mizal, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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12/5/2020 11:19 AM

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1 win / 6 losses


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Avatar and other art by the amazing MadHattersDaughter unless otherwise noted. 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 don't like to make promises because I fear commitment! Also, Agent of Order, Inseparable, 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 or prompt 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: Creatures of the Snow. (Will be updating this spot weekly monthly, whenever I remember to.) And the rest of this profile has been SCRUBBED!!! I am now one step closer to actually rewriting it. (CYS flag by Sentinel)

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 2 Storygame(s) Featured Posting 15473 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


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!



Featured Story 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.

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.

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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

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo on 12/5/2020 9:49:13 AM
The brave, brief life of clockman.

Succubus Muse on 12/5/2020 8:02:33 AM
I suppose the story should have a path where I won't just be reading for the gruesome deaths.

(100 word stories) Just a short thing on the spot on 12/5/2020 8:00:43 AM
Same, about the only time you hear something like 'just a few days ago they seemed fine' is when the person in question is dead and the speaker has just learned that or is trying to come to terms with it. I think these flash fics are great practice precisely for this reason though, the limit really forces you to consider the impact of each word, when with normal writing you might be tempted to just slop them on the page without too much thought.

Hey! on 12/5/2020 5:10:37 AM
Maybe he got your number wrong, what was it again?

More Profiles on 12/4/2020 8:42:39 PM
AL's got it in kind of a weird image format, just use it from here:

Save it and go to My Stuff > Pictures to upload it to the site, and after that you can go to your profile and select it.

More Profiles on 12/4/2020 7:56:37 PM
WHO DARES TAG M-- Oh. Okay fine, carry on.

So, Thanksgiving. on 12/4/2020 3:33:13 PM
Not sure how old you are, but at a certain point you realize that for certain portions of the family, if you really all liked spending time with each other you'd be doing it on more than just the three or four days a year tradition guilts you into it.

(100 word stories) Just a short thing on the spot on 12/4/2020 3:15:32 PM
I like it. Microfiction and emo things go together well, as the previous threads have taught us.

50 word story thread

100 words or less

There's some serious gold buried in those. But it's been awhile, let's continue things with this thread.

Hey! on 12/4/2020 5:01:53 AM
Is it a wolverine in the furry sense, or as in a rule 63 version of a short hairy man with metal claws? Anyway, welcome. Just curious, how did you find the site?

Profiles on 12/3/2020 7:09:49 PM