Killa's Spring Thing Contest!
Theme: Bring me to Tears - Life can't be all sunshine and rainbows
Deadline for entering: April 1st at 12:01am EST
Deadline for submission: June 1st at 9am EST (In case someone feels like working in the wee hours of the morning)
As you may have expected, the focus of this contest is to produce something that makes people get the feels. The lower end of this scale would just be to make some characters have a real sad backstory, or to kill off poor Timmy the orphan. But you're all better than that. The better way to approach this would be to have tragic or bittersweet endings, however the tears don't have to be tethered to the ending.
The most important objective here is to make the reader sympathetic to your characters, as that's the only real way they'll care enough about them to possibly feel for them.
The genre doesn't matter, although for obvious reasons Romance is the easiest target.
Entry Requirements & Prizes:
You can post in this thread your intent, or you can PM me if you're shy. Keep in mind you will still be publicly flogged if you fail to complete a story. The PM option just allows for some surprises.
The entry fee is 100 points.
All those that submit a valid entry will get the fee back, plus 10 points for trying.
1st Place Winner will get an additionally 100 points for winning the contest, no trophy because I'm the poor admin, a Commendation, and a Featured Story if it's good enough to merit featuring.
2nd Place Winner will get an additionally 50 points and a possible Commendation, if it's good enough to merit one.
3rd Place Winner will get an additionally 25 points and a possible Commendation, if it's good enough to merit one.
If you do not submit a contest story which meets minimum contest standards by the deadline, you will not receive any rewards or points back.
And just for kicks, you'll get a bonus 25 points if you somehow manage to make a story where the reader cries due to happiness, rather than sadness.
* See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.
* Stories that cannot meet minimum site standards count the same as a non entry and get SHAME.
* One entry fee/bet per site member. No alternate accounts.
If we could do that, we would have done it a few times already. The contest trophy seems to be something only JJJ can hand out due to having direct access to Alex's server or something.
Possible status of 3J:
Time for another anime story.
Put me down for 100
Another anime story? You didn't even write one the last fucking time!
I'm feeling very lucky this time, besides we have two months so I have the high ground.
Duly noted and remembered.
Sweet. The theme fits in perfectly with something I was already thinking of writing. Time to go for three contest wins in a row.
Sign me up.
Contestants So Far
Mystery Contestant A
Mystery Contestant B
Mystery Contestant C
Mystery Contestant D
Oh mug, I'm in, I'm in, I'm so in. Take my points!
Killa just wanna double check, are we limited to one entry.
Can you just not? I don't think you realize how funny it would be to see Digit's realization that we're at the dead line and he's barely started TWO stories rather than one.
I'll be joining
Better to die with infamy than to live in obscurity
No, posting something shit is dying with infamy. Failing to do anything is the fucking definition of obscurity.
But I'll be the first to fail 3 times which has never been done before
What are they?
Try it out and share the results.
We in it.
that contest's been running since 2001 tho
Time to figure out what will happen if you do not finish a story three times. I'm in.
Glad to see Coins and Mr.Ace are in a hurry to get banned.
This is what I feared would happen. I will write a story that meets the site's standards. I have to get out some how.
This card from a game of the same name comes to mind.
The one time I actually check the homepage and there is another contest.
Only expectations I can give myself for a story with a theme like this is at least something completed. For the most part.
Sign me up.
Formally announcing my intent to not enter this contest.
See EndMaster for rules regarding your service to him if your entry sends you into negative points.
There's provision for if you don't have enough points to enter? Because I really do want to join (and I think I could do this one), but as I've only got 39 points...and don't want to risk betting the measly few I have....
Well in the old days you could go into the negatives which lead to all sorts of fun things. However nowadays it just goes to zero, though technically the site still registers behind the code as in the negative value.
Anyway I basically just take 100 points as usual and if you at least turn something in that's up to snuff then you'll get your 100 + 10 back. If not, then you'll just have a negative point value which will show up as zero on your profile.
I can enter, then? I'm fairly sure the idea I got last night is one I can finish in two months. Provided my brain doesn't try to over-complicate things....
Awesome, thank you!
Hey Myn, why don't you join? You could write at least 3000 words in two months. :)
Are we allowed to make bets with each other?
@Digit - looks like no bet between us this contest, weeb.
That's too bad, I would have slain you.
Keep telling yourself that.
