October, The Journeyman Scrivener
6/19/2013 11:55 AM
253 wins / 245 losses
Hi. I don't write often but I occasionally post in the forums, and I check the website/forums regularly. Feel free me to message me if you have any questions or just want to talk.
Articles WrittenRPS: What Wins
Find out whether paper beats alien, or if woman triumphs over cockroach. The strengths and weaknesses of the RPS gestures are all here.Scripting: Items
A Scripting Scenario for the $ITEMUSED and $ITEMSTATE system variables. Includes how they can be used, and some scripts to start you off. Read "Intermediate Scripting" first.Storywriting: How To Get Ideas
Many a time I have found myself with a strong urge to write but nothing to write about. It is called lack of inspiration. This article talks about how you can get ideas and get inspired.Storywriting: Writing and Editing Tips
There are so many things you can do to improve the quality of your storygame before you actually publish it. Don't let your effort be wasted.Uploading Pictures
Don't know how to upload pictures? Or perhaps you do, but want to avoid the size restriction? This article will show you how.
Recent PostsCategories on 6/18/2013 8:55:07 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's already been covered by this thread in the Accepted section of the FWW.No backing through chapters? Optional hardcore? on 6/18/2013 3:02:45 AM
A player can already do that by choosing not to use the back button.Assistance: Romance on 6/17/2013 1:58:18 PM
The easiest way to write a good romance story is to keep it simple. Look at Snow, or to a lesser extent a lot of the other romance storygames on this site - you'll notice that love in real life is so much more complex. Keeping it simple keeps things pretty. That doesn't mean love can't be beautiful outside of stories - of course it can be - but it's a lot harder to write an involved love story than a simple one.What makes a good Zombie Apocalypse story? on 6/11/2013 1:23:26 PM
Moved this to the Writing Workshop. I'm not familiar with that many zombie stories, but there are a couple of things that come to mind when talking about what makes a good one. First - you have to have believable characters and decisions that force you to think twice about what you would do. For example, if the characters are believable you're going to have a much harder time leaving them to die than if the author has been lazy with them. The other important thing is to be realistic. Obviously you don't have to be too realistic - I mean it's a zombie story for heaven's sake - but if the protagonist previously struggled to kill one zombie and then effortlessly kills seven at once later on it'll detract from the story. Exaggerated example but you know what I mean. If you're realistic you can create an anxious atmosphere - a sense of danger that draws the reader into the story. That's my two cents anyway, based on what I've played on CYS and the 2.5 zombie movies I've seen (I'm too chicken to watch more).Featured Comments on 6/10/2013 10:19:58 AM
Just a heads up, I only feature comments on storygames that I have read (which is why some of the above suggestions have no reply by me). Having said that, the next storygames I will be reading are the ones with featured comment suggestions, so chances are I'll get to the ones here pretty soon.The Council on 6/7/2013 7:43:02 AM
There will be no council for banning members. Admins will handle that. I've put forward some criteria for being nominated and the responsibilities of councillors in MC. It's kinda similar to what Ugi has above except with some notable differences, but I don't want to say anything yet in case the other admins want to change something. Just waiting on replies now.Some articles displaying no text on 6/6/2013 1:00:35 PM
Duly noted. And yes... that's what I just said.Some articles displaying no text on 6/6/2013 11:29:00 AM
Thanks for bringing it up - it's not a bug with the site. I wrote both articles when I was thirteen. Similar to my posts and storygame comments back then, these were a source for major embarrassment. They also contained misinformation (eg. Writing and Editing Tips claimed that bold, italics, and underline were aspects of grammar). I edited both articles to show blank pages a couple of months ago with the intention of rewriting them later.Featured Comments on 6/6/2013 11:20:11 AM
Yep! I don't have the power to award points to members so whenever I feature comments I send a PM to JJJ detailing which comments I've featured (and if someone suggested the comment then that user's name too). Your points should show up next time JJJ reads his PMs.GRADUATION!!!!!! on 6/6/2013 3:16:33 AM
Finishing high school was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life (it's been a few years now and I'm still riding the high that not having to go to school brought). Congratulations dude, all the best for whatever you plan on doing next.