APH: Harsh lessonsWhen dreams no longer offer rest and escape from a harsh world, they become nightmares, terrible reminders of a past we had thought that we left behind.APH: Harsh lessons3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And so the great and powerful Centurion finally defeated the great dragon and conquered the city. Women worshipped and men envied him, but for himself he only wanted the best, the king's beautiful daughter. And so began a new golden age in that once accursed city." Rome flashed a wide smile and rolled up the scroll. "Wasn't that a fantastic story? Battles, fights, monsters, wars and women!"
"Tell me more stories, Grandpa Rome!" Chibitalia asked. He could barely sit, so exciting the story had been.
"Come now, it's time for my favourite grandchild to go to bed!" Rome answered and stroked Chibitalia's hair. He covered the young child with a blanket and smiled. "Tomorrow is a new day and we can make art together again, like today. And you can watch as I win Germania in an arm wrestle!"
Chibitalia tried to protest, but already he fe
APH: Unity, Justice, FreedomIt is the year 1989. The place is Berlin. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The night is finally over for the two brothers. No more sorrow, no more loneliness.APH: Unity, Justice, Freedom3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Prussia East Germany stood in his brown-grey uniform in the cool breeze of November in front of a concrete wall, nervously watching the customs and guard points in front of him and the gate that stood behind them. He fiddled with his visor cap and looked over his shoulder at the masses of people who had gathered here, before the Berlin Wall. The world, or at least East Germany's world, was about to change: now one could freely cross through the Berlin Wall to west, to West Germany to Prussia's brother, Germany.
That Wall had stood between them for decades. But the German brothers had been separated even longer, ever since the Third Reich had fallen and part of Germany Prussia had been taken by Russia's Soviet forces. The ideological Cold War had come between the brothers to keep them apart
APH: The Beginning of the ReichGermany's President dies and a new era begins: an era of unparalled hate. A moment of transition before the storm.APH: The Beginning of the Reich3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The black, red and yellow of the German flag fluttered in the wind as the evening closed in. The proud flag of a proud, but embittered people and nation crowned the flagpole and stood there like a proclamation that even though the Great War had been lost over 16 years ago, Germany still stood. But now the flag had a much more somber duty: the President of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg, laid on his deathbed and soon the flag would be lowered to the middle of the pole.
Germany and his brother Prussia sat silently around a table in a small room, looking out of the window at the flag. Both of them had beer mugs in their hands, but neither of them was particularly happy. To lose one's leader was a terrible thing indeed. The President was, of course, an old man, but he was an old man who had served the Kaiser well through the entirety of the Great War and who had continued
APH: Dei Gratia Imperator Semper AugustusLife and death are forever linked and entwined together. Where one begins, the other ends.APH: Dei Gratia Imperator Semper Augustus2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
France was ill at ease, to say the least. He nervously pulled his uniform straighter and tried to assume a more commanding pose, perhaps hoping that it would assure him that his grim duty was a necessary one despite being more than loathsome to him. But his Emperor had given an order and there could be no other choice for France now. Oh, how the beautiful uniform of Grande Armée in blue and white felt so constraining, so heavy.
“Mon Empereur”, France had asked with a troubled voice. “Is zis really necessary? ‘e’s just a small boy, never grown to fullness of adulthood, always in ze background, always a second player to ze likes of Austria or Bohemia.”
“It is necessary”, Napoleon had answered sternly. “It must come to be. A small boy ‘e may be, but ‘e and ‘is little kingdoms ‘ave caused t
APH: Purple SleepGlory of Rome is gone, his Empire in the west has fallen. And now the end of the Eastern Empire draws near. The City of Constantinople still stands against the enemy, but the crescent moon will soon shine over it. The year of our Lord 1453 will see the downfall of the Byzantine Empire.APH: Purple Sleep2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A bitter wind blew through the great Imperial city, touching its many churches, palaces, houses and statues of emperors of old. Bitter it was, for it carried smoke, dust and ash with it from the fields of battle and from the Ottoman campfires outside the city walls. The wind was cold, but the demoralized populace did not feel its cold sting as much as they felt from where the wind was blowing. It came from the east, from the Ottoman Empire. It was bitter not because it was cold, not because the fumes it carried and not because its bite and sting; it was bitter because it was the herald of woes, the messenger of the Byzantine Empire’s final hours.
