The Proposal of a Life Time It was a cool night, just like no other. The stars were shinin like the street lights and sparklin like light reflecting off of glitter. The trees in the park were whisperin and the moon man smiled down at me; I coulda sworn he winked at me. I was nervous of course on this night, but who wouldnt be?The Proposal of a Life Time8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Where is she? I wondered. I told her to meet me by the big willow tree by the duck pond around eight. I glanced at my watch Jimmy gave me for my birthday this year. It was about eight. She should be here any
I smirked. Right on schedule. I turned around.
Ms. Spider, I said, taking off my hat. I walked towards her. Her eyes glowed as she wal
JatGP: Set SailSet SailJatGP: Set Sail5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By Franki Lewandowski
James, Mr. Centipede, Miss Spider and "James and the Giant Peach" belong to Henry Selick and Roald Dahl
Story belongs to me
Disclaimer: As my second JatGP fan fiction, it was a little awkward working with the bugs for a change. This was one features my two favorite characters from the film, Mr. Centipede and Miss Spider sharing their backgrounds with each other before the peach reaches New York. Many of what they talk about is based after old ideas I had for JatGP fan fiction.
"C'mon, c'mon, stay focused," Mr. Centipede said, steering the stem of the enormous peach north. How he wanted more then anything to go below, kick back and eat something. Yet he knew his procrastination was what got him and his crew in trouble in the first place. Besides, one of the others was sure to come up and scold him if they found
JatGP: RoSS -Script- James and the Giant Peach: Revenge of Spiker and SpongeJatGP: RoSS -Script-5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
[James is in his new home in New York. Bugs are chatting away; Centipede and Grasshopper arguing; Mrs. Ladybug and Ms. Spider talking; Earthworm and Glowworm speaking/shouting at each other.]
Centipede: All right. So I didn't fight off a bird with my own hands But I did see a chick up close.
Grasshopper: My friend, you must stop telling such tall tales. Remember how you've angered us all when you told us how you've traveled far and wide?
Ms. Spider: How you've trecked across the city's sewers and battled a great crocodile?
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 4Chapter 4James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 43 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What's going on out here?" Aunt Spiker yelled.
James stood up, holding a hand over the bag so the tongues didn't escape, and started for the house. Anna-Maria ran after him, struggling to keep up on her short legs. James slipped on one step and fell flat on his face. The bag fell to the ground, and the tongues jumped out.
"Oh! No, wait!" James exclaimed, trying to grab the tongues. They jumped quickly away from and around him, and burrowed quickly into the soil. Anna-Maria tried to grab them too, but they were to fast for her little fingers too.
"Wait!" James muttered. "No! No, wait! Wait, just a-wait." It was no use. They were all gone.
"Here they are." Aunt Spiker snapped. When the children looked up from ground, they saw their aunts, still in their pajamas, standing by the old peach tree.
"Get up, you little worms!" Aunt Sponge yelled. "We sent you two out here to kill a spider!"
"Not to laze about!" Aunt Spiker added.
"He wasn't lazing about," Anna-Maria
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 11Chapter 11James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 113 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ms. Spider plunged into the cold water, and swam deeper down. James wondered how they were able to breathe underwater, but shrugged it off. He didn't need to worry about that, as long as they didn't drown; they had to find Mr. Centipede.
Said centipede was now on a sunken pirate ship. He whistled as he walked along the deck and into captain's quarters. Looking inside, he saw a skeletal pirate sitting at a desk, wearing a big black pirate's hat, and with a skeletal parrot on his shoulder; the pirate was sprawled out on the desk, with something in his arms.
"A skellington?" Mr. Centipede muttered, approaching the desk. "Hmm?" He blew the dust away, revealing a large compass.
"Jackpot!" He exclaimed with glee. "A genuine compass!" He lifted the pirate up to remove the compass. The bones squeaked. "Sounds like you need a little oil, Captain." Mr. Centipede remarked, taking the compass, and letting the skeleton fall. "Thank you, sir," He saluted. "I'll be shovin'
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 3Chapter 3James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The next morning, both children were awakened sharply by Aunt Spiker screaming, "Aah! Spider! Vermin! Oh, beast!" She was standing by the window, smacking frantically at the spider with a flyswatter and gasping sharply. She had missed, but managed to smash the spider's web flat.
"No, wait!" James exclaimed, jumping out of the bed. Anna-Maria climbed out of bed as well.
