Death Gauntlet: Death Star Prelude, Pt. IDeath Gauntlet: Death Star Prelude, Pt. I1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
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In a world where legendary figures from the popular culture are forced into gladiatorial combat...
Two crazy people dared to dream of putting the same legendary figures... into obstacle courses. To the death.
So, more of the same, but with racing and traps and more contrivance.
From the same sadists who bring you Death Battle, comes a new show to satiate the human need for mass violence and cathartic destruction...
Death Battle Presents:
Premieres this Summer
Cel: Thanks, Deep Voiced Movie Trailer Guy! I knew he was worth every penny.
Fel: Right? That guy can make anything sound more epic than it actually is... not that what we have here isn't epic itself, but, well, uh... Cel, tell them about this crazy idea of our's.
Cel: Station Management greenlit our proposal for a spin off to Death Battle! But instead of, say, "From Th
Death Gauntlet: Death Star Prelude, Pt. IIDeath Gauntlet: Death Star Prelude, Pt. II1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Death Gauntlet Pilot:
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Fel: It's one of the most iconic structures in science fiction. It's name is simultaneously corny, fitting and intimidating. It's been blown up at least twice - not counting knockoffs in the Expanded Universe - and it's been home to many a Stormtrooper and Sith Lord. It is... the freaking Death Star.
Fel: So, here's the deal, guys. We'll split this up into three "chapters" for this part of the prelude. The Rules, which will outline the guidelines and endgame goal for the Gauntlet. The Layout, for a point by point breakdown of the Death Star's environment. Finally, the Obstacles, where we'll cover any of the major threats that stand between the contestants and freedom. Stormtroopers, Imperial officers, those weird trash monsters, droids, surveillance systems... and, yup, one Dark Lord of the Sith.
Here we go.
Final Fantasy Arena Ultimax: PreludeFinal Fantasy Arena Ultimax: Prelude3 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fel: Every party in a JRPG worth their salt needs that one girl. You know the one I mean. The chick with more muscle in her pinky toe than any of the boys put together. She's the muscle, the master of spunk, she's the gung-ho action girl who laughs at little things like swords or guns. When up against giant monsters, you only need Kung Fu.
Cel: In this corner, Tifa Lockhart, the Co-First Lady of Final Fantasy!
Fel: And Chie Satonaka-
Xl: My one true waifu!
(Fel slaps him upside the noggin')
Fel: Of the Chariot Arcana! I'm Dr. Gershwin-
Cel: I'm Cecilia the Android!
Xl: And I'm Xl and this is my co-host Rainbow Dash, and we're here to help determine who would win... a Death Battle.
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Age: 23 by the time of Dirge of Cerberus
Occupation: Bar Hostess of 7th Heaven, AVALANCHE Member
First Appearance: Final Fantasy VII (19
Chilly Reception: PreludeChilly Reception: Prelude3 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fel: Disney. The main source of emotional trauma in America's youth. From a hunter shooting Bambi's mom to Mufasa's death, from manipulative sociopaths who get away with murder like that creepy guy from Pinocchio to terrifying demons and monsters like Chernabog, Hydra and the Firebird, is it any wonder why some of the greatest villains to ever grace the popular culture are born here? In this festering pile of nightmare and sheer horror?
Cel: ... But, you know, at the same time, it's been a shining beacon of goodness, creating heroes who rise to the occasion and beat back the dark. While Disney might be known for its non-violent and non-threatening princesses, every once in awhile there's an exception that breaks the mould. Sometimes, the Disney Princess fights back. Sometimes, the Disney Princess is a Disney Queen.
Fel: And that's why tonight, we're going to pit together the greatest mistresses of magic in Disney, representing Goo
Wardrobe Malfunction: PreludeWardrobe Malfunction: Prelude1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fel: When most people think of "badass," the colour palette tends to get so gritty you could pave your own driveway with the dime-a-dozen morally sketchy, gun-toting, psychotic macho anti-heroes that come to mind. But who says the "Badass" has to be so dark? What if it can be, I dunno... bright pink? Girly? Pretty? Fashionable? Well, for this Death Battle, these two are about to show that kicking your ass... is in vogue.
