World Conference: Introductory ChapterYou took a deep breath as you pushed open the doors to the World Conference building. You had never been more nervous to start a new job. You walked into the lobby, looking around sheepishly at the busy people rushing through. You had no idea where to report to or even who to ask; the receptionist was on the phone. You took the opportunity to take in the surroundings. The décor was delicate, and you contemplated taking a seat in one of the plush armchairs. You had barely sat down when someone called your name. You stood up again right away.World Conference: Introductory Chapter3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"[Name]? Are you ready for the new job?" A tall man walked towards you, his blonde cowlick bobbing comically. It was America, the one who had gotten you this position.
"Ah, yes. I'm so glad you're here. Do you know where I'm supposed to go?"
He shook your hand as a greeting. "Of course, man! I'm here to escort you. Come on, I'll take you to your office," he said as he put a hand on your shoulder, steering you towards an elevator.
Didn't mean to scare you, oops(Requested by Dekler :3)Didn't mean to scare you, oops4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She opened her eyes, and saw that the Enderman had backed away slightly, and was now holding out a hand to help her up. The blond stared. What... Why on earth? In utter confusion, she grabbed it's hand and let out a yelp as it hoisted her to her feet with ease and held out the diamond block she'd abandoned when she'd run away. But why? Fleet tilted her head and took the block, looking into the Enderman's eyes. It stared back and seemed to quiver a little, but it could still move. Why? Just... Why?
The answer was because it liked those big bright blue eyes, and the shiny hair. The Enderman wondered whether or not the hair was soft. Fleet didn't understand why it was staring at her hair... Did it want to pet her or someth- Her question was answered as it raised it's hand to her head and ran it through her short hair. It sent a small shock through her, jolting her body. It was indeed soft, and the Enderman could detect a
Exotic PartnersIt was during the second year of our marriage that I realised my wife was a large monitor lizard.Exotic Partners10 years ago in Humor More Like This
It was one of those funny little revelations that creeps up on one over time. I think the first clue came when she decided to hibernate for the three winter months. At first it did not arouse my suspicions. After all I myself enjoyed a lie-in, and had once slept in three whole hours past the alarm - on a weekday! - so I did not think it particularly note-worthy when she tucked herself in at the start of December and remained there until late February. Still, it aroused in me some small seed of doubt - for I had never before known her to go even three days without tending to the garden, let alone three months.
Her taste in gardening was minimalist, and this I applauded; it may have been one of the reasons I married her, I forget now. Instead of the silly sentimentality of a lawn or a flower patch, she insisted that the entire garden was covered in soft fl
Living a Memory part 3The next morning, we were awoken by the nurses for our morning medicine dose. The main nurse stayed, but the others left. She told us that Colonel Mustang wanted to see us after we had gotten ready. I tried telling her that we didn’t have any clothes, but she just shushed me and walked over to a cupboard. She pulled out 2 little outfits for us to where. I smiled. I had jeans with a black t-shirt that had the creature on it. Finn was given another clean pair of shorts and a little black tank top. I brushed my sister’s hair and braided it like mom had shown me a year ago. It made Finn happy to have her hair braided again. But it put me in a melancholy mood because of the memories that followed the act. I just shrugged it off and brushed my hair, however I left it down. When we were all ready to go, I slipped on a pair of sandals that they provided us as did Finn. The Nurse led us down the hall to the Colonel’s office, but I led the pack for I had mastered the route alreLiving a Memory part 31 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Living a Memory part 2That’s when I woke up. Very slowly, I pried open my eyes to find 3 nurses surrounding me. My body hurt like crazy. I looked down to see my leg was fully bandaged and my head was bandaged too. I reached up and held it to stop the headache.Living a Memory part 21 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
One of the nurses sat on the edge of my bed. “Morning Sweetie. We’re glad to see you awake finally. How are you feeling?”
In a hoarse voice, I managed to say, “Yes.”
I had meant to say good, but I couldn't think straight. My head was spinning. The nurse smiled for she seemed to understand what I meant. She helped me sit up and sip down some liquid medicine to help my pain. Then it hit me.
“Where’s my sister?! Where’s Finn?!”