The Imperial palace stood proud and strong, s
APH: Death of InnocenceDreams burn away, honor and humanity are sacrificed. There can be no return once hate is allowed to take control of an entire nation. Death of innocence means the death of millions.APH: Death of Innocence3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Inside a great hall in Berlin's Reich Chancellery Prussia couldn't stop himself from congratulating himself and his brother, of course, and maybe even Austria and their allies. The Reich the German empire was at its largest with France, Poland, Greece, Northern Africa and even Ukraine, Belarus and Russian territories subjugated. It was a good time to be a German. Sure, Russia had pushed back the Wehrmacht's advance and stopped them from overrunning Moscow, but that could be dealt with. Germany would deal with it when he was ready. The iron eagle on the wall, its ever-vigilant and ever-watchful pose reminding everyone of the glory of the German nation, seemed to be just as pleased as Prussia himself, its beak proud, its pose glorious. Germany above all others,
APH: PrayerThe Aegean Sea is once again the sea of war. For centuries the tide has been set and fixed, waves throwing themselves against the west, the mighty Ottoman Empire ruling the Sea. But now the tide has turned. The cradle of Europe rises.APH: Prayer2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two men were standing on an ancient temple’s ruins on a distant isle far away in the blue Aegean Sea with the sun blazing over them. They were both armed and facing each other while a battle raged all around them as soldiers clashed, fought and died. Greece tightened his grip on his halberd and panted with exhaustion. He had fought for years now, his white clothing stained with dirt and ash and blood, his hair messy and dirty and his brow sweating. And the man who stood before him, clothed in red and white cloaks and robes and wearing a large turban, shadowing his masked face, was also struggling to keep himself up, gripping his sword with the ferocity of a wounded lion.
“End this madness now”, the Ottoman Empire said. “Now
APH: Free Son of the NorthTwo wars, very different from one another - but both wars involved Finland and Russia. Finland will not go quietly into night, for freedom runs deep in his veins.APH: Free Son of the North3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Finland and Sweden were retreating from Russian forces. It had been almost a year now, Finland thought, since Russia had made a deal with France and had attacked Sweden and Finland. And every time their armies had met, Swedish royal forces including Finnish troops had to retreat from the overwhelming Russian military.
"Sweden", Finland said quietly to the tall, silent man who walked in sullen and stubborn silence in his uniform of blue and gold, clearly harboring feelings of defeat and depression. "They are still following us." Finland glanced quickly behind and saw the Russian imperial army troopers advancing, intend to drive their enemies ever further.
"I know", Sweden replied. He was silent for a moment. "I'm s'rry, F'nland", he then said. "My king is not... well and h's gener'ls ar' g
Selena Gomez tickle tortured V,2!!(This is a re-write of the original story. And it will have better writing and much more ticklish content. Enjoy!)Selena Gomez tickle tortured V,2!!2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Selena Gomez was laying in the sofa on her hotel room, she was in a hotel waiting for the studio to call her over to star filming the movie she was staring in. The hotel room was a large suite, with a bathroom, a bedroom, and a living room. She was sitting in a love seat with her feet up, she was barefoot and had black toenail polish on, she was wearing black cloth short shorts, and a loose white tank top that was too short and showed her belly button. She had called for room service about four minutes ago, and she was getting sick of waiting. Finally she heard a knock a the door across the room, "Room service!" said a female voice. "The doors, unlocked bring it in!" said Selena. The young blonde hotel worker came in and place Selena's food on the table. The worker looked about 19 and she had a blonde ponytail, she was also wearing a hot
UMvC3 Moveset KaminaUMvC3 Moveset Kamina3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Moveset
Series: Gurren Lagann
Gender: Male (very much so)
Voice Actor: Kyle Hebert (way better then Japanese)
Health: 975,000 HP Points (avarage)
Assist Alpha: Yoko Call (Shot, Forward)
Assist Beta: Gurren Slash (Direct, Front)
Assist Gamma: Grit Teeth (Direct, up diagonal)
Energy projection: 1/9
Fighting Ability: 10/9 (only correct)
Description: Once a simple worker living beneath the surface forcibly he then met Simon who found the small Gunman he named Lagann and shot to the surface. Once there he wondered the surface defeating any beastman he finds and freeing the trapped people beneath the surface.
