Romulus, The Expert Scrivener

Member Since

2/16/2011

Last Activity

5/21/2018 2:28 PM

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2,892

Post Count

967

Storygame Count

7

Duel Stats

90 wins / 93 losses

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Just an ordinary student from the deep southern depths of the Netherlands. Can't really think of anything worthwhile to write on this page to be honest. Also, don't hold your breath for any new stuff from me, as I'm a terrible procrastinator.

I'm always happy to help out with stuff though, and I've been around for quite some time, just send me a message. 

Oh, and since you've got time to read my profile page, I'd also advise reading (and rating/commenting on) one of my stories...

 

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Won 2016 Ballad Contest (traditional) and 2016 Mizal Short Story Contest Having 2 Storygame(s) Featured Given by BerkaZerka on 01/10/2017 - Quality Contributions to the Site~ Given by EndMaster on 01/18/2017 - For multiple contest wins and featured stories. Given by madglee on 07/01/2013 - Sonnet Contest. Congrats, very well written! Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For your seven fantastic stories, especially Odyssey and The Raven

Storygames

Featured Story A Hero's Odyssey

A great war is about to erupt, the greatest  the world has ever seen since the Trojan war. As the Greek city states are about to be engulfed in civil war, one man has to undertake a great journey. A dangerous road lies ahead, but you must take it, for the odyssey of one will decide the fate of many. This story is loosely based on the famous Greek epic: the Odyssey, by Homer.

Note that this is more of a story than a game. Depending on your choices, it can be either pretty long, or very short.

 


Rise of a Hero

The people of Azrya live in fear. An evil group of wizards, that call themselves The Black Veil, hold the country in an iron grip. Their leader: Sarces, singlehandedly killed the previous king and his royal guards. When all hope is lost, a small light appears in the darkness. A hero is born ...

 

I know that this isn't a masterpiece, but this just my first story and I'm not a native speaker of English so advice or comments are welcomed.


TBLHQ: Round 2

The sequel to my first quiz. Welcome back to the Big Little History Quiz! After ending at the Middle Ages last time, we now focus on the time between approximately the 14th and 16th century in a few, short questions. 

In this instalment, I've added a wildcard system, that let's you continue after a wrong answer, and a scoring system. Though I guess you'll notice when you get a question wrong, 850 means you have answered everything correctly. You can view your score after you comment ;)


The Ballad of the Winter King

A little girl falls asleep on Christmas Eve, and wakes up in a town filled with wonder. But as she explores her dream world, she slowly discovers she is not alone. An unspeakable evil is on her trail, and the weather is turning cold.

This is my ballad entry for Bucky's 2017 December Contest.


The Big Little History Quiz

Welcome to the Big Little History Quiz, the best quiz about history from all over the world! This first part mainly focuses on ancient history of European and Middle-Eastern civilization, but later parts will discuss later historical era's and other parts of the world.

Edited 17-07, added some more historical info and corrected some spelling errors.


Featured Story The Raven

Inspired by the famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven' tells the sad and dreadful tale of a man torn apart by his love for his lost love. However, the past does not rest easily and the arrival of a shadowy messenger unlocks memories the heart desperately tries to forget.

 


The Thief and the Crown Puzzle

The fate of a nation lies on your shoulders. You have infiltrated the royal palace of Arkhendale to recover the most priceless object in the realm. After fighting your way to the treasury, you are but five locks away from your prize. However, time is short as guards are coming your way. Will you be able to solve the puzzle in time?

I made this short game as a test of a puzzle type that I might implement in a future game. It also functions as a teaser of a story that I'm thinking of writing.


And His Name Was War
unpublished

From Out the Verdant Sea
unpublished

It's the middle of the 19th century: Napoleon is rotting in his tomb, industrialisation is speeding up, and the Great Powers of Europe are scrambling to colonise the furthest reaches of the Earth. In the far East, on the tropical islands of Southeast Asia, tales are emerging of immense riches: temples to deities long forgotten, filled to the brim with treasure. It only takes the conquest of the untamed jungle for any dedicated adventurer to earn wealth and fame for all eternity. 


