Nobel Peace PrizeBarack Obama says, Syria won't be another Iraq.Nobel Peace Prize3 months ago in Editorial More Like This
Unfortunately, he had said Iraq wouldn't be another Afghanistan.
"Russia 2015" will possibly be not another Syria.
Samantha's MissionMy chosen words are: Princess, Chess, Butt-Snuggles, and Bloody.Samantha's Mission6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bioware owns Mass Effect.
Commander Hope Shepard walked into the QEC room behind the war-room on the Normandy with a happy spring in her step. The last few fights had taken their toll on the young commander, and even Garrus had seen the weight pressing down on her shoulders since Mordin died several weeks ago. And then there was Cerberus on the Citadel, Thane’s death and a myriad of everything else she was responsible for. She had no idea it was starting to show and was embarrassed when her friend asked about it. She was, after all, the Commander, the one who holds everyone else up.
But now, she had Samantha. Just thinking of those soft, honey eyes and the lilting sound of her voice made Shepard feel better. They spent each night together now. Sharing, loving, snuggling, teasing or just talking. Hope knew she had already fallen for the smart, cheeky, beautiful comms specialist and it gave her something to l
DESCENT Luna's nerves were firing on all cylinders. She'd flown in pelicans before. Dozens of times in fact. Except this time it wasn't a drill. It wouldn't be some pre-meditated safe landing. No stun-round guns. This was real. Danger. Her heart was beating strong. She was nervous. Her first mission. Thank god she wasn't alone for it. Now if her teacher would just spill the details. The joyride had begun with a loud start. Yet he had remained so still and stoic through it all in his seat. Now it was all a waiting game. She wouldn't have minded had there been something to see along the ride. A window or something to distract her attention would help, but there was no window, and she was tired of waiting. She wanted to know.DESCENT1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"So what's Fumirole? What are we doing?"
He looked up as if he'd been silently meditating to himself. "It's an old-world colony. Far out from UNSC control, the atmosphere and conditions are much like planet Earth. ONI intel has relayed that there is a la
Shepard and Samantha truest of lovesMeeting mother and Will you...Shepard and Samantha truest of loves1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So, when is your mother going to be here?" Katherine Shepard's girlfriend, Samantha, asked.
Katherine sighed and said, "I assumed when she heard that I was with someone, she would be here before we got here."
Hannah, Katherine's mother, showed up not long after that. Katherine sighed somewhat angrily, since she and her mother did not talk that much after she joined the alliance. Hannah and Samantha saw each other and were very glad to see each other.
"SO, who delayed you this time?" Katherine asked, "hot stud or pretty little number?"
"Pretty little number," Hanna said embarrassingly.
Hannah, Katherine and Samantha spent the next few hours at dinner and talking. Hannah was showing Samantha Katherine's baby pictures, much to Katherine's dismay. Katherine then got up off her chair and knelt down next to Samantha.
"Samantha,I love you," Katherine said, "I want us to be together forever, travelling the galaxy with our children. I have plans to build a big ho
Mass Effect Contest Human/Geth OCName: Ardent HooperMass Effect Contest Human/Geth OC1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Species: Human (technically Geth)
Occupation: Ex-Alliance Marine/Freelancer/Agent of the Geth
Appearance: Due to his shyness, he wears his helmet around others, Human or alien. His personality however makes him stick out from the rest.
Personality: Hooper is an up-beat, forward thinking tech prodigy. He is also philosophical, and believes in friendship and cooperation between all life, Human and alien. He enjoys humor and casual hang-outs with his friends, and passes the time with tinkering with his inventions and creating new ones. Sometimes he appears to be easy-going during serious situations. The truth is he is always 5 steps ahead of time, and never goes in without a back-up plan; or several! He strongly despises arrogance, baseless prejudice, and unnecessary violence, especially against those who cannot defend themselves. When conflict rises, he seeks to end it ASAP. Heated arguments on very sensitive subjects tire him out. He treats ev
Halo: Hidden: PrologueA dark space was all he saw.Halo: Hidden: Prologue1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Then a flicker of light was shed, weak but distinct from the darkness. It glowed in a vague red sheen, and as it grew stronger it also started to move.
