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Fri Aug 3, 2007, 9:08 AM
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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 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
is the adobe thing you have free to download?
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Darqx Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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:iconzigzmurder:
ZigzMURDER Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They'd probably all think they were hallucinating or something :XD:
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HellGirlLuv Featured By Owner 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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Solosan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
LOL

ok I cannot resist

Can i be your fwend *GRIN*
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will have to beat you with a stick :B
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Solosan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Pffffffffffffffffffffffffft!!

:D YAY stick!

>.< Go Solo. Freak out ppl on cyberspace, you're SO smart.
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xButterflyKissx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Awesome Wei Ren pic 8D *was not expecting it so got excited XDD*
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wei Ren is my FAQ overseer X3
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xButterflyKissx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
It suits him XD
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Chcocolatelover7272 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now i know how to say Izm's name im so proud of myself
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infinite-procedure Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
What if people cosplay your characters? -is guilty of such aweful things- its not roleplay becuz were dressing as them

I miss cosplaying Desmond my hair looked so badass xD
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really mind if people cosplay as them :) The RP situation was more for people who just randomly took the characters and RP'd them online with someone else, usually without telling them where the characters had come from :noes: i had that happen once and it was really strange
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infinite-procedure Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
lol that sounds scary youd think theyd rp them in a group of the characters like what Zena Katt and I did on facebook for a week xD
we did pretty good keeping them in character and only rpd with eachother concidering its a bit difficult to look at someone else and be like sure this character totally knows who you are xD
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it happened with the IZ fancharacter versions. They'd just randomly throw them into a conversation with another random person and use them as if they were their own characters (the people they were RPing with didnt even know the characs weren't theirs to begin with). It was annoying because i told them to stop multiple times and they just kept dragging them back in :< IT WAS ALL VERY AWKWARD LOL.
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infinite-procedure Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I dont doubt this D: your poor characters being raped and used for evil purposes lol
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KattUcia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
OMG ART TRADE ME PLZ. :iconretardiloveitplz:
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG MAYBE ONE DAY YEH? :icondurrhurrplz:
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KattUcia Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
OMG YES. :iconimseriousplz:
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:iconarii-suzuki:
Arii-Suzuki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, very informative and LOTS of GREAT information, thanks for making this wonderful FAQ ^^
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx for commenting on it, when you did i remembered that one day i should really update the journal design for it lol :XD:
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:iconarii-suzuki:
Arii-Suzuki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome and glad I helped your remember that ^^
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AlienClockwork Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I was curious-- are you in college? C: If so, what are you taking?

Apologies if this is somewhere and I missed it!
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently in university and i'm taking a Bachelor of Multimedia =)
Hopefully i will pass this semester so then i can get my bachelor certificate! :pray:
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:iconalienclockwork:
AlienClockwork Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ooh! That's interesting! What exactly does that entail? Programming? Animating?

I wish you lots of luck *sends it all your way*. Passsss, Darqx, passsssss!

*voodoo ritual*
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it entails a lot of things, it really depends on what units you want to take (for example i am avoiding all of the 3D units because i dont like to 3D lol :XD:).

But yeah, it mostly has to do with stuff like designing, web design, different sorts of programming (eg: actionscript, XHTML, CSS, you can choose to do stuff like web computing type stuff which is Javascript and PHP etc). Oh, and design theory and stuff like that =)

Thanx for the luck lol! :icononigirlbeg:
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BETRAYALandREGRET Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
hey, i found my name on your watchers list...i fell so wanted ^^ i luv joo!! lol

p.s i 'm not fearful i just like being hysterical! makes things funner
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:iconnatashamb:
NatashaMB Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
woot
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:iconinvaderdemeter:
InvaderDemeter Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
You should put the :new: symbol there for each new thing you put. ;)
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh good idea, i'll keep that in mind whenever i do big update on the FAQ =D
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InvaderDemeter Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Or even a little one! :D
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:iconkrazy-kupo:
Krazy-Kupo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
I always wanted to make an FaQ as well, then I realise I don't have any characters to do it with. Better invent some after dinner.

Oddly my latest art style is starting to look more an more like yours, just with crappier inking and 4 fingers.
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol well you could always do a FAQ on your art projects or something ;)

Hahah well if its any consolation my art style is probably very similar to someone elses out there (i think i stole *enolianslave's old way of doing noses) XD
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:iconkrazy-kupo:
Krazy-Kupo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
hehe :D
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Thirteen-Ghosts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
I'm digging that font site... :headbang:
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty neat eh? =D
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Thirteen-Ghosts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Oh yesh! *downloads more fonts than she's allowed to*
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:iconkieroski:
Kieroski Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
My GOD thank you so much for linking to tutorials...most are actually extremely helpful.

And double yay for FAQ!! -bookmarks page-

8D
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! Glad you found some useful, most were the ones that either i had used at some point or had actually faved XD

I'll probably add more tutorials later =)
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Twisted-Bat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Student Digital Artist
I had a question about A.E.D buggin meh for a while but I won't post it here... :B Not really da right place....
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sLeePywolfzzz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
yikes :o
*regains* :salute:
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:iconsleepywolfzzz:
sLeePywolfzzz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
yes mam :salutes:
i got ur info :nod:
lol =P
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*cracks whip* AWRIGHT :XD:
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:iconcrystalrobot:
CrystalRobot Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeee! I'm a featured artist of this journal! =D
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:icondarqx:
Darqx Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, yes you are :nod: =)
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:iconkatchansan:
KatChanSan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
I've always wanted to make my own FAQ, but I'm not popular enough, yet. It's a goal to have at least five people that lurve me on here (meaning they'll comment on my crap) JUST so I can make an FAQ xD I'm such a dork.

I adore Flash for the vectory lines <3 I used it when I still had a mouse, because it made it look like I had a wacom. Now I still use it with my wacom. It's so sexy <3
Hurray
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