Well time for another unofficial contest for those interested. It’s free.
Topic of this one is romance since apparently some of you feel we don’t have enough of that around here.
Pretty simple, just write a story where romance takes the center stage. You can do it how ever you want.
Doesn’t need to strictly fit in the Love and Dating section either. If you want to make it horror themed with angsty vampires or scifi themed with androids attempting to figure out the concept of love, you can.
Just make sure that the protagonist has an overall goal of romance.
Now I should point out, I’m using the term “romance” in a very loose sense. If you want to make a hilarious tale about a lightning rod salesman trying to woo an 18 year old farmer’s daughter for the whole purpose of sexing her up while avoiding her ass raping brothers, then yes, that is permitted.
(But not that story because it’s already been done)
Also as if it needs to be said, don’t fucking write graphic porn.
All participants that are currently in the SHAME pit that submit something decent will be let out. Winner will get some more pointless points.
Remember to post links to your stories here if you make one for the contest.
Deadline is March 11th, good luck.
COUNT ME IN
My Weebful harem here we go!
It has come to my attention that my romance writing needs some perfecting, and what better way to do it than through this venue? I’m in End.
What’s the reward looking like right about now?
Reward is generally 100 points, but as with all of my contests, it’s completely dependent on my own whims, so it’s probably going to vary depending on what the person puts into it and what they’ve already done so far.
For example if Thotfodder came by and submitted a story, she’d most likely just get out of the SHAME pit and a point reward.
If however someone with already a few decent stories/contest wins submitted something then they might be eligible for more rewards.
This is one of the reasons why Mizal managed to get a shitload of points, a trophy AND a featured story out of these things. True, it helped that she was the only person who joined the last two, but still doesn’t change the fact that she put in the effort to get the warm and fuzzies.
Hey, I joined and submitted a perfect, awe-inspiringly amazing storygame during the LGTB one! :)
Don't even bother trying, the contest is already won.
Hmmm. Interesting. I'll be interested to see what gets churned out this time. Not sure if I will be up for it myself since things have taken a bad turn around here.
You have my interest. My WIP is hitting too many roadblocks anyway. Time for a dalliance into a genre that I've never wrote in. :)
Ha ha, I have more options than that.
Song of Solomon 7:6-12 (English Standard Version)
6 How beautiful and pleasant you are,
O loved one, with all your delights!
7 Your stature is like a palm tree,
and your breasts are like its clusters.
8 I say I will climb the palm tree
and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
and the scent of your breath like apples,
9 and your mouth like the best wine.
It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
gliding over lips and teeth.
10 I am my beloved's,
and his desire is for me.
The Bride Gives Her Love
11 Come, my beloved,
let us go out into the fields
and lodge in the villages;
12 let us go out early to the vineyards
and see whether the vines have budded,
whether the grape blossoms have opened
and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
4 entrants so far. Quite silly. @mizal
Mock all you want nerds, the weeb team is winning this time around.
Keep up the determination. :)
March 4th? That's three days after my birthday. I'll be turning 19. 19-3=16. 16 is a lucky number. Alright I'll maybe do it.
go the fuck to sleep, ms piggy
Well I see as usual everyone is full of promises and enthusiasm, we’ll see how long that lasts. Still, didn't expect so many to join so early.
Anyway, here’s some inspiring love songs to put you in the right frame of mind while writing your romance story. One for each of you.
Digit, Ebon and Wibbons
Mizal and Orange
And of course Malk
Love songs? I’m kinda doubting if you know what Love is End lol. On the bright side, if these songs are at all a rubric for what we need to have in the entries, then I think I’ll be fine.
She’s already married to me, I don’t feel the need to subject her to any more torture by making her read through your stories.
Besides I'm not concerned, if it was really a burden I wouldn't bother holding a contest.
Woo, it's free. I was afraid it would cost me dearly.
I shall get romantic.Graphically romantic. Not graphic in the gross, physical way, graphic as in oh god my mind is burning from all of these feelings what the heck.
Can we use storygames we planned before?
As long as you haven't written it already.
Rip. *furiously plans out Bai Qiu Lian*
Is a short story in a comment allowed? If so, I'd like to wet my boots and start out small. I've already got a small neat idea lined up.
Damn, made myself a promise to work on just one project at a time. Sad times, but the drunken guy at the club must wait for another competition. I think I'll sit this one out then. Although I'm already looking forward to enjoying all the (feel)good stories with a cup of warm tea. My guess is that the stories will be divided along three main archetypes:
-Some weaboo comedy
-Some edgy comedy
-Naive feelgood romance
Personally I'm mostly excited for the more traditional third option.
At least not intentionally.
A person that no one has ever heard about or cares about decides to enter a contest. This seems like it will either end up with a terrible graphic sex CYS, half-finished, grammatical mistake ridden piece of garbage CYS, or a broken promise and trip to the shame pit. Oh well, I'll give it a go.
