Above the Azure SkiesPut your goggles down, my friend,Above the Azure Skies1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We're going on a trip!
Around the world and to it's end,
Inside my cosmic aether ship.
The engine starts and purrs content,
The steam filled boilers shaking.
The tinkered arms spread out and bend,
While my iron hawk is waking.
Far away, in open skies,
Where the westwind-falcon flies,
To the realm of floating lands,
Of unbound highs and drifting strands.
On shiny wings of copper gold,
We're gliding on the upwinds bold.
The abbey of the ravens waits,
The castle in the air.
And while the wind of fury fades,
We see the roofs of Steamtown flare.
Countless buildings fill the sea,
The ocean of the stars.
And while the clockwork ticks with glee,
I'm raising altitude and bars.
To the gates of dawn we ride,
Through dark horizons in the night
And brave into the newborn day
Across the bridge of it's first ray,
Until we reach the southern banks,
Of the land of cats and fangs.
The unbent twin peaks rising up
Above the jungle isles.
And while I drink my tea, a cup,
To the Cloudscapes of Celephais“In a dream it was also that he came by his name of Kuranes, for when awake he was called by another name.”To the Cloudscapes of Celephais2 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
- H.P. Lovecraft, Celephaïs, 1922
Celephaïs! So high in light!
Your golden rooftops gleaming
In the sun, like dreamspheres bright,
And in the amber heavens beaming.
A shining diamond in the night,
When finally I'll reach you, dreaming.
Thalia's Tale - Ch. 48 - O Captain "DAD!"Thalia's Tale - Ch. 48 - O Captain1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Thalia wait, don't!"
The assassin's eyes widened as he realized he hit Thalia's father instead of Thalia. Her eyes were wide with shock, but Logan held her arm to keep her from running forward. The assassin appeared to be visibly shaken by this turn of events for some reason, and he took a slow step back, shakily putting his gun back in its holster.
Thalia stared at him. "Who are you?!" She shouted. "J-Just leave us alone!"
The assassin stared back at her, his green eyes wide. "I-I'm sorry..." Then he turned and leapt up onto the railing and to the other ship and disappeared into the crowds.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills
Thalia yanked herself from Logan's grip and fell to her knees beside her father. "Dad?" She called, shaking him. But he didn't make any response.
Angry Birds Epic - An Epic Journey through Poetry"I am so hungry!" cried the KingAngry Birds Epic - An Epic Journey through Poetry2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
"I want eggs!" that you must bring
"Yes your majesty!" said the magical Wiz Pig
Prince Porky added "Let's jig on the brig!"
The piggies ventured slowly to the Angry Birds' base.
Red's making soup, enhancing his taste.
Chuck was somehow catching some Z's.
Dreaming of winning an olympic in Greece.
The piggies shout "ATTACK!!!" and they came out.
And stole everything without a doubt.
After the chaos, Red can now see.
"Oh my goodness, how could this be?!?"
Red heared a shout, and he can feel rage.
Because his best friend Chuck, got prisoned in a cage.
The eggs are stolen, however but still.
They have lost their cauldron and anvil!
"Where are you scroundels doing to our base"
And he started running as if he was in a race.
Porky ordered "Hide this bird at Pig Prison!"
Because Red is after them, that's the reason!
Red defeated the pigs and reunited with Chuck
Chuck said "That's awesome Red! You rock!"
Prince Porky can't believe on what he saw.
Red rescued Chuc
Behind the Scenes: Farewell- part 2*a few weeks after Niv left*Behind the Scenes: Farewell- part 21 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chandiya: *sitting at the bar* *groans*
Jenora: *rolls her eyes* I can’t believe you’re still hungover from that party.
Chandiya: Can’t blame me, the damn thing lasted for days, and what’s a party unless I’m drinking ever conscious minute of it?
Jenora: Well at least you won’t be pestering me about drink for a while.
Flare: *looks up from polishing her rifle* Who’da thought that the ‘pastas could have thrown that kinda party?
Jenora: Well, they were VERY happy….though they seem to have quietened down now.
Chandiya: I don’t really care, it was fun while it lasted. And aren’t you always complaining about how much we fight?
Jenora: I do, and I’m glad that there aren’t as many violent fights as before, though you all do occasionally break a few chairs for fun, but I still miss the Writer.
Flare: As much as ah hate to say s
Korrasami - Only a Summer RainKorrasami – Only a Summer RainKorrasami - Only a Summer Rain5 days ago in General Fiction More Like This
Author’s note: Sequel to “The Relative Calm Before the Storm”. Their diplomatic mission to keep the peace in the Earth Kingdom. Pssst…just so it’s clear. The word “action” at the end of the first line is a double entendre. Because they weren’t exactly tired from the fight, now, were they?
