He Won't SurviveHe Won't Survive3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Of course he won't survive.
I know of the order.
Every clone knows it.
In the back of our minds,
It festers away.
The Jedi we love,
We'll take their lives away.
Can't be helped.
We cry inside.
But we are mere robots
Of flesh design.
We obey the Sith Lord,
Against our will.
Hands cut off and tied,
While we'll take blood.
I'll one day kill my leader.
My Obi-Wan Kenobi.
I just pray it's not today.
Because if it is,
I'll pray he'll forgive me,
Plead innocence though bloody guilty.
Then I'll pray that somebody kills me.
On the Jedi CodeThere is no emotion, there is peace.On the Jedi Code3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
The Force surrounds us and penetrates us. the Force binds the galaxy together. All living beings in space and time, and indeed space and time itself, are subject to the ebb and flow of the Force throughout the stars.There are those who can feel the Force's whispers, and are able to answer back. Such beings sensitive to the Force are born with a duty: to protect and preserve all life, as products of the Living and Unifying Force. From that duty we, the Jedi Order, emerge. We serve all life, and by extension, we serve the Force itself. The Force is the fount and sustainer of all life, and yet cannot be described as "living" itself.
The Force simply is.
Yet the Jedi, the servants of the Force, do not "simply" exist as the Force does. Our purpose is the precursor and the hypothesis of our e
Sithisis, Or On the SithPeace is a Lie; There is only Passion.Sithisis, Or On the Sith3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Through Passion, I gain Strength.
Through Strength, I gain Power.
Through Power, I gain Victory.
Through Victory, my chains are Broken.
The Force shall free me.
Those that presume to take up the mantle of the dark side do so for trivial reasons. Some, consumed by their impotent rage at their own weakness, seek to shroud themselves in darkness to futilely mask their inferiority. Others simply seek an outlet for their frivolous hedonisms, abounding in debauchery simply to spite the sensibilities of other beings.
Those beings have no understanding of what it means to be Sith.
Those that do not understand will never be Sith.
To be Sith, in the very end, is to be fully autonomous in will and power. A Sith Lord and his ambitions are inextricable; it is what defines him, and what forms the central aspect of his identity. And identity is the source of a Sith's power. One's will and ambition is what defines him as a being, and in turn the fulfillmen
Star Wars Episode I ReviewStar Wars Episode I Review3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
People... why do you hate this movie? Come on, let's get to adult mature constructive manners - why do you hate this movie? It would make sense if you hated it because you don't care for the Star Wars franchise. But that's the funny part - you praise the original trilogy all the time in comparison, talking about this and that you thought was made wrong and overall ruined all three prequels to you, as it changed everything.
Here's the thing - the movie is only hated for the mere purpose of being different. They used a ton of CGI, they gave new styles to everything, they gave some new types of lighthearted elements, and you didn't like it therefor as it "ruined" the mood and tone and style of the original trilogy's. But that just means you prefer the way they made the original trilogy - it doesn't give you the right to bash the living shit out of the prequels for no apparent reason. But let me go through the major issues haters talk about over and over again, and let me respond to them:
A Letter to All Senators Regarding CISPADear Senator (Insert your name here),A Letter to All Senators Regarding CISPA3 years ago in Letters More Like This
I've realized that CISPA or the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act will do more harm to American citizens as well has American government than it may suggest. Instead of protecting Americans from cyber-security threats as it has suggested, it would instead force websites that your voters as well as millions of Americans use to hand over their personal information and read their emails causing very serious privacy issues. CISPA has also used extremely vague terms in order for corporations to hunt down internet users and accuse them for copyright infringement without a trial and jury. There as been only a very small speck of oversight being shown in this bill and there have also been major technological supports that were against SOPA and PIPA such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, believing that they can actually benefit from CISPA's passing, because they think that CISPA isn't half as bad as SOPA. This is a deception. CISPA is a million
If Life Were a Video GameIf life were a video gameIf Life Were a Video Game4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I'd be the Outcast traversing the Galaxy
I'd be the Knight saving the Republic from crimes all alike;
If life were a video game
I'd become Unleashed on all of my foes
I'd be vulnerable to the Dark Forces of the Galaxy
If life were a video game
I'd save the Academy from an overgrown lizard
If life were a video game
I'd pro'ly be dead.
