maybe that's what love isthere are empty sheetsmaybe that's what love is in Free Verse More Like This
sprawled like a linen corpse
who's been given an autopsy--
and it's sprawled across the floor,
arms and legs bent and askew across
the hardwood floor.
i'm thinking of you as the spiderwebs
in the living room are glistening with
fresh dew from the remaining days of
but no one inhabits them anymore, they've
been left alone and deserted like you left me
the flies are gasping and buzzing with ecstasy,
they have been spared.
he's got me
missing his dark eyes and the feel of his unshaven
face against my cheek and the rattling of my bones
when he speaks.
tonight instead i'll be lain across the bed like those
empty sheets you forgot to wash before
i'll be tossing and turning, rethinking and my brain will
be pulsing and i'll be uttering under my warm breath that
i'm just a girl who trembles under the chilly
night sky and has the ambition of a
do i really deserve to be
and i still can't stop
brokenyou're a green-eyedbroken in Free Verse More Like This
black cat with galactic fire
in your devouring heart,
(consuming me like lapping
and your claws are drawn like
last night's curtains after you
detroit was welcoming but not
like your veiny spiderweb
but i still didn't hear the three-letter
phrase that i wanted from you.
that stupid, fucking phrase was all i wanted to
hear and you could've uttered it,
you could've uttered it.
the moon was full tonight and i like
to think it waned just for me,
and i also like to think that your pale
eyes are counting the trillions of stars
waiting to wrap me in your
anorexia nervosaher collarbones stretched to theanorexia nervosa in Free Verse More Like This
moon and back;
heavy threaded brows and fading pupils;
( she was exhausted more than
anything, and her body was
becoming a lopsided mirror of her
withering mind. )
her hands were dissolving that monday
into mother earth's light globe;
she was liquifying-- cold as lake eerie
and as deserted too;
(that would explain why she spent so much
time counting stars and humming
and soon she would live up to the term
her eyes belonged to;
she was becoming the enormous entirety that was
her ocean eyes.
her hair had entangled stranded planets and they were
screaming for help
( anybody… out...there...) ,
i guess it was easy to assume that she
was as scared as the rest of
hushhe asked mehush in Free Verse More Like This
if i wanted to become
small enough to fit through
the cracks in the leaking wall,
and i closed my eyes and let the water
he also asked me if i saw
what they saw in the mirror,
( "i'm sorry, you see,
she has her palms grasped tight
over my eyes and i can't
see a goddamned
"what do you mean by
she was never kind enough
to show me her face,
(nor is she kind, she's a vicious
and sneaky plague,
wrapping me around her finger
as she sees me with watchdog eyes toss
and turn in my sleep.)
she's hidden in the i don't need
help's and the
i'm just not hungry
like i used to be's.
and she's an unwanted
corpse underneath my bed like
the teenage boogeyman.
it's time i looked underneath
my bed and sung her a
because even monsters can
with the softest
lack of beliefhe said to me,lack of belief in Free Verse More Like This
"look, kid, you're going to go
and i held my breath and bit my tongue,
waiting for the stillness of my words
to answer the question for
it isn't enough to love someone
when they're gone and rusting,
because that's like leaving a soul
unanswered; and god,
why would you be so selfish?
the cat leaps from the couch and
smirks at me,
muttering with his glimmering eyes.
"you lovesick fool."
his mask droops.
god of the nighttime, confidence leaksshe latches the windowgod of the nighttime, confidence leaks in Free Verse More Like This
tight with a solid grip,
isn't even real, but she's a
superstitious girl, yet
not even black cats
notice the cracks in her
clicking like her chattering
teeth when the full moon
she's grimacing now,
face horizontal and legs
(soft winged butterflies with
moveable hips, she longs to
fly, fly, fly.)
she left her bible at home,
the cross is probably
dusty as a newborn summer
"i'm praying to the moon now,
it's the only thing
i know is real."
her god has craters on
its soul, but you should see
how magnificent it looks
floating, amongst the stars, knowing it has
somewhere to belong.
i really wish you could
stay here with me until
the sun comes up again,
because by god,
i miss you even
marigolds and weeping willowsthere are marigolds floating in hermarigolds and weeping willows in Free Verse More Like This
yellow with edges battered,
beating red hearts spluttering for
and his double-knotted shoelace
arms are wrapped around her rugged
hipbones, as he places a finger to her
yellow-and-blue bruise and presses--
she gasps and feels like her blood pressure
is clogged and drained; her cheeks are now
the weeping willow outside is shedding its
leaves like a damp blanket,
it sheds tears
quickly and without doubt.
she wants to crawl into the tree and
whisper for its salvation
so with trembling hands
while he sleeps, eyes shut, eyes
woven through and through and stitched
she places barefoot and naked feet on the outside
runs and runs and runs
with the wind's lips kissing her face and smoothly
welcome, honey, i missed you so.
i'm relieved you're home with
la lunasurely somedayla luna in Free Verse More Like This
he'll see the pale moon and all of
its inhabiting craters
and realize that his first love was
as rigid and blemished as
more often than not i wake up at
2am, 3am, 4am,
when the moon is stretching its
limbs for hibernation
and find my pupils being lifted;
searching for something that is
maybe we can go back to middle
school and rifle through the lost
and found, heaving our too-heavy backpacks on
the truth is you're grown up and next year
you'll be gone;
and i'll be here-
see? the moon isn't so unlike me after all,
we're both lonely without our morning sun.
sewing isn't that easyyour seams are splittingsewing isn't that easy in Free Verse More Like This
and i tried to patch you up
( little did i know you weren't a
patchwork blanket )
with my sewing needle but
you couldn't stand still--
your pulse kept beating like an
african drum between
instead of that blunt you were
smoking you should've smoked
my trembling hands instead;
maybe then the TLC would've spread
through your corrupted brain cells
or maybe it was my fault that you
didn't ache for my touch.
