ANL 'Incident on the Isabella' part oneANL 'Incident on the Isabella' part one3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam opened his eyes and stretched before sitting up in his bunk. He felt a bit groggier than usual this morning and his limbs were leaden and weighed down. He punched the bunk above him a few times, Jay mumbled something incomprehensible before rolling over in his bunk and started snoring again almost immediately. Sam shook his head and decided right there that the thing he missed most about living on a planet was having a room to himself. It took an extra amount of effort to climb out of his bunk, and it was starting to dawn on him that it might be more than early morning sleepiness dogging him. He stood there quietly listening to the ship for a few seconds; the rumble from the torch was definitely a bit louder than it had been so they were going somewhere in a hurry. There hadn't been an alert though so it couldn't be an emergency. He shrugged and shook Jay's arm a few times, "T
ANL- Roja finaleANL- Roja finale2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam woke slowly, dimly aware of the muffled chirping of his wireless' alarm from under the bunk. It continued sounding for a short while before finally resetting itself to go off in another ten minutes. He didn't care, right at that moment he didn't care about anything else except for the person that was still wrapped in his arms. He pulled her into his chest and she made a small noise of approval before nestling farther into his embrace.
Sam felt her starting to stir; she looked up at him with sleepy, contented eyes for a moment before bolting awake. She sat there a moment with her hand over her mouth before quietly hissing, "Oh shit! I didn't mean to fall asleep! I probably shouldn't be down here should I?"
Sam quietly laughed at her as she fumbled in the dark trying to gather her clothing together, "Probably not."
She threw his shirt at him, "Shut up and help me! I can't find my bra, wh
HelpHelp4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Wanna wanna see your face
Open your arms and I'll come runnin
Runnin runnin faster now
Can't wait to get out of this hell
Please help me live
Help me love
Help me and pray-y
Standin waitin what do I do
Nothin to live for and now
Nothin to me never gonna
See your perfect face again
Please help me live
Help me love
Help me and pray-y
My life is nothing
You're my only
Never could forget your smile
If only I could see you love you
Hold you in my arms forever
Miss you wish you
Knew how hard it is to live
Without your love
I wanna find my only hero
The only one i've ever loved
I wanna know that you are listenin
Open your eyes and i'll run------
Heeeeelp please help me live
Help me love
Help me and pray-y
Heeeelp please help me live
Help me love
Help me and pray-----y
Resolution 1. SoulSilverResolution3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Oh, fu-OOMF!" Silver almost fell over from the bear-glomp.
"DAMN IT WOMAN, GET OFF!" He groaned as he tried to shake the pig-tailed brunette off him.
An attempt which failed.
"For Arceus' sake, GET THE FUCK OFF ME, KOTONE!!" He raged, even louder than last time. Damn, this woman is getting annoying.
Noticing the agitation in Silver's voice was starting to get more intense, Kotone released her iron-grip on his shoulder, sighing.
"Sheesh, you're as grumpy as ever, Birthday Boy! And you're not in the New Year mood either!" Kotone argued.
'Oh yeah... today's the 31st of December...' Silver remembered. He lost track of the days when he went into solitary training. It was his birthday today, not that it mattered. He hated his birthday, in fact, he despised it. Today's no different.
"I got you a gift!" Kotone radiated, waving a gift bag in front of his face, oblivious to his downcast.
"Actually, I got you two gifts, one for New Years' the ot
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 6Heaven is Other Roko INA part 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shari opened his eyes and saw, besides the glare of the sun as it came up over the trees, a dark shadow that turned into the face of a kangaroo.
He sat up, and the kangaroo turned away, disinterested. Shari glaned around and wondered why he was under a tree in the middle of an open field away from the main road.
He had to urinate again, and did so in the field. His head ached like a vise being pressed around it--a hangover. He emptied his entire waterskin into his mouth before feeling able to walk just a little, despite all the sores in his feet, legs and back. It was around that time as he leaned on a tree to stop the pounding in his head that he remembered what he was doing.
