In Peeta's Eyes 8: One KissIn Peeta's Eyes 8: One Kiss3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I wake up to someone shaking my shoulder gently, pulling me back out of the peaceful abyss of unconsciousness, and I force my eyes open. Katniss kneels beside me, her face over mine, her breath wisping across my skin. This must be a dream. My mind is a little fuzzy, and I can't quite recall her finding me, so I wonder if I'm either dreaming or hallucinating. Again. It seems like I'm wondering that a lot recently.
"Peeta, we've got to go now."
I'm surprised she spoke. "Go?" I ask, utterly confused. "Go where?" Then I realize that I'm completely naked. Nothing covers me besides a small backpack. And Katniss is right there. I know I should be embarrassed, blushing, stuttering, frantically trying to cover myself more effectively, but if I don't really care that muc
In Peeta's Eyes 12: Keep YouIn Peeta's Eyes 12: Keep You3 years ago in Drama More Like This
When I enter the sitting room just down the hall from my and Katniss' room, I see her and Caesar talking. She's breathtaking in a short white gauzy dress with a pink bow and matching shoes. We don't match exactly, seeing as I'm wearing white pants and a red shirt, but we do match the vases of red and pink roses situated around the loveseat. Luckily, there will be no live audience for this interview, but we will be broadcast live to the whole nation.
I walk up to Katniss and pull her to the side by the elbow. "I hardly get to see you," I say, taking her hand. "Haymitch seems bent on keeping us apart."
She hesitates. "Yes, he's gotten very responsible lately."
I can tell that she wanted to say something more, but I don't press her, acutely aware that there are too many chances of b
In Peeta's Eyes 4: In My CaseIn Peeta's Eyes 4: In My Case3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Truth be told, I have a hard time keeping a straight face when she spins in that dress. I'm pretty sure a smile flickers across my face. She's dazzling again, capturing the audience, and I hesitate with my plan. How can I go through with this? Haymitch told me that it will help us both, but I don't want to help myself. I just want her to make it out of that arena alive. If I die, no one will miss me, but if she does What will her mother and sister do? I'm sure they are having a hard enough time with her being here. What will they do if she dies?
When she sits back down, I realize that it's my turn now. I walk as steadily as I can to the seat beside Caesar, and I try to compose myself so I don't look like a child.
For the beginning of the interview, I compare the oth
Say What? (Chapter Three) Part Two"Dear Peeta, You're going to be a father."Say What? (Chapter Three) Part Two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The words hit him like a train. A father but, how? He knew how but, he just couldn't believe it. How could she? It was only once. They hadn't planned for this but, under any circumstance Peeta found himself to be extremely happy.
"Don't let them Peeta!" Katniss screamed. Peeta looked up from the note and walked over to a sleeping Katniss. Her movements spasmodic and her whole body was trembling. Softly Peeta sat himself next to Katniss. He looked at his love clearly for the first time in weeks. She had unnatural purple bags under her eyes. Her hair had lost its sleek smoothness and was now in a frizzy braid. Peeta gently pushed some of the loose hair behind her ear. Then he very softly put his thumb at the top of her cheek bone and ran it down her cheek in a crescent shape before it hit her lip.
As his thumb reached the bottom of her lip he stopped. By that simple action her lips stoped quivering and tears stopped flowing down her face. Her wh
In Peeta's Eyes 13: CheckmateIn Peeta's Eyes 13: Checkmate3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Most of the train ride is uneventful. Katniss and I don't get a chance to be alone, but perhaps that's the way she wants it. I can tell that she is increasingly uncomfortable as we near District 12. When she returns from a shower with her hair back in its signature braid and wearing plain shirt and pants, I put my arm around her shoulders, but she doesn't seem to take any comfort in it like she did in the arena. Has that horrible place changed her so much that I can't have her when we get home? Has she been through too much to trust anyone ever again? Even me? She seemed all right during the recap and the victor's interview. A little shaken for sure, but other than that
The train stops about halfway across Panem and Katniss and I are permitted to walk around outside until we leave again. I take Katniss' hand and
THG: Painting the Light The paintbrush leaves a long trail of gold across the wall. Another, shorter stroke becomes a gentle ray of sunlight. Glancing over my shoulder, I watch the setting sun through the open windows behind me. I study the colors hard, turn back to the wall, and carefully mix just the right shade of orange on the circular board covered in globs of paint that sits at my feet. Dipping my paintbrush in, I gently paint the tips of the clouds in the rosy hue.THG: Painting the Light3 years ago in Drama More Like This
After taking a moment to make sure the pink blends perfectly with the oranges, golds, and pale purples, I step back to admire my work. The effect is absolutely dazzling, completely magical. At the bottom of the wall, there is a strip of golden sun and at the top, the darkening sky of evening. In between them, a bunch of fluffy clouds of varying shades of the sunset sky filters in through the win
Hunger Games - The Hunt3 2 1 GO!Hunger Games - The Hunt5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Grab the nearest weapon you see,
Dagger, short-sword, longbow-
Run. Hide. Breathe
As a hunter;
I stalk my prey,
In the light of day
But as the prey;
I watch my back,
For the attack.
