Last GaspHalfway through 2011 we find ourselves in a much more complicated world than anytime since the Age of Enlightenment.Last Gasp in Free Verse More Like This
In America 52% of the country has stated that they don't have a problem with Gay Marriage and the US Military has begun the process to let gays and in many cases Women serve openly. Texas, California, and New Mexico have all become Majority Minority States and the others will soon join that status. A larger percentage of Americans are in favor of Legalizing Marijuana today (46% as of 2010) than ever before.
In the Middle East a new generation of activists have in many cases peacefully overthrown old authoritarian governments and installed new democratic regimes. Even in the cases where revolution had gone violent or failed, the new tools of political movement, the Internet and a camera, have enabled a new wave of political change and liberalization.
As of 2011 the United Nations declared access to a Free and Open Internet a fundamental right of humanity...
...and yet, th
I Am the 99 PercentI was a near 4.0 student in high school.I Am the 99 Percent in Editorial More Like This
By age 17 had already served my country as a civil servant twice as a Congressional and State Senate Page.
Since as long as I can remember I've wanted to be an Astronaut.
So I worked hard and with the support of my family and a letter from my Congressman, got accepted into a good college to study Aerospace Engineering.
I've studied hard, and thanks to the government's FAFSA loan program and a some help from my family have been able to go to school for four years without a private loan.
My grades aren't great, but I love what I wanna do too much to give up when things get tough.
I've never expected help from anybody, and have always been willing to make it on my own steam if I have to, but I appreciate all the help I can get, and will take any advantage I find.
My parents worked hard their entire lives and have always lived within their means.
When the company my dad had worked for folded, he started his own business at 55 and thanks to years of
A New Conservative PartyA New Conservative Party in Free Verse More Like This
Given the remaining candidates out of the initial crop of crazy; and the nature of the Republican Party in the last three years alone (not counting their actions under the Bush administration); isn't it time we wrote them off and called for a new Conservative Party? Lets face it; short of a Constitutional Amendment establishing Instant Runoff voting; this is the best option we have right now.
Its important to note that this is how politics has worked in America since the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans; every time one party fell out of touch with the interests of the public, they found themselves being replaced by someone more appropriate. The Federalists were replaced by the Whigs, Democrat-Republicans were replaced by the Democrats, the Whigs were replaced by the Republicans. With the current GOP swap of Congressional and Presidential candidates all championing platforms that are either antiquated, xenophobic, or ineffective at actually addressing this country's problems;
Into the VoidWe live in an amazing age of scientific discoveryInto the Void in Free Verse More Like This
Engineers at Ad Astra have nearly perfected the VASIMR drive
An engine that would make a 39 day trip to Mars possible
Scientists have recently made a breakthrough in cryogenic research
Keeping a person in suspended animation for decades may only be years away.
The birth of Space Tourism is driving a new era of competition in the Aerospace Industry
New Earth to Orbit shuttle designs are becoming safer and more efficient as time goes on
New extrasolar bodies are literally being discovered as fast as we can build the instruments to detect them
Some astronomers have gone so far to say that we will find an Earth-like-planet by May of 2011
What does all this mean?
It means that you and I are living in an era where interstellar travel may soon become a reality
It means that in a matter of decades, human beings could make the first manned expedition to an New Earth
It means that we might finally confirm if we have any cosmic brethren out in the
Conservatives and ReactionariesThe meaning of words is too important to ignore in politics, and there is one word that has been mutilated into something grotesque by the worst elements of our political discourse. Conservative. Its an idea that advocates trying to preserve things as they are by emphasizing stability and continuity. It is an ideology that does not fear change, but simply wishes for it to be managed well. Too many politicians identifying as conservative today are in fact reactionaries. Reactionaries oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were," a goal historically being both futile and self destructive; something the current Republican party is demonstrating with startling persistance. True conservatives are not concerned with trivial changes in our culture, but rather the long term continuity of the national spirit. The Reactionaries have been given their moment, and it is time to send them back to irrelevance where they belong.Conservatives and Reactionaries in Editorial More Like This
Spore 2: As it Should Be*Origin Stage: You come upon a swirling gas cloud at some unknown point in the galaxy at some unknown time. Using your mouse you position a gravity well at the center of cloud and use your scroll wheel to increase or decrease the density of the well, and pulling the gasses in forming your star. You settle on an M Class Star, 15% larger than Sol.Spore 2: As it Should Be in Profiles More Like This
Once you've created your star the game highlights two bands orbiting the newly formed star and indicates them to be the Goldilocks zones, one for a terrestrial planet, and another for a potential moon of a Gas Giant. You choose the terrestrial body and position its gravity well at 1 AU, using the scroll wheel to make it 95% the size of Earth, with equal mass. The debris begins to form a molten body where you positioned the well, and the game indicates that it is time to form the planet's satellites. You position three gravity wells, forming three small moons from the debris orbiting your world, but the game indicates that there is still left ov
How Far?How far will you take it?How Far? in Free Verse More Like This
When it becomes possible, how far will you go?
