MercenaryMercenary7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The light glistened off her chest.
It reflected from the cold blue steel of her breastplate with the same glare that drifted from beneath her soft red bangs. The facade that she had to maintain was a pleasure, and a burden. She enjoyed it; the dance she played was fun. The curse was that she had to. Woman didn't exist in her line of work; not any with her level of skill, at least.
Jaquet removed her gauntlet with a silken grace that she added to most of her movements when she was in public.
Once again, she had to knock down someone's ego. It was sad that so many people needed to step up and test themselves with her. Why did everyone need to try to best her? Was her reputation and status so important to them that they needed to personally try and knock it down?
She knew why. She was a tool. People used her. In her profession and in most other aspects of her life. The other regulars of the pub coaxed the man into it. They knew what would happen to the newcomer; it had happened
German History Deutsche GeschichteGerman History Deutsche Geschichte3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Die Geschichte der Deutschen - The history of the Germans
5000-4000 BC: Coming from the Caucasus mountains or South Russia, the Indogermanics conquer Europe. Later on they will split up in different tribes: Germanics, Celts, Slavs, Romanics, Greeks, Illyrians, Thracians, Baltics and some more in the middle east. The so called Aryans (old indogermanic for "noble") are also an indogermanic tribe and they conquered the middle east and most of India.
2000 BC: Germanics, Slavs and Celts have still a rather similar culture, they have nearly the same gods, languages and symbols. But soon they will develope own cultures.
1000 BC: The Germanics are now an own ethnicity, they live in South Scandinavia and North Germany. Greek and Roman writers will form the word "Germanen", which was actually the name of a rather small tribe. Ger = spear, Mann = man, the Men with spears.
They have a natural religion and believe in Gods like Odin, Thor, Freia, Baldur, Loki and in mytho
The World Begins With YouThe World Begins With You7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A lots changed in this Shibuya and this Shibuyas changed a lot of people. Its a little embarrassing to say this but I was one of those people. I used to be a total ass to others and just shoved them away like yesterdays garbage. I didnt really give a damn about people and the only one I actually cared about was myself.
But a few months ago I entered this game. Hmph like it could even be called a game. Anyway, this game really changed how I looked at people. I started seeing the good in others and what certain things make their relationships with each other grow. During the game, I was partnered up with 3 different people. Shiki Misaki, Daisukenojo (he hates that name) Bito, and the composer himself, Joshua.
These three helped me look for what I was missing in myself. They helped me grow and I guess I helped them grow too. I owe a lot to them. I know Im still not the best person right now and Im still
We 4 DeadThere was a cold chill in the air outside. It whispered in though the windows and filled the dark corridor. Inside, there were eight cells, each one a converted animal holding pen. The humans liked to call them enclosures. It made them feel better about what they were doing, and made it seem more humane. But nothing could possibly be humane about what had happened here.We 4 Dead7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Something was up; 04 had been restless all day. This wasnt un-common, but it wasnt his usual restless. He seemed worried. He wasnt growling, he was just pacing up and down silently. He could sense something wasnt right. From across the hall, in a glass holding cell, 12 watched 04 pace up and down on all fours.
12 wasnt used to this part of the complex. Hed always been in sector seven, and he liked it there. The humans looked after him there, but this was different, and he didnt like it here at all. He didnt really like 04 either. He was no fun, and if 12 tried
D9 Fanfic[Chapter 1]D9 Fanfic6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"When are we going home?" Benjamin asked his father one afternoon. By this Ben meant the slums of District 9, not the faraway planet his family and bretheren came from twenty-eight years ago. Sasha knew this, and felt sorrow for the poleepkwa culture, as it seemed to be slipping away from the new generations' minds more and more each day.
"This is home now." he looked around at the clean tents, the lush grass...the barbed fence and posts filled with armed humans. "Is it not better than District 9?"
