A Gorgon's Journal - Part 5Day 15, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I start my third week today in here today. I keep telling myself each day that maybe tomorrow, I'll go and find some answers about who I am or why I'm here, but I don't even know where to begin to search. However, I am quite certain someone has a plan for me: this temple conveniently appearing at the same time I did, this journal left for me, the lyre, all signs that someone is looking out for me. But why would someone create all of this for a single gorgon? If that person has the ability to create life and buildings and objects out of nothing, what purpose could I possibly serve them that they could not do themselves? There has to be more to my life than what I've already been doing, this can't be all there is to it.
Two more warriors arrived today: one male, one female. Both were very similar to the last one to arrive: arrogant, cocky, and easy to petrify. &
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 2Day 3, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The only goal for today was to find a way to easily move heavy statues around the temple. While I could carry them, it would be slow and painful. Plus, the odds of me breaking and shattering one would be too high. I spent the first part of the day searching the temple for rope but to no avail. In the end, I ended up using some of the largest vines I could find from the pillars at the front of the temple to construct a sort of harness. Using it, I can tie several vines around the statues to secure them and then slip my arms through two other straps. This allows me to use my entire body to carry them on my back.
Still, it would have been very hard work had my hair not decided to help. As I put the first statue into the harness and began to carry it, the snakes suddenly wrapped themselves around the statue as well. The difference was amazing: my hair is apparently almo
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 3Day 7, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Today was my second encounter with humans. It did not go well.
The rain of the past few days had left and now there was plentiful sunshine. I decided I would quickly go outside today and look at the grounds surrounding the temple. I had my hesitations from the days before but I realize now that such unfortunate events will always occur with me. There's nothing stopping a stray animal from walking in the front door or landing on the roof while I'm practicing my lyre. I'm going to have to live with it.
However, my plans were cut incredibly short. As I rounded the corner to step outside, my eyes met the eyes of a young male warrior making his way towards the temple. He screamed at the top of his lungs as his body turned cold and gray. I slowly approached the new statue and was only halfway to him when I heard the sound of his comrades coming through the brush. I turned and ran for safety. I was not quick enough - they saw the back of my head as I sprinted inside.
HeritageHeritage10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"I hear and do strange things in sleep, and awake with a kind of exultation instead of terror." - HP Lovecraft, Shadow Over Innsmouth
A slender blonde teenager shambled through the cooridors among the bands of lively high school students, all dressed in matching purple and white uniforms. Among them, she seemed almost a zombie, devoid of anything but the most basic animation.
She wasn't in a mood to be listening to the teacher or the guide as they explained the various displays and artifacts they were passing. There would be a test later, or an essay assignment, or something like that, and she would be getting something less than her usual A, but that didn't bother her right now.
She was listening to the whispers of her peers, intermixed with the whispers came out of her own mind, a whirlwind of sounds, rising and falling, the beat of the crowd's heart.
The beating whispe
SASUNARU CHAP 5CHAPTER 5SASUNARU CHAP 58 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Later that day Sasuke went to out to the market to buy something for Naruto. He though about ramen but he had a lifetime supply of at his house. Sasuke thought and thought. If Naruto was going to be his lover then he would have to know what he liked other then ramen. He sat on the swing outside the Ninja Academy. He swung back and forth gently thinking of what to get Naruto. While he was swinging a frog jumped in front of him a couple of feet away from him. He wondered if Naruto liked frogs. He did remember seeing a frog like money pouch on the kitchen counter.
Sasuke stood up and picked up the frog and smiled. You helped me out a lot. Sasuke set down the frog and went back to the market.
Naruto was fast asleep when he heard a knock at the window. He sat up and crawled over to the window -forgetting he was naked- and opened the window up. Hinata stood there looking at Naruto who was naked and passed out. Naruto quickly
Deidara's Story Ch.1Chapter 1: That damn painful night...Deidara's Story Ch.18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He didn't get it...not at all. The 15-year-old Deidara was doing the dishes, still flinching at that pain that shot through his body, on a hot summer night thinking about how much better his life could be...and how much he misses his mother.
Earlier on that night, his father had scoffed up the last of the dinner that his son had made him.
As always, his father was completely hammered from all the drinks he had a bit earlier.
Deidara was ready for what was to come...imagining what things his father was going to say to him tonight...
His father had always insulted Deidara about every tiny thing he did wrong, and blaming him saying that he's that reason his mother is dead.
"Why can't you do it properly for once?! Why can't you do anything right? You can't even make a damn meal properly!" All right...it's started again.
