Portal: This Grey PathThis Grey PathPortal: This Grey Path2 years ago in Phase One More Like This
Characters: GLaDOS, Douglas Rattmann, Chell (implied)
Setting: Portal 2 - Chapter 4: The Return
In an eternal instant, the world changed.
He knew of one reason, of just one reason, that explained why he would wake. Here, like this, in the middle of the once-proud cracked walls and shattered windows.
She was not awake, not yet. Still she remained in her artificial slumber, but it would not last. He knew it. If he was here, now, then so were others. It did not matter who. It did not matter why. But he had been told long ago that his purpose was to hold her back, and so he would.
He scrambled down from his perch, paying no attention to the stuttering echo of the voice cheerfully spinning a tale of impending doom across the thousands of like locations spanning across the land, and he hoped she was awake. Not the one who was in man-induced suspension, but the other one, the one who would
Prussia x Reader-Prom Night Prussia x ReaderPrussia x Reader-Prom Night2 years ago in Phase One More Like This
You walked down the halls,looking for Gilbert,your best friend.He had said to meet you around here.'Where IS he?',you thought.It's a good thing your locker was where he wanted to meet you.You unlocked your locker and pulled out your textbooks,just as Gilbert found you.
"Hey,(name)!Glad you decided to meet the AWESOME me here!"You rolled your (e/c) eyes at him.
"Hey,Gil.What's up?",you said,shutting your locker and twisting the combination lock
TF: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest EntryTitle: Transformers: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest EntryTF: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest Entry2 years ago in Phase One More Like This
Universe: G1 (Pre-Earth)
Warnings: Violence, Non-canon character death
Author's Note: This is my (mostly) unedited first draft. The contest specified minimal editing, which was extremely difficult for me. While I don't think this is bad, it's not as refined as I'd normally post. In fact, there are two details which need work/editing. Hopefully, they're not as obvious to others as they are to me (since I'm super critical of my own work).
Smoke hung heavy over Praxus, obscuring optics and clogging vents. Here, the once proud city-state stood cracked and charred, covered in ash. The glorious crystals of the Helix Gardens, the pinnacle of Cybertronian art and beauty, lay shattered. Many of the civilians were gone, long since fled or dead. Those that remained had abandoned their civilian ways, forced into more militaristic roles.
Raising above the surrounding ruins, th
Snoopy Composes a NovelIt was a bright and sunny day. Which, all in all, was a terrible way to begin a story. But Snoopy was determined to begin his Great American Novel, whether the day was bright and sunny or not. Of course, “write what you know” didn't have to always be taken literally; Tolstoy probably didn't know half as many people as he wrote into his books. If Snoopy was to write what he knew, the book would be about writing a book, which all in all would be rather dull once the thrill of recursion passed.Snoopy Composes a Novel1 year ago in Phase One More Like This
“It was pretty good, but also pretty bad.” As an opening line, it was okay, but nothing exceptional. “Everyone knows that rich dudes want to get married.” And everybody knew that if Snoopy was to write a love novel, he'd likely be sued by some dame convinced that it was about her. He'd smooched so many dames that he'd lost count of all the exact circumstances, so there was bound to be some repetition. “He was a young beagle who wrote alone on a typewriter a
Check and Mate (First Draft)Shikamaru continued signing the after action reports, ignoring the loud music and the raucous laughter outside. Parties just weren’t his thing. Even a blowout to celebrate the end of the Fourth Great war.Check and Mate (First Draft)1 year ago in Phase One More Like This
Even after he had dismissed them, his squad mates had tried their best to convince him to join them in the festivities. Ino had practically danced back into the tent, her long blonde hair flowing behind her, giving him a forced, flirtatious wink. “Come with us Shikamaru!” she had teased, the smile beaming through her sorrow and loss. “The war’s over! We won! Surely we can forget the paperwork and live a little!”
Ino had been drowning in her grief. She desperately needed an escape from the reality of things dragging her down. The optimal solution had easily presented itself.
