I'm Cad BaneI'm Cad Bane3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
% 10% Honorable Hunter
%% 20% Charitable
%%% 30% Thief
%%%% 40% Merciful
%%%%% 50% Trickster
%%%%%% 60% Patient
%%%%%%% 70% Lethal
%%%%%%%% 80% Charmer
%%%%%%%%% 90% Jedi Hunter
%%%%%%%%%% 100% Gunslinger
A Conflicting Affection Part 2I laid there in the soft sand, listening to the gentle waves rolling in. Why was I in love? Love shouldn't be on my list. But Blaze...she was so beautiful. With her amazing golden eyes and her soft lilac fur. Not to mention she was beautiful inside too, she didn't whack me with hammers all the time if she didn't get her way with me. She was calm and gentle, and not high strung like Amy. She was smart and strong. I realized that through all this thinking I had been smiling like a lunatic so I let it fade and sighed. It was still daylight though, that meant Valentines Day wasn't over yet. Maybe I can still win Blaze's heart. But with each second she spend with Silver was a big decrease in chance that would happen. I wanted Blaze to be happy, and if she was happy with Silver, I had to let her go. It would've been immature of me if I tried to break them up. Still, I felt Blaze deserved better. I stood up and stretched out my legs, causing them to pop loudly and painfully. I decided that IA Conflicting Affection Part 210 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 4Surface of Lakton IVSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 43 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Okay, Lana was willing to admit it. She wasn't sure that this had been her best idea ever! The fighters had indeed bombed the landing area and blown the Seps to pieces in the process. That part of the plan had gone off without so much as a hiccup. The problem was that they didn't account for the heavy anti-aero presence so when a missile struck their gunship it had come as a complete shock. They'd crashed of course and were now pinned down in and around the wreckage. From what she could see, most of her team was still alive. The AT-RT had been crushed in the crash, but the pilot had made it and was using the detached repeating blaster as a squad weapon now.
“Rex!” she shouted. “We need support or this isn't going to end well!”
“Copy that Commander.” Rex replied. “I've submitted the request but until we get more aerospace in the area or our forces can advance to our position it isn't going to happen.”
Lana cursed. That
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 3Orbit of Malastare, aboard the Republic star destroyer DevastatorSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 34 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anakin stood on the bridge of the Devastator as it dropped out of hyperspace and found itself amidst a vast Republic fleet. In addition to the standard Venator and Acclamator class ships, he saw the larger Tector and Imperator classes as well as the smaller Victory class. A few even larger warships loomed amidst their smaller brethren.
“You remember those big Mandator and Praetor class ships I mentioned?” the Devastator's captain said quietly.
Anakin nodded as he looked at the dozens of warships gathered around the planet.
The captain nodded towards the massive warships, looking for all the world like sharks cruising through a shoal of fish.
There were three of them total, Anakin pointed to a broad flat star destroyer with a rounded bridge section.
“Which class is that?”
“Praetor class,” the captain said. “They're the newer of the two types.” he i
Star Wars: Kahan's Training, Crafting a WeaponThe Dark Woman strode through the ruins to the part of it which she had fashioned into living quarters for herself and now Kahan. She'd been gone for five days, and had told him to practice on his own in that time. She'd needed to acquire certain items and didn't want him distracted by the outside world. After discovering just how powerful he was, and more specifically what kind of power he could use she'd realized something she'd already considered.Star Wars: Kahan's Training, Crafting a Weapon5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She could not reveal him to the Council. She'd already known that the fools would reject him for training, he was too old. Even if he couldn't remember who he was she could sense his fear and anger at being left alone in the galaxy. They'd reject him out of hand. And if they discovered his natural telepathy and ability to hide himself within the Force...they'd imprison him at best, he'd be put to death at worst. Thinking that the Council would kill a child was fairly low of her she knew, but she did not trust them.
Not in this case especia
Star Wars: Kahan's Training, A NaturalThe rock hit the stone with a thud and the Dark Woman glared at Kahan's sweating features.Star Wars: Kahan's Training, A Natural5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“You can't be that weak.”
He looked at her bitterly but remained quiet.
“Try again.” she commanded.
