Welcome to RaptureThe foamed waves crashed against the rigid shoreline of the Atlantic coast. The night was rising, and the sun began to die as the day withered away. The only life stirring upon the shore was the creatures beneath the sand and a mother and child.Welcome to Rapture5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Anita darling, please don't get to close to the water. That is your new dress grandma made for you!" the mother's tone was softer, not trying to scold the young girl.
"Look mother! I can see the sun falling! It's moving mother!" Anita stood barefoot in the sand, the water washing ankle-high over her feet moderately. Her toes wiggled through the smooth sand.
"It's getting late Anita, we must leave soon," the mother's long floral dress swayed in the misty breeze. Anita seemed to discourage her mothers remark as she began to run swiftly across the shoreline. The water and muddy sand splashed across her legs at every step she had taken.
The sun soon was dead, and the only light shining was the moon's glisten upon the earth. The only noise that run
Prepare for RaptureWelcome to Rapture, my Golden City!Prepare for Rapture5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Feed your wants, your needs; Indulge in Desire
Powered by the gift of technology
Nothing comes free; a cost so great, Expire.
Bask in pleasure, soak in sin, have a ball!
All I ask is a single sacrifice
To err is human, get rid of it all!
The decision is simple, don't think twice!
Prepare the knife, Nurse, stat! Now! Love you dear.
Surgery makes the body and soul renewed
Cut Slash Sew. My hand is steady, never fear!
Behold! The beauty of plasmids embued.
Join us and celebrate calamity
Ready to give up your humanity?
Bioshock OC Radio Diary:JuliaRJulia Reef: Mommy says this place is beautiful more than what she ever have dreamed for. It is pretty. But new for me... never saw a city more alive. Mommy says she wishes Daddy could've come, could've seen Rapture... But Mommy says Daddy is in Heaven. Died at war, and we have come to Rapture to start over. Hide from our past...whatever that means. Mommy is interested in getting me aquainted with the little girls who are at my new school, She says it'll be good for me. I want to too. I didn't have many friends at my old school. Teacher hated me too... Mommy says the teachers here at the new school I start at will be nicer, will work with me. She says the old ones didn't like me because I'm a genius. But she says the ones here respect everyone, even people like me! I am so happy we came here. I hope things'll be better now.Bioshock OC Radio Diary:JuliaR5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Porygon ReportPorygon (the Virtual Pokemon) is an exceptionally rare Normal-type Pokemon found primarily among research laboratories only, though they are also quite popular among major Game Corners worldwide as well as the Sinnoh and Unova regions on rare occasions. As the first artificial Pokemon created from computers, Porygon are fascinating creatures that truly tread the line between the living and the non-living, making trainers love them, loathe them or simply scratch their heads in response to their existence. If you plan on battling with one, try not to focus on complex strategies too much; unfortunately for trainers, these strange critters were never designed to exceed their programming!Porygon Report3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Although they are commonly billed as the first artificial Pokemon, the members of the Porygon family are actually the most recent additions to this artificial world; it is true, however, that they were the first Pokemon created through computer technology. As every person familiar with computers and rob
OptimismI dug my hands deep into the fresh snow,Optimism4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And found the butterflies I'd buried there
So long ago.
With my two hands, pale and shaking
I carried those fragile things to the house
My heart- quaking.
I'll drop them, I just know it
I still hear the song pounding
I've sown it
Doubtless dragons in the way
Looks like rain above
And debts to pay.
Still the wind whirls a dance
The leaves clap their hands-
Take this chance.
Little JarListen love, it's okay to cry..Little Jar5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let it out if you need to
I'll be here to catch those tears
I kept a few in a jar
I tried to throw it across the way
but I promise it will come back in a couple of years
You know how much I love you
and that the bottle in your hand is so sweet
You only think it will take away your fears
While it might prove to do so
Those monsters will never leave
But I'll always be here with a little jar
I'll be here to catch your tears.
