Inhuman Resources: Chapter 1Cloud ComputingInhuman Resources: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yeah, Dobe," I replied. "Start it up."
The portable generator chugged hollowly for a moment before finally rumbling into life, a brief green flicker from the computer bank announcing its success. A curl of exhaust issued forth, and to my nose seemed to fill the whole office block with its petroleum stench. Even this, however, was nothing compared to the sensation that accompanied it; subtle, but far more potent.
The computer had not been switched on for some time, and a number of scheduled tasks had accumulated. In my mind's eye, I perceived them, though the screen lay cracked and broken on the floor: toppled, no doubt, during the evacuation all those years ago. Nevertheless, though mute, though silent, the computer spoke, and I listened. Almost imperceptible beneath the heady drone of data streaming through the air, I could feel a faint whirr from within my ribcage and a dull warmth from the cable running up through my neck. The machine had begun its work
Like a wallflower...Like a wallfower I blend into the background.Like a wallflower...6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No one takes notice of me but I notice them.
The innocent murmurs and whispers of their conversations can be heard by me.
Their actions of what they have done can be retold by me in a solid,truthful memoir.
The gossip that is told to many curious ears is nothing without the pure juice of exactitude that I have.
Yet, no one is suspecting of me.
Like a wallfower I blend into the background.
People see me but don't truly acknowledge my existence.
The enlightenment I have of others I do not wish to keep to myself.
But since no one is to question me, than the knowledge that I hold is exulusive to myself.
Like a wallflower I blend into the background.
I have no pity or shame for what I am.
For I know that even though I am a wallflower that blends into the background, I am far more erudite than anyone I know.
And that, in its own way, does not make me a wallflower.
Herobrine's explorationHerobrine stepped out into the light of the world he had been lost from for eons, he felt a mix of emotions stir in his stone cold, coal black heart.Herobrine's exploration4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Joy, loss, fear, and ...pain?
It was at that point Herobrine realized the sun was causing him uncontrollable pain.
Like the monstrous creatures of the above, he realized with a start, he couldn't bare the sun.
Panicked and in ungodly pain Herobrine ran. He ran until the pain stopped.
He looked around and saw that he was in a cave just outside of the sunlight.
Enraged at this atrocity, that something the OTHERS had done to his world in his absence had made the sun toxic he began digging furiously, taking his anger out on the rocks.
Finally when his rage had subsided he looked around at what he had done.
His cave now dug down all the way into another cavern.
Herobrine examined his surroundings when he heard the clinking of bones on stone flooring. He turned around to see a skeleton approaching him bow raised.
It fired a bolt at Herobrine. H
Ragged Edges Chapter 10XRagged Edges Chapter 106 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I can name but one instance in which it is actually wise to board a space hulk. Never."
Captain Antillius of the Imperial Navy Battleship Augustus March
"The mission after-report just came in."
Dryd did not avert his gaze from the viewport; he found the void soothing, especially when his temper flared.
The woman, Dryd's secretary, placed the file on his desk and scurried out; when Dryd was in a foul mood, it was best not to disturb his contemplations. He knew what mission the after-report was for. Ever since its inception, it had been the mission.
Dryd, of course, also knew what information the report contained. He had requested it only as a formality, as the remnants of Lucjan's TASO cell on Ganf Magna had already confirmed his elimination. The three members who had evaded Raege's summary investigation were off-world, and were being shipped to different units for incorporation trials.
Meanwhile, Dryd had also received a r
Ragged Edges Chapter 5VRagged Edges Chapter 57 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
VISIONS OF DAMNATION
Knights Teutonic Grand Master Heront Klavier, responding to a claim that 500 Marines isnt strong enough for a chapter
Somebody down on the streets shouted. Screamed was a more accurate description of the sound. Lockwood rose to her feet. She practically jumped at the sound of explosions.
She hurried over to the edge of the roof, and peered over the tall railing. Guardsmen were firing further down the street. Several were simply running.
There was a sound, like a thunderous roar, and a moment later a portion of the street exploded as an enormous bolt round crashed into it, blasting apart a lowly soldier as well.
Lockwood hurried back into the building and down the stairs. She needed to get to her men, she needed to organize them!
