The Cosplayers Survival GuideThe Cosplayers Survival Guide5 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Cosplayer: One who creates a costume based on a character from a popular video game, manga, comic, movie, or graphic novel, and goes to conventions.
Convention: A large group of fans and cosplayers to appreciate the fandoms they enjoy, and have fun together.
Now that we know the basics of what these two things are, you should have no problem understanding everything I'm about to say. Whether you are a newly discovered cosplayer, or a continuing one, this guide is here to help you along the way of what goes on at cons, how to get through the hard parts, and enjoy the fun parts. Now I've been a cosplayer for only one year, but that doesn't mean that I haven't had the time to observe and even witness some off spectacles that go on at these conventions. I had to deal with them, but I figured I'd try and help the less fortunate people. My idea? Create a guide that informs people of everything they encounter. This is the Cosplay Survival Guide.
Now let's say that it's a few weeks or so befor
Merry Christmas Italy GerIta SS Exchange '11Germany isn't great at feelings and sometimes it worries meMerry Christmas Italy GerIta SS Exchange '113 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I don't understand what happened, one minute it was bright and sunny but the next it was raining none stop. Dark clouds covered the sky making everything seem darker and more foreboding, it was creepy even though I was safely staring out one of the windows in Doitsu's house. I sighed backing away and walking down a long brightly lit corridor still thinking about Christmas and the party Japan was holding at his house this year. Of course me and Germany were going but the thing that was stuck on my mind was the fact that everyone would be exchanging gifts with the one they love the most. It was something Japan mentioned and I hadn't the slightest doubt in my mind the big brother France would buy everyone a gift. It was him we were talking about after all, but Doitsu wasn't exactly big on such things. Lately more so then ever and it was nagging at my mind. He's been ignoring me, avoiding me and finding excuses to leave me a
Charfade's Con Survival GuideCharfade's Convention Survival Guide and Check ListCharfade's Con Survival Guide6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
-------------------------For everyone attending the con!-------------------------
►Driver's license and insurance information Most conventions require a Driver's license/ government issued ID to attend events. Have a copy of basic insurance information, contact information if anything should happen to you during your weekend stay. Especially if the convention you are attending is going to be out of state.
►Any convention related information This includes the address and directions to the convention area. Also leave a copy of this information with anyone at home/friends/family members so they can get a hold of you. If you've pre-ordered your convention tickets or hotel room reservations be sure to bring a copy of the receipt(s).
►Deodorant! This should go without saying, but you'll be surprised at how many people either forget or do not use! Which is why deodorant gets it o
Someday || Germany + PrussiaSomeday || Germany + Prussia2 years ago in Drama More Like This
“W-what are all you dummkopfs saying? G-Gilbert isn't dead! He's... He's... Somewhere... I know it... I know...” Roderick mumbled. “He has to be…”
His fists were clenched at his side as he watched the empty casket lower into the ground. Elizabeta tried to comfort him but no amount of soft words and gentle touches would calm him. There was no way that Gilbert was dead; no way in Heaven or Hell that the thick-headed general would have just gone missing – he would not just die. The ‘Great’ Gilbert was too ‘awesome’ to just die. His dark eyes looked across the pit to the blonde on the other side.
Standing ridged and cold next to his brother’s grave, hand against his forehead with murky eyes on the sky, Ludwig appeared to be the definition of composed. Roderick knew different; the swirls of darkness in his once bright blue eyes, the stiffness in his stance, the cold way in which he attended to the others at the funeral and t
World War II: A Hetalia Love Story: Chap. 2World War II: A Hetalia Love Story: Chap. 21 year ago in Romance More Like This
Germany and Japan’s eyes widened at the Italian’s behavior. “Who is she and why does Italy know her?” was the question that rang through their head. Slowly however, they noticed that the woman’s eyes were wide as well. With a tremendous push, the small female launched Italy into a pile of cars. Germany yelled out to him, “Italy!”
Italy rose from the car pile and looked at the one he called Ib. “Why did you-a do that bella?” he asked as he walked over to her.
“Lo siento Italy,” she apologized in his language, “I don’t like my personal space invaded.”
That caused the Japanese representative to blink and stare at her slightly. Italy pouted, waving his arms around, “But you-a always liked my hugs!”
“That was when we were younger, Italy. I have changed and I can tell you have to,” she said, picking up the sledgehammer and laying it on the now destroyed-to-oblivion car.
Italy pouted mo
Germany x Reader: Time"[Name], I need you to meet someone." Your cousin said after walking in through the front door with a smaller figure next to him. You slipped a bookmark into the magazine you were reading and set it on a nearby coffee table as you slid your feet off the futon. Curiously, you looked up at your cousin as you walked toward him.Germany x Reader: Time3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Since you lived with your cousin, it wasn't unusual for him to walk into your house because he owned the place after all. He took you in after both your parents died two years ago when you were about eleven years old. Since then, it had always been the two of you living together. However, this was the first time he had such a calm yet urgent tone when bringing over a guest.
