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Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Chapter 42
Chapter 42: Special Chapter
The Bird in the Cage
The Lighthouse
Vertex Point Five
Homura Akemi's Room
Incubators don't panic.
Hmm.
True, this particular Incubator was trapped in some unknown location and imprisoned with little hope of escape. True, this one was cut off from the group mind, and if Homura Akemi's word was to be trusted, the group mind was either gone or corrupted beyond hope of recovery. For most other sentient beings, such circumstances would induce fits of helpless panic.
Incubators, however, don't panic.
He ("he" being the pronoun Incubators generally used for ease of communication with humans, despite its fundamental inaccuracy) was perhaps the last unaltered Incubator in existence, and true Incubators did not fear. Humans had a curious idiom he remembered hearing: "Afraid? I don't know the meaning of the word!" The statement implied ignorance to basic vocabulary on
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Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Chapter 41
Chapter 41: Night of Anguish
-VERTEX FOUR: 8.36679-
Uminari City
A superhuman battle tore through the streets of Uminari like a tornado; it was doubtful there would be anything left of the shopping district once they were done. The noise was incredible: peals of thunder shattered glass up and down the block of the deserted shopping district with each sounding, and the earth shuddered as the combatants threw each other through walls, through ceilings, through entire floors, leaving leveled buildings and piles of rubble in their wake. Blow after blow landed with titanic shockwaves, setting off waves of car alarms that added to the growing din.
This was no fight between a Precure and a giant monster; this was a duel between two Cures at full strength, so evenly matched that neither could triumph over the other. Another hit connected, and the city quaked in fear.
Yayoi Kise, Cure Peace, skidded backwards with her arms crossed over
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Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Ch. 40-2
CONTINUED FROM PART 1
A crash of thunder, a brilliant flash of light. The battle raged on in the skies above the Uminari shopping district, the two old enemies once more locked in a mortal struggle. Rubeus had new tricks of his own, Sailor Moon thought. The exploding dark energy ball thingies were no picnic the first time around, but this time they seemed stronger and hit harder, even with the added protection of her new shielding. The Black Moon soldier roared and made a headlong charge, his hands brimming with flame. She pirouetted out of his way, diving down a few meters before once again checking Imperium's readout: Cooldown 78% complete. Great.
"I remember, you know!" Rubeus said from above her. "I remember dying when my ship exploded above Earth… I remember the heat, the pressure, my body catching fire and crumbling away… and I have another set of memories of Wiseman killing me! I was supposed to be a great warrior f
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Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Ch. 40-1
Chapter 40: The First Attack
PART 1

-VERTEX FOUR: 8.36679-
Uminari City
Dead End had come.
Of course, the mysterious warning message that flashed across every TSAB screen weeks before reached here as well, though its audience was much smaller. Vertex Four's Earth—"Non-Administered World #97" in Bureau parlance—was not considered at all notable until a few years ago. More specifically, it was Uminari, a seaside city nestled in Tokyo's Minato ward, that piqued the Bureau's interest, though it was hard to tell why on the surface. At a distance, Uminari could have been almost any Japanese city: clean, peaceful, somewhat crowded. It used to be wholly unremarkable, no one's idea of a place to stage an invasion.
However, after the extraordinary first meeting of Nanoha Takamachi and Yuuno Scrya three years before, Uminari had become an unlikely hotbed of Bureau activity. Uminari was the home of the Takamachi family, Hayat
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Literature
Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Chapter 39
Chapter 39: Fantine's Confession
TSAB L-Class Inspection Cruiser Arthra
First Recovery Ward
Erika Kurumi's eyes opened just a crack. The glaring light from above was much too bright for her, so she groaned and squeezed them shut again. It took more effort than it should have, like the command got stalled on the way from her brain to her eyelids.
"Erika!" said a familiar voice next to her. "E-Erika, are you awake? Please say you're awake!"
"Dun' wanna," Erika muttered. She rolled over to go back to sleep… or attempted to, she didn't get far.
The arms that seized her around her neck and hugged her tight were Tsubomi's; nobody else smelled like a fresh-cut spring garden even weeks removed from any real flowers. "Erika…" said Tsubomi, choking back more tears.
"Oog," said Erika in reply. Surprisingly articulate for first thing in the morning. Or whenever.
"I was so worried, I thought I'd lost you, I tho
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Literature
Uravity Falls, Chapter 2
Chapter 2: Misfire Number One
 
