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
An extension of How not to Write Love Interests“Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” - C.S LewisAn extension of How not to Write Love Interests2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
This quote is about faith not love, but you can see how the same logic applies. If faith is not merely to "feel" as if you believe something, why should love be merely to "feel" that you like something?
In the end, faith is remembering you have reason to believe, and love is a choice about how you treat someone. Feelings are irrelevant. They are passing. They are constantly changing, and that's natural. They can indeed play a role in our decisions about relationships, but are a fickle factor to base an entire decision off of. It's like building a house on the sand. We're human beings with intelligence, and there is no such thing as a feeling so powerful we HAVE to act on it-that is fantasy.
What about circumstances? What about age? Can it ever be simply a waste of time?
On my last deviation, people arg
Caelum Sky- Chapter 3Caelum Sky- Chapter 36 years ago in Spiritual & Occult More Like This
Caelum Sky Chapter 3
Its here; I know that damn thing is still here the angels voice strained in frustration- something far away, garbled, swimming in echoes and muted through glass, but I could hear it as I groggily woke up. My body remained in a crunch, at the extreme angle I was shot out at, butt-first, wedged in something solid. I opened my eyes to a word of wet, dark earth, but not Hell. Confused, I tried to turn over and get my bearings, finding myself completely encased in dirt like I was buried and laid to rest.
So, were NOT giving them piece of mind? Are you saying Ill be going back on my guarantee here, Raziel? A different voice, deeper- the priest, probably. Guarantee? The ground softly knocked, louder then the conversation, in my general direction before there was an annoyed grumble.
Im not saying that. But I wouldnt be surprised if weve got to ma
Luo Names: East AfricaName MeaningLuo Names: East Africa6 years ago in Historical More Like This
Chieng Creator, Daylight
Gero Fierceness, Building
Imoo Darkness, Dusk
Oboyo One who Saunters
Obungo Of the
Egyptian Names 1:AAa Great, ChiefEgyptian Names 1:A7 years ago in Historical More Like This
Abayomi Brings Joy
Abju Hill of the Symbol
NPC Document: FrehsuSpecies: Frehsu (singular: Frehsu)NPC Document: Frehsu5 years ago in Settings More Like This
Other Names: Ribbon Beasts
7'0" 9'0" (Male)
7'5" 9'5" (Female)
260 - 400 Pounds; 120 - 180 Kg (Male)
240 - 380 Pounds; 110 - 170 Kg (Female)
Average Life Span: (Years are Measured in Universal Saklarian Standard Years, and may be slightly variant due to Planetary Rotation)
240 280 USS Years (Male)
400 460 USS Years (Female)
-Native: Frehsu (civilised); Feersing (feral)
-Other Common Languages: USS
-Languages That Cannot Be Learned: Civilised Frehsu can learn any language; feral Frehsu struggle to learn anything other than Feersing
What Do I Need To Know: First Time Owner and Quick Reference Area
Species FAQ (does not yet exist)
- The majority of Frehsu are aggressive and irritable;
Rebirth of the Seer - Ch. 1Chapter OneRebirth of the Seer - Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"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
(Pern) Big List O' Weyrling Lesson TopicsExercises(Pern) Big List O' Weyrling Lesson Topics3 years ago in Settings More Like This
1. Break into sub-wings and practice as subwings?
2. break into groups based on who is LIKELY to go into what wing (* wings determined upon graduation based on skill proved through weyrlinghood, so these may not be final groups-- but what's likely, given dragonet build and rider personality?)
3. Dragons leading blindfolded humans, either their own or their riders. (Speaking to other humans not required, so as to not step on individual canons, but allowed).
4. Identify health ailments in dragons that are not their own
5. Firestone flaming target practice
6. Flamethrower use and target practice
7. Blindfolded flying: when 'lings can fly. Blindfold dragon and have the riders give htem directions and eventually land, to simulate blind threadfall.
8. Blow the leaves away- pre-flying. Since we're subtropical, use pulled leaves or sand. Pile sand or leaves, and have dragonets flap their wings to blow them down.
9. Weather flight training- various points through flight training. Pick
(Pern) Big List O' Candidate Lesson TopicsExercises(Pern) Big List O' Candidate Lesson Topics3 years ago in Settings More Like This
1. Candidate mentoring, light- pair candidates with weyrlings, candidate sees how to take care of a young dragonet.
2. candidate mentoring, heavy- pair candidates with weyrlings for a week, candidate shadows weyrling.
3. Mock-hatching: practice what to do. AWLM gives situations to specific candidates and they respond, or some other method of doing mock hatching.
4. Sewing lessons for candidate robes.
5. Candidate robe worktime.
6. Dragon bathing: bathe adults!
7. Dragon oiling: oil adults!
8. Question period: AWLM's, Dragonriders and/or weyrlings. Bring non-AWLM's in, possibly. Have candidates ask whatever questions that come to mind for dragons and dragonets.
