The first time - Aomine Daiki x ReaderThe first time you noticed him was the day before school started. You had just transferred from [Country] and you were new to Tokyo. You happened to enroll in Tōō Academy as you heard they were famous for being one of the best high schools in the city. As you familiarized yourself with the area, you happened to walk by to see what appeared to be the basketball team practicing. Seeing you were familiar with the sport, you decided to check it out. When you reached the courts, you heard the squeals of girls as they watched with lovesick eyes. Frowning, you weren't sure what the fuss was about and turned your attention to the game. One male stood out from the group of boys and you felt your [eye colour] eyes widen, practically soaking the image of the boy into your brain. He was tall, about a whole foot more than yourself, with a dark shade of blue hair. You assumed his eyes were the same shade, though you couldn't tell from this angle and you hoped he wouldn't direct his attentiThe first time - Aomine Daiki x Reader22 hours ago in Short Stories
On ForgivenessIn the cool shade of a persimmon tree, a prophet sat cross-legged and silent, deep in thought. His breaths in were long. His breaths out were long. The moments between each breath in and out were longer still.On Forgiveness21 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
The prophet had been meditating like this for many hours. Then a young man with a deep sorrow in his heart approached and unburdened himself to him. There followed a lengthy silence so profound that even the leaves of the persimmon tree seemed to cease their rustling. At last the prophet said:
Over the course of your life, have you changed? If you have, then forgive. For if you, yourself, are capable of change, then so is the other person. You both came from the same earth, and will both return to it. Not to forgive someone is to believe that he cannot change; and you, yourself, cannot change, but must always be as unhappy as you are, if you do not forgive.
The young man bowed and departed. The prophet returned to his breathing.
SithVamp Reviews: TTA: How I Spent My VacationSithVamp Reviews: TTA: How I Spent My Vacation19 hours ago in Reviews & Guides
Welcome to another episode of SithVamp Reviews. Well, as the rock band Green Day would say: “Summer has come and passed”, people are going back to work, kids are going back to school, some students are even starting college, so I’ll say goodbye to this wonderful season on SithVamp Reviews too, by reviewing a movie that shows how some of my favorite cartoon characters spent Summer: this is Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation came out in 1992. The movie opens at Acme Looniversity in Acme Acres, where all the students are singing a song about waiting for the clock to strike 3. After the song, the clock indeed strikes 3 and the students are happy that school is over. Then we begin the many plots of the movie.
First off, we see Plucky walking home with Hamton, and Hamton tells Plucky that he and his family are going to a theme park called Happy World Land. When he hears this, Plucky wants to go with Hamton, but he ca
Horsey BetMary groaned as the Kentucky Golden thundered past the finish line, three places ahead of her horse, State Ticket. The brunette combed a hand through her curly hair with a loud sigh, turning to Harriet and finding an eager grin on her friend's face.Horsey Bet1 day ago in Short Stories
Mary owed her money, and though it wasn't an excessive amount it was enough for a drastic double-or-nothing. Of course, as with most of such things, it didn't end in her favor, and now Mary was looking at an oncoming TransFun serum. A horse serum, specifically.
“Well, one way or another you're clearing your debt.” Harriet, the daughter of the track's owner, winked with a chuckle in her throat and a smile on her lips. She'd booked an empty stadium for the next few hours, ensuring she and her friends would be able to ride off Mary's debts.
“Yeah, yeah.” Mary groaned. “I'd have rather paid it off without working, though...” She sighed and crossed her arms, tapping her foot idly. “So, when are we going
These Humans Are Crazy - An Asterix essayIn other words: reasons why Asterix is a great, great comic, and definitely worth your time.These Humans Are Crazy - An Asterix essay2 days ago in Reviews & Guides
My personal history with this franchise is quite ancient. Over the many years I spent in its company, I met lots of people who had at least heard of it, but very few of them were familiar with the original series and its spirit. I thought it’d be nice to have a reference post about the general theme and the main elements of one of the most brilliant European comic series of the past century.
Asterix piqued my interest when I was almost too young to read, let alone understand it. Still, all phenomena of stellar popularity have a good reason behind their success, and it is usually the fact that they speak to us universally. They have a magic touch that is noticeable to everyone, regardless of their degree of understanding.
Needless to say, I only grew to appreciate it more and more. This comic is a masterpiece of fine satire – elegant
Character references: 4#4: Draga the Solar LakuzaCharacter references: 43 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
"I don't see the future entirely, but I know the consequences of them happening. And I know for sure when I need to stand back or interrupt the process and forewarn."
