Star Wars: Troubles, chapter 4Star Wars: Troubles, chapter 45 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Twin suns raised on the Media planet and along with them, live began to wake up as well. Obi-Wan greeted the sunrise with pleasure and relief, because that meant they would finally take off of this terrible planet. Taking into consideration that Media was one of the uncivilized world in Outer Rim, they spent around two weeks in the thick jungle to find some kind of rare animal that escaped from the experiment lab, and now Obi-Wan, instead of admiring the beautiful views, was scratching something that felt like thousands and thousands of bug bites. He cursed under his breath, walking after his master, who seemed strangely unaffected. They were supposed to leave yesterday, however, ship that was to take them hadn't appeared, but thank Force, master Jinn contacted the captain and here he was. To his relief, Obi-Wan noticed space ship sitting on a large meadow, still with its engines working and ready to fly. Master Jinn laughed with a good natured tease, when boy had run eag
I'm Not What People Thought I Was chpt 1I'm Not What People Thought I Was chpt 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Title: I'm not what people thought I was
Summary: Anakin has been raised in the Jedi temple since birth, but things start to change when he fights in the Clone Wars. Friendships are shattered, hearts are broken, and when Anakin is captured by the Sith, nobody can trust him or his intentions.
Chapter: Conceived by Midi-Chlorians
Disclaimer: I do not own Star Wars
A beam of sunlight shone through the four large windows that surrounded the Council Chambers. In the middle of the room, standing above the broad circle on the floor, stood a man. He had wispy brown hair which fell right below his shoulders, and intelligent blue eyes that met the gazes of each and every one of the human's and humanoids sitting in the chairs around the circle; the chairs were designed for their specific species. Not only was this man's appearance a shock to the Council, for he was supposed to be away on a mission with his Padawan, who was only at the age of fourteen - wh
Don't Die Without MeDon't Die Without Me5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Don't die without me, my love.
Don't surrender your last breath.
When we meet on Mustafar,
You will be living,
And I will be dead.
Buried deep within a casket of cyborg.
His name is Darth Vader,
Not Anakin Skywalker.
Don't die without me, my love.
Stay with me forever.
Let me wrap you up in mystery force,
And save your soul for a thousand years,
Your beauty forever captured,
Our children save forever.
Let us join together in the end.
And be Padmé and Anakin forevermore.
CSF-14 Hurricane specificationsSpecifications: Royal Mitsubishi Heavy Industries CSF-14 Hurricane/TyphoonCSF-14 Hurricane specifications2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Crew: 1; pilot
Length: 65 ft, 0 in
Wingspan: 48 ft 6 in
Height: 10 ft 4 in
Wing area: 448 ft²
Empty weight: 28,240 lb (12821 kg)
Loaded weight: 56,722 lb (25752 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 73,697 lb (33458 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Commonwealth Power Supply Systems CPSS-300 thermonuclear fusion engines
-Dry thrust: 34,800 lbf (154.86 kN)
-Thrust with afterburner: 39,772 lbf for -200 (176.99 kN for -300)
Fuel capacity: 16,975 lb (7,707 kg) internal
Maximum speed (atmosphere): Mach 3.8
Maximum speed (Space): 640 kps acceleration
High altitude: Mach 3.7+
Low altitude: Mach 2.4
Combat radius: 29,224 nmi (planetary)
Combat radius: 30,125,000 smi (spatial)
Ferry range: 14,022 mi (planetary)
Service ceiling: 120,000 ft
Rate of climb: >60,000 ft/min
Thrust/weight: 2.82 (-200)
2 X Takashi-Toyama Mark V neutron guns
2 X Sony Optical & Energy Weapons Division “Silver Bullet
Blood Force Ch. 2Chapter 2: Envious LoveBlood Force Ch. 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Night had fallen. At this time, Padawans and other Apprentices usually head to their quarters to sleep while the Masters meditated or tended to other matters. In Allik's quarters, however, he could neither sleep nor meditate. He had thought about Jerid teasing him again but could also sensed some truth in his words about Kailee. He could see her smiling at him again, over and over in his mind. He could see the affection in her eyes. It warmed his heart, seeing her smile. Yet at the same time, it also petrified him. Jedi were forbidden to fall in love, let alone have romantic attachments. As far as he knew, the only special case that was allowed was Revan and Bastila, two Jedi Knights who helped defeat Darth Malak, destroyed the Star Forge, and ended the Jedi Civil War about three centuries earlier. He also remembered the tale of Bastila giving birth to Revan's son, Varner, who went on to continue the bloodline until it reached to Revan's descendant Sat
