This will never make the frontI can't draw anime, so this will never make the front page.This will never make the front10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't work Photoshop as well as I wanted to, so this will never make the front page.
I don't have the time to go out and take pictures of nature, so this will never make the front page.
I don't have the props for pictures, so this will never make the front page.
This isn't animated, so this will never make the front page.
This isn't flash-based, so this will never make front page.
What this is is words.
It won't have a cute picture of two anime characters.
It won't have a chatspeak phrase.
It won't mean anything to the vast majority of the community.
It won't have Japanese phrases.
It won't have naked men and/or women in the picture.
It won't be very appealing.
It's rather simple how words can be simple.
What with words being words.
You probably stopped reading already.
The average American attention span is twenty-two minutes.
I'd bet more than half of you proved that it might be a little less here.
You're not going to
The Dragon User's Manual--THE DRAGON USER'S MANUAL--The Dragon User's Manual7 years ago in Humor More Like This
Congratulations on your purchase/birthday gift/illicit acquisition/blood barter of a CanonFire Corporation D-800 Personal Defense Unit! The PDU, or "Dragon", was invented over a thousand years ago, and it has been a faithful slave of humanity for more than fifteen non-consecutive years. By incorporating the latest in mana-synthesis technologies, today's dragon is better-equipped than ever to improve your life and keep your home smelling dragon-fresh.
Chapter 1 - Getting Started
Before you hatch your dragon from its OviTec Dragon Egg, make sure you have all of the following items:
(1) OviTec Dragon Egg
(1) CanonFire Cosmic Reaction Codex® Headset
(1) CanonFire Slavemaker® Inhibitor Collar
(1) Melee weapon (your choice)
(1) Hexagonal crank
(1) Dragon medallion
When you are ready to hatch the OviTec Dragon Egg, insert the hexagonal crank (A) into hole (B) (see fig. 1) and turn
EarthboundScreenplay ACT SEVENEarthboundScreenplay ACT SEVEN6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
EARTHBOUND, ACT SEVEN
EXT : SATURN VALLEY : NIGHT :
The skies have grown dark and are filled with clouds that billow out over the valley like deep purple contusions. Flashes of lightning dart between them, bringing thunder and, soon after, torrents of rain. The camera descends slowly, coming in along the eastern cliffs toward the cave entrances on the north end. It eases inside the hot spring chamber, catching the wavelike reflection of water on rock walls, and then focuses in on the children asleep on their woven grass mats.
Even as the thunder rolls and lightning flashes outside, casting a white glow across his face, NESS does not awaken; but he begins to stir as two forms move in close to him.
The camera pulls back, revealing PAULA and JEFF. They have abandoned their own sleeping areas to get closer to NESS, who opens his eyes when he feels them make contact.
Oh, sorry. We didn't mean to wake you up
M3 Screenplay-- ACT FIFTEENM3 Screenplay-- ACT FIFTEEN5 years ago in Drama More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT FIFTEEN
EXT : NEW PORK CITY : CENTRAL DISTRICT : SIDESTREET : NIGHT :
A sewer grate opens. LUCAS and others climb out, then move to the mouth of the alley.
Tower's just up the street.
And, of course, the Pigs are out in full force.
This is an awful lot to take in. My head
feels like it's spinning.
Ionia never told me everything. I figure it
wasn't my place to know any of this until now.
But do you think it's all true?
Doesn't matter. Even if our memories are just
made up, what we're doing here and now is real.
What Leder said explains a lot, but it doesn't
change anything. Maybe someday it'll make more
sense, but for now there's still one Needle left.
Right. Let's go.
EXT : NEW PORK CITY : CENTRAL DISTRICT : EMPIRE TOWER : NIGHT :
Soldiers and civilians crowd the tower entrance, flanked by fire-breathing stone boars on either side of the stairs.
Earthbound Screenplay- ACT SIXEarthbound Screenplay- ACT SIX6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
EARTHBOUND, ACT SIX
INT : THREED : RUNAWAY FIVE TOUR BUS : NIGHT :
The pitch darkness of the scene is coupled with a few subtle yet distinguishable sounds: keys rattling, hushed voices, and the movement of feet. Slowly, the moonlight outside becomes visible, combating the overwhelming black. It outlines the shape of two youthful faces--NESS and PAULA--whose eyes are closed in sleep.
