Pt. 1: Ruth Ch.1Pt. 1: Ruth Ch.11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter One: The Warning
My head pounded in synchronization to my heartbeat. I dared to look down. The distance between the bottoms of my feet to the cracked streets below was making me nauseous. I felt the world swaying, as if the building was on unstable rollers. My mind was racing. If I came out of this alive, it wouldn't matter, Wes would kill me anyway. How did I end up in this situation again? Oh yeah. I wanted to be one of them. The moon was high in the sky, and I thanked God that there wasn't a breeze in the air.
I glanced at the waiting crowd of about 8 behind me that I so desperately wanted to belong to. Some of them wore nonchalant expressions on their faces. Others possessed smug looks that only fueled my desire to go through with this even more. Some of them had horns. Most had tails. One of them had more than two arms. Mutant. Their multi-colored skin glistened in the moonlight while my pale complexion dulled me out. I took two deep breaths.
DefineDefine1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I'm a horribly selfish person. In every given situation, I think of how it will benefit me. What I will gain from it. The only reason why I try to keep other's safe is because I don't want to suffer the pain of their loss. It wasn't for love or kindness or any of those angelic things. It was for me. Always for me.
She's the complete opposite. She values other's lives before her own. Many would pertain this as stupidity. And I agree with them. But maybe that's just her nature. She is, after all, an angel.
Perhaps I shouldn't be saying those sorts of things. Seriphelia always hated it when people defined her with her blood. To be completely honest, I used to do just that. Define others by their bloodlines, their species, their social standing.
Elf? High-class prissy know-it-alls who believe beauty is the meaning of life.
Human? A useless species that can't even fend for themselves.
Demon? You're automatically the scum of the universe. Why do you even exist?
To be fair thoug
100 Themes Challenge - Part 1100 Themes Challenge - Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Malik's first thought, when introduced to the scrawny boy with the golden eyes included a wondering over his Master's sanity.
Altair never realized just how complicated his past was until it took him an hour to explain it to his betrothed the month before their wedding.
3. Making History
As he held Kadar's dying head in his lap, Malik had the odd thought that the novice had never really made history.
Each wanted to best the other, and the clash of swords in the training ring of a slate eyed boy and a golden eyed child confirmed a rivalry that would last to the end of their days.
When he was turning his back on his Master's dead body, Altair could only think that now nothing could sadden him, and his soul was now unbreakable.
After a while of thinking he was seeing his brother's ghost, Malik began to think his obsession with maps was normal.
With his arm bleeding and his body broken, the ride to Masyaf fro
Thursday: Autumn WindI walked behind her as we left school. She was wearing a light blue scarf and it was whipping backwards in the wind. I had never seen the scarf before. Maybe it was a gift from Kanji. I didn't want to think about it.Thursday: Autumn Wind2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I wished I brought a scarf myself. It was getting late into fall and the air was chilly. I was half-tempted to walk over to her and ask if we could share the scarf, but I didn't. That would have been embarrassing. After all, she was a third year and I was only a first year. I had trouble approaching her normally.
I watched her back as we continue their walk. I knew that she wouldn't mind if we walked side-by-side. She would probably ask about her 'big bro' again and what he was like as a daycare worker and I would tell her again about how I was happy that he got me and his step-mother to start living like a family. I didn't though.
After a few more minutes of leaves crunching and trying not to shiver from the cold, Nanako stopped. I stopped myself and waited to see if she
PPWeek Day 2: Cotton CandyCotton CandyPPWeek Day 2: Cotton Candy2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hamuko yawned, stretching out in the chair she was sitting in. She had been working so hard in Tartarus the night before, trying to complete what requests Theo had given her.
It was still early, but Hamuko decided that she should head to Paulownia Mall to drop off her quest items. She stood up and walked quickly downstairs and out the doors. She didn't want to be stopped by anyone since visiting the Velvet Room and Theo took so long.
