EndMaster, The Journeyman Scrivener

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6/1/2007

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9/3/2015 11:04 PM

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Biography- Fnord

Location- The Outer Reaches of Your Mind

Interests- You really don't want to know

Occupation- Destroyer of Worlds

Signature- Writing: It's more fun than a barrel of Ebola ridden monkeys!

Extra Info- Technically I'm originally from that beloved hive of villainy called Infinite Story, but I abuse my dual citizenship a lot because I'm a no good dirty mercenary.

If for some baffling reason you ever have the urge to read something really offensive, it can be found here.

Then again if you aren't a complete degenerate and you really have lots of time to waste then you might like this instead.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Won 2007 Contest Having 7 Storygame(s) Featured Given by alexp on 06/21/2012 - For all the great work on the site. Given by EndMaster on 06/22/2012 - Because it's my trophy! Given by Fleshnblood_78 on 08/01/2008 - Thanks for bringing quality to the site Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 02/17/2008 - For excellent writing ability used in epic proportions. Congrats on Legend. Given by madglee on 03/13/2012 - Start publishing this stuff, man. Excellent. Given by march5th00 on 11/26/2007 - For exceptional writing ability with Necromancer and for winning the CYS 2007 Contest "March's Madness" Given by tsmpaul on 02/25/2008 - And the award goes to... (drum roll please)... Endmaster, for hitting the top games list!

