Batman: Joker's HolidayIt was Christmas Eve in Gotham. Everyone was happy and singing Christmas carols. For one day a year, everyone in Gotham felt safe going out into any part of the city. There was still one thing that didn't change, though. The bat signal lit up the night sky, and like any other night, Batman responded to it almost instantaneously, finding only Jim Gordon waiting on the rooftop, wearing a Santa hat and smiling slightly.Batman: Joker's Holiday8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What's the matter, Jim?"
"It's the office Christmas party. You know, those of us who still have to work tonight get together and have a party so that we don't have to be alone on Christmas Eve. Since you're always alone, I thought…"
"I don't do Christmas parties, Jim." Gordon groaned.
"Somehow, I knew you'd say that. No matter what happens to you, no matter what day it is, you're out here, fighting the good fight. That's why I…" Jim reached into his trench coat, pulling out a thermos. "Merry Christmas." Batman took it, opened it, and sniffed it.
Christmas at Arkham 15"So why'd we get yanked out of therapy, anyway?"Christmas at Arkham 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Maybe the asylum's closing!"
"Ugh, don't get my hopes up "
"I hope he's telling us that we finally got a grant for better food."
"HEY! DOC! Why'd Arkham call us out here?!"
Dr. Cassidy fought a smile. "I don't know, but I'm sure you'll find out soon."
There was a collective groan of annoyance from the patients gathered in the rec room. It was Christmas Eve, and the tree was lit up and there was a cardboard fireplace in the corner, making it much cozier than usual. Edward Nygma had begun playing chess with Jonathan Crane, Jervis Tetch was nervously reciting "Alice" under his breath, Arnold Wesker was polishing his glasses, Pamela Isley was playing with the tree's fake branches, and the Joker and Harleen Quinzel sat on the couch. The doctors and an assortment of orderlies and security guards were standing around, waiting for Dr. Arkham to show up.
There was a sound of scuffling from the hallway, and Jeremiah Arkham came t
The first step. p.2***The first step. p.23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Climbing to one of the surviving corners of the roof of the warehouse, was seen as a drove SUVs. The soldiers came out, lined up. Apparently, the commander gave instructions. Well, it's time to get out of here. Height for the flight should be enough. How much is there? 15-20 meters. Smoke and night disguise us.
- Hold on to my body. My arms and legs should be stretched to maintain the form of a cape. Nothing complicated.
- In the end, we have already done the like.
It took a bit support her, with the run-up. Otherwise, I can easily lose my balance. Pushed away from the edge. Have failed a few feet before we go on the air. Well, predictably. But then fly normally. The soldiers seem to have not noticed, and marched to the ruins. Landed in 50-70 meters away from them, then ran at a trot to the nearest building.
Climbing to the roof, was clearly visible panorama of smoldering warehouse. Interestingly, the soldiers figure out how we would survive in that meat grinder?Understa
A Valentine's Night in Gotham CityIt was a dark night in Gotham City. Despite the many lights, provided by street lamps and neon signs, there seemed to be a constant shadow looming over the city. Normally, there was a lone figure standing on a rooftop that blended into the blackness of the sky. This time, however, there were two vague forms that could be spotted if one squinted hard enough. The first did not seem to notice that the other had joined them, but this was immediately disproven as they spoke in a low and rumbling voice.A Valentine's Night in Gotham City3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The second figure, a woman, smirked at the sound of his voice and slunk her way to the man's side.
"Bruce." Her tone was hushed, the word rolling off her tongue in a manner that suggested a forbidden sort of giddiness. She usually didn't dare to use his real name when he wore the suit, but the area seemed secluded enough and she could hardly contain her excitement as it was.
The suit that she had fallen in love with. It seemed so silly when she thought about it now, like a
One Good ThingThe Batman loomed over Gotham City unseen, crouched on a gargoyle like a mounted knight. He held a few fingers up to his temple as he listened to a police broadcast.One Good Thing3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"robbery reported at Shreck Jewelers, Catwoman is said to have been seen in the vicinity"
He narrowed his eyes and shut off the broadcast. He pushed himself off his twisted steed, his cape spreading out and catching the wind behind him like ink staining paper. He soared through the cold night, feeling tendrils of wind pull at him like insistent fingers. Not tonight, honey, I've got to work.