"Sponge!" Aunt Spiker screamed.
"Wait, I'll get it! I'll get it!" James climbed onto the chair, grabbed the spider, and got back down.
"Kill it!" Aunt Spiker exclaimed repeatedly and frantically, following James and smacking him with the swatter. Anna-Maria stayed back against the wall, not wanting to be hit as well.
Aunt Sponge came into the room with bug spray. "Where is it?" She yelled, spraying gray smoke into the room. James was hit in the face, and crashed into Aunt Sponge. They both fell down to the foot of the stairs, unharmed. Anna-Maria ran down as well. She was glad her brother was u
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 9Chapter 9James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 93 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Soon, they were among the clouds, making it look foggy. While James was by himself on the boardwalk—as they dubbed the fencing stuck in the side of the peach—the bugs kept Anna-Maria where they could see her in the fog. They trusted James to be by himself on the boardwalk, but Anna-Maria was only a toddler, and she could easily fall over the edge. Nonetheless, they told James to be extra careful, and not stay out too long.
Now Anna-Maria was sitting with Mr. Grasshopper and Centipede, and Mrs. Ladybug on the peach. "Well, Anna-Maria," Mr. Grasshopper said, gathering her onto his lap. "How about you tell us something about yourself?"
"I'm thwee!" She declared proudly, holding out three little fingers.
"You mean, 'three years old'." Mrs. Ladybug corrected gently.
"Yeah, tha' too." Anna-Maria nodded.
"They're both such darling children, James and Anna-Maria," Mrs. Ladybug cooed, ruffling the toddler's curly hair. "How could those horrible aunts treat them so ter
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 1Chapter 1James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Once they were dressedJames in an oversized green shirt, a white T-shirt underneath, blue pants and brown shoes, and Anna-Maria, who had turned three years old at that house, in a dirty, old, brown dress and black shoesthe two kids gathered the tools they needed for their chores in a wheelbarrow made from their toy chest. James pushed it out the door and down the stairs, while Anna-Maria followed close behind. She usually couldn't do much work aside from handing James tools and picking up trash, but it was better than staying with their aunts.
After their parents died, the house they lived in was sold, along with most of their possessions. Then, with only some clothes and other items in their names, James and Anna-Maria were sent off to live with their terrible aunts in an old house that looked like it could fall off of the edge of the cliff it sat on. It only had six rooms: the kitchen/dining room, the living room, the aunts' two bedrooms, a bath
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 5Chapter 5James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
That night, when the aunts came in and were counting their money, James and Anna-Maria heard their Aunt Sponge call in a sing-song voice, "Yoo-hoo! Come down here!"
James stepped down, holding Anna-Maria's hand as she toddled alongside him. "Yes, Auntie Sponge?" They both said.
"Oo-ooh! You two are all spiffed up." She said.
Indeed, James and Anna-Maria were dressed in their best clothes. James had a black suit, tan pants that ended between his knees and ankles, black shoes and socks, a white dress shirt, and a patchwork tie. Anna-Maria wore a little dress that flowed around her knees; ironically, it was peach-colored. She also had white socks and black shoes.
"We wanted to pway with the childwen." Anna-Maria explained.
The aunts glanced at each other, saying, "Awww." The Aunt Spiker told the toddler, "The children have gone."
Anna-Maria looked up at her brother, her lip quivering. "But the two of you can play with their garbage." She said, taking the bristle
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 7Chapter 7James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 73 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Once the peach had finally stopped spinning, and everyone had woken up, they were moaning and groaning in pain. There was no light, so no one knew what was going on in the pitch-black dark.
"Ow! Somebody pinched me!"
"Sorry, I thought you were the spider."
"Ouch! What was that?"
"Excuse, I thought you were the centipede."
"I got her right here, kid. Hey, Glowworm, how about some light?"
"I can't hear you, dear; I have to put my light on."
Soon enough, the light came back on. The Glowworm's lantern, with her still in it, was on its side on the floor. Mr. Grasshopper and Centipede were both on top of it, upper halves hanging off the edge; the latter was still holding Anna-Maria, who had somehow moved so she was sitting on the centipede's waist. Ms. Spider was on top of both, with James hanging by the back of his jacket on one of her legs. Earthworm was on the floor near the lantern. Nearby, Mrs. Ladybug was on her back on the floor. "Oh! O
Disney's The RavenDisney's The Raven6 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disney's The Raven:
Prince Kristoph - a carefree, 18-year-old teen with a heart of gold. He hates injustice and seeing people suffer, but he also struggles with making decisions. As such, he's often left on the sidelines while the wars are fought. He is sent questing to "man up" and encounters the sorceress Jendara and the village she has in thrall; his alliance with Rosalind to free the townspeople leads to his meeting with Claire. Torn between his feelings for both girls, it's up to him to defeat the sorceress and somehow break the curse without breaking any hearts along the way.