Hamuko yawned again as she rode on the train to Port Island Station. It wasn't a particularly long trip, but it was long enough to make her annoyed. Even though it was early in the day, the train was as crowded as it normally was during the rush of the day. She manage to distract herself by looking through her bag, making sure she had all the items. Oh why hadn't she stopped by the Velvet Room before leaving Tartarus?
The train came to a halt before Hamuko could answer her own question. Sh
PPWeek Day 1: Lunch BreakLunch BreakPPWeek Day 1: Lunch Break2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Are you sure you won't change your mind Minato?"
Minato looked at him. "Ryoji You know I wont I don't want to kill you, you've become my friend in this past year. I know what it will mean if I don't do it, but I refuse."
Ryoji's face contorted in pain. "Minato I don't want to serve Nyx. I don't want to help bring about the Fall. Please "
Minato shook his head. "Ryoji I'll stop you, but not like this. If I hadn't been harboring you inside of me these past 10 years... Or gotten to know you this way, maybe I'd consider.."
Ryoji went silent for a solid minute. "You'll make them sad if you do this. You know what will occur if you want to stop Nyx. You'll die. She'll cry."
"W-wait! What do you mean?"
"Goodbye Arisato. I will see you on the night of the Fall.."
"Arisato-kun!" Minato's head shot up and he was looking directly in Fuuka's brown eyes. She stood up straight "Ah, Arisato-kun, you're awake now. It's lunchti
3Ds to Blender base tutorialHello everyone,3Ds to Blender base tutorial2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This is a tutorial to learn the basics of Blender from 0 or almost. The tutorial is built in the idea of explaining Blender to a 3Ds user, so I might use so theory stuff to explain how Blender is built to optimize your work speed and what are its main differences with 3Ds Max. If you just want to know quickly the basic controls of blender, scroll down as I will put a list of my most used shortcut at the end of the tutorial. I will also post link to other website tutorials in case you don't like my way of explaining. Okay, enough blabla, fire up blender and get ready for action :
First, you can see that the interface is rather similar to 3Ds. The 3D viewport take most a the place, to the right we have options panel, on the top some menus and a timeline on the lower part of the screen.
Let us talk about the movement in the 3D viewport. Use middle click to rotate and shift middle click to pan. If your middle mouse bottom is as crappy as mine, you'll have to go
02some I have known show love for the sun by022 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
blasphemy of the moon (would you prefer
the sea's trenches through the means of the sky?
In defense of her, she's quite disturbed
to have disrupted the source of her life)
sympathy would have no limits had such
things not been done from the depths of her spite
the shadow of the night is chilled and hushed
like the garden of Eden caught in frost
why such hostile resentment towards murder
when value was absent and death was just?
lovers would feel different if they knew her
though hate is a blight, it's loved more than most
pain is delightful when served to its host
The Shirogane Case: part 1The bus crawled through the fog; the low whine of its engine blurring murmurs of sleepy French. Every once in a while there was a cough or maybe a sneeze but not much else. Even a window seat gave only a lovely view of the same dirty grey. If you listened carefully enough you could even hear the wheels grind the asphalt.The Shirogane Case: part 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Naoto sat huddled in the back of the bus poring over a soggy letter bearing the Interpol seal. It was a request for an interview... odd, that. Sure she was successful at apprehending the culprit in the Inaba case, but any competent detective would know that the circumstances surrounding the arrest were dubious at best. He* was the one that really deserved the credit anyways. But still, to be an Interpol detective...
"Grandpa, I will not fail you" Naoto muttered to herself. How long would it be until she arrived in Lyon? How much longer would it be to acheive her dream? She was ready...
Equipped with all the cool gadgets a spy could hope for, Naoto was rea
affectionWithered flowers forgetaffection5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
What they wept for day after day
Withered flowers blossom
In the stream of tears
They still think of the cause
Turning misery into meaningfulness
Changing day after day
Turning misery into meaningfulness
Changing day after day
Your affection, your affection, taking pride from fear
Past will tell you when to make yourself a hero
Your affection, your affection, your affection
Past will tell you when to make yourself a hero
signs of loveSigns of Love overshadowed by dreamssigns of love5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Baby, don't worry coz you ain't alone
Only tie running days without nights
Tears pass through
I'm the one who's got to leave I said
nobody's really got to leave coz
I don't hear enough explanation
all I need is admiration
big frustration bro he goes
life is short we have a shot
but didn't work honey coz we had
a whole lot going on and on
Signs of Love overshadowed by dreams
Baby, don't worry coz you ain't alone
Only time running days without nights
Tears pass through
Every time look at the picture in the frame
Gaze in fascination so hard
You still think that is nothing but love
Rain still falls.