And as it moved further towards some attraction in the darkness he started hearing voices, them too, vague but distinct nonetheless. As they became clearer he understood that they were the same a woman. And she was calling out to something - someone, he guessed, as he couldn't make the name.
The light had reached its attraction, a checkpoint with another light, which immediately started running in the same straight manner. By now several other lights just like the first had come into view, and he could make that they all were heading for the same source.
The voice came again, a little clearer now, and then a hammering once. He could make out a brief notion of what the voice was saying, but it was blurry.
...eef... nee ou...
'Eef?' Who or what was 'Eef'?
Then as it came a second time
Epilogue AshleyMass EffectEpilogue Ashley2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
ME3: Epilogue Ashley
Five years later Shepard and Ashley walked through the Afterlife bar on Omega, the music was loud and Shepard could see in Ashley's face that she didn't like the music, "I don't know why the council could just us what our mission is," Ashley said, "I mean why do we have to come to this place and talk to that Asari."
"Aria isn't too bad," Shepard said, "you just have to know how not to get on her bad side."
"Still why do we have to report to her," Ashley insisted.
"Aria hold power over the Asari councillor," Shepard said, "during the Reaper invasion she asked the Asari councillor to take care of the fact that she never officially registered coming to the Citadel. The councillor did it like as if she was Aria's slave."
"So you mean that the Asari councillor is corrupt?" Ashley said shocked.
"Maybe," Shepard said, "but it does show how much pull Aria has even on the Citadel."
They approached the area that Aria was in, just before they turn
New Game: Nicole, a Dead Space CreepypastaHello, my name is Chris and this is a tale I never told until now and you might never believe me, but I'll tell it anyway. What happened to me only happened a few months ago and yet I know I'll never be the same.New Game: Nicole, a Dead Space Creepypasta10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Before I start I should say that I'm a hardcore gamer and I'm a big fan of survival-horror video games. You know like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Left 4 Dead ect. but the one series I loved since the start was Dead Space. I've played all the games, watched all the tie-in movies, even had a few of the action figures (so yeah I'm slightly obsessed with the series). So naturally I was excited for Dead Space 3, but I didn't have enough cash so I decided to use my usual scheme, buy some cheap games from a pawn shop and trade them in at like a Gamestop for more money. And since I already traded in Dead Space 1, 2, and Extraction, I decided to buy them again since I kinda want to recap the storyline and for nostalgia's sake.
So I went to my local pawn shop and checked their games for
Dead Space: Consume and Control: Chapter 1Dead Space: Consumed and ControlDead Space: Consume and Control: Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter One: Awakening
A.I. Speaker: Warning, warning, an anomaly detected on the Gov.Sector labs, all personal must evacuate immediately.
As it continued repeated, Usui gains conscious, and finding herself inside the test tube. She trying to break it open, worried that she might drown. After a few attempts, the glass of the tube breaks, falling on the floor. As she try to get up, she cough allot of liquid substances form the tubes, and horrified seeing her arms and legs mutated.
Usui: What!? What is this..?
As she examined her mutation, a blade pops out her right pawn, nearly misses her head.
Usui: What the!? Whats happening?
