How My Business WorksHow My Business Works9 months 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 flatteri
Willow TGWillow TG2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alex's best friend, Joss, was a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, so when Joss was given the opportunity to purchase an original magic artifact from the set he wasted no time. The artifact was said to have the power to bring a character from the show's universe into reality, but Joss wasn't entirely sure how much of this he believed. So, one day, Joss decided to call Alex over and test the artifact out. The artifact itself looked like a ruby about the size of a man's palm, but it also came with a scroll with a few words of gibberish written on it. The two boys, bewildered as to how to use the gem, eventually sat it on the coffee table in fro
The Secret StashThe Secret Stash2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
James was running out of time. It was already 9:00pm, and he didn't have enough money to buy a ticket to the dance. How else would he get to dance with Cindy and tell her how he really felt about her? There wouldn't be another chance classes will be over soon and he needed an excuse to talk to her. The dance would be perfect; he could be inches away from her and tell her his innermost feelings without a fear of reprisal. It had to be tonight.
He also had to get $10 somehow! But from where? His change jar had been empty for quite some time, in a similar fashion to his wallet. Mom and Dad had gone out for the night, and sis was probably
Gina Carano TGGina Carano TG1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Dave had just walked out of a special screening for the new movie Haywire when he began to reminisce on how beautiful the main character, Mallory, was. She was played by a relative newcomer, Gina Carano. Gina was actually an MMA fighter turned actress, and that's what David believes he admired most about her. She was beautiful as well as deadly.
David, being a rather skinny 18 year old, was always wishing he had a more intimidating presence. He had taken a martial arts class before, but he really had no idea what he would do if he were forced to fight. On his way out of the theater, however, he noticed a single fighting glove laying on the
Luke's TG episode 13Luke's TG episode 132 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Luke's TG ep 13:- Louise's boyfriend
It was early morning and as I got up I thought I was back in my old room for a few seconds, until I turned around and saw Trixie and Julie sitting up in bed looking at me with a grin on their face's. I looked back and asked what was with the evil grin's when all of a sudden Julie open my waldrobe, I was shocked to find they had got rid of my normal clothes and switched them with really girly clothes. "what have you 2 done?" I said shocked. "me and Trixie decided your waldrobe needed a change Louise", said Julie still holding a menacing grin. "seriously why did you change my entire waldrobe? I thought it w
Strong for the children...Be stong for the weak, Be brave for the young,Strong for the children...3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For with their open eyes, their world has just begun,
And with pain we have faltered, and will every day,
Because we are only human every step of the way,
So carry the children, still innocent in bed,
Hold them up, until all these words have been said,
For they must know, one day, one day,
What it is like to always have to pray...
Tortured MindTortured Mind5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A lost cause that never finds;
troubled dreams and faded lines.
Forever drowning and cursed to be,
losing touch and touch to see.
Tortured mind and hungered soul;
loss of love; burnt out coal.
Tears of acid running dry,
reality fading as I cry.
Hollow screams echo here;
smell of never-ending fear.
Smile of chaos; burning blood;
lies of misery; feel of mud.
False hope and blinding pain;
courage hiding and bravery drained.
Sighs of passion thirsting for life;
blurry visions, an unending strife.
Imprisoned happiness locked up tight;
lost the key, end of sight.
Whispering voices; a trembling sound;
fading faces that cannot be f
UMvC3 Fan Moveset: HayatoUMvC3 Fan Moveset: Hayato1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Origin: Star Gladiator/Plasma Sword series
First Appearance: Star Gladiator (1996)
Voiced by: ??? (EN) Hisao Egawa (JP)
Theme song: A remix of Hayato's theme from Star Gladiator
Alternate costume: Black Hayato
Stage: Night Museum -Lesson in History- (Shared with Strider Hiryu and Carnage)
Standing: L a horizontal sword swipe, M a wide backhand swipe, H a quick 2-hit slash (can be special or hyper cancelled from either hit), S an upward slash.
Crouching: L a short kick, M a long sword thrust, H a swipe to the leg to trip down the enemy.
What I Can Learn From YouDon't tell me what you don't like.What I Can Learn From You2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I'm not interested.
Because what you don't like is
simply what you don't understand.
Instead tell me what you do like.
Because that is what you understand.
That is what I can learn from you.
UMvC3 Fan Moveset: Spider-WomanUMvC3 Fan Moveset: Spider-Woman1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Origin: Spider-Woman series
First Appearance: Marvel Spotlight #32 (February, 1977)
Voiced by: Elizabeth Daily
Theme song: A remix of Watch Your Step.
