Breaking FreeBreaking Free:Breaking Free3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I sit here waiting, in the coldest of cells
Outside I hear them screaming for blood
I know that they mean to kill me soon
Yet somehow my spirit remains resolved and calm
As they march me to the gallows, wrapped in chains
I grin knowingly as they force me to kneel
Each and every man in the audience, waits for this moment
They know that something is about to change!
An eldritch wind ripples through the air
And I can feel it wrapping around my beating heart
It makes me feel like breaking the conventions:
The ones that I've torn apart...
And as they make me bow before the guillotine
I can feel a sense of unrivaled excitement
This is the moment where things will change!
I can sense it in the way that the air is moving
As one I see the masses rise, they become tall-
Like giants made of flesh and anger!
They break like the tide upon the guards holding me
Setting me free once more...
And as I redeem my hat from the clutches of the self-righteous
TMNT-Practice Makes PerfectIt's been six months since April had joined the boys below the surface, six months since her father had been kidnapped and six months since she had started training with Master Splinter. Donatello couldn’t believe how fast the six months had flown by snd already how talented of a ninja April had become.TMNT-Practice Makes Perfect2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Donatello liked to take some time off from inventing and building to watch Master Splinter and April from the shadows. She had grown so strong and fast, but no where near as good as him, his brothers and the rat they called their “father.” But he still admired how much determination she had while fighting. It was like her life depended on it. Well, it did, but still.
The more time flew by, the more April stayed longer and longer in the turtles’ lair. She had become so close to the family living in the sewers that it only fit that she had her own space. Her own room for whenever she felt like staying. When she wasn’t there, Donnie loved to go in and just tak
Invasion in the Pridelands: Chapter OneInvasion in the Pridelands: Chapter One2 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- 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-SkinThere had been many time where Donatello imagined himself alone with April. Just him and her with no brothers there to embarrass him, no father there to distract him, and most importantly, no monsters to get in the way of him and the girl of his dreams.TMNT-Skin2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He loved to imagine himself kissing her. Donatello tried to imagine what her lips would feel like against his fingers, his skin, his lips...but he knew that’d probably never happen because of what he was. A turtle? Kinda. A man? Sorta. He wasn’t an animal but he sure as hell wasn’t a human. Why would someone like April love a monstrosity like him?
But yet...here she was. Standing in front of him with no interruptions and on her own free will. No dream. No restraints. No invention. Just pure, raw will. And it was beautiful.
Donatello had imagined her skin to be soft, but it was softer in person than he imagined. Grazing his fingers along her arms and cheeks, the mutant looked into the deep blue pools of water that were
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
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 Plans2 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
TTWD: EpilogueThe locker door slammed shut in Helga's face as she turned to find Rhonda with a devious smile on her face. "Have a nice Spring Break, Helga?"TTWD: Epilogue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Fine," she curtly replied as she turned to reopen her locker in an attempt to ignore Rhonda.
"Well, we certainly enjoyed your antics at the party last week," Rhonda said, with a derisive snort. Helga's face flushed a little, but she managed to remain stoic as she rummaged in her locker and pulled out various textbooks. "You definitely gave us quite a show," baited Rhonda.
"Hope you enjoyed it, because I know exactly what happened," Helga haughtily responded while banging her locker shut. A small laugh escaped Rhonda.
"And to think you did it all in front of Arnold! Oh what he must think of you know." Rhonda let out another tinkling laugh while Helga's face flushed even more. Next thing Helga knew, she felt a pair of lips crashing against her's as a pair of arms enveloped her body. A loud gasp that surely came from Rhonda met Helga's ears as she
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
Disney Princess TG-CinderellaIt was a blistering hot August day in Texas, and Chris was in his backyard throwing a football through a tire swing. His short brown hair was covered in sweat as he worked, and his sleeveless white shirt had large wet spots where the sleeves were ripped off. His ripped denim shorts also had a layer of sweat on them. He threw the ball and ran to go get it when he nearly tripped on something. he stopped and turned around to look at what it was. Chris walked over to it and picked it up. It looked like a high-heel shoe that a women might wear, only it seemed to be made of glass. All of a sudden, the world started to spin. He dropped to the ground, dizzied by the sudden movements. As quickly as it started, the world stopped abruptly, and Chris staggered up in a daze.Disney Princess TG-Cinderella3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The first thing that Chris noticed was that his surroundings were different. He was now in a large bedroom, although it looked to be the bedroom of a young woman with all the dresses and makeup in the room. The second thing he
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
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
Welcome Home (a TMNT 2012 fanfic)Welcome Home (a TMNT 2012 fanfic)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was about 7:35 pm when April heard a tapping noise by the fire escape.
She sat bolt upright at her desk, hands still poised over the keyboard of her laptop, holding her breath. Had she imagined it? No, there it was again. Someone was definitely tapping on the window by the fire escape.
