DavidG, The Wordsmith

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Full of wise saws and modern instances.

I'm an American living in England.  As far as I know, I'm the oldest member on this site.

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Earning 100 Points Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured


Featured Story The Tower of Rowena

A humorous adventure. You play as yourself, an adventurer... well, let's be honest, you're a thief. You've heard a witch named Rowena has gathered treasures which are scattered throughout the tower she calls home.

You are free to backtrack as much as you like within the tower and the immediate area. Indeed, backtracking will be necessary to find all the treasures. You are free to return to the beginning and leave whenever you wish. The more treasures you find, the more you'll impress us, so of course you'll want to find all 17.

Certain risky decisions will result in your demise. You'll always be given a warning that you are doing something risky, so that you may change your mind. However, certain risky decisions have beneficial results. It's up to you whether to proceed or not.

Good luck with the treasure hunting!

A True Adventurer

A humorous adventure. Help Timmy make the right choices to become a true adventurer!


Later, gator.

Recent Posts

Public Libraries on 3/16/2018 3:25:38 PM

Yes, times are changing, and I believe libraries can change with them, and so remain relevant.  It's really up to the public to make sure that happens.

Public Libraries on 3/15/2018 1:42:10 PM

I too have never taken to reading books to digital media.

Nice memories you have there of your public library.  I can recall when I had just turned 4 years old and we moved to a new town.  My parents had to do all the things you have to do when moving to a new place, getting electricity, telephone service, etc.  Along with all that, they made sure to get library cards straight off.  That made an impression on me.

I hope people raise enough of a fuss and libraries start being open more hours.

RIP Stephen Hawking on 3/14/2018 4:46:06 AM

I recall reading an interview with Stephen Hawking many years ago.  Fascinating to hear him talk about science, even though most of it went over my head.

Time Travel Destinations? on 3/13/2018 10:48:05 AM

That reminds me of something we were told visiting a museum in York.  This showed conditions of life in England around the year 1000 AD, which is not so long ago, in the grand scheme of things.  A comb cost a months' wages for you typical worker, and thus they generally did without combs.  You can imagine what else they likely did without.

Interesting to think about traveling to the not so distant past.  It is sad to see the internet become more and more restricted and controlled by governments, all for our own good, supposedly.

Time Travel Destinations? on 3/13/2018 5:31:24 AM

Well, don't forget your Trojans, then.

Time Travel Destinations? on 3/13/2018 4:55:21 AM

But if you did, then I wouldn't have posted this thread, and then you wouldn't have had any reason to go back in time and murder me, so then I would have posted this thread.  It's a conundrum, all right.

Time Travel Destinations? on 3/13/2018 4:53:25 AM

The Victorian Era seems to be another popular time to visit.

Time Travel Destinations? on 3/13/2018 4:52:42 AM

You'd have to brush up on your ancient languages, certainly.  It's pretty common for scifi shows to handwave the language problem involved in time travel or space travel.

Cool Websites To Lose Time On on 3/12/2018 5:16:49 PM

I'd recommend TV Tropes.  You can easily lose time there.  Tthey discuss various fiction tropes in a breezy, easy to understand way, which might be helpful for aspiring writers,  Best of all, you'll learn about lampshading, so, yeah!

Time Travel Destinations? on 3/12/2018 3:36:05 PM

Well, that's the good thing about an imagination.  You can go places and select what you want and leave out the bad bits.