Nightingale"Name's Mercer Frey. And you are?"Nightingale2 years ago in Drama More Like This
His hands shifted to cross over his torso as his amber eyes burned into mine. They had a bit of playfulness in them an innocence I would watch silently as it crumbled over time. But back then, the moment we met, his gaze held onto mine with the fiercest of grips. So many words were spoken over that glance; it produced an almost paralyzing effect over my limbs and voice. Without warning, I was trapped caught like prey in a Frostbite Spider's web.
Forcing some sort of noise from my throat, my sentences finally formed after a few grunts. "K-Karliah," I mumbled, offering my hand. His larger palm fit perfectly around mine and proceeded in a friendly and inviting shake.
"I can tell we're gonna get along fine." The 'Spider' rasped, his face softening with a smile tugging at his lips. His irises were still ablaze, but somehow he had managed to ease my previous fears with that one simple expression.
I, the 'prey,' simply nodded and tried to form
PSJJJJPSJJJJ3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is Padomay a deity who wants blood and sacrifices (Sithis), or it represents the Everlasting Change, full of mysteries and uncertain stories? Which one of the possible realities are the Truest? Perhaps the answer can be obtained from the PSJJJJ.
With the Elder Way, the vision of Mundus becomes something deeper and comprehensible, without just a meaning, but with all the possible meanings. The Word is made True, and with True, the Impossible is made Possible.
The Meaning of the Eye, coming with the Dragon and in a Time without The Crown: All was made possible because it was seen a long time ago, and in all possible ways:
The Red Flame Jewel, which was broken by the Moon-and-Star Soul of the Houses is the Key. The Key of Change and the Key of Sight. Look into the Tower, and you will See: Eight Times and One Choice are made in Oblivion. Look in the Sigillum... All is Sanguis. Seek the Hidden Knowledge but be prepared. Do not carry what you can not if
AequilibriumAequilibrium3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nirn knows only Stasis and Change (Good and Evil are just concepts made by mortals in an attempt to understand the reason of the Stasis and the transition through Change), the two forces, a dual aspect of the Divinity, found in TES.
Magicka is Entropy, a measure of the "disorder" in Creation. By Magnus, the Mathematician, who knows the Alphabet of the When and Where, Nirn, an Entity-Realm not yet known, Became. With the Earth Bones, the Laws of Nirn (Lex Naturalis) were established. Through Magicka, the Change could become Stasis and the Stasis could become Change.
Magicka is the manipulation of the Divinity - the Spark of the Creation.
"AV LATTA MAGICKA AV MOLAG ANYAMMIS"
AV LATTA OIOBALA
Morokei, Glorious Dovah Priest.
Mary-Sue: Part 4In a FightMary-Sue: Part 43 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
From a petty cat fight with slaps and hair pulling, to an action-packed superhero vs. super villain brawl, action scenes can start anywhere; however writing them effectively is harder than planning on who wins. It isn’t just about writing down who hit who, and if you don’t describe how a character handles the situation, you can accidentally make him or her seem stronger or even weaker than they should be. If the character seems too powerful without explanation, your audience will point the finger and label it a Mary-Sue, and you don’t want that (unless you’re purposefully writing a parody). Action scenes, whether it’s important to the overall plot or not, are an effective tool to establish your characters’ strengths and weaknesses—weakness being just as essential to highlight, if not more so, than strengths, but first, you have to know how to write a fight scene in order to know where to insert thes
Mary-Sues: Part 3Mary-Sues: How Much Power is Too Much Power?Mary-Sues: Part 33 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I’m sure everyone has heard that an obvious Mary-Sue is one that is too powerful, but no one has explained to me in enough detail when the line is crossed. “Oh, an original character can control all four elements? That’s way too powerful!” Since when? Since it became a clichéd idea? That idea was around since before Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon. Aang, the main character in that show, along with eventually mastering all four elements, also practically came back from the dead a century later in the very first episode of the show, and no one called him a Gary-Stu (which he is not, I’m just saying that labeling a character over power is overused)! As I said in my past two guides, Mary-Sues aren’t about clichés, they’re about lack of explanation and key details that would help in their development of the cha
The Starving ArtistI sat in my blank white room with a sketch pad and a set of colored pencils. For many years I have tried selling my art so I can pay my rent and be able to afford some of the nicer things in life. Why did I have to quit my old job as an waitress to become an artist?The Starving Artist4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Someday, those museums will be full of your artwork, I just know it."
