The MoonriseThe Moonrise3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I'm proud to be an outcast
But I'm proud to lead the fight
For though the dark is rising
We will always see the light.
I'm proud to lose my body
But I'm proud to lift my eyes
For though the pain is sharper
We will always break the ties.
I'm proud to sweat and suffer
But I'm proud to stand up tall
For though the others stumble
We will always break their fall.
I'm proud to watch the moonrise
But I'm proud to end the day
For though the season's over
We will always find a way.
Realms: PrologueToday was a day for hiking, Allen had planned it from the beginning of the month and he was not about to let himself down. The sun was like a burst of light today, yet not too bright to be blinded, and a bonus to this was the scattering of clouds that once in a while had blocked the sun for a few minutes and then rolled on. Allen had packed all of his belongings neatly in what was now a fully filled backpack, up to the brim of with some extra clothing, snacks and other useful equipment. He placed the bag into his car and set off for the surrounding mountain area, which homed some of the most magnificent forests around. He was alone for this trek, needing some time to himself, something he had not received in a while, and this was the perfect time to have it. Stress sort of overtook him at about that time, some deaths in his family as well as those of friends, even with work. Maybe this hike would help relieve him of some of life's problems and soon enough he may be able to face the worRealms: Prologue5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
TLoS: World at War Ch. 2"Ha! We made it! Good job Kraut!" laughed Dempsey, patting Richtofen on the shoulder. "So this is Verdun? Not really what I expected." Dempsey looked around at the forest and noted the fact that many of the trees looked like giant mushrooms. He diverted his attention towards the temple. He noted the bridge and two dragon statues in front of, what he presumed to be a door.TLoS: World at War Ch. 25 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A sudden click made Dempsey turn around. Dempsey was shocked to find Nikolai pointing his gun at him. Takeo and Richtofen pointed their guns at him aswell. Dempsey, confused, backed away slowly with his hands up as if he was surrendering.
"Whoa, guys! C'mon now! Don't joke like that. Put the guns down."
None of them did. Dempsey continued to back away slowly.
"Dempsey, don't move." whispered Nikolai. Dempsey obeyed immediately.
"Who, actually, what are you?" asked Nikolai. Dempsey realized that they were not pointing their guns at him, but rather, behind him. Dempesy turned around an
The Twin Fires: Chapter 1Asleep amidst their contendersThe Twin Fires: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Awoken trough the blood
The twin fires shall set the path alight.
One Yin, one Yang
Destiny torn in two
When the two come together,
Truth shall be revealed
And the great design will unfold
-The Prophecy of Huizhong-Chen
The Vial of Blood
The rain was drifting down slowly and a chilly breeze swept the deserted street on this late October evening. 17-year old Thomas was just on his way home after anything long day at school, grey, listless and worn-out teachers filling your head with trivial facts and knowledge you'd probably never use again in your life, and tomorrow would bring no difference.A small sigh escaped his lips as he stuffed his hands in his pockets and continued on his way home to a probably intoxicated father and an overbearing mother.
Thomas muttered, deciding to take a shortcut trough the woods next to the railroad, at least the trees would provide some shelter. Darkness was falling quickly this ti
Realms: 3Sarika was flying next Aldric the whole way to meet his parents while Anthea was flying next to Talmon. Kyran was in front of them and leading them to where their parents lived. They had to leave the valley where they lived and were flying for about two days now when the landed in a lightly wooded area near a river to rest for the evening. Aldric and Talmon went into the woods to hunt for some food for them while the three dragonesses lied down by the river and got a drink of water. They were tired and thirsty from flying all day long and were very hungry when their stomachs growled loudly. Anthea smiled sheepishly and blushed some at this as Sarika and Kyran both giggled at this.Realms: 35 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"I guess we're all hungry from flying." Kyran said.
"Yes I guess so. Right now, I feel I could eat a whole cow."Anthea said.