(Video log plays)
Dr.Javier: This is Dr.Javier reporting. The results of the subject-001 were fail. The brain cells were failing, completely out of control. He killed three people in the process. So we had no choice but to eliminate the subject. We can start the project from the scratch with Dr.Mercer techniques, without the subje
Mass Effect 3: Redux 1Chapter 1: FarewellMass Effect 3: Redux 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commander John Shepard was lying on the couch in what he would call his new apartment, but after the events in the Bahak system, it was nothing more than a lavish prison to him. His home was just an ear shot's away from the Alliance headquarters on Earth, located in hustling and bustling Vancouver, of the United North American States. Lots of tall buildings and lovely patios for those who either had great Alliance connections, or really knew how to get the best in life. Shepard was not one of those people. Although, judging by his current living status, you would not think that. A large condo with snow white walls and floor, lamps giving off a calm blue light, bed and couch made out of special memory foam, working kitchen filled with food of the highest caliber, and furniture that would put the designs of the now extinct Ikea to shame. But all of that meant absolutely nothing to Shepard. After all, all the riches in the world couldn't make up for the l
Dead Space: Marker RisingDead Space: Marker RisingDead Space: Marker Rising4 years ago in Horror More Like This
By Ahura Werewolf
Note: Dead Space and all materials therein are copyrighted to EA Games.
The lonely emptiness of the colony struck Isaac as being rather odd. It is hard to believe that days prior it had been alive with the sounds of workers busy cracking the hard surface of Aegis 7. The only sign of life on the barren surface was the colony. The occasional dust storms had been the only reprieve for the workers from stepping foot outside of the colony. Not even a shred of plant life could find its roots. The winds had stripped any of the soil only leaving the hard bedrock bound like iron. What remained of the colony was like a lifeless shell that echoed with the voices of hundreds. The torment of their final moments lay spattered on the walls and floors. Bloody hand prints where they clung as they were pulled into the darkness. Barricades stood as erected monuments to the utter futility that hadnt seeped into the minds of the survivors. Organic mas
ME: Pilgrimage - EpilogueME: Pilgrimage - Epilogue1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mass Effect: Pilgrimage Epilogue
Approximately 1 month later...
The artificial grass crunched underfoot as Tali'Zorah landed, her knees bent to absorb the impact of the drop from the presentation platform above. It wasn't as soft as it looked, the verdant surface hiding a solid, unyielding core below. Tali's tired muscles protested at the strain but as she had done so many times recently, the quarian forced her body's complaints out of her head. The persistent drone of unattended alarms ringing through the council chambers was interrupted by the sound of a second figure joining her and Tali felt warmly reassured by the presence of the turian at her side. Despite the seriousness of their assignment she held back a smile, thinking back to the cautious manner with which she'd first treated Garrus Vakarian and how different things were now. So many things were different now, she knew. Tali had once thought that her adventures with Krovak Torr and Ren'Gerrel would end u
CookiesFandom: Mass EffectCookies1 month ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard rolled over in her bed, trying to ignore the prodding on her shoulder and the voice calling her name.
Pulling the covers over her head, she desperately tried to go back to sleep.
Burying her head under a pillow, the Commander smiled when she heard an exasperated sigh.
She settled deeper under the blankets and started to fall back asleep, thinking that the person had given up, until a hand jerked away her pillow and a voice yelled right into her ear.
“JANE! GARRUS SET THE CARGO BAY ON FIRE WITH THE MAKO CANNON!”
“What?!” Shepard jerked upright in the bed, her short hair sticking out wildly from her head, and sent blankets and pillows flying as she scrambled to get out of the bed. She was thoroughly tangled in the sheets when she registered the other person in the room doubled over with laughter, arms wrapped arou
ME New Realities Ch: 0Chapter 0: PrologueME New Realities Ch: 02 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jane Shepard was running for what felt like hours. The "Suicide Mission" had not gone according to plan. The collectors had been ready for her team and she had been forced to watch each of them die in front of her
Jacob Miranda Mordin Kasumi Jack Zaeed Thane Samara Grunt Legion Joker Tali and
Garrus Of all the deaths she had to witness, his was by far the most disgraceful to him Her squad had been hit by a neurotoxin paralyzing all of them. Garrus had been the only one to get his rebreather helmet on in time Jane remembered the vision all to easily. She was forced to watch Garrus be pulled away by the collectors after they had shot him in the legs and arms and she had been unable to do ANYTHING.