Cel: Like Princess Peach, the perpetually kidnapped monarch of the Mushroom Kingdom!
Xl: And Rarity, the Mistress of Fashion in all Equestria.
Dash: And one of my best friends!
Fel: I'm Dr. Felicia Gershwin, this is my sexy android waifu creation Cecilia Mk. V, that over there is a brony and that blue thing in the corner is... well, damn, one of the combatant's best friends. But I assure you, we'll be as unbiased as possible.
Cel: Also, hurrah, our first season six prelude! I'm so
Make a Man Out of You: PreludeMake a Man Out of You: Prelude2 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fel: To protect those she loves from a threat to their way of life, she had to assume the identity of a man. She would fight with the army, battling the hordes. Even when her identity was revealed, she would still be deep on the frontlines... even saving her home. For her courageous deeds, she would be recognized as a hero for all time.
Soooo... who am I talking about? Lucina, the Warrior Princess Who Travelled Through Time, or-?
Cel: Fa Mulan, national hero of China and one of the few Disney heroines who can actually fight back?
Fel: I'm Dr. Gershwin, this is my sexy creation Android Cecilia Mk. VI, and we're here to talk about their strengths, weapons and skills to determine who would win... a Death Battle.
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Age: Early 20's
Occupation: Princess of Ylisse, Mercenary
First Appearance: Fire Emblem: Awakening (2013)
* Saved Chrom and Li
The Sleepers Have Awakened: PreludeThe Sleepers Have Awakened: Prelude3 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Johnny Zealous: Yes, even for other battles, I bring my advertising game. This battle proudly sponsors the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. The largest collection of world cinema ranging from fantasy, drama and, of course, Science-Fiction in every language spoken around the globe.
Cel: From the biggest blockbusters to even the smallest indie fare that wouldn't otherwise receive such attention, bringing the world together in it's collective passion for cinematic art or to just kick back and see what the rest of the world has to offer that Hollywood can't in Montreal, Canada!
Lucas Zaboot: Damn! That's amazing! I even live six hours away! What do I have to do to come to such an event?!
Fel: Easy! Go to www.fantasiafestival.com and reserve your tickets today to see what we're all hyped for!
Johnny Zealous: And now, back
Chariots of the Gods: PreludeChariots of the Gods: Prelude1 week ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fel: In ancient times, they were conquerors. They cut wide swaths across the world, engraving their feats and legends into the minds of men to pass down the generations. But where one would be remembered for all time, the other would be a forgotten relic... until awakened. Tonight, they ride again, barrelling from the past and straight into the modern day with oiled pecs, bristling manliness and bitchin' rides!
Mad Abe: In this corner, the Rider-class Servant, Iskandar!
Insanus: Better known as Alexander the Great, bitches!
Cel: And in the other corner, Wammu of the Pillar Men!
Fel: I'm Doctor Gershwin, that's my waifu bot, and those two are the Abe's. Together it'll be our job to analyze their strengths, weapons and weaknesses to determine who would win... a Death Battle.
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Real Name: Iskandar (Persian Name)/Alexander (The Great)
Mushroom Stew: PreludeMushroom Stew: Prelude2 days ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cel: Their stomachs are bottomless pits. Their appetites for adventure and heroism are unrivalled. They are the supreme chefs of asskicking! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE PLUMBER KING AND IRON CHEF KENSHIROOOOOOOOOOO!
Fel: Otherwise known as, Mario and Toriko. Hi, I'm Doctor Gershwin, this is my sexy fembot Cecilia Mk. VI cosplaying as Princess Peach for some reason-
Cel: Mecha and I are going to enter a couples' cosplay contest!
Fel: Oh, so he's cosplaying as Mario?
Cel: Nope! Bowser!
Fel: ... Really?
Cel: Let's face it, there's more going on between them than between her and Mario.
Fel: If fanart's any indication, you probably have a point. Anyway, we're going to analyze their strengths, weapons and weaknesses to determine who would win... a Death Battle.
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First Appearance: Donkey Kong (1981)
AKA: Jumpman, Player 1, Gonzales (Paper Mario: The Thousan
The Gods of Kingdom Come: PreludeThe Gods of Kingdom Come: Prelude2 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fel: Archenemies come in all shapes and sizes. Batman has a giggling clown, the Doctor has himself but evil, and Mario has a fire breathing serial kidnapper. But for Thorin Oakenshield and Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod, they have the same kind of archenemy: Big. Bald. Bastards.
