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Convergent Paths Part - 2.1 - Elizabeth Part 1Convergent Paths Part - 2.1 - Elizabeth Part 1 by briscojr84
Un-Aligned Territory Galactic West
April 18th, 6199 C.E.
Klaus Straussfeld let out a contented sigh as he put his boots up on the highly polished surface of his teak desk and glanced around his almost sumptuously decorated office; dark wood paneling covered the walls and landscapes of dark foreboding woodlands hung from it; bookshelves and display cases also graced the exterior walls of the room and a small conference room and seating area occupied opposite sides of the other end of the room.
It had been over a year since the end of the 7th Pan-Galactic War and the debacle that Emperor Franz IX had made of it.
As it was Klaus himself had barely escaped being killed aboard the Kaiser and had also managed to turn things around a bit there at the end having disposed of his two most annoying foes; Ethan Masters and Raven Sikorsky.
“Oh yes,” Klaus thought to himself a smug smile curving his now unscarred face as the thought of the two thorns in his
VesselYour heart is a compass.Vessel by xxdraxx
Broken, perhaps, but I know
It’s always searching for the North Star.
Which way will your beard point tonight?
Because He'sHe’s listeningBecause He's by xxdraxx
Millions of them.
A flash of red
And a navy hat
No warning – now motionless
With skin turned to shadows.
Broken TongueSo he says to me,Broken Tongue by xxdraxx
I’m not trying to be offensive,
I’m just saying, its obvious English isn’t your native language.
If English isn’t my mother tongue,
I don’t know what is.
I speak broken English,
I speak non-existent Cantonese.
All the kids who look like me on TV
Hold the vocabulary I let sky dive off of my tongue.
I never had a full conversation with my grandparents,
Instead, I would communicate by uttering keywords
Like a Command Prompt, words such as 奶 or
面包, words I could never pronounce properly for the life of me.
Sorry, could you repeat that? I don’t understand.
It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you,
It’s just that…I don’t know how.
I think English, I dream Cantonese,
I speak…broken tongue.
Six Manipulations: Chapter 1All days start out smoothly through the grassy hills of Ponyville, going straight to the farm fields of Sweet Apple Acres. The morning is bright and colorful, and full of clouds swirling into vast patterns in the sky. There is a tired expression on Applejack’s face when she trots out of her house. She looks at the agenda she’d scheduled out today mentally in her head. There first comes the daily apple picking, plowing on the cornfields, and the renovating on the old red barn. Big Mac comes out beside her, along with Apple Bloom who just finished her waffles for breakfast.Six Manipulations: Chapter 1 by ClaimedDawn
“You guys ready for another work day at Sweet Apple Acres.” asked Applejack
“E-Yup” Big Mac responded.
“I am” Apple Bloom agreed, “You said William is coming to
Six Manipulations: Chapter 2 Spike ran down the dirt street when heading toward Pinkie Pie’s new apartment, that’s just across from where she worked at Sugarcube Corner. While heading towards the building, Rainbow Dash swept down from behind, surprising Spike.Six Manipulations: Chapter 2 by ClaimedDawn
“Woah, what’s the idea?” shouted Spike.
“Come on, I’m just saying hello.” Rainbow Dash snorted.
“Yeah, well I’m on my way to visit Pinkie Pie.” Spike answered back.
“Why, what’s going on?” Rainbow Dash asked.
“Rarity wants her to critique her new dress.” Spike replied.
“Oh, for Maud Pie?” Rainbow guesses.
Six Manipulations: Chapter 3 The gang was in real shock when they saw the ugly change taking hold of Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash. Twilight herself, is building up anger second by second when she looks at Queen Volucris.Six Manipulations: Chapter 3 by ClaimedDawn
“WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO THEM?” Twilight demanded.
“A simple brainwashing spell I’ve been practicing for months.” Volucris cooed, “Your friends feel no pain from it luckily. In fact, I think they enjoy their new outlook.”
“What short of harmful chaos are you plotting?” Discord sneered.
“Harm? None at all. I’m just maintaining the place from all it’s disgusting acts of friendship and love. All I’m simply doing i
Six Manipulations: Chapter 4 Spike and William cry in unwanted defeat when they’re stuck in the cage. Discord begins to cry faster and faster in despair, along with Ian, Tails, and TJ. Leo becomes distraught, showing no emotion and standing still.Six Manipulations: Chapter 4 by ClaimedDawn
“LET HER GO!” Tails screams in anger.
“Oh, but then I won’t complete my final steps of control.” Volucris cooed, “And I can’t just abandon my plans, not after I came so far.”
“Twilight…” Discord pleas, “I know you’re strong, you have to fight this…”
“SHUT UP YOU PIECE OF GRABAGE CARP SHIT!” The evil Twilight screams, keeping an sinister look on her face.
