The Truth Of Lusitania's SinkingThe Truth Of Lusitania's Sinking2 years ago in Historical More Like This
Thomas was sitting sadly at the sheds in Vicarstown. What Britannic had told him was flying around his smoke box.
'Well, the Cunard liner, Lusitania was carrying some on the journey she sank back in 1915, despite the fact I never knew her personally.'
Thomas shuddered when he thought the word 'sank'. Lusitania was his best friend had met her way back in 1909 when he was still working for the LB&SCR the two quickly became great friends until 1914 when the First World War started and the Cunard liner had to be refitted to become a troopship and in 1915 Thomas was sold to the NWR. He closed his tearful eyes as he thought of the great memories he had with Lusitania. They didn't do much since they both had jobs to do but when the two did meet they would talk about their work have a great laugh until Thomas was assigned to do other work or it was time for Lusitania to depart. Thomas' thoughts were interrupting by puffing, clanking and rumbling of the turntable as an engine puffed onto it. He
Passage of the Years Dear Titanic, beautiful sister of mine,Passage of the Years1 year ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I can barely believe it. Today marks the one-hundred and second year you have been the unwilling patron of the sandy sea-floor. One-hundred and two years.... What is it like? It must be so very dark. So very cold. So very lonely... I cannot even imagine how lonely you are. There is no one to keep you company. No one except the 1,500 souls that died with you, that is. Do you still hear their voices echoing within your halls? Do you still hear the disconnected laughter that only spirits of the dead can provide? What is it like? You are falling apart more and more. The sickle of time is having her way
Legends Never Die: Chapter 16This chapter gets into PG-13 territory towards the end. Nothing too inappropriate, but I'm putting up a warning anyway.Legends Never Die: Chapter 1611 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Kisin looked around, crinkling his nose as the corners of his mouth sank downwards. "I can't tell if you've redecorated or simply haven't bothered."
"Eh, little bit of both."
Ash covered the ground, falling from the void above like silent snow. Tall, ragged stalagmites jutted from the cavern floor, blocking the winding path in several places. A twisted castle of stone and metal sat in the middle of a wide lake of lava. The moans of the Forgotten drifted through the air.
Maria shivered at the chill and stepped closer to Manolo, who wrapped an arm tightly around her. Is this what he sees when he tries to sleep? "We shouldn't stay here long," she said. "They'll be coming after us soon."
"They won't get far," Kisin said. He arched his back, flexing his shoulder muscles. The rest of the group watched in awe as a pair of black wings sprouted from his skin, g
Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 24Chapter 24~Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 242 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
YOU ASKED FOR IT, YOU GOT IT
**Within a split second of Fearless uttering the word 'rust-bucket', Tempestuous's eyes turned from semi-angered to completely afire. His mouth curled up into a snarl, exposing his frightening, shark-like teeth. He slowly approached the other male, who was growing paler by the minute. When his bow was just a yard from the aforesaid vessel, he stated "So, you're going to pull that 'Rust-Bucket' thing again, huh, Mister Fearless? Well, what would you say if I told you that you are overstepping your boundaries? I know I am rusted in a good many places. I know I have a big dent in my starboard side from a past accident I was in. Why rail me about it?"
