The Human Species 45 - Restless Thunderbird ZapdosThe Human Species 45 - Restless Thunderbird Zapdos3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mewtwo glared at Lucario, eyes so ferocious he was certain he would go blind if he did not look away from them. Supposedly the powerful psychic had the ability to kill him before he could even blink, and so he sharpened his reflexes as much as possible and was ready to leap away at the slightest notice of an attack. Meanwhile, the dark radiance grew so thick and hopeless that Lucario wondered if maybe he had already been attacked, life fading away from him as he was slowly dying.
Instantly, everything let up as Mewtwo turned his back to them through a swaying motion, Lucario falling forward in surprise.
"Farewell," he said, bending his legs to the ground and getting ready to take off.
"Wait, Mewtwo!" Mew shouted in surprise as she flew towards him, "You came all this way for nothing!?"
"Silence, original!" Mewtwo roared ferociously, stopping himself but still not turning around, "I tolerate your presence under protest. If you wish me to mingle with other legendaries, regular Pokém
The Search for Paradise (1) ch.7The Search for Paradise (1) ch.73 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Latios carried Blaze on his back and I carried Ralts on mine as we headed up the mountains, where Flarewhip, the keeper of the Flame Sword awaits us and Blaze's battle. Blaze leaped off of Latios and started to jog quickly. I have no idea why he's doing that. Then, as the top reaches our sight, Blaze stops in front of a small oasis. He looks down at his refection.
I slowly look over his shoulder to see his reflection, mine, Jen's, and another. It's weird, but I think the Legendary Pokemon Jirachi is here. I jerk my head backwards to see him floating in fron of us. Lstios heads over to my side. Blaze turns around to see him.
"You seek a wish, don't you?" Jirachi calmly asks Blaze. Blaze nods. He reaches his hand out and holds a star peice. Jirachi stares happily at it and accepts it from him. "Ok, what is your wish?"
"I wish to find Flarewhip and battle him," he says back. Jirachi's head jerks up with eyes wide open. He's completely shocked by his answer.
"Ok. You'll fight a warrior who
Whispers of the MadWhispers of the Mad:Whispers of the Mad3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your lips remain painted with the scars of torment
Carved so as to split with every word of speech
The glass that slices through your softened flesh
Bears the marking we know as 'Vinashuka'
And now he lies beneath the falling sand
Drowning in a world that is sinking away
Though his feet will seek the stability of ground
He finds himself caught by 'Vinashuka'
A disturbing word that rings hollow at best
For it carries the tone of a tainted solitude
A heart that has been corrupted by physical pain
Can only scream 'Vinashuka!'
How does a man know when he has gone insane?
To descend into a world where logic is naught
A moon that carries the colour of blood
Shall paint my skin with 'Vinashuka'
I have lost all sense of meaning in this place
There is no where else for my soul to flee
Caught within the whispers of delusory madness
I can only repeat Vinashuka...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 13th July 2012
Nightmare: The Secret KeeperNightmare: The Secret Keeper3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nightmare: The Secret Keeper
I know, I know; I've asked too much of you already
Up until today I've asked for what I don't deserve
I hope, I hope; you will always be able to put up with me
Because everyone else chooses to ignore my words
So please, please; I want you to take me, and hide me far away
I need you to do this for me; I never, ever want to be found again
Take my will, take my heart, take my tears, take my name
Take my life, take my soul, take my fear, take my pain
Pull me into you, and keep me close to your void of a heart, so I can lose myself
Hold me in your arms, and keep everything in your palms, I yearn to be held
I can no longer stay
So please take me, and hide me before it's too late
I never wanted you to know that I don't care about myself anymore
You need to know up until this day I still feel so, so hollow
It's okay, it's okay, feel my peace, I'm giving it to you, so don't worry
Because you need it more
STOP N' SWOPSTOP N' SWOP3 years ago in Horror More Like This
I'm sure everyone remembers the feature Stop n Swop in Banjo Kazooie that was scrapped
for many reasons. If not you've most likely been living under a rock. If you do remember
then I have an interesting tale for you. So I'm sure everyone knows of the supposed
"Spots" of which you can activate SnS. Well while playing Banjo Kazooie on my computer
hooked up via Gamebridge I was hunting down codes for my Gameshark when I found this
website that had an all black background. It had a short description and a code, the
description was as follows. "Have you ever wondered what's behind those doors in Grunty's
Lab? Well now you can finally find out with this code!" What followed was a rather short
two line code with a simple description. I couldn't believe it, like really, I was
entirely skeptical. Though something at the back of my mind wanted me to believe, so I
rubbed my head and sighed and plugged in my Gameshark mounting Banjo Kazooie on top. I
was pretty into hacking games back i
Wings Of FireWings Of Fire3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Wings Of Fire
Send me off to the fiery abyss
Free me from life's grip
Morals have been tortured
Strengths have been reversed
Desires have been submersed
I plead for you to pass the torch
Hand over the destiny I've been waiting for
Let me finish off this unbearable dirge
Weep not for singed sins
Leave behind the memories
Mourn not for scarred skin
Forgive every tragedy
Set ablaze that darkness within
Grasp onto serenity
Fuel the flame for the ending
Cling onto clarity
There's peace after pain
Calm can engulf chaos
There's love behind hate
Freedom masks weakness
I've abandoned every promise
I couldn't complete what was said
My hope cannot rise from the ashes
Please, do not follow my footprints of flame
They only lead down a path where infernos cascade
There is no honorable life or even death for what I became
Consume this cruel reality
PlaygroundPlayground3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All that autumn her ghost haunted the playground;
no wisping phantom, but strident bits and pieces
clamoring for attention - a pair of black patent
leather shoes waiting expectantly by the teeter-totter.
