Guarded, revisitedGuarded, revisited5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Guarding myself from the love of another left me with nothing tonight.
Why does it sound like the devil is laughing, leaving me haunted tonight?
It's like He's holding something just in front of me.
Sweet redemption just in front of me.
Now I want you, when you're gone.
Ever haunted by the trappings of this life.
You did decide.
You were bold and strong, and ready to begin your life.
You were sacrificed, all for nothing. Will you be remembered?
You began alone, and so it will be when you die.
I've lost another of the ones that broke through the wall.
I've been damned and fate won't compromise.
There's no compromise, just another tie I know I need to sever.
Guarding yourself from the love of another, left you with nothing tonight.
So now you know why the devil is laughing.
He left you with nothing tonight.
I can't allow this to become another one of those times that I'm left in the cold, dead.
I did decide.
I have sold my soul and now the devil's laughing.
Massive troublesIrken armada- Massive- torture chamber (there'd have to be one somewhere considering the size of the bloody thing).Massive troubles1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nut had been initially thrown into a prison cell, only to be hauled to the torture chamber, she was chained to the wall and left alone until Purple had wandered in a few minutes after her arriving.
Purple: I hear you're impervious to physical torture so we decided to take another approach to get information out of you.
*Nut glares at Purple*
Purple: not even going to ask? Oh well might as well enlighten you we've decided to resort to psychological torture for you still no response? Not to worry you'll soon be screaming or turned into a rambling lunatic either way it shall be interesting to watch
The door behind Purple opened and Red hovered in followed by a science drone carrying what looked like a computer with loose wires.
Purple: not a word
Red: well then plug the wires into her PAK and run the programmes
Nut: is that all?
Conspiracy in AmericaConspiracy in America2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
So I was talking with an NCO during guard about some conspiracies. Not conspiracy THEORIES, but things going on that have actual factual information behind them.
Here's some key points discussed.
1) Prisons are not owned by government. They are owned by Congressmen. This means anytime someone is put in prison, the government PAYS those Congressmen for each and every person kept there.
2) With point 1 in place, we can conclude this is why so many laws enabling arrests for various things are made - the Congressmen get more money from these new laws enabling the police force to arrest people. Some targets for this include firearm illegalisation as well as cannibis.
3) Marijuana is illegalised because it is unable to be controlled and properly taxed. Unlike tobacco which takes years to grow the cannibis plant can grow just about anywhere and therefore it's too difficult for them to tax and control. It would also severely damage tobacco stocks, which Congressmen invest a lot of their money
resistance troubles?Irken armada- massive- bridgeresistance troubles?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Purple: are all systems functioning normally yet?
Advisor: almost my tallest, just a few minor problems with the snack dispensers
Purple: Well hurry up and fix them we have people to go and destroy!
Advisor: we're working as fast as possible sir
Red: I still can't understand how they managed to get such advanced technology
Purple: shouldn't we be more worried about them distributing the technology around the universe?
Red: that is a very good point pur
Purple: so what are we going to do once all the systems are functioning?
Red: go after the resistance of course
Purple: I know that but
Red: I know purple we need to find a way around the cloaking technology
Purple: it doesn't help that the ship was a dark colour to begin with
Red: it must help with the use of the technology
Purple: yes but how does that help the current situation?
Red: we'll figure it out don't worry
Purple: in the mean time bring me some snacks!
Resistance- Lead ship-
Risky businessIt was now two days after the armada's attack and the resistance was slowly repairing the damage that was incurred during the skirmish, all ships save one were damaged in the assault made by the armada. Some damage needed immediate attention while other damage could be fixed later. Rie and RU were constantly jumping from ship to ship trying to fix electrical damage to the ships that he visited. A part from this all was well on the many ships that made up the resistance well all but oneRisky business2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Resistance- Nut's ship- corridor
Nut was approaching the staircase down to the laboratory (well one of three) only to stopped by a hand on her shoulder, she sighed and turned to see a serious looking Bezerk.
