Shinigami Realm - First Human's InsightShinigami Realm - Dead Land, and the First Human to Travel There
The term 'spirit world' does not represent any single place, or location that is physically inaccessible to humans. The term represents any realm described in any belief system that humans have either invented or developed after witnessing a supernatural event (such as plagues of Egypt, or life, death, and rise of Christ).
Until 2003, the Shinigami realm was unheard of by humans, but none the less it exists. Shinigami have crossed the access point between their world and ours, and delivered to humans the most "dangerous weapon of mass destruction in the history of mankind" [Near, 286].
According to a Shinigami present in Japan during the first Kira Era (later coined, 'the Yagami Years,'), the shinigami realm is barren, and devoid of life. Very few life forms exist other than shinigami themselves, and mostly consist of a few species of moss, lichens, molds, and other plant species adapted to a dim dry climate.
Pokeballs- Design and FunctionThere exists no other technology created by humans that is advanced as the pokéball. This device is capable of reducing physical objects- living and inanimate, into condensed and computer-coded soups of atomic particles and then casting out and rebuilding the object. It is an unparalleled technological feat that has changed an entire nation and set widespread and unpredictable precedent. What gives this device its reputation is that it can particalize living animals, and reconstruct them into the exact same condition, and the animal can carry on with its life.Pokeballs- Design and Function4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the Pokémon Nation, these innocent looking devices have become a symbolic and basic part of life, nearly that of a leash or a pillow. They can be bought by anyone for roughly $10, and not the slightest thought is even given to the hint of the explosive controversy these otherworldly devices have caused worldwide.
While they are as trivial as iPhones, pokéballs are the final products of a long and dark history of
Trainers - Life on the RunThe government proudly boasts that society throughout the Pokemon Nation is poverty-free, and that not a single individual has fallen below the poverty line in the last 10 years. This is due to the controlled economy and numerous employment, family and housing programs throughout the country.Trainers - Life on the Run4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
However, for hundreds of thousands of people, this popular fairytale is a far cry from the truth. In large cities, groups of people without establishment gather regularly. Many are young, and have been expelled from their school or place of employment. In Isshu, once someone has been expelled or fired, it is illegal to hire them.
But the remarkable thing about these rural and urban nomads who travel mainly on foot throughout the regions is that they are not failures in the eyes of society. They are pokémon trainers. Licensed pokémon trainers. Officially they are not jobless or homeless. Their occupation involves training pokémon, battling, and traveling. Their main objective as put
Pokeballs - Handheld WeaponsRoughly 2 million years ago, the first humans had made a remarkable discovery: the use of tools other than their hands. Rocks and sticks and other hand size objects that could be modified and used as tools. With discoveries came ideas, and with ideas came development. The first humans picked up the most basic tools and discovered their potential uses such as cutting and crafting. This technological revolution set humanity on a path that would lead to further discoveries, and technological development. However, there was a dark side in every milestone. Everything that was used to improve humans' lives was also used as a weapon. To kill or enslave the enemy, or domesticate the inferior. Throughout the age of man, as new inventions were created, they were eventually used as weapons or a means to best one another.Pokeballs - Handheld Weapons4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Pokéballs are no different. In fact there is no harmless use to these seemingly harmless devices. Even if not used in warfare, critics of this highly controversia
Human Pokemon - Living Hell 01HUMAN POKéMON - A LIVING HELLHuman Pokemon - Living Hell 014 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the nation of Isshu, hundreds of thousands of animals live in captivity and are bred and trained for two purposes: serving their owners, and fighting to the death. Bound by the signature pokéball, an otherworldly device that can vaporize and store living beings as mere particle soup and instantly re-construct them with minimal or no health defects; they live in a world of slavery and violence. This is the intended existence of pokémon, and as of 2074, humans are no longer safe from the dangers of this existence, into which they are forced in against their will.
More and more people face being captured every day, and find themselves at the wrong end of pokémon-master relationships. There is no legal protection, and little chance of escape from this nightmare. Human pokémon are forced to fight to the death against other animals, and often, each other; and increasingly often, in League-sanctioned tournaments.
Others are forc
Champion Cynthia - Rise from HellSinnoh's League Champion, Cynthia "Sen" Shirona; known for her compassion, kindness and efforts to end trainer violence. She is coined, the Angel of Sinnoh who ushered the region and its people into a golden age of peace and prosperity. Though she is loved by all, her rise to power was more violent and controversial than ever before. Kidnapped by a trainer from her remote mountain hometown, Shirona reappeared and began her ascension through the Sinnoh League as a human pokémon. Years later, she entered the tournaments as a trainer with powerful pokémon. In a matter of a month, Shirona faced off against and defeated the Elite Four, and faced Rex Luger, Sinnoh's ruling Champion.Champion Cynthia - Rise from Hell3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"This girl came out of nowhere. No one knew who she was or where she was from. From her first match in the tournament, she became feared by all trainers who were to compete with her. The next thing we knew was she was taking on Luger's Elite Four. Then Luger himself. He had not had to face a challeng
The Sinnoh War 01Within hours of Rex Luger's gruesome death and the end to his reign of terror, the entire Sinnoh region collapses into anarchy and chaos. Communications and supply lines are down within days. Sinnoh virtually disappears from the map. It has become an intelligence black hole. Human pokémon have taken it over. In response, the Leagues of other regions pooled their forces and invaded Sinnoh, in a desperate attempt to re-gain control of the region.The Sinnoh War 013 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Leagues of all the other regions, unite their forces, hell bent on re-taking Sinnoh, and ousting its new champion, human pokémon Cynthia "Sen" Shirona.