"I guess." Ben kicked an empty can. "I like scavenging, though. When is the mothership coming back?" the young poleepkwa asked as he looked at the empty sky.
Sasha only shook his head and there was silence between the two for a minute. "Gather your brothers." Benjamin ran off without a word. He skidded to a halt at the side of a tent where two little ones were in a scuffle. Ben was quick to pull them apart, scold the smaller one on the left, a yellow and black poleepkwa, t
ItalyXReader-Under My ProtectionItalyXReader-Under My Protection2 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Great job, (Name)," You muttered to yourself, sprinting even faster down the dark alleyway, "You managed to get someone chasing you while waiting for your freaking boyfriend and his brother to get some damn pasta."
A few minutes ago, you were waiting outside the local supermarket, waiting for your boyfriend, Feliciano, and his brother Lovino, to get the stuff to make dinner. While you were waiting, a man wearing a purple uniform had come up to you and started talking. To you he seemed a bit creepy, so you tried your best to avoid conversation, but he kept persisting. Eventually you told him to go away, rather rudely one might add, and he got quite angry. Before you knew it, he had pulled out a knife and began chasing you.
Way to go.
You could tell the man was getting closer, and you wanted to go faster, but you were already going as fast as you could go. This alleyway seemed to go on forever, and the fact that it was dark, and that you
I'm Anti FeministI’m antifeminist.I'm Anti Feminist2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
No, not because I’m a “woman hater” or in terrible self-denial, but because I’ve seen feminism, through actions and spoken word.
I’ve seen how the word ‘feminist’, or ‘feminism’, causes many to turn away in disgusts or to roll their eyes in a ‘here we go again’ manner.
I’ve seen the hypocrisy.
“We are not man haters.” Yet you slander the title of every man who dare rises against you, even with by hard work, he’s earned his position. You verbally assault, then play society’s victim, it’s getting old.
“We want equality.” Really, or do you want to be on top, do you want to rule the world? The word equality, is derived from the word ‘equal’. How can you scream for equality when you don’t even know how to be equal yourselves?
Learn to practice what you preach.
How can you force your beliefs onto someone when you don’t even li
Red ScreamsSmiling at me, shiny silver teethRed Screams3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Begging my wrist
For one chaste
Grinning at me, that evil smirk
Making my heart pound
So sharp so
I know I
And really I
Arm’s too full of blood
From attempts to
Join the stars.
Photo album of
My diary of my
I am still
We 4 Dead 2We 4 Dead 2We 4 Dead 27 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Light creeped in though cracks in the wooden boards of the patchwork house. The air was cold, damp and heavy again, just like before. Hed felt like this before. There was a musty smell that filled every gap of this place. The inhabits were gone. The army was gone. Everyone was gone. It was their home now.
Hunter tore through the house at lightning speed. He slid down the banister and landed on all fours outside the kitchen. He ran in, gently opened a drawer and inside found the stash of painkillers he had made. Selecting a bottle of pills at random, he took it and skipped back up the stairs and back into the master-bedroom.
Sat on the bed, he came back to the sorry, helpless sight hed seen so many times before.
It looked up at him though white, watery eyes; a massive puddle of filth and decay. He was subject 19; one of them. Hed met him on the tracks a few miles back a few days ago and the two of them had stuck together since. Anything to kill the loneline
InvisibleI'm invisible,Invisible2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everyone knows that.
I have not a presence,
I have not a voice,
I have not a reality,
I'm just not there.
It really isn't fun,
Because my emotions
My ideas, my thoughts,
My body, my being,
Is pushed around.
Maybe if I
Could open my mouth,
Could make myself talk,
Could make my
I would be seen.
