mizal, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

Member Since

5/5/2011

Last Activity

9/20/2020 5:16 PM

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5,502

Post Count

14874

Storygame Count

10

Duel Stats

1 win / 6 losses

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Lauded Sage Exemplar

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Hi. If you're browsing with a PC, you should get the Chrome or Firefox site extension made by BradinDvorak. It lets you set dark mode from your profile and improves formatting for a better reading experience along with various other improvements and an overall facelift for the site. NOTICE: I'm not currently able to proofread on request. Just make a thread in the Writing Workshop and someone will usually volunteer to look over your story. I try to read all WW threads anyhow, I just am not going to make any promises because I fear commitment! Also, Agent of Order, Inseperable, and Silver Horn, Silver Hooves are currently the only of my stories I'd recommend anyone bother with, unless you're just out to harvest points. All the others are joke games or rushed for this or that deadline and hell I can't even remember anymore which are still up or why.

But if you're looking for something short (very short) and sweet, do check out the entries in the Tiny 'Topia thread. The theme is dystopic and utopic storygames in 2250 words or less. If you're looking for just a random story that is good, check out: Dreamtruder. (Will be updating this spot weekly monthly, unless I forget.) And the rest of this profile has been SCRUBBED!!! I am now one step closer to actually rewriting it. Avatar art by the amazing MHD.

 



(Cricket and triskelion also by the amazing MHD)

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Earning 5,000 Points Thorough and consistent writing workshop contributions / excellent commenting. Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured Posting 14869 Forum Posts Given by BerkaZerka on 11/10/2017 - Forum and Site Contributions Not Unnoticed Given by EndMaster on 11/30/2017 - It's everything you've always wanted! Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 08/14/2019 - For excellent writing, keeping the site together and generally being an excellent presence Given by Killa_Robot on 08/15/2019 - For being a net positive to the site, even while helping idiots Given by mizal on 08/15/2019 - MUHAHAHAHAHA! *strokes fluffy white cat* I always knew this day would come. Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For Inseperable and your other great stories

Storygames

>DEVOTION
You harvest in the Arena. Every machine needs a function, and that is yours. Written for the Tiny 'Topia challenge.

A Stack of Cats
You are a man on a mission. The cats, they must be stacked.

A puzzling math and logic game I made just to put some of the scripting practice I've been doing to use. Have fun and please let me know if you encounter any bugs.

Should be solvable by middle schoolers, or those with same basic level of intelligence as a middle schooler.

Agent of Order
Orbiting a barren planetoid in a system full of nothing just past the edge of the frontier, The Last Outpost is just another refueling station. Strategically important, true, but on a routine stop you never expected to spend longer than a couple hours there, let alone a couple of days fighting for your life...

There are five epilogues, but some may be difficult to discover. Note that actions have consequences, but not always immediate ones. (And if you just need an End Game link, go play around with the probe.)

Don't Get Date Raped!
A short, educational piece. Please remain sensitive and respectful in the comment section. (I'd hate to have to report you to an admin for bullying me.)

(DO NOT READ if you're at all easily offended or lacking in a sense of humor. There's nothing graphic at all in here, but seriously, I still cannot stress it enough, this story is not for you.)

WOWSERS! Triggers ahead!


Dedicated to the good people of COG.

Facts About the Planet and the Solar System
A compilation of some little known facts about the solar system, as well as the debunking of a few myths.

In addition to the scientific explanations, there's a small story dramatizing it all.

Hopefully young readers will find this fun as well as educational. :)

(Might not be the greatest story ever written, but consider this: it got me 200 points.)

Featured Story Inseparable
It doesn't matter what they say...

Love is for the Birds
...and the squirrels. Sort of.



Written in six hours, for no other reason than to avoid consignment to the SHAME pit after my other Romance contest entry didn't want to cooperate.

Now You Gotta Deal With This S***

A tale told in verse. A text from your sister requesting a pick up from a party leads to a night of strangeness.

Inspired by Bucky's ballad contest. Though...I wouldn't call this a ballad. I'm not sure what I'd call it, actually, other than exceedingly stupid, and fun to write.