It didn't take him long to spot Catwoman fleeing the Jewelers. He followed her in the air for a while, watching as she leapt from rooftop to rooftop, using her whip to pull herself higher. Finally she skidded to a halt behind a propane tank, half-falling, half-sitting. He angled his cape downward.
She sat leaning against the propane tank, a backpack on her stomach. Her legs flopped out in front of her and she b
satisfaction brought her back"Bruce..." I know he's sleepy, but I need to get the air clear. Besides, bats are nocturnal. He can wake up long enough to put my mind at ease.satisfaction brought her back5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Selina," he answers, his voice rough. His arm is around my waist, one leg protectively draped over both of mine from behind. I don't need him to take care of me, but honestly, it's nice to sleep with both eyes shut. I've never felt safe in a man's arms like this.
"Talia," I whisper. Maybe I won't have to voice the rest of the question on my tongue. He is the world's greatest detective.
All I get from him is silence. He doesn't want to guess what I'm getting at, in either fear or hope that he's wrong.
"You slept with her."
"And she knew? Knows?"
"Selina..." I feel him sigh silently behind me. "Does it bother you?"
"I don't know." My answer is honest, and very quiet. It does bother me, but I don't know how long it will.
He stifles a yawn in my neck, and I can feel how much he doesn't want to do this right now. "Talia was the first
Animal Magnetism-Chapter 2Chapter 2Animal Magnetism-Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Running along the familiar roof tops to her apartment on the fifth floor was no more than a ten minute trip for the Batman. The window was wide open, as he had expected, and the low flicker of candle light that could be seen from where he stood, on the adjacent roof top. He heard purring and looked down, “Isis.” He said smugly. She was home waiting, and had sent her sentry as a look out. Batman dutifully picked up the cat and jumped to the open window. This was going to be difficult.
The place hadn’t changed much. The two bowls of crème sat in their usual place at the table along with the empty, assorted cans of tuna that lay scattered about, that were completely licked clean. Batman smirked at her attempt to carve things out of wood with her clawed gloves. The wall that had once been covered in newspaper clippings of her crime sprees and jewelry heists were now covered in my achievements. Capturing the Penguin, the Riddler, and all the other crimina
She learned to Rise...A hardened man, a sickened beast,She learned to Rise...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
His anger and rage threatened to never cease.
In the prison of Hell, looking up at the sky,
His only soft feelings of hope began to die.
His soul rotted for years.
The inhumanity dried up any remaining tears.
A baby's cries erupted one night.
The sound was foreign and inspiring, as was the sight.
The broken man, his heart so charred,
Watched the baby grow up, his expression hard.
Hatred manifested for the mother, who brought the girl into this hell.
Didn't she know how many prisoners had tried to escape and fell?
How cruel was that mother, to bring that girl straight into death.
She'd never feel warmth and happiness on her breath.
Especially not after her mother was taken and killed.
In the commotion of the screaming struggle, the broken man's arms were filled.
He held the girl close and dashed away,
"I will protect you." She heard him say.
The guards weren't concerned with the abandoned five year old.
They had done what they'd been told.
A Dish Best Served Cold, Part I, PateWayne Manor, evening. As the sun begins to set over the manor, Damian Wayne sits in an armchair in the study, glowering. He's in a suit, tie, and red converse sneakers.A Dish Best Served Cold, Part I, Pate2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Damian: Why do we have to do this stupid party to honor Kane?
Alfred turns from his last minute dusting
Alfred: Master Damian, your father wants to introduce Master Joseph to Gotham society. Master Joseph is of your family's social class; and despite the fact he may be subserviant to your father in work matters, he is close to being your father's equal in society. And his family is known in New York society. It's a matter of propriety.
Damian: But why now? My favorite show is on tonight...
Alfred: Because in between settling into a new city, new jobs, and your little escapade with Master Wilkes against your mother, Masters Joseph and Sam haven't had a chance to be introduced nor was there time to organize.
