Walking to BabylonFaith manages.Walking to Babylon7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How many times have I heard that
Whispered and called
and sung in the night.
My mother did not tell me
My father did not tell me
No church or holy man or prophet told me.
An atheist told me
before I was old enough to understand.
It is the faith the world is built on
not in gods
or in leaders of men
the faith that tomorrow will come
and that when it does
the sun will rise
the world will turn
and we will make it through another day.
Somehow, I always thought of faith
Hard to come by
hard to keep.
in the long dark night
and the hour of the wolf.
What if I was wrong?
What if faith is
the easiest thing in the world.
Not faith in things or men or gods
but faith that faith will look after
and we will find a way.
Because I did not believe
that faith could simply be
I was blind.
But, as usual,
Hourglass"Are you all right, Eric?"Hourglass2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"...yeah. I'm heading back to Alan. See you tomorrow."
Eric had long since grown used to the pitying looks and ignored them all. The fight wasn't worth it any more. Not when his world was slipping away like sand sinking grain by grain by grain... There was no hope, no cure, no mention even in folklore. He still pretended to stay positive though, for Alan's sake. They had sorrows enough.
Tutting, Eric rolled his shirt sleeve back down, numb and unsurprised to find he had made the walk from his office to the new living quarters on auto-pilot again. He rarely remembered taking his blazer off either but Eric could never get used to the daily injections no matter how out of it he was. Still, at least the evening jab served as a reminder to put on a smile before Alan saw him.
Alan's health was so fragile that nowadays they lived under controlled conditions. Both of them. That fight had been worth it. It had taken Eric dropping his usual laid b
More Than An ExperimentMore Than An Experiment3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It was summer break. He should have been in his lab, entertaining himself with the various half-completed experiments he had laying about, but no. He was at Shibusen, listening to Shinigami-sama ramble on about 'the dangers of letting experiments run loose on the campus'. Stein did his best to look as if he was paying attention, although the conversation itself was the last thing on his mind. Spirit looked on in amusement; silently snickering at the situation, not unlike ones that were had so many years ago when Stein was his partner. "Honestly Stein, you should know better than to let things like that wander around unsupervised!" "It was completely supervised, Shinigami-sama " Stein sighed, mind elsewhere. "Tell that to the huge bill I got last week" Shinigami-sama retorted, shaking an overly large finger in Stein's face. "That was a miscalculation " Stein replied despondently. "Um what exactly happened?" Spirit interje
SxS 53 FANFIC:Keeping a SecretSxS 53 FANFIC:Keeping a Secret4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Spirit cracked his neck a few times as he walked down the yellow, almost gothic looking, corridor in Shibusen sighing heavily. Still trying to work out the cricks and kinks that had developed from being set upon by a vicious witch a few weeks previously... he had hated spending time in the school's hospital. But when he finally woke up days later, only to be locked in a neck brace and very drowsy, he had been pleased to see Stein looking down at him.
Although that was the problem.
Spirit noticed that after seeing Stein, said doctor had been keeping his distance. Why Stein had been doing this, Spirit had no idea. But considering his Meister had just passed a Teaching Qualification he decided to congratulate his best friend regardless.
Finally reaching the large door of the Medical Room, Spirit knocked on the door of his old friend to congratulate him. He knew that the examiner might miss those few limbs but Stein had passed the exam none the less.
He found Stein hunched over an old brow
Kuroshitsuji Musical 2 KaraokeKuroshitsuji Musical 2: The Most Beautiful DEATH in the WorldKuroshitsuji Musical 2 Karaoke4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Original Translation by Nayama
Lyrical Wordsmithing by Tyigra
(The dots in some songs are for formatting, just ignore them.)
01 - Keiyaku (The Contract)
(Sebastian) Struggling, in humiliation you're drenched,
grasping tight even to a mere spider's thread.
And with that, from the very edge of despair,
you escape only to return to the start.
Your comical struggles are mocked by the moon on high.
If you want it shot from the sky, I'll do it.
All you need to do is call my name, in this moment now.
The revenge that you are wishing for, I will grant to you.
All that I insist for in exchange is your trembling soul.
Thus the contract binds the two of us, and you shall be my Lord.
At the end of your everlasting disgrace,
laughing at the absurdity of those days.
Your obscene resistance is judged by a blaming god,
if you want him crushed on his throne, I'll do it.