Both children are resting against one another. They shift their positions slightly when the bus rumbles and begins to move, but they do not awaken. Streams of both natural and manmade light wash over their faces as they are driven through town.
PAULA opens her eyes for a moment. There is a blank look about her, suggesting that she is not fully coherent. She stares out the window, and then looks to the front of the bus as the camera follows her point-of-view.
There are several large male figures seated near the front. Their backs are turned to the children. When the camera returns its f
CamaroAs all good stories start, this one begins with a dead man.Camaro9 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The dead man in question is the lover of my wife. Well, was. It's going to take me some time to get used to that. I worked with him at our garage for 18 years, banging away at the shit rednecks bring into a garage. Little did I know, he was banging away at my Patricia. Yeah, I call her by her first name. But she demands it. You see, the only thing that sets her apart from the worthless trailer park trash we all are is an attitude that would make Jesus pull the spikes from his wrists or wherever, hop off the cross, and take out the trash. My Patricia.
"Franklin, get the fuck back in 'ere".
Speaking of which, that's her.
"Franklin, you ass, get'n 'ere before someone calls the cops."
Now, I've just given her lover an acute case of tire iron to the head. So why's she want me back in the house, instead of in jail? Good question. Now, a better one would be why is it she's carrying a suitcase.
"Aww, Franklin, why'd you go and do that
Mother 3 Screenplay-- ACT TENMother 3 Screenplay-- ACT TEN5 years ago in Drama More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT TEN
EXT : MURASAKI FOREST : EAST END : NIGHT :
LUCAS, BONEY and KUMATORA walk together through the forest as the glowing white butterflies gather around them. KUMATORA catches a few on her fingertips.
How do you do that?
By reaching out with my mind to theirs.
Another Psi trick. I bet you could do
it easy, if you tried. You talk to
the dog all the time, don't you?
My name is Boney.
So, try it. In fact-
She stops, releasing the butterflies. They continue on through the forest while KUMATORA forces LUCAS to stand rigid, arms down.
There, now concentrate. Try and feel
out the other animals close by. Each
one will seem different. See if you
can get some to come to us.
Just do it! Concentrate.
LUCAS stands with eyes closed. His facial expression changes several times, becoming tighter. Off-screen, KUMATORA is laughing softly and BONEY begins to bark.
The snout of a
Mother 3 Screenplay--ACT EIGHTMother 3 Screenplay--ACT EIGHT5 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT EIGHT
EXT : OCEAN : SHORELINE : EARLY MORNING :
A view of the sunrise sends a rainbow of fiery colors over the water and bathes high cliffs rising up to the right. Tossed gently among the waves is KUMATORA. She is drifting, unconscious, toward the rocks, but the dorsal fin of an orca breaks the surface, halting her progress. It rises beneath her and she lies slumped over the back of the animal. In the sunlight, the otherwise black orca appears an iridescent purple.
When it speaks, its voice is soft and somewhat feminine, but deep.
Wake up, sweetie. Come now, you're not
really dead. Just a little tired.
KUMATORA stirs to show she is alive, but keeps her eyes closed.
How did I get here?
That was my doing, of course.
Our dear Aeolia is in a spot of
trouble, I'm afraid.
(sitting up, surprised)
What, how? What can we do?
Nothing, I'm afraid. It's her time.
We simply have to let it happ
Earthbound Screenplay ACT NINEEarthbound Screenplay ACT NINE6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
~"For as long as space endures, and for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide to dispel the misery of the world." ~
EARTHBOUND, ACT NINE
EXT : FAR EAST : DALAAM : MORNING :
The scene begins, clouded in white. Fog enshrouds the base of tall mountain spires and rises up the length of their bodies, culminating in great masses around each cliff. As the camera draws in close, the faraway details of the landscape become clearer.
There are outcroppings in the mountains and worn trails between each one. A single sturdy spire at the center of the shot becomes the focus as humble thatched homes appear in the clearing mist. They seem to blend with the surrounding rock, for there is little difference in their earthy tones. Closer in, sounds of life can be heard.
EXT : FAR EAST : DALAAM : VILLAGE : MORNING :
(For the scenes to follow, all residents of DALAAM shall speak in a Central T
EarthboundScreenplay ACT ELEVNEarthboundScreenplay ACT ELEVN6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
"You do not have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body."
