Ryan "Quicksave" Romano is an eccentric adventurer with a strange power: he can create a save-point in time and redo his life whenever he dies. Arriving in New Rome, the glitzy capital of sin of a rebuilding Europe, he finds the city torn between mega-corporations, sponsored heroes, superpowered criminals, and true monsters. It's a time of chaos, where potions can grant the power to rule the world and dangers lurk everywhere.
Ryan only sees different routes; and from Hero to Villain, he has to try them all. Only then will he achieve his perfect ending... no matter how many loops it takes.
Cover by Vitaly S. Alexius.
Cairn is a prince who is already tired of ruling. Faced with an imminent coronation and an overbearing father, he wants nothing more than to drown his responsibilities in cheap liquor and poor decisions. With the help of his sister, he hatches a plan to escape the clutches of the throne once and for all. It all goes terribly wrong, and Cairn finds his priorities shifting in the face of unimaginable tragedy. The change of heart comes too late, however, and Cairn dies. He reawakens to find himself transported ten years in the past. He immediately begins to plan for the future, only to discover his killer has somehow followed him. To succeed, Cairn must unite the kingdom and discover the motivation of his killer, using as many tries as it takes.
I exhausted pretty much every time loop story ever written and decided to write my own. You'll see a few similarities here between this story and some existing stories, at least initially. There's a lot of inspiration drawn from both MoL and Re:Zero, though in terms of pathos and darkness, this story leans more towards the latter. Be warned, it is something of a slow burn. The main character will grow and become powerful, but a theme of this story is that power comes slowly and often at great cost.
Cover commissioned from the amazing Viki-Vaki on Deviant Art
A horrific attack on a crowd ends with tens of thousands dead before Loren Parker abruptly wakes up in his bed, miraculously unharmed, two days before the explosion. Setalite City is on the brink of destruction, famous heroes and infamous villains are being systematically killed worldwide, and an unknown puppet master is pulling the strings. Lucky for him, Loren has all the time in the world to set things straight.
Elizabeth Sayler had lost everything in the bombing of Reaver Stadium. Her career, her fame, her power — all of it vanished the moment she lost use of her legs. Now, she's beginning to lose hope of ever healing herself… until her world integrates into the Void.
When the apocalypse comes in a flurry of System messages, everyone on earth is given a choice: give up what they value most in themselves, and acquire a path to their heart’s greatest desire. Most would hesitate, but for Liz? She has nothing to lose, and absolutely everything to gain. Armed with newfound powers in a world teeming with monsters, she’s determined to not only survive, but to somehow break the Void’s endless assault.
John Thomson is a regular college student, the kind of average person you cross on the street every day.
Or at least that’s what most people assume, because he’s far from what’s considered “normal”.
After all, a normal person isn’t regularly dragged into life-threatening tribulations involving fantastic creatures, otherworldly beings and people with logic-defying superpowers. Not to mention that he seems to have a knack for sticking his nose into the nefarious plans of secret societies and ancient cults.
But John’s life wasn’t always such a mess: Everything began when he accidentally invented a way to rewind time…
Weekly Schedule: At least a ~3.5k words chapter every Wednesday and Sunday.
Rejoice our poor MC has awoken in the world of Pokemon! Now its time to exploit his game expertise and.... What do you mean he didn’t play past gen 2?! He can’t even remember his name?!
Well surely he transmigrated with some cool power or cheat system? No?
Maybe he’ll find some super rare OP starter? Don’t get my hopes up?
What about catching them all, Pokémon and ladies? Not his thing you say.
Sooo what can we expect?
Laughs, adventure, fun companions, great battles, multiple regions and a realistic take on the entire Pokémon world set 20ish years post gen 1. That’s something I guess.
[Note: The Eternal Lion is NOT the protagonist of the story.]
The Eternal Lion, Conqueror of the 98th floor, Paragon of Destruction watched in horror as his companions were slain, one by one, by "that" existence. Humanity had made a fundamental mistake from the beginning, for this was no fair trial.
His rage knew no bounds, but alas it was to no avail. The only reason he still drew breath was because of 'that' existences' twisted desire to make him watch as it slowly killed the last of his loyal companions.
He only saw one final glimmer of hope to overturn this accursed outcome, which lay in the reward for completing the hidden piece on the 98th floor.
Allow your knowledge and experience to flow back in the river of time, back to the beginning of the Primordial Tower's awakening on Earth. Entrust the fate of humanity to one of your kind.
