A Study in Pokemon TaxonomyThe science and practice of organizing and classifying Pokémon into a coherent ordering that does not directly contradict the already well-established taxonomy of all other life forms is a daunting task that has troubled Pokémon biologists for some time due to several main factors: the general differences between Pokémon and other life forms at the cellular level; contrary to that, the similarities in body structure of many Pokémon and similar animals; the dilemma of whether to count Pokémon as more closely related by Elemental type or by body structure; and the lack of any sort of clear pattern of common decent amongst Pokémon, contrary to most other categories of life.A Study in Pokemon Taxonomy4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The first and foremost point that must be addressed in Pokémon Biology is their inherent cellular energy signature. This is the reason why Pokémon's cell structure can be easily destabilized and compressed into energy for storing inside a Poké ball. It
Lugia ReportLugia Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Lugia is an immense mythic beast mentioned in a number of ancient writings from several different cultures. It is generally referred to as the "Guardian of the Waters" or the "Beast of the Sea", both names being derived from its ability to control ocean waves and storms. Its forelimbs are wings, and despite its draconic appearance, Lugia is officially classified as a bird. Its long serpentine neck supports a sleek avian head with twin violet crests rising above each eye. The feathers at its wingtips are the most prominent, the rest being folded together much like the sleek, waterproof down that covers the rest of its body. Its thigh muscles are particularly well developed, and its hind legs are three-toed and almost mammalian in appearance. Completing the draconic form is a long reptilian tail tipped with violet spikes. Its coloring has been reported as silve
Charizard ReportCharizard Report4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Charizard are large, draconic Fire-type Pokémon, and the fully evolved form of Charmander, a species recognized as official Pokémon League Starters. As such, Charizard are relatively rare in the wild, and their habitats are under strict protection and regulation by the League. Charmander are commonly bred in captivity and distributed to beginning Pokémon Trainers, so it is not uncommon for experienced trainers to possess Charizard.
Charizard are upright-postured orange-scaled reptiles with a stocky build. Their long necks are slender, as are their skulls. The long forelimbs are built rather differently than most reptiles, being held out to the side with a rotating shoulder suited to grasping and climbing. The hind legs are short and heavy, with thick, blunt claws for digging into cliffsides. Charizard sport a third pair of lim
Mewtwo ReportMewtwo Report4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Felismythos originis anceps
Mewtwo is a transgenic Pokémon widely considered to be one of the most powerful Pokémon in the world. Its body is tall and overbearing with a distinctly humanoid anatomy. The head is the only part that is catlike, with pointed ears and the typical feline jaw structure. Connecting the rear of the head to the upper back is a tubular bundle of nerves, which serve to amplify Mewtwo's already powerful brain. The upper body and arms are lean and sinewy, with the chest covered by a solid plate of bone. By contrast, the lower half of the body is rounded and well-built, with extremely large thigh muscles. Like Mew, Mewtwo's fur is very short and fine, but the coloring is a pale violet. The tail is long, thick, and hairless.
One rather unusual aspect of Mewtwo is that blood samples confirm it to be chromosomally male, however, it was engineered to
TSTOF chapter 5--TSTOF chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rain had not ceased for days, but tonight it was harder and colder than it ever had been.
Fleas, as a rule, do not like water. We cannot swim. And even knowing that the puddles and lakes that lined the Paris streets were far too small for me to drown in now brought me no comfort. I was soaked through, lost, cold, exhausted, miserable, and utterly alone. The warm lights that shone through the windows of the houses I passed offered me a glimpse at happiness; An old couple reading together, a family eating dinner. I didn't care for any of that.
Lucille was here somewhere.
After finally losing the police, I risked going back to the Cabaret where I'd seen her last. She was sitting with the stout owner I'd seen before, talking softly before walking out into the rain and getting into a carriage. It was dangerous, what I did, but I felt I had no choice.
As silently as I could, I crawled onto the back of the carriage and held still.
How no one saw me, I'll never know. Perhaps it was w
Sweet Dreams Ch9-Chapter Nine-Sweet Dreams Ch96 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Gallade came a steady voice.
His head jerked up to gaze at the pitch-black Pokemon there before him.
