Star Trek Rant #39460175258For those of you that may not know, there is a poll going on at a popular Star Trek fan site. It's titled "Issues with ST:2009 movie" and is designed to get feedback from the fans- a way for the writers to see what the fans didn't like about the first movie and what they need to improve for the sequel. The options are pretty straightforward: 'Kirk became a Captain too fast', 'Vulcan shouldn't have been blown up', 'new ship design', 'not enough villain backstory', etc.Star Trek Rant #394601752584 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Guess what's winning.
...No, really, guess. You get one guess. And if you get it wrong, spiders will come lay eggs in your mouth while you sleep and when they hatch in your stomach they will eat you alive from the inside out. You have three seconds. Go.
It's Spock/Uhura. Needless to say, I personally am very happy about this, as it's no secret I don't like Spohura (see: http://ava1234567.deviantart.com/art/Why-I-Don-t-Ship-SpockxUhura-280995823 and http://ava1234567.deviantart.com/art/Alternate-Reality-Guys-289577963?q
Broken.i.Broken.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My mother doesnt wear her wedding
ring anymore. Instead, it sits on the
counter above the kitchen sink, like
she took it off while washing dishes
and forgot to put it back on; but Ive
seen her pick it up and wipe the counter
and walk away, like she no longer
recognized it as her own.
She and I have the same long, slim
fingers, except hers are clean and
manicured and tanned, theyre used
to flipping through old books, still
delicate and fragile, with arthritic
veins tracing through; Mine have
always been pale and torn up and
raw from anxious nerves, tough
callused finger tips from encounters
with cello strings and piano keys.
She takes care of herself, but I think
shes given up on taking care of me.
Sometimes, we leave, just her and I;
we get into her car and drive and
drive and drive until weve lost the
things that are dragging around our
ankles and weighing us down; Our
adventures tend to lead us where
the thoughts drown the fastest
She Would Have Said YesShe Would Have Said Yes7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sirius Black stood with his hands braced on the fridge in his kitchen, he hung his head as low as it would go, gripped the small object in his right hand tightly and sighed.
...This is how James found him a few minutes later...
He tried for a few conversation starters, but something like Id give you a hug buddy, but that would be a little gay, seemed rather jerk-ish at the moment. He settled for giving Sirius a squeeze on the shoulder.
Sirius stiffened and then brushed James away, Thanks Prongs, he managed, but Id like to be left alone right now.
No problem, Ill tell everyone you said thankyou for attending.
Sirius nodded, not trusting his voice.
Sirius Black had not been able to make even the very small speech he had wanted to at the funeral, he counted it as a personal failure on his part... hed had to get Remus to read it for him...
There at last when the marllon-leaves were falling, but spring had not
Wear a maskI wear a maskWear a mask7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It hides my eyes
It hides my lips
What I feel inside
It lies, to everyone and to me
It grins when I am mad
And it sobs when I am happy
And laughs when I am sad
I wear the mask that grins and lies
It shows a false face a false side
It is the only thing that holds me together
It is the only place I can hide
So may people
Wonder what I feel
I only hide because
I have wounds that just wont heal
Pains from long ago
Scars that mar me
Cuts and scrapes that make me bleed
Lies that blind me so I cant see
Feeling that I bottle inside
Shedding tears behind
The mask that covers me
So no one can find
What I am inside
What I feel inside
What I do inside
What I think inside
I whisper things
Half-truths and lies
So many fibs just so I can
Shade my eyes
I wont let anyone
See what I feel
What I think
They cant know what is real
I will hide myself away
So that no one will see
The ugly, other side,
The weeping other side of me
A Second CloserDoes it hurt to breathe? Does it feel like your heart is being ripped from your chest?A Second Closer8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Like each second that passes without them is just another second closer to your death.
Do you long for their touch even when they had touched you just moments ago?