Garrus was gone The one person in the universe who could make her happy by simply being by her side and he was gone She didn't even have th
Light in the Darkest Hour ~Part 1~LIGHT IN THE DARKEST HOURLight in the Darkest Hour ~Part 1~2 weeks ago in Short Stories More Like This
A/N: Alexa Shepard, Vanguard, paragon, space kid and war hero. Paring Alexa Shepard/Kaidan Alenko. It takes place at the end of the game, with the crucible going off. Bioware owns all characters, I only gave them a little more life after the game ends. I hope you like it.
No walk ever felt longer or more painful than this one. With each step she let her mind drift to her friends and to her love. "I am so sorry, I never meant to hurt you Joker and EDI. But it is the only way to stop the Reapers for good. I hope that someday you will find it in your heart to forgive me." She swallowed and wiped some of the tears from her face. She slowly raised her gun. "Kaidan, my love, my heart, I am sorry that I can't be waiting for you. But I'll always be with you. I LOVE YOU, ALWAYS!"
She walked the last steps forward, knowing that she would not come back from this. But it was for the best, it had to be done. She was born for this. And when this was done
Every Dog Has Its DayThere once was a dog who wandered the streets. He was a kindly dog who did not have a home.Every Dog Has Its Day2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sometimes, he would see families at the park playing with their dogs. How he wished he were one of those dogs. After a time, he decided that he would try to befriend one of the children that played in the park. He was overcome with excitement and haphazardly ran toward a child while yelling "Hello!" over and over again. He had almost reached the child when, suddenly, he felt a sharp pain in his side. A man had kicked him causing him to yelp in pain. He never went back to the park again.
Despite that incident, it did not deter him from trying to find someone who wanted him. The dog promised himself that if he should ever find someone to love him, he would return that love a hundredfold.
One rainy morning, as he was searching for food, he happened to come across a pet store. Inside, he saw dozens of
Rocket to Insanity: Sound Of MadnessSound Of MadnessRocket to Insanity: Sound Of Madness7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Writen by Banditmax201
Inspired by the story of Rocket to insanity
Warning: This story has Gore, Things to do with murder.
If you have a weak heart, do not read
Today, 12:30 Midnight... Rainbow Dash just killed her friend Pinkie Pie. With the pain of killing her own friend, she is now trying to forget the night by singing it away. It does not seem to work, so she try's to see if pinkie could be still alive. She puts her hoof on her neck to see if she's alive still. In her head, a whisper came to her and made her panic a bit. "Kill", It started with the one word, That what started this mess. Then it happened, she found a Pulse in her friend. She could not believe it. Rainbow dash know she need to take her to the Doctor, but she also knows what will happen. Images came to her head of thing that she thought of and saw that may happen. So, she looked around for a bandage to wrap her up. She found a dress that was made by rarity. Rainbow Dash used it to cover Pi
Demonic children CH1_ENWith a rustling sound, the sheet of paper met the edge of the dusty table once more between many heavy old books.Demonic children CH1_EN2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"...as well as corrupting, demons have always tried to weaken humans so that their race finally triumphs. In the past, they used various strategies: mixing their blood to ours, spreading diseases through the vermin that is always by their side, using magic to seduce, hypnotize and control... The Hunt started to protect our kind against these monsters and their supporters, and can only end with the death of the very last one of them by the hands of Hunters. Only then can Men hope to live in peace."
This, was good. If he could remember the phrasing and the book he took it from...
"They are often found in groups of about ten, sometimes more but rarely less.
Signs and clues of the presence of a demon group:
-characteristic energy of demonic rituals
-isolated place or with reduced visibility
-smell of blood
-moves in pairs
-presence of numerous rats"
The teenager p
Left 4 Dead: PerksLeft 4 dead PerksLeft 4 Dead: Perks5 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Anti Tank Unit: +15% Damage to The Tank
Unlock: Inflict 120,000 damage to Tanks and acquire either the Tankbusters or Man Vs Tank achievement.
