La nouvelle petite sireneIl était une fois, une petite sirène. Cette sirène nétait pas si différente dune jeune humaine, dans le sens où, comme toutes les jeunes filles de son âge, elle rêvait du grand amour.La nouvelle petite sirene7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Aussi, passait-elle de longues journées à imaginer à quoi il pouvait ressembler,
cette oisiveté favorisée par le peu dactivités quoffrait le bras de mer où elle vivait.
Un jour, un groupe damies vint la chercher afin de faire une incursion à la surface. Elle nhésita pas une seconde pour accepter. Cela serait sa première expédition dans le monde des humains ! Elle en était tout excitée. Il nétait en rien interdit aux sirènes de se rendre à la surface. Bien au contraire. Mais il y avait bien longtemps par ici que personne ny était allé. Même la surface ne présentait plus grand intérêt par ici ! Malgré tout,
The PastThe past is behindThe Past7 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
But I still feel the ripples
Disrupting my flow.
Full MoonPale light brightens the beaten pathFull Moon7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Taken so many times in the past
Where one set of paws crush the leaves
Marking this land his territory, his home
Now the monthly run has come
Wolf is jumping out of the skin
A suit made of flesh and human bone
Wolf is ready to run on this full moon night
It always starts with a subtle itch
But leads to a burn, a passion of fire
Bright enough to melt and reshape
The bones and humanity of his form
Claws sprout from rounded fingernails
Ears stretch and perk straight up
As a long and profound muzzle appears
Slowly being covered in light brown fur
A groan of pain slips from his lupine formed maw
As his transformation makes its completion
Yellow amber eyes, a black leather nose
A bushy brown tail and hard padded paws
Again he was whole, wild, ready to be free
catching upI'm spent andcatching up7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
sitting. broke and bleeding.
within my memories,
your hands are
I can't forget
what time forgot.
Order 66: 327th Star CorpOrder 66: 327th Star Corp2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Order 66: 327th Star Corp: Commander Bly
We are soldiers and we have orders.
General Secura has led us valiantly from the start of this conflict.
Through dark mountains to fluorescent marshes, from Acklay to battle droids;
She has saved my life countless times and I hers.
Pacification is our mission and our mission is on Felucia.
My hologram projector pinged --
“Execute order 66” it said.
My training is clear,
I am a soldier and I have my orders.
On patrol we scouted ahead of the column.
She approached the crest of the hill,
the planet seemed to go silent..
No ambient plants, no animals, no droids.
Thankfully we had on our helmets that day.
None of us could stand to look her in the eye; until she began to turn.
My rifle already fixed upon her back; my eyes met her glance,
Before her instinct could react we pulled our triggers.
We kept firing..
we kept firing hoping to quicken her end.
It was quicker than the inquisition that would soon come;
quicker than a life lived in a c
Not a Possibility... Part2 - 3 YEARS LATER-Not a Possibility... Part24 years ago in Romance More Like This
I sat reading and drinking herbal tea. It was another Christmas . Robin had finally asked star to be his official girlfriend. Whoop-dee-fricken-doo for them. I still remembered clearly that 3 years ago I had the heated romance that Robin and star now have. It may have only been for a few minutes and after a shit-your-pants-scary movie Not to mention with a green animal boy Beast Boy. Things hadn't ben the same between us after that. It really sucked. He still annoyed me and tried to make me laugh.. but there was something different about it. It had an awkward base. I really wanted thing to go back to normal for us but I guess that doesn't happen when you have an almost one night stand with your team mate Cyborg ended things with Bumble Bee and just recently got back into dating with our newest house guest, Jinx. Kid Flash got bored with her or something and Robin welcomed her in wi
A Study of Twins: Ch. SixChapter SixA Study of Twins: Ch. Six6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sometime after theyd gotten home from welcoming Bluestreak to the world, Ratchet and Ironhide went about their usual schedule of getting the twins refueled and ready for recharge. Once that was done, the two of them retired to the main room of their living unit, where they sat down to relax. Itd been a long solar-cycle and it did Ratchet a world of good to just sit back with Ironhide.
