LoT: MeanwhileLoT: Meanwhile6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The old man's nephew looked out the giant observation window into the city. His workers and helpers spewed statistics at him every so often about the amount of steam being released and the last earthquake location. They barely even stopped talking anymore.
He sighed, which only deepened when his uncle burst in and ran to look out through the window at the city. The nephew watched him, disinterested, then said "Uncle, really, you have your own observation deck, what are you-"
"Shhhh. Hear that?" The old man waved his nephew impatiently into silence, and went back to his staring, pressing his large nose to the window to see better.
The nephew looked out at the city, then back at the old man. "Hear what?" Agitated, the old man looks at him for a moment before seeming to make up his mind and rushing over to him, dragging him to his eye level by the collar.
"Listen," he hissed. He looked back out the window, and the nephew unenthusiastically follows his gaze.
"I still don't hear anyt
X The Lost Viking X Chap. 1x Hiccup xX The Lost Viking X Chap. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hiccup woke to the sunlight streaming through his window. He blinked sleepily at the blurry figure above his head. It took him a second to realize it was Toothless staring down at him with curious eyes. He wondered how long the dragon had been there staring at him. He shrugged the thought aside. He sat up thinking it strange that he had woken up later than normal. It was probably because he spent most of the night in the cove with Astrid.
He blushed thinking about how they had laid together in the grass holding hand and watching the stars. They had talked about the most random things half the night, but it had been great none the less.
It had been about 6 months since they started dating. Astrid was actually the one who had to ask Hiccup out in the end. Every time he went to ask her he had clammed up and get really nervous, so she had saved him the trouble. They both enjoyed going on little outings together. Usually it was to the cove where Hiccup had meet Toothle
Ch1: PrologueCh1: Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hiccup had been quietly sitting on a barrel near the dock, while Toothless was obviously by his side, like he always was, and the Viking could tell that his black, scaly friend was already getting bored, but he just couldn't leave right now, especially since he knew that Astrid would be arriving on a ship any minute now.
Astrid was away for the past week on a fishing trip with her father, and she would have brought Stormfly along to help her out, or at least, to keep her company, but her father flat out refused, saying that no dragons would be included on the trip, most likely because he wanted it to be just family.
Hiccup had managed to keep himself super busy while his girlfriend was gone, with looking after her Deadly Nadder, which Astrid thought was giving too much work for Hiccup, especially when he already has a Night Fury to take care of, but he insisted that it was no problem, and she didn't have to worry about it.
There was also his job with being the founder and head dragon t
The top 10 disney deaths part2Here's part 2The top 10 disney deaths part25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
FVN: Ghost in the WindFVN: Ghost in the Wind4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 1: A whole lot of Firsts!
"To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go" -Mary Oliver
It was a red, cloudy day at the Sierra Madre. The sky was, as usual, a thick red. The Villa looked dead, like a old knotted tree. But within its walls, buildings, life . . . or maybe not life, but something, moved through it like blood in the veins. Ghost People shuffled through the streets, out of sight, silent, and for the most part, single minded. They didn't think, didn't feel, didn't have individual ideas. Just hunt, capture, turn. Hunt, capture, turn. Hunt, capture, turn. Hunt, capture, turn.
