From Behind this MasqueAll the things I could say about you in praise and adoration,From Behind this Masque5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
And you'd never believe a word of it from my lips.
But not me.
I'm having trouble with this Masque.
I try to take it off,
But the Harder I fight it,
The Tighter it clings.
Although I still wear this Masque,
Ill tell you the words I am dying to say,
Even if they have no meaning
Coming from the mouth of this thing that is not me.
Its a powerful word.
Yet, strangely enough,
it doesn't even begin to scratch the surface,
When I think about you.
To even begin to think someone could sum you up,
In any number of words,
Would be like trying to gaze into the fourth dimension with our mortal eyes.
It can't be done by anyone living on this plane.
Demons shy away from your light,
and the Angels envy it.
So, my words to you, Milady,
Mean nothing as they flow from me now.
And they never will.
Not while I wear
This Damnable Masque.
The Shameless, Blameless, NamelessThe Shameless, Blameless, Nameless11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hope lasting impression,
Pulling at hair, gasping for air.
Scratches in skin, the sweet scent of sin.
Each look in the eye, another piece dies.
Tangled in thread, a fresh hole to the head.
The morning masked, another demon for the past.
Leaving the mess,
A cold empty wretch,
A hopeless case, wrapped in a beautiful face.
A sneer and a glare,
Over skin taut and fair..
Ocean blue skies, hid under black clouded eyes,
"Oh well, I tried."
I won't Let you become a starI won't Let you become a star2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Naoto's New case
'A new case....to catch a criminal....save the girls...no one else will die...living up to the Shirogane name...' -Beginning of entry in Naoto's journal-
Naoto closed the journal, standing up he walked closer to the office. He was going to be given a new case or so he was told. That was why he was here, something about transferring which was nothing new to him. He had done that many times, though he hated school and felt little or no need to go there unless it had to do with a case. Which in this case maybe it did, he was not sure but he was going through the ideas in his head. He knocked on the door, only to hear a muffled"Come on in...", as the boy opened the door to look into the room, the boss was pouring over a file taking notes without even looking up. "So boss what's the case?" Naoto wasted no time getting into it. He wanted to know already then maybe he could get to work. The person sitting at the desk handed Naoto was a file, it had pictures of miss
DESPAIR UNITS - InformationDESPAIR UNITS - Information2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
So dangerous, these human-machines were forbidden to be made or bred, for their creation took voluntary humans and had them surgically transformed into super-weapons.
Only a very small number were made in the beginning, and with some experimentation it was discovered that they may only breed with their own kind. Half-blood infants died during or shortly after birth.
Only one half-blood infant has been kept alive with the help of advanced computers and machines, for experimentation and so that his mother, the First DESPAIR, does not turn against her creators.
Each surviving adult DESPAIR is kept either sedated or happy with whatever they desire, so that they do not attack and wipeout mankind. Some of the more dangerous units are kept in frozen storage until they can be dealt with.
They are able to wirelessly access the internet when there is a good access point in range, and they also have a USB port in the back of their head to manually upload/download data. However, the facility
the greatest WoW fanfictionOnce upon a time there was a dog who was also human. She was called a worgen, I guess because doghuman was too long of a name. Anyway, her name was Alona and her favorite color was purple. She had violet hued orbs that constantly scanned her surroundings, and when she wasn't using them she put them in her pocket. Her fur was brown and her hair was black because she had no choice, all worgens are born that way.the greatest WoW fanfiction2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alona's favorite food is pizza.
One day Alona was walking through Stormwind, which is so named because storms are very windy in Azeroth and the first king was inspired by a strong gust that blue his top hat off. He was like, "I need to build a city, and we will name it Windstorm. But I think the orcs already took that name for their city so maybe we should change that to Stormwind instead." And Stormwind was born.