Zerk: allow me
Zerk: I have to check the lab to make sure there are no bombs
Nut: why on irk would someone plant a bomb in one of my labs?
Zerk: the enemy would, they'd know that you go there often
Nut: but there are no enemy's on this ship
Zerk: there are they're in the holdin
zombie survival guidezombie survival guide2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Rules of surviving the zombie apocalypse
Rule 1: Don't go in there!
You will assume at all times there is a threat within a five-metre proximity and you will act accordingly.
Rule 2: basic protection.
You will locate a weapon and keep it with you at all times, logically your choice will depend on a sensible consideration of efficiency weighed with availability, deflating to some sort of blunt instrument. However in a zombie plague, a good old shotgun can't hurt (ok, not true).
Rule 3: Survival in numbers.
You will join a group of survivors and you will ban together in order to survive. This party will consist of a least one of each of the following:
- Scout (air vent sized),
- Tough guy (with a suspiciously large number of weapons)
- Intelligent or rational person (ignored constantly)
- Quirky (comedic relief)
- Untrustworthy (yes this is compulsory)
Rule 4: Relocation.
Your party decides to travel after discovering that your current destination 'sucks'. You will not decide on where to
Year 1, day 1The face on the pod turned green and unlocked. A robotic arm activated and came up to the level of the active pod, it grabbed the pod with its prongs, pulled it out and twisted causing the small green body to that was inside to fall out and plummet to the ground. After a few seconds of being on the ground another two arms descended from where they were resting, one held a small PAK which would grow with the child and the other was a special biological welder which would permanently connect the PAK to the child. The robotic hand holding the PAK held said item to the child's back while the other arm sparked and attached the PAK onto the child's back. The arms having done their occupation returned back to where they came from, yet another robotic arm lowered down and delivered an electric shock to the still unconscious body. The small body jerked up into a standing position, blazing crimson eyes surveyed their surroundings.Year 1, day 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Welcome to life irken child, report for duty," a deep voice echo
Lilywhere?"Wait, you're telling me that my parents are at Mt Chimney?" Akira asked staring down at Spirit.Lilywhere?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"That is correct," Spirit replied.
"So why did you drag us all the way to the safari zone when we could have gone straight there!"
"Because, you might want to go to Lilycove first to stock up on supplies, before going?" Spirit retorted seeming to be annoyed.
"We could have stopped at fortree for that."
"Lilycove has a much larger selection than Fortree."
"Combus..." Badboy muttered glancing around distractedly.
"What's up Badboy?" Akira asked concerned.
"He says that he doesn't like us staying in one place too long," Spirit stated also looking around for any danger.
As he finished his sentence the bushes directly in front of the trio rustled and a light blue poke'mon dove out and hit the ground just in front of the Spirit. Before the group could move to help the fallen poke'mon the bushes rustled again and another three similar looking poke'mon jumped out of the bushes and started
Akira meets TorchicWe begin our story in a house, situated in the forest surrounding Fortree City (Hoenn region). The house had two storeys to it, the second storey housed three bedrooms, a bathroom and a study. While the first storey held a kitchen, second bathroom, living room, laundry and dining room. Inside the living room sat a five year old girl. She wore a grey long sleeve shirt, with faded blue jeans. On each leg of the jeans the picture of a poke'ball could be seen near the bottom. Each poke'ball was different in colour, the one on her right leg was white with a black outline, while the ball on her left was black with a white outline. She was flipping through a picture book when she heard the front door open, she lifted her turquoise eyes from the page she was reading and watched as her mother and father entered the room. The girl squealed in delight, dropped her book and ran to her parents who had just appeared in the doorway. Her mother laughed while bending down to pick up the energetic girl.Akira meets Torchic2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