23 kids like me are on the hunt,
Kill to survive, is the game,
Ready, I answer with a grunt,
My eyes: igniting into flames.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
3 gunshots go off I hear,
I cry in shock
For my life, I fear.
Night has fallen,
I hide in a tree,
The sky is callin'
For the remaining to see-
3 faces appear,
I don't know their names.
The sky starts to clear,
As I'm filled with shame.
8 more bangs
Within the night,
They scream in delight.
For the 74th annual;
Once again we're slaves,
As the Capital
Pick amongst their faves.
Slowly, one by one, we die,
One shall remain to claim their 'prize'
To live in luxury, for years on end
Next year they'll be mentors, forced to attend.
Slowly they become insane,
Intoxicated by their gain,
And the Capital will soon p
In Peeta's Eyes CF 24: BeachIn Peeta's Eyes CF 24: Beach3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I sit completely still, mulling over every single way this battle could go, thinking through an answer to any possible response she can give, hoping against hope – against Katniss herself really – that I will be able to win. My right hip and shoulder are pressed against hers, both our flesh feeling odd, different from normal, thanks to the medicine Haymitch sent us for our acid rain burns. My eyes scan the edges of the jungle, where the ten-to-eleven-o’clock wave has left everything soaked. I can even feel the damp seeping through my shorts from the sand under us. Katniss watches the water out towards the Cornucopia, the easier side for her. I don’t think her encounter with the jabberjays torturing her with their stolen voices has entirely left her. It probably never will.
Suddenly, she drops her head onto my shoulder and I can feel her trembling ever so slightly. Reaching back with my right hand, I s
A review of Space JamA review of Space Jam2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
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Getting the Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVD box set for birthday and watching every single cartoon on the discs, my interest in the Looney Tunes has risen just about as high as the Muppets when I first saw Jason Segel's movie. I even looked at my old Looney Tunes annuals and found the comics funny as a 20 year old, the best coming from Dave Alvarez. One of those comics was a Lola Bunny comic in which she went on a Lara Croft style adventure which turned out to be another day in her life as a pizza delivery girl. Later came Who Framed Roger Rabbit's 25th anniversary, and I imagined what life would be like for cartoon characters with the current state of the animation industry. The next month, I watched their newest Cartoon Network sitcom, and the more of it I watched, the more I thought, "You know what? I think I'll review Space Jam!"
Space Jam is basically a
Minutes to SunriseMinutes to SunriseMinutes to Sunrise5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The only sound is the intake of breath
The only motion is in my chest
And once this movement starts to slow
I know this feeling, I'm at home
In the emptiness, I could never fill
In the cold world, my shivers still
And I wander down a familiar path
That would fall from my feet if I step too fast
So cautiously but unafraid
I carry on until vision fades
And unfazed by lack of sight
I'd journey on if it weren't for daylight
Scientific Breakthrough [SNK Vore]He had picked by far the worst day to volunteer in Eren's place. It couldn't have been something simple, like taking blood samples to compare to his friend's, but no- this of all things! The exact thing all of them dreaded so much... But the Titan biologist didn't see it that way. No, she knew well such a thing was the fear vessel for the vast majority, but not quite for her. At the mention of it, he couldn't unsee the curious spark in her chocolate eyes... Better to try to get out of it the best he could. "Y-You can't be serious..." There had to be another way, they just hadn't thought of it yet... Right? As a pretty good strategist he knew that this was a crack way to get through the barriers she wished to get through- it was hell, torture, downright dangerous. But for some reason she was putting all her faith in him- why? "I-I'll hurt you by mistake, I know it..."Scientific Breakthrough [SNK Vore]5 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
There was that gaze again. She knew well he wished nothing more than to have her disregard the idea, but such behavior w
55 Ways to Upset Javert1. Mock the lawr.55 Ways to Upset Javert4 years ago in Humor More Like This
2. Sing Little People nonstop.
3. Tell him that sideburns are stupid.
4. Constantly tell him that it was once against the law to study astronomy, or even stargaze.
5. Point to a random area and yell, "LOOK! IT'S 24601!" Then when he looks in that direction, help whomever he's arresting at the moment run away.
