::Curse of the Caribbean visual novel weekly update::

Here is the checklist of the task that still need to be finished in order for Chapter one to be released. I will update this as I finish each item-

  •  Chapter One script – 100% Finished.
  • Chapter One Story Planning – 100% Finished.
  • Chapter One Coding – 90% Finished. Some GUI needs some more work.
  • Chapter One Sprite Art – 0/13 complete.
  • Chapter One CG Art – 0/45 CGs complete. [*Depending on the pace of the story during the beta testing the number of cg’s might change.]
  • Chapter One Background Art – 0/11 Backgrounds complete.[*I wanted to touch up some of the old backgrounds that’s why there are so many new ones because I counted in the old ones]
  • Lint report:
    The game contains 1,659 screens of dialogue. These screens contain a total of 21,124 words, for an average of 12.7 words per screen. The game contains 22 menus.

Since I have other responsibilities that come first before Curse of the Caribbean it’s going to take me a while to get all of this finished but I’m glad that this is the only thing left for me to do in order for the first chapter to be finished. There will be three chapters all together and you meet each boy within each new chapter. The main focus of the story isn’t about romancing one of the guys but it’s about Desireã learning a very important life lesson. Hopefully you all will be able to enjoy the story even though it’s not much of a stat raising simulation visual novel or much of an interactive visual novel, it’s more of a novel type of visual novel. I have a story I wanted to tell and this looked like a fun way to do it =D

I’ll be back later with some more progress reports but at least now you all know what the rest of the work load for chapter one is. I might drop some of the cg’s that I have listed in my files but we’ll see what the beta testers say after I have them test it and also after I read through the story as well.

Once I finish this visual novel I already have another story in mind for a new visual novel and I want to make that one a commercial story but that’s going to stay on the back burner until I can get this story finished so you all can get a taste of the style of my art and story.
One more thing. I’ve seen a lot of people coming to my site looking for something to show them how to make a sprite and if it’ll be helpful to you I can post up screen cap images with my weekly updates when I finish a sprite so you can see how I do them. Its just a simple illustration with layers added on top but who knows someone might find it helpful.


Comic update info:
With Bottled Prince ending soon I was first planning on signing up Love! Love! Fighting! to mangamagzine.net but I really enjoy the interaction that I have with all my readers on my own site, not saying that I don’t get any on mangamagazine because I do but just not as much ^^; so I decided to keep LLF on here instead of on Mangamagazine but I do plan on seeing if I can have my old comic that I put on hold called Whole-Hearted. It’s another story that’s close to my heart and kind of a silly documentary of my roller coaster life in the art world. I’ll have more information on that later once my plate get’s cleared up from all of this work ^^; I’m to afriad to stop and sit and do nothing because I don’t want to forget how to draw so I just keep drawing and I have so many idea’s in my head that I just don’t want to keep those hidden inside. So if they give me the OK and sign up Whole-Hearted then you’ll be seeing that comic on there some time after Bottled Prince is over. I’m not sure if any of you remember that old story of mine but I have the comic tucked away….I was such a newbie at manga studio when I first did this comic Q^Q

I’ve just gotta draw~ ( >3 >)~


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5 Thoughts on ::Curse of the Caribbean visual novel weekly update::

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  1. Yea I remember Wholehearted! Can’t wait!! 😀

    And while I absolutely LOVE the comic layout and ease of reading on Mangamagazine, the biggest annoyance is the inability to comment on each page like I can here. So if I’m late for like five pages I can still go around comment on each like, “OMG! She did not!” and “That’s so sweeeet!” @n@ lol I know I know. There are forums. But it’s just not the same. I hardly ever go out of my way to make a comment on a passing page…. in a forum ….on another page….somewhere else….not where I am. XD Well, that’s just my little itty-bitty opinion as to why I’d much prefer this comic here. 0v0

    In any case, I will follow your work wherever you wanna go! 😀

    • Thank you Jamnie!~ What you said really helped me because there’s a lot that I still have on my mind about what path I should take^^;
      What I realized with having your own site, for comic artist I’m not sure if this is the same for other career fields, but after 2 years you usually have a big following for your work, that is if you’ve been keeping constant with your update’s and such, but with Bottled Prince it’s been around for just about 3 years or going on 3 years but I haven’t reached that peek that usually happens after having your stuff online and I think the main reason because of that is because I didn’t start it out on my own site. It’s kind of like when your in a big classroom with other talent kids you kind of go by unnoticed or fade in the shadows but when your in a small class or a class where its just you and the teacher then you get a lot more one on one with the teacher and more attention and feedback. That’s kind of the same way with starting your own comic site, or at least that’s what I’ve seen. I tried this theory out with Bottled Prince and Love! Love! Fighting! I was on Deviantart for about 2 or 3 years and had Bottled Prince going and was trying to imprint my name on the net but I wasn’t really getting any where so I decided to leave Deviantart and Mangabullet and try my hand at making my own website from scratch and host the new story of Love! Love! Fighting! on there to see where that might go and of course during the first two months it was pretty quite but I kept up with the updates and even before the year is up I already see other people linking to my site or plugging it or going out of there way to talk about my work and how much they like it. I even saw a fan video for my visual novel posted up online, which really shocked me.
      I can’t say this is the only way to go but detaching myself from the swarm and packs of people and setting my shop out on its own road has really helped me start to leave and my brand on the net or has made me more know I guess you could say. I’m still debating whether I want to do the extra work and start up Whole-Hearted on there or not because it’s not like being on large sites like Mangamagazine hasn’t helped because it has and I’m very grateful for them working with me and letting me be apart of the team. I guess for now I still need to think a lot of things over and see what’s the best route to take.
      So much thinking @^@ art is definitely not something to take lightly =.=

      • Yea I would think “big pond” places like Deviantart and Mangamagazine have their purpose. But the one thing I’ve noticed with my online comic reading experience is, if there’s nod direct connection with the author, I can be very, very detached from the work and can easily let go of it. In fact, looking at my list of comic RSSs, every single one has the comic along with author’s comments and 9/10 of them are on their own website and allow user comments directly on the page. It’s the homey-ness of the websites and interaction with the author that makes people want to keep coming and inviting and supporting. 🙂 But good luck on making your decisions! I hope you have great success whatever path you decide to take \\n.n//

  2. Keep going girl. WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!! Believe in us who believe in you. You can do it! And I remember Whole Hearted. I kinda couldn’t find it because I forgot the name xD

    • I did the same thing until I saw an old cover of it. I thought I called the title something else but I was wrong and I’m the creator of the story so that’s a lot worse hahaha! Thank you for the cheer though Lin~a <3

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