A Case for ChristianityA Case for Christianity4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
A CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY
I can't quote Scripture. I don't know much theology, and I can't speak for all the divisions of Christendom. But, as a practicing Christian, I do know a bit about my religionenough to get annoyed when ignorant people (I'm looking at you, Angry Forum Posters) consider Christianity to be hateful and Christians to be naïve.
I'm Orthodox Christian. The Orthodox Church is regarded as the original Christian church, dating back to the time of Christ. (No, the Catholic Church isn't the firstthey split from the Orthodox in 1054 over many issues.) I won't go into those details here, but if you are curious to know more, a fantastic article which explains the differences between the Orthodoxy and Catholicism can be found in the authour's comments.
Anyway, since I'm Orthodox Christian, many beliefs shared by the Orthodox will show up in the following essay.
Zero SignalSetting: The not-too-distant future...Zero Signal3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It's been two years now. I've been grinding through this infernal, everyday routine; pushing the leads on little electronic parts through holes on circuit boards and handing them to the next convict in line for soldering. The factory is full of the noise and bustle of other laborers all around me, but I don't think I've ever felt the chill of a more inhuman or derelict surrounding. Despite the misleading warm light that falls from the small windows near the ceiling, none of us know what's going on in the outside world. I'm not sure any of them do, either.
I try not to think about it, but I remember the lawsuit like it was yesterday. I'd sat at the defendant table, listening to the lawyer argue with some overweight business tycoon in a two-thousand-dollar suit and I'd told myself, this isn't real. This can't be real. But it was real, and when my attorney signed that agreement, and I heard the judge deliver the verdict, I knew w
Untitled Star Trek Star WarsCommander William Riker sighed; it had been a long day. Fortunately his day off, barring complications, was tomorrow. The Enterprise was enroute to Starbase 4 and they were still more that a week away. He had reserved Holodeck two and was planning on meeting lieutenant Worf and Chief O'Brien would meet him there at 0700.Untitled Star Trek Star Wars4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Riker picked up the white plasticne, armor helmet he had replicated this morning the fully enclosed helmet had a rebreather and night vision built into to it, along with comm. link not unlike the badge he wore on his left breast now. The white armor suit belonged to an army from a work of fiction popularized in the late Twentieth and Early Twenty First century. It had come to Riker's attention during his research for Data's trial early last year, when he was looking for classic examples of humanities treatment of and beliefs about synthetic life forms. There had been different works of fiction about or including synthetics from that time period before the th
Here Is No WhyHere Is No Why2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The bus was late. In the four switches Ben had made so far, he had come to accept lateness as an unavoidable part of this mode of travel. The first three times, he had been irritated. Now, at a little after eleven at night, he really didn’t care. If the bus was at least running, he would be happy. Working air conditioning was a bonus. Timeliness was asking too much.
He wished he could call Mae again, even though he had just talked to her half an hour ago. It had been a little over two weeks since he had seen his fiancée, and hearing her voice helped ease his frustration. But it was late, and she had gone to bed. She would still answer, he knew, and talk as long as he needed, but he didn’t want to keep her up.
Instead, Ben just sat at the little station, staring almost listlessly into his paper coffee cup. He let his mind wander. Of all places, it went to the station’s seating arrangements.
The orange plastic chair wasn’t particularly comfortable, but
The rules of lifeThe rules of life, clone/marine style.The rules of life6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rule 1: Kill them before they kill you.
Rule 2: Dont believe what youre told, double check.
Rule 3: Three things you should never believe weather forecasts, the canteen menu, and intel.
Rule 4: Always double estimates. especially for number of enemy units.
Rule 5: Never be completely unreachable.
Rule 6: Always wear gloves at a crime scene.
Rule 7: Always be specific when you lie.
Rule 8: Never take anything for granted.
Rule 9: Always carry a knife.
Rule10: Never leave prisoners together. (makes it easier to escape)
Rule11: Its not stolen, just differently procured. (or confiscated)
Rule12: No plan survives contact with the enemy.
Rule13: Always have a plan B.
Rule14: Theres no such thing as coincidence.
Rule15: Always work as a team.
Rule16: Guilty until proven innocent.
Rule17: Always make sure theyre dead.
Rule18: Its better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.
