If a Feminist Were HonestWhat if a feminist were forced to say what’s really on her mind, like Jim Carrey’s character in Liar Liar? This is how a poem by such a feminist might read.If a Feminist Were Honest1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I need feminism because…
Women need more,
Scholarships for college,
New business grants,
Even though they already outnumber men,
In college and entrepreneurship.
We need more female CEO’s and political leaders,
But not more women in…
Forestry, sewage, or mining,
Truck driving, or taxi driving,
Or garbage collection,
Or more men on magazine covers,
Or higher-paid male models,
Or fewer men dying on the job,
Or fewer men dying in wars,
Or fewer homeless men,
Or fewer male suicides,
Or fewer men in prison.
You see, men losing is sexual dimorphism,
While women losing is sexism.
Should be made EQUAL to
The most successful men
Whether they earn it or not.
That’s gender equality!
I need feminism because…
Hydekre - An Excerpt from Intro[Please read description]Hydekre - An Excerpt from Intro1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The robot scanned the surrounding crowd with his eyes and snagged a glance at every shocked face. The woman who had been fond of his mystery was now cowering against one of the tables. The drunkard at the counter stared with a round gaze that was once drowsy moments before the fight. The tall man with the tattered hat was stiff with shock and the rugged man playing cards at the nearest table looked the robot up and down with windows of astonishment. Yep, the machine thought with a grim frame of mind, same faces every time. Exactly the same. That was his cue to leave before things got too out-of-hand--if they hadn‘t already.
He bent and grabbed his hat off the floor and brushed it off in a smooth, mechanical motion and stepped up to the counter where the ruda was still waiting for him. He grabbed it between his friction-coated fingertips, brought the glass to his face plating and tipped his head back, instantly absorbing the glowing liquid through the kre
Momma Said 'Stop Being Gay'Momma said "stop being gay,"Momma Said 'Stop Being Gay'3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
As night, to morning, faded;
Its beauty was not made to stay,
But hoary grew, and jaded.
I watched as day, with fractured light,
My every fear, rekindled,
And passion fell away to plight,
And hope but further dwindled.
Momma said "stop being gay,"
With hatred, and distress:
My tender love where sin held sway...
"Impure, and meaningless."
Within my heart and soul, I lived,
For all else had bereft me,
And nothing more could be perceived
Than how her words had left me.
Momma said "stop being gay."
For years, I never fought her,
But silently, and hopeless, lay,
The Lord's forgotten daughter.
I've sacrificed a waking dream:
My truest love, to merit
A heaven, and, in death, to seem
Not evil, but imperfect.
Maybe..."Maybe you'll think of me. When you are all alone."Maybe...3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dad, are you thinking of me? Where could you be? I left the vault, fought impossible creatures, and even got a new pet. I'm making a new life, but where are you in it? She thought while Dogmeat nuzzled his way under her arm and she laid her bandaged arm over him. They were resting in a little farm they'd found traveling the wastes. The radio from her pip-boy was playing "Galaxy News Radio." The sun was setting, and soon the wasteland would go dark. She had to sit and tend to her arm. After getting that disk, in the Museum of Technology where she had that showdown with the brute, she nearly lost it. She got some help in Rivet City, from Doctor Li, but she had places to go, people to see.
"Maybe the one who is waiting for you."
Are you waiting for me dad? He probably thinks that I'm back at Vault 101, safe and sound. I'd probably been killed there if I didn't run. If Amata hadn't helped me, I hope she's not
The music is gone.I remember emotionThe music is gone.2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Like the deaf recall a tune.
I still have the notion,
But even that will be gone soon.
The songs are muffled at first,
But the notes remain.
I can still be immersed
In musical joy and pain.
But like a copy of a copy of a copy,
Notes are lost and misplaced,
The whole thing gets sloppy,
A masterpiece defaced.
Finally, the end of the blaze
The last notes die in a frost
Leaving the profound malaise
That something beautiful was lost.
Dead is the feeling I once had.
Left in a mute concert hall,
I wonder how it can hurt so bad,
To feel nothing at all.