definition of a voice + extraThe mind is an ongoing battle field for those of us with 'voices'. Before we begin I should explain the term 'voices' well what I believe the term is... A voice can be either a demon (a being that means you mental or Physical harm) or a conscious (one that keeps you on the right 'path' so to speak and tries to protect you from the demons), there are also familiars(voices that have a physical being before they are created... I think (I am unsure of this term yet)). They are creatures (I guess this is the right word) that rest in the back of our minds that are always whispering to us. Whether it be the subconscious selves or our conscious selves, then after some time they can have physical forms (that you can only see). Once they have achieved the physical form the torments or suggestions ( I speak mainly of the demons here) become harder to ignore. There are also cases where the voices can take temporary possession of their hosts' body for a short period of time...and the thing is the hdefinition of a voice + extra2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
an update...of sortsTwenty years have passed since the Tallest reclaimed the Irken armada, many things have changed for the various ex-members of the Shortest. A few have come close to capture by the empire, but have managed to escape. Phil and Dib ended up leaving Earth with Zim when they found out that the tallest were once again in power, they are currently on the run from tracking shuttles. Lok made her way to Earth and set up her own base somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere. Nimmy began an underground resistance and also became a bounty hunter, Aami found a small planet and set up a small business. Rie still works for the empire and was made a high advisor after explaining what the shortest had planned for the empire. Bell found her way to Frum and was granted asylum by Nut and Serge. Jubz is still an informant for the ex-members and is the only link between them all. She also gives regular updates to Squiz and Shinto on the progress of the empire's expansion. Nut and Serge continued with the creatian update...of sorts2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The child visitorBright was walking through the wards making her rounds when she came across something unexpected. When she stepped into a ward of a female patient she found a child curled up to the side of the sleeping patient. Frowning the nurse makes her way around the bed and shakes the child gently. He stirs and sits up, staring up at her sleepily.The child visitor4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Where are your parents?” she asks in a hushed tone.
“Here,” the boy answers sleepily, rubbing his sea green eyes.
“I gather this is your mother, where is your father?”
“Dunno,” the boy shrugs “I haven’t seen him since I was small.”
"Visiting hours finished long ago, why haven't any of your relatives come to pick you up?"
The young boy begins to sniffle and his eyes tear up "I have no other relatives."
"Ok," she sighs staring down at him "and cut the cutsie innocent act, as a creature of deception myself I can see through your little charade."
The boy frowns and his eyes dry up.
Hospital visitThe next evening the were cat rolls over and squeezes her eyes shut. They fly open at the sound of a strangled cry and the invasion of bleach into her nostrils. Sitting up she glances down at her side and pulls a purple rabbit onto her lap.Hospital visit5 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Bun Bun?” she half-frowns, not completely aware of her surroundings.
“Bun Bun is glad that Vyvian is ok," she cries, rubbing her face into Vyvian's stomach.
Vyvian pats the rabbits head soothingly and glances around at her surroundings. She frowns when she finds herself in a typical hospital room. To her right is a nightstand and a curtain. Through the curtain she can make out a form on the next bed. She returns her gaze to the toy in her lap who was now sniffling against the hospital gown she was dressed in. It was at that point that the previous night’s events replayed in her mind.
"Bun Bun, what happened to Allan?"
The toy looks up at her and tilts her head in confusion.
"The blonde vampire boy," she clarifies.
"Bun Bun d
Dancing ShadowsGelus woke a few minutes before sunset the next evening. He sat up and stretched before sliding out of the bed. The Will O Wisp walked over to the opposite wall and opened the top draw of his dresser looking down at the different styles of shirt he had in the draw. After a few moments he pulled out a black and white long sleeved pin stripe shirt. He shut the draw, pulled off his night shirt (throwing it on the bed) and slid the long sleeve top on, quickly doing up the buttons down the front of the shirt. He then picked up the black eye patch on the dresser and walked over to the mirror on the opposite side of the room. He stared at himself in the mirror running his free hand through his hair, watching as the sapphire eyed boy in the mirror copied his movements. Gelus sighed and brought up his eye patch level with his left eye.Dancing Shadows1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
'It's been on the left for a few days...perhaps I'll change it to the right eye now,' he thought tying the eye patch over his right eye.
