Saturday, June 18, 2011

Twisted Thoughts : Never Turn Back.. Part 1

Author's Note : Yes, it's Rome in the future. Enjoy! How are you all? I hope everything has been going on well and life's treating you good too. Here's another Twisted Thought story for you. Just that this week I am very into Rome and its famous commander Julius Caesar. Have a good read.
'It's not what you think', he looked down to the wasted city below. 'It has been many years, the war had taken it's toll and we are the only ones left, Caesar', Marcus stood behind and stared out to the sky above. 'Yes, the war had been devastating to both sides but I believe in my heart she still stood there outside', Caesar looked at his own reflection on the glass panel. 'If I have not left her behind,' he touched the glass panel on the observatory deck. The Tenth Expeditionary Legion commanded by Caesar had been exploring the waste city for two weeks and nothing unusual had been reported by Scout Officers. 'If this mission goes on for another week without any action I am going to go crazy', Marcus flicking his cigar on top of the ashtray and sucking it hard again. Caesar stood still and said nothing at all as he stared out of the observatory deck.

'Orders are orders and the legion is to serve the Senate', murmured Marcus to himself trying to mock his companion. Legionary Septimus walked into the observatory deck and gave his salute to Caesar and Marcus, 'Your order, Sir'. Caesar hesitated before he turned around to look hard at Marcus, 'I am going down there one more time'. 'Are you crazy, we do not know what we have down there!', Marcus stood up. 'I'd have this feeling she is there', Caesar gripped his commanding staff so hard that his knuckle turned white. 'The last time you went down, you nearly got kill! I am not going to let you go down anymore', Marcus was about to turn to standing by legionary Caesar had walked out of the observatory deck. 'Send 20 Legionaries with him. For GOD sake!', and the legionary saluted again and hurried out with his latest orders. 

At the deployment bay, 20 high ranking Tristi Legionaries of The Tenth was getting ready to march into the Legionary Shuttle. 'Sir, your Legionaries are ready', Legionary Septimus reported to Caesar who is ready to enter into wasteland. Suddenly, a radio officer came running in and shouted, 'LF (Life Forms) detected at sector 270, just 5 km from where you are landing, Sir!'. 'Go!', Caesar shouted to his legionaries. The Personnel Legionary Shuttle closed it's bay doors, it's engine began to roar and took off. It flew out of the deployment bay and into the dark skies. 

'Sir, will there be any fight with this ULF (Unknown Life Forms)?', Legionary Septimus stood by his commander's side as the shuttle sped through the clouds and begining to make it's descend as it gets nearer to the wasteland. 'We never know until they start shooting at us. Stay vigilante at all times', Caesar examining his gear and he had wished that every time he goes down there he had an answer to it. 'Septimus, how does it feel that your love one went missing and not found?', a fear that he had always wished that it will go away although the war had ended. 'Sir, I never will understand how it feels. My wife is doesn't approve me in the Legionary', he tried to smile at his commanding officer. The big black bird that is carrying the legionaries begin to slow its flight. 'Designated point in 5 minutes', it beep to it body contents. 'Men, get ready', shouted Septimus. Each of the legionaries immediately make their way to their own personnel deployment unit. As each legionary stood in the unit, the bird begin to prepare to spit them out to the landing zone. 'Deployment in 5 seconds,' the bird begin to count. 

'Release Activated', the shuttle holds down its throttle and open it personnel deployment hatch and spill out its occupants. All the legionaries were begining sent down and before the legionaries could touch the ground with their feet somewhere had already begin firing at the bird and at them. 'Sir, gun fire!', cried Septimus. 'Armed and shoot to kill!', Caesar replied back. Before the bird could unleash all of its legionaries, a stray rocket had blasted through its hull and killing its pilots. The bird begin to lose its altitude and slowly nose dived and hit the ground. Five of the unfortunate legionaries went down with the bird. 'Damn! They are everywhere!', Septimus is now having a rough time trying to pin point where are the enemies located. The shooting seems to be coming from everywhere. 'Formation Legions!', shouted Caesar. With all their shields held up right and their body begin to move closer to each other to form a mini defensive wall over themselves. 'March, slow, shoot and Aries report to Mother Ship!', Caesar shouted again as gunfire begin to get louder and louder. 'Forward on!', cried Septimus. Suddenly, they heard a lot of weird shouts and they could hear a lot of footsteps running. 'Sir, I detected two groups of ULF running at our direction!', reported Aries. 'Boys, brace and kill', ordered Caesar. 