I can just imagine someone writing this long shitty ass story with incorrect grammar and punctuation and spelling and everything, but then at the last page it records what you did and tells the story properly in an understandable manner. That'd get tears of frustration and aggravation, as well as tears of relief and joy at the end when it's finally over.
How do you top Through Time though?
I probably am going to fail this, but I want to try.
Ya, 'cuz that name gives my private information out, and it's not cool, so I decided fuck that
I don’t even remember this guy or the original name either.
In any case if he managed to slip through the cracks before, he got to be one of the lucky few and the current situation seems to be handled now.
You guys really love to demotivate people, don't you?
Of course. I dunno about everyone else, but if you get demotivated from writing this easily, then I’m not sure you’re cut out for this site.
So my competitors have been decided.
My goal is to have every single one of the judges rate my story first, let alone win this, so I’m going to have a little bit of a challenge on my hands. In any case, I hope this will help me manage to finish a project of mine.
I wish the best of luck to all of you.
Oh sweet, Az is here as well? Maybe I will have some solid competition after all.
Yep. He does.
Honesty the rest of them might as well out themselves as well.
One of them has been talking about working on a story so much that it’s obvious they’re in the contest.
And the other two aren’t important enough that it matters.
There may or may not be a bonus check-in at the one month mark
If there is, would it be a case of producing a finished story? Or showing something of a started story? And if it's the latter, how would I go about sharing that?
Fuck me, I didn't know that. That is not good for my BZ Endmaster slash fiction that I was certain no one would see.
Do most people write off-site? I think I'd find that difficult to do, personally. I might write an individual page in Word and then copy and paste, but otherwise, I find it easier to write directly here. Then again, I only recently got back into writing these types of stories.
Is it possible for those who are writing off-site to privately share what they've written with Killa? I'm not sure how that would work, but it might be worth considering.
Oh, I've got mine saved on a site - but I'm copying it across to here page by page as I complete one. I read Mizal's comment as people writing it all off-site and then transferring it over once it's all done. Which I did think about doing, but with all of the potential storylines, I'd manage to make myself even more confused than I have already.
I read Mizal's comment as people writing it all off-site and then transferring it over once it's all done.
That's how I've always written stuff. I would find it weird to do it any other way at this point. I need to keep track of all my notes and everything on easily accessible offline documents and go over everything at any given time. Along with backing up everything twice.
To be honest, I don't know how you'd even keep track of choice branches just using word. Other than an actual flow chart, maybe. I think the chapter/page method of the site is pretty good.
I just keep track in my master notes document and put an asterisk by whatever choice I need to work on later.
Maybe using indentation in a word processor to signify different pathways, with each equivalent pathway having the same indentation level, would help.
Would a couple of random pages from very obviously disconnected parts of the story be enough? Because that would signify at minimum that you are working toward a coherent plot from multiple angles, and at maximum would indicate that you've made enough progress that what is going on in the story has evolved, indicating progress.
If so, my preferred method of doing this would be to PM you a couple screen caps, if that would be acceptable.
But yeah, I'm more concerned about writing a decent story than a bonus. I'm sure I'll get my points back.
Killa what's the rulez on co authoring and stuff with proofreaders
Edited to add: My other two stories are fairly short. This one is a lot more ambitious so, yeah, I'm a bit worried I'll be rushing at the end and ass raping quality in the process.
Since nobody's yet been honest enough to do so, allow me: "I haven't started yet."
I suppose some might (correctly) point out that I haven’t even joined this contest, but I fail to see how that excuses laziness on my part. If anything, sloth of this nature should make Killa want to cry.
I knocked out about 16 pages with a wordcount of 2,234 a week or so ago then buggered off for a week.
I'm 10k words in. For many writers on this site,10k is nothing, but for someone as lazy as me, this is a miracle.
Haha Thumbs up. :)
Your link didn't seem to work, so I hope this fixes it.
The legend of Mr. Bearington.
Just like religion, it seems that over the years various versions of the events have been passed down over generations, then later recorded by scribes, , slowly changing...
How would it work? Just turn on sneak preview?
Killa said something about mods being able to see stories, even if they're not in sneak preview, they just gotta know the name.
I believed myself that what I had so far did not warrant any bonus because I can admit that I barely have anything worth of substance down. Only plot device even remotely done is one of the path's plot trees and mild research on the topic.
So I didn't bother to check in. However I will continue to work on my story and hope to increase my pace within the following week.
