On Words vs. IssuesSo, let's talk about dirty words, insults, etc and let's talk about actual words. I get many comments from a variety of different people who tell me that I shouldn't use words like "spaz" or "moron." The reason they usually give is that those words promote ableism. Normally, I ignore these people. But I've decided that it's become a destructive enough force to give comment on. Because, I think that going after words creates many, many issues.On Words vs. Issues2 weeks ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Today we're going to be talking about ableism because it's the topic I have the most familiarity with as opposed to sexism or racism or classism. Or should I say, I have familiarity with ableism issues and issues of disabled rights. Here are the issues on front of disabled rights that I do care about:
Autism Speaks, the most visible charity towards autistic people (possibly disabled people in general) spread lies, false stereotypes, for awhile encouraged people not to get their kids to get vaccinated, and instead of helping people li
Big Daddy Delta -Part Three-The hall lights flickered until three shorted out. Sinclair paused at the base of the stairs and waited for them to come back on.Big Daddy Delta -Part Three-5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He let out a sigh and pulled his pistol from the holster on his waist, "Be on your toes, kid. It's a bit odd that as soon as we show up lights go out and don't come back." He moved silently up the stairs, feet making no noise as he quickened his pace with his hand lightly touching the handrail. He stopped and placed his hand over his face, holding back an overly dramatic sigh as Delta stomped his way next to the man.
"Is itno." Sinclair went quiet, he knew this conversation would go nowhere and he might as well save his breath. He knew it wasn't Delta's fault. Once he was at the top of the stairs he examined the area, nothing seemed different from the peeling wallpaper and the glow that came from the windows into the building. His grip on the pistol didn't relax; he held it tightly and watched the ceiling as well as the corners.
Big Daddy Delta -Part Five-Sinclair dusted off his pants and straightened his clothing as he muttered about the rude types of people in Rapture. When he looked up to the Big Daddy he noticed the bulging bundles of flesh and barnacles clinging to the worn down armor. He reeled back and attempted to shoot the beast when he noticed it still hadn't moved. With hesitation it turned back around and ran before waiting at the end of the hall.Big Daddy Delta -Part Five-5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sinclair hesitantly followed. It ran around another corner before another Big Daddy popped out of thin air. It ran to Sinclair and let out a deep groan before reloading its weapon. "Delta?" Sinclair asked, taking note of the cleaner and full armor around the Daddy's body and triangle on the back of its hand. It groaned again and glanced back at the Subject Alpha. "How do you have control of that-" Delta showed the posh man the Hypnotize plasmid he had obtained. Sinclair nodded and pointed at the temporarily controlled Daddy. "Just be sure you keep that thing under good watch. We do
Bioshock - A Ruler for RaptureBioshock - A Ruler for Rapture7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I was nearly dead when I stumbled into that city. My home now. Id been out on the water late that night, using an old friends speedboat. Plotting on doing some late-night writing. My job is...was as a magazine editor, and it was always a favourite pastime to borrow Micks boat and drive out to the beach, an d take off into the night. The sea, the stars...I find it helps. Just me and the laptop, I got most of my work done that way. Of course I always alerted ..someone, namely coastguard as to where I was, and the boat has a floodlight on it that makes midnight look like midday. So theres no danger. At least..there never used to be..
That night was as quiet as the rest, except the radio suddenly refused to work. I twiddled with the controls, no response...I kicked the panel, swearing.
Then all I heard was a whooshing noise...as something...shot up from the water and hit the boat, knocking to over into the water. Id barely sunk beneath the water when I seen
AoT The Seduction ~Reader x ErwinFirst person one-shot, sexual situationAoT The Seduction ~Reader x Erwin7 months ago in Romance More Like This
Knocking on the wooden door, I waited patiently for permission to enter, my hands cupped behind my back.
"Come on in Levi." The male voice called, slightly muffled because of the door. I gave a smirk, if he only knew.
The hour was late, very late as I opened the door to the dimly lit room. The two candles on the desk that sat near the center of the room, gave off a golden glow to the bent blond head that was fixed on the papers in his hands. With a quiet click, I locked the door before moving away, not that I would expect anyone(except Levi)to be up at this time, to interrupt what I was about to do.
The light glinted off of the cerulean eyes as they watched me approach, giving an almost sparkle to them at seeing me, his surprise evident in the widening of his eyes.
"You aren't who I would be expecting to see at this hour." I watched as Erwin Smith leaned back in his chair
Unser Rommel - English LyricsUnser Rommel - English Lyrics2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
We are the German Africa Corps –
The Fuhrer's adventurous troopers!
We fly as fast as eagles can soar,
And catch our foe in a stupor!
We fear neither death nor burning sun!
We spurn thirst and fever just for fun!
