I’m at a bit of a loss where to start with this idea, since I’m somewhat worried about the fact that it kind of starts with plagiarism.
I’m assuming many of you are familiar with the artist FoxFire486. If not, he’s an artist who specializes in drawing larger girls, weight gain sequences, and outright enormous fatties. I especially love that he doesn’t break the character’s skeleton to make it easier on himself, making their weight considerably more real. His work is benchmark, and I don’t feel that’s an exaggeration to say. His Kiari work is particularly good, and is the inspiration for this idea.
To make a very long story short, Kiari gains a bit weight over the course of six years or so. Namely, she grows from a soccer player of 120 pounds to an immobile blob of fat. FoxFire’s numbers seem to change a little frequently, but in some images she’s as small as 1095 pounds, in one sketch 1350 lbs, and in “The Streamer’s Secret” on his tumblr page, he said she was pushing close to a full ton. To quote Anthony Anderson, “she a big bitch.”
What makes her particularly compelling, at least for me, is that she is a complete character. I’ve combed deviantart and tumblr pretty thoroughly and managed to put together her full back story. She’s not just a body to pile weight on like so many other OC’s. She’s definitely not one dimensional. Rather, she’s a unique person with her own passions and drives who, through various circumstances, winds up in a situation where the best path for her and her siblings that she could see resulted in her gaining well over a thousand pounds and easily breaking the record for fattest human to ever live.
And while this might get me some boo’s from the community, I could legitimately see her lose the weight and live a normal life, once her siblings have graduated and moved out, at least. There’s a lot of other OC’s I can’t say that about.
I was following and supporting FoxFire on Patreon, but he recently got a full time job doing graphic design. Since he knew he was going to be swamped at the new job, he shut down his Patreon and went on hiatus. While I appreciate that he didn’t dick around his fans and charge them for materials he wasn’t providing, it has left a sizable hole in my fetish art. Attempts to fill it by reading and posting chapters to writing.com have proven fruitless. I kept coming across the same stuff again and again, usually presented in ways that didn’t appeal to me, and that’s when it hit me.
Steam has been advertising the Visual Novel Maker for a while, and a story like Kiari’s would make a great kinetic or visual novel. My preference would be for a visual novel, but I digress. By now, you can probably see where my fears of plagiarism come from. As much as I would love a Kiari VN, the fact is I’m not the man to do it, though I wish I was. She’s FoxFire’s OC, not mine, and it certainly wouldn’t be right for someone else to do a project like this without him.
This leaves me with developing an OC of my own for this project, but this presents another problem. Namely, I’m worried I’m going to start copying elements from either Kiari or another character. Perhaps I’m my own harshest critic, but the characters I have created always seem to start and end the same way, and continue the problem I mentioned before - they’re just vehicles for weight gain, not human beings who just so happened to gain a bunch of weight.
TL/DR: I really am cursed to always write full length novels, huh? Any way, my questions are as follows:
Has anyone here used the Visual Novel Maker? How did you find it? Is it worth buying and using, or is there a better program to look at?
Any and all advice on creating a unique and most importantly REAL original character would be appreciated. How does one avoid the pitfalls of plagiarism, intentional or otherwise? How do I make my OC seem like an actual human being in a scenario primarily driven by stuffing and excessive weight gain? You know, without them going crazy?
This is certainly one for the future, but if I get this off the ground, I will need to commission an artist for this project. I can’t draw to save my soul.
This one kind of feeds off question 3, and is slightly off topic. I wasn’t joking when I said FoxFire’s absence left a gap in my art queue. Anyone know of any good fat artists I should take a look at? I tend to keep hitting the same few again and again.
Thanks in advance for any and all help you lot can give me. Have a good night, or morning, depending on where you are.