Even superheroes feel the weight of years in the false dawn. One of my favorite poems.
This is an actual dream I had that was just so cool on paper I couldn't NOT put it up here.... Some people in this are fictional, others are not, therefore, any resemblance to you, or anyone you know could be (and probably are)coicedental. Either that, or I'm stalking you......
The saga of our heroes continues, with them getting in some tight spots!
The Underground (Issue #2): ShOwDoWn Part ITeam Underground has left in search of their missing team member, Cryo. Where has he gone, and who are his new friends?
The continuation of 'Shadow: The Begining' here Jake begins to realize his powers.
I would say this is the best of '04 for me. I don't recall the exact date, just that it was written in '04. For a long time I considered this as one of my better pieces. In the humor genre, it still is, considering I only have two if you include this one, or three if you think The Null and Void Tavern is (nobody will ever know for sure, not even me). Otherwise, its not so good, but its still pretty funny. Some minor things have changed with a couple of the characters since I wrote it, but not much.
And so we come to the falling action from the climaxing of Part VI. Here we meet two of my favorite characters; Rook and Hoodwink. :) Hmm hmm hmm, delightful.
Finally! For all those who have patiently waited, here it is, the fourth part of the revised Kristen/You Can't Fly. Some of you may guess who will be at the door when Gwen opens it, for others it will be a surprise. But I figure that there is more of a set up for this scene than there was in the original version of the story. Certain occurances will make a lot more sense. So, I hope you enjoy, it took me forever to come up with a scene that I liked.
This story started out as a bit of a gag. My friends and I had long pretended to be secret agents -- and we had many IM conversation battles with these goofy arch-nemisises...nemisees?-- and so when I wrote this for them as a Christmas present my only goal was to capture our IM conversations in a story and the whole thing was only building up to this fight scene. I kind of let the story take its own course, until a turning point here in part II when I suddenly had a brainwave for how I could make the story way more exciting. When I was writing it I gave it in increments to my friends, so as a matter of principle I didn't go back and add any details to previous parts of the story when I discovered that certain things needed to be established. What you see here is a very rough copy of Trench Coats and Love Notes, one that I may one day go through and fix. But for now I hope that, rough as it is, it can still bring a little pleasure to you as my readers. It gets more coherent as the parts progress, I promise. There are some French ballet terms in there, so I'll define them. Eh hem. Arabesque - One of the basic poses in ballet, arabesque takes its name from a form of Moorish ornament. Chaine - (I have just discovered that I've been spelling this wrong. It's full of accents, and has one less N.) Chains, links: a series of rapid turns on the points or demi-pointes done in a straight line or in a circle. Pirouette - Whirl or spin. A complete turn of the body on one foot, on point or demi-pointe. Sous-sus - Below-above; a term used to describe a very tight 5th position on demi-pointe. Oh, and there are some quotes from Shakespeare in there that I can't take credit for, though they are public domain. -- they're from the last scene of Hamlet. Have I mentioned that these supervillains, goofy as they are, have some class? Not much, but some.
And it came to pass that Gloria finished and posted Part XII. And there was much rejoicing, yea verily, and the Gloria collapsed in her triumphal... HOLD ON! I didn't actually finish Trench Coats in this section, so no collapsing in triumphal glory for me. --yes folks, there's going to be a Part XIII...because Part XII was getting WAY too long, and I'd already missed my Christmas deadline by about ten days. Just to warn you; all that stuff I say about keeping my writing PG? Well...here's a disclaimer, it just became PG-13. Part 12 is a bit more on the violent side. And also quite a bit steamier (lots of kissing. LOOOOTS of kissing. And not just kissing; PASSIONATE kissing. Yes...nothing worse than that though.) And by the way, there's one point in here where I put something in parenthesis, when I haven't done it (I don't think) at any other point in the story. This is because when I write for my friends I like to put footnotes, but i had to take them out for elfwood. Usually I can just put the footnote in the description, but eh...that one didn't fit. In fact, I could probably stick it in as an actual sentence. It's just a fun, and not that important, detail.Speaking of fun details, did you know that red diamonds are the most rare form of diamond in the world? --That's another footnote reference I took out of this section.
It's a good thing Elfwood is allowing larger portions or I wouldn't be able to fit this all on one ticket. I still tried to keep it all more bite-sized; this section is the longest. Um...hm...what to say. As of right now I have the ending planned out and know pretty precisely what I want to happen (I was going to try and squash it all into this part, but it was getting just too dang long), but I have no clue when I'll find time to write it. I'm finally starting up college, and I'm uber excited, but that means less me time, so...eh, we'll see. I predict that Part XIII will be in two to three sections, but I tend to always write more, rather than less. Oh...there's a quote from Lord Byron in here. She Walks in Beauty of the Night. Needless to say, Bryon's old. -tis public domain.
