The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 13[Chapter 13]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 138 months 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?”
MK vs Mega Man X Universe: ZeroCostume 1: His appearance from the Mega Man X seriesMK vs Mega Man X Universe: Zero11 months 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 011 year 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.42 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
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 Write3 months 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
What are Alibits?What are Alibits?1 year 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
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 15[Chapter 15]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 152 months 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.”
See your Inward EyeIn an ever-changing world,See your Inward Eye1 year 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?"
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 River3 months 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
The Wayward Astronomer: Ch1The Wayward Astronomer: Ch14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Halcyon Adhil stared up at the nighttime sky and marveled at the sheer explosion of color pouring down from the heavens. He could see the gamma ray bursts from supernovas, the fiery ultraviolet from a young main sequence, the smoldering infrared from an ancient red giant in the final stages of its existence. He was looking into the past as he looked up at the heavens, a silent witness to events that had transpired eons ago.
Hal blinked his orange reptilian eyes and squinted as a fierce gust of wind pelted his body with stinging glittering flecks of snow and rock. His tail turned away from the wind, coiling up tightly to conserve body heat. Among the DreamKeepers of Anduruna he certainly had not met any that looked much like him, a body with origins as ancient as the heavens themselves. Halcyon was a feathered reptile; a raptor. Neither dinosaur nor bird, he found himself on the terminus between two eras of evolution. His dark green scaly skin was almost entirely covered by jet black pl
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 16[Chapter 16]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 162 months 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 12[Chapter 12]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 128 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Marcus led Hal out of his stateroom and into the dimly lit halls of the church. They slowly weaved their way through corridors and down staircases, heading seemingly deeper into the labyrinth that served as Marcus' new home. Hal's energy was spent, and he leaned heavily on his cane with each step, his head sagging with fatigue. His eyes, however, remained alert as they walked and he did his best to mentally map the route.
Marcus walked calmly and patiently, leading Hal by half a step. His footsteps carried little weight, and only the light taps of his own cane marked the time and distance spent. Those sharp yellow irises glanced sidelong at Hal. “It's fortunate that you are here, brother.” Marcus' voice broke the cadence. “I've been in a difficult position ever since Vanir brought Miri back with her.”
“What, is she too much for you to handle?” Hal half-smirked, but his dry wit lacked the normal keenness hidden behind the words.
The Viscount's FollyA Banished TaleThe Viscount's Folly1 year 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
The Viscounts Folly Ch.2A Banished TaleThe Viscounts Folly Ch.21 year 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 Viscounts Folly Ch.5A Banished TaleThe Viscounts Folly Ch.51 year 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
Age of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising PrologueAge of the Alicorns: Chaos Rising Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It all began with love.
After the dawn of time, alicorns and mortal ponies lived separate from one another. In the old age, the ponies of the earth below us started out as a very segregated race: greedy, unjust, hateful. The world as we knew it had turned evil and no longer reflected the land it was created to be. Sin was rampant everywhere and love was but a memory rarely spoken of. We alicorns, the immortal and wise race, were disgusted with what the world had become and made our domain in the heavens far above the sky. Granted, our race was not perfect either, but the land below us was shrouded in darkness and hate and we could not coexist with those beings.
The land grew colder, and snowier. The winter season one year did not stop. Spring did not come; instead, it continued to snow and freeze all around the ponies' domain. It was the windigoes, demon equine s
Whispers of the MadWhispers of the Mad:Whispers of the Mad2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your lips remain painted with the scars of torment
Carved so as to split with every word of speech
The glass that slices through your softened flesh
Bears the marking we know as 'Vinashuka'
And now he lies beneath the falling sand
Drowning in a world that is sinking away
Though his feet will seek the stability of ground
He finds himself caught by 'Vinashuka'
A disturbing word that rings hollow at best
For it carries the tone of a tainted solitude
A heart that has been corrupted by physical pain
Can only scream 'Vinashuka!'
How does a man know when he has gone insane?