Ironhide had switched on the vid-screen to a low volume. Neither he nor Ratchet paid much attention to the report feeds that were played at the end of the solar-cycle, but the sounds made for good background noise while they relaxed. Ratchet was curled up against his mate as they sat, a cube of mid-grade cupped in his red hands. Ironhides arm was wrapped warmly around the medics shoulders with a cube of his own energon in his other hand.
It was a quiet evening, well-deserved. The two adult mechs finished their energon cubes slowly, content with spending time with
EpiphanyEpiphanyEpiphany5 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"All pilots, report to the hanger bay! All pilots, we are now at code blue for launch!"
Ahsoka Tano ran to her X-Wing as the fleet prepared to make the final jump. She joined her squadron, exiting the Mon Calimari carrier.
The squadron quickly went into formation. Ahsoka had been a part of one of the dozens of briefings shared around the fleet. This was a big deal, and all the years of hiding and planning were about to come to fruition. "All wings report in." She opened the channel quickly as the fleet prepared for the jump. The final jump to what could be the final battle.
Her squad flew in formation next to one of the cruisers, sounding off one at a time.
They had waited as a team led by General Solo went on ahead to disable the shield generator around the massive super weapon the Empire had been building.
The launch soon came and the Rebel fleet made its jump, in the hopes that General Solo had accomplished his mission.
Ahsoka contemplated her life, and all h
A Study of Twins: Ch. OneChapter OneA Study of Twins: Ch. One7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ratchet was woken from recharge by the sound of crying sparklings echoing through the unit. He groaned and nuzzled against Ironhide lightly. He felt the larger mech put his arms around his waist as the crying continued. It took both of them several breems to realize that the crying came from the sparklings that theyd settled into the room just across from their own. Ratchet on-lined his optics and pushed himself away from Ironhide, getting off the berth and sleepily heading into the other room.
Sideswipe was crying at the highest pitch his vocalizer could manage and Sunstreakers cries were just as loud, if not louder than his brothers. The medic leaned over the edge of the crib and picked up Sideswipe, pulling him close and cradling him. The sparkling slowly started calming down as Ratchet bounced him up and down. Ratchet knew the young mech couldnt be hungry; a quick scan showed Sideswipes energy levels as normal and he had just
A Study of Twins: Ch. ThreeChapter ThreeA Study of Twins: Ch. Three7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As the orns passed and the twins became more comfortable with their home and the surrounding area, Ratchet and Ironhide began taking them out of the unit and into the neighborhood more. Sideswipe was a little more attentive while on the excursions that Jazz, in a neighborly jest, had dubbed family outings than his brother. Sunstreaker was often too busy figuring out his surroundings through other means, putting things in his mouth whenever he got the chance.
Sunstreaker, get that outta your mouth, Ironhide said, reaching down and pulling the item in question out of the younglings mouth.
Sunstreaker watched quietly with wide blue optics as Ironhides hand took his latest chew toy out of range. Then, much to the red mechs chagrin, pulled a stylus out of the carrier he sat in and stuck it in his mouth. Ironhide gave an exasperated sigh and reached to take that away from the yellow sparkling as well. However, this time, Sunstrea
Medieval MisconceptionsHeavy, cumbersome swordsMedieval Misconceptions9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
- The issue of weight seems to be one of the most commonly mistaken aspects of medieval combat. Smiths all made swords slightly differently and each fighter had his own preferences. It is impossible to generalize when it comes to the technology of an entire continent from c/ 500-1500 AD, and both very heavy and very light swords existed. In terms of what was typical, though,, here’s a rough guide to averaged:
Single-handed sword (aka sword) - 2.5 pounds
Hand-and-a-half (aka bastard sword) 2.5-3 lbs
Two-hander (aka longsword) - 3 to 3.5 pounds.
