NBC: BagwormsBarrel just didn't get it.NBC: Bagworms5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was like everyone knew it but the two of them.
How was that even possible? How could everyone except them know about it?
Then again, maybe they were just too busy arguing all the time to notice.
But Barrel noticed.
He didn't have much to do whenever Lock and Shock would start arguing, so he would just watch them.
And as time went by, he started noticing the subtle changes in their actions as they'd fight.
People always called him the dumb one of the three, but he still noticed things concerning his friends.
And he definitely noticed how differently they fought now as opposed to a couple years ago.
Back then they would just yell at each other, sometimes try to smack one another or pull each other's hair. For the most part, their fights never got that physical.
Recently, that had changed. Now whenever they fought, they'd jump on each other, Shock would pull on Lock's tail, he'd punch at her chest.
At first, Barrel didn't think anything of it.
But then he sta
TF-It's BrokenTF-It's Broken3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
DISCLAIMER: I do not own Transformers, or any of the song/movie quotes used in this story. However, the idea for this story does, indeed, belong to me.
HERE'S YOUR TRADITIONAL, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD REMINDER THIS IS NOT A SLASH FIC.
NOTE: DO NOT READ THIS FIC UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN REVENGE OF THE FALLEN!!! MAJOR SPOILERS ABOUND!
Writing Prompt #40/50
Title: It's Broken
Rating: T (Just to be safe)
Characters: Sam, Mikaela, Ron, Judy, Lennox, Bumblebee, Optimus, Megatron, Ironhide, Ratchet (mentioned), The Fallen (mentioned), Starscream (mentioned), Beachbreak (mentioned)
Pairings: Sam/Mikaela, Ron/Judy (I guess since they're married)
Takes Place: During Revenge of the Fallen; at the Battle of Giza
Spoiler Warnings: Reading the novels/comics/seeing the movies helps.
Other Warnings: Lots of Angst, Fluff, and Brotherly Love.
Teaser: Bumblebee reflects on a promise that Sam ma
EuphoriaHave you ever watched the rain fall?Euphoria6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let it glide across your skin
Like a gift from the Heavens.
Close your eyes
Take my hand
Embrace the world
As I see it...
Have you ever followed the wind's path?
Let it tug at your clothes
Guiding you to the unknown.
Close your eyes
Hold me close
I'll show you where
The magic begins...
Have you ever reclined in a bed of grass?
Looking up, you feel so small
Breathing in, you realize you're not insignificant.
Close your eyes
I'll sing you to sleep
And guide you to your dreams.
3 in the AfternoonHappiness is when the door clicks shut3 in the Afternoon3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
at 3 in the afternoon and sunlight
stalks in uninvited through the blinds,
making a sepia mess of the room, and you
are waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting
in the sunken sofa cushion like a lost
nickel looking to be found. The truth is
you found me, standing just inside
the doorway like a stray animal brought
home for the first time, imbalanced
ragged and confused. I stumbled on myself
that first time, making more contact
with the floor, tables and walls than I
did with you. In some respects, that
hasn't changed. I trip on my feet,
walk into walls and door frames still,
but every now and then I bump into you
and remember what makes this home, what
makes you home.
daughter of doubtthere is a feeling in this air, this midnight air -daughter of doubt5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it caresses my face and opens my eyelids.
my knuckles ache from lack of attention
but my chest sparkles with pride,
for your face is a sight like the moon.
there is a halo of light
and you are a being. a human being.
our fingertips touch and our flesh gives way;
how is it you are so fascinating
when you are just a glimmer made from
the secrets i shout from the rooftops?
my mouth opens and my tongue is an unfinished song.
the emptiness inside me flows out past my teeth;
it tastes like choking on salt water.
i would not be surprised if it infected you.
it is a virus and i am its breeding ground -
my soft-spoken words making their way into souls
you are so very hard to believe in
you are so very hard to believe
because every word you utter
Fourth Wheel Added"Barrel quit twitching!" Shock ordered her friend as she tried to re-apply the heavy eye-liner he needed for his skeleton Halloween costume. All of her makeup was already applied, and as always she was in her purple witch costume, complete with a pointy hat.Fourth Wheel Added8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're gonna poke me in the eye with that," Barrel whined, the eye Shock was near twitching excessively by reflex having a sharp object near it.
Shock scowled a bit. "I'll poke you if you won't let me finish!" She grumbled as she went to apply more with the eye-pencil, "You should be used to this by now…"
His eye twitched again, messing up where the pencil marks went. "I don't like it when others do my costume makeup…"
"You were being too slow now shut up and concentrate on Lock." Barrel's eyes looked over at Lock and he watched him finish perfecting his heavily gelled bangs into the shape of devil horns for his devil outfit.
