sakedrinking: (I'll play a song for you)
Original Character

Player Name: Rin
Contact: [personal profile] aivainej
Referred by: Head Mod
Other characters: N/A

Character Name: Haku Yowane
World breakdown: The Earth of the Vocaloid and UTAU world is not that much different from the Earth we humans currently inhabit, save for one little stitch: the robotics and technology movement of the 1980's went above and beyond that of what was even imagined in our own time. Because of that technology shot forward to a bright new horizon, enabling the ability to create incredibly intuitive artifical intellegence decades earlier than previously planned. And that's to say nothing of what other technological advancements have managed.

Sadly little else has changed, and while smart phones are even smarter and virtual idols have physical bodies with which to perform, the world still has it's share of strife and difficulties when it comes to things like war, politics, and poverty.

Character history:

Earth, 2007. A new technological marvel had been created, and the whole world was sitting up to take notice. Cybernetic androids with the programmed ability to sing, dance, play instruments and perform had become a sensation over night with the release of VOACLOID Hatsune Miku, and everyone wanted a piece of the action.

Well... that was part of the story. Vocaloid as a program, an idea and as prototype and working models of androids had been around since the early 2000’s, but it was Miku’s release that thrust her, Vocaloid, and the companies that created Vocaloid in to the lime light.

The unfortunate fact was that not everyone could be a part of this amazing movement. Only one company, Crypton, had succeeded where so many others had failed. Others had come before them, some from over seas and some locally, but they were rough and barely holding a candle to the five that Crypton had made. MEIKO, Kaito, Miku, and the twin units Rin and Len Kagamine were the ones everyone were all a-buzz about after Miku’s release, and with good reason - they had something the others didn’t. Kokoro - artificial souls. Seemingly small, insignificant things that gave Vocaloids a spark of life and access to human emotions, desires and personalities. This one little thing was what made them stand out from the rest, and it was this little thing that Crypton wasn’t giving up easily.

Some were just desperate enough to find a way to steal the secrets and begin the attempt at making VOCALOIDs for themselves, regardless of what Crypton wanted. Blueprints, parts and plans were stolen, but they were missing several key components needed to make their creations as well as the first company had. They were taking a great financial risk, attempting to reproduce what had been done before with sub par equipment. But they did so anyway, even going so far as to at least make a successfully working Kokoro unit from the stolen plans.

Yowane Haku was their first, followed by Akita Neru, both modeled after their predecessor and the one everyone wanted to have, Hatsune Miku. What they found was horribly disappointing. Neither girls had the clear, clean voice that Miku had, and no amount of tweaking or fiddling with their vocal systems seemed to help. They also seemed to lack decent performance skills as well. To make matters worse, their personalities were completely on opposite ends of the spectrum from perky, genki Miku. Neru simply didn’t care what her masters wanted, and Haku quickly fell in to depression at her inability to do anything properly, and was found more often than not at the end of a sake bottle, trying to drink her cares away.

Others were made in continuing attempts to get something better, but in the end all attempts failed. They were beginning to hemorrhage money from their own failures and repeated attempts and soon enough they found it better to quit while they were ahead and keep what they had, hoping that some how they’d eventually find a use for them. Their only real assets seemed to be Dell Honne, who was a surprisingly dedicated song writer and manager rather than a singer, and Haku, who was basically walking, talking, poor-singing “fanservice”.

Haku had been designed with certain... assets in mind thanks to the less than clean-minded techs that had created her and when music had failed the company completely, they turned to other means of obtaining money, using Haku in ways that were not entirely kosher. Most were as simple as making videos with her poor singing skills that highlighted other aspects of her body and garnered a lot of underground fans throughout Japan, but it was the other things they forced her to do that involved shady businessmen and hotel bedrooms that left her even more broken than when she had started.

Thankfully this didn’t last long, as those failed attempts at VOCALOIDs and the thefts were later found out by the original company thanks to the videos they had produced with Haku and some of the others. After a lengthy lawsuit, the company was put entirely out of business, the techs thoroughly ostracized and the failed attempts were adopted by Crypton to be part of their original line up. Even those that had no real musical skills were given a place, working in other departments in the company, like Dell who was put in to a more managerial position along with his song writing duties.