Cost of Activation: Erasure of existence from the river of time.
To think that all his efforts would only lead to becoming a stepping stone for another. With a final roar in defiance, he activated the skill.
"Let the roar of the eternal lion tear through the boundaries of time"
Cover credits: I have the best cover, it was drawn by my 12 year old sister on procreate by hand.
When I and every other humans on earth have been summoned to the cursed world of Yvelmore, to serve as a front-line soldier in an impossible war against an invasion of nightmarish creatures, I knew right away that something was going to go wrong.
I was right. The war? Hell, we lost it so much all the nations of the world have been destroyed and all the races have disappeared. Me? I was a veteran who survived until the end. Was I strong? Fuck yeah of course I was, except ... it was useless, I died like everybody else.
The bad news? When I thought it was finally over, I woke up in the past, the moment I was summoned to the beginning of the war. Come on, seriously? Do I really have to go through all that again? What? And everything restarts every time I die? No... are you fucking kidding me? Right?
Genre: Action, Adventure, Medieval Apocalypse, Times Loops, Progression, War & Fantasy, Grimdark, Magic, Horror, LitRPG (but RP).
Tone: Despair at the firsts chapters (which makes sense for a story that begins with the end of the world, doesn't it?), and lots of humor and stupid situations after to lighten the tone of the story. (Oh, and the MC is NOT a psychopath, a rapist, a hypocrite, or human garbage, so sorry for those who like that, because I don't like that).
Note: Expect this story to contain grammatical errors and occasional random conjugations. I am learning English, and I have made a lot of progress, but I still have some gaps. So if you're allergic to it, don't read this story, you would inevitably be disappointed.
Abi is a Dungeon Core that's down on her luck.
Previously a human and with no memories of how or why she ended up this way, Abi awakens to find herself not as the woman she remembers but now as a gorgeous jade diamond in a small dark corner of existence.
Forced to endure her new life, with no other alternative, follow Abi on her growth and expansion as she powers up her new home with the help of Me.
Will she be ready to take on adventurers willing to test their might or any monsters that may enter her?
Will Abi be victorious, potentially earning the chance to live out her second life, or will she succumb to defeat and eventually be destroyed?
Can she uncover the mystery of why and how she became a Dungeon Core in the first place?
With limited options to begin with, only time will tell and this dungeon opens in 24 hours. Abi had better get a move on if she wants to survive.
Currently releasing 2 chapters per week early morning on a Monday and Friday GMT.
Ratings or comments on how the story is progressing will be gratefully appreciated.
Please let me know if you find any inconsistencies and constructive criticism is always welcome to help make the story more enjoyable for everyone else.
Thank you for taking the time to read my work, it means more than you know.
This fiction is going to undergo severe Editing and a Rewrite over next few months. Here is what it hopes to accomplish:
1) Fix the glaring issues from Style in every chapter 1-31 (Dialogues, POV switches and Head-hopping too much)
2) Add some new chapters in and justify the development between Sofia and Anita
3) Remove the info dumps and make it more organic
4) Finalize the genres that this fiction belongs to
5) Create warning in the synopsis relating to the contents of the fiction.
6) Overhaul and show what Mira's view on Alviona is (slowly)
7) Introduce new characters
8) Show chapters the way they were intended, as clues apparently were not visible at all!
9) Make Alviona a bit more serious.
10) Make me (Author) enjoy reading my own work more (yes! :))
Hi. I have been gone for quite a long while. With heart surgery and such that has happened two months ago, I had not had a chance to log on RR due to being hospitalized. I had some other issues that the admins were kind enough to deal with on this fiction. It's good to see everything in one piece.
The synopsis has been removed. Chapter 1 should be coming out sometimes before christmas. A lot has changed. I hope for the better. Instead of edits, I have re-read every single chapter and found it to be unsatisfying. A lot did not make sense and unless you have previously speculated what Alviona is, many things she does won't fall into pieces. Well then, time to address all of this.
Ladies and gentlelmen, this fiction is undergoing a full scale re-write. While the characters and developments stay the same, it's being done differently. So much that the world should feel darker as it should have been.
For those who have stuck around and know the story: Awesome. I worked hard on this, and hope that you will like my re-write.
For thos that are new: Welcome. Give me some time, as I am super sluggish. I don't know much time is some time, but I gurantee chapter 1 will be up before Christmas.
This said, again, thank you and know that I am back. And that this fiction will be completed. AT ANY COST. I will update synopsis after I post chapter 1.
