Zulutrader, The Contributor
Ok, I'll admit that I'm pretty lazy. Laziness seemingly runs through my siblings. I still play mine craft and don't have that many hobbies, but I do like to play basketball though. I really wanted to get into writing and specifically choose your own adventure stories. I have tons of ideas, but can never hunker down and put them on paper
Recent PostsEndMaster’s Children Story Contest on 10/8/2017 11:00:09 AM
Week of Literature: The Next Generation on 10/8/2017 10:12:16 AM
Sounds like a plan for next time.
Week of Literature: The Next Generation on 10/7/2017 6:27:37 PM
Week of Literature: The Next Generation on 10/7/2017 6:26:46 PM
Bone-crushing was a friendly competition and necessary for feeding the troops in ogre war camps during the 50 years war. Much of the corpse of the humans who died to the cruel game were used as food. The game proceeded as so: two humans (one to an ogre) who had been captured in battle were brought into the barracks and tossed onto a table. Each ogre would take turns breaking each bone, starting with the toes and ending at the skull. A judge would rule the winner based off of three criterias, loudness of the cracking, upon which bone the human stopped breathing at and amount of damage. The scraps and bones of the humans would be used as food, mixed into a patty of horsemeat; grass and dirt; and whatever else they could find. Normally it was a one pound patty, one to a soldier in the camps, but the victor of the nightly game would have the privilege of two patties.
After winning the war, the friendly game in the camps evolved to a bar game, normally two ogres would bring in humans of their own or use ones that the bar had found on their own. It was the same premise as that of the games in the camps, but the victor normally won a free drink on top of their meal. Soon enough the sport was renowned across the land. Thousands took a seat in the coliseums of the new empire, watching two ogres break the spines of the last men on the planet. The crowds would fall silent as the ogres masterfully worked, listening to the screams and excruciating snaps of bone. While some techniques had been devised as to how to break a bone, the most widely known technique was the stretch and snap. On a bone like the spine, the bone was stretched to where the spinal cord could be seen between each vertebral column, and then snapped. This allowed for there to be less resistance, but when done inadequately a softer sound is made. As the number of humans dwindled, ogres moved on to other peoples like elves or dwarves. Of course ogres still thirsted to hear the bloodcurdling screams of humans.
As the scale of the games was so immaculate and done so often due to the fact it was so easy to set up and so beloved, but led to the eventual fall of the kingdom. Lots of the labor of the kingdom was dependent on slaves, as many of them were artisans who could produce the things that ogres could not like pottery, metal works, and fine art. Due to the demand for humans and elves and dwarfs in the sport of bone-crushing the number of slaves was depleted overtime, leading to the decline of trade which crippled the kingdom further. The ogre kingdom was stuck in a time of the past, while the rest of the world was able to fly into a new era of weaponry powered by trade and a booming economy. The kingdom was waiting to be pushed over, and continued to shoot itself in the foot by ignoring its problems and continuing the sport. When war rolled around the kingdom fell in a matter of months, losing to superior technology and lack of supplies.
Week of Literature: The Next Generation on 10/1/2017 3:43:25 PM
Ill go for it, I think I'll be doing number 1 or 2
Motivation on 9/22/2017 1:25:56 PM
I used to come on this site a lot, but had a lack of motivation to do anything. I really need help with finding motivation to write, or even read some of the longer stories. Any suggestions?
Writing Prompts: Week #5 on 1/30/2017 9:27:25 PM
I'm satisfied I guess because it's one of my first literary pieces, regardless what can I improve upon?
Forgot to say, congrats to the winners
Writing Advice on 1/30/2017 8:52:21 PM
@Will11 is experienced with edutainment, if you need help with the particular genre he can help.
Writing Prompts: Week # 4 on 1/30/2017 8:39:14 PM
Will will it be published by 1st, 2nd, 3rd place?
Negative Points on 1/29/2017 8:54:08 PM
So, on the January Frontier Contest thread, there was a lot of talk about negative points and going into service and cheating...
Can someone better explain?