DINE IN HELL?Leonidas: SPARTANS! TONIGHT! WE DINE! IN HELL!DINE IN HELL?4 years ago in Comedy More Like This
spartan1: Hell? But i wanted to go to Mcdonalds
spartan2: Puh-lease, KFC is way better
spartan1: KFC SUCKS!
spartan2: YOU SUCK!
spartan3: How about we go to Dominoes?
spartan 1 and 2: NO!
Chapter 9: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 9: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 9
Feeling disoriented, Yena almost rolled off the soft bench she had been sleeping on.
Striaton City's Nurse Joy, who had gently woken her up, stopped her just in time.
The pink-haired lady helped the sleepy girl sit up.
"Good morning. I see you managed to catch some sleep."
Yena rubbed her face, shaking off her sleepiness.
Sounds from her surroundings started to get through to her people rushing by, the lamps above her head buzzing softly, the cries of Pokémon that needed medical attention Striaton City's Pokécenter was a busy place.
Memories from last night came back to her as well. The night nurse had been surprised, to say the least, to see a Tauros walk through the door, carrying Alex on its back. She had hardly paid any attention to Yena, and the girl had been given no choice but to wait in the hallway while Alex was being looked after in hospital wing reserved for people.
Yena looked up at Nurse Joy.
"Thank you for waking m
Chapter 11: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 11: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 11
Sweat ran down to Yena's chin, but even as the Pokémon battle in front of her seemed to be at a halt, she didn't take the time to wipe off her forehead or take a sip of water.
She looked at her two Pokémon on the small, open field. Oshawott was obviously tired, panting as he tried to keep an eye on his surroundings. Munna was hovering just above the grass, slowly floating around in a circle.
Yena had spent a lot of time with her newest Pokémon in the past few days, hoping to form the start of a bond. She had discovered Munna was a very calm and quiet one, but she seemed to appreciate the extra attention that was given to her.
The round, pink Pokémon suddenly stopped going around in circles, turning to the right like a compass. Yena could hear her light voice as she seemed to say something to Oshawott.
Oshawott looked in the same direction, just in time to see Tauros break through the cover of the trees, runn
Chapter 6: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 6: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 6
Alex' dark eyes narrowed as the wild Purrloin hissed with annoyance, shaking off the water that Oshawott had propelled towards her.
"Yena, don't let Oshawott use its Water Gun attack. He hasn't mastered it yet.
You're just making Purrloin angrier, instead of weaker."
Yena nervously observed the wild Pokémon.
"Alex, I don't know what to do "
His reply was merciless.
"Of course you don't. It's the first time you battle. Figure it out."
Yena frowned, trying to think of a suitable strategy to use, or any strategy at all.
But the Purrloin seemed tired of waiting.
The feline Pokémon growled as she jumped forward, moving quite fast, and her claws extended.
"Oshaaa " Panicking, Oshawott looked back at Yena for help.
Yena shook her head, trying to think clearly. "Ehm Try to tackle Purrloin!"
Her water-Pokémon put on a brave face, running up to its opponent, his little arms stretched out in an attempt to do as much damage as possib
Chapter 10: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 10: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 10
Alex leaned back, balancing his chair on two legs.
He had started shifting and turning after the first five minutes of the Sit-In Class.
" and their moves are assigned certain types. Each type has several strengths and weaknesses in both attack and defense. In battle, you should use Pokémon and moves that have a type advantage over your opponent. Doing so will cause much more damage than normal..."
Yena, who was trying her best to focus on what the teacher was saying, grabbed the back of Alex' chair without even looking, and put it back on four legs.
"You're going to make holes in the floor." She whispered while scribbling down notes.
" the type of a move used by a Pokémon is strong against the opponent's type, then the damage done is twice the normal. If a move's type is weak against a specific type, then the damage done is half the normal damage done..."
Alex leaned forward, glaring at the teacher, who was going on
Chapter 5: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 5: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 5
The battle would take place in the park-like square in Accumula Town.
As soon as Alex had taken his place at one side of the large patch of grass, Yena ran up to him and clutched his arm.
"Alex, I'm so sorry. Professor Juniper approached me in the Pokécenter, and before I knew it, she was storming outside to find you."
