Towers - 1 - 002"What do you mean -- The same as me?" Rifel quizzed Duncan, gesturing vaguely at the fog.
"What you said earlier... It seemed to imply that because of the fog, you saw nothingness. And because of that nothingness, your mind was fettered with the possibilities of what it could contain. I simply meant to imply that I feel the same as you. Ignorance in important fields is an abomination."
"I see." Rifel said softly. "Is that truly how you feel?"
"Yes, of course. Sometimes what you can't see is more frightening than what's available to the naked eye. There could be anything down there, sir."
"You're not lying solely for my benefit? The knowledge that you will replace me as the fourth triumvir when I die isn't affecting your answer in... any way?"
"Goodness no, Rifel. That's honestly how I feel."
The vulpine took a deep breath, as if a great deal of stress had just been lifted from upon his back. "Well, if you're honest. I must be as well."
Duncan turned to the older male, no longer f
Towers - 1 - 001"The sun grew darker and dimmer as the humans' towers rose taller. Some believe it was to keep ourselves from burning in hellfire as we ascended to the heavens; a marriage to nature that ensured our well-being."Towers - 1 - 0011 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Humanity had fallen unto its hubris. That unequivocal self admiration remained – even in the last of days, as they built upon where we now stand..."
Rifel crossed his arms, tapping a single foot against the harshly depressed soil; oblivious to the destruction of the young grass and flora this action would surely author. He raised an arm to gesture as if he were pointing below; his large vulpine paw implying that significance may lay in the infinite abyss below.
This, as if some sort of pseudo-cue, caused the ursa beside him to step ahead and look as instructed, squinting his eyes as the intense sun shone on the two conversing males, penetrating the clouds to mark the slowly continuing day.
"You're the only person I know, who can come here for d
Towers - 1 - 005"Two children is all a mother may bear. This is not a rule of our leaders – but one of nature. Attempts to give birth after the thought are met with the death of a mother -- and her child. The lapine race however, is a significant exception. The ability for the rabbits to breed unchecked has led to overpopulation and famine."Towers - 1 - 0051 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Valessa gripped the bedsheets tightly in her paw, panting intensely as the sweat on her body became effectively a sheet of ice. It had only been a week since the murder on the outlook, but the events were still fresh in her mind. As if infinitely reoccurring; that was how she knew another scar had been born into her brain. It was the early morning hours, and thus her sight blurred with the fatigue of being prematurely awakened. Until she rubbed her eyes to get them accustomed to the waking life, she could only help but make out the reddish brown of her fur, and the way that at her knees, it changed abruptly into black.
This was t
Towers - 1 - 003The silence following this statement was almost painful in its intensity. Faced with this revelation, it took several moments for it to truly sink in: The Triumvirate wanted Rifel to take his student's life. When Duncan found the will to speak, Valessa could have sworn that, confronted with such a situation, she would have chosen the exact same words:Towers - 1 - 0031 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Wh-what are you talking about, sir?"
"It's just as it sounds. They want me to kill you. A replacement has already been found, and--"
"And what!?" Duncan retorted. "You're going to listen to them just like that? Rifel, surely you know me better than to just... dispose of me like some pest!"
"I thought I did, Duncan. I thought I did." Rifel said quietly as he closed his eyes. "Hold a kin upon the cliff's edge, and only then will you know their true intentions. I tested you Duncan, and in your eagerness to make me proud you have only proven your disloyalty to The Triumvirate."
Duncan took a few steps back, as if to make a distance between
Towers - 1 - 004"Ignorance is my life." Rifel admitted, his hot breath hitting Duncan in the face as he remained pinned to the soil. "It is all I need to know; and so I know everything."Towers - 1 - 0041 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Valessa cringed as Duncan took no credence from these words, choosing instead to raise his fist and bring it down upon Rifel. The sound that followed was indescribable – only signalling the extreme pain of the older vulpine.
"You crave knowledge; and so you know nothing..." Rifel continued under his breath, clearly in a pain most intense. "That pursuit of knowledge... will only bring you hurt and sorrow. Hurt and sorrow will... deliver you to death."
Duncan started to audibly protest, but was interrupted as Rifel grabbed a piece of rock from the eroded outlook, and brought it smashing against the bear's face. Valessa heard noises that she would rather soon forget, as Duncan gargled in pain at his crushed cranium. Rifel used the other male's daze in his favour as he gripped Duncan by the chest and pushed h
Towers - 1 - 000In a world after humans,Towers - 1 - 0001 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
where animals have evolved to rule in our image;
a group of freedom fighters vie for
separation from the tyrannical TRIUMVIRATE.
This REBELLION, aloft in the heavens with
numerous other kin, call the TOWERS their home,
majestic wonders built millions of years
ago, before the humans' extinction.
