Strawberry Love - White DayWhite DayStrawberry Love - White Day2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The carrot haired boy reached the classroom with a weird trepidation in his stomach.
He was not nervous… Kurosaki Ichigo could not, simply, be nervous over a simple matter like this… Or was he?
He felt the wood of the door under his fingers, the smooth surface in nothing easing his… weird feelings… yes, because it could not, absolutely, be nerves!
He sighed and backed away from the door…
Who was he trying to deceive? He was scared out of his mind! What would other people think if they saw him do something like that?
But he loved her, there was no doubt in his heart about that… damn, they were a couple already and everyone knew… then why such a simple gesture was so hard?
He remembered his sister Yuzu's advice, this morning, when she saw his pale face.
"Why do you like her, Ichi-nii?"
He scowled when she asked, but his sister replied he should think about that if he was getting cold feet. And t
AH-82A Black Mamba SpecificationsAH-82A Black Mamba Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
AH-82A Black Mamba
The AH-82A Black Mamba is direct replacement for the AH-1Z Viper, AH-64D Longbow Apache, and OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters. It combines the latest in advanced rotary winged technology such as a rigid rotor head, carbon-composite rotor blades, coaxial rotors, and compound helicopter technology. It also incorporates the latest technology from the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II 5th generation fighters in addition to durable construction to allow it to be more survivable than current observation and attack helicopters.
Dimensions & Capacities:
2; pilot and gunner
54 ft (16.46 m)
Overall Length, Rotors Turning:
55 ft (16.76 m)
24 ft (7.3 m)
47.5 ft (14.48 m)
Rotor Disk Area:
1,772 ft² (164.62 m²)
Rotor Disk Loading:
17.5 lb/ft² (85.41 kg/m²)
17.75 ft (5.4 m)
12,500 lbs (5,670 kg) empty
31,000 lbs (14,061.3 kg) maximum takeoff weight
12,500 lbs (5,670 kg)
F-58 Hammer SpecificationsF-58 Hammer Specifications3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The F-58A Hammer is an 6th+ generation ultra-long range, hypersonic heavy fighter designed for air dominance and rapid strike missions. Its design is based off of the proven F-33A Rapier II hypersonic multirole fighter, and thus shares much of its technology. In addition to the proven technology inherited from its predecessor, the aircraft also brings new technologies to the fighter world. The most notable of these technologies include SynVision, which is a form of synthetic vision designed for this, and other higher performance aircraft. It allows unparalleled situational awareness when compared to convention cockpit designs along with reducing RCS and aerodynamic drag. In addition to SynVision, F-58 also uses a more advanced variant of EO-DAS designed just for this aircraft.
Other advanced technologies include DAESA (Distributed Actively Electronically scanned Array), which places multiple AESA panels in various places around the aircraft to provide 360˚ ra
RB-7A Phoenix SpecificationsRB-7A Phoenix Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The RB-7A Phoenix is a high performance, low observable reconnaissance/strike bomber capable of safely overflying heavily defended hostile environments. It combines a high speed, low observable airframe with an integrated reconnaissance package along with up to 25,000 lbs (11,340 kg) of munitions. The aircraft incorporates an extensive countermeasure and decoy system to reduce the chances of being fired upon by hostile forces, and if fired upon, defeat the threat using various systems. The aircraft is also capable of carrying up to 4 air to air missiles in engine pod mounted bays for self-defense against airborne threats.
$280,000,000 USD (est.)
Dimensions & Capacities:
115.5 ft (35.2 m)
68.6 ft (20.9 m)
10.5 ft (3.2 m)
2, pilot and WSO
70,000 lbs (31,751 kg) empty
170,500 lbs (72,801 kg) MTOW
60,000 lbs (27,215 kg) internal
Mach 3.4 (1,948 kts, 2,244 mph, 3,611 km/h) @ 70,
Escape VelocityF = G(m1m2)/r2Escape Velocity2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Black – true black – is the absence of light. Darkness is defined by what it is not, by the lack of something else. When we say a black hole, we truly mean that; black. Blacker than black. An absence of not only light, but of time, distance, anything.
The night was scary when I was little. I hated the dark, but couldn’t bear to sleep so long as the light was on, any light, burning on the other side of my eyelids. I used to have nightmares about dark things in dark corners, shadowy figures with shadowy fingers trailing along my spine. I always woke up cold and fumbling frantically for the lamp, but the aura of light just made the shadows deeper and I turned it off quickly.
Black holes are dead stars. Graves. Tombs that bury light, bury it so deep, swallow entire suns, planets, galaxies. Dead stars take all the light with them like rich men spending fortunes on alabaster monuments and marble headstones.