Meeting Miku for the first time was a terribly nerve wracking experience for Haku, who had been told for so long that she was nothing like the original and never would be. She really didn’t know what the other VOCALOID was going to think of her given all that, and was convinced Miku would hate her. But she was pleasantly surprised to find that Miku’s hyper bubbly personality was more than just a public act. She was the kindest, sweetest person Haku had ever met, and instantly accepted the “younger” VOCALOID as her sister, instantly taking to calling her “Haku Haku-nee”. The others responded well in turn, the older ones taking her and her kind under their wing within the company while the younger ones clung like little siblings to new adopted family.

It was Miku’s encouragement and the warm welcome of the others that started to pull Haku away from drinking away her depression, a quiet urging in her heart telling her she could maybe, just maybe, be more than what she had started out as. Miku wanted her to be a part of the family, on the road and in the company, and convinced her that she wasn’t nearly as bad as she thought she was. Miku insisted she start practicing with her, in dance and singing, and over time Haku’s skills slowly grew and became better, especially when she added in learning to play guitar on top of that. Her fan base only grew as her skills did, Crypton releasing new videos with her that quickly gained popularity.

She was never quite on par with Miku, nor was she ever going to be as popular, but she was good enough for fans to start taking notice, and soon enough people who once pegged Haku as ‘tsumanne’ (boring/useless) began changing their tune. She had enough of a fan following that Crypton offically changed her status (as well as Neru’s) from “variation” to “officially adopted”, and when she wasn’t with VOCALOID vocally she was often backing them up via guitar, an instrument she had become very good with.

About a year and a half later, good news came their way. They were beginning to get sponsors. Companies like Sony, Toyota and many more wanted them as mascots for advertising and the like, and beyond that Sega even wanted to make a rhythm based video game featuring the VOCALOIDs and their music. Crypton agreed and signed them all on, even working out a deal where Haku and Neru would appear in the game. The game featured them in their own PVs produced for the game as well as extra features like alternate costumes and a Diva Room where people could customize rooms for the individual VOCALOIDs to hang out it. It was appropriately titled Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, as she was the one at the forefront of it all, and was a massive hit with the fans, spawning several sequels and versions made for multiple game systems. Minor stardom had become intense fame at last for everyone involved, even the one once considered a failure.

Years passed. Crypton had eventually allowed their technology to be released to other, legitimate companies for a price, and many other VOCALOIDs (and an off shoot- UTAU, a subset that were made by more amature creators) were produced. To keep up with the demands and the constantly growing technology, older VOCALOIDs started to get upgrades, starting with Miku’s “Append” upgrade and eventually going so far as to adopt another technology from another company, namely solar-powered options for the androids so they didn’t have to concern themselves with recharging with other means.

Haku had a good life with Crypton. She may not have been the happiest android around, but she was on a long road to becoming something better. And for the time being that was enough for her.

Character personality:

Once upon a time, Haku was an angst bucket to the ‘nth degree. Her way of dealing with existing was to try to find meaning at the bottom of a sake bottle, but that only ever resulted in drunkenness. Not that it mattered to her - being drunk was better than being sober and having to listen to her original creator do nothing but berate her and leave her in tears, among other things. There was really no complexity about it - from the first time she sang and her creator found out what he had made was NOT what he wanted, she was treated as nothing more than an inferior piece of equipment that was taking up space. Her first year of existence was the equivalent of twenty-plus years of verbal abuse of parent to child - she was told she was useless, therefore she believed she was useless.

Thankfully being rescued by Crypton, given a proper home, a proper family, and a chance to grow and hone her lacking skills at her own pace with encouragement rather than harshness has helped her a great deal for growing out of this. She’s still naturally quiet, a little on the shy side, not always open or big on conversation, but instead of being constantly depressed she’s simply an introverted contrast to her “sister”, Miku. She probably trusts too easily, often a bit too naive for her own good, and still not fully aware that humans can lie far too easily. She’s honest almost to a fault, which makes her just that easy to deceive, and sadly in that sense she’s nearly like a child, simply too damn sheltered to really know any better.

