All I RescuedAll I Rescued in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
This is the happiest day of my life.
I know I said it yesterday.
And the day before that.
And the day before that.
Because every day is the best day of my life.
Everyday I wake to you Padmé,
Lying with your arm around me.
Reminding me of all I rescued,
All I treasure in life.
And the two greatest treasures are waking.
Such a suprise in the face of danger.
Two! Not one! Two!
Luke and Leia we called them,
Born the day after the day of victory.
I killed Palpatine.
I don't dwell on it.
He was the Sith lord
And I killed him to save you.
I felt strong that day.
I saved everyone,
Forfilled the prophecy,
The chosen duties over.
I can look after my family,
Here on sweet Naboo,
Where no Sith nor anger can touch us.
You never died like my dreams protrayed.
What did I do right?
No. Never will I think it.
Only you and our babies.
You're sound asleep as I pick them up,
Take them to the garden,
Sit by the lake and hold them as they wake fully.
Their wide innocent eyes look up and see me,
Whose Name Is Darth VaderWhose Name Is Darth Vader in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
In the final day of despair.
Lost hope and harsh deaths
The pain of many younglings
The torn heart of a mother
Unable to hear her crying mewling babies.
Unable to save them.
From that monster.
That monster whose name is Darth Vader.
Thou art not human.
Not man of flesh or born of woman,
A mixture of mechanics,
Technology and dark magic,
Born from the ashes
Of a once great chosen one.
His mind is ticking,
Whirling like C3PO,
But in a place where gold has no path to tread.
She knew! She knew!
The good deep inside.
She would surrender to him.
Her life was over!
The heartless monster left in his place,
How was a broken snow white queen able to fight him?
So she waits on the other side,
Knowing Vader will breathe on.
But when Luke is ready...
Anakin will pull through.
KnowledgeKnowledge in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The knowledge bares down on you.
Do you believe him?
Is it true?
Why did Ben never tell you?
You feel it with a heavy heart,
Like a lamb to the slaughter,
You know the answer.
Darth Vader is your father.
You're tired of thinking.
Tired of fighting.
Tired from shock.
Sleep. Rest you need.
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"It's going to be dangerous," I warn him once again and again he pulls me close.
He sighs in my ear. I place a hand on the back of his neck and the other on his left shoulder, gripping tightly.
"It's always going to be dangerous," he whispers so softly.
I grip him tighter, then let go so we can look at each other eye to eye.
"What if the dreams are real? What if you die out there?" I whimper with worry.
He smiles and laughs softly.
"That's not going to happen, Padmé. I'm so sure of it. Your dreams are just your imagination playing tricks on you."
He kisses me so softly. I feel like I'm going to break into a million pieces and he knows it. He's been soft and gentle ever since he arrived here to tell me about this mission. The senate is still in shock about what has happened, and I refuse to ignore my dreams. My dreams of him dying, fighting against Palatine.
"But your dreams came true," I murmur and again he pulls me into a strong gentle hug. I can feel him flinching and
Dark SideDark Side in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
If you think you're right,
Think again son.
If darkness is the key,
Turn the lights on.
Then you might just see
What's really at stake here.
Your wife your son
And daughter Leia.
Can't let them down.
Ignore your dreams
As they make you
Do the wrong thing.
Focus on her,
Focus on them,
Focus of reality
You turn a flyer
Round the last bend.
There's no denying,
Inside you were dying,
And you killed her
Just for the sake of it.
Lost to the dark side
Of the bloody force.
No point in denying.
Now let the dark side reside.
To The Finest WookieTo The Finest Wookie in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I can't imagine the Falcon without him,
Good old Chewie to the rescue.
A mod there, a replace there,
And if anyone should cheat me...
They don't want to,
No one wants to anger a Wookie.
He's the perfect mate.
A warrior at heart,
Loyal to his friends
And loyal to his cause.
A expert hand
At mechanics and more,
Couldn't imagine my life without him.
The big brown fuzzball,
How many years now?
We work hand in hand,
But he could easily have my arm.
So here's to him,
My good friend Chewbacca,
To the finest Wookie in all the stars.
Whysa Everything Changing?Whysa Everything Changing? in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Mesa so glad to see yous again!
Whatsa happenin to mighty republic?
Whatsa happen to you?
Mesa notice the chancellor bad bad man Ani
Mesa don't know how yousa can't seeay?
Chancellor very bad, very bad man!
Mesa don't know what to do.
Ani! Whatsa happen to you?
Do yousa burn yousa face off or something?
Yousa all black and scary
How wude who hurt yousa very very badly.
Mesa wish to understand
Whatsa happenin to this cwrasy empire.
Whatsa happen to himsa Ani?
Whysa everything changing?
Howsa sith lord get to be powerful?
And why yousa follow him?
BrotherBrother in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You were my brother Anakin,
I loved you.
We were connected Anakin.
But you've fallen so far,
I can't rescue you.
I spared you your life,
Left you for dead
Unable to finish you off.
