The True Emperor of Mankind"Hold your tongue, heretic!"The True Emperor of Mankind9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The empty room shook with the impact of a ragged figure's body into a
sturdy and ancient rockrete wall. A burly man wrapped in a thick
leather coat and bearing the mark of the Inquisition easily hefted and
tossed the smaller person. Dust from centuries past were rocked from their
resting place and fell over the man-handled heretic. He gave out a series of
coughs before pleading, "Please! Please hear me! I know the truth!"
The squirming man tugged helplessly at the Inquisitor's arms, but
could not get even the slightest bit of relief from the hold. The
Inquisitor drew his face closer to the heretic; his long angled face becoming
feintly clearer to the helpless man as once hidden scars and blemishes
"What 'truth' could you possibly know that the Inquisition does not
have access to?"
"I know the truth about the Emperor!" The words barely escaped the
heretics lips before his body was flung some twenty feet into yet
another sturdy wall. His
Things I am no longer allowed to do in D-and-D1. Killing the Wizard we're trying to help is against the "Paladin's Code of Conduct", even if it's their fault that the Tarrasque was awakened.Things I am no longer allowed to do in D-and-D3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
2. Even if I'm Bard, am dressed up as Link, am named Link, and carrying an ocarina, I am not the Hero of Time and cannot teleport myself or my party to the Temple of Time by playing it.
3. Also, my +4 Holy Longsword is not the Master Sword, so it does not shoot beams of light that deal 1D6 damage every time I use it at full health.
4. Using Bigby's Magical Hand to give someone the finger is considered "Disorderly Conduct".
5. I am no longer allowed to glomp Lycanthropes and beg them to bite me.
6. Same is true with Vampires.
7. I may not be a Cleric/Wizard and turn myself into a Lich.
8. While in Rage mode my Barbarian cannot recite the all of the elements on Periodic Table of Elements, no matter how high his intelligence is.
9. I cannot use the Summon Monster IX spell to summon Crisis, Vivian, Katrika, or Anna.
10. Likewise, I may not us
The GentlemenThe Gentlemen4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Upon the darkness of all hallows eve
When monsters come to feast
The mortals dance and sing as one
Ignoring the presence of the beast
A kingdom all covered in lights
Of candles and crystals and joy
Where dances all of its subjects
With each man a woman and each girl a boy
Watching such celebrations from afar
A group of creatures observe
Each face is adorned with a smile
That frightful bestial curve
Dressed in fine robes of pure black
With skin as white as bone
Their heads like hideous skulls
Making not so much as a sinister moan
A casket of tricks belongs to them
The tool for the carnage they desire
It opens to cause a frightful event
So none now can name them pariah
The magic wafts slowly into the kingdom
Invading that time of happiness
As the song exits the lips of the singers
It is snatched by the creature's evilness
Song becomes silence and laughter is gone
No sound comes despite the great push
As panic sets in on the citizens
When they are consumed by the malevolent hush
I want to know youThe blonde woman on the other side of the table was looking out of the window, sipping her coffee. Violet blended her hot chocolate, keeping her eyes on the older woman. She kept on wondering why Mirage wanted her company. First asking her to tea, then offering to help her with her homework, several times just hanging around with her, walking around the town, shopping. Somehow the older woman seemed to appear in several places at the same time as Violet did.I want to know you5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now, it wasn't that Violet would dislike Mirage's company. Quite the opposite. She just didn't understand why a woman almost twice her age would want to spend her time with her.
Only Mirage's eyes moved as she turned her gaze to answer Violet's.
"Penny for your thoughts", Mirage said, her characteristic sensual smile playing in the corners of her lips. Violet smiled and turned her sight to her mug of hot chocolate.
"I was just wondering why you spend your time with me", she explained. Mirage blinked, slightly puzzled of the questio
Like Only the Stars are WatchingMr. Glenn’s wife died the day before last. Of course, now all their children could talk about was what she would have wanted.Like Only the Stars are Watching3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“She would want a proper burial,” Gary, the eldest, said.
“In the cemetery at Memorial Park,” Martin said.
Gary shook his head. “Much too crowded there. She wouldn’t want to knock elbows with anyone. She would prefer be buried in the Green Meadows Cemetery.”
“No,” Lisa Marie said, slapping her hand against Mr. Glenn’s antique table. “She wouldn’t want a grave. If she was here, she’d tell us to cremate her and spread her ashes across the farm.”
“I don’t think she liked this farm as much as you think,” Kurt said. “We should take the boat and spread her ashes out at sea. She would like that better.”