Storygames

A Very Special Choose Your Story
Some stories have a message...kinda... Additional Notes: WARNING! (The real one) This story is pretty offensive, it can get graphic and downright ruthless at times so if you don’t like that sort of humor, don’t read this story. But if you read it anyway don’t complain if you get offended, I did warn you and keep in mind it IS only a story. Also, don't bother trying to "win" either. You can't. Just heed the moral lessons you may learn.
Alpha Wolf
Old monsters never die, they just get meaner. Additional Notes: There are history links for each monster (In the form of your character's memories) and while not neccessary to understand the story, they do provide deeper background. Ignore whatever you might know about various old movie monsters, you'll find that most of their histories are much different in this story. You may find that this story has a movie feel to it which is appropriate considering the characters involved. The langauge (and violence) can get graphic sometimes, so if you don't like that sort of thing, you probably shouldn't read it. Finally this isn't really a "win/lose" type story, however there are definitely good/bad/neutral endings. A few endings are even "really good" though they won't be spelled out as such.
Featured Story Death Song
One musician's tale in a dying world Additional Notes: If you’ve read and liked Necromancer, then this might interest you as this story takes place during the same course of events of that story. (Not a prequel, not a sequel, but an equal!) However, this story is definitely more “story” than “game”. In fact you shouldn’t even bother reading it if you’re intent on “winning”. You can’t. That being said, there is a “true ending” to this story and you’ll probably know if you get it. If you do get it, you can consider it a “win” if you like. There are a few points in the story where there are links that lead to “Letters to Home”. While not necessary to understand the story, they do provide a little more insight into the protagonist’s thoughts and feelings on various situations.
Featured Story Eternal
The last hope for a dying empire Additional notes: This story can be very long assuming you're not dying. Years pass and your surroundings will most likely change. You may very well live a life time in the story. As with any of my writings, the story comes before the game. However while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can technically "win" by getting one of the epilogues. There are 13 epilogues total. There are also several points in the story where there are links that lead to more background information on various people, places, things and events. While not completely necessary to understanding the story, they do give you more insight into it. @font-face { font-family: "Times New Roman"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }table.MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }
Featured Story Geek
Carnivals aren't all fun and games. Additional Notes: While there is only one spot that contains extra histories for this story, it's basically the background information of all the major characters and factions. It's strongly recommended that these are read due to the fact that your character will be interacting with most of these folks in his attempts to successfully accomplish his task(s). This story has a very factional feel to it, so choose your allegiances carefully to get one of the better endings.
Featured Story Ground Zero
If you see a bright light, duck and cover! Additional notes: I should point out that this story can be very long assuming you're not dying. Years pass and your surroundings will most likely change. You may very well live a life time in the story if you're lucky. You will also experience a completely different adventure depending on how you escaped the initial nuclear strike. (Assuming you do survive it.) As with any of my writings, the "story" comes before the "game". However, this story was written in a "game like" format. So while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can technically "win" by getting one of the 4 special endings. (You'll know if you get one because you'll get an epilogue)
Imagination
This one's for the kids, no really! Additional Notes: This story has clear cut win/lose endings. There is nothing excessively unusual about this story, it's just a simple "children's story". (Yes, you can still die in it)
Featured Story Innkeeper
Running the family business isn't easy! Additional Notes: In a few places there are links for history or certain characters. While not necessary to understand the story, they do provide further background information. There are several endings varying in degrees of good/bad or neutral outcomes. Technically there is one very happy ending, but it isn't labeled as such.
Love SICK
Underneath the sickness there's love... Additional Notes: WARNING! This story contains a lot of graphic content, if you are offended by ultra violence, explicit sexual descriptions, tons of swearing, blasphemy, inappropriate dark humor, and brutal misanthropy in general then DO NOT read this story!Of course now that I’ve mentioned all the things it contains, you’ll probably read it anyway, you sick little monkey. Well don’t complain if you get offended, I did warn you and keep in mind it IS only a story. This also isn't really a "win/lose" type story. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just a tale about a very twisted man and his very twisted lifestyle.
Featured Story Necromancer
Additional Notes: This story is definitely more "story" than "game", however there are two distinct paths that can be followed, each with their own pitfalls and additional choices. There is also "one true" ending in which can be considered a "win" (You'll know if you got it, because you'll get an epilogue) This story can get long, and assuming you're surviving, years do pass in it and you and your environment will change. There are a few points in the story where there are links that lead to more background information on various people and things. While not completely necessary to understand the story, they do give you more insight into it. The text that accompanies some of the pics are also done for similar purposes (Your journal entries, personal thoughts, letters written to you, etc)
Paradise Violated
Humanity never changes... Additional Notes: There are links leading to various background information and your character's current thoughts throughout the story. In some cases these may provide greater insight since some mysterious things can occur in this story. There are also several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. Technically there is one ultimate "winning" ending, but it isn't labeled as such.
Repression
Emotions can be wonderful or dangerous... Additional Notes: This story has a few bits that are probably a bit on the disturbing side. Not many, but they are there in places. So if you don't like that sort of thing, you probably shouldn't read it. This story in general is probably a bit odd and less verbose than most of my other stories. There are also several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just the tale of a teenager who definitely has some issues.
Featured Story Suzy's Strange Saga
Things would be so much easier if your name was Mary Sue Additional notes: This story is a fully self contained one and can easily be read on its own, however it also acts as: A direct sequel to the "Good Girl" short story in Tales From The Basement. A semi sequel to the other TFTB short stories, Repression, TRASH, Love SICK and Geek. A semi prequel to Ground Zero. As with any of my writings, the story comes before the game. However while there isn't a complex inventory and all of that, you can still "win" by getting one of the epilogues. There are 16 epilogues total.
Tales From The Basement
Because Basement Dwellers are people too! Additional Notes: This story is three stories in one. Your first choice will lead to a separate tale of a different “basement dweller”. Each one is mostly different in tone. Ebay Escapist is weird and random. It’s the least verbose of the three. (Or my stories in general) Good Girl is the longest and most descriptive of the three. There is some weirdness going on here too, but is mostly kept much more in "reality". There is a cast of characters link in the beginning to help you keep up with who’s who. Anime Addict has a lot of offensive language and humor, so if you don't like that sort of thing you shouldn’t read this one. In all the tales there are several endings varying in degrees of good/bad/neutral outcomes. While there are some endings better than others, these are basically just tales of basement dwellers.
TRASH
Yee Haw! It's a trailer park life for me! Additional Notes: This story has a ton of offensive langauge and humor so if you don't like that sort of thing, you probably shouldn't read it. Though given the setting, the language used is pretty accurate. This also isn't really a "win/lose" type story. While there are some endings better than others, this is basically just a tale about a typical day of a degenerate that lives in a trailer park.

