Archives for the month of: April, 2012

The tale of the tape

Street king a professional mobile phone snatcher.

Age 17

Achievements he holds the record for snatching the most number of high end mobile phones.

Special skills inborn sprinter, natural brawler, street wise.

Weakness no formal training.

Pink bunny a 4th year high school student

Age 17

She hold the country  no. 2 record in 100 meter dash. 10.5 second

Special skills track and field, Trained by a former Olympian, Orientation scientific. Other skills mix martial arts.

Weakness hot temper.

The race is on. Pink Bunnies iPhone 4s received a text message. She opens her bag pullout the cellphone and Check the text message. It didn’t take long street king behind her back sneak and snatch the iPhone 4s. Pink Bunny got stunned and disoriented it cost her 1.5 second. Street king had a decent lead. Pink Bunny breathes in a big chunk of air in here lungs then fired her self like a 44 magnum cartridge. After 5 second Pink Bunny close the gap. At 6 second Pink Bunny flew into the air open her legs like a pair of scissor. Street king accidentally steps on a plastic candy wrapper lost balance it cost him a vital time. Pink bunny jackpot caught street king right on the torso. Street king stumble on the ground. Pink Bunny apply her ground game a Brazilian Gracie Jujitsu submission, street king tap out in 3. Pink Bunny not satisfied. She shows her wolverine claws and then buried the razor sharp blade nails to street king’s neck and face. Pink Bunny still not happy she eye poke street king. Ram his head into the concrete asphalt. Then more sadistic beating and verbal assault to come. Street bystander like paparazzi Cellphone camera start flashing everywhere taking live footages.

The Rematch Litigation in the court room. Pink Bunny filed a theft and robbery charges against street king.

Street king filed counter charges against Pink Bunny aggravated assault, multiple physical injury, frustrated man slaughter, in human behavior, attempted murder, disfigured face, sadism, uncontrolled behavior, violation of human rights. Street king presented countless numbers of eye witness with actual video footages to strengthen his case.

Court Verdict. Street king got 6 months community service. While Pink bunny got 1 count aggravated assault, 5 counts of physical injury, 1 count attempted murder, frustrated man slaughter, pink bunny will pay all the hospital bills of street king including medicine and facial restoration. Amounting to 50,000 us dollars. 1 year anger management treatment. 1 year community service. The epic war of the roses begun.

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Story by Nonoy Manga

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About 2 months ago I saw in a live television GMA channel 7 captured by a CCTV camera 4 motor cycle gunmen riding in tandem. They carjack the 4×4 vehicle right in the busy traffic street of metro Manila. Inside the vehicle driver seat the father a money changer owner beside him the wife and a 13 year old child. 4 gunmen demanded for a bag of money. The father refuses to give. The gunman didn’t hesitate he shoot the father at gun point Multiple times. The wife went out of the vehicle seek help to the bystanders in the street but nobody responded. The Gunmen Took the bag of money at will then leaved the crime scene.

The story of key is very similar to this event. It’s about parents or guardian who had list of great plans for their children but fail to carry on due to some unforeseen events. It’s about Parents who failed to complete their mission in life.

Meet Tokiko “Key” Mima’s a regular 13-year-old girl. Pale, emotionless, a completely human looking cybernetic clone that lives in a farming valley in present day Japan. From her creation, her doting “grandfather” has been helping her to grow, in body and spirit. Her grandfather a brilliant scientist has just died in an “orchestrated accident”. Now he is gone, leaving only one cryptic clue: make 30,000 friends, and she will be truly human. What does this impossible-seeming task really mean? How does one make so many friends, especially when she is a lonely android unknowing of the human heart? The journey of key is about a robot struggling to gain humanity.

a link to the actual carjacking news.

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Sci-fi Story by Hiroaki Satô

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Loosely base on the encounter of a real estate agent Mrs. Zenaida Cleofas with the supernatural.

Not everything that glitters is gold. When a real estate property changed hands 5 times in less than 1 year. Something must be very wrong. A series of bizarre unexplained things happened to a real estate agent the moment she steps inside the perimeter of the villa.

