Black Diary [#1]
So let’s start off with my oldest, yet most worked on project, Black Diary. I created Black Diary for a game jam for visual novels (SuNoFes) back in 2017.
Now a thing to know about me is that I stopped creating art for years due to being too busy/stressed with working in the military. So when I did decide to go back to art, it was trash. It was trash for a few years. Hell, even now I’ll look at a recent piece and hate it.
But I digress.
Black Diary was originally a weird story I started in high school (many, many years ago) that was inspired by the MMO Flyff at the time. I was playing the game, and I noticed all of a sudden that everyone was gone. They just disappeared. And it really creeped me out. I was probably kicked from the server or something, but I didn’t know that at the time. So what did teenage me want to do? Write a story about it.
The story at the time was about a girl named Shihan who was exploring an abandoned town, and she’d meet some people along the way. I never did get to that part, though.
So let’s go to present day. I’ve been working on the project off and on for years, but recently I started being more serious with it. It’ll get a remake by the end of the year (I’m putting that into the world.)
Interested in what the original looks/plays like? Check it out (if you don’t mind poor art and story pacing.)