Network Races: NymphsRACES OF THE NETWORKNetwork Races: Nymphs2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
TERMS- HISTORY - POPULATION - RACIAL FEATURES - TODAY - NOTABLES
- 'Nymph' is the general term. Major classes of nymphs are those of water (naiad), vegetation (dryad), land (oread), caves (lampad), and fire (igniad).
- 'Nymph' can have nudge-nudge-wink-wink connotations, so they're alternately called elemental humanoids by the politically correct and the stuffy.
- Are traditionally referred to with female pronouns though they're not inherently gendered beings.
- Technically they're not a race or even a species, because they have no hand in the creation of new nymphs and existing nymphs have nothing like a social society or culture. If anything, they are a sporadic natural phenomenon that happen to be self-aware.
- Nymphs are sentients that come to be in places of concentrated natural magic. (Such places are the result of the Network's closely overlying neighbor dimension- which leaks the mad
Echoes...EchoesEchoes...2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A year ago, on one night like this, the moon melted in your hands
And the last drop, too stubborn to rub off, glistened on my lips,
After I drank to my heart's desire, and fell asleep in your warmth...
A month ago, on one night like this, the sky was too dark to see
And the last star, too weak to keep my hopes alive, burnt up
After I had cried enough, and drowned in my own turbulent sea...
A week ago, on one night like this, your memory came knocking at the door
And my intuitions, better late than never, remembered the false alarms,
After I refused to answer, and your footsteps were lost in the woods...
Tonight, I am waiting for the echoes...
Fragile MomentsFragile Moments6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Stop me before I say too much
and nudge me if I don't
Accept me for all that I may do
and forgive me if I won't
Fraught with fear within my mind
sensing a mirage I cannot see
Twisted amongst the boughs of time
refusing to set me free
We remember what we want to
and forget what causes pain
No rhyme or reason in our thoughts
So random is the gain
Lay a hand upon my skin,
So ashen in all its white
Afraid of warmth and comfort,
such closeness causes flight
It sets my heart to beating
Such pounding in my chest
My soul is sent to fleeting
catching love that's lain to rest
Please stop me before I say too much
Please hold me if I don't
Please accept me for all that I may do
Please forgive me if I won't
On conversationsIOn conversations4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
have upset the order
of things, birds
fall fast and featherflappingly from
shaken skies, and leaves
curl backwards into trees
from frost in summer, my heart
is a bell that rings until
glass shatters and frost falls
fearful on the ground and I
just do not know how
to tell you.
261 Prompts1. Violinist.261 Prompts3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
3. Paper aeroplane.
4. Dandelion seed.
6. She sings.
7. Dragonfly toes.
8. A stolen ring.
9. Broken wristwatch.
10. Missing tooth.
12. Fairytale gone wrong.
19. Lucky rabbit's foot.
24. Paper birds.
26. Puppet show.
27. Triskaidekaphobia. (Fear of the number thirteen.)
29. Letters to the moon.
31. Ballet shoes.
35. Tachycardia. (An unusually fast heartbeat.)
38. Strobe light.
40. Fake quirks.
41. Contact lenses.
42. Siren. (Either the mythological creature, or the object.)
43. Comet in a bottle.
46. Tarot card.
51. Everyone was dancing, but me.
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 35Frozen Amethyst Chapter 352 years ago in Romance More Like This
Staring at the toilet with shock filled eyes, you almost didn't notice the footsteps of your parents coming up the staircase.
"___________? Honey, are you alright? We heard some noise."
Crap crap crap!
Without any hesitation, you flushed the toilet's contents and rinsed your mouth as quickly as possible under the sink water. Jack awkwardly stood there, watching you with dull eyes. After cleaning yourself a bit, you spun around to face him.
"What do you think you're doing?! HIDE, FOR PETE'S SAKE!" You weakly pushed him towards the shower curtain. The footsteps were getting closer by the second.
"Uh, _________ I don't think I have to-"
"Shut up and hide! They might see you!"
"NOW!" You hissed while shoving him inside the tub and hiding him with the curtains. At that moment, your mother and father burst into the bathroom. Surprised, you flashed a small smile at them and waved your hand.
They shot a few suspicious glances around the room and sighed.
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 16Frozen Amethyst Chapter 162 years ago in Romance More Like This
You weren't even sure what a Guardian was in the first place. But it seemed important. So you ceased asking any further questions and followed North down another narrow hallway. This place looked huge! On the outside it seemed much smaller, but this was Santa's home so a part of you wasn't that surprised.
As you were about to ask where he was taking you, he finally took a halt near a door larger than the ones surrounding it. You turned to Jack who had his hands resting in his hoodie, looking around like he hasn't been here in a very long time. He looked so casual.
