ME Ch. 0What Came Before Memory's EndME Ch. 05 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the Trisoul solar system there are three Earth-like planets: Trahe, the world most structurally similar to Earth; Retha, a mostly ocean and mountain-covered world; Athrea, the world of vast jungles, deserts and volcanoes. For hundreds of years the Zolani, or soul animals, have roamed all three of the planets freely. Essentially forms of energy, the Zolani have two shapes they can maintain interchangeably: humans with animalistic features or beasts with the ability to speak Human.
Every Zolani wields the powerful ability to become one with human beings in body, mind, and most importantly spirit. In ancient civilizations, humans linked with these creatures were revered as demigods.
As each of these planets advanced, the study of Homo-Zolani fusion had begun to take place. Initially, it was believed that the link between a human and Zolani was established with eye contact. Deeper research revealed that the connection requ
Night of Blood part 5Night of Blood part 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Daisuke and Luna where walking in hall and Luna at same time looking around trying not to be seen by Darren "looking out for Darren" Daisuke said "ya I don't want to see him I still mad at him" Luna said "well I don't like way he acts some time and does but he a good guy and you should be happy your only girl he ever fell for" said Daisuke. Luna face blush then got vary red and her heart beat fast "well I don't like him" she said then Luna quickly looked away face still red Daisuke smile a little and things became quiet then they got in the kitchen saw 2 maids "hay Umeko and Yori can you fix us something to eat and this Luna she new" said Daisuke "will do sir and welcome Luna" said as the 2 girl was making the food in the kitchen as Luna and Daisuke sat down in the dinner room. things where quiet for a min then Luna stared to talk "so how long you been a vampire here" Luna said he look up thinking about "well....it's been a long time like 70 years I think I been a long time it
UMvC3 Fan Moveset: ServbotUMvC3 Fan Moveset: Servbot4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Origin: Mega Man Legends series
First Appearance: Mega Man Legends (1997)
Voiced by: Elizabeth Hanna (EN) Chisa Yokoyama (JP)
Theme song: A remix of Servbot's theme from The Misadventures of Tron Bonne
Alternate costume: ???
Stage: Servbot Amusement Park (Shared with Roll and Tron Bonne)
Standing: L Cuts a small piece off the top of a pumpkin, M Cuts the top off a bigger pumpkin, H Tablecloth rise. Launcher. Servbot raises his arms up,
launching a floating tablecloth, S See Standing L.
Crouching: L Sits and peels a potato, M Turns and peels the potato again, H Clumsy Trip. Servbot falls, catching 5 dishes. Knockdown. S - See Crouching M.
Aerial: L Diagonally down kitchen knife stab, M Falling diagonal hot pot of soup. Servbot falls downward,
holding a pot of soup/stew with two potholders, H Jumping straight tray w/rice/beans/milk, S Jumping stir-fry noodle toss. As Servbot jumps, he tosse
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 3Heaven is Other Roko INA part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The master instructed Shari to dress for the occasion, and so he did, with the best piece of clothing he could scrounge up but which still fit his small frame. It was a cloak that folded into a robe, dyed solid black. It did not have true sleeves; rather the fabric was folded under the sash in order to give the appearance of sleeves. Besides it, he only wore a fresh shenti, because even the night was hot and he wasn't the sort of idiot who would overdress, even for an important occasion.
They walked through the main dining hall, which rang with all the noise and smells that generally accompanied dinner. The hall, filled with a rich warm glow from the heating coils and the overhead chandeliers, was divided into four quadrants, and each quadrant was divided by long serving tables. The centers of these tables had wide pathways for the servers and cooks to walk through, to deliver and refresh all the various kinds of dishes on that dinner's menu. The pathways joined in the middle, which co
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 1Heaven is Other Roko INA part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A roko's life does not belong to himself; it has and always will belong to all roko. For this reason, on behalf of the Upper Court and the nation of New Haven, you are hereby branded with the white cross, which shall not be erased until you turn thirty years of age.
Sharikola swung the sword in a wide overhead arc. The runes painted on the wall appeared to burn in his vision as he threw his concentration onto them. The whole room shook with a fervent, percussive force that rattled the crates and the stones in the chamber wall.
