The Barefoot ClubAmelia loved her job. The Barefoot Club was an amazing nightclub at the far end of town that catered to a special kind of woman. Women came from out of state to enjoy the services that Amelia and the other girls provided. This special club was devoted entirely to the pampering and downright worship of female feet.The Barefoot Club5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Amelia admired the crimson pedicure one of the other girls had given her during downtime the other night and gave her long pale toes a satisfied wiggle before slipping her smooth size five feet into her patent black high heels and stepped out of her dressing room. The clubs main room was quiet; some of the girls had their heels kicked off beneath bar tables and were enjoying cocktails on the house. Amelia stole a glance at their soft wrinkly soles resting on footrests of the stools and she felt a familiar warmth settle in her tummy.
Ever since she could remember, Amelia had had what her friends would later call a foot fetish. However, even more unconventionally Amelia found t
Life is a Canvas- Chapter 1Life is a Canvas- Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Life is a Canvas
Growing up isn't easy. It's not easy for anyone. It doesn't matter how much money you have, how popular you are, or how pretty people think you are. But when I say that growing up for me was worse than most people, I want you to understand what I mean.
For me, growing up was about more than zits and crushes on cute boys, though I had my fair share of each. No, for me growing up meant learning how to avoid digging dragons out of mountains. Growing up meant learning about things like ancient Greek sword fighting and archery. Growing up for me, meant that every day I wasn't at summer camp meant I was a danger to everyone around me, and my very life was at stake.
But I don't want to get ahead of myself. I just want to point out one very simple thing. I'm not a hero. I know that some of you may have heard rumors that I am, but ignore them. Because I'm not. I'm just a girl who tended to be in the right place at the right time, and usually have help. Also, I can run
i think i might need you.stop.i think i might need you.5 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
i need you to put down the pencil and listen to me for a second. i need you to pause your breath and tune to my frequency. because im throwing my heart on the airwaves and i need you to be alive to hear it. i need you to follow my words even when theyre stumbling, tripping, falling on their face.
this is just going to take a second. i promise.
i think you should know that when i woke up today i was tangled in morning breath and your whispers. i think you should know that im dreaming with swollen lips and bleeding cheeks because i keep biting down to stop myself from saying whats on my mind. i think you should know my mouth is betraying me and when i brush it off, what i mean is, please, for the love of everything, know that i am terrified.
and, i think you should know, despite the fact that i am trembling with needs, i dont want it. i dont want to count down the seconds and drag out my day. i dont want to have to constantly dislodge my he
Dungeons and Dragons ProphecyA time to workDungeons and Dragons Prophecy10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
A time to play
A time for peace
A time for war
A time to live
A time to die
There are those in the Planes who do not believe in the power or existence of the gods and demi-gods, and such ignorance shall cause the release of the gods upon the Planes once again. The heretics will be the first to die, and then the gods will do battle throughout the Planes. Billions will be killed as multiple immortal superpowers collide in combat, and such battles will destroy entire civilizations.
The time of the gods will end when countless heroes and heroines rise up against these superpowers, countless dying, where others barely succeed in their task. The heroes and heroines will have to face the clerics of the gods, who valiantly try to protect their god, believing what the gods are doing is the right thing to do. These fighters, druids, paladins, sorcerers and wizards will realize that the evil gods are the only ones who want to destroy the Planes, and aid the good gods in the fight.
