All of us, and me.The world is one big contradiction.All of us, and me.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Just like you,
I judge him,
For judging them,
Being different is cool,
But not being different alone,
I want to stand out,
But not too much,
I want to be alone,
But if they leave me,
I am sad,
The world is big,
And I am small,
But I see things,
I am me,
And that is more,
Than you could ever be.
And so I laugh,
Because I am me,
and nothing more
Yet I am free.
SchmetterlingsseeleSchmetterlingsseeleSchmetterlingsseele3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tausend verkrüppelte Leben lebend
Ihre entstellten Hände
krallten sich in meine Seele,
zerbrachen meinen Sinn.
Hilflose Körper lagen zu ihren Füßen,
wollten nur sich selbst erkennen.
Mein sterbendes Sein schwand,
neugeboren in einem blühenden Kokon.
Ein helles Licht, ein tosender Wind,
mein behütetes Zuhause bricht.
Aus meinen schmalen Schultern
ragen zu große Flügel.
Mein neues Leben trägt mich,
Meine Hände berührten meine entstellte Haut, rieben über die klaffenden Wunden meiner Seele. Das Geräusch von prasselndem Regen beruhigte den schnellen Schlag meines Herzen, immer noch erschrocken über das Geschehene. Der Spiegel vor mir zeigte mir jemanden, den ich nicht erkannte, der nicht so aussah wie ich. Ich fühlte mich leer, nur mein Herz schlug unablässig in meiner Brust umher, mein Hirn jedoch ließ keinen Gedanken zu. Es war so schnel
SmileTrue feelings, real meanings, invisible things are often much more important than any visible, apparently real things. A smile's meaning can be as visible as the sunlight for some, for others it's as invisible as the wind. The ones that see the sunlight are able to feel the wind on their skin but the ones that don't feel the wind, will never be able to really see the sunlight, unless they free their hearts and let the wind teach them how to fly and the sun "light up their face with gladness. It is only then when "you'll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.."Smile5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Emily LennonEmily Lennon4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
It was a Saturday night and Emily, was of course, sitting in front of the TV. Her favorite program was on, Saturday Night Live. Tears welled up in her eyes as she realized it was another lonely night, without John. The lads had been on tour. She missed her silly mop topped man. She grabbed a pillow and held it to her chest. It seems as though the usually hilarious show wasn't working at all. Tears started to roll and she wondered how many more nights John was going to be away. The tour was supposed to be over two weeks ago. But you know, weather, fans, things just happen.
The next thing Emily knew was that it was 3:00 in the morning, and she had fallen asleep on the couch. She got up and turned off the TV and headed into her bedroom, crawling into bed. Despite her recent sleepiness, She just couldn't fall asleep. She thought about John calling her Em. He always called her Em. Then she thought of his laugh. She just couldn't sleep. Emily gave up. She crawled out of bed and went into the
Streets of gold chpt.4Streets of gold chpt.44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Streets of Gold
"You're way too young to fall apart...
The house was empty. Quiet. Dark.
Just how I liked it.
But I trusted Tom on his word, he'd be back. I know he would be. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy to let you into his heart then forget you... He seems different. In a good, kind way. Not the bad, bitchy, douche bag way. If he was like that, I wouldn't even have gotten near him, much less kissed him.
Hell, did I really kiss him? A boy? I've never even kissed a girl! But a boy? My God... I've changed too much just by meeting him.
I sighed deeply and sat down in front of the couch yeah, you heard me. In front of it. I stared down at the floor for the longest time. What was I thinking when I asked him over? What the hell was I even letting run through my damn mind. Ugh... But what if I was right, what I thought of last night? What if he is cheating on someone, with me? Of all people in Germany, Europe, the WORLD. Me? Why me? Am I that special? Am I reall
Be My __.Be myBe My __.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I love youI love you3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I Love You,
Three simple words,
Said by many,
Three simple words,
Abused by many,
Three simple words,
Meant by many...
So from me,
What do they mean?
When you cry,
When you laugh,
When you fight,
When you love,
And when you're alone,
Have no where to go,
There is no hope,
I am there...
To hold you,
To comfort you,
To protect you,
To let you know,
I will always,
With all my heart,
With the meaning known,
I leave you,
With these three,
Very simple words...
Very Powerful words...
Truly spoken words...