Anyway, Alona is walking through Stormwind and she punched Topper McNabb in the face because he's a bum that needs a job. Toppy McNabb was like, "I will call the police
Crash Bandicoot 3 ReviewNow then, this one is difficult for me. Not because it's a bad game, far from it. The problem is that as games go, this is a very rare case for me.Crash Bandicoot 3 Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
On the one hand, many of the individual elements which make up the game are good (great in fact). The music is nice to listen to. The environments are all unique and well designed. The art direction is fun to look at and full of colour (which is always a plus in my book especially these days). The gameplay, while repetitive at times, was fun to play through and greatly varied, such as racing levels, time trials, combat, you name it.
However, on the other hand there was a huge thorn in my side whenever I played the game. This was the story and the characters. Let me make this quite clear, I have never liked Crash Bandicoot as a character, nor have I liked any of the supporting characters or even the villains. They are as one-dimensional as you get. The villains only ever want to repeat the same tired old "we want to rule the world" plot that
CG-Legacy of the RequiemCG-Legacy of the Requiem3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh my god, it's Zero!"
Zero wandered steadily down the streets of New Pendragon, adoring citizens trailing behind, shouting their many repeated words of praise and reverence. The crowd only grew as he passed through the more densely populated lanes of Royal and Interim. It had been only a week since he slew the tyrannical Emperor of Britannia, and already he wearied of the attention this had lent him. The people had endeared themselves to him for the first day, but the thought of enduring this for the rest of his life was suffocating.
As he walked, Zero reflected on the tumultuous days that had led him to this position. In the course of two years, he had helped the previous emperor achieve immortality, betrayed his next sovereign, and aided a reputed traitor complete the Zero Requiem. Emperor Charles had been too monastic, and his immortality had cost him the throne in the end. Schneizel was no better--as a pacifist tactician, he was fit to command the milit
Come little whelplingsCome little whelplings3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Come little Whelpling A parody of Come little children.
Inspired by wow and dragon rp I heard about in vent.
Come Little Whelpings
I'll Take Thee Away, Into the green
Of the Nightmare
Come Little whelplings
The Time's Come To fly
Here In my dreaming,
Follow young whelpings
I'll show Thee The Way
Through All The fear And
Wake Not Poor whelplings
For sleep Is This Way
Forgetting real life And
Hush Now Dear
It Must Be This Way
Too Weary Of Life And
Sleep Now My Whelplings
For Soon We'll Away
into The green of
Come Little Whelplings,
I'll Take Thee Away, Into the green
Of the nightmare.
Come Little Whelplings
The Time's Come To fly
Here In My dreaming
Purple HeartShe told me not all casualties come home in a body bag.Purple Heart3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I didn't believe her.
Thought that the game of war
was a way for men to ignore
all the problems at home.
Escape to a childhood world of shoot or don't shoot.
Then I saw you.
The boy I used to watch when as he flew,
across a wooden dance floor
girls eyes glued
to his boots that tapped a rhythm their own;
while the drummers envied his tune.
You came home,
burn scars down your side.
Told me you watched a man die for you
the same man that got you through,
friends and comrades who only you knew.
You don't dance anymore.
A boy who laughed as he fell three stories from a pine tree in my back yard,
now sits a man stoic brought to just tears when the door slams too hard
I hear you went back to the desert.
Asked to go,
and finish the job in a way
only you know.
I pray to God each night
that you make it home.
He asks what I think your doing right now
my brother worries.
Asking millions of questions
I can't answer
I wouldn't know h
GLaDOS's Cell TourHello and welcome to the Aperture Science Cell Enrichment Center. I am the Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System, but you may address me as GLaDOS. Today, you will be sent through an animal cell from the specimen named Chell. How we received this test subject is none of your business, so do not worry.GLaDOS's Cell Tour5 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The purpose of this tour is to learn about the organic cell and the functions and names of all its organelles. When you come back from the tour, there will be therapy if needed, along with cake. Lets begin.
