ME: ThereafterME: Thereafter4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairings: FemShep / Garrus
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Bioware, I'm merely attempting to expand upon it.
This takes place a few weeks, possibly a month, after the destruction of Sovereign.
Exiting out of the CIC, Garrus Vakarian strolled down the stairwell toward the living quarters of the SSV Normandy. The celebration that had followed the defeat of Sovereign was going on all throughout the Citadelthroughout the parts that remained relatively intact, that is. He was all for revelry after the hell he and his commanding officer had gone through, but it had turned out to be livelier than he preferred. He noticed how empty the ship felt, especially with the looming silence in the air. His mind began to wander to the faces he had seen at the celebration. All the crew from this ship, the people he knew from C-Sec, high ranking officials he had investigated, ev
Orianna LoL Fanfic Looking Inside Episode 1Orianna LoL Fanfic Looking Inside Episode 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Welcome to Summoner's Rift
The vision was clear, Orianna was in the summoner platform, a circular stone base, with arcane symbols underneath her feet and stone steps down that led the way into the field. The sky had a few clouds and the breeze that came from the woods surrounding the battlefield contained something magical within, after all, the field was built in a place where the magical forces had more strength, and where magical battles of untold proportions where fought during the previous Runewars. Turning her head left, she could observe at close range there was the shop keeper, ready to serve the champions of the league, a small being, with an abundant yellowish beard that could almost touch the ground, and in its back, a tiny bag filled with equipment that seemed to be falling from it. It was curious to some of them, having participated in both sides of the battlefield, how the shop keepers looked identical, perhaps twin brothers. Following the sight to the right down the step
A Dragon's LamentIt was a rainy day again in the ivory-gleaming city of Demacia, the city losing all its glorious sheen and beauty it usually had in the sunlight to a more gloomy-looking, depressing tone of grey/blue skies and heavy downpour. The citizen who were still out and about on their errands were either rushing to get their duties finished, or covering their heads with hoods, umbrellas or even newspaper rolls to cover themselves from the raindrops. One of the figures among the crowd, however, walked slower than the rest, and she hung her head low in either deep thought, or deep sorrow, leaning slightly towards the latter mentioned. Shyvana had never liked rainy days like these. It reminded her too much of that devastating day in her life, where all she knew about life changed in an instant; The smoking pillars in the distance. Her village razed and burned to ashes. The bodies of her fellow half-dragons either mutilated or incinerated and the corpses of her mother and father buried beneathA Dragon's Lament3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Katarina x Talon Fanfic League Of LegendsWalking down the streets in Noxus can be frustrating sometimes, people always trying to assassinate me, for what reason? I'm just an ordinary person with the licence to kill, what could I have done to make all these people want me dead? Oh, that's right. I'm a Du Couteau, one of the most blood-thirsting, battle-greedy households in all of Runeterra. We kill with precision and grace, we assassinate without a second thought or hesitation. We certainly do not let emotions get in the way of our missions. My name is Katarina, The Sinister Blade. Daughter to the prominent Noxian General Du Couteau. I was trained by the highest ranking assassins in all of Noxus, my Father standing at number one. I lusted for battle from a young age and it was not long until I requested my Father for a mission and I am here to tell you exactly what that mission was...Katarina x Talon Fanfic League Of Legends2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I walk steady, breathing sharp as I clench my knives by my sides tightly. I was assigned to assassinate Talon, The Blade's Shadow. I knew assass
Akali and ShenAkali looks over the piece of paper with a sigh. How could things go this far? How could things get so out of hand? She knew it wasn't right, but she'd let it run it's course, and now things were becoming real. They were becoming difficult to deal with, even. She'd never backed down when faced with a challenge, and she wouldn't now, but in the back of her mind, she was aware that she could have single-handedly prevented the whole thing with just a simple 'no, thank you'. But no; she had to be curious, she had to push things a step further, and she'd ended up here, with a piece of paper in her hand orders to meet with the head of the Kinkou immediately.Akali and Shen4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As much as she attempted to deny it, the girl knew exactly what it was about. She could make up excuses as to why he wanted to meet with her all day and probably well into the night, but they would hold no water over the one thing that stuck out in her mind: she'd been seen, trapped in an intimate kiss with a man who'd worked alon
RebellionRebellion3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a rainy Saturday afternoon. Normally Simon would have called some friends over to play on his PlayStation, but today this wouldnt happen. His parents didnt allow anyone to come over, because he had gotten a bad grade in the math-test a few days ago. Simon sighed. I know that I just had a bad day I mean, this can happen to everybody Or not? Oh damn, why are my parents so complicated
After studying for his next test, which he had finished very fast, since hes actually a very good student, he sneaked out of his room. His parents were watching a TV show, so there was no possibility that theyd come upstairs and check onto him. Still, it was impossible for him to go outside or call his friends, since theyd notice that sooner or later.
