Don't trust Linux zealots 1.01Don't trust Linux zealots 1.0111 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Windows User has entered chatroom: help
Windows User: Hey, can I get some help? I keep getting an error message when I try to run Photoshop CS.
Linux User: Switch to Linux.
Windows User: Isn't it a bit extreme to change my operating system because of the error in Photoshop? All I want to know is how to fix the error.
Linux User: Look, I'm going to give it to you straight. Microsoft are terrible when it comes to security. For your own sake, switch to Linux so you don't get infected by viruses or trojans.
Windows User: But I never open any unwanted email attachments, and besides I have a virus scanner which I update daily plus a firewall. Do I really need to use Linux?
Linux User: Microsoft want to take over the entire software market, and the internet. If they succeed, it will make life hell for all of us who use open-source software instead of Micro$oft's proprietary software.
Windows User: What is open-source and proprietary soft
ADHDADHD11 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The music is her pulsing heart beat
She idly taps her fingers to her beat
Inner music beat beat
She spins beat
Sonatas in the hallwaysbeat beat
Bouncing to the beat
To the techno beat
Within her mind.
She is a blinding
In this capsule of a body
BEAT BEAT BEAT BEAT
is she too much?
pop her a pill
she is still
the beat fades
the thunder subsides
(there is no more lightening to brighten the world
for thump second flashes)
she is still
(pop her a pill)
Old Sacramento WanderingsOld Sacramento Wanderings7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dreams lift this
shift its shape
to old times
and what untaken
Gift-Bleach: Long Awaited GiftWARNING : There is a lot of fluff a head X3Gift-Bleach: Long Awaited Gift5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Long Awaited Gift - Hitsuhina Fanfic
Turqoise eyes opened to the snow covered scene outside his window. The white snow had fallen gently over the Seritei moments ago, and the white clouds slowly moved on in the sky. He slowly sat up and yawned. ' I can't help but wonder if I'm forgetting something '
He cringed hearing his drunken lieutenant as she raced in. She stopped as soon as she saw he was up. "Taicho! Happy birthday!!" She swayed as she came closer and hugged him tightly.
Within seconds he was losing air, and fast! But one thought lingered in his mind as his 'death' approached . 'That's right, it's my birthday! How did I forget that?'
"I can't believe it's that time of year again! My little taicho is growing up, oh so dramatic!!" she said with dramatic tears racing down her face.
Hearing 'little', Toshiro had the strength to pull away from her death hug. He growled and yelled "Who are you call
FNAF x Reader - Chapter 3FNAF x Reader - Chapter 39 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
FNAF x Reader Chapter 3
The animatronics went back to their spots, awaiting for you to return tomorrow.
You had school. Getting up you looked at the time, 11:00 Am…
“Wait, WHAT?!?” You shouted
No point in going to school now…sighing you grabbed your laptop and sat up, going on Tumblr, Youtube and watching (Favorite show) for basically the whole day. Well until you had to go to work.
It was time for you to go to work. Gathering your things you got to the car, and drove to the restaurant. Once arrived you walked to the restaurant and unlocked the door. Something wasn’t right.
It felt really eerie.
“Hey guys are you there?” you shouted
“…” No reply?
You called again.
Still no reply.
Sighing, you go to the office to see if you could find them on the
To Never ReturnTo Never Return11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To Never Return
He was my immortal love.
Eternal light fed his veins,
And he gave himself to my fangs.
For that he was a tortured angel.
Like a plague who has found it's prey,
My craving could not be quenched,
For I was a vampire captivated,
Undead, yet dying in his arms.
I drank deeply of his soul,
Devouring his flesh,
I drew him deeper into my abyss.
And with every bite, his light withered.
And with me, his wings delved deeper.
And the more I consumed,
The more we were torn asunder.
We were both lost.
I was to die.
He was to never return…
(c)2004 Joseph Palladino
Recipe for YAUDYAUD: Yet Another Unemployed DesignerRecipe for YAUD8 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
The acronym originated in the Craigslist job forums, where anyone who makes a post about art/design gets trolled by bitter, out-of-work designers and taunted about becoming a fellow YAUD.
