mastin2 -> RE: The Great Library of M|Thread 1.5~New format, all uploaded, and many new stories! (7/10/2008 10:40:27)
~Fight for the Land of Purate, Prehistoric History, Black Stains, and All other works yet to be heard of~
This is officially the place where all my later works will go. You haven't heard of most of them. And if you do, you've forgotten about them. But, needless to say, the first three were made as this post was.
Fight for the Land of Purate--Punny idea I had. See it below.
Prehistoric History--The official name of the 'Dino-Man' story. And, yes, I know that Prehistoric History is a contradiction.
Black Stains--A (hopefully) humorous short story that I finished last night. It's what triggered me wanting to post all of this, actually.
Fight for the Land of Purate
In the land of Purate, there is a terrible ruler known only as Miru. He is the ultimate tyrant, ruling over all the land. From castle Boru, he reigns supreme. And the only one who can stop him are the ones known simply as...the siblings. With a little help, they stand a chance to topple this mighty foe. That is, of course, until Miru reveals his final secret...
Fight for the Land of Purate
Okay, I'm probably going to make a couple of you burst out in laughter when you hear what inspired this...
This is perhaps the most punny story ever, if you understand:
A few days ago, I was bored. Hot, isolated, and nothing better to do. Then I thought 'Hey, it'd be kinda funny if there was a story with the main characters named after the meals of the day, modified to be Japanese-ish!'
The original three were breakfast, lunch, and dinner/supper. The Three Meal Brothers were kinda created...
Then I decided that 'dinner' (which is defined as the largest meal of the day) around where I am may be supper, but in other parts of the country/world, dinner is another meal (Breakfast/Lunch). Likewise, I decided it was a meal of its own. The Four Meal Brothers were born...
But then I decided I wanted one or two girls in the group. Meal brothers changed to Meal siblings.
Then I realized that many people have several snacks throughout the day, but rarely have an actual meal. (Guilty.)
Hence, Snack was added.
The Five Meal Siblings.
Then I made one final decision--Many people have a mini-meal before dinner and/or supper called an appetizer. Appetizer was added.
Hence, the six Meal siblings.
But then I decided they needed a punny rival. Meal was introduced as that rival. But what to call the siblings then? I decided they would be named after the land, which I chose the name of Plate. (I had considered Bowl as well, but decided against it)
Purate Siblings are finalized. Here are their brief profiles...
Zunak (Snack). He's the youngest of the group and a deadly ninja. I am considering changing his name to Zunaku, if that sounds better. I had considered several variances of his name, such as Zurak, Zanak, Zarak, etc. But this or Zunaku will be his final name.
Burak Fasto (Breakfast)--I don't know what profession to call him. I guess maybe assassin...
Runcho (Lunch)--A deadly Mage. Gender undecided as of yet.
Apara Tizer (Appetizer. I know, not accurate, but it sounds cool!)--She's a deadly archer.
Zupero (Supper)--He's a tank. Heavy hitter, legendary endurance, and ^%$ing slow!
Dinero (Dinner)--He's the oldest of the siblings. Balanced in the arts. Better than any other sibling at swordsmanship. He is the leader of the group.
Miru (Meal)--The Tyring (Tyrant-King Abbreviation) of the land, and the foe of the Siblings.
Purate (Plate)--The name of the land. It is rumored to also be the Sibling's last name, but it is just a rumor...
When I finished, I literally thought 'Wow. This is really hilarious if you understand the origin of the names. Why hasn't anyone done this before?'
All of the names are pronounced the way that they would be in Japanese. But I realize not everyone here knows that, so just clarifying...
Burak Fasto|Boo-Rahk Fahst-oh
Runcho|Run-Choh (Yes, this is an exception. Technically, it'd be 'Roon-choh', kinda like 'Rune-Choh')
Dinero|This is an exception--It should be Dee-neh-roh. But I don't pronounce it that way. I'll leave it up to you to decide how to pronounce it.
(Note on the pronunciations: 'ah' is the same sound as, say, 'Ra', you know, the Egyptian god. Double o's are pronounced like, say, 'zoo', not as saaay, 'book'. 'Oh' sounds just like that...'oh'.)
Boru|Boh-roo (Bowl)--The name of the Castle which Miru resides in.
Possible future appearances:
These figures have a good chance of appearing...
Skizor Rass/Raz|Skee-zohr Rass/Rahz (Scissors)
Folku|Fohl-koo (Fork. Yes, I know, Japanese shouldn't have an 'l'. I just like this better.)
Kani/Kuni Fe|Kah/Koo-neye Fey (Knife)
Kunap/Napu Kinu|Nah-poo/Koo-nahp Kee-noo (napkin)
...that's it, I think. But I might add others as well, possibly some foods and drinks. Remember that these are only possible appearances and they may never make it in. Sound good?
Like it? Leave any comments here.