There are four unmarked graves
MV-27A Pegasus SpecificationsMV-27A Pegasus Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The MV-27A Pegasus is a land or carrier based low-observable, supersonic VTOL multirole assault transport designed for the USN and USMC. It is designed primarily for Special Forces insertion and extraction along with performing COD for both the carrier and other surface ships.
Pegasus while low-observable relies primarily on staying low and fast to avoid enemy detection. To achieve this, Pegasus uses variable bypass turbofans to optimize low altitude performance, along with having an extensive electronic warfare and countermeasures suite built in. For more dangerous missions, semi-conformal jamming pods can be carried.
To protect itself from airborne threats, Pegasus can carry up to 4 AIM-182 ALRAAM or SRAAM air-to-air missiles internally. A retractable 25mm GAU-12 Equalizer gun turret is mounted under the fuselage to clear any hostiles around a landing site. A rear ramp mounted M134 Minigun or GAU-19 GECAL 50 can also be installed.
Dimensions & Capacities:
F-14E Ultra Tomcat SpecificationsF-14E Ultra Tomcat Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
F-14E Ultra Tomcat
The F-14E Ultra Tomcat is an evolution of the F-14D Super Tomcat and is designed to meet both future and current airborne threats. It incorporates many 5th gen fighter technologies such as 3 dimensional thrust vectoring, advanced fly-by-light controls, HMD, and many other technologies from both the F-22A Raptor and F-35A Lightning II programs. It also adds features from the F-14 ST21 and ASF-14 concepts like pallet mounted IRST and Nav/Attack radar, some reduced cross section measures like engine fan radar blockers, and a full glass cockpit.
In addition to those new technologies weight has been reduced through the use of modern composite materials to replace older composite structures and even some metal structures. Larger wing gloves also provide increased internal fuel storage, along with room for the optional canards, which are moved via MR actuators. The canards can help decrease take-off and landing distances, along with increasing agility at the cost
My Road to PeaceHave I really been missing this?My Road to Peace4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The smell of the air before it rains,
The smokey rain clouds rolling in
And the way the sun always peaks through
Or makes the clouds glow.
In this world,
There's so much to love
And, truely, so little to hate.
And the things that we hate
Are insignificant, small, and weak.
I've hated so deeply
These past few months.
My pain and rage consumed me.
All I felt was burning fire in my gut.
That fire swallowed my spirit,
My personality, my friends.
Declutter your mind,
Someone told me,
Relax and you'll notice
All the beatiful things around.
And now, as I breathe deep,
I realize how much I missed
The smell of the grass
The happiness nature gave me
The peace of a strong gust in summer.
There's so much to love
And so little to hate.
So, why did I,
As someone of strong will,
Let the things I hate
Conquer that which I love?
Betrayal, Lust, Love
Rage, Pride, Sin,
Pain, Hatred, Envy.
These emotions tore through me like rapids,
All in a few months time.
This wave of e
Chilling with Melvin"No. No, no, no, no, no!"Chilling with Melvin4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Ryo, shut up. You don't have a choice in the matter!"
The young, almost androgynous-looking teen looked up at his more masculine counterpart in a completely pleading way, praying that his evil side was just joking darkly.
"Please please tell me you're joking, Bakura," Ryo begged, chocolate brown eyes beginning to waver slightly in fear.
"Ryo, I'm saying it one more time: Marik and I are going to the Evil Council meeting tonight, and well we didn't want Melvin to go out, murder someone, and get us into another lawsuit," Bakura sighed, pinching the bridge of his nose in exasperation, and continued, "And since you're not doing anything tonight"
"I'm sixteen!" Ryo huffed, fists clenching in aggravation. "I don't need a babysitter! Especially especially not him " The Brit swallowed, holding his own hands nervously now, heart beat beginning to pick up considerably
Chilling with Melvin 4"G-God, Marik, this stuff is heavy," Bakura grunted, heaving all of the bags full of clothes and accessories off of his "friend's" motorbike. "H-how much did you spend?"Chilling with Melvin 44 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Only um well 402 dollars " Marik mumbled, giving a sheepish grin.
"F-four hund ? MARIK! You were using MY credit card that WHOLE TIME!" Bakura roared, suddenly extremely pissed off with his "friend".
"A-and you won't have to buy me a birthday present this year!" The Egyptian replied with a nervous laugh. "Christmas is different. You still need to get me a Christmas present."
"Fine " Bakura replied at a low hiss, glaring at Marik for a second before turning to the door. "How come I have to carry all the bags, anyways?" The white-haired young man wondered angrily, dropping the packages at the doorstep.
"BECAUSE, Bakura! I just got a belly button piercing, so I can't do any sort of labor at the moment."