Predictions so far.
Digit is going to basically publish “Hunie Pop the CYOA.” With the added incest and rape paths in order to gain favor. While everyone else is pretty much mocking him already he could still potentially win since he’s so driven to his vision that its possible he’ll try to do more with the concept. It’ll also help if he ends up being amusing and everyone else is really fucking boring or I feel like trolling everyone. (Never count out that last one)
Ebon has a whole angels seducing mortals concept. Which sounds alright, but honestly I kept forgetting what he told me he was planning multiple times, which isn’t a good sign. However, since he won the last contest by beating the chicken soup out of Steve, Ebon is probably still on a winning high so he’s probably going to put at least as much effort as Digit is. We’ll see I guess.
Wibbons is going to turn in something written alright technically, but ultimately I’m probably going to be bored by it. Of course my expectations are low, so if he manages to surprise me by not boring me, he might end up winning.
Mizal is a wild card mainly because I have no idea what she’s even planning to do and if she did tell me, I’ve actually forgotten.
(Digit has really won in the propaganda department here because so far his is like the ONLY one I consistently remember what the concept is)
In any case, Mizal generally writes well and has a pretty good idea of what I like, so she’ll probably play upon that a bit while still retaining whatever idea she had. Her weakness is going to be waiting until the last minute to write anything causing her final product to be 50% as good as it could have been.
Mynoris, now in an alternate reality she’d be one to watch out for since I really liked her witch story what with all the slut shaming, sexual assault and hopelessness going on in it. With any luck she’d use those same concepts to make a romance story. (Basically Handmaid’s Tale the CYOA)
However, in this reality she’s most likely going to not turn anything in, so I can forget seeing anything from her.
Orange is going to slack off, so probably not going to see anything from her either and if I do it’ll probably be only marginally more interesting than whatever Wibbons turns in.
Crescent is going to be similar to Wibbons, her story will have the effort put into it, but I’m probably not going to be grabbed by it, unless she puts in some atrocities or something.
Finally we have Malk, who has said something about making a story about gay vikings or some story about some guy traveling to hell to get his wife. Not sure which concept he’s going to go with and he probably isn’t either because he has a similar problem with his real life sexual orientation.
In any case Malk is probably going to at least have a bunch of edgelord shit in his story that’s going to get my attention so he’ll be golden on that and he’s improved in his writing in general. However, he’ll probably be like Mizal in that he won’t actually write anything solid until the last minute making his story not as great as it could have been.
As for the rest of you, I have no idea, but so far you haven’t made any sort of impression other than the ones currently in the SHAME pit which in that case I have even lower expectations of you than I do of the rest of these losers.
I love your predictions. I'm heavily debating if I should do a happy one or an all out dark-fest. It's more of a morals versus a desire to win thing. :)
Because I'm WIBN. That's why. :)
What's this SHAME pit I keep hearing about? And how do I avoid falling in?
Pretty much, if you sign up for an official contest and fail to submit on time, you get put in the pit of shame. You stay there until you manage to complete a contest. Others will be able to tell you more specific details, but that's the gist.
I would love to get into that alternate reality. My reality sucks right now. Hard to feel romantic when all I feel is resentment towards my ex.
Wait, I'm entered in? Crap. EM, please advise me on writing these, as you say, "atrocities". >:D
I thought you said you entered. Seems like you did. If you don't turn anything in, it won't bother me since I expect no better from all of you anyway.
Oh just in case you're all looking for ideas. Lol.
I really hope this is sarcasm.
Nothing really. I was just thinking that you should probably be averaging more words per day if you really want a competent entry. Alas, this is just my opinion.
Alright, I'll enter (if only to get out of the pit).
I'm in. Got a nifty idea too - here's to hoping I can stay motivated enough to actually do it.
I think I'll give this one a try since I have a few ideas. It will probably be semi-graphic due to the nature of the story but hopefully not too over the top.
Surprisingly more people "joined" so that means more inspirational love songs to motivate you all in your task.
(I think I got a better idea of love now so these are more appropriate this time)
Ace, Allen, corgi, Crescent, Drew, EZ, and Rev
And here’s another one for Malk, because he needs the extra inspiration.
I'm starting to think that you might be trying to make some kind of comment about my sexuality
Just to make sure, this is supposed to be in CYOA format, yes? I know we've had contests in the past that weren't, so I figured I'd ask in advance.
Well it was suggested that you get something from Eminem, but that would be too obvious, so went in a slightly different direction. The most important thing is, it’s a love song and therefore inspirational for this contest.
Oh and here’s another inspirational one for Malk.
Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?
Oh forgot to mention, if you posted in the thread saying you were joining the contest and don't turn anything in, you go into the SHAME pit.
