First Battle of Eden: Part 1The First Battle of EdenFirst Battle of Eden: Part 16 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
By Josheua Samuelson
A Chronicles of Man Short Story
The chime pierced the silence of the flag officer's quarters aboard the Alliance battleship Kilimanjaro, and Vice Admiral Harriet Spencer's azul eyes opened begrudgingly before the chime called again. Sighing, the five foot nine woman rolled to her side and glanced up at the communication panel at her bedside, tapping the glowing accept key and designating voice only. After all, it wasn't right for an admiral to talk to her subordinates while half naked.
"Spencer, go ahead." She said and noted the grogginess of her own voice as she checked the time. Zero two hundred. No wonder she felt like she had just fallen off a sunderhorse.
"Admiral, I don't mean to wake you but we have a situation." Spencer quirked an eyebrow at the voice on the other end. It was Captain Kuritz, Kilimanjaro's CO who, like Spencer,
Transhuman RevolutionWake up to see through different eyesTranshuman Revolution5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A faster world under a wider sky
A stronger body, a sharper mind
Would you be afraid to change?
Humans crawl and humans die
Seeking forms that let them fly
To shed old genes like butterflies
What should we lose? What can we gain?
To Build A HumanTo Build A Human5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I wonder if I died last night.
I once wondered if I had died the night before. And that's not even the strangest thought I had that fateful day. But perhaps I should start from the beginning
I had been thinking about the troubling philosophical issue regarding the hypothetical teleportation device that uses quantum entanglement to instantaneously transfer data, then uses that data to exactly replicate the individual in the new place and simultaneously destroy the original. The new copy is like a twin with all the same memories of the original, right up to the event of the teleportation, creating a perfect illusion of transportation to everyone, including the replicant, who would have first person memory of the lifetime of the original and therefore believe himself to be the original. The only party for whom this fax machine from hell fails is the original, who is stifled by nonexistence.
So how can one be certain of this tragic flaw without experiencing it fi
The Revolutionary DirectiveThe Revolutionary Directive is the overriding mission of the entire United Galactic Federation, particularly the Federation Star Fleet. The Revolutionary Directive can be summed up in one sentence: the realization of the Federation's "Enlightened Revolution" throughout the entire known universe. Federal political culture revolves around the idea of the Federation being a vanguard state, the one society in the galaxy that can recreate the prosperity of the Second Empire without succumbing to its flaws. Indeed, the Federation has a moral duty to unite all of mankind. To abandon this crusade would be immoral, as that would be abandoning the rest of the galaxy to darkness.The Revolutionary Directive11 months ago in Settings More Like This
The Revolutionary Directive takes its form mostly through the practice of "Enlightened Colonization." The Star Fleet's primary charge, superseding even its role as the military wing of the Federal government, is to seek out strange new worlds, to seek out new life and civilizations, and to ensure that they are given the
An Angel Born of ManHe perches upon the churchesAn Angel Born of Man8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of a forgotten God.
His grey eyes and gray wings
would be miraculous things,
if they could serve his Lord.
No halo illuminates
this angel born of Man,
which reveals his lamentable ban:
He is outside the savior's grace,
yet Heavenward he still turns his face.
The ancient, crumbled houses of God
join the dry, dusty surface of sod.
The metal crosses are covered by rust,
so remember Man that thou art dust.
Consortium InfantryCombat DroneConsortium Infantry1 year ago in Settings More Like This
The term "combat drone" actually encompasses a wide variety of war machines, but it normally refers to the Mark II Drone first built by the Taaltsyan Corporation, one of the first backers of the Consortium Revolution. While Taaltsyan manufactures a majority of Mark IIs and their later variants, the design's ubiquity and lapsed patent means it is manufactured by licensed and unlicensed manufacturers throughout the galaxy.
The basic Combat Drone squad is composed of six units armed with arm-mounted C28 Pulse Rifles, which means that Combat Drones cannot pick up or man dropped weapons. It is possible to upgrade the squad with C30 Rail Rifles, increasing their damage and range, but only three units will be upgraded with this weapon.
