AzBaz, The Wordsmith

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8/17/2019 8:20 PM

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I am drawing a map.

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Earning 100 Points Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured Given by BerkaZerka on 09/24/2017 - 1st Place, BZ's Summer Slam Contest!


Featured Story Frameshift

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When all that's desired is to do good in a cruel World with so little power, what measures might be taken to create change? Afflicted by something more than just psychosis, one rogue hero seeks a path of getting that power to help people in need. Henle's getting rougher by the day and it's starting to look like Bast isn't the only problem on the streets. In the end, it all comes down to Frameshift.

Parts of this tie into my main project, though they're only minor things that are neither particularly easy to find nor important to the plot. In context of the main story, however, anything you might feel is left unexplained can be understood from the information coming to a CYS near you sometime in the sort-of-near future.

Thanks to all of those who patiently helped me as I stumbled around the merciless world of scripting, especially BradinDvorak.
NOTE FOR READERS: Any number works to unlock the passcode at the start; I originally added this to prevent people accessing the story while editing and kept it because it ties into other stories I'm working on.

hAha sozry, 4 eny m¡§keš this my fist storey pleas   r8 ni5ely!!1

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NOTES: The sick, twisted experiments of a mad scientist on the Advanced Editor, executed in a state-of-the-art underground laboratory. Stopping at nothing, he seeks to push the poor piece of lovingly crafted code to it's brutal limits. Test subject #23 shows promise, he says, though it will inevitably be discarded. He broke the other 22. Will nothing sate his thirst until perfection? We can only hope the Advanced Editor makes it out without too many scars: be they emotional, computational, or physical...

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To Kill a Mocking Writer

Azbaz looked around as 50,000 strips of mercilessly shredded egos danced in the wind, caressing his horrified face between flecks of blood raining from the searing sky. That was when he realised the World was Godless... No God could ever will such a brutal World. In that single point of insanity, just as his laughter rose to a terrifying crescendo amid the piles of bodies, he heard his calling to become one with savagery, and he liked it.
Bit grandiose.
Inside the sealed vaults of these pages lie my bordering-on-abusive notes about stories. My notepad doesn't like being as full as it already is and started threatening to send letters the NWRC (Notepad Working Rights Committee) the other day. We all know what they're like.Within, I explore both the amazing and the abysmal in search of the sweet taste of any hot, salty tears I can squeeze out of the each miserable author who's spent a measly hour 'writing' a 'story' barely worth being the obituary to their shortly approaching demise.

Articles Written

How to Create a Variable Item System
There are many ways you can use variables instead of items to overcome the limitations of items. This article discusses a complicated version that mimics the default item system, but allows for greater. It takes a while to set up, but becomes quick to use once everything is in place. I took just under 45 minutes to set up four items and an effect each following this article, but it'll probably take you longer because I've done this before.

Recent Posts

v20190002 Update on 8/17/2019 1:40:54 PM
Thank you for that update it will male the site so much nicer to use and encourage more people to stick around. Please also give me my contest trophy next update; it’s been two years.

Hand Picked Top Games Category on 8/17/2019 7:50:22 AM
That’s a great idea Bill- I think this would give writers a lot more motivation to continue writing if they produce high quality content, which is frankly more important than getting a mid 3/4 from 2014 past 100 ratings.

Risk My Attention (CYStia: Land of Freedom) on 8/1/2019 5:05:47 AM
This is how it’s feels when you see one of the three legendary dogs in the second gen Pokemon games.

Code in page script on 7/18/2019 7:05:45 AM
I’m horrified

Code in page script on 7/18/2019 7:05:32 AM
Is this the power of Js!? I need to get on that shit...

Code in page script on 7/17/2019 4:15:12 PM
I’m guessing you used the code with the on page variable checking if each character is each letter of the alphabet (%%CHAR1%=%1%A%%%%CHAR1%=%2%B%%... all the way to %CHAR8 or whatever), and not just given the reader the option between a few different names. I’ve written a long story like this, and it’s a HUGE pain and source of numerous typos, especially when page script is used. I’m sure there is a way of doing this, but the way I’m thinking of is so horrendously long winded that multiple page texts depending on different variables would require a disgusting amount of effort for a small amount of personalisation.