He looked at the rock for a moment before reaching out his hand and concentrating. She felt the power building around and within him. It was there...so why wasn't he able to use basic telekinesis? It was almost as if there was a block on his abilities but that made no sense...the rock struck the stone once more, after only rising a few centimeters. Last time he'd been able to get it up in the air an entire meter.
“That was pathetic.” she snapped. “You can do this, I know you can.”
Kahan turned to look at her for a long moment before kicking the rock with his boot angrily.
The Dark Woman's temper flared for a moment.
“You are too quick to give up, you will never amount to anything if you don't commit yourself. Failures happ
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 6Surface of MalastareSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 63 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Captain Fordo watched as the pair of jedi starfighters set down in the landing zone. He'd made sure they'd landed well away from the main debarkation zones for his forces planetside. The last thing he needed was a pair of private fighters clogging things up down here. He had enough problems as it was! When he'd last seen Skywalker it had been right after the Dark Reaper crisis. Fordo had been working with General Kenobi since the start of the war, however after that incident he was detached for independent operations elsewhere while the General and Commander—now General—Skywalker had gone on to other battlefields. Seeing Skywalker again here was certainly surprising and if he hadn't changed at all since Fordo had seen him then potentially fortuitous.
He recalled with a good degree of fondness Skywalker's tendency towards recklessness and aggressiveness which had vexed General Kenobi to no end during their operations together. The cockpits on the fighter
Star Wars: Prodigal SonAira-ty took her helmet off as she stepped off the ramp of her ship with Kahan behind her. Their home was a good sized private estate that they'd bought with the funds from selling the Aegis. The Lancer corvette had served them well, but it was too conspicuous and even with their need for a larger transport it was just too much trouble to keep a capital ship, even one as compact as the Aegis. Their current fleet, because that was it was, was comprised of three starfighters and two light freighters, all heavily modified. Their home was on Mandalore's second moon, close enough to Mandalore for them to get jobs when needed, but far enough away for Clan Nokta to avoid attention.Star Wars: Prodigal Son2 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Mandalore...Aira-ty didn't know what to do about Jango's adopted home planet. He'd all but abandoned his role as Mandalore after his men had been slaughtered by the jedi. That had allowed the New Mandalorians to take control until annihilated by the Death Watch which had ultimately been defeated by the Republic. No
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 2Orbit of Lakton IV, aboard the Republic Star Destroyer ResoluteSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 25 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The ships dropped from hyperspace, their shapes blurred by psuedo-motion as they reverted to realspace as close to Lakton IV's gravity well as they could. At the core of the formation were an array of assault transports carrying the majority of the troops from the 7th Sky Corps and the 13th Assault Corps. Surrounding them was a screen of cruisers and frigates with the seventeen star destroyers forming strongpoints throughout the formation. Facing the Republic fleet was an array of Separatist ships, several destroyers and cruisers hung in space around two massive warships, a single Lucrehulk-battleship as well as an equally massive dreadnought.
“Where did that monster come from?” one of the bridge crew murmured.
Admiral Yularen made no comment about the ship's origins. He'd seen reports of similarly sized ships—the behemoth was over double the size of the largest ship in his fleet, the Tector-class Star De
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 3Surface of Tatooine, Mos Eisley SpaceportSWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 32 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shaira-na panted, her body burning with pain as she ran down the sand covered street. She didn't know where she was going, or even where she was. She simply cared that it was away from the slavers. The weight on her ankle though, where the tracking anklet was bolted in place, told her that she still wasn't safe and nor would she be. In all her years, she had never ran this much before. Not as a child when she'd played with her friends, not during the Separatist invasion, and certainly not when the slavers had come to her home; but she ran now. Her body was slick with sweat, though it quickly evaporated in the heat, leaving a salty layer on her delicate skin. She couldn't imagine how she must look, didn't want to think about it. They'd not bruised her too badly, not before selling her, they wanted her to look her best. Now however they wanted to catch her, and punish her for escape. She refused. She'd keep running until she dropped from dehydrat
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 4Aboard the Prodigal Star, hangar bay of Marauder-corvette ReaperSWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 41 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aira-ty shifted nervously inside of her armor, her gloved fingers running over her pistol tensely. She took a deep breath and looked over at the General besides her in his robes and armor. How many times had she stood like this with Jango she wondered...strange now that she was doing the same with a Jedi. She reached down with her offhand and touched Hanabi's saber. It was a reminder of her failure to prevent this thirteen years ago when she could have ended it all. She'd been sixteen, young, angry...and afraid. Why hadn't she killed Grauzem then? Why had she entombed him in that prison to rot? It would have been a greater kindness to him and to everyone who'd ever known him to simply kill him then. She sighed heavily. Instead she'd tried to lock him away, lock her dark terror away from the galaxy in the hopes that he'd never again see the light. Her hand tightened around Hanabi's saber. This time, she'd put him somewhere
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 7Orbit of Lakton IV, aboard the Republic star destroyer ResoluteSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 72 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Admiral, they've rammed the enemy ship.”
