MK vs Mega Man X Universe: ZeroCostume 1: His appearance from the Mega Man X seriesMK vs Mega Man X Universe: Zero2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Costume 2: His appearance from the Mega Man Zero series
Zero was created by the late Dr. Albert Wily sometime in the early twenty-first century. When he was first activated, Zero awoke as a Maverick (by the definition of wanting to cause harm to humans). Not wanting to get anymore comrades endangered by the powerful enigmatic Maverick, then-Hunter Commander Sigma himself challenged Zero in a one-on-one battle. Even though Zero eventually gained the upper hand during the battle, Sigma was able to defeat the red Maverick after the gem on Zero's head began to glow and a 'W' symbol appeared, apparently causing Zero great pain. Sigma then shattered the crystal on Zero's forehead, with the virus transferring to Sigma. Zero was soon enlisted into the Maverick Hunter's 17th Elite Unit.
Johnny Yong Bosch
*Z-Buster: Similar to the X-Buster, the Z-Buster is a chargeable canno
Adventures of Iron Tail - Chapter 01"Grounded"Adventures of Iron Tail - Chapter 012 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Alright, give us every coin you’ve got! And no funny business, you hear!?”
The couple had no choice; they didn’t have any weapons on them to defend themselves against the bandits, especially the large one in their group: a bear standing at an impressive seven foot height. The axe he wielded was none less terrifying either.
“P-Please don’t hurt us,” said the woman, who was sitting next to her husband at the driver’s seat. “We were just passing through!”
“Yeah, yeah…” the smaller bandit waved off. “Alright, big guy. Grab everything from the back.”
The bear nodded firmly to the wolf and made his way around the carriage. With the animals held down by their reigns by two other bandits, the old couple wasn’t going anywhere.
Suddenly, the woman gasped: “Oh no! George, the boy…!”
She turned her head to look towards the muscular bear man, who was a
Sonic / Project Dimonze: Ch.4 Dimonze: Chapter 4 What am ISonic / Project Dimonze: Ch.43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At Sonic's house, Tails yelled out, "Hey Sonic!! Would you like to go swimming at the lake with me!?"
Sonic stared at Tails for a moment and replied, "Sure, I would love to go swimming! It's hard for me to find people to go swimming with me, because I am so fast! Let me get my surf board. This time I am making sure I teach you how to go surfing!"
Tails smiled and ran out the door. Sonic quickly went into his closet as he yelled, "Hey! Don't leave me like that!" As soon as he grabbed his surf board, he dashed out the door to go after Tails.
When Sonic got to the lake Tails was already in the water, spinning his tails like a propeller; which gave him the ability to jet across the water. When he saw Sonic, he called out to him, "Come on Sonic! The water is great!"
Sonic put down his surf board in the sand, "I suppose I can show yo
The Dioxyl Documentary, Part 1ChuChu LarniaThe Dioxyl Documentary, Part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dioxyl Study Timeline and Database
Holy crap holy crap holy CRAP! I can't believe this! He actually said yes! Oh my GOD, he said yes! I didn't even think it would happen! I thought I was just a nobody to him! But he actually did it! Dr. Bang said YES!
Ahem. Test. Test one two. Chuchu Larnia. Chuchu-chu-chu chu da Larnia. Yooooooo.
