Studies in PokespeechAlmost everyone is aware of the fact that, as many Pokémon were named for their cries, Pokémon speech often consists of their name spoken over and over. I have long found the subject of Pokéspeech to be a fascinating one, as it is clear that Pokémon have much more to say than mere animals. In fact, I envision a world where humans and their Pokémon may freely communicate. Pokémon seem highly adept at picking up new languages, able to clearly understand their trainers in a remarkably short amount of time. Some wild Pokémon have come into contact with enough humans through battling that they already understand a large amount of human speech without being trained! But despite this wonderful aptitude, their vocal restrictions prevent us from being to understand them quite as well.Studies in Pokespeech5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I do not mean for this to be a comprehensive guide by any means. What follows is simply an attempt to shed some
Take One For The TeamVaughn's Side................................Take One For The Team5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Vaughn.....no. No way man. Anything but that......" Liam says firmly as he steels his gaze and stares at his lover with green eyes that speak of 'hell no, and please don't ask me to do that for you'.
"Liam, you said you'd do anythin' for the club. Ya swore ta it in fact..." Vaughn says and pokes his finger into the bottom rocker on the front of Liam's vest that read 'VP of Pain'.
Liam frowns and stares down at Vaughn's finger then looks back up. "No. No way Vaughn. Come on.....what. Do you want a fuckin' blow or somethin'?" he whispers a little now as he frowns, and tries to ignore the small laugh he hears from Chibon, who's sitting on his bike and waiting nearby.
Vaughn chuckles and crosses his arms over his broad tattooed chest. "Mnnn temptin. Real temptin..." he murrs and for a second, there's a glimmer of hope in Liam's deranged e
A Timely GiftA Timely Gift4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As Miss. Jones exited my doors, the Doctor and I found ourselves alone .again. It is never easy when a companion leaves, either because they should or they have to. The worse is when they are taken from us like with Adric, Katarina and Sara Kingdom. I noticed that the Doctor had neglected to put my shields back up which prompted a memory in my processors .a Time event from long ago. It would be painful for me, but it would lift the spirits of my Time Lord. And since this was the only Time I could do it, I went for it.
"Doctor, do you remember from your fifth incarnation the event of the black hole and supernova that happened at the exact time?"
He paused then answered, " Yes, I do. Why do you ask?"
"Well, just hold on."
With that I collided and merged with another TARDIS. Only it wasn't just any TARDIS, it was my past self. An alarm sounded as I rolled through the Vortex, momentarily out of con
Frowning Faces, Evil KitsunesKurama glanced at Hiei, noting with amusement the grumpy look on his face. Then again, the small fire demon always looked grumpy. "Hiei." Hiei looked up at the mention of his name. "What do you think of Keiko-chan? She's pretty cute, ne?" Hiei frowned. "Hn," he replied, turning his back on the fox spirit. Kurama could sense that his friend was scowling. "You know, Hiei, my mother often said, 'If you make faces like that, young man, your face will get stuck that way!'" "Hn," was Hiei's response.Frowning Faces, Evil Kitsunes5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"You know what? I think I've had about enough of your 'hns,' Hiei!" With those words, Kurama grabbed Hiei and pulled him closer, so the smaller of the two would be lying on his lap. Then his fingers wreaked havoc on the poor demon's defenseless stomach, Hiei doing his best to withhold his giggles. He could feel a tiny smile forming on his face, and he knew the devious fox spirit's plan was already half-achieved. If Kurama's goal was to get Hiei to laugh, he was determined not to let him succeed.
