How My Business WorksHow My Business Works2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My business works because it's actually not a business. And by this I mean I hardly make any money with my pictures. For me photography is not a way to make money but to invest money, and I work several other jobs to be able to pay for my art. I'm a tour guide on waste to energy plants and wastewater treatment facilities, I'm a concierge at the house I'm living, I work as a Photoshop instructor and on weekends I take care of the library of the University.
Sometimes people say to me: I can hardly believe you're not making money with your photos because they are better than the work of many professional photographers.
Of course it's flattering when somebody says something like that even if I don't always agree. But here's the thing: the very reason why I'm able to work on this level is because I don't have to make money with my pictures. If you're a photographer who wants to make a living out of it you are forced to do things differently. You have to focus on what your customers like and
Percabeth Ch.1Percabeth Ch.1Percabeth Ch.15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Questioning the old days
"ugh where is he " I stared down the road from Thailia's tree, Pelos the dragon was coiled around it guarding the golden fleece that Percy and I had taken from the Sea of Monsters years ago.
I heard hoof steps coming towards me, I looked back to see it was Grover. "C'mon Annabeth, Percy probably just isnt coming today." I just sighed "but he promised me he was, he even called me yesterday." Grover just looked at me a little confused and just said "Annabeth you'll see him once he gets to camp you don't have to wait for him, Seriously you've been here since breakfast and you missed lunch, you sure your alright?" I stood up "Alright Grover have it your way." I started to walk down the hill and Grover left muttering something about Juniper and some flower. I didn't pay any attention to him and just went to the beach.
I sat down staring at the sea questioning everything that had happened between me Percy over the past years we are both
Of Masters And StudentsPrologueOf Masters And Students3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Crap, my head is on fire."
"Move your feet Wally, you're hurting me!"
"Is everyone alright?"
"Does anyone know what happened?"
"Shut up!" Robin finally hissed. He carefully scanned the room around them. "We're in some sort of holding cell; we need to figure a way out of here."
"Holding cell? How did this happen? We would have noticed someone kidnapping us." Miss Martian wondered aloud.
"That's not what matters now. What matters now is that we get out of here alive." Aqualad studied the room closely. "Robin, hacking and escape techniques are your area of expertise. Do you have any thoughts on our current situation?" He asked. The team looked to their youngest member.
"I'm trying now but this one's tricky. It's almost exactly like Bat- got it." The cell's doors slid open and the six youths darted to freedom. "I'm working on the alarms but there's no way of knowing if they haven't already been set off." Robin warned.
"Then we keep moving." Artemis reached behind her expectantly
The Missing PieceLeaves made a crunching sound when they were crushed by light feet, clad in gently used black combat boots. The woman sighed loudly as she stopped, not three feet away from a tombstone. Her bright blue eyes read over the epitaph, tears burning at her eyes.The Missing Piece2 years ago in Drama More Like This
In loving memory
She held her breath, then exhaled. It came out jagged, clearly the woman was close to tears. She inhaled sharply, then held it in until it hurt, then let it out again. A breathing technique she developed to stop her from crying. It worked- most of the time, anyway.
She kneeled down, touching the gravestone delicately. She wore a long sleeved black T-shirt with a gray, sleeveless jacket over top of it, the inside soft and fluffy. She matched it with a pair of worn jeans. They were faded and had holes on them, but she didn't care. She never wore bright colors on days like these.
The sound of rough footsteps was behind her, but she didn't move, didn't look away.
End of a NightmareI will not die, I'll wait here for youEnd of a Nightmare2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I feel alive, when you're beside me
I will not die, I'll wait here for you
In my time of dying
~ Time of Dying, three Days Grace
March 7, 2009
Inside an active Volcano
Kijuju, West Africa
Wesker growled in agony and anger as he stumbled backwards. Chris and Sheva kept their eyes on him, as well as their aim. The rock beneath them started to shake as the lava bubbled, causing all three of them to lose their balance.
A piece of the rock under Wesker broke off, then it became too weak to support his weight, and split into smaller pieces. As a result, Wesker tumbled into the lava, his screams heightening.
The sound of helicopter blades overhead caused the B.S.A.A. agents to look up. As predicted, a helicopter was flying above them. They could just barely see Josh Stone staring at them through the cockpit, and Jill Valentine in the back.
