LXIX: R E S P E C TI've been hearing a lot of name calling, recently. You're "Pro Death," or you're "Anti-Women's Rights." You belong to a "violent religion" or your religion "hates science." Maybe you're "unpatriotic" for how you vote. Maybe you're a "sicko and a freak" because you support gay marriage, or maybe you're "cruel and hate love" because you don't. On every issue I run across, the number one thing that sticks out to me is all the name calling.LXIX: R E S P E C T1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
I'm not here to talk about whose opinion is right or wrong. I want to give you five good, solid reasons to respect, or at least act like you respect, other people in a debate, no matter how wrong you think they are.
1. Think About What You're Trying To Do.
There are only two reasons to have an argument. One, just a mind exercise, a game, and insults don't expand your intellectual capabilities. Two, you're trying to convince someone who disagrees with you to come around to your way of thinkin
We Will LiveI don’t remember when I forgotWe Will Live2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
what it felt like to be happy,
what it felt like to love
and to know that I was loved.
My head told me I was alright
but my eyes told me to cry
and my heart told me
I am breaking
under the crushing weight
of the sertraline,
until my head couldn’t speak
and my heart couldn’t love
and my eyes couldn’t see
I was blind as the darkness came over me
and I was helpless
Dandelion QueenI dream of the ocean;Dandelion Queen2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that paper-thin line where
the current swallows the stars
and the water churns violet
(you tell me to be
dandelion queen, we've
heard all these words before)
I will sleep heavy
and wake a few hours before dawn,
only to forget my name
my wave-weathered heart will cry,
I will cry (my biggest fear
is drowning in too many
of my own weighted words
you tell me to be
so I can hear the world breathe)
I want to go home
Sinful SweetsThe Sinful Sweets Factory was the crowning pride and glory of Macys little town. It was where young people went for jobs, old people went to reminisce about dates and parties from when they were young people (most occasions were catered by the factory), and everybody else went to satisfy their sweet tooths. The chocolate eclairs, the cream puffs, the blueberry pies, the strawberry shortcakes, the peanut butter cookies, the apple streudel; nothing that came out of the factory failed to impress. The only factor rescuing the town from gorging itself on a constant diet of the Sinful Sweets was the highly filling property of their foods.Sinful Sweets8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Macy had long since proven herself to be above her peers, however, in her love of the sweets. Her black hole stomach allowed her to down twice as many slices of cheesecake as her friends. The stains on the walls of her kitchen long-time remains of culinary experiments proved her pass
Wasted Words.Wasted Words.Wasted Words.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We wait for the last possible moment.
Even when confronting our opponents.
How we truly feel.
We hide behind our counterfeit expressions.
Conceal and contain our countless confessions.
Failing to announce,
What our mouths long to pronounce.
We purposely squander opportunities.
Maintaining our positions within our communities.
Avoiding any disclosure,
Reducing the risk of exposure.
We use humour to dilute what we actually say.
Because the truth does not have to be revealed today.
We know there always is a tomorrow,
So today has not got to be filled with sorrow.
We wait and wait.
Stall and prolong.
Until it’s too late
And the moment has gone.
There is never a convenient time.
For us to say what is really on our minds.
It takes the sight of a death bed.
B. U. M. P. All that stood between Tanya Hudson and an audience of over four thousand people was a thin black curtain. It did not dull the roar of the crowd one bit.B. U. M. P.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This was her first show and she wanted to make her first impression memorable. No matter how daunting the task she would overcome it, was what she told herself, but that didn't make her any less nervous. She adjusted her long braid of hair-- not because it needed adjusting, but really just to stop her fingers from trembling.
A sudden drumroll grabbed her attention. She hadn't even realized that the Mistress of Ceremonies had already entered the ring. "Ladies and Gentlemen! Children of all ages, and I do mean all ages!" she bellowed into the microphone. Tonight! Making her Battle Union of Maternal Professionals debut, from Columbia, South Carolina! One hand against another makes a very nice sound for tonight's newcomer, so please welcom
The Department of Vore Girls 100The Department of Vore Girls 100.The Department of Vore Girls 1003 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dawn was blindfolded as the police officer who had informed her that she needed a real vore
license took her to the DVG's secret location. Dawn herself had digested a good number of
her Hearthome victims so while her belly was still very large, sticking out from her pink
contest dress it had shrunk quite a bit. She knew it was smaller as she felt it squeeze
through a door. *BLORP* *SPLOSH* It still sloshed loudly with the contents bouncing inside
her stomach walls. Once she was passed the door the officer took off her blindfold and Dawn
found herself in a large building with yellow floor tiles, blue walls, lots of doors and
several people. Other then the officers they were all girls with large bellies, most of them
had bigger bellies then she did. "Welcome to the DVG! Here all females take the exam to get
their vore license. Since vore has become so common and frequent recently the government has
decided we need to have every vorer registered." The off
RevengeRevengeRevenge11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You think that we've forgotten,
But forgotten I have not,
I hold your soul within my fist,
Forever it will rot.
