THE CROWGlistening feathers,
Blacker than the darkest night
A specter weaving through the clouds
Majestic is his flight
Piercing eyes reach into my soul
From the netherworld he will come
When I am no longer whole
Spawned from the magick of old
In a lingering mist he waits
Cast in velvet shadows so cold
Roses fall upon my grave
Talons clasp my fading spirit
A fallen love will he save
Shrieks echo across a leaden sky
Life descends to the arms of death
Scarlet tears begin to fly
Memories my heart cannot sever
Broken dreams whisper —
real love is forever
— Arthur Crow © 2012
Portal meme 001 NAMEPortal memesPortal meme 001 NAME3 years ago in Humor More Like This
GLaDOS was awoken. She didn't feel any new cores. Than again, she felt no cores. Wait the hell had these feeble minded humans done to her this time. She looked around the room panicked, wanting answers. When she looked down, she saw the only scientist she was on good terms with, Doug. What was next to him sent her into a state of shock. "OH MY GOD! WHAT IS THAT CREATURE! HOW THE HELL DID IT GET IN HERE!? ITS... its... hideous..."She said cowering her chassis as far as it would allow.
Doug explained; "GLaDOS, this is a dog." He was a large one, but Young, and very playful. He sat there looking at GLaDOS, shedding a bit on the floor. "While, your cores are being uncorrupted, and we didn't have the budget to build new ones, we decided to get you a dog instead."
"HA! and you thought that mess would keep me from,- wait. where did it go. She looked around, until it seemed she was just spinning out of control. Eventually, after a minute of her panic, and a couple chuck
Kuro - Too much Red, Ch. 12Grell could hardly believe what was happening. Just a moment ago he was lying down patiently, waiting for death to come to him. But now, he was with William and Ronald, and a chance of his survival was present. It should have been a good thing; he should have been grateful for it. Then why did his heart feel heavy as the events unfolded before him?Kuro - Too much Red, Ch. 123 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Before that demon comes back and does more damage," William began, unravelling the bandage, "go to the dispatch, Ronald. Alert the infirmary that Grell Sutcliff will be coming soon, and they best be ready when he does. The wound's deep. Also, take his scythe with you."
"O-Of course, sir," Ronald replied, standing. He gripped the scythe, surprised at how heavy it was. How on Earth was Grell able to use it? "I'll be as quick as I can."
"Excellent," William stated, not looking up.
Ronald left, and William continued to work. He placed his arm under Grell's back and raised him before discarding his vest and jacket. Unbuttoning the
Kuro - Too much Red, Ch. 3The Phantomhive manor was a somewhat empty place at night.Kuro - Too much Red, Ch. 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
During the day it was full of possible business partners, as well as servants running around frantically to get the day's jobs finished. However, at night all was silent, save for the occasional sounds coming from the kitchen when Sebastian was usually preparing for the next day. So this particular night would seem to bare no exception; if it were a normal night.
Ciel had retired for the night long ago, and the servants had just finished up their jobs as well. The only one awake in the Phantomhive manor was Sebastian Michaelis, and by looking at the situation he was in, it was clear that he wouldn't be going to sleep any time soon. Not that he really needed it.
Grell's condition hadn't improved, but on the plus-side, it hadn't gotten any worse either. Sebastian had been carefully monitoring the reaper ever since their arrival back at the manor, and he couldn't say whether he would live through it or not. The amount of blood he'
AlwaysShe look down at the water, one of the only things that reminded her of him. Annabeth came to the dock almost everyday to be reminded of Percy. hey were seperated like this during the school year, but they always knew if the other was okay. Now, Annabeth had no idea. She saw him in a dream a few days ago but she wasn't sure if it was real or just that, a dream. As much as she wanted Leo to finish the Argo ll, she also had her doubts. 'What if doesn't remember me, or has turned Roman?', Annabeth always asked herself. Those thoughts got pushed aside a little when she was over at Sally's house a few days ago and heard Percy's message. Even though it was staticy and was kind of hard to hear, the girls played it over and over again until they had it memerized. It was so nice to hear is voice again, even with all of the static. Now Annabeth had the whole message memorized so she could hear is voice again when ever she wanted to. She would never get tired of it. The little bit of doubt was stAlways2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Mark of Athena Chapter VIIChapter 7,The Mark of Athena Chapter VII2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jason was quite embarrassed by yesterday's events, so much so that he had hidden himself away from everyone else in his cabin until lunch. He still couldn't get over the fact that Percy had beaten him so badly and left him stuck on the floor, unable to even move, let alone fight back. Jason actually thought that would be his and Pipers last moments before Percy had completely wiped them from the Earth. And that's still not forgetting about Leo, he would have been long gone if Piper hadn't stepped up.
