Bucky, The Apprentice Scrivener

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1/19/2017 9:55 PM

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Duel Stats

11 wins / 11 losses




September 2016 - Short Story Contest - Winner - Romulus

October 2016 - Spooky Story Contest - The NON-Shamed - Steve24833 & Malkalack & ugilick & Lampmandnando

December 2016 - Ballad Contest - Overall Winner - pugpup1 ; Traditional Winner - Romulus

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Running numerous contests. Given by BerkaZerka on 01/10/2017 - USA State Capitals - With Zombies! And Contests~ Given by EndMaster on 01/07/2017 - For all your hard work on stories and contest organization. Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 10/31/2016 - Excellent forum presence and indirectly responsible for a huge swath of excellent content through running exceptional contests.


The Cliche Adventures of a Generic Hero
Generic Warning - For immature mature audiences only. Author's Note I fired the ridiculous cannon up for this one and took it up to eleven. This project has lingered untouched in my trunk for nearly a year now. Originally intended to be a short work, it grew big and fat in my notes, and was then later locked away and ignored. Life happens. Anyway, I pulled it from the graveyard and decided to patchwork the dangling ends together. Play through the heroic or not so heroic adventures of a Cliché knight hero! There are a series of three endings for the knight that I considered canon when I first drafted the story. These unlock the first pages of what were intended to be the other hero paths of wizard, prince and spunky girl (along with some bonus troll material). If enough people enjoy the knight's story, I'd be open to reinvesting in the project and adding one or all of them on as an expansion. Each would play as its own separate story, so don't worry, there is a full and complete story in here. The work, however, is raw - often intentionally so. And while the 'canon' endings unlock the bonus material, there really is no winning and losing. You just do better or worse. That said, this is a fragment of the monster that lies in my notes, coming in at a little over 22k words. I feel comfortable saying there are a few chuckles in here, so I think if it brightens one person's day then it was worth publishing. All comments, both mean and kind, are appreciated. Enjoy.
USA State Capitals - With Zombies!
WARNING: Contains Sexual References A mildly disturbing result of my attempts to learn my way around the editor. I dabbled a bit in basic html as well. The game functions mostly as a USA State Capitals quiz with a simple combat element. I put in a bit of a backstory, surrounding the quiz, and something mildly disturbing may happen if you die... While this has little literary merit; hopefully, you may learn something.

Recent Posts

January New Frontier Contest on 1/18/2017 8:23:58 PM
Possibly. It depends on how you go about doing it.
Quick Match on 1/17/2017 1:48:45 PM
Kick him to the curb! I mean, curb stomp him! I mean... kick him towards the Creative Corner! Yeah! The last one!
EDIT: Joke Fail o\ on 1/17/2017 10:57:54 AM
He would litter.
Minimum word count for comments on 1/17/2017 10:49:24 AM
Not everyone has the time or motivation to leave detailed feedback. Not everyone knows enough about writing to leave detailed feedback. Not every author shows enough effort to be worth giving detailed feedback. Providing meaningful detailed feedback is timely and a chore. And all feedback is not equal. Other authors simply don't want or need it. For example, End would rather have someone praising him in a few words than try and tell him how to write stories.
A REAL Motivation thread on 1/17/2017 10:35:24 AM
May fortune favor the bold. Good luck.
Goodbye on 1/17/2017 10:31:59 AM
End made a thread for this kind of rubbish. Why doesn't anyone put things where they belong? Just throw your refuse wherever you like why don't you!
Minimum word count for comments on 1/17/2017 10:20:09 AM
Again, you can express an opinion in few words. Fun story, lots of humor. -- BigRonn77 on 9/7/2016 2:39:03 PM with a score of 0 A comment left on Cliche Adventures ^ Please, tell me, what is wrong with this comment? Why should comments like this be disallowed? In five words, he expresses that he found the story both enjoyable and humorous throughout. Comments aren't mandated to be insightful remarks on the story. Giving other readers an idea of what to expect, or a nice note to the author are both perfectly good types of commentary. And you don't have to prattle on like a buffoon to do this.
v20170003 Update on 1/17/2017 10:15:16 AM
Not a big deal. We'll just have to decide whether to make a very small bet amount, like a token 5 point wager for 1 bonus point upon completion, or say you have to be at least non-lazy enough to have 25 points to enter. Or third option, just say if you can't hit 25, you can enter for what you have, but have to win to get any points back. Having 25 points isn't really that hard since you start with 15...
v20170003 Update on 1/17/2017 10:11:11 AM
Almost all stories that have an End Game link after one click get a 1/8 on principle. Almost all stories that force the reader to Restart if they don't follow the author's ideal path also get a 1/8 on principle. A path shouldn't end before it reaches a legitimate and satisfying conclusion where the reader gets to actually make meaningful choices. I've always felt that a minimum of three choices and five pages worth of reading is a good standard to try and hold before closing your shortest story paths. This is an adequate amount of time to give the reader a good experience and may be enough to intrigue them to read more on their own will. Anyway, if you can't manage something comparable to that, you should probably just cut the path. Likewise, if you force a reader to Restart, you're taking away from the impact of your "Ending" and kind of spitting in the face of the CYOA concept. It's a cheater tactic and lessens the entire story. All endings should be complete and meaningful in some way, even if the ending has a less than an optimal outcome.
Minimum word count for comments on 1/17/2017 9:59:42 AM
You can express an opinion on a story in as little as one word. Comments shouldn't have to be detailed critiques of the story. That's an absurd standard, which many are not qualified to meet anyway. There's nothing wrong with expressing a simple, "I enjoyed it," or "Good."