Lawrence of ArabiaA candle flickered amberLawrence of Arabia1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A solemn face illuminated,
Etched in the wrinkles
Of worry and pain.
Lawrence of Arabia
Observed a unique practice.
Whenever he extinguished a candle
He did so by squeezing
The live flame between his fingers.
When asked what was his trick
He replied, “The trick
Is not minding that it hurts.”
A thumb and a finger,
Scarred and calloused,
Closed on the flame.
Darkness, a hiss
And the acrid odor
Of burning flesh.
My trick is
I cannot feel pain.
Obama, Putin/ America, SyriaBarack Obama (President of the United States of America, for those of you who live in a hole under a rock) has made the decision that he wants to send military forces to Syria, but Congress must approve of the idea before it is acted upon. The military (says Obama) will not be ground troops, but rather air-force instead, because bringing ground troops into Syria would put our troops into too much danger.Obama, Putin/ America, Syria1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Vladimir Putin (President of Russia) says he will defend Syria if we attack, claiming he has not approved, or would ever approve the chemical bombing that has been poured down on Syria. Putin said that the bombing is most likely being done by Assad's regime, who are against the government there. To back himself up, he also stated that the Pope would never let it happen.
Eleven other countries say that they will support America if we go through with Obama's suggestion. Mr. Cameron (British) could not get Parliament to agree to help.
What is happening in Syria is going agains
Second Letter To A Syrian RebelSyrian rebel, fighterSecond Letter To A Syrian Rebel2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For the ouster of Assad,
Yes, war can strain the soul,
But how could you let your goal
And your heart be corrupted
By your lust for victory?
Acts of cannibalism
Filmed and posted on the web
To intimidate your foes;
Yes, war strips you of yourself,
But humanity's last shred
Is something worth protecting
You would gladly accept aide
From the U.S., yet you fight
Beside al-Qaeda members.
Regarding grim history
How can a trust be formed
From such a contradiction?
Of course, an American
Who has never known combat
Cannot fully understand
What this war has done to you.
When its final days have come,
Would hope still dwell within your heart?
Letter for the Self-BrokenTo Everyone Who Needs It,Letter for the Self-Broken2 months ago in Letters More Like This
Your mask looks stunning today. Congrats, many people have finally noticed you. It's nice to see that you're so happy... Although, I think you look just as beautiful without that mask. I also want you to know that we, I and all your friends and other loved ones, notice you everyday. (I apologize for taking you for granted if that's what's it; you're such a great person, though, and I learned to accept and expect that.) Lastly, I am glad to see you happy - and I'd be ecstatic to know that it isn't just a coat around your hollowness.
Hey, you, one of the people I love - I care about you. A lot. I need you on this world because I don't think I could handle this crazy ride without you. I need your shoulder for my tears so that I can be strong enough to be here for you now. I need your hand to hold when it's cold and you're desperate for warm temperatures. I'm here for you, too, when it comes to your heart. The ice may make it gleam beautifully, but I like w
Hungary x Male! Reader - Never Again pt.6"Whaa-- Hey! You got flour all over me!" the (h/c) child pouted, wiping his cheek with the back of his hand. In front of him, a black-haired girl grinned, her fingers covered in flour.Hungary x Male! Reader - Never Again pt.610 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Oh come on ____! Don't be such a baby!" She laughed, wiping the hand she used to flick flour at him on the blue, too-long-for-someone-her-height, apron that was tied around her neck and waist. It was a wonder how ____'s mother had tied the apron so that it reached the girl's ankle. The (h/c) boy grumbled, muttering somethings about her 'falling' and 'sleep'.
A woman, clearly in her mid 40's, laughed patting both the children's heads. ____ pouted but let out a laugh of his own after a while.
"Oh hey, wanna stay for dinner?"
"Won't I interrupt you and Sayuri though?"
"Nah, don't worry about it. Sayuri comes back somewhere around evening so we have lots of time together!" He grinned, hands behind his back. The groceries he was holding shook slightly with all the movement he made.
The Fall of Ariamis …Priscilla.The Fall of Ariamis2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I will keep you safe.
I will keep you company.
