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
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 Best FriendLike a current in the oceanMy Best Friend3 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
Freedom(Open-mindedness is not a power.)Freedom5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Hold up your hand.
Straighten it and make a fist. That arm is a solid structure, a column of cells, a staff.
It's simply a cylinder, and that is all.
(Open mindedness is not a force.)
Go up to a trashcan, place your hands on its side, and shove as hard as you can.
Try it. Watch the trashcan fly, its lid clanging open and its guts spilling over the pavement.
You did that. Notice the veins bulging from your arms.
Do you feel at peace?
(Open-mindedness is not a form of knowledge.)
These I know to be true: the sky is blue, blood is red, and the Earth is round.
"Do you deny sunsets, then? Do you expect only oxygen, and disregard calculus?"
i dont want to be wrong, its embarrassing
Now go outside.
Imagine yourself immersed in sky, wrapped in the great blue blanket.
There are thousands of clouds above you, some heavy with rain and others bursting with sunshine, and seagulls dip and dive around yo
Uber timeline2021:Uber timeline5 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
Profile: Michelle ElricProfile: Michelle Elric3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Full Name: Michelle Trisha Elric
Date of Birth: April 12th, 1921
Occupation: Works as an automail apprentice under her mother, Winry Elric. In the future, Michelle will take over Rockbell Automail.
» Michelle began schooling at age 5, attending a grammar school in Rush Valley. She was very studious yet unsociable, not easily connecting with others.
» Once Michelle finishes grammar school at age 12, she is enrolled in Preston Academy, a private high school in a neighboring town to Rush Valley named Silvermount. Michelle continues filling her schedule to the brim with studies, also continuing to isolate herself from her peers partly because of this.
» At age 16 she withdraws from school to focus her time solely on her automail apprenticeship with her mother.
Race/Ethnicity: 75% Amestrian; 25% Xerxenian
Xingese Zodiac: Rooster
Place of Birth: Resembool, Amestris
tomboytomboy8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
those picture perfect girls,
im sorry i cant be,
with those skinny waists,
im sorry thats not me.
with bleached blonde hair,
bigger boobs than ever,
those skimpy outfits,
and never very clever.
I talk way to much,
I can actually think,
I always argue back,
and i hate the color pink.
jeans and a tshirt,
are always okay,
football with the boys,
this is where i stay.
i know im not perfect,
but neither are you,
makeup hides that,
but i know its not true.
once you scrub it all away,
your not as pretty as before,
but all is not lost,
you don't look like whore.
I wish more guys understood,
instead of just a pretty face,
to look for that girl,
not dolled up in lace.
the one with personallity,
could love you just the same,
who would really care,
and not treat you like game.
maybe there the one with big glasses,
maybe the on the dance floor,
dont judge a girl,
by her cotour.
Rise of a New World - Timeline 1The Age Of StabilityRise of a New World - Timeline 12 years ago in Settings More Like This
1945: The Second World War ends at an enormous cost of approximately 1.70 trillion dollars and the loss of more than 70 million people. Entire economies have been anihilated, and the world will soon see a new threat in the form of nuclear proliferation.
Several secret meetings are held in parallel to the Yalta, Postdam and UNCIO conferences amongst world leaders but also including financial and religious leaders. Their goal, somewhat maximalistically -yet vaguely- is set to find ways to make war obsolete as a geopolitical factor. This is defined as granting nations the ability to achieve major strategic gains without incurring in the enormous loss of life and materiel.
To not be seen as collaborators with the soon-to-be enemy countries in the Cold War, these conferences and meetings are kept secret from the public and most echelons of the government.
1948: Utilizing funds left over from the prioritary Manhattan Project, the RAND
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
The Background Of EvangelionThe Background Of Evangelion10 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
Profile: Aaron ElricProfile: Aaron Elric3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Full Name: Aaron James Elric
Date of Birth: November 4th, 1919
Occupation: At the moment he has no formal job. In the future, he will work for the State Alchemy Research Program founded by Edward, Alphonse, and Roy.
» Aaron began schooling at age 5, attending a grammar school in Rush Valley. Aaron was always eager to learn, quickly understanding the teachings in class. He made friends easily with his friendly personality.
» Once Aaron finishes grammar school at age 12, he is enrolled in Preston Academy, a private high school in a neighboring town to Rush Valley named Silvermount. Aaron continues to excel in school as well as being popular and friendly amongst his peers.
Race/Ethnicity: 75% Amestrian; 25% Xerxenian
Xingese Zodiac: Sheep
Place of Birth: Resembool, Amestris
Current Residence: Rush Valley, Amestris
History of Residencies:
» Aaron was born i
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
I AmI am an artist,I Am1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But my creation is trampled.
I am a mother,
But my sons vanished with the dawn.
I am a father,
But my daughters go ripped
Naked in the streets.
I am a father.
I am the mourner of the World,
And I am the World’s most abhorred.
The weeper of the rain,
Though renewal rises like a rainbow,
Always to follow,
After thousands of years, always to follow.
My smiling face over all penitent,
Though I have never been returned without betrayal.
My mercy is raped.
All my friends faithless.
Those taken into the chambers of my soul,
They violate my heart.
I am the one who returns from war,
Only to find his lover lying with another.
I am the one whose children slay themselves at her breast,
I am the one whose brothers always turn their backs,
I am the one whose sons thrust their brother off a bridge,
I am the one whose daughters speak their sister into suicide.
He hanged himself, he who kissed me in deceit.