Relief fell over Chris, seeing the beautiful newly-blonde h
Her Favorite DreamIt all started with the shaking. That was how it always started.Her Favorite Dream3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Someone was gently shaking her shoulder, whispering her name over and over. She knew the voice and she knew who she would find standing above her if she resolved to open her eyes. The aching disappointment she would feel later, when she awoke, that tore her heart in half as easily as if it were made of flimsy paper.
She did it anyways because any glimpse of him, unreal or not, was better than nothing.
Annabeth peeled her eyes open. She peered up through her slit eyelids, felt her chest tighten; there he was, within touching distance, standing above her in all his glory.
A thought registered in the depths of her half-awake mind, and with it came surprise. He was much clearer than the image her mind usually conjured up in the dreams. She was not complaining, however, no matter how much she was sure the visualization would cost her later.
She focused on his face. A face she thought that was as beautiful as any god's, though
The Day After the Underwater KissPercy POVThe Day After the Underwater Kiss3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I woke up to the sound of waves crashing, but what woke me up was that wave crashing down on me. I was more grateful than ever for my uncanny ability to stay dry. However, when I looked over at Annabeth lying next to me in the sand, drenched and shivering, coughing up seawater, and glaring at me, I was sad that she didn't have the same power. She sat up and hugged her legs to her chest, pulling her damp, blonde curls into a ponytail. She hadn't even brushed it, and sand covered some strands, but it was still the most beautiful hair I had ever seen.
"P-Percy" she stammered, shaking from the cold.
"Um... yes?" I answered, trying to sound casual.
"W-why didn't we go..." she began, teeth chattering. "Higher up the beach?" Gods. Why didn't we? Suddenly, I recalled the conversation the night before.
"This was your idea, remember?" I smiled crookedly. She stared at me blankly.
"Well I kn-know nothing about the tide, I thought you would!" Annabeth complained.
I know nothing? I
WorthwhileCoach Hedge wasn’t, perhaps, the brightest of satyrs, but he was smart enough to realize that someone was going to have to stay behind and close the Doors of Death from Tartarus. No one talked about it, but he could sense that the demigods on board the Argo II were each inwardly resolved to be the one to stay behind, the one to save Percy and Annabeth. Each of them was convinced that they weren’t important enough to continue on with the quest. Their emotions were incredibly easy to read.Worthwhile2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The only one who seemed reluctant to be anywhere near Tartarus was Nico, the son of Hades who was the newest addition to their quest. To Coach, Nico seemed terrified, worried out of his mind for Percy and Annabeth, and he was only barely keeping it together. Yet Nico had that same resolve, he’d made that same decision to be the one to stay in Tartarus. Even after everything he’d been through, all the horrors he’d seen in that hellhole, he was willing to go ba
Fanfiction?Percy's POV:Fanfiction?3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What's that, Percy?" Annabeth asked me. She was looking over my shoulder to see what was on the computer screen.
"I have no idea. The Stoll brothers told me to go on here," I answered back. I took another look at the website. It was like a short story with chapters almost like a book.
"Fanfiction.net?" She read out loud. I shrugged. Apparently it was in my point of view.A story about Annabeth and I. She started to read it.
"I took a good look at the girl I bumped into. She had long wavy blonde hair, and stormy like grey eyes. Her body was so nice. She had all the curves that a guy could ask her. A nice large chest and behind. Man I just want to stick my pe-" I quickly pulled the plug on the desktop and it shut off. I turned around and saw Annabeth bright red blushing, but....she had her knife out and a certain...spark was in her eyes.
"I'll kill those too." She muttered. With that she stomped out of the room.
"Hey Annabeth! What's wro-GAAAAAA!!!!" I heard Rose yell.
Busy Sketching"Annabeth?"Busy Sketching3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"This is crazy...ANNABETH!
"Gods, Percy! You almost gave me a heart attack!"
"I've been calling you for the past three minutes already."
"Oh. Sorry, I didn't hear you."
"I asked if you would want to order already."
"For lunch? Remember? We're having lunch together?"
"We are? Oh, won't you look at that... we are. I didn't notice. Just let me finish this sketch first."
"Annabeth, could you please put that down? Zeus won't send you to the underworld if you don't finish your blueprints for Olympus and-"
"Lower your voice! People might hear you!"
