The HARD K O R Guestbook (submit your comments here!)

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Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 09:06:06 +0100
From: Tobia Bearzotti
Subject: KOR fanfiction

GREAT, your story is great. I' m reading BOOK D and I don' t know how to survive when I'll finish it. Please continue to make us dream. Thank you

Date: 17 Mar 1999 14:33:49 -0000
Subject: Hard |Dear Robert Kwong,

Hi! I'm Anthony. I have just read the HARD KOR and finished Book A. I found that the writing being very good. Nice job! But I have some doubts about the naming of characters. In Book A, Ayukawa Madoka addressed Kasuga Kyosuke sometimes as Kyosuke, while sometimes as Kasuga! Also, I think in some part you mixed up the family name and given name: Kasuga is the family name while Kyosuke being the given name. As a result, Ayukawa Madoka calls Kyosuke as "Kasuga-kun" in school lives as she regard him as either social equal or inferior. At the same time, Kyosuke named she as Ayukawa (calling the family name) because she is his angel and he respect her but at the same time he was reluctant to address formally as Ayukawa-san. Until they have sex, they changed calling each other as Kyosuke and Madoka. That's only my viewpoint. Anyway, you've done a good job. Keep it up!.
Anthony Yuen
Hong Kong

Neal L.
Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 18:09:21 PDT
Subject: Hard KOR Series

I have recently completed your Hard KOR series in its entirety and I must say I am very impressed with it. I especially enjoyed some of the interesting twists and turns of the plot and scenarios, they were a refreshing change from some other Fics that I have read from the KOR continuum that make light of the love triangle. In that I think you made some very progressive slides. I am writing to inquire on the development of the Third Book in the series, I hope that it is progressing well. I am a very amateur writer myself, and if you would like I could be one of you beta readers. For the moment I have not had the courage to publish any of my works but am most happy to help other more prolific writers. In any case, I commend your work on the Hard KOR series and look forward to seeing its completion.

Neal Leyendecker

Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 01:01:06 -0600
From: Derek Moyes
Subject: Hard KOR

Being a brand new fan to KOR (I just found out about it less than 6 months ago...) I am trying to read as much as possible about it. I just spend two days (hours and hours off and on) reading and really enjoying your FanFic and hope you someday get the chance to finish it. You seem to be able to capture the emotion of the characters very well. I hate to admit it, but at one point in Book A, I found myself trying to hold back tears... When Hikaru was thinking about Yuusaku, and visiting his grave. I like the way you are playing Ryusei against Hikaru, and want to see how it comes out. I noticed the last date was Sep 96, so you must be pretty busy, and I can certainly understand that. Well, good luck with it. Thanks for writing it.

Date: Sat, 08 Feb 1997 03:27:07 +0100
From: Cozzella Lorenzo
Subject: KOR Fanfiction

Hi! I'm an Italian Student that , like you , love KOR . Few days ago I Have found on the net your works and I think that are fantastic!! I start to read Book A , like you suggest, but I espected B7 yet!! Now I'll try to persuade all my friends that , like me , love Kor , to read your Books. See you soon on the net in the hope that in Italy someone publishing the Shin KOR I & II. The Magic Dan

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 01:12:25 -0500
From: Robert Hadley
Subject: fan/author

Hello. After I did the obligatory signing of the guestbook, I decided to E mail you directly. Just wanted to make sure you knew how impressed I am with your story. I await the continuing of it soon. It is a grand mystery, and I can't wait to see its resolution. I didn't really know much about KOR, except what I saw in the OAV series. However, you do a good job of developing the characters so that you don't need to have much of a background on them. Anyway, keep up the good work. Sincerely, Robert

Date: Sun, 15 Sep 1996 01:50:43 +0800
To: rk@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
Subject: HardKORB3

Just read got its good. I'm starting to get some ideas on just who Ryusei really is based on what currently happening in the Prelude chapters.

The story's coming along pretty nicely and I have two corrections for you. It has to do with your use of honorifics (-san) in the fic. I am not very good with Japanese but all the language books I have detail the proper use of honorifics in Japanese. And with the family name of Kyousuke.

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 07:36:41 -0400
From: Ricky DiMarco
To: rk@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU
Subject: hey

i read book A it kicked ass!, was shin-kor the book before it, because id like to read it too (iv already got the b1 and b2), and also do you do all that art work your good i write and draw anime too, and why do you conciel your name?