But I cant,
So I'll disappear,
Go back to my world,
And not speak,
Not show emotion,
And be invisible
Ikurx - Ch 36Ikurx - Ch 368 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
By Kitteh and NeoFox
Rating: PG - 13
Warnings: Language, violence, romance
Pairings: Riku x Sora, Axel x Roxas
Disclaimer: Kingdom Hearts and characters belong to Square Enix and Disney
Summary: After the defeat of Organization XIII, Sora and Riku find happiness in the simplicity of a normal life. A year later King Mickey sends a summons that the fight with the Organization isn't truly done yet. Light. Dark. As long as either exists the battle is never over.
Beta: NeoFox and Kitteh
It had now been near a month since Saïx had been back. A month since he'd told his three cohorts to stay and wait for his return while he personally saw to it to retrieve Riku's Nobody.
The time spent prior to Saïx's leave had been spent tainting entire worlds, a sadistic enjoyment that never truly got old. But that was a primal existence brought on by their Heartless nature. They wanted what they always had, to be whole. And
forgetting how to sleeptake two.forgetting how to sleep2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
a week past the end of the world,
and there’s something therapeutic
about not caring. I must’ve
really messed up in another life. I
wake up shaking and forget to sleep
shaking and hold your hand, shaking,
remembering the moment I became
poison. I feel crazier than ever; cementhead’s
good and gone with his plastic wrists
and missing soul. the boy who entertains
his unfriendliest nightmares couldn’t
muster up enough innocence
to make it right. (today, he writes
a letter; dear Sophia, he tells me
it doesn’t get better. I’m
locked up for a crime I
didn’t commit. you did it,
Sophia. you built me
wrong.) but you know me,
I fell in love with a problem I
couldn’t fix, a boy blinded
who’s never seen the light.
He was a stormy violet but I
am cyan graying with age--
I spent most of my life dying,
and the rest of it wishing I
was someone else. they tell us
only god will see your ugly;
and the girl who swallowed
Making Utau Voice Sound NiceMaking Utau Voice Sound Nice4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
Here's Directions how to make a male voicebank sound good in UTAU. For female voices, just skip steps 2 and 3.
1)push Ctrl A on your keyboard (this will select everything and turn notes from blue to pink)
2)Click Menu (E)
3) Then Menu(N)
4) type in -12 and hit ok
5) right click any note
6) select bottom option on the menu
7) the second option down where you see a % sign type in 0 (next to word that says チジュレーション)
8) directly under that (in outline gray box area) press first button on the right (it says クリア）
9) click box next to BRE and hit space bar
10) click box next to Flags and hit space bar
11) click box next to STP and hit space bar
12) hit ok
13) click menu (T), then (U), then (C)
14) If you have never done this before, next to あ、い、う、え、お put a comma right after お and write a, e, i, o, u (with
When I Shall DieWhen I shall dieWhen I Shall Die2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I ask not for a coffin
To display my mortal body
To the Earth beneath.
I ask not for a funeral
A celebration of my life and memory
Though both would be soon forgotten
I ask not for roses nor lilies
To slowly rot away in coherence with me.
When I shall die
I merely ask for a stone
With my name etched onto its soul
And of this stone I beg,
To remember me
Remember I was here , that I existed,
For all eternity.
Jock!Popular!US X Nerd!Reader:Love Games 1Jock!Popular!US X Nerd!Reader:Love Games 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: WTF Has This World Come To?!
Time for another day at school! First, I have to shower, then get dressed,and off I go!
~~~~Time Skip! After Your Shower!~~~~
I chose to wear my Japanese Mario T-Shirt with Blue Skinny Jeans and bom bom bom bom my favorite hoodie of all time... MY RAINBOW DASH HOODIE! I wore this like everyday, and it's kinda baggy on me, but I didn't care. I just threw on some old converses and headed out the door, not without my domo plushie~! ( Shirt: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f0c3/ Hoodie: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/eee8/ )
UGH, I have school today! I don't want to because my math teacher, Mr. Goldstein freaking hounds me all the time about keeping my grades up and blah blah blah..