Genetic engineering, cybernetics, stem cells...
When these things become more than just reality, when they are commonplace...
How far will you take it?
Will you use them to realize your most personal fantasies?
Will you use them to get ahead in the world?
Will you use them to simply look, "normal?"
If you're a transgender, will you resolve your gender identify genetically, not just cosmetically?
If you're a furry, will you change you're biology to make you're fursona a reality?
If you're big boned, or just plain fat, will you try to become, "one of the beautiful people."
If you have some strange sexual fetish, will you pursue it?
If you're too "flat," too "small," or whatever, how far will you go?
If you're dumb, or weak, or have some disease, will you try to fix yourself?
What will happen when there is nothing between the person you are, and the person you want to be?
Will we become more shallow, or more acceptin
Designing a MiracleApril 14th, 2019: New Shepard, TexasDesigning a Miracle in Profiles More Like This
Lauri and Mona sat in the waiting room of the local Fertility Institute ready to make the biggest decision of their lives, and all either could do was hold onto the other's hands in the cold and crowded waiting room, watching countless other perspective parents come and go. Some looked elated, others simply looked just as anxious as they did.
"Lauri and Mona Flores," an older nurse called out, "Dr. Chella will see you now."
Mona was the first to rise, still clutching her wife's hand as if to pull her up with her. The two had talked about this for more than three years; first with idle, "have you ever thought about"s, then moving into more serious, "do you think we're ready"s, and finally the dry, but easily most crucial, "can we afford it?"s.
The hall was decorated with OLED displays each cycling though images of how the process is done, while other simply showed happy clients with their new children.
Rise of the TranshumansThe last battle for equal rights won't be for racial equality;Rise of the Transhumans in Free Verse More Like This
It won't be for gender equality;
Not for sexual or gender orientation;
It will be a battle between two species:
Humans and Transhumans.
Unlike the other battles for equality, this one will be more than figurative;
It will take a great expense of blood
And in all likelihood result in the eventual extinction of the human race.
That's how dominant species function,
As one rises the other must logically fall
Transhumans will be smarter, stronger, and more capable than humans
Humans will eventually stop being the masters of their own planet
Transhumans will take the jobs of the elites, and outperform their human counterparts
Humans will respond, violently as usual
But they will loose.
What may start as a quest for equality for by both
Will end with the extinction of one.
College SolutionsOur higher education system is medieval, backwards, and in many ways more broken that our public education system.College Solutions in Free Verse More Like This
Sure, students shoulder 70% of the financial burden for operating costs of most colleges.
Yes, professors get tenure that makes them immune to criticism and insultingly bad teaching and failing rates.
And it is true that students have no rights whatsoever to negotiate the contracts they signed with their respective schools.
That is not the biggest problem though.
The biggest problem, for engineering colleges at least, is the way they breed a culture into our future movers and shakers that discourages cooperation, and does not adequately prepare them to not only survive in the industry as it is, but to adapt as it changes.
In almost every class, you are told to sign a "student contract," that says you will not plagiarize or cheat, or do anything else unethical.
Well the definition of "cheating," for some teachers is the act of asking people who have taken the class before f
Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 4Resting upon the side of a mountain was Canterlot; the beautiful capitol city of Equestria. It's most famous landmark was Canterlot Castle, home of the regal sisters and rulers of Equestria. Gazing out of one its many windows was the elder of the two, Princess Celestia. The white mare had her pink eyes locked on the civilians below as they played and socialized. The sight brought a smile to her lips and warmed her heart. Her eyes then shifted to a couple outside a café, laughing heartily and expressing love for one another in earnest.Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 4 in General Fiction More Like This
Celestia's grin fell at this. She watched the Unicorn smile as he kissed his Pegasus girlfriend. Though she knew she shouldn't think it, she could not help but wish that she was that mare. She wished that she had someone special to hold her, to love her, to give her comfort in difficult times. However, many of her subjects felt that no one was worthy of her. That all one could do was look but not touch. A thought that had persisted for centuries.
Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 5Princess Celestia yawned in exhaustion as she stepped into her bedroom. After gently shutting the door, she hung her robe on the hook, leaving her in her nightgown, one that some would say gave her a rather sensual appearance. She then sat down at her vanity and grasped her hairbrush to finish her nightly ritual, however, before she could begin, she caught sight of someone standing behind her in the mirror. She quickly stood up and turned around to face the intruder only to find…Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 5 in General Fiction More Like This
Indeed it was the Autobot leader standing on the other side of her room. As to why he was there, she didn't know. But she did know that Prime was looking at her with hunger in his eyes; a certain type of hunger. He was wearing jeans and white button-up shirt that was currently unbuttoned and showing off his well-toned chest and abs that the sun diarch could not help but drool at.
