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(Walfas/Prop) Needstoc by LambdaKoopaTMK (Walfas/Prop) Needstoc :iconlambdakoopatmk:LambdaKoopaTMK 10 0 Great Aether by dihaiqal Great Aether :icondihaiqal:dihaiqal 32 15 Mall by jordangrimmer Mall :iconjordangrimmer:jordangrimmer 813 17
Eulogy For The Hero That Gave Us Heroes
Today, we lost an inspiration. A legend that gave us some of the most memorable and relatable stories to grace Super Hero stories. A man that wasn’t afraid to push the boundary between reality and fiction for generations upon generations to come.  A man that gave us the amazing Marvel universe that we know today.
As a kid, I was on and off when it came to comic books. Didn’t know a thing about them.
But when I went to theaters with my family to catch the first Spider-man movie of what would span a trilogy, I fell in love. And since then, I’ve been invested in Stan Lee’s fictional characters with a respect that’ll last years into my elder days,because he didn’t just write characters, he didn’t just write super heroes. He wrote people. Extraordinary people, capable of extraordinary things. People who, with all of their greatness, at the end of the day, are no different than you or me.
Today, the living legend of comic books became a legend t
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[Walfas] One-Shot: World of Cardboard by LL3-Meimu [Walfas] One-Shot: World of Cardboard :iconll3-meimu:LL3-Meimu 5 0 Underwater city by inSOLense Underwater city :iconinsolense:inSOLense 670 39 Earth Reclaimed by frenic Earth Reclaimed :iconfrenic:frenic 226 50 Tsunami by Jcdow3Arts Tsunami :iconjcdow3arts:Jcdow3Arts 99 46 Even Earlier Speedpaint by DeepChrome Even Earlier Speedpaint :icondeepchrome:DeepChrome 72 18 The Fall by xprojectd24 The Fall :iconxprojectd24:xprojectd24 102 22 Remains of the past by JustV23 Remains of the past :iconjustv23:JustV23 111 2 Waterfall Walkway by Liammacd Waterfall Walkway :iconliammacd:Liammacd 195 5 After great flood by MrFloki After great flood :iconmrfloki:MrFloki 312 5 Underwater Ruins by ClaudioBergamin Underwater Ruins :iconclaudiobergamin:ClaudioBergamin 274 24 Moscow Ruins by JonasDeRo Moscow Ruins :iconjonasdero:JonasDeRo 5,759 230 Rumia Seal v2 by LostRey Rumia Seal v2 :iconlostrey:LostRey 32 17




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So, Unknown-Nobody-XD115 and I are whipping up yet another Christmas sketch, and we could use some voices for a lot of the extras.

Here's a link to the script, and there'll be a list of the roles inside.

With the exception of the written-cast characters (Rinnosuke, Fortune Teller, Jun the Villager), roles are subject to change, so feel free to try out for any of them. If you're unsure if they're taken, just ask.

1. Due to collab rules, no WSW-banned members may audition.
2. Feel free to try out for any part: we can always use backups and understudies. Though, don't be upset if your voice isn't used: the final picks are between Unknown and I.
3. Please speak in clear English, and be ready for re-takes if need be (different emphasis, voice direction, etc).
4. Either send audio to me via DA Stash or through Discord. Any common format will work. (wav, mp3, ogg, flac, etc.)
5. The deadline is December 22nd. I should be done with the majority of the sketch by then.
Updates on the 2019 Ultimate Walfas Tutorial: this new tutorial is an update to every single tutorial I've written one Walfas, and it will be all-encompassing.

First of all, it will combine several of my older guides, but since it's approaching 2019, it's going to update virtually everything. For example, my eleven principles of OC design have been reduced to five, with "your characters are only as good as your story" being the main basis. Everything I've previously taught about story structure is also going to be revamped and simplified, based on what I've learned over the years and across the various NaNoWriMos I've survived.

It will be split into 3 parts:
1. Basic Operation, which will cover (as of writing)...
    -External Editing Programs (Free and Commercial)
    -Basic Controls
    -CreateX Mods
    -Custom Imports
2. Content Creation, which will cover (as of writing)...
    -Brainstorming Series Ideas
    -Writing (structures, comedy, stories, sketches, and so on)
    -Character Creation
    -Comic Making
    -Video Making/Animation
    -Voice Acting
3. Community Navigation, which will cover (you guessed it, as of writing)...
    -What/Where is the Walfas Community?
    -Marketing and Target Audience Theory (i.e. what determines the probability of success of a walfas project?)
    -How to (and how NOT to) make friends in the community.
    -About Groups (what do groups do and why should or shouldn't you join one?)
    -Handling drama, avoiding toxicity, and keeping the Walfas community and fun and friendly place for all.