The powder room. Inside a very quiet 2 cubicle space. She heard strange movement, flushing of the toilet in one of the cubicle. But when she checks the compartment partition. No living soul is present. The bowl is dried to the bottom. Reserved water tank is empty, for a long period of time. Rust stain is visible but Lacking of precipitation or humidity.

The houses of cards.The hallway of the villa are very narrow and claustrophobic. Most the rooms had multiple doors. It makes it Impossible for you to locate your way back to the building exit. The place had no mirrors or sign of reflections. Most of the room are too silent and contain. Un-affected from the noise of the outside world. The smell of the rooms mostly formalin and cordite. The room temperature is freezing, air are tin difficult to breath just like in a high altitude.

Cutting edge of technology. Mobile phone doesn’t work in the area. She tries to google her way out of the situation using 3G data signal. All she got are strange looking characters appearing in her mobile phone screen. The walls had an inner layer of lead plate. The only remaining used of the cellphone is the illumination of the LCD screen. Served as a handy flash light.

The Nervous breakdown. After wondering inside the villa for more than 6 hours with no food, water and detached with the outside civilization. She realized she is no longer in control of her life. The feeling is like your mind is too occupied with problems and you accidentally chopped 3 of your fingers by a cleaver while your preferring a regular dishes in the kitchen. Or while driving in a local neighborhood a mind lapse occurred you suddenly run over a kid while he tries to cross the street. She passes the stages of Frustration, shock, Fear, and then the acceptance of reality prevails.

Gravity. To quantify the problem at hand.Things crisscross inside her mind. Imagine your are in an open sea then one of your leg cramp. Normally most people will be drowned. Due to panic. But according to the expert in the field of swimming. You still have 2 arms and another leg. If you can deal with pain in one of the your leg. You can still manage to get out of the situation. By using your 2 arms to swim and one leg as flipper. The scenario in the villa is not as bad as compared to survival in the open sea. 90% of the problem in the real world can be solved by money. Used it if you can. Buy your self out of trouble. While the remaining 10% monetary value has no meaning. Just like being trap inside the intense aversion villa.

Pulling out all the stops. It’s getting late. I have to regroup my self and look for a way out. I need to find some kind of a pattern. After a random visit to all the different rooms. She notices one of the doors is very distinctive. It has a touch of elegance. By mere curiosity she open the door. A big gray tone, moody atmospheric ballroom surprises her. On the left side an old Baldwin grand piano. It automatically plays by it self, Gymnopedie no.1 by Erik Sati without a present of a pianist. She sat on the floor and rests her back to the ballroom wall. The melody relaxed her. All The corners of the room had a pitch black shape shifters inside some unknown entities. As the melody progresses the pitch black images occupy the bigger area of the room. Time is running out.Think, she slap her face, think dammit, think, she pulls her hair, remember something significant!

The mirage. A long time ago. Grandpa was trap in similar situation in the woods. On his way home he saw the family house 200 meters away. Grandpa walks hours and hours but no matter how many hundreds of steps he takes he cannot reach the point of destination. According to grandpa he was able to free him self by accident. The only thing he can remember, His t-shirt is soak with sweat due to perspiration. He removed the t-shirt and squeezes it. Upon doing so he accidentally wear the t-shirt in a reverse manner when he wear it back. When he starts to continue his course he notice the family house is getting closer and closer as he moves alone. The story becomes folklore in the province.

