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EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

2 months ago

                       DARK FANTASY CONTEST

Deadline is 12:00 AM (EST) January 31, 2021 (MLK Day)

Reward: You’ll get potential pointless points, potential commendations and potentially featured if you’re not totally incompetent.

So the new Dark Fantasy category needs some fattening up and this contest is an organized way to go about doing it because we’re lawful evil around here.

All you lot have to do is write a dark fantasy story. If you’re having trouble with what that entails exactly, well there’s some stories already in that section you can read for inspiration, though I’d just recommend the currently featured ones for the best examples.

The main thing to remember is you shouldn’t really have a Tolkien like set up with traditional good vs. evil. Even the “good guys” are going to have major flaws. (Gandalf’s an opium addict, Aragon’s grabbing elf pussies, Legolas is a tranny, etc)

Basically anti-heroes, villain protagonists, thicc dark elf women, grey and black morality, lack of real good people, a world ranging from ultra cynicism to outright nihilism is the order of things and everything is horrible.

This doesn’t mean you can’t still have good endings of course, but it’s probably coming at some sort of cost.

Also remember to keep it fantasy. Looking for The Witcher not WH40K. 

Still, this doesn’t automatically limit you to a “medieval” setting. Besides setting it even further back technologically speaking (Ancient world, stone age, etc) you could very well go as far ahead as steampunk. I wouldn’t really go further than that tech level since then you start getting into urban fiction territory. 

While this wouldn’t be completely unacceptable if you approached it right, the problem with urban fantasy is a lot of it starts going more into the modern horror territory and/or faggy vampire romance and nobody wants that.

And yes, while all this is appealing to your inner edgelord, don’t write a graphic RAEP scene on every fucking page. We still need an actual story you degenerate. We’ll care more about who is performing the aggressive breeding strategy if you take the time to create a plot.

In any case you've got plenty of time to do something decent, so it should be a simple enough task even for you. Remember to post a link to your story here when you're done.

Good luck.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

2 months ago
Fuck sci-fi. I'm in for 500.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

2 months ago
Really like that pic you found. With a month and a half and many of you at home, maybe someone can even reach 100k and claim the coveted commission from MHD for the Intfiction War.

I'll just leave the Wikipedia definition of Dark Fantasy here:

Dark fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy literary, artistic, and cinematic works that incorporate darker and frightening themes of fantasy. It often combines fantasy with elements of horror or has a gloomy dark tone or a sense of horror and dread.


So immediately what comes to mind is something like Bloodborne or Dark Souls, all the Lovecraftian influences in Darkest Dungeon, even the Drakengard and Nier games. Or Diablo if you're old like me.

I know End mentioned antiheroes, and well obviously he has a preference for those, but I think the setting and tone is the most important thing. I'm pretty sure reasonably decent guys who are just utterly hopeless and fucked because the world they live in is overrun by cultists and corruption and teetering on the edge of being devoured by an abomination from outside of space and time would also apply.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
What about a story that starts out feeling like the Shire in Lord of the Rings, but before the end, the story crashes down upon the reader in a torrent of depression, with little bits of horror aspects thrown in (maybe some zombies, like Game of Thrones, or some ghosts)?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Sure.

Locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I'm getting the vibe that I just got voluntold into this contest...

Welp, time to start writing.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
How many times has this happened to you by now?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
This might be three. Maybe four.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

2 months ago
That's what I have been waiting for! Sign me up.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I'd love to participate! I'm usually more of a sci-fi guy, but always down to branch out. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

@Starbourne good attitude 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Lol

