ArtArt.Art3 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
The world is your canvas.
Society is your paint brush.
The people are your choice of colours.
What kind of picture would you paint?
How would it differ from the image that is currently on show?
Would you go mad and rid yourself from all forms of restraint?
Just how far down the rabbit hole are you willing to go?
I ask because every portrait I create,
Is inspired by what is already in front of me.
So is it possible to even recreate,
Anything that the mind is not able to see.
The picture will always be the same
Because this life is all we know.
Where there is compassion there must be pain
Because it us who made it so.
A New NPC in the LARP - TGA New NPC in the LARP - TG2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lee had never been to a LARP, and he was pretty nervous when Kevin, one of the guys at his weekly D&D game, suggested he join a local group. There seemed to be a lot to learn and despite his fondness for tabletop games and roleplaying a character, he wasn't sure he could act out live combat. Besides, his costuming skills were terrible.
Kevin didn't let up though, and so, after a few weeks of cajoling, Lee reluctantly agreed to attend the next major session as an NPC with Kevin's assurance that he'd sort everything out. There was always a shortage of background characters - shopkeepers, city guards, sidequest giving bar patrons - costumes were provided, registration was discounted, and if you weren't particularly suited to combat you wouldn't be expected to take part... or to survive more than a few minutes before being cut down by one of the heroes.
Soon it was time for one of the big meets that happened every few months. The two guys packed a tent, camping supplies for three night
SupermanSuperman sits aloneSuperman7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
His head in his hands -
The worlds slipping away...
Through my fingers like sand.
Always a crime being committed,
Im stopping all that I can stop.
Sure, I can go fast, but...
Im already giving all Ive got.
And what about the children,
All the homeless on the street?
The people with nowhere to go,
And not enough food to eat?
And wars are being fought...
Millions of miles away;
Too many lives being lost
Every single day...
Superman sits alone
A tear falling from his eye -
Nothings getting better,
No matter how hard I try.
This world is getting so heavy;
I... I can only do so much...
And sometimes, even Superman
Cannot do enough.
The Costume Competition - p1The Costume Competition - p12 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I stare at the box before me, anticipation flowing through my veins, making it a challenge to even stand still. I’ve been waiting for this package for nearly two months; and now, the night before Halloween, it finally arrives. Seriously, I’d been wondering whether it’d get here on time for the costume party tomorrow, or if I’d just spent $300 on something that I wouldn’t be able to wear for another year. I’ve really wanted to go to this costume party, partly because everyone I know is going to be there, and secondly because there is a big costume competition; whoever has the best costume receives $500! That’s not something to be ignored. The party is being held at some rich girl’s house on the opposite side of town; I don’t really know her myself, but she’s inviting everyone who goes to the same college as her. That includes me, as well as about 800 or so other people if they choose to. However, now the costume’s here, I
TG Luke becomes Sith Lord Leia (RQ)TG Luke becomes Sith Lord Leia (RQ)7 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
This was it. The final moments that would decide the fate of the galaxy once and for all. As Luke battled both his father Darth Vader and the emperor on the Death Star. The rebel alliance on Endor is being led by Han and Leia. So far though it seems that Han and Leias squad is having trouble taking out those generators as each member of there team is being taking out by the empire. Even with the added help of the Ewok tribe, what with there sticks and rocks, is no match for laser cannons.
