How to make an Alien speciesHow to make an Alien species, a guide I hope you may find useful.How to make an Alien species6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
This is not a definitive guide; nor are any of these hard-and-fast rules; these steps do not need to be done in any particular order; you can do do them any way you please, or even go back and forth from one to another; this is just a simple guide to one way of making an Alien species, that I hope you may find helpful.
Step 1: A basic idea
Get a basic idea of what you want your species to be like: are they active or indolent; united or divided; expansive or conservative?
Example: have an idea for an alien species called the Kyrzik: the Kyrzik are a greedy, avaricious species, intent on acquisition, which drives their expansion into space; despite their greedy(thieving) nature, or because of it, they live by a strict code of conduct.
Step 2: Environment
This may seem a bit backward, I believe you need to decide what environment your species inhabits before the physical details: remember, your species evolved to fit the en
ravine bonus story- hurrons taleravine bonus story- hurrons tale4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bear . Wolf, eagle. Always these beasts could turn the hunter into prey. Hurron knew this, it was a knowledge his father taught him well on his first bleeding of the snow.
Up in the cold you keep these three rulers in mind at all times, especially at the winters end, for wolf is still rabid with winters hunger. Bear awakens from its slumber sharing the same thought as the wolf, and northern eagles, they are always a threat. In time, they learned to wound their prey and watch it bleed to death. Yes, three ruled the mountains, but on the day of bleeding of the snow, they were all prey
Hurron pretended to be sleeping, while he watched his son standing guard by the fire. Boy has grown strong, stronger than the old wives of the village have foreseen. However, that was not surprising. Hurron never looked kindly on the self-proclaimed prophets. Fate is what one makes of it, and his
Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.5Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.55 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Buizel and Poochyena had bowls full of Pokéfood and apple juice, enjoying it on the floor as the old man and I sat at the table as usual.
"I never thought I would've seen it, Thomas," he said, smiling with such pride, "You in the presence of Pokémon; who'd of thought it? I just never believed it could happen."
"It's like you said, Old Man," I replied quietly, "I never knew when Well, I'm not in 'love' with them, but I-"
"I understand," he cut me off nicely, "So, do you think you are going to keep them?"
My eyes widened with a face of 'awakening', if you would think. Keeping them?
Wow, what a wake-up call. I did not even think that far.
"Old man, I don't even think that I could even go so far to capture them, especially after all they've been through," I said.
He took a sip of his juice and looked at me. "Oh, are you sure? I'm sure those two young boys would be perfect for you to take care of."
I'm sure I did a double-take there as I blinked. I was taken back.
"Did you s
Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.4Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.45 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sunlight was the thing that woke me up today as I woke up to an extremely bright light. My window was above my head on the bed, so it just beamed right in my eyes. I groaned as I pulled the sheets over my face. I looked at the clock: 9:00 exactly. I wondered why I had gotten up so early; I might as well sleep in. I didn't have to start my day until over a half an hour
Suddenly, I flew the covers off me. That was right! I was going to check on Buizel and Poochyena today!
I quickly threw on my usual outfit. After I tied my headband, I grabbed my backpack and grabbed the usual breakfast sandwich. I shoved it all in my mouth as I ran out the door, locked it, and ran to the beach as fast as I could.
I was panting for air as I landed on the soft sand of the alcove. I looked around and began to investigate the area as I gripped my backpack tight. I checked carefully around where I had come from and the ocean line I could see. I saw absolutely no sign of either of them.
Then, an idea
Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.14Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.145 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun rose up on another beautiful day as the spirit of Kilyla City got ready to get back into the swing of things. The sunlight once again started to come up over the trees of the woods behind my home. The sunbeams were able to finally creep through my window and into my eyes. I remember I squinted as I kicked my feet in a tantrum. It was morning already? It couldn't be. I didn't accept it! I started to put the blankets over my eyes and try to go back to glorious sleep.
Suddenly, I remembered the little guys in the corner of my room sleeping on the bed I made. I quietly jumped out of my bed and quickly changed into my regular attire. Since I loved my sweatshirt so much, I had actually bought pairs, so I had an extra. After I had finished dressing and tied my headband, I slowly tip-toed over to them and looked at them carefully.
Poochyena was lying on his back. He was so cute. His tongue was sticking out of the side of his mouth, and his right ear and paws keep twitching. I giggled a
Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.36Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.364 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My heart fluttered with happiness. I smiled at them. I mean, if we remember, I mentioned that the bond between us was a brotherly bond. Now these two made it a reality. I had a family again. I had two older brother who loved me and care about me. They smiled at me. It made me so excited just to be with them now that I heard that.
"We'll explain," Sasuke said, "After all that happened up to that point, we wanted to show you how we felt about you. So, we decided to draw you a picture."
"The picture you showed that night I came back from the carnival," I said.
"Yes," Naruto nodded and continued, "When we showed it to you, we could tell you loved it. And when you told us you loved us back, we decided to stay with you. We loved you and never wanted to leave your side."
