The GriffinThe Griffin6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Griffin (Gryphus arimaspi) is a species of pterosaur indigenous to the Orient.
The Griffin is 7 feet long from head to tail, and 3 feet high at the shoulder. The coat is mostly dark brown or black, speckled with white spots on the fore-quarters, and decorated with quills on the hind parts. The head is distinctively bird-like with a short hooked beak, and a decortive crest of feather-like pycnofibres. The neck is decorated with similar feather-like structures in dark blue.
The wing membranes are white on the upper side, and the underbelly (including the inside of the wings) is reddish. The fore-legs are powerful, and adorned with claws adapted for digging, but they are not particularly well-suited for flight. The tail is long and banded, tipped with a quilled tuft.
Griffins are omnivorous, eating a variety of fruits, nuts, roots, and small animals. The powerful digging claws are used for digging up roots, and excavating smal
The DryadEvery tree and bush looked exactly alike. For all he knew, he had been heading in circles for hours. No sign of the path. Only a sea of orange and yellow and red leaves scattered among the shedding trees of the forest in all directions.The Dryad5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The adrenaline had worn off. The crisp air no longer burned his lungs. He no longer stumbled along frantically in search of the path. Hopelessness and dread replaced panic. There was nothing. Not a single person, not a lone cottage in the woods. Nothing that indicated any life beyond the suffocating wilderness. Nothing.
Fatigue finally taking over, he slumped down against a tree.
To add insult to injury, a sudden gust of wind decided to pick up and send a batch of crumbled leaves right at his face. He sputtered and swiped the scratchy fragments away irritably.
There was a sigh.
He straightened, feeling a chill down his spine. “Hello?” he called uncertainly. There was no answer. Blinking hard, he kneaded his temples with his fi
alice and lily“Stories are always so cruel now aren’t they?” Lily’s voice was thick. “There’s always so much suffering within the words, even if there’s to be a happy end. Why can’t there be a truly happy story, Alice? Why must there always be death and loss and other horrible things in the way?”alice and lily4 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alice took the young princess’ hands in her own and met her teary, black eyes. “I will make it! I’ll make you a happy story, Lily! There’ll be no suffering in Wonderland ever again. I’ll use this power to stop the bad things. When I come back...no, even if I never come back, or even if I never leave, there will never be a chance for anyone to suffer again!”
The Bandersnatch had been listening and chose that moment to step in. “Suffering is what makes someone grown up, Alice. They need to experience these things in order to overcome the hard choices they must make as an adult.” He placed his hand on Lily
Fighting Like SiblingsEmily walked through Moonseed Lane, looking for a place where she would be alone. She wanted to be solitary at the moment, but she could currently find no place where she would be able to be solitary, and so she travelled to the edges of the forest. Currently, no one was there that she knew of, and no strange sounds emanated from the forest. She was alone. And that was exactly what the young Emere wanted.Fighting Like Siblings3 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Liam was lurking in his copse again, actually just enjoying a nice little basking in the darkness. That is, until he heard someone romping through this little section of forest. Grumbling to himself, he slowly gets to his feet and shifts into a mouse, albeit one with no tail, long hair, and fangs, and hastily scales a tree, leaping among them in a very un-mouse like fashion towards the sounds, direly hoping as he went that no local snakes would want to 'play' with him on his way.
Emily soon found a spot she was happy with and, while make sure there were no predators or things tha
Requiem of an empire: I am LostRequiem of an empire: I am Lost8 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
I did not even know what I had lost. I kept calling your name having come to this place. No matter how long I searched, I could not hear your voice. Here, high in the skies to where I had chased after you. Even if I look from here, you are no longer anywhere...in this place there is nothing. It is if this were all a ruin...even my tears are drying up.
Wandering around lost in the badlands is not fun, especially when you have a psychotic shadow copy of yourself that continually degrades you verbally. Welcome to a day in the life of Sophalla, where bad luck seems to cling to this girl like lint sticks to clothing. A joke you say? If you were Sophalla, you would not find this situation laughable at all. Would you like it if you were constantly having to see your doppelganger, and that your doppelganger was basically making you miserable in any way possible? No, I don't think you would like
Giant Nights With Freddy (Open RP)A friend of yours, who is an aspiring scientist, has been informing you that they were conducting experiments on turning different beings and creatures into humans. Their first test subjects are a few animatronics that they had found in an abandoned family pizza place called "Freddy Fazbear's Pizza". Whether you knew about the place or not, you ignored it knowing that no one had been there for a while and the robots were shut down... at least you thought it to be.Giant Nights With Freddy (Open RP)7 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A week passed and you got a call from your friend. You thought that things were going to be normal when you noticed the sudden urgency in your friend's voice. You couldn't hear them well due to the bad reception, but you could make out, "Get away from here.... run.... they're going to get you-" before the phone hung ups. Suddenly, the ground started to vibrate as a voice seemed to call out from outside:
A) "W-Where am... I?" A rather soft-spoken, if not loud, male voice called out, although it seemed that the owner of the voi
Arranudo Task-Welcome to the Jungle The light orange dragoness flies over the canopies of trees that spread across the land of nature. She finds a landing area and swiftly lands among other flying creatures and cargo ships. She looks around at the city in slight awe of how much life it had. An array of exotic plants were everywhere to be seen. The trees stood tall and strong with small creatures climbing along them, hiding between the large leaves. It amazed her of how this place showed life but also brought much death. It was a different environment for her, but she will have to get used to it.Arranudo Task-Welcome to the Jungle 22 minutes ago in Short Stories More Like This
She fiddles through her bag and grabs the small letter given to her by Lord Leonardo. She reads through it again, making sure this is what she is really here for. “Octavia Aita will be lending her assistance by joining the Woodland Guard and coming into action when needed.” She had read this many times and still couldn’t believe she agreed to this. She had moved to Erionok to live near the Arranudo
shortie 18i don't own blazblueshortie 182 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
(we see tyler just umping around on the roofs of a city with tao)
tyler) *phew* this is one hell of a good view!