As the battle on the planet continues however, Luke and Vader continue there duel as Luke is overcome more and more by the words of Vader and Palpatine. Feeling new hate boiling within him, he then comes into contact with his father and like an animal begins to slash at him repeatedly with his saber. As Vader laid there on the ground ready to possibly have his life taken from him by his own son now, as it seems within Lukes eyes he has finally succumb to the darkness within him. As Luke raises his lig
Frozen Crystal HymnSearching for every lonely existenceFrozen Crystal Hymn3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
With dire heaven so worthy to hold on to
Why am I always being taken away
From love that Earth gives me
Crystal stargazing in the snow
My place between every tale and journey
Purity's everlasting seducing masquerade
As I feel her nakedness kiss me in my sleep
Hoping, hoping for life to become real again
Wishing to dare to be in her frozen ecstasy
Longing, longing to touch winter's crystal kiss again
Before the ocean melts in the heart
Standing forsaken every moment
With silence mercilessly merciful
What's there to remain what life left for me
Finding what's left of loving
Crystal stargazing from the sea
My place between every story and voyage
The evening's never-ending nightmare
As I wish for my soul to be baptized by the snow once more
Hoping, hoping for life to become real again
Wishing to dare to be in her frozen ecstasy
Longing, longing to touch winter's crystal kiss again
Before the ocean melts in the heart
Hoping, hoping for life to become rea
Neighbor Yoga TG PossessionNeighbor Yoga TG Possession1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Becoming the Crush
As Justin came home, he immediately grabbed some binoculars and headed upstairs. It was 4:00, so it was time to watch his neighbor, Brenda, do her daily yoga. It amazed Justin how Brenda could strike all of those poses so easily. It amazed him even more that he never got caught stating. As he was looking out of the window, though, Justin couldn't help but to sigh. As much as he idolizes Brenda, he can never come near her, even less touch her. He just wanted her so badly...
When Brenda finished her routine, Justin grudgingly went downstairs to put away his binoculars; however, on the first step he tripped, causing him to tumble down the stairway, until he hit his head on the bottom. When Justin finally came to, he realized that he was standing over his body. "Oh my, did I...die?" he moaned. Even though he was very distraught at being dead, Justin realized that, seeing as how he was a ghost, he must
Catwoman TGCatwoman TG2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
David was an avid comic book reader and was excitedly awaiting the newest Batman game Arkham Origins. In anticipation, he started to play Arkham City again and finish getting the collectibles. He had finished getting Batman's, but totally forgot about getting Catwoman's Riddler Trophies. David was always amazed at Catwoman's incredible abilities and always wished he could do the same. He then went to the character switch point and pressed X. Then it happened.
His arms started to slightly shrink and become slender. His body hair all over his arms and legs disappeared and his fingernails grew longer. His arms became very smooth. His hands became dainty and looked quite feminine. David started to panic and become flustered. He tried to get up and call for help, but his hips burst outward as the fat in his body deposited there and made them more round. His ass was pushed out into a sexy heart shape as his whole body became lea
Taylor Swift Bodysuit TGTaylor Swift Bodysuit TG6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Taylor Swift Bodysuit TG
Rodney was basically your average high schooler. Pretty tall, normal build although a bit on the thin side, brown and short hair, wearing glasses. He had his friends in school and just like his looks, his grades were nothing out of the ordinary.
Only thing that really set him apart from other guys was his love for Taylor Swift. Not only her music but also her beautiful looking body. He couldn't decide whether he wanted to be with or her or actually be her. It was weird. Still, he was a huge fan of her songs and music and when he found out that Taylor was actually coming to his town for a concert, it was like a dream come true.
He went to her website at once, intending to buy the ticket...but they were all gone. Sold out within the first few minutes of release. Rodney was hugely disappointed. He had never been to a concert of her before and now his chance to be was so close. He checked ebay and various other ticket sellers, but to no avail. It seemed like no one
Wonder Woman's Wonderful Whatever, Etc. Finale-----Wonder Woman's Wonderful Whatever, Etc. Finale11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"No, we can't recover from this!" Bruce yelled, slamming his fist down on the table. It had been a relatively uneventful few months, with the business slowly expanding, along with the waistlines of pretty much all of their markets. After a very successful launch period in Metropolis, the team had agreed on a market push. Start expanding, macromanagment from core investors while the business slowly became less of a concern for the heroes while the profits still flowed in. And with the numbers actually crushing Lex Luthor's start up, it was unsurprising to most that Lex had withdrawn his snack cakes almost immediately. However, Bruce, with his uncanny business knowledge, and Clark, with his inherent distrust of Lex, both knew he had a power play in his hands. And he did.
