Late for our wedding - JohnXJane Shepard“I can’t believe we’re going to be late for our own wedding.” Jane Shepard huffed in annoyance. She blew a stray strand of her hair that had fallen free of her pony tail. She had it up today; their wedding planner had gotten a hair stylist to dress it up in this fancy bun to counter the lower cut wedding dress she had. Of course, John always thought she looked beautiful. It didn’t matter if her hair was up, down, or strewn out when she was asleep, he always found her radiant and alluring. Her emerald eyes had darkened substantially with agitation as she glowered toward him. “You know its bad form for the bride and groom to show up together John.” Jane snipped in a low growl of a voice.Late for our wedding - JohnXJane Shepard2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
John sank further into his seat in the sky car. He gripped the steering wheel tight and stared out at the sky trying to stay on course. “Come on Janie, you know I’m not good with dates.” He let out a pitiful sigh, waiting for her to smack him up
skewed perceptions.it sounds poetic.skewed perceptions.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
sitting here with the window open and my hair knotted at the nape of my neck and cotton twisted around my torso, it's easy to think i'm pouring cool wine from my lips and plucking ambrosia from clouds. it's easy to think that when i'm speaking of love, i'm whispering in voices of the riverbank and looking at the not-yet-visible stars with a glazed over wonder that can only stem from a deep-rooted and profound love of soil and earth. from far away, i might look a dream. i might look soft and sweet with cherry-lips and, even perhaps, diamond-eyes that click clichés off like the tearing of dog-eared books that you bought from the secondhand store to look well-read.
i might appear hazy or vintage with a sepia overtone that seeps from beneath my fingertips and turns the bloodied edges of my life into something manageable and cinematic. you might touch the rippling corners of my mirror and wonder, think, dream, imagine. you might imagine hearts thumping ben
Lost Primarchs: PrologeIt was a dark, cold night. A tall figure stood his ground, wind whipping around him. His red cape snapped in the wind, but he stood there like a statue, out in the middle of an open plan. Something was coming, and he could feel it. Long ago, a man came to his planet, asking his parents if they will let the man take their son to become a Jedi. They said no, for they too were Force users, and sent them man away from their world. They had taught him the Jedi power of foresight, and he had seen this day come.Lost Primarchs: Prologe5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He looked up into the sky; black T-shaped visor cut into a golden mask glinted in the star moonlight. The sky was beautifully clear, stars shining, and the plant's three moons were out, giving him clear view of the whole plain that was laid out in front of him. He waited, then saw it.
A star fell from a dark tear in the sky. The man watched as it plummet to the ground, not moving until it had landed. The star kept falling, coming closer to the ground, and closer to the man. The man st
Halo: Mass Effect CH 16UNSC: Date 2553Halo: Mass Effect CH 164 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard, Linda, Tali, and the Arbiter left the Normandy and approached a man who was near the docks.
"Fai Dan saw your ship. He wants you to see him right away" the man told Shepard urgently
"We will see him. Are you hurt?"
"No. Fai Dan should be beyond the stairs" the man said
That was all the man was able to say before he got thrown five feet in the air by a geth rocket. Shepard ordered his squad into cover. There was already a geth present, and several more were on their way.
"Linda, take out the ones further from us. Arbiter, Tali, you two help me take out the ones closer to us" Shepard ordered
Three green acknowledgement lights winked on, and everyone moved into action. Tali overloaded a geth trooper's shields, and the Arbiter fired off some bullets with his Carbine. A second geth trooper started firing at them, forcing them back into cover. Tali saw that the geth trooper didn't have shields, so she got to work on hacking the geth trooper.
While Tali was controllin
XCOM: Enemy Beyond 4: Swift Justice"Commander," Bradford said. "The Council has requested a word."XCOM: Enemy Beyond 4: Swift Justice2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Commander turned from one of the computer screen, illuminated from behind. He had been looking at analysis of the recovered images of the Outsider. As ever, no details of his (at least, Bradford was confident that the Commander was male) face could be seen.