Took your lightsabre and gave it to Luke,
And taught him the ways of the force.
You are his father.
And forever are Anakin Skywalker.
Though Vader has taken your life,
Consuming you the light side is.
Find faith in yourself and return...
My Brother. Anakin please return.
These WordsThese Words in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I know you'll never hear these words.
Not for a very long time.
You've got lives to lead,
But mothers will be mothers!
And heroes will be heroes.
I'm sorry I left it to you.
All to you to fight him.
The menace once Anakin Skywalker,
My noble husband your loving father...
Replaced by evil Darth Vader.
You fight the phantom menace,
Determined to stop his carnage.
I hadn't the strength to stop him
And Obi-Wan couldn't kill him.
We failed so it's down to you now.
I'm proud of you,
As I watch from beyond the force.
Leia, you're just like me!
Luke, you're just like Ani.
But you've both got my height.
I'm here for you if you cry.
I'm that comforting voice
At the back of your minds.
Always with you no matter what.
That's what mothers are, forget you nots.
Hate The Way You Died Part 2Hate The Way You Died Part 2 in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Feel it in my mind,
Young Skywalker has died.
Lost to the dark side.
Lost to the Sith.
I should have.
Help him understand.
But too late.
Have not my years done me well?
Failed to protect you.
From to save you.
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Prologue: Leaving Home
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster... when you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you..."
For years, the lands between Waterdeep to the north of Baldur's Gate and Amn to the south bordered on the west by the Great Ocean and the east by the Wood of Sharp Teeth have been called the "Empty Lands", due to its vast stretch of wilderness that people venture into to get from one town to another. The trips are known to be dangerous, hence the name "Sword Coast", because of grisly fates that befell travelers at the hands of orcs, trolls, hobgoblins, giant spiders, and worse threats like ghasts, worgs and ettercaps. All varieties of humanoid species live in the Sword Coast: humans, elves, halflings, dwarves, gnomes, orcs, and as of right now, at this very moment, Baldur's Gate and the neighboring towns in the Sw
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 4: Doing Favors
Ralis and his group were just leaving the ruined bandit camp, heading southwest back to Friendly Arm. It is almost dawn, and the sun is beginning to rise up in the sky to the east.
"Aagh! The light! It burns!" Viconia wailed, shielding her eyes from the sun's light.
"What the-?" Ralis turned around, looking back at Viconia who shielded her face from the sun and pulled her hood over her head.
"Are you a vampire?" Ralis joked.
"Your jokes don't amuse me, surface dweller. My race has been banished underground for many centuries. We aren't used to the light of the surface," Viconia responded in a cold manner.
"I pity your people, being in a world underground where neither the sun nor moonlight can shine down," Ralis said in the most non-offensive tone as possible as they walked on.
"I pity your kind for your short lifespan," Viconia retaliated, taking Ralis's remark offensively.
Ralis bristled almost involuntarily. Humans
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Baldur's Gate 2 SoA: Shadows Within
Chapter 10: Anomen's Family Issues
Sometimes I wonder when I will ever find peace in my life, but I know that I can't, I never will. I've been treated like an outcast so often because I'm part human part elf, and I've lost so much, yet it only made me stronger. When I think about beings of evil like Orcus and Bhaal, I can't help wondering how much sacrifices will it take to free Faerun... no, all of Faerun from the threat of destruction and tyranny from the likes of them? It's easy for me to assume that I am alone in this battle, but when I stop and look around, I see that there are people who share my concerns and fight for a peaceful world, like Gorion... and his ward, Ralis. I know little about Imoen as I have never met her yet, and Abdel, I'm not quite sure what to think of him, he seems to enjoy the thrill of battle, even at an unnatural scale, which unsettles me. But it's Ralis I am concerned about, because I know that he is one of the spawn
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 3: Edwin, Dorn & The Legendary Dark Elf Ranger
Ralis felt terrible. The bed sheets and pillows are still wet from absorbing his sweat. Sitting at the edge of the bed, he rubbed his eyes, shaking his head to snap himself fully awake. He took a bath, and after stepping out of the bathtub and drying himself off, he put on his clothes and armor. While the dirk has been useful for a while, he needs a new sword to replace his bastard sword that turned brittle and broke in the Nashkel mines. Ralis couldn't help but curse at how much bad luck the iron crisis is causing adventurers and soldiers fighting mercs working for dark, evil forces or the dangerous wildlife of the Sword Coast.
First things first, I need to buy two swords this time.
Then he stepped out the bathroom to see a mysterious man leaning against the wall near the door that leads out of Ralis's hotel room, waiting for him. Ralis never heard
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 3 part 3: The Thirst For Vengance
It is the 9th of Mirtul, 1368 DR, and the caravan that Ralis and his group defended has safely reached Friendly Arm. A few Friendly Arm guards arrived to help the wagon drivers unload the crates full of weapons and armor.
"Ah. Another batch of tainted weapons, armor and farming tools. Eh, Will?" One of the guards spoke to one of the wagon drivers who has short blonde hair.