10 reasons to be gay1) Gay guys cannot get pregnant10 reasons to be gay6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
2) Gay guys are always horny and ready to fuck
3) An asshole is and will always be tighter than a vagina
4) You can play football after some good old sex
5) Women need to be told they look PRETTY, gay guys just need a good slap on the ass
6) With gay guys you NEVER hear "No I have a head-ache"
7) He who is your buddy is also your beer-buddy AND your FUCK-BUDDY
8) They don't put pressure for commitment since gay marriage is illegal
9) If he is brawny, your gay man will beat up anyone who talks shit about you two
10) Normal gay guys are the same as EXTREMELY horny girls
Writing 204: Lego BlocksRemember back in the day when you got that kick-ass Lego pirate ship with thousands of little pieces in a snowy X-Mas? And how much fun it was to build it just like the picture on the cover? Building the whole thing up from scratch always comparing your work with the one on box.Writing 204: Lego Blocks4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Awesome, so based on the current poll I'll discuss index cards, character development and why not a little bit more about structure.
Your outline, which hopefully you broke into smaller chunks, say fifteen or sixteen of them, is the picture on the Lego box. And your index cards are the actual Legos.
So now it's time to build your story just like you planned... before you start remodeling with a few touch ups here and there, let's face, who can resist? But rewriting deserves its own topic
As much planning you have beforehand, there's no better feeling than letting your creativity guide you where the story is asking to go, but knowing your path always help when exploring uncharted territory.
Okay, I've got my
Natalya Aleksandra Ryzhkova - BiographyNatalya Aleksandra Ryzhkova - Biography3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: Natalya Ryzhkova
Code Name: Koshka
Date of Birth: December 25th 1982
Place of Birth: Novosibirsk, Russia
Rank: Senior Lieutenant
Occupation: SVR Field Agent
Hair Colour: Brunette (with a flare of red in the fringe)
Eye Colour: Green
Weight: 139 lbs
1999 - Russian Ground Forces
2002 - FSB
2004 - Alpha Group
2010 - Vympel
2013 - Voron
Martial Arts/combat skills:
- Ground Forces: specializing in intelligence
- FSB: Cyber warfare and counter-intelligence
- Spetsnaz: (Alfa/Vympel) rappelling, parachuting, chemicals, explosives, advanced CQB, spy-craft, languages/accents... etc.
- Systema: Koshka is a dedicated Systema
Stone Leviathan Chapter 4Li Xing looked out over the looming skyscrapers of Shanghai as his plane made its final approach to the Chinese capitol city. When he was a boy the endless jungle of steel, glass, and concrete had been nothing but slums and factories; today it was the largest city in the world and the beating heart of the Chinese State.Stone Leviathan Chapter 44 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Enjoying the view?" Li focused his attention back to the woman sitting across from him. Her name was Mai Chen, Chairwoman of the Chinese Corporate Conference, and she was Xing's boss.
"Just thinking about the old days." Li said.
"Good," Mai said with that aggressive tone, "it'll make you remember why we must never allow the Maoists back into power."
Mai had been in college during the Tiananmen protests, and like so many of the leaders of the Chinese State she had been one of the countless students demanding a change of government.
That change came six years ago when the Confederation of Chinese Corporations seized direct control of the Chinese government after the Comm
The First Fleet Officers' OathThe First Fleet Officers' OathThe First Fleet Officers' Oath4 years ago in Drama More Like This
I ., citizen of the United Earth and Her Commonwealth, hereby pledge my Officer's allegiance to the People of Our Domain.
I solemnly swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United Earth with respect, honour and strength. Be it a time of peace or war, I will defend my Homeland and Her People, even at the cost of my own life. Following the example of all who marched under Our Banner, I obey the orders of my superiors with dignity.
Under no circumstances shall I cause harm to the interests of Our Domain, nor will I ever bargain with the enemy whom I have sworn to protect Our Domain from. In the eyes of the People of Our Domain, I take this oath for History to judge me and find me worthy of being an Officer of the United Earth First Fleet.
Cum Arma Pro Patria Terra.