Take me to her.
T-to her ? he muttered, unsure at first. When it was clear that he wanted to see Alice, he jumped up abruptly, taking Darkrais hand. Y-yes! Of course!
Moments later, the two weary Pokemon stood before the expansive door leading in. Gallade hesitated, looking uncomfortable.
After a silent minute, Darkrai eased forward and slammed his fist against the door loudly. He pounded again at it, and again until finally there was a response behind the wall.
Hang on a second!! a stressed voice that was so obviously Tonios, screeched.
Darkrai backed up some as the golden sideways latch clicked and the door swung open.
The two stood for a quiet moment as they drank in each others site. A cross look ate Tonios face. What do you want--?
Without a word, Da
The Story of a Special DarkraiTHE STORY OF A VERY SPECIAL DARKRAIThe Story of a Special Darkrai4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
(Okay, before I begin, I just want to say that this will turn out to be a VERY LONG story! It has to do with one of my Closest Friends, Cause he's really awesome, and very nice! I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did while typing this! Have fun reading it! Oh, and one more thing, this is a little different on how the actual movie goes, and how him and I met, so, I'm just saying that I am sorry to my friend for changing some things. Please don't get mad at me, again sorry! Remember to leave a comment if you want, BUT NO RUDE COMMENTS. Okay, enjoy everyone! ^_^)
It was all fun and games when I was little, even though I barely had any friends. However, I will always enjoy my time flying around and spooking people, along with Pokemon! There's actually a big reason why I don't have a lot of friends - I give others Nightmares. I don't try to scare people, it's just an ability that I was born with. Most of my species has the same Ability as
The tale of Darkrai, part 2Nestled in a canyon side, far in the outlands, lay a hidden research facility. Inside, the wailing of Cressalia could be heard far and wide, a cry of anguish and pain.The tale of Darkrai, part 29 months ago in Drama More Like This
"Quiet that beast!" The lead scientist barked as he came into the lab Cressalia was contained in.
"We're trying sir, we're trying." One of the other scientists told him, "This Pokemon just won't stop. And shocking it only makes it cry even louder."
"Blasted ingrate! When I say to do something, I want it done! Now shut it up!!" Urgently, the other scientists went to work to silence Cressalia's crying. But try as they might, Cressalia refused to remain silent.
"Well, this is a mess." the lead scientist grumbled while his associates worked, "We need to research how Cressalia's power is able to keep Darkrai's nightmares at bay. Normally, Darkrai has the advantage by type, yet Cressalia always prevails. Why?"
"Sir, our radar has detected another Pokemon coming for the base." A security guard came in to inform, "It's Darkrai."
typical"You are pathetic."typical5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That statement probably would've made a bigger impact, had Darkrai been awake to hear her.
Then again, she shouldn't have expected him to be; it was like this every time they left one of Arceus' parties. It was inevitable: one of the other legendaries - usually Raikou, Zapdos, or Ho-Oh, sometimes even Giratina if he was feeling particularly sadistic - would challenge Darkrai to a drinking contest. Darkrai was never one to back down from a challenge (even one as juvenile in nature as a drinking contest - what did they think they were, humans?) so of course he accepted every single time, and it always ended the exact same way, every single time.
His ghostly form would falter after only a few shots, and then he wouldn't be able to hover staight without smashing into things, and then it would fall onto her to drag him back to his island. "Oh, Cresselia can do it, she doesn't mind! It's on the way back to Fullmoon Island anyway," the others would say
Darkrai's Past Chapter 1 Under a New Moon???:Great...back to work...as always...Darkrai's Past Chapter 1 Under a New Moon2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
???: Oh don't be that way, Darkrai!
Darkrai:Easy for you to say Cresselia at least you don't feed off other peoples nightmares.
Cresselia: Oh don't act like you hate it! You know you love it especially when the kids wet themselves and run crying to their parents or Pokemon!
Darkrai:Yeah that's true. -smirks-
Cresselia: Besides tonight is the night when your at your strongest. The night where you make the hold world into one long night of nightmares of which they can't wake up from till morning.