I'M NOT SUICIDAL, I PROMISE! Wow...sorry; I had some pretty worried friends after this. :S Anyway, so the story continues. I really would have rather not split it, since I think the story builds better without a break there, but hey, gotta make it fit the size limit, so there we go. P.S. I'm sorry if I went a bit overboard with detail on the end. I started having a wee bit too much fun describing stuff. ^_^'
Oh...yeah. The usual request of the mods. If any part of this story is considered ill-fit for elfwood for some reason or another, please reject all consecutive parts so I can fix the problem and so my readers won't have holes in their story. Thanks much!
While this story is about a superhero, it's just about his very beggining, before his complete ascension into superherodome. I'll keep the rest a secret for now...
The story of a young woman as she suffers a great loss and learns to overcome it while finding a strength she never knew she had.
Eye of the Storm is my little origin story that I put together to introduce the character of Cyclone, one of my favorite characters from the Relic Series. So much so that he gets his own story before the main chaos pops off. This story is gonna be told more from the eyes of a new Metahuman, John Bunchannan whose known about his powers for a long time but is now in danger from some really bad people that want his powers for themselves. I won't spoil the surprise and tell you want his powers are but I can tell you it has to do with a death and that he works very close to the police. And that's all I'm gonna say. ENJOY!!!!!
Description Update 03/10/2008 -- Ok, I think I oughta say right here, this story started out as a joke, so the first, oh, two parts are kind of lame, but I promise it starts to really pick up as it goes. It wasn't meant to become this novel, but there you are....Also, I'm sorry that the main characters aren't exactly well introduced, as it was written for an audience who had already met them. DISCLAIMER: I am intending to publish. I'll be taking this down sometime in the near future! In the meantime, your comments are appreciated, but stealing my ideas is not. This is copyrighted, peops. All rights reserved and all that! Let's just see how part one goes down, shall we? This story was a Christmas gift for some friends, and it kind of developed into some huge thing. There are a number of inside jokes in it, but I figured people could appreciate the story anyway. The French terms are ballet moves. And I will define them. Arabesque - One of the basic poses in ballet, arabesque takes its name from a form of Moorish ornament. Chaine - (I have just discovered that I've been spelling this wrong. It's full of accents, and has one less N.) Chains, links: a series of rapid turns on the points or demi-pointes done in a straight line or in a circle. Pirouette - Whirl or spin. A complete turn of the body on one foot, on point or demi-pointe. Sous-sus - Below-above; a term used to describe a very tight 5th position on demi-pointe. I hope I don't offend any French speakers or ballerinas. I've never learned French, and quit ballet for Irish step when I was twelve. I'm going to take a ballet class again this summer though...I hope. *crosses fingers*
They're back! The Ludicrous League of Justice returns, this time to fight off a giant monster rampaging in Generica! ... after dealing with a couple of less than relevant issues first, of course! In this story we see the debut of several new heroes to the story. Some likable, some... not so much. All of them are crazy and strange enough to fit just right in with the others. Otherwise, this wouldn't be Generica. A few old ones also return, including the ever popular by fans, unpopular by characters Super Nuisance. And, as always, parodies and references are abound! Why super heroes make a great medium for poking fun at things, I'll never know. On the downside, Elfwood rejected the previous revision. Apparently, Swiss copyright law is a bit different from the U.S. when it comes to fair use. While on this side of the Atlantic my story was perfectly fine, it apparently wasn't over there. Consequently, I had to make a couple of changes, one of which included removing a whole scene. It wasn't a very relevant scene (then again, this whole story's relevance is questionable), but it was still pretty funny. 'Sigh.' On the bright side, the best bits still remain. If you like this story, try reading 'Super Nuisance and the C.E.P.' and 'The Ridiculous Battle of Justice', both of which are in my gallery. The former is four years old now and due for some heavy revising, but it still is quite amusing. The latter is much more refined and may even be better than this story. While I do like this one, I still like that one better by just a tiny bit. Besides, I don't know of any other story on Elfwood where a character speaks in Engrish...
A young woman is home alone and sees her parents on the television.
Some years into the future, people begin to realize that they have enhanced abilities beyond those any have had before. Like the superheroes of old, they begin to organize, but instead of opening up to the world, they stress secrecy. Potential threats are tagged and removed from society - but one woman has faith in these threats, and want to give them a chance. This is the first chapter, and for the sake of first publication rights, it's all that I'll put on here. If you like it, tell me - The Shield may be coming to bookstores near you!