Why Edward sucks as a vampireWhy Edward sucks as a vampire6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Poor Bram Stoker is probably rolling in his grave right now. With the creation of Twilight and its notorious gang of vegetarian sparkling vampires, he must so proud. Truly.
If you havent caught on to the sarcasm, let me point something out to you
EDWARD CULLEN IS A DISGRACE TO VAMPIRES.
Hes like some new age, hippie, emo wanna-be, vampire. Who is abusive to the girl he loves to boot.
See now the thing is I really REALLY REALLY wanted to like Edward. I mean I really did. He was a vampire. I love vampires. But really there was so much wrong with him (and by wrong I mean NOT wrong) that it was virtually impossible for me to do so.
1. He sparkled.
Im sorry but I really cant get over this. Even the first time I read the book (which I actually enjoyed) I was shock that any creature that needed blood to survive would sparkle. And why did he sparkle anyways? Was there any point to it? Did it serve some sort of predatory purpose that I was u
When Sarah left.We did not speak in volumes,When Sarah left.6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we had quiet mouths that were infant-like
in their crawl towards the matching loudspeakers
we made from plastic cups.
It was a year ago today. It was
a hot day and I sat on a Union Jack,
clasping ski goggles and suntan lotion
like they could save me from things that grow
and swell inside
or things that make you ashamed
to be in love or things that
make you blinder
the sadder you get. I sat
as two men spoke of a man named Clive.
He would come and reuse bricks and bits
of bones to rebuild the wall
we kicked down.
They did not notice me, I waited
as they pin pointed the weak point,
they pondered over the two lovers
in hospital beds, with broken ankles
getting blinder from sadness.
O how they swelled.
I wish I could have told you things
back then, things like
one day I think you will regret me, things like
everyday I regret myself, things like
love is not just a tingling feeling
between my thighs
and you will not be able to stop it
Lying alone in darknessLying alone in darkness13 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lying in darkness I bathed -
as naked toes curling coyly
through silky moss-
in breathing waves of sound
of liquid crickets.
Lying there I lay so soft
falling gently onto cushions
of bobbing galaxies -
down-stuffed moons and stars
on a satin sky
that kissed my arms with ointments
of cooling crystal waters
And all the while
the clock did speak to me
of miraculous moments of coincidence -
time threw sighs at me
as it came drifting by
on molten tracks of silent silver.
The universe breathed
and I leapt into its mouth
curled under its tongue
feeling the throb of its pulse,
the life within its veins,
the steam in its gentle breath
and its gushing blood was a miracle.
the problem of evilHe fills his fingers with my skin.the problem of evil7 years ago in Socio-political More Like This
You're quiet today, he says.
I do not tell him. I don't lift my eyes like the breasts of angels in churches. I do not tell himI am learning to accept the end of the world.
He pricks the back of my hand, and I bend forward, my forehead against my knees. I think about names and I wonder if I were to whisper the name of a long-dead mother, a hospitalized father, a brother in denial, a sister without her hair, a dog leaning on two stubby arms and a cat with her tail wrapped inside her mouth, a baby choking on the roots of life and a girl battling her Adams' appleI wonder if I could save them, my mouth choked against my jeans, his face tucked away in the crevices of my palm, a desert inside.
No, I say, I'm not.
There is an amputee in the dark playing war games. He presses shift and his gun comes out, and he hits ctrl twice to shoot. Two enemies fall with their arms streaming behind them, graphics tearing at pixels, his screen a mi
when you lefti read.when you left7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i read advice columns. lonely in louisiana.
missing you in mississippi.
i read books about dying, and about
sex. i read cereal boxes and old coins
and spent hours making up names
for nail polish.
i slept. i slept in my bed,
in her bed, on basement floors and
in an ex boyfriend's bed. we weren't there
for long - just enough time for me to kiss
him and realize how many terrible mistakes
i have made. i slept through four movies
and i slept next to you on my parent's bed
right after we promised to be just friends.
i ate. i ate subway sandwiches and asian noodles
and mountains and birds. appendages and ampersands
and tiny little rocks. i ate ducklings and sky-holes and
tye dye. i ate my own heart and finally
i learned. i learned not everyone keeps the promises they make,
even when they hold your hand and kiss your forehead.
i learned that you lose more than you win, and that
not even the strongest people have any idea what to do when
they are absolutely alone.
