TF: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest EntryTitle: Transformers: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest Entry
Universe: G1 (Pre-Earth)
Warnings: Violence, Non-canon character death
Author's Note: This is my (mostly) unedited first draft. The contest specified minimal editing, which was extremely difficult for me. While I don't think this is bad, it's not as refined as I'd normally post. In fact, there are two details which need work/editing. Hopefully, they're not as obvious to others as they are to me (since I'm super critical of my own work).
Smoke hung heavy over Praxus, obscuring optics and clogging vents. Here, the once proud city-state stood cracked and charred, covered in ash. The glorious crystals of the Helix Gardens, the pinnacle of Cybertronian art and beauty, lay shattered. Many of the civilians were gone, long since fled or dead. Those that remained had abandoned their civilian ways, forced into more militaristic roles.
Raising above the surrounding ruins, th
PotC: Pirate Kings and Bloody SpoonsTitle: Pirates of the Caribbean: Pirate Kings and Bloody SpoonsMore Like This
Time Frame: After Pirates of the Caribbean 3 At World's End
Pairings: Mentioned Will x Elizabeth
Warnings: SPOILERS for Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction prompt, “Pirate”. I thought about doing various different franchises, but this one just stuck in my head. Yes, I used real life experiences for the some of this. Word count: 351
Elizabeth Turner eyed her adversary with unwavering eyes. She tightened her lips, considering the upcoming struggle.
The pewter flatware piece lay, mocking her, underneath the royal blue settee. Elizabeth stroked the main obstacle between her and the rogue cutlery – her swollen stomach. Her unborn child chose that moment to stretch itself out. With an awkward grunt, Elizabeth straightened her back, trying to accommodate the babe's movement. The child's new position – one of his or her extremitie
AU Thor: Ideals Ch. 1Title: AU Thor: IdealsMore Like This
Chapter 1 - The Definition of Help
Universe: Thor Movie-verse (read warnings)
Warnings: Alternate Universe (mirrorverse), minor violence, mentioned torture
Author's Note: This is my mock entry for my Topsy Turvy contest. I started thinking of possible mirrorverse scenarios, and this popped into my head. I may turn this into a multi-chapter story. I have more I want to do with it.
Fear motivated him. Fear of death and pain, lingering, gnawing pain.
Not his own. He would have welcomed it, if he could have, if his ‘king’ would have allowed it. No, the pain and death he feared fell upon others while he watched, forced to witness the consequences of his actions. If he spoke out of turn, one of the slaves – his people – were brought before him and beaten until they fell unconscious. His people were proud and strong; the beatings could last hours. If he disobeyed, one (or two, or more) of his kind were hung outside his c
Transformers: Tactile IrritationTitle: Transformers: Tactile IrritationMore Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “pet(s)”. I think all pet owners have been in this situation (well, not exactly, but you know what I mean). Completely by accident, this one has no dialogue. But these two are know for being chatterboxes. Word count: 273
A wall of computer terminals dominated Soundwave's personal workstation, each one compiling separate reports, files, projects and other sundries, all the while more came in. At present, he had one hundred fifty three items requiring his attention. He attended each one with equal care.
The number three power regulator displayed a 4.23% drop in efficiency. He consulted the duty roster and assigned Long Haul to repair duty.
A report indicated possible increased Autobot activity in Sector 5.3.7. He deployed Laserbeak to survey and determine its validity. He flagged it for followup.
Darkness LightBlackened, charred, broken and too tired to careMore Like This
What happened to the young man’s heart all open
With one eye open to all and the other’s dead stare
When did the heart die to all things an old cold den
Stone hardened cracked and blistering hot still
My eyes closed to all that is good all that is real
I eat of the world and to no end do I get my fill
Blind to the love and light can not the touch feel
She calls to me from the dark, Beckoned to the light
She cries for me, my soul, my love to break free.
