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: Matthew Brodney III, Dmitri, Charlotte, Jessica Marron, 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!
Hey guys, thanks for the birthday messages on my birthday!!! ;u;/ ♥ Twas very sweet, dohoho.
Anyway, HERE'S MORE STUFF. WHOOP.
I wasn't going to post this because... shirtless Gabe... and butt... but you know, whatever. If it's bothering anyone, I'll take it down.
Anyway, I wanted to practice drawing Shirtless Dudes because idk, I guess that's what I do now. orz I JUST WANT TO PRACTICE DRAWING MUSCLES...!!! I see these people draw dudes with their muscles and they're just SO GOOD. I DON'T WANT TO DRAW GABE'S MUSCLES ALL WEIRD AND BLOCKY ANYMORE, I WANT TO BE GOOD AT DRAWING MUSCLES WAAHAHHEHGH. ;-; But no, it's just been bothering me when I look at old pictures of Gabe, and how I'd draw his muscles... Being angular is okay for Stefan and others, but I feel like Gabe's arms and stuff are supposed to have more round lines than angled. :T
Anyway. I used an abercrombie photo as my ref. Abercrombie photos are my secret to getting shirtless dude refs without actually searching anything sketchy. 8D;;;
I really weirdly like how I drew Stefan's calf in the top sketch. :^D
This outfit looked cooler in my head. -u-; But yeah, trying to draw Jo for the first time in forever. I'm pretty set on having her have short hair, since Gabe has pretty long hair. (??? Doesn't make sense;;;) For her hair, I'm thinking of having it have this sort of spiral shape to it. :V Idk, I'll work on it.
Also, I've never seriously drawn arms in this pose before, apparently. The hands were kind of difficult, aha;;
A smiling Gabe. :^D I'M STILL NOT OVER THE FACT THAT I CAN DRAW GABE FAIRLY COMFORTABLY....
Some Stefans. Stefan is so pointy. ...Idk what else to say about this, aha;;
Killua and Gon from Hunter x Hunter. I've been watching HxH since last semester, but I'm still not done. orz JUST... 50-ISH MORE EPISODES...? Weehhh....
Anyway, Killua and Gon are such cutie best friends!! ;-; So I drew them. I was thinking of making this into a mini print, but maybe... I'll make it a full-sized print, too....???? Idk, I'll just do both, aha. xD;
Older Gon, because IDK. Gon is like 12/13/14 in HxH, so I tried to draw him 16 or 17-ish. :^D I didn't change his outfit because I thought his shorts would still be cool. I just like when people wear shorts, okay. -u-b
LIKE I SAID... I LIKE SHORTS. THEY'RE COMFY AND EASY TO WEAR. Actually, I hate wearing shorts. BUT. Yeah. Noland in stupid swim trunks. 8D
I wanted to draw some Noland and Prue fluffy stuff. :^D Though I still don't really know what I'm doing with Prue. Waaaah, Prue, just reveal your secrets to meeee...!!!
Noland has gotten so cutesy over the years, though, idk what's happening. xD;;; I just like drawing this cute fluffy dude... :M;;
So yep. Gotta go work on stuff for finals, now. ALMOST SUMMER TIME, GUYS...!!! *U*/
HEY FRIENDS. Katsucon is next weekend, which is exciting. *u*b If anyone's going, let me know!! We could try to meet up and whatever. :^D My sister made me a Mikoshiba cosplay, so that's who I'll be dressed as for Saturday and Sunday. She also got herself a Kashima cosplay, so we're going to be Gr8 Individuals.
Anyway, here's some stuff I've drawn. :V SWEET.
SO... I REALLY WANT TO CHANGE JO'S HAIRSTYLE. And yeah, this is Jo. WOW.
I've never really been a big fan of her old hairstyle, so I'm not nearly as sentimental about changer Jo's hair as I am about changing Gabe's ridiculous 'do. (I LIKE HIS HAIR OKAY IT'S PART OF HIM...) I even tried to change it a little, already, by making it flip up in the back, or something. But idk, it wasn't working for me... I feel like short hair will be easier for me to work with and keep her look consistent, or something.
The main problem I have with changing her hairstyle, though, is that it only increases her likeness to P!nk..... *u*;;; Being totally up front, P!nk was the main inspiration (??) for Jo, as far as the way she looks. Haha. SO YEAH... NOT 100% SOLD ON THIS, YET, BUT PROBABLY EXPECT SHORT HAIR JO.