Punishing any form of disobedience with
a painful and humiliating death – The Triumvirate
maintains a steadfast societal dominance. In a desperate attempt
to gain the upper hand, the rebels have employed the services of VALESSA, a young
vulpine spy – skilled in the art of extracting information.
Sending her to The Triumvirate's Amphitheatre, the minuscule
chance of attaining key intelligence is all that stands in the way
between freedom and enslavement for all...
Towers - 1- 006Amidst the roar of children, came young Dresden Varis, just as Valessa had expected. He held no quarter for juvenile games. Even though he was only six years old, he chose instead to cling to Valessa's leg and embrace it tightly. The allure of a child's race and the promise of extra food meant little to him in comparison.Towers - 1- 0061 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Good morning, Mrs. Valessa!" the young lupine shouted. "I had a dream!"
This caused Valessa to chuckle. She knelt to bring herself down to par with the younger boy. "I've told you almost every day. It's 'Ms.' Valessa, not 'Mrs'..."
"What's the difference?"
"I can't be called a 'Mrs' until I find someone to marry. Which is still a long ways away. I'm only six years older than you, with so much work to do..."
While she was saying this, she turned around and patted herself on the back, signalling Dresden to hop on board. She wasn't exceptionally strong, but she was still able to carry the younger boy without any apparent trouble as they made their way down the sta
Towers - 1- 008With what Taylor had just said, almost every student groaned in unison. It sounded much like Valessa's earlier sigh, yet these ones weren't exaggerated. As most younglings did, the majority found that school was boring, especially when faced with the same lesson time and time again. They only sat here on a daily basis because it was required of them.Towers - 1- 00811 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Valessa offered this free room and board under the pretense that they would learn about the world and advance their education. Her goal was to ensure that they knew right from wrong, and the just and unjust way of life. Of course, this was not something easily attained; and so she had to shush them of her own accord, hoping that this would cease their ongoing criticism. Even though she was the current headmaster of this orphanage, and largely respected -- respect didn't always mean complete obedience, as the following actions confirmed.
“Hey now, kids. Calm down, it's not the end of the world. Just sit through this lesson one more t
Towers - 1 - 007He wasn't always on time, yet he wasn't always tardy either. This constant balance of negligence and responsibility baffled Valessa as to his true intentions. Taylor was only six years older than she was, but he was a veritable fountain of knowledge. The way he was able to so skillfully impart wisdom was the cause of much jealousy. Not just to her, but to the other students as well – their faces showing that one day too, they hoped to be as wise as he.Towers - 1 - 00711 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Genius however, always came at a fault. In this case, it was in the fact that they sat in wait for the next twenty-three minutes before their teacher decided to show. Standing at the head of the class with his arm cradling six or seven books, he smiled as if nothing was wrong. Not today, nor ever.
“Well, not too late now, am I?” he laughed. “I mean, I've been much later than this in the past, and still your gracious hostess has yet to scold me.”
He seemed to place an emphasis on the feminine term, while fixi
Vampire GuideIn the Loonatic's Tale universe, vampires are all different yet share commonalities. These different kinds of vampires are sectioned off into clans, all with their own abilities, weaknesses, and quirks. Some vampires have mental powers, others turn into mist. Some are changed into a vampire by being bit, others are not. It all depends on what kind of vampire they are.Vampire Guide4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
As said before, they do share commonalities with each other. All vampires have advanced strength, senses, and life spans. The older the vampire is, the harder it is to kill. As vampires grow with age, they become more resistant to vampire repellant items. For example, a young vampire would suffocate from the smell of garlic. An older one would get a slightly irritated throat. Also, older vampires are stronger than younger ones.
Speaking of garlic, all vampires have a negative reaction towards garlic. &
Aome Linda Jones meets Mandrake One day, Aome Linda Jones and her best friend, Braxton Stapleton were traveling in a vortex. Aome's golden pen brought them to the present again, but this time, they landed in Washington D.C.Aome Linda Jones meets Mandrake5 months ago in Profiles More Like This
"Say, Aome," said Braxton, "Are we in Washington D.C.?"
"I think so, dude," she respond. "It looks like that we're going to see the President! AWESOME!" Then, they heard a noise which it was behind them. Aome drawed her sword and it went big after a lighting bolt strikes at her sword. "Get behind me, Braxton!" Braxton draws an arrow and gets ready to aim. A massive, tall, red alien puts his hands up in the air. "Hold your arrow," said Aome. "I think this dude doesn't want to fight us."
"Okay, if you say so," Braxton whispered. He put his arrow back, while Aome puts her sword back. They slowly walked to the alien.
"Thank you," said the red alien. "I'm glad that you're not going to attack me."
