Havoc, The Contributor
Once more lurking just out of sight. Thinking about being more active, but only time will tell.
Recent PostsTrypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/26/2018 7:06:03 PM
Probably this one...
The long word song.
Trypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/26/2018 5:26:18 PM
They do have some interesting names. Cruelest one I can think of being, Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, the fear of long words. That one amuses me more than it should.
Trypophobia and Phobias in General on 3/26/2018 4:47:53 PM
Think the proper term for my fear is megalohydrothalassophobia. Related to thalassophobia and bathophobia. Deep water that I can't see through freaks me out. If I can't feel land/sand beneath my feet, and can't see through the water my mind starts fabricating all manner of gigantic creatures. Gaping maws, eyes, shadows passing beneath me. I know that it's probably nothing, but when I'm in the water I'm extremely concerned about it. Can't really redirect my thoughts away from it if I'm actually in the water. I'm fine if I'm on a boat, but I've never really tested that with a small boat in a very large body of water.
Think it's actually a fairly common phobia as well.
Story Routes on 3/20/2018 1:37:19 AM
You're welcome. Best of luck with your story.
Story Routes on 3/20/2018 1:21:00 AM
Assuming you meant "too many different routes."
I really don't think there is such a thing as too many routes, or choices within reason. I would leave out small choices that won't really have any noticeable effect. If you're confident you can write all of it, I'd say go for as many paths as you like. I've just seen that a lot of times people will "bite off more than they can chew." If you start off throwing out all these different choices, and hatching all these different ideas you want to go back and write, the story will just keep growing, and your motivation has to be able to hang on through all of it. Someone else might be able to put it a bit more eloquently, but these CYOA's can get away from you a lot easier than a regular story from what I've seen.
My suggestion would be to take several major paths through to completion. All of the loops, dead ends, epilogues, etc. Make a finished product of it with only a handful of major paths. No dead links. Then if you're still motivated to write more for it there is nothing stopping you from adding more paths, and if you've lost the motivation to keep working on it at least you've already got it to a nice finished/playable state.
I think everyone wants to write a sprawling epic right off the bat, but more often I see it advised to start small, and work your way up to that. You might be one of those that could manage it, but I still think just taking a few major branches to completion first would be your best bet. Give you a real taste of what it takes to write a CYOA, and if you feel can handle it the option to add to it is still there.
Seedship on 3/18/2018 9:18:47 PM
Post-Singularity Cosmic Enlightenment 13,568
I'm done with that for now. Most certainly an effective time waster.
Seedship on 3/18/2018 8:40:31 PM
11,768 is my best score so far.
Didn't beat End's best run on the score, but I feel pretty good about how it turned out.
Time Travel Destinations? on 3/12/2018 3:13:17 PM
Late 1600's, early 1700's in the Caribbean. To be a pirate of course. As you mentioned, the reality of the time would most likely be disillusioning, but it still appeals to me. Feel I'd risk the inglorious death at sea, as a nameless pirate. Was the most successful era for piracy in the Caribbean, so I'd be giving myself the best odds in that regard. (Or perhaps the most competition.) Ah well, can't let a pesky thing like reality ruin our flights of fancy.
I would like to know if NSFW contents allowed? on 3/10/2018 12:22:05 PM
Very well done, Berka. With such a straight forward, intuitive tool at our disposal this problem is surely a thing of the past. A wonder how such innovation was ever buried.
I imagine it would be amusing to have an article on site, that takes itself entirely too seriously, include that graph. Though it's probably best the articles remain a place to find serious guidance/information, even if it would be funny to stumble across it there.
I would like to know if NSFW contents allowed? on 3/9/2018 4:08:46 AM
This article may answer your question. http://chooseyourstory.com/help/articles/article.aspx?ArticleId=4123 I won't outright say that it's not allowed, but it really depends on what exactly you have in mind. Someone else may be able to better answer your question, but I feel reading that article is a good place to start.
Edit: Mizal was faster with the link, and had more to say than I did. Safe to say the article should be helpful at least. Best of luck. :)