Cool beans. While I would not want to see this, it would be interesting if Ebon goes from winning a contest with a featured storygame to the pit of SHAME with the likes of Bannerlord, RoyalGhost, and Ford.
I sort of liked Wibbon's reaction of "Oh End just horse fucked everyone involved in the contest. Cool beans!"
That's the proper way to feel.
Um....I was on the list. I don't know if you consider me signed up or not... I think that worries me more than if I knew for certain either way.
Oh yeah, I know you didn't officially sign up so you're fine.
Just checking. Even if I finished my story before the dead line (which is completely unlikely) I would wait a few days to publish it.
Not that I’m considering it, but what’s the price?
I’m afraid I will have to deny your gracious offer. Thank you.
Wouldn’t happen lol. You all should remember that I don’t fail easily.
I think you can get doubly shamed.
Yeah and he'd lose 50 points.
Well see, you have nothing to worry about.
Of course. Has to at least be a 3 as far as ratings are concerned.
Thanks for the motivation, End.
Nothing helps a person to produce a quality story like the gut-wrenching, heart-gripping fear of SHAME.
Luckily I didn't say I was. :P
Last time I checked you asked for advice for writing atrocities. Says to me that you joined.
And then, like a flash of lightning, inspiration hit.
EZ would write the tale of two star-crossed lovers.
Him: an ultra-hyper conservative alt-right neo-fascist white-supremacist.
Her: a post-modern neo-marxist alt-left nihilist.
Yeah, as long as its going to be above a rated 3 standard story, but I imagine you won't have any problem with that considering your other contest story was rated pretty highly.
Also going to add, if you're going to make a rapey story (or any story really), I'm going to be very displeased if I get to the end of it and it all turned out to be a dream or the memory of some ancestor like some sort of faggot Assassin's Creed shit.
Well this seems like an appropriate inspirational romance song for Flux.
Well so far Wibbon's recent delving into degeneracy and generally being less boring, she's looking the most promising for this contest and that's fucking pathetic.
ALL of you should be deeply ashamed.
Get your shit together folks.
I'm getting along fairly well with my story so far. ;)
I guess that I'll participate. I have an idea up my sleeve, but I don't know if I can execute it in twenty-two days as I just found out about the contest.
>TFW someone who found out about the contest a week before the deadline squeezed out a perfectly respectable story in just three days but Dini couldn't squeeze one out in twenty-two (twenty-nine with the deadline expansion)
Thank you, Mizal.
Oh okay. Guess I need to find another inspirational love song then, here you go.
And here's yet another one for Malk. Probably been a bit unfair with him accusing him of being a faggot in various ways with the song choices so I found a more appropriate inspirational romance song for him this time.
you're a son of a bitch end
Well I see all those songs must have really inspired Malk since he's the first one to finish a story.
Even if he doesn't win he contest (Which he probably won't because he probably turned in shit) he's earned this I guess.
Hurray, now I only have to beat Ebon and Mizal. Ebon is suffering from Ebola or something and Mizal will probably procrastinate. Digit simply won't win, for even Malk will crush him.
Everybody else will probably/hopefully be lazy. :)
So since we’re posting a lot of 80s love songs, going to just post the video to this one because… well its basically a Star Wars setting rip off with murder, kidnapping and rape (Okay they don’t show that part, but that’s what we all know is going to happen)
Just remember kids, it was a different time with lots of cocaine. A LOT of cocaine.
Ironically or not, amen.
Dear goodness, has it been 23 days already?
I guess so. I haven't been paying much attention to how much time has passed. I just focus on the deadline.
Then I definitely made the right call to not enter.
It will be hilarious if Malk gets SHAMED because he's forgotten to link his shitty story in the thread.
Hope you don't mind I'm doing this, EM.
How's everybody's word count looking right now? For example, I'm at a measly 12k. Specifically, is Ebon past me, has Mizal even started writing yet, and has Digit even written anything past a few thousand words?
We have under a dozen days left! :)
I make sure to update my thread every time I write, so my word count there’s is accurate. Explicitly, no I am not past you.
I'm at 8,357, and planning to finish in the 12,000 to 15,000 range.
Posting this list so I have a reminder of who is actually in this contest, because I’ve really only been paying attention to the more “visible” members.
Contestants so far
SHAMED so far
Hey- I did find out about the contest extremely late. I'll try to do better next time.
21 days is plenty of time to put out an acceptable contest entry.
I cannot work on my entry every single day as I'm still a student.
EDIT: Not to mention that the story-line which I settled on requires some time to implement.
Who isn't a student or otherwise occupied everyday of the week?
Don't be like me and miss a good writing section. You may find that on what seem to be the worst days to write, somehow you end up writing 2,000-3,000 words or more.
