The Tears Are DriedThe Tears Are Dried4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The tears are dried, but I still cry
There is something in me that won't stop
My sadness has ended, but I'm not happy
There is something in me that won't let me
I'm trapped in the past, and recovery is 50 miles away
I have tried walking but I do not get any closer
The blessings I have had, they are counted
Now I will find all my curses
I think I deserve this, am I wrong?
Can even the one up above forgive me?
Moving on, oh I wish I could
But my heart is stuck and I can't help it
The tears have dried, but I still cry
There is something in me that won't stop
Have You Ever FeltHave You Ever Felt4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Have you ever felt alone, in a room full of people?
Have you ever felt dead, when you 're alive?
Have you ever laughed, but cried your heart out on the inside?
Have you ever felt free, But still trapped?
Have you ever felt the need, the big need to
Fake a smile, and act like it's okay?
I have, and I will do
But staying true to yourself, knowing who you are
That is the most important thing, a human can do
Fullmetal Solstice-RoyEdFullmetal Solstice-RoyEd5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Note: This is an alternate take on the Fullmetal Alchemist story, post-Brotherhood. Nibelheim City was inspired by a Final Fantasy VII city of the same name.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Two years passed the Philosopher Stone's last stand.
One dream could not come true, but a million others were granted. Amestris was pressed into a new era, one that promised vast fields of wealth and glory. However, the wealth did not come in the sole form of money. Happiness were the first and foremost treasure on everyone's minds, as it was certainly needed after a horrendous dance with the devil. The Homunculi had certainly done their 'magic', working to annihilate anything and everything tied to the mortal coil. But once their aspirations were silenced for good, the world saw a chance at peace.
Lives flourished in the wake of chaos. Businesses grew, allowing the good people to
Moonpaws Rogue IntentionsMoonpaws Rogue Intentions4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Moonpaw woke under the hot warm sun, it blazing warmth hitting her pelt. She purred as her fur absorbed the heat and she got to her paws. She looked around smelling the air drifting around her, Nothing. She nodded, no one has found her, well more like spotted her, because she doubted they'd be searching for her, even thought she's been gone for about half a moon now. She pulled back stretching her bad and walked over to one of the few palm trees near the ocean of Scorch Clan, almost Rushing Clan. She Looked at the tree, it was full of claw marks from her training. She got low and pushed off her legs in a swift motion, aiming low she moved just lightly passed the tree her claws raking the side of it. She quickly got on her paws and turned her gaze darting back at the tree. She purred at the make, it would have made a painful mark on a cat, but then again she'd hope it would never come to that .
Dewpaw suddenly came bursting out of nowhere. "MOONPAW! MOONPAW!" He slammed hard into h
APH: Unity, Justice, FreedomIt is the year 1989. The place is Berlin. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The night is finally over for the two brothers. No more sorrow, no more loneliness.APH: Unity, Justice, Freedom4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Prussia East Germany stood in his brown-grey uniform in the cool breeze of November in front of a concrete wall, nervously watching the customs and guard points in front of him and the gate that stood behind them. He fiddled with his visor cap and looked over his shoulder at the masses of people who had gathered here, before the Berlin Wall. The world, or at least East Germany's world, was about to change: now one could freely cross through the Berlin Wall to west, to West Germany to Prussia's brother, Germany.
That Wall had stood between them for decades. But the German brothers had been separated even longer, ever since the Third Reich had fallen and part of Germany Prussia had been taken by Russia's Soviet forces. The ideological Cold War had come between the brothers to keep them apart
Dear DiaryDear diaryDear Diary6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Wait, why the hell is the whole Hamada-residence shaking from terrified screaming? Why is there a teenager trying to jump out of the window? No, wait, he's not trying to jump someone is trying to throw him out okay, we should probably start from the beginning.
Nishiura's baseball team had had their usual practise in the evening. Everything had gone quite well until a big, damn angry dog passing by the court had scared the shit out of Mihashi, who had been just about to pitch, and caused him to accidentally throw the ball straight to poor Mizutani's head.
Not needed to say, Mihashi was crying and shaking as Mizutani held his head and cursed out loud. He needed to be taken to doctor, since there was this slight possibility of him getting a concussion. Just in case, you know.