Heavy Hitter: Larger punch reach and cone, double punch damage and increased chance of knockdown. Increased chance of hitting hunters out of the air.
Unlock: Punch 250 common or special infected to death and acquire any two of the following achievements: Dead Stop, Hunter Punter, Clean Kill, Spinal Tap.
Head-Hunter: +25% Damage to Headshots on any infected, and a +5% damage to Hunters
Unlock: Kill 5 Hunters with a headshot and acquire either the Jump Shot or the Brain Salad achievement.
Light Step: If you walk slowly, the aggro area of idle infected and the Witch becomes much smaller for you
Unlock: Kill less than 1000 infected through-out an entire campaign
Witch Hugger: Gives you the option to hug the wi
Bring Your Sister to Work DayAs he watched the young mans form disappear through the large entryway, he couldnt help but feel a slight déjà vu. How many young, potential companions had he let slip through his fingers? Or rather, forcibly toss aside?Bring Your Sister to Work Day5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sander jumped up and sat on the edge of the stage, next to his newest and greatest master piece. He swung his legs a little and was embittered by the way his strange thoughts made his success fray at the edges and dull. That was when he heard a soft clanking. He looked over to one of those strange holes in the wall and watched a young girl crawl out. The young man, Jack he believed his name was, had helped remove the girls affliction, sparing her life. She wandered over to the large Big Daddy which had lumbered her way, alerted by the sound of her crawling. It held out its hand and she climbed up.
Do you still have it, Mr. Bubbles? She said in her soft voice. She reached around the creatures back and procured a small instru
Masha's First ContributionHere ya go. The man said as he forced the door. A blast of warm air escaped the room. The chamber had been closed off for years and the grisly remains inside had aged. The young woman held her wrist to her nose as she squeezed through the opening her friend had made. This is it. Gross thing, huh? He said, stepping up behind her.Masha's First Contribution5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Indeed it was a gross sight. The woman wouldve felt disgust if her mind hadnt been overrun with racing thoughts of possibilities and procedures and findings
Maam? Are you alright? The young man said to her. She was pulled out of her reverie and turned to him momentarily.
Yes Im fine. Just thinking. It really is fascinating, isnt it? She said.
Naw, really just depressing. Listen, look it over, see if this is actually what you need. There are more its just this one was closest and best remembered. He told her. She quickly approach
The Nobodies - Episode 1The NobodiesThe Nobodies - Episode 15 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Copyright(c)2007 Stephen Winterflood
The young girl whistled a merry tune as she walked down the road. The grey sky that hung over the deserted town was hardly an inspiration for the happiness she seemed to have inside but then maybe a grey sky was just the thing to make an unusual girl happy on this cold morning.
To any passer-by, if there had been any about, she would have looked like an ordinary twelve-year-old girl. But if they had taken the time and looked deep into her eyes they would have seen a spirit within that was far older than she appeared, a power that could only belong to a Nobody.
Good morning Rätsel, said a diminutive man, who just seemed to appear out of nowhere on the road next to her.
Good morning Sans, replied the girl not even reacting to the small man appearing out of thin air, as if it happened all the time.
Feels like a morning full of possibilities to me, said Sans giving her a broad smile.
David and Goliath? Intelligence Systems Damage ReportDavid and Goliath?5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Subject: Beoth United Army "Goliath-1" Supersoldier
Date of document: 1050 B.C. Humanic Time - A-6Y537,439,002 Babogan Time
Analyst: Zhivic Garethna - UBA-CI
My name is Zhivic Garethna, United Beoth Army Computer Intelligence Analyst. I was continuing the ongoing Neoheaven-supervised Observation of Earth, home of the Species called Humans. The Beoth military was preparing for it's 18th visit to the planet, which is required to be done every 2 million years. We directed our attention to a large-scale war between two of the Earthish peoples, who called themselves The Israelites and the Phillistines. The war itself wasn't important however, because we were recievin