The squad can be upgraded to be assisted by a Mark IV Drone, a more heavily-armored drone with various systems designed to support its fellow drones. The Mark IV's Fire Control Optics allows the squad to do more damage at longer ranges. The Mark IV
UNSC Roanoke Halo ShipRoanoke-Class WarshipUNSC Roanoke Halo Ship3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
• Length: 4,800m
• Width: 1,000m
• Height/Depth: 900m
XR2 Borlin Fields: S81/X-DFR
Slipspace Drive: Mark X Macedon/Z-78721HDS
Shielding: Advance Shielding
Hull: 420cm Titanium-A3 armor plating
• Naval- 7,675
• Marine- 5,161
• Intelligence- 1,456
• Civilian- 409
• SPARTAN-IV Supersoldiers
• Orbital Dock Shock Troopers
• UNSC Marine Corps
• UNSC Army
• UNSC Air Force
Other System(s): AI River
• 1x Series 8 MAC (bow mounted)
• 2x Modified MACs (Similar to the Pillar of Autumn's, Both bow mounted)
• 3x Small Special MACs (specially design to go from firing MAC rounds to firing energy projector like beams, all bow mounted)
• 312x M42 Archer Missile Pods
• 210x M75 Rapier Missile Pods
Hedgehog-class interstellar tactical gunship specsSpecifications: McDaniels Shipwrights Hedgehog-class interstellar tactical gunshipHedgehog-class interstellar tactical gunship specs1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Crew: 10: pilot, co-pilot, navigator/sensor operator, tactical officer, 5 weapon systems specialists (WSS), electronic warfare officer (EWO)
Length: 224 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 194 ft 8 in
Height: 42 ft 2 in
Wing area: 324 ft2
Empty weight: 755,000 lb (342,770 kg)
Loaded weight: 978,224 lb (444,114 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 1,321,075 lb (599,768 kg)
Powerplant: 6 x Commonwealth Spatial Drive Works Mark VII thermonuclear fusion pulse engines w/trans-atmospheric boosters + McDaniels Astrophysical Warp Dynamics Type 200 time/space warp drive
-Dry thrust: 65,250 lbf for Mark VII (290.36 kN for Mark VII) each
-Thrust with afterburner: 124,225 lbf for Mark VII (552.80 kN for Mark VII) each
-Thrust from trans-atmospheric booster: 262,875 for Mark VII (1169.79 kN for Mark VII) each
FTL Performance: 10 Light Years per day
Fuel capacity: 342,850 lb (155,654 kg) internal
The Dragon User's Manual--THE DRAGON USER'S MANUAL--The Dragon User's Manual8 years ago in Humor More Like This
Congratulations on your purchase/birthday gift/illicit acquisition/blood barter of a CanonFire Corporation D-800 Personal Defense Unit! The PDU, or "Dragon", was invented over a thousand years ago, and it has been a faithful slave of humanity for more than fifteen non-consecutive years. By incorporating the latest in mana-synthesis technologies, today's dragon is better-equipped than ever to improve your life and keep your home smelling dragon-fresh.
Chapter 1 - Getting Started
Before you hatch your dragon from its OviTec Dragon Egg, make sure you have all of the following items:
(1) OviTec Dragon Egg
(1) CanonFire Cosmic Reaction Codex® Headset
(1) CanonFire Slavemaker® Inhibitor Collar
(1) Melee weapon (your choice)
(1) Hexagonal crank
(1) Dragon medallion
When you are ready to hatch the OviTec Dragon Egg, insert the hexagonal crank (A) into hole (B) (see fig. 1) and turn
Little Boy Dragon Pt. 3"Hey, you, stop! My brother shouted as he gave chase to the mysterious man.Little Boy Dragon Pt. 38 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The man noticed my brother and raced onto the train. My brother made a quick dash towards the train, just barely boarding.
"What'dya want with me?!" The man shouted.
"Give us the drug!" My brother demanded.
"What drug?" the man asked.
"The drug you used to turn my little brother into a dragon!" My brother replied.
"WHAT?!" The man thought out loud.
