700I read a story once about a man who had six PhD's in six different fields. I don't remember what fields they were, but I was impressed - that much I remember. As I read on, it became clear that the reason he found so much success was his severe OCD. He was so consumed by the disorder that he read each page of each textbook hundreds of times. And I remember thinking it was crazy, insane, psychotic. But I guess it worked for him. So I forgot about the man with the six PhD's and the torturous perfectionism that some call "disorder."7003 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Until I Met Candyce Karolyn Ethanson.
It was fourth grade and I called her names behind her back because she had to get on the swings so many times in a row that she never even swung. Before she could get on the swing well enough, recess was over. She cried when our teacher pried her from the swing-set, not allowing the repetition to continue. Then we went back inside for class and I remember seeing blood on her fingernails from where they were buried in her l
Rape pieceIMAGE: http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj59iqKaSr1qb2cxho1_500.pngRape piece4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
"There are so many people replying to this saying how this girl is "asking for it" because of her top. You've just proved her point! You are taught by society to believe that a woman must dress a certain way to avoid being raped, instead of a man being taught that it is always wrong to rape. You are conditioned to think that way and it is pathetic and immoral and so so so WRONG. I'm so infuriated by looking at the notes on this. If you think even a little bit, that this woman- or any woman- is ASKING to get raped, unfollow me now because I do not want to be associated with you in any way, shape, or form."
My two cents:
(psst please don't forget that men can be raped too, and that women can rape others)
I wish the people who blame the victim would realize their enabling attitudes, and that rape is going to happen. Rape will always happen. Regardless of someone's gender, his/her behaviour, his/
Cat Maid Meme: RecruitmentCat Maid Meme: Recruitment2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cat Maid Meme: Recruitment
The doorbell rang, surprising Jason. He’d just come from home from work and had no packages en route to him, so he’d fully expected the afternoon to pass like any other: sitting in his room, surfing the net, watching TV, reading, playing video games, writing, or any combination thereof. He almost never had plans outside of work, the only times he interacted with the world resting largely from the places he chose to eat or the weekends, which he spent with his longtime girlfriend. Figuring some sort of solicitor had rung the bell, he ignored it.
It rang again and Jason sighed. He’d already settled in and didn’t feel like heading downstairs to tell whoever might await that he wasn’t interested. Despite his refusal to acknowledge the chimes, they soon started repeating themselves incessantly, the button being pressed over and over. Annoyed, Jason grumbled as he left his room and went down to answer the door.
Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 2Echo Squad - Dreadnought part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Bout time.” Dani said as Myls’Stanis walked into the cargo bay. She was busy configuring something on the display on the forward bulkhead of the compartment. Uli'Narah sat on a crate leaning against the rear bulkhead while Zen was against the far side of the cabin tinkering with his drone that was hovering next him. Myls set down next to Uli.
“Okay,” the squad leader started “We all know this was as last second as missions get, but by now we are a used to that. But the reason that we got sent out here in a human freighter will be obvious in a moment. Six days ago a long range radio telescope got lucky and picked up the emissions of a large vessel coming to the last jump point we just passed. It was barely in range of other optical sensors but we were able to get this.”
An image popped up on the screen and everyone just stared. Whatever they had been doing wasn’t important. Zen’s arms fell slowly and his drone disappeared. Myls gave
The HoneymoonOn and one their journey took them. It had been hours since they'd left the gates of Canterlot and still their trip had not come to a stop. Wherever it was that her aunt had planned for them, it was clearly out of anyone's way.The Honeymoon3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Cadence, still in her wedding gown and hairstyle, was sitting comfortable in her wedding carriage. Her mind brimming with ideas about where it was they might be going.
She looked out of the window of her carriage, looking upon the countryside as they passed by. Tall grassy hills. Rivers and streams which glistened in the moonlight. It was without a doubt, a beautiful sight. She'd spent much of her life travelling around Equestria, visiting many places. But she'd never taken enough time to simple enjoy the places around her. Here thought, she had plenty of time to do so.
