Bannerlord, The Contributor

Member Since

9/10/2016

Last Activity

10/5/2017 3:55 PM

EXP Points

165

Post Count

626

Storygame Count

0

Duel Stats

62 wins / 75 losses

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Esteemed Architect

Commendations

9

Cold Meat:

 

Blowing winter winds,
Nipped his face.
Glistening with eternal shock,
Laying, bygone standing.

Snowing, sticking slowly,
Sticking numerously.
Burying injustice,
Burying stained with pure.

Crimson trickles,
Crimson stains,
Seeping excessively after puncture,
Never stopping.

Freezing, decomposing,
Gates of hell or gates of heaven, open.
Angel indent,
Never opening wings.

 

A Past So Frightful:

 

A past so frightful,

Turns cold the blood of the victims.

A time long gone,

So hateful and so harmful.

 

With a knife in hand,

And a twist in his wrist,

He lures out the cries and the pleas,

They were enough to satisfy his demands.

 

He remembers it well,

He remembers it vividly.

He remembers it confined,

He remembers it free and unwell.

 

The blood would trickle upon the floor,

But it never drained.

It stained the cold surface,

A bottle of bleach I would pour.

 

The incessant screams of terror rang out,

The sound-proof walls making it futile.

Refusing to provide the necessary information,

Would lead to more pain and more shouts.

 

He tried to force the memories out from his mind,

But often failed.

His dreams were haunted by many faces,

Bruised, beaten faces that only served to remind.

 

Why? He often asked himself,

Why do they torture me so?

It was always because of the job, it was always because of the money,

So why do they appear in my nightmares and disrupt myself?

 

The organization he was with,

All but disappeared after he was arrested,

He didn’t try to find them; he rather did the opposite,

And fled the country, changed his name, stayed low, and tried his best to remain a myth.

 

He never knew what the organization did,

He never knew why they needed the information.

He was kept in the dark,

Only allowed a single piece of the puzzle; the information, and was forbid.

 

And there in the shanty house,

And there in the outskirts of a fishing town,

He lay on his floor, thinking of all the people he tortured,

And of the organization who may be tracking him down like a cat and like a mouse.

 

He got up and opened the wooden door,

And took in the salty air.

He looked out to the great beyond and the prosperity of the town below him,

And thought of how he can live with his past and constant stress that shook him to his core.

 

Mr. Richards:

 

"Tell me, Mr. Richards, what do you hope to accomplish with this project of yours?"

The question prompts a smile from Michael before he says, "I have been very interested in the capabilities of the human body, Ms. Wicker."

With a cocky grin, he puts the file he was carrying on the smooth, ebony desk.

"This will push those capabilities to the breaking point. This will take a human and maximize their inherent abilities, both mentally and physically. Imagine if every scientist was given this treatment, the production levels would increase tremendously. Imagine if every spy was given this treatment, we wouldn't need to worry about captures or deaths anymore. It will take a lot of time and resources for this project to come to fruition, but it's worth it for the massive spike in production values that it will induce," he says while Wicker silently scans the document, eyes flicking back and forth. Michael waits patiently for a few moments as Wicker continues to read.

Finally, she sets down the file and looks up at Michael. "Yes, yes, it's a very good project. Fantastic, I'd even say. I will catalog this and the team will get to work on it as quick as possible."

Michael beams at the confirmation. "T-Thank you Ms. Wicker, it's a pleasure to be in this organization. I will get back to analyzing that forensic data, I've been making steady progress on that if you did not already know." He turns around and leaves for the door, a little quicker than usual.

"...One last thing before you leave," Wicker says, making Michael stop in his tracks and slowly turn around, a fake though subtle smile on his face.

"Yes Ms. Wicker?" He says with a slight trace of fear in his voice.

"I hope you don't mind when I say the finished product will not be available to you."

Michael blinks a few times before saying "Why of course Ms. Wicker, after all you are my superior. But I must ask why? I am a scientist here, and I would benefit from the product just as much as my fellow resear-"

"Mr. Richards, we both know why you want this to be produced. We both know what would happen if this was modified with dangerous substances. We both know what would happen should the modified product be exposed to a corpse. Drop the facade, you want her back but she is not coming back."

