A Treatise on Procrastination.A Treatise on Procrastination: The Art, The Science, The Magic.
Procrastination, is a very unique skill, unlike anything else you can put your mind to. It is an art, a science, an act of magic.
Well, kind of. It's something that only certain people can get away with. People can procrastinate forever.
Metamorphosis (Chapter 5)Metamorphosis (Chapter 5)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When we finally broke from the hug, my hair fell into my face and I groaned in anger. Mom looked at me with concern.
“What’s wrong dear?” I yanked my hair back and snarled.
“I can’t stand all of this hair Mom…it keeps getting in my way.” Mom laughed and ran her fingers through the strands.
“Well, we can’t cut it…but perhaps we can keep it out of your face. Would you like me to do that for you?” I nodded.
“Yeah, anything!” Mom walked me to my bed and sat me down on it. She walked behind me and knelt down on my bed behind me. She wrapped her hands around my hair and pulled it back. She fished for something in her pants pocket and then continued pulling on my hair.
“I haven’t done this since I was quite young…but I think I still remember how to do this.” I glanced back at her in suspicion. What was she talking about? However, I really didn’t want to offend Mom anymore, so I shrug
Metamorphosis (Chapter 4)Metamorphosis (Chapter 4)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Is everything alright, dear?” Mom asked. I didn’t answer her right away. I was too busy thinking and trying not to focus on the events of the day.
After what felt like an hour of sitting in a hair salon, mom was finally driving me home. I couldn’t help but feel the weight of my own head as it felt like my hair now seemed so…different. The salon lady had been nice I suppose. When we walked in she was very friendly and asked if I’d ever been there before, and then took me back to get my hair done. I didn’t exactly know what to expect of course, but I wasn’t sure how to feel about the outcome. They pulled on it, washed it, combed it, pampered it, there were times where I thought my hair would be pulled out or something, but in the end, it was not. When they showed me what I looked like, I was kind of in awe. It wasn’t done up in any special way, but it looked a lot cleaner and it looked softer…clearly more feminine. I think sh
Metamorphosis (Chapter 7)Metamorphosis (Chapter 7)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was already awake before my mom was. I was anxious and fidgety, I couldn’t have slept if I wanted to. I was going back to school! I’d finally get to see what people really thought of me! The thought alone was enough to excite me…but at the same time I felt a twinge of dread. I was still a girl…and I couldn’t go back to school and try to explain who I was. I would still have to go under the disguise of my cousin Cheryl. The sun hadn’t quite risen in the sky, and I didn’t know if I was excited or terrified of when it finally came up.
“No use waiting around, I guess.” I muttered to myself. I walked to my drawers and pulled out some clothes. I was still wearing a bra and panties but I needed to find something suitable to wear to school. The truth was that I was starting to get used to girls clothes. They weren’t that odd to put on anymore. With that said, I still wasn’t fully fond of putting them on. If I was going back
Windfall - Part 1Caramel's voice sounded from deep in the closet by the door, his mellow tan hindquarters the only thing visible as he rooted about, his brown tail lashing in mild agitation. "Sweetheart, do you know where I put my umbrella?"Windfall - Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pinkie Pie's chipper voice called out over a faint clattering from the direction of the kitchen. "You left it hanging on the coat pegs by the back door."
The earth pony stallion backed out of the closet and trotted across the empty tile floor of Sugarcube Corner and disappeared through a swinging door marked "Employees Only". A couple of moments later his plaintive call came from the store room. "Aw, now where did I leave my rain slicker? It was just here yesterday!"
Pinkie's voice in the kitchen chirped in reply. "On the rack in the bathroom, remember? From when Snails brought Gummy over from Froggy Bottom Bog for his weekly bath!"
"Oh right, how could I forget?" Came the stallion's mildly pained reply as he cantered out of the back room shaking his head, an umbre
Windfall - Part 7The ponies gathered in the parlor of the farmhouse at Sweet Apple Acres sat in silence, too anxious to talk but still drawing comfort from each other's presence.Windfall - Part 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Caramel shared the love seat with Pinkie Pie, gamely trying to sip his coffee or take a bite of a pfeffernusse without spilling or getting crumbs all over due to his fiancee's relentless oscillations.
The pink mare herself was looking a tad green around the gills, and was uncharacteristically uninterested in any of the apple based baked goods freely on tap in the kitchen.