"You idiot!" He shouted, kicking up the dust on the road. "Storming off drunk in the heat of the summer!"
The sudden outburst spooked the kangaroo that time, who sprang away, causing two or three more hidden in the tall grass to leap up and leave with it.
Shari was less angry at himself for making the decision th
ANL- Furlough, part twoANL- Furlough, part two2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was late at night and Jay still wasn't back from the airport. Their flight was tomorrow and there was some trouble that he'd had to go deal with in person, Sam wasn't sure what it was and hadn't thought to ask so he just sat there watching the vid with Tam and Feile, nursing a beer waiting. Earlier, Feile had laid her head down in her mate's lap was now softly snoring while he stroked her shoulder. Once he was sure she was asleep he pulled a pouch out of his pocket and rolled some of the contents up in a swatch of paper. Lighting it, he took a puff at it and slowly exhaled a stream of smoke from his nostrils before offering it to Sam.
Sam smiled and put his hand up, "No thanks, I'm good with the beer."
He nodded and leaned back into the couch again, "It helps with the pain. Once in a while I can still feel my arm."
Sam sat there studying the t
Farfetch'd Soup for the Soul1. OriginalFarfetch'd Soup for the Soul3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Green paced back and forth, his head bewildered with massive worry and angst. His hand clamped his mouth, trying his best to calm down. His ears caught the soft murmurs of Eevee and Pikachu. The boy glanced at the two small starters. Both of them were worried as well. Pikachu showed more concern and fear in his eyes, his frown never gone from his face since he appeared on Green's doorstep.
Green let out of loud huff. He should have known better. That mountain is frickin' freezing for Arceus sake! People could die there!
He shivered viciously at the terrifying thought. Suddenly, he heard faint coughs inside his room. Without a single thought, Green slammed the door open. He could see the dark-haired boy, coughing and breathing weakly on his bed. The young leader rushed to his aid, legs moving like he was running a marathon. "Red!" he shouted in panic. The boy stood beside his bed, hands holding his friend's shoulder.
Red opened his eyes weakly. He f
The end of the escapeI was barely fifteenThe end of the escape3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when I used to say
"I wanna die young".
You know, it's not just
that being old sucks,
it's that responsibility
is the mask of a huge loss:
you'll be never more as free as a kid.
I have been coherent,
I have spent all my life
But now, she is coming, closer than ever.
I sense her, right beside me, waiting.
I courted her for so many years
that she has started following me wherever I go.
This time I guess I'll kiss her.
I observe the needle,
knowing that it's not me
who controls the hand
that drives it into my flesh.
As she starts to hug me
and the world to fade,
I murmur to my lover
"And yet twenty is so soon..."
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 5Heaven is Other Roko INA part 53 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Glancing back and seeing nobody, Shari left the residence hall. Compared to the air in the baths, the outdoor air was refreshing. For extra relief, he dunked his head into the large central fountain that laid between the four buildings. The cold shock only half-rejuvenated his mind, doing little to push out the drunkenness, but it was enough to clear away the tears.
The sun was down, and the stars hung in the sky, but the night was still far too young to see the sun's shadow, the black moon that moved always opposite. Reaffixing his glasses and the cloak, Shari sat on the fountain wall, still fuming. He was perfectly aware he was drunk, but despite this state he could not shake the final conclusion that he had come to: he absolutely had to get out of here and finish what the brigands had started a long time ago. Taking any more time waiting around would have only led to more risk at being discovered, more punishments and more injustice, while if he took off and failed, he would merely
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 4Heaven is Other Roko INA part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I've written . . . most of a book," Shari said, his words slurring. He wasn't very drunk, but still more inebriated than he'd ever been before. "Based on my research into the Principle War. I wanted to do the same as this ancient book I read, that diagrammed the motion of the armies over the continent--oh, but I'm not terribly good at keeping my lines . . ."
