Deadbolts Ch. 22Deadbolts Ch. 221 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She hates me.
I know she hates me.
The look she had given him was seared deep into his memory. That look of hurt and confusion and utter betrayal. He would never forget it, and he would never forgive himself for putting it on her face.
He hadn’t meant to be harsh—but he was just so angry. If they had barely escaped with their lives, what did that mean for Lance? It means he’s dead, that’s what. That was the thought that pushed him over the edge and caused him to snap at her. And that resulted in her looking at him like she no longer knew who he was, almost as if she was…scared of him.
Casey spent the truck ride trying to convince himself he didn’t care what she thought because it was all her fault Lance was gone. But every time he tried to be angry with her, he saw that expression on her face. Then his anger melted. He couldn’t do it. Once he had time to cool down and start thinking clearly again, the gu
Tormenting Nigthmares PrologueSilence.Tormenting Nigthmares Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Three words describing perfectly the scenery in front of a certain dark brunet. Suddenly, a bright light blinded him and he covered his eyes. After a few moments, he slowly opened them and he could see clearly.
His teeth gritting between his jaws, hands balling into fists on his sides, he glared at the eerie figure before him. The person before him wasn't the one he used to love; no, it was that person, but possessed. The body was floating a foot about the ground and a dark aura could be seen coming out of it.
The creature, ever so glad to see the Pokedex Holder, smiled a nasty smirk. With the soulless eyes of the body it was possessing, it kept staring at him amusingly.
" You were looking for me .?" It asked with a creepy voice. The dark brunet took a sharp breath and nodded.
"Yeah " he said as he took a step forward, closer to the person. His red eyes filled with anger and hate, he got out one of his Pokeballs. With a blink
Priceless Treasures-Chapter 1CastawayPriceless Treasures-Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Are...are you okay?!"
"Come on! Don't give up!"
"It's just a little farther...Don't let go!"
"N-no! C-can't...hold on...!"
Darkness. The sound of waves.
Eyelids slowly lift. Vision blurred. White puffy clouds lazily drifting across a bright midday sky. Horizon seamlessly meeting with deep blue ocean. Rolling waves crashing into sandy shoreline.
Wh...Where...am I? "Oh!"
Pain. Dizziness. Eyes shut. Vision faded into darkness.
The sound of waves.
The beach was peaceful that evening, though the ocean's waves were still a little choppy from the previous night's storm. The local Krabby had come out and began blowing bubbles. The rays of light the setting sun gave off reflected
Silver's story - ch. 1Chapter one: The beginningSilver's story - ch. 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
December 2000, somewhere on Cinnabar Island:
My birthday was right around the corner and I was already peeking at the presents my mother had bought. I had the perfect hiding place here at the back of the couch, pillows and blankets around me. Well, at least I thought I had. My father's Persian had already found me and his head was now lying onto my hand, seeking comfort. As if lying on a rug in front of the fireplace wasn't comforting enough.
When my father walked into the room, I immediately knew something was wrong. My grandmother, whose real name I don't know until this day on, had been visiting and he wasn't pleased at all. My mother used to tell me that father was to inherit grandmother's company. It was a fine business which would make more money than being a gym leader would. But my father wasn't too keen on becoming the new Rocket boss. Well, he wasn't when they just met. She knew he was aiming for the position.
The Persian wa
The Johto Quest-Chapter 1The Johto QuestThe Johto Quest-Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Clefaai-ry! Clefaai-ry! Clefaai-ry!"
Lyra let out a yawn and stretched her arms out as wide as they can. She rubbed her eyes as she turned off her Poke-larm clock. Scratching the messy tumble of hair on her head, her face lit up with a bright smile.
"Finally! Today is the day!" She threw off her covers and practically flew out of bed. "Crys! Crys! Wake up! Today is the day!"
She jumped into the bed on the other side of the room. Her sister was less enthusiastic.
"What is the matter with you?" Crystal looked over at her Poliwag clock on the nightstand next to her bed, "Lyra it's six-freaking-a.m.! Get off my bed!"
