Christmas with a CriminalTitle: Christmas with a CriminalMore Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3
Disclaimer: Mass Effect and associated characters and locations belong to BioWare and EA
Maybe some candles should be lit. People like candles, right? Candles are... a nice thing. Well, if there's any to be found on Omega, that is.
Jack walked about her apartment arranging her miniscule amount of furniture and doing her best to make her home presentable. It wasn't a task she was particularly good at as she was much better at destroying than creating but she wanted to try; at lea
KO Corral Book ClubA short story inspired by this piece: by :iconironsides11:More Like This
Based on "The Remnant", a series found within my gallery.
Angelika gripped her sword as she gazed at the temple door. The Helzig outside were trying to break it down, and the booms of their battering ram echoed through the temple and periodically made dust fall from the ceiling. Angelika kept her face free of emotion. She was the last free Primean Knight in the Southern Provinces, and the remaining city guards were looking to her for inspiration. Behind the ragtag group of soldiers, the entire population of the city sheltered. Men, women, and children were packed into the temple. Some were crying, while others comforted their loved ones. The priests made their way through the press of bodies, trying to calm those they could.
Suddenly, the battering stopped. Eerie silence filled the temple. In some foolish part of her mind, Angelika hoped that the Helreign forced had suddenly decided to retreat, that rein
TMM: A Guide to FrolickingNote from Tetris: A short guide to the proper methods of frolicking. Educate yourselves.More Like This
A Guide to Frolicking
Throughout my years, I've noticed humans and elves are not so diverse. Looking past psychical differences, we discover many similarities between our two races. We all require air to breath, food to stay strong, and company to keep us happy. But there is one thing which humans and elves will never be equals on. That is: Frolicking. Most humans simply mistake the frolic for a common skip. This is not so. There are many rules and restrictions to a proper frolic and so many variations of the frolic itself. I have taken it upon myself t
Ulrika the Vampire art contest!Hiya, Deviants!More Like This
My name is Nathan Long, and I write books for the Black Library, the people who publish novels set in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40k universes. My newest Warhammer series is about Ulrika the Vampire. Book One, Bloodborn, came out last year, and to celebrate the upcoming release of Book Two, Bloodforged, I'm holding an art contest with signed books and posters as prizes.
Here are the details, and if you want to see pictures of Ulrika or if you want to contact me with questions, visit my blog here:
I am looking for the best Ulrika artwork and best Ulrika miniature conversion, and I will be giving out cool prizes to the winners and runners up in both categories.
Both art and miniatures should represent Ulrika, armed and dangerous, as described in Bloodborn or Bloodforged and shown on the covers. There should be no nudity or excessive violence (this is a family show) but the rest is at your discretion.
The contest will run from now until Monday,
Plague. Part 2Part 2.More Like This
Miratio's small yellow sun was barely pushing at the edges of the clouds when Brevins emerged from his quarters into the dawn chill. He pulled his dull grey coat straight and tied his doo rag at the back of his head, instantly feeling better than the night before. He'd received an urgent message in the middle of the night, one he could not ignore. Lord General Verhanzer was requesting the Sky Wolves aid. He wasn't giving any specifics yet but Brevins could tell it was important, enough to cut his leave short anyway. He knew the men wouldn't be happy but they were loyal and they'd do their duty regardless, albeit with few complaint
Murdering Mary SueMurdering Mary SueMore Like This
Every aspiring writer has met her at least once, whether in his own works or in those of others. The alluring temptation of a perfect character taunts the author from one side while his muse urges him to keep writing from the other. Who wouldn't love her? She's the most beautiful, talented, fantastic woman in the universe, with not a flaw in sight. Every woman wants to be her; every man wants to marry her, so why would anyone want to kill her? Who would want to murder Mary Sue?
I would. I and many greater authors have been working hard to keep this succubus in her proper place: the trash can. Mary Sue is one of the wors
QueenQueenMore Like This
"Awwwww, who's my little girl? Mmmmm? Who's my widdle itty bitty baby girl?"
"Shh," the Queen said, "I am talking to the baby. The cutest, ootest, ickliest little baby there ever was. Awww, isn't she just adorable?"
Vespa sighed and pressed a hand against her forehead. She brushed an antenna away from her eyes.
"No, mother," she said, "She is a horrible slimy little purple larvae who is currently..."