Do you find yourself opening your mouth to speak but find that you do not know
What words are there to explain the way they make you feel? Have they even been invented
Beneath The SkinWhere are your feelingsBeneath The Skin8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Do you try to hide them
When they creep out steadily
Through your own mouth
The words that you speak
Are so monotone
Your heart that is beating
Is so cold and alone
Deep within yourself
There is something
Beneath the skin
Where do you begin
You sit all by yourself
Wanted to be left alone
But there's something calling out
Beneath the skin
Why do you always respect
The ones that hurt
The ones that kill
The spirit in your life
And they drag you
Onto your bare knees
And slap across the face
The lies within
Beneath their skin
Adrenaline rushes within
Rising the anger higher
Beneath the skin
You clinch your hands
Holding yourself in anger
You settle the demon within
Beneath the skin
Getting beat again
And you go home to cry
In the darkest part of night
The moon pushes the clouds away
To shine its glimmer light on you
You pull away and think about
Why you die a little inside
And you pull yourself
Onto your feet
Knowing what you must do
Going in with br
Just a DreamYou look at him from across the hallJust a Dream8 years ago in Ballad More Like This
You see that his face is starting to fall
He notices that guy standing next to you
Is looking at a little more than just your shoe
His face hardens as he turns away
But for some reason you want him to stay
Why is your BFF acting like this?
Is there a clue that you might have missed?
Your jaw drops as it hits you
How could you not have knew?
He likes you more than a friend
And now his world is going to end
Because that jerk wad next to you is checkin you out
And now you are forced to shout,
WAIT! What is going on here?
Suddenly the hallway is clear
You run to him as he opens his arms
But for some reason, there are alarms
You wake up and shut off your clock
And fall from your bed with a knock
You realize as you start to awake
That that was just a dream, which was fake
But it couldnt have been just a dream
Because that was out of the ordinary ream
Of the dreams in your head
And heres the part that you dread:
Going to schoo
Do You Know Me?Do you know me?Do You Know Me?8 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I bet that you do.
You hear about me everyday, if you listen to the news.
Im not a celebrate, a politician, or anything like that. In fact, Im quite the opposite. They are all somebody well known, while Im someone almost no one knows a all. Im an average person, just like you.
Then why, you may ask, am in the news everyday?
Because Im the man who was beaten to death, and found last night in the street.
Because Im the woman who was raped and found lying in a gutter.
Im the child that gets beaten by an alcoholic father.
Im that one kid who was found dead in a trashcan on the corner of the city street.
Im the boy who starved to death and was just found to late.
Im the girl who froze to death in the mountains.
Im part of the family that died in a car crash.
Im that one guy who got shot in a bar fight.
Im the wife abused by her husband.
Im the remains of a body found under the bridge.
For DaddyI'll be with you no matter where you go; I'll always love you I hope you know.For Daddy8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even though it seems I'm gone my memory will live forever on.
This is just the beginning of our days but that's clouded by the haze
That sorrow gives to all who're left behind, but please believe in love divine.
As you grew I helped you stand, and as you walked I held your hand.
Even though you feel such pain my love for you will never wane.
And now I leave you on your own, but never shall you be alone.
For I am the whisper on the wind, and I am the love you feel within.
The Words I Can't SayThe Words I Can't Say.The Words I Can't Say8 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Did you ever stop believing in love?
Did you ever feel that you've stopped loving someone?
Or have you ever thought about what it would be like
If someone stopped loving you?
Do you ever get the crazy urge to just walk away?
Or that life could have been so much different had things gone differently?
Why am I so angry right now? Why is it that every time I think of you and those you have loved in the past, that I feel mad?
Because I feel, if they never left you, you would have never come to love me.
You say I am the only one you can love, but that's not true.
There are many you may have come to love just as deeply, maybe even deeper
Had I not crossed your path.
Am I just a choice you made? A choice you regret?
Why is it that no matter how many times you say it, no matter how sincere or convincing you may seem, that I have no faith in what you say to me.
I love you.
Is it a lie?
Of course you say it isn't.
Do you mean it?
Do I love you?
Do you think I love you?
Modern GirlAm I measured by the sway ofModern Girl5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My hips or the size of my thighs
By the height of my heels
Or the depth of my lies
Am I sexy, am I sultry
Is my stomach nice and hollow
I'm the kind of girl
You'll always want to follow
Am I Mary number one
Or Mary number two
It doesn't really matter
'Cause just one will never do
I always loved my dolls but now
I'm the only doll you'll see
Dress me up or dress me down
It won't matter much to me
I am pretty, I am perfect
And my skin is oh-so smooth
But the one thing I don't have
Is the thing I never thought I'd lose
It's a silly little thing
As simple as can be
But the one thing I forgot
Was how to just be me
Red Thread.Red Thread.4 years ago in Romance More Like This
As soon as the man upstairs moved in, I knew he was batshit crazy.
