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
I LOVE YOU.I think of him a lot - my heart aches, my eyes burn, my facade shatters, I miss him even when I say I don't, II LOVE YOU.6 years ago in General More Like This
miss the butterflies that would fill my stomach at a single thought of him, I miss the way he made the most simple
of acts seem so amazing, a hug, a kiss, a smile, a laugh. I miss the wanting.& Wanting everything, wanting nothing
- being so filled up by him! I miss the need - needing to be so much closer, but closer never being enough. I even
miss the pain he brought. Never being good enough, scared I will be left broken if he left... and he did, I miss the
way he hurt me... a few times in fact, but I never gave up. It hurts, it always has and probably always will. I pretend
that I am okay with him being gone. I say it does not hurt, but really, it changed me and still tears me up inside.
I will wait for my time to come, to b
Ask the Artist interviewAsk the Artist interview3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Interview with `loish
~MemoiresDuneFille asks "Loish, what inspired you to become an artist?"
I can't say that anything specific really inspired me. It was more a natural progression. I have been drawing since I was very young and honestly do not remember when I even started doing it, but I do remember always enjoying it and seeing it as my 'talent' throughout elementary and middle school. By the time I had to make a career choice in high school, I decided to do pursue it professionally because I just couldn't stand dividing my time between schoolwork and making my personal drawings. It was torture! So I felt I had to do it in order to stay sane :] That's pretty much how it went!
*merry-zazoue asks "You're doing both animation and illustration, how can you manage to have a good level in both? I'm an animation student and I love illustration too, do you have any advices? Aside working like crazy of course! I'm already doing it ^^"
I think the main reason I do both is because
HS - Random game concept thingGeneral notes about gameplayHS - Random game concept thing3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The idea of this game is based on an old 2D jump'n'run game called Lost Vikings for SNES and PC. In the first part you had 3 vikings, one could jump, one could fight, one had a shield and you had to get all of the vikings to the end of a level by utilising all of their skills. It also had extremely funny dialogue at the beginning and end of each level.
In the 2nd game two characters were added with additional skills so you had 5 characters. You never had more than 3 at the same time though. Through teleporting around and stuff you always had 3 different characters in a level. Mixing around characters like this gives a lot of possibility for interesting level designs.
The game sometimes required a lot of thinking and a LOT of patience to complete because it's partly insanely hard.. but it's so much fun, too.
While playing it again I suddenly wondered what it would be like to have a homestuck game similar to this?.. and that's what started this thing h
12 days of Homestuck-D1-Day one-12 days of Homestuck-D13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Gamzee looked blearily up at the sky, then shivered. It was cold outside. He held a bottle of faygo loosely in his hand as he contemplated the cold white flakes falling from the clouds. 'Snow', the stuff was called. How very strange...
Gamzee stuck his tongue out to catch a few of the frail ice crystals on his tongue, others falling into his hair and on his face, melting from the heat of his skin. It had been five years since the game had ended and everyone had come to live on Earth. Gamzee was now 'eighteen'. He chuckled to himself. It was so odd.
"Gamzee. What are you doing out here?"
The troll turned his head to look at the speaker with a lazy smile. "HeY rOsE. WhAt ThE mOtHeRfUcK iS uP?"
"Well, currently I happen to be standing out here observing you sitting in the snow, trying to freeze your butt off when you could be inside where it's nice
If We Would Only LoveIf We Would Only Love As HE Wants Us ToIf We Would Only Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Our Spirits Would Soar Our Souls Renew
Then Mankind Would See A Better Life
Void Of Evil Greed And Strife
The World Would Be A Beautiful Place To Live
If We Would Only Learn To Give
Instead We Take And Desire Of Things
Not Blessed By HIM Who Love Did Bring
HE Came And Said My Brother Man
Accept This Gift From The Golden Lamb
Some Did Listen To The Words HE Said
Others Did Laugh And Turned Their Head
As They Nailed HIM To A Cross Of Wood
Still HE Blessed Them As Only HE Could
The Years Have Passed Since That Holy Day
When HE Walked The Earth Taking Sin Away
If We Would Only Love As HE Wants Us To
Then Our Spirits Would Soar Our Souls Renew
12 days of Homestuck-D2-Day Two-12 days of Homestuck-D23 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Karkat, calm down! It's okay, the heater will come back on-"
"THAT'S WHAT YOU SAID FOUR FUCKING HOURS AGO!" The troll shrieked.
