Ode to Sarah KerriganOde to Sarah KerriganOde to Sarah Kerrigan9 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I met a snarky ghost
who was prettier than most
her name was Sarah Kerrigan
and no one else came close
She could make herself invisible
and hide from prying foes
she'd spy on them for hours on end
how my love for her did grow
But one day fate swept down on her
and said her time was near
I cursed and howled and threw a fit
'Not a chance!' I yelled for all to hear
Oh Sarah, why'd it happen
Sarah, why'd you go
Sarah, how I loved you
but I never told you so
I put her in a dropship
in the corner of the map
to protect her and to keep her safe
from enemy attack
The zerg rushed hard
they came en mass
foul, smelly, ugly beasts
all pawing for her ass
But my defenses stood their ground
all through the day and night
battle after bloody battle
a grueling, gory fight
Finally the violence stopped
and victory was neigh
the mighty zerg had lost this time
with Sarah safely in the sky
But what was this?!
A voice cried out
'Help me, help me, someone, PLEASE!' Sa
Lasting Impressions 1 - Revealing HiccupsTitle: Lasting Impressions - Chapter 1: Revealing HiccupsLasting Impressions 1 - Revealing Hiccups3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Shelby Shepard (femShep) and Samantha Traynor
Chapter 1 Revealing Hiccups
The famed Commander never expected anything but the best. Shelby Shepard was a decorated war hero and survived one catastrophe after another. The scars on her body were merely badges she wore proudly as proof of her victories. Any battle she lived was another chance for her to fight, another chance for her to prove her abilities. Anyone who stood in her way would quickly find themselves with a fist planted firmly in their face. Shepard's forceful approach was notorious a certain reporter could attest to this.
When the Normandy left Earth in a hurry, it was sheer dumb luck that Specialist Samantha Traynor was one of those aboard. She never served on a vesseland never expected to serve under the famous Commander Shepard. The moment she discovered the situa
wade liberation warwade liberation war1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Boy was about nineteen. A young man really, but his face made him look younger. Girl was younger, maybe fifteen, sixteen. Peter Bowen thought as he kept his distance considering the situation, studying the several people involved.
City of wade was under Arenian occupation for over three centuries now, and Arenian trackers seeking out mages to be drafted to their military force was hardly an unusual event. Most people who were learned in spellcasting kept their skills hidden, and their weapons were creatively concealed.
Still give it enough time and any trickery will stand revealed. Trackers were by now very skilled in noticing anything with engraved spellcasting spiral. A ring, a stick, the smallest of things. They knew what they were looking for.
This was what baffled peter as he studied the unfolding situation. Boy was blatantly wearing two short swords with the casting spiral boldly and prominently visible on their handles. Either he was a fool, of a foreigner who decide
What My Heart is Telling MeWhat My Heart is Telling MeWhat My Heart is Telling Me5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Summary: As Aqua wanders alone, pondering her feelings, Terra wonders the same thing his feelings for Aqua, causing them to come out in a way neither of them expected. Terra x Aqua
Disclaimer: I don't own Kingdom Hearts.
I'm very fond of the Terra & Aqua pairing. There's just something about it, something I can't put my finger on, that I like. And I was bored when I came up with this.
Also, at some points I'll refer to the Master Qualification Exam as MQE. It just saves a hassle since completely spelled out, it's long.
Aqua walked along the river. She'd decided to take a walk to clear her head before the big Master Qualification Exam with Terra. Her blue hair rustled with the light breeze. Eyes the color of the water reflected the peaceful flowing of the river. She wondered what Terra and Ven were doing. She knew Ven went to bed, but he usually snuck out sometime later to look at the stars.
Terra? Aqua didn't know what he did at night. Sh
RatRat4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Imagine a rat.
A cute, furry, pet rat.
Now, that rat is picked up.
It sits for a minute...
But that rat will eventually want out.
The rat squirms
the rat wiggles
the rat tries to bite
but the hand holds it there still.
Unable to move, it gives up.
Then, the other hand raises to pet the rat.
the rat is happy.
The rat is no longer scared.
the rat feels at home.
the rat couldn't be more at peace.
Now, who is that rat?
...that rat is you.
...that rat is me.
Who's hands are holding the rodent?
...those hands are God's.
