Interim.Interim.9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
There's stiffened water added
to sprightly grass tips, and
I cower to the taste of involuntary
teeth clanging under
now sleeping stars, hurried
in a venture that loses its purpose
when the time comes to perform:
but it's the promise
of tepid entanglements in
sticky cotton and
breath that presses me
splitting micasplitting mica10 years ago in Typographical More Like This
Uncloud the borealis of your eye, show your iceberg secrets
on an axis that intersects the surface
an axis that Greek geographers established as a reference line
from pole to pole. While Greece preserves the memory of itself in Rome,
its philosophers deduce morals from the nature of man
rather than from God
and baize of whitened-green mouldering
from the pews-sides
leaving naked wood
to the disturbance caused by a water droplet,
that will be smoothed out by gravity.
This complex folding over cannot be drawn, though its properties
can be specified in full mathematical detail.
∑ 2398 a & b (put > zero as quantum) α 161
Once upon a TransistorAs the drain and source approach steady stateOnce upon a Transistor9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Currents flicker, voltages wane
Up ahead, I'll be waiting at the gate
Charges flow while particles conjugate
Meandering across the threshold pane
As the drain and source approach steady state
One by one the switches relate
Passing tales of motion, of gain
Up ahead, I'll be waiting at the gate
For when parasitic energy does not abate
You might be stalled along the chain
As the drain and source approach steady state
Even if the current cannot saturate
And you, trapped in that nonlinear region of strain
Up ahead, I'll be waiting at the gate
Resistance is futile, can't escape the fate
Of binary duality speeding over the plane
As the drain and source approach steady state
Up ahead, I'll be waiting at the gate
everyone is a sociopath with a vitamin deficiencymy parents never beat meeveryone is a sociopath with a vitamin deficiency3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and look how I turned out: cracked ribs
blood in my urine
finally lost my baby teeth
but there's no love without blood and you
do not dream in hourglasses
rusty wind and
ferris wheel cages
to watch the gauze fall untaped
on the kitchen floor and
I am itchingscratchingbleeding time
profusely and it falls off me like sawdust with every
I still stand still with knees dovetailed and
head cocked down
to watch the wood shavings
pile at my shins like suitcases
you always want more
so when I felt the fault lines in your wrists
start to tremble
I took that revolver in your chest
spun the cylinders and heard
the familiar empty click
echo through your ribcage
and now I find you
underground like rainwater
and I tried
What you see - Ciara06You see sin...What you see - Ciara067 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where are regrets kept?Perhaps in the hollowWhere are regrets kept?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That's where your chin
rested all summer long
and that's where the tears
fell in September.
Enemy of the Republic Ch 1STAR WARS: ENEMY OF THE REPUBLICEnemy of the Republic Ch 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Oorvo Glikk watched as the Republic gunships swooped down from the highlands into the low plain that the fledgling Confederacy of Independent Systems occupied. He watched as they cleared a landing zone, watched as they disgorged their platoons of humans coated in shining, white armor, and as those same humans began to open fire on his people. His wings quivered with anger, and he clicked out a curse. They were heading for the Spires; a grouping of sacred hives containing living quarters, with their immense droid foundries underneath.
Six legged Republic walkers--like giant mechanical roga-trudged foward, raining fiery death upon his fellow warriors. Letting out a high pitched trill, filled with righteous fury, he took flight on his thin, durable wings, ascending into the arid sky.
He readied his sonic blaster, wanting desperately to make the Republic pay for daring
STAR WARS: Trials of Knighthood Prologue + CH1STAR WARSSTAR WARS: Trials of Knighthood Prologue + CH12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trials of Knighthood
Dantooine: Jedi Enclave: Council Member Meeting Room
"So, it has finally come to this," a harsh, dusty sounding voice said. The speaker, a bluish shimmering image of a human male of a venerable age, hovered motionless over the holocron projector that held the essence of what was left of him. His form was the only light here, casting a bluish glow before him that was not restricted by any corners of darkness in the circular room. "It is time the three of you begin your last quest as padawans, and take your first step in becoming full fledged Jedi Knights." He looked at each of the three figures kneeling in front of him, "I can't say you were the best of pupils...in fact, you were among the ones I had deemed as incompetent," he paused, "but, the masters have voted, and you now have a final chance to change my opinion. Go. Construct your own lightsabers. Use what you have learned, and be mindful of your surroundings.
The CageThe Cage6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
My Little Bird
The Imprisonment of Persephone
As a young child, she had thought nothing of her imprisonment.
