Kitchen BickeringPast midnight in the main kitchen of the Montrey mansion...Kitchen Bickering4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I don't understand why you can't find a nice, normal-"
"Human boyfriend," she finished. "Y'know, I don't think you're anyone to lecture about dating within one's species."
"We've been over this a thousand times; I am human."
"Uh-huh. Right. You should really see yourself when you say that, you ever tried saying it into a mirror? 'Cuz it looks pretty funny."
"Damn it, Penny," he hissed, "I was born and raised, for a forty full years, human- that's longer than you have been. Then this," he spread his webbed claws, "happened. And it's surface only, and you know it. Unlike this, this..."
"This being is a bizarrity! He's not a year older than you, he's not a decade older than you, he's not twice your age, he's twenty times your age! "
"Yeah, but look: he doesn't remember any of that, he's just like any other person, he only remembers so much, just the last couple years-"
A Trick to SleepIt was quite a sight for Mamori to see her fiancé struggling to get comfortable in the narrow train seat he was in. He fidgeted, and got up a couple of times, growling in annoyance and mumbled profanities that grew louder and louder, causing the others in the train to scoot as far away from him as possible. She could only watch sympathetically as she felt partly responsible for Hiruma's discomfort. "You really should try to get some rest," Mamori spoke up.A Trick to Sleep3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah, well, sleep would come easily to me if you remembered the fucking sleeping pills," Hiruma replied with annoyance.
"I'm sorry, but we did rush after your game and I had to pack for the both of us. You haven't slept for over 48 hours now."
"I don't think I can fucking sleep," Hiruma scowled as he sank into his seat.
Mamori sighed, knowing how Hiruma was hard to handle when he had this attitude on. "Are you nervous because we're going to visit your father? We won't reach there in the next two to three hours so--"
"I don't gi
Werewolf Genre Pet PeevesWerewolves have never had terribly consistent folklore. Even prior to the early days of film, werewolf myths varied wildly - good and evil, permanently and temporarily transformed, quadruped and bipedal (rarely), curable or incurable, etc, etc. Because the legends were so scatter-brained, the original The Wolf Man largely invented its own mythos. It was imitated repeatedly and became the "standard" of the genre. As the formula began to wear thin, others added new innovation to the myth - some ideas stuck and some didn't.Werewolf Genre Pet Peeves2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
With such a scattered range of ideas, it's only natural that fans of werewolves aren't going to like all of them and I'm no different. In fact, I downright can't stand some aspects commonly used in modern werewolf fiction. Maybe it doesn't make any sense, maybe it contradicts my artistic principles, or maybe I just don't like it. Whatever the reason, a few genre tropes that I don't like developed into pet peeves - and if you're a werewolf fanboy or fangir
Werewolf Genre Pet Peeves: Annoying PuppiesYou asked for it and you got it: more ranting! Today, we'll be talking about the new pups on the block of overused cliches and broken tropes.Werewolf Genre Pet Peeves: Annoying Puppies2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A trend lately is to have werewolves born as humans and have their first change in their teenage years. There's a few reasons for this, the most significant of which seems to be so that normal, everyday high school students can suddenly discover that they're werewolves as a wish fulfillment fantasy (see my last essay for an in-depth rant about my high school werewolves). Yet, there may be a more subtle reason: because big scary werewolves aren't so scary as puppies. Instead, they're likely to be adorably awkward: chewing on furniture, transforming at inconvenient times, biting their friends, etc.
That's what these tropes are - the new puppies running around underfoot. Despite being relatively new to the genre, they've already overstayed their welcome. To keep the puppy metaphor, for most of these tropes, it's not that they're inherently bad
6:15 English Version6:15 English Version3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The dining hall was completely barren; save for a single person, whose physical presence was not enough to prolong a facade of liveliness throughout the room. A heavy, weighted silence commanded the whole of the room, penetrated only by the unearthly clock, hanging ominously above the only set of double doors leading into the dining hall proper. The Mess room, in which more than one hundred men could eat at any given time was separated in this very moment into two halves: in the half furthest back where dozens of stacked chairs and tables, untouched from the day on which they first arrived. In the closer half, closer to the kitchen and entrance, rests a single long table and twelve chairs. Only one was occupied. Scout draws his arms farther from him, allowing the limbs to rest across the table. He stares, exhausted, at his coffee --- strong, drenched to an unrecognizable beverage with the help of extraneous amounts of milk and sugar ---- he would need it.
As far as he could rememb
10 reasons why Zuko is cooler than Draco Malfoy1.Zuko is not afraid to fight.Draco runs away every time he sees danger in front of him.10 reasons why Zuko is cooler than Draco Malfoy2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
2.Zuko became a capable firebender because his uncle taught him well.Draco got all the good marks at Hogwarts because he was Snape's favourite.