She launched a pillow at her sister, knocking the brunette of the bed, Lyra threw the pillow back onto the bed, sticking her tongue out, "That was highly uncalled for! Fine, sleep, but don't come crying to me when Gold and I get the best starters and you're left with something you don't want!"
Crystal was never much of
You Had Me From HelloContains: SpecialShipping (RedxYellow)You Had Me From Hello2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Song: You Had Me From Hello by BonJovi
Rated: K for Kute!
Ametrine burst from her bedroom, the "thump" of her tiny feet a signal to her father, his little girl was awake and ready to play. She peaked into the living room from the hallway entrance, spying her father's form on the couch, seemingly reading something she couldn't see. Deciding on impulse, she tip-toed behind the couch, arms outstretched for her surprise jump attack.
Just as she was about to jump her father twisted in his spot, snatching her up and standing at the same time, tossing her into the air. She giggled and hugged her father, poking his nose before pouting a bit.
"Daaaady, you're supposed to let me get you!" She tried pouting, a smile trying to break through.
Red laughed and held her closer. "Now why would I do that when it's much easier to throw you into the air and TICKLE YOU!" He roared tickling her mercilessly.
The sound of Red's voi
Kotone + the Silver Beast Ch1Kotone + the Silver Beast Ch13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Kotone & the Silver Beast
I remember, when I was younger, of living in a luxurious mansion filled with all my heart's desires. Of course, that was a long time ago. Due to my father's uncanny habit of gambling away his late parents' fortune, we soon were broke. That was around the time I was about five or six years old. But, since then, we have had to live at a small farm, growing crops for our greedy landlord. Currently, I am tending to our tiny patch of carrots, tugging out weeds and watering the driest of the batch. Straightening my back, I groan as I feel my spine pop as I do so. The sun beats down on my mocha-colored head of hair, with fresh sweat beading on my forehead. I wipe my forehead with the back of my hand, squinting in the bright light. "It's really hot out today, Father..." I murmured, directing my faint complaint to the man working just a few feet away. He looks up; his back is permanently slouched from nearly a decade of hard labor, making h
Human Experience 23Human Experience 233 years ago in Romance More Like This
The worse has passed now, Atreyu thought, sighing as he leaned back in his chair. In the past three days he had barely had a moment of rest; tending to Blayre had proven much more difficult than he had anticipated. He closed his eyes and rubbed them lightly. They watered and stung as he yawned, his limbs and mind heavy with the dense fog of sleep.
"How is he?" a cold, sweet feminine voice called.
Atreyu's eyes snapped open, his sister's voice jarring him out of an uneasy, light sleep. Noah stood lazily in the doorway, dressed in a floor length white satin gown. Idly, she twirled a bit of her hair around her pinkie finger, making the thin, deep purple ribbons she had artfully woven in her hair shine in the weak amber light of Blayre's suite.
"He will be fine, Sister," Atreyu said sleepily, turning his eyes back to his resting brother. "He is resting peacefully now, though he does cry out sometimes."
"I guess I over did it," she said lightly, laughing
624 Days and Counting- Ch. 15624 Days and Counting- Ch. 152 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I got a window seat.
Even though I have flown on Reshiram too many times to count, I always get excited about flying. I figured taking off on a plane wouldn't be too different than on a Pokémon, but it took so much longer, making me impatient. It would start to back up slowly, turn, go straight and pick up speed, stop, and then go again. It took about fifteen minutes for us to actually get into the air, and I was shaking in my seat. N sat beside me looking bored as hell, and I resisted the urge to hit him and make him as excited as I was. It was beautiful.
I didn't have my Pokeballs on me. No one could on the plane; they were all stowed away beneath. I would have loved to have Serperior to enjoy it with me, but according to security, it was a safety hazard.
I spent the four hours chatting with N and watching people. We whispered to each other and pointed out the obvious foreigners. To N and I's surprise, there were people from Germany on the plane. It was
Discussing the OCT Deadline FloodAlternatively titled “Why You Are Making the Judges Cry.”Discussing the OCT Deadline Flood2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
It has been my observation through participating in four OCTs, running one, and watching countless more, that a lot of people are in the habit of waiting until the last week (or even the last day) to submit all or most of their entry for the round. Now the last week is part of the time allotted to you, and it is understandable for you to be finishing up the last few pages during this time. What I am taking issue with are the folks who wait until the last week or so to submit 2/3s or more of their round.