All traces of a smile have completely evaporated from Michael's face. "...Of course, Ms. Wicker. I apologize for my plans to deceive you. It will not happen again." With that, he quickly leaves the office with a sullen expression. Wicker lets out a deep sigh before putting the file in her desk. She then picks up her pen and resumes working on a letter...

Michael, resigning to his non-descript bedroom, pulls a phial out of his dresser. A thick liquid inside the phial sloshes around from the motion, it's contents a dull green.

"Perhaps one will be enough?" Michael thinks out loud.

 

Descriptions of Vaporwave:

 

"Vaporwave is a primarily sample-based genre characterized by heavily synthesized and processed manipulation of corporate mood and background music (infomercials, menu screens, instructional videos, office lobbies, hotel reception areas, shopping malls, etc.), though it can include a multitude of genres (most commonly Pop, Contemporary R&B, Synth Funk, Smooth Jazz & Exotica). Vaporwave often consists of brief sketches altered by slowing down, looping, glitching, pitch-bending, and/or echoing a particular sound or sample in a compressed state, usually under reverberation. 

Spawned from the derisory term 'Vaporware' (a software or hardware project that fails to be released to the public), Vaporwave alludes to a disconnection or separation from reality presented through its original form (heard by a song's manipulation vs. its original source). The sound results in a sacred, mystical, sultry, dreamy, hyper-real, and/or crystal-clear caricature of mass media from the late '80s, to the popularity of the home computer of the mid to late '90s, and onward."

-Nahuel Torres

 

"Vaporwave is one of the few genres that holds both a serious and ironic undertone, whilst also being completely made online. Vaporwave in it of itself is the rendition of music with a more slowed and synth-like effect of the original work. It is through my own experience that I see that this genre serves to do two things.

1. Question the art of music itself. 2. Capture the vague nostalgia we all have that is innate in us form when we lived in a simpler time, our younger years.

1.Vaporwave, or the existence of, questions how music works within our society. Often times music is used as a form of expression for our creativity, but no one can deny Vaporwave breaks this norm by taking an already existing song and putting a few effects on it, making a completely new experience for the user. It is by this feat that Vapowave causes us to question what counts as music. Copyright at this point has it's backs to the wall when it looks at the renditions in the Vaporwave genre.

2.People always wonder why Vaporwave tries to capture the 80s-90s aesthetic: the answer is different for everybody but for the most part that time period was the last time in history where the new meta-craze was not apparent. Today, because of things like the internet, nothing can occur without it's existence being questioned and scrutinized to the part where it now becomes an argument. Vaporwave, and the genre as a whole, undermines that by taking something already recognized as good, and then furthering it. Vaporwave songs, as may have noticed, are very hard to critique when it comes to the actual song because the song is something already established: putting up a shield from the chaos of tribalism in the online world, thanks to niche online communities becoming popularized. Moreover, the music itself recognizes the struggle in peoples life today of knowing so much that we a hesitant to do anything. Vaporwave, by contrast, allows our mind to have a shift in our senses and cause our meta-cognition to give up. This very instance is where I personally theorize vaporwave hits home with people. Contrasting our senses allows our mind to realize we our in the moment but still be in the moment. As of now people would rather live in monotony because they know that any pleasure in there life is finite, but not Vaporwave. In Vaporwave, we can live infinitely in a moment we recognize as great (the established song), so we don't have to question it, whilst still enjoying it with the entrancing-ness of mixing senses timelines."

-Dante jason

 

"1) The genre seems to have captured the qualia of the 80s & 90s. Perhaps this is merely because vaporwave literally recycles old audio/video from the era and rehashes the same cultural motifs. But at the same time, the mere fact that vaporwave artists and audiences are able to accurately distinguish what elements are appropriately '80s/90s' suggests there is some significant 'essence' to the time period.

2) To me, the genre foreshadows what's going to become of human consciousness and experience as we progress further and further with the internet and virtual reality. Listening to vaporwave–with its ethereal sounds, bright colour gradients, and the recurrent images of expansive digital grids and landscapes– makes me feel like my mind is travelling through an infinite digital universe."