Hey, do you remember this girl? Yeah, I finally decided to sit down and try to make a proper design for her. SO YEAH! Here's the pending design for Jessica Marron, one of the peeps in Nerdy and Jock. She's probably going to end up being Dmitri's love interest, idk. The only other characters I need to draw are Brodney's girlfriend (WHO STILL HAS NO NAME), and possibly this other girl who might be Charlotte's love interest. MAYBE I'LL GET ON THAT SOMETIME.
Anyway, yeah. Jessica. Originally I made her to be The Hot Chick because that was her purpose in my dream... (IF YOU RECALL, Ned and Jack basically came from this dream I had, haha.) She's still supposed to be The Hot Chick, but I decided some time ago that she'd be on the volleyball team, so I wanted to try to make her more on the muscular side. Idk if I succeeded, but I TRIED OKAY. ;u;/ The direction that I want to go with her is that she's athletic and likes playing sports and stuff, but she also loves girly things like fashion and make-up. Oh, and she also likes parties. She's kind of like whatever remnants I had of Clair from A Life Like This, with other stuff put in.
A random thing is that I have this voice in my head for her, which is something I don't usually come up with for characters I haven't had for a while. :V She has this kind of moderately deep voice, and KINDA TALKS LIKE A SURFER OR SOMETHING (?????)... but uh, yeah. It's just different from how I usually hear girly characters in my head... like Tomato, Kasey, and Danny, they all sound kind of generically similar to me.
/blob of blobby text.
I wanted to use MS Paint again, because I thought it'd be pretty fun. It actually was, haha. :^D I couldn't bring myself to do more than just a headshot, but inking and coloring this was surprisingly fun.
Stefan is such a pointy human.
Unlike the previous picture, I did this one on SAI using the legacy pen. It was a lot less fun, because it felt like ALL THE CHALLENGE WAS GONE. That said, I really like how I inked Noland's hair, here. *3* The shading is just okay, but the INKING. I'VE NEVER INKED NOLAND'S HAIR AND ACTUALLY LIKED IT, BEFORE. It was extremely surprising.
Drew O. J. while listening to some sparkly Katy Perry music, because O. J. is such a Katy Perry. (??)
I've mentioned before, but if you don't remember, O. J. is a pop star/rapper or whatever. I imagine he does this kind of fun, lively, over-the-top happy kind of music, with lots of random craziness going on when he performs. Even though he's an egotistical butt elsewhere, he genuinely does enjoy himself when he's performing and stuff. :V
Or I mean. I guess he did. Because he's dead and stuff. Because TWEWY.
I KIND OF SOMETIMES WANT TO TALK ABOUT O. J.'S BACKSTORY, BUT I'M NOT REALLY QUITE SURE YET AND IDK IF I WANT TO TALK ABOUT STUFF BLAHLKGHSKLDGJASF
Hope you have a great weekend and stuff! *u*b
I... mostly did these because I wanted to
draw Gabe in stupid swim shorts PRACTICE DRAWING GABE'S BODILY PROPORTIONS.... and then I threw some other people in there for the sake of a fun swimsuit time. :^D
I DON'T REALLY MENTION IT, but Kasey and Gabe are actually total bros! 8D Or bro and sis. Or besties. IDK, I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO SAY BESTIES, SO I WENT WITH BROS EVEN THOUGH KASEY'S A GIRL. They like to geek out over hot celebs and sing trashy pop music together. (???) Yeah, idk.
I actually have a comic idea about Jo, Gabe, and Kasey living together when they first move to France, and how Kasey and Gabe become friends. Gabe's actually a pretty big butthole in that story, but I think it'd be an interesting thing for me to draw, someday. :V
Kasey always wears fun clothes. I should design stuff for her more often. :m
I have no idea what this dialogue is, or even how I was supposed to write it. I-I DON'T REALLY TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE. HOW IS IT DONE? WHAT IS CONSIDERED ETHICAL AND UNETHICAL? ENLIGHTEN ME.....
As Kasey and Gabe are pretty close, Stefan and Jo are actually decent friends, as well. He considers her more or less the most level headed person out of the OFAV group, excluding maybe Dean. Jo was actually the one who got Kasey and Gabe their jobs with Tomato and Stefan, by the way. :^D
Idk how to draw Jo's face anymore. -u-b And I don't really have anything else to say about this doodle. Meh. :^D
I MEAN, WHY NOT DRAW NOLAND IN STUPID SHORTS, TOO... Aha, yeah. While I do think Gabe would seriously wear stupidly short swim shorts, Noland would probably wear knee-ish length swim trunks and some sort of swim shirt or jacket. (Do swimming jackets exist? ...??? Idk.)