"Ahh, here vee are!" North hollered while gripping the golden door knob.
"Oh you're gonna love this..." smirked Jack under his breathe. You suddenly grew even more nervous and felt your knees become weak.
The heavy wooden door opened wide, giving you a full view of another living room. But this one seemed more of the living room you'd find in a normal home. Smaller and cozier than the other massive one you had j
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 57Everlasting Snow: Chapter 572 years ago in Romance More Like This
Warning: This chapter contains spoilers regarding the Rise of the Guardians movie!
You brace yourself for impact.
But it doesn’t come.
You feel something catch you, slowing down the pace of your fall. You slowly open your eyes, daring to relax.
The wind whirls around your feet and shins, providing a cushion between you and the hard ground.
It slowly sets you down, your feet softly making contact with the earthen floor.
It leaves your feet and swirls up and around you in a single, long, invisible line, making you giggle as your clothes dance slightly from the wind. You’re reminded of a cat’s tail wrapping around its owner’s leg as it purrs, longing to be pet and loved.
It leaves the rest of your body and rubs against your cheek, feeling very much like a delicate hand resting on your face in a final farewell. Then, it departs.
Thank you, you call after it, still smi
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 27Frozen Amethyst Chapter 272 years ago in Romance More Like This
A blast of blackened sand here.
A blast of sharp ice there.
After what seemed to be an eternity of silence standing between Pitch and Jack, someone finally made the first move. You couldn't quite remember who, considering you had tensed up when Jack dared pointed his staff towards the dark man, as if accusing him.
Now they were in the middle of a pretty intense combat. Not leaving one another's gaze, both ducked and blasted with much precision.
All you could really do is grab the cage bars until your knuckles turned completely white and watch as the fight went on. Oh how you felt useless.
Jack was doing pretty good so far, missing Pitch's arrows of sand by a few inches. He tried aiming at Pitch's chest, but was too late. He had jumped on one of those damned Nightmares and was now travelling to the top section of the badly lit cavern. The young spirit followed from behind, although you could see his so called "wound" was somewhat weakening him by the second. He wouldn't last long
blasphemy IIgolden even as nights grew paleblasphemy II3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and long, the little light reminisced
glimpses of a tattered face;
it was with eyes that sought in
blindness that he reached for
a figure, and it was with intention
named for an angel he only knew
briefly that he became the little
brother named shealtiel, the one
and in bitter reconstruction, Heaven built its fabled trees from blood-soiled wreckage, planting wayward flowers and whispering of betrayals for there were those that had almost-but-not and fewer that had remained wholly loyal.
in a skin that blossomed with
novel sensation, shealtiel recalled
few moments of infancy: there was
sunset, there was warmth, there was
one called abdiel who spoke like he
pained; in the midst of violent hands,
against a backdrop of peril, he stood
like a terrible specter, and had shealtiel
ever known such a love? it burned like
needy bile, retching ugly thoughts of
never finding his memory in the heaps
of lesser brothers or finding abdiel les
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 31Frozen Amethyst Chapter 312 years ago in Romance More Like This
This room was different from the others. Instead of that familiar dark red or light shades of gold, it was a little more white. Not a single window could be found on the walls, and only the blinding lights inserted into the blank ceiling provided you the right amount of clarity.
There wasn't a lot in this so called room. Just a few chairs surrounding a rectangular counter in the middle of it all. The counter looked cold and had a metallic texture.
A bit confused at why they brought you here, you looked up at Jack's eyes, which seemed to be missing the message as well. You clung to his arm a little more, worry taking over.
"__________, could you take a seat on the counter?" North's voice had grown lower than usual. Not a good sign.
You did as you were told, feeling the beat of your heart increase as Jack let go of your hand. The table-like counter was indeed very cold, like the one's you find at the doctor.
What are they planning to do with me now?...
Each of the Guardians
Frozen Amethyst EpilogueFrozen Amethyst Epilogue2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Wait. That's all? No way, there has to be more! What did the girl do after Jack left? Did he ever come back? What happened to them?" A young 12 year old girl protested as she rose from her spot in the bed.
Her platinum blonde hair looked almost white, and most people would have confused her for an albino if it wasn't for those icy blue eyes. Her skin was paler than most children of her age, and she absolutely dreaded the heat. You would always find her hiding in her cool room during the summer season and dancing outside barefoot as the first snowflakes fell. Physically, she looked nothing alike her mother. But if you ever got to know her, you'd realize that both of their personalities matched perfectly.
Speaking of her mother, as the young blonde jumped up and down in frustration, she sighed and tried to calm her daughter down.
"Relax, Demetra. But I already told you the whole story! There's nothing left to say, sweetie."
Demetra puffed her cheeks and sunk down into her cream colored
The Baroness Returns Chapter 5The Baroness Returns Chapter 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Haru and Yuki stood in a room surrounded by many beautiful dresses.