6 part plan"It's been fun. Don't come back."6 part plan3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Those were her last words to Chell. She was so convinced that it was just a trap. The turret elevator convinced her even more. But they just sang. No bullets, no mashy spike plates, no acid, no falling debris, no explosion. Now she was standing out here in the sunshine. It was almost too good to be true. A dream. It was the only logical explanation. Going into space just put her to sleep, and maybe this was one of those dreams where you think your awake? Pfft, if that's the case, may as well not stress about it. If that was true, her body would probably be being taken to an incinerator, or being gassed with nuerotoxin. For now, it was just nice to feel the surface. The sight of the land was breath taking to say the least. When she looked up, a flock of birds were coming. The only bird she new was somewhere in the facility, probably being gassed out with nuerotoxin. When she watched the birds fly overhead, for just a second, everything seemed brighter.
Biscuit's StoriaBiscuit's Storia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Prompt: Biscuit gets a camera for his birthday.
Biscuit stared at the mountain of colorful shapes wrapped in paper. Near him was a half eaten carrot cake, balloons, and family members now finishing their meals. His ears twitched as he watched him mother and father pull down the first box. It was huge, with bright green wrapping paper. He grabbed in longingly and smiled.
"Biscuit, that one's from you aunt." His mother whispered in to his long ears, he beamed.
"Thank you, Auntie!" He yelled as he opened the box, inside was the latest video game console. After it was all the other games and toys for the system from his whole family. All except one He had really wanted this one game and no matter what box he opened it seemed like it was none of them he was done to the last two boxes, one in gold the other in some sort of color splattered paint collage that was hand made
Biscuit turned back to his grandmother; everyone called her Nana, even though that wasn't h
pelos y plumas 6después de pasar es incomoda escena, pasaron los días,todo iba muy bien hasta que...pelos y plumas 63 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
tiririririn,tiriririn-sonaba el teléfono de la casa
alo? -contesto mordecai al teléfono
ah! señor Meallerd!,si,si, ok se lo diré asta luego-dijo mordecai MUY preocupado
quien era?-pregunto rigby
era el señor Meallerd,dijo que vendrá en cualquier momento!!! y papaleta no se donde esta!!!!-dijo mordecai desesperado
aaaaaaah! que importa eso es problema de benson lo echaran a el no a nosotros-dijo rigby sin preocuparse
si, ya pero no quiero otro jefe como Susan! no la recuerdas? era el diablo en persona!!-dijo mordecai aterrorisado
aah! tienes razón hay que encontrar a Papaleta!-dijo rigby parándose del sofá
mordecai y rigby lo buscaron por todas partes, pero no lo ayeaban
-Benson benson!!!-grito mordecai una y otra vez
-Que!!! que pasa, acaso otra vez papaleta se cayo a un pozo?-dijo benson, aburrido haciendo sus tareas.
-NO!!!! es peor aun!!! papale
Red vs Blue: Unlikely Couple Chapter 11. Big MouthRed vs Blue: Unlikely Couple Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sighing heavily I slumped back in my chair, wallowing further in my state of boredom. My hazel eyes quickly observed the bland white circular clock hanging above the large whiteboard at the front of the empty classroom. I had to suppress a small moan of disbelief as I noticed the time was a quarter past three. It meant I have been in the same freaking room for a little over twenty minutes or so.
Where the hell was Mr Wyoming anyway? That was want I wanted to know.
The last time I saw him was before he left the room to make a phone call or something like that. He gave me a half-assed lecture about how I shouldn't show utter disrespect to various teachers, especially on my first day of joining Primrose Stone High. It wasn't my fault, really, due to the fact so far I couldn't stand the teachers. Why? It was because they took one glance at me, being the only single American boy in this school, and they talked down to me, assuming I'm not smart or educated enough for their snob
Darkstalkers 4 - Fighting Tweaks and StagesDarkstalkers 4 - Fighting Tweaks and Stages3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Darkstalkers 4 Fighting System Tweaks
Note: The following ideas may be changed during development, so everything you see here are not my final ideas for this fighting system AND its tweaks.
The fighting system of Darkstalkers 4 is made to be traditional to the series, having not only mixtures of both the earlier Darkstalkers games and Vampire Savior, but also some new custom ideas. Here is how the system works.
Aside from the DLC Modes that have yet to be looked into, Darkstalkers is a fast paced 1 vs. 1 fighter that is much faster than that of Street Fighter. The ideals for each match is as follows both you and your opponent have what's called a Soul Count shown as small icons under your life bar, number of Soul bars you have can be freely edited before the match starts (5 Maximum), each time you lose a full bar of life, you lose a Soul on your Soul Count. Whoever can get the other opponent's soul count to zero first is the winner of the fight.
