Data Crunch600 wordsData Crunch5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
What excitement did he have to offer the Autobot cause?
With some funky music supplied by Jazz, a hot drink nearby, and a tidy pile of his brothers' science notes, Lightspeed felt that he was all set and ready to go.
Doing the Cybertronian version of paperwork back at base while everyone else was about to head out on another mission. Without him. Again. Lightspeed faked being unconcerned as his eldest brother Scattershot tried to make him feel good about being left behind.
" not as if we don't want you with us out in the field." Scattershot was saying as he stood with one hand on Lightspeed's shoulder.
"It's ok." Lightspeed interrupted in a voice that sounded far more cheerful then he felt. But regardless of how he felt Lightspeed knew that he was not being ditched. By the time his brothers returned from this latest mission he, Lightspeed, would have all of the data from the previous mission ready to be presented to the Autobot brass.
Drive"You ready to go?"Drive4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It's with sodden hands and soaked-through boots that he climbs into the back of the faded old pickup. Red paint's peeling off everywhere, but he barely cares. Bullet holes and scattershot clusters show every few feet, but he still loves his ride. Despite the shattered world and slightly shattered rear-view mirror, it still takes him places.
He's got a gruff voice; his baritone erupts from his throat like gunfire or gravel across a chipped highway. Torn rubber boots slosh in the highway's broken shoulder. A burning wind catches his hair, runs through his stubble and down his open shirt. Runoff from the road splashes his faded jeans.
His coat whips in the wind, green and patched more times than he can count on his fingers. At least he has all of them; staying intact is an odd bonus in his line of work. The tools of his trade click and shift in their holsters just above h
Twilight's Ascension (Collab with The Agile Dash)Twilight's Ascension (Collab with The Agile Dash)4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Was this going to be the end of everything? The end of her homeland? Of everything she knew and loved and cared about?
Twilight Sparkle sat in front of the large monument to Luna and stared up at the tribute to the fallen princess of the night. Her death had come as a shock to everyone, even now the details were kept secret from the rest of the world. Only the royal family knew the truth. Knew of her weakening, how the nightmare from so long ago had threatened to return and overwhelm the princess and how Luna had sacrificed herself to keep it from happening. No pony knew about how the elements had no effect this time, in keeping the darkness from Luna's soul. The public simply believed she had grown ill.
Celestia was once again taking care of both day and night as she had before when Nightmare Moon was imprisoned, but back then she had something to look forward to. She knew Nightmare Moon would be free one day, had prepared to cleanse her sister of darkness. Now, there was no pony to c
Limbo (a.k.a. Poems from Work)I.Limbo (a.k.a. Poems from Work)3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The machine's being stupid
and her card isn't working,
but he's heard it all before.
He's the kind of man
who expects hurricanes;
he sees the waves
rocketing towards him
and doesn't move a muscle
His mind is a prison
and his eyes are on the bars.
They can't keep him here,
So he throws himself
against the cage,
knowing that one day
it must break.
She's so young, barely an adult.
Her back bends and aches,
and he hates how her shins
creak and wobble
when she tries to walk.
those green slips of paper
as if they were his children:
numbered, ordered, stacked,
She lacks experience, they claim.
"Here, let me set you straight "
and then they all point
in different directions
and tell her to get lost.
He sits, pleading
with his reflection in the window.
Wracked with doubt,
or is it guilt?
(She's not a traitor,
but he can't know for sure)
He's not allowed to dwell;
there's passion fruit to sell.
Can Christians Like Dragons?In other words, can a Christian morally have a love for dragons? The logic behind the question is that dragons by Biblical standards seem to be evil creatures. Therefore it should be incompatible to follow Jesus Christ and love dragons at the same time, right? This is what I've been accused of many times, being a firm holder to Truth yet having a soft spot for dragons. I would like to answer in detail these accusations, thus the reason for this article.Can Christians Like Dragons?6 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Let us look at dragons from every angle, starting with what The Sacred Scriptures say. In The Holy Bible the Hebrew word used for dragon(s) is 'tanniyn' and shows up 29 times in The Old Testament. But, do note that dragons are not always referred to under that word in Scripture, so the count is higher. I've divided these verses up into groups, mainly general and specific cases.