EARTHBOUND, ACT ELEVEN
INT : SOUTHLANDS : DEEP DARKNESS : LUMINE HALL : LATE MORNING :
The shuffling of feet and metal clinking against metal can be heard through the dark, which melts away slowly to reveal a blurred orange glow. As the scene comes into focus, TEBARI stands at the center with his spear and lantern in hand.
View switches to NESS. He draws himself out of a sleep-induced stupor as the rest of the group assembles. The wall behind them is dark, except for a small gathering of lights around NESS. They scatter when he moves.
(groggy, rubbing his eyes)
Whats up? What time is it?
Couldnt tell you. Apparently watches that are
waterproof arent sludge-and-slime-proof.
We cannot wait longer. We must go soon, before
everything is lost.
I think the only thing Im losing is sleep.
PU kneels and takes
Earthbound Screenplay ACT TENEarthbound Screenplay ACT TEN6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
EARTHBOUND, ACT TEN
INT : WINTERS : WINTERS ACADEMY : GUEST DORMITORIES : MORNING :
The scene opens on a close-up of NESS, whose eyes are closed and face is stricken with the oblivious joy of sleep. A shadow falls over him and the pillow lying atop his head. This is followed by a sharp metal sound and a voice calling his name.
NESS awakens with reluctance as view switches to his perspective, coming into focus on the open mouth of a long-barreled firearm. In fear, NESS leaps back across the bed, tangled in the bedclothes. He is wearing a t-shirt with an elaborate crest of the WINTERS ACADEMY printed on the front and a pair of blue and white shorts. His dark hair is a matted nest atop his head.
JEFF, fully and neatly dressed, stands at the edge of the bed with an olive green bazooka balanced on one shoulder. He is smiling as he holds it steady.
Dude, what the hell? What the hell are you doing!
Sorry. Didn't mean t
to love senselessly.we lost our sense of sight when we cowered under the false hope that one day we would feel brave enough to tackle our greatest weaknesses - ourselves. we always believed a choice was made whether to love blind or to love brave. we chose the former but it was later proved that both were possible.to love senselessly.5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
we lost our sense of smell in the kitchen when smoke was all that filled our lungs and we decided we kind of liked it. you said it was the smell our hearts gave off when they were vulnerable and passionate. i asked if that meant every victim of house fires and forest fires die of love and you just whispered that we all die of love.
we lost our sense of touch when we covered ourselves in sand, laced ourselves in glitter and rinsed ourselves with vinegar. by then, we knew every patch of skin as our own, every bone as the walls that kept our house in tact and every curve as the highway bends that led away from our home.
we lost our sense of hearing when traffic became our alarm clock, when rain be
EB Screenplay- ACT THIRTEENEB Screenplay- ACT THIRTEEN6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
EARTHBOUND, ACT THIRTEEN
EXT : UNDERWORLD : THE ORIGIN : HORN CAVE : TIME INDISTINCT :
Out of pitch blackness, streams of light race across the screen. They are joined by a streak of pure silver. It flies in the direction of the camera, comes to an abrupt stop, and in that instant takes on the shape of the Phase Distorter--calm, still and pristine, as though it has never moved from its former location.
At that moment also, the landscape comes into view. The vehicle sits upon a narrow and winding track of land covered with untamed grass. It is a natural bridge sitting high above a dark, seemingly-bottomless void. In various places it has broken apart, leaving innumerable extensions that continue on to eternity. The horizon is black as the sky. It is important to note here that all objects are illuminated by a non-existent light source.
Focus is placed on the Phase Distorter as its round port-side door slides open. The four souls within their metallic bodies step o
M3 Screenplay-- ACT THIRTEENM3 Screenplay-- ACT THIRTEEN5 years ago in Drama More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT THIRTEEN
EXT : NEW PORK CITY : OUTSKIRTS : NIGHT :
Rusted cattle cars rumble down the tracks and come to a stop before a gathering of PIGMASKS, who slide open the doors. TAZMILY villagers, identified by their civilian attire, jostle one another as they step out with their belongings.FUEL emerges from the crowd and rushes forward to meet LIGHTER, who is wearing his uniform.
He is lifted into his father's arms.
Is everyone here?
Just about. The whole village will be here
by the time the next train rolls in.
They move out of the swelling crowd and onto a tarmac as soldiers, civilians, and a few attending Claymen pass by.
