Grief: A Mass Effect OneshotThe emptiness was threatening to overwhelm her, and Hanna Shepard had to face away from the team as she stripped off her armor so they wouldn't see the tears forming in her eyes. Fortunately, everyone was suitably quiet, even Tali who usually bantered good-naturedly with Wrex after each away mission.Grief: A Mass Effect Oneshot5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But this hadn't been just any away mission. They had lost someone...someone who until now Shepard had hardly thought twice about. Lieutenant Alenko. Kaidan Alenko. Kaidan.
Why? Why was she now so...it wasn't as if she hadn't cared about the team before, but she had hardly given much thought and care to each individual's beliefs and tastes. Yes, she had secured Wrex's family armor and hunted down Vakarian's fugitive doctor, but she'd brushed off Alenko's rough past and romantic advances, and Williams' family problems, and the importance of Nar' Rayya's pilgrimage. And she couldn't even bear to think about the injustices she'd done to Dr. T'soni. Oh God. Why did she have to grow a conscience
Popular BullyFlashback: It was freshman year and Tina Robbins was sitting in her algebra class thinking: “How can I be popular?” She knew she had the brains, the looks, and the clothes, but what else. She knew if she was going to be popular she needed a title. Her sister was a popular cheerleader, and then comes her brother who was a popular football player. She knew she needed to make a name for herself.Popular Bully2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Tina!” said Mrs. Sullivan, who was in her late twenties or early thirties and the substitute for today because rumor has it the regular teacher, Mr. Fields, was dumped by his girlfriend of three years and needed a personal day. “Yes?” Tina answered. “Would you like to tell me the answer to the problem on the board?” “You’re the teacher why don’t you tell me.”, remarked Tina in a snotty attitude. Just then she realized that would be a good way to be popular, bully your way to the top. “How about you get your head out of
Project Profile_003: UltimeciaProject Profile_003: Ultimecia7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Project Profile_003: Ultimecia
Images of Ultimecia:
"Ultimecia", "Sorceress Ultimecia", "Artemisia", "Artemicia", "Artemisa".
Sometime between Nov. 23 and Dec. 21, some 11 generations after the game's end.
Ultimecia's bangs are center-parted, raise slightly (about two inches), and then flow down, extending to about halfway down her thighs. The remainder of her hair is elevated in an odd fashion. Two cups protruding in either direction on top of her head hold he
Grey Silhouettes Part 2Grey Silhouettes Part 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My eyes creep open as the sleeping visor is pulled away. I stare around the silent wall section I have been allotted, and then down into the abyss below me. The harness keeps me held comfortably, but tightly to the wall. I smile a faint smile. Today is the day I get to see the outside world for the first time since my "enhancements." I wonder how much has changed. Before I can wonder any more, a scanner suddenly lifts into view. Its one of those new ones, all brown and compact. It shines an unnecessary light into my still tender eyes, so I swat the machine away. It almost immediately returns, making an almost un-amused beeping noise, and takes my picture with its onboard camera, before hovering to another destination.
For a while, I hang there, motionless, letting my arms and legs dangle into the pit below me. The harness finally shakes, and then lifts up and forward. I stretch and reach for the handrail as the huge industrial claw grapples the top of th
Survey - Saunders and TerranceSurvey - Saunders and Terrance4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Character Survey - with Saunders and Terrance
Part One: The Violent/Sadistic/Angry Side
1. Does your character have temper problems?
Saunders: No, I don't think I do ^^
Terrance: He doesn't. And me neither Y'know, not temper problems, we're not even close to that..! But yeah, we get angry sometimes I guess. Everyone does, right?
2. Has your character ever beat someone to the pulp?
Saunders: never. I don't think I've ever been into a real fight.
Terrance: I despise violence.
3. Does your character get angry over stupid situations?
Saunders: no, I hardly get angry. I just get...down, kinda blue y'know.
Terrance: I can get angry over stupid things, yeah. Me and Greggy have argued quite some times over silly things, and it's mostly my fault actually. I don't get mad, just a little angry.
