I've already got a decent idea of what I want to write, and I've written the prologue. The problem is that I don't know for sure if my story fits the theme well enough or not, so that's going to be a nice surprise I guess.
By the way, I think you're selling yourself just a bit short. I know you're expecting me to win this contest, but I'm sure you stand at least a decent chance of reaching second place.
I'm planning out the characters, setting, and plot for ~1 week. I'm pretty sure that it'll be in the school based category oddly enough, but I'm going for a 6/8 rating more than 1st. It's going to be entertaing watching you and Rom write quality storygames for a trophy sporting a mustache.
I already have the trophy, I'm just in it to make sure others won't...
Lol. That's hilarious.
One's a back-up in case Aman returns and kills the first one.
I have a general plot idea and multiple paths in mind. Currently trying to finish a first page I like enough to use, which is always the hardest part for me.
You know you can edit your title afterwards, right?
My current status is one of contemplation.
I'm still working on my outline, but before long I'll have a master piece in the works. Oh and if I finish this story to my liking, then I'll be taking 1st place.
I like to face reality, so that "if" represents the chances of failure. And I am not foolish enough to believe that I could not be beaten, which appears to be your stance. Of course, I could be wrong and you aren't foolish. Perhaps merely confident, but regardless I'll enjoy taking first place as an underdog.
Ebon is way better than Endeavour who is constantly on the verge on me banning him for being so fucking annoying anytime he posts.
About the only thing that saves him is he does the Internet equivalent of curling up into a ball and apologizing/begging for mercy and he's always kept his retardation to his own short threads and doesn't post very much.
I disagree. My mediocrity is better than your mediocracy. :)
If you want to beat me, then you have to write an unnaturally good mediocre storygame.
He's already started digging with his hands.
Lol Mizal-chan and Mini-kun.
Sounds like the title of some shitty anime.
I know some people who are into that sort of thing.
Didn't Ford have a discord dedicated to these kinds of things?
I hope I haven't missed anything fun?
At first I wasn't going to enter, because good people and thwarting evil and superheroes never really appealed to me, but I've got an idea and I probably will now. Just need to confirm with BZ that what I want to write about is good for the contest, then I'll actually put up my bet and start cracking.
Well, if I get the OK, before I start writing / plotting I'll have to do some studying up, but I feel like I will get it, and as such all today I've been watching documentaries and reading books and taking notes, lol. I kind of feel like I'm back in school. (this story is going to be about historical events, kind of like Will's stories actually)
I've been on this site for a while, but this is my first chance to actually consider dropping a lot of time into it, and a permanent access to internet and a computer!
I have an outline for one path mostly done. I'm trying to put more effort into developing the characters into relatable and human-like people, as I've had some criticism on characterization in the past. I'll try to improve and good luck to everyone!
You've appeared since my absense! Welcome aboard. I see you've accomplished an impressive amount of storygame rating. Good luck on your story. I'll look forward to reading it.
Thank you! I'll be sure to work hard!
I think I will do this one. I've always wanted to write about Alexander Pope in spandex! (Just to piss off the OP, of course!) :P
EDIT: Actually, I haven't the points to enter. :( Makes me sad! So, nevermind.
You could wager 25. No one ought think badly of your doing so. Though some might think badly of what your write. Spandex...spandex?
Okay, I rolled the dice. I'm in.
Dieselpunk is objectively superior to everything else. Also mizal doesn't have her shit NEARLY together as she's saying. Thta woman is going to die writing about lizard people, and can safely be filed under the "Not a threat" category.
Finished my first page, procrastinated a bit, pretty much om schedule I'd say.
About two pages in. Basic outlining for the entire story is basically finished, but specific lining for each epilogues is still a WIP. I should probably be writing more.
I hear you. If I enter, I'm planning to feature cuckolding in my story.
Ew, cuckolding is disgusting.
6000 words in and (I hope) all of the long winded scripting I need out of the way.
I've been doing everything but writing the past few days, so I need someone to make an overly self-confident remark that they're going to win, to give me motivation.