And Sister Teresa had to pry red woolen mittens
off the jungle gym every morning.
Jimmy Boyle kept seeing her sweater at the swings,
its green wooly arms daring him to go higher
and trying to tag him "it".
And her best friend, Jenny Black
could see the flash of her pigtails
throwing copper across the kickball field
where recess waited to swallow them.
The toys vanished from the sandbox every evening
leaving nothing but a soft trail of disappointment
in their wake -
their accusations of neglect
and longing crouched under the
maple trees, swarming with the bees.
But winter proved a discordant grave -
the protest of frozen ground
an errant melody in the schoolyard
and her shoes kept shrinking
and stumbled down the slide,
leaving a thick crust of frost
like somber tracks that said good-bye
Ballroom Floor of LifeBallroom Floor of Life5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Life's a dance floor, a ballroom.
Made up of tears, and happiness.
I joined a particular dance,
At a younger age,
My Father took me in his arms,
And started to dance with me.
We twirled and sidestepped,
We swayed and been all over,
This ballroom of Life.
He doesn't mind, If I forget the steps,
Step on His toes, or make a mess.
He doesn't mind, if I tire,
Stumbling around, with no elegance of sort.
He doesn't mind, If I draw farther away from him,
In my lack of courage, and sometimes belief.
Because He'll just whisper,
"Come closer, Daughter, I'll re-teach you the steps"
And does so, again and again.
All over this Ballroom of Life
I listen to the words,
He whispers in my ear.
But sometimes the music is loud,
The distractions around me,
Cause me to stumble,
Cause me to falter.
Sometimes, they drown out,
What He's trying to tell me,
To "Step this way a little"
To avoid an emotional collision.
And it's those times, I find myself,
In a problem that could have been avoided,
If I had payed at
Our Numb TearsOur Numb Tears3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our Numb Tears
Something deep within me / Is longing for relief
A haunting aura around me / Reminding me of the grief
Scratching at the core of my soul / Hope is swallowed by a black hole
Locked in the center of my heart / All that is left is the traumatized part
Laugh, smile, blink, and focus. You just need to act as normal as possible.
You cannot let this pain get the best of you. Don't do anything irresponsible.
The damage you do to yourself also effects everyone else, so don't let it become irreversible.
You're being too hard on yourself, no one is perfect in life, you're only human, you're not invincible!
Shock waves of guilt enter my system / While a deathly peace is in the distance
And aftershocks of regret strike me down / I can't show that I'm hurt when they're around
Tremors of anxiety / Infest my entire body
5. Seeking SolaceThe rain thundered over head, like a barrage of gunfire beating down on the roof above. A single drop fell, joining the countless others that were collected on the window. It slid down the pane, dragged down by it's own weight as it collected dust, debris and dirt, before reaching the end of the glass and dripping to the floor, loosing it's form completely. It was less than a smudge, being battered underfoot as Shinigami bustled and jostled past each other, desperately trying their best to get indoors and out of the forthcoming thunder-storm.5. Seeking Solace3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
If, as a raindrop smeared on the window, you happened to look into the room on the other side, you would not have seen much. A few spare sets of the Shinigami work uniform rested on a bed, folded neatly on the pillow. Nothing else in the room held the honour of being so neat and tidy. Work papers, application forms, calender notes and an astounding collection of pens and pencils were scattered around randomly, even the folders that were full to th
10. Breathe AgainWarning: May contain Spoilers up to Bleach Episode 16710. Breathe Again3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Inoue... Are you hurt?"
"N-No! Not at all, Kurosaki-kun! See, look! I'm fine!" As if to prove her point, Orihime threw her arms out wide, almost smacking Ichigo in the head. He smiled, looking almost relieved... Almost. Orihime looked around her, at where Grimmjow lay defeated, the ominous crack splintering and spitting in the sky above them, and to the fragments of Ichigo's mask resting in the sand. So much had gone on, so much had transpired before her eyes, yet... She hadn't done a thing. Again, she'd sat back and done nothing.
