Linchpin: Chapter TwentyLinchpin: Chapter Twenty3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter Twenty: Quills
METROPOLIS (DAILY PLANET) – At 1:34am local time, (9:34am GMT), Gotham City, New Jersey, was reminded of the Fault Line beneath its city. A huge earthquake, which measured 8.4 on the Richter scale, lasted 84 seconds and has killed more than 200 people.
With more than 100,000 injured and missing, and early estimates placing the damage at nearly $450 Million, the death toll is expected to rise as rescuers continue to pull bodies from collapsed buildings.
Gotham City Emergency Services are already stretched to the limit, and volunteers from other cities are finding entrance into the disaster area near impossible. The quake has resulted in the shutdown of both power plants, closing the airport which is otherwise undamaged. Due to the severe damage to hospitals and clinics, doctors are having to perform surgery in the open air.
The area's worst hit is reported to have been the neighborhood locally known as Crime
They're All Gone... (AWJTK Smurf fanfic)Vanity and Hefty were taking their daily walk at the forest suburbs.They're All Gone... (AWJTK Smurf fanfic)6 months ago in Drama More Like This
They were keeping their relationship in secret. Mostly because of Papa Smurf who still though of them as of little babies. Hefty was an adult for quite a time already. As for Vanity, he reached his adulthood, too, a few months ago.
Only Grouchy really knew about it, as he found out about them by pure accident, but he'd never tell anyone, like always. Even though he was the grumpiest creature in the entire forest, he could be trusted unlike many others.
Being always the smallest and the weakest one and more, a hermaphrodite, Vanity was glad having Hefty by his side. At least he was feeling perfectly safe with him.
Thinking that, Vanity looked up at Hefty with his eyes, bright and blue like ice.
For a long moment of silence, Vanity and Hefty stood their grounds, just looking at eachother.
Hefty contemplated Vanity's slim, beautiful body, from head to toes - smooth skin, feminine, hips, delicate arms and c
If I Were a Poet IIf I Were a Poet3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
If I were a poet
I would compose beautiful line
breaks and elegant stanzas.
Similes would be scantily scattered
with alliteration like
stars against a sunset sky.
My tone would be of reason
rather than innocence.
I would refuse to analyze
the meaning of death in literature.
Fortune cookies would be my mantra
and life would be a wiggle
instead of a struggle.
I would pray five times a day
to my journal
most benevolent, ever-merciful.
My poems would not be of peace
or them here Amur'cans.
My form would be indifferent
and probably never earn me awards
or acceptance to grad school.
Fondness of (parentheses)
may get me compared to e.e. cummings
or completely dismissed
if I were a poet.
Leo's Fear My spirit has been broken into a thouands of peices. I am no longer the warrior that I thought I was. There were too many for me to handle. But that is not the reason why I am broken. I let down my family. They needed me and I couldn't help at all. I let my fear take over me. I couldn't control it. The Foot Ninjas were everywhere. I was trap and couldn't break free.Leo's Fear3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I have always known that there was something out there bothering me. Every since we defeated the Shredder from before, something was telling me that it wasn't the end. I wanted to take my morning exercies like always. The guys, our Sensei, and I have been hiding out at Apirl's place since the Foot are looking for us down in the sewers. We were force out of our home and now living at Apirl's place into hiding.
The last thing I remember, was fighting against the Shredder's league ninja's. Not to mention Hun and the other Foot. I was running away from them. I didn't want to admit it but I wa
Plague: Croc FanaticPlague: Croc Fanatic4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Inside the sewers of Gotham City.
A young woman in a straight jacket casually walked through the darkness and stench of the sewage water.
"I've never thought of banging with my love in a filthy place like this but thank God I'm open minded," she told herself as she noticed her left eye twitching wildly. "Heheeehee I must be getting close", she cheered with lustful joy.
A few miles further away in his underground lair.
Killer Croc and his three henchmen (Butch, Vic, and Freddy) finished unloading the bags of money they had stolen from the Downtown Gotham Bank.
Killer Croc grinned at the countless amounts of bills they took then sighed in slight displeasure afterwards.
"Boys. Catch some shut eye cuz we're going afta' the big fish tonight," Killer Croc said throwing a bucket of fish guts at his two pet crocodiles.
