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    Sorry can't buy it. Dealt with too many people Who clearly don't care if I feel bad Plus some who care in the negative direction That is want to make me feel bad. Or is this just a fake answer That's really just part of the trick ?
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    Creepy As this sort of story should be. And I guess you could stop here Having given a good scare But I'm the sort who wants to know The rest of the story. Who? What? Why? How? When? Ect.
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    Which story are you wanting to tell ? Or which one first ? I see bits that could grow into 2 or 3 storys here. They can interlock but one needs to be the main thread. Patching the ship before running out of air could be a good dramatic short But you would need to trim away the other stuff to focus on that. If you want the ship patching as a sub thread story element Then trim it down and focus on the package or the guy. If you pick the package it's a cloak and dagger thriller for the main thread with the guy's personal growth as sub plot. If you pick the guy then he's main plot and the package is sub plot. And I'd open at the moment of impact or back at the point where he first picks up the package. I think I'd go with the impact. There's just something about a hull rending KaBang!!! That drags a reader in wanting to know what happened and what next. Or maybe that's just me. Anyway that's my thoughts on how to get this one unstuck and flowing again. The best/only? Cure for writers block is to keep writing not matter how crappy it is coming out. Just let the drivel sit and come back later. It'll still be drivel but a few good bits will float to the top And you might be able to refine and polish them into real gems. Hope some of this proves helpful.
  4. Where did I go ? Was I here before ? Maybe someone should check the Vaults of Time There seem to be some temporal vortexes forming down there.
  5. The House of Usher is not too far out from Arkem. Just down the lane and around the bend in the road with the big dead tree that's been there forever. You may have heard of the place. Several paranormal professors at Miskatonic have stayed there over the years. Most of them distant members of the Usher clan, even if the Usher name has mostly died out these days. Around to the back of the House you'll find a small, walled in, patch of woods. Small that is if you measure it around the outside. But if you go in... Well that's where things start getting... Interesting. You may want to take a Crescent of Astare and/or some other protective charms with you. You'll want to set out around sunset as it will be close to dawn when you get where you're going in there. Where are you going ? Well this is the Woodland of Weir. And if you follow a certain alley of Cyprus You'll come to the Lake of Auber. Watch your step it's rather foggy down there. Following the shoreline around will lead you to The Tomb of Ulalume. There's a Styx Horn hanging on a Rune covered Obelisk Next to the Lake. Auber is a sort of oxbow of the Styx close to where the Leth joins it. Watch out for the cross current. The Runes on the door-arch of the Tomb form a Gate Leading to a place on the slopes of Mount Yaanek Not too far from Leng and its fabled Library If you take the Styx route You will want to sound the Horn About an hour before dawn According to the stardial next to the Tomb And it is best if you pick a season that Puts the moon in Leo at that hour. The Lethe crosscurrent isn't as bad then.
  6. While I didn't plan it as such The story thread hanging off of "on Nerfs and Gribbles" Is open if anyone wants to try joining in. I've run out of steam as to where it's going.
  7. Hard call I've seen remakes that were improvements And remakes that were a disaster But in the end I'll go original Venus or Mars ?
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    It's time to awaken Come out and be alive Too long you have been sleeping Now it's time to grow inside So far it's been a war of hope Now prepare to cross the line Knowing that the greatest danger Is right there in your mind Perhaps you tried to hide it But the truth you can't denie You've always had the Power Now Spread You're Wings And FLY Rise on wings of ecstasy Rise into the night Hear your spirit singing As you soar on wings of light Listen to the rhythm Of the singing stars And cry aloud with wonder For the sky once more is Ours So far it's been a war of hope Now prepare to cross the line Knowing that the greatest Power Is the Power of your mind Once we were hunted Once we were afraid But 'tho we had to hide it The Power did not fade In the time of hiding That's when you were made Now you know the secret You need no longer be afraid So far it's been a war of hope Now prepare to cross the line Knowing what you find there Might just Blow Your Mind Rise up all my children And cry aloud your Name Rise up in Full Glory Like a Phoenix from the Flame Rise up in Full Splendor For the world is Ours to Claim Rise up all my children For The World Is Ours AGAIN
  9. *note: this was inspired by "Last of the Giants" which can be found in George R R Martin's Game of Thrones books. Sorry I don't remember which book. Oooooh I am the First of the Giants My people not yet given birth The first of the great mountain giants Who will one day rule all of the Earth The Small Folk we'll drive from our forest And chase from our rivers and hills We'll tear down their walls in our valleys And run them away from our rills In stone halls they'll crouch by their fires In stone halls they'll cower in fear Whilst we will dance in the mountains And hold reveals that go on for years We will hunt them like dogs in the daylight We will hunt them like vermen by night Till these men who are small Yet tryed to stand tall Are driven forever from sight Oooooh I am the first of the giants So mark well the words of my song For when my people are come Your time will be done And our time will go on and on.