'Good lord, they are human!', said one of the legions beside Caesar's left side. 'Sir, you really want us to take them down!', another legion asked Caesar. 'Shoot blue flare, Septimus, quick!', as Caesar finished his orders, Septimus had already had the blue flare gun and shot up into the sky. 'They are still charging at us, Sir!', another cried. 'Wait, hold on, they don't look human now, shit!', another legionary held strongly to his shield. 'Its the Dark Forms!', yelled Septimus. They were getting nearer to the legionaries now. 'Impact in 10 seconds!', Aries shouted and every legionary begin to draw their swords and pray hard.

Meanwhile in the Expeditionary Mother Ship, Marcus was tied back and his mouth gagged and left alone in the prison cell. 'Good, let the Dark Forms devour Caesar once and for all', Sulla sneered at the latest update from his scout. 'We are taking this ship and we will see from very far away', he laughed and walked out of the prison cell. 'What about the whole Tenth Legionaries?', as Sulla walked out Antonidus asked his General about the remaining team in the Mother Ship. 'Kill them all!', was the last words Marcus heard when his room went black. 

william wilstroth... Never Turn Back...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

San Jose and 2 weeks...

It's nearly 4:00 in the morning and I am still awake. I am taking this opportunity to slip in one entry which I had not done so again and again for many times. I am now in San Jose, California. San Jose is a Spanish name and it is pronnounced as San Ho-Seh. I will be here for two weeks. I wonder what my wife is doing back in Tanah Melayu?

I guess she is at her usual playing Facebook games, eat her usual take-away dinner, watch her favorite movies or dramas and lazying around with her towel turban around her wet head. My work will start this coming Monday at IDT US. Well, to begin with, I arrived at San Francisco after 12 hours long haul flight from Hong Kong International Airport. There I saw many, many and many Indians. Sat next to me throughout the damn flight was a young Indian chap.

When I saw so many Indians at Gate 4, I started to doubt whether my ticket is really going to San Francisco. Probably, that Airbus will fly to Bangalore or Mumbai once they switch off the lights in the middle of the flight. Anyhow, the flight is full of Indians. Period. Cathay had to serve them first because they are vegetarians. Oh, Cathay's air steward's service kind of messy and I don't like their attitude; very fake. I still very much love MAS.

Throughout my 12 hours flight, my seat sucks because I won't recline like any other usual flight seats. It pushed its seating forward so you sat slouch with your balls move forward. Damn, I hate those type of seats. I will endure it again when I will fly back on the 23rd April. On the overall, I just pray that my project will go live successfully. 

Oh by the way, did you know a limousine came to pick us up and sent us to our hotel? Yup, it was a white long limousine just like those shown in the television. 

Cool eh?

I think I better go get some sleep now...  oh dear...

williamwilstroth... limousine, hotel, San Francisco, Bangalore

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My games just got more exciting... MGS : PW - Recruit System

On Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker since last year October, if I remembered correctly. Last one month, I had a new feature which was in the game's home panel, called The Recruit System. However, I did not use it because I thought it requires the Internet connection in order to access certain server in order to get a range of soldiers. Hence, this feature was left untouched for a month. Then this Chinese New Year, I had Co-op play with my brother and found out, actually, how to use the Recruit System. The feature is COOL! It does not need to access any dedicated server, as long as, you switch on your PSP GO's WLAN it will be go to detect all WiFi Access Points. Then it will generate a number of available soldiers for you to recruit. Those WiFi Access Points does not require you to login to play Recruit System. As long as the game can detect Access Point then it will be able to generate random soldiers for you to recruit. Cool isn't it. 