Anyone who does graphic design is familiar with this concept: the field is ridiculously competitive, work is either under- or overvalued, and we are expected to hustle as much as any realtor or investment banker for the privilege of having someone pay for our work. Design is treated with indifference and disrespect by ignorant non-artists and bad designers alike. The masses no longer value good design over bad; they value cheapness over everything. In the wild rush for instant profits and quick sales, corners are cut and design is one of the first things to be discarded, trampled, and left in the dust.
Blame piracy for making every kid with a cracked copy of Photoshop think he can create good design. Blame "crowdsourcing" for tricking people into working for free
Sonadow-Strict Love-P9Sonadow-Strict Love-P95 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I didn't bother going to school on Friday, and I didn't go to Mr Hedge's house on that day either nor Saturday and I wasn't planning to go today which was Sunday. It's because I was just so irritated with him now and also just because I just couldn't face him right now, now after what I shouted out and how he .how he rejected me .
I had barley left my room either, I just stayed in my room all day and everyday so far, just reading, going on my computer and watching TV, regardless of how much a nice day it was. My mom stepped into my room and sighed.
"Come on Sonic, you haven't gone outside in three days, and why aren't you going to your job all of a sudden?" she asked.
"I've just been busy with homework," I lied.
"I see well will you please just go out for a little bit today, I can't help but get the feeling you're a little down, so it should help."
I sat up on my bed ruffling my hair and stretched. I pushed myself up and put my shoes on.
"Fine, but only for a while, as s
Awkward love 101 RQThis is a request from puppycat23. Hope you like it. ^^Awkward love 101 RQ5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
=== Awkward love 101 ===
It was a typical day in Happy Tree Town. Those who had jobs were at said jobs, those who didn't have any just stayed there doing nothing and then ... there are those who had school.
Most of the students were bored of school. Not because of the classes or the teachers, but because it was always nice and sunny outside. They'd much rather play outside than stay inside and try to put information in their boiling brains.
Today was no exception. Not a single cloud was in the sky and the temperature was just right, much to the disappointment of Cuddles, Giggles, Petunia, Lammy, Toothy, Nutty, Mime, Flaky, Lifty and Shifty. Sniffles didn't mind though.
The first class of the day, geography with Pop, wasn't too bad. Pop, who couldn't find anyone to babysit Cub, had brought him in the class. This of course got the attention of the girls who all played with him and made him laugh.
Sonadow-Strict Love-P10I froze to the spot as the gentle puff of air swayed past me as the door shut. Did I see that right? I wasn't hallucinating was I!?!Sonadow-Strict Love-P105 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I swiftly turned round and yanked open the door.
But I just stared into an empty room. I looked at the back and the fire door was open. I took my hand off the handle and walked over to the back door and stepped out. I stood out on the top of some ancient rusted steel steps but couldn't see anyone. But I looked down and there were footprints of water that made their whole way down the stairs. Did Mr Hedge come down this way? Well either that or he can teleport.
I looked around and couldn't see anyone, but even so I began making my way down the steps, but out of nowhere the step below me was so rusted my foot fell through and I fell, my knees whacking them right off the step below me.
"A-ah " I moaned in pain.
I slowly removed my foot from the hole and lifted my trousers up to witness my knees were scratched and were beginning to go a sli
HTF At The HideoutWARNING!!!! ShiftyXLifty. Characters' thoughts start at one star and end at another.HTF At The Hideout6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shifty and Lifty had successfully completed their bank heist. They stole about fifty million dollars. They hoisted the bags of loot into the trunk and got into the van. They were snickered happily and began to drive to their hideout.
Lifty: Can you believe this, man?! Fifty million dollars!!!
Shifty: I know!! This is awesome, man!! We're rich!!
They chuckled evilly and high-fived each other. When they arrived at their destination, they grabbed the money and took it inside.
Lifty: Why don't we hit another bank?
Shfty ignored his brother and settled onto the couch. He lay down and pushed his fedora forward so that it would cover his eyes. He immediately fell asleep. Lifty sighed. Every time he had an idea, Shifty dismissed it. He sometimes wished that he would be treated with a little bit more respect, treated as another thief, not an appr
HTF Our Family Ch. 1Chapter 1HTF Our Family Ch. 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Happy Birthday to you." the song ended.
