ColorsColours, it's all about them.Colors1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
The reds,blues and yellows,
A world in color is a wonder of a world,
But my color has faded,
No more reds,blues or yellows,
Grays and blacks is all I see,
My wonder world is gone,
Replaced by doom and gloom,
Colors its all about colors,
happy facesHappy faces all around me,happy faces2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Everywhere I look,all I see,
Smiling, joking, laughing,
Smiling faces everywhere,
But in the mirror staring back at me,
tired eyes, sad face,just unhappiness,
But when you see me,
You see one of you
Smiling, joking, laughing,
The pain, the sorrow, the despair,
The cuts, the scars
All you see, smiling faces, perfect skin
I'm hereI'm here look at me,I'm here2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I'm crying why cant you see
The unhappyness in my eyes
All you see is the son you want
the smart, perfect little child
I'm not him, I'm me,
Please look at me,
Please wipe these tears away,
see me for me,
please just see me,
MemorysMy Memories are precious to me,Memorys3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I cant let them control me,
I need to stride to find my light,
I know you will be with me until I do,
Trying to stop me, showing me the darkness in this world,
But you need me more than I need you,
So until that day stay what you are a memory.
friendsWhat would you do for your friends?friends3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would you go to the other side of the world for them or,
Would you just watch as they walked away,
Would you live for them keeping there memory alive or,
Fade away and let them slip into the blackness,
Would you fight to keep them or,
just crumble and give up.
Of Hills and Bluebells SPOILERDrenched in mud and more exhausted than he'd been in days, Hiccup dragged himself to the hill that led to his house.Of Hills and Bluebells SPOILER5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It had been a good day. He'd gone flying with Toothless and that was something they both loved. It was wonderful, effortless even with the metal that took the place of his foot. Of course now he wasn't flying with a massive dragon trying to eat him which was a definite plus. It was easy now to make the quick changes Toothless needed to fly. Gobber had made some actual improvements to the fin he'd made, this design working even smoother than his original had. Toothless didn't seem to mind the new design, but Hiccup imagined the dragon was so ecstatic to be flying again that he wouldn't have minded anything at this point. Hiccup had given up on getting Toothless out of the saddle and fin for the night, when he'd gone to get them off the dragon Toothless had bared his teeth and swerved much faster than Hiccup was able to keep up with given his lack of a foot. In time he kne
FineSwallowFine2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Say I'm fine
Don't know why
Blow off steam
One last text
...I'll be fine...
Child of Blood and BoneChild of Blood and Bone9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Winter, Year 757 of the New Age
Oakfern, The Warrens
The witch stumbled into a wall, her hooves slipping on the moist stone. She couldn’t tell whether she’d been walking in circles or traversing miles, her sense of direction destroyed. She felt numb as though fire had raged through her insides, not ice. Her pelt was littered with cuts and scrapes from the rough walls and rocks when she fell, but she did not feel them. Wounds would heal, with proper care, they were irrelevant. She couldn’t feel her magic. Something had been ripped from her in the cavern, taken from her. Stolen. The connection was gone. Numb. Non-existant. Nothing.
There were no voices, no tricks that could save her now. Silence reigned save for her own footfalls and the drip of water on stone, her only companion the darkness. Darkness, ever present and inescapable, pressing in around her in
ENG The day all dreams came true - Chapter 5ENG The day all dreams came true - Chapter 52 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sky lingered in front of the hospital room. She held her bag pressed to her chest with sweaty hands, hugged it as if she needed something to cling to.
Silent music sounded from the room, a song that felt strangely familiar. She knew the melody, but couldn't remember the text.
Eventually, she felt ridiculous standing so long in the hallway, and stepped in.
Will sat in the bed and gazed out of the window. He looked almost unrecognisable, pale and weak, with deep shadows below his eyes as if he hadn't slept for days. Still, he wore a strange, bemused expression. His forefinger bobbed up and down, accompanying the rhythm of the music, and he was humming silently.
"And the world is like an apple, whirling silently in space...
Like the circles that you find, in the windmills of your mind..."
Now, Sky recognised the song. She started to hum along as she stepped closer to his bed.
"Lovers walk along a shore and leave their footprints in
ENG The day all dreams came true - Chapter 4ENG The day all dreams came true - Chapter 42 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When Sky turned into the driveway of the former horse sanctuary - tired and crinkly - almost no one was there. Just Nana, who was riding a few dressage lessons with her black filly Nocturne on the grassy square. Her head was bent down, and it was obvious how difficult it was for her to keep up concentration. And yet, Nocturne moved excellently, struggled with every step to do it well, reacted to the tiniest aids. She still needed a solid dressage education before she could be trained in Eventing, but Sky was sure that she'd learn all that quickly.