Crossing Paths part 3 Gabby speed walked several meters ahead of Kanji and Anika, it seemed as though she did everything quickly. The two stared at their new acquaintance while she zipped around town on their way to Junes. She sure was energetic...That can't be a bad thing, right? Anika thought. Kanji simply followed, though occasionally thinking about Gabby’s spontaneity and hyperactive nature.Crossing Paths part 38 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey! Is this Junes?!" Gabby yelled back, pointing at the large mall which was in fact Junes.
"Yeah, that's Junes! The Junes Court." Anika replied. "Try not to wander off, the mall is pretty big!"
Kanji stared. He had a feeling she wouldn't listen. Just as Kanji thought, Gabby rushed off into Junes without a moment's hesitation.
"Anika..." Kanji mumbled.
"She ran straight in." Anika stared.
"Well, what the heck are you doing?!" Kanji asked.
"Ah, r-right! We'll lose sight of her!" Anika yelped. And so the two rushed into Junes... Because it had so many things to offer, who knows where
P4 Anika's Story Ch.4P4 Anika's Story Ch.4P4 Anika's Story Ch.48 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Today ended up being a rather interesting day. In a few hours I made three friends, and they're all friends with each other as well. I met Naoto Shirogane first, otherwise known as the Detective Prince for her deceiving appearance and that she is a very intelligent detective. Next was a big thug-like guy called Kanji Tatsumi. I heard about him actually, that his attitude and appearance make his look scary, but in reality he's a nice guy and has a soft side for kids. Finally, I surprisingly met one of the most popular idols ever: Rise Kujikawa, otherwise known as Risette. I didn't expect her to actually be in this school, but I had heard what problems she was having and decided to be here in Inaba for the time being.
To be honest, I hadn't expected to make friends right away. Call me a bit anti-social, but it's true. I don't talk much when I go somewhere new for the first time, so making three friends that already know each other is nice. Naoto felt the need
Crossing Paths part 2"Ch." Anika gritted her teeth. The girl was fast. She turned around roughly the same time and swung her gunblade to deflect the spear from hitting her. Then, a blue glow began to envelope the girl and a sound similar to shattering glass resounded.Crossing Paths part 29 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Maneki Neko!" She cried.
"Wait. WHAT?!" Kanji gasped.
A tall slender woman wearing a calico cat mask, and clawed glove sleeves emerged from the light. With a raise of her paws she summoned an enormous golden lucky cat that slammed into the ground throwing gold coins everywhere! One hitting the golden eyed girl square in the forehead. Anika stood there completely baffled.
"Huh-what?" The girl mumbled, looking around confused. Anika raised an eyebrow.
"The hell just happened?" Kanji whispered to himself.
She stared directly into Anika's eyes, the eyes on her spear had closed somehow and her air seemed completely different. She smiled at Anika sweetly, "Hi! Who are you?" She asked holding her hands behind her back. Anika stood there in utter co
P4: Anika's Story Ch.1P4: Anika's Story Ch.1P4: Anika's Story Ch.19 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I feel the emotion of nervousness swarming throughout my body. I can't think of anything that could maybe cheer me up. Huh, is it awkwardness? I don't know.
Oh, wait. Sorry. You don't know who I am. My name's Anika Yakushi. I'm fourteen years old and currently live in the city. However, that's going to change. I can't keep living in the city because I don't have the money to keep paying for the house I live in. I live alone now. I have no parents. They died half a year ago, and I've been alone since. All of my relatives live too far away, so I'm going to a small town where I can at least live near one of them. It kinda sucks, if you ask me. So, now I'm spending my last days in the city with my only friend.