"What is it?" You asked him and turned your attention to the German boy next to him. He was about your age with short blond hair and pale skin. His sharp blue eyes were downcast but looked hard as he stared at the ground. You noticed he was wearing a coat that was several sizes too big for him a
Point of View Ciel X Disabled Reader Part 1Point of View Ciel X Disabled Reader Part 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Master Ciel, would you mind waiting for me here for just a moment. I need to pick up a few things for tonight’s meal. I have a feeling we'll be needing a bit more than usual.” Sebastian smiled down at Ciel. “I promise it will just be a moment.”
“Fine, but make it quick. I don't wish to miss my tea time.” Waving Sebastian off, Ciel sat down on a nearby bench to wait. Loud laughter could be heard from where Ciel was sitting. The sound annoyed him quite a lot. Wanting to see what all the commotion was about, he stood to his feet and walked in the direction of the noise. A large group of people were gathered around something, or someone. “What's all the noise about?” As soon as the group of people saw Ciel, they made a run for it, figuring they were in some sort of trouble.
Why if it isn't Master Ciel Phantomhive. I'm sorry about that. It's my fault they were being so obnoxious.” You smiled up at Ciel.
Wa! Wa!! World Ondo - English LyricsWa! Wa!! World OndoWa! Wa!! World Ondo - English Lyrics2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Axis: Wa! Wa! Wa!
Italy: Sore, sore, sole!
Allies: Wa! Wa! Wa!
Russia: Sovi, soviet!
China: Aiyah! Aiyah!
Italy: Sore, sore!
Italy: A handshake and a kiss, buon giorno
Japan: And from Japan a konnichiwa
Germany: Now align your ranks! Guten tag!
Italy: Now, now, everyone, sing with Italy!
All: Wa! Wa! Wa! World~! Wa! Wa! Wa! World~!
Italy: Everyone, form a circle
Germany: Form a flower
All: Let's all dance to this World Ondo~!
Italy: Oh, sole!
France: The English, their only counter is sarcasm.
England: Like how Paris isn't full of frogs!
America: Houston, we'll have a problem once they stop fighting!
Russia: VODKA! Why don't we—
China: Ganbei! Have a drink?
All: Wa! Wa! Wa! World~! Wa! Wa! Wa! World~!
America: Everyone, form a ci
Anthem of The ForgottenAnthem of The Forgotten4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Ludwig is not a musical man.
Well... That's not entirely true. He appreciates a tune when he hears one... and has enough sense of pitch to be irritated when Feliciano sings loudly and off-key in his ear. That's just obnoxious.
But no, Ludwig has never really bothered to pursue the musical path; he's always been much more focused on more practical matters, like training and money and keeping things running smoothly. He has nothing against Roderich for devoting so much time to music, though he really does wish the man would take something else in life seriously for once, nor does he hold Gilbert's taste against him.
Though, Ludwig does occasionally look back upon the day Gilbert discovered heavy metal, and shudder. He's had to smack his brother to get Gilbert to hear him far too many times. And that thumping bass just gives him a headache.
Yes, Ludwig is used to Gilbert's irritating bass, his obnoxious guttural, screaming music and the equally grating manufactured techno beats. They've j
too young to give up| shy boy |too young to give up5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
- regrets every moment;
- is scared of truth;
- buries his head in a pillow and cries,
This isn't the way it was meant to be.
| broken boy |
- trembles because he doesn't like silence;
- tries to fit the pieces of his heart back together;
- bites his lip and whispers,
I hate this part.
| determined boy |
- dreams of hot summer breezes;
- kisses uncertainty goodbye;
- looks her in the eye and says,
I'm all that you ever wanted.
he grits his teeth and murmurs,
I'm going to make you happy.
[she has no idea]
This is it!New GirlsThis is it!2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a cold day in Norisville. All the students were excited at Norisville High, since new students were coming! The students in Señora Jorge's class looked eagerly at the door. Randy and Howard were wondering what the new students looked like. They wondered what there interests were and other stuff but, most importantly they wanted and wished that the newcomers were two freshman girls. When the one minute warning bell rang, Señora Jorge looked at the door with worried eyes.
She whispered something beneath her breath. Probably something in spanish, Randy thought to himself. He turned to his best friend Howard Wienerman who looked like he just won a whole bunch of Mc. Fist stuff. Randy moved his hands to get his best friend's attention. "Hey Howard..." Randy said still trying to get his best friend's, or as Senora Jorge called it, "amigo's", attention.
It took Randy quite a while to realize that his best friend was looking at t
25 Random Insults Comebacks25 Random Insults and Comebacks25 Random Insults Comebacks6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
1. You: Your hair is messed up.
Person: Your brain is messed up.