There was recently an...incident...involving a poor young lady. She was hunted by the Varacet, the evil organization which I have vowed to destroy. David, a good friend of mine and the only one more powerful than I, was there as well and he fought them. He died there. But that shouldn't have happened. So three questions need to be answered, as our lives depend on it. One: Why did David let himself be killed? His power was greater than theirs and from the sound of things, he could have easily won. Two: Why are the Varacet after this young lady? And Three, the most vital of all: They never give up. So why did they let her go? I need to know now, or we're all dead men.
Remember the 'Dino-Man' story I posted the prototype of so long ago? Yea, well, this is the revised version. And it's awesome. Oh, and this is where I am gettin' the trouble with an accent; 'tis annoying t' have a character talk like this. And yet, one does, and for it, I am permanently scarred with his accent. (The above were some rare cases of it being intentional)
Anyway, I strongly recommend this for a reading! :)
Siblings can be so fun to mess around with. When one constantly is the victim, the chance to catch a sibling off-guard is too irresistible...
This is my attempt at a humorous short story. Most of the description in there is just to give little pieces of background on the characters there, but above all else is to pad the length of the story up a little. It's fairly short, not of high quality, but humorous (hopefully). Check it out.
Ati. His very name is associated with death and destruction. Well, at least, his full name. But nobody wants to pronounce it, so we just call him that--Ati. His forces have conquered the land. And who is to blame? Me. I let it happen. I trusted him, let him grow in power, let him essentially defeat me before the fight began. It is because of me that he is as powerful as he is today. I watched him destroy everything that was dear to me. Twice. My powers--some of the most legendary of all time--still could not stop him. That must change. I must stop him. I will. I will...I will destroy him. I swear it. Ati will die. By my hands. I will kill this scourge to the land. My resolve is solid; my will is absolute. My iron strength will crush him, once and for all. I swear, he will die. He...will be killed at my hands. Even if the cost is my own life...
Okay, this is a story that I've wanted to upload for a long time. I started it a long time ago--it was inspired by how a certain alliance in a certain online game that I belonged to was dieing and I let my imagination run wild. So wild that I doubt you'll recognize the game it is based off of. Prize to who can successfully guess what game it IS based off of.
...Clueless? I'll give you a hint: Look at the title.
But, meh, even with that, I doubt you'll find the answer out.
Things to Watch out for:
Okay, there may be inconsistencies that I missed. So I ask that you look just to make sure.
Ati--He is Ati. That's his abbreviated name. If you see 'Adi', it is a typo.
These I choose to capitalize
-Group names. Dragons of Wrath (Shortened to 'Dragons' occasionally, but still a title), Cobras, and Rangers, to name the main three. They should all be capitalized. Also included are the Battalions, Technology, Fire, Ice, etc.
-Names people go by. These include 'Visor', 'Justice', 'General', and 'Ranger'. Every one of these should be capitalized.
-Name of the Elements. All elements are always capitalized. Which means Fire is always Fire, not fire. (Unless, of course, it's used as a command to unleash arrows/guns.) Ice is always Ice, not ice.
-Runes/Runic. I chose to capitalize it, well, I dunno why. But this is not a typo. It's always supposed to be capitalized. If it is lower-cased, THAT is the typo.
Werewolves. Hunted by the Hunters. Hunters. Killed by the werewolves. A never-ending cycle of war. Bri. A young man with great power, breaking all the known rules about werewolves. He is about to be intertwined with the war. But when the largest group of werewolves in the world is killed, the true reason behind the war is revealed. In the underground of these beasts, there is a threat beyond their imagination, escaping the eyes of all. Until now...
Okay, I am not leaving any comments for this at the moment. Why? There will be no need. Again, Why? Because. This is a story which I have a FULL RAMBLE dedicated to. A full, four-page ramble. It's the longest ramble I've done, to my knowledge. And THAT is MORE than enough. I'll give it to you soon enough.
This is it. The Hunters Ramble. Four pages of chattering about this story. It gives a few facts about the story and goes on to describe the outline of my vision of the werewolf. It will be updated from time to time.
Shadows of Technology
Mechas. They are the weapons of the modern world. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Their power differences are great. They have strengths. They have weaknesses. They are customized to match the personality of their pilots. Yet even the weakest of the weak mechs can destroy the strongest of the strong, if there is a good pilot. War is brewing. And a young student pilot named Brigand is about to be thrown into the center of it...
Shadows of Technology
Short description: I dislike setting things strictly in the world of Lore. Yet this one takes place during MQ's time. You'll probably be able to instantly identify characters, though I keep them nameless. Simply put, they aren't my characters; they are NPC's in the game. Likewise, I try my hardest to avoid using their names. If I did use their names and they did something out of character, I might even attract the attention of Falerin. The thing is, it's the TYPE of attention that would be! So, yea, 'the captain', 'the pilot', 'the dean' and 'the technician' will remain nameless.
