Tournament of ChampionsTournament of ChampionsTournament of Champions4 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At Kannon Corp, Kain was busy running a Duel simulation, further testing out his new Number. According to the data, this was one of several simulations today with a win percentage of roughly 75%. The simulation ended shortly afterward with the result displaying as a win. He gained a rough smile, picking up his deck and Extra Deck from the simulator. On the bottom of the deck was his trusty Blue-Eyes White Dragon, while at the bottom of the Extra Deck was his Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon. He reviewed the data one more time before placing both sets of cards back into his Infinity Disk.
He said to himself, “Not too shabby. This new Number of mine has significantly boosted my decks already incredible firepower. Django may regret giving me this Number soon, but on the bright side, at least he’s finally realized that I’m a perfect match with a Number. While I would feel better if the win percentage was 100% without question, considering
IntroductionIntroduction5 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
NOTHING MAKES SENSE in the world. Some people say one thing, then others say something else, and the rest of us are caught in the middle wondering if we’re supposed to fend for ourselves or help others. If the egg came before the chicken, or the other way around. If we should accept ourselves the way we are, or try to change. And is there even such a thing as true love, or is that as big of a myth as happily ever after? Then again, I’ve found that the world is typically too busy making dollars to bother making any sense. People will come up with some proverbial life lesson or another, and it will invariably conflict with another one, and so on and so forth. But nobody really cares because the lesson they choose to learn “is the right one”.
Well I care. I care because it’s so damn confusing to live in this conflict we call life. That’s the one thing I know to be true. Life is conflicting and painful.
Now, I know that pain isn’t a story, b
The Gifted: Utopia - Chapter FourteenEven though he estimated there had to be around two hundred or more employees and technicians in the complex not including security personnel, the halls were always empty and every footstep seemed to reverberate off the grey concrete walls. Dr. Mann felt as if he was walking the hallways of a long abandoned prison. Every time he had to navigate his way somewhere in the immense building that thought crossed his mind.The Gifted: Utopia - Chapter Fourteen1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room he stopped at today was one he had never been to before. The sign on the door said simply, Holding & Containment. He knocked twice in quick succession and a sliding view port opened and two dark eyes peered out at him, before finally unlatching the door and allowing him entry.
Inside was a small guard station with four security guards and a bank of monitors, which showed almost every hallway in the building. The dark eyed guard crossed the small claustrophobic room and unlatched a second door opposite of Dr. Mann.
Mann nodded thanks and proceeded through and into a
OUTWORLD: DARK PLANET Pt. 12OUTWORLD: DARK PLANET Pt. 125 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
OUTWORLD: DARK PLANET
OUTWORLD SCIENTIFIC AUTHORITY
Doreen Mundie (female Jackal, age 27)
Rodolfo Valance (male Alsatian, age 29)
Hachi Sedge (female Arctic Fox, age 26)
Oliver Conroy (male Red Panda, age 31)
SUBTECHNOLOGY MINING COMPANY
Sean Hayes (male Greyhound, age 35)
Sally Racket (female German Shepherd, age 24)
Aaron Davis (male Tabby Cat, age 27)
Fleur Marlow (female Newfoundland, age 30)
19TH APRIL 7074, PORT DUBROVNIK, SEDALIA STATION
Rodolfo edged out to the alley entrance and peeked out into the street. The noise in the distance was definitely coming closer, Doreen thought as she peered out behind him. The street was deserted save for a few service workers, but they were picking up on the sounds of trouble and making an escape. “I don’t think we’re going back the way we came,” Rodolfo said unnecessarily.
Doreen sniffed. “Maybe we should keep moving.”
Rodolfo nodded. “I like the way you think, Miss Mundi
Journey to the Deep Dark - Ch. 10 - NEVERMORE.*Ian*Journey to the Deep Dark - Ch. 10 - NEVERMORE.3 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The man's house was small. I felt like I had just walked into a brig or something because it was all stone. The windows had bars on them. He didn't have many possessions at all, and as he walked in, he didn't take off his cloak. It didn't seem like he came home to this place often.
