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by planktheory
Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Any good anatomy books?
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: Any good anatomy books?

Michael Hampton's book works for the way my brain works. But Parka Blogs is a great resource to see what's inside some great art books too.

http://www.parkablogs.com/content/book- ... -invention
by planktheory
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Payment Processing: Tips and Advice Requested
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: Payment Processing: Tips and Advice Requested

It seems Patreon might be a worthwhile look. This other visual novel is being made also with RenPy and is geared toward the Furry Audience. http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=28592&p=341301&hilit=blackgate#p341301 The lady doing Oh Joy Sex Toy comic is another that allows for adul...
by planktheory
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to

I did read through all the Harry Potter series, and I did enjoy them. I had it in my head that I was talking about the magic system, as most of it had to be invented to fit the needs of the character. Not that she was adamant against having to do research, but ... I'll try not to hand out more fodde...
by planktheory
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to

I don't know if I read anything violent in that, this seems like a good conversational thread. Stephanie Meyer never read or saw media that contained Vampires or Werewolves. Be it film, literature, television... and she went on to write the Twilight Series. This is why they sparkle. Yet, widely popu...
by planktheory
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to
Replies: 34
Views: 3526

Re: Three writing tips you shoudn't listen to

I think you're taking the idea of "Write what you know" a bit too literally. Vonnegut and Heinlein might not have known what it's like to travel to different planets, but the people they wrote who went there seem real enough. But it's also protection against things that won't ring true when an audie...
by planktheory
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Working with Inklewriter for a Visual Novel
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Re: Thoughts on Working with Inklewriter for a Visual Novel

Thank you for sharing your workflow and your experience with the program. I've had a few cursory glances at Inklewriter for drafting purposes--and Articy Draft has been sitting on my Steam Wishlist for some time now. I'll definitely try a dive at Inklewriter for an intro to a PnP Campaign that I've ...
by planktheory
Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Episodes Versus Full Length VNs
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Episodes Versus Full Length VNs

I can say that I enjoy episodic content, be it television, games, comics... and I don't think it would be any different if a VN were delivered in that format. I agree with Greeny, that as long as the episode is still broken into a nice story-arc with larger story arcs being hinted at. I'm down for t...
by planktheory
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Creator Discussion
Topic: Space Opera in VNs
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Space Opera in VNs

It's really easy to build a go overboard in the planning phase. I suppose I do it myself a lot. I'd recommend scaling it back, and give yourself to trying to write it first without the art. As without an artist, you might want to have proof of concept before rushing out to hire an artist. A chapter ...
by planktheory
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web
Replies: 104
Views: 22125

Re: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web

Thanks for the update to 0.3.2! It will help me immensely!
by planktheory
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Links to CC Resources
Topic: Free Music Archive . Org
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Free Music Archive . Org

http://freemusicarchive.org

Not sure if anyone's posted this before. It was mentioned to me by my film professor.
by planktheory
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web
Replies: 104
Views: 22125

Re: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web

I definitely will be updating my blog soon and to start pushing forward with new skills at hand. I only ask because I've been working in flash for one of my classes and the ability to swap out instances in a movie clip would make things handy by having one .swf file that contains all the various clo...
by planktheory
Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:35 am
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web
Replies: 104
Views: 22125

Re: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web

C7N, You're an incredible human being! Thanks for your continued work on this engine. I've been looking forward to being able to developing more with your engine. Alas, I'm taking 20 credits this semester and my classes feel like I'm working two full-time jobs again. I had a question about the video...
by planktheory
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Daily Military Life
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Daily Military Life

It's not incredibly different from the typical college life, except swapping out classes for 'work'. Typically you wake up, go to your company formation, you do a workout, have breakfast, hygiene up, go to where your job requires you, have lunch, go back to work, final formation, and break for the e...
by planktheory
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Visual Novel Engines
Topic: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web
Replies: 104
Views: 22125

Re: WebStory Engine - A Visual Novel Engine for the Web

I personally have sized the Visual Novel I'm making with WSE to fit on my phone. I think web release is what works for me best.
by planktheory
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Should a Romantic Interest be quirky or 'normal'?
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Should a Romantic Interest be quirky or 'normal'?

I agree with LWR. Characters shouldn't be adjectives. They should be real life people. And for a character with an unusual upbringing, I'd say that it's a practice of empathy. What would you do if you were that character? As that writing tip says 'Honesty lends Credibility to unbelievable situations...