"What you talking about, Boss?," Butch ,the muscular one of the three henchmen, asked slightly confused. "Wasn't this enough?"
"It'll be enough afta' we pull a heist on ol' Rich
Family Matters - A Linchpin InterludeFamily Matters - A Linchpin Interlude2 years ago in Drama More Like This
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I've been sitting on this one for a while. I didn't know if I liked it when I first wrote it and then I kind of forgot about it. However, my new poll has reminded me that many of you want to see more in the Linchpin verse, so I dug this out and cleaned it up a bit. It's nothing but pure fluff – which is why I think I'm so iffy about it. There is no Robin Torture at all in it! Seriously!
DISCLAIMER: I've said it many times, but I'll say it again because I don't want to be sued: They're not mine! (Please don't sue me!)
FAMILY MATTERS (A Linchpin Interlude)
April 09, 09:15 EDT
The rain was falling lightly, tapping the large skylight with a pitter-patter that was accompanied by the heavy base of Foster the People. Jason tucked in the end of the towel he had wrapped around his waist and wiped the fog from the bathroom mirror. Runn
Linchpin: Chapter TwelveLinchpin: Chapter Twelve4 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER TWELVE: Eureka
Artemis sat on the counter of the island in the Cave's kitchen. After their disastrous performance in Metropolis, Green Arrow had ordered them back to Mount Justice. So the blonde sat there, staring at the back of Superboy's head while he sat on the sofa staring at the black screen of the television. Megan was somewhere behind her, puttering around the kitchen but not actually doing anything. The emotions that hung in the air were too much for the young telepath.
The three of them were all that was left of the team.
Black Canary had been concussed, a serious injury despite the simplicity of it. As she had not yet fully recovered from her injuries during the battle with Amazo, she didn't come back to the Cave with the young team. She had taken a leave of absence, temporarily removing herself from training duties until she felt comfortable doing so.
Aqualad was out for the count. Sportsmaster had done a real number on their leade
Chapter 16Chapter 162 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 16: Visits
Gumball growled, his shoulder was throbbing, and his side was too. Both places he had gotten shot at, Someone, get call 911! Fast! He heard Mr. Smalls voice shout as he left to run down the hall.
Students such as Banana Joe, Idaho, Tina, Carrie, Molly, and Masami made their way into the room, gasping when they saw the two bloody and bruised boys. A loud thudding was filling Gumballs ears, he didnt feel like he was dying, but, who new? The last thing he heard from Darwin was: Dont leave me again Gumball, stay with us. Stay with me, please! Before he blacked out.
Darwin looked over at Tobias, who was recovering from blacking out. He closed his eyes tightly and leaned down to hug his Gumball tightly. He heard the commotion of the teachers and students running around, all forgetting about the waking up and groaning Tobias. His green eyes flashed over t
The Lonely One Chapter 3 Crona Fan FicThe Lonely One Chapter 3The Lonely One Chapter 3 Crona Fan Fic3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Crona was falling through the air, getting closer to the ground with every second. Kid stared as she fell. He suddenly snapped and realized he was doing nothing. He quikly started to fly down, trying to keep up with the screaming Crona.
She was a few feet from the ground when Kid flew under her and caught her. She hit his arms hard, but Kid was strong for his size, so he caught her easily. He caught her like a princess, her back resting on one arm and her legs on the other. Kid slowly hovered down and touched back down lightly.
Kid lowered Crona carefully to the ground. She then sank to her knees and started to cry again. "I-I'm sorry!" Kid hung his head, ready to be hit or something. Instead, Crona flung her arms around him and cried more. Kid looked suprised. He blushed and hugged Crona back.
"No, it's my fault, I'm sorry. I'm so so sorry." Crona weeped. "No, it's fine really. I was just
Hetaliaxreader The new Island Italy's endingHetaliaxreader The new Island Italy's ending1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hetaliaxreader The new Island Italy's ending
You looked into Italy's eyes and said "Would you have the honour to sign?" You decided to chose Italy. Both of your personalities was very similar and he seemed to be one of the nicest. Everyone was surprised, Italy smiled brighter than the sun.