"You're welcome to stay here overnight." He said.
"Is this where you live?" I asked.
"Technically." The man replied. "But if that were the case, I wouldn't come home often."
"Who are you?" Husky asked. "What's your name?"
The man sighed. "Just call me Nevermore." He said.
"Nevermore?" I scrunched up my nose. "Like in The Raven?"
"Very good, yes." Nevermore said. He looked back at Husky. "So what do you need?"
"We want to know where the portal to the Deep Dark is." Husky said.
Nevermore raised an eyebrow at him. "You don't know?" He asked. "You of all people?
KRU:RO-Chapter One: Page TwoWhen the troops finally returned to their home planet, Kyra was left with an unshakable, empty feeling in the pit of her stomach. The way Dante had spoken to her, the way he looked at her, it was like his whole perspective of her and their friendship changed to something almost non existent and irrepairable. There had been ten years between the time they were best of friends to merely coworkers. Less than acquaintances.KRU:RO-Chapter One: Page Two39 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She tried to ignore the feeling, going back to her mindset that she had been alone to fend for herself and nothing was going to stop her from reaching her goals. She had worked too hard to let anything, or anyone, stand in her way. She was merely twenty years old, already a Corporal, and she had a teenage sister to take care of, she wasn't about to lose sight of what really mattered. Not over some guy that she had long forgotten. But he wouldn't leave her mind, he wasn't just 'some guy' and it frustrated her; she hated loose end
Phoenix Reborn CH 6“Morning Warden,” the girl says as she strolls in and takes a seat in one of the cracked leather chairs in front of Warden Pequin’s desk. She leisurely leans back in the chair and crosses her leg.Phoenix Reborn CH 66 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“It’s the afternoon,” the Warden snaps back. The girl instantly sits upright again and uncrosses her legs. “But then you wouldn’t know that, having been asleep.” The girl leans forward in her chair.
“I was tired,” she says quickly, “Besides,” she rests back into the chair, “it was a long ways to walk.” The warden pulls open her file and jots down a few notes before responding.
“You made it six days before they reported you missing.” He looks up at her. “What was it this time? Did it just not “feel” right or was the work “too hard,” he says sarcastically before folding his hands together over her paperwork.” The girl sits forward in her chair again.
The Heroes We Can Afford: In Every Eden, EpilogueIt was Khadija Safawa who first broke the silence.The Heroes We Can Afford: In Every Eden, Epilogue3 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“You blame me, don't you?”
Susan Ngn was a long time in responding. When she did it was almost too quiet to hear.
“Yes.” Her eyes never left Morgan's face.
“Thought you might.” Khadija paused and waited for an answer. When none came, she continued.
“You have to know it was all his choice to get involved in all this. I tried to turn him aside from it. But you knew Morgan, he never would be told, would he?”
“'Won't' be told. Will not. Present tense. He's not dead.” She reached out to lightly brush her fingers along the contours of the still mask of Morgan's face.
“No, I suppose not.” For the first time since she had entered the hospital ward Khadija let her eyes sink down to Morgan. He looked peaceful. But for the tubes in his nose and mouth, and the exaggerated, mechanical rhythm of his breathing, she would have thought him asleep.
“Perhaps it would be kinder
Electrical Issues, Part 5Somebody nudged my shoulder.Electrical Issues, Part 56 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I jumped back suddenly, clutching the edges of the tabletop so tightly that my claws left divots in the glass. I had to relax myself slowly, worried I might break something if I let out all the energy too quickly.
Sorien had taken a step back from me, tense and trying to keep some distance away. I let out a long sigh and let my paws rest on the tabletop.
“Sorry,” I said, a bit sullenly.
“What was that about?” Iris asked, her voice a little strained.
I blinked a few times and shook my head, “Bad dreams.”
“I thought you were meditating,” Connor said.
“Badly.” I corrected, “I let my mind wander too close to home.”
“Isn’t that supposed to be a good thing?” Sorien asked, rotating his hand a bit while he searched for words, “Self-discovery and all?”