Piper. She seriously needs to learn what is too much. She obviously got the message that Jason didn't want to speak to her by not returning to his cabin at night, she went to sleep with the Fifth Cohort instead. Her little trick could have destroyed the city as well as the three of them.
Although Jason now had even more respect for Annabeth. When Percy was raging then Jason has thought it was all over
Kuro - Too much Red, Ch. 1"Young master."Kuro - Too much Red, Ch. 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ciel Phantomhive's eyes shot open immediately, observing the scene around him with curiosity before letting out a loud sigh. Closing them again, he tried to remember the dream he had been having before he was awoken. It was a strange one at that somehow he'd felt trapped, almost as if he was in a small confined space for a long period of time. He shook his head, trying to relieve himself from the drowsiness. No, he was just being naïve. Just because it wasn't the first time he'd had the dream, it didn't make it have any meaning.
Watching him from the doorway was his butler. Dressed in the same attire as usual, he looked at the young Earl with something that an outsider would have taken as concern. But Ciel knew him better than that.
Sebastian Michaelis only cared about one thing; his young master's soul. It was the reason the demon was standing there on that day, playing the role of the superb butler.
"I'm terribly sorry to wake you, master, but a letter came
Artistic Expression - Chapter 1Chapter 1: The DescentArtistic Expression - Chapter 12 years ago in Horror More Like This
Toby turned in the direction of the woman's voice, his smile widening. "Hey! You're Mangaminx; I thought I recognized your voice!"
Michelle nodded sheepishly in response. "And you're Toby Turner. Pleased to meet you in person what's everyone doing here anyway? Is this some kind of convention?"
"Not that I know of," Toby frowned as he glanced at the other gamers talking quietly amongst themselves. "I just got a brochure of this art gallery in the mail and thought it would be fun."
"I got the same brochure!" she reached into her coat pocket and pulled out the ticket, looking over it carefully. There's no way this is just a coincidence
"Hey there!" a familiar and friendly voice rattled Michelle from her thoughts. It was Cry, dressed in a plain light blue t-shirt and wearing a white mask identical to his mascot online. "You must be Miss Minx."
"What? Mangaminx is here?" Pewdie rushed up to them, dressed in a plaid green button-up shirt a
Lost in the Winds: Chapter 4: ContemplationsSummary: The School is a place that performs illegal human experiments and now they have taken an interest in demigods. Specifically, Percy Jackson. After the Titan War, Percy finds himself trapped in this seriously messed-up world. How will he escape?... especially when he can't remember anything, even his own name...Lost in the Winds: Chapter 4: Contemplations3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Disclaimer: I own neither Percy Jackson nor Maximum Ride.
Chapter 4 - A Lost Life
The boy was asleep. Raven could tell by the slow rise and fall of his chest.
She studied him for a moment. He was pretty cute if you took away the multiple bruises that littered his body. Asleep, his face looked calm and peaceful. His body spoke of good training and rough work-outs. The dark, wispy hair fell over his face, giving him a boyish look.
The feature that intrigued Raven the most were his sea-green eyes. They were the first bit of color Raven had seen in a while. Raven was sure they would be even more beautiful if the boy smiled. They reminded her of the many trips
PJatO - Chapter 4: RheaBig, blue eyes regard me thoughtfully.PJatO - Chapter 4: Rhea2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Are you a goddess?" She asks at last, suspicion peaking the edge of her voice.
"A goddess?" I repeat, slightly taken aback. Then understanding dawns. "Oh! No. Nope. One hundred percent homegrown demigod right here,"
The new girl Keenan, she said her name was considers this for a moment. "But isn't Rhea a goddess?"
"Titan," I correct gently. "But not the evil variety,"
"But doesn't she mind? That you were named after her, I mean?"
