6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Climax6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Climax6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Climax2 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 4 “Plot Points” – Section 9 “The Stand Up”
With Links to Supplementary Material
You've finally made it to the end of the story! Well... almost. But you have arrived at your story's final battle, the main confrontation, the showdown—the Climax. This is the point at which your plot comes to a close, and where your hero will either triumph or be destroyed by the Antagonistic Forces set against them. There is so much you can do we
The Bishop Train: PrologueThe Bishop TrainThe Bishop Train: Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I've never looked good in white. I know it's supposed to be like, the only color that looks good on everybody, that's what the Queen says, but, I don't know. I should stop complaining though. It's not like I could switch to a Black. How would you even do that? You wouldn't, that's how. You're born one or the other. It's been that way since The Castling. I mean, I wasn't there or whatever, but it's in the history books. In fact, it's pretty much all that's in the history books. Nothing much has happened since then, I guess.
Apparently there wasn't much of a transition period between PC (Pre-Castling) and CD (Checkered Days). Everything just sort of happened all at once. No riots, no revolutions. Everybody settled into the new world pretty happily.
Honestly, why wouldn't they? The CD is pretty nice. Living is comfortable and, well, simple. Especially simple. I guess that part isn't so great. Everyone else disagrees with me on
Death Battle Prelude: Aquaman vs. KratosDeath Battle Prelude: Aquaman vs. Kratos7 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Question: They're the greatest warriors of their cities, have indomitable wills, defied death, and have even bested gods in combat. Now, they turn their warrior spirits on each other.
Bella: Aquaman, the King of Atlantis...
Steel: And Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta!
Bella: I'm Bella, that's Steel, and he's The Question!
Question: And it's our job to analyze their weapons, armor, and skills to see who would win a DEATH BATTLE...
First Appearance: More Fun Comics #73
Alias: Arthur Curry
Weight: 325 lbs.
Occupation: King of Atlantis
Became King of Atlantis
Lenore and Ragamuffin do America- 2Chapter 2- I'll Kill Him and Bury His Body with the WormsLenore and Ragamuffin do America- 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's it, Lenore!" Ragamuffin began. "You have humiliated me for the last time! I swear I'm being serious this time!" He jumped into the RV angrily. Lenore got in after him. "You always create these damn scenes in front of everyone!"
"I'm sorry Ragamuffin," Lenore said in a meek voice.
Ragamuffin scowled. "Yeah, well sorry isn't going to cut it! You are in so much trouble!"
"What are you going to do? Send me home?"
"That's actually a good idea. We're going home."
"No, please! Ragamuffin! I'm sorry! Truly, I am!"
Ragamuffin stared into Lenore's grey eyes and sighed. How could he say no to the poor little girl who had suffered so much in her short life? Lenore's puppy eye was a killer.
"Fine," Ragamuffin said. "Let's make a deal. I get to choose were we eat and we can continue with this trip."
"Really Ragamuffin? Oh, thank you!"
Ragamuffin smiled. Little girls, you could never say no to them.
"Who keeps texting me?" Lenore asked
SNKvsDCU: AquamanSNKvsDCU: Aquaman2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Aquaman (real name: Arthur Curry/Orin Atlan-son)
Occupation: King of Atlantis
Abilities: Super strength, ability to breathe underwater, swimming and talking to aquatic animals
Official Team: Justice Dudes
Debut: More Fun Comics #73
Voice Actor: Phil Lamarr
Arthur Curry is the offspring of a human father and an Atlantean mother. He grew up to the rightful heir to the throne of an exotic utopia known as Atlantis and as its king, he has sworn to protect this both Atlantis and the surface world against any threats from the deep oceans.
*Trident Throw: Aquaman throws his trident at his opponent.
*Strike From The Deep: He summons a trident from the deep that attacks his opponent from where he/she is standing.
*Scoop Up: He stabs his opponent with his trident and hurls him/her to the opposite side.