Lisa Marie huffed and crossed her arms. “Mom told me everything, and I can promise you that what she would want is to be here, on the farm.
Dear Jack FrostDear Jack Frost3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jack, when I was a little girl, I would look out my window during winter and watch the snow fall. I had a weak constitution so I was never allowed to go out and play in the snow or I would catch pneumonia. I'd watch the snowflakes fall from inside my room and thank you for them rather than Santa Claus. When I was sick I'd make little paper snowflakes for you and give them to my parents to hang on our tree outside. When I was lonely I'd draw pictures in the frost on my window. I remember you would occasionally open my window to let in a perfectly formed snowflake as if to say, "Look at the beautiful thing I made for you." When I turned 19 my best friend died and I had lost all hope. Yet at the funeral, even though it was in September, you made it snow for me. When I took my own life the last words to leave my lips were, "I'll always believe in you Jack Frost." And I meant it. My only wish is that you remember me.
With love from a lifetime and forever more,
AC - DSiShaun was only able to shake his head in unbelieving shock as he entered the room which he shared with Desmond.AC - DSi5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The novice still sat on the bed, handheld on his propped up knees, eyes fixed to the two screens and whatever was going on there. He didn't even as much as flinch when the door slammed shut behind Shaun. His eyes flickered up at the historian for a second before returning to the screen.
"What?" he asked coldly and Shaun was able to hear how annoyed and frustrated he was and disappointed.
Shaun sighed, walking up to him, sitting on the edge of his bed. Desmond was leaning against the wall on the opposite side of the bed, so there still was plenty of space between them no, too much space.
"The girls were worried because you didn't come back with me before "
"So only them?" the novice whispered, the clicking of the buttons subsiding for a moment before returning apparently twice as loud, frustration being let out on them, "Guessed so "
Iriaga SerpenthelmIriaga Serpenthelm2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Female Damaran human half-nymph Sor1: ECL 4; CR 2; Medium-size fey (augmented humanoid); HD 1d4+2; hp 6; Init +4; Spd 30 ft.; AC 15 (touch 15, flat-footed 13); Atk +2 ranged (1d4/19-20, masterwork throwing dagger) or +1 melee (1d4+2/19-20, masterwork dagger) or +2 ranged touch (by spell) or +1 melee touch (by spell); SA Stunning glance 6/day; SQ Familiar benefits (raven), half-nymph traits, spell-like abilities; AL CG; SV Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +8; Str 12, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 19, Wis 17, Cha 22. Height 5 ft. 5 in.
Skills and Feats: Appraise +7, Bluff +10, Concentration +6, Diplomacy +8, Knowledge (arcana) +8, Sense Motive +5, Spellcraft +8, Spot +5; Blooded.
Languages: Chondathan, Common, Elven, Giant, Illuskan, Orc, Sylvan.
Patron Deity: Sune.
Special Qualities: Familiar Benefits (raven): +3 bonus on Appraise checks, free Alertness feat whenever familiar is within arm's reach, familiar speaks Sylvan. Half-Nymph Traits (Ex): Damage reduction 5/cold iro
Everything is Cliche these daysEverything is Cliche these days2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everything is cliché these days
Everything is cliché these days
Nothing can be true
Falling in love is cliché these days
Saying I love you
Nothing is not cliché these days
Everything is fake
Romantic days are cliché these days
Boat trip on the lake
Every emotion is cliché these days
Trusting is cliché these days
No lie is not cliché these days
Every fake strained smile
Fearing is cliché these days
When you’re busy for a while
Every tale is cliché these days
Nothing ever stays
Broken hearts are cliché these days
Going our separate ways
Surprises will surprise these days
Flowers near my door
People can surprise these days
A letter on my floor
“Love can be cliché these days
Trusting is an iss
It will always be Damon ch. 7If Katherine Peirce was anything, she was a good liar. A good liar that wanted nothing more than her freedom so that she could see a certain Salvatore again. She hinged her fingers around Klaus's belt loops and pulled him into his bedroom. Pushing him down on his bed, she began to unbutton his shirt and kiss down his collar.It will always be Damon ch. 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I beg your pardon, love, but what the hell do you think you're doing?"
"I want you Klaus…play with me." She said with a sickly sweet tone, her eyes wide and childlike. Klaus stared at her, shocked that after 500 years of chasing her, she was flinging herself at him. He pulled her close to his face by her curly locks.
