Nerd Humor(An Open Source Poem)Nerd Humor7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd compiled a REALbasic poem
in which a Python
with a bad Lisp
concocted a Scheme
to swap a dull Ruby
for a shiny new Perl
from the king Cobol
while making Smalltalk
over a cup of Java
before knocking him out with a SNOBOL
My prof gave it a C++
Climate Change Resource PageClimate Change Resource Page - (updated as recently as 17 Dec 2012, with 16 new sites linked)Climate Change Resource Page3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I've wrestled with an opening to this piece for the last week, and I've finally decided to just go ahead and lay it all out for those who wish to make use of it.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of climate-change science is serious lacking for a lot of reasons. Those reasons, however, are NOT what the True Believers in 'man-made' global warming would have you believe.
A lot of people on this site believe that things are not as dire as the heavily politicized IPCC and those governments which back it, would have us believe. Most of you do not really have the time to find the information you need to counter the often scientifically illiterate responses you get from those who would blame the human race, and more specifically the Right / Conservatives / Christians / the US / White people, for what we believe is just another phase in half a billion years of climate change.
They are the ones who, fo
Boba Fett vs. PredatorBoba Fett vs. Predator4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Boba Fett vs. the Predator
The galaxy's best bounty hunter goes toe to toe with the galaxy's best game hunter.
Height-1.83 meters (6 feet)
Weight-? Likely estimate is late 100's to early/mid 200's
-constructed from duraplast, allowing it to sustain a great deal of damage without degrading
-wears a power armor liner. This liner shirt has a micro energy field projector and two layers of thin ceramic plates, in order to disperse physical and blast impacts, reducing injuries and likelihood of knockdowns. The power liner also gives him increased protection from fire, acid, intense heat, and cold.
-His main clothing is a reinforced armor mesh battle/flight suit. The inner lining of the suit blocks poisons and corrosives for a period of time
Long-Range weapons: DXR-6 disruptor rifle and jet-pack rocket
-The DX6-6 disruptor rifle produced by the Tenloss Criminal Syndicate. The weapon is so fearsome, it was outlawed by the New Republic. Its could disintegrate matter at the mole
September 11Dedicated to those lost on 9/11/01 in New York, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania and to those who were lost in the theaters of Afghanistan and Iraq. Also do not forget those First Responders who suffer the long term physical and emotional effects of that day and those who have fought so valiantly in our war effort.September 114 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This is a one-shot I wrote last year inspired by the events of 9/11/01 and the little fanfare 'Patriot Day' seemed to have brought only eight years later. I imagine it may not be different this year, now that nine years have passed.
Disclaimer: I do not own the Teen Titans, DC Comics, Warner Brothers, or related entities.
The time line would be presumably during the first season when Starfire was new to Earth and Robin was already the one in charge of explaining things to her. This is a Robin and Starfire friendship fic.
by LJonesReed (AKA Star of Airdrie)
A Teen Titans Fanfiction
Koriand'r, Princess of Tamaran had only been on
1927-1960 USAMay 19271927-1960 USA5 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
In response to anti-socialist riots in the Southwest, President Zebulon Rorre enacted the Rorre Compromise. Under this article, the United States would keep the more beneficial socialist policies such as free health care, free education, and wealth-based income tax, while the others were ended. Many of Rorres voters grew disappointed with his compromise, stating that the majority of Americans had supported the socialist policies and that the anti-socialist organizations in the Southwest were a minority and outweighed in the decision. Rorre, however, knew the true scale of the riots; nearly 800 Americans were dead and almost three billion dollars in damage to property had been made. Had the riots and anarchy persisted, they might have erupted into a full blown revolt. Rorres popularity plummeted from this decision, and he confided in his advisers, Socialism isnt about this policy or that policy, its fundamental roots lie in ensuring th
The Alicorn TheoryHere’s my theory regarding Twilight’s Ascension:The Alicorn Theory1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Yes, she is an Alicorn, but by no means is she immortal.