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
This is some incredible courage coming from a noob with no published storygames, not to mention one that's already twice SHAMED with his entire account teetering on the brink. Truly an inspiration to us all.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Well will you look at that, I guess I'm entering the contest! I'm just getting awfully curious about how I went so quickly from getting points and a Patriot achievement from Endmaster, to having my thread deleted (it did not break any rules and no one posting in it was breaking any rules), then to being ordered to remove my avatar because it's too "politically charged" and from now on it's against the site rules to display a picture of Trump looking goofy. And now I've had words I obviously didn't type edited into my post and been forced into a contest that will see me banned if I fail. That last one I wouldn't mind so much if not for the rest, I know I can do it, and now I have a good motivation. But there doesn't seem much point if I'm hated and being set up to fail by mods no matter what I do. But I'll go write now. I'm going to just stop participating in the forum because I can tell I've suddenly become a marked man, but I'm still getting at least a commended story if not a featured one.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
lol

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Can't speak to most of that, but CYS prides itself on being a fascist police state, so get over it. Admins all have equal power and we abuse it how we like and beat up children on a whim while they beg us to stop, that's just the m0d lyfe.

If an admin has it out for you, that is indeed the mark of death, but shutting up is a good way to delay it while you build up your defenses.

You've got the right attitude about the story at least, bad ass stories and detailed reviews are the only thing that give you plebs any leverage. Claw your way up from your pathetic, slothful state of serfdom, tap that pure core of hate for those that have power over you and put it to work, and one day you might stand among the gods. (But....probably you'll just continue to do nothing of value and then get banned.)

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
And that's why I love it here.
It is my aspiration to stand among the mighty ones. Hopefully in a few years or so.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Somewhere down the way you pissed off most of the CYS Pantheon. You’ve been cursed and marked for death.

Basically you climbed that mountain peak in your copper armor during a lightning storm and raised your sword high in the air and shouted to the heavens “THE GODS ARE ALL BASTARDS!”

Ironically, the only important one who you didn’t piss off was me, so I’m eager to see if you funnel all that negativity and write a good dark fantasy story. It's the perfect genre to do it for.

Now is the time to decide whether you’re truly “Star Born” and absorb the inevitable lightning strike and come out stronger for it, earning a place in the halls of the honored where you will live forever

OR

You fail miserably and your burned body tumbles down the mountain side hitting every rock cliff along the way until you’re already an unrecognizable hunk of charred bloody flesh by the time it smashes into the ground where upon it is feasted on by an inbred scavenger family.

The choice is yours!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I'll not pissed off. :(

I swear I'm only torturing him for fun.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
My inner edgelord, it's screaming out at me.
It's clawing at my soul, tearing at the walls I have set up to protect others from it.
But I know the truth. It's just a measly little rat-thing, unable to incite fear and disgust in anyone.
"Hah," I thought, poking the soft underbelly of the creature. "You be patient, perhaps when you finally mature I'll let you out. For now all you're good for is being all snuggly and cute."
It growls, showing it's displeasure, and the room quiets down...
No, I cannot enter this competition, as much as I want. That pit of shame is just beckoning towards me....

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
CONTEST CONTEST CONTES YEEESSS YESSSS CONTEST.

I am in!!!!
Even I have zero edgy on my body and soul so my game will be shit.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Contestants So Far

enterpride

Northwind

poison_mara

WouldntItBeNice

hetero_malk

PerforatedPenguin

ninjapitka

Mardox

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Couple of people who posted just to say they're not entering.

Just begging to get their posts edited imo.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I was thinking about writing in this category because it looked spare. I'll enter, not that I can guarantee a strong length. I'll submit something, though, I'm sure.

Thanks EM for putting on this contest!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
L O C K E D

Didn't expect Wibn to respond to any bait that wasn't a day old Walmart donut.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I should wait til after my exams to do this, but put me in for everything I got. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
lock.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I'll go ahead and offer the winner a $25 gift card for Comixology, as there's nothing in this world edgier or more over the top ridiculous than comic books.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Well, is this still eligible?
I can't help it anymore, I want in.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
That's a lock.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
oh, right. Thanks.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I'll give it a go. Might as well try to get out of the Pit of Shame. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Escape from the Pit of SHAME could be its own dark fantasy title.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Locked

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
The locking thing is just a tradition from back when it was a way to keep people from going back and editing after they commit, due to a little quirk with how the forums work. Anybody replying to a post will have the same effect.