"Finally tired of running, Katerina? Decide to give in to just being my little sex kitten instead of a scared little prisoner?" Katherine grabbed his crotch with her left hand and gave it a big squeeze. He groaned loudly, having not been touched anywhere near there in 900 years.
"Klaus...I'm tired of pretending that I'm not in love with you." She cooe
Melody and Harmony: Chapter 10Melody and Harmony: Chapter 103 years ago in Romance More Like This
Amelia groaned as her alarm clock went off. She slammed her hand down on it and looked at the time: eight o' clock in the morning. Amelia sighed, slowly getting out of bed. She stretched and grinned at the Pin she got at her ceremony three days ago, sitting prettily on her dresser.
She had to stop herself from skipping over to the bathroom. She cleaned herself up and actually skipped out of her room. It felt amazing to be done with school. No more stress, no more tuition bills, no more tests. Amelia smiled, plopping herself down in front of her computer. She opened it up, getting on Skype. She texted Arthur, "Can you get on Skype?"
She bounced in her seat and drummed her fingers against the edge of the desk as she waited for an answer. He finally texted back, "Yes."
She quickly pressed the button and waited. His face appeared on the screen and her heart rate started to pick up. It started to do that whenever she saw him or talked to him now. She stopped herself from thinking about his
Request: EnglandxLouisiana"Merde!"Request: EnglandxLouisiana3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Arthur threw his paper to the side, racing into the kitchen. Genevieve rarely cursed and she only did it when she was in pain. He looked around the kitchen, not seeing her. He started to panic. He quickly went to the other side of the kitchen island to see her squatting down, picking up a spoon.
"Gen? Are you alright?" he asked, squatting down beside her.
She quickly turned so she was facing away from him. "I'm fine Arthur. I just dropped the spoon."
Arthur frowned. He looked at the floor and saw that some of the gumbo that she was making had joined the tile. He looked back at her out of the corner of his eye. He sighed, getting on his knees.
They couldn't take the strain of squatting anymore. I'm getting old. he thought.
It was funny because he didn't look a day out of his 20's.
"Gen, quit it and look at me," he ordered.
Her shoulders slumped as she sighed. She turned and Arthur wondered what was wrong. She didn't look hurt. So why did she turn away from him?
It will always be Damon ch. 8Damon had only ever imagined such things happening for him. Nobody had ever truly loved Damon, Stefan made sure of that. Their father had favored Stefan, his first love Katherine had favored Stefan, but what had hurt most of all was that the one girl he'd been willing to open up again to...the one he gave his heart to long before she gave hers back, his Elena...she had favored Stefan too. For the longest time he endured hearing "It's always going to be Stefan." He endured watching her be close to him, hoping just being nearby was enough to soothe his need for her. But now...by some sort of miracle things between them had changed. That one girl, the girl it was tearing him apart to not be loved from, was carrying his child. She had told him she loved him, she had blood shared with him, went on dates with him, and made love to him. All of those things had made Damon feel like the luckiest man in existence, but this...this feeling welling inside of him was different. When the words escapeIt will always be Damon ch. 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
SIGNLESS: CHAT WITH GAMZEEGamzee and me means swears are present; if you do not wish to see them, MOVE ALONG.SIGNLESS: CHAT WITH GAMZEE4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
▲: IS ANYONE THERE?
▼: HeLlO : o )
▼: SoRrY, wAs DiStRaCtEd FoR a SeCoNd
▼: ZoNeD oUt
▼: YeAh! i'M rIgHt HeRe : o (
▼: YoU'rE nOt GeTtINg My MeSsAgEs?
▲: AFTERLIFE LAG
▼: HaHaHaHa, i ExPeRiEnCe ReAl LiFe LaG
▲: WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE, WE DIDN'T HAVE FANCY THINGS LIKE THE INTERNET. EITHER TIMES. WE JUST TALKED TO PEOPLE.
▼: ThE iNtErNeT iS a FuCkInG mIrAcLe, OlD tIMeR
▲: OF COURSE, YOUR ANCESTOR'S FIRST NATURE SORT OF LENT ITSELF TO 'LAGGING'
▼: ArE yOu My BeSt MoThErFuCkInG fRiEnD's AnCeStOr?
▲: IT IS RATHER MIRACULOUS, ISN'T IT?
▲: IS YOUR BEST FRIEND KARKAT VANTAS?
▼: HaHaHa! YeSsSs! sWeEeT, i Am So GoNnA bRaG tO HiM lAter! : o ) )
▲: I'M SURE HE'LL ENJOY THAT.
