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Title: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 12, 2014, 06:21:07 pm
Well, everyone seems to be posting project ideas (I'm looking at you, ninjamitsuki and ZetaFlare), and, well...I have this idea. And I kinda wanna get feedback on it.

It will definitely be a fan-fiction because writing is the only thing I can do right featuring a cast of OCs I've invented throughout the years. The original idols and 876 Pro/the Jupiter boys will also play a few prominent roles.

So here's the thing: I've spent a good two years collecting up characters I've invented to be a whole OC cast of iDOLM@STER and assembled my top 20 favorites to form the "All-Stars" of my collection of characters. I want to write about the girls (and one boy) just kinda...going through their idol lives and trying to get to top idol. I want it to be written kinda like the SP games since that's the kind I'm most familiar with; you get to choose a character, follow them through lessons and communications, and all that. This is where the problem arises.

20 characters. Communications. One book. You can see how this would get really long. Not to mention I want to make a story out of it, with the 765 girls getting involved as rivals, friends, role models, etc. But I want to focus on one girl (or boy) at a time.

So I'm wondering. Should I maybe post, like, just a quick layout of profiles of the characters and let everyone pick a few favorites, and just focus on them, and ignore the others? Or just write everything out for all of the girls in no particular order and just let people skip to the ones that focus on their favorites? Or maybe even just post it all in twenty separate books and update them as I get ideas? I can probably definitely narrow it down to just twelve (or less) OCs too, so it's closer to the original cast and easier to write. But I'm gonna be honest, I'm a fan of these characters...I feel like they're original, and I want to write about them as though they are in the game, but also add in their own personal stories like the original girls had (like how Miki had her Awakened Miki route, I remember reading somewhere that Azusa and, I think, Takane got to confess to the Producer, Producer himself goes to America at the end of iM@S 2...).

I also plan on writing out multiple different endings per communication/lesson based on what the reader would say or how the idol would do in lessons.

Basically, I'm writing iDOLM@STER: The Fan-Fiction (With OCs).

So, um...yeah. I know I'm still new and I'm quite the amateur when it comes to iDOLM@STER and to writing, but I'm willing to give this a try, and I'd really appreciate any advice you could give me! :D Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 12, 2014, 10:28:30 pm
Or maybe even just post it all in twenty separate books and update them as I get ideas?

I think it's the best option! ;D I swear I'll read all of them! ;)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 13, 2014, 06:32:49 pm
I think it's the best option! ;D I swear I'll read all of them! ;)

You're so loyal. ;-;

Alright, I think I'll try it like that, then. Do you think twenty is too much and I should narrow it down to, say, ten? Maybe twelve or thirteen? Because I'm starting to think that for a project this complicated, twenty would just drive me nuts. So I think I'll narrow it down.

Should I post up some profiles here? I've drawn two of them digitally already and will eventually get around to all of them. When that happens, you guys can see some character designs if you want to.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 13, 2014, 06:45:56 pm
Should I post up some profiles here? I've drawn two of them digitally already and will eventually get around to all of them. When that happens, you guys can see some character designs if you want to.

Alright, do it! ;)  I don't know if this topic is the right place, but could you post your Namuko Academy fanart as well?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 13, 2014, 06:50:01 pm
Alright, do it! ;)  I don't know if this topic is the right place, but could you post your Namuko Academy fanart as well?

I think some profiles will be in order, then~. Maybe for now I'll just go ahead and post the two I've done so far. Or at least one. Because one of them is kinda bad~...
Also, I dunno if Namuko Academy will fit in here, but I will definitely post them on this forum one day! Once I figure out how to scan things onto the computer!
Actually, if I'm scanning things already, I've already drawn all my girls (and my boy) on paper, so I think I'll just wait and scan everything online one day. YAY ART.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 13, 2014, 11:05:43 pm
I think some profiles will be in order, then~. Maybe for now I'll just go ahead and post the two I've done so far. Or at least one. Because one of them is kinda bad~...
Also, I dunno if Namuko Academy will fit in here, but I will definitely post them on this forum one day! Once I figure out how to scan things onto the computer!
Actually, if I'm scanning things already, I've already drawn all my girls (and my boy) on paper, so I think I'll just wait and scan everything online one day. YAY ART.

I'm looking forward to it! ;)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 14, 2014, 01:09:42 am
To anyone who cares:

I'm essentially done with profiles, but I'm going to choose not to post them yet until I have an opportunity to scan some art onto the computer so you can see the girls (and boy). I think I'll have you guys pick who you like the most and I'll just focus on those ones. Does that sound good?

Lol no one's even reading this but Liza :3
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: MetalPredat0r on February 14, 2014, 01:18:02 am
Hey Grace! I like your idea to make this a New Generation story with the original Idolm@ster characters appearing at intervals. Can't wait to read up on all of them. Also, since you like all the characters you created, maybe the ones that don't make the cut can appear as sort of NPCs throughout a playable idol's story mode (like Project Fairy in SP, Jupiter in 2, or Yumeko, Cineria, and Mai in DS). That way it won't be a complete loss for you and those characters.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 14, 2014, 01:23:56 am
Hey Grace! I like your idea to make this a New Generation story with the original Idolm@ster characters appearing at intervals. Can't wait to read up on all of them. Also, since you like all the characters you created, maybe the ones that don't make the cut can appear as sort of NPCs throughout a playable idol's story mode (like Project Fairy in SP, Jupiter in 2, or Yumeko, Cineria, and Mai in DS). That way it won't be a complete loss for you and those characters.

Thank you very much! That's a good idea, actually. Considering that I kinda want all of them involved in some way or another, maybe just having the ones I don't include show up every once in a while is a good plan.
Alright! Thanks for the feedback, and look forward to the profiles if I can ever get pictures on here! :D
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 14, 2014, 08:15:23 pm
Update!:

Profiles are all complete, in addition to a quick description of all the agencies/groups involved. I'm still waiting on pictures. Once those are here, everything will be posted as soon as possible, and you guys can pick favorites. Sound good?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:02:49 am
YAY! Finally figured out how to scan and got that done! I know everyone else waited a day or two in-between posting their bios for characters, but I have everything done now, so I'm just gonna get it ALL out of the way tonight! ;D Hope you don't mind.

I voice all my characters myself (no joke) and have already recorded two idol solos as all of these girls (not Kenchi, I've never sung as him but I know how I want him to sound). The challenge, then, was picking an existing singer that sounds the way I want them to sound. So where the bio says "Best Match", that is the best existing match for the voice I want them to have.

Also, these drawings were in no way meant to be professional. I was just sketching out how the girls look in a journal-y notebook thing I have. So there are images in the way of some of the girls. And those numbers that might be above some of their heads are the numbers of their character stat. I ran out of room. Some characters will have more shown than others, because some I had more room than others.

With all this, this post is getting a tad long and I need lots of room, so, in just a minute, I will get started on the profiles and hopefully finish all of them tonight! :D Be sure to let me know if there are any you like in particular! Thank you!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:12:29 am
Name: Yamada Fuyu
Age: 20
B-W-H: 82-54-85
Hobbies: Drawing, Kite-flying, Watching the snow fall in winter
Image Color: Cream
Fuyu and her twin brother Yousuke were born to a Japanese mother and an Irish father. They were born and raised in their father's home country, but re-located to Japan with both parents about three years prior to the start of the story. While living in Ireland, Fuyu attempted to become a star of the music industry, but she was a bit shy, and her skills were rough. Fuyu was dejected, but upon moving to Japan her family, who felt she had potential, encouraged her to try it again. She put in practice to work on her skills and auditioned to join Dreamland Pro, her native agency. The president of the agency felt she had a unique style and allowed her to join. After two years of performing with Dreamland Pro, Fuyu was invited to join the All-Stars.
Fuyu's dance stat is not the best. While her movements are fluid, she has troubles with timing and tends to fall out of step a lot.
Fuyu's visual stat is her highest stat. She has a unique appearance due to her Irish heritage, with naturally light ginger hair and bright green eyes. She's widely considered to be one of the more beautiful All-Stars..
Fuyu's vocal stat is high, but not as high as her visual. She has impressive range and soft, lilting vocals. Her problem lies when she tries to do a bit too much with her voice.
Fuyu's character is relatively high. She is somewhat easily discouraged, but is also easily encouraged. Though she has moments of self-doubt, a quick compliment will get her back on her feet.
Best Match for Fuyu's Voice: KOKIA
Rival: Takane, in a friendly way. Both of them are a little off in their own ways, and Takane is also rumored to be a foreigner. Because of Takane's great vocal skill, Fuyu admires her and wants to one day perform alongside her.
Best Friend: Megumi, a meganekko from Dreamland Pro. She was the first idol to welcome Fuyu to the agency, and the two became fast friends.
Fun Fact: Fuyu's name was originally Madelyn O'Brien. Worried about being treated badly for being a foreigner, she adopted the name “Yamada Fuyu” upon moving to Japan, taking her mother's surname and a first name that matched her favorite season. Yousuke borrowed the name of their mother's father. Despite the fact that she now speaks fluent Japanese in addition to English, Fuyu still has a slight Irish accent that really comes through in her English, but is still ever-so-slightly hear-able in her Japanese. This makes her speech sound a bit awkward.

(http://i.imgur.com/hQBMyuL.jpg?2)

(Don't ask what that is on her shirt. I have no idea. A pattern of sorts, I guess.)
Anyways. The idol's personal signature is included on the sketch, to the right of the actual drawing. Fuyu's signature is written first name-last name like Western countries do it due to her Irish heritage. I think the rest are written in last name-first name like Japanese people do.

...ehehe, I'm embarrassed to be posting my art in a public place since I'm really not very good~... ^///^
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:17:49 am
Name: Dayo Enra
Age: 18
B-W-H: 102-62-87
Hobbies: Kendo, Karate, Studying shinobi
Image Color: Slate
Enra's family owns a shrine up in the mountains. Her mother was adept at traditional Japanese dance and attempted to pass this knowledge on to her daughter. However, Enra always longed for a more risky and exciting lifestyle. While a piece of her enjoyed dancing, she couldn't stand the thought of doing something so “boring” for her whole life. She started out just taking kendo classes in town, joining the karate club in school, and practicing singing in her spare time, but eventually the prospect of being an idol came to mind. She loved the idea of being able to put herself out there in the world and enjoy life to the fullest without giving up dance completely, and thus attempted to join a tiny little agency that was just starting out. When she felt she had learned all from that experience that she could, she quit and pursued a position in a bigger agency—Dreamland Pro. Her first attempt, she was rejected; the president felt she was a bit too antisocial and was holding back too much. So Enra put in more practice and tried again. Her second audition was successful, and after about three years of performing with Dreamland Pro, she was invited to join the All-Stars.
Enra's dance stat is quite high due to her previous formal training...but her large bust often gets in the way of more “hoppy” dances. It very much depends on the type of dance she is doing, but no matter what, her movements are always clean and flow easily.
Enra's visual stat is her highest stat due to her figure and her pretty face. However, she has a couple of scars (likely from one of her risk-taking adventures) that detract from her beauty, and she never smiles. This doesn't stop her from having one of the highest visual stats of the group.
Enra's vocals are her lowest stat (besides character). While her voice is good, it is not great, and she knows that she still has a lot of training to do before she can be the best.
Enra's character is quite low. She's very antisocial and has a hard time interacting with her fans, which can be problematic. However, she doesn't lose tension easily and is quite dedicated to her work. The problem arises when you try to get her to cooperate with other idols—she is very much a lone wolf, and prefers to keep it that way. In addition, Enra is a fan of dangerous stunts and often attempts things that could get her in trouble or end her career. It's up to the producer of the All-Stars and the other members to keep Enra from getting herself fired.
Best Match: Shimizu Kaori
Rival: Takane, in an aggressive way. Enra is secretly jealous of Takane's high vocal skill and aims to overthrow the Silver Queen by beating her in terms of visual appeal. This still proves to be a difficult task, as, well...Takane is gorgeous, you've gotta admit.
Best Friend: Enra doesn't have any friends.
Fun Fact: She speaks using very formal language like Takane, as she was raised to be constantly polite. She also collects knives. A strange hobby, but nonetheless one she enjoys.

(http://i.imgur.com/DZHVvLD.jpg?2)

IMPORTANT!:
The idols' vocal stats and my little commentary (is that the right word?) DOES NOT necessarily reflect my personal views of how the singers themselves sing! Remember, I voice my own characters, and these singers just happen to suit the character's voice best. My little commentary is simply stating how the idol herself (or himself) sings, not how the voice actress/singer sings. Does that make sense?
That was mostly for you, liza94. :3 I know how much you love Kaori Shimizu.

I should have colored Enra's scar differently, but...meh...
Also, the "CREATE" emblem is one of those random images I mentioned earlier.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:20:50 am
Name: Odorou Byakura
Age: 16
B-W-H: 70-52-75
Hobbies: Ice-skating, Walking and picnic-ing, Baking
Image Color: Ice Blue
Byakura has always been very shy and reserved, and was often bullied in school because of her slight weirdness. While Byakura tried not to be bothered, she usually cried herself to sleep that night. It was around high school when she realized that she really enjoyed singing and dancing, and began putting work into improving. Her parents and little brother enjoyed hearing her sing, and her mother submitted her resume to 331 Pro without her knowing, much like what Yukiho's friend did for her. Byakura was shocked, but decided to go ahead and give it a try. She was accepted into the agency and invited to join the All-Stars about a year later.
Byakura's dance stat is very low. She is not athletic and her stamina is quite weak, but her movements are graceful. She must put in a lot of work to improve at her dance.
Byakura's visual stat is her highest stat, due to her gentle, pretty face. While she is said to be quite beautiful, she is also very reserved and thus tends to hide her face behind long bangs.
Byakura's vocal stat is quite high due to her soft, lilting vocals. However, she's very quiet and needs to put more effort into making herself heard before she can become a true vocal master.
Byakura's character is average. She truly enjoys singing and wants to continue it no matter what, but she is easily discouraged and cries quite a lot. Uane doesn't help.
Best Match: I want to say Hanazawa Kana, but she's kinda “taken”. The next best match is Horie Yui.
Rival: Chihaya, in a role model kind of way. Byakura greatly admires Chihaya and would love to one day perform alongside her. She aims to reach Chihaya's level of skill. Also, to a lesser extent, Yukiho. They have similar personalities and thus get along very well. Byakura would one day like to perform alongside her.
Best Friend: Izuni, one of her fellow idols at 331 Pro. Izuni wants to be a motivational speaker, and Byakura lacks self-confidence. Together, they make quite a pair.
Fun Fact: Byakura never takes off her hat. No matter what. Ever.

(http://i.imgur.com/hCn5cdF.jpg?1)

Lol Byakura what are your hands doing? Derp.
There's going to be something at the end of every one of these, just so you know.
Seriously though, I'm sorry about those hands.
...ehehe~, I'm still embarrassed~...
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:26:24 am
Name: Nakamura Kentaro/“Kenchi”
Age: 17
B-W-H: 87-75-85
Hobbies: Watching movies, Pottery, Kendo
Image Color: Azure
Kentaro, or Kenchi as he is frequently called, is the only boy in the group of All-Stars. Kenchi is the hard worker of his family, which consists of himself, his twin sister Kyoko, and his older brother Kyou, and takes on many part-time jobs to support them. But when he was around fifteen, Kyoko and Kyou noticed that he had a talent for singing and encouraged him to try and become an idol. In fact, the whole family agreed to give it a try, and so the Nakamura children made the attempt to join 331 Pro. Thankfully, they were accepted and taken in. While Kyoko and Kyou were talented, Kenchi was constantly improving, putting all of his effort into getting better and better. It was because of his work ethic and his steady improvement that he was invited into the All-Stars. At first, he was wary of leaving his siblings behind, but they encouraged him to accept the offer. Upon realizing that not only were Kyoko and Kyou happy to let him take the opportunity, but that this was also a chance to make a bit of extra money as a potentially more successful idol, Kenchi accepted.
Kenchi's dance stat is his highest, due to his athleticism and hard work. His style of dance tends to change depending on the kind of dance and song being performed, but his stamina is near-unmatched.
Kenchi's visual stat is decently high. He's very tall and thin, and has an attractive face that makes him quite popular at his school, though his shy personality keeps him from being too flashy.
Kenchi's vocal stat is high. He has a voice quite unlike that of many other male singers in the industry, with an almost breathless sound and soft vocals. Still, he is able to summon a good amount of emotion for the songs he sings.
Kenchi's character depends on his mood, but is usually high. Because of his dedication, willingness to accept criticism, and strong work ethic, he is almost always in high spirits. However, his social awkwardness makes him a bit troubling to work with at times.
Best Match: OMG I FOUND ONE WHAT.
Kony.
Rival: None.
Best Friend: Kyoko and Kyou, his siblings.
Fun Facts: He is desperately in love with Kikuchi Makoto; upon watching a performance put on by 765 Pro for the first time, he was immediately entranced by her “beauty” and often rants for hours about how he plans to marry her one day...despite the fact that they've never actually met until the events of the story/game. Upon meeting, Makoto is first slightly creeped out by this guy she's never met claiming to be her future husband, but the attention is flattering nonetheless, and they eventually become good friends. Kenchi also has a secret “dark side” people have nicknamed “Dark Kenchi”, as a result of storing away his more rambunctious side. He's very good at holding this side of him back for the most part, but when someone either insults his family, brings up his parents or his missing eye , or is seen paying too much attention, good OR bad, to Makoto, he almost inevitably loses control and goes on a wild rampage. Friends of his will be able to calm him out of it with minimal trouble, though, and Kenchi is always quick to apologize for any trouble he may have caused. This doesn't stop some of the fellow All-Stars from being rather afraid of him, Ruka in particular, who has nicknamed him “Kowai-kun”.

(http://i.imgur.com/TpPSWFv.jpg?1)

Kenchi has evolved the most out of this group. At first, he wasn't even an idol. He was just a sarcastic jerkface who showed up from out of nowhere and teased people.
I have always and forever intended him to have an obsession with romantic interest in Makoto, though. Because I love her, and since I love her, he has to love her too. Of course, idols aren't technically allowed to date (HAHA I JUST DESTROYED ALL YOUR SHIPS BECAUSE IF THEY BECOME CANON THE IDOLS WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS OR SOMETHING.), so the feeling is very much an unrequited love. Except I think he'll probably take her on a date in disguise in story. If she says yes. Which she probably wouldn't since she turned down HOKUTO for the sake of Producer. So actually, never mind.
Ha. This was long.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:29:53 am
Name: Miyakawa Haru
Age: 17
B-W-H: 89-58-90
Hobbies: Journalism, Hop-scotch
Image Color: Jade Green
Haru is a bit of a tomboy and enjoys writing above all else. Before becoming an idol, she worked as a “paper boy”, to earn money delivering newspapers and maybe get a bit of experience for her ultimate dream of being a newspaper reporter while she was at it. She is rather popular at her school for her fun and mature personality, her masculine-sounding voice, and her appearance. However, Haru always really enjoyed singing, and wished one day to be able to have a cute voice like the idols she saw on TV. Her real dream was sidetracked when she decided to become an idol herself, thinking the experience would help her with her short-term goal of having a cute voice. Her appeal caught the eye of the creator of the All-Stars group, who asked her to join up. Haru accepted, though one day she hopes to retire and write for the local newspaper.
Haru's dance stat is very average, as she doesn't tend to put much effort into her dance, but she is athletic and good at learning the choreography. Her dance style tends to be a bit lagging, and she sometimes falls behind.
Haru's visual stat is her highest stat. She has a nice figure and a pretty face.
Haru's vocal stat is quite high due to the appealing masculine sound. However, it still isn't as high as the vocal masters, as high-pitched notes give her a lot of trouble and cute songs sound awkward.
Haru's character is average. She gets discouraged rather easily and is quite restless. She's also a bit of a daydreamer and tends to get lost in thought when she should really be focusing on her idol activities. This makes her a bit difficult to manage sometimes.
Best Match: Yukana, when singing in her Cecelia Alcott voice. Actually, I want to say it's Sanpei Yuko, like how she sings as Ryo in DREAM, but she's "taken". And that would basically be stealing Ryo's voice. So Yukana.
Rival: Makoto, in a role model sort of way. Because both of them have the same goal of making themselves cuter, Haru is able to see the progress the other idol has made so far, and one day would love to compete against Makoto using only their cuteness appeal, which is near-non-existent for both of them as far as voice goes.
Best Friend: Miyuzaki, a friend from 331 Pro who wants to become more manly. Haru is always around to give her tips, and Miyuzaki is quick to teach Haru how to sound cuter as best as she can.
Fun Fact: Haru's mother gave birth to her when she was only 17, and later married another man. At the start of the story, Haru has a baby brother named Haku who she tends to gush about when given the chance. Also, like Byakura, Haru never removes her fedora.

(http://i.imgur.com/rYjIUDH.jpg?1)

Lol Haru why is your skin tone so derpy?
I'm actually quite a fan of Haru since she was one of my first characters. What do you guys think?