You see, high above Equestria, higher than Canterlot or the mountain it resides on, there live the Ancient Ones, the first ponies in existence. The Ancient Ones represents aspects of the world, and most of them are organizes by opposites;
- Fire and Water
- Earth and Sky
- Time and Space
- Day and Night
- Wisdom and Love
So as long as the sun and the moon exist, so too are Celestia and Luna. As long as things such as fire, water, the earth, etc. exists, these Alicorns are effectively immortal. Cadence is NOT immortal, rather being the offspring of the affair of the Goddess of Love and a mortal pony, thus making her a demigod with mortal blood.
While many of the God reside in the place called the Eternal Valley, Celestia and Luna chose to remain below, a choice made after the imprisonment of Discord.
As powerful as the Ancient Ones are, they one thing they could not
There are Bronies and HasBroniesBroniesThere are Bronies and HasBronies6 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Fans of MLP. They acknowledge when something is right or wrong. They respect an other bronies' views and opinions.
The so called "True" MLP fans. Those are the people that are loyal to Hasbro regardless of what the company puts out regarding MLP. They defend everything that Hasbro is doing and don't acknowledge the company's mistakes. They judge fans, that don't like Alicorn Twilight or Equestria Girls, as "not true" fans. They attack anything or anyone who opposes Alicorn Twilight or Equestria Girls.
H.N.W.B. Chapter ThreeH.N.W.B. Chapter Three4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ludwig's eyes flickered open, cerulean meeting those chocolate-brown ones. He remembered; Feliciano, his Feliciano had been caught by him doing what? He'd lost the rest of the memory.
"Feli," his voice raspy; he sat up in bed. "Feliciano Vargas,"
"Ve~, huh? What is wrong, Fidanzato?" was the answer he got from the Italian.
Trying not to glare in suspicion, Ludwig cleared his throat several times before asking, "What happened when I caught you doing something in the bathroom?"
"Ve~," Feliciano squeaked, not knowing how to answer. "N-nothing happened, L-Ludwig," Both of them could tell he was lying.
"Spill it, jezt!" Ludwig shouted. He wanted the answer, not tomorrow, not later; now!
"I DIDN'T KNOW!!" Feliciano screamed at him. "I didn't know, but now that I do, you'd probably kick me out and ban me forever! It's not worth it." He turned his back to Ludwig.
"What's not..?" the German tried to put a hand on Feliciano's shoulder.
"Leave me alone." The Italian muttered. "LEAVE ME ALON
War Torn Heart"What a long horrible day." Ivan sighed as he sat down on a bench. He leaned back and looked up at the warm sun then closed his eyes. "I wish it is always this warm." He muttered to himself. As he leaned back forward he heard a familiar plop sound. "Not again." He sighed. He looked down and sitting in his lap was his heart. As he was about to put his heart back he stopped for a moment to look at it. He never noticed how beat up it was. Some parts of it where scarred and bruised and it seemed to be struggling to keep going. "Is it really beaten up this bad?" he wondered "I remember it was in a lot better shape, but that was a long time ago when I opened my heart to everyone. Before they betrayed me." His face saddened at these thoughts. He continued to stare at it thinking it could stop any second now.War Torn Heart4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey what are you looking at Ivan?" "I know that voice." Ivan thought as he looked up. Alfred was standing right in front of him. As
Deviant BattleA Fierce Deviant Battle: Fiercedeity1770 VS BigSheezyDeviant Battle3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The battle setting: a rocky desert sort of location with a few hills, mountains, and rock formations close-by.
The battle participants (split into 2 teams):
Fiercedeity1770 (aka "Fierce", because BigSheezy refers to himself as "me")
Neno1064 (aka Neno)
StickManiac (aka SM)
Kraymr Noobmin (just Kraymr)
BigSheezy (aka "Big" "Sheezy" or "me" referring to himself when he types)
LilSheezy (aka "Lil" he doesn't talk)
Bax (just Bax)
Events prior to the battle-
I had discovered that ~BigSheezy was seeking out opponents for "DeviantArt Battles" so I offered to fight, and he said it would be ok, but I had to wait a little while for him to get ready so in the meantime, StickManiac, Neno1064, and Kraymr all prepared themselves for the match StickManiac charged his explosive fists, Neno1064 stretched and practiced using her powers, and Kraymr began pulling out all sorts of heavy ob
RyRy: Healing WoundsRyRy: Healing Wounds3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ryan forced himself to sit up but he couldn't. His bandaged ribs were giving him more pain than usual. Ryan groaned. After years of getting injuries on missions, he was irritated that the pain worsened each time. The twenty-year-old wondered if he had gotten too old.