I might post Alviona (revised, as this current one is far too.... simplified, watered down, and dissapointing version of it) seperately. Those that want this, here. But I don't want to add chapter 40. It won't make sense without the backup and world-building of re-write. It will piss myself off.
Now then, let's write hm?
*This beautiful piece of art is provided by Charee from DeviantArt*
When you let the mind wander, there's no telling where it's going to end up. This collection of short stories is the fruit of that wanderlust. Science fiction, mystery, and even a fairy tale can be found here, each with it's own subtle twist and an undercurrent of humor. Your imagination can take you anywhere. Start your wanderings here.
This short story collection is now complete.
Christopher Bell was floating through empty space, surrounded by brilliant multicolored swirls of light. But nothing lasts, when he wakes up, he is trapped in a doorless room and learns that he has died. Two choices are presented to him, either he can come to the rescue of a world in need, or he will be led to the great beyond.
He learns that the administrator of this world has used their last remaining creation force, to enlist the help of 50.000 souls to save their world. The humans of this world are about to lose their Millennia long war against the minions of Entropy.
With his single unique skill called Bookmark, and the access to a game-like interface, Christopher Bell will have to face an insurmountable enemy force. All in the hopes of saving this one lone world from certain annihilation. Summoned to a medieval world of knights and magicians, as well as one that faces monsters like orcs and goblins, Christopher will have to fight to survive and become stronger.
New version: Here
-The author's ex-girlfriend
-An anonymous reader who mysteriously disappeared
Hired on by the ridiculously influential Lauds Inc., Bec Namiko is soon to be one step closer to her dream of exploring the great cities of Earth—or at least what is left of them. Everything seems to be falling into place for her... except for one small issue. Her contract didn't specify where she'd be exploring.
Stuck on an alien planet called Dust armed with nothing but an ominous tablet, an AI with a death wish, and an odd power with no tutorial, Bec seeks answers for all of her questions both big and small such as: Why am I here? What does this thing called a Word do? And how the %@$# is this tablet telling me about my death?
(Updates on Monday and Friday until my backlog runs out and bonus chapters when I feel like it.)
Cover Art by: KrazeKode
The world ended on December thirty-first of the year two thousand and twenty, precisely at the stroke of midnight. The human race began to be systematically exterminated by the spawn of the System.
We were given a chance to defeat them, to take back our place at the top of the food chain.
The first to perish were those who bravely rebelled. The soldiers. The defenders. One by one, they fell. In their final moments, they begged for aid. Nobody replied.
The next to succumb were those who feebly cowered. The deniers. The leeches. Together, they fell. In their final moments, they cried out into the darkness. Countless voices replied in kind.
The last to decline were those who shamelessly ran. The deserters. The cowardly. Alone, they fell. In their final moments, they whimpered quietly. There was nobody left to answer.
The final human to die was a survivor. A runner. As he died, he begged for salvation. His prayers were answered. He was offered a chance to save himself, along with all of humanity, and he took it.
This is his story.
“I sat in the dark and thought: There’s no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones.”
― Neil Gaiman, Signal to Noise.
I am absolutely new to writing and will take any and all constructive criticism. Please give feedback, it is greatly appreciated. I will update the tags as they change, and I hope that you enjoy this little story I'm writing!
Quick warning: Seamus is intentionally a flawed character, and this story is going to explore those flaws and perhaps even change a few of them. I do not agree with all of his actions, but it is what it is.
In a desperate bid to overturn the unstoppable conquest of the galaxy by the Demon Lord Empire, it has been decided that the incompatible areas of technology and magic must be combined into a new breed of warrior.
Willie, a young cowboy, lives a quiet rural life in modern-day America. Alas, this peaceful life is shattered as a beautiful alien named Gilda abducts and alters him. Unable to say no to such a woman, he fatefully joins her side.
With the future unknown, Willie prepares to take his first steps onto the galactic stage. As the first human of his kind, he will soon realize what it truly means to be a magical warrior.
*This story is written in the common Japanese Light Novel style, meaning "dialog tags" are rarely used.*
Before I reached Lvl. 100, they called me Death God Hei. But when I broke the limit, the System punished me. It cursed me to become this monster. I woke up as a Lvl. 0 again. Dying only brings me back to a save point now. But I don't go back until I die twice. First I suffer as a human, then I hunger as a zombie. The worst part is...I still have to watch when that thing takes over my corpse. I call it the Gray. I can't do anything even when it's hunting down those I'm trying to save. Sometimes, I wonder. When I level, I swear I can hear a voice speaking to me. This thing...can it think?
