Jump to content

psionics - Stories

    • Fiction
    • FanFiction
    • Poetry
      • 2023- Exploration -Poetry
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
    • Fiction - Gay Authors Anthologies
      • 2024 - Long May You Run
      • 2023 - Leap of Faith
      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020 - Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
      • 2011 - Fall - Legends
      • 2011 - Winter - Aftermath
      • 2010 - Spring - I'd Never Do That
      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
      • 2009 - Spring - Oops
      • 2009 - Summer - Carpe Diem
      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
    • Fiction - Story Contests
      • 2017- Halloween
      • 2017- April Fool's
      • 2016 - Secret Admirer Short Story
      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
    • Non-Fiction
      • Writing Tips
    • Letters
    • Screenplays
    • World Building
     or 
  • With:
    • Action/Adventure
      • Action Fiction
      • Adventure
      • Disaster
      • Historical Adventure
      • Martial Arts
      • Nautical
      • Spy
      • Spy-Fi
      • Super Hero
      • Swashbuckler
    • Comedy
      • Comedy Modern
      • Comic Fantasy
      • Comic Sci-Fi
      • Comic Horror
      • Satire
      • Surreal Comedy
      • Tall Tale
    • Fantasy
      • Alternate History
      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
      • Arcanepunk
      • Arthurian
      • Assassin
      • Crossworlds/Portals
      • Dragon Fantasy
      • Fairy Tales
      • Flintlock
      • Gaslamp
      • General Fantasy
      • Grimdark
      • High/Epic Fantasy
      • Historical Fantasy
      • Lost World
      • Low Fantasy
      • Magical Realism
      • Medieval Fantasy
      • Mythic Fantasy
      • Science Fantasy
      • Sword and Planet
      • Sword and Sandal
      • Urban Fantasy
      • Wuxia
    • General Fiction
      • Coming of Age
      • Drama
      • Experimental
      • Family Drama
      • Prompt
      • Rich Boy
    • Historical
      • Alternate
      • Ancient Greco-Roman
      • Ancient Orient
      • Cold War
      • Historical Drama
      • Historical Thriller
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Medieval
      • Non-Contemporary
      • Victorian
      • Western
      • World Wars
    • Horror
      • Body Snatcher
      • Gothic
      • Haunted House Horror
      • Horror - Modern
      • Monster
      • Psychological
      • Splatterpunk
      • Weird Science
      • Zombie
    • Literary Fiction
      • Contemporary Literary
      • Cultural
      • Epistolary
      • Family Saga
      • Historical Literary
      • Slice of Life
    • Mystery
      • Caper
      • Cozy Mystery
      • Detective
      • Historical Mystery
      • Light Mystery
      • Noir/Hard-Boiled
      • Police Procedural
    • Non-Fiction
      • Autobiography
      • Biography
      • Creative Non-Fic
      • Letter
      • Reference
    • Poetry
      • Ballad
      • Blank Verse
      • Cinquain
      • Confessional
      • Ekphrastic Poetry
      • Epic Poetry
      • Free-Verse
      • Ghazal
      • Haiku
      • Limerick
      • Lyric
      • Mixed Forms
      • Rhyming
      • Sonnet
      • Translation
    • Paranormal
      • Cryptid
      • Cursed Objects
      • Paranormal Mystery
      • Romantic Paranormal
      • Shifters
      • Vampires
      • Werewolves
    • Romance
      • Contemporary Romance
      • General Romance
      • Historical Romance
      • Paranormal Romance
      • Regency Romance
      • Rock Star Romance
      • Romantic Fantasy
      • Romantic Sci-Fi
      • Romantic Western
      • Sports Star Romance
    • Science Fiction
      • Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic
      • Cyberpunk/Tech Noir
      • Dystopian
      • Hard Science Fiction
      • Libertarian Sci-Fi
      • Military Sci-Fi
      • Science Fantasy
      • Soft Sci-Fi
      • Space Opera
      • Space Western
      • Steampunk
      • Utopian
    • Thriller/Suspense
      • Environmental Thriller
      • Espionage
      • Historical Thriller
      • Legal Thriller
      • Medical Thriller
      • Military Thriller
      • Political Thriller
      • Psychological Thriller
      • Supernatural Thriller
      • Suspense
