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>I'm not like most anons. I have a whole story and universe I've been building up in my head for __ years!
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>>3758454
>I've been working on my universe since I was a retarded 13 year old boy.
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>>3758454
Who has said this?
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>>3758462
>I- I have the story and everything, it's just in my head right now!
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>>3758495
>It's going to be a graphic novel!
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>I've been practicing drawing everyday since I could pick up a pencil / for as long as I can remember!
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how many of these groundbreaking stories are just LOTR ripoffs
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>A-All my teachers say i'm very talented and innovative!
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>>3758496
>I'm going to turn it into a comic and a 24 minute short film at the same time, just watch!
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>>3758501
This one is about BumChum.
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>>3758499
Jokes on you, all my stories are just stories of lesbians that want to kill themselves.
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>>3758507
hi tkmiz
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>>3758507
you gays are so boring
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Relevant https://youtu.be/_PyjfApMhDM?t=786
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>>3758513
In my defense I just need an outlet to pour negative emotions into. Stories of people being miserable and heart broken are just my way of doing it.
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>>3758454
>I'm smart just lazy
>yeah i did well in highschool math and science class (because I had noone to talk to so I payed attention)
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>>3758454
That picture is actually triggering me unironically OP
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>>3758454
>he talks about other people anonymously on a image board and thinks hes superior to everyone because he doesn't make his own stories, let a lone have the ability to draw them.
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>>3758566
Nah, I've just matured beyond the age of thinking that I'll ever get to work on my overly ambition story spanning numerous books with expansive lore and will ever finish.
Because with how much time you spend building it up in your head, you're going to evolve as an artist over that time and ideas you thought of when you were a teen won't seem as good when you grow up and become wiser.
It's just that everyone has these big epic fantasies in their heads, but ask yourself this:
Have you started it?
Have you thought about when you're going to start it?
Are your artistic skills at the level you want it to be in order to deliver this story?
Can you be sure that it's going to be the cult-hit phenomenon you were hoping for? Or is it just extra special to you and only you because it's your idea, and us humans get more excited over our own idea than anyone else's?
Can you really sustain a living by dedicated your time to making this? If you juggle between working at a job and making an amateur book series then it will take you an eternity to finish and by then you will either get bored or be met with an existential crises at the end when no-one reads it because you didn't spend any time building a public image by working on other smaller projects.
What if you pitch the idea for the series to a publisher? Do you even have any resume or portfolio for them to accept you by?
You gotta think of these things realistically anon, not just go "NAH IT'S GONNA BE GREAT FUCK YOU".
There's nothing wrong with creating big stories but 99% of the people have absolutely no idea what kind of workload they're setting themselves up for.
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>>3758454
>Not having at least 15 fully fleshed out fantasy worlds at any given moment
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>>3758593
There's some pretty good advice there honestly.

Dunno if you're the OP or not, but desu this would have been better than the meme format from the get-go.
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>>3758593
calm down your autism, boy.
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>>3758593
Yeah, I agree with you. People like what OP described are doing the art equivalent of turd polishing. You don't spend 15 years on a single epic painting, unless you're some kind of master right? You quickly iterate through tens of rows of thumbnails, you learn to let go of failures and learn from them, you constantly make new pieces while experimenting with new techniques and concepts. So why not apply the same mindset to writing, instead of desperately holding on to the idea you had in highschool as if it's your only son? 1 perfect pot vs. 50 imperfect pots, etc.
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>>3758607
It's honestly the least autistic thing I've seen on this board in a while
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>>3758513
You hetties are so boring
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I can sympathise with anyone who ever went through this, which is actually a very large amount of people.
There's nothing more meditative and therapeutic than walking home from high school with earphones in and daydreaming about your little world.
When you spend enough time with it in your head, you become so familiar with it that you begin to hear the sounds and smell the scents of it, it's quite spiritual actually.
But if you're serious about being a creative writer or making any story, then you just have to shelf it because it's more than likely way too big and ambitious to be your first project.
You can come back to it later but you need to learn how to let something go so that you can focus on something new.
That same mind that came up with that imaginary universe will be able to create better things the more you experiment and conjure up new ideas which is a really exciting thought, I don't know why so many people never consider that.
Perhaps people just grow out of the "muh one big universe" phase at different ages.
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>>3758499
My story started off as a complex intrigue but I ended up accepting the fact I just wanted the main characters to murder people violently and do cool shit with the setting's technology. To this day I just fantasize about scenes without really thinking of a plot
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>>3758593
F-Fuck you, my comic is going to be great
Just wait till I get good enough
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>>3758723
>To this day I just fantasize about scenes without really thinking of a plot