Smile for me - Chapter 1Chapter 1Smile for me - Chapter 16 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a calm and peaceful night where even the wind had ceased to let the soft silence take place in the air. Not a single sound, a single little noise dared to make itself present, fearing of breaking this delicious peace walking around in the streets of the city. The air was warm, the temperature perfect and still. No signs of a single soul, of a single life were even seen outside of the buildings lined up in the street. Everything was perfectly still, as if time itself had frozen. There was not a single leaf to quiver, not a single blade of grass to shake. To embellish this very quiet scene, the bright and big pool of silvery water just above served as one of the only source of light in the entire city; the other being the million fireflies in this abyss that was as pure as black ink. There was no other source of light, but they were enough. Anyone who would have decided to disrupt the calmness outside to take a walk would have seen almost as perfectly as the day.
Why Does the Witch Cry?: StoryHer name was Sunny.Why Does the Witch Cry?: Story7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She was seventeen years old, and already the sort of beautiful that would have lasted forever. She was an accomplished gymnast and dancer, and had a remarkably haunting singing voice that landed her the lead in her school musicals each year. She got good grades, dressed appropriately, had perfect blonde hair, snowy white skin, and bright blue eyes. Her teachers loved her, she got along with everyone, and never once stopped smiling. Her father was a pastor and raised her to be a good Christian, and she spread love and compassion graciously. Her parents were proud.
She was born on Christmas Eve, and endured being dressed as an angel year after year. She loved the Christmas spirit, and at the age of four, belted forth an incredible rendition of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" at both her preschool and church, bringing warmth and joy to people in her city. She started school smoothly, waving a h
Basic German SentencesBasic German SentencesBasic German Sentences5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Guten Morgan - Good morning
Guten Tag - Good day/ Hello
Guten Abend - Good evening
Gute Nacht - Good night
Aufwiedersehen - Until next time
Aufwiederhören - Until we speak again (said on the telephone)
Tschüs - Bye
Bis später - See you later
Bis bald - See you soon
Bis Morgan - See you tomorrow
Bitte - Please
Danke - Thank you
Danke schön - Thank you kindly
Bitte schön - You're welcome
Es tut mir leid - I'm sorry
Entschuldigung - Pardon me/ Excu
6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Climax6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Climax6 Steps to Writing Your Story's Climax9 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
Don't pity meDon't pity me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't pity me
Don’t pity me.
When you see that I am blind.
But pity those who can see with their eyes,
Pity those who are blind to their surrounding, their path,
Their future, their present, their past,
They are blinded by lies.
Don’t pity me.
When you hear that I am deaf.
But pity those who can hear with their ears,
Pity those who cannot hear Mother Nature’s song,
Their words, their story, their poem.
They are deafened by their fears.
Don’t pity me.
When you walk to my wheelchair,
But pity those who are free to walk the world will not,
Pity those who are planted on the dark rock,
Unable to move, to reach, to grab, to go.
They are paralyzed with shock- they’re shot.
Don’t pity me.
When you speak to me.
But pity those who can speak but have no voice,
Pity those who have no say, n
SpainxReader: ClaustrophobicSpainxReader: Claustrophobic4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You snapped your phone shut with a sharp click
Somehow, your best friend Antonio had managed to persuade you to go to a fancy dance with him. It wasn't like a date or anything, or so you kept trying to convince yourself, it was just a friendly invitation, right? No matter how hard you tried, you couldn't help but be nervous. Mainly it was because you were crazy about your friend. I mean, what girl wouldn't be? He was kind, funny, charming, and, face it, he was the hottest guy for miles...
You shook your head and walked to your closet to find a dress to wear. He wouldn't like you anyway...you were just friends...
The second thing that made your stomach flip when he had asked you was your terrifying fear of crowds. You had a serious case of claustrophobia, and he knew that. Still...
"C'mon! I'm sure if you just come to the party and enjoy yourself, you'll be fine!"
You shuddered, remembering his words and pulled out a simple short black strapless and went to change and get ready.