Alex pushed her away from his arm, but did so quite gently.
"Don't worry too much about it. There's no telling lies to Professor Juniper, she looks right through them. I swear the woman's psychic. Running into her is just another case of bad luck that I'll have to overcome, and I will. Now, go and stand over there, so you won't get in the way."
Looking relieved, Yena ran off to sit on one of the benches on the side.
Alex turned back at Professor Juniper, who was standing at the other side of the grass patch.
The professor was currently talking to a small crowd of people that had gathered at the first signs of a Pokémon fight.
Zoe Jackson - Chapter 10If you ever wake up feeling like your head is made out of concrete, I sincerely hope that you don't do it around noon at Babylon.Zoe Jackson - Chapter 106 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
All I could do when I blinked in the sunlight was groan.
"Zoe!" yelled a childish voice - Holly came over to me and gave me a surprisingly tight hug. For someone her age, she was pretty strong.
Wait, no. She'd said that she was four hundred years old.
Anyway, I eventually forced myself to get up and kick Jack into doing the same.
We were still on the marble steps we'd crashed on, what, a day ago? Two days? I'd lost count.
"OK, so now we're here, we have to find a muse, right?" said Jack, once we had found a shady alley nearby.
"Yep. But Babylon is, like, the size of Paris," I answered.
"It's too hot to trek across this city!" said Holly. Jack nodded.
"What choice do we have?" I asked. We all sighed and left our alley sanctuary. After what seemed like hours, we were all exhausted and sweating litres. Suddenly, we came across the Gardens again, and music was p
Twilight series Breaking DawnBreaking Dawn a.k.a. Epic Fail a rant on the Book 4 of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga' Twilight series Breaking Dawn5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
A while ago I managed to find a copy of Stephenie Meyer's Breaking Dawn(BD) in the public library. Since there was no third book of the series, Eclipse in sight; I had to make do and borrow Breaking Dawn first even though I still haven't read the third book.
Frankly, I had only watched the Twilight movie last year, then recently I had read New Moon from beginning to the end, and now I'm reading Breaking Dawn, the order of it doesn't sound quite right since I jump the third book, still I had read a few reviews on Eclipse so I'm confident that I know what the plotline was about so I had no worry following the plot of BD. Plus, since I'm not going to waste my money to even order a copy of Eclipse or Twilight from the library (you got to pay a small fee for your order when using the library's service), I would have to wait to finish all of the four books
Again I struggle
Plague DogsWe're the plague dogs,Plague Dogs8 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
We're children of blight,
We breath smog
And our bark is just as bad as our bite.
We get our kicks
Out of making you sick.
We live to hate
And we think that's great.
The ground we walk on
Withers as we tread.
The night we stalk on
Is as dark as the eyes of the dead.
Our words are as deadly as nerve gas,
Our way of life, to you, must seem so crass.
But it's how we are, we live for today,
Because death could be just a mile away.
We stomp on the poor,
Defenseless as flowers.
We knock down the walls and the doors
Of all those corporate powers.
Your door is not a wall to us.
It's you who drove us
To this way of living life thus.
Crawling around in the dirt and the dust.
So we're getting our revenge,
We're going on a crime binge.
We're going to make you cringe.
Our lives we shall avenge.
Chapter 16: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 16: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 16
Waving at her parents one last time, Yena pushed a button to hang up the phone.
Munna's light voice made her turn around to her Pokémon.
To her surprise, there was a little girl standing behind her, petting Munna's nose.
Yena estimated the child, that seemed to be alone, to be about five years old.
She kneeled down next to the girl, but before the could say anything, the child turned to her.
With a big grin on her face, she told Yena:
"Your Pokémon is so soft!"
"She is, right?"
The girl had quite a striking appearance two pink hairpins decorated the child's long, dark hair, that fell straight down past her shoulders. Bright green eyes were looking into Yena's face. She was dressed in a simple, gray dress, worn over a pink shirt that matched the pins in her hair. There was a yellow bag hanging from the girl's right shoulder.
Yena looked around for a worried parent. The girl had surely strayed from h
Chapter 14: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 14: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 14
She couldn't remember a moment where Alex had looked happier.