He began to slowly saunter over to her like a predator cornering his prey. Celestia, in turn, started to bac
Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 6Daring Do was flying towards the nearest town, which to her understanding was known as Ponyville. She needed to report what she found to Celestia, but she first had to do something about that spike in her hand. The ram may have spared her, but the spike intruding her hand is not only painfully annoying but also deadly if left unchecked.Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 6 in General Fiction More Like This
Ironhide followed Applejack through the orchid.
"So, what exactly am I supposed to do?"
Applejack replied, "We just need to get all of these apples harvested before the end of the season."
"All of them?" He looked at the entire field.
"Yep. Luckily, Big Macintosh will be able to help us this year. Last year a tree branch fell on him and he wasn't able to help. Trust me, ya don't want to know what all happened then."
"Okay… Estimating the time it'll take to climb up there and-"
"Climb? That's not the way we do it here."
The weapon specialist looked at her confused. He knew that it would be difficult to pick the apples while climbing the trees, but
Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 2Bumblebee looked down at the little creatures. They appeared to have humanoid equine forms like he and the other Autobots had taken. They were also strangely colored. One was yellow with a red mane and a big red bow, dressed in a green t-shirt and overalls. The second was a white unicorn with a mane that was both purple and pink; that was weird. She was wearing a simple yellow sundress. The last one was orange with wings sticking out from her back; a Pegasus, he believed they were called. Her mane was purple and she wore a simple t-shirt and shorts. He had no idea how he was going to be able to communicate with her, given the fact that his only method of communication was through the radio; however, that was when he was a mechanical life form. Now that Bumblebee was a human-sized, anthropomorphic equine; that is no longer possible.Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 2 in General Fiction More Like This
"Bee, you can put the blaster away. I don't think these little ones can do us much harm," whispered his old friend, Wheeljack.
"So, who're ya'll?" asked the
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Disclaimer: Both franchises depicted in this story are owned by Hasbro.
On another note, this story was written in collaboration with Azure Dragon of the East. He actually came up with the idea as well as doing most of the writing. I just did a little outline work. Anyway, here is part one of the new three-fiction series. Hope you enjoy.
Act 1: Autobots and Ponies
Chicago, Illinois – 03:27p.m.
The once beautiful and industrious city of Chicago had been reduced to miles upon miles of burning wreckage and smoking human corpses. Its glistening towers had been blown full of holes, halves toppled over and/or utterly destroyed. The cause of this chaos, a faction of Autonomous Mechanical life forms hailing from the ruined world of Cybertron.
They call themselves Decepticons.
They had come to Earth as a result of civil war on their home world with another faction known as the Aut
Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 1Just a note for future reference: all characters in this story are anthro, and yes they do wear clothes. Now that I explained that, here's our first chapter into this epic saga.Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 1 in General Fiction More Like This
It was a beautiful night in the land of Equestria, made possible by Princess Luna. She smiled proudly as she molded the starry sky to her desires.
Her good mood was put on hold by a bright flash of light that nearly blinded her. When the light cleared, she saw several streaks dash across the sky. Some disappeared into the Everfree forest, most went far into the badlands west of Equestria and a single one disappeared into the northern area.
Luna looked in every direction the streaks went as a sense of foreboding grew within her.
"That cannot be good."
The world felt as if it was spinning as Optimus came around. His vision was blurry at first but it focused as senses returned, he found himself in a meadow. By the amount of sunlight, he guessed it was around midday. He looked around and noticed that everything was
Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 3A young purple Unicorn dressed in a blazer and skirt gazed all around her as she calmly walked through town. Her mane and tail was mostly purple with a pink stripe and a dark purple stripe running through it. In her hands was a rather good sized book. Her name was Twilight Sparkle, personal student of Princess Celestia herself.Equestria Transformed Act 1: Autobots and Ponies 3 in General Fiction More Like This
"It is such a beautiful day," she said, "The sun is bright and warm. The sky is clear. Today is just so perfect that absolutely nothing could possibly go…"
She was then knocked over by a small group running by.
She looked in the direction of those who pushed her went. From their attire, build, and features; she could tell they were an enemy they faced once in the past: the Diamond Dogs.
What bugged the Unicorn was why they were here? She got her answer when she heard a young filly's scream; one she knew.
She looked harder at the retreating canines and could make out a very familiar trio of fillies being held captive by the
Robopocalypse: CHAPTER 6Noland burst through the doors of the warehouse office, serving as the base of operations.Robopocalypse: CHAPTER 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Commander Havok sir, the neural interface is ready.”