"C'mon, they wouldn't even care and you know that, Wise Girl."
"Aaand she's doing her architecture thing again. Don't mind me, I just happened to be your boyfriend and all."
"What? Did you say something, Percy?"
"Nothing, just having a monologue."
"Right. So, how's that sketch coming?"
"Not that great, actually."
"Really? Let me have a look..."
"No! Uh, I mean just
I'll Never Say It: Part 1 I'll Never Say ItI'll Never Say It: Part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Part of Wally/Artemis Week
Part 1: How We Say What We Say
Artemis didn't know why the speedster didn't get the idea. Everyone had something to hide, and yet, he had decided that the only one that wasn't worthy of hiding something, and that had to spill her true nature, was her. Artemis didn't see Wally pestering Robin to reveal his identity, and yet she had to explain why her father had wanted her to kill people.
This just got her blood boiling so badly. Which was why at this specific instant, she was murdering the practise target with her arrows, her eyes narrowed and her lips pursed.
Why should she even care as to what Wally wanted to know or not? Was it that deep down, she wanted him to accept her as more than a measly replacement, and that she wanted more than having to make herself heard every time he was in the vicinity in order to feel like she was worth something? Yes, she wanted acceptance, since after all, with her back
Transhorties: TG ColaTranshorties: TG Cola And BlackjackTranshorties: TG Cola2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Don't think you've got us believing this story for one second," said the young man in front of our.... er protagonist. "That stuff's fake." There was a very irritating smirk on his face as he brushed his shaggy red hair out of his face.
"Nope!" Said his still rather smug looking friend though his hair was too short for him to do his own smarmy hair flip. "It's 100% real, Brennan. I guarantee."
That someone wouldn't believe the issue at hand isn't actually very surprising it was rather incredible. In fact, in normal situations Jonny would've been totally understanding. But everyone who knew Brennan knew he had a tendency to be obnoxiously combative on purpose, and Jonny really didn't have the patience for it at the moment. Who could blame him, with the windfall that had fallen into his lap?
"Yeah, right." Brennan shot nastily. "You've played stupid jokes on us before, Jonny. W
Broken Mirror - TGJared studied the mirror, feeling for stubble with his palm for a moment before grabbing the razor; Kat could wait five minutes. He squirted the cream on it in a neat swirl, running the razor under hot water in preparation and lifted the cream laden hand to his face. He paused, staring at the smooth skin in the reflection for a moment, letting his hand fall. Wide brown eyes stared back at him, outlined by faint eyebrows and soft cheek bones, and framed by shaggy hair that moved down past the shoulder. He ran his eyes across it, uncertainly, all the way to his chest; there was something important about his chest. He stared at it for a moment, mind refusing to put it to words until he squeezed his eyes shut in frustration, then snapped them open again.Broken Mirror - TG4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A faint stubble decorated the cheeks of his broad face. His eyes were a little on the small side, though not by much. His mouth was a thin line from concentration, and his eyebrows were bushier than he would have liked. His hair was a litt
Percabeth ReunionAnnabeth paced the deck of the Argo II, anxious, her stomach flipping.Percabeth Reunion3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Leo- are we there yet?" She asked the curly-haired, Latino captain of the ship.
"Not quite yet, Wise Girl. It's right up ahead though. Don't worry- you'll see Percy soon." He replied with a slight smirk.
Her heart started beating faster, and she stared into the distance at the Roman camp, not even bothering to acknowledge that snide remark with a dirty look. Her mind drifted towards Percy. She pictured the last time she saw him in her mind.
His sea-green eyes that sparkled, his adorable eyebrow knitting, and the way his mouth opened to protest going to sleep without her. She had hushed him and wrapped her arms around his neck, and gave him a deep kiss, which he eagerly gave back. It felt as if they were kissing for centuries, but centuries still wasn't enough. Though, they were demigods, only half god, and had to breathe (sadly).
"I love you, Seaweed Brain. Now go to bed- you need to go." She had told him.
One Day in My Shoes Part 1"Hey J.D.!" Rachel said running into the living room, where he was reading a comic on the sofa, "Heads up!"One Day in My Shoes Part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He glanced up in time to see her do a catlike jump over the coffee table and directly at him. He dropped the comic just as she landed right on him, crushing his chest with her own large and heavy chest. "Hi sweetie!" she said giving him a big kiss on the lips as she recovered from the jump, "You wouldn't believe it!"
