A General History of EraERA “Though the desert is constantly changing, it always endures.”A General History of Era2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
OVERVIEW Era consists of one half of the Flame Alliance, Era is geographically the largest of the six countries, nearly the size of Arcena itself. The majority of its land is occupied by the Great Northern Desert, which spans roughly 80% of Era’s land. It is surrounded on all sides by sea, save the south, where it shares a land border with Pramize. Although the most expansive of the six countries, Era also boasts the least number of people per square mile, and is an unforgiving terrain. Era’s nominal capital is Lux Aeterna, and is subdivided into five provinces corresponding roughly to the major nomadic groups of Era.
ETYMOLOGY Era is named for the warrior queen of the same name. The provinces of Era are named for the overarching nomadic groups that occupied them - Durga, Saras, Shri, Vinay, and Murun. Each province’s capital city was built and named after the Arcenan Conquest, and,
BBC Sherlock: Take my love, take my land...John walked slowly through the cemetery, thinking how lifeless the world looked today. The sky was ashen, painted in a dull, homogeneous shade of grey. There were no sounds, no birds chirping, no beeping of horns, nothing. Only John's steady footsteps on a gravel path were resonating in the absolute silence of the necropolis. The air seemed stale and heavy like in a room that hadn't been opened for years. No trace of wind among the graphite leaves, no gentle blows to ease the pain and chase away all the undesirable thoughts. John wished it was raining. Or storming. It's always easier when the sky at least pretends to weep with you. Instead, the whole place seemed to be wrapped in a shroud, waiting apathetically for its funeral.BBC Sherlock: Take my love, take my land...3 years ago in Romance More Like This
John finally stopped and tried to shake off his melancholic observations, knowing how irrational they were. Sherlock would probably have a field day if he only knew. If.
"It's been three years already, " said John thoughtfully, staring at the tombstone adorned
Derpy Hooves Hero of Epsilon 2Derpy Hooves Hero of Epsilon 23 years ago in Humor More Like This
There really is only one thing you should idolize. Me the Muffin Queen. Gather around as I tell you the tale of how I Derpy Hooves the TWC Muffin Queen became the Hero of Epsilon 2.
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I have been a great renowned hero especially in the days of yore. For in 1823, I Derpy Hooves came to the planet of Epsilon 2, where the citizens were in an epic war against the evil muffin race. The battles between both sides were of epic proportions. Thousands would appear on the field of battle, and millions (sometimes billions) would die on that same battlefield. After 100's of years the war had come to an end. It was absolutely horrific. Trillions died, humans and muffins alike. But it was the muffins who won the great epic Human-Muffin War, and thus they enslaved the beaten humans. The dastardly cruel muffins would force the humans to produce muffin offspring. Under Muffin Law, the humans were banned from eating fruits, vegetables, breads and pastries. The humans were tortured
BBC Sherlock AU: BohemienParis is indeed splendid. Doctor John Watson thought to himself as he was strolling on a boulevard right next to the Seine. Weather was certainly more pleasant here than in England all sunny, with occasional white cloud puffs blowing across the blue sky.BBC Sherlock AU: Bohemien3 years ago in Romance More Like This
John was really glad that he had accepted an invitation to a medical conference, which took place in the capital of France two days ago, and decided to stay in the city for a whole week. A well-deserved vacation, he repeated inwardly with satisfaction. And the hotel was just marvellous.
He glanced mildly intrigued at bookstalls lined up on both sides of the path, but he brought himself to heel and averted his gaze. He wasn't here to browse through musty novels, his purpose was far more important. Or so he hoped, filled with doubt.
It was still relatively early, so the gas lanterns weren't lit. John, however, wished that the darkness could come and engulf him, hiding from prying eyes of other people. As a doctor and a gent
BBC Sherlock: 3 ficlets inspired by songs1.Glee Cast - Smooth CriminalBBC Sherlock: 3 ficlets inspired by songs3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The moment Sherlock went inside the house, he knew something was amiss. He had this gut feeling telling him that John was in danger, that's why he ran home like a madman in the first place. But he didn't realise how accurate he was in his predictions, until he saw bloodstains on the carpet. His heart skipped a beat, but he didn't waste any time.