Rarity huddled on the couch wrapped in a rustic quilt, her mane bound up in a red and white checked towel, a cup of tea cooling on a barrel converted into an end table next to her. She was looking a bit peaked herself, her deep blue eyes never settling for long on any particular point in the room, although whether it was from her recent ordeal or simply from being immersed up to her horn in the Apple family's down home country decor she declined to say.
Windfall - Part 6Spike the dragon lounged in a nearly pony sized basket next to Twilight Sparkle's desk in the office shared by several of Canterlot U's junior faculty and student teachers, seemingly flipping lazily through an advanced and esoteric tome of magical theory.Windfall - Part 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In truth, he was perusing the four color panels of the latest issue of Thunderpony tucked neatly into the pages of the larger book. He'd picked up a lot in his years as the lavender unicorn's assistant, and knew how to choose books to get the best startled double takes from any students or faculty who happened to pass by.
His stomach rumbled a bit, and he glanced at the somnolently ticking grandfather clock that stood by the door, noticing that Princess Celestia's beaming portrait on the dial had been replaced by Princess Luna's shyly smiling visage.
As the comic book he read wrapped up on a cliffhanger, he began to mutter petulantly under his breath. "Is this it for our hero? Will Thunderdragon ever... eat... again... Will the nefari
Raised Again (Chapter 1)Raised Again (Chapter 1)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
James was sitting silently on the park bench. The weather was sunny and a light breeze was blowing silently past his face. He had a habit of always keeping his surroundings in mind, as he could never tell if something could be happening that he’d want to see or be a part of. James stretched and leaned back a little, and looked around again, to see if he could spot Rachel. Rachel was his really close friend who was in college with him. They used to hang out all the time, but due to all the work they’ve had, he’s been unable to see her. Today would be the first day in a few weeks that he’d gotten to see her.
“James!” James spun around to see Rachel standing behind him, smiling kindly. She was a little shorter than James with long dark hair and an oriental look to her. She had dark, almond shaped eyes, and a friendly expression.
“Hey, Rachel!” James beamed, turning around and hugging Rachel happily. “How’re you?”
Metamorphosis (Chapter 6)Metamorphosis (Chapter 6)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Wake up, dear.” Mom whispered, shaking my shoulder slightly.
“I’ve been awake, mom.” I answered groggily. The truth was that I had gotten very little sleep last night. My mind had been full of upsetting thoughts and nightmares. Ever since that afternoon when I had come to the conclusion that I had brought my whole predicament down on myself, I had been wondering if there was any way for me to be a boy again. It’s not like this was some kind of scientific thing, or some odd sickness that could be treated…this was something that I couldn’t comprehend or understand. Was it the work of God? Was it karma? Could it be some mischievous fairy had been flying by and just wanted to mess around with me? Whatever it was, I didn’t know.
I had been up all night praying and wishing until the tears running down my face, dripped onto my bed sheets and stained them. I begged for whatever had done this to me to change me back…and though I wai
Windfall - Part 8A pair of pegasi lounged on a terrace outside the VIP suite at Madison Mare Gardens, looking down at the busy street in front of the stadium's main gates. Down below, a cyan pegasus mare with a multicolored mane and tail stood with folded wings amongst a throng of colts and fillies, looking for all the world like a swan swimming in a lake of swirling manes, tails, stubby horns, and small fluttering wings. She was dressed in a sweat stained, form fitting blue and yellow bodysuit with jagged lightning motifs, the signature uniform of the celebrated Wonderbolts Stunt Flying team.Windfall - Part 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shootin' Star popped a grape from a nearby fruit tray into his mouth and cast a scathing glance at the spectacle below. "Just lookit' that show boatin' glory hog down thar." He muttered, his Appleloosan drawl more pronounced than usual. "She just cain't git enough, can she?"
The lean, blaze yellow mare reclining on a deck chair next to him shook her head, ruffling her fiery orange mane, and chuckled, fixing the y
Neko: A Cat's Tail - Part 1/2Neko: A Cat’s TailNeko: A Cat's Tail - Part 1/23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Author's Note: This is a sequel to the story "Neko". A link to that story can be found in the description.
