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Grimwar - Terms and Phrases [QUICK GUIDE]Grimwar - Terms and Phrases QUICK GUIDE
Grimwar - the war between Darkstalkers and Prandorians
Darkstalkers - the invaders
Cultists - people that supports the Darkstalkers
Rebels - people who fight against the Darkstalkers
The Rip - a hole in the sky through which the Darkstalkers entered Prandor
Prandor - the planent the Grimwar takes place on
The District - Prandor's capitol
King's Isle - Prandor's smallest capitol; home of Pan's Tree and The District
Apparina - Prandor's second largest continent; full of jungles and beaches
Nickel - Prandor's largest continent; cold and mountainous
Mastinix - Another mountainous continent; warm and foresty
Vivia - Prandor's most inhabited continent; grasslands, forests, and hills
Crissen - Prandor's most dangerous continent; volcanoes and lava
Grimwar - Terms and Phrases Defined Grimwar - Terms and Phrases
Begins in 2170 when the Darkstalkers invade Prandor. The planet divides up into two groups: the Cultists and the Rebels.
Invaders from another dimension that enter Prandor through the Rip. They are dark, shadowy creatures whose only desire is to bring havoc to others.
Prandorians that support the Darkstalkers in the Grimwar. Essentially traitors.
Prandorians that fight against the Darkstalkers in the Grimwar. The good guys.
A giant hole in the sky through which Darkstalkers enter Prandor. There is no way to seal the hole, allowing more and more Darkstalkers to enter.
The planet on which the story takes place. Very similar to Earth in appearance, but has far more paranormal and magical ac
Dream Rant Dreams. We all have them, don't we? What is it about them that makes us so eager to achieve them? Is it the essential premise of improving our lives for the better? Perhaps it's the satisfaction of knowing you accomplished something.
We all have different dreams. Some of these dreams are easier to obtain than others. Does this imply that some of these dreams don't deserve to be reached? Who decides what is possible and what is not?
How do we know what dreams are worth pursuing? Is there any judgment for or against one's dreams?
And why do we give up so easily on that which we want? Perhaps others get in the way? Maybe you're not willing enough to reach your fantasy?
Most importantly, how do we know when our dream has been accomplished? Do we feel a sense of pride and success?
And then what? I'm weary about these so-called "unreachable fantasies." And yet, some dreams almost feel as so.
Rant: Names and NamingTopic: Names and Naming
Opening: I've briefly discussed why you should pick original, interesting names in my Originality rant, but I think it needs to be expanded upon. Not only the naming of your character is important, but everything else that requires a name must also be unique.
1.) Let's start with the most obvious: your character's name. As always, when creating a character, there are several hundreds of factors that go into that character. However, one of the most important is the name. It will be used over and over to refer to your character. So pick something interesting and fitting! It's a good idea to research names and their meanings to give you ideas or connections. If you were making a character with fire powers, instead of naming them something dumb like Blaze or Flame, search for "names that mean fire" and pick one of those! It's way more original. Trust me.
2.) Sometimes it's necessary to name a character's weapon. Instead of calling some sort of gun, a gun, come up wi
Rant: The GivenTopic: The Given
Opening: Aside from godmodding and lack of creativity, randomness is one of the worst things to have in any roleplay. Many times roleplays are ruined by random ideas that don't fit into any other ideas. There are two points to adress about this.
1.) First and foremost, you must go with what is said in a roleplay. Any roleplay whatsoever must consist of a basic idea which must be followed, which is made up of the given. The given is what is said by other participants. You see, for the most part, roleplaying is like improvisational acting: you cannot change something when it is given to you. For example: If I say that a giant ant attacks the city, the roleplay needs to progress in this direction, with limited randomness and additions. If somebody were to do something random, such as taking the roleplay to Mexico, randomness has begun and the given has been dropped. Don't ever drop or ignore the given!! Also note that you should never set up a given with one outcome in mi
RECOLLECTION In a land barren and far from civilization, CAMILLA VON FROSTSWORD I settles and starts a kingdom. She is accompanied by a small army and small number of civilians. With a little hard work, a small kingdom is established. The KINGDOM OF FROSTSWORD is hereby created.
The kingdom prospers for approximately three months before a neighboring kingdom is established. Under the rule of KING DECIMUS TESLA, the KINGDOM OF SPARKSUN, likes FROSTSWORD has several months of good fortune.
However, no longer than two months later, TESLA commanded a full on assault on FROSTSWORD, who had anticipated this. For two long weeks, the two KINGDOMS battled for FROSTSWORD's land, but FROSTSWORD claimed victory. TESLA swore revenge.
In reply to this threat, CAMILLA I sent her top knight and assassin AARON BLACK to kill TESLA to prevent any further wars involving the two KINGDOMS. BLACK obeys
Rant: OriginalityTopic: Originality
Opening: Far too often Fan Characters and Original Characters are so undeveloped that there's simply nothing special about them. Maybe your character has the same form as everybody else. Perhaps your character is the same species as everybody else's. Maybe your character has unoriginal powers or abilities. I will be discussing some unoriginal aspects a lot of people add to their characters.