Okay. Serious now. I, Chuchu, was picked by Dr. Bang himself to study one of the strangest creatures ever: the Dioxyls. From what he's given in his illustrations, Dioxyls are naturally mysterious creatures. He's given them their privacy, and even befriended a few of them. Named one of them Oxy Clean or something like that...anyway, back on track. Dioxyls. They're like Pokemon, but not like that same-species stuff. They're their own species...genus I forgot the name of, but their own species nonetheless. I'm supposed to study them in their natural habitat, and I was allowed to experiment on a specifically
Mission Regain Control and DoodleDerp Write Pokeyoo continued with its glaring and generally immature expressions directed at the utterly innocent wall for several seconds. Perhaps even minutes. Whatever the case was, there was indeed several of some form of time measurement involved. Eventually it decided to leave with much prissy princess muzzle pointed up in the air though.Mission Regain Control and DoodleDerp Write1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Finally left with the Qwuedeviv declared, Foul Earth Wuff Menace once more, Spork rummaged through a most ominous looking assortment of equipment it had placed on the table with its tail. Meanwhile Mr. Wuff whose name was actually Wolfieface and beyond that, actually Lowell, but we are ignoring that fact with run on sentence, did nothing. Primarily and specifically because he could not readily get up—which is likely why he had stayed there any length of time. That or he was just dumb, both entirely possible. Anyway He watched with eyes—his eyes as a matter of fact. His very own pair of eyes of light blue color. The last fact of whic
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 13[Chapter 13]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 132 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hal rested one hand on the satchel bag that was slung under one arm. It hung loosely from the strap wrapped around his shoulder, and he patted the canvas with his talons as if reassuring himself that it was still there.
“Relax Hal.” Marcus chuckled at Hal's anxious tick. “We're almost there.”
Hal let out a deep breath and nodded to his brother. It was just another courier job. Nothing out of the ordinary. The two of them sat together on a water ferry that silently glided through the canals of Calypsa, and Marcus seemed to be enjoying the warm summer breeze that carried them forward. “I'm not worried about the delivery. I'm worried about being late for dinner.“
Marcus laughed. “It was your idea in the first place to take the job on such short notice. Are you worried about dad chewing you out again?”
“Aren't you?” Hal grunted. “Using 'it was Hal's idea' doesn't work for you anymore, remember?”
What are Alibits?What are Alibits?2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Alibits are Alien Computer Graphic 2 Dimensional Pixels from Hiroblix with unlocked special abilities.
They go sometimes on quest around Hiroblix to find other big secrets around Hiroblix, seeing if there's something else around that will change Hiroblix making it into a way bigger world than ever before, filling it with fun activities, like adventures, racing, more places.
Alibits are from a peaceful pixel like home world called Hiroblix which was a dark and empty dimension created by an ancient caring alibit who had the ability to memorize everything and big powerful magic, sacrificing himself to use his full powerful magic to fill the dark and empty dimension into places, things, everything to life that would change lives of the next alibit race, being born with knowledge, including their own names that they receive in their minds, and everything about hiroblix. Alibits would have everything that the first alibit race didn't have long ago before the first Alibit with special abiliti
Tails Doll Apocalypse: Ch 1A tired and battered Sonic stood before a metal version of himself who was sparking from severe damage. Despite Sonic’s state, he still gave a smug grin as he said, “You’re not looking so good. Wanna call it quits?” Metal’s eyes glowed a brighter red as he just mealy accelerated his torso engines to proceed to his next attack sequence, “Yeah, that’s what I thought!” said Sonic as he ran right at Metal head on and preformed his signature spin dash.Tails Doll Apocalypse: Ch 18 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Both Metal and Sonic collided in their spin dashes. They grinded each other, both refusing to back down. Eventually they ricocheted off each other and then they slammed one another again with more spin dashes.
Floating around above them was Dr. Eggman, watching them and scoffing at Sonic, “He heheheHAA ha!! You have no chance this time Sonic!! It’s just like fighting your own shadow. Just… more reliable than… Shadow! You kno
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 22[Chapter 22]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 227 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
* THUD *
A dull tremor gently shook the floor, halfway stirring Hal out of his slumber. He lay in that murky miasma of half-sleep: barely even aware that he was no longer unconscious. It was almost impossible to wake any further on his own, and he lacked the willpower or energy to open his eyes.
“Hal.” He felt Miri's hand on his shoulder, shaking him awake. “Did you hear that?”
“Mmmm?” He rolled over, slowly forcing his eyelids to open. The room was dark and blurry to him, but Miri soon reached over to shake a glo-orb, and the needle of new light poked sharp pain into his skull. Hal winced, hoping his eyes would adjust quickly.
The room was well sound-proofed by design, so Hal couldn't hear very much of what was going on outside. He thought he heard the muffled sounds of commotion, like a violent argument was happening down on the floor down below.