Will, the blonde man snorted in derision. "I'll take tainted weapons, tools and armor any day. In these dark times, you can't be picky," He replied, helping one of the guards unload a large crate out of the wagon.
"But if it weren't for this damn iron crisis, life would be a little more easier, and the bandits wouldn't be so desperate to get their hands on iron," a dark skinned Friendly Arm guard said.
"If it weren't for this Ralis and his lot, we wouldn't be here," Will gestured over to Ralis and his group
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Baldur's Gate 2 SoA: Shadows Within
Chapter 17: Liberation part 2
At the same time Ralis, Anomen, Valygar, Aerie, Haer'Dalis and Cernd arrived at the Copper Coronet, Jaheira, Abdel, Tashia, Yoshimo, Edwin, Jan and Rasaad have reached the docks of the Center District, searching for a man named Barg. Jaheira, who has appointed herself as substitute leader couldn't help but notice one single detail that Khellor forgot to mention: where exactly to find this Barg. And so Jaheira and her companions spent the next five minutes asking sailors at the pier where to find Barg.
Some of the sailors have never heard of the man, and it seemed the search would take an hour, maybe more to find someone who knows him, but fortunately, Jaheira and her companions met a man who admits that he knows Barg. He tells Jaheira and her companions that Barg was once a sailor a few years ago, but for some unknown reason has now become a pirate, probably out of greed for more money, and he is a common visitor at the
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 3 part 2: Bandit Hunt
Ralis, Imoen, Neera, Khalid, Jaheira, Minsc, Dynaheir, Rasaad and Xan continued walking northwest through the wilderness from Nashkel, their destination: High Hedge, then east to Beregost, which is supposedly a safe route compared to the main road which is full of bandits, which have increased their operations since Ralis put a stop to the iron tainting in Nashkel. Its almost as if Ralis' actions have made the iron crisis problem worse than before. He initially believed that stopping Mulahey and his kobolds will hurt the people he worked for, but ironically, it seems like wounding the lion didn't injure or kill it, but enraged it. It just goes to show that the people behind the iron crisis is bigger and more organized. Question is, how big is it? For so many hours, Ralis and his group continued to travel northwest. Little did they know that they passed by High Hedge 4 hours ago, and it i
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 2: Tainted Iron
Ralis and his group have been walking southeast towards the Nashkel mines for hours now, passing by what seemed to be some kind of festival going on in a field outside town. As interesting as it looked, they had no time to go to the carnival, the sun is disappearing over the horizon, and Ralis and his companions have decided to set up camp in the forest. Khalid and Rasaad volunteered to take turns staying awake for a few hours so that no wolf, kobold, bandit, or worse, worgs, gibberlings, or giant spiders ambush them while everyone is still asleep. Ralis didn't like sleeping in the middle of the forest, danger could lurk around any corner, any tree, any bush. As much as he feared the thought of waking up to see a worg looking down at him with those glowing demonic eyes that remind him of the armored man, he needed to rest so that he can be ready to face whoever is behind the iron shortage at the
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 1: Friendly Arms part 2
After welcoming the company of Neera, Ralis and his party continued searching for an inn to stay in. Fortunately, not long after their meeting with Neera, they discovered the Red Sheaf Inn. So far its one of the small inns that Ralis has ever seen, but neither he or his travelling companions felt picky right now.
"Well, looks like we finally found one," Ralis said with a relieved sigh.
"Tis about time," Montaron huffed. Then they walked up the doorsteps and entered inside.
They found themselves in a bar room where weary travelers and people who have rented rooms stay to drink and eat. The stairs at the top left corner of the room spiral up to the 2nd floor where the rooms are, and there's a bar to the immediate right. Ralis, feeling thirsty, decided to buy some ale and rent rooms for himself and his party. He walked over to the bar and sat down.
"I got some nice whiskey if ye like," The
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Baldur's Gate: Adventures In The Sword Coast
Chapter 1: Friendly Arms
Ralis slept the entire night under that tree. Luckily, even though the forests near Candlekeep are teeming with gibberlings, kobolds, bears and hungry wolves, neither of them have discovered and harmed Ralis in his sleep. The next morning, the sounds of birds chirping rang in Ralis's ears. He slowly and groggily woke up with a mild headache. He tried to open his eyelids but they felt heavy.
"Ugghh..." He groaned, trying his best to open his eyelids.
Once he managed to get them completely open, he saw Imoen's face staring down at him with a friendly smile. "Good morning, sleepyhead!" She greeted him.
"Aah! Ah!" Ralis yelped in surprise.
He immediately recognized that it was only Imoen.
"Imoen! I thought you were back at Candlekeep! What are you doing out here, child?" Ralis asked her, standing up on his feet awkwardly, shaking off the vestiges of his sleep.
"Sorry I followed ya, but I never get out of
Pure LoveYes, u r the one I love, the addressee.Pure Love in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Why can't u believe it? Please, take my key.
U r not perfect, but I've never asked u to be.
I never will. I am not neither. Don't u see?
