Story Commission: Lunachi139Luna felt the soft breeze caress her face, it was chilly but yet she found a comfort in it that only she could know the true meaning of. She was an angel, sent down from heaven to grant people happiness and good opulence. Today was her first day down upon this strange planet, so she sniffed the air and looked around. The humans had such a strange smell about their world and it hurt her to see how badly they treated this planet, and as she moved her head to the side to see the humans dropping trash upon the ground she cringed. She wished she could help not only the humans but this planet as well.
It was her duty to take desperate humans under her wing and to help them with hard obstacles in their life. To some that were heartbroken, she would heal their hearts and to those that lost all hope, she would give them back that lost brightness. Yet everything in this world was so new to her and it intrigued her immensely. To see all the people, buildings, vehicles and contraptions that the hu
Fawn Crest“Anna, we are here.”More Like This
My mind was elsewhere. I didn’t want to be here. This was a foreign place, a destination my mind had not yet grasped.
The lake was blue, just like in Texas. I wished for it to have the power to sweep away my unsettling shame. Looking at it closer now, I began to lose such faith.
“Sweetie, cheer up, would you?”
I looked up at her wishing for a silver lining. The youth her skin exuded was no more promising to my future than this unfamiliar place.
Crossing my arms, I puffed out my chest and wiggled my bottom deeper into the seat.
“You’re acting like a child, Anna.”
His voice, oh what it said was so true.
“You exposed me I guess…” I began to bite the insides of my cheeks in an anxious gesture.
“We already went over this,” my dad continued, “I know you’re upset about leaving your friends, but you will make new ones here. Canyon Lake
Oh great one. . .Oh great one that watches over me,More Like This
You've caused nothing but tragedy! You've put me through so much pain, how could I not sway?
For a past that seemed so shaded in darkness, I was but forced to hearken.
Yet, there was that light, that little glimmer—
Oh, I remember it now.
That moment when my mind began to simmer!
Tell me, how did you craft such a handsome key?
You grow oh so very gutsy.
Oh great one whom holds my happiness,
Thank you for engrossing me with loves beautiful madness.
Yearning PassionAt times, I wonder if it will all be worth it. The stress, tension, sleepless nights, the continuous worry and anxiety seem to be the only things that both my mind and body had been forced to withstand for the last couple of years. Yet, I see no horizon, no silver lining, nor a twinkle of that desperate hope. I am living in this realm of ongoing torment. It has been sharpening its claws against the fortress of walls protecting my mind and the day is near, I can sense the energy within my core changing, the walls breaking. Soon, I will be succumbed to the one thing I swore to never let wrap its clutches around me.More Like This
It was that very same fear, that idea that constantly crept within my preciously fortified mind. Doubt, fear, they were the driving forces within me.
What if I couldn’t handle all of this? I had a passion, my friends and family knew that this love of mine was my world, but this passion was not sturdy, it held too many unknowns. As easily as it could bring me happiness, i
Story Commission: Mani-HimeHe was so close to her, the sound of his soothing breaths escaping his moist lips, made her body tingle in anticipation.More Like This
Why was he here?
They were both cornered in the hallway, he was staring her down, forcing their eyes to meet far longer than she could have ever dreamed.
She wanted to say so much, to confess to him the longing her heart ached for. It was a throbbing yearning, aching for her skin to brush against his, for their true feelings to be confessed.
Kenna could never confess this to him, to tell him that for years, she had envisioned them together, the potential happiness that could only be shared between them.
“You could say something you know,” it had escaped her lips so quickly, she had no choice but to play it off, like it became a breath from her own spirit, “You are making me nervous.”
“Oh,” he straightened himself up, leaning away from her, “I apologize if I made you uncomfortable, little Princess.”
Kenna bit her lip,
Article #1- Have an overweight pet?So, the holidays have now gone and past. Most people vow to lose weight, quit junk food or join a gym for the New Year, to better their own bodies. Yet, we often overlook our feline friends, especially if they are indoor cats. I’m going to confess that my cats are a little chunky. I rescued all three of them and I think the “I need to eat as much as I can because I don’t know when I’ll get more” mentality never changed from the shelter life.More Like This
Now that I’ve made some changes, all three of my cats are now an acceptable size. Below, I am going to inform you of the ways to lessen the pocket of fat sticking to your pets belly and this goes for cats and dogs. Considering 53% of dogs and 55% of cats alone in the U.S. are chunky, many of you should listen up!