With this Recruit System, you can bring along your PSP Go anywhere to play the feature. Just open your WLAN and you can go about to play the Recruit System. Sometimes one Access Point will generate one or two soldiers for you to recruit. There are times, if the system detects more than one Access Point, you will have five or six soldiers too. For those of you who are hook on Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker, happy Recruiting and Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Note : You can only that same Access Point once every 48 hours. So go hunting for other Access Points!

williamwilstroth... MGS Peace Walker, Recruit System, Access Points, 48 hours

Monday, January 17, 2011

Driving around...

Not much to say when it is the beginning of a new year. I had a blast of working year with so much projects to touch and to complete and that was in my previous attachment. Now, the road is less bumpy and less signboards. Though I am still on the road to where ever I am suppose to go I just found doing a lot of things does not mean you will know a lot of knowledge on most of it. Focusing on one subject takes you longer and deeper into the subject like getting lost in the city or jungle and having a tough time on your own to find the exit. 

My running has slowed down though I had registered for my next run in KL, The Banero Run 2011 and I will be running as far as 10 kilometer. I guess, it is enough for the moment, and enough since my heels has yet to recover from last 21 kilometer marathon. Having said that I am more pre-occupied with my games especially Metal Gear Solid : Peace Walker nowadays. I have been playing it since last year around October. So much fun and excitement I just could not miss that console even during my working hours. Anyway, I am thinking of getting an LED television and a White PS3 with a fair amount of hard drive storage that will store most of my wonderful games. Oh, not to mention some games for missus too. 

Other than running, my work, and my games, I have been thinking a lot these few days especially the big question, 'Where will I be in the next 3 years?'. That question has been going round and round in my mind. Perhaps something big is going on later in my life. Who knows? ;P
williamwilstroth... Banero Run, PSP, MGS : PW, LED TV and White PS3...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Twisted Thoughts : The Preparation...

You heard someone calling your name. It was very softly and it grew louder. You were stirred from your sleep. It looked like you had a very long sleep. You opened your eyes. You felt so restful. You slowly got up from your bed. You looked around. Everything seemed so strange and white. Yes, it is white. As a matter of fact, the entire room is white! The pillow is white. The comforter is white. The floor is white. The wall is white. Your overalls is white too. The white color is so white that it glows and burning your eyes. You rub your eyes and took a deep breathed. 'Where am I?'.

Your feet touches the cold white floor as you tried to stand up. You felt like years without standing straight up. It was such a long time you hardly remember what happen. You tried to remember back what you did yesterday. You could not remember anything at all. You could not even recollect what you had before you sleep too. Everything was fussy and blurry. You looked around again. You took a few steps. 

'What is your name?', a gentle motherly voice came from no where. 

You looked around and there was no one in the room. Just plainly white and the white bed you woke up from. 'Who is that?', you looked to the white room. 'What is your name?', it asked you again. You gave a moment to think but you could not remember your name too. You tried so hard to remember but you could not search for a name. 'What is your name?', it asked again. 'I don't know', you looked to the white room. 

'Good. Look to your right. There's a glass of water. Please, drink it', it said again. 

You walked to the right. A white table emerged and a glass containing clear liquid stood on top of it. Not a big glass but a normal glass you would see everyday. You looked at the glass of clear liquid. 'What is this?', you asked. 'It's something for you to drink and start of your new day', the voice explained. You looked at it again before you decided to take a little sip. Probably one sip and if it taste bad you will decide to not drink it. As the liquid touched your tongue, you felt nice, cool and it tasted something else like milk. Except it was clear. 'What is this? This is good', you asked again. 'It is milk', the voice said. You looked at the glass of milk with disbelief. 'This is milk?', you looked to the room as though now the room is talking to you. 'Yes, now, look to your left, there will be a cupboard and a piece of cloth for you to wear', the voice said. 