Seeker was no different. Seeker hunted, captured, and brought the captured into the depths of the Villa. Seeker had never known another life, no Ghost had. Seeker was just anothe
Retelling of the Beauty and the Beast- Part 1The wind rushed in through the open windows, whistling a sharp note that fell to a soft melody. The white flowered curtains stopped its waltz, but its hem still moved like billowing waves. My eyes caught the bushes where flashed the ruby-colored raspberries. For a moment, I thought they were roses, the comforting sight of them making me smile. The flicker of hope vanished.Retelling of the Beauty and the Beast- Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The birds' joyous chirping brought back my smile, and I quickly crossed the bedroom to stand in front of the windows. Closing my eyes, I let the warm wind gently stroke my cheeks and play with my hair. My mind flew back to our farm, beyond the forests and rivers, away from the noise and the people of the city: three days of hard travelling from where I stood. Again, like ever so often back home, I was standing on my balcony where the stems of the roses clung, spiralling upward. When I reopened my eyes, I expected to see the familiar land that would stretch like an emerald carpet in front of me and the pale, yet pures
Tribute to the Smooth Criminal"Believe it or not, there was an age where Michael Jackson was a god."Tribute to the Smooth Criminal6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
~Douglas "The Nostalgia Critic" Walker, Moonwalker Movie Review
"I think Dave Chappelle said it best: he made...Thriller."
~James "The Angry Video Game Nerd" Rolfe, Moonwalker Game Review
"Michael Jackson buries them all!"
The music world lost a legend today...
At one point, he was considered a god among men.
He serenaded the world with his smooth voice...
Dazzled the world with amazing dancing skills...
And won over the hearts of millions.
Now...all of that is but a fond memory.
As the King of Pop...has died.
Though he may be gone in flesh and blood,
His soulful spirit will continue to live on.
Aspiring musicians and music artists will carry the torch,
And older music vets will, somehow, pay homage to him.
RIP Michael Jackson - August 28th, 1958 to June 25th, 2009
Top 20 Anime VillainsAnime Villains, we love em and we hate em, but most importantly we know them because they can be remembered for their asshole natures, so thats why Im going to make a list of my top 20 Anime Villains, why Top 20? Because a Top Ten is too damn short, so lets begin the Top 20 Anime Villains.Top 20 Anime Villains6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
20. Itachi from Naruto, now I know a lot of people will be upset hes so damn low, but to be fair he lost points in Shippuden, another ruined named thanks to Kishimoto. Itachi was bad, he was infamous for killing his whole family and had the incredible skills to back up such infamy, he was calm, smart and had some pretty broken moves, and was a major role in the series up until his unsightly and unneeded death. He will be missed
19. Rokuda Mukuro from Hitman Reborn, Mukuro was basically Lex Luthor but as an anime character, mostly brains and not so much brawn, true he was somewhat strong but he wasnt say as strong as other villains this list will contains, but he makes th
Adventures in Equestria Part 4Butterscotch's Adventures in Equestria Part 4 starring Butterscotch Sundae, Princess Luna and about a dozen other magical little poniesAdventures in Equestria Part 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Luna stepped onto the podium and cast her huge cheerful green eyes across the assembled guests.
"Thank you all so much for coming!" she began. "I know the party's only just started, but I thought I'd like to get all the formalities out of the way first, if I may." She turned to the old silver-maned butler standing beside her and looked at him with mock exasperation. "Apparently it's compulsory that every royal engagement have a formal component to it!"
The butler nodded once, his serene expression unchanged.
Luna turned back and continued. "I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long to formally thank the Elements of Harmony for their courageous efforts on my behalf. You all risked your lives to undo the great evil that my jealousy and selfishness had wrought and prevented a titanic disaster from befalling our beloved Equestria. So let
Frozen Warmth [ Russia x Child!Reader ] 02Russia x Child!ReaderFrozen Warmth [ Russia x Child!Reader ] 022 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
That was the first sound to reach your ears. Off in the distance you could see a small fire. The shadows seemed to be dancing around the fire, tip-toeing just out of the fires orange/yellow glow, but still close enough to be seen by the human eye. The shadows continued to dance, one stopping to stare at you.
Sending you a toothy grin, the shadow extended its clawed hand. Its claws dripping with some foreign liquid, turning on your heel you screamed, your cloak billowing out around you. Another fire appeared in the distance, you could see no dancing shadows around this one. You could only see the form of another small body that was staring into the fire. The shadow stopped following you once you were in the safety of the boy's fire.