Mizal has that covered. Just skim through the thread.
I'm Dutch, we can get better stuff to snort...
Ahaha, this thread was surprisingly entertaining to read through. My money's on AzBaz. He apparently has a decent chunk done, unlike the rest of you. And while Mizal sounds determined, she doesn't have a good track record.
You all do realize it's about one quarter of the way through the allotted time, so that means you should have nearly a quarter of your stories written? ;)
True, still repenting from my days as a filthy fraud.
Did you just assume my existence!?
I must've reread this post two more times than it deserved, and it still didn't make much sense to me. Was it even supposed to be a legit, albeit unwarranted, insult? I truly can't see how being a bigot has anything to do with assuming existence.
I take back my earlier words then. AzBaz is no competition after all, since he has just proven incapable of stringing together a few logical phrases for a paltry forum post, never mind a full-length storygame.
Interesting. Your bitchiness is of higher quality than AzBaz's pathetic name-calling, in which case I'll classify you as either closer to the top of the food chain or having a more advanced age, or both.
Whoops, did I just make another annoyingly bigoted comment? My bad. I can't help it, being totally unaware of my own presumptuousness. But don't worry, m'dear, I'll shut up for now, before I get fined for shitposting or derailing or something.
(Delete the post? Go ahead. Banned for 2000 years? Isn't that a bit excessive?)
Ahh... I thought 'bigot' was pretty high quality as well!:( At least I didn't whip out the old '1v1 me on Rust n00b ill r3k u'. Still... back to the drawing board I guess.
Yeah, I know right? I can't seem to take anything seriously. Must be some kind of undiagnosed retardation.
E: Whoops again. I did just promise to shut up.
She's right about one thing. Mizal's bitchiness is pretty high quality.
I was just joking; I don't actually think you're a bigot!
I had a weeks holiday so 6000 was a nice warm up.
I had wondered why you had been on so long today.
Big Ugi is watching you.
Finished Storylines- 1/??
So far, I'm pretty sure my 13,000 words of this one string of this story are trash, but hey, who gives a shit, I'm just doing this to get some traction together for, y'know, myself.
What the fuck am I even saying at this point? Help me.
What did you do?
A little Mizal may now be on its way.
Ugh, seriously Mizal do not listen to this fucktard. Just get Witcher 3: Complete Edition, and fuck Tranny Age: Inclusiveness.
I was hoping it would be more along the lines of accidentally deleting your own story and somehow sabotaging everyone else's except mine for the contest, but oh well. I'll stick to Dark Cloud on my sweet PS2.
I'm a special kind of stupid :)
Hey, motherfuckers, I'm gonna make a storygame that's going to blow away all of this sites previous stories! It's gonna tear through your expectations and completely discourage you all to even attempt to write a story again in your life!
Or, it's gonna suck and nobody will care.
I think I just died a little bit inside.
I'm no longer getting respect from Mizal? Fuck... I think I'm just going to stop writing the story altogether now, delete the whole storygame, delete my account, and never return to this site...
And to think... it's all Family Guy's fault...
But why? *holding back tears*
*I should be crucified*
WAIT A MINUTE. I understand why s/he/it uses asterisks now... s/he/it likes anime... it just helped me envision a cute little japanese girl... I hope I'm not wrong in this assumption and it's actually a middle aged man sitting in his basement tapping his fingers together like a cliche bad guy.
fuck. fUCk. FUCK.
I am mentally not okay after this horrifying plot twist. You said prematurely balding? Man creature?? UNSURE OF GENDER?!
I already penalized points from Negative for being a fucktard in this thread and generally being more annoying than usual yesterday.
I figure at the rate he’s going he’ll probably get himself banned before the contest is over. (again)
I'm just waiting for someone to show him how to change the appearance of pages through the Crome 'inspect' tool, and make Youtube videos about it. That or just random spam and such. You know, like old-fashioned, quality trolls.
And he continues to act like an idiot in the thread after I just warned him. Gone.
Sounds great, wish you the best.
