Airshipping Is MagicThe morning air was crisp and cool with barely a breeze blowing. The sky was crystal blue, and the rays of the sun played lazily across the green countryside. It was the perfect day, thought Twilight Blimple, for a flight.Airshipping Is Magic2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The little purple sparkly blimp slowly rose into the air, enjoying the wind as it played across her surface. Her propellers spun into life as she turned in a westerly direction, the fluted spire that jutted out from her control deck pointing the way.
Twilight wasn't a big blimp. Her gasbag was large but stubby, her fins small and protruding, and her purple gondola cabin was slung almost apologetically underneath. Growing
The AirshipMemory is probably the oddest part of the mind, sometimes, it will recall events with vivid imagery, but only a day later, it might be unable to remember even a single moment of that same event. There is one event that, no matter how much time passes, will always stay deeply entrenched in my mind, when I was arrested as a political prisoner of the French Republic. Let me tell you how the events transpired.The Airship9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Before you can understand what any of it means, you will have to know a bit of background. It was the 30th year Queen Victoria's reign in the UK, or at least it should have been, if the French hadn't executed her and her entire family when
Guardian Angels: A Report on the Modern AirshipPhillip PirripGuardian Angels: A Report on the Modern Airship7 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
November 1, 2132
Technology has always played a crucial role in human history and has only grown more influential and intertwined with our daily lives as it progresses. However, as our past has proven, often some of our most incredible advancements have been born from or used to create conflict. The twentieth century saw countless examples of warfare and conflict leading to leaps in technology. Although one could list off the various weapons created in this time period, an interesting pattern emerged as the technology matured. Once purely destructive innovations became something more as we unlocked t
Bury the ChildBury the child in a broken coffinBury the Child3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
with an empty censer, for who will pray?
You killed her with your bloody hands;
she starved for the food you stole.
She was your child, so beautiful,
with a sweet and untrained voice,
yet most who saw her told you
that she'd make the world rejoice.
When the winter came, she faded away,
shadows of monsters in clouds of steam
from the fires crying out in the hearth
drawing you back you back to your home
where they would tell you:
"She doesn't exist, there is no child.
Monsters and visions are lies.
All poets are dead to the world
and hope won't feed the stomach.
Hearts are not for dreaming,
My Little Airship Part 1The armor of the mighty Trottingham soldiers glinted in the moonlight, the infantry standing tall and proud, swords raised. Behind them two ranks of kerosene-powered trotting machines stood ready to fire, cannons aimed over the heads of the platoon. A zeppelin scouted no-pony's land at the center of the battlefield, its black metal skin sparkling in the ominous black and orange sky.My Little Airship Part 11 year ago in Profiles More Like This
The Dawnist infantry crouched behind their fortifications, knowing they stood no chance against the steel might of Emperor Blueblood's Clanker empire. But a row of genetically altered manticores loomed behind them, ready to devour any who dared retreat.
AirshipsThe city lights dim,Airships5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Shutting down for sleep,
Airships passing silently overhead
Passengers gazing out of diamond windows
At the darkness below
in a world of dreams
The sable cloak of night waves
as about their business go
the keepers of the dark
The watchers in the stillness
in the shadows
in the shadows' shadows.
Steam escapes from the chimneys
billowing upward to embrace the ships
Welcoming in a cloud of heat and tears
and copper piping.
What is made is not undone,
what is undone cannot be made,
In this city of darkness and dream.
And the people ever watch
as the grand design is played out below
Aboard the Airship Skipper thought for a second. He knew that there was only a minute left before the bomb went off. He looked up at the airship which was about half the size of New York City. An idea popped into Skipper's head. He ran over to Kowalski and ripped the bomb out of his flipper.Aboard the Airship2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Skipper?" Kowalski asked, "What are you doing?" Skipper ignored Kowalski and picked up the mega-bazooka flipper that the ripped off of Sherman. Skipper stuffed the bomb into the mega bazooka.
"Rico" Skipper said, "Give me a grappling hook gun!" Rico nodded and hacked up a grappling hook gun. Skipper grabbed it and ran to the side of a building. He fired
Anti-dragon Airship DefensesCaptain Chesiram's Listing of Anti-Dragon Defenses for Airships.Anti-dragon Airship Defenses2 years ago in Settings More Like This
I won't hide the fact that I've had dealings with dragonriders, or the fact that I am on good terms with them. However, I am a dragonhunter, which means that I know how to take them down.
What should be remembered first is that dragons are smart. Smarter than most men I know. keep that im mind when fighting them. Wild dragons are a threat to anyone who travels the skies. It's always a good idea to keep an eye out for any of them, as an airship is a tempting target for these creatures.
Harpoon Gun - Classic
Negeyari's Begining Chapter 9Chapter 9Negeyari's Begining Chapter 95 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Above the fishing village of Najalka two massive airships hovered ominously, blocking out the sun and creating a shadow on the village below. The civilian air ship and large armed military airship communicated with their signal lamps continuously as they grew closer. The smaller civilian airship then turned towards the open land around the farms, as the military airship
hovered in place above the village. "Its landing!" "Why are they here?" "Are they here to take away Negeyari?!" many of the villagers began shouting as the airship lightly touched down in a field devoid of trees just outside the village.
"Come on Nege
Alternative Solutions (My first Steampunk)Alternative Solutions (My first Steampunk)1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"There's GOT to be a way around it," Sherlock raged softly from his corner of the flat, lifting his magnifying goggles away from his eyes to rest in a tangled black nest of curls. The tiny chart of the underground facility stared elusively back at him, its secrets no less divulged than they had been an hour ago. "But there's nothing for it," Sherlock sunk into a state of lamentation in his armchair, legs outstretched until his saddle-print boots nearly intruded on John's personal space.