Theme Song: Sorriro Days [instrumental] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY_FRMkN07I )
Entrance: Kamina is wearing his cape he then throws it off and pulls it out of the sheath like he did against Viral, he then pushes his sunglasses up and they gleam in the light before he ente
Thundercats - What Was Lost - PreludeThundercats - What Was Lost - Prelude3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"GAH!" she gasped, jarred from her slumber. Breathless and afraid, the youngest Thunderkit looked about her in confusion, desperately trying to determine where it was that she was. " the woods " she murmured to herself.
It had been days since she and her brother had fled the city of Thundera after the sudden attack upon the great nation at the hands of the Mumm-Ra and his minions. It was a tragic day for her people, but also one of hope as it lead the pair into the company of the new Lord of the Thundercats and his crew. Never in her life had the young kitten dreamed she'd be sharing a campfire with the highest of the kingdom's citizens. It was quite a change from begging for money on the street and sleeping in an abandoned hovel of a home. Yet, here she was huddled next to her brother who slept soundly beside her with the other Thundercats spread out around a dying fire in the cool of night.
"Can't sleep?" a voice asked.
"Eh?" she exclaimed, realizing that she was not the on
Itsenaiselle SuomelleAjattele sotiaItsenaiselle Suomelle3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Ajattele maata jonka he saivat
kaikkea, mikä on mennyt
mikä on nyt
mikä on tuleva
ja kanne ne kaikki
ja kunnioita heitä,
jotka sen sinulle antoivat.
Burning Desire chapter 10Burning Desire chapter 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We got our drinks and I soon made my way over to the Uchiha I love
"Hey" I say walking over to him
"Hey, nice show" he smirks "I love the new song"
I place my drink down on the little table and as soon the drink was down Sasuke pulls me onto his lap
"Sasuke!" a bush covering my face
"What? All I want to do is hold you" he tells me still smirking
"Awww but I want more than a hug" I tell him making a cute voice and putting my arms round his neck, pulling him closer
"Hu, you bad boy" he says before he makes our lips meet
It started slow but soon got fast, his tongue soon in my month and dancing with mine. God
I do love him! When we were enjoying ourselves until...
"Nooooooo, Naruto-kun!!!!" some fan girls were shouting at us
We both didn't want to, but we broke the kiss and Sasuke didn't look happy at all
"Girls, why did you make us stop? I was enjoying myself" I ask in a cute voice, but not as cute as I did to Sasuke
"We're sorry, Naruto-kun. It's just that we love you!" they
You Decide!You Decide!2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The man known as Monkey D. Luffy raised his head to see his crew, desperately trying to break free from their 'crystal' cage. The bars shone with a silvery luster with a glint of rose pink. Although it appeared to be made of crystal, the element had been infused with something else to make it impossible to break; even Sanji and Zoro with their monstrous strength didn't even manage to make a little scratch, although the latter's katana had been confiscated and could only use half' of his strength.
"So you have come, Mugiwara no Luffy," A man spoke from the platform to the said pirate's right. A long cloak shielded his entire body from view, save his mouth which sported a wide smirk.
"Of course! I will never abandon my nakama!" Luffy shouted as he stareddown to the cloaked man. Said man just chuckled.
"Oh! Really? I wonder " he trailed off, watching the pirate above him with a critical eye.
Luffy was standing on one platform, which hungin the air by thick m
Persona - Chaos Butterfly 19.3Chapter 19: Back to School (Part three)Persona - Chaos Butterfly 19.32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Startled, Souji’s eyes shot open. He looked around and found himself lying on a bed. He soon recognized where he was– the school infirmary.
“Souji-san, you came to…” A soft male voice said. “Thank goodness…”
“Huh?” Souji looked to his side. “Naoki? How…”
“Minako-san pretty much crashed into me when she was heading here,” Naoki explained. “When she told me you had been hit by a soccer ball, I called the nurse, while Ichijo-senpai and Nagase-senpai helped Minato-san bring you here. The nurse said you got a nasty hit, but luckily, not bad enough to get a concussion.”
