As you already know I’ve been slowly working on a visual novel set in the Akashik universe. The time frame is when Taus is a tyke of sorts. I’m polishing the script – it’s meant to be a short story but I’d like to add a bit more storytelling to it than it already has. Or something.
Here is my latest design on one of the baddies. She’s more catlike than her last design, thanks to the addition of Melody and Micah for A3 into my library. I’m glad of that, because she’s not human to begin with. Don’t know if this is going to stay or if it’s going to be improved upon yet.
Game development hit a huge hurdle when my programmer up and disappeared on me. I think I’d be a lot farther along if that hadn’t happened. But I haven’t given up. Newp.
Ever seen the show RWBY? Not a bad show, truly. I often wonder if, when I was approached to turn Akashik into a 3D cartoon, if it wasn’t RWBY’s creator that had asked. (Sure wish I’d kept those emails. Thought I did but can’t find them.) I was dubious about the idea at the time and then he’d disappeared, so who can say. Either way, there’s this thing that’s pretty well done and it’s something I’ve been planning for Akashik and The Heavenly Bride since day one so I think: oh, something to learn from.
But watching it can be problematic. It’s difficult having a strong-minded character such as Taus. She demands there be no other characters before her. But I look sometimes anyway at the thing. You can see the skill has come a ways since episode one, and their budget probably as well. I like to compare.
But the whole time I’m hearing this in my head:
And it doesn’t help to shush my character when there’s this OTHER character in the show that resembles Ganji. Oh crap, I mentioned it. Now she’s going down that ranting road. Ah ye gods. But Taus isn’t the first fireball woman in the history of super powered stories. She won’t be the last. You just can’t get HER to see that.