Shari did not forget what had been taken from him. Shari did not forgive, despite what the nation decreed.
With a wide, round motion, he sheathed his sword, then stood up straight. Although he was small and thin, even for a coni, he had keen muscular strength, which showed though his thin summer fur. He never felt winded anymore, even after going through the kata three times in one afternoon.
The kata was of his own invention. Though heavily based on the G
Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 2Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Captain," the ringel addressed from the viewscreen. The words lagged behind the image as the translator, unhooked from the central computer, struggled to interpret his language without help of the predictor module. The computer did a fine job of matching his voice, however, with its gruff, insulting tone. The ringel had kicked his boots onto the desk in front of him, and he held in each arm a ringel female.
Ringel were unlike the geroo; gray and white fur covered their slim bodies. They had round black noses instead of broad flat ones, and dark patches of fur most notable around their eyes. Were he not wearing boots, the ringel would be displaying his five-toed feet. Their tails compensated for their verminesque slenderness by growing thick bushy fur with dark rings--hence their moniker.
Given the sharp and accented manner in which he was dressed, in a fur-lined sleeveless vest and gloves, Ateri assumed it was for either confidence or intimidation. But this source of dread came from h
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 4Heaven is Other Roko INA part 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I've written . . . most of a book," Shari said, his words slurring. He wasn't very drunk, but still more inebriated than he'd ever been before. "Based on my research into the Principle War. I wanted to do the same as this ancient book I read, that diagrammed the motion of the armies over the continent--oh, but I'm not terribly good at keeping my lines . . ."
Shari lifted his head, half-seeing the room around him for the first time. He pulled together the pieces--the towel racks, the wood benches, the warm humidity, the soapy odor, and several dozen other roko walking out of the dressing rooms wearing no clothing. When had they gone down to the baths?
"I'm, I'm sorry, how long have I been talking?" Shari said.
"About the time you finished your soup, you haven't shut up," Zure said.
Shari grinned at her stupidly.
The walls in the dressing room were lined floor to ceiling with cubby holes. Doorways led out in four directions: hot water (further down the hall from where they came i
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 6Heaven is Other Roko INA part 64 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shari opened his eyes and saw, besides the glare of the sun as it came up over the trees, a dark shadow that turned into the face of a kangaroo.
He sat up, and the kangaroo turned away, disinterested. Shari glaned around and wondered why he was under a tree in the middle of an open field away from the main road.
He had to urinate again, and did so in the field. His head ached like a vise being pressed around it--a hangover. He emptied his entire waterskin into his mouth before feeling able to walk just a little, despite all the sores in his feet, legs and back. It was around that time as he leaned on a tree to stop the pounding in his head that he remembered what he was doing.
"You idiot!" He shouted, kicking up the dust on the road. "Storming off drunk in the heat of the summer!"
The sudden outburst spooked the kangaroo that time, who sprang away, causing two or three more hidden in the tall grass to leap up and leave with it.
Shari was less angry at himself for making the decision th
Argo Part 1Argo Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
During the final hours of the Annual American Engineers Association Symposium, the grounds outside the convention center teemed with androids. Most were under four feet tall, with a harmless animal quality to them; fur, face and all. The symposium did not permit out-of-the-box factory androids on the convention floor for multiple reasons--though disappointingly, what they had to offer this year lacked any significant improvements.
The sky brooded, matching the mood that hung over the entire weekend. Mira wanted to return to work; it would be a welcoming distraction from an unproductive trip. Castletown was a veritable holy land of android engineering (at least for this hemisphere), but her grail was still missing.
Lily, her android, pulled the car up to the convention hall, when it began to rain. In technical design terms, Lily was an ani-droid, but the lazy tongue dropped the extra vowel. Ani-droids were too common to r
Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 3Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I heard about the emergency," the commissioner said.