*Aqua Shield: He shields himself in a watery barrier.
the 'd' wordwhen i was seven years old, my mother, tear-streaksthe 'd' word2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
drying on her cheeks, fingered her wedding band
and told me, “love hurts, sweetie,
that’s how you know it’s a good love.”
two days later, my father came back home.
he was missing his wedding ring
and when he left again,
he left a handprint on my mother’s cheek
that she carried with her even after the bruise was gone.
i grew up without a father influence in my mother’s world
and without a mother influence in my dad’s.
neither of them got remarried.
they had found each other and that was enough.
they had found each other and that was too much.
i grew up a thin string attaching one man and one woman
together in a way arguments and resentment could never snap.
they met in restaurant parking lots and in the bleachers
of my soccer games the way soldiers meet on battle fields,
trading me across the asphalt and steel like a
deadly weapon, a bullet hurdled back and forth.
he took me out to ball games b
Injustice DLC: Black MantaBlack MantaInjustice DLC: Black Manta2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Voiced By: Khary Payton
Classification: Gadget character (with explosives)
Biography: Arch-enemy of Aquaman, Black Manta is a surface-dweller intent on causing the fall of Atlantis. With his high-tech armor, he is able to breathe underwater, withstand great pressures, and fire laser beams and torpedos.
Intro: Black Mask is seen stepping out of the ocean onto a shore at nighttime, his eyes glowing, carrying a harpoon; he is then shown walking into the arena, saying "You won't survive this!"
Post-Round Taunt: Holds his harpoon forward, pointing at the downed opponent, saying "We're not done here!" or "Lay down and die!"
Outro: Black Manta turns and walks away, and the screen changes to show Black Manta's manta ray-shaped submarine underwater, and then changes again to show Black Manta sitting in the captain's seat, watching as his
Lenore and Ragamuffin StoryLenore and Ragamuffin FAN WISH Chaper 1Lenore and Ragamuffin Story5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
10 YEARS LATER
Ragamuffin came up the hill sighing as Pooty was talking up a storm about how the girls 'fall over him'. "Ya.. I wish I was like that.." said Ragamuffin dreadfuly. As they walked though the graveyard to Lenore's house, Lenore came up the hill with Mr.Gosh fallowing close behind with blades sticking out the side of his head. Ragamuffin groaned and gave a deep, low growl fro
Prelude: Kaldur vs. ZukoPrelude: Kaldur vs. Zuko2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
All of their lives they have been lost in the shadow of their father’s dark legacies, fighting to become their own man. They’re the sons of villains, but become great heroes in their own right.
The Gentleman: Zuko, formerly the Crown Prince of the Fire Nation, now its Fire Lord.
Edge: And Kaldur’Ahm, otherwise known as Aqualad and leader of Young Justice.
The Gentleman: I’m The Gentleman and he’s Edge, and we’ll analyze their strengths, weapons and skills to determine who will win… a Death Battle.
Alias: Kαλδυρ'αμ, Aqualad, Manta
Occupation: Superhero; Ex-Sidekick; Leader of the Team; (formerly) Mole
- At the age of fourteen, alongside fellow magic student Garth, with no experience whatsoever, took on the Ocean Master to protect veteran hero Aquaman
- Defeated Superboy, the half-genomorph clone of Supe
Lenore Ragamuffin Do America-1Lenore and Ragamuffin do AmericaLenore Ragamuffin Do America-14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By Nettie Necrophilia and Rxe Rex
Chapter 1- McNuggets Rampage
Lenore sat down on the velvet couch, defeated in every single aspect. She had just gotten home from school and was tired. The little, dead, 10 year old smelled something cooking in the oven. It smelled like chicken. Lenore's favorite.
"Ragamuffin?" Lenore asked, going into the kitchen. "Are you making chicken?"
"Yes Lenore, I actually am. Now leave me alone," Ragamuffin said, sounding desperately annoyed. Lenore danced into the kitchen, were Ragamuffin was working at. It was hard to believe he was over six hundred years old. Most people thought he was sixteen, simply because he was bitten at sixteen. Ever since he had changed back into his normal form, Ragamuffin had even been meaner to Lenore than before.
The young vampire was extremely tall for his 'young' age. He had black hair up to his shoulders and fiery, red eyes. He was not sweet at all. He was incredibly sarcastic, rude, and evil. H
The Rookie Chapter 1The Rookie Chapter 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Trish sat in her locker room and wrapped her hand in boxers tape. The match today was important, master had made it clear that he would not accept a loss. Trish had no idea who she was fighting, it was someone new to the scene. She knew all her usual opponents, but this guy, Katshiro his name was, was someone she'd never heard of before today. Furthermore, she was unable to get any real information on him. Was he a grappler, a boxer, or some sort of martial artist? Who knew, no one, absolutely NO ONE seemed to have even heard of this guy. Trish was nervous, she didn't like going into a fight completely blind. She liked knowing something about her opponent so that she would know what to expect. She liked knowing a bit about who they are so that she could use psychology to affect their concentration, and throw them off guard, allowing her to move in for a harsh uppercut. She sat down on the brown bench and sighed as she finished wrapping her hands in the tape.