"Well, we can tell that you're not a bad guy because you don't have a
You know you've spent too much time on DA when....Do you think you spend too much time on DA?You know you've spent too much time on DA when....6 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Would you like to know?
A few days ago, a list was made over all known symptoms of being a DA-addict! And as you can see, a lot of deviants have contributed by adding useful information (experience? )to this list
By popular demand, the list is being put here for everyone to see
See how many of these symptoms apply to you
You know you've spent too much time on dA when:
- You submit your comments by pressing Tab + Enter
- You check your message box more often than you check the time D:
- You treat your Fella plushie like a normal human being :3
- You thank a lad at school for the devWATCH when you first become friends in offline conversation. ~ !Electromechanical
- You look at the clock and think "wasn't it 4 hours earlier before I went on dA?" ~ `Droneguard
- You know what all of the symbols infront of the names mean. like = ` $ and others. xD ~ ~SasukeUchihaFangirlx
- You know 50 plz account
Starting a WebcomicHow to Start in WebcomicsStarting a Webcomic2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A scientific essay by Rebecca Burg
Hello, dear artist! Are you interested in webcomics? By George, you have come to the right essay! This written material goes through a sort of "checklist" of things you should consider before diving off the deep end!
So, you got this cool story, you like drawing stuff, and you got all the time in the world (not really, but let's pretend you do)! What better way to spend your time than making silly comics for the internet? Now, now, dear artist, let's not get too hasty with this! Here's the first thing you should think about before even lifting a pencil.
NUMBER ONE: DO I REALLY WANT TO DO THIS?
You think, "Boy, what a dumb question! Of course I do, or I wouldn't be reading this! Stop being dumb!" Well, I'll be as dumb as I please, but listen here: webcomics take a lot of work.&
A Trick Too FarA Trick Too Far1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
WARNING: This story contains soft, non-lethal vore. If that isn't your thing, don't read. Thank you.
A Trick Too Far
On a rather productive day at DragonTrain
Studios, Train was filming his movies as he always does. Some of them arent
that great, he admitted, but he knows he has been getting better over time.
Train was working on a rather lengthy movie which was based on Spyros
adventures before and after the fall of Malefor. You see, Train was a bit
upset that the announced Legend of Spyro movie, to which he was really looking
forward, had been cancelled, so he decided to make his own version of it
instead. He had to pull a lot of petty funds out of the treasury of his
studio, but he was positive the end result would be well worth it. It took a
couple weeks for him to work out a script, cast the characters (most of whom
were played by themselves), and building the props. Some such props were
dragon eggs made of glass and decorated w
Sadness In My EyesTo regret livingSadness In My Eyes1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Being forsaken and forgotten
Knowing that wherever I go
I turn the air gloomy
My heart sinks in sorrow
Desperately trying to catch a breath of happiness
But the grieving tides keep it under
Keeping my head low and month shut
To make everyone's life tearless
While mine's it miserable
In my heart I am weeping
In my mind I am wretched
In my soul I am a downcast, a letdown, a disappointment
A monster that craves nothing but sadness
And to make other as blue and pale
I hear only the cries of others despair
I see the barrier and emptiness of others in their hearts
I dream every night the most depressing moments of my life:
everything I experienced since I was born
I cry myself to sleep because I don't want these dreams
But no one can see these tears
On the outside all they see is youth and joy
When on the inside there is a monster turning the saddest things in existence
Into my reality
Heroes of Hearts United: Ch. 4Heroes of Hearts UnitedHeroes of Hearts United: Ch. 41 year ago in Profiles More Like This
The Purple Dragon
Wings of orange and yellow flapped quickly in the sunlight of a cloudless day. A females voice called out as more wings followed.
"Spyro! Slow down! Where are we going anyway?" An almost black tiny dragon with magenta wings and underbelly and silver horns and markings beneath her eyes and along her forehead asks her close friend, confused with the situation.
A light purple dragon as small as she with golden horns and tail tip with wings to match flew in front of her, leading her somewhere she didn't know. He had a serious look to his face and flew faster than she'd ever seen him fly.
"I found something, Cynder. I don't know what it is or what it does but you need to see it." He answers her finally. Cynder, flapping her wings fast enough to catch up with the purple dragon, gave a wondering look. Spyro, feeling her eyes, looks at her and gives her a look she didn't know.
The young male looked back forward and gasps.
"There it is."
Race Creation: Realm ShifterSo yesterday one of my friends came and asked about how one of my characters was a 'Realm Shifter' and well here's the basic info of that conversation.Race Creation: Realm Shifter1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Well a Realm Shifter is more than just a time traveler. They possess qualities like that but its not just time they warp. Space, Time, and Dimensional Barriers need to be broken in order for a shifter to move from place to place. And when i say broken i dont mean shattered and entirely destroyed broken.