Shari lifted his head, half-seeing the room around him for the first time. He pulled together the pieces--the towel racks, the wood benches, the warm humidity, the soapy odor, and several dozen other roko walking out of the dressing rooms wearing no clothing. When had they gone down to the baths?
"I'm, I'm sorry, how long have I been talking?" Shari said.
"About the time you finished your soup, you haven't shut up," Zure said.
Shari grinned at her stupidly.
The walls in the dressing room were lined floor to ceiling with cubby holes. Doorways led out in four directions: hot water (further down the hall from where they came i
Zhuns personal art tips 9Zhuns personal art tips 93 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I troll DA often and I come across alot of people who really crave some good art direction for themselves. Alot of people just don't know what to do or how to discipline themselves to improve their artwork/art journey. I remember when I was new to DA and at the same time new to taking artwork seriously (art school and such) that I was at a total loss at what I was doing. I had no direction, nobody would offer any advice and worse yet I was way too inexperienced to figure out that I had to ask for help. I didn't know about getting help lol. So, I was wondering around aimlessly for years.....yes, YEARS! I know at least one of you can vouch for that, as you followed me along my art journey.
So, with that said, I also don't notice any of these floating around DA. This isn't a guide to getting popular. If you're here to be popular, chances are it wont happen (because thats how karma rolls), or you'll achieve it but it will come with great sadness (drama)
1. How to draw wolves, or
Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 2Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Captain," the ringel addressed from the viewscreen. The words lagged behind the image as the translator, unhooked from the central computer, struggled to interpret his language without help of the predictor module. The computer did a fine job of matching his voice, however, with its gruff, insulting tone. The ringel had kicked his boots onto the desk in front of him, and he held in each arm a ringel female.
Ringel were unlike the geroo; gray and white fur covered their slim bodies. They had round black noses instead of broad flat ones, and dark patches of fur most notable around their eyes. Were he not wearing boots, the ringel would be displaying his five-toed feet. Their tails compensated for their verminesque slenderness by growing thick bushy fur with dark rings--hence their moniker.
Given the sharp and accented manner in which he was dressed, in a fur-lined sleeveless vest and gloves, Ateri assumed it was for either confidence or intimidation. But this source of dread came from h
TFA: A Screamer and A Baby 2Where go? Bumblebee asked long after finishing the energon and having the cube taken and tossed away by the seeker. He shifted in Starscreams arms and snuggled closer to the tall mechs spark chamber, glancing around wide-optic and curiously.TFA: A Screamer and A Baby 26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A way out of this accursed cavern. If you meddlesome Autobots learned to not interfere with my plans, then neither of us would be in this situation in the first place, Starscream bluntly explained as a scowl of annoyance appeared. He glanced down at the bright sparkling, after feeling him move in his arms, without much thought that he currently had no idea what Starscream was talking about. Bumblebee, un-phased and paying no mind to the statement on the other hand, smiled innocently and dove to embrace Starscreams neck again.
Stop that! Starscream hissed and pulled the sparkling out of physical reach of the area after deciding he was irritably fed up with his sparkling attitude and affection. In
Why Now?Why'd I snapWhy Now?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It shouldn't bother me anymore
It was long ago
I said my part.
I hurt her already.
So why was it.
I snapped at that.
Something so stupid.
My whole life, I was just being used.
My kindness got the better of me and random people just used me.
The moment they realize this beast was harmless.
They took advantage.
From the very beginning, I was being used.
And when I finally realized that, I held a grudge.
I learned to hate her. Yet in the end I still fall under her lies.
I obediently did everything you wanted me to do. I cleared your name and dirtied my own hands.
I took your burden and placed it on my own shoulders.
Finally one day I just snapped at you, and you left me. Never to return.
That day I cried. But I was confused, my mind and heart couldn't make a choice.
Was these tears of happiness. Or sorrow?