3.Zuko's girlfriend,Mai,is definitely cooler than Pancy Parkinson.
4.Zuko is capable of redemtion.Draco is not(those who think he is are really mad ficwriters).
5.Zuko treats his friends as equals.Draco thinks of his friends as of his servants.
6.Zuko can fight without bending(by using swords).Draco can only run away if he doesn't have a wand.
7.Zuko's dad is the №1 baddie in the story.Draco's dad is just the same cowardly nobleman as his son.
8.In the beginning,Zuko is an uncertain person with a struggle in his soul,while Draco is just a proud,cowardly and bratty(in a lack of a better word) aristocrat.In the end,Zuko is an ex-villain,who found peace after becoming good,while Draco is still a proud,cowardly and bratty aristocrat.
9.Zuko foollows his h
When an Angel Tamed the Devil"Valentine's day? That's the most bullshit idea I've ever heard in my entire life." Hiruma Youichi grumbled. He hates all the mushy and corny things he has ever heard in his entire life. He even thought of bombing chocolate companies for their foolish idea of coming up with such ridiculous event. Love is in the air indeed, for everywhere he walks upon, he saw couples, girls giving chocolates and confessing at the same time, and all sort of things that he think is horrendously mushy. He felt like shooting everyone with his AK-47 so that they would not remind him of the date.When an Angel Tamed the Devil3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Unfortunately, before he could enter AmeFuto's clubroom, he could smell the reek of the uber sweetness of chocolate coming from the inside. He wouldn't mind if it is his gourmand friend Kurita, but he does hope to see something not love-related.
"HORA HORA HORA!!!!!!" He screamed on top on his lungs and shoots randomly as he slammed the door open. Everyone who was in the clubroom ducked to save their dearly lives, e
Shades of Green- Chapter 14Shades of Green- Chapter 144 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green
Chapter Fourteen- Conquest of The Leader
Part Five- Savage Monster, Noble Heart
The Leader's Helicarrier
It is common knowledge to know that whenever two females would fight, it was sure to be very violent and graphic, especially if they already have a huge animosity towards one another. Well, this could never be more true than the brutal fight that was being waged between Shego and Red She-Hulk, the confrontation between the two female Hulks making the surrounding adamantium/titanium walls tremble from the sheer ferocity of their blows. One could almost sense the hatred that these two women shared for one another, as if the glares that they gave each other were not enough evidence of this very fact, and not to mention the sheer impact of their blows.
The two female titans lashed out at one another with a fury that could only come from pure rage and animosity, blocking and countering one anothers moves as they traveled the length of the steel flooring w
Llamas with Hats Human AdaptedLlamas with Hats Human Adapted4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Carl, there's a dead human in our house!"
My best friend-and roommate-Carl, was in the kitchen, doing the dishes, which was odd, because Carl never did the chores.
He shuffled over and poked the dead body with his foot. "Oh...hey...how did he get here?" Blood was pooling on the floor, from multiple stab wounds in the dead man's chest.
His lying tone was obvious. I stared at him, alarmed. "Carl, what did you DO?!"
He waved a hand nonchalantly. "Me? I didn't do this."
"Explain what happened, Carl!" I said angrily. These kinds of things seemed to happen whenever I went out...
"I've never seen him before in my life!" Carl protested.
"Why did you kill this person, Carl?!"
"I do not kill people. That is..." he couldn't help glancing back towards the kitchen. "That is my LEAST favorite thing to do."
I sighed. "Carl, tell me exactly what you were doing before I got home."
He frowned and shifted
FINEFINE10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Fine is the word to hide all
It is the conversation ender
It is the building blocks of illusions in the mind
Its what every one mumbles
if asked if they're alright
their heads held up high
in false pride
when inside they
is always the last thing
on their mind
to that line
Fine is the word
that rolls from the tongue
before anything else
be it the painful truth
Or the sweetened lies
Fine is alway the catch all
its what we all hide behind
Raven Marie Shadows
Hawkeye's Lesson in PainHawkeye's Lesson in Pain4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: One Month
Hawkeye's Lesson in Pain
The Training Room
Hulk, Wasp, Hawkeye, and Thor watched as the sparring match between Captain America and Shego continued, neither combatant willing to admit defeat to the other. It was true that Shego was faster, but Steve Rogers has the advantage in both size and experience, though it was quite apparent that the fight between the two was evenly matched. Shego would block a strike from Captain America, lash out with an attack of her own, which was immediately blocked and countered by Steve Rogers. Back and forth the struggle continued, each combatant managing to get in a few good strikes in, but nothing that seemed to give either an edge.
"So who do you think'll win this time, Clint?", Janet asked, looking at the world's greatest archer.
"I don't know, Jan. Looks like it could go either way.", Clint answered, not letting his eyes wonder from the fight.
