Future HistoryFuture History4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
20th Century AD
Man ventures into space and visits the Earth's Moon.
Various exploration vessels are sent to planets within Earth's Solar System.
The Sky Union is formed and with it the foundation of modern temporal science.
The first Tier (human genetically engineered to be smarter) is born.
The first Tier engineers the second generation of Tiers.
Cycles of mistrust, conflict and war ravage humanity as the full impact of Tiers to society is realised.
Majority of African and South American continent along with low lying landmasses now inhabitable as Green land ice sheet disappears.
Average human creativity, memory, problem solving ability, empathy and data processing continue rise exponentially as a result of ever improving technology and Tier-Human interbreeding
Rare Earth metals r
[Zutara] Betrayal of the Heart* PART 4[Zutara] Betrayal of the Heart* PART 42 years ago in Drama More Like This
The kiss before they invaded the fire nation.
She had entirely forgotten about it.
Her first kiss.
With her best friend, who was also like a little brother to her.
The feeling in her stomach grew worse.
Is this what people are talking about when they say you get 'butterflies in your belly'? She had always imagined it totally different, more like happiness and joy instead of guilt and sickness.
Was it wrong to kiss him? Does he have a crush on me? Am I having a crush on him? Am I raising his hopes for something more than friendship?
So many questions and no answers.
Everyone was tugging into their dinner greedily since Katara entirely forgot to fix lunch for them. The mood was lightly and happy and Katara let herself get swept with the mood, trying to forget her worries.
She noticed Zuko looking at her sometimes during the meal in what looked like agony. She got annoyed and gave him a dirty look so he would look away.
If she only knew Zuko could feel her pain himself because
On the Subject of Finding XI'll have you know that I've just spent a considerable amount of time searching for x. I've looked in all of the places that x might plausibly reside, and even in some places where I assumed x would never be caught dead, but I've come up empty-handed.On the Subject of Finding X4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I checked to see if x was under the bed, perhaps hidden among old school notes and forgotten art projects and lonely orphan socks. I scoured the closet, checking in every pocket of every innumerable pair of jeans, which, trust me, is no mean feat. I screened for x in every drawer of every dresser in every room, but it was all to no avail.
I proceeded to flip through all of the books that have stubbornly accumulated by the side of my bed, all of those novels unread and read and reread. Thousands upon thousands of dog-eared pages were turned once again, the worn out words flying by to form nonsensical stop-motion sentences, but it was all for naught. In all of those tens of thousands of pages, the x that I was looking for was nowhere to be
Love Is LikeLove is like a roller coaster.Love Is Like5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Ups and downs
Makes you sick
Makes you smile.
Love is like a final exam.
It makes your head hurt
But it feels good to try.
Love is like your favorite ice cream flavors.
It makes you indecisive
And you can't get enough of it.
Love is like the rain.
Sometimes it's cold
Sometimes it just won't stop
And sometimes you just want to dance in it.
Love is like me.
I like it
I hate it
Worms and Massage ChairsA few months ago I had some time off work, and a friend of mine suggested I visit 32314. I spent the following 3 weeks there, which proved to be a very interesting experience.Worms and Massage Chairs3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Somewhere between the bridge house and the hotel, a child leaped upon my back and started pummeling my shoulders violently. Fearing for my life and wallet, I tossed the parasite against a wall, much to the disgust of the passers-by. The child then flared his teeth in a way which my translator interpreted as "biscuits", though I'm sure he meant something more profane. Needless to say, it wasn't the best start to a holiday.
Upon entering the hotel I was greeted by another of the large worms, who extended a tendril in some sort of gestural greeting. He kept his tendril extended for quite some time, after which I realized I was probably meant to reciprocate the gesture, so I stuck my hand out too. He then grasped my wrist and started caressing my hand with his tendrils for another extended period of time, after which
To Have YouSomething in my chest is beating.To Have You5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is that my heart?
I guess since you're here with me,
You finally gave it back.
But why is it beating so fast?
Why can't I look away?