Havok turned, reading a report he had just received from our scouts, “did you roll all the way up here to tell me that yourself?” then looking up he noticed that Noland, no longer confined to a wheelchair, was standing by the door grinning from ear to ear. “By Jove” he muttered, flabbergasted by the whole thing “so when you say it’s ready, you mean you’re actually using it!?”
“Yes sir! And PACs has finished uploading the fail safes into the units, so we should be ready to start moving people as soon as you give the order”
“Well you did so just in time, our scouts have reported robot movement in this direction. I have a team preparing to try and draw them off. Hopefully they are scouting they are and don’t know we’re here. Go inform the other egg heads to
Robopocalypse: CHAPTER 4Recording camera comes online with no audio, Noland can be seen rushing around the room, in the wheel chair, he is talking but the mic seems to have malfunction. He finally turns toward the screen and roll out of viewRobopocalypse: CHAPTER 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There! That fix it PACs?
Yes sir the mic is functioning normally now.
Well seems like I’ll have to start over. (Noland rolls back out toward the other computers and begins working on them, glancing over his shoulder occasionally while talking) I know Commander Havok has given me explicit orders not to record anything about the project, but we can’t just disappear like that and not leave any explanation. This is probably how that 16th century colony, Roanoke felt. Well I’m recording it and if it all works I can come back and hide it and if not, it won’t matter anyway!
Ok so early last year our group stumbled across an old warehouse facility that had a couple hundred personal droid models in it. At first we were going to destroy them an
Robopocalypse: CHAPTER 5Brandon was sitting on his bunk reading a book he had found in the last raid, it was old, from before the revolt if he remembered correctly. The Lord of the Rings, he had seen the movies when he was younger, all those nuts were right, he thought. The book was defiantly better. Private Barnes came back in from a raid, mumbled something intelligible and collapsed on to the bunk under Brandon. He remembered joining the resistance a few months back, it wasn't exactly easy but at least they stood a chance of surviving. This was everything and nothing like the apocalypse movies he had seen as a kid. Although he supposed everything was different once you actually experienced it. At least there was food. That was more than he could say for the shabby group he was with before they got split up. We had been found by a scout bot and everyone panicked and scattered, thankfully one of the resistance patrols foundRobopocalypse: CHAPTER 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Multiverse: New Generation Chapther one Chapter one. Part one.Multiverse: New Generation Chapther one in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A young redhead girl springs out of bed cheerfully and rushes to the window. She flings the window open and looks at the three flowers in her small planter box. She puts her hand over a yellow flower in the middle. Suddenly, its colour changes to a bright tomato red, the colour of her father’s hair. She smiles at the flower and closes the window. She runs over to her desk and grabs her slippers. She puts them on and stands idle for a few moments in front of her bed. It is her twelfth birthday today. It was twelve years ago that she was given life, but now she will finally be given her name.
Reader, what will be the name of this girl? Assuming you named her something ridiculously stupid like ‘flighty broad’ or something, the writer will name her. The name of this girl is Amber Roni. You attempt to be Amber but fail almost immediately. You cannot be Amber. This is not Homestuck.
Amber walks o
Chapter 2Using Amber for balance, the boy reached into a pocket on his patched up jacket. Not evenChapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
a second later, he pulled out a key -- dull, brass colored, not that out of the ordinary -- and stuck it in the lock on the door. A click and a turn, and the doors began sliding open slightly, but stopped very soon.
Amber attempts to push the door open the rest of the way with her foot.
It easily slides open, with a little jerk here and there. But not even a second of pushing and they're wide open.
Amber leads Verruckt through the doors and into his home.
The interior is a mess! Papers scattered about everywhere, notebooks lying on the floor, legos here and there... The only organization he has is his desk, barren save for an old typewritter, and a twin sized bed with a purple quilt on it, neatly made.
In the center of the room, however, was the grande centerpiece: a scale model of the city, complete with the domes, and models of what seem to be giant mechanical beings... the megadei.
75% of the family reunited*Meanwhile, back at Rogers place...Pepper attempts to signal Aradia with his telekinetic powers*75% of the family reunited in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*He fails and turns to Handmaind* I can't reach her...Think you might be able too?
*Handmaid tries to reach Aradia as well. She eventually gets a signal and connects to Aradia* I g0t it!
*Pepper* Way cool! Could you tell her to come here? I know she has some sort of teleporting machine.
*Handmaid* Yes... 0kay, I think she's c0ming in just a m0ment.
*Pepper* Okay! Soon we will have 75% of the family back together!
*Aradia appearifies, along with an appearifyer pad* hi!
*Pepper* Hallo! Guess what you are! ^u^
*Aradia* she just told me! we're siblings! this is so cool! *She hugs Pepper*
*Pepper* Yeah! *Pepper hugs her back*
*Handmaid* Hell0, daughter/descendant!