“Calm down. You’re sister is fine. She is over here, see?”
The nurse pulled back a curtain to reveal my little sister. She was still asleep. I sighed with relief. She was ok and alive. Her arm was bandaged, but other than that she didn't seem to have any
The Umbrella LettersDear Mr. and Mrs. Umbrella,The Umbrella Letters7 years ago in Socio-political More Like This
I'm writing out of concern for your son Charlie. Since he first started in my class I have noticed odd tendencies in his behaviour. I know Charlie is a special boy, but the way these tendencies develop is beginning to worry me. He seems to be having troubles communicating with others. He rarely plays with the other children and does not respond when I speak to him. His writing is beginning to stray from the alphabet. Last week he even refused to partake in morning prostration! I took him to see the school nurse but he remained silent for the entire time and did not subject himself to examination. I therefore ask you to bring Charlie to a doctor in order to find out what is causing these problems.
Miss Edna Umber, Umbrellium Primary School
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Umbrella,
After the examination of your son, we have been able to establish that he is not suffering from any apparent physical illness or dysfunction. There appears to be nothing wrong wit
How to survive Anime North 09When I went to my first Anime North 7 years ago, I was floored by how big it was and how overwhelming everything seemed to be. At that time, I could really have used a guide, but none seemed to exist. So if this is your first time or your 3rd time, I hope you can learn something new and get the most out of Canadas largest anime convention.How to survive Anime North 096 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
So youve bought your tickets, booked your hotel, and arranged transportation to and from the Congress Centre. Now all you have to do is count down the days right? Not quite. There are a couple of other things you should prepare for.
When youre in the Dealers Room (The area with all the merchandise), the last thing you want is to not be able to buy that special something because you spent your money on that plushie you just had to have! Make sure to save at least $100 before the con! That may seem a lot at first, but manga after manga after figurine after anime pile up and you run out
So She Met Him Prologue~Prologue~So She Met Him Prologue2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The year was 1994. The night was cold, bitter as snow drifted from the dark, foggy sky. One soul traveled down the lonely streets of Malibu, California. Escaping creepy men hidden in the shadows and avoiding the Town police, Sage Hills made her way to what she hoped and dreamed to being a better future. Her life was not a pleasant one. Born into a high class, stuck up family, she was expected to be a perfect child. That was till the testing began. At the age of 3 years old, she was taken to be tested and made sure she was in fact perfect. If she didn’t pass the ordeal, she’d be casted from her family. The testing went well for a while, then the accident occurred.
One of the scientists hit a button and overloaded the machine. There was an explosion, but miraculously Sage survived. She was taken home. Everything seemed normal, then a month passed. Sage discovered that she could lift objects with her mind. It was great. She kept it a secret till the age of 9. Her mo
State of MindThey buried her today.State of Mind3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I stood in the crowd, all of us dressed in blacks. I straightened my tie nervously as ladies I didn't know in big, veiled hats exchanged soft, sad words about what a shame it was. How she'd been so brilliant, how she'd had such a full life ahead of her. Ladies that didn't even know her.
There was a coffin, but there wasn't much in it. They didn't open the casket either, like they did sometimes. The man at the funeral home had said there was a limit to how much they could make fit for viewing, and I didn't really blame him for not even trying.
"This sucks," Cindy told me. We were sat at one of the cheap metal tables they roll out for occasions like this, both of us with a glass of alcohol in our hands. I hadn't asked if it was wine or something else. Didn't care.