First day of School (request)First day of School (request)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kevin and Dave's mothers had signed them up for a private school. They were fed up with the constant irritation of everyday life of school. However, Kevin and Dave didn't mind it; school didn't pose a problem to either one of them. Their moms thought that they were exposed to fights, drug use and any other problem that would typically happen at school. And they were. They usually stayed out of the way of those things, too. But it was too much for their mothers to absorb that that was life. However, they also thought that Kevin and Dave were growing a bit of an attitude towards either parent. So, they signed both of them up for a private school, in which, they will both attend together as friends. The boys were confused; how were they, in anyway, 'have an attitude'? They were obediant children! They did their homework, listened to their parents and played games like any other boy would. They assumed it was probably something to do with the whole school problem. E
Trunk Full of Rings - PopularDelving in once again, I pick a ring and pull it out. While my last transformation had resulted in some free clothes for my Rule 63 form, it wasn't worth almost losing my mind in the process.Trunk Full of Rings - Popular2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Walking over to book, I place the golden brown ring on the page and write 'What's this one called?'.
'Popular. You have good tastes my friend' comes book's reply
'But I'm picking these randomly!'
There is a pause, 'You have good random tastes'
Rolling my eyes, I turn to the mirror and slide the ring on, wondering how it could possibly make me more popular. Seems like the only way I'm going to get an answer to that.
My waist slowly thins down while my hips and breasts expand, giving me a decent hourglass figure. However, unlike the rule 63 ring, this time it goes further, stopping only after my waist becoming almost amnesic while my hips and ass stick far out and my breasts are pushing the DD-cup boundary. My arms thin out as my thighs thicken and feet shrink. In fact my whole body is shrinking sli
Unexpected LoveUnexpected LoveUnexpected Love5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Summary: After Sora has saved the universe yet again and all those connected to him, Terra and Aqua reconcile and reveal their true hidden feelings. Beware of spoilers and some theories. Terra x Aqua
Disclaimer: I don't own Kingdom Hearts.
The title would be better, but I couldn't think of anything else.
Aqua sat on the trunk of a bent palm tree on Destiny Islands watching the sunset. She'd sat on this same tree just over a decade before. It had been a long time since she'd seen a sunset as beautiful as this one.
"I almost forgot what the sun looked like," she whispered. "It's been so long."
This was true. For the past twelve years, Aqua had been stuck in the Realm of Darkness. She'd done nothing but wander to search for a way back home. She'd almost given up hope, but it was thanks to her meeting with Ansem the Wise. She'd met the man just recently, but he'd been a comfort of twelve years of loneliness.
Aside from being lonely, Aqua had almost given up hope twice in
Substitute Princess :: DAY 1 :: TGSubstitute Princess :: DAY 1 :: TG2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In a Bedroom inside of a grand castle that resides in a city surrounded by a ocean and forest. A girls voice can be heard throughout the castle.
Princess Hanayuki: Ahhhhhh! I'm so sick of all this formality and proper stuff!
Princess Hanayuki (花幸)(Flower Happiness) is a beautiful young girl with flowing hair that was born in the royal family but ever sense she turned 11 years old not to long ago, she has been refusing to do anything proper lately and runs off somewhere outside of the castle. Her childhood friend which was arranged by their parents when they were small to make sure she has someone to play with as well as take care of her gets dragged into everything she does as well.
Ryoshin: My lady, please, you've got to stop running away from the castle. You know nobody likes it when you do that. What would happen if you were to disappear?
Ryoshin (亮晋) (Brightness Advancing) is a young boy with the same age of the princess who always worry ab
A Splash Woman Armor TG StoryA Splash Woman Armor TG Story2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Splash Woman Armor TG RP Story
Written by JanusDaGuardian and DannyStar64
It was the last day of school. Daniel was setting out for home when he heard rumors about a “mysterious voice moaning for help” after nightfall somewhere along the local public beach. They said the beach was haunted by some ghost, “Out to ensnare any who dared to answer it. Although slightly shaken by the tail-end of that rumor, Daniel's curiosity peaked. It was good timing as well since he had yet to plan out his summer vacation, so why not kick things off with a little ghost hunt?