"Of course bella!" He cheered, you gave him the contract so he could sign it. Then he passed it to Germany.
"Very well, from now on (Island name) is an italian territory" Germany said
"Dude that is like totally unfair!" America whined
"Ohonohon congratulations mon ami, take care of her" France patted Italy's shoulder
"Of course big brother" Italy said
After that it was time for the world conference where you were presented as the new island. Everyone was shocked by the news and couldn't stop look at you as if you were from another planet.
Now that you are italian territory ment that you will live with Italy. You two went to the capital, Rome, where he lived.
"Is it okay with you of we share my
One night on the roof...I retied my mask behind my head once I had dried off enough, making sure to hang up the guest towel before I left the bathroom. I was grateful that in the year 2105 showers seemed to still be in fashion. I'd have felt the biggest fool if I had needed to ask how to bathe. And heaven knows Raph and Mikey would probably keep rubbing it in my face if I had.One night on the roof...6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I made my way to the living room in a vain hope that the TV might actually be Mikey-free for once. It's not that I mind a B grade horror every now and then but with, to quote a 100 years worth of bad movies to catch up on I was really craving something that actually had a plot line. If a repeat of 'Plan 9' was on I was doomed though.
I entered the large living room to see the holographic screen flickering as usual, however I was surprised to see a documentary playing. Donny had done some configuring on whatever passes as cable in the future, blocking most of the informative channels. This was after a discussion regarding how
Chapter 1Chapter 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter one: Secret
Gumball walked into his and Darwins bedroom, thinking about who knows what with that boy. He had light teal-blue hair with fluffy cat ears that matched poking out, adding to the cat look he had the same color long cat tail. Bright blue eyes, pale skin, and was wearing a pair of jeans with a light brown turtle neck, which completed his look. Darwin was sitting on Gumballs bed, working on homework. He had orange hair (literally ORANGE), green eyes and light tan skin. Two fish fins poked out of either side of his head, along with a fish tail and if you saw him shirtless youd be able to see the gills on his sides allowing him to breathe under water. He was wearing a green T-Shirt, navy blue swim shorts, and no shoes at the moment.
Darwin looked up and saw Gumball, giving him a nervous grin, Hey Gumball.
Hi there Darwin, doing homework? Gumball replied flopping onto his stomach, next to Darwin.
Darwin flushed a l
CP: Pokemon Chimchar's EditionI recall the fun of playing Pokemon Platinum edition. I absolutely adored the storyline. Everything about the game called to me. But then came the day when I caught that Shinx... ever since then, everything changed...CP: Pokemon Chimchar's Edition4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was at least my twentieth time replaying Pokemon Platinum. Everytime I started it with a different Pokemon team. I liked variety. But this time... I was bound and determined to play through the game with a starter for once. I had managed a play through with a Torterra. I had once played through with an Empoleon and a Rotom. But Chimchar and its evolutions always got evaded. This time... I was using Chimchar.
Things had gone well at first. I started the game, picked Chimchar when it asked me my starter; so far so good. I had named my Chimchar Nini. I wasn't sure why. Nini was at level 10 when I first wandering into Route 202. "This time, I'm not gonna let some wild Pokemon distract me from training Chimchar." I reassured myself.
Wandering into the grass, a wild Pokemon
B. Want p.2Want part 2B. Want p.23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Scarecrow x Riddler Slash
All characters belong to DC comics.
It was a word he was more then familiar with. Want of attention, knowledge, acclamation, it drove his every choice and action, he was well aware of the fact. He didn't consider it a weakness, far from it. It was encouragement and excuse to play out his skills. Whether with word or invention, by achievement, or cheating, it didn't matter.
Edward Nygma got what he wanted.
The world was full of challenges to him and he was determined to take the prize one way or another. Still there was one trophy that alluded him, so far at least. Every time the Bat threw him into the hell hole where lesser idiots came to die he would be reminded. Across the mess hall or in the yards he would watch his target, one of the few bright spots of interest in the darkness. He had not failed to take his claim, no, opportunity had yet
CHAPTER 2CHAPTER 2CHAPTER 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mikey: HEY LEO
Leo : guess who I brought home?
