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!
Hey guys! I'm mostly posting this for my own use so I don't forget this stuff, but take a gander if you want. :M This is a timeline of what Stefan and Gabe were doing before the current OFAV comic strips. I could have included Tomato or Jo in the timeline, but... Tomato was in elementary school when Stefan was in college, so that would be weird to talk about. And I mention Jo occasionally in Gabe's timeline. So there.
YEAH, IDK. I write/draw about this stuff sometimes, so think of this as a brief summary of their lives! 8D And by brief, I mean this is actually kind of long.
There are also a couple characters in Gabe's storyline that I haven't talked about here on theO that I have mentioned on dA. I feel like I should at least officially introduce Will someday...
Stefan: Age 15-18 in 1995-1998. Graduates in 1998. High school is when he begins to develop his tendencies to speak in a manner such that he's always on someone's good side. (Something he does currently when he's trying to book gigs for Tomato. He doesn't care so much around people he's close to.) Mentally, he's very cynical. He has one girlfriend some time in high school, but she breaks up with him after a couple months. He's not bothered because he didn't have strong feelings for her, but he still tried his hardest to be loving while in the relationship. He begins college in 1998.
Gabe: From 1997-1999, he's in high school (age 15-17). Freshman year he has a secret relationship with a friend of his named Dave. Dave accidentally lets it slip, and puts all the blame on Gabe. Gabe accepts the gossip; comes out at school, but not to his family. For part of freshman and sophomore year, his old friends avoid him. He befriends William mid-sophomore year, which helps bridge the gap of awkwardness (?) between him and his old friends. Gabe develops a crush on Will, but he keeps it a secret all through high school.
On a side note, Will ends up marrying his high school sweetheart later in life.
Stefan: Age 20-21, sophomore to junior year in college. Around this time, Stefan begins to notice he's romantically inclined to men the same way he is to women. His feelings for boys don't really surprise or bother him, but he decides not to mention it to anyone due to the fact that he likes girls and can appear straight if he only shows an interest in women. He has a girlfriend, who this time around he is more serious about. Things initially go well between them, but they slowly drift apart due to personal differences. (Stefan was too serious and unromantic for her taste, something like that.) (obviously I haven't had the chance to thoroughly think about this. xD) Their break-up was a mutual decision, but officially it was Stefan's ex-girlfriend who broke up with Stefan. Late 2001, Stefan befriends Noland.
Gabe: Age 18-19. Gabe graduates from high school in 2000, and does not pursue further education. Gabe comes out to his parents after Jo comes out as bisexual to them. (His parents have suspected for a while that Gabe is gay, but have wanted him to tell them himself.) After high school, his father "makes" him work in an automotive shop. He spend the next two years saving up money so he can move out of his home town and quit his job.
Stefan: Age 22, and a senior in college. Stefan and Noland become close friends. Noland comes out and confesses to Stefan, to which Stefan admits similarly. He and Noland begin dating, but their relationship is more physical than emotional, unlike his previous relationship. (Stefan in the future describes to Gabe that he was "100% infatuated with Noland".) Stefan discovers that Noland has been cheating on him late in their relationship, but seems willing to make up with Noland. However, Noland thinks it best for them to break up and their relationship ends. They don't talk to each other for the rest of their college life.
Stefan graduates in 2002 with a degree in marketing.
Gabe: Age 20. Gabe moves to New York and works as an underwear model. He befriends a British (??) model, and the two of them engage in a long-term physical (but not romantic) relationship.
Stefan: Age 23-25. Stefan is hired at a modelling agency as a booking agent for miscellaneous models from the agency, and an overseer for casting calls and open calls (ie: an audition judge of sorts). Because he works with a variety of models at this time, he doesn't become attached to any particular one as friends or romantically. He is not particularly close to any of his coworkers either, because he tends to focus more on work than socializing--even after work hours. He becomes more comfortable being alone around this time, and his distaste for romance becomes more concrete. He is stationed somewhere in the United States.
