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F.A.Q [updated]

Fri Aug 3, 2007, 9:08 AM
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  • Listening to: MTV
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AS MONITORED BY WEI REN :pointr:




So here I've answered a number of questions that have been asked of me over time. Who knows, it may answer something you've wanted to ask me but never...did for some reason :XD:

Got any more questions that aren't covered here?
Feel free to ask them!
♥ Darqx





HEDONE HIGH
What is Hedone High?
Hedone High is an original universe/storyline primarily focusing on my characters A.E.D and Izm, but in much different roles to their Invader Zim fancharacter counterparts.

In the HH universe, A.E.D and Izm are teenage boys who attend Hedone High, boarding school for boys. A.E.D is a not-so-caring-about-laws prefect whilst Izm is more along the lines of a troublemaking student that just happens to dabble in schoolyard black-marketeering, drug running and a little bit of blackmail on the side.

Their school is basically a normal one but with real life quirks being more pronounced.


Character profiles (and clarification)
HH: Select Character by Darqx  Does not equal: clarification by Darqx  
:bulletorange:HH Supporting Characters Development Journal


How do you pronounce their names?
:bulletwhite: A.E.D = aye ee dee (yes, just say the letters)
:bulletred: Izm = izzem (rhymes with "prism")
:bulletgreen: Hedone = hee don
:bulletyellow: Rire = rye er (rhymes with "fire")
:bulletorange: Wei Ren = way ren
:bulletblue: Zeke = zeek
:bulletpurple: Marcus = mark us
:bulletpink: Nurse Isla = nurse eye-lah


What are Hedone HighJinks?
Hedone HighJinks (aka HHJ) are oneshot comic strips dealing with the boys' strange relationship. They're one shot because 1) at the moment i don't have an epic storyline for them, 2) one shots are easier to draw and 3) i'm lazy.

At the moment there are fourteen HHJ strips. :star: READ THEM ALL! (Newest ones are first in the collection)


Izm wears a swastika, is he a Nazi?
Oh boy this one is kind of a difficult concept to grasp because of the bad rep the symbol has now :noes: But to put it basically: no, no he is not a Nazi, he just happens to like the design. In fact if you want to be technical the swastika symbol existed in culture and society long before Hitler propagated it as his party symbol (you can read all about it here on Wikipedia).

And yes i realise that he is essentially wearing the Nazi flag on his arm; i assure you it is purely design aesthetics. Black, white and red happen to be his main choice of colours. You would not believe how many times i've cursed Hitler for using the colours in such an aesthetically decent manner before me. If it's any consolation i don't often draw the armband in it's entirety since it's a sensitive aspect.


If you are a fan of Hedone High
Please consider looking at the club or using the stamp somewhere! :D
:iconhedonehigh: Hedone High :STAMPAGE: by Darqx


IZ FANCHARACTERS
Who are they?
I don't use these guys as often anymore, as they had even less of a coherent storyline than HH :XD: The main gist of these characters was that Demon!A.E.D was a grim reaper for aliens, and that Irken!Izm was the one soul that happened to get away. Cue epic game of cat and mouse, where at any given point in time it's not quite sure who's the cat and who's the mouse.

Again, despite the names and looks these guys have no story relation with the Hedone Highers.


Character profile for A.E.D
A.E.D Flash Ref +UPDATED+ by Darqx


If you are a fan of Demon!A.E.D
Here's a stamp for you
A.E.D stole it Stamp by Darqx


ART STUFF
Current art status
Requests - Closed by SweetDuke Trades - On Hold by SweetDuke Commissions - Open by SweetDuke
Requests and art trades are usually opened when i want them to be opened :B If you want to commish me please read my commission journal.


Can I draw fanart/write fanfics about your characters?
Of course you can, i love it when people take the time to draw/write about my characters! :love:
Just remember to give me proper credits and stuff for them by writing something like "characters (c)..." and then linking to my page with either :icondarqx: or Darqx (OR BOTH LOL).


Can this fanart/fanfic be slash of your characters?
Yeah sure, i don't mind. If you could keep them (somewhat) in character that would be great.


Hey! I made you fanart...
Please :note: note me or leave a comment somewhere on my page! Because if you don't, then i might never know that you've done so and thus can't comment and fave it :B AND WE DONT WANT THAT NOW DO WE?

