On the Jedi CodeThere is no emotion, there is peace.On the Jedi Code3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
The Force surrounds us and penetrates us. the Force binds the galaxy together. All living beings in space and time, and indeed space and time itself, are subject to the ebb and flow of the Force throughout the stars.There are those who can feel the Force's whispers, and are able to answer back. Such beings sensitive to the Force are born with a duty: to protect and preserve all life, as products of the Living and Unifying Force. From that duty we, the Jedi Order, emerge. We serve all life, and by extension, we serve the Force itself. The Force is the fount and sustainer of all life, and yet cannot be described as "living" itself.
The Force simply is.
Yet the Jedi, the servants of the Force, do not "simply" exist as the Force does. Our purpose is the precursor and the hypothesis of our e
Star Wars Episode I ReviewStar Wars Episode I Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
People... why do you hate this movie? Come on, let's get to adult mature constructive manners - why do you hate this movie? It would make sense if you hated it because you don't care for the Star Wars franchise. But that's the funny part - you praise the original trilogy all the time in comparison, talking about this and that you thought was made wrong and overall ruined all three prequels to you, as it changed everything.
Here's the thing - the movie is only hated for the mere purpose of being different. They used a ton of CGI, they gave new styles to everything, they gave some new types of lighthearted elements, and you didn't like it therefor as it "ruined" the mood and tone and style of the original trilogy's. But that just means you prefer the way they made the original trilogy - it doesn't give you the right to bash the living shit out of the prequels for no apparent reason. But let me go through the major issues haters talk about over and over again, and let me respond to them:
Sithisis, Or On the SithPeace is a Lie; There is only Passion.Sithisis, Or On the Sith3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Through Passion, I gain Strength.
Through Strength, I gain Power.
Through Power, I gain Victory.
Through Victory, my chains are Broken.
The Force shall free me.
Those that presume to take up the mantle of the dark side do so for trivial reasons. Some, consumed by their impotent rage at their own weakness, seek to shroud themselves in darkness to futilely mask their inferiority. Others simply seek an outlet for their frivolous hedonisms, abounding in debauchery simply to spite the sensibilities of other beings.
Those beings have no understanding of what it means to be Sith.
Those that do not understand will never be Sith.
To be Sith, in the very end, is to be fully autonomous in will and power. A Sith Lord and his ambitions are inextricable; it is what defines him, and what forms the central aspect of his identity. And identity is the source of a Sith's power. One's will and ambition is what defines him as a being, and in turn the fulfillmen
Fem Germany x Reader A Year of Smiles 4Fem Germany x ReaderFem Germany x Reader A Year of Smiles 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Year of smiles 4:
I think there are some things in this world that should never be put in the same room together.
Romano and I should never be in a lock room and she has a bucket of garage to throw at me. France locked in a room with Italy or England. Finally the last thing that should never ever be allowed is my schwester and _______ being in a room that’s not even locked! It all started a few days ago when my schwester came home and invited herself to dinner.~
Germany played with her short blonde hair once more before grabbing her coat. She has left a note for her sister telling her she was going out for dinner. Germany had not seen her sister in a few weeks due to the busy war efforts over on the Russian front. Germany wasn’t too worried about her sister because she knew how strong she was. Just as Germany opened the door to exit her house; she was knocked back onto the floor.
Special Little Snowflake Chapter 3“So… the Tooth Fairy is half bird?” you asked, making sure you didn’t decipher the picture wrong. You didn’t exactly picture the Tooth Fairy as a bird, for in your story books she was usually portrayed as a princess-like fairy with a sparkly pink dress and curly blonde hair. You always pictured her as Glinda the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz. You never accepted the Rock or Larry the Cable Guy as the Tooth Fairy since you always pictured the Tooth Fairy as a girl. This discovery was rather interesting.Special Little Snowflake Chapter 32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“That’s right. She has these mini fairies that help her collect the teeth,” explained Jack. You blinked slowly, trying to take in and process this information.
“Huh. And all this time I thought she was a fairy princess.”
“Well, you thought wrong.”
You looked over to the picture of a short man. You narrowed your eyes in deep thought.
