Improving OneselfImproving OneselfImproving Oneself2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
April 20, 2150
Clearing his throat, the television show host resumed the broadcast of his show after some commercials. Turning to the video camera he assumed one of his false but welcoming smiles. "Hello and welcome back to the Tales of the Strange and Weird. I am here with Edward Blacknail and we've been talking about some of the strange beasts that may or may not roam America." The host said addressing the video camera, then turning to the thin balding man sitting on a stool across from the host. The studio lights glaring off the man's makeup covered face and forehead.
"Now before we left for a commercial, we were talking about big foot." The host prompted Edward.
"Yes, but recently in the past fifteen years we have been seeing evidence of some new undiscovered beasts within certain parts of the northwest." Edward reveled to the host.
"What do you mean, new evidence of bigfoot?"
Death To The JediDeath To The Jedi2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The order is given.
Death to the Jedi.
Death to the good.
Death to the light side of the force.
And now the force is singing,
With the cries of crying children,
Younglings unable to control their thoughts.
And pain falls as the silence grows.
The force is now silent.
Not a whisper or murmur.
Not a cry or a yell.
No sign it's been used.
Just a silence of a dead race.
A Blagger's History of ToreiA Blagger's History of Torei2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There’s a lot of talk about Torei, lately. You hear folks chatting about it in hushed tones, wondering if what other folks say is true. People want to know how to get there, how safe you are once you get there, and would you get in trouble when you come back. You see people scowling angrily about Torei’s human rights problems, but those same people are the ones who have copies of Torean Love Slave hidden away someplace private.
But most of all, people want to know how such a place could have existed all this time. How could human life have developed on this isolated planet in the middle of nowhere while we were busy inventing intergalactic ships and coating every inhabitable surface of the Milky Way with our culture? We’ve become so used to human life being the only sapient intelligence on Earth-like worlds. So why, then, is Torean culture so…alien to us?
Well if you listen to me closely, I will te
Your First Trip to ToreiYour First Trip to Torei3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Your first view of Torei from space is a bit of a disappointment, all told. You suppose you've seen realistic images before, but the picture of the planet in everyone's heads is the stylized diagram used for their celestial ensign: a grey globe circled by a green sash at the equator, black ziggurats sprouting clouds from the poles.
Whenever someone spots the image above a starport berth, wild tales fill the corridors and canteens. The Toreans have no shipyards of their own, and the sight of their flag on a second-hand haulier or cruise vessel is often the only hint that anything may be different within. You always hear one or two maintenance techs swearing oaths that they serviced it and saw a brothel of chattel slaves inside, or customs clerks confiding that one entry on the manifest is code for human cargo.
In the years you've been starfaring, you began to think of the planet itself as a bit of a tall tale in its own right. That's why you'r
Love Is A LieLove is a lie.Love Is A Lie4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It draws you in with its tantalizing embrace.
Its delicate texture, and sensuality.
And when it has you within its grasp, you are stuck inside.
It will congregate inside your veins; Your mind; Your soul.
And when it leaves, you're shattered.
Only the strongest survive love.
But love can not survive the strongest.
A tap in the right spotA tap in the right spot3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Commander Klytie Ulloriaq, a female minmatar brutor flying under the colors of the small null sec alliance Capsuleers United could feal the vacuum of space rushing around her ship as she accelerated with her task force through the far reaches of the lawless void. She was currently manning a Vagabond class heavy assault cruiser, manned with as much firepower as the boundless creation corporation could fit on her. The 220 millimeter guns she could see where already spooled up, their heat sinks spinning to quickly dissipate heat into the dark space around her. The guns were loaded and ready, she could feel that as well through her implants.
The task force around her, by ship standards, was a mammoth in size. About two kilometers from her small cruiser, which in itself was as long as the buildings on Jita 4-4 were high, was the monumental hulk of a Ragnarok class Titan, it's sixteen kilometer beam able to cast shadows on planets, and destroy moon
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
History of the Tzenkethi WarThe history of the Tzenkethi WarHistory of the Tzenkethi War4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Some historians consider the Tzenkethi War the Federation's military showoff for the emerging superpower of the Cardassian Union. Others say this small war which ended with a total Federation victory and the humiliation of the proud Tzenkethi race that knew no defeat for uncounted centuries was the continuation of an ages-old conflict within the Federation itself. Thus, it was a proxy war, fought between those who stood for the ideas of the Federation's regime and those who opposed it.
The conflict, they say, began in 2273 AD, when the third starship to bear the name "USS Polaris" (NCC-2782) was dispatched to investigate the war the Tzenkethi fought for the conquest of the Kzinti Patriarchy. Unknown to most of the Federation military, the UE First Fleet starship was tasked with a secret agenda by Leningrad Command: the crew was to help one side to win the war, and whom to support was their choice. The rest is history the crew chose the unknown Tz
Epilogue AshleyMass EffectEpilogue Ashley3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Ashley
Five years later Shepard and Ashley walked through the Afterlife bar on Omega, the music was loud and Shepard could see in Ashley's face that she didn't like the music, "I don't know why the council could just us what our mission is," Ashley said, "I mean why do we have to come to this place and talk to that Asari."
