Kim Paler Character SheetKim Paler Character Sheet5 years ago in Settings More Like This
Name: Kim Paler
Identity: Publicly known
Height: 5' 10"
Eyes: Green, appear as glowing red due to armor's HUD
Kim grew up in a very poor, dangerous part of Paragon City with her two brothers. She learned very early on that what mattered most in life was power. Some had it, and they used it against those that didn't. She learned to survive, taking what she could, striving to be the one with all the power. To that end when she was a teenager she joined the forces of Arachnos, the army run by the biggest supervillain in her world. Kim earned respect, and managed to join the Crab Spider division, who were the heavy firepower soldiers. She managed to climb high in the ranks, getting the best of equipment, through a combination of skill, strength, threats, blackmail, assasinatio
Unforeseen RecoilI wasn't paying attention until someone else called my name.Unforeseen Recoil6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I looked and saw you instead.
I covered my mouth as I choked unexpectedly on your raw emotions and gagged on the aromas you drew.
I didn't realize the truth of the affect until I wiped away tears and found blood on my hand.
I'd look away but the images you wrote are etched on my brain.
I am scarred.
You're Not?You're anorexic if you're thinYou're Not?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're not? Then you're obese.
If you're different, you're insane
You're not? Then you're a fake.
If you're happy, you're hiding something.
You're not? You must be emo.
If you're dating, you're a slut.
You're not? You must have no friends.
If you're popular, you're a jerk.
You're not? You're a nobody.
If you're quiet, you must be disabled.
You're not? You obnoxious freak.
If you're you, you're wrong.
Then you must be perfect.
Alice TGAlice TG3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alec wandered through the wide forest. It was a beautiful place, especially this early in fall. The weather was just right, with a comfortable temperature. The trees were a brilliant mix of yellow, red, and green. Beauty and perfection surrounded him, and it was all he could do to keep from drooling.
Alec loved the forest. Ever since he was a child, he would wander through the boughs of the trees, climbing, sneaking, jumping, whatever, as long is it was in the forest. The f
Forever GoodbyeForever Goodbye4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The air was thick with dust and soot. The world was silent, as if it had stopped rotating. The wind picked up the ash making it so foggy everyone looked like dark shadows, standing still among the Vatican courtyards. The body lay feet away, unmoving. The sour smell of death and metallic blood filled his nose. No one dared to move. They stood helplessly wondering what had just happened.
The fight had been long, lasting over a week. And suddenly they dropped from the sky like angels with broken wings. Falling fast until they hit the ground like bombs. And everyone paused. The sky had been raining feathers of black and white. And each one that fell to the ground stayed untouched. The street and courtyard paths were crumbled and torn apart from the war that had consumed the last few weeks.
It was over.
Slowly as the wind picked up the air cleared and the whole picture came into view.
NightmaresNightmares6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The dreams came every night when she slept.
They terrified her; the dreams of blood and cold and enraptured laughter. They were of him--always of him. He came to her again after so long--years, it had been by now--silver hair aglow like moonlight, his blue, blue eyes just as kind and gentle as she could remember, and he would smile and beckon her to him, and Esther would run every time.
And then came the change, just like every other time before this, just like there would be every time after. His smile became the smile of a liar, and suddenly it was no longer Him; it became the terrible angel who stood before her, the devil with the face of an angel--and Ion's bloody and beaten body at his feet. The Contra Mundi laughed, a joyous sound that chilled her to her core and brought bile to the back of her throat. With what seemed like a deliberate dawdling, he brought a hand, dripping with blood, into her line of vision, as she trembled and backed away in horror. Silvery hair was tangled in
The Harpy's StatueThe Harpy's Statue2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Harpies have had many iterations within mythology,” Mr. Evans explained while bringing up pictures on his PowerPoint presentation. “In early mythology, they were seen as beautiful, winged maidens. They were like the Greek angels. However, later writings describe them as having faces like ugly old women and the claws of a hawk.” He brought up a slide of what looked like an eagle with the head of a vampire woman. An ugly vampire woman, to be exact.
“Sir,” Alex said while raising his hand, “how could their image change that much?”