Instead he climbed up into the attic. Simon liked to rummage around up there, even though his parents had prohibited it, since it was Too dangerous or so. When he had close
DW's Guide on Art CommissionsDwwrider’s Guide on Art Commissions on deviantART (last revised September 2014)DW's Guide on Art Commissions7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
This guide is based off of my personal experiences of commissioning artists on deviantART. I hope future art commissioners or artists who take commissions find this information useful. I'll try to update this guide once a year. Please look at the title to see when this was last revised.
DISCLAIMER: ***READ ME PLEASE***
All the information in this guide is a recommendation and results will vary. I wish the very best for the commissioner and the commissioned.
Table of Contents:
Phase 1: Determine the Subject/Topic of the Commission
Phase 2: Search for an Artist on deviantART and Other Websites
Phase 3: Learn about the Artist’s Commission Availability, Rules, Rates, etc
Phase 4: Screen Your Candidates
Phase 5: Communication with the Artist
Phase 6: Developing a Commission Write Up/Description with References
Larry Stylinson Pt.6Larry Stylinson Pt.63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Paul ran at us. We stayed holding hands.Louis squeezed harder every step Paul and Simon took. I rubbed his hand softly. Once Paul and Simon reached us they were smiling.
Paul: This is great!!!!!!! All the fans love it!!!
Louis: So me and Harry can date?
Simon nodded irratated but ok with the fact it would keep One Direction popular. I kissed Louis's cheek and all the boys ran up behind Paul and Simon out of breath.
Liam: Sorry... We couldn't hold them off anymore.
Harry: It's alright they said its ok that we date!
Zayn: WOOHOO! FInally i got some gay friends.
Louis laughed really loud at that comment. This was Louis's real laugh and it was so cute. I smiled at him. We were still holding hands. I liked being taller than Louis. It was fun. We all joined onto the bus after the VIP signing and pictures.
Niall: Where are we eating?
Liam: The club.
Zayn: yea you can eat at the bar.
Niall: Wait, why are we going to a club.
Louis: To celebrate Harry and I dating and
I Remember YouI Remember You3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You were my everything, Simon.
You were my like a father, Simon.
I trusted you.
Looked up to you,
Relied on you,
I loved you, Simon.
You'll never know how much I loved you.
Never know how much I cared,
Never know how much I adored you,
You'll never know how much I yearned to have you back, Simon.
Oh, my dearest Simon,
Why did you love that damned crown so much?
The icy madness had consumed you before I could save you
I could have saved you...
I need you Simon!
How could you not see that,
When everything was so clear?
You blinded fool my darling Simon
You became consumed with insanity, Simon.
An insanity that is too much for your brain.
You can't help anything now.
You don't remember anything, do you, Simon?
Why did you do this?
Why did you have to wear the crown,
The very crown which you warned me about?
Why, oh why, my dearest Simon?
I was but a little girl!
A little girl lost in the wreckage of the world,
But you found me...
And you gave me
EnvyxReader part 1When you woke up this morning you had no idea how this day were going to end for you. Your heart was going to be taken, taken by a handsome but dangerous man,EnvyxReader part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
taken... by a deadly sin.
It was a day like everyone else and you walked on the street right outside central city on your way to the library again. You had read a lot lately, you weren't really good at alchemy but you really liked to read all sort of stories about it and there for you knew almost every
AmericaxReader - Dream a Little Dream of MeAmericaxReader - Dream a Little Dream of Me3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A/N: I do not own Hetalia or Alfred :3.
You looked nervously around the large ball room. Almost all of the men there were soldiers, about to go off to the war in Europe. Your brother and father were enlisted, so your family was invited to this party.
Music was playing and some couples were dancing, other families were sitting around tables talking, some were sipping drinks and chatting, and then there was you. You were standing off to the side watching everyone else have fun.
You suddenly heard a commotion on the other side of the room, you saw two men arguing over something and a group started forming around them. As you watched and attempted to listen you noticed a blond-haired man sneak out from under the group and back away from it, all the while sniggering.
He caught you watching him and he smiled and winked at you. You felt your cheeks burn and you quickly looked away.
