Saika, The Contributor
Hi! I'm Saika. I like sci-fi & fantasy, anime, Kirby and 90s RPGs. I'm just here to write my heart out, nothing more.
Current Project: From A Great Height (Chaos Entry)
Word count: 10,946
Days remaining: 6
Stress involved in this ludicrous attempt to create a last-minute storygame: Moderately high, may increase later
Time wasted on planning pages that I won't have time to write: Too much
Time wasted on video games when I could have been writing this: approximately 7 hours
Actual planning involved: 6%
Chances of actually winning: 0.5%, on the likelihood that all the judges are too drunk to read anything next week and everyone gets an extra day to write some more of this non-sensical drivel
Number of points that I will lose out on potentially: Oh, just 5 points so there's no real need to panic but let's panic anyway because PANIC IS FUN
Time wasted on writing all this in my profile when I could have been writing my actual storygame: another 15 minutes at the executioner's block
At the end of the day, all you have is what you've accomplished and the effort you put in to achieve it. If you achieved nothing, then that's fine. If you were too demotivated to try in the first place, then that's fine as well. Nothing is set in stone.
Time will move on, with or without you.
Set goals, remove distractions, and cut off people who try to stop you from doing what is best for yourself. Don't hesitate. Always keep moving, one step at a time. Don't make excuses. Try not to procrastinate, but understand that what you don't do today might turn into something bigger tomorrow that you might not be able to handle.
You are never worthless.
One day, you'll reach a point when you can no longer do the things that used to give you so much joy. Don't despair, but stick to what you know. Retain a sense of purpose. If that's impossible, then do the next best thing.
The people around you will disappear sooner than you think.
Don't try to please everyone, or you will please nobody. Some people live their entire lives without ever falling in love or hate, whilst others never stop experiencing those emotions over and over again. Sometimes you just can't get a happy ending. Relationships aren't everything, yet people will change and there's nothing you can do to stop that.
Don't try to give someone the world if you know they aren't prepared to do the same for you. Just don't bother.
Sometimes the smallest things can have the largest impact. There are connections in life which you will never truly forget and will learn to treasure close to your heart. This works both ways: some people in life will never forget you and will always remember what you really meant to them.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to be alone, but there's a difference between being a loner and being lonely.
Each and every one of us is connected, perhaps in ways that you can't begin to imagine. Every thought, feeling, action that you take will affect how other people perceive you.
Just write and let nothing slow you. The worlds you create are yours and yours alone.
You're drifting in limbo above the surface of a dead world decimated by decades of war. Will you regain enough hope to survive, or fall into oblivion?
This is my first Storygame on here. Originally I wrote it for a different game engine before changing it and was part of a much bigger story, but I've cut it down into this. Just my first foray into Storygames.
There are five endings: two bad, one neutral and two good. Kudos to you if you get Ending 4 on your first try.
You can't remember when the world first started shaking, but then one day everything started crashing down. It's not a case of fixing it, or even surviving the aftermath. You can only rebuild and start again.
This is my entry for the March 2017 Chaos Contest, which I started exactly 7 days before the deadline. As it is, it could be longer, but this is as much as I could fit in.
Recent PostsSelfie thread on 4/24/2017 8:01:16 PM
So you look like Squall?
Or possibly FF7:AC-graphics Cloud?
Selfie thread on 4/24/2017 7:45:58 PM
Isn't Minnie a girl's name? Like Minnie Mouse.
Not that I'm calling you a mouse.
Writing Prompts Week #14 on 4/24/2017 7:23:54 PM
Glad to see the writing prompts are back this week.
Although I probably won't be able to do it this week, on account of joining the Chaos Contest a week before it ends. (Unless I do it super fast, or give up early, and get something in at the very last minute.)
Selfie thread on 4/24/2017 7:20:32 PM
Well, I expected you to be wearing something green, because Avatar Mind Tricks, but that's the only difference.
Selfie thread on 4/24/2017 6:52:53 PM
You look exactly how I expected you to look like.
Chaos Contest on 4/23/2017 7:56:00 PM
Chaos Contest on 4/23/2017 7:46:08 PM
I've been debating whether to join or not, but after starting three storygame ideas and then dropping all of them one after the other over the last few months, I might as well do this.
Chaos Contest on 4/23/2017 7:37:28 PM
I'll join. 25 points.
This thread is about video games now on 4/22/2017 8:26:18 AM
LOL Sweet Papa Auron.
I've played a bit of FFX, but I felt all I was doing was levelling up and gaining a large number of abilities. I don't think I'm playing it right, because my Tidus has very low health and virtually every other character is more powerful. Besides, it's been surprisingly linear so far. I've been hoping that at some point the game will stop trying to railroad you and actually let you go back to past locations on your own, or at least explore...maybe that's later.
I need to go back to Mother 1 one of these days, too. I made it as far to the factory with bottle rockets in it. Oh, boy. I did not realise that a map of that factory was required. Because I spent HOURS wandering in there, to the point that I actually ran out of health just trying to get past all these enemies that I couldn't run away from. I was so lost. I had to make a physical map on the second playrun, go back to my new party member, and...the game then informed me that I was supposed to go BACK into that huge factory and get some Bottle Rocket or something. I was so done after that. Hardcore to the extent of the older Dragon Quest games (which refused to let you see more than a single pixel in either direction in dungeons, unless you had a light source).
This thread is about video games now on 4/22/2017 8:02:32 AM
I did dislike Squall for a while because he didn't seem too different from Cloud, but after a while I got used to him. Zell just cracked me up all the time, lol. Especially his victory dance, it's hilarious. I liked Rinoa for some reason, but didn't really like the other characters. I liked Laguna and his pals though.
Tbh I used to see clips of Sephiroth before playing FF7 and thought he looked like the best video game villain ever. Then I tried playing the game, and he's...like...really superficial. You're not even really fighting him for the entire game anyway, which was even more of a bummer. I don't know if it's due to the game's shoddy translation or something, but his initial backstory just felt random. Cool and professional one moment, then suddenly it's "I WAS NOT BORN HUMAN" and suddenly he freaks out and loses it due to this one comment that young Cloud says.
Kuja from FF9 is a better villain IMO, even though his design is suspiciously very similar indeed and he's still rather generic ni a few other areas. As for best villains overall? Kefka. 'Nuff said. I adore Ultros though.
Ooh, I did play a bit of Secret of Evermore some years ago. I only ever played up to the first boss, though. I think I initially picked it up at the same time as Secret of Mana, and ended up treating it as the same kind of game :p