You’re… you’re joking right? No one is really that weird to make something like this… right? But of course, Japan always has to stick out like a cosplayer at a ninja convention.
China saw its first-ever public gay wedding this month between Lu Zhong and Liu Wangqiang. “With the newly-weds attracting as many as 1000 onlookers, according to the West Strait Morning Post, Liu Hua-sheng, a well-wishing taxi driver, described the scene as being ‘grander than the Chinese New Year.’” More.
Happy endings are overrated. But, in this case, I’m glad they got one. Best of luck to the both of them.
I almost completely forgot I had one of these. See? Didn’t I say it in my first post? “…and then I’ll probably abandon it completely.” (<—- me paraphrasing myself. =D)
Alright alright, so I didn’t abandon this, obviously since I’m posting again. Sad saddy sad sad face.
Since this is been my first real post in a while let’s be serious. Time to update my life.
I’m working on a new story, which is never good in my case because I seem to have this curse on me that makes me come up with these amazing story ideas but never actually finish a story. So every time I start a new one that just means my previous ones will stop receiving attention. Never to be finished. *sigh*
However, I am determined to do something with this one. I’m going to do my best to post it here. It’s beta-titled “Wraith” so unless I come up with a new title I’ll be posting it under that. Now to give a little back story on it. =D
Wraith came to be during a high. Not “high” as in drugs (don’t do ‘em kids, only stupid people do), but “high” with a more complex meaning. I had spent a good few days on youtube checking out Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (well, the Power Rangers series in general really) which eventually led me to Super Sentai related videos and soon after various Kamen Rider stuffs. I started thinking how very cool it would be to be in a Power Rangers/Super Sentai series.
The idea of Wraith started off as a parody, like a YT miniseries, yanno? Have a few friends in costume running around, saving the world, and destroying large alien monsters, all before breakfast. However, as I thought more about it, it became less “traditional” Power Rangers (with the giant monsters and Transformer robots) and more of a sort of “inspired by” type thing. When I wrote the original script it was very weird and out of my element, mainly because my usual style of story is not so “After School Special” or “Saturday Morning Cartoon” like Power Rangers is. It had to be adapted.
Unlike a separate story I’m working on, currently beta-titled “Joker’s Card” (which is a direct parody of most Super Hero comics and yet a Super Hero comic in its own right), Wraith is more independent from the series it’s based from. More “realistic” in a strange fanatsy-ish way. Sort of like Doctor Who.
As I’ve already rewritten the background or “Origin Story” for it I’m not exactly sure where it’s going to go. It’s pretty much writing itself at this point. Wraith is about this thing, called the Crystarus, that everybody wants to get their hands on. That’s standard stock, very common in both Action/Adventure movies, books, etc., and in most RPGs. Back to the point:
The Crystarus is something that holds the “greatest power” in the universe. In order to get this power you need to be able to free it. You need the “keys” to the “door”. The keys take the form of various gems simply referred to as crystals. These crystals each contain a power or set of abilities that the holder can tap into and draw out. Each crystal imprisons an entity, equally benevolent as malevolent, each with their own thoughts and agendas. When apart they glow in close range to each other and if together they can point the way to the Crystarus. In order to keep it hidden the crystals were spread across the cosmos.
For centuries they were hidden, but eventually found. When word got around about these mysterious stones many sought to collect them in order to find the Crystarus and obtain the greatest power in the universe. Eventually a large war took place, holders of crystals gathering in one spot. Some appeared to steal the crystals and find the Crystarus, others to retrieve the crystals and hide them, believing no one should have the kind of powers the gems gave them.
One holder, a black knight, managed to obtain the crystals by the wars end and entrusted them to a woman named Danae, asking her to keep them safe. Danae fled the planet with the crystals and after hundreds of years, found her way to the planet Earth where, in a fight with a woman named Denie, she lost the crystals.
Now scattered on Earth Danae and Denie race to find them, Denie with the intentions of taking them to her planet’s ruling family, and Danae with the intention to keep them out of Denie’s hands.
I sort of like the idea so far, though it is one I have used before. This does, however, mix my original idea with the first rewrite. The original idea being similar to Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in that the threat from outer space is more then just monsters that want to take over the world, but an empire that has a darker intention in mind. (Though, truth be told, Rita and Lord Zedd were aliens that only intended to take over the world. Zangyack fits the description more, but they were only after Earth to more complete their take over of the universe.)