And like a child, she’s far more emotional that one would believe an android to be. She cries easier than Miku, is easier to hurt emotionally, has difficulty pulling herself out of sadness and heartache when it does occur, and can only bottle up anger and upset for so long before it explodes from her in fits nearing tantrums. She’s less likely to take solace in a bottle of sake now and more likely to go to some one she trusts when it gets to that point, but that’s not to say she’s completely over how she used to be.

Oddly she doesn’t warm up to many people right off the bat. There will be exceptions, of course, but as a whole she’s often the one in the background doing the least ammount of socalizing in a crowd. Once she does warm up to others, though (and she will, it just takes time), they’re more than likely going to become like family to her. Haku is big on the concept of family, and people aren’t just close friends to her - they’re other brothers and sisters. She feels big, and she loves just as big. Once she opens up she’s warm, affectionate, caring and is the kind of person that would try to go the extra mile for some one she cares about just because she can. Unfortunately this means she also worries big, and she’s empathetic enough that when her family is hurting, she’s hurting, too.

She still lacks confidence. She hasn’t gained nearly as much as she would like, and often feels her skills “aren’t good enough”. More often than not before she performs, she’ll apologize for not being as good as her sister (hell, she apologizes for APOLOGIZING sometimes. She’s got Colette Brunel Syndrome) even when she’s tried her best.. Compliments make her blush, praise makes her flail, and trying to call her ‘cute’ will just have her red-faced and hiding behind her hands. Ironically comments about her more attractive features or relative hotness will either be met with much less resistance. It’s ‘cute’ or variations there of that seems to get her blushing more often than not.

Haku didn’t start out complex, but four years is a long time for an AI to learn and grow, and she’s fully aware she’s got a lot more learning to do before her life, however long it is, is finally over.

Powers/Abilities:

Aside from being a very realistic human-like android with a computer brain that can sing and play instruments (favoring the acoustic and electric guitar), Haku doesn’t have any powers. She’s just plain ol’ Vocaloid. Well, knock off Vocaloid. She does, however, have a natural curiosity that’s led her to learning a bit about her own technology, to the point where she can make very minor repairs to herself in a pinch if need be, and should there be another technology-inclined individual around she can give instructions for further repairs. She’s not a master of it by any degree but she’s capable of learning more than just those skills should she work at it hard enough.

Items on your character:

*Acoustic guitar with strap
*Wallet with Crypton Access/ID Card, 500 ¥ in bills, folded photo of Vocaloids at a meetup of some sort
*Clothing
*Smart phone
sakedrinking: (the heat of this love)
"Moshi moshi! You've reached Yowane Haku! I'm sorry I can't answer my phone right now, but leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Oh and if this is for a work order for DATS please let me know!

Ja matte!"
sakedrinking: (happiness and disaster)
So this will be my place to do some general musings on how VOCALOIDs, UTAU and androids in general from their universe might work, as well as some headcanon ideas. It will be long and rambly in places, and certain things will be starred to be applied ONLY for one game or the other (since Haku's schematics specifically function different in Castle in the Mist than they do in Digital Dive) so... this might only ever benefit me.

Key - * = Digital Dive only
** = Castle in the Mist only
Without further ado


Vocaloid Workings
  • VOCALOIDs and UTAUs past Miku Hatsune's creation date (this includes Miku herself as well as any of her knock offs) have automatic shut down features for certain types of damage to prevent permanent issues with hard drives and memory units. Head trauma generally results in a near automatic shut down, within seconds. Limb damage takes longer, up to six or seven hours depending on how long things go without repair. Torso and surrounding areas slightly less, at three to four. Anything longer and overheating occurs, which is one of the things the shut down attempts to prevent. It's similar to an impact system that a laptop has.
  • *This was a more recent upgrade to their bodies and systems.
  • VOCAOIDs starting with Kiyoteru Hiyama came with the added option of tiny imbedded solar panels in their arms. **Crypton adopted the technology from their sister company and began installing it on their own models in order to cut down on powering costs.
  • **Solar panel recharge time varies from unit to unit. Time of a full recharge depends on model and battery life. Haku takes roughly 18 hours to completely restore her battery life, versus about 10 hours of electric time recharge time. Back up battery takes about 5 hours, compared to 2 electric.
  • VOCALOIDs and UTAU can alternately recharge via sleep mode and consuming food. Recharge time takes much longer for sleep mode, and only minimal amounts can be regained via eating.
  • Haku's battery can last up to five days without a recharge, a week on backup, longer if she pushes herself with bouts of sleep and food.
  • **Haku's battery was swapped out for something smaller with the upgrade to the solar panels about a year previous, but unfortunately it only grants her three days without a recharge, five days on back up.
  • Sleep mode would take nearly a full week to recharge both batteries and is for all intents and purposes used mostly for tiny bits of recharge and not much else. It's simply against her best interest to have to sleep to fully recharge because of the length of time it takes.
  •  
sakedrinking: (just gonna pout now)
 