Recent Posts

FML on 9/3/2015 11:03:50 PM
That sucks. Ant invasions can be really damn annoying. If you start killing them by hand (Because you just happen to spot a few), more are attracted to their dead fellow's pheromones unless you're wiping everything down with vinegar or something. Oddly I found spraying WD-40 around the edges of the back door and doorways to be somewhat effective in curbing them. Then liberal use of ant traps and sprays dedicated to poisoning them solved the problem.
Old ideas and short stories on 9/3/2015 10:54:21 PM
Lol. I'm not even thinking about Legend in any capacity right now. Really, I think it's the worst of my stories, I barely wanted to even bother finishing the priest path and demon possessed paths by the end of writing it. The reworked idea (AKA Rogues) I have for it I think is a lot better anyway.
Old ideas and short stories on 9/3/2015 10:44:39 PM
Well I was going to try to work on a short story in my limited free time, but much like Will, I decided that with the current ban on anything WC related there is no point in working on anything feline related. So "Master Cats" is shut down for now. On one hand it was going to be my attempt to write something shorter again and have multiple types of protagonists, but eh, I'm not really concerned about not working on it. Still got what I've written, can always go back to it later. Plus it gave me a chance to go back to other older ideas. First one was Guardian. The scifi story about being an AI controlling a space ark of humans. Haven't done a scifi story in awhile. Cool idea, cool intro, but the more I thought about how I set it up, it doesn't make any fucking sense. I realized I'd have to seriously rework the intro and concept. Also, due to it being scifi rather than fantasy, I have to at least do some bare minimum of "research" so some of it is at least plausible. After searching for our nearest habitable planets, how long to get there and such, I realized that this story was going to be far more work than I really have time for. Maybe another day. So I went back to the idea of reworking Legend. Legend isn't over here because it's 1313 pages long and I don't feel like transferring all that mess over. Besides, it's more game anyway and if it going to stay that way, it probably would be better served by actually using the coding stuff here to do it. Instead I was going to redo it with a more story based version and focus on just the rogue path. I probably would have used the other paths too, but just altered them to be more "rogue like". This would all take some time of course, but since the ground work is mostly all laid out already, I thought that this shouldn't take excessively long and could work as a "short story" Well that was until I decided on making a female protagonist to pick from as well. After a few passages written, I realized this wasn't working out the way I wanted it to. For one, I was trying to avoid "gender flipping" and instead I was pretty much doing that as I was working on it and I want the paths to be different from each other. Plus the Legend setting is a bit too lack luster and I wanted to incorporate this one into a pre made setting and the only one that currently exists that is plausible is Innkeeper which does have a little more history in it. (Towns, cities, some races, etc) So from there, I started getting more ideas on how to set it up and background and the outline was coming along nicely until I came to the conclusion that this was all pretty great and all, but this was definitely NOT going to be a short story any longer. I definitely would like to work on it, but again, it'll have to be another day. So with that plan put on the back burner, and most of the new story ideas in the concept stages, I went to the only other old idea I had. Primal. It's been sitting unfinished for years and I think that needs to change. I'm going to rework this one too, which seems like defeating the purpose of creating a "short story" but a lot of it already has an outline in place even if I am going to go back redo a lot of the text, which can be shortened in most cases anyway. Of course even now, I'm getting new ideas of how to enhance the story, but hopefully I can remain focused on writing a shorter piece again. If not, well I'm still not going to work on anything else until this one is done. (Whenever that is)
Eternal: The Eternalborn Expansion is released! on 9/3/2015 10:22:25 AM
Hey, gotta take the negative with the positive! Necromancer My sister's son was laughing and talking about how cool it was so I had to see for myself. He was right. It was very entertaining even though I died stark raving mad. I will have to try another one of your stories. My sister's son is autistic so anything that has him amused is definitely worth looking into. -- Lamia Anderson on 9/1/2015 9:37:08 PM
BVB on 8/31/2015 9:17:46 PM
Pretty much why I hated the whole grunge thing that occurred during the early-mid 90s. Just about every song was going on about how worthless and depressed they were. I'm like why the hell do I want to hear someone whine about their shitty life while horribly playing their instruments?
Eternal - A fan made book cover on 8/30/2015 1:23:37 AM
Sort of surprised you don't get more praising comments for your more landscape paintings over at DA. I think those tend to be your best works. (Mountain range, cave, abandoned base, graveyard, and a couple of others) The Eternal picture is more of a landscape style and I think it came out looking better that way.
Maturity level? on 8/29/2015 11:18:36 PM
From what I read 4 or 5 I guess.
How many of you have this? Aphantasia? on 8/29/2015 4:45:31 PM
What?
Power Levels of Biblical Characters on 8/28/2015 9:40:48 PM
Not sure which branches believe this or even if there are any, but I have heard the story that Satan was the original ruler of Hell and existed as long as God did. Then when Lucifer fucked up, he got cast down and he ended up taking over Hell and replaced the original Satan. I'm wondering if this tale has some roots from the Zoroster belief system.
Eternal - A fan made book cover on 8/28/2015 7:52:33 PM
Yeah, it reminded me a little of that too. (It would be a turn based strategy with RPG elements)