Darkrai:That's right! I almost forgot. That means you get to stay here on Dream Island and watch from a safe distance. Thank Arceus the creator for that.
Cresselia:True if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have this little paradise. You have your side of the island and I have mine.
Darkrai:Yeah...time for me to make my move. -flies down to Earth-
Cresselia: Don't forget to watch out for those crooks that almost got you last time!
Darkrai:-ignores her warning t
Sweet Dreams Ch8-Chapter Eight-Sweet Dreams Ch86 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Numerous times now, after Tonio had gotten Alice settled down in a warm bed, Darkrai had been ignored. His only way around was by the hand of Gallade. And, trouble was, according to Tonio now, Gallade wasnt allowed in the house.
At least with Darkrai he wasnt.
Gallade had resorted to two things. He would either have Darkrai wait outside with him until he could see clearly again, or he would risk taking him into town and hopefully get to the Poke Centre.
Darkrai did not, however, respond to his second idea, and so convinced the swords Pokemon to wait with him. Hed settled down next to him, legs crossed, hesitant to talk at all. And yet, there were many things he wished to say. you know that it wasnt your fault, correct ? he began slowly, turning his head slightly to face the silent Pokemon beside him. Gallade almost wished he was asleep.
The only response, he now realised after seeing it, was either a
Poke Ball EssayPokémon are different from all other life in that their cellular structure is energy-based. This makes them the only things on earth whose chemical makeup can be quickly and easily converted into energy and compressed. This can be accomplished a number of different ways, but the most common and easiest is through the Poke ball.Poke Ball Essay4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Humans discovered that by hollowing out Apricorns, Pokémon could be shrunk down and contained inside--though they didn't really understand how (A substance in apricorns can be refined in a way that destabilizes a Pokemon's cellular structure). Today's Poké balls are much more complex. Capturing a Pokémon simply requires physical contact with it--the impact activates sensors that detect the Pokémon, open the ball and convert the Pokémon into energy, drawing it in.
A Pokémon can prevent its own capture in a number of different ways. Simplest of all, it can dodge or attack the ball in any way that would keep it from making contact
A Night in Eternity: Chapter 2Chapter 2A Night in Eternity: Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Eragon rolled over as he slowly overcame his deep slumber; the morning sun warming him as he stretched in his bed.
His fingers ran across the bed beside him, as if looking for something. All they found was warmth, warmer than any other part of the sheets he lay on.
Everything smelled like pine.
With a jolt, Eragon sat up but the world kept moving and he lurched forward clutching his head in pain.
"Urrghraa," he groaned as everything spun around him. It felt like his brain was too big for his skull and it throbbed in pain. A wave of nausea spread through him and his tongue felt like moss had grown on it.
He murmured a spell to relieve his pain, although a dull throbbing remained. He cracked opened his eyes only for the light to attack him, but he withstood it as he looked beside him.
The bed was empty, although it looked like it had recently been occupied.
Suddenly blurred and flashes of the night before sprang to his mind as he attempted to make sense of it.
HS TG Stories: P.E.Today marked a new semester at the local high school. Everyone was excited to get new classes while the teachers hung out in their offices planning out the new semester. I was one of the many students excited for new classes, everything was to easy for me.HS TG Stories: P.E.5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This semester I got classes that would actually be challenging. After taking another glance at my scheduale I noticed a class that stuck out, P.E. I wasn't very athletic but I needed another P.E credit to graduate, so I simply accepted this minor complication.
Few classes later and I was walking down the steps to my P.E class. Each step I took felt like it was going to be my last. I opened the steel door that led into the gym after taking the last step off the stairs. A young looking women walked up to me and introduced herself as Ms. Star.
She was going to be our substitute teacher till the regular teacher was back. Ms. Star refused to tell us where the regular teacher was but she creeped me out as if she was staring into my soul or
.:Malade Francoeur:.The following fan-fiction contains spoilers for the end of A Monster in Paris. This is a Francoeur/Lucille fiction, rated PG for mild suspense..:Malade Francoeur:.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ever since the return of Francoeur, everything around Paris had changed. The Rare Bird exploded in popularity, many people from all around France wanting to see and hear the amazing being that was the giant flea. He accepted the attention very well; though he was still overly protected by his friends. Very rarely did they allow anyone to photograph Francoeur, though they did sell pictures of him as post-cards and fliers.
