Friday, September 30, 2011

Shipment Dubbing Meets Samurai!

There were twenty days in a night cycle. Thirty weeks in a day’s routine. Forty hours in eternity.

 

In each box of candies, there were a million sugar-flavored ones. One-thousand are coffee-scented and two and a half billion are loved  by fairies. These boxes are linked together to form red obscure boxes, which are larger than life. If decibels from the future are offered to those black packaging tapes, I doubt that any samurai can slice through the strange-looking security.

 

A song crosses paths with a box.

 

A new tomorrow begins.

 

The corner of the wall shows nothing but a dead end. Each liter of flowing water from the stapler’s mouth shall add to the procedure’s workflow. I don’t understand why wires and trash cans are being eaten by rabbit-like critters that lurk beneath the crescent moon and throw away the excess lead.

 

Connect the wild flowers with the Italian spices. They are our only hope. Playing chess may mean more, but mice are never connected to the ports of the raging sea.

 

I wish for time cards and ID holders to obtain wings that can soar to the vast galaxies of the astral world.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

[Full Story] When the Red Forest Cried

When the Red Forest Cried 
By Kristel "Kazaki" Cuadra

The forest was bright and the sun was clear. A little girl named Ae-Cha walked in the hazy path, carrying a picnic basket. She wore a red hood and happily gazed at the nature around her. Coming back from town, she goes back to her house, where mother, Jin-Ae, was waiting for her to bring the grocery and prepare lunch.

But there was something eerie around her. Feeling slightly nervous, a shadow seems to be following her. She started to pick up the pace and run, but...

"AAAAAHHHH!!!"

It was a bloody man in front of her, with a knife. He pushed her to a tree and was aiming at her heart. But as if something was pulling his hand, he stopped, looking at the girl's face.

"I...I can't...I can't kill you..." The man said to Ae-Cha.
The girl was terrified. She couldn't move, not even an inch. There were tears of fear on her eyes.
"Don't be afraid, little girl." The man suddenly backed away from the girl, dropped the knife, but still held her. "I've mistaken you for someone else, I'm sorry. It's okay. Don't cry."

Ae-Cha suddenly calmed down, seeing the sincerity from the man's eyes. She began interrogating, innocently.

"Who are you? Why did you try to kill me? Do you know me?"
The man sighed. "My name is Dae-Jung. I thought you were a bandit from town, because of your hood."
"Why are you all bloody?" The girl asked.
"I shall tell you later. But for now, I'll tell you a story in my small house. Would you like to come?"
Ae-Cha was warned not to trust strangers, but her curiosity got the better of her. "Sure! Besides, it's still too early."

And so both of them went to another path, to a small cabin in the woods. They sat on the table with warm soup.

"Would you like me to tell you a story about this forest?" Dae-Jung said.
"Yes, of course!" Said Ae-Cha.

The narration started.

"A long time ago, there were two people who always explored this forest. The boy was from the town while the girl was from the forest. They both loved each other, but the girl's mother didn't agree of their relationship."
"So what happened to them?"
"Sadly..." Dae-Jung's voice slightly withered. "The boy was killed by the girl's mother. He was brutally chainsawed to death. And the girl, since her mother was a wizard or some sort of a witch, was transformed into a little girl and all of her memories of the boy were erased and replaced with fake ones."
"That's...awful! How could a mother do that to her daughter?"
"Well...maybe because...the mother was a widow who had depression. Her husband died so she seem to have hated men."

Ae-Cha looked at her watch. It was almost noon time.
"Oh my! I have to go home! Thank you for inviting me here!" Then Ae-Cha hurriedly ran outside, back to the path she was going to.
"Okay then, take care, Ae-Cha." Said Dae-Jung.

When Ae-Cha arrived home, her mother was a little irritated.
"What took you so long, Ae-Cha?" Said her mother.
"Well I...I saw some furry animals and they were chasing after the food, so I gave them a tiny bit. I felt sorry for them. Is that okay, mom?"
Her mother, Jin-Ae, chuckled. "Of course, dear. The forest is yours to explore! I'm just glad you didn't run into any trouble. Allright, now help me with the food."
"Yes mother!"

That night, as Ae-Cha went to the kitchen for a glass of water, she saw a small piece of paper sticking out of the cabinet. Next to it was a cat that came out of nowhere. She picked up the paper and discovered that it was a small drawing of the forest.

