The Swallow's DilemmaThe Swallow's Dilemma5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The Swallow's Dilemma Outline
Thesis: Today, China's air is polluted and the water is filled with waste, among other things. It is apparent that with China's wealth and prosperity in the industrial world, a responsibility all of the Chinese share has become even heavier to carry. In continuously disregarding the significance of the health of their environment holds, the Chinese have become accountable for the deaths of their own people and the ever growing threat to their wild life. The small steps the government has taken will not be enough to reverse the damage done.
A. The Swallow's song
1. Little swallow, wearing a flower coat, Flies here every spring, I ask the Swallow, "Why do you come here?" The swallow replies, "The spring here is the most beautiful."
2. Little swallow, I'll tell you, this year this place is even more beautiful. We have built a big factory, installed new machinery, to welcome you so you can settle down for good.
B. How it was before
1. Start of
Live With Me Forever"Caaaaaaaaameron!"Live With Me Forever4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I felt a poke on my shoulder. Then other. And another. And another and another and yet another. Fuck.
"Yes?" I turned around to be greeted by the eyes of Lizzy: a skinny girl with frizzy red hair cut to a bob just below her ears. Also known as Lizzy, or more widely as the most annoying person in the entire school.
"I waited for you outside of algebra because I've got English right next door but you never came out. Where were you?" Lizzy smiled brightly, bouncing her way along as I walked. I guess she was alrightI mean, she did like talking a lot but I didn't mind that much. I was pretty good at tuning people out.
"UhI wasn't in algebra " It wasn't a lie, it just... wasn't what Lizzy wanted to hear.
She frowned in an extremely exaggerated way. "Why?"
"I was feeling sick so I stayed in the nurse's office for a bit." That was definitely a lie, but it was good enough for Lizzy.
"Are you feeling better now?"
We turned into the cafeteria, AKA the
Back When Things Were Simpler chapter 12She snickered at me, except I didn't see her lips move. It was like her voice was coming from around me, instead of from her mouth.Back When Things Were Simpler chapter 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes boy, it is me," she answers, and her lips don't move.
Before I ask what she was doing, or had time to get off, her giant ears perk up, and she jumps swiftly to the left as a giant black ball of...something hit the stone ground where we were not even a second before.
She jumps so she's facing the opposite way and growls towards a tower.
There is a man at the top and one of his hands is emitting smoke.
"Nabarius!" Orias growls "What the hell is wrong with you?!"
The man jumps down from the tower, and when he lands, he's a large black wolf with red eyes.
"Trying to kill that disgrace of a half demon!" Nabarius growls back.
I sigh, wondering what I did to make everyone in this city hate me.
I jump off of Orias' back and Jay runs over.
"Hey I found-wait...is that Nabarius, the demon of the South?! What the hell is he doing here?!" Jay asks and steps back.
How To Make Pigs In A BlanketPigs In A BlanketHow To Make Pigs In A Blanket3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
1. 1 can biscuits
2. 8 franks (8 hotdogs)
Step 1. Seperate Biscuits onto Waxed Paper
Step 2. Flatten with clean hands to a 3'' circle. (Not Required)
Step 3. Place Frank in each piece and oll up (Cut frank in 1/2)
Step 4. Seal Tightly by pnching biscuit edges together
Step 5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes
Step 6. Serve with Mustard or Ketchup.
My own little way, if you want two hotdogs in the same blanket of dough,
just make the blanket bigger and roll those two up.
Haters are Gonna HateHaters are Gonna Hate3 years ago in Letters More Like This
Haters are gonna hate
Some people in their lives will have haters stalk them ,send them hate mail,
make their friends stab them in their backs, and make others hate them with their lies, pretty much try to hurt them in any possible way that they can...
If this sounds like you, well then listen up your not alone,
around the world there are people like us that seem to get hate all the time and
enemies,,, , why do you get them and what can you do?
Well first of all we get haters for these reasons
1) We have a talent
2) you're a people person
3) others like you
4) Your life is successful
5) you feel good about yourself
And last but not least
6) You have something they want
That is pretty much the summary of why we get haters….
Most of the time, it is best to ignore, after all there will always be people who will envy you.
Unfortunately, when you get a pro hater, in other words a hater that really hates your guts and has the evil skills of making you miserable, that
AsktheArtist Interview w K-Bo and Sarah TranscriptAsktheArtist Interview w K-Bo and Sarah Transcript3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with *kevinbolk
<thefluffyshrimp> Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *kevinbolk, a hilarious and talented comic artist and creator of many popular works on deviantART.
<thefluffyshrimp> Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, Kevin.
<kevinbolk> Howdy! Glad to be here.
<kevinbolk> This is my first interview over chat, so I'm a bit nervous.
<thefluffyshrimp> First question!