*looks at Saunders* Don't you ever get angry at Sam?
Saunders: Well, yeah sure. But I never yell at him or threaten him or anything. Sam is such a smart little dude; h
Wedgie HellTuesdayWedgie Hell2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For a lot of people, high school was not a place you wanted to be. Homework, test, bullies, none of these things exactly screamed fun. But for Cassandra Murphy, there was nowhere she would rather be than high school. Back at Opal City High, she was queen. Long blonde hair, gorgeous green eyes, the athletic build that comes with being the captain of the volleyball team and head cheerleader, nice b-cup breast and a perky little ass, she was the envy of women and was admired by the men. Through her charm and bullying, Cassandra quickly became the most popular girl in school. Cassandra and her inner circle ruled over Opal High for three years, but now that was all over. Now they were in university.
Cassandra was worried. She was sure she would be high on the social ladder, at least half of her school was going to NYU. And with time, she would definitely get back on the top. But this was a new setting. New people, new rules. anything could happen.
She walked through the doors on the
The Interactive Remote 1 [EUF]This was time to relax. After a hard day at work, Sandra was quite happy to come back home. She had been working as a clerk in a small clothing store for six months, but it was enough to already get bored. It was hard to keep looking smiling and welcoming when your customers were used to be groups of bratty teen girls or snooty female who didn’t give a damn about your pieces of advice. Or maybe was it jealousy ? Sandra was a tall girl, with long straight blonde hair, always put in a ponytail, thin : a legacy of her scandinavian roots. She had the opportunity to wear the clothes of the store for free, which was another good point. And having fun of the customers while criticizing and laughing at them with her coworkers.The Interactive Remote 1 [EUF]3 months ago in Comedy More Like This
However, she always ended working late, and the only thing she wanted to do was to relax instead of going out. She was so tired that she prefered to stay at home watching tv than to go out with some friends. Her routine was always the same : she locked her door, st
Jolly Green Aina!Jolly Green Aina!2 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"OH MY GOD IT'S HERE!!"
"ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!"
...oh. Yeah, I guess it is that time of year again, isn't it?
"It's the best time of year! Everyone goes out and wears green all day long!"
And you get pinched if you don't, from my understanding.
"Oh, that's not the only thing that's great about the holiday."
What, you mean like all the drinking?
"No, not JUST the drinking!"
...you get to live out your fantasy of being a leprechaun?
"I'm not a leprechaun."
I'm just saying.
I'm kidding! So what else is there to St. Patrick's Day?
"All the green food of course!"
"I'm just saying - there's gonna be a lot more green later, if ya know what I mean~"
character profile blank sheet CHARACTER PROFILE FOR:character profile blank sheet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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OC Bio and Profile TemplateOriginal Character Bio/Profile TemplateOC Bio and Profile Template4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
character profile template.Character Descriptioncharacter profile template.6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Stripped by friends The second half of My senior year I took PE again because I had extra space on my schedule & I figured I could work out or ditch without getting hassled for not turning in assignments. The freshman class in each period always had something organized to do & the other two classes were mixed grades that had to run a lap before getting to do whatever they chose. On occasions the two coaches with mixed grades wouldn't open the weight room & instead would hold a game of some sort that was optional.Stripped by friends2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
One day the coaches held a game of flag football so I sat on the side of the weight room when I heard some girls laughing behind it. I walked over pretending I was going to the water fountain and I saw some of the sophomore & junior Latinas. One of the girls had her arm wrapped around another girls neck but for some reason the girl wasn't struggling. When they saw me they asked me if I knew how to choke someone out because they heard it was like getting high. I told them one way I k
TantalogSTITCH TRANSLATIONS!Tantalog5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Tanglog === English
(=?= means probably)
ah-chooga moopa ===everyone out!
aka boocha ===let me out
Aka-choota ===gotta go
akootah ===gotta go
aka tiki baba ===there it is / its here/ its there (etc)
booji-boo ===loved one
bliznak ==oop (also used as the "S" word)
Carabba snabba ===uh oh
Chabata =?= Come and catch me!
detaka==die / begone
Dinko te fabba=== you are fat
el ki-yo-tay=== good idea
emba-chuta ===you said it
feeboogo ===bring it on
gaba ika tasoopa? ===What's the big deal?
