Bucky, The Expert Scrivener

Member Since

1/30/2014

Last Activity

2/19/2020 8:16 AM

EXP Points

2,702

Post Count

3161

Storygame Count

4

Duel Stats

11 wins / 11 losses

Order

Warden

Commendations

60
September 2016 - Short Story Contest - Winner - Romulus

October 2016 - Spooky Story Contest - The NON-Shamed - Steve24833 & Malkalack & ugilick & Lampmandnando

December 2016 - Ballad Contest - Overall Winner - pugpup1 ; Traditional Winner - Romulus

January 2017 - New Frontier Contest - Co-Winners - WouldntItBeNice & Ogre11

February 2017 - Flash Fiction Contest - Winner - Romulus: Forever After

Spring 2017 - Chaos Contest - Winner - Saika: From A Great Height

December 2017 - Choose Your Own Prompt Contest - Winner - EbonVasilis: Magno

Summer 2018 - EPIC Contest - Winner - TheNewIAP: Bestist Frend Jane

December 2019 - Year's End Contest - Winner - TBD

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Running numerous contests. Rated 83.0% of all Stories Given by BerkaZerka on 01/10/2017 - USA State Capitals - With Zombies! And Contests~ Given by EndMaster on 01/07/2017 - For all your hard work on stories and contest organization. Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 10/31/2016 - Excellent forum presence and indirectly responsible for a huge swath of excellent content through running exceptional contests. Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For organising so many fantastic contests which have contributed so many great stories to the site

Storygames

It's Raining Again
A short story written and scripted in about four hours.

This isn't meant to be a masterpiece or an attempt at being deep. Hopefully it shows that a competent 20 page + story can be written in a weekend's time.

Contest entrants: there's no reason to garner SHAME when entering a contest on the site. Just sit down and write.

Five Endings.

The Cliche Adventures of a Generic Hero

Generic Warning - For immature  mature audiences only.

 

Author's Note

I fired the ridiculous cannon up for this one and took it up to eleven.

This project has lingered untouched in my trunk for nearly a year now. Originally intended to be a short work, it grew big and fat in my notes, and was then later locked away and ignored. Life happens. Anyway, I pulled it from the graveyard and decided to patchwork the dangling ends together. 

 

Play through the heroic or not so heroic adventures of a Cliché knight hero! There are a series of three endings for the knight that I considered canon when I first drafted the story. These unlock the first pages of what were intended to be the other hero paths of wizard, prince and spunky girl (along with some bonus troll material). If enough people enjoy the knight's story, I'd be open to reinvesting in the project and adding one or all of them on as an expansion. Each would play as its own separate story, so don't worry, there is a full and complete story in here.

 

The work, however, is raw - often intentionally so. And while the 'canon' endings unlock the bonus material, there really is no winning and losing. You just do better or worse.

 

That said, this is a fragment of the monster that lies in my notes, coming in at a little over 22k words. I feel comfortable saying there are a few chuckles in here, so I think if it brightens one person's day then it was worth publishing.

 

All comments, both mean and kind, are appreciated. Enjoy.


USA State Capitals - With Zombies!
WARNING: Contains Sexual References

A mildly disturbing result of my attempts to learn my way around the editor. I dabbled a bit in basic html as well. The game functions mostly as a USA State Capitals quiz with a simple combat element. I put in a bit of a backstory, surrounding the quiz, and something mildly disturbing may happen if you die...

While this has little literary merit; hopefully, you may learn something.


Wild Billy
Warning: Not suitable for children.



Written over the course of about three days prior to the extension, as a late decision to enter EndMaster's Depraved Love Contest. The extension was squandered trying to write something more serious, but that story deserves a more honorable effort than Billy.

Billy always had a wild side, even as a tyke.

Another story where you don't really win or lose. You just have a more or less pleasant existence.

A Bastardized Telling of Little Red Riding Hood
unpublished

The Writing Workshop
unpublished

Recent Posts

Who is your favourite author? on 2/6/2020 6:35:03 AM
Why did he never causally swam in the lake?

Who is your favourite author? on 2/5/2020 9:24:13 AM
Dr. Seuss?

VALENTINE'S DAY WRITING JAM SESSION on 2/4/2020 9:14:40 PM
I dunno. Fake News is prominent these days. Iowa even has Fake Apps.

VALENTINE'S DAY WRITING JAM SESSION on 2/4/2020 9:13:49 PM
There’s a big list in the Writing Workshop that End updates every contest.

VALENTINE'S DAY WRITING JAM SESSION on 2/4/2020 7:41:59 PM
That sounds like a contest to me. I see the invisible strings.

Story Formulas, Plot, Pot, Etc. on 2/1/2020 8:17:43 PM
It sounded like he was talking about something bigger than a peppercorn? But yeah, I agree. You don't have the time for that in a short work.

Story Formulas, Plot, Pot, Etc. on 2/1/2020 4:52:56 PM
That chart they show you in basic college courses or high school with the rising pyramid is kind of fake news. Think of your story structure as having a more jagged edge. You have a success! Followed by a failure. Now you need to reset your plan. You persevere, overcome the failure and things look up! Then you have another setback. The rising action isn't a smooth slope to the climax, it's a series of triumphs (or perceived triumphs) and new obstacles.

Story Formulas, Plot, Pot, Etc. on 2/1/2020 4:49:23 PM
I mean, there's the seven basic story plots. There's no reason that you couldn't have an early choice that leads to a tragedy path and another that leads to a voyage and return path. However, I imagine you wouldn't want to shift tone such that you have a tragedy path and a comedy path.

Contest winners? on 1/31/2020 9:01:07 PM
Oh, I figured you did. Point stills stands. ^_^

Noob Idea want thoughts on 1/31/2020 8:20:26 PM
That is an expensive board game.