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    Because the one I waited for Chose not to wait for me I am left here waiting For a future I can't see On the dreary shore I'm waiting Here by the Sunless Sea And how long I'll go on waiting I no longer can foresee Oh dreary fog depart That my longing eyes may see The sail of Hope approaching From beyond Eternity Oh good ship come a sailing Across the Sunless Sea Oh Gray Ship come and take me To that Land Beyond the Sea That distant Land that here All call Eternity
  11. Would you walk the shifting line Is it Power that you seek Then be warned for the shifting line doth bridge the Burning Deep There are those who have looked down and now they fear to sleep Would you walk the shifting line Is it power that you seek There are far better ways To escape from being weak There is Power all around you And brightly does it shine How can it be, my friend That you are so blind So shun I say the shifting line And the horrors of the Deep And you shall have true friends To guard you while you sleep Listen well to what I say For I know of what I speak For I have walked the shifting line And gazed into the Deep. ********* Would you walk the shifting line And gaze into the Deep Would you dare to find there The answers that you seek The Burning Deep can show you The Dark Heart of your soul But such a view is bought At a heavy toll If you must Then Look, And find what you may See But remember On the Line, You'll have no place to flee And this is sadly also True You will be forever haunted by The memory of that view.
  12. I am One with the Heart of the Darkness I am One with the Heart of the Fire I am One Who Dances in Darkness I am One Who Dances in Fire I am One who Sings to the Darkness I am One Who Leaps from the Spire I am One who runs with the Shadows I am One who can hide in the Fire I am One who dances on rooftops And I do with the Fates Conspire
  13. Return from the Shadows Rise from the Ashes Rekindle the Flame For All Things Change All Things Pass Away All Things are Born Anew
  14. TLDunn213

    Holiday Season

    And Seasons Greetings to Snyp hope your recovery goes well. And Happy Holidays to anyone else reading this.
  15. Nice. Makes me think about trying to find the time to try learning another language. Then again maybe I should work in mastering "English" a bit more fully first
  16. I like the feeling/sentiment I get from the translations Sorry I don't know the original language And so can offer no help there. Would love to hear it in the original So as to hear/feel the rhythm and flow As originally intended But even limited to reading the translation I find it a lovely bit of free verse.
  17. I've never watched the movie. And this quick look at it tells me My instincts were right. I'd hate watching a story like this. To help lighten another's burden is one thing Overburdening yourself while you're at it is another.
  18. In the Gribble breeding grounds... Zatar turned to the gargoyle "Thanks for agreeing to this on such short notice, Gus. But I didn't know who else to call." "No Problem." Gus rumbled with a voice like a gravel pit, "You've done me plenty of favors; and you always pay good." "Right then. There are Nerfs in the other chamber, one a week should do for keeping this batch feed. Anyone gets in here with out my ok, stick them in the Nerf pen until I can get down here." "Got It Boss" and the gargoyle settled himself down to keep watch.
  19. If someone is already doing this topic let me know. Anyway I was looking at a thing on magic in here somewhere And it got me thinking about the whole ancient lost science idea. And while I don't buy everything from that show on the History channel They do make a good case for ancient advanced science. It's the alien part I tend to discount. Not to say that aliens aren't out there or may have come here But the aliens "gods" they tend to point to in the series Looked human acted human mated with humans. Look at all the half gods in the Greek stories. So I hold to the view that most of these "aliens" were humans Who just happened to have higher level technology. Easy enough to see how that could happen Take the world as it is now. Pick a disaster. End of civilisation level. Wait oh... 50 years or so; and then come down from a space station Or out from under a mountain. We have modern tech while the other survivors are people in remote jungles and such who didn't have much tech to start with... Would we not be taken for "gods" ? Maybe I'll take a shot at trying to write a story along that line. See how long I can keep people guessing as to when it's taking place Ancient past or post apocalyptic future. Anyone else who wants to try something along this line; Go for it. If you want help with such a project; I'll do my best to be useful And if you don't want/need help; well, let me know about it anyway as I'd love to see a good story done along this line. And so far all I've got is the concept.
  20. When it comes to magic vs religion I see it as being a question of which can best Explain the other. A: can do "magic" because we are created in the image of GOD. B: any "God", "Devil", or "Spirit" you run into is a thought form The someone or some group built at some point or other. Question is once you have a complex enough thought form Can it start thinking ?
  21. Storm tossed moon overhead I should be home in bed Yet I follow the Call of the Wild Moonlit trail beeneth my feet I no longer need to sleep When I follow the Call of the Wild Will you follow the Call of the Wild Some people are filled with fright When they hear the Call at night Have you heard the Call of the Wild Will you follow the Call of the Wild The Call comes from deep inside So it cannot be denied Come follow the Call of the Wild It's calling; It's Calling to You.
  22. Old Tom doged to the right and ducked down behind a bolder. The monster ran by following the others. Old Tom pulled out his pistol. He'd only get one shot. Praying that the part about silver bullets wasn't true He took aim...
  23. So what do I need to do to get in on one of these ? And if you are attacked by a wolf what are the odds of Becoming a wolf vs getting killed ?
  24. In a gloomy hallway not too far from the Vaults of Time... Zatar pulls a fragment of magic out of the Gate spell leading to the Gribble breading grounds. The fragment crumbles to nothing the moment it is free of the Gate. Zatar frowns, there are enough old spells down here that a fragment could have broken off at just the right moment to have gotten lodged in the Gate like that. And I might find a winning Galactic Sweepstakes ticket down here too. Looks around for one... Yea, that's what I thought too. *sigh* Now I'm going to have to find a guard for down here. And pulling his cloak around himself Zatar vanishes with a soft "pop!"
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    Weird creepy Twilightzoney I like it And am sort of creeper out by it At the same time If that was the effect you were going for Well done. You nailed it.
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