"Not really," I'd never really thought about it. "She's kind of removed from demigod affairs. Anyway, it's really a tribute to Hera. Rhea is an anagram of Hera. Or actually vice versa. My mom's really family orientedworships Hera and Vesta,"
"Vesta is the Roman aspect of Hestia, the goddess of the hearth," I explain patiently. I don't mind answering her questions. She's obviously new, totally green as grass, and that can be kinda scary if you're not prepared. And anyway, I have to wait f
PJatO - Chapter 5: RheaKeenan's trying very hard not to stare. But, as I'd seen before, she's not any great shakes at hiding her feelings, and right now, it's easy to see the sheer wonder and disbelief, plain as day on her face. I grin, feeling a swell of pride.PJatO - Chapter 5: Rhea2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I've been going to camp since I was ten, and I love this place more than anything. I've noticed, though, that after a few years at camp, you become somewhat jaded. Nothing surprises you anymore. Not the climbing wall complete with actual lava that'll melt the flesh from your bones if you don't climb fast enough, not the pegasi in their stables or Argus, our hundred-eyed security guard, not the nymphs or satyrs or Chiron, nothing. So to see someone as new and unprepared as Keenan is a delight. Her eyes are wide, the same raw blue as the summer sky. She's absolutely enchanted.
I'm actually trying not to stare myself, but not at what's around me. Like I said, the older campers treat the magic around them as yesterday's news. No, it's Keenan I keep looki
PJatO - Chapter 8: KeenanI learn, after that first day, that camp is mostly composed of routine. We're up around eight o'clock, which really isn't so bad since we're all in bed by ten the night before. Now, I can't in good conscience say that the Hermes cabin is asleep by ten, but that's a different matter entirely. Much to my surprise, I find I actually like the children of Hermes. Most of them are kind of goofy and wickedly mischievous in a way that can only come from their father's side of the family.PJatO - Chapter 8: Keenan2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And if they're a bit roguish, Kaya might as well be the high queen of misrule. She leads her cabin on most of their escapades and staunchly defends them against Chiron's disapproval when I should really say if they get caught.
Still, there's a small, lonely part of me that knows I don't belong in their revelry. Not really. Oh, they take me along and teach me some basic pranks, but it definitely takes a lot of cajoling, and I always feel a pang of guilt for the victim of o
PJatO - Chapter 3: KeenanMy last few days in DC are a blur of activity as my friends and I try to pack as much summer into four days as humanly possible. We go to the zoo and the to the movies. We go to a quarry to swim, to the beach to roast in the summer sun. I even drag my friends to the Smithsonian, anxious to get one last glimpse of everything that was normal and thoroughly mortal to me.PJatO - Chapter 3: Keenan2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I've always loved the Natural History Museum. It has a particular smell, like old leather and cold marble, which I have always associated with the concept of history. I've never seen the museum completely empty, either. It's always filled with tourists or school groups or folks who live in the area, like my dad and me, and their shouts and whispers carry through the halls, echoing and sussurating, like the rustling of leaves. It's my favorite place in the whole city.
When I was younger, I would pester my dad into taking me to the museum almost every weekend. He would almost invariably give in, even though it generally mea
PJatO - Chapter 7: KeenanAs it turns out, the cabins are the cluster of mismatched buildings just outside the armory. The homely looking house I'd seen covered in flowers and a roof of actual grass is Demeter's cabin. The one that looked like some sort of small temple is Hera's, which is where Rhea lives. I'm assigned a bunk in the Hermes cabin, a large, worn-looking building with chipped paint and a caduceus hanging over the front door. Because Hermes is the god of travelers, there are always extra bunks available for unclaimed demigods, Rhea explains.PJatO - Chapter 7: Keenan2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"But I'm sure you'll be claimed soon," she rests a comforting hand on my shoulder. "It's the rules now. All godly parents have to claim their own or sponsor a child of a demigod,"
Whenever I think of being claimed, a small sliver of anxiety twists through me. I fervently hope that my celestial ancestry comes by way of a demigod, just like Rhea. There would be something comforting about being the child of two people who either didn't want me or couldn't raise me
PJatO - Chapter 10: KayaI can see the silvery line of the creek as it snakes its way through a break in the trees just ahead. Beyond it lies enemy territory, the flag, and Lena.PJatO - Chapter 10: Kaya2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yeah, I know hershe'll want to see to the defense of the flag herself, probably relying on the Athena kids to slip past my own defenses, or maybe sending the Ares kids to punch through with brute strength. Still, I'm confident that it's nothing Rhea and Mark can't handle.
