---WARNING: I don't have a drawing tablet nor a fancy a illustration software due to money issues. For now anyway. So everything has to be portrayed as sketches. In the future I may remake or retrace Arrhythmia in the digital field.---
*Go to bottom of topic for the 1/14/17 questions*
So, a little bit ago I said that I wanted to start making web comics and writing. And now I finally want to start that dream. So what will my first story be about? Well, being on this site, you must know that I LOVE Kingdom Hearts, right? But if there's one thing I hate about the world's that Sora and the gang go to. Disney's films are not the original story (most of the time) with cases like Snow White, Cinderella, Hercules, Aladdin and others that only vaguely resemble the original open use material. The original's are darker and more grotesque in nature, in comparison to the bright and colorful Disney versions. They have become so famous; that they are mistaken as the originals.
Once I asked myself "What would Sora do if he was in these horrifying stories?" That inspired me to make this!
ARRHYTHMIA. A horror story, directly inspired by the Kingdom Hearts series. But instead of starring a keyblade wielding jolly character going to many colorful worlds, this story stars a young girl who lives a new life every time she dies. She was chosen by the "Great Ones" to see through dimensions and face off against beings known as parasites that want to disrupt the balance between life and death.
She will be followed by "The Shadow" a being that will be her equivalent to Sora's Keyblade. But instead it will be some what sentient. Some what meaning he can't talk but still use body language to communicate with our main character.
For worlds I'm doing more than just the original fairy tales that Disney based their famous films on (as some of then are too bland to become worlds) But also will include other open use material like Japanese cultural stories/urban legends, other famous fairy tales, nursery rhymes, old horror monsters and other things as well. A good example for "others" would be something like H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu.
I have already though of a few ideas, but I would like to hear yours as well for worlds, enemies, how far I should go with gore and horror, ect.
Speaking of "gore and horror" coming this far into the post must already tell you that this story will feature A LOT of death and disturbing imagery. But I'll make another warning just in case...WARNING: THIS WEBCOMIC WILL FEATURE GORE, BLOOD, GUTS, SWEARING, RELIGIOUS REFERENCES, SEXUAL THEMES, ECT.
Here's some concept art I have for the main character & her shadow along with some artwork of one of the monsters I'd like to implement.
Another warning: I have little to no money or equipment. So the story most likely will be in sketch only (that is until I get the money to get better equipment and a better computer) I've thought of the idea of drawing everything, importing the images and tracing them with a mouse and a free illustration software like Gimp. But I figured that would take too long and gimp doesn't have what I need. I understand that webcomics are a visual media, but I'd like you to judge this webcomic by it's story more than it's limited appearance.
UPDATE: 11/15/2016 -Worlds CONSIDERED to be added
Today I've decided to be a bit more specific on what kind of worlds I'd be adding to Arrhythmia.
-Original Fairy Tales | Some of these old stories that Disney has remade into classics need to show their old, much darker colors. I'll also be adding Fairy Tales that Disney has made family friendly
-Urban Legends | Mainly based on American and Japanese Urban legends like the infamous slit mouth woman or Bunny Man. I've also just thought about adding a "disaster" world based on Urban Legends in general
-Open Use Material | Open Use refers to something that was made by someone else but is NOT owned by a specific company. Good examples of this are Call of Cthulhu, Krampus, Edgar Allen Poe poems & Dracula
-Japanese Folklore/mythology | Slit Mouth Woman, Tomino's Hell & other fascinating tales from Japan could be included. Japan's such a creative place.
-Religion | I'll have to be REALLY careful on this one in case I offend anyone. Especially sense I'm not a religious person. This kind of stuff could include Buddhism, The Crucifixion of Christ & Dante's Inferno/a HELL world. Though, I might not include something so risky.
-Moments in History | Mainly famous wars such as World War II in Germany or World War I.
-Original content | Hey, why not have some fun and include other things as well?
UPDATE: 1/11/17 - Small concept art & Story completely changing for more of a Fairy Tale/Lovecraftian feel.
So today I decided to take the story into a route. I want to add a lot of mystery and less dialogue so there could be a lot of speculation for others to make. Still figuring things out. But to let you know I'm still working hard on Arrhythmia here's some half-complete concept art of the first page.
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I hope you like what you see
UPDATE: 1/14/17 - What do you want to see?
So recently I became a bit stumped on how Arrhythmia should be set up, then I remembered that this would be KH inspired project so who else to ask then the KH community? I have a few questions down below and if you're interested then please give me your honest thoughts in a comment! Ok? Here are the questions?
1. Despite it being a horror, do you want some action? Maybe a small amount so that it doesn't over shadow the horror.
2. Do you want a lot of original characters to be introduced? Not in the main cast as that will only consist of the young girl and "the Shadow" but something like Roxas, Aqua or Axel. Characters that would still be important to the story yet wouldn't interfere with the main task.
3. A main villain? Something on the lines of Xehanort but I've also considered not making a villain to just make the enemy the parasites and the adventure.
4. If yes to the villain then would you also like to see a group like Organization XIII or a cult?
Now for something else. I'd like Arrhythmia to have some original worlds but maybe have then inspired by actual horror products. Parodies if you will. If there's a famous horror game, movie, anime, cartoon, comic, book or some other form of media you'd like to see included then also put them down below. It could go from anything like FNAF, Silent Hill or Friday the 13th. Please put your honest thoughts down below!
More questions could be added later on, thanks for reading and I'll see you soon with more concept art.
Edited by GothicSlenderman, 14 January 2017 - 04:33 PM.