First, I'm not sure if this would fit better in the Parlor Room, the WW, or here. I figured this'd be fine. Anyway...
While I wouldn't be surprised that you might have storygames that have a few words here or there or simply ones that hold awesome titles, do any of you have long works that'll never be published? I don't remember this being discussed, and I'm curious to see if anybody else is akin to me. If you do have that aborted corpse, then why is it there?
I have one from (almost) two years ago. It's also sitting at over 23k words making it longer than anything I've published. It just sits there being all Irishy (and a Dullahan is in there which inspired me to post this after seeing Mizal's ww post). I don't publish it because I've grown as a writer, and this story will take way too much editing to make it proper. (Plus, the scripting is abhorrent.) Other than that, everything I have is 5k or less (except my WIP).
22k on my attempt to make something out of the shitty rebellion story, and 15k on some Necromunda type story I had. Not much else left unfinished by me. I remember the Irish one, though, I'm sure I've PMed you about it before.
Yea, you did. You were interested by Scáth Dubh in the title. It's sort of funny, but your one storygame that has 22k in its unfinished state seems pretty insignificant for you. It's probably due to your massive lengths of your previous ones. :)
Oh, I think I remember that now. Also, 400 years from now when archeologist try to sift through CYS's tattered and electronic remains, they'll shed countless tears at your loss like people do today over Franz Kafka.
You fucking cunt, Kafka was my reference. Fuck it, I pick Monet now.
Edit: No, I pick Gerald Manley Hopkins. God's Grandeur, motherfucker.
Hellstorm: Word Count - 13163
Lonely: Word Count - 112
Naming fire: Word Count - 141
School of mutants: Word Count - 9170
Under the skin: Word Count - 1834
Voice of a madman: Word Count - 2278
Werewolves and magic: Word Count - 4298
What if there is no 'dreaming': Word Count - 812
Alchemy Brothers: Word Count - 6685
From my old and my new account.
Haven't touched any of them in a year or two. (except Alchemy Brothers. I made that rather recently) I mean. I have plenty of plans for them and stuff. But I've got a lot of other things to work on instead. And by the time I get around to them, I'll probably be too busy cringing at the writing to actually do anything with them.
Edit: Actually, looking at them, I'm already cringing at the writing. >_> Werewolves and magic was made when I was 12 or 13.
Yep, I know the feeling. I look back at my older stuff and wonder how I could've made so much process, but it also seems to utterly burry any chance of resurrecting our older unfinished storygames. :)
Well, you need the practice. If you don't write at 12 or 13, then when you do start writing at 25, it'll still be like a 12 or 13 year old. You might as well get it out of the way while it's not an embarrassment to be writing at that level.
I got some: 9,277 for generic fantasy. 9,454 for generic fantasy on boats. 11,316 for generic fantasy with a dash of fantasy sci-fi.
Mentioning these since I recall their stories the most vividly when I scroll through my storygames.
Now for the main one. 30,285 for generic fantasy, the branching layout for this one looks real nice on twinery. Also this is probably older than all the others, if I recall.
Honourable mention goes to 7,055 for a super hero story, as an unofficial entry into the super hero contest (since it was made due to that). I didn't officially enter tho, since I'm too attached to my points. Mentioning this story here since I'd consider it finished. However, a number of issues leave it lacking in too many ways to get published, but I guess it technically meets the minimum site requirements (ignoring the rating criteria).
Anyway... feels good to mention this stuff. It is also interesting to see the replies of others.
You seem to like generic fantasies. Also, 30k will probably put you at a 7/8 length, and adding more puts it at a 8/8 length. I wonder what the ratings would be for our longer corpses.
I agree. It does feel good to mention this. I know we're a lazy bunch, but it's interesting to see the storygames that we put effort into then abandoned by the roadside like some drunk parents. :)
Not necessarily.... Didn't work with me...
Do you really feel the need to necro a thread just so you can be bitter?
e: she also said words PLUS grammar. You were missing the grammar.
Bitter? I was just saying that, sorry. Also, I unpublished my stories because no one liked them. Again, sorry if I sound rude. I seem to have that curse. Where I sound rude and I don't mean to.
Man, this site hates me. :(
No one here hates you, we just don't like your writing. We haven't seen too much of your personality to judge you as a person yet.
Word of advice: don't give up. Just respond well to criticism and take the advice and you'll get far here. Not taking advice and not responding to criticism is a good way to actually make people hate you.
People have given criticism, and someone contacted me saying they'll help.
But the majority is mean criticism, with things like 'Do anything other than writing' and 'You didn't put effort in it'
I'm sorry. I'm just really tired of a lot of people being really mean about criticism towards me.
I honestly need a co-author for my storygames, so they can help me out. And I am capable of great writing. It's just, I like doing different kinds of writing and games. I also lack patience, so...
Should just ask a mod to delete your post, I think? Also, what's with the double posts that you do, are you suffering from an autistic sperging of the fingertips?