* CLACK – CLACK – CLACK *
The distinct sound of springer fire pi
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 15[Chapter 15]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 151 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Another meteor?” The entire room fell strangely silent. Marcus' tone took on a breathless quality. “Where?”
Hal shook his head, still struggling to regain his breath. “I don't know where exactly. It's somewhere in that direction. That's all I know.” He waved one claw towards the wall that his tail continued to stare at.
“This changes things.” Hal's brother glanced over at Vanir. “We need to retrieve it at once. With just a little bit more, we will have enough shards to equip each and every one of us.”
Vanir nodded, smiling confidently. “We'll finally be ready to move on to the next phase.”
“Vanir, take Hal and determine its true location. Let's not waste any time. I'll spread the word for everyone to assemble.”
“Wait. Hold on.” Hal spoke up, seeming to finally find balance on the legs underneath him. “I never said I was going to help with any of this.”
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 19[Chapter 19]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 1910 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What happened back there was murder, plain and simple! How the hell do you justify killing someone in cold blood like that!?” After a sorrowful and silent ride back, Hal now found himself in a heated argument with his brother in the cozy top-floor office of the cathedral. Despite the comfortable setting, it felt like the argument could boil over at any moment. Vanir, Dubs and Miri all played spectator to the unfolding fight.
Marcus sighed, uncorking a bottle of fermentae and taking a sip before responding to Hal. “Hal, you're angry. I get it. I really do. But what was I supposed to do? Capture him? Risk more people discovering us? Start a whole big collection of captives to keep you and Miri company? I can't afford that, Hal. One slip up when we're this close, and everything falls apart.”
“God damn it, Marcus! He was my friend!” Hal couldn't restrain his outrage. “You could at least pretend to show remorse for all you've done!
The Viscounts Folly Ch.2A Banished TaleThe Viscounts Folly Ch.22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Viscounts Folly
“The Dive a most wretched place of scum and villainy, I must be cautious.” Nina said to herself. Nina hadn’t been back here since The Boss had worked out a deal with the Bander’s Revenge’s old captain Keets and a trade agreement with Pierre some four years ago. Nina had spent the negotiations at a separate table clinging to Marcien’s hand while Monty with his constantly drooling mug had leered at her. She hated herself for the scared little teenage girl she had been.
The Dive had the distinction of being the most disreputable joint in the history of the Dune Sea. Constructed over a natural stone basin that filled with fresh seawater every high tide, the moniker had come about when some drunken idiot had dived from the rafters, missed the pool and broke his neck on the floor. O
The Viscount's FollyA Banished TaleThe Viscount's Folly2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Viscount's Folly
In the Dreamworld lies the city of Anduruna, home to the race known as the Dreamkeepers. Far to the north-east, past the Dune Sea along the shores of the Alchera ocean sits the bandit haven No Toll Town. Once a staging area for the rebels during the Toll wars, it is now home to every pirate, outlaw, runaway and banished Dreamkeeper north of the great city.
One such runaway, a white fox by the name of Nina Machiavelli made her way through the back alleys and side streets, heading for the docks and her ship the Bander’s Revenge. Her blue eyes regaining focus as all the troubles running rampant in her head forced her buzz to quickly fade.
The trouble started six months ago when Nina’s navigator had gotten herself knocked up. Then when said navigator had confronted the father to be about it, the bastard had the decency t
See your Inward EyeIn an ever-changing world,See your Inward Eye2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
faster and faster every day,
you may have lost your way,
overwhelmed by the events;
We are busy the whole day,
thinkin about the bills we have to pay,
thinkin about the things we'll never see,
or what others want us to be;
In our minds wandering,
no time to play,
no time to create,
we just keep frantically running;
But there's something inside you,
something that can make a grey sky turn blue,
something that can make a dull city breathe,
that can make you stop clenching your teeth;
And I here begin to wonder:
"Have you ever stopped to drink some tea,
Have you ever stopped to simply close your eyes and see?"
The Viscounts Folly Ch.5A Banished TaleThe Viscounts Folly Ch.52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Viscounts Folly
“Ah there she is.” Nina said, nudging Frankie in the ribs before raising her voice to shout; “over here Ann!”
