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?
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, Syria2 years 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
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.
Letter for the Self-BrokenTo Everyone Who Needs It,Letter for the Self-Broken3 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
Too Gay follow-upAfter all the responses I got on my first piece, I feel like I need to clarify why complaining about people being "too gay" is harmful and the (often unrealized) implications of those words. I present the most common argument I heard.Too Gay follow-up2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"I have no problem with gays. I have gay friends, but they don't act flaming/butch but rather like normal people. Why can't you just be gay and not have to act like it or let everybody know?"
Implication: "I have no problem with gays so long as they act like me. I am uncomfortable with people who act in a stereotypically gay fashion because it is not "normal". I see gender non-conformity or homosexuality as inherently wrong or inferior and therefore as something to be suppressed or embarrassed of. If you are gay, that's fine, so long as I don't have to be confronted with something that I disagree with."
Why this is harmful: Telling someone to suppress a part of their personality is offensive in gene
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,
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
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
Tau-English DictionaryTau/English DictionaryTau-English Dictionary5 years ago in Settings More Like This
How to use this Dictionary: The first column is the English spelling and pronunciation, the second is the tau spelling, the third is the meaning. Sections in quotation marks are literal translations. N means noun, V means verb, Adj means adjective, PN means proper noun, numbers following these abbreviations mean multiple meanings
Al Al N; structure, organization, Adj; small
Aloh Aloh Adj; cold
An An Adj; location (as in 'the place of union' 'An'lissera')
Anuk Anuk N; bird
Ar Ar Adj; high, both in altitude and respect/morals/etc.
Ar'Cea Ar'Cea PN; "High Ones," Eldar
Au Au N; age, era, period of time
Aun Aun Adj; ethereal, celestial, N; an Ethereal
Au'taal Au'taal PN; "time of salvation" a tau sept world
B B N; a shepherd, V; to shepherd
Bap Bap Adj; lost
Be'Gel Be'Gel PN; Orks, including all subspecies, as a race
Bentu'sin Bentu'sin PN; "Wise-gifted Ones," Demiurg
B'kak B'kak N; "Sand Herder," shepherd of sand creatures?
TF2 vs 40kTF2 vs 40k7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Team Fortress 2, Ork style!
Engineer: Big Mek.
Nah lissen boy, oim a mek, and dat meenz oi fix problemz. Not problemz like what is dakka, dat falls in yer own ideas of brainitude! i fix reel problems. Loike 'ow am oi gonna kill some puny 'umie in a bunka? da answer? use some gubbinz. and if'n dat dont werk? use more gubbinz. Take dis, shokk attack gun, designed boi me, made boi me, and you best hope...not pointed at yoo!
Heavy weapons guy: Flash Git
I'm a Flash git, and dis...is my weapon. It fires kustum made bullets at free fahsand shots a minnit... It costs seven 'undred teef, ta fire dis gun, for...sum seconds!
zoggin' 'ell who touched Shouty? Dats it...'OO TOUCHED MAH DAKKA?!
Sum boyz fink dey can outfink me... maybe... maybe... I've yet ta meet one dat can outfink dakka!
Soldier: Ork boy
If deres a battle to be fort, den yoo must fight!
Ghazghkull Thraka sed dat, an I fink 'e kno's a bit more abaht krumpin' dan yoo do boy, becuz 'e invented it! An' den 'e perfected it so no livin
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
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
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
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 Movies2 years 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.
BADUM, TISH -OKAY TO BE GAY-England: America. I have a confession to make.BADUM, TISH -OKAY TO BE GAY-4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
America: Orly? *looking hopeful*
England: I think I'm gay.
America: Well no freaking duh, idiot. You believe in unicorns and fairies, and don't think manly stuff like aliens exist. Plus you have little imaginary friends that follow you everywhere-
England: you can SEE them~? 8D
America: Ah, no. I just know cause you talk about them constantly. Another thing is you moaned when I slapped your ass the other day. I kinda knew you were gay for a long time, now, Artie.
~BA DUM, TISH~
China: *sitting on S.Korea* SAY SORRY.
China: YOU STOLE MY CATCHPHRASE.
China: *stands up and stomps on him*
S.Korea: OOF. DAMN ASIANS. TAIWAN, A LITTLE HELP HERE.
Taiwan: *still failing at meditating* >>
China: GIVE IT BACK.
China: YES, DA-ZEE!
China: Yes, da-zee~?
China: Nah, I think I
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
Denton Vs Jensen 2:'Ton's RoofDenton was about to jump up to the fire escape when he heard a police officer behind him yell freeze. He turned around to face him.Denton Vs Jensen 2:'Ton's Roof4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Anti-terrorist operations in progress. I am UNATCO agent JC Denton," he said and flashed his ID. "Get your man and surround the Hotel. Anyone except me trying to leave, shoot to kill. You might not get a second chance. And call the SWAT we will..."
"Who do you think you are giving orders to, "agent"? The days that UNATCO did whatever they wished are over." Officer Millan glared at Denton. Not too long ago UNATCO opened fire on a crowd of protesters here in New York, before he overthrew Page.
"US national security is threatened by a known terrorist. It's not only under my jurisdiction, but it's also my duty to act. Now stop protecting this criminal by wasting my time."
"I don't see why you don't make Hell's Kitchen your official HQ, so many times you have put it under U.N. jurisdiction.."
"What happened Sir?" asked a young cop behind the officer.
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?
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.
The ScientistLove does not exist. I console to that fact and point out reasons to further prove it.The Scientist5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
a scientific reaction dating back to early human evolution, where the male species insinctively chose the more attractive female species in order to produce healthier offsprings in the future; it's hardwired in all of us as a primal instinct, thus settling as a base need --to reproduce more effectively our own kind for the generations to come.
a basic maternal and/or paternal instinct evident in most mammals in the animal kingdom. Its primary function is to protect our offsprings from external forces that would otherwise cause harm and moreover prevent our kind from progressing further.
a chemical reaction in our brain that results from a ratio of attraction and care. Responsible for this is a hormone called serotonin, a hormone that heightens our mood and numbs the pain receptors in our body.
Love as a concrete feeling/emotion? I highly doubt it. If it we
Mercenary 1-1MERCENARYMercenary 1-13 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
Because of HimBecause of him, I laugh differentlyBecause of Him4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I never turn off my phone
I curse like a sailor
I listen to new music
I lose sleep
I cry dry tears
I love myself, if only for a moment
I know true pain
I know true bliss
I am different, because of him.
A 40K ChristmasTwas the night before ChristmasA 40K Christmas9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and all through the barracks
not a creature was stirring not even the ferrets.
The servitor stalked through the hallways with care
as though in fear they may be mauled by a bear.
The Space Marines all tucked in tight in their bunks,
dreaming of blowing the 'nids into chunks.
When all of a sudden there arose a great clatter,
I called an Inquisitor to look into the matter.
I ran to the hanger, Laspistol in hand,
and saw a red Thunderhawk with a single white band.
From it there walked a man clad in red,
no sign of a helmet atop his great bearded head.
He carried a sack filled with hundreds of boxes,
and for a moment my fear fell upon poxes,
but then he laughed, in a great 'belly-laugh',
knocking me down, out of reach of my staff.
And then in a time no more than a heartbeat,
he drew out a present and laid it at my feet.
He made his way past the security beams,
giving presents to soldiers who were deep in their dreams.
When he w