Tip One: Animal creatingTip One: Animal creatingTip One: Animal creating2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
One of the first things I notice when I look at people’s worlds is that there is often little explanation to why animals are the way they are. One thing we learn when studying animals is that Form always serves Function. This means that whatever strange features you may attribute to your animal MUST have a function towards its survival.
Survival for animals is fundamental, and the reason every live thing on our planet aims to survive is so that they can pass their genes on and continue their line. It is a subconscious instinct that every organism lives by. Therefore three important fundamentals shape an animal’s life: nutrition, reproduction and predation.
Nutrition is the animal’s need to ingest nutrients in order for its body to survive. I won’t go into the details but most organisms must obtain nutrients from their environment and have them broken down into energy by their digestive system – unlike plants, which create their own
Dragon Turtle Stats 4eDragon Turtle Stats 4e4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Dragon turtles are known to be some of the longest living mortal creatures in the world. They have withstood the test of time for most of the world's history and have been worshiped in cults as spirits of longevity. These mysterious beasts remain neutral in the war between Bahamut and Tiamat and try to remain in that position as long as they can. Anyone who would wish to have a dragon turtle as an ally would have to first prove themselves worthy of its time. Adventurers have either been found in favor of these great creatures or have been crushed by its massive weight.
Even though they are relaxed and are very wise, there are still some dragon turtles that will be as cruel as any other evil dragon. However they have no interest in treasure as they do not have lairs to call their own.
Dragon Turtle Tactics
Dragon Turtles tend to spend most of the battle underwater, attacking targets from below with bite attacks. When surfaced, it will send its breath weapon at the front
Universe Inside Herthere is a universe inside herUniverse Inside Her1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
systems upon systems
sometimes they collide,
or overlap and pass
some bright and expansive
as newly forming stars
some dark and vacuous
as old ones collapsing
there is a universe beside me
in this bed, she is my earth
hills and valleys
through shared rock shelves
our collection of mismatched
objects and moments
fractured and whole
to the balance
and gravity between us
our lives combine here
we heal and break
in the shared ache
of empty and full
there is a universe inside us
around us, with
and without us
our moons mature
spin off and center
their own galaxies
and we'll be here
in the shared ache
for our new
from the starline
Griffin Rider: A MeetingCaleb strode through the city gate, glancing at the guards who eyed him warily. He couldn't say that he blamed them. After all, a fully armed and armored rider and griffin were intimidating to say the least. Granted given that by nature of the fact that Bracken had to be able to fly with all the gear the armor was relatively light. Only the griffin's breastplate and skullcap were iron. The rest was hardened leather reinforced with bronze barding. His own armor was equally light. Consisting of hardened studded leather. Over the years of constant fighting he'd acquired a shirt of chain mail to wear beneath the leather and a scale mail vest to wear on the exterior. The triple layered armor wasn't the strongest thing he could've worn but it protected Caleb well enough. He wore leather chaps with inlaid chain mail and iron plates covering his thighs and shins. He wore a simple iron skullcap to protect his balding pate.Griffin Rider: A Meeting4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At his waist rested the long sword which he'd drawn on the elf bitch the
Exotic Weapons from the WestMacanaExotic Weapons from the West2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Also called "Macuahuitl" by the old empires, this was a sword-like weapon that was made of wood with embedded blades of sharpened obsidian to form its edge. This was the most common weapon of the central tribes protected by the couatl. Its main function was to be versatile in its use as either a blade or a club with the club function allowing the knocking out and capture of slaves. It is mistakenly called a type of "sword" when it is actually a baton. For those exploring the western countries, some forms of the weapon became very infamous when the tribes made ones that were as they quoted, "as tall as a man" and the obsidian blades were able to cut off the heads of horses.
Words To Avoid"Words To Avoid In Creative Writing"Words To Avoid6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
We've all heard there are some no-no words in creative writing - these are words that you want to avoid "at all costs" some people say, but do you know which they are, and why you should avoid them? Well, I didn't the first time I saw a list of "words to avoid", and not surprisingly, a lot of people who write these lists don't know why either. (I know, SHOCK! GASP! just because someone wrote a guide doesn't mean they know what they're talking about.)
So, this morning I went on a word-finding spree to find these "word lists" and find out WHY I was supposed to avoid these words - and more importantly, HOW. This guide will explain what I discovered.
WARNING: Quite often in this guide I am going to use words I say you shouldn't. Do as I say, not as I do. I address one problem at a time so as not to confuse people, so yes, some of my examples will have several mistakes in them even if I only address one of those mistakes.
D and D Race: Shinomen NagaShinomen NagaD and D Race: Shinomen Naga2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Remnants of an ancient civilization from a time long before humanity, the Naga of the Shinomen Forest have been in hibernation for centuries. Now, they have been awoken from their slumber to see the how much the world has changed.
Traits depend on bloodline.Greensnake Average Length: 10-15 feetAverage Weight: 400-600 lbs.Ability Scores: +2 Dexterity and CharismaSize: MediumSpeed: 7 squaresSkill bonuses: +2 bluff / Diplomacy and PerceptionChameleon13-17 feet520-680 lbs.+1 Dexterity and Strength, +2 Constitution LargeLand / Swim Speed: 6 squares+1 stealth, +2 perceptionYou can breath underwater.Asp15-20 feet600-800 lbs.+2 Strength and ConstitutionLarge6 squares+1 perception, +2 athleticsCobra15-20 feet600-850 lbs.+2 Strength, Constitution, and Wisdom/IntelligenceLarge6 squares+3 ArcanaYou can use Bone Scythes as an at-will attack.