The Council representative appeared on the large screen in the Situation Room, over Mission Control. "Hello, Commander. We require your assistance with a unique matter. We expect that you will give it the same level of attention as you would for any other project objective."
The Commander nodded silently. He had been expecting some interference from the Council during the project, but not so soon after it had begun. It had only been two weeks since first contact had been so violently made.
"One of the captives abducted by the aliens has somehow managed to escape. If you could retrieve this woman, she may have valuable insight into the aliens' operation. We'll transm
FearWhat is fear? Good question, and its meaning is far deeper than you'd think.Fear6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Fear, as defined by "thefreedictionary.com" is:
a. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger.
b. A state or condition marked by this feeling: living in fear.
2. A feeling of disquiet or apprehension: a fear of looking foolish.
3. Extreme reverence or awe, as toward a supreme power.
4. A reason for dread or apprehension: Being alone is my greatest fear.
v. feared, fear·ing, fears
1. To be afraid or frightened of.
2. To be uneasy or apprehensive about: feared the test results.
3. To be in awe of; revere.
4. To consider probable; expect: I fear you are wrong. I fear I have bad news for you.
5. Archaic To feel fear within (oneself).
1. To be afraid.
2. To be uneasy or apprehensive."
Cold, clinical words, do not do justice to a state of mind and body which can in fact cause death.
But that is only in extreme cases, I am more concerned with our everyda
You Know You're A Browncoat..YOU KNOW YOU'RE A BROWNCOAT WHEN . . . (!!!!!SPOILER ALERT!!!!!)You Know You're A Browncoat..8 years ago in Humor More Like This
1. Youve been admiring and drooling over that gorgeous calf-length military-style brown velvet coat in the Newport News catalog.
2. You actually own said gorgeous calf-length military-style brown velvet coat.
3. You refer to your car/truck/SUV/RV/dromedary camel as your boat.
4. You keep plastic dinosaurs on the dashboard of your car/truck/SUV/RV/dromedary camel.
5. You play with said plastic dinosaurs, complete with dialogue to the effect of Everything looks good from here. Yes, this is a fertile land and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land, and we will call it . . . This Land!
6. You fear the Alliance more than you fear the combined forces of terrorists, inflation, and Ted Kennedy.
7. You insist upon calling your sleaziest friend Badger.
District 9: The Arc GunAAAHHHhhh! SPLAT!District 9: The Arc Gun5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Sound familiar? Probably resembles what someone would say when being chased by an alien with an arc gun, otherwise know as the "lightning bolt" gun. Well, how does it work?
Judging from the design, it is pretty straight forward. Let's be realistic though, the gun probably wouldn't be albe to fire a thing in reality (or for amusement, let's say this universe). Actually, come to think of it, I'll give credit where it is due, and say the aliens found a nifty way to make it work.
Anyways, the gun works pretty simple. Operationally, when you pull the trigger, you hear a charging-type noise, and then a bolt of electricity shoots out, blowing up the victim. From what I can tell, that charging is an EM field forming almost and electromagnetic tunnel to the target. This EM field provides a barrier to keep the bolt from shooting everywhere, and it forms a medium for it to travel through.
XCOM: Enemy Beyond 5: Patient HymnAnna Sing woke up in an unfamiliar room. It almost looked like an apartment. There was a bed in the corner, a small en-suite bathroom, and a table with two chairs in the centre. An air conditioner hummed softly overhead. In fact. the only thing out of the ordinary about the room was the lack of windows.XCOM: Enemy Beyond 5: Patient Hymn1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anna shook her head. She was still jumpy after so many hours of running and hiding. Feeling... well, feeling safe felt weird.
A woman entered through the door, a door that blended in almost perfectly with the wall. She wore a white lab coat, stained slightly green in places, and she carried a clipboard. "Ms. Sing?" she asked. "Please take a seat," she said, gesturing to the table. Anna did as she asked, warily.