Lunatone ReportLunatone (the Meteorite Pokémon) is an uncommon Rock/Psychic-type Pokémon found among meteor craters within the Hoenn, Unova and Kalos regions as well as the Sinnoh region on rare occasions. Though utterly bizarre in appearance and mysterious in regards to origin, Lunatone are fascinating creatures that easily take the cake when it comes to bringing the best of the Psychic-type to the forefront of Rock-type battles. They might not have the skills needed to put up much of a fight against other fully-evolved Pokémon, but at the very least, these beasts can easily make life a nightmare for any creature foolish enough to fight them in the light of a full moon!Lunatone Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Lunatone and Solrock are mysterious creatures whose origins are both complicated and relatively ambiguous, but at the moment, all that can be said is that they obviously have extraterrestrial connections. Both Lunatone and Solrock were first discovered nearly 60 years ago within an impact crater in the Hoenn region and
Dragonair ReportDragonair (the Dragon Pokémon) is a rare Dragon-type Pokémon found among lakes and seashores within the Johto, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos regions. Adored by trainers and collectors alike for their elegant appearances and seemingly otherworldly abilities, Dragonair are majestic creatures that more than make up for a lack of pure offensive strength with potent attacks and a warm disposition. You might never get to see one of these beasts in the wild, but it likely won't be too difficult to recognize their handiwork; after all, it's not like there are a lot of Pokémon that can suddenly change the weather without having to use a move to do so!Dragonair Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
When Dratini evolve, they leave the safety of their waterfall homes and travel far out into the wild, searching for a clean lake or pleasant seashore to take residence in. Dragonair are fairly similar to their pre-evolved form in that they generally only feed on small crustaceans or land rodents and rarely have to go very far outside thei
Magneton ReportMagneton (the Magnet Pokémon) is a relatively rare Electric/Steel-type Pokémon found near power plants and major sources of electricity within most parts of Japan, North America and Europe. With triple the power and more electricity than one can shake a stick at, Magneton are surprisingly powerful creatures that can easily deliver serious punishment to anyone foolish enough to get in their way. They might not look like they're something to be feared, but after you see a swarm lay waste to a town, you'll certainly think again; when it comes to jolting everything around them into submission, this is one trio that truly takes things to a new electrifying level!Magneton Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Magnemite family possesses a rich and interesting history that, as the first modern artificial Pokémon, is more than worth noting. Near the end of the 19th century, the advancement of induction motors and AC current had paved the way for the modern technological world, but while some groups wished for a way to pe
Venusaur ReportVenusaur (the Seed Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Grass/Poison-type Pokémon found among grassy fields and forests within the Kanto region. Renowned for their powerful strength and devastating Solar Beam attack, Venusaur are dangerous creatures that won't think twice about slamming their enormous bulk into the nearest opponent if needed. They might not be the strongest fighters in terms of sheer power, but with the ability to store enough solar energy to power a small amusement park, the only thing that will really spoil the fun of these brutes is the intense heat of a Fire-type Pokémon, and even then not so much!Venusaur Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
When the flower bud on the backs of Ivysaur finally blooms, it releases a powerful fragrance that can be smelled from up to 250 feet away; when Ivysaur smell this fragrance, it causes a chemical reaction in their brains that forces growth hormones to be produced at an astronomical rate. These growth hormones act ridiculously quickly, altering the creatures' p
Xatu ReportXatu (the Mystic Pokémon) is a rare Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon found among savannahs and ancient ruins within the Johto region as well as the Ruin Valley of the Sevii Islands, the Sinnoh and Unova regions on rare occasions and possibly the Hoenn region. Completely mysterious in nature and enigmatic in behavior, Xatu are fascinating creatures that take the act of fortune-telling to a whole new level of awkwardness in battle and life in general. They might not be able to tell you what day you will die or when you will get married, but...well, actually that's the point; even if you ask, you likely will never get a clear answer!Xatu Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Xatu spend nearly all day of every day doing only one thing: staring at the sun. Once a Xatu begins meditating and staring into the sun at dawn, it will not awake from its deep meditation until sundown. During this time, Xatu make absolutely no sound and do not move in the slightest; although concentrated meditation among Psychic-types is common, such in
Tokka-DreamsThe two of them sat together against the tree, enjoying their lazy time together. He ran his fingers through her long hair while watching the clouds pass by. She rested against his chest, listening to his heartbeat. It was, in fact, a perfect day.Tokka-Dreams5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Snoozles, what you thinking about?" Toph asked as she shifted against him. If she was able to see, she would be able to stare right into his eyes.