You: At least I have one
2. It's funny, how a [guy, girl] like you can have such a tiny brain and still have a huge mouth
3. Man: Havent I seen you someplace before?
Woman: Yes, thats why I dont go there anymore.
4. Man: Is this seat empty?
Woman: Yes, and this one will be if you sit down.
5. Man: So, what do you do for a living?
Woman: Im a female impersonator.
6. Man: Hey baby, whats your sign?
Woman: Do not enter.
7. Man: If I could see you naked, Id die happy.
Woman: If I saw you naked, Id probably die laughing.
8. Youre so slow it takes you an hour and a half to watch Sixty Minutes.
9. I don't think you are an idiot, but then what's MY opinion against everyone else's?
10. I hear the only place you're ever invited is outside.
11. I don't know what makes you so freaking stupid, but it really works!
12. If we were to kill e
Symptoms of an anime conSYMPTOMS OF ANIME CONVENTIONS: What to expect when going to an anime conSymptoms of an anime con5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Pre con hyper-activeness
This can come at random times after making it official that you ARE going; hyper activity which may scare your mundane (non anime) friends; or an obsession with the con
Also happens right after getting your costume or costume supplies
- Once you buy your supplies, you want to do nothing but make your costume; shutting yourself off of the internet just to make it
-Will not stop talking about what you're gonna do for the costume
DURING THE CON
Lack of sleep
Lots of caffeine
Wake up super early
No precautions as usual as to what to say around strangers dressed in odd outfits
Attacked by Fan-Girls (Only if your costume is a popular character/major slash pairing)
Lack of healthy food
Wasting money on plushies
Loss of The Game (Hah you just lost! Don't get it? www.ilostthegame
Letter for the deceased.Letter for the deceased.3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I am writing to validate my... Emotions.
As i have a serious difficulty in expressing my deepest feelings in fear of being vulnerable, i figured writing them down would probably clear my head... Somehow.
I know you are gone... The hardest thing i have ever had to come to terms with and accept... And i am not stating this lightly. As i am now in complete solitude, i only have my thoughts and memories to keep me company... Even so, i am certain this is nothing compared to the agony you had to live with each and everyday.
Growing up in the Uchiha household, i thought life couldn't get any better, this being when i was very young. We had a happy, healthy family. A wonderful network of people linked together and bonded by blood. Life was simple and i was happy.
Everytime i got to spend time with my big brother, i was on cloud nine. You... Itachi. You were so cool, so strong and smart. I wanted to grow up and be just like you. Just like my Nii-san... You were my hero.
I would train h
Work and PlayHis fingers glided over the keys, the soft clacking from the typing meshing with the insistent patter of rain on the windows of his office. The amber glow from the nearby lamp cast away the nighttime shadows and allowed his deep amethyst eyes to flick rapidly over the text on the screen before him. His ebon hair was still damp from his recent shower and a bead of water collected irritably on his brow; the emperor ceased his typing to brush it away.Work and Play3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lelouch sighed and gingerly rubbed his temples, taking a moment to check the clock. 10:34 PM, it read. He was working late, and while not an uncommon occurrence, it was a necessary one. He worked late to ensure he had some free time tomorrow for his family; the young emperor had promised himself that he wouldn't neglect them. Corentin had a swim meet coming up in a week and Lelouch resolved that he wouldn't miss that, even going as far as rescheduling meetings to be days prior to the event instead of on the same date.
Sleep beckoned, and his
Ellie, chap. 1.Ellie, revisited.Ellie, chap. 1.10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This is the story: a girl came and went with a train whistle, the galaxy broke, and somewhere between a decaying church and white walls, I fell in love.
That is a mess. I know it's a mess, and that's really only the story, but that's not the truth. The truth of what happened is one big ball of near nothingness and half forgotten could-be-truths. I don't want to remember. I have to remember.
This is not a love story. This is a story about a girl with black hair and cracked fingernails and these are words I have taken from her skin, words that haunt me and words that thrill me. But more than anything, these are words for her, the unbreakable shattered girl.
* * * *
It is May 25th, 5:56 a.m.; I watched sunrise with a pounding heart. The light spilled over the train ahead of me, the 6 a.m. Freight, and I felt that crack in the universe right between the sunlight and the dark, and part of m
Worth the Kill? Chapter Two"Um Karkat?" the troll grunted a response, "I think we should probably head down for dinner now, you do want to eat, right?" The human could see Karkat's ears perk a bit at the mention of food. He chuckled and pulled away from the troll. "Is there anything trolls can't eat, you know stuff that makes you sick?"Worth the Kill? Chapter Two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I think no." He replied.
"That's good!" He tugged him along, "It'd hate to hurt you or something on accident." Karkat sat down at the table next to John and across from his father. John set a plate of food down in front of him. "Here, I sorta grabbed a bit of everything, Dad and I aren't sure what you like yet, so he made a bunch of stuff."