They had been waiting for the heater to come back to life for that fucking long. The whole house had run out of heat. Karkat's verdict: "THE FUCKING THING IS FUCKING BUSTED!!!"
John scratched the back of his head uncomfortably. "Well... um..."
"NOW WE'RE STUCK HERE BECAUSE OF THAT FUCKING LAYER OF RETARDED WATER THAT'S JUST RIDICULOUSLY FREEZING AND MY FUCKING HORNS ARE GONNA-"
"THAT'S IT!!" John cried in delight as he jumped up, slightly startling Karkat. "Hang on a minute!" He said before running off to the hall closet.
Karkat listened in confusion as he heard John banging around and messing with something in the living room. Finally, the human came back, his blue eyes sparkling in delight. "Oka
Lingonberry StorytellingChristine wasn't going to sleep this evening. That was certain. Usually her parents wouldn't let her stay up so late, but this was a special occasion. Her parents relented mostly because she had been too stubborn to give up her plan, a little because she assured them that she was prepared for anything.Lingonberry Storytelling1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Christine had a mission. She was going to save Santa Claus. Why? She claimed to have seen his sled tumbling down the forest despite what everyone told her. Everything about asteroids and meteorites was just lies in her ears, something people told her so that she wouldn't go. Well, they where wrong!
One last time, Christine went through her backpack. A lot of things for a little girl at her age, perhaps, but she was an adventurer, she could carry all this! Lunch pack, flashlight, extra water and those peculiar glow sticks her brother had given to her. You see, when you bent them hard enough and then shook the stick, they would magically start to glow.
This was all she needed for her adven
ConfusionI don't know what to do.Confusion2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't know where to turn.
Do I go left or right?
Things are all jumbled up
and I just--
Oh, I just don't know.
My only clear thought
is that I don't want anyone to feel pain or loss
over my confusion.
I'm All That's Left of MeI’m All That’s Left of MeI'm All That's Left of Me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She put her lips on the fountain when we were kids.
I've kissed too many people to still be mad about it.
The first time she slept in my bed I had visions
of my grandfather decaying in his coffin.
(The scuttle of tiny legs and a far away buzzing)
I woke up to a thousand pairs of eyes staring at me.
Hers were closed, but her mouth started moving.
“People who dream about the dead often attract flies.
I’ll tell you my nightmares if you tell me yours.”
It was winter and the windows were closed.
There are flowers that bloom once in a life time.
The things I see during the day prepare me for the night.
A family moved into her old house.
They don’t leave beer cans on the front porch.
For some reason that makes me sick.
The only picture I didn't burn is of her
looking past the lens and straight into my eyes.
Everything else about that life is gone.
Sometimes even me.
This is the worst day to tell me I’m blind
His BestThe splintering of the concrete wall behind his head drew out an agonized groan from the pale split lips, emerald eyes scrunching up to clear back the stars. A mad cackle, rather from a complete temporary loss of sanity than the fury for the swelling eye, drifted into Wally's ears and rushed a shiver along his aching spine.His Best3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"L let me . g . o F-fight like a.. ma man " the speedster choked out, struggling to find the breath that the crushing hold to his throat that suspended his feet from the floor had rid him of.
The narrowed eyes just inches from his own bore holes past his closed eyelids, daring to lighten the grip to his neck, nails tauntingly grazing the yellow spandex at the back of the teen's neck.
"You think you stand a chance against me, sidekick? Look at you! Sputtering like a child in the spotlight!" the man scoffed proudly, lifting the ginger up higher along the wall.
