Monday, August 31, 2009

The wait!

I sent the manuscript to the editor and it's going to take 3 to 4 weeks before I know need to be done.

I can't WAIT!!!!!! Wow I can't wait... This is agony, all I keep doing is second guessing myself and wanting to scrap the whole thing.

I don't know how people do this.

All I want to do is entertain people in my own way so way am I so invested like this?


On the flip side.... I just gained a whole new respect for Hideo Kojima

Creator of Metal Gear Solid 1-4 and my personal favorite Zone of Enders 1 and 2

So as far as Video Games. I do play them occasionally but I usually have two motives and then I move on.

1. Some of them used to have good stories (and I love me a good story).
2. I like to discover the gameplay mechanics (dunno why I just like to learn how they design things).

Hideo does both very well, not to mention he is one of the most innovative story tellers of the century.

I didn't get the chance to play MGS4 but I watched the cut scenes... The story was kind of convoluted but it was good for Social Political majors, pretty accurate future with PMC (or private military corporations). Which is something like we have now with the not so known Blackwater company.

What I like about watching MGS4 is he really made me feel good for playing the other three games in the series, he brought back all the old locations, old characters and old situations. He literally showed footage of the first metal gear solid and the hero was dreaming about it. It was genius.

He even goes as far a so break the forth wall just like he did in the first MGS (which was spectacular) you actually had to switch your controller in order to beat a boss, because he could control you character. That boss could also control your TV and shut off your screen (no joke) Phycho Mantis.

I am just really impressed with him, he should be under wikipeida's definition for "thinking out side of the box."

Umm so yeah 4 more weeks of waiting and hopefully no cruel edits.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dao of Beta Earth

As I mentioned, I based all the characters after the elements.

地 Chi (sometimes ji) or tsuchi, meaning "Earth",
represents the hard, solid objects of the world. The most basic example of chi is in a stone. Stones are highly resistant to movement or change, as is anything heavily influenced by chi. In people, the bones, muscles and tissues are represented by chi. Emotionally, chi is predominantly associated with stubbornness, stability, physicality, and gravity. In the mind, it is confidence; and emotionally it is a desire to have things remain as they are; a resistance to change. When under the influence of this chi mode or "mood", we are aware of our own physicality and sureness of action.

Characters related to Earth:
General Qwell Taris
Agent Damon

水 Sui or mizu, meaning "Water",
represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Outside of the obvious example of rivers and the like, plants are also categorized under sui, as they adapt to their environment, growing and changing according to the direction of the sun and the changing seasons. Blood and other bodily fluids are represented by sui, as are mental or emotional tendencies towards adaptation and change. sui can be associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism

Characters related to Water:
Lana Mizrahi

火 Ka or hi, meaning "Fire",
represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. Animals, particularly predators, capable of movement and full of forceful energy, are primary examples of ka objects. Bodily, ka represents our metabolism and body heat, and in the mental and emotional realms, it represents drive and passion. ka can be associated with motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit. Besides the obvious examples of heat and flame, lightning can also be thought of as an extension of Ka.

Characters related to Fire:

風 Fū or kaze, meaning "Wind",
represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Aside from air, smoke, and the like, fū can in some ways be best represented by the human mind. As we grow physically, we learn and expand mentally as well, in terms of our knowledge, our experiences, and our personalities. Fū represents breathing, and the internal processes associated with respiration. Mentally and emotionally, it represents an "open-minded" attitude and carefree feeling. It can be associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom.

Characters related to wind:

空 Kū or sora, most often translated as "Void",
but also meaning "sky" or "Heaven", represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly those things composed of pure energy. Bodily, kū represents spirit, thought, and creative energy. It represents our ability to think and to communicate, as well as our creativity. It can also be associated with power, creativity, spontaneity, and inventiveness.

Characters related to Void:
Kamon 2.0

I'd like to think we all have an affinity towards an element.

I think mine is wind what's yours?

Technical stuff

Um so like I said this story was started back when I was 16 so, here are all the works associated.