-Ben Dover

 

"vapor wave was made as a satire of capitalist culture and the degradation of legitimate culture and replacing it with consumerism. Vapor wave is a parody of consumerism in the way it uses videos from the 1980s-early 2000s as to provide a a parody of how consumerist culture has made full circle and has to now feed on itself due to lack of legitimate culture that has not been related to consumerism. This feeding represents capitalism's nature of commodifying everything it can in order to extract surplus value and to produce capital. After the consumerist culture has consumed itself the vapor wave represents itself as a nightmare due to how a society that has lack of legitimate culture is dystopian. Remnants of the legitimate culture can even be found in parts in vapor wave in the form of greek or roman busts or other indications of cultural significance to remind the viewer of vapor wave what the was once a proud culture has been turned into nothing more than a simple commodity."

-Cthulhu Cultists

 

"It's a genre dedicated to decay. We're living in the ruins of an America that once existed, and its cultural moment of the '80s and '90s still lingers, but is slowly rotting. That's what this music is about: sampling initially upbeat and cheery music, slowing it down, and turning it into something a bit terrifying. There's an element of nostalgia here, but it's of the sort where something beautiful we once had is now unreachable. We look at a cracked Roman bust and try to imagine the glory of Rome, but we realize it's something we'll never experience. The bust stares back, mocking us. One day, everything will be lost and forgotten, and all that will be left are things like marble busts and warped cassette tapes. There's nothing significant about these cultural artifacts besides the melancholy feeling we ascribe to them. "It's all in your head.""

-garfocusalternate

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http://b4ld3r.deviantart.com/art/Enough-Warband-i-want-Bannerlord-496601333

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Quotes:

"I'm at rock bottom already ;)"

-MinnieKing

 

"I'm not doubting that so much as I am doubting that blind people are human."

-BlueSabere

 

"F-fine! I was tired of denying it anyway...

I like ecchi stuff, okay? I can't help being a perverted degenerate. I don't need anyone's acceptance because I have my own narcissism to fall back on!

Arghhhhhhhh!"

-TharaApples, exposing her true colors.

 

"Also, you can't back up your claims I'm not backing up your claims that I'm not backing up my claims, so go eat one large vagina and get back to me on that, child."

-ISentinelPenguinI

 

"Is that a cock and a fuck mixed together?"

-DylantheWalker (Pugtaco)

 

"Back to the bowl argument = drink the fcking liquids from your bowl you gentrified bourgeoisie sheep."

-Swiftstryker

 

"You are a cancer on the site and presumably in real life, and your mother should've swalloed you."

-Steve24833

 

"Did we cut things to death in our early days, or did we punch holes in things like we still do today?"

-Swiftstryker

 

"Computers are great aren't they?"

-HonorForEver

 

"'Cause Warrior Cats."

-Jimmysutton

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"Away, I'd rather sail away,

Like a swan that's here and gone."

-Simon & Garfunkel

 

"I want a 3D model of Lara Croft's dick in my ass"

-God

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Threads that deserve to be preserved:

http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/the-lounge/message/21454

https://web.archive.org/web/20170109002523/http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/forum-games/message/21123

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Final Vote Tally for The Final Days Game Master:

Mizal: 5

ZagHero: 1

Bannerlord: 4

Bucky: 1

T-Count: 10

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Recent Posts

Rick and Morty on 10/4/2017 12:23:02 PM

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewers head. There's also Rick's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick's existential catchphrase "Wubba Lubba Dub Dub," which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them.

And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.


Poetry Prompts - Week 10 on 6/20/2017 12:07:37 PM

A fisherman gazed in glee

At the golden fish that came from the sea.

"I can grant any wish"

"If you don't turn me into a dish."

That night, the fisherman had fish with green peas.


Did I get banned? on 5/12/2017 12:05:40 PM

Huh? The fuck is this? WHAT IS THIS?! By god, man, this is garbage-tier writing right here! Do you even have a brain?! Okay, okay, maybe I need to calm down, y'know? Maybe I just need to take some deep breathes, AND THEN tell you why exactly you are absolutely, postively, 100%, undistubely, irrefutably wrong and why I am right. Okay, so you say all these things. It seems like you know you're stuff. But did you know this?! FURTHER INVESIGATION IS ALMOST ALWAYS REQUIRED. That might not make sense to your teeny tiny little brain, but trust me, to proper, non-subhuman beings, such as myself if you want an accurate example, it makes perfect sense! You'know, if someone falt out says thier fucking a serioal murdering killer acko fucking lunatic fucking killling people everywaehre they go goddamn pyscopath,, that must mean they fucking stupid. Yes, you heard me right, you cretin. Stupid. REtarded, if you wantto be absolluetly specific. Thus, thuis FDA cunt-bags, whatever FDA" is supposed to fucking mean, cut0-big as, that means theose guys must search deepeer@ Do you understandmse /me@? Huh! do you? You should, cuz im talking stragiht logi cher! Better listen up ldfoool! I just proved you wrong,! How you gonna take that?Best ranter in the game just layed the hard on you. Better step adn get put, bcuz you djsut got destroyed!@ Yeah!