Dick, in a tuxedo, enters the room
Dick: And I wanted to be here to give Joseph moral support. *cartwheels and flip
Batman: Hour of the Bat Ch. 66Batman: Hour of the Bat Ch. 69 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Selina had unzipped her suit and lowered it down to her waist so Alfred could work on her wound. Alfred was blushing a little he worked. Selina watched the blood pack drip into her arm.
"Lucky you had this extra blood here. I'd probably be dead by now if it wasn't for that, huh?"
"I don't know about that, ma'am. It looks like the bullet missed the major artery and vein, and, with any luck, there won't even be a scar on your prefect body." She smiled.
"Thanks for the compliment, though you're a little old for me." Alfred chuckled nervously. The sight of Selina only wearing her strapless bra above her waist was almost too much for him. "I…I have to ask you something, but I don't want you to tell Bruce, okay?"
"Alright, you have my word I'll never tell him." She knew she could trust him.
"Does Bruce bring in pimps and hookers?"
"Not usually. Prostitutes aren't usually…on the level for Master Bruce to bring in to the police. Pimps, on the other hand, tend to be fuel the crime in Gotham i
House ArrestGotham City was not a nice place.House Arrest3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Gotham City was a dangerous town full of dangerous people. (It didn't matter if they were good or bad; they were dangerous either way. A girl can steal your heart just as easily as she can your wallet.) It was huge and complicated and crime-ridden and depressed, but it didn't need to know that. And despite all of its mental faults, physically it was quite beautiful at a certain time of night, if you stood a certain way, and closed one eye and used your imagination.
Unfortunately, Selina Kyle was not able to stand in that certain spot.
She could see it from her apartment, tantalizingly close, but incontrovertibly unreachable; an R rated movie to a child at the theatre. She opened all the windows in the hopes that perhaps the city could somehow push itself into her home, but to her building frustration, the world outside remained where it was supposed to be.
"Stupid cops," she growled darkly, giving the monitor on her ankle a dirty look as she painted he
Reboots Welcomed?: The New 52Reboots Welcomed?: The New 524 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
REBOOTS WELCOMED?: THE NEW FIFTY-TWO
Written by Diane N. Tran
Yesterday, on Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics scrapped its entire publishing line for September in order to reinvigorate itself with a reboot or a relaunch, as they're calling it. This historic event consists of the release fifty-two first issues in a span of one month, starring rejuvenated versions of its iconic comic book heroes, such as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, etc, and a storyline that had been previously rebooted twenty-five years earlier in CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTH. Fan reaction has been mix, from massive issues like the paraplegic Oracle walking out of her wheelchair to the tiniest issues like Wonder Woman having retractable pants.
While I personally disapprove, strongly and pessimistically, of this reboot for countless reasons that are my own, the NEW FIFTY-TWO has started with a bang, whether good or bad and is, t
DeathBattle: Samus vs. Master ChiefDeathBattle: Samus vs. Master Chief4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Magus: Holy shit holy shit it's finally happening!!!
Z: Alright ladies and gentlemen, the combatants are set, and all have spoken or forever held their peace.
Tessera: Which means, without further ado...
Magus: It's time for a Deaatth Baaatttlllllllleee!!!
Samus's Gunship, Descending onto Reach, 35 minutes before the fight
A tall figure in a sleek sky blue suit gazed out the window to the citrine, Hunter-class Spacecraft she piloted as it descended through clumps of cumulo stratus that dissipated as her space-faring vehicle flew through them. To the Chozo, this person would be completely unmistakable: this was Samus Aran, the legend that had laid low Ridley, Dark Samus, the metroids, and everything else the galaxy had to offer up to that point. Now she was prepared to put her skills to the test once more: according to the Galactic Fe
DB Prelude: Samus vs. Master ChiefDB Prelude: Samus vs. Master Chief4 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Magus: Hoooooly shit, someone's finally doing this one!!
Z: In the distant future, humanity struggles to survive when faced with an alien threat. But even in a future as bleak as this, there is still hope...
Magus: In the form of armored, gun-toting cyber-badasses!
Z: For instance, Samus, the Hunter...