"What else?" he murmured
ExplorationVyvian woke at around mid-day the next day, she stretched and headed towards the door. When she opened the door she found a half folded note stuck to it just under the number, she pulled it off the door and unfolded it (it read).Exploration1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
I've left the hotel already, feel free to do whatever you want for the day. Stay away from the floors marked with a Z and P. Be careful around Gelus and try not to answer questions with too much detail.
Have a nice day
'Z and P huh?' she thought closing the door behind her.
She then proceeded to take the elevator down to the second floor, placing the note in her pocket before stepping out into the giant kitchen/dining room. She stepped out and almost bumped into Nikolas who had been heading towards the elevator.
"Just got up?"
"Yeah...where are you going?"
"To work, I'm guessing Jac
DitchedShe had been on her way home from shopping when she was struck on the back of the neck knocking her unconscious. When she came around a few hours later she found herself lying on the back seat of a moving vehicle with her hands tied together.Ditched1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
“What’s going on?”
“Oh you’re awake Vyvian,” the passenger commented turning to face her.
“Ricky? What is going on?”
“We’re taking you to your new home.”
“Yes you’re not…well normal and considered a threat to the town.”
“What do you mean by not normal?” she demanded.
“Ok…so where are you taking me?”
“To the city .”
“Th…the city?” she asked fearfully “but humans don’t last long there!”
“That’s right humans don’t,” Ricky nodded “well they do if they’re smart…or so I
Journal entry number 3I started this journal before this whole ordeal began and you know I never thought I’d actually stick to writing this thing…But I guess it’s a way to count the days and distract me from the hell outside…Anyways I’ve been living in this abandoned building for one week, three weeks earlier I would have been with my family… But we’re not going there. Two weeks after the new virus broke out the world went to hell. It spread quite fast actually; the infection went global within the first week. Most were reduced to what are referred to as ‘common’ infected. They show very little intelligence and are attracted to any loud noise. I see this everywhere I go and thanks to my dual pistols, pipe bombs and my magnificent camouflage I very rarely get attacked.Journal entry number 31 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
My camouflage, I’ll tell you about it shall I? I know I’m the only one that will ever read this but who cares? Where was I…Oh right the camouflage, it’s quite
Nut's beginningsThe young Irken sighed as she entered the science facility, she had been sent here from the assignment centre. The young smeet walked down the main hallway of the facility, glancing at all the different instruments that littered all the different desks and shelves. She stopped suddenly, something on top of one of the desks caught her eye. She stepped up to the desk and picked up the pair of goggles, curiosity alight in her lavender eyes. She was pulled from her stupor when a door down the hallway opened and an adult stepped out.Nut's beginnings1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"OI smeet get in here," he demanded, scowling in the smaller irken's direction.
The smeet nodded and ran down the hall, placing the goggles on her head as she ran. She stepped into the room just as the irken closed the door, once inside the smeet glanced around the room noticing all the instruments scattered on top of the benches. The irken stepped around the small smeet and stepped towards the closest bench.
"Where are all the ot
whispers of murder?The next daywhispers of murder?1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Resistance- Nut's ship- teleporter room
Dib walked into the room and looked around for anyone on duty, finding no one he shrugged and walked over to the console. He stepped in front of the console and noticed it had the same security system as the control panel he had seen in the engine room, before he could think of looking for a way to disable the system an N.I stepped into the room and sighed at the sight of the human.
Dib: uhhh which one are you?
N.I: Chip, what are you doing down here human?
Dib: my name is Dib
Chip: I know who you are
Dib: right, anyway I was wondering if you could send me over to the lead ship
Chip: why would I do that?
Dib: I have an appointment to see Nimmy
Chip: does Nut know?
Dib: of course she does *steps onto teleport pad*
Chip: alright *deactivates security on control panel* good bye
The N.I tapped a few buttons on the control panel and sent Dib to the lead ship, once Dib was gone Chip activated the communicator on the wall.
