FauxedYou'll never knowFauxed5 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
What lies behind the screen and the smiley faces.
Of the dreams taking her off to dastardly places.
You cannot see
Her mouth open wide in a loud silent scream.
Behind lies "I'm fine", she cannot be redeemed.
You can read the black letters she will send,
Never hear her wish it was her end.
She will never let you see the tears that fall
When she wants to stop it all.
Don't hold your breath
And expect to feel her trembling fingers.
Encircled by death
From under her tears empty words linger.
You will not find
Any trace of sorrow or hint of depression.
She masks all her fears
Why HinataHaters Hate HinataContrary to popular belief HinataHaters don't blindly hate, we do have reasons for not liking the character Hinata HyuugaWhy HinataHaters Hate Hinata5 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I'm sure we don't personally agree with all of them but here is the list.
:bulletpurple:She's boring: It's called an "opinion". There isn't much you can do to "correct" it.
:bulletpurple:She has little / no personality
:bulletpurple:Her stuttering. It use to be cute but now its just a time consuming annoyance
:bulletpurple:She comes from a great clan and is still useless.
:bulletpurple:It's rather difficult to not bring up NaruHina while talking about her.
:bulletpurple:Pick a character, any character. Now bash them
Eternity Chapter 6Eternity Chapter 610 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eternity Chapter 6
Crystal looked back at camp and at Rosy peeking out of the
pup den. She sighed to herself and walked in the thick
underbrush,Ready for what lay ahead.
I never wanted this to happen... Crystal thought
to herself. Then she noticed Taylor walk up beside her,
His eyes glowing brightly,and his claws sharpened.
You ready? He asked Crystal.
Enola and Umbra Chapter9: A GiftEnola and Umbra Chapter9: A Gift9 months ago in Profiles More Like This
Chapter 9: A Gift
Enola was doing laundry, the next time he appeared. She was cross-legged on the floor, rainbow piles of fabric in a rough circle around her. For the first time in months, she felt oddly at peace. Looking up at the living shadow, she patted the floor next to her, "want to watch TV with me while I sort this?" she scooted to one side, making a space within the circle. Umbra shook his head, declining and began to fade but Enola spoke up, catching his attention, "Wait, Umbra, I uh - I have another question." Normally he would ignore her inquiries, they were always the same, but something about her change in demeanor stopp
Necromancy 101 It was interesting, one class Ramsey had a male teacher; Egon was his name. Then next the tall male had a female teacher who was as long winded as he, adding dashes of Italian to her speaking as if to keep their attention. Never mind the change of teachers-from what he heard it was time-but more importantly, the assignment at hand.Necromancy 1016 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mediation would be easy enough, but could he really wait for his spirit to come have a conversation with him? He supposed he could, but he still felt slightly uncomfortable about it. In some Native American cultures, it could take three days without food and water to finally contact their ancestors, who would give the unlucky participant a dream. Good or bad, they individual would return home and retell the dream, predicting his future. Being a decent, god-fearing young man he often assumed that those young men or women would of been hallucinating by the time they 'dreamt' up something to go home. Perhaps now was not the time for su
PTS 203 - the Self PotionThe dark maroon potion had sat on his shelf for the entirety of the month, as the young shapeshifter had completed its creation within the first few days after assignment. He'd picked up the vial and stared at it at length, wondering what it did, whether he should use it. Logic said he should wait until the prime opportunity before he did, as it could be very useful indeed. Injuries didn't seem like a good time to use it, as the infirmary stocked enough powerful healing potions to make that obsolete and wasteful. A soothing bath? Perhaps not. Helmy knew how anxious he was at any given time, and while a moment of relief sounded wonderful to him, he knew it'd never last. He wanted it to last, somehow.PTS 203 - the Self Potion6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Every day when he returned home from courses, he'd set his potions and shamanism books down on the desk he and Alan shared and stop in front of the shelf. A cursory stare at the glass vial was soon followed by him picking it up, rubbing his gloved fingers along the smooth outer shell. Every
The After-Death -Pt. 2-Her breaths reverberated into heartbeat-sounding echoes. Bubbles left her lips with each passing breath. Only thing was, she never inhaled. Her eyes blinked, but she initially never saw anything. They gradually flickered open, and she appeared trapped in some sort of celestial pocket dimension. She rubbed her eyes awake, though she immediately realized she hadn't been... too sleepy...The After-Death -Pt. 2-6 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Ah," she exclaimed, "PERSULA!!" She's suddenly in a panic, and a veil of the world she was in seemed to wobble unstable-like. She got up to move, and did, only she never left her spot. She looked below, and her ghost tail flickered like usual. The problem was her skin. It was the exact same color and translucence. She began to get frustrated with being anchored into the same spot. "PERSULAAAA!!" she cried out. She recalled the blackness of before ending up here. Nothing before that, but just the black. She felt empty, hollow. She felt... dead.