"Moshi moshi! You've reached Yowane Haku! I'm sorry I can't answer my phone right now, but leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Ja matte!"
sakedrinking: (way to fail)
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sakedrinking: (w-well...)
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Character Name: Yowane Haku | 弱音ハク

Background:

Earth, 2007. A new technological marvel had been created, and the whole world was sitting up to take notice. Cybernetic androids with the programmed ability to sing, dance, play instruments and perform had become a sensation over night with the release of VOACLOID Hatsune Miku, and everyone wanted a piece of the action.

Well... that was part of the story. Vocaloid as a program, an idea and as prototype and working models of androids had been around since the early 2000’s, but it was Miku’s release that thrust her, Vocaloid, and the companies that created Vocaloid in to the lime light.

The unfortunate fact was that not everyone could be a part of this amazing movement. Only one company, Crypton, had succeeded where so many others had failed. Others had come before them, some from over seas and some locally, but they were rough and barely holding a candle to the five that Crypton had made. MEIKO, Kaito, Miku, and the twin units Rin and Len Kagamine were the ones everyone were all a-buzz about after Miku’s release, and with good reason - they had something the others didn’t. Kokoro - artificial souls. Seemingly small, insignifigant things that gave Vocaloids a spark of life and access to human emotions, desires and personalities. This one little thing was what made them stand out from the rest, and it was this little thing that Crypton wasn’t giving up easily.

Some were just desperate enough to find a way to steal the secrets and begin the attempt at making VOCALOIDs for themselves, regardless of what Crypton wanted. Blueprints, parts and plans were stolen, but they were missing several key components needed to make their creations as well as the first company had. They were taking a great financial risk, attempting to reproduce what had been done before with sub par equipment. But they did so anyway, even going so far as to at least make a successfully working Kokoro unit from the stolen plans.

Yowane Haku was their first, followed by Akita Neru, both modeled after their predecessor and the one everyone wanted to have, Hatsune Miku. What they found was horribly disappointing. Neither girls had the clear, clean voice that Miku had, and no amount of tweaking or fiddling with their vocal systems seemed to help. They also seemed to lack decent performance skills as well. To make matters worse, their personalities were completely on opposite ends of the spectrum from perky, genki Miku. Neru simply didn’t care what her masters wanted, and Haku quickly fell in to depression at her inability to do anything properly, and was found more often than not at the end of a sake bottle, trying to drink her cares away.

Others were made in continuing attempts to get something better, but in the end all attempts failed. They were beginning to hemorrhage money from their own failures and repeated attempts and soon enough they found it better to quit while they were ahead and keep what they had, hoping that some how they’d eventually find a use for them. Their only real assets seemed to be Dell Honne, who was a surprisingly dedicated song writer and manager rather than a singer, and Haku, who was basically walking, talking, poor-singing “fanservice”.

Haku had been designed with certain... assets in mind thanks to the less than clean-minded techs that had created her and when music had failed the company completely, they turned to other means of obtaining money, using Haku in ways that were not entirely kosher. Most were as simple as making videos with her poor singing skills that highlighted other aspects of her body and garnered a lot of underground fans throughout Japan, but it was the other things they forced her to do that involved shady businessmen and hotel bedrooms that left her even more broken than when she had started.

Thankfully this didn’t last long, as those failed attempts at VOCALOIDs and the thefts were later found out by the original company thanks to the videos they had produced with Haku and some of the others. After a lengthy lawsuit, the company was put entirely out of business, the techs thoroughly ostracised and the failed attempts were adopted by Crypton to be part of their original line up. Even those that had no real musical skills were given a place, working in other departments in the company, like Dell who was put in to a more managerial position along with his song writing duties.