Looking at you, the boys cold, and seemingly lifeless purple eyes stared back at you causing you to feel uncomfortable; you decided that you would take a seat next to the boy. His purple eyes following your ev
The Rise of Chaos Chapter 7 The WeddingThe Rise of Chaos Chapter 7 The Wedding3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 7: The Wedding
"You nervous?" asked SkyMint's stepmom, Jill Bean.
"Yeah and she's sad and wishes this wasn't happening." Midnight, SkyMint's stepsister, answered for her.
"Midnight! You promised not to read my mind!" said SkyMint angrily as she was putting her dress on.
"I didn't, you're just that easy to read Minty!"
It was an hour until the royal wedding was to start and SkyMint's bride's maids where mostly done getting dressed and where talking. SkyMint's dress was on and Rarity and Jill were doing her makeup.
Midnight and Missy were doing each other's makeup and hair. SkyMint's little half-sister, Julie Bean, was playing with the flowers she would soon be throwing down the aisle.
"Julie," SkyMint said to her, "please don't get any jelly beans in the flowers."
SkyMint knew her little sister well and knew she was already eating her favorite candy, losing some here and there.
"Sorry Minty." she replied with a giggle.
"Well Mackenzie, how do I look?" Discord asked his best man.
Team Gold Rush PMD written AppTeam Gold Rush PMD written App3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After trudging through the rain exhausted and tired Soup and Mutton approach the door of the Tao Village residence application office. They notice a piece of paper on the door threatening to flutter off as the wind blows harder and harder. It clearly states, back in 15 mins. "Shall we wait?" Asked Soup. "Have we any other choice?" Mutton retorted the best she could through chattering teeth. Thirty minutes had gone by annoyed Mutton resolved to kick the door down. Soup beat her to the door and was about to knock on it when suddenly the door opened and they host met them with a grin.
Come in, come in! My goodness, come in! I can't believe you've all been waiting outside in the rain all this time! You could have knocked earlier, you know!(You get the feeling he knew you were out here all along.. he opened that door way too quickly before you knocked)
Soup and Mutton , glance at one another then turn to look at their host with from underneath well-worn rain soaked parkas. "Well m
Top 10 Disney side-villainsLet's face it, there are a lot of top 10 Disney Villains lists out there, but what of the side villains, you know, the guys who don't get quite as much screentime/respect as the lead villains. Be them sidekicks or just one-shot villains who last a few minutes on screen, these guys don't get enough respect and I am here to change that with the top 10 best side-villains in Disney's animated features. Keep in mind this is my opinion and I'm only picking one per film:Top 10 Disney side-villains5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
10) Two Fingers from The Princess and the Frog- Okay, okay, I'm kinda cheating here as he's not technically a villain, but come on, this guy was the only cool one among the frog hunters. First of all, his speech consists of some rather devious muttering. Also, as the name implies, he only has two fingers on each hand and what lands him a place on this list is that he can hold not two, not ten but twelve knives with just his fingers. Did I mention he only has two on each hand? However, the reason he's so low is because s
This Art Is ShitIf I knew then what I knew now, maybe I might have appreciated my work a little more.This Art Is Shit4 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
I always used to compare myself to the other artists that I would see, artists much older than me, with the training and the experience I didn't have. It didn't seem to matter to me where they came from, just that they where good and I was not. If I had understood at the time that someday, with perseverance, study and practice that I too might be ask good as them, maybe I might have worked a little harder, studied a little more and not been so down on myself.
Now I look back on a lot of the artists who were my idols, megabytes worth of their art saved to my ancient drive in the basement for reference and inspiration. I realize, they really weren't that good. Some of them were actually quite bad. At any given time, if your art sucks to you or even thousands of other people, it is amazing to someone and you are inspiring someone else by sharing it with them.
If it seems like you are not improving at all
Piu AllegroPiu Allegro4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before the sun rose, Octavia was awake. In smaller, provincial towns like Ponyville, this fact would have aroused concern and confusion; in Canterlot, it was normal.