Do you remember all those years ago – when we first met? I remember it perfectly. I was so very close. So very, very close to my last shred of sanity snipping. And then I saw a peculiar little girl in white dress – you. Your left hand was occupied by a tattered doll. Your right was wet from wiping your tears. Your eyes began to water again, but I caught it for you that time. I still had a shred of humanity left, gnawing at my heart's strings to care for you, to pity, and to comfort. You were scared by my face, but I mustered a smile, and told you not to fear. You told me that you were lonely, that you were unloved.
And from that point on, I never left your side.
Do you remember all those years ago – when I saved your life? I remember it perfectly. The cursed fellow had threatened you, and I had intervened. You were bigger, but still, I needed to protect you. He chased you up the tower,
APH Lebanon- General InfoCountry Name: Republic of Lebanon (اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّةاَللُّبْنَانِيَّة al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah)APH Lebanon- General Info3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Capital City: Beirut
Home Town: Tyre
National Tree: Lebanese Cedar tree
National Anthem: Kulluna lil watan (All of us, For Our Country!)
National Animal: Striped Hyena
Human Name: Alima Mansour
Nickname(s): She doesn't have many nicknames, but the Arab states call her by, 'Lubnaniyah' or 'Lubnan' (Arabic for 'Lebanon'). The people closest to her call her by her first name. Syria, however, will either tend to call her a, 'snob' or will use the term of endearment, 'habibti'.
Human Age: Physically she's 28 (Around 2,850 years old. Born in 838 BC)
Birthday: 22nd of November (Recognition of In
Why Murdering the Chinese is WrongMy heart was still beating a little fast as I snuck into Captain Zhao's cabin and started hacking into his computer. One of the American soldiers had heard me messing around in the medical bay and nearly caught me. They didn't know anything about the plague the ship was carrying, so I didn't want to fight them. Now, the VersaLife security from China? Oh, I was going to give them a piece of my mind. By sending bullets through theirs.Why Murdering the Chinese is Wrong4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
What's this? An e-mail from Captain Zhao's daughter? ". . .Today Some nice men came to school to see me. They said they were your friends and if there was ever a problem, they would come and get me so that I could see you. i told Mommy and she didn't seem to like it but I thought they were very nice . . ."
Oh! Oh, no! Zhao's message to Walton Simons I'd found earlier the one about taking care of his daughter took on a whole different m
Hungary x Male!Reader - Never Again Pt.2"Who the heck are you?"Hungary x Male!Reader - Never Again Pt.22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Those words rang in her head, over and over, like a broken tape. After she found out _____ had amnesia from the accident, she tried to help him regain his memories back but all he did was push her away... and it hurts.. Tears welled up in her green eyes as she buried her face in her pillow.
Daniel watched his twin sister with a worried look in his eyes. He knew about Elizabetha's 'minor crush', as she liked to call it, and wanted to hit ________ in the head with a frying pan.
'How could he not remember anything?!' was Daniel's first thought when he heard what happened. His gaze went back to the crying brunette and he saw that she was already asleep. He smiled and turned to walk away but a second glance made him stop. Elizabetha was holding the (color) bear close to her chest.
It's been a week or two now. _____ has been through some intense remembering. Whenever he remembered something, his
Hungary x Reader: Best Friends (Good Ending)Hungary x Reader: Best Friends (Good Ending)1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I like you too, Hungary." You replied. Hungary smiled brightly out of joy and relief. She thought that you would've hated her for the way she acted earlier.
"Oh good! I like you too!" Hungary ran to you for a hug. Austria appeared with a music sheet.
"Well, so everything turned out fine for you two." He said sitting down and putting the music sheet in front of him. "This goes out to you both for your relationship then, I guess." He started to play (Insert Favorite Classic Song Here) and you smiled with Hungary. You both spent the whole time slow dancing to the music and sharing kisses from time to time.
Then you both did tomboyish things.