She paused, and patted around her hips. A little pocket watch had been hooked around her waist by a metal chain. She popped it open and examined the time with some difficulty.
Spartan LoveAll right, so I realized that a lot of people seem to be starting in on Spartan Love (my series of stories about almost any Spartan Pairing) about half way through. So, I'm going to make a comprehensive list of all the stories and pairings.More Like This
John/Kelly/Fred/Kathleen, and all that goes along with them since it's really one long series of one-shots that are stung together.
Starry Night: http://firerwolf.deviantart.com/art/Starry-Night-195275796
A Promise: http://firerwolf.deviantart.com/art/A-promise-257782024
Skinny Dipping: http://firerwolf.deviantart.com/art/Skinny-Dipping-315352806
Halo: Twilight of Sol Ch 1More Like This
November 27, 2557 (Military Calendar)
Planet Cadai/Sigmas II System, Onboard the Twilight of Sol
Deployment +00 hours: 00 minutes: 00 seconds
Lieutenant Commander Drake Miller looked at the ODSTs that stood before her. She had hand selected these soldiers in order to go on a mission with a pair of Spartans and herself to an unnamed location on the planet of Cadai that was showing signs of Covenant activity. Slightly nodding, the ODSTs filed out of the briefing room on the Twilight of Sol. After the marines had left, the two Spartans stepped in to receive their own briefing. Both gave a silent sal
Easing the Pain...Bioware owns Mass Effect and these characters:More Like This
SSV Normandy, Captains Quarters:
Commander Sarah Shepard dragged herself down the steps as she stripped out of the cracked and dented armor she wore down to Tuchanka. She was so tired and just emotionally done. She staggered a bit and caught herself against the wall by her desk.
She couldn't believe Mordin was dead. He was such a good friend, she loved hearing him ramble on about STG, his work, ethics and even art. The black cloud gathered around her soul again. Everyone she valued and loved died. She sank to her knees and
Mass Effect: Legacy - Chapter 1The transport shook rather violently as it reentered normal space and she exhaled the breath she hadn't realized she was holding. She was used to being in space, space wasn't the problem, but making a jump in a small transport was quite different than doing so in a ship of respectable size. She looked around the compartment and the faces told her that at least she wasn't alone, the apprehension lay thick.More Like This
"First jump, blue?" Asked the lanky young human to her right, a small chuckle to his voice
"I'm an asari traveling on a transport from Earth, what do you think?" She snarled in response, regretting her tone almost immediately. The boy just
The Battle in Me: Chapter 3There were phrases that Shepard’s standard translator could not convert into another language; idioms, colloquialisms, or even the odd pop culture reference. But this time, it didn’t matter how many languages her translator made available to her. There was no possible way, in any language, to tell Joker the truth of what she had done. Shepard saw her friend stand in front of her, trying to put on a brave, happy face despite his pain. A pain she had inflicted.More Like This
For once, the great, eloquent Commander Shepard was speechless.
“I know I might not be at the top of your ‘Most Likely to Survive’ list, but you can at le
Edward Cullen vs. Edward ElricEdward vs. EdwardMore Like This
Once upon a blank piece of paper, two very different characters from two very different fandoms happened to bump into each other.
One was short (but don't tell him that!), had long blond hair pulled back in a braid and wore a striking red overcoat. The other was tall, bronze-haired and wore a T-shirt with "I'm 2 sexy 4 my sparklz" printed on the front. The only traits they had in common were their genders, golden eyes, first names and the utter shock of meeting each other. Both gasped dramatically, pointed a finger at the other and yelled,
"IT'S EDWARD CULLEN!"
"IT'S EDWARD ELRIC!"
After shouting the obvious truth to th
#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA updateMore Like This
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
MLP RantEDIT: added one last point at the bottom. I had to address it.More Like This
I'm sorry, I just have to get this out. I'll state the things I want to rant on separately and I'll try to make it quick
First off, the fans:
This sums up just about all my thoughts on the fans.
You insane fans need to calm the hell down. All you guys are going to earn yourselves is trolls.
The more you complain about other people having opinions, the more people will turn against or leave the franchise.
You are not helping.
Next off, VECTORS:
Congratulations, you have decent skills with photoshop.
