7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist7 Steps to Creating a Great Protagonist8 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 3 “Characters” – Section 3 “The Protagonist”
With Links to Supplementary Material
So I've talked about a couple types of protagonists, and how to create them: Heroes and Antiheroes. As well as what types of Character to Use or to Avoid. But not every Protagonist will be a hero or antihero. Today, I'm
Darth Vader VS Link: One Minute MeleeDarth Vader VS Link: One Minute Melee22 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today was going to be the day that Ganondorf was going to conquer Hyrule, the day he would keep Zelda for himself, the day that Link would fall.... If only someone hadn't killed him before he could get the chance. If someone hadn't covered the wall in Ganondorf's blood.
Emporer Palpatine had taken throne, and he also had his sights on Hyrule. Stormtroopers were already sent to villages, Boba Fett was already nuking a bunch of people because Boba Fett, and Darth Vader was sent to clash against the hero of Hyrule....
Of course, a terrified village that just-so-happened to have a massive Colosseum obliged and invited Link to the fight. Link had already set out to go against Emporer Palpatine, so Vader was going to be like the "First Boss", at least he hoped.
On the day of the fight, the first one who arrived was Link, green tunic, Master Sword, Hylian Shield, weapons and all.
The starvation of angelsThe starvation of angels6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The starvation of angels
Soft beeping from my alarm work me that morning. The same sounds as always, a pulsing of noise that was liked to a heartbeat. Over the years I'd grown used to the noise signifying another day at the station. I was positive about my lack of work, but I could just feel some new and horrific case would be looming over me soon. Turning my clock off to prevent waking my slumbering wife I pulled myself out of bed and got dressed; I had breakfast and read the news, old cases printed on the cover. Almost in sync with my need to get up and head over to the station a knock came at my door, "Back to the grind." I hummed as I kicked my shoes on.
On opening the door I found my old work partner, a spry woman in her late thirties with curly red hair pulled back into a pony tail. She wore a light brown coat and a sweet smile. "Morning Harrison." She chirped before pushing a coffee into my hands. "Boys want you over at Saints Lane apartment block, seems they found a body."
The Legend of Topseiz: Crystal Reflections part 1PrologueThe Legend of Topseiz: Crystal Reflections part 17 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Topsiez…a place filled with magic and wonders. And thanks to the courage shown by the young girls known as Erin Bobcat Prower, Miyuki Hoshizora, Akane Hino, Yayoi Kise, Nao Midorikawa, and Reika Aoki, the darkness that tried to destroy this land was beaten…along with the reform of three once feared beings.
However, a new dark force will soon rise…and I fear the girls’ light alone won’t be enough.
Course, seeing the force rising…can you even call it a new force? Or an old one simply returning…must like the other lights that may be needed to stop the two sisters known as the great Despairs…”
In the ruins of what appeared to be once a kingdom, someone was looking around the place, appearing to be bored out of her mind. The person was a teenage girl with blue eyes and long, thick, strawberry blonde hair tied in two pigtails, with bear hair clips (The left being sapphire blue while the right was ruby red), an
Fables: The WallThe WallFables: The Wall10 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The placid concrete wall set to separate the playground from the junk yard stood high, with shadows dark and long, and rough to even the lightest touch. On either side, a few would at some point in time puke, piss, shit, and sometimes even fuck on it. Others just picked and kicked at the embedded rock in their way, pulling out chunks to mindlessly throw over the barrier or at each other in playful savagery.
Over the elongated years, the wall, though groping at the last of its pride with all its might, dwindled into ruin. Cracks formed along the top and bottom, almost meeting in intricate veins of desolation. Gouged out caverns shaded the rock, corners and splotches of the surface discolored with multiple sickly hues. Pockets of each side seeped into the other, slowly.
Eventually, this broken down wall was torn away from the face of the earth completely and rapidly rebuilt; higher, taller, thicker. But like its ancestor, it too was sluggishly demolished into a crumbling
Fade to BlackFade to Black8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
As the cloth went over my eyes, I let out a muffled gasp, matched by Jess as she sat next to me, and I wondered what was going to happen next.
They took me by surprise, putting the folded scarf over my eyes from behind me, but I couldn’t do anything to stop them, say anything to say how uncomfortable I felt about this. In fact, I was now completely at their mercy, and all I could do was pray they had some.
Mercy, that is...
To calm my nerves, I tried to think about everything that had happened today. Mom and I had gone to a charity luncheon at the Country Club. Mom’s on one of those charity committees that seem to exist solely to occupy the time of the Stepford Wives, as some of my friends rather cruelly call them.
