Jacoder23, The Reader

Member Since

11/26/2016

Last Activity

9/22/2018 1:19 PM

EXP Points

95

Post Count

12

Storygame Count

0

Duel Stats

1 win / 0 losses

Order

Marauder

Commendations

1

Recent Posts

Formatting Poll on 9/20/2018 10:42:01 AM

God of course it's this one. The with no spaces one looks like absolute hell to read through. Might just me though.


Interactive Fiction Database on 9/16/2018 9:09:56 PM

Okay because pretty much only me and Mizal are adding anything and making an IFDB page is actually ridiculously easy (just repeat Ctrl+Z a lot) I might as well try to automate this.

https://repl.it/@tcpooljacob/CYS-Storygame-Lookup-Bot

^ Please excuse the dirty code and formatting, I made this on a whim. 

Anyways, it should scrape some (text-only) details from whatever storygame's URL you enter in. Though, it'll take a while to load at first.

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It's pretty far away from auto-generating IFDB pages and then actually creating them on the website but I should PROBABLY be done with this by early next year.

This isn't much of an update but I needed an excuse to bump this thread. Plus, unless more people start adding pages then it's going to take 4 years to get all the storygames on IFDB, so automating it might be more efficient.


Salutation on 9/16/2018 8:31:29 PM

Today is as good a time as any to reveal yourself, hope you enjoy your time at the site! If you want there are a few more ways to contribute to the site without heavily using writing skills than just rating games. Just discussing in the forums, giving feedback, and helping out by adding IFDB pages for missing storygames are good ways of contributing without requiring any skills besides writing mostly coherent sentences. You do seem to have a pretty good handle on basic syntax; the issues aren't serious enough to make it hard to understand.

Still, have fun on the site! I'm sure you'll enjoy all the storygames that other members have made. I'm still working on my first...


Black Boiling Coffee on 9/15/2018 5:41:06 AM

There was no electricity because of Typhoon Mangkuht/Super Typhoon Ompong so I wrote a ridiculously short story (less than 100 words). I could probably use this for my poetry writing class. 

 

-- Beginning of Story --

Black Boiling Coffee

The sudden jolt of energy.

The burning sensation going down your throat.

The bitter taste filling your being.

 

That's the feeling when you see someone die.

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"Bring him to the ER!", someone shouted.

I waited outside, coffee-stained, bitter, angry.

"Dad..."

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The sudden jolt of energy.

The burning sensation going down your throat.

The bitter taste filling your being.

 

That's the feeling when you remember someone die.

I've felt that feeling everyday, 9 AM for the past eternity.

 

But today, it won't be me feeling that.

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I brewed some coffee for my husband before he woke up.

-- End of Story --

 

I do like it though, I tried to write several layers into it.


Hurricane Florence on 9/15/2018 5:12:52 AM

Luckily for Will11 I think the typhoon will drop to a 1 or 2 by the time it gets to Hong Kong.

Also, posted the story, it's ridiculously short (less than 100 words). I do like it though, I tried to write several layers into it.


Hurricane Florence on 9/15/2018 5:09:59 AM

FINALLY ELECTRICITY

Okay so for the past 12 hours there's been zero electricity and a shit ton of rain and wind. It's back now and in the time I had no electricity I got to write another short story so I'll post that later.

Everything's fine for now but my mom still hasn't been able to change her flight date from Sunday so uh, not sure what to do about that.

I hope there's no rain tomorrow so she can fly safe.


Hurricane Florence on 9/13/2018 8:01:29 AM

Just realized that we're getting hit by the same typhoon. Typhoon Mangkhut? I don't live in an apartment so hopefully I don't drown to death before I finish my storygame.

On a lighter note, the typhoon got second/local name when it got near my country and now has the same name as my PE/Gym coach. 


Interactive Fiction Database on 9/12/2018 7:18:58 AM

Added a review to Fairview Highschool Game and added a page for the first in the Homo Perfectus series - http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=3nf4949clth6g4tx (will add the other 7 in due time). I'll probably keep on doing this on a semi-regular basis, at best daily. Also, should I keep on updating by replying to this thread?


Interactive Fiction Database on 9/11/2018 11:59:15 AM

Added the Sexual Content tags and made a page for Fairview Highschool Game. - http://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=xuhks7aqu38zkm3p

It hasn't aged very well compared with how the website has improved but I still enjoy it for it's surreal story and infinitely relatable theme of hating school.


Hello to all! on 9/11/2018 9:09:26 AM
Mizal does have a point I mean some of the parts of this website don't exactly scream good-natured: We believe, our job is useful and important because: 1. player uses their real money and personal information. It must be safe in any case; 2. at online casino gamer can relax, have fun, and earn some cash. Plus, who signs up to a website about writing CYOA-style storygames and then decides advertising their roulette site is a good idea?