This was first styled t
Red Dead ReDerption: Chapter 5Red Dead ReDerption: Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tell me how i did. But please be kind, Constructive Critiscm is what helps makes better writers.
"Joan we'll be right behind you, your making the prisoner exchange in the middle of town, and don't expect them to play fair." The marshal said as Snipes threw Walton in front of her.
"Fair my flank!" yelled Walton as he stood up, hobbling around a bit in his hoofcuffs.
"You bet, besides, silly ol' Walton here is going to be my shield."
"Oh it'd be my pleasure!" Walton sarcastically replied as he shuffled forward, Walton and Joan walked towards the middle of town. "That gangs probably having so much fun with that lil' cowmare. I hear they like it r-" WHACK! Joan hit Walton with the butt of her revolver. "Now little girl, don't be to hostile or they'll take that pretty little face off as soon as they see you."
"I already blew a hole in your leg once, I'll do it again." Joan smirked as they entered the center of town. 3 Bandit ponies walked out of the shadows, Joan recognized the po
la cancion de los paisesla cancion de los paises3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Estados Unidos, Canadá, México, Panamá, Haití, Jamaica, Perú
República Dominicana, Cuba, Caribe (???), Groenlandia, El Salvador
Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, Guyana y siempre hay más (¿más?)
Guatemala, Bolivia, después Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, ¡arriba Brasil!
Costa Rica, Belice, Nicaragua, Bermudas, Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan
Paraguay, Uruguay, Suriname y Guyana Francesa, Barbados y Guam.
Noruega y Suecia, Islandia, Finlandia, Alemania Reunificada
Suiza, Austria, Checoslovaquia, Italia, Turquía y Grecia
Polonia, Rumania, Escocia, Albania, Irlanda, Rusia y Omán
Bulgaria, Arabia Saudita, Hungría, Chipre, Iraq e Irán
Y Siria y Líbano, Israel, Jordania, El Yemen, Kuwait y Bahrein
Holanda, El Ducado y Bélgica, Portugal, Francia, Inglaterra y España.India, Pakistán, Birmania, Afganistán, Tailandia, Nepal y Bután
Cambuchea, Malasia, Bangladesh y Asia (???), China, Corea y Ja
Lord Shen - Sorrowful Death Chapter 2 Lord Shen - Sorrowful Death.Lord Shen - Sorrowful Death Chapter 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
- " Po, what the matter with you?" - Master Shifu asked, looking as Po awkward repeating his movements, and the last few days be very scattered. This notice everything in the Valley of Peace, especially in the Jade Palace. "- The last day you are some sort of strange!"
- " Everything is ok, Master Shifu!" - Hurriedly said Panda. - " Well, I must go. I want to get some sleep. Bye!" - and quickly went that nothing has been explain. Master Shifu looked surprised at Po.
Po came to his room and tiredly lay down on the bed. Now 3 days have passed since the de
Run With Me: Chapter 2Run With Me: Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 2: No Love To Begin With
Two days had passed since Richard was assigned his mission. He'd been at Wallace's every beck and call; he was told to pick things up, put things away, and chase after the energetic prince. Richard couldn't get enough sleep on his night duties, having Wallace stay up all hours talking to the knight about his time playing around with his servants. He would laugh at the memories but Richard could only smile at how child-like he truly was. When the prince finally did fall asleep, Richard had only a few precious hours of rest before being awakened once again by Wallace's constant poking or a squeal from the maids. The young knight found himself resting his head on the bed with his arms supporting it like a pillow. Straightening back up in his seat for what he hoped would be the final time that morning, he watched the maids prepare the prince's breakfast. As preparations neared completion one walked to Wallace's bedside, stopping short and standing there ner
Sonic the Hedgehog: Game RelationsSonic the Hedgehog: Game Relations4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
CONCEPT: "MOBIUS" - Game Relations - Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
Name: Sonic the Hedgehog (all three nations)
Other Names (Nicknames): Sonic 1, Sonic Genesis, "The First/Best Sonic Game"
June 23rd, 1991 - North America
June 23rd, 1991 - Europe
July 26th, 1991 Japan
Quality: 16-Bit, Side-Scrolling Platformer
Game System(s): Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Also released on:
(1). Sega Arcade Systems - Mega Tech and Mega Play
(2). Sega Saturn - Sonic Jam Collection
(3). Sega Dreamcast - Smash Pack Volume #1
(4). Internet - RealPlayer Arcade, GameTap
(5). GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox/PC - Sonic Mega Collection (Plus)
(6). Radica Games' Play TV Legends Sega Genesis Volume 1, Super Sonic Gold
(7). Mobile - Sonic Café
(8). Sony PlayStation 2/Portable - Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Collection
(9). Nintendo Wii - Virtual Console
(10). Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis
(11). Microsoft Xbox 360 - Xbox Live Arcade
Faceless Jeff Entry #4((lalalallalalalalala~~Faceless Jeff Entry #43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nothing much to say here; I know I upload these a lot, but I'm almost done with all the entries I have planned~))
February 25, 1997
Vincent came in a little while ago to talk to me about what we're gonna do. He says we're going to do it either tomorrow or in two days. Some other patients have joined in as well, which according to him, is really good. Strength in numbers, I suppose.