The new commissioner Pokokuro was, to Jakari's relief and concern, an old face. Pokokuro arranged the video conference from inside a hot bath (an enormous waste of water, had it been onboard the ship). Her attendants, miniscule in comparison, scrubbed down her scales, massaged her wings, filed her talons and horns, and covered her in gallons of fragrance. Slaves guided hoses hanging from the ceiling to rinse down the parts of her above the surface of the pool. Others stood on her, scrubbing down each scale with caustic soap which would, had they not each been dressed in full body suits, seared their flesh off.
The krakun's rise to power occurred long before computer technology ever came into being on their planet. The average krakun was a physical and mental powerhouse, with a life expectancy in the range of twelve thousand years--twelve times longer than the next longest-lived species in the universe, the turek. Over the course of
The Stained Marble Chap. 10 RuinedThe Stained Marble Chap. 10 Ruined4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Warnings: This is yaoi.
Preview Line: He opened his mouth and spoke those two words that shattered Aido's world forever.
The Stained Marble
"Welcome back, Lord Kaname," Yuuki chirped even before Takuma could properly greet him at the Academy's gates.
Aido gritted his teeth, glaring at the tiny girl who constantly messed up his life. Why was she even here, greeting Kaname upon his arrival back from his two-week "business" trip? The young noble and the rest of the Night Class were lined up at the gates to welcome back the pureblood, but somehow, the disciplinary committee members, Yuuki and Zero, were even closer than the rest of the Night Class.
Aido wanted to rush forward, clutch Yuuki's frail arm, and tell her she had no right to be next to Kaname. But he knew it wasn't her fault for his own jealous thoughts, which were suddenly interrupted as Kaname tenderly turned to her and ad
Argo Part 3Argo Part 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mira excused herself after pulling Lily back on the worktable and fidgeting with her arms for several minutes. She yawned heavily, and went straight to bed without bothering to wash upshe would finish later. She was starving, too, but sleep came first.
"Miss Mira?" Eo asked, peeking through the door to the bedroom, "would you like me to do anything for you while you sleep?"
"Hrm," Mira said, looking up from the pillow. "Did you find anything on the internet yet?"
"No . . ." Eo said, "I haven't been able to match my name, my description, or even unique numbers. I've informed several android agencies that I've lost my identity, and they said they'd tell me if something came up. So, could I do something for you?"
"Well, what do you normallyoh, that's right. Uh, just clean up, if you want."
Want. That was a word she didn't normally use with androids, at least in a professional sense. She alw
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 5Heaven is Other Roko INA part 54 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Glancing back and seeing nobody, Shari left the residence hall. Compared to the air in the baths, the outdoor air was refreshing. For extra relief, he dunked his head into the large central fountain that laid between the four buildings. The cold shock only half-rejuvenated his mind, doing little to push out the drunkenness, but it was enough to clear away the tears.
The sun was down, and the stars hung in the sky, but the night was still far too young to see the sun's shadow, the black moon that moved always opposite. Reaffixing his glasses and the cloak, Shari sat on the fountain wall, still fuming. He was perfectly aware he was drunk, but despite this state he could not shake the final conclusion that he had come to: he absolutely had to get out of here and finish what the brigands had started a long time ago. Taking any more time waiting around would have only led to more risk at being discovered, more punishments and more injustice, while if he took off and failed, he would merely
UMvC3 Fan Moveset: Wolverine RevampedUMvC3 Fan Moveset: Wolverine Revamped4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Origin: X-Men series
First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #180 (Oct 1974)
Voiced by: Steven Jay Blum
Theme song: A remix of Wolverine's theme from X-Men vs. Street Fighter
Alternate costume: Classic Wolverine from The Uncanny X-Men
Stage: Town Hall -Clockwork- (Shared with Cyclops and Phoenix)
Standing light punch, Crouching light punch, Jumping light punch
Standing middle punch, Crouching middle punch, Jumping middle punch
Standing fierce punch, Crouching fierce punch, Jumping fierce punch
Light kick, Crouching light kick, Jumping light kick
Standing forward kick, Crouching forward kick, Jumping forward kick
Standing fierce kick, Crouching fierce kick, Jumping fierce kick
Sankaku Tobi: Jump against a wall, press in opposite direction
Knee Kick: M,M