Cel: Like the orc named after a heavy metal band, Azog the Defiler!
Fel: Or the immortal savage, The Kurgan! I'm Dr. Gershwin-!
Cel: And I'm Cecilia Mk. VI! I used to be the Mk. V, but an incident with a sweater melted my synthetic skin and fused synth-organic material with my internal components. So Fel had to rebuild my body.
Fel: Complete with an increase in cup size. You're welcome.
Cel: I don't think that was necessary, but thank you all the same!
Fel: Anyway, we're going to be analyzing their strengths, weapons and weaknesses to determine who would win a Death Battle that we've taken to call... Big Bald Ba-
The Season Five Epilogue Wrap Party"This is a new feeling," Fel grumbled as she fiddled with the keys to the Station front door.The Season Five Epilogue Wrap Party1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cel the android cocked her head, quizzically,
Miserably, as the keys jangled and various obscenities slipped near inaudibly out of her mouth, the mad scientist snarled,
"Being early. This is a thing normal people shouldn't be subject to. The morning is evil."
"Fel, it's 11:45 AM-"
Cel put a hand to her lips and giggled, in that way that made the scientist turn her head away from her partner's glance.
"You're cute when you're surly."
"Ah, shaddup." But Fel couldn't help it, she was blushing.Then, the right key inserted itself in the. A snap, and they opened the door revealing... that absolutely no one was in the lobby. The secretary, interns, union reps, no one. Scientist and creation stepped forwards, shoes and heels making heavy echoing footfalls in empty space.
"... Huh." Fel scratched the back of her head, "guess we're actually
Steampunk!Pirate!PrussiaxReader 20A branch whipped past your face as you ran, cutting a fine line on your cheek. Your legs burned with exertion.Steampunk!Pirate!PrussiaxReader 202 weeks ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
You knew Eliza was somewhere to your left, and you thought you could see Gilbert and Romano.
You didn't see Punch.
The sound of grinding metal was deafening.
The crash of sound changed, coming from another direction; you ducked low just as a hulking, twisted automaton charged through the brush at your side. Regaining your footing, you made a sharp turn, running diagonally towards Eliza.
The machines were everywhere. You could barely see in the heavy darkness.
Then you heard it: a voice, tinny and barely audible above the din.
“Help!” the voice screamed, and you turned. Punch was stuck, caught in a tangle of sharp vines, eyes on the automaton pushing through the trees.
“Go!” you said, pushing Eliza forward, and began running towards the boy. Your muscles burned, your breath coming in short gasps. The automaton was getting closer to him, long arms extendi
Steampunk Pirates [AU]— T H E L E S S O N —Steampunk Pirates [AU]1 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
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It was late in the night on the island known as Krellis, Xavier had somehow managed to get separated from the rest of the crew. He continued to wander through the dense forest of the island in hope of finding at least the shore. He seemed to be in luck today, for he began to hear the loud crashing of ocean waves. He quickened his pace, not caring about the thin branches and bushes that hit his face as he ran through, until he finally emerged from the forest and was on sandy grounds.
He stood there and panted, then took in a deep breath of the familiar sea air and exhaled. However, upon gazing at the vast waters, he noticed a ship in the distance, one that was not his captain's. Xavier tilted his head slightly but then squinted his eyes to try and make out the flag, which was a
Rebellion of Steam: Chapter OneThe orphan groaned as he sat up from the dusty mattress. His red hair was a mess as it hung in front of his sleep-hungry eyes; both muddy brown. This young boy was known simply as Isaac. A rather intelligent lad of only fourteen years old, Isaac had lived alone in an abandoned factory on the outskirts of a relatively small city in the eastern parts of the country of Lodestone. Lodestone was ruled by King Xavier Alabast, a kind ruler beloved by his subjects.Rebellion of Steam: Chapter One3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Isaac had found this abandoned factory when he was only ten, and had stayed there ever since. He would often sneak into the nearby town, known as Xeronia, to gather any scraps that he could. Nobody knew why. Some thought he sold them for money. Others thought he used them to build illegal objects in the old factory.