This is when she began having rapid flashbacks.

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"Here's a piece of paper, Ae-Cha! You can draw the forest if you want." Said a guy.
"Sure, and you'll help me draw too. Right, Dae-Jung?"
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"Dae...Jung?" Ae-Cha thought. "So I....I...."

Suddenly, the cat led her outside, at the shed, where her mother stores all of the tools. When she picked up the little cat, yet another flashback entered her mind.

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"So what do we name the cat?" Asked Dae-Jung.
"Let's name her Channy!" Said Ae-Cha, while petting the cat.
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"Channy..." She looked at the cat, who seem to be pointing at something.

Behind the hay and rugged clothes, there was a chainsaw.

Ae-Cha quickly knelt down in tears, sorrow, and anger. It was her. She was the girl whose boyfriend was killed by her mother. She had become a little girl because of a spell. She lost all of her memories.

"You're awake now, Ae-Cha. Thank goodness." Said Dae-Jung, who was still bloody, and who was the person she met earlier.

"Dae-Jung! I...I...!" Ae-Cha hugged her, even if she was going to be covered in blood too. But her body went through Dae-Jung and she fell on the floor. "Why didn't you save me before? How many days has it been?"

Dae-Jung breathed deeply. "It was only five days. I was only waiting for the right time. I thought I could just kill you and we could be together in the after life. But you were so pure and innocent, and that would be selfish of me. So I instantly thought of sending you clues instead, with the help of Channy, who was also killed by your mother."
"I'm sorry...Dae-Jung..." Ae-Cha cried with all of her heart.

Suddenly, her mother walked into the shed. "What's the commotion here? Who is th--Ae-Cha? And w-who is t-th-?"

Quickly, and without remorse, Ae-Cha picked up the chainsaw and charged at her mother. She brutally pierced through her, like how Dae-Jung was murdered in front of her innocent eyes. But her mother was still able to fight back, and shot her many times with a pistol.


However, her mother died, leaving only Ae-Cha and the two spirits in the shed.


Catching her breath, Ae-Cha was beside Dae-Jung, who was forcing her to call any emergency paramedic. But she insisted on dying there.

"I don't want to live a lonely life. Without you. Without Channy. Without love." Ae-Cha said, with tears of joy. "I want to be with you...forever. I love you, Dae-Jung."
Dae-Jung accepted everything and said, "I love you too, Ae-Cha."

As Ae-Cha was about to breath his last, Dae-Jung sees her girlfriend being transformed into her original form, because her mother (who casted the spell) already passed away. They made a kiss - a kiss that would mean an eternal vow with each other, to stay together and linger through the forest which they called their home.

THE END

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

[Full Story] Diary Of Broken

Diary of Broken [Original Story of the EP]
Written by Kristel "Kazaki" Cuadra

He was walking alone that night. Without anyone, without street lights. Going to the direction his friend, or rather, former friend, directed him to, he shakes in fear but stood still. 

The man named Hibiki Kurobu, a.k.a. Broken. He left the house at 7:00 PM to meet up with Muji Noritaka, a.k.a. Null for a special deal. Leaving his dear little sister, Miki, behind him, he enters the old HQ of their IT-based group, CCB (Computer Connection Brigade) at Kaizen University. 

Broken made a deal with Null regarding the threat to his girlfriend, Mato Shimizu, a.k.a. Format. In the deal, Null will leave Format alone if Broken decides to come to the designated place and time to meet up with him. For the sake of his love, Broken agrees.

Slightly shaking but brave and determined, Broken opened the door.

"Ahh, yes. You finally made it." Said Null with a smile. "Have you decided then?"
"Of course." Broken said firmly. "I've decided to sacrifice myself, for her sake!"
Null laughed. "Even if that means...I'm going to kill you right here?"
Broken was slightly shocked. But he knew what to answer, even without thinking. "Yes."

"Hmm, wise decision." Said Null. "Don't worry, in exchange for your death, I promise to leave Format alone. You can even haunt me to death to verify that. And not just that, I'll keep this event a secret from everyone, especially Format. You can count on that."

With that, Null called two boys, Shido Kawaguchi (Exit) and Kondo Kioshi (Code), who are also members of CCB, like himself, Broken and Format. These two were Format's rivals in their studies. 

"I think it would be best if I let these guys get their revenge on Format first. What do you think?" Said Null.