And indeed, she was dead. Only problem was
One Sentence Challenge #1#01 - ComfortOne Sentence Challenge #16 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Helmy buried himself in the soft fleece blankets, his senses absorbing scents that recalled his past, a time when scent was the only way he could achieve comfort and a sense of being surrounded by those who should have loved him.
#02 - Kiss
Whenever he'd find Everett bent over his desk with his pen scratching idly at paper, Drake would slip up behind him and place a gentle kiss right where his neck met his shoulders.
#03 - Soft
Bailey spoke in a soft, smooth tone as he detailed how, exactly, his systems could successfully violate privacy and take footage in ninety-nine percent of the area in the academy.
#04 - Pain
Helmy gritted his teeth as he curled in his bed, paralyzed by the pain that radiated from his mind, forcing him to want to bring his claws down onto his flesh to give him another sensation to focus on.
#05 - Potatoes
Drake lidded his eyes, practically falling asleep as he carved the skin off potatoes for Everett's breakfast.
Helmy vs. Alan: Pt 2 NegotiationsIn the furthest corners of his mind lurked a presence he could never escape, and was ultimately a slave to. Helmy sat on his bed with his legs crossed under him, breathing out slowly, his face flushed with the understanding of what he needed to do. On the nightstand was a steaming cup filled with liquid whose scent filled the space he was in, making his head feel a bit lighter than usual, but there was always a heavy burden in his mind.Helmy vs. Alan: Pt 2 Negotiations6 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Destry would not approve of what he was going to do. Well, he was certain that no one who considered him someone they were close to would consider this a proper idea. Yet, his biggest sins were about to be committed in the arena itself, so this seemed so small and pointless in consideration, but it still made his heart race with the possibility. He’d never come face to face with himself, and the thought of doing so was terrifying, and the thought of understanding himself and the root of his behavior was even more so.
Helmy reached over to grasp th
Helmy vs Alan - Pt 1Ever since the tournament round had been announced, half the room had virtually fallen into disuse. Both inhabitants knew there was a chance of encountering each other if they returned to it, so the sheets on one bed went unused. Helmy had asked some of his friends whether they’d seen Alan enter the room at all, but they’d said he hadn’t. The room had remained undisturbed in the hours that Helmy attended class. Though he wouldn’t admit to it, he’d been creepy at least once, moving over to Alan’s bed and kneeling down by it to smell the sheets. Alan’s scent was stale by a week.Helmy vs Alan - Pt 16 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For the most part, Helmy stayed away from Alan’s side of the room. He knew that his shadowmancer friend could simply fall into his shadow to change his clothes, so the closet on his side of the room had been used to store books. He and Alan would laugh from time to time about how much reading Kazu expected them to do for their respective Shamanism classes, and
CRS 104 Assignment - OctoberWeakenedCRS 104 Assignment - October7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Busy from doing various activities during the day, Jinx only got to go to the library at around 7 at night. Similar to what she did previously for her General Education assignment, she went to the library to research on what she needed to know. Being a first year in the school, Jinx didn't really know much about anything since she preferred doing it. She's a girl of action, not words. Her knowledge wasn't vast, she admits. As she was thinking deeply, her body seems to have already entered the library, and now she was searching for an empty table. She finds one in the corner of her eye and sits there. She gets herself settled
Shadow Realm Safety Assignment 1Orpheo had finally gotten back to his room after doing research in the shadow realm. The fiend was getting used to going between that plane and this one. It bothered him, though, that the realm didn't seem to be connected to any other place besides this one. He would have to deal with that later since he needed to write is report on the data for the mines he found. He settled behind his desk and pulled out some paper then began to write down in a more organized fashion what it was he found.Shadow Realm Safety Assignment 17 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
SHD 104 Assignment 1
Venturing into the shadow realm is something I've gotten used to. Though, I am not sure I was really prepared for t
CRS 104 The library was quiet, so Ispilu took that as a close invitation. Wandering through the endless-seeming stacks of books to find one that would have an aura... indeed, a 'cursed book'.CRS 1047 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
A wooden stool perched to her right, piled high with books stacked at rakish angles. A small and near-invisible closet rattled. A stale breeze fluttered past.
Ispilu paused, raising an eyebrow at the closet. Without a blink, she opened the aged doors, peering inside.
Just a book and a small stack of blank papers. A plain, tooled leather affair with a simply scripted cover that she couldn't read. She picked it up and flipped through it, not
OTW 201- Familiar Magic"Soul Sight"OTW 201- Familiar Magic7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
She was in the forest again. It was a full moon and the night was cool. With her, her handsome Great Owl, Jagger. He was looking at her with curious golden eyes. They were settled in a green grassy clearing, away from all distractions of the busy Academy. There wasn't any light but the bright lunar light and the stars. She stroked her owl's head, he closed his eyes in contentment. She wondered what this powerful bird of prey hid as an ability. She too had to look into herself and follow the thread that connected them.