Your hallow eyes make my breathing stop.
The pain is becoming too much.
Tears start to form.
Before I know it they stream down my cheeks.
You turn your back to me one more time.
But I'm not letting you get away.
My fingers wrap around your wrist.
Your skin is so rough.
I'm temped to let go.
But I fight to hold on.
This is the last chance I'll get.
You don't turn around though.
You don't even notice me standing there.
My arm drops.
Have I really become that invisible to you?
You told me you loved me.
Was that just a lie too?
What happened to never leaving?
You promised I'd never lose you.
But you did leave.
I did lose you.
Just like I lost my reason to live.
You told me I changed.
I wasn't the girl you fell in love with.
But I didn't change.
I just trusted you e
Love Reaps part 10Love Reaps part 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you just going to dawdle?" Daemon barked in front. As usual, he was ordering me to do something. "Or am I going to have to carry you?"
"No, I'm just sore!" I exclaimed back, wincing at the pain. My arms took so much damage, and I felt so weak. I just wanted to die.
"You can die after we complete this task," he uttered, pacing on ahead.
"I thought you couldn't understand my thoughts properly?" I seethed, glaring at him.
"Most of the time," he mocked, turning his head, to smirk at me. I rolled my eyes and hugged myself. Desperately wanting the pain to leave my body. As I kept waddling awkwardly down the silent street, I ran into something.
"Oh come on," I mumbled under my breath.
"Now you don't even know me, and yet you already hate me," sang an English accented voice. "Now that's just pitiful." I had run into a man, here in the underworld. Another human in the underworld. So overjoyed and hope filled, I wrapped my arms around him. Pulling him into an awkward h
The Gay Rights DebateThe Gay Rights Debate:The Gay Rights Debate3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Why Gays Shouldn't Have Rights
Did you know homosexuals aren't actually people? They are merely organisms mocking the human body, but have a few key differences. One is obvious: these creatures enjoy having sex with members of the same gender. Another good example is that homosexuals don't have blood like ours; their blood is a highly corrosive acid. Seeing as homosexuals aren't really human, these creatures should not have any rights. However, some people believe these creatures should have rights, some specific examples being the right to marry or the right to adopt our children. This, however, would make no sense whatsoever, because only humans should hold these rights.
For one, homosexual marriages would change the foundation of society. Marriage is an institution of church and state, which is not at all separated by any document governing our land. Besides, religion's influences on marriages haven't changed at all. Jews can't marry interfaith, and div
TwilightDuring the day,Twilight6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Your beauty outshines the sun.
When it's night,
You sparkle brighter than the stars.
The sun comes to see your face.
It cries at being taken away.
In the twilight,
To share you with.
I get to admire you,
All by myself.
Not to be selfish,
I don't want to share,
But something so wonderful,
Should be admired by the world.
So once the twilight's gone,
Everyone sees your wonder.
I'll still admire you,
And count the minutes,
To twilight and us.
What is Love?What is Love?What is Love?7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Love is the meaning of Life.
Love is what we live for.
Love inspires us.
Love drives us.
Love is what made us who we are.
It's the Love of Family.
It's the Love of Friends.
It's the Love of Humanity.
It's the Love of the special someone.
That Love triumphs above everything.
It's when you're together with the one you Love,
and everything else fades away,
and all that's left of you is your Love,
and the one you Love.
It's when you know you can do no wrong,
Because when you've made a mistake,
you know that she'll be there to support you,
and make you feel better when you're down.
It's when you're angry at her,
but you still want to talk to her.
be with her,
and forgive her.
It's when you want to be with her when she's made a mistake,
when you want to be there for her, support her,
It's when every single moment you spend with her
is a memory that will last a lifetime.
It's when all you think about,
don't fuck with the Corps adTo the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannahnight before last.don't fuck with the Corps ad3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Date: 2010-09-27, 1:43 am. E.S.T.
I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded that I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my girlfriend, threatening our lives. You also asked for my girlfriend's purse and earrings. I can only hope that you somehow come across this rather important message.