Soft mewing sounds filled the air around me, and I couldn’t help but smile. I gently licked the heads of my kittens as they happily fed from my milk. There wasn’t a runt in my litter, and I had no greater desire than to continue being a mother to my sweet, sweet children.
Yet… something felt off. Why did I have kittens? Wasn’t I a woman? The world began to distort as I brought a paw to my eyes…
Neko: A Feline Finale - Part 2/3Neko: A Feline Finale - Part 2Neko: A Feline Finale - Part 2/33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After an enjoyable day at school, I managed to get enough sleep that night to be able to walk to John’s house with him the next day. Just like my house, his was within walking distance, but from a different direction. Occasionally, we’d meet in the middle on the way to school and finish the journey together.
I liked going to John’s house, for more reasons than just him. He owned many pets, although only his Rottweiler and three cats had free reign of the house. In various cages throughout the house, I’d found a hamster, a ferret, a snake, two birds, and even a couple of mice! I’m proud to say that I’ve resisted my urges to try and eat them. His dog, however… sometimes scared me to death. He was one of those rare dogs that got along splendidly with cats, and I knew that, but something about dogs just made me want to run for the hills. Or the nearest door.
When we finally got inside the front door,
Neko: A Feline Finale - Part 3/3Neko: A Feline Finale - Part 3Neko: A Feline Finale - Part 3/33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When I finally woke up, everything instantly snapped into focus. I was in my bed, still wearing my dress. Was I really that out of it last night? The events of that night replayed in my head as I slid myself out of bed. Kate kissed me… no, it was more than a kiss. So much more. But then she ran away! Tears began to fill my eyes as countless fears about our friendship surged into my head. I stumbled my way downstairs, not even bothering to get out of my wrinkled dress. I just needed a hug. A lot of hugs. Mom didn’t even have time to say good morning before I crushed myself into her. She stopped whatever she was doing to gently hold me as I cried.
“We were so worried about you, Nicole,” she cooed, “you were so unresponsive last night…”
“I’m sorry,” I choked.
“Do you think you can finish telling us what happened?” she asked softly.
“Kate kissed me…”
Raised Again (Chapter 8)Raised Again (Chapter 8)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We got home late that night, and I was still exhausted. I didn’t want to move and I certainly didn’t want to struggle. So, I silently went along with whatever torture that Rachel and her family had in store for me. As they took me home, Rachel sang me a lullaby in Korean. I didn’t mind…in all honesty, it was quite comforting. When we got home, I was taken into the den for a bath. This was a little embarrassing, but I was too tired to cry or fight it. Rachel actually started to get a little concerned when I didn’t do anything in protest to what they were doing to me.
“Are you alright, James?” She asked.
“I’m fine…” I thought. The truth was that I wasn’t fine. As the evening wore on, I began to come to grips with a current predicament. What did I know? I knew that I was a baby…an infant. I also knew that the wishing well somehow had done this to me. What else? I knew that I still had my mental maturit
The Scout and the Crab Chp.5Chapter 5 - Meet the Spycrab.The Scout and the Crab Chp.55 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Scout let out a groggy moan as he opened his eyes, only to be blinded by the fluorescent lights of the medical bay. The side of his neck ached from the needle the Medic injected him with and his head throbbed with a splitting headache. He tried sitting up, but he ached all over and just let himself fall back into the bed.
"What the heeeeell?!" he groaned loudly, rubbing his temple to relive the headache.
"Oh!" It the Medic who responded, appearing momentarily by his bedside. "You are awake. How are you feelink?"
"What the hell did you do to me, doc?" demanded the Scout as he turned his head to face the older man. The Medic didn't reply immediately; he was almost hesitant. He tried to speak, but would stop, almost like he was trying to find the right words.
"Exhaustion!" he announced. "You have exhausted your body and mind, Herr Scout.
Windfall - Bonus ChapterEPILOGUE:Windfall - Bonus Chapter4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They visited for only a short while, whispering heartfelt congratulations and blessings on the infant foal, before Cabbage Leaf and Granny Smith shooed everyone out so the little family could take their rest.
Windfall was wrapped in a soft blanket and laid in a beautiful crib that the younger Apple sister had constructed out of the family's namesake wood, the fragrant planks sanded to such smoothness that they felt like silk to the hoof. Apple Bloom beamed with pride to see her niece nestle in with another precious sigh, as Applejack smiled and ruffled her little sister's mane.
