I've been batting around this idea for a while now and I would like some thoughts on it.
I've been wanting to do a PMD(Pokemon Mystery Dungeon) comic for a while after reading some amazing ones(I'll list them at the bottom for you to check out. They're pretty dang fantastic), but I don't really want to draw Pokemon that much or deal with copyrights and all that if I ever wanted to do anything further with the comic.
My solution is to make a universe that is like PMD but with a special species of feline that I am working on. Since that's what I draw. Cats. lol#nocopyrightinfringementintended
This is all really rough as I haven't put much thought into it as of yet. I'm actually putting a lot of it into words down below. Whoops. I really want some input before I start hard-core planning.
There will be guilds, teams, explorations, and the like.
Think Warriors but without set clans. This will honestly be more cat-like than the Warriors books are in regards to sociability. My characters will be more solitary by only choosing up to five or six members in a team. The more members, the less common. The guilds act as a tie-together between teams and only really act as a source of jobs and organized payment/life insurance.
There will be similar items to that of PMD but obviously originally made. As for diet since Pokemon are mostly herbivores/omnivores and I don't want to make this too realistic and throw in every animal under the sun to hunt as food, I've decided to use berry items that are like raw meat and contain a lot of protein and other dietary needs that are required for a typical cat.
As for keeping it closer to PMD, the characters will have some sort of "magic" like Pokemon's types and moves. Each character will fall into a category of "magic" and hold an affinity to those of similar powers. The categories will likely reflect those of Pokemon(ex. Electric, Water, Fire, Grass, etc.) along with there being the ability to hold up to two "magic" affinities.
I'm thinking that the "magic" type will be shown by some trait that is shown on the body. Since Pokemon are each their own species with the same type throughout(ie. A pikachu is electric and will always be electric thus no need to try and figure out their type).
I've been pondering how to do this. I was thinking that their pelt would give off a trait(like sparks) relative to their affinity but then I thought of water and no one wants a soggy cat. lol
My next thought would be birthmarks/tattoos that gave off a shine or glowed when they were actively using their "magic." - But kh! Stahp! The Golden Butterfly has claimed sole rights to that idea! You can no use! :U - Good lord do I know that. I've seen so many scuffles and uproars about people slapping glowing tattoos on their cat characters that it kills me.
My plan for this was for the birthmark to be a simple circle on the dominant shoulder. No detailed designs or markings. Just simple to keep it easy to repeat for background characters and such (Plus it'll make it less likely for people to come bite my head off).
Either way, that idea is still up if I use it or not. #nocopyright
The last idea for how to tell the affinity would be eye color. The eye color would match a specific affinity and when the affinity is actively being used the whole eye would glow. An example for the eye color would be yellow for electric, dark blue for water, etc. As for black since I just want to have fun with it I was thinking of doing a black sclera with a white pupil and reverse for the white affinity. I do like this idea in particular(and will come at you with a pitchfork if I see it taken). I did think at one point in using it in conjunction with the birthmarks buuuut this one is supposed to be a more subtle option.
What do you guys think? Soggy cats? Glowing birthmarks? Colored eyes? Mixture?
Leave a comment below with your thoughts ^^
The great thing since its not Pokemon is that, one, its all my own thoughts and ideas(I'll own it!), and two, I can add as many murders and plot twists as I desire. Blood FTW!
The story will be based roughly around a PMD story-line. Similar tasks of "go here and now here" from a guild. The main character will be a human turned cat-thing. Humans here have been extinct for centuries and in this specific land, no human structures remain/were ever build. Sort of like its taking place in a similar ancient Midevil setting where human tribes and castles existed and this is America. aka no humans. The species that knew of the humans would likely have been those with an affinity to air, water, ice and the like which can permit travel from continent to continent. Meaning that the tales of humans were passed on by word of mouth from these affinity holders.
Okay, stop me before I flesh out the whole thing. I have commissions I need to be working on. OTL
Give me your thoughts, opinions, and what you think of it down below in the comments and I'll reply!
Thank you for your guys help!
TTFN! Ta Ta For Now!!!
Here are the comics that threw me into a PMD comic need~
(Some of them are nuzlocke runs in the regular games btw)
Mainly this guy here(Freaking amazing) --> www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofi…www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofi…www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofi…www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofi…www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofi…