A Basic ShadowrunOK, a Manager of some sort needs something done, and finds out he can't do it "In House" for whatever reason. Doesn't even need to be illegal. Let's say... A Middle Manager of Marketing needs to know what the opposing Corporation is going to promote next. He sends a request, with budget (Usually stolen from something not watched carefully, like a Coffee Fund), to the "Deniable Assets Department" (Or whatever name the Corporation gives itself.).A Basic Shadowrun7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The Manager there looks at it, guages it's importance to the Corporation, sees that this could be useful, and sends it to one of his agents. Let's call the agent "Bob Johnson".
Bob Johnson gets this job, sees that it's fairly low key, sees the budget, and knows this his promotion and bonus is based on getting the job done successfullly, but as cheaply as possible. Bob Johnson goes through his Rolodex, sees what Hackers or Intrusion Teams are around, and their usual price, tries to
Dark Thoughts Often when sitting alone, the feeling of impending hollowness… Darkness… A sort of aloneness… It creeps along the tip of your spine and fills your ribcage with a horrid shuttering. Your skull and mind feel blank and empty. Your eyes… So sullen and sunken within their sockets… Feeling as though they might slowly drip out…Dark Thoughts2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
You cannot cry anymore. You are done with that nonsense. Smiling was never a real option either. All that can be done anymore is grieve. Grieve and stare at nothing. What else is there to do? You cannot bring yourself to stand, to walk, to leave this nightmare. You can only be a part of it. A cog in the machine.
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• Getting Jumped by a naked Wizard
• Pineapple suits
• Probed by aliens
• Wizard of oz
• Getting knocked out by tornadoes
• Trippy worlds
• Rolling Stones t-shirts
• Evil Leprechauns
• Getting throat slit by arrows
• Getting Kidnapped
• I don't Understand
• Frank the Scarecrow
• Hey Dude
• Keep your door locked, the aliens are coming
• WHAT IF I'M THE ALIEN
• Stop probing people
• I came up with an awesome I can't understand shit
• The old creepy man behind the curtain has been the one probing us
• I can't understand why this thing keeps jacking up
• You asshole
• Baby legs
• I'll do it really quick
• That's what he said
• Soapra Opera
• Just agree with me or I'll give you a hand
• I LIKE HANDS 8D
• Just look for the really weird person
• I can make a movie to make a movie
• I will crush my house on you
• I will fucking blow your house down
• PANCAKES AND SYRUP
• Taco Bell
Somewhat truth fanficSir Galleth:...and that, my beloved, is how I bested the Black Tyrant's three headed dragon, from inside it's own stomachSomewhat truth fanfic3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
merlina: oh galleth! that is truly amazing! please tell me how you escaped that terrible circus?
Galleth: Oh that little thing? Pshaw, 'twas nothing more then a game to me. I simply leapt from great heights, swung across bottomless chasms, breezing through rings of fire, dodged cannonballs soaring to make me a target, and practially walked on air to escape. Indeed, it was all to easy a endeavor. I even walked away with my ever fetching Jester's disguise.
Merlina: Oh Galleth how extraordinary, you never cease to amaze me! So...um who was that other young raccoon with you in the archer costume?
Galleth: Who? ...OH, him! Nobody my dear, just my squire. Poor lad, he got himself lost in that abysmal place, so I had to rescue him.
Merlina: hhhmmm? what ever you say my love but I couldn't help but think he held somewhat of a resemblence to you.
Galleth: Really? Well, I do
The shinobi thief chapter 1The shinobi thief chapter 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
The moonlight twinkled through the leaves and onto the buildings of a large village, the village sat at the edge of a mountain range. It was a beautiful sight the snow from the tops of the mountains glistened as the night gave the air a silvery look. Atop the smallest mountain sat the Shoguns palace it was a building of massive proportion. The building had a large walk way that lead to the heart of the village so the Shogun could travel to meet with his people. The peasant folk lived relatively humble lives as their small homes dwarfed in comparison to the large manors of the noble scholar gentry. The nobles secluded themselves from the common folk building walls to separate themselves.