6. Remind him that he practically killed Fantine, which is against the law.
7. Slice up a fresh baguette, and start throwing the pieces at him.
8. The above is recommended to be done while shouting something along the lines of: "HERE'S NINETEEN YEARS' WORTH OF BREAD! EVERY YEAR OF TORTURING MY HOMEBOY VALJEAN TO YOUR FACE! OH! AND HERE'S THE BREAD FROM 1815 TO 1823! EIGHT MORE YEARS OF BREAD! BUT YOU SAID HE'S TEN YEARS ON THE RUN, SO HERE'S SOME MORE BREAD TO TEACH YOU HOW TO COUNT! OH, AND ANOTHER NINE YEARS TO 1832!!! HERE'S YOUR GODDAMN BREAD JAVERT, ARE YOU HAPPY YET?!"
9. Replace his snuff with crushed-up M&Ms. When he's chasing after Valjean again (at lea
Christian: Not a LabelYes, I am a Christian.Christian: Not a Label3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That doesn't mean I'll be showing up on your front porch
Waving a Bible in your face screaming "Have you heard?
Heard the Good News?"
Yes, I am a Christian.
That doesn't mean I'll condemn you to hell for drinking that glass of wine,
Telling you to treat your body like a temple and keep it pure.
Jesus Christ drank wine, didn't he?
Yes, I am a Christian.
That doesn't mean I'll be picketing your home, your work, your friends
Just because your beliefs don't agree with mine.
That's a little childish, right?
Yes, I am a Christian.
That doesn't mean that I devote my Sundays to God, turn off the phone,
TV and light and read my Scriptures by daylight.
I'm a college student. We call Sunday the "day of catching up."
Yes, I am a Christian.
That doesn't mean that I will spit on you because you deign to walk down the street arm-in-arm or hand-in-hand with a member of the same sex.
God created us all equal, didn't He?
Yes, I am a Christian.
That doesn't mean that I can't accept
Mr. Peabody and Sherman reviewMr. Peabody and Sherman review1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Ever since his death, Jay Ward's cartoons haven't been treated very well. Brendan Fraser made Dudley Do-Right an insult to Canada, Rocky and Bullwinkle turned CG (while a weasel remains 2D for some reason) and tried to be witty but only ended up with middling success, and the Flash-animated George of the Jungle series is even less like the original than Disney's movie. As I speak, some condom ad director is planning to turn Chip 'n' Dale into a complete plagiarism of the Alvin movies, as if The Smurfs wasn't obvious enough.
There's no chance a live-action cartoon adaptation will ever be more than just an excuse to cause pain on Jason Lee. And now DreamWorks Animation has bought all properties of Classic Media, from Richie Rich to VeggieTales, and have made a CG movie out of Ted Key and Jay Ward's Peabody's Improbable History. For some reason its release date in the UK was scheduled a month earlier than America, when these two characters are 100% American. So I went into the advanced pr
GodYou murdered two childrenGod1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
with your bare hands
and thanked God
that He saved you
from getting the death penalty,
bloody hands and all
I saved two children
from a burning fire
and hate the God
I no longer believe in
for burning my skin,
and with it my faith
It seems God
works in mysterious ways,
he doesn't work at all.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 reviewCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is the best damn thing to come out of Sony Pictures Animation's lineup. It pokes fun at its own tropes, expresses wonderfully colourful and cartoonish animation, is hilarious, introduces delightful characters, makes you hungry and casts Mr. T. It was one of the most entertaining animations of 2009. A couple of years later, when the appreciation for Sony was rising they botched their potential by cashing in on the critically bashed Alvin and the Chipmunks trilogy with The Smurfs, which featured Grouchy Smurf flirting with Ms. Green from the M&M's ads.
They eventually followed that up with another satisfying and inventive film, Arthur Christmas, a co-production with Aardman, and all was forgiven until after a return to clay came Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania, which kept not critics and not only kids but animation geeks interested for its zany animation and intriguing concept with a lack of focus on its uninspired gags that consist of typical, o
Rango ReviewRango Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 mins
Age rating: PG (For rude humour, language and action and smoking)
Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Action & Adventure/ Animation/ Kids and Family
Cast: Johnny Depp (Lars, Rango), Isla Fisher (Beans), Bill Nighy (Rattle Snake Jake), Abigail Breslin (Priscilla), Alfred Molina (Road Kill), Harry Dean Stanton (Balthazar), Ray Winstone (Bad Bill), Ned Beatty (Mayor), and Timothy Olyphant (The Spirit of the West).
An un-named pet Chameleon's (Rango) cage falls of the back of his owners' car and becomes stranded in the Nevada desert he then meets an armadillo who is looking the Spirit of the West and then he slimly escapes being almost eaten by a hawk. The next day after having a strange dream he meets a lizard called Beans, who is a ranchers' daughter who takes him to a small old west town called Dirt' which is populated by desert animals.
Beans then discovers that the water levels are dangerously low, during which at the saloon the chameleon presents himself
SammyCSF parody: STOP HATING ON SPONGEBOBStop Hating on Sonic is Sammy's most (in)famous video ever. It peaked about 150,000 views before Sammy eventually deleted it (for obvious reasons).SammyCSF parody: STOP HATING ON SPONGEBOB9 months ago in Drama More Like This
LIKESPONGEBOBLIKESPONGEBOBLIKESPONGEBOBLIKESPONGEBOBLIKESPONGEBOBLIKE SPONGEBOOOOOOB. *panting* RRAAAAAAUUUUUUHGHGHGUGHG. STOP. HATING. ON. SPONGEBOB. FOR NO. REASOOOOOOON. Seriously, what the frick, guys? I mean, seriously. I hate all you frickin' Spongebob haters! SPONGEBOB. IS NOT. A BAD FRANCHISE ANYMORE. *panting* Alright, we have all these FRICKIN' HYPOCRITES criti-criticizing Spongebob for the l- for the LITTLEST OF REASONS. IT MAKES ME SO. MAD ERRRRGH.
I mean, seriously, NICKELODEON has improved over the years! Do you guys not realize that? I mean, seriously, WHAT THE FRICK? I mean, ohhh, because, Spongebob: The First 100 Episodes, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, nor the Spongebob movie's upcoming sequel NEVER HAPPENED! I mean, seriously, WHAT THE FRICK? I mean, come on guys! Nick has improved! Nickelodeon is
How the Capitalist Stole ChristmasHow the Capitalist Stole Christmas3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Liked Christmas a lot...
Who lived just North of Sixth Street,
Ghost hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his family was tight.
Or maybe his strap-on wasn't strapped on just right.
But I think that the reason most probably true...
Was that Ghost was a miserable, lonely old Jew.
Whatever the reason,
His kin or his trolls,
He sat in his office, doubting they had souls.
Sulking all Christmas Eve with a cold frosty gaze
And frowning at jokes about Texas ablaze.
He could swear by the hair on his hat-covered mullet
That they'd soon all shove hambones down their greasy gullet!
"Jesus Christ!" he yelled his chest swelled and got bigger.
"This is all Barack's fault, that socialist n umbskull!"
Then he growled to himself, sausage fingers a-drumming,
"I MUST find a way to keep Christmas from coming!"
For, tomorrow, he knew...
...All Austin's child
The Lorax: Epilogue *SPOILERS*Many years have passed since Ted planted the last Truffula seed. His childhood crush Audrey is now his wife, and they have two children.The Lorax: Epilogue *SPOILERS*3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ted was lovingly watering a Truffula tree in his backyard with a joyful expression on his face. This was because today was a very important and happy occasion.
After planting the last Truffula seed, Ted and the people of Thneedville had counted all the Truffula tree stumps. They proceeded to re-plant every tree that had been chopped down. Ten years later, they had succeeded and all the Truffula trees had started to germinate. Today was that day, the day all the trees would be able to grow fruit.
Through a glass door Ted sees his kids getting out of their bedrooms, still in their pyjamas and Audrey making breakfast in the kitchen.
"Kids, Audrey come here; I have to tell you something!" Ted screamed with excitement while waving his arm and gesturing for them to come.
The kids ran with excitement towards the garden, practically dragged their mother by th
My Little EssayLadies and gentlemen, I do not like My Little Pony. I especially do not like its new show, which is the main subject. That said, I bear no ill will toward it beyond the fact that it is simply not my cup of tea. If I were to meet a person who told me they enjoyed the show, I would think of them as my equal whom merely likes something I do not. I have no right to say what they should like or dislike. I have no interest to see My Little Pony, I do not hate it, I do not hate people who enjoy it. But there is something I do hate. I hate that I practically can't go five minutes online anymore without running into this show.My Little Essay3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I mean my goodness, what has happened here? My Little Pony got a cartoon series about, what, a year or two ago by this point? Well regardless of the short amount of time, it was certainly in no hurry to take over the internet and aim for every corner. Gone are the days where I can browse on DeviantART, safe in the knowledge that I would not run into a character from one o