“It’s actually quite simple,” the teacher grinned at his student’s interest. “These kinds of things happen all the time. This is just like how we call the Greek legend Heracles ‘Hercules’ because of different iterations and translations and such. Some believe their characterization changed at some point within the Middle Ages and Dante’s Inferno, but no one can
Snake 101 - Kaa's new Snake GirlsPart 1: The InvitationSnake 101 - Kaa's new Snake Girls3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kas was yawning from boredom. A week ago it would hardly to believe that her live could be even more confusing.
First there was the incident with the cat-girl, which she had made to her kittens.
Then there was the incident with her ordered Power Puff costume, where she still had the feeling that she had actually want to have a slightly larger one. But every time she thought about it more accurately, she was really happy with her order.
She remembered, too vague to a machine, from which she had thought she would just take a picture of her. After that she was such a thing was like a sonic robot-kitten, or was it all just a dream?
The pink Delmo outfit, her malfunctioned robot-maid, the whole was rather exhausted and also made her a little more prone to boredom that tormented her now.
Somehow it had all these boxes and incidents so used that it confused her once a long time nothing happened. She took walks in the park, but even that was only ever a short-term pleasu
What's more important? Will you regret it? Part 1What's more important? Will you regret it? Part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I am the protector of the sole princess of the Kingdom Of Ereven. King Ranbel personally selected me to protect his only daughter; Dolores. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever laid eyes on and I quickly fell in love with her not only for her beauty but for her kind hearted demeanor and how much she openly expressed her deep care for all people without care for their social class or background, but alas even though I have these feelings for her I will never be able to act on them or tell her about them for I am nothing more than a humble knight. I may be from a highly respected and honorable family of loyal knights sworn only to the King but even with my high social standing it doesn't even come near the prestige I would have to have in order for me to have the first and only princess of our kingdom hand in marriage. Even though she has little to no respect for the worlds class system and how just for being born to certain parents gave the child freedom or a life of servitude ev
APH - ChinaxReader - Golden LotusAPH - ChinaxReader - Golden Lotus3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You knew China had quite an extensive history of events both beautiful and horrifying, had gone through and done terrible things in his time. You knew he suffered from painful memories, but that he, like a dragon, was strong enough not to let them prevent him from loving life. He could be quite silly, with his love of cute things, his strange habit of adding "aru" to his sentences when he was in a humorous mood and crying "Aiyah!" when he was exasperated or distressed, and the way he would sometimes pout when something went wrong, but he also had a side of his personality that spoke of regality and strength, which could be seen in the proud way he held his head, his impossible grace and poise, which could only be attained over a four thousand year lifespan, even the way his long dark hair flowed behind him like black silken ribbons on windy days. You knew he was a beautiful man through and through, and that he would make a wonderful husband when he proposed to you, and so far, in th
Catch a Falling StarCatch a Falling Star6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As the Iron Maiden escorts Abel, Tres and Esther back to Rome after their first meeting in Istavan and subsequent travels, Esther is suffering from nightmares and takes a walk on the wild side... overboard! AbelxEsther.
The twin moons were crystal clear in the night sky, shining down on the imposing snowy-white airship. The Iron Maiden II, a key player in the arsenal of the Arcanum Cella Ex Dono Dei (the AX for short), hummed gently as it floated over the Adriatic Sea returning to Rome.
The holographic captain cast her ever-sleepy eyes over the main control board. Sister Kate Scott, codenamed Iron Maiden I, had been ordered to pick up her incredibly tardy colleagues, Agent Crusnik and Agent Gunslinger. With the Star of Sorrow destroyed and order restored to Istavan, her co-workers were taking their own sweet time returning to headquarters - and Cardinal Caterina Sforza did not like to be kept waiting. Accompanying the two AX agents was Esther Blanchett, a most unfortunate no
Trinity Blood Anime ReviewTrinity Blood Anime Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Taking place in the far future, the Catholic church has become a supreme power and is locked in a cold war-like battle with Vampires (AKA Methuselah), who have set up their own nation. Peaceful coexistence seems like a far away dream, and with the plans of the evil Rosenkreuz Orden coming into fruition, destruction between both nations feels inevitable.
