Started by Siya, July 17, 2007, 05:49:07 pm
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QuoteOralux-tan, I was thinking, could have black hair. My original thought was white with a lock of red in the front for a chicken-like effect, but that always reminds me of candy canes. and not chickens. It might work, provided I add enough yellow-orange accents to the outfit to make her look chickeny, but I'm leaning toward black at the moment. I planned for the outfit to be primarily white (jacket and skirt) while the blouse is red. Yellow-orange accents would be in her necklace (with the Oralux logo as a pendant), her hairband, her buttons and maybe a stripe lining the bottom of her skirt. Socks and shoes have yet to be determined, but I'm currently leaning toward white socks and black or brown shoes. I'm also playing with the idea of making either her jacket or skirt black as well. I intend to make her eyes a dull, pale blue...often associated with blindness in various forms of cartoon and animation, including some manga and anime. She holds the leash of her seeing-eye rooster. I have yet to decide on what pet name she might have for said rooster, but what she doesn't realize is that he is actually Oralux-kun!
QuoteOralux-kun's hairstyle is a mock mohawk of sorts. The longer hair in the middle is brushed forward and dyed red. The shorter hair shows that his roots are, indeed, black (I was initially thinking white for him, too...but the candy cane thing keeps nagging at my mind). His jacket is black with a white feather collar and the Oralux logo over the left breast. The shirt he wears underneath is white, perhaps with red accents. Belts and shoes are probably black, though the belts might be white. Pants....I dunno? White? Black? Denim? I had also considered making his jacket white. I really won't know what I like best until I try! ^^;
QuoteFurther story I had considered for the Oraluxes continues to clamor down the path of Rumiko Takahashi-esque inspiration. I had in mind that Oralux-kun has a crush on the blind Oralux-tan. However, since Ubuntu (amongst other major distros) now offer greater accessibility to the visually impaired, I considered Oralux-tan to have an unspoken crush on Ubuntu-kun (open for creation!). This, of course, makes Oralux-kun jealous. In addition, since the heightened accessibility of Ubuntu, rendering Oralux obsolete, Oralux-kun feels more than threatened.Thoughts?
QuoteOralux-tan is so pretty! I'm always amazed by the time and thought you put into your characters' fashion and color schemes. I like your proposed ideas-- though I do think perhaps her hair should be white + orange (to avoid the candycane effect).
Quote...and Oralux-kun is very handsome, too. :3I have to agree with your ideas for the color scheme again, though I think his pants should be denim.
QuoteBut the Ubuntu-kun/Oralux-tan/Oralux-kun love triangle would be quite humorous...
Quote...I also like the drama-filled love triangle!
Quote..., though I wonder what Ubuntu-tan would think of all the insanity
QuoteI think I was just trying too hard with the chicken theme when there's already enough going on.
Quote...but remind me why she has an African heritage. DistroWatch claims Ubuntu originated on the Isle of Man and the Ubuntu homepage's "The Ubuntu Story" mentions nothing helpful. I am in need of enlightenment. D:
QuoteI guess this is another thing for us to consider: What, exactly, is the relationship between Ubuntu-tan and Ubuntu-kun like?
QuoteOn the topic of colors, I'd say stick to the black jacket if you're going to go with denim. I realize I am probably the least color-coordinated/fashion aware person here, but I figure since you are under no obligation to take my advice, my two bits would not hurt, ne? ^.^
QuoteAnyways, From what I remember, Her name comes from the Zulu word "ubuntu", loosely translated as "humanity", describing the ubuntu philosophy: "I am who I am because of those around me."
QuoteAn excellent question, and one which is rather open to interpretation. Often, the -tan/-kun relationships turn out to be bother/sister but not always. After all, the same thing could be said of OS manufacture families, but then things would get really kooky, ne? ^.^
QuoteOoh! I hadn't considered orange! I might keep make it a reddish orange, just to keep it as close to a cockscomb color as possible. But giving it a strong orange tint would keep away the candy cane appearance.
QuoteExcellent! I shall consider the love triangle concept "approved"! ^^Now all that's left (aside from finished pictures) is designing Ubuntu-kun. I agree that he should share some elements that Ubuntu-tan has, but remind me why she has an African heritage. DistroWatch claims Ubuntu originated on the Isle of Man and the Ubuntu homepage's "The Ubuntu Story" mentions nothing helpful. I am in need of enlightenment. D:
QuoteI guess this is another thing for us to consider: What, exactly, is the relationship between Ubuntu-tan and Ubuntu-kun like? :3