Alternate costume: Her Classic Spider-Woman and S.H.I.E.L.D Agent costumes from the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series.
Stage: Las Vegas -Booming Casino- (Shared with Spider-Man and Venom)
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
Light kick, Crouching light kick, Jumping light kick
Standing forward kic
Louie in the SkyLouie In The Sky (With Petticoats)Louie in the Sky4 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
copyright 2000 by Giselle
Maybe itll be an Olympic sport someday, Lou said with a grin.
Now youre just being silly, Bonnie replied, a coy smile on her face. Blanket toss is just something my friends and I like to do to pass the time. You ought to try it someday. I know youd get a charge out of it.
Well, at the risk of sounding like a chicken or some other flightless bird I think Id prefer to keep my feet on the ground.
Okay, just tell me if you change your mind, Chicken Little. Bonnie was a nonstop tea
Why Healthcare is NOT a Human RightWhy Healthcare is NOT a Human Right1 year ago in Settings More Like This
This weekend marks the second anniversary of Obamacare. When he signed it into law last year (despite most polls showing the majority of the people did not want it) he probably did not know that some of its policies violated the Constitution and thus would have to be looked at in the Supreme Court.
So is healthcare a basic human right?
Well, many on the left think so and that is why it was shoved down our throats. However, the answer is rather obvious: NO!!!!!! Now I do believe everyone needs to have access to affordable healthcare. The current system is not perfect and insurance companies should be seriously looked at, however this is not
MLP:FiM-The WayfarerMLP:FiM-The Wayfarer1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Two weeks ago, Free Lancer was chosen as an emissary for Canterlot. Every measure imaginable was taken to properly educate him in all things Equestrian; the last four centuries of convalescence in the Retirement Estates has made much knowledge of others ponies woefully inaccurate. A cadre of Equestrian ponies, three unicorns, three Pegasi, and three Earth ponies, were sent to the Retirement Estates as instructors. During the last fortnight, Free Lancer was informed about all things related to Equestrian politics, society, culture, etiquette, geography, and economics. Lancer’s head was so full of information and statistics h
Slime Devils, Pt. 14 of 14. Scott heard their hysterical cries and glanced down to see the pale gray hulk of the unnatural subterranean creature virtually ooze out of the side shafts and proceed to fill the space below. He had just adjusted the wide strap of the belt, putting it around both of their waists, and the ascending line as additional safety precautions. After it was tightened and secure, he kissed her and said, "That was for good luck. Put your arms around me good and . . . don't look down."Slime Devils, Pt. 14 of 14.1 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wendy promptly did as instructed, and he began the perilous upward progression one difficult foot at a time. The movement of the ancient lurking m
Transformers: Origins Chapter IITransformersTransformers: Origins Chapter II2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In his seeming endless battle against Unicron, Primus spawned thirteen creations: Prima, Vector, Solus, Alpha Trion, Alchemist, Nexus, Megatronus, Sigma, Ursa, Centurion, Amalgamous, Altarion, and Liege Maximus. Of his origins, Primus did not let his children know.
To Prima, the champion of Leadership, Primus blessed him with the Matrix of Leadership, a device that granted its guardian wisdom and courage to lead.
To Vector Prime, the champion of Time, Primus blessed him with the Kronostaff, an item that could manipulate and control time... to a certain extent.
To Solus Prime, the champion of Creation, Primus blessed her with the Forge, a mighty hammer that could create anything out of any material.
And finally to Alpha Trion, the champion of Knowledge, Primus blessed him with three treasures: the Quill, a stylus that had the ability to transcribe the future and warp reality to a
Review: Gold Digger Vol. 2I hope no one has actually waited twenty years for a review of Gold Digger but here one is anyway. I'll break this down to two aspects of the comic; content and characters.Review: Gold Digger Vol. 22 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The story is pretty straight forward. Gina "Gold Digger" Diggers is out for adventure and brings her adopted Were-Cheetah sister Brittany along for support. But where this simple idea for a story kind of goes sour is the focus. The writer, Fred Perry, seems to lay out every little detail instead of showing the reader. Meaning, instead of detailing with dialogue to the reader about why something isn't working, just show it not working and move on. It's not that diverting b
Slime Devils, Pt. 7 of 14. The end of the horizontal tunnel about forty meters further on was marked by two other passages that were narrower and pitch-black: one to the left and another to the right. The lights on their hats were priceless then, and Richard was about to ask which passage to choose when Scott put his arms out and held them fast, like a scarecrow or sculpture. He concentrated and soon noticed the current of moist air to be stronger and warmer against his right hand, from the general direction they ran from below. "This way!" he said with a loud whisper.Slime Devils, Pt. 7 of 14.2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Swell. How can you be so sure?" Richard challenged.