“I can see that.” Admiral Yularen said tersely.
He still couldn't believe that the harebrained attack had actually worked, but just as General Guo-Jia had said, the enemy didn't have time to orient their defenses to deal with the rapidly accelerating assault ship closing in on their flank from the shadow of the planet. Now it was just a matter of waiting to see what the rest of the fleet did while their command ship was under attack.
“Are all ground forces aboard?”
“Yes sir, they're aboard. All ships are in position to withdraw should such be required.”
Yularen shook his head. “No, there will be no withdrawal.”
“If we had the Generals aboard or they were safely on the planet we might withdraw and come back with reinforcements, with them aboard the enemy ship however...we can't very well leave t
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 12 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: Ghosts of Present Past
As Jesp leads his brothers to Tatooine to complete their original mission and return Jabba's son to the crime lord, Aira-ty and Kahan pursue Hanabi and her kidnappers as Aira-ty wrestles with the memories of her past. However her old nemesis Glatten Grauzem isn't the only ghost from her past resurfacing amidst the chaos of the war and Aira-ty isn't the only one to find them.
Hanabi meanwhile finds herself alone and surrounded by enemies. Left on her own, she must find her own sense of courage and escape her captors or face whatever terrors Grauzem has in mind for her. Escape is her only option, but how she can execute that escapes remains to be seen. She cannot wait for her would be rescuers, she must take the initiative for herself....
Aboard the Prodigal Star
Aira-ty awoke to the sounds of combat. The snap-hiss of a lightsaber and an otherworldly roar of fury greeted her ears. She looked ar
SW: Kaira, Divergence PointKahan stopped in mid-stride as he, Hanabi, and Skabeor ran through the compound. He could feel the approach of their adversary. They weren't going to be able to get away from him in time. Ahead of him, Hanabi skidded to a halt and turned to look at him.SW: Kaira, Divergence Point3 weeks ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He smiled at her with a heavy sigh. “Keep going.”
“Wait what about you?” she asked, her face suddenly writ with worry.
“I'll be right behind you, I promise.” he turned back the way they'd come. “Now go.”
“You heard the man sweetness,” Skabeor said as he grabbed Hanabi's hand and pulled. “We gotta go.”
Hanabi pulled out of his grasp and glared warningly at him before turning back to Kahan.
“Master?” Kahan looked over his shoulder at her. “Don't die.”
He smiled and nodded. “Get going, I'll be there soon.”
As the pair of them continued onwards, Kahan shrugged out of his robes and drew his saber staff, holding it
SWtCW: The Home Guard pt. 2Orbit of Achilleas, aboard the Republic star destroyer GuardsmanSWtCW: The Home Guard pt. 21 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The fleet blurred with pseudo-motion as it dropped out of hyperspace in Achilleas' orbit, beyond the planet's debris rings and moons. Arrayed around a trio of Venator star destroyers and two victory star destroyers, the smaller ships readied themselves for combat around their larger brethren. Within the flagship Guardsman a meeting was being held by General Luminara and her officers.
“Initial scans indicate defensive batteries and garrisons have been positioned on the three moons. The closest moon to the fleet is this barren moon. Scans indicate minor mining operations in addition to the military assets. This will be our first target. A single legion should be able to secure the moon while the remaining three legions concentrate on the remaining two moons. They have much larger settlements including a handful of city-sized habitats. Both of these moons have breathable atmosphere and close to standard gravity. The ba
SWtCW: The Home Guard pt. 3Surface of Achilleas, PalladiaSWtCW: The Home Guard pt. 32 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Barriss stood amongst a sea of armored durasteel and rubble as they fought in the shadows of the Juggernauts and tanks. The Separatist forces used their own tanks and droids to box them in, but the turreted weapons on the HAVs kept them at bay as Barriss advanced with her infantry deeper into the city. She'd managed to reestablish communications with Master Luminara, apparently the other assaults were proceeding with mixed results. The Achilleans were fighting tooth and nail for their homeworld and Barriss' men, despite being some of the best soldiers in the Republic were getting their teeth kicked in though they were making the Separatist forces pay for it. They weren't going to dislodge her forces from their position anytime soon.
