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Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 14A few days later Dianna handed Tommy a sketch.
“What’s this Dia?” He looked over the colored drawing.
“A concept for your hero costume, what you thought Abby was just going to let you get her car dirty every time you decided to take a job with us?”
“So I am a member of Defense Force now?”
“Well you were planning to have job over the summer right?”
“Yeah, um is this costume going to be spandex?” She smiled at him.
“No it was going to be like my hoodie, one of Tabitha’s Kevlar cotton hybrids, but if you want it to be spandex…”she winked at him. As if on cue the plump girl in the silver hoodie came up.
“Dianna think you can put a rush job on Tommy’s costume?” The girl adjusted her glasses while catching her breath.
“Why what’s up?” The brunette asked with a smile bright enough to rival the sun.
“The Mayor is honoring us this Saturday!”
The fateful day
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 13The green Dodge arrived quickly.
“I love that licenses plate changer you got me Bit. And the 3mr1d5k3r plate you got me.” Emerald Striker commented getting out of the vehicle. Lightning got out of the shotgun seat.
“Well we better follow the sounds of chaos.” The yellow hoodie wearer commented looking at the path craved from destruction before them. Tommy gulped looking at the toppled cars. ‘How is that we can bring forth this much anarchy,’ circled through his mind.
“Alright let’s get after them!” Circuit declared setting her gun to stun.
They proceeded into the thick of things. Loud screams and music drowned out the hero’s shouting of ‘cease and desist’.
“That thing got a megaphone?” Emerald Striker asked poking her girlfriend’s armor.
“Oh it’s got something waaaay better.” Circuit smirked behind her helmet. Suddenly all the electronic devices in the area with a speaker h
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 12Tommy and Dianna were silently playing their PSPs when Tabitha and Abby returned.
“Wow they broke from the debating,” Abby whispered into Tabitha's ear. Tabitha couldn't help but giggle a bit, pulling her friends away from their games.
“What's so funny?” Tommy asked.
“Oh nothing. Just the fact you caught super powers!”
“What?” Tommy laughed at the idea.
“It's true,” Abby said turning the television on, “hey they're near downtown. Maybe they busted the punks who hurt ya Bit?” She turned up the news cast.
“We are here in Downtown San Francisco where a protest has turned into a full scale riot!” The reporter said as the background displayed many scenes of chaos. Windows being smashed, cars being toppled. “Police have arrived on scene, in riot gear, however…” That is when a huge missile hit the ground in front of the officers.
“Holy shit,” the quartet of teens said in unison.
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 11“Well hi, Abby, Tabitha,” Claudia said brightly inviting her son's best friends in.
“Where is Tommy?” Audrey asked sitting down on the couch as the plump glasses wearer, and the semi-muscular girl in the all but tattered black t-Shirt made their way into the living room.
“We'll ask the questions around here Dr. Harrper!” Tabitha decided to play bad cop.
“What Tabitha means to say Audrey,” Abby began as they sat, and Claudia crawled up with her wife, “Today Tommy made rocks fly.” Tabitha busted out.
“Um what?” His parents scratched their heads in confusion.
“Yeah,” Abby resumed calmly, “and ever since then he's been leaking this ‘other worldly’ radiation. So guess what I am trying to ask is…”
“HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TURNING HIM INTO AN ALIEN WEAPON!?!?!” Tabitha interrupted. Abby rolled her eyes.
“Is there anything that might not be of this world?” T
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 10“Just call Abby,” Tommy complained as he played his PSP in one of Tabitha’s human sized study tubes, “but give me my clothes back!”
“Beat that level yet?” Tabitha attempts to change the subject.
“Call Abby now,” Tommy reiterates ignoring her question, “why did you take my clothes!”
“I mean people don't just spontaneously control rocks, and now you are oozing a strange radiation! I have to get the clothes examined since they might have absorbed a good chunk of it from when you first attacked.”
“You know Abby is smart too, so call her.”
“Maybe after a nap, fresh eyes you.”
“TABITHA CALL ABBY NOW! AND GET ME SOME CLOTHES!”
“Ok, okay.” After a short bit Tommy was sitting in a chair pulling on the shirt that had ‘20% Cooler in 10 Seconds Flat!’ written across it.
“You are cruel Tabitha,” he groaned.
“Sorry, but Winslow is having your clo
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 9On their way back out of the office, they noticed that the crowd had grown.
“Last chance on the sunglasses,” Tommy jokingly suggested once more.
“Like you said not many people know I am, it is like I have a secret identity even though I don’t hide it.” Tabitha adjusted her glasses.
