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!
I doodled a picture of high school-aged Gabe on my math homework, and didn't feel like erasing it because I kind of liked it... ;u; EHE. So I scanned it and now I'm going to erase it. YEAH!
By the way, here it is.
Woo, angry man! His hand is kind of big, now that I look at it. xD; Floating youthful Gabe... Gabe's hairstyle in high school pretty much looks exactly like Jo's current hairstyle except with Gabe's color scheme. WOO! Idk, I'm having trouble with hairstyles these days. .u.
Also, I found some original concept sketches and other old things of my characters. 8D I figured I'd show them to you all. I already uploaded most of them when I originally drew them, but here's some stuff that I missed. I'VE JUST BEEN GOING DOWN MEMORY LANE LATELY... Sorry for all the "before-after"-themed posts. xD Hope you find this interesting or something! :D
This is actually a pretty recent pic, and it's also the only decent picture of Jamie that I've drawn. Jamie is Rick's little brother. I haven't talked about him much, but he has his fair share of appearances in A Life Like This compared to the rest of Rick's siblings. xD By the way, he's talking to Tim in this pic. He asked Tim if he likes Rick. So uh.. Spoiler? xDD Idk. BAH. This stuff is so idk. :I
Woo, that basketball looks like a giant lumpy round object and not a basketball... ._________.;
This isn't the first picture of Tim that I've drawn, but what's monumental about this piece of paper is I figure out an easy way to draw Tim's bangs. 8D If you look at the part in his bangs, the left bang used to flip to the left, but then I started drawing it flipping to the right. FOR SOME REASON, THAT MADE IT SO MUCH EASIER TO DRAW HIM...! Once I could draw him, I started drawing him a lot more. So thanks to that one little change, Tim's now one of my favorite characters of mine. xD AND YOU THOUGHT LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT DIDN'T MATTER...
Or maybe you never thought that. :I
This was drawn before the previous doodles. It was another (failed) attempt at trying to figure out how to draw Tim's hair. xD Tim, you gave me so much trouble... but you were worth it. ;u;
This is the first time I ever drew Damian! He still looks about the same. :D I originally spelled his name "Dameon", but that apparently means "DEMON CHILD"... so I changed it to Damian. 8D;
Damian's actually 20, I think. Yep. Idk why I wrote that beard comment, though.
NO ONE'S TALKING ABOUT YOUR BEARD I think I've become more tolerant of beards, because of Gabe. xD I used to really not like beards at all. Now I'm kind of indifferent. I like drawing Gabe's beard, even though it's the tiniest beard in the world.
...My dad has a mustache! 8D
Here's Jamal's original design. There's a colored version somewhere in my portfolio, too. :m (Compare with this: [click]) Takara wrote his name on there! 8D Because I didn't want to name him Jamal at first... Haha. I'm used to his name now.
Lastly, here's what I planned to be the "default" outfits for the OFAV cast. These are also the outfits I used here. The only one that's remained the same is Dean's. xD I hadn't learned how to draw suits until this summer, so Stefan's only changed recently. I draw Kasey, Tomato, and Jo in random things that I feel like drawing. Gabe usually wears that skull shirt or tank top. TB always wears the same outfit of a green t-shirt and rolled-up jeans, which is why I didn't put him on here. :m
Gabe's shirt just makes me laugh in agony and embarassment... orz
And yeah! That's that. 8D I'll try to upload some recent stuff in my next post.
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.
Okay. I scanned like, 12 pages from my sketchbook. BECAUSE IMOUTO CHAN WANTED TO SEE SOME RANDOM DOODLES. And I had some lying around.
Idk how many images are allowed in a world post, but I'll put as many as I can and the rest will be links. xD;
I haven't posted these yet, have I? :/
Anyways, these are the pages I used for planning Kor's design. It took 3 pages. "orz Just because I'm really indecisive about things. xD; As you can see, he originally had this really ugly green vest-shirt thing. It was weird, so I changed it to a jacket. :d
....you know you want a shower lamp.
I posted the top picture of Damian earlier. :U
BUT REALLY, WHAT IF DARE AND RICK HAD EACHOTHERS' PERSONALITY? To me, characters who look like Dare usually have Rick's personality and characters who look like Rick usually have Dare's personality. But that's probably not true. xD
I drew this at the hair salon while waiting for Takara. :U Stefan is fun. but his face looks weird here. :I
Oh. Takara drew that scary thing on the bottom. Apparently, it's my VERY OWN DBZ OC! (idk. xDDD)
Tim's mom, Cassidy Ackart. This has spoilers for A Life Like This, I guess. o3o
I uploaded the colored thing to my portfolio. :0 It was on this doodle page in my sketchbook. xD
That's Segran's catch phrase. I think I've said this before... :I
More Stefan. This time in normal clothes, beacuse I was bored. xD; HIS LEGS ARE SO LONG THOUGH...
And yeah. Stefan is secretly a tennis pro.
