2100, Eve of the Unification Wars2100, Eve of the Unification Wars7 months ago in Settings More Like This
Originally included Mexico before it collapsed. The people of America finally grew sick of being the world's mother and returned to its historical norm: isolationism. The true core of American Grand strategy had always been to dominate the North American continent and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. America found it could do this without having to intervene in conflicts on the other side of the world. The Americans and their Canadian allies are still forced to intervene in the ongoing, multi-factional Mexican civil war in the south. Relations have decayed between the Union and the Pan Pacific Empire and have never really been friendly with the North African Conclave.
Both America and Canada maintain advanced economies, which combined with their large territory makes the Union a fortress. The Union government is completely separate from the democratically elected national government, a flaw it shares with the EU.
The resource crisis awarded Brazil heg
Mike's Guide to Making LanguagesPhonemesMike's Guide to Making Languages3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Phonemes are the most basic units of language, the individual sounds that make up words. Each letter in the alphabet represents an array of phonemes, and depending on your dialect, you may utilize anywhere from 30 to 50 in everyday speech. If you're designing a language for an alien, then chances are they'll have a different mouth structure than humans. Hence, their phonemes won't be exactly the same as ours, but there will be similarities, so it's still important to understand how our phonemes work so you can infer how your alien's phonemes will work.
Firstly, you can divide phonemes into two clades, consonants and vowels. Consonants are usually defined by three parameters: voice (whether the vocal chords vibrate during articulation), point of articulation (where the tongue is articulating), and manner of articulation (how is it articulating). For example, the phoneme [t] is a voiceless alveolar plosive, meaning the vocal chords aren't vibrating, the tongue is pressed against
PainPain10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Pain is like a plague.
It starts out innocently enough,
But soon it is spreading
Through towns and villages
Bringing chaos and panic throughout.
Pain is like a shadow,
Sneaking and crawling and scratching
At your door.
It moves like it has a mind,
A cold, intelligent, hungry mind.
Pain takes on many forms.
Pain is a knife that slices your hand.
Pain can be your best friend.
Pain is the death of an angel.
Pain knows no barriers.
No matter its form,
When Pain wraps its wings;
Its beautiful, black, ominous wings, around the world,
Nothing will stop it.
And the world will bleed… a dark crimson red.
No one is safe from Pain.
Not you or I
Not God or Satan
Not even Pain is safe from itself.
You can, however,
With love, and kindness, and justice.
You must fight it!
If you don't , you'll be like me.
How can you love, when you are like me?
How can you live, when you are like me?
If all you bring to yourself and others;
If all you know…
BipolarBipolar10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Love and Hate,
Grief and Joy,
Hope and Dispair,
All this in one moment?
I was never prepared.
I can't see how it's possible
To be so happy yet so sad
Always smiling for no reason at all
With tears waiting patiently
For everything to fall.
Never at peace, never alone
Surrounded by nightmares
Striving to be real
Tortured by dreams
That shatter without warning.
Loving to live, living to love
Blessed with a gift
Both pure and sweet
Cursed with that same gift
Now tainted and worn.
Love you til death
Hate when you're gone
Drowned in my own Grief
Bursting with Joy
Hope for the best
But anticipate Dispair
Love and Hate,
Grief and Joy,
Hope and Dispair,
All this in one moment?
I simply can not bare.
NeverI've never met youNever11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We've never talked
I've never held your hand
I do not know
Who you are
And you don't know me
But yet it feels as if
I've met you once before
You know my deepest secrets
My darkest thoughts
You know exactly who I am
Without a single spoken word
I dream about you
Your hands upon my waist
Pulling me in
I can smell
Your scent of perfection
Your radiance makes me dizzy
Sends me into
A haze of longing
A tornado of wanting
I have never
Seen your face
But I can feel your eyes
Staring into mine
Twinkling like stars
And just as far away
I don't know what you look like
On the outside
Because I've only seen your inner beauty
But I could pick you out
In a crowd of millions
You would be the one
Smiling back at me
Though I've never seen your smile
Don't know what it feels like
But I've imagined it
And I know just how it should taste
I've never kissed your lips
But I wish I could
I've never held you hand
But I shake at the thought
I've never seen your face
But I want t
DistanceDistance9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Can't seem to close my eyes,
Because if I close my eyes,
I wonder if it's real.