She noticed her thoughts drift away, but yet she had to smile at the sight of the pair. They owned a lasting, strong bond, just like Skywalker and herself, or Windmill and... - Her smile faded.
When Nana saw the bike approaching, she stopped her horse and shouted: "Hi! Where did you spring up from?"
The addressed leaned her bike to a fencepost and came closer. On a shorter distance, she could see
Where Hearts are BuriedWhere Hearts are Buried2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The reception was tomorrow and Rukia was still working on her dress. She’d put off getting it fitted all week, and of course now here she was last minute trying to get it done. Standing on the table, Rukia remained perfectly still as the elderly woman circled around her with a mouth full of pins, hemming the dress until it was perfectly fitted to the young shinigami’s petite frame. Staring at herself in the mirror Rukia felt the slightest tinge of excitement knot in her gut. The gown was pure white to contrast her raven locks, and it made her skin practically glow. She wondered if she was really ready for this after all. She was a little anxious, a little afraid, and little excited. It seemed like just last week she’d gotten engaged. It all seemed to be going so fast.
Down the hall, Renji wiped his brow as he delivered the mountain of paperwork his captain had made him do this week. The captain was busy and Renji had been practically pulling a second job doi
Thorin's Heart ~ Stolen KissesThorin's Heart ~ Stolen Kisses2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Thorin's Heart ~ Stolen Kisses
Kili and Fili were coming down the hall when they saw her slip by. They smiled at each other knowing where Kale was headed.
The candles soft glow barely lit the hall as she made her way to his room. Her heart began to pound before she reached the door, and she wondered if she would have the courage to knock. Kale felt weak and shaky but determined to receive another kiss from her Thorin.
Inside Thorin lay restless in his bed. He sat up and poured some water. He could never rest when Kale was in every thought. Each time he closed his eyes he saw hers. When the wind would whisper through the curtains he would hear her voice calling his name. He shook his head desperate to see her again, and then a quiet knock left him rushing to the door. It was not a likely chance it would be her, but such a soft quiet knock made him hope.
He slowly opened it, and his soul caught fire. Kale was standing before him radiant and glowing. The candles that lined t
Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 1Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
I would give all the gold and jewels under the sun to taste the sweetness of your kiss, hear the melody of your song, and feel the love that envelopes completely as you hold me in your arms.
~Thorin Durin Oakenshield
~ They watched their king stand on the cliff side until she was gone from his sight and then they watched him stand there some time longer. Their great King who had lost so much but seemed to keep fighting for what he wanted and what was rightfully his. The admiration for this dwarf was of the highest respect and dignity and no other would compare. He slowly turned and saw them all staring at him. He looked at each one and saw not pity, but veneration and hope in their eyes. They would fight with him, side by side, to get his kingdom back. To get him back to his love. ~
Chapter 1 ~ A Song in the Night
Kale was playing with Nightrunner who always seemed to find her at night. She ran with him through the soft glow of the moonlit forest that bord
Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 3Chapter 3 ~ A Shadow that LingersThorin's Heart ~ Chapter 32 years ago in Romance More Like This
“He’s a dwarf!” Rafe protested as he took off his boots and slammed them to the floor. “And not just any dwarf, one with no home, no kingdom, and madness to go with it!”
He knew his words were cutting her. Slow killing stabs that brought tears with each blow and he did not care. He had never seen her like this before, except with him. His father met his eyes and shook his head as a warning and sighed as he walked slowly toward her and looked into her sad eyes.
“I know this feeling my love,” he whispered. “And I know the heartache that can rip you apart, but Rafe is right.” A single tear fell from her eyes and she seemed to crumble before him.
“He will not take you with him and I will not let him,” he continued. “Thorin Oakenshield is the greatest of dwarves, and right now they are fighting for their kingdom, fighting to get it back from a darkness that you will not be in the presen
Medieval MisconceptionsHeavy, cumbersome swordsMedieval Misconceptions8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
- The issue of weight seems to be one of the most commonly mistaken aspects of medieval combat. Smiths all made swords slightly differently and each fighter had his own preferences. It is impossible to generalize when it comes to the technology of an entire continent from c/ 500-1500 AD, and both very heavy and very light swords existed. In terms of what was typical, though,, here’s a rough guide to averaged:
Single-handed sword (aka sword) - 2.5 pounds
Hand-and-a-half (aka bastard sword) 2.5-3 lbs
Two-hander (aka longsword) - 3 to 3.5 pounds.
