TLDR; I have a stupid writing idea that would require me to put out follow-through and actually learn A) some music theory b) to compose in a program of some variety. Does anyone have suggestions on (free) stuff to enable this? Longform idea ramble under the cut (idea bouncing courtesy of Void) if you're actually interested in that thing; Spoiler [Nai]:also, writer problems: when you accidentally fall face-first into a character concept that is GREAT but which you don't have the skills to execute. In this case, a character who has synthesia and perceives magic-sense as sound. [Nai]: it would be great as a Homestuck-style comic with a music aspect, but, HOW DO MUSIC???? [Void/Rave]: Music program and trial and error [Void/Rave]: Or hire music person [Nai]: #money [Void/Rave]: Yep lmao [Nai]: I mean I also don't feel my art skills are up to par to be adequate but [Void/Rave]: A comic is a good way to practice [Void/Rave]: You get better as you go [Void/Rave]: I know several artists who have just redone pages later after their skills improved [Nai]: yeah that's kind of the vague idea [Nai]: I've got a setting concept that I'd been half tooling around with for a long time but this just really nailed in the concept of the MC [Void/Rave]: I think it sounds like a fun comic idea [Void/Rave]: I love when people push the boundaries of what a comic is [Void/Rave]: Its why I love homestuck [Nai]: I think I might try some screenshot redraws first? to get what i've been thinking of as the style figured out *** [Void/Rave] thumbs up *** [Nai]: it's a comic with a large emphasis on block color (like Homestuck) and no facial expressions (because my brainweird HATES them) so I really feel like the music aspect can help to add the mood element that might be missing bc of the expression thing? [Nai]: I mean not every page will have music obviously and sometimes it'll just be like. a tone. [Nai]: or a Standard Sound Effect [Nai]: because some things feel like that [Void/Rave]: The lack of facial expression might turn some people away but the music aspect sounds cool [Nai]: well it's very much.... the way I'm envisioning the cuts of the panels isn't heavy on expression anyway? [Nai]: it's large-body action [Nai]: basically: my perception of things as per my own brainweird [Void/Rave]: That makes sense!