martes, junio 19, 2018

Racing against Elysium Part IV

The Great (and very illegal) Race had ended. Our runner was one the only four who reached the goal. She was taken with the rest to the same place we had been holed up during the Race for the Award ceremony. It was time at last to uncover the so hyped prizes. We were going to see if Elysium promises paid off or they were just smoke and mirrors. The higher-ups of Elysium gave us a couple of hours to get ready for their big party. Time that we put to good use. The fourth position was not a random choice. We knew that it would leave us out of the podium, granting Zirconia Starfighter more freedom of movement. That didn't mean she wouldn't be under close scrutiny. It's not like they didn't know who she was. We didn't even try hiding her identity. Why bother? We wanted them to know that we were there. But the question was, could they manage the party and control of all us at the same time? We were betting that Masuimi or myself could get under their radar, at least for a while. We put together every piece of intel we had gathered during the Race, what little sense we could make of the last part and went to the Awards ceremonies with our best looks.

The Amazing Cyber-Warrior Zirconia Starfighter

The ceremony was an overwhelming show where Elysium tried its best to show off its technology. Lots of robots, mostly non-human looking, and digital avatars were floating around amidst lasers and fog. Loud music and pompous discurses provided the perfect cover for us. The attention was focused on the Top Three, who were very happy to be there. That allowed us to move around not completely freely, but enough to take a peek behind the curtain. Don't believe the cryptic message that Elysium drops here from time to time. We know now more than they would like. We have good intel we have to process and check. But let's get to the stuff we can share right now. The Prizes. The Top Three got a bunch of money in cryptocurrency, cyber crowns and a seat at Elysium, confirming one of the most popular theories. Our own racer got money, a bit less than the other, and a mini computer that looked familiar to me. Too familiar. It is made from the same technology as the one I found a long time ago. I don't know if it's a message from our enemies or just a coincidence. It would explain their level of technology. I think most people on Earth have been recycling alien tech since the dawn of time. Proud of our success, we had some drinks, danced and had fun. We had earned it, and you never know when you will an opportunity to let loose in our line of business.

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The End...for now

May the wise Isis guide and protect you!, Gwen Marsters

sábado, junio 16, 2018

AKB48 53rd Single World Senbatsu General Election

Hoy fue el World Senbatsu General Election de las AKB48, es decir, las elecciones de uno de los mayores fenómenos pop del mundo para determinar no sólo la popularidad de sus miembros sino también la alineación del próximo single, el número 53. Este ha sido muy especial. Rino Sashihara, la idol y productora que fue la número 1 en los tres últimos años no se presentaba a esta edición. Tampoco estaba la recién graduada y número 2 en el última edición Mayu Watanabe. Eso garantizaba que tendríamos una nueva número 1. Además la escala del evento se hacía mundial, participando más grupos que nunca, y pudimos seguirlo en directo a través del canal oficial de YouTube. Nadie, ni los Grises, ni la corrupta Academia, ni la siniestra red Elysium pudo impedir que disfrutáramos de esta magnífica celebración de la Cultura Pop. A Continuación os ponemos el top ten, empezando por la número 10.

EL NÚMERO UNO Y CENTER DEL SINGLE NÚMERO 53:

JURINA MATSUI

La nueva número 1 y ganadora del Senbatsu del 2018 es Jurina Matsui aka HOLLYWOOD JURINA, a la que dedicamos hace nada una entrada. No pudimos escoger mejor ejemplo del brío y el potencial de los seres humanos. JURINA es una fuerza de la naturaleza, una idol con un carisma y una personalidad arrolladores. Es un más que digna sucesora de Rino Sashihara y de las que ocuparon antes ese ansiado puesto (Maeda Atsuko, Yuko Oshima, Mayu Watanabe...) También cabe destacar la posición de la manager general Yokoyama Yui, que se asienta en el Kami Seven/Top Seven y el quinto puesto de la capitana de las STU48, Nana Okada. Finalmente, aunque nos alegramos por la victoria de Jurina Matsui, nos entristece ese tercer puesto de la superestrella Sakura Miyawaki, en la que podrían haber sido sus últimas elecciones. Ojalá cambie de idea y repita el año que viene. Su amistosa rivalidad con Jurina Matsui le da más interés a las elecciones y recuerda a la mítica disputa por el número 1 entre Maeda Atsuko y Yuko Oshima.

¡Por Isis!

jueves, junio 14, 2018

The Race

Don't be fooled by the Gwen Marsters deeply biased chronicle

The Race is much more than she thinks

You will find soon enough

The True Purpose of the Great Race

We know that our enemies were in the Race

We let them in

They won't get what they expected

They are just pawns in our long game

Elysium will reign supreme

Elysium