▲: I MEAN, HE REALLY IS A CRUSTACEAN OF GOLD UNDER HIS ROUGH EXOSKELTON
▼: NaH, pRoBaBlY nOt, He'S kInD oF aN
Request: APL OneshotYou squeaked in fear when thunder clapped outside again. You looked out of the tiny window in your husband's office. The huge waves of the ocean rolled by the window. You gulped, turning away from the window. You padded into your bedroom. You fell onto the bed, pulling the blanket over yourself.Request: APL Oneshot3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Even though you came to love the sailing life, you hated storms. Arthur, come back. you pleaded in your mind.
Suddenly, the door to your bedroom opened and Arthur walked in. He shook his head, making drops of rainwater splatter everywhere. "Bloody hell," he grumbled.
You sat up, letting the blanket pool around your waist. "How is everything?" you asked.
Arthur pulled off his coat, setting it on some statue he got from the Caribbean. "The storm is starting to go away. Nothing was damaged, thank goodness."
He changed into dry clothes before falling onto his side of the bed. You were glad he didn't put another shirt on. You smirked evilly. You got closer, acting like you were going to lay b
Atheism Revisited The Atheist Ten CommandmentsAtheism Revisited9 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I. Thou shalt breathe to send oxygen to thy lungs, and thou shalt breathe repetitively for all of thy existence, except if thou beist underwater, or if thou beist in the presence of toxic gases, during which time thou shalt not breathe.
II. Thou shalt consume thy nutrition, doing so in the correct ratio of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, and thou shalt not consume too many saturated fats, for lo, those who do shall be called obese.
III. When thou hast processed thy nutrition, thou shalt excrete the waste, be it of a solid or of a liquid nature, and thou shalt not do so in a way that is disgusting.
IV. Thou shalt sleep at the end of the day, and continue until the next day, excepting if thou hast work to be done of if thou hast a test tomorrow.
V. Thou shalt blink thine
MC - CHP 15 pt 2Chapter Fifteen continued:MC - CHP 15 pt 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Farrere wasn't happy.
This was largely due to the fact he didn't know why he wasn't happy. Any other man in his current position would be champing at the bit to tear off his clothes and conduct an experiment on friction.
His would-be test-subject, nestled as she was against him, was silently telling him exactly how she hoped the evening would progress.
'Ok, I'm not imagining it,' Monica murmured, emerging from his neck and smiling at him. 'You smell like coriander.'
'Sorry, yeah,' Farrere mumbled, his throat dry and making speech difficult.
'It's a nice smell. Were you cooking with it?' she asked, returning her mouth to his neck. Farrere made a noise of affirmation, which probably sounded negating due to the current placement of Monica's right hand.
He locked his throat against any further sounds, concentrating firmly on the wall. Not his office wall, which was refreshing, but the wall above the television in his apartment. It occurred hi
Get your Game Face ON!I hear you bring up the rookies; The grade-A talent!Get your Game Face ON!1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
They're whooping my ass like it's a beauty pageant.
Their words are so sharp, I feel it's armageddon.
But they have missed out on one crucial lesson...
You see I get dirty when I'm bringing the storm,
Like tell me if this rag smells of chloroform?
And while you're knocked out, I will be dropping an essay,
On what you need to learn, if you want to be 'mainstay'!
Or maybe you'll remain another one-trick pony;
With every verse sounding like a two-bit phony.
You won't impress me and it's no use hiding.
I'm known to be like Jack Nicholson from the Shining!
So here comes Johnny! An axe for you though,
Because you're tired and your work is so cold.
You need to polish up on your free verse,
Before my acid rap, puts you in a hearse!
-Chennie, 27th May 2014
He's The Air She Would Kill To Breathe ch. 1Elena woke up in confusion. Her child was at her side, sleeping peacefully. She gently lifted him in her arms and his eyes fluttered open.He's The Air She Would Kill To Breathe ch. 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Mommy…where's daddy?" She cradled him gently and stood up.
"I don't know but hush now baby, we need to figure a way out of here." She crept through the strange place as quietly as possible. Her bond with Damon let her know that he was somewhere nearby, so it was her first instinct to go there…question was, where was she and how could she escape? She wandered down a long corridor and out a door that lead to a large courtyard. Thinking she was home free, she ran to the other end of the court before Klaus appeared I front of her.
"And just where do you think you're going, love?" She stared hard into his face.
"How am I still alive and what did you do with my husband?" Klaus chuckled.
"A little spell work is how you're alive…I only needed to make it seem as if you had died. That husband of yours needed a break I'm afraid. As for his whereabouts I don't