llImperatorll, The Dramatist
I'm an undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford reading Computer Science & Philosophy. Despite being a mathematician in the public eye, behind closed doors I transform into an avid reader. I also do the occasional spot of writing, but have always been much better at poetry (and descriptive writing) than narrative writing. Also I'm an English gent, and therefore speak English (UK) so please forgive me in advance if I inadvertently offend any Americans/Canadians with my vocabulary.
Feel free to PM/duel me at any time. I'm mainly here to read stories/games, but may actually put up some work on the site from time to time.
"Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for the night. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
Recent PostsSanitarium! (Collaborative CYOA) on 1/19/2018 11:52:01 PM
'You could hear the elevator coming down from the second floor, where it then stopped on the first floor - announced by another loud ding.'
Sanitarium! (Collaborative CYOA) on 1/19/2018 6:59:05 AM
Hi on 1/18/2018 4:40:36 PM
Hey there, and welcome!
It's probably best if you don't write games like nobody's ever played before. They'd probably invariably suck. It'd be better to read some of the fantastic stories on here already first (also real-life books don't hurt.) Reading is one of the best ways of improving your writing.
Good luck with pushing your creative limits.
Puzzlement on 1/17/2018 1:39:27 PM
Why is God annoying you?
Puzzlement on 1/17/2018 1:37:21 PM
Take an online course in propositional/predicate logic & semantics of the English language and you'd understand why Steve is right. Or just familiarize yourself with English a bit more.
"Dude's a businessman, he was out of the womb lying", implies that all businessmen are liars. Analogous to Steve's racism example.
Puzzlement on 1/17/2018 8:26:37 AM
The white house didn't deny that specific remark though, which is very telling.
Sanitarium! (Collaborative CYOA) on 1/16/2018 9:28:38 PM
Puzzlement on 1/16/2018 7:43:03 PM
Saying that a certain country is a bad place is not necessarily racist. It is possible that the motivation for saying something like that is racism, and also possible that it isn't.
Here's Google's definition of racism: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
Now if the aforementioned belief is due the prejudicial views held the speaker, in line with the above definition (and particularly directed at a certain set of people), then it could be classified as racism. Otherwise not.
However, this is really just turns out to be an unproductive debate over semantics. At the end of the day, it isn't a very pleasant or wise thing to say.
A Bantastic Thread on 1/16/2018 5:08:28 PM
No problem. It was fascinating for me because we studied the world wars at primary/secondary school to great extent - but Ireland was never mentioned (it was always usually presented as Britain/France/Russia vs. Germany/Austria-Hungary/Italy.) Seeing the Great War through the eyes of an Irishman was novel. So it's definitely being an "edutaining" experience for me!
A Bantastic Thread on 1/16/2018 2:25:41 PM
Have you read Steve's story (if so what do you think)? I haven't read enough of it yet to leave a review, but it's a really compelling read (awesome).