The Next Day
 
“... so, sensei , I know you’re still angry with him about the fight, but what do you think? Is it okay?”
“GRR... Bakugou… you want to… ARGH…”
“Just meet with him, that’s right.”
“Up… RRRRRGH… up on… RRRAARGH...”
“... The roof?”
“ROOF!” shouted Ryo Inui, also known as Hound Dog, U.A.’s guidance counselor. Froth flew from the edges of his muzzle. “ROOF ROOF ROOF ROOF ROOF ROOF…”
“I’ll, uh…” Ochako swallowed and took a few steps backward. “I’ll just come back another time.”
“BARK,” Inui-sensei added. And furthermore, expanding on that statement: “BARK! GRR RARRGH BARK BARK BOW WOW WOW WOW BARK!” He continued much in that manner even as he tore apart his desk drawer, eve
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Literature
Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Chapter 38
"Nothing changes, nothing ever will
Every year another brat, another mouth to fill
Same old story, what's the use of tears?
What's the use of praying if there's nobody who hears?
Turning, turning, turning, turning, turning through the years...

Turning, turning, turning through the years
Minutes into hours, and the hours into years
Nothing changes, nothing ever can
Round and round the roundabout and back where you began
Round and round and back where you began..."
- Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer
SHATTERED SKIES: THE MORNING LIGHTS
By BHS
ACT III: UNBREAKING
Chapter 38: Master of the House
La Fin de Toute
(formerly Galactica Palace)
Stars.
Sayaka Miki sat on the lip of the battered half-asteroid that housed Dead End's palace, wrapped in layers upon layers of energy shielding as she gazed up at the stars. The shielding likely wasn't
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Literature
Uravity Falls, Chapter 1

URAVITY FALLS

By BHS
For Healy, who got me on board.
[Author's Note: This story takes place after Episode 61 of the anime, or roughly Chapter 121 of the manga. Spoilers for plot developments up to this point.]
Chapter 1: Sauntering Vaguely Downwards
"There's someone you like, right~?"
That question had been echoing in Ochako Uraraka's mind for days on end.
"There's someone you like, right~?"
True, the girl who asked it was disturbed… okay, crazy… okay, psychotic. Just the thought of that girl made Ochako sick. Toga giggled and squealed and declared herself "friends" with poor Tsuyu and babbled about intimate, private things, all while trying to murder her and Tsuyu both.
Psychotic she was… but she wasn't wrong.
"There's someone you like, right~?"
The question came to mind yet again as Class 1-A filed out the double doors of Heights Alliance on t
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Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Ch. 37-2
CONTINUED FROM PART 1
YAYOI
Vertex Point Three
Yayoi and Yui's Room
They sat together in the dark, their hands entwined. Neither Yayoi Kise nor Yui Nanase had spoken for a long time. As things were, they hardly needed to speak. The two had achieved that special kind of closeness, where one partner could tell what the other was thinking… a kind of magic that put Precure powers to shame.
"Yui-chan," said Yayoi finally. She took a deep breath to steady herself. "Kaioh-san told me. My… my friends, they're…" An uncontrollable shudder wracked her body. "Joker's doing horrible things to them. A-and... and th-there's another me. Another me from another world, a me that he's… that he's made into something evil and twisted like he is…" A deeper shudder. What Kirara told her about her other self was almost too awful to bear: an innocent version of herself that
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Shattered Skies: The Morning Lights, Ch. 37-1
(Author's Note: Strap yourselves in, everyone. Consider this a TRIGGER WARNING for scenes of intense emotional trauma, and prepare yourselves accordingly.
Also: please be sure to check out Mirror Shards, a new Shattered Skies recursive fanfiction by Storyteller222, which follows his Precure OC Kyoko as she experiences the aftermath of Dead End's war on reality. Mirror Shards isn't strictly necessary to enjoy Shattered Skies, of course, but it's a different perspective on the story… one which has my full approval, and which I'm glad to collaborate on. You can find it here on or on his DA page at deviantart.com-slash-ArtIdiotGuy222.
Also also: no, you're NOT hallucinating, I have indeed changed the story's title. Keep reading, there is an explanation.
Also also also: Remember, comments are an author's food pellets! Share the love, and consider helping me make more stuff by
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BHS (Brian Stanley)
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I'm a writer. I write stuff that's generally weird, but mostly entertaining. I've been on DA since 2003, ranking me among the Official Community of Old Farts™.

I write an ongoing original YA fantasy series called Tasakeru. I also host a YouTube toy review series called Silent InvenTOYry.

I'm also a Trekkie, a Browncoat, an incurable Japanophile, a trainee in the Evil League of Evil, and a devoted follower of the Church of Madoka. Now serving as Founder of PuellaMagi!

