DaywatchWe are the warriors of NightDaywatch7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We stand alone
We fight our own battles
But always hunted,
Running from the forces of the Light
We're not the heroes people see
We're always "dark"
And cloaked in lies
And cobwebbed evils
And soon, that's what we're going to be
But take a moment to think about
What our shadows really hide
Lift up the curtain
See our pain
When our own men are put to rout
And epic battles rage
And armies fall
And many souls escape this hell on earth
We die forgotten, a part of a list
On Hades' parchment page
So Light Ones fight for good and right
But is it good
When our men slashed
By two-edged Light swords
Fade, because they chose the path of Night?
We suffer pain
We bleed the same
And yet we go again
To face the "good", returning
Later with our slain
You worship them: the Light
You praise their heroism,
Power and strength
And yet you never ask yourselves
"Why did the Dark Ones end the fight?"
Is this our fate?
To battle on, antagonised
Worn, broken and torn
REPO: Et In Arcaerdia Ego, Chapter IREPO: Et In Arcaerdia Ego, Chapter I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA: ET IN ARCÆDIA EGO
Chapter I: "Plaga Medicus"
Written by Abri Isgrig and Diane N. Tran
Dr. Juan Guerrero read that headline splashed across the front page of a discarded copy of the magazine, Vanity and Vein:
WHO IS THE PLAGUE DOCTOR?
The infamous Repo Man an urban legend, a figment of the mind's eye, a ghoul, a boogeyman was sketched upon the cover, with a pair of hollow, soulless eyes and a long, vulturine beak and a dramatic, flowing cape. It was amusing really, as it looked nothing like him. Artists are a strange and imaginative lot, but not very smart.
Guerrero tossed the magazine into the gutter, studying it roll along with the other trash the wind carried. He turned on his holographic watch:
It was time. Would she come?
Turning the corner, a woman, fresh and beautiful, pranced down the half-lit all
Octopussy ReviewOctopussy Review1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1983. Some interesting blockbusters like Return of the Jedi were around the block as were duds such as Superman III. And then we have Octopussy. Yes, that's the title. Come back here, I'm not done yet. Here's the thing, that was the name of a short story of the same name though it probably has nothing to do with the actual film aside from said title. Anyway, Roger Moore returns for the 6th time as the character of James Bond in the long running franchise. So, what's it about then?
A Double-O agent is found dead with a fake Fabergé egg in tow has James Bond immediately take over the assignment and later discovers there is a jewel smuggling operation as well as the egg's owner, the mysterious, elusive woman Octopussy (played by Maud Adams), the associate of ex-Afghan prince Kamal Khan (played by Louis Jourdan) but he also discovers a far more dangerous and nefarious plan the more he encounters him.
Simple plot and actually it's kind of amusing to know a fake Fabergé egg initiat
From Russia With Love ReviewFrom Russia With Love Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So Dr. No became an unexpected huge success at the box office. A sequel seemed inevitable and what better Ian Fleming story to adapt than From Russia With Love, John F. Kennedy's favorite book? Yes, that was in fact the reason this movie was made and well, in a nutshell it was worth it since critics praised it and audiences obviously loved it enough for the film to make more money. They got Sean Connery back, SPECTRE is introduced and producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman hired back Terrence Young to direct.
This time the organization known as Spectre has taken notice of the death of Doctor No from the last movie and wants him dead by luring the MI6 agent himself into an assaination ploy by tricking a Russian agent to retrieve a device that was stolen by Spectre themselves.
It's a simple but straight forward thriller and as someone who has seen fifteen Bond movies so far, this one felt incredibly different as it's more like a straight thriller from the 60's than the Bond film
The Man With The Golden Gun ReviewThe Man With The Golden Gun Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So Live and Let Die did incredibly well at the box office and since mixing Bond and blaxploitation worked out well, mixing the franchise with martial arts is bound to work out, right? Not much apparently. Well the thing is, this was supposed to be made after You Only Live Twice and to be filmed in Cambodia but that didn't work out due to the Civil War in said country. And consequently, this was the last film to be co-produced by Harry Saltzman who left the franchise over finicial difficulties and sold his share to United Artists. But what really doesn't help this film is that critics, audiences and fans of the franchise remain mixed on this particular installment leaning towards the negative. So, what's the story then?
