Star Wars: Mel'Anctha OmoroseStar Wars: Mel'Anctha Omorose5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Our time has come. For three hundred years, we prepared. We grew stronger while you rested in your cradle of power, believing your people were safe and protected. You were trusted to lead the Republic but you were deceived, as our powers of the dark side have blinded you. You assumed no force could challenge you and now finally, we have returned. You were deceived. And now your Republic shall fall."
"Following the Jedi Civil War, three-hundred years ago, the Council took it upon themselves to see that all remaining traces of the Sith were properly dealt with. Times were dire. The Republic was war torn and had undergone dramatic changes. The death toll, was catastrophic. Many Jedi aided in rebuilding and seeing to those that were in need. As such, not many JedI could be spared to ensure that the Sith did not r
Sol.Terra - Episode 1.1: Terra DayCal stepped into the doorway of his shuttle and raised a hand to shield his eyes. The light on Terra was so harsh, particularly this continent. He reached into his coat and pulled out the tinted glasses and the bio-scanner he carried. Slipping the glasses on, he checked the scanner screen to make sure he had landed in the right place. The readout confirmed it: Sol.Terra, Australia, Sydney. A small blip on the corner of the screen told him the Soschan he’d been sent to find wasn’t far away. Too violent for IU membership, many Soschans had taken to using their unique camouflage ability to emigrate Off-World illegally. This suited Cal just fine, as it gave him an excuse to travel there as well to pick them up.Sol.Terra - Episode 1.1: Terra Day1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pocketing the device, Cal stepped down onto the dry grass and looked out across the small park and at the city properly, his breath coming out in a small whoosh. Balloons and streamers of every colour scattered the park and street. Garlands draped across the lamp posts a
Brother vs. BrotherBrother vs. BrotherBrother vs. Brother5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
On a planet with mountains erupting,
fire and sulfur, scenery so disrupting;
Two friends engage in a fight,
with awesome strength and intense might.
A pupil, thinking he was doing right,
in fear and pride, fell from the light,
to desperately try to save the life
of his one and only beloved wife.
And at that moment, the mentor appears
just as his pupil's chokehold on his own beloved disappears.
The mentor poses a challenge, a fiery duel,
but the pupil is empowered by an evil fuel.
Now, over flaming fiery fire,
it makes you want to inquire:
"How could a mentor and his pupil duel on another?"
Teacher against student, brother against brother.
Sailing on rivers of orange, yellow, and red,
an angry exchange of words between the two is said.
The mentor speaks of the nature of the light side,
while his pupil speaks of evil, jealousy, and pride.
Nearing the end of their contest, the mentor leaps,
and here's the moment where everyone weeps:
In arrogance and vanity, the pupil
Nirnaeth ArnoediadNirnaeth Arnoediad8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Of all the battles which are sung, none are as noble, brave, and true
As the tale of this single ruinous one, that I shall try to sing for you
An enormous fight so horrific, that it is spoken of with dread
And the old ones still weep, for the many that are dead
Through lies and treachery, armies assembled on that plain
Not knowing, not even guessing, that there was nothing to gain
This battle was the fifth and last of the war being fought
A devastating conflict that by the end, was all for naught
A mighty alliance forged from three strong and steadfast races
Dwarves, Elves, and Men, still could not resist Morgoth's deadly maces
Try as they might, they failed, and that hallowed ground is named
Nirnaeth Arnoediad, Tears Unnumbered, for the warriors that lay maimed
The sunrise mist had not yet left the field when the battle cry was called
But it did not take long, for the Alliance to break and fall
Why, you may ask, was this so, when the union of these races was tight
I shall t
A Skywalker In My ArmsA Skywalker In My Arms5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It's a boy.
A healthy little boy.
Small and mewling,
Crying for his dying mother.
A new life starts
As his father's ends,
A new Skywalker
Rises to place.
I feel him so strong
So alive in the force.
A lot like his father,
A Skywalker in my arms.
Jedi Code, Sith CodeJedi Code:Jedi Code, Sith Code10 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is The Force.
Old Sith Code:
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.
New Sith Code:
There is no peace, there is anger.
There is no fear, there is power.
There is no death, there is immortality.
There is no weakness, there is the Dark Side.
I am the heart of the darkness.
I know no fear, and I instill it in my enemies.
I am the destroyer of the worlds.
I know the power of the Dark Side.
I am the fire of hate, all the universe bows before me.
I pledge myself to the Darkness, for I hav found true life in the death of the light.
