A Hard Bargain (Reader x Tahno) CH5"Whether he was famous or not, you couldn't remember, but his name.. His name.. Wasn't it.. T..? Tan.. Tah..?"A Hard Bargain (Reader x Tahno) CH52 years ago in Romance More Like This
Something about stars. The brighter they shone, the more explosively they collapsed; the more fragile they were.
(30 minutes before the match)
"What do you think of me?"
"Not very well, after you verbally assaulted my friend of 17 years!"
"Yes, friend. What's this all about." You pointed to his street clothes. He was supposed to be at the match right now, not gallivanting around and calling random guys losers... as if he didn't do that in his free time already. This was becoming very awkward very quickly.
"I don't— I—"
Seeing him in mental turmoil, you put your hand on his. "...Maybe we should talk after your match." You said quietly. He shook your hand off violently, giving you a jolt. You wanted to feel bad, but all you felt was sour. What did you do to make him this pissy at you? Whatever! If he didn't wan
Two Dolls“You won’t escape!” A female voice shouted as the sound of running feet was heard through the empty alleyway. The woman dressed in The Blue Qipao chased after the other woman who had a smirk on her face as if finding it to be a game they were playing. “I’m taking you in Juri!” Chun Li the renowned and famous Street Fighter said as she pursued after the notorious Juri Han.Two Dolls1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Chun Li had been spying on her and show she was having a meeting with a group of black market men involving weapons. S.I.N planning on moving into other markets and providing other syndicates with the latest in weaponry. She had crashed the meeting and knocked out and arrested the others but Juri had escaped and she had set off in pursuit looking to bring her down and make her pay for her crimes.
“C’mon Thunder Thighs, you can go faster than that!” Juri taunted her teasing her but Chun Li was not in the mood for games as she went after her. They were in an street a
Naruto Seven Minutes In Heaven ChojuroNaruto Seven Minutes In Heaven Chojuro1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“I really hate to admit it, but I'm getting a little tired. It seems my age is finally starting to show.” Instead of calling someone up to play, Jiraiya reached his hand into the bucket and pulled out pair of square framed glasses. “Alright, whoever catches this is going to be our next player.”
The moment the glasses were tossed into the air, you stood to your feet and caught them. This wasn't because you were desperate to play, it was because you didn't want the glasses to get broken or damaged. “That was probably not the best idea you've had tonight Jiraiya Sensei. Being able to see is pretty important you know, and these things don't look all that durable.” You carefully held up the glasses so that the rest of the group could see them. “Whose are these?”
“Those are mine.” an unfamiliar face rose to his feet and shyly walked towards you. “I'm really glad you caught them before they hit
How to play... A ToreadorThe Toreador are always the "first" idea I had about Vampires : Seducing, expressive and passionate kindred.How to play... A Toreador1 year ago in Sketches More Like This
Anne Rice's vampires are, somehow, ALL Toreador. Twilight's too.
So yeah, but there's more to it than just "art".
A friend, Christopher Turco, shared this with the VTM community :
On the subject of Toreador:
A lot of people really don’t get this clan. They think of them just artsy fartsy, high falutin’ types with no real depth or potential as vampires – let alone characters. They envision some comic parody of Andy Warhol at best or a mannequin of poor RP at worst.
I’ve run Toreador as my favorite bloodline since ’94. I can tell you that they have the potential to be one of the creepiest clans, but it’s in how you read between the lines. Namely, the obsession with beauty. A lot of players think they just stand around looking at pictures. The entrancement can be more sinister than that.
Imagine bringing a neonate to Elysium and
How to play... A BrujahNobody asks about the BrujahHow to play... A Brujah11 months ago in Sketches More Like This
The Malkavian clan will be the last of the Camarilla How tos, so they're next up ! Then I'll tackle independent and Sabbat clans
Brujah are a bit like the bastard child between the Gangrel and the Ventrue.
Think about it, they have the "inner rage", but they also have this general sense of responsibility towards "a cause". Brujah have a cause. That's their main thing, you ignorant asshole.