Given a castle she had been told Dont try to leave the palace. Youll only loose yourself. And freedom within the confines of this vast and beautiful cage. Hallways strewn with carpet soft as plumage and red as blood or dark wine, walls brimming with photographs and portreits kept pretty behind their elaborate frames- her windows to the world still and unmoving, paint lubricated onto the canvas telling her this is what the sea looks like. This is what a school looks like. This is what the world outside the palace looks like.
Most days she spent exploring, barefoot, familiar only with the few slinking shadows of the servants, and occasionally her father would leave his study. They would sit across
Eden's AngelI knew the old stories. The first man and woman had disobeyed, and so they had been driven out of paradise. An angel had been placed in paradise to guard the tree.Eden's Angel2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I never heard any stories saying he left the garden.
I went to find the tree, to see if it really was worth getting kicked out of paradise. I’d seen the Fountain of Youth, Atlantis, and the Holy Grail. This was the next big thing. It was the edge of the Earth and beyond. It was further than Davy Jones’ Locker. It was paradise.
Some people told me the Holy Grail and the Fountain of Youth were the same thing. If you drank from the Holy Grail, you wouldn’t die. If you drank from the Fountain of Youth, you wouldn’t die. But I’ve seen them before. The Holy Grail is an ugly brown wooden cup. The Fountain of Youth isn’t more than a pool of stale water in the middle of a cave in South America. Atlantis was less of a disappointment, but it wanted to remain hidden. So I ventured out for the Garden o
Over The Rim Part 11Emmet entered the town square with his orange safety vest calling attention to himself. Emmet tried his best to hide his panic as he walked down the street but he was jittering like an over-caffeinated coworker.Over The Rim Part 115 months ago in Humor More Like This
He passed Owl Eyes books when he noticed that a police officer was right behind him. Panicking, Emmet entered the next store that he came to and started browsing around. As he browsed, he noticed that he had entered a Lego store.
Bright plastic and detailed boxes surrounded Emmet while people of all ages were playing with legos, choosing pieces from the Pick-A-Brick wall, and creating minifigures. Emmet began looking at the boxes, seeing if he could identify any of his friends on the packages. Batman sets were plentiful, along with Superman and Green Lantern sets. The apartments and other city buildings that Emmet was so familiar with were also prominent throughout the store.
Then Emmet noticed two sets in particular. The first one appeared to be a kind of urban locale an
Mechanical Hearts- Chapter 5(Chica)As you listened in the darkness, you heard another distant rattle of a pot against a counter. One of the animatronics was most definitely in the kitchen then... In the darkness, the noise from the kitchen sounded amplified as you turned your head to peer in that direction. You let yourself be swayed by your curiosity and stepped forward to go check it out.Mechanical Hearts- Chapter 5(Chica)6 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
You passed by the two stages near the double doors on your way to the kitchen across the building. The pirate ship stage seemed abandoned until you glimpsed a small movement in the area that you assumed was the captain's quarters. You figured that was just Foxy, making sure his ship was in ship-shape. ...Pardon the pun. As you walked by the main stage where the band sang, Freddy stood there fiddling with something near the back.
The bear seemed to notice you as you walked by and gave you a wave in passing. You returned it with a smile, making sure you turned back to see where you were going. Freddy didn't attempt to speak with you th
Hold On Tight (Chapter 1)Snow AngelHold On Tight (Chapter 1)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Elsa was now 22 years old. Maturity wasn't coming to her. She didn't mind. Her bedroom was again icy. Her long white hair were brushed by her during her body was laying down on her bed. Her skin was frosty. Her head felt on her pillow. She was still crying. Someone knocked on her window. Her legs were the first to run to the frozen window. Jack was there. The first thing Jack saw was the absence of her make-up. He smiled and told to Elsa. Her arms hugged him like a teddy bear. He touched her face again. Those blue eyes she had, what a perfection for him. Her long hair all curved were falling on her arms. They were friends after all but Frost felt something else for her. Was it love? Fear? Madness? Whatever it was, his smile couldn't stay hidden when he felt like that. She asked him to stay the night. He accepted (he couldn't refuse either way). They both slept in her queen bed.
