Pros and ConsIf con is the opposite of pro, why do we have Congress instead of Progress?Pros and Cons14 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
CancerCancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, is all about home. Those born under this sign are 'roots' kinds of people, and take great pleasure in the comforts of home and family. Cancers are maternal, domestic and love to nurture others. More than likely, their family will be large, too -- the more, the merrier! Cancers will certainly be merry if their home life is serene and harmonious. Traditions are upheld with great zest in a Cancer's household, since these folks prize family history and love communal activities. They also tend to be patriotic, waving the flag whenever possible. A Cancer's good memory is the basis for stories told around the dinner table, and don't be surprised if these folks get emotional about things. Those born under this sign wear their heart on their sleeve, which is just fine by them.Cancer16 hours ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The mascot of Cancer is the Crab, and much like this shelled little critter, Cancers are quick to retreat into their shells if it suits their mood. No wonder these folks are called c
Life With an Imaginary FriendI have an imaginary friend.Life With an Imaginary Friend1 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His name is Alfred. Alfred Mayes Thrillerson.
I came up with his last name on Halloween in 2012. Before that it was Alfred Middleton, but then Kate Middleton came along in the news so I decided to change it to something more original. I gave him the middle name Mayes so I could remember what month his birthday's in. I created him some time in May 2012, and placed his birthday on the 16th.
I got his first name, Alfred, from the main character of the cartoon The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog. I'm not sure how well known the show is. It doesn't air outside of Canada. (I was actually surprised by the amount of fanart I found) I was looking for a name that wasn't to wacky, but also one I had never heard anyone with before. (My life consists of a lot of names; I wanted something original) But anyway, more about Alfred as a person.
"You talkin' about me?"
"Yes, Alfred, I'm telling the Deviants about you."
"What? I wouldn't trust anyone online, if I were you."
Time for School: Chemistry (2)In tenth grade things got serious. The teacher was determined to eliminate all chances of cheating so to achieve this impossible task she developed about 50 different tests, each consisting of 3 questions, all hand-written by her and thus unavailable elsewhere. Having so many tests meant no one would be able to remember which question was asked where, so you really had to be studying to be able to get good grades. Or did you?Time for School: Chemistry (2)21 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The teach had the habit of giving tests to around ten people per period and we, through our noble arrogance and bargaining skills, persuaded her to not give us a test during the first period of the year. She gave tests to those who lacked our abilities and got on with her lesson. Unfortunately for her though, she left all the unused tests on her desk, which was on the way to the room exit. Such a novice mistake really. Someone from the Group got the rather sudden urge to go to the toilet and elegantly picked up some tests along the way. What happened afterwa
300 Review300 Review17 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. This is Rumor Control, here are the facts! Several years after the release of 300 a sequel of sorts has been released. Though odd that they waited so long to make it I’m still nevertheless excited to see it. I remember seeing 300 in theaters with my dad when I was a young, stupid fourteen year old. I remember being wowed by the action scenes, mesmerized by the visuals and brought to tears by the ending. I adored 300 when it had come out seven years ago, however after watching it recently I came to a stunning revelation: Was 300 as good as the whole world had made it out to be back in the day?
The story for 300 is good. It follows the (historically inaccurate) battle of Thermopylae where 300 Spartans (in reality 7,000 combined Greeks that dwindled to 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians and 400 Thebans) held off a large force of Persian soldiers. The story centering on the Spartans is easily the film’s
Lessons in Writing III: The Value of TextureLessons in Writing III: The Value of TextureLessons in Writing III: The Value of Texture8 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
So much of the information we receive about the world around us comes to us through our eyes. Our sight allows us to quickly and easily judge an object’s size, shape, and colour. When we meet people for the first time, their appearance is usually the very first thing we notice and often what we remember best, long after we have parted.
But our sense of touch is important too, albeit more subtle. As children we love plush toys because of the softness they have in comparison to everything else. When we’re toddlers, we put our hands on everything because we relish how different things feel from one another: the fibres of thick carpet contrast with the smoothness of wooden floorboards; our parents’ hands feel so much larger and rougher than our own; and the graininess of sand stands apart from the clumping of mud.