Update: A little under 4 k words. However, I have basically everything planned out and my research is complete. Work is taking up my time (with most weeks being over 40 hours). I probably won't log onto this site until I feel as though I'm close, for I'm attempting to eliminate all possible distractions which includes the internet. 6.33/8 or bust. :)
Meh, this's easily the most challenging thing I've ever written. Hopefully, it won't suck.
Lost Internet access, might not get around to finishing my story, tis a shame :(.
It's not the internet that's the problem, I don't have a computer anymore. Sorry for the misguidance.
Wha....?!? Royal Ghost's not going to finish a story? Heavens, who would've thought of it!
Not my fault I'm poor.
Yeah I'm probably going to get shamed this time around.
Only have had the commitment to do any story progress only on my super edgy anime high school romance story.
If i do submit anything itll be under 10,000 words guaranteed.
Oh noes. How much more till it's finished?
Wew. So there'll be pictures to go with it?
I'm back on it, and 33,000 and counting
It's all backed up so I don't believe that will happen...
The only one who properly dropped out was Skullyzombie. A lot of other people don't have high hopes, but nothing really solid.
Oh and Negative is out, but he didn't drop out so much as he acted like a retard again and got kicked out.
A hypothetical question. If I don't happen to finish some of my branches for the story... should I just take out a choice that might normally have been there, or should I have the choice there and add something like, "Apologies: This branch is not finished at the moment. It will be in due time, but for now please continue back to the other choice."
Assuming that I don't finish a branch, I would like a back up plan, and who better to offer advice then my fellow competitors. Am I right?
Thanks to the both of you.
1,700+ words, 3 pages. It's kinda pathetic still, but I only started 4 days ago (two of which I was unable to logon and work on it for), and I've been putting several hours into scripting and all that instead of writing. As soon as that's done, I'll be going like a machine when it comes to writing. I have everything planned out already, all I need is the time to get it down.
(54 variables and counting. It's getting to be a pain in my ass figuring this all out. Almost have the page deciding which magic powers you use and how much done though.)
I believe altogether I've put 13 hours into it? Mostly that's becuase I kept on doing something with the scipting only to realize it doesn't work and then having to scrap it, or figuring out a much easier way. Took a quick break to take a look in the forums because all the numbers and such makes my head hurt. I'll be going right back to it after this though. Wish me luck.
3 pages that have story writing, and those were the only ones I counted for word count. There's 7 altogether. Well, now it's 4 pages of story writing and fifth in progress. I would have had my 6th page finished by now, except that I had events around town planned with a few close friends.
And because I'm new to this system, it wasn't until after I was nearly done that I understood what global script was and that it coulda made my life a whole hell of a lot easier.
The hours of scripting was in part that, and also making a page where you can change how much magic you're using of a specifac type, with 13 separate types that can go into negative or positive. And if you increase how much you're using too fast, it has negative side effects. So 13 for the base stats. 13 for positive change so it keeps track of how much you're increasing at a time and resets every story page that you go through. That was if you increase too much too fast, ___ happens. 13 mirrors the last set but decreasing values instead of increasing. 13 tracking how much you're actively using right now. 1 that tracks whether you've increased or decreased too much and starts the end countdown. 1 that has the codex.
I'm pretty sure that's 54, if I did my math right.
Well, yes. Of course. The way I have it set up, it takes planning and using it wisely rather than willy nilly actions like a combat system. And all combats are written out individually, and injuries stay injuries the whole game and hinder your progress. Not like a lot of stories I've seen.
I didn't know that! So apparently it's at 2354 words.
That's the problem with making a world, and then later trying to fit a cyoa around it. It gets a little complex.
I'm also new to the system, so that was the only way I could think of. Well, I mean, I could have tried with just the normal set, but the only way I could think with that has different script per page, and I would have prefered just copy/paste - and then I found global script with made it a snap. They're just Z1 - Z13 and Y01 - Y13, so it's easy to go down the line and just change one number. If it changes too much, then it changes A1, which initiates Magic Whiplash, so once you run out of energy you fall into a comatose state and the game ends.