When Elsa woke-up, Jack was sleeping. She smiled and tried to get out of her bed without... too la
The Order of Sublime SimulacraKamon woke to the sound of bells and saws. The ceremony must have started hours ago; there was invigorating yellow sunlight outside the gauzy curtains. Kamon's Self was intoning eight o'clock, eight o'clock with all the insistence of a song looping in his head.The Order of Sublime Simulacra4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Flesh brain, he thought, you should have caught that alarm. Sometimes the flesh was louder than the devices supposed to make it properly quiet. The flesh insisted on the persistence of the Real. This was exactly the type of lesson that the brothers were supposed to learn, and Kamon hoped that relaying to the abbot how thoroughly he had learned it might lighten the inevitable punishment that came from reminding himself of himself. (Of course, that punishment would still be severe. He was going to arrive at the ceremony so late--)
On the orders of his Self, Kamon moved blearily out of bed and into the shower. (Rules For The Sanctum Three and Four, said his Self. Wear a clean robe. Wear a clean body.) Li
3.[H!FNAF x Reader] You Meet AgainFreddy3.[H!FNAF x Reader] You Meet Again6 months ago in Romance More Like This
Although it was only your second night on the job, you were already getting the hang of this. At least that's what you thought. You'd been doing pretty well at keeping check at all of the cameras (well only the ones you deemed important enough), so for the first half of your shift, you breezed through with ease. I was only now, though, that you realised that you'd forgotten to do something fundamentally important – you'd forgotten all about Pirate Cove. 'Shit!' You thought, taking your eyes off of Chica to check at the Cove. When you saw it, though, you nearly had a heart attack – Foxy was gone. Quickly, you pressed the little button the the wall, sending the steel door slamming down. You sighed with relief when the fox animatrionic pounded on the door – you knew you were safe. From him at least. A trill shriek from your right was enough to make you scream, too. The sound resonated through the whole building. It was Chica. At an almost impossible speed, a hand
Hindsight is Not Perfect Ch 8Anakin sat next to Artoo in a daze as he waited for the preparations concerning the ship that would take them back to Naboo to be finished. The first seriously major difference that he knew of had finally come to pass: The council hadn't outright rejected him.Hindsight is Not Perfect Ch 84 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
He'd stood there, in front of Obi-wan and Qui-gon, fully expecting the Council to outright reject him again, and all they could say was that they hadn't made up their minds.
It seemed like a horrible letdown, and yet a mind-blowing difference all at once.
And the irony was by no means lost on him. When he'd first come to the temple, ready and willing to learn and completely devote himself to their lifestyle, they'd rejected him. Now that he had Sith training and only cared to stay so long as it took to change the future, they couldn't seem to decide.
Actually, now that he thought about it, the simple term of "irony" didn't seem to encompass the sheer wrongness of
Why Bastila Does the ShoppingTitle: "Seventeen Reasons Why Bastila Does the Shopping for the Ebon Hawk"Why Bastila Does the Shopping5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Game: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Summary: A silly list fic. Someone's gotta feed the crew.
Disclaimer: Don't own, just playing with other people's toys.
1. Carth Onasi may be a skilled soldier, but a bargain hunter or haggler he isn't (as evidenced by the outrageous amount of money he paid for that apartment on Taris, and the fact they were almost perpetually broke until Bastila took control of the finances).
2. Mission however, is an excellent haggler. But she is also the ultimate impulse buyer. She buys everything, in every color, and every flavor.
3. Canderous won't buy anything. He will stare at the shelves for an hour before deciding nothing is exactly what he wants.
4. Jolee will complain about carrying heavy packages at his age.
Free Roaming Mode Part 7 It was darker than usual the next night.Free Roaming Mode Part 76 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Two large shadows blocked a majority of the already dull light I could see from behind the purple curtains. I knew that the first one was the sign that mocked me, saying "Out of Order" when I was completely fine. It was the humans that were out of order. The second shadow confused me. Maybe it's a new sign? I thought. Then I had an entirely different thought: Maybe it's Mike. I couldn't stand to go back to his room after I saved him from... myself.
I didn't really want Mike to get hurt, especially after I went through all that trouble to keep him alive. I'm sure that if I could have talked, I would have said something along the lines of Mike? What are you doing here? Go back to the watch room now, before they get you! But I was entirely wrong. The figure walked towards the curtains and eerily pulled them open.
It was Freddy.
Questions whirled around in my mind; Why was he activated before 12? Wh
Five Nights At Freddy's (Foxy x OC) Part 9A knock on my door jolted me from my sleep. I slowly sat up, rubbing the sleep from my eyes. My whole body was aching from sleeping on the couch. "Ugh. Note to self. This couch is not for sleeping." I yawned and thought about the strange dream that I had had.Five Nights At Freddy's (Foxy x OC) Part 97 months ago in Romance More Like This
I had been sitting at a Wendy's with my parents and my best friend, Cassie. We had just finished eating. "Hey, you want to go up to the bowling ally?"