*Pepper smiles* We now have 75% of the family back together! Y'know Aradia, I always knew that we had some sort of connection
*Aradia* i always felt it too! and now that i know we're siblings, it's all just really cool!
New Generation Chapter 2Multiverse: New Generation Chapter 2.New Generation Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Meanwhile several feet under the shores of Lego Island, in the Phanta Sea…A tall young looking girl logs off of her computer. She got on so she could wish her friend Fosfor a happy birthday. She wonders what he got. She walks over to her closet and pulls out a blue and green two-piece bathing suit. She slips it on and walks out of her room, ignoring the slippers near her bed totally. The tall girl walks into a relatively large kitchen and dining room. Her father is sitting at the table eating breakfast and reading the islands local newspaper. She walks into the kitchen, ignoring her dad for now. She opens up the fridge and grabs the milk jug. She puts it on the counter and walks over to grab a glass. In a matter of 2 minutes and several boring lines, she has a fresh glass of milk. The tall girl walks back into the dining room and sits down near her father.
“Mornin’, dad.” She says taking a sip of her milk.
Dark Shadow---chapter 1Two crimson figures walk along the windswept landscape of a world lost in darkness. The taller of the two figures uses his fire sword to light the way for the pair. “Hey, Tenitrus are we going in the right direction?” the smaller of the two figures says, adjusting his mask. “You know, Nuru, I’m not really sure.” Tenitrus replies, glancing down at Nuru. “Oh, well that is reassuring…” Nuru replies. “I wonder if Toa Lupine will be mad at us if we are late getting back to the cave.” Tenitrus says lightly tapping the base of his mask with his left hand. Nuru nods his head. “You know better than any of the Toa or Matoran that she will be.” Tenitrus cocks his head. “Good point.” They continue walking and eventually they begin to see a small mountain range peeking over a small dune. “It is about time!” Nuru exclaims. “I thought we would never get back!” Tenitrus dims the firDark Shadow---chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Georgia on My Mind .Hetaila.Everyone was waiting for America... as usual. He was the only one that had yet to show up to the meeting. You think wanting to be the Hero of the story, he would try and show up on time more than every once and a while.Georgia on My Mind .Hetaila. in Fan Fiction More Like This
He's here, everyone soon figured, but had no clue why he was calling Russia's name.
"...Da?" Russia asked, eyebrow raised. He was standing while the others were seated, waiting for the meeting to begin.
Out of nowhere, America ran into the room, and with a yell rivaling those in the movie 300, he threw himself at Russia. Of course, being such a... large country, He didn't budge, and Alfred was left clinging to the other.
"What's wrong with you now, Git?" Arthur asked sourly, in a bad mood any time he had to see the other's face.
"Russia!" America yelled. "He's betrayed me! Ivan, I thought we were on the same side!"
"I'm afraid I don't know what you're talking about..." Ivan said with a smile. "But You clinging to me in such a way is slightly uncomfortable."
Hetalia Old Spice Parodies 1Rome:Hetalia Old Spice Parodies 1 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me, but if he started using Old Spice you could try and pretend he is me. Look down, look back up, where are you? You're on a deserted island with a German, a Japanese, an Austrian, and the country your country could be like. What's in your hand? Look up, I have it, a guitar to play that one song you love about Heaven and Hell. Look again, the Guitar is now hundreds of sparkles, showing off my manly body along with a spotlight, illuminating those sparkles even further. Anything is possible when you are the Roman Empire and not some other country. I'm on a boat.
Look at your man, now back to me, now back at ein man, now back to me. Sadly, he cannot slick his hair back like mine, but if he started using ein Old Spice, you could try and pretend he is me. Look down, back up, where are you? You're in the country your country could be like. What's in your hand? I have it. It's an oyster w
Hetalia Old Spice Parody 4Iceland : (As Requested by KellyIouri)Hetalia Old Spice Parody 4 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Iceland- Look at your man, now back at me, now back at your man, now back at me. Sadly, he isn't me. But if he used old spice, and get a puffin, you could pretend that he was me. Look down, back up, where are we? At my house, because I believe some tourism is long overdue. What's in your hand? Look up, I have it, It's a puffin cereal. It is very good, I hear. Look again, it's a real puffin, my puffin, Mr. Puffin. Anything is possible when you're Iceland and not some other country. I will not call Norway Onii-san.