The initial move to newer markets had done well, but then the rumors started. Headlines such a
TG Twin Brother to Big Sister (RQ)TG Twin Brother to Big Sister (RQ)7 months ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
"Its my turn, mommy said it was!" "I'm not done yet!!" Billy said before shoving Halley out of the room. "I'm telling!!" Halley yelled from behind the door. Halley was indeed fed up with her brother. They be twins of the same age, but they were clearly not alike, especially when sharing things. Billy would always hog everything to himself and never let Halley have a turn or join in. Since their mom bought them guitar hero, Billy would play it almost everyday without giving Halley a turn or even joining in together. Then just the other day, Billy would get mad that he was not able to play a song properly (its on easy kid how hard can it really be) and broke there only guitar for the game. So this made their mommy have to go out a purchase a new one. Unfortunately every store she visited did not sell just the guitar until she found a small looking store in the more shadier part of town and purchased one there. It was an unusual piece but as long as it worked, nothing would be wrong. Well
Concerns of a FriendConcerns of a Friend3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Summary: In between the Events of 'Arkham Asylum' and 'Arkham City',
Superman pays Batman a visit, and voices in concerns over recent events in Gotham,
and, Batman's unwillingness to accept help from 'The League'.
Deep within the subterranean cavern underneath Wayne Manor.
the 'Dark Knight Detective' was sitting at his Supercomputer, going over Files.
a few certain files in particular: 'Hugo Strange' and the "Gotham City Project".
as he carefully tried to piece together the clues, and find a solution to this 'problem', a voice sounded.
Batman glanced over at the aged British gentleman standing near. "yes, Alfred?"
"it appears you have a "Guest", sir."
Batman raised an eyebrow behind his cowled mask. Who would be vising HIM as this time of night??!
"no, sir..it's-" as if on cue, a figure floated down near Alfred.
it was a young man with sleek black hair, wearing a blue uniform with a lo
The Value of a Name -TMNT--April/Donnie FF-- Quickly, she rushed into her room with the little container in her hands; not even pausing for her host but muttering a rushed greeting to her bewildered and slightly dizzy aunt as she rocketed by and flew upstairs in a red and yellow flash. April closed the door behind her and slowly now, made her way to a tank on her desk. It was a rather large tank; filled with pretty river stones, bright and deep green aquatic plants covering up the filter and water heater, a slightly bobbing platform floating upon the rarely disturbed surface of the half filled tank and a grated top keeping a lamp from falling in and toasting the few tiny needle-like fish that darted here and there throughout the tank. This was her masterpiece. A creation that had taken a lot of time, thought, research and allowance. In fact, this expensive stroke of brilliance had cost so much, she even had to dip into her lunch money; she could still feel the uncomfortable pricks of hunger pains against the flesh of her tThe Value of a Name -TMNT--April/Donnie FF--2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Invasion in the Pridelands: Chapter OneInvasion in the Pridelands: Chapter One3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was dark by now, the stars just beginning to peep out in the sky while the sickle-moon shone faintly through the smog of the city. Zim walked down the sidewalk with his fists clenched angrily at his sides. Hours of walking looking for GIR and the little SIR Unit had been back at the base the entire time! That horrible robot! Next time Zim would make sure GIR would tell him when he was going out and exactly where he was going.
Suddenly Zim stopped mid-stride, looking back over his shoulder. For the past block and a half a suspicious looking bush had been shadowing him and sure enough it was still there, only five feet from him now. Zim narrowed his eyes. "Dib, this is your most pitiful spying attempt yet." He said. The bush rustled and the unmistakably big head of Dib popped out of the top. "Took you long enough to notice." Dib sneered. "Did you only just now realize I was here?"
"Of course I new you were here! Yes! It was… uh… all part of my plan. Yes! You have walked ri
TMNT DonniexApril Ch 1 Vacation PlansIt had been a long few months. Nearly every single night they were either fighting Foot ninjas, the Purple Dragons, or the Kraang. The guys were exhausted beyond belief and needed rest. Things had been unusually quiet in the past few nights. They couldn’t help but worry, and rightfully so.TMNT DonniexApril Ch 1 Vacation Plans3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It was the beginning of spring. Flowers began to bloom and the greens of leaves were returning to the trees. This would be the very first time the guys would experience spring outside of the lair. But to experience spring in a large city would be hard, since there are barely any trees or flowers, except for the ones in flower shops and parks.