First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket.. The evening was not that cold, and I was wearing the jacket for a reason.. my girlfriend was happy that I just returned safely from my
2nd tour as a Combat Marine in Afghanistan. She had just bought me that Kimber Custom Model 1911 .45 ACP pistol for my birthday, and we had picked up a shoulder holster
for it that very evening. Obviously you agree that it is a
very intimidating weapon
when pointed at your head, isn't it?!
I know it probably
Cut Open: chapter oneCut Open: chapter one4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a stormy night, non like any other. Lightening spit across the blackened sky as thunder roared like a man eating lion. The clouds moved rapidly through the sky as if trying to run away from something. The rain poured down from the heavens above, the tears of a thousand angels. The rain was coming down like nothing I have ever seen before. The only good thing about this weather, is that it's perfect weather for what I am about to do.
As I walk into my room I lock the door behind me. Slowly I walk in front of a mirror on top of my dresser, and underneath it I grab a knife. Not just an ordinary knife, but a meat cutting knife. One that can rip through flesh very easily without force. I've used this knife so many times I'm surprised it's still as sharp as it is.slowly I raise my head, looking at myself in the mirror and wondering if I should really do this. I finally decided that I would. I took the knife and looked down at my wrist. I could clearly see the veins, the ve
Part 1: the StormPart 1: the Storm8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
In a world not much older, but more innocent than the one you live on now, a gentle yellow sun dawned upon ceaseless relentless sea waves, as they rolled on across the face of the world, as they had for centuries.
A cool morning breeze wafted over the sea, gentle caresses of fresh news from far off places brushing over the white heads of foam. The breeze brought with it a thousand scents, and occasionally travelers, in the form of sea birds, gliding over the silvery green waters below.
Islands dotted the sea blessed by the suns gaze, islands where humans bustled about busily. Most had been working for hours already, as soon as dawns silvery tendrils had tickled the night sky's underbelly they had awoken, and set about their business.
Out on the water, long wharfs stretched out towards the horizon, ships docked and awaiting their cargo, or unloading, but not all ships were visible.
Dark earthen eyes looked up at the dawn sky, yellow clouds b
Under Better Circumstances 12 - Among Other ThingsTitle: Under Better Circumstances - Chapter 12: Among Other ThingsUnder Better Circumstances 12 - Among Other Things2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Nevada Shepard (femShep) and James Vega
Chapter 12 Among Other Things
Traversing through the dock's holding area was gradually becoming a depressing sight. The crowds continued to grow as more and more became refugees from the Reaper invasion. The photographs on the Memorial Wall piled atop each other, stained with the tears of their successors. Nevada disliked venturing through this level of the Citadel. It served as a painful reminder that she could be doing more, fighting harder and finding ways to bring this war to an end sooner.
Coming across the first make-shift room, she stumbled upon her shirtless Lieutenant. With his back towards a batarian tattooist, he appeared to be enjoying himself. He caught the familiar silhouette of his endearing Commander from the corner of his eyes and immediately began glowing.
A Lover's TangoWhat if I told you I wasn't wearing any pants?A Lover's Tango7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I would assume you're wearing something else.
What if I told you when I closed my eyes I saw your face?
I would think your eyes are open.
In the shadows, I longe
True LoveTrue Love6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A boy and a girl were walking down the street to the movies. She told him to stop. "Do you think I'm pretty?" she asked.. He said no. She then asked,"Do you like me?" Once again he said no. Hurt, she then asked, "If I walked away, would you cry?" He said no once again. She started to cry and ran away until he grabbed hold of her hand tight and said, "I don't think you're pretty, I think you're beautiful. I don't only like you, I love you.. If you waled away, not only would I cry, I would die."
Now think about the one you love and think carefully and keep her with you for the rest of your life, no matter what....
Heart-BeatNight floods my eyes, I see nothing at allHeart-Beat5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And further away than I could ever dream
There is just a heart-beat to whisper my call.
