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Balencian Report: World MakersA World Maker, also called a World Shaper, is a Balencian device of mass destruction and creation. In its inactivate state, it resembles the Ball of Whacks toy in size and shape (a rhombic triacontahedron), but when activated, it shifts its form.
A section of five (a star) flips to their opposite side, and the five surrounding the points slide down to cover the gaps made by the new stand, leaving the top half almost completely unsupported save by the magnetism. A sphere sits in the star-shaped crater. This sphere is what dictates how the world around the device will change.
A small red sphere dictates a change in the outcome of a war.
A green marble changes how people think. (psst! It could alter the beliefs of WBC and PETA. This specific action legally allowed on Balencia)
a yellow marble physically reshapes the set area to the user's desire. This is how the Oceanic dent was created before the world maker holding the sphere had a bomb dropped
Aden Hyperion Taylor's TD Profile
(Left: Aden's standard outfit. Right: Aden with his shirt off (I don't know how to make a TD-style chest without screwing it up!). Note the BL logo on his left shoulder)
Name: Aden Hyperion Taylor
Nickname: Light bulb, Mechanic
Stereotype: The Light Engineer
Traits: Introverted, kind, friendly, bit snarky.
Brief description: Brown hair, green eyes, pale skin. Glasses. Typically wears a green shirt and blue jeans.
Summary: Aden is a master when it comes to lights. His hologram emitters make for excellent pranks. He's also an avid gamer, preferring games that challenge his mind like Portal and Tomb Raider. He's trustworthy, although if you betray his trust, any secret the trust-breaker told him immediately turns into blackmail material. He's tough to make mad, but when his temper snaps, he will get his revenge. Aden has a great sense of humor, and likes messing with people from time to time.
Tattoos: Aden has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the Blue Lantern logo.
Age of XANA 2 applicationsGreetings programs and Lyoko avatars!
I am now accepting cameos for Age of XANA 2. Me and a friend will be creating two app templates: One for being a Lyoko Warrior, and one for being a program.
NOTE: in this section, only fill in User Age outfit if you wish to be a User (meaning you get zapped by the laser)
//Program_Residual_Self_Image: (That means looks)
//User_Self_Image (Avatar's appearance):
Balencian Report: Creation Day CelebrationThe Creation Day Celebration is Balencia's biggest holiday.
Date: May 28 to June 1
Celebrates: The Day the Universe was forged to the day the Spiramen emerged.
All are invited to this glorious holiday. A day of universal peace, even the Twilight fandom is invited (shocking, yes I know)!All the elements unleash their pure light and power at midnight on the 27/28 of May. During the next several days, it's a massive party and light show; everyone showing off, dancing and having a good time. People on LSD are advised to not be present as the combination WILL overload their brain (yes, it's happened). The entire planet is essentially transformed into a ball of glorious lights and color outshining the Fulcrum star itself
At the end of the celebration, A history of Balencia, from the beginning of the Rogue Mage Session, to the beginning of the Multi-universal empire, is displayed.
However, the priests of Novanto use the ceremony as a cover. While the rest of the planet is distracted by the ce
Lyoko Form 2.0
Name: Aden Flux Taylor
Weight: 120 pounds
Outfit: (see above image)
Weapons: dual wooden daggers
Illusion: a product of his imagination, he can generate an illusion of anything he wants, from a somescreen to a giant image of himself. Eyes will flash white when ability is activated.
Activation quirk: Eyes flash white for an instant
Teleportation: Aden can teleport himself and one person who is making physical contact with him to any point within line of sight. Cannot teleport to or from areas within ten feet of a Tower, and cannot teleport at all within Sector Five.
Activation quirk: Throwing hand down as though using a smoke bomb
Favorite Sector: Desert Sector and Sky Sanctuary
Tactics: create illusion to obscure vision or distract, then ambush the target(s). Strike while using Teleport for multiple attacks at same time. When fighting with the stakes...
Balencia's Retake the planet planThis plan is to be used only if Balencia gets taken over, and it eventually will. I mean, hello? Center of a trans-universal empire! Anyway... the Eldament temple, more specfically, the deep cavern Magma Bubble (see Balencian Report: The Underworld).
100 years after Balencia's conquering, a group of three teens will stumble down into the cavern. Two are destined to become the Eldaments of Light and Shadow. The other, is the explorer, with Wanderer ancestry. Using Eamon's energy staff, which is stored in the Bubble, they will reactivate the Sphere. This will release a signal to the cavern pyramids, alerting the current rulers to the fact that it is time to take Balencia back.