"Yeah," I agreed, tone muted. We exchanged a look, Cindy's eyes heavy and ringed, her face lined in stress like a mirror of my own. Together, we drank. It was white wine, dry, about a 4. She would have li
Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 2Scootaloo stared down at herself silently. Regret flooded her as thoroughly as the tears that slid down her face. "There was so much I was gonna do I never found my special talent in life and earned my cutie mark I never thought it would end like this. Applebloom, Sweetie Belle, and I were all going to do it together. This is a nightmare " The thought quieted her. This was a nightmare and that was all that it could be. She rounded on the mare, eyes narrowed. "This is messed up, ya know that?! What gives you the right?! Why?!"Final Dreams of a Filly Ch. 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been countless centuries of the same question. The mare closed her eyes and thought for a moment, wondering how she still never quite had a good answer. After a moment her eyes opened and extended one of her wings as if to beckon the filly near. "I wish I had a better answer, but this isn't a nightmare, Scootaloo. You you fell asleep and the temperature dropped so suddenly. There was nothing anypony could have done " As s
Raindrops and CloudbubblesRaindrops and CloudbubblesRaindrops and Cloudbubbles4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alternate Ending to Bubbles
Author's note: I don't usually write fanfics, but after reading the story "Bubbles" and viewing RizCifra's picture based on it (http://rizcifra.deviantart.com/#/d3gdd85), I was moved so greatly that I felt that this story just had to be written.
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Derpy was all alone. Some time had passed since Mommy had left Derpy under the tree on top of the mountain, and Derpy was getting very hungry. Derpy decided that Mommy must be coming back soon, so she would make a few more bubbles while she waited. As she made more bubbles one of them seemed to be bigger than the others, and she stopped and watched it intently as it floated slowly in front of her. All the rainbow colors swirling around in the bubble was entrancing to Derpy, and she felt very happy. As she watched the colors play our their endless dance, she no
RyRy: Snow DayRyRy: Snow Day4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rylie glanced at the snow-covered surroundings. She was walking through a dense forest, but the previous snowstorms had blanketed the area completely. Her squad members were wearing white outer coats over their protective gear to camouflage with the environment.
Rylie smiled as she saw Nicky struggling to trudge smoothly in the spread of snow. His hands flailed clumsily with every step he took.
"Nicky, stop doing that. You look like a good shot target." Dawn said when she glanced behind her shoulders. The redhead was leading the way, followed by Nicky and Rylie.
"I hate the snow." Nicky muttered under his breath, and glanced at a smiling Rylie.
"But it's a beautiful day." The small blonde replied back gently. "You should be glad the snowstorm's over.
Nicky scoffed. "I will be glad when we get out of here."
"Stop complaining, Nicky." A voice buzzed through the squad's ear pieces. It was Zack's voice. The leader was at the headquarters, watching over their steps from an aerial view. "We
SfS RP | Injured Paws and Injured Minds4(?) points for the Nyota Gang, 1 point for Paper-Wings-Ranch’s Shrapnel, 1 point for Ribbon-Wren’s PeterSfS RP | Injured Paws and Injured Minds1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
First RP, yaay! Ignore the bad title, I couldn't think of much. >.<
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Peter batted at a stray clump of fluff, sighing. He had been out earlier that morning hunting- or trying to, in any case- but it had gone rather badly once the mentor and tyro had run into a rather large stray dog. After showing his mentor "the most cowardice the Gang had ever seen" then twisting his paw, he had been suspended from gathering for the day and told to sit in camp. With springtime just around the corner, the camp was nearly empty due to cats enjoying the early warmth outside.
"I wonder if there's anyone who I could talk to." He murmured to himself, glancing around. "They'd have to be crazy to be stuck inside
Metroid Other M: A RetrospectiveOr, how Other M does not fit into the Metroid canon.Metroid Other M: A Retrospective1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It’s been almost four years since the release of the last Metroid game, and sadly this latest hiatus was kicked off, at least for me, on a very disappointing note.
I can’t even begin to explain how much of a disappointment this game was for me, but I’d probably attribute that to the ecstatic hype I allowed myself to fall into in the months before its release.
While the gameplay was pretty decent on its own, the linear style was a huge step down from the exploration aspect Metroid fans have come to cherish. I miss the days of Metroid gaming where I had the ever-present question in my mind; “Where the fuck do I go?”
Despite its linear take, Other M is a decently fun game to play, combining aspects of both the 2-D shooting style of the original games with hack-n-slash elements like dodging and “finishing moves”.
But while the gameplay in itself wasn’t terribly disappointing, (aside from th
Dat Beat TGDat Beat TG1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Now's my chance!" I said to myself, making my way up to the turntable.