At any rate, she had invited me to come to this one, as I was home from college and at a loose end, so I eventually (after much argument) agreed. It must have been about eleven when I came into the front room of the house.
Trailblaze - Chapter: 2Trailblaze - Chapter: 219 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter: 2 Royal Proposal
Tomas wearily pushed open the door to his forge. He slammed it behind him and staggered forth. His body ached from the beating he had taken, and he could feel a stream of blood trickling down a cut on is cheek. He quickly grabbed a washcloth and dressed his wound. The blacksmith leaned over a barrel of water and washed his face. The liquid rippled until his reflection became clear. Tomas gazed down at it with solemn eyes, as if searching for purpose...for reason.
He took a deep breath and huffed. After a disgruntled cough, he whispered, "What have you done, Tomas?" His question remained unanswered as he hobbled to his cot and gazed up at the ceiling. Arendelle was quiet now. All that remained boisterous were his thoughts and fears. His heart beat like a rigorous drum, sickening himself with each pound. He whispered once more, "What have you done
Gakuen!Hetalia X Skatepunk!reader“Okay, that will be all for today, enjoy your weekend,” the teacher said as the last bell rang as the students cheered before flying out the classroom for a well-deserved weekend.Gakuen!Hetalia X Skatepunk!reader4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You walked towards your locker stuffing your books inside before grabbing your skateboard with one of your favorite designs on the bottom also pulling out your head phones resting them on your neck.
You made your way towards the school gate with a relaxing weekend in mind but your own personal bully just had to wait for you. It was (B/n), the most popular girl at school acting like the queen bee because her dad was the most richest guy in town and daddy’s little girl thought she owned the school as her own personal stage with her as the leading female.
“Ooh, girls. It’s ours favorite genderbend freak,” she called out in her annoying lady-like voice making sure everyone was looking as her girl squad laughed along with her.
“Ugh, Piss off. Princess,” you gru
Things I NeverA father,Things I Never4 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
[TGB] A New WorldNothing could have prepared the former Green-Earth for this day. Day for day, he had struggled, memories of Marianna's death haunting him. Memories of the cats who had failed to protect themselves because he had not trained them well enough. The blue pelted tom was certain he was a good guard. It was why Kokkinos had chosen him to train the cats of Earth Tribe at the side of Taren, who was no longer among the living. He was certain all the flaws he saw in himself were demons that his own brain had created. But recently, he had found that these demons did not only reside in himself, but also in someone who was dear to him, someone who loathed this world as it was. Aoba had been too blind to notice. His own demons had consumed him, and he had found comfort in forgiveness, in foolish affection for cats that shared his youth. A carefree life, it was what he had tried to find as he suppressed the decisions he had to make, as he blanked out the problems the cats around him were going through[TGB] A New World1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
Twilight Swarm Chapter 2Twilight Swarm Chapter 26 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Chapter 2: The Twilight Realm
(Disclaimer! I own nothing of Nintendo or any quotes you may recognize!!)
I was looking up at the sky. “Its times like this that make me miss the old days where I was younger,” I said to myself. Joe came up to me. “I hear you’re going on a trip today,” he said. “That’s right,” I said. I was going to Hyrule Castle, a place where I’ve never been in my life. “How’s about we finish up the work for today,” he said. “Sure thing,” I said. I jumped on Gale and we rounded up all the goats. After a few minutes I was finally done. “Thanks for the help,” he said. “No prob,” I said as I started to head back to town. Saria saw us coming back.
The mayor saw me. “So I see you’re ready for your trip Mr. Shay,” he said. “Yep,” I said. Saria petted Gale. “You have a long journey ahead of you,” said Saria, “But I’m s
Duda¿Que es la duda? Un sentimiento que no te deja estar tranquilo, un sentimiento que lo unico que hace es estar ahi para molestarte, para ponerte a pensar, la duda es una cosa de la que no estas seguro, algo que sabes que la respuesta puede ser la que esperabas o no, una respuesta a alguna pregunta que solo alberga tu mente dejando a la imaginacion millones de respuestas, donde solo una es la correcta, o donde ninguna de esas respuestas es la correcta.Duda21 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
La duda es un sentimiento que nos frustra, nos puede hacer enojar o hacer felices, nos puede traer negatividad o positivismo,es una inseguridad que alberga en tu interior, una inseguridad que solo preguntando se puede quitar.
