Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chapter 2 "A Crappy Catch"

Kilara flew through the portal with her backpack clenched between her claws. With her wings soaked from the waterfall, she dropped from the sky and morphed back into her Kryptonian form. Once Kilara landed, she instinctively pulled out her gas mask. She was then in an environment so foul smelling, not even an ogre wou¬ld call it home. Kilara found herself in the “Feces-zon Jungle”.
King Kal-El created this jungle many years ago to keep humans and Kryptonians from crossing between worlds freely. The jungle was filled with feces of every creature on Krypton. The plants were immeasurable compared to any other plants known to man. The jungle floor was covered with warm, moist fecal soil, and the air was filled with fumes so poisonous that Humans or Kryptonians would surely die if such a substance was inhaled. Though the plants were vibrant in color, the polluted air made the jungle look ominously murky. It seemed that the Feces-zon was no place for any organism to reside, but many parasites and a select number of Pokémon adapted to life in this area.
As Kilara continued through the Feces-zon she was startled by a noise she heard around a shrub. She crept up quietly to take a look and to her surprise it was a Turtwig, a grass-type turtle Pokémon, playing with a ball of dung. She was struck with awe as she observed such a cute creature. It wasn’t long until Kilara’s presence was detected by the energetic Turtwig. Just as Kilara tried to approach it, the Turtwig darted away in fear. Standing in disappointment, it came to Kilaras mind that she needed some help if she were to save Krypton from its destruction. With this in mind she snapped back into reality. “I’m going to catch that Turtwig no matter how much crap I have to go through…” she stopped herself for a moment, smiled, then said “Crap… Feces-zon… he-he, these fumes must be getting to me!”
With a new goal on her mind, she set off tracking the escaped Turtwig. Through trees and grass she moved on headstrong until she found the Pokémon resting aside the waste water river. “I need to get in closer,” she thought to herself. As Kilara observed her surroundings, she noticed a branch just above the sleeping Turtwig that would give her a strategic position in her catching. It seemed as if all the factors for capturing the Turtwig were in her favor. The only problem was that the tree she needed to climb was a rare tree only found in the Feces-zon, the infamous Dingle Berry Tree. Its fruits were little clumps of poop that would sometimes drop from the hair-like vines above and roll down covering the tree in fecal matter.
Kilara paused for a moment and thought to herself, “It’s just…poo…right? I can always shower. Yeah, take one for the team.” As she repeated this in her mind, she built up the guts to finally climb the tree. Hand over hand she tried pulling herself up slowly but kept slipping from the fecal residue collected on the tree trunk. “Oh wait, duh… I could just fly up there!” she said as she smacked her forehead, leaving a handprint of poo on her gas mask and hair. “EWWY! Could this get any worse?” There was no water around to clean herself, so she decided to forget about her hygiene and deal with it later. Kilara morphed into a bird and flew toward the branch, but got caught in the tree vines that bore the fruit of the tree, leaving Kilara covered in Dingle Berries. Trying not to make too much noise, she rested there with her wings tangled and Dingle Berries hanging all around her. As she hung in the vines for a couple of minutes she realized that there was no clean way of going about this. Kilara fell from the vines as she morphed from a bird to a python. Her long body caught onto a branch and instantaneously wrapped the rest of her body around it. She slithered through the tree until she reached the branch just over the Turtwig.
Sitting upon the branch Kilara morphed back to normal and straddled the branch. Looking around she spotted her bag at the base of the tree, “Ugh! My Pokéballs are in my bag. I’m such a dumb dumb!” Trying to be resourceful she scanned for anything useful around her. The wind blew, knocking Kiara off balance and struggling to stay on the branch. She instinctively grabbed the closest thing to her, which happened to be a Dingle Berry vine. The flailing Kilara grasped the vine in her hand and pulled herself back onto the branch. With the vine in her hand she remembered an old skill her grandfather Kal-El taught her. “Eureka! The most vital tool for catching anything, the Talaya!” she exclaimed. In a matter of minutes she was able to weave a perfect talaya with the Dingle Berry vines.
Sitting upon the branch Kilara gathered the talaya and positioned herself for the throw. As the Turtwig laid on the riverside unaware, Kilara flung the talaya with much precision. The Turtwig jumped up in shock and started to thrash around in the talaya causing it to further tangle itself. Kilara jumped down from the tree and walked toward the Turtwig with her backpack. The closer she got, the harder the tangled Pokémon thrashed about. “Hey boy I’m not here to hurt you. Here have some food,” Kilara said softly as she pulled out food from her bag. The confused and scared Pokémon paused as the smell of food drifted toward him. “You must be really hungry. I have never seen any Pokémon devour a whole bowl of Frittata,” she giggled. As the now satisfied Turtwig relaxed on its side Kilara slowly untangled the talaya, freeing the Pokémon. “Do you know how much trouble I went through to get you? You’re lucky you’re cute,” Kilara said as her newly caught Turtwig rubbed his nose against her cheek. “With you by my side I feel like I can overcome any pile of crap. He-he another poopie joke! Oh my gosh this place is really getting to me, let’s get out of here Turtwig!’