In truth most Kindred have a cause, but the Brujah are generally less inclined to change their mind about their own cause. Stubborn bitches ! They will change tools, they will change their approach of the problem, but they won't change the general aim of it. The Ventrue will change if it suits their benefits, but the Brujah will openly act against himself or herself for their cause.
As such, any character, even if they're not physical at all, can be embraced Brujah, providing they have that little "fire within". Sometimes it's not so present,
Pretty Little Mad Thing -KidCrona poem-The taste of sacrifice fresh on your lips,Pretty Little Mad Thing -KidCrona poem-2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your eyes, pale blue lifeless orbs,
Not a tear to connect emotion to reality.
The blood of obsidian drips from wounds.
You almost look surprised as you remain paralyzed,
Gazing down at my beaten body.
Though I knew before, I know better now,
That you have relinquished any thought of happiness.
You truly believe you can control the madness consuming you.
The life spent on you has been a waste,
Not only my observation as well as your thoughts.
From birth and onward you've been thirsting for solace,
Only quenched by a Witch's pitcher of bitterness.
Before, I wanted to correct your imbalance, perfect your dark mind.
Here, broken and bleeding a color different from yours, seeing you so lost,
This foreign urge comes to me;
If there is one more change permitted to you,
Personally I'd take it.
If there is still some innocence with you,
I'll protect and mold it.
No pain like before.
Follow my lead, and we'll build a house of delight.
I'll find through
Legendary Pokemon Gijinkas! Prologue Route 7 of the Unova region was being pounded by a thunderstorm. Rain came down in cold sheets and the sky was an ominous dark grey color. The dark, tall grass shivered as a figure ran through them, trying to find shelter. The tall stalks concealed the figure, whatever it was, so that you couldn't see what it looked like.Legendary Pokemon Gijinkas! Prologue2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Eventually, the figure reached the edge of the tall grass and stopped. After a few seconds, the figure stepped out into the downpour. It was a girl with fiery orange hair in two fluffy, low ponytails. Her hair looked darker from the water that soaked it. She was wearing orange shorts with a cream colored shirt and jacket with orange gloves. She had knee-high cream socks with an orange stripe going down the side and orange ankle boots. The attire wasn't very suitable for rain, as the girl was shivering.
However on closer inspection, this wasn't just some normal, human girl. She had orange ears pert
Zanas' Fire Red Nuzlocke Chapter 7: Part 4Zanas' Fire Red Nuzlocke Chapter 7: Part 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hmph, if you were smart you would be more than just 'a little paranoid'."
Again Brock chuckled, shaking his head as he turned back to Zanas. It was hard to avoid the Gym Leader's glazed stare. Brock squinted and glared at people as if he never realized he was blind, and the longer Zanas was around this man, the more he debated whether he truly was.
Maybe this is his way of hiding them… makes sense, but why doesn't he at least try to pretend he can't see.
"So," Brock sighed. "By the looks of you, you're a Trainer." Zanas nodded slowly, feeling a bit stupid for not saying something rather than making a motion. "And I see that you have one heck of a roster on your little squad there?"
"I do… and by the sound of your voice you don't seem very happy about being right." Zanas grinned snidely. "And with how easy you 'Saw' me and my Pokémon; can I assume you're not actually blind?"
Brock mirrored Zanas' smirk, leaning down to meet him at eye level. "No need to as
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter ThreeThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Three2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Three: Poisoned Anger.
“How could I end up in this predicament?!” Otto Octavius, Spider-Man, thought in anger as he was held against the wall by an enraged Flash Thompson, aka Venom, who found out Otto’s secret that he killed Peter Parker and took over his friend’s life. What’s worse is that Flash has been taken over by the Venom symbiote that also found that the one who rejected it has been killed before had the chance and to put the cherry on top on this nightmare, both are influenced by the demonic entity buried deep with Flash’s (or even the symbiote’s) soul.
“HURT’S DOESN’T OCTAVIUS?! THIS IS THE PAIN WE KNOW YOU GAVE PETER WHEN HE DIED IN YOUR BODY?! AND WE WILL KILL YOU FOR THAT?!” Venom growled in anger as his claws gripped tighter on Otto’s windpipe.