And the aforementioned moon was also impressive to behold. Auntie Luna had certainly outdone herself tonight. No doubt in an attempt to make their night perfect. It was something she kne
Hearth's Warming Eve - Missing ScenesPonies everywhere were darting left and right in a desperate attempt to be ready for the big event. The rooms backstage were awash with chatter and excitement and dread over the upcoming performance, and in the audience that now gathered in front of the stage, the anticipation was even greater.Hearth's Warming Eve - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For this was the Hearth's Warming Eve recreation play. A tribute to the founding of Equestria itself and the ponies who had made it happen. Everyone in the city wanted to be here to watch it. And judging from the mass of crowds pouring through the hall's gates, it would be easy to assume that everyone was.
But for one stallion, this upcoming play gave him even greater joy. Shining Armour, using his authority as captain of the guard, had managed to convince those backstage to let him in so that he could visit one of those who would be performing tonight. Somepony he hadn't seen in too long a time.
Twilight Sparkle, his sister.
He went from group to group backstage, describing his sister to the ot
Robot and Monster-The Party Alt. EndingAUTHOR'S NOTE: My third RnM story and with an alternate ending. If any RnM fans had seen the recent episode call "The Party", not only do we see Crazy Cousin Gizmo again, but we're given MANY reasons to dislike Robot's family, especially his mother, Arpa DeFault. I really liked "The Party", it had a powerful message and we see how Robot is able to stand up to his own mother at times, especially to defend his mentally ill cousin who's even more shunned than he is. I'm not sure I like Arpa, and though the ending to that episode was okay, I decided to make an alternate ending.Robot and Monster-The Party Alt. Ending3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Robot quickly looked over his shoulder, making sure his dear cousin was close behind him as they continued running from the band of security guards hot on their metallic tails.
No use trying to place on a 'cold and indifferent' demeanor any longer; the party was wrecked, and same
Sweet and Elite - Missing SceneHe sat there at his desk, with his hoof to his chin, pondering with all his might. It had been several days of careful consideration and despite all the time, he still hadn't come any closer to an answer. Things were getting rather stressful for him as he knew the deadline was fast approaching. He hated to think of what might happen if he missed that time. But he couldn't dwell on what might happen. All he had to concern himself was that all-important question.Sweet and Elite - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
What should he get for his little sister for her birthday?
Shining Armour was sitting in his office in the royal guard tower adjacent to the royal palace. His schedule had allowed for some free time today but he'd spent much of it simply trying to figure out what to get for Twilight on her birthday, which was tomorrow! Even if he could figure it out, he'd have to get the gift to Ponyville, which would eat up even more time.
He started poking the side of his head with his hoof.
"Come on! Think! What to get her?" He said to himsel
MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing SceneAs she looked out of her window and saw the crowd of ponies gather in the gardens below, she could not help but feel more than a little excited. After all, it was not every day that she got to witness such an event.MMMystery on the Friendship Express-Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Princess Mi'Amore Cadenza, or Cadence as she preferred to be called, was watching the gathering crowd with great anticipation. Like many of the annual Canterlot events, ponies from all over Equestria would gather to this city. And although her work often took other all over the principality to meet such ponies, seeing them all gather together in one place was always a rare treat.
This day was the annual dessert contest and many had pulled out all the stops this year. Treats and cakes of all shapes and sizes lined the gardens, waiting for the judges to come by and pass their verdict. She had to admit, it was an appealing sight.
Under normal circumstances she would have loved for Shining to be here today so they could both enjoy it. Unfortunately for the both of them he'd bee
Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing SceneThe sun was shining brightly today. The sky was a clear blue and everywhere you went in the parks of Canterlot, ponies were smiling and laughing.Hearts and Hooves Day - Missing Scene3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But then, they had good reason to be happy. For this was hearts and Hooves day. And on this day, like it was every year, love was in the air. Mares and stallions alike spent the day with their "very special someponies". You could not go two steps forward without laying your eyes on some happy couple enjoying each others company.