Goobaja ===let's go
Heegata no Fee-Bee===dont give up/you can do it(motivational)
ika-patooki ===but head/ stupid head
isa ===is/am/are (to be)
itume=?="to leave" or "to escape"
Jinjibah=?=this one(selecting somthing)
Kanjijibe. Ziz-ziz=== the act of messing with
Tips for how to be a freedom fighterThe most important thing you can do is to keep your spirit alive. If the will to survive goes, then you've already lost. Find ways to keep morale alive. No matter how bad the situation is, don't panic. Instead ask yourself what your options are. And don't forget to celebrate EVERY victory. But don't ride on one accomplishment for too long.Tips for how to be a freedom fighter2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Be sure to fight YOUR fight, not THEIR fight. If you fight THEIR fight, using tactics that THEY have mastered, you will lose. Instead fight YOUR fight, using tactics YOU have mastered. This would require a great understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. This may be a difficult and lengthy process, like learning to ride a bike and you're going to get hurt. But once you discover your strengths, stick to them. Also add a little variety and unpredictability to your strategy.
Operate independently or in small groups, and yet have all these groups work together. Don't get me wrong, there is strength in numbers. But concentrating too much power at the
Aatu and the Wolf (Original Myth)There was a man named Aatu. He was a hunter of supreme skill. He hunted every creature, small and large. However, there was one he never caught, the wolf. The wolf was Faun, the God of creatures', favorite brother who was given by the All-Creator, protected by Xai, and aided by Mah-vet. The night goddess Ilta, also loved her little brother and gave him the moon. He was cherished and protected.Aatu and the Wolf (Original Myth)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Now, in the time of the gods it was a sin to hunt the wolf. It was a fellow hunter, and it was entitled to respect and considered almost equal to mankind. Now Aatu, a prideful man, was determined to hunt trap and kill every animal. He was jealous of the hunter-beast. So he made a quiver of arrows laced with poison and set out on a winter night to kill him.
First, Aatu killed a deer and left it in the open. Then, he waited in a tree and for the beast to take his fill. The wolf, confident and hungry, appeared promptly at the carcass's side. He began eating unaware. Drawing his
Last Line of Defense Chapter 2*When most of the initial confusion died down, the government dispatched several squads of the Emergency Response Security Association, ERSA, to the science facility to investigate a distress beacon. When ERSA arrived at the compound, almost nothing was left. It seemed as though an explosion had gone off inside the building, leaving most of the outer rooms intact. At what was left of the facility, scouts had managed to find the last words of one of the scientists in an audio diary. It stated that the facility was attacked by an unknown hostile force.Last Line of Defense Chapter 23 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"We are under attack from an alien lifeform! They look like they have an exoskeletal suit covering their bodies so actual identification is impossible! We--ngh- We- can't hold them off! Our weapons are ineffecti- *static from explosion* -or! We are initiating the self-destruct sequ- *screams of security forces and gunfire* -o prevent capture of the facility. But we are sure of one thing-!
-They are after the crystal-- *static*!"
InsanityShould I keep fighting?Insanity1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or is it better
If I just let it go?
I'm not sure anymore
I can't take it anymore
The voices are driving me crazy
Maybe I should stop fighting
And let insanity take over
Maybe that way
Life will have a meaning
I can find happiness
Silly Little CandleThere, the candle is litSilly Little Candle4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A small flame in a darkened room
Fighting against the dusk
Of tomorrow obscurity's bloom
So minuscule, I see you
Powerless, more or less
What can you do little one?
Of that light that will soon soon
Finish its tune.
Don't be afraid, my dear
Everything is suddenly clear
So worried you are, I'll be back for you
Your flame is still bright, so is the darkness surrounding you.
It won't struggle against the time. The clock stops spinning
So lonely goes the solemn tear
I fear my light will soon soon.
