mizal, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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7/5/2020 8:29 AM

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1 win / 6 losses


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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 14276 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

New to this site, show me what you got. on 7/5/2020 7:33:21 AM
Sounds like he came here looking for porn. I would hope he didn't get off to that story, but then again nothing really surprises me anymore. Terrible shame though if the site is not sexy enough for him to fund.

Noob Contest Roll Call on 7/4/2020 6:42:47 PM
If the true patriots had been this motivated, we'd all still be sipping tea with our pinkies extended.

Congrats everyone! on 7/4/2020 4:54:08 PM
Survival tip: Always wash your fruits and veggies! Apparently there are some nasty people out there who don't do this, since billboards all over my town are now covered with this helpful information in both English and Spanish.

Noob Contest Roll Call on 7/4/2020 8:20:27 AM
Dang, I wasn't expecting this. I'll have to think about this. It is kinda unfair if we get multiple other stories around the ~40k mark where the authors had to work to design their plots to fit that target. But for all I know those people don't exist and besides Deer and Unforgiven the rest of the entrants will limp past the finish line with something rushed and barely 9k. Either way you obviously have transcended past the need for a noob contest anyhow, same as jordanvang. The main goal of all this was to get newbies and lurkers stepping up and doing something notable and you two have rekt all expectations. I haven't been about to take a serious look at the story yet, but the couple of pages I checked out look pretty solid. Finishing a story this size in the time limit you had, or just finishing it at all is impressive, so I'm happy my contest was somehow enough to push you into doing that, however we end up handling it.

Who wants their childhood ruined? on 7/4/2020 8:04:39 AM
I hadn't made that connection, but thanks for ruining Dinosaurs for me now too. Although I always hated the baby anyway.

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.