To busy yourself you straightened out your expensive cocktail dress, and picked at your hair, when sud
Echo of the past 05 [ENG]Echo of the past 05 [ENG]3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter with better formatting, in PDF file: http://xkyoux.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/story-about-boys-love/
*Author notes available at the beginning of chapter one*
Note from the translator: This is not a word for word translation. So there will be words missing, or words added when comparing the original. I tried my best not to change the contents. BUT, sometimes I just had to. The thing is that Kyoux plays a lot with form and tense, and that made it that much more difficult to translate. I wanted to leave as much as possible as it was in the original so that the atmosphere and her writing style were reflected. And that might get English people confused sometimes, as it probably would be written differently if the correct English were used. Of course you'll find mistakes in the text, so please, instead of mocking my language skills, just sit back and enjoy a beautiful love story. I decided to try and translate it because I adore their story so much that it would be a pity for other
Orianna LoL Fanfic Looking Inside Episode 2Orianna LoL Fanfic Looking Inside Episode 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-Who are you? - Orianna's voice was that of a robot, sloppy arrangements of technological sounds that tried to mimic that of a human.
-My daughter Orianna, my name is Corin Reveck and I am your father.(...)
(...) The ball, her companion, her protector, her pet, was always there when she needed it, ever since the day her father gave it to her as her first birthday present.
-Orianna! Where are you my dear? - Corin came up to her room. The room was spectacular, it was a round shape room, with a beautiful wallpaper with a ballet theme, the floor was no exception, it was a beautiful pastel color marble tiles that made the perfect match with the wall papers. On the walls there were a
Canada X Reader- Accidentally in LoveCanada X Reader- Accidentally in Love3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today was a sunny day, perfect for going outside on a nice walk. You weren't walking, you were running like hell to the video game store. A new game was going to come out and you were going to be the first one who were going to buy it. In town almost everyone knew you, because of your loud, hyper and friendly personality. Of cours not everyone was your friend, but they were still nice to you and you were nice back.
"Come on! I cannot be late!" you yelled to yourself while running. The video game seller knew you by heart. Every day you were there to look for something. You didn't look where you run and bumped into someone, resulting you on top of whoever was. You opened your [eye color] eyes to meet violet beautiful ones. It was a guy, almost the same age as you by his looks. He had blond hair with a strange curl and the violet eyes that belonged to an angel.
"I'm sorry that I bumped into you. I didn't saw you!" you said in a nervous voice, getting up and offering him a hand of help to
In the CardsIn the Cards3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He was not a psyker.
He had been taken by the Enforcers more than once for testing when they performed their irregular sweeps, or when word of his "talents" had reached them and they checked for latent emergence. But they had found him to be well within acceptable limits, lacking any obvious psychic taint.
This had not noticeably interfered with his income. In fact, if anything, it had built upon his reputation. No one could be seen to be visiting an unlicensed psyker, after all. But one could visit someone officially sanctioned as definitely not a psyker... and whisper behind one's hand that his powers were clearly so great that he could deceive even the penetrating talents of the Emperor's Witch Finders!
He sat in the gloom of his "consulting room" and drummed his fingers impatiently on the table. He was expecting a client and it helped the atmosphere for them to find him deep in meditation in the dark room, its rich furnishings
5 Qualities Readers Want in Your Story's Villain5 Qualities Readers Want to See in Your Story's Villain5 Qualities Readers Want in Your Story's Villain4 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
A story is only as good as its villain. And while the antagonist of your story does not have to be a “villain,” they do have to live up to certain reader expectations if you want your story to be of any merit. So here are the top 5 qualities that readers want and need to see in your story's villain.
Quality 1: Your villain should be a dynamic, true-to-life character.
Remember, we are talking villains here, not monsters. And unlike a monster, a villain should be a person. This means that no matter what race, gender, or even species, your audience should be able to empathize on a certain level with them. Doing so makes the story feel real, and creates complex emotions for the audience as well as the hero.
Quality 2: Your villain should be more powerful than the hero.
This does not mean that you villain has to be stronger in every way. I means that the villain should have something that gives them a distinct edge over the
TGB: I Will Follow You (text)TGB: I Will Follow You (text)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
D'ialia turned away from the Green-Air and her own Silver and Yellow. Attacking another cat at the Meeting of the Dark Moon, she knew, was strictly forbidden and was a pretty stupid decision. She didn't care--rules had always been more like guidelines to her, and she was prone to making exceptions to them. Following rules that made sense was one thing--restraining herself when the Green-Air had insulted her Yellow-Shadow was quite another. She had found herself wishing that he would attack her first--that would give her quite a good excuse to shove the insults back down his throat. But of course the leaders had stepped in--she let it go, if only for the time being. She planned to give the big ginger tom something to think about the next time they met and weren't under a truce. She continued nosing Raine out of the hotzone, mentally cursing the kit for being in the way. Didn't the Pink-Light have enough sense to know not to run up to hug D'ialia's leg and ask her questions when
CS Worlds Destroyed Chapter 15CS Worlds Destroyed Chapter 153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Can I...help you? She looked to the saint once more, before peering at me, thinking. I was not as apprehensive. Or as tactful. Or reserved.