Chilling with Melvin 3"RYOOOO! COME OUT, RYO! COME PLAY WITH UNCLE MELVIN! AND I'LL GIVE YOU ALL THE HUGS YOU'D EVER WANT! IN. YOUR. LIFE!"Chilling with Melvin 34 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ryo cowered, shivering in fear in the corner of the closet, as the crazed Egyptian man slammed on the door. Quickly, he speed dialed for his darker counterpart.
"You've reached Bakura's cell phone. Marik is probably doing something stupid with me at the moment, so just leave your buggering message after that annoying beep."
"Bloody hell " Ryo breathed, heart hammering against his ribs. "Bakura! Bakura! You know who this is. Now please, call me back, you wanker! Or you'll have no body to reside in anymore!"
"If this call is urgent, press one. If this call is non-urgent, press two. If"
"Oh GOD, I don't have time for this!" Ryo snarled, pr
Chilling with Melvin 2"O-oh, thank God, Bakura, it's you " Ryo sighed in relief, actually glad that he was hearing his counterpart's voice on the other line.Chilling with Melvin 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Good to hear you haven't gotten slaughtered yet. You still all right? How's Melvin?"
"I well, the fact that he hasn't whipped a knife out on me is pretty good, I suppose " The younger Brit answered warily, slumping to the floor.
"Wow, that's actually kind of amazing. Er, good for you."
"How's the Council going?"
"The Council ?" Bakura suddenly sounded preoccupied, as he paused for a very long time before answering, " Erm, good. It's good."
"Bakura! I'm so friggin' scared to get a belly button piercing, but it would be. So. Totally. Pimp! Wouldn't it? And it would give people another reason to stare at my midriff!"
Ryo snickered a little hearing Marik's rants in the background, before jumping, startled,
if hermionie missed her letter"Post's here dad!" called Hermione , grabbing the small pile of letters in the hall , she sprinted across the freezing cold stone floor in an effort to get to the warm little kitchen faster but slipped , saving herself only by flinging an arm around the bannister at the last moment. She hung there for a moment, collecting her bearings, before making her way, much more carefully, down the hallway and into the bright little kitchen, closing the door behind her.if hermionie missed her letter4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
In the small updraft, a single letter with a large red seal slipped under the rug , to be discovered by bemused muggles 12 years later.
"Troll! Troll in the dungeon!"
Screams filled the great hall. Dumbledore stood up and immediately ordered all students to follow the prefects up to their common rooms.
"Blimey, lucky no one's down there isn't it?" said Ron to Harry as they ducked through the portrait hole.
The phials of potion glimmered in the wand light and Harry gazed once again, completely nonplussed ,
How toHow do you help someone when your hands are tied?How to4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
How do you watch while they hurt?
How do you stand and smile while they curl up and cry?
How do you listen when they don't want to talk?
How do you accept that you have no control?
How do you accept that you have no power?
How do you make it okay
when sorry isn't good enough?
My view of Werewolf Biology (update)Physical QualitiesMy view of Werewolf Biology (update)2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Human Features: Werewolves don’t have any distinguishing features that would mark them to any observation, casual or otherwise, while in their human form. They look like anyone else with their normal abnormalities or blemishes that normal humans can have. They can have piercings, tattoos, and even scars or missing limbs, and all of these extra features are shared between the forms. Legends such as equal length middle and index fingers, eyebrows growing together and other such abnormalities are no indication that a person is a werewolf and just as likely to happen to a normal person as a werewolf. It’s all genetics based. Most legends prescribing such features were wives tales invented by frightful people and usually used to persecute innocent people in darker days that either an individual didn’t like or entire towns didn’t.
Werewolves do tend to be more toned looking, but this isn’t always the case as a fat werewolf is just as po
Yoshi's Wanderings: Part 6Yoshi's Wanderings: Part 69 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Chapter 6: Blooper Business~
-Most characters copyright of "Nintendo." Preview image from "Mariowiki."-
WordsThe meeting of the support group was taking place in the Dusty Dictionary—a refuge from the world for the archaic and lesser-used words in the English Language.Words7 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Who would like to start?” asked the group leader, poltroon. “Ruth, perhaps?”
The word quivered a little. “My name is ruth, and I’m an archaic word….” It gave a sob. “I’m so sorry…”
“Take your time,” said poltroon.
“It’s just so hard!” said ruth. “I haven’t worked in years, and I’m not sure I ever will again. But ruthless is constantly being employed. It doesn’t make any sense. How can people have ruthless without needing ruth?”
Dandled nodded sympathetically. “I rarely get any gigs nowadays myself. But when I do, I turn up and find dangled has pinched the job. ‘He dangled the baby on his knee.’ What the hell does that even mean? Sounds bloody dangerous to me.”
Will you sleep with me..?Will you sleep with me..?Will you sleep with me..?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not sexually, of course.
I just want to be near you.
I want us to be close.