“Not for me,” I said, “Some things are better left undiscovered. Ever had a recurring nightmare?&
Fictional charries analogize RLElena and Raul scurry around trying to restart critical systems.Fictional charries analogize RL13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Suddenly a monitor comes on:
Maureen (her text comes out as fast as a line printer): "Maureen: While we were disconnected: 2 Fairnesses timed out and were removed due to lack of communication"
Someone in room: "She can do that?"
Raul: "Yes, was Favorite related code that ported over unmodified. Is in there to clean out any "dead rauls" so everything runs cleaner."
Raul clacks out on keyboard "Maureen, shut down Fairness subsystem and redistribute resources to most heavily damaged systems."
Maureen prints out: "Maureen: All tasks complete."
The WWL Program: Week 12????The WWL Program: Week 1223 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The fairly chubby Vixen at at a table, downing many sweets one after the other. The Vicked One stood over her, with a domineering gaze. Her massive figure providing much shade over both her and the case that stood below her.
"Just think, Vixen," she said, "Once I open this case..."
An interruption came from another side of the room.
"I have no idea what's in that case."
The voice belonged to Silva. Vicki smirked, and twirled her hair a little, while pursing her lips. She nodded as if to say, "Continue." Silva said nothing else at that point.
"Well, I guess neither do we, right? At least, not until we open it. It almost sounds like you don't want us to see what's inside."
"Something tells me that something bad is going to happen."
The Vicked one smirked, and cheerfully clapped her hands, as if laughing at a joke.
"Kiana Foxx here, w
Unsustainable -Chapt. 2Chapter Two:Unsustainable -Chapt. 23 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Carlay was a beautiful woman. She had wintery skin and her thin, glass-like hair pooled across her shoulders as she would tie a single red bow, acquisitioned from a doctor’s dress, to draw her bangs from her impudent grey eyes. How I managed to acquire such a beauty as a friend was beyond me, but somehow she approached me, in long strides as I stared blankly at the greying tele-screen. She asked me what I was doing and I replied - mouth slack from the medication - I was trying to watch the news but I knew they didn’t stream the news in such a hell hole. She smiled and sat beside me. And then sat beside me for lunch, and dinner and evening group session.
I had lost my job and felt so useless. They had justified their actions by offering me premium care in a facility outside of Cairo. “The best of the best,” they promised, “you will be well taken ca
Ultimate F-ZERO: Chapter 98 The ruins of a desert temple were hit with the sands carried on the wind for some time, long after the Worldender crisis. Inside were hallways littered by pulsing blue lights. Some of the statues held positions, like guardians, as they seemed like they were armed for battle. Far behind hem was a woman, garbed in a red vest, red skirt, and black gear underneath. On her skirt was the initials to her name: "D.B." Each letter was made with a small diamond, to provide a glittering effect.Ultimate F-ZERO: Chapter 982 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The figure described was none other than Diamond Becky, who could easily be seen as a seer, given her cosmic radiance. The adventures she went on tested her human and spiritual bodies to no end, but she was made stronger for it. In front of her was a small hole to another world far from he own. This must have been where E. Miru (or rather "Miru") had gone. She had to admit, calling her "E. Miru" was simply helpful to help avoid confusion, but she did her best to honor her
SCD's adventures of volcano chapter 4Back at the Beverly center, we view the center and to a new landmark tower.SCD's adventures of volcano chapter 43 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
News report: The 22-story Beverly Heights apartments building will open on schedule this week, in spite of construction delays. That's the word from developer Norman Calder. Many see the new landmark tower across from the Beverly Center as a sign the L.A. economy's on the rebound. Now here's Jerry Lairo with the rest of the business news.
And then a black car comes to the entrance of the tower. It's Jaye. She pulls into the garage of the building and heads inside. Inside, her husband, Norman, is on the top floor of the tower, looking out the window. The elevator's bell dinged and Jaye comes out and looks around the place. He turns around and sees her.
Jaye: (Looking around) Wow.
Jaye: (Smiling, walking to him) I think i married a genius.
Norman: 3 years, 4 banks, $100 million, but the doors are open.