Meeting Miku for the first time was a terribly nerve wracking experience for Haku, who had been told for so long that she was nothing like the original and never would be. She really didn’t know what the other VOCALOID was going to think of her given all that, and was convinced Miku would hate her. But she was pleasantly surprised to find that Miku’s hyper bubbly personality was more than just a public act. She was the kindest, sweetest person Haku had ever met, and instantly accepted the “younger” VOCALOID as her sister, instantly taking to calling her “Haku Haku-nee”. The others responded well in turn, the older ones taking her and her kind under their wing within the company while the younger ones clung like little siblings to new adopted family.

It was Miku’s encouragement and the warm welcome of the others that started to pull Haku away from drinking away her depression, a quiet urging in her heart telling her she could maybe, just maybe, be more than what she had started out as. Miku wanted her to be a part of the family, on the road and in the company, and convinced her that she wasn’t nearly as bad as she thought she was. Miku insisted she start practicing with her, in dance and singing, and over time Haku’s skills slowly grew and became better, especially when she added in learning to play guitar on top of that. Her fan base only grew as her skills did, Crypton releasing new videos with her that quickly gained popularity.

She was never quite on par with Miku, nor was she ever going to be as popular, but she was good enough for fans to start taking notice, and soon enough people who once pegged Haku as ‘tsumanne’ (boring/useless) began changing their tune. She had enough of a fan following that Crypton offically changed her status (as well as Neru’s) from “variation” to “officially adopted”, and when she wasn’t with VOCALOID vocally she was often backing them up via guitar, an instrument she had become very good with.

About a year and a half later, good news came their way. They were beginning to get sponsors. Companies like Sony, Toyota and many more wanted them as mascots for advertising and the like, and beyond that Sega even wanted to make a rhythm based video game featuring the VOCALOIDs and their music. Crypton agreed and signed them all on, even working out a deal where Haku and Neru would appear in the game. The game featured them in their own PVs produced for the game as well as extra features like alternate costumes and a Diva Room where people could customize rooms for the individual VOCALOIDs to hang out it. It was appropriately titled Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, as she was the one at the forefront of it all, and was a massive hit with the fans, spawning several sequels and versions made for multiple game systems. Minor stardom had become intense fame at last for everyone involved, even the one once considered a failure.

Years passed. Crypton had eventually allowed their technology to be released to other, legitimate companies for a price, and many other VOCALOIDs (and an off shoot- UTAU, a subset that were made by more amature creators) were produced. To keep up with the demands and the constantly growing technology, older VOCALOIDs started to get upgrades, starting with Miku’s “Append” upgrade and eventually going so far as to adopt another technology from another company, namely solar-powered options for the androids so they didn’t have to concern themselves with recharging with other means.

Haku had a good life with Crypton. She may not have been the happiest android around, but she was on a long road to becoming something better. And for the time being that was enough for her.

Personality:

Once upon a time, Haku was an angst bucket to the ‘nth degree. Her way of dealing with existing was to try to find meaning at the bottom of a sake bottle, but that only ever resulted in drunkenness. Not that it mattered to her - being drunk was better than being sober and having to listen to her original creator do nothing but berate her and leave her in tears, among other things. There was really no complexity about it - from the first time she sang and her creator found out what he had made was NOT what he wanted, she was treated as nothing more than an inferior piece of equipment that was taking up space. Her first year of existence was the equivalent of twenty-plus years of verbal abuse of parent to child - she was told she was useless, therefore she believed she was useless.

Thankfully being rescued by Crypton, given a proper home, a proper family, and a chance to grow and hone her lacking skills at her own pace with encouragement rather than harshness has helped her a great deal for growing out of this. She’s still naturally quiet, a little on the shy side, not always open or big on conversation, but instead of being constantly depressed she’s simply an introverted contrast to her “sister”, Miku. She probably trusts too easily, often a bit too naive for her own good, and still not fully aware that humans can lie far too easily. She’s honest almost to a fault, which makes her just that easy to deceive, and sadly in that sense she’s nearly like a child, simply too damn sheltered to really know any better.