Raph: I swear, if you brought karai here im gonna kill you
Leo: NO! its not karai!
Raph: oh yeah? Then who is it?
Mikey: HOLY SHELL! THAT CAT JUST TALKED
Nekio: yeah? So? You’re a utant turtle, and you talk
Mikey: well, yeah, but…..i see your point
Mikey: wazzup with your eye
Donnie: *pokes head outta labdoor* cyborg?
Nekio:, yes. I amcyborg
nekio. Yes. Im fascinating, ok, so why did you bring me here?
Leo: because. Its waay to dangerous for you out there!
nekioas doing fine on my own!
Leo: youknowwhat?!?! Im done! *stomps out of room*
Mikey: what. The. Heck?
Nekio: *leans into mikey* between u and me……………. I have a crush on him
Mikey: HAHA WHAT?!?!?! You have a crush on my big brother?
Me: *walks into lair* as long as you don’t have one on mikey
Mikey: oh, yeah. Hi marina
Me: hi mikey
Nekio: who is this?
Me: im mikeys g
Request: Soccer NetherlandsxReaderRequest: Soccer NetherlandsxReader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
~ Reader's POV ~
'Tiiiim~!' You called out cheery as you opened the door of your boyfriend's house. As always, it smelled like Dettol and tulips. But less Dettol than normal. You frowned, growing concerned. Then you heard sounds of a soccer(or as Tim likes to call it, "voetbal" what literally means "football")game in the living room. You opened the door to the just said room and the next sight was strange for your eyes. Or at least, at his house.
He was sprawled on his couch, his eyes staring intensely at the screen of his television, following the players and the ball on the green field. You saw a bag of crisps and a few beers next to him. An unlit cigarette hang between his lips. You rolled your eyes. Boys.
'Tim!' you called out again, trying to get his attention.
'Kom op, kom op...(Come on, come on...)' He hissed getting somewhat up from his position and taking the cigarette out of his
The Simple Life Chapter 5The Simple Life Chapter 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hooves ground into the dirt, tails flipped back and forth anxiously, the crowds around the starting line cheered as their friends and family members of the inhabitants of the small town of Ponyville took their positions on the starting line. With the Wonderbolt cadets partaking in the race there were considerably more racers than normal but Spitfire accommodated by placing her recruits in formation behind the regular entries, much to the chagrin of Lighting Dust and Fleetfoot.
As the racers all made final stretches and readied themselves, a grey earth pony in a black and white striped shirt with a whistle made his way to side of the of the starting line and addressed everyone.
“Welcome one and all to the Running of the Leaves, I want you all to remember to have fun out there and have a safe race! Now Racers, I’d like to call your attention to Ponyville’s own little supermodel who will signal the start of the race!”
Everypony's attention turned to the opposite si
Sonic and Rainbow Dash Adventure Chapter 14Sonic and Rainbow Dash Adventure Chapter 142 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Last Time, Our Heroes Were Facing off Against Trixie Lulamoon who used the Power of Sol Emerald for her worthy desires! The Battle was rough but with a Combo Move Performed by Twilight, Silver, and Marine & Blaze. Trixie Lulamoon was Defeated & Team Sol Won. Just Was Trixie Was About to Surrender the Sol Emerald. The Evil Dr. Eggman has snatched the powerful gem through his latest invention, the Egg Spider! He flees with the Emerald in his Possession as Team Sol cases him to get it back. Meanwhile, Team Chaos & the Bad Repudiators, Shadow & Gilda came back to Ponyville only to find out that Eggman Came in & trashed the Place & Took the Remaining Emeralds There. With Anger, Sonic & Dashie Decided to Head to Throttingham with the Rest of the crew to get the Emeralds Back! But later, After the Confrontation with the mad Doctor, Our Heroes were in over their heads When the Egg Spiders' Capabilities Were too powerful for them, Even Sonic & Rainbow Dash Weren'
The Lonely One Chapter 4 Crona Fan FicThe Lonely One Chapter 4The Lonely One Chapter 4 Crona Fan Fic3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Crona was sitting cross legged on the floor in Maka's room. Maka was pacing back and forth. "So your telling me you were with Kid yesterday?" Maka asked Crona. She nodded. "Why didn't you tell me? I was worried sick when I couldn't find you!" Maka yelled. "S-sorry." Crona frowned.