Conradin swore as his tank's turret swiveled and blasted the rampaging fighter tank as it shot by. The Republic LAV took the hit and flipped over and slammed into a building as its repulsor vane snapped off from the AAT's shot
He Built ThreepioHe Built Threepio1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The saga starts out like this,
Sweet kid who looks barely six.
He's a slave like his mom.
Then his life went off like a bomb.
He's sold to Watto then,
Working hard time and again.
He built Threepio,
His talents started to show.
A ship from Naboo,
Landed with a queen in its crew.
With Jedi and guards,
The hyperdrive blasted to shards.
Ani and Padmé meet,
Ani talks really sweet.
She goes on her way,
But that's not the last say.
Ani races his pod,
Others end with a plod.
He wins the race and he's glad.
Watto's bets were real bad
Ani says goodbye to his mom,
A Jedi he will become.
The parts have been gained,
But a Sith shows some disdain
To the capital they go,
Where the queen tries to show,
Her planet in need,
But she don't succeed.
Anakin and Qui-Gon,
With Padawan Obi-Wan.
Face the council who say,
No training for Ani no way.
Off to Naboo,
Say to Qui-Gon adieu.
He dies while Obi survives
Will train Ani who cries.
Now a padawan,
Something Yoda agrees on.
A smile from the queen,
Another Time Another SleepIs there a soul out hereAnother Time Another Sleep9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A scientist A doctor
A researcher A humanitarian
A politician A visionary
A leader A person
That will believe me.
I will never cease to...
Never cease to doubt.
That they will not dismiss
The aura I possess.
The experience of a lifetime
A mind such as mine.
The promise is in my heart.
I am no ghost no outer existence;
I am a ideal of hopes, a living dream.
That so many desire
Since the beginning of thought.
That so many can just be
Relieved, even me
That I will never be possible.
Still I will wait for the one
Generation to be inspired.
By the stories I can tell
The lives I have seen
The beings that I have known
The objects that I befriended
The love of the universe I hold.
For there is a truth
In all that I am.
A cog of the Universe
Small or large
It does not matter.
What matters is, who are you?
Might you be a equal?
Might you be better than mine?
Where are you?
A whisper will be fine.
Only fate will tell
Only time will laugh
Only life will ease
ONI Report 2ONI Report 23 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
ONI Report AD-100-DS-DFS-09135
Declassified by: ONI Director Huey McGovern
Report Number: Alpha Delta 1 0 0 Omega Sierra Delta Foxtrot Sierra 0 9 1 3 5
Date: December 5, 2523
Reporter: C710 Broadsword Pilot Captain Dwayne "Radar" Nash, C710 Broadsword Co-Pilot Lieutenant Justin "Roshek" McCormick.
Receiver: Launch Control Tower Alpha UNSC ONI base , Nevada
Location: ONI Area 51, Nevada
LCTA: Capt. Radar, this is LCT Alpha, is project Broadsword ready for launch?
Capt. Nash: LCT, Still running the final diagnostic check.(Computer Voice is herd on his channel). C710 Broadsword diagnostic complete (Voice shuts off)
LCTA: Sounds like your done.
Capt Nash: Alright (Switch sounds are herd over the channel) Powering up main reactor, pumping Hydrogen Fuel, turbines engaged, commencing final countdown, engines on.