And I saw my own children incinerat
Accidentally in Love - Shrek x Erwin SmithAccidentally in Love - Shrek x Erwin Smith1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Erwin wasn’t entirely sure how he ended up here. One minute he was commanding his Scouting Legion in a battle with the Titans, and the next he was lost in the woods, unable to see anything past the vast foliage that would indicate where his comrades were. He heaved a sigh, slicking his blond tresses back as he continued on the lonely road. The only road that he has ever known. It was like a boulevard of broken dreams.
What seemed like hours – but was likely only a few minutes – had passed, and Erwin saw what looked like a small hut built into a gargantuan tree stump in the distance, surrounded by a swamp. He wasn’t sure who lived there, or if anyone lived there at all, but he would need some shelter for the night before setting off again tomorrow in search of his Scouts. And here was better than nowhere.
He approached the hut with caution, making sure that he would not slip into the repugnant muck that was the wetland. There had been a sign which looked to be ma
The Impossible Quiz: AnswersThe Impossible Quiz: Answers5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
IMPOSSIBLE QUIZ ANSWERS! YOU CHEATING SWINE!
Answers in BOLD indicate Bomb questions.
1. Four (Count the holes in the words "A Polo" rather than counting the ONE hole in an actual Polo mint)
2. No, but a tin can (An old joke...)
3. K.O. (O.K. backwards)
4. Click "The Answer" in the question
5. Go around the sides of the flash and back in the other side.
6. Shallots (Shallots are small onions, and as it's a square root, the answer must be smaller)
7. An Elephant (The largest thing in real life)
8. Click the tick that appears just below the S and E.
9. The 2nd "That one" (The second answer is pointing to the third box, which was the last question's answer.)
10. False Teeth (Choose Food = Chews Food)
+ 1 SKIP!
11. n (The number 2 follows the word "December" first, and the letter 'n' follows second.)
12. Click the dot on the 'i' (it is the smallest blue dot there!)
13. F'taang (Well, they do kind of make that sound )
14. Torch (Lighter, as in visual light, not weight)
AnchorAn anchor had five minutes in which to reorient themselves. One.Anchor4 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
A Very Short Fairy Tale - Levi x Lord FarquaadA Very Short Fairy Tale - Levi x Lord Farquaad1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Delicate leaves painted in a golden shade drifted from their place on the tree branch, littering the lush green grass beneath and adding an outstanding colour to the scenery. The sun was lethargic in its setting, giving the sky a marvellous palette of pinks and oranges, perfectly fitting the golden autumn season.
Levi stared out the immaculately spotless window, admiring the environment just outside his castle. Never had Levi thought that he would ever witness beauty such as this, never did he think that his life outside of the Walls would be quite so beautiful. He ever so gently placed a hand to the glass, silently thanking the Gods that blessed him with such luck.
“Today’s the day…” he sighed contentedly, his thoughts whirring but only focusing on one single person.
The man who stole the former Corporal’s heart was the very man he would be marrying today. Levi was anxious, his heart fluttered as it was lifted on golden wings. Just the ver
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
Cicadas in the HibiscusThe WastelandCicadas in the Hibiscus2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Planet Earth is dead.
The Biospheres are pristine,
He breaks ships for cash
but has never flown above
the smog and rusting.
They revolve like moons
with a hundred white faces.
Billions look up.
The Garden of Eden
"Let's feed the Earthlings,"
cries a human. She wonders
Extinct flowers bloom.
The day cycle ends and she
watches the dome split.
were renamed by the Founders.
She finds Orion.
The Dark Star
He collects spare parts,
amasses a ship in months,
then learns to pilot.
"There's no need for a
license to kill, kill, kill, kill,
She sees him coming,
but says nothing. The glass
erupts to soundless.
They watch from the ground
and color televisions.
Some cheer. Some sicken.
"And measures have been
taken to ensure no more
Spheres will be damaged."
The borders tighten.
Someone starves in Coal City.
Planet Earth is dead.
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
IagoIago10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
By Cado Angelus
Don't talk to me of politics,
Of hatred, lust and greed,
All that caused this tragedy,
Was a mans love of his wife,
With a little help from me
My motive was but simple love,
I had no dreams of power,
Jealousy was my master now,
And I his most loyal servant,
A slave to the green eyed monster
He chose his lust over my love,
And for that he paid my forfeit,
His soul mine by right of vengeance,
To be twisted and warped as I saw fit,
To dwell within the durance of my hate
Yet I cannot help but feel some sorrow,
A moment's regret for what I did,
I destroyed the proudest man alive,
All because he loved not me, but her,
And yet I would do this all again
For what else is love if it is not,
The will to do what must be done,
In order to make them only yours,
And in the end that is what I did,
And in his death he is mine forever
Inhuman Resources: Chapter 2CorkboardsInhuman Resources: Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In bygone days, before Strain Three had forced the people of this place to flee across the water, the lab had not been a lab. As Dobe and I passed beneath the great steel shutters, I considered that we would once have been able to wander in and out without the need for scans or keycards. As we passed the clicking banks of pipetting systems and their stacks of microplates, I wondered at how vacant this space must once have seemed. And as we descended the series of ramps leading to our living quarters, I savoured this one and only reminder that we were walking through a multi-storey car park.
The vehicles sat rusting on the sealed upper floors. A year or so ago, I had made trips up the outside of the building. Had seen them there. There was nothing special about those carsI personally had siphoned the fuel from every last one to feed our generatorsbut there was something uncanny about the way they rested just above our home, waiting for the drivers who had left the