**Fearless stated "Rust and Dents are very unattractive, Commander." Tempestuous replied flatly "You may be as clean as a whistle, and rust free, but your personality makes you ugly. Sorry. You are either constantly bothering her-" He motioned to me "-Or, you are bad-mouthing me about something or othe
Life After the Great War~ Chapter 2Life After the Great War~ Chapter 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
LIFE AFTER SEPARATION
"Yes, darling. I will have to leave for New York." said I. Britannic and her brothers looked up at me sadly, and she whined "I want to come with you!" I sighed and said "I know, but right now that is not possible. My occupation may sound fun to you, but it is still a job, and I have to keep some degree of discipline. That is where your father and I are quite alike. Not only is he the Commander of the Royal Navy, but he is their flagship as well. Likewise, I am White Star's flagship, and my role is very important. If your Aunt Titanic was still alive, I'm sure we could of split the duties and shared them, but unfortunately, I am the only living adult for the named 'Olympic-Class'. " Britannic thought for a little while, then asked "So, you are as important to White Star as Daddy is to the Royal British Navy?" I smiled and replied "Well, being a Naval Commander still is a greater role, being military, but you could say
Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 36Chapter 36~Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 362 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A SIBLING FOR BRITANNIC
**He faced me with his full attention, and exclaimed "Are you certain? It is quite so?" I gently leaned against him, and said "It is quite so." He smiled and said "Britannic will be quite thrilled, don't you think?" "That is an understatement! She ought to have someone to play with." I pointed out. Tempestuous sighed, and said "The dear girl has tried to engage me in play several times. Unfortunately, I'm getting too old for much more roughhousing than regular wartime duties." Seeing a sad light enter his eyes, I nudged him and said "Well, maybe you are a little older than most new fathers, but that doesn't mean you aren't a fine one. Most ships your age likely have grandchildren by now, and you would have too, if Dauntless had lived. Instead though, your age finds you starting a family. C`est la vie, love. Such is life. I still guarantee you make a far better parent that Fearless ever would." He answered "I would never want to see that cruise
A Rendezvous With MemoriesA/N: The following text is what my opinion is of Doc Hudson's previous life, and why he remained as the more 'unsociable' resident of Radiator Springs. This is told from the viewpoint of the vehicle himself.)A Rendezvous With Memories2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
' Here come the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, nearing the finish line! It looks as if he is going to win his fourth Piston Cup! His FOURTH, ladies and gentleman! Look how close he is to the finish line! Yessir, ladies and gentleman, it looks like Mr. Hornet shall win the 1954 race! Wait! Another racer is gaining on him! He's gaining on him! He's-! Look fast! That rookie just collided with our Fabulous Hudson! Hudson is spinning out of control! He's swerving into the dirt! But wait! It looks as if he may pick himself back up again. He may win this race, even if he is all banged up! Let us cheer him! Let us-! Oh noooo. He was hit for a second time, and now lapses t
Shipwreck SaviourShipwreck Saviour2 years ago in Horror More Like This
It was a foggy day on the Island of Sodor. It was playing a big part of this winter season. Many of the trains were falling behind schedule with their work and that had even been a few accidents as well as hold ups on the Main Line. James had got derailed due to thick fog after it had completely covered a red signal, Thomas took a wrong turn and ended up at the wrong station and Edward had been sent on to the Main Line by mistake when the signal man couldn't to see him and had mistakenly thought he was Gordon.
The Fat Controller was having a very rough time with all these problems so he decided to send fewer trains into service and keep the others in the sheds until the foggy weather had been cleared up. Most of the lines were dangerous when this kind of weather comes. But it's the coastal run that proves to be most worrying. Near the docks there was a tall lighthouse that shone brightly to help ships find their way in land or to sail out into the sea.
One particular night, Thomas The
Spirit of the Titanic / Unpleasant and AngrySpirit of the Titanic / Unpleasant and Angry2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Hello there my dear friends, I have awaken again and I am not in a very good mood. I rarely show this side of me to anyone but I'm so full of anger and frustration that there are people still going on not agreeing with the fact my successor, Titanic II will come and they say that she will be nothing more but a "insensitive" and "a mockery of the memory of those who died". However there is one man that had said that Clive Palmer "is doing so to get both money and attention. I don't think this replica's voyage, whatever it would be successful or not, will finally put the souls of the people who died to rest because their lives were taken by the merciful hands of greed. You know how terrible greed is; it's an infectious disease that turns even the nicest man into power-hunger monster that want more and will do anything to get it. I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that this project ends in total disaster." What such shame and very displeasing for me to hear that but why can
Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 37Chapter 37~Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 372 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
TEMPESTUOUS AND FEARLESS
**That old warship was no slacker in the means of defending me. Although my physical appearance had not altered yet drastically, he knew I was pregnant, and that was all that mattered in his book. One afternoon, he had sailed up against me, and refused to move. At all. I was quite aware of all the commotion from the sailors on board him. They weren't at all happy, either.
"Those blasted engines locked up again, it seems!"
"Curse it! This old warship is getting too decrepit!"
"Those engines lock up so often, I'd say the God-Forsaken vessel did it itself."