"What are you trying to do?" A nagging voice spoke up. Ryan noticed that a tiny silhouette had appeared at his doorway.
"What does it look like?" The brown-haired man replied crossly. He ignored the pain of knives jabbing into his rib cage and forced himself upwards. Before he knew it, Rylie was at his side. She systematically took two large cushions and placed them behind the injured man. Ryan resentfully leaned back into the soft support.
"There," Rylie said with a smile. The blonde then sat down on the bed next to her significant other. She softly took out her medical set under the lamp desk. Ryan made a disapproving sound as he knew what she was going to do.
"If I don't do this, you'll heal slower." The blonde understo
Do you remember?Do you remember the days of old, back when the grass was green and life was simple?Do you remember?8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When people around you smiled and offered a helpful hand to their brothers and sisters?
Do you remember your family, those few who loved you boundlessly, for better or for worse?
The days of carefree games back in the garden, and the hearty laughs of your parents as they watched you?
Do you remember when you walked along the beach, shoulder to shoulder with your second half, and gazed into the crystal waters in search of shining shells?
The waters one could safely drink from the spring, and the shells which were once homes to more than just sludge?
Do you remember these days when people weren't at each other's throats, when there were no wars, no petty conflicts settled in bloodshed?
Back when blood was a gift given freely by a man of great heart, not a prize snatched with the claws of a madman?
Do you remember when the sky was something more than a black cloud of acidic death?
When you raised your head
New BeginningChapter 1: New BeginningNew Beginning2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the middle of the Southern Serano Ocean, there was an island. The island was enormous and it was divided into several locations. One is an underground area where the submarines are stationed to drop off supplies and other necessary resources. Near the location is the train station that carries passengers and takes them to various locations all over Azura. On the island is a hotel where the top scientists and Gear veterans are housed during the last war; next was the maelstrom generator and the control center. And finally there was the Pinnacle Tower. The island itself suffered considerable damage during the final assault on the island bay what was left of the Coalition of Order Government and the regiments of the UIR in order to wipeout the Locust Horde and the Lambent once and for all. Which took place a year ago; darkened scared from the battle could be seen from the sky and at sea; also old, dried up stalks could be seen popping out from the water and on
Why Free Market Capitalism FailsIn this essay, I expose the flaws in the two mechanisms that are supposed to power the free market: Adam Smith's invisible hand and trickle down economics. The notion of the invisible hand holds that in a free marketplace, the buyer's self-interest will tend to drive the price down, while the seller's self-interest will tend to drive the price up, so that both parties' self-interest will naturally cause the price to settle on an amount that both find reasonable. Trickle-down economics maintains that the rich are the ones who start and expand businesses and hire employees, so the laws should favor them increasing their wealth as much as possible so they can hire more people, thus growing the economy.Why Free Market Capitalism Fails2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
These concepts look good on paper, but the best way to evaluate any idea is to see how it works in practice. Let's start by analyzing nationa
Naruko uzumaki - Chapter 5Naruko uzumaki - Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After 2 hours of waiting I had this bad feeling like Naruko is not going to wake up
I wanted to hear her voice at least one more time ...
"Kakashi-sensei Naruko is going to wake up right?" Said Naruto
"Don't worry Naruto, just be patient" Kakashi Answered
(Come on Naruko wake up I can't stand seeing you like this) In Sasuke's Thoughts
Then I saw Naruko's peaceful face
"Naruko .." Said Naruto
(I can't move .. what is this sound, I'ts like the hospital ..) In Naruko Thoughts
Then I opened my eyes and look at my right side when I saw Naruto, Sasuke and a white haired man
"NARUKO yay!! you finally woke up" Said Naruto while hugging me
"Naruto I can't breath .." Said Naruko
"You idiot!! let her, you are hurting her" Sasuke yelled at Naruto
"Sorry Naruko but I was happy hehe" Naruto Replied
"So you guys are ok?" I Asked
"They are fine Naruko" The white haired man Replied
"And who are you?"