      • Techno Thriller
    • Western
      • Western - Alternative History
      • Crime Western
      • Outlaws and Bandits
      • Weird West
      • Western Historical
      • Western Modern
      • Western Romance
      • Western Sci-Fi
    • World Building
      • Fantasy World Building
      • General Fiction World Builder
      • Science Fiction World Building
      • Paranormal World Building
     or 
  • Without:
    • Action/Adventure
      • Action Fiction
      • Adventure
      • Disaster
      • Historical Adventure
      • Martial Arts
      • Nautical
      • Spy
      • Spy-Fi
      • Super Hero
      • Swashbuckler
    • Comedy
      • Comedy Modern
      • Comic Fantasy
      • Comic Sci-Fi
      • Comic Horror
      • Satire
      • Surreal Comedy
      • Tall Tale
    • Fantasy
      • Alternate History
      • Anthropomorphic Fantasy
      • Arcanepunk
      • Arthurian
      • Assassin
      • Crossworlds/Portals
      • Dragon Fantasy
      • Fairy Tales
      • Flintlock
      • Gaslamp
      • General Fantasy
      • Grimdark
      • High/Epic Fantasy
      • Historical Fantasy
      • Lost World
      • Low Fantasy
      • Magical Realism
      • Medieval Fantasy
      • Mythic Fantasy
      • Science Fantasy
      • Sword and Planet
      • Sword and Sandal
      • Urban Fantasy
      • Wuxia
    • General Fiction
      • Coming of Age
      • Drama
      • Experimental
      • Family Drama
      • Prompt
      • Rich Boy
    • Historical
      • Alternate
      • Ancient Greco-Roman
      • Ancient Orient
      • Cold War
      • Historical Drama
      • Historical Thriller
      • Industrial Revolution
      • Medieval
      • Non-Contemporary
      • Victorian
      • Western
      • World Wars
    • Horror
      • Body Snatcher
      • Gothic
      • Haunted House Horror
      • Horror - Modern
      • Monster
      • Psychological
      • Splatterpunk
      • Weird Science
      • Zombie
    • Literary Fiction
      • Contemporary Literary
      • Cultural
      • Epistolary
      • Family Saga
      • Historical Literary
      • Slice of Life
    • Mystery
      • Caper
      • Cozy Mystery
      • Detective
      • Historical Mystery
      • Light Mystery
      • Noir/Hard-Boiled
      • Police Procedural
    • Non-Fiction
      • Autobiography
      • Biography
      • Creative Non-Fic
      • Letter
      • Reference
    • Poetry
      • Ballad
      • Blank Verse
      • Cinquain
      • Confessional
      • Ekphrastic Poetry
      • Epic Poetry
      • Free-Verse
      • Ghazal
      • Haiku
      • Limerick
      • Lyric
      • Mixed Forms
      • Rhyming
      • Sonnet
      • Translation
    • Paranormal
      • Cryptid
      • Cursed Objects
      • Paranormal Mystery
      • Romantic Paranormal
      • Shifters
      • Vampires
      • Werewolves
    • Romance
      • Contemporary Romance
      • General Romance
      • Historical Romance
      • Paranormal Romance
      • Regency Romance
      • Rock Star Romance
      • Romantic Fantasy
      • Romantic Sci-Fi
      • Romantic Western
      • Sports Star Romance
    • Science Fiction
      • Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic
      • Cyberpunk/Tech Noir
      • Dystopian
      • Hard Science Fiction
      • Libertarian Sci-Fi
      • Military Sci-Fi
      • Science Fantasy
      • Soft Sci-Fi
      • Space Opera
      • Space Western
      • Steampunk
      • Utopian
    • Thriller/Suspense
      • Environmental Thriller
      • Espionage
      • Historical Thriller
      • Legal Thriller
      • Medical Thriller
      • Military Thriller
      • Political Thriller
      • Psychological Thriller
      • Supernatural Thriller
      • Suspense
      • Techno Thriller
    • Western
      • Western - Alternative History
      • Crime Western
      • Outlaws and Bandits
      • Weird West
      • Western Historical
      • Western Modern
      • Western Romance
      • Western Sci-Fi
    • World Building
      • Fantasy World Building
      • General Fiction World Builder
      • Science Fiction World Building
      • Paranormal World Building
  • Match By:
  • With:
    • 19 Days
    • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
    • Avatar
    • Avatar (The Last Airbender)
    • Batman
      • Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow)