Long nights, silenced dear one
Awaiting the return of one thee
Cold? How's the weather? ''Can you see clearly in the dim?''
Perhaps I could see, if only you'd let me
Am I still sane?
Can I wait for you further as my flame burns out?
Or perhaps was I meant to only be your light?
Your warmth, your way, but will you keep me?
There's only a certain amount of time that a candle can be lit
Whether it is me, little as I am, who you wa
HoudiniMy brother killed a cat today. There was a famous Chinese general who once said that you would truly discover a man through his torture. I have come to disagree. When are we more exposed than when we are in sorrow, ridden by guilt?Houdini5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
My brother killed a cat today. It was a little cat, a black one named Houdini with long fluffy hair and a sweet face. I'd heard of Houdini before when his owner pinned a note to our door when we were out asking if we would like to take him in. She had mistaken us for our neighbor, who has eleven cats. Her name was Holly and she sounded like she was between jobs.
My brother killed a cat today. It was a little cat, a black one named Houdini with long fluffy hair and a sweet face. He hit it with his car. It's a white 1997 Toyota, an Avalon. Our grandparents gave it to us in mint condition (practically), despite over 100,000 miles on the odometer. He put a NASA sticker on it and a sticker that says, "+5 Car of Driving." Before my brother got it, my dad had it fo
A ConfessionI am gay.A Confession8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am a girl who likes girls.
You have no idea what that took,
How my hands shook
Over my laptop keys.
Don’t hate me.
Will I lose friends?
Well that depends,
On what kind of people
Not my fault.
Or is it?
I just don’t know
I’ve been with boys
And I’ve got with girls,
And it’s feminine fingers
That I prefer
My blonde curls.
I know, I know
This poem sucks
But this isn’t about
It’s about me
In the only way
I know how
What I am.
I am a lesbian.
How My Business WorksHow My Business Works3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My business works because it's actually not a business. And by this I mean I hardly make any money with my pictures. For me photography is not a way to make money but to invest money, and I work several other jobs to be able to pay for my art. I'm a tour guide on waste to energy plants and wastewater treatment facilities, I'm a concierge at the house I'm living, I work as a Photoshop instructor and on weekends I take care of the library of the University.
Sometimes people say to me: I can hardly believe you're not making money with your photos because they are better than the work of many professional photographers.
Of course it's flattering when somebody says something like that even if I don't always agree. But here's the thing: the very reason why I'm able to work on this level is because I don't have to make money with my pictures. If you're a photographer who wants to make a living out of it you are forced to do things differently. You have to focus on what your customers like and
...27... She wore barbed wire necklaces so that every time she laughed, it hurt....27...6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Little Freckles Frankie was the first to make her laugh so hard she bled. He was ten, she was eleven. I dont think he has found anything funny since. It was too bad really, baby blue eyes tend to twinkle when they laugh.
I caught her counting the scars in the bathroom mirror once. They were soft puckers of white against sun tanned copper, they would have been morbid, if they werent so beautiful. There were 27. I met the reflection of her blatant blue eyes with my broken brown, and she said,
Dark Secrets Table1% Homunculus. You were not born but grown in an alchemist’s lab and lovingly raised as her child. Your features are slightly irregular or distorted, giving you an odd look and -2 to Charisma. You also absorb magic and subtract -1 per die from all magical damage, but you can never cast arcane spells and must make a Fortune save on 3D6 to use any magic item. Failure means you absorb 2D4 charges (exploding), ruin one-use items, and make permanent ones inert for the same duration in rounds.Dark Secrets Table1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2% Berserker! If angered or fighting you must make a Wisdom save on 3D6 or go berserk for 4 rounds plus your Constitution modifier, resting for double that. Add 3 to Strength and Constitution and double movement, but -4 to Intelligence. You cannot do anything that requires reason, and keep fighting any enemies in sight until you make a Wisdom save on 3D6.
3-4% You betrayed a baron to his enemies for money and then framed a knight for his own lord’s death. The knight was hung while you escap