His words echoed in my mind. I remember him from a few years back, on the streets where I sat, he was there, encouraging me to be an artist. I saved up what little money I had from my previous job and bought this white apartment that came with a few pieces of furniture. Everyday, I would walk the streets of Twilight Town hoping to one day meet up again with him. That day was the last time I saw him.
His beautiful turquoise eyes smiled as he looked through my drawings. He grabbed one of them, a picture of three friends on a paopu tree watching the sun set, and asked if he could buy this. I didn't want to burden him, so I told him to just take it fo
Escape to Madness: Chapter IIIEscape to Madness: Chapter III5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Two choices, one fate
It was two days after Bellatrixs arrival when Sheogorath sent for her once more. He had been so kind as to let her rest, deciding that she was in no condition to be running errands for him quite yet. He had refused to tell her more about Xedilian, however, causing Bellatrix to blatantly ignore him for those two days.
Bellatrix was sitting out in the courtyard, simply enjoying the feel of the wind on her face and the sweet taste of freedom when Ellette came not long after midmorning, bearing the news that the Lord Sheogorath had requested her presence immediately. The assassin grudgingly complied, finding Sheogorath standing at a small round table near the base of his throne. Bellatrix studied his lean build for only an instant before gliding her way to his side. Her eyes were drawn to the parchment spread out on the table; a yellowed, detailed and rather beautiful map.
So- Xedilian falls Southeast of The Fringe. You see
I am a Christian - Read Descrp~~~~I am a Christian - Read Descrp4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Hi! I am Kristina and I am a Christian.
~Yes, I love Jesus.
~No, I am not completely boring.
~No, I do not carry my Bible with me everywhere.
~No, I do NOT talketh liketh Ieth waseth ineth aeth Shasperianeth playeth.
~No, I am not completely conservative.
~No, I do not think non-Christians are all horrible.
~No, I do not HAVE to go to church. (I choose to)
~No, my prayers are not 30 minutes long.
~No, I do not sprinkle Holy Water at people.
~No, I do not judge people by their faith.
~No, I do not wear a crucifix/cross. (Although I would actually like one hmm..)
~No, I am not above emotions.
~No, I do not recite scriptures all the time.
~Yes, I do listen to regular music.
~Yes, I do wear 'normal' clothing.
~Yes, I eat normal food.
~Yes, I am happy with my life as a Christian.
~Yes, I have personal reasons for my belief in my faith.
~Yes, I am allowed to have fun.
~Yes, I share with people my faith.
~Yes, I am rather normal.
~Yes, I'm just as human as you are.
`No, I'm not per
UNBOUND: THE BEGINNING OF THE TALE OF DRAGONBORNUNBOUND: THE BEGINNING OF THE TALE OF THE DRAGONBORNUNBOUND: THE BEGINNING OF THE TALE OF DRAGONBORN1 year ago in Humor More Like This
She woke up in a bouncing cart with a pounding headache and her hands bound in front of her. She wiggled her wrists against the bonds uselessly, the rope used to bind her was too tightly bound to be unbound by a simple flick of her delicate wrists.
She looked around and saw three men in the wagon with her. She was shocked! How had she gotten here? Who were these men?
The one to her left was very handsome. He was a blond, male Nord. He wore blue armor. "You're finally awake," he said blandly. He said more stuff, but she stopped paying attention to him because really who wanted to hear the opening game dialogue again?
There was another Nord in front of her. He was a brunette and less good looking. Probably because he was dark haired. Everyone knew that the really good looking kids were blonde.
