They keep showing Pokemon movies on TV...and every movie there is always a part where either Pikachu gets hurt or Ash gets hurt and all hope seems lost and it's a very emotional sad part but it's so overused and cheesy...
I am sorry for not saying anything earlier I just not got free time...;orz
I met with the editor of Usogui~ :3
I talked a lot on another website about this so I am just going to making this short simple bullet point of what what I learned from my meeting with Shueisha:
-Manga is not about a story but about character
-The character should be the most interesting thing about you manga
-write what character you like the most
-The quality of illustration is not the most important part of the manga (although Young Jump prefers higher quality works)
-Tokyo Ghoul works because it is easy to read
-you should focus on making a manga that is easy to read
-most manga (for Young Jump?) is 35 pages or less with the climax almost always being on page 29.
-Tokyo Ghoul's mangaka originally wanted to write ecchi (just an interesting tid bit I don't remember the context of this point but yeah)
-Choose your theme or main point before you begin writing (the opposite of what I have learned in my creative writing classes)
-If your story or character is complicated or difficult to explain figure out the most simple way of explaining it. Usogui is a good example of explaining complicated parts of gambling in a simple way.
And that's most of what I remember... Yeah main thing is simplifying, at least for my particular story. Make interesting characters, have something to say, shorten the manga. All things that are super relieving to me 'cause now I know what to do and what to fix.
Here is something interesting that further enforced the idea that I can do it. The sheets for signing in for the meeting with the editor were in both English and Japanese. My editor understood some English as well. Basically it doesn't matter that I am American I was still treated as somebody who wanted to become a mangaka first rather than a foreigner.
The main thing that makes me feel enormously happy is that I can become a mangaka and this experience pretty much set it in stone. If I work hard enough I can become a mangaka. If I have more practice I can become a mangaka.
All my life people have told me that it is impossible because I am American. But the only thing that is actually holding me back is the language barrier, the distance from America, and my art skills...all things which can be fixed through some means: Studying Japanese more, finding ways of living in Japan, practicing drawing and storytelling skills.
Listening to: The sound of the TV
Reading: The Boy Who Fell
Watching: Uhh the Pokemon movie with Victini?