why are we like this
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>>3758819
Humans have imagination
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>>3758819
Whatever, it's fun.
>that moment when [guy] did [thing] in [my story] during the climax of [song]
That was the hype moment of [my autistic imaginary story that no-one knows of] tbqh.
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Anyone with Maladaptive Daydreaming ITT who have gone beyond occasional daydreams to long, uncontrollable and over the top fantasies?
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>>3758454
Has anyone from here ever posted a finished comic? I'd love to read them.
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I am gonna make a visual novel about a mtf tranny with magical powers in an all girls high school setting who is the captain of their basketball team.
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I have like 14 differant narratives. They each would need to be cleaned up before actual production however
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Berserker Part 3
Atlantis
Recurser
Freelancer
Loyalist
Berserker Part 2
Hivemind
Komplex
Xanadu
Berserker Part 1
A Girl And Her Dog
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>>3759313
forgot Oblivion
and Entropy
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>>3758593
Great advice anon. My big goal is to make comics and trying to live off it, and for the longest time I just kept stories in my head like any other retard... Only when you start actually writing can you realize how big of a workload creating a finished story actually is. You permanently have to backpedal to fix and arrange things, it's often a big mess, and even after days of works can you really realize if what you did is pretty good/interesting or deserving to be scrapped all and started anew.
I really like it personally, but I never expected it to be this hard.
>>3758819
>tfw it started like this but I got tired of the scenes making no sense or not being part of a greater narrative
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I have unironically said every cliche you wrote. Funny. Im not a professional artist though. I have an IT job. But I really do think I have a whole universe. I designed the characters and have a million jumbled ideas but no story. I am that guy.
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>>3759201
Yes, it got to the point where every night my dreams were a new episode of the story. Was good times.
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>>3758619
True
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>>3758819
I wrote that comment and it's 100% because I can't draw that shit. I can't draw those powerful emotional moments, I can't draw the cool magitek mechas fueled by vampire blood even though I can visualize them like I have the page in front of me, I can't even draw a good sword swing. If I actually had the ability to draw shit without utterly failing I would just make the comics.
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>>3758454
>The story that has entire years of development ends up being just a rip off of the authors favorite videogame/book/anime.
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>>3760215
>These seven characters are themed after the seven deadly sins
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>>3760237
>write story
>get really into it
>take a step back and think about it for a second
>it actually reads like your average shitty isekai LN
Worst thing about it is that I read a lot more "good" books than LNs or whatever shitty nip garbage. These yellow freaks must have messed up my brain for good.
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>>3758819
Coming up with cool scenes is infinitely easier than making them all fit together into a cohesive narrative
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>>3760275
Yeah they're like the equivalent of drawing headshots vs. full body
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>>3760254
My story is just too fucking dark. My characters are inhuman and I doubt they would sell as protagonists, but I can't write them otherwise. They have dignity, honor and many other qualities when it comes to others of their kind but they're vampires and they treat human beings like food.

I have a scene where the lady vampire protagonist enters a house and butchers the people inside for blood (a man, a woman and their daughter). The vampires don't feed cleanly here. She finds a locked door and inside there is a malformed little girl the family was keeping locked in. There is no dialogue but it should be intelligible that these country people were hiding this other daughter (there's a plate in her room, they were dining without her when they were killed) and she was never let out. The vampire asks her if she wants to die in the dark or under the stars. The girl says she wants to go. There's a creepy scene where she takes her hand and walks her through the blood and corpses in the other room, once she's outside she waits for her to look up then runs her through with a sword.
I chose all the shots so it happens through the POV of the girl, with a pale long fingered hand opening her door straight up from Nosferatu, and during the exchange the vampire's head is off screen so it looks even more detached.
When the girl is killed it's a long shot with a starry background. All the scenes with humans are like that. Humans do horrible shit too like sacrifices for various reasons, but I generally put a lot of closeups in those to show that they're emotional about it.
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>>3760299
not even
a headshot is a finished work
a scene is like a eye floating in nothingness and then there's a neck further down and then feet
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>>3760254
Some LNs are decent or have elements that could have been decent but fell short due to overall writing.
Like index's magic vs science war setting has a lot of good ideas, but the plot shoots itself continuously for self insert nonsense.
Which is in large part why LNs work so great for anime, because anime doesnt have the time for a well written story, it just needs some fun and interesting elements to showcase.
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>>3758454
Story ideas thread?

So here's my thing, itll only be about 20 pages tops so I think it's fairly reasonable.

Basically a girl who has no friends and never talks to anyone, but she has a crush on this other girl. They start going out and it turns out second girl is a sadist. First girl isnt into pain or anything but allowing herself to be hurt allows her to be close to the girl she loves, so even when the pain is too much for her the feeling of cuddling up together afterwards is enough to get her through it.

They kiss at the end and its happily ever after.