Rosalind - 17 years old, a cripple who lives alone on the outskirts of her village. She's outcast among others in her community because of her deformed leg but she has a beautiful voice and dreams of someday escaping to somewhere far away. She's a social activist who rallies her people against the cruel Jendara, who plunders their crops and holds them under her sway. Upon meeting Kr
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 6Chapter 6James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At the sound of the aunt's voice, the light turned to normal, and everyone cringed in fear. Anna-Maria grabbed someone in fear. Instead of grabbing James, as she intended, she had grabbed Mr. Grasshopper's leg. She didn't care though; she was scared.
Mr. Centipede hopped to the ladder. "Time to go make a pest of myself." He chuckled, climbing up.
Upon seeing him leave, Anna-Maria forgot her fear and ran to follow him. "Wait fo' me!" She cried.
James grabbed her arm though. "You aren't going out there!" He exclaimed. "They'll see you, and you'll get into trouble."
"I wanna go with Centipede!" She complained, jumping in place. Her little, chubby face began to turn red.
"Oh, no, you aren't," Mr. Grasshopper said, lifting her up and holding her up high. "You're staying with us."
Anna-Maria giggled at being lifted up high, forgetting her mini-tantrum. "Wheee!" She laughed.
"Where are you?" Aunt Spiker yelled. "Detestable little worms."
At that, Earthworm screamed
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 10Chapter 10James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 103 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Later that night, nearly everyone had fallen asleep, all full of peach. Mr. Centipede tried to stay awake, as he had to steer the peach, but he eventually fell asleep, snoring.
Down below, Ms. Spider was putting the finishing touches on her web. Sitting in the middle on two large leaves were James and Anna-Maria, both sleepy from the events earlier that day. "You keep to yourself, don't you?" James yawned.
"I prefer to be alone." Ms. Spider answered.
"Anna-Maria and I were alone for a long time once. I think it's much nicer to have friends, don't you?"
"I would not know."
"They would be your friends too." James pointed out. "The others, I mean, if you'd just let them."
"No, it is in their nature to have fear of me." Ms. Spider said. "This I cannot change."
"You're very kind to us," He pointed out. "Anna-Maria and I."
"Maybe this is because you and your sister are kind to me first." Ms. Spider said, gently pushing James and Anna-Maria back.
It was th
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 12Chapter 12James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 123 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Late that night, Mr. Centipede was still by the stem. Anna-Maria was sitting nearby, playing with some pieces of wood she found in the pit.
Mr. Centipede stretched and yawned, "Boy, what I wouldn't do for a cub of coffee." He patted his cheeks and shook his head sharply, groaning, to stay awake. "Cup of Joe." He moaned. Anna-Maria giggled at his antics.
Mr. Grasshopper came out of the hatch, carrying two plaid blankets and a matchbox folded like a chair. "I say, old sport," He said, coming out and onto the peach. "Came to relieve you of your duty."
"I said I'd steer the peach." Mr. Centipede protested as the grasshopper came around him and placed the chair on the peach behind him. "Have to steer the peach. Can't quit…now." He yawned, sitting back on the chair when Mr. Grasshopper nudged the backs of his ankles with the matchbox.
"Good show, old boy." Mr. Grasshopper whispered, moving the chair so it was away from the stem.
Mr. Centipede grunted a few times b
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach EpilogueEpilogueJames, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Epilogue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In a short time, the bugs became some of the most famous people in New York. Nearly everyone knew who they were and how they had come to be in the most famous city of the world. And they all had their various jobs.
Mr. Centipede was running to be mayor of New York. He was quite popular, and everyone was sure he would win.
Mr. Grasshopper became a musician for the Brahms Violin Concerto. He was well-loved and known for his playing the violin with two bows instead of one. His music became quite famous and nice to listen to.
Earthworm was hired to be the mascot and spokesperson of a woman's skin cream company, thanks to his smooth skin. He quite enjoyed it, and became the models' favorite mascot.