1. What are the causes? Now, since I have cats, I am going to focus this article on the felines, but like I said above, these principles can be used the same way for dogs.
• Leaving the food o
Sneak Peak~I know what you’re thinking. I’m an Angel, so shouldn’t I be able to break out of a mere human’s prison?More Like This
Ah…that would be too easy, now wouldn’t it? Of course I had dreamt up of countless scenarios of which to escape. I acquired magic, yes, but again, it wasn’t that easy. There were rules set into place by my kind before my departure here. I had a mission to fulfill, a task that would alter the human race for centuries to come.
No, I’m not going to tell you what it is…at least, not just yet. What it initiates however, is catastrophic. There are many mysteries as to why I am here, but only a handful of facts that I would be allowed to reveal.
So… for now, I am an Angel that is being carted around like a prize, a prisoner for a lack of a better term. My time will come though…so don’t get too distracted in my lack of, fire.
I turned to look at Liam, sitting next to me, looking almost as lost as I felt. He had not
The Beast WithinI looked up at the kids sitting around the adjacent tables. They all seemed so happy, so content with their lives. I on the other hand, let anxiety control my life. It gripped its claws deep within my flesh and took hold of my very being. It was the one to tell me which way to go, what to say and what to do.More Like This
I know what you’re thinking…
You think I’m pathetic; that I should be able to make this beast tremble. Yet, I am the one that cowers at its snarl. I abide by its rules, and I am in no position to disagree.
They looked so carefree, so nonchalant, I often find myself wondering what that blithe optimism tasted like.
I bet it tasted better than this stale turkey sandwich I was munching on.
As I was chewing, ever so lonesomely I might add, one of the kids looked over at me.
Our eyes met.
My beast was rumbling, or perhaps that was my stomach.
Regardless, my inner beast was upset, upset at the fact that I could see this man’s aura flash out
AT: RurumieEverything was gloomy. The area around her was being quickly swept away, shoved into a large vortex by evils mighty hands.More Like This
The mist of the moonlight surrounded her, and she felt like her body was burning in that very same light. There was a river, she could hear it vaguely, it was faint, but its appearance near her was evident. She was trying to think of a place where a river was, but the correct thought quickly evaded her subconscious.
Was what happening?
Pain, there was a lot of it now. The amount of tension surrounding the walls within her mind was like a weapon, slowly picking away at the barrier she had built. It wanted something, to steal a memory made out of stone.
Why did it want so desperately to rip into her thoughts? What was it looking for? What would aid it in haunting her, forcing it to kiss the very fortification that constrained it?
The waters that flowed entered her ears, tried to rupture into her being as well, why did it need her?
The smell, oh the stench was p
Oath -- rough draftI had a choice to make. It was simple, or at least was deemed as such by my superiors. I committed my life to an oath, a series of sentences that branded and controlled my life—almost as much as Eva Castle controlled me. I’m constantly torn between my honor and this woman. I prayed that somehow I could attain happiness in both spectrum's—but I had been denied. It was no secret that she was off limits, as she was a winged being, imprisoned by my kind, by the same humans I swore to protect. Disobeying the crown would surely be a sinister price, but yet would I be willing to pay to become the hand that was to save her? Or was I to leave her behind?More Like This
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He was different, a warrior that fought in
Story commission: Nai-EriGloria watched the young Princess pace back and forth, acting frantically. She couldn’t understand why a person, who with such high stature, would be worried over something as small as a confrontation, which, honestly, had nothing to do with her.More Like This
“I can’t believe you did that Gloria! You can’t go around fighting people just for the fun of it!” The Princess began pacing more hysterically, her long hair was dreaded, swaying along her middle back, “We are going to get in so much trouble if my guardians ever find
Gloria puffed out her cheeks, crossing her arms, “I don’t see the extent of worry you are showing to be warranted. He said something out of line about you, so I corrected him and put him in his place.” She stared at the Princess through her dark black hair, the smoky eye makeup made her pupils stand out, “You shouldn’t let men walk all over you like that, you need to teach them a lesson, once you do that
[Pokemon Fanfic] SubstituteAbandoned.More Like This
That’s how the place looked.