The Weapon of choice. The piano music is about to wind down. The pitch black shape shifters occupy more than 90% of the area. All of a sudden she started hearing razor sharp claws scratching the wooden ballroom walls. A burst of loud scream of disturbs entities. Voices of Hate, grudges and anger all over the place. Loud Stamping in the floors and ceiling. Smell of dead animals. Unpleasant Steam coming out from a nostril of the beast. Before the piano music end she about to finish reversing all her outfit start from bottom going to the top. At the time the piano play the last note. She slowly stood up tired, her arms are weary. She Wipe the tears in her eyes and deliver her final oration. In front of the fiendish crowd. She did it at the top of her lungs. She said I have no doubt I’m going to die! But I hate disappoint all of you. Not today! I have a son name “Nonoy” and he is waiting for me. I intend to go home. I’m going to see him finish his high school course, get a college degree, he will find a decent job, he will marry a respectable woman, he will have his son’s and daughter’s, I will grow old and happy. And that’s the only term and condition I will agree upon. Before I face my creator. Out of her right palm she open a make up kit with a mirror. Then face it against them. Then she starts to march forward and recite Psalm 23.

The Lord is my shepherd,

I shall not want;

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters;

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness

For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley

Of the shadow of death,

I fear no evil;

For you are with me;

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me

All the days of my life;

And I shall dwell in the house of the

Lord forever.

Alls quiet at the western front. At time she finished the recital. She bumps on a brass metal door nub. She turns it clockwise and a bright sun shine touch her face. She is right in a middle of an asphalt road. A High speed taxi stop in front her. The passenger door open. She ride, there are unknown characters in the plate name. But the two ending number are 23.

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Story by Nonoy Manga

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Nonoy Manga

Loosely base on a real life story of Rica, Allyson, Shane, Marcus, Jonilo and  Nonoy Manga

On a clear day you can see forever. Nonoy Manga circa 2009. I was in 6 grade. I had a very strong affection with my best friend Allyson, the anime chick in the school.  A real live K-ON character that looks like Mio. I practically spend 90% of my time with her. We study, play, laugh, and eat together. The feeling was like in heaven. Until one morning i had a rude awakening. There is one serious problem. Allyson is not in love with Nonoy. She had no love interest with the artist. Allyson is too much attached to her newly found modern  high-tech toys and computers. Less and less of her I see every day. The days of the classic are numbered. I cry to high heaven to grant my wish! To bring my best friend back to her senses. But the Gods did not listen to me. I can’t accept how fast things had change. Everything is too late. Her eyes are all focus with Marcus. The gadget boy in the school.

Some like it hot. Even cute girls had their bad days. Marcus had zero attraction with a cartoon character looking chicks. What Marcus wants is a real woman. Like Shane middle initial “the body”.  The Best of house wife and the best of FHM model at a young age.

Reality check. The notion of Unstylish computer boy going out with the bombshell Happens only in dreams. Shane is not allures with nerd boy like Marcus. Shane love interest is the hunk Jonilo. A natural born athlete with the dexterity of Tarzan. A basketball super star that can do all sort of arial tricks.

Missing in action.  Jonilo a dynamo boy. Find home body Shane boring. Jonilo is craving for thrill and excitement for a girl. The character of Rica fits like a glove for Jonilo. Rica is a young girl with a face of an angel & a body builds for a ramp models. A natural devilish girl. A Femme fetale. Too tough for her own good. Rica is always enigmatic and unpredictable. She gets pleasure by polluting the minds of the young boys.  For Jonilo, Rica is the perfect trophy girl.

The agony of defeat. Rica was a born sadist. She will lift your spirit, then drop you like a hot potato. She rips a suitor’s heart just like tissue papers. What Rica wants is Nonoy, somebody she can kick in the nuts and scared the living day light out of the him. Rica despised the mental position of Jonilo. She find Jonilo Tarzan attitude too bravado for her taste. What Rica wants is total control. Not being dominated. The idea of a sadist and masochist always play in the depths of her mind. To Rica the Character of Jonilo had no place in her world. She quickly end the quest of Jonilo like a Ravage gladiator inside the death arena. During the middle ages the church called this practice “Excommunicatus”.

