Metroid AnalysisThere are many science fiction games that lurk within the gaming world today. But there will always be one that will have a special place in our hearts. Metroid has sold millions of copies worldwide and made bestselling lists time and again. Yet as popular as these games are, there are still many mysteries and unsolved theories and questions revolving around the series. However, there has been speculation as to the symbolism and depth that lays the groundwork and very basis of the game.Metroid Analysis5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
At the beginning of the game, we notice Samus is dropped off alone on an alien world to fend for herself. She is the only human for miles around in an area grossly inhabited by many forms of vicious foreign life. However, despite this absence of life, most prominently human, we still manage to catch glimpses of various statues and ruins of old temples that litter the godforsaken rock of a planet. Often accompanying these ruins and statues are ancient depictions of some sort of religious context on the w
Remember: TEMS Interlude 2Interlude 2:Remember: TEMS Interlude 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Were you the ghost that saved Danny's great-great grandfather?" Ember asked clockwork.
"Yes. Had he and his crew died, many important events would not have taken place." Clockwork admitted.
"What events?" Danny asked.
"Had your great grandfather died, he would have never had an obsession with finding this place." Clockwork explained. He would have never been able to pass down his findings to his son, and in turn those findings would have never been passed down though the generations. Without the knowledge of the ghostzone, your father would have never been able to build his prototype ghost portal, which means Vlad Masters would have never obtained ghost powers, and you-"
"-would have never been born..." Danny finished in realization.
"And If you were never born, Ember Mclain would be permanently trapped in the ghostzone." Clockwork added.
Ember looked down in sadness knowing exactly what he meant.
"Who knew one event could have so much of an effect
Remember: TEMS Ch. 2Chapter 2: The Shadow and the GuitarRemember: TEMS Ch. 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
-Amity Park, October 1979-
Ember found Zack waiting for her after school at the flagpole. "Hey Baby Pop, how was Chem class today?" She asked with a kiss. "Well I mixed the wrong two chemicals together, blew the entire classroom up. Eight people are dead, three injured, twelve tragically lost their eyebrows," Zack joked. "Ha ha. You're hilarious," Ember fake laughed. She kissed him. "It was good, got another load of homework as usual. How about you? Learning any new songs in advanced guitar?" Zack inquired. "We mainly went over more chords today. This battered old thing might not even hold out to the end of the year. I so need a new one. My parents said they'd get me a new one for my birthday, although with my family "new" means "used" " Ember sighed patting the guitar case slung over her shoulder. A bunch of students came bolting out of the school doors and ran frantically down the sidewalk. Kathrin and Johnny came out of the crowd and ran up
WheretheWildThingsAre AnalysisMany of you may be familiar with the tale of Where the wild Things Are. You probably read it at some point during your childhood or you most likely saw the 2009 film. To be sure, it's one of the most popular and beloved children's books to date and is still widely read in many households with young people. This popularity has led to many speculations about the book's nature. Some say there's a deeper meaning that belies the playful adventures of a young boy in a wolf suit. Others say it's nothing more than an entertaining and fanciful tale for youth. However, why would an adult write something as seemingly nonsensical as this? Very rarely is it for "entertainment's sake." Why a wolf suit? Why monsters? Why an island?WheretheWildThingsAre Analysis5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
In the following text a deeper content of the work itself will be given an in-depth analysis and have some of the more esoteric themes.
The book itself opens up with a small boy by the name of Max who has a liking for causing mischief and wreaking havoc around the h
Remember: TEMS Interlude 6Interlude 6:Remember: TEMS Interlude 64 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Wow that was tragically unlucky what a horrible way to go." Danny said. "I know a worse way." Ember joked darkly. "Where did Johnny's shadow take him?" Danny asked. "Here." Clockwork answered. "His shadow took him the ghost zone, making their bond permanent. Shadows prefer a living host, and will detach themselves moments before their host dies. Johnny's Shadow swore he's make Johnny pay, and the evil shadow kept its word. Johnny has no unfinished business, but because his shadow is still attached to him, he cannot pass through the Gates to On. His bond with the shadow is permanent, and therefore Johnny is forever bound to the ghost zone. He can never leave. It was the ultimate act of cruelty. Johnny's own shadow turned on him, and it cost him his life." Clockwork explained as he images on the time window shifted to that of Johnny riding his bike through the ghost zone with Kitty. "How did Johnny's bike get into the ghost zone?" Danny as
Sonic the Hedgehog AnalysisIf there is one figure that constantly rivals the gaming world's Mario, it's Sonic.Sonic the Hedgehog Analysis5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
He's been running around for more than a few years and it's a wonder he hasn't aged at all. But surely a series as long-running as Sonic is bound to have a few dark secrets of its own, something that makes it more than a game or two where you pick up chao and run around in circles saving baby animals.