All Deidara could do was stand there and listen to all the most horrible things a parent could ever say to their child. "Well w
SasuNaru Chapter 5 part 1SASUNARU Chapter 5, part 1SasuNaru Chapter 5 part 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sasuke put Naruto's backpack on backwards, so he could throw naruto on his back. He had put all the stuff he NEEDED into naruto's bag. Then went out to the front desk and left his bag with the lady there.
"I'll be back later to get this." Sasuke said in a hurry.
He ran off before she could even reply. It didn't take him long to get back, and instead of running to the hospital, he ran straight to the Hokage.
She had a stern but scared look on her face, and she immediately took him away to the hospital, as Sasuke followed until she too him into a room he wasn't allowed into. He waited outside for two hours until Hokage Tsunade came out.
"He's going to be ok Sasuke. It's a good thing you brought him here right away, because this could've gotten very serious." Tsunade says strictly.
"What happend?! How sick is he?!"
"He caught a virus, a rare virus. But the real threat was that, when his body is weak like that, the nine tail fox, may..take over his
Youth Terrorist chapter 1Grimmjow walked down the hallway in bored silence with his hands in his pockets. He stared blankly at the white walls as he passed. They seemed to go on forever. Every wall and room looked the exact same. He sighed, bored. Aizen had called for him. A mission, most likely. Grimmjow grinned, showing his abnormally sharp canines.Youth Terrorist chapter 16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hope I get to fight the berry head, Grimmjow spoke to no one in particular. The teal haired Espada pulled his lips together into a tight smile. It faded when he reached the door and saw Tousen waiting for him. The blind man openned the door for Grimmjow. He entered the room while closing the door behind him.
Ah, Good morning, Grimmjow, Aizens voice called out softly. Gin Ichimaru was by his side, as usual. His never ending grin was even more frustrating then Aizen's fake-friendly smile. It made the Sexta Espada want to rip it off his grinning face. He wouldn't be smiling then, huh? I assume you liked your little walk out here?&
X-Men - StillnessX-Men - Stillness6 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was an exact instant when Logan first feared he might be going insane.
It was not, as one might expect, at a time when Wraith was lamely attempting to play a badly tuned guitar, or when North was doing repetitive gun tricks, or when Wade was singing candy jingles.
No, it wasnt even one of the times when Victor was idly carving tabletop masterpieces with his claws, or when Fred was once again insisting he was in love, or when Wade was asking for the millionth time, Are we there yet? just to annoy everyone.
In fact, the moment that Logan felt his sanity slip was almost silent, and that was the most chilling part of all, because until then, hed been sure that Wade only ever shut up when he was asleep (and even then, he sometimes mumbled nonsense).
For a long time after Stryker had paraded Wade Wilson before them, gloating of finding the perfect final member of the team, none of them had actually seen Wade do anything.
SasuNaru Chapter 6SasuNaru 6SasuNaru Chapter 68 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The walk home made Naruto's legs exuasted! His weak leg muscles were in alot of pain, so when they were getting close, Sasuke broke the rules and picked up Naruto when they were about three minutes away from home.
"Wait, no, Sasuke! You can't! She said! My legs!" Naruto said fidgiting.
"Naruto, you look like your in so much pain! Were almost there, just let me carry you a little bit, ok?" Sasuke begs, carrying him bridal style.
"Ok, fine." Naruto caving easily because he was in so much pain.
When they reach the house, Sasuke sets him down on his bed.
"Ouch!..." Naruto winces in pain as he trys to bend his knees up.
"Here, move slowly" Sasuke said holding Naruto's knees, helping him move them up slowly, then back down again.. " Is it your calf muscles, or maybe your thigh?" He says touching Naruto's calf, then moving up to his thigh, " You KNOW how good my massages are dobe, if you need one, just say so"Sasukes says as Naruto smiles.
"We should get you cleaned up thoug
GrimmIchi: Paperwork be damnedTitle: Paperwork be damnedGrimmIchi: Paperwork be damned6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Author: Black Storm Van Pendragon
Pairing: Grimmjow / Ichigo [minor cameo to hollow Ichigo]
Genre: General romance
Warnings: Aside from crude remarks, yaoi/shonen-ai.....none XD
Summary: Just a short PWP GrimmIchi drabble [I royally suck at summaries]. Setting takes place long after the Winter War, in Soul Society.
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach and I make no profit from this. I write purely out of fun and sheer boredom of it all -that and the lack of a GrimmIchi fix.
A/N: Sorry no smut here. Not that I can't be perverse but I never really write that kind of scenario down before so...I'm not really that confident and I don't wanna screw up the drabble any more than it already is, so....er...use your own imagination ;;
Thank you for reading. Please mind the awkward setting. This is, of course, PWP (so throw it out the window and just...er...enjoy the read).