His skin was an ivory paint, pure all the way through without a freckl
Earth to Zatanna"Ok girl spill." Artemis instructed her best friend with her hands on her hips, grey eyes staring intently into her blue. Zatanna looked at her with mocking confusion that clearly read: who me? "Everyone could tell Wally was going to kiss me, but you and Robin. Where did that come from?" the frustrated blonde demanded.Earth to Zatanna3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Zatanna smiled slightly, "Well he's just so cute, and he was there for me when Fate took over dad." She looked at her friend, who was half glaring at her, "Well besides you and the rest of the team but with him it was different." She amended quickly. Still the blonde was not satisfied with the answer. "I like him ok!" Zatanna nearly shouted.
Finally the blonde smiled, "That's all I needed to hear, catch ya later, I have a date with Wally. Don't want to be late, he is a speedster." The blonde winked at her friend as she flipped her hair over her shoulder and turned to walk out of the room. As soon as Artemis had left the room Zatanna heard a voice in the back part of the
SlenderWally snorted in frustration as the rest of the team had a barrier around the small ebony's room at the Cave, his arms firmly crossing over his chest as his eyes darted between each of them in search of a way to get through. They were tightly packed though, not even the slightest of a chance that he would be able to slip his muscled frame through the cracks without crushing himself to death. That didn't stop him from pushing through them, parting the women rather than where Conner stood with the thought if he had that he would've been crushed for sure.Slender3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Would it kill you guys to give him some space?" he griped, glaring accusingly at them before setting his ear to the wood of the door and knocking sharp and quick. "Rob, it's just me. Can I come in?"
There was a quiet little whimper, but he got no more of a response than that. It didn't seem to bother him though, instead being all he needed to hear to work his way through the heavy lock on the door, pushing the others back.
THE BUTTERFLY WITH NO NAMEEmotions Flowed Like A Raging FireTHE BUTTERFLY WITH NO NAME3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As I watched The Birth Of Dawn
Softness And Beauty Of Stars Had Past
My Heart Still Heavy And Forlorn
My Spirit Was Ebbing I was About To Go
When Something Caught My Eye
A Solitary Cloud So Pure And White
Appeared From Way Up High
My Eyes Now Ember With Rising Sun
Saw An Amazing Sight
Within Its Fleece A Golden Glow
And A Butterfly Took Flight
Such Beauty I Had Never Seen
It Sat Upon My Hand
And Said To Me In A Voice So Soft
I Was A Spirit Of The Lamb
My Soul Was Open My Heart Poured Forth
It Listened With Silent Embrace
And When I Had Finished It Smiled At Me
With Serenity, Peace And Grace
Moments Of Silence As We Shared The Dawn
Then It Whispered It Was Time To Part
And As It Began To Fly Away
A Sudden Lightness Filled My Heart
I Watched In Joy As My Newfound Friend
Returned From Whence It Came
My Fears And Sorrows All Had Been Taken
By The Butterfly With No Name
Had I Seen The Truth Within The Cloud
I Would Have Witnessed A Wondrous Sight
For The B
Why Do We Fall?: When Everything FallsI can't disarm the bomb. It's going off in thirty seconds. Everyone move to the rendezvous point, Nightwing thought thankful for the psychic link. The flashlight in his mouth rendered him unable to speak as he closed the panel on the bomb. As he stood he put it back in his belt.Why Do We Fall?: When Everything Falls3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Let's go Artemis." He turned to the blond girl next to him. They sprinted to the ladder and climbed to the next level of the rusted tower. On the rooftops around them they could see Superboy and Beast Boy leaping from building to building; Superboy was leaping as far as he could, taking three buildings at a time, while Beast Boy ran just behind him as a deer. Miss Martian and Zatana were flying low over the ground taking out whatever goons remained. A hundred yards away, they could see the flat topped building where they were meeting. "You think you can make that shot?" Nightwing asked.
"Oh yeah." She said confidently. Artemis raised her bow, taking aim at the raised portion of the building roof.
