Tuesday, March 25, 2008

O2/PIU Stories~ Affection/Special Series

O2/PIU Stories~ 344-MR-GO Series
by Kristel "Kazaki" Cuadra


Story 1 - 3.4.4. (Song by DJ Potatoe)///


It was late April. The James family went for an outing in a place where there are green trees, green grass, and lots of furry animals. But first, let us know who the family members are.

First off, Ben James. The father. A musician/musical scorer guy who usually wears shades, and isn't very talkative. He likes music a lot, and have influenced his wife and children. Next we have Nicole, the mother. This quiet and sensitive woman also loves musical instruments and classical music.

Then there's Maria, their innocent-looking daughter who always smiles. And last but not the least, her little brother, Robert, who is, in fact, mentally disabled.

The whole family was very happy that day. But that day was 3 years ago. Now, the world has become a dangerous place for kids to live in.
However, Robert & Maria are now going to school.

"I'm really excited about school! I wonder what it will be like.." Maria happily walked with his little brother, as they head for their school, which has a special school inside it. So there's no problem with them being separated.

Occassionaly, there would be shootouts and robberies in their place. Their mother usually gets worried, but her husband calms her down. "Kids these days....they've got good instinct, you know." He said.

Robert is a special child, not only physically or mentally, but by heart, he is. He would always smile at people, and make them smile back. Although he seldom talks, his sweet silence speaks for itself.

However, he loves being alone, and staring in blank space. Or doing some other randomly odd things. That's why his sister had to keep an eye on him all the time.

One time, Maria was playing the electric piano in their house, and she was composing her very first instrumental song. But she couldn't finish it.

"Hey Robert!"

"...huh..yes?"

"Can you help me here? Can you think of a good melody that goes with this one?"
And she plays the first melody she made up.

And without any word, Robert put his hands onto the piano, and started putting a melody together.

After a few minutes of playing & practicing, they finally got it. They called it "Song no. 344", since it's Robert's favorite number. But they didn't know that their dad, Ben, was watching them play from a distance. He smiled, and went outside.

"Hey Robert!"
"..yes?"
"Try to memorize that song. It'll help if one of us gets lost."
"..how?"
"Just play the song, and I'll know where you are."
"..ok."
"Good! Now, let's do your homework!"

A few weeks later, the family went to the mall to go shopping. However, there was something bad that's going to happen.

[sound of explosion, firetrucks, people screaming & running]

There was a terrorist attack. The mall was on fire. The family almost got separated from each other. "Maria's here..but where's..."

"Oh my God! Robert!" Maria runs off looking for Robert. Her parents couldn't stop her.

Unfortunately, she didn't find him. Instead, she was found by some firemen, and was returned to her parents. No one found Robert, not the firemen, not even the police.

The family grieved, especially Maria, thinking he might have been dead. But fortunately, unknown to them, Robert survived. He was found by a young lady named Terry. Terry is a club DJ, and also a scorer. She saw the young, innocent Robert lying on the floor in the deep, dark parking area where no rescue team went.

She took the little boy home, and raised him. She was very happy, yet she wanted to find out his real parents.

--END OF PART/PHASE--


Story 2 - Make it Rock (Song by Red Pulse)///


7 years have passed. The world is still a dangerous place to live in. People are still killing each other, and money is everyone's first priority.

"Make it Rock!" This was everyone's favorite line from the song of the new band in town. They were known as Silver Dawn. But little did everyone know, there are many stories behind this band.

Terry Henson is their producer. And of course, the vocalist is none other than Robert. But he was called James instead. But why?
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[7 years ago]

"Hey there, what's your name?"
"..my...name?"
"Yes! Your name!"
"..ro..bert...james."
"Hmm....very well then. I'll call you James. Is that ok?"
"...ok".
"Good!"

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Robert showed no signs of autism after the explosion 7 years ago. He couldn't remember anything. But one day, he was going home. He met a mysterious man in the subway. This man wears shades, and looks extremely mysterious.


"You're Robert James, aren't you?" Asked the man.
"Yup! Sure am. Why?"
The man paused for a while, then said "You really don't remember anything, now do you?"
"Huh? What are you talking about? You don't even know me personally!"
"Oh really?" The man looked irritated. "Are you telling me that the lead vocalist of the infamous Silver Dawn doesn't have any childhood memories?"
"W-what are you saying! Of course I have..."
Suddenly, the man walks out.
"W-wait! We haven't finished talking yet! Who the heck are you anyway?"
The man looked back at him, and said "We will meet again soon. For now, think about your past. Maybe you had amnesia." Then he left.