Jaye: (Stops by him and looks at the view) I'm so proud of you, honey. You never gave up.
SCD's adventures of volcano chapter 3As planned, they arrive back at the park at 1:00. Mike opens the back of his truck to get his gear, along with his friend, Gator. Emmit is with them.SCD's adventures of volcano chapter 31 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Emmit: This is such a bad idea, Mike. This isn't O.E.M., this is DWP stuff.
Mike: I want to know what's in that hole.
Emmit: Yeah, well, let public works send their crew in there like they said they would.
Mike: I don't feel like waiting 3 days for a report. (To Gator) Do you, Gator?
Gator: Heck, no.
Mike: Okay, let's go.
John: All right. Jack, you're with me.
Jack: Got it.
Jayden: Roger, come with me down there.
Roger: Got it, Jayden.
Burke: Tali, you're coming too.
Tali: Ok, Burke.
Gandalf: Be careful down there, you eight.
Jayden: We will.
Roger: I'm ready.
Jessica: Be safe, Roger. (Kisses his cheek)
Jude opens the hatch to the hole and they climb down there. As they climb down, a man on a wheelchair has drum sticks and is pretending to play drums as he sings. Morph goes down there with Burke, just for backup. They make it down while t
Between Two Worlds, Ch 4: Mark of Duty2100. Omega squadron stood outside the armory, waiting in a long winding line. The place was absolutely pack, with barely enough standing room.Between Two Worlds, Ch 4: Mark of Duty4 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm telling you, it wouldn't be this crowded if something was going on, but I can't get anything out of any of the squad leaders." Venus said quietly into their huddle, "I know why. Compartmentalization. Something big is happening, but everyone’s orders are classified, so everyone only gets a tiny piece of the picture. I was able to wrangle some information, mainly from fellow thunder draken. Something BIG is going down."
"I agree." Guinevere dropped in, "You can't have this many squads here without a general mobilization. But where are they being deployed?"
"How big is this Guin?" Agera asked eyeing anything suspicious.
"Very. Normally I can make an educated guess. But it's more than that."
"Guin and I, much like you, headed back to the mainland today. You must have seen it." V
Phoenix Reborn CH 3The Girl pushes open the double doors and a tiny bell echoes though the large processing center. The young woman behind the only desk in the room shoots up right away.Phoenix Reborn CH 36 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Welcome traveler,” she says as she grabs some paperwork from on top of a rusted out metal cabinet. “Mayberry RISE Facility is happy…” she begins as she turns to face her guest. Upon seeing who her guest is, her smile drops. “Oh, it’s you,” she says less enthusiastically as she approaches the girl.
“It’s a pleasure to see you too, Miche.” The woman points down on the form she is holding
“Didn’t you just leave the night of the Waxing Gibbous? What are you doing back here?”
“It…didn’t work out,” says the girl as she sets down her bag on one of the nearby benches, which is one of several in this very large room. Miche sighs slightly before she begins filling out some more of her paperwork.
“Let’s see here,
Spell Worthy: Chpt 8 Pt 1: Dark MagicThe next day, we finally got back to the disco club. Will almost immediately sprinted into the building to find Batman. Will turned the corner and trampled Robin. Tommy walked up to Robin, helped him up and apologized for Will being so reckless and rude.Spell Worthy: Chpt 8 Pt 1: Dark Magic5 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Hello, Will.” Batman said. “Did you bring me the heads?”
“Yes!” Will said happily as he grabbed them from his bag.
“Good!” Batman responded as he grabbed the heads. “Here you go.” He said grabbing the suit from under his cape.
“Thank you Batman!” Will said with a glitter in his eyes that made him look like he was an anime character.