The Strange Future of the 36th Century: A ProfileThe Strange Future of the 36th Century: Legend of the Galactic HeroesThe Strange Future of the 36th Century: A Profile1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
“In every time, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same…”
In the Year of Our Lord 2039, in a galaxy much like our own, whole cities and entire nations were wiped out in what came to be called the Thirteen Day War. No one knows who fired first, but aftermath of the nuclear dark ages that followed would have far-reaching consequences. By the year 2129 AD, the United Earth Government was established in Brisbane, Australia, bringing together the shattered remnants of civilization. For the first time in history, all humanity was unified as one species, especially as people sallied forth into the Solar System and beyond. The oneness of mankind however could only go so far before human nature and history once more came into the picture. In due time, the burgeoning space colonists grew restless with United Earth. Tensions and calls for independence soon escalated to outright
History of the CommonwealthA Short History of the CommonwealthHistory of the Commonwealth4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
In 2020, mankind had found itself on the edge of a major economic windfall following investment into fusion research. Before this time, the general and widely practiced form of energy was through the use of non-renewable fossil fuels, rather than renewable, clean, and dependable energy used today. On April 7th, 2020, the first fusion reactor, dubbed 'Helios' went online in Bristol, England. The power generated by this device was outstanding, able to rival that of the sun's. The Helios fusion core was kept in a constant near-absolute zero environment, which allowed the extreme temperatures created by the fusion process to be contained. The resulting energy was able to power all of the UK with a single reactor.
This discovery pushed mankind forwards decades, which was an exciting turn of events for people at this time. However in 2031, a French terrorist group known as La Nouage Noir attempted to sabotage the reactor. Their attempt was botc
Vasilissa OriginsThe story beings with Captain Franklin "Frank" Harryhausen returning to Leningrad after commanding a successful training mission of Academy graduates. Harryhausen is an experienced Captain, a man in his early fifties and is considered a kind, paternal figure by his cadets. That doesn't mean he is a man you want to be messing around with: he has fought in colonial civil wars and other skirmishes. He still thinks, however, that Humankind should take a step to the stars as curious explorers, instead of belligerent warmongers.Vasilissa Origins6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
As Harryhausen returns to Earth, he finds out that UESPA is planning a joint mission with the United Earth First Fleet, something unusual as the FF is traditionally a military organization. The UESPA officials explain that Starfleet exploration missions are stretched thin, as there are too few Warp-capable ships that can undertake long duration deep space missions. In an era of peace, with the Romulan and Kzinti Wars being a generation ago, and the conflict with the
Polaris - Fly-outCaptain David Metlesits looked around all the unfamiliar faces in the room. There were Humans, Andorians, a Caitian or two and some folks whose race he simply did not know. And there was the one familiar figure, standing next to him: Branch Admiral Boccioni, her age compensated by her spirit.Polaris - Fly-out3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
- This meeting of the Inter-Federation Armed Forces is in session, as of now. Boccioni said. Even though she was a First Fleeter, she out-ranked everybody in the room, given that her only two superiors were the Fleet Admiral of Starfleet and the C in C of the Federation. The slight buzz of chatter that filled the room ended abruptly. The time for being official has begun.
- Captain Metlesits. said an Andorian Rear Admiral, his face lined with age and experience As you very well know, this meeting will decide on the upcoming relationship between our separate branches of military.
- Sir, yes sir. Metlesits nodded. He wanted to show himself as an officer of the
Skyrim Dictionary: Dragon to EnglishThe Dragon LanguageSkyrim Dictionary: Dragon to English2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dragon to English
Aal- May (as in "May his soul")
Aam- Hmm? (expression of disbelief)
Ahraan- Wound (noun)
The Polaris confessionsThe Polaris confessionsThe Polaris confessions5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Written at approx. 2 in the morning
I remember the first time I thought one can do a really cool and unique Star Trek fan series. I stumbled upon the site hosting the adventures of the USS Tamerlane some months ago and I immediately grew fond of the ship and her crew. It was so much different than anything Trek I've known before.