**Dragons in general
--in The Bible we see that dragons are often used by God as curses. Examples are the Babylonian Empire (Isaiah 1
Monster -- scene prototype Liza Provita weaved her way through the forest, drenched. Having been left behind by her relatives in their rush for cover, she was only a little bit lost, a situation aggravated by the worsening weather. But it wouldn't be dark for several hours, and she knew the manor couldn't be far. So she pushed on.Monster -- scene prototype4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With an exasperated sigh, she bunched up her infinite skirts in her fistsonce pale-blue, now muddy-brownas she tromped through the mud and the rain in a most unladylike fashion. She herself couldn't care less about what she looked like, her thoughts more preoccupied with the current task of getting home. But she could imagine even now the acute displeasure that would be her Aunt Yvette's. She envisioned the tall, bony woman in her mind's eye, saw her thin, painted lips puckering as they always did whenever things were not going to her liking. Liza, she would scold, her eight-or-so layers of skirts forcing Li
Burn the BibleBurn the Bible11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Burn the Bible
Curse the Koran
Fuck the Flag
All flags, All these
Fuck your 'ism, schisms, and the horse you rode in on
Fuck the homophobe Pope,
and the shadow of the Constantine's cult
A merchant in Mecca hates his wife,
Gets divine revolutions from heat stroke divination
For the god given grace to keep his women at bay
Practices polygamy, kills the pagans for heresy
And now they're strapping bombs to their cocks
For heaven's whore house
The Bastard of Bethlehem
Burden by being a son of a women
Makes the myth his own
and teaches us all to hurt no one
burning witches, Jews and Gnostics at stake
are proof we never got the message straight
Have no presidency
Have no government
Yes, be an army of one, a nation of one, one in communion with all humanity
Collide Mars and Venus
Close generation gap
Include a right-armed albino lesbian Eskimo
into the left-armed albino lesbian Eskimo club
for the sake of nothing sacred
A sad love storyI screamed for someone to call 911 as I frantically held him in my arms on the ground. My hands were bloody from trying to stop the bleeding with my shirt. I felt him shivering so I held him tighter and told him he will be okay. His eyes were only half open when I kissed him on his lips. I could feel a strong influx of tears pouring down my face as I held him as close as possible. When I kissed him I tasted a mixture of my tears and his saliva. Then all of a sudden he stopped shivering......A sad love story8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
I look at the framed origami heart and its like I could still feel his presence. I remember attending the local college in the fall semester. I had just graduated from high school so I was a bit new to the world. On the first day, I learned no one was there to make friends. They were there to just get there education and get the hell out of there. It was not like high school at all where everyone socialized and had cliques. You did not have to be there if you did not want to.
This was a big c
AnnieThere was this old woman who used to live under the bridge across the street from my building. She smoked like a chimney, and spent all of the money she got on cigarettes, so we'd all take turns bringing her coffee and bagels, or a sandwich, or spaghetti or something. She never talked to anyone. I think she was mute. I think she had Tourette's, too, because she had this funny little twitchy thing going on all the time, and she would make weird noises that weren't actually words.Annie5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
And she was an artist. She made these fun sculptures out of clothes hangers and things she found in the dumpster. She would build them overnight, then after a couple of days they'd disappear. I don't know whether the city came and picked them up, or she took them somewhere or what.
And then she died. I wasn't the one who found her. It was Shane From Upstairs who was taking her a plate of leftover barbecue and saw that fuck, she's not moving. And he put down the plate and rolled her over, and sure enough, she wa
Important BookThe torn page destroyed the ending.Important Book5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Welcome to the Dark Woods, MissIt's so much fun!Welcome to the Dark Woods, Miss4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Their solemn grins hung over the crowd, showing the deepest pain.
I want to die.
"Welcome to our circus," the deformed one fell to the ground. "Tonight, who would like to see the display the fright of these horrid beings?"
Get me out of here, please.
Voices echoed through the crowd. Chanting ceased when the ringmaster held up her hand. "It is time to begin," she cleared her throat. "Oh, the deformity!"
Slowly, a tiny girl, no more than sixteen, made her way down the street. A basket of treats bobbed in the clutches of her left arm, hopeful and just asking to be eaten.