"You probably could sis." Sarika said and giggled again.
The three of them conversed over such things awhile, joking and giggling. They seemed to bond rather nicely, like any regular dr
Realms: 4Another few days, and the seven dragons soon arrived at the cave that started it all. To Minali, some few memories started to flood her mind, she had not visited this cave in a long time and to see it again made her shudder. They all entered and walked through slowly, making the time to get out about a half an hour. Sarika had no idea what time it would be back in the human world, but she knew that it must've neared the next year by now. After they all exited, Minali took a glance around, and yet it seemed that even more memories seemed to go through her. Sarika noticed this and she tilted her head a bit.Realms: 45 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Does it all seem the same?" Sarika asked Minali.
"It seems slightly the same, but it's so long since I've been back here. I'm sure that everything has changed over the past 61 years since I left." she said as she kept looking around and a tear fell from her eye.
She took a few steps forwards and kept on looking around as more memories kept on flowing through her mind of when she was
TLoS: Origins_Chapter 6"AAAHHHHH!!!" a sudden scream rips trough Spyro's sleep, causing him to become completely awake in matter of moments and jumping from where he was resting. He head also Cynder scream. He thought that she was hurt and turned to find her. His fear for Cynder caused him to scream, making even more noise.TLoS: Origins_Chapter 65 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He found her, and one of the strange creatures, a few centimeters apart, both shouting at their top of their lungs. Surely, someone would have heard this entire racket. The other unconscious creature also awoke, and upon seeing Cynder and Spyro, he froze on his bed.
Finally, the shouts of screams were faded away, leaving a sudden empty silence. Cynder walked back a little bit from the stranger he was staring at.
"Cynder, are you all right? Why did you scream?" Spyro asked concern plain in his voice.
"Yes... yes, I'm all right"
"I was just looking at him when he woke up. He then started screaming like crazy when he saw me".
"Holy shit that thing is talking" the other
Realms: 1The days passed gradually, and it started to feel normal for Sarika. Although still in mind of trying to get back to the human world and back to her former self, she did indeed start to get use to the realm she was in now. Aldric has treated her kindly throughout the days and even showed her around some parts of the valley, but for today, they both decided to explore a huge chunk of it. This was not to say that Sarika had cautiously planned to go back to the cave that had led her into this world, she believed that on this exploration trip they may run into it again, and maybe she could walk back in and into her own world. Doing so before hand was met with much difficulty since Aldric had practically been at her side for most of the time, but now was the perfect time to execute that plan. It was a few hours and they had gotten a great deal of the valley explored, and they both stopped by at a river to rest for a while. Sarika had learned many things as a dragon, what they eat, how theyRealms: 15 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
TLoS: World at War Ch.1Takeo, Nikolai and Dempsey were waiting in the main hallway, while Richtofen tried to get the portal to work.TLoS: World at War Ch.15 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Mmm. I can taste the flesh of those undead monsters already." Nikolai was holding onto his gun very tightly, grinning devilishly while doing so. For a moment, Dempsey swore he could see a flash of red in Nikolai's eyes.
"Uhh, you're kidding right? You're not actually thinking about eating these guys, right?" chuckled Dempsey nervously.
"Why? Are you afraid of me?" Nikolai asked.
"Umm, no. I was asking, because, uhh, that would be disgusting. Yeah, Im not afraid of you." said Dempsey.
Before Nikolai could answer, a loud whoosh could be heard while Takeo, completely ignoring the two, torched down his first zombie. Dempsey held his BAR at the ready, trying to completely ignore the fact that Nikolai was watching Dempsey with confusion.
Before long, the hordes were funneling into the hallway while the three fired away at them. Ta
Disorderlands: Circle of DutyDisorderlands 1Disorderlands: Circle of Duty3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Circle of Duty
His leather gloves creaked as Rodney gripped his battle rifle tight. He knew this wasn't going to be easy. The Crimson Lance had a reputation for brutality, not least of all toward their own troops. But this soldier had learned long ago that if he was ever going to accomplish anything, he'd need to do it as a part of something better than he was.