Nyx Nowa - OC sheetNyx Nowa - OC sheet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Nyx Nowa
Age: 312 (Appears to be 25)
Rank: 6th Division Captain (+ One of two leaders of the Gotei 13 squad Hollow Cavalry)
Height: 6´0 - normal figure
Eyes: Stormy sea blue
Hair: Red + white strand (Messy hairstyle, 2 long braids, 6 strands caught up by black kenseikan looking thick rubber bands)
Appearance: She looks quite young. She had long crimson hair but cut it after gaining the position of Captain, leaving two long braids (one thicker than the other)as a memory of her past life. She also wears the black rubber "kenseikan" as a tribute to the previous captain Kuchiki Byakuya. She has black line marks under her eyes going vertical down her cheeks. It´s kind of a sign she shares with her twin brother Hyperion. She wears a long black sleeve on the right arm helping her to maneuver with the sword easier. While the left arm is covered by armor made of a special titanium blend so it isn't heavy but still tough. The upper part of the armor
second-chance renewal.i can't guarantee i'll be what you want.second-chance renewal.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
you see, i can only offer you the remaining fractures of a weathered, storm-bruised heart in trembling palms; can only pour the relics into the crevices of your chest. i can only offer you the ruins: tangled and mismatched and soggy from salt-rain. can only give you the junk drawer, the elbows and broken bits no one wanted: the jealousy and anxiety and selfishness and impatience and insecurity. i can only give you these, wrapped in newspaper-covered cardboard boxes, no satin ribbon dressing them up as something they're not.
oh, and you deserve so much more! what i have left rotting isn't enough and it never will be, but, oh, i would give it to you if you asked. i would reach lacerated hands towards my marrow-locks and tear them apart. i'd give you the right combination of numbers and twists and turns so you might undo the not-so-treasure-chest. i'd let you take the choking corpse of my trust and let you try to reanimate it. i'd sell m
Canada X Reader: Home Alone"DIE ZOMBIE DIE!" he yelled, shooting you withCanada X Reader: Home Alone3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nerf darts ?
You looked up at the person, He had blond hair with a stuburn cowlick right at the part, he was wearing a camo uniform, had a florescent pink a purple tie tied around his forehead, dark war paint on his cheeks and a blue light saber was strapped to his back like a samurai sword.
After a moment or so he lowered the gun, a very confused and slightly stupid look on his face.
"_________," he said. "You're not a zombie " You rolled your eyes and plucked a dart off your shoulder.
"Lucky me " you muttered. "Alfred, what ARE you doing ??" you asked shaking the dart at
Alfred flicked on a light switch that was next to him so you could see him clearly. He kind of looked like he hadn't slept for days, but was hyped up on energy drinks, but you ignored that fact because that's when you noticed the room. It was completely destroyed, garbage everywhere, broken dishes were scattered in the
things i must do before i die:Learn to Fly. Travel Europethings i must do before i die:5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with my soulmate. Sleep on
top of the Eiffel Tower. Wake
up naked in a Greek truckstop.
Tell a gondolier my life story in
Venice. Ask his. Swing dance on
the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tell
Moscow "good morning". Smile.
Learn the waltz. Perform a
valse in the Himalayas. The
Swiss Alps. Nepal. Pretend
the sky has a second job as
a ballroom. Befriend a star.
Climb Mt Everest. Jump off.
Survive. Throw a snowball
at my past regrets. Laugh.
Learn German. Learn Dutch.
Learn every language in the
book. Become a translator.
Quit. Become the world's
best lover. Quit. Become
a God. Get fired. Look up
apotheosis in dictionaries
labelled Keep Out. Shake
hands with Zeus. Discuss
religion, drink wine, throw
ResurrectionResurrection3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
i see the world with new eyes
now it all begins
I Pinky PromiseI Pinky Promise3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Let us talk for a little while
And let me make you smile
Let me take you out every night
And you will be the best sight
Nothing can compare
Because I love you I swear
i never liked life until.i never liked numbers until i watched you do math.i never liked life until.6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
and somehow between the derivatives and the way you made the calculations dance, i fell in love with the logical precision of how they added up, the poetry you weaved on graphs with a pencil behind your ear and a slow smile curling your lips. and when i sat on your lap, counted the kisses, multiplied the desire, divided the distance and subtracted the inhibitions, i decided i might be mathematically inclined after all.
i never liked roller coasters until you took me on one.
and somehow between the buckling down and the gripping your hand as the car shook forward, i fell in love with the stomach-dropping, jaw-aching beauty of letting go and finding yourself flying instead of falling. and when i looked over and saw your grin stretching your face and your quick laugh getting stolen by the wind, i decided that i might like losing control and free-falling after all.
i never liked the rain until you danced with me in it.
and somehow betw
Bully"Stupid," "Ugly," "Useless," "Sad."Bully2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Emo," "Silent," "Paranoid," "Mad."
