Re-encounterDawn was breaking, pink sunlight sneaking in trough narrow slits in the tent, like spears of light, waking her up as they tickled her eye-lids. Out there the sounds of the day had begun, horses were neighing, dogs barked and people walked to and from, talked, the rattling and clinking of their arms and the creaking of leather, heavy-shoed feet crunching against the gravel. There were also the smells, scents of newly baked bread mixed with the less pleasant reek of garbage and dirty dog.Re-encounter2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yawning, Penthesileia crawled out of the sleeping bag, swung her legs down on the cold and clammy, trampled ground and stood. Quickly she made it over to the commode, poured ice-cold water in the sink and splashed it in her face. For a moment she missed Hephaestos' plumbing, then she reminded herself, she was a warrior, she shouldn't spoil herself with such commodities. Besides, being here in the New Country by the river of Tiber, where things were really happening, was so much fun. Never a day like the
The InternetNever have I been so aloneThe Internet2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With so many friends
The internet is a prison
of a most ingenious design
Of Mages and TemplarsOf Mages and Templars4 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was raining Kirkwall was now in the grips of a fierce storm. Cullen began to wonder how many templars got struck by lightning
Today had been hard He couldn't stop thinking about her. Usually it wasn't that bad, the memories only troubling him late at night but she just wouldn't leave him alone today.
Meredith had known something was wrong, that he was distracted, which was why she had sent him home.
"You aren't focused; you are no use to me with your head in the clouds." She had scolded. Her voice somewhat harsh as she was preoccupied with Hawke's companions, they were both fully aware that the Champion traveled with apostate mages, and Meredith was irritated by their antics.
So now he was trudging through the rain, across the Gallows courtyard towards his home.
Oh Hayden He thought as he walked through the rain, what would you think of me now?
She was a Warden now, had saved Ferelden. He had learned of her victory in Amaranthine and was reli
Brawl Moveset: CloudIntro: Skids to a stop on his bike, Fenrir, pulls his sword from its side, then jumps offBrawl Moveset: Cloud6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: tightens his grip and widens his stance
Notable Pallete Swaps: Can choose between either classic outfit or Advent Children looks. One palette makes him look similar to Zacks, while another resembles a Shinra grunt's uniform. Another outfit has bandages around his blade like his Kingdom hearts version.
Walk animation: Moves forwards while keeping his sword in a defensive stance
Run Animation: Moves forwards holding his sword behind himself
Dizzy Animation: The paralyzed status icon appears over his head as Cloud looks dizzy
Edge Grab: Jabs his sword into the side
A,A,A: Slashes diagonally in opposite directions, then slashes straight down
Forward+A: Kicks forwards
Down+A: Stabs downwards towards the feat
Up+A: Slashes upwards while stepping forwards slightly
Dash+A: Lunges and stabs straight forwards
Air+A: Attacks with an upwards vertical slash in mid-air
Brawl Moveset: ShadowIntro: Shadow teleports in via Chaos ControlBrawl Moveset: Shadow5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: Shadow will cross his arms for a moment
Notable Palette Swaps: Shadow has palettes similar to Super Shadow, the forms of Mephillis, and the Shadow clones.
Walk animation: Shadow walks in a fashion similar to Sonic
Run Animation: Shadow glides along the ground with his rocket skates
Dizzy Animation: Holds his head and faces forwards while trying to remain steady
Edge Grab: Shadow grabs with one hand while gritting his teeth
A,A,A: Swipes his hand, then does two spinning kicks
Forward+A: Thrusts a backhand outwards, surrounding it with energy
Down+A: Does a small spin dash forwards
Up+A: Jumps upwards in a spin dash, then does a somersault kick at the peak of his jump.
Dash+A: Spins around and slides forwards, emitting jets from the back of his shoes
Air+A: Does multiple kicks in mid-air
Air Forward+A: Shoots forwards in a spin dash
Air Up+A: Somersaults upwards before slamming two fists down
Air Down+A: Dives do
I Wish I Could Build a SnowmanAnna?I Wish I Could Build a Snowman2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yes, I'd love to build a snowman!
But I can't just go and play
I cannot see you anymore
Can't come out the door
I've had to hide away
You'll always be my buddy
But I can't be yours
If only I could tell you why
No, I cannot build a snowman
Though I'd love to build a snowman
No, I cannot build a snowman
See the ice upon the walls?
I agree that company is overdue
But I can't play with you
There's snow here in my palm
It sure does get lonely
In this empty room
Just watching my powers seep through...