And march to beat of the drumming:
Forwards with our Rommel!
The Brits, they fear us worse than the pest!
They're trembling now in dismay!
We want revenge for German South-West!
Their cowardly theft we'll repay!
Are Churchill and Roosevelt now enraged?
In all hostile lands are our troops engaged!
The drum now is beating to battle:
Forwards with our Rommel!
We're not alone in this fiercest of fights!
We're joined by the troops sent from Rome!
And once the sun of peace burns as bright,
We'll once more embark back to home!
But if I am felled in this hostile land!
Then bury me deep in the desert sand!
And sound once again to the drumming:
Forwards with our Rommel!
'Romance' of Sherlock HolmesThe Romance of Sherlock Holmes'Romance' of Sherlock Holmes8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
An Essay by E. Grimes
Devotees of the Sherlock Holmes canon are well aware that The Great Detectives
many adventures abound with his eccentric personality traits. While they may have been exasperating to Dr. Watson and especially Mrs. Hudson, they have fascinated and intrigued his readers for decades. Yet one of the most noted---and most disputed--- of The Great Detective's idiosyncrasies is his attitude toward the opposite sex.
" he (Holmes) had a remarkable gentleness and courtesy in his dealings with women," observed Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Dying Detective. He further added that Holmes "disliked and distrusted the sex, but he was always a chivalrous opponent." It was indeed true that in spite of his dislike (though not hatred) of women, his behavior toward them was always kind and courteous.
Women had few rights during the Victorian era; yet the stric
Dean x Reader - Normalcy? (Request)You know how the saying “My boss is a monster.” Well in your case that was true. As you look down at the bloody mess that was once you’re worst nightmare you let out a sigh filled with relief and pain, you had lost your best friend to the monster lying lifeless at your feet only a few days earlier. Your heart clenches at the memory as you remember the past few days.Dean x Reader - Normalcy? (Request)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Beep-beep-beep! Your alarm clock rang out forcing you to wake from an amazing dream where you were on some distant island lying on the beach soaking up the sun. “Alright already I’m up!” you yell out as you smack the top of your alarm clock causing a shrill sound to emerge from it. Eyes barely open you turn and give the clock an annoyed glance to see the time was flashing meaning sometime in the night you had lost power. You quickly grab your cell phone and opening it says, “Dammit!” You were an hour late for work
JokersJokers.Jokers4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Every Templar agent had its flaws. This in itself was not surprising. After all, no human being was ever perfect and to be willing to work for the Borgia, a family in which murder, incest and betrayal were as normal as scratching one's back, one had to be severely lacking in the general virtues. It was practically a requirement to receive Cesare's coin.
Because of this, his network tended to consist of its fair share of socially-challenged individuals. Il Carnefice loved the smell of blood and the suffering of others, Il Lupo appeared as vicious and unpredictable as the creature he was named after, Silvestro Sabbatini could best be described as a greedy worm and Donato Manchini had an ego so big that it outsized the entire Lazio province. All of these lackeys had their fair share of bad habits, but none were as infuriatingly threatening to the public peace as those of a certain disastrous duo.
Cahin and Caha, better known as the Harlequin and Hellequin, were a menace to
Ein Heller und Ein Batzen - English LyricsEin Heller und Ein Batzen - English Lyrics4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
The Heller and the Batzen
They're gone, but both were mine, yes mine
The Heller went to water
The Batzen went to wine, yes wine
The Heller went to to water
The Batzen went to wine
Chorus: |: Heidi, heido, ha ha|
Heidi, heido, hei ha ha ha
The Landlords and the Ladies
They both exclaim "Oh no, oh no"
The Landlords when I'm coming
The Ladies when I go, yes go
The Landlords I'm coming
The Ladies when I go
My cotton socks are ripped apart
My boots are torn in threes, yes threes
And sitting on the branches
The birds are singing free, yes free
And sitting on the branches
The birds are singing free
If roads weren't wide and souls not bound
I'd sit and pine at home, yes home
And if the kegs weren't empty
My heart would never roam, yes roam
And if the kegs weren't empty
My heart would never roam
What pleasure did it give to God
The moment I was born, so pink
With eyes as fair as diamonds
Too bad I fell to drink, yes drink
With eyes as fair as d
ATLA - Ocean TribeOcean Tribes - A Fan-Created Culture in the Avatar:Last Airbender WorldATLA - Ocean Tribe9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
To look at the "official" maps of the Avatar's world, one would think that the fastest way from Ba Sing Se to the Capitol of the Fire Nation would be to sail East. In truth, a vast ocean stretches between the two, dotted with small islands. Few larger than Tasmania, the largest, Loh'Kia, is half the size of New Zealand. These islands, the reefs surrounding them, and the vast ocean are home to the Ocean Tribes.