X-Men - GravityX-Men - Gravity6 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was a saying appropriate to the exact instant in which Logans life went from surreal to perfect. He wasnt sure where hed first heard it, or whod said it at the time.
Madness is like gravity all it takes is a little push.
Hed decided he would ignore the fact that hed gone insane. Hed decided he would pretend Wade Wilson was nothing more than a disturbed young man.
But Wade was nothing if not persistent, and could be almost impossible to ignore.
It was the madness of him predictable chaos, laconic efficiency, casual slaughter.
Yes, gravity. Wade was like gravity.
Like a thirty-storey fall. Like the tides. Like the sunrise and the seasons. Never identical, but always the same. Teetering, but inevitable.
Watching Wade made something ache deep in his chest.
Stryker pointed Wade at things he wanted removed from the face of the planet, an
i sleep in seas next to you.if this feeling isi sleep in seas next to you.6 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
drowning then i just hope i
never breathe again.
MLAAS - Ch 7Chapter 7 - Good AdviceMLAAS - Ch 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I continued the one sided conversation with the statue across from me in the darkness, telling her all about my life: birthday parties, school, friends, family, and the events that lead me to where I was. I talked about television and my favorite foods and anything I could do to take my mind off of things. I made sure to keep my mind flowing like a river, not giving myself a single second to stop and reflect again. After a few hours, I had run out of things to talk about. As I struggled to come up with another topic, I realized it was becoming hard to keep any sort of thought straight.
I...I...wait, what was I just doing?
Suddenly, I was conscious again. I had apparently dozed off in the middle of my search for a topic. It was then I realized: Sleep is possible, even when you're just a chunk of rock. However, it's unlike most normal sleep. There i
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 1Day 1, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up today on a stone slab in the middle of a dark temple. I have no recollection of who I am or what I'm doing here. I don't feel it is amnesia, as I don't feel like I'm forgetting anything. It's weird...I have knowledge of this world despite having no memory of anything else. I know what the animals are called, what a tree is, what a plant is...I know how to talk, read, and write, and yet it's as if I suddenly dropped out of the sky and into this temple just a few hours ago.
I also have snakes for hair. It's not as bothersome as one would think, having live creatures living on your head. For the most part, they are not very active. They behave much like normal hair would, blowing in the breeze, simply sitting there without making any noise. However, they do seem to perk up a bit when I'm hungry. I'm guessing we share the same stomach.
As for the events that h
SasuNaru- At 5pmNaruto looked at his note, his watch, then back to his note again. He was becoming impatiant and started to tap his foot without realizing it.SasuNaru- At 5pm9 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What am I even doing here? I don't even know who wrote this note, and here I am, waiting for them." Naruto read over the note for the fourth time.
Meet me at the bridge at 5pm. Don't be late!
It was now 5:30. Naruto leaned against the railing and sighed. How long must he wait? Just as he was contimplating if he should go home, he suddenly sensed someone getting closer. Finally! He thought as he spun around to face the person. He gasped when he saw that the person behind him was none other than Sasuke. Sasuke? Whats he doing here? Oh, don't tell me! Naruto lightly blushed.
"You? Are you the one who wrote this note?" Naruto demanded, shoving the note at Sasuke. He just nodded and shoved it back.
"Then why da hell are you so late?!" Naruto practicly screeched. "You told me not to be late, and here you are, 30 min
BipolarI.Bipolar5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A dove into a mirror;
A crow into a tree.
There is a word missing.
Hot Chocolate 'n ExplanationsHot Chocolate 'n Explanations4 years ago in Romance More Like This
By the time Pinkie had regained consciousness she'd all but forgotten her trip through the labyrinth.
The fighting, the balloon garden, the elements..all just foggy shapes in the back of her mind.
She fully expected to open her eyes and see her cozy room in Sugarcube Corner, her little body wrapped safe and warm in the blanket Mrs. Cake had so generously given her...
Pinkies eyes shot open.
She wasn't in her bed, she wasn't in Sugarcube Corner and she most certainly wasn't curled up in a warm blanket...
Instead she found herself high above Equestria, looking up into the endless blue of the sky while below her the sound of pouring rain and a bizarre popping sound echoed throughout the land.
Memories flooded the Party Pony's mind.
The Labyrinth, Discord, her friends laughing-
Her ears dropped immediately, her eyes squeezing shut tightly.
"N-no I...how did-?"
"Ah, you're awake my dear!" Discord's voice sounded so happy and full've optimis
MagnetMagnet4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Touko idly stared out of the Ferris wheel carrier's window. Touya and Jessi, her companions were talking in the seat across from her. Everything would've been perfect if not for the empty seat next to her.
Cheren and Bianca were on the carrier below them, and as they ascended to the top, Touya noticed something. Someone was manifesting next to Touko in a green glow. And Touko was in a daze and depression to even notice it. A hand was beginning to appear on Touko's hand. Touya's eyes widened.