Bond (played by Roger Moore) is targeted by a rich assasin by the name of Francisco Scaramanga (played by Christopher Lee) and due to the threat on his life, M relieves him of his assignment but our favorite secret agent will have none of that and sets out to find the ma
Die Another Day ReviewDie Another Day Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The 40th anniversary of the James Bond franchise finally commenced in 2002. The year was already crowded with new debuts for big budget films; Spider-Man was finally released to the moviegoing public after years of development hell (ironically, MGM was going to make Spidey their second franchise next to Bond before trading the rights for Casino Royale from Sony/Columbia), Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was anticipated to be better than The Phantom Menace at least, Minority Report was the team up between Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was well under way for November of that year, as was The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Clearly MGM didn't intend to be left behind, out came Die Another Day on November 22nd after months of promotion and hype to the point of Mattel making Barbie dolls of the latest Bond girl and even ABC airing a slew of Bond films every Sunday such as The Spy Who Loved Me.
And nowadays, it garnered a mixed reactio
Thunderball ReviewThunderball Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So Dr. No plenty of people saw, From Russia With Love alot of people saw, Goldfinger most people saw, Thunderball everyone saw when it first came out and made a ton of money at the box office and hell, even when adjusted in inflation, it still made alot of money. This was the first epic Bond film where the action is tighter, the scope is bigger, the production design is more lavish and beautiful than ever and the aspect ratio is now shot at 2:35:1 anamorphic widescreen. So after finally seeing it for myself I can see why people like it. So what's its story?
Well, the evil organization known Spectre from the first two films is up to no good again with Emilio Largo (played by Adolfo Celi) taking charge of a new operation of stealing two nuclear bombs and hold the world at ransom for one million pounds. James Bond himself (once again played by Sean Connery) heads to Bahamas to investigate and stop Largo's plans from ever succeeding.
This particular film is famous for alot of things as muc
Izaya X Reader Chapter 15"I wanted to say something but you started running before I got the chance to. And besides, I didn't want to cause a scene by yelling at you. But now we're alone, free to talk all we want." His voice lowers and sends a shudder through your spine. You begin to have a really bad feeling but can't will yourself to run. He steps closer to you and puts both hands on either side of you, trapping you. You chuckle nervously and stare into his eyes.Izaya X Reader Chapter 152 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Okay you've got me alone. What do you want to talk about?" He smiles and grabs your knife from your hand, tucking it into his pocket. Now you start to sweat, having your weapon gone means you are totally defenseless now. He touches noses with you and you feel his warm breath on your face.
"I just wanted to say how you are so interesting to me. You are by far my favorite human and I usually don't pick favorites. You intrigue me greatly like how you keep a monster like Shizu-chan under control, how everyone who meets you automatically likes you, and
Kingdom Hearts: Destined Love-Ch. 1Kingdom Hearts: Destined Love-Ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sora was leaning back on his hands on the beach. The sun was at its' highest point in the sky and the weather was perfect. The sky was clear and a bright blue, the birds were singing happily in the palm trees on the island and there was a slight breeze to top it all off. He was enjoying the day, eyes closed, and wearing his blue swimtrunks.
He took a deep breath and smiled as he released it.
"What a beautiful day." Sora said to himself. The waves were licking at the edge of the beach, barley reaching Sora's feet. After a moment, he opened his eyes and stood up, gazing out towards the sea. He smiled again and just stood there, admiring the beauty of it all. Well, until someone came up from behind and leaped up onto his back. He almost fell forward, but he was lucky to regain his balance so quickly, and he turned his head to see a girl with auburn hair and blue eyes on his back.
"Hey, Kairi!" He said happily. She giggled.
"Hey, lazy." She said back, smiling. She,
Games Ch. 1Games Ch. 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"WHAT!?" She shot up from the couch, bumping heads with Soul.
"Dammit, watch it tiny-tits." Soul growled. Maka groaned and flopped back down. 'Guess I fell asleep reading. I wonder what time it is...?' She turned towards the clock and saw it was 7pm. She gasped. "Dammit, I forgot!! We were supposed to go to Kid's!" Soul was already in his nightwear, which consisted of boxers and a t-shirt. "Fuck, Soul GET DRESSED." Soul scratched his head. Maka raised her book. "Okay, OKAY! I'll be right back!" He raised his hands up for defense before shutting his door with a loud 'click'. Maka quickly brushed her hair out and scrubbed her teeth before throwing on a green sweater and a skirt. She found Soul waiting for her at the door. "And you told me to hurry." She punched him in the stomach.
15 minutes later they rang Kid's doorbell. "Black*Star, if you don't shut the HELL up, I swear-" The door opened, revealing Kid. He didn't say anything, just looked at them for a mo
Green X Eevee Reader - part 9Green X Eevee Reader - part 91 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I backed up in complete and utter terror at Green's 'challenger'. It was Jake. Jake was Alexander's right hand man. He did all of Alexander's dirty work.