Karkat's eyes grew wide at the amount of food, he could feel his mouth water, 'God this is pathetic, I'm reacting like a starved beast.' He grabbed a piece of meat and froze; he noticed the older human grab the utensil by his side. "Fuck," he muttered putting the meat down and grabbing the pronged instrument, 'Goddamn it Karkat get a fuc
what y0u l00k like- SolKarwhat y0u l00k like- SolKar3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sometimes you like to pretend you aren't blind.
You like to close your hollow eye sockets, take deep breaths, and imagine that you are on Prospit, with your friends.
Sometimes, instead, you just lapse into memories. Like that one time you and Karkat laughed hysterically, slumped over one another after Eridan stepped on a horn, tripped over the one-wheel device and fell on his face.
You remember back to fun days spent excavating with Aradia, back when you were just barely five sweeps old. You remember finding the skeleton of what you both instantly assumed to be an ancient scalebeast, but ended up being regular troll remains.
You remember when Karkat came over to your hive for the first time and you kicked his ass at every game you owned, laughed through his tantrum, and gave him a big hug when he apologized for almost wrecking your mainframe. You liked this memory the best, because you alway
Androphobiai was stitched lips and a flightless raven heart-Androphobia2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
all sex and a contorting spine;
his own lips engraving 'kiss me's' on empty stars.
& between you and me: i feared his teeth,
& tongue, & honest organs-
with skin that begged, 'please, don't touch me.'
don't touch me.
don't fucking touch me.
i am not soft.
there is a war raging in my lungs,
screaming through the uncharted galaxies
of my wanderlust heartstrings.
i am not soft.
i am lust, & war, & envy
i am sin,
& the kind of prosetry yet to be proofread.
but he wanted to claim my guarded ghost eyes
and crossed legs.
'justlet me hold you.'
his callused hands were cancer,
my still body, a clock.
Embarazados USxUK/UKxUSAdvertencias: Descripciones de relaciones sexuales entre dos hombres que se aman mucho y quedan embarazados. MPREGEmbarazados USxUK/UKxUS2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pareja Principal: UKxUSA/USAxUK
Si quedan traumadas, no es mi problema
¿Cansada del tema cliché de ver a Arthur embarazado? ¡He aquí la solución junto con Alfred! Creo xD
Era la noche perfecta y planificada adornada por la luna nueva sobre su casa, sobre su cama ruidosa en posesión de Inglaterra, sosteniendo las piernas de Estados Unidos para entrar y salir de su cuerpo con tal salvajismo que el menor se afirmaba del respaldo de madera fina. Como le encantaba éste inglés, señor, tan intenso para hacerle el amor, tan apasionante para extraerle el aliento; besarlo con fuerza y con calor, empapando sus pieles de sudor. Simplemente era genial en todo ámbito. Gemía gustoso y placentero, luego estaba siendo besado mientras el mayor le sostenía el rostro sin d
The Cold Side of the Bed: Teaser Pitch PearlThe Cold Side of the Bed: Teaser Pitch Pearl3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Every morning I come home and wonder if he was even there the night before. The bed is made, dishes cleaned, and there's no sign of him besides the neatly folded clothes of mine that were previously scattered on the floor. We never speak unless it's to determine when we'll see one another again, which makes this whole thing feel like a dream when he's gone. Where does he go? Why doesn't he try to contact me? He seems so happy when he's here with me. I just don't know. Maybe my sanity should be questioned at this point.
I'm scrambling to get my keys into the apartment's impervious lock on a rainy afternoon. I hate when it rains in the city like this because it seems like I'm always soaked just before I get inside my place. I've only been staying here for a few months now while going to college, and it's not the nicest place but it's much better than being home with my crazy ghost-obsessed family. Last year I was a senior in high school eagerly await
lusteach glimpse haslust5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
my heart set
as if the
bullet contacts gasoline
and explodes like
fireworks igniting the sky
for the thousandth time
during the fourth of July
Azure WillAzure WillAzure Will5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Dont move, several threatening voices rang out. We have you surrounded.
Haseo, the leader of this group that had their victim surrounded, so to speak, grinned in anticipation. Oh, how long hed been waiting for this very moment. Oh, for how very long he had fantasized over what he would do if hed finally caught the AIDA hed been searching for; obsessing over for so long.
True that, the few people that had called out the cliché we have you surrounded, -one of them including Kuhn- had in a bit, ruined his dramatic moment, but for this moment specifically, he didnt care about anything but the execrated PKer before him that had been bound in chains.
This vile little boy was his main no, ONLY focus now.
Kuhn, like the rest of them, were the minor details. They were nothing more than the background to him now.
And that was exactly what he wanted.
Kuhn, he ordered. The rest of you can go.