(i bought three
not healthyi don't feel like writing you a love song anymorenot healthy4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
there is nothing wrong with lemons
oh, sugar, sweeten my face my lips my hands
i will be caught red-cheeked
when everyone knows where i have been.
had my finger dipped in the sugar, honey!
licked it slick with saliva so it'd stick.
does this make you uneasy? knowing i have
already conquered what you are seeking
i am sick of beats
i am sick of men talking about women like they're a pretty waste basket for a squirt of cum
i am sick of men fucking women like they're a pretty waste basket for a squirt of cum!
i am sick of men looking at women at all
you fucking dogs! put your dick away! take your
head out from between your legs and fuck a woman like she means something!
i am sick of sex
i am sick of smokes
i am sick of porn
i am sick of my body
i am sick of the SHIT it carries
i am sick knowing that that i will always be sick of SOMETHING
fuck this bitch and tell your mommy
what you did to her how you twisted
manic depressive the sky has shed its coat, blooming gray before me. someone is releasing the rain from their palms, sliding down their knuckles, melting off of their fingers. the water is clingy, and it hits the ground with a full-body slap, quivering the life out of it, sending it up to the stars. the lightning extends, three thousand arms reaching, afraid of all that it will touch. the thunder growls, a cat with its toy, a stomach that has not been fed in weeks.manic depressive7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it cries, bleeds, a thrashing wave of terror, a living creature storming. my hands begin to shake. outside the rain whips through the screening and throws itself onto the porch, frightened.
i look upwards, try to throw my hands there, toss my palms and let go of my flesh. it doesn't work. my skin stays still, quiet, hushed, stuck solidly to my unforgiving bones. something in my elbow snaps and i close my eyes to feel it out. the temple
adrenalineadrenaline11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They used to say that if you held your breath long enough, you'd start to see stars. How easy it is to euphemizicate and forgetialize. Honest, if you hold your breath long enough, you start to see paramedics and then? Then, ambulance lights'll be the closest you'll see to stars.
But hey, they're still pretty.
It's funny, isn't it, the things we do for fun these days. Someone once told me of a game in Japan that schoolgirls were supposed to like more than peach flavored bubblegum and designer shirts with obscure English brand names. As it goes, you hold your head down to slow oxygen flow, and someone punches you in the chest as hard as he can and then? Then, hopefully, your heart stops.
Oh but it's only for three seconds.
You know there were the other extreme times when we did tiring disgustingly wholesome things like math problems.
Anorexia NervosaSpring swept pastAnorexia Nervosa9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Limbs of golden, glossy and supple
Head bursting in a fountain of petals
Broad muscular berth held in a graceful tree arch
With a hush of your sensuous lips you were flawlessly titillating, delightful in your spirit.
In the Summer
You were a vision
Your flabby length of palms
Leaves of flesh delicately spread out,
Over the rows of onions and parsnips
By morning your soul was almost afoot,
you ensnarled the earth with your thick brown roots.
Autumn awoke from its slumber
By then your ribs trembled in the calm and lovely cool,
Dark green covering almost losing itself in its lovely hue
Your naked frame was a bleak picture struggling for some support,
The earth by night, beautiful but reminiscent of the past— oh how you mock!
All innocence broke down
Your soft covering of hair now drenched in flaccid gloom
The curves of your neck, which was once held in an elegant arch,
Disappear into the abyss, deep hollows between your soft pale breasts,
With a twirl of your t
30'24'34'The way to a woman's heart is straight through the chest30'24'34'6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and occasionally through the nose or grapevine. Beware!
A women drinks virgin margaritas and thrives on small children
with booming violin voices. A women does not need a lie detector,
only a paperclip, thread and a glare. She is the MacGyver of truth!
Sometimes a woman has an owl face. Sometimes
a woman says "No," but does not mean it. Sometimes
she misplaces her hips or breasts and her hair is a mess.
Women have eyelids and lips, to give birth. This is important.
What else is important? She will give you her heart, carefully
soaked in formaldehyde for exactly twenty-four hours, wrapped
in Saran wrap and vacuum sealed. A woman will give you this
with a gunshot-like motion. She does not belong in the kitchen
or bed, she belongs near the hearth with newspaper-colored
hands. This is important. A woman sometimes turns into a house
cat. When she does, it is important. A woman will dig to China and
grow gills when it gets diffi
hit the alarmhit the alarm9 years ago in Open More Like This
For six years I lived in supermarket doorways
and threw up dry soil. I could have died
I should have
not lied. I have not been to logic class
for three weeks, our task is to determine
consistency. Pen lids can not stop ink
unwinding downstairs, expanding
into last year
where a father opens his fingers
and touches cake wrappers.