She ignored him too because he was ranting about Stormcloaks and really who had time for that? Besides being ugly, he was dir
Warmth Between VampiresEver since she returned, she found that she had a really hard time sleeping. She would try as hard as she could, but sleep never came to her. This was not as much of a bother as most would think however, as she'd figured that she'd slept enough in her life. Several thousand years in fact. Serana of the Volkihar clan of vampires was lying in her rather sizeable bed, staring at the ceiling. To a vampire like her, the darkness of the still-early hours of the day were not a bother, for those like her could see very well. Every inch of her chambers was visible to her, as was every sound. All of these combined to keep her awake, not as though her own thoughts didn't do a good job of that already.Warmth Between Vampires1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
So much had changed for her. It was not too long ago when she was not part of this world, but sealed away for many centuries, in a plan by her mother to keep her out of the clutches of her father. Endless years she'd slept a dreamless sleep in that tiny chamber, but to her, it had seemed like the pa
Kingdom Hearts Chronicles: Will of The Arcana Ch 6Kingdom Hearts Chronicles: Will of The Arcana Ch 63 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Pascal, do you think it bites?" A woman voice is heard in the darkness. "Huh? Is someone there?" Rould thought to himself. "No sharp teeth" Rould feel someone opening his mouth. "...Could use a little more brushing." Rould slowly open his eyes. He sees a slender girl with green eyes, freckles and long long long golden hair. The young girl shriek and knock Rould out cold with a frying pan. "What did I do? What I do?" She panicked. "Mother is going to kill me. Pascal quick! Help me hide the body." She lifted Rould's legs and look at her pet chameleon Pascal, who's only a few inches long. Pascal look back at the girl and frown. "Fine." She then wrapped her long hair around Rould's lifeless body and drag him across the floor. As she drag him, Rould's sceptre dropped and rolled under a chair. The young girl then sees a closet. She drag him in front of it hit Rould with the closet door. She then tries to lift him up only made her
Rules for Morrowind Players1- Thou shalt feel actual guilt at killing innocent characters. Yes, they were part of a later quest.Rules for Morrowind Players8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
2- Thou shalt not walk around in a town with weapons drawn. Even Balmora.
3- Thou shalt eventually kill one of these: Fargoth, Crassius Curio and/or M'Aiq the Liar.
4- Divayth Fyr is cool.
5- Thou shalt not do Moon Sugar.
6- Thou shalt not be racist towards a specific race, with the exception of the dirty Cliff Racers.
7- Swords are not only better, but cooler too. Axes are bulky. Staves make you look gay, even if you're a mage. Grab a sword, weenie.
8- Scamps are NOT overgrown cats; they are gremlins.
9- Before trying something, ask yourself if you have enough health. If the answer is yes, check the actual amount of health you have and think again. This will save your life someday.
10- "coc Balmora" will get you out of any hole.
11- Thou shalt cheat at least once during your first week. If you discover how, that is.
12- Thou shalt become addicted to cheating.
13- Thou shalt never play
Allison's RPG Rules, 77-100:Things Allison Beriyani is No Longer Allowed to do in an RPG, 77-100:Allison's RPG Rules, 77-100:2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
77. If we end up doing more damage than the terrorists that attacked at the royal ball, this will cause a penalty on my seduction check.
78. No making a full-body leather gimp suit for the dwarfish cleric, even if he really needs one.
79. I cannot take levels in Creeper.
80. Even though he is not technically undead, Slenderman probably isn't a cleric of Palor.
81. Cursed Items do not make good royal wedding presents, even if the bride really should be mine.
82. Will not suggest Plot to The GM that is worse than what he was already thinking, just because I don't feel like I'm leveling up fast enough.
83. Will not make the party spend more in-game time playing dress-up than in combat.
84. Especially if it's cross-dressing.
85. Will not beat the GM's political game with basic accounting.
86. When I solo a Shuggoth with my Non-Euclidian Vorpal Spoon, the game is over.
87. Anything that shoots projectiles of any sort is n
15 bad Facebook users1. The person who tags EVERYBODY in EVERY photo15 bad Facebook users4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
We all know this person, the guy or girl who fills out the 'tag memes' with their friends or the person who tags everybody so they all see their photos. Not only does it tag us in something that we aren't necessarily involved in, usually it's something that says "ILY" or "If you are tagged in this, post blablabla about blablabla or else!". Then come the thousands of notifications from people you don't know talking about whatever. You can always untag yourself, but then the person who tagged you becomes...
