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    This. I'm not sure if everyone here is familiar with the typical process involved in creating manga, but creators usually don't get paid for their final inked pages until after the chapter is published. 99% of manga creators are paid on a commission basis by the publisher and receive an agreed upon fee per page of completed manga. I say this because it seems there may be some people out there hoping that he's busily drawing up the conclusion of the manga during this hiatus. I'm sorry to say this, but the chance of that being the case is miniscule at best. Kadokawa, like any publisher, are in business to make money, and they aren't gonna ask him to toil away and not publish what he's done - they'll publish a chapter the moment it's ready! Even if the royalties are good for Takaya, I highly doubt it's enough to live on. Whatever is going on with him though, I think it's pretty obvious that he's not inking anything at the moment. Is he working with his editor and planning out the story? Possibly. Is he working on some storyboards? Possibly. Is he and his editor happy enough to proceed with inking? Not right now. That's pretty much as far as we can speculate I reckon...
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    After alk used the remover it just laid there on the floor. I wonder if the guyver 0 unit was just given back to uranus or is still somewhere on the island in alks possession. Maybe it will come into play later in the story.
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    It could be a refined version of the Bio Booster armor that is designed for battle rather than bio logical enhancement.
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    Not necessarily. At a con like this, I've seen that walking up and talking to guys the creators of the works, like Steve Wang, is pretty common. It's more of a "Show and tell" style convention as they have their works out on display. So if this guy who is "In the know" about Takaya is showcasing some of his works, he would be on the floor talking with people. And if the focus of the conversation was turned to Guyver, I can see it coming out if they indeed knew about it. All that being said of course, it's still hearsay and not any kind of proof at all... But the situation described COULD have happened given the type of con and circumstances.
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    Sadly yes. While things a better then they were in the west, there are many animels still living in this hell. I've personally not seen or heard of elephants in circuses here in the uk for as far back as I can remember but apparently the odd one still keeps wild animals. Thankfully as of next year it will be made 100% illegal for circuses to do so. The US is another story. First and for most each state has it's own laws and most are pretty poor. In some places you can privately keep a lion in a cage were it has barley any room to move due to the wording of the laws and the lack of anything specific. These kind of frankly piss poor legislations are what allow tons of people in the USA to own wild animels from across the world and keep them in horrible conditions. Circuses likewise also make use of these laws to get round any issues and have still been operating with all manner of wild animels, including elephants to this day. But again theres hope on the horizon. The end times for these circuses started back in 2011, when the Ringling Circus were exposed for the treatment of their animels. In 2017 they were closed down for good and since then the circus trade has been dwindling although sadly some are still active. To make an already bad situation worse I've heard stories that some sanctuaries for exotic animels act as little more then pet shops who breed and sell animels to circuses and private owners, again loop holes and lazy laws allow them to do so. Sadly things are not so great in the east. Not only are circuses still active but a lot of zoo have circus elements. Hell some really messed up guys in Russia have an aquatic circus. They make sea world look like saints by comparison, as they cart around dolphins and beluga whales in small containers just big enough to hold them and only let them out to perform in a shallow tank. Then theres other cruel stuff like elephants that are keeped as part of tourist attractions, temples and logging companies. Thankfully work is being actively done to try and put a stop to this kind of stuff across the world and many of these animels have been able to have some measure of peace and kindness in their lives. The best thing any of us can do is encourage and support better laws for animal welfare as well as positive animal activist groups. My only advice is that you do your research befor putting any time or money into which ever groups you want to support. At best you won't be helping at all and at worst you may end up causing more animels to suffer if you end up backing a bad group.
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    Are you doing it from an android device? If so, get a photo compressor like lit photo on the app store. It will condense the image and make it usable here.
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    it's rude to pry too much. somebody spoke to somebody else who knows him personally and we ascertained that he is in talks with kadokawa and that is the best we're going to get.