On a side note, Prue is so hard for me to draw without thinking of her as secretly Stefan...!!! ;m; I do have some fairly concrete differences between them in that she's 100x more honest/open than Stefan, and is far less cynical. But they both have this cold, intellectual air to them that I don't really know what to do with. (Not that it's even noticeable in the above doodle, but;;;) I guess Stefan's coldness is more or less intentionally put up on his own will, while Prue's coldness is something she doesn't really realize she's doing. Idk. I'LL FIGURE THIS CHICK OUT, ONE DAY.
You may have noticed that I degraded into my usual draw-one-eye-only syndrome. IT'S JUST... TOO HARD TO DRAW TWO EYES AND KEEP THE EXPRESSION I WANT AT THE SAME TIME. ;U;
So yeah. Happy almost winter break, guys! Hang in there, yo. ;o
GUYS, I FOUND ANOTHER COMIC CALLED OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!! What the heck. Hahaha. xD
Anyway, here's some sketches/doodles I did in my doodle notebook thing.
Some years ago, my sister left me a comment with her prediction of all the pairings that would happen in OFAV, by character. For Stefan, she said "Stefan >> everyone."
UNUSUALLY PLAUSIBLE, ACTUALLY...
The only one of these that's moderately canon is StefanxTomato, because Stefan has a sort-of crush on Tomato in the comic. (Actually, I keep forgetting he's supposed to like Tomato... but.....;;;)
The next plausible would actually be StefanxDean. (!?!?) Stefan usually treats Dean pretty well (compared to the rest of the cast minus TB), but that's partially because Dean kind of a little bit reminds of Stefan of Noland. So I guess he's a little partial to Dean because of that.
The least plausible is... UH... probably StefanxKasey. I think Kasey is 100% unattracted to Stefan, purely because Stefan is 30 years old. Which is old for her. IDK, KASEY, YOU'RE ALREADY 25 OR 26 YOURSELF...
This is from some dialogue I was planning out for a comic about Stefan, Gabe, tattoos, and the levels of friendship or something. (????) I never finished the comic or the dialogue... I just took a picture of this because I like Stefan's face, here. 8D I like drawing an annoyed look on his face, hahaha.
I also really like drawing slightly-bashful-but-not-quite Gabe. 8D;;; This is probably the face of Gabe that I doodle the most in my notebooks....
Stefan was freaking out about making the monthly quota, or something. (??? idk how to talk in business terms.) Gabe's trying to help him out like an Absolute Pro.
A little doodle I did based on THIS AMAZING DRAWING THAT GEROCHAN DID FOR ME!!! ;0; ;0; ;0; /i'm totally bragging sorry
The "Stefan and Gabe Japanese umbrella romance" in the background made me wonder if Gabe would draw something like that.
KISS ON CHEEK, OOOH. yeah. Here's my sort of ref. :V I-I like drawing corny romance stuff, okay...
Gabe's actually not that much taller than Stefan, so HOW LAME OF ME TO DRAW HIM SO TALL. Maybe Stefan's leaning down or something, idk.
SO! There's some stuff. :D HAPPY WEEKEND! I'LL TRY TO WORK ON THE NEXT OFAV...
I'm going to actually try and make OFAV look nice from now on!!! 8D;;;; one thing that I thought would be a good idea to make OFAV look nicer is to ink and color it panel by panel. Usually I do the inking of the strip all at once, and then color it all at once... but I think doing one panel at a time will make me focus on the quality more easily. This panel took a good 2 and a half hours to ink and color, though. Weeehhhh. ""orz THAT'S... a pretty long time. But the fact that I usually rush with my comics really shows in the other OFAV strips, though. THE INKING IS JUST... HORRIBLE... And the coloring hasn't been that great. Meh.
BUT CHECKITOUT, GUYS!! I think I finally have a skin tone that works for Kasey!! 8D
I'm also going to start using this harder lead pencil to do pre-sketches for the strips, which'll help me sketch faster and keep the strip cleaner, I think. 8D I actually managed to sketch the next strip pretty quickly today.
MAYBE WITH THESE NEW COMIC-ING TECHNIQUES (?), I WILL UPDATE OFAV MORE!! I actually really do want to, though. My goal this summer is to update OFAV like... EVERY WEEK. ;u; It'd be cool to finally see the story (?) rolling! Who knows if that'll actually happen, though;;;
Anyway, good night people! :9