Many of you will noticed Sonic has not aged over the past 15 years. This is a representation of eternal youth and his constant running from place to place symbolizes the desire to never grow up and remain forever young. It also represents youth's irresponsibility and inability of the young to make lasting commitments. Likewise, Sonic's eternally smiling face and cocky attitude symbolize the overall cockiness of youth and the firm belief that he will never have to face the world of growing up or taking responsibility.
Sonic can also be seen to double as a metaphor for the elusiveness of the natural world.
What's New, Mary Sue?Standing alone on a deserted street corner, a man in a trench coat and fedora quickly glanced around to make sure no one was following. Then he hurriedly turned the corner and made his way swiftly down a dark alley where an unmarked metal door awaited him. He once again looked over his shoulder to make sure he wasn't being followed and went inside. The heavy metal door slammed shut behind him.What's New, Mary Sue?6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Inside there were several folding chairs facing each other in a small circle in a brightly lit windowless room. It looked like the typical group therapy room. Except for the fact that the occupants appeared anything but ordinary.
"Well, it's about time you showed up, Walteeer," came a sly voice from the chair closest to the man in the trench coat. "We were wondering when you'd get here."
Walter Kovacs a.k.a Rorschach glared down angrily through his mask as the man with scraggly green hair and eyes blackened with charcoal gr
It was a cliched night..."It was a dark and stormy night " she began, pausing to gaze dramatically across the room at the two silent figures, obscured in the dark broken only by the flicker of a dying fire and the soft unnatural glow emanating from one of them. " The trees moved in the wind as if following her every movement... stalking hunting the girl as she headed past. All around, when not drowned out by the howling wind, she could hear a soft scraping. She thought she could see something other than an errant branch in the periphery of her vision. Thought something else was out there . She prayed she was alone."It was a cliched night...4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The wind howled outside, blowing debris through the cavern's entrance, the freezing air rushing in, chilling the women inside, the fire in that near featureless room was all but snuffed out.
"And uh " the speaker stammered, wrapping her arms around herself. "D-damn that's cold. This is getting ridiculous."
" It has to let up soon ." Came
JACK ATTACKJack furrowed his brow and narrowed his eyes, focusing all his concentration into one move.JACK ATTACK4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Possibly his last, if he wasn't careful. He slowly lifted his blade, fully aware that the wicked eyes with the fiery brows were still resting on him.
The demon grinned widely, revealing two rows of long, curving teeth.
"Make your move, Samurai," it taunted, demonic eyes ablaze.
That was all Jack needed. With a sharp cry, he swung his blade twice into the demon's dark form, creating a shining white X as he did so. The demon let out an ear-piercing shriek and suddenly began to howl-
The samurai glared up at the beast in irritation.
"FfffffffOOL!" the dark creature spit, bits of saliva splattering onto Jack's face. Aku pointed a long clawed finger at the dark space they were playing on (a.k.a. Aku's stomach). "That is your second move! See? Two X's in a row. I know exactly where to block you. Predictable Samurai." Aku laughed to himself as he took his claw and drew a ci
RememberTEMS Final InterludeThe Final InterludeRememberTEMS Final Interlude3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Ember stood silent, never taking her eyes off the window.
"Ember you murdered you created the Box Ghost Lunch Lady Youngblood, AND Skulker! I never thought " Danny trailed off.
"Yeah I made them what they are ." Ember replied still thinking hard.
"What's on your mind?" Danny asked.
"What isn't? Ever since I died I've blamed everyone else for what happened but after seeing all these memories again maybe maybe I was " Ember thought aloud.
"Wrong?" Clockwork asked, finishing her sentence.
Ember didn't reply.
"The next memory is the last one isn't it?" Danny asked looking at Ember.
"It is." Ember said.
"Concentrate on the time window then." Clockwork told her.
"No." Ember replied. She broke her gaze and looked over at Danny. "I'm sorry I'll show you the memory later. I have to find Zack."
"Hey we had a deal! I'll help you find him after you show me the last memory." Danny reminded.
The Elemental Hearts: RaikoushinThe Elemental Hearts: Raikoushin3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Elemental Heart Seris:
Name Translation: Lightning Heart.
Age Position: Eldest Brother, twin of Ankokushin
Spirit Form: The Spirit of a Lightning Dragon. (link in description)
Sealed Form: An Elven Shortsword (link in description)
Released Form: An Elven Longsword (link in description)
Release Command Words: "Strike with the power of lighting Raikoushin!"
True Release Form: A Dragonic Greatsword (link in description)
True Release Command Words: "Raikoushin! Strike with the true power of lightning! BAN-KAI!"
Partener Gem (Only 5 of the 9 siblings have a partner gem): Sapphire of Lothnorixius.
Release Abilities: Raikou Katana Kousen, Raikou Kousen, Conjure Storm
Translation: Lightning Blade Beam, Lightning Beam.
