M.A.T.T. - A Creation Epic, Part IM.A.T.T. - A Creation Epic, Part I3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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A long, long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away but kind of hidden and squeezed in between two larger galaxies, a star was born.
Actually, a lot of stars were born. And a lot of them "supernova-ed", too. It's a frickin' galaxy, what do you expect? But this story isn't even about a star; it's about a robot. The coolest robot ever, in fact.
A bona fide boon of robot royalty: M.A.T.T.
So how did M.A.T.T. enter into this world?
Was he born
the way normal human beings are?
Was he a result of mitosis?
Did he rise from sea foam
like a Greek goddess of love?
Close, but no.
It's not so hard to figure out. He's a
Burning Out, and Falling FastYou're sitting in your parents' old corvette (if you had bothered to check, you'd know it was older than you), flicking your eyes between a lighter in one hand, and a box of matches in the other. You forget when fire became such a need, a distraction.Burning Out, and Falling Fast3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Spencer is right beside you in the car, his fingers stroking idly at your forearm, watching you with hooded green eyes.
"If you want to die," he says, "then just kill yourself, but do it with style."
You met The Boy Under the Sycamore Tree when you were four. Your mom encouraged you to go see the lonely boy, and when you first went over to him, he ignored you. The Boy Under the Tree, that's what you called him for the first day you knew him, was a little older than you with dark hair and smoky green eyes.
With encouraging looks from your folks, you walked right next to him and sat down, pressing your back against the tree's rough trunk.
Scales Of Life01010010 01001001 01010011 01000101 - We begin our quest on the scales of lifeScales Of Life1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
I- The newborn wolf cub: The first emotion reflected in his tired eyes is that of mystery; a
curious devotion to the enigma of the moonbeams that cut through the trees, reflecting in
his inexperienced gaze. He calls out to the blinding light, beckons for its shadowed silence,
and eventually finds comfort in the embrace of mother's love. In that moment, he hears no
cruel sound his purity can't contest. He shuts
out the light as he slowly drifts away to rest. // Perfection was a value whose worth /
//was queried due to Perfection's birth./
Part-Time HookerI inhale smoke and dirty thoughtsPart-Time Hooker2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
(sleeping with a waste-of-calories
with no sex appeal. her heart
the volume of
smell increases as it's
getting hotter than a
I don't mind her
cold hands around my --
burned out lights form a
silhouette; film this on
screen like a dream
you can watch or hear.
but she doesn't scream;
her bones suffocate me
as she's wrapped around
my body -
she's stiff, cold, dry.
sleeping with a waste-of-calories
with no sex appeal. her heart
doesn't beat. )
Until I can't breathe.
Ghostfog wraps aroundGhost2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and she wanders
like a lost child
he had once told her,
to be fooled by your emptiness
there is so much
more room for
but he had ripped
out her heart,
and now she is struggling to survive
in this world, alone –
but there is a difference between
surviving and living,
and without august, oh darling august,
she has simply existed –
she is a ghost of who she was.
Autumn AutopsyAs lovers,Autumn Autopsy2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
we were reckless;
in a field of mines.
We traded kisses
and carefree caresses
and blackened skin.
at the cost
of darker afternoons,
of the dying season;
We didn't ask,
we never questioned
of our expenditures.
I shed my skin
in the Autumn of youth,
the viscera and
bared the bone --
a scarecrow of worms
and raw meat,
amongst the stalks
of reddened corn.
to dusty artifacts,
laden with memories
of decaying potency;
rising from the cooling wick
will never be
as sweet as
when the flame
original.Trying to be original. the bane of every aspiring author's life.original.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
what can i write, that someone hasn't done before me?
what can i use to capture the reader, that hasn't already turned their head?
t h i n k.
let your mind carry you, take control.
f e e l.
hold the pen in your hand.
w a i t.
love anguish pain joy anger jealousy fantasy friendship dreams sadness
but now we need something
the most controversial.
and what is left that someone hasn't taken?
a book with no cover
a story with no plot
a page with no words
an idea with no ambition
imagination with no vision
a writer without inspiration
To Build A HumanTo Build A Human4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I wonder if I died last night.
