BTC - Man of Steel
Released in 2013 under the direction of Zach Snyder ("300," "Watchmen," "Sucker Punch") on a budget of $225 million with distribution through Warner Bros.; "Man of Steel" is the 6th theatrical film adaptation (I'm not counting "Supergirl") based off of the 1938 release of Action Comics #1, Superman has since his first publication become a cultural American icon for his tagline of "fighting for truth, justice and the American Way." The first feature film to star this comic book hero was the 1978 Richard Donner film, "Superman: The Movie." By today, it's considerably dated, but it still remains a ground-breaking spark in cinema for these of special effects to create the illusion of Superman flying and grabbing things with his strength as well as kick-starting interest of the Superhero film genre. But the 80's wasn't very kind to Superman, giving forth to some rather lousy movies and only continuing on from then, giving some embarrassingly bad Superman video ga
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"Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating."
-Karl Von Clausewitz
A mysteriously cloaked short figure made its way through the market square. This figure walked slow, careful to avoid being seen by the battle droids patrolling the city. The Separatist army had taken control of the planet Yssubed 7 about a week ago; they were searching for a Republic listening outpost where it was rumored to be hiding. They had been searching the entire planet and had found nothing. But their cruel leader refused to leave until he confirmed the rumor. This figure heard of this leader's cruelty but never learned of his name. The figure only heard the battle droids refer to him as, "The General". The figure shook its head about this nonsense, it had a mission and it was determined to find a trader named Thump Icky if it was going to get what it was looking for.
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"Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory."
The Eve probe sat there on the ground paralyzed with fear; the ominous figure above her continued to stare her down with his piercing yellow eyes, keeping a close eye on her.
"General Grievous!" called out a Battle Droid Elite. Her circuits froze with fear upon hearing that name. He must have been "The General" that the battle droids were talking about; the word Grievous just fit his appearance, he looked like someone who was willing to inflict large amounts of pain and torture upon anybody who got in his way. The droid walked up to the intimidating general keeping his menacing eye on her, the Eve probe could tell that the battle Droid Elite was just as nervous as she was being around this frightening leader.
"Sir, we've found the rumored listenin
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"People should not be imprisoned without having the ability to challenge the legality of that imprisonment."
The Eve probe eventually opened her eyes some time later. She tried to recall what had happened when she tried to put her hand to her head and she realized her hands were shackled together. She panicked as she got up from the ground and looked about her. She saw that was no longer on the planet's surface but inside one of the Confederate space battleships. She could tell it was a battleship from it's design, and how she knew it was Confederate? Well, 10 lucky guesses, the first 9 don't count. Battle droids marched along the hanger, taking in supplies and just patrolling.
Her shackles were large, they prevented her from being able to form her arm into a gun, they were also connected to a cord that was being held by to Super Battle droids. Her awkening shook the cord, alerting the droids she had awa
EEXGG crackfic ch. 10EEXGG crackfic ch. 105 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"The essence of lying is in deception, not in words."
A group of Jawas walked through to the terminal to board the next hovercraft off the planet. Expectedly, there were droids that checked each passenger going through, the group of cloaked figures kept moving forward, talking to themselves in their own little chatter. They were eventually stopped by a droid with red stripes on his armor.
"Halt, what is the purpose of entering though here?" it asked with assertion in its mechanical voice. The leader of the Jawas chattered that they were here to help pick up a friend who had been returned to them after working many years on a mining barge. The guards looked at each of the little cloaked creatures and looked at their hidden faces but they managed to see their yellow eyes, after a few more minutes, they were cleared to enter and they made their way over to Transport 4, they all looked around to make sure no droids were watching as they opened a hidden door and one of t
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"When there is no peril in the fight, there is no glory in the triumph."