To Right the Unrightable wrong. When Rica break the news to Nonoy about Allyson eye balling with Marcus. The naive heart of Nonoy shatters, like a crystal glass pitcher with a strawberry flavored cool aid juice. Rapidly hitting a solid granite floor. Red liquid Splash all over the place. Fast forward, instead of dwelling to his bitter fate. Nonoy found a new love interest with Rica. She is like mana straight from heaven. A medicinal patch to a hole in the chest. A healing companion. In fact Nonoy’s mother gave the seal of approval. She fined Rica a girl with astonishing beauty. Highly recommended. If your criteria is purely appearance and still pictures. In the coming days. The more Nonoy learned about Rica the more Nonoy distance him self. What Nonoy cannot accept is how Rica terrorist his daily school life. The voice of Rica alone is like a buzz saw. She got an annoying personality. It is very difficult for Nonoy to win an argument. In between class Rica play around with her solid all steel mini hammer. To intimidate classmates and control the level of happiness inside the class room. In effect it terrified Nonoy the most. He doesn’t enjoy his life anymore. Nonoy practically spend most of his time in the school hiding. Either in the janitor closet or library.

Diamondiferous. To all the people Nonoy meet in his entire school life. Rica is the most organized, transparent, never a hypocrite. What you see to Rica is what you get. She can be a very successful business woman in the future.

The sum of all fears. The situation is more twisted than a pretzel factory. So we all moved on with our lives. Like little puppies. We all graduated in the six grades. Less the idea of a little romance.

The element of what might had been. 3 years had past and we decided to call each other for a reunion. We rented a private pool and have a swimming party together. During diner time we started talking about our lives and love interest. Especially during grade school days. And we realized how complex the situation then. All of us stood our ground. None of us actually back out. No body gives a damn about the feelings of the other person. My inferred proposition of syllogism. May be we are just a bunch of selfish Teenagers. Or we don’t know the real meaning of the word Love.

Hand drawn by Nonoy Manga

Story by Nonoy Manga

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Nonoy Manga

 

 

Hand drawn by yours truly.

Imagine right before your eyes. Sea levels have risen significantly, inundating coastal cities such as Yokohama, Mount Fuji erupted in living memory, and climate change has occurred. With the seasons being less pronounced, the winters are milder and the summer isn’t scorching anymore. The reduced human population has reverted to a simpler life, and the reader is told this is the twilight of the human age.

Besides enumerating the indulgence of the Prophet Doom.

Life on planet earth is not as bad as you think. To all the lucky survivors. You don’t need to wake up 4:00 am in the morning to prefer you’re self for a big task in the office. There is no more heavy traffic in the street. You don’t need to wrestle your way in the commuters train. No need to worry about increasing prices of oil and consumer goods. No more mountain of paper works in the office station. No angry customer. No rush service. You don’t need to hide from a tax man. No expensive electric bills. No need to worry about your credit standing. A Sudden disappearance of demanding bosses.

Your new alarm clock is crowing at the break of dawn (“cock-a-doodle-doo”) a rooster.  You can wake up in bed at any time you wish. Take your morning breakfast free from high anxiety. Write your beloved poem with out a hustle. Practice your photography as long as you want, listen to birds, go fishing, paint nature, do home improvement at your pace. Read your favorite books. No war only peace. Back to basic.

Rather than get all angsty about how civilisation is slowly but inexorably fading away, the survivors enjoy a peaceful and idyllic life, full of reflection and wonder for the world around them. Nobody gets stressed, angry or downbeat; they go about their usual routines with moments of sadness or disappointment met with quiet resignation. The English phrases “life goes on,” “the good old days,” or “these things happen…” are summed up with one succinct phrase that encompasses poignancy and bittersweet sentiment.

In Quiet Country Cafe Meet Alpha Hatsuseno an android (“robot person”) who runs an out of the way coffee shop, Café Alpha, on the lonely coast of the Miura Peninsula of Japan, while her human “owner” is on a trip of indefinite length. Though she spends much of her time alone, Alpha is cheerful, gregarious, and unlike the slowly declining humans. Alpha is Immortal.

Comic Manga- Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou: never has a dystopia looked so beautiful.

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō is a science fiction manga written by Hitoshi Ashinano.

Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō won the 2007 Seiun Award for best science fiction comic.

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Nonoy Manga

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