Jen-In-The-Box“No, Jen! Go on and intern at Horizon Industries! They’ve got the latest tech, you sure won’t be doing busy work!” Jennifer grumbled to herself as she put yet another toy into the replicator.Jen-In-The-Box21 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Granted, the technology itself was really cool stuff--prototype cloning but in a different way. The idea was pretty simple, since matter couldn’t be created or destroyed, the ray simply converted something from one form to another. You put something in the replicator, fired up the beam, hit a target, and poof! Perfect copy.
There were only two problems. The first was that she had to keep her hair in a ponytail behind her head, to ‘avoid contamination’. It was standard lab procedure, but Jennifer had hoped Horizon Industries had moved beyond those archaic techniques. But that was a minor quibble.
Jennifer’s real problem was that since the company was unwilling to test on anything organic, she had t
Welcoming the Scarlet Paladins on Alterae The sun was starting to set on Alterae. The sun's light casting long shadows that started to envelop the atmos-scrapers. With the dark coming, the city could really be shown coming to life. The lights started to come on. Vehicles flying across the sky, if seen from space it would look like the stars were moving across the planet below. Niko had just ended a meeting with the Archons. He stumbled out with his hand rubbing his neck. He hasn't felt this tried since his Academy days.Welcoming the Scarlet Paladins on Alterae14 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Niko you look like a Muk'carf, you need to relax more." Tyal said while walking down the hallways carrying a holo-pad.
Niko rolls his head trying to loosen the muscles in his neck.
"Ya, maybe you're right." Niko says as he leans up against the wall and slides down it
Tyal holds out his hand and pulls Niko up as they head to the spa.
"So how is the Fleet coming along?" Niko asked as he disrobes and head into the crim
First contact between Carnaithian and Dominion The Flagship Aiurdante jumps back into the system above Alterae, taking position next to the fleet. Niko'Um walks down the onyx colored corridors down towards the bridge, as his royal guards follow swifty behind. "Admiral on the bridge". All the crew members stood up and saluted. "At ease" orders Niko'Um as he takes his seat in the control chair. "Kel'u open a channel to the Commanders" Niko'Um states as he looks over the reports from Tyal'u. "Yes Admiral" The holo display shows three other figures in the same armor as Niko'Um. "Commanders you have your orders, take your fleets and expand the Dominions foothold in this galaxy." "Yes my lord" each figure bows and the holo-displays disappear.First contact between Carnaithian and Dominion13 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Scout Captain Nerral sat on the bridge of his Ozark II Cruiser, flanked by another ship of the same class. He had been assigned to scouting a zone likely for colonization according to Colony arrival pat
BJBB RP LOG: 10/20/14BJBB RP LOG: 10/20/1413 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ryu || Dietrich || Desmond
Ryu: Walking into the F rank sector of the base, The redhead looked around the busy floor. "......Why am I down here again?...." He asked himself as he walks to a wall and leaned his back against it as he watched the new members talk and get to know each other. "Oh that's right......To help with any questions...." Sometimes it hurts to be one of the highest ranking members but it's not all fun and murder. Sighing heavily, he closed his eyes and went into a little form of meditation as he waited on someone to bother him.