Now draw your own $*!t
Wouldn't you rather be able to do amazing stuff like this:
then only be able to trace a screenshot?
you guys are not talented or original. nor do you look cool. I'm tired of seeing 300 freaking vectors pop up in my inbox each day. I swear, this crap is gonna turn into the new recoloring.
Thirdly, Pony creator pictures:
These abominations are just as bad as vectors. THEY'RE
Blue Eyes and Black Eyes - Chapter 3Title: Chapter 3 – Embrace EternityMore Like This
Universe: Mass Effect (ME 1)
Major Characters: Kaelis Terrilian Shepard, Liara T'soni
Other Characters: Garrus Vakarian, Urdnot Wrex, Kaiden Alenko, Ashley Williams, Jeff "Joker" Moreau, Tali Zorah nar Rayya
Liara felt strange memories touching the recesses of her mind and wondered what half-formed dream was easing her passage back into consciousness since she must have passed out from fatigue and hyperthermia trapped in the ruins.
She realised that she must be awakening from a lapse into unconsciousness. The dream became more vivid as she slowly regained her awareness. She had dr
Mass Effect 3 alternate ending Awakening part 17More Like This
The following day, just as Liara had anticipated, the doctors arrived. Like a group of flies they swarmed around Shepard, reading measurements, giving shots, unplugging and re-plugging all kinds of cords and just making Shepard feel as uncomfortable as possible.
"Is, ouch, is this all really necessary, ouch!" Shepard asked as she was getting her final shots.
"It is", one of the Salarian doctors replied, "The worse has passed, but there is still a lot of recovery left for you Commander. We've already reconstructed your damaged muscle tissue from scratch, healed your broken bones, skull and spine, healed the numerous open wounds all around
Prego-Phoenix: Twenty-nine - ArabellaBabies are great. They bring people together; even those that you think would never come together. It brings joy and happiness to the mother and everyone around. So why do I feel so alone?More Like This
I am surprised at how much Phoenix has brought my family together. My father didn't care about the whole Trevor ordeal anymore and even my mother came to see the baby. She told me she was sorry about everything that happened and about not visiting me but that my dad and her would definitely do it now. They were a lot of congratulations and happiness but I just couldn't be happy. The love of my life is gone and now I am left with no one. Sure my parents and
Prego-Phoenix: Twenty-eight - ArabellaTime is not linear. Time is not fun. Time is not your friend. Time is a bitch.More Like This
As soon as I feel water running down my leg, I know that I am about to go into labor. Bourne leaves me to fight with Trevor and fear that I will have to give birth in the midst of everything. Just then, I see a car pull up and Alexis gets out of the car along with Lochner and they run to me. Or well, Alexis does because Humphrey has gotten a hold of Lochner.
"Are you alright, chica?"
"My water broke… I'm going to have the baby."
"Calm down and walk slowly to the car with me. I will get you to hospital."
I hold onto her for support and a contraction hits me so
Prego-Phoenix: Twenty-seven - BourneWoe to those who are in mourning. Woe to those in pain. Woe to those who need consoling. Woe to those entranced. Woe to me and woe to you, we all are in danger no matter what we do. Woe is me, woe is me, take this pain and set me free.More Like This
No one will ever understand what it feels like to feel yourself turning from an eighteen year old and then into a baby. The feeling is gross and creepy and unnatural. Sure, doing it because of the phoenix is freaky enough, but continually doing it without the help of the phoenix is almost unbearable. Not only that but my mind has been slipping in and out of ages so much that it doesn't even remember who is wha
LoZ: Mysterious Travel Guide ch.25Chapter 25More Like This
Finn was sitting next to Link on the balcony of a large tree house, Cleo and SK were inside sleeping, the rest of the team were in other tree houses. Night was already falling so the team needed to rest up for the final confrontation with Ganondorf. They were silent for awhile, looking at the darkening sky, until Finn broke the silence.
"Do you know how weird it is when you end up getting yourself into situations you don't intend to get into, all due to innocent curiosity? And yet, with one thing leading to another, you just don't get out of those situations, because you don't know how or your curiosity gets you in even deeper. A
LoZ: Mysterious Travel Guide ch.26Chapter 26More Like This
"Midna's right, it's for the best if we leave him behind... Things will be far more dangerous and... I don't want him to get hurt." That was also an honest answer. As much as she was angry at SK at the moment, she would prefer that he avoided getting himself killed.
