FOX09T Book 1 Chapter 5 "Why, I can't imagine a better time for you to have arrived in Foxwood! Right on the cusp of our Bliss turning into Glory! You'll get to attend the ceremony when Princess Winona transfers the administrative wand to Princess Zenobia! It's always so exciting!"FOX09T Book 1 Chapter 56 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Larissa was having a hard time not laughing. She choked back another giggle as Bea's evidently uncontrollable fluffy foxtail once again whipped her poor husband Reggie's face. Such was the matronly fox wife's excitement in describing upcoming events for Foxwood's young "visitor." Reggie just kept swatting Bea's wayward tail away from his nose, but said nothing of the annoyance to his beloved.
"What Bea means," explained Reggie, "is that we are near the end of the Month of Leo, and so the one-month reign of Prin
F0X09T Book 1 Chapter 6 The bridge over the fifth and final moat circling Foxwood Castle fed the speeding carriage carrying Larissa, Reggie and Bea into and through a wide-open arched gateway entrance in the high stone wall surrounding well, surrounding whatever lies within that I'm being fed to, thought Larissa. The gateway opening looked to her like a giant's yawning mouth, the raised section of jail-cell gate flashing overhead, with its long row of gleaming spiked tips, being the giant's fearsome teeth.F0X09T Book 1 Chapter 66 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Larissa assumed they were entering the "garage" of the Castle. But no! They had passed through yet another surrounding protective wall and were still about a football field or so away from the front entrance of the Castle. What lay between was a beautifully landscaped courtyard, like a perfectly sculpted green lawn but with statues, little fountains, sitting benches and garland-co
The 12 Basic Principles of AnimationTHE 12 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATIONThe 12 Basic Principles of Animation7 months ago in Historical More Like This
by DISNEY'S NINE OLD MEN, & JIMMY GIBSON
SQUASH AND STRETCH
The most important principle is "Squash and Stretch", the purpose of which is to give a sense of weight and flexibility to drawn objects. It can be applied to simple objects, like a bouncing ball, or more complex constructions, like the musculature of a human face. Taken to an extreme point, a figure stretched or squashed to an exaggerated degree can have a comical effect. In realistic animation, however, the most important aspect of this principle is the fact that an object's volume does not change when squashed or stretched. If the length of a ball is stretched vertically, its width (in three dimensions, also its depth) needs to contract correspondingly horizontally.
Anticipation is used to prepare the audience for an action, and to make the action appear more realistic. A dancer jumping off the floor has to bend his knees first; a golfer making a swing has to swing the club
YOU'RE A SQUID NOW. [Inkling TG/TF]YOU'RE A SQUID NOW. [Inkling TG/TF]5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Crap! My soaker is jammed!” Tim Cameron lamented as he tried to clear an oatmeal jam in an old Super Soaker CPS 2500 that he had since childhood. “I told you that using the Nickelodeon slime recipe was a bad idea, Scott.” A quick look inside of the loading tank confirmed the worst fear: the oatmeal component of the orange ‘slime’ had settled in. “If we start now, then we MIGHT be able to have these tanks cleared before the actual game comes out.”
Scott Cousteau, no relations to the French oceanographer, shook his CPS Splashzooka in similar frustration. “The chemistry for this mixture is completely sound.” Scott, a major in chemistry, didn’t want to admit that a small miscalculation on his part took an already absurd plan and made it even worse. “Give me a few minutes to fiddle with the dilution of the ink.” Tim tossed over his super soaker quite aggressively. “Look, I know that we’re already runn
Glutton for Punishment 6Chapter Six: Barbamon's PlotGlutton for Punishment 66 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the Dark Area, Beelzemon had just returned and flopped into his room when a certain other Demon Lord sauntered in to see him.
"Hello, Beelzemon," Lillithmon said in a seductive voice. "How was the outside?"
"Get lost, Lillithmon," he snapped. "I really don't like you, and I never have."
"Don't be like that " she said, walking over to him.
Beelzemon's eyes flashed in anger as he lifted his Berenjena shotgun at her. "If you don't leave, we're gonna have to have a membership drive."
"Why's that?" she asked 'innocently'.
"You'll be dead."
Lillithmon gulped out of fear and backed away.
"Go play with Daemon or Barbamon, Lillithmon. Just leave me alone!"