During that time, I finished my Constitution mesh (NB: I need to re-mesh that too) and it led to many kitbashes from the Viribus Unitis to the Voroshilov. I was playing around a compact secondary hull I intended to be for the USS Lydia Sutherland, said to be Kirk's first command by Vonda McIntyre, when the spark flashed in my mind: let's combine it with Connie elements. I envisioned a small, old, underpowered ship and I named it Polaris due to its vague similarity to a ship found in the DS9 technical manual.
I rendered the first pic, the Polaris engaged in a battle against a Tholian cruiser and that was the moment I realized that this i
Polaris Writers' ManualStarship PolarisPolaris Writers' Manual4 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Polaris. Her mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out dangers and wonders. To boldly go and make a stand!"
For everyone who was inspired by a small ship which went against the big wide world
I. The backstory
During the Earth-Romulan War, Starfleet was busy pushing forward to Romulus. What they didn't know is that the Romulans are also pushing toward Earth. In the wake of a destructive attack, a group of Human pilots, gunmen and merchants decided to put together a fleet to hold the line should the Romulans arrive. Using old and outdated starships and led by a small fleet of seventeen privately owned light cruisers, they laid the cornerstone of what became the United Earth First Fleet. They held the line when the Romulans came and found their way after the founding of the United Federation of Planets as a permitted "member fleet".
As the decades went by, the First Fleet crossed p
Now or never - A Polaris storyNow or neverNow or never - A Polaris story4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A Starship Polaris story
- For a hundred thousand years, the Tzenkethi had not known defeat. the Emperor Risson said, not forgetting the emphatic cough at the end of his words to emphasize his species' valour.
- A lot has changed during a hundred thousand years. Metlesits said Back then, Humans were hardly more than smart apes.
- Tosevites, hmpff! Risson hissed You know nothing about the Tzenkethi.
- As far as I know, you depend on us Tosevites now. Metlesits sighed The Kzinti will wipe out every male, female and hatchling once they land on this planet. Without our technology, this would not be a truth but that of the past.
- And how I hate to admit it being a truth. Risson's eye turrets focused upon the Human standing in front of him. The Human Tosevite in his language looked tired, his crimson wrappings stained with blood and that strange, odorous liquid his kind's skin secreted as a natural coolant. R
Timeline of the PolarisverseTIMELINE OF THE POLARISVERSETimeline of the Polarisverse3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Points to be considered
"Starship Polaris" takes place in the mainstream Star Trek universe. It features one main line and not the "pocket universe" incorporating the ENT era. I say "pocket universe" because I see ENT that way, being created by Picard's time jump in "First Contact". As "canon" for the past, I accept Masao Okazaki's timeline and starship designs.
In the following timeline, I reckon with the "sliding timeline" used by Trek, that is, modifying dates and events to fit real-world historical occurrenses. Star Trek is fiction, thus creating a fictional historical background different from ours is completely acceptable by me. I try not to contradict elements from the Trek history by creating the "past" of the Polaris-Trekverse. I might make deliberate errors to correct some canonical, though ambigous elements. Also, I attempt to create a history that can explain events such as World War III and the Eugenics Wars, as well as the rapid space explorat
JuggernautJuggernaut9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
It took some time for him to comprehend that he was. After he realized himself, he inspected his surroundings.
There was a canyon. Inside the canyon there were rocks. Outside the canyon there was a desert. Nothing moved, except the things the wind would pick up and drag along.
Juggernaut was inside the canyon.
“I am Juggernaut” he determined eventually. Then he decided to keep thinking.
“Enemy!” A voice cried inside Juggernauts head “Enemy! Enemy!”
Juggernaut looked. There was nothing to see.
Juggernauts arm raised by itself. There was a weapon attached to it. It targeted some heavy rocks.
Juggernaut waited. “Enemy! Enemy!” the voice cried.
There was something. It moved between the rocks.
Eventually it came forward. It was small, a lot smaller than Juggernaut. It didn’t appear to be dangerous. “Enemy