tyler) somethin up tao?
tao)............tao doesn't feel good.......
(We see tao suddenly puke)
tyler) WHAT?!?! TAO I TOLD YOU NOT TO EAT THAT FISH!
tao) *cough cough* tao knows.........
(we see tyler crouch down and pull out a rag, and reach under her hood and clean her face up)
tyler) next time i say don't eat something, don't.
PrzebudzenieKrrrater otworzył leniwie jedno oko i popatrzył na wprost. Na wprost wypadało akurat lekko w dół.Przebudzenie6 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
- Ja latam! – Wychrypiał cicho
No tak… - pomyślał – jeszcze ktoś uzna, że zwariowałem, ale to mój pierwszy lot sterowcem. Kompletnie nic nie robię i lecę jednocześnie w powietrzu. Z Nathem zawsze lataliśmy na własnych skrzydłach, bo szkoda nam było na opłatę a i posmak włóczęgi powodował, że czuliśmy się jak zdobywcy świata i poszukiwacze przygód… Nath… lecimy go ratować, mam nadzieję ze nic mu nie jest.
Kruk posmutniał. Świadomość, że musiał się rozstać z towarzyszem, tuż po tym jak się spotkali była dla niego bolesna. Niepokój o niego nie pozwalał mu usiedzieć w jednym miejscu a jednocześnie zmęczenia nie pozwalało rz
The Streets of Starhill: The Black Sigil, Chpt 1PROLOGUEThe Streets of Starhill: The Black Sigil, Chpt 112 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the southern lands of the Human Kingdom of Aetherlea, on the coast of the Southern Sea, rises a mighty city perched on a hill. Here, all the goodly races mingle together in a hive of industry and commerce. It is a city blessed with heroes and magic, wealth and danger, knowledge and entertainment. It is the seat of the Crown Prince of Aetherlea, if there is one at all in residence. It is a city of power.
Legend says that in the earliest days of Man, Aether, the Goddess of Magic herself, cast down a portion of her power to Gaia in the form of a star. The star’s collision forced up a mighty hill, where a strong human chieftain soon built his stronghold and gathered the various human groups together under his banner. When the other races wished to lay claim to the hill, which was sacred to them as it was the humans, the human kind rebuffed them. This almost led to war...if it wasn’t for the arrival of the Dark One
Chapter 21Chapter 21Chapter 212 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I used the compass to teleport to to the hotel. I fall to the ground dizzy from blood loss. I was feeling light headed. I look around and start to see fire. I start to scream and yell about fire. Krash grabs me and tells the girls to get some ice water. I still screamed as the placed me in the tub of cold water. My body was on fire. I soon started to doze off from the pain. I opened my eyes to see I was in a large in a large hall way.
I looked behind me to see a wall. I start to walk down the hall. As I did there was a overpowering sense of heat. I walked and started to hear two people a man and woman argueing. I came to a door. The door was on fires that blazed blue. The door held a picture of being with two different faces. One was of a beautiful woman on her side of the body she held a man that was meditating in white fire. The other face was the face of a demonic man in his hands were a man being burned alive in a scarlet fire.
