Words from the Creator
Weds 20 Updates; Tribute; Lore; Adaptation; Thanks
I set up some pages for Zaydimar – ( FB, Instagram, Deviant Art, Patreon, ) on Feb 20 2020. I have a vo actress working on a broadcast trailer, that I might use on social media ( you tube/ DA, – Patreon* will likely be only SFW, – so I will try to put Zaydimar the Champion on Patreon, and Zaydimar The Executioner on Subscribe star.
I have about $500 worth of audio to get voice acted – now that I’ve done the casting research, and script writing ( over the past months). Hopefully, through Zaydimar, as a brand and separate entity, I can generate that amount of support quickly – and move on. To studio art, and making the soundtrack – and plugging it into Renpy, to get up games ASAP.
The time consuming part is the script writing. Now that enough of it’s done to start a graphic novel, and visual novel; it’s just a matter of coordinating with the actresses, paying them, waiting for the files, and then using audacity to trim the files. It’s not hard, but have to read and follow instructions, and takes time. Really exciting to hear the latest audio. Going to be a lurid-pre-code visual novel, with alot of options, and scenes. I’m looking forward to getting it together.
I plan to update the Feb 1 Weekly pack tomorrow. I’ve only got one more gig I might order this month, before I work on art; so in the next couple of days, I’m going to wrap up the first wave of scripts, and get back to the concept art.
* It’s silly, that censorship, limits the honestly of storytelling- I’m glad I have a website and interested subscribers for the adult content. Almost every one becomes an adult, seems strange that artwork is so heavily censored per image, but every other form of media can usually be overlooked.
Stories I write don’t take as much time, as scripting them, in a format that gets the best performance out of a voice actress. Now that I have a handful of go to actresses, I can visualize the characters, and how they will sound, and the art should look for each page of the visual novel. After the basic visual novels are set up, I can start working on click team fusion to make pixelated action games, with cinematics, and original animations. Really exciting to think how close this is to being a recognizable IP, with games, and then the task of making levels, and bosses, and missions, and paintings to advertise.
Zaydimar is a good bridge between lurid pre-code horror, and SFW – with Scheherazade’s tales as a touchstone; many grew up with that story, and it’s hard for adults to retcon their childhood morals, and declare Scheherazade is more than PG -13. The explicit pre-code horror, lurid art, might be objected to , but the theme is already established and accepted as part of the canon of folklore. So far, 7 voice actresses are enjoying the participation in reading lines from the scripts, so I plan to launch Zaydimar first: and have origins, and other characters cross- over into it. Lurid Max Clandestine members will see all the Zaydimar art ( the NSFW, unapologetic Lurid Pre-Code Horror) and the reference material, process, studies, nude variations, fan-art variations. The Zaydimar that reaches Patreon, will be probably similar to the mainstream project I worked on last year. A chance to develop panels, inking style, and creating dramatic dialogue; as well as expand the story, character soap opera. The Zaydimar the Executioner, on Subscribe star, will be a place to share recent voice overs of the dialogue, that I obtain broadcast rights for, and the lurid -Pre-Code horror art that isn’t likely to bother them. Everything will be here at Lurid Max.
Hoping to get $500 through the Zaydimar campaign – but mostly, to share it with people who might also be interested in the character – which is a survivor, and based on people I have known, and women I have dated. I think alot of women resonate to the story, and that is reflected by the actress who offered to star in it for free. ( she’s still unavailable, recovering from a serious cold).
Eventually, the visual novel art, game, final dialogue, full scripts/story, will be ready, and then the top rated actress hired for the part of Zaydimar. I project ( estimated) around next year, hopefully, launching it somewhere ( game jolt) as a visual novel, then working on it as a pixelated game in click team fusion, to run on Steam.
I look forward to making this game happen! With the best quality art, vocals, script, soundtrack and game design I can. Have a great week! Your generous patronage has always been appreciated, and put to the best use directly towards the upcoming work! – Thanks for all your kind support