crumbledshe had strawberry blonde hair and short bangs that framed her face, and i loved her more than i loved the creamy craters of the moon.crumbled in Short Stories More Like This
i wondered what it was like to have someone love you back and to have them grasp your hand when they were at their weakest and when air filled their lungs to the point where they were spluttering and gasping for help.
her name was may and she was intoxicating, she was my galaxy of reptilian stars and she was above all my best friend. but she didn’t love me back.
i remember her lying beside me and putting her hands over my ears, and i watched her lips move and sparkle like a hidden diamond that i hadn’t seen before, and i was the desperate miner that was aching for more.
she had called me that night when the curtains in my room were blowing and dancing, and she had told me about someone named david. and i could feel her heartbeat and her immediate love for someone else, and i could feel myself withering and becoming more fragile than i ever w
AtAInterview transcriptAtAInterview transcript in Articles & Interviews More Like This
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long as it's
on his terms
and i've a
if i just play
by the rules
.tiny heart drumming. in Free Verse More Like This
in your chest, i can
red gravy pumping
in your veins, i can
you are such a fresh
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in fire; for the amber tongues
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.he told me prayers. in Free Verse More Like This
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work of the devil; you'll have
black orbs for eyes and a tongue
as sharp as your fathers
and i hope you will not feel a thing
when they pull back your blankets
and carry you out, when they leave
me with nothing but creases
What Are the Odds? (You're a Lucky Boy)What Are the Odds? (You're a Lucky Boy) in Sci-Fi More Like This
Aira-ty walked down the sanitized corridor on the Kaminioan city, looking out at the wind driven rain as it buffeted Tipoca City. She hated this planet. It rained too much, like it was always crying. Still, as a place to raise her son Boba with Jango it wasn't too bad...and they never lacked for anything, save perhaps friends for Boba...not that Jango seemed to feel that Boba needed them. He was so intent on their son's training that Aira-ty sometimes felt that Jango forgot that Boba was her child too. Looking back from the endless rain she turned her attention back to the corridor as she came around a corner. She frowned and stopped, her sensitive ears picking up what sounded like the sniffles of a child.
Was that Boba? Her eyes narrowed as she followed the sound. If one of the Cuy'val Dar had hurt her son again she was going to thrash the responsible party within a millimeter of their life! She'd promised Jango she wouldn't kill any of his hundred man team while here, but that didn't
SW: A Feud is BornAira-ty Nokta stepped out of the bridge turbolift and approached the massive cloaked figure whose back was to her as he gazed out at the stars.SW: A Feud is Born in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“It's done my Lord.” she said courteously, ever careful of Skywalker's temper.
The cybernetic dark jedi turned his deathly mask towards her, his voice an electronic crackle that sent shivers down Aira-ty's spine.
“You are lying Commandant.”
Aira-ty tensed but remained where she was, her helmet under her arm as she starred back at the black voids.
“I executed my mission sir.”
“You let the jedi go.” Skywalker snarled, coming towards her.
Aira-ty remained where she was, staring at Vader's chest defiantly.
“There were no jedi down there Skywalker, just some renegades.”
She remembered the look on Dio's face as she'd let him and his small band of rebels go. After what had just happened to Guo-Jia...it seemed the least she could do for him...and technically she was right, Dio had never been m
SW: Kaira, Dreams at DawnKahan stirred restlessly from his slumber, shifting to look down at Aira-ty as she slept against his bared chest. Her long green hair lay across his skin like a thin veil, brushing against him with a ghostly touch that set his skin tingling as unbidden memories of the night's escapades came to mind. He licked his lips and looked over at the chiming com panel, reaching out and smacking the audio only option.SW: Kaira, Dreams at Dawn in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“What is it?”
“I'm sorry to distract you Master,” Leroi said apologetically. “I know you and Mistress Nokta are taking time to recuperate from the past week's excitement but we are being hailed.”
“By who?” Kahan asked as Aira-ty opened her eyes and looked up at him sleepily, nuzzling up against his chin and kissing his neck tenderly.
“She identifies herself as Master Potkin and she wishes to speak with you...in person.”
Kahan felt Aira-ty stiffen as she sat upright and glared at the com panel, her golden eyes narrowing.
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 6SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
“Can't you just shield us again?” Aira-ty asked in annoyance.
“I could, but there is no guarantee that we wouldn't bump into one of them and thus give away our position.” Kahan turned to look at her. “I do not know about you Commander, but I am in no mood to find myself exposed in the midst of the enemy army.”
“What about Skywalker and Hanabi?” Aira-ty asked. “We haven't seen them at all.”
“They are nearby.” Kahan replied, looking back at the assembled droids below. “I have ordered them to hold position for the time being until such time as we can make a difference.”
Aira-ty scowled. This was something she had never been any good at. Sitting and waiting. They were hidden away in the upper stories of an apartment block overlooking one of the main avenues of the city. A direct path to the government center where the Republic forces were stationed...though....
Star Wars: Kaira Jedi AU pt. 1(?) The Dark Woman gave Kahan a sidelong glance as they walked through the Jedi Temple. He'd grown in the six years he'd apprenticed with her, standing just taller than her now. If the glances he was getting from the other young men and women in the Temple were any indication he'd grown in other ways as well...though those could be due to his unorthodox appearance. The black jumpsuit certainly was not the traditional attire of a padawan nor was the long braid that reached his waist traditional by any application of the word.Star Wars: Kaira Jedi AU pt. 1(?) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Of course their appearance had caused such a stir by now that she was certain that as they approached the turbolifts that would carry them up to the Council chambers that they'd already have fair warning that she was coming and with a strange young man who appeared to be her padawan no less. They'd be thrilled. They didn't exactly trust her or her methods...though that was not without reason. A few members of the Council over the years had even suggested that she
SW: BelovedJaeriel looked up from her place lying on her bunk in the small cabin she had aboard the Axiom as her door chime sounded.SW: Beloved in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Come in,” she called.
The door hissed open to reveal a sheepish Orchid, the blue skinned chiss girl shifted nervously, diverting her red eyes from Jaeriel's own dark blue.
“Jae, sorry to bother you.” Orchid said shiftily. “But my refresher is busted...can I use yours?”