He tied a dog chain around his child's neck
for all the stories she told and dirty plates she left
by the cream sofa, then he said goodnight to his wife
with chemical lips
thirty eight minutes later.
This is the room where trees die
and mathematics are always wrong. I make jokes
about the zeros on the wall and try to add them up
before they slip through the gaps in my throat.
I cannot stop them. When I was five
my best friend had legs like breadsticks, she went shopping
with her mother every weekend while mine pushed hoovers
and prescription drugs
into her palms.
I love her through time machines
My cousin ate yoghurt in a caravan
and always washed the d
A bloody fairy tale.I am the princessA bloody fairy tale.6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am the knight
I must be protected,
I must stay by her side.
I smile and wave.
out of codeThis is my heart, or notout of code5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you are more like a pulse
jirating and dehydrating
across far away lands,
hello little lungs, I am sorry
you are so afraid of what I will do next
of how I strangle you
with cigarettes, and you, skin,
you fear me, you fear how I do not eat
for days on end and make you cling
to dry bone.
This is what happens, you see
every so often, I get a little crazy, a little sad
and I claw to things, I crawl with my hips
and shoulders. I scratch my fingers across raw wood
thinking maybe, this time will blow my heart
into relapse. Oh, I am so sad. Oh, you will be there any time.
Oh, help me.
I sit here, with my heart all heavy, unfull of grace,
rotating dates, pulling out the figs that are dying
wishing that maybe, one day, it will be my turn
to be pulled out.
GeekGeekGeek9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I play video games
I read in my room
I hang out at the library
I like school
I have friends,
Virtual and not
I stay in front of my computer
I don't like to talk a lot
I'm not that popular
I'm not really cool
I play with trading cards
I buy action figures, too
Being a geek
Is better than not being you
I'm a geek
At least being a geek
Is better than being a nerd
the shutting of lidsthe shutting of lids10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wore ribbons in my hair
for you today. But I needed to say something more like snow storms
and something louder than the six AM alarm clocks
that pull you back when you've only had a few hours sleep,
but you peel hair from those frown lines
like a sticky toffee cake from its tin. My eyes are just not blue enough
and my dirty pores are tiny peep holes, I drop out
when you look in.
I wore dark jeans and a white vest top today,
but I really wanted to slip under double sheets in pink pajamas
and pull heavy-like-love covers over me
while thousands of people celebrated the birth of somebody
they don't believe in or the start of something
and they drink skin dry
so their veins look more like train tracks
diving deep inside, but yours did not lead to your heart,
they forced me down your knee cap
and I jumped.
I wore a grey hat today
because the ice on the pavement reminds me of slipping
and slipping reminds me of you
and you remind me
of being cold --
so I wore a grey hat instead o
chain link explosionslaugh, just laugh when i crumplechain link explosions5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
up my intestines and
lurch forward on my bed at night,
and engulf myself in self created
oceans and build bridges
from my rib splinters
i'm toothpick emotions, easily
bended and easily broken
and i slide through rain
gutters attached to poison
lain ivy clinging to my window
towards an unholy light
i wound you, like metal strips
through plastered chain link
fences out behind the self
made cemetery i formed next
to hollowed out trees full of
broken tea cups and bird beaks
and small remnants of when i set us
burn, just burn ever so brightly
behind closed doors and up
moldy wallpaper peeling
from the second story and
stick your hand up to grasp
small pieces of corroding
parchment to write goodbye
turn around, count to ten,
yell, oh dear lord, here it
comes, yell, scream, cry.
don't forget to breathe now,
two deaths in one day was
never artwork, even van gogh
would have known
ten nine eight seven six
you look at organs like a game
Anime Quotes"You're thinking in Japanese! If you must think, do it in German!" - Asuka Langley Soryu (Evangelion)Anime Quotes9 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
"Stop making me repeat myself! Its bad for my health!" - Duo Maxwell (Gundam Wing)
"Don't tell me he wants to conquer the world? Can't he come up with something more original?" - Lina Inverse (Slayers)
"And what's the real lesson? Don't leave things in the fridge." - Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
"*bursts into tears* I can't talk about it! It's so horrible! They were-- they were-- the milk! Oh God, the milk!" - Ken Hidaka (Wiess Kreuz)
"Survivability takes priority." - Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
"The boy's screams excited me far more than yours." - Tomo (Fushigi Yugi)
"I just love the smell of C4 in the morning" - Ling Ling (3x3 eyes)
"I don't care about no artificial humans!" - Chichi (Dragon Ball Z)
"Listen up numbskull, if Kasumi isn't back by dinnertime, we're gonna have to eat Akane's cooking, and if we do that, man oh man we're gonna wish we were lost at sea! " - R
the year of the animaljanuary,the year of the animal6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i am attempting to hide from
you. i am hibernating in a bed
four times my size. i am imitating
a bear, clawing at you and growling
in my deepest growl.