To the hell with all the desired perfection!
Love is so much more than an emotion.
It is unpolluted being stripped of every condition.
Let's try to give it the best possible rendition.
Trust and empathy walk day by day
to meet the pure love on their way.
Performing on life stage in their unique ballet,
they bring forth the feelings they portray.
Fluttering HeartStrings on a violin sing in joyful sorrow.Fluttering Heart in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
My soul follows their song, uplifted high.
I am no longer afraid of my tomorrow.
The bittersweet melody lets me fly.
My heart is bleeding; hit by an arrow.
It beats resembling a fluttering butterfly.
The emotion makes me strong, aglow,
ready to reach for the morning sky.
AddictedDrifting along the pathway in huge circles,Addicted in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
the legs are shaking, almost jelly-like.
The mind working hard on life hurdles
pushes the brain to go on strike.
Both eyes, tired, cannot see for seductive light
that the sidewalk turns round and round.
Sense of direction is off, not quite right.
The being is lost, convulsing on the ground.
The mastership of vicious circle is superior;
no human soul can fight it without aid.
No one is such a gigantean solitary warrior.
Therefore, ask for help, and do not be afraid!
Stand byHuman mind is a tricky place.Stand by in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
It combines thoughts to no avail.
Do not be a victim to it's race.
Do not stay locked in it's jail!
Where is the truth and where the lie?
It might be impossible to say.
Time will tell, you just stand by.
And then your part you can play.
Do not gossip and do not dramatize!
You do not have to fall that low.
Even if others leave you agonized,
there is a future, and life will flow.
Talk to meTalk to me!Talk to me in Free Verse More Like This
Tell me what is wrong
because if you don't
it will not be gone!
What is troubling you
will not go away.
You should understand
at the end of day!
See what you have done?
Our love is dying!
Where has the trust gone?
Are you even trying?
Without you talking
the world is quiet
the love is dying
They SayThey say: "fix it when it is broken!"They Say in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I say: "leave it when it's too much."
I am fed up with the slogan.
They say: "keep it once you own it!"
I say: "let go if it serves you no more.
If it harms you do not follow it!"
They say: "observe the rules of our society!"
I say: "listen to your heart and soul,
and get rid of the forced anxiety."
They say: "settle for social conformity!"
I say: "I do not like your stupid norms.
Keep yourselves your ugly uniformity."
They say my age defines who I am!
I say, "I am crazy and I will not change.
Do not dare to call me madame!"
They say that I am just a loser!
I say: "what if I like to be left alone.
I will not listen to some abusers."
They say what the success really means.
I say: "keep your money and go to hell,
I love wearing simple jeans!"
longingraining, water falling, thunderstorm!longing in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
what is it that gives my longing form?
is it the sound that i can hear?
is it the sadness i can feel?
is it the wetness in the air?
is it the shadows everywhere?
perhaps the evening in the sky
might be the reason why
i am feeling this alive
pleasure is my strongest drive!
for it i'm willing to strive!
so that it can now arrive!
oh, my love!!!
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A long while ago, in a northwest state nobody gives two sh*ts about
THE REAL MENACE OF THE PHANTOM MENACE
It is a time of great upheaval. Movie goers and young people are in dispute over which is better, George Lucas' classic original Star Wars trilogy made from 1977-1983 or his prequels made from 1999-2005.
Hoping to resolve the matter, freelance Washington ciniphile and critic Alec attempted to review the most debated and least liked of the Star Wars saga, "Episode I The Phantom Menace."
So far, Alec's attempts to review the film have been met with him nitpicking and criticizing the film's unsubtle political agenda, lack of logical thinking and the uselessness of Jar-Jar Binks and his attempts at comedy. But Alec is taking off the gloves and finally going to finish the review, regardless of what his peers or the fans think
The next morning, our four characters who we have been stuck with for almost an hour and
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Not all that long ago in the glorious Northwest state of Washington
F*CK STAR WARS, I'M DONE WITH THIS SH*T
War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Okay, that was a joke, but what isn't a joke is Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Alec's quest to understand why this is one of the most despised and defended of movies has left him exhausted, frustrated and perplexed how anyone could possibly defend this movie.
Thankfully, Alec's suffering is nearly at an end as he nears the movie's climax, starting with Amidala's idiotic decision to return to Naboo and Qui-Gon explaining the purpose of Midi-chloriants. Praying that by the end of this review, he can finally be free and move onto reviewing actual bad movies; like "Birdemic" or "Battlefield Earth"...
"Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace" is one of the most frustrating movies I've ever had to review!
But if you've been reading the last 12 pages
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Quite recently, in a location that hasn't really changed…
THE STAR WARS FANBASE STRIKES BACK
It is a dark time for Alec. Although many people agreed that "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was poorly written, badly directed and had issues with pacing, Alec made the mistake to make rude and thoughtless remarks towards fellow Swedish Critic, Kurvos, a mistake that forced Alec to hide from the die-hard Star Wars fans who demanded his blood.