I didn't mean to comment on this, sorry. I swear, this sight wants to slit my throat with a knife.
JUST... Ignore me. I'm extremely stressed and I don't want people to comment on the meaningless comments I made. I'm sorry. Please ignore me right now.
I really don't mean to sound mean or rude, I'm very very sorry.
Protip: edit, don't double post.
Also, nobody is going to try and steal your lunch money, everything's okay. You can stop cowering and whimpering from the imaginary lashings, they're all in your mind, Crimspider.
And I was just about to edit my post.
Just ignore me, I'm done talking and I'm really stressed.
This community is full of endearing asshats that you just can't help but woot for! Ahh, you'll love it soon enough, or maybe you'll leave with your feefees shattered in pieces.
Such things have unfortunately happened in the past. Ah, those peeps will truly be missed.
Ignore ME is what I meant, btw, not the post. That would just be extremely mean.
Yeah. I never finished my story, Hatred.
I feel if you've less than a thousand words, the story's not unfinished, it's unstarted.
I had a story I had worked on for awhile, and was quite proud if. I left for about a month, and when I came back and reread it, I hated it. It was still disappointing to delete 30,000 words of work, but it was beyond salvaging.
Edit: Actually, 22,000 words
I'm just adding it to the pile. This was the last post, so I just stuck it there.
No need for pity. I don't really care where my comment technically lies, as long as it's at the bottom. I think there's more worthy people for your pity on this site than me.
Nah. You’re pretty worthy of pity as of now.
Anyway, you might not care where your comment ends up, but by responding to other people you confuse them. They think that you are specifically responding to them, but in actuality you’re just too lazy to scroll to the top of the screen. By doing this you unconsciously make it where people are annoyed at your replies. After all, you aren’t actually replying to them. Eventually people will start to ignore your incessant posts, and you will become just another grain in the sand of an endless beach...
I could be wrong though. Not likely, but I could be.
I still struggle with it. o_O In reading and remembering what belongs to what, not necessarily in posting. I think most of my posts go where they should.
I just have my Cystia story that I have no idea if I’ll ever finish. Well, that and storygame I have for messing with the AE.
If we’re talking about non-storygames on the other hand...
i have around 43 unfinished tales that will eventually be done. highest one has 30k so far.
Yeah. I remember looking at your profile once and being completely ASTOUNDED by the number of games you have listed and incomplete.
nigga you did ATF?
I have only semi-finished one story (which isn't a storygame) with 7k. I’m currently working on one right now.
I have 5 stories listed total, only 1 of which is completed.
Hunter and Hunted Started sometime in 2013, shortly after which I disappeared until the end of 2017. It has a measly 377 words to its name, and has 5 pages listed, though most of those have nothing on them.
Mark of the Vampire Started sometime in 2013, shortly after which I disappeared until the end of 2017. It has a few more words then H&H, up to 691, and has 6 pages listed, again, most of which are blank.
More Than Silver and Gold Started recently as a response to EndMaster's Romance Contest, though not actually an entry. It has 2353 words and 11 listed pages.
Uncommon Evil Started recently and hasn't gotten anything except a title. Yay.
A Witch's Inheritance Finished too late for the December Contest, and will probably be revamped at some point. It has roughly 21,000 words and I'm not sure how to get a total page count for a published story.
As for non-CYOA stories, I have probably started writing at least 50 different stories, a few of which only made a few pages, the bulk of which probably range between 15-25 handwritten pages, and a few that make it to 40-something HW pages, and maybe 1 or 2 that make it over 100 HW pages.
Dang, that's a lot of currently unpublished words. Good luck.
Wow, I didn't expect anybody to have as many hidden words as you do. I don't know if that's good or bad either.
I have more than I'd like to count.
Kinda late, but eh. My first account has one that I started the day before it was banned, which was going to be a fantasy game called Paladin; I had originally started writing it at a much earlier date but eventually scrapped it before revisiting the idea. I knew nothing about paladins and was only just starting writing, so it would have turned out to be shit and I'm definitely glad I wasn't able to finish it. Not sure how many words were written, though because I didn't make a lot of progress with it I imagine not much.
Aside from that? If they count, I have three other stories I'm in the process of writing (well, two and one on hold): a sequel to my story Hard Night called Bright Days, a Sin City inspired neo-noir called Gomorrah, and my fantasy adventure called Hazelmyre, which I started about two years ago. Hazelmyre is the one on hold. As I put Bright Days and Gomorrah on hold as well to focus on my latest game, they're sitting at small word counts of 827 and 755 respectively, while Hazelmyre sits at 1,588.
EDIT: Oh, and my account TheDickReviewer (yeah, I regret the name too) which is also banned had two stories being worked on, which were sequels to now deleted games from my first account and this account. Don't remember the word count for these either. They would have sucked though, I'm sure of that.
I have a few outlines for things. I wanted to make a story about a group of lazy detectives, and one very serious newbie detective that could also transform into different animals to solve a multitude of crimes and problems.
Maybe later with that one.