My mind wanders...
It wanders back to you,
And I wonder how you feel.
I just want touch your face,
And not feel the cold, empty screen,
Lonely nights staring at the screen,
It shows me what's missing.
That I often feel,
And the only time I really feel,
It's when you're not missing.
I can't bear the nights without you,
Though those nights are all I have.
It seems impossible to go without you,
When I cannot smile, & I cannot laugh.
But some day...
It'll all be okay,
Because then I'll fill my days with you.
I'll fill my days with you.
It counts down the hours,
To a time that will be ours
In some place neither here nor there.
I try not to miss you so,
But every where I go,
There are pieces of you everywhere.
I can't close my eyes
And not remember all of your smiles
Or how you've driven for miles
Just to be near.
And when I wake,
I can't w
Come Back to MeCome Back to Me10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What I wouldn't give,
To spend just one more night with you.
I would give up my life.
Anything to get you back.
I need you in my life.
I can't stand seeing you alone.
And seeing you with someone else,
Kills me slowly.
You asked my once,
If I would ever give you up.
If I would stand to see you with someone else.
Just that thought without you made my heart cry.
Sadly its now a reality,
As you run so far away.
So now I lay awake,
hoping that you'll come back to me.
I hope you'll realize how much I care.
Follow your heart back to me.
And together we will stay, forever.
Innocent GreedDramaInnocent Greed5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
the aching heart song
Rumbling stomachs, leaking roof
have staged a show of vivid proofs
Words alone, bad or nice
won't buy my hamsters corn, so be wise
Shut the door, try to ignore
Let the wound get less sore
Drag myself further and further
Hear not the voice any longer
Suck it up, feeling like a con
This show has to go on
BulimicBulimic9 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The food looked so delicious. I couldn't control it anymore. I had not eaten in three days. I jumped out of the chair and went straight for the pasta. It was so good. The spaghetti slurped between my lips. The tomato sauce splattered all over the table. I grabbed the chicken. I bit into the thigh and took a big chunk of chicken in my mouth. I savored its taste as I grabbed more food. I grabbed the chocolate cake and the frosting melted in my hand. I shoved it into my mouth. It tasted so delicious. I grabbed the bread and put it in my mouth. I drank milk and everything there was gone I ate every type of food and filled up my stomach to the point that I felt sick. I knew I had failed. I felt fat already. I could feel myself gaining every pound. I prayed that it wasn't too late. I ran to the bathroom. I put my finger down my throat. All the food came back out. I just crouched down over the toilet. I couldn't stop throwing up. I knew that I had to get all the fat out of my body. I finally
I Still Need You (Tourniquet)I Still Need You (Tourniquet)10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You were there, from the very start
And you said it would be forever
You saw me break, and fall apart
And you put me back together
You were there for me
Every single day
You gave me everything
Then you took it away
And I believed
In all your lies
When you left,
You left me paralyzed
What I thought we had
Was never true
But I'm the one who's pathetic
Because I still need you
You knew my heart
Everything turns to shit
You knew you were
But you ruined me
And you're proud of it
You made me forget,
You guided me though,
You took the pain away
Now I bleed for you...
Giantess Cousin VIAt the base of the washing machine, Adam's day continued to go downhill. He had already been subjected to horrid things his cousin has but him through, and is still shrunken, helpless, and scared. As Mary turned to leave to fetch some more clothes before starting laundry, Adam tried to escape the clutches of the hardened cum that imprisoned him in the confines of the sheet. He knew that if he didn't escape, he would drown in the washing machine, and his tiny frame would go forever undiscovered within the machines internal compartment.Giantess Cousin VI2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Adam used all the might he could. The last remaining bits of his strength to try and free himself. Life is exhausting at such a miniature size, and if he didn't do something about it, he would continue to live a very small, very sad life. He tried to pry his tired arms free. No use. Next his legs. He pushed and tried to unglue his legs from the sheet. Still no use. His body was too attached to the sheet. "This is it.." he said to himself in a defeated voi
Because You Left MeBecause You Left Me10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why are you doing this
you know i'm not strong
you know that i love you
please, hurt me no more.