Jaeriel smiled and nodded as she sat up. “Go right ahead, you don't have to ask something like that Orchid.”
Orchid nodded, coming into the tiny cabin as the door closed behind her as she reached up and pulled her shirt off, blushing under Jaeriel's intent gaze. Jaeriel sensed the other girl's discomfort and quickly looked away from her disrobing.
“Yeah,” Jaeriel replied.
“Do...do you really want to do this?”
Jaeriel frowned, turning to look at Orchid's back as she stood in front of the refresher door.
SW: Desperate FlightAlliance Rendezvous Point at Sullust, aboard the MonCal Cruiser LibertySW: Desperate Flight in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Orchid stepped into the hustle and bustle of the Liberty's hangar. It was a crash of noise and commotion filled with sparking lights and foul smells as the starfighters were readied for combat. She didn't know what was going on exactly—no one would tell her anything—but she understood that a battle was going to be fought. She'd seen this too many times before, more times than any fourteen year old should have. She made her way uncertainly through the bustling maintenance crews and droids, walking past X-wings, A-wings and Y-wings as their crew's loaded ordnance, checked weapons and fueled the craft.
She was looking for two fighters in particular. She spied one of them easily enough, the Ace in the Hole's distinctive paint job of white with black and red checkering set it apart from the other A-wings in the hangar. Besides it she spied another A-wing being painted gold and white with a red emblem emblazo
SWtCW: The Gathering Shadows pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: The Gathering Shadows pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: The Gathering Shadows
With the Clone Wars settling into a lethal deadlock, Count Dooku summons his senior military commanders to a secret meeting to finalize the plans for Operation Skyfall, but amidst the shadows lurks intrigue as jealousies and fears are played out and acted upon. It is a time when the young Conradin Hadranus must face the realities of the side he has chosen to fight on and come to terms with those who he would call allies even as they plot against him and seek his favored position under the watchful eyes of Count Dooku.
Meanwhile on Coruscant as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine orchestrates and plans the Republic's war effort he finds himself beset by a specter from his past who has returned to reclaim what he sees as his rightful place in the galaxy and he is not alone nor is he willing to accept that the times have changed and he is no longer necessary....
Surface of Cato Neimoidia, Nute Gunray's
Star Wars: Conflicting EmotionsAs the last of the armored figures collapsed in a heap, Kahan stood up and extinguished his sabers as he examined their adversaries.Star Wars: Conflicting Emotions in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Aira-ty twitched and looked over at him in annoyance.
“These aren't Mandalorians.”
He blinked and turned to regard her placidly. “They're wearing the armor.”
“That doesn't mean anything!” she snapped angrily. “They're not Mando'ade!” she spat. “They're Death Watch!”
“You'll have to forgive me if I don't perceive the difference.” Kahan replied thoughtfully.
If not for the inquisitive gaze of his pale blue eyes Aira-ty might have attacked him right then and there. As it was, she took a deep breath and tried to calm herself as she explained.
“It's the same difference as Jedi and Sith. Outsiders might not see the differences but they're there...and they're pronounced.”
Kahan considered for a moment before shrugging. “I will have to be more cog
Star Wars: Future Mind GamesThe last of the Stormtroopers fell to the ground, leaving Aira-ty and Kahan standing alone amidst the white shelled bodies.Star Wars: Future Mind Games in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Aira-ty trembled slightly within her own armor. “I just...” she took a deep breath. “Kahan I just—“
“Don't.” her husband said quietly, turning to her. “Don't think that.”
She grimaced and glared at him from behind her helmet. “You're in my head again.”
He smirked at her, despite the fact that he wore his own set of beskar'gam, he'd declined a helmet. He wore the rest of the regalia though, done in a olive drab with teal slashes running down from the shoulders of his armor. And in all honesty...she loved seeing his face even if she wished he'd wear a helmet.
“Always.” he replied simply.
Aira-ty's face flushed and she looked away from him in annoyance, doing what he suggested and forcing the thought from her mind. She couldn't think like that. These men were no longer Jango's legacy...they
Whilst Life Is AboutWe all need silence,Whilst Life Is About in Free Verse More Like This
Alot of us crave it,
But those who crave it,
Will never be truly fulfilled.
Silence is something we all talk about at one time or another,
Something that doesn't exist.
For nothing is ever truly silent.
A noise is always leaked.
We live in a world where silence has been diminished.
Life has taken over.
Those who wish for complete silence
Are those who wish all to be dead.
So next time your teachers shushes you,
Or your mother shouts for silence,
Or your brother hits you to be quiet whilst playing a game,
Instead of saying sorry.
And shutting your mouth,
Silence is death,
It means you show no life,
And if you are silent forever,
It means you never lived.
Noise and shouts,
Is what life is about,
To stand up
And speak up for what you believe in.
If you have been silent,
For any day of your life,
Than you have left no imprint or memory upon this earth.
You have wasted your one good chance,
To make a difference.
Silence will never,
One DayI don't want to fall,One Day in Free Verse More Like This
Unless i am falling for you,
Cos fallings painful at times,
But when its with you,
Your my cushion to save me from hurt.
Its hard to picture,
Your not next to me,
Is it too late to try,
I'm still stuck,
In that time....
Where are those plans?
That future we pictured for two?
Its hard to picture,
You not next to me.
One more stupid love song,
And i swear i will end the world,
Is it too hard to ask,
Not too feel pain for one day?
Don't expect me to be okay,
Just like i dont expect you to care,
Is our fairy tale over all ready?
Where is our happy ever after?
Remember this message,
Cos this is what i live by now,
Since i met you.
My message is,
If it's too good to be true,
It probably is.
Game OverThe rain is falling,Game Over in Free Verse More Like This
My tears are pouring,
As i write this final dictation,
I guess you never knew,
I guess you never saw,
How miserable i was inside.
The pain i felt,
The smiles i faked,
I guess life is one big game.
Is flashing on the screen,
I'll be fading away,
All too soon.
I have no more lives saved up,
There are no cheat codes to type,
No restart button,
When it comes to this life.