Tooth Fairy TroubleIt was 3:00 in the afternoon. Sophie, a 7 year old girl, and her mom walked to the playground. Sophie was wearing a pink, silky little belly shirt that exoposed her belly button completly. She also wore some rather tight little shorts and sandalls. Sudenly, she saw her best friend Clara, another 7 year old girl, who had some similar clothes, except her shirt was purple and didnt really show off her belly button (just some tumy skin). Both their mothers sat down on a bench to talk to each other while the two girls ran to hug each other. Sophie ran with her arms spread out, revealing more belly than what was alredy showing. Clara had her arms open too, now showing little bit of her belly button. They two hugged each other for about 5 seconds and said hello to each other.Tooth Fairy Trouble2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
While the girls were having a converstaion, Clara noticed Sophies belly button peeking out from the belly shirt, so she thought of a joke to make with it. "Hey, Sophie", she said. DId you get bigger?" Sophie looked confu
The Girl in Ikebukuro 16The Girl in Ikebukuro 163 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Not long after Kasuka left, you heard yet another knock at the door. After almost decking the famous actor in the face you decided it was best to not be overly cautious. You opened the door just a bit, wide enough so you could see who was at the door.
"Emi-nee!" You swing the door open and throw your arms around your beloved sister. Emiko, who is used to this kind of reaction for you so she smiles and holds you.
"What are you doing here? I thought you were in Shinjuku?" You say after you release her.
"I was, but I wanted to check on you and meet the family you're staying with. Don't want to be labeled as bad guardian now do I?" She giggled softly.
That was weird. The Emiko you knew was shy and anxious when she met new people. It made sense that she wanted to meet the "family" you were staying with but that giggle You brushed it off and smiled.
"Right! Come in!" Emiko looked around the living room as she sat on the couch.
"This is a very nice apartment, but a bit sma
Crona X Kid YAOICrona woke up to a slap on the side of the head. He jolted up in shock. "E-eh?!" He put his hand on his throbbing cheek tearing up. Ragnarok (Chibi) yelled at him, as always.Crona X Kid YAOI3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Crona! I'm thirsty! Go get me some orange juice!"
He crawled out of his bed feeling drowsy, still in pain. He was slowly dragging himself to check the time on the clock. He shot up wide awake.
"I-its seven! I'm g-gonna be late!" Crona cried, noticing the time. When he went to gobble up his food, he remembered Ragnarok's orange juice. Crona was rushing towards the fridge until he heard eight light tapings on the door.
"C-come in!" He yelled, thinking it was Maka. He opened the fridge, grabbed the orange juice and hastily turned around. Crona yelped and felt his fingers loose hold of the carton.
Ragnarok gave him a smack on head again calling him an imbecile.
His face turned a light red as he stared into the face of Death the Kid. His golden eyes were sparkling.
"H-hi Death the K-kid." He stut
The Quintessential Mary-SueMary-Sue had always felt like she was meant for something more.The Quintessential Mary-Sue4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Mary-Sue was indisputably the most beautiful woman in the world. 18 years of age, she was quite tall at 6'11. Her long neon-pink hair cascaded in waves over her broad powerful shoulders. When she stood, its curly volume would fall all the way to her feet; however, currently she was sitting at her large glass desk and was letting it pool out over the floor. Her hair never seemed to get dirty or fall out of place and she never bothered with it or cut it, and, of course, she was far too agile to let it trip her.
Her supremely strong, yet feminine, body was the envy of every man and woman in the world. She was perfectly proportioned. Her flawless porcelain skin looked soft to the touch, but was hard all over her body, every muscle taut and tight like a wound spring. Her only blemish was a birthmark in the shape of a heart over one eye, which only served to make her more interesting to look at. Her measurements were 38L-22-40 a
Sesshomaru Loves Rin_3Rin said not a single word to Jaken or even so much as a friendly gesture to Ah-Un when she reunited with them. She drifted toward them down the gravelled trail like an animated corpse with a lacklustre glaze in her usually twinkling eyes. Sluggishly she mounted Ah-Un, then sat cross-legged with her back to Jaken.Sesshomaru Loves Rin_35 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Jaken hesitantly turned his head to see the back of Rin's head, then asked gently, "Is something the matter, Rin?"