“Hey guys!” greeted April as she entered the lair. The atmosphere in the lair wasn’t exactly as cheerful as the beautiful redhead. Everyone was feeling down with the constant worry that something bad is going to happen. They wouldn’t be far from wrong, but even villains take time to rest or plan a strategy.
“Why the long faces
Promises It was a rather overcast day in Rome; the air was heavy with pre-rain humidity, and gray clouds were beginning to gather over the horizon, heralding an impending storm. All in all, not a very good day to go to the zoo. Nevertheless, Alexander Anderson had promised the children of Ferdinant Lukes that he would take them on this excursion on this exact date, and he intended to do so... preferably before it started pouring. The priest held a hand to his forehead and scanned the skies anxiously, hoping for a sign that the weather would improve. Finding none, he put his hand down and sighed. He'd just have to pray for sunshine and hope God's agenda matched up with his. The children didn't get to go on these types of trips often, and he was sure they'd all have fun... well, most of them, at any rate. Actually, he was certain that approximately 99 percent of them would have the time of their young lives, except, perhaps, for Enrico.Promises4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
TMNT- In the Dark"Are you sure you're all right walking over here alone—"TMNT- In the Dark2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
April exhaled exasperatedly, cutting her friend off as she crossed the street.
"Donnie, I've told you a hundred times—I'll be fine! It's not even dark yet. Besides, I'm only a block away now. There'd be no point to you guys leaving the Lair just to 'escort me' back."
"Well, it wouldn't be all of us, just…you know… me—"
"Donnie," April interrupted, and any attempt at making her voice sound stern failed when she was unable to control the grin that slid onto her face. "Stop. Worrying. I'll see you soon—be sure to tell Mikey to have some popcorn ready."
Donatello released a long-suffering sigh, knowing a pointless argument when he heard one.
"So are we really watching Spaces Heroes: The Movie?"
"Yes," April answered curtly. "It's Leo's turn to choose tonight's movie."
"Ugh. I know. Are you sure you couldn't somehow change his mind?" Donatello finished hopefully.
"Donnie, are you saying that you a
TMNT Drabbles(1)TMNT Drabbles3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was easy to tell when Raphael was worried, because he vented it during training. There was an extra hint of brutality to his movements, unable to solve his problems his own way so he had to lash out somehow. He'd never actually talk about his worries as he considered that a weakness. So when his pet Spike began getting ill, Michelangelo knew he'd be very sore very soon. April had promised to go and buy some pet medicine, and the lair was quiet.
After thoroughly pummeling Michelangelo for two straight hours, Raphael went to check on Spike. Donatello was sitting on the floor, silently holding Spike in one arm. This could have easily sent Raphael in a rage - it was a non-spoken rule that, besides Splinter, no one was allowed to touch Spike, lest they wanted an arm broken. But before a battle could begin, Raphael saw that Donatello was doing with his other arm - ever so gently using the tips of his 'fingers' to pet Spike's shell, back and forth. Raphael recognized the motion
XS ficXS fic3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The battle was reaching a critical end by the afternoon. Where there should have been sun light was veiled in black pillars of smoke as the fire taking the small village was spreading. Chase Young avoided the flames as he leapt over the roofs one by one, making a quick escape and leaving the monks in the smoke. For as rare the occasion was, he was injured, and he had lost interest in the battle a while ago.
The shen gong wu they fought after lost in the rubble, and the monks thoroughly peeved. Not because they lost the shen gong wu, but because Chase had the gall to burn down a village in order to merely stall. Chase had no qualms however. Evil, remember? Honorable. Respectable at times; but still evil.