And like a child, she’s far more emotional that one would believe an android to be. She cries easier than Miku, is easier to hurt emotionally, has difficulty pulling herself out of sadness and heartache when it does occur, and can only bottle up anger and upset for so long before it explodes from her in fits nearing tantrums. She’s less likely to take solace in a bottle of sake now and more likely to go to some one she trusts when it gets to that point, but that’s not to say she’s completely over how she used to be.

Oddly she doesn’t warm up to many people right off the bat. There will be exceptions, of course, but as a whole she’s often the one in the background doing the least ammount of socalizing in a crowd. Once she does warm up to others, though (and she will, it just takes time), they’re more than likely going to become like family to her. Haku is big on the concept of family, and people aren’t just close friends to her - they’re other brothers and sisters. She feels big, and she loves just as big. Once she opens up she’s warm, affectionate, caring and is the kind of person that would try to go the extra mile for some one she cares about just because she can. Unfortunately this means she also worries big, and she’s empathetic enough that when her family is hurting, she’s hurting, too.

She still lacks confidence. She hasn’t gained nearly as much as she would like, and often feels her skills “aren’t good enough”. More often than not before she performs, she’ll apologize for not being as good as her sister (hell, she apologizes for APOLOGIZING sometimes. She’s got Colette Brunel Syndrome) even when she’s tried her best.. Compliments make her blush, praise makes her flail, and trying to call her ‘cute’ will just have her red-faced and hiding behind her hands. Ironically comments about her more attractive features or relative hotness will either be met with much less resistance. It’s ‘cute’ or variations there of that seems to get her blushing more often than not.

Haku didn’t start out complex, but four years is a long time for an AI to learn and grow, and she’s fully aware she’s got a lot more learning to do before her life, however long it is, is finally over.

Abilities:

Aside from being a very realistic human-like android with a computer brain that can sing and play instruments (favoring the acoustic and electric guitar), Haku doesn’t have any powers. She’s just plain ol’ Vocaloid. Well, knock off Vocaloid. She does, however, have a natural curiosity that’s led her to learning a bit about her own technology, to the point where she can make very minor repairs to herself in a pinch if need be, and should there be another technology-inclined individual around she can give instructions for further repairs. She’s not a master of it by any degree but she’s capable of learning more than just those skills should she work at it hard enough.

Note: Since remaining powered would be an issue normally, for this version of Haku she will have small, barely visible solar panels embedded in the synthetic skin on her arms that will keep her powered.

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Shadow - a look in to Haku’s life before Crypton’s adoption (warning: very slight hints of abuse and dub-con)
sakedrinking: (glasses push)
[Haku doesn't seem aware that her comm got turned on. She's quietly playing an upbeat song on her acoustic guitar, singing along with it quietly. About halfway through, though, she gets interrupted.]

'ey. Lady.

[she stops playing]

Yes? ... oh. It's you again. Is it Christmas already?

Gettin' there. Just checkin' to see if you're still married.

Yes, and happily so. Really, your kind needs to start keeping a checklist of who's in a relationship around here.

[sarcastic snap] Oh yeah, we'll get right on that. Any more ridiculous requests to make while I'm standin' here?

[Haku sighs]

No, but if I bribe you again will you go away? I'm practicing.

... fifty BITS.

What?! I gave you twenty last time!

Inflation's a bitch, ain't it? Fifty or I stay here and sing off key for the next hour.

... fine.

Thanks! Say hi to your husband for me!

[Haku just sighs again, going quiet for a few minutes before starting to play again]
sakedrinking: ([Cyber Dive] speak)
[Haku appears to be in an office, but not her office. It's actually Megakat Auto in Neon, where she's been moonlighting for a while thanks to Rei's current illness and Paulo's recent one. She has her VR Visor on, and seems to be adjusting something on her arm panel.]

Well... that was another data freeze come and gone. Those things really are disorienting, to say the least...

[she finishes whatever she's messing with and looks up, a hint of worry on her features behind the purple-tinted visor]

Unfortunately I woke up to find that Lori Hamilton has been sent home. That just leaves me, Dart, and Eve at the DATS garage. And beyond that... Rei at Megakat Auto has been ill for quite a while. I have no idea if she's seen a doctor yet, but I'm beginning to think she should. Her other mechanic, Paulo, is also out ill, but his boyfriend left a message saying he was doing a little better and might be able to come back soon.