Her silver eyes closed, and she rested her hands gently on his body. Physical contact to help with the spiritua
CRS: 104 Hex ProtectionBored. Bored. Bored. Bored. Argus was tired of waiting. He knew his- witch had to go into the round- star- dark building to learn, but he didn't have to like it. It made his fur itch to have his- witch so far out of his sight for so long, especially when she could be surrounded by dark- powerful- unknown- enemies. Granted, there were friends- of- his- witch among them, but they couldn't defend her like he could. Silly not- felines, was it any wonder he didn't trust them to care for her... no matter, he could hear her talking, coming out now. Good. At her whistle, he streaked over, jumping into her arms. She was with two more not- monster- humans; a loud- laughing- girl and a rat- sneak- boy... no, his- witch shouldn't be around this boy, this boy was bad- company. He tried to tell her so, but she, of course, was a not- feline, so she didn't understand him. How frustrating.CRS: 104 Hex Protection7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Luckily, the nice- safe- loud- girl suggested that they split up. Good idea! Perfect chance to get his- witch away
ELM: The Blue TalismanELM: The Blue Talisman7 months ago in Settings More Like This
It had taken her no time to pick a talisman. She had never been one to dwell long on such choices. She always went by her first impression on things like this. The small elf operated on her impulse, first instinct when making a choice of what path to take. Zenith had always thought she could trust her instincts to lead her correctly, such a manner of choice had tended to get her into trouble, but that tended to be what she truly wanted anyway - Self destructive as she was, she tended to be drawn to danger.
Swiftly she slid from the class room, hugging the wall after she left to be sure the teacher did not see her. Class was over, bu
ELM 204: Homeward Don't look away. Whatever you do, do NOT look away.ELM 204: Homeward7 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elliot resisted the urge to blink, staring her Elementalism professor in the eye. The green-skinned man- well, a boy, really- was seated on the desk of her only other classmate, Vega, his eyes fixed on the two of them. His lips were curled up in an amused grin.
Finally, Elliot's eyelids flicked shut, rebelling against her will. "God dammit," she muttered, squinting through still-dry eyes as Maxwell began speaking.
"Wind's a troublesome element," he explained, the childishly victorious smirk on his face belying the sophisticated sound of the lecture he was delivering. "It's sneaky and
OTW104: 'Lady White Snake'Rym PhonixOTW104: 'Lady White Snake'7 months ago in Academic Essays More Like This
OTW 104: Introduction to Magic Herbs
Significance of the Herbs in
'Lady White Snake: A Tale from Chinese Opera'
In the chines tale, 'Lady White Snake: A Tale from Chinese Opera', herbs have a high influence over the plot. In this story, a white demon snake falls in love with a human in a world where this relation is forbidden. With the help of her sister, Blue (another snake demon), Lady White is able to be with her love Xu Xian.
After their marriage, in which the new couple opens and herb shop and as the story continues, Lady White expects a child. However, bad timing occurs when an abbot of Gold Mounta
OW - A Professor Reacts to the MurdersThe students hadn’t been the only ones disturbed by the string of murders that had recently plagued Otherworlde.OW - A Professor Reacts to the Murders7 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It didn’t take long for whispers and rumors to fill the halls and classrooms—not with the obvious worry on students’ faces, or the anxiety and tension that was heavy in the air. Some students hid (for their own safety against other students*, as well as from the murderer), some thrusted themselves into the heart of the action, and then there were many others that were simply baffled and bewildered by the lack of interference by the teachers of the academy.
It was after the first murder that Professor Razik learned the source of this newly-developed unease. Quietly-spoken words echoed alongside the halls near his class and caught his attention. There were statements of a kelpie girl getting murdered and rather dark humorous accompanying ponderings of if the general education teacher would be next. At first he thought it was a joke. He thought that it w
Helmy vs. Kardia - Chapter 1 Contingency PlanHelmy perched in front of the tournament playback screen, his arms wrapped around his knees and eye bloodshot from staring so intently. The faint wind of an air conditioner blew at his silvery hair, sending his bangs fluttering past his gaze. He had been watching the same two short films without much rest, except when he would stand and walk in a tight circle around the small room, his nerves in a constant state of unrest. His hands were shaking, and every breath seemed hitched.Helmy vs. Kardia - Chapter 1 Contingency Plan7 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Satori. He’s a physically-based creature, some sort of spiked demon. It seems his battle skill was based on fighting, inflicting damage and death through blood loss. Makes sense, being a creature that grows spikes and stabs with them.
His eye narrowed as he watched the screen. The colors reflected across his face, somewhat diluted by the gray-green color of his skin. The edges of the screen had been burnt slightly, though Helmy could imagine that due to the nature of this school, it wasn’t a
In Darkness...In Darkness...7 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a flowing darkness that his consciousness sat in at this time. Only moments before, his friend had stabbed him in the neck. She'd taken it upon herself to carry out his lynching. How brave she was and he was thankful that it had been her and not someone else. However, what good was he now? She would be at the mercy of a killer and he would not be there to help her. While that cut him deeply, making his no longer existing body ache, there was something worse that plagued him.
It was the promise. His brother's dying request that had fueled him thus far. The promise that one-day, he would return to his world and reclaim it. He would take