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Okay, there's your rant @Seto I have no idea what I just wrote, but it looks pretty good, so i'll post it. I am not responsible for any brain cells that may have been lost after reading this. Thank you for your time. This might just be the best contribution I've made to this website yet. That reminds me to finish at least one of those unfinished storygames or short stories that have just been sitting there so this is no longer my best contribution to this website. Toodles!


Hello! EchoedAudacity is in the House on 5/12/2017 9:38:19 AM

Hello and welcome to the valorous kingdom of CYS!

I recommend reading Will's How Not To Write and The Land of Bad Writing since they may help you with any future storygames you may write. In addition, here’s a story that is a good example of what not to do. Moral of the story: listen to constructive criticism.

I also recommend taking a surf through all the articles in the Help & Info section, two in particular being a helpful list made by StrykerL and an excellent article on proper forum posting, if you haven’t seen it yet that is. One resource in particular worth mentioning is a very good resource for designing a storygame.

Among the things you're more than welcome to participate in:

writing prompts

a contest

a collaborative story setting

poetry prompts.

I wish you luck in any creative writing endeavors you embark on! There's also a ton of good content on this website, so I hope you find the time to read any of the featured storygames.

And remember: above all else, live your life off the wall!

...Oh, there’s also this.


merlinfire the newbie, an old CYOA fan on 5/12/2017 9:37:39 AM

Hello and welcome to the valorous kingdom of CYS!

I recommend reading Will's How Not To Write and The Land of Bad Writing since they may help you with any future storygames you may write. In addition, here’s a story that is a good example of what not to do. Moral of the story: listen to constructive criticism.

I also recommend taking a surf through all the articles in the Help & Info section, two in particular being a helpful list made by StrykerL and an excellent article on proper forum posting, if you haven’t seen it yet that is. One resource in particular worth mentioning is a very good resource for designing a storygame.

Among the things you're more than welcome to participate in:

writing prompts

a contest

a collaborative story setting

poetry prompts.

I wish you luck in any creative writing endeavors you embark on! There's also a ton of good content on this website, so I hope you find the time to read any of the featured storygames.

And remember: above all else, live your life off the wall!

...Oh, there’s also this.


Selfie thread on 5/10/2017 11:29:26 AM

Before I continue, I'd like to say that I apologize for my behavior, and I will attempt to act in more professional manner.

1: Of course. Don't get me wrong, I respect that they have the freedom to post their face. But the thing is, I believe that act is potentially damaging, and I'm sure you respect my freedom to express why I dislike this act.

2: That does invalidate my statements; just because it is done on a larger level does not mean it's okay on a smaller level. Also, Wayback Machine does not capture any video of a youtube video, meaning it's not permanent unlike here, where there is most likely an archived page. And I think it doesn't capture Facebook either? Could someone validate that for me?

3: I agree.

4: Yes, your correct. Also, countess should be countless.

5: See #2.

6: 1: I agree, though I still think they must think of all consequences and damages that could happen. 2: See #2 3: But they should absolutely care; they shouldn't do something as damaging as a selfie on the internet without proper thought.

7: Irrelevant


Selfie thread on 5/10/2017 10:40:40 AM

See, now this a perfect example of how nobody cares about thinks of the consequences of their actions on the internet. Easier identification, association of a person to an account, loss of anonymity, etc are all consequences that could affect a person, but nobody cares. 


Selfie thread on 5/10/2017 10:29:39 AM

Like what? Warning people of the possible damages of showing there face on a public forum?


Selfie thread on 5/10/2017 9:43:12 AM

Why would you bump this? Please let this thread die, just like how common sense has died in the modern world which allows for people to make incredibly stupid decisions like the ones seen in this thread.


Returnee on 5/9/2017 6:24:38 PM

Since they banned roleplaying entirely, creative freedom has been a bit more...

eh...

focused towards the entire purpose of this website: storygames!