“OH BEHOLD MY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE LONG DEAD MIDDLE CLASS! THERE IS ONE OF THE MURDERS OF OUR SOCIAL CLASS, or as they like to be called a one percenter, TABITHA LANNING!” The leader of this ‘peaceful’ assembly screamed over his megaphone. It was as if he knew that this would change the situation from a soft boil to raging inferno, because almost immediately, members of the gathering broke off and raced towards the young teens.
“Uh, oh,” Tabitha commented as she and Tommy began running away from the gang. Looking back they saw many of them getting weapons, mostly rocks and chunks of concrete, but a few did manage to pick up some pipes out of
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 8They proceeded downtown.
“STAND DOWN SAN FRANCISCO!” A group of people shouted in unison.
“Ugh great, Occupy Wall Street ended, now they needed a new target.” Tabitha scowls heading to the Doctor’s office.
“Yeah seems Silicon Valley tech companies are the target now…should I get you some sun glasses?”
“No.” She pouted at her dark skinned companion.
“I’m just saying if I was in your position, I would totally want shades.” Tommy’s golden eyes sparked with nervousness.
“Yeah right,” Tabitha remarked rolling her blue eyes as they walked towards the office.
"I'm serious," Tommy pleaded as Tabitha made her way to the vending machine on the corner.
"Uh huh, sure," Tabitha sarcastically replied as she opened her root beer.
"You quit your diet?"
"No it is diet," Tabitha commented looking over her drink.
"Why are you on it anyway?" Tommy raised an eyebrow, "I mean that 'armor' looked like it w
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 7“Was the outfit change really necessary, Tabitha?” Tommy asked as they walked into the lab.
“Yes, yes it was,” Tabitha exclaimed as she rushed to her work bench, lab coat swishing with each step. “Mind handing me the blow torch?” She asked adjusting her goggles and brushing one of her hot pink highlights away.
“Sure,” he hands it to her, “so what are you working on anyway?”
“The reason I'm on my diet.” She says using the blow torch.
Moments of constant work passed until... “Behold!” Tabitha declares as her work bench rises up to reveal.
“Chrome armor?” Tommy suspiciously raised an eyebrow.
“I call it ‘Project Circuit.’ Because ‘Circuit’ would be my super heroine name.”
“What are you talking about?”
“It's just an emergency measure, Tommy. I mean ever since I installed that chip into me,” she instinctively pointed to her
Defense Force: Heroes by The Hour Chap 6 “-so STUPID?” The tall red head with a pixie cut unknowingly and not so eloquently finished the question across town as she slammed the hood of her green 1969 Dodge Challenger down.
“I still can't believe you dumped Tommy, for know-it-all Tabitha, who you constantly argue with all the Abby!” The skinny brunette girl comments as she hands the red head a towel.
“Thanks, Dianna,” Abby replies as she towel off, “, and I didn't dump Tommy we both work better as friends, plus he's not really my type.”
“What a boy? I mean with your Power Girl rack you could have any guy.” Dianna pouted folding her arms over her, certainly flatter than Abby’s, chest.
“No, when I want a guy I want one who's strong, maybe a bit sensitive, and Tommy's just a nice guy. But with the ladies. All I want is at least one of the three Bs, brains, boobs, or bucks, in that order. Bit has all three.”
“Yet her chest is flatter t
Representation: Damned either way
(Disclaimer: The following post concerns discussion of progressivism in video games or other forms of media and may be considered “Social Justice Warrior”. If you do not feel comfortable reading about such things, it is recommended that you read something else.
Also, don’t take anything I say too seriously. I’m the guy who liked all the Bayformer films, Sucker Punch, Green Lantern and the Mass Effect 3 ending.)
Representation: Damned if you do Damned if you don’t
What I’m about to say is very controversial. It may unintentionally push the wrong buttons, offend some people and phrase things the wrong way. If that happens, know that it wasn’t intentional and I apologize in advance. Feel free to call me out if I cross a line or two. Also, be aware that this post may contain logical fallacies and even strawmen. Okay? Okay.
So, when it comes to representation in mass-media, the issue of diversity has become a hot button topic and point
RE: 'What People Are Doing By Being Anti-Feminist'First off, why the hell is that piece under "Historical" in the Non-Fiction category? There's nothing even remotely historical about anything on that list. You're just voicing your opinion, so it should be under "Editorial." Second, it is your opinion because you don't give any damn sources for any of those on the list. So I'm going to leave some of those alone and voice my rebuttal/counter-opinion on the ones that are my favorites:
Dimissing that cat-calling is still an issue.*dismissing
Someone be honest with me here. Is it really that fucking hard to just keep walking away and ignoring the shitheads? Because I admit, I've never been cat-called, despite the fact that I've been given compliments by a few guys about how I look. And those aren't sexual harassment, those are legit compliments. I may be self-conscious and have a bit of low self-esteem issues, but I know a compliment when I hear it because they just make me want to run and hide. After being criticized
The YouTube Hater Dilemma So, I happened to be scrolling through the comments section on SkyDoesMinecraft's latest Cops and Robbers video (hysterical, as usual). As I was reading through the comments, I came across A LOT of comments either hating on Sky because, well, they want to hate on him, or were complaining about how his channel isn't what THEY wanted it to be, that it was too different from what they were used to.
