Codex Dump for a Post-Synthesis Galaxy (vol.1)The Age of Synthesis:Codex Dump for a Post-Synthesis Galaxy (vol.1)3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Post Mass Effect Technology Era and the Formation of Galactic Alliance
Stretching a time from late 2186 to 2250, the Great Migration was commonly recognized as the period of time when the starfleets came to aid Earth against the Reapers return to their homeworld by FTL or other conventional means of commuting. By Quarian help, some larger battle fleets were renovated into starships to cope with a sustainable residency. While most have left the Sol System, some choose to resettle themselves on Earth or closer clusters like Tuchanka to help the locals rebuild their homeworld. This caused a shift in galactic powers for a moment, until the Galactic Alliance was established.
The Galactic Alliance, established in year 2193, is an inter-stellar organization between the former Citadel Council, the Systems Alliance, and the Perseus Consortium. The three major players in the field combined their resources to host aiding programs and agencies
Intro to PropmakingIntro to Propmaking4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
FX School of Hard Knocks: Intro to the world of Propmaking.
OK a lot of nice people have written to me saying they want to learn how to do what I do and was wondering if I can share some secrets over NOTEs.
I don't want to seem like I'm blowing off you guys who are noobs to the Prop making but there are a few things you need to know before you waste money and time to find out this is not what you had in mind. So this is me giving you a basic picture of what it is like - in words.
First thing you guys need to know is "Prop Making" deals with making REAL LIFE PHYSICAL PROPS THAT ARE MADE WITH CHEMICALS AND A LOT OF MONEY COSTING MATERIALS THAT COULD BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH. We make Real Things that can be seen and touched. We are not making drawings or concept art or some imaginary thing. So anything that is physical will need a lot of production time, creative skill, mental energy and a Whole Lotta materials!
Materials cost money:
- If you want to get into prop making, yo
InsaneInsane.Insane9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
People call me insane.
How do they know?
Can anyone truly say what is insane?
And what isn't?
Who can judge? Everyone.
Who has the right? No one.
They are not mind-readers.
They have no way of knowing
What is inside my head.
Even if I write it down,
It is changing all the time.
Points of view, opinions.
The next second they become old
And new ones take their place.
Constantly changing, evolving,
Inside my head.
Always questioning, thinking,
Reasoning, and imagining.
Insane? I don't think so.
Truth is a matter of opinion
Everyone is insane
At the exact time
That no one is.
Why must people call me insane?
Why must they fear me?
Is it me they fear
Or what will come out of their mouths
If I prod long enough?
Are they afraid of opinions
And actual thoughts,
Or is it just
Tiny, insignificant me?
Why must people fear
What they do not understand?
Worse of all,
They don't try to understand.
They just stick a label on me, POP!
I am crazy.
Love poemIf candy was loveLove poem5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd give you so much
That you would be
The fattest person in the world.
LymeTick-tock, tick-tockLyme8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The clock is ticking, ticking faster
Your body's gone, you're not your master
You're in a fog, to thick to think
Your mind's not gone it's on the brink
The ground it shakes beneath your feet
Your legs once strong, they look so weak
I know you'd love to see and stand
I know you'd love to be a man
But please lay down and watch the sky
Don't let it's beauty pass you by
To see you struggle tears me apart
I get this pain, it's in my heart
But I know you know all to well
This damn disease can go to hell
The ReaperThe ReaperThe Reaper8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Forget what you think you might have known.
Because those thoughts I cannot condone.
What I am and what I'm not.
Life and Death my every thought.
For those who live.
This is the gift I give.
Cut your strings and make you lifeless.
The look on your face will be quite timeless.
Just sit back and enjoy the ride.
For the world has yet to know that you've died.
Because, you see, the clocks of death have no numbers.
Where time goes one often wonders.
And now it seems I must be on my way.
For yet again it is time to slay.
But young child do not fret and fight.
For death has come upon you quickly this night.
Prelude: Necromorphs vs XenomorphsPrelude: Necromorphs vs Xenomorphs1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fylax: They say in space no one can hear you scream.