I'm not even kidding. The moment I saw him walk through the building, I thought to myself- That dude is off his rocker. Because, well, he just had that sort of look about him, if you know what I mean. If you don't, well, let me just say he had this stringy, shoulder-length, bright red hair that was so messy you would think the wind would tidy it up. And he was really pale, like, we're talking vampire pale here. And he had these huge dark circles under his eyes, only adding to the whole vampire effect.
Oh, and, of course, there was the thing he carried. Sure, he had a suitcase, and a few other bags, but clutched between the finger of his left hand was okay, I don't know if this was what it was exactly, but it looked like a spool of red thread.
And seriously. Who carries things like that around? Would it have killed him to put it in his suitcase? Maybe I was jumping to conclusions. Maybe he liked sewing
If only she had wings.She walk the cliffs near the sea.If only she had wings.8 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
All is gone from her life.
Her love married another.
Her child died.
Her parents on their death bed.
For they have caught what her child had.
Why is she physically in good health?
When her mind is in confusion and her heart is broken.
She finally has had enough..
She turns her back to the sea and free falls.
If only she had wings.
They would not have found her there dead.
Can't He See?Can't He See?Can't He See?9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Can't he see me?
Can't he see my feelings?
He feels so close,
yet so far from me.
His warm embrace..
is one I wish never to leave.
His calming voice..
I wish to hear forever.
His joyous laugh..
is one which I hope never stops.
His sense of humor..
it never ceases to slay me.
His insane mind and inklings..
always reflect mine.
The smell of his cologne..
sends me into heaven.
His tears, how seldom they are..
pierce my soul like a knife.
When he falls so far down..
I always catch him and keep him safe.
When words escape him..
I fill it with the words he can't say.
He is always in the back of my mind..
and...I think I now know why.
Can't you see?
Ai Shiteru. (I love you.)
by Alison Haney
Consejos para designersConsejos para designers6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
10 cosas que no te enseñan en tu escuela de diseño
El paso del mundo académico al laboral es siempre difícil, particularmente para quienes trabajamos en el campo del diseño porque nos vemos obligados a aprender las condiciones en las que se trabaja sobre la marcha.
Este post recoge 10 cosas que habitualmente no te enseñan pero deberías saber para dar el salto al mundo profesional.
1. Tu diploma no te ayuda a encontrar trabajo
Pero tu portafolio sí. Por supuesto que es bueno tener una educación en diseño y un título que lo pruebe, pero cuando se trata de obtener dinero de tus clientes ellos quieren ver de lo que eres capaz, no un diploma.
2. El buen diseño lleva tiempo, no fijar fechas límites muy ajustadas
Cuando estás en la escuela de diseño los profesores fijan las fechas de entrega de los trabajos y tratan de darte el tiempo suficiente. Tu jefe o tu cliente no serán como tu profesore
Pain and PleasureThe knife in my hand trembles slightly as it cuts into my skin. As the crimson blood wells up, I sigh in pleasure. I suppose that the normal person sees pain and pleasure as two extremes on the scale of sensation. For me though, the two are one and the same. Call me a masochist, call me insane; this is just the way Im wired.Pain and Pleasure8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Nothing thrills me more than the intensity of pain shooting through my system as I create scars that dig into my skin. Its my anti-drug, or maybe just my drug; either way, Im hooked. The friends that Ive told about my addiction worry about me; they think Im psycho, maybe suicidal... They shouldnt think that I want to die; in fact I love the experience of life! If I was dead, itd be just the way it is when I havent cut for a while, numb and frozen inside. The pain brings me back, lets me experience the beauty of life... Shouldnt we all look for a way to find pleasure through all experiences?
Pain and pleasure, pl
Outstretched Little HandsOutstretched little hands, wanting, waiting for something moreOutstretched Little Hands9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My outstretched little hands; I can see them in the pavement outside his door
It was the magic that was life without so much of the withering strife
The five-sizes-too big shoe, that meant someday Id be that big too
The tea parties and dress up days that I can still remember
The smell of grandmothers sweet perfume is a burning ember
I remember my outstretched little hands, before the fairies stopped existing
My outstretched little hands, before I knew what Id be missing
Now the toys are put to rest and the knowledge of death is here to stay
Sadly, the moment wasn't felt when my childhood so quietly slipped away
Sakura's pet VampireSakura's pet Vampire7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
((I do not own any Naruto people and never will.))