As it seemed that Otto is good as dead, Otto then sees a fire extinguisher a few feet away and just as Venom was about to use his jaws to bite off the
Still a Werewolf at HeartTo be free, a concept for that people have fought and died over for centuries but what does it really mean? We call ourselves a ‘free society’ but it seems as if we are nothing more than slaves. Slaves to debt, slaves to fashion, slaves to society’s expectations but most of all, slaves to the mistakes of our pasts. But what does it truly mean to be free? Is it wrong of me to want to want to get away from all the pressure and restrictions to live a life of pure independence? It was these ‘cabin fever’ like feeling which led me to fall in love with werewolves.Still a Werewolf at Heart2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I have always been interested in animals but it was only three short years ago that I became fascinated with werewolves. The idea of true and unrestricted freedom, the idea of becoming something greater than myself, and most of all the pure connection to nature I craved more than anything.
I know I sound like a spoiled brat, I have nothing really to complain about because I have lived a very go
The Many Lives of Mickey Mouse VIIThe Many Lives of Mickey Mouse VII3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Many Lives of Mickey Mouse │ Count Mickey Dragul
Cold little white flakes of snow drifted and flew through the cool night air. It landed softly on the cold, hard ground of the forest. The night was still with frost, and not a sound could be heard. With the exception of the whistling through the bare-naked trees, the forest remained calm and still. The forest seemed at ease. Until the sound of footsteps could be heard crunching through the icy sheet of snow lying on the ground.
Through the brush came a group of misfits, two creatures of night and one of the day. Count Mickey Dragul led Oswald van Helsing and Jack Skellington towards his castle, his legs burning from all the running. The Count was not in a holly jolly mood tonight, despite the fact that it was the night before Christmas. For the occasion, he had dressed up fancy for his wife, Countess Mina Dragul. He wore a green jacket that led onto a green cape with a red inside, a white shirt with long sleeves, gray p
Legendary Pokemon Gijinkas! Ch 1 Victini shivered as she walked down the crowded center of Icirrus City. At this time of year, the city was becoming colder and some parts had frozen over. She was pushing through crowds of people to find a way out of the city. She had bought a large jacket with the money she had left. She made sure it had a hood so no one could see her face or her ears if they suddenly popped up.Legendary Pokemon Gijinkas! Ch 12 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It was Saturday, and the center was bustling with all kinds of shops that sold various items. Jewelry, clothes, food, charms, souvenirs, and even a Pokemon adoption stand near the Pokemon Center. Victini had reached the edge of the crowd and came up in front of a dark alley when something grabbed her arm. She screamed and whirled around.
"Where you going sweet heart?" A deep, intimidating voice said. A man stepped out of the shadows, followed by about five more. They were all muscular and tall and had scars on their faces, obviously some kind of
How to play.. A GangrelYou feel nature-sh ? You like animals and birds ? How about the trees and little squirels ?How to play.. A Gangrel11 months ago in Sketches More Like This
Really? Okay, go play an Elf !
You all know I will tell you "Clans do not Embrace people, people Embrace people !", but this little series of "how to play X" are mostly to let you know what kind of Sire your character may have ended up with.
The Gangrel are about instincts and conviction, more so than many other clans. At least as a clan concept. They also have an image of working together, with more "natural solidarity" than most other clans. Of course it's just an image and many Gangrel think of other Gangrel as much as they think of anyone else.
Surely you can go eco-terrorist, nature carer, anarchist, anti capitalism or 99% people to be a Gangrel, but let's make it a little more original and unique ; like all Kindred, Gangrel embrace for a purpose. Unlike most kindred, most Gangrel tend to be a little more brutal and honest about tho
How to play... A NosferatuI love Nossies. Nossies are awesome! They're not played enough by beginners however. But they should! Why so?How to play... A Nosferatu11 months ago in Sketches More Like This
Well, because they're the most communal Clan, which make them, oddly, one of the best clans for new players to try and embrace the Masquerade (and the Requiem too). Their community makes it a perfect clan to groom new players into Pen and Paper
As they have a very tight clan system, with an actual solidarity in between their members, the Nosferatu clan offers a wide variety of options to bring PCs to do something ; this way, a Nosferatu player does not need a personal agenda ; just his elders, his sire, or the brotherhood sending them in for the job because "your skills are the most suited, plus this way you meet.. the others". The Nosferatu PC will create his or her own agenda as they're learning how to play, and they're getting to know the city.