His response had been a simple shrug. “Parties are such a drag... Standing around talking to people you barely know and will likely never meet again... I’m fine, beli
Nightmare and promiseNightmare and promiseNightmare and promise2 years ago in Phase One More Like This
Leo, Raph, Donnie; 27yr old
Mikey just woke up from nightmare in cold sweat and bit pain. Having same nightmare about a week, Mikey was getting moody for not getting a good night sleep. His father was getting real mad with him for ninja work too tier to think stray. Leo try to talk to him after work out but Mikey just walk away. Raph feeding his pet turtle spike his sow Mikey trip over fell in to water. Run over to his baby brother help out.
Raph; hey little ninja are ok
Mikey; no I am not and STOP CALLING ME LITTLE ALL TIME
RAHP; but I always call you little ninja
Mikey; just leave along
Mikey run to his room lock the door and stay his room rest day was tier of the nightmare. His what to have good night sleep. Hear nock at the door
Donnie; hey Mikey is Donnie may please I come in to talk.
Donnie; I want to help please
Mikey open the door let Donnie enter. Donnie look of his brother face it can see was tier of lack of sl
Nothing But TroubleThey both felt the impact as their practice swords collided. Receiving the blow was the younger of the pair; the taller youth delivered it. She was ready for his attack, though, and by bracing against the grass threw him off balance. Once his footing was unstable, it was a simple thing to push upward and bring him tumbling to the ground. He wasn't going to go down alone, and with a sweeping movement of his legs brought hers out from under her. For a moment, they both lay in the lush grass, enjoying a moment of rest after the past half hour of exertion. Her chest was still heaving when he sat up, recovered enough to laugh loudly.Nothing But Trouble1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
“I've lost again. If the Academy ever decides to admit girls, I'm a goner. Hopefully the boys there aren't as tough as you!” In response to his jest she laughed half-heartedly, blinking her eyes at the brightness of the sky. Lady Rukia Kuchiki was small, even for the tender age of 11; her slender build and delicate arms attested to her noble birth.
Still the Same Girl (Revised)The Abyss was singing her to Its bedside tonight, unfolding black sheets into soft and smoky wisps. Let go, It hummed. You gave so much already. Come rest, Nami. There’s no sense in fighting it any longer.Still the Same Girl (Revised)1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
A few steps away from Bell-mère's grave, Nami’s body stood in the moon’s pale and unflattering glow. Her mind, however, wandered elsewhere, opening fragile memories she swore she’d never touch again.
She drew in a sharp, cold breath and hung her head low. Nami was as worn as an old sail flapping limply on the high seas. Those fierce winds, once filling her with joy, now seeped through holes that had been torn through her spirit. Many had knifed Nami, but none so much as her sister. Nojiko’s last words weaved in and out of her head: “You're still the same girl.”
Nojiko. She couldn't have been more wrong than a rock with an eye patch. That so-called “girl" had perished with her mother, Bell-mère.
A Dark Horizon (Betamatch Final)Summer was over, that much was certain. As the sun set, muted fall colors drew her gaze to the city, waiting as the moon rose in the oddly black sky above. It seemed as though the stars were afraid to shine, too scared to show themselves. But the worst part was the wind, a steady breeze that, as the moon rose, grew stronger, fingers of squalling gusts clawing through tree branches and abandoned swing sets.A Dark Horizon (Betamatch Final)1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
Had the citizens of Reidington been awake, they would have noticed the sudden darkness that overtook the city as the clock struck midnight. They would have noticed the snapping of branches in the rough winds. They would have noticed the starless sky and the dark streets. However, despite their slumber, they all shared one thing as the wind blew: A nightmarish glimpse into a world not one of them could bear to live in.
