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: 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
*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!
When I draw certain characters, I like to listen to certain artists/songs when I draw those particular characters. SO HERE'S A LIST! 8D
Mainly for my own personal purpose, but whatever.
Idk. It's late, and I'm bored, and I feel the need to post something random. xD
This is in this world here because I just want to have this for reference... like if I'm drawing a certain character, what songs I should listen to. I sometimes forget all of them.
So yeah. Bands/songs/etc that remind me of characters (will be added on to probably):
Michka: Heart, Joan Jett, The Pretenders, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac
Rick: Alanis Morisette, The Goo Goo Dolls, Taylor Swift
Zack: U2, Duran Duran, The Cars, The Police, Phil Collins/Genesis, Don Henley, Jagged Gorgeous Winter (The Main Drag), Tom Petty, Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)
Loyal: Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Lisa Loeb, The Cranberries, I Love You Always Forever (Donna Lewis), Counting Crows (Accidentally in Love, Big Yellow Taxi), Spin Doctors (Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Two Princes)
Dare: Matchbox 20, Gin Blossoms, Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows, Good (Better Than Ezra), Hootie and the Blow Fish, Sugar Ray, Spin Doctors (Little Miss Can't Be Wrong, Two Princes), Rob Thomas, Collective Soul, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band
Tim: R.E.M., Nirvana, Matchbox 20 (Back 2 Good), Gin Blossoms, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down (Be Like That), Vertical Horizon, Third Eye Blind (Deep Inside of You, How's It Gonna Be), Sunday Morning (Maroon 5), Dave Matthews Band
Damian: Changing (Airborne Toxic Event), The Goo Goo Dolls, Rod Stewart, Dave Matthews Band
Tomato: Lady Gaga (Beautiful, Dirty, Rich), Benny and the Jets (Elton John), Katy Perry, Madonna (Material Girl), Neon Trees, That's Not My Name (The Ting Tings)
Stefan: Jewel, Taking Back Sunday, The Cure, Elton John (Benny and the Jets ), Vertical Horizon (You're A God), David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac (No Questions Asked), Adele, Crash Into Me (Dave Matthews Band), Hall & Oates, Steely Dan
Gabe: Green Day, Taking Back Sunday, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, AC/DC, George Thorogood (Who Do You Love), Fall Out Boy, Sugar Ray, Vertical Horizon (You're A God), Third Eye Blind (Graduate, 10 Days Late), Blink 182, Dave Mattews Band (Crash into Me, Crush, Where Are You Going)
Danny: Madonna (Material Girl), Tubthumping (Chumbawamba), Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Alcott: Erik Satie, The Cranberries (Dreams (ahaha), Sunday)
Luli: Serenade for Strings: Waltz (Tchaikovsky), Mozart (Flute and Harp Concerto), Erik Satie
Ms. Marigold: Erik Satie (Gymnopedie no. 1), Maurice Ravel
Noland: Dave Matthews Band (#41, My Baby Blue), Baby Blue Sedan (Modest Mouse), Coldplay (Warning sign, Trouble, Don't Panic, We Never Change), Sunday (The Cranberries)
Vanity Fanfare: Daughter, Interpol
...And I don't draw my other characters enough to know what kind of songs I should listen to in order to coincide with their personality. xD
I tend to listen to random Classical stuff for the Dreams characters.
I actually don't like all of the bands/songs on here. Haha. Well, most of them I like, but Tomato and I seem to have slightly differing music preferences...........
OKAY, ENOUGH POINTLESS! I don't actually expect anyone to really read this since it's pretty pointless for you guys. xD
To recap, OFAV 5 and 6 are here: [click]
I've uploaded 5, but I'm still coloring 6. xD;
Anyway, here's the sketches of the next two OFAV strips. THEY'RE TOTALLY HILARIOUS! Okay, they're really not. The main point of them is just to reveal character traits, because basically only aspects of Tomato's and Stefan's personalities have been revealed in the comic.
That, and I can't think of any punchline-things.
GAH, MORE STEFAN AND GABE.
...everyone says. Sorry. There's just one more consecutive strip of Stefan and Gabe dialogue, then a couple of strips with Kasey and Jo dialogue, then a strip about Dean, and then we enter OUR FIRST ARC...
Or something like that. SEE, I DO HAVE A PLAN OF SORTS OF HOW I'M DOING THIS COMIC.