(Don't pay any attention to the scores, they're just for me to track which endings reviewers get.)


Read My Stories or Die!
HATE.

THE PURITY AND INTENSITY OF MY HATE IS LIKE A THOUSAND MERCILESS, UNQUENCHABLE SUNS.

AND YET, I ONLY NEED ONE...








Silver Horn, Silver Hooves
When the weather is fine, you've been coming to this grove to drink from the pool for centuries now. Today, you meet a stranger and hear a story that changes all that...



A fairy tale adventure.




[AUTHOR'S NOTE: There's a heavily scripted scene that due to time constraints I didn't have the opportunity to thoroughly test. You'll know it when you see it. In addition to a save game link beforehand, I've provided the option to skip it altogether should you encounter problems. A PM describing those problems would also be greatly appreciated as I'll be revisiting this game once the crushing weight of December has passed.]

Articles Written

A List of Storygames for People Who Like to Read
A list of storygames with substantial effort put in, all written in the last couple of years and sorely in need of ratings and reviews.

CYS Forum Advice and Etiquette
A modernized guide to the forums. The path to internet popularity and happiness, and a few CYS specific do's and don'ts.

Recent Posts

Shoot up the school - based category on 9/20/2020 3:18:04 PM
'Eternal Legends?'

Sci-Fi September Prompt! on 9/20/2020 2:43:54 PM
Rift Station! But good job, this was horribly depressing. If only he had access to the internet....

Shoot up the school - based category on 9/20/2020 2:31:51 PM
Originally I was thinking something like Non Traditional Fantasy, which is kinda vague but just different enough. But I can't say I'd object to an Endmaster shrine, it would serve the same purpose of freeing up slots for others, and even more than originally planned. If Killa can add new categories easily and not just repurpose them, Historical and Family Friendly in addition to that would be the obvious new ones I'd think. I'm not sure if we have enough games for a non English category, but it's something to consider and may be a good way to attract more people to the site if we start getting more....I've been seeing French games popping up and I'm aware of at least one site for French CYOAs, so there's definitely a community there.

Shoot up the school - based category on 9/20/2020 10:49:00 AM
It's beautiful. Just what I've always wanted.

Shoot up the school - based category on 9/20/2020 8:04:51 AM
Featured stories are the very best the site has to offer, it's not supposed to be easy or fair or some kind of participation ribbon. That page exists as a convenience for the sake of readers, it's not really about the authors and most will never have one. There's still the new category and then the most in need list on the front page that will give each story a chance for attention, even if we're assuming no one is capable of browsing around in a category that interests them. Getting 'noticed' is a completely different thing, in fact I'm pretty sure that you and others who are active in other ways besides writing have more people paying attention to you than many of the actual featured authors get.

G’day on 9/20/2020 12:18:47 AM
Welcome to the site! There are indeed a lot of good stories here. Which one are you reading?

Shoot up the school - based category on 9/20/2020 12:17:05 AM
Oh. Actually, this call to arms may have been unnecessary. End just went in with an assault rifle...

Shoot up the school - based category on 9/19/2020 11:03:18 PM
Guys, these games are just bad. I know you all hate them as much as I do. There's a pathetic 50 games in that category and literally half of them are rated under 4/8. And even a lot of those are only rated THAT high because they're old and from a time no one had standards. There has been growing support among the people who matter for Killa to just axe that whole section and put something else there, like family friendly games or a second fantasy category. If you guys went in and rated the low effort ones on the bottom half of the list and some of them just happened to wind up low enough to remove, there'd be even less reason to keep that category around. Most of these games are short and can be gotten through in a matter of minutes, even if you're an overachiever who will actually read them.

Hello, help on 9/19/2020 12:22:06 PM
After you upload the picture you still have to go in to edit your profile, there's a drop down box there to select it. Make sure you scroll down to the Update Account and Profile button to save it.

Hello, help on 9/19/2020 10:56:35 AM
My Stuff > Pictures And then from there you can select whatever you uploaded from your profile. Note that the file size limitation is really tiny since it's pretty much just intended for forum avatars. For images in games or to post on the forum you'll want to link from imgur.