She prays for love to seek, never giving up the fight
She looks into to me trying to find my hearts true key
The darkness around, My cry frees me, her souls embrace
Light is bright, scorching my sight so long in the dark
The world old and new, If soul could open, find its base
Her heart is there for me to take, a new light and spark
To guild me, to love me, to hold me true, her own light
To bind me, to find me, to bring me the one true sight.
Transformers: Out of the Cold Pt. 2Title: Transformers: Out of the Cold Pt. 2More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme, “stress.” We had to either include the emotion or the word. I don't normally do sequels, but I had several requests and this scenario came to mind and demanded I write it. Who am I to argue? Word count: 298
“Don't stress a strut, Scream – Starscream! It's just snow!” Skywarp said, vocals raised in panic. The teleporter cowered behind Thundercracker, away from their infuriated trine leader.
Starscream pointed his null-ray at the two. “You … you threw a ball of snow at my head!”
“Not me!” Thundercracker protested. He tried to move but the purple Seeker clung to him. “Skywarp, let me go or I'll let the twin terrors 'judo' you next time!”
“It's just a little snow!”
“Thundercracker, if you don't wish to be shot, I suggest you move,”
Close your eyesIf you close your eyes.More Like This
You will have my hand.
Breath can tell no lies.
The truth warm in sand.
If you trust my heart.
You know my soul.
With the taste so tart.
To fill your bowl.
If you hear my words.
They sound like ice.
As they soar like birds.
To life this is the spice.
When you turn your back.
And the doors shut tight.
When you know I lack.
I am gone from sight.
Transformers: A Few Days Past NeverTitle: Transformers: A Few Days Past NeverMore Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “freedom.” We had to include the word in our story. Word count: 497
“It's boring in here,” Skywarp complained, wings slumped. He shot an irritable glance at Thundercracker, who lingered outside his cell. The blue Seeker chose to keep his incarcerated trine mate company partially from a sense of duty, but mostly to stay out of sight of the third member of their group. “I can't teleport. I can't fly. I want to do stuff.”
“It wouldn't be a punishment if it were fun,” Thundercracker pointed out. “And, when given the freedom to 'do stuff,' you tend to do things that lead you here.”
Skywarp snorted. “Do you know when they're going to release me?”
“I think you're scheduled for a few days past never.”
The teleporter groaned loudly. “It wasn't that ba
Transformers: On the EdgeTitle: Transformers: On the EdgeMore Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction prompt to exclude any connotation of the word “be.” Yes, I wrote … a poem. Word count: 63 (a record!)
Peace flourishing, tranquility,
Crystal towers spiraling high,
On the edge of transcendence.
Beliefs shifting, morals differ,
Trod down, meager masses decry,
On the edge of entropy.
Factions warring, no peace in sight,
Blame others, their own flaws denied
On the edge of massacre.
Cities falling, broken and gone,
Populace fled into the sky,
On the edge of obsolescence.
GobletTo fill the goblet golden full.More Like This
With wine of vintage fair.
To your lips drink with a pull.
And drink with out a care.
This goblet is that of life.
On age is not allowed a sip.
There is bitter and strife.
And there is love to in dip.
Gem encrusted outer shell.
Each gleam a story bright.
A sound so true as a bell.
A finger on the rim tight.
Drink fully of this golden wine.
This vintage is aged just fine.
MtG: UntouchableTitle: UntouchableMore Like This
Universe: Magic the Gathering
Warnings: Mild Language, Some Violence, Mild Gore
Author's Note: This is for the flash fan fiction prompt, “Struggle.” There's more than one type of struggle portrayed, just because I like to add layers to my stuff. This is also my first MtG fan fiction. I hope it still make sense to my regular readers. It's about a character card (two, technically) from an older edition of the game. Word count: 470
She strode forward, ignoring the screams and moans. Her fine silk garments – the only material her flesh could touch – swirled about her. A villager shrieked, stumbling away from three ghouls that pursued him. Tears tracking down his dust-covered face, he turned and saw her; he took in her white skin, black lips and markings across her face. She extended a hand forward, her claw-like nails reaching out to him. He spun around and fled back to the ghouls.