Evading the blind-sighted yet dreaded Star Wars Fanbase; Alec re-established his credentials and managed to get back into good graces with his small yet growing fans through his Burning Through Celluloid film analysis reviews, his Cult Corner comedic reviews and even celebrated his 3 year criticizing anniversary by reviewing "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
Regardless of Alec's ciniphile ways, the Star Wars Fanbase, obsessed with bringing Alec to justice for the crime of expressing his opinion, dispatched
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A long while ago, sitting in a courtroom far, far away…
Episode II Part III
WHAT EXACTLY WAS THE CAUSE OF ALL THIS SH*T? I FORGET…
Alec has come to a problematic obstacle, the court has refused a plea bargain and the evidence mounted against Alec could potentially ruin him as well as devastate all online criticizing in general.
Despite assistance from his fellow critics in the criticizing community, Alec is alone and his lawyer was unable to find evidence to defend his case of free speech to criticize Star Wars, while ironically criticizing "Attack of the Clones."
Regardless, this hasn't hindered's Alec's quest to analyze the second Star Wars prequel, where he has found a split film with two shorelines, one, while flawed, is far more interesting, the other, much more flawed and really boring with moronic characters. If Alec is lucky, he may have a chance to finish his review and get himself acquitted…
Prosecutor: "Well, since the de
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Oh look, another Star Wars related critique. If you're a fan, just leave and go read something else.
No? You're sure? Well okay then.
Star Wars isn't perfect. It's good sci-fi fun, just like how "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was just an adventure movie to give you the feeling of watching an old adventure serial from the old days, "Star Wars" was originally intended to be a light-hearted adventure that throws the audience into a scenario and ends on a cliffhanger for the possibility of the next serial episode to come next week in the theater.
Anybody whose read my 20+ pages for "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones" probably know I prefer the original trilogy more than the prequels. The originals just hold up better for me into adulthood for the emotional resonance and hard work put into the set designers and spe
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A long time ago…well, more like a few weeks ago at the very least…
Episode II Part II
WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Despite nobody really asking for it, Alec has returned to Star Wars to criticize Episode II: Attack of the Clones, despite his own nostalgic connections with the movie from his childhood.
Alec's analysis has shown him that, while it actually has a main character with semi-clearer character motivations, the film is boggled by irrational logic and gaping plotholes that one could drive an AT-AT Walker through.
However, Alec did not expect to be sued by the Star Wars Fanbase for emotional distress and, unless he can find a way to prove the jury his innocence, the world of online criticism will die as we know it…
Sadly, we return to the part of the story that I could give a rat's ass about, Anakin and Padme's growing "romance." That transport ship they were supposed to be hiding aboard incognito, lands on Naboo, which lead
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Nostalgiaview Part 1
In 1977, a young rebellious filmmaker by the name of George Lucas, already recognized at the time for films like "THX 1138" and "American Graffiti" created a science fiction epic that would forever change the possibilities of special effects as well as science-fiction in general. That film was "Star Wars" and for many critics and ciniphiles alike, there's no denying it's impact left a huge influence in children and student filmmakers for years. As a film student myself, I made a student film that utilized science-fiction aspects derived from Star Wars (as well as using some soundtracks for it >> but you get my point. "Star Wars" is THE film from our childhoods. The films that were simple enough for kids to follow and root for but also complex enough for adults to connect to. When we all grew up, we understood what the adults dug out of it and so do we as we can appreciate the special effec
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"You're acting like a child," Elissa chided herself from her position in the tree, well hidden from prying eyes and well aware of the sound of her name being called. She felt a little guilty as for the second time she heard Fergus call her name, and she again reread the same page she had just finished. Probably holding him up from his own fun, she frowned. She didn't particularly want to be a pain, she had long outgrown taking delight in tormenting her brother.
Well sometimes, she thought with a smirk. Sometimes a prank was too good to pass up, and how else will her brother know she loves him if she didn't occasionally hide alfalfa chews in his back pocket so his horse will give him a gentle nip on the rear?
No. It was not her intention to be a spoiled brat this time. She should thank her brother. His offer to entertain for the night at the Laurel and Wreath pub, would relieve her of the burden of most, but not all of the potential suitors and "well wishers" who had showed
Coming of Age 6"You're on time." Oriana exclaimed not attempting to hide her surprise as Elissa entered her room, "Early even." Orianna looked to the bath that was just now being filled by the elf servant Anna.Coming of Age 6 in Fan Fiction More Like This
"It is important to look nice for our guests, is it not? Elissa replied as she sauntered in and began to unravel her sweaty braid.
"Yes " She said slowly as joined her side, as Orianna's ladies in waiting helped her remove her armor. Elissa had none under her employ, a rarity for any noblewoman. "But it is unusual you share that sentiment."
"Well I can't escape this weekend, so might as well try to enjoy it." Elissa offered, though the prospect of spending more time with Nathaniel appealed to her. "Talk, charm, and dance and all that. Try to find the balance between noblewoman and well, me" She finished with a smile. "If you are up to the challenge."
