Racism.It's a word that many people use, but almost nobody actually considers.
For example: Saying something like "the first african-american in space," specifying their ethnicity separates them from other groups, and cancels the anti-racism intended by the statement.
Saying that someone is an ethnicity, to help identify them, is not racist. People of different geographical origin have different genetics and attributes.
Terms like "mexican-american" and "japanese-american" only extenuate racism. People from canada living in america aren't called "canadian-americans," are they? If you live in america, that makes you an american. if you live in japan, you're japanese. Deal with it.
Calling someone a racist, especially when they aren't, makes you look like an idiot or an asshole. People have their own opinions, and if you show them that you don't fit in with a stereotype, than they might change their opinion. As long as they aren't bothering anyone, they're only hurting themselves.
The law in ar
Truth of heart ch. 1''Honey, be careful!''Truth of heart ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I waved at my mother with my free hand, while my other was holding onto my bag. ''I will, don't worry!'' It wasn't like the first time I took the train to school anyway. My school was a bit too far away for me to walk or cycle to. As soon as I closed the door, I dashed straight to the station. Didn't want to miss my train, even if it was just the beginning of the school year anyway. Today lessons would start again, which gave me a reason to show up on time.
... Not that I normally didn't show up on time.
Ah, before I go any further, my name is Takeuchi Sora. I'm currently a junior high school student. 16 Years old, at that. I can't wait to be 17, though. Oh, and I'm a bit of a tomboy.
Anyway, back to the story.. Where was I again? Oh yeah. I have to travel by train to get to school. It's not that bad, but I have to get up really early. Knowing I'm the type of person who sleeps in easily... Well, you can figure it out on your own.
My eye caught the station already
It's Complicated ch.2A/N Well, since FP is being an ass, you guys who are reading this story, get to have it first~! Yay!I wanted to get something out on my Birthday because I feel like I should. I hope it's okay! Slight 'things' happen in this chap, but nothing too physical. Please enjoy and comment~!It's Complicated ch.22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
We both got home in one piece and I let out a breath I've been holding in. Keegan went to his room and felt me to stand there. I got to tell someone about this, I can't keep this in or I'll explode!
" Hey, you guys are back? That's good. I'll be back around eight tonight." The unexpected voice made me jump out of my skin. Emily stared at me in shock. " A little jump today aren't you? Someone after you?" She joked and I gave a head nod that broke her smirk off her face.
" Can I talk to you? It's important." She cautiously walked over to the couch and sat down with me. It was silent as she waited to hear what I was going to say and me thinking what I should say. Should I tell her about it all? Maybe no
Lost [K-On]Today was a day that everything felt good. No matter what you did, everything felt right. Now, don't get the wrong idea. For Ritsu, it was as any other day would be, because every day felt right for her, especially when it seemed like the sun was smiling at you, like it did today. But today was slightly different. Today she would be going on a school trip.Lost [K-On]2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Little Ritsu wasn't really excited about the place they would be going. Still, she couldn't help but feeling a little hyper about their trip. Not only because she was Ritsu, but also because she would be spending her entire day with Akiyama Mio, the most quiet person in the universe. But also her bestest friend in it.
Unlike Ritsu, Mio was happy about the choice of place. They would be going to a museum about the history of their own country. To any other kid it would sound extremely boring, but not to Mio. She was eager about learning new things, including the history of her beloved country; Japan. Ofcourse she wouldn't let anybody
Everyone Else - Part 4Genre: High school romance; drama/boys love.Everyone Else - Part 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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D-day has arrived. Finlay's whole body is thrumming with excitement and a measured apprehension at what the day's events could unravel. He takes his brother's car (a silver slick BMW sedan that hasn't kissed the road enough) to pick Charlie up and drives toward the ranch. An eerily strained silence pervades the entire drive despite a few one-sided failed attempts at conversation. This silence, Finlay feels, is a defensive armour that doubles its resistance at every word he says, and made just for him. Maybe if he talked about family he would get him to talk and they could know more about each other.