"John!" he yelled at the top of his lungs and rushed headlong upstairs. He was cautious, his senses working at full steam, and he kept tracking the blood trail like a trained dog. His mind started analysing situation and he instantly knew what had happened. John answered the door since Mrs Hudson was away, the visitor stabbed him, John fought him off and started running away into the apartment.
The bloodstains and reddish shoe prints led into Sherlock's bedroom. The door was ajar.
"John, are you okay? ", he shouted while running towards the room. And there John was, lying motionless on the floor in a pool of
BBC Sherlock: Learn to be LonelyJohn wasn't woken up by the suspicious crack of the floorboards, a sudden and inexplicable draught, nor by bright light attacking his pupils. No, the sensation was far more subtle. A certain feeling of absence. The gnawing coldness. The emptiness around him. John slowly opened his eyelids and noticed what was wrong. The other side of the bed was vacant. John's eyes wandered across the room and stopped at the slim silhouette bathed in the moonlight, which only highlighted the paleness of the naked skin. Sherlock was standing by the window and looking out at the quiet and empty street below. He was looking, but not really seeing. His eyes were awash with deep sadness, something John had never observed before.BBC Sherlock: Learn to be Lonely3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What's wrong, Sherlock?" John asked with worry.
Sherlock flinched a little, not being aware that John had been watching him. His facial expression changed instantly as if he put a joyful mask on.
"Nothing, John. I'm sorry if I woke you up." Sherlock apologised, twisting his lips in
Sherlock BBC: UncertaintyA semi-sequel to Like a VirginSherlock BBC: Uncertainty3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Six o'clock in the morning is never the right time to wake up after a drinking session. John Watson moaned and groaned and tried to go back to sleep, but repeated thuds, rustles and beeps coming from the living room rendered his intention impossible.
He opened his eyelids slowly, but the sunlight attacked his pupils with the force of a nuclear blast causing him to put a pillow over his head with a faint hope to block out the dazzling brightness, which pierced right through his skull. He felt as if a herd of elephants was tap dancing inside his brain, his throat was bone dry and the taste inside his mouth indicated that he must have at least munched on a dead cat. He moaned heartbreakingly once again, wishing he was dead. The noises from the living room, without a doubt produced by Sherlock, certainly didn't improve his psychical and mental condition.
When he finally gathered strength to sit up, he started massaging his temples and tried to pull him
Sherlock BBC: The Meowing ProblemSensing that it was John, who was coming home and not someone else, didn't prove a challenge to the great Sherlock Holmes. Doctor Watson had this very specific way of opening the front door, unique pace of climbing the stairs and breathing pattern that somehow felt soothing. But Sherlock, sitting in his armchair and browsing through a newspaper, knew that something was different today. All those little habits of John's were slightly altered. Perhaps due to the rain that kept falling incessantly for the whole day. Whatever the reason, Sherlock was mildly intrigued. Something was afoot.Sherlock BBC: The Meowing Problem3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Hello, John," he said casually, eyes fixed on John.
"Hello, Sherlock," John replied quickly and hurried to the kitchen, clearly trying to avoid the attention of his flatmate. Obviously, that had quite the opposite effect, especially when a muffled "meow" could be heard coming from the general direction of John.
"John?" Sherlock asked with misleading calmness.
"Yes?" The water was dripping from him as if
Your Faithful StudentYour Faithful Student3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dear Princess Celestia,
I don't suppose I'll be writing you any more letters after this. Over the years I've said all there is to say about anything worth saying, and saying it again would be useless. Has it really been fifty years since you sent me to Ponyville? It seems like just yesterday I was meeting my friends for the first time, and we were battling with the Elements of Harmony to stop Nightmare Moon. Ah, those were the days. It's been years now since I've had the strength to go on those kinds of adventures. These days I need Spike to help me get up and down the stairs. I'm not as young as I once was.