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Prologue & Chapter 1 "Through the Waterfall"

Seven centuries ago, the planet Krypton was destroyed from the result of a nuclear reaction within its uranium core. As pieces of the planet drifted in space, they would collide with meteors and continually form a gravitational pull. After this phenomenon continued for many years, the planet began to reconstruct itself until it was completely restored in the year 1929.
When Krypton was destroyed, only one survivor remained. A baby by the name of “Prince Kal-El” was placed in an escape rocket and sent to earth by his King father as an attempt to save his life. When Kal-El became a man, he decided to return to Krypton to rebuild the Kryptonian race with his human wife.
Eighty years have gone by and Krypton has been fully restored. Astrids, Alcetaurs, Centaurs, Dragons, Dwarves, Fairies, Cyclopses, Jinns, Gargoyles, Leprechauns, Ogres, Pixies, Elves, Sting bulbs, Unicorns, Dryads, Hydras, Griffins, Pokémon, and many other creatures now live together on Krypton. Humans also inhabit the new Krypton, including the Kryptonian descendents of Kal-El. Unlike the original Kryptonians, this race is part human creating a flaw in the natural powers of the ancient Kryptonians. Every “new raced” Kryptonian has only one super power along with the ability to adapt underwater. This ability is especially essential for the sea-living Kryptonians.
In the crevices of a mountain ridge, there is a secret waterfall portal that connects our world to the world of Krypton. It is a planet identical to Earth in most ways except for its life forms and possibilities. On Earth, Humans live under the influence of logic, principles, theories, and “what-ifs”; whereas on Krypton, nothing is “make-believe”. For eighty years, the planet full of all possibilities has kept its way in collaboration, until today. Darkness has fallen over Krypton and the last blood descendent of Kal-El is sent to our world to find safety. Will history repeat itself once again? It is time for the Princess to go on her unexpected journey to return home and save her planet before it is too late.

I. "Through the Waterfall"
It was dawn in the Island of Guam and the sky over the Talofofo falls slowly turned pink. The shimmer of silver light sparkled across Guam’s South Eastern hills touching the river waters that winded through the flowering trees, then spread over the place where the young Princess slept. The light awakened Kilara as she laid in a cottage guarded by 3 majestic unicorns. As she opened her shiny gray eyes to a brightened light, she rose to her window to observe the outside scenery. In the distance she could see the Talofofo Waterfall portal past the trees just beyond where the unicorns stood. As beautiful as the sight may have been, nothing could make Kilara smile. Her gloomy heart was filled with worry, confusion, depression and fear as she imagined what could be happening back on her home planet Krypton. In the mean while, there she stood pondering about what she could do with her time on Earth. “ Grrrrl….ggrerrl”, Kilara looked down to her belly and felt the slight empty, cramping feeling in her stomach. “Oh great…what’s good to eat around here?” said Kilara as she headed outside to talk to the unicorns. “Numir, Lanta, Ari…where are you guys?”...Kilara looked around but did not see them standing as they were. Just a few seconds later, a sudden gust of wind swept across her feet. “THUD THUD THUD!”…it was the 3 unicorns. “Goodmorning Princess, you called for us?” said Lanta. “Yeah, I was just wondering if there was anything for me to eat?” Kilara said. Numir nodded “Ha, of course your highness, this may be Earth but we still try to make everything possible for you! Into to the kitchen…we brought you some meat and fresh greens.” “Thanks guys” said Kilara as she headed back into the cottage kitchen.
“Sigh…” Kilara looked down onto the table holding a feast of barely eaten food. “Ugh! I’m so freakin stupid…why did I come here!...why?” A sudden voice that broke from behind gently said to her “Because your grandfather requested so.” It was the beautiful Ari speaking: “Before they passed, we swore to your family that we would keep you safe, and so we will”.
“DOES THAT MEAN THAT I HAVE TO SIT HERE AS THE REST KRYPTON FALLS!?” yelled Kilara. “I am sorry Kilara…there is nothing we can do” said Ari as he lowered his head and turned away. In a state of distress, Kilara immediately walked off into the cottage bedroom. Her eyes filled with tears of fury as the words ‘nothing we can do….nothing we can do’ repeated in her memory. The day passed slowly and for the past seventeen hours, Kilara could not help but hear those same words. It was 11:11pm and Kilara, restless and upset, had a sudden break of thought. “Heh…nothing we can do? That means impossible, and where I am from, NOTHING is impossible.” Just when the unicorns thought Kilara was asleep, she gathered her things and used her Kryptonian super-power to shape-shift into a bird, sneak past the grooming unicorns, and swiftly fly straight through the waterfall portal… “NOTHING is impossible.”