It's like Re:zero crossed with SAO, Solo Leveling, and Tokyo Ghoul
Re:The Worst System is a dark, 1st person timeloop story where the main character is slowly driven insane by his ability to respawn at a save point. However, each time he levels, there's a possibility that the next time he dies, the zombie inside him will become too powerful for anyone to stop. So he has to level up a harem...ahem, others, to fight for him against the System. Oftentimes, Hei will get trapped in repeating death loops which are truly terrifying.
You've been warned...please don't read if you're not willing to see the darkness all the way through. The light on the other side may be a long ways away...I'll be trying to post on Thurs/Sundays, but honestly, depending on how I'm feeling, chapters could come out at some wonky times.
If you want to support the story, read ahead, or bribe me to write more, I'd appreciate you checking out my Patreon, but this story will be updated frequently for free anyways.
Come chat about the story with other Hunters: https://discord.gg/BUhQ23qw
Cover licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 from https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/35083407110/in/album-72157682306838123/
A world away from the one you know
Follow the wind and see where it goes
Haunted by his amnesia, quiet and introspective Oliver Bell is drawn to the place where he first lost his memories: a cottage with a mysterious and supposedly cursed help wanted sign. There, he is drawn into Veralia, a magical but dangerous world where people disappear without a trace, glass rains from the sky, and spirit voices whisper through the night. As flashes of memory begin to return to him, he befriends a naïve and lonesome girl with no magical ability named Iri. From her, he learns that Veralia is dying, and the only person able to save it is Iri's grandmother- a powerful conjurer with the ability to walk between worlds. The only problem is, no one has seen her in decades.
Unfortunately, her whereabouts are locked within his lost memories. But Iri wants nothing more than to save her homeland and see her beloved grandmother again. So she and Oliver explore Veralia's magical lands, searching for clues in her people's history. The more Oliver learns about Iri's world and family, the more he begins to notice the peculiarities in his own life: a mute and mysterious mother, a father with weather-beaten hands and an artistic heart, an overly-observant sister, and a little brother with not-so-imaginary friends. As worlds collide, Oliver realizes that the key to his future might be buried somewhere in Veralia’s gruesome past.
One day he installs a new app on his phone.
It's description read
"Create your own world, create & explore various mysteries, all to your heart's content.Install now"
This app changed his life, and in ways he never believed possible.He saw as many things you are inclined to believe and just as many things you might have never thought of.
Come and join in his journey.
Oh! And the name of the app you ask?( well look at the name of the novel at least man) it is the World Creator App. Surprise! Surprise!*wink**wink*
[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]
Rebirth was not something that he had thought possible. Perhaps, he had had some vague hopes of reincarnation cycles as the more desirable option to afterlife. But being reborn in what he believed to be a fictional universe had only seemed as the premise of stories.
Waking up to a void of nothing, no light, no body, no feeling, and then being thrown into the midst of what had once seemed a mere fantasy— it was too much.
As an A.I., how much could he change? Could he save Tony? Could he save the world without his sacrifice? Or should he not do anything? What if his existence was the butterfly that would destroy the timeline, and with it, the universe?
Was this even a choice? Was he to play the villain? So the timeline could remain intact?
Could he even do that?
"You doing ok, kid?" Tony asked him.
"I'm fine, Tony, really."
No, no, he couldn't.
Disclaimer: The MCU universe and its characters do not belong to me. I only enjoy playing in this world once in a while.
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A/N: Dear readers, here are some things to note about this story:
1. Action, drama, fluff, angst, and family feels - no sex scenes, focus is on the narrative.
2. MC is not a pure Self-Insert, but an OC inserted into an MCU character.
3. MC starts with the body of a kid. A kid! Wait 100,000 words before even thinking about a relationship, ok?
4. MC is bi. Relationships with both men and women will happen (in the very far future). Not explicit. Only subplot. Sub. Plot. Romance is in the very back backstage here.
5. Not Harem. Dear god, just no.
6. There will be violence, some gore, trauma, and coarse language.
7. No bashing! Of any characters. But... I am obviously on Team Iron Man, dear readers! And I will punch logic into Steve's head if I have to!
8. I will stick with the movies. Until it naturally devolves into an AU. Some comics' elements might be there, though. Other changes are just me.
9. Updates are weekly. Each chapter ~1000 words. For early access to advanced chapters, check my patreon.
10. Thank you for reading and enjoy yourself!