Words from the Creator
Mar 2020 Updates
Thurs Mar 5 2020 ( 7:30 – 10:58 pm) Posted Thermidor II audio. 13 sections.
* [ deadline was 2:18am on Feb 27 ( which was confusing, as posted – for the actress, who assumed it meant Feb 28 at 2:18am ]
1,500 words: The longest, and most dense narrative. Words specific to lurid pre-code horror scenes, were almost every word ( after the intro section one: very specific in the last section). She read it, with gusto.
Files were time consuming to trim – eventually, had to stop. Unlike, smaller audio files, the many segments she presented, were part of a large open file*, so they had repeats of the full audio, after each section’s recording.
So, I trimmed those, just now- and listened to the tracks to see what I had already trimmed.
* like a giant template, with new content, overlapping the previous. Not sure why; but I told her I could edit with audacity and save her the trouble.
Kickstarter – Zaydimar
( In the 4 days since, I’ve started kickstarter : still need to submit art – before they’ll review it. Began drawing on the easel regularly ( making some preliminary Zaydimar character designs.
Fastner and Larson – commission inquiry ( Zaydimar)
Inquired to Fastner and Larson, about a commission; related to the visual novel. Posted the 2nd logline, and posted positive reviews – it was touching to see, she put my review, first on the page, and featured the sample, for her customers; really classy.
Soundtrack being developed
I set up my mic, and began recording soundtrack themes ( it will be something, I can develop regularly – and then edit later, and replay most presentable themes).
Thermidor Section 9 Commentary
The following Sections are more detailed ( lurid pre- code horror) – she read it so composed; a real trooper. She has an audio book narrative style, for mostly SFW. So far, all the scripts I’ve had read, the actresses post on their sample pages, to show others – but this one hasn’t appeared yet. Nonetheless, she is a good sport. And seems mature enough to be able to stomach the heavy content.
As intense as it may seem to listen, or read the script; how many more times, I have to, during it’s development: thus, following a strict regimen, of outdoor studio work, for sunlight, and vigorous exercise ( and proper nutrition and health)- and a diversity of references, tasks, and variety – are the key to not getting weary, burned out, or overloaded.
Minimal social media, or recreation use of the computer; while developing the content – later, when I have products I can market, there will be time for social media. Learning how to juggle the tasks – in as much, as it is most efficient, and promotes further development of art, and excellence.
Since Thermidor is edutainment/historical fiction; it still is PG-13 SFW. nonetheless, the narrative segments, following, are quite lurid; so much so, it sort of becomes surreal; like Clockwork Orange, Schindler’s list, Cloud Atlas, World War Z, Resident Evil or I am Legend.
I don’t think I’ve heard this much quantity, duration and amount of detail; in the narrative – anywhere else.
It is integrated into a plot, but much more ‘terror’ than the plot, in these sections. Plenty of narrative to use in any visual novel; envisioning a sort of slide show type presentation, full color; using historically informed backgrounds, and costumed characters, crowd; with series of sequences, depicting the scenes from the narration; clicking, to advance ; or choose to visit other locations, or characters to start animations.
Audio Related Studio art
I want to do some studio art till I get images inked and colored ( or at least detail pencilled: for the Log line II, Scheherazade’s Paradigm, Zaydimar, ( then Skerrah, Umbreed, some logos;) and the reference image for Fastner and Larson ( a series of images I have in mind*).
Yeti Mic – Sound F/x
Updates: ( Thurs Mar 5 2020)
With voices from the individuals, and multiple voices simultaneously for the crowd ( and sound effects for as many aspects as possible). As well as musical themes, drum rolls; ect,. [ though sounding like a lot of tasks, it will be straightforward, and less time consuming to make the audio, than all the finished art.
Updates: (Mon Mar 2 2020)
I have voice acted Gig 2 ( for Voice Actress 8) – for pronounciations and inflections ( full correspondence). [ Ordered a metal Pop filter, for the mic; and a stereo male to male 3.5 mm aux cable, to record directly from my Yamaha PSR 510. ETA Mar 12 – 20 ( overseas) ]
I Recorded* a variety of suspenseful, and cartridge video game style instrumental riffs. As soon as I take time to read more audacity directions, and practice splicing, I might put up some soundtracks bits, sound effects ( over time).
( to later, practice, arrange, compose, and – when I take time to read audacity manual: I look forward to splicing, audio from actors/ actresses: to put together listenable tracks, as scripted ( and variations); and progressively developing background music. )
I have listened to some of the background music offered by sellers, alot of it is very slow, and atmospheric; not very kinetic. Before I actually release the game trailer, I should listen to the type of music featured in my favorite games. I will do my own version first ( without checking games), at the kinetic pace of classical ( and heavy metal), but, for the final release, I might tone it down to be less, distracting, overpowering, and less like an action/horror movie soundtrack, and probably toward the atmospheric kind.
Voice Actress Nine: She was on vacation, and asked for an extension – I said, no problem, your phenomenal samples are worth the wait. She delivered far beyond expectations. Getting scripts read by her again: I have two rough drafts, that once I get the format: grammar, detailed vocal directions/ applications written ( a 2 day job – possibly after next week: I want to have some art to plug into Renpy* to make some games to test ASAP – as soon as teh art is ready.)