Angel giggled shyly and blew out all of the six candles on her birthday cake.
"Yay!!!" cheered everyone.
Surrounding her, Flippy, Flaky, Petunia, Toothy, and Flower clapped their hands together and gave her small hugs. When they were finished eating the delicious chocolate cake, Petunia, Toothy, and Flower waved good-bye and left with a full stomach. Flippy and Flaky sat on the couch with their daughter. They both panted a bit, tired from a lovely morning at the water park and afternoon at the movies.
Flippy puffed, "How do you feel now that you're six years old, Angel?"
Angel shouted, "AWESOME!!!"
Flippy and Flaky laughed at their daughter's silliness. Angel laughed along with them, but ran to her room to play with her dolls. Flaky laid her head on Flippy's shoulder.
"Being a parent is hard work, isn't it?"
Flippy patted her head and smiled.
"Yeah, but it's worth it. Plus, we are going to have time for ourselves this weekend anyway."
Wrongfully Right - SontailsI remember it like it was yesterday, the day I met Sonic He was said to be the fastest creature alive. Scratch that, he IS the fastest creature alive. I am always proud to be his sidekick, no matter what. Even if it was difficult to keep up with him before, he always helped me, and now I can keep up with him. Weve been the best of friends for a very long time. We hung out in the park, went to the arcade a lot I loved having him as a friend.Wrongfully Right - Sontails6 years ago in Teen More Like This
But one day when Amy showed up and went all over Sonic (as usual), I felt hurt inside What was that feeling? I was starting to believe it was jealousy But why would it be jealousy? Hell no, I didnt like Amy Sure, she has been a good friend and all, but like her like that? No way!
I came over to Sonics house to have some lunch, and Amy was there. When wasnt she there? We were all sitting and talking about stuff.
So, what are your plans this weekend, Sonic? I asked.
Dr. Evil Part 2===== Dr. Evil Part 2 (Warmate revalations) =====Dr. Evil Part 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"He's what?" Evil said, not sure of what he heard.
"But ... why? How? What happened?" Flippy started panicking.
"Calm down, both of you." Sneaky tried to reassure them. "He's not hurt or anything."
Both bears calmed down and looked at him.
"Then ... what?" Flippy asked, still nervous.
"I think I can answer that." Said Sniffles as he opened the operation room's door and peeked his head out.
"Oh, Snif- I mean, DOCTOR Sniffles." Evil said.
"You heard us?" Flippy added.
"Heard you? I'm sure Mouse Kaboom could've heard you! And he's deaf ... for now." Sniffles replied.
The green bears sweatdropped, Flippy laughing nervously.
"Wait. Did you say for now? Flippy snapped.
"Indeed, I did." Sniffles answered. "You see ..." He started.
"Oh great ... a techno-babble speech." All three of them thought.
"... Mouse Kaboom's eardrums are damaged beyond repair because of all the explosions he's encountered in his life. You're following so f
Shadilver-Journal Jacker-P17Shadow stared at the pages in disbelief. He set the book down and got up. He ranShadilver-Journal Jacker-P175 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
out as he was putting on his scarf. He ran as fast as he could.
He had to find silver...
Silver was running down the corridors pushing open the doors on his way past.
He couldn't possibly just let Fernando just give him an ipad. He pushed on harder
to get there faster, it must be a bribe...
Shadow was running down the next few corridors, looking down every pathway, in every
classroom door window, but so far he hadn't seen silver, not once. He looked up
and he was aproaching the big double doors of the gym. Maybe he could take a
shortcut here to check outside.
Silver looked up he was coming closer to the gym doors. He knew he shouldn't be
cutting in through the gym but there was no class going on or no teachers so
he wouldn't be told off. Maybe he could check in here.
Shadow pushed against the door.
Silver put out his arms and pushed against the door.
Suddendly silver noticed h
RQ: For once ...This is a request from puppycat23. She wanted a FlippyxShifty oneshot (This couple is interesting, I have to say).RQ: For once ...5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Here are a couple of things I want to say before though:
1- Flippy and Shifty are already together.