Mrs. Ladybug became Dr. Ladybug, as she worked at a hospital, helping to deliver babies. Mothers soon wanted her in the delivery room for her gentleness with the situation and with the infants.
Ms. Spider opened her own nightclub called, "Spider Club". She loved it, sinc
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 8Chapter 8James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
In time, nearly everyone was down in the peach. Earthworm, with the bell tied around his neck, had his head poking out of the hatch, and was lying on the peach. Mr. Centipede and James were directly under him, the former on the ladder and holding the earthworm's middle in eight of his arms, and the latter in a hollow in the tunnel. Down in the peach pit, Mr. Grasshopper and Mrs. Ladybug had hold of Earthworm's tail, waiting for James to yell to pull him down.
Anna-Maria had wanted to help. Of course, the others told her she had to stay in the pit. She threw a mini-tantrum—stomping her feet, screaming she wanted to help, and crying—before James said she could help Mr. Grasshopper and Mrs. Ladybug to pull Earthworm. Wiping her tears away, Anna-Maria agreed; and so ended her tantrum.
"They've lost their minds!" Earthworm cried out, barely moving his head. "Anything but birds!"
"Don't worry," James said from the tunnel, holding a string to grab a seagull and tie
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 14Chapter 14James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 143 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"James! Anna-Maria!" A familiar voice yelled. "Up here!"
When they looked up, they saw a green light. "Hello, we are here!" A high feminine voice called.
"Hey, buddies!" Another voice said.
The aunts were very confused. "What are they?" Aunt Spiker asked.
Then, out of the sky, still clutching some seagull strings, the bugs were slowly floating down to safety. "Young James!" Glowworm cried.
"Hey, princess!" Mr. Centipede said to Anna-Maria.
"Bugs!" Aunt Spiker exclaimed in horror.
"Need a little help down there?" Mr. Centipede asked as the crowd looked and pointed in amazement.
"Giant bugs!" Aunt Sponge screamed.
"Hey, you old biddies!" Mr. Centipede yelled to the aunts, blowing a raspberry at them.
The aunts gripped each other in fear of the giant bugs. "Help us!" They whimpered. No one came to their rescue though.
"Whoo-ee! Here we are, dears!" Mrs. Ladybug called out.
"Hello, kids!" Earthworm greeted.
"They come back!" Anna-Maria squealed with delight, cla
James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 13Chapter 13James, Anna-Maria and the Giant Peach Chapter 133 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
James soon came out of his unconsciousness to a bright red light flashing on and off periodically, and his little sister sitting on his back. Somehow, they had gotten away unharmed, save for a few bumps and scratches.
They both coughed up something bright green; they both squeaked and hopped away. As James sat up and Anna-Maria climbed off of him, something happened. When they looked at each other and touched their faces, they were human again. James then realized what happened: the peach fell out of the sky, and the bugs were gone. He began climbing up the hatch with Anna-Maria right behind him. "Ms. Spider?" He called out. "Mr. Grasshopper?"
"Centipede!" Anna-Maria yelled. "E'thwo'm!"
"Hello? Is anybody there?" James pushed opened the hatch and climbed out on top of the peach. He pulled Anna-Maria out. They saw a tall beacon with a bright red light on top. That would explain the red flashes.
Finding remains of the spider's silk still tied to the stem, Jame
BTC - Dark Shadows ReviewBTC - Dark Shadows Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Burning Through Celluloid
"My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is just beginning - a journey that I am hoping will somehow begin to reveal the mysteries of my past. It is a journey that will bring me to a strange and dark place - to a house high atop a stormy cliff at the edge of the sea - to a house called Collinwood; to a world I've never known with people I've never met - people who tonight, are still only vague shadows in my mind, but will soon fill all of the days and nights of my tomorrows."
Released in 2012, directed by Tim Burton and distributed by Warner Bros; "Dark Shadows" is a dramatic comedy based off the Dan Curtis soap opera from 1966 and ran at least five years but left behind more episodes on daytime programming than Doctor Who and Star Trek at the time as well as a large cult following and nostalgic memories for it's viewers. To prepare for this movie, I took it upon myself to watch the original series, and from watching full episodes n
Ariel and Eric Together Forever CH3Meanwhile back in Atlantica, King Triton was growing worried, Ariel's been missing all day.Ariel and Eric Together Forever CH31 year ago in Romance More Like This
"Any sign of them?" asked King Triton "No, Your Majesty", said The Sea Horse Adviser,"We searched everywhere, We've found no trace of your daughter or Sebastian"
"Well keep looking. Leave No shell unturned, no coral unexplored, let no one in this kingdom sleep until she's safe at home." said King Triton as he retired to his chambers.
