Rega's Hellside Detour 4: AmbushedThe city was just within reach, the business and residential towers were now beginning to obstruct the horizon.Rega's Hellside Detour 4: Ambushed by coolbreeze88
As we both continued our trek back towards safety, the narrow trail widened merged with other trails just as tributaries form together to form a main river.
The way the roads arrange was analogous to that of a tree, completely the opposite of the typical box and grid pattern and rather creative too.
The outskirts were destitute; the farmsteads that seemed to have only been able to only provide subsistence level yields lay abandoned.
The houses were small bungalows at best, possibly with beds and the wood furnace/ sharing the same room.
How could the people who provide food for society live in such poverty?
Rega’s hasn’t seen anything like this; usually farmers were compensated for the winter months, but from what he could tell from the rickety log fences and shacks was that they were working in conditions of borderline serfdom.
Wait, farmers grow food and….
Rega's Hellside Detour Chapter 3: ShirleyRega’s gun was pointed at its intended target ready to fire, Rega’s had the entity in his sights and…Rega's Hellside Detour Chapter 3: Shirley by coolbreeze88
The trigger failed to compress.
“Oh god it’s just…” Rega said in awkward relief.
Standing before him was a simple forest drop with large rounded eyes, branch like tendrils for what substituted as his/her hair…. In all honesty, genders are very hard to discern with drops.
The drop was also about the same height as Rega and it also seemed to have a preference for clothes which Rega really liked. Nothing fancy for clothes, just a simple t-shirt, jacket combo with cargo pants.
The drop had its hands in the air with the expression on his face displaying a total look of shock and terror on his face.
The dark green hued skin of the drop helped it blend in partially with his/her surroundings, which was probably the reason the Aurorian didn’t see him or her sooner.
After a short pause, Rega was the first to speak up, a bit of frustration see
Rega's Hellside Detour: Were the hell am I?!Rega wasn't used to going though portals; he has a few times practiced with a couple of teleportation spells. Unfortunately he always fell short when it came to fine tuning the ethereal warping.Rega's Hellside Detour: Were the hell am I?! by coolbreeze88
Rega learned the hard way that teleportation is not as simple as snapping your fingers
first time he ended up in the middle of a lake, next it was the ladies room, all because he couldn't just write exact coordinates...well in 3 dimensions.... and compensating for the curvature of the planet... and making sure you won’t teleport INTO anything.
that's why barely anyone but those snobby academic elites use teleportation magic, its hard as Hellside to pull off, no matter what type of magic your using.
But this portal didn't seem to have a "porting delay" as it was literally instantaneous, almost like falling through a hole... That's probably because it WAS a hole.
The fall was shallow, about a 10 feet drop into a pile of loose brush. Rega was a bit stunned a bit by the sudden stop of the fal
Rega Hellside Detour: The Theifthe blue fox was bold in his strides. each and every one of his steps came with an audible thud as if he was trying to beat the worn out dirt trail in submission.Rega Hellside Detour: The Theif by coolbreeze88
it was still early in the morning and the sensation of dew was still heavy in the air, he embraced the refreshing breeze with a look of unwarranted optimism and confidence.
their hasn't been much company as of late, rega decided his line of err... "business" would be best served on a path much less traveled as they... and away from a certain amount of unwelcome "Seekers".
the abandoned lumbering trail seems like a very ill advised path to take.
yet, he kept pace, not even being phased with the hazards of being out in the untamed wilderness.
the brush and various grasses have of couse began to replace to what was once a business route to most who labored in the area. hauling what they managed to cut down in their selective on behemoth automotive hauling machines.
he may not look it from the noticeable lack of a backpack, but h
To Halt Lightning, Part 2: The Din.To Halt Lightning, Part 2: The Din. by Mustardman8
The stairs leading down to the ticket plaza were wide, and the people traversing them were loud. Children were tossing york coins into a lit fountain in the center that illuminated the vaulted ceiling. I waited for what felt like an hour in line for the ticket booths, and when the group in front of us finished, the next group, myself included, took their place.
"An aurorean fox?" said the young flowercat behind the counter, "What brings you into our fair city?"
"I'm here on business," I said as I stepped into the photo booth.
"Of course he is..."
