Poll: I intend to move the Giovanni series into a darker and more mature direction, starting with the third story. To accomplish this, I may have to go M rated. However, I can't be sure that everyone who follows the series will be comfortable with this. Vote Now!
Author has written 6 stories for Pokémon, Twisted Metal, and Dexter.
Giovanni Chronicles Artwork:
1. My artwork
2. Artwork from fellow writers/artists
-(Giovanni, Delia, and Metsuma)
My name is Austen and I love to write. It's my passion. It's my power. It's who I am.
My biggest project would be "The Giovanni Chronicles Saga"; the first two installments can be found in my story list below. I plan to write other stories in the future but am focusing on my third at the moment.
I really don't wish to pester anyone by bringing my personal life into the spotlight. But I feel there's always a story behind a writer as well. Allow me to just break it into sections so you can read only what you may want to know.
NOTE: I tend to update my stories MUCH quicker when I receive more reviews. Feedback is my fuel, it innovates me and motivates me to keep on writing. It also helps me to know what I'm doing right or what I need to work on. Yes, constructive criticism is more than welcome.
BIO: I'm Male. I'm Bi. I live a content life. I love my family. I have some very close friends but prefer not to surround myself with a group. I hate being the center of attention. I played the Tuba in my High School's Marching, and was also a pitcher on our school's baseball team for a semester. Through all this, I worked hard to maintain a good grade point average. My favorite subjects are English, U.S. History, and Psychology. Fascinating right? Nahh I didn't think so.
I'm currently attending college part-time, and... that's about it. Creative Writing seems to be something I'd like to major in, as writing is my primary joy and passion. My top priority now is to do well in school and earn my degree.
Hobbies: Writing, spending time with my best friends, writing, computer animation, writing, swimming, writing, baseball, writing, marching band, writing, golfing, writing, film reviewing, writing, being with my family . . . and oh! Writing!
Other stuff: I'm a Leukemia survivor which was something I used to never like to talk about. But I am proud to say I've been in remission for almost four years now and that the whole experience has matured me. It's given me the incentive to live life to the fullest and to fulfill my passion for writing.
*Favorite Books: The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, Huckleberry Finn, The Dexter books, The Star Wars books of the expanded universe, Of Mice and Men, The Seven Sleepers Series, The Harry Potter books, and The Crucible.
*Favorite Films: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Spiderman 2, Spiderman 3, The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, All the Harry Potter Films, Pokemon the First Movie, Pokemon the Movie 2000, Pokemon the Third Movie, Pokemon Mewtwo Returns, Every Godzilla movie, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Napoleon Dynamite, The Hangover, All the Shrek films, The Entire Scary Movie Series, The Family Guy Star Wars Trilogy, Jaws, Aladdin, The Toy Story Trilogy, All the Futurama Films, Jurassic Park, Avatar, Insidious, Good Burger, Toothless, Rat Race, Good Fellas, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, The Simpsons Movie, King Kong, Jumanji, Independence Day, iRobot, I Am Legend, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Slumdog Millionaire, Micheal Jackson's This Is It, Saving Private Ryan, Armageddon, Beauty and the Beast, Tron: Legacy, E.T, Gran Torino, Titanic, Fifty First Dates, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Boy in Striped Pajamas, 2012, What About Bob, The Dream Team.\
*Favorite TV Shows: Dexter, The Walking Dead, Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, Pokemon, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Looney Tunes Show, The old Spongebob Episodes, Jimmy Neutron, Kenan&Kel, King of Queens, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Nanny, Everybody Hates Chris, A Haunting, Mythbusters, Shark Week, Whose Line is it Anyway, That 70's Show, Cops, Tosh.0, Flashforward, Fawlty Towers, Even Stevens, All That, The Exes