"I wouldn't miss the chance to see you in proper noble presentation." Oriana looked please at that prospect. "You might even find
Coming of Age P.3Nathaniel was surprised to feel a smile tugging insistently at the corner of his mouth as he trotted with his horse on the way to the Laurel and Wreath Pub. He could attribute this action to the prank he played on his old friend, as he left her to the primping mercy of her Mother and Nanny, but he was not so sure that was the only reason.Coming of Age P.3 in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was Delilah who set the task upon him to find the wild child. He was hesitant, for he was much more eager to join Fergus at the pub, but his dear sister was so earnest and pleaded with her big dark eyes, knowing full well her brother had trouble saying no to her. He knew her intent of course; earlier this morning, protocol would ask he wear the silken noble outfit set out by Adria for a visit to the Teyrn's home, but instead Delilah burst in, insisting he wear the fine soft leather riding outfit he wore in the Free Marches on special occasions. It was expensively made, but will impress few of the noble girls he was sure to meet this weekend, save f
Coming of Age P.2Who is the peacock, now? Elissa silently mocked her reflection as they passed a mirror on the way to the dining hall. Her face was done up in makeup, purple on her lids to highlight her green eyes, and rouge on her lips, and her mother, to her great annoyance, had managed to sneak powder on her face, obscuring her freckles. That must be remedied, she thought, as they took hurried but small steps to the dining hall. Her brown hair was treated with special oils that made her wild waves separate and smooth into gentle locks held high on the back of her with a metal clasp. And as much as her mother would have preferred to have it in a more refined style, Eleanor had to admit it was a far sight better than the undone braid she had found her with on the doorstep.Coming of Age P.2 in Fan Fiction More Like This
But her mother, in spite of all her nagging and criticism, was no harpy; her mother loved her, there was no doubt in her mind. For earlier, as Eleanor had put the finishing touches on the paint on her lips, she paused her hec
Coming of Age 4Sunlight flashed straight through his eyelids painfully like an arrow, the sound of whooshing drapes being violently opened were deafening in his stupor, and Thomas could feel all his senses tangle together in heavy confusion, mind dulled by sleep and too much ale from the night before. His discombobulated state however, was pulled together with heightened clarity when he heard the low, cruel voice call to him from his position in bed. Caution gripped his heart, as he pulled himself up and weakly shielded his eyes from the sun.Coming of Age 4 in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Would it be too much to ask, son." Arl Howe emphasized the last word with a cool tilt, as he walked to the chairs near the dying fireplace "That you could recall anything from last night?" He sat and gestured to the chair opposite him, with a stern lock to his jaw.
Thomas pulled the sheets back and swung his legs to the floor. The stale taste of alcohol was thick in his mouth and there was nausea pulling at his throat and stomach, whether it was solely from the
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She was siting on the edge of the fountain in a far less crowded part of the city. Through those days she was on Coruscant she didn't have time to really talk with Obi-wan. And as far as she was concerned, they had some things to talk about. The weather was nice, and as she didn't have to hide anymore, not here, she didn't bother to wear a coat. She was only dressed in quite simple, but nice dark-blue dress. We will only talk, she thought to herself, Only talk. That's nothing bad.
She planned to take Jedi for a walk, so they would have at least few moments of a peaceful time. Lost in her thought, she didn't saw a stranger approaching to her.
'Duchess Satine?' he said with a screechy voice.
Woman raised her sight at him.
'Yes, that's me. And you are?...' she asked, trying to see his whole face, but the hood made it impossible.
Stranger's laugh wasn't nice. He came even closer.
'It doesn't matter.' another step in her direction.
'Don't come closer!' she hissed, standing up.
He laughed ag
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If you are a Jedi and you'll somehow fall in love, there are two ways of solution. You can quit the Order for your love, or resign from love and stay a Jedi. However, Obi-wan Kenobi found a third way. Risky, but yet making it whole even more exciting. He felt like a young padawan again, when he sneaked out of his apartment in the late evening, large hood covering his face. Doing his best to stay unnoticed, he headed to the meeting place. As he expected, she was already waiting for him. Jedi recognized her even though women's outfit was totally different from her usual. He smirked under the hood and came closer.
'It's dangerous for a lady to be here alone' he whispered as he stand inches from her.
Woman turned to him immediately, recognizing his voice.
'Oh, but I'm not alone now' she whispered back with a smile and reached for his lips.
Her scent surrounded him, making him weak. Gods, how he loved her scent! It hypnotized him, so he hardly could wait until they would be in their r
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Keep the brave face. Don't let them know. Control yourself.
This was what she told herself after the attack. And she managed to do so, until she was back in the room. Then, all the emotions take control. She collapsed on the floor and started sobbing uncontrollably. It was too much for her. How could Tal Merrik do this? How could he betray her like this? She trusted him with her life, she thought he was a friend. And how was she about to trust anyone now? She didn't knew what to do, what to think. She was lost and confused. Suddenly she heard a knock on the door.