**This issued a small smile from Tempestuous, who did indeed find a way to freeze up his engines so not even the prying of a top-notch mechanic could budge them. Another little man burst up out on deck, and exclaimed "I agree with whoever said this ship is decrepit! Why, the Royal Navy oughta just yank it outta service and give it to the poor souls at the scrap-yard!" This made my mate mad, a
Iowa's Training Course ~ SongLet's get down to businessIowa's Training Course ~ Song2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
To defeat the planes.
Did they send me tugboats
When I asked for guns?
You're the saddest bunch I've ever met,
But you can bet before were through,
Mister I'll make a ship out of you.
Tranquil as a liner,
But on fire within.
Once you find your center,
You are sure to win.
You're a spineless pale pathetic fleet
And you haven't got a clue.
Somehow I'll make a ship out of you.
Destroyer: I'm never gonna catch my breath.
Submarine: Say goodbye to those who knew me.
Cruiser: Why was I a fool in school for cutting gym?
Frigate: This guy's got them scared to death!
Carrier: Hope he doesn't see right through me.
battleship: Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!
(Be a ship)
We must be swift as the coursing cruiser,
(Be a ship)
With all the force of a great battleship,
(Be a ship)
With all the strength of a raging carrier,
Mysterious as the dark side of a sub
Time is racing toward us,
'Til the planes arrive.
Heed my every order,
And you might survive.
Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 25Chapter 25~Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 252 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
**As time wore on, it soon became apparent to all of the other ships that I was expecting. Some offered a slight word of congratulations. Others said nothing at all. Either way, it did not matter to me. I was more distraught with fears of how I would ever manage as a mother, of all things! That fear alone kept me sleepless many a night. How would I ever do a good job? Would I be able to be all I hoped to be? What was I supposed to do of 'fill-in-the-blank' occurred?!? All I could do was hope I wouldn't turn out to be failure!
**In every little moment possible, Tempestuous would not leave my side. He had a fiercely protective instinct, and would hardly let any other ship near me. Usually, showing his sharp teeth, paired with brown eyes blazing, sent most away in a trice, but if there was a stubborn case, he was not afraid to fight. He was a true soldier, and his bravery was a true show of love. I, in turn, found that just one more reason to love him back.
Creepypasta: The Cursed Siren PokemonHello, I am Abigail, A girl with a game called Pokemon Black, I am a female trainer from the Unova region, And I had a life changing experience... What happened that day still haunts me... And I will never play Pokemon again... But I'm sure it's still in there, Singing its Perish Song... Here is the story...Creepypasta: The Cursed Siren Pokemon2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
It was a normal Friday morning, I got out of bed and got ready to go out on my Pokemon hunting adventures in Pokemon Black, I took my Serperior, Sawk, Gothitelle, Zoroark, Bisharp, and my favorite, Meloetta, My Meloetta was my first legendary Pokemon, It's nickname was Universa and I consider it female, I was thinking to use her to catch more legendary Pokemon and join championships, But on that same day, I encountered a mysterious trainer and his Ghost-type Pokemon team, He was very tall, Skinny, Had medium length white hair, Amber eyes, Wore dark clothing, And had his hood up the whole time, He challenged me to a battle and then did a creepy giggle for a short time, I didn't thin
Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 30Chapter 30~Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 302 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
FEARLESS the BABYSITTER
**Battered and weary, I sailed back to my post and surveyed the scene. Now, to summon up my own strength to do my part. It was near evening now. Little did I know that on a day of such blackness, news would also come that would please me. News that would give me relief from a situation that, quite simply, had haunted me for many, many years.
**The sun was not long from setting when Second Officer Edwards came off duty, and decided to spend a little time aboard my artillery-laden prow. He leaned against the railing, and said "Tempestuous, there is news I would like to share with you. News that shall take your mind off of this hard day. The boys and I have been studying charts in our spare time, and making them as accurate as possible. The news is this:-" He stopped to light his cigarette, then said "Tempest, you are finally to have some sort of closure on a situation that has saddened you for many years. We have found the exact latitude and longitude
The Human Species 45 - Restless Thunderbird ZapdosThe Human Species 45 - Restless Thunderbird Zapdos3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mewtwo glared at Lucario, eyes so ferocious he was certain he would go blind if he did not look away from them. Supposedly the powerful psychic had the ability to kill him before he could even blink, and so he sharpened his reflexes as much as possible and was ready to leap away at the slightest notice of an attack. Meanwhile, the dark radiance grew so thick and hopeless that Lucario wondered if maybe he had already been attacked, life fading away from him as he was slowly dying.
