Cupcakitty__13, The Wordsmith

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11/9/2018

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4/19/2021 3:02 PM

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398

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44

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1

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6 wins / 3 losses

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Sage

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4

Hi, everyone who's reading this! I'm assuming you want to learn a little about me, so here we go.

I love reading and writing. I especially love CYOAs. I am often bursting with ideas, so if you're in need of a muse, I can help.

My favorite genres are fantasy and historical fiction, but I dislike horror.

I also have a large vocabulary (next time someone insults you, just call them an abecedarian) and spelling and grammatical errors make me cringe.

One of my favorite quotes (which doubles as a writing tip) is this: 

You must simultaneously believe these two things about your writing:

1. My writing is the greatest work of art this universe has ever seen.

2. My writing is a worthless heap of sludge.

 

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points

Storygames

The Essucian Dragon

As Eryllis, a great and powerful being, (even if you do say so yourself,) you've lived centuries in your domain, the Essucia Woods, without bothering anyone. But what happens when life throws a powerful princess and a brave knight into the mix?

This is an entry for Bucky's Year's End contest.

Update 1.1: I gave each speaker a paragraph to make it easier to understand. 


Where's My Computer Password?
unpublished

The sequel that no one asked for!

You play as Elle, who is excited to finally do anything she wants with her shiny new computer! First, though, she should probably publish that story for the contest. But what's this? Where's the Post-it note that she wrote her password on?

With time ticking until the deadline and her brothers seemingly intent on sabotaging her at every turn, Elle must find a way to reclaim her password and submit her story before she gets thrown in the pit of SHAME Abyss of SCORN.

Image credits:

"Baby Polar Bear" by Jesse Hollington is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Recent Posts

CYS Book Club? on 4/1/2021 2:32:44 PM

I read it.

Not terrible, though I don't see what all the hype was about.

Most of the book had a "memoir of summer vacation" vibe, despite taking place over a few years. The rape trial had me hooked, but the rest of the book was just sort of there. The way they presented the education system, though...well, let's just say not much has changed.

Overall, it wasn't really my thing, or maybe I'm just too engrossed in fantasy at this point.


Sense and Sensibility on 3/27/2021 11:11:28 AM

 It's been a while, but I'm back at it with another review!

This one goes from chapters 26-38, in case anyone's curious. (I didn't happen to find anything of note in chapters 24 or 25.)

  • Overprotective older sister

  • “If you break her heart, I will break your arm.”

  • Elinor is surprisingly empathetic. Though maybe that’s just Sibling EnergyTM.

  • Marianne is going through some mood swings (some might be a bit of an understatement)

  • What is Willoughby up to?

  • Oh no.

  • If this was a Stephen King novel, Elinor and Marianne would have blood on their hands tonight (Heck, even if this was a Roald Dahl novel, Willoughby would be getting clubbed by a leg of lamb.)

  • Accurate crying mood—you can keep the tears in as long as
    1. You don’t speak
    2. Someone doesn’t ask if you’re okay

  • Colonel Brandon would be terrible on phone calls

  • Aww, they’re staying for each other! (would siblings really behave like this is the real question)

  • Interesting quotation mark paraphrasing there

  • The awkward family reunions continue!

  • “Great. These people.”

  • “Do not punch her. Do not punch her.”

  • *passive-aggressiveness intensifies*

  • Though, I don’t think I’d fare well in the 19th century—my head’s too far in the clouds to notice the veiled insults and read the subtext of the letters people sent me.

  • “I’m so poor.” *talks about all the household renovations he’s doing*

  • John Dashwood really only cares about money.

  • (To quote the text) “Elinor was pleased that (Edward) had called and still more pleased that she had missed him.” Savage.

  • “Pity me!”
    “You know what? I do pity you.”
    Even more savage.

  • A simple representation of Marianne’s feelings these past few chapters:
    heartbreak heartbreak heartbreak how dare you insult my sister heartbreak

  • Lucy: “You’re such a great friend.”
    Elinor: “Ok.” Can you please shut up.
    Lucy: “We can write letters to each other!”
    Elinor: “Mm.” uugh no why me?

  • And then HE walks in

  • Lucy: “Umm…”
    Edward: “Uhh…” *sweating nervously*
    Elinor: Edward! It’s just lovely to see you!

  • Then Marianne walks in

  • Is this where Lucy finds out Elinor thought Edward liked her?

  • No, but it’s coming.

  • “...she fancied them satirical, perhaps without knowing what it was to be satirical”
    No wonder why people like Jane Austen

  • Ooh! I want to see something bad happen to Mrs. John Dashwood! (that sounded a lot more civil in my head)

  • “Elinor agreed to it all, for she did not think he deserved the compliment of rational opposition.” She would do well on the internet.

  • “...enough time to collect her thoughts…” Well, considering Mrs. Jennings had an entire page worth of dialogue… well, that might be a bit of an understatement.

  • Marianne is like “Frick, my sister’s awesome and I also want to punch Edward right now.”

  • Elinor is like “Impressive. You can avoid blurting out everything that comes to your mind.

  • I arrive in London:
    Marianne: ignored.
    Hearts: broken.
    Edward: disowned.
    I am forcibly escorted out of London.

  • “Get it all out of her, my dear.” Out of context, this could be a spy novel.

  • Eavesdropping!

  • So that’s what Jane meant by “illiterate”

Sense and Sensibility on 3/27/2021 10:33:19 AM

I haven't read much poetry, but I have to agree with you on the "sky and merrily" front.

Also, though a bit more acceptable, "rain" and "again" always bugs me.


Sense and Sensibility on 3/27/2021 10:31:16 AM

All one book.

There's 50 chapters, and the first list looks at chapters 1-10.