Miya's Recipes 1 NachosMiya's Recipes 1 Nachos7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Tortilla Chips (suggests Missions.)
Cheddar Cheese (Kraft Single Cheese is easy but I'd suggest a block, Block cheese melts fast, and tastes better. :3 )
Salsa (I would suggest Pace's chunky Salsa)
Sour Cream (if you like the stuff)
Get a plate and make a nice layer of Tortilla chips. Then carefully spoon a few spoon fulls of Re-fried beans on top, make sure its spread out nicely.. be careful not to crunch your chips. Cut 3 to 4 slices of cheese or enough to cover your re-fried beans. Try to make the slices as thin as possible, the thinner the easier to melt. Stick entire plate into Microwave, for about 30seconds to a minute. But watch it, When it starts to melt. Stop the microwave when you have the cheese melted to your liking. (be careful not to burn the cheese)
Once Cheese has melted carefully pulled out the plate. (it might be hot) and pour as much Salsa as you like on top. And if you like the stuff, put a spoonful or two of Sour Cream. And There you go, a
Dungeons, Dragons, and DinosaursDinosaurs in the world of Dungeons & DragonsDungeons, Dragons, and Dinosaurs2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Since the bygone eras when the first dragons were born and ruled the skies, dinosaurs have always inspired awe, wonder, and fear among the humanoid races in the lost corners of the world. Unlike the Behemoths provided by the Monster Manuals, not all dinosaurs are omnivorous and it is often easy to tell which ones do hunt. Sages have always found them to be a mystery, often believing them to be related to dragons or drakes. Over the years, in places where encountering them is a normal thing, small communities have been able to coexist well with these creatures. Some families could keep a gallimimus as a house pet to keep the rats in check, an alchemist may rely on a velociraptor as a familiar and guardian of rare, magical components, even a warrior may find an ankylosaurus as a companion during mounted combat. The following will be a list of dinosaurs you can use in your adventures to make them a little mo
7 Usernames to stop makingUser names with more than one extra "X":7 Usernames to stop making5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Okay, these names were unique when they were first spawned from some Goth kid's head, but X's don't make your user name look cool any more. It makes you look like some emo/goth wannabe who is just looking for attention.
User names with random numbers on the end:
When you type in a desired user name but it's already taken, the computer makes names as suggestions, like instead of JohnSmith, you're J.smith, SmithJohn, Johsmi, JohnSmith233... etc. The list can go on. Just because you want your "desired" user name, doesn't mean you need to memorize pi.
User names that are just misspelled words:
Misspelling used to be cool, now it's not. Nobody cares if you type "da" instead of "the" or use extra letters. If the best thing you can come up with for your user name is a word, the
fati am not handsome, but i am endearingfat2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and wearing clothes to cover my indecent
flesh and unhealthy habits i will charm you
with witty jokes, sarcasm, and a surprising intellect;
because, who would think I’d be social
and approachable, smart, and charming
despite being fat, and unattractive?
considering the question
i dared to undress and see my body
for the first time in weeks
-sagging belly, and a full stomach ,
fat breasts, stretch marks,
and my manhood asleep
as if it were impotent
people compliment my shirts,
or my beard’s red tint
but never my smile,
and rarely my eyes.
sometimes i am cute,
and i’m compared to big teddy bears
‘cause I’m ‘comfortable’ and ‘big’
but i didn’t quite hear the same compliments
when i was 60 pounds lighter.
i am not a man, i am an overweight child
with a bad knee and penchant
to dissimulate my pain
and self-defecating humor.
my beard is a mess, but it hides
Magnus and ErebythMagnus and Erebyth5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
By late noon, the blizzard froze everything. Boulders cracked and crumbled on the sides of the canyon, shrubs bent and stuck to the hard packed ground due to the harsh winds. Around them, everything was white, slippery and dead.
Magnus wrapped the white bear hides tighter around himself when the wind picked up, then released a curt yelp when his foot skidded across the too smooth pebbles. He sidestepped to the right, on the narrow path Erebyth formed for him.
The emerald dragoness walked ahead of him, frills and crest tucked tight against her body as she swept away the pebbles with the leaf-shaped fin of her tail. Frozen mud marred its lower parts, along with narrow scratches.
Magnus pursed his lips at the sight, narrowed his gaze against a gust filled with battering ice, and pressed onwards.
He spoke no words, and neither did she. Even down here, in the crevasse of a narrow canyon, the blizzard howled. Magnus’ ears were hopelessly frozen, and numb to anything else but the harsh
10 minutes to live10 minutes to live.10 minutes to live5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
10 minutes to have hope
9 minutes to love
8 minutes to lie
7 minutes to let it all go
6 minutes to rember it all
5 minutes to make one more cut
4 minutes to cry one last time
3 minutes to smile at the pain
2 minutes to say its all right
1 minutes to say good bye
Good bye my love.
Leprechaun's WoeA leprechaun's life can be terribly hardLeprechaun's Woe10 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
After years of gathering all of that hoard
You settle down to appreciate all that you got
Some lousy bugger sticks a great sign on top
You settle down one day in lovely sun
When suddenly the sky turns rather glum
You look up to see what's in the air
To see a bloody great rainbow is there
Now a dragon is huge and rather scary
Dwarves are known to be violent and hairy
But a leprechaun is wee as everyone knows
So guess from which one they choose to steal gold
So leprechauns unite to protect your lot
Gather together all under one pot
While one leprechaun might be easily caught,
More's not as easy as they'd first thought