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: Jessica Marron, Ed Sheeran lookalike, Cool guy with cornrow ponytail. (I'll put their real names up eventually. xD;)
*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!
I haven't posted in this world in a while, so today is the day! :D I BRING YOU TONS OF RANDOM STUFF. 8D
A quick sketch I did of Stefan and Gabe I did maybe 2 days ago. It's too sloppy for me to finish, so it'll stay as a sketch forever. :V Floating SteGabe, yaaaay. :^D
This is something I want to draw for the OC Fans challenge. It's Izuzu15's character Amnesia! I really wanted to draw Grief in the picture, too, but the page wasn't big enough. .u.
I WANT TO DRAW EVERYONE'S OC FOR THIS CHALLENGE, it's such a fun idea!! *0* Too bad the deadline's so short. orz I hope I can at least get a couple submissions in.
It's Daaare! 8D I always feel bad for not drawing my A Life Like This characters. I should probably work on that.
Anyways, for this one I was practicing coloring over top a middle value color, and seeing how that would work out. :M
Stefan doodlie-doos. :V The Japanese says "tsun tsun, dere dere." Because... Stefan... yeah.
I've also been doing tons of Gaia freebies/commissions because I get bored. Here's some of the ones I liked!
This is AuroraRugiada's character Thomas. I liked drawing his head. :V
This is A Perfect Memory's character Hiwa. I really liked drawing the pose! :D
This is MateSprite's character, but I don't know the name. Drawing the legs was pretty difficult. orz I'm not used to non-human limbs. ;u;
AND... That's all I have for you. Kind of a boring post, but oh well. Thanks for viewing! c:
Hey guys! It's 2 minutes to midnight as I'm typing this. :D Happy almost new year's, everyone!! In the new year's spirit, I did some OFAV new year's doodles. C:
This is the first one I drew. :D Champagne for Stef, and beer for Gabe 'cause I guess he's not classy enough. (?) Idk why Gabe's winking. Drawing laid-back and happy Stef was weird, but it's nice to see him causal(ish) and friendly every so often. :9
I like drawing random dialogue. The main reason Stefan likes new year's is because he has an excuse to drink and not worry. I actually had him saying something along that line, but I accidentally cropped it out. xD;
This isn't related to the previous comic-thing. The premise is that everyone's basically like, "We sometimes think you don't like us Stefan, but it's nice that we got to be your friend this year again! :D" And Stefan is emotional when he drinks.
This bit of StefanxTomato is dedicated to Wakusei Aoshi, who used to ship them and maybe still does.
Actually, there is no drinking age in France. It's illegal to sell alcohol to people under 18 years old.
Dean doesn't drink. Jo does sometimes, but not really much. Pointless information.
Okay, it's 22 minutes after midnight where I am now. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! Happy 2014! :D Let's have a good year this year!
I was feeling moody today, so I ended up drawing a whole ton of Noland today. xD; Kind of fun! But I hate drawing his hair. It has not gotten any easier. Anyway, here's my Noland doodles from today, and a couple from the rest of the school year.
...I also wrote a lot of random stuff, so I guess I'll transcribe it for you so you can see JUST HOW MOODY AND DRAMATIC NOLAND IS! 8D And I'll just have the transcriptions instead of the usual random talk about the pictures that I usually do. I also hinted briefly at a secret thing about Noland's story that I haven't mentioned to you yet.
You probably won't find it. :V
You'll probably take that as a challenge. :^D
"Desire is a dangerous thing"
"I don't want to feel like that..."
"Noland's hair is slowly turning into this weird afro thing...;;"
"(That one lonely guy)"
"The ones who wound you help you move on. (Male experienced despoilment; And he'll admit it.)"
"I've been in a rut."
"Leave those emotions behind. Passion is a dream that doesn't need to happen."
"Crystal isn't a love interest, but she is a true friend. I think with most of my characters, I emphasize that emotional love is more important than physical love. But here, I want to say that friendship is just as valuable (or even more so) than love. Basically: It's okay never to fall in permanent love."