You walked to the left. A white cupboard appeared out from the flat wall. You opened it and found a nice piece of white garment. It was a long piece of long cloak with low collar. You wore over your current apparel. 'Now, walk to the center of the room, please', the voice said again. You did as you were told and went to the room automatically. 'Okay, please wait', the room said again. This time the room changes; the bed dissolved into the white floor, the cupboard disappears back into the white wall, and the table disappears into the white wall too. You could feel the wind blowing against your face as the room takes it shape. A white light appear in front of you. It was getting nearer and brighter. The light brighten up so fast you had to close your eyes. 

After a few seconds, the wind had stopped as though you had been flown to somewhere like a teleport in some kind of science fiction story. 'Please wait', the voice said. You opened your eyes. You see another person standing in front of you. You are facing his back and there was another person standing behind you. You looked around. You saw rows of people in a long queue. You are one of them and you figured out that you are the second person in your own queue. The queue from other columns were so long that you could hardly see the end of it. Everyone wore the same garment. Everyone looked the same. You doubt you look like them too. However, they had their puzzling face and that tells you they looked worried and anxious as to what will be happening to them. You did not had to wait long. 

'I am He', someone said in a booming voice.  It was not so motherly like the one before which talk to you upon your awakening.

You look to the front. It was a bright light and suddenly you hear a click sound like a switch being turned on. Every queue now has a beautiful and very fair lady standing in front of it. She might be an officer. "Begin", the huge voice said in a slow and steady voice like a competition about to start. 

The officer in front attend to the first person in front of you. They were talking but you cannot hear what they were saying. The officer was smiling all the time while talking to the person. She never frowned at all. She would speak and her eyes glistened that could melt your heart. The person in front of you now walk forward into the white light behind the beautiful lady. You did not have to move to her. She smiled at you and you were brought forward by something holding your legs. It is amazing you looked around as you move towards her like someone pushing you. 'Hi, did you have a nice glass of milk?', she asked and smile at you. She was so beautiful that you could hardly speak properly. 'Did you have a nice glass of milk?', she asked again and she smiled again. 'Yes', you answered her. 'Where were you last night?', she asked you. 'I have no idea?', you told her. 'What were you doing for a living?', she asked you again. You shook your head and said, 'No idea'. She looked at her device which looked like a translucent tablet personal computer. 'That looks like an invisible iPad', you told her. Immediately she looked at you with surprise as though you were not suppose to know what she was holding. She smiled and walked nearer to you.

She was so near to you that you could smell her. It was very sweet. She looked into your eyes. So near you could kiss her. Suddenly, you saw a flash and there she was standing in front of you again. 'What am I holding?', she asked you. You looked blank at her thing in her hands, 'I don't know'. She looked at her thing again. 'Who is your wife?', she looked at you and gave you the sweetest smile. You think hard, 'No, idea'. 'Good, show me your left hand, please', she took out a tag. You showed her your left hand. She put a tag on your hand with some inscription that appear for a while and you could not see what it was written there. It is another white tag again. White. Everything is so white. "Now', she looked at you again. A white flash goes into you and you were numbed by it. It was fast though and again you regain your vision. 

'You can now follow the arrow on the floor behind me and go along with it, understand?', she asked. 

You nodded and walked forward. It was not a long walk before something suck and you felt into deep sleep again. It was just that. You fell asleep.

'Oh my god! He's arrived! Congratulations! Mr Braden, you have a baby boy!', the doctor who deliver the baby. The couple looked so happy. The mother was exhausted and the baby boy is crying loudly. Though the delivery room was strung with tension but it was a happy moment fro all.

Way up beyond the clouds and space. 'Candidate #1034343, has successfully born to the world to a very nice couple who will take care of him. For whatever deeds he has done in his past, this is the best we can give, my lord', said the beautiful lady.

'Okay, very good, we will see what he can do in his life. Now, next candidate, please', He said.

williamwilstroth... of awakening and reborn...