Robert was confused. "Amnesia? B-but I remember everything! About when I was found by Terry, and how I was raised as a rock star musician and..."

A few days later, he went to a nearby park to think about some things, and write a song at the same time. There she saw a young girl on the bench, crying.

"Hey there!"
"...huh?" The girl looked at him.
"May I know why are you crying?"
"..it's because...my little brother...they say he is... alive, but...he's supposed to be.."
Robert was a little surprised. "Ah, I see. So where do you think your brother is?"
The girl looked at him again. Then she gave him a brown envelope.
"Huh? What's this for?"
But before Robert can say anything else, the girl ran away.
"W-wait! What's this enevelope for?"

When he got home, he felt even more confused about what's happening lately. "Who was that little girl? And that weird guy on the subway? They act as if they know me personally.."

He decided to open the envelope the girl have him. He was shocked at what was inside.

"T-these are...!"
Photos. Pretty little photos of the girl, and a little kid, with their parents.

"This is the little girl! And behind him is the weird guy!"

He looked on some other photos. It was his own. He was in some of the photos.
"Could these guys be..stalkers? Then again...why do they.."

There was a solo picture of a little boy, the girl's missing brother. He compared it to his photo.

"T-this can't be...! Does this mean that I....that I..!!"

Suddenly, Terry came to the room. He saw the young lad crying.

"You know, it's not really pretty for band vocalists to cry like that.."
"Yeah...! B-but...t-this!" He showed her the photos.
"Ah...this is..."
"..huh?"
"This musy be your real family!"
"Real family? What do you mean?"
"You don't remember? I only found you in a mall explosion 7 years ago. But because I longed to have my own son...."
Robert looked at her. "Y-you?! Why did you do that? Why didn't you just turn me over? How could you be so selfish?"
"...I-I'm sorry....It's all my fault that you don't reme-"

Without any word, Terry went out of the room. Robert was still crying. But now everything made sense to him. He finally remembered everything.

The next day, he went to the instrument shop for a new keyboard. Then, he heard a melody. A sweet melody that he remembered well.

He saw a young girl playing. It was her. It was his real sister. He went to her, and finished the melody.

"Maria? I-is that you?"

"..R-robert? Y-you finally remember now!!" She hugged him so tight. "Oh my God! My brother is back! He has returned! He's not dead!!"

She was very happy, and so was Robert.She took him to their house.

"Robert! My son, you're back! You're alive!" Shouted their mother, Nicole.
"Yo Robert!" Said the father.
"H-hey wait a minute!" Robert looked at his father. "You're that guy on the subway!"
"Why yes. As a matter of fact, It was me. I was trying to make you remember."
"B-but how did you know that I'm still alive? And where I am?"
"Coincidence, perhaps?"
"Yeah..right.."


"But father," Maria asked. "Why isn't he autistic anymore? I mean, is he really Robert?"
Ben answered. "Why of course! It's just that..."

"Huh? What are you guys talking about?" Robert interrupted.

Ben answered the boy. "I had a chat with a fellow psychologist. He was the one who examined you a long time ago. He said that your medical condition is, by far, one of the most uncommon cases in the world. He said you have two personas living inside you: the 'unconscious', and the 'real'. It is characterized by the color of your hair."

Maria thought. "Ahh..so that's why your hair looks reddish. A long time ago, it was blue-ish."

The family greatly rejoiced for the return of their missing member. Meanwhile, there was a knock on the door. Robert opened it. It was Terry.

"Y-you? What are you doing here?"
"I wanted to apologize formally, not only to you, but to your family as well." And then, she explained everything.
"It's ok. We forgive you." Nicole said.

However, it was not the end of the story. Having another trip to the mall to celebrate their reunion, there was another incident involving more terrorists and the police. Robert was accidentally shot by a policeman, and was rushed into the hospital.

But although Robert was unconscious in the real world, he had a dream. He saw a young autistic boy sitting near the tree. He decided to talk to him.

"Hi there!"
"..huh? Who are..you?"
"I..uh...I'm you, right?"
"Me? But..we're different."
"We almost look the same, don't we?"
Robert sat with the boy.
"You know, I never understood any of this. But because of...you...I did."
The boy looked at him.
"Shall we...go together?" Robert asked.
"Yes..!" And off they went to a faraway road.

Robert awoke in the hospital. The first thing he saw was Maria, crying over him.

"Ma...ri...a..."
"...R-robert? Y-you're back! You're alive!" And with that, she hugged him.
"I....I'm back...."

Maria noticed something. Robert's hair was blue again. He had become his autistic persona again.
Meanwhile, a doctor came in the room and explained everything to them.

"Don't worry, he can switch personas. You'll see."