I think my next post will be the first chapter or prologue of the story or perhaps some character profiles. While Wraith is about the Crystarus and the crystals, it doesn’t follow Danae and Denie so much. It follows five friends (getting a real Ranger/Sentai vibe here) that each receive a crystal from Denie and go on a “treasure hunt” for the other crystals. Much like in Kamen Rider, the crystal is not attuned to one person, meaning that anyone can steal a crystal from the other and be able to use them both. Of course, also like in Kamen Rider, these five friends (currently named Ken, Heather, Jane, Yon, and Ian) are not the only people with a crystal. Others also have them and when they come into contact, they usually fight.
I don’t want to give away anything else, I already said too much in my opinion. For now I’m going to go work on it some more and try to get up the prologue/first chapter at least.
Yay for the posting of beta stories~!
-Exelaa “Axel” KuroNeko Grease
While I want to say, “Good golly gosh, I’m so excited! I finally made a Tumblr!” I actively punch people for saying idiotic things like that. However I am a HUGE hypocrite and a strict believer in the “do as I say not as I do” rule. Sooooo…
GOOD GOLLY GOSH, I’M SO EXCITED! I FINALLY MADE A TUMBLR!
Please don’t hit me!!
I didn’t actually want to make a tumblog, EVERYONE has one. I’d say in a few years this place’ll become a fad, like MySpace used to be and Facebook is now. Unfortunately for me I have friends who know me too well. So a friend of mine put stars in my eyes talking about Tumblr being my chance at writing stardom and while I’m still a bit skeptic I’m also a sucker so here I am.
Boy I feel like the big man on campus. I just wanna strut down the street now, shoving people aside, saying, “Move it! Out of the way! Tumblnaut coming through!” Pfft, more like Tumbl-NAUGHT! (Psst! You’re supposed to laugh at my witty idiocy here.) Anyone? …no? *sigh*
Anyways, I haven’t actually the slightest idea of what I’m going to use this for. Guess we’ll find out as I use it, right? I see myself posting like 5 things a day for the next couple weeks and then abandoning this all together. My attention span doesn’t let me focus on one thing for too long.
Actually, all joking aside, if we’re to be completely honest I may not post much of anything until January since I’m flying away for two weeks on December 1st. I’m sort of holding off on life all together until I get back.
I have been bored out of my mind recently.
I’ve been entertaining myself by torturing my poor defenseless characters from various original stories I’ve written/am writing. Poor bastards.
Okay, enough about my personal life, let’s chat about the title!
I wouldn’t say I was actually expecting one. A welcoming ceremony that is. But this site is so different from any other I’ve been on I was at least hoping for the screen to start animating confetti over a page that said “Welcome to Tumblr, -insert name here-! Come on in! Take off your coat, stay a while! Put your feet up and enjoy the buffet!”
Okay, so I wasn’t actually hoping for that, but how cool would that be? Google doesn’t give you that kind of welcome - or expectation for that matter.
All I can actually think about with the creation of this page is the scene in Paprika when Konakawa and Peprika are in the movie theater and the parade sort of just seeps in and starts up out of nowhere.
That would be the coolest welcome to a site ever. Yanno, up until you attempt suicide. That part would suck. It would suck so bad.
Well, perhaps I can draw myself a picture of a parade and sign it “From: Tumblr”, then put it on the table and look away for a few seconds. Then when I turn around and see it, I’ll be all like,
*gasp* “For me?!” :o
*sniff* =D “D’Aww! Thanks you crazy Tumblnauts you!” TT~TT “Best. Welcome. EVER!”
…and my family wonders why I’m so weird.
-Exelaa “Axel” KuroNeko Grease
|Guy on my right:||Hey are you feeling okay?|
|Me:||Oh yeah. Just a pulsing headache.This is my first flight.|
|Guy:||Oh. Yeah, it'll take a bit, but you'll get used to it.|
|Me:||It's weird, like I can feel us going through each Time Zone.|
|Guy:||*raises eyebrow* Seriously?|
|Me:||I swear! ...so strange... I wonder if this is how the Doctor feels when he travels through time?|