<thefluffyshrimp> ~HathorLiderc asks "Were there any inspirations to your art style?" and ~
DW: Thunderstorm It was a gloomy morning. The dark belly of the sky was heavy with moisture. It spewed out rain in bitter waves, soaking everything in its foul temper. Water poured off of the rooftops and crashed into deep puddles below. Thin yellow grass bent underneath the opposing storm, trembling slightly in the downpour. The sidewalk was caked in fog, unable to escape the seeping coldness of the rain. Even the trees stooped to avoid enraged cracks of lightning that streaked across the sky, and easily snapped and scorched whatever stood against it. The streetlights remained an eerie warmth in the otherwise despairing scene. A few soaked moths clung hopelessly to the lamps, and would occasionally give up and drop into the flood below.DW: Thunderstorm3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A group of children in brightly colored raincoats congregated around a gray bus stop sign. They chattered and laughed and howled like chimps. They were completely oblivious to the fierce downpour, save f
Unecessary FameYou step in your clothes the same way I do,Unecessary Fame3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You have a daily life, and I should too.
You are a singer, an actress, whatever you want to be.
But all the fame, is not necessary.
You've got clothes on your back,
I do too.
But Do you appreciate,
Like I do?
You spend stuff on crazy things, not making wise choices.
But I try to give all my love, and all my emotion.
So tell me, who do you want to be?
An actress, a star, or a loving person in the family?
Don't give pride in yourself, that is at fault,
What have you, yourself, been taught?
I came out of my mothers womb,
Didn't you too?
I am just a person,
What About You?
Have fame in your life,
The light is mine.
But only I can make it happen.
Not Pride, Not Boast.
But make it shine.
You are another human being,
given so much attention to what you do,
but is it really for who you are?
Be You, Just Be You.
Back When Things Were Simpler chapter 1The air was thick with the stench blood and I coughed against it.Back When Things Were Simpler chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I pulled the sword out of my torso, and tried my hardest not to notice the unbearable pain.
The hallways was completely black, besides a dim, flickering light at the end of it.
The wound slowly healed itself, and I walked down the hallway, stepping over the dead bodies scattered on the floor.
Half of me wanted to say a prayer for them, but the other half just said 'Leave them. They deserved it.' and I listened to that side.
"I can't believe he did all this..." I mumble to myself.
My nails grazed my wound and it stung the slightest.
"Damn, these things are too sharp...If only I could cut them..." I think.
That wasn't an option, and I knew that, especially at a time like this, there wasn't a doubt in my mind I would need them.
I continued walking down the hallway, and My head started to pound.
I untied the bandana on my face, and retied it tighter.
I finally got to a large door at the end.
"This must be wear they ke
static cling -prologue Prologuestatic cling -prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"are you sure you'll be ok ?" asked a cat like creature to another, his lynx like ears twitching worryingly ,his amber eyes filled with worry . "Yes honey I'll be fine." said the female her belly swollen with their child .the male all ways worried over his mate when he left for the day to plow the grain fields. But every day when he returned things were just as he had left them. his mate laying on the bed waiting for his return but as her due date become closer he worried more and more .why did he worry so much ?well the answer is simple he fears that while he is away that death will clam her and their offspring ."All right" he meowed "I'll be going then" he said fair well to his mate and began his journey to th
Orchard Of Mines--FanficOrchard Of Mines--Fanfic4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Series: Manga and Brotherhood
Word Count: 218 (It's a short one.)
Rating: T (There's nothing bad, but something about angst and K doesn't mix...)
Pairings/Characters: Edward and Winry, slight EdWin
Summary: "If I had done it, would you have hated me?"
Author's Notes: Sorry for dumping angst on you! This picture just needed a story. I had it sitting around for a week. Anyway, this takes place after Winry's confrontation with Scar. It's between the scene where Garfiel calls and her return to Rush Valley. On a random note, I listened to Stereo Love- Remix Dance Edition while writing this. Check it out! It's really catchy!
Disclaimer: Come ON guys, really? Me, own the amazingness that is FMA?
Orchard of Mines
"If I had done it, would you have hated me?"
The question struck Edward by surprise, the unpleasant kind of surprise that made his entire body flare up with indignant fury. It was short lived
'Love Amongst the Dragons''Love Amongst the Dragons'4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pre-Avatar in human form. Bending is fairly new. Only bendable elements are Water and Earth. The next element in the cycle is yet to be discovered, Fire. This is also a look at the historic bases of the play Zuko mentions on Ember Island. So take a trip back in time. Discover how love and dragons led to the first Firebenders.
Back when bending the elements was still in it's infancy, an island of Sun Worshipers were always divided. Two sides, constantly at odds. Separated by the dragons they protected. The Realm of the Red Dragon, whose people were passionate, impulsive, and optimistic. The Realm of the Blue Dragon, whose people were cunning, energetic, and imaginative.