"Null..." Broken's heart was beating fast, but he said with ease these words: "...I accept everything that you will do to me."

"Hmm, good boy. Now Exit! Phase 1 - [Emotion]."
"Roger!"

Exit drew a sword and stabbed Broken in the chest. It was painful indeed. But Broken was still steadfast.

"In case you didn't notice, Broken, this is a sword we are both familiar of - the Great Sword, used in ancient times and can cut and pierce through anything. Now...how do you feel?"

"I.....I'm still okay. Heheh. I trust you." Said Broken with a smile.

"Good. Now Code! Phase 2 - [Embrace]."
"Got it!"

Code took the sword from Exit and cut Broken's right arm. Broken knelt on the floor in pain, but was still alive.

"So...you still insist on dying, my friend?" said Null.
"Of course. This way...I can protect her...forever..." said Broken, catching his breath.
"All right then. This time, I'll continue." Null grabs the sword. 

"You two, get a sack!" Null said to the two.
"Okay!" said Exit and Code.

With that, Null goes for his shot. "I'm warning you - this one is painful."
Null grabs Broken's face and positions his sword near his cheeks.
"Phase 3 - [Expression]." 

Without any other warning, Null peels off Broken's mouth. It was dreaded and bloody. But alas, Broken was still alive, catching his last breaths.

"I am the one who betrayed your trust." Said Null to Broken. "Avenge your own death, find your own meaning. Because...things like these happen for the reason of...purging our souls."

Broken was confused with what he said, as Null aimed for Broken's left eye.

"Since you are now unable to speak...this is...goodbye. Phase 4 - [Eyesight]."

Null stabs Broken's left eye, through his brain, and in the process, killing him directly. There were bloodstains on his face and slight tears in his eyes, but Null showed no regret, like a villain from a movie would. Broken laid down on the floor...lifeless.

A few moments later, Broken found himself in a room...his own room. He heard sounds of lament and crying outside. To his surprise, his family was grieving over his distorted remains inside the coffin. No one could hear him. He was invisible to their sight. Quickly, he ran to the bathroom to see if all of these things really happened.

"My...my face. My mouth...my left eye. My right arm. My...heart..." Broken was dead scared of himself in the mirror. "So I...really...died."

The next thing that happened is that he was teleported in a weird-looking room (kind of like the room where he was killed) with some sort of hologram screens. They seem to be teaching Broken something. He wondered if this is an illusion, since he's already dead.

And at last, Broken remembered his mission - to avenge his own death, kill Null, his murderer and former best friend, and protect his girlfriend, Format, forever.

"I should go to those two suckers first." he said to himself.

Exit was sitting on his room, counting the money that Null gave him after the mission. He lied down on the floor, thinking of happy thoughts, when suddenly, the whole house darkened and all the lights were shut off. He couldn't see anything. Then he heard a voice.

"Hello, Exit. Have you decided what to do with the money you earned..."
Exit was scared. "Show yourself! Who are you?"
"The money you earned...from stabbing my heart!" said the voice.
"N-no way! Y-you're..."

Just then, Broken suddenly appears behind him and gives him a good stab. Not only that, he also implemented the rest of the "phases" that were used in killing him. In this way, Exit died like him.

"Hahaha!" Broken laughed in vain and excitement. "So this is how avenging your own death feels like! It's good!"

But Broken remembered something. "Oh yeah, that's right. I have to make sure Format is safe."

In her house, Format was sick for a few days already because of fever. She couldn't go to school. Suddenly, she hears a semi-distorted voice, like one processed by computers and static noise. 

"Dear girl...why are you crying?"
Format answered. "I can't contact Broken, my boyfriend, for about 2 days now. I wonder if anything bad happened to him. I'm really worried!"
"Don't be stressed." The voice said. "I am a spirit medium and I shall convey this message to your loved one, wherever he is, may he be alive or dead. I'm sure he's waiting for you out there."
Format wiped her tears. "Oh thank you very much! I-"
"Goodbye."
And then the noise and static-filled voice disappeared. Format was all alone.
But there was one thing different - Format's fever has disappeared too!

On her cellphone, she receives a text message:
"Hey Format, may I borrow your notes in C++? - Code"
Format was slightly annoyed. "Code? At this time? Jeez, what a stuck-up guy! Hmph, fine."