Instantly, everything let up as Mewtwo turned his back to them through a swaying motion, Lucario falling forward in surprise.
"Farewell," he said, bending his legs to the ground and getting ready to take off.
"Wait, Mewtwo!" Mew shouted in surprise as she flew towards him, "You came all this way for nothing!?"
"Silence, original!" Mewtwo roared ferociously, stopping himself but still not turning around, "I tolerate your presence under protest. If you wish me to mingle with other legendaries, regular Pokém
Life After the Great War~ Chapter 6Chapter 6Life After the Great War~ Chapter 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
THE CEREMONY...TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
I had not realized just how deeply I missed the children until I saw them. Britannic exclaimed "Oh, Daddy! You look SO pretty!" I looked at her incredulously, and said "Me, pretty?! Now, that is something I've never heard before. I am more used to being thought of as a rusted up scrapheap!" She nuzzled her bow against mine, and said "You are my father, I'll never think of you as a scrapheap!" I replied "You take after your dear mother when it comes to such kindness, my darling."
Hood cried with disgust "Flowers for a guy?! I don't have to wear those when I grow up, do I?" The look of fright and confusion on his face was pricelessly hilarious. I smiled and replied "Only if you are faultlessly brave to garner over a dozen decorations like I have will you have to wear flowers, soldier." He looked me over, then said "I don't think I wanna be brave, then." Nelson laughed and said "You're f
New Chapters - #12: GlassesIt didn't take long for Manolo and Maria to notice that something was off in the way their daughter looked at a book. She always held it close to her face, squinting before she sounded out the words or commented on the pictures. When they asked her about it, she told them it was fine, that her eyes had always been that way. This, of course, merely spurred them to further action.New Chapters - #12: Glasses8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Things happened rather quickly after that, Ofelia mused, and now here she was.
At first she thought she would never grow used to how the round spectacles felt on her face. The frame was thin, silver-colored wire that rested on her nose and hooked around her ears. She scrunched up her nose, feeling the new weight constrain it. The first few times she tried to take them off, she pulled forward rather than up and found them stuck.
Then there were the lenses. Thick circles of glass which made her eyes seem even larger than they already were. When she first saw her reflection while wearing them, she frowned. "I look
Titanic - Birth Of A Legend - Chapter 1Titanic - Birth Of A Legend - Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Titanic... a name so wonderful, so majestic and powerful. But it was once a name that was haunting, terrifying, emotionally touching and brought teary eyes to us all. Her legend still grows whenever the story of her sinking is told to us young and old alike. Like her sisters, Olympic and Britannic, she was born in the Great Edwardian Era of ocean liners that were luxurious. Around the world, shipyards were locked in a gripping and tight battle, if not a game of one-upmanship of who could build the most biggest, lavish and fastest ship ever afloat. The pride of nations was at stake and the pride of workers too. Every new ship that was to be built would carry an elite of troubleshooting team that was to handle any problems. Titanic herself was no different. Her troubleshooters were called "Guarantee Group". Just eight of the workers from fourteen thousand would get to sail on her maiden voyage. Their story began 6 years earlier.
1907, Downshire House Belgravia, London. This was th
The Search for Paradise (1) ch.7The Search for Paradise (1) ch.73 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Latios carried Blaze on his back and I carried Ralts on mine as we headed up the mountains, where Flarewhip, the keeper of the Flame Sword awaits us and Blaze's battle. Blaze leaped off of Latios and started to jog quickly. I have no idea why he's doing that. Then, as the top reaches our sight, Blaze stops in front of a small oasis. He looks down at his refection.
I slowly look over his shoulder to see his reflection, mine, Jen's, and another. It's weird, but I think the Legendary Pokemon Jirachi is here. I jerk my head backwards to see him floating in fron of us. Lstios heads over to my side. Blaze turns around to see him.
"You seek a wish, don't you?" Jirachi calmly asks Blaze. Blaze nods. He reaches his hand out and holds a star peice. Jirachi stares happily at it and accepts it from him. "Ok, what is your wish?"
"I wish to find Flarewhip and battle him," he says back. Jirachi's head jerks up with eyes wide open. He's completely shocked by his answer.