My Misfit"Good night, Dick," Bruce more encouraged than bade with his head parting the door and its frame, his hand idly resting on the doorknob. "Try and get some sleep, okay?"My Misfit3 years ago in Romance More Like This
That had been four restless hours ago, though, the ebony's black locks splitting and parting into the crevices of the blinds blocking the window of his room in the Wayne Manor, his knees weakly drawn to his chest in the black spinny chair that had cradled his muscled frame for the last three. His dark eyes had been blindly staring up and nestling themselves into the ceiling, the midnight ocean gaze ever so barely trembling as it tried to avoid the splashing his mind gave off as it swam through memories of the past, not caring how dangerous the waters got as the sharks grew nearer and larger.
It was Christmas Eve—well, Christmas morning by eight minutes and forty seconds according to the digital clock on the wall that kept with its tedious flash of the blaring neon, a night that no child had ever been able to soundly sle
New Beginnings Chap 1I woke feeling drowsy with the mother of all headaches. I tried to move but I noticed my hands were bound behind my back and my feet were bound too. I tested the bonds, wincing as I felt metal cut into my flesh; the bonds were made out of some kind of metal, similar to barbed wire. I looked around and became acquainted with my surroundings. I was in some massive underground, well lit room.New Beginnings Chap 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
How did I get here? I thought and then I heard a murmur behind me. I turned as much as my bonds would let me and noticed around a dozen hostages. The only difference between them and I was they were bound with rope, not this painful wire.
I heard a noise. There were big, burly men armed with all sorts of weapons; guns, knives, electric sticks, the works. There was smoke and I heard men cry out and a fight start. Later the smoke cleared and around half a dozen were down. And out walked him. Nightwing. Blue finger stripes and all. He taunted the men and several charged at him and they disappeare
Google me!The group still had a lot to teach superboy. That day they taught him to google himself, witch ended with a lot of shirtless pictures. This then lead some of the team to search them selves:Google me!3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"hey rob lets google ourself s." says a bored Wallace west rolling around on Richards bed.
"why not/" was all robin said as he typed into google "kid flash"
"Wow there's a lot of pics of me running" says Wally, getting a look from robin as if he just said 'omg I'm ginger!!'
"of course there is Wally that's all you do." said a smirking robin. Wally glared at him then grabbed the laptop typing in robin, before dick even noticed Wally had moved. Wally sat on the bed and starred at the screen.
"there just lots of acrobatic pictures" Wally says bored.
"then search our names together see if you get any bro fist pictures." Dick says sitting behind Wally to see the laptop screen. The second the words were search, it came up with 'did you mean: birdflash'
"cool we have our on name!" Wally clicked on it. The
Lessons from the Clone WarsIf a ship needs crashing, always call AnakinLessons from the Clone Wars4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Never trust the latest good-willing character
Violence may be the best answer, and it often is.
Obi-Wan loves the ladies.
Anyone can use a lightsaber, as long as they swing it wildly enough.
You say Twai-lek, and I say Twee-lek, but Obi-Wan says it both ways
All Separatist commanders must be over-the-top aliens. No regular humans with regular voices! No exceptions!
Looking to study an exotic alien species? Look no further than the bottom of Anakin's boot.
Where there's a farm, there's usually a farmer.
Don't loan your fleet to Cad Bane. You'll never get it back.
There are no Republic dress code regulations regarding wild hair, for avoidance of lawsuits involving discrimination against Bothans. Therefore, clone hair is wild.
If you can still feel someone in the Force, they're probably not as dead as you think they are.
Mace Windu is a fantastic soldier but has terrible people skills.
When attempting to stop a bounty hunter escaping via hypers
This Thing He DoesDan's POV:This Thing He Does1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
I have an Existential Crisis about 5 times a week, and let me tell you, they aren't fun.
Questioning your life; thinking about everyone and everything you love in the world slowly slipping from you, and the world as you know it simply fading to blackness.
Nope, Not fun at all.
But when I have these Crisis' there is this thing that Phil does that makes my mind push those thoughts away, and there is a bright light shining through all the darkness in my head.
It's not much really, in fact, it almost seems silly that actions so meaningless have meaning to me.
Somehow this thing Phil does works magic on me.