How they felt.
An agonizing wail broke through the eerie silence of what once was Team Rocket’s HQ.
Who was once considered the goddess of the organization laid now down, broken, her body a rabid frenzy of hiccups, as she cried out Giovanni’s name once more.
“It can’t be! IT CAN’T BE! What did happen to Team Rocket? WHAT DID HAPPEN TO HIM?!”
A hand placed itself firmly yet gently on the woman’s shoulder, but she didn’t even seem to notice. Archer looked down at what remained of the stoic and prideful Ariana, his attitude composed but his eyes full of desperation just as hers.
“You should have expected it. You heard too what the kid said back at Sevii Islands, and got a taste of his power. It probably was no lie.”
At his words, Ariana’s seemed to find her former power for a second, and it was more than enough for her to turn around and slap Archer right on his fa
Ao Oni Theory- LGBT TeensAo Oni is about LGBT teenagers trying to come out of the closet to a society that looks down on the gay community.More Like This
The Oni represents the public; if the characters aren't in the closet or if it sees the character enter the closet, the Oni will try to turn the character into another Oni in the same way homophobic societies will attempt to change an LGBT individual's orientation.
The closet represents... well, the closet. The character is only safe from the Oni if they are in a closet and the Oni doesn't know they're hiding in the same way LGBT individuals will often hide their orientation from the public to avoid backlash.
The puzzles represent the characters attempting to earn public support or to prove that they're able to function in normal society despite the fact that they don't fit in with the public's idea of "normal".
---THIS SECTION IS ABOUT THE CHARACTERS AND MAY CONTAIN GAME SPOILERS---
Hiroshi is the only character to survive the Oni, possibly because
Crimson Anthesis: Chapter 1Crimson AnthesisMore Like This
-Chapter 01: Overture-
"The glorious Rhodonthea Kingdom is the most powerful of the entire continent. It is believed to have come to life roughly 1000 years ago, when the first Rhodonthean, Aphrodite, appeared in the lands.
Queen Aphrodite was of outstanding beauty; and she is still looked upon as a kind of deity even in the current Rhodonthean generations. The name "Rhodonthea" itself is dedicated to her; with "rhodon" meaning "rose" and "thea" meaning "goddess". The other firstborns, whom are also considered deities, were King Ares and his sister Princess Athena.
All three of them had what are presently "Elite Traits", though each of them displayed one more prominently. This inspired the names of said traits: Aphrodite's Blessing, multiple vital roses which brought fertility; Ares' Prowess, a thorn tail which brought power; and lastly Athena's Wisdom, is what people call thorn horns which brought cleverness. All of these traits can be still fou
Furball [the cat that battled depression]There was one thing I was certain of when we met that day;More Like This
You were the most miserable looking cat I had ever seen in my life.
A tiny white furball. Skinny. Unproportional.
Your legs were too short for your body, as was your tail. It made you wiggle when you walked. There was that thing about your face that just wasn't right. Weird, squinted eyes. You were always snotty, like having caught a cold that never ceased. And when you purred, it was strangely noisy. As if something had broken inside long ago. We always had that funny joke about you, in which we pictured you as a human being. The school nerd that got bullied on in class. The one with huge glasses, an unfitting haircut, and that always carried an inhaler with him because he was basically allergic to anything and everything. Because that was the kind of cat you were.
Still it was love at first sight when we met at the animal shelter, and you set yourself at our laps and started purring for no reason.
The girl at the a
If Your Teammates Were FlowersWhat type of flower best describes your teammates?More Like This
Kuroko? Ahh, I don’t know…But I think his flower would be an orchid. He’s so small and looks kinda delicate…so he’s a bit like an orchid…I think. What am I saying. Of course he is. Because although he might not have a presence, like an orchid has no scent, he’s still one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met! And that’s the truth! ~ Kagami
Oh? Shin-chan? Haha, that’s easy! He’s a clover flower. Because he’s the special flower that is surrounded by his lucky clovers! And another thing, don’t tell him I said this, but clover flowers mean ‘be mine’, so I gave him a bunch on Valentines Day! …Sadly, I don’t think he understood, but I don’t mind. I love him all the same. ~ Takao
Takao? What a strange thing to ask…Well, I supposed he would be a hydrangea. He puts himself out there and is very no
The Perfectionist Ch. 1The PerfectionistMore Like This
Chapter One: It's Unbelievable
I can’t believe what’s just happened. It’s just unbelievable! Hence the word!