From the shadows of these large buildings a small figure began to stir, clinging to the wall the figure began moving up the wall. He crouched low preparing to jump, once gaining his ground the strange man sprang. The man's jump was unnatural, reaching about 12 feet. Once on top o
Ed and Al Vs. PieAl gulped. "Brother, are you sure this is a good idea?"Ed and Al Vs. Pie3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ed grinned. "Ah, Al, relax! It's not like you're gonna have to feel guilty about anything this time." Ed leaned back in his chair, resting his sandaled feet on the table. He was wearing long, tan pants and a short-sleeved, black button-down shirt. His attire covered his remaining automail leg, but showed both of his flesh arms prominently.
Al fidgeted in his seat, rumpling his pants slightly. He was wearing a short-sleeved, bluish shirt and blue jeans. "I know, but " he sighed. "It's just, well " he took a deep breath. "I don't know if I want a lot of people seeing me after we're through."
A flash of concern and sympathy flitted across Ed's face. Just as quickly, it was replaced with another grin, and he slapped Al heartily on the back. "Hey, Al, don't sweat it. We'll share the attention together, right?"
Al smiled, despite his nervousness; there Ed went again, always trying (and more often than not succeeding) to lessen
The shinobi thief chapter 7The shinobi thief chapter 73 years ago in Sketches More Like This
The next day
Rioichi once again awoke and continued with his morning rituals. Traveling down stairs he stopped at his young niece's room. Peeking to see in to see if she was awake, a smile crossed his face as he saw her small form curled into a tight ball. After several moments he entered the room, and approached her in her tiny bed. He set a hand on her shouler and gently shook her awake.
"Mae Mae time to wake up my sweet one" he whispered into her ears.
"Uumm five more minutes ." She groaned as she loosly flung her arms around her uncles neck.
Picking up the sleeping girl he carried her down stairs to begin the day properly. Once down stairs he was shocked to see his large friend Yao already at work.
"What are you doing down here Yao?" the ninja questioned.
"I was getting this place ready." The panda answered.
"Ready for what?"
"Oh that's right you were already unconise when the messenger came by," a sly grin crossed the fat panda's face, "the shogun is
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The next day
Cackadoodledoo! The ninja master known as Rioichi awoke to the sound of the rooster, slowly he leaned forward rubbing his eyes awake. Once efficiently awake he began his morning rituals; he dressed himself in his normal blue attire as he began to travel down the stairs to his restruant. Pushing the doors open he walked in only to be greeted by his friends.
"Rioichi you amaze me, you're awake all-night then you only sleep about an hour and you're up at the crack of dawn. How do you do it?" Yao said as he began licking his breakfast bowl clean.
"Yao it amazes me how you eat twice your body weight in a single setting." The ninja smirked as he poked fun at his friend
The raccoon and panda glared at each other with a look of defiance until another voice broke the barrier, "Alright you two we need to get ready for the lunch rush."
The two men turned to notice a small young fawn; she was about hip height, her dark brown hair was tied into a loose messy bun. Glaring
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Rioichi gracefully scaled the rooftops steadily making his way to the shoguns palace. It wasn't long until he was close enough to the palace to run along a rope hanging banners above the ground. Jumping from the large stone wall he then quickly moved to the shadows to hide from the spotlight guards who were moving about. Glancing around to see if it was safe he ran as quickly as he could through the court yard to the edge of the palace.
The ninja master continued to on his trek only stopped when a small group of guards passed in front of him. Once gone he quickly turned to corner and came to the west wing of the palace he knew too well was where the princess resided. Looking for an opening he then came upon a large balcony a few stories up.
Swinging a hooked rope he threw it up and pulled on it to check if the rope was safe to climb. Using his ancestor Slytunkhamen's invisibility technique he ascended the rope to the princess's chambers to look for the
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One year later
It was a bright sunny day the light glistened off of the shingles of the shogun's palace. Things had become a lot simpler since the evil General Tsao was kick out of Japan. And as all things go once people felt peace again they continued on with their lives.
"Uncle Rioichi! Come play with me!" Mae yelled from the palace garden.
Rioichi chuckled and stood from his nice soft spot on the porch, "I'm coming Mae Mae!"
"Carry me on your back!" Mae commanded as she held her arms up to him.
