PilgrimI'd been alone in the wastes for near ten days when they found me. The building I'd holed-up in might have been a bank, might have been a church; I wasn't going to call it. But its walls were stone-built, and most of them were still standing.Pilgrim2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Meals of tinned mystery-meat, and only-slightly irradiated water had kept me alive as I picked through the detritus. I found little more than empty, rusted tins, and kid's toys that had survived the fallout. That is, until I turned up the device; some relic that still had power. It came alive in my hands, splashing blue light across pitted grey stone and orange rust.
Of course, I was far from the only one interested in that trinket. My first warning was the quake; stones shifted beneath my feet and rusting I-beams groaned overhead. Still, that was more warning than most got, and I wasn't about to waste it. I grabbed my pack and ran.
I burst out of the shaking building, arriving at a cratered street. I didn't stop; the quake was hot on my heels. An
In Need of a Friend~~In Need of a Friend~~In Need of a Friend5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I cried today
And no one saw me
Just like yesterday
My heart hurt today
Though I didn't tell anyone
Because they wouldn't really care
To them I'm just scum
I tried once before
To tell all of my friends
Of the things that scarred me
But they didn't have a helping hand to lend
So I locked up all of these emotions
Into a deep dark abyss
And I though I thought I wouldn't care
Those feelings, I now miss
I put on my best smile
And try my best not to cry
But now I know it's pointless
As I take a look up at the sky
I've tried my best to do what I can
I tried my best to make amends
But the words that haunted me finally come out
'All I need is a friend'
Sychoseize ReportPREFACESychoseize Report5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The following information in this report revolves around the discovery of a new species of Pokemon; as the scientific researcher in charge of its identification and analysis, I have named this enigmatic creature Sychoseize. What follows is a summation of this creature's origins, the results of my testing, and its overall identification. Take heed and caution in reading this, as this report will be updated as new information is obtained.
EVENTS BEFORE INITIATION OF RESEARCH
October 5th, 2010: An unnamed male patient was admitted to a small facility for mentally disturbed individuals in the United States. The name and location of this facility will stay anonymous so that they may be able to operate without further interference, in accordance with a legal document signed by myself and the executive head of the facility. The patient was relatively calm and never spoke once, which seemed relatively odd to the staff there; even stranger were his eyes, which seemed to be very dark
Bio Hazard summaryBio Hazard summary4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Bio-Hazard is a story about the zombie apocolypse in the future. Here is the summary.
America is on lock down. Nothing can get in, or more importantly, out. In a desperate attempt to save the human race from the far extent of the zombie virus, a group of scientist create Project Stonewall, a group of gentically mutated and advanced children to protect the humans. Now, after 2 years in training, they are finally ready to go out and actually complete their mission. But when an unknown corp called Celestial shows up and tries to eliminate the group, zombies arn't the only important thing they need to worry about. Zombies, battles, evil, good, scientists, love, betrayel, viruses, hate, Bio-Hazard.
My Darkest HourMy Darkest Hour3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My Darkest Hour
I've become lost
In my sundered reflection
I've finally crossed
The line of desperation
I sense something sinister
Something that is beyond cruel
My tears seem to hinder
Ready to break down soon
The darkness is always waiting
To rule / To conquer
To swallow / To devour
To return / To overpower
The shadows are always lurking
As I cry / As I weep
As I beg / As I plead
As I fall / As I grieve
The blinding fear is consuming
My anxiety-infected veins pour
I'm beyond weak
I don't want to be afraid anymore
Let me bleed
This is the only way out
A perfect exit for a coward
No longer am I bound
I couldn't survive my darkest hour
Analysis of the Psychic-typeINTRODUCTIONAnalysis of the Psychic-type4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Psychic-type is perhaps among the most misunderstood of types but nonetheless serves as one of the more powerful elements and is well-respected among all types of trainers for its sheer ingenuity and seemingly limitless might in battle. The Psychic-type does not have enough in the way of type advantages for most trainers to give it a shot, but because of how the type works in battle and its potential for unbridled destruction in almost any type of environment, few ever dare to question its advantages in battle. It is almost ironic in a sense that while humans often dismiss the powers of Psychics and similar people, they wholly verify the existence of such power in Pokémon and are more than willing to believe in its features outside of the human brain. Whether this is merely bias or something else is uncertain, but if there is one thing that can be said about the Psychic-type, it's that few other types can possibly reach the level of devastation that it's capable o
The Background Of EvangelionThe Background Of Evangelion11 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I have spent a fair amount of time trying to understand the use of the "Sephirothic Sytem" and I have finally come to terms of it's use and origins.