Full name: Draga
No specific nicks are known to public yet
Species: Lakuza; solar type; reborn shape of the legendary Sun Lakuza
Lakuzas are the creatures reminding serpant-like beings with their physical features. They also have rather evident ressemblences with dragons, which showed up more with the passage of time and their evolution.
There are two types of Lakuzas existing - Solar one (the Lakuzas that can manipulate solar energy and have an ability to see visions of the future) and Shadow one (the Lakuzas that can manipulate shadows and see the past).
The legendary Duo of Sun and Shadow is known to be the ones t
5 Tips for Increasing Dramatic Tension in Writing5 Tips for Increasing Dramatic Tension in Your Writing5 Tips for Increasing Dramatic Tension in Writing1 day ago in Reviews & Guides
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 7 “Rules, Limits, and Stacking the Odds”
With Links to Supplementary Material
If you've got a draft of a story or a story in mind, sooner or later you will begin to realize that you might want a certain quality—a certain epic intensity that you've seen and experiences with books and movies that keep you on the edge of your seat with tremulous excitement, and then makes you feel like your mind has been blown after you are finished. But wait! Doesn't Shyamalan try to make his movies epic, and just leave his audience irritated because in doing so he makes his stories seem terribly bloated and self-absorbed? Yes! But YOU can reach epic tension without making your story self-pleasuring and pretentious
The Atheist Agenda - Are you kidding me?The Atheist AgendaThe Atheist Agenda - Are you kidding me?1 day ago in Articles & Interviews
Posted: 08/31/2015 11:23 am EDT
Lisa R. Petty
Blogger at LisaRPetty.com
Recently, I watched CNN Special Report: Atheists: Inside the World of Non-Believers. I figured it was going to be a serious, in-depth look at atheism. After all, the show has TWO colons in its title. That is serious. While the show was a pretty fair look at atheism, there are some things that just weren't fully discussed. So, I would like to give you my take on being an atheist.
Atheist Agenda - Some religious folks think that atheists have some sort of agenda to take away religion. This is simply not true. Most atheists do not care if people worship God, or Tinkerbell, or cheese, they just want God to stay out of their lives and government. In other words, atheists don't want religion forced on them, and it is in many ways, like:
"In God we trust" on currency
"Under God" in the Pledge
Adventures in Bronyism, Waifuism and Tulpamancy 3A thought form or 'tulpa' in the internet sense is an interesting mental construct. In essence, a thought form is like an imaginary friend like the kind you would have during early childhood, only one that has been “burned” or “wired” into your mind through highly concentrated and directed thought. Most tulpas (or tulpae?) are intended to be seen, heard and be capable of parallel processing. A tulpa that has been developed to the most extreme extent is said to be able to even take control of the host. A good number of these “tulpamancers” claim to be able to even switch places with their tulpa and have the thought form run their lives without any input from the original “software”, albeit this last one seems a little hard to believe if you ask me.Adventures in Bronyism, Waifuism and Tulpamancy 322 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The end goal of tulpamancy is to create an advanced, sentient hallucination with complete form to be a companion and aide to you, the “host”. People do this for a variety of reasons,
Trailblaze II - Chapter 22Trailblaze II - Chapter 222 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
Chapter: 22 Death Wish
The undead Huns marched in perfect synchronization. Each monstrous step sent a shiver down Tomas' spine. He stood firm, watching the massive army inch closer to the Imperial capital. He looked over at Zi. As brave as she was, even Zi could not mask the fear within as she too observed the army. Tomas reached over and held her hand, reassuringly squeezing it. She turned with solemn nod, one which he mimicked. A war horn blared, startling Tomas and Zi into squeezing each other's hand tighter.
"Find Shan Yu. He's our only chance at ending this." said Tomas.
A scout waved a banner from the highest tower. Mulan acknowledged the signal, "We're in range."
"ARCHERS!" ordered Shang.
Playing with fire 2Playing with Fire 2Playing with fire 21 day ago in Short Stories
The horror I felt was barely describable. Christine could just as well have put me face to face with a hungry crocodile; the terror would have been the same. Only crocodiles had the advantage of being sated and tired eventually. This thing, though... It was pure and utter evil. All I'd wanted to do was to pay my girlfriend a short visit, and what I got was the sight of her holding the tool of darkness - again.
"What?" My girlfriend grinned mischievously. "You look as if you've seen the devil."
"I have!" I managed to blurt out and pointed a trembling finger at the abomination in her closed fist. "You hold him in your hands!!!"
