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
*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!
Since I put comic sketches in the title first, I guess I'll post the comic sketches first. :m I'm working on a comic-thing for Christmas (since I never upload Christmas-themed pictures) of Dare, Rick, and Tim. These are just the 1st two pages. Yeahhhh. It takes place in 11th grade, so it's pre-Something Impossible.
Akioh, I have no idea what you're talking about because I forgot everything in relation to A Life Like This and your Rock Band comic because you haven't updated either in several months
Me too, mysterious reader. Me too.
Maybe I should update those some time.............
Aw, yeah. Master of dialogue here. ... COMICS WITH FLOWING DIALOGUE ARE TOO HARD. ;w; Maybe that's why I like 4-panel strips so much.
Whoa, Akioh, who the heck is that guy with the hat-- OH, IT'S RICK! I really wanted to draw Rick in a new hat... xD
And yep. Sorry for the handwriting, as usual.
Oh, and here's the song Dare was singing in the beginning. Not relevant at all. xD
Anyways, on with the other non-comic stuff! :m While we're on the topic of Tim, here's a picture of him and his mom.
Yes, Cassidy looks freakish. :M Who cares about bodies making sense! Answer: everyone.
The weird thing about these drawings is that I drew the picture of Tim and the picture of Cassidy on two separate papers at two different times. So it was kind of weird that they kind of matched when I put them together like this... Even the quotes seem kind of consecutive. xD;
But yeah. Akioh draws weird stuff sometimes.
I hardly draw Loyal, but I felt like drawing her the other day. :o No, that's not a beard... it's some weird shading... ;u; I remember reading a chapter of Yu Yu Hakusho once where a guy's chin was shaded like that, and I thought it was a beard. xD; I was wondering why it vanished in the next panel...
What I like about Loyal is that I don't feel compelled to draw her in a girly pose like certain individuals. :V
The rest of the stuff is OFAV related. I was talking to Takara the other day about how Gabe's pretty different from how he used to be. I think his appearance changes are on behalf of my drawing style changing. I can't seem to decide if I want him to have light brown or dark brown hair, though... I want it to be light brown, but it always comes out dark in marker. ;A;
This is the first thing I've colored in marker since... Hm. Apparently, I still think it's summertime.
Gabe's hair color is incorrect. BAH.
I think this is the first time I've uploaded a picture that actually shows Stefan crushing on Tomato. xD
Stefan, I think you have to be crushing on someone 12 and under to be considered a pedophile. I think you're in the clear. Although, when Tomato was 17 and Stefan was 26, those could be plausible ages for a teacher crushing on a student. Which is what the song Don't Stand So Close To Me is about. YEAH, CONNECTIONS!
Last one! :m Quote on the side is from Wounded by Third Eye Blind. Inconspicuous quote on the bottom is irrelevant.
I like drawing Stefan, yo. :U
It's weird that it's almost 2013! ;A; I feel like I haven't done much on my "things to improve on" list. I guess you could say I've been working on action poses...
Well anyways, that's all for now. 8D YEAH...
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.
Okay, titles... yeahhh... I never know. |D
Anyways, I can't believe I never showed this to you guys!
I had my theO username on there, so I must've intended to put it up in this world... o_o
Here's where his old profile is located: [click]
And here's a (not very) brief summary of how Tim's stayed the same or changed since I first made him:
*Pretty much his appearance. I just couldn't draw him that well before... xD I've been drawing his standard blue tartan shirt since WAAAAY BACK. xD (And by way back, I mean 2 years ago. -u-)
*He's still cowardly, but not in the same sense that I had originally intended. I first wanted him to be like "wimpy-cowardly" like... idk, maybe as in he couldn't handle blood-and-gore/fights/heights/etc. In that sense, he's completely different because Current Tim is a bit of a thrill seeker and loves roller coasters. :D SOMETHING YOU MAY'VE NEVER KNOWN...
But anyways, he's still cowardly in the way that he doesn't assert his own opinions, and doesn't stand up for others even if he thinks he should. I guess that's more passive, than cowardly...
*Tim is still easily persuaded by others! Yes indeedy. But it's different because I originally meant for it to be he believed in what other people told him, but now it's more like he gets talked into "believing" something even if he's not to consensus with himself on the subject. (I'm not sure if I just used the word consensus correctly or not...)
*"Very Dense" and "A Moron"... HEHE... no. xD; I think Tim is one of the least dense of my characters. He's pretty sharp, and easily picks up quirks and thought processes of others. (Which is kind of hard for me to portray... xD) Also, while both Dare and Tim are pretty smart about analyzing people, I think Tim has the upper hand on Dare because Tim can usually tell when someone has a crush on him or is crushing on someone, while Dare tends to be pretty oblivious to romance. (NO ONE CARES, AKIOH... Well, I guess you have to care a little bit to be reading this. xD)
*Backstory, whoa! I think Tim is one of the few characters whose "backstory" is actually his main story. xD; Like with Rick, meeting Dare in 4th grade isn't his whole story, and his "crisis" in 9th grade isn't his whole story either. (Idk, Rick's storyline is probably going to be the most romance-oriented out of the three of them.)