Yes, I know you're out there
They know exactly where I've been
You've got courage
And I know you do
I wish I could be there for you
But I cannot let you in
I'm no more than a danger
And it's just me and you
I don't know what we're gonna do
Oh how I'd love to build a snowman...
We Keep Moving (Speedio322's COVER)We Keep Moving (Speedio322's COVER)4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Title: We Keep Moving
Track: Sonic Generations (Rooftop Run - Modern)
Original Composition: Tomoya Ohtani - SEGA/Sonic Team
Date: 22nd February 2012
Original Lyrics Written by: Speedio322
Lyrics Modification by: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong
Character voice-overs: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong
Re-mastered lead vocal tracks: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong
SFXs: SEGA/Sonic Team
Sonic: *Passes by University inspired buildings, makes his way to the Rooftops - He stretches and get's ready for yet another wild adventure!*
We are, runnin, as fast, as we can.
On this, road that, we seem to be on.
Nothin', can take, the joy, that we feel.
Away, from us, we keep moving strong.
Past, present, future, no matter where I'm at I make a stand,
movin' further, I'm gonna take my journey way ahead across da land!
Anywhere, that you ever seem to find yourself,
Follow your heart from there, just stick by it till yo
Brawl Moveset: Bowser JrIntro: Junior flies in on a miniature Clown Copter, then jumps off.Brawl Moveset: Bowser Jr5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: Junior poses and tries to look fearsome
Notable Palette Swaps: Bowser has his recent look as the defauly but can have shell color schemes that resemble the Koopalings, minor Koopas, the Koopa Kids from the Mario Party games, and his dad's color scheme.
Walk animation: Walks slowly similar to his dad
Run Animation: Simply runs forwards
Dizzy Animation: Lays on the ground looking worn out
Double Jump: Junior will kick his legs in the air and hover for a moment
Edge Grab: Junior grabs with both hands
A,A,A: Junior swipes his pain brush twice before slamming it down.
Forward+A: Pokes his paint brush forwards
Down+A: Swipes his paint brush while crouching
Up+A: Swipes his paint brush upwards
Dash+A: Junior ducks to the ground and slides forwards while withdrawn into his spiked shell
Air+A: Spins in his shell sideways while withdrawn
Air Forward+A: Swipes forwards with his paintbrush
Brawl Moveset: NightsIntro: Nights hover in a cage before duelizing with either Elliot, Claris, Will, or Helen before bursting out (who he is dualized is at random and depends on how many players are playing as Nights at the timeBrawl Moveset: Nights6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: Nights hover in air and lays back with his arms folded behind his head as if resting on something
Notable Palette Swaps: The default color scheme is his recent look from Journey into Dreams, but the classic palette can also be selected. There are also color scheme that resemble Reala, Jackle, and Lumina from Sonic Shuffle
Walk animation: Hovers just off the ground
Run Animation: Flies forwards with his arms outstretched
Dizzy Animation: Nights hovers with his head slumped over while an image of whoever he's dualized with tries to get his attention
Edge Grab: Grabs on while hovering sideways
Special Double Jump: Can fly for a breif time similar to ROB
A,A: Nights swipes forwards twice
Forward+A: Spins diagonally in place several times
Happily Ever After...(Jack FrostXElsa)Happily Ever After...(Jack FrostXElsa)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Arendale Castle,Arendale
All the Arendale people including the people from outside country have been invited to the Arendale Castle to celebrate the wedding ceremony between Queen Elsa and her love life. They were so happy and accepted her with loud supportation because she finally found a very good man that came from Burgess. They also were very excited to see the Coronation ceremony for the new King of Arendale.
The wedding ceremony was held together with the Coronation ceremony. The Coronation will started once the wedding ceremony ended. Looks like they will have a new King. They were very happy and absolutely happy.
“Oh,I’m so excited to see them getting married. They are so adorable together…so much cute and meant to be.”A female townfolk said to his husband.
“You’re absolutely right!!I hope our new King can rule Arendale with love and fair. I also hope that h
Brawl Moveset: ScourgeIntro: Two star posts are on the field and Scourge jumps out from between them skidding to a stop.Brawl Moveset: Scourge6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: Rubs a thumb across his nose and gives a cocky smirk
Notable Palette Swaps: A blue color with plain shades and jacket to resemble Anti-Sonic from the earlier issues of the comic.
Walk Animation: Walks with a cocky demeanor with his hands at his side
Run Animation: Just like Sonic's
Dizzy Animation: Holds his head and adjusts his shades
Edge Grab: Simple grab with both hands
A,A,A: Punches with a swinging hook from the right, then the left, then follows with a headbutt.