Consider the first scenario of the Nosferatu PC "outside" as the Amish teen kids having
A Poetic PentagonA Sonnet by CuriousInfernoA Poetic Pentagon2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I’m not afraid to live and die.
Pain will end, though long it may linger.
I’d look at Death—into his eye,
and we’d intertwine our fingers.
I’ve thought about my goodbye kiss
and the curtain call—a final embrace.
I’m not lonely; there are people I’d miss,
but Death is the end to an exhausting race.
How could I fear for what I live,
or cringe at the thought of kneeling to Death
when all he asks is that I give
the world my final breath.
I’m not afraid to take Death’s hand.
When my time comes, I’ll understand.
If the Moon did not Rise by CuriousInferno
I think about those with werewolf blood
leaving their houses in the lonely night,
raising their heads and searching
for swollen silver light.
They cannot find it—the absinthe
in the sky to drink and for once
their skin does not snap or bend to the curse
of lycanthropy, and strangely, they miss it.
They hold a meeting and jab
their fingers into
Capcom considers UMvC3 update, fan suggestSince Capcom considered to balanced UMvC3 Update & fans suggest in here: http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/jul/19/capcom-considering-balance-update-ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3-asks-fans-suggestions/Capcom considers UMvC3 update, fan suggest2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Here's what the game needs
*PC version (just like USFIV a bit, but w/ Vita version) (mostly turned into UMvC3U, last for Unlimited)
*Custom MP3 compatible to PS3 version like PSVita & Xbox 360 does (PC already counted)
*Voice Option features:
-BG option feature similar to SFxT's
-JP VA for Marvel side (since Marvel JP dubs & Anime, also planning to be added to KH3)
-Set Original voice as default in a 1st place (w/ Haggar's main VA is JP due to series connection). Just wanna set this wish list as possible: http://larsmasters.deviantart.com/art/UMvC3-2013-Marvel-JPN-VA-List-189658067
*SFxT style BGM & FX sounds
*Comic intro to animated (revert back to comic end at the end) scenes
-Alternate Costume for Magneto: Kuan Yin Xorn
-Vergil's Devil Trigger, Nelo Angelo
OBSCUREOBSCURE:OBSCURE3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The flower of midnight blooms
As the wind will sway the trees.
But my corpse will dangle helpless
As it is blown by the breeze.
Feel the prick of final judgement
As I am cast into the flame.
Born again into this world;
Where my life is just a game.
I think and try to remember
But the night is simply cold
I return to the ancient tree
where once my soul was sold.
I gather the rope and ladder
while the moon is shining bright.
I kill myself again;
In the quiet of the night...
A lonely obscure defiance;
Where my silent tears will fall.
For none will ever remember
A quiet broken doll...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 14th May 2012
Words for the Young BloodsWords for the Young Bloods:Words for the Young Bloods2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To all my ninjas sittin' low on the street side,
I want you all to raise your head with pride.
Because I'm callin' out, for the youth to come together
And get those big wigs off the fuckin' power ladder.
You ready? Because we're going at it hard:
See I'm the kind of guy that they're all playin' with
A systematic crisis workin' in the way we live.
The big shots still sittin' and they growin' fat.
With young bloods starvin' just to get their life on track.
We take psychometric tests and make a passing grade,
But ain't no job cause the corporate head is gettin' paid.
And when they screwin' with the money, they ain't never cut.
The young bloods be the first to get their letter up.
I say the system ain't shit and we all got it wrong,
The old mothers are just stayin' in for way too long.
I say we cut them from the system that they fucked up,
And let the young bloods take it; we'll just fix it up.
They set the game, but we're the ones playin' main;
I guess t
RealHow can you expect to see the truth in the mirror?Real8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
When your eyes are clouded by the filter of 'inferior'
Silbermond Chapter 16Silbermond Chapter 162 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I was crazy about her she was so so steady and orderly. It's insane, but she put a kind of balance in my life. Bonnie didn't want to be me or be better than me she wanted to be with me. Beside me. Know what I mean?"