Two neighboring villages on opposite sides of the border enhanced this rivalry. None more notorious than the one fueled by a pair of 8 year old children. They would take delight in tormenting each other, and by extension, both communities. Young Agni and Yzita an
The Story Of My ChildHood... Gone...My ChildHood Has Come To Past,The Story Of My ChildHood... Gone...3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No More Laughing, No More Carefree
No More DillyDallying, It's all up to me.
Whether To Decide, Who I want to be.
No More Playing Hide N' Seek In The Sun
My Last Graduation, was the moment to be Fun.
No More Waking Up, Waiting for a Perfect Day.
No More Of That.
Now I am a teenager, a soon to be woman.
My Job has come, to get the job well done.
Peer Pressure, Social Life, All Those kind of things.
But You know what? I have to be ahead of the game.
No More Free Time, Lots of stuff to do.
But you know one thing? Childhood...
I Miss You.
It's Called Love- CH3It's Called Love- CH34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rest of the day studying went rather peaceful. Alfred seemed to be really impressed by my drawings, even though I think they didn't really look as good as he told me, but still it made me a little happy to see someone impressed about something I made for once. This didn't happen often.
We stayed at the library until it closed and afterwards we wandered around on the street for a bit, Alfred still giving small glances to my bruised hand every now and then.
"Artie, I wanna come over to yer place!" Alfred said excitedly. Unfortunately for him, I never let someone get near my home. I didn't like it if people got ideas about what was going on in the household. It's none of their business.
"No," I replied shortly, not caring about explaining; It'd cause me even more trouble.
"Aw, but why, Artie? We're friends!" The other guy now pouted. Damn git
"Just because I don't want to. But we could eat something before going back home?"
"Yes! Okay, sounds awesome, I wanna ea
How to Make Dirt Cake (Read description)Dirt CakeHow to Make Dirt Cake (Read description)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
3/4 stick margarine, room temparature
4 oz. cream cheese. room temparature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 3/4 cup milk
1 package vanilla instant pudding
6 oz whipped topping
1. Mix Margarine, creem cheese, and powdered sugar together until creamy
2. In anothe bowl, mix milk and the pudding mixture together. Add whipped topping
3. Put the first mixture into the second mixture
4. Crush the oreo cookies
5. Make layers of the pudding mixture and the oreo cookies
6. Chill in the refridgerator and then serve
TLP -- NightmaresThe moon hung over the Lunar lake, a tinge of blue still visible on its pockmarked surface, as the Cloud Pack and the Field Pack wolves settled down in their new nests. After a long night of organizing herbs and making dens, Asa curled up in her nest and growled irratably. Dimah looked at her with one raised eyebrow and she shook her head, letting out a tired sigh.TLP -- Nightmares1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Sorry, Dimah," she said, "I'm just still caught on that whole thing with Volcano Pack." The nurse said nothing, turning around and closing her eyes again. Asa still felt sick with anger. How did those wolves not see the stupidity of their decision? Resting her paws over he nose, she whimpered and tried to go to sleep.
All that could be heard were cries of terror and rage. Asa felt the darkness pressing around her. She forced her eyes open, pulling herself to her feet, ready to aid her packmates.
But she wasn't at the Lunar Lake.
All around her wolves fought. Beside her a silvery wolf with a glowing b
THE Zombie Survival Guide*This part is for newbies. Skip down to the dashes if you already know this stuff.*THE Zombie Survival Guide4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Okay, so first of all, a zombie is a reanimated corpse that lurches around looking for human flesh. Different breeds may be reasoned with, or even "cured" back to the original personality. However, the most typical zombies:
-Are incoherent. They will not be reasoned with or threatened.
-They don't sleep.
-They seem to like brains, but most will settle for a nice hunk of your flesh.
-The come in different speeds, from crawling to shambling to running. Most are shambling along at a slow slow walk.
-They do not drown or asphyxiate.
-Some will burn easily while others will not burn at all.
-Most zombies will "die" from severe damage to the head.
-It is said they are attracted by sound, but this varies.
-VERY IMPORTANT: The most dangerous thing about zombies is that if they bite you and you die before your brain is destroyed, you will come back to life as ANOTHER ZOMBIE. That's how they spread their numbers
How To MakeFor those of you who have never tried Monkey Bread, it might sound nasty because I was like "ew"How To Make3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At first, but it's really great for a dessert, and it's just so yummy. I learned this from my
cooking teacher. I wanted to share it with you guys.