He leapt into the outskirts of the town, and into what had seemed to be a private garden of sorts. Safe from the fire and any pursuit, Chase allowed himself to rest inside a small pavilion. He clutched his side where his injury was. Just a burn that managed to go through his armor. Toho
A Study Of MollyThere were days when Molly expected the corpses to speak back. She'd prattle on about this sale or that rumor, and their cold faces would listen impassively. She'd heard an MD once say that in this profession, they gave voices to the dead. But really, she thought, they're the ones listening to me.A Study Of Molly3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was okay that the students thought she was mad. It was almost a trade trait, something expected of the nutters that voluntarily chose to slice into the cadavers and victims, find out what made them tick, and what stopped the ticking.
Everyone thought Sherlock was a nutter. Molly had thought, from the beginning, that he must have been something strange, running about, yelling at Lestrade. He never yelled at her. She had noticed, he would shout and fume and scathe at anyone who crossed his path with useless data or unfounded opinions, but he never once lost his temper with her.
She would, however, catch the offhanded blows he tossed over his shoulder in her general direction. She came to exp
TMNT-RingTMNT-Ring3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Donatello darted from building to building, not letting the shadow below in the alleyways escape from his view. It was only ten minutes ago that Donatello had heard an alarm go off from a nearby building. A man had ran out with a bag of stolen goods and the mutant knew he couldn’t just let that go.
The ninja knew when he got home he’d probably get an ear full from his brothers and rat father, but he couldn’t just let this man get away with burglary. Not on his watch. Donatello flew from the top of the building he was on and landed gracefully in front of the burglar. The man gasped and turn to escape, but Donatello was faster.
In one swift move, the mutant swung his bo staff around and knocked the man clean off his feet. Upon hitting the ground, the mutant could tell the man had been knocked out cold. But to be sure, Donatello poked him with the tip of his staff.
“Serves ya right.” Donatello could hear sirens nearby and he turned to leave. He stopped, curio
Road Trip Chp 2Road Trip Chp 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I have to WHAT?
"Great." Arnold thought to himself as he a snuggled up once more under the sheets, only getting a few moments of comfort from the extra warmth, only to have the sheet yanked from under his hands again. He sighed.
The two of them, Helga and Arnold, were laying under the sheets of the only bed in the hotel room, a double bed, since it was cheaper.
This situation had started when Gerald requested to be roomed with Phoebe. An understandable wish. It was also a huge no-no. The parents involved in OK'ing this trip had forbid it, very expressly. Arnold and Helga had been so thrown off by this that they had spent five minutes in vain trying to convince the pair otherwise, but Gerald wouldn't budge. It wasn't that their parents had said no, but it was because of who Arnold and Helga would end up with.
To their dismay, Phoebe, the intellectual and uncorrupted Phoebe Heyerdahl, wasn't exactly against the idea either. She had even whispered to Helga, loud
ComfortComfort4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Molly looked from the door to her kitchen at the man who was clearly too tall for his chair. She was used to being ignored by him in the lab, not talking to her or even looking as she would hand him what ever tool he asked for. But that was usually in front of a microscope, and this This was after an impossible situation. One that she herself would not be able to get through on her own.
Sherlock seemed determined to be alone.
Leaving John would possibly be the hardest thing Sherlock would ever have to do in his life. Knowing that John would have to go through every day believing his best friend had killed himself right in front of him made Molly want to shove Sherlock out the door and straight back to Baker Street. It was hard to look at him. Just sitting there. Like nothing mattered. Not anymore.
His voice surprised her. It was oddly calm and emotionless. Not that Sherlock talk with emotion before, but this was just Empty.
"I'm sorry," Molly said, walking
It's Not Delivery, It's Damnation.It's Not Delivery, It's Damnation.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So long ago began
the ever growing free for all,
The all you can eat,
dog eat dog world,
are the simplistic struggles.
So out of hand,
that solutions become
straight out and down
from the kitchen above,
down the slip n' slide
through the caverns
of mishaps and mistakes,
I bet it tastes like regret,
and the buyer's remorse,
Reap what you sew say
the teeth of the demon,
With every bite sinks
in a shame filled saliva.
"Maybe we'll slow them down!"
Say the so called thinkers...
I can't help but think against them,
but what do I know?
I'm just a common crumb in the trough.
Above Heaven watches,
restricted by the local law
to keep the peace...
nothing is ever done,
but to keep the balance.