-Transmission recovered. Continue emitting-
"Hands up! You're coming with us!" commanded the Battle Droid Elite. Almost on cue, someone fired a shot that hit one of the droids; this caused a firefight to occur. The droids opened fire on anybody in the room; the smart ones in the room went for cover, these smart ones included the Eve probe and Thump Icky. They made cover for the rock formations that stuck out from the ground as lasers flew past their heads, the Eve probe's cover was enough to keep her hidden from harm, Thump was a bit unlucky, his cover didn't fit his size, only if luck was on his size would he be able to escape this onslaught.
"Do something Miss Eve!!" he yelled out over the sound of blaster fire.
"Why?" She called back to him.
"The Republic can't lose this listening post! You have to help us fight back!"
"And I should care at all why?" she looked at him quizzically.
"We had a
EEXGG Crackfic ch. 18"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."EEXGG Crackfic ch. 185 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
For almost 3 days, Grievous would knock on the door to his own room, protesting to Eve to open the door and let him. Occasionally his anger would get him to try to cut the door open with his lightsabers but he only found himself in the range of Eve's gun. He tried all the lovey stuff that was in the records but none of them worked. Sidious was especially impatient upon hearing that the General failed to acquire the blueprints to her weapon but not even Sidious' force abuse could hurt Grievous as much as Eve's words.
Every time he tried to apologize, explain what happened or make it up to her, she would always angrily yell out something towards him, mostly something that made him sound like a horrible monster. He could never look at his own face in the mirror from these comments, she called him a horrible lying and tr
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-Transmission found, continuing transmitting-
As if her day could get any worse; it did. The General took her into a large room with complicated and complex machinery, strapped her down to a table where Battle Droid medics violated her. Well, by that, what they really did was just open her compartment and examine the inside of her compartment but she saw it as violating her personal privacy. They put their hands in her compartment and pulled out just organic samples; she hoped and prayed that they wouldn't find the ship routes inside. Some time passed when the General came up to check on their progress.
"What have you uncovered from her?" He spoke to the head Medic Droid in his usual raspy voice.
"We uncovered a lot of organic sampling, sir. Plant leaves, plant roots, alien hair, alien flesh-"
"Our bio-detectors just say it's mainly animal."
"Is that really all this probe is carrying?"
"So much as we've uncovered. I believe she was just pass
EEXGG crackfic ch. 17"Each betrayal begins with trust."EEXGG crackfic ch. 175 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She awoke from her slumber as she sat up in a large bed. She pondered how she got into this large bed as she went back into her thoughts again to try to remember what had happened. She recalled lasers, tons of lasers, flying past her head and then rushing out to hit a figure. Wait, that was too far back, she tried go forward and she got to being onboard a ship, she recalled the captain, seeing him beaten and damaged then she went into an escape pod, heard some noise, the captain came into the pod, they escaped and then
Now she recalled, her screen brightened pink remembering what she and the General did was it night or midday? She didn't care, her focus was on the sensations and the astounding pleasure she experienced with Grievous. She leaned back into bed, sighing and swooning to herself from the memory of her time with him. She placed her arms on the pillows o
EEXGG crackfic ch. 11"Things do not change; we change."EEXGG crackfic ch. 115 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
-Henry David Thoreau
The musical whir of the engines relaxed the prisoner greatly. She sat there, eyes closed, as she listened to the whir of the engines as though she were listening to a symphony. There was the occasional onlooker to check on her but they were mostly technicians asking what she was doing in the engine room; her response was the same; "The General allowed me permission down here." They asked no further question from her.
The General was a harsh, cruel, heartless and fearsome military commander. She was his prisoner two months ago, whom he tortured daily for information accusing her of a being a spy for The Union. She escaped his clutches and managed to hide herself for an entire month before he eventually found her and recaptured her. But since then, huge changes seemed to come about from him.
First off, what used to be a routine of being
EEXGG crackfic ch. 16"Confidence...thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live."EEXGG crackfic ch. 165 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
"We're getting heavy fire on the starboard side!"
"Forward all unused power to the Starboard guns! Increase port side shielding! Where's the captain for Christ's sake?!"
"They're within our radar; they will be docking within 3 minutes."
"Excellent! Until then; put all unused engine power to our forward shielding and send more Tri-Fighters out! We have to keep the General safe until he arrives!"