I recommend minimising use of page script if you can and where you do use it just try to phrase things so the name of the character isn’t used. It was bad enough writing multiple options just for male or female dear god...

But who knows, maybe Brad’s wizardry can save you.

Frameshift 2.0 published on 7/16/2019 8:51:18 AM
Yeah that would be great if you don’t mind. Could you just copy the comment I wrote and put it before the last line please? The background and text box should automatically adjust in size with extra text and I think if you just add a few br/‘s it should retain the same font stuff

How did you find CYS? on 7/15/2019 11:22:24 AM
I found a really funny CYOA in based on the 3 musketeers and started writing my own on paper a long time ago. Eventually, I wrote it all up in a google doc for easier access, but at some point wondered if there was some sort of website for CYOAs. At first I found IS, but then found this place.

Risk My Attention (CYStia: Land of Freedom) on 7/9/2019 6:30:56 AM
Please delete these comments on my story, Frameshift, as they are either irrelevent or deter readers from finishing (like the ones about the password, which no longer apply): Chapter 0.5: Do You Know The Password Or Are You Trying To Sneakily Look At My Story? I blips and clicks excitedly, shimmering with pride at being chosen over the others -- think you should write IT blips Chapter One: The Weak Hero (WARNING: B-B-BUGS AHEAD) 'Hello. I've made this accessible to players. Obviously, you're not a player- you in my writing room- you're just a puppet who'll vanish soon. You've fulfilled your purpose and you're going to degrade into nothingness.' 'Hello. I've made this accessible to players. Obviously, you're not a player- (SINCE) YOU'RE in my writing room- you're just a puppet who'll vanish soon. You've fulfilled your purpose and you're going to degrade into nothingness.' Plaques and tangles Bickle hero girl gonna beat up the meanie and win the day? --i've never heard of bickle before, maybe ickle?? or wickle??? "Seriously, stop it Shade," you whisper back, determined not to let your emotions get the better of you as the kitchen tiles squeak under your footsteps. --either put that your trainers squeak or floorboards do Morbid You teeth grit. --you grit your teeth? Sangal Avenue, scouring the streets in black uniform --started in yellow uniform FRAMESHIFT -- in red? ANGER is 19. BLOOD is 29. JUSTICE is 24. STRENGTH is 11. TRUTH is 0. Muscle-bound Over the period, the burn sheers away much of the hatred you had even left over from the fighting club and it becomes easier to talk again. -- I didn’t choose fighting club, i chose to train controlling transforming then transform train again • Fight Bomber • Get out off there --spelling off instead of of -- Groke on 6/18/2019 6:48:30 PM with a score of 0 SYSTEM ERROR. ACCESS DENIED. WARFTHECAT F-F-F-FAILED. NEW CHALLENGER IDENTIFIED. CHALLENGER APPROACHING... REBOOTING HOPE. APPROACHING... APPROACHING... -- AzBaz on 1/15/2018 3:52:25 PM with a score of 0 There are 66429 posible combinations, I have better things to do with my time. -- warfthecat on 1/12/2018 8:30:53 AM with a score of 0 SYSTEM ERROR. ACCESS DENIED. ACCESS DENIED. ACCESS DENIED. RESETTING PASSWORD, PLEASE WAIT... ACCESS GRANTED. -- AzBaz on 1/9/2018 10:44:29 AM with a score of 0 Can't find the passcode! -- JOHNDOE on 1/3/2018 2:54:16 PM with a score of 0 Love this story especially when I spent about 30 mins trying to break the code and none of these works, 98913-setting yourself up for failure 4851 4581 4518 4815 4185 4158 1584 1548 1854 1845 1485 1458 5184 5148 5481 5418 5814 5841 8514 8541 8415 8451 8145 8154 -- Forepaw on 1/1/2018 10:20:28 PM with a score of 0 The contest is over, could you publish the password now or maybe do something smart in the description like make it 4851 due to you using those four numbers in the description. Hope you edit it soon. -- Rando on 1/1/2018 7:15:42 PM with a score of 0

Frameshift 2.0 published on 7/5/2019 3:57:04 PM
Yeah the password part is still supposed to be there but I reset it so any password works- I know it’s obsolete but that whole bit with the password fits my main project so I wanted to keep it True! Hopefully they’ll get buried in useful, constructive comments or i’ll ask a friendly neighbourhood admin to sort them out