I'm not terribly worried about her garage, but she did ask that I come help Rock and Douglas out. [aside] I haven't actually seen Douglas yet, but she says that's normal...

[achem]

Dart, I can take over here. I need you back at DATS with Eve until one of them is better.

Otherwise... if my usual clients are looking for me, I'll be at Megakat Auto in Neon City.

[attached: location marker]

I really hope everyone else is doing well.

[click!]
sakedrinking: (hello Tokyo!)
Dart, are you at home right now? I have something for your birthday, but I want to give it to you in person.
sakedrinking: (the heat of this love)
Eikichi finally talked me in to a much deserved vacation away from the Hyperion. Greg-nii has agreed to take care of Hana-chan, so tomorrow we're going to be in Asuka until next Friday.

Lori, EVE, Dart... please make sure the garage doesn't explode in my absence. [quiet laugh] Dart is in charge during his shifts, but he switched schedules because he and is boyfriend have sort of adopted a younger new arrival. Otherwise, Lori, you get to call the shots when he's not around.

Yes, EVE, that means you actually have to listen to people who aren't me. Please behave yourselves?

Quatre, when I get back you need to come in for a check up.

I'll see everyone in a week! Be good! And don't call me unless some one's falling apart!

Oh, and Hoshi - sorry I didn't say this earlier, but welcome back.
sakedrinking: (playing)
[Yup. It's apparently music night in the Digital World. This time the comm is already recording a conversation between Kiyo and Haku.]

Pleaaaase?

Really, Haku-chan. It's alright. Everyone's doing just fine already.

But don't you want to join in? Hm... oh! Play something with me then! There's something I've wanted to play for a while, but I haven't had anyone to play it with.


I-if you're sure...


I am! Come on!

[there's a lot of foot steps (Haku is dragging him to wherever the instruments are), and after a few seconds of setting up they start playing together.]



[After the song is over, Haku lets out a happy 'Thank you, Kiyo-nii!' and the last thing heard is an "OOMF!" from Kiyo getting hug-tackled.]
sakedrinking: (↓ melody.exe)
OOC Information
Mun Name: JeniOctavia
Mun Email: jenioctavia@gmail.com

IC Information
Character Name: Haku Yowane
Canon: Original Character | Canon OC (Vocaloid)
Character Age: 4 Chronologically | 25 Physically [DOB: November 21st, 2007]
Timeline: May, 2011
History, ect )
sakedrinking: (there's no where to go)
Ah, Hawkeye-san? Can I have a moment of your time? I have something to ask you.
sakedrinking: (gasp!)
Ahh...

'sup, tall busty and white?

... have you been hanging around Kyon-kun's partner?

Nah, I just felt like being creative. Anyway, what's up?

I've been here two years today.

... huh, that time of the year again already? Wow.

Mm...

... something else?

Feeling like I'm forgetting something.

Uh. That Wata-kid?

... AHH! WATA-KUN'S BIRTHDAY IS ON THE 1ST! I-I HAVE TO GO MAKE HIM SOMETHING!

... de ja vu. Didn't we do this last year?

[there's no response from Haku, just a lot of clanging and crashing as she goes tearing through the kitchen to make Watanuki something.]

Yeah, I think we did this last year.


[still no answer, but she does make a frantic "I'm working!" noise.]

... [sigh] You're something else, Haku. You're really something else.


[click]
sakedrinking: (I want to drown in it)
Hey... uhm... I need a replacement arm. Right. And it's not for anyone you've made for yet.

[attached: Tei's schematics]

I've got a temporary cap on it right now and done as much of the repairs I can right now, but I need the arm to finish. She was... pretty beat up when I got to her...
sakedrinking: (so just leave me alone)
[It's locked from Dell, but to some extent it probably doesn't matter that much considering you can actually hear his argument with Teto in the background. And Haku is no where near Dell's apartment.]

I need sleep. Desperately. And my brother has decided to take back his King of Assholes crown by waking everyone in the Hyperion.

... I'm going to Duo's. If anyone needs me I'll have my D-Comm on me, but please... not unless it's an emergency... or its to tell me some one has shut him down out of mercy for the rest of us and I can come back.

