Merperson Biology 101: Part 1RespirationMerperson Biology 101: Part 16 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Merpeople use a water lung alternatively with air lungs. Basically the individual can chose to shift between the use of a water lung and air lungs. The water lung acts as a vacuum that pulls water through the gills and sits between the air lungs. There is a partition in the throat that closes off whichever route is not being used. The individual dictates which type of lung to use. The water lung is smaller and there is only one, even though it is the main breathing source. this is because gills are the most efficient form of gathering oxygen, much more efficient than lungs. The individual is accustomed to the large amount of oxygen provided by gills. In some species prolonged exposure to air can lead to death from lack of oxygen. In other species, they may become weaker or not be bothered at all except for physical strain.
Strain on the Body
The physical strain
Scaring Meyou are poisonScaring Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a shank in the ribs in the middle of the night
and you are so dangerous
more than playing with fire and part of me wonders if I
you are quietly sweet
like those plants that eat things with wings
and yes, you fool me into thinking
that maybe this time
I have to say it all in one breath or else I’ll never get it out but you are scaring
me and I can’t decide if
living with you is
Awkward Conversations (PewDieCry)Whistling to himself, Pewdiepie skipped to his computer, pressing the on button with a flourish. He couldn’t wait to Skype with Cry, his time with the American growing alarmingly sparse. Unbeknownst to the Swede, his ex-girlfriend Mariza was hidden in a corner, turning on her video camera. Unknown by Pewdie’s bro army, they had both broken up, feeling that they were only friends. Now that he was single, Mariza had been trying to set Felix up with Cry, who she knew had feeling towards the Scandinavian.Awkward Conversations (PewDieCry)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
‘Hey, friend!’ Cry’s greeting rang out. Pewdie coughed nervously before replying, before they moved onto trivial conversations. Mariza frowned, but that quickly turned to wide-eyed surprise when she noticed Felix moved his hand slowly, eventually slipping down his trousers. Was he….? Mariza turned a bright red, both from embarrassment, and internal fan-girling. Cry seemed oblivious to his friend masturbating to his voice, as he continued to tell
Walking Into Love chapt 1-4Walking Into LoveWalking Into Love chapt 1-47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chouji x Hinata
Walking into the bar Naruto noticed Ino sitting by herself her hand absent mindedly swirling the drink in her hand.
Hey Ino whats got you so vexed. He asked taking the drink from her hand and downing it quickly.
Hey jerk that was mine. Naruto just shrugged and poured her another drink.
So what is your problem anyways?
Chouji is my problem.
Huh? Giving her a blank stare.
Sighing loudly she turned towards him. He wont leave me alone. I swear give a guy one pity date and dump him and your stuck having him follow you like a lost puppy dog.
You gave Chouji a pity date and then dumped him. Naruto laughed. Wow Ino thats cold.
I thought if I said yes and acted like a total bitch on our date he would leave me alone. She took another sip before passing a glass to Naruto.
So I still dont see your p
Blind Dates and Moonflowers5-8Blind Dates and MoonflowersBlind Dates and Moonflowers5-88 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Gaara x Hinata
chapt 5- 8 complete
Gaara slammed the door closed causing everyone in the room to look up. Growling he stalked over to a rather worried Kankuro. Grabbing him by the collar his words coming out in a growl. Go put on something nice we are going out to dinner. Kankuro merely nodded and left the room quickly giving Temari a dirty look as he left.
Gaara turned to the only two left in the room his sister and her boyfriend Shikamaru. That goes for you two also. He yelled before storming into his room. The sounds of him tearing apart his closet disrupting the peaceful evening. Gaara became so involved in searching his closet he didnt hear Temari enter.
Umm Gaara you okay? She smirked.
Hell no Im not! Not even bothering to look at Temari. Dammit where is it He frowned tossing more clothes on the floor. Temari do you know
Three of HeartsThree of Hearts3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Three of Hearts
AU timeline-wise wherein the bombing mission is postponed from early December to late February. Also, preferably two years later so Marlene's six years old.
Today was a special day or so she was told. Then again, that’s what they would say just to earn more gil. She scowled. What’s so great about today anyways?