      • Tim Drake (Robin)
      • Dick Greyson (Robin)
      • Jason Todd (Robin)
      • Bruce Wayne (Batman)
      • Damien Wayne (Robin)
    • Ben 10
    • Buffy The Vampire Slayer / Angel
    • Celebrities
    • Charmed
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • DC Universe
    • Death Note
    • Dexter
    • Dom Luka
    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • Dr Who
    • Elder Scrolls
    • EVE Online
    • Final Fantasy
    • Forgotten Realms
    • Game of Thrones
    • General Hospital
    • Glee
    • Gone From Daylight
    • Grimm
    • Half-Life / Portal
    • Halloween
    • Hardy Boys
    • Harry Potter
      • Sirius Black
      • Hermione Granger
      • Neville Longbottom
      • Remus Lupin
      • Draco Malfoy
      • Lucius Malfoy
      • Scorpius Malfoy
      • Albus Potter
      • Harry Potter
      • HP- Original Character
      • Severus Snape
      • Fred Weasley
      • George Weasley
      • Ron Weasley
    • Heaven Official's Blessing
    • Highlights
    • It
    • Known Space
    • Marvel Comics
    • MetaWolf
    • Pathfinder Kingmaker
    • Percy Jackson
      • Nico di Angelo
      • Jason Grace
      • Percy Jackson
      • Will Solace
      • Leo Valdez
    • Power Rangers
    • Project Zomboid
    • Quantum Leap
    • Queer as Folk (US)
    • Resident Evil
    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Spider-Man
      • Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
      • Miles Morales (Miles Morales)
    • Star Trek
    • Star Wars
    • Superman
      • Clark Kent (Superman)
      • Conner Kent (Superboy)
      • Jonathan Kent (Superboy)
    • Supernatural
    • Torchwood
    • Twilight
      • Jacob Black
      • Seth Clearwater
      • Edward Cullen
      • Jasper Hale
    • Uncategorized
    • Voltron
    • Valdemar
    • Warhammer 40K
    • World Made By Hand
    • The Witcher
    • X-Men
    • Yu-Gi-Oh!
    • Yuri!! On Ice
     or 
  • Without:
    • 19 Days
    • AI (Artificial Intelligence)
    • Avatar
    • Avatar (The Last Airbender)
    • Batman
      • Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow)
      • Tim Drake (Robin)
      • Dick Greyson (Robin)
      • Jason Todd (Robin)
      • Bruce Wayne (Batman)
      • Damien Wayne (Robin)
    • Ben 10
    • Buffy The Vampire Slayer / Angel
    • Celebrities
    • Charmed
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • DC Universe
    • Death Note
    • Dexter
    • Dom Luka
    • Dragonriders of Pern
    • Dr Who
    • Elder Scrolls
    • EVE Online
    • Final Fantasy
    • Forgotten Realms
    • Game of Thrones
    • General Hospital
    • Glee
    • Gone From Daylight
    • Grimm
    • Half-Life / Portal
    • Halloween
    • Hardy Boys
    • Harry Potter
      • Sirius Black
      • Hermione Granger
      • Neville Longbottom
      • Remus Lupin
      • Draco Malfoy
      • Lucius Malfoy
      • Scorpius Malfoy
      • Albus Potter
      • Harry Potter
      • HP- Original Character
      • Severus Snape
      • Fred Weasley
      • George Weasley
      • Ron Weasley
    • Heaven Official's Blessing
    • Highlights
    • It
    • Known Space
    • Marvel Comics
    • MetaWolf
    • Pathfinder Kingmaker
    • Percy Jackson
      • Nico di Angelo
      • Jason Grace
      • Percy Jackson
      • Will Solace
      • Leo Valdez
    • Power Rangers
    • Project Zomboid
    • Quantum Leap
    • Queer as Folk (US)
    • Resident Evil
    • Sherlock Holmes
    • Spider-Man
      • Peter Parker (Spider-Man)
      • Miles Morales (Miles Morales)
    • Star Trek
    • Star Wars
    • Superman
      • Clark Kent (Superman)
      • Conner Kent (Superboy)
      • Jonathan Kent (Superboy)
    • Supernatural
    • Torchwood
    • Twilight
      • Jacob Black
      • Seth Clearwater
      • Edward Cullen
      • Jasper Hale
    • Uncategorized
    • Voltron
    • Valdemar
    • Warhammer 40K
    • World Made By Hand
    • The Witcher
    • X-Men
    • Yu-Gi-Oh!
    • Yuri!! On Ice
  • Match By:
  • Between and
    Leave empty to search all.
  • Between and
    Leave empty to search all.
    • Complete
    • In Process
    • Temporary Hold
    • Long-Term Hold
    • Abandoned
    • Author Deceased
     or 
    • Mature
    • Teen
    • Everyone
    • Mature - Member Only
     or 