I once wondered if I had died the night before. And that's not even the strangest thought I had that fateful day. But perhaps I should start from the beginning
I had been thinking about the troubling philosophical issue regarding the hypothetical teleportation device that uses quantum entanglement to instantaneously transfer data, then uses that data to exactly replicate the individual in the new place and simultaneously destroy the original. The new copy is like a twin with all the same memories of the original, right up to the event of the teleportation, creating a perfect illusion of transportation to everyone, including the replicant, who would have first person memory of the lifetime of the original and therefore believe himself to be the original. The only party for whom this fax machine from hell fails is the original, who is stifled by nonexistence.
So how can one be certain of this tragic flaw without experiencing it fi
The MachineNathan stares listlessly at the computer screen, rapping his fingers softly against the keyboard as he waits for inspiration to come.The Machine6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
But then, nothing ever comes. Its really no surprise.
He gets up with a sigh, scratches his head then trudges off towards the kitchen for his third cup of coffee this morning.
His first book, Memories had been an overwhelming success. The critics had called it a breath of fresh air and a minor revolution in literary genius
But that was five years ago. Since then, he hadnt been able to put so much as a single word on paper.
Hed tried everything he knew to get rid of his writers block, but nothing ever worked: nothing inspired him anymore.
Im a hack. He thought. A useless one-hit wonder,
The idea depressed him.
As a child hed wanted nothing more than to become a distinguished author, and, in some ways, hed gotten his wish. Hed jus
Russia X (Shy) Reader Part 4RECAPRussia X (Shy) Reader Part 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
But what happened? He'd have to find out! He needed to find out to prevent it from happening again! He wouldn't ask you, though. Not now, at least. You didn't need any more stress. True, it was good and healthy to vent, but it might be too soon for you.
His thoughts were interrupted. Heavy footsteps came your way.
Your best friend looked up, and tried to hold himself from trembling. "H-hey, ___," Toris said rather quickly as he stood, shifting you in his arms so he could carry you again, "how's about we go get some ice cream, huh? I know how much you like sweets (Note to reader: if you don't like sweets, replace this with something you do like. The reader liking sweets here is just a filler to add stuff (plus, it's easier for me this way, and I'm pretty lazy), and the plot isn't rigid on you liking sugar. I will mention it qui
Afterlife Astronaut“There is no God.”Afterlife Astronaut7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Well, you don’t know that for sure-“
“Bernard, as an AI connected to every philo-science document, every parabyte of knowledge in the Human Empire, every logic string going back to the days of the Past Colonists... I can assure you, there is no God. It has been proven.”
Bernard sighed. His helmet visor fogged up then disappeared.
“I’m not going to bother arguing with you. Soon that golden gate is going to open, and I will walk into the Kingdom of Heaven. That should be enough proof.”
The gate in question was a smooth sphere of gold, slowly rotating on an equally dull pedestal. Crystal red spires pointed at specific points on the globe.
“You just don’t want to argue with me because you are in fear of how wrong you are. And how right a computer can be.”
Jude deserved to be muted, but sass like that always kept her voice a ubiquitous presence in Bernard’s helmet. A blue flash in the top
Sonia and Shadow's story 2Sunlight streamed through the window and onto the black hedgehog's face. Shadow feebly opened his scarlet eyes. For a moment he wondered where he was, then he recognised the items of furniture around him, that made it look like a celebrity's room. He also recognised the familiar feeling of something present under his arm. Glancing down, he saw Sonia, the pink hedgehog, fast asleep.Sonia and Shadow's story 28 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"She's out for the count." Shadow muttered to himself, unhooking his arm from around Sonia's shoulder and getting up from the sofa. His arm was numb, and he shook it impatiently to get the feeling back. For a short moment he gazed back at Sonia, so peacefully asleep on the sofa, and he thought for the hundredth time how pretty she was, how gentle and strong and full of kindness. She was beautiful, and she loved him. That was a feeling he hadn't felt for ages, that someone cared for him. Shadow turned towards the window, sunlight dancing on his black quills. Then he heard a soft sigh from behind him. Turning
His Scarf- Russia X ReaderLight streamed in from the classroom window, sending square patterns onto the tile floor just in front of your desk. You scribble numbers onto the test that had been placed before you by your teacher about ten minutes earlier. You bite your own lip, then chew on it slightly, before releasing.His Scarf- Russia X Reader3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tick-tock... The clock's chimes where making your nerves worse as you glared down at the last question of the paper.