Also, I'm really sorry about the quality of these images. I really didn't expect them to be seen by anyone but me when I first drew them, and also I guess my scanner is a little derpy? Because the light and shadows are just...and gyaaaahhh...
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:34:45 am
Name: Mei Soumin
Age: 19
B-W-H: 76-51-74
Hobbies: Tapestry-making, Playing viola
Image Color: Dark Purple/Violet
Soumin was born and raised in Korea. She knew almost from the beginning that she wanted to be an idol, and constantly worked at getting better. But her first attempt to become an idol in Korea failed, and a discouraged Soumin swore off singing for the rest of her life. Not long after her failure, though, her family moved to Japan to avoid some of the political issues in Korea that were starting to arise. Soumin learned of the idol industry and decided to give it another try after lots of coaxing from her parents. This time, her audition to join Dreamland Pro was successful, if not reluctant. The acceptance was just what Soumin needed, and the extra boost to her confidence spurred her to work harder, and harder, and harder. Her hard work was noticed by the creator of the All-Stars, who invited her to join. Ecstatic, Soumin accepted.
Soumin's dance stat is one of the lowest of the group. Most of her effort is put towards singing, and she tends to not pay attention during dance lessons. She's a bit clumsy and trips often. But she has started paying more attention to her dancing since joining the All-Stars and has begun steadily improving.
Soumin's visual stat is average. She has an attractive face and a sort of foreign charm to her, but she isn't exactly beautiful.
Soumin's vocal stat is decently high, due to her range and ability to hit difficult notes like random sharps and flats. However, her voice can be a bit shaky sometimes and a little nasally. This doesn't stop her from having the right kind of power for songs like I Want or Meisou Mind.
Soumin's character is average, but on the low side. She's very stubborn and yet very easily discouraged, but being complimented will usually bring her spirits right back up. While slightly aggressive, Soumin is genuinely caring, and this comes through in her interactions with the other girls and the producer.
Best Match: Kitamura Eri, especially how she sounds in songs like Destiny or Re;Story. Shirushi is another good example.
Rival: Ritsuko, in an aggressive way. The only reason Soumin is so frustrated with Ritsuko is that she feels the producer gave up on being an idol, and did so much too soon (which is ironic, because Soumin herself gave up on being an idol after just one rejection). Of course, this is not the case, as Ritsuko is quick to explain when the two meet, but that doesn't stop Soumin from wanting her to return to the stage. She plans on getting so good that if she were to challenge Ritsuko, the producer would have no choice but to go against her on stage.
Best Friend: Guru, another one of the All-Stars who shares her quirkiness.
Fun Fact: When Soumin gets really angry, she speaks in Korean.
In addition, when Soumin addresses people, she uses the Korean honorific "-ssi", attaching it either to first name if she respects and gets along well with the person (i.e. Guru-ssi, Hiromi-ssi, Producer-ssi) or last name if she dislikes the person or is annoyed by them at the moment. Usually reserves this for Ritsuko, calling her "Akizuki-ssi". The others don't really know why Soumin chooses to continue using a Korean honorific even though there are plenty to choose from in Japan, but Producer eventually finds out that it's because she's a bit homesick, and continues using her native language and a Korean honorific to try and hold tight to her culture.

(http://i.imgur.com/s1quopW.jpg?1)

SOUMIN WHY IS THERE A STREAK OF ORANGE ON YOUR FACE.
I can't draw.
If you guys saw how my little sister drew, you would understand why I have such an inferiority complex about my art.
ALSO, ERI KITAMURA. HNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGG. (I'm sorry I'll shut up now.)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:38:06 am
Name: Seiko Aime
Age: 14
B-W-H: 72-50-71
Hobbies: Reading, Singing
Image Color: Gold
Aime is a dyslexic. She doesn't hide it, she doesn't try to get around it, she just lives with it. But Aime also has always had a passion for singing. She enjoys practicing her reading and has gotten decently good at it, but reading kanji is very difficult as it all just looks like jumbled lines to her, and when reading romaji she mixes up letters such as M, N, and W; B and D; and even C and U. Still, Aime has become amazing at learning lyrics by ear, and can now successfully memorize songs just by listening to them. It was when she mastered this skill that she decided to audition to become an idol at Dreamland Pro. She was accepted and eagerly began working to become better and better. After about a year of performing with Dreamland, Aime's talent was noticed and she was invited to the All-Stars.
Aime's dance stat is relatively high. She is able to keep up a dance routine for a long time and has a bit of a cutesy flair to her dancing.
Aime's visual stat is average. While she is cute, she's not particularly adorable, and her looks are very much average.
Aime's vocal stat is her highest stat aside from character, due to the effort she puts into practicing her singing. Her voice has a cute flair, but can also manage pretty songs. Her weakness lies in emotional songs or songs that require a layer of aggression.
Aime's character is completely maxed out. She's very much a “Do your best!” kind of girl, and it takes a lot to get her frustrated. She almost always has a smile on her face and is generally easy to manage. Even giving her hard lyrics won't get her down.
Best Match: Otsuka Ai
Rival: Haruka, in a role model kind of way. She sees Haruka as having great skill and yet the disadvantage of her clumsiness, which would work against her dancing. Nonetheless, Haruka is able to get out there and perform for the world. One day, Aime would like to perform alongside her.
Best Friend: Ruka, another one of the All-Stars and the youngest member. Aime likes to think of herself as a mentor of sorts to Ruka, and Ruka affectionately calls her “Senpai-chan”, which is kind of a double-honorific, but Ruka doesn't care.
Fun Fact: Aime is an avid otaku and loves watching anime. Her favorite genre is magical girl.

(http://i.imgur.com/ldHuWPY.jpg?1)

I can't draw hands. At all. I'm sorry.
But Aime's another idol I'm quite fond of. I was so torn on what voice to give her because her voice is pretty unique.
Also, I use "also" way too much. I get all my kanji from Google Translate, so they're probably wrong.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:42:11 am
Name: Kagakagari Hiromi
Age: 22
B-W-H: 90-57-86
Hobbies: Flying in planes, Diving
Image Color: Pastel Blue
Hiromi is the oldest of the All-Stars, but this hasn't stopped her from being quite a talented idol. Similar to Azusa in many respects, Hiromi had a very normal life growing up. She knew almost from the beginning that she wanted to do something that involved singing, and became an idol after she graduated high school with a small agency. At twenty, Hiromi transferred to 331 Pro, and two years later she was invited to join the All-Stars. Though she feared she wouldn't be popular anymore due to her age, she decided to take the offer.
Hiromi's dance stat is average. She isn't the greatest dancer out there, but she has decent stamina and is good at remembering and performing steps.
Hiromi's visual stat is slightly above average. She is still quite young even though she's the oldest, and maintains a somewhat youthful appearance while still having an adult's appeal.
Hiromi's vocal stat is high, due to her soft, floaty voice and skill at singing. She doesn't have the greatest voice out there, but she can carry a tune and has an impressive range.
Hiromi's character is average. She's quite scatterbrained and ditsy, but aside from that is very mature, easygoing, and easy to handle. She is also quite sweet and always looks after the others.
Best Match: Yuduki
Rival: Azusa, in a friendly sort of way. Hiromi likes Azusa's voice a lot, and is a big fan of her. They are both older women (older than most) who were willing to get out there and try to be an idol, and have similar tastes and personalities. Hiromi would like to perform alongside Azusa one day, maybe even all of Ryuuguu Komachi.
Best Friend: Neku, another one of the All-Stars, who Hiromi thinks is adorable. Hiromi tends to treat her like a real cat.
Fun Fact: Hiromi's favorite thing to do on one of her days off is to go out and get a few drinks. At the end of the story, she marries Kenchi's older brother Kyou.

(http://i.imgur.com/uGfwZMB.jpg?1)

Sorry about those derpy eyes, you guys. Also she's kinda tilted. Oh well.
Holy crap, there are twenty of these.

For those of you who don't know, Yuduki is an online singer best known for singing songs for Higurashi. My favorite song of hers is "Dear You". Truthfully, I don't know too much about her, but I loved "Dear You" and found out about its singer by looking up the song.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:46:44 am
Hang in there, you guys. I'm sorry! I know I'm clogging up the "recent posts", but we're almost halfway done!

Name: Tamatsuki Uane
Age: 18
B-W-H: 86-61-84
Hobbies: Singing, Braiding, Looking outside
Image Color: Silver
Uane grew up very close to her mother. Her father was abusive, but her mother loved him very much, and it wasn't until Uane was ten years old that they finally got a divorce. The long nights of fighting and yelling while Uane hid in her room made Uane very distant and forced her to mature far faster than she should have had to. Whenever her mother had been attacked, she came into Uane's room and said, “Uane, sing for me.” Uane sang for her mother often and developed a skill at singing while still young. As she grew up, she noticed that her mother was almost always sad. In order to make her happy, Uane decided to become an idol so she could sing for her all the time. She was accepted into 331 Pro on her first attempt. She was the first idol invited to join the All-Stars, and she accepted instantly. While Uane is cruel, unforgiving, and prone to doing anything to get her way, secretly she is just lonely and desperate to make her mother happy.
Uane's dance stat is relatively high, but not high enough to rival Hibiki, Makoto, or Natsu. She puts a lot of effort into her dance, however, and, like Yori, performs very to-the-letter.
Uane's visual stat is high. Despite her ever-present frown, her long, wavy grey hair and blue-silver eyes give her a beautiful appearance, though she can't rival the likes of Azusa or Takane.
Uane's vocal stat is very high due to all the years she's spent practicing, enough to rival even Chihaya, though not enough to surpass her. Her voice is a bit shaky, but also somehow smooth. Her range is impressive, allowing her to hit very high notes and very low notes.
Uane's character is the worst of the All-Stars, and maybe even the worst character of all time. She snaps at everyone, hates the world, and is quick to judge. However, perseverance and patience will allow someone to tap into her soft side. If this happens, while still acting cold and distant, Uane will show that she genuinely cares for the few friends she manages to make, including the producer. This doesn't make her any less difficult to put up with, though.
Best Match: Takarano Arika
Rival: All of 765 Pro
Best Friend: None. Uane has no friends.
Fun Fact: Uane is very self-conscious about her waist measurement (61), which really isn't that bad. Nonetheless, Uane frequently puts herself on diets to try and lose weight. It doesn't last long.

(http://i.imgur.com/WhOzj78.jpg?1)

Honestly, I'm quite displeased with the way Uane's sketch turned out. Oh well.

Arika Takarano is the name of the lead singer of ALI PROJECT.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:49:07 am
Name: Wakabayashi Koko
Age: 15
B-W-H: 73-51-71
Hobbies: Fishing, Hiking
Image Color: Coral
Koko is your average, everyday spaz. She always liked to sing and dance, and always participated in the talent shows at her school with a song and dance routine. When she realized that being an idol looked like a lot of fun, she decided to try it. Her talent was enough to get her into 331 Pro, and into the All-Stars a year later.
Koko's dance stat is average. She is good as dancing, but not great, and she can be a bit of a klutz sometimes.
Koko's visual stat is high, simply because she is cute. However, she is not the best-looking kid in the world, and her visual pales beside such people as Iori, Azusa, or Natsuki.
Koko's vocal stat is her highest stat, but not quite as high as Haruka or Ritsuko (who has a surprisingly high vocal stat). She is a talented singer, but not a breathtakingly perfect singer. Her voice can sound a bit strained at times, but besides that it's smooth and pretty.
Koko's character is one of the highest of the group. She's always bouncing about and excited about something. Some believe she is ADHD, but she's really just a happy person. While a bit difficult to keep under control, Koko is a fun and exciting person.
Best Match: I have to say Tomatsu Haruka even though she's “taken”, but the Tomatsu Haruka that sings as herself, not as Ai.
Rival: Yayoi, in a friendly sort of way. Koko and Yayoi both have the same level of energy and are almost always happy. Koko really enjoys Yayoi's company, and Yayoi sees Koko as more of a friend than a rival. Koko's biggest dream is to take Yayoi fishing with her one day.
Best Friend: Everyone is Koko's best friend.
Fun Fact: Koko was named after one of my cats. No joke. Ironic because said cat is fat and lazy. Koko is not.

(http://i.imgur.com/KDUPWdK.jpg?1)

Koko. You look horrible. Why.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:51:51 am
Koko's profile was my 100th post here. That makes me happy. I'M A MEMBER~.

Name: Osaka Guru
Age: 13
B-W-H: 73-55-70
Hobbies: Laughing, Swimming, Computer games
Image Color: Lime Green
Guru has always been quite an easily excited person, and is very goofy. She liked to sing and dance, but was never all that great. She had no plans to become an idol until her parents told her they thought she would look cute in the kinds of costumes idols wear. Guru started to think about it and realized she liked the idea. This led her to audition for Dreamland Pro. She was turned down at first because she lacked skill, but she put in a lot of work to improve and tried a second time. This time, it worked, and she remained a member of Dreamland Pro for two years until she was invited to join the All-Stars.
Guru's dance stat is high, due to her energy and love for dance above all else. She enjoys dancing and has gotten good at it over the years. Her style is very energetic and almost spastic, and she tends to add little embellishments like a flick of the wrist or a tiny little kick to the choreography at the last second when it's too late for anyone to correct her. This frustrates the staff, but the audience seems to enjoy it as a sort of quirk of hers.
Guru's visual stat is relatively high. She is seen as being adorable and having a pretty face that will surely become even prettier as she matures. She has freckles as well, which makes her stand out a bit as none of the other idols she knows of have freckles.
Guru's vocal stat is average at best. While she can carry a tune, her voice often shakes and sounds awkward. Still, she's good at using these traits to an advantage to entertain.
Guru's character is high, as she is almost always grinning and plotting something fun. She loves to laugh and sometimes laughs at her own jokes and jokes others would think are stupid. She's the kind of girl that would clap for that horribly off-tune guy at the karaoke joint just to make him feel better.
Best Match: Kato Emiri
Rival: Ami and Mami, in a friendly sort of way. Both of them have rather low vocal stats and enjoy goofing off and acting stupid more than actually working as idols. One day, Guru would like to just play video games with the twins.
Best Friend: Soumin, a fellow All-Star who shares her quirkiness.
Fun Fact: Guru likes to end her sentences with “ugu” for reasons unknown. Maybe it means something to her, and maybe she just likes the way it sounds. She also occasionally refers to herself in the third person.

(http://i.imgur.com/EznADAE.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: MetalPredat0r on February 17, 2014, 03:54:13 am
I'm loving these sketches and designs, Grace! I'm just wondering, since these easily don't look like attachments, how are you inserting photos into your message? I could really use this help for my fan project so I won't have to crop so dang much.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:55:38 am
Halfway there! I'm sorryyyyyyy!

Name: Numakura Mariko
Age: 16
B-W-H: 79-54-81
Hobbies: Sight-seeing, Camping, Stargazing
Image Color: Blue-green
Mariko admired idols ever since she was a little girl, and found herself really wanting to try to become one. But her love for the outdoors put her love for idols on hold while she explored the possibilities of being a park ranger or something like that. Around her last year of middle school, she started thinking about idols again, and during her first year of high school she met Hatake Emi, her best friend. Emi also greatly admired idols, and the two sang for each other frequently. They decided to audition for 331 Pro together and both got in. While Mariko had natural talent, Emi lagged behind a bit. Mariko was invited to join the All-Stars and did so only after Emi assured her that she didn't mind. The two still talk frequently and enjoy going on walks together.
Mariko's dance stat is average. She is able to make it through a routine, but her stamina makes it that multiple routines in a row exhaust her. Her dance is a bit shaky, but her movements are fluid overall.
Mariko's visual stat is slightly above average. She has an attractive face, but nothing that really stands out about her.
Mariko's vocal stat is one of the highest in the game. Her voice is smooth and fluid, and she has a tendency to “swoop” very frequently. You could call it a vocal quirk.
Mariko's character is high. She is a friendly, outgoing, mature girl, who knows when it's time to shut up and focus and when it's time to smile and act like a loser. She's a kind-hearted girl who's relatively easy to manage, but can get easily discouraged.
Best Match: Tanaka Rie, when singing in her Neptune voice.
Rival: Haruka, in a friendly sort of way. Mariko likes Haruka's optimism and friendliness, and is a fan of her voice. One day, Mariko would like to perform with Haruka.
Best Friend: Emi, a member of 331 Pro and one of Mariko's senpais in school. The two of them compliment each other well and get along great.
Fun Fact: Mariko is secretly very self-conscious of her small figure, but she doesn't express it often.

(http://i.imgur.com/HIITovm.jpg?1)

Mariko was drawn in the iM@S style moreso than the others, with the same type of eyes that the original characters have and a hairstyle reminiscent of Haruka-meets-Yayoi-meets-Yukiho.
Also, the words on her shirt read "livelifelove".
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 03:59:03 am
I'm loving these sketches and designs, Grace! I'm just wondering, since these easily don't look like attachments, how are you inserting photos into your message? I could really use this help for my fan project so I won't have to crop so dang much.

Thank you so much! :D Honestly, I was really nervous about posting things I've drawn here because of my slight art inferiority complex (MY LITTLE SISTER IS AN ART GODDESS OK). ^^"

I used imgur.com. You can crop and resize after uploading your image there, and just copy-paste the BBC link into your post where you want the image to be. :3
And it's free, and you don't need an account! So it's pretty win-win, and the system seems to be taking it just fine. :)
Also I love your sketches too.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: MetalPredat0r on February 17, 2014, 04:02:17 am
Imgur.... I should try that out next time. Thanks!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:03:14 am
About seven more, I think. We're nearly through!

Name: Nandaka Chiharu
Age: 17
B-W-H: 83-56-79
Hobbies: Eating, Foosball
Image Color: Lilac
Nandaka was always enthralled by exotic cultures from places like Africa and South America. She adopted an almost tribal style and was so excited by her new style that she decided to show herself off to the world. Her mom and her step-dad and step-sisters thought she had a nice voice, and upon learning she wanted to show off to the world, they suggested she become an idol. Chiharu readily accepted and tried out for Dreamland Pro. She got in, and a year later was invited to join the newly-formed All-Stars.
Chiharu's dance stat is high. She likes trying to add her own little tribal twist to her dance routines, but is usually shot down before she can do much with it. She does best with dances that have lots of complicated movements, as Chiharu is very fluid in her movements. Her stamina is also quite impressive.
Chiharu's visual stat is average. While she has a pretty face, her face is also littered with piercings including one above each of her eyebrows and three on each ear. These piercings detract slightly from her overall beauty, not to mention the face paint she's always wearing.
Chiharu's vocal stat is decently high. Her voice is smooth and pretty, though not the best of the group.
Chiharu's character is decently high. She's confident and self-assured, but this sometimes comes across as arrogant. While she sounds awfully happy, she's actually quite crazy and a bit hard to handle.
Best Match: Saito Chiwa
Rival: Hibiki, in a friendly kind of way. Both of them are somewhat exotic—Hibiki being from Okinawa and Chiharu being Chiharu—and Chiharu likes Hibiki's spunk. One day, she'd like to compete against Hibiki in some sort of crazy, outrageous event, like a hula-hooping-shooting-hoops-singing-foreign-national-anthems contest.
Best Friend: Miageteru, or Mia, a member of Dreamland Pro. Mia is the calm to Chiharu's crazy.
Fun Fact: Chiharu paints a different pattern on her face every day.

(http://i.imgur.com/GdIcq39.jpg?1)

Well. I can't draw tribal clothing.
I apologize for all my art ranting. You guys probably don't even care, haha~.
But other than that, I'm quite pleased with Chiharu. She was cooperative when I was drawing her.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:04:03 am
Imgur.... I should try that out next time. Thanks!

No problem, glad I could help~. I thought I'd have to attach too, so it's good to have something else to use.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:08:02 am
Name: Kumamiru Benima
Age: 18
B-W-H: 94-56-69
Hobbies: Reading, Working
Image Color: Auburn
Benima grew up listening to her mother play songs sung by Kotori back when she was still an idol. The young Benima fell in love with Kotori's voice and really enjoyed listening to her sing. When she became old enough, she wanted to join the same agency as her hero—but she learned that Kotori had retired and was no longer performing. Near heartbroken, Benima decided that she would join a different agency instead and compete against Kotori. She ended up going with Dreamland Pro and worked as an idol there until she was invited to join the All-Stars a year later. She still seeks to get Kotori back on stage one day, but has become a bit bitter due to her broken pedestal.
Benima's dance stat is one of the best in the game, enough to rival Makoto and Hibiki, and Natsu among the girls of her group. Her movements are fluid and smooth, and her stamina is impeccable. She has good balance and can memorize things easily. Her problem lies in her simple reluctance to listen to instruction. Sometimes she learns the wrong moves or simply ignores what she's being taught.
Benima's visual stat is average. She is a girl of simple beauty, with nothing that really catches the eyes, but a lovely appearance nonetheless.
Benima's vocal stat is average. She has talent at singing, but nothing that can rival any of the incredibly phenomenal singers in the idol world. While her voice is pretty, her vocals aren't the best, and she finds herself needing to put in work to keep improving.
Benima's character is very low. Because of her bitterness towards Kotori and her desire to make the woman perform by somehow becoming so good that Kotori CAN'T turn her down, she puts all her effort into improving on her skills and zero effort into making friends. Benima is very no-nonsense and a bit hard to handle.
Best Match: Inoue Marina
Rival: Kotori, in an aggressive sort of way. Because Benima was a fan of Kotori growing up, she is angry that Kotori is no longer an idol. One day, she wants to force Kotori back onto the stage somehow.
Best Friend: None. Benima has no friends.
Fun Fact: Benima hates being called anything other than her name, so much so that she completely avoids Ruka at all costs, who calls her “Kuma-chan” (from her family name, Kumamiru, and also because Benima reminds Ruka of a bear for some reason.).

(http://i.imgur.com/kjiEPSS.jpg?1)

I actually like Benima's sketch. I think it's one of my favorites. Except the coloring is a little weird and uneven, I should stop using colored pencils.
Her, and the twins, who are coming at the end. Oh, and Natsuki.