"No nonsense," she spoke. "No eating treats, they're for Meito." The girl was cross with herself. She had no willpower, how was she to travel to the city and walk back to her humble home in the outskirts without sneaking a tempting bite of a chocolate-coated apple? Her short brown hair fell in front of her face. Almond brown, her mother would state. Chocolate, her fath
Viper's Fury - Chapter 1Viper's Fury - Chapter 15 years ago in Settings More Like This
U.S. Interstellar Marine Corps, Forward Operating Installation SMMC Micheal P. Barrett
Interstellar War I, Argo-Vela Constellation Combat Zone - "Op. Untamed Fury", Vibora Report
Interview with Capt. Jamie Pearson, Staff Sgt. Larry Jones, PO1-SWO Gordon Boudreaux
Reporter - Craig Freeman, CNN-BBC News Affiliate
Recorded Data Archives, 2095.11.10, Nova-VII
Three Naval Infantry soldiers, two Marines and a Navy SEAL, walked the United States Interstellar Marine Corps, FOI SMMC Michael P. Barrett Walk of Remembrance. I quietly followed their march around the barracks, through the fields and onto the shiny black deck where memorials were placed for Marines both missing- and killed-in-action during the First Interstellar War.
Around the base, groups of recruits were being run right into the ground by their drill instructors as they chanted cadences from the Marine Corps years' past. The drill instructors barked the cadence lines and recruits sung along.
"A-lo right, a-lo right la
RematchRematch3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: One Month
The Training Room
The sound of metal being crushed, torn to shreds by an angry emerald-skinned giant, who decided to vent his rage, echoes throughout the entire room. A thunderous roar soon follows as the Green Goliath lashes out against the remaining obstacles that dared to assault him. In a matter of minutes everything is destroyed, leaving nothing but carnage and destruction in his wake.
JARVIS' announcement goes seemingly unnoticed by the Hulk, blocked out by his breathing and the savage rage that threatened to consume his mind. He stands motionless, unmoving from the very spot where he terminated the remaining obstacles. Then he heard the sound of hands clapping together, which immediately causes him to turn in the direction that the sound originated f
The Tragic Story of Betty, Bruce, and The HulkThe Tragic Story of Betty, Bruce, and The Hulk4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: One Month
The Tragic Story of Betty, Bruce, and The Hulk
The Living/Lounge Room
Janet was talking on her cellphone, sprawled out on the couch watching cartoons, seemingly unaware of Shego's approach. Without so much as a brief greeting, Shego rested herself on the couch beside Janet. It was when Shego turned her attention towards Janet did the cheerful brunette take notice, a warm and friendly smile gracing her lovely features, but this did nothing to change Shego's emotionless expression. It was then that a hint of concern appeared on Janet's visage, causing her gently to bite her lip as she decided to end her conversation with Carol, who was still vacationing in Florida.
"Hey, Carol, I'll have to call you back, okay?", Janet responded to her friend on the phone, getting an immediate response from Carol.
"Yeah, Sheena needs someone to talk to.", Janet replied after releasing a light sigh.
"I don't know, Carol. You'll have to ask her that yourself when
The Villainess, The Physicist, and The Man-MonsterThe Villainess, The Physicist, and The Man-Monster4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Villainess, The Physicist... and The Man-Monster!
I am the only girl out of five siblings.
I was only sixteen years old when I lost my parents.
They were billionaire philanthropists, owned and ran multiple organizations around the world.
They were both killed in an accident.
Not much was revealed, other than that their plane exploded, most likely from a terrorist attack... or an assassination that was planned for them from the beginning.
Their death was a blow that I could barely withstand.
Somehow I managed to keep going.
It hurt me more than most realize, but then again, I never told anyone of how I felt.
It wasn't long after that traumatic event in my life that I and my brothers obtained powers from a comet.
I was already made an outcast in school long before gaining the abilitity to unleash fier
ASKtheARTIST InterviewASKtheARTIST Interview3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with algenpfleger
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *algenpfleger, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, algenpfleger.
*quietly sits down and sips on a mysterious beverage
WAIT ARE WE DOING THIS OR WHAT
*Vellez asks "What is your creative process? Do you just research and then begin drawing when you get an assignment, or do you mull it over a bit?"
Hmm it usually starts with me getting the assignment since I spend my freetime drawing other things mostly (these days at least). As soon as I know what the client wants, I leave it alone for a couple of days and wait for ideas to sprout in my head. The rest is just craftsmanship, you know, drawing the stuff and everything. The real work is done as soon as I put down the thumbnail sketch.