As the two bickered back and fourth, I noticed something about this guy.
"Bro, can I talk to you?" I asked.
"What? What's up, Akira?"
"Bro, that's not him."
"What do you mean 'that's not him'?" My brother asked.
"That's not the guy who did this to me. He's not that tall and...he doesn't have as scary a look as the other guy." I said.
"Did that stuffed animal just talk?" The man asked.
"Stuffed animal? STUFFED ANIMAL?! Haven't you ever seen a walking, talking child dragon before?!" I screamed. At that point, I was kind of getting sick of being reffered to as "a stuffe
Dirge BiologyANCERIOUS BIOLOGY FORM:Dirge Biology7 months ago in Settings More Like This
A Biological weapon, the Dirge function by rewriting genetic information within themselves in order to create new entities; The Dirge are capable of taking most other organic entities through physical contact, rewriting their genetic code, and adding their mind to the vast collective, however the Dirge in their present state are hesitant to do so, and will only do this is it is deemed necessary.
Any new information taken in by an entity is spread rapidly throughout the entire collective in The span of seconds. The race maintains its link with itself through a form of collective consciousness
Extreme Biological adaptations:
The Dirge are capable of healing themselves from wounds that would be considered fatal to any other race, as each cell maintains its own form of intelligence. depending on the entity, and its desi
Little Boy DragonA boy wearing a short brimmed hat as well as a blue smock-like shirt with a badge with the kanji for "Akira" written on it sat in his brother's car as they drove around, trying to make up their minds what to do for the afternoon.Little Boy Dragon8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I should probably introduce myself first. My name is Akira. Actually that's my Japanese name. I am commonly known on the internet as Animeboye. This is a story of something unfortunate that happened to me during my visit in California.
In the car sat me, two of my friends, and my brother and sister in law. We tried to figure out what we were going to do.
The roof of the car appeared as if it was going to cave in on us.
"Akira, could you please tell your dragon buddy to GET OFF THE TOP OF THE CAR?!" My brother yelled.
"Hey, it's the only way for him to travel. Besides, people would be in shock if they saw a dragon flying around." I tried to explain.
The dragon my brother mentioned was actually my friend, Drago. I found him injured in the woods one day and tried
The Green Plant - Dragon TFPeter was standing in the forest since 8 o'clock in the afternoon. He was waiting for his girlfriend because they were supposed to meet there secretly. They had a whole night planned. First they wanted to go to the movie theater to see a romantic movie ( yes , his girlfriend managed to convince him). Then, they had to go to their friend's party. For the rest of the night, they would spend it alone together watching the stars. But she wasn't there yet. Peter was starting to worry for her. It was getting pretty dark and there were no signs of her yet. He looked at his watch.8:45. They were supposed to be together since 8:30.He started to wonder if his indications were clear for the place they met. And he guessed they weren't. he started walking around to see if he could see her. No sign anywhere. He sat on a stump that was there like waiting for him.The Green Plant - Dragon TF6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
-Man what will I do if she got lost I'm responsible
That was it. He had to call her. He tried to reach his mobile in his pocket
The InstitutionSince I was 10, I was locked up in this awful place. The sounds of deranged laughter and crying rang through my ears each and every night. I hate being here. And yet I never even knew why I was locked up here.The Institution7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
But Im getting ahead of myself. My name is Tim. For the last year or two, I dont really remember, I had been admitted to an asylum. My parents mentioned to me that I had an unusual case of schizophrenia I would always talk to myself and have unexplainable hallucinations. Looking back, it seemed odd that they would say I had that as I had no memories of ever being on the crazy side.
The only true friend I had in that place was a boy around my age. He never told me or anyone else his name, so I just called him Pedro. Pedro seemed to be the most normal among anyone else locked up here. Despite never having told anyone his real name.
Pedro sat on his bed, staring off into space, his attention on the ceiling. I stood by the only wind
The Dragon's ChildrenTom(Known as Tommy by his friends) and Ben were two kids who, for their whole lives had grown up in the small town of Pire. Despite being very young, the two friends were quite intrested in many myths that surrounded their small town. One very famous myth being about an old cave where a single dragon was said to reside in mideval times. It was belived that that dragon may still live in that old cave, which had become known as "The Dragon's Den".The Dragon's Children8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Tom, wake up!" Ben shouted at his friend.