Yes that is true for the most part although before this contest, I actually was working on a story whenever I could. It was at a decent start but I had to push it aside for this. These contests just allow me to be able to expand my mind a bit more than writing a fresh story.
Am I the reason that there is now a deadline for entering?
No, but it's Killa's contest this time so he wanted to have one.
The site being down is probably the greatest thing anyone in the contest can get, because they can't waste time on the forums fucking about. No need for that bullshit just because you haven't started, you've had more than enough time.
E: Oh Steve's backups. The poor bastard.
Really fucking boring, if I'm honest. Like, shockingly fucking boring. Just have Saoirse, the Nightmare Realm, Warped and the Achilles games left, though, so fuck it.
Anyhow, they can just write off the site. If it wasn't working for me, I'd just write in word. Plus, I always copied the text before closing the window, so I never lost anything.
Random douchebags of the site, and also, @Raki, my main man, I have a contest-related question. In his attempts to write a story for the contest, Digit has enlisted the help of beloved local Mizal in figuring out how to do outlines. Mizal gave him a sample outline, one she'd done for a story she wanted to write ages ago but never got around to. Digit then asked if he could just use the outline she'd made for her story, and write that story for the contest, and now that's what he's doing.
Thus, the disagreement comes about. I said that since it's Mizal's ideas for the plot and characters and that, this is clearly cheating as Digit's using other people's stuff in making his contest story. Digit countered that he's not using anything word-for-word and he has creative control to alter the story if he wants, as it's ultimately his story.
So basically, although Digit's directly taking Mizal's stuff word-for-word in any way, and he has creative license to alter it and he will be adding to it, I'm fairly certain this is cheating and a pretty shitty way to go about this thing, while Digit and Mizal strongly agree. So, this is where I gather your opinions and ask Killa for clarification and everything.
Sorry, which bits of this are lies? If you could clarify that'd be great, but from what we've literally just discussed, this is exactly the stiuation.
EDIT: Ah, sorry, looking back on it, one mistake, Digit didn't ASK to use Mizal's thing, Mizal just said he could and he agreed to. He wasn't the one to prompt this happening.
Shit sorry, there should be a "not" in front of directly taking, although I'd think that was obvious, given where it was placed in the sentence and how I make it clear that it's an outline he's taking, not direct dialogue, and also, how it makes no sense without the "not" given it ends in "in any way".
And... OK, I guess it might've not been for a story you wanted to write. Because... you made an outline about a story you didn't want to write? I mean, that's not a relevant detail in any possible way whether you wanted to write the story or not, but... cool, thanks for the clarification.
Fuck's sake, I'll get the quotes out, then.
19:25 Digit Mizal gave me a plot and said to make a story out of it
19:27 Steve Why are you writing someone else's story?
19:28 Digit Cuz it’s fun
19:29 Steve That's awful, you're not a writer and you should be ashamed.
19:32 Digit Meh its only for this contest’ and my shame is detracted by my daily spankings. Fun plot to write with so far
19:39 Digit It would be cheating if she actually was actually writing it with me, but she just gave me the names and backstories of the charachters along with the beginning of the story and I’m just fleshing it out
19:44 Digit The story has been done by me though
19:45 Digit Characters and the entity of the story are two different things
19:46 Digit Either way mizal hasn’t given me the ending
19:47 Digit Just the beggining and bits of the foreaftet
19:47 Digit So it’ll be different either way
21:34 Mizal I know you're just bitching because you like to bitch but he didn't ask, I offered him a partial example of the way I do outlines and said he could use it if he liked it
These aren't in any way cherry-picked, they're pretty much all that was said between Digit and I, and it seems you're just going for the "Ugh, you're just looking for a fight!" and "Ugh, you're just missing key information! Like... it wasn't a story I wanted to write, I didn't want to write the story!" because it's pretty blatant this kind of thing shouldn't be done!
I agree, it's 100% cheating. Digit should be banned for life from everything.
Guess I should stop lurking for now.
Tbh, I was able to say it depends on how much was copied, but then I read through the messages. I'm pretty sure that's cheating.
... I genuinely don't know if that's sarcasm or not. Plus we met before.
Thanks, my main man.
No prob, Steve.
He's taking the plot, or at least part of it. At that point, it definitely stops being fanfiction.
That's still not fanfiction of someone else's universe.