She shook her head, her glossy black hair thrashing lividly across her back.
Though unconvinced, Jaken faced forward and gave two quick tugs on Ah-Un's reins. Ah-Un reared his head as billows of gray clouds developed around his feet and levitated into the air. With one more tug, the two-headed dragon steed shot up into the sky.
Rin mindlessly watched as they soared over the mountain forest's canopy, not the least bit bothered by her hair lashing against her face. All she could think about was how life as she knew it was inevitably coming to an end.
"Rin, you must
Let's Talk factsLet's Talk FactsLet's Talk facts2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
by Charles Kunkle Jr. (aka fraterchaos)
In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown Conn. this past week, there's been a lot of stuff bandied about, and I have made no secret of my opinions about the subject. Personally, I fully favor a semi-automatic assault weapons ban, and a ban on high capacity magazines. I have met with a good deal of opposition on this, by people who make numerous claims and excuses and arguments that to me, simply don't wash.
One of the things we've been hearing a lot of, is the "arm the teachers" argument. In some ways, this almost sounds like it makes sense... if those teachers had had guns, they could have shot the shooter... and of course the people who suggest this always include the idea that the teachers must also be trained to use guns safely... as if that somehow excuses all the arguments against this idea. But allow me to explain why I find this argument less than persuasive.
I went to a very large high school. I believe we had over 2000 stu
Anodyne Vao - Dark Child of Tython Chapter 1Anodyne Vao - Dark Child of Tython Chapter 12 years ago in Settings More Like This
Two Weeks Ago: Hoth
Despite the best cold weather gear the Empire could afford, Lord Anodyne Vao was losing the battle to make her teeth stop chattering. Hoth on a nice day was one of the most inhospitable planets in the known galaxy, and this was not one of those days. It had been a hour since the engines of their speeders had seized, frozen solid from the cold. Even with the help of the force the cold and wind blown ice pellets had slowed their pace to that of a infants crawl. An hour, it had taken them to hike the half kilometer to their current location, of which was the shattered edge of a crater, overlooking the mostly intact wreckage of the Republic cruiser once known as “Utopia”.
The “Utopia” along with hundreds of over vessels had been lost in a battle between Sith and Republic forces some thirty years prior during what was now being called the Great Galactic War. Since that time, it had been a three way race between the Sith, Republic and pirates to sa
Part of the Team (Request)Part of the Team (Request)1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Terrance wasn't necessarily anti-social; he was just really shy. He didn't know what it was, but talking to girls wasn't his strong suit. He'd either stutter, get nervous, or make himself look stupid in general. Of course, he had girl friends, but talking to girls all together wasn't something he was interested in doing a lot. However, there was one girl Terrance had his eye on. A girl named of Eve. She was part of the school's cheerleader squad. They had only talked once, but Terrance actually kind of liked her more than enough to be 'just friends'. Sadly, given his current nature of talking to girls, it was going to be near impossible to be the boyfriend he want to be to her. So, he ended up following her around most of the time.
Terrance wasn't a creeper nor a stalker. He was constantly playing the conversation through his head, running through the lines like quicksilver through a crevice. Period after period, day after day, practice session after pr
Kisses EreMika“My first kiss eh?” Jean said at dinner one night after being asked if he’s ever kissed someone. “It was with a girl in my village named Aadi, we were sweethearts back then, now? Not so much. But man, I’ll never forget how great that kiss was… she had some smooth lips… heh, her face was also pretty smooth too… we were so close…” he smiled and glanced over at Mikasa, hopping she was jealous. “Hey! Eren!”Kisses EreMika1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Eren glanced up at Jean, “What do you want, Jean?”
“What was your first kiss like?”
“F-First kiss?” the tips Eren’s ears went red. He mumbled something before continuing to eat his food.
“Sorry, what was that? I couldn’t hear you.”
“I’ve never had a first kiss before…”
“I’ve never had a first kiss before!” he yelled.
Silence filled the dining hall before almost everyone burst into laughter.