Morning did not come fast, allowing the pair to get a comfortably long sleep, after last night's action. Tonraq already left for the Southern Air Temple, with Naga and they have not seen Tenzin, Pema or the kids, yet. Asami convinced Korra to pack their belongings, while she went to the airfield by herself to bring her airship to the island. Naturally, she was reluctant about letting her go and Asami had to plead her, even though she did not really want to part from her for long, either. But, she wanted to inspect the ship, before it left the ground. It was designed, as all Future Industries ships, so it could
The Adventures of SaoSao: Airship Shenanigans pt 1Saoirse’s life had quickly become a slew of nightmares since she had woken up from a rather sudden slumber in Namaco Bandai’s Marshmallow Cafe. From Coden being on the floor bleeding to death to creepy hotels with creepy dolls, she was surprised her sanity was still in tact. What didn’t help was the nightmares that once again began to plague her mind, for the most part nagging at her sleep, making her unable to fall back into a peaceful slumber and instead had her brood over Alexis and Bahadur’s disappearance. She only had several nights since then where she has actually had the proper amount of sleep, with the rest of the time she would let a small ember burn above her palm, staring at it as she thought. She wanted to trust the blonde elf that has helped her out in many situations (as well as many other people whom she has met because of him), but…that smile and that tendency to keep to himself..what if he really did had a nasty secret?The Adventures of SaoSao: Airship Shenanigans pt 11 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Such was Saoirse
The Adventures of SaoSao: Airship Shenanigans pt 2The race was quite a good one, and the company around her quite decent. They seemed to get more enthused by the race as time went on, making playful bets and chatting about different racers and ships and the like. Cheering as someone made an impressive move to get ahead, holding their breath as someones ship was damaged and had to land, seeming relieved when the pilot wasn't hurt too bad. Overall, it was just a bunch of guys watching their favorite sport.The Adventures of SaoSao: Airship Shenanigans pt 21 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Saoirse would soon get her drink, and the men offered her some of their snacks for her take on the race...with her bribe money used for the tab of course. Plus, they seemed to welcome new faces if they truly liked the sport. Some may have playfully flirted with her, but most were a bit older, outside conversation mostly drawing towards family and work and life.
The race was an impressive one, going through the nearby canyons and over the massive lake, ending at the landing strip nearby. Eadeline did fairly well, within the top ten, sh
Legend of Zelda - Red Lions FlyingLink's dream ended when the explosion threw him from his hammock. Blasts echoed through the Epona, reverberating down the ship's narrow hallways and shaking her steam-driven core. The ship groaned and creaked in protest, and Link joined in the chorus.Legend of Zelda - Red Lions Flying3 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
He picked himself up off the cold metal floor and shook his head once to clear it. That noise—that was real, right? Not part of his—
A second explosion blasted all doubt from Link's mind. This was no dream. His airship was under attack.
The Epona tilted wildly, shaking and clanking in a panic. Her walls seemed to want to be floors, and the floors seemed completely prepared to take the place of the walls. Link hardly knew which end was up as he struggled into his clothes and fastened the various belts that kept his gear in place. He only barely bothered to tie back his blond hair and completely neglected to button his shirt before climbing—or perhaps crawling along—the ladder to the upper decks.
He scrambled out int
Steamtalia: Chapter 10 - SperaSteamtalia: Chapter 10 - Spera1 week ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The crew of the Phoenix crew was a bit surprised by the Nautilus.
Poland, who had formally introduced himself as the captain—once Lithuania had been safely tended to—complained that there wasn’t that much art to it. Estonia thought it interesting, especially when he met Prussia. An instant friendship bloomed between Sealand and Latvia, and Ukraine and Liechtenstein seemed to get along quite well. But when the crew had boarded the ship, Russia was nowhere to be found.
“I wonder why that is?” mused America out loud. “Russia seemed so eager to rescue these people, now he doesn’t even want to see them?”
“Well, Russia’s crazy scared of Belarus, and I don’t blame him,” answered Poland. “Belarus can be pretty scary when something comes between her and Russia—especially if it’s a door.”
Larry's Adventure II Ch. 10Chapter 10: Galaxy HoppingLarry's Adventure II Ch. 101 month ago in General Fiction More Like This
Purple rounded up Rufus and Yux in Nimbus Land after their escape from the airships that the Shroobs stole from Bowser. P.T. also finally escaped by blowing the ship up, freeing the violent monster and sending Toad Town into the unknown. Then Purple, Rufus, and Yux found Luigi, Fin, and P.T. But then Fiery Dino Piranha appeared, and got supped-up by the resurrected Dark Red, now Dark Red Bones. Will our anti heroes survive this encounter? Well to be honest, my money goes on Dark Red Bones and Dark Fiery Dino Piranha.
Yux, P.T., Fin, and Rufus are standing in Bean Valley. Dark Red Bones and Dark Fiery Dino Piranha are before them. Luigi is off in a puddle dousing fires-
Luigi: Actually, I finished during the break between chapters. I’m back now.
… Okay. Anyway, Purple is off to the side unconscious, too.
Dark Red Bones: I bet you thought you saw the last of me. Well you DIDN’T!
Fin: What do you want with us?!
Dark Red Bones: To finish