All this costume preparation was not new to these kids… They wore these outfits every day, and only re-app
the easiest thingSometimes, it seems like the easiest thing to do would be to get over you, but things that sound simple are rarely so when put in the proper context. It's okay though, since I still feel my heart beating every night before I go to sleep so I know that I'll make it. That you haven't quite won. At least not in the sense that I'm through fighting.the easiest thing4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sometimes, it seems like the easiest thing to do would be to give up. I'm more of a lover than a fighter and more of a coward than a hero. But the thing is I'm through just lying down and taking whatever the world throws at me. You told me to try harder and I swear I am. So if I thought I could fix anything, I'd drive halfway across the country just for another chance. I'd give my last breath if you wanted it, but you don't so I'm rerouting a new course that doesn't keep diverting me into these endless turns of unrequited love. I'm finding a different way even if it means giving up this map and forgetting all my plans. This is what forgiveness s
baby, i'm a catastrophe.i remember.baby, i'm a catastrophe.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i remember being pulled to you
like there was some sort of
invisible force acting between us.
tying me to you.
maybe you had an addictive personality
and i wasn't strong enough to resist.
that was the beginning.
the middle was just lost.
who i was was gone before
you really got to know her.
and you--you were changing.
maybe i was changing you and
it was so so wrong
but i convinced myself not to care.
it was like a star flickering out.
but still too beautiful
the ending was more like
a comet crashing into the sun.
Here and then gone.
and now after all of this,
the only thing left to say is
that if you can forget me
as if there's no gravity
then you're doing the right thing.
i would never blame you.
FireflyFirefly13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'm not small by any means
and i can't fly despite all attempts
but perhaps if i try hard enough
i can shine for a moment long enough
to mean something to you
and be embraced, cherished in your hands
RosesRoses10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Some say a rose symbolizes love
Some say it symbolizes a dove
But I say it symbolizes nothing at all
Or at least to many to count
After all, many tales may be tall
The yellow rose symbolizes friendship
Here let me give you a tip, do not skip
"Hold friends near
And be sincere
For if you don't, nothing can be of cure"
As for the red rose
It all may be a pose
For love may be wonderful
It's thorns my grow
Discovering new faults, is not so beautiful
White roses symbolize loneliness or integrity
For we all know sincerity
How ironic for it to be quiet the contrary
Almost like day and night
Be careful of a white rose, if you carry
Blue roses are rare
All the cheating, they will share
They will lie without a beat
They do not exist naturally
All will be of deceit
People that have roses of purple or pink
May come to think
They have a sensation for creation
For it is wonderful
To have an admiration for all nation
Death will be a upon roses that are black
Just like death upon a raven's back
Emerald City RideLet me lapse-Emerald City Ride5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Into the farthest reaches of my mind,
Where thoughts are nothing, and nothing lasts,
Except for images, colors, patterns to find.
Slats of light, undulating through sound;
Figments of feathers, flashing for me:
Lucidity in rainbow tunes, what have I found?
Lapse- purples sketches misted by green.
Falling fast is all that lasts
For a moment, all fragments freeze-
Time is unending, unnerving; all the pasts.
"Now we're going to float on the breeze."
Drifting into- reverse Deja Vu- familiar scenes,
Flawless seams, a story written; I'm the protagonist
In this Great Play, illustrated by Absinthe Dreams.
Lapse, see the forests, buildings and lakes... Fade into mist.
December 28th, 2009
find me in the hidden life.i have this feeling in my bones that some call weakness and other call fire.find me in the hidden life.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
it's a driving need and a crippling desire, and it wakes me in the middle of the night with cramping calves and feet running among cotton though they reach nothing but the great beyond of the side of the bed. it's a burning that pushes me into the middle of rainstorms to dance among the cracking weather kissing the earth, and it's a spark lit under the gasoline pooled under my heart. some call me crazy and others call me sane, but if you look for me in the heart of winter, you will often find me curled under the dead oak touching the bark because i like the way life looks when it's hidden.
you'll often find me like this, looking for hidden life and concealed light. sometimes, i will search for under the frozen wrinkles and concrete-frowns of the lonely, and other times i will seek it in the ocean before the storm. i will hunt under the foliage like a hungry wolf, and i will howl at the canopy as i track it dow
Dying Embers Preview Chapter 1Dying Embers Preview Chapter 15 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Screaming drifted up from the forest floor, threatening to shatter the century old glass of the arched window that stared out over the scene.
“No Susan, I’m sorry,” Amadahy Love found herself reluctantly saying into the cordless clamped between ear and shoulder as she cast a casual eye over the chaos below her. “It’s not the danger. I have been there before you know. I just have too much on my plate at the moment. You know I would love to go with you. Oh, Drake is doing fine. But he’s at that complicated age, and with my promotion and the Super expanding the department.”