Will ran into the neighboring room, put on his batsuit, came back out, started to float up to the roof and exploded into multicolored lights. The floor under him looked like the waffle dance floor and everyone on it was forced to do the batman dance. Will slowly glided back down and started dancing too. About ten minutes later, the dan
The Empire of the Maarsians: Episode ThreeWords cannot describe how monotonous our journey was. We were walking on foot, and some fallen trees and some underbrush made matters worse. My neighbor, at one point, understood my earlier fear. We did not know this land as well as we should have. For safety measures, we decided not to talk, in fear that our sound could attract a bear, or a cougar, or something along those lines.The Empire of the Maarsians: Episode Three1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Now, as monotonous as the journey was, there were a few notable things of which occurred during our trek, the first of which was a minor revelation. My recognition of the danger the Fighters presented was hyperbolized, mostly because whenever I encountered one, it was a great threat, even if it only stood still. One thing that I previously did not take note of was that the Fighters were incredibly sluggish in their movements. Their walk was painfully slow. They could only move one leg at a time, and each single leg that moved was slow and mechanical in its movements. Those Fighters did not seem to be living,
The Heroes We Can Afford: In Every Eden (33)“Well, you going to give me a hand with this or not?” There was another wet hiss and a fan of water fountained from a seam.The Heroes We Can Afford: In Every Eden (33)5 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“C'mon! Clock is counting here, pal!”
“Ah, get off it, Earth. You got your guy, you can't do any more damage here. I found us a flier, we can...”
“Like Hell!” Morgan snarled and spun around to address himself to the controls. Rivulets of dirty water, clouded with silt, streamed down the panel, streaking the dials and displays.
“I didn't come all this way and take multiple beatings just to leave the Safa to die here! Not today!”
“Wasn't a question, man. We've got to go and we've got to do it now.” Over the increasing roar and hiss of the sheetstorm's assault on the observation dome, Morgan thought he heard something alien in Hector's voice, a note of what sounded li
Ultimate F-ZERO: Chapter 97 In the regular universe, in the resurrected Mute City, a rotund pink-haired woman rushed right inside a building. Her white coat stayed firmly glued to her body, as it swayed from left to right, matching each body-jiggling step she took. However, she stopped right before reaching a room, because a vending machine was there.Ultimate F-ZERO: Chapter 973 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mikayla gazed down at her already massive belly, then she looked back at the vending machine. Of course, she remembered that she planned on dieting, long after the chaotic and nigh comprehensible events, but she deserved a reward, even for surviving. On the other hand, she longed to return to her original form. Had it not been for the fairy, she would still be in tip top shape.
"I'll just have to grin and bear it. I'm not even hungry, anyway."
She continued down on her way. Suddenly, she took steps back to the vending machine. The first thing she did was whip out her new glasses, an
The Savage Void: Silenced Screams, part oneThe forest had gone eerily silent, quiet enough to hear the ambient rustle of its giant trees and the dull, soft drone of the soldier’s radio; all that was left of a final cry for help.The Savage Void: Silenced Screams, part one21 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He lay spread-eagle on the ground, his bright blue-and-yellow body armor in stark contrast with the dull green and brown of the grass. Blood soaked out of his helmets left eye, the expressionless mask’s protective ballistic glass shattered, allowing the crimson fluid to trickle out like water from a leaking barrel. In his left hand he still clutched his weapon. It was a rough, inelegant creation, designed with cost-effectiveness and durability in mind. A simple broad blade forged of steel, tapering into a diamond-like point. It had obviously done him little good, as no blood save his own stained the blade now.
Five feet away lay four more figures; identically dressed and sporting sim
Bone Diggers - Chapter 12Bone Diggers - Chapter 121 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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The town's church was large like many in their time. The steeple reached high into the sky, almost as if it could touch heaven with its point. Daniel walked in with his head down as if in prayer. His shadowed face made him look even more revered. The sun shined through stained glass windows, leaving spots of blue, green, and little bits of red on his white cloak.
Mass was already in session as Daniel took a seat in a back pew. He had to put Amilia to the test before he could trust her, and this was the most cultural clashing way he could think of doing it. On the altar stood a priest giving a sermon, backed up by statues of the saints. They silently prayed under a larger stained glass window. While the church was well loved, the man was not. He was funneling funds into stockpiling weapons for the Knights, and often supported bards who constantly outed thieves in the area.
Amilia had broken off from Daniel a while back. A choice he approved of since this mission wa