In the single moment where Tauros sprinted past her, she could clearly see his delighted expression as he leaned forward on the back of his Pokémon. Alex' hands were clawing into Tauros' manes, his legs held close to his Pokémon's sides and his body moving along with the bull's gallop. With the wind going through his hair, and a grin on his face, he looked nothing like the skittish young man she had met behind Professor Juniper's lab.
In an almost scary speed, Tauros raced along Route 3, quickly disappearing out of sight as trainer and Pokémon followed the winding path. Yena could still hear Tauros' hooves for a while, but eventually even that sound died away. She looked down at Oshawott, who was happily following her, clearly enjoying the pleasant warmth of the sun. As their eyes crossed, her Pokémon grinned. She smiled back at him, before turning her attention to Munn
Chapter 3: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 3: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 3
Alex woke up from his restless slumbers by Yena's mother knocking on the door.
Disoriented, he looked around, immediately missing Zigzagoon's comforting presence.
Then the whole situation came back to him, and with that his bad mood returned as well.
He sighed, and then realised Yena's mother was talking to him from the other side of the door.
" and Yena has started packing all her things, she would like some advice on the supplies you two should bring." She paused. "Alex? Are you awake?"
He scraped his throat, that felt dry. "Yes, I'll be out in a minute."
"Okay, dear. I have some breakfast downstairs, if you're hungry."
Alex scrambled around to find the sneakers he had wildly kicked out the day before.
While putting them on, his thoughts wandered off to his Zigzagoon.
His Pokémon had done it, had successfully found him a Pokédex!
Alex smiled at the thought, a rare expression for him nowadays.
A Pokédex would mean his long-awaited
Chapter 2: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 2: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 2
This had been a bad idea. Alex glanced around as they approached Yena's house.
Maybe if he ran for the trees now, he'd get away? He probably could, he was fast enough, but the hollow feeling in his stomach and the thought of a good meal stopped him.
He wasn't too worried about Zigzagoon. His Pokémon would return to their hiding spot in the woods, and find enough berries to feed himself. He just hoped Zigzagoon would find it's way out of the laboratory safely.
Yena turned around to him as they reached the front door of her house.
She stated: "This is where I live."
Alex suppressed the urge to roll his eyes, or saying something along the lines of 'good for you'.
He simply shrugged lightly, putting his hands in his pockets.
Yena gave him one of her smiles, which he couldn't understand.
He had been nothing but rude to this girl, so when was she going to be offended and send him away? But the warm look in her blue eyes seemed to be genuine. Her golden
Chapter 4: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 4: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 4
The sharp smell of smoke.
It's so dark.
There's light coming from under the door.
The door opens.
Flames coming into the room!
Something's moving on the other side of the flames.
Someone is screaming!
Is there a way out?
Open the window!
The air is so thick! Can't breathe!
Open the window! Open the window!
The fire is so close now, scorching hot!
Open the window! Open the window! Open the window!
Zigzagoon's loud bark disturbed Yena from her slumbers.
She could see a small stripe of light through the trees, promising a beautiful sunrise later on.
Rubbing her face to shake off the sleep, she looked around to find where Zigzagoon had cried out from.
She could see Zigzagoon's striped coat. The Pokémon was leaning on Alex' chest, who was turning his head around in his sleep, caught in a nightmare. Zigzagoon was frantically licking its owner's face, but without success: Alex struggled to
Zoe Jackson - Chapter 1I stared at the car driving into the distance.Zoe Jackson - Chapter 16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
They had done it.
Left me on my own, abandoning me in a way. OK, so this was camp and not boarding school, but they were still leaving me off somewhere. Did they want to get rid of me? Was I just a pain?
Someone coughed politely behind me. I turned around and looked at the guy in the wheelchair who had talked to my parents before they LEFT (grr).
"Well, Zoe," he began, "You... may want to visit Camp Half Blood?" I wanted to shout, NO!! I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR STUPID CAMP!, but it wasn't appropriate.
"Uh, sure, I guess," I muttered. The girl next to him came forward grumpily.