Big Macintosh and Fluttershy climbed back onto the bed together after the lights in the room were lowered, sharing a kiss as Granny Smith gently closed the door.
The aged matriarch of the Apple Clan said her thanks to Cabbage Leaf and slipped her a bag of bits, that the stocky earth pony in turn cheerfully split between herself, Nurse Redheart, and Zecora. Their business concluded, the midwife, herbali
Passing Fancy ch.2Passing FancyPassing Fancy ch.25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Note: As it turns out, I'm usually wrong when I give estimates of how long my fics will be, so this one will cap off (I think) at three chapters. It was just too much fun torturing Scorpion to end it at just two.
Anyhow, here's chapter 2. Enjoy, and remember that reviews are always love!
Passing Fancy ch.2
The next morning, Shang Tsung found himself interrupted in the middle of breakfast when he heard the door slam open. He raised his head, stopping in mid-chew at the sight of a stern-looking Kitana standing at the head of the table.
Wondering what he'd done this time, he swallowed and gave her an oily smile.
"How can I be of service, princess?"
Her hardened expression didn't change.
"What did you do to Mileena?"
He blinked innocently. "Nothing the emperor did not command. Why?"
"Don't play dumb, sorcerer," Kitana snapped, hands fisting by her sides. "She's completely changed. Ever since that surgery, she's been..."
Shang Tsung raised an eyebrow
2 demon's lust sebastian x reader x ceil~There Was A Boy, A Very Strange Enchanted Boy~2 demon's lust sebastian x reader x ceil4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You were now sitting in your new room a bit confused. You wondered why you'd needed a new room, one especially close to Sebatian's. You looked around, seeing all of your belonging neatly placed everywhere. You went around and light each candle that was placed at every corner or the room.
"This is strange" you huffed.
"Oh well, no use in complaining about it....i AM close to Sebatian's room so if i need anything i can always ask him for something right?" you said with a slight smile.
You were happy, you wouldn't let anyone know it but you were.
"I'd best be going to sleep soon.."
In the morning you woke up to a loud banging on your door.
"Alright, Alright I'm coming!" you shouted hurrying to get dressed.
"No need ___ I will just come in" you heard a familiar voice on the other side say.
The door opened to show a very exhausted Ciel come in.
You felt embarassed, you weren't fully dressed, still in your night gown for him to see.
Luna's Best Night Ever: 3Luna pulled the last of the confetti from her mane and tail. She sighed and tossed it over the side of the chariot, watching the colorful paper drift away. Celestia had given her a proper sending off, complete with banners saying things like "Do your best!" and "Go, Luna, go!" Luna wondered whether her sister was using her pranks and outrageousness as a coping mechanism or a punishment. Possibly both, she mused, a hoof resting on the suitcase where her own coping mechanism lay. She had insisted that Abby's suitcase remain by her side for the duration of the trip and managed to keep even Celly from seeing inside it.Luna's Best Night Ever: 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was somewhat saddening to think about for too long at once and Luna attempted to distract herself with mental games. She counted the clouds and imagined what object their shapes represented. Surely there was an artist among the weather patrol, because each fluffy lump of white was carefully sculpted into a delicate floral arrangement. The trails of vapor connecting each o
Luna's Best Night Ever: 4The punch was cool and refreshing, if a little bland. Luna sipped it slowly and watched the other ponies at the party as they chatted and played. The music, some new style called "pop" that she had never heard of, was playing loudly and served as the backdrop for the event. The cheerful melodies reflected the happiness that everypony else was feeling. Luna finished her glass and refilled it for the third time, taking another bite from one of the cupcakes forming a neat stack on her plate. They were much too sweet for her taste but she continued to eat them in small, refined nibbles.Luna's Best Night Ever: 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The moment everypony had seen her enter Luna's instincts told her to run. Instead the sudden shock of being in the spotlight had frozen her in place, sitting on the floor and unable to budge.
"Luna? Are you OK?"
She needed a way to escape the situation or shift focus away from her. Her mind searched for answers while her eyes scanned the room.
"Is something wrong? Oh! I didn't ask if you have a heart cond
Raised Again (Chapter 5)Raised Again (Chapter 5)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up the next morning feeling very refreshed…something was off. Normally when I wake up in the mornings, I’m always exhausted and unwilling to get up. However, my body felt stronger and I felt more awake than normal. I also felt…small.