1.) The first thing that should always be original in a character is their backstory. A very common backstory choice for the unoriginal involves having the character's parents die, forcing him or her to live his or her own. Blah blah blah. Try to verge away from common backstory elements as much as possible. This is your chance to make your character stand out be creating an interesting past for them to have experienced.
2.) Another very unoriginal concept that people don't focus on is battle styles. A lot of times, a character simply must fight; it's what gives a story action. Th
Rant: GodmoddingTopic: Godmodding
Opening: A lot of times, usually during roleplays or character development, people have the tendency to create overpowered, or godmodded, characters. This can be described in several ways, each of which I will be discussing so you may edit your character(s) accordingly, provided you use this advice.
1.) Godmodding can be firstly described as being overly-powerful or unrealistic. Now, let's be honest here for a moment. When we make our characters, we want them to be incredible. We want them to make an impression others, right? So naturally, you give your character anything and everything that you either like or find badass. If your character does any of the following, he or she is overpowered.
a - Forms. Forms are good to have. They provide a character with a sort of back-up ability and neat way to spice things up. However, having a form in which the character becomes invincible, goddly, etc. is stupid and godmodded. Forms shouldn't be a d
Timeline of EventsThe Kingdom of Frostsword is established. Camilla von Frostsword I is the first queen of Frostsword.
The Kingdom of Sparksun is established. King Tesla becomes the first ruler of Sparksun.
Sparksun attacks Frostsword. Frostsword claims victory.
Aaron Black is dispatched to assassinate Tesla.
Aaron Black disappears. Camilla von Frostsword I passes away.
Camilla von Frostsword II becomes the queen of Frostsword.
The Frostsword Armory is established.
Camilla von Frostsword III is born.
The Kingdom of Sparksun is defeated. Tesla flees.
Vincent Faust is born.
Camilla von Frostsword II dies. The heir to the throne steps up as queen at age eleven.
Project Blasphemy begins. Wanda Clemett is born.
Frostsword's armory is expanded. Frostsword's army expands.
Shadow the Hedgehog assists in Project Blasphemy.
Vincent Faust joins Frostsword.
Shadow leaves the kingdom.
Vincent Faust marries Wanda Clemett. Wanda's surname changes to Faust. Vincent leaves the kingdom.
Bellatrix is born under the Frosts
Jesus' Love For AllIt was a bit unusual, but three times in one day I heard the same song. In the early afternoon, I attended a hymnsing at a home for elderly. As part of her prayer at the end of our time together one of the residents, said, "Sing with me, 'Jesus Loves Me.'" In the evening, I attended a gathering with young people who sang it while pounding out the beat with their hands and feet. Later that evening, I received a text message on my phone with an audio recording of my 2 1/2 year old cousin sining, "I am weak, but He is strong." People in their nineties, teenagers, and a toddler all sang that song that day.
After hearing that simple song three times, I began to think the Lord might be telling me something. Actually, He gave us all this message long ago: "I love you." We read in John 19 that he allowed people to put a crown of thorns on His head, mock Him, strike Him, strip Him, and crucify Him. He had it all for love's sake to pay for our sins and to rescue us from punishment.
Insomia Part 3There isn't as wonderful and as destructive as two words put together. Nothing drives a man into insanity of such hope and regret all the same time. But it is there. There to entice and to despise one's choice. Onto my notes, on this sleepless nights, I continue on what was there and what I have.
"What if" What if I go left instead of right? What if she wasn't impulsive enough to let me have a chance? What if I wasn't impulsive enough not to punch that break wall. I hate those two words put together and nothing aches more than that regret. It shows on my notes, it shows on my words and if my papers could bleed back then, I would see only a red mark on what I am reading now. Instead not even the tear stain are left. Nothing but the words and my memories are left on what have happened.
I should have known. Maybe I thought her friendliness was more than just being friendly. Why did I have thought I was special? I don't know. But she didn't told me otherwise. She didn't invalidate what I f
For everyone.This is not my work. This is the final speech by Charlie Chaplin from the movie The Great Dictator. I just felt that this needs to be shared as much as possible.
I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us c
The God and The Wolf Prologue (for sirona!)(NOTE!: So this is a late birthday gift for my lovely comrade sirona who shares in the fangasm over loki >:3 this is probably gonna be split up into parts, so this is kinda like a reader insert except this story is for the enjoyment of sir! if you want, i can turn this into one if anyone so requests, you may read too if you likes my dear watchers! anyways onto the story! btw this takes place before THOR: the dark world. but loki is still kinda locked up...)
P.S. Sir i'm gonna play this out as the life i expect you to have THIS IS FICTION COMRADE I'M SORRY IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!
"*groaning* ugh, what happened?" the girl said as she finally came to her senses, she shakily stood up in the dark room rubbing the back of her head in confusion. "Oh wait, now i remember..." she ponders out loud.