Magus: Or Master Chief, the Reclaimer.
Tessera: I am Tessera, and joining me today are Z and Magus.
Z: And it is our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills, to find out who would win-
Magus: Come on, do something else!! This shit before the prelude is always the same... old... thing.
(awkward silence, prompting Z and Tessera to slowly turn and face Magus)
Tessera: "If it's broken, break it 'till it's fixed," as you two are so fond of saying. This, however, is not broken. It works just fine for Wiz and Boomstick; there is no point in changing it.
(another awkward silence, then Z clears throat)
Z: ...a death battle.
Angry (Erisolsprite x Reader)Warning: Bad language. Although it is Erisolsprite, what could you expect.Angry (Erisolsprite x Reader)11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
You sighed as you heard a lot of cursing and chuckling from the other room. It appears as if Jake is pestering his oh so wonderful sprite, Erisolsprite. Gog sometimes you wanted to punch that sprite in the face. His self loathing was extraordinarily annoying. Didn't he care about someone? He has said multiple times that he hates everyone but you doubted that. The Eridan in him must like Feferi, so Erisolrite probably had a bit of a crush on Fefetasprite.
Your thinking was interrupted by a grumpy Erisolsprite storming out of the other room leaving Jake laughing. Erisol had his arms crossed and he slammed himself down on the couch, sitting next to you. He was fuming. You didn't really wanna talk to him like this but since you're such a nice person, you might as well see what's wrong.
"Erisol?" You asked gently looking at him.
"I don't wwanna hear your wwhatevver tht
DemocracyThrough the smiles of the mad,Democracy3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the whips of the insane.
Through our blood soaked eyes,
And the links of a chain.
By the fires of our hearts,
And the force of our arm.
We shall rise again,
And you shall do no more harm
And with the turning of your machines,
And the lies from your tongue.
You suppress the masses,
With the men you have hung.
And as you burn our cities,
And end our lives.
Your people will be sated,
And return in drives.
But as your fires burn on,
We will rise from the ashes.
As your "democracy" crashes.
my fan-made live action JUSTICE LEAGUE storymy fan-made live action JUSTICE LEAGUE story3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The story takes place on modern times in which superheroes have only appeared within in the past five to eight years, and are viewed with at best, suspicion, and at worst, outright hostility. This was pointed out by G. Gordon Godfrey as he starts a hate-campaign against the so called "vigilanties" through his radio station.
On daylight at the Atlantic Ocean are groups of fisher men doing their work. Everything seems to be fine until they were attacked by a gigantic alien life form with a likeness of a starfish, which emerged from under their boats, destroying the boats in the process. This gigantic alien starfish reproduces smaller clones of its own. This smaller clone starts to attack the fisherman and forcedly attached itself the fishermen's faces by leaping into it. The gigantic starfish as it lies on the remains of the boat reveals it passenger at its back. The heavily armored humanoid creature with a same medium sized alien starfish attached to his chest plate. This humanoid creat
100 Ways to Annoy England100 Ways to Annoy England100 Ways to Annoy England3 years ago in Humor More Like This
1. Insult his tea/cooking.
2. Speak French.
3. Say 'learned' instead of 'learnt'.
4. Tell him that unicorns are just colorful horses with ice cream cones on their head.
5. Touch his eyebrows.
6. Say his eyebrows look like fluffy caterpillars.
7. Call the British football soccer.
8. Randomly scream in his face.
9. Stare at him like he has three eyes until he screams at you.
10. Call him a punk.
11. Call him random nicknames like 'butt-munch'.
12. Insist that he watches 'uni-porn' or unicorns doing porn.
13. Ask if Tinkerbelle is his friend.
14. Ask what drugs he's on to see his fairy friends.
15. Insist that he is a pedophile.
16. Say that France is an example of a perfect gentleman.
17. Tell him Sealand is a country.
18. Repeat his name over and over until he walks away.
19. When he starts talking, keep yelling "WHAT?" until he gets frustrated.
20. Say that the Irish (or the American) have better food.
21. Poke him repeatedly.
22. Brag about how awesome you ar
StayHaytham stamped his feet on the sidewalk before walking into the small coffee shop. The light sprinkling of snow in Saratoga didn’t do much for his mood since it made it harder to get around. He shook his head, pushing some wayward hairs back into his slicked back style. He stepped in line, looking up at the various ways perfectly good tea could be ruined on the menu. He was debating whether to just get a green tea and warm up or to get a chai and head out again.Stay2 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was supposed to be a snowstorm and he wanted to get home as soon as possible. He didn’t have time to get caught. The woman in front of him sneezed and shifted a little. Haytham backed up a step as she sneezed again, causing her dark bun to sag a little.