10 secs of silence, then a loud screeching sound of rocket boosters are herd on 3 c
"Puss-in-Boots" CommentaryCommentary and Analysis of Puss-in-Boots from Angela Carters The Bloody Chamber"Puss-in-Boots" Commentary5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
While at first it seems slightly strange having a story for adults told by a cat, it is this voice in Puss-in-Boots that adds to the comedy of the tale. Carter shows us, through using Puss as the narrator, that he is the predominant character, despite being a cat, and despite the fact that the love quest central to the storys subject is between his owner and Signora Panteleone. Puss demands our attention by not only being the voice of the story, but also making it as if we are listening to this story as he is putting the pieces of it together in his head by including his thoughts and humour. This in a way adds humanity to the character of Puss, in that it makes him seem more human and so we can relate to him more. He is not just a pet that gets fed and purrs occasionally, it is Puss that would pilfer the market for breakfast [and] cast his eye over any hand of cards
Descendants of Legends Character- AthyDescendants of Legends Character:Descendants of Legends Character- Athy1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Aethylswyth 'Athy' Dunne
Age: 16 ½ (She always emphasizes the 'one half' bit)
Nationality: Irish and English
Hair Style/Color: Mid-back length, always braided or in a ponytail: Reddish brown
Eye color: 'Green like shamrocks'
Skin Color: Rather light
Weapon of choice: Sword. She also has a shield with her families coat of arms on it that a friend made for her. He specialized in re-creating functioning Medieval weaponry, and he made the shield as a gift, because of her obsession of heraldry. (holds sword with right hand and shield with left)
She can also throw knives
Clothes: Loose, dark jeans and heavy hiking boots. Long sleeve green or blue shirt with a short sleeved black over shirt, unbuttoned. A small sliver cross with black enamel and Celtic knot work with a small blue stone in the center. She wears a black knit sweater, green scarf and a simple brown jacket when it ge
His Name Is Arturo VecellioFrancesco woke up to the feeling of a warm breath on his neck. A woman with jet black, shoulder-length hair was resting her head on his shoulder. It was late in the night; the two individuals lay in bed, having just gone through yet another night of passionate lovemaking. Francesco turned his head to look at his lover. She looked up at him, and he saw her deep, beautiful blue eyes. She wanted to tell him something, he could tell.His Name Is Arturo Vecellio2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What's on your mind?" Francesco asked, still half-asleep.
"I was just wondering," the woman said thoughtfully, "What do you want to name our children?"
"W-Wha... WHAT?!" Francesco suddenly sat up, shocked by the blunt and straightforward question. "You're thinking about that already?" The two had known each other for three years, but had only very recently gotten into a relationship. He was sure she couldn't possibly be pregnant yet.
"Just entertaining the thought," she said, and sat up as well.
"I see Well, I've always wanted a son."
GuardianI never imagined that I would be hereGuardian2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Stabbed by the merciless nib of a fountain pen
Which is dancing upon my stained skin;
White and blue mingling through the sorrow of a man.
I will soon be drowning in thick ink
But for the moment my tormentor's eyes
Are only staring at me, undressing me, and I think
He is scared of what he is about to write
I am only a sheet of paper and I was once a leaf
I enjoyed the whispers of the Wind and I asked
For nothing but to wait until I would fall down the cliff
Of life; I did not see the treacherous blade: I was trapped.
Trapped I had been, agony creeping and overwhelming me
While not a single drop of sap came to feed my torn veins
And here I am, me, the keepsake of some forgotten tree
Waiting to feel the unbearable weight of human pain.
Letters are being formed. They make love and whirl
While I dream that I could possibly have been
A child's plane and fly and glide and twirl
Instead of bearing the burden of a man's decision to his queen.
For no words
By Flip...Okay people LISTEN HERE! I didn't write ONE WORD of this, so don't look at me weird! Flip wrote it ALL when she came to my house, and I didn't do anything! Don't take this TOO seriously! *laughs*By Flip...2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
check your insurance...
Write your will...
NOW GO AND READ!!
Once all the Kaeldrens got bored. So they sat in the middle of the floor. THE END
Kali exclaimed "I GOTS AN IDEA . LETS ALL TOUCH THIS CACTUS." Natal slapped his face all over the cactus and the prickles where sticking out of his eyes," SHUT UP I LOVE THE PAIN WOMAN!!" Then he died. THE END.
Then Shyress entered the small public bathroom they accumulated in wearing a PlayBoy Bunny suit "IMMA BE A POKEMON MASTER!!!! KALICHU, I CHOSE YOU!!!" She yelled, She threw a doughnut at Kali's head. Then Kali threw a desk lamp and it fell into the toilet and everyone died. THE END.
Herodian sits on a llama.