Monkey Bread Recipe
1. Get 1 can of biscuits- open and seperate (Make sure you have 10 bisciuts)
Then You Get:
2. 2 tablespoons Sugar
3. 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
4. 1 tablespoon Butter Margarine
How To Bake:
5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
6. Cut each biscuit into 4 sections (Not required)
7. Mix sugar and Cinnanon together in a small mixing bowl.
8. Roll each piece of biscuit in the mixture of cinnamon-sugar.
9. Place Biscuits in a single layer in a greased casserole dish.
10. Arrange small dots of margarine on top of biscuits.
11. Bake about 10 minutes on top of rack oven
How To Make Frosting:
12. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
13. 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
14. While baking, mix together powdered sugar, w
The Cycle of Life~Here I am..The Cycle of Life3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
something special coming out
my very own mother's womb.
An Angel, an innocent one.
Becoming a Child,
carefree, loving, enjoying
life as fullest. About School,
friends, going to icecream shops on
I'm developing, growing up through phases.
Lots of stress and School,
Becoming a little Lady/Man I am.
Going through Puberty.
My Adult Age,
So exciting to meet a new life,
to become a young Mother/Father, to be
a Business Man or a Business Woman
I love going to work, spending times with my own children.
Fighting for my country as my last days to come.
I stand up for what I believe in.
What I fight for.
As my last days are soon to come
In My Grave,
through four seasons,
Everyday 4 weeks, each month
12 months, each year.
Spiritual Life, Here I am.
An Angel, to protect my loved ones.
Here I come.
A Rose And A Thorn Chapter 2Amy looked sadly over at Cream, almost crying.A Rose And A Thorn Chapter 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Amy, dont let her get to you.” Cream wrapped her arm around Amy.
“I’ll try, its just she always changes from ‘it can totally happen’ to ‘yah right good luck with that’.”
The two girls walked to the garden and sat on a bench close to the roses when Amy’s parents Maria and Silver walked up to them.
“Good Morning Amy, and to you Cream.” Amy’s mother sat beside them.
“Good morning Mrs.Robotnik, Mr.Robotnik.” Cream smiled.
Silver rolled his eyes and looked over at his daughter. “Amy as you know today is your mothers birthday-”
“oh my gosh! how could i forget! happy birthday mom!” Amy interrupted.
“as i was saying” Silver cleared his throat. “we are inviting people all around the neighborhood for a, i guess you could say ball.”
The girls looked at eachother and slightly squealed, not because of the fact that
A Rose And A Thorn Chapter OneChapter OneA Rose And A Thorn Chapter One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Amy! Amy! Wake up!” Blaze stood over Amy's bed waiting for her to wake up from yet her another bad dream.
Amys eyes slowly opened as tears flowed down her cheeks. “Blaze I had that dream again...” for the past month Amy had been having the same nightmare, the one where her and everyone she knew died in flames after many other tragic events.
“Amy.... I have a feeling it was different than normally....i can tell....you have a different look in your eyes than when you usually have that dream...”
“Thats because it was different....before the flames got to me this guy....he rescued me...”
“Well sweetie i highly doubt thats he’s real so i wouldn't get too excited over it.”
“I know sis...its just...he seemed so familiar...like as if i've seen him before....”
“Well maybe we’ll see this mystery guy you're dreaming about now, wink wink, now get up!” Blaze pulled the blanket off of amy's b
Back When Things Were Simpler chapter 11I pull out the book as I continued flying to make sure we were going the right way.Back When Things Were Simpler chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I flipped through the book until I found the correct map, and I stared at it for a few seconds.
"Hey, Darth!" Jay's voice made me look away from the book.
He had stopped jumping and stood on a building not very far back from me.
I flew back, landed on the roof and my wings went into my back again.
"Hey, look over there," He said quietly, and pointed over to a small house with a curtain over it.
"That must be Orias' house..." I mumble.
"Yup. But look around that."
I move my eyes away from the house, and see floods of police officers on the streets, holding pieces of paper up to people's faces, and I didn't have a single doubt as to what was on them.
"How do you suppose we get around that?" I ask.
"Why the hell are you asking me?!" He explodes.
I turn my head to look at him.
"Oh, I thought you said you were a master thief who never gets caught," I mock him.
He clenches his teeth and makes a growling noise
How to make Homemade QuesadillasQuesadillasHow to make Homemade Quesadillas3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2 flour tortillas per person
1/4 cup refried beans per person (Not required if don't like/allergies effected)
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and Monterrey Jack Cheese, grated per person
Instructions (May skip steps 4-5):
Step 1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Grease baking sheet with baking spray
3. Place one tortilla per person onto baking sheet
4. Spread refried beans on top of tortilla
5. Top beans with grated cheese
6. Place second tortilla on top of cheese
7. Place in hot oven and cook until cheese is melted
8. Remove Quesidillas from oven
9. Lightly Press Quesidillas down with a turner