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
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
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.
HeritageHeritage9 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
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
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
X-Men - NemesisX-Men - Nemesis6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Some people are just designed by nature to rub one another the wrong way, to be enemies in spirit if not in action, to be unscratchable itches, unconquerable challenges. Nemesis is the term coined by the Greeks for this, after their goddess of divine retribution.
Logan had thought it a bunch of bullshit until joining Team X.
Theyd been given dossiers to review, when theyd first joined and each time Stryker added a new recruit to the team. Dossiers, unfortunately, neglect to mention that every special gift has its fine print.
Take Logans own case for exampleheightened senses should have come with a warning like household appliances will make you irritable, and the sound of a dog barking in the next county will set your teeth on edge. Wraiths might have been something like for five seconds before and after each jump, everyone will be able to see the results of ye
CnDP - Skeletons and SpidersCnDP - Skeletons and Spiders5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Skeletons and Spiders or How to Guilt Heartless Mercenaries Into Helping for Free
Wade has no idea exactly what happened, or how they got into the situation in the first place. He blames shitty plot devices and his once-again-unreliable memory.
He isnt the right kind of crazy (yet) to have randomly decided Hope needed graphic real-world instruction in the subjects of internal anatomy and dissection by katana (Weasel and random bystanders are another matter, since theyre not young and impressionable). Hes also not the right kind of crazy to have picked a fight with anyone with Hope around (Bullseye might be tempting, but so far Wade has managed to steer clear of those Dark Avenger assholes while Hope-sitting)quite aside from Nate going postal afterward, theres always the slim chance that Wade would be too slow at the wrong time and Hope might be hurt.
All right, if he didnt jump some poor schmuck walking down
naruto and sasuke yaoi pt. 2previusly...naruto and sasuke yaoi pt. 28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
" g-get of of me!" Naruto said loudly.
Sasuke threw Naruto sideways on the couch, and Naruto didnt do anything. how could he? he didnt want too. it was like, this is ok with him, but at the same time, he didnt like it.
Sasuke jumped on top of him. Naruto tried to resist, but didnt want to.
" W-why are you doing this?" Naruto asked.
Sasuke didnt answer and Nipped Naruto's ear. Naruto moaned a bit.
Sasuke moved slowly to narutos lips and kissed him. Naruto tried to escape a moan, but couldnt.Narutos armed twitched alittle as Sasukes cold hands rubbed down them. Then, Naruto tried to open his mouth for air, but when he did, Sasuke slipped his tongue in, playing with Naruto's.
Naruto tried to push Sasuke away, but something inside him told him not too.
Sasuke then, cocked his head up to get some air.
" this is fun." Sasuke said in the darkness. He moved his hands up naruto's shirt and corrested his chest.
"Sasuke, this isnt right. please... just..." naruto didnt fini
Deidara's Story Ch.5Chapter 5: "Revenge is beautiful, un!"Deidara's Story Ch.57 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The wounded boy flashed his trademark smile at his father. Why in the hell was he smiling when he had his throat practically cut in half?
The boy let out a maniacal laugh, but his father didn't see his lips move. He felt someone tap his shoulder, he turned around only to see...Deidara.
He glanced back at what he thought was Deidara, only to be having a clay replication in his grasp.
"You're not gonna get me that easy, un!" The boy bolted to his room, locking his door shut.
He collapsed onto his bed, hysterically laughing, holding his sides that were starting to hurt him.
His father, furious with blind rage, broke down the door and scanned the room. Nothing.
Nothing but an open window and a clay tablet, containing the words: 'See ya around sucker! Yeah!'
And within seconds, the tablet exploded. Deidara saw from the window as he laughed, "Revenge is beautiful, un!"
And with a heavy-packed school bag of clothes and school books, he jumped into the di
SasuNaru Chapter 3SasuNaru Chapter 3SasuNaru Chapter 37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(two weeks later)
Naruto wakes up locked in Sasuke's arms. He turns around so he is facing Sasuke, looking at him sleeping softly. Naruto brings his fingers up to sasuke's face and slightly brushes his cheek. 'He looks so beautiful when he is sleeping...'
"Stop it, that tickles!" sasuke says to naruto half asleep, not opening his eyes. Naruto climbs over him trying to get out of bed, while sasuke groans from naruto's knees diging into his stomach.
"Well, im going to get dressed!" Naruto shouts out playfully. Sasuke's head quickly shoots up, looking directly at naruto standing there in his t-shirt and PJ bottoms."...in the bathroom!" he finishes smiling.