"Listen, about the danger. You know that we don't have to face it either. In fact, I think it's time for us to return to our world."
Cleo looked up at him. "What?"
"We should stay out of this fight and go straight back home."
"Because," Finn said a little impatiently. "If we continue toward the final fight, we could die. This could very well be our last cha
The Fight to LiveF-Shep/LiaraMore Like This
Her final defiant shout was lost as her world blossomed in beautiful, terrifying, all-consuming light and heat. She heard her flesh sizzling and searing and smelled the acrid stench of it even as she inhaled those hungry flames and felt the terrible intensity of the living fire within her breast. The agony crushed her physically and lit every nerve in hyper-sensitive torment as she felt herself picked up and thrown like so much trash across an endless expanse of forever.
It was her end. Again. Her last moments. Again.
A part of her absently recalled those thoug
Mass Effect-DestinyPrologueMore Like This
In 2157 the first human recorded contact with other life in the galaxy was during the Mass Relay 314 incident. The humans had attempted to reactivate the forbidden 314 relay, which had been sealed centuries before by the council in a attempt to prevent the rachni from returning. The turians had attacked the humans in order to stop them, which resulted in the First Contact War.
What neither race knew was that this was not the first time that the council had attempted to make contact with the people of Earth 145 years before. The asari councilor had led a small group of respresentatives to Earth to make contact with the people of t
After the Reapers (my ME3-ending) CH. 2CHAPTER 2 THE NIGHT OF VICTORY (GarrusxFemShep)More Like This
That night had been incredible, the Earth on fire under the deadly beams of Reapers had suddenly turned into a theater of cheerful shouts and tears of joy, kisses and hugs.
The machines had suddenly collapsed thunderously to the ground like inanimate puppets, smashing buildings and crushing other victims, but abruptly ending a nightmare from which it seemed impossible to wake up.
Garrus and Liara had followed Shepard, running with her at breakneck speed and watching her back, up to the moment she was hit by the beam.
After the impact Garrus had run towards that point, sure to see bef
Mass Effect: The Waiting AreaOne moment, there was darkness and pain and nothing else.More Like This
Commander Shepard managed to take a breath...and she quickly exhaled "Oh!" as she shot up into a sitting position in her bed on the Normandy, in her short-sleeved Alliance uniform. Disoriented, confused, she reflexively placed a hand to her forehead. "M-my quarters...?"
Just like that, her eyes snapped open and alert as she looked halfway across the room to the lounge area...and saw a man sitting there on the large comforter. He was just beyond middle age, with white hair and beard, dressed simply yet elegantly in an ivory suit. He looked at her with a bored expres
ME3 - NightmaresTitle: NightmaresMore Like This
Timeline: Before reaching Cerberus Headquarters
Main characters: Alais Shepard and Liara T'Soni
It was dark, pitch black, she couldn't even see her hand in front of her face, 'where am I?' she thought. Then as suddenly as the thought left her mind a white light appeared in the distance, with no place else to go she ran towards it while it became bigger and bigger until it engulfed her and then she saw... "Kaidan?!"
"It's the right choice and you know it Ash" he said, it was Virmire, Kaidan was holding back the geth defending the bomb that was supposed to blow up the whole facility "it was an hono
The EntryMore Like This
Title: The Entry
Game: Mass Effect 3
Disclaimer: Owned by Bioware
So, this is an unusual departure for me. I am on my third run of ME3 and I was staring at my FemShep who is romancing Garrus and I finally figured something out about her. I don't know why I figured this out about her but I did at like 9 morning it wasn't intentional but I just looked at her, the way I played the game, and I came up with why she acts this way in my head. I'm not trying to be ground breaking or a revolutionary with this. Hell I'm probably taking a great risk posting this the way it is. And this is why Biow
Someday You Will Be Loved Ch. 1More Like This
Avert your eyes.
Avert your eyes.
Look away now; before he catches you staring!
You're such an idiot Markus. Such an... damn it.
"I, uh..." Want you. I want you to press me up against the wall, kiss me violently, confess to me that you've always known how I felt, that you've always felt the same way, confess that you've always wanted me the way I want you, as much as I want you. I want to marry you, settle down somewhere and adopt a bunch of kids and love happily ever after. I want- "Could you go up to the bridge and ask Joker how we're doing? I'll get up there in a minute."
Kaidan looked confused at him f