I messed up,
And i am sorry,
For any pain i have caused you,
And any sorrow.
This is my final goodbye,
This is my game over,
I'm floating away,
And nothing stop me.
Even Heaven Is Hell Without YouWhere ever you are,Even Heaven Is Hell Without You in Free Verse More Like This
Be it on this world,
Or one afar,
Is where i want to be.
Be it in a dumpster in New Orleans,
Or the Garden of Eden,
Aslong as you are in my arms,
I am so happy i could dance with glee.
I'd follow you,
Where ever you want to go,
I'll be by your side,
No matter what you do.
I could be in the slumbs hanging,
Or in the White House dining,
But as long as you are there,
Its my paradise.
I guess what i am trying to say darling,
Is that even,
Heaven is Hell,
Happy MemoriesDo you remember that time,Happy Memories in Free Verse More Like This
Way back when,
We would smile at the sight of each other,
And laugh in the sunshine?
Do you remember that day,
Sat in the middle of a city,
Yet we were completely alone,
Sat in our corner?
Where you bullied me for a while,
Used me as target practice,
Pinged elastic bobbles at me,
Laughing at my squeaks.
Remember the day,
That it poured with rain,
And i stuck my head under a waterfall?
Though you told me not too...
Then you hugged me when i realised,
That you were right,
And I was cold.
Do you remember the time,
We sat shivering under a ledge,
Till the rain stopped.
The ledge where you flipped your coin,
To find out if you were mine,
Or I yours?
Then those two people,
Came and sat near by,
They ruined the moment,
They couldn't ruin us.
Do you remember running around the parking lot of Afflecks?
Running away from the security guards?
We found a quiet place,
And you held me close,
Like you truly cared,
And I honestly couldn't have been happier.
My Angel Or My Devil?Are you my AngelMy Angel Or My Devil? in Free Verse More Like This
Or are you my Devil?
You hurt me so bad,
Yet you make me smile so much.
These wounds you cause me,
Are laced with honey.
How can you be my poison,
And my medicine?
Your words are sweet,
So light and kind,
Like bubbles in sunlight,
Rays of rainbows bouncing off.
Yet your eyes are as hard as stone,
And as cold as ice.
Your body language,
Like that of a stranger.
Your cryptic words,
Your hushed sentences,
Behind closed words.
What to do?
Do i believe in the dark in you,
Or the light.
I have to ask.
Are you my,
Angel or my Devil?
For One PersonI can't lose you,For One Person in Free Verse More Like This
Not like this.
My love for you,
Is an endless aching need.
I miss you.
I need you.
My tears flow,
My heart aches.
Why must you go....
Why must it hurt so,
Why must you ignore me?
I miss you with all my being.
I do not care,
How lowly or weak,
I may seem.
I need you like the grass needs the sun,
I need you like the rose needs the water.
Your silly jokes,
Your polite insults,
Your funny little names for yourself.
The way you would never,
Let me put myself down.
The way you will say howdy,
Then talk away the hours with me,
The sweet little scenarios you would make up,
Of us sat together,
It may be a different place,
But you always pictured us,
I miss you.
I know people have said,
What must be a million times before now,
'I've never felt this way before!'
And the other to know,
They are lying through their teeth.
But as I say it,
I know its true,
I love you.
I Love To HateI love to hate.I Love To Hate in Free Verse More Like This
I hate to love.
They say that the world spins,
On that lovey dovey feeling,
Well, i agree.
We all love to hate.
The feeling when i trip over,
The feeling when i make,
That person cry.
Oh, how i would hate to live without it.
Hate loves me,
The feelings mutual.
I hate you all,
The feeling i get when I see you,
Oh my god,
Its like I'm in heaven.
I love to hate.
I hate to love.
Already DidThey say,Already Did in Free Verse More Like This
When they see my my sad look,
To cheer up,
It might never happen.
At which point,
I have to look at them,
Smile such a sad, little smile,
"It already has..."
They stare at me surprised,
And see the pain in my face.
What could have happened?
What have they stumbled upon?
The pain in my eyes,
Paints clearly the strife i am in,
Because this thing that might never happen,
NumbI can't function.Numb in Free Verse More Like This
I feel numb.
All my body is doing is crying.
Why does it hurt so much?
Why do i wish i had a blade in one hand,
And blood spilling out of the other?
How could one person,
Make me feel so much pain.
How can the guy,
Who i was supposed to,
Ask advice off of,
With out even a second glance.
Jak 2: FreakMutant.Jak 2: Freak in Fan Fiction More Like This
They're all just words. But they hurt. Time seems to slow, and they're all you can hear. They echo in your ears, dragging you under the surface, drowning you. You can't find your way back to shore.
But you can't stop hearing them. They echo in your head, pulling you closer and closer to the darkness threatening to over take you. Like a faint ringing in your ears, so quiet you can barely hear it, but do, just the same.
And the words seem to snake their way around your throat, and are strangling you, crushing the life right from you. All you can do is gasp for air. And all the while time is still slowing, and the words are all you hear.
Make them stop. Block them out, just block them out. Words. Only words.
Block, block, block.
You're good at that.
Empty, empty, empty. That's all you feel.
That's all you ever feel. Empty.
Like you're hollow. Like those vile words took out you
Jak X: Enough"Keira's quite a mechanic," Sig said, admiring his car.Jak X: Enough in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Always has been," Jak replied, lounging on one of the chairs in the garage. Daxter sat on his shoulder, sipping at a beer. It wouldn't be long now before he'd be smashed for the night.
"Still, for someone her age, it's amazing. I'll be damned if you could find someone better."
Jak nodded, smiling; his face blanched once Daxter laughed and spoke. "You don't have to tell Jak twice, ain't that right buddy?" His voice was was faintly slurred; he swayed ever so bit on top of the blonde's shoulder. He took another swig of beer.
Sig cocked an eyebrow at Jak, who's face had become the slightest shade of pink.
"Very funny Dax. And I think you've had enough to drink." The youth snatched the beer out of his friend's paw, ignoring his protests. Sig watched in amusement.