So, Izumi promised to take care of that, though Mizutani insisted there was nothing wrong with him and he wanted to keep playing. But since it was almost half an hour bicy
Turnabout Date(Spoiler warning for the final case in Phoenix Wright: Justice for All).Turnabout Date3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He'd come face to face with cold-blooded killers, having to question them and make them break down their façade of innocence.
He'd seen his boss and mentor lose her life.
He'd had his good friend from elementary school disappear without a trace.
He'd been caught numerous times staring defeat in the face, in hopeless situation after hopeless situation and yet, somehow, coming out victorious.
Phoenix Wright had lived all of this in his 25 years, most of it during his first two years as a defense lawyer. Law school certainly hadn't prepared him for these crazed events that seemed to happen to him every few weeks or so.
But all of that he'd lived through in the past few years was nothing compared to the stress he'd just gone through in the past two days. His best friend, Maya Fey, had been kidnapped and the ransom was an acquittal of a guilty man. It had been an impossible choice and every
APH: Free Son of the NorthTwo wars, very different from one another - but both wars involved Finland and Russia. Finland will not go quietly into night, for freedom runs deep in his veins.APH: Free Son of the North4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Finland and Sweden were retreating from Russian forces. It had been almost a year now, Finland thought, since Russia had made a deal with France and had attacked Sweden and Finland. And every time their armies had met, Swedish royal forces including Finnish troops had to retreat from the overwhelming Russian military.
"Sweden", Finland said quietly to the tall, silent man who walked in sullen and stubborn silence in his uniform of blue and gold, clearly harboring feelings of defeat and depression. "They are still following us." Finland glanced quickly behind and saw the Russian imperial army troopers advancing, intend to drive their enemies ever further.
"I know", Sweden replied. He was silent for a moment. "I'm s'rry, F'nland", he then said. "My king is not... well and h's gener'ls ar' g
DragonsMythical creaturesDragons10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Majestic and wise.
Fire breathing wonders.
Soaring and dipping,
Diving and swinging.
Old and wise,
Better than us, yet
Seen as a prize.
(c) Sam Webster
APH: The End of the ReichA story of loss, pain, sorrow - and of courage and brotherly love. What will happen when Germany faces reality in spring 1945 and understands that the Third Reich will be no more?APH: The End of the Reich4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sounds of artillery, explosions and soldiers could be heard outside. Prussia stood in front of a huge, now partially ruined, window and looked outside at the cloudy sky made red by fires raging below and by the approaching evening, and at the now ruined city view spreading below the sky. His face had a strangely introspective look on it. Some distance away from him sat Austria playing a miraculously intact piano. Behind Austria's back, on the floor, sat Estonia and Latvia. In the corner of the great hall stood silent and grumpy Denmark, who leaned at the wall with his foot. The northern state's face had an annoyed look on it.
"Well well", Prussia said with a smirk. "The enemies no longer seem to want to play with their little guns." Prussia was correct: the sound of artillery fire was dying
You Just Need to be Loved... .:Story:.You Just Need to be Loved... .:Story:.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two cats stared at each other. Two pairs of eyes, both blue, but vastly different. One looked like the ocean at sunrise, blue with tints of green and warmth, washing back and forth along the shore. The other pair was blue like the frigid waters in leaf-bare where the ocean is flat and silent, just before a storm hits.
"Don't hurt you?" Shadowthorn repeated softly, looking into the she-cat's terrified eyes. Then he snapped. "What is wrong with you!" he growled, his voice still dangerously soft. "Is it so hard to get it into your pathetic, mouse-brained, over confident brain that you keep your eyes open! You disgust me," he hissed, turning away from her. His shoulder smarted where she had crashed into him.
"I'M SORRY OKAY? I CAN'T HELP IT! I CAN'T HELP THAT I'M A CLUTZ!" Brightsong turned away from the tom, tears falling down her face. "When I run I feel free. But what you don't understand is what i
.:Tales of Fire and Smoke:. -Text-.:Tales of Fire and Smoke:. -Text-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nitya looked around from the edge of the shadows wearily. The dusty red molly needed the moist ground gently with her claws. Her powder blue eyes swept around the fire lift crowd in front of her which also sat anxiously awaiting the performers. A small group of kittens lay curled around each other between her front paws under the protection of Nitya's long cape which draped around her protecting her from the cold damp air. A soft mew from below, and a small tug on her cape made the short haired cat look down. "Aye youngin'." Nitya muttered softly in her thick accent to the wide eyed kit below her. "The performers are very late tonight. Everyone's gettin' restless." Looking around nervously, the slim molly pulled her hood up over her ears and mewed. "Call me daft but I'm goin' to help by them some time. Let's hope everyone likes stories."
