Ten Commandments of CosplayThe 10 Commandments of CosplayTen Commandments of Cosplay4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I-Thou shall be clean:
In this sence that you must make sure to Bathe at least once a day and if not able to do so for even that, deoderant is a super close second to coat yourself with. Coating yourself with cheap body spray/cologne just doesnt help, rather it makes it worse.
II-Thou shall not be a Creeper:
No heavy breathing behind a cute cosplayer, no following the Voice Guest to their hotel room to seal their pizza box (so you can claim that you have Johnny Bosh's pizza box), be mindful of personal space, leave the lude sexual comments at home, and when a person says to leave them alone....just leave them alone.
III-Thou shall ask before Glomping:
Be mindful that people put time into these costumes and Im certain they just want you to piledrive them with your Glomp into a wall breaking their costume (armor,mech, ornate decorations, props, face paint on a real fur tail). Be polite and ask first to give them what they feel is an ok glomp for them. Also
Our ArtPeople ask us why we do these thingsOur Art4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
We simply have to respond
What our art brings
Our utensil is our magic wand
It is how we express
Our feelings in such ways
Our creativity cannot be repressed
And it is not a phase
We wont grow out of it
We wont change our minds
Our art may get a lot of shit
It isn't for people of all kinds
It is what it will always be
And we will not change
Our art is our own creativity
No matter how different, odd, or strange
Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 3Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 33 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Please, put you weapons down", said Illusive Man as calmly as ever, "I doubt you'd want to shoot your only hope for winning this war."
"No, but I'd gladly shoot your head clean out of your shoulders!" Shepard yelled pointing the right between Illusive Man's steely eyes. And she'd gladly push the trigger if given the change, no doubt about it.
"What do you want?" asked Anderson.
"I just want offer my alliance captain Anderson. Let's face it, you're in a hopeless situation, and I'm the only one who can help you."
"I want some answers first", said Shepard to Illusive Man, her gun still pointing at him. There was no man in the universe that she trusted less than him, for she knew exactly what he was capable of.
"How did you get here?"
"Our cruiser landed couple of miles from here. Well, actually I guess 'landed' is a bit of an understatement. Anyway, we already knew your location, so it was only a matter of getting ourselves here."
"How did you get past the guards?"
"That's a little somet
How I Spend My WeekendsCosplay: The art of making and wearing a costume based on the design of a character form an anime, manga, video game, cartoon or the like and wearing them to conventions, photoshoots or personal reasons.How I Spend My Weekends6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Cosplayer: A person who practices the art of making and wearing a costume based on the design of a character form an anime, manga, video game, cartoon or the like and wearing them to conventions, photoshoots or personal reasons.
My friends, I am a cosplayer. I make costumes. Many of my besterest friends make costumes. I cosplay. Now although it is my favoritest hobby of mine, and I am a proud, proud person for it, it also causes me some trouble.
a) Its the geekiest thing ever
b) Some people look at you like youre crazy when you do it
c) I just now discovered after a year and a half that it is easier to just say I make costumes than to say I make costumes and wear them to anime conventions.
Now, many of you are aware of this. Some of you are now laugh
Nothing Else Matters -JohnSherlock- Ch3John had not been home for 5 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes and 30 seconds.Nothing Else Matters -JohnSherlock- Ch33 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sherlock sat on the windowsill; his head resting against the frame, one leg propped up, the other dangling down, toes just barely hitting the floor. His hands rest on his knee, eyes unfocused as he gazed out to the foggy world beyond the protective barrier of the window. The world beyond seemed like something out of a valuable painting, figures and skyline blurry, buildings looked almost like they had been painted into the surrounding.
From his vantage point he could almost see the park where he and John had first met; the park where the military families and their servicemen would gather before they were deployed into action. An event that he had been dragged to as a child by his older brother. That had been the first time they had met.
The very first time. Not the time that everyone else remembered.