"Jake?" I asked.
"I thought I smelled you here. Along with this . . . humans," he said as though he was so superior to them.
"What are you doing here?" I asked.
"What do you think?" he asked. "I have my orders to carry out and I rather not hurt you."
"Then why carry out the order?!" I asked taking a step closer.
"Because and order is an order," he said. "Now are we doing this the easy way or the hard way?"
"Hard," Green said putting his arm in front of me. "I have no idea what you want but you're threatening her and I doing appreciate it."
"He's Jake, Alexander's right hand man. And always takes an order. No matter what. He was once ordered to attack his little sister and he carried it out," I said.
"She deserved it anyway. The little slut that she is," Jake said. "She deserved her punishment. Besides she upset Alexander."
A View To A Kill ReviewA View To A Kill Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It's 1985, Horror is still big thanks to A Nightmare on Elm Street, MTV is still popular, Transformers has entered its second season, Back to the Future became a surprise hit, ThunderCats has hit the airwaves and artists such as Madonna, Phil Collins, Huey Lewis and the News, Starship and a-ha had number one hits. As did Duran Duran's last song from a certain film. This is said film; the 14th James Bond film A View To A Kill.
This was a success when it first came out and I'm guessing it was mostly thanks to that song. Is it wrong to say I find it a bit overrated? The song, not the movie. Ah well, let's get a few things over with. I was actually at least looking forward to this because of Christopher Walken and Grace Jones and they delivered in this film. What's the story?
Well upon investigating a possible scam involving horse racing, MI6 agent James Bond (played by Roger Moore) uncovers a plan intended to be initiated by Max Zorin (played Christopher Walken) to enable himself to have
Disney's War: A crossover story ch.1 Once upon a time....Disney's War: A crossover story ch.18 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In what is referred to by those who know of many worlds, the Center World, stood the grand Castle Disney. The great palace stood in the center of a large town of people, where all loved and where loved by the great King of the land.
Walking down one of the massive hallways of the castle was the court mage and one of the personal friends to the King, Donald Duck. He was dressed in his usual robes and long pointed hat. On his vest was his magic wand.
He walked down the hall while passing by some of the servants, the servants of the castle being walking broomsticks with arms to carry buckets and other things, before coming to the giant door to the throne room. Donald gave a quick knock on the door before he opened it, or rather a smaller door that was more manageable to push open than the 30 story door.
Donald walked along the red carpet leading to the small throne contained in a very spacy and massive room. Standing in front of the throne was none othe
Izaya X Reader Chapter 1"Bye Shizuo I'm heading out for errands. Be back later!" You slip your messenger bag over your head and fix your hair in the mirror hanging by the door. Shizuo nods lazily as he flips through TV channels on the couch.Izaya X Reader Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Be back before dark okay? And watch out for the flea." Shizuo puts his feet up on the coffee table as you nod and open the door.
"Will do bye!" You walk down the stairs from your 5th floor apartment and breathe in the Ikebukuro air as you pull out a list of errands and start walking to your first stop. You need to buy groceries and find a part time job to work for money. You and Shizuo aren't rich so paying bills becomes tough sometimes. It doesn't matter the job, you just want a well-paying one. As you walk to the convenience store, you spot a familiar van parked with four people hanging around it. You smile and run over to them excitedly.
"Hey guys how are you!" You stop in front of your best girlfriend Erika who squeals and gives you a gigantic hug that mak
Sensational Hermione - Sample4Sensational HermioneSensational Hermione - Sample43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Event takes place during Order of the Phoenix
"Damn that Malfoy, that elitist little troll " Hermione growled to herself as she stalked angrily through the halls of Hogwarts, skirt swishing about her legs. Her anger was so great she could feel the blood rushing through her head, her heart racing. Normally she would eventually calm down, but this time he had gone too far. First was the constant Mudblood comments, and then there was the song he created to throw Ron off at Quidditch, and finally deliberately provoking Harry, Fred and George and getting them banned from playing for life. "That vile, foul creature!" She spat, barging into the girls bathroom, the door closing behind her serenely. Specifically, it was Moaning Myrtle's bathroom, still out of order and not used. Even now, Myrtle's moaning and soft crying could be heard coming from her toilet.
thirty-threeIt took thirty-three years to reach the place my dad wasthirty-three6 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
He was there that long ago
Standing on a hill and looking out to far horizons
I wonder if he saw the same things I see
I know now that he loved me
though I couldn't see that then
Ahead the mountain stands
Climbed or no, I cannot say
but I walk on
On to the next and higher hill.