Oh, and why is this necessary? It's only based LOOSELY in the world of MQ. There are differences in the order that things happen, to give an example. Such as piloting through asteroids before there were any enemies to encounter. You'll see what I mean.
Alright, instead of posting the rambles onto this thread, I got an idea. "Why not post these rambles...in a ramble THREAD?" Yup. Surprise! Sudden update of DOOM!
My ramble Thread
Mastin Rambles about Undead (Esp. Vampires) and Crimson Vengeance
The Hunters Ramble. This is the unofficial description of the Hunters. It describes interesting facts about the story, then goes on to give the outline of what I plan to make werewolves in this story.
United Hope Ramble
Dragon Mark Ramble
The world as we know it ceased to exist over four years ago. The scourge of dragons fell upon the land, their war leveling cities. Very little remained. Most of civilization was destroyed. A few humans, calling themselves dragonslayers, were lured into working for Nogard against Venat. The war ended quickly with the support of humans, breaking Fate's prophecy that good would triumph over evil. The prophecy morphed; now, Nogard is predicted to be the ruler of the known world, his evil draconic powers unmatched by any other. But Venat had planned for this. He has selected a select few to honor his name and combat Nogard. He, even in death, shall see to it that good wins. The costs may be great, but he has made a new prophecy. The prophecy of old...will morph once more...
Chapter One (Couldn't think of a better name...)
Chapter Two (If you get the reference in the chapter's name...then you watch faaaaar too much Anime)
This is something that I began out of boredom. I had nothing else to do and...well, began writing. I...umm...'borrowed' the name Venat from Alix. Don't worry; I got his permission...later. :P From there, I wrote what I currently have. Oh, and did I mention there's a ramble for it? Ramble for Dragon Mark; my longest EVER ramble!
In our world, there are many things we cannot see, and many, many more that we can observe, but cannot explain with science. Over the years, we've tried explaining some things, but the answer never comes to us.
But the answer...was right in front of us all along. Certain humans have a gift. Or, at least, it seems like a gift. Those that live with it nearly their entire lives have a different opinion on it. This gift lets them see the world for what it really is. They can hear otherwise-invisible sounds. They can see what others cannot see.
I was one. For only a year, yes, but I've enjoyed this year more than the rest of my life. I've made many friends. I've made one powerful enemy. Unfortunately, this will cost me. I hope my elementalists will live on; I can't bear the thought of Jaaka dieing on me. I, however, am dead. There's no chance of me living. I'm Lee...and I want nothing more than to experience this all one more time before I pass away...
Memories of the Truth
The prologue is...well, epic. It is one of my best...ever. Seriously, I feel proud of it. Which is extremely rare, for me. Chapter One...not so much; it isn't as good. But, meh, I'll work on it. I hope you enjoy reading this work which topples the quality of any before it! :) (Don't forget to butcher it!)
Darkara betrayed us. That monster killed my husband because he was a threat to this man of evil's sinister plans. He lost the right to be called a Healer right then and there, and with that, our order ceased to exist. He had hunted down, secretly, all the others of our kind and killed them. We knew that we were the last three. With the death of my love and my declaration of him having lost that right, there was only one left--me. He is nothing but pure evil. He killed the Healers because he intents to bring a plague to the land which only he can cure. He plans to be a dictator. And I was the last thing in his way.
With my coming death, hope--to most--would be lost. I maintain a smile, even in my death, though. With my last living breath, I am thinking of the one thing that Darkara overlooked. When I die, none shall know of this secret. There is one last person who could be called a healer.
As long as my newborn son lives, there will be hope...
Art of Flame (Thank you, Firefly, for helping me choose this name)
Yes, it starts out in first person perspective. No; the whole thing will not be in first person. It changes to third person after the prologue. It will center around Torien (again, Firefly, thank you :) ), a young Martial Artist. I've got a rambling in the works about it.
Time's such a funny thing. If there is a stroke of genius, one might be able to understand its true nature. If there is an amazing stroke of luck, however, someone else might learn how to master it. These people are time warriors. They are some of the most powerful beings in existence. The problem is, not all of them are good. Will you be able to stop that evil, or will you fall victim to the temptations and join them?
Yes, it has a Writing Academy version, but I feel that I have mastered it enough to post it here.
Issue: Which ending sounds better? The simpler
quote:, or what I currently have?
The building will have been vaporized by something. I hope the backups will save the work here, you will think. And then, it will show itself. A brilliant white light will blind you. What is that? A...portal? You will not be able to help getting closer. And then, it will begin to suck you in. Even if you are to try then, it would be futile; the pull will be too great. You will watch in terror as you will be sucked into the vortex, heading for only the deities know what...
Highly experimental, this whole thing is written in second person future tense. It's actually not that hard to write in this style, once you properly adjust.
I'll never be able to write normally again... :P
That's it, folks! (Now to repair the hundreds of damaged links...)