"Ma'am; we still have hundreds of vultures on the hull of the ship, why not send them out to fight?" a white probe wearing a make-shift commander's cloak got out of her seat, her blue eyes almost seemed to be shouting.
"Absolutely not! Those Vultures are what is keeping the damned V-Wings off us; we'll only send them out if it's needed for an escape. Understand Maggot?!"
"Y-yes Miss Probe." the lowly battle dr
EEXGG Crackfic ch. 15"In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins."EEXGG Crackfic ch. 155 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
-Ulysses S. Grant
"What do mean you're disappointed?" said General Grievous. The holographic image of his old master illuminated in blue but unlike usual, Count Dooku had his arms crossed and his hypnotic and weary eyes showed deep disappointment.
"General; I give you much praise for winning against an all-odds fight but you are missing the point. It has been three weeks since you recovered your escaped prisoner but you've sent nothing about her weapon." He said in his strong and hair-rising voice.
"I- I have tried, master. It's been complicated; she won't tell me-"
"You mean to say you haven't tried, Grievous. My master is sorely disappointed in your failure Grievous " the General kept quiet as a chill went through his body.
The Count's boss was far more frightening and intimidating than 5 of the Counts combined. Apart from his appearance; there was this
EEXGG crackfic ch. 14"If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were."EEXGG crackfic ch. 145 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A violent explosion awoke Eve. She sat up in her queen-sized bed and looked around the room. She recalled that General Grievous came into her room, they talked, they laughed, they danced for a bit to a song she had recorded (but with better quality and she actually knew what it was called this time; "Moonlight Serenade" it was called by some dead guy who played music; or so Grievous said that's who it was), they sat on the bed, they kissed and then they slept. Was there anything sexual that happened? She thought. She went through her memories of a few hours back; no, they just fell asleep on the same bed; the first time she had ever done that with a male. But waking up to an explosion to find the male she fell asleep with; that never happened before. Did he leave her or did this attack happen while she was asleep and he left to take
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"A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow"
-George S. Patton
Defeated, humiliated and her confidence bitterly shattered; she hung there on the wall, her arms were placed in more stranger shackles that covered her entire hand and arms, up to where her 'shoulders' would have been. One on her left and right arm, these two locked restraints had been attached to different sides of the walls while she was hung in midair from her arms. In front of her behind the energy wall, stood her captor and his master. Her captor was appropriately named General Grievous, his master, was named Count Dooku. She, not one hour ago, had made a desperate and futile attempt to escape Grievous' clutches; she ultimately failed, resulting in being utterly humiliated and shattering her pride. Since Grievous had retaken her, she had her head down, her focus was on the floor, she didn't care anymore, even when Grievous took her arms and locked them in the arm res
EEXGG crackfic ch. 13"The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep."EEXGG crackfic ch. 135 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
-Edgar Watson Howe
Another boring day onboard the Malevolence, well, boring to the crew. The General seemed to be the only one who didn't seem to be too bored. In fact, for nearly two weeks since the recapturing of the dangerous prisoner, the General had been spending a lot of time with the prisoner. Some of the technicians had overheard the General and the prisoner walking through the halls of the ship just talking. Their conversations were mostly on the same subject; the prisoner's home planet or something like that, the technicians feared to have the General catch them overhearing and tear their heads off so they would always pretend to be focusing on their work but they would secretly overhear.
The two walked through the hall. It was kinda questionable to see the prisoner without a prison uniform o
EEXGG crackfic ch. 19"The will to overcome a passion is in the end merely the will of another or several other passions"EEXGG crackfic ch. 195 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Segav lay on his side, coughing exhaustedly. The negative energy was getting worse and it was slowly killing him more and more. The negative energy was slowly damaging his organs and was reaching towards his heart. At this point, he wouldn't have minded Transience to come by and tell a joke, even a bad one, but he hadn't seen him for over a month.
Dying was lonely.