Denmark: (As Resquested by KellyIouri)
Denmark: Hej Ladies~! Look at your man, now back at me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me. Maybe if he got some Old Spice, wild blond hair, awesome blue eyes, and a show-stopping, paralyzing grin, you could pretend he was me. Look down, look back up, where are you? At the bar with the man your man could only wish he was, and with his best friend ever, Norway. What's in your h
Una Navidad con Naruto. Capitulo 2Una Navidad con Naruto. Capitulo 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Siempre pensé que mi primo era muy sobre protector conmigo, pero jamás imaginé que tanto así. El día del sorteo, luego de que comprara la lana y los palillos, futuros regalos navideños para Naruto, me encontré con él. Ahí estaba en la esquina de la cuadra, detrás de un poste de luz, esperándome. No supe cuánto tiempo estuvo ahí parado, vigilándome u observándome, pero algo me dio mala espina, algo no andaba bien.
-Hinata ¿Qué hacías a estas horas por aquí? No deberías tomarte tu tiempo en un lugar donde estás lejos de casa, Hinata-sama. Su vida puede correr peligro, y el señor Hiashi-sama no me perdonará si algo te ocurre ¿No es así? Consultó enfadado con los ojos encendido de fuego, y con la mirada fría, apoyado sobre el poste de luz y con los brazos cruzados.
-Lo siento muchísimo, Neji-sama. Yo
Una Navidad con Naruto. Capitulo 1Una Navidad con Naruto. Capitulo 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Una navidad con Naruto.
Jamás pensé que desde que lo conocí me haría su amiga, una de sus mejores amigas, aunque quisiera que fuera más que eso. A veces pienso que quizás no sea la persona que él está esperando, pero al menos lo intentaré, pero el problema es ése. Nunca tuve la demasiada confianza en mi misma para darle la cara a mis sentimientos hacia él, y mucho menos para que lo supiera, soy muy tímida y una tonta que no sabe aprovecharlo.
El día en que lo conocí lo recuerdo como si hubiera sido ayer, la lluvia caía intensamente como si una terrible guerra se desatara desde el cielo, y aunque eso era cierto yo era la que peor la estaba pasando. El diluvio había inundado todas las calles de tierra y era casi imposible pasar entre ellas, si pisaba algo mal o algo por el estilo era más que seguro que me caería me embarraría y mi ropa se ensuciaría, deb
Una navidad con Naruto. Capitulo finalUna navidad con Naruto. Capitulo final in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Capítulo V (Final)
Las luces de navidad titilaban pausadamente adornando el gran árbol de navidad que se encontraba en la plaza central de Konoha. La verdadera navidad estaba a la vuelta de la esquina, faltaban tan solo una hora para que las agujas del reloj marcaran las doce de la noche. Habíamos finalizado la hora de la cena, cuando ambas parejas salimos del restaurante donde habíamos ingresado una hora y media atrás, nos habíamos quedado un buen tiempo, ya que luego de comer pedimos el postre y comenzamos a hablar de diversas anécdotas, vivencias etcétera, hasta que finalmente concluimos con una pequeña taza de café.
Con el estómago lleno nos dirigimos hacia la plaza central, donde una hora después debíamos encontrarnos con las demás parejas, caminamos juntos, Sasuke tomando de la mano a Sakura, y yo a la par de Naruto, mientras que él intentaba tímidamente tomarme de la mano, como lo hacia fácil
TTNG2: Alliance Chpt 4Trees all around, drenched from the pouring rain. Darkness consuming the area, not showing a sense of happiness of some sort.TTNG2: Alliance Chpt 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The green pyromencer was on his hands and knees, tears streaming down while the rain drops were mixed in.
" I can't take this anymore, everything that I've done 'till now....shit."
He clenches the ground and the mud pools in his hands while he clenched his eyes so tight, they could rip.
"...all because that I couldn't control myself and now look what that's brought meh...maybe I deserved this, all of the pain I've caused."
Out of the shadows, a figure wearing a light blue 2 piece dress walks towards him carrying an umbrella. She pauses infront of Ferio, cocks her head to the side, and then kneels down in front of him.
"Something troubling you?"
"Heh...you can say that." He replied while not looking up as he closed in eyes in shame.
The mysterious woman made a puzzled look on her face but then sets her umbrella down, covering the both of them, and sits next to
TTNG: Alliance chpt 5.2TTNG: Alliance chpt 5.2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Following Ferio's call, all the titans plus Tito attacked head on. The girls reacted by dodging their attacks but barely.
"Quick give the baby to me!" Boulder instructed Violet Ray as she quickly carefully handed in the baby into Boulder's arms. "You and Hammer just try to hold them off while I'll stash him somewhere!"
"Got it!" Violet replied as she stopped the attacks by creating tentacle-like rope of her energy source where her arms are and dismantled them.
Meanwhile, Boulder made a dash for it carrying the baby while turning herself into her metal form to pick up a faster pace. Ferio notices her running down to another area of the factory and motions Tito to come with him as they both flew off to follow her track.