"That whole month you spent with us made our love for you grow," Sasuke added, "You tickled us, snuggled us, nursed us to health from sickness and injuries, and many other things. We had never felt so loved."
I nodded a
Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.1Thomas Buizel Poochyena: Ch.15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aw, geez, I usually am not any good at telling stories, especially ones about myself. What the heck? I love a good challenge nowadays.
You know something? I know crazy things happen in the world of Pokémon, but I never thought anything would be anything like my life.
Wait, no Dang it! I already failed at my story. I didn't even tell you my name Aw, well, might as well retry and get started. Sorry if I sound uninterested or lazy, I get nervous when I tell my personal story. I really am a nice, caring, and "sweet" guy, according to some elderly women that told me. Uhh
Okay, my name is Thomas Oliver Gungsten. Well Actually, my REAL name is Oliver Thomas Gungsten. However, because I really hate the name Oliver and my parents um aren't here anymore, I decided to change the order and become Thomas instead.
I lived in a "famous" city, or so I am told, called Kilyla City. It's a little island near the Sinnoh Region. You may never have heard of it
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"Don't do this, Richard!" she yelled. Her voice reverberated from the walls of the meeting hall, seemingly preventing the elders from issuing a response. I sensed frustration overwhelming her and frowned. Now was not the time for Monica to become indignant.
"Get the devil out of there, woman," I muttered from where I stood, outside the abandoned church whose sanctuary was being used as a place of reckoning. The perfect guise for a covert organization, if I had to be honest. The grounds were surrounded by an ivy-choked wrought iron fence, the area poorly lit to discourage passersby from trespassing. I felt an undercurrent running through the very earth itself, as though spirits could pass through dirt and mark an area sacred. Incantations, no doubt. It made me the sole irreverent creature digging my feet into hallowed ground.
Indulging in a deep, steadying breath, I stopped myself from projecting the thought of caution to my watcher. Instead, I shut my eyes. My powers
Another ManI enter the city wearing another man's face and surrounded by another nation's soldiers. The sun is high, like our spirits, and the limestone walls shine bright and immovable as a god. As I march through the gate with the rest of my 'comrades', I observe the mechanism that works it.Another Man5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Inside, the city is a bustle of colour and a riot of noise. Women throw flower petals and children run to tie strips of bright fabric onto the spikes of our armour. We have met the savage wildlings in pitch battle and returned victorious, so the crowd crown us heroes. Amongst nine-hundred such brave men, one savage smiles along with them. The sun has dried the blood on my face. I hope it will last.
A young woman steps forward and hands me a posy of yellow flowers. She retreats back into the crowd, but not before I notice her drawn face and twig arms. On closer inspection, there are many in the crowd who appear less fed than they should be. The cost of a long conflict.
Signs of the war are more apparent once
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Vs Rioku Whoa, where did you come from!?
Victory Hey, are you all right? You took me by surprise, so I
Vs Claudia She's good I guess I'll have to go all out.
Victory I may take you up on some of those lessons you offer.
Vs Claude I accept your noble challenge, my good man.
Victory Wait, your real name is Chirimoyo? How in the world is Claude a nickname for that?
Vs Shin Not very social and talkative, are you?
Victory I can't resist saying it. Why so serious?
Vs Franko Who are you?
Victory I gotta hand it to you; you're one of the most mysterious opponents I've ever faced.
Vs Molly I'm not pulling my punches, just because you're my girlfriend.
Victory I'm heard of abusive boyfriends, but geez
Vs Purgatory Purgy... time to see if your training paid off.
Victory Look at me, Purgatory; compared to what I am, you're not a demon, so be proud of who you a
Slime Girl TF Transformation PodAnna sat there waiting, her foot quivering with eager tension. She was the next person to try a whirl at the Transformation Pod, an egg-shaped machine that could take a person and change them into any thing possible, even inanimate objects. But that wasn't what Anna was here for. Truth be told Anna didn't know why she was here. She watched the screen of the video monitor that showed the before and after photos of previous subjects. A nurse who had been changed into a bunny hybrid. One of the ears twitched as she looked at her iPad. "Anna Darmond?" Her cute lilting voice called.Slime Girl TF Transformation Pod1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yes?" Anna said tripping over her own feet as she stood up.
"You're next." The nurse said turning around leading Anna down a long corridor. Pushing threw one of the set of doors Anna looked at the flashing Transformation Pod with a sense of awed fear. The nurse giggled. "Have you made your selection?"