“Is that… the Sandman?” you asked skep
Special Little Snowflake Chapter 2“Are you seriously going to use a hairdryer on this?” asked Jack as he followed you from your bathroom. You were carrying your hairdryer, which was your favorite color, to the kitchen to thaw the frozen water.Special Little Snowflake Chapter 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Duh,” you replied as you went to the sink. “Unless you come up with a better idea, I shall follow through with this plan.”
“Okay, do your thing, snowflake.”
“Why do you keep calling me that, Jack?”
“I don’t know your name.”
“… Oh,” you said, feeling bad for not telling him sooner. You told him your name.
“That’s a nice name.”
“Why, thank you,” you giggled as you plugged in the hair dryer. You set it on the hottest option and turned it on. You and Jack watched the ice for about five minutes before you exclaimed, “Forget this.” It was expected of you to do this, seeing as you were a rather impatient person and you should’ve known from the
CIS vs GAR WarshipsCIS Warships vs. Republic warshipsCIS vs GAR Warships7 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The Republic seems to have the advantage in capital ship combat, but the CIS has some equalizing advantages.
Many of the CIS warships are designed for mass production, and were designed for business scores not a full scale war. Many of the CIS leaders were cheap, and wouldnt spend the money for a traditional fleet. Only the Providences seem to be specifically designed for combat. The Lukrehulks are simply converted freighters with VERY strong shields and some turbolaser offensive capability., but with the sheer number of Turbolasers and the shield power added, with the fighter and troop compliment, a Lucrehulk is much a more battle-worthy ship than a carrier like a Venator (why it takes a flotilla to take them down). That's not bad at all for a converted ship, isn't it The Recusants are mass-produced destroyers. The Munificents are originally used to harass worlds heavily in debt, guard treasure vaults, and transfer finan
I am just a duckMytho,I am just a duck2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You are what I wanted
I am just a duck
Prince, you are so beautiful
There is no reason why
Such sadness should fill your eyes
It is I who should be sad
I am just a duck
I am just a girl
A clumsy one at that
Not worthy of you
But I try my best
To make you smile
I am just a girl
I am Princess Tutu
This power I borrowed
To return your heart to you
I have made this my desire
So perhaps I could be worthy
I am Princess Tutu
I am your wish and servant
You are what I needed
I am Princess Tutu
Temporary and transient
You might not trust my motives
I want what you want
So why can’t we work together?
I am Princess Tutu
I am a clueless girl
You pick on me a lot
But when I fall down
You’re always there for me
Pulling me back up
I am a clueless girl
I am not just any duck
You know who I truly am
And hold me close nonetheless
Believe in me; protect and cherish me
You give me hope and courage
I am not just any duck
I am your muse and inspiration
If Life Were a Video GameIf life were a video gameIf Life Were a Video Game4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd be the Outcast traversing the Galaxy
I'd be the Knight saving the Republic from crimes all alike;
If life were a video game
I'd become Unleashed on all of my foes
I'd be vulnerable to the Dark Forces of the Galaxy
If life were a video game
I'd save the Academy from an overgrown lizard
If life were a video game
I'd pro'ly be dead.
Disney Storybits 37PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION BEFORE READING THIS STORYBIT!Disney Storybits 374 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Minnie's sleep was slowly disturbed, as she felt the continuous nuzzle of a small beak to her tiny ear. The weakness of her body tried to keep her to stay, but her energetic mind resisted, forcing her eyes open. A small yawn escaped her, and as she began to sit up in bed, the bird that had awoken her flew from her bedside, now taking up space on the window sill. She rubbed the last of sleep out of her eyes, before looking at her little pet of a friend. "Oh you remembered!"
The raven nodded, with a small coo rumbling in his throat. His red eyes kept a steady gaze upon her, waiting patiently for her to crawl out of bed. Minnie held up a finger to her lips, trying to make sure he would be quieter. "Shhh we can't wake up Father and Mother. They would raise a fit." She managed to get out from under her heavy sheets, and began to tip-toe to the windows. "But you woke me up when it arrived, just like I asked th
::R.I.:: Smile:: Matthew x Reader ::::R.I.:: Smile3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You hummed gleefully to yourself as you skipped down the sidewalk of your small town. It was partly cloudy, which also meant that the sun would still shine. These kinds of days were your favorite because it was still nice enough for people to go outside and have fun in the sun, as they like to say. Though, you only liked days like these because of your cheerful personality; you never worried about anything. At funerals, you were the only one who still had somewhat of a smile, because you knew that crying wouldn't make anyone happier. You were the one people went to when they were down in the dumps because you could make anyone smile, even if it was for a moment.