She needed to-
As she exited out the front, she decided she needed to turn and run back in.
At the other end of the street, las rounds bouncing off its white armor without so much as even marking
The Five Hundred Worlds of UltramarFive Hundred Worlds of UltramarThe Five Hundred Worlds of Ultramar3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Macragge Konor Prandium Calth Espandor
Iax Quintarn Tarentus Masali Talassar
Parmenio Firestorm Gathis II Newfound Lorin Alpha
Mancora Ithaka Vilamus Honourum Orpheus Prime
Cyclades Epsilon Cyclades Kappa Armato Sabatin
Memories, Light the Corners of our MindsMemories, Light the Corners of our Minds2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Lucas Three sat in the coffee shop long after she left, long after the people that had watched the scene play out had moved on. He sat for hours after she'd calmly, mercilessly ended their three year relationship with a calculated precision of language that even he couldn't have delivered more succinctly.
"This has been fun, really, it's been fantastic, but you knew this was never going to last." She didn't touch her latte, which was never a good sign.
"You're never going to get old, and I'm going to age out and die. At some point you're going to leave me for someone younger, and by then I'll be too old to find anyone to love me and I'll simply die alone." Her hands flew about the space in front of her as she spoke. He often wondered if she were forced to keep her hands in her pockets, would she be able to speak at all? He smiled at that thought, and the smiling caused him pain.
"Already my friends find you 'quaint', and your friends look upon me as some kind of lesser thing. Janson Fo
What is furry?Ok, lately I've seen that there is a lot of you people who are mystified/confused by the topic of furry. So here this thread is... to help demystify it and to simply discus it... Without further adu...What is furry?12 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Point 1: What is furry?
it's a fairly broad term, and it seems like there are quite a few differences in oppinions over it. But there are the general points on it. Simply put, a fur/furry/fursona/etc is an anthropomorphic animal. We must then further define that by defining anthropomorphic... Anthro (which is the shortterm nowadays) means to give human characteristics to something that isn't human. In the case of furry, this means giving not only the general form of a human to an animal, but also (in most cases) human intelegence, emotions, abilities (such as talking, laughing, etc), and anything else that makes a human out to be human.
Invasion fleetThe invasion fleet emerged from the oort cloud, adapted their shields to the heliosphere and merged with the debris of the scattered disc. In layman's terms, they were stealthily approaching earth.Invasion fleet4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Haro peered out of the window. The hive mind chattered in his head. It was only short range, about .35 of a parsec wide, but he spent a lot of his time tuning in. Sometimes he thought he could feel her out there, on the edge of his consciousness. The stars reflected in his glazed amber eyes. He sighed. Back to business. He focused himself on the voices close to him. There was a meeting in progress on the local channel.
It was not going well. Their objective was to attack Earth. The problem was that nobody knew why or how they were going to achieve it. General Langmuir only seemed concerned with blowing up landmarks and hovering in a menacing manner. Captain Coulomb had already attempted to infiltrate the human hive by laying thousands of eggs in the chamber of their Queen, but the humans had
Ragged Edges: Prologue//////FILE INFORMATION\Ragged Edges: Prologue7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
++++FILE NAME ----- Recovered Video Log: Altyracivus Disaster, M41, VOLUME XIX++++
++++ARCHIVED BY ---- Milena Sonas, INQUISITOR, ORDO XENOS++++
++++ARCHIVAL DATE ---- 6 125 818.M41++++
++++FILE TYPE ---- Pict recording (Recording length: 2 Minutes, 22 seconds.)++++
++++ADDITIONAL NOTES ---- File transmitted from Inquisitorial Storm trooper Erik Litterk, Presumed KIA. Recovered from Strike Cruiser Malleus Benedicto records after incident.++++
++++SECURITY LEVEL ---- INQUISITORIAL VIEWAGE ONLY.++++
VIEWER SECURITY PASSCODE ---- ***************
The screen became black as the file buffered, then, after a few moments, it turned green again, and then the pict began playing.