~smarff asks "How saturated do you think the illustra
Shades of Green: Heart of the Monster- Chapter 2Shades of Green: Heart of the Monster- Chapter 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: Heart of the Monster
Chapter Two- Love and Family
The Training Room
Bolts of emerald plasma energy smash into the surroundings, their explosive force melting steel and creating smoke and sending chunks of debris through the air. A massive form rushes out from the smoke, the most powerful being on the entire planet, the Gamma Goliath known as the Incredible Hulk! Unleashing a thunderous roar, his green eyes filled with rage, the Hulk charges towards his attacker. However, this attacker was actually his sparring partner, the one being that he treasured more than life itself, Sheena Elizabeth Goh... otherwise known by the name of Shego.
Shego stood her ground, waiting for the Hulk to come close enough for her to strike! Moving at a speed that seemed almost unnaturally superhuman, Shego effortless
Shades of Green- Chapter 14Shades of Green- Chapter 145 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
A Woman ThingI was happy all day,A Woman Thing3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Till I got home,
And something went wrong,
And now I just want to cry to cry,
Men never understand,
How crying helps women feel better,
So tonight I will cry my heart out,
I will feel better,
And go on like nothing ever happen.
RevisionRevisionRevision6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Maths equations dribbling off the page,
History numbers and dates leaking out of my ears,
And sinking into the green carpet
That is all ready littered with chemistry formulas.
Mixing with other biology questions laid on the floor.
Drama and English essays mixing in a massive swirl
Of black, odd writing with spaces that are too big.
The bible in the corner slowing munches on physics theories,
Disintergrating the ideas of scientists with teeth made of Creation stories.
Spanish verbs on the walls swirl across the blue walls of my room,
Making the mirror and pictures shake in fear of pending exams.
The computer desk is a lonely oasis of calm
Where stories of dragons and witches sit, waiting to be written.
The blue memory stick intertwines itself with the machine,
Feeding it information about my life, my stories, my secrets,
That it overhears while hiding itself in my school bag.
The computer, a small, square, fat desktop sits smiling
At me, still off, but knowing that as so
Xellepohexiv (english)Xellepohexiv (english)4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
THIS IS INSPIRED IN THE IMAGE MULTIVERSE 9561 BY SDELRUSSI, THANK YOU A LOT.
The original version is in spanish→ here. Spanish version without the footnotes is in my blog→ here.La versión original es en español→ aquí. Existe una versión en español sin notas al pie en mi blog→ aquí.
So, if you see some wrong phrases PLEASE TELL ME.
SORRY ABOUT SO LONG FOOTNOTES, BUT I THINK IT WAS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTANT FULLY THE STORY. RECOMMENDED DOUBLE LECTURE, ONE FOLLOWING THE NOTES
101 Reasons... George Takei1: George Takei built a homemade Large Hadron Collider under Hollywood 20 years ago in an attempt to combine a satsuma and a malteaser.101 Reasons... George Takei6 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
2: George Takei can impregnate a women just by looking at her and laughing.
3: George Takei gets rid of 100% of all household stains.
4: George Takei beat Chuck Norris in a best of three fight, in the first round he bitch-slappped Norris once then laughed at him, scoring two rounds in one.
5: The sound of one hand clapping is the sound of George Takei's laugh.
6: In the beginning was the word, and the word was "Oh My..."
7: George Takei has a level 99 Samurai Ninja on Final Fantasy XI, his sheer awesomeness broke through the 75 level cap.
8: George Takei studied Major Ass-Whupping at Gunnawup U.
9: If George Takei asks you had better damn tell...
10: George Takei is the reason the Neverending Story ended.
11: If George Takei falls over in a wood and there's nobody there, everyone hears it.
12: George Takei tried to clone himself in order to create mino
The Green ScarThe Green Scar3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Green Scar
My Friend, My Love
I've known you for many years.
In short, I've known you for a long time.
When I needed a friend...
When I needed someone to love me, to accept me for everything that I am without judgement...
When I needed someone to save me, to protect me from harm...
You were always there for me.
Both of you were.
It had been months since we last met.
I went out to find you, searching the entire globe.
Then I discovered what happened to you.
Dr. Stephen Strange.
A group of heroes otherwise known as the Illuminati.
After I found out what they've done to you, I wanted to kill them all.
They took from me my closest friend.
They took away the only man I ever really loved and cared about.
I wished I could've stopped them.
I would've done anything to save you.