Yeah, but I have to study for my SAT's.
“Mizal practically gave me the torch and told me to make sure I win. Her points are essentially mine. Digit’s fallen behind, Malk did the bare minimum for it. All that’s left is Wibbons.” - Ebon
You may be surprised, Eb. ;)
I'm simply demonstrating my thought process.
AlienKudzu: A no name lurker, or new person in general. Chances are no submission from him.
corgi213: I feel like they've written something somewhere before, but I can't remember it all. Not worried.
Crescent: Potential here. I wouldn't be surprised at all if she was able to turn something in of high quality. The judge is the worry here.
Digit: Has abandoned his harem idea, and is now going for a bare minimum submission. Doubted his romantic writing prowess anyhow.
EZunmaker: A semi interesting presence, but I expect nothing I can't handle.
Fluxion: Nice background, and there is competition here. So long as this isn't all a dream
Malk: Story already submitted. Despite his story description, he will no doubt score higher than a lot of the other people here.
Mizal: Read my comment above.
MrAce: Read further up in the thread. No further comment.
Orange: Definitely a possibility for a story here, and a good one too, but I wonder at Orange's level of motivation.
Reverencia: Don't know em. I feel like they might be more respected, but I feel this will likely turn into a bare minimum entry as well.
Slasher: I feel like no explanation here is necessary.
Wibbons: Has put forth the most perceivable effort so far. This is a good sign, and perhaps even better is that End said he liked her first page the best. That being said, I'm not particularly worried.
My opinions of you lot aren't bad, mind you, I simply find the lack of real competition here disturbing. Maybe that thought will motivate you all to beat me. That won't happen, of course, but I would still like to see you all try.
Now go write, or lose.
Eh, I said I liked the ideas she was presenting in her thread, I haven’t actually read the first page though. I probably won’t do much more than glance/scan through anyone's writing until it’s actually published in story form and linked in this thread.
I believe the words of Neil Armstrong may serve you well, Ebon.
"Well, I think we tried very hard not to be overconfident, because when you get overconfident, that's when something snaps up and bites you." -- Neil Armstrong
In the words of Roger Federer...
”I have a great record against anybody right now, so it doesn't really matter who I play in the final. I'll be in there as the big favorite. But I play my best in the finals, in the important matches. That's why I'm number one. There's no secret...I'm not overconfident, but very confident.”
This is sort of unusual that the two most promising contestants are normal Christian folks rather than the usual gang of misanthropic degenerate sodomites.
Guess the "purity" of romance sparked the motivation.
I'll take this as a good thing.
Probably less about purity and more about impurity based on some of the entires.
We may even be from the same state (Missouri) if I'm not confusing Ebon with someone else.
I mostly entered because of how little I wrote in this genre, and I thought it would be fun... I also considered how "impure" the others will most likely be, so I have a few "pure" paths. :)
Not from, but my current resident atm. Certainly familiar.
I'm 13,151 words in lad, maybe I'll be able to make you eat those words. But as I've read your Chosen Hero story you'll certainly be tough competition.
"Vincere vel mori!"
I'm still ahead of you, Corgi, yet you did not address me. I am deeply offended and expect a three page written essay which must incorporate at least six Bible passages from the KJV. Only APA format is accepted. :)
In all seriousness, I wish you good fortune for your storygame (but less than what I will receive)!
Ah, I was replying to Ebons rant about how much everybody else supposedly sucks :)
And yes I shall get that essay done, just give several centuries. As I've almost reached my 20,000 word quota for the year of 2018.
And yes, a sprinkle of good luck to you too :)
I,liked the way wibbons was hinting at it. That I'm not so much saying everyone sucks as I'm proclaiming my inevitable victory regardless of everyone else.
Lmao, I know.
But I believe I am to be the winner, and everybody shall bow down to my intrinsic talent to make words flow, and characters leap off the page.
P.S After this we should hold a contest to see who can write the crappiest story.
After this we should hold a contest to see who can write the crappiest story.
No need, I'm already expecting that for this contest.
Lmao, well I hope I disappoint you by not disappointing you.
Thanks for the vote of confidence Bucky.
I think the important part to remember is hoping Ebon gets kicked in the dick.
Hey, I'm just two hours away. Does anybody have Ebon's address? I already know what he looks like. :)
Harem idea is very much alive.
It's time for a 0 to 100.
I'm still waiting for my alternate reality to happen, but reality still sucks, so I'm guessing it got lost in the mail.
Because I feel we need some more inspiration, here's this.
The music is eh. Just pay attention to the video, and you'll find a story that is, imo, quite good. I know you all don't like to read, so there's only pictures. With any luck you all will be inspired to write something after this. (If you've already seen it, then go back and watch it again. It's a solid reminder of the intricacies of relationships between characters.)