I'm really writing this to make sure I haven't forgotten to say anything to you in my past letters. I'm very sorry I haven't been sending them as frequently, but I feel like I've already done all there is to do. I know there's always more to learn, but I can't always get out there and learn it. Most of the things I learn now come from books alone. Of course I still see my friend
BBC Sherlock: NightmaresThe moment John woke up, he knew something was wrong. He was a light sleeper, courtesy of Afghanistan, so any sign of danger could instantly jolt him wide awake. And now he clearly sensed that his life was hanging by a thread. However, John decided to be cautious and not to make any unnecessary movements, which might provoke an assault. Instead he just opened his eyes slightly and carefully scanned the room shrouded in darkness. Yes, his instinct didn't fail him. There was someone standing at the door. The stranger was motionless, but John could hear him breathing irregularly, as if he just stopped running and tried to calm down. A shadowy, anonymous silhouette, like a monster from children's nightmares.BBC Sherlock: Nightmares3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
John felt fear rising in his chest, but years of being a soldier helped him to maintain his cool. His mind started racing, desperately trying to figure out what to do. He thought about the gun he kept in a bedside table's drawer, but he doubt he'd be quick enough to grab it before th
A General History of HatokoerHATOKOER “Ice is pure, and cold, and more dangerous than its sister flame, for ice depends on nothing.”A General History of Hatokoer2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
OVERVIEW One of the northern countries, the Principality of Hatokoer is one half of the Ice Alliance. The majority of Hatokoer is wild, expansive mountain ranges and cold, fast-flowing rivers, and is separated from all the countries save Aisumond by the sea. The land is in a frozen state year-round, due to a combination of latitude and altitude. Its capital, Kyu City, is also the largest city in Hatokoer, and famous for its breathtaking views and abundance of stairs. As one of the two Ice countries, Hatokoer is a participant in the Thousand Years’ War in the belief that reuniting the countries would be to the advantage of everyone.
ETYMOLOGY The etymology of Hatokoer is much disputed among scholars. Hatokoer tradition holds that it is derived from an ancient term for “most high” or “superior”, though other scholars believe it has its
Unite for Freedom Part IIMonster Hunter I: Unite for FreedomUnite for Freedom Part II4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Four years later
[Cut to a large town, known as Kimbolo. It is similar to Hisito - the shape and build of the structures and roads and the general layout and design share the same basic design and pattern - except there is much more of it. It reaches much further up the mountainside than Hisito and boasts a much larger area of agriculture. It is South-facing but this does not stop snow from covering the village in a thick blanket.]
[In one room in one hut on the Northern outskirts of the village sleeps a girl. Her name is Vonara. One of the windows to the room has been left open. A kestral swoops in through it and lands on one of the bedposts. It screeches loudly. Vonara stirs in her sleep. The kestral screeches again, then takes off and lands on the pillow next to Vonara. It pecks her head gently. Vonara jerks awake and the kestral flaps backwards screeching.]
[The kestral screeches again as it lands on t
A New Legend: Chapter Eight-Impact TraumaA New Legend: Chapter Eight-Impact Trauma3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's completely ridiculous, impossible, absurd!" Klintahk roared. Megan just rolled her eyes at the Onu-Koro councilor, and added his outburst to her list of reasons to not respect politicians. She knew she shouldn't be surprised that people doubted her story, she had a hard time believing it herself, but this Toa of Sound was just being difficult. She had also developed a certain disliking for how the blue lens on his silver Kanohi Akaku kept closing and opening, like it was taking pictures of them.