I look in your eyes
they have no reflection
your vision is slanted
I AM NOT YOUR WHORE.
I miss you so badly
but when you were there
its not like you noticed
i dont think you care.
So where are you going
in reckless abandon?
I wish you the anguish
that you cannot see.
I dont want to leave you
but there are no options
I'm standing alone here
because you've left ME.
I Don't Feel the Need.Please.I Don't Feel the Need.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Please say it.
I've been waiting for you to.
I hate how I live in my own little world of
and happy endings
I hate how I expect people to feel a certain way
wishing they felt as strongly as I do
I hate how everything is so one-sided
and I evoke no emotion at all
I hate how I started thinking about my future today
and I didn't see you
even when I closed my eyes
why do you suddenly seem so far away
am I wrong to want to be with you
I don't feel the need to ask what I should
when I already know the answer
I don't feel the need to cry
because it never fixes broken hearts
and self esteems
it never fixes
I don't feel the need to kiss you
when I put in more than what I get
only a little tongue
and a second's worth of time
I don't feel the need to fuck
What I would do for youHow much do you mean to me?What I would do for you8 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I'm surprised that you had to ask
I'll answer that question in a heartbeat
It will be my simplest task
I want to hold you whenever you're sad
My heart stops when a tear rolls down your cheek
I'm determined to keep you laughing
I strive for the things that you seek
Life seems so worthless without you
I'm never going to let you go
I'd be nothing if you stopped loving me
Maybe it just doesn't show
And if a door closes for you
I pray that one more opens soon
I'd walk to the ends of the earth
Just to be with you
All these words that I said
Were simple, yet true
Therefore, shed those doubts and worries
Because I would never choose anyone but you
Giantess Cousin II After about an hour of Mary walking around the house, you are still stuck in between her toes, choking on the salt watery sweat you are being forced into digesting. The chaos stops as you feel your body become almost weightless in the air, as Mary lifts her leg up and takes off the painful shoe around your body.Giantess Cousin II6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Hehe. How was the ride Adam?" she smiles asking you as if she didn't know the answer. Your body was too tired to answer her and just sat lifeless in between her toes letting out deep sighs and long breathes. This fresh air was a gift, compared to the musty smell of Mary's foot after an hour.
"Hmm. What should we do now.." She plucks your body up between her thumb and index finger and puts you close to her face, looking at you. While thinking she sometimes runs her other hand's finger across your tiny wet body, playing with your penis and tickling your sides. After a few minutes of fondling your cock, she gets an idea.
The Sad SeaA child was drowned to the bottom of the sea.The Sad Sea6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
A playful child that wanted to grab every pretty
little fish she saw and loved them all to death.
she didn't know, she didn't know.... it was gonna be sad.
The cold liquid denied her existence.
She was no mermaid, she was just a nuisance.
Finally, last bubbles were taken from her breath.
she didn't know, she didn't know.... she just felt sad.
Big jaws tore her limbs apart with nasty grin.
And tiny fishes had party on her shredded skins.
Soon there was nothing left but a vision of red.
she didn't know, she didn't know.... she wasn't anymore sad.
Her consciousness lives forever in the sea.
It condemns every little thing that looks so pretty,
the fishes, and her own tragic death.
she didn't know, oh she didn't know.... her story would be so sad.
Dear Angel of MinePlease don't cry, don't be sadDear Angel of Mine7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It's not like you're the one who's bad
Please don't pout, don't be mad
Just forget all that we've ever had
Plain papers that's what we should be
Let's just write some new story
Of what some friends we will be
For tomorrow is not sumthing we can see
So I say, just let it go
No more hurt, no more blue
No crazy days, no fight no more
There's nothing left we can hope for
Like a sweet, red, red wine
You were a drug to make me fine
Yes, you were always on my mind
But I see you are no longer mine
I'm sick, I never think right
Forgive me hurting you day and night
Latching on you, holding tight
Can't see nothing but you in my sight
I'm crazy but I want to be free
Don't want to hurt anybody
no, not once more really
so, please... will you help me?
I dont careI dont care if you hate thisI dont care8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And I dont care what you think of me.
Im sorry for all the pain I put you through
And Im sorry I couldnt be who you wanted me to be.