As adults, we retain our love of textures, particularly contrasting textures. One of the things I love most
CheminJe marche seul sur le chemin de mon avenir.Chemin18 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Mes compagnons d'infortune ne durent jamais bien longtemps, ils viennent et partent, soit parce qu'ils sont trop jeunes, ou au contraire, trop âgés.
Et au final je marche seul. Encore et encore.
Mais ça va aller.
Je sais que des gens me soutiennent, même si nos routes sont différentes. Ils sont là pour moi, je suppose qu'on appelle cela avoir des amis.
Pourtant, qui peut prétendre connaître et comprendre ce que je ressens ? Qui peut prétendre comprendre quelqu'un ?
"Moi" seul connais la réponse, et pourtant elle ne me semble pas réelle.
Rien ne me semble réel.
Douter de tout c'est bien, mais ça ne me fait pas avancer. Pourtant il le faut.
Des gens comptent sur moi, je ne peux pas les décevoir.
Mais comment peuvent-ils se rendre compte de ce que je ressens ? Je ne peux en parler à personne, si ce n'est à moi-même.
War of Three Worlds Spinoff: Week in Republic CityPremise: A series of short-stories revolving around Fluttershy and Bolin set in the Avatar universe.War of Three Worlds Spinoff: Week in Republic City20 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
1. Pro-Bending Mondays: Bolin brings Fluttershy along with him so she can watch a Pro-Bending match. However, he finds out the Fire Ferrets are up against the five-year reigning champions, the Sun Warrior Dragons.
2. Swimming on Tuesday: Bolin teaches Fluttershy to swim in her human body, despite her reluctance.
3. Wednesday on Ember Island: Bolin takes Fluttershy to see a play at Ember Island and they each share an individual dream.
4. Thursday of the Unagi: While spending time on Kiyoshi Island, Fluttershy and Bolin find themselves hunted by the Unagi.
5. Friday Night Lights: Bolin desperately tries to bring Fluttershy to a Lightning Bug display only to face complications.
6. Saturday Storm: While being cooped up inside by a storm, Fluttershy and Bolin tell stories to pass the time.
7. Dragons of Sunday: Bolin and the others try to convince Fluttershy to get over her fears o
the weight of living pt. cdlxxit's a tangle of voices in the midst of rainy 1.53am breakdownthe weight of living pt. cdlxx16 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
right now i want to cut myself
it feels like an ideal solution
i know it is not
maybe i should throw out my blades
i don't know
i don't know
i do know
i don't want to
the key phrase is just in case
you don't understand
you don't care
i wish .he cared
i also wish he wasn't fucking a fourteen year old harry potter freak with nicer eyes than me
i also wish he didn't spend his lunch times locked away in the drama room with a 52 year old paedophile with marriage problems
i wish i'd never cut myself because it's all these scars that will never fade and they remind me every day of how much i fucked everything up and how much i will never be okay what am i even saying
he reminds me of a sadness i never truly covered up and never truly understood
he reminds me of the gir
Kido la fourmiDans une fourmilière vivait une fourmi qui s'appelait Kido. Les fourmis, pour communiquer entre elles, utilisent des phéromones, c'est à dire des odeurs qu'elles émettent, ou se frottent les antennes pour permettre un échange semblable à un dialogue. Depuis sa naissance, Kido ne pouvait pas dialoguer avec ses collègues en frottant ses antennes, car les écailles des siennes étaient retournées et cela blessait l'autre fourmi. Kido devait donc communiquer par phéromones, qui était un langage beaucoup moins précis et superficiel.Kido la fourmi20 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
Un jour, une colonie voisine vint s'établir avec celle de Kido. Celle-ci observait les autres fourmis qui se liaient d'amitié les unes aux autres. Elle, elle devait se contenter d'assister de loin à ces rencontres. Une de ces fourmis voulut la connaître. Elle produisit la phéromone "communiquer" à son attention. Kido en était t
Ranting Time: Trying to stop NSFW image. Really?If I have a nickle for every stupid thing that people do on the internet. It would be people reporting NSFW image on DA. Yeah, that is likely the most childish thing I've ever seen. I mean. Come on some of you people are over the age of 18, and some of you are bitching and moaning over it. I going to turn 18 in the next 8 months and 12 days, and I'm not going that. Why do people do this? Because they think DA is not site to post your NSFW image. What does NSFW stands for? It stands for "Not Safe for Work" It's basically like 18 or older (if I'm correct) content that is not safe for people who are underage. Look at Tumblr, then post NSFW image on their blogs. When some people (like me) who look a these. We don't mind about it, but when some people look at it, they act immature and want to stop these. You want to stop NSFW image? Really? It's like you want to stop a volcano from erupting, when in reality, you can't. It's part of life, deal with it. They're gonna keep doing this no matterRanting Time: Trying to stop NSFW image. Really?3 hours ago in Editorial More Like This
In no particular order here are 6 reasons why you. It will increase your valueIn no particular order here are 6 reasons why you13 hours ago in Academic Essays More Like This
If you’ve studied game or made an effort towards self-improvement you know that in order to be a more desirable or respected man you must add value to yourself. This can mean exhibiting the skills you know. By doing things that most men can’t do you offer more value versus a man that can’t perform the skills you can. In other words you are worth more than another being if you are more productive than someone else. This can apply to any skill but cooking can be another one on the list.