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    Ok so I'm gonna talk about the ninja's of mortal kombat, We'll start with the guys as they came first, then the girls and finally the cyborgs. So as you can see, when MK started out they found a very good way to pad out the roaster with each game with minimal effort. Just recolour their ninja model and throw in some new moves. This is pretty much how all of these guys started out. Here we'll look at how they have changed over the years. I'll also only be touching or the core games for the most part. So were to start? Well it can only be one of two characters Sub-Zero and Scorpion, being that they were in the original game. But who to pick first? While some will say Scorpion is the more popular of the two, I find Sub-Zero is a better starting point since while the two are rivals through the wholes series Scorpion's backstory is tied directly to Sub-Zero, while Sub-Zero's isn't tied to Scorpion. Mortal Kombat It's pretty easy to forget how different the story of the original MK was to later entries, especially when pretty much everything else after it retconned the story. In MK1 the tournamant is not a battle to decide the fate of the world. Instead it was originally a tournamant held by the Shaolin Monks to see who the grand champion was, then an evil sorcerer came who was cursed by the gods to steal the souls of other to maintain his life. Tsang Sung became champion and kept entering in order kill more people until he was beaten by Kung Lao. He returned some years later with an outworlder named Goro who acted as his champion and allowed him to take control of the tournamant totally. Since then he's been using it to feed on the combatants. All of the fighters in this MK are human's bare Raiden, who incidentally is a bored god who was invited by Shang Tsung, and Goro. Going by the promotional comic, Sub-Zero's real name is simply "Unknown" although he I stated to be an assassin from the Lin Kuei. He's been hired to assassinate Shang Tsung. In both Scorpion's ending and the comic it is shown that sub-Zero did kill Scorpion in the passed, although there are some differences such as Scorpion's family still being alive. Not much else is stated however as the least amount of time is spent with these two and Sub-Zero is the most enigmatic of the whole caste. The most emotion he show's is shock at Scorpion being on the boat to the tournament. In the first game Sub-Zero's outfit is pretty much one of a stereotypical ninja, although shoulders are a bit more puffed out and of course it's bright blue. That's kind of counterintuitive to his role as an assassin since the whole point is to sneak up and kill someone befor they even know your there. It's not exactly helpful in the stealth department either. That said he's a Lin Kuei not an typical ninja, so maybe his clan had a different code of conduct to most in their line of work. Combat wise he's only got two special attacks although they are two that would remain a core part of his skill set for the rest of the series, Freeze (a blast of cold that freezes his foes solid) and the Lin Kuei Slide (A low sliding kick). His fatality is the Spin Rip, possible the most iconic fatality in the original game and pretty much put the series right in the cross hires of Censorship crowd. This eventually lead to the creation of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). In his ending Sub-Zero killed Shang Tsung, earned a pretty penny and retired from his life as an assassin. Mortal Kombat 2 In MK2 the backstory of the original game remains somewhat intact although it is revealed that Shang Tsung was actually serving the interests of a greater evil. Shao Kahn, Emperor of Outworld. It is here that the cannon ending of the first game is stated, Liu Kang was the victor and bested the sorcerer. Tsung went crawling back to his master and begged for a second chance, Kahn granted his request and restored Tsung to his youth. His plan is to now lure earths warriors into Outworld's tournamant to be killed by Shao Kahn himself. In MK2 it's stated that Sub-Zero was thought to have been killed in the last tournamant, yet he has apparently resurfaced to assassinate the outworld leader Shao Kahn. He's ending states that he is actually the younger brother of the original Sub-Zero, who learns of Scorpion's hatred of his elder yet cannot understand why his life was spared implying that Sub-Zero was bested by Scorpion during the story. Design wise Sub-Zero has had some minor changes. The most notable being that his hood is now more skin tight and his mask has been mad into a solid guard piece rather then simple being cloth. His move set know has Ground Ice and the fatalities Ice Shatter and Ice Grenade. Mortal Kombat 3 So after losing to Liu Kang, Shao Kahn decides to invade earth realm via another means. He has his Shadow Priests resurrect Queen Sindel on Earth, which allows him to cross over to reclama her since she is a citizen of his realm. By using this loop hole Outworld is able to invade Earth Realm and begin fusing the two. Sub-Zero appears to help fight against Outworld but a lot has happed since the last battle. The Lin Quie had begun "enhancing" their warriors with cybernetics (Later referd to as the Cyber Initiative) and Sub-Zero along with four other members were selected to undergo the process first. Given no choice to refuse, Sub-Zero abandoned his clan along with his friend Smoke. this was viewed as an unforgivable act by the Lin Quie, who send out their two cyberized warrior Sektor and Cyrax to apprehend the traitors. Smoke was captured by the pair and also cyberized. Now Sub-Zero must try to fight of three deadly assassins why trying to aid the other Earth Realm warriors in