That seems like a passive-aggressive way to mention I called Killa a retard. Christ, we might end up with another iki or Stryker here.
Anyhow, yeah, called you a retard, Killa.I stand by that, the point where you're taking setting, characters and the plot from someone else pretty much means the story isn't yours.
I figured Killa was the Lawful Neutral Admin to balance the Lawful Good Admin (Berka) and Lawful Evil Admin (Me)
Noted. Although, it's hardly like whether someone cares or not has ever stopped me from insulting people in the past, or ever will in the future.
Just reposting the list so it isn't getting lost in the middle of this thread.
Nothing, you just go in the SHAME pit if you don't finish and stay there until you finish a story for a future contest.
I think Berka or Bucky originally wrote most of that stuff and typically it's just copied from contest to contest without many alterations.
Really this is Killa's contest and he's mainly overseeing everything in all this. I haven't even been taking points away for the contest admission. About the only thing I'm doing for it, is posting the SHAME list after the contest.
If it's a Berka contest I tend to do a slight bit more since he usually just prefers to hold the contests, make the rules and not bothering with all the point tracking. He doesn't want them to get too out of hand so usually the "crazy betting" is kept to a minimum if at all.
Bucky's contests are similar though due to him not having all the admin access he needs someone to do all that, which again tends to be me. He usually doesn't give a shit about other side bets people make so that's usually going on a lot more.
And if it's one of my outlaw contests, you can just throw out all the rules altogether since I'm libel to just change them mid-way through anyway and I'll happily let people bet their accounts if they want.
Eh, I'm pussying out. I'm not very good at the feels, so there's no way I'd be able to produce a story that'll make people go like 'aw, that's sad I guess', let alone make them cry. Throw me into the SHAME pit.
I almost guarantee if you had a side bet with Digit, you would have stayed in the contest just to beat him.
So these site problems have really set me back. Sometimes it's like every ten minutes this thing goes down for an hour. Is it bitcoin mining? Is it just a server problem? I don't know, but it's hurting me, and I don't want to end up in the pit of shame because I tried to put an extra touch on my storygame and the site wasn't cooperating.
So, with all humility, I ask for an extension, Mr. Killa Robot.
That's stupid, it's a writing contest, stop relying on pretty colors and bullshit.
No, usage of variables and that are part of the guys of the story, because it actually enhances how the story is read, or for some of the better ones, how the game is played. What you're describing doesn't do that, and thus is shitty and you shouldn't be relying on it.
But as I said, it's fine. It was just a request. I'll still try to get a completed story on time. And if not, I suppose I better not drop the soap in the pit of shame.
Well no, fuck off, the thing you bitched about was how much time it took doing the visual effects, which is what I insulted you for. In using variables, that's a whole different issue, but one you'd have time for if you didn't waste your time on the colors, which always seems like a cheap tactic in a writing contest.
You know, taste, smell, texture, and visual cues are all important in determining how something tastes (and many of these elements are "pre-mixed" in your brain before they are even delivered to your consciousness - in other words, they determine your initial impression). Similarly, the visual elements that Fluxion enjoys nerding-out on are perfectly valid (and important) ways to influence how our games will be experienced. We could all probably take notes from him on how to make our shit look better (and, thereby, influence the reader's experience).
Optionality is the best approach to the chaos. Fluxion is trying to expand our repertoire. He should be applauded (and plagiarized).
"Well, there are a few things to be said about this game. It is pretty good contest entry, and a good story period to boot. Quality of writing was nice, and there were very few, if any, grammatical errors.
This being said, I do not think it is deserving of an 8 rating. I was actually going to read Mizal's story just before this, but I'd heard this story was getting a lot of attention, so I thought I'd come check it out. It certainly deserves attention, but, well, put simply, I think this game is overrated.
I feel like the people who rated it eight, saw the font, the backgrounds, and the use of items, then proceeded to disregard everything else. Now keep in mind that I'm not saying this is bad, just that it isn't excellent. Excellent aesthetics? Sure. Excellent plot? Sure. Excellent execution? Not quite there. "
Emphasis mine. But as I said above, it's more than just that. I'm doing more complicated things with variables than I have in my other two stories. I've spent a LOT of time going through the old advanced editor forums, and the help articles, and making my own threads there, but I'm still pretty sorry at scripting. I've had a lot of help, but I'm not at a point where I can script something and know exactly how it's going to turn out without testing it. So beyond mere aesthetics (of which I'm obviously a big fan), I still need to see if my on page variable tricks work like they are described in the help article, and if I've screwed up some variable somewhere, missed a "%" mark, and all that other stuff.