Did the little girl inside me, who loved you so dearly, regret what I said.
Or was I happy, that finally, this cage I was in was now unlocked.
I said m
Deceived Looks "Oh you are such an adorable little girl!"Deceived Looks3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Oh my, what beautiful eyes you have!"
"My dear child, you look like a doll!"
All these words had been occupying my ears since birth. It didn't irritate me at first. In fact, I kind of liked it. I enjoyed the attention I was getting. My cheerful personality had won the hearts of many. My childish looks had attracted many attention from far and wide. I was proud to say the least. My voice was gentle and soothe, yet perky and loud like an angelic toddler.
I was what they would state me; a kid and lady at heart.
But I wasn't always happy with these compliments.
"Oh my, sweetheart, a lady does not take activities that involved getting dirty."
"You wish to train a Pokémon? My Arceus dear, you are such a sweet kidder! What nonsense!"
"Are you sure you can manage such a brutal
CE- Childhood Memory"A girl? Does she like battling!?"CE- Childhood Memory2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well she's a girl so no.
"Don't go teaching our son sexist things."
The black haired man sweat dropped and rub his shoulder were his lovely wife had hit him just now, a young boy about the age of five was sitting down patiently and eating his snack before he was sent out to play with one of his Father's daughter. Ruby for one just wanted to train and get stronger so that he can complete his goal and be win all eight badges before the age of eleven.
He childishly and messily ate his snack which was a small cake. Aisuru, his mother fixed his hat he loved to wear, as Norman, his father started to talk on the phone. "Ruby, they said the girl is at the forest by a ri-"
Without a second thought, Ruby had jumped out of his chair and ran outside barking at Coco, Nana, and Ruru to follow him. Aisuru face palm as his rash behavior and secretly wished she had a girl. Norman smirked knowing what she was thinking and hug
Alternate Dilemma "Jun, you okay?" Hikari sat next to the sulking blonde. Unlike any other day, Jun seemed upset. His knees were brought to his chest. The boy placed his forehead on his knees and moaned in despair. "Jun…?" Worried, the dark brunette lightly squeezed his shoulder.Alternate Dilemma2 years ago in Humor More Like This
"No I am not okay!" Finally, Jun screamed into the blue skies, causing Hikari to jump backwards. Her eyes blinked dumbfoundedly at her mourning friend. Hands covering his face, Jun swayed his body left and right in a frantic manner.
Before her lips could even part, Jun continued, "My dad called me today."
"Oh," was all she answered. An eyebrow raised, Hikari sat properly next to her best friend. The girl stretched her legs out front, feeling her toes wiggle comfortably in her sandals. "That's a good thing. Your dad is always busy. So it's nice that he called you."
But apparently, Jun wasn't finished. "It would be awesome and stuff. If he frickin' remembers my name!"
Taken aback by the l
Jealous Mask Silver wasn't much to be the jealous type, especially in relationships.Jealous Mask3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Now that he thought about it, he doesn't have a girlfriend as a reason to be jealous for in the first place.
Kotone wasn't a proper reason.
Or at least, that's what he thought
Silver leaned forward on the fence boringly, fingers impatiently tapping on the hard wood. He propped his chin with his right palm. His eyes gazed out in the open, mind flowing about since two minutes ago.
It irritated him to realize that the only idea bugging him now was none other than about his pesky rival.
Where the fuck is she? I haven't seen that brat for a month! What? Is she dead? Silver huffed harshly. He quickly shook his head and snapped out of his questioning trance. "Why do I care?" Finally, he had some peace and quiet. Finally, he could focus on his training and find a way to actually
Draconic Embrace- Charizard TFIt was a quiet, peaceful night as Peter, a Pokémon trainer, was sitting back against the side of his house, looking up quietly at the stars. He let out a soft sigh of content as he gazed up at the night sky - after spending so long travelling it was good to take a break every once in a while, and he was pretty sure his Pokémon agreed with him there.Draconic Embrace- Charizard TF4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Perhaps I should call one of them out." He wondered aloud, standing up as he went into his house to check on his team.