pushing back the invastion. As you can see Sub-Zero's design is noticable changed from what it once was. In fact he's the first of all the MK ninja to begin to deviate from their simple pallet swap motif. His face is now completely unmasked, he's ditched his black undershirt, the blue piece on his upper body has been cut back to about half it's original width, his ice blue colouring is now much dark blue (and it would remain that way for the rest of the series) and he know sports a scare across his right eye. How he came by this scar is never stated and a lot of theories exists about it. The over all change was likely done for multiple reasons. First MK3 had no less then 6 ninja characters with a playable version of the original Sub-Zero, Rain and Chameleon being added in later versions. Something needed to be done to make him stand out from the horde. The other likely reason was due to his change in character, Sub-Zero has begun his path towards a more heroic way of life and given up his assassin ways. This change in attire better reflects this more heroic personality. MK3 also gave Sub-Zero, and most of the caste, a much bigger move pool to play with, with him now having Freeze, Ice Shower, Front Ice Shower, Behind Ice Shower, Ice Clone and Ground Slide. Sub-Zero's ending him face all three of his cyborg assassins however he is able to reach his friend Smoke and the two team up to best their former Lin Quie breatharian. Together they defeat Shao Kahn and his forces befor disappearing into the shadows. Mortal Kombat: Movie This is the only part of the expanded series I'm gonna touch on but I have my reasons. The MK movie is were a lot of the elements found in MK3 would be retroactively fit into the story of the original MK. While only 2 characters from the later games would appear in person, Kitana and Shao Kahn, a lot of plot elements were used to better stream line the plot. Such as Outworld wanting to invade Earth Realm from the get go and the Mortal Kombat tournamant being in place to stop Shao Kahn from simply invading any realm he pleased. The elder gods made it so that only mortals from both realms may compete, preventing Shao Kahn from cheating to a digree, and Outworld must achieve victory 10 consecutive times befor they can invade. Also rather then all the earth warriors beating eachother bloody just to see who's best, Earth Realm's best face off against Outworld's. While not all the elements of the film's plot are treated as cannon down the road, a good chunk of it is. I just want to point out that the how Mortal Kombat worked was very intreasting and seemingly a little nonsensical. While the tournamant has set matches, fighters could just meet up and fight on their own also. Normally it's one or the other. It reminds me of something from the Baki manga were it's stated a "champion must be ready to defend his title at all times" not just in a ring. I can only assume this is allowed so that the tournamant is intentionally somewhat chaotic, which makes it harder for any one side to try and manipulate events. That or the guy making the rules was either lazy or a dick. Also since you have at a god and a sorcerer watching over things, you can be shore at least both sides are keeping score when it counts. Since were here Sub-Zero in the film is pretty much here to look cool, fight and little else. Here he's fighting for Outworld alongside his rival Scorpion, both of whom Shang Tsung has control of. As a result he has little to no personality. His over all design is somthing of a watered down fusion his MK 1 & 2 outfits but with a little les detail. The frosty face mask is pretty cool however. It's fair to say that the films CGI effects hand not aged well but Sub-Zero's cryomancy holds up a little better the most and the use of practical effects helps also. Mortal Kombat 4 MK 4 is were a lot of people think the MK series started to loose it's steam. While a lot of it's core elements were still intact, the series was trying to find way to keep going and the directions it took were not always for the better. It started following other fighting game trends, like movies from 2-D to 3-D style fighting, having arena hazards etc but something was just missing. It didn't help that while a lot of their new characters created between the 4th and 8th game were mostly bland. That all said the series still easily come up with cool knew ideas and tell an intreasting story. By this time Sub-Zero has disbanded his old clan and now seems to be without purpose at this time. In the wake of Shao Kahn's defeat however the Elder God Shinnok has risen to power once more and seeks to conquered all. Sub-Zero once again sides with Raiden to face Shinnok brining with him information on how to combat the dark elder god passed down to him from his older brother Bi-Han, but finds himself in conflict with Scorpion once more, the yellow ninja convinced that it was Kuai Liang was responsible for the death of his family. Sub-zero's design is clearly an attempt to stay more faithful to his original design. Unfortunately I feel it doesn't overly works. While the basic premise is ok it feels to bland in places, also the cat-ear like pints on his hood and seemingly cloven feet just look weird. It's by far the character's weakest design for me. As the series went forward, it appears that the creators desperately tried to remove lazy symmetry of the ninja characters, with that in mind it's a little odd that Sub-Zero, who was the first to have his design altered would be changed back to his classic one in this game. MK4 did introduced alternate costumes for the characters and Sub-Zero's are a little better then his main, the first is a reworked version of his MK3 design combining it with his current