mizal, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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7/4/2020 7:39 AM

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Hi. If you're browsing with a PC, you should get the Chrome or Firefox site extension made by BradinDvorak. It lets you set dark mode from your profile and improves formatting for a better reading experience along with various other improvements and an overall facelift for the site. NOTICE: I'm not currently able to proofread on request. Just make a thread in the Writing Workshop and someone will usually volunteer to look over your story. I try to read all WW threads anyhow, I just am not going to make any promises because I fear commitment! Also, Agent of Order, Inseperable, and Silver Horn, Silver Hooves are currently the only of my stories I'd recommend anyone bother with, unless you're just out to harvest points. All the others are joke games or rushed for this or that deadline and hell I can't even remember anymore which are still up or why.

But if you're looking for something short (very short) and sweet, do check out the entries in the Tiny 'Topia thread. The theme is dystopic and utopic storygames in 2250 words or less. If you're looking for just a random story that is good, check out: Sterling City. (Will be updating this spot weekly monthly, unless I forget.) And the rest of this profile has been SCRUBBED!!! I am now one step closer to actually rewriting it. Avatar art by the amazing MHD.


(Cricket and triskelion also by the amazing MHD)

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Earning 5,000 Points Thorough and consistent writing workshop contributions / excellent commenting. Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured Posting 14272 Forum Posts Given by BerkaZerka on 11/10/2017 - Forum and Site Contributions Not Unnoticed Given by EndMaster on 11/30/2017 - It's everything you've always wanted! Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 08/14/2019 - For excellent writing, keeping the site together and generally being an excellent presence Given by Killa_Robot on 08/15/2019 - For being a net positive to the site, even while helping idiots Given by mizal on 08/15/2019 - MUHAHAHAHAHA! *strokes fluffy white cat* I always knew this day would come. Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For Inseperable and your other great stories


A Stack of Cats
You are a man on a mission. The cats, they must be stacked.

A puzzling math and logic game I made just to put some of the scripting practice I've been doing to use. Have fun and please let me know if you encounter any bugs.

Should be solvable by middle schoolers, or those with same basic level of intelligence as a middle schooler.

Agent of Order
Orbiting a barren planetoid in a system full of nothing just past the edge of the frontier, The Last Outpost is just another refueling station. Strategically important, true, but on a routine stop you never expected to spend longer than a couple hours there, let alone a couple of days fighting for your life...

There are five epilogues, but some may be difficult to discover. Note that actions have consequences, but not always immediate ones. (And if you just need an End Game link, go play around with the probe.)

Don't Get Date Raped!
A short, educational piece. Please remain sensitive and respectful in the comment section. (I'd hate to have to report you to an admin for bullying me.)

(DO NOT READ if you're at all easily offended or lacking in a sense of humor. There's nothing graphic at all in here, but seriously, I still cannot stress it enough, this story is not for you.)

WOWSERS! Triggers ahead!

Dedicated to the good people of COG.

Facts About the Planet and the Solar System
A compilation of some little known facts about the solar system, as well as the debunking of a few myths.

In addition to the scientific explanations, there's a small story dramatizing it all.

Hopefully young readers will find this fun as well as educational. :)

(Might not be the greatest story ever written, but consider this: it got me 200 points.)

Featured Story Inseparable
It doesn't matter what they say...

Love is for the Birds
...and the squirrels. Sort of.

Written in six hours, for no other reason than to avoid consignment to the SHAME pit after my other Romance contest entry didn't want to cooperate.

Now You Gotta Deal With This S***

A tale told in verse. A text from your sister requesting a pick up from a party leads to a night of strangeness.

Inspired by Bucky's ballad contest. Though...I wouldn't call this a ballad. I'm not sure what I'd call it, actually, other than exceedingly stupid, and fun to write.

(Don't pay any attention to the scores, they're just for me to track which endings reviewers get.)

Read My Stories or Die!



Silver Horn, Silver Hooves
When the weather is fine, you've been coming to this grove to drink from the pool for centuries now. Today, you meet a stranger and hear a story that changes all that...

A fairy tale adventure.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE: There's a heavily scripted scene that due to time constraints I didn't have the opportunity to thoroughly test. You'll know it when you see it. In addition to a save game link beforehand, I've provided the option to skip it altogether should you encounter problems. A PM describing those problems would also be greatly appreciated as I'll be revisiting this game once the crushing weight of December has passed.]

You harvest in the Arena. Every machine needs a function, and that is yours. Written for the Tiny 'Topia challenge.

Articles Written

A List of Storygames for People Who Like to Read
A list of storygames with substantial effort put in, all written in the last couple of years and sorely in need of ratings and reviews.

CYS Forum Advice and Etiquette
A modernized guide to the forums. The path to internet popularity and happiness, and a few CYS specific do's and don'ts.

Recent Posts

Congrats everyone! on 7/3/2020 11:41:59 PM
I'm so confused by the lumpy back muscles of the guy on the right.

Congrats everyone! on 7/3/2020 9:23:45 AM
Plains of the Purple Buffalo That's the music over the second video. I kinda dig it, it's good everything descending into madness music. I could totally see this played over the rise and fall of any of any of my Dwarf Fortresses.

Congrats everyone! on 7/3/2020 9:22:02 AM
I've been doing that for years. Got anything else?

Interesting Comments 5 on 7/3/2020 8:23:39 AM
Wow Jason. Better go back to CoG stories, ours are for intelligent people.

Page or Chapter Limit? on 7/3/2020 7:46:32 AM
There's no limit anyone is ever realistically going to run into, but I'm curious now there if there really is a hardcoded one somewhere, even if it's as ridiculous as the one for variables. @BradinDvorak seems like he would know these things.

Dead Man Walking question on 7/3/2020 6:46:15 AM
The OP bumped a three year old thread to ask: "Hey, do you remember how to get the option where the mc is too scared to call his wife and so decline from calling?"

Congrats everyone! on 7/2/2020 6:03:44 PM
If you're reading this, then you survived the first half of 2020! Here's some suggestions for what you might have to look forward to in the second half: width="637" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cb9lvrrcu3E?start=58" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen> width="637" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Mx9AOkvK4-g" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen> (Cheer up! I think some of these already happened!) Have any of you developed any pro tips or survival strategies to share with the rest of the site? Although to be completely realistic, it's unlikely many of you will survive to ever have grandchildren. Or children. Or sex. But good luck out there anyway! Maybe do some more reviews while you're waiting your turn!

Sitting on our arses for BLM! on 7/2/2020 4:34:21 PM
On second second thought, maybe I should just replay Diablo 2. It's been a long time. Just gotta go get my disk, type in the code, figure out how to get it working on Windows 10, and you know on first third thought, I may just take a nap instead.

Sitting on our arses for BLM! on 7/2/2020 4:30:10 PM
I've heard of JatPM, but it always sounded so quirky. I'll get that one and Crystal Story downloaded anyway, although on second thought I'm gonna wait to actually start an RPG until I have some idea of what my schedule's gonna be next week.

Black, Female or Gay? on 7/2/2020 3:59:43 PM
Look closely at the avatar.