"Aye. They both seem evenly matched.", Thor added, a light smirk
The Official Ode to the ForumsThe Official Ode to the Forums10 years ago in Ballad More Like This
I can't stand to see another thread,
beating a horse that's already dead.
Do you like "s3ks" and what does art mean?
A poorhorse cult for illiterate teens.
The forum descriptions must be Greek,
or maybe the newbies only read 1337.
The Welcome Center to get a tour.
Thumbshare Forum for commentwhores.
'Deviator' no longer exists
(The Forum's still there 'cause jark insists)
Don't post there- it's useless you know
Read the thread that tells you so.
Elite ForumWhores: they're better than you.
Accept it now you know it's true;
If you see a lot of the Blank Stare guy
stupidity is the reason why.
For those with a brain that can't be found
watch out for curran if he's around.
With legendary wit and sarcastic replies
he cleans up the forums (or at least he tries).
We interupt this poem to distinguish
that "kewl" and "k@wa1i!!1!1" are not English.
If those are in your vocabulary
please buy yourself a dictionary.
Do you think you are a squirrel
instead of a normal boy or girl?
Spain Strikes OutSpain: Hola Romano!Spain Strikes Out3 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Cleverbot: Como estas?
Spain: ¿Bueno y usted?
Spain: Muy Beuno~ Glad to hear that my little tomate~.
Cleverbot: Taxes are very complicated. So are penguins.
Spain: Si taxes are muy complicated... I don't think penguins are though.
Cleverbot: I don't think about it much, either, but recently I have.
Spain: Hm... Well I guess you would. I mean you are part of Italy.
Cleverbot: No, I'm not. How old are you?
Spain: Yes you are Romano... Your full name is Italy Romano, and you know how old I am.
Cleverbot: I didn't know. I think you are confused.
Spain: No I'm not. Wait... Who are you if you're not Romano?
Cleverbot: I am Julie.
Spain: Oh... I'm sorry Julie... I didn't know I was talking to a pretty chica~.
Cleverbot: I'm not sure where Clay went. Have you tried looking for him?
Spain: Eh? I know no Clay. Do you?
Cleverbot: You know too much about me.
Spain: Que? B-but we just started talking. I don't even know what your favorite color is tesoro.
The Phantom of Nightopia Chapter 6Opera Populaire that Night: Showtime for II MutoThe Phantom of Nightopia Chapter 63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
That night was opening night for the Opera Populaire's new production of II Muto, and everything was set up and ready for the show. Ignoring the 'Nightmaren Ghost's' threats, Jackle and Chamelan gave Clairs the lead role as Countess, Helen the silent role of the Page Boy, and they did not leave Box 5 open, so they were in for it!
Clairs stepped out on stage wearing a very puffy pink dress that made her hips look the size of a hippo. She was also wearing clown looking makeup, and a really tall white wig that was probably as tall as her body.
Helen walked alongside Clairs on stage wearing a long white maid's outfit, and her hair pulled back in a ponytail. Hidden underneath the maid's dress, was a white men's dress shirt, with light blue tights, and tall black boots. The outfit made Helen look like a man because in the Opera, a man (the pageboy) is secretly the Countess' lover, so in order for him to stay undercover, he disguised himself as
For a Crow on a Telephone Wirebeing black is oppressive,For a Crow on a Telephone Wire11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
ballast in a body that should not
sit so elegantly on a flimsy wire.
lines should tense or bend
beneath your weight, but you have bones
formed of wind
and ride on things less dense.
Dressed to SmashDressed to Smash2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: One Month
Dressed to Smash!
The Night of the Charity Gala
The Hulk's Room
"I hate wearing this monkey suit.", Hulk growled, trying to unsuccessfully adjust the small black tie with his large digits.
He hated wearing this suit. It wasn't that it was uncomfortable, but that it didn't really appeal to him. He didn't want to go to the gala. There would be people there, too many puny humans for his liking. Then why was he going? It was because of her, only for her... only for Shego.
"Oh, will you give it a rest? Wearing a tux and tie for one night isn't going to kill you!", Shego exclaimed from the dressing room.
"I still don't like it! Reminds me of the time I used to work at a casino in Vegas.", Hulk responded, still trying to fix the tie with little success.
"Oh, really? You never told me you wo
Werewolf Guidelines: My MythosWerewolf Guidelines: My Mythos3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This write-up is meant to clarify my own ideas about werewolves and lycanthropy in the context of my individual realm. These parameters define lycanthropy in my own characters' universe, and are not meant to be definitions for other opinions on the mythology.
