Dare groove. :V Dare's hair is getting so big. I think I need to tone it down... eventually.
Just messing around with lineless coloring. COLORING WITHOUT LINES IS NOT THE LIFESTYLE FOR ME;;;
I just like how pointy Stefan's face is.
Flustered Gabe is my fav. :Y
There was going to be more to this, but then I remembered how small my drawable-pose inventory is;;; I KEEP SAYING THIS, BUT I GOTTA JUST PRACTICE DRAWING POSES SOMETIME. >:V
...So instead of practicing poses, I practice a face. Sometimes my faces get a little wonky, so I wanted to draw with a ref to get myself a little more grounded. My grand ref is Zac Efron.
And there we go. Idk how interesting they'll be for you, but I wanna make some text-y posts about characters and stuff sometime soon. >:V I'll try to add drawings to make it more interesting, but idk. Haha. HOPEFULLY I'LL GET AROUND TO THAT, SOON!
ALSO, THANKS FOR VIEWING, AS USUALLLL!!! :^D ♥