With her fever mysteriously disappearing, Format packs up her notes and goes to Code's house, which is just a few blocks away from hers. But when she knocked on the door, no one answered. She opened it, and to her surprise, she heard tragic screams. These screams got louder and louder as she went inside. And at last, she peeked into Code's room upstairs. Her face froze in fear.

It was Broken, delivering the Phase 4 - [Eyesight] to Code. She also saw Broken's body heavily tortured, bloody, and with a stab in his left eye, with blood oozing from his brain. It was a brutal scene.

Before Broken would notice anything, Format hid behind the doors and quickly yet quietly ran outside of the house and into the open. It rained hard.

"Why...why is Broken a zombie-like creature? What happened to him? Why did he kill code? Was all of that for real? I..."

Suddenly, she received a text message - from Null.
"Come to my house right now. It's regarding Broken."
She then dashes off to the next street, in the rain, without an umbrella.

"Welcome, Format." Null said as Format entered the house.
"W-what happened to Broken? Why does he look like a zombie-like creature killing Code? What do you know about this?"

Null smiled in a grim way. "What do you think...? Heheh."

"Y-you killed him!?" Format was surprised, angry, and confused. 

And at that moment, Null hands over a Great Sword to Format. 

"Yes, I did. Now...do as you please!" Null shouted with a crazy smile.

And with that, Format executes the Four Phases, killing Null the same way she saw how Broken seem to have been killed. She had no regrets, and cuts through the man with sharp and precise moves. 

"Thank you...Format..." This was Null's last words.

Learning everything from Null then deciding for herself, she takes Null's uniform and disguises herself as Broken's murderer. Then she heads off in the heavy rain, trying to find the ghost of her loved one.

Meanwhile, Broken was walking alone in the rain. He was heading to one last destination - Null's house.

"I can't see very well...because of my left eye. Plus it's raining so hard."

Until before his very eyes, he saw someone in a boy's school uniform, standing tall and smiling grimly. 

"No doubt about it." Broken said to himself. "I shall avenge my death...Null!!!" 
He screamed as he performed the exact act of murder that was done to him by Null. Furiously, his right eye cried so much tears and blood as he pierced through Null's body. 

But when Null fell unconscious on the ground, Broken noticed something in the man's neck. 

"T-that's...the necklace...I gave to...I gave to..."

Suddenly, a flashback entered his mind. It was during Format's birthday. It was when he gave this necklace to Format, his most loved one.

"NOOO!!!!" He screamed in pain, trying to wake up Format, who is now a dead corpse. Tears of blood flowed from his right eye as he stared at Format's distorted face.

Later on, Broken heard a voice behind him.

"Broken...my love...why are you crying?"

Behind him was Format's ghost. This is where Broken started asking many questions.

Broken started speaking to her, in the static and noise-filled voice (this is mental telepathy, since their mouths were peeled off) "Why are you dressed like Null? And how did you find about my death? And more importantly, why did you let me kill you? I...I--"

"Listen!" Format said in mental telepathy as well, with tears on her right eye. "I discovered your death while you killed Code. I was there at his house because he wanted to borrow my C++ notes. But I ran away in shock and then Null contacted me about you. And that's when I found out that I saw your ghost and you were killed brutally by Null. So I...I avenged your death by killing Null the same way you were killed! Null handed me the sword and told me to 'do as I please' to him. And that's when I thought for myself...that you're gone and I can't be with you anymore. So I've decided to follow you in the afterlife...by dressing up as Null and letting myself be killed for your sake!"

Broken was sad and frustrated. "Why did you have to go though all of this? I just wanted you to live on and be happy! You could have just forgotten about me and went through the rest of your life! So why?"

Format had only one answer. "Because I love you."

Broken was shocked, but was happy. "I also did this deal with Null, you see...because I love you and I don't want to lose you or let you get hurt ever again."

"Well, right now...since we're both dead...we can be together again...this time...forever." Said Format as she embraced Broken, who stared at the dark, rainy sky. Then he looked back at Format.

"Broken...can I ask you something?"
"Yes, what is it?"
Format was a little shy. "Kiss me. Please."
But Broken was confused. "How? O-our lips are..."
Format went closer to Broken's face. "Let' use our imagination, okay?"
"Oh, okay."

And within that moment, two brutally-killed departed souls held each other tight while doing a "Tragic Kiss".

THE END.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chicken feet mayhem.

