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!
HALLO, FRIENDS! Katsucon was this past weekend! It was a lot of fun, but it's good to be back and stuff. :^D I'll talk about it and post pictures in my normal blog-y world some time this week, but for now, have some drawings and WIPs and stuff.
Felt like giving another shot at one of those fake screenshot things, so here's the flats. I always draw Tomato in blue and white stripes, but I just... really like those colors on him... orz ALSO HE LOOKS SO YOUNG, SORRY FOR THE WEIRD SMALL SHOULDERS...! I didn't feel like fixing the proportions, haha;;;
Had another little crisis about Gabe's hair. Though I've definitely gotten more comfortable drawing his hair, I still think he looks kind of goofy compared to the shorter hairstyle... BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IDK, I think his stupid hair is stupidly cute...!! And it just look so Gabe, idk.
I was talking to a friend about it the other day, and she was saying his hair isn't bad, it just doesn't seem like the kind of hairstyle a 28-year-old should have. I'm thinking I might try to incorporate a haircut into Gabe's timeline... because his difficulty accepting his age is some sort of theme, or something. I mean, he still acts like and kind of likes to believe he's still in his teens or early 20's. So maybe getting his hair cut to be something (sort of a little barely) more mature can come at a point when he's more comfortable accepting his age or WHATEVER..........????? Something like that. It sounds kinda silly typed out like that, but I can see someone actually doing something along those lines... maybe............
This next thing has swearing in it and I'm a little too lazy to go and censor it, so read at your own... risk? Risk is not the right word. Reading comics is not risky.
Idk what the punchline is, just look at Jack's funny face and laugh. *u*b
I made this comic because I don't think that either Ned or Jack personally identify with any sexual orientation title, they kinda just have an "I like who I end up liking" mentality (especially Ned, who doesn't stress over his preferences like Jack does). I mean, the two of them do sort of have an underlying set of preferences that I decided on and could mention, but the two of them themselves aren't fully aware of their preferences and don't really try to define them either. So I don't think it's really that important to mention. :M
Not that there's anything wrong with definitively deciding on a sexual orientation, or anything; Charlotte identifies as pan, Brodney identifies as straight, and other characters have their own thing. Ned and Jack don't really identify as anything specific, though. :V
/some talk about something
I'll try to make the rest of the Nerdy and Jock comics that I do less orientation-related, and just about teenagers being silly. *u*b
Dmitri wears shorts forever.
Also, I still have no idea what's up with this guys hair. xD;;;
I'M REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE BACKGROUND, so I added like some test colors and overlay colors to see what it'll look like. The colors actually look pretty decent, so that's good. I'm just really worried about actually doing the background... orz
WHAT IS HE DOING HERE?? I haven't drawn him in so long. If you're a long-time subscriber of mine, you may remember I drew him all the time, back in the day. The reason for his sudden reappearance is that someone was selling these really cute SSB charms at Katsucon... I was about to buy the Little Mac one, when my friend was like,
"LOOK. THEY HAVE ROY."
And I died a little because it was such a cute charm. I bought it. B) BUT REALLY, ROY MERCH IN THIS DAY AND AGE... it makes me so happy. ;u;/ So yeah, I drew this because my love for Roy was rekindled a little. *u*b
Yeah, I think Little Mac is pretty cool... I just like muscle boys, okay.
There was this one Little Mac cosplayer we saw when we were pulling into the Katsucon hotel, who was RIPPED. ...Or just had somewhat more muscle than average. I was impressed (?), because most of the other Little Mac cosplayers were just regular dudes. WHICH IS FINE, THEY JUST DON'T LOOK AS LITTLE MAC-Y. There was also this hipster Little Mac with these hipster glasses... except he was actually pretty fit, too. :B
/pointless stories from Katsu
I actually wore these big hipster glasses while cosplaying, too, idk what I'm talking about. I'M A LITTLE BLIND... orz
UH YEAH, that's all I've got for you. :^D I'M GONNA GO GET SOME FOOD NOW, BYE! *u*b
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 haven't posted anything with Stefan and Gabe together in a while. Not since, uh... this? That's like... A WHOLE MONTH WITHOUT STEFAN AND GABE STUFF. Time to fix that. :^D
And you thought you could escape the SteGabe. Heh. Heh. Heh. WRONG.
Okay, anyway... this is all actually rather unromantic, so I don't even know.