A knock came from the door
InsufferableCategory: Fanfiction CrossoverInsufferable4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fandom(s): Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie) | Kuroshitsuji
Summary: "You are a most vexing child, Earl Phantomhive." "And you are an equally vexing man, Mr. Holmes, so I suppose that makes us even." With poor Watson caught in the middle. One Holmes is bad enough.
"-and that, dear friends, is how this heinous crime was committed. All of the evidence can be found in the butcher's shop itself."
The man completed this delivery with a flourish of his hands, gesturing to the shop and ducking his head in an important nod. His near-theatrical performance, so obviously staged, was greeted by a few sounds of admiration, even some scattered applause from the onlookers.
And from the edge of the crowd, Ciel Phantomhive glared. "How many times, Sebastian?"
"Three, I believe."
"Three times," Ciel repeated, gritting his teeth. "This is beginning to annoy me."
The butler beside him cocked his head, frowning delicately. "If he's getting the job d
Lenore he slowly walked up the hill to her grave, a grave she's been in for three years. he stopped in front of her grave and placed a single, black rose on it. "i miss you, Lenore. you've died a few times before and came back soon after, but this time, you just left me here." a sad smile appeared on his face. "heh... you know, Mr. Gosh is almost over you? he's convinced that your never coming back." the sad smile turned into a frown. he stared at the gravestone and read her name over and over again. "Lenore Nevermore, Lenore Nevermore..." and so on. "i hate this, what's the point of being normal again, if your not here to celebrate it with me?" he softly kicked a rock away from her grave. "and... i never even got to tell you, i love you." he turned around and started to walk away. "goodbye, Lenore." he whispered.Lenore6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
that night, a miracle happened.
the girl's eyes opened slowly. she started scratchin
Cut-Off Line - Ashe - English LyricsCleaned away all these faded stainsCut-Off Line - Ashe - English Lyrics4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
That my soul could not erase
The design of the dotted line
That my finger slowly traced
It's so easy to cry and I've
Never had to force any tears
So, it's safe to just cut away
Before thought can interfere
This burning in me lasted, filling my veins
The sun beneath the clouds continued my way
But then it gleamed in front of me
Like a star it dropped and blocked my vision
Simple yet unfinished
Love is a palette mixed
With colors I have never known
Folded it up and watched it fall
A crumpled mess of everything
Even if it's "not my problem"
And though I try to hide it deep within my heart
The tears in my eyes amount to lies
And cut away into another day
To let go of this aching soul
That I stole away so deep
Quietly, I began to speak
As I strained to find the key
I'd created my own charade
And a world that I'd concieved
All the colors began to run
In this lie that I believed
I gave away the bags
I'd filled with regret
I threw away the thoughts
That I th
The Walls Were Never Enough"So many names there is barely room on the walls of the heart."The Walls Were Never Enough5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The sky was concealed behind a cloud of ash and smoke, so thick that one could scarcely see the sun. Rubble, soot, and the beams of the buildings lay in heaps on the ground around him. But beneath those lay the dead and dying. The acrid smell of pain, and grief, and death swarmed his senses as he walked slowly and painfully among the aftermath.
Step. Step. Step.
He s t u m b l e d.
He wasn't sure if he could get up, if he even had the will to keep trying.
Tears stained his cheeks and trickled down onto the debris beneath him. He sat there quietly for several moments. As he struggled to pull himself up once more he heard a low moan. Muffled and weak as it was, the man could hear the pain and fear that strained the weak noise.
He didn't think. His hands, streaked with blood and grime, clawed at the rubble beneath him, as he pushed aside drywall and shards of brok
Welcome To Freddy's Lyrics By Madame MacabreFreddy: Hey everyone, and welcome to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza! So let's strike up the band!Welcome To Freddy's Lyrics By Madame Macabre6 months ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Freddy: 1... 2... (Kill me)
Freddy: Is everyone enjoying some delicious (delicious flesh) pizza?
I can see you there, warmth and life why don't you share?
It's been many years stuck here living with our fears.
Please do pardon me, I can't help it, can't you see?
In this misery, you can join our family.
Why'd you lock the door? Don't you like us anymore?
This game's lots of fun, you look funny when you run.