His name's Alex Danatch, and I've known him since kindergarten. I find it difficult to find friends with my constantly changing expressions while at school. Some people think I have mental problems, and I think so too. I talk to myself a lot, and everyone rages
P4 Anika's Story Ch.3P4 Anika's Story Ch.3P4 Anika's Story Ch.39 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ah, Anika? Could you stop daydreaming please?" A refined female voice spoke out to me. I jolted in surprise, eyes wide in confusion. I was in a hallway in front of a class door in a school. I looked in front of me and saw a female teacher staring at me.
"O-Oh... I'm sorry, Miss." I mumbled. She simply nodded.
"Alright. Wait here. I'll calm the class down and then you can come in and introduce yourself." I nodded, and she opened the door before closing it behind her. I heard her speak to her class and they eventually calmed down. I sighed.
It's been a week since I settled in my new town of Inaba. It turned out to be a rather quiet and calm place, which I admired. It was quite out of the city where I came from. I would live here permanently now. I now lived in a small yet comfortable two story home... Alone. My cousins would visit me frequently to see how I'd be doing. And now... I'm in a new school... Trying to make new friends after losing my one friend.
You've got me flyingYou've got me flying1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Yo've got me flying
above the sky
you've got me singing
song that i never heard before
you've got me burning
like fire and flames
you've got me flying
above the sky.
You've got my love
take care of this gift
you've got my soul
don't let my spirit die
you've got my smile
don't let me cry, no more
you've got my love
take care of this gift.
La DecisionLa Decision2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Todo se encontraba en silencio perpetuo, el castillo que aunque estaba lleno de gente de la corte y de muchas visitas ahora se encontraba en silencio total. Ella tomaba sus cosas esenciales: Un buen par de libros de magia y de historia que previamente había seleccionado cuidadosamente de su biblioteca personal, unas fotos; las de sus hijos; las joyas que su madre le había dado cuando la habían enterrado y se puso su traje de batalla. Guardo su armadura con un hechizo encogedor en una pequeña caja plateada que cabía perfectamente en su maleta. Su peineta de carey, su vestido verde y un gran abrigo de piel de lobo albino de las montañas de cristal, más allá de drae-diöl. Todo listo, armas a la cintura, unas pequeñas dagas en sus botas, se dio la media vuelta y lo encontró a él parado en la puerta, que estaba cerrada.
--Enserio esto ya no funciona, ya ni siquiera tengo ganas de quedarme un día aquí, y ya disc
Auras stories 5 - Auryas first loveAuras stories 5 - Auryas first love2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Melanarth Aeiheim's people made a huge mistake, and it was the "the chosen one" could be someone else.
The second tribe was from Lyusrota (meaning "shiny route") and its people very humble, peaceful and hard-working. They were not demons nor warriors like the people living in the other island, but they also were sun-tanned and had dark hair and eyes. There were only men in Lyusrota, so they learnt how to build boats and decided to travel around the world. Their island had a huge lake and a mountain of rainbow gems and that was the origin of its name. Even if it was a place full of light, it could still be the "dark earth" from the riddle.
There were only men, so they took some of those gems and sailed towards unknown lands. The ocean currents took those courageous hearts to the left coast of Terravera. When they arrived there for the first time, they were well welcomed by the wise man and some of the women. Once both groups shared characteristics about their cultures, the travelers fro
Tori KazankiriTori Kazankiri2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Tori Samitra, age 13, and intelligent yet clueless and clumsy noncombatant who has acrush on Deidara.
Tori Kazankiri, age 14, overproud kunoichi who has a habit of pissing off Madara.
Tori Kazankiri, age 15, overproud, snarky, intelligent, playful, has a large forehead and wears her hitai-ate like bandanna.