9: Meet the dragons: similar to above, but involving non-AWLM dragons, telling life stories.
10. fitting for robes
11. Getting comfortable with dragons: climbing all over
12. Getting comfortable with dragons: flights on the backs of adults. Fears will be addressed.
13. Dragonrider mentoring- pair candidate with dragonri
Up Close And PersonalUp Close and PersonalUp Close And Personal9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I've got you now, ghost boy!
Under the cover of her red visor, Valerie kept a fierce glare trained on the figure darting and looping in front of her, his spectral trail whipping behind him as if to taunt the young ghost hunter.
Who, by the way, couldn't help but growl angrily at that thought.
Then again, everything about the elusive Danny Phantom seemed to taunt her. His smile, his laugh, his glare, his blasts… even just looking into his eyes was enough to rile a murderous vengeance in Valerie.
It was like his very existence was a mockery of everything she stood for, everything she fought against. Which in a way it was. After all, Valerie had been fighting Phantom longer then any other ghost (for nearly two years now, in fact), and so far he was the only one who always managed to slip from her grasp every time she got close to capturing him.
Valerie had never had anything evade her so successfully before. She'd always been the kind of girl who got her way once she
Minotaur 1.1Death's acrid stench clung to the air around Varan. The sickly rot of infection bubbled up, oozing from his shoulder. There was nothing he could do chained to the stone wall with a guard at the door. Arrow splinters trapped in his flesh were killing him slowly.Minotaur 1.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His death should have been swift on the battlefield, but instead he was ambushed while he bathed. He'd cut down seven men before the poisoned arrow made him too weak to lift his ax. The poison wasn't lethal, unfortunately. Its purpose was to render him unconscious for interrogation.
His sire, the famous Conqueror of Brundan, must be laughing from the afterlife. Even shame failed to give Varan the strength to rise or curse his luck aloud.
Infection ravaged his mind and body. Time blurred and he no longer knew how long he'd been held prisoner. He was a minotaur. A Bullman. He was stronger than any human could hope to become, but the illness made his limbs too heavy to lift rendering the chains moot. He was the Joranaham Chieftain
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
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
Cryptic Pokeballs: FAn Affair on the Fiery PathCryptic Pokeballs: F5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Another sandstorm today. It seemed like Route 111 was always impassible these days. Corbyn pulled on his hiking boots and started getting ready for a hike through the Fiery Path.
Corbyn was 19 years old. He had black hair, brown eyes, and an Eevee that he carried around everywhere. He'd promised his friend that he would meet him in Fallarbor Town to catch his entry in the super contest there, but the weather seemed to be trying to prevent that from happening. It shouldn't be a big deal though, there was a tunnel through Mt. Chimney called the Fiery Path that would get him there, if he could get past all the pokémon inside.
Which, he was confident, Eevee could. He pulled on some hot weather clothes and let Eevee out of her ball. "You ready to go, Eevee?"
The little chestnut-brown pokémon looked up at Corbyn with bright eyes. "Veevee!" she exclaimed agreeably, smiling up at him. Corbyn smiled back and headed for the door.
It was a warm day outside, w
Editorial- FatLately, I've become more and more frustrated about the obsession with weight in this country. In the supermarket aisle, you see one tabloid proclaiming a certain actress is dieting herself to death while right next to it another tabloid is declaring an actress maybe ten pounds heavier is getting pudgy. Fat jokes are abundant and unchecked in popular movies. (The Wedding Singer, for instance.) Weight Loss commercials air non-stop on TV, often times showing a woman who in her before-picture didn't have a discernable weight problem and in her after picture looks like a skeleton covered with skin.Editorial- Fat9 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Just as the economic classes of Upper, Middle and Working class have started to disintegrate into Rich and Poor, weight categories have disintegrated into "fat" and "unhealthily skinny."
Women and men who have a slight weight problem spend much more time thinking about it then they need to for their health, and people such as myself who actually are significantly overweight are treated like s
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
The races of Enne (And an opinion about races) Why do I keep doing these? Why do I keep trying to write in English and embarrass my self with low quality work? I don't know, there is a common say in my country that is: I'm Brazilian and I never give up. (We give up on a lot of things bytheway)The races of Enne (And an opinion about races)3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Anyway, before I start this... I have to talk about RACES... You see, I'm not a big fan of the "D&D system" that most fantasy novels uses, I don't like "The men of the north" being a race of bearded man and gigantic women who love axes and cold meanwhile the "Orcs/Horde" are a race of mindless barbarians who only think in hoarding and killing and raiding and stuff... But by the old and new gods don't take this as a critic, I'm not criticizing everyone and saying that their races are stupid. I'm saying it is not my thing. I do like a lot of books and games that uses this system, I just wound't use it on my own.
You see, I don't like culture being mixed into race, if a