And so they were all very happy. As for Silver Dawn, it never broke up. Terry worked with Ben (their father) for an all new "Silver Dawn of Harmony".

--END OF PART/PHASE--


Story 3 - GO! (Song by U;nee)///

Silver Dawn of Harmony. Why this name? Because they now have two main vocalists: Robert & Maria. They are now famous, having concert after concert. They also give to charities.

And now, we meet Allan Henson, Terry's brother, and self-proclaimed "prince of dance music". He has a certain obsession for Maria. He would even guest for the SDH concerts!

Maria knew what was going on, so one day, she decided to talk to Robert about what's going on.

"Aww, come on! It's just a case of falling in love and....you know! Those stuff."
"But Robert!" She sounded worried. "This is a serious thing!"
"Well yeah! But hey! It's not like he's gonna ask you to marry him..."
"What? No!! Not ever!"
"Why not? He's good. I absolutely think he's perfect for you."
"Yeah, but..."
"But what?"

Suddenly, she smiled.

"I'll tell you later. Bye for now. I've got autographs to sign, you know?" And then, she ran off.

"What the heck was that all about?" Robert was confused.

Later that night, it was blue moon. There are so many stars. Robert was alone in the upper terrace of their house. Maria came over.

"Hey Robert..."
"Yees, what is it?"
"There's something...really important I should tell you.."
"Important? Ok then, let's hear it."
"But promise me first."
"Huh?"
"Promise you won't get mad."
"Oh ok."

Maria pulled out something from her envelope. It was her birth certificate. He showed it to Robert.

"Don't you see Robert? I'm not....I'm not your real sister!"
"..Y-your'e what?" Robert got confused, and slightly angry.

"The truth is...your real sister, Maria James, died years ago. My real name is Marina Wong. I was adopted because your parents told me that Maria's death caused you to...."

Robert was silent for a few minutes. Then he started to cry too.

"How could you...how could you do this to me? How could you pretend to be 'her'? Why didn't you tell me before?"
"I..I couldn't tell you..because you were.."
"That's enough!" And with that, he left. Maria, or rather, Marina was all alone, crying. It was still a full moon. The stars were still in the sky.

After that, she told Allan the same thing. And he said the same thing that Robert did. All Marina can do was sit in a corner and cry.

One time, her 'mother', Nicole, sat beside her. She knew what Marina said to the boys.

"You know...crying isn't gonna solve anything."
"But can I do anything? I mean, honestly! There's absolutely nothing I can do to..."
"Shh.. That's enough. They might have been angry or shocked at what you said. But soon they'll realize that it's a truth that cannot be undone. It will take some time before they do."

'Don't lose hope'. This was the phrase Marina had in mind for the whole week. After a few days, Robert finally talked to her.

"You know, at first I couldn't believe what you just said. At first, I was kinda shocked at the whole thing. But now, it made sense to me."
Marina finally smiled, and hugged him.

"So now that I know that we're not siblings...."
"Huh?"
Robert pulls out a red rose from behind. "Will you...will you be my girlfriend instead?"
Marina was surprised. Her eyes were filled with tears. "Yes yes!" She eagerly said.

What they didn't know, Ben was spying on them.

"What a perfect happy ending...for such a odd fairytale." Then he magically disappeared.

Who exactly is he? Well, we don't need to know that. All that matters now is Robert & Marina found each other.

"Maria....I hope you're watching. I'm happy now. Thank you."


--END OF PART/PHASE--

>>THE END!!<<

THANKS FOR READING!! HOPE IT INSPIRED YOU!! ^_^

.hack//FATE: Vol. 1 - Reason

.hack//FATE
Volume 1 - "REASON"

Original Story Based from .hack by Bandai Visual
by Kristel "Kazaki" Cuadra

[Part 1]

--Continued from .hack//Police---


After this notorious PK Data Drained her, she was unconscious for a few minutes in the real world. Her character disappeared.
When she woke up and logged in, she was surprised that everything--from her e-mails, member addresses, in-game items and stuff, are all gone! Her PC has been reformatted!
She asked around for help, but no one would believe her, and called her a noob. How sad.
All she could do was cry. She went to the Alchemy District by herself.

Meanwhile, she was found by a handsome-looking player named Rhein, a Blade Brandier.