Offer me the prize that I desire, I'll drink every drop.
The Weeds Of My SentimentsI figured that if I picked the dandelionThe Weeds Of My Sentiments8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
blossoming from the cavity of my heart
as I lay here a cadaver
in the body farm
harvesting the remnants
that if I let the wind catch the seeds
that I hold here in my skeletal hand
maybe as the wind relocates me
an oblivion just before Epiphany
The Silver Throne: Chapter 3Roar of the White DragonThe Silver Throne: Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Balloch, the white dragon, turned in a low, banking dive. As the wind's whistle became a tearing, humming drone, the treetops of the marshes rose swiftly to meet him. The grassland on the western bank of the River Lea in the London Borough of Hackney became a blur of speed. The outskirts of London were ending now and the rural suburbs were spread out under him. He saw a greenly lush carpet of land and brooks. It filled the landscape before him to the skyline in all directions. Once again the intoxication of being airborne was making him feel better than conditions justified.
He had no real idea of where he was headed to, but that did not seem to disturb his cheerful feeling. He swiveled his head around to make sure nobody or nothing was following him but he saw no sign of any pursuers, no roaring jetfighters were hot on his tail nor was there any sign of the Silver Queen. It looked like he was actually getting away with what surely must be the
D and D 4e Chromatic DraconiansD and D 4e Chromatic Draconians3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Chromatic Draconian Soldier
Humanoid XP Elite
HP: +8/lvl + constitution score
Resist: 5 at 1st lvl against element of the breath weapon. 10 at 11th. 15 at 21st lvl.
Saving Throws: +2
Speed: (flight: clumsy) half the land speed (this only applies to ones with wings.)
Action points: 1
Powers: Breath Weapon (daily) * Acid, Cold, Fire, Lightning, or Poison
Close blast 4; lvl +2 vs Reflex; 2d8 + Constitution modifier damage of one of the following types: acid, cold, fire, lighting, or poison. The damage type does not change once it is chosen.
They had their rite of birth as dragons taken away from them. Now they find that they don't need to be large powerhouses of magic to be taken as a force to be reckoned with.
Average Height: 5''-5'' 10'
Average Weight: 170-190 lbs.
Ability Scores: -2 Intelligence, +1 Strength, +1 Wisdom, +2 Char
The Silver Throne: Chapter 4The Measure of a ManThe Silver Throne: Chapter 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rain that had shrouded London all night had finally broken up. Rays of sunlight sparkled between the clouds, the morning was crisp and clean. The sky above the city was filled with low-hanging pearl-colored clouds reflected in the dark waters of the pond at Buckingham Palace. A reserved oasis of tranquility amidst one of the worlds' busiest cities. The wet smell of earth and green algae rose from the garden's pond. The huge silver-scaled form of the Queen now turned dragon stirred. A luminous slit of mercury appeared and a vertical pupil dilated eagerly.
Elizabeth checked a sigh, content to let the sun glisten from her silver scales for now, she felt the lukewarm breeze of spring ruffle the membranes of her wings and tug at the frills on her head. She let her head remain on her foreclaws and dozed a bit. A nearby oak tree kept the morning sun out of her eyes, the coolness of the morning was soothing to her stiff muscles and the grass was as sof
The Silver Throne: Chapter 2Big Ben ChaseThe Silver Throne: Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The weather was finally improving after a whole week of nothing but miserable rain. The lead clouds gently opened here and there to allow sunlight to reach the rooftops of London and the curtain of morning mist slowly unwove as the city awakened. Big Ben chimed seven times, startling the flock of doves nestled in the trees of the garden at Buckingham Palace. Elizabeth awoke and stretched, the first time she'd awaken after such a shock and it all seemed no more than a bad dream. That stretch was utterly natural for one heartbeat, then she stopped and contracted and she realized again that her world had changed and she could never stretch, breathe, or move again as she did before.
They had kept her here for almost a week now, there was no way her five-story high dragon form would fit in any hospital, let alone a comfortable bed. So she lay outside in the moist grass and dirt like a wild animal, they couldn't even set up some form of shelter that would be bi
Things I Can No Longer Do in Dungeons and Dragons1) No using the flaming battle axe as an emergency skilletThings I Can No Longer Do in Dungeons and Dragons2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2) No dual-wielding two-handed weapons, even if I figure out how to within the rules.
3) Hengeyokai are not for making catgirls and bunny girls.