But yeah. Tim's story revolves around conflicts with his mom regarding his birth, and being "popular" with Jake and Clair (Clair for a lesser amount of time because he does eventually break up with her). I'm thinking I should put most of the romantic-y things/scenes/whatever with Tim and Rick into Rick's storyline/perspective in A Life Like This. Of course, it'll be present in Tim's storyline as well; but probably more prominently in Rick's. Well, when he finds out Tim is bi, at least. Before that, I guess it's up to Tim.
/talking too long
*LAID-BACK-NESS... Uh. Well when I first made Tim, he was really kind of hyperactive like Dare. (I-I THINK THIS HAPPENS A LOT... because Rick was like this, too. xDD) Eventually, he became a pretty chill dude. :V I mean, he does get riled up often. But he tends to be very casual about things. I think I've mention before that he has a kind of dry, sarcastic sense of humor.
*I also mention in the meme that he's pretty angsty and cynical. I don't normally like angsty characters that much, but MEH... It's Tim! I think Tim has reason enough. The "angstyness" is mostly seen in moments regarding his mom or social status or if he thinks about his dad that he's never met. BY THE WAY, I'm kind of always secretly freaking about about Tim's social status because I come from a fairly affluent family... so it's really hard for me to empathize because I don't know of anyone who lives in a similar situation to Tim, nor have I witnessed such situations. I'm always scared of exaggerating things. ;3; Which I probably do.
Anyways, what was I taking about... Oh yeah, his cynicalness. The cynicalness is usually only in his thoughts, and it's usually directed toward his classmates where he mentally criticizes them for their superficiality/naivety. In that sense, Tim is a little arrogant because he thinks of himself as smarter than a lot of his classmates. But he also thinks it's really pathetic of him to degrade his classmates to make him feel better about himself.
YEAH, LOTS OF RANDOM TIM STUFF! All of this should probably be in his character profile, but it's not. xDD Oh well.
Thanks for reading this giant text of texty stuff! :M Hopefully it was interesting enough. xDD Tim is one of my favorites, but I just don't draw him often because I can't think of any good pictures for him... >u> Haha. Actually, I am working on one of him and Clair. (?!?!)
I'll finish that soon. It's looking pretty alright so far. ;o But there's no background. xD; AS USUAL...
THIS POST IS FINITE! As in, it ends. Right now.
I haven't been posting a lot of WIPs lately, just doodles... xD; Here's some doodles. YAY.
These are for Harvestmoonluvr, who got me in the mood to draw some Dare. :U Just some random comics... yeah. xD
Literal fruit. (Idk, that's just what came up when I googled "literal fruit" just now...)
I drew this at the beach. Just an OFAV relationship chart. It looks complicated, but it's less confusing than it looks. xD
Some random thing of Gabe that I drew last week. It started with a random head, and ended up turning into Gabe... YEAH. I don't doodle much on SAI, so this was kind of weird to draw. ._.
Just finished this today! :0 It was pretty quick 'cause I didn't color anything. There's some Japanese in (randomly. xD;;;), so here's the translations:
Sad: I look sad? Um... no I don't.
Bashful: (He doesn't have glasses)
Impatient: Hurry up...
Also, here's the link to the magazine cover I used. :M [click]
AND YEAH! I've said it before, but these posts always end abruptly.
And here's a secret number character that I didn't tell you about in the previous post. I made him for my sister... [click]
And with that, I leave you.
I felt the need to post some sketches.
I drew this in May, I think...? Back when I was reading The Great Gatsby, which was making me think about flappers. xD So I drew a flapper. I wore a similar outfit to this one to school for a project. :M
I drew this one during school, too. Basically it's a redo of this, but his head came out too big.
I used to think that boys with Dean's character personality rarely exist, but this guy who sat in front of me in math class reminded me of Dean in awkwardness. So maybe Dean isn't such an unlikely guy to meet. xD /random
Random doodly-sketch-plan-things. xD; The top is a picture idea I have for Stef and Tomato. The bottom is a possible redux of Alcott's outfit. I've always wanted to give him a short jacket, and I think this looks pretty alright. :m Although, I'm always bothered by how boring his pants are...
A sketch of Luli and Alcott that I drew a couple days ago. At first I wasn't really sure of what to draw, and it turned into Alcott and Luli. xD Even though it's their profiles, I quite like this picture... ;3; I wish I drew the Dreams characters more often. The Dreams story is probably my favorite of my fantasy stories... but I just don't have it planned enough to do anything with it, and I'm not the best at drawing fantastical things. xD;
Doodles and a random comic with Stefan and Gabe. YOU KNOW... IT'S JUST EASIEST TO MAKE COMICS WITH THEM, OKAY...? ._. By the way, that lady next to Stef is Gabe's mom. Also, that giant block of text next to Dare is just me talking about how I should practice drawing suits. (I wrote that before this.)
Um. COLORED ZACK, WOAH!
Like I said, it's easiest to make comics with Stefan and Gabe. -u- But somehow, these comics became a "Let's learn some random things about Gabe!" moment. xD;
I don't know how to put the accents on the letters, so the French is accent-less. Sorry, French people.
AND THAT IS ALL. Now you know what I've been doing.
And that is absolutely nothing.