The cell we are planning to enter is currently on a microscope slide. We will shrink you down using the Aperture Science Organic Life Minimizer. You will shrink down to the size a little bigger than a ribosome, which we will talk about later. This will allow you to enter the cell and see everything up close and personal. If you would please step over here, we shall begin. Please note that recorded side effects for the Aperture Science Organic Life Minimizer include the melti
HSV part3 DeltaEpsilonThe Fujihara ancestor stood in front of Mitsuo and Eita, looking at them quite suspiciously. “You two young gentlemen aren’t from around here, are you,” The lady said with authority.HSV part3 DeltaEpsilon3 months ago in Settings More Like This
“Um, we, uh, are.” Mitsuo stuttered, panicking inside.
“No, we are not, we recently arrived here in this village with the traveling circus that we are members of.” Eita responded quickly relieving the pressure off Mitsuo.
The woman still looked at them with unease and raised her brow. She took in their disheveled appearance and injuries. Mitsuo knew they looked worn and beaten but he followed Eita’s lead and responded. “We were practicing and decided to take a walk but we have never been to this village and became lost. I’m a magician but…” Here Mitsuo looked away sheepishly “I’m quite clumsy and managed to trip over my own feet.” He hoped she would believe his excuse f
Worse decision ever: YukikoSunlight fell on Yukiko's face, making her frown and snuggle closer to the body she was sleeping next to. Her head hurt really bad, but despite that she realized that something was amiss. While this body felt muscular in frame, it didn't feel nearly as strong as Atsuo's. And Atsuo was supposed to be on a mission..... then who was she.....Worse decision ever: Yukiko3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She got up with a start. The reaction caused her head to start aching more than it previously was. She clenched her head, waiting for it to stop hurting. Then she noticed her surroundings too. This was definitely not her room, nor was this Atsuo's.
What happened last night.... she hoped that she didn't.... She knew she couldn't.... but then what was it..... Panicking, she slowly turned to look up to the person she was snuggling with. When she got a good look, she had no idea whether to sigh in relief, or cringe with disgust.
"Narashi," Yukiko shook her cousin, hoping to wake him up "Ototou-chan, wake up."
"Few more minutes" he mumbled and turned the o
War on two fronts: Yukiko's preludeWhen the people started disappearing, Yukiko was all confused. She looked up to Hoshi-senpai for help, but then he disappeared too. She still remembered him a little, but it was like the memories of an old movie. She tried to concentrate and remember more, and she was more or less successful. Then she took a book and started writing down everything important she could remember. She started with Hoshi, he filled up half her book. Then she went onto Neko, who took up a couple pages.War on two fronts: Yukiko's prelude4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Aiko and Yukiko were made co-leaders of the intel division in Hoshi's absence, Yukiko was not happy at all. She always wanted to be the Intel Division Leader, but not like this. Hoshi was supposed to be here, be proud of how much she had accomplished under his leadership. Without Hoshi to guide them, Yukiko and Aiko were under loads of pressure, but they were able to cope and started their research immediately.
First, they found out the pattern of the disappearances. It was plainly obvious and many had r
The Librarian and the Badger"Why does he call you Nee-san, anyways?" Atsuo asked Yukiko about Mito-kun as they were walking to the village center. Tonight was the night the Festival Queen and King were to be announced. "Most pets don't call their owners that."The Librarian and the Badger4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"First off, Mito-kun is not a pet," Yukiko replied "he is my mission companion under training. And he calls me that because we are probably cousins."
"Cousins? What?" Atsuo looked at her confused.
"Don't you know?" Yukiko said "It's widely believed that the Fujihara's are decedents from badgers. If that is true, then Mito-kun and I are like cousins or something."
"Wha-?" Atsuo asked "I didn't know that."
"I never told you the story?" Yukiko asked in return. It was strange that she didn't, as it was one of her favorites as a child.
"No you didn't" Atsuo replied "Tell me now."