Red. The slums were painted red. It was rather ominous if you asked her. Red was the color of blood and she knew very well how much blood is spilled for those who live on the plate. She knew first-hand how much blood is still being spilled by Shinra. She spat at the vile name on her lips. That’s right. Red was the color of the flames that consumed a whole village.
At some point, Tifa didn’t enjoy the holidays as much as she used to. That burning point in her life scorched her ideals forever along with a few other things. Her home w
Cloud Birthday fic 2012Though his memories have been tampered and fooled around with, there are things he feels he never really forgot. His mind may have lost the sights and smells of them over time, but in his heart he remembered the feeling of waking up and realizing he was turning six.Cloud Birthday fic 20123 years ago in Romance More Like This
He remembered the exhiliration of knowing that his mother was, at that moment, making his favorite spice cake with cinnamon apple frosting. He remembered that he would get a gift from her, lovingly made by hand and wrapped just right. In his heart, he knew these things had happened.
It wasn't until after a few certain events were triggered that his mind was able to catch up.
Now he could smell the cake baking; the apples cooking in the spice-infused sugar water. He could see, in his mind's eye, the sun rising through the window in his room. He could feel the chill as his excited little hands pushed the blanket back from his pajama clad body. The hardwood floor was cold, so he had
the tease of Earl Greywhen leaves speak they rustlethe tease of Earl Grey3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but shan't talk of lost cattle
out of bags like cats lying
purring perhaps stirring
gainsaying the language
of pictures - much fewer
than one thousand words
whispered soft - softer
ours to read into
by catching a hint of
some spiciness brewed
a sugaring of love -
or upcoming danger
a giving or taking
from whom in this strange land
once was a stranger
by this chance assessed
through one's cup or glass
darkly lit yet it be
from wet leavings of tea
hopefully let it be
the sugaring of love -
llp - dA - jan2013
DD - feb1/2013
All the Things You Never KnewIt was your favorite thing to say. “We know everything about each other. Not just the good things, but even the bad ones. We have no secrets.” And the way your eyes lit up when you said it, how your arm would curl around my shoulders and squeeze me against you… I couldn’t say anything. I promised myself that I would when we were alone, but the moment always seemed wrong and eventually the fact that I still had secrets became a secret itself.All the Things You Never Knew3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It turns out I wasn’t the only one.
I never told you about the crying or the cutting or the nights I spent awake staring at the bottle of pills. I was terrified it would be too much for you to handle, so I didn’t mention the time I ran away, or the first time I ended up in the hospital. I locked the memories up in a box inside my head with “For Tom, to open later” written on the outside.
And you, in turn, never told me about the cancer, fearing it would be too much for me to handle. Well, you were ri
BlindDates and Moonflowers 1-4Gaara x HinataBlindDates and Moonflowers 1-48 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Blind Dates and Moonflowers
Gaara looked at Kankuro and Temari and growled. The council wants me to what!
Temari sighed heavily she knew when she heard the counsels decision that this was going to give her a headache. She was definitely having one and it was a ten on the Richter scale of headaches.
The counsel thinks it is time for you to find a wife. You have been Kazekage for four years and they feel it is time.
Absolutely not! Gaara stated firmly through clenched teeth. They cant make me!
Listen little brother just appease them go out on a few dates. True they cant force you to marry but they can make your life living hell. Kankuro sighed just wanting to get the hell out of there.
Gaara please just try and be reasonable. Temari begged.
Fine! Gaara sighed his hand going to pinch the bridge of his nose. Temari realized she wasnt the only one with a headache. She gulped
TwilightTwilight6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She wanted to live in an old villa
or a cottage by the sea
with cool slate flagstones
covered in moss
that cupped her feet
and grapevines trailing like brides
down to the water
where she would sit and paint
the red boats
and the warm slant of sun
that toyed with the long morning
and filled it with conversation.
She wanted to beckon the afternoon
and gather it in her lap
in a bentwood chair
under a trellis
that grew ivy green
like the madness
of untamed summer
where she could write memoirs,
scandals of lovers
and too many trysts
that would raise eyebrows
and she would sip Limoncello
while the bees told her stories.