My friends had dragged me to this lame dance party. I had relented, though I resented the fact that our guy's night out was wasted on this garbage. Sure, there were plenty of cute girls here, but the music choice was just nauseating. It was just one teen pop song after another. If I had to listen to One Direction one more time, I just might hurl all over the floor.
The obvious culprit for my dilemma was the DJ. I watched her through most of the night, utterly disgusted with what I observed. She was a young girl, no older than twenty, and she seemed to be equally enthusiastic with each repetitive song. She bobbed up and down to the beat, making it all the more difficult to ignore her enormous cleavage beneath what may as well have been a bikini, barely covered by a small shroud of cloth. She was downright gorgeous, and she barely had to try. Girls like that make me sick.
The Religion of EducationWhen I became an agnostic atheist, a close friend had a conversation with me. Their parents were cultivating them to be Christian. It went without saying. They asked me “Aren’t you worried about never going to heaven?”The Religion of Education2 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
More recently, I had a conversation with another close friend Their parents were beckoning them to go to college. It went without saying. They asked me “Aren’t you worried about never amount to anything?”
If you go to church every Sunday and pray often, you’ll get into heaven. And then you’ll be happy. If you go to school every day, you’ll get into college. And then you’ll be happy. The Promised Land of education just comes about earlier. I’m not a faithful man and I rarely believe in things that I do not see, hence the agnostic atheist. Now most people would find a divergence in my theory: we can’t see heaven, but we can see the results of college.
You’re not off-base. We can’t see heave
BrackenClan Ch15Chapter fifteen To The MoontreeBrackenClan Ch154 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was nightfall and the snow still fell silently. The white specks glittered silver hovering over the ground before finally taking their place among their kin. They covered the backs of the Clan as they moved in beside one another to fit inside the medicine cat's den. Brackenstar waited for everyone to settle. He leaned against Slyfoot for support and in the nest next to him Springkit's coughing had become worse and now her brother curled up next to her, coughing as well.
Only Rose and her kits were missing. Slyfoot had urged her to stay in the nursery.
"You all know that Sootears will be BrackenClan's medicine cat," Brackenstar began. "But without a proper way to communicate with StarClan she can't be trained or taught what she needs to know to be a medicine cat. That is why I am leaving with her first thing in the morning to travel to the Moontree."
Jeff x Reader - Bleeding Affections 9Jeff x Reader - Bleeding Affections 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You sighed as you scrubbed at the floors, trying to get the blood out of the tiles since Jack couldn't seem to use a plate like everyone else in the house. He had sat in the kitchen eating away at kidneys for a good half an hour, spilling the blood all over the floors. 'Tile won't stain' your ass, look who was on there hands and knees scrubbing away now! You should really make the man eater clean up his own mess, and you would have if Slender hadn't ordered him out the second you though of that idea, almost as if he was on the man eaters team.
“Why do I always have to get stuck scrubbing blood from everything? I'm not the one going out and practically pouring it over my head like a stripper in a night club, so why do I have to clean it up?” You snapped quickly to yourself, the pressure in your scrubbing only increasing as you vented.
“Because you are the maid and thats what maids do, though I have to admit I like that stripper
A Pocket Full of SkyWhen I was young, my father would take me to the highest tower of Notre Dame precisely once a year. It would be cold. Freezing. But we'd stand there, and take deep breaths of air, and peer down, towards the tiny ants of people below. Down, towards the sprawling city beneath us. It was always winter, when we'd go. Always cold. Freezing, freezing. But however cold it was, and however dull and bleary the weather, my father would ask one thing, and one thing only: that we adhered to tradition.A Pocket Full of Sky5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Lucie," he would say, with the fond smile and kind eyes I always remember. "Lucie, my peach. Whatever you become, and wherever your heart and mind leads you, you must always do for me one small, beautiful thing take a handful of the sky, and place it in your pocket. Take a handful of the sky, and remember, always, that your feet need not always be imprisoned to the ground. Anything you could ever wish for, Lucie, can be yours but only if you study hard, and always feel the freedom of t
So theres this girl . . .So listen, there's this girl okay? And there's just something about her that drives me mad.So theres this girl . . .3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I mean she's infuriating. She doesn't talk to anyone but that guy who lives one door down from her. And if they talk to her she just goes red and averts her eyes. Antisocial right?