2. You will know more than the average western woman
It is no secret that most western women, specifically American women, have no feminine instinct. A traditional women cooks, cleans and take care of the house, women like this are almost extinct in the states (just imagine my generation in a couple years). By casually hinting about your cooking skills you will already rein superiority over her, if she is unable to cook.
The Better StoryThe Better Story17 hours ago in Academic Essays More Like This
“So, the clergyman went back to Rome and reported to the Pope…”
It was Christmas Eve, 2013, and my grandpa had been regaling my family and I with the Knanaya legend for the past hour. The Knanaya legend is the story of how “my people” migrated from Israel and came to live in southern India, specifically the state of Kerala.
“Don’t roll your eyes,” my mother said, poking me in the side.
“Mom, I’ve heard this story so many times, I can recite it in my sleep. Why can’t Grandpa tell me the real history of the Knanayas?” I queried while yawning. My grandpa continued to talk over us, his movements and voice grand and exaggerated.
“The legend is the real story of the Knanayas,” my dad piped in from my left. “There are some embellishments, of course, but the basic outline is true.”
“So we did migrate from the Middle East to India for the spice trade?” I asked incredulously.
Lika Lon, Lika Arbete!"Lika Lön, Lika Arbete!"Lika Lon, Lika Arbete!6 hours ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Vem eller vad är det som bestämmer att en polis eller byggarbetare måste vara en man? Att en dagisfröken eller sjuksköterska måste vara kvinna? De säger att "Detta är ett land där alla behandlas lika, trots kön, härkomst, utseende och religion", men varför är det då sådana otroliga skillnader mellan kvinnor och mäns arbete?
"Kvinnor kan inte klara av tunga arbeten." Tycker du verkligen att det stämmer? Finns det inte starka kvinnor, såsom det finns svaga män? Det finns många starka kvinnor inom till exempel idrott, polis- och brandkåren, även om det till mestadel är män inom de områdena. Jag tror att det skulle ske en väldigt stor ökning av kvinnlig arbetskraft om de bara behandlades lika! Precis som jag tror att detsamma skulle ske om män inte behövde vara rädda för att "De enda som väljer
Youre life with RON WEASLEY!-Commentary-Chapter 1Hello. This is a commentary on a HORRIBLE My Immortal clone called "Youre life with RON WEASLEY!". The original fanfic got taken down by the ff.net admins because it's an abomination. Thought I do admit that having the Sue go after Ron is a nice break from the Sues that go after Draco or Harry. That's the only good thing I can say about this.Youre life with RON WEASLEY!-Commentary-Chapter 117 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
WARNING:YOUR EYES WILL NEED A COLD COMPRESS AFTER THIS!
AothorsThe first word is spelled wrong. This one is probably a biohazard. note; ok! Leik sooo high guyz!dis iz my now fanficton!so it is caled: You're life with Ron Wesley!Well. 1 point for pairing your character up with Ron instead of Draco or Harry. -100000000000000000000000 points for everything else.
