mizal, The Apprentice Scrivener

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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!

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.)

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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.

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Nazi Scum Thread on 8/17/2017 6:37:43 PM
And now Muslims are back to being the bad guys. Didn't like some inbred little Ohio boy with that pathetic kill count hogging all the attention I guess.

Do any of you people art? on 8/17/2017 5:07:44 PM
Oh look you came back. And you didn't even have to make a thread about it.

New CYOA site - Starcatcher.org on 8/17/2017 2:27:40 PM
I still prefer End's suggestion because it made me think of something else, but the new one is nice. :P

New CYOA site - Starcatcher.org on 8/17/2017 2:19:52 PM
The original logo was a bit generic so I'll vote for the new one. The Stardust feature sounds like a good addition too. I like that you can send it around to others so that you can theoretically tip detailed reviewers etc.

New Scripting Article on Shuffling Lists on 8/17/2017 1:26:25 PM
Can't process all this from the phone atm but it looks REALLY useful for something I've been thinking of trying.

Nazi Scum Thread on 8/17/2017 11:20:28 AM
It seems a little weird to make assumptions about a person's race based on an avatar of a fantasy creature on a forum. Victim, I notice you're not using anything specifically Asian though so here:

Now you can't get accused of being a Nazi anymore, other forum goers will know right away that you're Chinese and also mentally associate you with that most beloved animal, the cat. :)

Nazi Scum Thread on 8/17/2017 8:12:42 AM
He is well aware of this so I'm not sure why he posted that to begin with. But, uh, please don't send Malk on another three day rage spiel on how you can't call someone Mexican unless they are currently a citizen of the country called Mexico and only dumb American cunts do this etc.

Nazi Scum Thread on 8/17/2017 4:57:36 AM
Leave the statues up, put up a plaque talking about the fact they're controversial now including links to the city website containing more info with biographical stuff about the actual historical man and more about when/why it was built and interviews with people with multiple views. Or have some app that let's you pull up this stuff automatically. That's just one idea. But history doesn't have to be some dead dumb and gay thing, and in his home state of all places of course you're going to have a lot of R.E. Lee shit. And Civil War or otherwise, any kind of memorial or display usually has significance to the town that built it beyond whatever it's actually portraying. Of course now the fucking Nazis taking over the protest means other states are accelerating taking down statues and talking about renaming schools etc. named after Confederate people in the usual knee-jerk way we do everything. Kind of makes me sad, but having a hilariously dramatic opposite effect to what the supremacists wanted seems fitting too. And if White/European nationalists are in any way just about 'preserving their culture' as that claim than they really need to take steps to mite publically separate themselves from the insane and hateful elements that are mixed in with them. Basically the same as the argument people have about radical Islam vs normal practitioners.

Human Nature in Charchters on 8/16/2017 9:31:33 PM
Haven't seen or heard of the show in question, but I think the point about these characters being criminals (bad enough to be sent off world is presumably pretty damn bad) and having in addition to that having lived in a highly restricted and unnatural manner the last few years is spot on. You can't expect entirely logical or well-thought out actions or motivations from characters like that. Even aside from the fact they're all teenagers, these people are fuckups. People I think would naturally gravitate towards leaders that it seems to be in their best interests to have, however. If you're being forced to stay somewhere under threat that's one thing, but people eventually splintering off into smaller groups with people they get along with makes sense. To run a large group efficiently in a way where everyone feels like they have a role and are being treated fairly is probably pretty beyond some random thugs, so they'd have to rely entirely on fear and the inability for people they're mistreating to just fuck off somewhere away from the assholes. With the lack of any other loyalty or ties to anything or reason to stay, eventually the only ones left would be those who feel like they've got it good under the current system. But whatever the case, don't draw too heavily from the TV show, because TV is dumb.

Nazi Scum Thread on 8/16/2017 7:36:32 PM
Well tbf I notice the guy does call himself 'Victim' in response to past persecution.