one and the second had his arms and legs encased in ice, something that would become a reused in his future designs. It's in this game were we first learn both Sub-Zero's true names and alluded backstory between the brothers is hinting at events in the MK Mythologies: Sub-Zero game. The game had you play as the original Sub-Zero who was sent on a mission that tied to Shinnok and lead to the events of MK4. Power wise Sub-Zero is back to using only his core 3 moves once again however he can now us an Ice Staff in combat. In his ending Sub-Zero is bested by Scorpion, who is about to slay him until Sub-Zero states he has no idea what the yellow ninja is talking about. It is then that the necromancer Quan Chi appears and in his arrogance tells Scorpion he had no intention of honouring their agreement, which prompts Scorpion to kill the necromancer and make peace with sub-Zero. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance After the defeat of Shinnok, Sub-Zero would find himself in conflict with Sektor once again, this time is was for the soul of the newly reformed Lin Quie. Sub-Zero beat the cyborg, becoming Grand Master and took possession of the Dragon Medallion which increased his power. Sub-Zero vowed to reform his clan and moved them to a hidden temple in the arctic, where they could train and rebuild uninterrupted. During this time he gained a promising pupil, Frost, unfortunately her while skilled she was arrogant didn't agree with her masters ideals. Peace was not to last however as Quan Chi was able to escape the Scorpion, who had imprisoned and tortured him after Shinnok's defeat, and formed an alliance with Shang Tsung. This "Deadly Alliance" had slain Shao Kahn, then Liu Kang and were now working to resurrect the immortal army of the ancient Dragon King. Raiden requested Sub-Zero's aid once again and the grand master agreed to help, in part to help set a good example to his clan. He also took Frost with him, hoping the experience would help her develop into a better warrior Sub-Zero's design in this game is a very radical departure from what came befor. He's older, his scare is blue and while his outfit is akin to his MK3 design, it's far more detailed and ornate. He's for-arms are permanently encased in ice. The over all look fits his new role as a Grand Master and while he looks older, he also looks wiser and more powerful. It's also a far cry from his days as a simple assassin. In his end Sub-Zero returns from defeating the Deadly Alliance returned to the Lin Quie a hero and ready to defend earth realm from any threat. Mortal Kombat: Deception In the canonical events of Deadly Alliance, Frost betrayed Sub-Zero and attempted to claim the Dragon Medallion for herself. She was unable to control it's power however and her cryonic power went out of control, seemingly killing here. The grief stricken Sub-Zero, who placed all the blame on himself, took Frost and searched for a place to lay her to rest. He eventually found an Outworld ruin that belong to a clan of cryomancers, of which Sub-Zero become convinced he and Frost were related. He laid her to rest in the ruins crypt and dawned armour he found there, embracing his new heritage. He then tried to reconvene with Raiden and the others, only to learn the terrible truth. Raiden had been forced to face Quan Chi and Shang Tsung alone, worse in the middle of the battle Onaga the Dragon King (Former Ruler of Outworld and a being even Shoa Kahn had called master) had been resurrected. Despite their combined power and a last ditch suicide attack from Raiden, Onaga still lived and was regaining his power. Sub-Zero's design here is a fusion of his classic design with his more ornate current one. A fusion of ninja and warrior. I feel this actually reflects his current state of mind very well, as he has had his faith in both himself and the future he dreamed of tested. He needs something to help keep him grounded in these dark times and finds it in this discovery of his heritage and possible slipping a little into his old ways also. Sub-Zero doesn't play a part in the final battle against the Dragon King. Canonically he spends his time traveling around Outworld and NetherRealm battling the forces of evil. Mortal Kombat: Armaggedon Long ago the elder god Argus foresaw the destruction of all realms. As more and more powerful warriors appeared their ever intensifying combat would eventually destroy the realms. To try and prevent this he tried to create a fail safe. He created the Pyramid of Argus and tasked the elemental Blaze to watch over the realms. When the time was right Blaze would ascend to the top of the pyramid and draw all the warriors to him with the promise of power. Befor this he would send out a sign that Argus's son's Taven and Dagon, who were in hibernation, should be awakened and begin their quest to stop armagendon. Should either of them complete their trials and defeat Blaze, all the warriors would be stripped of their power or killed depending on the victor. Should they fail, then hopefully a warrior would arise to bring some form of balance in some way. Sub-Zero met and battled Taven, testing him to see if he were worthy of the relic in the Lin Quie temple. He would later be drawn into the final battle siding with the forces of light. By the time this game out MK seemed like it was on it's last legs and this was truly the end. The game had a lot of problems but they really tried to give the series a good send off if this was it. Sub-Zero's design is a fusion of his classic design with elements that he would gain later. It doesn't appear to have any strong bearing on his character or maybe it reflects him turning to his old ways with armagendon on the horizon. More then likely this was