Sooooo leik im a hugeeeee harry potter fan! I think dat Rupert grift is totally the hawtest guy evar! ^_^
I leik love how his hair iz like red, and it leik gos over his eyes alittle. It makes him look alittle emo, but nawt 2 emo so its god!Why not too emo? I thought yo
Once NecessaryFrom a young age, she always looked the same. A tangled mass of blonde, hazel eyes glued to the print of a story. She was once asked why she was always reading and the answer was simple. Print was easier then People.Once Necessary11 hours ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
She learned in a hard way to hide her legs. Dead and dried skin cracked it's way along her calves and shins, stopping at her dried knees, only to turn into Braille on her thighs. Jeans turned into necessity and the skirts and dresses she loved were pushed to the side and she forgot that she even liked them.
The calming effect of reading was negated by a series of horrible math teachers, all speaking in a flurry of a language that she had chosen to take but could never learn how to say. Her grades plummeted and she left the class, only to become the person kids stared at in the halls.
Her mind grew fast, her body grew slow. Bigger books, longer novels. She watched as the people around her showed their colors and she was afraid. Afraid of what they would say and what would h
MoralityFor my forty fifth written piece I attempted to talk about morality and its foundation:Morality19 hours ago in Philosophical More Like This
To propose that a human construct exists is an extremely hard to sort out problem. Morality does not exist in the common way that people think of and I will try to clear up what I mean as I go along.
Why? Because they don't exist as anything but constructs. Because they are both created by us. They exist as ideas and concepts only. They are Metaphysical and exist as thoughts. Morals exist in the sense that we use them, we invented them. While this is true of our current morals that is not all of it.
Morals are innate, and we have expanded on them.They are natural species based laws. Each animals has it's own set of rules. Morality is our behavioral patterns, pre-set for survival reasons. Good is defined by that which is reduces suffering and prolongs existence to you or those close. Bad being that which is harmful or lethal to yourself or those close. With our history we have experimented and tried
Hemione's Talent-Commentary-Chapter 15By the time I got upstairs I was ready for bed, I was so tired. I wanted to shower though before I did go to bed so I put some music on, locked the doors, and started the shower. I turned on the radio and the song Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar came on so I started singing.This is just the author's excuse to show us more of the lyrics to her favorite songs.Hemione's Talent-Commentary-Chapter 1518 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Your love is like a tidal wave, spinnin' over my head
Drownin' me in your promises, better left unsaid
You're the right kind of sinner, to release my inner fantasy
The invincible winner, and you know that you were born to please
You're a heartbreaker
Dream maker, love taker
Don't you mess around with me!
You're a heartbreaker
Dream maker, lover
Don't you mess around - no no no!
Your love has set my soul on fire, burnin' out of control
You taught me the ways of desire, now it's takin' it's toll
You're the right kind of sinner, to release my inner fantasy
The invincible winner, and you know that you were born to please
You're a he
Last of my Humanity.5 years ago this month, I met you.Last of my Humanity.5 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
I opened up what I cherished most,
And you accepted.
Broke the chains that bound my soul,
Healed the infected.
Everything was good for quite a long while,
My soul growing into an adult,
Changing from when it was a child's.
It seemed like I was getting better,
My mind stabilizing, tear ducts once dry getting wetter,
Shattered pieces of my former self came together.
Once in place, they formed a new me,
Someone whose presence with which you were graced,
I think I fell in love, in those first few days.
It kept getting stronger with every passing moment.
When I finally asked you out, it seemed almost impossible that your answer would be 'Yes'.
But it happened.
So began our life together, and it indeed was perfection.
Never thought I'd meet someone like you, not ever.
But in this perfect love, something inside me was returning.
The Darkness that I'd suppressed, it was now growing.
You stayed by my side, attempted to keep it at bay,
Knowing only my American
All the rings of hellThere are different levels of the closeness and understanding of a friendship.All the rings of hell14 hours ago in Emotional More Like This
There are those people around whom you are almost as masked as around strangers. You might talk about personal matters, but it's all very superficial. These are the ones that you might assemble to have fun or just generally mess around a bit. They're on the outer fringes of friendship, just a little more than acquaintances.
There are those closer friends, ones who know you better, who you might talk to or meet with relatively frequently. They know more about you, and it's harder to hide the facts from them, but they don't necessarily know the reasons behind those facts. They are the ones you may know from school or work. They're around, they might say a nice thing to you here or there, you and they can comfortably talk one on one sometimes, but still, you only really know the surface of each other.
Then there are the ones that know you well, but that you still wear the mask around. You could expose yourself,