The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain (jenni_the_odd) wrote,
The Dark-Eyed Mistress of Sweet, Sweet Pain
jenni_the_odd

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I need to fucking work on a comic again before I lose what's left of my horribly atrophied mind.

Which one?


Makenzies' Locker
Yeah, we all know this one. The band-geek comic that almost was. It was my first foray into the Wild Wacky World of Webcomics, and it turned out to be a flop, ending with the onset of the biggest art slump I've ever had. It taught me a lot of things concerning the nature of webcomicking, and hopefully I can use that. The revised ML would probably be a bit darker, a bit wordier, and not so much the slapstick strip it was threatening to become. I have extreme difficulty doing just slapstick. The relationships between the characters would be slightly different, partially pulled from real experience, mostly just pulled out of my ass. Matt and Mak would not be longtime friends, Jared would not already know how Makenzie felt about him, etc. Lots of mayhem and madness, at the expense of the character's sanity. Mmmm, angst.


Second Arrival
Oh, sweet jeebus, this thing is so old. Right now it's a beginning and a lot of loosely-connected incidents and myths. I have no ending for it, none at all. It's a typical first-attempt-at-making-a-manga job, clichees and all. Bunch of random, weird kids turn out to be vessels housing the souls of gods long-forgotten, now reintroduced into the world to cause all manner of mayhem in what is generally referred to as the Second Arrival (the name is so stupid; it makes my teeth clench), where the fate of the world (to reshape, remake, or merely watch?) is decided. Lots of angst, lots of slapstick. Style heavily Evangelion-influenced (bunch 'o skinny people) with a huge cast of characters, made larger by the realization that each of them has another personality. I indulge my fondness for pretty hair and pretty boys and elaborate costuming.


The Lotoae Chronicles
This one I have a beginning and ending for, with the middle lightly sketched out. I know specific events, but not well enough to effectively string them together yet. I'd have to sit down and write that out. This gets into my habits of creating entire worlds, and could require extensive backstory reading on the part of the audience if they want to understand every aspect of the story. With luck, I'll be able to fashion something your average person could grasp even if they don't want to slog through pages and pages of history. This story would probably cause me to immerse myself entirely in the creation of another world for a bit, as the environment needs further fleshing out. Basic story, kingdom going through what is starting to resemble a civil war as eight heirs battle it out for the throne. The comic would focus on one of the middle children (who, since odds are she won't inherit the throne, is not considered overly important) and her two bodyguards. I might change the details of this one up quite a bit.


Seeing Purple People
"My friend saw purple people, and the doctors made him take these pills. Then one day, he told them he didn't see purple people anymore, and he could stop taking them."
"They cured him."
"No, he just told them he stopped seeing purple people."
Has the possibility to be quite a mindfuck, will probably turn out as another sappy teen drama. Characters are insane. Or at least one of them is, the others are almost there. Oddly enough, half of the main cast is quite well-adjusted. Well-adjusted characters are rare for me. Deals a lot with the idea that things aren't always what they seem, the characters are theater dorks instead of band geeks (whee), they are performing Hamlet, and apparently that whole madness thing carries over a bit into their real lives. This sprung at least in part from my love of Hamlet. I need to work on the character designs; at the moment, they are difficult to draw. Right now my options include either convincing Greg to let me take multiple pictures of his face for reference, or changing the design of one of the main chars...


Unnamed Story #1
Involves a pair of strange and geeky guys, their long-suffering female sidekick, and the girl one of the guys has an utterly hopeless crush on. Hilarity ensues. The girl he has a crush on is named Sanaá (pronnounced "suh-NAY"), which I heard and thought was just the prettiest name ever. There's a lot of weirdness, and this comic would probably wind up being merely comedic at best, most likely a failed attempt at humor. Very little sketched out on this...


Super-Mega-Combo of several stories
This could wind up being the bastard offspring of three or more different stories... Chaos Factor, Infinity, and Musings could all easily be combined into one fucked-up explaination of why the world works the way it does... Would take a while to figure out some semblance of a plot though, since none of those stories actually have one. Crap.


When Angels Fall
Back to my inablity to name comics something Not Stupid. This is my clean, cutesy comic. Angel literally falls out of Heaven, lands on some chick, gets stuck with her, cute fluffy comedy ensues surrounding the angel, the chick, the guy in the chick's class, and the guy's guardian angel. Someone alerted me to the fact that it resembles Oh! My Goddess! quite a bit. I was entirely unaware of it until then, but now that I can see the resemblance, it bothers me. So I will probably leave it alone.


Cybergenesis 3
Since Michael doesn't seem to want to work on it anymore... Hrm. Really unsure about this one. There's always the option of turning it into outright hentai, which I'm sure many of you might enjoy. I'd have to really work on my anatomy before I could pull that one off properly, though...


So. Hrm. Any ideas for different ones? Suggestions as to which one I should concentrate on? Suggestions for storylines? Anything? I'm desperate.
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