-a. And I am not allowed to fill a mansion with either or both.
4) Not allowed to use Warforged as cannon fodder with the justification "We can rebuild him!"
5) Just because I can, doesn't mean I should take Arcane Admixture so many times that Magic Missile deals nearly every damage type possible
6) My Warlock can have an Infernal Pact. He cannot be Legion and speak in the third person collective.
-a. Nor can the Warforged.
7) My Warlock will not describe his pact as having made a demon/devil/evil star/fairy/vestige his bitch.
8) If we encounter a female fox hengeyokai with a high charisma, I will refer to her by name and not constantly call her the foxy lady.
9) Zeppelins do not exist in Forgotten Realms. I am not allowed to build one from canvas and fire elementals.
-a. And if I did,
A Strange Letter FoundA Strange Letter Found7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A much-folded and faded letter was found among the personal papers of Professor Howard Rice after his death in 1936. The contents, more than a little puzzling and troubling, are presented here unedited for your review.
June, 17th, 1908.
My Dear Friend Howard,
I am writing to you, from my room at the Kempler Arms, a run-down inn located in the God-forsaken port of Rockfish Harbor, North Carolina. I have just drank the contents of a bottle of brandy in the vain attempt to calm my nerves enough that I may commit the events of the last few days to paper before I collapse into much needed slumber.
I came here, as you may recall, to study the lasting enigma of the disappearance in 1587 of the English colony on Chapanoke Island. In my mind, it is a great mystery, more than worthy of ranking alongside the more commonly known tale of the Mary Celeste. As you may remember, she was an abandoned ship found off the coast of Portugal in 1872. None of the her crew or passengers were ever found
of storms and skysee my hair dance wild as wind-strings jerk it about//hear the ocean-wind heave itself against us all- crashing into our eyes and mouth//feel the winter-wind brush our skins in summer//then inhale the heaviness of air and sink through the dirt- because darling, you dont deserve gods beautiful violence.of storms and sky6 years ago in Other More Like This
(it drags the tree by its leaves saying kiss your trunk, kiss it and it does; releasing with a snap. the other trees flitter-flutter violently, crying within the cacophony of rain on concrete. white stars fall where light exists, and only sound where it disappears. the sky -the colour of sunburnt skin- watches it all with hunger. and then a moment we are swallowed. gumtrees, rain, earth; we are all night sky now. but our eyes open and the rain is no more, dew on grass. and the wind is no more, only breath.)
The Truths of AnimeWhen in doubt, use more guns.The Truths of Anime7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Any weapon is accessible to you as long as you reach for it behind your back.
Skin tight clothes are always sensible.
Fear the cute ones
Everyone knows martial arts
Animals are smarter than they look
The more inept they are, the more likely they are to save the world
You can never find something the moment you need it (esp. if you see it everyday)
Injuries are no hindrance and only make you stronger in battle
The ugly guys are the stupid ones
You have to be cute to be successful
The hottest guy is the gay one
Villains are the most fashionable
If you have a pet, they will save your life at one point in time
Your background matches your mood
We all have our own theme music
If at first you dont succeed, wait until the last thirty seconds of the episode
Cute boys always make cute girls
The more you like to eat, the skinnier you are
Five minutes can easily take five days
If you have a special move, you find a need to use it at least three times a day.
The Train to ProvidenceThe train to Providence is boarding now.The Train to Providence6 years ago in Surrealism More Like This
Pay attention when he says, I love you, because you dont know if hell ever say it again. His heart could stop in a heartbeat and youll be heartbroken because you never said, I love you, too.
Hurry up, kid, or youll never make it.
Pay attention when she says, Youre wonderful, because shes telling you the truth. She is not ignorant, not blind, not oblivious. She never learned to hate you because you never taught her how.
Pay attention when I say, Please dont leave. Stay, because you dont know how much I mean it. Youll make me angry, but Ill never hate you. Youll break my heart but Ill never cry.
We will be stopping soon.
Pay attention. Or you might miss out.
Watch your step as you board off the train.
Toothless Love: Chapter NineIt was a little known fact that a dragon's light sleep was about as deep as a human's deep sleep. It was for that reason that when Hiccup awoke after a lazy hour of sleep, he was able to worm his way out from under Toothless's wings and head out into the forest. Hiccup really needed to think about his revelation- away from Toothless- and for once how deeply dragons tended to sleep was a good thing. There was no doubt in Hiccup's mind that the typical possessiveness of Toothless would make the dragon keep Hiccup from leaving, and with all his searching to find a way back home, Hiccup simply could not stay in Toothless's company all day. Especially after a revelation like the one he had just had.Toothless Love: Chapter Nine4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He Loved Toothless. As more than a friend. As a what, exactly?