"I don't know you are pretty heavy and I don't want to hurt myself before the baby comes." The ninja smiled as he looked into her puppy dog pout.
Glancing to the porch and seeing it was safe Rioichi caved and went to his knees so she could climb on his back. The then ran through the garden laughing and yelling not caring if anyone saw this strange display of affection.
Rioichi ran as didn't stop for anything until he came face to face with the only one to ever defeat him
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Rioichi jumped from roof to roof after leaving Mariko on her balcony. He was so confused part of his mind was still hopelessly love struck by that amazing woman but another part of him was worried about her position and what problems their relationship if there was one could cause. Had he known she was the shogun's daughter he would have backed off, but now he worried if he should return to her it was wrong Right?
Those thoughts continued in his mind as he continued to leap forward to the sushi shop. After some moments of jumping great feet's he came to his humble store. He entered the store with breakneck haste still trying to avoid detection.
As the doors closed behind him his friends turned noticing the sullen look on his face.
Mae jumped from her dinner at the table and rushed to her depressed uncle.
"Uncle Rioichi? What's a matter? Did you find Mariko?" her worried eyes shone as she was picked up by her uncle.
Caressing her hair the raccoon ninja cast his eyes down, "Ye
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The West home
"Ya'll git yer lazy butts down here and help me with these gifts!" the raspy voice of grandpappy West boomed through the house as he sat in the kitchen twiddling on a piece of wood into a small present for his grand-daughter Nakoma. The West home had been cleaned spotless for the impending party; the living area had its large furniture pushed against the walls to make room in the middle of the floor the party. Streamers were hung from the ceiling and book shelves, as well a pile of presents sat in the right corner of the room. It had to be perfect, as Tennessee put it.
"We're comin ya old geezer! Just let us finish this!" Slim yelled down the stairs as he and John carried a large oak dresser to Nakomas room. The old mas simply grunted as he turned his attention to the front door, entering the house was the most of annoying of the West tenants as grand pappy West put it Tennessee Cooper. His arms were loaded with decorated boxes wrapped with
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"Hello I am Mariko"
Her words sounded like silk to the lovestruck ninja. Rioichi continued to stare at the mysterious beauty completely oblivious to his other customers. His attention of her had caused the princess Mariko's face to take a shade of pink in embaressment. As for the young fawn Mae she grew agrivated at her 'uncle' who was ignoring his responsibilites of running the restruant.
"UNCLE RIOICHI! Will you get to work?" the small child crossed her arms over her small chest.
Her words breaking him from the spell, a deep red blush took form along his cheeks. Shaking his head he bowed ebruptly and turned to leave with little Mae following close behind. He continuessly glanced over his shoulder at her as he left the table.
Once she was alone Mariko released a deep sigh, feeling like a complete fool for the way she had acted with him. Looking to her food she smiled trying to regain her composer, she then started to eat and was left alone to herself and her thoughts.
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The cool Scottish winds blew as the mist from the previous storm settled in the air. Deep in the woods a small group of boys trudged through the dense wood searching for the home of the mystic fortune teller. The leader of the small pack was a small but burly raccoon boy who wore a faded skull cap that was far too big for him.
"Slaigh? Are we almost there?" a shaky turtle boy asked as his rattled against his shell.
"We'll be there soon lads, no need to worry." Slaigh smiled as he trudged forward.
It wasn't long before the boys came upon the decrepit home of the fortune teller. Slowly the boys pushed the creaky door open and entered the home.
"Who goes there?" a new voiced boomed as the third boy stepped in.
Turning to a small stair case the lads saw the voice belonged to the old fortune teller. The old woman glared at the boys with piercing eyes.
"My name is Slaigh MacCooper and I'm here fer you ta tell me my fortune." Slaigh grunted back to the woman
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Tennessee had ridden to the mine as if fire was at his heels. It wasn't long until he reached his destination and could look upon it from a higher ridge. Crouching down in the grass he searched for a way to get Caterwall from behind. His eyes continued to scan the area bellow never noticeing a group of shadows stalking up behind him.
"Howdy!" the first figure whispered as he placed a hand on the outlaws shoulder. In surprise Tennessee whirled around pulling out his gun, to his shock he was met with the gun barrel of Jim.