I decided to go check out another channel, to see what they had uploaded today.
After watching the videos I didn't get to watch until that point, I went through the comments sections.
The same thing as Sky's channel. People complaining, hating, and (sighs) filling the place with comments that had NOTHING to do with the video.
I'm not just talking about Sky's channel. I'm talking about a lot of peoples' channels.
Here recently, I've been noticing a huge increase in the amount of hate people are leaving in the com
Wisdom and knowledgeLet the humble have faith that is rewarded by wisdom and the arrogant be punished with knowledge of truths that the wise leave to God.
Deep Cliff #46 Bang Bang by Jessie J
Music Review: Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Manaj
Hello and welcome to yet another Deep Cliff, where I listen to your questions and bring you in depth answers. I want it to be known that I love music. I think that music is art that can be heard rather than seen. It’s expression…it carries a message. I have always had a great love for music, and while I may not like all genres…all music appeals to someone, and thus I can’t be a total hater. With that in mind…there are some songs that become sinfully famous. And when I say sinfully famous, I mean these are songs that are essentially trash…but manage to become quite popular. Case and point: Bang Bang by Jessie J, featuring Ariana Grande and rapper Nicki Manaj.
Bang Bang was released in July of 2014 and is featured on Jessie J’s new album “Sweet Talker.” This song did commercially well in America and reached Billboards top 100, peaking at number three at first
Super Mario Bros. 3 - An Overrated Classic? If you ask the average Mario fan what the top three games are, he/she will probably mention Super Mario World and Super Mario 64 and conclude that Super Mario Bros. 3 is the greatest game in the series. It is an NES classic to be sure -- it was revolutionary in 1990. It's still fun to this day!
On the other side of the coin, Mario fans tend to criticize the New Super Mario Bros. series, citing all five games as being identical. First of all, that's extremely unfair to the first NSMB for Nintendo DS. That one is brimming with features and details that didn't carry over to the rest of the NSMB series: Original bosses, SM64 elements, a competitive 1-on-1 mode, and a slew of competitive mini-games for 4-player mayhem. Secondly, when you seriously think about and compare them, aren't SMB3 and NSMB cut from the exact same cloth?
*NOTE: From here on out, NSMB will refer to the series as a whole, no
Top 30 Fictional Good Guys #20 - ElsaYeah yeah, she's currently Disney's most popular heroine. Some people say Frozen's just a fad, but I think Elsa has staying power and will go down in history as one of Disney's great characters.
Why, you ask?
Well for one thing, she offers a very interesting perspective on having supernatural powers. Sure, we have no shortage of angsty superheroes, but most of the time their powers are still portrayed as the coolest thing ever and their angst comes more from their responsibility of protecting people than their powers themselves. Elsa's powers, on the other hand, are more of a curse than a blessing. While her power is awesome, she can't control it, which results in danger for those around her. At the beginning of the movie, a charming playtime between two children turns into a tragedy when Elsa accidentally strikes Anna's head with ice and almost kills her, which immediately shows us the struggle to come.
Elsa's struggle has been called a metaphor for everything from mental disorders to
Fake FriendsFake Friends
by GobboKilla, Shared by me
Journals / Personal
There are some people who are getting too fake here on dA. They only want posts, comments, or to see how many friends they can get. So let's see who will actually re-post this. This is a test to see who's paying attention. This is a test to see how many people in my friends list actually pay attention. Copy and re-post in your own bulletin. Lets see who the true friends are... Re-post this if you are a friend... Don't reply... Just copy and paste this in a new journal as "Fake Friends."
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
MercyOh sweet God how the grassland
ignites in moonlight tonight
I must thank you for creating
her tangled fingers' slow pace
through the handsome rain Her
trochaic kinesthesia to rhythms
in Stravinsky's The Rite of
Spring Is this how you meant
for us to love you Yahweh
Tumbling clumsily down hills
of sheets into perpetually
immutable silence I could love
you like that I think I've been
practicing on this Savanna
for days and months Lost in
her crystal canvas Rolling crests
and troughs And when she touches
me Oh fair Lord I'm dragged into
your city past Gethsemane's
pulsing green and gold
Please hold us together
under this luminous stretch
Oh Father We are live
unclothed Our reflections awash
with the skin of your sun
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