Sakura Avalon was no exception; she lay in her bed, sheets tangling around her body as she tossed and turned. Beads of sweat trickled down her brow and a soft cry escap
Last (first draft)There is no one who truly knows how to face the end that lies beyond the end of the world. One day, the seven Moons shine beneath the Sea of Enkre, as they are supposed to, and the next day you find yourself drifting away, your world diminished to a mere fragment of what it used to be. You open your eyes in the light of the Moons and for a moment you forget about the cataclysm from the night before, or you think everything was just a bad dream. You look around at the alabaster walls around you, still intact, and you tell yourself all is as before. You tell yourself there was no Armageddon, no catastrophe, you tell yourself those galaxies, all those people in them, could not have perished. But then you walk outside and you see there are only six Moons. Time drifts by and people start speaking of strange things, of cities of fire standing on the edge of the Sea of Enkre, and cliffs of ice standing beside them, and you notice there are only five Moons left.Last (first draft)1 year ago in Phase One More Like This
By the time you are down to you
Coming Down From the CloudsBriar Rose woke up. She had never woken up like this before. Her lips were all warm as something pressed against them. Her body was feeling so strange like something was flowing out of her.Coming Down From the Clouds2 years ago in Phase One More Like This
She wasn’t sure she wanted to wake up. The dreams had been so good. She had been dreaming about her true love, the young man from the forest she had met that day, or was it yesterday?
Would she ever be happy again after what had happened?
She was awake and could not sleep again, so she opened her eyes.
Before her was the young man from the forest, the prince from her dreams, her true love. She smiled. She could see the fairies that had been her aunts tiny and floating by the ceiling.
“Good morning, sleeping beauty.” He smiled at her. “Do you remember me, from the forest?”
She nodded and saw the fairies fly out the window.
“Good. My name is Phillip, Prince Phillip. We are betrothed.”
Betrothed, she knew that word. A word that had crushed her heart. She had be
The Same Compartment - orig. by magicwingsforeverThe Same CompartmentThe Same Compartment - orig. by magicwingsforever1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
Originally written by magicwingsforever
Edited by Indiana
When they first met, James Potter and Sirius Black didn't expect to be lifelong friends. They were just two boys sitting on the Hogwarts Express, shoved into the same compartment by some rowdy fifth years. Each of them kept to himself, and it wasn’t until James spotted Sirius’s broomstick advertisement booklet, tossed carelessly onto the seat, that the two of them began talking.
"What team?" James asked enthusiastically, pointing at the Quidditch players clutching world-class brooms on the cover.
Sirius snorted, glancing at the booklet and then to James. "Chudley Cannons, of course. I just went to see them, they were bloody amazing! You?"
James stared at Sirius, his eyes wide in amazement. "Same, my dad loves to take me to their matches! Gonna try out for the house team?"
Just like that, the two were friends.
When James joined Sirius at the Gryffindor table, they grinned
Beta-reader Match-making Fan Fiction contest entrySmoke hung low and heavy over Praxus, obscuring optics and clogging vents. Here, the once proud city-state stood cracked and charred, covered in ash. The glorious crystals of the Helix Gardens, the pinnacle of Cybertronian art and beauty, lay shattered. Many of the civilians were gone, long since departed or dead. Those who remained had abandoned their civilian ways, forced into more militaristic roles.Beta-reader Match-making Fan Fiction contest entry1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
Towering above the surrounding ruins, the smoking husk of the Assembly sat. Not so long ago, this building thrived, the center of all Praxian culture and business. Grand halls held concerts, games, presentations, assemblies, and exhibits, and all manner of art and technologies were gathered and displayed here. It was the heart of Praxus.
It had been the first Decepticon target in Praxus.
The Assembly still stood… mostly. One wing had entirely collapsed. Windows had long since shattered under the onslaught. From several of the gaping holes, smoke trickled out. But it still stood,
Edited contest entry for InvadershariePrussia x ReaderEdited contest entry for Invadersharie1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
You walked down the halls,looking for Gilbert,your best friend.He had said to meet you by the lockers after class.'Where IS he?',you thought. You decided to grab your things for your next class while you waited.
"Hey!Glad you decided to meet the AWESOME me here?!"You rolled your eyes at him as you shut the locker.
"Hey,Gil.What's up?",you said,shutting your locker and twisting the combination lock a couple times,to make sure it was locked.
"I just wanted to know if you wanted to go to prom with me." The halls fell silent,as if the whole world were awaiting your answer.
