To be fair, I wouldn't blame someone for living in the past and pretending the current presidency never happened. And in that past IronPanther would be active still. So maybe Bucky is onto something! Hard to say though. Concussions are serious business, and nobody is more serious about business than IronPanther.
Go figure this would be one of the few threads I'd click on when looping by a minute, since I normally don't check the forums. I still come by every now and then to read a few stories though, even if I'm not logging in. I can probably proofread/test a few over the weekend.
With the next President everything will be absolutely perfect. If not with that one, then surely the one after. And thus the endless cycle of political dissatisfaction continues. That's why writing (or reading) is a much more fun hobby than the bottomless pit that is politics.
I finish exams on the 15th. After that, I might be able to help beta-test one or two entries (if anyone wants the help).
Hey, Reader82. I'm not doing the contest, but could you go over the story-game I've been working on?
mizal, there's not going to be a new one till after Aphrodite's Orphan is published. It's been a long stretch, but I'm nearing the finnish line. If you want to look at it again, you're more than welcome. I've written over 100 pages so far.
Sure - send me a PM with the link and I will help out when I get the chance. Like I said, I should have more free time after the 15th.
(As a side note, are you looking mostly for revising advice, editing advice, or beta testing for bugs / other issues?)
Reader82, I guess editing advice. Let me send you the link.
I'm willing to do some proofreading and testing. I have a pretty good knowledge of English stuff, so send me a message or reply here if I can help out in some way. I know Mara was requesting a proofreader a couple weeks ago, but she never got back to me on that.
e: I will have a lot of time over winter break too. The week preceding it (next week) might be a little busy, though.
Count me in
And my axe.
I'd love to help!
Seeing how many have joined up, I'll be asking for some feedback too. Thank y'all for your helpfulness!
If you have any interest reading and giving feedback about a story of a baron losing the love of his life and either be a spurned lover or a naive cuckold about it, feel free to send me a PM. I tried to proofread it myself as good as possible, but a second opinion is always appreciated and often necessary. Other feedback about parts of the story that are boring/unlogical or any continuity errors are alI golden nuggets too.
If you don't want to do any of that and just want to read some unfinished contest story and laugh about it, that's fine too. I'll provide the link below to just do that. Lots of love either way.
I'd be happy to help.
Saw this awhile after it was posted, but I will be needing some help play testing/proof reading in a bit. My game is not at the point where it is read yet, but I will make a post with a link when it is. Thank you everyone who already said they would help with play testing.
I know I am going to regret this, but I volunteer to beta test and prof-read absolutely everyone's entry who wishes me to, except, of course for that one person who knows who they are. Tag me or write me when you've got a finished draft.
Don't take me up on this if you already have readers, though, so we can spread the wealth.
Yes, on a detailed rubric with insulting descriptors. You have been warned.
If you get any time tonight or tomorrow morning, "The Book of Vanishing Tales" is now on Sneak Preview. For now, all the variables show, but only Silver will show when it is published.
The biggest things I need noted are:
- any broken routes (unless it's after Pefallis or Cathedral, just avoid those routes if you can. Cathedral will probably be dropped, and Pefallis I'm connecting up in the morning.) There shouldn't be any at this point.
- Getting to the Grove and not seeing any choices. This shouldn't happen. Even one choice should be rare, but at this point I'll save fixing that for an update. Seeing more than 4 choices is also something worthy of mention, as that shouldn't happen either.
- major typos or spelling errors (I might not get a ton of time to polish these, but anything jarring that pulls one out of the story is worth fixing)
- Any page accidentally left in 'summary note' form and not finished (unless, again, you went through the Cathedral or Pegallis to get there.)
- Anything that seems like it shouldn't be there or takes you to a page that doesn't fit the narrative
You should add a link so playtesters can just click it on your post. I tried to go find one for you, but I can't click on the game on your profile. I hope you get it looked at!