The ponies in the mares' dorms at the Celestian Music Conservatory always awoke early, because the more hours you practiced, the better you were. It had taken a great deal of practice for the ponies to achieve the level of skill they needed to audition for the conservatory. Once they were accepted, the hours they needed to practice increased exponentially. Their sacrifices came with great loss, but also with great gain - their student body was the finest in the entire realm, and it was said that even the legendary seaponies envied their exquisite music. They were the only outside group of musicians that Princess Celestia called upon for royal performances, and they were the only school from which she drew her official Court Musicians. When the Court Musicians could not perform, it was the students of the Celestian Music Co
Constructive Criticism"Tell me what you think."Constructive Criticism2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Of the poem?"
"No, of my face. Yes, the poem."
"I was going to say, because your face is just stupid."
"Very funny. Read."
"What did you think?"
"Why did you write this?"
"I wrote it for you."
"You make me self conscious when you say things like that."
"I'm not worth this you know."
"What does that mean?"
"I am half a girl, and I deserve half a poem."
"That is not true, and you still haven't told me what you really thought about it."
"It's as broken and complex and half hearted as a sad song about the way you feel ink trail between your fingers like it's blood. There is no reason for it, it's the kind of beautiful that is there just for being there. It happened, it's a moment in time forever frozen and to be remembered in a way that candles that burn in holy places should be. It's a forever, all by itself- Why are you looking at me like that?"
"Because you believe you deserve half a poem."
"I do. I am too damaged and broken an
Top 5 Anime villainsWhen we watch an anime, we always end up liking the villains more. Whether if it's because they're good looking, incredibly badass, or just downright hillarious, the villain always ends up getting the fangirls. Not that the hero doesn't get any love, but it seems the fandom always favors the villain. So, I'm going to do my top 5 favorite anime villains.Top 5 Anime villains4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, this list will contain spoilers. So, you were warned.
5. Maximillion Pegasus from "Yu-Gi-Oh!"- Now, despite the fact that he does have a freudian excuse, that still doesn't excuse the horrible things he's done. I mean, stealing souls is pretty much murder. The main reason I put Pegasus on here is just because of his childish behaviour. He rarely takes anything seriously, and has some of the most hillarious one-liners. I also love how flamboyant they made him sound (both English and Japanese). I guess he's kind of like a saner version of the Joker.
4. Jagi from "Fist of the North Star"- Out of all the FOTNS villains, he was the most
Hate Me [ England x Child!Reader ] 01England x Child!ReaderHate Me [ England x Child!Reader ] 012 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Throwing the things he was carrying in his arms at the front door, Arthur walked towards his living room. Lying down on the couch, his eyes drifted over to a small little fish bowl, inside the fish bowl a small face stared back at him, sadness imitating from the small body, the beginning of a new country, which had been left alone for an entire week.
Picking himself up from the couch, Arthur made his way towards the small bowl. He could see that water had pooling up in the small fish bowl. So (y_n) had been crying while he was gone? Once he'd stood right in front of your fish bowl, you threw your small hood over your head.
Hiding your brilliant (e_c) from him, the sharp stabbing pain of guilt stabbed at his heart. Leaning down to your level, Arthur gazed into the fish bowl; clear streaks of tears were falling from your eyes filling the bowl even more. Wanting to show you kindness, wanting to show you affection the English man had to
SynesthesiaI fell in love with a pianist's hands.Synesthesia3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
They danced across my skin in minuets, his fingers tripping cadenzas up and down my spine. He brushed sonatas through my hair and across my shoulders, pianissimo. I trembled beneath his trills. The primal, earnest rage of Bach swelled in hot crescendos along my throat, beneath my ribs, guided by his hands --- Mozart, coolly logical, raised goosebumps down my arms --- Chopin soothed the fire and finally calmed my hammering heart.