Double Claw: M,M
Repeated Claws: AIR Tap M repeatedly
Sliding Claw: DF + H
Extra Slash: M + L
Slide: DF + M
Air Extra Slash: AIR + M + L
Dive Kick: AIR D + H
Berserker Barrage: QCF + P
Tornado Claw: DP +
pokemon black and white love 6pokemon black and white love 64 years ago in Romance More Like This
The next morning Luna wakes up and gets ready to go and holding on her egg, as she was ready she look at Snivy "ok Snivy let get going to Nacrene city, it's going to take 4 day to get there we can get some training done" Luna said to her Snivy as it nodded. As a half a week when by as they training and battling other trainers, as she finally got to Nacrene city she nodes a Pidove was watching at her then flew off " .ok?" Luna said confused but she continues on. Luna when to Pokémon center have Nurse Joy to heal and to look at her egg "your Pokémon all good and healthily and your egg looks it about to hatch soon" Nurse Joy said "oh that great thank you" she said to Nurse Joy then she turn to her Pokémon ok guys lets go get a gym badge and win it" they all jump up and down for joy then Luna return them there pok'e ball but Snivy. Luna and her Snivy walk around looking for the gym "hay Luna" she turns to see it was Mark "oh hay Mark" Luna said as Mark walk up to her th
Argo Part 4Argo Part 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It turned out Eo knew many shortcuts to fixing Lily. The sheer amount of knowledge she had on the subject filled the entire time they put Lily back together. There was little about robotics Eo did not know some improvement to. She rewrote Lily's damaged data-storage procedure in less than ten minutes, organizing it in a radically different, yet much more intuitive way than Mira had even thought possible.
Mira had been awake again for nearly twenty hours. She leaned back from her desk and stretched. Eo came back from the kitchen carrying the next half of the reheated delivery pizza. (Delivery because, for some unexplained reason, Eo did not know how to cook.) When she saw Mira agape in the middle of a yawn, Eo set the pizza down and took her by the hand.
"You're too tired," Eo said with a demanding tone, "you need to get some sleep."
"Oh come on, we're almost done . . ." Mira said, yawning again.
"No," Eo insisted, "I'll
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 2Heaven is Other Roko INA part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The chalk ticked repeatedly as the master wrote on the board. The master, a heavyset brok, was quite old, though not to say feeble. He was a hundred and ten still fit compared, even compared to some of the young students who were just now growing out of their teens, and had grown up on a sedentary lifestyle. Even the room was mostly spared from the summer heat, though the magic was only temporary and the number of warm bodies pushed that temperature back up.
"You have to forget all you know about distribution and logistics," he said, "what we reserve for a national scale, they imparted to every individual in every culture, save for the occasional small, isolated village. The basis for this system is what, Sharikola?" he said, without turning away from the board.
Shari froze, halfway through the curtain that divided the room from the outside. The other adolescents snickered, all of them sitting of laying on cushions that filled the room, either on the bench lining its perimeter or simpl
Charlie SummersCharlie Summers4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
CHARLIE | | SUMMERS
■ Human ■ 20-30 ■ SEEKER/PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR
Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 4Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Though natural wormholes could be many sizes, technology dictated a minimum three miles diameter. Every wormhole required an entry and exit point, stable holes on either side to function. These minimums had been constant for nearly seven thousand years. Enemies of the krakun had every reason to reduce the size, radiation signature, or necessity of an exit point, but some fundamental force prevented stability on any of these fronts. At least, so far as Ateri knew; some distant race could have solved the problem, but he had no method of attaining such knowledge, since his communications came through krakun news feeds.
Artificial gates, being high-maintenance, could not run without a crew. The krakun designed the White Flower II to carry a gate as efficiently (and cheaply) as possible. "Efficient" included its entire complement who, save for the commissioner, were locked away inside it. Because the mission lasted far longer than non-krakun would survive even on a cursory voyage, the ship
The Stained Marble Chap. 15 The Undiscovered TruthThe Stained Marble Chap. 15 The Undiscovered Truth4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Preview Line: Aido's world shattered. His memories came flooding back and so did all of the pain. He remembered.