But sitting on a grassy hill in the middle of the park, was one pony who did not have a smile upon his face. A white stallion with a blue mane, wearing a rather ornate red uniform of a captain, who sat there on the top of the hill, and was experiencing worry like never before.
Over the course of his time as a member of the royal guard, he had been against many things that might cause other ponies to quake with fear. He had faced down raiding parties of dogs without hesitation. He's fended off hydras and manticores. He
Love Is In BloomLove Is In Bloom3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I don't own MLP: FiM or it's characters. They belong to Lauren Faust and Hasbro.
A/N: This is my first TwiLuna ship, so please don't be TOO harsh...
And let me know if there is anything needs to be fixing!
Love Is In Bloom
Princess Luna stared at the newly married couple who were dancing in the middle of the dance floor, surrounded by other couples swaying to the music. Luna had never felt happier, as this was her first wedding in over a thousand years. For a moment, she felt a pang of guilt, that she might have missed many weddings like this.
But then again, last time she had attended any royal weddings, they weren't this lively. Well, last time they didn't have Pinkie Pie. Last time, she was also a bit uptight. And a bit more tempered. But that was in the past. She felt quite proud that this party was being held, right under her night sky. It gave her the hope that she needed. The hope that everypony actually enjoyed her night!
She had learned from her mistakes, and now she was herse
Mare in the Moon - Missing ScenesDespite her usual tendency towards cleanliness, Twilight's room was currently a real mess. Books were laying about all over the floor, waiting to be put away. What little clothing she'd prepared for her journey was neatly folded and ready to go in her bag.Mare in the Moon - Missing Scenes3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Despite everything going smoothly, Twilight was still upset. She'd been positive that the Princess would take her message seriously. Instead, it'd been dismissed like a foal claiming to it's mother that there was a monster under the bed. Still, a command from the Princess was not something to be ignored. So, being the dutiful student she was, Twilight was busy preparing her things for the trip to this Ponyville place she'd heard about.
She walked over to her window and looked out. The royal city of Canterlot. The jewel in the crown of the nation of Equestria. Any pony in the world would give everything they had to be able to live in a place like this, and Twilight had been fortunate to be born here herself. It was a centre of learnin
My Vampire Romance 17For the next week Will and Maikala spent all of their free time together; going for walks, picnics in the park, going to plays and opera's together; anything that allowed them to be with each other.My Vampire Romance 177 years ago in Teen More Like This
Tonight was a moonlit dinner out in William's family garden. Everything was in full bloom, and he thought it would be the perfect date.
Will smiled as he let Maikala into the gardens and over to the dinner table that he set up for two.
"I hope you're hungry." He smiled, showing her all the wonderful food that he, himself, had prepared for this special occasion.
"Everything looks delicious." Maikala complimented before sitting down and Will pushed in her chair politely then sat himself.
Maikala held up her glass of wine.
Will smiled and also raised his glass.
"Yes, to us."
Dinner was fantastic, and with both of them content, they decided to go for a walk through the gardens. Oh how God was smiling upon these two n
I hopeI hope you get hurt so i can fill the painI hope2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I hope you get locked out so i can be the rain.
I hope you get scared so i can hold you in my arms
I hope you get chased so i can rescue you from harm.
I hope you lose everything so i can be the only thing you need.
I hope you go blind so i can be your only lead.
I hope your life's screwed up so you need someone to get you through
I hope you get hit by a car so i can save you.
I hope you break your leg so you can lean on me.
I hope you get kidnapped so you can be my rescuee.
I hope you get broken so i can make you whole
I hope you can sneak out so we can go for a stroll.
I hope you never grow up so i can protect you from harm
I hope you have bad luck so i can be your charm.
I hope you go to hell so i can bring you back
I hope you get addicted so i can be your crack
I hope you have a nice life so i'll know you had fun.