Fun time with VyResistance- Nut's ship- mess hallFun time with Vy1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Vy: you know this isn't so bad
Zerk: isn't so bad?
M3: what do you mean by that comment?
Vy: well I've spent most of my time examining memories to understand this universe, which was interesting but to experience it for real
M3: this won't be forever you know
Vy: I know, but I will be coming and going *shrugs* and I'll see everything while not in control as well
Zerk: is it the same with Nut?
Vy: most probably can we go to the holodeck?
Vy: why do you think Zerky?
Zerk: holodecks can be used for many different things *glowers at Vy*
Vy: I see your point, well come on then *stands and walks towards elevator*
Zerk: at least you don't disappear randomly *stands with M3 and follows Vy*
Vy: I could, but I wouldn't see the ship if I did would I?
The elevator they were about to get into opened and revealed a worried looking Rie and his Unit.
Vy: *sigh* what's up?
Rie: the ceiling I'm kidding nothing much
A meeting?One week later the two ships finally caught up to the rest of the resistance (which surprised Nimmy) and continued to travel with the resistance as they had agreed to. The day after they returned to the resistance, Nut, Phil, Rie and Serge were called to the lead ship to meet with Nimmy to give a run-down of what happened, naturally Zerk and M3 insisted on accompanying Nut (who couldn't be bothered arguing with the pair) to the meeting.A meeting?1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Resistance- lead ship- conference room
The small group walked into the conference room and sat down around the table, M3 and Zerk sat either side of Nut, Rie sat next to M3 with RU sitting next to him. Serge and Phil sat on the opposite side of the table with a seat in between them, Nimmy entered the room last and sat at the top of the table, leaning on the polished surface.
Nimmy: well I must say I didn't expect to see you all again, not that I am upset that you are back
Serge: of course not, without us you wouldn't be able to keep the N.I's in line
A time for celebrationsTwo days laterA time for celebrations2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Borrowed shuttle- cockpit
Cub: where are we going squiz?
Squiz: it's a surprise
Cub: are we there yet?
Squiz: why are you here?
Cub: because I'm bored
Squiz: go bug Shinto then
*Shinto steps into cockpit*
Squiz: let me guess you're bored to?
Shinto nods and sits down in chair opposite Squiz.
Squiz: Well we're almost there
Shinto: why did we take this shuttle anyways? What's wrong with the cruiser?
Squiz: where we're going is a supposed to be a surprise
Cub: surprise? For who?
Squiz: you two and the people we're going to see
Shinto: well actually for Cub, I know where we're going
Squiz: after all the effort I put into making sure you didn't see the co-ordinates
Shinto: actually it's the fact that we took the spare shuttle instead of the cruiser
Squiz: Oh I see yeah that would've been a dead give-away for you *sigh*
Cub: so wait Shinto you know where we're going?
Shinto: of course
Cub: where are we going?
Shinto: it's a surprise
Stuff onboard*Note from now on the resistance will stay as the resistance (will have N.I's) while the other resistance (lead by Lard Nar) will be called the resistyStuff onboard2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Resistance- lead ship- cockpit
Nimmy: have we got a head count for the new armada yet?
Helmsmen: yes and all up we have 26 ships
Nimmy: not many we need to recruit more people
Spoot: we could try Orion I'm sure we'll find some people there
Nimmy: if we had the money I would hire hunters
Spoot: so we need to find some money can't we just bribe them with snacks?
Nimmy: no unfortunately not they're not as stupid as Lard Nar
Nimmy: maybe I'll pay Nut a visit she may have some finances somewhere
Spoot: how would she have money?
Nimmy: she'd have to have money somewhere *stands up* I'm going to her ship, take control while I'm gone Spoot *leaves room*
The first mate watched as she left slightly worried about commanding the resistance while she was gone.
Helmsmen: you know it'll be alright she's only