"Hey, uh..." Finlay starts, feeling less and less confident with every sound that exited his mouth. "So... You know the chain of supermarkets 'Shoprite'?" His voice sounds unbearable even to himself. "Well my father owns it. My mom also works for a major news magazine as a foreign correspond
My Beloved Monster 3The Company's headquarters covered a little over a square mile, and was surrounded on three sides by several more miles of farmland. It was irrigated by the Yemen, and powered by a field of solar generators that lay in front of the three main buildings like a shining black gate.My Beloved Monster 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
During the early stages of planning, the Company, which had been founded by several students from the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton in Northeastern America, decided that the best place for us to sustain life would be in Southern Saudi Arabia. With racial warfare virtually forgotten, it would be the best place for fresh water, sunlight, free game, and access to the ocean.
We had three main buildings; the first was the biggest, and faced North; this was our library, laboratory, storage facility and infirmary. It housed our vast collections of books, data and samples, and was where the Company's top scientists (myself included) met to compare theories, organize information, and study new things. It was
Don't Let Him"No....." I cried into the older mans shirt; soaking it with my tears. I felt his hand gently stroke the white hair that adorned my head as I continued to cry. I normally didn't cry on such occasions, but today was the biggest exception. I would cry only because it was a sad day the day that my father had lost his life. It would have been sad any way that he had died, but this was even worse than what it should have been. We were all taken unaware.Don't Let Him2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He didn't die from old age, nor did he die from the cancer that had been eating away at his bones for close to a year now. He had died because someone hit him. Someone hit him with their car, and they didn't even stop. If it would have been cancer I would have had more time with him, but it hadn't been that. The hit-and-run was what took his life so suddenly.
He was the only person I would let myself cry over. I wouldn't even let me cry for myself.
The only relative that ever cared for me like he should have was gone. He was gone, and
Truth of Heart ch. 2''So how was your first week of school, dear?''Truth of Heart ch. 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When I turned my attention from the tv to my mother, I met her eyes.
''I still have school tomorrow, y'know?'' I answered, trying not to sound tired. ''But it's been quite normal, I guess. Well.. Except..''
''There's this transfer student in our school, she's in my class. In fact, I'm sitting next to her, but she's the quiet type..'' I began my little story, which seemed to interest my mother a lot. ''For the entire week I tried to talk to her, but she would just tell me to pay attention in class or something.'' I mumbled the last part, because I knew my mom would tell me off about this. This time, she didn't.
''But today you succeeded?'' she asked instead.
I was a little surprised that she had guessed it right. But then again, it was my mother. She would probably have known I told her this because I finally had talked to Tsukishima Ayame for the first time.
''Yeah..'' I responded.
''And?'' she asked again. I
Miller's son CH4 -BL-Sabien just continued watching him, as Kotris remained working in silence. Sliding his gaze along tall man's flexing muscles and thinking about things he said. Even though Kotris worked hard, he had no chance of finishing it until sunset. Sabien looked out of the small window on the fields drowned in late dusk and got up from the stairs he had been sitting on.Miller's son CH4 -BL-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"We should call it a day," he suggested, realising only then, how dark and chilly it's gotten inside the mill. He wondered how Kotris could even work, when he had serious trouble recognizing anything more distant than his hand.
"Wow, it got dark really fast," replied Kotris in agreement. "Heh, don't we have a candle or something? Because I can't see a thing right now."
"I don't think we have. C'mon, it's not that dark yet," said Sabien.
Kotris tried to walk in a direction of the door but something was in his way and he nearly fell over it. "Damn!" He hissed.
"Are you alright?" asked boy with a genuine concern, squinting to see Ko
RGttF: CHAPTER FOUR: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT JOB“UP AND AT 'EM! IT'S MORNING!”RGttF: CHAPTER FOUR: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT JOB1 year ago in Humor More Like This
I was suddenly very painfully aware that Olivia was shouting at me.
Then, I realized that I was actually painfully aware that I was not a morning pony.
I forced my eyes open, and saw that Trixie was looking just as disoriented and confused as I thought I probably looked. She groaned, and I followed suit. “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy-” I moaned, before my brain switched tactics without so much as telling me (it was very rude). “Seven-and-a-half more minutes,” I pleaded, and, succumbing to the state of being awake, I managed to say, “better yet, three more days.”
Olivia sighed. “What am I, your mother? Can't anypony other than myself get up in the morning without making a big deal of it?”