2- Flippy and his evil self are separated. (just like in my fic)
3- Except for some details, this story has absolutely nothing to do with my fic.
4- Evil IS an autopsist. (yeah, it's a little fast-forward to where my fic is at now)
----- For once I'm the mood for it -----
It was a quiet evening in Happy Tree Town. Evil was talking on the phone while Flippy was taking a shower.
"Ok, Sniffles. I'll be there within five minutes." Evil said as he hung up.
"Oh, that must be the heart stealer." Evil told himself with a smirk. He then went to open the door.
"Oh, hiya Evil!" Shifty said as soon as he saw the dark bear.
"Heh, just as I thought. Come in, Shift." Kindly said Evil.
"Um, where's Flip?" Asked the green raccoon as he walked
Desperate Chap 1Chapter OneDesperate Chap 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
Vixxy felt uneasy standing and waiting in the crowd of the town's folk as they waited for Sniffles to come and announce why he had gathered them all there. She never really hung around with most of them. True, she'd see them around and she'd also talk to them sometimes, but she never considered any of them a friend and she knew none of them considered her as a friend either. The only one that Vixxy was friends with was the green-haired guy to her right who was waiting patiently for Sniffles as he tried to look past everyone to see what was going on.
On the outside, no one could tell that the sweet and timid Flippy had a dark side. Unfortunately, Vixxy- as well as the others- knew it all too well.
Flippy's eyes shifted to his left, catching the eyes of Vixxy's.
Realizing she was staring, Vixxy snapped her view straight forward, hoping her blush wasn't as noticeable as she thought.
Flippy blushed too, but her quickly tried to lighten the awkward tension. "So, ah, h-how long d
Sonadow-Strict Love-P1Sonadow-Strict Love-P15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For once Mrs Bailey wasn’t strictly on time and already sitting at her desk as usual. I glanced around me and could see that everyone was sitting in small groups of three or more while they waited for our homeroom teacher to arrive. The girls were talking excitedly to each other about previous events and the guys were on their phones playing a newly released racing app that I had no interest in. So unlike them I was at my desk reading a new supernatural fiction book I’d gotten really sucked into yesterday.
I suddenly spotted something zip past out of the corner of my eye and looked out at the window to my right to discover it was a Robin, perched on the edge of the branch that sat right up against the glass. I put my hand up to it and the bird moved cautiously at the sudden movement.
Out of nowhere a book was thrown at the window and the beautiful bird took off instantly. I turned my head, glaring solemnly at the one person who I knew for a fact had thrown the book.
:Shadilver-Journal Jacker-P5:Shadow walked into the dorm and shut the door as Silver came in after him. Shadow sat at his desk and looked over at Silver.:Shadilver-Journal Jacker-P5:5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Soo...what is it you wanted to do?" shadow asked.
Instead of thinking of something to do along the way here he just kept peering over at shadow here and there. So he had to just make it up as he went along.
"Oh you know I just thought we um could get to know each other you know?"
Shadow smiled a little. It's like silver was spoon feeding him what he wanted. He wanted to try to become friends but it looks like Silver wanted the first go.
"Oh I see, I guess we could do that," says shadow.
"We could do something else if you don't want to do that."
"Nah this is fine so tell me about yourself," he said even though he knew quite a bit of his past already.
"Oh well, I like to draw..."
"Really? What stuff do you draw?" shadow asked.
"People and stuff."
"Wow you any good?"
"I think I'm alright at it, I could do with a bit more work but I'm fine as I am at th
Divisio Ch 9"So what did Sniffles tell you yesterday?" Flaky asked.Divisio Ch 95 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"He told me about Evil's DNA. It's exactly like mine, which is no surprise, but he told me that if Evil has kids, they'll be impossible to tell apart from kids of my own, in fact, he said they would be my own." He rubbed at his ears in confusion. "That's just so surreal."
The porcupine grabbed his paw and smiled at him. "Don't worry, either way you think about it, any future cubs will be adorable."
He nodded, silence ensured before they both shivered.
"Something is wrong." Flaky said at the same time Flippy did.