*Favorite Videogames: Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Smash Bros Brawl, All the Zelda Games, All the Kingdom Hearts Games, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Mario Kart 64, Banjo Kazooie, Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, 007: Goldeneye, Pokemon Satdium Pokemon Leafgreen, Pokemon Emerald, Pokemon Platinum, Pokemon Heartgold, Pokemon Colosseum, Pokemon XD, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront II, Twisted Metal II, Twisted Metal Black, Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Batman Arkham Asylum, Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Godzilla Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla Save the Earth, Godzilla Unleashed, Starfox Adventures, Star Wars Demolition, Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door, Guitar Hero III, DJ Hero, Luigi's Mansion, Pikmin, Pokemon Snap, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Pokemon Stuff (Because I'm a die-hard fan):
-*All Time Favorite Pokemon: Mewtwo
-*Favorite GB Game: Pokemon Crystal Version
-*Favorite N64 Game: Pokemon Stadium 2
-*Favorite GBA Game: Pokemon Emerald
-*Favorite DS Game: Pokemon HeartGold
-*Favorite Gamecube Game: Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
-*Favorite Region: Johto
-*Favorite Player: Red
-*Favorite Gym Leader: Blane
-*Favorite Rival: Silver
-*Favorite Elite 4: Agatha
-*Favorite Champion: Cynthia
-*Favorite Crime Organization: Team Rocket
-*Favorite Villain: Giovanni
-*Favorite Legendary: Mewtwo
-*Favorite Kanto Pokemon (Non-Legendary): Jynx
-*Favorite Johto Pokemon (Non-Legendary): Scizor
-*Favorite Hoenn Pokemon (Non-Legendary): Sharpedo
-*Favorite Sinnoh Pokemon (Non -Legendary): Gallade
-*Favorite Unova Pokemon (Non-Legendary): Archeops
-*Favorite Move: Confuse Ray
-*Favorite Protagonist: Ash
-*Favorite Antagonist: Giovanni
-*Favorite Crime Organization: Team Rocket
-*Favorite Adventure: Johto
-*Favorite Shipping: BabyDiamond
-*Favorite Female Traveling Companion for Ash: Misty
-*Favorite Male Traveling Companion for Ash: Brock
-*Favorite of Ash's Pokemon: Charizard
-*Favorite Rival of Ash's: Tie between Paul and Gary
-*Favorite Theme Song: Johto Journeys
-*Favorite Motto of Jessie, James, and Meowth: The Original
-*Favorite Film: Mewtwo Strikes Back
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Here are a few spoilers for the next story in the Giovanni Chronicles Saga. Enjoy!
1. The story will be darker, a bit more complex, but very suspenseful :)
2. Though she'll be featured variously throughout the plot, Madame Boss will NOT be the story's main antagonist. Her role, however, along with the rest of Team Rocket, is essential to how the story folds out.
3. There really is no ONE main villain for the next story. In fact, it'll be difficult at first to distinguish friends from foes ;D
4. Gio may or may not develop a new love interest . . .
5. Gio's gang will be essential to the plot.
6. Tucker and Archer will be a two of the main protagonists, alongside Gio.
7. The story will center in the Sinnoh Region.
8. The remaining missing links of Metsuma's past will be explored more.
9. Much like Gio and Kyden in this story, the plot in the next installment will primarily focus on Gio and Tucker, each dealing with their own issues. For Gio, he's searching for his long lost father, while at the same time struggling with the concept of good and evil. For Tucker, it's an in-depth case of Peter Pan syndrome, struggling with the concept of growing up and taking responsibility.
10. pRepare for more trouble!
SHORT CHANGE HERO SYNOPSIS :
Two years have passed since the disbandment of the Rocket Empire. Peace has never felt so divine, but the world is still changing. The Pokemon League and Military Government continue to successfully reform the nation as promised, while the Rocket Gang dominates the black market as an ever-growing collective of Pokemon thieves.
Upholding his duties as the Viridian Gym Leader, Giovanni Rocketto has grown and matured in his sprouting career. But in secret, he reigns full control over the Team Righteous movement – a campaign carried out by he and his biker gang to obviate Rocket presence from reaching Pallet Town and Viridian City... but only at the bargain of poaching Pokemon at his mother's expense. And despite his efforts to keep the peace for the ones he loves, his daily gym duties and nightly chores for Team Rocket have kept him at arm's length from Delia, thus casting him out farther into the helpless reaches of his innermost darkness; it has been growing over the years... and he can no longer stand carrying the burden...
For Team Rocket, however, trouble begins to stir yet again, this time in the form of the Saffron Crime Family, whom are now holding the Rockets accountable for a substantial debt owed by the late Metsuma Rocket. Fearing the breakout of an unfinanceable crime war, Madame Boss, chief of the Rocket syndicate, dispatches Team Righteous and Rocket Commando Archer to the Sinnoh Region to rally rare Pokemon, the profits of which she can compensate Don Calypso and the Saffron Mafia.