I draw all your focus by playing my role
Of prey in the dark, unaware of your scheme
Night floods my eyes, I see nothing at all.
But light is a pulse demanding its toll,
Collected and kept as a maddening gleam;
There is a just heart-beat to whisper my call.
And though eyes are alert I am still as a doll
When like a tide, rising nearer you seem
Night floods my eyes, I see nothing at all.
Unescapably locked, I am bound to fall
Into the void of your gaze oh so grim
There is just a heart-beat to whisper my call.
You tighten your hold and deadly is this ball
My pleas go forgotten, a meaningless stream
Night floods my eyes, I see nothing at all
There is one last heart-beat to whisper my call.
Be My __.Be myBe My __.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
SymptomsSymptoms5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Make my ribs protest
Like coins against the iron
Of ketons in my breath-
Heart's steps resound
Lungs fail to aid me
Of never waking up.
That is So Straightthe boy in the kitchen next to mineThat is So Straight3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in foods class mod two
he laughs and wipes his hands with a dishcloth
he leans against the counter
"That's so gay!"
can't he see my disapproval?
or my hurt expression?
he talks of things I hate
"If I had gay neighbors I would
be afraid of getting raped!"
I want to tell him
that I fear straight men
when they touch me
I want to vomit
for the exact same reason
I look him in the eyes
and that is when I tell him
I much prefer girls over men
I could go either way
but girls are much softer
when a girl touches me
I don't shrink away
what causes me to fear men so?
to think every innocent touch
is a molesting want?
"That's so gay."
You my friend, are so straight.
untitled nightsat night we tread softly towards the riveruntitled nights5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
where we undress.
everything is slow motion in the silver light
of one million diamonds
that glow overhead, and our bodies are feathered
we float together into the grass that stands tall
thick like a forest,
and lay with our backs to the sky, our arms and legs entangled.
the sounds of night echo
in our hearts, smooth but sharp. continuous but broken.
birds and crickets and other wild things.
we can close our eyes, encompassed in dark, and still see each others face.
smiling and sighing.
our teeth are white pearls, the kind you see around a mermaids neck.
when five hours come and go,
the black will turn to blue like the surface of the ocean, and slowly our cheeks
will glow with rose highlights.
our lips will blossom into warm pink buds, and our cold pale fingertips will become
gold flesh again.
i will touch your skin and sink into the many layers of your warmth, like
falling deeper and deeper
into a valley of fog.
Dialogus AeturnumDialogus Aeturnum6 years ago in Open More Like This
Who forms structures amidst the unknowable
Wherein the eternal dialogues lay?
Fanciful constructions of the essence
Existing in philosophical garbs
Dressed in purple, but tattered and torn
Bereft of their own value
Creating infinites through the subsets of infinite
Thus The descriptors of eternity, the finite ad infinitum
And the narrowing perception of that which transcends
The [in]finitude of attributes
An amorphous coalescence of forms
The conscious realisation of forms
An inseparable totality; an amorphous coalescence
By the narrowed filtration of perceptions
To the angularities that govern
The ThunderStricken hearts it mostly leavesThe Thunder5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Muffled cries are not so rare
Many think for earth it craves
But we know it starts from there.
Through the fog now running wild
Our legs will never tire
But when all heavens seem so mild
Our hope will lit a fire.
Left behind all human costumes,
Ever thought they really matter?
Lived this night to Elven customs
Even though they never flatter.
Singing tales of older ages,
Each word sent down in a droplet
So was rain then called by mages
Of this story the last booklet.
And abruptly it was torn
Like it held no longer meaning
By the symphony of the horn
Shaking all with godly timing.
And ignite it did, the flame
'Cause its shadow's in our eyes
And it screams aloud our name,
Zeus' tool that never dies.
While as darkness all embraces
endlessly we hide and seek
For the bolt's well known grimaces
We will share and ever peek.
As a gong the sound rebounds
on the walls of flesh and bone
And we, swept across the grounds
Feel the thunder's touch alone.