mizal, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

Member Since

5/5/2011

Last Activity

1/20/2021 11:20 PM

EXP Points

5,692

Post Count

15941

Storygame Count

9

Duel Stats

1 win / 6 losses

Order

Lauded Sage Exemplar

Commendations

465
Avatar and other art by the amazing MadHattersDaughter unless otherwise noted. 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 don't like to make promises because I fear commitment! Also, Agent of Order, Inseparable, 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. Most others are joke games or rushed for this or that deadline or prompt 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: Dreamtruder. (Will be updating this spot weekly monthly, whenever I remember to.) And the rest of this profile has been SCRUBBED!!! I am now one step closer to actually rewriting it. (CYS flag by Sentinel)

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 15941 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

Storygames

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

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.)

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!
HATE.

THE PURITY AND INTENSITY OF MY HATE IS LIKE A THOUSAND MERCILESS, UNQUENCHABLE SUNS.

AND YET, I ONLY NEED ONE...








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.



Another Damn Wolf Story
unpublished
I have no idea why I wrote this. All I can say in my defense is that it seemed like a good idea at the ti--wait no that's a lie, I said, repeatedly that this was stupid and shameful every time I mentioned working on it.

The truth is I needed to publish something before the end of the year and there is CLEARLY a burning need for wolf stories in the psyche of children using the internet. But then they write them badly, or make their wolves behave like clans of cats. So here is a simple straightfoward story of a young wolf leaving his pack in search of a better life. Maybe no one will ever feel the need to write another one now, or if nothing else maybe this will give them ideas for how to do it in slightly more minimum-standards-meeting ways.

Final conclusion however is that writing about some dumb animal with no agency is not something I'd recommend.

Don't Get Date Raped!
unpublished
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.

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Recent Posts

how do i change the picture of a item? on 1/20/2021 9:43:04 PM
Go to My Stuff > Pictures and upload them there. The file size has to be pretty tiny.

An Angel by any other name. on 1/20/2021 5:41:36 PM
Kind of curious where this kid learned to summon demons from, given what seems to be his very limited and confined life experiences. And having her just happen to be one that's friendly and sympathetic and the answer to all his problems with no downside seems a little too convenient without any kind of explanation offered. But it's an interesting start to what feels like it could be a longer story. Eri obviously has an interesting background that could be revealed over time and Billy would need time to move past his, and they've both got room to develop. It does need some proofreading, but what I remember as the main issue with your previous work was a difficulty establishing a serious tone without going over the top and looping around to silly, and I didn't see any of that here.

Welp, food poisoning is a b*tch on 1/20/2021 2:46:41 PM
Stop being fat this instant.

hello? on 1/20/2021 9:06:54 AM
Welcome! Let us know if you have any questions. We have generally pretty high standards and critical feedback is encouraged here, so make sure you proofread and all that. I'd advice reading and rating a few of the more popular stories to get a sense of what readers are looking for and what the editor is capable of.

hello? on 1/20/2021 9:04:03 AM
What is it with you and the cheesecake? I have not failled to notice your story comments btw.

hello? on 1/20/2021 9:03:04 AM
I'm sure he's full of useful advice on what not to do by now.

WARLORD LARPER for POTUS on 1/20/2021 7:22:36 AM
But that's only because today he'll be arresting Biden, declaring martial law, and the phone networks and all social media are going to be taken down for reasons related to this somehow. Either while he goes to war with China or drags all the liberals out of their homes, I've gotten conflicting information on this one.

Welp, food poisoning is a b*tch on 1/20/2021 7:08:51 AM
Foreigners are dirty. And you don't get food poisoning from too much food, you get it from food that's been improperly stored and handled. I know it's more difficult if parents are the ones putting food in front of you, but you have to have a little common sense about this stuff. For instance, I do not trust apathetic teenagers or the fat sullen single moms that 50% of them later morph into to have anyone's best interests in mind or do anything right, for instance, so I mostly avoided fast food even before covid. And there are certain foods it just seems like it'd be best to avoid completely while traveling.

Welp, food poisoning is a b*tch on 1/20/2021 7:08:24 AM
Cheese quesadilla is on the same level as a grilled cheese sandwich, they're great but super simple so why pay a stranger when can just make one at home. Cheese quesadillas are basically my go to food for laziness.

Boredom on 1/20/2021 3:45:43 AM
That looks kinda complicated though, idk if he has the attention span to make it.