Joining Archer's task force is Giovanni and twelve-year-old Tucker Oak. While Gio desperately seeks to contact his lost father and acquire his counsel in dealing with his Aggressive Conscience, Tucker begins his first Pokemon Journey, wanting to experience nothing more than the pleasures of his youth, instead of having to worry about his father's expectations for his future.
But in addition to the struggle of overcoming their personal conflicts, Giovanni and his many companions must come to confront the most formidable of all their adversaries, which exists in great and powerful numbers... and are not a force to be reckoned with...
LEAD CHARACTERS :
GIOVANNI: The son of the two co-founders of Team Rocket, Giovanni is the title-character and main focus of the story. Though relatively young, he is one of finest Pokemon trainers in Kanto, the leader of the Team Righteous movement, and, later, an effective member of Archer's unit dispatched to Sinnoh. Temporarily relinquishing his duties as the Viridian Gym Leader, Giovanni, accompanied by Tucker, sets out to Sinnoh to locate his father and seek his help in controlling his inner demons, which have only caused him to experience extensive conflict over the years since first embarking on his quest to be the very best.
- “If there's any light in me... I don't feel it, not anymore.”
TUCKER: Tucker is boastful, cocky, and naive towards the greater things in life, but has strong heart and a vibrant attitude. That said, one of his strongest qualities is that he is a very brave young man when facing danger. However, one of the things that Tucker worries about is 'growing up'. While his father, Professor Oak, wishes to groom him into his successor, Tucker only wants to spend his days traveling the world as an adventurous Pokemon Trainer. And to ensure he gets his wish, he does something reckless... to which Giovanni, his idol, does not quite approve...
- “But this is what I've always dreamed of, Gio! I'm not afraid! And we both know I can do this if I give it my all!”
ARCHER: Archer is Giovanni's best-friend and one of Team Rocket's most distinguished junior officials. He is appointed by Madame Boss herself to serve as the Commander of the overseas operation to the Sinnoh Region. And while he takes his work seriously, he keeps taps on Gio and Tucker's personal lives, helping in any way he can.
- “I've worked too hard to get to where I am. Perhaps you'll know what I'm talking about some day.”
PETREL: Petrel's motives on Team Righteous, particuallry throughout the Sinnoh campaign, are more mild-mannered. But as a con-artist of the sorts, Petrel is obsessed with disguises, riddles, puzzles, and words games; he typically utilizes these charade-like traits in service of Team Righteous as a means of covertly extracting information for Giovanni's use. Petrel outright hates Ariana, and makes it his mission to torment her at every opportunity, calling it "a hobby".
- “You've never been so insulted? Hmph! Well now I'M insulted!”
PROTON: Despite being the youngest of Team Righteous, Proton is essentially the opposite of restless. He is a calm and collected individual that shows little emotion, although he is sometimes seen smirking or grinning. Unlike the other members, he conducts his tasks in a veil of secrecy, suggesting an enigmatic sort of persona. He holds a fondness for literature and the humanities, and presents himself as the most intelligent inside Gio's circle of friends.
- “Recognize where you stand, for this is your calling, is it not? I, for one, would apply myself a bit more.”
ARIANA: Although Ariana is normally smiling, she can be undoubtedly egocentric, mean-spirited, tactless, cold, and uncaring. Ariana harbors an intense crush on Giovanni and repeatedly tries to move-in on him when Delia isn't present. She also shares a comedic rivalry with Petrel, as the two are always at each other's throats, and considers him a daily nuisance.
- “I'll have you know that I do so have the potential to be a bride! And not to a Wobbuffet, mind you!”
BRUTIS: Lord Brutis is the second in command of the Apostles Creed, a secret underground society of Aura Users. While listless and well-meaning in nature, he essentially serves as the main antagonist of Short Change Hero, scheming to stage a usurp and acquire control of the creed for his own mysterious ends. Without propensity and remorse to cloud thought, any action taken should be to further one's own goals, and Brutis has a ferocious dedication to his own goals. Of note, he appears to be a rather eased individual and will often talk to those around him in a light-hearted manner, regardless of whether or not he has darker intents in mind.
- “We are all pawns. Pawns to what we desire most. Such a burden.”