True Releasei Ability: 4 Runes of the Dragon.
1st Rune: Tsyorui Raikou Katana Kousen. (Mighty Lightning Blade Beam)
2nd Rune: Raikou Suto-mo (Lightning Storm)
3rd Rune: Tsyorui Seigyoku Kousen (Mighty Sapphire Beam)
4th Rune: Seigyoku Raikou (Sapphi
ANL 'Saint Abilene's Bluff -part two'ANL 'Saint Abilene's Bluff -part two'3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam kept his eyes and teeth clenched tight as he did his best to cope with the crushing acceleration. He figured he weighed somewhere around a quarter-ton right now and it was hard to even breathe. This was against regulations; they weren't really supposed to exceed 25 meters for any real length of time. He wasn't sure if the captain was just showing off or if she was desperate to get there before it was too late. Injuries of this magnitude to both ship and crew could get worse quickly and without warning so he figured it surely had to be the latter. The ship had come about a couple of hours ago to begin decelerating to match the Abilene's vector so he knew he only needed to endure it a little while longer.
The roar from the torch dissipated as its power level rapidly dropped off. Sam felt as though he were being thrown up into his harness from the s
Remember: TEMS Ch. 1 Part 2Chapter One-(Part 2):Remember: TEMS Ch. 1 Part 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The First Date
-Amity Park, August 1979-
Ember was standing at school. Ahead of her stood Zack, the boy she only met yesterday.
"Hey, Zack! Remember me? I met you yesterday!" Ember called.
Zack made no response. He simply stood there motionless as wind blew through their hair.
"Zack? You okay?" Ember asked confused.
He still said nothing, but this time, started to glide backwards.
"Hey-where're you going? Wait up!" Ember called.
She tried to run after him, but, Zack kept moving backwards. She couldn't keep up, and eventually stopped to catch her breath. Zack kept moving until he was out of sight and reach.
And then everything caught on fire.
"Wh-What the-what's going on!?" Ember said.
The flames began to surround her. Ember panicked and frantically tried to find a way to escape them. backing up to avoid them. Then Ember realized she was no longer outside. It was her own room that was burning. Ember shouted for help but none came. She screamed as the
Ember Mclain Story-ProlougePrologue: RememberEmber Mclain Story-Prolouge4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was, it was September,
Wind blows, the dead leaves fall,
To you, I did surrender,
Two weeks, you didn't call...
Your life goes on without me,
My life, a losing game,
But you should, you should not doubt me,
You will remember my name...
Oh, Ember, you will remember!
Ember, one thing remains!
Oh, Ember, so warm and tender!
You will remember my name!
Your heart, your heart abandoned,
You're wrong, now bear the shame,
Like bad dreams in cold December,
Nothing, but ashes remain...
Oh, Ember, you will remember!
Ember, one thing remains!
Ember, so warm and tender!
You will remember my name!
You will remember!
Ember, one thing remains!
Ember, so warm and tender!
You will remember my name!
Yeah! You will remember my name!
What's New, Mary Sue? PART 2Well, Rorschach couldn't have rum. But he did have sugar cubes.What's New, Mary Sue? PART 26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He rolled up his blotted mask and popped one into his mouth. The Joker eyed this curiously before leaning over, licking his painted lips and hissing, "can I have one...?" He gave Rorschach what he took to be an attempt puppy-dog eyes but it was difficult to fall for when it was coming from a sadistic clown with a scarred smile than ran almost all the way up to his ears who smelled almost as odd as he did.
Rorschach popped another cube into his mouth.
He'd never really cared for puppy-dog eyes.
The Joker feigned a pout then stealthily slid his chair over to Jack. "Can I have some...?" he asked in a voice that he hoped was innocent enough.
Jack finished a swig from the tall bottle and licked his lips. The Joker noticed that he seemed to sway a bit before he slurred out, "Mmmmmnnnooo..." followed by another equally long gulp from the bottle.
The Joker growled and turned angrily to Lego
SuperHero DragonYou've heard of those vigilante super heros. They show up now and then in comic books. I was given a chance to become a real life one a few years ago. My powers are not from radiation or a spider bite. Hell, even I don't know where they came from, but they are my biggest dream come true. I had become a dragon.SuperHero Dragon3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My transformation was a few years ago on my eighteenth birthday, but that is not what this story is about. Instead, this about my life after the transformation. But first I should tell you how I got here today. After I had been changed, I had awesome parents who were cool about the whole thing, I still talk to them today, but I couldn't stay with them. It would be too hard on both them and me to keep my new secret under wraps. So I said farewell and travelled farther north.