He quickly scanned over his Pokéballs, considering which one he ought to take with him outside. Clearly not Espeon; they weren't night loving creatures. Aerodactyl was worn out from the flight back home, so he thought that it was probably already asleep. Gabite and Luxray were possibilities, but they'd spent a lot of time wandering the forests earlier. He considered the final two, but decided that Nidoking could wait until later. Charizard rarely got a chance to just come out and relax, and it had definitely
For Name's Sake 1. SoulSilverFor Name's Sake3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver, Silver, Sil-"
"SHUT UP, WOMAN!" Silver screamed back.
"But Siilllvv-" Kotone purred.
"Why is your name 'Silver'?"
"I told you, I don't know!" Silver raged.
"You should know, it's your name!" Kotone argued.
"Are you going to give this up?"
"Yeah, I thought so. Look, I don't know, okay? You figure it out!" Silver said, raising his voice.
Kotone sat down on the grass and started to think. She was quiet for so long that Silver started to get worried.
"Hey... um, maybe it's because my eyes are silver... it's no big deal, Kotone..." Silver said, trying to break the ice.
"Silver..." Kotone whispered, head down.
"Your name... it... suits you." Kotone said, raising her head.
"Um, what do you mean?" Silver asked, unsure of what she was talking about.
"If you think about the metal, it's very much like you. Elegant and refined, yet bold and expressive." Kotone smiled genuinely.
Kotone's cute a
How to Attract a Woman1. GreenHow to Attract a Woman3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Here you go my little brat." Green flashed a seductive smirk while holding a single red rose in front of the curious brunette. Leaf was stunned without words. She didn't expect the young Viridian leader to pop up in front of her doorstep at 5 in the morning.
Green smirked devilishly. "Told you I'm anticipating for our little date today." He chuckled at her messy brown hair and shocked expression. Clearly Leaf had just awakened. She wore nothing but a big tee and a pink panty. The sight sent a tingling joy in his skin. Green focused his attention on her adorable, dumbstricken face; his smirk never leaving his lips. The boy has no regrets surprising her at dawn.
"Look Hikari! I've plucked some Mago berries for you!" Jun screamed happily while flashing a bucket filled with berries in front of his childhood friend. Sadly, instead of a happy squeal, he obtained a frightful gasp.
"Jun! What the hell happened to your body and face?!"
The blonde pursed a curious
evergreenUnder the cedar boughs forming scars against the skyevergreen3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I found them: brilliant, ghost-like, humble creatures
Timid like the greying clouds fearful of weeping
Drinking from a hollow in the evergreen
They scattered as they saw me
Leaving a lone shade lying decimated in the earthly compost
Fading like sand pulled flat by the tide
I knew this was how they would come to their end
The waning gibbous cannot guide them home
As there is no return for those forgotten
So they rest and worship the dark crescent cup until she fills again
Thirsting for the stagnant puddles of the evergreen
Ancient AwakeningTyrannosaurus rex TF SoloAncient Awakening3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jason smashed hard against the stone wall of the cavern as the beam of green energy flowed into his chest. He slid down the wall and moaned in pain as the energy continued to enter into his body. Jason could feel the ancient energy flowing throughout his entire body; tingling as it circulated through him. He was in a great amount of pain from when the energy hit him, but he managed to slowly bring himself to his feet.
Looking back at the pillar, he noticed that the energy had stopped flowing into him. However, he could still feel it dwell beneath his skin. Jason felt more of the energy pulsing into his feet, making it somewhat difficult to stand. A sudden pressured pain feeling started on both of his feet. Looking down, Jason was completely shocked at what he saw.
The shoes on his feet were being strained from his feet suddenly growing in size. They didn't last for long, as they practically exploded off of his feet to reveal a horrifying sight. Jason's toes we