I wrote up all these on Microsoft Word, haha~.
Kotori needs more love. Her voice is fabulous. Thus, Benima's backstory.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:10:55 am
Name: Ichibyou Ruka
Age: 11
B-W-H: 60-49-62
Hobbies: Skipping rocks, Puzzles
Image Color: Pale Yellow
Ruka's mother was an idol in her youth who failed to gain much fame, having only a handful of fans. Ruka grew up listening to the sound of her mother's voice, and promised her that she was going to become an idol one day to carry on her mother's legacy. Ruka's biggest dream is to one day gain fame and invite her mother onto stage with her. In a strange twist, she's the opposite of a girl like Ai—while Ai lived in her famous mother's shadow, Ruka wants to become famous and then use that fame to make her mother famous as well. It took three tries for her to get into Dreamland Pro—at first, she didn't have enough skills at dance; the second time, her voice just wasn't any good; and the third time, her hard work paid off and she was invited in. This only served to fuel her resolve, and Ruka made leaps and bounds of progress on her skill—enough to be recognized and invited to the All-Stars. Taking it as a chance to become famous, Ruka accepted.
Ruka's dance stat is above average. Because she put in a lot of work to improve her dancing after her first rejection, she is now able to properly and efficiently perform choreography, though her movements sometimes make her voice shake and she stumbles quite often, sometimes falling a bit behind. Still, she has decent stamina and her dances look good.
Ruka's visual stat is average, due to her cute appearance but her lack of stand-out-ish qualities. Her appearance is often described as very normal; but she is only eleven, after all. The creator of the All-Stars feels that one day, as she matures, Ruka will become quite beautiful.
Ruka's vocal stat is slightly above average, due to all the time she put into getting better over the past year or two. Her voice sometimes gets lost in the voices of her fellow All-Stars, and she finds herself having trouble singing while dancing. Still, her vocals are cute, and she has potential.
Ruka's character is average. She has a tendency to pout for hours at a time and can be a bit spoiled do to her mother's doting back at home. The fact that she's an only child doesn't really help that. But Ruka is easily persuaded by people she likes like the producer. While she can be difficult, overall Ruka is a happy-go-lucky, sweet little girl.
Best Match: Iguchi Yuka, in her Araragi Tsukihi voice.
Rival: Chihaya, in a role model sort of way. Ruka greatly admires and adores Chihaya's voice, and wishes to one day receive singing lessons from her.
Best Friend: Aime, another All-Star, who she sees as a “senpai” figure.
Fun Fact: Ruka speaks in the third person, much like the twins, and also gives everyone in the All-Stars a nickname, much like the twins:
Benima: Kuma-chan (from her family name, “Kumamiru”, and because Benima reminds Ruka of a bear)
Soumin: Gaijin-chan (“Foreigner-chan”)
Chiharu: Nana-chan (from her family name, “Nandaka”. Ruka thought it was too boring and called her “Nanadaka” instead. This shortened to “Nana-chan”.)
Natsu: Otokonna-chan (due to Natsu's tomboy nature; basically “Man-woman-chan”.)
Nami: Onna-chan (due to her being at least ten times more feminine than Natsu; basically “Little Woman”.)
Fuyu: Onee-chan
Aime: Senpai-chan
Kenchi: Kowai-kun (“Scary-kun”)
Uane: Hidoi-chan (“Cruel-chan”)
Natsuki: Kiki-chan (from her name, Kikuchi Natsuki.)
Yori: Taidana-chan (“Lazy-chan”)
Neku: Neko-chan (basically “Kitty”)
Hiromi: Hironee-chan (basically “Big Sis Hiro”)
Byakura: Nezumi-chan (“Mouse-chan”)
Haru: Boushi-chan (“Hat-chan”, due to Haru never removing her hat.)
Mariko: Shizen-chan (“Nature-chan”)
Koko: Wakakabashi-chan (when Koko first introduced herself to Ruka, she messed up her own name and called herself “Wakakabashi Koko”. The name stuck.)
Enra: Kooru-chan (“Frozen-chan”)
Guru: Orokana-chan (“Silly-chan”)

(http://i.imgur.com/7YIKfkw.jpg?1)

Lol Google Translate sucks. So some of these nicknames are wrong. I guarantee it.

Is it just me, or does Ruka's design kinda remind you of a Jigglypuff...?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:14:41 am
Five more! Almost done! FORGIVE MEEEEEEE.

Name: Atsui Neku
Age: 13
B-W-H: 72-52-72
Hobbies: Playing with animals, Playing the harp
Image Color: Tan
Neku used to work as a volunteer at her local animal shelter. While she was there, she met a woman who loved to sing. Neku really adored this woman's voice and the woman herself, calling her “Onee-san” and listening to her sing whenever she had some time off. Neku learned that the woman had always wanted to be an idol, but had gotten an injury in her left foot that prevented her from doing rough movements. The fact that she couldn't dance meant she couldn't be an idol, and she had decided to continue work at the shelter instead of pursue a career as a simple singer. This news saddened Neku, who decided that she would become an idol to carry on that woman's dream for her. The woman promised to support Neku no matter what and sounded very grateful that the girl was willing to work at becoming an idol just for her, even if it meant Neku had to give up seeing her favorite animals. Neku worked hard and was able to join 331 Pro. About a year after her official debut, seeing that she was talented and had been steadily improving, Neku was invited to join the All-Stars. She readily accepted, sensing it as a chance to take the dream she bore even higher.
Neku's dance stat is average. She is a smooth dancer with lots of energy, but she has problems with choreography and needs to go over things a multitude of times before she has it perfect.
Neku's visual stat is average. She is a cute girl, but nothing really stands out about her. Still, Neku has a friendly, charming face.
Neku's vocal stat is slightly below average. While her voice is good and cute, she lacks talent in the more technical aspects of singing such as good diction and hitting more difficult notes square-on.
Neku's character is slightly above average. She has determination and a friendly attitude, but sometimes finds herself in a state of near-depression when she thinks she isn't accomplishing anything or she misses her time at the shelter.
Best Match: Omoto Ayano
Rival: Yayoi, in a friendly sort of way. She has lots of fun whenever she has a chance to goof off with Yayoi and truly enjoys her company. One day, she wants to take Yayoi to a zoo.
Best Friend: Hiromi, another All-Star who is like a big sister to Neku.
Fun Fact: Neku likes to end her sentences with “nyan”.

(http://i.imgur.com/zpTykCH.jpg?1)

Why, yes. That is supposed to be a cat on her shirt. I cannot draw animals.
Or hands.
But overall, I like how Neku turned out.

Ayano Omoto is the name of one of the members of Perfume, for those who don't know, but want to.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:20:53 am
Name: Kikuchi Natsuki
Age: 15
B-W-H: 92-55-78
Hobbies: Teasing her brother, Movies, Sneaking to parties
Image Color: Magenta
Natsuki is a distant cousin of Makoto's. The two have only heard stories of the other and don't really remember each other...until Natsuki sees Makoto performing on TV. Suddenly, images of her cousin are popping up everywhere, and Natsuki is so thrilled at the idea of having a famous family member that she decides to go meet her. But a small piece of her says that to approach a famous person and suddenly make yourself known is a bad idea. Thus, to catch Makoto's attention, Natsuki decides to try becoming an idol too. She is accepted into Dreamland Pro and at the peak of her career is invited into the all-Stars. Excitedly, Natsuki accepts. At the beginning of the story, she has just finally decided to approach her cousin, and the two end up getting along. Natsuki is infatuated with Makoto and is constantly thinking of new ways to impress her. The feeling is quite one-sided—Natsuki was told that Makoto is just a bit jealous of her girliness and femininity.
Natsuki's dance stat is high, simply because she wants to be like her cousin. While her dance skills don't match Natsu's, Hibiki's, or Makoto's, she works hard and is constantly improving. Her dance style tends to be very upbeat.
Natsuki's visual stat is the highest of all the All-Stars and may even be on par with Miki's. She has a cute face, but manages to be almost beautiful at the same time. Her bust doesn't help (or maybe it does...?).
Natsuki's vocal stat is also quite high, making her among the most talented of the All-Stars, though it is not as high as Uane or Chihaya. She has a good range, though sometimes notes sound awkward and shaky.
Natsuki's character is very high, though not as high as Yayoi, Haruka, or Aime. She's almost always smiling and is a bit ditsy, but nonetheless a fun person to be around.
Best Match: Norano Neko
Rival: Miki, in a friendly way. Both of them are like the visual queens of their respective agencies/groups. Natsuki thinks Miki is very cute and pretty, and as the two are both pretty much your average teenage girl, they get along well. One day, Natsuki wants to go shopping at the mall with Miki. Natsuki is also rivals with her cousin, Makoto, to an extent. She wants to prove to Makoto that she can be a talented idol and one day wants to perform with her.
Best Friend: Makoto
Fun Fact: The reasoning behind making Natsuki Makoto's cousin is that she originated in a roleplay with a friend of mine when she was invented to be Makoto's...daughter. Um, so, yeah, no. But I really loved Natsuki as a character and the relationship she had with Makoto, so...she became her cousin. And that's totally logical, right? Unless both of Makoto's parents were only children or their siblings never had kids. Which is actually highly likely. ...huh.

(http://i.imgur.com/PqkB57v.jpg?1)

That fun fact is not a joke.
Did any of you read about that weird dream I had where I was Makoto and I was married to my friend's OC Cody? Well, my friend and I were REALLY REALLY bored and roleplayed that once. Apparently they ended up with teenaged children despite remaining 17 themselves. Don't ask m to explain that.
Obviously, Makoto doesn't have a daughter. Next best thing was cousin, because it's pretty obvious she's an only child, so no sister.
I didn't like the idea of "long lost cousins", but since in-universe Makoto never mentions a cousin, I toyed with the idea a bit.
I have cousins my parents talk about sometimes, but I don't ever remember them until something about them comes up in conversation.
So. There's your explanation. I tried to avoid toying with canon as much as possible while still maintaining the relationship the two had.

That was long.

But anyhow, I'm quite pleased with Natsuki's design. She's one of my favorites. What about you guys?

Also! Neko Norano is the voice of Touhou Project's Alice Margatroid.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:27:01 am
Name: Tsukikira Yori
Age: 16
B-W-H: 81-53-83
Hobbies: Writing, Going online, Collecting keychains
Image Color: Navy Blue
Yori honestly did not want to be an idol. She was quite content sitting in her home doing jig-saw puzzles and surfing the web. But a couple of meddling friends of hers thought she had a lovely voice, and submitted a resume for her to 331 Pro. The president liked Yori and asked for her to come by and audition. Yori did not want to, but the pushing of her friends and her beloved little sister Manami made her finally cave and show up. She was accepted into the agency, but even then, Yori put minimal effort into improving. Apparently, her natural skill was enough to get her into the All-Stars, because she was invited to join up.
Yori's dance stat is her lowest stat. While she can easily perform dances if she has choreography and learns rather quickly, her stamina is very lacking and hard dances make her tired easily. Her style is very to-the-letter, and she doesn't tend to defect from the choreography.
Yori's visual stat is very much average if not slightly below average. While she is decently attractive to look at, she doesn't have any particularly impressive traits that make her stand out and doesn't put effort into making herself look good. Her smiles onstage are mostly fake.
Yori's vocal stat is her highest stat and the only reason she is still an idol. She received formal voice training from an esteemed music teacher and thus has good diction and other technical aspects of singing. Her voice is naturally good, but not good enough to rival Uane or Chihaya. She doesn't tend to put much effort into anything, but is big on capturing the correct emotion of the song. Cute songs are awkward for her, however.
Yori's character is among the worst of the idols, but that's only because she's lazy. She is quick to jump to the defense of the weaker man, and is very easygoing. If you can get Yori motivated, she is easy to handle, but the hard part is making her care about anything.
Best Match: Me. Just kidding. Uemura Kana.
Rival: None. Yori doesn't care enough to have a rival.
Best Friend: Manami, her younger sister.
Fun Fact: Yori was actually created based off of myself. She was given my voice, and a part of my personality. The really apathetic, lazy part that wants to just lie around in bed all day. She doesn't look like me, though. And I promise she's not an annoying Mary Sue character that's just perfect without having to do anything.

(http://i.imgur.com/2UzrTWB.jpg?1)

You know that sister I keep mentioning who's better than me at everything? XD That's "Manami". She'll be showing up to get Yori motivated sometimes.

I want to own Yori's upside-down stick-person shirt.
Lol Yori your hand is such a derp.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:31:49 am
Last two! After the twins, I'll post a quick summary of each of the new agencies involved and of the All-Stars, and a super-quick bio of the Producer, who will remain nameless.

Name: Sakibara Nami
Age: 16
B-W-H: 65-50-66
Hobbies: Art, Literature, Daydreaming
Image Color: Brown
Nami is the feminine counterpart to her tomboy twin sister Natsu. She is the younger twin, but is more mature than her sister and is the one who introduced Natsu to the idol world. Nami admired the girls who could go up on stage and sing and dance to their hearts' content, and so when Natsu suggested that they try to become idols themselves, Nami readily agreed. They auditioned for Dreamland Pro together and were accepted. They were invited to join the All-Stars about a year later.
Nami's dance stat is slightly above average, due to the training she receives from Natsu, who is a dance master. Her natural skill at dancing is decent, though she tends to forget steps easily and has to repeat them multiple times to get them memorized. Her dance style is very flowing and graceful, if not just a bit bouncy. (Don't take that the wrong way.)
Nami's visual stat is her highest stat. She has a pretty face and a very small waist that makes for a decent figure even if her bust and hips are small.
Nami's vocal stat is high, due to her soft, almost breathless sound. Her voice has the power needed to hit notes well and make herself heard, but still soft and pretty. She also has a good vocal range. Still, her voice pales in comparison to such singers as Uane, Takane, and Chihaya.
Nami's character is average. While having Natsu around usually keeps her spirits high, when separated from Natsu even for a short time she is prone to loud outbursts of sobs and is quite jittery and nervous. While a bit tough to handle, Nami is sweet and friendly, and if kept around Natsu, she is easy to get along with.
Best Match: Yanagi Nagi. Except maybe a bit younger-sounding.
Rival: Yukiho, in a friendly way. Nami admires the courage Yukiho displays in performing despite her low confidence. One day, she'd like to read some of Yukiho's poetry.
Best Friend: Natsu, her twin sister.
Fun Fact: Nami is a huge fan of Project Jupiter just because she thinks they're hot. She's actually very into boys and is often found squealing over the latest attractive boy celebrity. Also, she only performs idol work with Natsu, as opposed to Ami and Mami who are still able to be separated. Nami and Natsu operate as a single unit.

(http://i.imgur.com/SWI4YqP.jpg?1)

Lol what is your hand?
I really do like the twins, though.

Here's a great example of what I was talking about before, about the idols' stats not matching my opinion of their chosen voice actress. I ADORE Nagi Yanagi. You have NO IDEA. I am the biggest fan of her voice. But Nami's vocal stat is not as high as I think Nagi Yanagi's would be (OVER 9000), so she was given a lower vocal stat.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:35:52 am
Name: Sakibara Natsu
Age: 16
B-W-H: 69-52-72
Hobbies: Sports, Listening to music, Playing guitar
Image Color: Brown
Natsu is a tomboy through-and-through. She enjoys sports, playing guitar, and being with her sister...oh, and singing. While most of Natsu's thoughts go towards how she'll make the next big play in soccer, she was introduced to the idol culture by Nami and ended up liking what she saw. And while Natsu is more interested in rock bands than going on dates, secretly she's a true romantic and would like to fall in love one day. In order to make herself more well-known and make herself appear more appealing, she decided to try to become an idol with Nami. The pair was accepted by Dreamland Pro, and about a year later were invited into the All-Stars.
Natsu's dance stat is the highest of all the All-Stars. Her stamina is near-unmatched, and she is able to quickly make difficult movements. Her dance style is very sharp and punctual.
Natsu's visual stat is average. She looks rather masculine, but also has a very pretty, feminine face like her twin sister. Her appearance thus remains somewhat in-the-middle.
Natsu's vocal stat is relatively high, but nowhere near maxed out. She has a good range, though high notes sometimes sound awkward. Still, she is able to hit notes easily and her voice is thick and smooth.
Natsu's character is decently high, hindered only by her hot temper. While her temper is very active, she is also very determined and outgoing, and her friendliness is almost contagious.
Best Match: Kobayashi Yuu.
Rival: Makoto, in a...complicated sort of way. When Natsu first saw Makoto, she, like many others, thought Makoto was a boy. This led to Natsu almost instantly falling in love. She was crushed when she first met Makoto and learned that she was, in fact, a girl, which led to her instantly desiring revenge. However, the two are quite similar and end up getting along quite well, which causes Natsu's crush to show signs again. One day, Natsu would like to viciously crush Makoto in a festival...then take her out to eat afterwards to make up for it.
Best Friend: Nami, her twin sister.
Fun Fact: Natsu secretly really enjoys wearing Cute & Girly outfits, though she'd never tell anyone that. Also, she only performs idol work with Nami, as opposed to Ami and Mami who are still able to be separated. Natsu and Nami operate as a single unit.

(http://i.imgur.com/DRBx19A.jpg?1)

Natsu's feelings towards Makoto parallel my own. I love you so much. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BE A GIRL. GOSH DARN IT STOP MAKING ME LOOK WEIRD. ;A;

I really love Natsu and Nami's design's though.

That wraps up the profiles! Now onto the quick agency bios and a quick layout on the Producer. Who were your favorites, if you had any? :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:39:14 am
I AIN'T LEAVING 'TIL I'M DONE. AGENCY BIOS, GO!!
All in one post this time, though, so not as long!

Agency Name: Dreamland Pro
Members: Yamada Fuyu, Dayo Enra, Seiko Aime, Osaka Guru, Ichibyou Ruka, Mei Soumin, Kumamiru Benima, Sakibara Nami and Natsu, Nandaka Chiharu, and Kikuchi Natsuki
President: Himura Usagi
Been around for: About three years, though its past year has bred the most successful idols.
Dreamland Pro, or DP as it is sometimes called, was the birthplace of about half the current group of All-Stars. It is a relatively new agency that exists not to promote competition, but to raise a successful and talented group of young idols. Its president, Usagi, is very protective over her idols, and when they are threatened by an enemy agency will usually attempt a diplomatic and peaceful approach. If this doesn't work, Usagi is known to take almost any path necessary to ensure that her idols are sheltered from the cruelty of the world. Due to this, most of the DP idols think of her more like a mother than a president, and Ruka even calls her “Oka-chan”. There is only one producer, a female producer named Hoshikawa Suki. Suki gets along well with all the idols and was more than happy to see many of them get invited to join the All-Stars. All-in-all, Dreamland Pro is quite an easygoing agency that raised its idols to be more into following their personal dreams than crushing the competition and becoming a top idol. Usagi's motto is, “If my idols are happy, that's all that matters.”

Agency Name: 331 Pro (I'm not positive how this would be pronounced, so if anyone can help, it's greatly appreciated.)
Members: Odorou Byakura, Kagakagari Hiromi, Tamatsuki Uane, Atsui Neku, Miyakawa Haru, Wakabayashi Koko, Numakura Mariko, Tsukikira Yori, and Nakamura Kentaro/“Kenchi”
President: Akasaka Nao
Been around for: About three years, though until these last two years, no one really knew about it.
331 Pro is the equivalent of 961 Pro in this story. They were the ones that would lie, cheat, bribe, and gossip their way to the top, through whatever means necessary. Most of the girls knew this, but willingly stayed with the agency because their president, Nao, made it sound like they would have nowhere else to go if they quit. Uane was Nao's favorite idol—and that was made very clear—because Uane was perfectly willing to go along with any of Nao's evil plots. They usually targeted small agencies and thus didn't get involved with 961 or 765, or even 876, choosing instead to take down puny, baby agencies that were just starting out. They butted heads with Dreamland Pro a few times, but Usagi made sure Nao's plans didn't hinder her idols too much. They have no producers, instead relying on Nao herself and, to a lesser extent, the “agency leader” Uane, to get jobs and opportunities for the idols. However, many of the idols in 331 were, in fact, very talented, and thus were invited to join the All-Stars. Nao's motto is, “If you can't stand the heat, you never should have existed in the first place.”

Agency Name: All-Stars
Members: Everyone I've previously mentioned
President: Grace *last name is not disclosed*
Though not technically an agency, the All-Stars is, instead, a group of the most talented new idols from the agencies 331 Pro and Dreamland Pro, created as a sort of rival team to the talented and popular agencies 961 Pro, 876 Pro, and, especially, 765 Pro. The creator of the group, a woman known only as Grace, rarely makes appearances in the studio where they work, instead simply sending the producer to tend to the idols. Grace's goal in creating the All-Stars was to assemble a group she thought was talented and fun to watch, and then let them take off and fulfill their dreams. She wishes to create a group of top idols. The group has only one male producer, but a few of the more mature idols will occasionally lend him a hand in keeping everything under control, or even just giving him tea when he is too stressed out to continue. While what he could really use is Grace's help, she doesn't really do much, and instead laughs at him from a comfy chair in her office. Grace's motto is, “This is my motto!”
(Yes, I AM in fact Grace. Thank you for noticing. SELF-INSERTS. TWO OF THEM COUNTING YORI. WELCOME TO MY WRITING STYLE.)

Producer bio-thingy-thing:
Name: Unknown. Everyone calls him “Producer” or some variation.
Age: Around 21.
Affiliation: The sole producer of the All-Stars group.
Just like in the original games, the producer in this story remains nameless. The story is written in a first-person narrative in situations the Producer is involved in. The Producer's actions are decided by the reader's choice, but he is usually a hard-working, mature man, if not somewhat of a pervert at times.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: MetalPredat0r on February 17, 2014, 04:43:19 am
Enra, Benima, Neku, and Chiharu are ending up becoming good favorites of mine. Yori sounds like one you'll have a LOT of fun writing for.

And I swear the moment you mentioned Ruka resembling Jigglypuff, I had "Ruka: The Dragon Slayer" pop into my head!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 04:47:36 am
Enra, Benima, Neku, and Chiharu are ending up becoming good favorites of mine. Yori sounds like one you'll have a LOT of fun writing for.