Paragon: I disagree, one of these alien life forms will hear you scream as they kill you!
Hydro Frez: Like the Necromorphs, zombie aliens who wish nothing more then to assimilate!
Tempest: And the Xenomorphs, the original horror movie alien!
Fylax: He's Paragon and I'm Fylax, and joining us today is Hydro Frez and Tempest. For this fight rather than pitting one of these life forms against each other we're pitting several types of each species in a team fight!
Hydro Frez: For the Necromorphs we will be using:
Tempest: As for the Xenomorphs...
Fylax: We're here to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to find out who would win... A Death Battle!
--- --- ---
First Appearance: Dead Space (2008)
Feats: Have killed countless victims and taken over planets enmass.
Fylax: Necromorphs are mutated and re
hey newton, gravity's flawedi.hey newton, gravity's flawed8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
starting anew from the flutter
and the sputter of lungs.
a vacant sea filled with feathers
and tumultuous clatter,
ribs in a treacherous pattern
resembling exiting rungs.
i want to wrestle the angels,
your tendency is the ladder.
involved with full indiscretion,
trading lazy for lace.
unspool the curse of the long-
limbs in a languorous flexion
i like the stab of the ankles,
you need the curves intersected.
opting to cull my extents
with trans-dimensional vigor.
spent my dysphoric corrections
on reconnecting lax ends.
lips in a spurious accent
feign a passionate rigor.
i tie myself to the anchor,
you extricate and ascend.
What Lovers DoWhen I was lost you found meWhat Lovers Do2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So now you’re lost let me find you
Fall into my arms sweetheart
No questions, it’s what lovers do
Cradled in my arms tonight
Till the morning after ensues
Maybe then you can see things
From a different point of view
We can sit here all night babe
I’m no saint to offer guidance
Just some whispered words of love
I’ll be here when you break your silence
There is no doctrine of life
But only second hand wisdom
Each person is their own jailor
And inmate begging for freedom
Some of those are there by choice
Others will just misplace the key
You are indeed the latter
But please know you can rely on me
May this torrid time tick away
This is no requiem to our love
As I refuse to mourn the end
Of you, of me and of us
Untitled Tiger Project Part 1Untitled Tiger Project Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The strange feeling came over the tigress Penumbra once again. Her paws tingled, her charcoal hair rose as if electrified, and her body felt faintly as if it were being constricted by the air around her. She flicked her ears in irritation, but she was too used to the phenomenon to express actual alarm. She didn't even bother to raise her head off of her single broad foreleg. The sensation would pass, as it always did, and she paid little mind to it.
It was the water leaking from the rusted pipe above her head that caught her interest, though. She had been absent-mindedly watching the pure water fall, drop by drop, from the peripherals of her vision. Now the rhythmic, predictable dripping slowed until it stopped. Then, in defiance of every law of fluid dynamics that Penumbra knew, the drops of water began to rise from the floor and slip back into the pipe. Penumbra stiffened and swivelled her head to watch.
Lost Forerunners fan-pageyJohn lay on his back on the bed that was provided for him in the hide-out cabin. Usually he would just sit by the window with his sniper-rifle, watching for covie scouts, but ever since the attack, both Dr. Halsey and Juarez suggested he stay put until the poison in his blood stream settled down. John closed his eyes as he recalled the incident...Lost Forerunners fan-pagey4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Juarez had given him and the rest of the surviving marines the signal to run for their lives, but a part of him held him back... He didn't see Juarez anywhere. Where was she? Did she get captured?
As if to answer his question, he saw the white forerunner dashing speedily across the 300 foot high skyramp. Right behind her was an enraged Lukin alpha... it was chasing her.
John skidded to a halt and watched helplessly as the poisonous creature advanced closer, closing the gap between them.
"Chief!" Johnson barked from the front of the group, "We have to go now!"