Male!Reader x Hungary - Never Again pt. 4"You're gonna be okay.. I promise.." a female said this to me softly, tears streaming down her face as she caressed mine. I was badly bruised and my arm was broken. My eyelids felt heavy and I couldn't see her face clearly. Everything was just a big blur. My head was pounding and I felt pain all over. My breathing was short and heavy.Male!Reader x Hungary - Never Again pt. 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"______!" another person came into my line of sight. From what I could tell, this person was a girl. She knelt down beside me and held my hand in hers. I could feel teardrops on my hand. "Please... don't leave me..." I was too tired to speak. Pain shot through my whole body, originating from the wound on my waist. I screamed.
I shot up in bed, screaming like I did in my dream. I panted, staring at the (f/c) fabric covering my body from the cold night air. Running my hands through my hair, I started thinking if it was a dream or a memory. These days, I never know which one is which.
"Oi.. Why'd ya scream?" I look up towards my bedroom doo
JC Denton Vs Iron ManAccording to his schematics, JC Denton knew that after hacking this keypad he would be in Tony Starks armory. His goal was clear. Secure the suits against Stark and then proceed upstairs and arrest the rogue billionaire. The security so far was a nightmare. The premises were riddled with security gadgets made by Stark himself, making them almost impossible to bypass without burning out his stack of multitools. Cameras, lasers, infrared detectors, pressure pads. Most doors, even the ones that led to the bathroom, required fingerprint scanning switches. Even outside, the perimeter was protected by many virtual fences. It has taken Denton hours to make it this far. Hours of moving in absolute silence, with tech goggles squeezing his head, wearing an overheating, because of its heavy usage, thermoptic camouflage and all that while carrying the heavy weaponry he would need if something would go wrong. So when Denton hacked the last digit of the keypad with his multitool, he couldn't hJC Denton Vs Iron Man2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 1It all began with my prick of a boyfriend, Eric.Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That fucking asshole !" I growled under my breath as I mercilessly plucked the petals off the tiny yellow flower.
You see, today, I received a text message from my boyfriend, Eric saying it's over. But not only that, I also found out that he had been cheating on me with a girl in my college art class!
I heaved a sigh, 'Of course he would pick her of all people; she's the school slut. And that filthy bastard just loves sluts !' I thought bitterly.
But why was I in the park you ask? Well, after receiving the news, I took all of his clothes (Only his clothes though. The rest of his stuff I threw out the window or smashed it to bit), walked to his apartment, threw it in his face and then left. But not without telling him just what I thought about him and his new girlfriend in my very colourful vocabulary, of course~! And after deciding that going home will probably result in me destroying everything in my house, I decided to go si
Death Battle: Luffy vs. PopeyeDeath Battle: Luffy vs. Popeye1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: Alright, the combatants are set. Let’s settle this debate once and for all.
Steel: It’s time for a DEATH BATTLE!!!
All was calm as a massive galleon cruised across the ocean's surface, its lion-head bowsprit and straw-hat wearing Jolly Roger noticeable anywhere. From its deck, one could hear merry music from a fiddle, and the members of the crew either singing or dancing along to it.
Joining them in the festivities was the captain of this ship known to all as "Thousand Sunny". That captain was none other than the famed Straw-Hat Luffy.
The song came to an end and the skeletal fiddler took a bow, his art complete. If he had a proper face, he would have smiled at the cheers.
“WOW!” Luffy said with a broad smile, “Play it again!”
Yet as the crew celebrated, a simple-looking steamboat was coming across their path up ahead. At first, the crew paid no mind to it. That all changed because, just when the skeleton
Denton Vs JensenJC Denton was walking in a dark alley, behind 'Ton Hotel. He had to do a job for the Illuminati, he had to kill one of the people who threatened the new world order. He was seen in Hell's Kitchen, asking questions about him. But he asked the wrong people. Jordan Shea called him saying that someone was looking for him. A Mech.Denton Vs Jensen4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was about to get up to the fire escape ladder, to take a look on his brothers room, when he heard something falling from the roof. He didnt have time to react when Adam Jensen landed with force beside him and knocked him of his feet. With just a thought he activated all his nano augmentations, just to be ready. It was a good move. The aggressive defensive system was beeping so loud that he was going mad, but he was content. Jensen was about to make his first bad move. The mini bombs from the claymore augmentation exploded prematurely, wounding Jensen seriously, leaving him gasping for air.
"You must be Adam Jensen. Morgan Everett says hi."
