The Simpsons: 10 Years Later - A Bob Con Chapter 1The Simpsons: 10 Years Later - A Bob Con Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Robert Terwilliger, otherwise known as Sideshow Bob had a frown on his face as he looked up at the banner on the outside of a building that said "Springfield Gamers, Video Game Convention" on it. He sighed as he looked down. "Why did I let myself get talked into this?" he asked in a thinking out-loud way.
"Because if you said no, your only son would throw a fit." came the voice of his younger brother Cecil who was standing beside him. The two had been dragged here by their sons Gino and William who as it turned out were really into video games which the two boys played quite a lot much to their fathers dismay.
"I am never going to understand these things or our sons weird obsession with them, for that matter." Bob stated to his brother as he crossed his arms. "I doubt any parent really does." Cecil added before he started to head inside the building, with Bob following him in.
Inside there was many tables set up and areas with stands that had people on them, talking. "Egad, how do they
Like-Marge Becomes a RobotLike-Marge Becomes a Robot6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Homer was tired of Marge's constant nagging, every time he tried to do ANYTHING fun, she put a stop to it!"Still can't believe she made me drop outta that marble eating contest!" He grumbled.
After looking thru Bart's vintage and mylar sealed comics, he'd found an advertisement for 'Krusty's funtime denagger! Guarantied to stop your parents from nagging you constantly!' "Hmm...if it works on parents...maybe it'll work on WIVES!" Homer said excitedly! "Guess I don't need YOU all anymore!" he said, throwing the rest of Bart's comics into the fireplace.
-6-8 weeks later-
"BART! Something arrived from Krusty for you!" Marge shouted as she carried the box in. "Huh? I didn't order anything. How could I after dad burned all my comics!" "IT'S HERE!!!" Homer squealed as he rushed in, grabbed the box and headed back into his bedroom.
Homer ripped the box, pulling out a remote control and a small circular device with an antenna. "Huh.." Homer thought to himself
Simpsons MagicSimpsons Magic7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"C'mon Milhouse! I can't wait to try out my new Krusty brad wish granter!" Bart said as he and his friend Milhouse rushed up into his room, holding a small figure of Krusty the Clown with a jewel in it's hand. "So Bart, what are ya gonna wish for? Money? Power?" Milhouse asked. "Well first I think we need to test it! We don't want this to be like the Krusty invisibility cloak!" Bart said. "Yea. Who knew Comic Book Guy could throw so hard." Milhouse said, rubbing his head.
"Ok, for my first wish...um....something simple....I got it! I wish I had a new ball!" Bart said. "Why'd ya wish for that? Didn't you say your old one was on the roof?" Milhouse asked. "Yea, but dad tried to get it down with his BB gun." Bart explained. "HEY BART!" Lisa called from downstairs, "The pizza mom ordered came, and dad's beating up the delivery man to get it! if you want some, better hurry!"
As Bart and Milhouse ran downstairs, Marge walked into his bedroom, "Bart really needs t
Jessica Lovejoy TG ARJessica Lovejoy TG AR2 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sunday morning meant one thing and one thing only in my family: church. We had to have held the record for most services attended in a row. It was almost ridiculous, nothing would stop us from going. Anything from a slight fever to a broken leg, my parents would prevail in finding a way to get them along with me and my younger brother Phillip to go.
"Leaving in five! Noah, Phillip, be ready!" my dad announced from the hallway. I was 15 while my brother was 12 years of age. One of the things that I didn't quite understand was the donation plate that was passed around. If I wanted to spend my money somewhere, I'd go to the movies or the game store.
Ready in my polo shirt and tan slacks, I fixed up my hair and went down to the bottom of the stairs where my dressed-up parents were awaiting me. "Phillip! Chop chop!" my mom yelled, nearly bursting my eardrum. Another thing they made a point on was not being late. A single second that was missed and we would hear their wrath.
Once he was fina
The Cherub: Chapter oneThe Cherub: Chapter one5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(The Story of Amadio Boklov)
By: Staci Woodson.