Mass Effect 3 Alternate EndingMass EffectMass Effect 3 Alternate Ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Ending
Shepard walks away from the three paths that were opened up for him and towards a window, "I refuse," Shepard said, "I believe that the army that I have constructed will defeat your Reapers."
"They cannot," the Catalysts said as he stood beside Shepard, "you are a fool for believing in your army."
"No you are the fool," Shepard said, "I helped unite the Quarians and the Geth. They had been fighting for three hundred years, but with my help I stopped the war and united them together."
"That peace will not last," the Catalyst said, "eventually a Quarian will kill a geth and the war will be restarted. If you destroy all synthetic life the peace will last."
"No, I won't destroy all synthetic life. It won't bring peace between the Quarians and the Geth it will just destroy the Geth and that is not peace. I believe the Quarians and Geth can live in harmony," Shepard said, "perhaps a Quarian like Xen may try to dissect a geth but if
Love Conquers All CH2chapter 2 chance of a lifetime...or twoLove Conquers All CH24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jacob looked out the window as they approached freedoms progress.
"Well, well, well. Looks like another ghost town." he said. Miranda opened her mouth to comment but Jacob continued before she could. "Spoke to soon. Are those quarians? What are they doing here?" Shepard looked out the window to see a group of quarians moving into one of the houses.
"Get us down there now!" Shepard shouted at the pilot. Shocked at the sudden change in the Commander, Miranda snapped around to look at Shepard.
"What's wrong?" she asked. He locked eyes with her. She saw a determination she had only heard of.
"One of my crew is down there." Miranda looked back out the window down to where the Quarians were at. She saw a couple of heavy mechs firing where the quarians were hiding. It wasn't only determination she saw in the Commander's eyes, it was loyalty. This was the man the fate of the galaxy rested upon. This was the man that could save them all. For th
My ideal Mass Effect 3 endingOkay, as we all know by now, the ending to the hotly anticipated "Mass Effect 3" has not been as satisfactory as we would have liked. In fact, given the level of bile I've seen being thrown at it, I think it may even go down in history as being one of the most reviled aspects of any game in the entire history of the medium.My ideal Mass Effect 3 ending3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But as for me, I'm the kind of guy who doesn't like to criticise unless I can honestly think of something better in it's place.
So then, here is what I would have liked to have seen as the ending of ME3, based entirely on my choices. If you see something here that differs from the choices you made personally, don't take this to mean that I think my versions of things should be more valid than yours. It's just how I myself would have liked things to end.
As you may have guessed from the title, this version of events contains a few spoilers. Those of you who haven't played through the game yet but want to, turn away now.
So here goes:
The combined fleet gathered throu
Mass Effect 3: The LastMass Effect 3: The LastMass Effect 3: The Last3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A fix-fic based on my take of the Reapers motivations and the ending:
I pressed the button on the console, but nothing happened. Hackett screamed in my ear. I had nothing for him except painful grunts. The universe turned black.
"Shepard, wake up," said a child like voice.
"Where am I?" I asked.
A projection of some sort stood before me.
It looked like the kid in Vancouver, the one playing with the fighter model, the one that died .
"Shepard, wake up," it repeat.
"Who are you, what are you?"
"I am a remnant, a fraction," it said.
"I don't " pain ripped away my strength, "I don't have time for games; show yourself, whatever you are."
The projection changed into an alien form, with large triple set of dark eyes, similar to the Keepers.
"I am The Last. There is little time, the Reapers know you are here," it said.
Hackett called over the radio, "The Reapers are disengaging from the battle and are heading for the Citadel. Whatever you did spooked
The Last GoodbyeIt had been almost a full week now. Seven days, one-hundred and sixty-eight hours, ten thousand and eighty minutes. Time was moving on, flowing around the ugly, lumpy stone that only partially blocked the riverbed. The rest of the galaxy was moving on and finally beginning to recover. Only one man, one group of friends, one ship ached and found moving forward almost impossible. Their rock, their leader and foundation, his love...was gone.The Last Goodbye3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It had been joyous, seeing the Reapers finally fall, their empty shells falling forgotten to the earth as the glorious cheers of the Alliance marines around Kaidan resounded to the skies. He only had one thought running through his mind as he threw his assault rifle to the ground where it lay amongst the ashes. He took off without a second glance for the other marines as he sprinted off towards the glowing beacon in the distance.