Hey, WIBN is back. How many words do you have?
Um, about 1/4 of what I'd want to have... Essentally, I don't have much time to write even after not being on the internet or waching tv really. Thus, I'm just going to be back since the site apparently tries to decide whether or not violent far right white dudes or violent far right Arabic dudes are worse when I'm gone. :)
Anyway, I'll have a fully complete 20k+ storygame published for the contest. It's complicated enough that I don't even know how to map it's storyline(s). Plus, I've had to do a ton of reading to attempt to understand how a certain physical/mathematical principal works.
I won't win (unless the competition is 5/8 or worse), but this is probably the most fun I've had writing in the past few years. I wish y'all good fortune!
FUCKIN FUNKITY FUCK.
Got a whole page done, one of my longest and using on page variables and all that, go to save it, and it comes up saying 'Uh Oh, you broke it!' and I can't fucking get it back.
Excuse my language, sorry. I'll keep in mind the copy before you click, and I'll see about the Lazarus extension. I just wish I'd known about that sooner. Now excuse me while I go rewrite it all and be salty about it for the next few hours.
Actually, I see no reason for submitting days before the deadline. If I hypothetically had an 80k word storygame entirely complete, beta-ed, and edited... I still would wait until the last day. A storygame submitted earlier would not show up on the newly created storygame's five slots after just a few days, and I noticed that the storygames submitted later normally have a few extra rating and comments than the early ones for some reason regardless of whether or not they are among the newest five. (I have no clue as to why that happens.). Plus, since activity will be most likely increasing over the next couple of weeks due to school coming back, the five newest storygames may get more exposure.
I have 11 more pages to write if it's to meet minimum site standards, rather linear with minimal choices and definitely not gonna win (but still an entry at least), and about 26 to write if I'm going to have it completely finished, and if I get that then I believe I stand a decent chance.
I can definitely do 11 pages in 7 days, and then after the contest unpublish it to finish it. The question will be whether I can become demon possessed and do 26 pages or somewhere near that and actually pose as competition. Nearly 4 pages a day. I'd be a complete zombie afterwards. Worth it, of course. Bout an hour to an hour and a half per page for writing, so I'll just need to clear my schedule for around 7 hours of writing a day (to include mental blocks and some scripting here and there).
As if it'll be that easy.
Reached 20k yesterday. Deleted 10k today because I wasn't happy with it. As a result, what I have left is a generic mish-mash which won't get any higher than a 4.5 rating. I've been writing a bit more and gotten it up to 12k, but I don't really know how far I'll get at this time. Maybe it'll go a little higher than that, maybe not.
I've ended up ditching my original idea (as in, the idea which took me one and a half months to think up) in favour of some other unoriginal idea which certainly won't win any trophies. I do hope nobody thought I was going to pull a masterpiece out of thin air or something, because unless some kind of miracle happens, that's not going to happen. Who knows, maybe every reader on CYS will misinterpret my generic ramblings as being surreal with an underlying cryptic message.
Oh, and I will be finishing, of course. Even if all I have is the half-finished piece of junk that I ended up with this morning, I'll submit a finished work or die in the attempt.
Pfft, nah. This'll definitely get finished, even if it's not in time for the contest. It'll be a key part of a story that'll hopefully have several different mediums. Linear story writing, cyoa, comic, little one or two page shorts, maybe some short animation clips later if I'm feeling bold enough.
I've been playing around with what do do with Alchemy Brothers, world building, story planning, characterization, for months. Saw the contest and thought it would be a good way to kickstart the actual creating of the story rather than just rambling about it to various people.
While I did many things over the course of the Summer, working on my contest entry wasn't one of them. I also kinda decided to put my original idea on hold for the time being, as it didn't really fit the theme of the contest anymore, which means I started writing a new story this week. Given my track record so far, of taking months or years to publish something I'm mildly happy with, I have the fullest confidence that I'm going to finish my new story before the deadline.