But no real need now of course, Endmaster never lets a soul slip away.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Is he missing on the contestant list , or is it because hes in the pit of shame?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Ah, okay. Thanks for letting me know!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Add me to the list. To be fair, your Lord of the Rings examples are fairly close to the truth already. Gandalf hits that Snoop Dogg smoke, Legolas looks post-op, and Aragon probably got his Gondorian gauntlet full of elf pootang before Arwen.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Lock

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Tempting. Might have an idea if I can get the hang of the more advanced game mechanics in storygame.
Edit: On second thought I'll just stick with the writing aspects since I've never touched the advanced editor. Challenge accepted.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

L O C K  E D 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Contestants So Far

enterpride

Northwind

poison_mara

WouldntItBeNice

hetero_malk

PerforatedPenguin

ninjapitka

Mardox

Wannabe_Human

Starbourne

fluttershypegasus

Chris113022

jster02

corgi213

smalllovebirb

clockman

Mizal

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I would like to enter the contest. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Great.

Keep in mind that you can write about all the grimdark pegacorns you want, but if it's MLP then it would still be classified as fanfic, not Dark Fantasy.

And on a side note, it took her awhile, but I see Mizal has finally figured out a way to troll me back for all the times I did it to her.

I won't forget this.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
@jster02 Get in here.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
@fluttershypegasus

How grimdark do you reckon you could make magical ponies?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Funnily enough I did have a My Little Pony choose-your-own story planned out a few months ago that was definitely veering into that terroitory. I could quite easily take the plan for that and turn the "grim dark" dials up a bit. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I guess that would have to be categorized as fanfic though, so it would defeat the purpose of the contest.

I know I sort of advised against it before, but hell, we've got a massive Sonic game on the site now, just write whatever you want. (But it will still have to be uncopyrighted magic ponies y to go in the contest. )

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

The story had entirely original characters anyway so I should still be able use the story by switching out all the overt references to the series. Though I'd definitely like to write a proper MLP fanfic on another occasion. 

 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
My advice a gay escort pony called glittering rod or Sparkles rain

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Here's a quiz to try: My Little Pony or Porn Star?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

76%! Beat that, fuckers.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

67% :(

 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I'm honestly not a huge Grimdark fan, my inner Edgelord is virtually nonexistent at this point. Anything I wrote would still probably have some measure of hope to it, maybe even a good ending or two, despite the dark setting. If that's okay, I might still consider joining, but I'm still on the fence

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Oh dear.

Well his first story had magical experiments inflicted on children, that's a promising start.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Oh fuck

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
There's no level of required edginess beyond what you'd find in a typical horror story or gritty "realistic" fantasy or a fantasy with antihero or villain protagonists. Eternal's front and center in that category right now for instance.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Guess I don't have a choice now. Thanks for the clarification, that does help somewhat. Now I've just gotta figure out what the heck I'm going to write about.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
You can't do worse than me. I am sure you will make a great game

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Don't worry, I'm always here :P

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
You either die a lolfag or live long enough to stay a productive member of the site. I'm in it to win it.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
@WolfCatHybrid

What a coincidence, I was JUST thinking we needed a grimdark furry story celebrating the LGBT, but unfortunately I'm all booked up for the month. You really should give it a go.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Joining

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Locked...heheh

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Here, inspirational music for everyone.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
@SilverSilverChan

I'm intrigued by first page of your hero story, uwu. You should enter this contest, OwO!

ecks dee

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I'll be a long-time lurker no more for this contest! Do expect a submission from me in January :)

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Locked.

And welcome aboard!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Good luck, honorable birb

 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Enter me pls

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Ok and locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
The brave, brief life of clockman.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
This guy never logged in again, not even to create a game. Crazy how focused he is on the writing, I really look forward to reading his storygame!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Okay well I was planning to take the COWARD'S WAY and finish the story first, but tomorrow is my day off and somebody needs to overtake Malk's word count.