“I'm sorry, mommy,” I lied, “I'll be a good little filly! I promise!”
Trixie and I wriggled out of the tent, somehow, and Olivia met us with a grimace. “Be glad I decided to make some
(m/m) Dollmaker Prt.3There was nothing much more between them that night. David, in all his late nights driven by obsession, had never experienced such a complete and thorough exhaustion. He carefully dried Julio's skin, running thick fluffy towels over his body and stroking and murmured until the boy ceased to tremble and his muscles relaxed. It was like comforting an infant, David reflected, as he lay Julio down beside him and continued to coax and soothe with his hands, but there was a certain sensuality to his actions that could not be denied. It was what he had intended, dreamt of and worked towards, after all. Each caress carried the whisper of desire and Julio leaned into him and sighed deliciously, satisfied and just slightly aroused by his touch.(m/m) Dollmaker Prt.32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He soon fell asleep and David followed him gratefully, burying his face in Julio's hair and breathing him in. He had fantasized about this, he had so longed for this, but the reality was more than his imagination could have conjured, complete with the har
23. Birthday"Happy birthday to yooou! Happy birthday to yooou!"23. Birthday2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Able," I sighed in exasperation, "please don't."
"Happy birthday dear Iaaaaaan," he sang loudly, wrapping his arms around my waist as he came up behind me.
"You're so annoying," I grumbled, resuming scrubbing the plate in my hands. "Did you only come over to remind me that I'm almost obscenely old now?"
"You're not that old," he said softly, resting his head on my shoulder. "And it's only part of the reason that I came."
"What's the other part then?" I asked, sighing and setting the dish in the other sink after carefully skimming my fingertips over its surface to confirm that it was clean.
"Well I wanted to give you your present too," he said as I wiped my hands off on a towel.
"What presents are you talking about?" I asked, smiling lightly at the thought as he nuzzled against my neck. "You didn't need to get me anything."
"Oh don't worry," he said, "I didn't."
"Then what the hell are you talking about?" I asked, feeling him pull me
Pink, Ch. 1The following is a story of two girls in love.Pink, Ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There are no words to describe it. No way to convey such an emotion in a physical, tangible form such as language. Even now, as I lay awake in my bed and stare at the ceiling with my violet tresses of hair obscuring my vision, I cannot describe the fluttering feeling that courses through my being. It was that girl. The one I met yesterday while picking strawberries. It was that girl that caused these emotions in me.
It is dawn. I have been awake for what feels like eternity, though I know it's probably only been about an hour or so. My dreams were of her. My thoughts now are of her. I feel sick; however it's not the same kind of sick as those days I stayed home from classes. It's a feeling that I am missing something, and I cannot be well until I have that one thing.
"Hey, Nina!" came a voice from behind me.
"Hm?" I turned to face the bright-eyed girl running to me. "What is it, Em?" I say.
"I heard you got stuck w
Himeko and Chikane: Their Story - Chapter 1Title Himeko and Chikane: Their StoryHimeko and Chikane: Their Story - Chapter 12 years ago in Drama More Like This
Anime/Manga Kannazuki no Miko
Author - Mandygirl78
Category Drama, Romance
Rating T/PG-13 for language and violence
Disclaimer - I don't own any of the characters from Kannazuki no Miko or from Tokyo Godfathers.
Summary This is an AU version of KnM. Himeko ran away from her relatives' home in Mahoroba. Now she's a homeless girl, all alone in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo looking for her long-lost mother while surviving the world of homelessness.
Author's Note Since this is an AU story, many of the characters from KnM will be OOC in a sense, only as much as to fit the story. Himeko is based on Himeko from KnM but there will be some elements of Himiko from Kyoshiyou to Towa no Sora. This fanfiction is also loosely influenced by the anime movie Tokyo Godfathers, with the addition of the character Hana. Last but not least this story has some shoujo-ai/yur
Pure Pink PrincessPure Pink Princess2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Mami-san!" I heard Madoka shout out to me as I waited for her at the entrance of the school gates. I smiled and waved at her, I was nervous, but I did not show it.