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Current Residence: Roanoke, VA
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Classical, J-Pop, J-Rock, Soundtracks
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: Media Player Classic
Shell of choice: Peanut butter in a candy shell.
Wallpaper of choice: Homura Akemi
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to choose from!
Personal Quote: "The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
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Week 8 - Back on the Horse
It took longer than I thought it would, but I'm finally making progress with Shattered Skies again. Chapter 43 is underway. It's going to be a shorter one, sort of an interlude between big events, but I like how it's coming out. I'm aiming to finish it by the end of the month if possible, but Tasakeru is my highest priority, followed by Episode 10 of Silent InvenTOYry. Episode 10 will be much, much less elaborate than the last one, but I've still got some special stuff planned for it. I have one more Semi-Short in line for mid-to-late March, and then I should be pretty well set until July, as far as SI goes. I'm also planning on finally finishing a certain other story that's been on the back-burner for way too long... it's one found on my AO3 page, which I won't link to for obvious reasons, but many people have expressed an interest in seeing it continue over the years. A conclusion is long, long overdue.



What you're seeing here is Hasbro launching an absolutely vicious joint attack on my wallet, my nostalgia, and my feels. An official Ecto-1 Transformer, jointly celebrating the 35th anniversaries of TF and Ghostbusters. Goddammit. Ten years ago, when Hasbro unceremoniously canceled Transformers Animated despite its huge success and the fandom's adoration of it in favor of focusing on Revenge of the Fallen, I swore off Transformers altogether. What happened to Animated was criminal. I loved the franchise, but seeing one of its best entries cut down in its prime (sorry) so that they could squeeze a little more money out of Michael Bay's juvenile, racist, incoherent trash fire... it still makes me angry today. But this... this is something I cannot resist, it's not within my power. I've loved Ghostbusters since I was three, watching The Real Ghostbusters cartoon religiously and building my very first action figure collection out of its spectacular toyline. I love the concept, I love the style, I love the humor, I love the music, I love the characters, I love the firehouse...


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... but I think more than anything else, I love the car. I'm not a car person, but to me, the Ecto-1 will forever be the coolest vehicle ever made. I used to dream about one day running my hand along the length of one of her glorious red fins... a dream that actually came true when I was eighteen, via a chance encounter in a museum on my senior class trip. To this day, if and when I make it big, I want to own her and ride in her at least once. I loved Transformers from an early age too, of course, but I never had the connection with them that I did with the Ghostbusters. More to the point, I never, ever imagined that some mad genius would ever combine the two. Well played, Hasbro, well played. Damn you.

- BHS
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  • Playing: Shovel Knight, Bioshock Remastered

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PsionicsKnight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
Hey there,

Hope you don’t mind me dropping in unnanouced, but I saw you were a fellow fan of the Sailor Moon monsters. And you believe that they should be given more love.

If you are interested, I do have a fanfic series planned where the MOTDs have very prominent roles. I even have started off by making a “guide” detailing things like history, physiology, culture, and more. I can tell you more, if you’re interested.

(Forgive me if I contacted you before about this. I don’t think I did, but if I did and forgot, I apologize if I’m being annoying.)
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bhsdesk Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Sure, that sounds cool! Note me for more details!
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PsionicsKnight Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
I’m glad you like it! I’ll send a note now!

Hope you enjoy!
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CloneWarrior85 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's your thoughts on Goblin Slayer? I remember you told me you didn't like Game of Thrones, and Goblin Slayer is sorta Game Of Thrones-ish. Just wanted to know if you feel the same about it or not?
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bhsdesk Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I watched Goblin Slayer, I thought it was just meh. The action was good... the rape scenes and fan service were off-putting, but the manga was way worse. I wouldn't really call it Game of Thrones-ish, because as awful as things in Goblin Slayer are, there's still a pretty distinct difference between the heroes and villains in terms of morality, and there is a small bit of hope for the world. Goblin Slayer is dour and cynical, but within my tolerance levels.
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NeoChandler Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Dude. You watched the Hugtto Futari Wa movie? 

I read the wiki and discovered that Toei just casted a guy best known to perform sexy male guys such as Ryuji (Persona 5), Setsuna (Gundam 00), and frickin' Ultraman Zero... 

to do a funny-sounding villain with a childish personality who looks like a bedsheet ghost. 
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bhsdesk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't seen the movie, as I'm still waiting for bluray fansubs, but I'm not surprised. Pretty much everyone has done a voice in Precure at one point or another.

Check out the list: www.pillowfort.io/posts/278242
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NeoChandler Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
*Ep. 48 of Hugtto came out* 

It's official. To many, Hugtto!Precure is now going against Gokaiger and Ultraman Mebius for the position of the best anniversary show.
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bhsdesk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely.
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NeoChandler Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
Man. Hugtto just doesn't know when to stop when it comes to make it look good to everyone, to the point it feels less like a Precure season and more of a western cartoon with dramedy elements that just so happen to be made into a Precure season. 
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