To descend into a world where logic is naught
A moon that carries the colour of blood
Shall paint my skin with 'Vinashuka'
I have lost all sense of meaning in this place
There is no where else for my soul to flee
Caught within the whispers of delusory madness
I can only repeat Vinashuka...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 13th July 2012
The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 14[Chapter 14]The Wayward Astronomer: Chapter 146 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Vanir led Hal and Miri through a few hallways and down into the basement of the Cathedral. There, Hal encountered a sight that was somehow both expected yet surprisingly comical and irreverent: The basement was wide and open, littered with punching bags, free weights, training dummies and a rather long firing range along one whole side. One corner had an area with a modest-sized kitchen, complete with some counter space, a fridge, sink, and a few small round tables. Hal's tail blinked all four eyes simultaneously as he struggled to process the disconnect between what he expected and what he was seeing.
At one table sat Marcus, relaxed and impeccably dressed, as he read the morning paper and sipped at a hot mug of coffee or tea. A finished bowl of cereal sat just beyond easy reach, pushed aside to make room for the paper. “Good morning, brother.” Marcus smiled and raised his mug in greeting, folding the newspaper into a neat rectangle. It was almost an absurd si
Fur and FireThe Camera positioned itself, as the spot light focused on an anthro deer, and the show began.Fur and Fire4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"All over the city of Arcadia, there are dozens of talented chefs with amazing skills in the kitchen." she said, as another spotlight went onto a Dalmatian Anthro.
"But only one can claim the title of Master Chef."
"Hello, I'm Aile Grove." the Deer greeted.
"And I'm Tommy Jarrison." the Dalmatian said.
"And once again, 4 chefs are here to duke out for the top in another episode of..." Aile gestured to Tommy.
"Fur and Fire!"
The lights went on, revealing the competitive kitchen in all it's glory, as the two hosts walked to the center.
"The Rules as always, go as such, four chefs, three rounds, five judges. Each chef has to make an amazing dish before time runs out, but it's not that easy! Is it, Tommy?" Aile asked.
"Not easy at all." Tommy said. "Each round uses certain ingredients, and you have to use all of the neccesary ingredients in your dish."
"When time runs out, your dishs will be prof
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 consolation10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
PlaygroundPlayground2 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
The Viscounts Folly Chapter 3A Banished TaleThe Viscounts Folly Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Viscounts folly
Nina stood at the bow of “Drifter’s boat”; she used the term loosely as Drifter had acquired this boat just for this mission. Two of Nina’s crew, the sisters Silky and Velvet stood behind her. Drifter and the bobcats were busy doing all the work so Nina and her crew relaxed and watched the shore get slowly closer.
Nina felt bad that Raven had to stay behind but she wasn’t going to leave her ship guarded only by the word of a couple of pirate captains. Nina felt confident that the black fire wielding she-wolf could look after the Bander’s Revenge on her own. Besides Raven would not be alone for long, Pierre had promised at least two new crew members would be aboard waiting when Nina returned.
Making Comics is awesome! What do you think?I recently read a Journal on FrontPage, "Tough Love: How to Make a Comic".Making Comics is awesome! What do you think?6 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Nothing against the writer, i really appreciate the willingness to share some true advice by the writer, but i felt compelled to write my thoughts about it, as i feel it is misrepresenting what making comics actually is like, at least if that's what you want.
It also made me curious to hear more opinions on what making comics feels like for you!
This is a great opportunity to talk about this matter, would love to hear your opinions as well, so i encourage you to comment!
Doesn't matter whether you are already making a comic or have doubts about beginning one, let's talk about this!
This is a topic i really care about, since supporting beginners is something i love to do (as you can see by my tutorials/videotutorials) - there's nothing better than sharing your passion with people who are struggling but want to do the same thing you love!
Since some found it useful/inspiring, I'm sharing with you my reply, hoping
Rivalry of the MoonRivalry of the Moon4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Rivalry of the Moon
I had snuck out my bedroom window and dropped to the ground on all-fours. Dashing away from my landing spot, I quickly located my bike in the moon-lit gloom. I then gripped the handle bar with hands not quite made for it and awkwardly pedaled away.
I lived in the country, on a 92 acre ranch. It was a lot of fun living there, riding horses and herding cattle. I got lots of exercise.
After pedaling past open pasture and wooded forest I reached my destination point. A large culvert under the road. I jumped off my bike, walked it over to the culvert, and climbed inside. There was my best friend, grinning at me. "There you are, Archie!" He said. "I was starting to get worried."
I grinned, my teeth glinting in the moon. "Were you really, David?"
"No," He said, also grinning. "I know you're always just fine in the dark, creepy night. Unlike me."
David was just about the minimum requirement for being brave enough to go outside in the night by himself. Besides being brave, h