Of Andys and UpgradesOf Andys and Upgrades5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Andy knew he was a relic. He used to violently object when it was suggested that he was past his prime, but after a while the reality was too apparent to ignore.
It had been years, maybe decades since he'd been able to find factory fresh parts. Most of his equipment now was made up from bits scavenged and scrounged, then adapted as best he could.
Sometimes there would be an accident in the construction projects, and if he was lucky, and quick, he could tear off whole limbs or liberate power cells before the maintenance crews arrived to chase him away.
Most of these parts were too new, but some could be modified to fit, the rest traded away.
Andy found himself wandering through a section of the city that he remembered as it had been, vibrant and alive, but as he trudged down the streets and through the alleys, he found the roads in disrepair and littered with rubble and refuse. The once tall and gleaming buildings that reached skyward were now bent and broken, some leaning across the st
TDF WeaponsTDF Weapons2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
TDF weapons database
Main Turret Artillery
Tachyon Artillery: Tachyons are slowed down below light speed by a gravitation trap with rotating polarization (changing direction), that is the reason why the tachyon gun is U- shaped, and fires two pulses per shot. The tachyons want to get back over light speed, and accelerate after leaving the gun, when they hit matter they lose their strange energy and transform the matter into antimatter, and break through the lightbarrier. The destructive effect is because of this caused by the antimatter, so the usage of tachyon guns in atmosphere is limited to zero, also in space the range is limited due to the exhaust of ships engines and interstellar gas, this causes the red color of the pulses.
Effective range: mostly used in mid distance combat (100 000km), maximal effective shot was one Ls (lightsecond = 300 000km), but had limited effectivity, due to the high loss of tachyons
muzzlespeed = 0.5 c up to0.75 c
mostly used in destructiv
TFAV Drab 04 RP OP RES PRELUDETFAV Drab 04 RP OP RES PRELUDE4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Transformers AlterVerse Drabble 04: Operation Rescue Eagle One Prelude
(Note: The drabbles take place in a series of time frames after TFAV Chapter Arraignment and Answers and before the TFAV Chapter named Rescue Prez)
"President Whitemore has been captured by Russian Forces. Use of him and cabinet as hostages and leverage is inevitable. Revise Request: Send all Autobot Alliance as well as FSOF, NEST and GI JOE Strike Teams to retreive High Priority Target. This is of utmost importance. Failure is not an option."
- Autobot Alliance Pulsewave Communiqué to all Autobot Alliance and Allied forces, 2 days before the launch of Operation Rescue Eagle One.
Year 2010 A.D._
Somewhere in the Middle East_
G.I. J.O.E. (Global Integrated Joint Operations Entity) The Pit_
2 days ago_
Hawk - 'I want reports now! We have to have all our plans in order."
Duke: All the Joes were prepped and ready, but unfortunately we cannot s
Zycra's bioZycra's bio4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: Zycra Zordford
Species: Fire Succubus
Height: 113 feet/34m when Giant - 5'8 feet/1m70 when human sized.
Skin colour: Golden Brown
Hair colour: Black
Eye colour: Amber
Wing colour: Black and red
Other characteristics: Tattoo on her left arm
As youngest member of the Zordford family, and with almost always a big grin on her face, Zycra is an enthusiastic, fun-loving and excitable succubus. She is the kind to live in the intensity of the moment, giving priority to her own amusement, and really likes to be the center of attention.