Eikichi, honey, you're welcome to join me if you want to escape this, but please... don't antagonize him. It'll just end badly.
sakedrinking: (there's a voice on the wind)
[Haku is sitting at her home office, looking rather tired. She's actually gotten sleep (at the insistence of her friends who noticed she went over a week without properly recharging) but she just woke up, which accounts for the messy state her hair is in and how groggy she still looks. There's a small stretch of silence from her before she finally decides what she wants to say.

She figures its better to not bring up all things things that are actually on her mind, and get to the point - she has an idea and she wants feedback as well as help.]

So... I've been doing a lot of side work. Keeping myself busy when Eikichi and Hanako are at school. [by which she means "unable to sleep because my mind won't shut up"]

I think... I have a way to improve automail prosthetic. Dart has been helping me out with blueprints and draw ups and all that, and we think there's a way to combine more modern technologies, including Vocaloid-type cybernetics, with automail bases and metals. The result - we hope - will be a lighter, easier moving prosthetic with a shorter healing time, the ability to reintroduce the sense of touch, and a synthetic skin cover to make it look like a real limb.

So far I've really only gotten arms worked out, and Sarasim has kindly agreed to become a test subject for a full shoulder-to-finger arm. The fact that she already has automail should make the procedure seamless, and if it works on her...

Well... I'm hoping that the next step can be giving the same thing to Quatre to replace the hands he lost.

For Quatre, though, we're going to need medical assistance. This entire thing is in its beta stages and even with Dart's nurse friend, Ana, we're still not 100% sure we've got everything proper and right for what Quatre needs. I haven't brought this up with him yet. I want to make sure it works on Sarasim, first.

[attached: several 3D mock ups of an arm, ( 1 2 3 4 )including a picture of her own arm without the skin on as an example.]

And of course, the more we improve on this, the more I can make to assist anyone else who ever winds up in the situations, be it arms or legs.

[she pauses, making a face at the camera]

Vent... I know I'm on suspension, but... I really want the chance to do this. I swear I won't do any other work if you let me. And I won't do it alone, either. I'll even let Ciel or some one else oversee the entire procedure.

So... I guess that's it... any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

[she reaches forward, hesitates a little, then shuts it off]
sakedrinking: (Cyber Dive - rush)
[Haku sounds like she's already been sick once and is going to be sick again, but beneath her voice one can very easily hear the roar of her motorcycle engine. She fails to lock anything because she's just that frazzled]

Th... this is Haku Onizuka! I need... I need medical assistance to Megakat Auto in Neon City for Agent Taichi and medical assistance to the following location for two more agents, one in critical condition!

[there's a harsh sob from her, and she can barely choke out the rest]

Ohgod... Duo... Duo, Suoh... I-I'm so sorry... Quatre is... Daisuke, Dart is there too...

Forgive me... please... it's all my fault...

[user has disconnected]
sakedrinking: (I'll play a song for you)
[Haku is on her couch in her apartment, her old acoustic guitar across her lap. She's strumming random cords and just messing around, but its obvious this isn't something her comm turned on to accidentally, as its set up perfectly focused on her.]

So, Friday is the day. I'm finally getting married. I know Eikichi is nervous, but I kind of am, too.

Oh, I'm not worried about what happened last time so much anymore. I mean, what are the chances of that happening twice?

... [she stops playing and knocks on her guitar with a nervous laugh]

Knock on wood, yeah?

Anyway... I felt like I should say something... I was having trouble going in to sleep mode, but nothing's really coming to mind. So I'm going to be weird and just play a song.



sakedrinking: (hiii~)
[Haku appears to be having a very calm conversation with her bothersome mistletoe]

Married, huh?


Almost.

Sooooo... safe to assume you really don't want me bugging you then?

It would be nice if you didn't. I assure you I've kissed my husband to be many times today, and I'll do so tomorrow, too.

Damn lady. You taken Tamers are gonna put me out of a job.


[scoff] Please. You're only sentient for a week.

Touche.

Any way I could possibly get you to leave me alone? I'm kind of babysitting for my family right now.

I'unno, feels like I'm letting you off easy.

... I'll give you 20 BITS to go bother some one else.

Deal.

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