Sketch of Luli. :D It's not done yet, though.
Dare and his female self, Truth. xD In RB:SI, she's a rabid Dare fangirl. :U (who knew he had those. xD)
Truth looks very similar to Dare, so here's some sure fire ways to tell them apart:
Truth's a girl, so she has a chest. Duh. xD She also wears a skirt instead of jeans.
If only her head is seen, Truth wears a stud nose piercing, while Dare wears an actual nose ring. Truth also wears hoop earrings, while Dare wears studs and sometimes safety pins (?!?!). Oh yeah, and I draw Truth with eyelashes and slightly longer har. :D SO THERE.
Sketch of Rinchu and Segran. The mysterious figure on the bottom is going to be Segran. xD
Idk how to draw butts. o3o
LAST ONE! This is my most recent sketch. I was bored, so I drew Shinitsu. :d What I was talking about on the top of the page is how the Japanese katakana character "shi" and "tsu" look like smiling faces, which is weird because Shinitsu is always smiling.
OKAY THAT'S ALL.
I NEED TO CLEAR THE DISHWASHER.
Sorry for all the random. xD;
I got a new sketchbook a couple of months ago, and doodled a lot in it. So here is everything in my sketchbook except a few concept stuff of a new character (it's for Wakusei's challenge, so I don't want to spoil the surprise) and some other stuff I didn't feel like scanning.
So it's not really everything in my sketchbook, after all... xD; Anyways, here. Random stuff... and one picture on graph paper.
The first things I drew in my new sketchbook. :d Near the bottom, I wanted to practice drawing Tim. C: The picture on the right looks better... But I can never draw him well with two eyes. o_x; And then I started randomly writing "blah" in different ways...
Concept drawings of Nana and Popo (the ice climbers) for TAOMAR. :d These two are fun to draw. xD
Some of my way old characters. xD; Except that mini Charles Darnay under Hichiro. Oh, and that lady singing into a pencil in the top right. (It's a gorgeous picture of my little sis.)
I don't really like any of these characters. They're boring. xD;;;
I usually draw Dare when I'm bored. xD;;; H-HE'S JUST FUN TO DRAW... ;3;
Outfit and pose idea for a picture I want to draw of Michka. This is how most of my pictures start out. :>
Some OFAV doodles. :D Leah is the girl Dean likes. Mick is Leah's boyfriend.
And that's me on the top. I had hiccups, my hair was frizzy because I didn't flat iron it, and because I was about to go to sleep, wasn't wearing glasses. xD;;
A headshot of Damian. :d My aunt was curious as to how I colored, so I drew this quickly. This is the first time I've sketched, inked, and colored something in one sitting since... a long time. xD
This is a really odd picture.
So I wanted to draw a picture of Stefan and Gabe... but I forgot Gabe was such a pervert. Bah.
Gabes hand was originally on Stefan's neck. And then it was around his shoulder. And then it was on his butt, and stayed there.
Don't expect pictures like this from me. xD
AND THAT'S ALL! :D yeah.
HEY HEY, IT'S DAMIAN.
And spoilers for a chapter in my RB comic.
BUT YOU SHOULD READ ANYWAYS.
because I told you to.
BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TOOOOOOO!
Name: Damian Matthews
Nicknames: "D", D-man (by Dare; I'll explain later. xD), Gaymian (BY MY FRIENDS LKAJSERFLKWJLR. He's not gay.)
Birthday: Idk, unimportant
Special Talent: Pointing out the obvious, musical talent (guitar, singing)
Hobbies: Listening to music, playing his guitar, daydreaming
Profession(s): Employed at an electronics shop
Birthplace: London, England (or somewhere near the area)
Current Residence: London. England
Likes: Relaxing, music
Dislikes: Work, anglophiles (they're embarassing)
Love Interest: A workmate of Damian's... She's not totally important.
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Hair Color: Chestnut
Hair Length: Above mid-neck, spiked somewhat
Eye Color: Blue (same shade as Dare's eyes)
Jewelry/Accessories: Necklace w/ small cross
General Appearance: I never know how to answer this one....
Relationship with Family: Lived with his dad until he was 17 or 18, but is very distant from his dad; His mom lives in the U.S., but they talk on the phone (OR FACEBOOK, RATHER) and stuff and are fairly close; is close to his Aunt and Uncle (Dare's Parents), and visits them often; Later becomes close friends with his cousin Dare; No brothers or sisters
Key Family / Relatives: Dad, Mom, Aunt, Uncle, Dare
Relationship with Friends: Unknown/unimportant
Key Friends: Dare
Key Enemies: None
Educational History: Graduated from Secondary School (THE BRITISH SCHOOL SYSTEM IS SO DIFFERENT FROM AMERICA'S...)
Phobias / Fears: Unknown/unimportant
Bad Habits / Vices: Spacing-out, underreacting, not trying his hardest (lazy. xD)
Emotional Problems: I don't know the word for it, but Damian sometimes feels more like he's his dad's "property" instead of his son.