I fell in love with a pianist's hands, listening from the back of the coffee shop while my lungs fought for breath, making wishes until he was gone.
Top 10 Video Game VillainsYep, it's finally arrived--another top 10 list from me is here. And today, it's a very special one. I've recently paid tribute to the hottest video game women and the greatest characters in general, but today I'm going to be saluting the greatest video game villains of all time, at least in my opinion. What would video games be without villains? There's always gotta be someone to kidnap the princess, hold the world ransom, or just attempt to create planet-wide mayhem in general. And here's my list of the top 10 baddest bad guys in video games.Top 10 Video Game Villains6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Number 10: Only classic Spyro fans will remember this game, and that's a pity, because compared to the terrible Wii games nowadays, Spyro: Year of the Dragon is the SHIZNIT! The whole game is awesome, but it wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the fiendish sorceress known simply as--the Sorceress? What the hell? The least t
MagnetMagnet4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Touko idly stared out of the Ferris wheel carrier's window. Touya and Jessi, her companions were talking in the seat across from her. Everything would've been perfect if not for the empty seat next to her.
Cheren and Bianca were on the carrier below them, and as they ascended to the top, Touya noticed something. Someone was manifesting next to Touko in a green glow. And Touko was in a daze and depression to even notice it. A hand was beginning to appear on Touko's hand. Touya's eyes widened.
"Jessi. Hey Jessi." he hissed. Jessi turned.
"Look." Sure enough, when Jessi turned, she saw the manifestation becoming clearer. Green hair was beginning to grow on the head. A void cube appeared on its pants. The hand began to look more alive and fleshier.
"What the-?!" Jessi whispered anxiously. She spotted the Void Cube, and smiled.
My Top Ten Villains10: Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesMy Top Ten Villains4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
9: The Archdemon from Dragon Age Origins
8: M from Faust: Love of the Damned
7: Viktor from Underworld
6: Dr. Phillip Decker from Nightbreed
5: Emperor Doviculus from Brutal Legend
4: Damien from The Omen series( especially Omen 3)
3: Andrew Ryan from Bioshock
2: Onaga from Mortal Kombat Deception
1: Mahogany from Midnight Meat Train
Chaotic Order Chapter 1The power of harmony was coming back...Twilight felt all six of them rise from the ground as their elements glowed...Chaotic Order Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eyes flashing with pure magic, Twilight gazed at Discord as the rainbow of their friendship formed, looking like a powerful storm as it shot up into the sky. Oh, he looked so bored by all of this...Twilight wanted to speak out her annoyance for his failed surprise, but she was sure he would give one as soon as they finished with him.
Finally, the rainbow arched and headed straight at him, and Twilight could finally see a look of shock in his mismatched pupils.
The unicorn smiled. This was just like how they stopped Nightmare Moon before converting her back into Princess Luna. The same rainbow, the same results. All Twilight needed to think of now was how she and her friends were going to speak to Discord once he was weakened. Well, SHE would do the talking; Rainbow Dash just wanted to beat him up.
Finally, the impact of the rainbow nearly ripped Disc
Top 10 Anime VillainsAdmit it--you were all waiting for it. Here comes the top 10 anime villains--from the comical to the badass to the just plain WHOA. It may be hard to believe, but this list was harder than ANY of the others to put in the right order. That said, let's get on with it.Top 10 Anime Villains7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Number 10--At the end of Season 1 of Rave Master, Haru Glory and his trusty sidekick Plue the Rave Bearer took on the evil King--yeah, that's what they called him--and this big, climactic battle was exactly how I expected Rave Master to go. King is one of the most badass-looking villains on this list, and his evil black sword has power that rivals that of the Decaforce Sword. The reason he got kicked so far down this list? Well, fighting him was supposed to save everyone, but instead Haru's father died anyway. So the fight was all for nothing. Well, other than the fact that Let, the Dragon Warrior that was originally part of