Thicker Than Acid RunoffThe morning's weather forecast was typical for the central region of Mur: sunny and dry with a 30% chance of despair by early afternoon, 99% chance by nightfall. Faron Haldor, a returning resident to the arid, mountainous district, lived perpetually in the 1% not overcome by despair, but unfortunately it was denial, not personal determination, that kept him from joining the majority of the district's inhabitants.Thicker Than Acid Runoff4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Over the years he'd lost most of his family, watched his older brother decline physically from health problems (and mentally from his questionable self-diagnosis and treatment of those problems), and just weeks ago, Faron himself had been discharged from the army under less than honorable conditions. The only job available to him upon his return to Mur was a bottom-rung, hazardous mining gig, which made for brutally long workdays. In Faron's shoes, anyone else would have given up by their third day. The ex-soldier told himself it was his duty to be back in Mur. After all, his
UNSC Dakota-class Light BattleshipDakota-class Light BattleshipUNSC Dakota-class Light Battleship3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
• Length- 2,250m
• Width- 422m
• Heigh/Depth- 469m
XR2 Borlin Fields: S81/X-DFR
Slipspace Drive: Mark X Macedon/Z-78726HDS
Shielding: Advance Shielding
Hull: 196cm Titanium-A3 armor plating
• Naval- 3,597
• Marine- 2,418
• Intelligence- 874
• Orbital Dock Shock Trooper
• UNSC Army
• UNSC Marine Corps
• UNSC Air Force
Other System(s): A.I. Inara
• 1x Modified MAC gun (similar to the Pillar of Autumn’s, Bow mounted)
• 1x Regular Size Special MAC (specifically design to go from firing MAC rounds to firing an Energy Projector like beam, Bow mounted)
• 146x M42 Archer Missile Pods
• 98x M75 Rapier Missile Pods
• 196x M93 Howler Missile Pods
• 332x 70mm Point Defense Turrets
• Mark 2
Commander That I Used To KnowCommander That I Used To KnowCommander That I Used To Know3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Now and then I think of night that we spend together
Like when we said I love you 'till I die"
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember
You can get addicted to a certain kind of Cerberus
Like resignation to the Man
The Illusive Man
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad that it was over
But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened
And that we were nothing
I don't even need your love
But you died in that crash
And I feel so rough
No, you didn't have to stoop so love
Accused me behind my friends
And then send one message
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just Lieutenant that I used to know
Now you're just Commander that I used to know
Now and then I think of all the time
Ursa Major-class heavy commercial haulerName: Ursa Major-class heavy commercial haulerUrsa Major-class heavy commercial hauler2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Manufacturer: Centauri Heavy Industries, Centauri Orbital Commerical Yards , Alpha Centauri V orbit (primary yard)
Type: Interstellar heavy commericial hauler
Control System: Bridge w/screen control stations
Length: 820 meters
Width: 340 meters
Main Drive: 1 x 2.8 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 1 x 10,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Heavy Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 15 kps (kilometers per second)/1.0 light year per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: Anti-collision/spatial radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, telescope
Fixed Armament: None
Additional Armament/Compliment: 156 crew (12 flight crew, 96 maintenance crew, 48 loading/cargo crew), 4 shuttles, 16 tugs
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors
Equipment: Artificial gravity system, escape pod system, interstellar communication system, sa
The FloodThe FloodThe Flood3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Washing away screaming victims like a roaring tide.
With the pop of Infection forms against shields,
Before the sickening crunch of chests being torn open as victims yield,
And the snapping of bones and the tearing of skin and flesh,
To make way for vicious tentacles to slash those that hide,
And the cracking of heads pushed aside,
No longer needed as Infection Forms take over,
To form something grotesque,
A frightening monster of a being that once was,
And with gurgles and blood curdling cries and unnatural screams,
Another Combat Forms joins the ranks of the Flood,
Horrors marching inexorably to their final, terrible goal,
And nothing will stop them.