"Fine," she said stiffly. Lillithmon walked out of his room, and Beelzemon locked the door after her. "Man, she's a real jerk. Not kind and not nearly as beautiful as Kuzuhamon," he said quietly. Kuzuha's funny and smart though a little naïve she's beautiful and elegan
White Shadows, Cha 1 Part 1White Shadows, Cha 1 Part 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hauptmann Karessa double-checked the guard routes one more time before heading to her office at the aisle. The guards had been doubled for the night after Bishop Maxfel Hedrin announced his visit. She felt anxious about the notorious bishop's sudden appearance. After all this could be her opportunity to impress the top brass of Asmodeus church. Yet this sudden visit worried her. It was not unheard of for the notorious inquisitor to audit the temples' authorities, which included her, but his visit coincided with some disturbing rumors.
Two days before the Bishop's arrival a couple of Karessa's men overheard a woman asking questions about the temple. Her questions and the proximity to the bishop's visit were too close to the mark to be a coincidence. Unfortunately when she sent her men back for the woman she was nowhere to be found.
She had them chastised, of course, but she herself was left with making sure nothing happened while the bishop was around. Earlier she met the man himself an
No Road Back Home, part 2Jordan Fenix.No Road Back Home, part 26 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The name hit a nerve.
How could Norn Hannah Kappel not recognize one of her children, one of the girls she helped bring into the world? Now she could see it clearly. Jordan's features: her emerald eyes and pale skin. They were those of her mother, just finer due to her elven blood. Whereas her mother had been possessed of long, red hair, Jordan had shorter black hair. Nevertheless, she was her mother's daughter; she had the same soft smile. Her ears were pointed and her eyes deep and full of purpose just like her father. She was the same height as her mother, just a bit taller than Hannah herself, but she was athletic and fit for combat.
The Norn lowered her face and took the girl's hands on her own. "Child, forgive them! I am sorry my dear child, I didn't know."
Jordan looked a bit embarrassed. "It's fine Norn. I understand the people in the region have suffered. I can't really blame them."
"And yet you do, don't you?" Hannah's voice was but a whisper, her eyes still dow
WG - OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DOCOFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DOCUMENTWG - OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DOC6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
PROPERTY OF WOLFEN GUARD
DEPT OF SECURITY (SURVEILLANCE DIVISION)
EVIDENCIARY INTEL INTERCEPT
LEVEL RED AUTHORIZED EYES ONLY
* * *
FIELD NOTES OF INTERCEPTING WOLFEN
A semi-trusted paid informant (north forest sprite, aka "Agent 0") alerted Wolfen Security to an imminent suspicious transmission of some importance (in the form of a handwritten note!) from one fox master (residence: Province of Augurs) to another fox master (residence: Province of Solace), both foxes known to this dept for their histories of borderline subversive activities. "Agent 0" was instructed to disable the messenger fox (via sleeping dust) long enough to secretly make another handwritten copy of the note for Wolfen Security official intel purposes. The following is the transcribed text of the intercepted fox master-to-fox master transmission:
The chosen: Chapter OneThe chosen: Chapter One4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Train En Route to Ponyville - 5:15 AM
It would take about four hours to get from Manehattan to Ponyville. I wanted to use the time to catch up on some much needed rest, but despite my best efforts sleep was just something my body refused. I spent an hour staring out the window before I decided to do something else instead.
It was about time I caught up on the newest issue of "The Adventures of Captain Baseball Bat Boy", an import graphic novel from the human federation and still my favorite graphic novel since foalhood. It mostly dealt with a hyperactive human kid that solved his problems by cracking heads with his baseball bat. In this month's issue, Captain Baseball Bat Boy was up against his most dangerous nemesis; the nefarious Maxwell's Demon and his army, The Freaking Demons from Outer Space. It was good stuff that made the last leg of the trip bearable. Still, it wasn't that long and I finished it in about a half an hour.
It was a guilty pleasure, and one that at least kept my h
How to Annoy Kakashi Hatake!How to Annoy Kakashi Hatake!3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
1) Tell him to stop staring at your ass (funniest if you're a boy).
2) Seduce him and steal his book while he's vulnerable.
3) Read the first page of it and call him a pervert, throwing the book at his face.
4) Say that you think Gai is cooler than him.
5) Draw a face on his mask.
6) While he's taking a shower hijack all of his masks.