"Now, Gabriella --"
"OK, I'll show her camp. Huh." She pouted angrily and gave me a look that said, You are a waste of my time. I tried to ignore her attitude and keep up with her fast pace. She showed me a bit of everything, making sure she said no more than had to be. Once she had finished and brought me back to the volleyball courts, she uncrossed her arms.
Chapter 8: Counterbalanced - An Unovan TaleChapter 8: Counterbalanced - An Unovan Tale4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Counterbalanced - Chapter 8
"You're injured, and your plan could be dangerous "
"I told you, I'm okay! Don't you want to free those Pokémon?"
"Of course I do, but "
"They're wild Pokémon, but it doesn't feel that way.
How would you feel if you were locked up like that?"
"I would feel horrible. But why don't you "
"Why don't you try and live on the wild side of life for once?
Just give it a go, find out how exciting it can be.
And don't you dare to say it's not for girls, because that's the lamest excuse ever."
" I wasn't going to say that."
"We're going to put my plan into action when it's dark.
We might as well wait here."
" You're not going to change your mind, are you?"
The flash from Alex' Pokéball lit up the dark trees around them.
Yena slightly backed away from the impressive Pokémon as Tauros appeared in front of them.
She found him to be even scarier at night than by day. Holding Oshawott tightly against her
Past Perfect - PW-R-003Past PerfectPast Perfect - PW-R-0034 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I guess my wanting to become a Pokémon trainer started with family tradition. My older sister trains Pokémon; so did our father, and his mother and her siblings, and their parents before them. My doing the same seemed like it was only inevitable. It did happen eventually, of course, but there are times when it felt way too long in coming. And back when I was ten, it felt like it'd never happen.
Helen Masters had been dreading this day ever since before she'd given birth to her second child, since she'd found out about her husband's family and its secrets. She knew full well what the reaction to these words would be, how they'd be handled especially in the wake of what happened to her first child, and she hated saying them, but nonetheless, she felt like she had to say them.
Alex looked up at her mother in shock. "What? But Mom, I'm ten years old now! All the other kids at school are becoming Pokémon trainers!"
Helen shook her head, wisps of r
Yoshi FatteningYoshi FatteningYoshi Fattening8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
prolog: It was about noon time on Yoshi Island and all was well. Yoshis ran back and forth, gathering fruit and other food, bringing it home and helping each other. Unknown to all of them a very obese foxbear sat on a mountain side. The foxbear let out a great sigh why are they so small? he asked himself. And he was instantly answered by his brain cuz they have to work so hard idiot. The foxbear thought about the idea fat Yoshis.....hmmm....interesting But he decided to think about it and went back to sleep.
Chapter 1: a prayer and a gift
As time passed we draw our attention to the Yoshi Village, a fairly large, self-suppliant place free of war and most strife. In this village lived a young Yoshi named Toby. Toby was not the same as all the others due to the fact that he was fat. Very fat. Most of the other Yoshi kids teased and laughed at him, but he mostly ignored them. Toby spent most of his time with his little sister,
Twilight series book one rantTwilight, or should I say 'Dull Light', or 'City of Twilight'? A rant on Twilight, the first book of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga'Twilight series book one rant5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello everyone, a few days ago I discovered a translated version of Twilight in the public library, even though I'd like to read the English version (It wouldn't be bad to get some LOLs from SMeyer's English writing) but...a lot of people seem to be still ordering and queuing for the book, so I have to make do with the translated one.
First thing, bear in mind that I don't mean to say it's bad for people to enjoy Twilight, but I wrote the rant in hope that more people would be aware of how bad the books were written and what kind of wrong/misleading messages it might be sending to their readers. Last but not less, I want everyone to have a good heart-felt laugher by the time they finish reading the following rant.
PS: The title of the book was changed from Twilight into something like City of Twilight, yes it's
Past Imperfect - PW-R-004Past ImperfectPast Imperfect - PW-R-0044 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Probably in part because of what happened with Surtur, but definitely because of things I wouldn't learn until later, Mom still refused to let me go on a journey as a Pokémon trainer. I wasn't thrilled about it, but I made the best of it, focusing on school and building a relationship with the one Pokémon I had. It helped a bit that Cass opted to retire from active journeying after finishing up the Hoenn League the next year. Granted, I still had her achievements to match, but I felt a little easier knowing that she wanted to try for contests rather than gyms.