TDF WeaponsTDF Weapons3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
TDF weapons database
Main Turret Artillery
Tachyon Artillery: Tachyons are slowed down below light speed by a gravitation trap with rotating polarization (changing direction), that is the reason why the tachyon gun is U- shaped, and fires two pulses per shot. The tachyons want to get back over light speed, and accelerate after leaving the gun, when they hit matter they lose their strange energy and transform the matter into antimatter, and break through the lightbarrier. The destructive effect is because of this caused by the antimatter, so the usage of tachyon guns in atmosphere is limited to zero, also in space the range is limited due to the exhaust of ships engines and interstellar gas, this causes the red color of the pulses.
Effective range: mostly used in mid distance combat (100 000km), maximal effective shot was one Ls (lightsecond = 300 000km), but had limited effectivity, due to the high loss of tachyons
muzzlespeed = 0.5 c up to0.75 c
mostly used in destructiv
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #101/02/03!3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
#101) Why do so many bronies lie about their gender? So many (guys) pretend to be girls and it's weird. This one guy pretended he was a slutty girl pony so guys would sex roleplay with him and treat him nicer and flirt with him. Am I the only person who thinks this is creepy? You shouldn't lie about who you are, should you?
Answer: Of course you shouldn't lie about who you are. You should know everything about everyone. I don't befriend someone unless I know at least the following details: what their blood type is; where they grew up; if they have a history of heart failure in the family; when they started to walk; what their first word was; how many kids they plan on having (if any); and so on. The list is endless, and even then you can't trust people.
Concealing information is fair enough, but lying about information is a bit of an odd one. On the one hand you have the power to be whoever you want to be online – if you're a weedy, anxious individual who can't co
A Fish in The NoseMy dear friends, as you know, I've been to Mars on business and onlyA Fish in The Nose4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
recently I've returned from my stay. By now you've probably received several
letters detailing my experiences, so I won't trouble you with redundancy
by retelling these stories. The ship I took home took six and a half weeks to
traverse the void, during which time I made several acquaintances. None were so
interesting as a man who never told me his name, as he was troubled by a most
logical paranoia. I kept a record of our conversations, as the tale he told me truly
"Before I begin, I shall warn you that what I say is to be trusted.
This is no mere campfire story. I am a respected scientist in my field, which I
shall not reveal to you due to my current situation. A man is looking for me, if
you could call him a man. Beware those who breathe deeply and stare with
empty eyes. That is the best advice anyone could give. A few months ago I was
part of a team exploring Arsia Mons, we were told there were seve
Dawn of Destiny: Chapter ZeroIt was a train wreck. A total train wreck. At least, that's what ran through the mind of Colonel Brent Lilan, commanding officer of Falcon Platoon. His unit was dispatched in Cleveland. It was a familiar scenario. The Bakma had attacked, and the Earth Defense Network—EDEN—had sent Falcon Platoon to defend the city. Only this time, it wasn't that simple. Buildings lay toppled across the street, shattered cars littered the roads and sidewalks, and fresh craters lined what was once Public Square. Even worse, Intelligence had been wrong about everything—the number of Bakma craft, the number of Bakma on the ground, everything. Even their maps were obsolete. The result was a Falcon Platoon bloodbath.Dawn of Destiny: Chapter Zero9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Lilan epitomized an EDEN veteran—a crew cut of steel gray hair, a body tattooed with scars, and a penetrating glare that reflected a pessimistic wisdom about the reality of the Alien War. Though unrecognized on the streets of the common man, the command staff at Richmond knew him well. If
To Build A HumanTo Build A Human4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I wonder if I died last night.
I once wondered if I had died the night before. And that's not even the strangest thought I had that fateful day. But perhaps I should start from the beginning
I had been thinking about the troubling philosophical issue regarding the hypothetical teleportation device that uses quantum entanglement to instantaneously transfer data, then uses that data to exactly replicate the individual in the new place and simultaneously destroy the original. The new copy is like a twin with all the same memories of the original, right up to the event of the teleportation, creating a perfect illusion of transportation to everyone, including the replicant, who would have first person memory of the lifetime of the original and therefore believe himself to be the original. The only party for whom this fax machine from hell fails is the original, who is stifled by nonexistence.
So how can one be certain of this tragic flaw without experiencing it fi
Honor Your FallenOne for the man who answered the call.Honor Your Fallen3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
One for the brother taken too soon.
One for the man who gave his all.
One for hearts made heavy and sad.
One for families torn apart;
One for a boy now without his dad.
One for the onslaught of tears,
One for the new struggles.
One for so many lost years.
One for the mother's only son,
One for the memories;
One more, one more until this war is won.