I've been running through designs and starting individual pages but it always looks like crap.
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>>3760345
This was an idea I had in highschool, it's pretty cringey and nothing but world building but here goes: The story would be called "GIANT".

After a huge race war, a percentage of the human population was sent en masse into a giant hole in the earth that takes up a good 1/12th of the earth's surface like a giant crater however the walls are too steep to climb.
The victorious humans go to live in the mountains and with this distance made between the races, the ones living at the top in the mountains and close to the sky will be the first to be taken by god when the rapture happens and the ones at the bottom in the hole will be out of god's reach and will perish in the apocalypse.
After many ages have passed, the hole people have sustain life and over that time their bodies have evolved and adapted to being much closer to the earth's core. The increased gravitational pull has conditioned their bodies to become extraordinarily strong and all the heat from the sun being contained in the huge tube like of the hole like an oven has tanned their bodies to a dark red.
Anyway, the story would follow the hole people and their journey up to the surface, and as they get closer to the stars they encounter strange events and calamities that may be the influence of a greater force, possibly holy intentities or god-like beings.
It's not known what has happened to the earth's surface after all this time.
Is it still run by the victorious race that won the race wars all the way back? Or have they been taken by god already and the apocalypse is happening on the surface right now?
Perhaps the crimson skin of the hole people isn't because of the heat but because they've been turned into demons and this is what the apocalypse truly is?

Then a thought occurred to me: "Why the fuck would anyone care about this story? I only like it because I made it." and that's when I kinda dropped it.
Pic related is a crappy drawing I did around the time I had this idea.


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>>3760534
>>3760345
These both have potential if done in style
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>>3760544
'GIANT' anon here, I forgot to mention but I was very particular about what kind style it would have.
I was obsessed with progrock when I was coming up with the idea and was the main point of inspiration, from the mood conveyed in the music to the colour pallete and visuals of the album covers.
I wanted 'GIANT' to feel like the accumulation of this music genre adapted into a cohesive story, I wanted there to be a fantasy story that gave me the same sense of whimsy and wonder as progrock did. This story would be nothing without style, really.
The soundtrack (soundtrack? I was getting really ahead of myself at this point) would be an assortment of guitar, organ and strings, the most significant instruments in prog.
Man I'm getting really nostalgic now.
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>>3760556
I can see it drawn in a trippy style like Fantastic Planet
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>>3760556
I mean I find the premise pretty interesting. I'd say keep writing it if you actually enjoyed building that world. I've started writing recently but not under the pretence that I'm going to release it and it's going to be some amazing RPG that people will enjoy and appreciate; probably only myself and friends will ever see it. I don't know if I'm good or bad but I know what I like so I just write for fun for now. Maybe something will come of it, maybe not.
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I had an idea for a hentai yesterday that I liked. So we have this family where the guys dicks keep growing and they have to use them to wear them down kind of like rodent teeth.When the mom dies the dad gets depressed his dick grows until it pierces his stomach. He's sitting like he committed seppuku. The sister is worried about her brother because his girlfriend left him. His dick is dangerously large and she saves him before it kills him.
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>>3762450
Can someone please make this a thing
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>>3762452
I will I'm actually good at drawing
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>>3762450
How would his dick pierce his stomach? Dicks point away from the body
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>>3762459
They grow curving in like a horn for fun
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>>3762450
That's so awful that it'd easily become a hentai classic.
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>>3760310
That could be cool if done properly. Would read.
>>3760325
Yeah, I actually read Index and would say it's not too well-written for the same reasons. Still love it though.
>>3760556
Would read too. You should try doing it.
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>>3758454
>I've been practicing for 15-20 years
>still suck
Sure you have...
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>>3758502
>It has it's own language I crafted all by myself!
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I've incorporated bits and pieces of my story into other things

the major problem is I gotta stop self inserting
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>>3758884
this stupid post shouldn't hit so close to home fuck. I need to finish this script already
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>>3758454
>tfw you've become the wagecuck to fund your desire to draw
>tfw you want to make it big but are on a collision course for disappointment
>tfw everyday you feel like you made a big mistake but you can't turn back now

I-I'm only 19 though. It will get better, right?
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>>3762450
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>My MC isn't a gary stu like all those other trash stories
>He's weak and powerless
>but he has the power to negate other powers!
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>tfw can't even visualize, let alone draw something
I'm so jealous of people that randomly get daydreaming fantasies
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>>3762815
At 19? Easily can get better as long as you don't have insurmountable debt. I wasted 2 years on a PhD I dropped at 24 years old and now I'm starting a job I actually love in conservation. I wasted those 2 years worrying and thinking it was wrong to "turn back".
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>>3762450
>When the mom dies the dad gets depressed his dick grows until it pierces his stomach. He's sitting like he committed seppuku.