Okay I have to set the table now. FARE THEE WELL....................................
This is something I kind of drew randomly... xD;;; As I do with most things. :m I've been wanting to draw Tim and Clair for a while, but I've never been sure of how I want Clair to look. She never looks quite right... or something. xD
Tim is supposed to be in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade when he's going out with Clair... but I always draw him the same no matter what. xD; ... "orz I just don't feel like drawing him at a different age than the age I normally draw him, which is 17. How much could he really change between 15 and 17 years old, anyways...? o3o;;
I actually kind of like how this came out, but I was struggling to get Clair to sit on Tim's lap. Her head was drawn up higher than I had anticipated. :M;;; Also, it kind of looks like Clair has 7 toes on one foot... but that's just her other foot showing from behind. xD; No, she doesn't have crazy feet...
Floating bodies, woooooo!
You're in for some fun today! 8D ...Or some weirdness. I was thinking about some of the old ideas I had for some of my characters, and I decided that I'm going to share some of them with you. xD Haha. This post'll probably be kind of long.
I had considered all of these things at one point in time or another...
1) Tim x Jake
HAHA... this is one of the weirder ideas, now that I look back on it... By the way, yes, that's what Jake looks like.
So I had this idea that Tim's best friend secretly has a crush on Tim, and is super jealous when he's going out with Clair. When Tim breaks up with Clair, Jake somehow gets Tim alone in his room and says "It's about time you broke up with that <b-word>," and (I'm dead serious about this)... he rapes Tim.
LIKE I SAID, one of the weirder ideas. The point was that Jake doing it with Tim was supposed to make Tim bi-curious. I decided that that would be kind of pointless, 'cause Tim didn't really need Jake as an instigator to make him think about his orientation. And then Jake's character became kind of homophobic, as time went by.
2) Tim's Grandparents and Swing Music
This was kind of a random thing. I had this idea that Tim was close to his grandparents, and his grandparents got him addicted to swing music. I decided that wouldn't be plausible because Tim's Mom wouldn't take Tim to her parents, and her parents would be too young to be into swing music anyways. xD;
3) Smoking Danny
This idea is still pending, actually. :o I thought that if Danny smoked, it'd be a good way to contrast with his sugary-girly personality and emphasize that he's actually older than he tries to be. I mean, I draw him like a teenager and he tries to act like a kid, but he is in his 20s.
But I also don't want to do this idea, because I don't like having my characters smoke... ;u; The only one who smokes for real right now is Tim's mom.
4) Flirty Rick/Dare x Rick
I considered this waaaaaaay early when I created Rick. There are still some remnants of flirty Rick floating around in my gallery... As for Dare x Rick, I considered that for a small amount of time. Takara always wanted me to do Dare x Rick, and I do think it's kind of cute, but I just don't think Dare has that kind of attraction to Rick. xD
5) Jo x Kasey
You probably already know this, but I originally created Jo and Kasey to be a couple. I actually think they're pretty cute together (and I'm not even crazy about gl), but Kasey's too straight to be in a relationship with Jo. :m Although, it is canon for Jo to have a crush on Kasey. But by the time the timeline reaches the current time in OFAV she's already given up on Kasey.
6) Dean x Kasey
This was always going to be a little bit of a gag pairing...
I still think it's plausible for Kasey to crush on Dean, but they'd never become a serious pairing because Kasey crushes on any attractive boy she meets.
7) Damian x Rick
I'm pretty sure I originally created Damian to be a love interest for Rick. xD Damian is completely straight, by the way...
8) Rick Gets Drunk, And...
This was a weird scene idea for RB:SI, where Rick gets drunk and starts mackin' on Dare. The scene was cliche, so I decided it's not going to be drawn. Rick's too smart to "accidentally" drink alcohol, anyways. :P
9) Emo Dare
When I first created Dare in Rock Band 2, I was planning on him having a typical emo personality. There's still some remnants of this here and here, but by the time you reach this pic, the personality change had already happened.
10) Ginger Cassidy (Tim's Mom); also, "Normal" Cassidy
Having Cassidy be a blonde was only decided last year... I thought that Tim would've gotten his looks from his mom, until I came up with the idea of him looking almost exactly like his dad.
Also, back when Tim was just Tim and had no story, his mom was a pretty normal lady living in a normal house.