Hand dropping, she allowed him to s
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics WeekMore Like This
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
Project Educate: Lit Basics WeekWelcome to Lit Basics Week, hosted by CRLiterature and projecteducate!More Like This
In the past we've had prose and poetry basics, so this time we're going to look at topics that apply across the board. We're pleased to bring you a wide range of topics, ranging from how to improve individual pieces of a work—dialogue, setting, emotion—to writers' block, writing environments, and even editing.
If you have suggestions for future literature weeks, or there's something you would have liked to see covered and wasn't, please note CRLiterature. We do think you'll learn something new this week, or see something in a new light.
You can find out about past weeks we've hosted here.
PE: Community Week PLZ AccountsCommunity Week - PLZ AccountsMore Like This
Can you spot the difference between and :icongladlikeplz
If you hover your mouse over it, you’ll see that the first is a link to a deviation (http://fav.me/d5judp5), while the second is an icon for a special type of account called a PLZ account.
PLZ accounts are deviantART accounts made for the sole reason of being an emoticon. Anyone can make these accounts. (For more information on making PLZ accounts, see this previous Project Educate journal http://fav.me/d3jjwiv.) The deviant chooses an account name that represents the image he/she wishes to display, and usually adds the phrase ‘PLZ’ at the end, so other deviants are aware that that account exists to be an emote (in the example above, the account name is “gladlikeplz”).
To use the PLZ account, you merely
Fan-Fiction-Tastic News #1Welcome to the first ever Fan-Fiction-Tastic News, covering the month of September, 2013!More Like This
My first month as Fan Fiction Community Volunteer has been exciting and wonderful. I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who has welcomed me and sent me DD suggestions. Really, your support and help - and, well, you - are what makes deviantART such a superb and flourishing community. I've said it before, and I probably will again, dA is my social networking site. I love this community and you.
Now that I've gotten my feels out of the way (wait, here's one more ... okay, now I'm done), let's get back to non-hug related business.
Halloween is fast approaching! What does that mean, besides oodles of candy and fun costumes? I'm looking for Halloween-ish Daily Deviation suggestions! Please send me any spooky, monstrous, or any&
Spontaneous Contest WINNARRRS!AND THE WINNERS ARE...!More Like This
Gosh. That went from "I really don't think anybody's gonna enter" to "Jeez how can I possibly pick?" in a big hurry... O_O You guys are really great, thank you all for playing.
I hope there won't be any sore feelings about not winning if you didn't! I loved every entry. You guys did awesomely.
For prompt number 1, "Flowers bloom in desolate places," the winner is ...
:iconorangebarmy:orangebarmy with their fic "Mantle" : http://fav.me/d7ha94k - Imagine the lair with nobody happy in it, not even Mikey! Doesn't get much more desolate than that. I'm glad the guys all managed to bloom anyway.
And for prompt number 2, "Our Day in the Sun," the winner is ...
:iconchonik-the-porcopine:Chonik-the-Porcopine with their art: http://fav.me/d7hh99u ! I really wanted something just fun and happy for this prompt, and that's exactly what's in this image. Fun in the sun! And EV
Themed Fan Fiction Contest UPDATE May 15th - Just under a week left on this! All entries are due by 11:59 PM PST on May 21st, 2014. Any questions, please ask!More Like This
I enjoyed the Topsy Turvy Fan Fiction Contest so much, I decided to have more short fan fiction contests! I plan do one each month for the rest of my Volunteer term. Let the writing begin!
This month, the contest revolves around themes. I'll provide a list of ideas, and you choose one or more of them to include into your story. You do not need to include the sentence word for word, just its concept. Example: if you choose "Sins of the father," for your theme, you can write a fanfic about the crimes of a character's father coming to haunt that person.