Those three words,
That simply mean
I Love You
An Emergence 5: MomentumAn Emergence 5: Momentum8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Continued from An Emergence 4: "A Premonition"
IMPORTANT NOTE: I decided to make up a name for "Sesshoumaru's mother" to use in this story.
She will be referred to as "Shirakume " from now on.
Having a name makes writing so much easier...."Sesshoumaru's mother" just sounds silly sometimes.
An Emergence 5: Momentum
Sesshoumaru and Inu no Taishou had arrived at the training field.
The ground was still steeped in the shade of the night.
The grass rustled gently in the breeze, and it mimicked the sound of the distant waves.
Inu no Taishou turned to his son.
"Draw, Sesshoumaru. I'll see how you have improved," he said.
Sesshoumaru pensively drew his sword in a slow, graceful motion. His sword glinted dimly in the darkness.
Taishou observed his son's expression. His son was always difficult to read.
"I will not come at you unless y
Sesshomaru Loves RinRin, Lord Sesshomaru whispered as his crafty golden eyes fondly observed his ward repeatedly stab her short pike into the gentle river current for defenseless fish. Ah-Un, the two-headed dragon steed, tagged alongside her like a loyal watchdog. It was early spring and the cherry blossoms were already carelessly twirling in the cool breeze, their sweet fragrance intoxicating. Secretly, he loved spring above all seasons because it was a time of new beginnings and rebirth.Sesshomaru Loves Rin8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Nowadays with the fall of Naraku, the dog demon had developed several secrets and appreciation for the world itself. He claimed he journeyed with his small posse in a search for the few remaining Shikon Jewel shards scattered across Japan, but truthfully he enjoyed just adventuring with his companions, Jaken, Kohaku, and especially Rin. Earlier this morning, before sunrise, Jaken and Kohaku had ventured ahead to forerun Sesshomarus arrival to the Fujioka domain where Inuyasha presided as the daimyo.
An Emergence 1An Emergence 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Following is a short list of ideas and premise used in this story. Please read it before starting on the story. It will make more sense.
Sesshoumaru and Kureha had studied together since they were children.
Kureha's mother and Inu no Taishou had an alliance against a foreign youkai invasion, and since then their kin kept their alliance.
Kureha was entrusted to Sesshoumaru's mother while she received lessons from sages gathered at Sesshoumaru's mother's palace.
They met every few years, and Kureha stayed about half a year each time.
Kureha's Orochi (Great Serpent) clan and Sesshoumaru's Inu Daiyoukai have different customs and social structure.
Youkai do not have convention of marriage.
In my universe, Inupop was an absent father. He did not live with Sessmom, and he visited Sessmom and Sesshoumaru from time to time, occasionally giving Sesshoumaru lessons when he was around. (as seen in Y
Sesshomaru's TearsI do not dream nor sleep; I only lay beside her... protection is what I give to her fragile tiny body. The thought of the warmth she brings to my innards disappearing, renders me motionless.Sesshomaru's Tears8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She sleeps upon my mane, now as I tend to the fire. The cold brisk winds that seem to pass right through me, bring the feelings of loneliness... I put out the fire for the night as it is a warm summer one.
The girl sighs in her sleep as her back bobs up and down in breathe. The imp sleeps against a near by tree, Jintojo resting against his shoulder. The mighty Lord stands watch, he gazes across the open field, and as he makes his way to the girl he stops. The warmth of her scent carried by the breeze reaches him in an instant, softly caressing him. Twisted memories circle his mind as he gazes upon the sleeping child. His arm prickles as the hair begins to stand up. The back of his scalp tingles as he looks down upon on her. He takes in a deep breathe as he lets out a small s
Spotlight on Comrade Hero ISpotlight on Comrade Hero I4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Create a Superhero for the Stan Lee Foundation: Comrade Hero
Daily posts that provide information, insights and other interesting facts about Comrade Hero.
January 12, 2011
Interesting Facts about Comrade Hero: Costume
The details and colors of Comrade Hero's uniform have pretty much stayed the same since 2004.
The major change has been the adoption of a military style tactical belt and the addition of a Soviet-era Belt Buckle with Hammer and Sickle Emblem.
In 2010 I updated the uniform along the lines of modern soft body armor concepts currently being developed and utilized by military and law enforcement personnel. The boots and gloves were based on Soviet-era designs.