Neither group was quite right. He did sell some parts, and others he used to build things. But none of these items were illegal. Many of them were toys, for himself as well as the children in the city. But lately, he had
hat.Sunsets like the remains of a nuclear bomb. A collapse into absolute darkness. Nights are a bleeding yellow, cold breezes and melted cheeses. Over ground and higher than sky, our ship follows its route like a engorged balloon, pulled by invisible strings.hat.1 week ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The IIIS-7 (also known as 'hat') is one of only three of its kind in the world, the sole Class R airship in North America as of 2030. Its tilt and unique shape make it look like an enormous hat. IIIS-7 does not use conventional fuel sources. Instead of E, scientifically speaking, 'hat' uses dE from combustion reactions. Up until a certain point, IIIS-7 sourced this energy using legal means. This is, unfortunately, no longer the case. The crew of this ship are technically criminals, too much trouble to stop. The current captain of 'hat' is Kopin Jima, age 44. Jima assumed this position when she was 22. Little else is known about her or IIIS-7.
The point of no return has long since been passed. I signed away anything you might
FNaF DrabbleIt was just after 6a.m., and Jeremy Fitzgerald had safely made it through the night. It had been a while since he first had been hired onto the night shift for Fazbear Entertainment, and he had become rather adept at keeping the animatronics away. The puppet liked his music, of course, and all Mangle really wanted was a friend. Sure, she took a lot of drastic measures, a lot of which Fitzgerald didn't approve of, but as long as she enjoyed his company, he was safe.FNaF Drabble1 month ago in Romance More Like This
As he started to pack things up to leave, leaving the office relatively tidy for the day-shift guard, he heard the front door chime from down the hallway, and looked up. It would be a while before the day-shift workers showed up, so at first, he was worried someone had broken in, despite the fact to get in one would have to have a key.
After a moment's observation, it turned out to be the head of security, a man by the name of Thomas Ellis. The management tended to call him phone guy, though Jeremy never addressed him so. It
Avatar Crossroads: Winter: Part 3 Chapter 41Avatar Crossroads: Winter: Part 3 Chapter 413 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 41: Loose Ends
It was an odd feeling, walking around what remained of Compound Alpha… I had no memory of it, but… in a sense I felt like I recalled it perfectly. I had never stepped foot in it, so the moment I entered the ruins, I felt a sense of de-ja-vu.
The place was like it was, last time I was here, a week ago… rock blown apart and torn asunder. My hand scraped at one of the still intact stone walls. The compound was the size of the Kalros mansion, and very well hidden. It felt as if a piece inside of me was breaking, seeing this broken building in such disrepair.
This was my home.
“You know this place.” A man replied, as I discovered the ruined compound. I had escaped from Sonya, and my mother it seemed, at the hospital. Kito had taken a hit for me… and later I would learn he’d die from it. The man speaking to me was known as the Green Dragon of the Purist Strikers, Abhik’s benefactor… he was known as Silas Akiko.
Character Study: Dream SequenceLying back on the deck of an airship, Piper stared through the slats of the railing at the endless sea that stretched out before her. Despite the fact that the ship wasn't actually sailing through the air, she knew it was an airship because of the balloon that loomed comfortingly above her. She could hear people moving about on deck, but hardly noticed them. Just the gentle, comforting sway brought about by the endless waves.Character Study: Dream Sequence1 week ago in Sketches More Like This
And, of course, the distant cannon-fire. She sat up and turned, vaguely aware of it, and watched as Joey loaded some powder into the barrel of a cannon. There was an uneasy feeling that threatened to well in the girl's heart, but she swallowed it back and brought herself to her feet. Her thought processes weren't right. They were never right in dreams. All logic told her to go down into the barracks, even though a small part of her knew that wouldn't help her. She followed her gut instinct and waved at Joey's back, before stepping down into the barracks below.