It's *sudoku, anon.
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>>3762450
I had the idea for a japanese ecchi where mysterious mass produced panties with animal prints were being sold everywhere and anyone who wore them became brainwashed and would think and act like the animal they're wearing.
E.g, there would be a scene in the locker room where a random girl suddenly drops to the floor on her back and starts playing with yarn in the nude wearing a tank-top and pair of panties with a kitty print on it.
Eventually some girls become aware and go around sabotaging others in an act to humiliate them and make them look like fools by forcing the underwear on them and watch them play around in the school halls all brainwashed without their skirts on.

I would never actually make this myself though.
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>>3763278
>in the nude wearing a tank-top and pair of panties with a kitty print on it.
???
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>>3763280
underwear nude, not butt naked
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>>3763278
I like that idea
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i had this idea for a webcomic where the protagonist was an overweight black man named donald trump.
the whole joke is that if someone has a name, they are visually indistinguishable from the person.
So there would be an old man named madonna, a dog named mickey mouse and other stupid bullshit.
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>>3763278
Mind control fetishist?
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shit thread
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>>3758723
looks like I was always woke, never though of a plot beyond
>you are on side A
>you are on side B
>now fight
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>>3763326
But what determines the original look? And why doesn't Donald trump himself on like millions of other Donald Trump's through the history.
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>>3758497
>>3758496
>>3758495
>>3758462
>>3758454
A-anon please stop i cant take this
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bumperooni
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>>3762450
>>3763278
Fund these.
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>>3758454
>>3758495
>>3758462
>>3758501
l i t e r a l l y m e
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I just don't know how to get started with comics, just as a whole the entire idea of composing a page with panels feels odd and I dont know how to start
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>>3758517
This desubh senpai
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>>3766380
Start by starting and then someone will tell you where it's wrong
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>>3766427
Well yeah, but even starting is so confusing because the basic idea behind it seems so intuitive.
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>>3766430
unintuitive*
like, even getting started seems like a hurdle because of how composition focused it is.
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>>3760534
I think rhis has potential if you flesh it out a bit better. Also add some deep metaphysical shit and some theology shit sonce it involves angels and shit. Sounds a bit like Gurren Lagan but no a shit anime
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>>3766432
Just accept that what you make will likely be shit. Your brain will problem solve for you and start to figure out better approaches for next time as you work.
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>>3758593
100% this. i've been building my comic universe technically since i was 12, but i realised how fucking terrible it all was and how unrealistic it was to put into fruition fairly quickly. i'm 19 now and rehauled the entire thing a couple of years ago since i was still fairly attached to a lot of the characters i'd spent so much time on, but i also realised pretty much everything this anon said too.
we've now got a fair amount of scripts done and i feel like my art is in a decent enough place where i have enough confidence for it and now have a deadline for this year.
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>>3758454
pfft I'm different though. See lookit I drew a thing about muh stories. That's literally making it.
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>>3758454
>>3758462
>>3758495
I had a friend in college who said this shit, and he dictated me the whole series and it was fucking awful. I didn't ask for it. Worst part was, he'd forgotten most of it, so he told me a broken story.
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>>3762815
>grow up drawing on amateur level
>decide that I'm not good enough to draw professionally, and head into a wagey field
>continued practicing art on the side, but now I'm really good
>tfw get a gf and have to take care of her soon
>tfw too late to go into art
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>>3758593
Most people also see as: or i am going to be great right at the begining or i just suck.

No one start big, and sometimes you may not be as bad as you were at the begining, but you are not that great yet either.
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I think its perfectly understandable to have worlds you build on slowly and such, more so if you actually do stuff with them, but I do agree it annoys me when I see people who've never finished anything in their life acting like they're gonna spend 10 years constructing an art masterpeice on a world they've had since they were 13.

I have a few worlds I like to think about and have done so since I was a young teen, but those have always been excuses to make cool scenes and draw cool characters; if I ever do end up being able to make art stuff, I'll probably come back to them, but I dont act like I'm gonna be able to create some masterpeice just because I've spent 10 years *thinking* about a world.
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>>3767820
>tfw too late to go into art
It's never too late to go into art.
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I'm just enjoying writing and illustrating my story for now. I may share it with a few friends. Maybe there's a slim chance it gets put out to a wider audience but why worry about that when I'm enjoying the creation aspect. Starting a project with the intent to make it the next big thing just seems like too much hassle.
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>>3767797
https://youtu.be/o3G6L8doFcw

I'm thinking she should wear a rashguard as a top, since she has a lot of aquatic speriance. Then for her bag rig I kind of am designing my own concept. It's basically like a bag with a big poncho thing mounted on top that you can use for walking in shitty weather, or you can put the bag down and raise the rails that the poncho tarp is on, and you have a rudimentary tent. Plus it looks like a cape poncho and is generally neat.
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big dog seems neeter





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