You stopped in your tracks when you heard someone crying nearby, though it was muffled due to distance. You turned your head in the direction of the crying to see a boy curled up in a ball in the alleyway. You made an 'o' with your mouth and quickly made your way over to him. Once you stood in front o
A Case for ChristianityA Case for Christianity4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
A CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY
I can't quote Scripture. I don't know much theology, and I can't speak for all the divisions of Christendom. But, as a practicing Christian, I do know a bit about my religionenough to get annoyed when ignorant people (I'm looking at you, Angry Forum Posters) consider Christianity to be hateful and Christians to be naïve.
I'm Orthodox Christian. The Orthodox Church is regarded as the original Christian church, dating back to the time of Christ. (No, the Catholic Church isn't the firstthey split from the Orthodox in 1054 over many issues.) I won't go into those details here, but if you are curious to know more, a fantastic article which explains the differences between the Orthodoxy and Catholicism can be found in the authour's comments.
Anyway, since I'm Orthodox Christian, many beliefs shared by the Orthodox will show up in the following essay.
Fem Germany x Reader A Year of Smiles 8Fem Germany x ReaderFem Germany x Reader A Year of Smiles 82 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Year of smiles 8:
It has been about four months since the last letter I was able to send to you. This war makes it harder and harder to send and receive letters. I wonder how your pregnancy is going. I do hope your child is born healthy and after the war has ended. I have good news about Louise and myself. We have been together now since about February and I couldn’t be happier. I know you warned me against being with her due to the fact that she is not only a women but…Rosalyn didn’t you say you wanted your older sister to be happy? Rosie my dear about your offer to let me live with you. I am afraid I cannot leave Germany now or ever. I am madly in love with Louise and I plan on staying with her. Take care my precious little sister. I hope to see you again someday my little poco peperoncino.
_______ sighed putting down the pen next to a crisp envelope. _______ picked up a worn sliv
Laugh Maker ::PruCan::"Gilbert? Are you here? Gilbert?" Mathew called out as he wandered through the hall of the German's residence. His hands were in his pocket, clenching and unclenching around the throat of the bottle of maple syrup that he had stashed in there. By his foot was Kumajiro, who matched his master's walk step-for-step as the Canadian peeked into open rooms.Laugh Maker ::PruCan::5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Gilbert?" He called out into one of the open rooms. Leaning forward and deeper into the room, Mathew peered around inside, taking in all of the simple decorations and the basic furniture. Something pushed past his leg causing him to stumble in and he ended up catching hold of one of the lamps for support. He cast a sparing glance at the lampshade that lay there on the ground, a bit banged up now before shooting a glare at his bear.
"What was that for?"
Kumajiro ignored him, going for the more comfortable option of burrowing underneath the large fleecy blankets and taking a quick snooze. The last thing Mathew saw of his polar bear was his
Romano x Reader: Get The Camera~"Okay then Romano, you know the rules. The last one to pass out, wins." You smirked, filling shot glasses filled with whiskey.Romano x Reader: Get The Camera~3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Alright-a! Then let's do this, ragazza!"
"Hold your horses, Romano. If I win, then you have to be my slave tomorrow and allow me to do anything with/to you. (France: Woah, mon chere, you are so lucky~~) If YOU win, then I have to be YOUR slave. (Italy: Vee!! Do it Romano, you're the Italian Mafia!! Make her cook me noodles!!) Agreed?"
"H*ll yes I agree!! Bring it on, idiota!!" Romano braced himself. She grinned and down when the first shot. It burned her throat and left tears in her eyes, but she really wanted to torture Romano the next day. He did one. . .
5 later. . .
"Give up yet, ragazza?" Romano glanced at her growing pile of empty shots. She grinned and panted a little. "H*ll no, Romano."
10 more later. . .