7) Give him poorly drawn Yaoi featuring him and some absolutely random character for his birthday.
8) Ask to do his hair.
9) Cry when he says no.
10) Repetitively say "Please" In different voices until he says yes.
11) Dye it lime green.
12) Take his pants...or underwear if you prefer, and sell them on eBay.
13) Sneak into his room and blast Screamo while he's sleeping.
14) Steal all of his bedroom furniture and watch from a distance as he wakes up and gets an epic "WTF?" face.
15) Call him a pedophile for butt poking Naruto.
16) Tie him to a tree and spoil the ending of Icha-Icha Tactics for him.
Wolfen Command CommuniqueWOLFEN COMMAND COMMUNIQUEWolfen Command Communique6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For distribution to all Foxwood Hamlets and Provinces
For dispersal throughout the Wolf Steppes
Statement of Knight Ravenel,
Provisional Supreme Commander of the Wolfen Guard:
There is no invasion of Foxwood. Reports of this nature are the rumors and lies of irresponsible hoaxsters and provocateurs. The usual suspects.
ON THE WOLF STEPPES RUMORS:
An intruder was indeed intercepted without further incident and remanded immediately into the custody of the Council of Princesses in Athena.
The intruder has been judged to be a harmless being and of no threat to the realm. The intruder is being held for further inquiry and legal processing.
The intruder was arrested by Knight Nathaniel and a detachment of the Wolfen First Cavalry. The intruder's location was indicated in advance by a patriotic Oracle Fox and so there is nothing "in question" about Knight Nathaniel's quick and effective response.
ON THE NORTHERN FOREST RUM
The Foxwood Gazette ConspiracyTHE FOXWOOD GAZETTE________________________________________The Foxwood Gazette Conspiracy6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By Stuart the Reporter Fox (Foxwood Gazette Investigative Reporter-in Chief)
Did the Alien Intruders have inside help?__
(FO9AP) – Athena. Fox inquisitiveness (and anxiety!) is sweeping the capital as curiosity grows hour by hour and even minute by minute in regards to the conflicting reports of an intruder (or even intruders), possibly already in custody, (but probably not), being present in Athena.
The Council of Princesses has yet to release a definitive statement in the matter, neither confirming or denying the presence of (possibly dangerous) aliens amongst us.
The Special Investigations department of this newspaper, always at the ready to defend the interests of the citizens of Foxwood, no matter what potential cost to the personal health, safety or sanity of its key investigativ
CrapDios sabe porque me dio este cuerpo y esta almaCrap6 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Dios sabe porque me hizo caminar
Entiendo las palabras en el aire
El viento me toca
Veo las estrellas a lo lejos como cualquier par de ojos
Ando, escucho, regalo letras
Letras que todos reciben
Dios sabe que significa la burbuja, este circulo
Mi hogar mi ser mi territorio
Ahora mismo pare, todo cambio se volvio negro
Lo he perdido
Me diste esperanzas
Y tuve miedo
Este es el fin de mi historia hoy
Full Steam, chapter 1Full Steam, chapter 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Marguerite Butler burst into the Hotel's Saloon. She ignored the angry comments of a man she accidentally pushed to the side and looked around desperately for a hiding place. There was none, at least none that she could reach before they caught up with her. Marguerite turned around, watching the swinging doors she had just crossed, half in fear half in defiance, and took from underneath her dress's bodice a heavy wad of bills.
-"I need to reach Boston in less than a week! There will be five thousand dollars for those who help me get there within that time... two thousand now, the rest when we reach Boston!" she said in a high-pitched and desperate voice.
A group of men began to stand, greed in their eyes, but as one they sat back down, their faces pale with fear as the doors opened and let in a handsome man. He was dressed in a white and expensive leather suit with silver ornaments; his light blond hair was covered by an immaculate white hat. He was soon followed by a group of unsavory
Mxls: Naut on StrikeEven with the highest tech available, the Orbitons still liked to hold a hands-on personality on a few projects…specifically, some of the fine-tuned ones that will directly affect their lives in some way. And today, it was some renovation work.Mxls: Naut on Strike7 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One of the two bathrooms in Orbitopia (it’s not a big town!) was going faulty in its plumbing, so they just decided to completely renovate it, complete with a new paint job. Unfortunately, this was the bigger of the two bathrooms, leaving it a few-day project for the Orbitons, but they were managing. Well, almost…
“No, no, no, these are all off by a few inches. You need to balance out the width more to make it work out.”