"I'm still not sure I believe what you just did!" he said gasping for breath as he pushed onto the other side of the couch, "Don't do that again!"
"Sorry!" she giggled, "Anyways, I did it! I got a job!"
"You got a what?"
"A job!" she said excitedly, "I told you I've been looking for a job for a while now to help pay for some of the stuff we buy for ourselves."
"Oh yeah," he said sitting up straight, "I'm just surprised you got it so quickly."
"Well it turned out to be easier than I thought," she said, "I checked out a lot of the
Survivor - TGThey clambered through the street, bodies moving slowly, the scent of decay rising from their flesh; decay smelled like perfume.Survivor - TG4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Their skin was unblemished, untarnished by even the smallest of callouses. The sun shone from it like overwaxed plastic, glittering off every centimeter of flesh that managed to poke through the oversized and tattered clothes.
Without pants, and in baggy underwear, they made their way across the streets, their nipples bouncing occasionally out of a slit, and wiggling in the air as they stiffened. Their hair flouncing around their curved bottoms, their lips curling into a perfect smile to reveal their glimmering teeth.
The zombies were putting on a pretty good show, from where Dawn was sitting. Up on top of his fortress, he was safe from their attacks; below his feet was a building that had been built to hold food for years. It was as good a life as could be expected in a Fallen world. It had been a good life, under the zombie queen’s reign. Dawn
ColdCause it's you and me and all of the people with nothing to doCold2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nothing to lose
And it's you and me and all other people
And I don't know why, I can't keep my eyes off of you
~You and Me, Lifehouse
February 18, 2003
Inside a shack
Somewhere within Russia
"I'm cold," Jill shivered, rubbing her hands up and down her arms to create warmth, a useless action. She moved closer to the fireplace which gave off little heat.
"I am, too," Chris agreed, zipping his green winter jacket all the way up.
"How long until they come back?" She questioned, her breath visible, coming out of her mouth like feather-light clouds.
"Don't know," He sighed.
Hours ago, Chris and Jill infiltrated a secret Umbrella Facility, defeating countless B.O.W.s, including a new one called the T-A.L.O.S.. Umbrella placed a countless amount of money investing on this B.O.W. for who knows how long, which inevitably was a fatal blow that would cause them to go bankrupt. Ho
ScarsThe war was over. It had taken everything they had, but they had finally won. The Giants were defeated and Gaea was silenced for now.Scars3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The injuries were innumerable. The deaths, horrifying. The mental sanity of everyone participating had been compromised; everyone had lost something, everyone had lost someone.
As the bravest hero who ever lived lay on the cold, rocky ground, staring up at the cold, gray sky, bleeding onto the cold, gray stones, he thought, inexplicably, of her warm, gray eyes. The last time he'd seen her, she had taken a knife through the stomach and he hadn't even had time to try to heal her before he had been dragged off, barely able to defend himself. That was the explanation for the massive blood loss he was experiencing, the awful pain in his leg.
But he didn't feel the physical pain. He didn't feel the blood loss. Only the loss of Annabeth.
SafeWesker's hand was tightening around Chris's throat. I knew he was about to kill him. I saw the window behind Wesker and remembered the cliff that started immediately after. The thought was in my head and I would do it. Chris had only moments left before Wesker would kill him.Safe5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I charged at Wesker. I couldn't let him kill the man that had been my partner for a decade. Chris was the closest person to me, the only person that knew all the horrors I had seen, the only one who had been there for me when my father died. He was the man I loved.
The force of my charge knocked Wesker back. The sound of glass shattering was loud in my ears as Wesker crashed through it. I tried to stop my feet and push away from him so he fell and I didn't. He continued out the window to fall down the cliff.
I couldn't stop myself quick enough and fell foreword. I didn't fall as far out as Wesker. I threw one hand against the rocky cliff and caught myself.
"Jill!" I heard Chris call out. I realized I was jus
A ChanceWally (Kid Flash) & Artemis Fanfic (Spitfire xD)A Chance3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"C'mon, Artemis. Give me a chance." He whispered in her ear as he followed behind her. No matter where in the cave she went, he followed.