He hunkered down behind a pile of sandbags. The Circle of Duty challenge was designed to determine a new recruit's potential and assign him accordingly. Already he knew - they were going to kill him. He had no doubt of that.
Rodney had died before - the "New-U" replication and memory transferral procedure was quite familiar to him in fact - not that it got any easier after the first time. He just had to hold off as long as he could to prove himself a capable warrior.
An alarm sounded and he flicked off the safety. Time to bring it.
Lance soldiers began to spawn into the arena. Rodney wasted no time taking
Descisions Already Made ch. 3Sangheilios surface, Zin state military spaceport.Descisions Already Made ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
July 24, 2552, 10:30 A.M.
On the phantom ride down from the ship, I felt very out of place due to the fact that I was the only one still wearing armor. Even the shipmaster had left his armor on board in lieu of a pair of pants and a tunic. No one seemed to notice or care, though. They were too exited to have a vacation or to see their mates and children again.
From what I could tell, the Zin state was on the planet's equator, and was covered in lush jungles. Perfect for 30 mile hikes to nowhere in particular.
"So, what are we doing here?" I asked Undi, who was walking several paces in front of me.
"We are here to get you into the covenant military and to let ME have a small break from the stresses of warfare while you train. I sent in the forms this morning."
"And what happens in the meantime while I wait for the approval?" Right as I finished my sentence, Undi stopped dead in her tracks with a horrified look on her face.
"I never thou
Blue 4 Chapter 1Kelly took in a deep breath as the chemicals worked their way out of her system. The hatch opened and she leaned forward, coughing up the clear liquid that supplied nutrients while in cryo. Infinity would be coming out of slip space soon and the crew was being awoken to prepare. Once her lungs were clear of the mucus-like liquid, Kelly made a quick pass through the showers before she grabbed her clothing and got dressed into the black under layer of her armor. Fred and Linda joined her a couple seconds later, Fred still coughing up a little of the liquid. Kelly was already off down the catwalk before they even got dressed.Blue 4 Chapter 12 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The line of armor stations was a bustle of activity, gearing up the Spartan IVs. Officers shouted orders at their soldiers and carts of weapons were being pushed around so that people could grab their combat gear. Kelly moved to one that wasn't being used, the one that was specifically set up for the more advanced and expensive Mark VII armor that the Spartan IIs wor
Realms: 2They continued walking deep into the cave while Aldric was still carrying Travis. After walking for a few minutes, Sarika stopped when they came out of the one cave to where the three cave tunnels met in the fork in the road. She smiled some as Talmon and Kyran stopped and turned around to look at her. Aldric stopped right beside her and set Travis on the ground and was still very nervous about being transformed into a dragoness. He looked at himself and checked to see if he was changing or not and was relieved that he wasn't. He smiled widely and stupidly as he got back up off the ground and looked at Sarika.Realms: 25 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"I guess the transformation won't work on me Sarika. Now can I please go home." he said.
Sarika smiled widely at this as she lowered her head so that she was eye level with Travis.
"Oh, the transformation should begin soon Travis." she said.
Travis shook his head and laughed a bit, "There is no way, I'm changing! I don't even feel different at all!"
However, he was unaware of the
Realms: 5Although they had slept at midnight, and expected to wake up at ten in the morning, they instead woke up at five. And in that time, no neighbor was yet awake. As Sarika awakened and looked around, everything was still rather quiet, she looked over at Aldric and smiled at him, she gently nuzzled him and got up to stretch. Today was a really big day, it was time to return to the dragon realms and live out life. She really couldn't wait for the future to happen; it was something she didn't think she'd actually look forward to. She looked back down at her mate and nuzzled him again, trying to awaken him.Realms: 55 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Aldric just groaned in his sleep as Sarika nuzzled him. He shifted lightly and moved his head away from her and place it under his wing some and continued sleeping. He even started to mumble in his sleep lightly.