Anyways, I should only spend a few minutes writing this; I have to work on the plan too. Before I go, though, I've been seeing Bear a lot lately y'know, the dead dog. Before, he was just in the corner of my eye, and whenever I turn to look (or should I say when Shadow turns to look), it's gone. But now, Bear is showing up more and more often. Just this morning, I saw Bear in front of me, in the hall. He was just standing there. When he turned to look at me, his eyes were white; soulless. When he turned back, I could bloodstains from un
Hate To Love Part Thirteen (Synacky Mpreg)Hate To Love Part Thirteen (Synacky Mpreg)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hate To Love Part Thirteen (Synacky Mpreg):
Three Days Later...
Brian laid across his sister and Ziah's couch, all life gone from his eyes. He couldn't bring himself to go back home even for clothes or other belongings after Zacky had run out on him after he'd proposed...publicly proposed.
"Guess he didn't love me as much as he thought...as he said he did. He didn't love ME at all. Why would he?"? he thought to himself sadly. "I just hope that he'll let me see my baby and be a daddy."
"I cannot believe your brother would hurt my brother like that and just run off," Evi sighed, looking in on her brother from the kitchen.
"I can't either. Zacky implied to me that he wanted to marry Brian. I just don't understand why he'd do what he did. Something is definitely going on that I don't know about, but I will find out what that
VD30TC: Theme 25 - Part 2Prompt #25: LightningVD30TC: Theme 25 - Part 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Somewhere there's someone who dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worth while, so when you are lonely, remember this is true: Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you." - Unknown
Sitting down on either side of the candlelight, Kakashi and Naeka started with their scare-off. Naeka began the contest with the first story, opening the book and reading out loud.
"It was a dark and stormy night-"
"Yawn," Kakashi cut her off, making her growl at him. "I can't believe the story starts off with that. Do you really expect to scare me with something unoriginal?"
Naeka's frown deepened. "Fine. Then you start off with a story."
She was about to hand him the book until the windows burst open from the storm. Kakashi pushed her out of harm's way as some of the rain poured inside. Lightning flashed just a few feet away from the apartment complex and wind followed behind, blowing out the candle's light.
Kakashi pulled Naeka close as he laid against t
Chapter 2: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 2: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 2
This had been a bad idea. Alex glanced around as they approached Yena's house.
Maybe if he ran for the trees now, he'd get away? He probably could, he was fast enough, but the hollow feeling in his stomach and the thought of a good meal stopped him.
He wasn't too worried about Zigzagoon. His Pokémon would return to their hiding spot in the woods, and find enough berries to feed himself. He just hoped Zigzagoon would find it's way out of the laboratory safely.
Yena turned around to him as they reached the front door of her house.
She stated: "This is where I live."
Alex suppressed the urge to roll his eyes, or saying something along the lines of 'good for you'.
He simply shrugged lightly, putting his hands in his pockets.
Yena gave him one of her smiles, which he couldn't understand.
He had been nothing but rude to this girl, so when was she going to be offended and send him away? But the warm look in her blue eyes seemed to be genuine. Her golden
CottonCandy: Body ShotsCottonCandy: Body Shots3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Jannnnnneeeeeeeeey" That lovely drunken voice pitched so sweetly.
"What now Lalonde?" Jane was way too busy baking a cake right now to even think of what her ridiculously drunken friend was doing in the living room.