Beta Earth: 4 Days (Status: Treatment done this is the absolute first story),
Beta Earth: Children of Paradise (Status: This story hasn't been fully developed yet but it's the childhood story of Lana and the mysterious young man know only as XR),
Beta Earth: Zero Hour (Status: Treatment done story of Rena, Kamon, and Cage),
Beta Earth: Between Worlds (Status: The book that is going to be released yay),
Beta Earth: Awakening (Status: Full Script of this takes place directly after Between Worlds),
Beta Earth: Residual Effects (Status: Another Full Script),
Beta Earth: Lost Paradise (Status: Script not completed yet wraps up the story).

Phew. Or as the youth would type (zomg).

Of course this isn't the only project I've worked on but it's definitely the funnest by far.

My other projects are mostly dramas with heavy comedy... ill make a blog for them soon enough.

What does it take? 1 to 2 hours of writing a night sometimes up to 8 on the weekend if I hermit it up.

Movie Magic (Thanks Polino)!
MS Word
Lot of patience
and fingers help although not required.

My favorite parts to write.
Dialogue by far!!!

I love it when the world comes alive around me... When you read this story it's not what I'm thinking, it's what's actually happening and I am just viewing it. Think of me as your mediator between worlds.

The most difficult parts to write.
Action scenes

Don't get me wrong, they are my favorite to imagine, actually whole characters are designed around how they fight. It play a very important role in defining style and persona. That being said, it is difficult trying to describe even detail and nuance of the battle without having the reader (modern day reader) be bogged down.

Sometimes in combat slight differences make the win, sometimes a fight can be won before anyone makes a move. If both characters are experienced enough they can assess their opponent and conclude a battle before it starts. These are the things I hope to display even if it's in a slightly condensed form.

Can't the future be peaceful?
Hell no!

Actually I do envision the future as peaceful, old conflicts do wear thin and this world is becoming smaller and smaller and we are connecting on a whole new level as people.

That being said, there will always be something to fight about. In times of chaos people will fight for order in times of order people will search for chaos.

It's all about progress and how we can't seem to live without having it.

Personally even though I don't like conflict on a large scale (like war), I can see how conflict makes us better. We all need challenges to grow no matter how big or small.

What is (soft) Softcore Sci-Fi?

Read it lol.

No I do like science fiction but for this saga I wanted to focus more on the mystery of the characters and their affiliations.

Thanks for reading more to come later.


Welcome to Pre-release!

Wooooo I am very existed.

The first of this series is finally out of my head and on to paper!!!

It's such a liberating feeling... I have been working on this project since I was 16!

Thank you for checking this blogg, I have to say I am normally an introvert so this whole thing is counterintutive...

Anyway, im gonna try to inform and have fun.

I've always wanted to make an epic story, something different that transcends the normal trends. When I first had the concept it was revolutionary... but now people have caught up to me lol.

Still I am putting my ideas out there because they stand apart from all others I've seen.

Beta Earth: What is it?

Well from a grand stand point BE is my belief in humans.

I believe we are so much more then we even comprehend. It's exciting and scary at the same time. Because even though we can aspire to more we are still individuals and as such we have our own agendas. So, it's interesting to see if we will aspire to great highs or if we will let greed and discontent get the best of us.

Beta Earth takes this idea to the extreme by that I mean the future... (ohhh scary).

In this future a few individuals are the first to be blessed with extraordinary skills... However, they do not fully understand what this means and how it will effect the peace that most have so far.

Deep huh?

O.K. I just wanted to tell an entertaining story!!!

This is (soft) Sci-Fi because I don't want people to be bogged down by the technology... but I made it Sci-Fi because the philosophy of yesterday is tomorrows technology.

I wanted to make the characters diverse as well, not just ethnically but in temperament I used the elements.

So you will see.


In a since you can pick which character you relate to and hope for that character to achieve his or her goals. That's right there is no single hero or heroine.

There are just people with different objectives.

Get ready to chose a side and come for a ride!

I would like to welcome you all to Beta Earth.