"Stop teasing naruto...." sasuke grumbles as he flips back over trying to get back to sleep. Naruto chucks Sasuke's pants at him. Sasuke a little startled by this, sits up and grabs them.
"You know i have extra bottoms, you dont have to sleep in your boxers." Naruto says as he enters the bathroom and shu
Deidara's Story Ch.1Chapter 1: That damn painful night...Deidara's Story Ch.17 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 2PART 2SasuNaru Chapter 5 Part 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sakura walks with some flowers to find Naruto lying asleep in bed, and Sasuke's head on the bed next to him, their hands entangled. Sakura, shocked, her jaw drops. She had heard rumors, but dismised them all as untrue, so she couldn't believe what she was looking at. Were Sasuke and Naruto...a COUPLE?! She backs out fo the room, bumping into Tsunade. Tsunade see's a shocked, yet uneasy look on Sakura's face. She looks into the room, then back at Sakura.
"It's true. They're together" Tsunade says straight out to Sakura.
"But...but, i just..i mean..." Sakura says, then sighs, knowing there's nothing she could do. If they're gay, there is no chance for her anymore..
"They're happy too. You should think about moving on Sakura. Be happy for them" Tsunade smiles and starts to walk off, but turns around to add something, " Oh, and maybe you should go visit Lee, he hurt himself on his last mission, and is right over there, across the hall" She then continues to walk off.
Sakura looks ba
BioShock- Atlas- Part 1(It's time to end this little masquerade.)BioShock- Atlas- Part 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was nothing. There was no Atlas. It was only the conman. Back from the dead. Jack's hands tremble, it feels as if his genetic code is being rewritten again-it feels like sparks are being shot through his veins and fire is being coated over his bones. He can taste bile at the back of his throat. Not real. Imagination.
That accent that he's become so accustomed to has slipped away entirely. It's He feels cold. Colder than he felt when the plane plummeted into the ocean-how long ago was that now? (There ain't no Atlas, kid. Never was.) The voice is all wrong, too harsh and too mocking. He falls to his knees, despite the shaking of the floor and a cracked sob wrenches from his lips. No. No. No. This can't can't-(Fella in my line a work takes on a variety of aliases)-he can't breathe.
Atlas is still talking and that god-awful Bronx accent is patching through the shortwave when it should be God, Atlas
CnDP - Itsy-BitsyCnDP - Itsy-Bitsy5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The Itsy-Bitsy Only Competent Person Present
Yelena tapped a gloved finger against her lip. Tony wished she wouldnt, because it was far more distracting than it had any right to be. Tell me again why it is we cannot just walk in front door and shoot everything? she said. Is only A.I.M., after all. Their combat efficacy is minimal. And it shouldnt be sexy to hear the word minimal pronounced mee-nee-mull, but Tony was starting to think Yelena could make a lot of annoying and unlikely things sexy (he blamed her tailor; the guy must have sold his soul to be able to quilt a full leather suit and gloves to her exact measurements).
Be-caaaaaause, Deadpool said, if we just went in the front door, guns blazing, thered be splodey death, which would draw superhero attention, and then Nate would know right away. Were trying to kee
SasuNaru Chapter 4SasuNaru Chapter 4SasuNaru Chapter 47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(two months since they started dating, and Naruto's Birthday weekend)
"Uhhh...UHHHH" sasuke says breathing hard and fast. " HARDER" He screams as naruto slams into him.
Naruto shoots straight up in bed breathing heavily, with a shocked expression on his face. 'Man, i've been really horny lately...' Naruto thinks to himself. He has been having these dreams often lately.
"Have a good dream there naruto?" sasuke says standing by the bed packing his suitcase " I heard you moaning in your sleep, and the sheets are a little wet there too."
Naruto looks down and sees that Sasuke is right. Embarresed, he wraps the sheets around him, grabs some clothes, and locks himself in the bathroom.
"No need to be embarresed, dreams about me will do that to you." Sasuke says snickering to himself.
"Who says it was about you?" Naruto responds trying to gain a little pride back.
"You did, when you were screaming my name in your sleep" Sasuke says smashing Naruto's pride d
Cursed Ch 4 GrimmIchiMany thanks to WarriorNun for betaingCursed Ch 4 GrimmIchi6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And to Sena Rin- no need to worry, there will be no needless abuse. Im glad that I was able to convert you into liking KenpachixIchigo as well
Cursed: Chapter 4
Ichigo knew that something was wrong with him. It had started with a craving for meat. He was doing homework when his stomach rumbled and he started salivating at the thought of it. It got so bad that he had crept downstairs and pulled out some raw hamburger that he started to shove into his mouth. Then he realized what he was doing and ran to the bathroom to throw up.