"Amber!" I screeched out, grabbing her into a hug before I could think that it's probably been at least thirty years since she'd seen me last. Like her mother, the older she got, the harder it became for her to see me at all, and by the time Ian had been born, I was completely invisible, my voice had gone silent . The thought of fading out to another person, after all that had happened so far with my last unaffiliated tie, was another difficult thing to get through.
But given that she no longer saw me, didn't mean she no longer could tell I was there. Amber had made a point early on to sit me down, talk to the empty side of a table for about a half hour with solemn, confident tones. That even if she no longer saw me, i was still welcomed, that she would always try to keep me involved; that just because o
HARRY POTTER WLoF PART 5 CHAP 6HARRY POTTER WLoF PART 5 CHAP 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the afternoon of the following day, Harry's first detention was coming up, and Moria wasn't feeling so calm. Just the idea of him being alone with Umbridge for it made her stomach churn. And that was when she started formulating.
"I have an idea for a plan." She suddenly said.
Sirius looked up with a frowned. "A plan?"
"For Harry's detention."
"Mind telling me what the plan is?" Sirius asked. Moria grinned and nodded, before going over to him and whispering it into his ear. Slowly the frown shifted and he smiled just as wickedly.
"How much do you want to bet that would piss her off?" He asked.
"Nothing, because I know it will. But inevitably we'll become stones in her shoe." She warned
Sirius shrugged. "We already are stones in her shoe, love anyone affiliated with Harry is. We'll just become really uncomfortable ones."
"She'll try to get us out of the way," Moria said.
"Let her try," he replied. "Besides, I'd say we're safe for a while, while she outlines a plan to
Funny SayingsAny law enacted with more than fifty words contains at least one loopholeFunny Sayings9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Evil is live spelled backwards
God must love stupid people, he made so many of them
When all else fails, read the instuctions
"Push" is the force exerted upon the door marked "Pull"
What some people lack in intelligence, they make up in stupidity
There is a difference between an open mind and a hole in the head
The light at the end of the tunnel could turn out to be the headlight of an oncoming train
A watched pot never boils, unless you light the gas under it
If your parents don't have kids, odds are you won't either
Curiosity kills more mice than cats
Save the whales. Collect the whole set
On the other hand, you have different fingers
Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm
Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory
How many of you believe in psycho kinesis?...Raise my hand
OK...so what's the speed of dark?
When everything is coming y
Don't hate me-Minato x KushinaDon't hate me-Minato x Kushina3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Don't Hate Me
[A MinaKushi fanstory]
[Minato X Kushina from Naruto]
By: Kaede Natsu Sakurano
"Minato! Quit joking with me!" Pink-haired Kushina pushed the 12-year old blonde boy away. Anger flashed in Kushina's grey eyes as she stared into Minato's blue ones.
Minato Namikaze shrugged, "I wasn't joking, I'm serious. I want you to go out with me." Kushina Uzumaki wasn't the type of girl that any boy would want to go out with. She concealed the nine-tailed fox beast within her body, so she was shunned by most of the village. Along with that, she was too serious. She knew that her genin classmate, Minato, was a joker and loved by everyone. They were two opposites and would never go well as a couple. Also, Minato could as well be lying.
Kushina shook her head, "I have to worry about the Chunin Exams, and you should too, because we are on the same squad. I don't want you to weigh us down."
Minato chuckled, "All right, Ms. Sassypants, I won't weigh us down. I'll be the one to make us pass. I
important things to sayMorning.important things to say4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I'm Vorith. 'm not righ'ly sure 'ow it's speolled, but it sounds jus' like tha': Vorith.
I'm a woorgen, 'f you can' tell. I ain' a dog, though some peopol seem ter think it. A dog don' wear pants. As you can see, 've got me pants on.
Ummm... Oh, yeahr. Treah calls me "Vor". I don' know 'f I'd fancy tha' too much, 'f it weren't 'er sayin' it. I fancy evrehthing she says, 'cept when she calls me an "idiot". Mostly, when I do stupid things... But 'ow wars I s'posed ter know she didn' want 'er laundry warshed in the lake? She left 'em righ' there on the shoor, she did!
I've got a lot o' skiolls. C'n run fast as 'ell, evun with me bad foot. I keep it tucked up, like this. I c'n kill pretty good. Plus'm good with diggin' and climbin'. 'm not so good with other woorgen. Seems 'm always gettin' in a fight, one way or the other. That's 'ow I lost me fingers. Also some o' me ear, but tha' don' reaolly bother me no more.
'm sharp as a tack. 'm not as stupid as some peopol think. '