"The League Coalition had a total combined force of roughly 600,000 trainers, civilian conscripts, and volunteers. We split the whole force into big and small platoons and threw them at the region, with little or no intelligence as to what the hell's going on in there. League Coalition forces took strategic coastal locations, and some were even lucky enough to get further inland.
Gijinkas - Hybrid pets and slavesThe "Next Best Thing" Since Human PokemonGijinkas - Hybrid pets and slaves3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
With the rise of an industry that centered around capturing human beings and reducing them to atomic particles that could be treated as data, came the industrialized fantasy process of combining humans and animals into hybrid beings called gijinkas.
Even by the late 2070's, the Silph Corporation had long ago mastered the sinister little machine known as the pokéball, and had developed the technology enabling scientists to modify all Pokémon in terms of their behavior, abilities, chemical production within their systems, thought process and memories.
This was the new industry that flourished as thousands of trainers and other owners of human Pokémon flocked to Silph's labs to pay a fee to have their humons altered; mainly memory deletion, and behavior modification, a process as simple as changing the values in the settings of a computer program.
But this new industry has added a new service altogether: re-constructing humo
TimeElements of Artificial DreamspaceTime4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Article: #: Time
At their own great expense, explorers and pioneers in artificial dreamspace made perhaps one of the most important discoveries since the first sedatives and injection systems were developed. They discovered that time can be stretched.
Part 1: Our Perception of Time in Real Life.
This is due to the fact that the mind functions much more quickly in artificial dreams than natural dreams or during waking hours. This discovery also lead to a growing number of hypotheses in the scientific community. These hypotheses center around a basic assumption: If the mind is smaller, it functions more quickly, therefore time is stretched, or 'slower.'
This is based on the argument that if the brain is smaller, so is the mind, as there are brain nerve cells to accommodate brain function, and, the mind of the creature requires less brain cells to function.
So, not only is the world much larger for a small animal or an insect, but time is much longer for
The Life of Derpy Hooves 1- Turbulent BeginningTwas the Storm Season, a two week period when the Pegasi of Equestria celebrated the awesome, awe-inspiring power of the Living Skies by creating storm systems in the air surrounding their cloud-built cities. The Pegasi always engaged in a fierce competition on who could create the biggest, most spectacular storms. They hardly ever lifted a hoof to consider the fear they struck in the ponies on the lands below, or the potential damage they caused. Why should the pegasi care? The land lubbers were inferior beings.The Life of Derpy Hooves 1- Turbulent Beginning3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pegasi spun the clouds and crafted all kinds of weather anomalies, from a gang of fillies spinning a small tornado to an army of professional stunt fliers whipping up massive hurricane and hailstorms that ravaged the lands below.
It was during these days that storm clouds grew around the cloud cities. Wind and rain lashed at the hardened cloud structures (composed of compressed atomized-magnetically solidified water that felt like soft cotton); lighting sliced across the air a
WonderlandElements of Artificial DreamspaceWonderland4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dreamscapes of Wonderland The Alice Analogy
To the astonishment of the scientific community, recent and shocking revelations suggest, with possibly indisputable evidence, that psychiatrists had been studying artificial dreamspace as early as the 1870's, more than a century before the development of dreamspace equipment and artificial dream-inducing drugs, or even the idea that the human brain could facilitate a virtual environment was conceived.
In 2094, historian and dreamspace researcher Charles Dreyfuss published a report in the Polaris Science Journal (Feb 2094 edition) suggesting that beginning in 1864, a patient in a psychiatric hospital had been locked in a desperate war with her own subconscious for the control of her mind and body.
While original reports from the hospital itself never used the language employed to discuss any aspect of artificial dreams, Dreyfuss explained throughout his 120 page report that the patient in
Human Pokemon - Living Hell 02 Population Decline Crisis and Corrupt SolutionsHuman Pokemon - Living Hell 024 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Absolute power corrupts absolutely; responsibility has nothing to do with goodwill based morality; responsibility aims only to serve corruption. And such as history has played out in Isshu.