As time went on, however, the chances of me getting out there seemed to dwindle more and more. But I held onto hope for a long time that Dad would be able to change Mom's mind. And then, it happened
"Cass, come on. If you're going to do contests, then do them and get on with it."
Cass shook her head at her younger sister's suggestion. "It's not that simple, Alex. I mean, contests aren't the
Mary Sues in 9 Simple StepsHow to Create a Mary Sue in Nine Simple Steps!Mary Sues in 9 Simple Steps5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So easy, even Stephanie Meyer can do it!
Step Number One: Create a Name
Just like the title suggests, the first step is to come up with a super fantabulous name! Make sure that it's nice and long, having at least a first, middle, and last name, or more! If you're having trouble, use something shiny or attractive, such as gems, colors, precious minerals, flowers, or generally pleasing things like "Star" or "Sunshine". Mixing two or more pleasing words into one is also acceptable!
If you're going for a darker-type Mary Sue, perhaps one that all the other characters fear or one who's stereotypically goth/emo, think of anything dark or with the word "blood" or "black" in it, or anything suggesting the said words. Heck, even go for poison, like "Anthrax" or "Nightshade". Anything deadly or fearsome is encouraged!
Step Number Two: Choose a Gender and Sexual Orientation
For the typical Mary Sue, simply
Eclipse novella ReviewReview: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie MeyerEclipse novella Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The background of the story:
In Eclipse, book 3 of the Twilight saga series, the 'bad' vampire Victoria wanted to build an army of vampire newborns in order to get even with Bella and the Cullens. To achieve her goal, she created a sidekick called Riley and put him in charge of training/controlling the newborns she had made. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner deals with what is going on with those newly created, confused and blood thirty newborn vampires, and focuses on one of the newborns, a young girl called Bree Tanner.
PS: In this review the word 'vampire' is being used very loosely, not that I actually acknowledge sparkling disco balls really deserve to be called vampires anyway.
The Story itself:
The story is told from Bree Tanner's perspective, and focused on the last few days of her 'second life', Bree had to depend on her new vampiric convent/group for survival even though she felt no co
Twilight series Eclipse rantIs it an eclipse, or is it a new moon? Make up your mind! A rant on Eclipse, the third book of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga'Twilight series Eclipse rant5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Finally, I managed to find a copy of Eclipse in the library, so my foolish, self torturing courageous attempt to finish reading each of the Twilight books started again. Anti-Twilighters and those who are merely looking for a good laugh, I hope you'll stay with me till the end.
1. Edward talked about hunting polar bears and wolves for food when discussing going to college in Alaska. Polar bears? Wolves? Killing them for food? These are endangered species! Someone please call Green Peace or Friends of the Earth, I cannot stand those animal-killing 'vegetarian' vampires anymore *facepalms* Oh, I'd forgotten to mention those mountain lions they hunted regularly
2. When describing the personalities of the two main characters of Wuthering Heights, Bella dished up description such as"her selfishness, h
Freaky Friday - PJatO Style(Before we start, I want to thank Snowivey for the idea, what with their own Percy Jackson Genderbender story and their 2 awesome pics of Percy and Nico as girls.)Freaky Friday - PJatO Style6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(From Annabeth's POV!!)
My eyes opened slowly. Sloooowwwwlyyy.... it felt so good to know that it was Friday, which meant that the horn was only blown at ten o'clock, and I could work on Aphrodite's Temple for two hours.
But, well, no offense, Aphrodite, but I didn't really want to design your pink collumns and statue just yet. I had been working non-stop on Olympus since last summer, throughout my whole sophomore year. My grades had - embarassingly - dropped; my A's had become B's which soon transformed into C's. For me, this was catastrophic. Anyway, I was at camp now. I had much more time to design the various temples and structures, and also catch up on my sleep, and see my friends. I hadn't heard from Grover or Nico, and I didn't get to see Percy much, because I was in an all-girls boarding school.
Hmm. Yes. Percy.