I dont care about whats become of me
And I dont care about the feelings I've lost.
I just have to be me as me
No matter the cost.
I dont care what intentions you may have had
And I dont care if we didnt settle the score.
I hate whats happened between us
But truly, I just dont care....anymore.
Shades of Green: Heart of the Monster- Chapter 1Shades of Green: Heart of the Monster- Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: Heart of the Monster
Chapter One- The Arrival of Cousin Jen
Janet Van Dyne quickly made her way to the door, curious as to who the visitor could be after she had been informed of the arrival of the visitor by JARVIS, the artificial intelligence system that was intergrated into the mansion by Tony Stark himself. She had just changed out of her Avengers attire and into her normal, more comfortable clothing which consisted of a raven-black & gold short-sleeve t-shirt and a pair of khaki pants when JARVIS announced the presence of their unexpected guest. Once JARVIS had informed her, Janet rushed down the staris at a speed that seemed almost impossible, even for someone as fast & agile as she was. Coming to a stop directly in front of the doors, Janet made sure to smooth out her clothing, wanting to look her best as always when greeting a guest.
Releasing a light
Biography on Sar'idikkBiography on Sar'idikk9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Nickname(s): Sar'i, Sidi (used by Kwei)
Name Meaning: The Giver
Human Codename: "The Ocelot"
Age: 312 (Approximately 30-years-old if compared to a human life-span)
Status/Rank: Intelligence Officer aboard the Dachande/Honored
Father – N'Kyhda (Recently branded a BadBlood; Whereabouts unknown)
Mother – (Alive and Aging Gracefully; Located on the Home Planet)
Half Sister – Tituga (Matriarch of Dachande and close friend)
Child – Kwei (Adopted 'Ooman' daughter; stays with Sar'idikk onboard Dachande)
Weight: 280 lbs.
Height: 7 feet, 4 inches (Approximately 29 Noks)
Bust: 55 inches (Roughly 18 Noks)
Waist: 43 inches (Roughly 14 Noks)
Hips: 58 inches (Roughly 19 Noks)
BIOGRAPHY AND BEHAVIOR:
On board the Dachande, Sar'idikk is the smallest female. Her body size isn't normal for a typical healthy female, and is the result of a childhood virus that tried to t
Because I Love You Because I Love YouBecause I Love You6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"Because I Love You / Fourside" from Earthbound / Mother 2
lyrics by Joseph Blanchette
We met at the birth of the night
Under the suns dying light
Although I cannot understand
If there is some greater plan
I know its what I want because I love you.
One thing I cannot see
Why are you so good me?
So you place your hand in mine,
And stare into my eyes,
And whisper in my ear because I love you.
Forever is but a moment,
A second that can last eternity.
But all to fast it flies by,
That moment taken away from me
The Green ScarThe Green Scar2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Green Scar
My Friend, My Love
I've known you for many years.
In short, I've known you for a long time.
When I needed a friend...
When I needed someone to love me, to accept me for everything that I am without judgement...
When I needed someone to save me, to protect me from harm...
You were always there for me.
Both of you were.
It had been months since we last met.
I went out to find you, searching the entire globe.
Then I discovered what happened to you.
Dr. Stephen Strange.
A group of heroes otherwise known as the Illuminati.
After I found out what they've done to you, I wanted to kill them all.
They took from me my closest friend.
They took away the only man I ever really loved and cared about.
I wished I could've stopped them.
I would've done anything to save you.
Relapse: A Life With Anorexia "Rush her to the ER!"Relapse: A Life With Anorexia8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The doctors screamed at the nurses as they struggled with attaching the convulsing girl to the stretcher and rolling her through the well-lit hallways of the hospital. The white tile raced beneath the wheels and the grey paneling on the walls flew by as the ER crew sped down the path, desperate to get the girl into the emergency room. There was a nurse constantly screaming out her stats as they fell lower with each passing second.
The team rolled into the room and placed a cup over her mouth.
"She's in cardiac arrest, doctor, we have to move fast!"
The nurse kept screaming, her shrill voice ringing through the room and above all the murmuring of the other staff members.
A breathing mask was placed over the girl's mouth to keep the oxygen going into her lungs. The girl was unconscious,