Despite being a Demon , she revels to be quite social and positive toward others; In fact, one of her greatest gifts is her general acceptance of everyone, to the point of sometimes forgetting about the concept of personal space. She is unfailingly warm and generous with her friends, and generally treat everyone as a friend. She is usually quite "random", alway
My Naga Daughter part 6I ran out into the woods as we began our game or Ruby’s final exam so to speak. As waited, I spent ten minutes finding a hiding spot until I found a good one. I had a feeling she was going to get me eventually; she has seen literally ALL of my tricks and I was no ninja by any means. So I decided to use the “run-hide-run” tactic that has proven to be the most effective. What the “run-hide-run” tactic was is exactly what it sounds like: I would run quietly to find a hiding spot, hide until Ruby passes me and then run again to repeat the process. Usually it worked until recently when I have gotten myself careless, and it seems that she has acquired something similar to Spider Man’s “spider sense”. I guess it’s part of her genetics, check that, I KNOW it’s part of her genetics, maybe that was how Emily, her so-called “mother”, found me so easily when we first met. I still get shivers thinking about her, and the nightmaMy Naga Daughter part 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rex the Naga BioName: RexRex the Naga Bio5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Race: Reticulated Python Naga
Height/Length: 5"7 for his height. Total length *including his tail* is 30 ft long
Weight: 759 puonds
Hair color: Black
Hair length: Short, where it reaches his ears
Hair style: Straight Hair style, usually longer behind his hair
Eye color: Brown. Can change colors depending on his emotions.
Eye Color Emotion Chart
Gray: Extremely Terrified
Yellow: Extremely Hungry/Vicious (almost never goes to this color unless he doesn't get food for a prolongued period of time)
Skin color: Tan
Scale color: Brown with black stripes. Underbelly Scales are a golden color.
Personality: Really friendly, he has a tendecy to be jumpy when it comes to certain type of situations. He is really sweet and caring and loves all his friends, including the ones who aren't really are his friends. He will get ner
The Tale of an Argonian ch.1Gazing towards the distant mountains, Makeo let out a sigh. "Another long day," he said to himself, scratching the back of his scaly neck. The sun was beginning to disappear behind the horizon. It would be dark soon; he had to start making his way home. He stood, picking up the sack he had filled with mushrooms that day, and began walking away from his sitting place.The Tale of an Argonian ch.15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This sitting place was located on the northeastern edge of a hill about an hour's walk from Makeo's home. Specifically, it was against a large oak tree on the edge of the hill. He would walk to this tree with his breakfast every morning, then sit and eat while contemplating ways to escape his mundane life. After his morning meal, he would go home and do the day's work, later spending the afternoon hours collecting mushroom caps, firewood, or whatever his uncle needed. Every evening, he returned to sit underneath the tree until sunset. It was the only place where he really felt alone and free to think and dream as he please
Felarya: Prologue - 'Her'"So wait, we're low on supplies, most of our weapons and resources are gone, and your brilliant plan is to wander into Dridder territory - looking for a woman who you've never seen and who you can't even prove exists?"Felarya: Prologue - 'Her'6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Oh she exists alright... there's too many stories about the old broad for 'er to be a fabrication."
"And she's what, a healer? A poison maker? A witch? What?! Why is she so bloody important that you're risking all our lives?"
"Listen, I've 'eard a lot of tales about this lady, 'aight? They say she 'as the widest variety of potions, 'erbs, fungus, and unusual poisons that can be found this side o' the Jewel River - and if we're going to get anywhere, we're gonna need 'er 'elp."
"And what if she decides not to help us? What if she decides that we're just a bunch of rotten bandits who aren't worth her time and effort?"
"Well, there's four of us and one of 'er. If the dizzy dame don't 'elp us willingly - we'll just give 'er a taste of cold steel and 'elp ourselves. B
Argo Part 3Argo Part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mira excused herself after pulling Lily back on the worktable and fidgeting with her arms for several minutes. She yawned heavily, and went straight to bed without bothering to wash upshe would finish later. She was starving, too, but sleep came first.
"Miss Mira?" Eo asked, peeking through the door to the bedroom, "would you like me to do anything for you while you sleep?"
"Hrm," Mira said, looking up from the pillow. "Did you find anything on the internet yet?"
"No . . ." Eo said, "I haven't been able to match my name, my description, or even unique numbers. I've informed several android agencies that I've lost my identity, and they said they'd tell me if something came up. So, could I do something for you?"