"We must be open to all possibilities Brother," a tall Toa of stone said as he stood. "Pouks is right," Raanu said as he stood from his seat beside the brown Toa Hagah, "What do you find so unbelievable about their story Klintahk?" "You cannot be serious," the Toa of Sound yelled indignantly, "you actually believe them! A completely organic life form being transformed into a Toa, it's preposterous." Megan knew Marcus and Ashley
Syrene's new AppName: Syrene Nevec (SN-579)Syrene's new App2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Her theme song: Digital World by Amaranthe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQuT7DDEzIg
Age: physically, she is 18 1/2 but she is rather mature even if she acts childish most of the time.
Species: human clone
Appearance: Syrene is a tall, fair-skinned girl who stands at 5 feet 10 inches. Her eyes are green (1aba00) and she has clear hair that appears to be white. She stands straight almost all of the time unless she is sitting, then she slouches a bit. She walks in long strides and is very fit. Also when she steps, it is in a heel-toe fashion which allows her to be very quiet and sneak around easily.
Personality: Syrene is a fairly nice person. However, some parts of her personality are inherent. She is an introvert who prefers to sometimes have peaceful and quiet atmosphere around her, but she does en
Still Missing YouStill Missing You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I thought I was past this,
That I was done feeling this way.
But why is it you that I still miss
And think about some days.
It appears you have moved on,
And I thought I did too.
I'm trying to be strong
And figure out what to do.
But I can't stop thinking about it,
Can't help but remember all the fun we had.
A possibility inside my mind has been lit,
And this idea has been driving me mad.
Could there still be a chance for us?
Could we start it up again?
I don't want to leave what we had in the dust,
So what does this mean for us then?
Maybe I should just come right out
And say what has been on my thoughts.
What happened has made me doubt
What I originally thought were my wants.
I miss you.
I miss us.
With these thoughts, I'm not sure what to do.
And I don't know who else to trust.
I can't just go up to my friends and say this,
What would they think about my choices now?
But I can't help what I feel and miss.
I'm still trying to figure out how!
I mean, how can this happen?
How can this
In Between DreamsIn Between Dreams2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In Between Dreams
A fragment of a second
Just one slight glance
You're the only person
That puts me in a trance
I feel so close to you
But I am so far away
If only you knew
I felt this way
To fully express this feeling
It's like raw torture at heart
Because you live on without knowing
And it makes me desire you even more
A solace night of dreaming
I thought I never would have it
This longing luxury of sleeping
It's what I've always wanted
I thought it was too much to ask for
A sense of rest and relief
I feel as if it's more than I deserve
It's been so long since I had this nightmaric disease
I wish you could know
Of the peace that you bring me
It's something I never had before
I'd give anything to always have this serenity
Never again do I wish to awake
I can't let this placebo end
It's for my own sake
I can only pretend
When I see your face
Wings Of FireWings Of Fire3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wings Of Fire
Send me off to the fiery abyss
Free me from life's grip
Morals have been tortured
Strengths have been reversed
Desires have been submersed
I plead for you to pass the torch
Hand over the destiny I've been waiting for
Let me finish off this unbearable dirge
Weep not for singed sins
Leave behind the memories
Mourn not for scarred skin
Forgive every tragedy
Set ablaze that darkness within
Grasp onto serenity
Fuel the flame for the ending
Cling onto clarity
There's peace after pain
Calm can engulf chaos
There's love behind hate
Freedom masks weakness
I've abandoned every promise
I couldn't complete what was said
My hope cannot rise from the ashes
Please, do not follow my footprints of flame
They only lead down a path where infernos cascade
There is no honorable life or even death for what I became
Consume this cruel reality
cE: Bottomless Falls [1/3]FLAME ALLIANCE BASEcE: Bottomless Falls [1/3]2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Hatty woke him, Jin was sorely tempted to throw his textbook at her. It would have made a significant dent, too, considering the thing was about as thick as a loaf of bread and much denser. But he liked Hatty, and he (sort of) liked his book, even if it did have a severely disappointing lack of detail concerning exactly how Valeria Ruaidhri's crowning had come about in the wake of the old kingdom's demise. Comprehensive history of the Fall of Arcena, sure. More like tired Aisumondian propaganda about their Arcenan forebears.