That Day, the sky and all under it seemed so beautiful. The scene looked as though it had been painted in rich oils. Made up of vibrant shades of cobalt and slate, forest greens and burnt umber. The purest white bringing the silver lining to each and every cloud hovering in the heavens. But that's how it was in those days. Whenever I saw the beauty of the world, the true beauty of it, I could never believe it to be real. But more like a dream. Perhaps, what a man on his death bed might describe as the holy of holys. The realm of our lord, Christ.
It had been an exceedingly good day in and of it's self. It rained that morning, clearing the world of the haze that seemed to blanket the city in the last weeks before the rainy season. The land and indeed all the creachers which treaded upon it seemed to breathe a sigh, welcoming the purifying rain. I loved the rain. It seemed to my eyes, to make
SALLY.EXESALLY.EXE4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I'm a big fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, like a lot of people. I narrowed down to the classic Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon shows though, because I think the rest SEGA had spawned was rat-crap. Each to their own.
I was browsing E-bay the other day. I wondered if there would be any items about my favourite character from the series, Sally Acorn. Indeed, what I found was a plushie that was manufactured in SEGA WORLD of Sydney, which closed down due to the lack of visitors in 2006. Those Sally plushies were very rare, but I didn't have the money to buy her and my parents would despise me for it. I examined the plushie for a while as the article came with pictures. This Sally even had her jacket. On it, was written with a permanent marker "GOD". I don't really know what it meant. Probably the initials of the child owning her before they sold her.
I clicked the back button to return to the "Sonic Sally" search, knowing I wouldn't win the auction anyway, only to find another ar
Dr. No ReviewDr. No Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
You know the name, you know his profession, you know his one liners, the gadgets, the villains, the hot, sexy women, and the theme music. I, of course, am talking about Johnny English.
Just kidding. It's James Bond.
Based on the character created by Ian Fleming, Bond made a successful transition from literature to film in 1962 with Dr. No which was interesting enough, based on the sixth novel. Granted while this wasn't the first time Bond had been adapted into a visual medium with the episode of Climax being an adaptation of the first novel by Fleming called Casino Royale but it was the first James Bond film to be produced by Eon Productions, a company created by producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman (and the two created another one called Danjaq to keep the rights). The company is still around to this producing the 23rd in the franchise for MGM and Sony called Skyfall.
I'll get to it when that finally comes out this year.
And this was the also the first film to feature
The 20 Worst Movies of 2013 Part 1The 20 Worst Movies of 2013 Part 12 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Good Golly, miss Molly, this was not a good year.
It's usually a tradition that every year, I make a list of 10 of the best and 10 of the worst movies of that year.
But this year, I can't even really pull together 10 movies that really left that big an impact on me and even the ones that I wanted to see, I missed that boat and now have to wait for next year if I'm going to see them (i.e. "12 Years a Slave," and "Dallas Buyers Club").
But do you really want me to list this year's best films? Easy: "Mud," "Gravity," "Star Trek: Into Darkness," "Spring Breakers," "The Conjuring," "The Way, Way Back," "Philomena," "Captain Phillips," "Before Midnight," and "The Lone Ranger" (no, I'm being serious about that choice.)
But this has also been a rather bad year financially as I made mention before, over 20 movies failed to make it's box office returns domestically, leaving the foreign market to pick up the pieces to at least pay back for advertising and the people who were just trying to
After The Game and BetNatalie let out an irritated sigh in front of Hana's house in a cold winter wind. She was currently dressed in a black winter coat with dark blue jeans that had rips in them in several different places and wore brown ugg boots and had a red duffel bag slung over her left shoulder.After The Game and Bet5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was Friday and it was nearing dinner time meaning the sky had darken and Natalie wished she was at home right now. Instead she had made a bet with Hana and lost and now she had to spend all weekend severing as her maid. If she refused any of her orders, pictures and videos would surface on the internet of her being tied up while wearing very little clothing.