"There's no need to be afraid," the stranger said, sitting down across from her. "You're safe here."
"Where am I?"
"Who are you?"
"Ms. Sing, you do not have the clearance to know anything about this organisation," the woman said. She leaned forward onto the t
Alienation Pt. 1 (tf)The suns beams beat down on the landscape, bright and warm and lively, reflecting off the ponds and pools scattered around the rings. I scowled and covered my eyes with a sunbrowned hand, silently wishing I had brought sun glasses to ward off the light. But no, I had been cocky, confidant, eager to explore the new world while the old folks did their hard work in the colony. An entire new planet, and they stayed within those cast metallic walls, worrying about the food and biodiversity and all sorts of scientific jargon.Alienation Pt. 1 (tf)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There were kids at least, cute little ones who dashed through the halls and streets, and then a few younger teenagers, but they were a dull bunch. Still yearning for their old homes, sticking together in a gang with my little sister, Ellie, the memory made me cluck in annoyance. Where was their curiosity? Their sense of adventure? They seemed to believe that simply seeing maps and globes of Promise was enough to know what the planet was like. They’d be lost if the
Ashes of the StarsAshes of the Stars2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Bold is getting hulled!”
“Majestic is breaking up!”
“Gallant has sustained heavy damage!”
“Avarice is reporting multiple hull breaches, they're losing power!”
The reports kept coming, one after the other, as more and more ships received damage and were knocked out of the battle.
“Don't let them through!” Commodore Andora Steele roared from her command chair. “If they get past us, we won't have a home to return to!”
She need not have reminded her crew of that, they all knew what was at stake here, all knew that a loss here meant the end of not just the war, but of their people. Even if it meant every ship and its crew went down, their homeworld would not fall while a single ship of the fleet remained in orbit.
Andora could not recall what event had led them to this point. Whether it was the Arbolis campaign or the Styraki disaster or any number of the other major battles that had been joined in the century long con
Spindrift: Part One: Chapter ElevenChapter Eleven: LostSpindrift: Part One: Chapter Eleven10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I pulled the heavy lid away. Ari slid off her chair, peered into the darkness and sniffed.
“Too shallow to jump, but I can see rungs, just like the other maintenance wells,” she said.
“Can you use them?”
“Humph!” she snorted. “I do have arms, you know.” She swung into the hole, grabbed a rung and started down, her tail curled behind her. I quickly followed. I wished we had some way of hiding our escape route, but there wasn’t so much as a rug to pull over the opening.
The water was very shallow here, no more than a couple of centimeters deep. Ari was already crawling away when I hit bottom. I scooped her up, slung her over my shoulder and started running. I had no watch and no idea how much of our half-hour was left. I was hoping we’d run into some intersections soon, the better to confuse pursuit. That pursuit would probably be armor
How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
Two WorldsI have lived fifty long years.Two Worlds3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Each and every second was filled with unbearable pain and suffering.
Every minute I lived someone died.
I grew up in a world that had been ruined in an attempt to save it from evil.
I was taught how to use various firearms and to excel in many different forms of combat.
My mother died when I was young, I lived out my years with a murderous father protecting me and the people that we cared about.
We made sure our home was defended.
Fifty years I have lived, and I was tormented by everything.
Unlike so many others I have stepped between two different worlds, quite literally.
Mine is a damaged planet struggling to rebuild after the defeat of a twisted military corporation.
The other is the one who is better off. Its countries prosper and economies boom and they seem to have no worries or ills compared to us.
I have loved and lost in both, seen the same person die twice in different ways and stood there because I knew I wasn't going to be able to save them.