The pawing fingers of the marines held him back as he screamed out her name, trying to fight to her, the battle over. One o
Arrival's AftermathTitle: Waiting for the Reapers - Chapter 1: Arrival's AftermathArrival's Aftermath4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Reblicah Shepard (femShep) and Garrus Vakarian
Waiting for the Reapers - Chapter 1 - Arrival's Aftermath
Garrus Vakarian paced outside the door of the medical bay, torn between his emotions. Part of him screamed in anguish for Commander Reblicah Shepard's radical acts that would undoubtedly create chaos. The other side ached to embrace her in his arms, never letting go. Reby was still under quarantine - a request she made upon her return to the Normandy. She stated it was a precautionary measure but neglected to mention what events took place in the Bahak System.
Reblicah was gone for two days, two very excruciating days. Garrus was the first to discover her disappearance. Noticing something was awry when Reby was absent for their evening rendezvous. Upon asking EDI for Shepard's location, she responded, "I'm sorry Gunnery Chief Vaka
Death of a Vigilante Part 1 - GoodbyesTitle: Waiting for the Reapers - Chapter 5 - Death of a Vigilante Part 1: GoodbyesDeath of a Vigilante Part 1 - Goodbyes3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Reblicah Shepard (femShep) and Garrus Vakarian
Waiting for the Reapers - Chapter 5 - Death of a Vigilante Part 1: Goodbyes
The Death of a Vigilante: Goodbyes
The resistance was high. They were surrounded. The Reapers were throwing everything they could at them. Shepard knew they were doing this on purpose. The only way to eliminate their threat is to make sure it was taken out. Waves of husks and geth, pushing them further and further back, they were outnumbered and needed an escape route.
"Shepard!" Garrus screamed over the rapid shots being fired at them. "We might be able to buy ourselves some time if we collapse the ceiling."
"Good idea," she nodded, giving him the command to set up the explosives.
"Buy me some time!" he ran to the door and began setting up the device.
Mass Effect 2: Observations DLCArcturus Station, Space Dock 1, Aboard the Normandy SR-2Mass Effect 2: Observations DLC3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
-Bridge Camera 1 Feed-Active
-Subjects Within View: Officer Vakarian, Jeff
Jeff-"Garrus? What are you doing up here?"
Officer Vakarian-"Relax Joker, I'm not going to beat you up with that pole I keep in my quarters."
Jeff-"Wait...what, what pole, is my translator not working or...hey wait a minute...EDI! That was private!"
"I merely commented that Officer Vakarian's attitude has improved since his experience in Omega."
Jeff-"Well yeah, but you didn't have to tell him about that!"
Officer Vakarian-"You two were right. Things have changed. I would say its for the better but considering our current situation. And its Garrus now, I don't work for C-Sec anymore."
Jeff- "You know what? No, I was wrong. I mean it took a quad to go after Saren and then go into Omega like that. I'm really s
Liara's VisitLiara/F-ShepardLiara's Visit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
Rise of the TranshumansThe last battle for equal rights won't be for racial equality;Rise of the Transhumans4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It won't be for gender equality;
Not for sexual or gender orientation;
It will be a battle between two species:
Humans and Transhumans.
Unlike the other battles for equality, this one will be more than figurative;
It will take a great expense of blood
And in all likelihood result in the eventual extinction of the human race.
That's how dominant species function,
As one rises the other must logically fall
Transhumans will be smarter, stronger, and more capable than humans
Humans will eventually stop being the masters of their own planet
Transhumans will take the jobs of the elites, and outperform their human counterparts
Humans will respond, violently as usual
But they will loose.
What may start as a quest for equality for by both
Will end with the extinction of one.
E9C3: Dyson SphereChapter 41: Dyson SphereE9C3: Dyson Sphere5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Naria'Pael vas Rayya had elected to stay aboard the Normandy for a few weeks after the assault, volunteering in whatever ways she could. The human Commander had graciously accepted her request, much to the delight of Tali. Now, though, she wasn't so sure of her decision.
Naria felt the Normandy lurch as they passed through the inner edge of the infamous Perseus Veil. The ship hadn't actually shaken of course, but the effect was the same. They were entering the extremities of geth space, soon to be shared by both the quarians and the AIs for the first time in over three centuries.
The woman had been on an emotional rollercoaster over the past several days. The time on the collector base had traumatized her; she'd burst into a fit of shaking aboard the Netoa that ended only when she'd passed out. She'd gone through the first stages of grief, mourning the loss of her crewmates, struggling to register the fact that they would never return, and was still comi
ME: Pilgrimage - Chapter 24ME: Pilgrimage - Chapter 243 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 24 - Ice Warriors
Tali's first step on a planet's surface was less than glamorous. Even as Ren was in the process of warning her about the apparent snowdrift they had come to rest in, Tali slipped off the lip of the open cargo hold. As her feet unexpectedly disappeared into the white powder a flash of panic ran through her and she let out a startled yell, arms flailing wildly for balance. She barely avoided falling on her rump before her feet found purchase on the questionably solid ground beneath. Cheeks flaring under her visor the quarian immediately rounded on her companion who sat legs dangling over the lip, trying desperately to look like he hadn't seen anything.
