Gower, The Master Scrivener

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4/8/2020 6:19 AM

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"He was slightly less unfun."




"Somehow there was comfort in coffee despite his misery; the only comfort in a black world." -- Hornblower in the West Indies


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Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Having 3 Storygame(s) Featured Rated 98.8% of all Stories Given by BerkaZerka on 12/14/2019 - For an inspiring display of creativity ^v^ Given by EndMaster on 01/07/2020 - You may be fooling the rest, but I know you’re up to no good. Given by mizal on 10/11/2019 - For your exceptional games and articles, many forum contributions, and disturbing sweetness and light. (Sorry about McAllen, it wasn’t our idea either.) Given by Will11 on 10/12/2019 - For your excellent stories and many worthwhile contributions to the site :)


Featured Story Kelly Unicornstrider and Friends (1982-1985) Super Quiz

A comprehensive quiz + bonus fan faction about the the underrated cult classic show "Kelly Unicornstrider and Friends" (1982-1985). Questions range from really easy to really difficult.

Featured Story Private Game for Natalie

I think putting this on "publish" makes it so only we can see this. It's just for us, sweetie. I made it to celebrate our anniversary and remember some special intimate moments together over the years in an interesting way as a present for you.

I hope you love it, Natalie, as much as I love you!

(Of course if there's any admin looking at this, or if I messed up, don't read this, because it's got private things in it.)

Featured Story Sabbatical Report Presentation

This is my required report to the full faculty in accordance with the rules noted in the Faculty Handbook (version 15.1, as of October 2017)

Sixteen Words

"Personally I can only read 16 words in one go before words stop working," wrote Mizal.


This game has sixteen words per path.  Not counting "The End."  So you can play quickly.


When reviewing, please use precisely sixteen words.   That should be plenty for your suggestions and observations.


Note this challenge connected with this game:  Write the Last Page!

Articles Written

Basic Sentence Structure: Additive Sentences
Comma Use and Additive Sentences with lots of examples

Cumulative Sentences, Part 1
An introduction to the sophisticated and elegant cumulative sentence style.

Dialogue Punctuation
This is a brief discussion of how to punctuate dialogue in US and UK English. It also notes a few rules for quotation mark use in general.

Relative Sentences
A lecture on how to write relative sentences using restrictive and non-restrictive clauses.

Semicolons and Advanced Additive Sentences
This article explains how to use semicolons to create new types of additive sentences. It includes the plain semicolon and semicolons with transition words.

Understanding Style: The Sweet Style
An introduction to style, focusing on "sweet" style. How to recognize it, when to use it, and when to avoid it.

Recent Posts

My Blind Playthrough of the Works of Endmaster on 4/5/2020 1:11:17 PM

Ugh, I want to, believe me.  It turns out having kids around 24-7 is more than I bargained for.  I have not abandoned this project, it's just on hold until I have two seconds where I am not fixing someone's zoom meeting.

Let Gower Teach You on 4/2/2020 9:11:53 PM

Now, I *have* to write the part 2 of cumulative sentences and the other two style ones.  Otherwise every time I see this I'll look at their absence and feel bad.

Ford's Articles Of Interest on 3/23/2020 1:12:41 PM


Corona Tag! on 3/17/2020 1:01:33 PM

So ok, here's my draft of essay 2 it's two weeks late but there's a virus in case you don't know, so I'm emailing it to you.  This is the draft and it's what I mean so I don't care if you don't like it it's the honest truth about you and your class.  long story short it's total bullshit


I don't want to write this paper, so why should I?  Should I write a paper just to pass a class?  Why would I do that?  I shouldn't.  I should just say "fuck it."  Last year I said that all the time, and I would tell myself look I can just get a "bad" grade.


You can call it a "bad" grade but I'm not a bad person whatever you think. Because dude why do I have to write a thing that's six pages, six full pages on a topic I don't care about.  That plus a test I guess you want me to study for.  I guess you think I'm worthless and you didn't even care to grade my first essay just wrote "Redo this, it has multiple basic spelling errors in every sentence."