Unbelievable: to unrealistic or improbable to be believed.
This entire thing is just too much. It’s too much to take in, too much to come to terms with…too much to forget…
This has to be a nightmare, it just has to be. That’s why this whole thing is just so goddamn horrifying, it has to be a nightmare.
But I’m not asleep. I’m wide awake on this train, going only God knows where. I don’t care. Anywhere but…back there. I think I’d rather die than be within a thousand miles of that town ever again.
I’m just going to let this train take me wherever, and I’ll go and go and go until there are no more stops, then I’ll get on another train and go even further! I know a plane would be faster, and probably less expensive, but screw that! Heights are
Mind the Steppe “So...” said Emma, leaning over the table. “Who’s my blind date?”More Like This
“Yes.” Marlene turned to glare subtly at Steve. “I think we all want to know that.”
Steve laughed nervously. “Well, you’ll just have to meet him for yourself. But he’s a really great guy.”
Emma bought it. Marlene clearly didn’t. He didn’t blame her. One didn’t make “If I get a girlfriend, I’ll get her to introduce you to one of her friends” pacts with anyone you’d typically consider “a really great guy.” Which sucked, now that he thought about it, because that meant he wasn’t a really great guy himself. Marlene’s expression seemed to back that up.
“Come on,” said Emma, clearly oblivious to the daggers being shot across the table. “You’ve
Condiments are *always* useful.She gently brushed the dying spiders off of her jacket, then set the body on fire.More Like This
"And that's 11." Agent L straightened up and took yet another look around the train car, exasperation with the situation showing in the extreme volume of her sigh.
"Arnichidaeans. What piece of shit is stupid enough to try and illegally import Arnichidaeans..?"
They were an alien race, possibly sapient but nobody cared to have them around and alive long enough to find out for sure, for they had numerous issues:
Armored pseudocrystalline hide.
Ability to eat almost anything.
High reproductive rates.
And so per the Tycho Treaty they were banned from Earth. Hell, they were banned from the entire galaxy. But their hides were worth a pretty penny for everything from alien art to effective body armor, so idiots would keep trying to ship them in to raise as incredibly irascible cattle.
Fortunately they had a..severe allergic reaction to powdered mustard seed,
Down, Down, DownYou had to hand it to the folks in the justice system, they sure had a way of making it sound like everything they said was law. Incontrovertible truth: whatever they wanted it to be, that was the whole reason they existed, right? Law.More Like This
Seventeen years I'd been in that motherfucking cell, waiting either for the day I got out or, well, the other one. But they couldn't kill a man they couldn't find, not for a crime I didn't commit - hell, not even for all the damn crimes I did commit! Screw it all.
The road in front of me is dark and the car I've stolen is warm, but the hallways - no, wait - the headlights are bright, and the forests on either side look like brick walls. Yeah, brick walls you can't see through, you can't touch, no, no, no -
My hands are locked on the wheel, of course. Escaping was easier than they knew, easier than they thought. I didn't kill that girl, honest, really, she was dead when I found her. I might have picked her up. I could never remember exactly what ha
AT: ChiioChiChiio twirled her thumbs anxiously; a light blush warmed her face as she looked around. She disliked being left by herself, although he said he would be right back, she couldn’t help but feel apprehensive. She had started out alone and abandoned, so the fear was very prominent within her. She knew he was going to come back but she couldn’t shake that fear.More Like This
She turned her head and watched as many individuals walked past her. They all looked so happy, but she knew they all had some kind of sadness hidden deep within them. Chiio had her own dark secret that she held hidden, and she would never have the intention of telling anyone.
“What are you thinking about?”
She felt the bench she was sitting on, move as a man sat next to her. He was a couple years older and she felt apprehension wash over her mind. She twirled her thumbs again, faster now, her face burning up.