2. The person who whines about EVERYTHING
"WHY DID YOU UNTAG YOURSELF??? WAAAAAH" "OMFG IT'S SOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOLD WAAAAAH"...etc... There's always that one person... you know them, they have emo bangs and are forever on the rag whether or not they are female. If you untag yourself from their incessant memes, they whine at you. If the sky is too blue, th
Profile SkeletonName: (Self explanatory, but can do with elaboration. Meaning of name, appropriateness, background, connotation. Also includes nicknames, titles, etc.)Profile Skeleton3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Race: (Varies depending on genre. I use this for species, as well as a brief species description for fantasy worlds, but also for census-race in real-world stuff.)
Setting: (For fantasy worlds, I usually have an entirely separate sheet, but for real-world stuff, a few sentences here usually suffices. I include location, time frame, and current events, getting as specific as possible. For fantasy worlds, I use a few sentences with notes back to my reference sheet.)
Affiliation: (This often overlaps with race and setting. In a conflict situation, there are usually sides to be taken. This can include political groups, ethnic groups, cultural groups, nationality, factions...)
Occupation: (Also self explanatory, but I also use it as a brief summary of how the job affects the character's daily li
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.The Parlour Incident3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
Anti-Twilight EssayAdair Bones-PoeAnti-Twilight Essay3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Controversial Issue Paper
November 14, 2010
For the Love of Twilight
Girl meets boy, boy meets girl. They fall in love and the boy turns out to be a vampire. It sounds like an intriguing story, right? Is it a good enough story to fight over? Apparently the obsessed fans of Twilight think so. They are willing to fight at the drop of a hat with anyone who does not share their opinion. The series is just not good enough to fight over. There are numerous stories of "Twi-hards" (Twilight fans) fighting naysayer's. While this topic may not be controversial in a typical sense, it definitely causes arguments.
Out of opposition of the Twilight series, the Anti-Twilig
What am I doing wrong? A guide to character designHello again, lovelies.What am I doing wrong? A guide to character design3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Now, I have noticed that there seem to be a lot of design conflicts on the site regarding that someone has *le gasp!* copied your character. Oh, the humanity! How dare they?! How dare they also have a character set who are only black, white, and red because that makes them so deep and edgy. How dare their animal also have a star/heart/diamond on its forehead? How dare they make a character with rainbow legs/tails?! How dare they have a fursona with a "dark" side when they become enraged? How dare their sparkle fursona be black with lime green, hot pink, and cyan markings?! How. Fucking. Dare. They?!
So, you call them out on their obvious theft of your character, and then things get spicy. You get barraged by an army of white knights. You send your white knights after their white knights. Then, when all that is going on, you get a nice, big taste of "trolling" because you're all probably worked up and obsessi
Insanity.I have come down with a curse;Insanity.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A violent disease.
That runs through my veins,
Like a cheetah through trees.
Now I am the test, a scientist's pet,
As a fight my way through madness.
People come and people go,
But still this crazy doesn't slow.
Started out all fun and games,
Till my whole world starts to change.
Now I'm following my heart,
Waiting for my life to start.
Who would of thought what I have thought,
If only they had knew.
That when you see this lunacy go,
It leaves you feeling new.
In the midst of all this insanity,
I've found what I was wanting.
A light to guide me on my way,
That's been here the whole time.
Imagination is the cure,
To all the world's misfortune.
Following from chapter one,
Sees me through until I'm done.
I hate people.You know, our world has just become full of assholes.I hate people.3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
They are the people I absolutely loathe. People who are cruel for no reason and seem to get some sort of sick satisfaction out of making other people feel bad.
I hear about things from friends- They do not even have to be close friends, and I get pissed off by some of the things they tell me.
She would kill me for saying this, so let's not say anything to her.
A friend of mine is having a really hard time lately- With her boyfriend and all that usual crap. Long story short, he is an ass, and likewise the company he keeps.
Today, she was having a particularly hard time, and one of her friends lashed out at her on fb! publicly i
Just some words....I love the way you never knowJust some words....4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You never pay attention
I love the way you know who you are
The way you never hide it
Your smile could rival the moon
Your eyes brighter than the sun
you remind me of the simpler days
before the catty words
Before all of the games
You remind me of everything