  • Is story part of a series?

  • Is story part of a world?

  • Is story premium?
  1. There's A Strange Partridge in My Pear Tree, Charlie Boone! 25. Charlie Boone

    By Geron Kees, in Fiction. 12/24/2023 (Updated: 12/29/2023)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Soft Sci-Fi, Crossworlds/Portals, Science Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery
    • young adult
    • aliens
    • magic
    • psionics
    • gay
    • alternate earth
    • off-planet
    • christmas

    Charlie, Kip, Rick, and Adrian are set to spend their first Christmas in their new home. But nothing before now has quite prepared them for living in a magical world full-time. They’re about to find out how different that can really be!

    • 6 Chapters
    • 43,909 Words
    • 6,075 Views
    • 206 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  2. We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes, Charlie Boone! 24. Charlie Boone

    By Geron Kees, in Fiction. 10/31/2023 (Updated: 11/09/2023)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Fantasy, Soft Sci-Fi, Light Mystery, Crossworlds/Portals, Science Fantasy, Paranormal Mystery, Science Fantasy
    • young adult
    • magic
    • psionics
    • gay
    • ghosts
    • halloween

    The guys are rolling along now with their business, Third Planet Inquiries, and it looks like their future is secure. Good ol’ planet earth has a lot of strange things going on that need to be investigated! And as Halloween approaches, Kippy is hoping something will come up to occupy their attention, something creepy or spooky, in keeping with that holiday. So, when Amy gets a strange phone call, things start to get interesting, and the guys are off on another adventure, just in time for Halloween!

    • 8 Chapters
    • 61,065 Words
    • 8,919 Views
    • 330 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  3. I Spy With My Little Eye Psionic Corp

    By Myr, in 2023 - Leap of Faith. 10/19/2023 (Updated: 10/19/2023)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi, Light Mystery, Action Fiction, Spy-Fi
    • young adult
    • psionics
    • university

    Allan just wanted to get a bit of rest, get closer to his roommate, but the world had other ideas.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,600 Words
    • 1,532 Views
    • 15 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. The Mantis Continuum - Book Four

    By Adam Andrews Johnson, in Fiction. 08/14/2023 (Updated: 09/18/2023)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Swashbuckler, Grimdark, Weird Science, Monster, Dystopian
    • mind control
    • psionics
    • zombie
    • gay
    • under 18
    • no sex
    • friendship
    • non-binary

    THE MANTIS CONTINUUM leaves behind the grimdark style of the previous story, and it morphs into an eldritch tale of psychic confrontation. Two weird children, Jzuna and Thech, go through a significant upheaval in their happy lives. A unique trio of gay 17 year old lads embark on a buccaneer adventure. A man living alone in isolation is found and helped, but with very unexpected consequences.

    All of them suffer loss. All of them go through grief. All of them end up in Teshon City.

    There is a cursed village, a trip to paradise, and a painting party.

    There are giants, multiple alternate dimensions, and ice cream!