Spindrift: Part One: Chapter ThirteenChapter Thirteen: The GuardiansSpindrift: Part One: Chapter Thirteen8 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I tried to get up and chase after them, but found that I couldn’t. I looked down to see the same sticky, silky threads that carried Ari away wrapped around my legs. I used my hands to tear at the stuff. It was like something from a nightmare. The more I tore it, the stickier and stronger it seemed to become. Finally, just as I heard Ari scream again, it gave way and I was able to move. I jumped up and ran as near as I could to the direction of her scream, but soon found myself lost and confused. I could see nothing of her or her captors. There were no more screams.
* * *
Ari awoke unable to move. She wondered why, then memory came flooding back and she panicked. She tried to thrash her tail, and struggled fiercely to move any part of her body even
A Pet Squishy- Chapter 2A Pet Squishy- Chapter 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Pet Squishy
Chapter 2: "Your Pet?!"
Back on the Nemesis
Lana was on the verge of having a nervous breakdown or some kind of cardiac arrest she was so scared. At first, the idea hiding in the dryer sounded like a sure-fire plan to fool the giant monsters that were after her. But instead it just made her easier to catch. After being shaken and banged up she heard nothing but the roar of jet engines and wind whistling through the vents of the dryer. In the metal dark she cried, hoping for some kind of miracle to save her from this nightmarish ordeal.
Abruptly the roaring engines died away and the whole dryer jerked, banging her against the unforgiving metal tumbler again. The small amount of clothes inside provided little cushioning. Hissing with pain, Lana tried to brace herself against the walls to prevent further bruising. Her cramped metal prison swayed rhythmically for several more minutes giving her the strange impression that she was being carried somewhere.
Hollowed Eyes -AC Creepypasta [Animal POV]Gyroids; little clay figurines that dance when you get close to them in the Animal World. In Japanese culture, buried with the dead and used as a symbol of death. Legend has it, in the animal world, if you don't save before you go to bed, you'll wake up with the face of a gyroid. That's why the mole, Resetti, has been ever strict when it comes to saving.Hollowed Eyes -AC Creepypasta [Animal POV]2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In a town nestled in a forest where anthropomorphic animals could walk around and talk, there were two residents that stood out from the rest of the citizens of this small town. Coco, a brown rabbit and Nindori, a brown ostrich. Coco was a beautiful bunny who had blue eyes and a tuff of hair on the top of her head. Nindori was a pathetic looking ostrich with little hairs poking out of his head hair.
Coco and Nindori were the best of friends and always had the time to hang out. The other residents of this town were extremely jealous of their great relationship. If one of the duo went on a trip or vacation, the other would surely send t
Mass Effect: Restored HopeThe soldier's eyes shot open, looking from side to side, seeing the familiar room of the medical bay of his ship. He sat up; gasping for air, his left hand resting on his left abdomen, surprised at the fact there was no bullet wound. He looked around surprised that Dr. Chakwas wasn't in the room with him. He groaned, sliding from the bed and onto his feet. He rolled his shoulders, again surprised of the lack of bullet wound.Mass Effect: Restored Hope3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Commander Shepard, I am surprised to see you up so soon." A female voice came from behind him.
Shepard turned to face one of his oldest friends, Dr. Chakwas. He smiled, "Karen, I told you that you could call me Marcus." He said, rubbing his head gently. "How long have I been out?"
"And you know I will never call you that. Anything less is disrespectful to you, Commander." She replied. "A week. You're vitals stayed strong, but your mind wasn't there. Coma almost. Garrus found you in the ruins near the beam after a Quarian and Geth infiltrator squad made it into the
Crash: MarchCrash: March3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Venku stood on top of a hill, looking down at troopers matching up it in a double line formation with full battle gear on, all carrying semi-automatic rifles marksman carbines. Seven weeks ago when he had first started training the troopers, they had almost no standardized weapon. Most carried a semi-automatic 'Service Rifles'; they called them, while other carried bolt action rifles and single shotguns. A few had went out and bought hunting shotguns and large caliber bolt action rifles. One even bought an anti-material rifle, which Venku laughed at because the rifle was bigger than the man. Their training was almost non-existent, and moral was at an all time low.