"Oh, this?" Christine waved the wand about, prompting me to jump back a couple of steps, terrified. I definitely didn't want to be a
Skeptic Speaks LoveThey say love costs nothing.Skeptic Speaks Love2 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
But it cost me everything.
Poverty is ugly at every angle.
Who said love is beautiful?
Don't trust it, it lies both to you and your counterpart.
Don't give it hope, it robs both your dream and expectations.
Don't embrace it, it strips you naked and throws you out on the cold streets of reality.
Oh the perfect fraudulence of love.
And do you know why it scams you?
Because the one you love and the one who loves you are never the same person.
Love. I shudder at the thought of it.
Trust me and listen:
Wake up. There is no such thing.
A Close Encounter with the Toothless KindDating after divorce is a massive adventure into the unknown. Forget the New Horizons spacecraft venturing beyond Pluto and into the Kuiper Belt. Forget the anticipation of discovering a new form of life because I have beaten the spacecraft to it. My own adventure into dating websites led me to a new form of life hitherto only seen in nightmares and science fiction movies. The discovery of this actually existing in real life was a massive shock.A Close Encounter with the Toothless Kind2 days ago in Short Stories
I had this vision you see, of dating a conglomerate super hero: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Thor, Green Lantern, The Hulk, Captain America all rolled into one. Friends warned me that superheroes did not exist in real life. And they were right. What did I get instead? The Dribbler!!!
Prior to this, I had dated amoebas, various forms of bacteria and even a type of sentient plankton, so my hopes were not exactly at a high level for the next date. But I did expect a life form that I was familiar with and felt reasonably comfortable
Being HelpfulBeing helpful is noble... but it's also one of the most personal and complicated things in my life.Being Helpful7 hours ago in Academic Essays
I'm an ambivert, I need time for myself, and interaction with too many people drains me out. If someone is in a very hard situation, that makes me utterly sad and depressed. I like to be in my own, safe environment for times.
I like to help but I don't want people to be too grateful or even worse, think that I'm the only rescue for them. That's a burden. I don't need it. And as the ultimate truth says, no one can help people, who don't want to help themselves...
Many times, you can make a mistake when helping someone. If you're an ignorant, you can hurt people. If you help too much, they'll get too dependent... so many variables...
The whole world is full of people and technology that could solve most of our social problems in a year. But the problem lies in the society itself.
There are too many hidden agendas, greedy people, people pretending to need help and simple haters; or just som
Romance Writing Prompt List1. Heart FlutteringRomance Writing Prompt List1 day ago in Reviews & Guides
2. Hand Holding
3. First Date
5. The Moment I Knew
6. First Kiss
10. No Other One for Me
11. Love Song
12. I Want to Be with You Forever
14. For Eternity
15. Happily Ever After
What Is Narration?A food for thought post, inspired by my col. comp class. Well in simple terms, Narration is of course the view point of the story told by, of course, the story teller. Narration can come in different outlooks, such as 1st person or 3rd person view. For example, it can be told by the main character of the story who explains in there own words. Another example is when the story is told from the main character or a different character who explains the story through their experiences.What Is Narration?2 days ago in Reviews & Guides
To me, I also believe narration can have multiple view points if you will, such as 2 people narrating, multiple characters explaining what they see, and so on. Obviously, when looking at it in this sort of way, the narration can be quite different. Below I will describe a scenario of how this can occur.
Narrator 1- "I saw it, it was then that I saw Billy take out his gun and blow Mark's head clean off with a single shot and blood went everywhere!!!"
Narrator 2- "Billy stood there, provoked by Mark. It came do
Cover My Eyes (Seven)Loud creaking. It sounded as if someone was walking through the room, but each time she looked, no one was there. She soon ignored it. But then came another distraction. A feeling. The feeling as if someone was there, right next to her. She opened her eyes often, and though no one was there, she felt as if she was staring right into someone's eyes.Cover My Eyes (Seven)2 days ago in Introductions & Chapters
And she was terrified. Terrified each time she opened her eyes, expecting to see the woman, herself, watching her. The green eyes that shone under the filth and blood.