"Five more minutes mom." he mumbled.
Sarika giggled and told him, "Since when was I your mother?"
Aldric slowly opened his eyes as he heard Sarika's voice and lifted his head from
The last human: Chapt 8The last humanThe last human: Chapt 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dempsey watched in mild satisfaction as lead from the barrel of his Thompson tore through the rotten skin of the undead. Their rotten intestines were completely exposed, half of their torso and ribcage was torn destroyed; and blood was dripping from their wounds, drenching their ragged uniforms in a colour of thick red. He turned when he heard a zombie trying to climb, without hesitation he stomped the zombie in the face knocking it off the platform before sending a barrage of bullets at its face, tearing it's head apart. He removed his pistol from its holster, turned and took aim at a zombie that was slowly limping up the steps. He pulled the trigger, sending a single bullet in between the zombies eyes. The zombie was killed instantly.
It fell backwards before rolling down the steps, loud sickening cracks being heard as the rotten corpse fell down the stars, before crashing into a large group of zombies that were slowly making their way up. They were knocked o
LORC: RTS Act II pt 3Return to Standard IVLORC: RTS Act II pt 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
August 16, 2555 1102 hour
Off the Oregon coast
45.63325 N 124.71130 W
SpecOps Major Ryau 'Cinotee [ACTIVE]
The past few days consisted of exploring the fairly undamaged waterfront, avoiding angry humans and eating at the few restaurants that allowed Sangheili. However, today Ryau and Naki left Asau, Endesa and Shan at the hotel and went out to the wreck of the Mercy and Betrayal with approval from Colonel Hartford. Ryau popped the seal on the armor cases and set the lids apart. Naki took her armor out and started to suit up, Ryau did the same.
"Well, now's a good time to test out the re-breather," Naki said.
"What, you haven't tested this gear yet?" Ryau stopped right before he clicked the re-breather into place.
"Oh, it's perfectly safe, lab tested up to five thousand 'meters'. But we're field testing it remember?"
"Alright, alright." Ryau clicked it
Asexy PrideWhen I, amused, reveal the truth they simply shake their heads (oh, so knowingly! so sure!) and give the age old answers. Just wait, say they, it'll come in time. You're young yet, you're still a kid! Just wait and see, you'll change your mind. One day you'll find The (dreaded!) One and then you'll understand.Asexy Pride7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
They say I'll 'understand', as if at the moment the concepts of lust and desire are beyond my childish brain; as if I do not realize what lingering gaze might bring two (or more? hah!) together, what kinship might make hearts race and passions flame. Is this such a complicated phenomenon, the act of falling in and out of love, in and out of bed (in and out of each other)?
If this is what they think of my decision (or destiny, fate, proclivity, orientation?) then they've misjudged by far. They must not realize we all take ninth grade health, sit through the awkward week of embarrassing diagrams and snickered innuendos. They must
Humanity's Finest: Chapt 6Humanity's FinestHumanity's Finest: Chapt 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Takeo impaled an unsuspecting ape in the back with his Katana while he used his other hand to cover the apes mouth, to prevent the animal from screaming. Looking to his left he saw Zoidius swiftly disarm an ape with his tail blade before decapitating it, there was a look of satisfaction on his face as he stared at his headless corpse. Takeo didn't know if it was because of Zoidius's own bloodlust or that he really hated their guts. Either way this dragon has shown to him that he can hold his own if attacked, but still they were in enemy territory they had to weaken them without them suspecting.