Had it been then that Sherlock had realized just how close they would become? No, it wouldn't have been then. Howeve
-Drarry- Unwavering Love Ch.17Fixed-Drarry- Unwavering Love Ch.173 years ago in Romance More Like This
When Harry undressed, and crawled into the bed, right next to him, it took all of his willpower not to turn around and cradle his mate against his chest, right where he wanted him most. He heard Harry sigh, and was it really that bad to turn around, to admit defeat? He just gritted his teeth and balled his fist, waiting for Harry to fall asleep. After what felt like an eternity, he finally turned around, and watched his mate. He might just be able to deal with this one defeat. One that no one would ever know about, beside himself.
Harry was fast asleep, yet a few worry lines adorned his face. Something he knew happened when he was stressed or worried about something. He reached forward and pulled Harry against him, sighing in relief. "I'm so sorry, Harry. I promise I admit defeat on this one." He smiled in the neck of his mate, kissing the soft skin there, before falling asleep.
Deliverance-Chapter 4Deliverance-Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I do not like this place," Javik remarked grimly, pausing, along with Garrus on a small ridge overlooking the mining settlement that was their destination. Both of them took care to keep behind some rocky outcrops that lined the cliffside, keeping out of sight, without either of them mentioning it; they were both soldiers, after all, trained in battle and both their instincts said the same things when it came to staying alive.
"Yes, me neither," Garrus huffed back, leaning out of their makeshift cover to look ahead through the scope of his sniper rifle. The settlement seemed awfully quiet, and he could see no sign of any movement at all, which did very little to reassure him. "There could be a whole army down there, hiding out, waiting for us to walk right into them".
"Small problem, that," Javik shrugged back, motioning towards a small, almost invisible path that seemed to lead downwards and into the neatly arranged group of containers that formed the settlement
Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 2Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
With a deep breath, Shepard opened her eyes. She lying on a bed in some room, but it was hard to tell where. It was dark with nothing more illuminating the room than a single lamp dimly flickering on the ceiling. The ceiling was bare concrete, and it was missing pieces. There were sounds coming from the distance; guns fired, people screaming. She was in a warzone.
"Damn it", Shepard whispered and tried to push herself up. Suddenly she felt a stabbing pain in her right side and fell back down again, grinning her teeth.
The voice was familiar. She turned her head and saw Anderson running towards herself. He was sweaty and covered in blood, but fortunately very much alive.
"Stay down Shepard, the medigel hasn't taken effect yet."
"What What happened? Where are the others, how did I get here? Did we Did we make it?"
"No, our final assault was a failure, we couldn't reach the relay. Harbinger was the, expecting us. He took out most of our troops bef
Expecting A Little Shepard (John x Jane Shepard)Expecting A Little Shepard (John x Jane Shepard)3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
He could hardly believe any of this was real. He was nothing more than a simple grunt of a soldier for the Alliance a few years ago, now he was a legendary war hero that repelled the biggest threat the known galaxy had ever seen. He was living a dream; his reality had warped into an endless dream with nothing but happiness and the occasional politics to fill it. There was still fighting, and although the races were attempting peace and equality there was always work that needed to be done, life that needed to be improved. But John Shepard was content. He had everything he could ever desire, a large and exquisite house, the support of all of his friends, and Jane.
Jane was the yin to his yang, his lover, his wife, his everything. He had never thought he would be so lucky as to clumsily fall in love with her and be with her through it all. His spine was shivering as he entered the threshold from the hallway into the kitchen finding her standing, leaning heavily into the island in the mid
'Ice Ice Baby' - drarry"Fuck!"'Ice Ice Baby' - drarry3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Draco reached for Harry's hand but it was too late. Harry was already kneeling on the ground, face morphed into painful expression.
"Fuck, it hurts!"
"Come on, Hero," Draco said and reached for Harry to pull him up on his feet again.
"I love your clumsiness Harry, I really do, because I think it's adorable, but this is the second time you slipped on the ice in the last ten minutes we've been outside."
"You think I'm doing this on purpose?! It fucking hurts!"
"I know, you've mentioned it once or twice or fifty times already."
"Because it's true! And why is it, that you haven't even as much as staggered, but I'm constantly on the ground?!"