"Well, our founder, Mikihisa-sama worked at a small library when-" Yukiko begun but was interrupted by Atsuo.
"I know that story," he said.
"You just said you didn't," Yukiko glared at
Fade AwayDrowning...Yes, it felt like drowning. It was an odd sensation, but because I was still feeling it, that meant that I was still alive. But what is alive when you can't remember those you love? If you have no recollection of those you love...were you alive in the first place? Perhaps...I should check again...I must have some memories...Fade Away4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was with Nii-san for most of the festival. It was just like when we were younger. He had done my hair for me—a secret no one else knew—and even helped me tie my kimono when I was done changing. It was a beautiful pattern. Yellow. The color was yellow because I knew Satu liked that color on me. I had even customized it to have the Byakko clan fox on the corner for him. Again, I thought he would appreciate it. However, it had just been me and Nii-san...and Kan of course.
Kan was starting to grow on me. I remembered that she was good friends with my brother, Raiden. Well, not really my brother but more of an adoptive older brother
Her mentorYukiko ran towards Hoshi's apartment, thinking about her findings. What she knew wasn't new information-it was the same as what was found at Joshua's disappearance site-but there was probably a pattern. Not leaving a chakra trail itself was a trail of some sorts. They just had to figure out where this led them.Her mentor4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He disappeared, right before her eyes, just like... um.... the other guy did. Who was this guy who disappeared....
Yukiko didn't realize she was staring at the empty spot till Aiko started crying.
"Aiko," she called out and walked over to him. She knelt down to try and comfort him, she didn't know how to though. Her affiliation with Aiko had been purely professional for the longest time. She didn't know him very well outside work and didn't know what she could do to help him out.
"He promised" Aiko said in a soft voice. He looked lost as he cried his eyes out, clenching his shirt tightly.
Now she was recollecting.... Hoshi... Hoshi the Prince, her mentor, her senpai, her sensei.
HSV: Hide and SeekHide and SeekHSV: Hide and Seek5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kokoro frowned while trying to keep herself from laughing. She looked down at the mass of blankets that had been put in a messy pile in their living room. Another hide and seek game? she called out to her husband and son. She could hear Yuushins happy giggles along with Tasshis soft chuckles. Glancing around the empty room, she bent down to move a blanket from the top of the pile. She heard a loud giggle come from behind her, startling her into falling forward in the pile. Ah!
Groaning softly, Kokoro looked behind her once she fixed herself. No one was there. Very funny you two! she called as she started to pick the pile up. She set it on the couch and looked around, her hands resting on her hips. Now where the heck are you two? she called as she started to walk around their home.
Kokoros search was becoming frustrating for her. She would hear Yuushins giggles in one place and when she searched there
HSV Battle 1: Koume's resolutionKoume hated rich men who abused their money to gain more power. They oppressed their own men and belittled them. Rich men thought they owned the world. Her parents, who were both from rich and powerful families, even had to elope, because their love was not accepted, and that's why she had to live the life of a tramp. No, rich people ruined the world. So when she was asked to take the life of Taira Toganin, a rich guy and heir to the fortunate Toganin Estate, she did not hesitate to accept the job. After all, the Toganins were known for their brutal ways.HSV Battle 1: Koume's resolution5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
But now that he was standing in front of her, his arms raised in the air, she could not pull the trigger.
“You're the one they call Blizzard right?” The blond man asked her.
She raised her eyebrow. “What makes you think so?
