Lawrence of ArabiaA candle flickered amberLawrence of Arabia8 months 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 Rebel1 year 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?
AmericaXReader - Have No Fear, Your Hero is HereAmericaXReader - Have No Fear, Your Hero is Here5 months ago in Romance More Like This
Your eyes felt heavy like lead as you laid in bed next to Alfred. No matter what you did, you couldn't find a comfortable position due to your recent back pain. There was this stabbing feeling in your lower back. You could feel it all the way down your hamstrings and to the back of your knee. There was even a painful stiffness to your ankle because of your tensed leg muscles. This aggravated you to no end. You were tired and you wanted to sleep, but your bodily pain was far too difficult to repress. Not only were you aggravated, but you were just flat out grumpy. The kind of grumpy where you know you can't do anything about the thing you don't like. The tired kind of grumpy where you only wanted to do one of two things: sleep or cry. Since the more preferable option was unattainable, you altered for the other.
You lay on your back, inspecting all the little grooves in the ceiling. Your chest flexed as your breath became strobe-like. You had your arms crossed over your stomach and frown
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
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,
Defunct FuturesSo, what's it like in the year 2012 in the...Defunct Futures2 years ago in Settings More Like This
2012 in 50's-world, everyone in the US wears hats. Men wear suits, women wear dresses or cute pantsuits. T-shirts and jeans or sweats are something nobody older than a teenager would be caught wearing. There are a lot of uniforms. Everything is very clean and often metallic or gleaming.
The Cold War is of course going on, and China, the Soviet Union, indeed everything from East Germany to Vietnam is the Red World, a unified entity which includes some parts of Africa, including the Red Congo. (Cuba, on the other side, is Capitalist and more-or-less democratic, if corrupt). Everyone in the Red World dresses the same, drives the same standard car, and reports for interrogation four times a year. (Except for the Inner Committee. But to get to that position on must have taken the interrogation drugs dozens of times). Although a "standardized" Socialist culture is promoted, the Chinese are still Chinese, and the increasing tendency of
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
The Empty ChildThe Empty ChildThe Empty Child2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear everything too loudly
I am falling apart
I grew up too fast
I am still a child
I cannot stand still
I see every detail
I cannot remember what I'm doing
I talk about dinosaurs and doctors and darkrooms
I cry for no reason
I do not have the ability to cry now
I see the world differently
I wish you saw it like me
I have a puzzle to put together
I wonder if you'll help me
I hear a song and must sing it
I see a picture and must take it
I see a world, a broken world
I want to fix that, too
I want to play
I need to work
I close my eyes and fall asleep
I remember everything
I forget my head
I stand in blue light
I see the world in shades of blue
I am lost
I have been waiting for you
I am the empty child
Are you my mommy?
Oh Deutschland hoch in Ehren englisch versionOh Deutschland hoch in Ehren englisch version2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Oh Germany in high esteem
Text by Ludwig Bauer and melody by Henry Hugo Pierson in 1859
Oh Germany in high esteem,
you sacred land of loyality,
always lights your fame´s shine,
in east and west anew!
You stand firm as thy mountains,
against the force of the enemy and deception,
and like the eagle's flight from the nest
your spirit will fly.
Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Show him, show the enemy,
that we stand together faithfully!
He dares to test our old strength,
when the battle-cry rages against us!
| : Hold out in the roaring storm! : |
Remember your fathers!
Remember the great age.
As Germany's good knight´s sword,
was victorious in every battle!
These are the old swords still,
this is the german heart.
You´ll never bring us back to the yoke,
we´ll stand firmly like iron!
Hold out! Hold out!
Let waft up the banner!
Show proudly, show the world
that we stand together faithfully.