I want your arms wrapped around me.
I want to feel your warm chest against my ear
as I listen to your heartbeat in rhythm.
could be mine.
Just like how my heartbeat could be yours.
Will you sleep with me..?
Exotic Weapons for Oriental CharactersTanegashimaExotic Weapons for Oriental Characters2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
This weapon is a matchlock gun that was introduced in the east by dwarves and gnomes that practiced their skills in engineering to create efficient long ranged weapons with more firepower than crossbows. They found that using black powder to launch iron bullets through a flintlock barrel had the results they were looking for. The weapon is usually provided to samurai and foot soldiers who are ordered to stand behind and fire at enemy lines while swordsmen would run out into the front. It is very rare to find these weapons in shops to the west, only engineers known to make and sell them there and they will often be at a high price. It can come in the form of a handgun or a musket with a long barrel. The barrel can be smooth or rifled in a hexagonal shape.
Prof: +2Damage: 1d10Range: 25/50Price: 50 gp (At the lowest.)Ammunition price: 1 gp per bullet (if you decide to count that for your table).Weight: 5 lb.Group: GunProperties: Load minor
The Refugee: Chapter 2 (Bulletproof...I wish I wasThe Refugee: Chapter 2 (Bulletproof...I wish I was3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot, indeed."
- Albert Einstein
"The queen of Equestria had imperial plans,
to shake pony hooves with strange human hands,
she never did step through Hermes's Gate,
for one who had previously, sealed the queen's fate.
The princess had to act fast, she knew
the queen could not be allowed to pass through,
for chaos would consume both lands,
if pony hooves touched human hands.
The queen lay silent and stiff in her bed,
while the royal sheets ran warm with red,
The princess laid mourning her gruesome act,
when Furnish, the proclaimer, came with a pact.
'A god is dead, and must be replaced.'
He said with a stoic look on his face.
'You are most suited to be the new queen.'
He said to the princess, yielding parchment and ink.
'I do not know if I can take on this task.
How is it you know I am suited?' She asked.
'You know how to rule, and have love for this land.
You'd die to protect it, if I unders
Seventh Ring: Part 6 - WelcomingSeventh Ring: Part 6 - Welcoming2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Seven did not see much of Ari in the days that followed his tour of the farm. William was off-planet, but kept him busy with chores and labor and any jobs where Three could use the extra muscle. Three theorized that it was William's way of "conditioning" him and getting him healthy and ready for his first fight when he returned from his business trip. His meals were often much larger than the other Drudges', a fact that they all noticed around dinner time when Two doubled Seven's portions right in front of them. Three warned Seven not to get too comfortable with such treatment, as he was certain the extra protein and carbohydrates were meant to bulk him up. Seven surely wasn't complaining. After starving himself for a couple of days after his unforgettable first meal on the farm, he finally came around when Three volunteered to try all of his food before he would touch it--an act the other Drudge was more than happy to do. The plan worked to reassure Seven and brought him back to trust
Seventh Ring: Part 10 - EscortSeventh Ring: Part 10 - Escort2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“He's fading again. The poison's spreading fast.”
Seven repositioned Three's arm over his shoulder as he carefully led him out of the woods and back into the wide, grassy yard just outside of William's house. His jaw tightened as Three's weight fell entirely on him as the older alien dipped out of consciousness with a miserable groan.
“Go get Two,” said Seven when Six joined his side. He'd just lifted Three's other arm as if to try and bear some of his weight, but Seven thought it better to send him ahead for help. Six's wide round eyes were filled with worry for his fallen comrade. His pupils dilated as he examined the large, sticky tail barb that was embedded in Three's meaty forearm. Blood and poison oozed around the entry point, prompting Six to move faster than ever back to the house.
“Hang on Three, we're almost there,” grunted Seven as he plodded forward.
As Seven began to cross the yard, he noticed that Three's other side had suddenly become
Expanded Viander #3: SupercabbageExpanded Viander #3: Supercabbage4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Expanded Viander #3 - Supercabbage
~Written by Xenny Diemes~
~Characters (c) 2011 Their Creators
This story contains content that maybe unsuitable for younger readers. Therefore it is advised that it's not suitable for those under the age of 18 or those who don't want to read material of this content.
Make no mistake, Launa hates cabbage! Not because of the taste, not because of the way it looks but what it does to her body. Even back in her immortal days she didn't like the stuff, because it reeks havoc with her digestive tract. Now with the effects of her enhancement amplifying the way she takes in food, it makes it even worse for her to even eat a leaf of the stuff. The moment Launa eats it, you can see the effects first hand. First her stomach will growl and rumble loud enough for a person to her it would sound like a rabid dog growling. Then the belches kick in, each one louder than the next then the real stuff comes in. With her belly inflating as her digestion kicks