The Magician's Quest - Part 8Aboard the airship I felt strangly at ease. It was as if I had been here before, I mean I know I had been an airship before but it felt as if this was the exact same airship. The engine chugged along spewing mist out into the world just like I remember, the airship rocked side to side just the same. In fact every last detail seemed to be in place. I crept out from my hiding spot behind several crates, it seemed nobody onboard was checking the cargo so it was safe to come out. It was only then when I begun explloring the ship cautiously that I found the entire crew were the same crew from before. Their steepled hats and blue robes hiding their faces in complete darkness so only their yellow eyes shone out from the gloom. They were all engaged in some activity of another to do with the ship, all of them behaving like robots. Deathly silence ran between them as they carried out their tasks, and I admit it scared me. how could people behave like that? How could they not stop to say hello,The Magician's Quest - Part 82 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Avatar Crossroads: Winter: Part 3 Chapter 47Avatar Crossroads: Winter: Part 3 Chapter 471 week ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 47: Compound Omega
Kovu Oren had betrayed Maya… and very soon she would deem me a traitor, knowing of my true intentions.
I had been ordered to look after our new subjects… four males and one female… one I was very familiar with.
“What do you think you’re doing?” Alyss asked, staring at me, I couldn’t believe that Maya had caught her… I had went out of my way to make sure she couldn’t get Serena… but Alyss? I eyed the other boys, one was a man named Feiko, father of the two teenage sons, their mother had been a hostage that Aimee and her friends got back, the other man was named Meme… father of my daughter’s boyfriend, it seemed. “We’re on your side, Ventin listen to me”-
“Be quiet.” I simply replied, looking away. As much as I wanted to betray Maya… I needed to protect these people, part of me realized that Maya possibly knew this, despite believing very much that she br
Excerpt from White Knight Empire book 2Irina opened the door to her apartment on Nova Rayya. It was the same old scene, Peter was sprawled on the couch listening to another of Nana's stories. Her brother always loved to hear stories about when their grandmother was a little girl growing up in Nova Sygraad before the Great War. Nana was one of the few left who remembered the Valkyrie Republic under the peaceful rule of the senate. Like most of the Valkyries, she was not sure how the senate became so full of corrupt traitors, but she remembered when Overseer Marko declared his sovereignty. She remembered clearly the fall of Morrowskeep and Nova Sygraad, she remembered the painful years when the Martial Union was cleansed of disloyalty and corruption. Each and every significant event of the war was burned into her memory, it was a major burden to her until Irina and Peter moved in with her and she began to share her stories with them.Excerpt from White Knight Empire book 23 weeks ago in Settings More Like This
Irina and her brother had been living with their Nana since she had turned sixteen, when the
Floale - Road to DurabFloale – Road to DurabFloale - Road to Durab3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What do you mean the airship can’t fly?” I heard a man shout as I made my way through a growing crowd by the capital’s docks. The tension here was thick enough to cut with my claws. I slowly looked to a podium and perked my ears as a dragon stood up on it, waving his hands as he talked,
“We’re sorry, but this airship cannot make the journey to Durab until the repairs are completed, we are sorry for the inconvenience.” I grunted as the crowd pushed forwards, if this ship didn’t fly soon there was going to be a riot of angry customers. Various shouts were already calling for refunds, but the spokesman shook his head and reassured the crowd that the ship will depart shortly. They pulsed forwards again as constables arrived, but the crowd was hardly deterred as they began marching towards the spokesman and the ship. I felt a few hands push me and I growled as my temper started to rise. I felt more hands push me,
The Excellent Exploits of Henry Martin!NarratorThe Excellent Exploits of Henry Martin!1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Some people fight for freedom. Others fight for personal gain. Others still fight simply because they know nothing else. Every once in a while, one becomes a hero and changes the course of the universe as we know it. One hero in particular became a god of luck and cats, having destroyed a great demon lord in the battle for the fate of an isolated plane of existence. His two comrades became admired worldwide as well, and the trio's heroic deeds were admired and renowned throughout the land for ages to come.
This is not their story.
Rather, it is the tale of a man who was also a hero. This man was indeed a fighter. He was also a hooligan, pirate, and all around scoundrel who had made it his personal mission in life to stir up as much trouble as he could. Afterward, he would steal the spoils for himself and pawn them off for all the money he could fit in his pockets, stores, and fists. Perhaps he was not much of a hero after all.
Regardless, this is his tale. And it begins