Buttons took off from his perch on Nina’s shoulder and flew over into Ann’s arms as she approached.
“Hey guys.” Ann said. “This your brother?”
“Frankie, Ann, Ann, Frankie.” Nina replied.
“Nice to meet you;” said Frankie, playing the part of stranger meeting another for the first time.
Nina appreciated the panache her two contacts possessed and was hoping that what she had in mind would be within their abilities as well.
“So what’s this really all about Alma?” Ann asked with some added emphasis on Alma
Parable of the Raging RiverOn opposite sides of a river valley lived two farmers with their families- one strong and young, the other a little older. One day a storm rolled in, and the river flooded.Parable of the Raging River1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Their homes were destroyed- stone and wood scattered by the raging river. Their loved ones cold and without shelter, both men were angry at the loss.
"I will not stand for this!" the strong farmer cried. "We have the right to live in safety and harmony. We did nothing wrong- but the river struck us. This injustice will not happen again- I will stop the river, destroy it, foul its course!"
He took his sons and prepared, collecting stone, timber, and tools to stop the river.
"Come, help us!" He called to the elder farmer. "The river is your enemy too."
The elder thought, then said no.
"What's wrong with you!" cried the first farmer. "Don't you want your family to be safe?"
"Of course I do. But I do not stand against the river."
"You would allow harm to come
Ode to the GrumpMid-afternoon, waking up in a stuporOde to the Grump3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Brewing some coffee, get the mind moving.
Throw on some clothes after a good shower
Looks like you gotta be there in an hour.
Go out to the driveway, pull out the car keys
Give your dear Susie a kiss on the cheek.
Say you'll be back in an hour or two
Right after you're done at good ol' HQ!
Drive to the haven, oh woe was he
Greeted with the face of absolute glee.
"Arin, oh Arin," exclaimed him as he cried
"Wouldn't you like to give this game a try?"
They clicked in the cartridge in the ol Snes machine
"This game be dumb Jon, yes this game be!"
Jon stared at Arin with a look quite unclean
"no no, Arin; you're just being mean!"
Despite the game, their banter was clever
The two both noticed this unlikely endeavor.
"Please, oh please Arin; just an episode or two?"
"okay fine!" said Arin. "Three parts, and we're through!"
They played and played as they bickered and bantered
as Barry took footage, holding back laughter.
You most likely wonder who these two
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 24[Chapter 24]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 245 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Is this what dying really feels like?
That question was the last thought to flow through Hal's mind, and it seemed stuck there in mid-stream, unable to move forward. There was never any pearly gate, no flash of light or recanting of his sins. There was just the question. The single question that waited an eternity for an answer.
A sound broke through the haze of timelessness.
There it was again, and suddenly Hal realized he was having thoughts. Why was he thinking about having thoughts?
Hal tried to open his eyes, to wake up, but he only partially succeeded. There was nothing to see, but he was clearly awake. He was thinking about being awake and how odd this felt.
Something was covering his eyes, and yet even so they felt fused shut somehow. Slowly the cold truth of realization condensed in his mind. His eyes were covered by bandages. He was lying down. He was alive.
Hal wanted to cry, but he couldn't. Why was he alive? Was t
Nainso and Vi:A moment of consolation Diligence nipped on his resting tail and Nainso slowly awoke to another day of running the Troika. "Ah Diligence you are quite dutiful in keeping me in tandem with a schedule" he proclaimed and in a mere 4 minutes he walked out of his personal quarters as his usual knowledgeable and impeccably dressed self. As he made his way throughout the underground hallways comprising the Troika base he quietly contemplated on how things had been escalating at such an alarming rate as of late. It was doubtful it was going to culminate without reaching a horrifying climax and although he had no doubt that was the circumstance for which the Troika had been formed he would rather it not happen at all. The mere notion of the the nightmare hordes descending upon Anduruna like a mass of predators about to viscerally butcher a horde of prey was disturbing and he only wished that more knew the truth instead of waiting in blissful ignorance, unaware of the dastardly consequences of doingNainso and Vi:A moment of consolation2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Gregori Met NamahThe day after Halloween. All the scary stuffed dolls were being put away, and the cute, calming dolls were being put in their place for the holidays to come. Well, all except one that got stuck in the dark corner of the bottom shelf, hidden by the shadows of the shelves above, and left forgotten.When Gregori Met Namah4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A couple of days passed by and no one noticed the forgotten stuffed doll. Then, a group came, taking every stuffed toy off the shelves and putting them into a large box, including the forgotten doll which got tangled up with the one next to it.
