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To Her Cunning MasterThe world is small, and time is short,
But that’s no excuse for such a sport.
This cunning, master, is a crime,
For which I’ll make sure you’re out of time.
I’ve no interest in this waste,
Your words, they sting—a sour taste.
I felt a cold chill when you entered the room,
You spoke only of debauchery and also of doom.
It is sad that you act in this way,
Hurtful badinage is all you say.
And your blandishment is rather poor
You treat ladies as simple whores
And you’re nothing but a bilious buffoon:
Taught never to speak, only to swoon.
A pathetic, non-poetic pair of eyes
How long did it take you to garner these lies?
They’ve said for years that chivalry was dead,
First disappointed, I now hate you instead.
You are in fact that worst human being
Whom I’ve had the displeasure of meeting
If only you were one of the living dead
I’d have an excuse to bash in your head.
I am not an object, not a hegira for the night
Nor is my body a rented
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 planet the Grimwar takes place on
The District - Prandor's capitol
King's Isle - Prandor's smallest continent; 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
Read the Description."We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
-- Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society.
A Short Speech from Aang to Captured EarthbendersLadies and gentlemen of the Earth Kingdom.
What the Fire Nation has done to you is the equivalent of trying to drown a fish in water!
They have imprisoned you within your own village!
You are earthbenders! You are surrounded by earth!
Wonderbolt Road - Chapter SevenInside the Wonderbolt Academy, almost three years later, Firefly was feeling bright and buzzed on a morning in the Cloudsdale skies. She was enjoying her time in the Wonderbolts, getting to such daring stunts and helping out everypony in need when she could. However, the pink mare’s favourite part was meeting her dear fans. Right after each show, hoards of young colts and fillies would line up to get her autograph and pictures taken with her. Although the process of this was long, Firefly did not care a bit as she was satisfied that she was making young ponies happy like a kid on Hearth’s Warming morning when they met her. She was curious as to what kind of flyers would join her.
At the moment, Firefly was busy teaching some of her new students. She enjoyed teaching the students, and her teacher Thunder Strike was very impressed, so much so that she had Firefly promoted to leader of the entire Wonderbolts when she retired a few months back. The pink mare was honoured to be
_I'm Fine_ Pt.2Maybe she knew I was lying, she gave me a "I know your lying look", the next day he came to me again. Asking the same thing,"Well? Pretty please???" He looked at me with such a cute face, I couldn't resist it so..I helped him. It was so fun,he was terrible at drawing but it was so funny when he would get mad over my critque. Sooner or later, the project was finished,done,over with. Our fun times were now over, it was like I never existed in his life. It was the same, he still sat off in the far corner chatting. Every lunch I see him, I always stare, why wasn't he talking to me? I constantly asked that. I was too timid to even say hi. All I could do is glance, as he smiled,and laughed...without me not remembering a thing. I thought to myself, "This isn't happening....this isn't happening" I felt depressed and every day it got worse and worse, his smile,his laugh. It was all gone,my friends were worried they would look at me depressed and if I didn't answer they would walk away. I was al
inochiel que conoce la materia de la muerte
es un ser con conocimiento
de la realidad, la muerte esta en todas
partes es la parte que contamina
la vida, por eso no se puede vencer,
la realidad es una parte que cuando
se disuelve deja de existir
para dar paso a la fuente
inagotable de la vida.
_I'm fine_ Pt.1It was the first day, love at first sight. Stupid right? I know, but I'm going to tell you the story....I remember him, he was my classmate, back then I was a loser, the no friends kid. I didn't like him at the time, I was after someone else. But now? He's my world, without him I feel empty. I thought it would never happen, he didn't even remember me from back then yet.he remembered everyone else, all he does look at me confusedly. I'm a huge drawer,I have SOME friends, but not many all I did was hang out with people I already knew, met a couple of people that's it. But he was in one of my classes. He sat off in the far corner with his friends chatting away as all I could do is stare. We had an assignment where we had to draw, I tried drawing myself but it looked too anime, but suddenly he got up from his desk and walked towards me slightly peeking at what I'm doing. "You can draw?" He looked at me and the drawing smiling foolishly. "It's supposed to be me but it doesn't really look li
watashi wa silencio desula luna que se enamoro del sol se
fue con su aroma de kokoro gris
watashi wa astro celeste desu ka
y en la noche se disolvio
en el silencio que habla.
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
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