AzBaz, The Dramatist

Member Since

5/18/2017

Last Activity

4/8/2020 12:14 PM

EXP Points

575

Post Count

541

Storygame Count

1

Duel Stats

1 win / 0 losses

Order

Infrangible Warden

Commendations

185
Continuing to be not very active as I'm juggling a time-guzzling degree with two sports societies. When I am on, I'll probably keep off the forums as I'm trying to shift a huge project I've been working on here since I joined.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Won the 2017 Summer Slam Contest Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured Given by BerkaZerka on 09/24/2017 - 1st Place, BZ's Summer Slam Contest!

Storygames

Featured Story Frameshift
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When all that's desired is to do good in a cruel World with so little power, what measures might be taken to create change? Afflicted by something more than just psychosis, one rogue hero seeks a path of getting that power to help people in need. Henle's getting rougher by the day and it's starting to look like Bast isn't the only problem on the streets. In the end, it all comes down to Frameshift.

Parts of this tie into my main project, though they're only minor things that are neither particularly easy to find nor important to the plot. In context of the main story, however, anything you might feel is left unexplained can be understood from the information coming to a CYS near you sometime in the sort-of-near future.

Thanks to all of those who patiently helped me as I stumbled around the merciless world of scripting, especially BradinDvorak.
NOTE FOR READERS: Any number works to unlock the passcode at the start; I originally added this to prevent people accessing the story while editing and kept it because it ties into other stories I'm working on.


hAha sozry, 4 eny m¡§keš this my fist storey pleas   r8 ni5ely!!1


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unpublished

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TEST SUBJECT #23
unpublished

RUNNING TESTS...

PROGRESS: UNKNOWN

DATE BEGUN: UNKNOWN

ETHICS COMMITTEE AUDITING STATUS: DIDDLY SQUAT

SECURITY STATUS: LOCKDOWN PENDING

NOTES:The sick, twisted experiments of a mad scientist on the Advanced Editor, executed in a state-of-the-art underground laboratory. Stopping at nothing, he seeks to push the poor piece of lovingly crafted code to it's brutal limits. Test subject #23 shows promise, he says, though it will inevitably be discarded. He broke the other 22. Will nothing sate his thirst until perfection? We can only hope the Advanced Editor makes it out without too many scars: be they emotional, computational, or physical...

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To Kill a Mocking Writer
unpublished

Azbaz looked around as 50,000 strips of mercilessly shredded egos danced in the wind, caressing his horrified face between flecks of blood raining from the searing sky. That was when he realised the World was Godless... No God could ever will such a brutal World. In that single point of insanity, just as his laughter rose to a terrifying crescendo amid the piles of bodies, he heard his calling to become one with savagery, and he liked it.


Articles Written

How to Create a Variable Item System
There are many ways you can use variables instead of items to overcome the limitations of items. This article discusses a complicated version that mimics the default item system, but allows for greater. It takes a while to set up, but becomes quick to use once everything is in place. I took just under 45 minutes to set up four items and an effect each following this article, but it'll probably take you longer because I've done this before.

Recent Posts

New links fill link scripts randomly on 3/31/2020 2:05:34 PM
I think it might be when I create a link to a page that already has one or more links leading to it. I'll keep my eye out for this happening again and, if it does, search for the original link supplying the script to establish what the relationship is.

OUTBREAK FEVER! Have a Corona! on 3/31/2020 11:55:29 AM
Here's a useful live dashboard for anybody who wants to watch the world crumble bit by bit: COVID dashboard Yankland's skyrocketing into first place, or last place I suppose. My thoughts go out to all you Americans on the site- I hope you stay healthy. One of the things that stands out to me about this whole ordeal is how strange a time it is. Nobody in living memory remembers a proper pandemic, and it's evident just from how different it feels to walk around on the streets (uh, not that I'm doing too much of this). Let's hope this all blows over at least within the next 3-6 months.

New links fill link scripts randomly on 3/31/2020 8:21:25 AM
Sometimes, I've found in my storygame that newly created links come with existing script. I'm not sure exactly the nature, but I managed to find one just now and checked out what link script was copied into the new link. It seemed like a completely random script from a link on a page not even related to either pages the link was connecting. I'm not sure what page/link it was from though. It's really weird. I think it's only when I create a link to an existing page, but may also apply to a newly created page. Even weirder is that this only seems to have started happening recently. I've noticed this a few times now, and I'm wondering how many links I've made without realising they've got some random script in. My story has a huge amount of script and almost every link has script in it, so I don't know if this plays into it. Anyone else got this?

Word count on 3/30/2020 10:37:37 AM
The word count remains mysterious as ever. 3J's back in self-isolation, right? The non-COVID kind where he doesn't go online too.

Word count on 3/30/2020 10:13:14 AM
That's sad: all I've been doing the last week has been ethnic cleansing of bugs and the hard work isn't even quantifiable.

Word count on 3/30/2020 10:03:47 AM
Curious about whether global page, link, and page script affects the word count of a storygame. I've the forums reference that script increased word count a few times. However, when I add lots of complex script to a link, for example, my word count stays the same. Anyone know if it changes when you publish the story or was the information false?

The Weekly Review - Edition 43 on 2/17/2020 10:27:04 AM
Nope, it's my main WIP that brought me here: I'm in one of my obsessive writing bursts. When I get a little tired of scripting that I think I will return to Robin probably this year, which I'm looking forward to an enjoyed a lot more than Frameshift (always a good sign). Yeah, Frameshift was a real struggle to finish scripting wise, especially because there were loads of bugs so I had to familiarise myself with script and variables I'd made ages ago and reverse engineer it all.

The Weekly Review - Edition 43 on 2/17/2020 4:40:16 AM
Just about- I’m focusing on writing rather than the forums at the moment because of a tight schedule but I’ll probably be more active soon.

2020 Resolutions on 1/1/2020 6:13:37 AM
My resolution is to do the 1000lbs challenge

Insomnia on 10/9/2019 9:40:49 AM
Hey, sorry to hear you’re struggling to sleep- I’ve also struggled for a long time. If it’s especially bad I like listening to ASMR, especially Asmrctica because I like maps and he has a soothing voice. Beyond sleeping pills, which I also don’t like taking, camomile tea and Valerian root teas can help, as well as the breathing pattern in for 4, hold for 7, out for 8 (although not seconds it’s more like half seconds according to the guy who made it). Hope this helps!