Now, his troopers were some the best that was in the area. Even the NCR Rangers were impressed how Venku and Dinui wiped the troopers in shape. Major Knight was very pleased with them. Venku wasn't, though, they could always be better, and they didn't stand to Mandalorian standards yet. Clone trooper, but not the Supercommand
My Roux Knight (Scotland x Reader)My Roux Knight (Scotland x Reader)1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My Roux Knight
(Scotland x Reader)
Contest entry for Hetaliatypists’ ‘Phobia’ contest. You’ll see what I picked if you read the story~! God this was fun to write…XD
Tell me in the comments what time frame you think this took place in, give me a date and whoever is closest gets cookies! THAT’S RIGHT! MIA’S HAVING A FREE BAKE SALE!
Song(s) to listen to: 'La Dispute' from The movie 'Amelie'
“Are you sure about this?”
“Yes love, I’m positive.”
“B-but….I’m not sure!”
“Listen,” I watched as my friend, Alice, held a hand up to her mouth. “He’s traveled a great deal to get here, for you of course, at least try to appease him or something. He
Quad Down"Incoming!"Quad Down3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The mortar round hit with earth jarring impact. Jelial dropped to the deck as the explosion tore across the beach. The landing would be easy they said. 'Unopposed' had been the word that command had used.
"Unopposed my ass." snarled Jelial.
"Specialist! Get to Quad Bravo!"
Jelial was on his feet again scrambling towards the massive quadrupedal mechanized weapons platforms. It's main gun chattered away, the autocannon sending rounds downrange at the unseen targets in the mist. He brought out his technical kit and plugged it into the jack on the leg of Bravo Quad.
"Jelial, get out of my head." snarled the ex-con.
"Sergeant said you've got issues."
"Yeah no shit. People are trying to blow me up!" snarled the Quad's disembodied pilot.
"A little more help would be appreciated." Jelial growled as another mortar round struck the ground nearby.
"Left leg, actuator is having issues." Gabby said.
Jelial followed the routing to the actuator software. There
THE WEAPON OF TRUTH Part 1 The Battle For Truth"And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." ~ Isaiah 59:14THE WEAPON OF TRUTH Part 1 The Battle For Truth11 months ago in Philosophical More Like This
This verse clearly illustrates what is actually happening in today's churches. Many seem to throw Truth out of the window all in the name of "the 21st century" or "tolerance", and other excuses. But very few, will even stand for God and hold on to the Real Truth.
In this study I want to begin talking about "The Weapon of Truth." Truth is one of the most powerful weapons we possess in the spiritual arsenal God has given to us to deal with the enemy. But unfortunately, truth has fallen in the streets and has been replaced by the lies of the devil. It is time for God's people to arise with the weapon of truth and to go forth in the power of His Spirit pleading for truth. (Isaiah 59:4-5)
Right now, we live in a culture and an era that is inundated with falsehood and lies. Not many people are even pleading for truth, and
Libra - World Eater CH1P2Libra - World EaterLibra - World Eater CH1P23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter I: Part II
November 10th, 2019
Sirens filled Adelaide's ears along with the cries of fear and the smell of smoke. The ground around her was wet, her fur soaked as she was splashed by what appeared to be a broken or rather partly dissolved pipe. As far as the vixen could tell she was lying on her back, looking up ward towards the open sky despite the fact that she was sure that she had not left the maintenance tunnels of the London Underground.
It was as if a bomb had gone off and sucked a small portion of the city down into hell itself. The buildings and people had been wiped from exsistance all at once and what remained in the epicenter of the disaster just collapsed into the crater.
Her blue eyes struggled to adjust to the light as she pushed herself up, reaching around her for some sort of weapon. It wasn't long before she came into contact with her rifle, or rather what was left of the barrel sitting on the edge of the slab of concre