I ended up in the Big Apple and this is where I am now. NYC was a whole country in itself. It had its own culture, heck, it practically had its own language. When I flew over it the first time, I al
Short Story with a Dragon I've always liked stories about dragons. Mostly ones about dragons who were companions to a human and always protected that human. I wanted something like that, a friend I could rely on. Someone to protect me, someone always watching over me.Short Story with a Dragon5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I had a dream that it was true, that I had a dragon companion. He would protect me, and I him. We worked together. The odd part was that after I woke up I still felt like the dragon was around, just out of my sight. The feeling didn't go away either, and when I was outside I kept thinking I saw him out of the corner of my eye, but I when I looked I seen nothing.
When I would go for walks I would hear things, like there was something walking nearby, but I could never see it. Like a cricket in a room, as soon as soon I tried to find it, it was gone. I started to ignore these things, because I could never prove that anything was there.
But one night I deci
How to Make VillainsWe've already gone over how to make every kind of awesome main character. While main character's have little things to add to their epicness here and there, there's another vital thing that makes them truly great. Something that means more than their weapons or their bravery or they adventures they go on.How to Make Villains5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
1. Puns Nearly every awesome or memorable villain that has ever been awesome or memorable before has usually made puns at some point. They're not lame or cliche, they're the the universal measure of villain intelligence. The more they're able to come up with puns for any given moment or any given situation, the cleverer they are. That's why you don't see good guys making puns as much. Because they're not evil geniuses. Duh. The villain needs to have a pun ready and loaded for use at any time, any where. If the villain can't do that...well, he's not very clever or evil now, is he?
2. My Plans, Let Me
The Greatest Fic Ever Part 2When we last left off, our fair, beautiful and sassy heroine was slowly dying of un-attention.The Greatest Fic Ever Part 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A sociopathic murderer was busy eating his daily brains when a strange and mysterious girl went up to him.
"Soylar, hey Soylar," said she. "It is I, that long ago forgotten childhood friend that also had a troubled life and a dead mother. I also fantasize about blood and eating people and had issues at school and we were married in a past life but some Japanese otaku nerd screwed up the time continuum and now you can't remember-"
"Your brains, I shall eat them," said Soylar most wickedly as he attempted to saw open the top of her head with his middle finger. "Your sue powers will be most delici-oh dear GOD. It tastes like someone put plastic covered glittering shit in my mouth. I've eaten over 50 people and none of them are even vaguely resemble this festering camel vomit. Away with you!"
Soylar then flung her away where she then magically landed in space.
if dragons were realit's a funny feelingif dragons were real2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when you say, "if dragons were real..."
and then go on and on
as if you cannot see me
or don't know that i'm here.
and then i remember
that you can't
and you don't,
and it's hard to really explain it, I guess,
what seems so obvious to me.
what is it like, I wonder,
to look at your true self
and see a human face looking back?
with four limbs, right where they're supposed to be,
and nothing out of place.
what is it like to feel
as if you truly belong in your own skin
with human thoughts and human desires,
and to see the world
through perfect human eyes?
i don't know.
and i guess that's how you feel
when you hear me go on and on
about the touch of the wind on my wings
and the fire burning within my heart.
For the New Lunar Republic Ch1For the New Lunar Republic Ch14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The hiss of rainfall on the streets of Fillydelphia was muffled, if insubstantially, by the walls of the crumbling structure Moxi sat in. She watched the city around her, careful not to overlook anything, alleys, doorways, any place where their enemies could hide from her eyes.
"By the night," she muttered to herself, wiping her rain spattered glasses with the end of her dangling patchwork scarf, "how did I get myself into this mess?" She turned back to face the sleeping figure behind her, Dreamcatcher's slumbering breaths came ragged and pained, and it was no surprise, with the blood soaked bandages wrapped around his body. The alicorn had been careful, his blade had bit into Dreamcatcher's flesh at exactly the right points to do the most surface damage, Catcher was only lucky to have been able to escape before any life threatening wounds could be inflicted.
Moxi felt her eyes begin to mist over with tears, and dabbed at them with her scarf as well before turning to regard
Wolf Legend - Part I1. AndrewWolf Legend - Part I7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
He stood over the body.
It's over, he thought. No more. I'm not like them, their traditions, rituals, this pack... I'm different. It's over for me.
The scent of blood was overwhelming. The heat from the fire only reminded him of the hate that grew within him.
I hate them, he repeated over and over in his head. How could they, and for what, they call this honor!?
He wanted to see them burn. Fire didn't seem enough. He could only think of the worst kinds of deaths one could experience, and he wished it on them.
He was alone. It was not what he wanted, but it was all his fault. He had taken everything too far.
My lies did this. My hope to be different. He had lived with his curse long enough, he was asked to do the only thing he vowed never to do.
"I will not!" Andrew yelled out in the darkness.
Shadows moved across the field. Glowing eyes were on him, fueled by hatred and judgment. He didn't care. He wouldn't stand it.
His eyes gl