Jensen gave an angry
Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 3Taking her last sip of tea, Alice let out a content sigh. The cakes had long since been eaten and now they were enjoying another cup of tea. It started raining outside but the gentle sound of the raindrops falling is strangely hypothetic and brought peace to the visitor of the café. Alice and [Name] were lazily lounging in their chairs and enjoying the calm the rain brought.Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This café is just wonderful." Alice breathed her voice hardly audible through the rain, eyes closed.
"Yeah, I know " [Name] agreed, grinning lazily.
"How did you even find this place?"
"I stumbled upon in a few weeks ago when I was on an adventure " [Name] yawned, leaning his head back, looking to the ceiling.
"An adventure?" Alice repeated, opening her emerald green eyes.
"Yeah, adventure. I went to explore my neighbourhood but I ended up straying from the path and got a bit lost. But I saw this café but decided I wanted to go here at least once."
"Why did you just go inside then?"
Male!Reader x Hungary - Never Again pt. 3'Stupid _______' Elizabetha thought, frustrated by his sudden change of attitude. He's been ignoring her lately, running away whenever she came into the room, not making eye contact and even flinching when they made physical contact! Oh _____. When will you learn to stop hurting Elizabetha? Sigh.Male!Reader x Hungary - Never Again pt. 32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
-To _____'s room-
The (h/c) headed male was pacing around his room, chewing on his thumb. Why he was like this? Oh let's see. His mind might've forgot almost all of his past but his heart never forgot the feeling. So the 'I'm in love with a certain Hungarian' feeling is 'new' to him. He sat down, thinking if this feeling was real or he was just nervous or something alike.
Just admit it! You love her! I love her!
'What?' he looked around, searching for the source of the voice. After looking around, he realized it was his own voice, his memory. 'I... I don't remember saying that!'
Yes you did!
______ hit his head on the wall, creating a loud <em>
Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 2"Ah, we're here!"Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alice looked up at the café in front of her. It was a one-story, brown-bricked building on the corner. The windows in front were large and nicely cleaned. It seemed nice and spacious with a few people inside, there to enjoy a warm beverage on a cloudy day. Alice watched in awe as the people inside sat and chatted, sipping their drinks.
"That would be lovely to have right now " she murmured absentmindedly.
[Name] let out a small laugh, "How about we go inside then?"
Alice blushed, realizing what slipped her tongue, "Y-Yes "
Walking toward the entrance, [Name] held the door open for her, "After you."
Uttering a polite 'thank you' as she passed by, Alice stepped into the café. She heard the little ringing of a bell above and felt the warm air rushed passed her, escaping through the open door. She shivered inwardly, the warmth seeping into her bones.
"After being outside for so long, you forget how cold it really is, don't you?" [Name] laughed, slightl
Hungary x Country!Reader: Best FriendsHungary x Country!Reader: Best Friends1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
You and your best friend, Hungary had been pals since you first came to the world meetings. You both had a lot in common with each other and kind of reacted the same to situations. Though recently she had been acting...girly. You went over to her once the meeting was over.
When you walked over to her you noticed how Austria was there it seemed like he was comforting her. Once she saw you she smiled weakly and Austria left.
"Hello (C/n)." She said.
"Hey Hungary! What's wrong? You look sad."
"It's nothing really. Let's go hang out at my place. I need to tell you something." Hungary sounded a bit strained. It must've been something that had been keeping her up all night.
"Okay let's go."
You walked to the door that was already opened. Austria greeted you two.
"Hello (C/n), Hungary."
"Hi Austria." You said.
"Come in." You walked inside the big house and saw Austria go back to his piano. Hungary stared at him until he left the room.
"Okay (C/n) once I tell you this don
Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 4On their way back to Alice's house, there was an odd silence in the air. While [Name] was humming a happy tune and looking up and down the dark streets; Alice was staring down at ground like it was the most interesting thing she'd ever seen. The sound of their shoes tapping against the pavement and the slow, taunting raindrops are slowly driving Alice mad.Male!Reader x Fem!England - Bad day Ch. 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Desperate to start up a conversation, Alice blurted out a sudden "So, um-!"
[Name] looked down at the nervous blonde, "Yes?"