Grimdark gay mercenary time, let's go!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Locking does nothing you fools.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Contestants So Far

enterpride

Northwind

poison_mara

WouldntItBeNice

hetero_malk

PerforatedPenguin

ninjapitka

Mardox

Wannabe_Human

Starbourne

fluttershypegasus

Chris113022

jster02

corgi213

smalllovebirb

clockman

Mizal

Metal

TheChef

Fluxion

BANNED AND SHAMED so far

DrDre (And multiple alts)

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I would like to give it a try.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

locked

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
WHO ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
What had been a harmless prank has now turned into a swarm of people joining.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Jokes on everyone, I'm not reading shit and picking a winner based on who annoys me the least.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
You can send some to my jam, lol. I have really few participants

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Your theme sounded very tempting but I had already signed up for this one and your deadline is to close after this for a reasonable chance to produce something that I would like to publish (and still get some work done with the day job).

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I understand, however if you want to do a small game for it you will have a month.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Dark fantasy and 1920s Valentine's are such vastly different themes I kind of have the feeling that most people are going to get excited about writing one or the other, but not both. CYS writers definitely lean to the former, but I don't think this contest is going to lure away too many people who would've otherwise been like '1920s and Valentine's day? Holy shit, sign me up!'

It seemed like a pretty specific theme to me, but I assumed Mara aimed this more at CoG writers, who I know will be all over it. Somebody here still might get some inspiration and decide to go for it though.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Stupid question: 12 am on the 18th, does that actually mean that we need to finish on the 17th? Or the 18th?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Ah, and here we have the beginning of the traditional deadline confusion. Usually that doesn't happen till two hours before it ends.

I assume that means midnight on the 17th, but End might choose to not answer just in hopes somebody disqualifies themselves by thinking they have an extra day.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

28 days ago
Invariably there is someone who gets the time zone wrong and gets shamed. Could be something we do wagers on: who's gonna get shamed for being mistaken about the deadline?

EDIT- could wager RPS points, assuming mods can exchange them.

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one month ago

I'm in.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Lol

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

When you finish your story where are you supposed to post it?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
There is only one place, the site. It's a storygame, just publish it.
You could also put it in sneak peek and post a link.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Ok thanks.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Make sure it is fully published prior to the deadline.  Sneak peek doesn't cut it. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
And make sure that you have it finished at least a day before the deadline, in case of any time zone issues and that crap.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

28 days ago
When you're done and publish it, post a direct link to the storygame in this thread.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Contestants So Far

enterpride

Northwind

poison_mara

WouldntItBeNice

hetero_malk

PerforatedPenguin

ninjapitka

Mardox

Wannabe_Human

Starbourne

fluttershypegasus - DONE

Chris113022

jster02

corgi213

smalllovebirb

clockman

Mizal

Metal

TheChef

Fluxion

TheCanary

Garrison_Bell

LuvLee

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

I'm in! 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Locked

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one month ago

Lol

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one month ago

If I do a dark version of a fairy tale, is it dark fantasy or fan fiction? Either way, count me in. I want to join the dark side!!!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago

Locked.

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one month ago

And the bronie faggot is the first across the line with a story because of course they were.

What all this means now is even more SHAME for the rest of you if you fail to turn something in.

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one month ago
Fuck

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
Damn it. Well, now I must rethink my strategy. There's no point in publishing early if you're not first.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
So who's actually going to finish in time? Or...scratch that. Who's even started yet?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

one month ago
I have one story in 7k and another in 4k... I am doing really bad I know; but, I have a little writers block. Still, I will at least present one story

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

29 days ago

I've got like, a few thousand.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

29 days ago
A bit behind, I only got around 2.5k. I got plans for more though.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

29 days ago
My orginal story just seemed too much like sci fi to qualify, so I started a new one a couple of days ago that's fully in a fantasy setting, and I'm at 3,500 words so far. Already longer than the first story I published here and I'm only getting started.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

29 days ago
I started some video games. Thanks for asking. Have you started yet?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

29 days ago
Starting writing after I joined, got 1.5k words down, and then slacked off. Might fuck around and finish the night before the deadline or scrap everything I have and pump out some garbage.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

28 days ago
I wrote a few paragraphs of a general idea, and then played vidya. Tried out Demon Souls on PS5, died, and then in the Nexus (a sort of afterworld) I found messages left by other players that convinced me to climb to the top of the stairs (some 200 feet high). When I reached the top, I found that they all left recordings of their avatars jumping off the ledge.

