100 Themes Challenge: #38: LurkingTheme #38 : Lurking100 Themes Challenge: #38: Lurking3 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Character: Bao-Zhi Wang
"You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We're all doing what we can."
The Beatles: "Revolution"
He had been aware of it since the first time he had joined Yao in a diplomatic meeting. He had been growing more aware of it as the centuries past, the cruelties and changes ebbing in the back of his mind, shaping his people at a slower rate than some of the others. But now he couldn't ignore it.
Not after Hong Kong...
The Others were aware. It was a feeling growing among all of them, pressing at the back of their minds. One that was growing steadily stronger, demanding their attention, demanding action.
This feeling of discontent, anger, betrayal, unrest...
The people were far from happy.
They hadn't been happy for years.
Alfred was one of the first ones aware of it. The struggle was always in him, his focus coming into pl
the motherland I am from the gold my relatives bestowed on methe motherland 3 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
when I was a little girl.
I am from the way it circled my wrists and ankles
The way it would jingle as I took my first tottering steps.
“Gold is heritage,” my family would say,
Yet I do not care for gold.
I am from the bare apartment that my parents and I
once lived in,
so very long ago.
Them fighting the current of a different culture—me riding it gleefully, unaware,
I never realized how far it would take me from them.
I am from the spices kept in Tupperware containers in my kitchen—
tucked carefully away from view.
I am from my oversized glasses and eight-year-old knobbly knees—
as I stood once again in my supposed motherland, listening to familiar words wrapping around my ears like satin,
and realizing I didn’t know what they meant.
I am from the ferocious way I tackled these strange beautiful words—
Hacked them apart with my accent as I spit them out
I am from the way my cousins laughed a
Broken ChainsWe humans are not the most powerful creatures, nor are we the strongest. We consider ourselves civil beings. Yet we can so easily inflict pain upon others: often for our personal gain. Forgetting that in doing so we are becoming the cause of someone’s despair. Maybe we like to linger in the unknown. Maybe being blissfully unaware of other’s pain helps us to sleep at night. We don’t want to carry the burden of responsibility with us. Perhaps if we keep telling ourselves enough that what we did was for the greater good, we will manage to convince ourselves of it…Broken Chains2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
I have tried so hard to do that, Sofia. I tried so hard to convince myself that my decision and my ensuing action to get your mother married to another Nawab was in her best interests as the echoes of independence were reverberating everywhere, decreasing the Nawab’s power and colonial impact. This marriage seemed to be perfect for her and us. For some time I managed to live with that lie. What I di
Beginning of Haze Among the spectators witnessing the cremation, she was the only staring with wide-eyed innocent interest in the flames, either ignoring or not registering the putrid stench of decay emanating from the burning corpse’s remains.Beginning of Haze3 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had found him three days late, mutilated in the undergrowth along a sparsely-used road. Twin puncture marks dotted the cadaver’s neck and arms – what was left of them after a mysterious creature had morbidly ripped the body into sections of four. The poor wayfaring soul that discovered him could barely speak coherently to the town elders, only taking them to the site under threat and much persuasion – the general area always subconsciously considered cursed even by the province’s scholars.
Yet still the child watched the dancing, twirling flames as the gases within the body expanded and burst open, belchi
Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch12Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch121 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Bat Cold Case pt 5
"I am Crystal Sun Knight from Tokyo and I am the loyal knight of Sun." Crystal Sun Knight told the cold case squad from his spot next to Crystal Sailor Sun.
"My name is Crystal Sailor Pluto from Tokyo and I am the gaurdian of Pluto." Crystal Sailor Pluto told the cold case squad.
"I am Crystal Pluto Knight from Tokyo and I am the loyal knight of Pluto." Crystal Pluto Knight told the cold case squad from his spot next to Crystal Sailor Pluto.
"My name is Crystal Sailor Neptune from Tokyo and I am the gaurdian of Naptune." Crystal Sailor Neptune told the cold case squad.
"My name is Crystal Sailor Uranus from Tokyo and I am the gaurdian of Uranus." Crystal Sailor Uranus told the cold case squad.
"My name is Crystal Sailor Saturn from Tokyo and I am the gaurdian of Saturn." Crystal Sailor Saturn told the cold case squad.