Eyes up on the wall, well that's just no fun at all.
Watching us in there, using cameras hardly seems fair
Stalking hallways, getting closer
Got you now, it's nearly over
Found your blind spot, lurking within
Sooner or later we'll get in
Careful not to waste your power
You've still got to last an hour
I can hear your heart pound heavy
Here we come I hope you're ready
Shouldn't have come
The Rookie Chapter 3The Rookie Chapter 35 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mechita sat in a chair across from Katshiro with the front desk separating them, it had to double as his desk since the small garage didn't have a dedicated office. He had performed a quick interview with her, asking only the basics someone would need to know in order to hire.
"Well Mercedes " said Katshiro as he placed a file in the small file cabinet behind him.
"Mechita, call me Mechita" she interrupted.
"Oh of course, my apologies. Well the only thing I need to know is your address." He said, pulling out one more file. Mechita looked at her feet and blushed, then around the room, she couldn't look him in the eyes.
"I uhm, I don't have an address, I don't have a house or any place to live." She said sadly. Katshiro's eyes widened a bit.
"What? You don't have a place to live?" he asked, very surprised by her revelation. She nodded her head and looked at her feet again, clearly embarrassed by her current homelessness.
"Yeah I've been looking for work, I can't afford to live
YureiOn Yurei, there are gulls. Billions of them. They fill the skies from one yellow horizon to the next.Yurei2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Among the mountains of refuse there are people, the last of Yurei’s once great population, who eke out an existence in shanty towns and concrete tunnels with steel gates. They hunt rats and hogs and the occasional amphibian Hi-go, though few of those have survived the transformation of a vibrant planet that had just begun to be colonized by sophisticated terrestrial life to two hundred million square kilometers of landfill. In small areas where they have scrounged enough suitable soil, they grow cabbages, potatoes, carrots, and a hardy local fruit called leppuna.
But on Yurei, it is the gulls who thrive.
Okyo watched them from atop a mound his village had created. It was solid, an enormous jigsaw of welded steel supported by enormous bars collected from various dumpsites, made to look like just another mountain to the dumper frigates. He marveled at their combination of grace and
EG Sample Chapter 1EG Sample Chapter 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A boy of nobility becomes a page, a page becomes a squire, and a squire becomes a knight. Only then does a son of privileged blood become a man in the mountains of Nebo.
To become a page, a boy needs only to reach the tender age of eight. An inevitability. To become a squire, a page needs only to reach the age of twelve. An inevitability. To become a knight, a squire must endure four years of arduous training to condition both his body and soul in such a way that befits a professional warrior and pleases the Phoenix.
At the end of this training, the squire is put to the test. He must earn his knighthood by engaging in combat and killing at least one of his kingdom’s enemies. After completing this task as to which the outcome is most uncertain, only then can a squire become a knight.
to everything there is a seasonI.to everything there is a season9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
as a flower or a man,
i shall burst,
as a corpse, i shall
peel away, and
return to the earth,
the air. i'll be in
your lungs yet.
look, it’s not that i’m not
a little bit charmed
by the concentric circles
of existence, and the love,
the bitter, bright and
it’s not that i don’t like
carrying this body that is a miracle,
a miracle in the sum of its parts.
kahlo got it, she knew what
she was talking about –
but i won’t put words
in a dead woman’s mouth.
and the hot sweat of it here,
the pain, the fuck and the sour wine
of it here,
it isn’t really chaining me
down. i’m thinking of
did i ever tell you
i’d like to die on my back,
looking at the sky?
in one of those faraway places
i saw from the car as a child, the top of a hill
seen from a distance; someone else’s farm,
someone else’s land. someone else’s emptiness,
a thin line of grass between
dirt and the inf
grouse magic.the birds & the butterflies all fighting & fucking like the bees back home, my toes browning under florida sun, my heart all fluttering & aching & pulsing purple gold & green, & I'm learning to let go. still, I look for pop-pop down each orange grove dirt road, knowing pop-pop is dead. & I reach for you in the passenger seat, knowing you're not there. this knowledge makes it hard to breathe until I dance, my heaving limbs throwing themselves into the beat with abandon, a ballsy balancing act. baby, bye. I drive, make temples out of muddy pastures, spend my last dollar on a music-man just so I can stop searching for your hand & I am howling with the wind, & when she howls back I am taken aback, as if in my search my breath stirs hers, as if I've tapped into the secret language of the world.grouse magic.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This