i stuffed you in a heart
shaped box and buried
you in my garden.
but when i planted
radishes they tasted like
where are your lions and lambs?
i have pigeon toes and
wild oats for hair,
i went to the doctor on
the 10th. i learned that
i had forty two feathers growing
from my shoulder blades.
el cielo es azul,
y te quiero,
my legs are the color of mosquitos,
which is deep blood red and scratches.
potato bugs crawl up my skirt.
my teeth are too big for
my mouth. my appetite is
too big for my stomach.
the doctor says
that the way my
nails have turned
into claws is not normal.
i have a heart murmur
and it feels like a
small rabbit growing in my upper
chest, with its legs kicking in
my spine is rearranging itself,
Not in Advent ChildrenNot in Advent ChildrenNot in Advent Children8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
WARNING-Contains minor cursing and some yaoi (aka homosexuality), so if you dont like it, dont read it.
Vincent replied, I come here often. Cloud grinned. Yeah, that Yazoo is a minx, isnt he? I wish was I was tapping that, you dog. But then again, Im more into Kadaj. I like em crazy! But I mean, we just complement each other, you know? Somewhere behind Vincents eyeballs, an error message was flashing. To Vincents horror, Cloud continued. So, Vincent, are you going to give me dirty details, or do I need to drag them outta you? Vincent wondered how much pain it would cause him to claw out his eyes just so that he never had to see Kadaj and Cloud in that mental image again. Viiinceennt! Cloud whined. Im waiting for diiiirrrt. Vincents brain had rebooted by now and was once again fully operational. Cloud, look at my shoes. Cloud obediently did
KH:: untitledSora was worried. Riku, give me the knife,KH:: untitled7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Give me the knife, Riku. Sora held out his hand.
Riku frowned. Why should I?
Because isnt a reason.
God damn it. Sora didnt want to say this. Because, Riku, every time you go near fresh bread and try slicing it you always flatten it. Riku looked affronted at this. Now give me the knife before you ruin another loaf.
Fine, Riku huffed. He handed Sora the bread knife and leaned against the island, arms crossed, as Sora cut him a slice.
anxietyi can't talk to youanxiety5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
anymore because i'm con-
vinced it's unhealthy
Two Weeks Absences - AkuDemyTwo Week Absences – OneShot-- AkuDemyTwo Weeks Absences - AkuDemy8 years ago in General More Like This
Demyx was happy, which was a good thing since a unhappy Demyx, caused millions of munny in water damage. He skipped down the hall humming a little tune and twirling around. The reason Demyx was so happy was because nothing had tried to eat, maul, or maimed him horribly on this mission. And he had not failed, he hugged his completed and overly detailed report to his chest.
In his happiness he failed to notice a door creak open and a pair of glowing eyes peer from the darkness, they flashed as Demyx walked past the door, two arms shot out. Demyx only had a chance to let loose one scream before he was tugged in to the room. The report that he had spent so much time on fluttered forgotten to the floor.
Xemnas and Saix were going on a lovely stroll down one of the many halls of the castle, having a light conversation about heartless, nobodies, kingdom hearts and hair care products and whatever else maniac villains talked about. While walking
soulswe've lost the touch to reality. we fall in love with strangers, picturing their stories and minds as we please. we start dancing in the streets as at the times we felt no one was watching. we attach to things so easily; to that pen we use everyday to put down our thoughts into words, to that bracelet we got on that trip where we felt everlasting, to that person we met just yesterday and who we can't get our mind off. we're dying and coming alive again with the characters in the books we read, we hold them to our breasts and say "this is me black on white". our mood changes within a second when the first line of this specific song comes on. we lie in the high grass watching the clouds, but they are not clouds. this is a lion and that over there is a kissing couple. we put a life and a mind in every little thing we see; these sparks rising towards the sky long to be part of the stars, this branch got mad at our ignorance and wanted to hit us in the knee, our cat is hurt by our absence fsouls3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
a darker sideyou pick apart the pieces of my heart,a darker side5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and i'm letting you.
you, with your pointed little fingers
burrowing into my chest.
and i like it.
while you tear the surface of my skin,
dig deeper until you're so far in
you start to occupy me like another myself-
you could be my soul.
you could be my
i will always let you in.
even when it hurts.
i will always let you in.
[the closer, the better]
because once you're here,