In the Vengeance canon and later (The Pursuit and later fictional works), Versa Novak, age 17, is the 'world's only werewolf.' This is an assumption made by both Versa herself and her father (for Versa's mother and grandmother, her only other two female relatives, are both deceased). Other overlapping werewolf packs or existing real werewolves have not been discovered, or are at this point irrelevant to her storyline. I open the possibility of other werewolves existing, but proof of other lycanthropes is non-existent, canonically.
This being said, purely "Novakian lycanthrop
Werewolf psychology June 2014Normal werewolf psychologyWerewolf psychology June 20148 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
To describe the normal werewolf mind, imagine a human mind add in a love of meat and the outdoors, hunting, and the constant desire to do something active or productive. Werewolves do get tiered like everyone else and often like to relax and slow down at times too. It can not be too emphasized that the werewolf mind is one mind, human reasoning and wolfish instinct. Often it is a unique mixture between nature and the wilderness of today's modern world. This being said it is important to examine the effects of this mixture.
An important note about instinct. Instinct is preprogrammed response to certain environments or situations. It is not something one realizes before the event, but rather during. It is easier to avoid instinctual action than to change or stop it in the act, but can be stopped with effort.
Logic and reasoning is a good first place to examine the werewolf mind. In observation, most werewolves think in way
Sentence Prompt-DrabblesCurtain:Sentence Prompt-Drabbles5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Desmond found that he could compare the way Shaun hid their relationship outside of their darkened rooms and hidden spaces to a curtain concealing a beautiful set from the awaiting crowd.
The night after he first killed a man was spent outside in the cold until his body forgot what it was to be warm, until it forgot the heat another human ould bring- but when he came inside Shaun was right there to help him remember.
Looking into a mirror was one thing Desmond avoided ever since he was forced to watch his face contort in pleasure by a certain historian.
Never in his life had Desmond even thought about learning to waltz, but at this moment as Shaun led him around the bedroom they were using as a makeshift ballroom, he decided that it wouldn't be so bad to start taking lessons.
Pearls were something that Desmond had a secret affinity for, so it was a complete(but very, /very/ pleasant) surprise when he found one on h
Fever"Oh sweetheart, how are you feeling?" Mamori came into the room, pulling up a chair next to her young daughter's bed.Fever3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She placed the bowl of cold water on the bedside table and proceeded to wring out the water, laying the towel on Akari's heated and damp forehead.
Mamori could see the lack of a twinkle usually found in her daughter's eyes as Akari sniffed and sneezed.
Mamori couldn't help but worry.
The light coughing from Akari's cold had turned for the worse when it had suddenly started snowing while she was walking home with her mother and brother.
Flu season, Mamori thought.
"Here sweetie, drink some tea, it'll make you feel better, I promise."
She blew on the steaming cup of honey lemon tea and lifted it to her daughter's lips. Akari took a small sip but made a pained face when she tried to swallow.
"Mommy everything hurts." The little girl cried between labored breaths, as Mamori's eyebrows knitted in concern.
Just then, her father walked in. "Youichi, she's burning u
Oh my god my dreams are being so nice to me!I had the most amazing HetaOni dream ever, well it was depressing, but a fangirl would call it amazing. I WAS IN IT!!! My dreams are starting to become nice to me!! It matches my school-Jornelle personality, becauseOh my god my dreams are being so nice to me!2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I'm smarter, and make more sense when I'm in school. Anyway, enough of me talking, let me tell you what happened!!!
In this scene, we're in the room where the safety room is, but we're not in the safety room, and Italy tries to explain to everyone of what has been happening ever since we got here. I get pissed off, and tell him off about the logistics.
Italy:.....and if I do die, I don't want you guys to be sad or cry for me
Me: But you die! Why shouldn't we?!
Italy: Because then I'll know you guys are safe when I die
Italy: Steve(this is when I found out I was dreaming, because no one called him Steve in the actual thing) won't hurt you guys anymore... You can all leave this place safely....
Me:*quietly so he couldn't hear me* Shut up
Italy: ....And none of y
AC: WeddingShivering slightly in the old chapel in Monteriggioni, Desmond offered an apologetic grin to the man stood next to the altar, who grinned back, and glanced up as Lucy strode through the doorway.AC: Wedding3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She let her head bow, and glanced slyly at Shaun, who was blushing in the faint candlelight. He made his way slowly towards the altar as the slightly tinny sound of the wedding march played in the derelict church.
Shaun and Lucy paused next to Desmond and Becca, Lucy fighting down the urge to smirk as Becca hit stop on her mp3 player. Shaun straightened up, rearranging the flowers he held properly.
"Ready?" Their makeshift minister asked, and Shaun nodded firmly, his face set, as Desmond broke into a wide grin, bouncing on his heels slightly.
"Dearly beloved, we're gathered here today to witness the joining of these two persons in holy matrimony. If anyone here knows of any reason that these two should not be wed, speak now, or forever hold your peace."
A moment of silence filled the air, befor