"Jessi. Hey Jessi." he hissed. Jessi turned.
"Look." Sure enough, when Jessi turned, she saw the manifestation becoming clearer. Green hair was beginning to grow on the head. A void cube appeared on its pants. The hand began to look more alive and fleshier.
"What the-?!" Jessi whispered anxiously. She spotted the Void Cube, and smiled.
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 4Day 10, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just as I've been fearing for days, the first warrior came today to avenge his friends. I was eating lunch when I heard him calling me out from the main entrance. He gave a long-winded speech about how he would "show me the light of justice" and other lines that I'm sure he thought would fill me with fear. Instead they just made me want to get rid of him sooner. When he was done, I gave him my own speech: I told him my side of the story. I told him I didn't want to cause anyone harm, that I just wanted to be left alone. I begged for him to leave if he valued his own life.
He just laughed. "A trick", he called it. He was "too strong" to be fooled by such "meager words". I spilled my heart out and he just laughed in my face. So, I showed him how strong he really was. He had stood there in the door, eyes wide open, just begging for me
Mass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERSMass Effect 3 Alternate Endings. SPOILERS3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
MASS EFFECT 3 ALTERNATE ENDING *SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*
**EDIT** Holy crap this got way more attention than I was expecting. The comments and support have been amazing everyone!
A few points: Credit where credit is due; this ending, as much as everyone seems to love it, was only created because the amazing team at Bioware created a universe that was so rich and full of life and detail. As much as I know a lot of fans are hurt by what they did, we need to remember that Bioware still created an incredible trilogy, one of the best ever. So hats off to them all round.
Also, this was written really fast and so the ending (specifically the last part on how you actually win using TIM's signal) isn't very fleshed out. I know there are holes, and they can actually be fixed quite easily. This isn't perfect. Also, this doesn't deal with a 'happy' ending. If there were to be one, or you were to even CONSIDER taking the fourth option, you'd need to be damn ready. I'm talking ALL war assets e
AnnoyedIt's the year 2008. All humans are still arguing over pointless, mindless things. their fragile tiny minds collapse as they lose their job, or their wife. Some random human who i'm sure is theAnnoyed6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
result of inbreeding shoots some human child and then rapes it. Everybody cries while thinking secret thoughts about the vile thing (The child, The shooter, The parent, whichever)
We walk the streets, we share the same spaces, and housing, but they don't notice us. If by some miracle we force them to, they ridicule us, they hate us without even knowing us. They don't want
to know us, they don't want to learn, they want to mindlessly hate.
Humans never notice anything... Like the painstaking labor of a spider as it builds it's web; We've over-worked them you know, the spiders..Harboring so much filth, wasting so much food that
the bad bugs flourish; The spiders simply can't keep up. ....I'm sorry if i wander, my mind decides to go down side-roads, paths to trek another day perhaps?
Everything's Changing - Pt1Honestly, Xalna, you are such a killjoy sometimes! Xeths huffed, pacing about the room irritably.Everything's Changing - Pt16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And you are an insufferable prat! she countered. Strutting around here like some sort of peacock with an over-inflated ego. You treat this organization like a joke!
It is not a joke! He clenched and unclenched his fists. He wasnt mad at her.
Xalnas face softened. I know that, Xeths, she said gently. She touched his arm. Seth. I know that.
He pulled his arm away half-heartedly. Thats not my name anymore.
She frowned at him. Selfish and stubborn. You act as if this weight were yours alone to bear. She folded her arms and cocked her hips back defensively/irritably. Why do you think there are twenty-nine other people here who feel the same way as you do? Hm? Why do you think there are twenty-nine other people whose names arent their own anymore? She pa
ProloguePrologue5 years ago in Settings More Like This
Soon I will die.
Soon I will be no more here.
So, please, listen to my story through my blood. The wolves are crying, cause I'm leaving this land forever. I'm leaving the mountains and the seas, the hills and the lakes which I loved so much.
The wolves cry for me and I cry too. Not for the death; not for the fear of what are expecting me in the Underworld, cause what there will be I've already known.
I perfectly know the flames which will consume and mangle my flesh for the eternity. I will be raped, dived, cut, just forever. But this doesn't scare me.
My fear, my only fear, is just one, simple as a child, important has the water.
What I fear is too lose what I had. My life, my friend, and Him.
I'm a Demon. I've killed, feeling even pleasure in doing that. Once died I can only go to the Black Lands, where I will find gruesome murderer, dirty thieves, blind fools and evil rapists.
But He won't be with me. He will be far away, in a place I could never seen.
He died for protect me, I've a