Her mind and her heart began racing simultaneously. There were only three possible explanations she could think of for this situation. One was that a burglar was trying to break into the apartment. The second was that the alien robots she had escaped from a week ago had come for her. The third was that the foursome of giant talking turtles that had saved her from the alien robots had decided to pay her a visit. The only way she could find out which one of those three possible options was out there right now was to go to the window and see.
Very slowly, she leaned over in her chair, reached under the desk and picked up the only weapon she had; an aluminum baseball bat. She could fend off a burglar easi
Nightly RitualsThe loud whirring of a hair dryer traveled all about the hotel room as Enrico performed his nightly rituals. Standing at the bathroom mirror he was finally getting his hair dry after the long time it took, and always took, to get it that way, and was performing the finishing touches when he heard the sounds of Anderson's heavy boots clop into the room.Nightly Rituals4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I assume you want to sleep with me tonight?" Enrico called out from the bathroom.
"Aye, Ah was aboot tae ask tha' as well." Anderson appeared in the bathroom doorway, completely taking up it's space as his shadow covered Enrico.
"Of course, I should known. I might as well stop buying suites with connecting rooms." Noticing the shadow, he looked up. "Must you stand so menacingly?"
"Whit? Ah'm joos' standin'."
"And blocking the doorway, excusi." Pushing Anderson out of the way he strode into the center of the room clad in only the towel around his waist. He walked over to his dresser and began to look through it, and sensing he was still
Laney's Diary: Part 5GROJBAND: LANEY'S DIARY- PART 5Laney's Diary: Part 52 years ago in Humor More Like This
It is now 8AM. The morning sunlight spread into Laney's bedroom. Laney wakes up and yawns. She turns her head to Corey, who was still asleep on the air mattress beside her bed. She gets on the floor next to Corey and softly shakes him, "Wake up, Core." Corey opens his eyes slowly. He sees Laney's warm smile and alluring eyes clearly, thanks to the sunlight, "Good morning, angel." Laney giggles, "Would you like some breakfast before we go back to your place?" Corey nod, still being tired, "Mhm. I would like some... hotcakes." Laney happily shrugs, "Well, I think I'm good at making hotcakes. I'll be in the kitchen. Be ready soon." Corey yawns and nods, "Okay, Lanes. Give me five minutes." Corey closes his eyes and puts his head right back on the pillow. Laney gets up and smiles at Corey, then she leaves the bedroom and goes right into the kitchen. "Oh Corey, I'm sure he'll be asleep until I'm done with the hotcakes. I'm gonna try to make them though. And s
The remedyTMNT (2012)The remedy2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hints of Donnie x April
He worked more, his eyes focusing on the bright screen as he typed so fast it was a wonder how he did it. His red brown eyes scanned each word quickly and analyzed the coding with almost no thought he was so focused that he had no idea of the chaos that was Michelangelo. Mikey was eating pizza, listening to the T-pod (fixed so it can’t become a super robot anymore) while skateboarding around the lair in a small self built skating area (also made by Donnie).
“Hey Don,” the red masked turtle greeted as he passed by but stopped and reversed when he got no answer, he peeked in to find Donnie in one of his modes and came over, “What are you working on Don?”
“I’m coding for a system to see if it would work,” he responded automatically not bothering seeing who it was who asked him, “I’m attempting to create a panel similar to the kraang’s old technologies that would benefit
Sherlock- Burning BridgesWarning: Post Reinbach spoilersSherlock- Burning Bridges3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mycroft fiddled with the handle of his umbrella, twirling it under his long fingers. The metal tip worked as a pivot into the wood floor. Though calling the floor wood was like calling the crown jewels 'jewelry'. A special little place in an exotic rainforest had provided the floorboards beneath him.
He checked his pocketwatch. His guest was late. He knew for a fact that this particular person was never late. They were doing this purely to spite him, he was sure. Mycroft considered pulling out his phone to call Anthea, inquiring their subject's location, but then again they could arrive at any moment, and being on his phone would detract from the atmosphere he had built in the room. Lights dim, fireplace lit and casting jumpy orange shadows across the luxuries in the room, Mycroft in the perfect position, at an angle to the fireplace, facing away, so that his face was in half-shadow. The empty armchair across from him would give his visitor the opposite
Love So True-An Understanding"And even though Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet play was written as satire to romance and young love, it still remains a classic to this very day. You just have to read it with an open mind and not take it seriously."Love So True-An Understanding5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A young girl's hand was raised.
"Did you ever read it, Mr. S?" Queried the young student named Rachel.
