Bucky, The Apprentice Scrivener

Member Since

1/30/2014

Last Activity

1/18/2018 10:46 AM

EXP Points

1,720

Post Count

1976

Storygame Count

3

Duel Stats

11 wins / 11 losses

Order

Warden

Commendations

13
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 - Ongoing

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Running numerous contests. 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.


Recent Posts

Puzzlement on 1/16/2018 6:40:19 PM
Most third-world countries are shit-holes for a variety of reasons. Lack of cleanliness, weak government, high violence and crime rates, lack of technology, etc. Even in the United States, you have plenty of places that qualify as shit-holes. Even specific entities like business can be shit-holes. But it's just a general term for a place that really sucks. There's no special connotation to it beyond that. Something racist would be like calling a place a Wetback City, a Nigger Town, or I guess if you really want to be all inclusive, Redneck Central Station, though the latter is probably more ethnic based than race.

A Bantastic Thread on 1/15/2018 6:04:11 PM
James had bouts of being insanely kind and helpful mixed with periods of being an absolute prick for no particular reason.

A Bantastic Thread on 1/15/2018 5:50:25 PM
James Coker, resident fox(boy)!

Motivation issue on 1/15/2018 5:47:15 PM
There's no magic solution to finding motivation or inspiration. Generally, getting started and keeping after a project helps a writer feed off of the writing itself. It's getting over that initial hurdle that is the real difficulty. Writing can be like a habit, and habits take time and concentrated effort to start or break. If you're working on a project and keeping after it, but you still aren't motivated, that's a good indication that there is something lacking in your plot and that you need to develop the story more as a concept before you actually write the story.

A Bantastic Thread on 1/15/2018 4:49:14 PM
Mousepaw in there somewhere?

A Bantastic Thread on 1/15/2018 4:46:22 PM
But that’s the funniest part!

Who's privileged? Is it you? on 1/15/2018 3:30:16 PM
Did he only have that one post? That's pretty weak, even for CoG, suspending his account for that. They let their little darlings spit venom at specific users with no penalty. That guy was just talking.

A Bantastic Thread on 1/15/2018 1:10:09 PM
He threw the baby out with the bathwater!

December Contest on 1/13/2018 3:54:41 PM
Expect me to finish late next week. I'm about halfway through them. End hasn't sent me his ballot yet either.

Contest Entry Submission Thread on 1/13/2018 12:12:28 PM
Any editing before the judging is over equates to a DQ.