"When you do gigs for peoplewhich, don't get me wrong, is totally awesomeyou tend to get groupies instead of friends. I didn't want that. Yeah, it was cool to have people practically worship you, but it gets lonely. I had the two extremes in my life; people that hated me for stupid reasons, and weird people that would stalk me and freak me out."
Marceline sighed and lied down on her bed. Schawbl took this as an invitation to curl up next to her and lick her face. She smiled at him and scratched behind his ears, causing his leg to thump madly against the mattress. Jealousy ensued (it should've been my ear she was scratching behind, but whatever).
"If you're bored of this junk, we can do something else. I'm
It's Always the Quiet Ones Every class has those kids, you know, the ones that looks fragile and weak. They’re ignored throughout the entire year. There’s a reason why no one bugs them.It's Always the Quiet Ones5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
I am not one of them, I’m those average students on the side line that can socialize like the average human being. I’m not extravagant. I have friends. I do my work. There’s nothing special about me. Although, last year what happened in one of my classes was different.
Edger was one of them, those quiet ones. He didn’t sit at the back of the class like in those cliché stories you read or see in movies. For the first seven months of that school year he was silent. I don’t understand how those kids get away with not answering questions or not going up to the board to write out problems, on presentation days he’d disappear.
On the seventh month of school I’ve started to notice things about Edger. Heck, I wasn’
Dear SantaDear Santa can you fix it for meDear Santa1 month ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To live a day of my life pain free
Where bullies won't rip off my shirt
And, just for once, the bruises don't hurt
Can you please make it that for this one night
My parents get through it without a bad fight
Or that I have an hour without the growing fear
That in the morning I won't be here
Maybe if I am good today
I won't be beaten for being gay
And that I might not have to grieve
Over a friend killed for what they believe
Please don't make it another night on my own
All the rest of this year I have been so alone
Everyone I loved has gone and I'm tired and old
No money for the heating, the house is so cold
Let me find a nice place in which to stay
I'm not fussy; just a nice alley or friendly doorway
Santa what I would give for a crust of fresh bread
Or one night spent safe in a fluffy soft bed
Bring back my daughter, I need her alive
Go tell her killer not to drink and then drive
Tell my mom I love her and give her a hug
Let her know I'm sorry for over
~Crona's Poem~ (Not sure if it's any good or not)Failure.~Crona's Poem~ (Not sure if it's any good or not)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Why couldn't I please you...?
You couldn't even bare to look at me...
That disapproving glare, the disgust with my weakness as a child...
You had no problem with locking me away alone in that awful dark room...
Mother, why do you not love me?
Why did I have to murder Little One to make you proud of me?
All my life, I've been trying to make you proud of me... to make you love me.
But everything I do is another mistake, another failure.
You had me just to experiment with, a guinea pig for the Black Blood...for Ragnarok.
He's so awful to me you know, mother....
He teases me, beats me, yells at me... don't you even care?
No, of course not... you have much more important things to attend to...
I can't seem to put all my trust in anyone...
I can't keep acting so happy here because I know it will be soon ripped apart.
Learning From KnocksLearning From Knocks:Learning From Knocks9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I used to be a fucking idiot!
I guess that's why some people never took me serious,
But I have learned from the truth that is hideous;
My only wish is that I wasn't so oblivious...
Because when I took a fall from my cloud,
I hit the solid ground, rose up to be pushed down,
Misery surround now.
I'm just fightin' this war,
Wagin' for my own crown,
Letter for letter,
So I can say I never backed down.
Facing adversity, my only adversary,
Is my own drive to make success a necessity.
From when I greet the morning until I say my goodnight.
I'll still be chasing after dreams until I walk in the light.
So for the patience and the people still readin' my works,
I can tell you I will never die, that's just a quirk.
I bet you'll see me comin' back like I'm raised from the dead,
And I will leave you with emotions that'll ring in your head!
- Chen Yuan Wen, 12th May 2014
~ Beginning of a new age