And each of these chapters have tons of content in each of them, and timestamps so anyone can easily navigate it.

If all goes as planned, we can expect a huge increase in both quantity AND quality of walfasers: more content, better content, higher-quality walfas users, and maybe even some new groups to either make content with or even eventually pass the torch to.

If you got any more suggestions, keep 'em comin'!
What do you think I should include in the 2019 Walfas Tutorial that’s not covered in normal tutorials?

To give you an idea of how comprehensive this new tutorial will be, I plan to include stuff on createX and its mods, camera angles, how to make customs, sketch writing, tone and lighting, target audience theory, and general community ettiquette.

What else do you think should be included for the next generation of Walfasers?
So after 4 years of sticking to behind-the-scenes community work and tutoring, I have a new plan for 2019 based on a few conversations I've had with folks.

Here are the big plans I have for 2019.

1. A new sketch video every single month.

I've gotten way, waaay better and more efficient at animating then when I first started, and considering my friends and I made Utsuho Edition in only a week, I'm pretty sure we're gonna blow that out of the water with even more sketch stuff if it becomes a regular thing. This means a new video in January, February, March, and so on.

They probably won't follow a theme like my previous videos that were inspired by beats0me: instead, it'll follow more of the format of INDY Edition or the holiday specials, with runners and smaller sketches.

2. Finish Ao Usagi Tribute Show.

My original plan was to finish it in 2015 before my physical and emotional health went to shit. Well, I'm slightly better (at least good enough to work), I got all my appropriate software back up and running, and I'm gonna finish that series. Luckily, it only takes about three days to finish each episode, so it won't cut into regular sketch time. My goal is to finish this by Spring.

3. A new Walfas tutorial (that will also cover createX).

I've learned a whole lot since my original Walfas tutorial, and this new tutorial will cover everything the original didn't and more, including createX functions, how to write comics/videos, community etiquette, marketing, and more. My goal is to get it out within January so people can start making new content at the top of the year.

Ideally, this new tutorial will equip aspiring animators will everything they need, from editors to ideas, to make great videos and comics from scratch. I'll be likely going around asking folks what could be useful in a comprehensive tutorial like this, so feel free to suggest stuff!

4. Splitting my Youtube Channels into different parts.

Most people only come to my Youtube channel for either my sketches, riffs (which I really want to do more of eventually), or music anyway, so I'm planning to split my channel into different parts: a production channel specifically devoted to Spaz & Co. Make Stuff LIVE!, and possibly a gaming channel (though, I'm thinking of just sticking my gaming videos on Twitch for now).

And since Spaz & Co. Make Stuff LIVE! will be its own channel and whatnot, I don't know whether or not I'll make a separate community-independent production Discord for that. At the moment, my stream voice chats are hosted within the Walfas Station Wagon, but I'm thinking a separate server will allow for folks not currently in the WSW who wish to contribute/hang out.

5. And, of course, finish Wrath of the Amanojaku.

Wrath of the Amanojaku is the follow-up project to my previous feature-length work Diamond In The Rough, but in reverse: instead of an abstract meta-story about "love my OC" fanfiction that can only be truly appreciated if you read Touhou self-insert fics, WotA is a straight-forward love letter to Touhou. And also unlike DitR, where I held regular screenings of the unfinished work and slowly published cut-up versions to Youtube in episodic-snippets (but also partly since Vegas can't handle rendering the whole thing), I don't plan on releasing WotA to the public until it's 100% done (well, at least widely to the public: there is an open beta for it available). There'll be a major announcement when we finally go gold, and there'll be a giant release party when it comes time to unleash it unto the public.

If you want to get an idea of the scale and scope of WotA, here's The Quick Version, a comically abridged version of the final comic. Hopefully, the final version will set the gold standard for all Walfas comics to come.

I'm going to get on all this in the first week of January. Until then, good luck to everyone working on Christmas videos/comics for December!
If I do "Doki Doki Literature Club: Write Me An Ending LIVE" again for Valentine's Week 2019, what would you like to see?
19 deviants said Keep the same spirit, but different: Have the same half-postmodern-comedy half-tragic-romance tone from last year's stream, but different gags and dialogue.
13 deviants said Go for more comedy: Throw out the serious stuff and focus entirely on gags, jokes, and fourth-wall breaks.
6 deviants said Change very little: Keep the same basic script from last year, but refine some of the jokes and meta plot stuff.


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David Z.
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Project updates, personal news, and daily advice (unless I'm sick or something comes up) can be found on my Tumblr blog.