The absolute largest swords still rarely hit the 5-pound mark. These were designed to serve very specific tactical functions on the battlefield and were not intended for general-use purposes. Experience showed smiths and warriors that this was the ideal weight range for their weapon. It’s essentially natural selection at work: people whose swords were too light or too heavy went off to battle and
Star Wars: FamilyStar Wars: Family8 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
On the Guardian, in her personal quarters, padawan Hanabi sits in the middle of the floor, meditating. As she feels the force flow through her, like a river, she suddenly hears a knock at her door. Snapping back to reality, she quickly got up and opened the door to see Wild Card members, Jaster and Shiny standing before her.
“Greetings ma'am.” said Shiny with a slight bow.
“Hello Hanabi.” said Jaster.
“Hello.” said Hanabi, smiling at the two clones. “can I help you?”
“Yes actually,” said Jaster. “we have a situation in the hanger, and we need you to come with us to resolve it.”
Hanabi tilted her head slightly to one side and raised an eyebrow. “Why me?”
“Because we need your expertise to settle the issue.” answered Shiny. “So, will you come and help us?”
Hanabi thought about it for a moment, wondering what could she possibly do to settle a problem? And why would it need her, and
A Study of Twins: Ch. TwoChapter TwoA Study of Twins: Ch. Two7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
One thing that Ironhide had discovered in the time since Ratchet had first brought them home was that the twins loved bath time. While Sunstreaker was content to splash around where Ironhide had set him, Sideswipe was a little more energetic when it came to the bath. In fact, at the sight of the water, the red sparkling made a squeal of delight and had to be rescued from diving head first into the bath tub. Thankfully, bathing the twins was a two-mech job and Ratchet managed to keep Sideswipe from drowning himself in the tub.
Crazy little glitch, Ratchet murmured. He held onto Sideswipe with one arm and used the other to wash the bouncing sparkling.
Ironhide laughed as he carefully scrubbed at Sunstreakers small frame with a cleaning pad. Hes just a bit excited, is all.
Sunstreaker made a gargling sound as he splashed at the water with a toy in one hand, making Ironhide smile affectionately at the sparkling. He set the cleaning pad
A Study of Twins: Ch. FourChapter FourA Study of Twins: Ch. Four7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As the deca-cycles passed, the twins were brought back to the Science Institute for regular check-ins. During these check-ins, Perceptor would lead the team in tests to make sure Sunstreaker and Sideswipe were developing well, checking their ability to understand and adapt to their surroundings, their behavior and interactions with other mechs. It was during one of these check-ins that the red and blue scientist suggested that the twins be given the chance to interact more with other younglings; it would not do if Sunstreaker and Sideswipe were to develop anti-social behavior with Cybertronians their own age. The entire study would be ruined if the twins did not develop socially.
Since the ability to interact with other younglings was so crucial, the research team had to arrange time for the twins to do so. Wheeljack suggested taking the twins to a facility he knew hosted a sort of watch-center for younglings. Perceptor agreed that it sounded like a good place to st
SWP: HowlSWP: Howl4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The gentle Nabooian breeze was mixed with the brisk chill of the mountain peaks which were silhouetted against the late sunset.
Two figures sat huddled together, a picnic basket and a bottle of a non-alcoholic beverage lay beside them.
The couple were none other than Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his beloved secret wife, Padmé Amidala, Senator of Naboo. Today was very special. It was their two year anniversary and they had finally found time out of their busy schedules in order to celebrate together.
Padmé looked up at Anakin and smiled.
"I wish we could see each other like this more often."
"Me too, Angel. Me too."
He gently rubbed her slightly swollen stomach and grinned with joy.
"I love you, my little Angel."
"I love you too, my handsome Alpha."
"And soon we will have two cubs to love."