"Jin, wake up, you're needed in communications," Hatty said, crouching on the stairs beside him. "It's a Wind call. Why don't you ever answer calls?"
"Hatty, I went to sleep, like…" Jin paused, then glanced out the window, where the sun rode high in the sky. "Half an hour ago. Can't this wait?"
The brunette shook her head. "Afraid not. We've got Drake Valor and Rival Bloodnok on the line for nearly ten minutes alrea
I'm not a writerI read stories of crashed dreams and disappearing girls, melting into the wintry air like snow-flakes on piping hot chocolate.I'm not a writer2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I see fifty-cent dreams dropped onto the grey cement, shattering into bright shards.
Eating up the pumpkin pies and fallen empresses.
All in a midnight's work. The moon keeping me company in his milky whiteness, and flanked by his pretty stars; I love to watch burn.
And I pray,
for the lost causes, and cracked heart-shaped-coffee-cups, the lost, and the children.
because I want to love the unlovely.
Kingdom Hearts 10-Year Anniversary PartyKingdom Hearts 10-Year Anniversary Party3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Warning: Mentions of Yoai near the end. Thank you~!
Sora: Yay! It's been ten awesome years! Riku can you believe it's been ten years?
Riku: *laughs* Yeah, ten whole years of existence.
Demyx: And many more to come~!
Saki: *comes out of the kitchen with a cake* Hey guys, check out what I made!
In Saki's hands is a white frosted cake with a hallow blue heart (like the logo), in its center were the Heartless, Nobody, Unversed, and Dream Eater symbols. All over the rest of the white cake surface were crowns, Keyblade, Shadows, Dusks, Floods, and Bat-Bats drawn in frosting.
Xigbar: Wow Lil' Siren, that looks awesome!
Ven: What kind of cake is it?
Saki: *smile* Chocolate with cream cheese frosting.
Leon: Cream cheese? Does that even work?
Saki: *pout* I wanted to try it. *goes and sets it in the center of a table with a bunch
PM: Serenity Lyria RavenknightName: Serenity Lyria RavenknightPM: Serenity Lyria Ravenknight2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Job: Bounty Hunter/Mercenary
Weapons: "Twin Spirits" claymore sword
Beretta M92F x2 (15 rounds each)
Birthday: February 19, Year 127 New Mankind Era
Appearance: Similar to her grandmother Serenity Wingheart http://skeith9o9.deviantart.com/art/Project-Machina-Serenity-Wingheart-362821731 with minor changes:
-Her hair is a little longer, it reaches down half her back
-Her dress style is more Punk Gothic, as she wears black sleeves on her arms.
-She has a necklace with her family ring on it
Personality: Split personality:
The Light Side is collected, she appears and acts relaitively normal, and does her best to keep her Dark Side quiet. She cares deeply for people, wanting any and everyone to live. She does her best to make people happy.
The Dark Side is willing to kill anyone who dares get in her way in a violent manner, all the while lauging and reffering to everyone as "Toys." She shows no remorse, no guilt, onl
CE Voice MEMECE Voice MEME2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I was doing this using my microphone but every time I tried to record my voice, it would sound way too distorted. Even playing with the options didn't help ... Orz, so i gave up in the voice and writing it instead. I know that probably no one will read this despite that its written but eh~ well here it goes!
1.Introduce yourself to us, say your username and give us your name if you’d like~!
My name is Ninja-Artist-Zero. My real name is Misael (Mis-eye-L). Friends call me Misa, Ninja, Nin, and ... apparently now Miso soup *facepalm* I will forever regret mentioning that.
2.And where are you from? Where do you live?
I live in the US in a state called Florida. Thats all ya gonna get from me lol
3.Who are your Characters in Coalescent Epiphany?
Tyson the slacker, Azure the anon with anger management issues, and the Infernape who has no name~
4.Why don’t you give us random facts about your Characters?! That’s always fun and interesting to know~!