Takeo knelt down and searched the bodies for anything that he deemed would be useful with Zoidius looking over him, he felt his hand touch something, something rough. Gripping it Takeo pulled out his hand and stared at what he found, it was a large crumbled up peice of paper. Takeo immediately took an interest in it while Zoidius merely snorted in distain. Thinking th
Realms: 7Elah soon woke up an hour later and yawned widely. She looked over at her parents and saw that they were still sleeping soundly and saw that Tylon was still sleeping as well. Elah got up quietly so she wouldn't wake up Tylon or her parents and quietly walked out of their new home to look out across the valley. When she got outside the cave, she noticed Aldric and Sarika were in front of their cave, lying down by the ledge. Sarika still had her head over the ledge some and it almost looked like she was sick to her stomach. She curiously walked over to them and wanted to know what was wrong.Realms: 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elah blinked and tilted her head as she was close enough to the two and asked, "What's up?"
Sarika lifted her head lightly and looked at Elah and smiled softly. She was surprised that Elah was up this early and almost forgot about het and the others that morning.
"Well Elah, I have a little bit of morning sickness." Sarika said.
"Morning sickness?" Elah tilted her head even more, "What's that?"
VII. Without daring to say a word.VII. Without daring to say a word.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Without daring to say a word.
There are fragile words
Which form outlines
Of a vulnerable life.
In the autumn colors
Disturbed by the noise
Of the rain on windows.
At the end of the day, the somber
Reality becomes a burden.
This woman is invaded by anxiety
Her tired spirit, on the alarming
Silence of the language, is slowly
Dying on this kiss of the other one.
He, who believes with his smile
To understand everything
by watching at her crying.
He, with his stupid words, he hammers
The commonness with his unsightly facies,
His absent glance in front of her who doubts
In the gust of feelings.
Quiet, he falls asleep,
she stares at him
Silently with sadness,
DriftwoodDriftwood3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
around the dawn
as if begging
for a favor,
so smooth and sharp
worn bare by August -
a mermaid's rib
rubs salt from sand,
the battering lilt of seagulls
against the summer sun.
End RemembranceEnd Remembrance2 years ago in Historical More Like This
Remembrance Day originates at the end of World War I. The idea is to honor those who died in the line of duty, defending their country from enemies. For all its pompous words and fancy granite memorials littered with colorful flower bouquets, Remembrance Day and others like it have failed miserably in achieving this goal.
I've often been criticized as having no respect, and that can be an impediment when discussing certain topics. However, I am often in luck – hypocrisy deserves no respect. What changed as a result of the enormous sacrifice of those who died in WW1? As the first bombs of WW2 fell just two decades later, millions once again obediently lined up under various pieces of colored cloths to slaughter and be slaughtered. It became obvious that absolutely nothing had changed, and that the millions of WW1 had died in vain.
Most would agree that all that lip service paid to the sacrifice between the two world wars wasn't good enough. To truly honor their sacrifice would be
-Imagina que cada resquicio de tu pasado se cierra en cuatro húmedas y monocromáticas paredes, que tanto tu identidad como integridad se ven disueltas hasta simplemente desaparecer; tornándote, sin la más mínima opción de cambiarlo, en un simple objeto de valor indefinido.-3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Intenta colocarte en esa situación, y tendrás una aproximación de lo que podría denominarse mi historia.
Mis primeros recuerdos se basan en ello; una oscura y descuidada habitación recubierta por un desgastado tapiz de tonalidades grisáceas, alistada con un colchón matrimonial de sábanas parchadas y una mínima ventana que, a distancia, alumbraba con un leve rayo de luz el entorno. La puerta principal, o más bien la única que podía considerarse presente, estaba constituida por barrotes de hierro alineados de forma vertical, que entregaban la oportunidad de observar la habitación contigua. Por allí se daba el in
My sunshineMy sunshine3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As the days grow cold
And the nights dark
It's your sunshine that
Keeps me at ease
Even on the gloomiest of days
when the clouds reign the skies
And a bitter breeze brushes by
So paint me in your sunshine
for me to follow hand in hand
Remember me by your side
So I can keep my ray of sunshine