The absolute largest swords still rarely hit the 5-pound mark. These were designed to serve very specific tactical functions on the battlefield and were not intended for general-use purposes. Experience showed smiths and warriors that this was the ideal weight range for their weapon. It’s essentially natural selection at work: people whose swords were too light or too heavy went off to battle and
Thorin's Heart ~ EpilogueThorin's Heart ~ Epilogue2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The days grew sweeter as the years passed by. The kingdom of Erebor was the most magnificent kingdom in middle earth and its halls were full of laughter and hope. Kale’s belly had already begun to grow with a promise of another little one in their future. They walked in her forest holding hands as their children danced around them. Kieran was just as sweet as Kale and everyone, including the animals, adored her carefree loving spirit. Her song was just as beautiful as her mother’s and she would sing to Thorin every night lying in his arms.
Thalon was proving to be just as strong and courageous as his father, already at 4 years old, he was a skilled bowman and strong swordsman. Kili and Fili would practice with him every day and Thorin would let him know how proud he was of him. As he watched them, he knew as the years passed, his kingdom was secure in such a strong line of Durin.
The day she had them the kingdom r
Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 4Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 42 years ago in Romance More Like This
Chapter 4 ~ Bound
Thorin did not sleep that night with thoughts of Kale haunting him. He was worried that she was hurt and that he was to blame. He thought of Fili and Kili’s teasing, and how she could have anyone that she desired. Why him? Gray had already began to streak his hair and beard. He wished he was younger and could give her Erebor. She was young, gorgeous, and absolutely perfect. As much as he wanted her, he was hurting her by staying. He then decided they would hunt in the morning and get food for their journey. They had already stayed too long and leaving this place could not come any sooner. If able, he would have left that night. He would have left her people in peace and left her. Left her? The very words made him sick as he sank to his knees. Just the thought of her in someone else’s arms made him want to die. How could he live knowing she had moved on? Why would he want to?
Kale lay bruised and hurt on her bed that same night. The moon spilled in
Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 11Chapter 11 ~ Whispers in the DarkThorin's Heart ~ Chapter 112 years ago in Romance More Like This
Thorin awoke suddenly and was wrapped in a sticky net of web. Some unknown poison had left his body numb and was making him sleepy again. He could barely breathe and concentrated on how he got in this mess.
They had traveled on the path for days, eventually using all provisions and water. Despite Beorn and Gandalf’s warnings, they had left the path looking for food. Things also took a nasty turn when Bombar drank from the river he had fell in. He passed out into a sleeping sickness and they had to drag him continuing on their way.
That night the darkness was so thick they could not even see their hands in front of their faces. They sat in a circle close to each other praying the screaming night noises would not find their way to them. Thorin finally was able to close his eyes and rest, thinking of Kale’s warmth close against him. He heard her laugh and smelled her scent in the wind. The air was thick with odd smells of rotting woo
Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 13Chapter 13 ~ Promises to KeepThorin's Heart ~ Chapter 132 years ago in Romance More Like This
Hours and time seemed to pass by slowly as Thorin waited, waited to be released, waited for Bilbo, waited to be back in her arms. Thorin looked up suddenly and saw an elf standing by his cell. He had a sweet spirited face and had kneeled down, trying to get a better look at Thorin through the bars. He shook his head and then stood again.
“I came to see the face of the one who has stolen my heart,” Legolas said smiling.
Thorin did not answer but slowly stood to face him in the light. He was as handsome as elves come and young, like her. His nature seemed peaceful, unlike his father’s, his face pleasant, but knew he was lethal as the most skilled of his kin.
“I was headed to see her after hearing she was so sick and then my father told me the news of you. I will honestly admit I was quite shocked,” he added. “Yet somehow I knew Kale was always out of reach. But I had always promised to follow with my hand outstretc
Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 6Thorin's Heart ~ Chapter 62 years ago in Romance More Like This
She awoke alone. No warmth from his body, the cool night air filling the room as the curtains softly blew. Thunder and Lightning promised a storm was coming, and the air was filled with the scent of rain and she panicked.
“Thorin, Thorin,” she whispered.
She slipped from the bed and tripped on the sheets that had tangled around her feet making her fall to the floor. She pulled the cover over her chest in the darkness. The emptiness scared her.
“Thorin,” she cried again as the tears began to fall.
He was coming down the hall with a basket full of fruit when he heard her. A shot of icy panic shot down his spine. He rushed to the room and found her there, trembling, as he fell by her side.
“You left me,” she whispered shaking with wide eyes. “You left me!”
He could not stop her tears as he took her in his arms and pulled her into his lap.
“No, my love, I am here,” he whispered, cooing into her hair and