I mean as in an entry and exit point. Hence most likely portals, but that isnt it's limits. They can be anything, doors, lockers, toilets, helmats, cars, etc you name it? It can be done. The entry and exit can wind up anywhere if not specified. Hence making getting to different area's a pain for the first time due to the uncontrollable exit point. But special landmark 'markers' help make the exit point easier to not get screwed over with.
Besides that anyone can become it. Its just only very few survive the space controllment training to
So Begin's a WarThe day started normally for Darkness and Tikala which was making sure everything was in working order so they could go be with Hisspan and Wolfen for a day, because Hisspan invited them over to come and hang out for a day or two because its been a while for them.So Begin's a War1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Everything ready dear?" Darkness asked his wife Tikala as they were leaving. "Yes sweetie everythings fine. The kids are safe with Espiata. Now lets go have some fun!" Tikala said rushing out the door like a woman would be going to an all clearance sale "Alrighty then." The two made there way to Hisspan and Wolfen's house Darkness couldnt shake the fact that he felt something was amiss there because even when no one was out he felt normally except this time. He shook off his feelings before going to Hisspan and Wolfen's house so he wouldnt worry them.
Off in the nearby woods a cobra had been watching and preparing for a kidnapping with a few select units with him "Hmm... why not this time do more than just kidnapping... prep
FC/OC QUIZ: Timely TravelsThis is a fancharacter / original character quiz for time travelers. Pick a character or group of characters that does a lot of time travel, and have them respond to the following questions.FC/OC QUIZ: Timely Travels1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
(A fair-skinned brunette woman wearing a black cloak approaches the camera. The lights dim noticeably as she does. She appears to be in her early twenties, and on closer inspection, her skin is slightly tinted gray.)
Introduce yourself, please.
???: My name is Amelie Summers. I apologize for my unusual appearance-- I'm a vampire.
Tell us a few things about yourself.
Amelie: Like I said, I'm a vampire. To be more specific, I belong to the Clockrose clan of vampires. The clan symbol is tattooed right here. (She points out a tattoo on her left arm: a red rose pinned behind the hands of a clock. The clock hands are positioned at about 11:00.) I was turned about twelve ye
Dictionary Fortune-TellingDictionary fortune-telling is the ancient art of using a dictionary to discern your future. All you need are said dictionary (any standard Merriam-Webster dictionary will suffice) and a single small bead or other small object. The steps are as follows:Dictionary Fortune-Telling1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Set the dictionary on a table in front of you, closed and face down.
2. Turn your back on it.
3. Without looking, open the dictionary to a random page.
4. Place the bead on an open page of the dictionary, still without looking.
5. Turn around and look. The word whose definition the bead landed on or near is your Fate Word, and will tell your future.
FATE WORD INTERPRETATION GUIDE
Second letter is R (e.g. "creative"): You have recently made a big mistake.
Ends in Y (e.g. "identify"): You will soon have to make an important decision.
Contains at least one Z (e.g. "amaze"): Relax. Your future will be easier on you than you think it will.
Begins and ends with the s
Fancharacter profile: SnapType of character: SonicverseFancharacter profile: Snap1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Age: About 15
Race/species: Thylacine* (Mobian)
*Or "tasmanian tiger" or "tasmanian wolf" if you prefer. But I prefer "thylacine" because it's more concise.
Snap's primary body color is a bright orange-yellow color, around #FFCC00 in standard RRGGBB hexadecimal. He has precisely 14 horizontal stripes running down his back, from the top of his head to his tail. His eyes are brown, and his ears are standard-sized and rounded. He has black pawpads on his hands and feet, and his muzzle and underbelly are white.
His height and proportions are pretty average for a Mobian. His tail is slightly longer than his legs, and tapers off to a point. He wears no clothes whatsoever.
Snap is a daredevil and a show-off. He's always looking for new things to try and new stunts to perform using his unique sk
War is not for showA different wind can blow around before a storm of either nature or war it dosent matter they all mean the same to Darkness for he had managed to get himself locked up in yet another situation but unlike this one he locked out all of his abilities and decided to see what its like to fight by there terms which despite their advancements in technology for his planet these people used giant mechs to fight. These mechs had one common name. 'Wanzer'War is not for show2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"So how much for this one?" Darkness asked a mechanic in front of a Wanzer store
"Are you sure you want this one? Its not close to comparable in this age against the other wanzers that are around." "It has this air about it for me." "Allright.... its 400 Zenny sir." "Umm... whats the conversion for Drakonian money?" "Depends on the class its comming from." "Would King of the Planet be a class?" The shop keeper just was outright stunned that his customer was the king of Drakerion and yet he looked no more than a commoner in wealth! "Uhh..... w-w-