Kai - name meaning, origin
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Kai's personality is what really stood out to me when I first discovered him. I must admit, he was the origin of this whole essay, and everything that consequently happened before this. So here it goes...
I was really getting sick of the lack of male characters, and so far, none of them really interested me, not even Rough. (Shut up, fanboys.) Here, I'll even list what I dislike about the rest of the guys.
Charlie- Rubs his nose too much, so short
Apollo- Too feminine, crap acceleration
Big Bo- Not attractive to me, too... big?
Rough- Overused, sick of "RoughxRough" couples.
So, hearing about Kai, I anxiously Googled and found his story on deviantART. The comic wasn't completely correctly translated, but even then, the story already grabbed me, and I wanted to find more.
Soon, I saw gameplay and images of him on YouTube, from the Korean version of TR. Already, I knew I was going to get him. Absolutely sure. I thought, "No matter how many surveys, or even if it means I have to go out and purchase a gP card, I'll do it."
I MUST HAVE HIM.
Even more research followed. Going on the official TalesRunner Wiki, I literally pissed myself reading about him.
His dark personality grabbed me. "He's perfect!", I thought. "Not short, has decent stats, and is so attractive! And, since he's not even out yet, I totally jumped on the bandwagon. Being so secretive and mysterious, he really reminded me of myself. I really liked that his information was unknown, adding to my curiosity, and this also allowed me to imagine the rest of his story. In my eyes, Kai's personality is a mirror image of mine.
After many days and nights of tossing around in bed, the first official US comic about Kai came out. I read it, extremely excited, but was disappointed to find out more about him. "When is he coming out? Where can I find out more? When is he coming out? Is he gP or TR?" Questions were still on my mind. I wanted, needed to know more. When all hope was lost, I found out a new comic came out already. I wondered, "How did this sneak past me, I didn't even know about it!" Again, I read it, but no dice, only more of his story, which only satisfied me so little. I went back to searching.
After exhausting Google, I decided that patience was the only way I'd find out more, sadly. Then I thought, "Hey, Kai probably wouldn't be patient either!" I didn't give up, asking everyone I found in game about him. Unfortunately, this attempt still failed, but then, Daojin came to my rescue. As I quote, "If you guys want to find out more about Kai, read the new comic!" People told me in my Guardian Training room that it told when he came out, all when this just floated across the screen, my jaw still hanging. I went to my bookmarks, and within seconds, I was reading the next comic.
I didn't bother to even read the comic just yet, not to be a party pooper, but just because I wanted to find out when he came out! And I screamed:
Luckily, my family was still at a friend's house, so no one thought I was insane. Then, I took time to read the actual comic, laughed at the word "bastard," and was totally satisfied. "A good day's work," I thought.
A few days later, Kai's voice came out! I was super excited, hoping he didn't sound feminine or nasally impaired, and in my opinion, the voice actor needs a raise. It’s so beautiful, so perfect!
So here I am, only an hour ago before deciding to stop being lazy, and stop missing out with all these community contests. I believe working up over Kai makes me a very deserving person, but entering this contest was for my opinion and passion for three things; TalesRunner, Writing, and of course, Kai. I know everyone can't win Kai, but I hope this is convincing enough to show everyone my burning passionate love for him. If I run with or without a prize, the experience has been awesome. Writing this was so fun, this can’t be an essay. Thank you for taking the time to read this long-butt essay.
Run on & With Kai-Love,
Ben (IGN: Humps)