The Shot It was now 9:00 P.M. I just came out of a cinema seeing a 6:30 show. I walk out of the building and notice everything is different compared to what I’ve just seen on the screen. I then look at my clock, thinking of somewhere I have to be at 10:00. The daily virus background check requires all citizens in the city to get their shot, not by financial charge, but by law. The hospital is only ten miles away. I pass by the moving advertisements of Chinese noodles, shining over store complex buildings. I then go through the train station entrance, covered and saturated with green lights. The middle of the station has a waterfall fountain with yellow light in the water. I take the stairs down to the subway train, which arrives just in time. After getting in, I felt a cramp on my back, because of the tight squeeze to fit in with the other people in the shuttle. It only lasted five minutes though, just so the train moved and stopped at where I needed to go. Still, the experiThe Shot by ClaimedDawn
The Door Three sets of double doors formed the entrance of the hospital. To the east and west of the receptionist stood two more sets of different hallways. Each corridor they lead down continued to be divided by doorways. There were enough doorways in each hall that when a new door appeared in the early hours of a clear, cold, autumn day, it went largely unnoticed.The Door by ClaimedDawn
A couple months after October 2040, the hospital was shut down for good. After charges of illegal blood transfusions, trust was lost in the institute of health. As lately, people often spread rumors of the double doors they saw when they were last at the hospital. The rumors made their way to Jane Foucault, a doctor who had taken an early retirement when the hospital was shut down.
Jane set herself an appointment to have an interview with one of the officers, scanning suspicious activity
THE VALVE opening sequenceFade in-TITLE #1-This is a DAWN productionTHE VALVE opening sequence by ClaimedDawn
Instant Fade In- the letters VHS on top of the word Play can be seen on the top right corner of the screen. The way it looks so far seems like we’re going to watch a tape. The camera than instantly turns on in front of a happy looking tour guide man, giving us the feeling this video is pre-recorded. This sequence is in live action before we get into the animation.
Hello future resident. Perhaps you’re wondering what’s
going to happen to the world around
us, after the apocalypse comes. Will you
wish you drop dead, be a carcass,
and maybe get fear into your adrenaline?
(laughs) Well, shut down those thoughts!
The camera instantly zooms out to show a huge black dome, as high as a skyscraper, and as wide as… well… this dome is fucking big enough the rest of it can’t fit the res
I Was RaisedI was raised byI Was Raised by ClaimedDawn
Fighting for rights
Strong, and dare taking
Type of people.
“I can relate to them”
Type of people.
Silk shirt wearing
“No time to rush”
Type of people.
NEW CONTEST!!!! :DDDDDEDIT, 25/06 - go here for updated version http://missblossomutonium.deviantart.com/journal/NEW-CONTEST-DDDDD-Updated-3-Days-To-Go-310660045NEW CONTEST!!!! :DDDDD by MissBlossomUtonium
Wait wait wait- I know what you're thinking: 'OMG NT NUTHR CONTST!' But just wait- you'll love it...!
Hehe, so anyway, I got a ton of points recently (but also lost a ton of babysitting money :iconhappytearsplz, but it was worth it Okay, so I have had 2 awesome ideas so this contest will have 2 sections, but unlike my last contest, they're completely different!!!
Section 1: Best Dressed
Okay! So this section will be about nothing more than fashion!
Basically, you will take your pick of my OCs from the bottom of this journal and choose an AMAZING outfit for them! :iconomgsocuteplz: Literally anything! From swimwear to nig
Tips For Art-Writing BlockWriter's and Artist's block--Everyone's nightmare. We've all been there, and if you haven't yet, then trust me, you will. So I decided to put together a little thing on what you can do to either stay out of a block or to get out of a block.Tips For Art-Writing Block by sonia555
Take a Break
So, haven't we all heard this one? Believe me, though. It is true. My dad always suggests when I'm on an artist's block to put it down for a day and write a story. Play a video game, read a book. Geez, study for that quiz on Wednesday! Do something else, as long as that something else doesn't involve getting you killed. Also, don't force yourself to draw or write something if you're on a block. Believe me, (I've tried) it'll turn out absolutely horrible. I suppose the only exception to this would be an art or writing homework assignment (For us students) that's due the next day.
Ok, I know above I said not to force yourself to draw. Perhaps I should've said something like, "Don't force you
On The Use Of DeathA little bit of helpful advice to those young padawan writers out there. The following applies to the writers of ALL prose, no matter what genre you're in, so listen up.On The Use Of Death by blizzardwolf1
Death in the use of storytelling is a very tricky thing, and I've seen plenty of writers and even filmmakers screw it up with the greatest of ease.
Now, please, don't get me wrong, death is a VERY powerful and emotionally motivating tool to use in prose, and can be the deciding factor in whether or not your story is cream or crap. By all means, it's there to be made use of, but you've got to remember that it's no arbitrary thing.
First of all, once you've made the decision to kill a characters, once it's been deemed by the events of your writing that an important person has to die, it has to have meaning behind it, or at least surrounding it. Either they've nobly sacrificed their lives for their loves and comrades, or they've become so depressed and withdrawn they finally turn to suicide for an escape, or their death h
Writing Paranormal CharactersAs a writer of prose, you may at some point to want to write about a character or characters which are paranormal. We could perhaps debate over the exact definition of the word paranormal, and some may prefer supernatural - a word more closely associated with magic, whereas paranormal tends to be taken to mean something outside the realms of science (though of course, it is not as clear-cut as that, and you may like to think that I am wrong in saying this).Writing Paranormal Characters by simplyprose
For the purposes of this guide, both paranormal and supernatural refer to conscious beings, not found in the animal kingdom, that differ in some way to what I controversially call normal humans (some paranormal beings may be human, in part or in whole). To give some well-known examples: ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves and mermaids all fall into this category. The details, of course, are up to the writer. If you t
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