"Am I really going to have to try all these on?" Haru said gawking at all the dresses.
Yuki giggled behind her snow white paw.
"Oh no, you don't have to. We just need to pick a dress for you to wear. So just pick your favorite." said Yuki.
Haru nodded slowly and turned her attention back to all of the dresses once more.
Haru couldn't help but notice the differences of these dresses compared to the dresses she sees back in the human world.
Most of these dresses were decorated with fish and the colors of the dresses were also... unusual.
Most of the dresses had wacky colors like one of the dresses was striped with green, red, and orange, with the figures of fish within the stripe's patterns.
Yuki, who probably understood what Haru was thinking, smiled at her.
"Are these dresses unusual to you, Haru?" asked Yuki.
Haru sweat dropped and nodded.
"Yes..." she replied.
"I'm sorry Haru. I forgot that human styles are
Life With Jack Frost Chapter 37:Life With Jack Frost Chapter 37:2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Life With Jack Frost Chapter 37:
North talked privately with the young guardian in his workplace while you and the other guardians were in the living room while they’re asking you questions about how did you do survive the accident ten years ago.
“I’m so glad you’re alright, mate!” The Easter Bunny said with a cheeky smile.
“We… we all thought that you’re already… well… gone.” Said Bunnymund with his lonely face but smiled after. “But we’re so glad you came back, mate.”
You chuckled and played with your hands, “Well, I’m terribly sorry for the troubles I’d made…” you said shyly without looking at the other guardians.
Then the Sandman stood in front of you and started to draw images on his head, “What?” you asked and felt awkward.
“She can’t understand Sandy…” Tooth said with a grin. “Honestly… no one can.” She adde
kissing a ghostbend.kissing a ghost4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
once upon a
inhaled a shooting
it was a falling
like kissing a ghost
in the parking
lot in the
you said darling i
won't be here
just long enough
to make you love
sunrise dim on
the horizon, blur
ring the li(n)es -
there is the present
and there is the
future but the
past is merely
and the sun
it is strong it
is bright it is
scorching my moon-
my lungs burning
like kissing a ghost
blazing fire blazing
soul, suspended in
m i d a i r
and you whisper
darling, i won't be
just long enough
to make you
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 39Frozen Amethyst Chapter 392 years ago in Romance More Like This
The sun had finally rose above the far away horizon and the sky was of a light shade of winter blue. No cloud was in sight and the wind had picked up a little. You covered your face with your hand, trying to block it away. It was no use, so you just buried your face into Jack's hoodie, taking in his scent. It somehow comforted you a little bit after all of the events that took place not even an hour ago.
"So are we going back home now?" You asked, your voice a little high because of the raging winds.
"Not quite..." Jack smirked, even though he knew it would do no effect on you.
"But, we already said goodbye to all the other Guardians, so why are you-" Your thoughts were interrupted with a sudden realization.
Will I have to say goodbye to him too?
A couple of tears started to built up in your eyes again, but you were used to crying by now.
"I-I want to take you somewhere special first." Jack croaked. Despite the strong breeze, you could distinguish the emotion behind his soft voi
Night haikuThe moon comforts a waveNight haiku2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Before its impending death
Upon the shore
Life With Jack Frost Chapter 23Life With Jack FrostLife With Jack Frost Chapter 233 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After school, you hurriedly went to your locker and abruptly took books that you'll need and dropped the books you won't need. You walked out from school and saw the young guardian waiting under a big tree, waving at you.
Your face enlightened and hurriedly ran to the winter spirit. Jack hugged you tightly and kissed your forehead. "Ready?" You asked excitedly.
"I'm not really-" You dragged Jack and ran as fast as you can to the mall and shop for the young guardian. Both of you took the subway and the winter spirit stood beside you while assessing ad observing the people around him. After a few minutes, you went out of the subway and walked straight to the mall.
While looking for new clothes for your boyfriend, the young guardian flew around the mall without anyone noticing. He shouts and looked through every store. After a few minutes, you called his phone and abruptly flew to you. First, you bought him a pair of stylish rubber shoes and went to the cl
letter to those like me to whom it may concern:letter to those like me2 years ago in Letters More Like This
i strung my dreams on a kite and ran with them against the wind,
only to realize that outside forces are stronger than i'll ever be.
as expected, i got blisters all along my dry hands from the thick rope;
guess faith kept them from bursting open and bleeding out.
these dreams were chased away and ripped off from my grasp,
yet things we lose have a unique way of coming back to us.
storm clouds will fade someday and the wind will cease to exist;
now to climb up that tree and get my broken dreams to repair them.
you see, i've learned no dream is out of reach if you have the
motivation to chase them through life's obstacles and yes,
they will be there;
they will be there
to attempt to trip you, hang you by your toes, call you names,
anything to stop you from chasing your dreams - don't let them
stop you, don't let them stop you... don't let them stop you.
promise me that you'll bandage up your bliste
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 33Frozen Amethyst Chapter 332 years ago in Romance More Like This
You slipped out of bed, almost falling back to the ground from your lack of balance. Staying close to the wall just in case you'd fall again, you made your way towards the window. Jack still had his usual smirk up on his face as he watched you half walk, half crawl towards him. You grabbed the lock and turned it upwards, allowing Jack to pull your window open and to jump inside the warm room.