'Satine? It's me, Obi -wan. I know you're there... can we talk? I think we need it... may I come in?'
'No' she hissed. 'Leave me alone.'
She didn't want to see anyone yet, not even him.
She huffed, came quickly to the door, and opened it with one, rapid move.
'Come in.'she growled.
Jedi looked at her carefully.
'What's wrong?' he asked, stepping inside, and closing the door.
She gazed at him, like h
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A shrill cry filled Satine's room. She quickly came to her bed, from where it came, and sat at the edge.
'There, there... hush, sweetie. I'm right here...' said woman, caressing a tiny head.
'My lady... are you sure you want to keep it?' she heard one of her assistants voice.
Duchess smiled lightly, taking warm, small body on her lap.
'Yes... I do.'
'It might cause troubles, your highness...'
'I'm aware of it, and I'll take full responsibility.'
Assistant only nodded, and after bowing lightly she left the room.
'I won't give you anywhere...' she whispered softly. 'You'll stay with me.'
From the day she saw him for the first time, when she took him in her arms, she knew she's going to keep him. No matter what.
* * *
Obi-wan was walking to his room, still talking to Anakin through communicator about his latest mission.
'Check it, maybe there will be something that will help you explain...' he suddenly stopped, when he saw something next to his door.
'Obi-wan? Everything alright?' he hear
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Sometimes it takes so little, to take your breath away. It's enough to fly on one ship with person you love, and this ship to have problems with engines.
'Satine, go to your room, I'll help in the cockpit.' said Obi-wan, hoping that she'll be more safe there.
Woman only huffed.
'Not happening. I'm going with you.'
'You're not. Guards' he called, not noticing her objection. 'Take the Duchess to her room.'
'Obi-wan!' she tried to refuse, but he only smiled.
'Go. It'll be fine. I'll find you later.'
But this later never came. Jedi was still with pilots in the cockpit, when the ship crushed. It split into two parts. He only managed to think if Satine is really in her room, and soon they hit something. He fell into the darkness.
He didn't know how long he was unconscious. Jedi woke up to see this few persons present in the cockpit with him before the crush just lying. He was a bit dizzy, but he was able to get up and come to them. He checked their pulse and breathing just to confirm, th
Remembering NobleIt wasn't an impending air raid, but it sure sounded like one. The girl moaned and rolled over in her bed, her eyes fluttering open unwillingly. She tried to reach for her alarm clock, but got tangled in her sheets and, in the ensuing struggle to get free, fell out of bed, taking her covers with her. She landed in a heap on the floor and made an "oof" sound, then extricated herself awkwardly and staggered to her feet, finally able to turn the hated device off.Remembering Noble in Short Stories More Like This
It was 6:00 in the morning, still a bit dark outside. The girl drew in a hasty breath as the chilly morning air nipped at her bare toes. She immediately attacked her chest of drawers, pulling out a black and yellow jogging suit and a black tank top, which she put on hastily. She glanced in the mirror and went over to her cabinet, where she took out a jar of hair gel and slicked back her short, wavy auburn hair. This done, she went back to the bureau and put on some socks, then running shoes. Then she exited her room, l
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It wasn't an impending air raid, but it sure sounded like one. The girl moaned and rolled over in her bed, eyes fluttering open unwillingly. She tried to reach for her alarm clock, but got tangled in her sheets and, in the ensuing struggle to get free, fell out of bed, taking the covers with her. She landed in a heap on the floor and made an "oof" sound, then extricated herself awkwardly and staggered to her feet, finally able to turn the hated device off.
It was 6:00 in the morning, still dark outside. The chilly morning air bit at the girl's bare toes, and she picked up her covers and crawled back into bed, muttering under her breath. She burrowed down into the pile of bedclothes and shut her eyes, eager to drift back into blissful dreams...
Then a dash of ice-cold water hit her across the face and she screamed, bolting upright in a panic, only to hear male laughter erupt a few feet away.
"Kristof!" the girl shouted, wiping her face, then cringing as the light came on and temporar
Reach meets RedvsBlue excerptThere was a loud clang of metal on metal, followed by the unbearable screeching sound made by virtually impregnable alloys scraping against each other. Sparks flew as Emile slid nimbly down the lopsided rooftop and rolled, changing what had been a fall into an attack plan. The Meta was sliding after him. He kicked against the raised edge and intercepted the Meta, and they both started rolling down together. The Meta emitted an enraged, strangled noise, while Emile gave a wild cry and kept pounding at his enemy's vulnerable torso. A few swift punches popped the Meta's shields and gave Emile the opportunity to make fist-shaped indents on the Meta's chest plating. Unfortunately, Emile's shields were down too; all the Meta had to do was punch his visor once, and it cracked. Then they both flew clear of the rooftop and slammed into the snow, half-buried and still fighting.Reach meets RedvsBlue excerpt in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"They'll keep at it until one of them is either dead or incapacitated. Though given both of their histories, dead is th
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Carter looked up at the huge tree, resisting the urge to gape, while Kat chuckled and squeezed his hand. "See, we are capable of decorating without using alien blood and guts," she teased. "You can thank Jorge for the tree and Jun for the decorations. And Gunnery Sergeant Stacker's men for hanging all the ornaments."
