I actually like the idea of spriteless characters, but that's kind of cute. Will it flash when it talks instead of a blinking animation?
I didn't have that in mind when I designed him, but I do have in mind to make him warp and change colors slightly when his emotions change - kind of like a person could flush red or white when he gets angry or scared. For example, here's his "scheming" emotion graphic:
It is a shame that not many people aren't as open-minded to the opinions and beliefs of other people, otherwise more people would comment on this project. For them, this would be a great eye-opener to the massive knowledge of the universe.
I kind of suspected from the beginning that I would have to struggle with this. But, I also had a feeling that the depth of the story, the unusual themes and the frankness might make it stand out among the other visual novels.
However, my primary hope with this novel is that someone would read it and see the world in a different way. That maybe there is something beyond the mask. That small actions might not just affect this world on a huge scale, but also reconfigure and shift infinite worlds beyond this one, for the good. To strive for a deeper reality and a penetrating personal integrity and Truth that will shine and illuminate the universe - for him and for others.
Speaking of Truth, the Rebbe Rashab once said that if the Alter Rebbe (Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liädi) had not demanded "Jacob's attribute of Truth" from his chassidim, he would have had 50,000 more followers. But the Alter Rebbe demanded Truth.
So, even if I don't get as many people reading this novel in the end, I am a follower of the Alter Rebbe. I cannot bring myself to put anything but truth into Yesoidos. The characters might not be real, but I have modeled their universe as much as possible according to my understanding of the actual universe we live in.
Wow, this is a very complex yet interesting story plot you are using.... I wish you good luck in obtaining an artist.
Thanks, a lot! I really appreciate the feedback. It encourages me to keep working on this project and give it best effort I can.
BTW - I still need artists!