Something You Heard Your Friend SayDay Three Hundred Two
February 3rd, 2014
Theme: Something You Heard Your Friend Say
Like steel-tipped arrows,
And ripping through your brain.
Sense is laid wasted
As words dent the strongest armor,
Built through years of false encouragement
Before shattering like glass.
But the biggest shock of all
Is a blade lodged in your spine
As a friend armed with a dagger
Forged of trust and good intentions
Grins with your blood upon their face.
Unprotected out of certainty
That they would guard your final weakness,
You fall, knife blooming from your chest
As words uttered by a steadfast friend
Are your parting sermon.
MeaninglessA grain of sand among boulders,Meaningless1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A blade of grass in the street;
Unfitting and unimportant –
Worthless, useless and weak.
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Sitting up, she worked her fingers through her tangled hair. She breathed deeply and noticed how dry the room had become through the night, so she made a mental note to leave her window cracked a bit from now on to prevent it from happening again. Her back popped as she stretched and swung her feet over the bed, rubbing her eyes.
"Winry!" her grandmother called up the stairs, "breakfast!" Winry stood slowly, trying to wake up.
"Alright," she called back, "I'll be right down." She had gotten up early for the last 3 weeks, since more and more customers had been coming in from Rush Valley to Risembool. She cursed her own craftsmanship sometimes.
Instead of getting dressed, she just stayed in her loose black shorts and white top, not expecting anyone for another couple of hours. The floorboards creaked as she walked
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Fullmetal Heart Crushed
"I WON'T STAY HERE!"
That's all it took. A punch in the face, and the blonde was down on the roof laying on his side, trembling from the shock of his brother's reaction and from the pain coursing through his body. For a 16 year old kid, Edward Elric was normally a tough cookie, but he'd recently had his side sliced open and his shoulder. He was in the hospital because of the amount of injuries that he had sustained and of course being knocked unconcious after being endoused by the red stone material. Not to mention numerous cuts and brusies around his face and forehead. Today was his birthday...and if it wasn't already bad enough that he was in the hospital, his little brother had to say those things too?
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Disclaimer: I don't own FMA, I just like to play around in it's world and annoy the characters for awhile.
Author's note: This story is yet another in the series of drabbles, one shots and mini-fics I am basing on inspiring FMA fanart, usually of Edward and Winry. The title of this one is "Edowin Sketch" and is the work of :iconmperfectEclipse: who graciously gave me permission to cite her work, and encouraged my writing of this story. The URL is www.deviantart.deviation/37763116/
Similar in spirit to this one is "You Are Back" by :iconAquarina-chan: at www.deviantart.com/deviation/40753730/ She also has been gracious and encouraging.
Edit: "EdoWin Sketch has been colored and resubmitted as "Reunion's Embrace". It's URL is www.deviantart.com/deviation/49567749
Both of these artists are very talented, and they've done lots of great FMA fanart. Give them prop
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The sweet smell of cinnamon filled the kitchen as Winry worked on the promised apple pie. As she peeled more apples, she began to muse about the name of that fateful day; The Promised Day. In reality, it was truly a terrifying event, but the name was most definitely ironic. After everything was said and done after all, the promises between the people she cared about were all fulfilled.
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something that has become overly familiar or commonplace.
Clichés are a safe for all writers, but it is boring and the reader and or watcher will feel Déjà Vu.
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I will also discuss the problem of OCs that push your " OTP"
1. Rivals and friends.
Ok OCs befriending Naruto characters are nothing to do with clichés, I just want to say that do not replace canon characters in friendships. Ok its rude and it makes your OC look like a bitch. Just saying. Anyway on to rivals. In Naruto, we have over nine-thousand-best meme ever- of them. The main one-and most of the ti
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Ya sure, Choji mumbled under a mouthful of chips.
You say that like theres something wrong with animals altogether, Kiba growled, Akamaru chiming in with a Ruff, ruff!.
I never said that, Choji said calmly.