Kara got up at noon the next day. She had not slept well because of the creaking and the fear, the feeling that she was not alone. And for all she knew, perhaps she wasn't. This house was something out of horror. And she hated it. She could not stay here for much longer. She wanted to go to town as soon as possible, and hoped dearly that someone would know who she was. Though she knew that she would have to be wary of anyone that did notice her, in case it was the one w
To tame a giant: Prologue Years ago, two worlds lived in peace. Giants and humans were close as brother and sister. Then, the giants and humans realized something about each other: one, the giants realized they liked the taste of humans. Two, the humans realized that after wearing a giant down, then uttering the ancient words of servitude, “Sanguine coniuncti sumus”, or “We are united by blood”, the giants would become much more powerful, and would be forced into a state of servitude or partnership with the human that bonded them.To tame a giant: Prologue 2 days ago in Short Stories
As expected, conflict amongst the giants and humans erupted soon after. The giants, who felt they were too powerful to be controlled by the humans, and the humans, who were sick of being treated like no more than livestock to the giants. There was a great war between the two powerful races, which ended rather quickly, with the downfall of the humans, who were truly no match for their giant opponent
My thoughts on Terra from Teen TitansDisclaimer: I don't own Teen Titans. This is all my opinion and only my opinion. If you like Terra, power to you.My thoughts on Terra from Teen Titans2 days ago in Reviews & Guides
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR SEASON 2 OF TEEN TITANS AHEAD
I'm a big Teen Titans fan. It was a smart, splendid, atmospheric kid's show with beautiful animation, complex storylines, and the most badass version of Robin ever put in any form of media that I've ever seen about the him. But most fans agree that where Teen Titans really succeeded was in just how freakin awesome all the characters were. (My personal favourite is Raven. Raven is awesome) But not only were they awesome, we also know that they were more complex then your average kids-cartoon-character-from-a-show-that-aired-in-the-2000s. They had deep, dark problems with meaningful solutions, and we always got the satisfaction of seeing them face their metaphorical and literal demons, and giving us dramatic, tragic, or heart-warming conclusions to their story arcs. But, in season two, the show introduced a new character tha
When a Demigod Dreams Chapter 6Guess whose back!! Sorry I was gone so long, school started and I’ve been busy but this chapter has been driving nuts. So without any hesitation or deviation I give you the next chapter.When a Demigod Dreams Chapter 68 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Disclaimer: I do not own the Percy Jackson series.
Chapter 6: The Journey Begins
“You have been determined. Poseidon, Earthshaker, Stormbringer, Father of Horses. Hail Kai McLane Son of the Sea God.”
My eyes snapped open with fear only to see a wooden ceiling. Out of shock and habit I quickly scanned my surroundings to realize I was back in my cabin. The sound my heart was pounding in my ears as I ran my hands through my hair trying to get a grip on reality. The dream still flashing through my mind like a hurricane.
“Thank the gods it was all a dream.” Releasing a sigh in relief, “Dreaming I was the son of Poseidon as well as the great grandson of Somnus has got to be the weirdest thing I’ve dreamt yet.” I
Before You Ask Her...Before You Ask Her...1 day ago in Short Stories
Nobody really knew who started it. After the fact, some members of the household asserted with acute certainty that it had to have been Miles, because he was always going to be a source of contention in a particular bird kid's mind. Others claimed it couldn't have been, because Miles' guilt complex would've made him back down the second it began. Still someone else claimed that Zarek couldn't have possibly instigated such a thing, being as passive and fatherly as he was. Another said he might be up to such a challenge with the whole situation surrounding something of such vast importance.
It didn't really matter who started it either way, because it had come to this now, and it was such a riveting conversation that Alex, Orion, and Viria were all curled up against the hood of the door in the next room. The trio hadn't planned on eavesdropping and had just wandered to the kitchen to get a snack, but when the opportunity presented itself, their ringleader just couldn't pass up
Randomness 4((A/N: This is all just for fun and may have some OOC moments. Please do not take them seriously.))Randomness 43 days ago in Short Stories
Ragna: I swear you guys Hamish is the spitting image of his father!
Noel: Calm down Ragna, he’s just a kid
Asuna: Yeah he’s just trying to do new things
Sherlock: Is there something wrong with him?
Me: Nothing except he takes after you
Ragna: whatever…*sips his coffee*
Hamish: *walks by* By the way I put some sleeping powder in your coffee…
Ragna: *spits out his coffee* What?!?!?!?!??!?!
Hamish: Yes, I did an experiment on your coffee…*runs off*
Ragna: GET BACK HERE YOU TWERP!!!!!!!!*chases Hamish*
Sherlock:*groans* I swear why he is like this?
Me: Like I said he takes after you…
*Asuna and Noel sweat dropped*
Snowy: You know what Jensen, even though you’re famous like me you STILL get more attention than me! Everyone thinks you’re great and better than me!
Veronica: *keeping a straight face*
Snowy: You want to know what