"Aria isn't too bad," Shepard said, "you just have to know how not to get on her bad side."
"Still why do we have to report to her," Ashley insisted.
"Aria hold power over the Asari councillor," Shepard said, "during the Reaper invasion she asked the Asari councillor to take care of the fact that she never officially registered coming to the Citadel. The councillor did it like as if she was Aria's slave."
"So you mean that the Asari councillor is corrupt?" Ashley said shocked.
"Maybe," Shepard said, "but it does show how much pull Aria has even on the Citadel."
They approached the area that Aria was in, just before they turn
KnightJorge knelt down, squatting in the dirt, and very carefully lowered one grimy hand, fingers poised for deft action. He made sure he caught the centipede-like worm before it could burrow into the ground; he had been watching them for a few days and knew they could disappear in less than ten seconds. He picked up the worm and watched as it curled up into a ball, a protective mechanism. He was fascinated by how the worm's long, segmented body wiggled as it crawled across the ground; now he wanted it to crawl on his arm. So he gingerly lowered it down to his forearm, trying to get it to unroll. Slowly it uncurled and began to explore, tickling the small, fine hairs on his arm, its little clingy legs moving in ripples.Knight4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was quite alone at the far end of the playground, but he didn't seem to mind. At six, he was four feet tall, much bigger than the other children in his class at school. In spite of the fact that he was as smart as most third-graders, his classmates tended to label him big
Order 66: 327th Star CorpOrder 66: 327th Star Corp1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Order 66: 327th Star Corp: Commander Bly
We are soldiers and we have orders.
General Secura has led us valiantly from the start of this conflict.
Through dark mountains to fluorescent marshes, from Acklay to battle droids;
She has saved my life countless times and I hers.
Pacification is our mission and our mission is on Felucia.
My hologram projector pinged --
“Execute order 66” it said.
My training is clear,
I am a soldier and I have my orders.
On patrol we scouted ahead of the column.
She approached the crest of the hill,
the planet seemed to go silent..
No ambient plants, no animals, no droids.
Thankfully we had on our helmets that day.
None of us could stand to look her in the eye; until she began to turn.
My rifle already fixed upon her back; my eyes met her glance,
Before her instinct could react we pulled our triggers.
We kept firing..
we kept firing hoping to quicken her end.
It was quicker than the inquisition that would soon come;
quicker than a life lived in a c
101 Questions to OC's101 Questions You Should Be Able to Answer About Your Character101 Questions to OC's3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
(Must be in OC's POV)
1. What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?
General Vlad Fedorov. No nickname for now at least.
2. How old are you? When is your birthday?
30 years old
3. Where were you born? Where do you live now? Are you patriotic?
I was born in the bunkers of the underground city of Moscow or what's left of it. Now I am with the rest of the survivors from Earth in what we call New Earth or Eden. I am a patriotic man, but I will never believe again in hearless leaders.
4. Who are/were your parents? (Names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
Never knew my parents. I lived almost on my own for almost my entire life.
5. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
Never knew a family so no I don't have.
Chuck Norris Facts Mass EffectMass Effect Chuck Norris-isms.Chuck Norris Facts Mass Effect4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Because I have nothing better to do with my time.
Chuck Norris is considered an Ardat-Yakshi by the Asari, because no one who has ever mated with Chuck has lived.
The only exception to that is when he had a baby with an Asari. Instead of it being another Asari, she gave birth to another Chuck Norris, who roundhouse kicked his way out of her womb. That's right, Chuck is his own father.
The real Genophage is not altered hormonal levels. It's a virus that makes it so that whenever the Krogans try to mate, they think of Chuck Norris, and the fear that is summoned by this image kills the mood.
The reason why the Reapers wait fifty thousand years between cullings is to see if Chuck Norris is dead of old age. Unfortunately, Chuck can never die.
The reason why the Reapers leave the galaxy is not by their choice. Chuck roundhouse kicks each and every Reaper into Dark Space.
Mass Relays are the Reaper's attempt to simulate what would happen to a ship if it was kick
April FoolsApril Fools4 years ago in Sketches More Like This
He heard his padawan swear in the refresher.
"Anakin I have told you about shouting across our quarters," Obi-Wan reprimanded.
"It was an accident I swear Master!"
"What was an accident?"
"I flushed your lightsaber down the toilet Master!"
Obi-Wan bolted out of his chair, book cast aside as he ran into the refresher in horror. How on earth had Anakin got hold of his lightsaber anyway?!
His padawan burst out laughing.
"April Fools Master," he managed to say amist giggles.
"Humph! Not funny Anakin," he grumbled realising his lightsaber was on his belt.