"Hey there. How's the antidote thingy going?" He raised an eyebrow while patting your back as you gave him a disgusted face and sat back down on your bed.
"Horrible. I feel like a rotting corpse." You covered your face dramatically and looked away. "Don't look at me! I'm hideous!"
He laughed and sat down next to you.
"Oh don't be like that. You look fine! Besides, you should see Bunnymund after he takes a ride on the sleigh! He looks like a ghost." He chuckled to himself, as if remembering old memories.
Jack waved his hand, letting you know it wasn't important. You nodded and clutched your
Life With Jack Frost Chapter 21Life With Jack FrostLife With Jack Frost Chapter 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While looking at the photos of your childhood with you parents in your room, the young guardian knocked and entered you room. He saw you grinning at the photos as you flipped the pages from one to the other. Jack sat beside you and put his arm around your shoulder and stared at your smiling, yet somehow lonely, face.
"I thought you want to be with me?" Jack asked cordially after he kissed your cheek. You held his hands and used the other one to turn the page.
"I want to Jack…" you said with a low voice and laughed when you saw a funny picture from your album. "I'm just worried about my parents." You added. "I can't think about what they'll feel if I just disappeared." You closed the photo album and rest it on the bed. Glancing at the young guardian, you saw him took out a small red bag and noticed it.
"Here, just hold on to this." He said as he put the bag in the palm of your hand.
"Jack…" you said cordially and he abruptly glanced at you,
She who destroys the lightfirst seedShe who destroys the light5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Darling, you and I both know
in a better world I could be your Lethe
wrap around you, drown you
that ever tried to bring your fate down on you.
Still if I picked up the pieces
I'd hear their soft hum
the one shells moan for the sea
for even then there would be places in you
still not free.
Surely women must have learned by now
never to trust fruit.
A garden is a prison earned
and there is nothing satanic, nothing sacred
Yet when your body curls in on itself
seduced by not-seeds that need only thirst to root
you find your lips wet
and what might be blood or juice
becomes the same as sweat.
Your skin is singing
I swear, hymns to the colors
the way the world's ringing hurts your ears
the salt of the Dead Sea come alive in your tears
the smell only in the sky as the rain clears
the poppy-eyed bud people who spend years
walking around, faces turned toward the light
thrusting pomegranate crown
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 18Frozen Amethyst Chapter 182 years ago in Romance More Like This
Jack neatly slowed down and landed perfectly on the porch you both first met. You mean, when you spotted him sitting there and you screamed and both fell down. That memory always made you blush, as if falling on your bottom in front of him as embarrassing enough.
The white haired boy helped you off his back with his hand. After regaining your balance, you straightened your back and looked at him.
He noticed you and his eyebrows furrowed.
"Is something bothering you?"
You gulped, eager of his reaction to your upcoming question.
"I couldn't help but overhear a bit of your conversation back at North's place. You seemed pretty...mad. And Tooth said they took a few measures regarding Pitch, but she didn't mention them. I was just wondering...if...you know, you'd tell me?" You played with your hands, nervous.
His smile instantly faded and he looked down at the ice covered porch. He seemed to be choking up with his words.
What you had been fearing was threatening to become true. From h
For George Weasley Lovers - 2011For George Weasley Lovers - 20114 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You shiver slightly as you head up towards the old abandoned houses of the shrieking shack, glancing over your shoulder every now and then.
You have a strange feeling that you're being followed, and as you stop in front of the shrieking shack you can't help but glance up at it in fear.
You were meant to be meeting Ron and Hermione here, but by the looks of it they hadn't arrived yet.
Just then you hear footsteps behind you, and turning round you see Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle, all with sly smirks on their faces. You frown, and give a small shiver, eyeing them up uncertainly. You knew that Malfoy was most likely up to something.
"Why hello ______, fancy seeing you around here," Malfoy drawled, a sneer coming onto his face.
"What do you want Draco?" You ask coldly, you weren't in the mood to be messed around with, and you were feeling creeped out standing next to the shrieking shack, as you'd heard a lot of rumours about that place being haunted by very violent spirits.
"In a bad mood are