done simple as fan service. If Sub-Zero had been victor of the final battle, Sub-Zero would have become an ice deity... but one without the approval of the other gods, who would seek to destroy him. In the canonical end, while Armageddon was prevented the actual outcome was not much better. The resurrected Shao Khan proved to be the mightiest warrior and absorbed all of Blaze's power. Mortal Kombat 9 With Shao Kahn's ultimate victory at hand, Raiden attempted to cheat fate by sending his memories of all that had transpired to his passed self during the original Mortal Kombat, with the cryptic last words "He must win". Thus the Raiden of this new timeline must try to make sense of these vision to put reality on a better path. Despite Raiden's best efforts most of his efforts change little. Bi-Han is still murdered by Scorpion and Qui-Liang takes up his brothers mantel and sides with earth realm to take down Shao Kahn. He and his friend Smoke are also fleeing the cyber initiative. However in this timeline Qui-Liang seeks out his brothers killer to avenge his death, however befor he can kill Scorpion he is captured by the Lin Kuei. Sector and Cyrax offer allegiance to Shao Kahn for the right to apprehend Sub-Zero without interference. MK9 was the first MK game to be made by NetherRealm studios after Midway had ended the series. Rather then just wipe everything away, they decided to reboot the timeline. In this game you play through the events of MK 1, 2 & 3. However here all of the changes to the series plot are made part of the games story mode, creating a more cohesive narrative with some new stuff thrown in to spice things up. Sub-Zero's design in this game is pretty similur to his Armageddon one. It's an updated version of his original designs, although here it makes more sense given that this is an updated retelling of the original story. Bi-Han's design is the more simplistic of the two, the over all design being a very plausible get up for an assassin. It's also noteworthy that the blue of his cloths is darker then his younger brother, better reflecting his darker soul. Kuai Liang's design is more ornate and brightly coloured, displaying his more heroic nature. No unlike the original timeline it's Sub-Zero, not smoke, who is captured which leads to... Unit LK-520! At first he is but a slave to the Lin Kuei but Smoke is eventually able to free him. He then acts as a spy against the Outworld forces until his cover is blown by Sektor. After defeating him Sub-Zero works to free prisoners from Shao Kahn's forces, taking on and besting Goro and Kintaro 2 on 1. After everyone is safe his next mission is to stop Quan chi from summoning a soulnado but this brings him into direct conflict with the Black Ninja, Noob Saibot! Fortunately he is able to best his dark counterpart and return to the other heroes triumphant... just in time for Queen Sindel to walking in and murder curbstomp them all! With most of earthrealms warriors killed, Raiden tries to make a last ditch alliance with Quan Chi, if he helps earthrealm he can have the souls of every slain warrior. Unfortunately Shao Kahn already made that deal and had made good on it, as Quan Chi summons the souls of the fallen heroes to attack the god. Raiden is eventually able to defeat Shao Kahn when we realises what "He must win" ment. While Shao Kahn is able to invade earthreal thanks to Sindel, he has no right to merge them and when he tries, the elder gods appear and destroy him. Victory is achieved but at a very heavy price. I'm not going to say anymore about Cyborg Sub-Zero as he goes in the Cyborg Ninja Category. In Sub-Zero's tower ending he and Scorpion learn the truth behind their loses and together they destroy the Lin Kuie. The two disappear into legend, only appearing to defeat evil. The Forces of Darkness cannot defeat this Deadly Alliance! Mortal Kombat X Sub-Zero become a warrior for the NetherRealm, fighting for Quan Chi and his master, the Elder God Shinnok. During this time he had been returned to his human form. Eventually Shinnok was beaten and Sub-Zero was one of the few warriors revived and freed from Quan Chi's control. In the years that followed he followed the path of his other self, rebuilding the Lin Kuei, becoming their Grand Master and even taking up Frost as his pupil. In time we would even finally make peace with Scorpion, showing him that yes the old Lin Kuei had a hand in his fate... but so did his old master Quan Chi. Five years later, Sub-Zero is met by Cassie Cage and her team under orders from Cassie's father Johnny. Not wanting to converse with them, he and his warriors engage them in battle. Defeating Cassie and her team, Sub-Zero reveals that the encounter is a test set up by him and Johnny, chastising Cassie's team's lack of unity while commenting that they have great potential. Sub-Zero and the Lin Kuei are present for the resurrection of Shinnok, combining their might with the Special Forces and Shao Lin to fight off Outworld and NeatherRealm forces until Shinnok is defeated. There's little I can say here about the designs. Sub-Zero is currently following the more heroic path he did in the alternate time-line and his designs reflect his character growth in the same way. The outstanding one is his revenant form which along with is more edgy design and plates of ice armour (hello MK Movie) but also a darker shade of blue... much like his brother!. In his tower ending, Sub-Zero seeks greater power to help the Lin Kuei better defend earth realm, He travels to outworld and discovers a nest of Frost Dragon eggs, Using his power, he is able to hatch the young dragons and they accept him as their master. With the addition of dragon raiders to their forces, none dare threaten earthrealm!.
