Leaving the Day BehindLeaving the Day Behind in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
leave the day behind
to a night of peaceful sleep
stars will bless your dreams
Chapter 3 - WheatleyOnce 013 had woken up, Wheatley had her set him down in front of her and start the lesson again. "Alright," he said. "Try and say 'apple'."Chapter 3 - Wheatley in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Not quite. Keep trying, you're going to get it sooner or later." In response she grabbed him by one of his handles.
"Wh..." 013 was making progress. Wheatley had noticed that. Perhaps as she slept, she pondered to herself how to pronounce these words he was teaching her. She had become interested in only Wheatley over the course of the next few hours he spent teaching her. 013 had learned to correctly pronounce the word "apple" but was still learning other things like "yes" and "no".
The next few days were of the same routine. Teach her words, watch her sleep and wonder what she was thinking of. Wheatley had admittedly become bored for a while but he re-gained interest one day when she was undergoing her monthly physical exam. The crew of the ship had gotten access to Wheatley's terminal and made th
His After Story - Chapter 1The core spoke to himself, drifting through space as he had done for about four months.His After Story - Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yeah. This is...wonderful. No rails to tell me where to go. Nobody to plug me into walls or portal me around or crush me or blow me up. Yeah, I tell ya pal, this is great. Absolutely lovely."
"I'm in space."
"Yeah, yeah, I know you are mate. We're both in space. Like I keep telling you."
"Alright, give it a rest!"
Just then, the sphere heard a low rumble. Maybe he could get out of this somehow.
"Hey," he shouted. "Over here! Hey!" As a large, white and oblong spacecraft made its way into view, the core blinked with excitement.
"Hey! Over here!!" The ship passed by him, slowing to a halt as he could faintly make out the shapes of actual humans.
'Humans!' He thought. 'I havn't seen them in so long! I hope they're from Aperture!' And his hopes were confirmed as the Aperture laboratories logo appeared in bright paint on the side. He had heard of another, space laboratory, but thought it to
Chapter 8 - The EndWheatley kept his ground and quickly closed the hatch the moment the terrible human was gone. 'Almost there, almost...just...have to land...ah! Cities! People! Where's an empty space?!' Wheatley thought over and over, desperately searching for a place to land. He had to quickly. Wheatley looked back at his friend, she was fading quickly. 'Bloody...! Got to work fast!'Chapter 8 - The End in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He eventually found a place to land, secluded from others. Just outside of a city, he landed his craft and ran over to 013. She looked up and into his blue, human-like eyes, seemingly through his disguise.
"No...w-we're home. We're home. We can make it. Just hold on." The crew began to come out from hiding to see what their leader had done. Wheatley was on his knees. He felt a wetness gently falling down his cheeks. Or, his holographic cheeks. It felt as real as pain, or euphoria, or this dispair that he was feeling now. He had let himself fall for this experiment. He saw that now. 013 put her hand o
Chapter 5 - Failure"What? What is it?"Chapter 5 - Failure in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Bad news, 013. Your test results came back. You failed."
Wheatley turned himself around to look at the captain and his staff. They were positioned just right to prevent any escape. That was, until, Wheatley noticed what 013 was building this whole time. An Aperture science portal gun. He was filled with delight as she grabbed the portal device and waited.
"Wonderful job looking after this failed experiment, Wheatley. Have her put you back onto your rail and stand down."
"I don't think so, sir. We'll be leaving now. So long!"
013 took her cue and fired a portal behind them, same as under herself and Wheatley. They both landed safely behind the hostile humans and ran. 013 kept a tight hold on Wheatley's handle as she ran. Wheatley looked behind at the persuing staff. The captain was barking orders as the others seemed terrified. He felt himself and 013 jerk to a stop as she balanced on the edge of a large fall.
"Oh...that-that's a large fall...okay, j
This Day Aria (Reprise) - Rewrite for LokiThis Day Aria (Reprise) - Rewrite for Loki in Short Stories More Like This
Loki smiled wickedly as he stared out at the city below him.
It was chaos. Complete, utter, wonderful chaos. This was what he had been waiting for for far too long. It made him giddy just looking at the people running in fear, the Chitauri roaming their way through the streets, and the beams from their weaponry crashing into anything in their way.
As he watched, he felt a stirring within him; a melody playing within his heart that he softly sang as he watched the terror below.
"This day has been just perfect...the kind of day of which I've dreamed since I was small..."