Where the hell is Neji anyway?! Its 6:30! Naruto yelled, pacing by the door. You gave him the right time, didnt you, Bushy Brows?
I bet he told him that it was tomorrow night or something, Sasuke mumbled before Lee could reply.
I did not! Lee retorted. I told him tonight at 6:00!
Just then there was a knock at the door. Naruto, Lee, and Kiba jumped up to get it while Sasuke, Shikamaru, Shino, and Choji just watched without getting up.
Everyones jaw dropped as Naruto opened the door and they saw Neji.
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The reason I focus on the pairings so much is because they seemed to be the entire point of the last chapter. A good number of panels are used to show the kids, then the parents, and…not much else. For me, Naruto has always been an epic story about the persisting strength of friendship and bonds. This theme is kept up fairly well until the very last chapter, when any relationships we had come to know are thrown out and replaced with what can only be described as a confusing clusterfuck.
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Because of her heritage she would always have been the Heir if something ever happened to her Father Hiashi Hyuuga, but today was the official celebration of the Clans future leader.
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It’s been six years since the Earthquake Café.
Since the Science Center froze our shadows on the wall.
I wonder if they’re still there.
Six years since we made people double-take,
Look crooked at us and issue back-hand compliments,
And I’d say, thanks? I think.
Since we were that pair of people.
Six years and still not comfortable
Calling it a couple, “it’s complicated”
That status on Facebook was made for us then.
Seventy-two moons since the solstice
Where you were the first
And the last
Person to ever make me blush.
You’ll have to forgive the nostalgia.
This is how I get closure,
And writing is so much cheaper than therapy.
A lost generation unto our selves,
Not quite Jay and Daisy
Maybe more F. Scott and Zelda
Maybe more than a little crazy,
And now you have this baby cutting teeth.
You have this something stable,
This foundation not built on fault lines.
This life not given to blackouts and tremors.
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So in this little essay I will help you what to do and not to do with your OC.
1. The outer appearance
Now, because Naruto is an anime, we all must take into an affect that most anime people are good looking. Though, with that in mind, this is not an excuse the godly sex appeal that you character has. This is mainly aimed at Kunoichis (female ninja) should not run around in tube tops, little skirts, no leggings, and the boobs that make Tsunade's like a B-cup. Now you can argue that, Sakura in the Third Movie had a belly shirt and very short skirt on, but that's just it. It was the movie, not the manga. You can also say that Ino is wearing a slutty outfit, but she is not showing any cleavage, has a long skirt that goes up to he
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When the sound of the bell chimed through the air, signifying that she finally had a customer, she mentally jumped for joy that her boredom would temporarily be sufficed. Looking up to see whom her customer was, Ino was surprised to see that it was Naruto.
"Naruto? What are you doing here?" questioned the Yamanaka.
Naruto scratched the back of his head in nervousness. "Well, I'm here to buy some flowers."
Noticing how nervous he looked, Ino couldn't help but smirk. "Are these flowers for a girl?"
"Well, yeah. Karin-neechan's birthday is coming up and I wanted to give her some flowers!" said Naruto with his signature grin.
With speed he didn't know she possessed, Ino jumped over the counter and whappe
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The end of Naruto sucks, and here is why, pt 1There is no way to express my disappointment with the way Naruto ended. I have followed the series through various forms for almost six years, the collections, shonen jump, and online. It had its ups and downs and there were times when the plot made no sense. Through it all I kept in mind that this was not my work, and I was but a humble reader of a well-known and beloved manga. However, when I saw the final issue of Naruto, something snapped.The end of Naruto sucks, and here is why, pt 16 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Mostly, it comes from the coupling that Kishimoto did as a way to wrap things up. It was reminiscent of the epilogue of Harry Potter, where you see the kids and families of the beloved characters after they’re grown up. Perhaps it is wrong to compare such different works to one another, but I’m doing it to provide an example of the plot device working.
In Harry Potter, the major events of the story are wrapped up, and the pairings are treated more as a secondary reward to the reader rather than the reason for the story. Naruto flips t