The True Emperor of Mankind"Hold your tongue, heretic!"The True Emperor of Mankind8 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 Can No Longer Do in Dungeons and Dragons1) No using the flaming battle axe as an emergency skilletThings I Can No Longer Do in Dungeons and Dragons2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2) No dual-wielding two-handed weapons, even if I figure out how to within the rules.
3) Hengeyokai are not for making catgirls and bunny girls.
-a. And I am not allowed to fill a mansion with either or both.
4) Not allowed to use Warforged as cannon fodder with the justification "We can rebuild him!"
5) Just because I can, doesn't mean I should take Arcane Admixture so many times that Magic Missile deals nearly every damage type possible
6) My Warlock can have an Infernal Pact. He cannot be Legion and speak in the third person collective.
-a. Nor can the Warforged.
7) My Warlock will not describe his pact as having made a demon/devil/evil star/fairy/vestige his bitch.
8) If we encounter a female fox hengeyokai with a high charisma, I will refer to her by name and not constantly call her the foxy lady.
9) Zeppelins do not exist in Forgotten Realms. I am not allowed to build one from canvas and fire elementals.
-a. And if I did,
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
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 you4 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
Moony RevealedThree MenMoony Revealed3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Three men can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac
In the days following their discovery, James, Sirius, and Peter tried to act as if they did not know Remus's secret. When Remus had to inevitably visit the Hospital Wing, to eat his daily ration of raw meat, they pretended that they noticed nothing unusual. They were careful to never mouth a word alluding to the truth about their friend, except in the privacy of their dormitory. They also continued to treat Remus exactly as they had before. But one must remember that our heroes are only twelve years old, and secrets leak out of children like light through white paper. After the second time Remus nearly caught the three of them talking about him, they realized that they could not avoid telling him what they knew for much longer.
James proposed that they approach Remus on the coming Sunday. It was their day off, when they often lounged on the grounds, explored the castle, or
STC: My Big Fat Vulcan Wedding: Chapter 1STC: My Big Fat Vulcan Wedding: Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
March 8, 2268
As he sat at the main bar of the Echo 3 Club, one of the numerous taverns in Coridan’s sprawling capitol, Garadun took a sip from his tumbler of Andorian ale before fingering the leather thong around his neck. He drew it from beneath his shirt and held the small jewel dangling there, looking at it thoughtfully. To him the flawed, five centimeter-long crystal wasn’t much more than a token, a thing of sentimental value because it’d been a gift. But to the galactic population at large it represented enormous wealth and power because this rare mineral was vital to the heart of most starships. It was dilithium, something Coridan had in abundance.
The sliver in Garadun’s hand was too small and too filled with imperfections to be of any industrial use. Similarly flawed crystals were sold as jewellery all over Coridan; it was in fact where his had come from. He didn’t find its semi-translucent, pinkish colour very appea
Once more, Here and Now.Once more, Here and Now.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I go by the dying beat of my heart,
with every breath now to be my last...
the music to my life's finale,
with a withering sound.
As tears rush from my eyes,
like the joy through my veins...
Your flesh to mine,
and my lips to yours.
Farewell to you Darling,
are my only lying words to you,
as you will only be blind to me
I shall tell you of my love...
Embrace me once more,
and kiss me with forced elation,
the inspired yet sorrowed passion...
Once more, here and now...
With a withering sound,
and my lips to yours
and I shall tell you of my love...
Once more, here and now...
I go by the dying beat of my heart...
As tears rush from my eyes...
Farewell to you my darling,
Embrace me once more.
Dating Sim!Romano x Reader: Across the Screen Pt.6It has been five days since my first visit into the game. Today, I finally had enough courage to talk to Romano again. We decided to plan a location for the next time I enter.Dating Sim!Romano x Reader: Across the Screen Pt.62 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"How about we meet at the garden, ragazza?"
"What if I run out of time again before I arrive there?"
"You didn't know where I was back then and spent most of your time searching for me. Now that you know where the garden is and where I'll be waiting, we'll have enough time for our date." Romano blushed at the thought of us finally together.
"You have a point there. So it's decided! We'll meet at the garden!"
"By the way, how long can you stay inside the game?"
"Only about 30 minutes..." came my sullen reply.
"Che cosa!? That's too short!"
"I know. That's what I said. I wish I knew a way to stay there longer..."
"Maybe I could get that eyebrow bastardo to do some black magic stuff. I bet that would help."