“You're not the first one they've send after me.” He explained “You're the most beautiful one though.” He smiled as she turned a little red. Not sure if it was embarrassmen
Tangy Kosher PickleChocolate Ice CreamTangy Kosher Pickle6 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I bring everything with me to meet the word. For a moment it is my understanding that gives meaning to that word. The reality is that it isn’t what I write it is what the reader brings to each word of my writing. If I can relate to the word perhaps others will likewise do so. So I want to pause on the word so and remain there for a moment. So - - - -
If I were to write - - - -
The buzz of a cicada in the summer on a warm day where I lived near the shore and could smell the salty scent of the ocean coming from a light breeze that made the little wind chime hung outside on my porch tinkle and I wanted chocolate ice cream from an ice cream parlor. I will walk with my chocolate ice cream cone on this summer day and the Ice cream will start to melt and I will hurry to lick the melting ice cream but it will run across my fingers anyway. The tropical air will be so humid that a fine sheen of sweat will cover my ski
Quietus IntimateQuietus IntimateQuietus Intimate9 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The soldier was laying in the muck of war injured. His company had perished and so he had dragged his wounded body to a hollow near a large broken tree. He was alone, he knew no ally was near that was alive. It seemed to him that the hours atrophied and his anxiety had risen more than a dozen times fearing each sound as an enemy. Mornings and evenings were revisited and he was weak, dying. It was night and he could hear the machines of war toward a rise more than several yards from where his broken body rested. The wound festered and his body was fevered but as it dragged on there was less sense of war and other worlds opened and closed before him. For a time he was a boy fishing from a dock not far from his home where he lived. Then he was dancing with a beautiful girl. The worlds opened and closed revealing a day here when he was eating ice cream, or a night there where he was sitting with his family around the dinner table. The worlds opened and closed and there was
The Assassin Zerudo - Ahrimans StoryThe Assassin Zerudo - Ahrimans Story2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Assassin Zerudo Ahriman's Story and the renewal of the Order
The Assassin Order grew weak after Nova left to raise his family, but after several years Ahriman took over the crumbling order and restored it to its former strength and glory.
Ahriman was born into a small village on the border of Europe and Asia, and left when he was seventeen years old when he discovered his parents were planning for him to marry one of the young females of the village.
He fled to the mountains in Asia, where he came across what remained of the Assassin Order. Half dead and overcome with amnesia at the time, he was cared for by an old Assassin named Gin. He trained with him for a few years, and without a word Gin left one day during a blizzard, leaving Ahriman as the Master Assassin.
It was on a similar blizzard-struck day that Ahriman's past came looking for him. Aria, his former betrothed came to not only join the Assassins, but demand Ahriman kill the abusive
DarknessYou wake with a wet cold feeling just beneath you. Unsure what it is, you slowly try to push yourself up until you've made it to you hands and knees. It is now that you realize the cold and wet beneath you, is the ground. Your vision blurry, you try to make out your surroundings, while also trying to figure out just how it was you got outside.Darkness2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You remember, though vaguely, settling in bed. You don't remember getting up or being carried off. Perhaps you sleep walked?
Or perhaps this is but a vivid dream.
No matter what the truth, you make your way to your feet and begin to venture forth, your sight becoming less and less blurry as you go.
There is hardly a sound around you as you feel your way through the darkness, only barely able to see the outlines of the trees surrounding you.
The hoot of an owl above startles you as it turns it's head slowly and looks down at you with curiosity, before it stretches it's wings and takes flight for the evening hunt.
Even more UN-nerved now, you still
How Portal 2 should have endedWhen Chell got out, she started thinking: "wait a minute... what the hell? I so much wanted to get out, and now I have no where to go... where should I go? how far could I get? I have no water, no food, how long could i survive? sh*t that robot fooled me..." - she didn't notice she was actually saying what was she saying thinking!How Portal 2 should have ended2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
From other side, GLaDOS said: "What did you expect? This was the only way I could kill you! The nearest city is over 5000km away and you don't even know where to go! There's no rivers where you can find a water in next 3000km, and food is not growing in steppe like this"
Chell screamed: "Hell, you computer buster! I should have known! If I survive here, I'm gonna make whole bird army, to fight against you!"
GLaDOS was about to fall to comma when she heard that, but Atlas punched hear head! She looked like she was thinking about some paradox... She knew that *subject name here* would probably die, but it wasn't worth of risk!