"Nothing much." He replied, his eyes still glued to the sky. "You. And me."
"Yeah. I was thinking about all of this. How it all happened." He smiled. A few moments passed before he looked down at her face. "How happy I've been."
"You're just saying that." She blushed. She'd been blushing for a while now. And no matter how often he praised her, she still blushed. Stupid Sokka.
"No. I really mean it." He protested.
She knew how he felt-he knew she did. Still this was something he felt he had to emphasis. Something he never mentioned to her.
"Can I tell you something?" He waited until she nodde
LoveLove5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I saw Love on the road
her long hair gathered in strands
her youthful face some what distraught
I greeted her before inquiring what was wrong
Young one she whispered who deserves love?
I thought back on what I was taught
No one I replied.
Huge amber orbs pooled with blue gazed into mine.
Who then needs love?
I looked to the mountains and the sea
I glimpsed the birds and the trees
I saw a man walking with his son
a woman kissing a lady
and in the rain teens laughing, dancing crazily wearing the strangest things
I replied fairly certain.
And that is when Love grasped my hand her skin warm and cool startled me.
Come she said pulling me toward an unknown path.
Where are we going?
She would not reply we ran through fields
and flew through clouds
she then turned back to me.
From where do you speak?
My heart and mind I instantly replied.
This would not be sufficient for others of your kind have you asked God?
Glancing passed her I saw a rainbow in the place where rain was before.
Scrape -- Conrad and Dr.WorthScrape -- Conrad and Dr.Worth6 years ago in Spiritual & Occult More Like This
It was late Tuesday night, or perhaps early Wednesday morning. Conrad didn't have a watch. He pounded heavily against the sidewalk in a jog, absentmindedly running his tongue along his new fangs.
He had been unable to sleep that night. The hunger had been worse than ever. Conrad delayed his feeding as long as he could, but he was starving. He had to eat eventually, he rationalized.
He broke into a run when he reached the alleyway. Banging open his door he found Worth draped over his desk, playing with a slinky. Late as it was, he was still awake. He wasn't even working on anything, which was unsurprising but still managed to piss Conrad off.
Worth tossed the slinky on his desk and said, "What are you doin' here then? Get yerself a boo boo? Want me to get your mommy kiss it all better?"
"You know damn well what I'm here for." Conrad rubbed the back of his neck. "I'm starving."
Worth gave him that grin he saved for mocking other people's misery. "You know I can't be your only source of f
Kites are meant to Fly..."Don't say it "Kites are meant to Fly...5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She hesitated as she looked at the familiar face.
"I do though "
Her eyes threatened to overflow as she gazed upon her old friend, "I do too "
"It's alright I will be ok. And so will you"
They were the words of a best friend, a childhood confidante and perhaps the soul-mate we all search for but seldom find
So they stood underneath the shade of the trees on that brilliant sun kissed afternoon, as the breezy summer air blew as carefree as always.
Yet their spirits hitched and snapped like strings of crippled kites that could never fly away into the forgetful blue far from the conventions of the world.
The filtered sun rays peeked through the leaves and hit their faces as they gazed upon each other for what would perhaps be the last time in their lives
She gently kissed her on the cheek and let her lips carelessly brush against the side of her small mouth as she smiled that old familiar smile.
A smile bitt
The Kind of Father I was CH1The Kind of Father I was CH14 years ago in Humor More Like This
The Kind of Father I Was
Author's Note: Inspired after I wrote the fic To Raise a Star. It was a one shot and now I wish I had made it a drabble series but oh wells! There are hardly any past Black Star fics out there so here I go with a short series of young Black Star drabbles. Mild manga spoilers on Black Star's past.
It should be noted, if you didn't know, that Sid was the one who brought Black Star to Shibusen. Not only that, but he was around 11 or 12 years old (he mentions in one of the chapters that he's 25). Also, we see Sid in flashbacks as a mentor/father figure towards Black Star. So, here it comes- Parental!Sid, younger Black Star, and a splash of Sid/Nygus here and there. ENJOY!
