Paper or Plastic - Scene 3Natalie woke with a choking cough as burning, smokey air entered her lungs. She was on her side on the floor with her arms and legs still tightly held in the plastic wraps embrace. As her eyes fluttered open, she saw the tip of a burning cigarette protruding from the hole in the front of her gag. Hands were on her chin and face, holding it in place as she tried to yank free and pinching her nose shut. A body-shuddering cough spasmed through her as she stretched her mouth as wide as she could around the thick ball, desperate for clean air, but drawing only more of the smoke into her lungs.Paper or Plastic - Scene 37 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Lost you there for a minute. The mans gravelly voice spoke from above her and she turned her wide eyes up to look for him.
Swallowing some of the smoke as she jerked helplessly on the floor, Natalie felt bile rising up in her throat. Gagging, she swallowed it back, leaving a burning trail there. Her ha
Witch x Zoey: Encounter Part 1Warning for those who've just begun to read. This arc has been Dropped at part 14!Witch x Zoey: Encounter Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bill, the only mental support Zoey still had since Francis and Louis had already passed away was dying before her, there being nothing she could do to help him.
"Bill! Hang in there!"
The teen yelled at him, trying to keep the man awake as she added pressure to his bloodied chest. His entire frame had been torn up in a hunter attack, both of them carrying only their minor weapons and nothing to fix him up with.
It all seemed surreal, fighting zombies had become a habit, but seeing her savior dying in front of her made the pain come back all at once.
The young girl widened her eyes, remembering that she had glanced towards a med-kit while trying to fight off the earlier horde. It all seemed surreal, fighting zombies had become a habit, but seeing her savior dying in front of her made the pain come back all at once.
"I need you to wait here for a bit, ok? I'll be right back."
She struggled to l
Bleach - Kidou and AbilitiesKido TypesBleach - Kidou and Abilities7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bakudō (Way of Binding)
-Supplementary spells which can immobilize an enemy or have an effect besides a direct strike. They may seem subtle, but these spells can give their users a tactical advantage when used properly. These are a broad category of defensive spells which block/repel attacks or freezes enemies in place. This class of spells include Kidō Barriers & Seals.
-Focused spiritual energy formed into a solid form of energy. This energy can take on many shapes or colors as determined by the user. Barriers are protective in nature, and can be as simple as a barrier only protecting one direction or encompassing all sides of an area. Barriers can be used for containment, and some barriers can be used offensively. Barriers can mask spiritual pressure and can make one spiritually and physically invisible. The strength of a barrier is dependent upon the power of the user. Weak barriers are easily breakable, while strong ones can
Kune - Hot N ColdKune - Hot N Cold4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Ms. Brooke: Ok... (She was writing something down on a note pad) your brother, Mr. Tribal, referred you and your wife to this session. Do you understand why you are here today?
Paine: Because he won't wear any damn pants.
Kuja: (His eye twitch but he merely examined his nails as he crossed one leg over the other) I have an inkling.
Ms. Brooke: Your brother, Zidane, stated in his letter that you and your wife fight every other week. Is this true?
Kuja: That's correct.
Ms. Brooke: May I ask Mr. Tribal...
Kuja: Kuja is fine -.-
Ms. Brooke: I'm sorry (clears her throat) Kuja, how long have you and Paine been married?
Kuja: Three years.
Paine: It'll be four next Saturday.
Ms. Brooke: Ok... (Takes note) and are you two the same age?
Paine: No. I just turned 22 yesterday.
Ms. Brooke: Alright then. I presume you are the elder partner?
Kuja: I'm not old >:/
Ms. Brooke: Of course your not (chuckles softly) I meant---
Ms. Brooke: Huh?
Kuja: I'm 28 years old -.-
Ms. Brooke: Oh, right
The Elf and the Dragon: Meddle NotHymeria finished tracing the runes in the sand and stood back to admire her handiwork, inspecting the lines of each rune carefully as she walked around the circle to assure that everything was as it was. She was taking an awful risk, she knew it. If any members of the Church of the Trinity or one of the guilds were in the area they'd detect what she was about to do and investigate. If they broke her ritual...she swallowed. No, she wouldn't think about that. This had to work.The Elf and the Dragon: Meddle Not3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She planted her staff in the ground and raised her knife to her arm. The blade was cool as it sank into her flesh. She let out a hiss as she braced against the pain, clenching her eyes as warm elf blood bubbled up and slid down her hands and dripped onto the ground, splattering across the runic lines she had carved into the ground. As the blood touched the first line it lit up in a brilliant blaze of red light that swept throughout the runes and set the clearing ablaze with a a fiery glow.
Holding out her hand over
The Green ScarThe Green Scar3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Green Scar
My Friend, My Love
I've known you for many years.
In short, I've known you for a long time.
When I needed a friend...
When I needed someone to love me, to accept me for everything that I am without judgement...
When I needed someone to save me, to protect me from harm...
You were always there for me.