"What? Aw, c'mon! It's not like old Siggy doesn't know!"
Jak fixed the slightly tipsy ottsel with a glare.
"Know what, Chilli Pepper?" Sig asked, enjoying watching Jak squirm
Jak and Daxter: To Build A HomeThis is a place where I don't feel alone.Jak and Daxter: To Build A Home in Drama More Like This
This is a place where I feel at home.
He's always reaching for something that's never there.
When they grab him by the waist to drag him from his cell and to the chair and he's crying out, mouth opening and closing soundlessly, he throws out his hands in the hope that another smaller, rounder, furrier pair will catch them and squeeze them comfortingly - but they don't.
As they buckle the straps on much too tightly and he's struggling frantically in their grasp because he's doesn't want to spend another day, another second in this place, he prays that there will be someone on his side there, someone to unlock the cuffs and lead him out of the windowless room and back to the outside world where he can finally see the stars again - but there is no one.
And finally when the eco begins to flood his system and he's screaming, sobbing until hi
Jak X: TallerSitting under the flickering lights of the Bloody Hook, Jak dropped his head into his gloved hands, a soft groan escaping his lips. In front of him and his two accompanying friends were untouched drinks. Torn, an ex-commander of the Krimzon Guard was sloshing his beverage around in the amber-colored bottle, a nauseous look crossing his face. Daxter was curled in a seat, soft snores barely punctuating the chatter of the other patrons.Jak X: Taller in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I feel like crap," Torn muttered, swallowing hard. "How 'bout you Jak?" The only response he received was a muffled 'Yeah,' although it really could have been anything considering how deep Jak had buried his head. Daxter continued to snore.
Torn spoke again. "May that fat bastard rest in pieces." Jak snorted, his head barely nodding as the evening sickness often associated with the poison began to reach its worst. The poison reacted weirdly with the Eco in the younger elve's system; he couldn't go Dark or Light so there was no chance of healing himself fr
Jak X: A Heart to HeartJak swallowed hard, trying to ignore the hard look Samos was giving him across the bar - of course that only made him notice it more. Precursors, what had possessed him to kiss Keira right in front of her father?Jak X: A Heart to Heart in Fan Fiction More Like This
Well, if anything it probably had something to do with the fact he liked her. A lot.
But it had been worth it...
"Hello? Jak? Are you there?" He snapped out of his reverie at the sound of his name and turned to Keira, watching as the bright lights of The Bloody Hook reflected off of her green eyes.
"Wha- Sorry Keir. You were saying?"
She giggled and Jak marveled at the sound; it had hardly changed since their time in Sandover. "I just wanted to let you know my father can't seem to stop glaring at you." She turned her head to the side, blinking. "Or is that why you look so pale?"
"Ha ha, very funny," he told her, deadpanned.
She smiled and scrunched her nose. But they both knew the other had enjoyed their brief 'moment' earlier today. Perhaps that's why they hadn't rea
Jak 2: MonsterYou can feel it, gnawing slowly at your bones, condensing in your blood. You are a creature born and bred of pain, fuelled by rage and dark eco. You can feel it growing, growing until you burst, until you are going to explode. You try to fight it but resistance is futile, so you succumb to the hate and the anger and the fear, becoming one with the dark eco flowing through your veins.Jak 2: Monster in Horror More Like This
The transformation is the easy part—you know when to expect it and what it entails.
It takes control of everything, paralyzing your body with pain and the three most painful words of your entire existence: I own you. It is what forcefully pushes crooked, edged horns through the thick skin of your forehead, no matter how hard you push at them with your palms. It is the substance which sharpens your teeth into gnarled, pointed fangs, sharp enough to tear through bones. It is the force which draws out your fingernails into long, onyx claws made specifically for slicing through organic flesh.
Daxter: Phobianyctophobia |ˌniktəˈfōbēə| nounDaxter: Phobia in Fan Fiction More Like This
extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness.
"Hang on Dax." My small paws clench onto Jak's shoulder plate; I'm surprised the metal hasn't bent under the force of my grip. I can tell impact is coming soon so I take a deep, shuddering breath just as we're about to go-
The explosion is loud, echoing off of the thick Precursor metal that makes up the walls. His ears are ringing, he can barely hear his own shout as his friend topples into him and he plummets over the edge of the eco reservoir-
We barely make a sound as the murky port water rises above our heads; Jak is doing his damnedest to remain still, to keep us from being seen by the flock of Krimzon Guards by whom we were being chased moments ago. Lower and lower he stealthily sinks, and the water gets colder. I shiver, involuntarily.
Tightly I squeeze my eyes shut, hard enough a burst of light from my brai
Jak X: Good LuckBreathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out.Jak X: Good Luck in Fan Fiction More Like This
Forcing himself to take a series of deep breaths Jak narrowed his concentration on winning; he knew if he didn't they would all die. No words left his lips, not that he talked much to begin with. Even Daxter was silent, aside for an occasional comment or two; the ottsel had been hit the hardest from the poison, his smaller body had been a much more vulnerable to the lethal substance than Jak's or the others.
That was why Jak had to win. If he didn't they would never get the antidote and they would have no chance in surviving. Their lives were like an hourglass, and each second the sand got closer and closer to running out.
Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out.
Jak wasn't going to let that sand run out.
Daxter gently nudged the side of his head, nodding towards a certain aqua haired mechanic on the other side of the garage. "Well?" the ottsel muttered quietly. "This could be the last chance you'll ever have
Jak 2: WithdrawalStop it.Jak 2: Withdrawal in General Fiction More Like This
You can feel it crawling underneath your skin, climbing up and up and until your arms arms are throbbing and your veins are pulsing, desiring something more than the blood that runs through them.
Please, go away.
Something is weighing you down in the middle, and it hurts, like someone is driving a dagger into your lower stomach. Your back arches and you bite your tongue to keep from crying out in pain.
You try to roll over and reach for the small vial of dark eco you keep for instances like these, but your hand convulses and you can't wrap your fingers around the small glass container. You curse, and somehow manage to grab it the second time.