"I am Crystal Saturn Knight from Tokyo and I am the loyal knight of Saturn." Crystal Saturn Knight told the cold case squad from his spot
The Second Cold War Empress Tomoyo's Revelation P2“Yes, anything for my brother and sister Yuki. I only want to see her happy again for the time being,” said Kalash I as he held Yuki’s hand.The Second Cold War Empress Tomoyo's Revelation P21 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So the next day, we began to help out the problems of the Asian Republic of South and Southeast Empire. Kalash went from country to country with supplies from trades and shipment from other empires, military organizations with him training soldiers to become AROSSE best and finest military, and negotiation and peace treaty with the empire’s country and other empires. Mikhail helped with the poor across the empire by providing them food and water, supplies, and shelter, rebuilding new homes and buildings, and new jobs for the unemployment. And I helped with the education for the younger generations. I even helped become a mother figure to the little orphans of the AROSSE empire. Hihi~. We spend helping the empire for about 2 months until things were stable in the empire. Thank you so much for helping us getting t
SDGF OC LocationsThe Snowy Kingdom, TeraSDGF OC Locations3 weeks ago in Settings More Like This
Residents: Spica Sudur de Tera (deceased), Saphir Mikuru (deceased), Aria Sudur de Tera, Kage Sudur de Tera, Shikimi Sudur de Tera, Freya Sudur de Tera, Zidanne Mikuru (deceased), Soma, Koorime Yuki (Post-Dark Axis Defeat)Tera is a rather small kingdom north of Lacroa. Some of the area the kingdom owns is rocky, the rest rather forested, especially behind Tera Castle. In the middle of Tera Forest (also called Forest of Zyra) lies the Lake of Zui, where it is said that a scroll belonging to the wanderer who founded Tera years ago is buried.
The kingdom’s main trade consists of jewelry (some that affect forms of Mana, others that are normal) as well as rarer plants such as Cloudberries and Marisko.
Generelly, the jewelry that affects a person’s Mana (called lysts) is kept simple and not as elaborate as ones without those effects. Depending on the situation (weakening, regulating, or strengthenin
El asunto de Diana de Gales y IntermedioIntermedioEl asunto de Diana de Gales y Intermedio1 week ago in Horror More Like This
Un mundo distópico
No fue fácil crear un ambiente para el mundo distópico causado por la ambición de Sarius, la cual raya en la locura del poder. Ese ambiente se basa en varios temas, entre los más importantes están las 5 influencias más significativas:
1- El protocolo de Kyoto, la película reportaje "Una Verdad Incómoda" de Al Gore y el filme "El Día Después de Mañana": El protocolo de Kyoto (1997), junto a dichas cintas de los 2000, que reflejan el creciente aumento de la preocupación global frente al cambio climático.
Para la historia, utilizo la fantasía y la retuerzo para resultados siniestros. Pero algunas cosas se basan en hechos reales: Un estudio multinacional llevado a cabo a finales de los 2000 demostró que si el planeta sigue calentándose con el efecto invernadero, los huracanes caribeños podrían movers
The Second Cold War Empress Tomoyo's Revelation P1With the treaty between the Neo-Soviets Tsar Republic and the Sino-Asian Federation, Chinese Premier Chen and his bodyguards of Chinese special force soldiers flew on their VTOLS back to Beijing where the China’s very own special, wonderful Empress Tomoyo awaits their return. But before upon the arrival, Empress Tomoyo became ill. Empress Tomoyo felt ill in her throne room and dropped to the floor unconscious. The SDC honorable guards and her best bodyguard, Souma, saw her fell to the floor. Tian Zhao was informed about Tomoyo’s illness and he smirk knowing that it worked. He had put a poison in her drink before Premier Chen set to Russia for a peace agreement between China and Russia. But fear of being found out, he pretend to be shock of the Empress and went to see her.The Second Cold War Empress Tomoyo's Revelation P11 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
April 19, 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Asian Republic of South and Southeast
Before Tomoyo’s illness
Meanwhile in the Asian Republic of South and Southeast Empire in the Socialist Republic of Viet
Modern Morality: A GhazalWe possessed the book of nothing that would matterModern Morality: A Ghazal3 weeks ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To those with magazines on the same matter.
The protester who faces the dark cannon
can't imagine what it means: his sprayed gray matter.
We emerge, clean as a chef's clean dishes,
Steaming, hot, sanitized against certain matter.
The scope could be infinite. But for now
It's built to scrutinize the dark matter.
Mother, only ever meant for decomposition,
Had worms make an entirely different matter.
Even the victim can't help asking
The voice in her head, "What's the matter?"
"It changes to survive," said the philospher,
"When it's done changing, it's the death of the matter."
Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch9Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch91 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Bat Cold Case pt 2
"Joe Chill, the man who murdered my parents, is dead. According to the detectives who were just here, his body was found in Philadelphia." Bruce emotionlessly told his husband as he walked over to the autobot causing Leo to looked worringly at his husband as Peter looked worringly at his brother and brother-in-law. "According to Detective Rush of the Philadelphia Police Department's Homicide Unit, before his death, Chill was last seen telling anyone who would listen that the shadows were coming after him to make sure he didn't tell anyone who hired him to murder our parents. The only shadows I know are the League of Shadows which is under the control of Ra's al Ghul." Peter explained to Leo as Bruce nodded. "If Ra's al Ghul had anything to do with the murder of our parents then he might have had something to do with Peter's kidnapping." Bruce then told his husband causing Leo to look worringly at his brother-in-law before he looked worringly at his newbor
Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch10Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch103 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Bat Cold Case pt 3
"Earth Naru Power!" yelled Molly as she put on her tiara causing the gem to glow brown as brown lights left the gem and wrapped around Molly's body transforming her into Crystal Sailor Earth.