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    I usually do whatever is cheapest. SAL can be as cheap as seamail sometimes, ive used both SAL and seamail. Never had troubles with either
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    G-Paul - Stage 3 Bravo Team Member’s Report: Name Redacted: Start from the beginning. Agent Fuller: O... ok, so after incident at the zoo Alpha Team had suffered heavy casualties. What was left of them had joined up with the G’s relatives and the group was trying to find a secure extraction zone... at least that’s what we were told at the time. (Agent Fuller inhales deeply) Agent Fuller: We thought we’d be sent in to get them but the high ups had other ideas. The G had apparently been badly injured during it’s fight with the Alphas, they wanted us to track it down and terminate it before things got any worse. Reports from men on the ground suggested it was heading in the direction of the British Museum. So that’s where we decided to start looking. Do you want me to tell you about the trip there? Name Redacted: No thank you Agent Fuller, please just skip to the part where your team started tracking the G. Agent Fuller: Sure. So we get to the museum and we quickly find pretty convincing evidence that the G had entered the building. Name Redacted: Which was? Agent Fuller: There was a very big hole were one of the entrance doors had been. To be honest we didn’t like the idea of going in there. It was getting dark by then and the museum didn’t seem to have any power running, a very bad place to be monster hunting. (Agent Fuller inhales again, his breath a little shaky) Agent Fuller: So we go in there and as we suspected the place was pitch black, a horde of G could have been in the building and you’d never have seen them. We were rather lucky at first, there weren’t too many zombies and despite the dark the G’s trail was easy to follow. We tracked it to what I had been told was the Greece section of the museum and that’s when... (Agent Fuller begins showing signs of agitation) Name Redacted: Are you able to continue, we need to know what happened. (Agent Fuller takes several deep breaths and becomes somewhat more relaxed) Agent Fuller: Sure... y... yes. Me and... John found it first. As we swept the room we passed one of the display walls which it turned out, the G had been lurking behind. We both heard it and as we turned all I saw was a... a... wall of glowing eyes and teeth! The thing lunged at us but John was fast enough to push me out of the way... (Agent Fuller becomes agitated once again) Agent Fuller: Everything went crazy after that. John screamed. That sound...that ****ing sound as it chewed him up! We opened fire, it dropped what was left of John and attacked. We were too late, it had mutated further. Bigger and tougher... and how could something that big be that fast! It was like a god dame nightmare! The next thing I knew it was on Brenda... I saw it bite...! (Agent Fuller begins weeping) Agent Fuller: Something happened to me when I saw that... my brain misfired... I froze up. I ****ing froze up! I just stood there as it slaughtered them all! They screamed... screamed and cried for help... but I just couldn’t ****ing move! (Agent Fuller suddenly becomes very calm) Agent Fuller: Then it all stopped. It was as if sound itself had died for a moment. Then I heard it walking, I felt it walking to. There was this awful noise, wet and organic. I didn’t want to look but... but something inside forced me to. The G was standing over Whitehouse... Name Redacted: Agent Fuller...? (Agent Fuller refused to communicate further. He was taken back to his quarters under guard. He was found dead the next morning. The coroner listed the cause of death as suicide) G-Paul - Stage 4 Sherry Birkin’s Notes: Of all the viruses Umbrella unleashed, the G-Virus is the one we know the least about. We’ve never been able to get our hands on any pure samples for study, all we’ve had to work off of is the strain in my body which hasn’t been any help. When Claire gave me the DEVIL vaccine all those years ago, the G within me was weakened and assimilated, apparently losing many of the properties of the original strain. I wonder if that’s why it’s never been as widely used as the other viruses. Do people see how dangerous and unpredictable it is or is it just that its samples are rare? Maybe it’s a bit of both. There have been two cases were G was used to try and create another, more stable bio-weapon. There was the T+G Virus and the C-Virus. Interestingly from what little we can gather the T+G Virus was created by combining the T-Virus with antibodies designed to fight G, while the C-Virus was created using the strain with me and the T-Veronica, which seemed to reactivate and alter some of G’s properties. Is it possible that G in its true form cannot be combined with another virus? Father what did you create? I’m being sent to the Britain to act as an advisor to the B.S.A.A operatives working to combat the resent outbreak in London. This is due to positive identification of a G. They called me in as Leon and Clair are currently on assignments of their own, leavening me as the closest thing to an expert we’ve got to hand. They’ve sent me everything they’ve’ got on this new G. It’s name was Paul King, a 29 year old male British citizen of Romani decent. From what they can tell he had nothing to do with the terrorist group responsible for the outbreak. According to his relatives, who are currently still in the field with what’s left of their rescue team, Paul disappeared during the initial outbreak break. I suspect he was likely infected around that time. Later that day reports