She laughed at his little joke. Since they found out she was pregnant with twins, Anakin no longer got moody. He was always happy, almost like he was a cub again.
"Ani, do you think the
I will be thereI will be there1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
When paradise falls,
And darkness roars,
Through broken halls
Behind blocked doors
I will be there.
When reapers come,
To end our existence
When others run,
At in instance
I will be there.
When your back,
Is against the wall
Rally for the counter attack,
For the darkness will fall
I will be there.
This is a war,
We must unite to win
I will be there.
To the Citadel
And unleash hell!
I will be there.
On the day
We make our last stand
When we charge into the fray
To the last man
I will be there.
When we return,
With our heads held high
Know that now,
No one else will die
I will be there.
When you stand there,
Looking for me
When you burst into tears
When you see...
I am there.
Tricks for TreatsTricks for Treats3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"No way, Rumble. I want to be Optimus, you can be Megatron."
The purple mech shook his helm and tighten his grip on the sleeve of the coveted costume, "I don't want to be old bucket head! You be Megatron!"
Starscream chuckled as he watched his creations fight over the costume. His mate, Soundwave, was trying to get one of them to agree to wear the Megatron costume he had made. "I don't think your winning this argument, dear." the seeker said, placing a comforting servo on the blue mech's shoulder.
Soundwave sighed and gave up for the moment. "Lord Megatron, only agreed to let us celebrate this holiday if someone dressed up as him. At this rate it will have to be one of us."
"Well, it's not going to be me, I already have a costume. Besides, I would never give outdated slag-heap the satisfaction."
A Study of Twins: GamesGamesA Study of Twins: Games7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Life in the living unit was getting rougher. Not in the sense that it was getting harder to get by, but more in the sense that...
"SIDESWIPE!" Ratchet exclaimed. "PUT THAT DOWN!"
...The twins were at a stage in their lives where 'no' meant 'yes' and 'if you drop that' was a challenge to be taken. Ratchet and Ironhide had both been pushed to their limits while dealing with the rowdy twins time after time and it was by some Primus-blessed miracle that they hadn't lost their tempers. Ratchet knew that this was something that they'd have to get through and secretly, he was extraordinarily relieved whenever he could pawn the pair off on Skyfire and Starscream for a few joors of simple rest and relaxation with his mate.
He was also grateful that the twins seemed to behave themselves much better whenever Bluestreak was over to play. The little grey and red youngling was dropped off often when Prowl and Jazz were busy with work and the twins tended to pay more attentio
TFAV Drab 04 RP OP RES PRELUDETFAV Drab 04 RP OP RES PRELUDE5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Transformers AlterVerse Drabble 04: Operation Rescue Eagle One Prelude
(Note: The drabbles take place in a series of time frames after TFAV Chapter Arraignment and Answers and before the TFAV Chapter named Rescue Prez)
"President Whitemore has been captured by Russian Forces. Use of him and cabinet as hostages and leverage is inevitable. Revise Request: Send all Autobot Alliance as well as FSOF, NEST and GI JOE Strike Teams to retreive High Priority Target. This is of utmost importance. Failure is not an option."
- Autobot Alliance Pulsewave Communiqué to all Autobot Alliance and Allied forces, 2 days before the launch of Operation Rescue Eagle One.
Year 2010 A.D._
Somewhere in the Middle East_
G.I. J.O.E. (Global Integrated Joint Operations Entity) The Pit_
2 days ago_
Hawk - 'I want reports now! We have to have all our plans in order."
Duke: All the Joes were prepped and ready, but unfortunately we cannot s
Clone Dossiers: CC-3636Grand Army of the RepublicClone Dossiers: CC-36364 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Personnel and Command
Subsection: ARC Training
From: Alpha-17 (ARC Training Administration)
To: Premiere Lama Su (GAR Administration)
CC: General Shaak Ti (Personnel and Command)
Dossier: CC-3636/CT-1077, Cadet 'Wolffe'
To whom it may concern,
Taking your feedback of my last dossier (CC-7567, cadet 'Rex') into consideration, General Ti, I have agreed to omit the use of Mando'ade in my reports for the sake of expediency and comprehensibility.