Slime Devils, Pt. 6 of 14. The subterranean predator retreated in a frenzy down the dim shaft and back along its wider path, carrying Scott's hot ulcerating in its sensitive body, and he climbed out of the vacancy with Richard's help after the quaking from its movement diminished. Both of them subsequently rested on their backs in the much darker man-made passage a bit and slowly comprehended what had just happened and where they were with sincere thanks to their own heavenly creator for being alive. After such an experience, they could only guess if the worst of the dangerous adventure was over.Slime Devils, Pt. 6 of 14.2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When their vital signs returned to near normal, Ri
Slime Devils, Pt. 5 of 14. Scott and Richard ran faster, and the tunnel went in a gradual decline for several dozen meters before intersecting with the end of a narrow man-made shaft again. The mucky water was almost waist-deep by the time they reached the junction greatly winded, and there was no place to go but up and old wooden ladder. A recent cave-in nearly blocked the different passage to the left, and solid rock was only a few feet to the right. The probing violet rays of death appeared again to the rear, and more dire urgency to escape was correspondingly expressed by them.Slime Devils, Pt. 5 of 14.2 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Scott glanced behind him and impulsively pushed Richard ahead to
Slime Devils, Pt. 4 of 14. They waited at the memorable location another five full minutes before Jesse felt firm enough to move on. In that duration, Richard and Scott primarily reminded him of the others and their perilous situation. After they gave him the retrieved gasoline can, now a little dented and very slowly leaking, he waved the gun previously given to him, sniffed, and said, "She . . . didn't deserve that, Scott. I'm gonna make whatever caused all this in the first place to feel pain too, real bad pain."Slime Devils, Pt. 4 of 14.3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's one fine way to keep strong, but let's try to make sure none of us makes a mistake from now on," he replied, as he turned s
Slime Devils, Pt. 3 of 14. Jesse picked up his burdensome gasoline can again but was fast in following close behind Scott. Richard and Mark followed in respective order at a little slower pace. All of them had to take one big step over the bottom two feet of the penetrated wall to enter the nearly ink-dark chamber; Sylvia's flashlight was quickly seen still on. However, she was nowhere in sight and did not respond to their calls.Slime Devils, Pt. 3 of 14.3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They walked further in carefully, and Jesse frantically looked about into the surrounding blackness and said, "Oh, dear god, I just know something's wrong. I know it."
"So do we," Richard said and picked up
Slime Devils, Pt. 2 of 14. The amount of time the group was in the eerie tunnel and the information learned about it gradually increased in a directly proportional way. After three more tense minutes, they came upon a junction of another corridor. It was larger than the passage they were in, and Scott carefully crossed it first, raising the concerns of the others during the process. When he reached the other side about three meters away, he sputtered water and said, "Be careful there. The floor drops off about a foot and a half where it is joined by this shaft."Slime Devils, Pt. 2 of 14.3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This ugly water is already almost waist-deep here," Jesse replied. "I'll make sur
Penetrations, Pt. 5 of 5. After Scott started the descent into the dark shaft and was below the aged lip of the gaping orifice, he looked up at Richard, helping to steady the line, and ordered him to hold his position until the bottom could be seen. As he went down more, the others gradually approached the edge of the abysmal hole and intensely watched his progress. The sides of it appeared smooth and slippery when Sylvia provided more light; his movements, spontaneously released quiet curses, and difficulty in finding any footholds indicated such was the fact.Penetrations, Pt. 5 of 5.4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The battery-sustained light beam from his secured hardhat shifted about more frequent
STATION5XR STATION5XRSTATION5XR4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been an long day for Jude Alserson. An 25 year old space fighter pilot and soldier. She was nicknamed “Iron War Bear” Jude was an dark brown bear as she had short spiked hair, dark green eyes as she had large boobs, wearing her light green and dark blue suit as she used to wear it when she went out in space battles.
Jude holding her large shoulder bag as a few workers both returning or just starting out at space station X5R or just known as X5R station. Jude thought, “This well be an good start for me. Working as an security guard I get good paid, bust up an few knuckle heads and who