I was to be on the new lightning rail's first trip into the city, and the departure time was in less than thirty minutes, so I didn't have time to loiter in the ticket plaza. This was a shame, since there were several places to sit down and eat whose warm aesthetics or peppy signage seemed to actively invite my atte
the portrait above is acctualy a rotoscoped version of myself. yep just took my own picture and drew over it with my own style. pretty cool hugh?! oh and i finnaly figuired out how to use stamps YAAAAY!!!|
Your result for The Social Privilege Test...
Approximately 14% of the population fits this result.
You're fairly affluent, and fate has dealt you a better hand than most. You may have experienced some minor setbacks in your life, but you're still better off than at least 85% of the U.S. population. Typically one of the more sheltered segments of American society, you probably have led a fairly easy life. But has it made you happy?
I recommend that you keep your eyes open for signs of privilege in your everyday life. Notice the people who wait on you and perform services for you. How do you benefit from using people of lesser status than you? Are you more courteous and polite to people who look moneyed than to people who look poor? Is the balance of power between the rich and the poor fair?
Take my other tests. You know you wanna!
p>Your result for What kind of drink are you?...</p>
10 Daiquiri, 0 Captain, 5 Milk and 10 Mixed!
If you were a drink you would be a strawberry daiquiri. Your feminine side is the most dominate side in you. Your most likely a romantic, passionate person who enjoys the finer things in life. You'd love to visit Paris one day and have a romantic meal with a loved one. Your the Strawberry Daiquiri.
Your result for The Are You a Psychopath? Test...
The Healthy Lunatic
You scored 73% empathic, 38% delusional, 62% sociable, and 39% law-abiding!
You're delusional, but otherwise a normal member of society. Maybe you think weird thoughts or believe in things other people don't, but you're able to function just fine. You're definitely not a psychopath.
Your result for The Personality Defect Test...
You are 43% Rational, 43% Extroverted, 43% Brutal, and 86% Arrogant.
You are the Starving Artist! Like some sort of emaciated Frenchman, you sit in your fancy little chair and contemplate beauty, meaning, flowers, and all kinds of other ridiculous crap. You are more intuitive than logical, and are primarily guided by your heart and emotions. You are also very introverted and gentle. Of course, this does not mean that you do not have an ego. In fact, you are surprisingly arrogant for someone so emotional and gentle. This is why you are best described as a starving artist. You are very introspective and quite sure of yourself, as any accomplished artist is, yet your views are impractical, guided by feelings, and overly gentle. You probably find math, logic, and similar intellectual pursuits offensive to your artistic sensibilities, and you prefer the open-endedness of artistry because it's infinitely easier to ponder the beauty of a sock than to build rocketships. So really you have no reason to be arrogant, you big doofus, because the skills you value (emotion, spirit, art, etc.) in yourself are valuable only on a subjective level, meaning your arrogance is purely masturbatory, like the insipid self-pleasuring of some twat who spouts artistic nonsense only for the pleasant tinkling sound it makes upon his indiscriminating ears. In short, your personality is defective because you are arrogant, introverted, introspective, gentle, and thoroughly irrational...posessing most of the traits needed to be a starving--and useless--artist. So get out there, write a few short stories that are allegories for the indestructible spirit of socks, and starve!
To put it less negatively:
1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.
2. You are more INTROVERTED than extroverted.
3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.
4. You are more ARROGANT than humble.
Your exact opposite is the Capitalist Pig.
If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.
The other personality types:
The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.
The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.
The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.
The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.
Be sure to take my Sublime Philosophical Crap Test if you are interested in taking a slightly more intellectual test that has just as many insane ramblings as this one does!
The following image was made by Stephan Brusche at www.sb77.nl, a real-life "starving artist". Check out his website if interested.
I am a self-proclaimed pseudo-intellectual who loves dashes. I enjoy politics, science, philosophy, fart jokes, and water balloons, not necessarily in that order. I spend 95% of my time online, and the other 5% of my time in the bathroom, longing to get back on the computer. If, God forbid, you somehow find me amusing instead of crass and annoying, be sure to check out my blog and podcast at SaintGasoline.com.
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he has fallen in o the toughest of times (blame the economy) but his prowess as an artist has never shone brighter.
please show your support and offer at least a minimum of 10 points per person.
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