Name: Bjvrn Sjvberg
Date: Jun 30, 1996
Subject: the book !
I like what u are doing ... its a fine story : )

Name: David A. Miller
Date: Jun 24, 1996
Subject: Orange Road Stories
I think it's pretty neat what you're doing.

Date: Feb 20, 1996
Subject: Hard Kor

I've just begun to read your fanfic, but I am already very impressed with your handling of the characters, and the fact that you convey the original feeling of one of my favorite anime series excellently.

I'll be back to comment further once I've had a chance to read what you've written up until now. Btw, thanks for posting your announcement of chapter seven to raas, or I would never have found your story.

Name:Paolo Valladolid
Date:Feb 13, 1996
Subject: Chapter 9 preview

Hi Rob,

I just read your first Ch. 9 preview with the "kung fu movie dream". I just had to say that scarily enough there really is a martial art exactly like the one practiced by Kid Kazuya. It's called baguazhang or pa kua chang (depending on whether you use Pinyin or Wade Giles romanization) which means "8 Trigrams Palm". The 8 Trigrams is a reference to the I-Ching. The footwork is designed to quickly place the pa kua chang fighter behind his opponent. Legendary pa kua masters like Cheng Ting Hua and Dong Hai Chuan were notorious for being impossible to hit as they always ended up behind their opponent - not to mention they were fast as hell! Anyway, its cool to read about the use of pa kua chang in a fanfic.

Some Comments by guestbook ---------------------------------
Name: Belinda Bertolo
Referred by: Net Search
From: Udine (Italy)
Time: 1997-04-08 05:53:00
Comments: This site is very marvelous !!!

Name: Alejandro Sevilla
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Mexico
Time: 1997-03-27 21:40:00
Comments: Gambatte Robert! And to think that all this started 13 years ago with a guy in japan doodling something in a sheet of paper. And now the story have a life of its own, and I'm so glad to see there's people in this world who doesn't want the magic to end. Arigatou Robert

Name: Manon TAM
Website: Manon's Homepage
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Hong Kong <--> UK
Time: 1997-03-25 15:26:00
Comments: It is a really nice homepage. I love it~^.^~

Name: Paul Van
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: California
Time: 1997-03-18 17:41:00
Comments: Very Good.

Name: Mr. Da Cider
Website: Mai-kun's Anime
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Honolulu, HI
Time: 1997-03-14 19:10:00
Comments: The woman I love is a jealous one, but when she smiles, I feel at best. Wow, cool stuff you got here especially the story lines. Gambatte and see you around. Ja ne mina-san!!!! Genki genki no?

Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: az.
Time: 1997-03-12 17:24:00
Comments: i just got here, have not read anything yet.

Name: Petchai Wangdee
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Thailand
Time: 1997-03-05 21:29:00
Comments: Hello

Name: Delphina Chue
Referred by: From Geocities
From: Hong Kong
Time: 1997-03-05 12:56:00
Comments: It's really great to have so many web pages about KOR. But I am kind of confused of how many different series of KOR are there totally. So there is KOR(the very first one), KOR2(where Kazuya is the protagonist, and KOC. I wonder if that's all the different series. So I think the web page would be more fantastic if you can actually list those series in chronological order.

Name: Ken Ip
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: San Diego, Ca
Time: 1997-03-02 00:11:00
Comments: This is KOR webpage is the best I've seen! Though I love everything about KOR, I have to confess that i know very little. Your web page however seems very thorough and has opened open a new door into the world of KOR for me. My compliments and thanks to you.

Name: Lorenzo Cozzella
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Italy
Time: 1997-02-18 14:13:00
Comments: Could I not sign your guestbook Rob? See you soon on the net. From your italian friend

Name: Mr. Da Cider
Website: Anime in Hawaii
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Doki Doki Space
Time: 1997-02-12 17:47:00
Comments: Godai:the woman i love is a jealous one, but when she smiles, i feel at best.

Name: Johan Breukelaar
Referred by: Net Search
From: Weesp, The Netherlands
Time: 1997-02-10 03:46:00
Comments: WoW, really nice page!

Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
Time: 1997-02-06 20:00:00

Name: Robert Hadley
Website: Phillip Masters Anime Fanfic
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Ohio, USA
Time: 1997-02-04 22:03:00
Comments: I am an author in search of fanfic's to read. Here I have stumbled upon a very well written one. It is always a pleasure to see people with talent on the net. I await the continuation of your story. KOR is not one of my favorites, yet I enjoyed the OAV's to no end. I have no ready access to the original TV series, and wouldn't be able to understand it if it wasn't fansubbed or something. I look forward to a day when we will not be separated by language barriers, and can enjoy anime (or Hollywood films in the case of the Japanese) anytime and anywhere we feel like watching/reading it.

Name: Stephen Opipari
Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
From: Michigan
Time: 1997-01-20 07:44:00
Comments: Very, very slick. I admire the time that you put into the writing. The story and characters are vey well fleshed out. I am looking forward to new chapters.
Name:Colin Wahlert
Date:Sunday - 5/May/96 - 7:55:39
Homepage:XL3R2 The Official Home Page: Akane Club & Anime Link List
Referred from:Just Surfed On In!
Comments: There's so much KOR fanfiction on the web; when am I going
to have time to read it all? Oh well, the more the
merrier, right?

Name:Jack Scheirer
Date:Tuesday - 9/Apr/96 - 14:03:01
Referred from:Just Surfed On In! Comments: Hey dere, Ho dere....

Yes someone is reading your stories.

'though it may take me a few days to get to them all.
Name:Kenigsberg William
Date:Monday - 8/Apr/96 - 5:35:56
Referred from :Just Surfed On In!
Comments: Thank you for write stories about our beloved KOR characters. And the skill you show honor you. I must admit that I check my browser almost every day to see if the new chapter is on the Web.

Again Do mou Arigato.


Name:Jerry Kim
Date:Thursday - 4/Apr/96 - 13:28:28
Homepage:Jerry's Page thingy...< br> Referred from:Just Surfed On In!
Comments: GREAT story! I especially liked the ending....well...almost...
I woulda thought that Madoka would have said something a
little different, but hey! it's still a GREAT story. Glad
to see that at least you kept true to the basic plot as
much as possible. Keep it up, aiight? laters
Date:Saturday - 30/Mar/96 - 10:30:24
Referred from:Just Surfed On In!
Comments: It i s a pleasure to found pages like this one.
I hope you will continue to write this fan-fiction,
so I will still have good reasons to delay my homework!

Sorede ganbatte kudasai !

Name:Shy guy
Date:Friday - 29/Mar/96 - 9:11:00
Referred from:Just Surfed On In!
Comme nts: I'm just calling in from a browser. I just wanted to
congratulate you on your efforts in writing these stories!
Your story connotes a sense of well being and sensibility
to the KOR characters. Here, it seems the roles for Hikaru
and Kysuke are reversed. Now Hikarus is the indecisive one,
not knowing who she can love or trust at all. Kysouke, on the
other hand, seems to have his goals set. Madoka is protrayed
in her usual light as a mysterious super girl with super talents!
And I love how you are spinning the overlapping triangles
around. And last, I am intrigued by the suspense surrounding the new
characters, especially Ryosei(?) . A strange person of
demonic thoughts who a lways keeps his face hidden and his past locked up.
I can't wait to find out more about him! In all, a very sound,
well-written piece of fanfic. Keep up the good work!
Name:Julthep Nandakwang
Date:Friday - 29/Mar/96 - 4:16:31
Homepage:Julthep Nandakwa ng's Home Page
Referred from:Just Surfed On In!
Comments: Nice!
Name:Ed Bushman
Date:Monday - 25/Mar/96 - 20:59:14
Referred from:Net Search
Comments: Thanks
Name:Marvin Peace
Date:Tuesday - 19/Mar/96 - 22:03:52
Re ferred from:Net Search
Comments: Great story, rather like the way it is currently going.
Can't wait to see what happens.
Name:Robert Kwong
Date:Tuesday - 19/Mar/96 - 16:05:21
Homepage:Hard KOR ver 2.0
Referred from:Just Surfed On In!
Comments: This is a test of the free guestbook service. Sorry for
the delay. Thanks for being patient! I appreciate the
effort you're going through to submit some fee dback to me.

Now you're welcome to flame my stories 24hrs a day ;)

Happy H A R D |< O R!
Rob Kwong 3-19-96

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