That old german strength will be proved,
no matter if the peace shines,
Mercenary 1-1MERCENARYMercenary 1-12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: Blood is Beauty
Release One: Pages 1 - 3
THE COLD AIR in Baron Rorke's study did little to calm his nerves. He was expecting visitors this night and they were not the best of company. A shiver of dread ran down his spine and he spent most of the twilight hours staring out of a large window which stood behind his writing desk. It was amazing, he felt, how quickly a man could become attached to a life of luxury; only to be made painfully aware of how easy it was to lose it. War was always a frightening thing, even more so when one had the knowledge and sense to realise that it was no longer an exercise of glory, but a simple festival of bloodshed and cold murder. In war it did not matter if you impaled a stranger on the edge of your sword, such a thing would be punishable in any city or country, but in times of war it became an accepted norm. If the man in front of you wore a different colour, then it was alright to kill him, it was alright to rip him apart fo
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
'Lucius' PewDiePie wake up in the morning songWake up in the morning not giving a single sh*t'Lucius' PewDiePie wake up in the morning song2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
got my panties and bengt, I'm out the door, I'm gonna hit this mansion,
Before I leave, kill Gene, cause I don't like his smoking
Cause' once I've tasted blood there's no going back
I got that telekinesis on the go, go
What'd you put in these scones, scones?
Head maids about to go, go
I'm sayin, forever more, more
Walking up to the pantry
I'm starting to get a bit, diz-zy
Don't stop, on the dot
deaths in every single spot
tonight, Imma slice
'Til we see the sunlight
Tick tock on the clock
But the killings don't stop, no
Don't stop, now their shocked
And I've only just begun
Tonight, I see dad , and you know that must be bad
I'm the son of satin, hear your fright
Slip, smack, back will crack,
Icicles are gonna, fall
Ain't got a care in world, but I got plenty of weapons
Don't got no rules in my head, but I still get game overs
And now, the clues are lining up, cause Macguffin's here under orders
I got no sense anymore, because I work with
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 Wrong3 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
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
Mando'a Lesson 12Mando'a Lesson 12Mando'a Lesson 124 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
On Time jat'ca'nara
Week - Ray'ture
What time is it? Tion ca'nara [cuy] ibic?
When are we meeting? Tion'tuur mhi urcie?
Sigil (Symbol on Armour) Aliik
Poem for My 2nd Semester English Teacher(Short v.)You stapled these words to the page.Poem for My 2nd Semester English Teacher(Short v.)1 month ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like a modern day tyrant,
You denied them the little humanity
You trapped their souls into
And threw them to the curb,
I understand that certain things
Should be left Inhuman
But we even give hurricanes names.
You taught us to separate the person from the art,
But if the art is about that person, you can’t pull them apart
Why Nobody Invites Xiva To The Movies(WARNING! THE FOLLOWING IS AN ART TRADE WITH LESHAWK, AND AS SUCH, FEATURES FLATULENCE, ANTHROS, VORE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO READ IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO!)Why Nobody Invites Xiva To The Movies1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Between you and me, I have to say” Pierce turned to Tanya as they both sat on the couch “…this stinks.”
Tanya turned to him, glaring. “Even by your standards that wasn’t funny.”
“I’m feeling kind of lightheaded, you can’t really blame me for not working at maximum capacity.”
Looking away with a sigh, Tanya waved at her face, trying to push the wretched stink away. She and Pierce, a regular human and a catman, respectively, sat waiting for their dear friend Xiva to finish up in the bathroom before they went to catch a movie.
Xiva, being a g’nomek woman, was particularly infamous for her rather lengthy and eventful sessions on the toilet. As such, her friends had the foresight to arrive early so she could go ahead and use the bathroom without making them late.
I'm leaving this world for youNo man can provoke me to start a war and fight.I'm leaving this world for you4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I refuse to battle the fools, any day or night.
No food can satisfy me as much as before.
I don't desire flesh as much as a whore.
No music is quite necessary to make me want to dance.
Thinking of you is what puts me in a musical trance.
No games interest me. I don't even watch sports news.
I'm leaving this world because I need to be with you.
Mando'a Lesson 10Mando'a Lesson 10Mando'a Lesson 104 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I want to center this post around verbs (conjugating and tenses and the like) because I haven't focused on them the way I should have with the other lessons. Since I was learning myself, it was a lot easier to start with nouns, and learn to rattle those off first, instead of slowly building sentences and workable conversation.
The lesson will be in regular text, I will put round brackets around notes from me, and square brackets around direct "lesson quotes" from Karen Traviss' Grammar Guide. (Which of course, can be found on her webpage, and I highly recommend reading it.)