I hope you never find love so you'll know i'm the one
Union Of The AlicornsUnion Of The AlicornsUnion Of The Alicorns3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As the Grand Galloping Gala, which had been as dull as ever, drew to a close, Princess Celestia approached her niece.
As Shining Armor had pointed out, Cadence had looked more beautiful than ever wearing her brand new dress that evening. She was sitting by a tree now talking with Shining Armor.
'But how are you going to find it?' Shining Armor was saying, 'It could be anywhere!'
'I don't know,' Cadence admitted, 'but I have to.'
'Cadence?' came Celestia's voice. Cadence turned her head.
'Yes, Auntie Tia?' Cadence replied.
'I'd like to speak with you for a moment,' Celestia told her. Cadence nodded before turning to Shining Armor.
'I'll be back soon,' Cadence said.
Once they were a little distance off, they stopped.
'Every so often,' Celestia began, 'there is a meeting known as the Union Of The Alicorns. You can guess from the name what it is. A large amount of alicorns meet up to share any news or things they have discovered. Very few alicorns will turn up to a lo
Kindness is an ArkKindness is an Ark4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Prince Blueblood rolled his eyes as his stylist took care of brushing his mane. "If it takes you any longer I might just have my mane begin to fall out."
"I'm sorry, sir"
Prince cleared his throat.
"I meanI'm sorry, my lord," his stylist said. She was a coral colored unicorn with magenta mane. Prince Blueblood sat before his golden vanity, yawning while brushes and combs coerced his luxurious locks into firm order.
The royal unicorn considered his cheekbones, worried they weren't white enough. "Tonight is too important a night not to look my best, Reef," he said before with his magic he began to powder himself.
Reef said, "A visitation from Princess Cadence is quite the occasion."
The court unicorn nickered. "Princess Cadence can visit the moon for all I care."
Inner Dragon Chp. 7, The Final ChapterPRESENT...Inner Dragon Chp. 7, The Final Chapter3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shining Armor was astonished by the warm smile curved across the mammoth's face. Gazpacho was finally reaching the moment of resolving, after speaking miserably about his ordeal during the time of Florentine's absence.
However, despite the wide smile playing on his lips...the stallion saw sincere sadness in his eyes.
"Um..." Shining Armor pursed his lips for a few moments, blue eyes averting his gaze every now and then. "Something didn't go right when Florentine and the girls finally came back, huh?"
His wooly friend let out a painful sigh, massive hooves placed over his portly belly as his eyes fell.
"Although mother and I were so grateful our Flora came back," he confessed, "we realized something was wrong."
Mama Jam could barely contain her tears as her long trunk draped over Flore
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 11My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Deep within the recesses of his fevered dreams, Boldheart struggled against the luring pull of death. Looming before him, all about him a great laughing form of smoke and darkness, sending fear tearing at his sanity with every turn. He would run one way, then another, his eyes searching for any escape from the terror that dogged his every step, outguessed his every move. He wasn't even sure how long he had been running from the dark shadow that sought to consume him.
Suddenly, a vast chasm seemed to open before him, rending the earth and cutting off his escape. Skidding to a stop right at the edge of the new abyss, he turned to look back at the darkness as it swelled about him like a tide. He couldn't tear his eyes away from the looming face, that seemed to form, like a wolf's, all fangs and blazing, cruel eyes. Scooting back as close to the edge of the cliff as he could, Boldheart screamed out, utter terror seizing his soul.
"There is no escape for you now, Bo
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 8My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Of Life, Love, and Loss
Pinkie Pie rolled over in her bed, her eyes peering from under the blankets. She rubbed sleep from her eyes, then slowly focused them on the tiny figure curled up in the blankets across from her. The pale little filly was now completely visible, eyes squeezed tight, as if upset.
"She must be dreaming." Pinkie whispered to herself, creeping gently from her bed. She tiptoed over to her new friend, a motherly smile spread across her face. She brushed a loving hoof through Zephyr's mane, straightening out some of the rogue curls that had developed. Her hoof brushed against something hard beneath the pastel grey mane, causing Pinkie to pause. She felt the mystery object that seemed to pop like a lump from the pale filly's forehead.