She paid for her drink and moved on. Haytham decided to get a green tea to go. After he paid, he looked down at the counter, moving to put a tip in the jar. A wallet was sitting on the edge. He glanced at the cashier. “Do you know who this belongs to?
What'd You Say?The Watchtower Infirmary...What'd You Say?2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was his own fault. He knew that. He just wished they knew it, too.
He couldn't move, couldn't speak, but he could hear. He heard everything they said.
They were worried.
He didn't want them to be. He didn't deserve it.
In fact, he wanted them to leave him alone to suffer. Then he could learn from his mistake.
Well, he wanted all of them to leave. All of them except...
Her. He wanted her to stay.
"Everyone, The League has other matters to attend to. Batman will...He'll be okay without us all hovering over him." Wonder Woman said.
Superman took in a deep breath as he reluctantly agreed. "Wonder Woman is right. Let's go, everyone."
With that, everyone began to file out of the infirmary. Everyone except...
She's still here. He could feel it. She must have read his mind by making everyone leave.
He wished he could smile.
"Oh Bruce..." Wonder Wo
SuppressionYou're in our homes and in our heads and you haven't the rightSuppression4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You tell use how to breath, how to live, how to love
But we try; try our best to fight you
And you try; try your best to keep us down
But we will continue until we are free
And we shall one day be free,
Or so we think.
Shadamy Fanfic - Por mis sentimientos Capitulo 2Capitulo 2Shadamy Fanfic - Por mis sentimientos Capitulo 22 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pasaron las horas y el alba llegó, los rayos tenues de sol despertaron a la pequeña eriza rosa que dormía placidamente sobre la arena.
-Buah ¿Se nos hizo de noche aquí?-Se sentó con suavidad frotando sus ojos adormilada.-Shadow Ya es de mañana ¿Shadow?-La pequeña rosa miró en todas direcciones, pero no había señal alguna del erizo negro.-Se ha ido
Amy Rose se levantó con un par de lágrimas en sus mejillas y se fue caminando lentamente por la orilla del mar, no entendía por que razón se sentía mal. Su corazón le dolía y sus ojos le ardían.
-Siempre es lo mismo, todos se alejan de mí Tal vez soy un bicho raro.-Amy seguía refunfuñándose a si misma sin darse cuenta que de frente se le acercaba el erizo negro.-¿Uh?
-Rose ¿A dónde ibas?-Le preguntó
Shadamy Fanfic - Por mis sentimientos Capitulo 4Capitulo 4Shadamy Fanfic - Por mis sentimientos Capitulo 42 years ago in Romance More Like This
-Mmm Lo imaginaba El sabor sigue en tu boca -Shadow terminando de besar a Amy, se separó de ella con suma suavidad.-Y no se que hice Pero me hizo sentir mejor
-Shadow -La eriza, completamente sonrojada lanzó un potente grito que retumbó la casa.-¡AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
-Rose ¿Por qué gritas?-El erizo, cruzándose de brazos le miró fijamente.
-¡FUERA DE AQUÍ! ¡LARGO! ¡LARGO!-Amy Rose, empujó a Shadow sacándolo de la casa lo más rápido que pudo, tanto así que no le dejó decir absolutamente nada.-El me Me ¡AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
-Rose -El ser oscuro, tocó la puerta.-¿Por qué me has sacado así ?-Preguntó en su típica forma seca.
-¡ES QUE ESE FUE MI PRIMER BESO!-Gritó Amy del otro lado.
-Beso -Shadow recordó algo que hab