What was this man doing? Why was this stranger sitting down next to her, striking up a conversation as
Chapter 10: DreamButter shot her body up, gulping in the air around her. The sky above was beginning to be swallowed by darkness. The dark elements reached its shadowy fingers across the sky, spreading them, devouring all light. The individuals that resided here would soon be engulfed by this darkness. The lands were set ablaze, cats scattered all around, their bodies bruised and defiled. The smell of the air rested in the nose and on the tongue. There was no hope here. The stench rummaged through her nose, the abuse reminding her of the mistake that she had made.More Like This
Standing still, the sound of her breath and the roaring fires around had been the only noises being made. There was silence now. What had happened? How did everyone die? Why was she spared?
“Sister…” She heard a pained voice utter.
She turned her head and saw her brother. His eyes devoid of life, a large gash on his forehead spewed crimson liquid down his face, staining his light blue shirt. His white ears twitched, sending
Chapter 9: Secret FoeKokoro sat upon a tree branch, looking down at a river that slithered its way through a meadow, up into the mountains. It was a beautiful view. Euteria was magical, in its own way. She felt like she was safe here. She did not know many of the cats that resided in this place, but she did admire the beauty within their domain. Why, then, did she feel so trapped? No one knew what her life was like, what she had been through. She wished to leave it that way, but a small bit of her yearned to let it out.More Like This
She longed to tell someone that the master who Butter and her friends despised, was in fact the very human she had been hired by to spy upon the young flame point. It was her own master whom was friends with Ren. They had made a pact, which was why Iris had been freed. Her master felt that Iris was too rebellious and would not agree to the order, so he dismissed her leaving Kokoro to do the job. As much as it pained her, she knew defying her masters’ orders would never be possible.
Chapter 8: ClashHaru let his mouth drop open slightly until he caught himself, “The male flame point holds more power than he comprehends.”More Like This
The elder nodded, “This is precisely why, when the time is right, we tell him of that power. If Butter successfully falls for you and kills her master, and Scotch knowing of the outcome will not hesitate to save her.”
Haru sat back in his chair, rubbing his head, “Scotch is very noble but his sister would never allow him to do such a thing as to sacrifice himself.”
The elder grimaced, “That is why we will not make it known to her. As you know, Scotch is the switch that enables Butter’s magic. We need that magic and cannot afford it to be switched off by any means. This is a type of power I have only sensed in Ren, so it is only fitting that his own prized possession was the one factor that lead him to his downfall.”
Haru nodded, “Then where do we go from here?”
The elder adjusted himself within the
Chapter 7: Little TreasureA throbbing pain hammered her head, like a blunt object beating into her skull repeatedly.More Like This
“Take a deep breath.” Uttered a voice, but it was muffled and displaced. The tone and volume would gradually grow louder, and then fade ever so softly to a whisper.
“What? Why…Why am I here?” she answered, fluttering her eyelids open, trying to focus her eyes on the setting around her.
“We can use her to get to him.” A murmur came from her right.
“This can finally be the key to destroying the humans.” Another voice said from the left.
“Silence yourselves!” a familiar tone whispered back harshly.
Butter slowly leaned her body up, only to hear the continuous whispers erupt again.
“Oh she awakens!” another voice penetrated her ears, “She must be informed!”
She rubbed her head as her vision slowly came back to see a strange scene laid out before her. She was inside what appeared to be castle grounds; the tall s
This is why you (and your art) get ignored.People often get the sense of being ignored in the art-scene, especially here online. We all try so hard to get our foot in the door, it's like trying to stuff yourself in an overfull bus like a sardine in a can.More Like This
Sometimes you just want to socialize with other artists you admire and you seem to be talking into a brick wall or perhaps you've send your portfolio to a company over a dozen times and still don't even seem to get the smallest response or feedback. I will try and tell you WHY you get ignored and HOW you can get noticed instead.
I will go through the following cases of being ignored:
Do know, that even though being ignored feels very personal it's hardly ever personal at all!
Your comment(s) gets ignored.
It happens ever so often. You notice an artwork or a discussion and you weigh in with your opinion or admiration, perhaps even some feedback? T