Did you talk with Mr. Flint?
LIGHTER looks at FUEL but does not respond.
Is Lucas going to be okay?
They haven't told me anything. It's out
of my hands now, son.
FUEL embraces his father as the camera pans out, up over the rusted structure of the train station, th
Mother3 Screenplay--ACT TWELVEMother3 Screenplay--ACT TWELVE5 years ago in Drama More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT TWELVE
EXT : TAZMILY VILLAGE : NIGHT :
Streetlights in the town square cast a yellow glow on the people passing beneath them. The sound of stamping boots soon overpowers all quiet conversations between civilians, and they step aside to allow a troop of PIGMASKS to pass.
Marching through TAZMILY, the soldiers stop at every signpost and bulletin board to attach posters bearing the likeness of LUCAS, KUMATORA and DUSTER. In bold red letters across the top, the signs read, "TRAITORS! Enemies of King and Empire!"
INT : TAZMILY VILLAGE : THOMAS'S SHOP : NIGHT :
Within the meager one-room shop, which bears a brightly decorated counter, full shelves of merchandise, and military propaganda, THOMAS and LISA are busily packing away all items into suitcases. A knock on the door rouses them and they answer.
PIGMASKS are gathered on the front porch. The first holds up one of the posters.
Good evening, citizens. Would you happen
to have a
Mother3 Screenplay--ACT ELEVENMother3 Screenplay--ACT ELEVEN5 years ago in Drama More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT ELEVEN
EXT : FIRE MOUNTAIN : FOOTHILLS : LATE AFTERNOON :
From above, the table and its passengers can be seen moving swiftly across a crater ridge in a barren landscape. Here the earth is made of rock and hardened lava, a dark contrast to the distant SNOWCAP MOUNTAIN.
A closer view of LUCAS, KUMATORA and BONEY. They cling tightly to one another to keep from being rocked off the table. BONEY is sprawled out, his claws slipping across the surface as LUCAS holds him steady.
How much longer!
It's going back to where it came from.
To be honest, I don't know. I never
been out this way before, but I know
Phrygia lives close!
LUCAS presses himself closer to BONEY and clings to the front of the table. The camera pans out again.
They ascend a steep incline, passing construction vehicles that have become buried in the earth. The table slows once at the top, allowing a wider view of the landscape, the ro
EB Screenplay ACT EIGHT- pt. 1EB Screenplay ACT EIGHT- pt. 16 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
EARTHBOUND, ACT EIGHT (PART ONE)
EXT : ETHEREAL SPACE : NIGHT :
Darkness withers and reveals an endless void--a featureless landscape starved of both illumination and color. The camera pans to the right where NESS and JEFF are lying comatose. Though the world around them is black, visibility of the characters is unaffected. It appears as if an unseen light source is focused on them, yet it casts no reflection.
Slowly, NESS awakens and sits upright beside JEFF. He is disoriented but unharmed, and he scans the area in a daze. His baseball bat is lying beside him. NESS picks it up, examines it, and then begins to prod JEFF. The surreal elements of the scene have not yet sunk into his conscious mind.
Hey. Hey, wake up. Come on.
JEFF stirs. The camera cuts in close to him as he opens his eyes, glasses askew, and lifts his head to look at NESS.
You all right?
I believe so. What about Paula?
(looking around, panicked)
Earthbound Screenplay- ACT TWOEarthbound Screenplay- ACT TWO6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
EARTHBOUND, ACT TWO
INT : ONETT HILL : NESS'S HOME : NESS'S BEDROOM : EARLY MORNING :
The world is dark. Nothing can be seen until a small, pale blue light appears in the distance, giving the illusion of a far-off black horizon.
A voice is heard--soft, young, and feminine. It is unfamiliar.
Hello, is someone there? I've been trying for
days now, but I still don't even know your
name. Please, say something.
The light source grows brighter slowly until it overwhelms the screen, and the once youthful female voice recedes, to be replaced with one much older and more womanly.
Adjusting focus, much of the brightness fades to reveal a close-up shot of NESS'S MOTHER. She is wearing a cheerful smile and the sunlight is turning her hair golden.
There you are. I was wondering when you were
going to wake up. This isn't like you.
The camera switches to a wider view of the bedroom as NESS sits upright in bed, his mother standi
a letter to...this grey weather complimentsa letter to...7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
made too loud.