The afternoon sun slanted through the conifer canopy and lit the large second story kitchen with a warm glow. The woman shifted the phone as she stood over the sink and smiled out the window, latex-gloved hands letting the bait satchel slide back into the pot of carrion. The youth in question was just finishing running
Amusing PainAmusing Pain13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the wind whispers past my ears
for me to catch those vital words
those unique truths
hidden from mortal man
the sun shines,
in it's glare
if only you could open up your heart.
and as the branches wither
shuddering in the wind
i see you.
beyond my reach
sun blinds me from your view.
you stab me
right through the heart.
(how do you have such perfect aim?)
so i still stand
making little rivers of vivid red
criss-crossing my soul
and i still stand
listening to the whisperings of the wind
maybe they'll let something slip
Ghost Stories from the MoonGhost Stories from the MoonGhost Stories from the Moon2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“And that’s when he jumped out and… GRABBED THEM!” The climax of the young Ximian’s story was met with groans and eye rolls from his assorted peers.
“Come on, Ci, that’s horrible.” One of the human children pushed a hot breath out onto the inside of her mask, “I could tell a better story than that!”
“My name’s not Ci!” The Ximian stood to his full height, bouncing a little in the low gravity of the small, airless moon they were on. “I’ve got more syllables than that! It’s Cirix!”
The little brown haired girl stuck out her tongue. The two races were still learning each other’s culture, including physical gestures and their meanings - it was only a few years after “The Time of Sorrow” after all - and Cirix wasn’t quite sure if a stuck out tongue meant she was retreating on the subject, or asking to be fed. He was vaguely cert
Dying Embers PrologueDying Embers Prologue5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dying Embers Prologue
The pain-bringer would come again.
The pain came in waves one upon the next.
Something in her called out to the points of light she could feel through the suffering; points that she could never see or touch.
There was awareness, a deep understanding that there was more than this never ending cycle of pain and fear. That something should be filling the deep aching emptiness inside of her. There was awareness, but little more.
How to Keep an EarthHow to Keep an Earth5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Mars used to be Just like Earth today. But it lost most of its life because it cooled down, thus its tectonic activity produced less carbon dioxide to warm the planet up. How do you keep Earth or Endako from ending up this way?
There is a way to keep this from happening. For a decent fee, if you're really worried about this happening, you can move your planet to become a moon of larger host planet, preferably a gas-giant. This way, while rotating and orbiting the host-planet, It's large mass will have the gravity to be constantly manipulating your moon's crust and mantle. This will cause constant fluxuation in tectonic and volcanic activity. Just take a look at Io around Jupiter. It's small size says it should have cooled down billions of years ago, but it is actually Solaris' (Earth's system) most volcanically-active body. Why? Because Jupiter's gravity is acting like a cement truck. It constantly churns the moon's mantle to keep it liuified in addition to fric
pH. DearpH.6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Sometimes I wish you would just strangle me.
Then at least this pain would have an end.
I don't want to feel my heart in your mouth,
crushed up against your teeth with your tongue.
I am not sugar.
My heart will not, should not,
Irken Detailed InformationIrkensIrken Detailed Information9 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
An Irken from birth is made a cyborg from the PAK that is implanted onto its back, & merges with its spine. Physically, Irkens are typically short humanoid aliens with insectoid traits, such as their eyes & antennae. In terms of genetics, they appear to be simpler in design than humans are, most likely made so by the control brains on Irk to make cloning simpler, while keeping the irkens stronger traits on top.
Irkens have four known organs, the brain, the stomach, the heart, & the squeedly-splooch, although the lower half of the body hasnt been seen, so any sexual organs or excretion organs are yet to be accounted for.
The Irken mouth has two rows of teeth on the top & bottom that seem to be in one two rows all connected together. The tongue is a segmented, spiked muscle that can extend longer than humans can.
The hand has only two fingers on each with an opposable thumb t
MM Reawakened: Chapter 14MM Reawakened: Chapter 143 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 4 Slipping and Sliding; Mega Man Oils Up
Light Residence 12:48 PM
A beeping sound was heard in the basement lab of Light Residence. One of the recharge stations had someone inside. The continued beeping led to a door opening. Someone came out of the station and it turned out to be yours truly feeling fully recharged. In case you forgot, I took on TimeMan and nearly got reduced to mush. I took a stretch hoping to get all the pain out of my system. With that out of the way, I went to the computer and uploaded the data I got from TimeMan. Pressing a few buttons, I saw that the codes I received were able to unlock some of the encrypted files. However, it only unlocked a portion of them only 25% worth.
"At least this is a start. Time to find out what Wily has hidden from me." I accessed one of the files that were inside. Most of it was written documents but it gave me a pretty good idea what Wily had been working on.
Each of the files I read provide