(Except for the dog part)
Alright. We have right around eleven days to finish this contest, and I would like to know where my competitors are at in their stories. Specifically, y'alls word count.
I'm right around 8,500, but that will be rocketing up through the course of the weekend and the following week.
We don't have very much longer to go, so keep your writing up and finish strong.
For those of you who haven't started yet, go get something done. At least submit something.
Anyhow, good luck to all.
Nearing completion for writing. (Then, editing starts!) With just a few thousand words to go, I'm now at 15.5k.
About 9k. :)
Four and a half days to go, how are the rest of you doing in terms of...
I’m at 25k with no epilogues completed.
I am done writing, but I have much editing to go. :)
Word count: 17,720
The romance of this storygame is also out there. A wife, trying to court a woman, sexual depravity, and midgets (because EM wanted midgets)... oh my!
That sounds about right. ;)
So for some reason I'm getting weird shit like this in my Youtube recommendations, happily it seemed romance related so I'll post the link for inspiration. Personally I thought it seemed bland until about the 2 minute mark where it got way better.
(Don't worry it's completely safe)
Didn't you know? Lesbians often fight to the death for EndMaster's amusement.
I assume no one else has noticed that little edit in the OP, so let me be the first to thank you for this generous gift. @EndMaster
You're damn right I did.
Fuck it, with this deadline expansion I'll throw my hat into the ring.
As Mizal is repeatedly stating in the Lair, might just be End fucking with us. In which case, I will have to haul ass to get my submission finished by the fourth. Oh well, I wasn't planning on sleeping anyhow.
To my knowledge EZ noticed the new deadline first, but I assume he wasn't going to tell anyone else about it and use it as an advantage. While you all rushed to finish the stories and turn them in early thus severing your ability to fix them, he would have taken his time.
Ebon’s decision to point it out to everyone I guess has leveled the playing field again I suppose. I guess he’s really confident he’s going to win.
Since this is the last stretch, I guess might as well let everyone know there are 2 more people in this contest, sneaking about. One of which just revealed themselves to me today. The other I've actually known for quite some time. I'll let you all worry about who they might be or confidently dismiss them as cowards who hide in the shadows. (But a sneak attack can kill you all the same!)
Anyway, updating the list.
Contestants so far
SHAMED so far
The thought didn’t even occur to me, I guess winning this way will still be more satisfying though.
I’m going to guess that Bucky is one of the Mystery contestants, and if Briar is done with the other contest on COG, then her.
Well the consensus I got from the lair was that it’s two of the three B’s.
So Bucky and Briar
Bucky and Berka
Briar and Berka.
I think any one of these combinations are plausible. Although Killa is always silent and that’s kinda suspicious...
Ha! You think I'll back down because a known member of the site decides to stretch their dainty fingers. (If they aren't a very well known member of the site, then disregard this) No, this only gives me an opportunity to cross names off of my hit list.
Assuming one of these people are the mystery participants...
Bucky is always running contests, so this will give me a real opportunity to take him out and show him the power of arrogant youth.
Berka typically doesn't enter contests, so if it is him, then I'll have a ball creating a piece to beat one of his one.
Since I've been here, Briar hasn't really been a major presence. Except on the front page, and is the only non-mod on there. A worthy person to take second place behind me.
Killa...on the off chance he is competing, I'll beat him too.
If I didn't name you that means I don't think you are competing, or that I am not concerned about your entry in this contest.
If I'm wrong about both, one, or neither, there is one thing I am certain about. And that's that I'll win regardless of who enters. So respected, revered, or unknown come face defeat.
I don't know. That doesn't sound like something I would do. ;)
Okay here’s 3 more inspirational romance songs for all the added folks.
Well thank you kindly. Kind of scarily accurate considering that the romantic interest in my story is a teacher, lol.
(No, it's not a student/teacher story, get your mind out of the gutter.)
I am so tempted to see if I can finish my storygame for this contest, but maybe I'd better not risk it. I actually stand a good chance of finishing my current work, but with the deadline just over a week away...I don't think I trust my muse not to suddenly leave me hanging.
But I so want to enter....
Do it. You don’t have too much to lose.
It would be neat to get an Infinite Story author to submit something for the contest.
Oh he isn’t that guy isn’t he? Cystia versus infinity
Cat? No, she's actually one of the few normal active members on Infinite Story. She's written a lot of stuff over there. (Yes, some of it unfinished, but it still was a lot of writing)
Plus I just tend to like seeing the long time active ISers wander over here from time to time. Reminds me of the old days.
Okay...I'm gonna see how I do during this next week; if I think I can finish the storygame when it gets to next Saturday, I'll enter. If not, I'll hold back until I think I'm ready to share.
You've already entered.....your soul doesn't belong to you anymore.