40 hour weeks
feeds of unfelt,
dry & blinking.)
today, cute shoes,
and matching toes,
for a daily
all shades of
and that selfsame,
no bright inbetween
I'm coming up
Mother 3 Screenplay-- ACT SIXMother 3 Screenplay-- ACT SIX5 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT SIX
EXT : TAZMILY VILLAGE : FARMHOUSE : EVENING :
The setting sun casts an orange glow on the hilltop where ashen residue from the fire sits beside a newly-built pen. Inside are the remaining sheep. LIGHTER and FUEL stand to one side, looking toward the village and FLINT, who is at the northern end of his property, at the spot where the old pen once stood. He calls for LUCAS.
ALEC and WESS emerge from the FARHMHOUSE as the calls intensify. WESS is supported by a cane, his face swollen and bruised.
Just hold on a minute, there.
He is ignored. ALEC picks up his pace to keep in step with WESS.
Give it a rest. You won't find him that way.
Where is my son, Old Man?
I would have thought he'd be here by now.
Then again, I must have misjudged the
Where is my son!
Up the railway tracks, to the station at
the end of the line.
You've sent my son into a de
Mother 3 Screenplay--ACT THREEMother 3 Screenplay--ACT THREE6 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
MOTHER 3, ACT THREE
EXT : DEATH DESERT : AFTERNOON :
Sun-baked sands and mountains stretch on endlessly in all directions. There are no distinguishing features, aside from the dunes that rise up to the south and, further on, become much more solid rock formations.
In a flat area, just beyond these sporadic cliffs jutting out of the sand, a cumbersome silver aircraft sits. It is round, with oblong protrusions on either side and an entry hatch at the bow. The hatch is open, a loading ramp deployed, and several PIGMASK soldiers stand in formation just outside it.
One soldier wears a blue uniform with a round fiberglass helmet that, on its face, has narrow eyeholes and a snout. The rest wear the standard pigskin suits and masks, black belts cinched around their waistlines and filled with munitions. A man dressed in civilian attire walks among them.
This is FASSAD: a mysterious peddler. His most distinguishing feature is the thick, black mustache on his face
Fairytale Mythologymy words are magic beans that grow into a stalkFairytale Mythology7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
so, follow where I lead, let's take a little walk
past wolves that ain't nothing but huff & puff
you're running with the big dogs now & I just called your bluff
my house is made of stone, while you're wearing grandma's clothes
I mastered poetry and reinvented prose
with flows that topple foes and rescue damsels in distress
my cupboard's never bare, my porridge passes every test
impressed? distressed? afraid you've met your match?
I burn quick like candlesticks; too nimble for you to catch
so sing, "hey diddle diddle, this cat don't play no fiddle
but he still make music so sweet
that it soothes the savage beasts, puts lions right to sleep
and makes the wolves lie down with the sheep"
I am the sovereign of the seas, litigating destiny.
I stood on pedestals just to get you next to me.
I battled vast creatures, even stood up to Zeus.
Poseidon tried hidin, end up hung from ah noose.
They're all soft from my tragedy, ignorance is passin me.
Let's Hate Age 11Let's Hate6 years ago in Other More Like This
We met in a room full of crowded people
who knew my name
they knew my face
and they knew things I didn't
Most people there knew his parents
and that was about it; the knowledg
Mother 3 Screenplay-- ACT FIVEMother 3 Screenplay-- ACT FIVE5 years ago in Scripts & Screenplays More Like This
"About this time, too, it was laid down as a rule that when a pig and any other animal met on the path, the other animal must stand aside"
-George Orwell (Animal Farm)
MOTHER 3, ACT FIVE
The voice of an adult Lucas cuts in to narrate the scene through the darkness.
That's how it all began. We thought Mom's
death was the worst of it, but then all of
the violence, the men in strange masks, and Claus.
I've learned how to live again, but Father
never forgave himself for any of it. He spends
all of his time in the mountains, searching, and
comes home at night, sometimes with things he's
sure belonged to Mom and Claus. I take care of
the farm, too afraid to tell him that, after
five years, his son is never coming home...
EXT : TAZMILY VILLAGE : FARMHOUSE : NIGHT :
A view just outside the sheep pen is seen, all animals resting in silence while ocean waves collide with the shore off-screen. Out of the east, a streak of light cuts across t