There isn't a lot of information about it on the internet so this is an exceptional chance for you to know what it is (you never know..... I might come in handy one day)
The Sephirothic Sytem is part of the Jewish culture and religion but it has also links into Christianity and some of you might know that, Christianity is a descendant branch from Jewish religion (Jesus himself was Jewish).
The Sephirothic Sytrem is part of the "Kabbalah" and is in this case a diagram representing 10 circles, each containing a virtue of God (Kindness, Understanding, Loving, Honesty Bravery etc....) Each circle represents a "Sephiroth" (thus it's name "Sephirotic System"), a Planet and a Colour. I will explain later what a "Sephiroth" is. Each circle or Sephiroth is linked to 2 pathways called "Channels". The Circles are set in such a w
Evangelion ReflectionEvangelion Reflection11 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
upon completion of the series alone:
validation. that's the one theme to evangelion. all throughout it's how and what people do to validate themselves. i know the thoughts, i used to hate myself as drew people around me to keep me from thinking that. when you have no love for yourself, you try to gather praise and love from others to fill that gap in your soul. there's always that blackness in the back of your mind that you try to ignore. you think that if you show love to others, as empty as that is, they will return that love and give you a reason to be. without that, you are nothing. without accomplishments you do nothing and no one cares about you. without the love of others there's no reason to live. i know that i love others to get it back. i am worthless, and as a result, i try to do my best at everything to gain respect and feel like i'm needed for something. if i feel like i'm helping someone, that gives me a reason for existence. without taking so much from everyone, i would
Uber timeline2021:Uber timeline6 years ago in Sketches More Like This
-The People's Republic of China officially dissapears, being replaced by the democratic, capitalist Chinese Republic.
-Ryan Seward, NASA astronaut, makes man's first steps on Mars. China and the European Union conduct independent moon landings.
-First permanent base is established in Mars after ESA arrivals, where evidence of prehistorical plant life is discovered. Construction of large space stations sees its golden age, and the building of huge terraforming platforms begins.
-North Korean leader Lee Kun-Hee peacefully unites the Korean peninsula under a social-democratic rule, and is subsequently awarded the Nobel peace prize.
-Despite tremendous costs, the first phase of the Martian colonization is completed, with the successful launch of the five largest space stations yet, designed to begin terraforming on mars, out of a fear of extreme overpopulation in the near future. The ESA launches its vessels first alongside a manned expedition.
-Oil extraction and r
The Spoils Of WarThe Spoils Of War3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The Spoils Of War
On continents- Wars have been waged
And bad blood as been shed
In countries- Leaders have been made
And some promises were never kept
In towns- Peaceful protests have been planned
It was just another way to fight against
In cities- Raging riots have been started
Because they were fed up with all the bullshit
There are established governments
Who are supposed to be for the people
But they continue to make corrupted investments
It's just a group who exercise and taint their freewill
We have soldiers we praise and soldiers who shock us on the news
Some fight for their nations and some fight with their titles that's abused
We have police officers who serve and protect, but there's also dirty cops
Each one has a reason but some are just in it for the money, which is never enough
There will always be another side! / There is always another face to hide!
Greed is in cahoots with pride! / Envy and wrath devou
AnchorAn anchor had five minutes in which to reorient themselves. One.Anchor5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I stared at the heavy steel loop around my thumb. My world was a sand castle, constructed by the subconscious in a vain hope that it would stand up on such a treacherous foundation. The ring was an unfamiliar weight and the foundation of my castle started to crumble. I did not remember it. The tide was ebbing in around my mind, whispering that my carefully imagined world was wrong. That it was lies. That the 'when' and the 'where' were pure fancy. I stirred in the nest of wires that poured information through my brain. There was a man with me, his bare back against mine. He, too, was lost.
An anchor's duty was to the pilot and the pilot alone. Not to their employer, not the guild, not even to themselves. Two.
There was an image engraved on the ring, a nautical anchor from the days when man sa
My Best FriendLike a current in the oceanMy Best Friend4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you carried me away.
Except that you stood standing on the beach,
While I was being pulled under by the waves.
You said you would never leave me
Like a shark,
You swam strong and straight.
But I was a crab.
useless and could only walk from side to side.
You said you would support me
Like a child,
You laughed and were happy.
I was the tired parent.
I got angry but still loved you.
You said you would be there
Like a sunny day,
You pleased everyone.