Violet Ray managed to disable Team B's attacks a few times but immediately was caught off guard as one of Sparrow's gadgets hit Violet, setting them off and causing a minor explosion which had Violet being thrown off from the ground. She lands on her back with a gasp rupt
TTNG: Alliance chpt 5.1TTNG: Alliance chpt 5.1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It had been almost an hour since the kidnaping ordeal. Gear had been working with Backpack non-stop to pinpoint Ebon's location. Static was right by his side but his mind was distracted by his hatred towards Ebon. The gang had been treated in the E.R. for their wounds from their battle with the bang babies though they were still pretty peeved from their defeat. After being informed with the kidnaping, it took awhile for the others to help Janet to calm down. She had been an emotional wreck and it wasn't good for her due to her condition. Giselle and Static attempted to comfort her and it seemed to work but Janet was still fighting back tears.
Tito tried to comfort Janet as well but felt that Giselle and Static knew what to do though it pains him to see her hurt like that.
Sparrow looked over to her right side while sitting on one of the E.R. beds. From a distant, She could see Ferio leaning back against a wall in an empty dark hallway. He separated from the group considering he couldn'
Ears"Ma, are you sure that you and Da can handle both Jaspert and Deryn for the weekend?" Artemis asked her over the phone. "We can always drop him off with Soph"Ears in Profiles More Like This
"Now you listen here Artemis Ferdinand Sharp-Chotek, your Da and I raised all three of you perfectly adequately!" She scorned him over the phone, wagging her finger at the invisible apparition of her son. "I think we can handle our grandkids for one measly weekend!" She shoved the phone back on its jack, wanting to have the final word as always. Deryn was so mad at her son for thinking that she and Alek couldn't take care of Deryn Jr. and Jaspert! As if they hadn't done a good job with their own children!
"LIEBE!" She heard Alek yell from the kitchen. She was in the next barking room! Why couldn't he just talk like a normal person?
"WHAT?" Deryn yelled back. Alek poked his head out of the kitchen doorway, his graying hair falling over his eyes and covering his once large ears. He had grown into them quite nicely.
Stay With Me"You dummkopf." Deryn muttered at Alek's limp form on the mortician's table. She had taken an airship and a train into Vienna that same day, but the grief hadn't hit her until she had seen Alek's lifeless face. It had seemed unreal. Not tangible unless she saw some sort of proof to confirm what she didn't want to believe.Stay With Me in Profiles More Like This
But it was true, and Alek's body lay on the uncomforting metal table, his head elevated slightly by a block. His face was already pale and his lips were blue from the chill of the cold room.
She struggled to remember the last time that she had kisses those lips, and what it had felt like. She couldn't remember if it had been a passionate, bloodthirsty or if it had been slow, and spontaneous. She pulled the sleeves of her jacket closer to her hands, trying to get them to cover her bare wrists. The cold had already started nipping at Deryn's cheeks and her exposed fingertips. There was no awful smell of death and decay in the room, just the faint scent of anti-bacterial
Here We Go AgainHe had always expected that he would die first. He supposed that that's what he wanted, but life had a way of not letting him get what he wanted.Here We Go Again in Profiles More Like This
Most days, it was bearable. The loss. Some days, he couldn't even get out of bed, because she wasn't there to share the morning with him. Then, there were days like that one.
Alek stepped out of the cab that he had taken to his son's house. Artemis stood at the door, awaiting his arrival. He took Alek's jacket and gave his father his arm for support as they slowly walked along the cobblestone path.
"Sorry that Julia isn't here to greet you right now, Da. She had to go pick up Jaspert from football practice." He said as he hung up his father's tweed jacket onto the coat rack. He sighed heavily. "I have no idea where Deryn's disappeared to."
Alek smiled, his green eyes had never quite lost their soft twinkle. "I'll go outside to look for her." He offered. Artemis seemed at a loss, but nevertheless, he nodded, letting his father have that one si
Naruko uzumaki - Chapter 5Naruko uzumaki - Chapter 5 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After 2 hours of waiting I had this bad feeling like Naruko is not going to wake up
I wanted to hear her voice at least one more time ...
"Kakashi-sensei Naruko is going to wake up right?" Said Naruto
"Don't worry Naruto, just be patient" Kakashi Answered
(Come on Naruko wake up I can't stand seeing you like this) In Sasuke's Thoughts
Then I saw Naruko's peaceful face
"Naruko .." Said Naruto
(I can't move .. what is this sound, I'ts like the hospital ..) In Naruko Thoughts
Then I opened my eyes and look at my right side when I saw Naruto, Sasuke and a white haired man
"NARUKO yay!! you finally woke up" Said Naruto while hugging me
"Naruto I can't breath .." Said Naruko
"You idiot!! let her, you are hurting her" Sasuke yelled at Naruto
"Sorry Naruko but I was happy hehe" Naruto Replied
"So you guys are ok?" I Asked
"They are fine Naruko" The white haired man Replied
"And who are you?"