There are several inherent problems attached to doing this. First of all, it is extremely frustrating for your opponent to have to wait the entire round to see your entry. Part of the fun of an OCT is seeing how other people interpret your character, and I cannot stress enough how much of a blow it is to a competitor’s morale when it seems like their opponent cannot be bothered to post their e
Create a Fictional CharacterHow To:Create a Fictional Character8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Create a Fictional Character
Creating fictional characters are probably the most difficult part of writing. How does one create a believable, well-developed character? A person cannot just pull something out of their butt and call it a character. A character needs to be thought out, needs to be planned. Characters are the people who tell the story that the author is writing. It needs to be made out to be as real as the author can make it. That leaves the question, how does a person create a fictional character?
First thing that needs to be done is to give the faceless, undeveloped character a gender and a name. A person should not name the character after themselves, unless the author is writing an autobiography. This essay is talking about a fictional character. Give the character a name all its own, and do not name it after its personality. If the character is charitable, do not name it Charity.
The next step is as vital as the gender and name. The character needs
Guide To RoleplayTo Be a Good RoleplayerGuide To Roleplay5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I wrote this guide because I'm somewhat of a perfectionist. I want to do everything by the book-but sometimes, there is no book to go by. It was a day in the middle of my Winter Break when I decided that I should look for a guide to role-playing; I only found one and it didn't elaborate enough for my tastes.
By no means is this a set of strict rules or even a standard, but this is what I look for in roleplay partners and what almost all of the people that I roleplay with universally appreciate. If you don't like this, I'm not forcing you to read it.
Ia. Roleplay Terms
If you're new to roleplaying, you may not know all of the terms involved. I sure know that I didn't! These are some of the most commonly used ones.
O.O.C./Out of Character: Out of character is something that the person writing the post, not the character, is saying.
Power Playing: Excercising control outside of your respective amount, like controlling other
Writing 201: Crowd or Cast?You should know your overall plot by now and I'm sure you have your cast of characters in mind, now it's time to cut your cast in half, yep, seriously, cut it in half as you have too many characters. Yep, that's right, we'll focus today's article on something most people tend to ignore: how big should your cast be?Writing 201: Crowd or Cast?4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Here's the thing, the more characters you have, the more pages you will need to develop them in a satisfying manner. So, unless you're writing the next 1000+ novel I suggest you keep your cast with the minimum number of characters as possible your plot requires.
Why have two bad guys when one suffices? What's the point in having 50 mutants in a film where only one takes center stage *wink wink looking at you 20th Century Fox*?
I'm sure that when you cooked up a cool story you had about twenty characters in mind, that's perfectly natural, it's just too much fun creating people to populate your world. But there's an inherent danger in keeping such a bloated cast: the character
Decembersville Ch. 23Chapter 23 Mellons charadeDecembersville Ch. 235 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
This is bad. This is so very bad! Tins shivering voice echoed in the darkness. Mellon was squeezed right next to him, lifting the sewer lid just a crack, peering into the snowy, empty street. And brilliant idea, Melloni! Ive always wanted to dive head-first into a grimy sewer!
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Ladies first, Mellon sighed. Tin was forcefully thrown out of the sewer hole, hitting the snowy pavement hard. He continued to whine and complain at how wet and slimy he was and Mellon helped Zero out of the hole, carefully pulling him out by his wrists. And I would zip it if I were you. Your annoying nagging is what almost got us killed about five minutes ago. We were lucky there was a cesspool around to escape through.
Zero slimily stood up, retching at how bad he smelled and how grimy he was. Then he calmly looked all around him; they
The Reason I Love YouThe reason I love you,The Reason I Love You2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Now let me see....
Shall I compare you to a tree?
Your awesome and lovely
And with everyone you blend in naturally
Or, maybe that's not right....
How about the color white?