Making a little detour home to grab some essentials, like a flashlight, a tape-recorder, a Catholic cross, etc... sneaking in a small meal, Daniel grabbed his bike and headed out. Night fell shortly after he'd arrived. The moon was covered rather nicely behind the dense, nighttime clouds, perfect enough to conceal Daniel's presence, until he went to use his flashlight, which he let rest in a loop on his cargo shorts
You're FamilyThump. Thump. Thump. To Yowane Haku it felt as if her heart was about to leap out of her throat. Nervously she stared at the large oak door to the mansion-like house.You're Family3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She slowly brought her fist up preparing to knock when the handle to her suitcase slipped from her grip and slammed into the door. Haku put her hand on the door as she bent down to retrieve the fallen luggage.
But to her horror right as she reached the handle the door opened sending her crashing down inside the house. Red with embarrassment she scrambled to her knees staring up at the person standing over her.
Above her a tall young man with blue hair and eyes held an ice cream cone. After an awkward moment, while they stared at each other quizzically the boy dropped the sugary cone and creamy liquid onto Haku's long white hair.
"Agh my ice cream!" The boy screamed.
"W- What is it?!" A shrill voice screamed. Haku watched a small blonde girl run down the stairs leading down to the front door. "
18 Questions Asked by AtheistTop 18 Questions Asked by Atheists18 Questions Asked by Atheist3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
-- These are taken from my own personal experience discussing with atheists. You can find them also in my "How I Know God Exists" journal, but I thought I'd spread them to the public more. Hopefully both atheists and Christians will read these and learn more.
--Note that I try to keep these concise and to the point. I could probably write a small book on each individual one, haha. But for space and time's sake, I won't. That's why I've also supplied plenty of links for you to learn more. If you think I don't fully answer something, read the links I give you. If you have more questions concerning something, read the links I give you. Anyone who comes to me asking about something that the links could have answered will be ignored.
1. Why would God allow evil?
Two words: free will.
We have free will to commit evil, and free will to choose not to.
Evil is the absence of God. The same way cold is the absence of heat, and darkness is the abs
Trust"Nope, nu uh. I'm not doing it." David said, crossing his arms.Trust4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"But why not? You do realize that you brought this up, right?" Jesus asked, dragging the question.
David looked at the ground and frowned. It was very idiotic to bring up to Jesus that he did not trust Him...now Jesus was "making" him do a trust fall.
"Jesus, You do know that this is not useful at all...right?" David asked.
"How do you know that?" Jesus asked, smirking.
David sighed and turned around.
"Jesus, that's the thing...I didn't know that you were going to do this...You know that I hate trust falls, the person behind me always drops me. Even after they catch me, they just drop my head after my fall. Remember how I had to go to the hospital because of this stupid stunt?"
Jesus did not seem moved by David's almost convincing arguement.
"Do you want to trust Me or not?" Jesus asked, stretching His arms out.
David sighed frustratedly and turned back around, crossing his arms again.
"How do I know that You won't drop me
No God - No Atheists"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." G.K. ChestertonNo God - No Atheists4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"That's stupid!" you say.
"Not true," says I. This statement, in and of itself, provides proof for the existence of God. I know that, if you are a non-believer, you will instantly dismiss this quote. Your beliefs are quite firm, after all, and what can shake them? You question the existence of God, but you don't really want an answer. An answer will prove you wrong. However, if you are willing to read on, I think you'll find that the question of rather or not God exists isn't one of fact or fiction. It's true, and I shall illustrate how simply using this quote.
Perhaps I should put this quote into a different perspective. Here is one of the same theme by C. S. Lewis: "If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark."
The view behind this is simple: If ther
Taur virus: part 1Taur Virus 1Taur virus: part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The whole planet trembled the moment it happened, eight years ago. I was just nine when it happened but it was enough to deeply scare me. A meteor struck Africa and there was nothing modern science could do about it, people though it was the end of the line for earth. Yet at the moment of impact only a crater and mild quakes were the end results. For a second the earth sighed as the so called "doomsday" turned out to be a pebble the size of a truck crashing in the middle of the western shorelines of Africa.
The world was relived and soon after things returned back to normal well sort of. There was a huge ongoing investigation of the crater as well of the meteor's remains, but there was no way it would affect us Or so we thought.
It made itself present months later around the continent an odd disease started appearing. It wasn't life-threatening so far, merely some fever, raspy voice, stomachache among other symptoms. The CDC confirmed there was a link bet
Dancing WatersDancing WatersDancing Waters5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Summary: One day while walking down the beach, Terra spotted a girl dancing in the water. He thought it was strange, but she had entranced him. Terra x Aqua
The story is named for a title the Japanese BBS site gave Aqua, which is in full "The Dancing Waters Forming Bonds'. I got the translation off the KH wikia site.