"No... was too nervous to think a
Quenya NamesName MeaningQuenya Names8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Aikanar Sharp Flame
Aiwendil Friend of Birds
Aldaron Lord of Trees
Ambarato Champion of Doom
Angarato Iron Champion
Aracano High Chieftain
Arakano High Commander
Arafinwe Noble Finwe
Atanamir Jewel of Man
Atarinke Little Father
Carnistir Red faced
Curufinwe Wise/skillful son of Finwe
Curumo Man of cunning devices
Elmo Dear star
Elwe Star Male
Eonwe Strong Son
Eru The One
Feanoro Spirit of Fire
Feanturi Master of Spirits
Findekano Skilled Hero
Finderato Gold Champion
Finwe Skilled one
Iarwain Ben-Adar Old without Father
Matty vs Elek and Sento: Ch.1Matty vs Elek and Sento: Ch.15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As a crisp autumn day passed through the streets of Las Vegas, America, the city-folk began to begin the normal day as usual. But, you could tell that the weather was beginning to drop as people were bundled up in coats and jackets. Children dragged their feet hopelessly to school buildings and stores, grabbing the necessary items to cross the desolate desert of scholastic learning. But, the leaves were beautiful simply a wonder to behold. The colors looked like something out of a rich art museum. There must've been someone behind the beautiful design of these leaves
The American Phenomenon, Matty Morse, shivered as he rushed through the streets with his hands in his pockets. He was wearing a short-sleeve shirt after all, and those arm-sleeve accessories didn't seem to help one bit. He breathed heavily as he began to slow down walking.
"Huff, how do people stand weather like this?" Matty said, his teeth chattering, "You'd think I'd be used to this, since I wa
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Abayomi Brings Joy
Abju Hill of the Symbol
Symbiotic Boots, Part 1: Escape from OscorpSymbiotic Boots, Part 1: Escape from Oscorp3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part 1: Escape from Oscorp
"Somebody better have a good explanation for what just happened here!" said Mr. Denzen furiously. A vein in his forehead was known to bulge when he got especially angry, and it was doing exactly that right now.
A short, slinder boy with thick glasses who couldn't have been more than 30 jogged over to Denzen after looking at a computer monitor.
"Umm, sir, if you come this way, I can explain everything."
Denzen walked towards the computer monitor, and as he did, the boy, whose name was Jake, explained the situation.
"Well, sir, as you know, Oscorp has been developing a super suit based on the symbiotes."
Denzen nodded. By this time they were near the computer monitor. Jake sat down and typed something in quickly, and a graphic popped up on the computer. It displayed a featureless man rotating 360 degrees to show every angle.
"We took samples from every symbiote currently still with us, and well as a few samples we had in storage of oth
Female Quenya NamesName MeaningFemale Quenya Names8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Ancalime Most Bright
Amarie Of the Home
Amilesse Mother Name
Artanis Noble Woman
Earwen Sea Maiden
Elentari Star Queen
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Adhra An apology
Adimu Unique, Rare
Afiya Wellness, Health
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Badrak He has mercy
Bahari One who sails
One DayMy heart cracks as he smiles that smirkOne Day3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The pain inside threatens to overtake me
I realise to my utermost internal dread
That beautiful smile just isn't meant for me
He treats me like his dear sweet friend
Then cuts me down to please his humour
Teases me relentlessly until I breakdown
All the while passing it off as a bit of fun
Sometimes he treats me like a precious little gem
Until he sees her then I am tossed aside
Like a second-hand doll he has no use for
Still I forgive him against my better judgement
I should no better I should let him go
But those mischievous eyes silence my conscience
My brain is numb only to be powered by desire
The desire to want what I will never have
He trails after her like a long lost pet
Its pathetic to watch yet heartwrenching too
He will never love or gaze at me like that
I am just a small convinient pawn in his game
His puppet to abuse and heart to play with
One day he'll see how broken I am
One day he'll know that he destroyed me
One day I hope to be
I like youSo you're depressed ?I like you2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're feeling empty?
You can't take yourself anymore?
Then let me tell you this:
I like you.
I like you the way you are.
You don't have to smile for me
You don't have to play it all down
You don't even have to be around
Let me tell you this:
I know that it's hard
I know you don't want to be like this
I know you'd like to smile for me
You don't have to make me happy,
When you can't
You don't have to comfort me,
When you don't know how
You don't have to be better,
Than you already are.
I tell you this:
I like you
Female Biblical NamesAbi My Father, GOD's WillFemale Biblical Names8 years ago in Settings More Like This
Abia GOD is Father
Abiah GOD is Father
Abigail Father's Joy
Abihail Cause of strength
Abijah GOD's Will
Abishag My father wanders
The Grim ReaperThe Grim Reaper4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He waits for me patiently
With wide open arms
Ready to take me to my grave
To my long-awaited death
He becomes my father
My protecter on Earth
Soon he will carry me away
To a place beyond heaven and hell
He comforts me in the night
Hands me the razor on my darkest days
Ready to hear my sad tales
And coax me to fall to death
He tells me of a world
Filled with isolation and pain
A world that would feel like home
Soon I will be ready to leave
He catches the tear drops
As if each one were precious
He begs me to look in the mirror
As I run the razor across my skin
Each mark tells a story
Of which he plays a main part
My dear, sweet Grim Reaper
Will send me to a place of hurt and torture
For which I happily think of
As I slide the cool metal deep into my skin
And watch the ruby droplets slither down my arm
While the Grim Reaper joyfully looks on
Proud of his new victim