The Domino Mask that Comrade Hero wears is a deliberate throwback to the early costumed crime-fighters of the 1930's and 1940's.
Initially I wanted Comrade Hero's uniform to reflect the colors of the Russian Federation - Red, White, and Blue. But they kind of clashed rather
Tale of Rin+Sesshomaru, Ch. 6The Tale of Rin and SesshomaruTale of Rin+Sesshomaru, Ch. 68 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rin's adventures were many, and what few of them are known are told elsewhere. Her name was not spoken often, but when it was spoken, it was with reverence. She did many mighty deeds, but asked nothing for them in return, not even thanks. There was the time that she obliterated an entire youkai army, single-handedly, in just one night. And then there was the time that she saved a large coastal settlement from an onrushing tsunami...
It was a terrible and beautiful sight: A slender woman standing alone on a high promontory over the seacoast, her hair blowing in the wind, a naked sword outstretched in each hand. Bakusaiga, the soul-sword of Sesshomaru, blazing with red and green tongues of supernal fire; Tenseiga, the sword of life, its mystical lighting cleaving the heavens and dancing along its blade; and above her head, a great whirling vortex of human and youkai energy, as her spirit and her guardian's danced and sparked toget
DW: Those Words"I love you."DW: Those Words2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The words roll off his tongue with unexpected ease. He, of all people, knows how short a human life is, knows that every single second matters and should be treasured. He does not have the time to stall, unlike his Time Lord counterpart.
He pulls back from her, watching her face for any signs of emotion. For a moment, he is scared. Why would she choose him? He is almost as human as she is, albeit with a Time Lord brain. He does not have the TARDIS, nor all of time and space to offer. Why choose that, when she could have all of time and space on a plate?
His thoughts are quickly silenced as she grabs the lapels of his jacket and kisses him thoroughly. His eyes flutter shut as he starts to kiss her back, savouring the moment. A moment he hopes will repeat itself soon because kissing Rose Tyler is mind blowing, amazing and absolutely fantastic... or at least those are the closets words he can find in this inadequate language.
Suddenly, the sound of the TARDIS interrupts the
Tale of Rin+Sesshomaru, Ch. 4The Tale of Rin and SesshomaruTale of Rin+Sesshomaru, Ch. 48 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Her Father's Daughter
Just as Sesshomaru had planned, Jaken had survived the battle, both unscathed and unnoticed. By the time he had managed to fight his way out from under the pile of debris and demon corpses, the battle was long over. Jaken knew that Sesshomaru was most often to be found at the head of any swath of destruction, so he slowly picked his way through the wreckage until he found the hillock where Sesshomaru had made his last stand. Indeed, it was very easy to find; in the circle of destruction that lay for miles in every direction, the only living things left in the valley were the grasses and flowers that were so mysteriously untouched on that little rise. Jaken called about for his master, but heard no response. Then, near the top of the hill, he found part of Sesshomaru's kimono, no more than a rag, stuck at the end of a twig and flapping quietly in the breeze.
Jaken was overwhelmed with grief, and, I am sorry to report, w
An Emergence 9: WaitingAn Emergence 9: Waiting8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Continued from An Emergence 8: Arrangement
Now everyone waits, while they all ponder their move from this point.
An Emergence 9: Waiting
Sesshoumaru and Teiroushin were led to one of the rooms where guests waited before being announced, on the same floor as the meeting hall.
It was an elegant room.
The Orochi, incorporated natural elements into their architecture. This created a feeling of being out in nature, even inside of a room. The constant sound of waterfalls echoed softly throughout their interior spaces. The waiting rooms walls were hung with vines with delicate white blossoms, which covered the surface of the bare rock, and draped over the moss on the floor. The moss emitted a subtle light, and brighter torches secured on the pillars above lit their high ceiling. There was a large folding scree
AlmostThere were times he almost broke. Times he wished he were human, just so he could be with her until the end of his life. They would settle down and life could be so very wonderful.Almost2 years ago in Romance More Like This
There were times he almost kissed her. The tension grows thick between them, her lips were so soft and red, and he longs to lean forward and see if he is right. Then something happens and the kiss remains in his dreams.
There were times he almost said it. When he looked at her and saw her smile, the sparkle in her eyes and how alive she looked. And he would almost say it, he almost forgot about his curse, that he will have to watch her wither and die and in the end live the rest of his life alone. His mind caught up with his heart and the words remained unspoken.