And the evening would fall at her feet
just like it always did
and the China red moon
would rise from the trees
and race down the path
to greet her
and she would stretch out in a silk hammock
on her white-washed porch
where she could make up dreams
the bright embers
and the cricket drone air
that drenched the long night
cocooning her s
InsomniaNow, now, all of you. It’s late.Insomnia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mind, stop wandering all over creation; you can only juggle so many things at once.
Neck, stop whining; sometimes, life puts us in uncomfortable positions and you just have to accept that.
Nose, I’m worried about you. You’ve been stuffed up and shut off from everything all evening… In the morning, I want you to open up more.
And, you, heart, would do well to be quiet every once in a while; especially at this late hour. No one wants to hear about your newest anime crush at 1:00 am.
Extremities, calm yourselves. Stop all your nervous fidgeting; it’s very distracting. That goes double for you, fingers and legs.
…Are you even listening?
Ugh. Of course not. You can’t be all ears, I suppose…
But honestly... No, stop that! Settle down!
I implore you; no, I’m begging you.
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 13: TED'SChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Though the music served only as ambiance for the bar to further its Earthy appeal, the melody she heard was unmistakable. She would've recognized her father's playing anywhere. This particular one was his rendition of one of his favorite jazz compilations. Several different melodies blending into one another, each one highlighted for about a minute before he moved on to the next one. The music sparked random memories from her childhood, mostly of their lessons together and a few of dancing with her mother in their small cabin.
Self-doubt creeping in, she dropped behind her mother and Anderson, beginning to wonder if this was such a good idea after all. It had been so very long since she touched a piano. She didn't even know if she could remember how to play.
" I don't know mom," Sera said hesitantly.
Hannah led them to one of the common areas just off the entrance of the bar and waited until there was a lull in the passers-by before speaking. She thought for a m
Hearty Heaven: PrologueTifa had always thought it was funny when Wedge glanced down at his portly belly between rounds at Seventh Heaven. Like maybe he was hoping it would disappear, or fearing he'd see it growing.Hearty Heaven: Prologue3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He never had turned down an offer of food from her though. It made her wonder if maybe he wasn't afraid to see it taking over his lap. Maybe he wanted it to. He was such a happy, helpful taste tester, cheerfully giving her feedback to refine and tweak her menu, that she didn't think about it too much...
But she wondered, once, if she wanted to see it grow too.
It had been a long time since she'd thought of that; so many things had happened, and sadly, Wedge and his shy, cheerful, chubby smile would never again be seen around Seventh Heaven. ...All things considered, it was pretty strange who had finally reminded her of Wedge's taste-testing. They were both shy, but unlike Wedge's good-natured acquiescence in all things--
"Think I've had
ExhaleI love the marks that a woman’s clothes leave on her body. I love the red indents and the proof of a long day before she even opens her mouth.Exhale10 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Tight socks circumventing ankle bones. A watch cutting a bit too tightly around a pulse. The alluringly simple bra straps; wire pressing up into the impossibly soft undersides of breasts; the cryptic clasp nestled between shoulder blades. The imprint of lace and elastic on the taut tender tendon of the inner thigh. The geography of jeans around the hips and trailing along the legs like railroad tracks. The line on her cheek from when she fell asleep on the bus home.
I love the luxurious sigh when it all puddles to the floor, shedding this artificial skin. Remnants of weariness leave whispers on the body.
And after all she has been through, she still comes to me and allows me to trace these whispers with my fingertips, eyes, lips. She doesn't cover herself and doesn't hide and lets me in.
We leave the lights on.
Cat!England x Reader - Birthday PresentCat!England x Reader - Birthday Present2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The cool, spring air blew against your forehead as you were walking home from a late night party, causing strands of your bunned hair to whip back behind you. The slight heels on your flats clicked against the pavement, and being preoccupied with something in your purse, you didn't see where you were going. And because you were digging through such a small handbag for just a measly iPhone, you ended up running into someone. Upon impact with a hard, muscle-y chest, you looked up at who you bumped into. Unfortunately, it was a drunkard who smelled strongly of alcohol. The smell of him was enough to make you gag.
"Heey therr, purrty," the man slurred, too drunk to even walk on his own two feet. He looked you up and down, obviously feeling like the luckiest guy on earth just because he happened to bump into a young girl wearing a cocktail dress at night. You could tell because of the smirk he wore on his face; guys like that bothered you to no extent. "How 'bout I take you tah m' house and
SaviorSavior3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I never meant to be the one who kept you from the dark;
But now I know my wounds are sewn because of who you are.