"Well, what do you normallyoh, that's right. Uh, just clean up, if you want."
Want. That was a word she didn't normally use with androids, at least in a professional sense. She alw
+ How To Kill A Furry +1. Your traditional shotgun to the face.+ How To Kill A Furry +6 years ago in Humor More Like This
2. Boiling them alive in reused vegetable oil.
3. Starving them in an empty room.
4. Amputating their limbs with a plastic knife.
5. Feeding them to a bear.
6. Driving over their bodies with an army tank.
7. Sending them to Afghanistan.
9. Dipping them into vats of hot mustard.
10. Suffocating them with their own fur.
11. Dragging them through a three mile cheese grater.
12. Injecting nitroglycerin into their body.
13. Setting their head on fire.
14. Pushing them underneath a working press.
15. Tripping them over into a bed of nails.
16. Pouring a bucket on piranhas down their throats.
17. Forcing them into a meat grinder and making chilli con carne out of them.
18. Shooting them with paintballs for seventeen hours.
19. Shoving their faces into a deep fryer.
20. Pouring acid onto their stomachs.
21. Sacrificing them to a giant spider.
22. Deporting them to Guantanamo Bay on twenty three fake charges of child molestation.
Argo Part 1Argo Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
During the final hours of the Annual American Engineers Association Symposium, the grounds outside the convention center teemed with androids. Most were under four feet tall, with a harmless animal quality to them; fur, face and all. The symposium did not permit out-of-the-box factory androids on the convention floor for multiple reasons--though disappointingly, what they had to offer this year lacked any significant improvements.
The sky brooded, matching the mood that hung over the entire weekend. Mira wanted to return to work; it would be a welcoming distraction from an unproductive trip. Castletown was a veritable holy land of android engineering (at least for this hemisphere), but her grail was still missing.
Lily, her android, pulled the car up to the convention hall, when it began to rain. In technical design terms, Lily was an ani-droid, but the lazy tongue dropped the extra vowel. Ani-droids were too common to r
Bumblebee and Sam: Rainy DaysBumblebee and Sam: Rainy Days4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Great that's just great," sighed Sam. He sank onto the cluttered bench in his garage, running a frustrated hand through his hair as he stared out across the rain-drenched yard. "The second I get my car back from the wash, the heavens decide to open. Who knows what kind of garbage is in the atmosphere? It's probably full of sand from that storm in the desert a few weeks ago I don't want you getting all dirty again right after I paid good money to have you cleaned up."
Sitting on the floor beside him, hunched over but still filling most of the garage nonetheless, Bumblebee gave a dry whining sound through his semi-functional vocal processors. In all honesty, he couldn't care less about the weather his friend's well-being and happiness took priority over all else. He watched Sam glower out at the downpour, studying the human's disheartened posture in concern.
Bumblebee was truly thankful that he had been allowed to stay with Sam in his new home, despite all of the da
Each to EachEach to Each2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hairs of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown."
-excerpt from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot
It was Maria’s turn to feed Sessyne.