Balencian Report: Underground CavernsSeveral large caverns exist some kilometers beneath the surface, the deepest being the magma bubble, located in the upper mantle. These caverns are used to evacuate the surface in case of emergency, to make it seem as though every Balencian simply disappeared. Each one can easily house the entirety of its respective species.
The Magma Bubble:
Home to the largest shrine dedicated to the Leveler, it is the smallest cavern, due to the Eldaments only being a few members in number.
One of the largest caverns, it contains Balencia's most cherished artifacts. As a result, Balencian society would collapse if the cavern were to fall.
Pick an artifact sacred to any belief system. Odds are, you'll find an exact replica in here.
A large assortment of technology lies here, making it look sort of like The Grid of TRON fame.
Also called Secret City, it is the largest of their cities.
Mostly destroyed in the creation of
Balencian Report: StoriesGreetings, readers of the Balencian Reports! My counterpart, Novanplz, is writing stories from Balencia! First Contact tales, great discoveries, maybe even a first-person account of the event that obliterated a continent!
List of Stories:
Creation (unfinished). The Balencian Creation story is told from the point of view of the Spiramen, due to their being present as they watched Balencia spread out from their library and then to the planet.
Flight (complete). This story details how the Mitosi youth discovered a spell that granted self-powered flight. POV is a Master Mitosi (not me the current one, one who came two generations previous).
Obliteration (in-progress). This is the aforementioned first-person account of the Oceanic Dent's creation.
Balencian Report: List of crimes and punishmentsBalencia may be a paradise, but even this jewel has a crime rate.
Littering - 24 hours community service
Discrimination by (or by lack of) weight, height, sex, gender, orientation, or skin color - Banished to a correctional facility.
Descrimination by belief system or lack thereof - Life sentence in Balencia's most secure prison, and a powerful empathy spell. After death, offender's soul will be punished by the Psychopomp of the person's religion (Grim Reaper will serve for Atheists).
Being a devout member of the Westboro Baptist Church: Mind-raped with all the pain and suffering they caused! All the Balencia Police needs is an excuse. We don't tolerate being a bigot or being a part of a hate group. Not only is it irritating, it is also very rude and detrimental to a paradise.
Sex-related crime - surgical removal of reproductive organs (yes, this applies to females as well as males). Basically, you abuse it, you lose it!
Murder - life sentence and Curse of Gu
Analysis of the TG GenreThis started out as a collection of thoughts that come up whenever I try to write a new story. They sum up my perception of the genre and hence make for a great starting point whenever I want to write something that is less traditional. Feel free to take any of these ideas and spin them into your own story. I would love to read them if you would leave me a link to your art in the comments.
Please keep in mind while reading this that this is my humble perception of the genre. If you disagree with any of my assumptions please let me know and I will gladly try to learn more.
Let's start from the top. While the term TG is (no pun intended) gender-neutral you immediately notice a tendency towards male to female transformations. I think this is mainly due to the skew in audience preference towards this "direction" of transformation as opposed to the other way. Whenever you do see female to male transformation it is usually accompanied with the main character's transformation into a girl
The Difference Between Villains and Antagonists
Well, it's December. Normally I would spend this time of year rambling about the new Hobbit movie (and trust me, that time will come), but I thought of trying something a little different this year. I sort of had a fanfiction-themed month back in April, and since that lent itself to a few interesting literary topics, I figured why not do another theme month? That's why I'm officially declaring this December my Villain Month.
Discussions about writing villains, lectures on the elements of villains, case-studies on famous villains from fiction -- I'm going to cover as much as I can before the end of the year. There's a lot to blog about, and seeing how we're already a week into December, let's dive in! I'll start with a fairly basic question that's been in my head for a while:
What is the difference between villains and antagonists?