The box was dark, and the only time there was light was when someone opened the box to take one of the cute stuffed dolls out of the box before closing the lid once again.
First they only took one at a time, then two, then three, then whole fistfuls, with the occasional voices;
"Think she will like this one?"
"Maybe she wants more then one."
"There has to be one that she likes!"
"These work with Lillith, why not the mons
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 16[Chapter 16]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 161 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By the time Hal and Vanir made it back to the cathedral, the day was beginning to transition from afternoon to evening. They walked together down to the “evil rec room” saying little to one another. Hal didn't have anything more to say to Vanir, and he was already beginning to feel the heavy onset of fatigue even though the day was yet to be finished. As they approached the room, they were met with the sounds of an argument. To Hal's familiar ear, it was definitely Miri's voice.
“How the hell is this funny to you, Marcus!?” They stepped inside the room to find Marcus lounging comfortably on one of the couches, watching the news on a large wall-mounted data scroll. Miri was standing in front of him, just barely to the side of his view of the screen. She gestured pointedly with one hand towards the broadcast.
“Just look at them. They have no clue at all. The blind informing the blinded.” Marcus was unphased by her outrage.
Hal turned his a
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 20[Chapter 20]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 209 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hal sucked air deep into his lungs, fighting off the clamor that seemed to be erupting from all around him. Though the walls, the floor, and the ceiling he could feel the pressure of the lives suddenly thrown into movement in reaction to the violence. No matter how hard he wished it, the bees' nest couldn't be unkicked.
The giant void ripped into the world by Vanir's singularity prevented Hal from continuing down the hallway, which was probably a good thing. The evil rec room was down that way. He could already begin to sense and see the IR heat shimmers of multiple people moving towards them from that direction. Miri ran to pick up Vanir's springer, but found the body of the weapon to be badly damaged from the deflected bullet. It wasn't useful as a gun anymore.
“No time for that Miri, let's go!” Hal grabbed her by the wrist and pulled her along with him as he scrambled back towards the stairwell leading upwards, to freedom. The sound of his own amplified and
The Viscounts Folly Ch.4A Banished TaleThe Viscounts Folly Ch.42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Viscounts Folly
The Dawn found Nina wake and ready to go, she had been awake for several hours before sunrise, she just couldn't get used to a bed that didn't roll around even a little bit. She had made good use of her time tweaking the prefabbed resume to be just a little more realistic. What had been provided was too perfect; someone with little work history studying engineering would be more a numbers rather than a words kind of person.
Nina secured her contraband and checked to make sure nothing was out of place, before giving herself a once over in the mirror. She had trendy blouse under a short waist hugging jacket and a pair of pants that squeezed just a bit in the rear. A little bit of sex appeal has never hurt a girl’s c
PlaygroundPlayground3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All that autumn her ghost haunted the playground;
no wisping phantom, but strident bits and pieces
clamoring for attention - a pair of black patent
leather shoes waiting expectantly by the teeter-totter.
And Sister Teresa had to pry red woolen mittens
off the jungle gym every morning.
Jimmy Boyle kept seeing her sweater at the swings,
its green wooly arms daring him to go higher
and trying to tag him "it".
And her best friend, Jenny Black
could see the flash of her pigtails
throwing copper across the kickball field
where recess waited to swallow them.
The toys vanished from the sandbox every evening
leaving nothing but a soft trail of disappointment
in their wake -
their accusations of neglect
and longing crouched under the
maple trees, swarming with the bees.
But winter proved a discordant grave -
the protest of frozen ground
an errant melody in the schoolyard
and her shoes kept shrinking
and stumbled down the slide,
leaving a thick crust of frost
like somber tracks that said good-bye