It's now 5:00 PM, I've been waiting for Madoka for about half an hour. Her reason for being late was because she had something to discuss with Saotome-sensei regarding a class field trip, the second years will be heading off to next month. I was happy, and I didn't try to hide it. Why? Because I'm about to walk home with my Pure Pink Princess, Madoka Kaname.
My name is Mami Tomoe. I'm a third year student at Mitakihara public middle school, and might I add; a Magical Girl! My parents died in a traffic accident a long time ago, and before I was about to resign to my fate, my one and only friend at the time, Kyubey; a wish granting creature, found me and I made a wish to save myself. The price of the wish to save my own life was high, but I don't like to dwell on the past, and I've come not to regret the choice I've made.
52. Too LateI woke up when I felt the mattress dip next to me, mind still foggy as I tried to figure out just what it was that was so warm next to me. I faintly felt the comforter moving around, sliding over my skin as the something lifted them up, letting in a gust of cold air before it snuggled in close to me. The chill was immediately replaced with radiating heat, the something fitting itself against me with a soft sigh.52. Too Late2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I cracked an eye open, just enough to see through the dark and look down at the something that had made itself at home right against me in the way that only one person ever had. His head was resting on my arm, a hand finding mine as he wove his fingers with my own and pressed his back flush against my front, fitting even the curve of his bent legs along with mine.
"Silas," I murmured, leaning into his warmth and wrapping my other arm around his waist.
"Awake or sleep talking?" he asked softly.
"Awake now," I murmured, moving my head in close enough that I could nuzzle the back
Down the rabbit hole called Life chp1"Mum, I can't breathe!" Evan gasped, being crushed by the full force of his mothers hug.Down the rabbit hole called Life chp12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm sorry darling, I just... it feels like only yesterday that you were a little baby, and now..." Her own tears cut her short. Evan could hear his dad huff impatiently and his throat tightened a little, but he ignored it and smiled at his mum.
"Come on, I'll be home most weekends."
This just seemed to make his mother worse, and she pulled him in for another tight embrace.
"Mum! I have to go."
"You're already two months late, I'm sure another five minutes won't hurt," Evans dad muttered snidely. His mums eyes hardened, but she didn't say anything.
"Take care of yourself, ok? I love you."
"Love you too mum." He nodded in his father's direction. "Bye dad."
"Study hard," was his reply. He got back in the car without another word.
His mum hugged him again for good measure, told him to eat properly, keep his room tidy, etcetera, etcetera. When she eventually got in the car, she
Conflict: Chapter SixConflictConflict: Chapter Six1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Samus Puts on Some Clothes (and Some Other Stuff)
Zelda grimaced. A small buzzing forced its way into her foremost thoughts. A few moments of contemplation brought a revelation: it was the same sensation she'd had when she'd last had a headache. Sheik snickered. 'Did you really have to realize you have a headache?'
'Apparently,' Zelda snapped back, annoyed by the Shiekah residing in her mind. She sat up, and a glance towards the balcony doorway revealed that it was still night-time, though the moon was slowly making its' exit from the sky, and would be replaced by the sun in a few short hours. Her thoughts drifted to Samus, which had become less and less alarming and more and more comforting as she'd gradually sorted her feelings out. 'What do you think she's doing right now?'
'She's not cheating on you, Zelda. You know better than that.'
'Well, for all intents and purposes, you are me, and you're the on
Miller's son CH7 -BL-When Sabien woke up, Kotris and his father were already gone. As he trudged towards the mill, still tired from lack of sleep and yesterday's overexertion, he remembered the last night which got him into his grouchy mood again. He spent the whole day alternately being angry with his father, angry with himself, confused about Kotris and depressed that he didn't get to the town. He missed the dark-eyed man's help in the mill because his arms were still a bit weak and even though he'd never admit it, he missed his warming presence as well.Miller's son CH7 -BL-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was long after sunset when he heard horseshoes pounding against the road. His heart immediately reacted by raising his pulse. He's back... - ran through his mind. Not even moving in his bed, he listened as they entered the house. His father was drunk as Sabien expected. He would always drink when he went to town and Sabien's task was to get them both home safely.