The second one looks at chapters 11-23.

(There are 50 chapters in total, though some of them aren't very long.)

My copy only has around 200 pages (however, the font is ridiculously small)


CYS Book Club? on 3/27/2021 10:21:58 AM

I'm a bit late, but count me in. Why not?


Mad Hatter's Daughter Appreciation Day! on 3/14/2021 11:52:57 AM

I'm late to the party, but I hope it's still going strong!

MHD Appreciation I offer you my tribute of awful shading attempts and overlooked white spots!

(And, of course, lots of hats)


Sense and Sensibility on 3/9/2021 11:05:38 AM

Another bullet-point review of Sense and Sensibility! 

  • Elinor isn’t dealing with the new move well

  • “A series of unfortunate circumstances,” hmm?
    New book idea: take a random snippet of Jane Austen and change one of the words to make your title

    • Grief of Disappointed Love

    • Charms of Eagerness and Ignorance

  • “...all that she knew of Marianne’s imprudence and want of thought…”
    As a sibling I can attest to the accuracy of this

  • “I have not known him long indeed, but I am much better acquainted with him, than I am with any other creature in the world…” Me, when referring to any cat

  • Notice the difference:
    Marianne and Mrs. Dashwood: “She talked to a boy? Prepare the pews!”
    Elinor: “It would be like Marianne to get engaged to a man she met literally a week ago.”

  • *Love is an Open Door intensifies*

  • Marianne: “I love him!
    Marianne, 2 seconds later: “What are you talking about? I don’t have a crush on anyone, no sirree.

  • Willoughby, roll to seduce.

  • Mrs. Dashwood: “But it’s true love!”
    Elinor: “They have literally never even told you they’re engaged.”

  • Elinor with the sass!

  • “I am your girlfriend, why are you not talking to me?”

  • Marianne: “Money can’t buy happiness!”
    Elinor: “Well, it certainly won’t make me sad.”

  • So the guy just cuts a lock of Elinor’s hair while she’s sleeping or something? If someone did that to me, I would smack them.

  • “(My children) will be brought up to be as unlike myself as possible”
    Mood

  • “ ‘I could look at them forever!’ She soon forgot there were any such things in the room.”

  • Mr. and Mrs. Palmer are like the TV couple who always fights because drama and everyone else is just “I think something is wrong with your relationship.”

  • John, this is the seventh week in a row you’ve shown the “Sweetest Girls in the World” in class.

  • Can’t believe I just noticed that instead of saying things like “awfully pretty” they say “monstrous pretty”
    (It gives me a sort of Bride of Frankenstein’s monster vibe)

  • Elinor, halfway to sobbing: Finally, someone else with common sense.

  • Also, if Elinor replaced any YA protagonist, the series would be over by the first book.
    The Hunger Games:
    Elinor: I...don’t volunteer as tribute. I already know Margaret’s going to kill them all anyway.
    END OF SERIES

  • “Of course my children are perfect, what else are you expecting?” -Lady Middleton, 1781

  • Marianne, silently repeating in her head: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it. If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it.

  • Lucy is like,
    “Dear Sister,
    By the time you read this, you will have embarrassed me. Here’s how I think it’s going to go…”

  • OH MY!

  • The plot twist! 

  • Four years!

  • Elinor on the outside: Go on, tell me more.

  • Elinor on the inside: what the frick what the frick what the frick what the frick what the

  • Elinor would make an amazing spy

  • Lady Middleton is the 18th century soccer mom

  • Elinor: paragon of rationality
    Also Elinor: Poor Edward couldn't possibly love Lucy more than me


Sense and Sensibility on 3/9/2021 11:03:32 AM

Challenge accepted!


Sense and Sensibility on 3/5/2021 2:41:12 PM

So, I’ve been reading Sense and Sensibility and jotting down my thoughts. I’m not really one for romances, but this one isn’t too insufferable yet. Marianne’s sass is carrying the entire story.

Without further ado, here’s what I’ve written so far!

  • Come on, Jane, literally everyone named has the same last name—just give us first names like you did with the girls!

  • Ah yes, the 1700s tradition of explaining the personalities at the beginning of the story

  • Title explained in the first chapter. Nice!

  • So I guess:
    Elinor has common sense and uses it
    Marianne has common sense but chooses to ignore it
    Margaret is the youngest sibling, and thus has 0 brain cells

  • Mrs. John Dashwood is stingy

  • Issues with the in-laws

  • Elinor is the only sensible one in the household

  • Observes the “annuity immortality” law

  • Without Elinor this family would fall apart in roughly 30 seconds

  • More in-law problems

  • “In this household, we only marry for love.”

  • Edward is an introvert’s best friend—doesn’t try to talk to you

  • Mrs. Dashwood is a shipper

  • “They looked at each other? I’d better start baking the wedding cake.”

  • Elinor and Marianne talk boys

  • “Oh no! My expectations are too high! What should I do?”

  • Going through a move

  • Mrs. John Dashwood is an entitled brat

  • Children make excellent conversation starters

  • Well, at least you didn’t talk while she was playing like some people (looking at you, Sir John)

  • Mrs. Jenning is another shipper

  • Maribrandon anyone?

  • *flashbacks to elementary school*

  • (Love is an Open Door playing in the background)

  • “Oh, I’m sorry. I thought I was supposed to be open and sincere. My mistake.”

  • Little bit too candid there, Willoughby

  • Elinor has sass of her own

  • Though Marianne is still the reigning Sass Queen


Shitty Story Task 8 on 10/23/2020 10:53:29 AM

Any time somebody laughs, spell it out like dialogue.

It's not:

She giggled.

It's:

"Hee hee hee," she giggled.