I'm an writer, musician, tutor, animator, voice actor, artist, quasi-life coach, and generally nice guy.

I make satirical comics, animated comedy videos, and tons of guides on everything from writing to psychology. I specialize in prefab programs like Garry's Mod, Walfas, MMD, ComiPo, and so on. I mainly use them as outlets for my writing.

I'm a huge Touhou fan (as you might tell by half the content on my page) and own virtually all of the games (yes, I do play the games), and although I'm pretty knowledgeable about the series, I'm not the "end-all-be-all authority" on Touhou: all of my knowledge comes from Touhou Wiki and the guidebooks. I tend to be vocal about emphasizing good ol' vanilla content, but I still think you're free to do what you want. (I will warn you that non-vanilla content has always been hard, no matter the series.)

As much as I like making stuff, my goal is to help other people make stuff. I do my best to help people hold higher standards for themselves both online and offline. In addition to all of my writing and Walfas guides, I also write tons of psychology/self-help guides based on stuff that's help me and others. Again, I'm no expert: I just really like sharing ideas I think others would find useful.

One of my big goals is to help improve both the Walfas community and its public image within the Touhou community. We've already come a long way from the early days in 2008, and it's already gotten to a point where the Walfas community has been invited to speak at multiple anime conventions. My hope is to continue I raising the community's standards higher so that Walfas becomes even more widely accepted among Western Touhou fandom.

If you meet me, please don't treat me like some superstar or infallible god: I just make the stuff I make as a hobby, and all I really want is to fit in, help people out, and have fun. If you hang out in the Walfas community long enough, you will encounter me, and you'll find I'm just an ordinary guy behind the insanely high production values and personal standards. I'm not omnipotent, so don't treat me as such (it never ends well for anybody). Treat me as you would treat your friends. (Or, if you're socially awkward, treat your friends as you would treat me.)

You may use any of my original characters or my DNA in any of your projects without my permission unless I explicitly say, "Don't do that." Of course, this is extremely rare, so go ahead and use them. All of my OC DNAs are in this thread, but my most used DNAs are down below.

I have a very, VERY sarcastic sense of humor, but if I include you as a cameo, it's because I admire you or your work, so any off-color jokes I make are only out of good fun. (In real life, I actually avoid being a smartass because it's actually quite harmful to both the self and others. I believe it should only be reserved for writing satires because it's a powerful tool for getting points across.)

I am also very, VERY critical: I have absurdly high standards for art of all mediums, but not to be a jerk, but because I think everyone has more potential than they think. We're all prone to mistakes (even me), but some do more than others, and I want to help them become the best whatever they can be. My biggest lesson to everyone is this: you are better than you think you are, always. So, if you ever think I'm mad at you or someone or out to get anyone, I'm not: I'm just blunt, and I have a "forgive and forget" policy unless you really go out of your way (and I mean reeeaaally go out of your way), in which I'd otherwise just stop talking to you.

Character DNA:
:bulletblue: Spaztique - 3.39:Spaz:100:225:134:216:209:2:0:0:0:136:0:42250D

:bulletgreen: Bunny - 3.39:bunny:100:0:226:302:116:8:0:0:0:0:0:654E3D
:bulletgreen: FClown - FClown: 3.39:fclown:100:0:164:279:209:3:4:4:0:0:0:654E3D

:bulletred: Chouko Sora - 3.39:Chouko:94:0:160:237:177:41:0:50:0:0:0:624314
:bulletred: Nadia Su - 3.39:Nadia:72:265:133:287:150:3:93:10:0:0:0:FE3B53
:bulletred: Trevor Terry Chase - 3.39:Chase:72:0:128:148:226:49:0:68:0:0:0:352F12
:bulletred: Jack Diehard - 3.39:Jack:108:0:170:235:211:3:31:10:0:0:0:FFE953
:bulletred: Maxamillion Jazzhands - 3.39:Jazzhands:100:221:170:197:120:25:0:0:0:141:0:41342B
:bulletred: Pretty Pretty Pony - 3.39:gwllllkkkk!!!:100:274:217:302:199:114:96:84:0:0:0:24A3E1

:bulletblue: Advice-A-Day
:bulletblue: Ao Usagi Tribute Show - Season 1
:bulletblue: The Shin(g)o Incident (co-written by TTBNC)
:bulletblue: Walfas Satire (ongoing)
:bulletblue: Diamond In The Rough: A Self-Insert Deconstruction (co-written by BrolliDiamondback and the Walfas/Touhou community at large)
:bulletblue: Unleash The Hermit Within

Production Status:
:bulletgreen: All systems go!