Naturally, I was compelled to also jump off the ledge and plummet to my second-death, whereupon I was reborn, and climbed to the top to somersault over the edge again, like everyone else.

I think this was a coordinated effort to get noobs to kill themselves, but for me it was just fun to jump to my doom over and over again.

Side note: it's amusing to see what are apparently supposed be ghosts running to the top of the stairs and committing suicide by ledge jumping. Or just doing forward rolls all over the ground over and over again. One guy actually did forward rolls all the way up the stairs, and then forward rolled over the ledge.

Also I think I'll put this in my storygame.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

28 days ago
My wordcount is at 1200 or so, but this is not quite an adequate indication of the actual progress ;o)

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

29 days ago

Finished reading the brony story and so far he's in the lead.

Good work folks.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

27 days ago

I will give it a crack. sign me up. 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

27 days ago

Locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

23 days ago

Going to reach 14k tonight. How's everyone's word count coming along 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

23 days ago
I have a title.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

23 days ago
Somewhat behind schedule.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

23 days ago
I have at least two words.

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22 days ago

They're "Fuck you" aren't they?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

22 days ago

it's a list of every woman who ever rejected me and then just "they will pay" repeated 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

21 days ago

16k words reached 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

21 days ago

That's a lot of women...

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19 days ago

17k words reached

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15 days ago

21k words. I may have to cut back to something more reasonable now that my second semester is starting, but I expect to finish by this weekend. 

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21 days ago

about 4K so far...

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16 days ago
Guess I should start this soon...

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

16 days ago

delay it til tomorrow so my head start is an even 20k words 

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

16 days ago
I see you're a week ahead of schedule.

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16 days ago
Not really, I only realistically get any writing done on weekends now, and not even full days. Just have to procrastinate the rest of the day and until like 6pm tomorrow and then I'm free.

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14 days ago

Contestants So Far

enterpride

Northwind

poison_mara

WouldntItBeNice

hetero_malk

PerforatedPenguin

ninjapitka - DONE

Mardox

Wannabe_Human

Starbourne

fluttershypegasus - DONE

Chris113022

jster02

corgi213

smalllovebirb

clockman

Mizal

Metal

TheChef

Fluxion

TheCanary

Garrison_Bell

LuvLee

Mystic_Warrior

AmritaB

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14 days ago

I initially wasn't planning to join this contest due to my lack of ideas and wanting to take a short break from writing during the holidays. However, after being hit by inspiration a few days ago, I was unable to stop myself from creating a storygame which happened to fit the genre of this contest. While there may only be less than a week to write, I am slightly encouraged by the fact that some people have not written much either, so I will officially announce my intent to join the dark fantasy contest. My storygame would be a lot shorter than Breaker and Dreamtruder, but I certainly hope it would be good enough for this contest.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

14 days ago

Locked.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

14 days ago
Here's the link to mine.

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14 days ago

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago

Deadline extended to the 31st.

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12 days ago
Godspeed you magnificent soul.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Oh thank you so much.
I can finally do all the arcs that I want to do :)

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Oh thank god, no crunch time for me now... At least until I wait until the last minute again.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Why? It is not fair... Now, wtf I can do? Bad news.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Have you considered polishing, expanding, or just publishing the story you already have?

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Ugggh, now I have to actually write something.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

11 days ago
YES!!

THANK YOU!!!!!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago

I said it in the Discord, but only on CYS would people complain about getting more time to finish/polish up their contest story.