After studying so rigorously, day and night then day over to make sure that you missed nothing on this test, you found a question you could not answer.
The question read:
If Logx (1 / 8) = - 3 / 2, then x is equal to
A. - 4
C. 1 / 4
It seemed like an easy question, you KNEW that you had known how to solve the problem before, but it must have slipped your mind. What rotten luck.
Maybe it was...B. Yes, that must be it! You go to circle answer B, but you falter. No,that doesn't add up. You sigh, and re-work the problem in your head. Then, you get it suddenly in
Welcome to my World 2p!HetaliaxReader-ch.6Welcome to my World 2p!HetaliaxReader-ch.62 years ago in Settings More Like This
WARNING: This depressing reader insert is full of dark, depressing shiet ahead. Also A lot of torture, insanity and madness. READ AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE and don't say i didn't want you. ALSO MAY CONTAIN SEXUAL THEMES, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WHICH ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS/READERS. If you have to questions yourself if you are considered a younger viewer/reader than you probably are.
I call this chapter....Laughter.
Well lil miss Name has finally been given a break from the the lovely torture games of the Allies. Much to her joy she has been under better treatment now but has been confined to her room. Of course walking around in a room can only be so much fun with nothing to do. The Allies had been keeping their distance far from her with the exception of giving her food. But of we will find out why they had been doing so...
"You FUCKERS!If you don't let me out this instant I am going to bleed all over you disgusting mother fuckers!" Name began to beat on the door causing
Revised Strike Witches TLSlightly revised Strike Witches Timeline.Revised Strike Witches TL3 years ago in Settings More Like This
753 BC: Rome was founded.
550 BC: Achaemenid Empire was founded in Persia.
525 BC: Darius the Great unifies the Orient.
509 BC: The Roman Republic was founded.
500 BC to 449 BC: The Persian Wars with the Greek states.
431 BC to 404 BC: The Peloponesian War occurs.
334 BC: Alexander conducts his Eastern Campaign against Persia.
323 BC: Alexander survives malaria to conduct his campaign against India.
306 BC: Alexander unites the the Middle East and South Asia to his rule. However, he dies shortly thereafter and his heir [who did not survive the civil war] and his generals fight for the control of his empire. The Alexandrine Empire collapsed soon thereafter.
272 BC: unification of the Italian peninsula by Rome.
264 to 241 BC: First Punic War.
218 to 201 BC: the Second Punic War. Rome defeats Carthage in Zama in 202 BC.
168 BC: The Battle of Pydna occurs.
149 BC: The Third Punic War sees Carthage destroyed by Rome.
60 BC: First Triumvirate rules i
Russia X Reader: Babies Can't Have Vodka!: Part 1O.K. first reader insert ever! So let us aim the guns away from my head and cut me some slack, MKAY!Russia X Reader: Babies Can't Have Vodka!: Part 13 years ago in Humor More Like This
So, seeing as I am the almighty writer, we're doing this my way! Which means the reader is Goth and awesome. PROBLEM WITH THAT!? Then I suggest you go cry in a conveniently placed corner and contemplate just where your life went so wrong that you need to express sorrow while facing a corner.
So without further ado let us read this sad excuse for literature!
Here you are, on a Friday night all alone in your room reading manga and listening to some sweet, sweet jams. While other girls would be out on a date or hanging with friends, you were here, in your sweet solitude admiring your wicked layout. It's kinda like Victorian vampire meets a bloody massacre of spiders and corpses. Anyone who has been in your room has been scared to the point of weeing on themsel
Reader x Prussia Do You Still Love Me? PART 1It was another day of the world conference. You walk in normally but in less than a minute all of the boys flock to you. You are the hottest female there, so yeah~,pretty much they were always on to you at world conferences.... Except Prussia. You really wanted his attention. But he kept his attention to Liechtenstein. Prussia was your childhood friend and he promised you that he would be with you forever. But it seemed that as if he broke it. And you really hated that.Reader x Prussia Do You Still Love Me? PART 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ciao, ciao! Mia bella!"