The Stained Marble
The Undiscovered Truth
"Close your eyes, Hanabusa. I'll wipe away your tears. I'll take away your pain because you belong to me. You always have."
.....One month later.....
"Aido! Where are you?" Yuuki called.
Aido stirred but didn't open his eyes. Lately, he had no motivation to get up in the evenings. Something was bothering him and he didn't even know what. His chest felt heavy like some part of him was missing.
It annoyed him more than anything, and so he found himself trying to sleep it off. He hoped dreaming would give him answers, but his dreams were always empty or out of his reach.
Yet, he still remembered bits and pieces of his time spent at Cross Academy with Kaname and Yuuki. However, that had been over a month ago, and now the three of
Khonun the Destroyer pt 2Khonun the Destroyer pt 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fallus Akemla sprinted down the hallway of the Adeptus facility, with a squad of tech guard following close behind him, stopping before a corner he went into his mind for a moment and called one of the tech guard forward with the neural implants he had secretly built into the guardsmen during their psychosurgeries, ensuring his dominance over their minds, this let him give the men orders without speaking or exhausting his attentions so he could stay concentrated on what was before him. The only thing that laid ahead now were the automated heavy bolter turrets on either side of the thick plasteel doors that lead into Test Lab Alpha B, their control panel sat within' their targeting sensors to prevent anything deemed hostile from reaching them. The area between the traitor priest and the automated defenses was only a mere 4 meters, but the rate of fire and caliber of the heavy bolters would tear through his power armour and his Skitarii's. Thinking more orders he had the man pull a frag
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 8Heaven is Other Roko INA part 84 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"He's here, he's here!" A shadow passed along the ground as the avia flew overhead, calling.
As Shari's legs burned in pain, he ran. As his wounds seared, he ran. After he expended every last ounce of energy, he ran, and he ran, and he ran.
"He's here, he's here," the voice echoed between the massive structures, giving the reverb of the high-pitched squawking a sharp metallic ring.
Shari ran until there was nothing left but a cold sensation that demanded he move, but it was impossible for his body to respond. He looked, seeing blurry shadows of the collapsed walls around the ruins. He collapsed, wedged between a pile of rubble and the wall. He tried to pull his cloak over himself, but even with the will, neither of his arms moved any longer, nor his legs, nor his head, nor even his eyes.
I am going to die here.
Time passed. Shari was aware of its continual creep, but without grounding only knew that it passed, not how much nor how little. The continual timelessness
Star Wars: Mel'Anctha - 06Star Wars: Mel'Anctha - 065 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There were signs of the Council beginning to gather in the center corridor. Dagmoro, Ium, and I stood outside of the ring of seats as they were slowly filled, one by one. About half of the Council members were present and all of them were either eyeing Ium and I or whispering something about us.
Dagmoro leaned in toward the both of us, brushing his hand down his long white beard, perhaps in an attempt to disguise what he was telling us. "As you might suspect, Shadows like the two of you have been considered a dead sect in the order for the better part of the decade. Since the JedI Civil War, your numbers have been on the decline. You've become shades of a violent past that they want to put behind them. The Council members that decided to speak with you have been frowned upon by the others. But, deep down, they do realize that you are the best option."
I nodded in acknowledgement, but my focus was elsewhere.
Dieselpunk Story BackgroundCopyright (C) 2011 by Kevin L. O'BrienDieselpunk Story Background4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At the turn of the 20th century, an eccentric genius working for the US army at its weapons development and proving ground named Elizabeth Mabuse, developed a number of innovations that revolutionized technology. Among them were dramatically increasing the efficiency and power output of diesel engines, the development of turbosuperchargers, creating compact electrical batteries with high storage capacities and high power output, inventing miniaturized mechanical systems, and devising compact programmable binary differential analyzers. She also originated advanced diesel formulations, additives, and new production methods, including liquefaction of coal, shale oil, and natural gas, and derivation from biomass. She laid the groundwork for rocketry, cybernetics, missiles, and directed energy weapons, and she conceived of the theoretical and mathematical basis of electrogravitics.
The army approached Pres. McKinley with her discoveries, but whereas he