Disclaimer: I don't own Soul Eater or the characters.
Chapter 1: Black Star
It was a simple enough mission, so he couldn't understand why was he fighting back the shutter that went up his spine as he kicked through som
Am I that Feminine- SuFinWith a damp rag in hand, Tino used both hands to diligently scrub all residue off of the kitchen counter. There were a few bits of what looked like dried grape jelly on the counter's surfacefrom what he imagined was Peter's lunch several hours ago. Thankfully, with the hot water spigot only a few feet away, Tino scrubbed the bits of dried jelly right off of the counter, leaving it with a shiny surface. He sighed happily, looking around at the kitchen he'd just cleaned by himself, happy with his work.Am I that Feminine- SuFin5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He was just about to go put the damp rag in the laundry room to be cleaned when Peter burst through the front door and swooped into the kitchen, planting himself down in one of the kitchen chairs. "What's for dinner?" He asked breathlessly, smiling widely.
Tino smiled a bit and held a finger up, "Hold on," he said and came back into the kitchen after a few seconds. "Peter, I haven't started cooking dinner yet," Tino laughed. "You're back early."
"Really?!" The boy cried, still a tad
SoxMa Poison Chapter 19SoxMa Poison Chapter 194 years ago in Romance More Like This
The sky was dyed in the purples of twilight but for a few long clouds that burned orange with the last of the dying rays of day. The stars were beginning to dot the velvet sky and twinkled as they appeared one by one. The evening air was cool and flowed through the streets to mingle with the waves of heat the cobblestones had gathered in the day and now released back into the falling night. The lanterns of Death City glowed brighter as the stubborn embers in the sky began to dim. The city had come to life as the citizens left their homes to mingle and enjoy the cool evening.
Soul and Maka walked arm-in-arm through the suddenly bustling streets all but oblivious to the spectacular desert beauty or to the curious looks of passersby. They took their time winding through the streets and talking about everything and nothing at the same time. By the time they reached the restaurant, night had fallen completely.
The Italian restaurant was aglow with a warm and welcoming light tinged wit
Alakazam ReportAlakazam (the Psi Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Psychic-type Pokémon found among grassy fields, meadows and caves within the Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh and Kalos regions as well as the Unova region on rare occasions. Amazingly powerful and practically unrivaled among Psychic-types for their abilities, Alakazam are devastating creatures that can easily tear apart the opposition with their immense psychic powers and incredible intelligence. Unless you have access to some strong special defenses and a lot of physical strength, you had best be prepared for one heck of a fight every time these creatures enter the battlefield; get in their way, and you'll certainly find out just how dangerous things can be when you have to go one-on-one with a true master of the extrasensory!Alakazam Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
When exposed to certain energy fields (such as those found in trading devices), Kadabra undergo rapid and spontaneous growth and their brain expands so considerably in size that they finally gain full con
I am the EnigmaI am the Enigma - BlazeI am the Enigma8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They call me an impossibility.
A creature that should not exist and yet, somehow, it does.
They call me a freak.
But I have lived with that since my first breaths. I am used to it. So is everyone else I know.
They call me a demon.
A person with such unearthly capabilities that normal homosapiens would have me put to death if I were ever caught.
No. I am not these things.
I am the Enigma.
My name is Blaze.
I am the Enigma,
To me, everything around me is tangible.
The Earth is not just a ball of stuff. It is a wonderland, full of things that those originally placed upon it could never understand.
They are slowly destroying what I find so precious. I must stop them. We must stop them. This is my mission.
I was born through an unnatural process, but this gave me my strength. She gave me my strength. She gave me life, soul and psyche.