"What the Hell are ya doing Jim?" Tennessee hissed as he gently pushed his friend's gun out of his face.
"Came ta help ya boy!" the older man smiled as he holstered his gun.
"Well why'd ya pull a gun on me?"
"I figured ya pull yer gun on me so I drew first." Jim continued smiling as the rest of the gang slowly crept up behind him.
"So tell us lover boy, you gotta plan?" grand pappy West smirked.
"Well actually I do s
The forgotten Cooper chapter 1(This story has been modified for your understanding pleasure)The forgotten Cooper chapter 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
In the dense jungle of a forgotten world many millions of years ago, there was life. The world flourished with plants and animals alike. Many of these animals had evolved to their surroundings and began to create tiny villages along canyon walls in caves where they could be safe from predators. However not all of these cave dwellers decided to live in a close knit community.
During this time period there was no such thing as currency and thieves were usually just scavengers who were too lazy to hunt for their own food. But our story is not of those filthy scavengers, but on a thief that would write history as we know it. He was known throughout unwritten history, his name struck fear into ordinary creatures, and his name was Crotar Cooper.
The bushes rustled as a large shadow moved its way through the thick underbrush, it took several moments but from the thick bushes and trees a large form arose. The figure was that o
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Tennessee waited as the hot air blew through his fur, is eyes continued to glance around the barren land as if waiting for something. Suddenly in the quiet of the moment he heard a rock tumble down the ridge behind him. Swiftly turning he pulled his gun at the stranger, smiling Tennessee began to chuckle at the sight of Caterwall.
The gentleman stood a stoic look on his face. In his hands he held two swords, smiling at the outlaw, it was then he coolly asked, "You wouldn't kill a man in an unfair fight would you Cooper?"
Knowing the crook was right Tennessee lowered his gun, "You gotta lotta nerve Caterwall. I mean its one thing to hand me over to the sheriff but to make my woman mad at me that's just cruel."
They stared at each other tensely for a few moments as the wind continued to pushed dust clouds up
"Caterwall it's your turn are ya gonna give me a sword so this can be a real fair fight?" the outlaw said as he placed his hands on his hips.
Smiling Caterwall threw a sword to
The shinobi thief chapter 11The shinobi thief chapter 113 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Rioichi sat in his cell glaring at the wall, his mind ran rampant with wild thoughts filled with anger and betrayal. He wondered how Mariko could have betrayed him sure he lied but shouldn't she love him? Why would she toy with him like that? Questions like these plagued his mind but something else bothered him Why had she wanted him to leave the other night and why was she already in tears when he arrived?
He remained in silence for what seemed like hours until the jail door creaked open. The light it let in blinded him for moment as a large figure approached him. He could not see him but what he could tell was that this man was of a very noble status due to his armor.
"Well hello Cooper I just came to see how the guards were treating you." The figure grinned as he finally came into view revealing a large white rooster with gold and purple armor on.
"Who are you?" Rioichi growled as he stood and gripped the cell bars.
"Me? I am the man responsible for your arrest, I
The shinobi thief chapter 12The shinobi thief chapter 123 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Rioichi raced through the village as fast as he could to the palace to stop the wedding of Mariko and General Tsao. In his arms he carried the small form of Mae who was bouncing form the sheer force of how fast her uncle was running. The streets were quiet and empty as he pasted building after building, when coming to the great wall surrounding the palace without thinking he sprang preforming his masterful move the leaping dragon over the wall.
Landing gracefully he continued to run entering the palace to search of his beloved Mariko. While passing through one of the massive hallways Rioichi never noticed one of the shogun's assistance walking in the opposite direction of him. With a massive force the ninja master rammed into the assistant sending all three of them flying.
"Watch where you're going you ruffian!" the assistant cried rubbing his sore bottom.
"I'm sorry I'm in a hurry!" Rioichi cried as he scooped up Mae from the ground.
"Well be more careful next time I have urgent news
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Outside the West home
"Alright boys, I'm gonna let ya in but ya'll gotta promise me ta be quiet." Jim whispered as he quietly pushed open the creaky kitchen door.