She began to walk towards the door and rang the door bell three times and as she waited for it to open she thought about running away. Before she could make up her mind the door opened showing Hana wearing a dark blue t-shirt with her long black hair resting on her shoulders with a black skirt and matching knee socks.
"Hello Natalie." Hana said with a
Replacement MummyIt was a beautiful day at the local college. Ms. Johnson, the local history teacher, was busy giving another one of her usual lectures. During the course of it, she seemed to be looking at one of her students, Christina, a bit more than usual. Like she had some interest. As Christina brushed a back a lock of her short blond hair from her eyes, she pondered what the teacher could be looking at her for. For now, she just brushed it off as nothing. Eventually, class ended and the students began to file out, but Ms. Johnson approached Christina.Replacement Mummy6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Excuse me, but could I see you after class for a bit?"
"Umm.....sure, Ms. Johnson...."
Inside, Christina began to worry - she was worried about that recent test and was terrified that this is about that result. In the office, Ms. Johnson simply sat at her chair. Near her was a roll of medical bandages and a large sarcophagus. She looked at Christina with a sly smile.
"Christina, how would you like to help me with a little something?" she asked cal
Gir Meets Fred Fred Burger"Gir, you are to protect the base. You understand?" Zim told Gir.Gir Meets Fred Fred Burger9 years ago in Humor More Like This
Gir went in red Gir and said, "Yes, my Lord."
"Good; i'll be back later with some tacos." Zim said walking. "Tacos." Gir repeated; from there he went to his normal self again.
"I'm gonna watch the scary monkey show!" And he did. The funny part, though, was that all the episodes he watches were back-to-back repeats of one singal episode he saw over, and over; but he still laughed each time.
But then Gir was hungry. "I need tacos, or i'll EXPLODE!" he said. Then the door bell rang.
'Ding dong', "Yes". the person outside the door said.
'Ding Dong', "Yes". Gir opened the door to a cute little green elephant, who kept on pressing the door bell and saying yes at the end.
'Ding Dong', "Yes".
"Hello, you like tacos?" Gir said, and also when he answered the door, he had his dog-suit on too.
"UH, yes i like tacos, and i like nachos and frozen yogurt. Um, do you like nachos and frozen yogurt?" the green elephant asked.
Die Another Day ReviewDie Another Day Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The 40th anniversary of the James Bond franchise finally commenced in 2002. The year was already crowded with new debuts for big budget films; Spider-Man was finally released to the moviegoing public after years of development hell (ironically, MGM was going to make Spidey their second franchise next to Bond before trading the rights for Casino Royale from Sony/Columbia), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was anticipated to be better than The Phantom Menace at least, Minority Report was the team up between Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was well under way for November of that year, as was The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Clearly MGM didn't intend to be left behind, out came Die Another Day on November 22nd after months of promotion and hype to the point of Mattel making Barbie dolls of the latest Bond girl and even ABC airing a slew of Bond films every Sunday such as The Spy Who Loved Me.
And nowadays, it garnered a mixed reactio
The red ballet boots-Part 1The red ballet boots-Part 18 years ago in Spiritual & Occult More Like This
Life in a small farmer town like Smithville can become pretty predictable after living some years there. There's no action and life is an endless routine. Well, that was the point of view of a young lady until this autumn.
One morning, Nancy Hendricks stepped out the school bus and headed to the High school entrance. She was 5' 4" tall with waist long hair tied in a ponytail with a red bow and as usually, she was carrying her backpack where she kept her gym uniform.
At the doorsteps of the front door of the school where her friends Clara and Diana sat as every morning talking. Nancy waved her hand at them and walked quickly toward the teenagers as they paused for a moment their chat.
"Hi guys, what's going on?" Nancy greeted.
"Not much Nancy" Clara answered "Say … Nice short skirt where did you get it?"
"Oh, you mean this? I bought it last summer. I heard Short skirts are very popular nowadays in New York City" Nancy answered as she modelled the white mini skirt.