Best Qualities: Friendly, doesn't criticize often, easygoing
Worst Qualities: Lazy, doesn't try to accomplish things (unmotivated)
Key Childhood Experiences: His mom and Dad got a divorce when he was 5, and his father gained full custody over him.
Personal Goals: To perform music (not really as a job, just for the heck of it)
Professional Goals: Get a better job (He currently works at an electronic appliances shop)
Style of Speech: BRITISH. (what. xD), calm, to-the-point but not rudely blunt.
Personality: Laid-back, friendly, calm... yeah.
IIIIT'S DAAAAAAMIAN. Damian is one of my favorite of my OCs for no good reason. xD; I just like him....
Damian is a 20-year-old living in London, England. He has a pretty crappy job at the moment... He works at an electronic appliances shop. He doesn't have a good job b/c as soon as he graduated, he went looking for a job. He didn't go to college or anything... so yeah. His grades were also mediocre. The thing is, Damian is actually very smart, he just doesn't apply himself. :U He meets his cousin Dare one day when Something Impossible goes to London to perform. But before I tell you that story, let me tell you this story...
Damian and Dare are cousins. Dare's mom is Damian's mom's sister. So Dare's mom is Damian's aunt and Damian's mom is Dare's aunt. You may remember that Dare lives with his aunt. That aunt is Damian's mom. :D
Damian is 2 years older than Dare. He was actually at the hospital when Dare was born. Damian and Dare used to play with eachother when they were kids. When Damian was 5, his parents started fighting and got a divorce. Damian's dad gained sole physical custody over Damian as a result of the divorce, so Damian has to live with his dad and stuff. Damian's mom is also thinking of moving to the United States in order to get a job. (She went to college there, so she has friends in the US.)
In the same year, Dare's parents are financially failing and are unable to take care of their child. Firmly believing that she will be able to take care of Dare, Damian's mom legally adopts Dare and moves to the United States. Dare's mom (reluctantly) lets Damian's mom do this because they are sisters. :d
Legally, Dare is actually Damian's mom's son. However, Damian's mom only adopted him because it would make moving to the US much easier on Dare; Dare was only 3-years-old at the time. Since Dare only lived in England for 3 years, he forgot about his parents and Damian and all that.
But anyways, enough about Dare. Damian grows up in England with his dad. Damian and his dad have a very distant relationship... They talk a little, but Damian doesn't like his dad much for "winning full custody" of himself. You see, there was a court case for the divorce and stuff, and Damian's mom lost.... something like that. Damian's dad may have only wanted to win so badly because he wanted to hurt Damian's mom. Damian's dad isn't a nice guy, you see... He's very smart, fairly wealthy, and supposedly handsome (I haven't designed him yet), but not very nice.
So anyways, Damian and his dad live together. In school, Damian initially tried hard to get good grades, but he never recieved any recognition or praise from his dad... so he stopped trying after that.
Even though Damian lives with his dad, he still keeps in contact with his mom through the phone and FACEBOOK (hahehehhah) and stuff. He also knows how Dare looks b/c Damian's mom puts pictures of Dare on her facebook account. Dare is kind of oblivious to all this stuff... Damian's mom usually talks on the phone with Damian when Dare's at school or something. IDK WHY DARE'S SUCH AN IDIOT.
...anyways again. When Damian graduated from high school or secondary school or whatever it's called in England, he moved out and got a job at an electronic appliances store. WHICH BRINGS ME BACK TO WHERE I STARTED. :D Now I can talk about when Damian and Dare meet. (SPOILERS?)
So one day, when Damian is playing his guitar outside the electronics shop during his lunch break (which he always does), it just so happens that Dare and the rest of the Something Impossible crew happen to be walking by. And so, they're REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOOOD! And it goes on....
Lalala... Now about Damian's personality. Damian is a really really chill dude. xD He's got kind of a "go with the flow" additude. He likes to daydream when he's bored, and is super calm. Like, for serious. He's actually a really nice guy, though. He knows how to talk to people. :D Oh yeah, and he loves music. He's good at the acoustic guitar and he likes to sing. :M
I put up there that one of his special skills is pointing out the obvious. It is a very useless skill indeed... To give an example of this skill, let's say for example he's on his way to his apartment and the door is looked. He will then proceed to say "Oh. It's locked." ....no duh, Damian. No. Duh.
I also put up there one of his nicknames is "D". Dare calls him this once... Idk what the situation was (it's unimportant), but Dare addresses in his American accent and says "Yo, D. Where's the remote?" ...or something like that. (Why the remote? xD;) Damian thinks it's weird that Dare called him "D". No, American people don't usually address people by the first letter of their name. But it's been done before...
Damian also thinks anglophiles (people who admire English culture) are embarassing.
Dare is a bit of a stupid anglophile (someone who thinks English culture is cool, but really doesn't know anything about it).
THAT'S ALL I FEEL LIKE SAYING.