Crescentstar, The Wordsmith

Member Since

5/28/2015

Last Activity

3/26/2017 2:48 PM

EXP Points

373

Post Count

912

Storygame Count

1

Duel Stats

23 wins / 35 losses

Order

Esteemed Architect

Commendations

29

Last Update: 3/20/17

Odd and Random Statements:
Will's profile always makes me happy and smile. Especially the smiley face and golden rule and that "have a nice day :D" part.
My singing is apparently not pleasing, but I enjoy my own singing when I record it (sometimes).
I write slowly, I eat slowly, and I tie my shoelaces slowly.
I'm bad at Smite, as I had proved to a friend earlier today. >-> Why the heck did I try playing a goddess that I had never played before? The last time I played before today was three years ago.
My life is filled with the best and the worst guys.

 

Contest Entry: 9% Complete 
Fanart for MinnieKing: 0% Complete 
Hunger: Food: 3% Unsatisfied; Other: 30% Unsatisfied
Crushes on CYStians: 3 Crushes Identified xD Jk~ There's just one. :p

ToS List: Pineapplekitty, Rivertail, Virtualide

Movie/TV Show List: Ice Fantasy (yes, still watching xD)

My personal shame list:

Books: Moon Chosen

MinnieKing

My main project is my entry for the Chaos Contest. The title is currently at "Three Hundred Thousand Tears".
Word Count: 7,561
To some, it's called the "Forgotten Holocaust of World War II". The atrocities committed in the Pacific theater of war during World War II are arguably the most inhumane and cruel acts done in all of human history. A battle... that was more than just a battle?

Two sisters will witness things that will age them beyond their years. Enemy soldiers fall into a bloodletting craze. The untrained civilians and soldiers will fight for their city—their nation. In the end, it's torment or death.

Notes:
1. This is a historical fiction piece based off of the 'debated' occurrence/events of the Nanking Massacre. I believe it did occur.
2. I do not intend to discriminate against any group; I think that all types of people can be very nice and kind, and I'm writing in both sides' possible perspectives, so keep that in mind. Also keep in mind that the Japanese and Chinese had always had tensions between them, and their bias against the other can be very strong.
3. I've taken some creative liberties with the story, which include making up appearances for real people/characters and conjuring up important characters. I may have shifted the times slightly, so the there might be a time shift at certain points (nighttime vs daytime, for example) to help with the story flow. It is historical fiction after all.
4. Information found are on various sources listed at the end of the main path.
5. Although much of it is optional, there will be mentions and mild descriptions of violence, gore, rape/forced incest, decapitation/removal of body parts, and other dark subjects. Viewer discretion advised.

How many words are YOU at for your entry? PM me! I must take notes on the competition!!! (Especially the Chaos Seekers and whatnot.)

I think Write or Die is a very good help in "forcing" me to write. Of course, I always almost get to my goal, but never actually do. T-T

Projects:

2. Temple of the Fae - Fantasy (2,844)
Eerie and quiet, the temple of the ancient stands alone and abandoned. Whenever the moon glows as a full orb of silver light, howls from monstrous beasts can be heard.

Lauren, daughter of a healer and magician, has found herself at the legendary boundaries of the Wolven Forest with a mob of Believers chasing her, a torch-armed horde against the darkness; a presence so tense the air around them crackles.

And they say she's the witch.

1. Secret Winter Story - Modern (1,542)
It won't be out any time soon. I got some planning ahead of me. :(

3. Nostalgic Memories - Modern (Main Path: 483)
Just something I throw scenes into. You can read it if you can figure out the password. Hint: The password is symbolic. There are only three people on this site I know might/do know, and one of them is me. (And don't go PMing me for answers.)

6. Incorruptible - Edutainment (Researching...)
The French Revolution in the eyes of the people. Note: Incorruptible was a nickname/term used for somebody in history.

4. Love Notes - Romance (813)
Just some riddle-making, clue-hiding, etc, etc. It's difficult to write, actually.

5. Steel and Glass - School-Based (25,454)
It's probably going to be back!... Yeah, none of us are excited. As you shouldn't, but I'm going for big improvements, especially in my characters and world building.