The Cooper gang nodded as they entered the quiet house, Jim lit the lanterns in the kitchen and sat down at the kitchen table. Tennessee couldn't believe what a turn his life had been but through, mere days ago he had the girl of his dreams, and a freedom from the law. Looking around the kitchen he felt a part of his heart break as his dreams of a life like the one he had experienced the past few months flew out the window.
"What the hell do ya'll think ya'll er' doin'?" The gang turned in shock only to be face to face with grand pappy West his face was bent into a scowl as his pipe hung loosely from his mouth with small puff of smoke floating from it.
"Dad! Will you be quiet?" Jim hissed, "You'll wake the girls!"
"That's good! I don't know why you brought the scum bag, who broke your daughters' heart
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Mariko paced around her room for what seemed like hours, her mind ran rampant of pictures of Rioichi. She was certain she was about to lose her mind the way he was haunting her. Continuing her pace she never noticed a shadow move along her balcony.
"Oh Rioichi why do you torture me so? I just can't get your face out of my mind I see you were ever I go." Mariko said finally breaking her silence. Knowing there was to be no response she bowed her head and turned to her bed and sat down on the soft material.
Out on the balcony waited Rioichi, he crouched in silence as he listened to Mariko plead for him. A smile crossed his face at the idea of her being as bewitched by him as he was by her. Pressing his ear to the thin door he could vaguely make out her sighs of frustration. Taking this moment to his advantage he moved the door open slightly to peek into her bedroom. Once seeing she had her back turned to the balcony he slipped into her bedroom without the slightest o
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Tennessee awoke, the cool winter morning air nipped at him through his fur. Leaning up in bed he stretched and yawned as his eyes scanned his bed room. Scratching his scruffy face he glanced to the spot on the bed next to him. He smiled when he noticed that his wife had already gotten out of bed and was down stairs. He glanced out the window for a moment and saw a blanket of new fallen snow. Throwing his feet over the bed he quickly dressed himself and made his way down this home's stairs.
Once down stairs the smell of breakfast made its way to his nose. Turning to the kitchen he entered and smiled when his eyes met his wife and the love of his life Nakoma. Walking up behind her he wrapped his arms around her growing waist and began to nuzzle her neck.
"Mornin' darlin" he mumbled against her neck.
"Mornin' yourself Mr. Cooper" Nakoma smiled as her husband caressed her pregnant belly.
"Mrs. Cooper may I ask where the rest of our tenants are? The house seems to rather quiet this fi
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The Highland Heist
In the ancient lands of Scotland, there lived a mountain of a man. It was said that this man held the strength unmatched by any. A man who won the heart of the wildest of women and conquered the cruelest men and storms.His story is unbelievable and his legacy unmatced he is... Slaigh MacCooper.
The shinobi thief
Honor, loyalty, and love... these were the three things the ninja held most dear. To vanquish evil is his mission. The night hides hims, the shadows embrace him, no one knows him he is...Rioichi
Steal like an Egyptian
His family was taken from him, his friend betrayed him, and justice will be his. He is the first of his blood line,and he will start a tradition to go on for centuries. The history books will speak of him this enemies will try to kill him. But only he can control his own destiny.
The stealth of forty thieves
You have heard the tale of the forty thieves, bu
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"TENNESSEE "KID" COOPER!"
The voice screaming his name chilled the blood in his viens. On reflex Tennessee pulled Nakoma to his chest , his eyes growing wide as he prayed he was wrong. From the shadows the owner of the voice made himself known. Much to the outlaws horror it was revealed to be Sheirff Fox. Fox's face grew into a scowl as he placed a hand on his gun , and took a few steps closer to the hous.
"I've been lookin fer you Cooper!"
Nakoma had no idea on how to react, "Baby who's he talking about?" she asked as she looked up at Tennessee's suprised face.
Catching on quicly to the fact the outlaw had lied to this woman the sheirff decided he's clarrify, "Miss this man here is a wanted man. He's robbed from every bank from here to Arkansas."
Tennessee looked at her, a look of shame plastered all over his face. He stared into her frightened face, "Say it isn't true TW," her voice began to crack with sobs.
Tennessee grabbed her tighter as she tried to break free of his g