I sink into a crouch behind the scrubby brush that lines the edge of the trees. This is always a tricky part. A bare no-man's land stretches for a few yards on either side of the creek. It doesn't seem like much, but spending even a moment in the open runs the risk of discovery. I know Lena will have posted sentries along the boundary, but either they've hidden themselves very well or we've gotten lucky and this particular stretch is unguarded.
I hear a slight rustle of foliage behind me, but I know it's the rest of my squad coming up to flank me. I raise my le
Take Me Out To The Ball Game!"Gosh, Percy. Where are you taking me?" Annabeth said, slightly frustrated. Percy smiled at her, holding her hand tightly, guiding her to stand from his car.Take Me Out To The Ball Game!2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Just a little bit further." He said quietly, trying to suppress his laughter at how she looked in a blindfold.
"Is this where you lead me into a gigantic prank or something? Am I about to get hit with a bucket of water or something?" She asked, reaching for her blindfold. Percy quickly stopped her. "Come on, Percy. I love spending time with you, but my mom is going to be furious if I don't make some more progress on the designs for Mount Olympus."
"Not yet!" He said with a laugh. She sighed in frustration. Percy looked up then took her shoulders, pointing her forward. He stood behind her and then carefully untied the blindfold. She pulled it away just as he held two main box tickets right in front of her. She looked at the tickets then gasped at the stadium, taking the tickets.
"Percy!" She said, turning around with a smile. "The
Promises Percy was scared. Tartarus was worse than anything that he has ever faced. The minitaur might as well been a puppy, and Kronos, he was child's play in comparison. And what made it worse was that Annabeth was in constant danger. She had no means of protecting herself (she lost her dagger during the fall), and her broken ankle rendered her almost incapable of movement.Promises2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What Percy worried most about was losing Annabeth. He made sure he was always close to her, whether he was carrying her, or holding her hand. Percy knew that letting go would mean death, or worse, insanity, for Annabeth was what kept him going. And he never let go, he couldn't let go.
When they approached the doors, a rush of adrenaline came over Percy. They were almost out. He shared a smile with Annabeth, and pulled her close, "I will never let go," he promised.
Sally was anxious. First Percy was missing, and that broke her heart. Then, ei
Lost in the Winds: Chapter 3: NameSummary: The School is a place that performs illegal human experiments and now they have taken an interest in demigods. Specifically, Percy Jackson. After the Titan War, Percy finds himself trapped in this seriously messed-up world. How will he escape?... especially when he can't remember anything, even his own name...Lost in the Winds: Chapter 3: Name3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A/N: Okay, so here is a little explanation for this chapter for all of you who are reading this (and thank you very much by the way). I had originally planned for the Maximum Ride flock to be in this story, but I can't, sorry. The reason being is that there are too many characters for me to keep track of and I don't want to seriously mess up their personalities or something. Instead, I created an OC. Her story is similar, yet different from the MR kids. You will see her story and personality develop throughout the story. In this chapter, I intentionally left her character a little vague so that you got to know her slowing along with Percy.
Hope you all enjoy t
The Devil, HimselfAnd it may have been said that her hair was redThe Devil, Himself4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And her lips from the devil himself:
And wherever she went, the devil she sent
To a murder of rich, bloody wealth.
His blood sings in exultant prayer at the moment she plunges the blade in and he comes to her. He whispers sweetly, tasting the blood and the wave of perversion rolling off her. This is the first time, he face a mask of fear at his discovery, but swiftly, her hands clasped with his as she stands, a tiny figure in bloody clothes, shoes spattered; delicate and deadly, and he realises this is what he wants to be. Everything he has ever wanted is right here in front of him, and it makes him hungrier than he has ever known.