"The bases are air-tight, not even Mycroft could sneak someone into one of them. They've got double and triple backups on everything, a checkpoint every thre
AphroditeLightning crackled in seven hues across Serpentine's faceted flight visor. The steering yolk buffeted against her thighs with the eastward winds. She gripped the stick with a gloved hand, and reached up to grab the speaking tube.Aphrodite3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Doc! Whatever you're going to do, do it fast!" she screamed into the brass funnel, "the Everstorm will chew us up if we stay here much longer!"
As if to prove her point, the Aphrodite lurched like a kicked-over watering can against the storm-wracked winds. The starboard rotors missed a beat, and Serp's stomach jumped into her throat. It was a long way down into the Maw, and she was flying without backup pinions; t
AirshipAirship3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Captain Severence Constantine Archer was just drifting off to sleep when the transmitter began beeping. He thought briefly about ignoring it, but as a captain, he knew he couldn't. It could be important... It had better be an SOS or death dispatch, he thought. With a sigh, he got up and grabbed his jacket, tossing it on over his bare chest. He zipped it up, took a seat at his desk and flip the switch to receive the transmission. The vacuum tubes hummed for a moment while they warmed up, and after a few seconds the screen flickered on. General Harver McCoy's face appeared on the screen, the windows behind him showing midmoring sunshine of Brit
Flight of the Valkyrie Chap.1Why had he chosen to do this? Surely it was a mistake to have made such a life-changing decision based solely on the answers which he sought... After all, what kind of Skypirate found himself working under the yoke of the military!?Flight of the Valkyrie Chap.14 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The sole reason that he had become a Skypirate in the first place had been to escape from the shackles in which his aristocracy bound him. He had yearned for freedom, he had needed the ability to escape, to release his airship from the docks and with the hum of propellers, disappear beyond the horizon. It had always been the need for freedom, to not be bound to the land like most people, which had made the Skypir
The Adventurer's LamentGive all my love to ages past,The Adventurer's Lament1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To times of wealth and wonder;
To adventurers, to lands unmapped,
To pirate's loot and plunder.
Tell history to wait for me,
Though I am far and gone
There's one path left for me to take
Before my journey's done.
I sailed these skies once like a king,
In search of gold and glory,
My body strong, mind clear and sharp,
Pursuing airship quarry.
Alone, I flew the seven seas,
And countless distant lands;
Mount Kailash and the Himalays,
The cruel Saharan sands.
It was the world of yesteryear,
With mountains white and wide
With deserts shifting, sun ablaze
Which beat my weathered hide;
Airship worldWe've seen zeppelin survival explored as a side effect of virtually every POD set before last wednesday, but the a scenario where everything is focused on the survival of the zeppelin as the scenario's main core is all too rarely explored. The POD of course involves a combination of various disasters being avoided plus president Roosevelt deciding to embark on an ambitious project to follow up the TVA: the construction of an air merchant marine using airships that would of course use american-produced helium.Airship world9 months ago in Settings More Like This
The second world war, cold war and even much of modern history largely followed OTL's overall path, but there of course some differenc
Dissidia Quotes: Cid HighwindCid HighwindDissidia Quotes: Cid Highwind1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
1. Hey, do you know who the hell I am?
2. Who the hell are you?
3. Get out outta my way!
4. You're starting to piss me off.
Low HP: Gonna cry on me?
Low HP: Pick yourself up already.
Strong Opponent: This is gonna be a big splash.
Strong Opponent: Whadda want?
Weak Opponent: Don't piss in your drawers.
Weak Opponent: Piss off already!
Warrior of Light: Does battle truly suit you?
Garland: A fool like you shames that name.
Firion: You're bit of a grouch, aren't you?
The Emperor: What and uncouth individual.
Onion Knight: You do know smoking is bad for your health, right?
Cloud of Darkness: Sink
My Little Airship Part 3*cough* *cough*My Little Airship Part 31 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Princess Twilight Sparkle awoke to the sound of rumbling of engines and the taste of terribly sweet molasses. It felt as if she were moving.... She couldn't come up with a cohesive thought as her senses gradually returned to normal. She opened her eyes and saw that she was wrapped in a white blanket with her family crest embroidered on the middle; the Great Princess Celestia flying straight into the sky with the rising sun behind her. It was her family, after all, that the Princess entrusted her half of Equestria to on her death bed. So of course, when Twilight's father fell in love with a lowly commoner, her family saw it as
My Little Airship Part 4The bird let loose in Eastern skiesMy Little Airship Part 41 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Returning fondly home,
Ne'er stoops to earth her wing, nor flies
Where idle warblers roam;
But high she shoots through air and light,
Above all low delay,
Where nothing earthly bounds her flight,
No shadow dims her way.
"Oh that I had Wings"
The storm had just come over the airfield when the ground ponies began to reel Applejack's safety harness back in. She could see them scrambling about on the ground, securing the hangar tents with extra spikes and getting the recruits indoors. Five burly earth ponies struggled to crank the ascender's winch, pulling Applejack quickly and steadily
The Mechanic I ran across the dilapidated tarmac to the airship that was refueling. If any of the people on the ground saw me, they'd probably shoot me before asking any questions. I was quick to slip into the cargo bay, using the boxes they were loading as cover as I scurried deeper into the ship. As soon as I found an access panel, I pulled it off and crawled inside before closing it almost completely. I just needed to get away from this town. To get away from him before he killed me.The Mechanic2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I held my breath as I heard the bay doors close and the engine fire up. It was only a matter of mintues before I was away from this town. They could kick me out at the