It was a normal day you know when you get up and smile say good day to everyone and run off to school, but sakuras life was far from nomal. Her mom died at giving birth her dad was killed in a fire befor that. She was not a favrot kid in the school, but some how she smiles and when on with her days. Now i bet your thing oh grate a realy sad life i must feel so sorry for her..... but dont!! Sakura is the leader of a girl gange and Band called the KF (Killer flowers)
1) Haruno Sakura - Red Cherry Blossom
2) Sabaku Temari - Desert Flower
3) Yamaka Ino - Yello Rose
4) Miho Tenten - Thorn Flower
BEEP! BEEP! The bubblegum pink haird girl fluter her eyes open to her dark room with the blood stane walls and wepons every were. She got up and out of her bed. She walked out of her room, as soon as the bright light hit her face she nearly ran back to her dark room as it had hu
Andreea singura la joaca 6.2[ego v. 6.2]Andreea singura la joaca 6.28 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Tu nu te asemeni cu nimic din ce am invatat eu, din ce am fost invatata. Nu esti in nimic din ce am citit eu vreodata. Ar fi trebuit sa fi fost predat in clasa I cand invatam sa scriu. Sa mi te injecteze in vene. Sa imi faca vaccinuri cu celule moarte din pielea ta. Sa am un antidot impotriva ta. Parintii mei ar fi trebuit sa imi povesteasca de tine atunci cand m-au invatat sa-mi leg sireturile. Ar fi trebuit sa mi te povesteasca in fiecare seara inainte de culcare.
Nu mi-a spus nimeni ca persoanele care seamana cu tine nu reprezinta nimic din ce esti tu. Nu am stiut niciodata ca daca mii de maini m-ar atinge simultan as simti-o numai pe a ta. Ca, daca imi voi pierde vreodata memoria, coltii numelui tau vor ramane adanc infipti in scoarta mea cerebrala. Ca daca o sa ma mai nasc vreodata o sa te nasti cu mine. Ca nimic... dar nimic in tot universul... nu e ca tine.
Dintre toti oamenii pe care i-am intalnit vreodata la tine o sa ma intorc
Just Me..I am really struggling here.Just Me..6 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Not seeing the light in day and being swallowed by the darkness of the night.
Voices pound my head incessantly and shriek shrill messages until my hands cover my ears to block out what I do not want to hear.
But it doesn't help they still find their way into my mindspace.
Oh how I hate what they do to me.
How can I be alive and still breathing when I am in so much pain.
This is not me all the time, in fact I am just like you.
I walk, talk, see and breathe the same air.
But inside I am a twisted, broken mess of emotion.
Looking for help but afraid to ask. I cannot ask. Was always told to deal with my problems by myself.
I laugh nervously as I recollect snippets from my past. Never praised but always made aware of my mistakes, and they were many. Not because I was inept but because I was afr
Uchiha Rivalry 5.~.* Chapter 5 *.~.Uchiha Rivalry 58 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
´Sasuke ` Sakura closed her eyes, enjoying every moment of their passionate, but still endearing kiss.
Sasuke ran his hand over her silky pink hair, and started to remove her top. He continued with kissing below her ear, and fondled her neck. A gasp escaped her lips, and she wrapped her arms around him. His skin felt soft and hot under her finger tips. She was lost in her emotions, she had waited so long for this to happen. For a moment, his lips hovered over hers, his tongue longing for entrance, and she could feel his breath on her skin. Sakura he whispered.
Suddenly, Ino entered the room. Hey, I´m back, Saku- wha?! She blushed when she saw Sasuke lying on top of her pink haired friend. O-oh..I´m so-sorry she walked backwards and left the room as fast as she could.
Sasuke seemed to feel caught in the act. Slowly, he stood up. He had turned away a bit and crossed his arms in front of his chest, so
Breaking PointBreaking Point8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
- Deci încerci să-mi explici că sunt singurul idiot care crede în asta, nu?
- Nope. Încerc să-ți explic că ești singurul idiot care crede în asta și nici măcar nu ești implicat
Și așa începe totul Pentru că niciodată cel care crede în ceva nu ia parte la nenorocitul ăla de ceva
- Și cum s-a ajuns la asta?
- Adică de ce am murit?
- Dacă vrei să fii atât de directă, da. De ce ai murit?
- De plictiseală
Pentru că așa moare totul din plictiseală
- Și de ce te-ai întors? Presupunând c-o să cred aberația pe care tocmai ai zis-o
- De plictiseală
Pentru că așa începe totul din plictiseală
- M-ai pierdut
- Da. M-a plictisit ce-am găsit acolo...
- Și ce-ai găsit?
- Pe mine