I will, however, continue to provide my direct and unmitigated assessment of the recruits in my training program. I am certain the bosses are aware that I was allowed full authority in these matters when I was placed in this program.
And if you datapad pushers in your ultraviolet towers can't get past that, tough.
You NEED us to win this war.
The training regime seems to be working. Traditional officers have shown an increase in unit cohesion and innovation, sharpening the skills
How to Fanfiction - A Guide - CharactersHow to Fanfiction - A Guide - Characters10 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello and welcome back to How to Fanfiction, a guide that cannot be used to change a car tire. Today, we're going to cover characters.
Your challenge for today is to write a coherent story starring all of these characters.
Characters can make or break a story. Good characters - the Sherlock Holmeses, the Luke Skywalkers and the Indiana Joneses - stick in the public consciousness. Meanwhile, the likes of Scrappy-Doo and Jar-Jar Binks have been deservingly consigned to the scrapheap of mockery and ridicule, right next to Coca Cola with Lemon.
A good balance of characters is key to a good story. This is why most stories do not have thirty-six main characters. You'll generally want to aim for between one and seven protagonists, and maybe between one and three major villains. There are always exceptions to this rule, however - don't be afraid to experiment. You could probably write a story with no
A Study of Twins: Ch. SevenChapter SevenA Study of Twins: Ch. Seven6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Are these the twins then?" the technician asked as Ratchet and Perceptor approached with the twins in their arms.
Sideswipe, from his position in Perceptor's arms, took one glance at the large purple mech that had spoken and hid his face in Perceptor's shoulder with a soft whimper. While he knew by this point in his life that there were all sorts of mechs, he'd never seen a mech quite like the technician. The purple mech was tall and bulky with a hexagonal head and a single, round yellow optic in the middle of an otherwise featureless face. He only had one hand; the other looked like a nozzle, but Sideswipe wasn't quite sure what it was.
Perceptor gave a nod in response to the technician's question. "Yes, this is Sideswipe," he said, hoisting the little red sparkling up. "Ratchet has Sunstreaker."
Shockwave stepped over to Ratchet. He raised his hand to lift Sunstreaker's chin with one finger so he could look at the sparkling. Sunstreaker promptly did what any spa
A Study of Twins: Ch. FiveChapter FiveA Study of Twins: Ch. Five7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The watch-center began seeing more and more of Sunstreaker and Sideswipe as Ratchet returned to the medical field. Prowl and Jazz were concerned with preparing their living unit for their own sparkling and creating a frame for the developing spark, so Ratchet and Ironhide felt it rude to ask the pair of black and white mechs to watch the twins while they were at work. The arrangements were made with the caretaker at the watch-center so that the twins could be brought in frequently. And so it was thus that life for the newly-formed family went on.
A deca-cycle passed and the younglings at the watch-center became used to Sunstreaker and Sideswipe coming in. Firestar and Inferno were quick to become regular playmates with Sideswipe and it wasnt uncommon to see the three of them playing together. Sunstreaker, on the other hand, didnt seem to be as interested in playing with the other younglings. More often than not, the caretaker, a green femme named Vesta,
My Secret CrushMy Secret Crush10 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have a little secret,
Deep within my chest.
Many know of this secret,
But only I know best.
The secrets about a girl,
Whom I so truly love.
The girl, so beautiful,
It's like she's from up above.
She is totally amazing,
Kind and beautiful in every way.
She is all I want and all I need,
But will the word yes be what she says.
I will not say her name,
In fear that she will know.
Of all my feelings and all my love,
And at that she will go.
I just hope that one day,
She will feel the same.
And I hope that one day,
In my ear she'll same my name.