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: Jessica Marron, Ed Sheeran lookalike, Cool guy with cornrow ponytail. (I'll put their real names up eventually. xD;)
*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!
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...
Happy Monday, everyone! :M Woo yeah. Here's some stuff from the past week-ish.
Some outfits I drew last night during my stream. :V I wanted to practice girly outfits, but then I drew Noland and wanted to draw more guys. So I drew Tomato.
I want to draw Tomato more often. ;0;
I like drawing Kasey in tacky make-up. :V I'd be lying if I said Nicki Minaj wasn't an influence on Kasey's fashion taste. xD Kasey's kind of like a combination of Gyaru and Nicki Minaj here, or something. :V
The Noland outfit is something I sketched in a notebook one time, but didn't have colors for it. I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT I THINK POLKA DOTS REALLY SUIT NOLAND...
Some random Danny. Still not really sure if I want to make his hair brown or ashen. It looks too much like Stefan's hair color here... not that that's really a problem, but IT FEELS LIKE IT'S A PROBLEM.
I love drawing Danny's buck teeth. :B
IT'S ALMOST SUMMER, SO I DREW SOME SUMMER CLOTHES! I think I don't like Stefan's head in this picture. Gabe's head was also annoying to draw. WAH. I do kind of like this, though, even though their heads are weird. Maybe I'll finish this, and draw a ~*~BACKGROUND~*~, too. 8D
Muic = music, because I can't spell.
Noland and his coworker/superior Prudence/Prue having a conversation. :V I haven't decided if that's her final design yet, or exactly how I want her personality to be. SHE'S JUST A MYSTERY!
And yeah, Noland and music. Yep. He's like that guy you knew in high school who could tell you everything about every Led Zeppelin song. Or maybe you didn't know that guy. I didn't know that guy.
Noland mostly listens to 60's rock and classic punk. LITTLE DID YOU KNOW. Interestingly, that's not the kind of music I listen to when I draw him. Usually I listen to music that I think the character might listen to when I draw them, but not for Noland! I usually listen to more emotionally-dramatic music when I draw him, because he's an emotional boyo at heart.
I was going to delete that shirtless Dare, but I forgot.
Here's some doodles of the A Life Like This trio! :V i'm trying to figure out how I should draw Rick and Tim's faces. I think Tim should stay the closes to what I originally draw him as, but idk about Rick. WHOOOO KNOOOOWS.
That's all I've got for now! :M Have a nice day, and all that. :D
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
I didn't know what to title this. Just thought I'd post that I changed Gabe's chest tattoo! 8D I changed it from this monstrosity to this different monstrosity:
Yep. AGH, SHIRTLESS. I mean...
Colored tattoos are too difficult for me to work with, so... yeah. Black tattoo for you, Gabe. :V I think black design-ish tattoos look cooler anyway, in my opinion. BUT WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT TATTOOS. Nothing, is the answer. .3.
GABE, STOP PRETENDING TO LOOK BASHFUL, WE ALL KNOW YOU WANT TO DO THIS:
Weird anatomy, wooooo! :D I think I drew this like a month ago, and was like, "HAHA. GABE....;;;" when I finished it.
SPEAKING OF GABE,
which I guess I have been this whole time... Here's a random comic thing with Gabe, Kasey, and Jo! This takes place 4-ish years before the current OFAV timeline, when Gabe and Jo just moved to France. For the first year or so, the three of them all lived together in an apartment.
Also, kind of PG-13 warning for swearing, and weird conversation topic.
I posted this on dA just now to get it the right size, so here's the long footnotes I put with it:
Kasey and Gabe's relationship initially is like how it is in this comic. They have some problems because
- Gabe's never had many female friends and consequently isn't very good at interacting with them as a whole
- Kasey gets crushes on almost every guy she meets (including Gabe, for a while)
- Kasey prematurely thinks that since Gabe's gay, she can treat him like a girl/assume gay stereotypes on him. (this one's not really pictured in the comic.)
That third reason Gabe and Kasey don't get along is kind of weird, because Kasey kind of simultaneously holds two (incorrect) images of Gabe: Gabe acts "straight," so he probably likes girls even though he says he's gay; and Gabe says he's gay, so he probably has good fashion sense/watches musicals/etc according to gay stereotypes. They contradict each other to some degree, but... it's Kasey. :V SHE THINKS WHAT SHE WANTS, I GUESS.