Both of you were.
It had been months since we last met.
I went out to find you, searching the entire globe.
Then I discovered what happened to you.
Dr. Stephen Strange.
A group of heroes otherwise known as the Illuminati.
After I found out what they've done to you, I wanted to kill them all.
They took from me my closest friend.
They took away the only man I ever really loved and cared about.
I wished I could've stopped them.
I would've done anything to save you.
~The Smiling Mask~No one will hear~The Smiling Mask~2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one will know
That I am alone
Because of my smiling disguise
Covering my face
Underneath this mask
I cry in disgrace
I’ve become desolate
I can’t feel my face
It’s not too late
To smile on this fate
I’ve been too quiet
About this disguise
Now I‘ve taken it off
Just for a while
Pretty soon I’ll put
That smiling disguise back on
And become the silent creature you know and love.
The Narrative OC MEME 2I. Choose up to five (5) of your favorite original story characters that will embark in this role-play. If you don't have five (5) then leave them blank (or create a character on the spot!) Be sure to give a little description of them:The Narrative OC MEME 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
II. Asleep, Character Two or Character Four are dreaming of their most pleasant childhood memory. What is it about?
III. However, Character Five continues to toss and turn, haunted by their childhood nightmare! What scared them as a child?
IV. Character Two finds a diary with Character Four name on it. They eagerly read a random page to themselves. What does the entry say?
V. Character Three is severely poisoned and is slowly dying. Explain how it happened and if they survive.
VI. A gang of bullies are picking on Character Four. Character Two or Character Five come to their aid but they both get beat up. Why is that?
VII. A character of your choice is just learning how
Ata Interview Transcript.Ata Interview Transcript.3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with Endling
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview `Endling, an incredibly talented comic artist and creator of many of your favorite series on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Endling.
Hey all you folks there in AtAChat! Go ahead and start posting questions now.
Thanks for having me Fluff!
I warn everyone I'm on my second triple espresso coffee of the day. If my answers are incoherent and/or jittery you'll know why. I'M WIRED TO GO.
*RedVenture asks "How did you get started doing art, Endling?"
When I was little, my dad would bring home paper from his job. He worked with computers and stuff and often had tons of it lying around, so I'd make use of it and draw. (With his permission. Occasionally.) After a while he noticed I had a habit of doing this. Usually robot caterpillars. I'm not kidding
UntitledI wrote a poem,Untitled5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
But it sucked some major ass,
So here's a haiku.
moment of truthI cant believe what I did..or more or less what I didnt do.moment of truth4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You know, when you have a vision.You say I want that, Im going to do what ever I can to recieve that.The next day, your going for it, and you get so close,but when you look the chance in the eyes,you turn away.and loose it.There is no real pain in the end, other then the fact you wasted another good reason to finally let it all out.You wonder whats really going on.You wonder what they would say ...if they only knew.Summer comes, and its just another lonesome wasted one.what can you do?
Here we are, in the best years of our lives.
With no way of knowing, when the
whee'll stop spinning cause we don't
know where we're going...
and here we are, on the best day of our lives.
And it's a go, lets make it last, so cheers you
all to that, 'cause this moment's never comin' back
I used to knowso little, 'till the day she laid her
eyes on me. Now I'm jumpin' up and down,
she's the only one around, and she means
every little thing to me
It isn't Love.Love isn't needing someone.It isn't Love.4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's wanting to be with them, even when you can leave any time you want.
Love isn't about not being able to go,
It's about choosing not to.
Our Last StandWe have been chased for too long,Our Last Stand4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Lost too many loved ones,
Lost too much.
With nothing but my aegis and blade,
And you with a bow and the endless quiver,
The two of us must fight one hundred thousand of them.
All of them be the Scourge,
Each step they take towards us,
Is a sacrilege to our loved ones.
We can no longer run,
But we can still fight,
Let us take down as many as possible!
For here we make,
Our Last Stand.
Dark AngelsBy the beat of the drum,Dark Angels4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They march in line,
Each one a giant ironclad warrior,
More than mortal.
By vow they defend us,
By oath they take upon service,
By fire they cleanse,
By steel they give repentance.
To look doom upon his hideous face,
And they oppose,
And they withstand,
Many of them have seen war,
Longer than a man has lived.
They are said to be Dark Angels.
And oh how we live in fear,
Of our mighty defenders.
WardensThey forbid us from talking.Wardens4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But who are they to say,
We cannot communicate?
A glance, a tap, a motion of shudder.
Hush! Quiet down and sit still!
The warden is passing by,
Let him think we do not talk,
Keep the image, of our obedience.
No one has the right,
To take rights.
Because we can take them back,
And it is our right to do so.
Death of the Raven WarriorDeath of the Raven Warrior2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Black met black
upon ending breath
loyal friends spirited
to warrior's breast
Mourning takes flight
in taloned embrace
grieved cries rattling
over ocean waves
reverence bears you
to honor's pyre