Currently I am home because of the school making us social distance because of a pandemic obviously you know that.  So I don't how writing a paper helps deal with that, that's real important things in the world, guess what using punctuation and spelling things doesn't cure a virus.  So you want me instead of working a job to make some money to like pay bills you make me be home, you and the virus, to type a paper.  Like an essay when will I write one of those in the real world?  Write strong worded letters to managers telling them I demand a refund and with a thesis.  dude  So you also want me to going up in front of the class and read my essay hey guess what everyone zones out and I wear airpods.  That's like earbuds with wires you don't know that I guess but I barley listen.


The vscos in the first row don't listen either they are drinking there vanilla bean frappichinos and texting under the desk.  So you want me to write about my politics or sugar or seeds.  I want to do something real like write something I care about like something real.  Not just words on a page with a thesis and indents and statistics, but words that means something, something that builds, something with a character in it.  You have to step up.


So you want me to write research I found online guess what research is just taking someone else's words and put into their own words.  You know that's a 100 percent bullshit assingment but whatever.


What happens to me next year?  So am I never going to do my work forever?  I know I'm going to learn how, I have to buckle down, just grit my teeth just shit something out because that's what you want.  I'm in college so I'm here of my own purpose, it's not my job but guess what it feels that way it never stop to feel that way.  So I'm not saying this like an excuse, just because when you fail soemething you learn, so I'm learning a lot but guess what.  One essay doesn't change anyones life or advance you down the board game.


I got so much stress from this legit don't get me started.  Like I legit have the weight of the world on my shoulders, times a hundred, so with all that you want me to write an essay.  But I guess I don't have a vote in what I do, come on don't be a moron Donnie, I have to do what you tell me to tell, the college says it and I do it.  The point isn't to be smart or good or whatever, it's legit to jump through a hoop, just stare at your computer stress your balls off spending an hour a night sleeping, drink red bull because why?  I'll tell you why because my paper isn't done.


I seriously stare at the vsgos during class they literally have pooka shell bracelets on and flasks like they get everything and I guess if you sit in the back your shit and if you sit in the front you get As, like they think they are so much better than me, and by the way they only sit up front because that's the front of the room, that's where you are teaching, they want  you to think they care or that they are paying attention.  Like by the way I hope you noticed I went out with one of their roommates which is why I don't have a textbook because I left it in her room after I kicked her boyfriend's ass.  So I don't see how you want me to read the story and answer the questions 1-3 if I don't have the book.  Like if I don't have the book it's literally impossible to do the homework.  Her name is Michelle.


Some students are like whatever like vsgos are like hey I did reserach wrote the paper, kiss your ass, with facts backing them up.  Get good grades, hey!  So are they smarter or better than me?  Fuck that because they just know how to kiss as.  An A is an A but it's just a letter like any letter.  Because I rip my brain out my head and you still gave me a F on essay one after I drove myself crasy over it.  It's not fair, so I got my note book to write this essay and after two hours writing all I had on the page was fuckfuckfuckfuck, nothing else all over the page and my roommate was like chill dude, but I was just writing fuckfuckfuckfuck, covering the whole page even onto my bedsheet.


So that's my draft for the second paper that's it.



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Hello from Middle east on 3/13/2020 4:40:04 PM



Hello from Middle east on 3/13/2020 4:04:54 PM

I find it a lovely expression of hope that you think this forum will have strong aesthetic opinions about whether one poet is better than another.

What are your first impressions? on 3/13/2020 4:02:41 PM

I don't quite see how that's a soliloquy.  Someone comes forth and speaks that verbatim?  So the character I am being introduced to is a person who would speak that whole thing as an introduction, including all of the internal quotation? 

CYS Western on 3/10/2020 5:43:10 AM

Am I perplexed, or is the poster expressing some ambiguity about whether I should be taken dead or alive?  I keep going back and forth

Hi There! on 3/6/2020 6:04:37 PM

I don't know.  I would need to hear more about your game in progress where you "shoot up" and then find yourself in bed with your embarrassed sister playing with something "in her lap" before accepting your assurances of love.

Stupid News Thread on 2/25/2020 2:38:36 PM

This news about the dying of our art and culture has made you want to regress back to our watery ancestors and just, you know, swim and not think about hard stuff.  I have days like that.