Nitya padded up slowly o
How to Become PopularHow to Become Popular5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How to become Popular on DeviantArt
-Find an already popular artist whose style you like and is easily identifiable within the deviantArt community.
-Copy their style to the best of your ability. If you are accused of tracing/copying, deny it and come up with a lame excuse. If it persists, delete your account and create a new account. Repeat from step 1.
-AND/OR cling to a popular artist and draw their characters as often as possible. Make sure they notice your artwork by spamming their profile with links to them.
-You may also draw nothing but fanart from popular animes. The weeaboos will eat these up like candy.
-If you're not "good" at drawing, use bases. Be sure to hide it as much as possible and never credit the original creator of the base.
-Post as often as possible, even if it reduces the overall quality of your work.
-Submit your masterpieces to as many groups as you can. It doesn't matter if it belongs in the group or not.
-Pretend to be best buds with a popular artist
Free Character TemplateBirth name:Free Character Template3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
- Family name:
- Wars fought in:
Date of birth:
- Age (apparent):
- Age (actual):
- Skill level:
- Other modifications?
- Flight possible?
- RL reference:
Nomadic or settler?
Current place of residence:
Fields of interest:
- Kinsey scale
- Multi-time period character?
UtaPuri: RenxMasa: ChallengeAs Ren Jinguji entered his shared bedroom, Masato was standing near the window, looking outside.UtaPuri: RenxMasa: Challenge4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm back," he said.
Ren sighed and threw himself on the couch. For a minute, he just sat there, looking at his roommate.
"Watcha looking at?"
"Nothing." Masato finally turned away from the window, although its seemed he didn't know where to go afterwards.
"You worry too much," Ren said. He knew his roommate and friend looked cool and composed, but inside he cared a lot about things.
"And you don't worry at all," Masato countered. That also seemed true, but Masato also knew that Ren hid a lot of his real thoughts from anyone else.
"It's so unfair, you know. I don't really want to be here so I'm not motivated to even try to stay here."
"But you did delay your execution because of that girl, didn't you?" Ren looked up and chuckled.
"The little lamb? Yes, she's lovely."
Masato took his calligraphy materials out and put them on the table. When he reached out for the switch to
You, Me and Fifty WordsPairing: Nick/MayaYou, Me and Fifty Words5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Come oooon, Nick burgers are calling my name," Maya exclaimed, pulling Phoenix by his arm; it was comforting to know that despite all the hardships she had gone through, Maya's love for burgers and desire to drain Phoenix of his money still hadn't changed.
"Maya, come on, just one kiss, pleaseee," Phoenix begged, making Pearl almost cheer in joy"No, Nick, they're my chocolates," Maya answered, clutching her Hershey Kiss chocolates, effectively crushing Pearl's brief moment of glory.
The medium couldn't stop herself from blushing when Phoenix commented on how soft her skin was as he put a Band-Aid over her paper cut.
Of course, the blush faded away when Phoenix put the Band-Aid a little too tight"Ow, Nick!!"
Even though it had been fun, having a potato chip fight had made a huge mess out of the office"Uhm&
Phoenix AbusePhoenix has suffered a ton of abuse,Phoenix Abuse7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It's a wonder he's not a total recluse!
I'll give you the facts, stay at my side.
Just sit back, and enjoy the ride.
He's been denied Oldbag's donuts, then bought her some gum.
They took away his badge, making him a bum.
Kendo stick'd by Mia, slapped around by Pearl.
Attacked by circus animals, tamed by a little girl.
Punched by Redd White, accused by Miss May,
When the gang goes for dinner, it's him who must pay.
Pecked by a bird, kicked by one too!
He's even been poisoned, by his precious beau.
Whipped unconscious by a German, tased by her dad,
Coffee'd in the dark by Godot, proving who was bad.
Blackmailed by a celebrity, threatened by the mafia too,
Mauled by The Tiger, scared by Viola anew.
He's fallen off a burning bridge, been stolen from by Jean,
Why does everyone have to be so mean?