To him, Johnsons voice was just an echo... John pulled out his sniper-rifle and a
One Final GoodbyeTo: BioWare, Edmonton, CanadaOne Final Goodbye3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Re: One Final Goodbye
From: Allison L. Shepard
There isn't much time. The explosions from the fighting are rattling the walls, and each one feels closer and closer. I just wanted to say, if I don't make it up until this point, we've had an amazing run. I have no idea what is going to happen out there once Anderson and I begin moving the troops, so I wanted to say goodbye. I wanted to say goodbye in case this was the last time I could. We've had our ups and our downs over the yearsyou've been a firm friend through all of my transitions, you stuck by me, and you taught me to believe. Because of you, I've been reunited with Major Alenko, and our differences have finally been settled giving us the chance to love one another with all that we can even here at the end. Because of you I've watched the love between two of my most loyal crew, and trusted friends blossom; and I couldn't be happier for Tali and Garrus. I had to really see it to beli
Behold A Pale HorseBehold a pale horse!Behold A Pale Horse7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And on that horse I beheld
a creature, Death,
and following; Hell.
He 'lone had the pow'r
over the Earth, one fourth
to kill with hunger, death,
and wild beasts and sword.
Behold a pale horse!
And on that horse I beheld,
a soldier, Death,
from the depths of Hell.
He 'lone had the pow'r
to steal Earth, once more,
to kill, bringing death to
mighty beasts with his sword
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
MASS EFFECT 3 ALTERNATE ENDING *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
**EDIT** Holy crap this got way more attention than I was expecting. The comments and support have been amazing everyone!
A few points: Credit where credit is due; this ending, as much as everyone seems to love it, was only created because the amazing team at Bioware created a universe that was so rich and full of life and detail. As much as I know a lot of fans are hurt by what they did, we need to remember that Bioware still created an incredible trilogy, one of the best ever. So hats off to them all round.
Also, this was written really fast and so the ending (specifically the last part on how you actually win using TIM's signal) isn't very fleshed out. I know there are holes, and they can actually be fixed quite easily. This isn't perfect. Also, this doesn't deal with a 'happy' ending. If there were to be one, or you were to even CONSIDER taking the fourth option, you'd need to be damn ready. I'm talking ALL war assets e
Somebody Kill Me, PleasePut me out of my miserySomebody Kill Me, Please5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Somebody kill me please
My soul burns like this Disease
Sealed by my own deeds
A fate that I would welcome
With open arms
An end, an out
All I want is Silence
I cannot live without it
Yet the only way to attain it
Is to cease to live
Suicide isn't a cry for help, rather, a means to an end.
Played Jak and Daxter Too Much#1: You forget every swear word youve ever learned and use By the Precursors every chance you get.Played Jak and Daxter Too Much7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
#2: You compare everyone you meet with a Jak and Daxter character.
#3: You find a small, strange piece of machinery and youre convinced that its a Precursor artifact.
#4: You attempt to build your own Jet Board
#5: And you actually succeed!
#6: You played through Final Fantasy X again just so you can name every Aeon to their corresponding Jak and Daxter character. (Guilty!)
#7: You write fanfiction. (Guilty!)
#8: Youve convinced yourself that Jak is Mar, and you think its perfectly logical that he is his own ancestor.
#9: You have a theme song for every character, no matter how obscure!
#10: You go Oh! Oh! every time one of these theme songs comes on the radio. (Guilty!)
#11: You actually understand the time paradox in Jak II.
#12: Your mother tells you cant fall in love with a fictional character, so you tell her you
HoneymoonHoneymoon2 years ago in Romance More Like This
one month after the reaperwar, after "just a little nervous" and before "life after reaper" Liara and Jane Shepard are on their honeymoon.
But Liara is so deep in her mind, that Shepard got a little... concerned
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by a very nice person from Fanfiction.net Sarroush
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Liara TīSoni/ Commander Shepard
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Liara was sitting at the beach. She hadn't known the place before. It was so remote that it had been spared by the Reapers. The temperature was nice and she loved the sound of the waves that gently rolled to shore. They had been here for three days now and Liara liked the human tradition of honeymoon. She dug her feet deep into the sand, tasting the salty air of the ocean and leaned back to relax her head. It was so peaceful that it seemed almost impossible that the Reapers h
ME 3 Shower in the morningME 3 Shower in the morning2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Title: Shower in the morning
Author: written and translated by Servala, corrected by Niorah
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: Jane Shepard/ Liara TīSoni, Samanthe Traynor
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and its assets belong to Electronic Arts and BioWare.