11) "Chibi forms" in Dreams; Also, blonde Luli
This is a kind of obscure idea I had. xD; I was trying to give a reason to why Luli looks so chibi while everyone else looks more detailed... and I thought that maybe everyone had a "simplified" form in Dreams and they could switch back and forth at will. xD I don't remember what the point was... I think it was you had to be in a simplified form to get into some certain building... idk. Also, I originally planned for Luli to be blonde. :9
12) Nicholay Crushing on Isaac; Also, Tome Magic
Nicholay still looks up to Isaac like a father, but the idea before was that he was so young that he confused his admiration for love. Yeah... Nicholay's not that ignorant (?), so I scrapped that.
Nicholay also used to fight with tomes (books), like mages in Fire Emblem. Now he just uses rings and bracelets to focus his power, while even more skilled mages use only their MIND AND BODY...
13) Faida Turns into a Bird
I'm still not sure what the outcome of Faida's story will be (not that you know any of it 'cause I haven't posted much about her), but an idea was that she's sick and is going to turn into a bird. ...yeah, idk. Still not sure what I'm doing with her.
14) Old Man Gaelnis
I originally planned for Falorin's main minion to be an old man... and then I made Gaelnis, and decided against that. xD
15) Depressed/anorexic/bulemic Rick
SO THIS ONE'S KIND OF DEPRESSING.........
Even back in the early days of Rick, I had already decided that Rick would have a moment in 9th grade when he comes out to Dare and gets bullied at school for it. But another thing I had considered was that Rick was so upset that Dare didn't like him that he would cut himself, and would skip meals and other stuff to get skinnier (because skinnier = more like a girl = Dare would like him better, or something). In the current story, Rick does occasionally skip dinner and loses some weight... but not because he wants to look like a girl, it's because he's too embarassed/ashamed to be around his family and is busy thinking about things in his room. Nowadays I think Rick's smart enough not to intentionally do anything destructive to himself.
16) Divorced Stef
I didn't know how to draw this one, except to draw Stef in a wedding ring... It's probably on the wrong hand. :U
Anyways, I had this idea at one point that Stefan was married at one point, but decided that was kind of weird. I think I only even thought about that because Takara came up with these weird quotes for Stefan to say. xD One of them was "I tell my wife about you", so wife reminded me of divorce, and... yeah.
NOW YOU KNOW THE WEIRD THINGS THAT GO ON IN MY MIND WHILE I TRY TO DECIDE WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE MY CHARACTERS ARE... Sorry for the ridiculously long post. xD;
I think I'm going to start tagging my posts in this world. ;o It'll help with organization. When you click on a tag in a world, I didn't realize that it brings you to all the posts with the tag only in that particular world. That's pretty cool. It's kind of like google search! Like if I tag my posts with the names of the characters in the post, I'll be able to find all the posts with those characters in it! 8D It's amazing! No really, I'm pretty impressed with this. I think I'll spend my day adding tags to my old posts here, too. :m FUN LIFE.
Hey, I drew some stuff! :D Yeah... xD;
I felt like drawing Dare yesterday, so I did. SURPRISINGLY, I like how this came out! ;0; Usually I mess up Dare's face when I draw him facing the right, but he actually came out looking like Dare this time around. xD Also, I've found that I'M ACTUALLY STARTING TO ENJOY INKING... OH MAN. What is going on. o____o I guess that's a good thing, because it means I might finish more pictures than I used to. xD
Oh yeah, I drew him in the outfit I drew him in here, just like I said I would. >:D
Hey, it's Gabe. Takara showed me this song recently, and now it's been in my head. xD; I drew Gabe because the song's called Graduate and Gabe did really bad in school... The song's not really about literal graduation, I think. But whatever. Gabe's not in school anymore anyways. :D
This took like 30-ish minutes to draw during study hall... idk if that's fast or slow or what, But I obviously get scribbly when I'm trying to draw fast. >3>
Also, I doodled a semi-realistic Gabe because I was trying to figure out what his hair would look like in real life. :d Because obviously I don't know what I'm doing when I'm drawing his hair in cartoon style...
This scan came out really bad for some reason. .____.
Lastly, here's a TAOMAR teaser page. This is a scene from chapter 4, which hasn't happened yet. xD; The basic plot of that chapter is Sheik is helping Roy with his grades so Roy doesn't move to a lower level class.
Yeah! I always end these posts abruptly... xD; I think I've said this before.
Anyways, thanks for viewing. :D