One for the brother coming home under his Nation's flag,
One for the ultimate sacrifice,
One for the man in the body bag.
One for the love of the fight,
One for family born not of blood.
One for that final flight.
One for the free.
One for you
Until it's just me.
A final salute for those who no longer hurt,
For the boys who paid the ultimate price;
Twenty one guns for my family in the dirt.
Artemis Of The BowArtemis Of The Bow3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Twin of my brethren youth,
This forest is thou own.
Sworn to the faces of the moon
And the silver, Divinity bestows.
Off the hunt, and above the hounds -
Life within the bow!
Fairest maiden of many calls,
This forest is thou own.
Archer of the gleaming dart,
My sister of the dualist two -
The nymphs have sworn their oath,
To the daughter who runs with wolves.
Favoured by Zeus and amongst all Gods,
Man played no part in this -
No part in the making of this maiden.
Thy fair Goddess, Artemis.
Global Reach SpecificationsGlobal Reach Specifications3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Dimensions & Capacities:
4 (pilot, co-pilot, and 2 WSO's)
175,000 lbs empty
2,615,000 lbs maximum takeoff weight
1,900,000 lbs internal (JP7)
400,000 lbs internal LOX
17,600+ mph in orbit
6,000+ mph (Mach 8.44+) @ 120,000 ft
Mach 3.5 @ 60,000 ft
Mach 6 @ 120,000 ft
Mach .92 subsonic cruise
Low Earth Orbit
Rate of Climb:
80,000+ ft per minute
14 days in orbit
5+ @ max weight
5- @ max weight
11G structural limit
Thrust to Weight
Nephilim.Nephilim.Nephilim.1 year ago in Drama More Like This
If you look into the lives of others, then you may find one or two things similar to your own life, love, compassion, and sometimes war.
The war following the Rebel alliance has come.
The Empire is looking for the Rebels, for the rogue Jedi who fight against them.
And yet, they are so easily hidden in sight.
Ahsoka and Barriss walked, the silence between them was a loud noise that buzzed within their ears. The rain patted against the hard soil, running off into small cracks within the ground instead of sinking into the soil that so desperately needed the moisture.
Barriss put her hand up, stopping Ahsoka in her tracks and bent down slowly, her hand fiddling with the dry soil before crushing it and dropping it to the ground.
“Well, we can safely say we’re on the right track” Barriss whispered, a smile spreading across her face as she pushed herself to her feet.
A small light appeared in Ahsoka’s eye, something Barriss hadn’t seen for a long
InterceptorInterceptor3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When they came in, they always came in fast. They skid low across the atmosphere like silvery stones, flushed with coldness and dawn. It seems like they had been coming for a few years now, and perhaps observing for some time before that. We knew what they had been doing for awhile, but due to the scale of the previous conflict their depredations went unnoticed. Unnoticed at least by nations and armies. The inhabitants of a remote farm would go missing. Bandits, of course. A fishing vessel might disappear, just before dawn on a clear calm night. Drift mine, most likely. However, the disappearance of all the human inhabitants from certain remote island chains seemed harder to explain.
As things were rebuilt, one missing person became ten, then a hundred, then a thousand. A sort of harvest was suspected. It took radar and collective will to finally see them clearly. Silent, swift, and hungry. We almost never saw them at all. We never found any trace of their victims. They came o
AnN Show: Ahsoka Has a SecretAhsoka: Hello everyone and welcome to the AnN show! As you know I'm Ahsoka.AnN Show: Ahsoka Has a Secret4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Naiki: And I'm Naiki.
Anakin: Anakin here.
Obi-wan: Obi-wan right here.
Naiki: Alright now today we are taking questions from some of the fans, the first
question is from......Larry.
Naiki: Larry asks if I can kick Anakin in the balls.
(Anakin looks as if he was going to kill Larry, as did Naiki)
Naiki: Larry, get a life, and get back to your pillow girlfriend. She said she misses you.
(Crowd laughs, Larry blushes)
Larry: Kriff you Naiki!
(Larry runs out of the studio)
Naiki: Well at least he's gone. Ok next question!
Ahsoka: The next question is from .Barrissiscool and her question is, to Anakin. Anakin, if Ahsoka had died going against the Managuards, what would you have done?
Anakin: First off Barrissiscool, you're stupid. And second, I would have probably went to go kill Dooku other than go to Jabba, after I killed him I would mourn her.
Ahsoka: You would do t