In 2090, according to data from the National Pokédex database, for each citizen and pokémon trainer, there was one human captured and used as a pokémon. Based on the steep rate of human captures taking place in the Pokémon Nation, that number is expected to triple in less than five years. Analysts from the government and Silph Corporation quickly predicted that if unchecked, the rate of human captures would trigger a population crisis that would have a deep impact on the economy and industries in the Pokémon Nation.
In 2074, when Protocol Zero was passed into law (legalizing the capture and use of humans as pokémon), the national population was roughly 712,000. Roughly 7000 people had been reported as missing or k
Human Pokemon - A Rare AmnestyCrunch of the Future Today! Vol. 516. Ed. 1. 2094:144 (May 24)Human Pokemon - A Rare Amnesty3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
pp. 56: Part 03 of the ongoing Living Hell series: A Growing Amnesty
The term, "Human Pokémon" legally defines any human individual who has been captured by a pokéball, regardless whether or not they are in a trainer's possession. Human pokémon are viewed as scum and vermin by a brainwashed society that prefers to ignore their exploitation.
Trainers are encouraged to use human pokémon in battles and League events, despite the use of other people as pokémon will put trainers at odds with each other. However, as the trainer population increases, so does the population of human pokemon, and so do the horrific incidents of their abuse.
Over the last ten years. a new movement has been challenging the propagated morality concerning human pokémon. The movement is made up of low ranking policy officers in League offices in small towns and rural areas. At the local League Office in Fo
ProjectionsElements of Artificial DreamspaceProjections4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Article #: Projections
The artificial dream world is occupied by beings known as projections. Prior to the development, distribution, commercialization and aggressive marketing of dreamspace technology and "medicine," there was no prior definition for the term "projection" with which it could be applied to the animating apparitions that inhabit artificial dreamspace environments.
Nearly anyone has access to artificial dream space, even more so than a computer, or even a car. The term 'projection' was applied to dreamspace inhabitants; to imply that they were "living" embodiments of one's thoughts, emotions, knowledge, and defenses. Hence, the effects of somnacin or related drugs force the mind to create this dreamspace, and in it, the mind will project itself into the environment and these virtual living beings.
In natural dreams, projections appear, and we interact with them until the dream ends. Through mysterious means, the projections ap
Silph - Corporate BeastCrunch of the Future Today! Vol. 516. Ed. 1. 2091:235 (Aug 23)Silph - Corporate Beast4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Silph Release the Beast
Nearly a century and a half ago, mankind feared nuclear war would bring an end to our civilization, and usher in a new age of radioactivity, death, decay; and finish the sixth mass extinction that humans started when they first began to hunt. Humans successfully averted such catastrophe, and paved the way to a new secession of devastation caused by out destructive behavior. Greed takes any form, and the more subtle, the more destructive and widespread it is.
In the 21st century, prevalent disasters dealt endless blows to cities and nations. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami; Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti quake, the 2011 Japan tsunami, the 2015 New England blizzards, Hurricane Tamara (the end of New York City), the Great North American Whiteout winterstorms of 2017-2019, the Second Dustbowl from 2031-2046 that destroyed most American food production. Hundreds of events could be listed.
Stability Chapter 4Stability Chapter 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was one of those secrets.
Lyra awoke, still completely dumbfounded by the events of the previous night. She looked to her left to see that the space Bon Bon would normally occupy was empty. The mare shook her head as she began to talk to herself.
"Of all the things that Octavia had to tell her, she had to tell her that? I mean, not that I'm complaining... That was... Different..." The unicorn let out a lengthy sigh. "I'm going to have to have a word with that pony. Spreading those things around about ponies is not cool. Well... It was nice..."
Lyra groggily hopped out of bed, her weighted eyelids urging her to fall back over; last night had completely worn her out. Her eyes half closed, she scanned the room for a clock, finding it in its usual place. The numbers that stared back at her forced her eyes open with a start.
"Twelve-thirty!? Cinnamon Swirl will have my head!"
Her horn glowed and her magical aura enveloped her work uniform. She hurriedly trotted down the stairs, running i
My Little Pony: Plague Rises Ch. 1My Little Pony: Plague Rises Ch. 11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Schools Out and Wicked Courts
Daytime was high (a minute before noon) in the glorious kingdom of Canterlot: the capital of Equestria. It was a fine day in the kingdom, additionally; no nasty rain storms or cloudy skies to conceal the precious sunshine. Everypony was out enjoying their day and weather.
There was one place in the kingdom, in particular, where everypony was wishing to enjoy the sweet day along with their fellow ponies: Princess Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns. Thirty seconds remain. Within the special campus, everything was quiet as mice, with students sitting in classrooms, staring down at sheets of paper and jotting down answers: Exams were about, but soon to be finished. Only fifteen seconds remain until noon struck. The students were wishing to be free so badly…
Rapid chimes of bells filled the school corridors followed by the exploding cheers of the unicorn students galloping out of clas