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 Analysis6 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
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 Analysis6 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
Sonic the Hedgehog AnalysisIf there is one figure that constantly rivals the gaming world's Mario, it's Sonic.Sonic the Hedgehog Analysis6 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.
JACK ATTACKJack furrowed his brow and narrowed his eyes, focusing all his concentration into one move.JACK ATTACK5 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
What's New, Mary Sue? PART 2Well, Rorschach couldn't have rum. But he did have sugar cubes.What's New, Mary Sue? PART 27 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
ANL 'Saint Abilene's Bluff -part two'ANL 'Saint Abilene's Bluff -part two'4 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
The Elemental Hearts: RaikoushinThe Elemental Hearts: Raikoushin4 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
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...5 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
Everything Under the Stars Ch9Chapter Nine: AcceptanceEverything Under the Stars Ch95 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
© Lady Owl
As Neelix slowly woke and parted his eyes, a wave of panic shot through him as the bed beside him was empty. He sat up quickly, eyes darting across the room, but she was no where in sight.
"Heather...?" He called out to her as he stood and rounded the wall to look in the back of his quarters... and breathed deep with relief. Heather looked at him with dismal eyes before turning her head back to continue staring out into space...
Neelix lowered his head, hesitant to approach her but at the same time, a strong urge forced him forward. He slowly walked to her and gently slipped his arms around her from behind, hugging her softly, but she didn't even acknowledge him or stir at his touch. He felt broken from her.. and it hurt. He had tried so hard to preserve their fragile bond... only to have it all come crashing down once the truth came out? He didn't even really know what was hurting her more: Never being able to go home, or being
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 26 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.
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 Dragon6 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 Villains6 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
Across the StarsOne day Jake Sully was living peacefully on Pandora when he heard a noise in the bushes.Across the Stars6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What was that?" Jake asked.
"I don't know, I think you should go check it out," said Neytiri.
So Jake Sully took his spear and went to see what the noise was.
Suddenly, he saw a tall, grasshopper-looking creature standing in the clearing.
"Oh my God." said Jake Sulley.
The creature spoke in a strange tongue. "The humans took our ship," he said sadly. "and we waiting 20 long years to get it back. we barely managed to escape with our lives. me and my son were in the slum for so long, filthy, malnourished, and mistreated, and now..." the creature started sobbing. We buried his large, misshapen, exo-skeletoned head in his hands...claws...fingers...claw fingers.
It was then jaek selluy suddenly noticed how alike the creatures eyes were to his own. They were so different...he so blue...the other so prawn... yet they both had such large, expressive eyes...
and they were both tall enough to
Harry Potter AnalysisThe wonderful world of Harry Potter has touched countless lives upon its release. It contains many colorful elements from magic and fantasy to fighting bald snake people with little wooden sticks. Yet at the same time, despite touching so many countless lives, the ever-popular series has not been without its fair share of criticism, a large portion of which may not have been completely unfounded. Harry Potter has been said to promote more than a few more shady practices. It wouldn't hurt to explore and prod some of them in scholarly analysis.Harry Potter Analysis5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Let us take, for example, the most prevalent example in the HP wizarding world. Wands. Harry Potter and friends often use their wands to solve problems and, more often than not, create quite a few of them. HP, Ron, and Draco are constantly seen "whipping them out" and "waving them around," despite the fact many teachers advise most of the Hogwarts students against doing so. This could function as a sort of subliminal nod to boyhood fasc
The TomboyYour knees are skinned upThe Tomboy9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And your hair is cut short,
Naked, abused Barbies lay scattered.
Oh, how you seized the day.
Little girl with an Army hat on
It belongs to your daddy
Who you adore and go visit every other weekend.
He is teaching you how to shoot today,
And you think that is the best.
You are always the one scratching in
The lace dress your mom
Makes you wear every Sunday.
You don't care if you match or
If your hair is combed or a shoe is untied.
Little Tomboy jamming the aluminum can
In your bike to hear it roar
And racing the boys all the way home.
One day you will grow up to be a lady
They all say, and you deny every word.
Your mom is a lady, pretty and giddy,
with a handsome boyfriend, too.
Dont you want to be like her?
Ladies get the chair pushed out for them
In the nice restaurants and
Get the chair shoved into them at home.
Thats just not your thing.
if dragons were realit's a funny feelingif dragons were real3 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.
The Storyboard - 024The Storyboard - 0246 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Ten thousand” is a punchy, raw number. Ten thousand of a thing is a staggeringly large amount. The mind tricks itself into believing it is countable.
If I wanted to, I could recall the years I walked this hall, same as they are, day in and day out. But I do not want to, and so I simply say—to myself because there is no one else—that I have walked this hall for ten thousand years.
My mind could not handle “a million years” without admitting that it is equivalent to eternity. Therefore it could not possibly be a million.
And there was no one to say otherwise. There were the two clocks, one over the table in the hall, and one by the bed, always offset from each other by one minute. I could not tell which was correct, if either were, or if it mattered.