"Yeah,I'd love to!",you replied,smiling brightly,(e/c) orbs s
Portal: This Dark Path Beta ReadSPECIAL NOTE - PLEASE READ: This is the second half of the Beta Match Making Contest, where I beta read another deviant's fan fiction. This story was written by iammemyself, not me. I am only beta reading it. I claim no ownership of it. All credit for this story goes to iammemyself.Portal: This Dark Path Beta Read1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
There are a few examples of British English spelling on words (colour vs. color), and to keep true to the original author's intentions, I have kept those spellings as intended.
Portal: This Grey Path
Written by: iammemyself
In an eternal instant, the world changed.
He knew of one reason, just one reason, that explained why he would wake. Here, like this, in the middle of the once-proud cracked walls and shattered windows.
She was not awake, not yet. Still she remained in her artificial slumber, but it would not last. He knew it
Check and Mate (Beta Draft)Check and Mate (Beta Draft)Check and Mate (Beta Draft)1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
Contests / 2013 / Beta Match-Making Contest / Phase Two
Shikamaru continued signing the after action reports, ignoring the loud music and the raucous laughter outside. Parties just weren’t his thing, even a blowout to celebrate the end of the Fourth Great War.
Even after he had dismissed them, his squad mates had tried their best to convince him to join them in the festivities. Ino had practically danced back into the tent, her long blonde hair flowing behind her, giving him a forced, flirtatious wink from under her long bangs. “Come with us Shikamaru!” she had teased, smiling through her sorrow and loss, but it didn’t reach her eyes. “The war’s over! We won! Surely we can forget the paperwork and live a little!”
Ino had been drowning in her grief; she desperately needed an escape from the reality of things dragging her down. She had held them all together. Tiles moved on his mental bo
NaruHina: Inseparable (First DNaruHina: Inseparable (First Draft)NaruHina: Inseparable (First D1 year ago in Phase One More Like This
My breath grew shallow as I ran senseless in the world blocking off all comications. Rain drops fell from the pitch black clouds blocking off the bright innocent sun. I was just sick of it,of everything. I wanted to be anywhere but here, but I mostly desired a place of paradise for me. I didn't want to feel the burning pain embed into the strains of my heart again. But was there really such a place where you could feel protected and safe. Doubt overwelmbed me as i knew no matter how much i persuded myself it was true it would simply backfire me.
I slowly came to a stop as tears came flowing down my cheeks without my permission but I couldn’t stop myself just from mere will power. Ever since i started the academy I was consently being bullied about my bloodline. The words now echoed though out the shell of my mind.
“You’re just like your cousin Neji, thinking you are better than the rest of us”
“Yeah just because you
[Contest] HP Fanfiction: Episodes of Neville's POVEpisodes of Neville’s Perspective in Hogwarts during the Second Wizarding War[Contest] HP Fanfiction: Episodes of Neville's POV1 year ago in Phase One More Like This
Neville Longbottom gazed out at the passing scenery, feeling the slight rocking of the Hogwart’s Express. Darkness have fallen onto the landscape hours ago, an indication they were near the great castle.
“Everything is going to change now, isn’t it?” Ginny Weasley suddenly spoke up.
“At Hogwarts?” Luna Lovegood responded dreamingly.
“Yeah at Hogwarts...”
Hogwarts. Everything will change. The Death Eaters have infiltrated the school and positioned Professor Snape, the traitor, as the headmaster of the school. What Neville couldn’t understand is how someone can be so twisted that they could betray something that kept them in a safe haven for a long time.