Make thy peace with God, for if you fail you will be damned to the SHAME pits for all eternity.
(Well unless you release a story for another contest)
Well I see IBV's officially joined. Your attempt at overcoming your sloth has been noted.
Anyway, here's your inspirational romance song. Good luck!
Making a duel with Digit. If End likes my story more than his then I get 100 of his points, and vice versa.
@Digit confirm faggot
Note: it's just between the two of us, not anyone else.
I should've thought of this. What an easy 100 points I would've received.
Just challenge the mystery contestants, and have them reply to End on whether they accept.
You can still get some points that way.
Yeah, you’re probably right. If Digit manages to surprise us all with a half decent story game I’m going to laugh so hard.
Still, I think Wibbons should have some fun with the mystery contestants.
I'd only make a safe bet. For all I know, EM could enter into his own contest for the lols.
Updating the list and keeping track of all these bets you lot make.
Contestants so far
SHAMED so far
Bet 1 Ebon vs. Mizal
If Ebon wins the contest he gets 500 of Mizal’s points and vice versa.
If neither wins the contest they both lose 500 points.
Bet 2 Chris vs. Digit
If I like Chris’ story better than Digit’s he gets 100 of Digit’s points and vice versa.
So I’m either going to be above 1000 points at the end of this, or I’ll be broke. Pressure is on.
So, if someone else wins (for example, me), then I would be destroying 1k points in the CYS economy. Hm, that'd be different... Actually, no. I destroyed 4,170 points before, so this'd be small potatoes. :)
Your coding won't help you win nerd.
I wish you all the best of luck; your skills will have to get you the rest of the way. ;)
Here's my entry.
Chris was a late entry and he's already finished. This is either going to suck a lot, or its going to be the winner.
Granted, those two things aren't mutually exclusive based on the contestants.
Mine will be submitted tomorrow.
Would you say that no matter who entered though?
Of course not. I'd change up the insult wording depending on the person.
No Wibbons. I thought be already discussed the conditions of your surrender. I feel betrayed.
Well Bucky just outted himself to Ebon finally (The only person he really wanted to keep it secret from) so his name has been add proper now to the list. (To nobody's surprise)
Well, Ebon and Mizal are fucked, and there goes my only shot at getting an honorable mention.
Sounds like we should be worried for Thara. ;)
I figured, and, as my post above already states, it changes nothing.
Ah yeah, and don't forget me. I have like 18k words and counting that I have to add into a coherent storygame.
Honestly I'm surprised more people didn't think of you immediately, given that I provided an extension.
I'll need an even longer extension! I need more time, more time, End!
Well, I'm not looking to win it or anything. I'm sure it'll show that this is my first try at writing a storygame seriously like this, and some rookie mistakes will most likely be prominent.
I really would like to leave the cell of disappointment, though. The food is terrible.
Oh hey Thara's the secret contestant.
Looking forward to your entry.
Mhm, thanks. I'll be sure to read yours when I'm able to finally finish mine.
Well one for two isn’t half bad.
I'm here to surprise everyone by actually having an entry: http://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-mortician
Well the title sounds promising.
So far it reminds me of your first storygame a bit. Well, at least style wise.
Okay, I've already read the 3 stories submitted and it's a sad day when Chris, Orange and fucking Wibbons manage to surprise me and do WAY better than expected.
I hope the rest of you are pulling out the stops, because if they end up beating you, you might as well get the belts ready.
Congrats to those three on submitting early, and on gaining End's surprise.
I think it's high time I start pulling out all nighters. Gotta hit that 50k word count somehow.
One more to lower the bar. <a> href="http://chooseyourstory.com/story/love-then-death">Boom</a>
Well, I'll be rooting to see if this is better than the first attempt I have heard about.
No changes to the plot just editing spelling and grammar.
Yet you didn’t think it prudent to put spaces between paragraphs? This makes every page a wall of text, and kinda makes me want to shoot myself.
Wall of fucking text.
Well I'll try to read through this, but it's already worse than what I've already read.
Yep. MrAce has already screwed up to the point of failure. Formatting is one of those major sins of making a story game, and itit looks like he’s going to hell for it.
So should I unpublish and fix that before to many people read it?
That isn’t allowed. Unfortunately, you have to leave it up and listen as every complains about it until the entire contest is over.
Maybe you can take him under your wings, Ebon? Well, after the contest is over.
I'm sure you can teach him a thing or two about indenting.
Yeah I could do that, or I could not and save myself hours of agonizing trouble. Besides, taking an apprentice now is not the best option, when I’m not a master myself.
Well I guess there is no way to get 3.00 now.
Nope, against contest rules, grounds for disqualification to pull your story down before the deadline hits.
Plus End already read yours.
About the only thing he can try to do at this point is make a better story before the deadline or HOPE his story manages to get enough pity 3s to keep him above the unpublish mark.