Arnold smiled and nodded. "Yeah, I've read the full unabridged version of the play. In fact, back when I was in fourth grade, my class was putting on the play. But the script for that was an abridged version, since the original play is...about three hours long, I believe, and so it was cut down to an hour and a half to make it more appropriate for younger actors. They cut down some of the speeches, and all but the final kiss at the end when Juliet kisses Romeo. Back then, none of the boys in my class wanted to be Romeo because they would have to kiss the girl playing Juliet. My teacher at the time, Mr. Simmons, finally had to ask ME, since I hadn't auditio
TMNT-ComfortDonatello looked over the screen of his T-phone in concern. He scrolled down his texts and calls to his best friend, but he hadn’t heard from her all day. Which was odd, for April O’Neil. Even when she was busy, she made time to reply to him. So he didn’t understand why she wasn’t that day.TMNT-Comfort2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Even when the next day passed and he didn’t hear from her, he knew something must be terribly wrong. His brothers told him to not worry about it, that she was probably busy living her ‘normal’ life. But Donatello couldn’t just sit around.
The apartment belonging to April’s aunt came into view and the mutant silently edged closer and closer to the window belonging to the red head he loved. He peered in and found the room dark, but he could see a small figure on the bed hunched over.
Donatello swallowed the lump in his throat and tapped on the glass before he could have second thoughts. The figure moved to glance at the window but looked away
HA-First KissThis was it. They were just moments, or a minute or two, he couldn't tell by this point, from the big moment of the play.HA-First Kiss5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Arnold now lay on the makeshift scenery stairs, eyes closed, pretending to be dead after Romeo just drank the poison. He could hear the very faint murmurs of the audience, and Stinky entering the scene. His death was the said boy's cue to enter, and he could now hear him speaking.
"Romeo! Oh, pale! Who else? What, Paris too, and steeped in blood! Ah, what an unkind hour is guilty of this lamentable chance!"
He then heard Helga yawn and wake up from where she was lying on the makeshift tomb in a comatose manner.
"Oh, comfortable friar, where is my Lord?" Helga was saying slowly in a soft, worried tone. It wasn't often he heard her talk like that, it was....kind of sweet, a refreshing change. "I do remember well where I should be, and there I am. Where is my Romeo?"
"Come, come away!" Stinky said. "Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead-"
Helga gasped from
TMNT-IcarusDonatello was so wrapped up in trying to break away from what he was...no...is, he forgot to step back and really think. Think about his decision. Think about the consequences, not just the benefits. The benefits that honestly were probably chances with luck and fate.TMNT-Icarus2 years ago in Drama More Like This
But that was the thing about Donatello. When he was so wrapped up in something, he more often than not ended up hurt in some way. He may be intelligent and a man of science, but science doesn't always mean it gets along with fate or destiny. It was as though the mutant laughed in the face of fate. Like he could control it. Like he had forever to live and laugh at life because he was so intelligent he could easily outsmart the simplest of atoms.
And love did that to you, too. Make you forget how to be yourself. How to properly think. How to wake up and smell the probability and science in the morning, not just chance.
Perhaps it was the need to get out of the lair and be more than just a thing hiding in the sewers that dro
Road Trip Chp 2Road Trip Chp 24 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
Hellsing: RetributionHellsing: Retribution4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Hans soon arrived at a warehouse.
It was run down and shabby looking.
One of the walls was covered in grafiti.
Most of the windows were blown out.
Hans walked inside and saw a prone
figure on the other end of the place.
Hans moved in a little closer. He saw
that the figure's arms were raised over
their head and cuffed to a metal rod of
sorts. Hans edged closer still to get a
better view. He saw the figure clearly
now. It was Seras, only she was nude and
had tatters of her uniform gagging her.
She was unconcious. Movement cought Hans'
attention. A figure stepped out of the shadows.
He looked like your typical alien only he
was purple. One of his eyes was swolen and
red. Hans really didnt care who he was. Hans'
rage-o-meter overloaded and exploded. Whoever
this thing was, he screwed with the wrong
organization and the wrong lycanthrope.
The whatever-it-was walked forward. "Allow
me to introduce myself. I am Incognito, Millennium's
last weapon." Hans perked up at the name of his
Talent show TauntKendall felt frazzled. The talent show was only a week away, and somehow the principal had contrived to make it a class-vs-class contest. That didn't sit well with Kendall. No one in the class had come forward . . . other than Kick buttowski, that is. But Kendall had only taken his single signature on the sign-up sheet and thrown it into the recycling. Was it really worth the destruction he brought to win the talent show?Talent show Taunt4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kendall sighed. She had put a lot of effort into convincing the class that they needed to come up with a great talent, and what had they done? Sat back and done nothing, that's right, nothing! She was further behind than any other class president, she was sure, and that meant there was only one choice . . . but Kendall couldn't bring herself to do it. It was . . . weak, to ask him for help. The shorter kid had always been a crowd-pleaser, and he practically controlled the class. Kendall wondered if he were intentionally keeping the class from signing up. Kendall could