I pushed open the heavy door. I stepped thr
Dionketh's Eternal Hunt"Dionketh’s Eternal hunt”, is an original production created by Rachel Yackovich and Matthew LaneDionketh's Eternal Hunt3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter I: The Hunt Begins
Tenebrous tendrils embraced Dionketh as he strode; clinging to him and chilling him their fervent turgid limbs. As he strode through the gloom, his scarlet eyes batting aside the tendrils that sought his face. An ululation burst from his powerful throat unbidden, the attenuated wraiths of hunger and rage twining about the thunderous howl, even as the feeble limbs of shadow swept to intercept it with spindly arms. The defiant howl smote and lanced through the silence, rending the air as Dionketh’s muscled paw granted him ascent of a knoll before him, the tendons raising from his bones as the verdurous slope before him was perverted by three parallel gashes, which which bled forth earthen blood as his body bled shadow from it’s flesh. Bony spires extended like grasping fingers from his
lost whatever more i was going to write..oh wellWith such a withered rose that turns into ashes a new bud does blossom within one's heart. This is inescapable true to all life and love's passing. There are no more worries or fears only acceptance in death though it is really a transcendence into a higher plain for the better. Come now, and embrace the path that has been laid out before you.lost whatever more i was going to write..oh well4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Creed, Vol. 2: AwakeningCreed, Vol. 2:Creed, Vol. 2: Awakening4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(Opening Theme: “Getting Away With… (Gran Turismo 4 Vrenna / Walsh Remix),” Papa Roach
Chapter 4: Bar Brawl
The masked man hummed to himself, side-stepping and dodging the attacks thrown at him. Against real foes, he would’ve actually been trying, but against these drunken idiots, he could’ve been fighting with one eye closed and his right hand tied behind his back. As it were, he was skimming through the songs on his iPhone, looking for a particular song.
Backhanding a blonde-haired man trying to stab him, he found the song he was looking for. Smirking, he said, “Now here’s some fighting music!” Pressing Play, he stuck it into his back pocket.
“Somewhere beyond happiness and sadness, I need to calculate what creates my own madness…” began the song.
“Time to get serious!” said the man, punching a man wielding a broken beer bottle. Humming along with the song, he p
Winged Guardians - Chapter 33Sam stretched out atop the bed, grimacing lightly. The fight with the shadow crawlers had left its marks on him, and the hellfire poisoning was a more severe case than they had previously assumed. Now, Sam had to rest for a prolonged time, with as little movement as somehow possible. It was annoying, but it was necessary. Otherwise, his condition would have worsened with time passing.Winged Guardians - Chapter 335 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While he was laying there, Sam thought about how he was going to spend the next couple of days without going completely crazy. It was hard enough to know that he would be unable to do much, but if additionally to that, he would have to do most things on his own, he would end up taking twice or three times as long to get better.
Sighing quietly, Sam pulled his pillow closer, his eyes halflidded. He was feeling endlessly tired and a little hot, both effects of the poison. While he was trying to get some rest, he heard the door opening, and then the rather familiar sound of a certain someone padding closer w
Avalon Diaries I: Being of NightI slowly blinked my eyes open as I heard the ear-peircing beeping of my alarm clock. I sighed as I reached over and shut it off, then I sat up and slipped out of bed, rubbing my eyes a bit. I wandered through the dorm room to my kitchen, as I opened the door of my fridge.Avalon Diaries I: Being of Night6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Do I want breakfast? Hmmm...nah, I think I'll wait for now.
I shut the door and walked back to the bathroom, starting up the shower and stepping in, watching the water thump against the curtain as I washed myself, lost in thought.
Maybe I should skip today? I really don't feel like going to my morning class...
No, no, I should go. It's good that I go, I thought to myself as I washed my hair. I don't want to...but I should.
I finished washing up and stepped out, getting myself dry. I stared at the wall as I blow-dried my hair. At least my figure is nice, I thought to myself. I sighed a bit to myself. If I look so good, why do I still feel some resentment?
Whatever, it'll be fine. I finished drying off then I stepped ba
Bleach: True Power. Chapter 51: Battle 2Jaques looked at the opponents who surrounded him and grinned. The only two people who responded with a grin as well were Kenpachi and Unohana, who both enjoyed the fight along with Jaques. The giant stepped forward, ‘thanks for entertaining me all this time, but I’m not really all that interested in you captains. I’m looking to get rid of a thorn in my side, called Ryutora!’ Revan and Alexandra both lashed out, blasting Jaques with lightning and burning Reishi!Bleach: True Power. Chapter 51: Battle 28 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jaques blocked their attacks with his shield, before blocking a Zanpaktou strike from Kenpachi who dropped down from above, while Unohana attacked him from behind and below. Blaze took to the side, sending a blast of fire at the enemy, backed up by Kuro, who send his Shikai through the flames of his captain, doubling the attack. and the head captain attacked from the side, sending out a burst of flames, backed up by the Bushoguma from Shunsui.
Jaques felt the spirit energy around him, the intensity and t
Ancient Records from the Ruins of the CradleAncient RecordsAncient Records from the Ruins of the Cradle8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This will be the last record from the Cradle of Concepts. Whether this is found or lost to time, not a single one of us will know. Many of us will never again see others of our kind, whether they were partner, parent, or child. Let this record of our legacy be prefaced with a warning.
1. You who are the child of the race of possibilities and ideas given form, we apologize, for we know you must be lonely in your solitude, but do not gather in large groups with others of your kind. To do so will bring the tragedy that ended our once-great civilization to bear upon you, and the mistakes of history must not be repeated.
2. Beware the Dragon with four eyes. We are weak as individuals, but together we have power that he lusts after. Do not fall into his grasp