Just a reminder because apparently some were confused about this and are now going into "overdrive" due to their poor time management skills.
The deadline is the 11th, which means as soon as it turns midnight on the 10th (and becomes the 11th), the contest is over. (Eastern standard time)
So what that means is besides the couple hours left today, you have the 8th, 9th and 10th to complete and turn in your story.
Some music for those who didn't realize this:
Oh pls let me finish this before the deadline. I don't wanna fail again!
While I really do want to enter, I think that rushing to finish the storygame for this weekend is just going to result in me turning out a subpar piece of work. I'd rather wait and work on getting out something I'm happy with. But maybe I can enter the next contest? Or at least the next one I don't have to spend my currently meager amount of points on.
Someone cue up Another one bites the dust.
If I made another extension, Mizal would be the main one raging at this point as she's convinced I've been torturing her this whole time.
In any case, no more extensions, I want this to be over with as much as everyone else.
As for Cat, well it's up to her if she wants to join or not.
No more extensions, got it. x)
This is really petty, I know, but...I'm female.
I thought about if an extension would work, but a deadline isn't going to work; and I know the storygame really needs to be finished before publishing. Unfortunately, I'm nowhere near that point.
But I'll make sure to post as soon as I have it done.
What does being female have anything to do with, well, anthin-- ah, forget it.
Only mentioning it because Bucky referred to me as 'he':
Extend the contest another week so that you can RAGE at cat about how his shitty performance is reflecting poorly on Infinite Story when he doesn't produce something when he fails to produce after receiving an extension in his honor.
Probably should have put who I was addressing that to.
Stupid, sexy, silly, Bucky.
Well, this is... this is a thing. Alrighty then.
So if you are double shamed do you have to escape the shame pit twice?
Nah, just once.
You don't want triple SHAMING though.
What if I am the FIRST?
Continue to shitpost in this thread and you won't be around long enough to find out.
Well it’s the last day folks, and I see most of you as usual are waiting around until the last minute to turn something in.
Out of the remaining 14 people that haven’t linked their stories yet, I’m only expecting about half of them to do so.
Just a bunch of lazy faggots all around really.
Here’s one more inspirational love song, maybe it motivate people out their sloth.
Anyway look forward to SHAMING the failures and taking away points for those that made bets.
Darn, I was completely calm and collected until you made this post. :c
Better get to writing then. Just know that if you make a good story game, End will be proud. Use that to be regain that calm.
It would do no good for me to beat End's daughter if she just flakes out.
"Stop that right now."
Looking forward to taking points from Digit because he's dropping his harem idea to do a minimum effort entry. It's gonna be like taking candy from a baby. And that's assuming he even manages to finish before the deadline in... 'Bout twenty-three hours or so.
@Digit suck it faggot.
Your storygame was pretty freaking awesome from what I've read of it so far. It would definitely be an uphill battle for him if he's truly ditching his anime harem idea, because that would have been interesting to see. lel.
It's almost like you're a changed Chris.
Little did you all know that I was biding my time in 2017, honing my skills. I have become far more powerful than any of you will ever know.
well mostly it was all the fucking cocaine I did but shhh
Fucking hell, he was one of the main ones begging for a romance contest so he could do his pervy weeb harem story and now he's flaking out completely on it to do some even more half assed bullshit.
Oughta SHAME him just for that.
One bet down, and one more to go...
Error code about 4 pages in, will pm you specifics
Glad to help
Well that was interesting.
Interesting as in good enough to knock Wibbons from the lead? Or interesting like a mental illness?
Interesting in that he basically danced on the fence of what's allowable on here with all the weird underage character stuff going on. (No, there wasn't any actual sex, just a lot of intense hand holding. Lol.) So mental illness I guess.
I kept forgetting just how young Billy is meant to be, tbh. 5-7ish?
Some girl says he's in first grade when he's stealing her underwear so 6 or 7 I would guess.
Damnit, going to have to go read through all of it now...
E: Fucking hell yes! Also, I'm quite happy believing that's an End cameo :)
Oh I see now. I thought I got all the endings.
No, Zal. You aren't supposed to just let me win. Actually though, you should pull out all the stops here. Cut down the plot, kill of characters, execute some newbs, do whatever you need to do to finish.
There's no problem that can't be solved with the excessive application of Caffeine, violence, or high explosives.
Alright. Today is the day. Either I choke and fail miserably, or I succeed and do well. I'm going for the latter, and as of a short time ago, I hit the big five-oh. Yes, I've gone and hit 50k words for this story, and I'm not even done yet.
I'm going to spend the rest of today writing and writing until my fingers fall off. Good luck to the other contestants who are also trying to get something in last minute.