were coming in about a “mutant man” being seen around London. Likely the G was starting to track it’s family and infecting others with it’s embryos along the way. The existence of the G was confirmed when a group of soldiers had the bad luck of walking right into it. They were all killed but their camera’s allowed for a positive ID. The G then made it’s way to the London Zoo, where it’s relatives and other survivor had fled due to it being outside the quarantine zone. The G engaged an army blockade near the area and was able to break through after it mutated into a stronger form. This event caused a massive breach in the quarantine zone, allowing the T-Virus to spread even faster than it had been. At this point the B.S.A.A operatives had arrived in London and Alpha team was sent in. The G then broke into the zoo hunting it’s relatives which caused mass panic, allowed animals to escape their enclosures and naturally brought the T-Virus in it’s wake. Alpha Team had to fight their way through the chaos to get to their targets, losing almost half their team in doing so. What was left of the team engaged the G and were able to injure it, although they payed a heavy price in doing so. Alpha team and the G’s relatives are currently trying to find a safe extraction zone. Bravo team were sent in to hunt down the injured G, only one of them coming back alive. The G’s current were about are unknown. I can’t help but feel sorry for Paul. Befor this he was a good man who's passion in life was dinosaurs. He’s wasn't like my father or Miller. He didn’t ask for this, he didn’t want to be a monster. Now he’s hunting the people he loves most, he’s going to hurt them and he can’t stop himself. Paul I can’t cure you, but I promise that I’ll do everything I can to make this right. I’ll help protect your family from you.
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    You could also try mangaoh.co.jp. They are an online bookstore based in Japan and they will ship even to the UK. Bought from them a lot of times, all of the Guyver books I bought was bought from this site. Of course the site is in Japanese. You can send and email in English, and they will reply with and answer, but it will still be in Japanese.
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    I have bought a lot if stuff from this site and it is pretty awesome. You will be charged for the won item immediately then it will ship to their warehouse and you choose what delivery method you want and pay for that. I have never had any problems with this site. Update your collection pics when you get some newness and share the love!
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    http://buyee.jp/item/search?query=ガイバー&translationType=1&page=1 This searches for guyver on yahoo auctions Japan, via buyee. You would need to sign up. The books are usually on the middle/back pages of the search.
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    Try buyee.jp and look at the auction site. I see volume sets under $100. You can find a lot of cool stuff there.
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    Hell yeah! I just got the bust of Guyver1 because I had to have the smasher! I also ordered the Guyver III bust. So excited!
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    Nice! I just pre-ordered the Guyver III ultimate edition. I also caved for the exclusive sideshow gigantic dark. I wish they would have made Guyver III with the open mega smasher like Guyver I
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    Page 36 [At this rate, with brother dying, everything has become so vague. I can't stand it any longer. It's something that I have to do no matter what.] Even if they say no, I'd be going at it alone. I will regret this for the rest of my life if I go back like this. [Siblings.... you have the same temper] Uncle let out a sigh. [Darling, why don't you help her a bit.] Auntie who was silent all this time unobtrusively spoke. [Noriko and Tatsuo are like our own children, don't we always welcome them. If we really do think of them as our children, it is the duty of the parents to help them.] [No matter what kind of danger, huh? In the first place, to be able to enter a high school, such method is....] [I'll transfer to that school.] [It's not as simple as that.] Uncle shook his head. [It's not that fast to transfer school. There are academic exams and document certifications, it'll be a first time if permission is granted. That school has an entrance exam. Do you have the confidence to pass? We also don't know how long you will be staying here. Who is going to take care of Sister-in-law and Takashi?] Page 37 Noriko Sobered up. Certainly there are a lot of obstacles. In any case, Uncle and Auntie already opened up this much about the mystery. I definitely can not give up that easily.... Uncle smiled a bit. [It's alright to be disappointed. It's just that no matter what you achieve, you have to relent to reality. In case you were pushed by emotions to move, and it ended in failure, we want you to remember that. In such a situation, they would be able to capture the culprit.] [Then....] [I will cooperate with you. I also have to take responsibility. This is the best way forward. This is for the sake of Tatsuo as well.] [What will we do about the transfer letter?] [That's right] Uncle thought, [No, I'll do it. I know a person in the company who know those details, they'll be able to find a good way. First you have to send a letter to your parents house.? Is there someone who you can rely on?] [Yes, I have a feeling about it.] [It would be better if they don't know much of the details. You stay here for a while.]
