Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a solid soul and the blood i bleed

Whoops, I have no idea what Jack Gallagher looks like and I'm trying to draw him. XD Doesn't work out so well. Gave up on him and instead designed Lenore's still unnamed first Tego. Emo glasses. |D First character I've designed who has them, haha. He also has sideburns? Yeah idk either. SEXY MOFO LET ME TELL YOU.

Um um um. I finished chapter 96 of pedestal (finally) but I'm still more or less stuck on WHIPLASH!'s chapter six. I made progress on it, though. D< PROGRESS IS GOOD OKAY? DON'T JUDGE ME. I'll work on it more tonight even though I should be studying/working on my SS presentation/doing stuff.

I keep playing that Robot Unicorn Attack game too. D:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

and the man in the back said everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz

The Shirtless Series I have on deviantArt is surprisingly inspirational. It lets me toy with my characters in cracktastic ways without having to worry about writing or canon or seriousness. And how they'd interact with others and act in different situations.

Plus I get to practice drawing manchest. :I

I think I'll go through with Pedestal and WHIPLASH!, though I'm not exactly enthused with it. Slightly more enthused with WHIPLASH!, though. Plus it's too early to give up on it. XD; I have so much more plot to write!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

first time i'm naughy second time nice

Whoops, lost my inspiration for both Pedestal and WHIPLASH!. Instead I had this crazy dream a couple nights ago and want to work on that. IMAGINATION, STOP VOMITING AT ME IN MY SLEEP.

I don't know what to do. I know if I "take a break" from either of those stories I'll basically quit them and will never pick them back up. But I can't exactly force myself to write, either. I need inspiration bad. >:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

'cause i feel like such an insomniac

A couple more character facts in this post. :> Mostly because I remembered some more, haha.

+Vaikuntha's personality is a little based on Nagi from Deadman Wonderland, too. At least his calm, smiling persona. (if you've read the series, they do have more similarities than that... ;D)
+Allen and Lenore's names are sort of a joke. I'm a little surprised no one's caught on. Lenore came from the Edgar Allan (Allan, Allen, yes) Poe poem "The Raven". Her last name, Coracks, is from "corax", which is the latin species name of the common raven. Allen's name is the more common spelling of 'Allan', since I wasn't going to name him Edgar. And Pershing and Poe both start with P. :> (His last name is also that of a famous general, I think...)
+NamNar's real name also came from a plethora of sources. I've always liked his first name, and his last name half came from the Aqua song and half from America's real name in Hetalia.
+Leland Aminov was more or less directly from a previous (ditched) project of mine titled A Queendom Fallen. He was a fairly minor character who died early on. He probably won't share the same fate in WHIPLASH!.
+Only one of my characters is a vegetarian, though I myself am, and he was only it for a short time. (NamNar)
+I have never used my first, middle, or last name for a character, even when the character was actually based on myself. (I consider that fairly poor form as an author, however, so I try not to do that for anything but parodic reasons.)

Not as many this time. X3 Oh well.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

'cause i'm a gamblin' boogie man

Some random fun facts/trivia about my writing (characters specifically):

+Vaikuntha was inspired mostly by prince Soma from Kuroshitsuji, at least physically.
+Maria Delgado's physical design was about half Samantha from The Zombie Hunters and half someone else that I can't recall at this point (I should probably figure that out at some point). Her personality is starting to pick up some of Sammie's traits, too, which worries me. Primarily the language issue. (her last name also came from a band "The Delgados" who sing The Light Before We Land which is from Gunslinger Girl)
+Emil's character came from a dream of mine. Wah he's so cute. (he died in my dream. uh.)
+Sonya and Nathan's characters also came from a dream, as did much of the abstract plot of WHIPLASH!. Or, sorta. Reality tends to tweak things so they follow basic logic.
+Alicia's physical appearance is almost entirely based off of one of Lady GaGa's many, many looks. I lol secretly to myself at night because of this.
+The Rook, Michael, and Silvermin also were from a dream. The Ram was there, too, but he was, you know, a ram. Or a demon one. I created his human form entirely from scratch, though really, these human forms aren't all that hard. Quite fun, actually. Interestingly enough, they seem to develop their own personalities as soon as they enter into my head. A lot of my characters are like that, but never to this extent.
+Mr. Silvermin's character was heavily inspired by my math teacher, Mr. Hixon.
+Tuesday's physical appearance is based loosely on our CA, and her name is a mix of a girl named Tuesday on our floor, and my roommate's last name. It was November. I needed a name. I panicked.
+Emil is the only character of mine to have gone through a name change. (His last name was originally Chevaler. Now it's Cavaller. No, I'm not sure how to pronounce it, either.)
+The Rook and Ram are my first gay male characters. Though I'm not sure how 'gay' they actually are; sex is just another form of domination for them. They fight over that, too. (yes, over who tops)
+I only have one female gay character at this point, though the Rabbit might swing that way. Probably. NOWAIT I LIED. My first bisexual character was Tessa (whose name was incidentally also borrowed from a friend I had) and she had a crush on Pocky. Unfortunately, I never really got the chance to write her. I may have to change that.
+Hanna's name was taken from a friend of mine. Yes, it's pronounced hah-nuh.
+Nick's name was taken from a variety of people. One of my longtime crushes, a great guy in my speech class, and my cousin all share that name. I could never remember the nick-in-my-speech-class's last name so I mentally called him Nick Sayre lol. (the last name sayre was borrowed from the character Nicholas Sayre from the Abhorsen series. his name is such a total bastardization at this point I don't even)
+Des' name sorta came with the territory.
+Carlita's name is a bastardization of a friend of mine's.
+Ike was originally supposed to be an Electrike, so that's where his name came from.
+I looked up russian names and came up with 'kostya' as a pet name for 'konstantin', so I thought it was too cute not to use. The russian/soviet ghost thing was originally supposed to be a joke, though.
+Alice's name did indeed come from a song.
+Zarek's name came from Alice--haha no. Actually I just looked up baby names. It means something like knight or noble one or something...

That's all now. :> Ja ne.