Then he realized that his wound was now completely healed. Which was impossible. When his dad had asked to look at the wound he peeled back the wrapping and stared quizzically at the healed flesh that was only marred by the stitches. Faintly suspicious, but not complaining, goat face removed the stitches and gave his son a clean bill of health.
But Ichigo really knew something was fucked up when Yuzu asked h
SasuNaru Fanfic Chapter 2SasuNaru Chapter 2SasuNaru Fanfic Chapter 28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Naruto slides out of bed and slowly gets dressed. Getting home late and barely getting any sleep, he was exsauhsted. He slips on his shoes and leaves his house. Walking down the street towards the hokage's, promising to help her with a favor this morning. The sun was bright, he squinted trying to shild his eyes. He felt tap on his shoulder. Hoping to see sauske, he turns around to see a smiling Sakura. Disappointed, he gives her a half-hearted "hello".
"Hey Naruto! Whats new?" she askes beemingly. Naruto thinks of what happend last night, but didnt really want to talk to Sakura about it.
"Umm, not much, just going to see the hokage." he says.
"Well i won't keep you then" Sakura responds while looking over Naruto's shoulder. Then, much to Naruto's surprise, out of nowhere, she leans in and kisses him.
"Later Naruto!" she says as she runs off before he could ask her about it. He just stands there thinking 'what the hell?' Then coming up from behind him Sasuke pa
WolvesThe Howl The NightWolves10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Did Not Oppose
By Justin Borer
In the forest on this cold, misty, moonlit night.
Nature is calm and quiet with not a soul in sight.
The silence continues, nothing trying to fight.
Then moonlight shines through the trees.
The light continues to flow like a calm breeze.
Casting shadows upon the lonly leaves.
A branch snaps breaking the somber silence.
Something in the darkness moves showing its defiance.
The forest shifts reluctantly to this act of violence.
Through the shadow the moon helps soothe.
This figure has nothing to prove.
Steathy and strong it continued to move.
The figure emerged from the darkness to cast its own shadow.
Through its grey and black fur the wind does blow.
With its pointed ears every creature it does know.
The creature sat on the ground and looked at the starry sky.
He felt alone, that, no one could deny.
through its bluish-gray eyes it wondered why.
He looked up at the bright full moon.
He let out a howl and held its desperate tune.
Tidus and YunaTidus and Yuna.Tidus and Yuna8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yuna stood alone, snow falling thick around her, under the solitary white tree in a land so barren. The thick, bear skinned cloak wrapped around her shoulders provided little warmth against the blistering ice-tinted wind. In her hand she clasped the thick, silver ring, a token from the man she loved and always would love.
"Where is he?" she whispered to herself in desperation.
Her eyes scanned across the bare horizon in the direction of Mino, searching for the figure she would recognise. He had been a long time, but she knew he would come. He had said he would come. Tidus would not break his word.
* * * * * * * * * * * *
"Tidus!" Yuna shouted over the bustling streets as she weaved her way through the crowds in the direction of her friend.
"Yuna," Tidus chuckled as she flew into his arms, "you've grown up!"
He returned the affectionate hug to his childhood friend.
"Let me look at you," he whispered as he held her out in front of him.
He admired the white linen dress wra
SasuNaru Chapter 5 part 1SASUNARU Chapter 5, part 1SasuNaru Chapter 5 part 17 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
consoleyou won't kiss me because your lip is split and drowning your tongue.console5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you won't kiss me,
no you wouldn't dare.
i want to tell your shoulder blades iloveyouiloveyouireallyreallyloveyou.
but i think, i already did.
stumbling into your arms on a busy highway with a cocktail that i cannot spell for my life, thinking sexsexsex on the beach in the snow. and you're saying
no, that's okay.
it's your brother in the emergency room.
yeh, he'll be alright.
and you hold me so tight and we watch these brightbrightblurry car headlights.
and i'm thinking baby, you never let me go.
no, never let me go.
you whisper all these words i want to scream.
and for then, it's all so right.
you've seen me like this and that and totally uncontrolled.
and i've seen you, yeah. and your eyes rolling over hills.
and your bandaged hands. your purple, cold cut hands.
and i think, minus your imperfections you're perfect.
and i love this, th