"Earth Knight Nephrite Power!" yelled Nephrite as he threw his sword into the air causing a light brown light to leave the symbol on the middle of the sword's hilt and encase Nephrite. The light then disappeared revealing Nephrite wearing a brown mask, light brown and brown armor with light brown fingerless gloves attached to the light brown armor around his shoulders, brown boots that reached the middle of his thighs and a light brown belt. When the sword began to land Nephrite caught it causing a pair of brown wings to sprout from his back like his beloved's own wings and the Earth Knight Symbol to appear on his chest.
"Rainbow Kathleen Power!" yelled Kath as she put on her tiara causing the gem to glow rainbow colors as rainbow colored lights left the gem and wra
Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch11Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch112 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Bat Cold Case pt 4
"Kayla, I promise that I will protect you from that sick freak." Crystal Sun Knight told his girlfriend as he placed his D-Tector into a pocket in his pants and then took Crystal Sailor Sun's hands into his own causing the brunette to smile at her boyfriend just as Alex looked worringly at his brother-in-law.
"Bruce, those two detectives that were here earlier, they and their team could be in terrible danger if Ra's al Ghul finds out that they are trying to figure out who hired Joe Chill to murder our parents." Peter worringly told his brother causing Bruce to nod and then look at the Teen Titans, The Team, the scouts and the knights.
+Gotham Police Station, roof, that night+
"Are you sure this Batman will show up?" Lieutentant John Stillman of the Philadelphia Police Department's cold case squad asked Commissoner James Gordon as they, Lieutentant Stillman's team, Detective Harvey Bullock and Commissoner Gordon's daughter Barbara stood by the Bat Signal
Lyrics that fit Teen WolfI was listening to India.Arie - I Am Light and thought this fit the Teen Wolf cast really well. So I did a little thing. This is the lyrics to the song along with the characters I thought fit with what line.Lyrics that fit Teen Wolf3 weeks ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I am light, I am light [x4]
I am not the things my family did ~Allison and Chris Argent
I am not the voices in my head ~Lydia
I am not the pieces of the brokenness inside ~Derek
I am light, I am light [x4]
I'm not the mistakes that I have made ~Peter
or any of the things that caused me pain ~The Beta's
I am not the pieces of the dream I left behind ~Stiles
I am light, I am light [x4]
I am not the color of my eyes ~Scott
I am not the skin on the outside ~Jackson
I am not my age ~Sheriff Stilinski and Melissa McCall
I am not my race
my soul inside is all light
All light, all light [x2]
I am light, I am light [x2]
I am divinity defined
I am the God on the inside
I am a star, a piece of it all
I am light
Tales About The Ghost ConquistadorsThe crossover between Scooby-Doo: First Fright and Equestria Girls Film Series.Tales About The Ghost Conquistadors3 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: I don't own Scooby-Doo: First Fright or Equestria Girls Film Series.
Note: This story just using the storyline from an episode in Scooby-Doo: First Fright only.
Chapter 3 Tales About The Ghost Conquistadors
Later at the Front lawn of Canterlot High...
"Whoa!"Screamed Twilight after she's come out from the portal with Spike.
"WOW!"Said Twilight and Spike after they both saw that Canterlot High is now running by the Ghosts of the Conquistadors.
"We better get out of here!"Said Spike
"Twilight!"Said Pinkie Pie
"Quick! This way!"Said Rarity and Twilight and Spike quickly run to them before the Ghosts will see them.
"What is going on in that school?!"Asked Twilight
"We don't know but we know the persons who know about these freaks."Said Rarity
Later at the Temple of The Almoravids...
"During the Age of Discovery in 16th century at Morocco. Captain El Sol de Oro of the Spanish Empire, came with his cr
Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch13Sailor Moon: Before The Rise ch1310 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Bat Cold Case pt 6
"After being captured by the pirates, Elizabeth invoked parley and told Barbossa that she was the daughter of Bootstrap Turner and then told him that she would go with him and his crew and would also give them the coin as long as they left Port Royal. Thinking that her blood could break the curse, Barbossa kidnaped her and then took her aboard the ship before they left the port causing the governor to go to the only pirate they had for help: my ancestor Captain Jack Sparrow who agreed to help as long as the boy who captured him: my other ancestor Will Turner went with him. After getting a boat, the two sailed straight to Isle de Muerta where the other pirates found out that Elizabeth lied to them causing the pirates to try to kill her until Will stopped them and told them who he really was causing the pirates to capture him and Captain Jack Sparrow and then send Elizabeth to a deserted island where Elizabeth created a smoke signal which alerted the navy