This first one is the first thing I drew once I fixed my tablet pen. 8D I wanted to draw part of a conversation between Stefan and Gabe. :V Here's the quick and dirty background information: Stefan and Gabe have been dating for a couple months, and Gabe wants to come with Stefan to Stef's parents' place for new year's. Stefan refuses because he hasn't come out to his parents, and Gabe complains... and the two finally compromise that if Stefan tells his parents about Gabe and his parents want to meet him, then Gabe gets to come over.
And then Gabe gets to come over. :^D So exciting. But not really. BAHBUBUHBEBABOO. (??)
The French is brought to you by ~*~GOOGLE TRANSLATE~*~! So idk how accurate it actually is. SORRY, PEOPLE WHO SPEAK FRENCH! Also sorry it's handwritten. Here's what it says, if you can't read my handwriting:
Gabe: So I can come? Sweet!
Stefan: Yes, but Gabriel--
Gabe: Text me the address, 'kay? I'll see you soon--
Stefan: GABRIEL, LISTEN TO ME, DAMN IT.
Stefan: My parents are extremely judgmental. And cold.
Gabe: Wow, Stef. Rude much?
Stefan: EXACTLY! I get it from my parents! And there are two of them. Compared to me, that's double the rudeness.
Gabe: Why are you telling me this?
Stefan: I only want you to be aware of the situation you're getting into.
Gabe: It's cool, Stef. I'll be fine. Quit spazzing.
Stefan: But still... It would still be a good idea to consider dressing nicely, for first impression's sake. For instance, maybe... er...
Stefan: S-sortez vos boucles d'oreilles, et porter de beaux vetements... et de se rasar la barbe, peut-etre. Par consequent, ils ne pensent pas que vous etes... uh... rampant... (Translation: T-take out your earrings, and wear nice clothes... And shave your beard, maybe. That way, they won't think you're... uh... creepy...)
Gabe: ...Uh, what's with the sudden French?
Stefan's mom: This is awful suspicious...
Stefan's dad: What kind of person is this "boyfriend"?
If you couldn't tell (because it's not obvious, probably;;;), the reason Stefan starts talking in French is because he doesn't want his parents to understand what he's saying. If his parents hear things like "piercings" and "shave your beard" and "creepy," they're going to be even more suspicious than they already are. (Yeah, they'd get suspicious at "shave your beard." Idk. IDK!)
Oh yeah, and Gabe does indeed understand French.
...Yeah, sorry it's so text heavy. I hardly post things with tons of dialogue like this, but I actually think about dialogue a lot. xD I also have hardly any things with Stefan and Gabe talking as a couple. As you can see, they're basically the same as they always are. 8D
AND IF TB SHIPS IT... THEN SO SHOULD YOU is the moral of this comic, I guess. (??) Actually, the main reason TB is all for SteGabe is it means Stefan will stop eyeing (?) Tomato. :^D
And yes, I haven't drawn a serious picture of TB in so long!! Not since 2011. I kind of forgot how he looked. xD I made his hair shorter than it used to be... oops. But I did manage to remember that beautiful cowlick in the back. I'm also thinking I should make TB shorter than Tomato... hm.
I also have trouble with drawing Tomato seriously. :V I can't decide how manly or feminine I want to make his face. orz I kind of like how I drew it up there... it seems like a good enough balance. -u-b
What do you mean this picture is totally not SteGabe related? :V THEY'RE IN THE FIRST PANEL AND ARE THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION...!
I did have one more SteGabe picture, but it was TOO EMBARRASSING FOR ME TO PUT HERE (even though they're just talking)..... It's in my photobucket. You can probably find it. :D;;;
AND, UH... YEAH! That's what I have for you today. Thanks for reading, as alwayssssssss. :D Have a noice Thoisday!
My sister said she liked this sketch I posted a couple days ago. I told her I'd try to finish it. (This picture was giving me really weird vibes, though, and inking it felt very awkward! Idk why. .____.) But yeah, here's what I've got so far. Sorry for the non-scanned picture. I don't feel like putting stuff into the scanner. :V SO MUCH WORK!
Gabe is so bendy. Idk.
I decided to draw Stefan's Boss again! :V You may not remember her. I only mentioned her once. I drew her 'cause I've been wanting to draw Tomato and Stefan when they used to live in New York... and this lady was present. I haven't gotten around to any comics, yet, though. xD;
I still don't have a name for her, but I'm leaning toward something like Taylor Rose.
Trying to figure out soft shading on SAI. I've figured something out that makes at least somewhat more sense to me, so maybe I'll get better if I keep trying! :V But idk.
REALLY LAZY-TONED POST BECAUSE... idk, I'm sleepy or something. Thanks for reading, if you did! I'm going to take a break from computer-ing, now.