If you've already finished and can't think of anything else to add, then just submit it now and be done with it. Ninja for example always turns his stories in early anyway and gets in the high rankings.

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12 days ago
If it's done, it's done. No need to drag out completed work or add words for the sake of word count.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Point up at this. Stories are done when they're done, unless there's no time and you have to rush them.

Those of you already basically finished get to kick back and laugh while the others are stressed and procrastinating another two weeks before making the desperate scramble for the finish line.

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12 days ago
It is a contest so a competition, I have worked hard so for me those 2 weeks doesn't add any value. However, for my lazy competitors, it means 25% extra time to finish. I designed a game simple enough for a deadline, then everyone else can use that to present stuff they wouldn't finish otherwise far more ambitious. And I end with a three-legged donkey with more bones than meat. I don't even now if deserve the effort to pass it to Cys now, to be honest. Everyone else will present epics and I am only near 30k.

I know I am being a whiny bitch, lol. But It feels really unfair and that I worked hard for nothing.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Sorry your story sucks.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
My story doesn't suck!!

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
Perhaps add more meat to the bones

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
I don't have time to design the entire game in two weeks. No when I wrote near 30k I can't add complex code either.

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12 days ago
You said it's more bones than meat, so obviously meat is missing. Now excuse me please, I have to finish my overly ambitious story before the end of the month ;)

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago
I hope your computer erases all your stuff then I will laugh about you and your game.

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12 days ago

Lol

I liked it better when you said you also hope he loses his dick in the process as well though.

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11 days ago
I can assure you that even with the extension, more than half won't finish, and of those that do finish, half of them will be rushed. Ultimately, most stories will either be taken down immediately after judging, or they have an average rating of about 4 or 5.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

12 days ago

So with this new extension Mara has promised to take this extra time to make her story even better and laugh in all your fucking asshole faces. This is on top of also promising to laugh at Northwind if he loses all his story data and somehow his penis in the process. (Though honestly, we'll all have a good laugh if that actually happens, well except maybe Northwind)

As for me, I fully expect most of you lazy sloths to continue to squander this merciful extension and still fail to actually turn anything in.

Carry on.

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9 days ago

Is there a minimum length for this?

Apologies if this has already been answered, I didn't read the entire thread.

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9 days ago
There's no minimum.

Apologies if the fact you posted in the thread turns out to mean you've been volunteered for entering.

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9 days ago
The poor soul!
If the deadline hasn't been pushed back, he/she would've gotten only 2 days lol.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago
The shame is strong in this one (contest).

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago
I mean seriously, is it wrong that I find the shame write-ups more interesting than the one or two stories these things actually tend to produce?

EndMaster's last write-up had more words in it than half the entries of the last contest lol!

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9 days ago
Well You and Endmaster are the masters of universe, so compare anyone else to both or you or gower. It is unfair. No matter how much I try I know I will never be at your level. However, that doesn't mean I am not working hard to improve myself to reach my potential.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago

I didn't get the sense he was directing that at you.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago
He obviously wasn't, Mara just has the powerful Spanish emotions that sometimes don't line up with reality. That's why they always thought everyone was witches.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago
Yeah, that and the fact I have a terrible lack of self-esteem. Berka didn't say anything bad.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago
Always seems to be about the same SHAME ratio no matter how many contestants. Breaker and Blow Your House Down were fantastic though, so even with a sorry turnout the site still gets some gems out of it, AND more souls go to feed the pit. These are all win/win for everyone but the judges being forced to actually read things.

And this time there's four feature slots up for grabs, so I hope the others aren't too intimidated by Ninja's flexing.

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9 days ago
Ninja's story is seriously good.

EndMaster’s Edgelord Contest 2: Grimdark Boogaloo

9 days ago

Ninja's story was not only awesome, but he also finished a week ahead of the previous deadline. I'm seriously impressed by the fact that he put out such a good story within such a short timeframe.