Addictions. Cravings. Wants. Needs.
It all comes crashing down on you and you hate yourself for it, for being weak, for being unable to stop this thing from eating you apart from the inside. You hate how your body almost seems to relax as the dark eco absorbs into your system.
Jak 3: Banishment"For heedless acts and crime against the city, you are hereby banished to the Wasteland, for life."Jak 3: Banishment in Fan Fiction More Like This
Thank you, oh Grand Council Members for your wise words of wisdom and bull-shittery.
You know, it's funny that no matter how many times I repeat those words in my head they still manage to piss the hell out of me.
Heedless acts? Oh wait, do you mean saving your pathetic asses from the psychotic Metalheads?
Crimes against the city? How about getting rid of that bastard, Praxis and killing the Mar damned Metalhead leader myself, with my own two freaking hands?
No? Guess not.
I let out a deep breath, attempting to calm my nerves before I go Dark and kill everyone on this freaking transport - besides Ashelin, it's not like it's her fault I'm banished. Although if I was Governess of Haven
City I'd have gotten rid of the Council a while ago. Just saying.
But if I do decide to go on a killing spree, I'll save Count Veger for last and make sure his death is slow. And painful. And full
lessons in rising abovemy spine cracks from wherelessons in rising above in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
you once snapped vertebrae; I
turned my back on you.
bon appetitshe extracts her heartbon appetit in Free Verse More Like This
from her cavernous center
like a no-good tooth.
coughing, she serves it up
on fine painted ceramics.
he lifts his fork,
spears the meat.
chewing, jaw swaying,
he samples a bite.
then he frowns
and spits into
pathological liarsI spin, spin,pathological liars in Free Verse More Like This
on ballet toes,
but my balance is impaired.
I stumble over my own grace
like god is trying to trip me up.
please give me an example
of something that makes me worthwhile.
tonight the roads are winding.
my head is lolling
as I battle myself to keep my eyes open,
and all I can think about is how
the radio stations play
the same goddamn songs
a hundred times in a row.
monotony always frustrates me.
maybe that’s why we didn’t last.
are all carbon copies.
my tattoos frightened you;
you claimed that anything so damaging
shouldn’t be so permanent.
i got them all removed last week.
my arms are bare of ink.
i cut my hair short, shorter than yours,
gave myself a black eye
just to pretend there was a story behind it.
you wouldn’t recognize me anymore,
and I’m so happy I could cry.
you changed your mind, changed your sheets,
changed the woman you loved
like flicking off a switch.
I changed the locks, changed my
not fade awayTwisted up in a trap of I.V.s,not fade away in Free Verse More Like This
she withered and withered away.
Disease stole her lively light
from the sickbed where she lay.
A month before she perished,
I think she might have said,
"I know that I am dying, sure,
but dying's not the same as dead."
immortal enemyi heard you whisperimmortal enemy in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
my name tonight; you're buried
eight miles away.
i lost my mind on a tuesdayI remembered you even after the lobotomyi lost my mind on a tuesday in Free Verse More Like This
they say his bark is worse than his bitethe lime green telephonethey say his bark is worse than his bite in Free Verse More Like This
demands to be answered,
its bell-biting voice
a wolf in sheep's clothing.
she picks up, yawning,
invisible to prying payphone eyes
in her blurred lipstick
and last night's dress.
"who's there?" she asks,
and the man just laughs
because he knows she's already
caught in his fishing net,
the poor discounted mermaid
flopping in the moonlight.
she can't remember the last time
her mother called, or the last time
she rode a bike.
one day her childhood got fed up
with her wicked ways and left
without a trace.
for some reason, she keeps looking for it,
the convict joyriding down a nostalgic road
closed off by orange cones.
the phone call lasts thirty seconds
at the most.
she bites her lip and stretches,
slips into stilettos by the bed.
her joints creak as she stands,
warning her, telling her
she's too old
to be breaking her own heart like this.
she pretends she doesn't hear,
purse noisy with quarters.
outside, a mosquito
hits the bug zapper
she shakes her h
hometown bluesthey say home is where the heart is,hometown blues in Free Verse More Like This
but they never claimed it had to be beating.
if this town is all there is to living,
then I'm dead,
and these dusty dirt roads
are my sad little gravestones.
there's a harsh winter wind.
but it's the same air I've inhaled
since I first opened my
surgical steel eye to the world.
remember the pale pink dress
I wore to our senior prom?
you held me
under the fuzzy yellow confetti light.
I loved you because you were so gentle,
and when I fell apart,
you were the only person who knew
I could fix myself on my own.
you twirled me like I mattered,
because you knew that one day I would die.
you forgot that you would, too.
you are wrought iron starlight,
my crooked grey dove.
you live in the sidewalk cracks,
moaning my name as I
cautiously step over the gorges.
my mother calls, from time to time.
I've learned to let the phone ring
because her voice is not the one I want to hear.
she's too tepid, unsure.
she's the link strangling me,
pinning me t
Nobody's HomeYou can't go back,Nobody's Home in Free Verse More Like This
There's nothing left,
It's completely destroyed.
You're all alone,
And you don't know what to do.
You're stuck in this big world.
You should never have run away.
That wasn't the answer to your problems.
You just thought it would have been easier.
You family is gone,
And there is nothing you can do.
You're all alone in this big world.
You wish you could go back,
Back to when everything was normal.
Back to when your family was still alive.
You have gone back several times,
But all you found was a house full of ash.
Everything you once loved is now gone,
And all you do is stare at the house that was.
Nobody is home.
No one is going to be there anymore.
All you have is memories.
No one is going to let you in to have some tea.
No one is going to wipe your tears away.
Because nobody is home in this house.
Are You Happy Now?Are you happy that she hates herself?Are You Happy Now? in Free Verse More Like This
Are you happy that he thinks so little of himself?
Are you happy that they think there is something wrong with them?
Did you know that girl you called fat actually thinks she is
because you've said it so many times that she believes it's true.