If there is support for the kickstarter, and Zaydimar, then, when funds are sufficient, I would like to invest in having Fastner and Larson doing a series of commissions, featuring lurid pre-code horror scenes with my original characters.
(continued,..) ( wfc) – Artist Commentary:
Depicting Truth of Massacres by the Numbers
Putting images to accurate depict large Numbers: ie, French Revolution, Native American, Witchcraft, Feudal Medieval conquests, ect,..
What I don’t see very often, are efforts – like Guinness book type projects- to quantify the unrighteously massacred. The amount of people accused of witchcraft, ect,… All forms of labeling one group the enemy, and slaughtering them. Usually, are not mentioned, by the group whose forefathers were the slaughterers. In this way, their ancestral shame, is the real motive behind sanitizing history and omitting gory aspects. The mealy mouthed, namby pamby*, low key shaming, directed at those who want to see truth, in the form of name calling, and directing pejorative slander, as to the nature of their interest, is so weak sauce; a cover up, distraction technique. The witnesses, are not the culprits, and never will be party to what was done by others.
*Definitions: namby-pamby: lacking energy, strength, or courage; feeble or effeminate in behavior or expression.“these weren’t namby-pamby fights, but brutal affairs where heads hit the sidewalk”
Plan for remaining Voice Overs to acquire: before I prioritize studio art, and put together the new full color images into Renpy ( with soundtrack, and effects).
I) Congo Jongo – episode P’munte, Nysarga, Defiler scene**, White Monkey ( large muscled) ( Rylanda, Crissin, Ajilani,….) temple seque into Bn’thosf Oram’en, taking Rylanda to Nyhellum, to Dreksun, the giant dinosaurs, where the defiler ceremony originated; learning the secret of the Blasphemers, in search of her Uncle and to help her umbreed afflicted sister.
II) Scheherazade’s Paradigm ( and variant brands*)
III) Witchfynder I ( Thermidor 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
IV) Witchfynder II ( Terry Moore inspired script) – Arleth, [ Witchhunts, Soreresses – Verazella.] Thezrog, Wynpera,..ect
V) Skerrah: I, II, III, IV [ lesbian interludes, NSFW sex scenes – risque material- possibly ]
VI) Zaydimar: I, II, III, ( possibly IV)
VII) Umbreed ( showdown in Arleth: Inspired Tolkien, Battle of Five Armies) Mercenaries, Clandestine Warriors, Heroines, allies, Hack and Slash, fighting hordes of Umbreed. [ like a zombie movie ]
VIII) Gor- Max ( Target Erydeth: Biresan/Drinna conflict: inspired by Robotech/Thundercats): origin of P.U.S.I.K.O.P.S. ( feline anthropomorph) – Thermidor: segue, as a prequel to origin ( potentiality ) of variant: P.U.S.I.K.O.P.S : Ristocatz ( Thunkdekatz) [ Feline/ Anubisoid anthrompomorph, and bovinar ( horns on head, larger: ie. Tritauron ]
I’m developing scripts for 3 more actresses, and hope to complete enough for the following Visual novels over the next month ( or however long it takes: maybe three months or more):
I look forward to writing the 3rd Thermidor script: I have a rough outline, and plan for scripts 3, 4, 5 and 6 ( writing each would take about 3 days per script).
** I wrote down my ideas, without censoring them. I might not actually feature this in the game. And the follow up scripts I wrote for this, are even more so. ( Again, these might never see the light of day, beyond being featured as visual novel ‘ additional ‘ or ‘deleted ‘ scenes. ) A benefit of Early access, is I share what I do, before I polish it up for a product to represent a brand to a targeted social media audience. If there is any time, to sort of bravely explore this subject matter in a witty, and thorough way, it would be now while I have interested audience; subscribing. ***
( WFC ) My attitude, is speculative, and based on a rhetorical question: If mortal kombat, skyrim, and AAA video games, which kids are able to play, can have content more explicit, then what if there were mainstream AAA quality comics and art, that have pre code horror lurid scenes. What is the resistance to this? What is the aversion – why is the art so hard to find, and not labeled openly? And why is guro, and dolcett everywhere, and so much amateur art, poorly crafted, conceived, and perceived as a deliberate category, when it seems more of an incomplete collection of ‘deleted nsfw scenes’ repeated over and over; and a down grade from what was already done better, with more production value in the 70’s.
Thus far, since I started:
Beginning of Year 1: I acquired expensive vintage comics, scanner, wide screen touch screen graphic pen tablet, tracing table, Nine 6th scale models + as many costume sets, and double the amount of head sculpts,…
Beginning of Year 2:,… 2 new cameras ( action, and DSLR), Voice over/instrument mic, and hired over 11 voice actresses audio for 14 recordings ( Upgraded DA to core: set up on pivix, hentai foundry, ect)
Thanks for all you’ve done – the encouragement, and contributions – your kind patronage and interest; has made this happen! Have a great week!