She was nervous as she made her way down the metal, spiral stairway leading to the lower levels of the floating research facility and colony where she lived. She knew well enough that this day would eventually come, and her name would be selected to visit the
Console-tan Stories: At Your Service Chapter 3Console-tan Stories: At Your Service Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Devon," the young man replied, his gaze turned downward for a moment in contemplation, "My name's Devon. How about you? Do you have a name yet?" NES-tan blinked at the question. Some owners did name their consoles, but that had obviously never happened to her. She hung her head and barely whispered out her response. "No, my owner didn't want me at all. He had me stripped for spare parts and then thrown in a dump." Devon was clearly saddened by this, but he shook his head, looked into the console's eyes, and replied. "So, your last owner...well, the guy that didn't want you...was he the first? Or was there someone else before him? Do you remember being assembled before then, or coming from a refurbishment station?" The android thought about his words, bringing up her data entry for refurbishment. When an owner gives away his console-tan or passes away, it's common for the console-tan to be sent to a refurbishment station to have their magnetic resonance units cleared of th
Loyalty - Chapter 1: SubstanceLoyalty - Chapter 1: Substance5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
===== The Dark Oasis Frigate: October, 21, 2552 =====
The Sangheili landed on the Dark Oasis with a very warm welcoming from the Kig-Yar on board. The crew was almost comprised entirely of Kig-Yar, partially thanks to Kig'yar 'Nar Sokamai when he was a high ranking Fleet Master. The Kig-Yar on the ship was of mix groups, the Northern Kig-Yar that love ranged weapons, weak, and yellow skinned; the Southern Kig-Yar that are faster, ferocious looking, and grey skinned; and the Equator Kig-Yar that mine for the crystals that create all their equipment and weapons, they use more technology, and are green skinned. The Sangheili worked their way to the command center where their pilot was waiting for them. The Pilot said, sounding angrily, "I'm Brutus, I shall be your pilot. I know where we are heading to Substance as they call it. Be ready, we shall be there in a matter of minutes for the first sweep, you and a strike team will be dropped in after the first sweep to take out survivors. Any q
Mint's Sea Adventures part1Mint's adventures part 1, Mint's new journey begins.Mint's Sea Adventures part14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ahhh ..the seas of Felarya, unknown to many of the land people and dangerous for sea folks to live in, many people and folks see the great seas and lakes of Felarya as big watery nightmares to be in, how can they call the seas or lakes nightmares? The seas and lakes of Felarya are beautiful places to live in and spend your life, I love the water as much as I love going on land though in my older and recent years I'm in the water more I still love the land though, my Papa helped teach me how to live on land like land people, well to a point, I still need to keep water on my body so I don't dry out in the sun, that's how great aunt Jan died over a thousand years ago, Grandpa warned her not to go on land for too long or on very hot days, be she didn't listen to him, it's sad that she died at age 120, she had so much to live for I wish I could have met her when she was alive, but by now her poor body is likely gone, all
A dark guest ITrisha was lying on her bed, her eyes were closed and she was sleeping. During the last weeks she had a lot of time to relax, but this also meant that she had a lot of time to think about various themes, spooking around inside her head. One of this themes was a special person and a memory that always lightened up when she was dreaming like she did now.A dark guest I5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She was following a dark corridor, she was running because she knew she had to hurry. But the more she was following her path, the longer it became in the end. Her lungs were burning and she was running as fast as possible. It became darker around her and finally she reached the end of the long corridor and was looking at the shadow of a person who was standing in front of an opened door.
"Don't go in there take me with you, I will protect you!" Trisha was shouting breathless in direction of the shadow.
The shadow didn't turn around, just opened the door. "Behind this door there is the solution of all my problems just wa
Momento Mori 'the begining'Momento Mori 'the begining'5 years ago in Settings More Like This
Location: White Africa
"Hey? H? you there?"
Agito woke from his slumber stirred by the scratchy static of the intercom.
"H? your starting to worry me what's going on? Don't tell me your sleeping."
Agito looked over to his left, the view screen that he had left on was switched to audio only on his side which explained why his operator, James couldn't tell if he was asleep or not.
"No James I'm not sleeping I had it tuned to mute, sorry.
And what did I tell you about using just H? I picked Helix for a reason you know I would appreciate it if you actually used my name once in a while."
James back at HQ was a mercenary just like Agito but he was in the operating division of there company, he had no need for a codename. There Client, Rayleonard was a major World industry they had recently raised to the top of the bar after the Kojima wars, there entire company specialized in Over Boosters, Laser Blades ,
A dark Guest IIIt was night and the stars where shimmering at the clear sky. Everybody in Safe Harbor was sleeping after this exciting day. Everyone just hoped that Vale would come out of her hut again to explain them what happened during the last months but they got disappointed, there was no sign of the returned young woman and so at the latest hour the last ones went sleeping. Only two persons were sitting outside, a little away from the small village. One of them was Trisha, just wearing a robe she borrowed from Sanix and in front of her was lying a giant woman, Jade, the protector of the village, looking into the concerned face of Trisha.A dark Guest II5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I can't tell you very much about the circumstances I just found her not too far away from here, she was walking through the bushes. When I found her, she became panic for a moment but I was able to calm her down maybe she was just nervous." the giantess spoke with a calm and soft voice to the little human in front of her.