Tonight, like many other nights previous, the cabaret show was due to start any minute. Lucille wriggled into her tiny white dress, while her aunt sat back, prepared with the harness that held the singer's angelic wings into place. "There!" The plump woman said sweetly, pressing the curved sections on the hidden harness a bit more onto her niece's shoulders to make sure they were secured into place.
Sweet Dreams Ch5-Chapter Five-Sweet Dreams Ch56 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
With her legs carrying her as fast as her heart was racing, Alice dashed down the cliffs stairwell to what she hoped, a safe Darkrai. As hard as she tried not to, her mind wandered off to show her the very worst state he could be in.
And yet hed survived so much more than a fall like this; example being when he charged Palkia when it had first appeared in the square. The shield it had up around it hit back twice as hard as he did, and sent him into the cold, hard ground as if hed been shot from a cannon.
Could a simple misstep or of being unsteady and falling like this really kill him when compared to the thought of that? She hoped not. Pokemon were supposed to handle much more than any human, what with the battles some of them went through daily. Unquestionably, then, she wished and prayed with all her being that this statement could be true.
And also, now as she continued to race down the flight of endless stairs, she thought of an
Darkness and LightDarkness.Darkness and Light2 years ago in Romance More Like This
That was what Wes’s life had been like.
Not that he had cared. It took him a while to realize how much damage he was causing.
But once he did, he realized just how dark his life was.
Surrounded by people who were probably fully aware of how horrible the things they did were, but didn’t care. Forced to do so many things that made him feel ill. Hiding his emotions so he doesn’t become a target.
Wes had been surrounded by darkness. And sometimes, it didn’t look like he could get out.
Wes’s life has been filled with it ever since the day he met her.
Even after he had left, destroying Team Snagem’s base in the process, Wes still had felt trapped by the dark.
But then he met her, and then agreed to help her.
Rui was the light that had pulled Wes from the darkness.
Together ForeverWe will be together....forever...won't we, Mommy?Together Forever4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mommy...you love me, don't you?
You smile at me warmly, your eyes filled with affection.
You hold me close, protectively.
I feel so safe in your embrace.
Because I know that you will never let anything bad happen to me, you will protect me.
You will never leave me.
You will always be there for me
We will be together forever.
Mommy...are you ok?
I noticed that you don't seem to be feeling well lately...
You move slower then usual, and you seem so tired...
But it's ok...I know you will get better...
Because you are my mommy...you are strong.
And we will be together forever.
Mommy...why won't you wake up?
You have been sleeping for an awfully long time...
Wake up...please wake up...
I need you, Mommy...I need you...
You need to wake up.
Because we will be together forever.
Mommy...didn't you say that you would always be with me?
You have been laying there for so long...
You're skin is gone and you are
Sweet Dreams Ch3-Chapter Three-Sweet Dreams Ch36 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Alice! Alice, please stop pacing like that youll make me nervous Tonio coaxed, stopping her by standing in front of her swiftly. He stroked her back lightly and she let her head down in his chest.
But Tonio hes been in there for three days now today is going to be the fourth! Im so afraid
Nurse Joy says its for the best Im sure she knows whats good for him
Nurse Joy had in fact been there the three days ago when Jenny took them to the poke centre, but ignorantly, one of the bystanders as they saw who was in her carriage, locked Joy in a spare closet.
Needless to say, they were soon arrested.
Lets go visit him, Tonio Alice suggested softly.
Alright he agreed gently, despite this being only the twelfth time today. He wrapped his arm around her shoulder and they made their way back to the poke centre slowly
Mike's Guide to Making LanguagesPhonemesMike's Guide to Making Languages3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Phonemes are the most basic units of language, the individual sounds that make up words. Each letter in the alphabet represents an array of phonemes, and depending on your dialect, you may utilize anywhere from 30 to 50 in everyday speech. If you're designing a language for an alien, then chances are they'll have a different mouth structure than humans. Hence, their phonemes won't be exactly the same as ours, but there will be similarities, so it's still important to understand how our phonemes work so you can infer how your alien's phonemes will work.