There was a time once, which seemed legendary, when I recalled the shape of things other than these halls. The discrepancy in the clocks ground in my mind, and I attempted to set one to keep with the othe
Wolf Legend - Part I1. AndrewWolf Legend - Part I8 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
Guide to the AneemeiHello. Today we'll be going into the depths of the jungle in search of an exotic and incredibly wild beast in its natural habitat. It is a very curious creature indeed, sometimes it takes great care to make itself the most noticeable thing in plain sight, other times it hides amongst us, camoflaging itself as "one of us." That is, until it is properly baited and/or the creature assumes it is only in the presence of other members of its species, in which it will then throw caution to the wind and commence returning to its true nature.Guide to the Aneemei5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That of the aneemeifayun.
In general, the aneemeifayun species is largely capable of human speech. However, it functions more like a 'second' language than anything else, only to be used when absolutely necessary. And even then, it is often sprinkled with an assortment of oddities from their first along with being somewhat broken and incomplete.
Some examples would include:
"omg disis sokawaii," possibly meaning, "This shit in front of me is fucking adorab
How To Make a Real MonsterTales of monsters have been around since mankind was old enough to feel fear of the dark. Quite possibly even longer. And despite many thousands of years since, monsters still remain popular unto this day. You see them everywhere, stores, films, media, video games, comics, etc. A lot of people want to create monsters themselves. But how does one stand out in a world already so saturated with goblins and swamp creatures? How does one seem unique while managing to use an element that may have been done many times throughout history?How To Make a Real Monster6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Never fear. For in this guide, we will turn everything you've been taught about monsters thus far and turn it upside down. You will be taught how to create a real monster.
1. Getting With the Times Let's get one thing straight. Century-old tales can be only interesting for so long in an age of iPods and portable microwaves. Therefore, we need to make our monsters appeal to the times. As in, we need to make them appeal to the audien
Every YouTube Fight Ever(This will almost certainly contain heavy profanity and the usernames used in this were pulled out of my own head and aren't any real people that I know of but if someone has usernames matching them then it's probably coincidental).Every YouTube Fight Ever5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
SamusFan20 in the video description: This is my Metroid compilation of pictures in a slideshow featuring Samus set to Queen's "We Will Rock You." I hope you guys enjoy.
DisgruntledAsswipe87: Jesus Christ you're such a faggot. Why the hell would you post pics of a fictional girl and set it to Queen? Do yourself a favor and go get a REAL GIRLFRIEND, loser. Oh, and stop shaming such a great band with such a shitty video game and your BS imature antics at attempting to fap to it.
(In reply to DisgruntledAsswipe87) ConcernedStranger17: Hey, calm the fuck down, douchebag. If this person is so "immature," than what the hell are you doing on a video meant for a video game girl, anyway? I bet you were at home looking for something to fap to and found this and decide
The shield.The shield.5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Come take my hand
And leap with me
We'll fly through the moonbeams
And land safely
Into your nightmares
But I'll be your shield
I'll shine away the demons
And kiss away your fears
We'll jump from that vantage point
And fly through the stars
Don't be afraid to touch them
Only I will they harm.
So come take my hand
And walk along with me
I'll give you the petals and keep the thorns;
Only I will have to bleed.
Wii Would Like to PlayLittle Susan B. stood staring at the thing before her in disbelief.Wii Would Like to Play5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fat," she said. "I'm fat?"
"I'm a machine. Machines don't lie."
"But I'm ten."
"Ten and fat."
"But how can you tell? There's gotta be some mistake."
"Okay, kid, listen up. I've got your goddamn height and BMI right here. Right here inside me.
And according to my records, you suck at boxing, you suck at running, your physical age is that of a 48-year-old male and you suck at Brawl."
"Hey, you're being mean!"
"I'm not mean. I'm a machine. Can't take playing with me? If you don't like it then take yourself somewhere else and maybe go and play with the other babies outside in the sandbox. In the sun. With other actual humans. Like a sissy. Go ahead. You're obviously not man enough to play with this."
The Nintendo Wii puffed out his chest as little Susan B. ran away crying to the sandbox.
A short distance away, PS3 and 360 frowned disapprovingly. PS3 sighed.
"Man, I don't know what
Life to RememberLife to Remember3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Clear blue sky with clouds as white as cotton,
Trees stand tall with its pure green leaves.
Another wonderful day it is,
Will you not stop to listen?
Hear the birds sing as they sway with the wind.
You walk in a path so long with uncertainty.
What is there to discover? What is there to see?
People you'll meet along the way;
Some will go, and some will stay.
A path divided, left and right;
Life is confusing yet still so bright.
A seed so small holds such beauty,
With patience you'll witness a flower bloom.
Like the barks of a tree, so rough and uneven,
It's there for a purpose: to protect and strengthen.
Things we love we often see in a distant;
They appear so close, yet still so far.
Both arms you stretch but fail to reach;
Let that be a goal for you to keep.
"Patience is a virtue" they often say;
Truth it holds for it will bear something good that will make your day.
As you sit in a field surrounded by trees,
Listen to nature and hear it speak.
Feel the heartbeat and sway with