Did you know that guy you called a freak,
goes home to abuse every day.
That girl you pushed in the hallway cries herself to sleep every night.
That guy you called stupid is actually smart.
That girl you called ugly cuts her wrists.
Are you happy now that they don't want to live?
That the things you say may just be the reason the end their life.
Do you think it makes the pain go away knowing you are satisfied that you hurt them?
Their family, friends, loved ones have to deal with their child committing suicide.
All someone had to do was say hello, or at least spend a day with them.
All they had to do was show that someone cared about them.
Instead they feel as though everyone hates them,
That no one would car
Wish You Were HereI wish you were here with me today.Wish You Were Here in Free Verse More Like This
Things would be so different if you were.
I wish you were here to see who I've become.
I wish you could have been there to see me graduate.
I wish you could have been here to see me at prom.
I know you were there with me all along,
But it would have been better to see you again.
I know that you will always been in my heart forever.
I wish you were here to see who I've become.
I wish you could have been there to see me graduate.
I wish you could have been here to see me at prom.
I miss you more than ever,
I know that if I close my eyes,
And look inside that you will always be there.
I know that you will never see me peruse in my career.
You will never see me fall in love.
You will never see me get married,
Or have my first child.
But I know you are here with me.
I wish you were here to see who I've become
Because I am so much stronger now.
I wish you could have been there to see me graduate.
It was such a special day.
I wish you could have been here t
Forgive MeForgive me dear for I have wronged you.Forgive Me in Free Verse More Like This
I have done this to you,
And I cannot fix it.
Please don't hate me for this.
After all I did this for you.
Remember how I said I would do anything,
Well I am keeping that promise.
Please don't try to save me,
I don't know if you'll make it in time.
My heart goes out to you,
And it will be forever with you.
Make sure you keep it safe,
Because I won't need it anymore.
I know I said I would never use those words,
But just remember that I love you.
This sacrifice is for you,
So please don't weep while I'm gone.
I can hear your sorrows,
That's why I cry at night.
Please forgive me for what I have to do,
I know it's hard for you to understand,
But it's better that I go instead of you.
Please don't cry for me,
I won't be in any pain where I am going.
You live your life,
And I'll watch you from a far.
Just please keep me in your heart,
For I can no longer hang on.
Please forgive me,
And know that I love you.
IllusionYou were just an illusionIllusion in Free Verse More Like This
In my mind.
You were never actually there.
My mind had played a trick on me,
And told me you were here.
But I longed for you,
I needed you.
How could you not be real?
My mind had made up a fake person.
Someone who would never exist,
Someone who I could not have.
The fact that I cannot have you
Makes me wish you were real.
Maybe longing for something
That I cannot have,
Is what my heart desires.
HauntedEvery time I thought about you I was haunted by your every move.Haunted in Free Verse More Like This
I couldn't speak without you interrupting my thoughts,
I couldn't function without you in my life.
I was haunted by your every move.
I was haunted by your voice inside my head
That was telling me that I was no good.
I was begging for you to get out of my head.
I was begging for you not to tear me apart.
I tried to scream, but nothing came out.
I was just an empty person, wanting to be whole again.
You were there telling me not to be strong, telling me I wasn't good enough.
I wasn't crazy, but if people ever heard me talking about it, they would think I was.
I was haunted by your every move.
I was haunted by your voice inside my head
That was telling me that I was no good.
I was begging for you to get out of my head.
I was begging for you not to tear me apart.
You were the part of me I hated the most,
The part of me that I wouldn't want anyone to see,
It was the part of me that I would not show to anyone.
I couldn't functi
You Never Really Knew MeI use to be fragile,You Never Really Knew Me in Free Verse More Like This
I use to get hurt easily,
But now I'm stronger.
You use to know me so well,
But you don't know me anymore.
You'll never know how hurt I was,
You'll never know how I felt so lost
Because you never took the time.
You never took the time to get to know me.
You never learned what my darkest fears were,
Or what my deepest secrets were
Because you never tried.
You never got to see me cry,
Or know how I was dying on the inside.
You never knew my true feelings,
Because you were too busy.
You had other things on your mind,
And my feelings didn't seem to be one of them.
So while you were busy doing whatever,
I was trying to survive my problems.
I was dying, and you were flying.
I felt hopeless, and you felt fine.
I couldn't function, and you kept living.
I lost myself, and you never cared.
You see how this all played out.
I ended up with hurt, and pain.
I ended up dealing with things I didn't know how to fix.
I had to cheer myself up, and tell myself to keep going.
I was the
No One Was ThereNo one was thereNo One Was There in Free Verse More Like This
To pull you out of the dark,
To help you when the world
Kept beating you down
More and more
Every day. No one
Was there when you
Needed someone to save you.
When you have no one
And you really are alone...
You can’t help but let that
Demons inside you take over.
You can’t help but let all
The words break you even farther.
When you have no one
To even lift you back up.
Everything becomes too much
And you begin to fall
More and more
Because of hurtful things
From all the hurtful things
All the pain that keeps coming back.
All you do is brake farther...
You can’t get out of a dark place
If there is no light to take you out...
WastedI've wasted too much time trying,Wasted in Free Verse More Like This
I've wasted too much time crying,
But you know what I done with it.
I'm not going to settle for less than I deserve.
I'm going to overrule you in my life,
And concur all.
I've wasted too much time being strong,
And holding onto something that wasn't real.
It's time my life became mine.
I felt trapped,
And I needed to escape.
These twisted emotions are running through me,
And I need to slow down before I cause damage.
I've wasted too much valuable time,
That I will never get back.
I need to put more time into my life.
Give myself a chance to be me.
I've wasted too much time on you.
I gave you everything,
And it wasn't enough.
I've wasted too much time,
And now I need it back.
Locked AwayHonestly I don't know what to do.Locked Away in Free Verse More Like This
You have left me in my time of need.
You have been locked away from me.
I can't bear the thought of what might happen to you,
That is too much for me to grasp.
I know you're in there because of me,
But you gladly took my place.