Tom brought his head from his desk. He had been sleeping all through class. He wiped away some drool and rubbed his eyes a little.
"Oh, hey, Ben. What time is it?" Tom asked.
"3:30. School ended 10 minutes ago." Ben told his friend.
Tom felt a little embarassed. He was well known for dosing off in class. Because of this, many of his classmates had given him the nickname "Sleepy Tommy".
Tom got up and grabbed his bookbag. He and Tim headed for home.
"Tom?" Ben asked.
"What's up?" Tom replied.
Hawaiian Dragon Part 8This plan has to work if I want to get out of this prison of a laboratory. Mind you, I've already begun stage one, which is to get out of this stupid vat by consuming sand and growing out of it. I've already reached 20 feet tall, and I'm about 10 feet from being able to touch the rim. I've also decided to place the tube in my mouth so I don't have to keep readjusting myself to keep the flow of sand steady. I probably weigh around 2 tons by now, and the sand flow just keeps coming. I wonder if they take the sand from the beaches or if they have their own supply Suddenly, I hear an alarm go off for a second, and holes open up along the sides of the vat. Within seconds, my feet are buried in a foot of sand. I tried to lift my feet out, but it was as if the sand weighed a ton: its quicksand! I know from experience that the only way to get out of quicksand as a sand dragon isHawaiian Dragon Part 85 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The story of BenBen sat down on the small chair, and he looked at the man in front of him, So...what do you want Mister Calera? he asked, crossing his legs.The story of Ben8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The man took a cigar, and he looked at Ben, I want you to...prepare another mixture... he said, leaning forward.
Sorry Andrew...I'm done with those mixtures Ben said, standing up, and turning around.
Maybe you don't understand...but this is not a request my friend Andrew said, lighting up the cigar.
Ben turned around, I don't want to make other people suffer...and I don't want you to use them for you own business he said, pushing away the chair.
Andrew smiled, Suffer? Those mixtures made them happy....maybe they suffered at first...but then...they couldn't have been happier he said, smoking the cigar.
But still...I don't want to help you Ben said, stepping forward. And that's it...goodbye Andrew Then Ben walked away.
But before he could reach the door..
Hawaiian Dragon Part 6"If you already hadn't guessed, this is no ordinary hotel. The main desk is the base of operations, the bedrooms are testing facilities, and underneath the entire thing is a massive laboratory. We had to get some of our best agents to track you down, and make the deal with your mother. We heard everything in your room through hidden speakers, and saw everything through hidden cameras. We were also able to monitor your vitals through the shirts in your dresser. We had complete control over your stay here."Hawaiian Dragon Part 65 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a lot to take in, but it actually made sense. That's how the police responded so quickly and how the CIA was dispatched so fast to the beach to get me out of the sand. I only have one question "Am I the only one?" I asked. He responded, "Yes. If the drug that caused this is lethal, we want as few casualties as possible. Now, if there are no f
Coalition of Western RepublicsA militarist state basing itself on the American Empire, the Coalition of Western Republics is one of the galaxy's superpowers. The modern Coalition’s system of explicitly modeling itself after Imperial America is not unjustified. The Coalition is one of many remnant governments of the old United States, and like all of them claim it is the official one. The modern Coalition was founded on Columbia after the Endless War, a war between its German-speaking and English-speaking colonists. These colonists were descended from government officials, scientists, corporate executives and other VIPs that fled Earth as part of the New Dawn program. New Dawn was a program commissioned by the American and German governments to escape Earth for a habitable world if nuclear war ever occurs. When it finally did in the early 2240s, the American and German governments moved as many important persons as it could onto as many ships as they could and left for the Columbia System, roughly sixty thousaCoalition of Western Republics11 months ago in Settings More Like This
Daydreams - A Dragon Transformation Story Fall had come in full force, a brutal onslaught of wet and cold weather. Derek had been enjoying it, as the cold weather had given him an excuse to stay indoors and play with his new computer. Today was different though. It was one of those late fall days that made him long for summer again, where the sun shone its warmth upon the world and lit it up with brilliant color. The little things added up fast: the bus to school came on time and he got to see the sun rise over the farm fields near his home. There was no wait for the train and he managed to get a seat, and actually get some rest there.Daydreams - A Dragon Transformation Story2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And he actually got to school with enough time to have breakfast with his friends.