"Hellooooo Nancy!" Dia
Wrapping ProblemsIt was getting close to bedtime as Sapphire finished up her modifications to her latest binding spell. The last few tests and tweaks had made for some promising results and it was hoped this would make it last longer with minimal user drain. With any luck, it would make controlling wild animal specimens easier.Wrapping Problems4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Of course, Sapphire didn't dare mentioned she'd be using her own take on the spell on herself and her boyfriend for their own pleasure.
With the last of the adjustments made, Sapphire quietly cast the spell. As she spoke, red wrappings materialized before her and began to wrap around her body, soon cocooning her. This time around, she found herself more fully cocooned, coated from head to toe with only her eyes and some small openings for her nose left open. It cost a little more magic power than she thought it would, but it was within acceptable amounts.
Pleased with this new change, Sapphire wriggled and squirmed in her new bindings, finding them to be as secure as they had be
Clobber girl vs Drake part 3Clobber girl got to the foot of the mountain and started to climb it. It took about 20 minutes before she saw a hidden base located inside a cave. Clobber girl went in. She sneaked down a corridor and suddenly heard Drakes voice. Finally! he said standing in front of a big machine The signal is being sent out and soon everyone will be under my control Not if I can help it! Clobber girl said and walked towards him. Ahh! Clobber girl. Somehow Im not surprised that youre safe. I guess Im going to have to tie you up again. Boundus! Drake shouted and a big blue robot came into the room. This is my latest invention. Tie her up! he said and the robot attacked Clobber girl. It threw some rope at her but Clobber girl ducked and came running towards it. She punched it but got no result. Aoow! That hurts without powers she said. The robot then grabbed her ankles and mummified her from neck tClobber girl vs Drake part 37 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Best Games of 2013: 10-6The Best Games of 2013: 10-62 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
From Norwegian developers comes a sweet little platformer that might have flown under the radar, even for indie gamers. It was released only recently, a little too late in the year, as many bloggers and journalists were already too busy writing out their own lists of the best titles of the year. Still, I had found out and given it a shot.
Teslagrad is a yet another 2D sidescrolling Metroidvania platformer, but in contrast to the lighthearted Guacamelee or the whacky Rogue Legacy, this is a darker affair. The game starts when an invading army breaks through the walls of some technologically advanced steampunk city, and the mother of the player character hurriedly motions for her son to head for the castle in the center.
The opening is a chase scene, but certainly not a cutscene. You have to outrun the invaders with a little parkour.
Once you’re inside, you’ll find the castle is some steampunk utopia, albeit replace the steam w
The Three Ages of Gwen - 1The Three Ages of Gwen - 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Come on, you dweeb Grandpa will be waiting for us."
Gwen Tennyson laughed as she ran after her cousin towards the Rustbucket, the old camper van that her grandfather had been using to drive them around the country all summer. When she had first heard about the trip, two things had upset her more than anything. Firstly, been stuck in a vehicle that looked like it was been held together with duct tape and not much else. Secondly, having to spend the entire summer not just with her grandfather, but also with the idiot that was her cousin, Ben Tennyson.
She was dressed in her usual clothing a light blue top with darker blue sleeves that came to just over her elbows, white Capri pants and trainers, with her red hair held back by a single clip. The top had her favourite cat motif on the front. As for Ben, he was wearing that shirt and shorts combo again.
The holiday had started badly, and had threatened to get w
Even From the Good ThingsEven From the Good Things4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Around she flew, perfectly circling the pond. She was completely at ease, like she had been born to do this. The blades of her skates slid easily across frozen surface.
He sat in the snow, simply marveling at her tantalizing beauty. The way her golden curls caressed her rosy cheeks, the way she would simply glide along the pond's edge without a care in the world. A sigh escaped his lips as he gazed after her.
She leapt into the air, turning a full 360 degrees before landing on a single foot, with the other extended behind her. She didn't lose balance for a moment. Her violet-colored scarf flowed behind her, tangling with the long, blonde curls.
He remained where he was, still stunned by the was she danced along the ice so magnificently, as he absent-mindedly twirled the fraying end of his coat sleeve.
At last, she opens her eyes as she comes to a stop. She sees him now, and her face glows