Dr'gog Day Choose Your Own Adventure IntroductionThe planet Dr'gogal was first inhabited over 2000 years before the Battle of Yavin by pirates and rebels fleeing from the Old Republic. However, they weren't the first creatures to arrive on the planet. The early settlers encounter strong resistance from the local wildlife, mostly the wild gogs that lived in the forest. Then, they met the Nortran, near-humans that were believed to be descended from ancient, crashed spacers. The Nortran began attacking the settlers. The settlers realized that they were greatly outnumbered, so they retreated to the Gog Tree, a tree larger than any tree on Kashyyyk. Inside the tree, they found the great Dr'gog, a massive creature that was worshipped as a god by the Nortrans. They found favor in the eyes of Dr'gog, and with his aid, the settlers were able to drive back the Nortran and settle a city on the Gog Tree. In celebration of their victory, the settlers began to hold a yearly party, calling it Dr'gog Day after the god who saved them.
Lawrence of ArabiaA candle flickered amberLawrence of Arabia10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A solemn face illuminated,
Etched in the wrinkles
Of worry and pain.
Lawrence of Arabia
Observed a unique practice.
Whenever he extinguished a candle
He did so by squeezing
The live flame between his fingers.
When asked what was his trick
He replied, “The trick
Is not minding that it hurts.”
A thumb and a finger,
Scarred and calloused,
Closed on the flame.
Darkness, a hiss
And the acrid odor
Of burning flesh.
My trick is
I cannot feel pain.
Pokemon Apocalypse: True Beginnings I was living in a shantytown with my mother. We called it “Pallet Town” because most of the buildings were made of worn-down planks and pallets. Pallet Town was directly off the coast of the sea, and we were able to make a living off fishing. The town used to be a lot bigger, but a year earlier a bunch of the men, including my father, left to join the Resistance. This was during the Occupation, so times were tough for everyone. I’m sure even you can remember those times. It was hard enough making a living without the men, but because we also had to make the Tribute, we were constantly near starvation.Pokemon Apocalypse: True Beginnings1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As a kid, I was mostly a drain on the town, but I had heard of the great Trainers and aspired to be one someday. I wanted to be the very best, like no one ever was. But first I needed a Pokémon.
One day, my mother woke me up with a shake
Ariel Sharon R.I.PYesterday Israel's 11th prime minister Ariel Sharon died after fightning 8 years in COMA.Ariel Sharon R.I.P11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rest in peace Ariel, a huge person with a heart as a lion.
Obama, Putin/ America, SyriaBarack Obama (President of the United States of America, for those of you who live in a hole under a rock) has made the decision that he wants to send military forces to Syria, but Congress must approve of the idea before it is acted upon. The military (says Obama) will not be ground troops, but rather air-force instead, because bringing ground troops into Syria would put our troops into too much danger.Obama, Putin/ America, Syria1 year ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Vladimir Putin (President of Russia) says he will defend Syria if we attack, claiming he has not approved, or would ever approve the chemical bombing that has been poured down on Syria. Putin said that the bombing is most likely being done by Assad's regime, who are against the government there. To back himself up, he also stated that the Pope would never let it happen.
Eleven other countries say that they will support America if we go through with Obama's suggestion. Mr. Cameron (British) could not get Parliament to agree to help.
What is happening in Syria is going agains
10 Reasons to Love Uruguay's President Jose Mujica10 Reasons to Love Uruguay's President Jose Mujica6 months ago in Personal More Like This
President José Mujica of Uruguay
President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, recently visited the United States to meet with President Obama and speak at a variety of venues. He told Obama that Americans should smoke less and learn more languages. He lectured a roomful of businessmen at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of redistributing wealth and raising workers' salaries. He told students at American University that there are no "just wars." Whatever the audience, he spoke extemporaneously and with such brutal honesty that it was hard not to love the guy. Here are 10 reasons you, too, should love President Mujica.
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Second Letter To A Syrian RebelSyrian rebel, fighterSecond Letter To A Syrian Rebel1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For the ouster of Assad,
Yes, war can strain the soul,
But how could you let your goal
And your heart be corrupted
By your lust for victory?
Acts of cannibalism
Filmed and posted on the web
To intimidate your foes;
Yes, war strips you of yourself,
But humanity's last shred
Is something worth protecting
You would gladly accept aide
From the U.S., yet you fight
Beside al-Qaeda members.