ALSO, sorry about the borderline sexist comments from Gabe. HE'S NOT BEING SPITEFUL... and panel 3's "this" means "this action," not "this person." By the way, speaking of Gabe! In the third panel, I'd like to mention that Gabe does flirt with straight guys, but he usually does so to get a reaction out of the other person than to pursue romantic action with the person. (? weird sentence.)
UM. WELL, I HOPE THAT ENTERTAINED YOU TO SOME DEGREE. Slightly regretting posting this. xD;;; I actually have this little story (?) in mind about Jo, Kasey, and Gabe all living together, and how Gabe and Kasey end up coming to terms with each other. (WOW, KASEY IN THE LIMELIGHT?!?!?!?! Or sort of. It'll probably be mostly Gabe. "orz)
AND SO THERE'S THAT, I GUESS.
Note: If you're straight, you probably shouldn't flirt with your gay friends. Same with vise versa. And if you're bi, flirt with people compatible with you, I guess. DON'T FOLLOW KASEY'S EXAMPLE, BASICALLY...
....The end of this post. WOW, SO MUCH GABE!
(click to enlarge, if you want to read the text)
This doesn't really feel like a character development meme because Kasey hasn't changed much since I first designed her... and this doesn't feel like a draw-this-again meme because she's wearing a different outfit. xD;
Anyway, some elaboration on the changes since I've first made her:
-Appearance-wise: I've made Kasey's hair longer, changed her eyes to blue, darkened her skin tone, and made her hips somewhat wider. I've also made her face, ears, and nose very rounded. I kind of wanted to go cuteness overload when I designed her so I think having rounded features makes her more childlike and cute-ish. ...or something. :D;
-Personality-wise: Most of Kasey's personality is the same. She's still bubbly, energetic, outspoken, and pop-culture oriented. She's also a bit of an airhead, which is something that troubles me because Tomato is also an airhead... I-IS IT OKAY TO HAVE TWO AIRHEADS IN THE MAIN CAST? Compared to Tomato, I imagine Kasey to be more book smart. I'm considering making her a college graduate (probably majoring in something like "women's studies"), but I'm still not sure. Even if she is a college graduate, Kasey is the kind of person to make premature assumptions and formulate the most obvious argument possible when trying to prove a point. That is, even though she's potentially been given knowledge, she doesn't try to do a lot with it.
As far as gossip goes, she loves to talk and be told about other people, but doesn't normally insult or bash the people she talks about so much as relay her interpretation of said people. She's the type of person who gossips a lot, but doesn't really realize she's gossiping. (note: here, Gossiping = giving your opinion on another person/another person's situation when the person is not present)
It suddenly dawned on me while I was drawing the picture on the right that Kasey is 26 years old, and not 15. It's really weird to think of how much older she is than me! I can kind of get a feel that Stefan, Jo, and Gabe are around 10 years older than me, but I forgot that Kasey is right up there with them. :M;; Whoopsie. I also really need to make Kasey's character profile, as she is the only OFAV main character not to have one. .u.; I'll type that up some time... xD;
I hope to finish coloring the picture on the right before I go to college, but if not I'll try to finish it some other time. :V I had a lot of fun drawing Kasey's hair, but it kind of ended up completely different from how it originally looked. BUT OH WELL, WHAT CAN YOU DO!
Also, I finally finished adding tags to all the posts in this world! (Except maybe a few A Life Like This chapters, but they can be found in the intro.) What this means is if you're for some reason looking for posts with a particular character, you can type "http://www.theotaku.com/worlds/variousinformation/tags/[character name]" as your URL and be brought to all the posts in this world with that particular character. Or if you click on the tag of a character's name at the bottom of the post, that will redirect you to all the posts in this world with that character in it.
I know this information is already in the introduction to this world, but I figured I'd say it again since all the posts have now been tagged. ;o ...I don't know why you'd want to find all the posts with a particular character in it, but... IF YOU WANTED TO, NOW YOU CAN! Woooo hooooo.