No copyright infringement intended.
Traynor heard the hum of her silent alarm, stretched and allowed herself another moment snuggling in the warmth. In the recent weeks she had become accustomed to the life and rhythm on board of the Normandy. What she had not yet been getting used to was the small space in the shower room. So she got up mostly very early, often two hours before the start of the day shift. Three showers and a close washroom was not always a good thing, even if one, like Traynor loved women.
It was particularly embarrassing for Traynor whenever she met there at Dr. T'Soni. It was not that the Asari said or did something. It was her own thoughts that made everything worse and she was a little scared after Liara's sm
Sangheili Heritage Part 1Sangheili Heritage (Part 1)Sangheili Heritage Part 16 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Sangheili, a strong and noble race,
Masters of battle, on land and in space.
They were once a race unknown.
Though very mighty, they were alone.
Till the Prophets arrived, bringing war.
Their mighty weapons, hard to ignore.
Both races fought a mighty duel,
But losses were high, the fighting cruel.
This was a battle which couldnt be won.
A great new alliance had just begun.
The Sangheili established numerous legions,
Whose power was used to take many regions.
More holy relics they had to claim,
That was their most important aim.
The Covenant Empire continued to expand,
Aided by races from each conquered land.
The Sangheili became a great warrior class,
Leading other races, deployed en masse.
The prophet leaders continued to preach,
About the Great Journey the Covenant would reach.
But these claims, told by every minister,
Ignored a truth, far more sinister.
These truths would not be found,
Till the Covenant gained more ground.
A war would ha
Battle MasterBattle MasterBattle Master3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Shepard stood lightly on the balls of her feet, feeling the shuttle buck slightly beneath her. She was so used to the way ships and shuttles behaved that she barely noticed the motion. She glanced at her team. Garrus met her gaze steadily and she gave him a slight smile. Javik was seated, looking half way between mediation and nausea. He wasn't as used to the shuttle's little rocks and rolls.
"Any updates?" Garrus asked.
The mission was sketchy at best. Still, strange reports from the planet could not be ignored. They were even supposed to get backup. Krogan commandos. She would never complain, having a deep connection with the brutish race thanks to her deep friendship (which bordered on a familial bond) with Urdnot Wrex, the leader of Tuchanka. Still, Shepard was not used to needing backup. She and her team made a name for themselves doing with three
He says thingsHe says things, he doesn't mean.He says things4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He thinks things, he doesn't admit.
He feels things, you've never felt.
And you think he doesn't care,
But really, he's just lost.
SomeoneI want someone...who wouldSomeone4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wake me up in the middle of the night
With a text out of nowhere that says,
'Just letting you know I love you.'
I want someone...who would
Call me beautiful
Without even seeing me that day.
I want someone...who would call me
Just so I would say 'hello'
Because they just wanted to hear my voice.
I want someone who loves rain.
I want someone...who'd kiss my scars.
I want someone who'd tell me they need me
Every single day.
I want someone...to love me.
That's all I want in life...
I want to love and be loved.♥
Capture HimSummary: Somebody is loose onboard the Ark. With a cannon. That looks like Megatrons.Capture Him7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Inferno noticed two things when he entered the cafeteria. One, Red Alert was laughing, and two I do not want to know where that cannon came from. Inferno thought, staring, shocked by the appearance of a cannon that looked a lot like Megatrons fusion cannon.
Red Alert giggled as he rubbed the cannon possessively, murmuring something softly to it.
Inferno slowly began backing out of the room, optics wide. Silently he slid shut the door, and leaned against it, optics wide and unseeing. Hey, Inferno! Sideswipe said, waving. What are you doing?
Trying to figure out what Reds doing.
Sideswipes curiosity instantly got the better of him. I want to see!
Before Inferno could stop him, Sideswipe had opened the door. Red Alert looked up, cannon coming up. BOOM! Sideswipe stared at