He quickly sighed. Betrayal was another world to him. He couldn’t imagine betraying any of his friends. He looked at Ginny who was rummaging for her Hogw
Still the Same Girl (first Draft)The Abyss was tempting again tonight. Just a few steps away from Bell-mère's grave it called Nami to take a final rest, too. Let go, It whispered. You gave so much already. Nami was as weary as an old sail hanging limply in the wind. No fierce wind could fill her with joy again, it all seeped through the holes that had been torn into her.Still the Same Girl (first Draft)1 year ago in Phase One More Like This
“You're still the same girl.” Nojiko had told her. She couldn't have been more wrong. The girl that was Nami had died along with her mother as Arlong had shot her. Just when Nami had finally been ready to call Bell-mère by that name. Mother. And Nami had died again when she was forced to work for Arlong's crew. The flag that killed her mother forever stitched into her arm as an irremovable stain of sin. And then maybe a third time, as she told the other villagers and was shunned for betraying her own mother. She withheld the real reason why she did so, didn't want to share the burden. She had thought s
The Best in Everyone - Raw DraftShe sat in the chair, head tipped back, eyes on the seam between the wall and the ceiling. Her legs swung back and forth as they dangled from the chair that was just a hint too tall, and her chin bobbed slightly from side to side as the music pounded on the walls. She was vaguely aware the rules prohibited the use of loud music in the green room… but she was alone, and she would be alone until she was called to compete in the final match.The Best in Everyone - Raw Draft2 years ago in Phase One More Like This
She hoped it would be against Rosa. She prayed it would be against Rosa.
But if it weren’t… then she needed to break character.
Loose lips sink ships. That’s what she’d thought when she first heard what they said about her. Not that it bothered her, usually. She’d made peace with who and what she was when she’d been helpless to save Munna, because something about her had been so compelling that Hilda and Rosa had been moved to help. She may not be powerful in her own right, but Bianca had found her cha
Last (Edited Draft)There is no one who truly knows how to face the end that lies beyond the end of the world. One day, the seven Moons shine beneath the Sea of Enkre, as they are supposed to, and the next day you find yourself drifting away, your world diminished to a mere fragment of what it used to be. You open your eyes in the light of the Moons, and for a moment you forget about the cataclysm from the night before, or you think everything was just a bad dream. You look at the alabaster walls around you, still intact, and you tell yourself all is as before. You insist there was no Armageddon, no catastrophe, you tell yourself those galaxies, all those people in them, could not have perished. Even as you cast your gaze upward, you assure yourself that your people are safe, but there are only six Moons in the sky.Last (Edited Draft)1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
Time drifts by and the people speak of strange things, of cities of fire looming on the edge of the Sea of Enkre and cliffs of ice standing beside them, and you notice there are only five M
Last (written by dparparita, edited by me)No one truly knows how to face the end beyond the end of the world. One day, the seven Moons shine beneath the Sea of Enkre, as they are supposed to, and the next they are gone. You find yourself drifting away, your world diminished to a mere fragment. You open your eyes in the light of the Moons, and for a moment you forget. You forget the cataclysm of the night before, it fades from your mind like a strange and distant nightmare. The alabaster walls around you assure you: everything is still intact, all right, normal. There was no Armageddon, no catastrophe. Ridiculous, how could all those galaxies, all those people have perished? But then you walk outside and you see there are only six Moons. Time drifts by and people start speaking of strange things, of cities of fire standing on the edge of the Sea of Enkre, and cliffs of ice standing beside them, and you realize only five Moons are left.Last (written by dparparita, edited by me)1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
By the time you are down to your last Moon, you will have gone through numbness and pain and
plain When I woke up Hack wplainplain When I woke up Hack w1 year ago in Phase Two More Like This
When I woke up Hack was at the main computer.”Oh good mornings shadow,”he said vary calm. “Report,” I Yelled. “You have an Email from your cousin in Paris,” He told me. “looks like you and me get to go on a little trip hack.
I left a note that red:
Dear Every one
Me and hack Eye are taking a little trip to Paris. Well we are gone Clover is in charge. You WILL listen to her, do what she say's to, and treat her as if she was me. See you soon.
“I hope they don't throw a party well we're gone,” Hack just had to say. “I hope you didn't just jinks us by saying that,”I tried to make him laugh. We borded in our plain with no one seeing us. “Good thing we have badge's that say we are secret agent's on a secret mission,” Hack blurted out. “Lets hope no one herd you ,” I whispered.
We got on the plain. I sat Quietly for a wile then Hack stated staring at me so I asked, “Is there