"Naruko he helped us" Said Sasuke
"Yes he is Kakashi-sensei" Said Naruto
Canaan: PrologueCanaan: Prologue2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
My name is El. I am the god of the Canaanites, or at least I was. Many of you have forgotten about me because my son betrayed me. Of course all of you know my son as he is worshiped my many. You may know him as I am, I am Who I am, Yahweh, Jehovah, The Lord, The God of Israel, or simply God. So how did I end up here. I had wife named Asherah who was the most beautiful being in existence and had a total of 70 children. We lived peacefully but I felt at the time that we should create other beings since we thought that since we had the power, why not use it to make something good. Of course you all know the story and how it went bad. I can't say that I'm completely blameless since I didn't stop these things from happening. Unlike my son, I don't claim to be all powerful or all knowing. Well this is my story...
How I Became an AtheistHow I became and AtheistHow I Became an Atheist2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
In my life I've been asked many questions on how I became an Atheist. They were more or less the same. They asked "are you angry at God", "did something happen","have you read the Bible","how is it possible not to believe" and other similar to these. If you're an Atheist you know what I'm talking about. These are pretty common. Also, these questions remind me the same questions asked to the gay people when the gay rights movement first started. The people behind these questions? More or less the same. These questions will be asked by your average theist person that has no idea what an Atheist is and most possibly is scared to ask questions and doubt his own faith.
I was brought up in a Christian Greek Orthodox household but my parents didn't have strict control over my beliefs. That was step one. We were a family that liked to travel abroad a lot, specialy in Europe and because one of my aunts is married to a Turkish person (surprise!), I
TTNG2: Alliance Chpt 4Trees all around, drenched from the pouring rain. Darkness consuming the area, not showing a sense of happiness of some sort.TTNG2: Alliance Chpt 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The green pyromencer was on his hands and knees, tears streaming down while the rain drops were mixed in.
" I can't take this anymore, everything that I've done 'till now....shit."
He clenches the ground and the mud pools in his hands while he clenched his eyes so tight, they could rip.
"...all because that I couldn't control myself and now look what that's brought meh...maybe I deserved this, all of the pain I've caused."
Out of the shadows, a figure wearing a light blue 2 piece dress walks towards him carrying an umbrella. She pauses infront of Ferio, cocks her head to the side, and then kneels down in front of him.
"Something troubling you?"
"Heh...you can say that." He replied while not looking up as he closed in eyes in shame.
The mysterious woman made a puzzled look on her face but then sets her umbrella down, covering the both of them, and sits next to
You Can't Get MarriedYou can't get married. No, I'm talking to you. And if you are married, it's going to be annulled. You may only live with your "spouse" as a citizen of the United States. You may not be carried on your co-habitant's insurance. You may not inherit any of your cohab's property when they die. You may not be allowed into the hospital room with them because you are not family. Any children you have go to your cohab's parents because they are their relatives, not you. And if you decide to go live somewhere else, you get what you came into the house with. You're a roommate. You're a booty call. And if you're being supported by your roommate and have sex with them you are trading sex for goods and services. In other words, you are a whore.You Can't Get Married2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
If all marriage laws were dissolved tomorrow, this is what would happen to families. And without those laws, our married citizens would h
Una Navidad con Naruto. Capitulo 1Una Navidad con Naruto. Capitulo 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Una navidad con Naruto.
Jamás pensé que desde que lo conocí me haría su amiga, una de sus mejores amigas, aunque quisiera que fuera más que eso. A veces pienso que quizás no sea la persona que él está esperando, pero al menos lo intentaré, pero el problema es ése. Nunca tuve la demasiada confianza en mi misma para darle la cara a mis sentimientos hacia él, y mucho menos para que lo supiera, soy muy tímida y una tonta que no sabe aprovecharlo.