Lancelot Price 2013 August 29
BrokenI don't know why they call it a broken heart, because it's not, really.Broken3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
It's more like your heart is trying to break apart, but it never really succeeds.
It's like it's literally trying to pull itself into two, and struggling to function correctly in the process.
And oh, it hurts.
If you've never had a broken heart you won't understand, you probably think it's an emotional thing, like it's all in the mind.
But it's so much more than that.
It's a physical ache in your chest, a painful whine that just doesn't quit.
It's a kind of pressure, compacting your whole chest area and making everything inside hurt.
Then it rises, it forces its way up into your throat, forming an aching lump that pushes tears from your eyes.
And then you're crying because it's just impossible not to do so.
And even when you're all cried out, it's still there, this indescribable ache that feels like no other ache you've ever
Diamonds Are Forever ReviewDiamonds Are Forever Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Despite On Her Majesty's Secret Service making a profit, audiences just wouldn't take to the idea of a new actor playing James Bond. There was actually discussion of an American actor playing the role next after George Lazenby left after one film and even Adam West was considered. But in the end, United Artists managed to bring back Sean Connery for at least one last film; Diamonds Are Forever. In theory, this should prove to be the greatest swan song for one of the best actors to play the role and it turned out...very weak in the end. Alright, let me tell the story first.
After killing Ernst Starvo Blofeld (played this time by Charles Gray) for killing his wife from the last movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond (played by Sean Connery) is sent to uncover a diamond smuggling operation. Taking on the name of Peter Franks, an employee of the smuggling, takes him to Las Vegas teaming up with Tiffany Case (played by Jill St. John) as another diamond smuggler. However, the more he in
Abridged Character SheetAbridged Character Sheet2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
- Book, Chapter
Appearance: (What does your character look like? Written descriptions are fine.)
Other Names: (Nicknames, pen names, pet names, etc.)
Titles: (Prefixes, suffixes, etc. Wikipedia has a great list of these here.)
Alternate Forms: (What can your character turn into, voluntarily or involuntarily, while retaining control over that form or not? Descriptions are fine. An entirely new character sheet would be best.)
Theme Song: (What song best describes you character?)
Death Date: (Leave this blank if you don't know when they will die. You can alwa
-Orison--Orison-10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Let there be everlasting light
and as the breath left
her body she was bathed
in warm sunlight
filtering through the
golden canopy above.
Let there be eternal music
and was met with the
fluttering of the butterflies,
the gentle whispering
of the summer breeze and
the melody of a hummingbird.
Let there be enduring peace
and before her very eyes
vines grew up over the trees
without competition, then
a ladybug sat beside her
without fear of being crushed.
Let there be unearthly beauty
and beside her bare feet sat
an exquisite and precious gift –
a pretty child with laughing
eyes and long golden hair…
as the dusty pink gown
swirled around slender legs
and her bare toes danced
through the trickling stream,
she finally understood.
Wings spread, eyes open,
looking upwards as the
flowers fell she knew
she was truly blessed in
the simple joys of life…
109958HALF-LIFE109958HALF-LIFE109958HALF-LIFE7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i absorb the neutral particles like a
quiet lithium blanket
as you begin to fuse
the energies released
rival all conventional methods;
i can only imagine
(i have become inert and
meaningless here--the white noise is
in the outer cold i am
a stranger to your isotopic city on a hill
not wanting to believe
i have traveled so far only to
collect the remainder
in the weak glow of your
Toshiro UmezawaToshiro Umezawa4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Toshiro Umezawa
Alias (if any): Tosh and Toshi
Age:estimated at 24,000 years
Weight: 200 pounds
Mythical Aspects: At first glance, Toshi appears as a normal human, but under the full moon, he changes from man to beast, as hair starts to cover his entire body, jaw strechs out into a muzzle filled with sharp fangs. his finger end with sharp claws and his feet change. his fore foot strechs into a paw and his big toe turns into a dew-claw. a bushy tail grows out and his ears become long and pointed. he possess enhanced strength, reflexes, coordination, speed, agility, durability, endurance and regenerative abilities.
Natural Aspects: possess greatly heightened senses and excellent tracking skills due to their highly sensitive sense of smell. can run for 600 miles and never tire fully do to increased stamina. able to see clearly att night like it was day light and just as well in the day light.
Creative Liberties Taken: in h