"I don't think you should ask him. I have a feeling it would backfire and something terribly wrong would happe
Melody and Harmony: Chapter 10Melody and Harmony: Chapter 102 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
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 Watching2 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.
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. 12 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
A Guide to Lucid DreamingA Guide to Lucid Dreaming4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Lucid Dreaming - A Beginners Guide
To become conscious of the fact that you are dreaming, whilst riding the bus to school can seem quite overwhelming and just the idea that you are now in control of everyone and can do what you want with no social or physical consequences, can just well be the reason you wake up. Excitement and an untrained mind can lead to the absence or scarcity of lucid dreams.
Have you ever been doing something ridiculous in a dream and realised "what on earth am I doing? I must be dreaming."? Well if you can do that then you are on your way to lucid dreaming. Once you realise you are dreaming; you have to learn how to stop all the emotions and excitement going to your head. This will wake you up and you can literally see your dream world fading away. You can learn to stop this with a bit of practice and learn to sink back into your dreams and carry on doing whatever you want.
If you have decided today that you want to control your dreams (AKA lucid dream) then you
Experience is Everything and NothingExperience is Everything and Nothing2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Everything that has happened or will happen was meant to happen;
However nothing was meant to last forever, even if it was intended to.
So live life like you meant to do everything that you did do or intend to do.
And don't worry if you or anyone else doesn't understand why everything happened.
Just be thankful that you lived long enough to experience it all.
It will always be Damon ch. 1"I can't loose you, Elena." Damon whispered, his soft blue eyes laced with agony. Elena gave him a reassuring smile.It will always be Damon ch. 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You won't." Damon couldn't accept those words, he knew that all Elena was holding onto was her faith and her stubborn inability to let Bonnie die. Damon knew what he had to do, but unfortunately...he also knew that Elena wasn't going to ever forgive him. To him it was worth it, at least he wouldn't have to spend eternity mourning the loss of the most beautiful girl he'd ever known. She let go of his hand and began to head toward the door, but Damon was quickly in her way.
"There is another way." It killed him to see the fear manifest in her eyes. Despite everything, Elena was the one person he didn't want to be afraid of him. He choked it down and dealt with it, he had to do this.
"Damon, no!" She could hardly get the words out before he ripped a chunk out of his wrist and forced it to her lips. Elena didn't want to, she fought it, but too much of his blood eventually f
What I Learned at SRU -89- (Part 3)What I Learned at SRU -89- (Part 3)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- Thursday, April 28th, 2011 -
"He was trying to help, Katara."
"It wasn't his business to do that."
"And it's your business to try hooking me up with Toph?"
"That's not...a personal issue. That's just dating."
"Just dating. Because that hasn't caused any of us drama this year."
Katara's hands ran up through her hair with a huff. She paused, trying to contain herself.
"Can we drop this?"
"Can you drop this?" Sokka countered. "That's the entire point. You won't let things go."
"And you're so good at that."
"Well, I try. Yea."
"Mm. Like how you kept going back and forth with Suki."
"Come on, Sis. Let's not do this."
"No! No, you want to keep talking," Katara pressed in her expectedly snippy fashion. "So let's talk. You moved on when Mom died, but you can't let go of Ulrika."
"Katara, I didn't-...It's not that simple, I think about Mom all the time, but...-"
"But it doesn't bother y
SIGNLESS: CHAT WITH GAMZEEGamzee and me means swears are present; if you do not wish to see them, MOVE ALONG.SIGNLESS: CHAT WITH GAMZEE3 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
Kushala Daora EcologyKushala Daora Ecology6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Kushala Daora Ecology
The land of Minegarde is stuck with gales and storms not produced by nature, but from a dragon. Blizzards strike its cold hands across the frozen mountain while the tempests howl through the jungle. Great ice crystals left by the gaze scatter the snowy plain. A metallic glaze flashes through the lands delivering with it devastating gales. The cold-hearted beast freezes its quarry with the breath of winter and blows away its enemies with a wind stronger than any storm. Leaving behind its age, it leaves a memory of the wonder and mystery it carries with it. The legendary Dragon of the Wind, Kushala Daora.
Basic information: The Kushala Daora is the Elder Dragon of the Wind. They inhabit the snowy mountain near Pokke and the jungle, where there is a lot of moisture. They hunt using the special mechanism of their bodies they can expel bursts or air, or in some case ice. If they live a normal life, they can live for up to 50 years.
Request: EnglandxLouisiana"Merde!"Request: EnglandxLouisiana2 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?