". . ." Romano forced the last one on the table down. She was drinking it like it was water!! Romano started to get seriously scared for his honor (a
Special Little Snowflake Chapter 5You went to your bedroom to change into your pajamas. You put on some white pajama pants with blue snowflakes on it, a t-shirt that was your favorite color, and fuzzy blue socks. You refused to go to bed without something on your feet. You hated it when your feet were cold, and you couldn’t sleep if they were freezing. It seemed as if they were always ice cold. Your hands were always cold as well.Special Little Snowflake Chapter 52 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You walked to your bathroom and pulled your hair back into a ponytail. You flossed, brushed your teeth, washed your face, and then went back to your room. You shut off the lights before crawling under the covers and falling asleep.
You woke up to a cold breeze grazing your cheek. Your nose twitched ever so slightly and your eyes fluttered open. You rolled over to face the source of whatever woke you up. It appeared that your window was slightly open. This was rather odd; you were that it had been shut before slumber fell upon you. After tossing your covers off of you, you sat up and wal
Special Little Snowflake Chapter 4“I wonder what my mom is making for dinner,” you mused as you walked to the living room and plopped yourself on the couch and propped your feet up on the coffee table. Jack sat down next to you and watched as you turned on the television. You flipped through the channels before settling on ABC Family, seeing as they were having a Christmas movie marathon and you absolutely adored watching Christmas movies. They made you all happy inside and put you in a good mood. At the moment, Elf was on. Elf was probably one of your favorite Christmas movies because of how hilarious it was.Special Little Snowflake Chapter 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Oh yes. I love this movie,” you cheered as you set the television remote down beside you. Jack looked confused.
“That’s a tall elf.”
“He’s actually a human, but he was raised by elves and therefore believes he is an elf.”
“Oh. Makes sense I guess.”
“Who are you talking to?” called your mom from the kitchen. You weren’t one
Jack FrostxReader: SnowflakeJack FrostxReader: Snowflake2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Of course, you've never felt or played in the substance; but, there you are, in your room sketching it out in the (your preferred spot for drawing). It all started with a normal lake and trees, and then tell-tale signs of clumps of snow appeared by your fingerprints. A distant village emerged and soon, dots of snow flecked across the sheet. It not only perplexed you but also frustrated you. You took a deep breath, shoulders going up, and then let it out in a big sigh. It's because of that damn movie, you thought.
Ever since that movie came out you've been feeling strange. You can't describe it. But you hope in your heart of hearts that the Guardians really are real. That those gifts that you never know who are from, you wonder if it's from your favorite ex-Cossack. When you find those colorful eggs on Easter, you hope that he really did take time to hide it for you. You brush or floss your teeth, and you think of what the Tooth Fairy would remark about it, memories of taki
Germany x Reader pt. 1: The Proposal"Germany, what are we doing here? Germany. . . ." You were walking down the beach, in a pretty sundress that flew perfectly in the wind, with your boyfriend, the country of Germany, whom you loved and admired. . .and, who had just fell to one knee. You gasped as he took out a black box from his pocket.Germany x Reader pt. 1: The Proposal3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"______, I love you and I cherish you, and still, I vonder vhat vould I be . . .vithout you," He breathed, and you covered your mouth with your hands. He opened the box, and in the black satin wrappings, was a beautiful silver ring, with diamonds and rubies on the top. The German word 'leibling' was etched in cursive inside of the band.
"______ _________ . . .vill you. . .marry me?" The big, strong German man said, nervous and afraid of rejection, though it felt so right for you both. You felt tears slide down your smiling face as you whispered the most beautiful words to Ludwig's ears. . .
"Yes, I'll marry you, Ludwig. . !" You giggled as he placed the ring onto your finger; it fit beau
Maids For A Day (Germany's House) pt. 2"Okay Lovi, how're we gonna do this?!" Romano (in a lacy dress like yours ) began to repeatedly hit Megan on the head with the feather duster (it came with the outfit). "Ow, Lovi, that hurt!!"Maids For A Day (Germany's House) pt. 23 years ago in Humor More Like This
"I told you not to call me that, ragazza!!! And I don't want to start now." He groaned and looked around the room. Megan grinned her trademark grin and retorted,
"Okay." She locked the front door (Germany was out buying wurst. As usual.). "We don't have a time limit. We could just talk, then finish." He nodded and collapsed on the couch. Megan giggled.
