It’s been said by some that the best way to go about Doing Things is to Do Something. And that something should be small.
With that in mind, I have an idea for something small and likely doable, and by posting about it here, maybe I can get my act together and actually do it.
The idea that I have in mind is to create a short visual novel with Renpy. I got the idea for this during a roleplay I was doing in which one character was to propose marriage to another.
The current working title is “An Immodest Proposal.” The proposal part is rather self-explanatory, as it is a marriage proposal, but it can be considered immodest because the proposer in the original RP this was based upon did not consider herself worthy of marriage. Naturally, it’s also a reference to a satirical essay by Johnathan Swift.
I already have a plot map (made by a flowchart software I downloaded just for this project) which is mostly complete, but for once, I haven’t started much actual writing.
The problem with visual novels is that they tend to be, well, visual. With that and my unimpressive art skills in mind, I will probably end up keeping the two main characters (the proposer and the proposed) the same characters they were in the RP: Tei Sukone and Miku Hatsune. This would allow me to create character art with MMD.
Besides the usual sticking to a project issue, I forsee the main barrier would be trying to find some music, especially as one of the ideas I have requires a MIDI of a particular hip-hop song…