Regarding grim history
How can a trust be formed
From such a contradiction?
Of course, an American
Who has never known combat
Cannot fully understand
What this war has done to you.
When its final days have come,
Would hope still dwell within your heart?
Bored During a SermonAlone in the dark,Bored During a Sermon6 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Strike a match and light a lamp.
Alone in the light.
The inscription read,
“Only gold lasts forever,”
On the gilded tomb.
Awake, my lovelies.
Brush your teeth, comb your hair, wash.
Don’t be late for school.
Where are my legs, mate?
What are legs, sir? What is mate?
No! Not this again!
Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest President'President Jose Mujica, the world's 'poorest' president, has surprised the world by making Uruguay the first country to entirely legalise marijuana.Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest President'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A law already passed in the lower house of Congress and expected to pass in the Senate later this year would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.
Uruguay is hoping to act as a potential test case for an idea slowly gaining steam across Latin America - that the legalisation and regulation of some drugs could combat the cartel violence devastating much of the region.
Mujica's recent speech to the UN General Assembly denouncing excess and frivolity, also received global attention:
"We have sacrificed the old immaterial Gods, and now we are occupying the temple of the Market-God. He organises our economy, our politics, our habits, our lives and even provides us with rates and credit cards and gives us the appearance o
Movie Reviews: Tom and Jerry: The MovieTitle: Tom and Jerry: The MovieMovie Reviews: Tom and Jerry: The Movie9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Richard Kind as Tom
Dana Hill as Jerry
Anndi McAfee as Robyn Starling
Charlotte Rae as Aunt Pristine Figg
Tony Jay as Mr. Lickboot
Henry Gibson as Dr. Applecheeks
Ed Gilbert as Pugsy and Mr. Starling
David Lander as Frankie Da Flea
Rip Taylor as Captain Kiddie
Howard Morris as Squawk
Michael Bell as Ferdinand
Don Messick as Droopy
Distributed by: Mirmax Films, and Turner Pictures
Directed by: Phil Roman
Country: United States and Germany
Year of Release: 1992
Synopsis: Based on the long running MGM cartoon series of the same name, this 1992 animated feature film takes on a completely different spin on the franchise. And when I say “different”, I specifically MEAN different. The movie opens up in a house that's located within a city. The name of the city is never specified, but I guess we can assume it's any place in the United States. New York, Los Angeles, San F
APH Lebanon- General InfoCountry Name: Republic of Lebanon (اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّةاَللُّبْنَانِيَّة al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah)APH Lebanon- General Info3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Capital City: Beirut
Home Town: Tyre
National Tree: Lebanese Cedar tree
National Anthem: Kulluna lil watan (All of us, For Our Country!)
National Animal: Striped Hyena
Human Name: Alima Mansour
Nickname(s): She doesn't have many nicknames, but the Arab states call her by, 'Lubnaniyah' or 'Lubnan' (Arabic for 'Lebanon'). The people closest to her call her by her first name. Syria, however, will either tend to call her a, 'snob' or will use the term of endearment, 'habibti'.
Human Age: Physically she's 28 (Around 2,850 years old. Born in 838 BC)
Birthday: 22nd of November (Recognition of In
Ukraine Protests!Hey guys I want to ask you something.Ukraine Protests!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to know if you are pro or against protests in Ukraine. If you haven't heard (which I doubt) there are several protests being held in Kiev because their government didn't agree to sign the stabilization and association agreement with EU.
Many Ukrainians view the accords with the European Union as crucial to a brighter future, with Western-style rule of law that could combat what many view as deeply entrenched public corruption and cronyism among the country’s wealthy elite.
If you have any argument, please share it with us.
Pokemon Apocalypse: Rivalry “Charmander, go!” Yelling just felt natural. The Pokéball flew from my hand and Charmander burst out.Pokemon Apocalypse: Rivalry1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Squirtle, take care of this punk!” Blue yelled.
The two tiny creatures faced off at the entrance of the professor’s lab. Charmander stood about knee height (to my waist) and Squirtle was just a bit shorter. I felt an instant connection to Charmander, that indescribable bond between trainer and Pokémon.
“Charmander, attack!” I yelled, pointing at Squirtle. The lizard dashed forward and slashed at Squirtle with his claws.
“Tackle him!” I heard Blue yell.
Squirtle lunged at Charmander and knocked him over.
“Get him off! Scratch him!” I yelled. Charmander flailed his claws, landing a