He heard his father shout: "Good night, lad!" And then the door to his own bedroo
Delicate Hearts (A Yuri Story) Chapter 10Chapter 10Delicate Hearts (A Yuri Story) Chapter 102 years ago in Settings More Like This
I returned home from a long and literally painful day of school. Mother and Father were not home but I know that the school will call them anytime now while they're working. I sighed and took a seat on the couch, quietly reading a difficult book from Literature class. I suddenly heard soft footsteps coming from upstairs. I stood and spun around looking intently in the direction of the noise. To my surprise it was Nina, who looked a bit drowsy.
"Kimura?.." she said softly, rubbing her eye.
"oh..hey.." I replied a bit awkwardly since I felt that I said harsh yet truthful words to her last night. I then asked, "how are you home before me?.."
"Mother dropped me off after she took me to the doctors'," she replied.
I forgot that she had check-up today because of my suspicions about her, so I just gave a nod.
"H-how was school?" she asked in a pathetic tone but it was that pathetic tone that I use to know whenever she was nervous about a Physical Education test.
"Uh..not the best d
Swallowed Pride - 02The female soldier couldn't tell anymore how much time had passed yet, but one thing was sure: On Grand Pulse, periods moved at a different pace. The sky remained in blazing colors for a felt eternity, illuminating the canyon and water with a golden ray. The high weeds gleamed mysteriously and Lightning felt the everlasting warming beams of sunlight on her skin. It made her think of Cocoon and the amazing sundown she could watch from the window of her house in Bodhum every evening; it never stayed on for long and once the flaring disc disappeared behind the horizon, she looked forwards to the next dusk. The colors the mood, everything about that daily event had something that comforted the soldier, a feeling when the actual sunlight hours came to an end the dark blanket of night sky would embrace her and put her to sleep. The pink-haired woman looked up, arched her neck and wondered about how many hours they had travelled until they finally arrived at the discussed safetySwallowed Pride - 022 years ago in Romance More Like This
Miller's son CH5 -BL-Sabien didn't fail to wear his characteristic frown during the whole dinner. He listened to Ktoris' calming, cheerful voice as he answered endless questions that Juliet gave him. She couldn't be more obvious about liking him and that made Sabien even more angry. He felt embarrassed by her, but also couldn't stand Kotris talking to her in such a lively way as if he didn't even notice. Sabien could tell Kotris would be an instant hit when introduced to all the girls in town. With his face, body, obvious kindness and easygoing character...Miller's son CH5 -BL-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sabien tried hard not to look at him. He came to conclusion that he only imagined Kotris kissing him that evening. He could think of many explanations: It wasn't his lips, but another part of his fcae, just brushing against him as he was standing up. Or it could have been just his warm breath, since the pressure was so light. But the main reason why he believed he just imagined it, was Kotris' behaviour. He wouldn't have acted like nothing happened, wou
Aishiteru PrologueWarning This series contains yaoi and yuri or homosexual relationships if this type of material disturbs you do not continue upon this point. Do not spam my comments with hateful remarks either, if you don't like it, don't read it.Aishiteru Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I can't really remember what I was doing, or how I got here, just that I was back to the ground in the snow. On all sides of me, were piles of white, cold, ice. I felt like I was freezing, but I didn't care. Pulling my hands to my sides as my dark hair fell over my violet eyes. My cheeks bright red, when the light was blocked by an object. A hand it seemed, a teenagers hand, bigger then my small eight year old hands. As I reached out and touched it, that teenager pulled me up into a standing position, though I couldn't see what he looked like. All he was, was a blurry figure. My face flushed in embarrassment as he kissed the top of my head and whispered the words.
In the Darkness The light fades from his view even as his eyes remain wide open. These bright sapphire eyes remain wide in fear; the kind of fear that paralyzes and breaks the person down to nothing. All he had wanted was to protect the people he cares about more than anything. He had accepted his destiny of an endless fight against the darkness; for in his eyes the only thing darkness begets is evil that threatens to rip him apart. But he realizes now just how powerless he is as he sinks deeper down into this abyss, his light lost underneath the waves of darkness crashing around him. He can not scream and he can not fight; he can only breathe slowly as his light continues to be snuffed out. A single thought passes through his mind just before he loses consciousness; save me.In the Darkness2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The darkness glowers down onto a world forever shrouded in shadows. Th