The Great Ocean is highly heterogeneous. Some regions are over deep abyssal trenches. Others are shallow seas with treacherous reefs like the Carribean. This makes navigating the Great Ocean extremely hazardous to those unfamiliar with it. These natural defenses have kept the Ocean Tribes safe from outside invasion for centuries.
The Ocean Tribes have kept fairly isolated from the rest of the world. In the far past, conflicts with both the Fire Nation and the E
A Perfect Cure [AU] [Doctor!Erwin x Reader]A searing pain ripped through her chest as she tried to pull herself up into a sitting position. Her eyes watered and she let out an anguished cry, giving up as she lay back down onto the pristine white sheets of the bed.A Perfect Cure [AU] [Doctor!Erwin x Reader]1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Squeezing her eyes shut, she tried to calm her breathing down, not wanting to further antagonize her broken ribs. Soft whimpers slipped through her lips as she gingerly clutched at her chest, trying to ignore the parched feeling in her throat.
The soft hum of the AC could be heard, along with the soft voices and footsteps of the nurses outside. Staring up at the ceiling of the small hospital room, she mentally cursed herself for being so stupid and somehow managing to fall down two entire flight of steps, resulting in a sprained ankle and broken ribs, in addition to the cuts and bruises scattered all over her body.
The sound of footsteps approaching her room brought her out of her reverie, and she craned her neck to look over to the door.
The door opened and a tall ma
The BodyYesterday’s bottle, by the door: spilt.The Body2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Tara Duncan the Drinking GameTara Duncan the Drinking Game3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Tara Duncan : le jeu à boire.
Le jeu qui peut vous tuer même si vous le faites avec de l'eau !
-Buvez un verre chaque fois que Tara est décrite.
Deux si on décrit aussi sa tenue.
Trois si la tenue en question est pourpre et or.
Prenez une gorgée dès qu'on appelle Tara par son prénom et son nom de famille.
Buvez un verre chaque fois qu'un personnage remarque à quel point Tara est belle/intelligente/fascinante/impressionnante/etc.
Buvez un verre si la narration mentionne qu'un personnage n'aime pas Tara.
Deux s'il la respecte quand même.
Trois si le personnage est un méchant.
Buvez une gorgée chaque fois que Tara appelle son pouvoir.
Deux si on mentionne ses mains qui s'illuminent de bleu.
Un verre si elle perd le contrôle de sa magie.
Deux si elle utilise la pierre vivante.
Trois si elle fait une grosse démonstration de son pouvoir.
Et quatre si elle décolle, ses yeux deviennent enti
Never forget the happinessNever forget the happiness12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Shonna, never forget the small stuff...that is all that matters in life...
It is those little things that often go unnoticed or are unappreciated, that really make a difference in life.
The key though, is making sure to realize when life is happening around you and how to be happy while living it...
Always make sure to notice how some sidewalks sparkle, as if they are embedded with goldflakes kissing your feet as you walk by. This always makes you smile.
Slow down and enjoy the rays of sun as they break through storm clouds...if you stop long enough you may just feel the angels that have desecended with the rays, as they kiss your cheeks.
When you find yourself being sad go for a trip, in your mind, to the edge of the ice. See yourself sliding in the toe warmers, lacing up the skates, shakily standing in the grass before stepping on the ice as it sings to you with cracks and pops to bear your weight. Remember the contentment and happiness that seeps through to your core as you glide so
Ayu's Gain, Ch. 3Chapter 3Ayu's Gain, Ch. 37 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ayu awoke two hours later. She groggily sat up in her bed; the extreme feeling of pain in her stomach had subsided and she felt that she could move again. She stood up and slowly walked over to her closet, looking at herself in the full-body mirror.
Its amazing what difference one big day of eating can make. Her once slightly concave stomach stuck out much farther than it did that morning. Her breasts also experienced the effects; they now had a certain roundness to them that had never been there before. Her hips jutted out the farthest, giving off a hint of newly forming love handles. A small layer of pudge covered over her other once athlete-like body parts: arms, legs, cheeks. Now normal teenage girls wouldnt like this, but Ayu didnt care she almost did like it.
She heard a small murmuring coming from the downstairs TV. Huh, she thought to herself,
Ayu's Gain, Ch. 6Chapter 6Ayu's Gain, Ch. 67 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A heavenly smell drifted into Ayus nostrils, waking her from her sleep. She blinked her eyes repeatedly, trying to get the tiredness out of them. She looked around the living room, at the empty sleeping bag next to hers, and then at the clock hanging on the wall: 7:22. Kazumis up? she thought. This early? And making breakfast?