I mean, I'm not doing anything earth shattering like that game Homoperfectus with all those items (I've only read the first one, but I'm assuming the others are good too), but as I said, I'm still learning this script stuff, and especially on page scripting. I did some stuff in The Ghost People with items, but that was more "cheating" than scripting.
So that's the main reason I asked for the extension, as much as any aesthetic thing, because with the help of Ogre11, BradinDvorak and Killa Robot (and others, but these three especially, which will be credited in my game), the aesthetic scripting is all but finished. So it's not about that. It's about the other scripting I have to do, and finishing the story after all that site being down stuff.
But worst case, I have a back up crappy story I could publish that I'm nearly finished with as well, but it's very short and will probably still get me in the pit of shame since it's based on a fairy tale.
Did it "work" on Ghost People? I mean, sure, it vastly improved the rating it got, but that's a fairly low bar, given that ratings tend to be made by retards. The fact that colors and that is a way to inflate the rating something gets beyond what it would normally deserve for the writing alone makes it seem more like a cheap trick than anything else, especially in a contest.
Oh look. My comment is being used.
Sure. The senses are very important in writing. That's why a good writer should try include them, help immersion. There should be a strong visual element in stories, I should be able to visualize the characters from their descriptors, to have a scene laid out in my imagination. That's a sign of great writing.
However, not relying on the writing itself, and having to shove in colors, instead only speaks for one's inability to deal with writing otherwise, and seems like a cheap ploy for retards. I sure as shit don't want more people wasting time on pretty colors rather than, you know, actually writing. On the writing site we're on.
Surely this isn't terrible writing. I'd give it a 4 at least.
"The smell of shit and sweat hits you like a wall as you walk through the adobe arch and enter the city. You expected the stench, but this is more than you anticipated. Perhaps the enclosed walls trap the aroma? You cover your face with your scarf and walk down the main road. Fortunately, as you approach the first market stalls, some of the sickly smell is overpowered by the mouthwatering scent of fresh meat pies, alcohol, and all manner of roasted meats.
The press of humanity is much thicker just inside the city walls, and despite the late hour a low rumble of constant chatter fills the warm air. The sound of barking dogs causes you to turn your head. A small pack is being chased by a large gang of filthy street children. Your smile at the sight quickly fades as you consider the darker possibility that the children are actually hunting the poor beasts. Their emaciated forms certainly lend credence to the notion. Poverty is always rampant in large cities, especially ones such as Durhan, where religious and cultural traditions consider destitution merely a lifelong lesson on the eternal wheel of reincarnation."
Certainly not the best, but I did manage to get smell, sight, sound and touch (warm air) in there. The writing needs improvement, but if you can bare with the yet to be edited halting style, you do catch use of the senses. Here's the picture that goes with it, which took a lot of work to make.
Yeah, you shouldn't need to rely on a picture to help make it work, that's a failing of your writing. I don't want to bother reading through descriptive text describing a picture right below.
Even then, though, the picture doesn't help. The picture looks weird and strange, but even worse, it doesn't depict what's being described. There's no bustling market in the picture, no packs of dogs, and rather than depict an area packed with "the press of humanity", it depicts a pretty sparse street with only a handful of people and a cart. The people pictured here don't even seem starved or emaciated, they just seem Indian-looking. There's complete contrast between the description and picture, it's fucking awful.
So yeah, not only should you not need a picture, this is terrible and doesn't work.
The scene you describe is one of a market filled with people and lots of poverty. Then you show me a picture that doesn't show anything you've just described. It's not got a lot of people, because apparently despite having took "a lot of work" it's not done yet. The scene described is one of a market, this isn't that, it's a street with zero stalls. Not only have you wasted a shit ton of time not even managing to finish a picture that doesn't add to the story, it literally contradicts the story and takes away from it.
Anyway, if anything is clearly a waste of time, it's this discussion. Feel free to continue it.
Just for shits/giggles though, here's the original versus the new comparison. It might suck, but getting just to that point took a good hour.
What a crock of shit. If you didn't intend to have the picture correspond to the whole thing, why did you waste my time by giving ? ? Or why are you wasting multiple hours on a picture for four lines, when the scene as a whole is clearly focused on the market? The fact that you give me the picture when it's supposed to show the first few lines rather than the scene as a whole just makes this a worse disaster over all.