"Not. A. Word." She glowered, angrily throwing the overcloak's hood into place as though it would better hide her shame.
To his credit Ren merely raised his hands in a gesture of surrender and hopped down to join her, though the apparent ease with which he did it only furthered Tali's embarrassme
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
Soviet Superwoman Story IndexBelow is a listing of stories/pics for Soviet Superwoman and her supporting cast in chronological order.Soviet Superwoman Story Index4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This will be a way for anyone interested in the characters to quickly find their stories in the Angel Falls setting and will be updated from time to time as new stories are added.
If you feel like I left something out, have a bad link or made a mistake PLEASE comment below and let me know. I'm only human and I have been known to make mistakes...from time to time...
Mass Effect 2: Conversations DLC(SPOILERS OF THE MASS EFFECT SERIES)Mass Effect 2: Conversations DLC3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
This is the last of the "bridging" stories/DLCs (Downloadable Content)
Normandy SR-2, Port Observation Deck, Space Dock 1, Arcturus Station
Ash took another sip from her glass. A synth heavy pop song from Illumiun played in the background. Behind her dock workers in space suits flew by, putting the finishing touches to the Normandy's new paint scheme. The Observation Deck was the only place on the ship that she felt comfortable. She could have used the Captain's quarters, but....
It still has his...scent. His quarters, his ship, I'm just a caretaker.
EDI's holographic interfaced popped up.
"Lieutenant Williams, you have a visitor," said the ship's A.I. in a soft feminine voice.
"Who is it?" asked Ash.
"Doctor Liara T'Soni," said EDI.
"Liara? Here? Tell her I'm Observation Deck," said Ash.
Mass Effect 3: A New CyclePart 1 -- Part 2 - Part 3Mass Effect 3: A New Cycle3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The final chapter in my Mass Effect 3 ending fic. Thank you all for your comments and support. If this happens to be the first fic you see/read, please follow the links above for the rest of the story.
41,000 solar years after the Battle of Earth.
"Atmosphere content checked. No hazardous biological entities detected. The air is breathable," said one of the figures as it walked down the gangplank from the ship's airlock. It took off its helmet to reveal an oval face, with four large frills, two that extended from t
Rescue, Reunion and Rewards (EC spoilers)Hammer FOB, 45 minutes after Crucible DetonationRescue, Reunion and Rewards (EC spoilers)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Major Coats? Major? Sir?"
The voice was indistinct, crackling caused by distance and poor connection quality, but it was Corporal Ahmed alright. Coats had despatched a shuttle to the remains of the Citadel as soon as it became apparent that the red energy field had disabled all the Reapers and their forces. With the fleets who knew where after Hackett's emergency withdrawal order, recovery of survivors stranded in orbit had become a priority for the groundside forces. Coats opened a link to respond, cautiously optimistic at what sounded like excitement in the corporal's voice.
"This is Coats. Report, corporal"
"We found her sir! She's alive! Shepard's alive!", the young Glaswegian sounded ecstatic. You and me both, lad, thought Coats, listening to the cheering that had erupted behind him.
"Well done corporal. Is she badly injured, can you put her on a shuttle and get her back down here to a hospital? There's still no word on the
Arrival Chapter 2Title: ArrivalArrival Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 2
Disclaimer: dont own anything, Bioware does
I collapsed on the floor, as the vision overwhelmed me. Miranda was at my side instantly. That's why neither she nor I have noticed that Kenson pointed the gun at my head. "I cannot let you stop the Arrival, Commander." The room was suddenly filled with guards.
Damn. Reapers got to her. I looked at Miranda and gave her a very small nod. She shot up, towards the good doctor, trying to disarm her, breaking her wrist in process.
Kenson screamed for the guards to attack us, while she limped out, as both Miranda and I dove for cover.
"There is too many of them!" Miranda screamed, as she slammed few guards with her biotic powers. She is right. As soon as we take out one, two more fill in.
"Pyro on the left!" I yelled when I saw one guard with a flame thrower approaching Miranda. She took him out with Warp.
"Two more to go!" As soon as she said that, a Y