We live in a world filled with corruption and manipulation. A society filled with copy and pasted ideas that never benefit society. Join me as I reveal the darkest parts of the world and brightest side of it as well. I will perform experiments and keep you updated on what I'm doing.
From the idyll to the decay of love; From a world of fantasies to a harsh reality; the first-half of Freya Crescent's reimagined storytelling, in anticipation of and afterwards the birth, the circumstances that led a childhood spent on a wish and the maturity devoted by the inherited job, and the emotions felt below and above the clouds, where the wings of a Dragoon fled into.
Power, Corruption & Lies (First Half) (Ongoing):
The New Stone Age, A Place To Call Home, Snowflakes Are Dancing, When The Tigers Broke Free, Jeux Sans Frontières, Perfect Circle, Sunday Morning, ABC Auto-Industry, The Army Now, The Path Of Least Resistance, The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades, Nightporter, Toyota City, Ties of Sea and Flames, Alberto Balsalm, 5 8 6, Little Trouble Girl, The Hall Of Mirrors, Fall On Me, After The Flood...
The Hurting (Second Half) (Ongoing)
Enter the brutal world of the God King:
- a lackadaisical king with limitless magical powers
- a useless resistance faction in the capital
- a young inept soldier thrust into a dangerous world
- a girl unknowingly destined to become a pirate queen
- and the lewd memoirs of Isaac the ferocious sea lover!
This is no half-baked high fantasy fan fiction. I promise there are no orcs, elves, fae, fairies, vampires, werewolves or rubbish like that. There might be a golem or two. I've tried to make this amusing. Hope you enjoy. - stevegummibears
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The apocalypse started five years ago, Emma's bestfriends dad was one of the leading scientists trying to come up with a cure. He believes he has created it, but he soon died. He left the cure with his daughter, Freya. But she died as well in a supply run. Now it's up to Emma to get this cure halfway across the country to the last known standing military base.
A collection of very short horror poems that I decided to make for fun. These poems are not in any way linked to my actual stories, even though there may be a few references to them in the future.
Few poems trying to depict feelings of soldiers. Named after a song lyrics that were never made to a song, cause I can't play any instrument and couldn't record it.
"The tale of darkness, but also, of the brightness that lies beyond,
The tale of misjudgments, but also of amendments,
The tale of cruelty, but also of revolution,
The tale of eternal sufferings, but also of assurance,
The tale of derangement, but also of modification,
The tale of destruction, but also of construction,
The tale of eternal deterioration, but also of never ending improvement,
The tale of random decisions, but also of directed hardwork,
The tale of hierarchy, but also of true equality,
Welcome, to this tale of humanity's relationships,
Welcome, to the grand tale, of THE ANTONYM OF FRIENDSHIP."
-Shiroyama Seniichi, The AoF storyteller
Marissa Summer Webb came from a grim town, Eastwood, fleeing into a nearby town. All was grand until she got the will from her late grandfather, leaving everything in her name. She must return to make it ready for buyers, whilst facing her buried feelings about this town. A town that makes her dark side come out.
Tyfell Calum was nothing more than a thief the day the city was attacked.
He wasn't special. He wasn't a royal, and he certainly wasn't rich. He was just a boy that lived in the lower district with his adopted father and brother.
The day he broke out of prison, was the day he suddenly found himself being hunted down like prey. For no possible reasons he could understand, Ty had to leave the city and his family behind in his attempt to escape the groups of summoners, city guards, and slayers that were hot on his trail.
Maybe it was the fact that he could rewind time? He wasn't sure.
In this new world, Ty suddenly found himself thrown in, he is faced with bloodthirsty demons, unique races and so many magical powers beyond his imagination.
So who are these people hunting him down and why?
Before he can find answers, Ty must get ready to fight and to protect the ones he loves. And with his new powers, maybe it might not be so hard after all.
Did you ever watch a foreign movie where Korean was spoken with a terrible accent? You didn’t enjoy watching that movie very much, did you? I feel your pain. I get the same impression when hearing ‘’Polish’’ spoken in various international TV productions. I realize foreign language nuances aren’t that important to many English speakers and I understand certain plot aspects need simplifying. Still, it shouldn’t be done at the expense of logic and common sense.
While there are TV shows centering on exolinguistics — the study of alien languages — it’s commonplace to hear aliens in a different galaxy speak flawless American English. For some strange reason, many aliens happen to be wearing makeup and high heels. It feels as though every civilization in the universe is a reflection of human society. The same applies to alternate reality Earths where language and cultural differences are almost never explored. There are TV series, such as ‘’Fringe,’’ which mention interdimensional language differences. In the alternate reality, Manhattan is spelled with one T. But that’s it. No mention of different words, accents and cultural customs.
‘’It’s too philosophical,’’ I hear you say. ‘’No one is going to watch a philosophical TV show.’’
I disagree. It’s time to stop underestimating the global audience. The quality of a particular TV show depends on the minds behind it. There’s a global market for TV productions covering philosophical angles. South Korean TV content is moving in that direction by fearlessly tackling difficult and sensitive subjects.
Imagine a TV series based on a seemingly predictable premise: a Western businessman dies and goes into the light. He reincarnates with memories intact and ends up in an alternate reality South Korea where magic is real. He wants to communicate with the world but all his new Korean parents can hear are screams. Worse yet, he is now a girl. He is socialized to be a South Korean woman while struggling to hold on to the Western identity. Will the blending of two identities cause the main character to lose his mind and become a serial killer? How will his language evolve? Is K-pop different in the other world? So many fascinating questions and plot twists to explore. I’m perfectly aware there are many TV shows about reincarnation and more comical aspects of identity change but I have yet to see a TV show delving into the depths of such a multicultural and multidimensional metamorphosis.
I’d gladly write the script myself but I lack the necessary scriptwriting experience and cultural awareness. I’m sure there is an industrious scriptwriter somewhere in South Korea who can turn the above idea into a global smash hit cleverly promoting the Korean culture in the process. The Korea Times is read by people from all walks of life, so it’s possible someone like that is going to come across my opinion piece. South Korea is a cultural superpower. Why not make the country’s cultural superpower status even more impressive?
Okay, I think this story has been through enough rejections, time to put it on here.
This is a story about a man, a twin, that has decided to finally achieve his dream of being a writer and living a good life, regardless of how he gets it.
He does what he has to do, or, what he felt like he had to do.