"What? Bowling ally?" I questioned.
"Duh! They just installed one on top of Wendy's!" Cassie smiled and rolled her eyes.
My dad smiled too, the corners of his green eyes wrinkling. He was the one that I got my eyes from in the first place. "Yeah. We've all already been. After that, we can all go sacrifice some people at church."
"Oh, I'm so glad that they built that giant bottomless pit in the church. It makes disposing of the bodies that much easier!" My mom seemed excited.
"What?" I was pretty freaked out at this point.
"Oh, dear Alexa, didn't you know?" Some guy I had never s
Hindsight is Not Perfect EndAnakin couldn't remember a time when he'd felt this nervous, especially over something so small. After all, he'd only be starting classes in the temple today, but he still could not seem to calm his anxiousness.Hindsight is Not Perfect End4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Oh, he remembered how the classes had been like well enough, but that was before, when he hadn't asked the Council to not tell anyone of his supposed prophecy. That had been back when he'd only been accepted because of Obi-wan. Back when he'd either been an outcast due to awe or jealousy. This time, perhaps he could make some decent allies.
Faces of some of the original initiates and padawans he'd met flashed across his mind and flinched.
Then again, maybe not.
What bothered him more, though, was that fact that this time, he wouldn't have Obi-wan to back him up. Before, when classes had become unbearable, he'd talked with Obi-wan or Palpatine. He couldn't do either at the momen
Working Without a NetWorking Without a Net12 years ago in Humor More Like This
I did what any of us would have done when learning that my Internet service had been shut down. I cried.
Actually, that's not completely true. The first thing I did was frantically dial up the campus tech people, who told me the problem would be resolved in an hour. Anyone who has ever dealt with Electronic Device Repairpersons should already know that "an hour" in their language translates into "sometime between an hour and the rapture."
So I waited an hour. Then I cried.
How could I possibly function without instant access to news, entertainment, and all that other stuff that's just sort of there? What could I do in place of checking my e-mail every 20 minutes and playing Slingo? This was a major problem.
But after a moment of despair, I dried my tears with the hanky of determination. I would not let this defeat me! I had lived happily before without the Internet and I could live the same way now! I only had to remember how.
I first tried reading an ancient text recording from when p
FNaF OC: HowlerName: Howler the Howling WolfFNaF OC: Howler6 months ago in Plot Outlines & Synopses More Like This
Species: Animatronic Wolf
Location: Kid's Area
Colors: Black/Grey/a tad bit of white Left eye purple right eye Blue(blue eye is hanging slightly out of eye)
Looks: He's mostly grey, with a nice long fluffy black tail, black belly. The tips of his ears are white and he wears a black and white checkered bandana/handkerchief thingy around his neck. He's about the same height as Foxy, maybe just a tad smaller.
First Appearance: Night 2(rare) Night 3/4 and so on
Work: He is used to entertain the kids by reading stories to them and playing games. he used to work with Foxy a couple of times but since the "Bite of '87" happened, he was pretty much stuck in the Kid's Area and only came out once in a while.
Attitude/Personality/History: Howler is a hyper and cheerful wolf. He acts like a kid in way, and loves playing. He's also a very curious and sneaky one. He also loves to howl, hence why his name is How
Animatronics x Reader Five nights at Freddy's p2You sat back in your chair and checked all of the cameras again. It was a bad habit you had- you knew it wasted battery but, you were so paranoid that you felt you had too. You saw Chica and Bonnie were the only current one's out. Foxy wasn't peeking out from his little cove so you felt fine. 3:00 am was the time so you decided to conserve battery by just checking the lights and laying off the cameras for awhile. It was almost 4:00 so checked the cameras again and saw Chica was very close to you and Bonnie was on his way. Suprisingly, Foxy was still not to be seen yet and Freddy just like the caller said was not active- he was still on the stage standing in his normal position. You lowered the tablet and checked the right door. Chica stood by the window looking scary as ever and you just closed the door pissed she was wasting battery. You checked your right also showing Bonnie wanted to troll you too. You closed both doors occasionally checking on them but, neither seemed to go away. YAnimatronics x Reader Five nights at Freddy's p27 months ago in Horror More Like This
ComputerComputer12 years ago in Cyber Poetry More Like This