I thought I use to love you,
But I guess that I was wrong.
I know now that I hate you,
And your torture will be long.
How will I start? I would not know,
What I will do I fear,
It's hard to make a human being
Suffer when they once were dear.
I tighten my grip,
You scream in pain,
I look at my hand,
I don't see the stain.
Life means nothing anymore.
The circle turns.
Time goes on,
You are lost forever.
I know you're lost,
And down I kneel,
You cannot know the pain I feel.
I am sorry,
I must be strong.
Revenge was mine,
You were wrong.
William,If I am nothing but an actorWilliam,2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on a stage in this dust town
of rose torn bones and washed up
stars, why is it that the galaxy sculpted
crescent moons in my palms
Uh OhOlivia was a young girl living by herself in a small apartment. She has blonde hair and green eyes. She has a bit of a potbelly that isn't too noticeable to anyone except her.Uh Oh6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
She stood in the middle of her living room. She held a stripe of gum with a blue tint.
Olivia was a Wonka fan, and always wanted to be full of juice like Violet Beauregarde from the movie. Olivia had purchased it from a strange vender on the street who had promised her that it was the real deal gum.
Although she pondered long and hard of how just it may work and how she may get the juice out of her if it did work.
Pacing back and forth staring at the gum as she closed the blind and locked the door, just in case. It was now or never as she saw that it was dark out which was perfect because she didn't want anyone to see her.
Then it occurred to her that she wanted something a little better to wear rather then her PJ's and bra. Then Olivia went to her room and went through some clothes. She had been saving a homemad
No wander about it, just lust.You were a mid-morning train wreck,No wander about it, just lust.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the embodiment of poetry.
& my clavicles whispered too many nothings
about your summer storm hands,
folding like paper cranes
to make wishes upon themselves.
wishes are for the weak-
do something about this quaking heart
& freezing fingers.
I think I found God then,
Tribute to zeldaTribute to zelda3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
From hearts of young to hearts of old
Link's adventures will be told
In our hearts it's set in stone
In our minds the name is known
The legend flies from near and far
Makes no difference where you are
At some point you must have heard the name
As many others play this game
Around us all for many years
The name alone can spread some cheer
The magic holds onto our hearts
Truly is a work of art
Speak it loud for all to hear
Say it to all that are near
We will always remember it's name
The Legend of Zelda is a magical game.
UMvC3 Fan Moveset: X-23 RevampedUMvC3 Fan Moveset: X-23 Revamped2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Origin: X-Men series
First Appearance: X-Men: Evolution "X-23 (2003)"
Voiced by: Tara Strong
Theme song: ???
Alternate costume: Classic X-23
Stage: Bio Plant Disaster (Shared with Marrow)
Standing light punch, Crouching light punch, Jumping light punch
Standing middle punch, Crouching middle punch, Jumping middle punch
Standing fierce punch, Crouching fierce punch, Jumping fierce punch
Ankle Slice QCF + M
Charged Ankle Slice QCF + Hold M
Decapitating Slice QCF + H
Charged Decapitating Slice QCF + Hold H
Aerial Axe Kick
Crescent Scythe DP + P
Mirage Feint QCB + P
_Sweep The Floor
_Crouching Toe Stabs
_Raging Bull Rush
Rage Trigger QCF + PP
Weapon X's Revenge
Silent Kill QCB + PP + S
Alpha: Stabbing Claws
ConstellationShe is dream dust,Constellation2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
too bitter or wise
for her own good.
A timeless dragon's soul
somewhere inside a
scaled shell, burning
the silence in her bones
alive, honeysuckle sweet.
She collects fireflies only to
set them free at 3am,
crying to an uncaring moon.
& she's begging for the stars
to take her away,
make this house a home
rigged in the sky.
She is already naked fever
swimming through the cosmos
& I orbit her.
Who Are YouI am the peasant, the pauper, the beggar.Who Are You1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I dig ditches, lay brick, dig graves.
I toil and sweat and never rest.
The ache in my bones puts a wing on heavy hearts.
The scars on my flesh water the desert.
I am the lord, the loyal, the guise.
I sit most of the time and get little time to myself!
I wear a suit and make little noise.
The tedious boredom I feel makes the rich moreso.
The itch of my suit is uncomfortable.
I am the king, the god, the money.
I do seemingly nothing and benefit greatly.
I own many expensive luxuries and use them often.
The problems you have do not exist to me.
The bulge of my wallet is all you know.
Yaoi FangirlYaoi FangirlYaoi Fangirl6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Oh, I'm a yaoi fangirl,
And my boyfriend has a lover,
I hug them and I squeeze them,
I and watch them kiss each other.
Oh I'm a yaoi fangirl,
If I see it on the street
I'll think it's nice and kinky,
Oh, they're cute enough to eat!
Oh, I'm a yaoi fangirl,
All my stories filled with Slash
I hate when I see canon,
Oh, well, maybe just a dash...