It was being recorded from a camera mounted to a soldiers helmet. It shook and blurred with each step he took, until he came to a complete stop. It shook again, as he looked around. There was an unusual dark tint to the video, and th
Finally In The ShitFinally In The Shit6 years ago in Settings More Like This
We were finally in the Shit. The first mission since training had begun. Never thought the day would come, but the Osprey's load ramp was lowering down onto the top of some building in the middle of the Pyongyang. The staff sergeant was prepping his M4A1 carbine before he looked up at the rest of us.
"Get some!" He shouted. "Move, move! Get out of this fuckin' bird! GO, GO!"
The ramp hit the deck and we ran off. The rotor-wash whipped dust and small flyers around; looking back at the Osprey I could see sparks from incoming rounds. The bird was taking a lot of fire from the building across the street from the DPRK Korean People's Army Ground Forces. Probably just NKorea Type-68 AKM-copies. The ramp went back up on the Osprey and the engines droned for power to get off the deck.
"Heavy-MG! Three o'clock!" A Corporal shouted.
Thirty light rifles and medium machine-guns opened up on the heavy machine-gun but it was too late; the Russian NSV heavy machine-gun opened up on the
Ragged Edges: Chapter 2IIRagged Edges: Chapter 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
FOR WHOM THE WIND BLOWS
Look to the crying skies for me, as it is there I will reside.
- General Militant Alteans Zephryn, prior to his death.
As it so happened, Inquisitor Levys orders were to expand. Because he realized that Raege would have little idea how to begin doing that, he directed her towards the nearest battle.
That so happened to be the world of Matrinar, out near the rim of the Halo Stars. The journey took the better part of a month. Levy had instructed Raege to pick up any guardsmen that were clearly abandoned. The Rapidheart was equipped well enough to provide for a large influx of wounded as well. With these instructions, Raege set out.
As soon as the Rapidheart had entered the Imperial Navys safe zone, Raege set out aboard a bulk freight lifter. From there, she and her unit shuttled to the nearest fight.
Matrinar was a hive world. Rather, it had been at one point. A decade ago, the arch-heretic Rymen Valendr, the
Ragged Edges Chapter 9IXRagged Edges Chapter 96 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
DANCING IN THE DARK, II
"Anyone who goes around in heavy armor is just asking for attention."
- Chief Scout Solleya Tir, Koracrian 22nd Regiment
Lucjan slipped the accessor over the panel, and the door slid open with a light hiss. With his hellgun raised, he stepped in, sweeping over the entire room with his preysense vision. Raege's room was entirely devoid of activity.
He lowered his hellgun, and, after glancing over the room one last time, kneeled on the floor. "All groups, report in." He said, watching the doorway intently.
Ctibor turned and cracked off another round at a Skitarii as it took aim at them. The augmented soldier simply fell over, and was quickly replaced by another of its kind.
Meanwhile, Raimo was busily working on unlocking the door panel to the auxiliary stairwell, when Lucjan called.
"Team Raimo here, we're at full strength but we've got Skitarii deploying against us from the inner genetorium!"
"Svyato and Rsamly here," Rsamly said,
Ragged Edges Chapter 17XVIIRagged Edges Chapter 175 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"The end is nigh."
- Magos Errant Thoromir Teest
Tyreon Dryd awoke with a heavy yawn. He rolled over, slipped out of bed, and stretched out his stiff joints, not particularly interested in the largely-uncovered woman lying beside him.
His tired senses automatically guiding him out of bed, he unceremoniously left his sleeping partner slumbering. The Tactician rubbed his eyelids as he reached for the morning mug of recaf laid out alongside his fresh-pressed uniform atop the dresser, then promptly squinted again at Lady Carthine Laelian's naked backside. He quietly considered her curvature slender, yet well-rounded in all the right places, if a bit firm before slipping out of his bedchambers, not willing to bother with his uniform in his lethargic and apathetic state.
Colonel Spiridon was waiting for him as he entered into his study in a heavy gown. The TASO adjutant rose to attention, and Dryd only put him at-ease after he had sat
Diorama of a Perfect Burn(See comments below for more information)Diorama of a Perfect Burn4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twenty thousand years ago, a sphere of Iron a kilometre in diameter fell into a star.