"It's called grace and we all can't have it, now can we."
Draco flashed him a bright smile and Harry scowled at him. Draco laughed.
"Oh don't be like that Harry, pouting doesn't suit you. Besides, it was your idea that we'll go out for a walk."
"But I didn't know the streets were covered entirely in ice."
The moment he said that, his foot
Mass Effect 3 - how I would have ended itMass Effect 3 - how I would have ended it3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I figured I'd set a few hours aside to throw something together that I would have been content to accept as the series finale.
It's pretty skeletal at times and I'm sure someone more knowledgeable with Mass Effect lore could do better but w/e
I didn't want to go super overboard with details-if you're a Mass Effect fan you'll be able to imagine the extras and fill in the blanks.
EDIT: So, after getting back into Mass Effect 3, I realized that I'd made a little mistake with my ending here.
That is that 'war assets' are more important then 'galactic readiness' so, consider that as a part of what get's you a respective ending too.
After defeating the Phantoms on the Illusive Man's base:
Shepard learns, from the Illusive Man's personal logs that he has constructed a device that can access a Reaper's brain. His goal with said device is to tamper with "the code" within a Harbinger so that he may attempt to control the Reapers
Deliverance, Chapter 10Deliverance, Chapter 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There seemed to be increased activity in the chamber outside his room, Thane thought. People came and went a lot more frequently than had been usual in the time he had been here, and none of them stopped, as was part of their routine, too, at the diagnostics' consoles that stood just outside the cubicle of reinforced glass he was contained in.
Something must be going on, the assassin thought; he wondered if it was something he might be able to use to get out of this place.
A couple of armed men swept past the room, disappearing through the far door and into the tunnel beyond at some point. Heavily armed men, Cerberus insignia on their equipment. Thane frowned briefly. Cerberus. Of course.
It made even less sense, though, he mused; Cerberus had been, in part, the reason he had died in the first place. Why would they bring him back from the dead, let alone cure him?
The answer was even more obvious than the question. Shepard. It all had to come back to her. The Illusive Man wanted to get
Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch9It had just been one of those days for Harry where practically everything that could possibly go wrong had. He had woken up late, missed his first class, proceeded to not be able to find a Slytherin tie which he had started to prefer to wear to the Gryffindor one. Not only that, he was forced to sit near the Gryffindors in Potions, for which Harry spent the entire lesson glaring at Snape. The. Entire. Time.Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch93 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was only one good thing that Harry could recall as he walked around the edge of the lake, mist soaking his socks thoroughly, and that was his limp had all but disappeared. It meant if he really wanted he could be the substitute for the Slytherin Quidditch team. And while he would love that, there was a familiar Scottish accent in the back of his mind telling him that he should not help Slytherin win, that he should fight for Gryffindor. Damn Oliver Wood. Damn him. If it wasn't for that voice hell he probably would have marched up to the Quidditch Captain and tried out then and
Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch2His first night in the Slytherin dormitory had been nothing but restless, and Harry didn't trust any of them. At all. Not even Draco who seemed to be determined to follow him everywhere if Harry chose to leave the dormitory. It was becoming a right pain in the ass and he would have snapped at him, but after seeing how the other Gryffindors seemed to shy away from him at the site of Draco standing beside him.Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch24 years ago in Romance More Like This
As they walked into the Great Hall for breakfast on their first day back, instinctively Harry had stepped towards the Gryffindor table until he remembered that he was with the snakes. He turned right around and sat down at the Slytherin table beside that he thought was Blaise Zambini, only to have Draco sit down across from him.
"How was your first night with us then Potter?" Draco asked as he poured himself a glass of orange juice. "No snake bites?"
"Funny " Harry muttered tiredly, not really in the mood to put up with Draco or any of his shit. He had a cup of tea and a plate
Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch5August.Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch53 years ago in Romance More Like This
The full moon was hidden behind the clouds, the air outside in the night was cool; fall would be there soon. The long stems of the plants that surrounded the Burrow swayed in the darkened sky. It was a normal ritual for them, Remus and Sirius were out wandering in their forms of Padfoot and Moony, the two old friends playing like nothing bad had ever happened, that they weren't betrayed by someone they had thought to be a friend. The Weasleys were inside; along with other various members of the Order of the Phoenix, and of course Hermione Granger. It promised to be a quiet evening, but of course Harry couldn't do anything but worry.