The previous night had definitely been a strange one. But after the weird stuffing, the night seemed to normal out. After they finished watching the movie, they continued talking. Nothing special; just idle chit-chat and gossip. The two stuffed girls stopped eating for the night, though. They just didnt seem to be able to choke down any more food; even Kazumi, who Ayu thought had a cast-iron stomach, refused to eat anything else. She also didnt try to get Ayu to eat anything, which was very much appreciated. Eve
The Fat Game of Goddesses 1In a pocket of space that was neither here or there, located directly in between the realms of space and time, there existed a tiny, remote world.The Fat Game of Goddesses 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was a world that defied logic, structured entirely out of thick, white clouds. These clouds were much, much denser than the clouds of Earth, allowing the inhabitants of the planet to walk across without danger. Its only natural source of light was a tiny, light-blue star that hovered far off in the distance. Horizontally, the planet ran only 2,000 miles around, making it much more compact than larger planets such as Earth. There were buildings located few and far between. Corn, tomatoes, oranges, apples and other food of such nature somehow grew out of the clouds in vast rows. There was no plausible way for such a planet to even exist, yet it did.
Only a few hundred human-like beings lived on this fluffy rock, but they were strictly female, and every one of them shared a very similar trait: they were all incredibly obese.
"Ho hum, I'm so
For Cry[ This is written for Cry aka ChaoticMonki on Youtube, by his request during a multiplayer livestream of hilarious win. I said in chat that I was forgoing writing yaoifics to watch the stream and the rest is history. I could not stop at one... so there are two fics, one that is a bit cliché and has Cry as the uke (aka the submissive one) and then my personal favorite, one in which he is the seme (the dominant one). Russel can be found over thisaway and, like the true gentleman he is, provided the necessary other half for a right good pairing. I hope the following entertains or at least amuses. All typos, destruction of grammar, plot inconsistencies, etc., are entirely my fault. Use only as directed. Member FDIC. ]For Cry4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Story The First: Hangover Cure
Cry woke to the smell of alcohol, both lingering on warm breath at his ear as well as growing stale on air brightening with morning light. The twent
Ayu's Gain, Ch. 1WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS WEIGHT GAIN, EXPANSION, FAT GIRLS, AND YURI, AS WILL ANY OTHER CHAPTER UNDER THE NAME OF AYU'S GAIN. IF ANY OF THESE ASPECTS DO NOT APPEAL TO YOU, YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS, OR ANY OTHER CHAPTER. BUT IF YOU DO READ IT, PLEASE DO NOT FEEL THE NEED TO LEAVE COMMENTS DISCOURAGING THOSE TO WHOM THIS DOES APPEAL. HAVE A NICE DAY.Ayu's Gain, Ch. 17 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Stupid homework! 16-year old Ayu Nishihara yelled as she threw her notebook against the wall of her room. Why do we need this stuff?! When am I ever going to need to find the square root of fractions?! I need a break!
She walked out of her room in a huff, with steam practically coming out of her ears. She got downstairs to the kitchen and grabbed a chocolate bar, munching on it angrily as she flopped down on the couch and flipped through the TV, not really paying attention to
Short WG Fan Fiction 1In the village of Kumogakure...Short WG Fan Fiction 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Omoi's eyes lit up with unprecedented glee as he surveyed the impressive assortment of lollipops that were presented before him. Almost every flavor imaginable was there for the taking. He was always a frequent visitor of the village's local candy shop, but this was the first time the store had received such a large shipment of delicate suckers for sale. However, he couldn't simply just decide what to buy off the top of his head.
"So, you're really serious? I can buy whatever ones I want at the usual price?" Omoi asked, cautious enough that he would actually consider the possibility that this is just a cruel prank on his behalf. That little voice in the back of his mind was always doubting the situation.
"Of course!" replied the mustachioed store owner with a wide grin, "Our store greatly appreciates doing business with you, Omoi-san, so we brought out this set just for your eyes only! Most of these flavors won't even be out on the market for another mon
Ayu's Gain, Ch. 8Chapter 8Ayu's Gain, Ch. 87 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At the Mall, pt. 2
The two girls walked through the mall with shopping bags full of clothes in their hands.
Man, I cant believe how expensive these clothes are, Kazumi complained, looking at the receipt.
Oh, Its not that bad, Ayu said.
Thats easy for you to say! Your moms got you covered. I have to pay for my own stuff.
Quit complaining. You knew how much they were when you bought them.
Ayu shook her head. While doing so, she bumped into a tall, fast-moving businessman in a black suit. Excuse me, she said, to which she got a loud grunt in response.
Kazumi scoffed. Nice one.
You know, I just noticed how crowded this place is, Ayu said, taking a look around the mall. I mean look at all these people!
All around, people pushed and shoved and bumped into one an