And I swear the moment you mentioned Ruka resembling Jigglypuff, I had "Ruka: The Dragon Slayer" pop into my head!

Thank you~, I'm actually quite fond of Enra in particular too~.
Yori will be fun. And easy. Because she's like what happens if you combined me and Miki and then dumped a whole bucket of Apathy into the mix, and then baked for thirty minutes on high. :3

That would probably be hilarious if I played more Pokemon and thus knew what that meant. *shot*
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 18, 2014, 04:55:30 am
I've written a quick prologue that will remain as part of the story no matter how it ends up being written, and also a quick sample of how communications will be written based around the producer's first meeting with Fuyu that will probably be edited or deleted completely depending on how I end up writing this. If anyone is interested, let me know, and I'll try to get it up somewhere so you can take a look. :)

Remember, I'm still looking for ideas on how it should be written: twenty separate books? One big, long book with all the girls? Write only as a handful of characters, like, who everyone likes best? Any feedback is appreciated! So far I have on vote for twenty separate books. I'm thinking I'll go with that.

Thank you very much to everyone who has been supporting this project thus far! You guys are the best. :3
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 18, 2014, 11:25:18 am
Name: Dayo Enra
Age: 18
B-W-H: 102-62-87
Hobbies: Kendo, Karate, Studying shinobi
Image Color: Slate
Enra's family owns a shrine up in the mountains. Her mother was adept at traditional Japanese dance and attempted to pass this knowledge on to her daughter. However, Enra always longed for a more risky and exciting lifestyle. While a piece of her enjoyed dancing, she couldn't stand the thought of doing something so “boring” for her whole life. She started out just taking kendo classes in town, joining the karate club in school, and practicing singing in her spare time, but eventually the prospect of being an idol came to mind. She loved the idea of being able to put herself out there in the world and enjoy life to the fullest without giving up dance completely, and thus attempted to join a tiny little agency that was just starting out. When she felt she had learned all from that experience that she could, she quit and pursued a position in a bigger agency—Dreamland Pro. Her first attempt, she was rejected; the president felt she was a bit too antisocial and was holding back too much. So Enra put in more practice and tried again. Her second audition was successful, and after about three years of performing with Dreamland Pro, she was invited to join the All-Stars.
Enra's dance stat is quite high due to her previous formal training...but her large bust often gets in the way of more “hoppy” dances. It very much depends on the type of dance she is doing, but no matter what, her movements are always clean and flow easily.
Enra's visual stat is her highest stat due to her figure and her pretty face. However, she has a couple of scars (likely from one of her risk-taking adventures) that detract from her beauty, and she never smiles. This doesn't stop her from having one of the highest visual stats of the group.
Enra's vocals are her lowest stat (besides character). While her voice is good, it is not great, and she knows that she still has a lot of training to do before she can be the best.
Enra's character is quite low. She's very antisocial and has a hard time interacting with her fans, which can be problematic. However, she doesn't lose tension easily and is quite dedicated to her work. The problem arises when you try to get her to cooperate with other idols—she is very much a lone wolf, and prefers to keep it that way. In addition, Enra is a fan of dangerous stunts and often attempts things that could get her in trouble or end her career. It's up to the producer of the All-Stars and the other members to keep Enra from getting herself fired.
Best Match: Shimizu Kaori
Rival: Takane, in an aggressive way. Enra is secretly jealous of Takane's high vocal skill and aims to overthrow the Silver Queen by beating her in terms of visual appeal. This still proves to be a difficult task, as, well...Takane is gorgeous, you've gotta admit.
Best Friend: Enra doesn't have any friends.
Fun Fact: She speaks using very formal language like Takane, as she was raised to be constantly polite. She also collects knives. A strange hobby, but nonetheless one she enjoys.

(http://i.imgur.com/DZHVvLD.jpg?2)

IMPORTANT!:
The idols' vocal stats and my little commentary (is that the right word?) DOES NOT necessarily reflect my personal views of how the singers themselves sing! Remember, I voice my own characters, and these singers just happen to suit the character's voice best. My little commentary is simply stating how the idol herself (or himself) sings, not how the voice actress/singer sings. Does that make sense?
That was mostly for you, liza94. :3 I know how much you love Kaori Shimizu.

I should have colored Enra's scar differently, but...meh...
Also, the "CREATE" emblem is one of those random images I mentioned earlier.

I have just one word: SIGNUM-SAMA!

I get it, I get it! It's just like Rival Auditions in SP, when Chihaya is on the second place and Miki is on the first one. Such a thing usually impossible, but explanation is simple - Kuroi bribed everyone! And don't forget about the episode 26, where Chihaya was scored 72 in the karaoke! Kuroi has a very beautiful voice himself, so Chihaya and Enra are primary rivals to him! ;)

I'm glad I'm not only one who thinks Chihaya-Master and Takane have similar voices.

Name: Odorou Byakura
Age: 16
B-W-H: 70-52-75
Hobbies: Ice-skating, Walking and picnic-ing, Baking
Image Color: Ice Blue
Byakura has always been very shy and reserved, and was often bullied in school because of her slight weirdness. While Byakura tried not to be bothered, she usually cried herself to sleep that night. It was around high school when she realized that she really enjoyed singing and dancing, and began putting work into improving. Her parents and little brother enjoyed hearing her sing, and her mother submitted her resume to 331 Pro without her knowing, much like what Yukiho's friend did for her. Byakura was shocked, but decided to go ahead and give it a try. She was accepted into the agency and invited to join the All-Stars about a year later.
Byakura's dance stat is very low. She is not athletic and her stamina is quite weak, but her movements are graceful. She must put in a lot of work to improve at her dance.
Byakura's visual stat is decently high, due to her gentle, pretty face. While she is said to be quite beautiful, she is also very reserved and thus tends to hide her face behind long bangs.
Byakura's vocal stat is her highest stat due to her soft, lilting vocals. However, she's very quiet and needs to put more effort into making herself heard before she can become a true vocal master.
Byakura's character is average. She truly enjoys singing and wants to continue it no matter what, but she is easily discouraged and cries quite a lot. Uane doesn't help.
Best Match: I want to say Hanazawa Kana, but she's kinda “taken”. The next best match is Horie Yui.
Rival: Chihaya, in a role model kind of way. Byakura greatly admires Chihaya and would love to one day perform alongside her. She aims to reach Chihaya's level of skill. Also, to a lesser extent, Yukiho. They have similar personalities and thus get along very well. Byakura would one day like to perform alongside her.

HORRAY! IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED! AN IDOL WHO IS THE FAN LIKE ME!  ::) AND WHO IS WOICED BY YUI HORIE! 8)

By the way, could you draw Byakura without her long bangs? I'm sure she would be beautiful.

Name: Miyakawa Haru
Age: 17
B-W-H: 89-58-90
Hobbies: Journalism, Hop-scotch
Image Color: Jade Green
Haru is a bit of a tomboy and enjoys writing above all else. Before becoming an idol, she worked as a “paper boy”, to earn money delivering newspapers and maybe get a bit of experience for her ultimate dream of being a newspaper reporter while she was at it. She is rather popular at her school for her fun and mature personality, her masculine-sounding voice, and her appearance. However, Haru always really enjoyed singing, and wished one day to be able to have a cute voice like the idols she saw on TV. Her real dream was sidetracked when she decided to become an idol herself, thinking the experience would help her with her short-term goal of having a cute voice. Her appeal caught the eye of the creator of the All-Stars group, who asked her to join up. Haru accepted, though one day she hopes to retire and write for the local newspaper.
Haru's dance stat is very average, as she doesn't tend to put much effort into her dance, but she is athletic and good at learning the choreography. Her dance style tends to be a bit lagging, and she sometimes falls behind.
Haru's visual stat is slightly above average, but not incredibly high. She has a nice figure and a pretty face, but she isn't particularly beautiful.
Haru's vocal stat is her highest stat due to the appealing masculine sound. However, it still isn't particularly high, as high-pitched notes give her a lot of trouble and cute songs sound awkward. But give Haru a song like Meisou Mind or even Futari no Kioku (the highest note in that song is about the edge of her limits), and she will give you an A+ example of her voice.
Haru's character is average. She gets discouraged rather easily and is quite restless. She's also a bit of a daydreamer and tends to get lost in thought when she should really be focusing on her idol activities. This makes her a bit difficult to manage sometimes.
Best Match: Yukana, when singing in her Cecelia Alcott voice. Actually, I want to say it's Sanpei Yuko, like how she sings as Ryo in DREAM, but she's "taken". And that would basically be stealing Ryo's voice. So Yukana.
Rival: Makoto, in a role model sort of way. Because both of them have the same goal of making themselves cuter, Haru is able to see the progress the other idol has made so far, and one day would love to compete against Makoto using only their cuteness appeal, which is near-non-existent for both of them as far as voice goes.
Best Friend: Miyuzaki, a friend from 331 Pro who wants to become more manly. Haru is always around to give her tips, and Miyuzaki is quick to teach Haru how to sound cuter as best as she can.
Fun Fact: Haru's mother gave birth to her when she was only 17, and later married another man. At the start of the story, Haru has a baby brother named Haku who she tends to gush about when given the chance. Also, like Byakura, Haru never removes her fedora.

(http://i.imgur.com/rYjIUDH.jpg?1)

Lol Haru why is your skin tone so derpy?
I'm actually quite a fan of Haru since she was one of my first characters. What do you guys think?

Also, I'm really sorry about the quality of these images. I really didn't expect them to be seen by anyone but me when I first drew them, and also I guess my scanner is a little derpy? Because the light and shadows are just...and gyaaaahhh...

It seems to me that Haru is a character who is usually funny, but can give a good advice if it needed, am I right?
Also, Yukana has one of the best low voices!
Have you heard about Megumi Toyoguchi? I think she can be a good alternative.

http://www.xiami.com/song/1772150621

I like the fact that Soumin and Benima want to bring Ritsuko and Kotori on stage. GO GIRLS!

As you can guess, my favourities are Enra, Byakura, Haru, Mariko, Neku, Guru, Soumin, Benima, Ruka, Aime, Uane and Koko.
Could you post original images of Mariko and Neku? The girls are so beautiful. :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 18, 2014, 06:58:36 pm
I have just one word: SIGNUM-SAMA!

I get it, I get it! It's just like Rival Auditions in SP, when Chihaya is on the second place and Miki is on the first one. Such a thing usually impossible, but explanation is simple - Kuroi bribed everyone! And don't forget about the episode 26, where Chihaya was scored 72 in the karaoke! Kuroi has a very beautiful voice himself, so Chihaya and Enra are primary rivals to him! ;)

I'm glad I'm not only one who thinks Chihaya-Master and Takane have similar voices.

I'm glad that made sense, because I have problems with words, and nothing I say ever seems to make sense. XD So at least someone understands me! :D

HORRAY! IT'S FINALLY HAPPENED! AN IDOL WHO IS THE FAN LIKE ME!  ::) AND WHO IS VOICED BY YUI HORIE! 8)

By the way, could you draw Byakura without her long bangs? I'm sure she would be beautiful.

I'M GLAD YOU'RE HAPPY~.
Actually, I didn't even think about Xenoglossia when I was doing this, but now that you mention it, Byakura is kinda like iM@S Yukiho and she's a fan of Chihaya, and...huh. Well, anyways. Thanks. :3

I think I will one day! I might include a story event in the...story...where the Producer convinces Byakura to cut her bangs, or at least move them out of her face. She won't undergo a massive personality change, but by that time she would have started steadily gaining confidence. So it won't exactly be an Awakened state, just...a haircut.

It seems to me that Haru is a character who is usually funny, but can give a good advice if it needed, am I right?
Also, Yukana has one of the best low voices!
Have you heard about Megumi Toyoguchi? I think she can be a good alternative.

http://www.xiami.com/song/1772150621

Kinda, yeah. She's one of the more mature idols, so she isn't prone to making constant jokes, though. But she's usually pretty cheerful. :)

It's weird, because now whenever I think of Haru, I'm going to picture Riffa.

I've heard of Megumi Toyoguchi and heard her voice acting, but I've never heard her sing. I'll have to listen to that. :3

I like the fact that Soumin and Benima want to bring Ritsuko and Kotori on stage. GO GIRLS!

As you can guess, my favourities are Enra, Byakura, Haru, Mariko, Neku, Guru, Soumin, Benima, Ruka, Aime, Uane and Koko.
Could you post original images of Mariko and Neku? The girls are so beautiful. :)

Kotori deserves more love. She honestly has one of my favorite voices in the game, and she's not even really in the game. Also, I really like Ritsuko.

I'm glad you liked them!
I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "original images" since theoretically, all of these are original, but if you mean "full-body images", then yes. Yes I can. I'm glad you liked their character designs! My art doesn't do them justice. XD I need to stop this before I become really annoying. :/
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: ZetaFlare on February 18, 2014, 09:39:12 pm
Fuyu: She looks beautiful. I'd make her Visual stat should be at least pretty close to her Vocal. Also, I kind of had an idea similar to Fuyu's Irish heritage for Himeko, just with British entrepeneurs who moved to Japan. Alice Treyton would be her real name, but she'd keep her pompous nature.

Enra: I like her. She and Setsuna I think would make pretty good rivals since they have similar personalities. The difference would be that Enra enjoys excitement and taking risks, while Setsuna always lived in fear and seclusion due to her "curse." Dang, she's got giant honkers! :o

Byakura: I LOVE her! I have a penchant for shy girls! This is why Yukiho has always been one of my favorites.

Kenchi: A rather intersting addition IMO. I don't see him as a Ryo. He kind of reminds me of Kaito (the vocaloid). Makes me wonder how his relationship with the producer will work and how well he will interact with the girls/performing more feminine songs. Speaking of dating in disguise...Chiyo's story mostly revolves around it. She wants to fulfill a promise she made to him before finally retiring so she can devote her life for her main squeeze. Of course she has to keep her relationship a secret from the public, but I plan to have Yamato's spies/gossip panel attempt to use it against her to destroy ZetaPro.

Soumin: I find her pretty cute. I'm glad she was able to regain her confidence after moving from Korea. I wonder if her image song will have a SNSD sort of feel to it. I haven't listened to a lot of K-pop, but...

Aime: I swear, she and Jun would make excellent friendly rivals being otakus (except in different genres) and being able to memorize songs and routines in an instant. I wonder if she shares Jun's petite pride? I know how that feels. Look at my characters' hands for example. I can draw "fingers" if need be, but still...it's just my style.

Uane: Sound like she'd relate to Kagura.

Koko: Kyaa! Hyper loli moe overload! ;D I can imagine her and Hinata in a friendly rivalry except Hinata actually does have ADHD.

Mariko: Yay! Another Nep-Nep fan! :D I loved her singing in Neptunia PP. Can't wait to get my hands on that game once it gets localized...

Chiharu: Interesting. I think I see a potential friendly rival for Nagisa, being half-Brazilian. (same VA even!)

Benima: I agree with you, Benima. Kotori needs more love. Essentially the reason why I made Kotori Project Fairy's producer in Neo Vision. Sounds like quite a few of us want to give Kotori more screen time. Maybe have Project Fairy sing Sora?

Ruka: She's a major cutie! With her silly nicknames, maybe she and Emi could be good friendly rivals. Then again, I wonder if she and Ai would make even better rivals? Perhaps Mai knows Ruka's mother from back in the day? Jigglypuff? Ruka the Dragon Slayer!

Neku: I was thinking of making a cat girl myself, but I decided against it. Then again, I did make one--a minor character for 573Pro: Koneko Hiwatari, 573Pro's newest and youngest idol who replaced Kaori after her mother revoked her contract. She's based off the reoccurring cat vehicle bosses from the Parodius games (in fact, all of 573Pro's idols are based off Parodius bosses).

Natsuki: Possibly one of the best inspirations for a character I've seen! I think people who ship Makoto x Miki would love her!

Yori: Ah, the classic Mary Sue character. Compared to Hotaru (the lazy girl in my group), she's pretty lucky. Her peers kind of gave her the inspiration to audition, while Hotaru was forced into 961Pro by her parents and was not allowed to return to Sapporo until she became a top idol (something Kuroi uses to his advantage and Hotaru's chagrin). If they both cared, I think I'd see a decent rivalry out of them.

Nami & Natsu: Nice move. I was against making twins myself (even opposite personality twins like Ram & Rom), not wanting to rip off Ami & Mami. I think Nami's kind of cute. Maybe she and Tamaki could become good friends/friendly rivals because they both have big crushes on Jupiter.

Personally, I think you have too many Vocal specialists. I always try to spread out the stats so we'd have a pretty balanced group to choose from. Sure, it's me being nitpicky, but, hey, it's just my opinion. Still, I'm intrigued by all your characters and sketches!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 18, 2014, 11:25:45 pm
I'll start by saying thank you for dropping by! :D I really appreciate that people are paying attention to this~. Especially considering it's already begun moving past the stage of just being an idea and actually has an existing one-page prologue. So it's awesome to have support.
And, legit, after seeing all your characters, I got this really crazy idea that we should do something one day where they get to meet. BRAIN. Y U NO NORMAL. Ah well.

So, without further ado, I shall respond to your comments by character, just as you made the comments by character!

Fuyu: I'm glad you like her~. I think in my Notebook of Every Detail Imaginable, I had her visual labeled as only a couple points behind her vocal, but I always planned on her being mostly Vocal.

Enra: Thanks, I'm glad you like Enra, since she's one of my personal favorites as well...I did get the feeling when reading Setsuna's bio that the two would be somewhat similar in personality. Also, believe it or not, there's a Cinderella Girl (I forget her name) who's even bigger than Enra. I actually plan on making a communication between her and the producer where it becomes a topic of conversation. Because fanservice.

Byakura: Shy girls are adorable, let's get that out of the way first. But yeah, I liked the idea of having at least one girl with low self-esteem so you can follow her journey to self-confidence, very much like Yukiho. Because Yukiho is cute.

Kenchi: I'm gonna be honest, he's one of my personal favorites. Since he and the producer are the only guys in the group, they end up kinda becoming bros. Of course, the producer gets so used to working with girls that he sometimes forgets he can treat Kenchi like a man, which makes for some awkward conversations. It doesn't help that Kenchi tends to use "watashi" and "anata" occasionally just because he's used to having to speak somewhat formally.

Soumin: I kinda feel like out of all the K-Pop I've heard (which really isn't much, like you), Soumin's image song would be something like "Bbribbom Bberibbom" or "Too Late" by Co-Ed School. But aside from that, I'm glad you find her cute. :3

Aime: Aime and Jun could have an all-night anime sleepover. Haha, not really. But yes really, at the same time. But not. ...I don't know. Your style is so incredibly cute, though. I envy that. I can only draw certain kinds of cute characters. Yours are almost chibi-ish, and incredibly adorable.

Uane: Quite possibly. It seems like they have the same seriousness when it comes to singing. Also, I wanted to mention that I've noticed that these characters we've introduced are actually similar, but I can assure you that I invented this group looong before I ever even knew these forums existed. Just thought I'd say something in case you had some sort of suspicion that I'd copied you...? I don't know, just making sure. Your characters are all very original too, it's not often you see a girl with a "cursed" singing voice or a half-Brazilian orphan or a rock-star who gets sucked into being a pop idol.

Koko: Every idol project needs a token loli! But seriously, I'm glad you like Koko so much~! I feel like her sketch came out a little derpy, but still, it always makes me so happy to hear people say they like my characters. You're filling my heart with warm, fuzzy feels. Also, I can see Koko and Hinata getting along well if they met. :3

Mariko: For the record, Smile Spiral is an excellent song. But yes! I have yet to get fully immersed in the world of Hyperdimension Neptunia, but I like what I've seen so far and plan to get my hands on a game as soon as possible. I really want that one with the iDOLM@STER spoof character.

Chiharu: Chiharu would actually probably love Nagisa, for that exact reason. Haha, I'm glad you find her interesting. Frankly, so do I.

Benima: Kotori's voice is angelic. I cannot stress this enough. She has my third favorite im@s voice (after Makoto and Chihaya). Choosing her to produce Project Fairy in your idea was a fantastic idea. I would love to hear them perform some of her songs like Hikari or Sora.

Ruka: Ehehe~, thanks! :D Ruka and Emi would probably be friendly if they met. They could make up cute nicknames for each other! XD But that's actually a pretty good plot point. Maybe the reason why Ruka's mother never got very popular was because everyone liked Mai so much? IDEAS. Everyone keeps saying that. It'd probably be hysterical if I were more involved in the Pokémon fandom.

Neku: Koneko sounds cute. I'd like to see you draw her one day. I didn't want to make Neku all about "OMG I SAY MEOW CONSTANTLY AND I'M JUST LIKE A REAL CAT AND I WEAR CAT COSPLAYS AHAHA~", but rather, closer to an animal lover with a certain affinity for cats? That doesn't stop her from having a cat-like hairstyle and ending sentences with "nyan". Because what's a cat-girl without "nyan"?

Natsuki: I'm actually REALLY happy you think so, because I like Natsuki, but I was really worried peole would be like "RAURGH YOU'RE MESSING WITH CANON DIE". I avoided canon as much as possible. I TRIED.
So, seriously, thanks a bunch! ;D
Holy crap, she looks like she could be their child.  :o

Yori: I'm reeaaaally trying to avoid the Mary-Sue aspect of moderate self-insertations by having Yori be not particularly attractive but not ugly, and by making her dance stat quite low. Also, she tends to butt heads with the Producer when he tries to encourage her to get better. Even her vocals, which are the only reason she's even there, aren't as polished as some of the others. So, she's not perfect. I hope. I'm trying to make her at least a bit likeable.
But yes. If they cared, she and Hotaru could be interesting rivals. Even with the fact that neither of them care, it could somehow spark a rivalry. An "I'm better at doing nothing than you" kind of rivalry? No? Alright.