He was always worrying about different things, but tonight it was because of her, Ginny Weasley. He could tell that she liked him much more than he believed she should, than he knew she should. Harry just had not had the heart to tell her that he could never love her, be attracted to her, or do anything with her other than being a friend or b
Never Too Late - Mass Effect:ThaneShe sits and stares at the empty page as the tears flow freely down her cheeks. Why has this happened to her? Could it have ended differently? Could he have been saved? These thoughts cloud her mind, making it impossible to concentrate. She throws the journal aside and rests her head in her hands. On disease, one small illness has brought her entire world down. She is Commander Shepard, a strong leader, yet she breaks down in front of this hospital.Never Too Late - Mass Effect:Thane3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had been through so much. The trust she had to put in the highly trained assassin so he could fight with her. Finding his lost son; their reuniting bringing him peace. The suicide mission they bravely fought, saving the whole crew even if it seemed impossible. The warmth in her when he called her his Siha.
Both of them knew he was sick through it all. After the suicide mission, he hit the final stages. She hated to see him suffering. Apparently, there was a cure but the doctors said that his time had come and nothing could be done.
No RegretsTitle: ChoicesNo Regrets3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
characters/pairing: femshep/kaidan femshep/thane
Disclaimer: all rights belong to bioware and the mass effect world
My thoughts were a jumble, we were heading toward the omega 4 relay and time was running short. We all knew that this was a possible suicide mission so everyone had gone their separate ways to say there possible final goodbyes to family and friends through holo messages.
I was alone in my quarters; I had asked EDI to keep everyone out. The message I was about to record was going to be one of the hardest things in my life. Clearing my throat, I hit record and looked into the lens of the video recorder.
"Kaidan…" my voice was soft saying his name sent butterflies through my stomach, "We haven't spoken since Horizon and I've been meaning to reply to your letter." Pause. "No that’s a lie and I have always tried not to lie to you. I wasn’t going to reply to you
Deliverance-Chapter 8Deliverance-Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Save your lives?"Shepard asked carefully, raising a puzzled eyebrow.
The blonde sitting comfortably across from her nodded, seemingly indifferently tucking a lock of her long hair behind her ear. "You are in the business of saving people, Commander; not asking you to do something all that extraordinary".
Shepard scoffed. "I am really in no mood for games and with every passing moment, what patience I have mustered is dissipating rapidly," she said sharply, stealing a glance towards the new dark monitors across the room. Seeing Thane had cracked her wall of strict self control, not to mention her determination to keep a cool head in this, she was well aware. She was just about to tell this Elena person to get on with it and name her terms; only she knew that sort of reaction would put her directly in the Cerberus' operative's power and she knew she couldn't afford that.
She forced herself to draw in a deep breath, acutely aware of Elena watching her
Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening FINALMass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening FINAL3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Are you sure you're not overdoing it?"
"Just one more lap, then I'll stop."
Shepard wiped some sweat from her forehead and proceeded to walk across the room once again. Her steps were shaky, and her pace agonizingly slow, but at least she was finally walking.
She walked forward carefully, leaning onto the crutches and moving them forward a bit by bit. There could be no rush. Even though Shepard was wearing leg braces, her steps were still heavy and her balance feeble at best. If she would go too fast she'd surely fall on her onto the floor, not a preferable position for her.