Pero que pasa cuando la duda la tienes tu y solo la puedes resolver tu, cuando tienes millones de respuestas pero no sabes cual es la correcta o si hay otras opciones, cuando lo unico que haces es dudar y dudar sin saber que contestarte, que pasa cuando la duda que alberga en tu interior solo puede ser contestada
Starcrossed || SeventeenRows of men and women alike were encased behind walls of glass, isolated in their individual cells like discarded dogs. The prison was dark, with cameras every five feet and blue backlights behind every cell. The blue light was supposed to be calming, but the prisoners seemed just as unhappy to be locked away as before the update.Starcrossed || Seventeen12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The growl of conversation below that conglomerated was silent to a pair of blue eyes that watched over it all from the highest floor. Ambon eyed up select prisoners, reading body language and mouth curses. She could practically see their crimes laid out before her like a stat sheet.
"Secretary?" A deep voice beckoned her attentions elsewhere. Ambon unfolded her hands from behind her back and shook her tangled thoughts from mind. She had a job to do, and she intended to do it correctly. Even though it seemed like she was fighting this battle alone sometimes.
The elevator was here. She boarded alongside her large assistant, inserting a microchip sized glass key
Archie Sonic's Character Study: Rotor and AntoineArchie Sonic's Character Study: Rotor and Antoine1 day ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Let me ask a question. Does anyone like Rotor? I don’t mean do you tolerate him. I mean, would he even land in your top 50 sonic characters? Rotor seems to rarely get attention the fans and the writers. I have seen people do entire retrospectives and art pieces on Satam cast but forget him or throw him on at the last minute. The writers seem to not know what to do with him as he still hasn’t had any focus or a storyline around his character establishment or growth. Why? Because there isn’t anything to him.
Like Sally, Rotor doesn’t have anything to his character, however, unlike Sally, I don’t think any disagrees with this. I have gotten into and witnessed several conversations about what could be done to fix him and make him relevant to the story. Many people usually argue that it’s because that Tails ended up replacing him when Tails was established as a tech genius in the 1999 reboot. Although, I disagree for two reasons. First, Sally ended up rep
Bro-some 4: Legend of Hex Island - Part 1It was a quiet evening. Sergio had invited his friends Mike, Numa and Dalton over his house to pass the day together.Bro-some 4: Legend of Hex Island - Part 15 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Nothing like spending the day with some friends, right?" said Sergio
"Yeah, it's been a long time since we don't do these." replied Numa
"So what could we do?" asked Dalton
"How about we have some Smash Bros matches? We can go out after that!" suggested Mike
"Sounds like a good idea!" replied Sergio
Elsewhere, in the fabled location known as Hex Island, a group of people was gathered. One of them revealed to be Alfonso Koopa, Sergio's arch-nemesis.
"I am glad you could eventually arrive, gentlemen and-" said Alfonso as he turned around and saw that something was strange "Wait, where's Yokorona?"
"I'm afraid Ms Oniika couldn't come to your meeting." said a man in black clothes and purple hair "Let's say she was in a... Traffic jam."
Elsewhere, Yokorna Oniika was stuck inflated in a hallway and some girl was looking at her.
"What are you looking at?!" said Yokorona grump
The new girl Part 7The stench was so strong that the two girls had to wear a scarf over their noses to keep conscious, but even so, the pile of socks smelled so horrible that Tiffany and Eve felt dizzy as they put the socks into the washing machine as quickly as possible! Especially Eve was pretty overstrained by the work Alana had given them to clear their guilt... Even with the filtered air through the scarf every breath seemed to weaken her whole body as the reek conquered her nose! The room moved before Eve's eyes as if she was drunk and she even thought to see a green gas cloud ascending from the socks...The new girl Part 713 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"T-This is just... unreal...", she gasped as Tiffany put the last socks into the washer, "I mean, Alana said that these were the socks from the last week, but I've counted almost fifty pair of socks!"
"Well", Tiffany answered, "I guess she had to change them several times a day, or otherwise the stench would easily knock out the entire school!" She laughed sardonic although even she didn't know if
Short RiddleYou can start itShort Riddle5 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
But never finish
You can write it
And never read it
The Land before time - Production HistoryTHE LAND BEFORE TIME debuted November 18, 1988 and faced off against Disney's newest feature, OLIVER AND COMPANY. In the first head to head battle with Disney, Bluth and Spielberg proved a formidable team. It would be a close race, and the last for the duo that re-animated an industry.The Land before time - Production History21 hours ago in Historical More Like This
During production of AN AMERICAN TAIL talk began of the next feature with Spielberg. Amblin was interested in doing something with dinosaurs, which they saw as a popular topic with children. Again, Spielberg saw animation as mostly a child's medium, much to the disappointment of Don and others.
Spielberg's first concept was doing a film like BAMBI, only with dinosaurs. It would tell the story of a young dinosaur growing up in prehistoric times; similar to the dynamics of the "Rite of Spring" sequence in Disney's FANTASIA. In fact, Spielberg envisioned the entire film with no dialogue.