"Inoue, stop it with that painful look on your face."
For a split second, Orihime forgot about everything, about the pain she was feeling and looked up into Ichigo's chestnut eyes. She couldn't talk, couldn't think of a single word to say that could even begin to describe the way she felt. There way just this grip on her throat. And then, tears started to form in the corner of Inoue Orihime
Ode to CaitlinThou forted goddess of pencil and paint,Ode to Caitlin6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Such splendor doth thy hands make.
Canvas of the heavens virgin and pure,
Seeded with thy hues of eternal wake.
Strokes from enchanted brushes birthing,
Mountains and valleys defenseless against thy will,
Shorelines and skies cease back under hands,
Of thine wanderest goddess wand still.
And in thy palms feeble forms weave,
Cowering and fragile to thy pillaging strokes.
Tips of graphite pierce the paper below,
Where thy easer dare to provoke.
Yet in thine perfection among the arts,
Honor reflects such in another aspect of thee.
Thy heart flutters in syncopation to all,
Laughter quaking thine lovéd in boisterous glee.
Paint and pallet hath no knowledge,
Of wondrous elements birthed by thee.
The joyous moments thou hath created,
And how much they meaneth to me.
You.You told me onceYou.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you would break my stars,
tear them from the sky and devour them
s l o w l y.
I neglected to tell you
they all had their own feelings
and your bruises form my own constellation
in the quiet valleys of my firefly skin.
I am the milky way.
And you, my sweet-
You are nothing more
than a dead star
with a pretty name.
SSB4 moves - ZoroarkZOROARKSSB4 moves - Zoroark4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Illusory Fox Pokémon will deceive its foes with a myriad of illusions. It chiefly does so to protect those close to it. One Zoroark appears in the Lostlorn Forest, but only reveals itself in the presence of one of the shining legendary beasts of Johto.
Zoroark's attacks can be assisted by her partner and child Zorua by hitting the attack button near the end of the attack. Amazingly effective as these assists are, Zorua will get worn out after a while, and will have to rest a bit before resuming assistance.
A - Fury Swipes
- Deals a few fast slashes. The fourth and final slash is the widest.
Side A - Slash
- Deals a fast slash. Zorua can add another slash.
Up A - Upward Slash
- Slashes upward at a 45-degree angle. Zorua can add a straight-upward slash.
Down A - Low Sweep
- Deals a sweeping kick. Zorua can add a quick tackle.
Dash A - Night Slash
- Deals a wide, horizontal slash that extends past Zoroark. Zorua can add
Text Messages to No OneHey haven't talked to you in a while.Text Messages to No One4 years ago in Letters More Like This
==>save message? y/n
I saw that you got
==>save message y/n
Its been a while.
Maybe we could hang out?
==>save message y/n
Wow, I cant believe it's been so long since we talked!
What happened, do you think? Lets talk and
I miss you.
==>save message y/n
Today I thought about that tree in your backyard.
And how we used to climb it to get on the roof of ur garage.
We had some good times.
==>save message y/n
I havent been up to much. Got a job, finally.
I feel all grown up and shit. Still a bit lonely here,
But I'm sure that'll change.
==>save message y/n
Thought about you again on my way home.
It's hard to keep track of all these messages.
Have I told you about my job? I don't remember.
It's cool. Boring. But c
Thought about u again on my way home
Its hard 2 keep trac
SLITHERSlitherSLITHER5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want that girl that I first met
I'll have her now, on that you can bet,
That face to face we'll lie in bed
Banning the demons from my head,
I've seen your eyes; a pretty blue
Now it's time I had the rest of you,
It's gone too far, there's no going home
I own you now, you're all my own,
When I twist your wrist just follow my lead
I'm warning you; please don't make me make you bleed,
Your time & your life are now both mine
Several shades of fear crawl up your spine,
Love is all I want, so I'm fighting back this hate
Though I feel perhaps that it's a bit too late,
All of my heart is what you'll feel
Over & over until you finally know real,
I cannot deny you; my maiden so fair
Recovering you lay asleep; I continue to care,
I knew you were taken, so therefore I took
Your life was like a hand that I gently shook,
To its foundation; to the very core
I'll sew it straight up so it's only a sore,
And now that you're mine, I'll have my way
Its love & life all goddamn day,
Bound & gagged
Demon and the girl 2From the outside, it looked like a small animal was trying to head butt the door open without the benefit of thumbs- inaudibly and slowly. She half expected there to be a trap of some kind waiting for her on the other side- perhaps she would be incinerated to a crisp upon exiting the room. Or perhaps the minute she left was the minute he'd appear, claiming in a horridly triumphant voice that she'd shown her true colours- and he was now going to punish her for trying to escape. Even as these scenarios swirled round in her head, even as she heard a fake demon lord's wicked cackle in her imagination, with his exaggerated clawed hands raised and his body surrounded by fire, the girl's pelvis ached from her need to urinate.Demon and the girl 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"U-um, hello?" the girl called out to the air, thinking that perhaps the demon lord could hear everything, like an omnipotent power. But she received no response. "M-my Lord?" she called again, waiting a few moments before fretting. "I'm sorry-!" she whispered int
Predator Nobody Part 1Predator NobodyPredator Nobody Part 15 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I heard clicking as I walked down a deserted alley in the lustful city of New York, I didn't make too much of a note of it considering a busy town and hearing a small noise wasn't too uncommon. I continued walking, my black cloak drifting around me in the slight wind and my hair furled around me, its black blending with the background and the red standing out as it extended in front of me. I looked around and kept walking, then there was a crash to my left and I looked that way quickly to see an alley cat had knocked down a garbage dumpster lid, I looked and there was a mirror, my blue eyes staring back at me, they were always so radiant and that's what people always saw with me first, they stood out like the moon in the sky. I shook my head and continued towards home, I reached the outskirt of the town where it wasn't so congested. I came to an open area and I heard more clicking. I began to start to suspect
Perfect Enemy chapter 1Perfect Enemy chapter 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 1 Down the Yautja hole
Echo awoke in suspension; looking around she found herself amongst a collection of branches and leaves.