And so I follow her. I follow my sister from birth until death. I shall never leave her side. The things she has seen. The things she
Cubone ReportCubone (the Lonely Pokémon) is an uncommon Ground-type Pokémon found among mountainous terrain, caves and cemeteries within the Kanto, Unova and Kalos regions as well as Sevault Canyon of the Sevii Islands and the Sinnoh region on rare occasions. Though somewhat weak and difficult to properly train, Cubone are nonetheless powerful combatants that can easily smash lesser opponents to pieces with fierce physical attacks strengthened by the bones they wear and use for protection. Don't judge these books by their covers, though, as Cubone are nowhere near as emotionally tough as they appear; in fact, it won't take much more than the word 'mother' to send one of these poor creatures into a crying fit!Cubone Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Although the exact cause is still under investigation, the Cubone family is an unfortunate case in terms of child rearing for two main reasons. First, male Marowak always leave after mating with a female and never return to mate with the same female again. This is likely done as a wa
Why Writers Should Watch TVWhy Writers Should Watch TV6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Ive heard the argument that writers shouldnt watch TV and movies because that will inundate them with all the cliché plots and characters out there and somehow brainwash them into not being able to create an original story.
Me: *blank stare*
First of all, there is absolutely nothing new under the sun. Therefore, it is impossible to create something totally unique and original no matter how many bad movies you see. Furthermore, the more story lines that enter your brain, the more you realize just how unique or not your own story is.
Most importantly, an original story is not a new story. It is simply taking a common idea and combining it with other common ideas to create a new and fresh sequence of otherwise common ideas.
Think of stories like cookies. All the different types of cookies represent different types of genres and plots. Ingredients like chocolate chips and nuts represent c
SoxMa Poison Chapter 13SoxMa Poison Chapter 134 years ago in Romance More Like This
These last twelve hours had been the best of Soul's life. Maka had been returned to him alive and well, they had slept together (which he hoped would mark the official beginning of a new, more official relationship) and as a special bonus he had gotten to see her and Blair wrestle. Sure there were consequences to the last one but they were worth it. The welt on his head still throbbed painfully but it hadn't been enough to wipe the smile from his face despite Maka's best efforts.
It was a hot day and Maka would have preferred to ride Soul's motorcycle, had he not left it at Shibusen the day before so they were walking. Maka began to lead the way as always when Soul grabbed her arm and stopped her with a gentle tug. She looked back at him questioningly but he just gave his signature sideways grin and slid his hand down her arm and entangled his fingers with hers. She blushed a little as she looked at their hands. She wasn't sure if she was quite ready to announce their relationshi
Scyther ReportScyther (the Mantis Pokémon) is a rare Bug/Flying-type Pokémon found among grassy plains and meadows within the Johto, Sinnoh and Kalos regions. Wickedly fast and dangerously armed, Scyther are devastating beasts that can easily slice apart anything that gets in their way like a hot knife through olio. They might not be able to take a whole lot of punishment, but that should be the least of your concerns when facing one of these insects in battle; if anything else, what you should be really be afraid of is the fact that you can't even see them moving!Scyther Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Scyther are well known among Pokémon for their incredible movement speed and unmatched agility in close quarters. Although it would normally be impossible for a creature of their size, Scyther are actually able to move so quickly that they appear to be nothing more than a blur and even leave behind shadow images of themselves when seen by the few that can detect their movements. This amazing mobility is possible in the spec
Sorry Darling.Izumo grumbled as she pushed her way through some shrubs. How was looking for a golden egg randomly placed within Mosaic Cove such a challenge? Though, the Mesprit herself was having difficulties with this as well. Another frustrated sigh passed her lips as she stumbled over her own tail accidently. She ran a slightly tanned hand through her pink bangs, tilting her head up to allow the sun to beam upon her face.Sorry Darling.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Beads of sweat started to dribble down her forehead causing her hair to cling annoyingly to her face. Brushing the slight damp hair away she continued her search for that golden egged Pokemon. Minutes later a tingly feeling erupted from the jewel imbedded in her forehead which meant that someone had come into reach of her psychic force. Quickly taking to the treetop, the pink haired Mesprit looked down to the ground below, her golden eyes looking for the person. Who came into view and stopped just under the tree in which Izumo was hiding in, surprised her.
A Cheshire cat-like s