“Yes…THANK YOU AGAIN, Naut.”
Naut had been ratting on both Rokit and Niksput for the entire duration of today’s work. For him, everything they were doing was going near-inadequate. While it was true that their work on the blueprints was ridiculously slapdash and near-impo
A Huggle and a Snuggle - 1, an Inky/Blinky ficMaybe it is the frequent attacks and sightings at night. Maybe it is the fact that they are, for all intense and purposes, dead. One way or another, it has somehow become a widely spread belief among the Pac-people that the ghosts of the Nether-realm do not need sleep, or if they do, they need a lot less sleep than the people of Pac-world.A Huggle and a Snuggle - 1, an Inky/Blinky fic8 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This however, is just a misconception. While it is true that the ghosts do not need as much sleep than the living Pac-people, the difference is only by an hour or so. This fact does not seem to bother Betrayus, however. Ever since the portal reopened and the two world are joined, the evil overlord has sent ghostly raids against Pac-world as often as he could, disregarding the ghosts’ needs for rest.
And the ghosts, fearing their ruler, conceded.
Lately, it has gotten even more hectic than usual. For the last three days, Betrayus has been sending the ghosts out on multiple attacks, leaving his “minions” w
Glutton for Punishment 8Chapter Eight: How to Confuse a Group of TamersGlutton for Punishment 86 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next night, Beelzemon picked her up as usual, but also gave her a tiny bronze pendant with a strange carving in it.
"What's this?" Kuzuhamon asked.
"I got it from a friend," he said. "Put it on."
"O kay " she said, slipping the fine chain over her head. She began glowing with a white light, and suddenly, where a fox priestess once stood, there was now a nineteen-year-old girl with long silver hair, with a strange necklace that looked like the top of her staff, the bronze pendant, and in an outfit of purple denim and black leather. She looked the epitome of a biker's girlfriend. "What is this, Beelzemon?" she asked, surprised her face was uncovered by the mask.
Beelzemon, while Kuzuhamon was transforming, also put on his own pendant. He looked pretty much the same as normal, only human, no tail, and he didn't have a mask. He looked for all the world like a blonde biker man. "These pendant things I got from
Brief Histories of Don Bluth's Unmade FeaturesBRIEF HISTORIES OF DON BLUTH'S UNMADE FEATURESBrief Histories of Don Bluth's Unmade Features7 months ago in Historical More Like This
by Jimmy Gibson
IN THE FUTURE...
After THUMBELINA, several feature projects have been discussed. Announced with THUMBELINA was HANSEL AND GRETEL. Another, THE PENGUIN STORY, has just been announced. Through the years, though, several projects have been mentioned or discussed. Here is an alphabetical listing of the major projects considered by Don and the studio. The projects here range from just barely being on the drawing boards to having been developed over some time.
THE BABY BLUE WHALE
This feature was developed during the videogame period. After some discussions with famed screenwriter Robert Towne (SHAMPOO, CHINATOWN), the idea of a feature about a baby blue whale developed. The story was described as "an underwater BAMBI." From several pages of notes by Towne, Don and his crew began developing a story and boards. When Towne stated he would have to write the final script, the film became stalled. Towne would spend several years worki
Friends ForeverFriends ForeverFriends Forever5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It most certainly wasn't an attractive little thing, the doll eight year old Naomi Kaname was staring at determinedly. But then, it did have a sweet little charm to it. Its burgundy eyes seemed to gaze back into Naomi's earthy ones and its European style clothes looked a little worn and dirty. But still, the child's eyes were rapt on the doll in front of her, keeping her attention full upon it.
"Miss?" the store owner said as Naomi stared at the doll in a small souvenir shop she passed every day on her way home from school. "Miss May I help you?"
Naomi jumped when she finally registered the voice of the shop owner. "Oh I was just looking at the doll it's really strange "
The shop owner smiled. "Legend says he was a famous king long ago."
"Really?" Naomi asked, eyes lighting up at the notion. Things like this were always amazing to her.
The shop owner laughed. "Nah, it's just a doll. But I had you going for a minute, did
The Mom's TruthWhen you were inside your mom's tummy,The Mom's Truth6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
your mom suffered the pain that you gave to her,
and you thanked her by kicking her all day long.