But he had to perservere, his plan was coming closer to taking action. He had picked his replacement but he had to wait for the opportunity for him. He weakly waved his hand over the orb again as the image of the future met his weak eyes. He saw the one he intended standing amongst 3 others. They pulled out their weapons on an old man, dressed in fine robes. The old man showed his own weapon and attacked them. He knew that this was to be his replacement
EEXGG Crackfic ch. 8EEXGG Crackfic ch. 85 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality."
-Joyce Carol Oates
"I got to get out of here " she thought to herself. Looking out the window of her own private room, the ship overlooked a lush planet. She could tell just from looking at it, it was rich with plant life; she could be down there collecting samples instead of being locked and cooped up here all the time.
True as it was, her request for her own room was granted by an aggravated and huffy General Grievous. She was grateful that she didn't have to wear shackles inside her room but she couldn't leave outside her room by means of the door, for outside stood two Super Battle Droids. If she even wanted to leave her room, the guards would contact Grievous to get approval from him. She couldn't even attempt blasting a hole in the wall of her room, for outside waited several Vulture battle ships that would react if anything occurred around that wall. So, she mo
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"Living at risk is jumping off a cliff and building your wings on the way down."
She couldn't take it anymore. She was sick of this damned place. She needed to get out and lucky for her, she had a plan to do so.
Nearly a week had passed since the Eve probe had been taken prisoner under the cruel General Grievous. Every day, he lived up to his name as he interrogated her for information he presumed she had about the Republic and any secrets they had. She only gave her name, serial number and directive; she disclosed nothing else, not that it mattered since she had no ties whatsoever to the Republic. But the holochip containing information about the Confederacy's battle star liner movements that was found in her compartment ended her here onboard the Malevolence.
3 times a day he took her out of her cell to interrogate her for an hour. He would ask questions like "what the Rep
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"Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life."
The Eve probe just hung there in her empty cell, hung up by her arms that were clasped tightly in restraints. She was given smaller doses of power for her battery than before and her "Oliver Twist act" wasn't even fooling the Super battle Droids that replaced her previous prison guards. From how she was treated, she was practically just waiting for Nurse Ratched to come around and lobotomize her, but even THAT would be merciful. She knew they probably never let her out again after that little fiasco; unless Grievous came around to beat her senseless over getting the same thing again-
"Well, Speak of the Devil " she thought to herself as the energy shield in front of her came down and in stepped Grievous. He
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"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."
"N-No...please God no..." she uttered in shock. The Jedi climbed back up the ledge he was hanging from. He threw the gun away looking disgusted, stared at Grievous' burnt corpse for a bit before he ran off to join the clones.
He failed to even sense Eve's presence.
She still couldn't believe it. She finally forced herself to stop staring as her hand knocked the switch that released the latch and she finally was free as she hastily flew out of the ship, abandoning the package left inside, to be with Grievous. As she flew to Grievous, she lifted his head, black charred imprints were all that was left, no yellow haunting eyes that showed mystery and adoration, they were gone. His eye sockets were empty and charred, there was no heartbeat. She refused to accept this.
"Grievous. Grievous...wake up...it's me..."
His mechanical shell made not a word.
But she ref
EEXGG Crackfic ch. 12"I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; a stage where every man must play a part, and mine is a sad one"EEXGG Crackfic ch. 125 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The elderly and wrinkled troglodyte coughed violently once again into its third arm. It's getting worse, far worse, thought the troglodyte, for this was his 9th violent cough he had dealt with within an hour. By that point, the Energy wouldn't flow as well, if the Energy didn't flow, neither would the Cloriants and the Cloriants inside everyone and everything would die. Damned negative Energy, it thought to itself. Fact was, the Energy was what was keeping it alive but lately the Energy throughout the galaxy was being polluted with this evil and cruel negative Energy that mixed in with its body was slowly killing the troglodyte. It had hoped to correct this by full-filling a prophesy that someone born from the Energy would come to bring order to the galaxy but it knew that this 'chosen one' would first turn to evil before full-filling this promise.