Disclaimer: I don't own Kingdom Hearts.
It was just a normal sunny day in the Land of Departure. The three Keyblade apprentices of Master Eraqus were training together in the courtyard out front.
Terra, the oldest of the trio, stood tall and strong as he attacked his comrades when they advanced with physical strikes or cast spells. His spiky dark hair rippled with the light breeze. His cobalt eyes alert for any sudden movements from the others.
Ventus, the youngest and normally called Ven, speedily dodged attacks and cast various wind spells that would throw his friends off balance as he went at them. His blonde hair seemed windswept fro
What Humans Call LoveI rolled around the cot I lay on, the stiff mattress springs threatening to impale my back. I hadn't had a good night's sleep since the doctors of Valerian's consort had removed the malignant tumors that had grown while Zamara had been present in my mind. Giving up on sleep, I sat up and opened my eyes, greeted by a flawlessly crafted walls hewn of soft, dark stone. Looking around, found a smooth, purple-skinned protoss towering over me. the pale sapphire eyes shone like gemfire in the dim light of the sick bay. I was unfamiliar with the face, but the feminine presence was all too recognizable. "Z-Zamara? Is that really you?" I choked on my words. Clearing my throat, I said, "I thought you were still in that Khaydarin crystal the dark templar downloaded you into. You have a body. H-how can this be? What about Ulrezaj?" As astonished as I was, it felt wonderful to have her presence near me. "I-How long have I been out?"What Humans Call Love3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Almost two years, Jacob Ramsey," she replied, her telepathic voice
ASKtheARTIST InterviewASKtheARTIST Interview2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
ASKtheARTIST Interview with algenpfleger
Welcome to ASKtheARTIST. My name is *thefluffyshrimp and today I have the great privilege to interview *algenpfleger, a very talented illustrator and creator of many well-known works on deviantART.
Thank you for presenting us with this opportunity to interview you, algenpfleger.
*quietly sits down and sips on a mysterious beverage
WAIT ARE WE DOING THIS OR WHAT
*Vellez asks "What is your creative process? Do you just research and then begin drawing when you get an assignment, or do you mull it over a bit?"
Hmm it usually starts with me getting the assignment since I spend my freetime drawing other things mostly (these days at least). As soon as I know what the client wants, I leave it alone for a couple of days and wait for ideas to sprout in my head. The rest is just craftsmanship, you know, drawing the stuff and everything. The real work is done as soon as I put down the thumbnail sketch.
~smarff asks "How saturated do you think the illustra
ZenSometimesZen2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
In the zen garden
Rocks contemplate people
Too Many Drinks - Part IToo Many Drinks - Part I2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A blurred and painful awakening disrupted Chuck’s dormancy as his eyes slowly focused on his digital alarm clock.
The blinking colon between the hour and the minute counters violently drummed the seconds of his alcohol induced torment. Chuck’s head bellowed upon waves of whiskey infused headache. How had he managed to drink so much?
More importantly, what happened last night? The evening was a muddled conjecture of missed connections and happy accidents. The late hours of a night’s outing at his local pub usually lead to a booze-infused discussion of politics, religion, and sex, soon obliterated by a cleansing alcohol-fueled memory wipe.
Something prolific, a profound moment, had managed to escape the mental gravity well of his binge. A monolith, no... a person had managed to survive in his memories until his awakening.
Suddenly, a tide of recollection swept over his mind.
Chuck cringed at the realiza
The Truth About Selling FanartUpdate notice as of January 17, 2013: I have given this guide a MAJOR overhaul. It was originally written over a year and a half ago, and since then my own views and understanding of copyrights has changed. I felt that this guide should reflect those changes, so if you read this guide in the past, please take a moment to look through it again as I have added MANY new topics, information, and sources. Unlike my first draft, I have also changed my viewpoint to neutral throughout this writing.The Truth About Selling Fanart4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor any kind of professional that works in dealing with laws or copyrights. This guide was written based on my own research and understanding of copyright laws, and from discussions with others knowledgeable of the subject. These facts are all sourced from U.S. law. I encourage others to do their own research and draw informed conclusions on how they would like to pursue the issue of selling fanart.
The Truth About Selling Fanart
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