Because your spirits just as light
That shines into my deep dark life
And keeps me away from that horrid knife
Or maybe you're more than the sea
Calming and sweet to me
You roll on endlessly
Your love expands as far as the eye can see
Or maybe it's the sun
Faithful, to the one who your heart has won
Keeping me happy, through all the sadness
Tearing away my agonizing madness
Or, maybe you're just you, that's good too
Because none of them are as perfect, as you
Mind, oh MindSmiley face, smiley face, can't you ever see?Mind, oh Mind1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
So much to be sad about, so much that could be
Going wrong for everyone, going wrong for you.
Smiley face, smiley face, don't you feel it too?
Sad face, sad face, can't you ever tell?
So much could be going great, going oh so well
Sad face, sad face, can't you ever see?
Life is spend much better when your thinking thoughts of glee.
Mind, oh mind, why can't you agree?
Thinking everything at once is slowly killing me...
The Face At The DoorThe face at the door is a demon, a godThe Face At The Door1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
He smiles through stitches, his stare rather odd
The face at the door is a cruel, silent being
Yet, people are calm, and the children aren't fleeing
Quiet yourself, for you're the only one
Crying for help at the point of a gun
Learn how to fly, rather, learn how to fall,
The face at the door... well... there's no face at all.
Character Creation TutorialCharacter Creation TutorialCharacter Creation Tutorial6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
How to effectively develop a realistic and likable character for novels and fanfiction.
Table of Contents:
I. A Name
II. Physical Attributes
III. Style & Personality
It can be assumed that developing a plot and storyline is self explanatory. If not, you can find another tutorial for that. This tutorial will focus primarily on the thought-process of creating new characters with depth.
I. A name is the first step. Try to match the character to their name, or somehow integrate the character's name into the storyline or progression of the character's maturity and personality. For example, a character who is dark and moody would probably not be named Star unless this contradiction holds some meaning in the story. (In a comedy it would have a nice effect, but in a drama or serious story, not so much).
If you can't think of a name you can go to places like babynames.com or google for assistance
Writing 203: Nice to Meet YouToday's article is extremely important as it is key for successful character development.Writing 203: Nice to Meet You4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
KNOW YOUR CHARACTERS INSIDE AND OUT
That's today's lesson. You have to develop all your characters well enough they become real people. Except those with one line only, like Officer #1 or Hot-Dog Dude. Those are walking puppets to populate your world.
But your primary and secondary characters must be well developed, there's no way around it. Their actions must be driven by their personality and back story. Even though most of this information will never see the light of day, it is imperative they exist through your characters' actions.
If you need a character to behave a specific way to drive the plot forward, it must be planted beforehand and be in line with the previously established personality, it can't be out of character.
My process starts with ten questions I fished here and there and a couple of reminders that form my own Character Bio Sheet. I like to answer them in excruciating detail
Fixing Common UTAU ErrorsFixing Common UTAU Errors2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
I'm just going to name the ones I can think of off the top of my head...if you come across another one let me know and I'll try to figure out how to fix it c:
Errors With Voice or UST
[!] exclamation points above notes
Unfortunately there's no quick and easy way to get rid of these, but so far this is the fastest way I know of:
1) click on note with [!] above it (it will turn pink if you don't have everything already selected)
2) push ctrl Y on your keyboard
3) past 'pre' and 'ovl' you'll see 3 buttons in a row in Japanese. Click the middle one.
4) hit ok
*This will get rid of that ONE exclamation point on that ONE note...you'll need to do this w/ all notes that have exclamation points.
If that didn't work, do step one and two, but then drag the little red points around on the line until all points are not touching each other or are not vertical of each other. Hit ok~
My Utau Won't Sing
if you highlight notes and hit play but there is
AsylumWho are you?Asylum2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Where are you?
What... are you?
The blinding white walls
Closing in on you
Who are you?
Certainly not that
happy little girl
jumping through fairy tales
as a sunset paints the silver sky.
Where are you?
Definitely not where
you'd want to be.
What are you?
Blood, scars, wounds.
All you see are shadows
In a room of white walls...