"Even w/o love, you won't be lonely b/c you have friends."
"Be careful of the downfalls of overhyping romance."
Noland: "She's always surprising me."
Chrystal: "Stop hating yourself. (your emotions alone never did anything to hurt me.)"
"Pay no mind: he's only crying from withdrawal."
"The movies told me I'd win my first love over again."
"Can't get back again."
"でも [however], something's not right..."
"何を見ている、ノランドくん?" (What are you looking at, Noland?)
This one doesn't any words on it, but it seemed related to the previous picture. Since he's looking at his hand here, and he's looking at his hand in the previous picture... yeah.
This one has no words, either! The idea here was that they're blinding each other. Idk. OR DO I K? Youdk.
No words, except for some of the lyrics to "We Never Change" by Coldplay. Noland is running! WOW!
Also, that's supposed to be Tim's dad on the right. Actually, it's how Tim's dad looks in a dream that Tim has. And the eyepatch is just something I added because I hate drawing 2 eyes. xD
"Noland dresses more like Stefan, stands more like Gabe, and acts more like Dean. (??)"
OH YEAH, almost forgot I did this random Noland Tegakie thing.
Drawing on Tegakie is still hard. But coloring feels easier, somehow. Idk how much of a success this is because it still looks weird to me, but the coloring was fun. xD
Noland's face is always "BOO HOO. HOO. HOO BOO."
Alright, that's everything! SO MUCH NOLAND! WOW. Look at all that hair that I can't draw. Look at all those two eyes that are actually one eye because EVERYONE HAS ONLY ONE EYE.
Okay, I need to work on my research paper or study or something, now. xD Thanks much for reading!! :D
Happy Halloween, everyone! :D I don't have a costume this year, unfortunately... but oh well. I don't have time to trick or treat or anything this year, anyway. (Or maybe I do, idk. xD;)
But enough about that.
After some adventures on Gaia, I've decided I need to practice drawing poses. I have a bad habit of not using references... >u> I don't like to use tons of references for completed pictures because then it feels like I just copied it... but I've come to the conclusion that practicing drawing poses from references will help me become more comfortable with anatomy and whatnot! 8D
So here are some sketches I've done from references:
I can't find all the reference pictures I used for this... but I drew these from Star Trek TOS screenshots. Though I think I used this for the drawing of Spock's face and maybe this for Kirk's face. REAL PEOPLE ARE NOT EASY TO DRAW! 8D;
I really want to draw some Star Trek TOS fan art, but idk if I'll ever get around to it. ;u; Maybe some day. Hopefully. xD;
I wrote "posemaniacs studies", but I didn't actually use Posemaniacs. xD; It didn't work on my phone. :M I like how the one of Stefan standing and looking to the right looks. :D But collared shirts are a bother... I think I just don't like drawing buttons. Gah.
I can't find all of the references I used for this, either, but here's some of them. And this might've been used for the Stefan-Face picture, but I'm not sure.
"Younger years" doesn't mean anything, by the way. I just wrote it there so I don't forget it. And yeah, Gabe doesn't play guitar... but he looks cool with one, right? 8D Haha... ha. xD;
Anyway, here's Gabe's references: They're all Mark McGrath, because why not. xD AND LOOK, I HAD ALL OF THEM! They were easier to find because I remembered what I searched in google.
I didn't use a reference for the last one, but I just liked how it came out, so... :Y The mess of lyrics comes from this song.
And... yeah, that's what I have. :D I also have some non-related Tomato sketches that I drew the other day, so I might upload those later or soonish. Oh, and I'm working on a colored picture of Noland, which is taking a while... all I have to do now is the background, which is going to be fun. 8D; AHEH.
Oh, and I might break tradition and not have my 300th picture be a thank you. ;m; I really want it to be a thank you, but I haven't thought of anything or started the thank you picture yet... And I'm drawing other stuff, too. I WILL DO A THANK YOU PICTURE, but it won't be my 300th picture. Probably. I still need to think on that.
Anyway, have a nice Halloween! :)
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.