I was the ice cream that melted
and disappointed many.
I wanted to be useful
Where did you go? What happened to us?
Why are we so
Inhuman Resources: Chapter 1Cloud ComputingInhuman Resources: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yeah, Dobe," I replied. "Start it up."
The portable generator chugged hollowly for a moment before finally rumbling into life, a brief green flicker from the computer bank announcing its success. A curl of exhaust issued forth, and to my nose seemed to fill the whole office block with its petroleum stench. Even this, however, was nothing compared to the sensation that accompanied it; subtle, but far more potent.
The computer had not been switched on for some time, and a number of scheduled tasks had accumulated. In my mind's eye, I perceived them, though the screen lay cracked and broken on the floor: toppled, no doubt, during the evacuation all those years ago. Nevertheless, though mute, though silent, the computer spoke, and I listened. Almost imperceptible beneath the heady drone of data streaming through the air, I could feel a faint whirr from within my ribcage and a dull warmth from the cable running up through my neck. The machine had begun its work
Are We Not Free?Are We Not Free?:Are We Not Free?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ye say that nothin' changes;
That all we're tryin' t' do is fer naught.
Ye say that nothing's wrong,
That we should be acceptin' of our fate.
But why should we simply accept things as they are?
Are we no' a free people?
Are we no' allowed t' speak our minds?
Every man, every woman in this land,
Has the freedom t' choose their own path.
If our ideals must beg us differ,
Then that too is a part of the change that grips us.
What exactly do ye have t' fear?
If yer stoic in ye ideal that nothin' will ever change.
Why not simply ignore us;
A passin' flight o' fancy that we are...
Yet still ye try, ye attempt t' change our minds.
Ye pacify us with the notion of acceptance,
Highlightin' the fact that the world is fine.
Ye say that this is the way that things should be!
That m'friend, is yer personal freedom;
I'll not impinge upon it, fer it be yours.
I only ask, if ye could kindly mind,
Not to treat us, like we're bleedin' blind...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 18th July 2013
PersonaWe all wear a maskPersona5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
No matter how we shape or mold it
It stays the same way even with a slight change
For the mask is a part of us
Just as we are part of the mask
When we hide a hidden side
Deep within our hearts
It becomes a shadow
Something we try to deny
Something to forget
But it always comes back to haunt us
Trying to engulf us in its darkness
To show others what their really like
As they keep denying it gets stronger
Shifting and molding into something terrifying
The shadow becomes a beast
A monster of our dark side
Because we've denied it
For thinking it isn't a part of us
But it is a part of us
Like we are a part of it
The only way to combat it
Is to accept it as it is
For that shadow is you
You are the shadow
Your persona that is in your heart
Don't be afraid
Just face it
Show no fear
The shadow is you
You are the shadow
You wear the mask
Wearing the mark
On your heart
Once you accept it
It becomes a great ally
A powerful persona
Right by your side
Always there to hel
NaruHina Wish Chapter 2Hinata with difficulty opened her eyes. Alarm rang throughout her room.NaruHina Wish Chapter 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
-Yes, shut up already - with a small force pushing a button, said the young lady. - Eight o'clock already? It's time to gather in the school.
Brunette got out of bed and went to the bathroom for different procedures. Only half of the ninth, she came down to the others, welcomed the whole family, had breakfast and with Neji and Hanabi went to the school. Her parents went to work only on other cars. School corridors were full of students. Some do not want to learn, because they do not have time to rest. Hinata was on learned her direction right-to-door in her class. Friends were assembled. Among them, Hinata found Naruto. He was talking to the headmistress, did not hesitate and said publicly on various topics, variable response to her questions. Brunette, slowly walked to her girls.
-He will learn with us? When he arrives? Why did you not tell me anything?
-I do not know. You're late, he and Tsunade went to class and
FFM: The Founding of a New RepublicSkitter wiped his goggles with a dirty fingertip in an attempt to clear the lens, swerving at the same time to avoid yet another a pothole. The road was full of them, made worse by the bad repair jobs. It would have been easier to drive off the road, but they were heading through Z−5, and the ground was littered with old housing canisters, rusty, graffiti-ed, pockmarked things that should have been replaced five years ago, but had never been upgraded. Men and women in dust masks watched them pass with flat reflective eyes, their ragged worksuits threadbare, needles littering the ground from government issued stimulant packs. One had to keep the population happy after all.FFM: The Founding of a New Republic3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The prison transport was visible at the base, just lifting up from its latest drop-off. Another batch of dusty criminals disgorged onto Mars, hopeless, violent, and destined for work in the Supherium mines, just like most of the other sad saps on this planet.