"And why should I?" She replied, forcing herself not to yell, ignoring the shivers that ran down her body as his breath touched her cheek. He smelled of Artemis continued to stare intently at the book titles, just so she didn't have to look at those amazing green orbs. The book titles were the last thing on her mind, though.
"Because I am a nice guy."
Artemis scoffed and turned around, glaring. "No, Baywatch, you're not. You probably could be, but you have just shown me you are an annoying, womanizing, self-centered bastard!"
Before she knew what was happening, Artemis was up against the bookshelf in the "Cha-Dex" reference center in the back of the library. This was insane. Wally hadn't left her alone for nearly a month, and she couldn't figure out why. Sure, he had picked on her, but he had nev
Secretary - TGThere was a button beneath Leonardo's desk. He'd noticed it a few minutes ago, for the first time, upon reaching under his desk. He'd found it by accident, chasing a dropped pen; it had fascinated him since, distracting him from his work every time he'd directed his eyes at the cluttered mass of papers amassed on the cherry wood. Everything did that, though; work was just too boring.Secretary - TG4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The button, though, was special; or Leonardo told himself it was. It was a button; a red button, placed beneath his desk without his foreknowledge, just primed for an accidental touch; it filled his imagination with possibilities, straight from his artwork. Perhaps it was a secret button; capable of turning men into women. Perhaps it shot a call to the police; or some secret agents, who had been tied to the last owner of his desk. Perhaps his desk had some amazing, legendary ex owner; despite the fact that he had bought it new.
His fingers clutched at his knee caps, resisting the urge to crawl forward and
GoneI don't own PJOGone2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Thanks Sally" Annabeth Chase daughter of Athena said as she got out of her boyfriend's mom's car.
"Thanks mom" Percy said.
" Your welcome kids. Just remember be safe and have fun. I'll see you in three weeks or so. Bye"
"Your mom's awesome Percy." Annabeth said.
"I know she is" He responded.
Together they walked hand in hand to Thalia's tree. Taking their time and enjoying each other's company.
"Hey Peleus." Annabeth greeted the dragon. Percy couldn't help but notice how amazing his girlfriend was. She was smart. She put of with his stupidity (must of the time). She was fearless, pretty, and she was his best friend. Annabeth looked over at him and smiled. How was it possible that she could still give him butterflies in his stomach just by looking at him? He pulled her into a kiss, which she gladly returned. Until a group of Aphrodite camper started giggling. They pulled apart blushing. She turned to him and said." Come on lets go unpack. "
As soon as they walked into P
If Half-Bloods never existed - Percabeth - CH. 1Just a quick summary for those who don't understand (:If Half-Bloods never existed - Percabeth - CH. 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Well, like the title says, this is a story of how Percy and Annabeth would meet if demigods never existed, or camp half-blood or the gods. So there isn't any monsters or killing, just a classic love story
~ PERCY ~
"I know, mom." I said into my cell phone.
"Listen, Percy, I'm serious." My mom sighed on the other side of the phone. "You're nineteen, and you've graduated" - I could help but notice how relieved she sounded when she said that - "I think its time you get a job."
"Yes, a job. A new bakery has opened up just around the corner, and they need new employee's. Why don't you go there?"
I breathed out heavily. "Alright."
"Good. Bye, Percy."
I hung up and stuffed my phone into my jacket pocket, then wandered down the street to the new bakery. Sure enough, a sign attached to the window said 'Employee's wanted!'
Reluctantly, I opened up the door and a bell jingled, then a man came out of a room at the back and
Naruino Chapter 1 "TIE"---------------------------------------------Chapter 1-----------------------------------------------Naruino Chapter 1 "TIE"6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Waking from his slumber Naruto , the hero of this story,yawns loudly and gets blinded by the suns bright rays through the window. He looked at the calendar and noticed today was a Saturday. He grinned. Today was his day off from being the hokages little errand boy. He planned to go visit Sasuke today to have a guys night out.
He got up from the bed and stretched and walked towards the bathroom still tired. He took a shower first relaxing under the hot water. After about 10 minutes he got out and dried off and went to his closet, He found a black undershirt, a orange jacket with the red swirl on his right sleeve and black pants. He changed into his outfit and got his sandals on and grabbed his keys and put it in his ninja pouch.