No, I'm giving you advice, that you shouldn't waste hours doing a depiction of four lines that you could've got in ten seconds of Googling, that the pictures as a whole as not only a pathetic and cheap ploy and that even if it wasn't, you're using them terribly and just confusing the reader.
I think advising a writer is a good use of my time. You can choose to ignore it, that's your own failing, but it's your choice. Either way, you got the advice and I feel my time was valid because it can tell other people not to follow you in your terrible mistakes as a writer.
Pictures can be OK. But what I mainly criticized was the coloring of pages and font things rather than pictures, and of course, your massive waste of time pictures that fail to describe the situation. But even then, End himself said it wasn't worth the time put into it and he doesn't plan to ever use them again. Hell, even then, the scene you described didn't need the picture. All that did was take me out of the story by showing me this weird image that didn't line up with my own mental image.
I suppose I could just steal images but there's always the risk some jerk would throw a fit over it if s/he ever saw it in a story here. The result is, if I want that aesthetic, I have to photoshop the hell out of them, which is why I've put that particular story on hold for now. Too much work to do outside of writing.
I could do with an extension, if that's at all possible. Managed to fall majorly behind with a lot of things I was trying to do.
All of them I hope.
(Thrown in the SHAME pit in case it wasn't obvious)
Just reposting the list so I can easily find it again.
Mystery Contestant C (Leora)
Hmmm I think now is a good time to start.
With this news I imagine Mystery Contestant B will win.
Cat might have something, though not enough for the win.
Mizal and Flux will turn in quick shit just to avoid SHAME.
Mystery Contestant C, Eric and Orange will probably get SHAMED but could pull a Mizal.
Mystery A, Mystery D, and Curtain all fucked off and aren’t important anyway so will get SHAMED.
Chris, Ebon and Digit have basically given up and will get Celled.
Ace and coins are getting banned.
I'm just gonna attempt to rush an entry out to avoid SHAME, actually. I've written a story in three days before, what's doing it again?
Nothing like the possibility of sharing a cell with Digit and Ebon to motivate someone.
Oh good, you outed yourself.
Anyway I see Killa never did get around to taking away points for your entry fee, that really should be rectified soon.
However, I have a proposal.
If you give up willingly, I’ll pull Ford out of the TWICE SHAMED PIT.
You’ll be SHAMED of course after this contest is over, but you won't have to worry about it anymore and you will have displayed true love and unlock an achievement thus lessening the point entry penalty due to SHAMING.
Forgot to mention, the points you get for saving Ford from the Twice SHAMED pit, Ford will get the same amount times 10 towards his Soul Transference fund.
Just think, more points also closer to him being fully restored.
What is SHAME to you? After all, you obviously have the skill to attempt another contest and easily get out of the pit. We all know Ford is never getting out of there without your help however.
Aren't you supposed to be encouraging people to enter the contest and keep going, not drop out?
I mean you can go ahead and do what Steve said, the same reprobate who routinely insults you and Ford and has actively tried to break you guys up.
Or you can trust me who is actually trying to help you both out. Hell, just look at Ford’s recent point list. Not sure what he’s paranoid about, I’ve been cool with him.
Anyway, the offer is there. Just let me know.
Curious about where we're supposed to post our stories as well, just finished my own rushed piece of shit and I don't want to publish it until I know where we're supposed to post it.
I officially back out of the contest. Essentially, a “cancellation” of my entry.
You can't cancel mid-contest. That's not how things work.
I don’t have a laptop. I’m on vacation, and after all the time I had to devote to graduation and family crap, I don’t quite feel like sitting down on some random dude’s computer to write a story I don’t even want to write.
Hope that's the case or you'll be sharing a cell with Ebon and Digit.
Your late onset of furfaggotry has been noted.
This is based on a very popular Brother's Grim fairy tale, so I guess it's my take on a classic. There really isn't a way to lose, and the endings are basically just about how many people manage to survive. And lastly, this is meant as children's story, albeit a bit macabre. Let's call it PG.
Anyway, I know it's crap, but hopefully it entertains at least someone. In the very least it won't take you long to finish. ;)
Gonna follow Flux's example and post my story here.
Have fun reading this rushed piece of crap.
Well, guess I'm taking you off the pre-SHAME list now.