The Sea Horse bowed "Yes Sire"
"Oh, Ariel Where can you be?" King Triton moaned to himself.
All night long his subjects had been searching for Ariel. Now it was morning, and no one had seen her. They had searched every corner of the seafloor.
None of them suspected the truth. None of them would have thought to look on the land.
At Eric's Castle the sun rose. Morning was dawnin
Ariel and Eric Together Forever CH2 At the castle, Eric had to get Ariel turned over to Eric's housekeeper, Carlotta to fix her up. "Lottie!" Eric called. "Lottie, come quick! I need you." Eric stood by the door that led to the beach with Ariel still clinging to him smiling. "Don't worry Ariel, you'll be ok." Ariel smiled as Carlotta came around the corner. She gasped at the site of a beautiful red headed girl with Eric. "Heavens, Eric!" she sputtered. "Who is this beautiful little thing?Ariel and Eric Together Forever CH21 year ago in Romance More Like This
"Carlotta, Her Name is Ariel, she's the girl I've been looking for," Eric said patiently. "I found her on the beach this morning. Well Max did, actually."
Carlotta rushed forward and pulled Ariel away from him. "Eric, you're sure she is the one who saved you" "I know Ariel's the one. She sang me the same song she sang to me when she rescued me" said Eric. Ariel smiled and said "I
Ariel and Eric Together Forever CH1What if there was another way for Ariel to be together with Prince Eric?Ariel and Eric Together Forever CH11 year ago in Romance More Like This
No Ursula to transform her, no sacrificing her voice, and no King Triton to destroy her grotto!
A few days after Princess Ariel fell in love with Prince Eric, rescued him from drowning and sang to him on the beach; Her sisters could tell that Ariel was in love. She had that faraway look in her eyes and daydreamed more than ever. They all assumed she'd fallen for a merman. Only Sebastian and Flounder knew the whole truth.
Sebastian paced the ocean floor, worried sick. Ariel sat on a rock above him, plucking the petals of a yellow sea flower.
"He loves me, he loves me not...," she said.
"Okay. So far, so good," Sebastian said. "I don't think the King knows... but it will not be easy keeping something like this a secret for long!"
"He loves me! I knew it!" Ariel exclaimed as she pulled off the last petal.
"Ariel, stop talking crazy!" Sebastian said.
"I've got to see him again. Tonight! Scuttle knows where he lives. I
Sleepy Hollow ReviewSleepy Hollow Review6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Well, it comes to my mind that Movie Lovers has set out a thing to have people write reviews for the film "Sleepy Hollow" directed in 1999 by visionary Tim Burton. Well, since I'm also writing a review for "Plan 9 from Outer Space", I decided "eh, what the hell? I'll do a review for this film." So here we are folks: "Sleepy Hollow".
At the turn of the century, New York detective Ichabod Crane (played by Johnny Depp) is sent to investigate a series of murders in upstate Sleepy Hollow. Despite the fact that everyone is serious and confirmed that the perpetrator of these murders is the legendary Headless Horseman, Crane refuses to believe in the convoluted tale until he himself runs into the Headless Horseman himself (played by Christopher Walken, I'm serious). Despite his logical state of mind, he continues to attempt to solve the case, uncovering a town conspiracy and scoring with Katrina Van Tassel (Played by Christina Ricci). There's also all these random flashbacks of him as a child
Ariel and the TicklenAs you look out into the vast expanse of any ocean in the world, questions usually come to mind. Questions like: "What is the world like down there? What else is down there to discover? Is there a world down there that we haven't seen yet?" The truth of the matter is that there is indeed a lot worth exploring below the surface, and where there is a world to explore, there is usually a curious and adventurous mind eager to explore it.Ariel and the Ticklen6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ariel, would you please wait up?!" called out the little yellow fish with blue stripes.
"We can't slow down Flounder! Besides it's just over the next ridge. I've wanted to see this place for so long." replied the young girl with fiery red hair as well as the lower half of a fish.
Her name was Ariel, princess of the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, and youngest daughter of King Triton. Along with her was a small yellow fish with blue stripes named Flounder, Ariel's best friend. Although he never shared her enthusiasm for exploration, he always found himsel