Gabe: Age 21-23. While in New York, Gabe often uses his British friend (sorry for the lack of name) as a guinea pig for his hobby of hairstyling. Overtime he discovers he enjoys styling hair more than he enjoys standing around in his underpants in front of a camera--I mean, modelling. Luckily (if you want to call it luck), he gets fired in 2004 for getting a tattoo on his arm. He moves back home that year, and discusses with his sister that he wants to be a hairstylist. They decide they want to team up as a hair-and-make-up duo (Jo just finished cosmetology classes at a community college). The two of them spend 2005 figuring out how to get started, when Gabe throws in the idea of moving to Paris (despite only having mediocre skills in French).
Somewhere in 2004 or 2005, Gabe gets that weird tattoo on his chest. (Not that it's relevant at all...)
Stefan: Age 26-27. Stefan is assigned to Tomato as his personal modelling agent. Initially he finds the 17 year old boy extremely naive and highly annoying. After spending copious amounts of time together (and partially because of accidental flirting on Tomato's part), Stefan develops an awkward crush on Tomato. In late 2007, the two move to Paris on orders from Stefan's boss.
Gabe: Age 24-25. Gabe and Jo move to Paris, France. While Gabe's French is bad, Jo knows enough from high school and miscellaneous classes to help the two of them get by. Some time in 2006 the two of them meet and befriend Kasey, another American living in France. (How the heck...) The three of them then decide to team up as a hair and make-up trio. (??) Gabe spends 2006 and 2007 as a freelance hairstylist, rooming with Jo and Kasey until he acquires enough money for himself. Initially he thinks Kasey is annoying, but they eventually bond over their love for attractive male celebrities. (??????) Oh yeah, and his French does get better over time... Sort of.
Stefan: Age 28-29. In Paris, Tomato finds a boyfriend. Stefan initially thinks that Tomato having a boyfriend should prevent his feelings from becoming too prevalent, but instead he develops a kind of jealousy. As usual, Stefan tries to ignore his feelings.
On his bosses orders, Stefan hires a hair-and-make-up crew for Tomato. I don't know exactly how he finds out about Gabe, Jo, and Kasey (probably through a combination of phone calls, the internet, and the newspaper), but he does and he hires them.
Gabe: Age 26-27. Gabe thinks Stefan is physically attractive right off the bat, but at this point he's not emotionally attracted to him. This is the point in life when he notices he feels the most comfortable where he's at. He loves his job and and the people he spends time with. YAY!
Stefan: Age 30. This is the current year in OFAV! A bit before the comics start, he hires Dean Johnson for help with things besides hair and make-up. He sees Dean more as an intern than an employee initially, but eventually trusts him with important and difficult tasks.
Gabe: Age 28. This is the current year in OFAV! Around this time Gabe begins to develop romantic feelings for Stefan, and tries to become closer to him on a more intimate level.
Even though OFAV technically takes place in 2010, I'll probably still make references to things that happen after 2010. Yes, nonsensicality!
I feel like the timeline ends kind of abruptly. Oh well. Thanks for reading, if you did!
I really don't know why I have all this stuff planned out, considering it NEVER SHOWS UP IN OFAV. Or idk, maybe there'll be references to some of this stuff occasionally...
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.
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.
HEY GUYS. I'm trying to do a picture completely on SAI, 'cause I don't think I've done that since that one TB picture. You know. That one where he's by the river. Yeah. xD; ...Oh, no wait. I did that one Franz one. ...Whatever. :M
I've been wanting to do an OFAV group pic again, and also a summer picture... so I combined them. 8D Here's the sketch:
ACK, SHIRTLESS MEN. Akioh doesn't know what she's doing and she should look at references but she refuses to because she's just being silly.
...Yeah. I hope to clean it up in the inking process. WHICH IS GOING TO BE TERRIBLE, BY THE WAY. ;A; 7 PEOPLE AGH... The inking may not be very detailed either. xD; This is going to be a pain to finish... but I've been fairly productive lately so I might be able to get it done before summer ends! :D;;;;
And yeah.. that's what I'm working on. I'm also working on a picture of Damian for this challenge. I just need to color the background. BACKGROUND! I know. It's unfathomable coming from me. Actually, I've uploaded a couple pictures with kind of simplish backgrounds recently... So I think I'm actually accomplishing my new year's resolutions from January a little. xD;
Enough of me babbling. Thanks for viewing, as always. ;D
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.