We all know essentially what both of those terms mean, and they're often used interchangeably when discussing movies, books, and other storytelling me
Good morning (251) bitterness Thoughtصباح الخير (251) مرارة الفكر
السلام عليكم والعام السابع بعون الله نبدأه بصباح جديد تقبل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال:
نقره لتكبير أو تصغير الصورة ونقرتين لعرض الصورة في صفحة
Secrets of body languageWhat it is, how to read it, ways to refine your own body language
Human communication is 20% verbal and 80% non-verbal so if you are saying something to a person but your body language says the opposite then you're not getting your message across. This section contains a range of resources to help you master body language, understand what signals mean and to improve the signals you want to give out to convey ideas:
It takes just one-tenth of a second for us to judge and make our first impression. A first impression is a lasting non-verbal communicator. The way a person portrays themselves on the first encounter is non-verbal statement to the observer. “First impressions are lasting impressions.” There can be positive and negative impressions. Positive impressions can be made through the way you present yourself. Presentation can include clothing, piercings, tattoos, and other visible attributes. Negative impressions can also be based on presentation and als
Scottish GlossaryScottish English
Ah ya bastart Ouch, that hurt
Am no I am not
A-wiz-nae I was not
Anno I know
Bairn Baby/small child
Baltic Really cold
Blootered Very drunk
Boggin Smelly, dirty
Burn Small river
Cunt Either an insult, as part of a threat or as a general word for referring to others
Cummoan let´s go/please talk sense/also is the same as “Come on”
Chib to cut or stab something
Diddy Did he? Also means idiot and female breasts
Dinnae Do not or did not
Donder A walk
Fanny Stupid person/wimp
Feert to be scared, afraid, terrified
Fit means “what” in Aberdeen area
Gantin Smelly or really wanting something
Geez to give
Emil Cioran 134I MIEI EROI
Quando si è giovani, ciascuno di noi ha i suoi eroi. Io ho avuto i miei: Heinrich von Kleist, Karoline von Günderode, Gérard de Nerval, Otto Weininger... Ebbro del loro suicidio, avevo la certezza che essi soltanto erano andati sino in fondo; che avevano tratto, nella morte, la conclusione giusta del loro amore contrariato o appagato, del loro spirito incrinato o della loro convulsione filosofica. Il fatto che un uomo sopravvivesse alla propria passione bastava a rendermelo spregevole o abietto: come dire che ritenevo superflua l'intera umanità, giacché scoprivo in essa un numero infimo di grandi decisioni, e un tale compiacimento nell'invecchiare che io me ne distoglievo, risoluto a farla finita prima di arrivare alla trentina. Ma a mano a mano che gli anni passavano, perdevo l'orgoglio della giovinezza: ogni giorno, come una lezione di umiltà, mi ricordava che ero ancora vivo, che tradivo i miei sogni fra gli uomini putrefatti
Seven of Nine vs. Kes
How did one of "Star Trek's" most fascinating characters earn a sizable hatred, just for replacing some Tinkerbell imposter? On the other hand, maybe Kes doesn't deserve the hate she gets either; she's like, two years old, give her a break! Only one thing is certain; there isn't enough room for two cheesecakes on Voyager! Who will be victorious? Which assets will prove more powerful--ESP, or Borg nanoprobes? Mini-skirts, or catsuits? We list the pros of each, and you decide!
Reasons Seven of Nine Pawns Kes:
1.) Seven is accused of being a copy of Data, the best TNG character ever. Kes is accused of copying Troi. What does that say?
2.) How many ex-Borg characters existed in sci-fi before Seven? How many ESP fairy-princesses before Kes?
3.) "The fun will now commence."
4.) Seven chooses Chakotay. Kes chooses Neelix…
5.) Hey! Looks aren't what matters! Think about brains, and personality! ….Seven chooses Chakotay…and Kes picks Neelix…
6.) Seven's evil
Making a Monster- SummaryVictor Frankenstein begins to explain how the Creature (Frankenstein's Monster, more properly known as Adam) was created. After swearing that he is telling the truth, he begins his tale. Victor was fascinated by the human body. He often wondered about the existence of the afterlife. As a result of his pondering, he began to wonder if he could create a man by building one.
Victor began studying anatomy, but soon took to observing the process of human decomposition. His father took care that Victor would not be horrified by tales of supernatural creatures like vampires and ghosts. As a result, Victor was unaffected by horror stories or apparitions. He was also unafraid of the dark, and churchyards were nothing more than what they appeared to be. Victor spent his days studying how the perfection of the human body slowly began corrupted by death. It was then that he got the idea to bring the dead back to life. The power of the idea was enough to make him slightly dizzy. Victor notices his
on old sanzu - absolutely true fictionlast fall i stole my friend down by the tama river. we sang. we danced. we skipped dead fish like rocks and watched them get swallowed by the undertow. we got sick off of bad chinese food and went skinny-dipping and then a week later she drowned herself.
her uncle was a yakuza, i think, but he really just wanted to be al pacino or something. anyway, she loved him a lot. maybe that’s why she went down the way she went down; cement shoes. not real cement, but it was the same idea. she had two cloth bags with yellow-painted cinderblocks inside, and they were tied to her ankles like the prisoners’ chains from o brother where art thou.
in my mind’s eye i can see her, limping dreadfully close to the edge of the current, her left hand gripping at her breasts through a loose t-shirt. kneeling by the wastelands, elbows in the gravel, crawling forward out into the water. angry like a dermis under wool, all teeth and salt and sand. sleepy, submissive, sublimated.
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