"Crraap!" she hissed having heard stories amongst the Youkai about a race of hunter aliens and game preserves where they drop off and hunt various creatures. She looked around and while catching her breath took in the scenery. It looked enough like earth but the green of the leaves appeared to have a bluish tint to them while the bark looked slightly dead and blackened. The sky was a pastel pink rather than blue and there wasn't a sign of life anywhere: no birds, no small mammals, no bugs, nothing.
She had been snatched while hiding out in the human world. The demons had been battling for control over their world and Echo didn't quite feel like joining in on the fun. She had actually just killed a challenging cat demon when a flash of light knocked her unconscious. Now she was on, no doubt, a strange planet soon to be hunted for game.
Eden - Chapter ThreeEden - Chapter Three4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
. . .
"Oh, these socks are so comfortable! Better than the thin ones I wore while traveling around Unova!"
Touko had been rummaging through the basket of goods Anthea and Concordia had gotten for her in Castelia City. One of the articles of clothing she was allowed to wear... was socks. Since she woke up in her room, the captive had been barefoot and the floor wasn't exactly warm any time during the day, no matter how much the sun beamed through the glass.
She cuddled the brush, elastics, tooth brush, tooth paste and mouthwash she got, along with other womanly stuff such as deodorant, lotion, bras and cute underwear. Of course, her mind was so set on the important things that she forgot to ask for decent books and magazines to read. So for the time being, she had to settle with the raunchy stuff.
After a shower, of course.
. . .
Touko stepped out from the stall an hour later, she felt more refreshed than yesterday, since she had been able to brush her teeth, then apply de
Pokemon Nightmare: Chapter 14Ash wasn't sure how long it had been since Lucy had stopped screaming, but every second seemed to drag itself along like an old Tauros that had pulled one cart too many. His eyes felt heavy and painful at the effort to try and stay awake so that he wouldn't be caught off guard by any more nasty surprises, but very occasionally he laid his head back against the wall and closed his eyes.Pokemon Nightmare: Chapter 144 years ago in Horror More Like This
In these very brief periods of sleep, haunting visions flashed through his mind. Hundreds of vivid red eyes, all watching him at once through the darkness; a little girl in red on her knees, screaming and crying and begging him to let her go; a dead man with a bullet hole in his head, his eyes staring blankly up at him in permanent shock.
Upon seeing this last image, Ash jerked awake for what felt like the two hundredth time. Placing the bottom of his palm up against his forehead, he tried to wipe off the droplets of sweat that had once again appeared, but accidently brushed the sore part of his hand aga
Holding back: Chapter 1.Holding back: Chapter 1.4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
6 months before.
Touko's mom POV
The sun was setting and I had to go home but I couldn't and I also didn't wanted to cry, but it was to hard not to.
My little girl was growing up and was about to leave the nest for good. She had always been talking about adventures and training her Pokémon but I never thought about the fact that she seriously will be going on a journey. But I guess it will help her with her sadness.
The day that she received her Oshawott she was so happy that she immediately ran home to let her father and me see it. That day was now 2 months ago and the mood hasn't changed since. Once she came home she saw me and immediately knew something was wrong. And she was right, because her dad had left us for another woman in Kanto.
The only thing he left was his Pidove, which wouldn't evolve, and a note addressed to Touko.
I'm sorry for the things that you will have to deal alone from now on, but I just can't handle it anymore. I met someone w