I will take this burden on and become the holy one,
But remember I am human and I'm bound to sing this song.
A boy with ink-black haired peered into the darkness, his strange magenta-colored eyes almost glowing in the dull nighttime light. He tilted his head to the side, the wild black locks falling daintily to the side, brushing his shoulders. He shot a brisk glance over his shoulder and smirked, pulling something that resembled a face-mask up over his nose leaving only his eyes visible. He raised his hand and made a gesture with his lengthy fingers before taking off, putting all of his weight on the balls of his feet as he ran. Shortly afterwards a large group of people followed close behind quickly catching up with him. He glanced over his shoulder, smirking beneath his mask. There was nothing he loved more than this it was exhilarating; the thrill o
Faceless (Slenderman x Reader) Part 7*Beep!* *Beep!* Beep!*Faceless (Slenderman x Reader) Part 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Mmmmmhhh..." You groaned sitting up to turn off your morning alarm.
Suddenly a wave of confusion hit you. Like....
Like you were forgetting something important.
You jumped out of bed and looked around, your Tv was still on, playing early morning cartoons.
"Oh wait... Thats right. I fell asleep..." You muttered, heading to the bathroom to take a shower.
You dressed in a simple black hoodie with the words 'Make Pasta Not War' on it and faded blue jeans.
You brushed your hair but stopped abruptly when you looked at yourself in the mirror.
You were so pale...
You shook your head and grabbed your backpack
Walking down the stairs you began to feel lightheaded.
Amberlyn was already dressed in a lavender silk top, a plaid skirt, and gray flats.
She spotted you, a look of concern on her face.
"You alright _____? You look washed out." She frowned. "You want some of my makeup?"
"N-no... I'm fine. I'm just really sleepy." You muttered, following Amberlyn out t
How to Sleep and Never Wake UpThe year they discovered my best friend, twenty years old and silent under the heap of her wrecked car, I learned one can sleep forever and never wake up.How to Sleep and Never Wake Up3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
That year, her sister, only seventeen, ate magic mushrooms and lost her mind and her brother, fourteen, started running and stopped eating and I didn't eat magic mushrooms but lost my mind anyway as everyone watched my skin, too white to be real, disintegrate before their eyes.
That year I flew to Colorado to see an urn surrounded by pointe shoes. It reminded me more of a wastebasket than the last I would see of the girl who shared my soul. Her sister ran naked through the street a few days later after ingesting a certain fungus at her school's homecoming dance. Most say it was the drugs. Maybe, I said. But I knew exactly what it was. Her brother started walking with his feet turned out, a remnant of his ballerina sister instilled in him. I ripped the flesh from my arms, hoping to find her somewhere underneath my fingernails until a
WomanNo one tells youWoman6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
your arms are the Euphrates
or that your long legs
are the work
of a clever devil
and a blasphemy
I have grown to crave.
No one mentions
how your skin distracts
and how your clothes
take on new life
every time you stand up
and the sun
of your thighs.
No one says your eyes
are a lost mile
or that your lips trespass
between the sheets
and make sleep
a forgotten god.
And no one reminds you
that the shape
your voice takes
when dawn stretches the sky,
sends my reason fleeing
like a thief.
.:Hurry Up And Save Me:. GermanyxReader.:Hurry Up And Save Me:. GermanyxReader3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hurry Up And Save me"
I'm going through the same day
Same place, same way I always do
Then I saw you from the corner of my eye
And it hit me like a ton of bricks, I can't lie
Oh, you got to me
You were outside today, in the almost one-hundred degree heat doing work for your parents, as they had better things to do...meaning they wanted to stay inside and watch T.V. all day.
You were in charge of most things chore related around the house. Even at age seventeen, your parents still treated you like a ten year old slave, making you do everything for them, and when you refused or had done your chore wrong, you were beaten.
In fact, you had to wear jackets and pants to cover up bruises and scars your parents had given you. Though the ones on your face were just there for you to lie about, and let people think you were clumsy and fell all the time, causing your eye to be black, or your jaw to be bruised. No one would have believed it