"Always a pleasure to help out, ma'am," Stacker said coolly, from where he and his squad were resting. One of them was hopelessly tangled in string threaded with popcorn while two others were picking off the popcorn and eating it, seemingly oblivious to their comrade's discomfort.
"Man, you guys went all-out it brings back memories," Carter said, and Kat squeezed his hand again, reminding him of what she'd said earlier. "But what say you we spend tonight making some good ones, right?"
"I couldn't agree more," Kat said with a sly smile.
Jun trudged in, sniffling. He looked like he was having an allergy attack or something. "Ah, Co
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"But I don't see why we have to get a real tree," Jun said for the fifth time, dragging his feet in the snow. A normal human would have been bogged down by the eighteen inches of packed white flakes, but the Spartan-III moved easily, albeit reluctantly. "I mean, the folks back at Delta Base use their heads and go buy one from Uni-Mart. Where it's warm." He pulled the thick fur lining his white and gray park closer to his face to block the frigid wind. "And why are we walking when we could have just stolen a snowmobile?"
"Whiny sniper is whiny," Kat sighed. She had on a parka similar to Jun's, but hers had much more fur tacked on, and she wore a white balaclava over her face, with blue sunglasses to shield her eyes. Her boots were horrifyingly un-military, with little poofy furballs hanging on strings from the tops, just below her knees (they'll be much warmer than combat boots, she'd insisted to Carter when she picked them out at the mall in New Alexa
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Manny always walked home from school. He walked the same streets every day and knew everyone who lived down his block. However, he didn’t know much about Miss Mary Marlow. She was a very mysterious woman. Miss Marlow sounds like a nice lady, but there was something unusual about her. It was the house she lived in; it was painted red. Well, mostly red. You could see the unfinished paint job on the right side, which made it very odd looking. What was also creepy about Miss Marlow aside from her house is her unblinking stare. Every time Manny passed the house, she was always staring out her window. Her pale skin, pitch dark eyes and light blonde ha
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WARNING! DO NOT READ ALONE AT HOME
MAY CAUSE LITTLE TO SEVERE PARANOIA
Tonight you’ll be home alone. The household decided to go out and you would just want to evening to yourself. Just you, the couch, and some junk TV. Tonight should go smoothly. As you flip through the channels you stop at something that catches your interest. A terrified woman whimpering behind the closet door as a mask man enters the room. You smile to yourself. Some people just can’t handle taking care of themselves on their own. You’re not like that anymore. You enjoy being alone, comfortable in your own little solitude.
When you were younger, though, you were a little anxious. In the back of your mind you always had paranoid thoughts about some burglar or psycho breaking into the house doing unspeakable things, things y
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The Story of the Werewolf and Were-Cat
It is October 31st
It is Halloween night
When anything could happen
Even love at first sight
On the hill tops of the graveyard
Crawling with spiders and rats
Came along the two monsters
The werewolf and the were-cat
When they first saw each other
They were surprised
This monster was new to them
It left them mesmerized
And who could have guessed what happen next?
Their long silent glance
Had started something special
Something called romance
He stared into her eyes
And she stared into his
And a rush of feelings came out
Feelings of love and bliss
They first exchange smiles
Then hold each others hand
And then they ran of
To terrorize the land!
Together they stomped on the spiders
And ate all the rats
They had so much fun
That werewolf and were-cat
As the trick-or-treaters came by
They decided to do something handy
They jumped out of the graves
And scared them out of their candy
After their midnight adventures
They danced under the moon
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I was not prepared. I was definitely not prepared. It all started what it felt like this morning. I woke up, casually got myself dress and headed to a coffee shop down the street where I were to meet up with some friends. At the coffee Shop, we noticed a construction site across the street. It was said it would soon be a new restaurant. Me and the gang discussed how the new restaurant will create competition. After thirty minutes we left the coffee shop and walked across the street. It felt like any other day, nothing out of the ordinary. Then, black. Everything went black.
It felt like little time passed went I was able to open my eyes again. Now I’m awake with my vision blurred, going in and out of focus. It took me a few minutes until I can see my surroundings. It seems to me that I was staring at a ceiling. Where am I? How did I get here? I turned my head slightly to see that I
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Rene and Randy were young twins who lived near the woods with their grandmother. The twins had the tendency to play near the dark and mysterious woods. Their grandmother warned them countless times to stay away from there, but the children never listened.
One day grandmother told them a story. A story that was scary. "It's very dangerous in those woods my children" she said in a serious tone. The children just sat on the floor, smirking. "There are creatures that live within those woods. Creatures so horrible people wouldn’t dare to go near the woods". The children started to listen carefully to their grandmother's words. "These are not ordinary creatures, my children. They can change their awful appearance into something that seems harmless in order to trick the people”. “What happens when people m