Tribute to Brian JacquesI-Am That IsTribute to Brian Jacques4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your role was mighty indeed.
Your heroes were courageous
Your villains were evil.
Good always defeated evil,
Even if there was a cost.
I-Am That Is
You had many roles,
Badger Lord, Friendly Thief,
And many more Heroes.
I-Am That Is
You were also quite evil.
You were a Warlord,
And other Villains.
I-Am That Is
May you travel,
With those who
Are your friends,
Maril, Dann, Sam,
And everyone else.
I-Am That Is
Redwall won't be the same
Without you adding to the adventures
Of Friend and Foe.
Salmandstron will be lonely.
The Riddles lose their fun.
The songs, their meaning.
I-Am That Is
You will be missed,
By those who travel
That wonderful world
Known as Mossflower.
Dedicated to Brian Jacques
June 15, 1939- February 5, 2011
No love for the empireAt Endor there was a huge cost for both sides involved. The Rebel Alliance lost roughly 1/5 of the fleet and with those vessels more crewmen than even I can count. These are men and women who died for a dream but we need to remember The Imperial Fleet lost people too. Not droids, not just warships but people. How much of a loss? I will leave that to the historians to calculate. For us the war continues.No love for the empire2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The following journal entry was found on data pad in the hand of a Star Destroyer crewman in a damaged escape pod shortly after the battle of Endor. Only now am I transcribing it, for the man whose name we will never know. I cannot help feel some sorrow and remorse for his death by Asphyxia I can relate to his sense of duty and pride in service. He did not deserve death; this was not an evil man.
-. Thanu Onal Medic Home One
I have no deep love for the Empire I have no deep hatred for the Rebellion. I am simply a man trying to do my job as best as I can do it. I joined to escape the po
Stop SOPA!!Social butterflies will have no wings...Stop SOPA!!3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Straight A students will have no textbooks...
Actors will have no stage...
Artists will have no canvas...
Someone stop this, please...
My treespeak dictionaryLe-Matoran Tree-speak DictionaryMy treespeak dictionary4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Action-do: Do something an action...
Act-playing: Acting like a play
Again-twice: Again for a second time
Air-Fly: Means the same thing as "wind-fly".
Attack-Fight: Attacking and Fighting.
Alright-Fine: Okay, fine and/or alright.
Angry-hostile: Really aggressive
Answer-finding: Finding answers
Bad-Worse: Even worse
Bad-Urgent: Really urgent/bad
Bald-land: Open country land with no trees.
Battle-Flight: Bird-mounted battle
Betray-give: Betray/give away to an enemy .
Better-good: Feel better
Break-lucky: A lucky break
Buzz-flying: Flying with an insect-like drone.
Child-human: A human child
Center-Heart: The very center or heart of a place.
Clear-Cut: Cut clear as in direction and traveling...
Cliff-bound: Trapped on a cliff
Cloud-sneaking: Under cover of the clou
a billion dollar industryeight by eight and four seasonsa billion dollar industry5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and I take my atypicals like vitamins
stable, and my days squish
I'm looking for an edge
nights not shut down
but not sharp enough
to break me, not me
enough to cycle one
by four, blue rocket fuel
will push the limits
unveil you, unravel you
until you find undefined
normalcy natural stability
one by four, M-marked
will twist your fingers
tamp you down
temper you, tame the
wild thing, sleep it
silence it, slow your pen
peace patience penitence
open like a fruit, like
a cracked safe, spill
yourself on the table
you can pour your own now
your fingers are monitored
in a desperate walk for freedom
measure it out, if it
was a liquid you'd take
1.5 CCs of sanity
if it was a liquid it would be
terracotta and sage
white-marbled and malevolent
and if it was a shot
you'd knock it back just as hard
GoneWas I so bad?Gone10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Were you so sad?
Because of me?
Why didn't I see?
All the pain that you were feeling
All your happiness I was stealing
Now there's nothing I can do
If only I knew
What I was doing to you
Then I could stoped all of this
But that's a chance I've long missed
So many tears gone unnoticed
How blind I was, so unfocused
On the blackest night you've faded
I couldn't see, I was so jaded
Now you're gone, forever
No longer can we be, together
How I've taken things for granted
My whole world has become so slanted
Now that you've left us all
Now I wish I could've saved you from that fall
You took so brave
With the aftermath so grave
I've wasted days thinking on something I can't change
How my days have become so strange
In the night I wish to see you
Knowing that it'll never come true
Still I wish, every night
Fighting a prefought fight
I can never win in this game
Did you feel the same?