El día en que lo conocí lo recuerdo como si hubiera sido ayer, la lluvia caía intensamente como si una terrible guerra se desatara desde el cielo, y aunque eso era cierto yo era la que peor la estaba pasando. El diluvio había inundado todas las calles de tierra y era casi imposible pasar entre ellas, si pisaba algo mal o algo por el estilo era más que seguro que me caería me embarraría y mi ropa se ensuciaría, deb
Uzumaki Life: Hinata HelpUzumaki Life: Hinata Help2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The time was around two o'clock in the morning and the home of Naruto and Hinata Uzumaki, and their two children, was peaceful and quiet; but, not for long. Right when the time changed to 2:01 a.m. a loud, high pitch cry played out a baby monitor that was sitting on Naruto's nightstand. Naruto's eyes twitched as the noise began to wake him up. Naruto then tiredly opened his eyes. He then rolled over from his side, onto his back and wiped his whole face and groaned. When Naruto finally sat up on the queen sized bed that him and his wife, Hinata shared, he saw his wife roll over and rub one of her eyes.
"What's going on," she asked tiredly.
"I think Songo woke up," Naruto said as he tiredly scratched his head. "Don't worry I'll handle it. You go back to sleep." Naruto then leaned down and gave his wife a kiss on the forehead before getting up from then bed. While he was walking out of the master bedroom, Hinata rolled back over on her side and fell back asleep.
Naruto walked into the bed
Ears"Ma, are you sure that you and Da can handle both Jaspert and Deryn for the weekend?" Artemis asked her over the phone. "We can always drop him off with Soph"Ears2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Now you listen here Artemis Ferdinand Sharp-Chotek, your Da and I raised all three of you perfectly adequately!" She scorned him over the phone, wagging her finger at the invisible apparition of her son. "I think we can handle our grandkids for one measly weekend!" She shoved the phone back on its jack, wanting to have the final word as always. Deryn was so mad at her son for thinking that she and Alek couldn't take care of Deryn Jr. and Jaspert! As if they hadn't done a good job with their own children!
"LIEBE!" She heard Alek yell from the kitchen. She was in the next barking room! Why couldn't he just talk like a normal person?
"WHAT?" Deryn yelled back. Alek poked his head out of the kitchen doorway, his graying hair falling over his eyes and covering his once large ears. He had grown into them quite nicely.
Equestrian Office Party memeEquestrian Office Party meme2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Equestrian Office Party (taken from a Facebook Meme)
Note: To ensure the randomness of this, I took the name of ponies or other MLP characters featured in pony-related Favorites (first page only) on my DA page, skipping repeats.
1) Running around topless singing "Jingle Bells": Twilight Sparkle
2) Spiked the punch and then consumed most of it: Applejack
3) Dancing on the desk singing "Can't Touch This": Princess Celestia
4) Has Rolodex making prank calls: Fluttershy
5) Spinning around in office chair screaming: Derpy
6) Locked in bathroom hugging the toilet: Pinkie Pie
7) Passed out under their desk: Rainbow Dash
8) Sitting on copier making Christmas Cards: Big Mac
9) Throwing fruitcake at people outside: Discord
10) Playing spin the bottle with cleaning crew: Rarity
Uzumaki Life: She's EvilUzumaki Life: She's Evil2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a bright and quiet day at the Uzumaki home. In the kitchen, twelve year old Ichigo Uzumaki was looking around for something to eat. He then walked over to the kitchen counter and opened out of the cabinets. He then pulled out an instant ramen cup and closed the cabinet door. Ichigo then walked over to the trash can to go through away the lid that he tore off the cup and then made a u-turn toward the sink.
Behind Ichigo, his little sister Kiki came walking into the kitchen with a stool that she used in a bathroom that her and her siblings shared. Kiki walked over to the same kitchen counter that her brother was at moments before and placed the stool down, making sure it was in a good spot. She then jumped onto the stool and then looked around the counter when she was eye level with it. Kiki then jumped up and pushed herself up on the counter and stood up straight. She looked back to see if her brother noticed her, he was too concerned with putting the instant ramen cup in the mic