"But Vale IS acting stra
Ruin RunNormally the rain felt pleasant. Even revitalizing. But at that moment it all just looked dreary and grey. It was a heavy, driving deluge, the screen of endless droplets sheering this way and that in the wild winds, nearby trees dancing in the storm. Lightning flashed and thunder crackled almost constantly, but Nerissa remained unmoved by the natural onslaught, the sheets of water only ticking her bare skin. As a water elemental, she had little to fear from the natural world.Ruin Run1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Naora was out there somewhere, tiny and fragile and helpless, heading to the lair of a sphinx who would see her as nothing but food. All alone. The thought made Nerissa's heart clench up every time it rose up in her mind, no matter how angry she still was. If the little human didn't have to be so obstinately, unshakably stubborn they might have been able to find some common ground that didn't escalate into a hurtful shouting match . . . but she was who she was
Argo Part 4Argo Part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It turned out Eo knew many shortcuts to fixing Lily. The sheer amount of knowledge she had on the subject filled the entire time they put Lily back together. There was little about robotics Eo did not know some improvement to. She rewrote Lily's damaged data-storage procedure in less than ten minutes, organizing it in a radically different, yet much more intuitive way than Mira had even thought possible.
Mira had been awake again for nearly twenty hours. She leaned back from her desk and stretched. Eo came back from the kitchen carrying the next half of the reheated delivery pizza. (Delivery because, for some unexplained reason, Eo did not know how to cook.) When she saw Mira agape in the middle of a yawn, Eo set the pizza down and took her by the hand.
"You're too tired," Eo said with a demanding tone, "you need to get some sleep."
"Oh come on, we're almost done . . ." Mira said, yawning again.
"No," Eo insisted, "I'll
OC quiz WIPReally long Oc quizOC quiz WIP3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
(1) So what's your name?
(2) your favorite color?
(3) your favorite food?
(4) do have any hobbies?
(5) what are they?
(6) are you in good physical shape?
(7) do you play any sports?
(8) how old are you?
(9) how tall are you?
(10) how much do you weigh?
(11) I hope you know that often the giving of this information builds character, do you know?
(12) do you mind?
(13) any comments? thoughts?
(14) are you a virgin?
(15) what is your sexual orientation?
(16) was that how you were brought up?
(17) did or do you have a family?
(18) do you have any brothers or sisters?
(19) where you a rich family? A poor family? Or a middle class family?
(20) what do you love?
(21) what do you hate?
(22) if you had a weapon that would kill an untried random criminal, with the press of a button that you had to use, would you....
(23) press the button every second?
(24) press the button every day?
(25) press the button every year?
(26) eventually you would be killed by the button you press
Rin's Misadventure part 1Rin's Misadventure part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Misadventure of Rin
Somewhere lost in the sands of time the mind belonging to a very special ice naga drifted in darkness. The blackness enveloped her very being, snuffing out her emotions and strangling her sense of identity.
Is this what it feels like to be dead?
It was the only question she could think to ask, not even being sure that there would be someone to answer. Something had changed though: she could now sense her body lying on a soft surface. Certainly a dead person wouldn't be aware of their body. She tried to move but was unable to, a sudden chill coming over her body and mind that froze her in place.
You are not dead Rin came a whispering voice, Though you might as well have been. There was a slight sneer in the voice as it continued. I brought you back my dear naga, all thanks to a drop in defenses in my home. I have plans for you serpent, and unfortunately for you they are only for my enjoyment. There was a short hiss,