TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

Member Since

10/26/2014

Last Activity

6/18/2019 12:54 AM

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5,199

Post Count

1702

Storygame Count

1

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Marauder

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Featured Story Bestist Frend Jane
After his best and only friend's brutal death, a seven-year-old boy sets out across the country hell-bent on fulfilling her dream. Along the way, he must overcome his deficiencies—both real and imagined—to assuage his own pain and guilt.

Winner of the 2018 EPIC Contest!

Thanks to everyone for pushing me throughout the contest so I could actually finish something for a change—especially the other contestants who were both helpful and competitive. And thanks to BradinDvorak for help with CSS.

Recent Posts

50 words story thread. on 5/31/2019 2:09:26 PM
I figured I'd throw a few together since this thread is active again. So, here they are...
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“I have always had a thing for soft, dainty hands. Yours may be the nicest I’ve seen in a good long while. I love how smooth your skin is and how perfectly it fits into mine, but if you don’t stop your damned blubbering I’ll cut the other one off!”

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Joe loved Sally with all his heart. He’d planned out his proposal to be romantic in every detail. With butterflies in his stomach and holding back a goofy grin, he got down on one knee. He looked up with adoring eyes, cracked open the tiny box…and let one go.

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As the rumble subsided and the smoke cleared, Jack slowly pulled off his mask to reveal the hollow sockets of a man who had gone through too much in the last days. The alien plantlife that had taken over was now iradicated and he was free to replant his garden.

The DUEL Stories - May 2019 on 5/28/2019 1:39:32 PM
There were some pretty good stories here, in my opinion. It wasn't easy for me to narrow it down to three, but here's my prefered order: 1 - H 2 - G 3 - J Great job everyone!

Interesting comments 4 on 5/25/2019 11:31:44 AM
Lol That shared experience is the whole reason Jane and Billy became such fast friends.

The more I think about this comment, the more I want to PM them and say "Sorry, but this isn't the real world where everyone is perfect and always farts rainbows . This is fiction!"

I won't, though. I'll just take the comment in stride and laugh at them for having such a narrow existence.

CYS Dev Thread on 3/19/2019 3:22:11 PM
If you mean not having the menu across the top, then I was having the same issue until a few minutes ago without even knowing it until I selected a theme in my profile. Now the site looks totally different. Edit: I changed back since my OCD or whatever goes haywire when the lowercase i's in labels don't show up. Plus, I'm not particularly fond of the subscript numbers on the main game pages since they're partially obscured by the line. But, that's probably just me.

CYS Dev Thread on 2/3/2019 7:57:25 AM
I didn't realize that that's what you were talking about in the former post, but an app for offline game creation sounds like something that would really be beneficial to a lot of folks. And by a lot of folks, I mean me. I've attempted to install Win10 in VirtualBox only to have it crap out midway through setup for some reason. I did manage to get Win7 up and running, though. It could be some time before I break down and buy a new computer since the four I have are more than enough to keep up with as it is, but I've been researching them online just in case I get a wild hair.

Poll (Sort of): Firstest Story on 1/4/2019 8:10:48 PM
I'm not really sure about my first story, but I remember doing one in 3rd grade where we had to use as many words from a list for a Halloween story and I managed to use every single one.

This is a bug on 1/2/2019 12:07:54 AM
Sauteed mole cricket

Tasty!

Actually Useful Site Member Awards for 2018! on 12/30/2018 11:53:51 PM
Thanks for this! It still feels really amazing to have finally accomplished something, but I can't ride this wave forever...or can I? Nope. I need to focus on putting something else out as soon as I can to pay for my keep. I guess I should also congratulate everyone else on your list for their procrastination time well spent. So...congrats everyone!

Found a method to writing CYOA on 12/28/2018 2:03:31 PM
I haven't checked in quite a while since I don't need to update Scrivener for my use, but I assume the Linux version is still free.

Found a method to writing CYOA on 12/28/2018 2:02:36 PM
If I hadn't used Scrivener, I'd probably still be beating my head against a wall trying to write something for the site that was spiralling out of control. It makes it much, much easier to keep track of everything and you can set it to display only the relevant pages in the path leading up to/working toward the part you're working on so it lessens the chance of plot holes, etc. It is great!