Name: Namikaze Satori
Nicknames: Tori-kun, Tori
Species: Half-demon (half-biju in Naruto fanfics, half Shinigami half Arrancar in bleach fanfics, half homonculus in Fullmetal Alchemist, and half witch in Soul Eater)
Birthdate: November 21
Hair color: blonde
Eye color: blue
Skin tone: olive tinted fair
Hair length: Chin length
Hair style: bobcut with bangs covering forehead, wears a black hat over it and goggles.
Clothing: a kind of pilot-like black hat with goggles, and a barette also used as a scope, black midriff tank, baggy dark red pants with black suspenders, brown elbow length gloves, brown skirt, t
The Battle for Paris Chapter 2The Battle for Paris Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
April 11th, 2011 9:00 am
Felicite sighed as she danced down the stairs, her iPod tucked safely in the holder attached to her sleep shorts. For once, she woke up in a rather good mood, which she contributed to the peaceful sleep she had had the night before.
"Oh baby when you talk like that. You make a woman go mad. So be wise and keep on. Reading the signs of my body " she sang, her voice proudly proclaiming her French nationality.
Francis chuckled as the personification of his nation's capital waltzed into the kitchen, seemingly oblivious to the nations already in there. Arthur and Alfred were already arguing, which Francis believed was stupid considering how early it was. Matthew seemed to turn invisible as he silently ate, sitting next to an intimidating Ivan and an exhausted Yao. Feliciano was happily eating his pasta, slurping the noodles noisily, while Kiku just silently ate his cereal.
"Excuse me, Arthur. Where are your bowls?"
"Up on the top shelf in that cabinet,"
Press Conference aka opening scenePress Conference aka opening scene2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The young blonde woman steps up to the podium, flashes balls start bursting from everywhere. There's a light clamor. A man in a Dark pinstripe suit stands beside her and raises his arms up. "Silence, please, silence." He precedes to sit.
The crowd quiets down.
"Hi hi all my good fans." The girl waves to the people. "I have some terrible news."
The audience lightly gasps.
"I am retiring from show biz."
There are moans and cries from the crowd and another flurry of flashes.
"As of today I am enrolled in college and will be going full time." She starts to pout. "I'm really gonna miss all of you," she cries. "But you can look back over these last six years if you ever miss me too, okay." She smiles greatly. She turns away from them and looks at the man in the grey suit and smiles softly. She steps down and walks toward a door on the back wall.
The man steps up to the microphone and several hands shoot up. "Zara! Will not be answering any questions, I am sorry." The two walk out the door an
Black Italy, Chapter 1Black Italy, Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Morning at the Social Welfare Agency started off as the one before it: get up, brew the coffee, and begin the tedious assignments the prestigious Italian government was assigned. It was a strenuous job that left many of its employees stone-faced and washed out. However, there were those who had been unfortunate enough to be sucked into such a dreadful position and God help those poor doomed souls, because very rarely they retained such an airy demeanor.
This was the case with a newly promoted woman by the name of Donatella Rossetti. She was a charming woman of twenty-three with a sleek heart-shaped face topped with silver hair styled in a boyish cut. Her skin was fair, much like that of others in Italy, and a pair of warm honey eyes was visible just beneath her sloping silver bangs. Her frame was sleek, but lean and well muscled and towered at a whopping five feet eight inches, much taller than the average woman, which was a good thing as Donatella was anything but average. Toda
EighteenEighteen2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Marceline is five and she can remember when things were good. Mommy would drive her to ballet practice, Marshall would play with her, and when Daddy came home from work he would scoop her into his arms.
Mommy doesn't drive her anywhere now; she stays in bed all day. Marshall just turned eight and is always out looking for food. Daddy sits by Mommy's side and cries.
Marceline misses when they'd all go out for ice cream. She asked Marshall if he could get her some but it made him mad.
Marceline sighs, the stuffed monkey or bear or whatever it was supposed to be that Mommy made her is resting in her lap.
She overhears her brother complaining about the freaks again. It's been awhile since she's been outside, but she saw one once. He looked like food.
Marceline's stomach growled.
Marceline is seven and Daddy has been missing for over a month now. Marshall is gone most of the time. He tells them he's looking for food but he usually comes home empty handed.
Mommy is still sick and Marcelin