Similar to most European languages, Mando'a verbs end in either ar, er, ir, or, or ur. Removing the r from the verb produces the stem.
(This is something I think I was forgetting when I tried to conjugate my verbs in previous lessons. Oh, how fun it is to teach oneself. KT could probably make a fortune offering a cla
Mando'a Lesson 15Mando'a Lesson 154 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Mando'a Lesson 15
Olarom! Ner gai Linzero. Jate'urcyce gar. Ni dala. Ni Tay'haai. Ni borari ti solegote, bal ni ori Ka'ra Akaane cuar'tomade.
Ni gana t'ad vode bal nu'ni kartayli. Ni gana munit daryc gemas bal daryc sur'haiie. Ni skotah bal nuh'la.
Ner beskar'gam sale racin ge'tal bal ne'tra. Ni juri solus beskad bal solus tracy'uur. Ner yaim pirebu suumpir bal bic ciryc vaii ni oyacyi. Ni emmuri nuhoyir, epar agol, bal piru gal.
Welcome! My name is Linzero. It's good to meet you. I am a woman. I am a Librarian. I work with computers and I am a big Star Wars Fan.
I have two siblings and I am not married. I have long brown hair and brown eyes. I am short and funny.
My armour colours are pale red and black. I car
Request: Allmurdrsluvjam: Chibi!Reader x Turkey"Ha ha! I told you I would be able to win _______!" Turkey bragged as he held a crying ______ under his arm.Request: Allmurdrsluvjam: Chibi!Reader x Turkey2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
France wiped his forehead. He didn't even try-- but Turkey didn't have to know that.
"Oui, Oui, I know. Ohhhh-- But please don't take poor _______! She is my little sister! Please…." 'Come On France! Keep pushing! She's a little brat and you don't want him to feel bad and give her back. Add the sugar!'
France slowly pulled himself off the ground (trying to be all dramatic) and quietly whimpered. "Fine… you won her fair and square… go!"
Turkey flashed a toothy smile. "Very well! I won't see you anymore and neither will she!" Turkey readjusted you under his arm and tossed you up a little, making you grab for anything to hold on to. You cried again.
"FWANCE! NO NO NO NO!" You grabbed toward him as Turkey turned around and started walking away. France felt a sharp ping in his heart as you started sobbing onto Turkey's nice silk clothes.
His mouth twisted into a small smile
cinderella died yesterday"burn your tiaras,cinderella died yesterday2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
bury your fairy godmother.
it's time for you to grow up now, you're
no peter pan.
forget never never land.
stars are just burning balls of gas that are
slowly running out of time- they can't
hear your wishes.
cast aside your dr. seuss books like you will
later cast aside your bibles.
after all, a fairy tale is a fairytale is a fairytale.
life will teach you that.
grace, you were born into a role
only a very strong girl can play.
see, society will hate you for being
what they don't want to believe.
surrender your throne, your castle is under siege.
stop being fascinated with the sky,
you'll never go there.
keep your feet on the ground, and steady yourself
before you help another.
your brain is more logical than your heart,
therefore take your instructions from it.
promises can be broken as easily as can be made.
do not rely on something as weak as miracles and love-
and if you only have one piece of armor,
defend your back from the people you trust the most.
Murder at Biofuel factoryUNSPEAKABLE HORROR ON BIOFUEL FACTORYMurder at Biofuel factory6 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Maniac shoots, kills and burns his 4 Augmented coworkers.
Terror striked last night at the Biofuel factory just outside of Oklahoma. Bob Survillan, a worker has committed a disgusting hate crime against four innocent augmented workers. While the poor workers were oiling their actuators, Survillan took out a pistol from his bag, and killed them. He then cut of their augmentations with a chainsaw and then emptied 2 barrels of ethanol fuel on each of them, tied them on the flag poles and set them on fire.
A big crowd swarmed because of the fire. Some of the areas purists gathered to cheer the death of the innocent workers. He was arrested an hour later at the crime scene without a fight while he was shouting insults at his dead victims. As the officers escorted him to the car the purists saluted him as a hero. "Its good to see someone is willing to fight for the purity of the race ma'am. If man like him didn't fight the whole world is goi