When you came into the world, she held you in her arms.
You thanked her by wailing like a banshee.
When you were 1 year old, she fed you and bathed you.
You thanked her by crying all night long.
When you were 2 years old, she taught you to walk.
You thanked her by running away when she called.
When you were 3 years old, she made all your meals with love.
You thanked her by tossing your plate on the floor.
When you were 4 years old, she gave you some crayons.
You thanked her by coloring the dining room table.
When you were 5 years old, she dressed you for the holidays.
You thanked her by plopping into the nearest pile of mud.
When you were 6 years old, she walked you to school.
You thanked her by screaming, "I'M NOT GOING!"
When you were 7 years old, she bought you a baseball.
You thanked her by throwing it through the
Life in Korvosa, part 1Life in Korvosa, part 17 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The pain was unbearable.
An agonizing wait filled the space between each new drop falling - my face became a burning sea, each new drop a wave of fire. Held in eternity, I waited for the next wave, dreading that fire, but it never came. Instead, scared and angry screams replaced the laughter to which I had become far too accustomed.
The soft familiar sound of leather boots became too slowly distant and the clamor of steel followed. A metal arm grabbed at me. I made myself small; I tried to move away. But the arm grabbed me anyway. Then I heard the voice and stopped struggling. "By the Vault's Perfect Key, what did those animals do to you?"
The hard soil was gone; instead arms of icy steel cradled me.
The pain was unbearable, but that was good... it meant I would live.
Natalia leaned against a store wall, silent and calm except for her left hand. In it she held a cruel looking switchblade which she flipped open, habitually, every so often in a casual automatic movement requ
T.L.:- Part 1 charcters editT.L.:- Part 1 charcters edit6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Thunderblaze's Life Part 1: Chapter 1- 2 CHARACTERS!
Leader:- Specklestar- White tom with his fur speckled with black. Has green eyes. Former kittypet.
Deputy:- Fireblaze- Dark ginger tabby tom with green eyes.
Medicine Cat:- Rosewhisker- Red ginger she-cat with green eyes
M.cat Apprentice:- Poppypaw
Brightfur- White She-cat with speckled fur. Blue eyes
Scratchfur- Long-haired brown tom with patches of fur missing. Amber eyes.
Spottedpelt- Tortoise-shell tom with amber eyes.
Crowwing- Black she-cat with blue eyes
Rainfeather- Blue-grey tom.
Twitchtail- Grey she-cat with green eyes
Goldenflight- Golden tabby she-cat with amber eyes.
Bouncepaw- White she-cat with amber eyes
Littlepaw- Small black and white tom with green eyes.
Tornpaw- Tabby tom with green eyes. Has a torn tail.
Puddlepaw- Blue-grey tom with blue eyes
No Road Back Home, part 1The girl's silvery armor looked out of place on the unkempt road. Though she saw, through the light mist, that the badlands and dark forest were behind her, she did not feel at ease as she approached the pastoral fields and homely farms that bordered her destination. There was no traffic on the road. She knew well that the town ahead didn't expect many visitors these days, especially not from the southwest.No Road Back Home, part 16 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The town of Canterwall and its attached lands were some of the most bountiful in the country. The land's fertility was both a blessing and a curse. Its bounty brought riches and a good life in exchange for hard, honest work. The curse was the land's location, being the westernmost province of Ustalav. To the west, the badlands of the Belkzen spewed forth bandits and orcs who pillaged and looted. It was for this reason that every citizen was also a local militiamen and held weapons at home. To the south lay the cursed lands of Vyrlich, where the evil taint of the Whispering Tyrant co
Paved with good IntentionsPaved with good Intentions5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been a trap since the beginning. She had felt it, but being among strangers she had not been sure they would have listened to her advice. Besides which, time being of the essence, they could spare no delay due to doubt.
Now standing in the midst of mountains of grain they were surrounded by creatures out of some nightmarish Ustalavian folktale, gaunt, skeletal men; their eyes burning with blue fire and their bodies shrouded in black cloth; armed with wicked scythes of clear keleshite design. A dark fog clouded the air and stole the sound from around them. The creatures' numbers doubled their own.
Jordan found it ironic that she had to travel so far from Canterwell, alla the way to Absalom in order to confront her first undead, but as she drew her longsword she decided that she wouldn't allow them to be her last.