Dietrich: He didn't think much about where he stood in life, or what was going to happen next. Trying to speculate on things like that would only end up depressing. It was much easier to just set a little goal up in the road ahead, and then walk towards it. Things got done that way. He didn't talk to others much. He didn't feel like socializing. Other rabbits sharing with each other where they came from and how they ended up i
Space Dementia - part 2“Diane” took three days to break the door down. In that time, I did nothing. I survived without living. My new home provided a safe haven for me, a barrier from the outside world. I didn't go out there, and I tried not to look either. The easiest place to hide myself away was in the basement. It was a surprisingly cozy place. The only windows there faced out to the backyard, a massive expanse of grass that eventually sloped down slightly into the forest that surrounded Windemere. In the corner of the room, there was a play area littered with toy cars and dolls. Opposite of it, after a nice open space of white carpeted floor, was a flat screen TV that dwarfed the one upstairs. I tried turning it on a few times, but I usually ended up hitting the off switch not long after. No news was good news, a rule that applied even before the apocalyptic events. The only solace I could find was in the music channels. More often than not, I found myself turning one of them on and lettingSpace Dementia - part 210 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
The SlaveIt is funny how the good memories – the stuff you think you’ll cherish forever – come back to haunt your dreams. The little things, like the smile on your baby sister’s face and the sensation of your mother’s arms around you or your father’s stupid jokes, are what come back to hurt your soul. It is probably why I haven’t slept more than thirty minutes at a stretch for the past thirteen years. If I sleep, that is. The only time I sleep is when my insomniac spell cause a total system shutdown because my brain can’t take it any longer.The Slave5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
One of the reasons they hurt more has a lot to do with the fact that I’m the reason I’m left alone with these memories. I’m the reason my family was executed and there is no sugar-coating it. It wasn’t a childish stint for independence or rebellion that lead to my family’s discovery. It wasn’t a damned accident. I went to the officials and told them where to find my family.
The Player who Turned into a Character Michael Cooper was just finally getting off his shift from work, and getting ready to sit with a few friends of his. To him, they were his biggest fans, and would do anything to get him to play an extra session of a video game called, "Power Brawlers." This was mostly made under the supervision of one of the several women that were quick to label him as a pervert, because of the men he hung out with (who were admittedly mostly perverts). He was different. Sure, he'd notice a captivating woman, but this 20-year old would die before he would be wearing a "Pervert" label on his black shirt.The Player who Turned into a Character2 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Okay guys," he said, as he led them into a room in his house, "Take your seats." They did so, as if to watch a movie at the cinema. He smiled, and thought of all the jokes his buddies would come up with (assuming they would come up with any). As soon as he popped in the game, the television displayed a logo, which almost looked like a sculpted woman dominating a wimpy
Random Inter-Action, Part 4, 'Use The Force Dave'After talking to his beloved, Dave finds a note on his door.Random Inter-Action, Part 4, 'Use The Force Dave'22 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fuck" says Dave, "Place is a mess"
Note reads "Maintenance will be entering your apartment tomorrow"
Dave scrambles like hell to clean then waits for the dude(s) to show up.
Clarivoyantly Dave senses one Dude coming. Place still a mess, Dave finds a song from Africa on YouYube and starts this playing loudly on his cellphone.
Nock, nock, nock "Come in!"
An African man walked inside as he opened the door.
"This is my favorite band!", the man said in broken accident
"Yeah, well like with Cargo from Romania, I'd like to see them live, but the airfare is a bit expensive", Dave replied
The man then looked around, didn't really do anything and then left.
Outside in the hall, the man pulled a sheet of paper and looked at his options: "Apartment Condition: [ ] Deathtrap, [ ] Fire Hazard, [ ] Messy, [ ] Leave Warning, [ ] Superb"
He checked "Superb" with his pen and bopped his head smilingly to song he'd just heard :-D
Space Dementia - part 1 The first thing I remembered was nothingness. Literally. I woke with a start and saw that I was in a village. It was really, really nice. It just sort of emanated tranquility, like a utopia... or a paradise. Well, a paradise with wrecked car at its entrance. I tried to get a closer look at the overturned vehicle, but my vision was blurring and my eyes stung. I blinked slowly once or twice before my they returned to normal. I was lying down on the concrete ground, that much I could tell. My hair was spread out unceremoniously around my head, its bright blond color smothered by dirt and blood. Lots of blood. Slowly, I began to raise my hand to the back of my head. It felt more like I was trying to lift a weight than my own arm. I felt around the back of my head, but nothing seemed wrong. Sighing, I put my arm back down and let my head drop back to the ground - and it was then that it exploded with pain. Maybe I hit a spot that I hadn't felt with my hand... I don't knowSpace Dementia - part 12 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This