Firstly, you can divide phonemes into two clades, consonants and vowels. Consonants are usually defined by three parameters: voice (whether the vocal chords vibrate during articulation), point of articulation (where the tongue is articulating), and manner of articulation (how is it articulating). For example, the phoneme [t] is a voiceless alveolar plosive, meaning the vocal chords aren't vibrating, the tongue is pressed against
Sweet Dreams Ch2-Chapter Two-Sweet Dreams Ch26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Darkrai, Darkrai, perfect Darkrai,
Oh, we must know how brave you are!
Darkrai, Darkrai, stupid Darkrai
We bet you dont know no one cares!
Darkrai, Darkrai, ignorant Darkrai,
Alice hates you! Alicia lied to you!
Darkrai, Darkrai, you werent meant for here,
Darkrai, Darkrai, naive Darkrai,
Leave here. sang a choir of teasing Pokemon dancing around him as he walked er - floated. Most of the time taunts like this didnt faze him too much. Unless of course one was directed to or about Alice. If any of them made fun of her directly, he would have the strongest, and dead serious urge to kill the.
Lately, he avoided this at all costs and settled for using his famous Dark Void on them. It usually taught them a lesson.
When he knew they were all behind him, he turned sharply as if on a dime and threw a randomized void back at them. It caught several unsuspecting Pokemon and th
Bink's Sake- EnglishYo-hohoho, Yo-hohoho,Bink's Sake- English5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Going to bring Bink's Sake!
Let the sea breeze lead the way!
On the waves all of our days
Across the salty deeps!
The sun above is floating high,
Painting circles in the sky.
Sea gulls sing and brass bells ring
Upon our floating home!
Say goodbye to all you know;
Head into the sun's warm glow.
Singing loud and singing proud,
We sail into the night!
Waves of gold and silver splash
Across the hull and mizzen mast.
We float on, all with a song,
To the ends of the sea!
Going to bring Bink's Sake,
A pirate's job for pirate's pay!
Like a stone, our boat skips on
And slices through the seas!
On clouds above we'll rest our head;
The rocking ship will be our bed.
On our flag the skull and dag-gers
Show we're to be feared!
If the waves dare dance too high,
If dark clouds obscure the sky,
Beat the drum and never run;
Live for that fateful dance!
If, in fear, you turn away,
You'll never see the break of day.
My Two Dads"And I wouldn't be interested in your daughter even if she was the last woman in Paris!" Raoul threw an arm up in frustration as he and Emile exited another building they had made a delivery to that morning. "Tch, some people! Think they know everything... and honestly do you really think I'd look good with that girl of hers?" just how he had ended up almost being matched with the elderly woman's daughter was beyond him but it had somehow happened.My Two Dads3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm pretty sure she didn't mean any offense, Raoul." Emile replied quietly as they climbed into their vehicle, Charles as always sitting in the front seat waiting for them. "Maybe she just wants her daughter to no longer be lonely and you seemed nice enough? Too bad she doesn't know you as well as I do!" he chuckled and ducked as Raoul took a playful swipe at his shorter friend.
"You're lucky you're my friend, Emile. I would slap someone else for less. And you, scoot over, ape." muttered Raoul at the white gibbon in his little vest and hat.
Sweet Dreams Ch1-Chapter One-Sweet Dreams Ch16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
No Im Alice, remember? she said sweetly, coming closer to him. Where does it hurt ? she couldnt help but find this all too familiar. Wasnt it only months ago that she found him in this same place under the tree hurt, calling her by her grandmothers name? That was when the skies were ablaze with violent fighting when everywhere and anywhere one saw pain and suffering. It was, in a way, a bit unnerving for her. It made the warm-hearted girl think that maybe... just maybe; these injuries he sustained were not merely from the gardens usual Pokemon.
But then he too was a usual garden Pokemon wasnt he? He wanted to think so. But even still, after that long time past when Alicia played Oracion for him and he was allowed to stay for as long as he liked there and even as far after when he saved Alamos Town and all the people and Pokemon in it