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    You have to wonder, given how much output Takaya gives for the manga, does his pay as Mangaka enough to cover his daily expenses? Just playing around with the idea, but perhaps he has a day job now?
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    The Uranus undoubtedly recovered it. That was the whole point of the operation.
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    That is an awesome observation!
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    Welcome to the Advocacy!
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    Ok this is not a joke, its about as far from a joke as we're ever likely to get. This topic is about some pretty dark and grim subject matter, so read at your own discussion. Humans do some pretty messed up stuff, but sometimes we really out do ourselves. This is one of those times, this is the story of Mary. As most of you may know, the life of circus animels is very, very cruel. They spend long periods of time held in confined spaces or chained up with little to no stimuli, little real healthcare (or even just care for that matter) and are regularly abused. They are also tortured into behaving in unnatural ways for the amusement of crowed, sometimes right from birth. All this practically insures that any animal in a circus will suffer sever mental health issues. This result in the poor creature becoming a ticking time bomb. That said even a wild animal that is well cared for can be very dangerous if provoked.. Mary was a circus elephant at the Sparks World Famous Shows circus. While some of the details are a bit hazy, it is known that Mary had been with the circus since 1898. Befor Mary, the Sparks circus had been a relatively mundane horse and carriage outfit, but after the got Mary their business would keep expanding until they had 5 elephants and their own train. Now to be far the Sparks circus always had a good reputation and Mr. Sparks himself is stated to have treated Mary kindly. How true that is we are never going to know, but even if he was kind the poor elephant was almost certainly being kept in conditions totally unsuited for her. Fast forward to 1916, Sparks is performing in Kingsport. Due to some staff changes, a homeless man named Red Aldridge had been taken on to the post of assistant elephant keeper despite that fact that there's no evidence the man had any experience with animal care even by early 20th century standards. During the show's elephant parade, Red hit Mary behind the ear after she tried to reach a piece of watermelon near by. Mary became enraged, grabbed Red, through him into a drinks stand and then stepped on his head. The events were overly dramatized by local news papers, painting Mary as a blood thirst beast who savagely gored Red then threw his body into the near by crowed. Thankfully Mr. Sparks was able to calm Mary down after the attack so none else was hurt. Unfortunately it was to little to late. Public opinion quickly turned against Mary, with locals chanting for her death. A local Blacksmith even tried to killer her with his gun, but the calibre of the weapon was to weak. Mary was isolated from the public and Mr. Sparks found himself in a very bad situation. It was bad enough one of his animals had killed someone, thus losing the circus all it's earning in the town, but he was also threatened by the leaders of several town the circus was scheduled to visit who stated they would cancel their performance if Mary was included. Also there was the possibility that Mary could hurt someone else in the future, possible even a patron not just a member of staff. The only way to clean up this ruinous situation was to have Mary put down, and in an attempt to try an recoup money lost from both the event and the loss of a valuable animal, it was decided that Mary would be publicly executed. Sadly this was nothing new. In 1904 a "killer" elephant named Topsy was publicly killed on Coney Island via electrocution. This event was filmed and can be found online. How they were going to deal with Mary was not so simple. Nether Kingsport or the nearby town of Edwin had enough electricity to attempt such a thing, shooting Mary was to dangerous if a crowed was present and she was to smart to eat food laced with cyanide. A lot of ideas were thrown around, such as having Mary crushed by two engines, but they eventually settled on haveing her hanged. On the following day, a foggy and rainy September 13, 1916, Mary was transported by rail to Unicoi County, Tennessee, where a crowd of over 2,500 people (including most of the town's children) assembled in the Clinchfield Railroad yard. Mary was hanged by the neck from a railcar-mounted industrial derrick between four o'clock and five o'clock that afternoon. The first attempt resulted in a snapped chain, causing Mary to fall and break her hip as dozens of children fled in terror. The severely wounded elephant died during a second attempt and was buried beside the tracks. A veterinarian examined Mary after the hanging and determined that she had a severely infected tooth in the precise spot where Red Eldridge had prodded her . There is an alleged photo of Mary being hanged however it's validity has been questioned. It has clearly been doctor but some clame that this was a common practise at the time if the image was not clear enough. I'm not posting it here because frankly, real or not, it's a haunting image either way and it should only be seen by those who want to.
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