LUNA: Luna, whom Gio meets while attending an anger-management meeting, is an odd but eccentric traveling artist with a checkered past. She and Giovanni form a complicated relationship as Gio believes she can help him stabilize and resist his Aggressive Conscience before it can drive down a dark path.
- “You're going to tell me all your deepest, darkest secrets.”
AURORA: Aurora is a vivacious female Lucario whom trains under a retired Aura Master to develop her powers and rightfully inherit her title as the Guardian of Paradise Kingdom; this is a tradition typically expected from Riolu... but because of her delay in training, she must double her efforts before a replacement can be chosen in favor of her.
- “I can't protect the Aura itself... but I know I have a role to play in all of this, and I'm not backing down now.”
TWAIN: A powerful, wealthy industrialist and entrepreneur. He is the owner of Kingsly Industries, a business organization that is responsible for the construction of most of the Sinnoh Region's key buildings and libraries. But by authority of the Military Government, the Pokemon League has put a ban on the operations of pollution-inducing factories, as to prevent the incidence of another Briskomy. Because of this, Kingsly, whom formerly controlled many of Sinnoh's factories, is experiencing financial ruin upon having to shut down his plants, and is left threatened by bankruptcy. Fearing the loss of his success, the clever businessman has thrown his lot in with Kanto's very own Team Rocket in hopes of garnering financial aid... but by peculiar means, of course.
- "Tap into your primal self and seize life by the horns! You know you deserve it!"
MORBIS: Lord Morbis is the High Prophet of the Apostles Creed and controls anything and everything that transpires beneath the surface of the Sinnoh Region. But like the rest of his people, he grovels under the entity known as Giratina, believing the creature to be the god and provider of good fortune to his people. When he crosses paths with Giovanni and his team, tensions suddenly soar... and his plans to glorify his society of Aura Users take a dramatic shift...
- "The Aura... it is with us... and to a most promising degree..."
NYLIE: Nylie is Luna's fourteen-year-old sister. She is a sarcastic, witty, aggressive, tomboyish, and sometimes-bullying bad girl, who has no respect for the rules and most people. She cares little for Pokemon... until she meets twelve-year-old Tucker, whom attempts to give her a friendlier outlook on life in general. She initially sees Tucker as immature child, baffled by how he is so full of life and energy.
- "Well, excuse me for being a realist."
VINNIE: Vinnie is a young man that believes in change. He comes to see Gio for his light, not darkness... and that if he is strong enough, he can let in that light to cure him of demons, so that he can embrace the better things in life.
- "You can't live with that hate in your heart, man. You gotta find peace in life."
CRISSELA: Wrathful and widely feared, Admiral Crissela is on a mission of contempt. Seeking to avenge Kyden's death, Crissela has spent the last two years secretly reforming the Torino Remnant into a formidable team of vigilante terrorists whose mission is to destroy Team Rocket, as well as anyone associated with their criminal network... including Giovanni and his gang.
- "Can you feel the fear eating away at your soul?"
CYRUS: Born and raised in Sunnyshore City, Cyrus is troubled but brilliant child who spends most of his time in isolation, preferring the company of machines and electronics over people and Pokemon. Ever since his mother's death, he seems to be on shaky terms with his father, finding that his expectations of him are cruel and unfair.
- “The human spirit is weak and incomplete... and the world, in turn, is falling apart because of it. I can only dream of the day I'll find an escape from it all...”
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1. The Enigma Chronicles: Oath - A collection of tales that follows the early life and adventures of young academic Samuel Oak in a world predating Generation 1's technology. This story is interspersed within the the timeline of my 'Giovanni Chronicles' series, but CAN BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE.
2. Unnamed third installment of the 'Giovanni Chronicles Saga' - I will begin working on it some time after I've finished the two installments of the Enigma Chronicles. See above for plot details.
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STORY ORDER (Giovanni Chronicles Saga)
Since the "Giovanni Chronicles" will be my primary project, I decided to make a chronological order for anyone who may be interested in reading from the beginning. Titles in bold indicate the main entries in the timeline, while italicized titles are completely optional to read. More stories will be listed once published on the site.
1. Enigma Chronicle: Sedition (can be read as a standalone)
2. Enigma Chronicles: Echoes
3. The Lost Chronicles of Giovanni
4. Blessed Defiance
5. Short Change Hero (coming soon)
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