And if it's HH related, please submit it to HedoneHigh to show it off to everyone else! ^^


What programs and tools do you use to make your art?
:bulletorange: Adobe Flash CS3 - for lineart and animations
:bulletorange: Adobe Photoshop CS2 - for colouring
:bulletorange: Wacom A5 Graphire4 tablet

Yeah if you can't tell i do a lot of digital art lol.


What skills do you have?
Well at the moment i can kinda draw, animate and code XHTML/CSS journals and websites. I also dabble a bit in making trad crafts (i'm decorating notebooks right now). Writing is not really my strong point |D


Can you teach me to use Flash/Photoshop?
I'm...not sure how well that would turn out :XD: If you need help or have questions about them you can note me and i will try and assist you. Otherwise you should look up tutorials on DA or Google as they will more than likely be more in depth.


How do you come up with your characters?
Truthfully, a lot of my character development happens spontaneously. For me it can be triggered by anything; a character might come about because of a name, or a characteristic, or how they might fit into the story, or an idea of their family/background etc. After that initial thought i either add elements to them that seem "right" to me, or ditch elements or the character if it doesn't work out. Hopefully during this process i end up with a nice rounded character.

It's important that things feel "right". Like for instance Izm's last name is Tanner, which was the "right" name and i can't change it (i've tried lol) because nothing else sounds proper to me :) It's kinda hard to explain.


Why do you only draw males?
Because I can't draw females to save my life, that's why.


COPYRIGHT/PERMISSIONS
Can I draw your characters/use any of your pics to make money?
:iconnobuttonplz:


Can I use one of your pictures as pose reference?
I don't see why not, as long as you give proper CREDIT. Also remember there is a distinct difference between referencing and tracing. If in doubt, just ask me for permission.


Can I use any of your pictures for Myspace layouts/web graphics/etc?
:iconnobuttonplz:


Can I roleplay your characters online?
:iconneverplz::iconsays2plz::iconohnoshedidntplz:

I'm sorry, but the thought of anyone doing that is way too weird |D


Can I cosplay as your characters?
:iconyesbuttonplz: you can dress up like them if you want :)


Your character looks just like how I envision my RP character! Can I use a pic of them to show how my RP character looks like?
:iconwthplz: No they don't and no you can't kthnx. It just ain't cool to swipe a pic of someone elses character and say it's your RP character, you know?


ABOUT ME
How do you pronounce your screen name?
DARKS


Are you male or female?
Guess :XD: You have a 50/50 chance of getting it right lol :P


Do you RP?
At the moment, only with the OA gang. And even then i still feel like i'm doing something wrong |D


Do you want to be my friend?
This is a very awkward question. Very...awkward.


Clubs I am in
:iconhedonehigh: :iconz-a-d-r: :iconpremiummembers: :iconoutcastacademy:





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:iconzigzmurder:
ZigzMURDER Jul 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
is the adobe thing you have free to download?
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Darqx Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They both have 30 day free trial downloads before you have to buy the product
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ZigzMURDER Jun 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Heres a question; if someone made a fanfic about HH can that person put one of their oc in it or do all the fanfics have only your characters in it.
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Darqx Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People have put in ocs before, the only think i ask is for people to try and refrain from doing OCxCanon romances lol.
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ZigzMURDER Jun 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
What can they put an oc as one the nanny/babysitters of Marcus. I was thinking of a fanfic with my oc as one of his nannys and she hopefuly wont fall for anybody there ; just stoping by to see how Marcus is doing.But there will be funny seans with izm and .d. i just want to dry something out and if it doesn't workout the way i plan i'll just delet it.
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HellGirlLuv May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i hav a question that u don't hav to answer if u don't want to but if Izm, A.E.D and all the rest of the group met the Genie from like aladdin i guess wht do u think they'd all wish for????? don't ask y i'm asking or how i even came up w/ the question cause i don't even know this info ^^;
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Darqx May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They'd probably all think they were hallucinating or something :XD:
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HellGirlLuv May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
true very true.....which ones do u think would just go with it even if they thought it was a hallucination????
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:iconsolosan:
LOL

ok I cannot resist

Can i be your fwend *GRIN*
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Darqx Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will have to beat you with a stick :B
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