She sat onto the bed, panting heavily. That was the twentysixth exercise routine she had done today. It would've been nice to be able to recover in peace, but unfortunately Shepard didn't have that luxury. The memorial service was in just under two weeks, and she sure as hell wouldn't walk in front of the galaxy with crutches under her arms. She would walk with her own feet, even with the braces on if she'd have t
Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch3Draco was in a rather large state of worry, one that confused him more than anything else he had felt for anyone, which was saying a lot since the people he only ever worried about were his parents and his godfather, but Harry hadn't come back last night. It had been a month since the start of the term, and Draco thought that things had settled down, but Harry hadn't come back to the Slytherin common room last night and now, here he was, Prince of Slytherin, freaking out over where The Boy Who Lived was. He wouldn't admit that to any of the other Slytherins that he was this worried, but he had to ask someone. He had to find out. The first place he went to was the Hospital Wing, where he found Madame Pomfrey not all that happy to see him.Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Madame I just want to know if he's here, he didn't come back last night and if something happened to him, if those Gryffindors did something to him " Draco said on the near verge of getting down on his knees and begging. He felt some so
Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch4Several Months EarlierMark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Sirius Black sat before the Minister of Magic, his head held high. He was in what would be the muggle equivalent to being within a judge's chambers, and the only reason he was, was because of something that Albus Dumbledore had convinced him of. There was one sure way to get his name cleared, that's what the Headmaster had told him. But whether or not it would work The vial of clear liquid was held out before him, and his eyes turned to look up at Dumbledore, needing the reassurance that he was doing the right thing. The old wizard nodded, and Sirius took the vial, uncorking it. He shut his eyes, tilted his head back and drank the whole bottle.
A shudder ran through his body, the potion taking effect almost instantly. His eyes fell on his lap, hands folded there. "Now then Mister Black James and Lily Potter were your friends correct?" the Minister asked him looking at the escaped convict over his desk. Sirius nodded. "Do you know how they were t
Mark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch8What Neville had told him was still swirling around in Harry's mind as he pushed the meal of whatever it was on his plate around at dinner. Between what Neville had said, and the fact that two people he very much cared about were absent from the staff table, his head was in the clouds. He only had a matter of minutes before he would have to leave to head outside to the Shrieking Shack because Sirius and Remus were nowhere to be found. His first transformation aloneMark of the Beast -Drarry-Ch83 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was a soft thud and his vision came back into focus as he glanced towards the retreating form of Snape. His gaze turned to the table where a flask was and Harry let out a sigh. The potion, it tasted awful, something like feet, but he took it in one long drink. Meant it was time to go. None of the others thought anything of Harry standing up to leave the dining hall early, he often left before everyone else. What he had not expected was t
Familiar TerritoryThane/Samara encounter. I know it's not canon or usual, but I just think they'd make such a fantastic couple. (Thane fangirls/boys- I AM ONE OF YOU please don't kill me ..)Familiar Territory3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
PS- EVERYTHING BELONGS TO BIOWARE. That is all.
The great empty void beckoned to her, invited her to explore its depths, to find her memories within it, and get lost in them. Samara sat closer to the window than usual. Normally she sat nearer the aisle of seats, but today she felt she needed to be closer to the void of space, she needed it to engulf her.
Memories flashed like photographs- mercenary days, dancing in bars all night, loving and leaving. She remembered what it was to be wild, untamed. She had revelled in it in her youth, where now she looked back with fondness at the adventures she thought she was having. She thought of her children, of the 'Happy Birthday Mom' mug they once bought her, of her bondmate long since gone. She thought of Morinth, and her gut twisted. Emotion rippe
-Drarry- Unwavering Love Ch.02Found-Drarry- Unwavering Love Ch.023 years ago in Romance More Like This
He only packed out the necessary things and stayed in his room for the remainder of the evening. The sun cast its last rays of feeble light, before it completely disappeared behind the horizon.
Draco got to his bed and toyed with his necklace. He sighed before slowly drifting off to sleep. All the while dreaming about a boy with pitch-black hair and startling green eyes.
When he awoke, he was a bit disorientated, but soon knew where he was. He got up and pulled on some clothes, before packing and going downstairs, disguise already firm in place. He paid and left to find Castanea. He found him exactly where he left him and saddled and repacked him, before taking his seat.
He trotted out of town and came across green fields, filled with daisies. It looked absolutely stunning, even Draco could admit that. Castanea thought so too, for he whinnied. Draco smiled and patted his neck.