Before you left us for good?
If I could've stoped you, I would
But I wasn't there to hold
The MouseThe Mouse5 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The little mouse
Small and unknown
To face the world alone
The little mouse
Scared and hiding
Of her loved ones fighting
The little mouse
Alone and crying
Always afraid of one thing
CIS vs GAR WarshipsCIS Warships vs. Republic warshipsCIS vs GAR Warships6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The Republic seems to have the advantage in capital ship combat, but the CIS has some equalizing advantages.
Many of the CIS warships are designed for mass production, and were designed for business scores not a full scale war. Many of the CIS leaders were cheap, and wouldnt spend the money for a traditional fleet. Only the Providences seem to be specifically designed for combat. The Lukrehulks are simply converted freighters with VERY strong shields and some turbolaser offensive capability., but with the sheer number of Turbolasers and the shield power added, with the fighter and troop compliment, a Lucrehulk is much a more battle-worthy ship than a carrier like a Venator (why it takes a flotilla to take them down). That's not bad at all for a converted ship, isn't it The Recusants are mass-produced destroyers. The Munificents are originally used to harass worlds heavily in debt, guard treasure vaults, and transfer finan
How to Write a Good Fan-FictionHow to Write a Good Fan-FictionHow to Write a Good Fan-Fiction6 months ago in Editorial More Like This
Now I’ve been an active fan-fiction writer on the Internet for a long time now. In that time, I have received comments, feedback, and ideas from other aspiring writers and artist. I have also found and read other fan-fictions from various genres. While reading them, writing some stories of my own, and taking some writing courses in school, I began making some observations to help me in the future. And I’d like to share with you some advice on how you can make a good fan-fiction.
First, we need to discuss what a fan-fiction is. Well, to put it simply, it’s a fiction created by fans of an already existing series. Usually, it’s fans that want to explore other ideas and possible stories that maybe the source material didn’t explore itself. However, from my experience, and based on other fan-fictions I’ve read, I believe there is a right and wrong way to wri
Patriot Act NDAASelf - perpetuation - of the starvation - of ones' mind.Patriot Act NDAA3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mute - invitation of - totalitarian subjects,
See yourself as the suspect.
Conform. Advertise your submission,
Consume. The remains of perception,
Subdue. Subtle urge to disobey.
Submit...and lay your corpse on display.
Views - disintegration - the infiltration of obedience.
Welcome - annihilation - to play possum
At the sight of the vultures.
Control. Yourself so they don't have to,
Concede. To views presented to you,
Agree. With them before they make you.
You're free. You're free within your bars.
Don't move, their eyes might take notice.
Don't speak, if it's not part of your codex.
Political Tyrannosaurus Rex.
letter from congress memberFebruary 10, 2012letter from congress member3 years ago in Letters More Like This
Dear Mr Young,
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act. I appreciate your taking the time to share your concerns.
On October 26, 2011, Representative Lamar Smith introduced H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, which has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary for further review. Companion legislation in the Senate, S. 968, the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT-IP) was introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy and currently awaits consideration by the full Senate. Both of these bills would expand the federal government's authority to track and prosecute websites unlawfully using intellectual property.
I will support legislation that maintains the purity of the internet's free market character, its free flow of commerce, services and communication, while minimizing the threat of theft of intellectual and real property to American compani
From an Experiment to MeRenamonFrom an Experiment to Me5 years ago in Settings More Like This
Trees cut my face as I raced through the forest, running from a living being that seems to want to eat me up whole. I could hear it racing behind me brushing by trees and bushes. It made no other noises, no growling, howling, or panting, just the brushing of plants and the splashing of puddles as it continued its pursuit. I ran as hard as I could, but I couldn't keep this up forever I had to figure out something to escape from this 'thing'. I then slipped on the soft mud, falling and rolling down a large embankment. I hit the ground with a 'THUD!' and everything went black.
Sitting in front of my computer crunching the numbers for this new development our company was creating. New nanotechnology that was able to multiply and be manipulated in order to create new t