Hiccup knew. He just did not want to accept it, despite not really caring that he loved Toothless in that manner. He loved Toothless in the same way that his parents had loved each other. Neither would ever turn th
BlackoutDeep opened his eyes, sweating profusely. What a dream! He didn´t remember a single thing about it, only that he had to do something. He got out of bed and stretched. He glanced at his alarm clock: 6.23. Another 27 minutes until it usually would ring, he thought. However, it was summer and he was free from school for another month. He stepped to the bathroom and washed his face. Finally awake, he looked in the mirror only to find his own reflection staring back at him:Blackout6 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
His black hair, being almost the length of his palm, could completely cover his ears and neck and dangled in front of his eyes. Deep didn´t really care about his hair, other than the fact that his mom always wanted to cut it short. He preferred his hair long, though, and always barely managed to convince his mom to only trim it a bit, leaving it about as long as last time. He was short-sighted, so much so, that even with only the foot-and-a-half distance between his eyes and the mirror, his vision was beginning
RotG OC: Cupid, God of LoveName: Cupid (used to be Eros, but it changed when zie came to Earth)RotG OC: Cupid, God of Love2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Age: Old as hell. Just…old.
Sex: Neither. Generally, zie’s sexless, but zie has the power to change according to zir preference. Usually, it’s anyone’s guess; zie doesn’t look distinctly masculine, but zie also doesn’t look like a woman. Cupid could not care less how you refer to zir; just call zir whatever zie seems like to you.
Specie: God of Love, but zie also likes to think of zirself as “love personified,” which isn’t too far off the mark.
Body: Slender, somewhat curvy, effeminate but androgynous. Has slight curves in zir hips and waist, even zir chest. Slight. About 5’ 9”. Zir skin is pale and even slightly pink. A very impressive pair of white, feathered wings rest on zir back, with a full wingspan of around 13’. Zir ears are slightly pointed at the tops. Zie has a round face and soft features (the whole godlike beauty thing). There
Dark Secrets Table1% Homunculus. You were not born but grown in an alchemist’s lab and lovingly raised as her child. Your features are slightly irregular or distorted, giving you an odd look and -2 to Charisma. You also absorb magic and subtract -1 per die from all magical damage, but you can never cast arcane spells and must make a Fortune save on 3D6 to use any magic item. Failure means you absorb 2D4 charges (exploding), ruin one-use items, and make permanent ones inert for the same duration in rounds.Dark Secrets Table7 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2% Berserker! If angered or fighting you must make a Wisdom save on 3D6 or go berserk for 4 rounds plus your Constitution modifier, resting for double that. Add 3 to Strength and Constitution and double movement, but -4 to Intelligence. You cannot do anything that requires reason, and keep fighting any enemies in sight until you make a Wisdom save on 3D6.
3-4% You betrayed a baron to his enemies for money and then framed a knight for his own lord’s death. The knight was hung while you escap
RoanokeWithered into ghosts,Roanoke5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you are no where to be found,
searched the coasts,
not a sight,
not a sound.
Croatan etched in wood,
I'd have returned sooner if I could.
Maybe the indians know,
maybe the ocean knows.
This doesn't seem right,
it's only been around 1095 nights.
I'll ask the mighty oaks,
maybe they know
about the lost colony of Roanoke.
III.Hunger.III.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In truth his hunger was always with him. From the moment he woke up to the dreams he had while he slept, he could feel nothing else but the overpowering desire for blood. Steadying his desires and maintaining control of his mind was all too hard at the best of times, but he knew he had to, less he became the ravenous monster he feared he was inside.
However, Dontas could feel it building. He took a few breaths and tried to centre himself, placing his book down gently on the coffee table. He looked up towards the kitchen, Loki was chuckling away at something, keeping him distracted from what was going on in the living room. Good. Dontas didn't want Loki to see him struggling, not again.
He got to his feet and wandered slowly through to the bathroom, running the cold tap and splashing water on his face. He had to calm down, if he went out looking for blood just now he'd be at risk of attacking the firs