Maka sighed and dropped onto the ground. "No, it's just me. Sorry for yelling at you." Maka put her hand on her own forehead, as if calming herself down.
After Kid had said those words, they didn't speak for the rest of that day. They had both just carefully gotten back on the skate board and Kid had dropped Crona off at Maka's house. Too tired and shocked to explain where she had been, Crona had dropped into her bed and slept. The next moring Maka had questioned her.
"And what happened, may I ask?" Maka looked up. Crona blushed and looked to the side uncomfortably. "Well, um, he wanted me
The Lonely One Chapter 2 Crona Fan FicThe Lonely One Chapter 2The Lonely One Chapter 2 Crona Fan Fic3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
After school, Crona was outside the DWMA, trying to locate Maka. Crona was humming to herself quietly.
"Crona!" Hearing her name being called, she flinched. It wasn't even the voice that she had hoped to hear, for it was Kid, again. Crona hugged herslef. Kid was running twords Crona. He placed his hand on Crona's head. "Hey!" Crona looked up shakily. "H-hi?" Crona looked into his yellow eyes. Crona blushed hard.
"All right, anyways, do you remember what I said earler? About getting 8 seconds?" Kid smiled.
Crona's face was completely red and she was shakeing. Where was Maka? She didn't know how to deal with all of this attention. But still, she nodded, she remembered this morning, when he had held her hands. She closed her eyes, not wanting to look into his.
"Hey, so, what do you think about coming over to my plaace? You could tell me yo
Batfic: Riddle me this ProfessorBatfic: Riddle me this Professor3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Riddle me this Professor.
Riddler x Scarecrow
Jonathan Crane hadn't cared for much over his lifetime but he had always loved the subject of psychology. He adored everything about it, dissecting a man's mind without so much as a scalpel, poring over the volumes of bizarre behavior of hundreds upon hundreds of case studies, observing every little social choice and interaction as a road map to past horrors and future doubts. To think his career was dedicated to the most magnificent innovation in human history. He was paid to analyze it, expand its applications and teach others with the results. Oh he enjoyed the teaching, never had there been a time he was not only allowed but encourage to talk about his favorite subject in as much detail as he could manage.
It was the students he hated.
By god, he hated them. He hated the the ones who coasted by in the back rows, barely doing enough work to keep their athletic scholarships. He hated the ones up front who pandered to him,
Batman fic: HomophobiaHomophobiaBatman fic: Homophobia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ridder x Scarecrow Slash
I own no one, if I did the DC Universe would be a hell of a lot gayer. So its probably for the best.
The alarms began at exactly 2:13 am, a sound so common it was no more distracting then that of a distant police siren. Not a single inmate gave the blinking lights in the dark more then a glance or a fleeting thought of who had caused it.
Who it was fleeing from Arkham Asylum tonight?
The plan took almost a week to put together, casual seeming chatter over a chessboard. The guards had not picked up on the double meanings whispered under breath, and now they paid for it.
They screamed, at the top of their lungs, clutching and scratching at their clothes. They were being attacked, set aflame, crawled over, or at least that's what they thought. In truth they were only wriggling on the floor, fighting off their imaginary enemies.
"How long are you going to stare at them?" A mans voice broke through
WavesEver since the defeat of the Brotherhood of Evil, Beastboy had changed. He laughed and cracked corny jokes less. He was quiet and seemed to have lost his child-like spark. Everyone just assumed that the events with the Brotherhood caused him to finally grow up, but she knew better. She knew that his change had to do with the supposed return of a particular blonde traitor. It didn't matter whether or not it was really her, he believed that she returned and didn't remember him, and that broke his heart.Waves2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Raven couldn't stand this new Beastboy. She already had enough darkness within her, and Beastboy's jokes and immaturity distracted her from it. His change left her alone with her thoughts and darkness, and, as selfish as she sounded, she needed him back to keep herself from being consumed by her darkness. She missed him; his laugh; his corny, unfunny jokes. She even missed his nickname for her: Rae. His face, once full of life and happiness, was now devoid of all emotion. His face was not