In comes Abel Nightroad, the kind, clumsy preist who works for the secret Vatican organisation AX. Abel is much more than he seems, being in fact a Crusnik-a vampire that feeds off other vampires-who works with fellow AX agents to put a stop to Rosenkreuz Ordens plans and create peace between both races once and for all.
This is Trinity Blood, by Studio GONZO.
When the anime Trinity Blood is brought up, many people are quick to call it a combination between Hellsing and Trigun which sounds incredibly awesome. I can certainly see where people are coming from here. On the one hand, you have Abel Nightroad, who could easily be to Vash
Another Crisis C1Another Crisis C14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commentary: 1st chapter in. This will be a KOS-MOS centric multi-chaptered story, companion piece/alternate universe to "At the End of Her Road". Expect the first few chapters to be rather fast paced, but not too terribly fast, since this story will take off into the plans I have for it. At least I hope.
Summary: She wakes up in a world not unlike her own, yet feels disturbed at this. She remembers having a deeply melancholic memory, yet can not recall anything. With drive and a silent bible to guide her, the angel steps forth to confront the key to all gates.
Author Reinforce Vier presents...
I: Another Chance
Destiny's a bitch, isn't it?
It always happens to the most unluckiest of souls. Usually the pure hearted ones who simply want to be normal. They go off into the world, with a lucky smile on their face. Then they get used up. Or dead. Which ever comes first. Alone, everything shall kill you. It's not an opinion, it's a simple fact. Cold hard fact. If any
Queen of InsanityQueen of Insanity3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Queen of Insanity
These invisible walls
Hold me inside.
Stuck in a never-ending maze,
Comfort, I can't find.
Like scars on my heart,
I'm hurt but it's not seen.
My sanity's tearing apart,
And it will make me queen.
Queen of Insanity,
Queen of the Insane,
As wrong as death itself,
Like the ideas I have slain.
The ideas are a whirlpool
Of sorrow and fear.
I say I've thrown them away
But in my heart, they are here.
Queen of Insanity,
Queen of the Insane,
My laws are Hell itself.
My laws will burst your veins.
3-1-12 Julia Ngo
Exploring gone wrongExploring gone wrong2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Exploring gone wrong
Shino liked exploring. He loved it so much that he spent every holiday and free day out somewhere, wandering through a forest or a more or less hidden valley.
Today he had driven to a small village, called Riverwood, near a deep forest. He had rented a room in the village inn. Then he had packed a backpack and went out into the fields on his way to the forest.
As always he had taken no map or other orientating item with him. His friends called him mad and crazy, because he did that, but he thought it just made things more exiting.
Over the years he had gathered a lot of experience in the field and he was able to navigate almost any territory, without a map or other help. Because of that, he wasnt worried a bit about finding his way back home into the village. Until now he had always been lucky.
If only he had known that his luck would fail him today
He walked through the forest, taking smaller paths and not sticking t
Dark DroidHospital Unit 287Dark Droid6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was dark when I opened my eyes, which was strange, because I could hear the hum of the electric lighting. I was lying in a bed, odd,-my hands crept like pale spiders up my unshaven face. Cloth, cloth around my eyes, fabric; rough and frayed. A covering; obscuring my vision. I sat up and reached around my head, and my hands met at the other side. My head must be encircled then. Encircled with this rough fabric but the light I should be able to see it.
I scrambled out of the bed in alarm. There was light, why could I not even see the faintest glimmer? I ripped the fabric from around my eyes, it felt wet. A metallic smell, thick and acidic burnt my lungs. Blood, mine perhaps, but the blood of a droid too, the acidic smell was familiar from my days working in the Assembly and Repairs Plant. I felt the fabric slither through my trembling fingers to the floor. I brought my hands up to my eyes with a shriek and searched with my hands, scrabbling at my face. I
A Tired LifeA Tired Life3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
As my birthday is drawing close, I've been thinking about my life a lot lately. Sometimes I wonder how in the world I'm still alive. I know that I can live though most things now. My will is strong.