Surrounding this star lived a trillion humans on a ring shaped world made out of silica and graphite. It was not unlike the Ark, which surrounded Halcyon and it's companion star. It plummeted through the photosphere, onion skins of computational substrate, atoms thick, boiled away; processing an algorithm only this particular machine, at this particular star and at this particular moment, could solve. Smaller and hotter the machine became, feeding on the energy and chaos from within the tumultuous solar atmosphere. As the last layers of substrate evaporated, quantum fluctuations unseen since the beginning of time realigned one of the broken symmetries that defined the universe.
For a moment lasting less than a second, gravity no longer existed within the star ending 3 billion years of nuclear equilibrium. Fusion ceased as the escaping plasma created concurrent
Ragged Edges: A MemoryFATHERRagged Edges: A Memory7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Michael J. Raege had been waiting for this moment nine months.
Nine months had passed since his beloved Milessa had become pregnant with his child. Hed been so proud, that almost immediately after, he had conducted a clairvoyance to foresee the childs fate. He was certain it would be a boy, and that boy would grow into a strong man, an Imperial Guard officer of the highest quality.
His friend over in the Adeptus Astra Telepathica, Kryl, had warned him not to take the results too seriously, that they might be wrong. He would have none of that. He was the best psyker on Kuluth! There was a reason why he was the advisor of Lord General Ranc! He was never wrong!
He and Milessa spent weeks discussing what they would name the boy. Conrad, they decided. He would, without a doubt, grow to be a soldier. One that would bring the Raege family name to the highest of prestige, one that would set the banner of his regiment among the thousands of others honored enough to sta
Ragged Edges: Chapter 3IIIRagged Edges: Chapter 37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The tragedy of these mutants is that, often times, they are true of their faith to the Emperor, but their miserable exteriors condemn them to a life of suffering.
- Inquisitor Bryant Krosh, upon observing the movement of captured psykers onto the Black Ships
It had been 6 months since the units inception. By that point, Raeges platoon had grown to 80 guardsmen. The 6 months had been spent hopping from war zone to war zone, and because the crew of the Rapidheart had decided it was too risky to be taking them to these planets, they had been hopping from transport to transport, much more frequently than a Guard regiment would during this time period.
On Menathot, after being kicked off the Reitanz, Raege was stuck, amongst sprawling hive spires, until Levy could come to give them personal transport aboard his strike cruiser, the Heart of Glass. Upon receiving the astropathic message, Levy sent back the next day that he
Future HistoryFuture History5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
20th Century AD
Man ventures into space and visits the Earth's Moon.
Various exploration vessels are sent to planets within Earth's Solar System.
The Sky Union is formed and with it the foundation of modern temporal science.
The first Tier (human genetically engineered to be smarter) is born.
The first Tier engineers the second generation of Tiers.
Cycles of mistrust, conflict and war ravage humanity as the full impact of Tiers to society is realised.
Majority of African and South American continent along with low lying landmasses now inhabitable as Green land ice sheet disappears.
Average human creativity, memory, problem solving ability, empathy and data processing continue rise exponentially as a result of ever improving technology and Tier-Human interbreeding
Rare Earth metals r
Ragged Edges Chapter 6VIRagged Edges Chapter 67 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Blessed be thy fury, cursed be thy foe.
Annals of Anger, XXI
You took a great risk by going there, Maenilar.
The tired Maenilar lifted his head to look directly at his lord. Even with the two separated by the bright blue glow of the portal to the bio-dome below, he could clearly see the disdain on her face. I understand, Lieara, but it was something that ought to have been done by no others.
Such was the young Seers nature; he had often been at odds with the rest of the Sar-Cyrs Seer Conclave for his direct approach to things, within a group renowned for its indirectness.
Farseer Lieara, Lord of the Conclave, guiding soul of Sar-Cyrs, shifted uncomfortably in her wraithbone throne. She understood where Maenilar was going with this -- none of the Warlocks could have bent the human girls strong will quite like he had. I understand. Then, did you pay homage to our dead relatives there?
Ragged Edges Chapter 12XIIRagged Edges Chapter 126 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"With these tools, I bring life, I sustain life, and I take life."