Goliaths' Fall
unpublished

When titans clash, humanity suffers. As criminals and vigilantes fight out their war to end all wars, the city they fight over is turned to complete devastation. Thousands lose their lives, while those that survive try desperately to find a safe haven elsewhere, or find shelter amidst the ruins. 

When the line between heroes and villains starts to blur, it's time for the refugees themselves to try and take action. 


The Final Days of Winter
unpublished

The Ghost of Pembroke Hall
unpublished

"Dear Watson, you do not really believe in ghosts, do you? No, I believe that we are dealing with a mere mortal man."

When the jewels of the dowager Duchess Marbrough go missing and mysterious deaths shake up the town of Brightmore, Holmes and Watson are called in to crack their hardest case yet.


The Manifold Masks of Michael Bailey
unpublished

The Panopticon
unpublished

"...A huge, grey monolith, towering above the run-down tenements arrayed in a circle around it. Its smooth surface broken only by a thousand mirrored windows, giving it the impression of being a restless giant. Never was one certain if he was being watched. Even within the 'privacy' of one's home, one could feel the eyes of the Party prying into them, looking for the slightest hint of deviancy."

Welcome to Whynaere, the marvel of the modern world. A society under the watchful eyes of the Party, where crime is non-existent, and the people prosper. Follow John Blair, as he delves beneath the surface of this so-called utopia. Would you sacrifice the safe status-quo, for the promise of freedom? Risk breaking down the pillars of society, to pursue a dream for a better future? For when the day is done, what is freedom compared to security?


Recent Posts

Bombing Syria on 4/14/2018 4:28:46 AM

Mmm, I love the smell of fresh Cold Wars in the morning. Seriously though, what a bloody idiot. Not to mention the fact that the EU's agreeing with the French and English participation in the attack. 

I'm not a fan of chemical weapon attacks, but these missile strikes didn't really accomplish much, while also escalating the whole situation in Syria/with Russia again. Though it does indeed draw attention away from domestic US scandals.


How to make non cringe poetry? on 4/9/2018 6:52:23 PM

I'd say Morgan's right in her comment below, that you can't please everyone. Someone, somewhere will find what you write cringey. Having said that, if you yourself think you've written cringe poetry, you might want to consider improving it before publishing. Rereading something after a day or a week might also give you a new perspective on your work, after the initial finally-done-writing satisfaction has worn off. 


How many writing projects do you have? on 4/8/2018 5:07:18 PM

I've got about five projects that I think are still somewhat viable, and way too many others that I wrote a first page for but never returned to again.


How to make non cringe poetry? on 4/8/2018 4:57:40 PM

Do you need any specific pointers? 'Need help please' is a bit of a broad/undefined question, haha.

If you're looking for more general tips, might I completely objectively suggest a few poetry threads that have been posted earlier.


Detroit. Lol. on 4/3/2018 10:45:37 AM

Step 1: threaten the loaded political candidate who just put a gun into your hands.


Detroit. Lol. on 4/3/2018 4:32:37 AM

Take it with them, of course. How do you rob the store without it?


Discipline Thread on 3/22/2018 4:37:39 PM

I'm completely confident that Ford'll be able to produce at least one semi-decent story. As a reflection of my confidence, I'll bet one whole point that he'll finish a story. 


Taking vacations alone (sometimes) on 2/14/2018 4:25:53 AM

North Africa's also quite nice, if you skip Libya. Egypt and Tunisia, for example, are a popular destination for people who want sun and beaches, but don't want to pay too much for them. And then there's the whole cultural heritage stuff and the like.


Taking vacations alone (sometimes) on 2/13/2018 3:24:40 PM

Actually quite doable, I know some people who went there on holiday. It's quite a nice country, and the recent protests have been violently suppressed, so it's perfectly safe. 

Oh, but you're all from the Great Satan of course, that might be an issue...


Another class project on 2/10/2018 11:01:11 AM

Maybe include this article in the CYS welcome message in the future, with a heading like 'if you would like to use Chooseyourstory.com for a class project, please read the following information'? It might help prevent a situation like this in the future.