(FLASHBACKS AND IMPORTANT NOTES OR LETTERS ARE IN ITALICS!)
It was another average day for the young white/blonde haired girl, the usual, she got up, had a shower, got dressed and logged straight
Autumn: A memoryHome: it's autumn, my son is just born, giving time for me to be ready next season, when I'll go into heat again. We have bid farewell to the ancestral spirits, welcoming the land resting and gorging on the sweet fallen fruits while we still can. My cubs play not far from my den, out of sight but safe in the middle of Clan territory. There are few dangers for them to find even in the Wilds, though accidents happen. They play chase with other cubs; I can feel their joy, my daughter's healer instincts to care for the young brother that only recently mastered his physical aspect. We are one. I sense others connected to their playmates in yhe same manner. We are Clan and all is one. The creatures celebrate the land sleeping with us, many beginning to mate, others sleeping themselves, more who feast on these last treats. Those with the talent have just returned from a hunt, my Mate among them. My mother, preparing me to use my own skills, notes the way I sense the energies of Clan and home
A Change of Fate Chapter 8: Fates dream Part 4They soon stumble upon 2 doors
Both doors had knockers but no handles
Stella: how are we supposed to get through?
she wondered aloud
Door knocker 1: ITS VERY RUDE TO STARE!
Stella: oh I'm sorry!
she steps back
The other knocker tries to speak with its ring in its mouth
Stella: I can't hear you.
She took the ring out of his mouth
the door asps in relief
Door2: oh it feels so good to have that out!
Door2: as I was saying. Don't talk to him he's deaf as a post!
Door1: MUMBLE MUMBLE MUMBLE! YOUR A WONDERFUL CONVERSATIONIST!
she is confused
Door 2: you can talk but all you do is moan!!
they start to argue
Door1: ITS NO GOOD! CANT HRAR YOU!
Stella plays referee
Stella: where do these doors lead to?
they answer her
Door2: search me where just the knockers
Stella: well then how do I get in?
they both answer at the same time
Both: knock and the door will open.
Stella: which door?
Door2: doesn't m
Crazy Phone ThreatTonight, I'm taking everything you have.
Your TV, your car. If you got a wife.
Say goodbye for the last time; because she's mine!
Insomia Part 4Denial suddenly kicks in onto many forms to ease the pain. To ease the pain of what they say is unrequited love, but denial has a way of hiding the truth from oneself. I have denied it. I denied that there was something wrong, that all of these sleepless nights are just part of my mental fragility onto the stress of the words that I've held. But looking on to my notes, even back then they told me I was lying to myself. I was as the song goes. "A great pretender"
Nothing happened. Absolutely nothing has happened. It is business as usual. All of these thoughts were on my head. But my feet got a little spring in them. Maybe this is the time where I don't end in the tragical part of the story. This might be my chance to have my own happy ending. But no, don't give too much hope. Hope against your heart's hope that she has answered what you have asked. Besides, she was the one who first told you. So what if you almost broke your knuckles to that brick wall? It was just a small payment for a
'm not a good person. Yeah, go smile at that. Not gonna lie to you. Drinking, smoking, fucking; you name it. It didn't bug me, ya know? It was so fun, getting away from it all, and just… letting loose. Didn't have to deal with crap from people, just moving bodies and blaring noises, all injected with a needle. I didn't give a shit about what my pa must've thought, or what my teachers were saying when I didn't show up to class again. All I needed was a hit and a girl to bend over a table, and nothing else mattered.
If you could 'a seen me three years ago, you'd think I was a different guy. Total preppy douchebag; like collared shirts, tie, the whole package. Can't even remember what it was like, having the whole fam together and being all happy. Course my ma decided to go fuck every damn guy on the street, and up and left just me to be there for my dad. I dunno if that's what started it, or if it was Jess. 'Cause Jess was the one who fixed me, y'know? She jus' popped i
MessageI am absolutely ill of sharing such hallways with insufferable imbeciles with little to no grasp on the concepts that encompass common sense and humanity. Have none of you shame or humility to display when you ease to impress your peers with such an attitude? My kindness and abstinence in such matters has thus been shattered and I will be retaliating with the mimicked actions and reactions you dish out to me on a silver platter. Prepare your tiny minds to soak up my brilliance and quake in horror as I responsibly dispose of your past behaviors and replace them with proper human morals as quickly and effectively as I deem possible for a being of your maturity.
As of now, war has been declared, and I do not intend to peacefully call a truce any further. Those who oppose me are therefore doomed to a dreadful battle heading in their direction for days to arrive. You shalt not escape my vast intellect or superior cunning, for you yet have acted with such decency that normal beings do, so I
Dead Man's SwitchIn control, then not -
Sudden loss of grip.
Headlong to where?
Details lost, smudged, streaked.
Careening; no system of
No dead man's switch,
On a fast track -
With or without a god?
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