"Hey there! Why are you sad?"
"Y-you see....my...character..."
"Huh? You're character looks fine to me."
"My character's....been reformatted...to level 1...!!"
"W-what? R-really? You mean you're not a noob?"
"Yeah! They won't believe me.."
"H-how could that happen? Maybe that's some kind of data anomaly....or virus!! You'll have to tell CC Corp about it!"
"I already asked an admin guy." She said. "He just ignored me."
"Aww, that's bad! Is there something I can do to help? Maybe I can help you level up again!"
Kiori finally smiled. "...gee..thanks...! Thanks a lot...uhm..."
"My name? My name is Rhein. I'm a Blade Brandier. I help out noobs and give them tutorials! Nice to meet you! What's your name?"
"Kiori. Edge Punisher. I was a former Kestrel member, but I never PKed. I went for the System Police job quest, and succeeded. But now...it's all gone..."
"System Police job class, eh? Don't worry! I'll help you get your job back! We'll just get us some party members, that all! Come with me, for an adventure!"
"You mean, now? As in now?"
"Yeah! We'll go to Δ Growing Verse's Mind Trip. A very nice place for leveling up. ^_^"

And so they went adventuring. They had so much fun. It is also there where Kiori told Rhein about her time in Kestrel, and her friend, Alex, is comatose in the real world, because he didn't survive the data drain.
On the other hand, Rhein is the player behind the legendary player Toshida, during the R:1 days. It was his brother's PC, and was entrusted to him before his brother died in a car accident. And now, he plays The World, hoping to feel the presence of his brother once again, just like in the R:1 days.

After the adventure, they meet Frad, Alex's buddy. "K-kiori? Y-you're allright? But your job class....."
"Yeah...my PC's been reformated. I don't know why. It must've been that PKer who PKed me.."
"You mean that AI that Data Drained you?"
"Data Drain? What's that?"
"It's a special kind of attack where you can drain out another player/monster, or anything else's data in The World. Do you remember the legendary Kite?"
"..Oh yeah! That guy in orange!" Kiori saw him during her time in R:1, using her character Mei-chin.
Rhein knew him too. "You mean THAT guy? The guy with a bracelet? So THAT was Data Drain."
"Yes, that's right. However, only special characters can use that. For example, here in R:2, we have the legendary Infinity Eight. The ones with Avatars. Look, I'll just explain it to you via e-mail. See ya!"
And with that, Frad gated out.
"W-wait!" Kiori didn't catch him.
"Who's that guy? Friend of yours?"
"Well...a friend of my friend."
"Hey, I know! Why don't we start a guild! We can gather strong players by that!"
"Actually... I had that in mind. Let's give it a try! But who can be the guild master? And what should we name it?"
"Hmm....I know! Go contact that friend of yours. I bet he knows a lot of stuff about The World."
"Ok then. See ya! ^_^"

Kiori then checked her e-mail. There was a message from Frad.
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Hey there! Do you want to know about the Infinity Eight?

They are, well, special players who worked under Project G.U. to investigate a data anomaly known as AIDA.
They are able to summon an entity known as an Avatar. Normal players like us can't see those.
The players were Haseo, Atoli, Kuhn, Yata, Sakubo, Endrance, Pi, and Ovan.
Their avatars' names were Skeith, Innis, Magus, Fidchell, Gorre, Macha, Tarvos and Corbenik respectively.
The Infinity Eight were also the ones who destroyed AIDA and Cubia, with help from all of The World.

These 8 Avatars were based from the legendary poem known as "Epitaph of Twilight", and this poem was also the basis for the setting for The World R:1.
According to my research, as well as information from my good friend, Yata, about wandering AI's that resemble the Avatars. One time, an AI fused with my character, and I felt tremendous power when I was about to fight a boss monster. And that was on soloing!
That power made my appearance fuse together witht that of the AI, and I resembled the Avatar Fidchell, which is also Yata's Avatar. After the battle, he unfused with me, and said "call me if you need me...".

Yata gave that 'power' a name: "Epitaph's Copy". Why 'copy'? Because this power is like a copy of the original Infinity Eight's. He had detected 7 more users who are more likely to be fused with the 7 remaining AI's.
Among them are you, and your friend I met earlier. That Blade Brandier guy.

For that, I want you to make a guild that could call upon the remaining 'chosen ones'. I'll be waiting at the Chaos Gate in Mac Anu. Your friend said he'd be there.
Thanks for reading. See you there!

--Frad

PS. I also sent this to Rhein. So don't bother explaining it to him anymore. =)
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"What a looooong, and informative e-mail!! Allright, I better log in."

At the Chaos gate....