An Existential Crisis is a very quiet thing, it's involves a lot of:
No talking in that list, so it's hard to tell if someone's having a crisis.
But Phil always knows when I am having one.
Maybe it's because he's like Spiderman, but instead of "Spidey-Senses" he has "Dan-Senses" and knows when I am having a crisis...
Well he is my hero in a wa
In MemoryThe Flash stood in the fake greenery of the Watchtower. Three holographic statues surrounded him. Three dead heroes. There was one pillar at his feet, yet to be activated. It was for the first Kid Flash, and the only Wally West he ever wanted to know. The speedster pulled down his cowl, he couldn’t turn on the platform as a hero, he had to do it as a loving family member.In Memory2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Batman ghosted into the room, effectively scaring the bejezus out of Barry. The big bat put a hand on his colleague’s shoulder. “Turn it on, Barry.”
The blonde shook his head, “I can’t. It just doesn’t feel right.”
“How so?” Batman pondered.
“We’ve had death scares before. Artemis was just undercover. I was just stuck in the Speed Force. Clark was just in another dimension. How do we know he isn’t dead?” Barry was about ready to pull his hair out.
“Barry, we saw him disappear before our eyes. He’s gone,” Batman tried
Tek - Complete BioTekaiyla (Teck-eye-lah)Tek - Complete Bio2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
5' 7" Tall
18 Years Old
Strengths: Computers, electronics, strategy, hiding, stealth
Weaknesses: Hand to hand combat, strenuous physical activity, anxiety, fear
Personality: Quiet, shy, and insecure, but level-headed and always thinks things through...usually. One thing one must never do is underestimate her. She may seem an easy target and yes, she definitely did not fall into the strength side of the gene pool, but she has a brilliant mind and quick reflexes.
The life of Tekaiyla, most commonly known by her nickname, Tek, began just the same as any other smeet. Going through the smeeting process and slowly beginning to grow into a healthy baby Irken. However, it wasn't long before the scientists monitoring her status found an anomaly. It was a genetic defect in her DNA that caused her brain cells to thrive and grow at a rapid pace, but in return slow her bone and muscle growth almost to a halt. At the rat
Redeeming Light - Prologue Redeeming LightRedeeming Light - Prologue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Prologue - The Heart In The Smoke
Birds chirped eagerly, greeting the new and glorious morning. Brilliant luminous shades of pink and orange glowed around the rising sun. It shone a bright and soft light onto the mountain top and Valley Of Peace.
"Brilliant job, students," Shifu praised lightly, watching with pride as his students sparred together. "But Kurisu, bring your leg up higher in your kicks!" he advised.
The kitten nodded to her teacher's advice, eying her target with playful malice: her brother. Her tail flicked up playfully; her eyes gleamed with childish evil as she brushed her tail against her brother's stomach.
"Ah hey!" The panda leaped back immediately. He yelped a bit as he teetered on on a small rock, and nearly tripped backwards. Regaining his footing, he pouted at his younger adopted sister. "Ti
Amazing Spiderman 2 ReviewAmazing Spiderman 2 Review11 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
When I did my review of the Amazing Spiderman, I said that I deeply loved the film. As oppose to the Raimiman films, which the kindest thing I could say would be to quote Norman Osborn in this movie, "We can do better. We deserve better." I saw the Amazing Spiderman 2 on opening day, and it surpassed all my expectations. Unfortunately a good chunk of the public disagrees with me. While still being in the minority. The people that hate the movie were enough to give it scores of 55% on RT, and 73% on IMDB. All the while boasting how superior Raimiman 2 was. Even going so far as to say that Raimiman 3 was better. Saying things like, "At least Raimiman 3 had character arcs and a plot, Amazing Spiderman doesn't have that. Amazing Spiderman 2 has no heart (The last sentence said by the bias Raimitard Trillbeereviews)." That is bullshit. Amazing Spiderman 2 does have character arcs and plot, and far better ones than any of the Raimiman movies. Especially Raimiman 2. Raimiman 2 SUCKED! It had