At first there had been volunteers, colonists and opp
Dear Angry PersonIt has come to my attention that youDear Angry Person3 years ago in Letters More Like This
are about as pleasant as a rank plate of lemons jammed down an old lady’s throathave some behavioural problems with regards to your interactions with the community. This is not good for you and for that reason; I hope you will read this letter.
Considering that your actions reflect badly on you as a
walking sack of organic waste that is sucking up our airartist, I thought that I would step in and offer my own take on things. I hope within this letter to assist you in removing the metallic rod you have jammed so far up your posterior!by explaining to you that your behaviour ,which reminded me of a repugnant cat-lady swearing at the kids on her lawn,was improper, considering the circumstances and the alternative.
You see, I too am an individual that has trouble controlling his emotions. I strive very hard not to say what I am truly thinking as more often than not, you
Personal Demons“Do you even know what a demon is?”Personal Demons3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Archibald Feeney had never considered himself an overly religious man, but he attended church every now and then, and read the gospel if there wasn’t anything good on the telly, and even said his prayers if there was a lull in his bedtime preparations. It was, however, still a bit of a shock to him when he ran face to face with his religion.
He had popped into the local pub for a fish and chips, having been late from work and disinterested in cooking. There might even be a pint in it for him, though he tried not to succumb to those urges too regularly. No more so than the vicar anyway, who stopped in every Saturday, as regular as clockwork.
It was while Feeney was nursing his lager and waiting for his meal that something came in and sat beside him. It was tall and lithe, with reddish skin that was only beginning to show signs of peeling from a mild burn. It wore no clothes, but its bottom half was clearly quite goat-like. The brown
Sit down, I want to tell you something!Sit down for a second,Sit down, I want to tell you something!2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Because I want to tell you something.
I want to tell you and everybody else that walked over me.
That today, I have become something!
Just walk with me for a second,
I want to show you something.
You remember this; is it all falling into place?
Cause this is where you shut me down.
Now I didn't know what I was supposed to do;
Excuse me for being a loser, right?
I had to work up a lot of courage to ask you out.
But you didn't even look at anything beneath the surface.
So of course, you just flipped me off and walked away.
Because of you I went to the gym every single day.
Because of you I started lifting iron over my head.
And you know what it feels pretty damn good to be getting my pump.
Yeah, that's something that you did for me!
And now, over to my phone,
Let's call up Michael.
What up man?
You remember me?
Yeah, I'm the guy who could never fit in!
That kid who was
Gnome Noir "I did it for the money and I did it for the girl.Gnome Noir4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Well, I didn't get the money and I didn't get the girl."
:: Walter Neff - Double Indemnity
So I point the flintlock at the guy and that's no easy thing, big musket like that on a little gnome like me and I peer down the sight. Not many people know what it's like to stare at a man through a glass. But in those sacred moments, the whole world takes a breath and it's just you and him. I line up the shot, and I think about the girl, and--
What? That is the start. What do you want, Sheriff, my life story?
Alright, well, I'm Gniles Brody the Third that's GNILES, silent 'g'. G-N-I-L-E-S. Your boys over there in the robes got that? I'm a Risk management clerk. You've heard of Royal Gnomic Treasury, right? Well, that's me and the guys. You got a risk, we cover your back for a modest sum. We're like alchemists - 'cept we turn gold into more gold.
What? This IS the interesting bit! You have any
[RQ] Nightcaps (Levi x Reader)[RQ] Nightcaps (Levi x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Minor warning for language and mild alcohol use.
The biting midnight wind ghosted through the old oak trees, their gnarled boughs creaking under the pressure. Branches, twisted and curled like clawed fingers scraped and tapped against the window pane, as if begging for entry. The room was almost completely engulfed in shadow. Only the defiant glow of a single candle on the desk fought off the impending darkness.
Rubbing at your puffy eyes, you sighed, causing the tiny flame to flicker in protest. Your gaze roamed dutifully across the stacks of paperwork, analyzing how much work remained and if any could be put off until tomorrow.
As you supported your chin upon one hand, you lazily rummaged through the pages with the other.
A few hours worth left, at the least. And it looks like its already midnight, or maybe even later. Damnit...
Letting out a loud yawn, you stretched out in your chair, eliciting a creaking sound from your spine. As you relaxed again, your eyes wandered