"You think so too?" He asked.
She nodded, picking the ruby brooch, it was shaped like a leaf and valued at eight thousand dollars. The value didn't matter as she had no intention of letting it go, she just remembered her mother telling her the price. Her mother had been the one to give it to her back when she was little, weeks before the fire that forced her to seek refuge in Happy Tree Town killed her parents, but that wa
Divisio Ch 5Flaky decided to stay the night, Flippy tried to talk her out of it, but she actually managed to win an argument.Divisio Ch 55 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She also declined his offer to sleep in his bed whilst he slept on the floor and Evil on the couch. She told him she would just sleep on the floor. He asked her why she'd choose to sleep on such an uncomfortable area, but she simply told him she liked it, whenever she got too paranoid she'd curl up on the floor and everything would be better.
Flippy laid Evil under the covers. "Poor guy, I can't believe he almost killed himself like that."
Flaky yawned and nodded.
"You sure you want to watch over him? What if he wakes up, won't you be afraid?"
She nodded again. "Y-yes, but you'll be nearby, I really don't think he'll wake up anyway."
"Alright, if it's okay with you then it's okay with me." He said, Flippy went out to the living room and laid down on the couch before dozing off.
With a small sigh Flaky curled up, she turned, and finally squeaked softly before sitting up and
:Shadilver-Journal Jacker-P3:It was later that night, around 10pm. It was getting dark out and everyone was going back to their dorms for the night. Silver took his dorm key out and unlocked the door and walked in, he got the new room smell, must've bin an extension room or just re done.:Shadilver-Journal Jacker-P3:5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He set his bag down and looked round. It was a pretty spacious room for two people. There was the bunk bed at the right end of the room, two desks with laptops, two wardrobes , a bathroom and a creepy guy behind the door and--.....
"AH!" Silver yelled jumping back.
"What's your problem?" he spoke.
"I'm sorry you just gave me such a fright."
"Oh great a wuss," he said rolling his eyes.
"I-I am not a wuss!"
"Is that what u studder when you talk, or get frightened by someone standing by the door?"
Well he was actually standing behind the door in a dark corner looking like a creepy dead guy. But that's just of the many things he had to keep to himself.
"Well anyway, I'm Silver," he said placing out his hand.
"Um yeah...I'm Rodney," he
Sonilver-Cosplay Pervert-P1It was snowing. Gentle white, crystal fluffy snow, sparkling as it falls, reflecting off the light of the sun. Nothing unusual. It snows every day except for the one month in July when it's that bit warmer. It's always been like this here in Crystal Fall. The reason for the name is due to the crystal like snow falling each and every day. The snow is what makes the City unique.Sonilver-Cosplay Pervert-P15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was 8:00am, early, bright and the snow lightly falling. Silver, 6 years old, stood at his usual bus stop awaiting his usual bus to go to his usual school. He looked up at the sky seeing the white snowflakes coming down one by one. He would always be here by himself; no one else got the same bus stop as him as they had closer ones living near them.
His ears perked up at the sound of crunching snow under approaching footsteps. He turned his head looking out at the vast white wonderland to witness a small young blue haired boy about his age walking up to the bus stop. He was naturally cute and probably when he be
HTF Forbidden Love Ch.1WARNING!HTF Forbidden Love Ch.15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
IF YOU DON'T LIKE! THEN DON'T READ!
Flaky sat pleasantly under the shade of a tree, watching the small ducklings follow their mother. She was only afraid of ducks if they were close because she was afraid they would bite her, but from a distance she thought they were adorable.
She suddenly heard the voices and laughter of Giggles and Petunia coming closer to her. She jumped from not expecting someone else to be here too. Usually she was alone.
Giggles noticed Flaky under the tree and greeted her. "Hi Flaky!" She said in her usual cheery voice.
"H-hey." Flaky stuttered.
"You know, we barely ever see you out. Why don't you come outside more? You can always come do things with us if you want." Giggles said, making a suggestion.
"Well, um, thanks, but I kind of like being alone. It's safer." Flaky said, making up an excuse.
"Well we were on our way to the roller skating rink. You could come with us if yo