From this rough concept, the film grew to include several young dinosaurs. Eventually it was believed that
Otherworlde: Pins and Needles≫Every graduation, there was a dance. A dance to celebrate the progress of the students who had worked hard all of their years to get to this spot, to get to this prestigious moment, and everyone was invited. This term, a friend of his in Dion was graduating, and so Avery felt a need to go to this graduation -- even if he hadn't seen Dion in a while.Otherworlde: Pins and Needles22 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
But like every dance, he needed to have a date. His first choice was not, contrary to whispered popular belief, Drake, but instead someone else.
Thus found Avery pushing open the doors to the library, where he assumed there might be a brightly colored girl inside. Drake was cheering up a lot lately, so he wanted to spend more time with his other friends -- this one in particular. He hadn't seen her in a month, after all (equating to three months, in Otherworlde's time).
Avery nibbled on his lips, closing the door behind him. Was Lucy here? He hoped so -- the longer the hunt for her would be, the more nerve wracked he'd feel.
Leo and Usagi's Lame AdventureLeo and Usagi's Lame Adventure2 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Not every foray into Wonderland is necessarily wonderful...
Written for :iconwriter-nexus: with the prompt being Let's Go On A Mission by AnoSheakai
Beneath a tree our hero slept quite soundly
When a smartly-dressed hare came a-bounding
"Come with me!" he cried so profoundly
"Or we'll be late for an adventure most astounding!"
A world filled with strangeness and wonder Leo espied
Aghast he said, "where the heck am I this time?"
"Hurry Leo-san!" The most anxious rabbit cried
"And why am I compelled to speak in rhyme?"
"Leo-san, there is no time to explain!
Now hurry, or we'll be late for the game!"
"B-but, why am I dressed like a french maid!?
And wherever you're taking me better not be lame!"
"Its a pinafore Leo-san," the rabbit tersely said
and on down the lane he led the confused terrapin
"She awaits," he went on, "now hurry, or you'll lose y
A father's 'mistake'There once was a man, who he had a son that he loved very much. The man had worked as a Bridge master for the railroads. For his son, he loved the trains, and the people who traveled on them. The people who were lonely, angry, grieving, confused, and selfish. Fate lured a tragic mistake.A father's 'mistake'22 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
A young boy, was making his way down the tracks to a small train station, he skipped excitedly kicking his tail coat up behind him. His stomach rose with excitement, he saw the station just a little bit away from where he was.
Making his way up on the wooden dock the sun reflected on the boy's ginger hair and freckled face. He had gotten onto his hands and knees and began to look over the dock looking into the water. "Finlay, be careful and don't fall in." Finlay looked up and saw a familiar face, It was his father smiling and leaning out of the station's window.
"We haven't been busy all day." The father sighed as he slumped down in the window seal some more. "that's okay" Finlay
Meet your MentorRain847(Neri POV) said the following:Meet your Mentor17 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Neri waited for her mentor, sitting at the entrance of the camp, she had told the leader that she didn't want a ceremony, not wanting to make it a big deal. Tempestas hesitantly agreed. Later, he had told her mentor and herself about the training separately. Damasen, her new mentor, had gone out on a dawn patrol before she woke so now Neri waited for him to return. I wonder what he'll start with.. the territory? Or maybe he'll teach me how to hunt! Her paws itched to run, being cooped up in camp for about two days, not counting the day she joined the Empires, but the she-cat pushed past it, saving her energy for later.
Soon, Neri began to doze, staring blankly at one of the dens, stiff now. Her gaze was clear and gave nothing away, she didn't move from that spot, not noticing the cold snow seeping into her thick fur.
ValkyrieMoon(Damasen POV) said the following:
Damasen had been given the news of his new task the previous night. H
(RP Journal/Story) Falling into a strange world You went home from school and all of the sudden a dark mirror stands in the front of you in the street.(RP Journal/Story) Falling into a strange world 1 day ago in Short Stories More Like This
You decide to investigate the strange mirror that appeared all of the sudden of the nowhere.
As you step closer to the mirror you can see your own reflection. The reflection of yourself seems to be yourself
but it´s just a trick and all of the sudden the reflection grabs your arm and you land into the dark mirror.
The truth is the mirror in that your own reflection dragged your is a portal to a another word who is
very strange and mysterious. As you land in the strange (to mention which is filled with darkness and around the town are living bad
humans and demons), you decide to look around the area. You are scared and very unsure what to do next. You walk around the streets in the dark city and you didn´t paid attention for a while and bumped into someone.
"Ow! That hurts! Are you stupid and blind to bump into me?!?! You are stupid as hell!" The person yells.
As you look cl