"Wait, she has a " Pinkie slowly lifted Zephyr's mane away, to reveal a small, flat nub rising from her head. It wasn't a full horn, more like the base of one.The top of it looked like Sgt. Ramrod's scars, all scabby
A Captain's LegacyA Captain's Legacy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A Captain's Legacy
Shining stared up at the oak door that towered above him. It was a normal door, no different than a typical door one would find inside a house. But given the contents stored away behind it, it had an unusually grand feel to it, and Shining couldn't help but feel dwarfed in its shadow.
The old grandfather clock down the hall let out twelve loud booms.
It was noon. The high sun's rays shone through a nearby window and across Shining's stationary, white frame. It warmed his fur while he kept his blue eyes locked on the door.
His parents always said how the attic held an eclectic assortment of things, from old music records to hardcover books that hadn't been opened since his grandparents lived in the house a decade before.
Shining imagined his deceased grandfather, the stallion with the amputated hoof and a pair of wild, yet kind, eyes. Shining imagined his still-alive grandmother, the sweet mare that would always have a batch of cookies at her house for him and
My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 7My Little Pony - There is a Season - Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ponies in Peril
Smoke billowed through the trees, turning the fringes of the Everfree Forest into a nightmare realm. Dark shapes seemed to loom up in front of Boldheart, shifting and moving with each crackle and spark of flames, while branches reached out from the smoke like claws to drag him down. Still he pressed on, ferrying water back and forth in specially made saddlebags, desperate to put out the potentially deadly fire.
It was times like these that he wished for even the tiniest levitation spell from his horn, but it stubbornly refused to give off even a spark. He was on his way back to the nearby stream when his ears perked up. Rocktrotter was coming, his ears lying flat upon his head, his face half blackened by soot, and he was shouting.
"Boldheart! Domino Stack has gone missing! I think he may have gotten lost in the fire, and I can't find him!"
"What!?" Boldheart felt his stomach pitch. Even if Rocktrotter and Domino Stack had teased him before, he would nev
Morning Mi'ArmaduraMorning Mi'Armadura3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Perfection. Was I wrong to think it? I don't know and at this point, I don't care.
Glints of the sun's starting dawn tricked through the closed shutters and across the picturesque chamber. The soft ambient glow of the sun's rays grooved along the crinkles of the used bed sheets, and along the slowly ebbing bulges of the two souls that rested beneath them. For the two, it had been the first time since a hectic wedding day since they had found a moment of peace. So, together with one another huddling into each other for warmth that only a love could provide, they snuggled warmly into the day's dawn.
Soft chirps and pattering wings became a natural alarm for the newly made bride as her soft drossy eyes fluttered open with some resistance. "Mmmm come on Cadance up and at 'em " it seemed almost futile for her to give herself a mental pep-talk; it was far too pleasing to be snuggled up to her love.
But with a weak stir, her eyes finally made the full peak to open. With
My Vampire Romance 21The next morning I awoke to the sun entering my room through the curtains. I moaned as I allowed myself to begin waking up and turned my head, looking to the clock on the other side of the room.My Vampire Romance 217 years ago in Teen More Like This
The red numbers red '11:23'. It was almost noon.
I yawned and looked up to find Mark still asleep. His black hair had fallen into his face. I smiled gently as I stared up at his sleeping figure. How beautiful he was just resting there, peaceful and serene.
I didnt want to wake him, so I slowly sat up and got out of bed. I quickly took some new clothes from the dresser and changed in the bathroom before leaving the room, closing the door behind me.
Mom was in the kitchen, making lunch for the two munchkins.
"Morning," I smiled as I walked into the kitchen.
"Morning, Sissy!" Sammy smiled from the table and I walked over, hugging her gently.
"Morning sweets." I smiled and kissed her forehead before going over and hugging mom.
"Sleep well?" She smiled and looked back to the food cooking on th