Nami and Natsu: Somehow I ended up with three sets of twins anyways (Fuyu and Yousuke, Kenchi and Kyoko, and Nami and Natsu) so whatever stereotypes I was trying to avoid with twins is probably gone now. Ah, well. I see why you would avoid it.
Tamaki and Nami could get together and squeal over cute boys together. Just like normal American teenagers. WOOHOO.

Aaand that was really long! :D YAY.
So, yeah, I see why you'd go towards making balanced stats. Honestly, I think at the beginning I meant for it to be a balanced group, but somehow everything got muddled. There's still a range (Guru, Benima, Natsu and Neku are dance-focused, and Enra, Natsuki and Nami are visual), but most of the focus definitely ended up on vocal. Maybe I'll switch Fuyu from vocal to visual, and theoretically Kenchi could lean towards any of the three. The rest are kinda-sorta-stuck-ish.

Aaaaaanyhow, I'll wrap up this super-long reply by saying...thank you! :D I appreciated the feedback~. I'm glad you seem to like the sketches! But for the record, yours are way cuter~.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 19, 2014, 12:03:57 am
Name: Tamatsuki Uane
Age: 18
B-W-H: 86-61-84
Hobbies: Singing, Braiding, Looking outside
Image Color: Silver
Uane grew up very close to her mother. Her father was abusive, but her mother loved him very much, and it wasn't until Uane was ten years old that they finally got a divorce. The long nights of fighting and yelling while Uane hid in her room made Uane very distant and forced her to mature far faster than she should have had to. Whenever her mother had been attacked, she came into Uane's room and said, “Uane, sing for me.” Uane sang for her mother often and developed a skill at singing while still young. As she grew up, she noticed that her mother was almost always sad. In order to make her happy, Uane decided to become an idol so she could sing for her all the time. She was accepted into 331 Pro on her first attempt. She was the first idol invited to join the All-Stars, and she accepted instantly. While Uane is cruel, unforgiving, and prone to doing anything to get her way, secretly she is just lonely and desperate to make her mother happy.
Uane's dance stat is relatively high, but not high enough to rival Hibiki, Makoto, or Natsu. She puts a lot of effort into her dance, however, and, like Yori, performs very to-the-letter.
Uane's visual stat is high. Despite her ever-present frown, her long, wavy grey hair and blue-silver eyes give her a beautiful appearance, though she can't rival the likes of Azusa or Takane.
Uane's vocal stat is very high due to all the years she's spent practicing, enough to rival even Chihaya, though not enough to surpass her. Her voice is a bit shaky, but also somehow smooth. Her range is impressive, allowing her to hit very high notes and very low notes.
Uane's character is the worst of the All-Stars, and maybe even the worst character of all time. She snaps at everyone, hates the world, and is quick to judge. However, perseverance and patience will allow someone to tap into her soft side. If this happens, while still acting cold and distant, Uane will show that she genuinely cares for the few friends she manages to make, including the producer. This doesn't make her any less difficult to put up with, though.
Best Match: Takarano Arika
Rival: All of 765 Pro
Best Friend: None. Uane has no friends.
Fun Fact: Uane is very self-conscious about her waist measurement (61), which really isn't that bad. Nonetheless, Uane frequently puts herself on diets to try and lose weight. It doesn't last long.

(http://i.imgur.com/WhOzj78.jpg?1)

Honestly, I'm quite displeased with the way Uane's sketch turned out. Oh well.

Arika Takarano is the name of the lead singer of ALI PROJECT.

For me, Uano's personality is a mix of Chihaya-idol's and Chihaya-Master's.  :o  Be careful, Grace, such a mixture is very dangerous and can explode!  By the way, Uane does look like Ariko Takarano.

The Producer's actions are decided by the reader's choice

Does it mean that you will let readers choose from three options, like in VNs?

It's weird, because now whenever I think of Haru, I'm going to picture Riffa.

Xenoglossia changed our lives. Get use to it. 8)

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "original images" since theoretically, all of these are original, but if you mean "full-body images", then yes. Yes I can. I'm glad you liked their character designs! My art doesn't do them justice. XD I need to stop this before I become really annoying. :/

I have meant non-resized versions of the images. Don't worry, your art is not the worst mine is. At least, you have your own style.

I think Ue kara Mariko by AKB48
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771185745
would be a good song for your Mariko, even despite the fact that its lyrics don't match her.
http://stage48.net/studio48/uekaramariko.html
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: ZetaFlare on February 19, 2014, 01:12:17 am
You must mean Shizuku Oikawa, the cow girl. Bust size 105. I'll be honest, though, she's one of my least favorite CG girls, mainly because I think H-cup = H-bait. I can't even image search for her without stumbling across something NSFW...or worse.

Only difference is that Aime's into magical girls while Jun is into mecha.

As for Kenchi, I've seen quite a few guys use those pronouns.

573Pro's idols are pretty much minor characters who are only involved with Kaori's story. I might make them DLC rivals, kind of like how 876Pro was in iM@S2 PS3. Unlike Neku, though, Koneko really is just meant to be that "crazy cat girl" type, like Miku Maekawa. These idols were pretty much meant to be minor supporting cast along with Erisa Ichinose (Vocal specialist based on a mermaid), Rika Hishikawa (Dance specialist based on a Las Vegas showgirl), and Yoshiko Momoyama (Visual specialist based on a feminine pink moai).

You mean Ai Masushima? She's from the new Vita game starring Noire. That's coming out in Japan about the time summer rolls around.

I never got the feeling you copied off me at all. I had my ideas in my head for a while too. I just thought that some of our characters could relate to each other.

Yori isn't the only one. I pretty much made a so-called "putting the writer into the story" for my Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego project. The Chief is a Lucario based off me, but I've never even studied law or criminal justice. Music is actually my primary focus.

As for Tamaki and Nami, not just America, but that's how it's always been everywhere! Take France, Spain, or Korea for example.

Thanks for the compliment about my artwork. :) I know I'm no Ken Sugimori, but I have my own art style that I'm pretty proud of myself. The only problem I often kick myself/abuse the eraser over is that even my adults look too chibi.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 19, 2014, 06:32:52 pm
Right, she's the one! I remembered what she looked like because legit, she's like the spitting image of a character I invented like, a year ago, before I ever even knew Cinderella Girls existed. I couldn't remember her name. But I can totally understand what you're talking about. There comes a time when it's just way too much. I mean, girls can have a large bust without making it a point of fanservice at every opportunity. That's why I hate looking up certain characters on a Google image search.

Aime's pretty much into all anime. But magical girl is her favorite. So they could still chat about mecha. ASURA CRYIN' WATCH PARTY.

It's weird, because I've never watched an anime with a boy that used feminine pronouns (unless the boy was a trap), but I've heard of characters that do, and whenever America includes boys speaking in random Japanese, they use feminine pronouns. Maybe I just don't watch enough anime.

I still want to see them drawn. XD I like the inspiration you thought of for all of them, though. Is 573Pro supposed to be kinda like the Fanservice Agency, or did you just kinda like the idea of, say, a Vegas showgirl, but you aren't going to actually get into the fanservice-y aspects of it?

Yeah, she's the one. Ai. I don't have a Vita, though, which is a huge problem. I have a PSP, but I don't plan on getting the Vita until my PSP crashes or breaks or something. Which means I can't get the game anyways. Darn.

I figured you wouldn't, but I figured I'd say something just in case. I can agree that they could relate to each other.

I include a lot of self-inserts in my stories. Grace/Me just kinda appears from out of nowhere and says something. Usually something stupid. But I've never explicitly put myself in a story as a main character.

I've never been to other parts of the world (sob ;-;) so all I know is what I learn from people who have. So I didn't realize French people (for instance) were as boy-crazy as Americans. XD

You're very welcome! :D You should be proud of your style. I like it. Even though it's chibi-ish, it's still realistic...ish?
Man, I suck with words...XD
What I mean is, while sometimes chibi artists pay little attention to anatomy and make their characters kinda flat, the way you draw, I'm able to pick out the anatomy of girls vs boys. Hopefully that makes a little more sense.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 19, 2014, 06:42:24 pm
By the way, Uane does look like Ariko Takarano.

Does she? ...huh, now that I look between the two, aside from their hair colors they do look kinda similar. Haha, yeah, Uane is kinda a mix between both Chihayas. More on the Xenoglossia side due to her abrasive...ness.

Does it mean that you will let readers choose from three options, like in VNs?

Yeah, kinda like that! I'll have the Producer mull over his options ("Should I eat the sandwich? Should I offer her half and eat the other half? Or maybe, I should insist that she eat the whole thing.") and then the reader can decide what they think they would do. The same situation will be written out three different times going through a perfect communication, a normal communication, and a bad communication exploring all the different options ("I decide to eat the whole sandwich. ...oh, she's mad. Looks like she wanted me to share.") The reader can scroll through the three different communications to find the one where the Producer chooses the option they would choose. It will require some back-and-forth on the part of the reader and a lot of work on my part, but I'm going to do it.

Did that make sense?

Xenoglossia changed our lives. Get use to it. 8)

It really did. XDD I hate that show. But I love it at the same time.

I have meant non-resized versions of the images. Don't worry, your art is not the worst mine is. At least, you have your own style.

I'm sure you aren't as bad as you think you are! :D One day, I'd like to see something you drew.
Oh, alright! Well, there are words and such on it, and it really doesn't look too much different, but I can send it to you in a PM. :D
And thank you. ;D

I think Ue kara Mariko by AKB48
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771185745
would be a good song for your Mariko, even despite the fact that its lyrics don't match her.
http://stage48.net/studio48/uekaramariko.html

I'll consider that, yeah~. For the most part, I think the collection of songs will be assorted songs from iM@S, but I will DEFINITELY include personal image songs for each of the girls by singers I like and maybe some other songs too. It'll be a good time.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 19, 2014, 07:19:37 pm
Yeah, kinda like that! I'll have the Producer mull over his options ("Should I eat the sandwich? Should I offer her half and eat the other half? Or maybe, I should insist that she eat the whole thing.") and then the reader can decide what they think they would do. The same situation will be written out three different times going through a perfect communication, a normal communication, and a bad communication exploring all the different options ("I decide to eat the whole sandwich. ...oh, she's mad. Looks like she wanted me to share.") The reader can scroll through the three different communications to find the one where the Producer chooses the option they would choose. It will require some back-and-forth on the part of the reader and a lot of work on my part, but I'm going to do it.

Did that make sense?

Yes, it did! Heh-heh, it feels like I'm taking a part in your project!  :)

I'm sure you aren't as bad as you think you are! :D One day, I'd like to see something you drew.
Oh, alright! Well, there are words and such on it, and it really doesn't look too much different, but I can send it to you in a PM. :D
And thank you. ;D

Thanks! "One day" will be the 25th of February, I promise! Just you wait! Last year I didn't do anything, but this time I serious!
Yes, please, do.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 19, 2014, 08:30:16 pm
Yes, it did! Heh-heh, it feels like I'm taking a part in your project!  :)

Thanks! "One day" will be the 25th of February, I promise! Just you wait! Last year I didn't do anything, but this time I serious!
Yes, please, do.

Great, I'm glad! :D Well, just by being here and offering support, you ARE a part of the project. :) I would be really nervous about taking it on if all of you didn't keep showing your support for the characters and the project in general. :3

I'm going to hold you to that. ;D
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 19, 2014, 09:43:20 pm
I can't help imagening Byakura's personality completely changed when she talks about Chihaya. :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 20, 2014, 08:28:15 pm
I can't help imagening Byakura's personality completely changed when she talks about Chihaya. :)

Ahaha, maybe not COMPLETELY, but Byakura enters Admiration Mode EXTREME whenever Chihaya is mentioned. From "P-please help me succeed, P-Producer-san..." to "Chihaya-san is so wonderful! Her performances on-stage make people so happy...one day, I'd like to bring that kind of emotion to my performances! P-please assist me, Producer-san~!"

Ah, also, Namuko Academy fanarts are being posted! :D
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 22, 2014, 01:33:23 am
Just finished a list of songs specific to each character. Not *exactly* image songs or character songs, rather just special songs the girls sing sometimes. While most of the songs are original iM@S songs from various games (Kenchi gets to sing Jupiter songs occasionally since he's a dude and can't very well sing songs like "Watashi wa Idol" without it being weird), the characters each have one or two songs specific to them that they sing on special occasions or when going against 765 Pro in a festival.

Some songs are original songs by the chosen voice actress(/actor, if Ed Sheeran even counts XD) of the characters, some are anime openings/endings I liked and wanted them to sing, some of them are character songs of anime characters, and some of them are Vocaloid songs or Touhou Project songs or something like that.

I tried to include at least one song sung by the characters chosen voice actor so you can kinda have something to go off of.

Fuyu: Kanashikute Yarikirenai (KOKIA) and Siuil A Run (KOKIA)
Enra: Dunbine Tobu (MIO) and Katachi Aru Mono (Shibasaki Kou)
Byakura: Honoo no Katachi (Horie Yui) and Melody (Hanazawa Kana)
Kenchi: Shangri-La (Acid Black Cherry--if you imagined this guy singing with a bit more breath in his voice, he'd sound a lot like how I want Kenchi to) and GLIDE (Vocaloid)
Haru: Noble Heart (Yukana) and Hanabi (Hara Yumi feat. Imai Asami)
Soumin: Destiny (Kitamura Eri) and Hana (Kitamura Eri)
Aime: Friends (Otsuka Ai) and Daisuki Dayo (Otsuka Ai)
Hiromi: Dear You (Yuduki) and Bad Apple!! (Vocaloid)
Uane: Datengoku Sensen (ALI PROJECT) and Wakare ~Aisuru monotachi e~ (Sodou Mayumi)
Koko: Baby Baby Love (Tomatsu Haruka) and World is Mine (Vocaloid)
Guru: PONPONPON (Kyary Pamyu Pamyu) and Kaerimichi (Kato Emiri)
Benima: Houseki (Inoue Marina) and Ballad (Inoue Marina)
Chiharu: staple stable (Saito Chiwa) and Rise (Origa)
Mariko: Fly High (Tanaka Rie) and Meltdown (Vocaloid)
Ruka: Platinum Disco (Iguchi Yuka) and Renai Circulation (Hanazawa Kana)
Neku: Magic of Love (Perfume) and PoPiPo (Vocaloid)
Natsuki: Le Cirque de Sept Couleurs (Norano Neko) and Sakura (Gakari Ikimono)
Yori: Aitai (Uemura Kana) and Miracle (Uemura Kana)
Nami: Utakata Hanabi (supercell) and Aqua Terrarium (Yanagi Nagi)
Natsu: Fight o Fight (Kobayashi Yuu) or MISS UNIVERSE (S) (Kobayashi Yuu)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 22, 2014, 08:20:57 pm
Update!:

Switched Fuyu,  Byakura, and Haru to Visual and Ruka, Chiharu, and Kenchi to Dance to provide a bit more of a balance (upon ZetaFlare's suggestion--thanks!). Also switched Guru's preferred voice actress from Saito Momoko to Kato Emiri. To go with this change, I changed Guru's special songs to Kaerimichi and PONPONPON, then gave Neku PoPiPo. So, yeah! A couple edits!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: ZetaFlare on February 23, 2014, 06:22:34 am
That's a good move, especially if you're considering "gameplay." A unit that is able to appeal well to each end of the spectrum will fare much better in auditions, festivals, etc.

I actually thought Neku's song would actually be something cat-themed like Nekomimi Switch.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 23, 2014, 01:46:29 pm
Also switched Guru's preferred voice actress from Saito Momoko to Kato Emiri.

Why???
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 23, 2014, 10:01:12 pm
Why???

The more I listened to Kaerimichi (Emiri Kato voiced Hachikuji in Bakemonogatari), the more I realized her voice was closer to the one I wanted for Guru than Momoko Saito's was. So I made the switch. :)

That's a good move, especially if you're considering "gameplay." A unit that is able to appeal well to each end of the spectrum will fare much better in auditions, festivals, etc.

I actually thought Neku's song would actually be something cat-themed like Nekomimi Switch.

I actually have no idea if units are going to be involved in this or not, unless I specify a certain unit that exists (like Ryuuguu Komachi, for instance--the player doesn't get to decide who's in that). Because if I left it reader's choice, that'd make it AT LEAST ten times harder for me to write. I'd have to write routes for every possible combination. And there's 20 idols. I don't think I have the patience for that. XD

I haven't heard many cat-themed songs, actually. I mostly listen to singers like Kana Uemura, Eri Kitamura, and KOKIA, who have serious songs and don't sing very cute things, so they don't have cat songs. If I watched more anime or listened to more Vocaloid or played Dream C Club I'd probably have been able to think of one. So, for now, Neku's going to keep her songs the way they are. :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on February 24, 2014, 01:44:05 am
Enra: Dunbine Tobu (MIO) and Katachi Aru Mono (Shibasaki Kou)
Byakura: Sugar Sweet Nightmare (Horie Yui) and Melody (Hanazawa Kana)

Don't you think that Dunbine tobu is a bit extremal? I don't think Enra is concerned about fighting so much. I have alternatives (don't worry, those are songs by Kaori Shimizu).

Kokoro no michi:

http://www.xiami.com/song/1770816135

Dragon no hane:

http://www.xiami.com/song/1771871629

Katachi aru mono is the song that Takane covered.. it's getting interesting. ;)

I think Hikari,

http://www.xiami.com/song/1769154386

and Dear...

http://www.xiami.com/song/1769004724

by Yui Horie would match her better.

Uane: Datengoku Sensen (ALI PROJECT) or Kanashimi wo Mukou He (Itou Kanako)

I have found a song called Takarajima by Ali project:

http://www.xiami.com/song/1770172785

It's a discrepant song, just like Chihaya-Master Uane.

I would also recommend Kioku no kusari by Aira Yuuki:

http://www.xiami.com/song/1769776028
http://suisei.kokidokom.net/2008/10/03/yuuki-aira-kioku-no-kusari-lyrics-translation/

I actually have no idea if units are going to be involved in this or not, unless I specify a certain unit that exists (like Ryuuguu Komachi, for instance--the player doesn't get to decide who's in that). Because if I left it reader's choice, that'd make it AT LEAST ten times harder for me to write. I'd have to write routes for every possible combination. And there's 20 idols. I don't think I have the patience for that. XD

No units please, I prefer solos. ;)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 24, 2014, 01:56:05 am
Honestly, I didn't choose the songs based on the lyrics, but rather how they sound. The way that the songs sound (and how the people sound when singing them) is what I focused on. :) The reason I chose Dunbine Tobu as opposed to anything else was because Kaori Shimizu sounded the most like how I wanted Enra to sound. :) And Katachi Aru Mono, I chose to appeal to the side of Enra that still really appreciates softer music.

I'm planning on adding a couple songs to the list and switching Byakura's Yui Horie song from Sugar Sweet Nightmare to Honoo no Katachi. :3

I've heard that one, yeah. But I think I'll keep Uane's songs the way they are--Datengoku no Sensen has a lot of difficult intervals and tempo changes that really show off Arika Takarano's singing prowess and appeals to the part of Uane that wants to show off to everyone. And Kanashimi wo Mukou He is just pretty. XD

I plan to keep solos. :3 There might or might not end up being a little unit that branches off from the main group consisting of Kenchi, Yori, and Fuyu, inspired by a video I saw of KOKIA singing Kanashikute Yarikirenai with Kana Uemura and two other male singers I don't know the name of.
But there's no way I can write out all the different combinations of reader-chosen units. XD
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 24, 2014, 02:27:09 am
Another update!:

Went back and gave everyone two songs. Haru has Hanabi by Yumi Hara now, Ruka has Renai Circulation, Koko got Overfly by Haruna Luna, and Hiromi has Tsumetai Heya, Hitori by Takahashi Mikako. Also, I switched one of Kenchi's from Closer to GLIDE. Because GLIDE sounds awesome when guys sing it. And Byakura's been switched from Sugar Sweet Nightmare to Honoo no Katachi. Not only do I adore that song, but I think Yui Horie's voice sounds a biiit more like Byakura in that song than in Sugar Sweet Nightmare. You know?
Also switched one of Chiharu's songs from LAMENT ~Yagate Yorokobi o~ to Rise.

Added a fun fact to Soumin. She now uses a Korean honorific ("-ssi") to address people.

Annnyways. Lots of edits in the works, yeah. Also, now, in addition to the prologue and your meeting with Fuyu, I'm in the midst of writing out the first meeting of the All-Stars and 765 Pro.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 27, 2014, 06:58:01 pm
Finished the girls' first meeting with 765 Pro. This will take place after you meet the All-Stars in the actual book (after all the meetings if it's all in one book, and after each individual meeting in each separate book if they are separate books). Now working on a communication with Kenchi where you get to learn more about him, and then I'll be working on a lesson, probably with either Enra or Neku since people seem to like those two.

Might post a poll somewhere where people can vote on how they want it written. Because I still need help.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 07:26:22 pm
Everyone else is posting about gameplay. Haha. I don't have gameplay, but I WILL post about how to go about reading the story once it's published.

There are four main components to the story: Communications, Lessons, Auditions, and Story Events.
Communications kinda make up the bulk of the story. Just like how there are tons of different options for promotions in SP, I intend for there to be multiple options for communications in this story. The reader can glance at the title of the communication and decide whether they want to read through that one or skip it.
Communications will be written much like a visual novel, except minus the "visual" part, but not just a "novel" because it's different, but it isn't really a choose-your-own-adventure novel because it's more like a VN even though it isn't visual. What was I talking about again...? Oh, right. Communications.
The producer will think over up to three possible things to say to his idol at various points during the communication. Each option leads to a different communication: Perfect, Normal, or Bad. Example:
"I really like pie!" Idol Name exclaimed.
I thought about how to react to her random statement. She looked like the kind of girl that would like blueberry pie, but her personality screamed peach. Maybe I should just say, "Oh," or something like that.