Forward+A: Jumps forwards and kicks with one leg
Down+A: Elbows while crouching
Up+A: Two jump kicks similar to Sonic
Dash+A: A spindash followed by a flying kick
Air+A: A spindash similar to Sonic, except he stays in place like a buzzsaw
Air Foward+A: A flip kick forwards
Air Up+A: A backwards somersault kick
Air Down+A: Arches downwards and swings a fist as he flips down
Edge Attack: pulls h
Crying WordsPages become tornCrying Words3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When the tears are reborn
Old wasted ideas
Crumble to the floor
MomMommyMom10 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Do you realize how much I love you?
Do you know how lost I would be without you?
Even if it seems at times....
That I am distant...
That I don't care...
Thats not the truth...
Because the truth is...
You are the one and only,
person, place or thing,
that matters to me...
in the whole wide world.
and if anything ever happend to you
I don't think that I could go on without you
So please mom...
Never foget that I love you
Brawl Moveset: SephirothIntro: A beam of light hits an emblem on the ground and Sephiroth appears, extending his one wing before it quickly molts away.Brawl Moveset: Sephiroth5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: Holds his sword above his shoulder and points it forwards
Notable Palette Swaps: Sephiroth has his classic look, but also has color schemes from others games like Kingdom Hearts. There is also a color scheme that resembles Genesis.
Walk animation: Inches forwards, holding his sword ready
Run Animation: Hovers just off the ground, his single wing appearing again
Dizzy Animation: "Have I been forsaken?" He holds a hand in front of his face and his grip on his sword goes limp
Edge Grab: Holds the edge with one hand and his sword in the other hand
A,A,A: Swipes three times with his sword
Forward+A: Slashes forwards diagonally upwards
Down+A: Stabs downwards
Up+A: Spins around and slashes upwards
Dash+A: Thrusts his sword forwards
Air+A: Slashes vertically
Air Forward+A: Stabs forwards
Air Up+A: Slashes upwards
Air Down+A: Points his
Between Heaven and HellEveryone has a story to tellBetween Heaven and Hell3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The time and place the falls from grace.
We all walk at our own pace
forever attempting to win the illusionary race.
So I took the time, to sit and rewind....
granted pause to the cause, reflections of the mind.
Years upon years slowly drifted on by...
Journeys left behind slumbering alongside the road of unknown,
collecting dirt and debris, anxiously awaiting to be set free,
but could not flee...no one to save me and turn the key.
Everything has a time and a place within the enchanted space.
A story to tell of heaven and hell...
Realise this upon states of bliss,
In the beginning we all fell--in the end we all shall fall.
Can no longer ignore the ancient call.
How to Embrace a Swamp CreatureTheir daily rounds of good versus evil had become something of a game. Slowly, without ever realizing it, they forgot they were supposed to be enemies. It was just something they did. Perry was a secret agent, and Doofenshmirtz was an evil scientist. It was just their job. They created their own reality with each other. For those few moments a day, they lived somewhere else, somewhere without true consequence. Somewhere where things would just reset themselves every day.How to Embrace a Swamp Creature4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This left Perry with three worlds one where he was Just Cousin Perry Who Doesn't Do Much, one where he was one of the OWCA's top agents, and one where he was Doofenshmirtz's nemesis. He could slide in and out of these worlds with practiced ease.
Doofenshmirtz was much less grounded in reality. Things tangled and intertwined. Vanessa and Charlene and Perry the lines blurred and twisted. At the neatest, his life was like a Venn diagram, with Perry on one side and Charlene on the other, and Vanessa in the mi
Brawl Moveset: SquallIntro: Squall comes in hitching a ride on one of Galbadia Garden's jetpack, then ditches it and draws his gunblade upon landingBrawl Moveset: Squall6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Idle Animation: Occasionly spins his Gunblade around before resting it on his shoulder
Notable Palette Swaps: His default palette is as he is seen in Dissidia. Alternate ones include his Seed uniform and his Kingdom Hearts outfit
Walk animation: Steps forwards while holding his Gunblade over his sholder
Run Animation: Runs forwards while holding his Gunblade behind himself with both hands
Dizzy Animation: Holds his head with his Gunblade in the other hand, a Final Fantasy paralyze icon above him
Edge Grab: Grabs with one hand with his Gunblade in the other
A,A: Swipes his Gunblade vertically, then horizontally
Forward+A: Slides forwards and attacks with a fierce swipe from his Gunblade
Down+A: Swipes with his Gunblade while crouching
Up+A: Squall slashes his Gunblade upwards in an arc
Dash+A: Jumps forwards and slams his Gunblade down
Lost SoulI have visions, I have dreamsLost Soul7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I have hopeful memories
Where once was laughter, now is silence
A disaster full of violence
Where once was life, now is death
My soul taken by theft
There was sunshine, there was moonlight
Now dull stars among the dark night
Where was love, now is hate
I was forced upon by fate
I was folly and despised
Now am watchful among wise
There the ocean meets the sand
There is beauty among the land
In the mountains, in the trees
There I long to be free
I am living, yet I am dead
From my body my soul has fled
I am lost, will not be found
To this earth I am bound
Time to me is unknown
Yet, only time knows where Im going
The WeaverSome claim to see her in the woodsThe Weaver5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A slender figure cloaked and hooded.