“What’s going…oh yeah…I’m a baby.” I had almost forgotten that I had become a baby yesterday. I was still in my padded diaper and I was laying on a big, fluffy pillow on a giant bed. Nobody was in the room with me and everything was rather dark. There was a window near the bed, and a small amount of light was feeding through it. It must have been morning.
“Good morning, James!” I glanced up from my pillow to see Rachel had walked in. She was carrying an object in her hand, but I couldn’t make it out. “How did you sleep?”
“Don’t you dare say it.”
“I’ll bet you slept…”
“I swear to God, if you say it,
Luna's Best Night Ever: 5Luna spent the rest of the party with her eyes glued to the necklace. Neither of the other two Elements present at the party had manifested a focus for their power, which made it all the more troublesome that the pink mare had apparently called hers forth. Luna hoped that it was instinctive, a reflex action. The Element of Laughter had told her to lighten up, perhaps it was just something that happened whenever they were embodying their nature to its fullest extent. The troubling part was that nopony besides her seemed to even notice it existed.Luna's Best Night Ever: 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She decided to ask Twilight once she had the nerve again. After having studied the Elements for so long under Celestia's orders she'd surely have some sort of explanation for it, especially if it was innate magic like that of a unicorn. She was so lost in thought that she collided with something soft and purple. She blinked and found herself face to face with Twilight's flank. Twilight turned to look at her, eyebrow raised. Luna let out a soft,
Babysitting the Babysitter Ch. 1Babysitting the BabysitterBabysitting the Babysitter Ch. 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a sunny afternoon at Maple Creek and Lindsey was saying goodbye to her mother.
“And remember, make sure Emma is at bed by nine,” her mother said.
“Don’t worry,” Lindsey said, “I’ll be able to handle things from here for the weekend.
“Okay,” her mother replied, “Be sure to call me and your father at the resort if you need anything.”
Lindsey watched as her parents went into their car and drove off. She saw them make a right turn and they were soon out of sight.
“Now to have some fun,” Lindsey said to herself.
Lindsey went straight to her room and closed her door. She had a secret that she was hiding from the family. She liked to wear diapers when no one was around. Emma was having soccer practice right now and wasn’t supposed to be back by six, which gave Lindsey plenty of time to have fun. She removed her jeans, socks, and panties and reached und
1demon's lust(hopfully smut) SebastianxReaderxCielChapter 1:1demon's lust(hopfully smut) SebastianxReaderxCiel4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hold Your Devil By His ThroatThen Spin HimToThe Ground
You had been working in the Phantomhive household since you could remember, your mother was a maid there and your father was a butler. Sadly, they died during the fire two years ago when you were 13. It had broken you. The mother you loved so much and the father whom you loved to read with, gone, within a flicker of light. You had started working after the new mansion had been built. You never minded the job, in fact it wasn't hard at all. Pleasing Ciel came natural since he was close to your age anyway. You worked at your very best in order to make your dead parents proud.
"___" Ciel said in an uninterested voice.
"Yes, master Ciel?" you asked while putting his daily dessert on the desk in front of you.
"I have a highly important guest coming to visit....do see he is comfortable on arrival." he said in a stern tone.
You had felt bad for Ciel. He was like you. Both parents dying in the fire. Now he has to take over the P
Romano X Reader: Hetalia High 4Romano X Reader: Hetalia High 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hetalia High 4
My back was against the wall. No way out. I had the enemy's ammo fall left and right of me. I flicked my head to look over my shoulder to my teammate. No need for words. He got what I meant with just a nod. I gripped the weapon I had in my hand and sneaked closer. I saw him there. Dodging and running as things flew above everyone's head. I crept closer. And closer. And closer. I raised my hand above his head and
"CHIGII!!" Romano screeched as the cake was smothered all in his hair. I turned to Prussia and gave him a high-five as we laughed our asses off. Romano stood there, shaking and trying to wipe the icing from his head. I wiped a tear from my eye and reached up.
"H-Here. I'll get it~." I combed out most of the icing and smeared it on a nearby table. Romano's cheeks turned a bright red and he closed his eyes. After I got most of it out, I directed my attention to his curl once more. I noticed that it was covered in icing from the root to the