Reader will then decide what they would say in that situation out of the options given and will scroll around until they find the ending that uses the option they would. Perfect communication is written using the best option, Normal communication the so-so option, and Bad communication the worst option. Example:
I decide to assume she likes blueberry. "Is blueberry your favorite, Idol Name?"
Idol Name gasps. "Producer! How could you possibly think that?! Do I just LOOK like the kind of girl that likes blueberry! It's peach, Producer! Peach is my favorite!"
Whoops. She doesn't seem happy. I guess I should have gone with peach after all...you really shouldn't judge based on appearances.
*BAD COMMUNICATION!*

Obviously, the actual communications won't be that AWFUL, and the idols (most of them) aren't that touchy, but that's basically how it's gonna go. If the reader would have chosen the correct answer (peach in this case) they would read through the Perfect communication example.
Every option will be explored, though not necessarily in every combination. In some cases, it will be up to the reader to decide how they think they did based on the way the idol reacted to what they said.

Did that make any sense? More to come in a minute.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 07:32:54 pm
Lessons time!

Lessons vary from communications in that they are written out only twice: a bad lesson, and a good lesson. Though theoretically your lessons can be bad, normal, good and perfect, that's just a bit too much work for me considering my work ethic and the enormous amount of other stuff I'll be doing.
Due to this, I will also only write out EACH lesson ONCE PER IDOL. For instance, Performance lessons will be written out once for each idol, and each idol will have their good and bad lessons written out. I really hope that makes sense. I'm sorry.
While the producer/reader doesn't have to only give their idols lessons once throughout the whole story, any other time they wish to train their idol, they'll just have to go back and re-read the lesson they choose (or not, if they just want to say they took their idol to lessons and remember how everything went).
Good and Bad lessons obviously can't be decided by actually playing out the lesson. I would leave it reader's choice, but...what kind of person would deliberately CHOOSE a bad lesson? If anyone has any ideas on how to do this, I'd appreciate it.

Hopefully that's not confusing. More in a bit.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 02, 2014, 07:41:40 pm
"I really like pie!" Idol Name exclaimed.
I thought about how to react to her random statement. She looked like the kind of girl that would like blueberry pie, but her personality screamed peach. Maybe I should just say, "Oh," or something like that.

Reader will then decide what they would say in that situation out of the options given and will scroll around until they find the ending that uses the option they would. Perfect communication is written using the best option, Normal communication the so-so option, and Bad communication the worst option. Example:
I decide to assume she likes blueberry. "Is blueberry your favorite, Idol Name?"
Idol Name gasps. "Producer! How could you possibly think that?! Do I just LOOK like the kind of girl that likes blueberry! It's peach, Producer! Peach is my favorite!"
Whoops. She doesn't seem happy. I guess I should have gone with peach after all...you really shouldn't judge based on appearances.
*BAD COMMUNICATION!*


Is it Uane's communication? I think she would say something like that. :)  May I produce this IdolMaster, please? 0:)

Lessons time!

Lessons vary from communications in that they are written out only twice: a bad lesson, and a good lesson. Though theoretically your lessons can be bad, normal, good and perfect, that's just a bit too much work for me considering my work ethic and the enormous amount of other stuff I'll be doing.
Due to this, I will also only write out EACH lesson ONCE PER IDOL. For instance, Performance lessons will be written out once for each idol, and each idol will have their good and bad lessons written out. I really hope that makes sense. I'm sorry.
While the producer/reader doesn't have to only give their idols lessons once throughout the whole story, any other time they wish to train their idol, they'll just have to go back and re-read the lesson they choose (or not, if they just want to say they took their idol to lessons and remember how everything went).
Good and Bad lessons obviously can't be decided by actually playing out the lesson. I would leave it reader's choice, but...what kind of person would deliberately CHOOSE a bad lesson? If anyone has any ideas on how to do this, I'd appreciate it.

Hopefully that's not confusing. More in a bit.

Why don't you make lessons a part of the story? It's a fanfiction, after all!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 07:46:30 pm
Auditions!

Auditions depend on how your idol is feeling at the moment. If you got lots of bad communications and bad lessons throughout the story leading up to that point, obviously your idol will be in bad shape. Perfect/normal communications and good lessons will leave your idol feeling pretty good. Each audition will be written out as a pass or a fail. If you pass the audition, obviously you move on. If you fail, depending on the audition, you will either just be done right then and there or will re-do it starting a week back.
Auditions are decided based purely on your idols stats as you remember them. Of course, it's a book, so people can always just ignore this and read on as though they pass every time no matter their idol's status, but those who really want to feel like they're playing iDOLM@STER will want to keep track of the lessons and communications they achieved with their idol throughout, and choose which option to take dependent on that.
Stats will be told to readers as soon as they choose which idol to produce. As you get good lessons, stats will increase by a set amount. Bad lessons, contrary to SP, will actually DECREASE your idol's stats (I think in SP, a bad lesson just meant your stats remained the same). If your idol's stats are below ten in every area during an early, easier audition, she will fail. The higher and more difficult the audition, the higher the idol's stats need to be for her(/him) to pass. Stat requirements will be given at the beginning of the audition.

Auditions will be held against various other existing idol groups depending on how difficult it is, which introduces an important part of the story I will talk about later (haha now you're in suspense). These other idol groups (and by groups, I really mean individual idols) include 876 Pro, Jupiter, 765 Pro, and the All-Stars' old agencies 331 Pro and Dreamland Pro. The level of difficulty of the audition determines the agencies taking place (DP and 331 appear during relatively easy auditions, 876 appears during relatively hard auditions, and Jupiter and 765 appear during very difficult auditions).

Well. Next I'll be going over story events and then that special thing I mentioned earlier that I just thought of recently but really liked. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, critiques, let me know.

Still looking for votes on how to write it. I'm leaning towards twenty separate books.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 07:48:20 pm
Is it Uane's communication? I think she would say something like that. :)  May I produce this IdolMaster, please? 0:)

Honestly, if that were going to be anyone's communication, it would probably be Uane's. ;D Or maybe Benima's. They're the two most touchy.

But yes! Once everything is published, I'll let everyone know where, and you can get started on "producing" Uane. :3

Also, thanks for your support thus far, it really means a lot. :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 07:54:43 pm
Alright, story events!

Story events are just events that take place between the All-Stars and their families/friends/rivals throughout the book. Producer usually isn't involved, so story events are written in the third person, unlike communications/auditions/lessons which are written in first person from Producer's POV.
Story events don't really have any effect on the idol's idol life, but they help the reader kinda see how their idol of choice interacts with others when she's just being herself and isn't busy trying to impress Producer (or in Kenchi's case, trying to become a top idol so he can make money). They usually have something to do with the idol's personal dreams (Chiharu wants to have a skateboarding-shark-jumping-bull-racing-skeeboarding contest with Hibiki, Uane wants to please her mother, Soumin wants to show the world she can be a great idol, etc.), but sometimes are just random moments of funny because I got bored and needed to do something to get my mind back on track.

So yeah. Pretty easy to understand. Next I'll explain that special thing I mentioned earlier.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 08:00:16 pm
Why don't you make lessons a part of the story? It's a fanfiction, after all!

Ah, just noticed this~

Well, technically, they ARE part of the story, I just don't know how to let people choose whether to have a good or bad lesson.

I could go through and write them out every time there was a possibility to do one, but as it is I already have to write out six different lessons two times for twenty different idols (OK, technically nineteen since Nami and Natsu count as one). That's 228 lessons to write. Yikes. You can see why I'd want to limit this as much as possible.
So yes. Lessons are part of the story. XD

I'm so sorry, I'm so bad at explaining stuff. I have it in my head, I just can't translate it into words.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 08:19:16 pm
I spam the "recent posts" way too much with this thread.

Special Thing Time!

This special thing is the All-Stars' interactions with other idols.
After every audition, whether pass or fail, your idol of choice will spot someone she(/he) knows who competed against them. Producer/Reader can choose to either make his idol ignore this person or allow them to go speak to the other.

This has a HUGE effect (affect? I always mix those up~)  on your idol and whether or not her True Ending can be reached (I keep saying "her" because Kenchi doesn't even count anymore, you all know he's a dude), depending on which idol you choose and who you choose to let them talk to.
Some idols don't care about interacting with others. Some of the others don't have any effect on your idol of choice. But some combinations of All-Star and other idol will cause big changes in the way the idol behaves.

For instance, say you're producing Nami and Natsu, and you've just gone up against Jupiter in an audition. Nami is going nuts because, hey, Jupiter's hot and she's Nami. Natsu is feeling a little bit down for reasons Producer doesn't know. Natsu asks if she can take Nami to go talk to Jupiter.
Producer decides to let them.
Nami squeals in excitement and charges over to the trio, then eagerly begins telling them how obsessed she is and how much she adores them. Natsu follows her, and Producer watches.
When the twins are done, they return to Producer. Turns out Natsu was feeling upset because all the boys at her school treated her like one of them, and she wanted to be recognized as a girl. A chance to chat with the Idol Prince, Hokuto, was just what she needed--after all, a dose of Hokuto can work wonders on a wounded girl's soul.
Nami is thrilled too--she's always loved Jupiter and is ecstatic that she got a chance to say hello. Maybe next time she can chat with them too.
Congratulations! Both girls are satisfied, Jupiter seems OK with them, and everyone's happy.

Now, say your idol of choice is Benima. You've just finished going up against 876 in an audition and have lost. Benima spots the winning 876 idol and asks if it's alright to go speak with them for a moment. You decide to say no. Benima accepts this easily and agrees to go home with you. No change is made.

Conversely, let's say you're using Byakura, and you've just finished going against 331's Izuni, Byakura's best friend. Byakura won the audition, but for some reason she's feeling really down in the dumps. She asks if she can visit with Izuni for a bit. You say no.
Byakura is a bit surprised, but she's alright with it. Still, she seems really upset.
Say you go against Izuni again a few more times--sometimes you win, sometimes you lose--but every time, you refuse to allow Byakura to talk to Izuni.
Izuni seems upset. Byakura seems upset. In fact, Byakura is so upset that she barely has time to see Izuni, that her True Ending is negated completely, and she suffers from a mental breakdown from all the pressure of being an idol and the negative things that happened throughout.

Eventually, I plan to post profiles of the nine extra girls (six from 331, three from DP) that appear as friends/rivals in auditions for the All-Stars to talk to. After that's up I'll post a quick layout of the best way to achieve each All-Star's True Ending as according to their interactions with others.

As you see, for some of the girls, regardless of how great you treated her throughout the story, her True Ending can be negated just by the amount of times you do or do not let her speak with others.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 02, 2014, 08:33:01 pm
Ah, just noticed this~

Well, technically, they ARE part of the story, I just don't know how to let people choose whether to have a good or bad lesson.

I could go through and write them out every time there was a possibility to do one, but as it is I already have to write out six different lessons two times for twenty different idols (OK, technically nineteen since Nami and Natsu count as one). That's 228 lessons to write. Yikes. You can see why I'd want to limit this as much as possible.
So yes. Lessons are part of the story. XD

I'm so sorry, I'm so bad at explaining stuff. I have it in my head, I just can't translate it into words.

Just describe lessons when you mention them for the first time, so does for auditions. I thought this project would be more like actual book rather than describtion of the game...

I spam the "recent posts" way too much with this thread.

Special Thing Time!

This special thing is the All-Stars' interactions with other idols.
After every audition, whether pass or fail, your idol of choice will spot someone she(/he) knows who competed against them. Producer/Reader can choose to either make his idol ignore this person or allow them to go speak to the other.

This has a HUGE effect (affect? I always mix those up~)  on your idol and whether or not her True Ending can be reached (I keep saying "her" because Kenchi doesn't even count anymore, you all know he's a dude), depending on which idol you choose and who you choose to let them talk to.
Some idols don't care about interacting with others. Some of the others don't have any effect on your idol of choice. But some combinations of All-Star and other idol will cause big changes in the way the idol behaves.

For instance, say you're producing Nami and Natsu, and you've just gone up against Jupiter in an audition. Nami is going nuts because, hey, Jupiter's hot and she's Nami. Natsu is feeling a little bit down for reasons Producer doesn't know. Natsu asks if she can take Nami to go talk to Jupiter.
Producer decides to let them.
Nami squeals in excitement and charges over to the trio, then eagerly begins telling them how obsessed she is and how much she adores them. Natsu follows her, and Producer watches.
When the twins are done, they return to Producer. Turns out Natsu was feeling upset because all the boys at her school treated her like one of them, and she wanted to be recognized as a girl. A chance to chat with the Idol Prince, Hokuto, was just what she needed--after all, a dose of Hokuto can work wonders on a wounded girl's soul.
Nami is thrilled too--she's always loved Jupiter and is ecstatic that she got a chance to say hello. Maybe next time she can chat with them too.
Congratulations! Both girls are satisfied, Jupiter seems OK with them, and everyone's happy.

Now, say your idol of choice is Benima. You've just finished going up against 876 in an audition and have lost. Benima spots the winning 876 idol and asks if it's alright to go speak with them for a moment. You decide to say no. Benima accepts this easily and agrees to go home with you. No change is made.

Conversely, let's say you're using Byakura, and you've just finished going against 331's Izuni, Byakura's best friend. Byakura won the audition, but for some reason she's feeling really down in the dumps. She asks if she can visit with Izuni for a bit. You say no.
Byakura is a bit surprised, but she's alright with it. Still, she seems really upset.
Say you go against Izuni again a few more times--sometimes you win, sometimes you lose--but every time, you refuse to allow Byakura to talk to Izuni.
Izuni seems upset. Byakura seems upset. In fact, Byakura is so upset that she barely has time to see Izuni, that her True Ending is negated completely, and she suffers from a mental breakdown from all the pressure of being an idol and the negative things that happened throughout.

Eventually, I plan to post profiles of the nine extra girls (six from 331, three from DP) that appear as friends/rivals in auditions for the All-Stars to talk to. After that's up I'll post a quick layout of the best way to achieve each All-Star's True Ending as according to their interactions with others.

As you see, for some of the girls, regardless of how great you treated her throughout the story, her True Ending can be negated just by the amount of times you do or do not let her speak with others.

That's a good idea! ;)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 02, 2014, 08:44:54 pm
Just describe lessons when you mention them for the first time, so does for auditions. I thought this project would be more like actual book rather than description of the game...

I definitely will, don't worry. :3 Everything will be described at least once. Each audition will be written out in it's entirety.
It's kinda like what would happen if you wrote out iDOLM@STER as a book with OCs and then added in various extra story events and...
Yeah.
I'm sorry if I disappointed you, aha...I think I mentioned somewhere near the beginning that it was going to be very much like iM@S: The Fanfiction. Did I...?

That's a good idea! ;)

I'm glad you think so, because I'm actually quite proud of it. XD Helps distinguish this from other iM@S games so it's not like I'm just copying iM@S.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 03, 2014, 12:09:29 am
I'm sorry if I disappointed you, aha...I think I mentioned somewhere near the beginning that it was going to be very much like iM@S: The Fanfiction. Did I...?

You did, but I was afraid you had thought better of it.
You don't have to mention lessons in each chapter, if they don't important for the story. I don't think lessons are so special for me to decide if they go well or not. After all, idols also have days when nothing goes well (but Producer is always here to cheer the girl up ;) ).

By the way, I want to produce Byakura too, and Enra, and all my favourites! Ah, I can't decide! ::)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 04:23:23 am
You did, but I was afraid you had thought better of it.
You don't have to mention lessons in each chapter, if they don't important for the story. I don't think lessons are so special for me to decide if they go well or not. After all, idols also have days when nothing goes well (but Producer is always here to cheer the girl up ;) ).

By the way, I want to produce Byakura too, and Enra, and all my favourites! Ah, I can't decide! ::)

Nah, don't worry about it, my plan is still the same as it was before! :D
Thanks for the support. :)

Don't you worry, that's what this is all about! You can produce any idol you want! ...Once the books are out!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 04:26:47 am
Going to get started on the profiles of the eight extra girls and one extra boy you'll encounter in the book. When the whole thing is over, I might include a bonus book about them, kinda like...how you can unlock Project Fairy in Office Mode in SP.
Pictures will eventually be updated, but for now, just use your imagination. I've drawn them, but only a head, and it's not colored, and it's not good. XD So.

Name: Yamaguchi Gin
Age: 17
B-W-H: 79-55-76
Hobbies: Smoking, Driving
Image Color: Bronze
Gin is that kid your parents warned you about. She's the kid that smokes, skips school, drinks at parties, is disrespectful...you name it, Gin's probably done it. Truly, the only reason she became an idol was because her parents and everyone around her told her she couldn't, or that they hated what the idol world was turning into (in the case of her parents). In an act of ultimate defiance, Gin became an idol. Thankfully, she, like Yori, had just enough natural talent to get her into 331 without her having to work too hard. She tends to skip out on lessons, but proves to be a worthy competitor. Still, her natural talent wasn't enough to gain her consideration for the All-Stars.
Gin's dance stat is her highest stat. Despite her bad habits, she's actually very athletic and is able to pull off difficult maneuvers like backflips and handsprings onstage.
Gin's visual stat is below average. While she's decently attractive, she's almost always scowling and her face is littered with piercings (on her nose, ears, below her left eyebrow, and on her bottom lip). Her appearance is only detracted from as time goes on, as her bad habits begin to make her age faster and take a large toll on her health.
Gin's vocal stat is average at best. She can sing, but whether or not she can sing WELL is up for debate.
Gin may have the worst character of any idol ever, even Uane. Her soft spot exists, but is buried very, very deep. She tends to hang out by herself in the agency, skips out on lessons and jobs frequently, and is well known for doing everything as wrong as possible, even finding a boy and a paparazzi, and giving said boy a long smooch just to get herself in trouble. Poor boy. Honestly, it's a wonder Gin hasn't gotten fired yet.
Best Match: Tamura Yukari
Rival: Everyone
Best Friend: None
Fun Fact: Gin's name is meant to be pronounced “Jin”, but I decided to just start it with a “G” to represent the Chinese alcoholic drink because of Gin's habit of drinking. Gin is also the only idol under age 20 with a driving license (though whether or not the license is REAL is a point of debate among people she hangs out with).
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 04:27:36 am
Name: Iruno Miyuzaki
Age: 18
B-W-H: 90-57-87
Hobbies: Eating, Wrestling
Image Color: Burgundy
Miyuzaki has long been known for her nice figure and her pretty face, but in reality she's a tomboy through-and-through. In fact, Miyuzaki is so much of a tomboy that she has made it her mission to make herself appear as manly as possible. Unfortunately, her search landed her in about the most girly career imaginable: an idol. Still, Miyuzaki chooses to do her best to achieve a great voice and give people something else to love her for.
Miyuzaki's dance stat is quite high, though not nearly high enough to be even a rival for more talented dancers. She's very athletic and flexible, but her moves often come across as too sharp, and people tend to worry that one day she'll break someone's arm while dancing or something.
Miyuzaki's visual stat is her highest stat, much to her disappointment. She has a pretty face, a good figure, and a nice style. In fact, her visual stat alone was almost enough to make Grace consider her for All-Stars, but in the end, Enra and Natsuki beat her out. She's also the only idol she knows of (besides Guru) with freckles.
Miyuzaki's vocal stat is her lowest stat. Despite the fact that her voice is pretty, it's also a bit out-of-control and can be a bit awkward sometimes. Still, she works hard.
Miyuzaki's character is quite high. She's hard-working, but is also very gruff and a little awkward to be around due to her weird balance of Manly-Man and Girly-Girl.
Best Match: Yuuki Aira
Rival: Ryo, in a friendly way. She likes to exchange tips with him about how to be manly.
Best Friend: Haru
Fun Fact: Miyuzaki likes to be called “Miyu-kun” since it makes her sound manly.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 04:33:16 am
Name: Nakamura Kyou
Age: 23
B-W-H: 88-84-85
Hobbies: Flirting, Having perverted thoughts, Calligraphy
Image Color: Turquoise
Kyou is the perverted older brother of Kenchi and is likely where Kenchi himself learned about a lot of the things he often mentions wanting to do to poor Makoto. Kyou was the first of the Nakamura children to notice Kenchi's talent and at last decided to become an idol with him and Kyoko. His main motivation was that it would help him appear to more women around the world, but he also hoped to help Kenchi support his family since he's the Nakamura child that spends the most money (I'm not going to tell you on what, but you might be able to guess). He was quick to encourage Kenchi to join the All-Stars, instructing his little brother to “bring me back the one with the giant hooters, alright?!” He tends to conflict with his sister, Kyoko, who is not only very pro-feminist and greatly discourages Kyou's dirty behavior, but also considers herself the most mature member of the family and is quick to reprimand Kyou for spending his money on things he shouldn't (despite her own laziness and tendency to waste money on food).
Kyou's dance stat is his lowest stat, purely because, much like Hokuto, he doesn't really care about his dancing and figures it really isn't all that important. While Kyou can pull off choreography when he's given it, the challenge is getting him to actually do something.
Kyou's visual stat is his highest stat, mainly because it seems all he ever wants to do is try to make himself look as handsome as possible for all the women of the world. Unfortunately, when placed next to Jupiter (just...all of Jupiter), Kyou's appearance pales in comparison.
Kyou's vocal stat is decently high, but not stunningly high. He can certainly carry a tune and really sings quite well, but he's also a bit awkward and doesn't put nearly as much effort into improving as he ought to.
Kyou's character depends on who he's talking to. He's very blunt and tends to really irritate people like Kyoko (who is annoyed by his constant flirting), Chihaya (who is annoyed that he's constantly making some sort of jab at her bust size), and Yukiho (who is very distressed that he seems to really enjoy talking about her body as much as possible when they're together). Still, Kyou really is a great big brother to Kenchi and is always there for his siblings when they need him, even going so far as to leave a date to help them out (which is really pretty huge for him). When placed with a girl he likes, Kyou can prove to be quite the gentleman. The problem is placing him with the right person—the wrong person will surely find him irritating, but the right person (i.e. Hiromi or his siblings) will really appreciate his sweet side.
Best Match: Ishida Akira
Rival: None
Best Friend: Kenchi, Kyoko...and all girls.
Fun Fact: In Kyou's own true ending, he marries Hiromi, a move that shocks his siblings who claim they thought he would never get married since he seemed like the type that “couldn't be tied down to one woman”. Kyou is also the polar opposite of Kenchi in many ways, like Kyoko: he's immature, loud, and boisterous, not to mention the fact that he throws his love around like a toy (until bonding with Hiromi) and prefers a girl with a nice body to a girl with a nice attitude.