There were times he almost lost her. When he knew she was almost, and all he could do was holding her and reassure himself that she was here with him. And he wanted to kiss her and tell her, but he did not, because tomorrow was another day wi
An Emergence 3An Emergence 38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This story directly continues from the previous story, "An Emergence 2".
I wanted to adopt the "two swords issue" into my Sesshoumaru centric narrative. I decided to play with the concept that Sesshoumaru's mother was a hidden mastermind who plotted challenges for Sesshoumaru. (particulary around forcing Sesshoumaru to discard Tenseiga.)
I'm using an idea from the Inuyasha movie 3, that Inupop's injury from a battle with Ryukotsusei added to his cause of his death when he went to rescue Izayoi while still being injured from the battle.
Anyway, the story will gradually get to that part as the conversation between Sessmom and Teiroushin continues.
An Emergence 3 : "A Conversation"
Sesshoumaru's mother went to a guest room of the palace to see Teiroushin, and found him in the corpse of a human boy sitting on a stool.
He looked like he was bundled in his oversize
An Emergence 8: ArrangementAn Emergence 8: Arrangement8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Continued from "An Emergence 7: Machination"
Since it has been a while, I'd like to remind you a few things:
Shirakume:</b> is Sesshoumaru's mother's name that I came up with for this story.
New characters from the previous chapter:
Kosame and Hakage: are Kureha's two handmaidens. Hakage has some awareness about Kureha's relationship to Sesshoumaru.
Kuchinagimaru: is Kureha's mate selected by the Orochi clan. He will lead the Orochi males under Kureha after her enthronement.
Inu no Taishou's plan against Ryukotsusei proceeded despite Sesshoumaru's opposition and Kureha's plea. Kureha returned to her stronghold with the scroll that Sesshoumaru had handed to her. Now Shirakume (Sessmom) expects Sesshoumaru to play a role. Meanwhile...
An Emergence 8: Arrangement
"Hakage, bring the case of scrolls.
Back to DecemberBack to December4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Back to December
She stood there, staring. The door was polish wood, the dark color a bright contrast to the white carpet in the hallway. She sighed, still staring at said door and wondering what to do. Should she knock? Should she just leave the letter she'd written and go? She didn't know what to do. It seemed that her courage was going to fade on her, if she didn't make a decision fast. Dropping her head, she sighed and raised her hand.
The door opened.
He was more handsome than she remembered. His dark hair was falling in his eyes, and in desperate need of a hair cut. His nose, lips, chin, and jaw were all the same, as were his eyes. Those eyes that even now, were seeing right into her soul. He'd always been able to do that with those eyes of his. Dark blue, the same color as the oceans on a summer day. The same eyes that had made her fall in love with him so long ago.
Taking a deep breath and stepping back from the door in surprise, she gave a weak smile to his shocked face, along
lyric: present tenseI cannot touch the futurelyric: present tense4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and I cannot change the past
all I have is in this moment
it is now the crucial die is cast
you can't warm yourself on ashes
you can't feed yourself on dreams
you can only seize this moment
in the swift temporal streams
the oracles are blinded
by what they want and what they need
and you can be so open minded
the wind blows away every seed
power checked is power harnessed,
thunder held in titan's rein
for the moments that may never come
we are born to more than pain
you can't warm yourself on ashes
you can't feed yourself on dreams
you can only seize this moment
in the swift temporal streams
it is my will to stand here, resolute,
until ends both space and time
but in truth I master neither
just my purpose in this rhyme
William F. DeVault. all rights reserved.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has long been hailed as a classic by critics and audiences alike, both the story itself and the classic with John Barrymore. The film was made in 1920 and is truly a silent film as the only noise in the whole film is the theatre organ. It is of course designed as a suspense/horror film and although the scares are mostly psychological, it is definitely a classic in the horror genre. This was one of the very first Jekyll and Hyde films preceded only by the 1911/1912 version starring famed director James Cruz; there was also Januskopf, Der also in 1920 but released in the UK and probably without the appropriate rights as was Nosferatu by the same director. And of course the third 1920 film with Sheldon Lewis that seems to get few accolades and is normally mentioned so people can get the good version with Mr. Barrymore. This version was directed by John S. Robertson and is definitely