"Hello my lovely darling.~"
"Get away from her, git! She's mine!"
"I, THE HERO, WILL HAVE HER!"
"No! She is mine, aru!"
"Become one with Mother Russia, da?"
"Please stay away from my sister."
You smiled at all of them but you just couldn't keep your eyes off Prussia. He was the one you loved.
After the world conference, you saw Prussia. You ran up to him and hugged his arm.
"Hey Prussia! Do you want to-" He cut you off from jerking his arm away from you.
"I already have plans
A Hit and Run Vriska x Reader You were just lounging around your hive, or 'hiiiiiiiive' as a certain friend calls it. Rolling your eyes, you snorted at the thought of the cerulean blood. Sure, you like her and all, but Vriska has a very...intense personality. Sighing out of complete boredom, you rolled off of the couch and headed for your laptop when Pesterchum gave it's signature ding. It was the spider girl herself, requesting you to come to the park! Well, not so much requesting as demanding, but oh well. You laughed as you trudged to the door. An outing with her always turned into an adventure.A Hit and Run Vriska x Reader1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
As you arrived at the park you saw the female troll sitting on a swing looking nearly as bored as you. You called out her name and when she looked over at you you could see the mischievous grin plastered to her face. Suddenly becoming a bit concerned for your mental health, you merely stood there as she rocketed toward you. Vriska wrapped her thin arms around your neck and pressed her lips agains
Germany x Reader - Love Lessons : Part 3The next day, I took [Name] to a field of flowers blindfolded because I wanted it to be a surprise. There, I was hoping that we could watch the sunset, just like Kiku suggested over the phone. I was really nervous that Kiku's idea was going to backfire in my face, like Gilbert's did. Once we reached a hilltop, which overlooked the whole town. I helped her sit with me and I untied the blindfold and she looked around in awe. It was a good thing that it was early spring, because all of the flowers were either brand new ... or just waking from their winter slumberGermany x Reader - Love Lessons : Part 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh, Ludwig it's gorgeous!" She breathed
"I thought we could watch the sunset" I said, smiling at her
"This was Kiku's idea, wasn't it?" She asked
"How did you know?" I asked surprised
"I was going to call my friend, but when I picked up the phone, I heard you and Kiku talking about this" She said
"Verdammen ..." I mumbled
"You're so cute sometimes. That's why I love you" She said, leaning on my shoulder
I just made a
Chapter 6: A planWhen Sonic left I managed to get three hours of sleep. That was until the little brat began crying! At four in the morning! I really wished I could throw the baby out the window but then I'd be in too much trouble and I was busy later on in the day. Sonic said that he and Manic were going to check around their mother's home for clues of some sort. I offered my help as Sonia would have done but truthfuly I don't think she would be up to anything for a while.Chapter 6: A plan4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By seven 'o' clock everyone was up and I was getting ready to leave for the day. I was putting amo into a gun when Sonia walked in. She stood at the door for a while before saying anything.
"Be careful." She finaly said.
"I will." Was my reply. She sighed softly and walked over to a desk. Opening a draw she pulled out a hand gun. Walking over to me she handed me the gun. I took with a smile on my face it was like my birthday or christmas.
"I'll be here all day just incase you're wondering. And please come back soon
Arabic Language IntroIntroduction :Arabic Language Intro8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Arabic is The Language that is used as primary Official Language for many countries and over 200 millions of people , As the language of Quran, the Holy book of Islam.. Arabic is Rated 6th in Order of Commonly Used International Language . Arabic is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers . Semitic Language which includes Hebrew and Amharic, (the main language of Ethiopia).
The Arabic was Just a literary language before Islam , but since the 7th century it became the liturgical language of Islam..Arabic has lent many words to other languages of the Islamic world, akin to the role Latin has in Western European languages. During the Middle Ages Arabic was also a major vehicle of culture, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy, with the result that many European languages have also borrowed numerous words from it.
Soon as the Arabic was the Main Language of science, mathematics and philosophy , at the middle