Let me tell you a little about my life and what I've been through.
When I was born, I was born in to a loving house hold, or so I thought. My so called 'Father', Greg, use to beat and shake my brother, telling him that I was the favorite child and they didn't even want my brother. So thanks to that my brother grew up hating me. As time went on, Greg got more violet and angry. I was told that when I was in my mother's arms, I was crying as babies do, he got up and punched me. Thinking that that would help.
After years of abuse from him, my mother finally left him and we fled to a women's shelter. Greg had threatened to kill my mother, brother and I, then himself. He had the gun already so we had to hide from him. Along with my Grandmother and Grandfather. His death threats were real. My moth
Trinity Blood Chapter One.Enter: The BeginningTrinity Blood Chapter One.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kioku - See-saw
A grave mistake made by mankind centuries ago.
With it came a serious price.
From out of the darkness, they appeared.
Mankind, comparing them to old folklore, called them this: Vampires
[I think that I'll surely return here in the end
Together we watched the beginning of the world
Because I've certainly reached that place just once
Even if you left my hand, I'd never be afraid again]
Footsteps resonated through an empty building, each step echoeing through the deserted halls and rooms. A palm with long, slender, perfect digits tracing through a drawn wall. A soft, saddened sigh escaped from parted lips, trembling.
'Yes, this is the place... This is... Where I was...'
Small, warm beads of tears fell from a well chistled face. Eyes closing, as a rememberance of the pain that occurred in her dreams and memo
TB: Arcana Imperii - Act VTB: Arcana Imperii - Act V5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Esther knelt at the side of her bed, repeating her morning prayers. Thoughts of Bishop Laura's kind face flooded her mind and she smiled. Finally, she had turned her memories into happy ones.
"I wonder what you would think of Validium Cruentus, mother. Father Abel seems to think it would help " Esther paused, remembering her conversation with Abel in the courtyard. 'It would better enable you in combat. Maybe I'd worry less '
"He will worry if I'm not in time to meet him for tea. Of course he's probably more concerned about the sandwiches I'm bringing." Esther sighed and stood up, laughing to herself.
Softly, the sound of the choir echoed down the hallway to meet with Esther's ears. Unconsciously she followed the sound. "Perhaps I will listen to the choir practice first," she thought to herself. As she walked, the sound of a beautiful harmony of voices drowned out her footsteps. She neared the main corridor and found the sound radiating from the music room.
"What?" As she ope
A Silly BrideHow did it turn into this I thought to myself as the girls that had surrounded me continued their giggling and laughter at my expense. But before we get into my current predicament perhaps I should start at the beginning.A Silly Bride2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My name is Alex, Im 18 years old and I am rather on the smallish side for a boy standing at a mere 5 ft inches. Im also very skinny as I weigh a mere 130 pounds. I have light brown hair that falls a bit past my shoulders and some big green eyes.
I had just finally gotten my own apartment in the city which was convenient because this allowed me to be just a few blocks away from where I worked. I always enjoyed walking to work, because I always liked to see the hustle and bustle of the city streets. One store in particular that always seemed busy was a local bridal store that always had some bride and her entourage trying to find the right wedding dress.
I must admit that the whole process was rather confusing to me. Why people would pay thousand
The Rabbit and The Bear...The Rabbit and The Bear...3 years ago in Settings More Like This
One day, a rabbit found a bear. The rabbit laughed at the bear, because he was brown, fat and very very tall. The poor bear was always sad , nobody liked to talk with him because of this. But the bear finally decided to afront it, and he told the rabbit
-I laught at you, because you are little, whithe and very thin, as a dead.
The rabbit was really sad now: he understood all the pain that he makes feel to the poor bear. Since that day, he told to everyone:
-It's sad to hear things like that... We should accept everyone as they are, and don't judge them by their looks!
The other animals agreed. But the old and sage olw said:
- We will forever say the same thing, but you know the time it will work... The next generation will break with it!
Then, what should we do?! - Said a squirrel
We must teach them to leave in peace. You know, make love not war! Replied the owl.
But it's hard! It'