Current Main Project: What I'm working on right now.
:bulletgreen: Wrath of the Amanojaku

Side Projects: What I'm working on in my spare time.
:bulletgreen: Twilight of the Hakurei Reboot
:bulletgreen: Virgin Killer Club

To Come...: What I plan to eventually get to.
:bulletyellow: Ao Usagi Tribute Show Season 2
:bulletyellow: Koishi's Heart-Throbbing Abridgement
:bulletyellow: Touhou Sketches: Chen Edition

Shelved Projects: Projects that have been started on, but not finished.
:bulletyellow: Voidspawn (NaNoWriMo Project)
:bulletyellow: Loveless City (NaNoWriMo Project)
:bulletyellow: We're Watching You (And We're Bored As Hell) (NaNoWriMo Project)
:bulletyellow: Flight of the Steel Butterfly
:bulletyellow: Walfas Satire: The Movie: The Comic!

In Development Hell: Projects I've had no time to work on at all.
:bulletred: Five Dangerous Months At The Hinata Inn
:bulletred: Legend of Derp (co-written by TTBNC, unknown status)
:bulletred: Mind The Gap

Scrapped Projects: Projects that can no longer be worked on.
:bulletblack: DitR Sequel/DitR After Story
:bulletblack: Tablegeddon

Journal History

If I do "Doki Doki Literature Club: Write Me An Ending LIVE" again for Valentine's Week 2019, what would you like to see? 

19 deviants said Keep the same spirit, but different: Have the same half-postmodern-comedy half-tragic-romance tone from last year's stream, but different gags and dialogue.
13 deviants said Go for more comedy: Throw out the serious stuff and focus entirely on gags, jokes, and fourth-wall breaks.
6 deviants said Change very little: Keep the same basic script from last year, but refine some of the jokes and meta plot stuff.


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Makoto-Minami Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  New Deviant
Hey do you have any advice on writing a story like setting the plot and making my characters have distinct personality 
LL3-Meimu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
The easiest way to make characters distinct is plotting out conflict points - things where the two (or more) characters are distinct from one another. You could bring in a couple different situations (can be simple things like a friend being late or a person getting their name wrong) and highlight how they react similar/different from one another.
Makoto-Minami Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you very much for the advice i really appreciated
Makoto-Minami Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  New Deviant
Thank you so much for the watch i really appreciate :) 
LL3-Meimu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018
Do you have any experience with starting a series and quickly losing motivation/inspiration in favor of wanting to do something completely different?
Spaztique Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite a bit, as my above "shelved projects/development hell/cancelled projects" list details. Some projects I'm fine with letting go: many of my National Novel Writing Month projects are done simply out of fun. Other times, I tell myself, "I'll get back to it eventually," and then eventually never comes. There's plenty of others who can vouch for feeling this same thing. Half of the time it's because the new project is more exciting, and the other half of the time it's because the old project had gotten old.

My only system to combat this, to varying degrees of success, is the following:
-Stick to only one major project at a time, or set up a system to work on two things at once. Or, if possible, delegate it to somebody else.
-If you must work on something else, it shouldn't be larger than the main project or take up more time. (e.g. if I make a sketch video, I make nothing larger than a 4koma on the side. During Diamond In The Rough, I made comics, but nothing feature-length.)
-If the side-project is time-consuming, it needs to be scheduled. (e.g. the Halloween/Christmas videos and National Novel Writing Month are time-consuming, but they only last for short periods of time)
-GET SUPPORT. It's hard to finish a project alone. You need friends to cheer you on, critics to steer you in the right direction, audiences to tell you if they're entertained or not, and so on. This is, by far, the #1 thing that's gotten me through not just my projects, but through life in-general: as much as we want to think we can make it on our own, we usually need people to carry us to the finish line once we've run out of juice.

That's all I really got. It's what's gotten me through Diamond In The Rough, and it's carried me so far through Wrath of the Amanojaku, and hopefully when it's all over, it'll carry me back to Ao Usagi Tribute Show and my non-Walfas stuff like Virgin Killer Club! and such. My final word is this: a shelved project isn't always a dead project, and it can be revived later down the line with newfound vigor and creativity after a sufficient break.

I hope that answers it, but feel free to ask for more details if you want.
Sandrag1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Professional Artist
I thought I will do a comic dub of WotA The Quick version now I saw it!
tsunetake1012 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Student
Hello! I'm glad to add me your watch list.  :D (Big Grin) 
Spaztique Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem: you’ve got some downright amazing props. I’ve seen and favorited your comics before, but I never got around to doing a full watch till now.
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