Read My Stories or Die!

Player Rating5.60/8

"#207 overall, #17 for 2017"
based on 51 ratings since 01/01/2018
played 463 times (finished 49)

Story Difficulty6/8

"wandering through the desert"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.



Player Comments

Even though it’s another tale in the wonderful world of CYStia, I’m going to comment like it were any other story. You’re going to read it... or die!

Well, nothing like a casual dropping of the “C” word to grab your attention in a story. At least for us Americans, it sticks out. Them Brits use it every other word in their sentences. The narrator in the story has a sassy voice. One might call them a “C U Next Tuesday” as well. Cunts aside, the tone fits the story perfectly. It’s sort of a mix between a reluctant groan (not groin) and belittlement.

I was wondering how conflict would be introduced in a mock story like this and it was done well. It’s no secret from the opening page that Captain Marizal is the primary villain. Her evilness knows no bounds as she expects the crewmembers of CYStia to actually read. Evil at its finest. What kind of ship does she think this is? Anyway, the title of the storygame becomes very real. You’re sent, well more forced, on a mission to find and read the Captain’s stories or you will explode.

It was hilariously easy to find all the disks. I think Captain Marizal made it that way on purpose. I guess if you want people to read your writing, you should make it easy to find. The realism checks out. Then comes the hard part for the reader. Actually reading it. I suppose a cheater could utilize the “back” button to easily go back and find the answers to the questions. Luckily, the crew members of the USS CYStia are full of integrity and would never do that, right? Also, you get the option to answer the question again if you got it wrong. Guess she really wants you to read her damn stories. I can’t help but think the outdated Data Reader is a metaphor for the site. Actually, I know it is. Fun(ny) storygame here. Even if Captain Marizal is kind of a bitch, her writing is top-notch quality.
-- ninjapitka on 5/3/2019 11:52:44 AM with a score of 0
See now, we've come a long way from this ship to the mighty battlecruiser that is now orbiting Infinity!

So, this was hilarious from start to finish, and it reminded me of when I am trying to explain to students that it's *only three pages you can stay awake while you read them* and they just look at me with horror and a single drop of saliva pooling at the corner of their mouth.

I laughed at the space blow and space weed. But I lost it somewhere in the middle of A Dragon Comes Calling, and then I double lost it when I opened the supply closet.

It is not easy to write good comedy, but the tone of the narrative voice (weary, pissed off, sort of vaguely-amused-but-might-punch-you) and the can't-deal-with-this-exposition-shit of even the item descriptions nails it.
-- Gower on 8/28/2019 8:13:03 PM with a score of 0
Liked it a lot
8/8 without thinking it.
-- Persuasion on 2/16/2018 9:56:05 AM with a score of 0
I couldn't help but enjoy the main backstory almost as much as the short stories, plot twists included.
-- Daemon_d6 on 2/11/2018 9:14:37 AM with a score of 0
Interesting game. Some of the quiz questions were a bit pointless, but I got through them no trouble. Except for the dragon one where a question was what did the characters think of each other, and the answer was dragon. I never read anyone saying the palladin/princess had a personality of a dragon.
-- BunnyCatMouse99100 on 2/1/2018 8:21:20 PM with a score of 0
If I had wanted to read a collection of basically unrelated short stories, I would have read a collection of short stories.
-- Victim on 1/22/2018 10:33:55 PM with a score of 0
Lmaoo awesome story. Also the stories within the story were pretty interesting.
-- corgi213 on 1/21/2018 1:24:58 PM with a score of 0
I love the poem written in Death's Shadow, honest! Even better if every part of every story were created in your own words
"Winged lord of the mountain,
Flames no mortal could tame,
Humbled only by Death,
In Death’s shadow we pray."
-- TestingJest on 1/11/2018 10:53:28 PM with a score of 0
I really like your writing style, Miz. Your voice comes through very clearly.

-- EZunmaker on 1/2/2018 10:22:06 PM with a score of 0
The plot is simple. The captain, Marizal, is angry that nobody reads her stories, so she decides to force people to do it. It's up to you, the reader, to save this pointless spaceship and your pointless life by reading a few short stories and answering questions. This could also be a school based story, with the spaceship being a school and Marizal an angry librarian, but I suppose this approach is more unique. The captain doesn't remind me of any real people at all. ;)
This wasn't as awful as I thought it would be after reading the title and description, so I'm sorry for the wrong assumptions. The shortstories were all posted on the site before, but I'm sure there're a lot of people that haven't read them yet. Besides, they were good and I enjoyed rereading them. It would've been nicer to see something new, but with the time limit, I didn't expect a masterpiece.
This was quite linear, but for a quiz, I guess that's expected. A lot of the questions asked for rather pointless details, like what were the priests decorated with. Why does that matter? They weren't hard, because you could always go back and read the story again. Just not something I'd remember, even if I read the story just a minute ago. This quiz would have been a little harder if the reader wasn't told what's wrong immediately, but only at the end. I'm not sure how much scripting would be required for that.
Hmm, how should I rate this? We all know that Mizal could've written something better, but a lot of us could and just never start. We don't have many quizzes on here, and most of them are shit. It was fun and the shortstories were good. This story is not the best, but certainly not the worst. I might change my mind and give it a 4 later, but for now I'm feeling nice.
-- Mayana on 1/1/2018 8:07:41 AM with a score of 0
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