"Hello there Mr. Dragon!"
"Hush, not so loud," he replied, with a glance around the otherwise empty cafeteria.
"Can't deny who you really are." His friend smirked with the knowledge that she was
Not Human...Not HumanNot Human...7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Im a Cybermen
There are many things
Out of place
My green eyes
Are now ghostly black holes
Full of nothing
No pain, fear, happiness
Just nothing in my eyes
I remember the feeling of most things I touch
But now their nothing but metal gloves
Gloves I can never remove
My mouth from where I speak
My tongue which I used to bite on a lot
The voice of a young happy child
Is now reduced into a heartless metal sounding voice
My skin is now metal
My body is heavier
Everything I touch now breaks
The one thing I heard beating each day
There is nothing in there
People say I do still have a heart
No, their wrong
Its only a heart of steel
One that makes feelings seem impossible to express
Sometimes people look at me
As a hallow metal shell
Its bad being me at times
But its wors
Dragon Rain tf Part 2The weird feeling in my hands slowly spread up my arm, and eventually enveloped my body in a slight tingling sensation. The feeling went away except for my hands, where the sensation was still present. I looked back at my hands, and noticed that they started shaking. It was very slight at first, but became more and more severe as time went on. Eventually, I could feel the bones slowly changing from normal five fingered human hands to three-clawed dragon paws. The transformation didn't hurt in the slightest, but I felt them change anyway. The tingling sensation in my hands vanished, and it was replaced with the same sensation in my feet. I decided to sit down on my bed, knowing what was to come. The bones in my feet slowly rearranged themselves; so that now I have 2 three toes with long talons on the ends, replacing my nails. I felt a new digit appear on my feet, and it appeared right on mDragon Rain tf Part 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A New LifeHi. I'm Animeboye. Or at least I was. I was once an anime loving, fantasy obsessed teen. But that all changed. Read through and see for yourself. A warm, summery day. Just how I liked it. I was on my way to the mall to hang out with a few of my friends. Strangely enough, before I was even out the door, I heard a voice.A New Life9 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Don't deny what you are."
"What? Who's there?" I said. I shrugged my shoulders and walked away.
"You'll be back." The voice said again.
This time I didn't bother to listen to the voice and left. As soon as I got to the mall. my insides were hurting. I thought it was just a stomach ache and shrugged it off. I saw my friends, hanging out by Gamestop, so I tried to act like nothing was wrong.
"Hey, Animeboye!" One of my friends shouted.
"Hey, how's it goin'?" I greeted.
"Where were you?" My other friend asked.
"I..got held up at home. Mom nagging me and stuff." I didn't tell them about the weird voice. I didn't want them to think I was crazy. My friends were nice kids tho
Culture Profile: The United Galactic FederationAstrographyCulture Profile: The United Galactic Federation1 year ago in Settings More Like This
The United Galactic Federation (Federation for short) spans most of the Milky Way Galaxy, with a few settlements in the Magellanic Clouds. Every arm in the Milky Way is home to Federation systems and settlements, though the Orion Arm is where Federation control is the weakest, as that is the center of Imperial control.
Natural Physical Appearance
Being a galactic empire, the Federation's population is extremely diverse. Even humans, the overwhelming majority, are diverse, with many subspecies and ethnicities making up the human population. However, the Federation is predominantly composed of humans of the "Galactic" ethnicity, which has been the dominant ethnicity of mankind since time immemorial. Humans of this ethnicity have medium tan skin, black hair, and are on average six feet tall.
You'd think that such a massive empire would have no uniform appearance tradition, but the Federation would prove you wrong. In its efforts to ho