((ISHIDA AKIRA HAS A VOICE FROM HEAVEN OKAY. Seriously though, I just couldn't resist choosing him to voice the resident bishounen pervert of the group.

...HNNNNGGG~ <3 *fangirl spaz*))
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 04:34:45 am
Name: Nakamura Kyoko
Age: 17
B-W-H: 80-58-78
Hobbies: Skeeball, Hockey
Image Color: Dark Blue
Kyoko is Kenchi's twin sister and part of the reason why they are all idols now. She agreed readily when Kyou and Kenchi decided to become idols. Kyoko had talent, but her laziness prevented her from improving too much, meaning she wasn't good enough to be invited to the All-Stars. Still, she was quick to encourage Kenchi to take the opportunity.
Kyoko's dance stat is, like Kyou's, very low. She doesn't put much effort into getting better at dancing and, while she can dance, her dancing requires a lot of work.
Kyoko's visual stat is her highest stat. She has a pretty face and is quite attractive, which is only aided by her tendency to deck out in jewelry (particularly two long, elegant earrings she's almost always wearing)  and make-up. Still, she doesn't like to spend too much time making herself perfect and can look a bit awkward some days.
Kyoko's vocal stat is decently high. She can sing and sings quite well, but she isn't in the business of improving and her voice could use work, especially in the technical areas.
Kyoko's character is decent at best. She's lazy and a big eater, often prioritizing a bite to eat over lessons. But those who truly know Kyoko can vouch that she can be very mature and level-headed when she needs to and is a great source of moral support. She's also fiercely protective over those she loves and was the first to defend Kenchi from their parents when they were children.
Best Match: Hikasa Yoko
Rival: None
Best Friend: Kenchi and Kyou
Fun Fact: Kyoko is the first girl born to the Nakamura family in three generations. Kyoko is also the polar opposite in Kenchi in many ways, like Kyou: she's lazy, somewhat inconsiderate, and quick to lash out.

((And now you've met all the Nakamura children. I actually really love them all. Even Kyou.))
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: ZetaFlare on March 03, 2014, 06:03:11 am
I don't know why, but I'm imagining Kyou with black hair and wearing a dark blue trenchcoat.  ;)

As for Kyoko...lazy? Yoko Hikasa? Sounds like Hotaru has some competition (except the latter's vocal is higher than her visual, though they are both very high).
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 09:53:26 pm
I don't know why, but I'm imagining Kyou with black hair and wearing a dark blue trenchcoat.  ;)

As for Kyoko...lazy? Yoko Hikasa? Sounds like Hotaru has some competition (except the latter's vocal is higher than her visual, though they are both very high).

Well, the black hair part is right. :P And now that you mention it, I'm starting to realize that he probably WOULD just walk around town in a trench coat.
Course, he'd probably definitely get arrested for looking like being a molester...

Don't worry, Kyoko's lazy but passionate. :P But I didn't even realize they had the same VA. Why do I keep doing this...? ;D

Thanks for your support, by the way. :D
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 10:21:41 pm
Finished some more extra profiles!

Name: Hajimari Shiori
Age: 21
B-W-H: 93-60-91
Hobbies: Stamp collecting, Cooking
Image Color: Pastel Green
Shiori became an idol for one reason and one reason only—to become popular. She is extremely passive-agressive, maybe even bipolar, and her sudden fury often scared away potential friends. Because of this, Shiori grew up extremely lonely, and longed to make herself known to the world as a pleasant and bubbly woman. With encouragement from her best friend, Kenai, and her parents (who she has refused to move away from), she decided to become an idol.
Shiori's dance stat is actually quite high. She's talented at dance styles like ballet and ballroom, while her problem lies with pop or jazz or hip-hop. Still, Shiori's movements are always fluid and smooth.
Shiori's visual stat is quite high due to her lovely appearance, but not quite as high as her vocal.
Shiori's vocal stat is her highest stat, due to her pretty, lilting voice. While she can be a bit awkward in her voice, she still had enough talent to be considered for the All-Stars (until Uane beat her out).
Shiori's character is complicated. While most of the time she is very sweet, and a bit of an “Onee-chan” type character, when irritated, even over something tiny, she explodes in fury and goes on a rampage...only to go right back to being sweet and innocent when she's done. She's definitely a very hard one to handle.
Best Match: Takahashi Mikako
Rival: No one, but everyone at the same time
Best Friend: Everyone, but no one at the same time
Fun Fact: Shiori was named after Kazami Shun's mom, which was the first time I ever heard the name Shiori. I liked it and chose it for this character. ...My name inspirations are weird. Shiori's kind and pleasant side is nicknamed “Shiroi”, a bit of a pun on her name, in romaji, being only a letter off from “Shiroi”, meaning “white” (but I'm pretty sure all of you know that). Her angry, demanding side is called “Akai Shiori”, or “Red Shiori”.
When Shiori is angry, she has a habit of calling out, “GUYAAH!”
Shiori is also desperately in love with Makoto and greatly intimidates Yukiho. Actually, she intimidates Makoto too, who is honestly terrified that Shiori will assault her one day.
Poor girls.

((Side note from me: So many of these girls ended up in love with Makoto because I'M in love with Makoto. XD So yeah. My feelings transferred to my characters.
It actually goes for Yori too, since Yori like, IS me, but she's too indifferent to do anything about it.
Also, in almost every other work I do, I put careful attention towards not paying too much attention to Makoto, and almost all of my fanfictions either focus on each girl equally or divide equal attention between a few of the girls. Some of them just have a main character who flat-out isn't Makoto.
SO I HAVE NO REGRETS.))
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 10:23:32 pm
Name: Shingetsu Izuni
Age: 15
B-W-H: 76-56-73
Hobbies: Sketching, Motivational speaking
Image Color: Mahogany
Izuni is the kind of girl that prefers helping others to helping herself. Ever since she was little, she's loved trying to make everyone feel good about themselves and find a way to live up to her potential, and she often took place in speech clubs in school. It was when Izuni was fourteen that she discovered idols, and decided to try and become an idol whose songs could inspire the world. Unfortunately, her hard work wasn't quite enough to get her into the All-Stars, but Grace feels that in many ways, Izuni could be one of the group's biggest rivals.
Izuni's dance stat is among the best, at least among the other 331 Pro girls (and boy). She's great at memorizing choreography and has an impeccable sense of rhythm. With a little extra work, Grace feels she'll be able to surpass even Benima.
Izuni's visual stat is quite average. While her appearance is certainly unique (due in part to her dyed-blonde hair), she lacks the physical features to really appear beautiful.
Izuni's vocal stat is quite high. She puts a lot of feeling into her songs no matter what she's singing and has a great time using her songs to move people. Still, she can be  bit shaky and lacks skill in many of the technical aspects of singing, but she's working hard.
Izuni may have one of the best characters of anyone, ever—even being high enough to be nearly on par with Aime's. Because Izuni puts all her effort into helping others, she's always smiling and never upset. Still, Izuni can be a bit of a loudmouth and is quite a handful.
Best Match: LiSA
Rival: Hibiki, in a friendly way.
Best Friend: Byakura
Fun Fact: Izuni's last name was chosen based off of Shingetsu Joseph from Idolmaster: Xenoglossia.

((And with Izuni, 331's extra girls are done! Three more from DP, and then I'm going to post a quick lowdown on the best way to achieve each girl's best ending through her interactions. ...or his, in the case of Kenchi (and Kyou, who actually has a best ending himself). Stay tuned!))
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 10:24:30 pm
Name: Toyaguchi Megumi
Age: 17
B-W-H: 91-57-72
Hobbies: Studying, Photography
Image Color: Pale Orange
Megumi is, despite her glasses, a total moron. This frustrates Megumi beyond belief, and she wishes desperately to become intelligent like all her friends. For whatever reason, her search for knowledge leads her to a career as an idol (she was likely inspired by the genius Ritsuko). She is hoping to one day  acquire genius-level intelligence through her career.
Megumi's dance stat is decent. She can certainly dance, but she has trouble with timing and is a bit scatterbrained, leading to her forgetting steps quite often.
Megumi's visual stat is decently high, due to her attractive face. Despite her large glasses and the fact that those glasses are often the point of teasing from her classmates, she really is quite pretty.
Megumi's vocal stat is quite high, though not quite as high as her visual (though they are very nearly evenly matched). She has a nice voice, though it gets a bit awkward when her notes get too high or too low.
Megumi's character is average. She's good-natured, but also easily discouraged, especially when she happens to be caught during a test period at school when all her focus is on studying.
Best Match: Fujita Saki
Rival: Ritsuko, in a friendly way. Megumi admires Ritsuko's intelligence and wants to be like her one day.
Best Friend: Fuyu
Fun Fact: I named her after Toyoguchi Megumi, a voice actress I like. Also her name is catchy to say, especially the Western way. Megumi Toyoguchi. Megumi Toyoguchi. Megumi Toyoguchi. AHAHA~. <3 A shame I couldn't make Megumi's chosen voice actress Toyoguchi Megumi.

((Random note: When looking back over Megumi's profile, I accidentally read her hobby "photography" as pornography. And I was freaking out, because, "HOLY FISHSTICKS, WHEN DID I WRITE THAT?!" Then I read it again and realized it really was "photography" after all. I do that a lot...))
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 10:44:22 pm
Name: Orihime Miageteru/“Mia”
Age: 16
B-W-H: 81-52-79
Hobbies: Cloudgazing, Dressing up
Image Color: Salmon Pink
Mia was raised in a rich family to be a refined and pleasant young lady. Unfortunately for her parents, that was far from the truth. Despite her cute and refined appearance, Mia is a bit of a rebel. She always had a nice voice, but it was a voice that conflicted greatly with her appearance. In order to get more in touch with her “wild side” and thus make her appearance match her voice, Mia joined Dreamland Pro as an idol.
Mia's dance is actually quite low, especially when she's dancing to hip-hop songs. Despite her desire to appear as more of a punk, Mia is very fond of ballet, and does dances like that quite well, if not slow. Her rhythm is almost always at least a bit off.
Mia's visual is high, though not higher than her vocal. Her appearance is described as “elegant lolita princess” by her president, Usagi. While Mia is the perfect blend of “rich young miss” and “cute little darling”, she's a little awkward about her appearance and spends long nights trying to make herself look like a punk, to no avail (maybe she needs lessons from Gin).
Mia's vocal stat is her highest, due to the work she puts into it. While it's a little weird at times (especially considering how cutesy she looks and how deep her voice is), she still has a fair amount of talent.
Mia's character is decent. She can be spoiled and hard to handle, but when it comes down to it, Mia will always be a loyal friend.
Best Match: Eir Aoi
Rival: Iori, in a friendly way.
Best Friend: Chiharu
Fun Fact: Mia is the only idol of mine aside from Kenchi who is almost always addressed by her nickname (Mia).
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 10:56:17 pm
Name: Haruno Akita
Age: 14
B-W-H: 79-59-89
Hobbies: Track & Field, Horseshoes
Image Color: Crimson
Akita has had a crush on her classmate Jirou for as long as anyone could remember...but has always been too shy to say anything. Still, Akita didn't become an idol to get famous enough that he'd love her...no, that wasn't her motivation at all. Akita worked hard to become an idol to gain confidence in talking to boys. She wants to get better at winning over a crowd, and when she feels she has the confidence to do anything, she wants to finally confess to the love of her life. Her earnest feelings and hard work make Grace believe that out of all the Dreamland Pro idols, Akita's the one to watch out for.
Akita's dance stat is her highest stat. She's athletic and has great stamina, making it easier to go for hours without stopping. Her movements are sharp when need be and fluid when need be. In fact, Grace sees Akita's dancing as on par with Izuni's, and is waiting for the day when the two girls will reach the level of idols such as Hibiki and Natsu.
Akita's visual stat is average. While she's an attractive girl, she's also very average in appearance and really doesn't stand out.
Akita's vocal stat is slightly above average, but could still use work. Her voice and her range are impressive, though she still has problems with really expressing her feelings in her songs.
Akita's character is high, though not as high as the likes of Yayoi or Aime or Izuni. She's pleasant to be around and very good-natured and friendly, but she gets discouraged easily and has a bit of a temper if you get on her bad side. Akita is also still awkward when talking to boys and sometimes says something that sounds weird in front of her male fans.
Best Match: Sawashiro Miyuki
Rival: None
Best Friend: Kurosaki Jirou, a boy in her class who she has a crush on.
Fun Fact: Akita was originally named Aki and was created as part of a “project” to have an idol for every season (“Fuyu” is winter, “Haru” is spring, “Natsu” is summer, and “Aki” is autumn), but her name was changed at the last second to avoid conflict with one of my little sister's idol OCs who was also named Aki.

((This concludes the extra profiles. In just a second, I'll post the list I mentioned earlier, from both sides: the All-Stars, and the extra batch. I may go back and write one up from the original cast's perspective too.))
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 03, 2014, 11:06:00 pm
Enra, Benima, and Uane: No matter the amount of interaction they have with the other girls, their ending will not change. These three are antisocial anyhow, so whether they form bonds with the others, ignore them completely, or have a medium amount of interactions with them, they will not change.
Kenchi and Byakura: Their interactions with Kyoko, Kyou, and Izuni, and with Makoto (Kenchi) or Chihaya (Byakura) are CRITCALLY important to getting their true endings. If Kenchi doesn't interact with his siblings either more than half of the time or all the time, they begin to think he treasures his idol job above them and they develop ill feelings towards Kenchi. Kenchi is so depressed that he quits as an idol before his true ending can be reached. If Byakura doesn't interact with Izuni either more than half of the time or all the time, the pressure of being an idol and all the negative things that happen just become too much and she suffers a mental breakdown.  Failure to allow Kenchi to interact with Makoto enough throws him into a state of “withdrawal” and he begins almost hallucinating that nearly everyone he sees is his beloved “girlfriend”. Eventually, it becomes so bad that his siblings have to pull him out of the idol world completely. Failure to allow Byakura to interact with Chihaya enough will cause her to start believing that she'll never be as good as Chihaya, and that she's useless. No amount of coaxing from Producer will get her to lighten up, and Byakura either quits (if you would have gotten her perfect ending aside from her interactions with Chihaya) or suffers from a severe panic attack onstage and is forced into retirement (if your treatment of her throughout was just so-so).
Koko, Natsuki, Neku, Chiharu, Guru, Aime and Ruka: To achieve these girl's true endings, they must interact with the others, though the amount they interact with them doesn't matter. As long as they have chances to be around other people, it's alright.
Natsu&Nami, Mariko, Haru, Hiromi, Fuyu, and Soumin: These girls will operate best when interacting with the others half of the time or more. While it isn't CRITICALLY important that they get to interact with the groups constantly, they appreciate spending time with people. If you fail to let them interact with the others enough, they will feel upset and will fail to cheer up enough for a proper final concert.
Hiromi in particular achieves a special true ending if you allow her to interact with Nakamura Kyou as much as possible. Her best true ending involves her marrying Kyou and both of them retiring as idols. Hiromi's true ending can still be achieved without this addition, but she seems her happiest if you do let her see Kyou.
Yori: Yori is the only idol of the group whose true ending can only be achieved by having her interact with others the LEAST amount possible. While Yori is about the same level of antisocial as Uane, Benima, and Enra, she is also incredibly socially awkward, a loner, and even a tad bit shy. Yori is very content with her friends and doesn't really want to get heavily involved with more. She often claims that most of her problems stem from her always having to help everyone she knows with THEIR problems. If you make Yori interact with the others too much, her true ending will be negated by all the people she “bonded” with bombarding her with their problems. Yori breaks down and loses her indifferent composure for (possibly) the first time you've ever known her and admits that she can't stand having to always be strong and take care of other people. She admits that she's just getting way too stressed out and she can't handle having so my problems thrown at her to solve. If you would have gotten her true ending aside from interactions, Producer is given one last chance to calm her down (through a touch interaction). Failure to properly complete this final test (by any means of comforting and meaningful contact, like a brief caress of the face or a prolonged touch on the shoulder) results in Yori realizing that she can't even rely on Producer and reluctantly quitting as an idol. If your treatment of Yori throughout was so-so or just plain bad on top of her interactions being too many, you will not receive your final chance to comfort her and keep her around as an idol and she will just quit, admitting that she's not even sad. Her indifference has extended to her idoldom.
The exceptions are if you limit Yori's time with everyone EXCEPT Kyoko, Izuni, Chihaya, and Takane. If Yori interacts with Kyoko more often than usual, her true ending can still be achieved. This is because Kyoko shares her indifference and will not bombard her with problems, thus activating her little nervous breakdown.
Chihaya and Takane are very mature, and also would not be the types to bombard Yori with problems. Thus, interacting with Chihaya and Takane can actually prove to be good for Yori, and may help cancel the effects of her talking to others too much. If you fear you may have given Yori too much time with others, let her talk to Chihaya or Takane more.
Izuni is training to be a motivational speaker, so some time with her is good for Yori. However, you must be careful with letting these two interact—if Yori talks to Izuni too many times in a row, she'll begin to get very annoyed and you'll be back to where you started.

As for the extra group:

Megumi: Nothing much happens no matter what kind of relationship your idol forms with her, but the more Fuyu talks with her, the more likely she is to achieve a true ending since the two are best friends.
Mia: Like Megumi, no matter what relationships your idol has with her, their ending will not change. Chiharu's true ending is easier to achieve if you let her talk to Mia often.
Akita: No matter the relationship anyone has with her, their ending will not change.
Gin: Gin is very troublesome. If your idol completely ignores her, nothing much happens. If they bond with her, they are more likely to get a true ending. If they have medium interactions with her, however, most of them (the exceptions being Uane, Enra, and Benima) will not be able to achieve a true ending. If Gin is unable to bond with anyone, her OWN bad ending comes into play, and she eventually dies from an accident induced by drunk driving. The idol that spoke with her, but didn't bond with her, will hear this news and become incredibly saddened that she(/he) couldn't do anything to save her. If the idol DOES bond with Gin, she is able to quit smoking and drinking through a long and painful process with the idol's help.
Shiori: Interactions with Shiori don't really matter...unless your idol of choice is either Kenchi or Natsu. Shiori, like Kenchi, has an obsession with Makoto and will stop at NOTHING to destroy everyone who gets in her way. Too many interactions between Kenchi and Shiori may cause Kenchi to enter Dark Kenchi mode more often and could negate his true ending by causing him to fall into his “withdrawal” ending. This can be negated by having him interact with Makoto at every opportunity.
Natsu is less severe, but causing her to be around Shiori too much will cause her own crush on Makoto to surface, and she may become very cross. It won't have a big affect on her, but it may cause problems with her relationships.
Miyuzaki: If your idol of choice is Haru, interactions with Miyuzaki are a good thing, but are not critically important. Other than that, Miyuzaki can be basically ignored without it causing problems.
Kyoko: Kyoko can be ignored without consequence unless your idol of choice is Kenchi. If Kenchi is not allowed to interact with Kyoko enough, she will become cross and becomes so upset that her relationship with him deteriorates and she begins to almost hate him. This upsets Kenchi so much that he quits.
Kyoko is also one of the only idols that can interact with Yori more than half of the times possible without activating her bad ending.
Kyou: Much like Kyoko, interactions with Kyou only matter if your idol of choice is Kenchi. Failing to let Kenchi speak to Kyou enough makes Kyou cross with his little brother, so much that he begins to ignore Kenchi, who gets so upset that he quits.
Also, to achieve Kyou's own true ending, you must let Hiromi interact with him a large amount of times. If you do, Kyou and Hiromi get married.
Izuni: Izuni is a lot like Kyou and Kyoko in that the only time it matters how many times she interacts with others is with Byakura. Failure to let Byakura talk to Izuni enough will result in Byakura's nervous breakdown. Other than Byakura, it doesn't matter.
Having Yori interact with Izuni can help cancel out letting her talk to others too often, since Izuni likes to help people with problems instead of load people with problems. A dose of Izuni's speeches once in a while will help Yori to relax. Too much time with Izuni, however, will negate this and make Yori extremely annoyed.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 03, 2014, 11:58:36 pm
Failure to allow Byakura to interact with Chihaya enough will cause her to start believing that she'll never be as good as Chihaya, and that she's useless. No amount of coaxing from Producer will get her to lighten up, and Byakura either quits (if you would have gotten her perfect ending aside from her interactions with Chihaya) or suffers from a severe panic attack onstage and is forced into retirement (if your treatment of her throughout was just so-so).