"Ok. You'll fight a warrior who
A NEW BEGINNING 1A NEW BEGINNING 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
A NEW BEGINNING: chapter 1
"I must be careful." Lusitania said to himself. The great war had started a year ago and Lusitania's captain had told him to keep a sharp look out for mines or the dreaded U-boats. He tried to get past Ireland as fast as he could. he could hear something, almost like a humming, A TORPEDO! He turned to see the waves splash as the torpedo was nearing on him. Lusitania tried to turn starboard but his small rudder wouldn't turn him in time. Lusitania blew his whistle in excruciating pain as the torpedo slammed and exploded into his starboard side. He kept on going seeing as he may be able to stay afloat. "I must try, I have to save my passengers" he panted to himself. Then he almost lost his balance and YELLED in pain as a second explosion, even bigger than the first, happened. He knew the only thing he must try to do know is to head for the coast of Ireland to try and beach himself. Lusitania knew that if he didn't get there in time that some of his passengers w
Spirit of the Titanic / Not Too WorriedSpirit of the Titanic / Not Too Worried2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Hello there my dear fans... I was woken up earlier to be told that my successor will not come until 2017. Some of you maybe disappointed in that while some of you are not... I for one am not disappointed but I remain laying here on the ocean floor awaiting for my resurrection. My sister Olympic was a little surprised to hear about it as was I when Titanic II's launch was moved.
But I am glad to see that the project is still continuing and is still going to happen and my rebirth will come. I know deep down in my heart that Clive Palmer and the Blue Star Line will never let me or any of my fans down to get my successor built and bring her into service. They know that they have get her built right, make sure every measurements and plans is done correctly and that there are no errors when the cutting of the steel takes place. Back when I was built, the technology that was around not like it is today but it was incredible to see what it could do in the first decade of the 20th Century, a ti
Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 21Chapter 21~Titanic's Forgotten Sister-Chapter 212 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
HOW FEARLESS IS 'FEARLESS'?
**The next time we met, Tempestuous looked finer than ever. A bright new flag waved from the fore mast, and a fair majority of the coal scum had been scraped from deck and wheelhouse. The artillery was also polished finely, to reflect the sun. I exclaimed "How in heavens could you get a Human to get you looking so fine?" He replied "There is one smart fellow on board who understands us ships are living things. The rest of the crew deem him to be nearly insane, and give him a wide berth. He understands me enough, though, and I detailed what I wanted. So, here I be, in near perfection, for War Standards." I returned the smile and said "You look quite handsome, for a 'rust-bucket'." Knowing I was merely teasing, said he "Well! You cannot expect the fellow to sand all that down and repaint me as well, can you?" "No, I suppose not," I replied.
**The clouds that evening were mostly of the cirrus variety, and the pink and orange glow of the sunse
To Change a LifeTo Change a Life2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I remember my first thoughts when I saw you in the film. You won my heart. Not just because of the obvious looks, but because of your kindness. A lot looked at you as gruff and somewhat impersonal, but I saw underneath that façade. I saw the wisdom that lay in your heart, the love you still knew how to give. Your smile could light up a room, but your stern gaze could freeze the weak. You really knew how to be an amazing individual though. You had the power to teach us that winning is not what really matters in the end. In the end, you teach us that no matter how many awards or trophies find themselves in our possession, what really matters is the life we lived. What matters is the love we gave freely without expecting anything in return. What matters is how we see life. What matters is not how many races we've run, or goodies we've gained. What matters is
Life After the Great War~ Chapter 3Chapter 3~Life After the Great War~ Chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was still a couple months of work to be done on me within before I would be issued a clean bill of seaworthiness. My passenger accommodations were still spartan from being used by the soldiers. I would be shipshape only when I was restored to my gilt and chandelier sparkling glory. While sitting idly for the work to be done, my mind oftentimes drifted back to the recent war, and inevitably back to my beloved warship mate. I don't think there would ever be another like him. I was eternally proud up until my dying day that my mate, the highly regarded Commander of the Royal British Navy, was a blue-ribbon winner for kindness.
My thoughts were disturbed by Mauretania, who was anchored not far away, having her lifeboats inspected. She smiled, and said "You're thinking of him again, aren't you?" I startled, then replied, trying to sound dignified "Oh, pray forgive me...I didn't think I looked so obvious