Themes to choose from:
"Abandoned Places""All He/She Wanted Was a Cup of Coffee""A Beautiful Day for an Apocalypse""Be
CONTEST [includes membership]WHAT?!?!? xDDD I bet that's your reaction, yep I'm having a contest! And yes this contest includes a membership for a prize. I doubt anyone will enter this contest though. xDDDD But let's just see (Please excuse my grammar today really I'm sorry!) Ok anyway this is a drawing contest, I highly doubt anyone wants to draw these following options......but it's all I got and I would really like to see more drawing of this or that SO let me say down below here what you can draw to enter. c: ((((I forgot to say this, I would love it if you'd feature this journal or write a journal about this linking it back to me thanks!))))More Like This
Skyatello (What is Skyatello? You ask let me put up a picture than some references of Donnie and Sky. c: ) Skyatello = (You get the idea?)
Now for the references of these 2 c:
Those are the char
November Contest WinnersLet me start off by saying that nearly all of the entries for this contest were great, enjoyable, with few flaws and showing great inspiration.More Like This
Some were better than others, and as always I strive to help others get better. If you did not win, do not fret. There are things for you to improve on yet. That doesn't mean you can't win in the future. If you work hard and strive to improve, you too may find yourself collecting your rewards.
But I digress, here are your winners.
- Phoneix14 with his poem:
- SirBayr with the prose piece:
- NearlyInvisibleMind with the poem:
Congratulations to the winners. You will all receive the prizes I owe you within 24 hours. If there are any problems with prizes, just let me know. And again, congratulations to all who entered for a wonderfully made-up contest. It could not have been done without each and every entry.
ACCEPTALLART CONTEST 2013 WINNERS!Well done to every one of you, all of your artworks were amazing!More Like This
It was wonderful to see so much talent from so many different people, and especially how all of you guys interpreted the theme "Music"!
See all entries here
The prizes are:
** I will notify the prize donors, however, if you do not receive your prize, it's your job to contact them. ^^
(if you'd like to offer prizes, feel free to comment below!)
First: 100 , feature from ceedeng, f-innick, WorldWar-Tori, 3 commissions from Kanadesonya, llama from The-Lost-Hope
Second: 75 , feature from ceedeng, f-innick, WorldWar-Tori 2 commissions from Kanadesonya, llama from The-Lost-Hope
Third: 50 , feature from ceedeng, f-innick, WorldWar-Tori, 1 commission from Kanadesonya, llama from The-Lost-Hope
Fiendish Fan Fiction Contest Winners!Let There Be Winners!More Like This
After much deliberation, we have chosen our winners! We had many excellent entries and it was hard to choose just three winners. I hope everyone enjoyed participating in this as much as we did reading the entries!
The theme of the contest was "Monsters and Creatures." All entries were judged on originality, skill level and emotional impact.
...Is A Tie!
Both DecepticonFlamewar and Fe0 will receive a Three Month Premium Membership!
Contraltissimo will receive a Six Month Premium Membership and
Birthday Contest Winners!It was surprisingly difficult to choose just three winners, even with only seventeen entries to the contest in total. You guys really pulled out all of the stops for this, and I'm grateful! Now, without further ado:More Like This
"Floored Petals" by GuinevereToGwen
"Toy Soldiers" by doughboycafe
"Golden" by saartha
"Calhoun County Mississippi 1932" by Braxton-T-Rutledge
"At World's End" by jswebb
Prizes will be distributed tomorrow! Thanks again to everyone who entered. I hope you all join me again for next year's contest.
Facts About Garrus VakarianMy personal favourites are Penis Related....Just sharing, they're funny to me.More Like This
Anyway, please enjoy.
*C-Sec labels anyone attacking Garrus Vakarian as a Code 45-11.... a suicide.
*Garrus Vakarian just says "no" to drugs. If he said "yes", it would collapse Omega's infrastructure.
*Garrus Vakarian doesn't shower, he only takes blood baths.
*Scientists have estimated that the energy given off during the Big Bang is roughly equal to 1GVHs (Garrus Vakarian Headshot)
*Garrus Vakarian does not sleep. He waits.
*Garrus Vakarian counted to infinity - twice.
*If you can see Garrus Vakarian, he can see you. If you can't see Garrus Vakarian you may be only seconds away from death.