"Let's dooooooo soemmthing! Let's go dancin, I want to daaaance wif you!" Roxy was already on her eigth shot and swaying around her martini glass as she was swaying over to opposing sides. "Lalonde, no! I'm already making a cake and besides if we went you'd fall over onto everyone. You can't dance now if you wanted too!" Jane was exclaiming at the drunken girl with a smile on her face. Roxy Lalonde wasn't going to take this foolish nonsense. She slammed her glass onto the counter. "Fuccckin Challenge acccccepted bitch!" Roxy slurred the words out as her red blush spread a little further. Jane just rolled her eyes and tried to pay the girl no attention. "I bet if yur dad was here he'd fuckin love to seeee meeee on the pole!" Roxy winked at her friend which made her eyes rol
VD30TC: Theme 25 - Part 1Prompt #25: LightningVD30TC: Theme 25 - Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Checkmate. I win again."
"Damn it, Kakashi! You must be cheating at this game!"
Hatake Kakashi and his girlfriend Hayashi Naeka were inside their shared apartment playing several rounds of checkers. They had originally planned to go on a date but the bad weather outside prevented them from doing so.
And to make matters worse, for Naeka, Kakashi was winning every game. Each time, she would constantly ask for a rematch and Kakashi would calmly tell her that she would lose again. It didn't stop her, though.
"Come on! You can't possibly be good at checkers!" Naeka whined playfully as anime-tears came from her eyes. "You have to be cheating somehow!"
Kakashi rolled his eyes. "You're about as stubborn as Gai. Let's play another game, Naeka. I'm getting bored."
She pouted. "Fine. Killjoy " Naeka looked through the closet for more
VD30TC: Theme 24Prompt #24: SymbolVD30TC: Theme 243 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Love reminds you that nothing else matters." - Amy Bushell
Atem snuck off to the royal gardens instead of going to one of the important lectures scheduled for him that day. He had planned to meet his childhood friend, now lover, Sora. It had been one year since they got together but everyone had yet to know of their secret romance.
He hurried deeper into the large paths of brush and bushes until he met up with the black-haired female. She had also snuck out from doing her chores to come meet with him. Sora smiled as she saw him coming up the pathway. "I thought you were going to be late. Guess you decided to be on time today."
The Pharaoh rolled his eyes. "Don't lump me in the same category as you. I'm never late for appointments." His arms wrapped themselves around her waist as hers wrapped around his neck. "But let's forget about tardiness and 'schedules' for now."
Sora grinned, rubbing her nose against his. "Fine, whatever you say," she teased. She grabbed
Arthur x Reader : No memory of me 1 part 1Arthur x Reader : No memory of me 1 part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She was gone- gone in his arms, gone in his life and left him nothing but a kiss from her pale blue lips. He could have saved her and they would once more be together, a thought he has locked up inside- a curse of his own faults.
He tried bringing her back to life, using black magic and witch craft, but not even one has brought her back into his arms. He was selfish enough to even giving his own soul; He was too selfish- all she ever wanted was to be free and walk those stares to the sky and reunite with her love ones.
One day, a demon took pity of him and granted his wish, but had a slight catch he never knew would be coming. She was now back-to life yet still not in his arms. Flames busted in his eyes, fury scorching in his vein.
"You promised to bring her back!", he shouted and looked at it straight in the eyes showing no fear of what would happen to him next.
"And I did. Not just here, but somewhere in this mortal planet;", it said calmly floating in mid air.
VD30TC: Theme #6Prompt #6: IrisVD30TC: Theme #63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You're nothing short of my everything." Ralph Block
Two felines ran through the fields in a secluded forest. It was warm and sunny, like the springtime, filled with a beautiful array of flowers.
In that secluded forest alone, it always felt like springtime temperate weather and healthy-looking, vibrantly colored flowers that bloomed almost all the time. However, it was actually winter in their world.
Today was Valentine's Day, the time for lovers to show their affection through cute gifts, little getaways, and cuddling together in the comfort of each other's warmth.
That was what Tantalite had heard from a group of humans a while back. And that was why he brought his friend Flammy out. He wanted to show some type of affection on this special day but was running out of ideas besides taking her to the fields.
"So what did you want to tell me?" Flammy asked, sitting down and licking her paw.
A light pink blush spread across Tantalite's cat-face as he