Physician Branko Apsos, before being executed for heresy.
Slowly, Eva sat up. A pale light flickered in her vision. As her eyes adjusted, she realized it was electricity arcing between two cables. She looked up; she could not see the light of the maintenance shaft above her.
She quickly remembered her sister had taken the fall with her. She pulled a glow-globe from her kit, and thumbed it on, and with the light she realized her sister was not near her.
A few moments later, Eva could hear scrap shuffling. "Eva!" Angela called out. She was close.
"Angela! Where are you?!"
"There's a piece of metal between us. Probably part of the shaft floor, I think. Don't worry, sis, I'm on the other side."
"What will we do?" Eva called back.
"Hang on, there's a door on this side. What about on your end?"
Eva held her glow-globe out in front of her. "There's a door here,
Little Pervert [Kisuke Urahara Drabble]Little Pervert [Kisuke Urahara Drabble]3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It wasn’t Kisuke’s fault that [Name] liked to wear baggy shirts that fell from her chest whenever she bent over to do something. It wasn’t his fault that his eyes were drawn to her [color] flesh every single time he was able to catch a glimpse of it. It was definitely not his fault at all.
Kisuke was currently watching [Name] help Tessai move a few boxes around in the shop, her [color] hair hanging down over her shoulders as she moved and her oh so lovely breasts showing through the opening in her shirt as she did so. Every time [Name] looked over at him, he would look off to the side, keeping his face hidden behind his fan. So what if he was enjoying the view? Kisuke believed that [Name] wore those baggy clothes just to tease him.
It had to be; why else would a woman wear clothes like that around men, right? At least, that was what Kisuke was using to justify his staring. After [Name] moved a particularly heavy box that had her bending over for quite some time, she s
The one that got away - part 1The one that got away - part 1The one that got away - part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a pleasantly warm evening at the foot of the Ascarlin Mountains, the sun was slowly starting its descent, turning the sky slightly red. This world, known as Felarya, was full of such natural beauty, but there were also many deadly predators, like the Dridder family living in the forest a bit further south from the mountains. They lived in a huge, thick leafed tree, with branches big enough for the two parents and their seven children to live in it. In the past, the couple used to change their place to rest regularly, almost every night. They spent many nights in trees, because they couldn´t find any abandoned dens or other things to rest in. After they became used to live like that and because a tree is by far less suspicious, they chose this tree to live in, when they found out, that the wife was pregnant. Right now, the children were tired from the games they had been playing all day up in the tree. Their parents rarely allowed them to leave
Best friends ... foreverTo sit on the shoulder of somebody that was a imagination she never thought that it would become real one day but this day was there. She was looking beside into the face of Jade but the giantess was looking straight forward and her eyes were emotionless than ever.Best friends ... forever7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Since a half week she was now traveling with Jade and the most time both were sitting there in silence and following the own thoughts. Lira was a little disappointed; she really hoped that Jade would start to talk a little with her new small companion but she preferred to be on her own, she never gave Lira a real chance to start a chat and while they were walking she had to be careful that nothing would cross their way that could become dangerous.
Her search for gems Lira forgot all the time, she never looked down to her small computer, there were more important things to think about, like the question why Jade wasn't so cold to her and what she was looking for in such a world like Ferendar. The whole planet was a big
Rin's Adventures: Chapter 21Rins Adventures: Chapter 21Rin's Adventures: Chapter 217 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Rin watched Frost Pak slowly become visible as she left the swamp. Clouds hid the peak and strong winds blew down, carrying a flurry of snow. Looks like bad weather, she said to Kiki, who was riding on her shoulder.
Yea, good thing Ive got a nice, warm place to stay, the fairy smiled as she dove inside Rins cadet uniform.
Hey get out of there; that tickles! Rin laughed as Kiki moved around under her cloths.
No, its nice in here, came the slightly muffled voice of Kiki. Besides, its a better hiding place that your hair, and itd probably itch if I tried your ear.
I guess youre right, Rin replied. Once she reached the foot of the mountain reached into the pack shed carried back from the swamp and pulled out a signal light. Flipping the switch at the base of the shaft a brilliant blue light began shining from the end.
Whats that for