*When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Garrus Vakarian.
*In fine print on the last page of the Guinness Book of World Records it notes that all world records are held by Garrus Vakarian, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten.
*Garrus Vakarian is c
The Legend of Korra - Book 2 TrailerThe next chapter of The Legend of Korra is almost here! Check out the trailer for The Legend of Korra - Book 2: Spirits coming this September.More Like This
Paid Fan Fiction OpportunityYes, you read that correctly. Soon, with the new Kindle Worlds feature, you can publish licensed fan fiction stories (on the Amazon Kindle or any device with the Kindle app), and receive royalties for it. Here's the catch (one of them, at least) - Amazon currently only has licenses to publish fan fictions from three worlds: the Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girls and Pretty Little Liars. They promise more worlds in the future. I certainly hope so. Personally, I'll be thrilled if they obtain the Transformers license.More Like This
Another catch, and not too surprising really, you have to follow their rules. Some of which include no pornography (not surprising), no offensive material (i.e. racial slurs, excessive violent or graphic content, excessive foul language - those last two seem somewhat subjective to me), no cross-overs, no poor customer service (i.e. quality control - misleading titles, poor formatting, no cover, etc.) and some others. I like
Fan-Fiction-Tastic News #9Hello all! Welcome to the ninth edition of my Fan-Fiction-Tastic News!More Like This
I hope May was a wonderful month for everyone. I would like to remind everyone that I'm always available for you to contact with anything you need, be it community questions or thoughts, or any help I can provide! I'd love to hear from you.
May Daily Deviations
Please keep sending those notes. I'm always interested in any DD suggestions you have! I'm particularly interested in any suggestions for upcoming holidays, like Independence Day.
May Weekly Features
Every week, I feature a new fan fiction story on my profile page. Drop by and check them out!
April Feature (2014)More Like This
Every month a new feature showcasing 3 characters will be posted up. If anyone has any suggestions they can post them in comments to this journal entry - http://creators-haven.deviantart.com/journal/Nominate-For-Monthly-Feature-408978268
Character created by Reiyaa
Kanna lives in a world known as Aria, which is inhabited by both Gods and Angels. There can only be one Angel within the world that is hexed with dark wings and the Angel that is fated to hold the curse is destined to live a life of imprisonment. Kanna was fated to hold this curse and is forced to conceal her wings from strangers and even from friends, trusting only one to hold her secret. Yet, what
Fishing for Wishes 2:2Featuring DD, Seniority and Exposure Wishes!More Like This
BloomingRoseXeniia wishes for a DD!
frantices wishes for a DD on this PSD pack
ProjecTSymbiosiS10 wishes for a DD!
The-Average-Alex wishes for seniority!
Alex has been a deviant for 3 years! He is a digital artist who enjoys helping the DA community by offering free resources and stock images. Alex is also the current administrator of Digital-Art-Club! Go check out The-Average-Alex and you will see that he is as generous as he is talented! If you agree, you can suggest him for seniority!
Felizias wishes for seniority!
Lisa has been a deviant for 6 years! She is a di
TF: Entomophobia - Halloween TradeTitle: EntomophobiaMore Like This
Warnings: Disturbing imagery
Author's Note: This is my submission for the TF-SecretSanta Halloween Trade for xDeadlyxxxDesirex. This is a Halloween story, so I tried for scary. It's not as lighthearted as my normal fics, although it has its humorous moments (I couldn't help myself). I pulled on two personal fears of mine when I wrote this, to try and add some real creepiness to it. I hope it works. Time conversions: Klik 1.2 minutes, Nanoklik approximately 1 second. Comm transmissions are marked with colons ::like this.::
The Rust Sea spread across Cybertron's equator, an immense red scar across its surface. Erratic pillars twisted into the sky. Corrosive gasses bled from the ground, slowly eating the land away, turning everything to an endless expanse of rust. Across the ground, miniature hills rose and fell, forming 'waves' that traveled as far as the optic could see.
Numerous Cybertronian artists tried to duplicate the Rust Sea in