"Ashamed," "Afraid," "Crazy," "Stuck."
"Disgusting," "Alone," "Pathetic," "Out of Luck."
The words never spoken,
Yet always heard.
Not from people around me,
No, that's absurd.
I've heard these words,
Time after time,
They always pierce my heart,
They continuously cross my mind.
But these words were never said.
Never once directed at me.
Maybe they never became reality,
But I saw them spoken in my mentality.
These are the words of a bully.
The words that can tear me apart.
The words that can no longer be erased,
Because they have entered my heart.
This person who speaks them,
I know them quite well.
They have countless words in their head,
They have many stories to tell.
I don't know why they want me
To take all of the blame.
It might be for vengeance,
It might be from their own shame.
But the owner of these words,
The words that repeat,
Have caused me great fear,
Have led to my defeat.
This person I know,
Whom I d
Sample optimized dragon spell list.Example list of spells a optimized dragon could have.Sample optimized dragon spell list.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Note: this assumes following the advice I give on my dragon advice deviation. in addition, it assumes the dragon achieves 9th level spells by great wyrm and has access to cleric spell list. so, not every dragon can do this, but a lot may be able to.
0th level spells: Prestidigitation, Read Magic, Detect Magic, Resistance, Detect Poison, Guidance, Cure Minor Wounds, Arcane Mark, Create Water.
1st level spells: Shield, True Strike, True Casting, Shield of Faith, Divine Favor.
2nd Level spells: Glitter Dust, Wraith Strike, Razor Fangs, Scintillating Scales, Guidance of the Avatar.
3rd level spells: Ferocity of Sanguine Rage, Haste, Ghost Touch Weapon , Heart of Water, Un Luck.
4th level spells: Assay Spell Resistance, Wings of Flurry, Heart of Earth, Sharp Tooth.
5th level spells: Undying Vigor of the Dragon Lords, Lord of the Sky, Surge of Fortune, Greater Vigor.
6th level spells: Heal, Energy Immunity, Superior Resistanc
Dragon making advice.Samples of things any DM should do to optimize their dragon encounters.Dragon making advice.3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
(note: this is for D&D 3.5 edition players with the draconomicon.)
1: IF spellcaster: take ONE actual sorcerer level: boosts will save, grants higher spell level spells and spells known, and swap the familiar with the rapid metamagic alternate feature which with a dragons high int, will get many uses a day. Rapid metamagic trades your familiar for the ability to 3+ int modifier a day use a metamagic feat on a spontaneously cast spell without increasing casting time.
2: TAKE PRACTICED SPELLCASTER! seriously, this increases caster level by 4 flat out. NO DRAGON WITH SPELLCASTING WOULD NOT TAKE IT! (prerequisites: 4 ranks in Spellcraft, which all dragons, even with 1 hit dice, should have.)
3: Give planar dragons sorcerer spellcasting: seriously, a great wyrm radiant dragon with gold dragon casting is more like CR 30, then the current CR 23. it's insane.
4: If an evil DM: Take martial weapon proficiency,
Talox OrthosI am Talox Orthos, of House Orthos. I come from a line of prestigious warlocks, whose power is the stuff of legends. But power comes at a price. Ours is a secret, that our blood is mingled with that of ancient and powerful devils. Some say that perhaps our family is even interbred with them. The truth is, of course, not entirely known by me, father does so enjoy the head-games he plays. For my part, however, I shall be relatively straightforward with you.Talox Orthos4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The birth of each child in House Orthos is a momentous occasion. During the hours of labor, a dark ritual is performed to guarantee the child is born into power befitting of the legends of our house. My father had this rite preformed during his birth, and his father before him. Apparently, the ritual involves the baptism of the newborn in the blood of an old and powerful demon. The blood mystically mingles with that of the newborn child, conferring