In his first case, a face full of wig,
And I'm sure the seven branches hurt more than a twig.
Nothing can stop Phoenix when he has a point to prove.
Really?! "G'night, Doctor." Rose said sheepishly as she rose from her place on the TARDIS pilot chair.Really?!4 years ago in Humor More Like This
"'Night." He responded, still fiddling with the ship's controls. Being absorbed in his own thoughts and coordinating the TARDIS; he jumped a bit when Rose had come behind him and slinked her arms around his waist.
"AH! Oi, You tryin' to give me a heart attack? Well, hearts attack, hearts attacking?...Anyway." The Doctor trailed off. He turned in Rose's arms and pulled her into a loving embrace. He placed his head atop hers and rested his face against her sun-kissed blond hair and breathed her in. He always loved the way she smelled; like honey-suckle and summer rain. Rose pulled out of the embrace, pecked her Doctor on the lips, and hazily shuffled to bed.
The Doctor watched her blissfully as she left the control r
I'm WorthlessI'm Worthless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't tell me I'm worthless
Don't tell me I'm nothing
You can't change me
Because I used to be something
I used to be
But I lost my ways
Instead of helping
You double my pain
Don't tell me I'm worthless
I already know it
The Red Balloon"Why didn't you tell me?" Edward Elric's soft voice reverberated in the small, white, room, shaking as he held back non-existent tears. His golden eyes were fixated on the dark haired man lying in the hospital bed in front of him. Riza Hawkeye stood behind him, her head bowed as she listened. The room smelled of chemicals, and the only sound breaking the silence was the beeping of a heart monitor and the slow drip of an IV before another voice spoke.The Red Balloon5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I I didn't want you to know, I didn't want to scare you." Roy Mustang looked down into his lap as he heard Edward take a sharp breath.
"But now, now you're I don't want to lose you!" Edward looked at Roy, waiting for him to look up, but the only response the older man gave was coughing.
"Why we could have saved you " Roy looked up and quickly glanced at Riza before smiling sadly at Edward.
" No. What I have it can't be cured. Not with medicine, not with alchemy. I've been destined to die since the day they dia
Esteemed - DenialEsteemed - Denial2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: DA user SqueakyE did a sketch commission for this chapter. You can find it in the description.
-119 ASC; Winter-
-Toph's age: 31-
I don't want this. I never wanted this.
How did I let this happen?
Is this real? If this is a real thing, what am I going to do?
The brain of Toph Beifong was being flooded from both sides that evening: one side by a stream of dreadful thoughts, the other by a steady trickling of saké. Her mind's meanderings ran ice cold while the saké was piping hot. The rice wine stung at the edges of her throat on the way down, a masochistic delight in her self-loathing state.
Her home was just as quiet that evening as it generally was. Its thick stone walls shielded her ears from the usual torrent of noise emanating from the nearby city streets. But this didn't stop her sensitive feet from feeling the hundreds of thousands of vibrations in any given minute. She had kicked
The Power of AlyssThe Power of Alyss5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Walking one day on dirt-ridden roads
Only faith can guide her, Only destiny knows
Nothing can stop her on the path that she goes
Down she falls straight through the world
Every moment into a new danger she's hurled
Rabbits and Hatters, Cats and Queens
Learning her world is not as it seems
And winning back the crown by any means
Nothing, Redd thinks, can stop her malice
Doomed from the start, by the power of Alyss
Jackunzel: Forget MeJack slipped silently into the tower and closed the window behind him. Rapunzel lay asleep in her bed, more beautiful than ever. Her long golden hair was strewn about the room, as usual.Jackunzel: Forget Me2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jack's heart broke when he saw her and tears stung his eyes. He rested his staff against the windowsill and sat on the edge of her bed, watching her chest rise and fall with each steady breath she took. Her face was peaceful, her lips parted slightly, and Jack longed to see her smile again; to hear her bubbly laughter one last time.
His heart ached. He loved her more than he'd ever thought possible, but he was immortal. He couldn't bear the thought of watching her grow old and die while he remained the same. She deserved someone she could grow old with, and that was his reason for returning to her tower.
He lay beside her, studying her painfully beautiful face.
"I love you, Rapunzel." he whispered before lightly pressing his lips to hers. He searched her mind for her memories of him -- the day they'd m