And she's a bloody genius! She's always getting the highest marks on tests and she never seems to actually care. She's got a pretty happy family too, good car and house. Some people just have it all.
I did hear she's no good at sports though.
Anyway, she drives me crazy.
We like the same sort of books and music I learnt. And she's pretty easy to work with. Like I said before talking to her is hard but once you get going you realise that actually she's pretty witty. She had me in stitches that time we had to do a project together.
It really gets on my nerves you know, the way she hides behind her hair. I mean its not that she's my type or anything, but I like her eyes. They shine somehow and always look as though she's
I am eight years old.I am eight years old.I am eight years old.4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
My lips are perfectly pink. They don't need to look glossy or tinted redder. My cheeks don't need this, either. My eyes stand out well enough on their own without being lined with black paint. The mascara weighs on my lashes and makes me tired and itchy. This shit on my eyelids shouldn't be there, either.
That was a bad word. I am afraid to say bad words, but I've got a few in my head. My friend told me that the word "bitch" means "female dog," but I think she's wrong. I don't think I've ever heard it used in this context. Actually, I think it's a word for people like you. I say this to you with my eyes. You threaten me because you hear me loud and clear.
Every other weekend, I have to sit here and endure as you put this shit on my face. But that's not why you're a bitch. That's why you're an idiot. What makes you a bitch is the fact that you expect me to be silent and still every time your hand slips and the curling iron burns the top of my ear, or you
Mark of Eon Episode 3Mark of EonMark of Eon Episode 31 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Aaron jumped on the leg of the giant creature and sliced its arm off, making it's blood leak everywhere. It screamed with rage and threw Aaron into a building. As he was stuck, the monster pressed his hand on him and kept it there. Down below, Warthog and his troops were getting ready to attack the giant beast. Alex, Nightlace, and Titus quickly ran over to them. “Simmer down, troops. My son's got this” said Alex with confidence. “But he's getting torn up, he's gonna get KILLED!” yelled Warthog. “No, my son is completely capable of defeating this monster.” informed alex. “We’re here just in case something goes wrong” said Nightlace sarcastically. Alex looked up to watch the battle. The creature still had its hand pressed on Aaron's body. He kept pushing and pushing until a blade went through his palm and came out through his elbow. The monster’s
Mark of Eon Episode 4MARK OF EONMark of Eon Episode 41 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
NO MANS LAND
Previously on Mark of Eon: Aaron was named an elite at last and is on a journey to get his arm back.
The train was chugging along the road. Inside the train, you could hear the laughter of kids, the snoring of travlers trying to catch up on some sleep, and the sound of the train whistle. Titus and Aaron were looking at a map. “So, here we are in the country of Bravhar, where Black Society resides. Red Society's base is in Neayo, the country next to us.hmm seems what we need to do is get off at this city, called Numblee and from there we just take the much longer way to get to Neayo. It'll give us more time to search for Eon” explained Titus. “Sounds like a plan!” said Aaron. In the train engine , the conductor seemed to be tied up and stuffed in a corner. “What is the meaning of this?!” exclaimed the conductor. There were men In the engine were men with yellow bandanas over there face.
On a walkie talkie one of them sai
NEW 100 Themes Challenge~THE 100 THEMES~NEW 100 Themes Challenge6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
5. Break Up
6. New Love
9. You and Me
10. I Do
12. DO NOT ENTER
15. Kings, Queens, and Jokers
16. Run Free
17. Where are the Crackers?
19. R is for Revenge
21. Do You Want To Know?
24. Rocks Aren't the Same
27. Freedom Isn't Free
32. Dying Fire
33. Breaking Point
37. Don't Go
40. Due Date
41. Sealed in Blood
45. Be a Man
46. Go For a Swim
47. Am I Dreaming?
48. Too Good To Be True
51. Elemental Tempest
52. Too Late
53. But I DIDN'T Do It
56. Lucky 13
57. I'm In
58. Slightly Disturbed
65. Black and White
69. Broken Promise
70. All the Little