Alice froze. Somewhere in her mind, she hoped that he didn't actually hear her; but now that he did, she was trapped. But she honestly had nothing to say
"U-Um nice weather, isn't it ?" She said most in a whisper.
[Name] looked up at the sky curiously, holding out his hand, " Yeah, it is. It's a bit rainy but nice none the less."
"By the way, Alice-?"
Alice looked back up, "Yes?"
"How did you feel about Bella?"
" She was nice, rather friendly."
"Oh yes, Bella's a very upbe
Male!Reader x Fem!England fanfic 6[Name] was confused, to say the very least. He had had his fair share of weird job interviews but this had got to have been the weirdest…Male!Reader x Fem!England fanfic 611 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Alright, cut!” The Boss clapped twice, making all the lights switch on, “That’s a wrap!” She turned to [Name] with a smile, “Great job, [Name]~!”
‘Great job?’ Walking around an empty café at 10 pm, receiving tasks from old dusty tape recorders while getting the crap scared out of him and he did a ‘great job’? Yup, definitely the weirdest job interview he ever had…
[Name] heard two relieved sighs coming from behind, making him turn around.
The young man stood up from the table and stretched briefly before turning and began untying the woman.
“You two did an amazing job. Very convincing~”
“Thanks, Boss. It was our pleasure.” The woman replied, tying her dark brown hair into a bun.
Wait, she sounded familiar…
Hungary x Male! Reader - Never again pt. 5"_____! Heeelp meee!"Hungary x Male! Reader - Never again pt. 511 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Liz?!" A five year old, (h/c) boy ran across the courtyard towards the oak tree. He looked around frantically for his friend, Elizabetha, when he heard a whisper from above. Being the scaredy-cat that he was, he shivered. (E/c) eyes looking for another person in the perimeter, he let out a shaky breath when there was not a single soul. That was when he heard the whisper again, only this time closer. Time stood still for the boy. Nervous glances looking for anything that could have made the sound.
"Boo," a shriek was heard, one that could have easily have been mistaken for a girl's. A high pitched laughter was followed after that. The Hungarian child jumped down, landing on her feet. Her laughter still did not stop as she sat there, tears bubbling at the corner of her eyes. The (h/c) pouted.
"That was NOT funny, Lizzie!" he stomped away. The girl followed him, trying to get him to stop pouting but all she did was laugh more.
Character Bio: NukillaCharacter Bio: Nukilla2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Birthplace: Unknown planet
Age: 18 earth years
Height: 7ft. 4in.
Eye color: Purple
Body type: Very curvaceous, large belly from time to time
Breasts: J cup
Butt: Large and fit
Description: Nukilla is an alien belonging to the super alien covenant known as The Koretonians. Nukilla is a part of the covenant’s largest and arguably most feared race. A humanoid type species with incredible adaptability and are able to learn, overcome, and survive in the harshest of environments. Nukilla is young by earth’s standards but has already fully matured and her life span can reach up to several century’s.
Personality: Though Nukilla is old enough to take ownership of a vessel, she doesn’t quite understand the responsibilities that come with it. She still holds onto a lot of her young, naïve and immature characteristics. She for one loves food and like all KORE women are able
Ultimate Showdown Song ParodyThe Ultimate Battle of League of Legends Champions Song ParodyUltimate Showdown Song Parody4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Parody of The Ultimate Showdown of the Ultimate Destiny
By Zach Melmet
Fed chogath was feasting about
The league like it was an in-n-out
When suddenly hiemerdinger burst from the shade
And hit chogath with a cussion grenade
Chogath got pissed and began to scream
But got distracted by nidalee
Who proceeded to pounce him in cougar stance
When sona came and made them all dance
And sona started singing a cool beat
When she got hit by evelynns feet
But before Evelyn could shadow walk away
Amumu hugged her asked to stay
But amumu started crying from all of his fears
And drowned Evelyn in all of his tears
Then he became sad and ran away
But tf ulted in the way
This is the ultimate battle
Of league of legends champions
Silences stuns and spell casting
As far as the fog of war
And only 1 can beat all
And take home all the winnings
This is the ultimate battle
Of league of legends champions
Chogath ate all of twisted fate