It was she who first taught him that beauty, whilst not being a solely female trait, is a wholly human trait. In order to find it, he would have to humanize himself, accept their definitions of beauty, their narrow little horizons about the ideas of life and de
Kuro - Too much Red, Ch 11Grell could think of nothing as he sprinted across the landscape, aware that he was closely followed by Sebastian. He didn't have to look back to know that the demon was out to kill, but it scared him. It was literally a life or death situation; one wrong move and he'd be gone. But he couldn't run forever, especially not with the wound becoming more painful with each step he took. How much longer would he last? He needed to get somewhere safe.Kuro - Too much Red, Ch 113 years ago in Romance More Like This
"The Reaper Realm," he muttered, forcing himself to pick up the pace a little more. It wouldn't take too long to get there, the only problem was if Sebastian caught him beforehand. He began to feel the human world slip out from around him as he concentrated, losing sight of it. He was so close; he could almost see the dispatch building in front of him. He was only a moment away from getting there when he lost view of his surroundings too much; he didn't notice the sharp drop of the land he was running on. With a yelp, it caused him to slip, break
PJatO - Chapter 11: KeenanI come to by degrees.PJatO - Chapter 11: Keenan2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
An oddly damp hand ruffles through my hair, probing gently. A throaty sort of grunt sounds next to my ear, and a wave of warm, moist air washes over me, carrying with it a thick, musty scent, like loam and sweet grass with something sharp and wild underneath.
I open my eyes.
And find myself staring down the length of a smooth muzzle into two huge, black eyes set in a wide, furry face.
With a shriek, I flinch away, scrambling backwards on my elbows as fast as I can. The sudden movement makes me dizzy, and I'm practically sick with the adrenaline that's suddenly coursing through me, making my heart beat so quickly I'm surprised it doesn't batter through my ribs.
It's a bear.
A godsdamn bear.
My brain kicks into overdrive. I've seen the stuffed grizzly in the Smithsonian hundreds of times, but I can't call the informational plaque to mind. Ursus something something. Am I supposed to play dead? Did the Smithsonian plaque even say anything about that? Pre
The Mark of Athena chapter 8FRANK'S POVThe Mark of Athena chapter 82 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Everyone was sad that Annabeth was gone. I hadn't known her, but seeing how everyone else liked her, including Hazel, I liked her too. And the way she and Percy had been in love I had felt so happy for him. And Annabeth obviously loved him too. You could see it in the way she looked at him and how she lightened up when her eyes caught sight of Percy.
But I couldn't shake off the feeling that she had been hiding something. She had smiled and then suddenly stopped as if she remembered something that made her sad and worried. I don't think anyone else had noticed so maybe that was her normal behavior, but I had.
Hazel sat next to Percy and tried to comfort him, but to no use.
The girl named Piper leaned down to Percy and made sure he was listening to her.
"She looked for you for months. She didn't sleep the first days, worried sick of where you might be. She needed you, like you need her, but listen to me." She stopped and waited for Percy to look up at her.
"You need to pull
PJatO - Chapter 9: KayaBreathePJatO - Chapter 9: Kaya2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I break into a run.
The Hermes banner, all bright white silk bearing a caduceus picked out in emerald thread, seems to glow in the dying sun as it billows behind me. I burst into the dinner pavilion at the same moment as my sister and the pavilion explodes into cheers.
Lena's banner is bronze silk with a bright red hammer emblazoned across it. They've done something to the cloth so that it looks like rippling bronze scales, and the hammer appears to glow the cherry red of well-heated iron. Trust Lena to show off.
Over the past week, I've secured the assistance of Hera, Apollo, Dionysus, and Nike, but Lena's also been busy. Somehow, she's cobbled together some sort of truce between Ares and Athena, which is impressive given that those two cabins don't normally get along. She's also made pacts with Demeter, Aphrodite, and the remaining gods, but that's only fair since the Hermes and Apollo cabins are the largest here at camp. The numbers balance out this way.
In terms of r
PJatO - Chapter 6: KeenanI glance back at the sound of footsteps, tearing my eyes from the sight of strawberries growing large and fat before my eyes, to find Rhea tripping lightly down the steps. She's watching her footing as she descends, shield slung over one shoulder, spear and helm in either hand, but as she hits the last step, she meets my eyes. Her smile isn't forced, but it's distracted, like her mind's somewhere else entirely.PJatO - Chapter 6: Keenan2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Ready to go?"
"Mmhmm," I try to smile back, but I wonder if the expression is a bit sickly. I'm trying not to gape openly at everything around me, but it's an uphill battle. I just saw a centaur step out of a wheelchair, for Pete's sake. I definitely wasn't prepared for that.
"Do you have a weapon of any kind?" Again with the distraction. The question itself is kind of bizarre, too.
"Um No?" I answer uncertainly. "I mean, I could just deck someone with my bag, but "
"Oh, no," she more or less talks over me, and I begin to wonder if maybe she's just thinking out loud.