More screaming; flames now poured from a nearby building. The Chitauri ships were advancing upon the city now, moving en masse. He saw too the Avengers fighting off the threat but there was no hope. Not now.
"Just watch them all run wild, every woman, man, and child!" his grin widened as he lightly twirled his staff around in a lazy circle.
"Who says a God can't really have it all?"
Vanessa's Song - Rewrite for LokiVanessa's Song - Rewrite for Loki in Short Stories More Like This
Nick Fury was keeping a close eye on his latest prisoner, the person known as Loki who happened to be the cause of all this insanity. As he watched the Asgardian through the security cameras, he could have sworn he heard the God of Mischief laughing as if he wanted nothing more than to be in this situation.
Loki was indeed smiling rather happily for someone being left alone in a cell that could drop thirty thousand feet into the sea at a moment's notice. Being the 'prisoner' of the Avengers was his intention for the moment and he planned to milk it for all it was worth. His smile turned sinister as he turned in the cell to stare out at the cameras that the Avengers were no doubt using to watch him.
"What a obedient prisoner I'll make, by Odin I'm divine...!" he laughed, leaning back against the glass of the cell, looking at his reflection on the opposite side.
"Things are working out according to my ultimate design!" moving away from the wall, he drew a knife seemi
Angelo Sotira, InterviewedAngelo Sotira, Interviewed in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A brief history of deviantART
Angelo Sotira helped pioneer deviantART after the internet's "boom days" with Scott Jarkoff and Matt Stephens. Scott ensured that deviantART functioned code-wise and community-wise, Matt focused on making sure that the world knew about what promise deviantART offered to aspiring artists, and Angelo covered the legal and some techinical bases, including directing the business concerns of deviantART as a company.
As with any venture, there were the "usual" hiccups, though it's debatable whether anything about deviantART or how it came about can be considered "usual". The founders and the site weathered the storms that hit, and because of the initial and continued dedication of Scott and Angelo, along with the rest of the core developers and volunteer staff, deviantART continues to function, evolving continually to meet the demands of artists, exponential increases in deviations (and consequently necessary space) and operating costs, along with dozens
Top 25 Dr. Gregory House Quote25.Everybody lies.Top 25 Dr. Gregory House Quote in Fan Fiction More Like This
24.We were both wrong, not equally wrong. You were at least six more wronger than me.
23.Hello, sick people and their loved ones! In the interest of saving time and avoiding a lot of boring chitchat later, I'm Doctor Gregory House; you can call me "Greg." I'm one of three doctors staffing this clinic this morning. This ray of sunshine is Doctor Lisa Cuddy. Doctor Cuddy runs this whole hospital, so unfortunately she's much too busy to deal with you. I am a board certified diagnostician with a double specialty of infectious disease and nephrology. I am also the only doctor employed at this hospital who is forced to be here against his will. That is true, isn't it? But not to worry, because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin. Speaking of which, if you are particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this: this is Vicodin. It's mine! You can't have any. And no, I do not have a pain management problem, I have a pain problem... b
Civil Disobedience"Let me advise you, my dear young friend-nay, let me warn you with all seriousness-that should you leave these rooms you will not by any chance go to sleep in any other part of the castle. It is old, and has many memories, and there are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely. Be warned! Should sleep now or ever overcome you, or be like to do, then haste to your own chamber or to these rooms, for your rest will then be safe. But if you be not careful in this respect, then "Civil Disobedience in Short Stories More Like This
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Jonathan was not a brazen man. He wasn't on par with some of the men he'd gone to school with, the ones who dived off treacherous cliffs and swam with enormous and carnivorous fishes to entertain themselves. He was usually content to spend a day seated in a
A Softer Side of Loki Contest EntryA Softer Side of Loki Contest Entry in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki had a reason behind everything he did in his life, even to that day he had a reason for everything. The one he used to call brother would never know the true reason behind it all, would never know on that day why Loki was upon Midgard. Dressed to be warm, Loki appeared within a very small town in Norway called Brekstad, he had come to enjoy this tiny town and the people that lived there. But one drew his attention far more than anything other and it was that very person he now met in the town square, taking her hands as they were extended out towards him.
Eira, a beautiful young woman with flowing black hair and the most intense green eyes Loki had ever seen. How she had known it was him she was reaching too he would never know, for she was blind since she was a child but she still knew it was him. She always gave the reasoning she just knew, it seemed to be enough reasoning for her and for him as well. The smell of snow hung in the air around them as he pulled her into a gentle e