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Dream Splash III - Chrono Break [2010] / Chrono Break: Fan Fiction
« on: August 06, 2010, 02:14:31 pm »
Oops.  I get how this works now....

Anyways, this is a serious treatment of what might have caused the downfall of Guardia... Crono himself:

General Discussion / Post Apocalyptic Film Set
« on: February 02, 2010, 08:37:04 pm »
Hey everyone. Some of you know that I own a film company in Portland, OR. Here's some stills from our latest film, "Population 2." Expect to see it in theatre this Summer (or Winter... you never know with film).

I have more pics coming; in particular, I'm awaiting high-rez shots of the footage.


Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Chronotorious, anyone have?
« on: November 28, 2009, 04:49:49 pm »
Due to school, I'm a little behind the times, but I just noticed that the "Bad Dudes" (mostly made up of people from OneUp Studios) have released a new Chrono Album and I intend to get it.

However, I also noticed that five of the tracks are only available through the CD, which is a limited release and is permanently sold out.  While I understand the economic incentive behind releasing tracks this way, it never ceases to piss me off when people do this.

Now I have to ask around the net as to whether anyone has this CD and can make those five tracks available to me.  If so, email me:

I much appreciate it.

General Discussion / Wow, they hate Zeality
« on: June 07, 2009, 01:27:52 am »

It's some harsh stuff in there, including allegations that Zeality wrote the cease and desist letter himself. n Why do they hate you so much, man?  What did you DO?

General Discussion / Is horror dead?
« on: March 03, 2009, 06:39:55 am »
New article by me in resolution magazine:


Just throwing out a link & asking people to discuss it does not a good thread make (plus, there's a thread already about w/e random links you can share & talk about).

General Discussion / Honest Gamers
« on: March 02, 2009, 08:15:34 pm »
I just got hired by to write reviews and articles on Indie films and video games. I get paid based on the number of hits (and I'm contractually obligated to write at least four articles a week).

Thanks to Honest Gamers for this, because it was my portfolio here that caused them to hire me.  I've been writing reviews for HG for about six months now, and I wanted to share the link with everyone here, because I know there's some talented writers on this site.

If you're looking to get into the reviewing business, HG is a great place to start.  Anyone can write reviews, and if you write enough good ones, you'll get hired as staff, which means you get free games every once in a while (for instance, I'm in the running to get a free copy of Killzone 2 to review this week).  And everyone who has written a review can sign up for the weekly give-away-prizes, which include things like new graphics cards, new games, and the occasional swag (like the currently offered Prinny water bottle)

If you're interested join up:

If you want to read some of my reviews, click here:

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / How old is Romana in Chrono Cross?
« on: February 20, 2009, 06:21:48 pm »
Read subject.

Chrono Trigger DS Analysis / How to get the new Schala ending
« on: December 14, 2008, 07:23:49 am »
How do you get it?  I know it has something to do with the new dimensional vortex, but to be honest, I HATE the new dungeons, so I'm not really looking to mess around and figure it out on my own.

Do you just beat it once in each era?  What do you do?

... by leaving the Blackbird before you have all your equipment/money/etc.

Anyone know?

Chrono Trigger DS Analysis / Wait wait wait... what?
« on: November 21, 2008, 07:34:26 pm »
Azala is a girl?!

In the gates entry, one of the questions asked is why the gates lead directly to their locations at first, and then later to the End of Time (with the strange exception of the Tyranus Lair gate).

The theory that's currently there is all and good, but I think Gaspar himself presents an even more basic explanation.  He says:

"When 4 or more beings stop into a time warp, the Conservation of Time
theorem states that they will turn up... at the space-time coordinates of
least resistances.  Here.  Disturbances in the space-time continuum have
increased recently.  Far too many folks are just popping in here...  I fear
something is having a powerful effect on the very fabric of time..."

That at least explains how they first end up at the End of Time.  For why they keep returning, I think this is because they have left friends at the End of Time.  Their connection with their friends draws them back to that place each time they warp.

It should be noted that the gate at the Tyranus Lair was directly caused by Lavos, just as some other entity created the gate in Fiona's forest.  These gates are special, and don't follow the normal rules.  It has its own power, an overwhelming desire to draw the party to the next point in time in which Lavos was activated.  Once satisfied, it reverts to the normal functions of any gate.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Party Clones in Ocean Palace
« on: October 10, 2008, 04:30:57 am »
I was playing Kingdom Hearts today, and was in the hallway of Hollow Bastian where the princesses are, and the way they were lined up in their tubes reminded me of something...

Then I recalled that in CT, near the end of the Ocean Palace (the risen one, not the original), you come across a room where you see clones of all the party members being held in tubes.

So the question is... what do these tubes/clones signify?  What does it mean?  Or is it just there to create a creepy atmosphere (the boring answer, but supported by the Nu committing suicide shorty after while proclaiming the end of the world)?

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Chrono Crew remade?
« on: October 10, 2008, 04:23:32 am »
Just wondering if anyone else has made the CT crew in other games with character creators (I'm not counting Miis... there's already a thread for that I think... yes, I've done them...)

Soul Calibur IV's character creator is the only one I can think of.  I've made Magus and Crono, and I do have to say it's pretty awesome to see Crono (really does look like him... I'm impressed by the visual abilities of the generator) in highly rendered 3D fighting Darth Vader.

Of course, I don't really play the game all that much.  Fighting games, as much as i try to force them on myself, never really cut it for me.

Fan Fiction / Chrono Break (fan fiction work in progress)
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:33:48 pm »
It's been a while since I've tried my hand at any fan fiction, but last night I had a dream which roughly outlined the plot of a true sequel to Chrono Trigger.  Obviously, writing a game and writing a story are two different things.  Writing a game is more akin to writing a movie, though even that isn't a perfect translation.  Games are more based on the interaction and immersion in a world, rather than complexity of plot or characters.  It's this immersion which causes us to fall in love with games, and which makes them so memorable.

Chrono Trigger is unusual in that it had a very strong and detailed plot, with more ins and outs than most games, and with strong characters (though with admitedly simple back stories... "remedied" by Chrono Cross).  It's one of the reasons the game is still listed as one of the best RPGs of all time, and one of the reasons that, despite the numerous times I've played it, I can't seem to bring myself to get any ending other than the main one, to see the story through to full completion and resolution.

In any case, this is not a perfect translation of what was given to me in my dream.  Rather, it was that plot then put through the translation of a story format.  I don't want to give the story away, but I will say that ultimately it will deal with the rise of Poore to a military power and one possible resolution for the dissapearance of Gaurdia and two of our favourite characters.  I'm going to keep working on this until I either get bored or finish it.  Having a place to put it up for comments/criticism may go a long ways towards the latter, though.

With that said, feel free to comment in this thread.  I'll always post the additions to the story with a bolded pre-heading, so they don't get too lost.  If I finish, I'll compile and edit the whole thing, and that should take care of any organizational issues.

Without further ado, I give you my version of Chrono Break.

To read the chapters, please use the link below.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and you should see the fan fiction under the title of Chrono Break, and submitted as seperate chapters.

As of June, 2009, the above links will no longer work.  Instead, the fiction has been relocated to Fan  It will take some time to get all the parts up there, but I expect to be fully caught up within a week or two.  Since I'm having to go back and repost many earlier parts, all parts have been slightly edited for continuity and style.  Eventually, I plan on a full rewrite, maybe even turning it into an original setting that could be published without fear of copyright infringement.  But for now, the re-posted segments can be considered "final cuts."


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