Planning for stories and stuff.
note: this intro hasn't been thoroughly updated in a couple years
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, Lafayette, 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!
GAH kinda behind on posting stuff to theO. orz I've been kinda worn out, anyway, and haven't had time to do ~*~cool doodles~*~ anyway. ;0;/ SO UH... YEAH SOME OF THESE ARE GONNA BE SUPER SLOPPY, HAHA. I might make another post in less than a week with the rest of the doodles/WIPs I have. ;o
But yeah, here's this.
I was remembering some weeks ago that I once drew an outfit for Tomato that had this pointlessly huge bustle-thing on the butt. So I wanted to try drawing it again, hahaha. :^D It's been a while, though, Tomato...
I NEGLECT SO MANY OF MY OCS.
Some comic I drew to try to figure out how to draw comics with Lafayette. I DEBATED ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO POST THIS HERE, BUT... WHATEVER, IT'S FINE, RIGHT.
When I re-read this, it kind of just looked like Lafayette was showing Dmitri that he was wearing shorts under his skirt. But uh... the boxers are, indeed, his underwear.....
After drawing this, I came up with a number of other underwear-related jokes with Lafayette that I could draw. Why I have the sense of humor of a 10 year old, I do not know. /-u-;;
I wanted to draw a better ref of Dmitri, since I've been thinking about him a little bit. :^U His legs really annoyed me in this pic immediately after I drew this, but... idk, they don't really bother me as much right now, hahaha. xD;
MY GREATEST PARANOIA WITH DMITRI AT THE MOMENT IS THAT HE WILL BECOME... IDK... MIKORIN, OR SOMEONE... orz I've rarely even posted anything with him, so this probably doesn't matter that much to y'all, though, haha. xD;
IDK WHY I HAVE SO MANY DOODLES/ETC WITH LAFAYETTE... I don't even feel like I've drawn him that much, idk. I guess I'll just talk about them all individually, since I LOVE RAMBLING.
1) The top doodles were about Lafayette in gym class, or something. Idk. IDK! The bottom stuff is Dmitri bringing Lafayette back to class. Laf skips a lot and just kinda chills in classrooms he's not supposed to be in. Teachers usually ask Dmitri to go fetch him, since he's basically the only one who can handle Lafayette.
2) Dmitri barging into a classroom to bring Lafayette back to his correct class. LAFAYETTE 2 COUNTERCULTURE 4 U. (???)
3) Lafayette's almost always really different when he's acting in plays. As a side note, even though most people admit that he's rather a good actor, he almost always gets small roles in these days. He was once given the lead role to a play, but because of his UNpreDICtaBLE nATurE, Lafayette broke character because of someone in the crowd and ruined the whole production. The drama club doesn't want that to happen again, so they just stick him with lame roles.
Oh, he also plays both male and female roles, if you were wondering for some reason.
4) Some earlier concept art for Lafayette. I think this was when I figured out how to draw his bangs, idk. HIS BANGS LOOK SO WEIRD IF THEY DON'T COVER HIS EYEBROWS AND TOUCH HIS GLASSES...!! I don't understand, but that's how it is.
5) SHORTS. Despite his expression in the bottom doodle, he's actually really happy.
Wow, that was pointlessly long.
I haven't really been drawing Noland, lately. orz I still think about him pretty often, though, so I'm not worried or anything. (?)
I wanna draw stuff with him and Chrystal! >:U I don't know what, though, all the comic ideas I have are too long and I'm horribly lazy.
EXTREMELY LAZY STEFAN DOODLE. That's all.
(NO STEGABE THIS POST...! ????)
I've drawn some better things besides the stuff here, but I guess I'll just post those later. But yeah, that's all for now! Thanks muchage for the viewage, my friendage. (??? Why do I feel like I've said something like this before.)
MAN. I feel like I need to post a more character/story-planning type of post to break up all these sketch/etc dumps. Maybe later this week. FOR NOW, HAVE SOME MISCELLANEOUS DRAWINGS.
I hadn't drawn with my tablet in a while, and this was the first thing I drew. ??? Idk, pointless Noland.
I finished the line art for that one sketch!! WOW. Lining wasn't nearly as hard as I expected to be, actually. Haha. NOW I JUST GOTTA COLOR...!!!!!! Idk when I'm gonna get the chance to really sit down and color this, though, since I'm trying to work on cosplay stuff for the next couple weeks. -u-/
WAUGH, SORRY FOR THE SWEARING... I usually try to keep stuff pretty PG rated for theO, but. Eh. Too lazy to censor. orz It's actually lyrics to I'm The Best by Nicki Minaj, because it's a total O. J. song imo. :^D
Anyway, since I've been using O. J. in the TWEWY role play on theO, I thought I'd draw him to help me get in the O. J. Zone. (?) Idk, chat-based role plays are harder than I expected...!!! It's hard to come up with stuff to say on the spot, haha.
More Noland! This is kind of irrelevant, but I've been wanting to try out some new brushes for SAI. I'm mentioning this because I used a small brush for this drawing, which is something I do every so often to try to break up the monotony of digital drawing. orz If anyone knows of any good SAI brush settings, let me know...!!! *u*;;
Prue's head is so hard for me to draw!!!! I think I'm getting to the point where I feel like I can get better at drawing her if I draw her more, though. (? Weird sentence.) We're getting there, Prue. We're getting there.
Also, I can't decide if I want to draw her with lipstick more often, or not.
Idk if you remember Charlotte since I draw the Nerdy and Jock kids so sparsely, but here she is. The gr8 thing about her is that I can draw all the kool klothez I liked back in 8th and 9th grade. 8^D
Here's a little thing I drew for same-sex marriage legalization in the US. :^D I was going to post it to my portfolio, but deemed it too sloppy;;; But yeah.
I drew Tomato and Gabe because they'd probably be the most likely to celebrate. I can't really see Stefan celebrating it up because he's a poop, haha. :^D;;; BUT UH, YEP! Sorry Tomato looks freakishly young, here... I haven't drawn him in a long time. orz I NEED TO UPDATE OFAV!
Okay, I have to go eat, so I'm gonna go now. Thanks for viewing!
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