    • 39 Chapters
    • 62,665 Words
    • 9,061 Views
    • 190 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Here Be Dragons, Charlie Boone! 23. Charlie Boone

    By Geron Kees, in Fiction. 03/03/2023 (Updated: 03/09/2023)

    Genres: Fantasy, Action/Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Paranormal
    Sub-genres: Adventure, General Fantasy, Soft Sci-Fi, Historical Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Science Fantasy
    • young adult
    • aliens
    • magic
    • psionics
    • witchcraft
    • gay
    • modern
    • love

    Charlie and his friends have gotten their business, Third Planet Inquiries, rolling. After a slow start, job inquiries have been coming in, and they have launched into solving unusual mysteries all over the planet and beyond. So when a man contacts them about investigating a house that refuses to be renovated, the guys are off on another adventure that will take them to the ends of the earth, and more!

    • 7 Chapters
    • 49,032 Words
    • 10,397 Views
    • 283 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  6. Mentally 1. Prophets of Tomorrow

    By Solus Magus, in Fiction. 01/13/2016 (Updated: 01/04/2022)

    Genres: Romance, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: General Romance, Soft Sci-Fi
    • young adult
    • psionics
    • under 18
    • anal
    • oral
    • fighting

    Human beings have now evolved. And they are now able to unlock more of the potential of their powerful minds. Discriminated as Mentals, they are oppressed by other humans in fear that they would be a threat to all of mankind. With a world that is transitioning into a new age, what is in store for the young Kieran?

    • 19 Chapters
    • 65,812 Words
    • 44,884 Views
    • 73 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  7. The World of Psionic Corp Psionic Corp

    By Myr, in World Building. 12/31/2021 (Updated: 12/31/2021)

    Genres: World Building
    Sub-genres: Science Fiction World Building
    • psionics
    • military

    Psionic Corp is a speculative world about the near future where humans develop Psionic Abilities. This is world building material to better flesh out the story world of Psionic Corp. There is no story in this posting, just world building information that more fully fills out the world of Psionic Corp. Psionic Corp is the near future of our world. Terran Confederation is the same world, but set in a time when humanity has reached out to the stars and have started settling the worlds.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 548 Words
    • 3,523 Views
    • 8 Comments
    • Teen
    • Long-Term Hold
  8. Descendants of the Ida Dynasty 1. 2

    By BDANR, in Fiction. 10/25/2017 (Updated: 09/26/2020)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Adventure, General Romance, Soft Sci-Fi
    • magic
    • psionics
    • alternate earth
    • fighting
    • future

    Barken is charged with imprisonment for the illegal use of his powers under the oppression of a ruthless ruler by the name of Deko. As a result, his lover Diego aids in his escape and the two become fugitives of the law. While underground, the two are exposed to a fantastic and dangerous world outside their humble town, and soon begin to hear whispers of resistance against Deko.

    • 13 Chapters
    • 77,715 Words
    • 21,081 Views
    • 60 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  9. The Truth is Out There Psionic Corp

    By Myr, in 2020 - Spring - Full Moon. 06/24/2020 (Updated: 06/25/2020)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Soft Sci-Fi, Spy-Fi, Libertarian Sci-Fi
    • aliens
    • psionics
    • space
    • future

    Zebron Wilson breaks the rules of Psionic Corp due to his insatiable curiosity and gets sent away to prevent retaliation.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 5,001 Words
    • 4,500 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  10. Cold Hell

    By ValentineDavis21, in Fiction. 04/22/2020 (Updated: 06/19/2020)

    Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense, Science Fiction
    Sub-genres: Suspense, Horror - Modern, Soft Sci-Fi, Light Mystery
    • aliens
    • psionics
    • off-planet
    • dark
    • future

    Danni Aarmodt is exiled to Planet Redemption, a penal planet. Surrounded by Earth's worse criminals and jagged glaciers, Danni must not only learn to survive the cruel planet's treacherous inmates, unpredictable weather, and psychological affects of isolation but the ancient evil that has been dug up from underneath the ice and awoken.

    • 31 Chapters
    • 106,567 Words
    • 38,615 Views
    • 44 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..