"Hey Kiori!" Rhein was waiting.
"Oh, hi..Rhein...! "
Frad spoke. "So...shall we begin the guild?"
"Yeah! Let's do it!"
And so it happened. They signed in for a guild.
"What should we name our guild?" Asked Rhein.
"Uhmm...let's see..." Kiori thought deeply. "Frad did say to make a guild with the hopes of getting all other PC with Epitaph's copy..."
Suddenly, she shouted. "I know! FATE!!"
The two boys were shocked. "Fate?"
"Yeah! FATE!! F-A-T-E!! For All The Epitaphs!!"
"Y-you mean, this is just a guild for Epitaph Copy PC's?"
"Uhm....not really. This will be a guild not just for them, but also for those who have information, or are interested about Epitaphs! I read that Epitaph poem thingy yesterday, you know!"
"Y-you read it? You mean it's still posted there?" said Frad. "I thought it was gone..."
"No, not on the net. I found my sister's notebook where it's written."
"Wow." Frad was amazed. "To think you were just a hyperactive System Police wannabe. You also know a lot. On top of that, you've got lots of luck!"
"Well...."

And so after a few days, they got an @Home. Kiori was the guild master. She couldn't believe it. The grunty was soooo cute! She would always hug the grunty!

"Allright!" Rhein said. "Now it's time to recruit!"
"Yeah!" Said Kiori. "But how and where do we start?"
"We shall start by finding us some possible "Candidates" for Epitaph Copy PC's, or EPC for short." Frad said. "I'll ask Yata about some more information. In the meantime, Kiori.."
"Y-Yes?"
"Go level up with Rhein. It might help you."
"Ok. Thanks!"

Rhein once again took Kiori for leveling up at Δ Dawning Frisson's Entity, where they met a girl, with black hair and black-and-white-themed character design.
"Hi there! I'm Edia! A Flick Reaper!"
They introduce themselves as well.
"I usually go soloing. I wanted to join a guild, but it's so hard to choose! I don't wanna be bossed around, but I don't want to have too much responsibilities!"
"Then why don't you join our own guild?" Said Rhein, as he gives her a guest key.
"I'll try! I must have a look at your guild first."
"Then why don't you come with us?" Said Kiori.
"Uhm....not now. You see....I've got stuff to do after this."
"Allright then! See you sometime!" Kiori and Rhein warped back.

[end of part 1]

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

THE ALL NEW WANTED LIST

Here's my all new WANTED LIST!!
(a list of my friends, encounters, inspirations, etc.)

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN THESE PEOPLE. THEY OWN THEMSELVES. xD

Last Update: 12/03/08

Akira Tomosuke
Allison Carmichael
Angelo Sotira
Antonio Rafael Restar
Arianne Baldiviano
Bassem Hassan
Candiss Pereyra
Caselyn Jader
Christian Bautista
Christian Cañada
Ciel Anthony Simon
Cris Anthony Mendez
Dunton John Arca
Edwin Francis Briones
Errol Castillo
Gerard Way
Hannah Santos
Harold Masilungan
HYDE (Hideto Takarai)
Irene Agnes Estrellado
Jake Ramos
Jason Merle
Jean Yllan Catalla
Jeanica Bianca Marie Glifonea
Jessica Zubia
Joan Leigh Sutherland
Joanna Marie Macalalad
Joanabel Dizon
John Lyndon Phillip Planas
John Nico Echenique
Jonathan Jagoba
Jonathan Mejia
Jose Tiquia
Julius Cada
Justin Suico
Kathleen Mae Talusig
Kaze.O2SE
Kris Añana
Krizza Labita
KOTOKO
Lance Almoro
Lorenzo Artigas
Louie Albina
Louisse Lynn Antonette Young
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Luigi Rafael Serran
Melissa Cabral
Miko Hughes
Noel Angelo Camba
Pauline Bathan
Pory
Rafael San Antonio
Ram Pureza
Reymund Cereno
Ronnie Winter
Sharisse Almoro
Shiela Lynn Tolentino
SHK (So hyung kim [?])
Simon Reis
Takanori Nishikawa
Name not known (Autistic?) Guy

If you find your name on this list, that means....I will never forget you!! *hugs*


Saturday, March 8, 2008

HELP.

I'm in great pain today. I have a *something about something* dillema, I've got exams, and.........

I have so many things I want to show the world, and I'm not afraid to promote it.

http://geocities.ws/kazakichan_2103/ - Website (archived as geocities closed down)
http://kazaki03.deviantart.com - DeviantART Profile
http://www.youtube.com/user/Crisel15 - Youtube Profile

Drop by....maybe you will discover some good things about me (and maybe bad things...just kidding =P)

The truth is, I wanna do everything. No, I wanna be everything. Sounds impossible, right?

I wanna be a game designer, programmer, manga/anime artist, composer, singer/artist(though I'm not very good).....and just about everything regarding the digital world. Only problem is that I LIVE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

Can anyone help share my talents to the world?

Kristel "Kazaki" Cuadra