"Lovi, the dress shows your butt." He yelped and sat properly, cussing in Italian.
"Don't make me add 'Clean out Lovi's mouth with soap' to my to-do list, Romano." He stiffened and muttered more curse words before realizing she was serious and stopping.
"So what did you do to get here, ragazza?" He asked, somewhat curiously.
"Slacked off, lost a bet, called Germany a sexist and a closet pervert (which he is) and stormed off. You?"
"Lost a bet an
America x Reader: Please wear something short pt.5"Okay, is this thing over yet?!?!" _______ yelled crossly, waving her arms and growling to make a point. America glanced at her from in the pool, then waved a hand at her.America x Reader: Please wear something short pt.53 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Do you mind? I have to win this chicken fight. . .but who to fight with?!" He looked around with a finger on his chin, then his eyes found _____ again, who was seething. He grinned mischievously.
"No no no, I know of that look in your eye " He grinned wider and grabbed her ankle, pulling her in with him.
"WHAT THE HECK, ALFRED F. JONES?!?! YOU PULLED ME IN!!" She punched him in the face. He dodged the next blow, and pinned her to the wall of the pool.
"Hey, hey, hey, no maiming, killing, or raping in the pool," Megan was standing right there above ______, bended over with a smart-aleck grin. "It'd scare the other partiers. You and I both know you don't want that, right Al?" She giggled. "Oh, yeah, and America, if you get her to play, I'll play against you~"
"Megan, you're in a leather dress." _____ glared up
Healing The Broken SmileLudwig used to always wonder why Feliciano smiled.Healing The Broken Smile3 years ago in Romance More Like This
A lot of the time he was carefree, happy, joyful, sweet, caring, and considerate. He was bubby and kind, and always had a smile on his face. He was bouncy and energetic, and acted as if there was nothing to ever fear or to be hurt over.
Ludwig wondered how he could be like that.
Feliciano had grown up in an abusive household in a little place just outside of Florence, Italy. He was the younger brother of a set of twins, with a superstitious mother who insisted that the twins were a bad omen, two demons that would ultimately bring about her demise. She insisted they be sent away, and when their father didn't comply, she would recklessly try to harm them. Feliciano and his twin brother still both have many scars from what had happened, scars that were always in plain sight.
One specifically, across his left cheek.
It was faded, yes, a vague trace of what it once was. Tanned, almost non-existent it was. But it was there. And Ludwig always
Germany x Chubby!Reader Chapter 1Germany x Chubby!Reader Chapter 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a normal day, you woke up to the disturbing sound of your alarm clock to get up and go to school. You stood up and walked over to your full-length mirror hanging on your bedroom wall and looked at yourself. You thought you were fat. You never had a flat stomach, you never had a bikini-body, and you were ashamed of yourself. You've tried numerous diets before, and the most you've ever lost was a mere five pounds. You've even tried going vegetarian before and it didn't work at all. You sighed and walked over to your closet and got your school uniform, which consisted of a blouse, a plaid, pleated skirt, and a sweater vest. You hated the fact that you had to wear a skirt so you always wore a pair of black tights with your uniform, and you always wore the sweater vest because it hid the fact the blouse was a tad too tight around your stomach.
You walked into your first hour class; chemistry. You hated this class, you didn't have any friends in this class, so it never mattered to whe
Untitled Star Trek Star WarsCommander William Riker sighed; it had been a long day. Fortunately his day off, barring complications, was tomorrow. The Enterprise was enroute to Starbase 4 and they were still more that a week away. He had reserved Holodeck two and was planning on meeting lieutenant Worf and Chief O'Brien would meet him there at 0700.Untitled Star Trek Star Wars4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Riker picked up the white plasticne, armor helmet he had replicated this morning the fully enclosed helmet had a rebreather and night vision built into to it, along with comm. link not unlike the badge he wore on his left breast now. The white armor suit belonged to an army from a work of fiction popularized in the late Twentieth and Early Twenty First century. It had come to Riker's attention during his research for Data's trial early last year, when he was looking for classic examples of humanities treatment of and beliefs about synthetic life forms. There had been different works of fiction about or including synthetics from that time period before the th