"Naruko he helped us" Said Sasuke
"Yes he is Kakashi-sensei" Said Naruto
Naruko Uzumaki - Chapter 2Naruko Uzumaki - Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Next day at the academy
"Now we will start the test so take a deep breath and stay focused you have a full
Hour to finish it" Said Iruka
Then Iruka sensei gave the whole class the test papers
"Good Luck .. and now start" Said Iruka
After an hour
"That was a piece of cake" Said Sakura while heading to Sasuke, "How did you do in the test Sasuke-Kun?"
Then I saw Sasuke lift his head while looking at Sakura with an annoyed face
"It's none of your business Sakura" Said Sasuke
"I answered all the questions believe it !!!" Naruto Yelled
"You look happy brother" I Said
"That's true , and its because I always sleep and fail but now I'm closer to be the next Hokage" Said Naruto
I was smiling to my cheerful brother then I sat again next to Sasuke
As I was looking at Naruko's smiley face (Do I like her? This cant be …) In Sasuke's Thought's
"Hmm? Is there something wrong Sasuke?" Said Naruko
"N-no what makes you say that?" I Replied
"Oh never mind hehe" Said Naru
Naruko Uzumaki - Chapter 1Naruko Uzumaki - Chapter 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So it was a normal day in Konoha's academy
When Iruka sensei was questioning the class as usual the classroom door was opened by someone … A girl came out and I was shocked when I saw her , the reason is that she looked like me .. She had blue eyes and long blond hair, she put her hair in two ponytails which looks cute on her.
"Is this um... Iruka's class?" The Blond Girl Asked
"Yes … so you are the new girl aren't you?" Said Iruka
"Yes I am" The Blond Girl replied
"Then please come in and introduce yourself" Said Iruka
"Okay, My name is Naruko Uzumaki and I'm 13 years old" Said Naruko
Then all the class looked at me and then back to Naruko .. I can understand why
"Wait how she can be an Uzumaki?! I'm the only Uzumaki here Believe it!!" Said Naruto
"I think you should calm down a little bit Naruto" Said …
"Hmm? Oh hey old man" Said Naruto
"Welcome Mr. Hokage, is there something wrong?" Said Iruka
"The new student .." Said The Hokage
"What about her?"
ATandT represses the poorToday I found out something that really pissed me off. AT&T has a monopoly hold on rural areas and will prevent any chance of upward economic movement. We got charged more for internet than what we were promised so we tried to call for a new bundle package and found a good deal in DirectTv. But when we gave our address, they told us that AT&T has us locked into a monopoly that cannot even get a basic bundle package where we are. This is just the perfect example of Corporate America's repression on the poor and keeping them where they are at in life. It is a given that in this day and age you need electronic infastructure and such to get yourself in a position to try and make something better of yourself. Practices like this one only keep one down and can never make something of themselves. So next time I hear a politican complain about welfare, why not give us rural poor a chance to make something of ourselves and kill practices like AT&T has on rural Americans everywhere! Do not use AATandT represses the poor in Editorial More Like This
A letter to those....Dear Fox News and all other people suspicious of Occupy Wall Street:A letter to those.... in Academic Essays More Like This
Okay, I see you have genuine concerns about the Occupy Wall Street Movement and I feel as a girl who identifies with the young who have been screwed over, I need to give you the low down on what it is we stand for, since you seem so confused.
We do not want handouts. Unlike the big banks that cry for handouts when they fail to do their homework. All we want is a fair chance to go for the American dream. You see, we are not stupid or naïve or anything like that, even though you like to make us out like that. We are the ones you brought up to go to college get a good job and make a good life for ourselves. You left out some of the details you say we don't know. We don't automatically expect a job to be handed to us as soon as we leave college. We understand that we won't be paid 100K right out the door unless we are one of the brainless celebrities you think we idolize. We don't want to make the world yo
My thoughts on ways to save money for the budget.Abortion and contraceptives can help reduce the deficit?My thoughts on ways to save money for the budget. in Editorial More Like This
An opinion essay by PurplePhoneixStar.
America is in a deficit and we need to cut our spending on all fronts, we all know that. I support entitlement reform to make sure that everyone who needs it can get it and those who are faking because they are too lazy to work or they want narcotics for free. Looking at things from a logical cost cutting standpoint, you would think we would want to discourage people from having kids that can't afford it. Contraceptives and even abortions are cheaper than supporting a mother and child for years on a welfare program. The standard pill only costs about 15 dollars a month and condoms are around 3 dollars for a pack of 3. Say these methods fail, the average cost of an abortion ranges from 300-600 dollars. Until week 20, there is nothing any doctor could do to save the baby if it were born then anyway, so why would an abortion be murder if the baby were born and it would die