I'll try to get a few betas as well as intensely *cough* check over grammar/word usage and tense problems. I really appreciate the comments from last year because they were incredibly helpful.

Thank you!! Thank you, Kiel's awesome partner generator—for that I'll be eternally grateful. Thank you, everyone who supported me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being supportive for the most part of my first published storygame here.

 

"Trust is something hard to e-arn. When you have it, never break it because betrayal is worst in those held dear." - me, the betrayer

"I refuse to partake in any of this. I am strictly neutral in this war." - Seto, the true Sage

"It takes a monster to kill a monster." — Caleana Sardothien/Sarah J Mass (whichever you prefer); Heir of Fire

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points

Storygames

Secret Santa Story

This is my 2016 December Ballad Contest entry

Note: Any items are in the girl's inventory.

Also, this entry is quite short, but there are several endings.

Beware some of the things in here as they're quite... unfriendly.


Nostalgic Memories
unpublished

Things from the past seem to come back to me. Beautiful memories of how all of us were so happy together. We would chat every day and strengthen our bonds everyday. It was summertime then, and the the light was so bright and lovely; it cast a warm glow on all of us, our auras were so bright. I would go to the length to say that I love them. I love them so much. They were the people I hold closest to my heart, and I cannot bear to ever lose them, to ever stop talking with them and sharing our lives with each other.

But... now. It's all gone. All ruined. I can't stand how these beautiful memories are so out of reach, so blurry and bleak. I can't stand how one of the people I say I love has changed so much... and for the worse. I can't stand how my friends have to leave, one after another, slowly and slowly. I can't stand watching them leave me. I can't stand it. It's breaking me slowly. I love them all; they are very dear to my heart. These people are some of the best friends I've ever had. But they're changed and gone... and I fear that they don't know how much I truly, truly love them.


Recent Posts

Chaos Contest on 3/26/2017 2:48:23 PM

Of course, everybody forgets the lowly slaves. :(


Chaos Contest on 3/26/2017 2:47:11 PM

Wut. That's unnecessary. There's no point of a surprise attack. >~> You don't even know what kinda story it is.


I have no idea what i'm doing here on 3/25/2017 9:33:25 PM

Hai! ^-^ If you need help/wanna chat/whatever, PM me :D I will not be happy to help.

Take a look at this baby right here if you haven't already, if you plan to write a storygame. Oh, and the writing workshop and creative corner are great places to visit. :)


Chaos Contest on 3/25/2017 5:15:28 PM

I suppose it IS a temporary account then :3

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Chaos Contest on 3/24/2017 9:22:24 PM

Damn. Really? :o That's bad. Hope you pick up the pace. ^_^


Chaos Contest on 3/24/2017 9:09:22 PM

You're stuck at 14,000 words because you procrastinate too much?


Chaos Contest on 3/24/2017 8:48:47 PM

I've made zero progress this entire week (midterms/finals), so I'm determined to get at least 5,000 words in by the end of Saturday. :/ Hopefully, I'll get to 17,000 total words, though I doubt it (I write very slowly...). So far, my characters are still trying to figure things out after arriving at a refugee camp. I'm having trouble finding a way to incorporate "chaos".

I'm doing a historical fiction piece, and the whole idea of the event is chaos, but I'm not sure how I could get the characters to experience it. The refugee camps seem pretty boring, so I'll have to make them much more bustling and whatnot. When the characters get into the ruined city is when chaos can really be showcased, and certain paths may lead to very dark places, but that's pretty much the extent of it.

Earlier, you said "chaos" had to be the initial point of the story, but I started with a few scenes to set up a back story and stuff. Hopefully, that's okay. :/


Hi! on 3/24/2017 8:38:15 PM

T-T I meant no harm, Mr Banner. :<


[Avon] Orange? on 3/24/2017 10:36:46 AM

Honestly, it seems odd to me that the highest XP person gets the extra points, so I'm cheering for Orange. :P


Hi! on 3/24/2017 10:32:17 AM

@Bannerlord I'm taking your job this time. :3 just this one time pls, banner

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.