UPDATE ONE: Lucky for you guys, I have nothing better to do in between writing breaks, so I'm just going to constantly update my progress. One epilogue completed. Three more to go. I'm at a measly 51k right now.
UPDATE TWO: Another epilogue finished. Only one more to go, and then I can tie up loose ends. Around 53k words.
UPDATE THREE: I've reached 55k words. The last epilogue is in reach.
FINAL UPDATE BEFORE SUBMISSION: I've managed to complete the last epilogue. all that is left is to tie up loose ends. 58k words.
I dunno, just not really feeling the romance or love in any of these stories. Orange came the closest so far.
Perhaps another example MIGHT get through to one of you before time's up. It should get the point across.
Here's how I met coins' mother.
20 x 14 = 280
Because once again some people take things for granted...
When you publish your story at the last minute, for fuck's sake make sure you have removed your co-author sidekick beta meat shields.
This is a fucking contest, not a kum-bi-yah faggot drum circle where everyone is hold hands because everyone is a winner. Co-Authorship has NO place here.
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE
A little less than 4 hours left folks.
Oooh, building the suspense there? :)
A little less than 3 hours folks and so far all that's happened is you lot have allowed Malk to take the lead and his faggot ass didn't even put in any effort into this thing.
Oh and I guess Fluxion is one of the lesser members that might actually turn something. We're all waiting in anticipation I'm sure when we find out this was all a dream.
Weird, my time stamps are fucking up on here. Is it daylight savings time?
Oh well I'll let you lot worry about it.
There's the link.
Here you go. I was bored out of my mind writing romance, even with this relatively deviant take on it.
Wheeler & Brandt LLP
This is pretty short. Only some 17,000 words, and it's pretty linear. I couldn't think of any real excitement or intricate plot ideas with this topic, so I just made it offensive to hard core feminists instead.
You work in a law firm. You like your boss, but he's screwed up in the head. So you try to wiggle your way into his messed up BDSM mind. I've never read any of the books or seen any of the 50 Shades of Grey films, but I'm assuming this storygame is somewhat similar, although there isn't very much graphic sex (just sexual situations). Enjoy being a sub!
Sounds like the plot for the Secretary which came out before 50 Shades of Grey.
Not as long or choice based as I intended, but I'm lazy and also couldn't settle on one idea during this contest. ;)
Well this was the about the clones, I guess we'll see if you failed as hard as Fluxion or manage to surprise me.
EDIT: You failed as hard as Fluxion, though not quite in the same way. So congrats I guess.
I turned something in, so I'm chalking it up as a win.
About an hour left and I'm still waiting on Digit and Thara since they're realistically the only two that might still turn something in.
Digit's already failed spectacularly and is just trying to avoid SHAME at this point.
Going to read Ebon's last since he's been bragging about beating the chicken soup out of everyone. I mean its certainly possible and should be fucking easy at this point, but its going to be quite the fall if he fails.
And the deadline draws ever nearer.
...well, I can't say that I was expecting to make it either. This was a mess.
Ugh, so the story "game" is like freaking broken, but I got desperate...
Whoa, Thara managed to somehow pull it off in the last minute. Second highest word count as well. Color me impressed for now.
It's an abomination that I had to rush. There was thousands of more words, but they were cut. It's more of a story than game by like a... huge mile, oh well.
I didn't even want to put Zake in the description out of shame. I'll take it down if End or another mod doesn't. I'm not sure if it even counts as avoiding shame as well.
It should get you out of the cell as long as it meets minimum site standards, but that is End's call so idk. Good luck anyhow.
I hope End understands that I tried my hardest! I didn't even ask for his help with writing it.
Oh, I already spotted a dead link.
Well, I'm calling it a day.
TIME'S UP AND THE REST OF YOU ARE SHAMED!
Shame! Shame! Shame!
Should we throw rocks and rotten vegetables? This is my first shaming so I'm not certain of the protocols.
There's a special thread for it I'll make later.
Site is lagging like fucking hell right now.
I was away without internet for a whole week, will probably finish and publish story just for the fun of it. Any ways guess I'll have to unshame myself in the next contest.
Alright site seems to be less laggy now. I'll see if I can't at least get through the last minute submitted stories tonight.
Okay finished everyone else's stories and going to just go ahead and read Ebon's story now. Assuming he hasn't fucked up and his bragging wasn't just for show, I'm going to guess he'll win, but it's not over yet.
I'll make a winner thread afterwards.
And if Chris hasn't noticed already, he beat Digit. (Big surprise)
I have to ask the same question about my game.
Edit- Okay this is pretty cool. I don't know whether to laugh at or be enthralled with the disturbing content.
Final Edit: Nice work Orange. I gave you a 7 (as described in my comment, I have a bias against poetry which precludes me from giving it an 8). Very entertaining.
Congratulations to those that managed to complete a decent story.