Oh I'm a yaoi fangirl,
And my toyboy has a friend,
Some others think it's sick, but
I'll stick with them till the end!
Oh I'm a yaoi fangirl,
It's an obsession I won't tame,
My boyfriend has a boyfriend,
And I love them both the same!
I long to set this world aflame.I once dreamt of ashes and dragons,I long to set this world aflame.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
as dark ravens loomed over my sleeping form,
planting cadaver kisses along my neck.
Stepping into a river of colors, I contemplated
smoke halos and the unlit cigarette between my teeth.
I asked myself if all of this was worth it-
gasoline rainbows painting landscapes along my thighs.
I'd never smoked a day in my life, but I liked to play with fire.
[Light a match and watch me burn. ]
Universe GirlsheUniverse Girl2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
fell in love
while he was
still a planet;
she could only manage
to fall in love
with shooting stars
in the glare of your eyes.
what more could you truly ask
from a universe girl?
How My Business WorksHow My Business Works2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My business works because it's actually not a business. And by this I mean I hardly make any money with my pictures. For me photography is not a way to make money but to invest money, and I work several other jobs to be able to pay for my art. I'm a tour guide on waste to energy plants and wastewater treatment facilities, I'm a concierge at the house I'm living, I work as a Photoshop instructor and on weekends I take care of the library of the University.
Sometimes people say to me: I can hardly believe you're not making money with your photos because they are better than the work of many professional photographers.
Of course it's flattering when somebody says something like that even if I don't always agree. But here's the thing: the very reason why I'm able to work on this level is because I don't have to make money with my pictures. If you're a photographer who wants to make a living out of it you are forced to do things differently. You have to focus on what your customers like and
9729 kilometers away, to be exact.i have these bones like flowers-9729 kilometers away, to be exact.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
fragile and finely plucked,
these lily stargazers
are kissing ocean beds,
making love to sirens
for a taste of her
i want to tape maps to my limbs-
throw caution to the wind
as i gather up
every love letter receipt,
from every false attempt
i ever wrote her
& forget for just a moment
that even still
she does not love me.
One Feisty Feline [Cat!Romano X Human!Reader]One Feisty Feline [Cat!Romano X Human!Reader]2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I'm home!" you called out as you pushed open your front door. Hands full of grocery bags, you close the door with your foot. Not a minute after announcing your presence in the house, a blur ran out from your room and over to your legs. Standing there, nuzzling your shin was your tabby cat, Romano.
Romano had become extremely protective of you once you had found out that you were pregnant. Your fiancé, whose child you were pregnant with, was currently overseas on military business, so you were left alone with Romano. You had just gotten your cat around the time your fiancé and you had started dating. He had always been rather protective of you, but as of late, he would refuse to leave your side. He would throw fits when you would have guests over, not that he wasn't always getting mad when you had others over, especially males.
But lately, he would hiss and sometimes even bite if you had company. Speaking of company, your friend Alfred was going to come over today.
Here, Lemmie Help...Here, Lemmie Help...3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Looking out with his usual half-lidded gaze, Gamzee watched the children play. Some thought it strange, but Gamzee just happened to be a people-watcher, and the most interesting were the kids. Adults were easy to predict; their offspring, on the other hand, could go from crying because of a skinned knee to squealing in utter delight as another being gave chase. Tavros, in turn, watched the watcher with a happy smile, having opted out of his wheelchair to sit on the picnic table at Gamzee's side and listened to him play the cherry-red guitar before his lover had spaced out with people watching.
"H-having fun, Gamzee?" he teased, waving a hand across the older boy's face to break him of his trance. "Of course," Gamzee replied nonchalantly, "This is the miracle of life. It's worth waiting to watch." He paused, thinking over his own words before changing the subject completely. Patting the neck of his guitar, Gamzee grinned and asked, "Wanna play, motherfucker?"
Taken aback, Tavros fidgete
Pokemon Manga vore interviewPokemon Manga Special/Adventures Vore: Interview with Vorers.Pokemon Manga vore interview4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A man in a suit with a name tag that said 'Ted' on it was on his way for a special meeting
with a notepad, Video camera, and microphone in hand with his Pokemon Tangela. "This is
it Tangela! Today we become famous! We're going to have a live interview with vorers. You
got the camera?" Ted asked. "Tangela!" Tangela used it's vines to hold a video camera.
"Excellent. This will be a even bigger story then the one we did last year. You remember
it was called 'When Girafarigs attack' or 'I married a Vigoroth' This will be the next
big thing. It will make people forget all about my flop earlier this year. Anyway lets
go. Prof. Oak was able to get 5 of the most dominate and feared vorers around. We're
meeting in a Villa located in the Battle Zone of Sinnoh. One of the girls has ownership of
it." Ted said. Tangela nodded it's body. Ted arrived in the Battle Zone, and headed for
the Resort Area where a big villa was there waiting for