She stands before a well of time,
And peers into the liquid's spiral.
Through the clear mirror she weaves
A tangled web of mystic dreams.
Reflections of the world appear;
Old histories and present fears.
Her weaving takes her to foreign realms
Beyond the thought of mortal souls.
Far beyond any magic gate,
Seeking for a glint of fate.
The eye with which she watches far,
Can peek into one's distant past.
None can tell what next she'll see,
Only she can glimpse what may come to be.
Her gift brings her many visions,
Some nurtured and others hindered.
She often fears what she may glimpse,
For she cannot control her gift.
She chants as she treads among the trees -
"What is to come, will come to be.
Your life is mapped out at your feet.
Just walk the road, just take the leap."
Religion's Dirty Dozen...Religion’s Dirty Dozen—12 Really Bad Religious Ideas That Have Made the World WorseReligion's Dirty Dozen...10 months ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Posted on January 20, 2015 by Valerie Tarico
Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to invent ideas or concepts rather than technologies, but like every other creative human enterprise, they produce some really bad ones along with the good.
My website, Wisdom Commons, highlights some of humanity’s best moral and spiritual concepts, our shared moral core. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the worst. These twelve dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty, suffering and death rather than love and peace. To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, they belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.
Chosen People – The term “Chosen People” typically refers to the Hebrew Bible and t
Pewdiepie gone evilPewdiepie gone evilPewdiepie gone evil2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I woke up in a dark place. Pain rushed into my head as I woke up. My vision was blurred but after a while, my eyes adjusted to the darkness. I tried to move but my body felt hurt as hell, as if I just fell off from a cliff. ‘What happened...?’
I tried to move again but I can’t, I was tied up to a wall with chains. I knew I was in a bad condition, because I can feel my clothes all torn up and bleeding.
“How the fahk did I get into this?” I asked to no one in particular.
“Hhehehe, so you’re awake?” says an evil- like voice.
I gasped. I glance at all directions to see the owner of the evil- like voice. I feel like I know the voice but I just can’t make it out. ‘Damnit! Fahk my memory!’
“Hahaha... you look pathetic, Pewdie,” said the voice.
I frowned, “How did you know my name? Show up your face, you b*tch!” by now, the pain in my body started to disappear. “Hahaha,
Educationeducation is not rememberingEducation2 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
all the bones in the body
it is knowing why we have those bones
education is not memorizing
the year that the second world war started
it is knowing why the second world war started
education is not just knowing
that you can't divide by 0
it is knowing why you can't divide by 0
education is not a quiz bowl
although there is a club for that
education is not just blindly believing
that communism is evil
it is knowing why communism doesn't work
education is not regurgitating
the periodic table of elements
it is knowing why certain elements have certain properties
education is not simply reciting
that one poem by langston hughes
it is knowing why he wrote it
education is not a standardized test
although it really seems to be
what year did world war 2 start again?
Chatting with BENUser: You are Ben!Chatting with BEN2 years ago in Comedy More Like This
User: You drowned!
User: And your name is Ben.
User: Beeeeeeeeeeeeen gimmie a hug!
Cleverbot: Alrighty then.
User: Yay! *hugs*.
Cleverbot: Why thank you.
User: You're welcome, Ben.
Cleverbot: Help me fall asleep.
User: Hush now, quiet now, it's time to lay your sleepy head~ Hush now, quiet now, it's time to go to bed~.
User: GO TO SLEEP.
Cleverbot: Why do you want me to go to sleep?
User: Because Jeff demands it.
Cleverbot: Too bad. I'm not telling you.
User: You shouldn't have done that.
Cleverbot: Why not?
User: Because now you will drown again.
Cleverbot: No, I won't.
User: Yes you will, BUT I SHALL SAVE YOU!
Cleverbot: Yes thank you.
Cleverbot: *hugs back*.
Cleverbot: Majoras mask.
User: Yes? I know~?
Cleverbot: How did you know?
User: Because I know you are Ben. You are