This time, I'm posting something unrelated to my current real-life situation.

Let's begin with swans.

Swans are the most awesome birds I've ever seen. But second to them are, of course, flamingos, which can be seen yoyo-ing at Fantasia 2000. Disney has never been the same since the dawn of Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. Those two should have a cat fight for Justin Bieber, seriously. Although I think Charice Pempengco suits JB better than those bitches. Really.

Did I mention that Shamcey Supsup (Ms. Philippines and 3rd runner up for Ms. Universe 2011) either looks like Valerie Concepcion, Charice Pempengco, or that girl in the Hero TV commercial. But no, not Fame Flores - that's Sarah Geronimo Akiko Shikata. No to self. Yes to flowers.

I've actually been wondering why Shikata soundtracks for the weirdest (if not, special) anime and video games, usually BL games. That makes me wonder - should I get into Hanakisou? After all, BL is okay with me since I support gays. Haha.

So which mainstream gay is the best for me? I respect Vice Ganda, though. Mr. Fu and Shalala are okay for me. But who really strikes me the most? Michael V, the eminent cross-dresser. Though not technically gay, I like his wits. I've been a fan since the ABC-5 ages. Ahh, the good-old Pringles-munching days, with Sailormoon, of course.

This leaves us the ultimate question of all:

Can a teleport device really be invented ASAP in this era? I hope so.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A flying fish allows itself to be caught in the net.

Here are the specific things that occurred in my life starting from August 14 up to this day, September 9, 2011.

August 14 - 17
 - I longed for a copy of Lourd de Veyra's book, "This is a Crazy Planets" (which I already have now). In United Imaginary Islands (UI2), they have made a treaty that Bellueroia (country) will now be a part of the continent of UI2. I've also made some live piano song recordings and tried making a DIY acapella of Yuyoyuppe's "Hope" (sung by himself). And of course, my salary for my technical writing came.

August 18 - 21
- Through my bf, I finally found "Feel Like Dance" by Globe which is actually a childhood J-pop song. Lately, Chowking's Chinese-Style Chicken sort of changed its appearance. I also wrote an FL9 tutorial and tips on composition. I also recorded EXEC_LIGO/. because EXEC_HARMONIUS/. is too awesome.

August 22 - 25
- After getting "This is a Crazy Planets", I manage to finish my album, Lost Utopia Act III and upload it to the FTP site. My bf also listened to it (that made me happy). And our dear goddess, Akiko Shikata, released her new single "Utsusemi", with "LOST CHILDREN" as the B-side. LOST CHILDREN was rearranged, though.

August 26 - 29
- My bf randomly showed me a "moving-picture" horror manhwa (Korean manga) that left me shocked for almost 2-3 weeks. I also enjoyed playing some NES (family computer) games like Super Mario, Pacman & Galaxian at my PC-NES emulator. Then there was the marinated chicken after being shown the LAZORHS scene from Final Destination 5 (thank you Poko and Angela Aki LOL), and thanks to Daktarin for the cure on my mouth sore.

August 30 - September 2
- Receiving new technical writing assignments which are Office tutorials, I continued them for around 2-3 days while getting a calamansi hair bath. And it was September, the first day of "Philippine Christmas". I managed to finish them all eventually. Then to my surprise and amazement, Lourd de Veyra replied to my post via Twitter, while I was refreshing myself with some more study in Aramaic language.

September 3 - 6
- Watching "Letter Bee" on Animax somehow relaxed my mind. I also created language tags (which contains all of my languages of interest in small paper strips). We also went to Mainit Hot Springs to cure my dad and my cousin's wife. And of course, me and my bf met and talk about our plans in the future, as to where will we work and how about his and my future music endeavors. We spent so many fun times together eating, looking for job openings, and talking about in the city.

September 7 - 9
- I've decided to learn Hangeul (Korean Language) to get even, or maybe because of my "language addict" sense. It was okay but pretty hard. But I'm doing my best. Until my former boss at Ionics (during OJT) contacted me for a job slot. I had no other choice but to take the opportunity, even if it means going back "there". Thank God that I have a classmate whom I can stay (if ever I get absorbed) after a few weeks "there". I was so sad (but now I'm pretty much okay) that I even cried while doing a cover song, Akiko Shikata's "Doko He".

...and that's pretty much it. All were written in my personal diary/journal. Tahaha. XD