How am I supposed to go on?
When I know that you're imprisoned.
This is way too much for me,
You don't deserve any of it.
Love does crazy things to people.
Things that can't be explained.
Maybe that's why I pray that you have a safe return.
Trust me I'll do everything in my power to make you safe again,
Even if it kills me in the end.
As long as I know you're safe,
Then I will sleep better at night.
For now I will make plans for your rescue.
I will free you from this prison.
It's the least I can do,
For all that you have done for me.
I owe you that much don't I,
The girl can save the guy,
Remember that when I rescue you.
I may die before this is all over,
But just remember I have your best interest at heart.
While you are locked
Comedians In The SkyComedians In The Sky in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You're a bad example of everything British.
Someone American upsets the boss,
But it's you who gets the loss.
Carry on soldier.
I'm not against you got it?
I play by all the same rules,
But that goes with passport.
But you've really made me angry.
Because you died
You stand with pride.
Then you wish you never died.
Like all Brits you go to heaven,
Because Brits don't have to try.
Others wonder why,
But it's a simple fact
No matter if you're choked
Fried or eaten alive.
Dead in space with no air supply.
You're not going to hell alright?
So I'll throw you off a hill,
Give you poisoned toast with dill,
No regrets because I won't miss you when you're dead.
You might threaten to come back,
But that's not British that's a fact.
Because you'll be replaced just like that.
On the Death Star it's a hazard.
There are thousands just like you.
Disposable Brits ready like you.
And then you fail your orders
Sith Lord Vader kills you off,
Force chokes you as you're so wrong.
Death To The JediDeath To The Jedi in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The order is given.
Death to the Jedi.
Death to the good.
Death to the light side of the force.
And now the force is singing,
With the cries of crying children,
Younglings unable to control their thoughts.
And pain falls as the silence grows.
The force is now silent.
Not a whisper or murmur.
Not a cry or a yell.
No sign it's been used.
Just a silence of a dead race.
Never LoverNever Lover in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
What life brings upon us,
All those challenges in our lives,
So challenging for a normal being,
So impossible for a Jedi.
Yet I still love him.
He's grown up around it,
And so have I.
For all the things
I've never asked,
We should not, we're Jedi.
But I want his love.
Don't say. Don't whisper.
But I can't deny my feelings,
So Obi-Wan my never lover,
I love you...but I can't say it.
Shell Of ServitudeShell Of Servitude in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Shell Of Servitude
I watch from afar,
And wonder what I did.
Seeing you like this.
Lost in a body of evil.
Buried deep is the man I love.
Only time will see him
Rise from within a blackened heart,
A striking shell of servitude.
Was I right?
To sacrifice our children for you?
Give them this duty to fulfil,
Combat and defeat evil?
I was a weakened girl,
My heart heavy with guilt.
You lost your way,
And I can't defeat what you are,
Only our Son can do that.
Not Yet A WomanNot Yet A Woman in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
In this life I'm a woman,
But I'm not yet a woman.
I'm a girl.
Just a girl,
But also a queen with a duty.
My life dictated by the situation,
A childhood gone long sacrificed.
For a life of politics,
Of providing a leader.
There is no mother or family.
I am Queen Amidala.
Not yet a woman,
No longer a child.
But one day this will end,
And I'll be a woman at last.
Another Darth VaderAnother Darth Vader in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My life ain't an easy one.
It takes a tough kinda person,
To be the man I am.
Life's not been too kind to me either,
With Dad dying to Jedi scum...
The countless bounties,
The actions and consequences.
Anyone could hire me
Anyone could kill me
Anyone could be the one who shoots me.
No one ever cares about Boba Fett.
No one sees beyond the mask.
I'm just another Darth Vader out there,
Fulfilling my role in the universe,
Being the predator to a thousand thugs.
I've never cared for anyone anyway.
He Falls Asleep AgainHe Falls Asleep Again in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
He Falls Asleep Again
It's some stupid time in too early morning.
Can't sleep at all on this sort of night.
A night of sneaking dreams and
Spooks and terrors just wanting me.
Just wanting him
I won't surrender Obi-Wan.
We're both sore and beaten,
Bacta patches over broken skin,
Too tired for hot sex,
Too tired for caressing.
But not too tired to protect him.
But from what? What? What?
I guess I needed confirmation:
The feel of his body,
His head on chest,
My lips on his forehead,
He murmurs softly.
He falls asleep again.
Proper ChristmasProper Christmas in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
We can have ourselves a proper Christmas this year.
Nothing to hurt us.
It's taken time. Lots of time.
But now everything's perfect.
My family are over for dinner,
You're determined not to use your staff,
And Obi-Wan's found time to join us.
It's Christmas bliss
With a Leia and Luke food fight!
RedRed in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I look upon the world
And all I see is red.
Nothing left of who I was.
NO! NO! NO!
HE WAS! HE WAS! HE WAS!
I am not him no longer.
Anakin Skywalker with his blue lightsaber.
Saving worlds from impending danger.
His mind twisted and weakened by love.
He killed her.
It's the reason I arose.
I am stronger with my red lightsaber.
My lust for destruction,
The wills of thy master.
I am not the tragic hero
Who died in red flames.
I am the sith lord.
I am Darth Vader.
Stronger In DeathStronger In Death in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Don't think of her.
She is nothing but a light gone out.
A hinderance in my plotting.
A grim memory of the Jedi.
Of their deceit and their lies to you.
She's lurking there in your mind.
Your black helmet doesn't disguise it.
I can read your mind, Vader.
Her memory is still around,
Luring you to the dead,
The deceased life Ani once had.
Like a siren calling,
I feel your mind weakening.
I told you that you killed her.
I wish that I was joking...
You killed her alright.
And now she's calling out to you.
In your dreams of darkest sleep.
I hear her voice whispering.
I wish I could shut her up.
But I cannot.
She's stronger in death than life.
So I call her voice an echo.
Say she's not really calling.
It's a nightmare of the light,
An ancient dark jedi mind trick.
One you want to learn.
Vader! I want you alive not dead!