No! It's too cruel! :'(  I will never let it happen! 8)

I think your idea of interaction conception is excellent! Now I'm not just looking forward, I CANNOT WAIT for the stories! And I like Megumi, by the way. ^-^
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 04, 2014, 02:06:46 am
No! It's too cruel! :'(  I will never let it happen! 8)

I think your idea of interaction conception is excellent! Now I'm not just looking forward, I CANNOT WAIT for the stories! And I like Megumi, by the way. ^-^

I'm glad you think so! You'll make an excellent producer to her. XD

Thank you! I quite like it too. Also, I'm glad you like Megumi. So do I. ;D

Kenchi's (spoiler-filled) communication is now complete. I'm going to write out a lesson with Byakura and an audition with Neku, and when that's done I'll upload it all somewhere and let you guys read it so you can get a feel for how things are gonna go. Then I'll get started actually writing things in order. XD
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 04, 2014, 07:57:12 am
Kenchi's (spoiler-filled) communication is now complete. I'm going to write out a lesson with Byakura and an audition with Neku, and when that's done I'll upload it all somewhere and let you guys read it so you can get a feel for how things are gonna go. Then I'll get started actually writing things in order. XD

Okay, I'm in a Waiting Mode! 0:)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 06, 2014, 07:04:09 pm
*trumpet fanfare* It's done!

I've written out a few examples of how the story will be, and now have an example of every type of chapter there will be (communication, story event, lesson, and audition). It's been uploaded as a private document on Scribd (but you guys can still read it with this link) and I now release it to the Project iM@S public!

**Warning: 765 Pro girls are involved explicitly at one point and they may or may not get out-of-character a bit. Takane in particular is hard for me. And, actually, Makoto to a lesser extent, despite the fact that I adore her to death and practically STUDY how to keep her in-character. It just doesn't work.
So they may get OOC. Like crazy. I'm sorry.**

Without further ado, the sample book! More information is included in the description of the story. Enjoy! Or don't.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/211019824/All-Stars-Book?secret_password=oxrztzr44ha6wn22ybg (http://www.scribd.com/doc/211019824/All-Stars-Book?secret_password=oxrztzr44ha6wn22ybg)

Let me know what you think so far. :) I'd love to hear from you.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 06, 2014, 10:38:18 pm
I have a song list for the main twenty girls, but I've gone back and revised that a bit (changed one of Hiromi's songs from Tsumetai Heya, Hitori to Bad Apple!! and changed one of Nami's songs from Flower Garden to Aqua Terrarium) and now I've got one for the new group of nine too. So...here:

Izuni: Crossing Field (LiSA) and Hanabi (Gakari Ikimono)
Miyuzaki: Zankoku yo Kibou to Nare (Yuuki Aira) and LAMENT ~Yagate Yorokobi o~ (Yuuki Aira)
Mia: INNOCENCE (Eir Aoi) and Spiral (Angela)
Akita: Ambivalent World (Sawashiro Miyuki) and Colorful Days (Kitamura Eri)
Megumi: Empty Stomach Song (Vocaloid) and Overfly (Haruna Luna)
Kyoko: Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai (Hikasa Yoko) and Evil Food Eater Conchita (Vocaloid)
Kyou: The Madness of Duke Venomania (Vocaloid) and Secret ~Dareka no Message~ (Ishida Akira)
Gin: Endless Story (Tamura Yukari) and Black Diamond (Mizuki Nana)
Shiori: Tsumetai Heya, Hitori (Takahashi Mikako) and Hana no Saku Basho (Imai Asami)


COULDN'T RESIST THE VERY STRONG URGE TO MAKE ONE OF KYOU'S THE VOCALOID LUST SONG. SO I DID. Because seriously, knowing that song and knowing Kyou, how could I not?!
Also Kyoko's a bit of a glutton, so she gets Gluttony Song.
I'm tempted to give Kenchi Greed Song since he's the greedy one of the family (with good reason, but still). We'll see.
In any case...these are the songs this group tends to use against the All-Stars in auditions. Gives you an idea of the kinds of songs they sing.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 07, 2014, 12:04:56 am
Remember how I talked about writing out one of those "this is the best way to achieve the best ending for this idol" things for the original cast? Well, I got carried away and did. So here:

Ami/Mami: No matter what kind of interaction your idol has with the twins, their ending will not change. Energetic and friendly idols seem happier if you let them talk to the twins a lot, though, and try to limit their time with Yori as much as possible.
Azusa: Interactions with Azusa don't matter no matter who your idol is. Hiromi is always happy to talk to her, though, and be careful about Yori.
Chihaya: Byakura's interactions with Chihaya are critically important. Too little interactions between the two will depress Byakura so much that she either quits as an idol (if your treatment of her throughout was spot-on) or has a panic attack onstage and is forced into an early retirement (if your treatment of her throughout was so-so or just plain bad). If your idol talks with Chihaya occasionally, they will get a better ending by following through on it and bonding with her. Yori's bad ending can be avoided by letting her talk to Chihaya.
Haruka: Interactions with Haruka don't really matter, but an occasional chat with her is good for all of the idols (especially Aime and Mariko).
Hibiki: Interactions with Hibiki don't really matter either, but letting Chiharu talk to her often is good for both of them. In addition, try not to let Byakura talk to Hibiki too much; Hibiki has an arrogant side and too much time around Byakura can upset the shy idol (she'll begin to think she'll never be as good as Hibiki, though her true ending can still be achieved).
Iori: Like Hibiki, interactions with Iori don't really matter, but try to limit Byakura's time with her as much as possible. Arrogant idols and Byakura's lack of self-esteem don't mix.
Makoto: Interactions with Makoto are critically important only if your idol of choice is Kenchi. Failure to let Kenchi talk to his “future wife” enough will throw him into a state of “withdrawal” and he starts hallucinating about seeing Makoto everywhere he looks. It eventually gets so bad his siblings have to force him into retirement. Aside from Kenchi, interactions with Makoto don't really matter, but Natsu and Natsuki seem a bit happier if you let them see her every once in a while.
If you let Kenchi talk to Makoto enough, he unlocks a special best ending in which he manages to get her to warm up to him enough to agree to go on a secret date with him.
Miki: Miki doesn't really have an effect on your idols, but Natsuki really loves spending time with her, and if you let them see each other enough they become almost like best friends, and Natsuki's new Teenage Girl best friend keeps her feeling excited every day. Still, nothing bad will happen if Natsuki doesn't see Miki very often.
Ritsuko: Ritsuko never really makes appearances, but Soumin will occasionally ask to go talk to her if you do an audition against Ryuuguu Komachi. If you don't allow her to, you'll have to work extra hard to get Soumin's best true ending. Letting Soumin talk to Ritsuko as much as possible lets her tell the producer how much she's been improving, and if they talk enough, eventually Soumin convinces Ritsuko to come on stage with her.
Takane: Interactions with Takane don't really matter, but Fuyu seems happy to talk to her. In addition, letting Enra talk with Takane enough unlocks a special ending where the two of them actually become close friends and often go out for ramen together. Letting Yori talk to Takane can help negate her bad ending.
Yayoi: Yayoi is always good to talk to no matter the idol, just because of her...Yayoi-ness (Yori is the one exception, because she's Yori). Still, it isn't critically important for the idols to talk to her.
Yukiho: Yukiho is good to talk to if your idol of choice is either Byakura or Nami, but no matter the amount of times your idol talks to her, her ending will not change.

Ai: Ai is like Yayoi in the sense that every idol (except Yori) benefits from time with her (even Benima, Enra, and Uane), but the amount of time spent with her does not affect the idols' endings (except Yori, again).
Eri: Eri's like Yukiho. Time with her doesn't affect the girls' endings, but Byakura and Nami are always happy to talk to her. Yori can also talk to her a little more often than the others, but still not too much, because both of them started out very antisocial and very into the internet (though Yori was never quite a hikikomori).
Ryo: Haru seems happy to talk to Ryo (both of them have opposite problems—Haru wants a cute voice and Ryo wants to be manly—but Miyuzaki is pals with both of them, and Haru enjoys sharing tips with Ryo), but no amount of interaction with him will change any idols' ending. Except Yori.
It's also a good idea to send Kenchi to chat with him, but only if you've passed the audition. If you pass the audition, Kenchi is in a good mood and will have a pleasant time chatting with Ryo, who is also mature but a bit (OK, very) feminine. But if Kenchi fails the audition, he's more likely to go into Dark Kenchi mode, and therefore sending him to talk to Ryo is a horrible idea. Mainly because Ryo also knows Makoto, so when Kenchi goes off on a rant about how much he loves her (which happens in almost every conversation he has) and Ryo decides to say something like, “Oh yeah, I knew her. She's a good friend of mine,” Kenchi will snap and likely attack the poor kid, which WILL get him in trouble.
So.

Hokuto: Nami is always positively ecstatic to talk to Hokuto, and if you sense Natsu is feeling down she'll usually perk up after chatting with him, but speaking with him will not affect the endings of the idols. Conversely, Enra in particular (but also Uane, Benima, and Yori) seem almost upset to be sent to chat with Hokuto, and it is usually up to the producer to actually tell them to go, instead of them asking to go. Still, if they are sent to say “hello” every once in a while, their endings won't change. A saddened Haru being sent to chat with Hokuto is also good. Also Natsuki.
Basically, if the idol appreciates male attention, it is ALWAYS a good thing (but not critically important) to send them to talk with Hokuto, and if the idol is antisocial (or Byakura who is shy, or Kenchi who's a man though quite feminine and intimidated by manly men like Jupiter) it's USUALLY a bad idea (though still not critically important).
It's also a particularly horrible idea to send Kenchi to Hokuto moreso than the other Jupiter boys, just because if (or more like, “when”) Kenchi goes off on a rant about Makoto and Hokuto decides to put in his own two cents, Kenchi will almost inevitably go into Dark Kenchi mode. Which is bad.
Shouta: Shouta's like Ai and Yayoi for the most part, except for Enra, Benima, Uane, and Yori. Also, if your idol is a little aggressive (Chiharu, Soumin, and Natsu in particular) it could be a bad thing to send them to Shouta since he might use their tempers to an advantage to get free stuff (like by claiming they made him cry so they feel bad and offer to buy him lunch. Like what he did to Hibiki and Takane.)
Touma: Touma is like Hibiki and Iori. While for the most part, talking to him won't change anything (Benima, Uane, and Enra might actually appreciate it since they all get to be mad at everything together), sending Byakura to him is a very, VERY bad idea, so much so that it could actually negate the effects sending her to talk to Chihaya and Izuni has and make her depressed. It's also a bad idea to send Kenchi to him. Because Kenchi is Kenchi and Touma is Touma, and Touma and Kenchi just don't mix.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 08, 2014, 12:16:29 am
I like it! Especially Chihaya's meeting with Byakura and Ruka, as well as Ritsuko's meeting with Soumin! By the way, what does "-ssi" mean? Is it a Korean honorfic?
Your conception is great! If you treat your idol well, she will do her lessons well and win an audition as a result!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 08, 2014, 12:26:19 am
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.

"-ssi" is a Korean honorific kinda like "-san" in Japanese. When attached to a person's first name, it is considered polite and respectful, but when attached to a last name, it connotes that you think of yourself as higher in rank than the other and is considered very rude (which is why Soumin addresses Ritsuko as "Akizuki-ssi"--she wants to show Ritsuko that she thinks of herself as better than Ritsuko and intends to sound rude).

Thanks! Isn't that how it should go, after all~? If you want your idol to do well, treat her well~.

Except, I always insult Makoto when I producer her and make her mad at me because I have no clue what I'm saying...
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Post by: liza94 on March 08, 2014, 12:40:07 am
"-ssi" is a Korean honorific kinda like "-san" in Japanese. When attached to a person's first name, it is considered polite and respectful, but when attached to a last name, it connotes that you think of yourself as higher in rank than the other and is considered very rude (which is why Soumin addresses Ritsuko as "Akizuki-ssi"--she wants to show Ritsuko that she thinks of herself as better than Ritsuko and intends to sound rude).

Thank you for the information!

Thanks! Isn't that how it should go, after all~? If you want your idol to do well, treat her well~.

Yes, I agree with you! ;)

By the way, I've found a great song for Uane! It is called "Wakare ~ aisurumono-tachi e ~":

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm1003827&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm7405281%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 08, 2014, 12:53:26 am
Thank you for the information!

Yes, I agree with you! ;)

By the way, I've found a great song for Uane! It is called "Wakare ~ aisurumono-tachi e ~":

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm1003827&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm7405281%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

You're welcome!

That song is actually really beautiful. I'm definitely keeping Datengoku Sensen, but I might switch out Kanashimi wo Mukou He for this one. Thanks! :D

By the way! With the addition of Kyou as Akira Ishida, I now have the entire group of Turiavita! To celebrate, I'm drawing a fanart of my OCs cosplaying as their respective character.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 08, 2014, 01:06:14 am
That song is actually really beautiful. I'm definitely keeping Datengoku Sensen, but I might switch out Kanashimi wo Mukou He for this one. Thanks! :D

I don't like "Kanashimi no mukou e" for some reason...
"Wakare ~Aisuru monotachi e~" is sung by Mayumi Sudou.

By the way! With the addition of Kyou as Akira Ishida, I now have the entire group of Turiavita! To celebrate, I'm drawing a fanart of my OCs cosplaying as their respective character.

Yay!!! Masters, GO!!!  ;D
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 08, 2014, 01:14:52 am
I don't like "Kanashimi no mukou e" for some reason...
"Wakare ~Aisuru monotachi e~" is sung by Mayumi Sudou.

I like that song a lot, but I can see why some people wouldn't. :)
Just made the change.

Yay!!! Masters, GO!!!  ;D

I'm already almost done with it. XD MY SHIPS ARE COMING TRUE BEFORE MY EYES. <3

Byakura/Yukiho is giving me a lot of trouble. Partially because I can't seem to find a good picture of Yukiho in her Turiavita uniform, and partially because Yukiho is HUGE and Byakura has, like, no boobs.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 08, 2014, 01:25:42 am
Byakura/Yukiho is giving me a lot of trouble. Partially because I can't seem to find a good picture of Yukiho in her Turiavita uniform

Is this one alright?

(http://i.imgur.com/dXQhCwS.jpg?1)
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 08, 2014, 01:30:15 am
Actually, yes, that's like, perfect! Thanks! :D

I keep trying to tell myself, "You know, I made a Xenoglossia board for a reason," but what the heck. XD
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Post by: ZetaFlare on March 08, 2014, 05:13:56 am
I like that song a lot, but I can see why some people wouldn't. :)

I like it too. Trouble is it reminds me of the School Days anime's nightmare-inducing ending...
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 08, 2014, 06:09:15 am
I like it too. Trouble is it reminds me of the School Days anime's nightmare-inducing ending...

I've never actually seen School Days, but I've heard so much about it that I feel like I have, so I know what ending you're talkign about. It freaks me out too, but not as much as Corpse Party. Just...just Corpse Party. All of it.
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 08, 2014, 08:42:48 pm
Quick Update!:

Switched one of Megumi's songs from Promise to Overfly (Haruna Luna). This is because I switched Koko's from Overfly to World is Mine.
The reason for this is because Haruka Tomatsu, who I chose for Koko's VA (but not Haruka Tomatsu as Ai, Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna), also voices Noloty Malache in Tatakau Shisho, and Noloty has a whole episode about how "the world belongs to her". I was so inspired that I gave her World is Mine. XD References for the win!

Also posted a quick fanart of Haru, Kyou, Enra, Byakura, and Soumin cosplaying as Turiavita from Xenoglossia because they all share voice actors. MORE REFERENCES. YAY.

Bye.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 13, 2014, 02:42:38 am
You will post the first part of a communication, and the rest will depend on the reader's choice, am I right?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 13, 2014, 02:45:53 am
Pretty much! Did you end up reading the communications in the book? That's exactly how it's gonna go: I write out the whole thing as Perfect, Normal, and Bad, and the reader has to do a bit of jumping around to see which one uses the response they would, and that determines which ending they would get. As a general rule, if you get more than one-third of your answers from a certain communication, you probably got that communication (for instance, one-third of your answers came from the Normal Communication scenario, so you can assume you got a Normal Communication, and therefore no change to your idol's stats or tension).
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 13, 2014, 03:11:35 am
I'M FOND OF CATS.
SO, I'M FOND OF THE CHARACTERS WHO LIKE CATS.
I'M FOND OF CHIHAYA KISARAGI.
SO, I'M FOND OF OTHER FANS LIKE MYSELF.
I'M FOND OF ANYTHING HISTORICAL IN ANIMES.
I'M FOND OF KAORI SHIMIZU.
I'M FOND OF THE FUNNY CHARACTERS WHO MAKES UP FUNNY NICKNAMES FOR OTHERS.

Thank you, Grace, for combining everything I'm fond of in this wonderful project!
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 13, 2014, 03:18:48 am
Ahaha, you're welcome! :D I'm glad you like the characters, because I like them, and I like that people like them. :3
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 13, 2014, 03:32:54 am
Do Good and Perfect communications rise the stats?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 13, 2014, 03:42:25 am
Sort of. Normal and Perfect communications mean you get a good lesson (that's how I'm planning on doing it for now), which will raise your idol's stats. So they don't raise the stats directly, but they do raise the stats indirectly (as long as you follow it up with a lesson). Does that make sense?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 13, 2014, 03:46:57 am
Sort of. Normal and Perfect communications mean you get a good lesson (that's how I'm planning on doing it for now), which will raise your idol's stats. So they don't raise the stats directly, but they do raise the stats indirectly (as long as you follow it up with a lesson). Does that make sense?

Yes, it is! ;)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 13, 2014, 03:51:12 am
Good, I have problems with explaining. XD

I'm currently in the middle of a completely non-im@s-related original story that I'm really involved in and hope to get published one day. When my mind gets bored with that, I'll get back to this project. In the meantime, please enjoy the sample and character profiles. 331 and DP's will be updated with pictures as soon as I actually draw some.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 20, 2014, 08:58:24 pm
To those of you who are curious:

This project is going on hold for a little while. See, I desperately want to be a professional, published author one day, and writing fanfictions/fan projects of any sort is not going to help me get there. So I'm working on original stories for the next few months or so. Until I decide to come back to fanworks, I won't be doing anything with this. Sorry!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on April 11, 2014, 08:21:06 pm
Thinking of posting a quick layout of all the different endings for each girl and how to achieve said ending.  Not really telling the story, just how the endings will go. What do you guys think?

(Still not actually writing the story, but little updates like this might happen.)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on July 22, 2014, 10:39:28 am
Will you update this project?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on August 05, 2014, 05:32:51 pm
Will you update this project?

Eventually. It's still on hold for a while, but I've been slowly adding bits at a time. :)
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on November 19, 2014, 10:28:56 pm
So haven't been here in a while.

I'm still not actually writing more of this story, so don't get your hopes up if anyone even still cares at this point. I'm working a little at a time on writing out everyone's endings, though.

And.

Looking back at all the arts I did of these guys, I'm frankly humiliated.
I have improved SO MUCH in terms of style (and essentially EVERYTHING). Because of this, I think I'm going to draw them again in a full-body image on white paper.
It'll take a while, but meh. It needs to be done. You guys, I am so much better now, I actually have self-confidence in my art (OH MY GOSH GRACE IS PROUD OF HERSELF?! WHAT?!).

So! Look forward to that one day after I finish Liza's request that I've been working on for like a year!
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 18, 2015, 09:38:13 pm
Potentially great news!

I want to work some more on this project. I've been thinking about it lately, and now that I've finished a lot of other stories I was really into, I think I want to slowly start updating again.

So, the question, then, is:
Which girl/guy do you guys want me to work with first? Or who's your favorite? Whoever people like the most, I'll work on her story first. :3
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 19, 2015, 03:06:26 pm
As you can guess, my favourities are Enra, Byakura, Haru, Mariko, Neku, Guru, Soumin, Benima, Ruka, Aime, Uane and Koko.

And my most favourite girls are Byakura and Uane.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: ZetaFlare on March 19, 2015, 07:25:33 pm
I'd pick Byakura (she's pretty and I have a soft spot for shy girls), Nami (also way too cute!...do you produce Nami and Natsu together like Ami and Mami in the first game?), or Ruka. I can't decide...all your idols have their own adorable quirks to them!
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Post by: liza94 on March 22, 2015, 04:41:30 pm
I can't wait for Byakura and Uane's stories! ;)  ^-^
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 22, 2015, 10:06:40 pm
I have two votes for Byakura, so I think I'll work with her story first. Do you guys want me to work on it and show you the finished product, or let you know every time I've finished another "chapter"?
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: liza94 on March 22, 2015, 10:13:07 pm
I have two votes for Byakura, so I think I'll work with her story first. Do you guys want me to work on it and show you the finished product, or let you know every time I've finished another "chapter"?

I prefer the second option! ;)
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 23, 2015, 10:19:33 pm
I'll try things that way, then! :D
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Post by: ZetaFlare on March 23, 2015, 11:05:08 pm
I'd prefer the second option too. That's how I worked on my stories...piece by piece. This way I can get a bit of a break (I get distracted by other projects and video games very easily) while still keeping readers on their toes.
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 24, 2015, 08:03:05 pm
I'd prefer the second option too. That's how I worked on my stories...piece by piece. This way I can get a bit of a break (I get distracted by other projects and video games very easily) while still keeping readers on their toes.

So do I, it's part of why this went on hold for so long :P

Alright! I'll get to work on Byakura's story and let you guys know as I finish parts of it. :3
Title: Re: Grace's Project Idea/This Thread Doesn't Have a Witty Title
Post by: Amazing_Grace on May 01, 2015, 01:52:40 am
Haha I haven't finished anything BUT
THIS IS SUCH A HUGE OCCASION I HAD TO UPDATE YOU GUYS IN A WHOLE NEW POST

I found a Best Match for Kenchi's voice.
This is huge.
I thought no Japanese people sang like this ever.
Then again, this guy is half American, so. :U

Kony has been selected as Kenchi's best match! He's an Utaite with exactly the kind of relatively boyish, soft, gentle voice I wanted Kenchi to have.
EXCITEMENT.