Mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

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4/16/2024 9:10 PM

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Duel Stats

3 wins / 13 losses


Lauded Sage Exemplar


Behold my profile.
There's, uh, nothing here right now. Someday I should probably find a balance between the old text wall, and...this. (she drew my avatar you know!)

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 21060 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 Gower on 03/24/2021 - "I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything.  I just want to write." - P.G. Wodehouse 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 madglee on 02/16/2022 - For all your contributions to CYS Given by MadHattersDaughter on 03/11/2021 - To my BFF and our hardest working admin. Sorry about, well, you know. . . Given by mizal on 08/15/2019 - MUHAHAHAHAHA! *strokes fluffy white cat* I always knew this day would come. Given by ninjapitka on 10/22/2022 - Truly a dead site without you Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For Inseperable and your other great stories


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...

Jack the Bean Counter
The bean, it must be found. For MHD's Fairytales contest.

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.

Another Damn Wolf Story
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.

Character Creator

If you don't know what this is for, then it isn't for you.

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.

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

Get rid of having to choose a difficulty on 4/15/2024 7:45:31 PM
I like how the topic displayed the forum index makes it look like Tempor is mad about choices, instead of just autistic about the difficulty rating.

So... This is a thing on 4/14/2024 11:38:51 PM
You need an intervention.

Triple Movie Review Round Up (The movies) on 4/12/2024 10:22:38 PM
Read that as "a vagina with a demon HEAD coming out of it" and was going to say it sounded like something Mara would've written.

I need to settle an argument on 4/10/2024 6:46:22 PM
Gay son. Their problems can't become your problems for another 18 years.

The Divine Diamond Highway My New Fantasy Novel on 4/10/2024 6:09:15 PM
Yeah, I've been trying to set aside a block of time for it too. I have severe focus issues these days and need to train myself back out of them.

I need to settle an argument on 4/10/2024 6:04:51 PM
Most salsa ingredients can already be a part of making guacamole. Tomato + acidity at the very least is required. But I really should not encourage this, go do what the others said.

Free Reviews Here! on 4/10/2024 5:37:26 PM
I became shamefully distracted this weekend and did not get any of the planned commenting done, I shall try again this coming weekend. But glad to see this thread, and I think it goes without saying that the contest games are going to be the recommendations. For all the talk about it being a low turnout, the number of games were more than enough to underline that readership levels have hit rock bottom. At least among active regulars. We still have comments coming in from drivebys, but their selection methods are inscrutable. Might as well mention though that Tony was asked to put the 10 newest games on the front page of the site next to the Top 5 and In Need, so maybe that will start bringing new people to new games. (This would've been a terrifying prospect in the past, but the new games these days are for the most part pretty decent despite the fact barely anyone looks at them.)

I need to settle an argument on 4/10/2024 5:23:52 PM
1) both are good, but guac is tastier and makes it an actual meal. Salsa and chips is merely a snack. There's an effort/cost difference though which individuals may factor in differently. You can however, have salsa mixed inside your guacamole which also is a point to consider. 2) You sound insane. 3) and also what MHD said

Deleted Stories on 4/9/2024 2:04:44 PM
Deleted games are not the same as unpublished ones. Stories get unpublished for low ratings and then just end up back in the author's profile. It might be a lot more useful to read stories that are like, actually good though and look at the qualities they share. (And also comment on how you felt about them...those contest stories are really languishing there.)

Illegal Contest Interest Thread on 4/8/2024 6:39:40 AM
I mean if me going "idk, kind of leery of creating expectations around cash prizes and also people don't necessarily read" is some kind of big dramatic condemnation and now you're the cool rebel mod, that's pretty neat, have fun. We've had contests with prizes before. The charity idea is a new addition to this and not what was even being discussed last night. I think I'd rather see the money go to the winner, but my concern was that unless the best story is as obvious as it was in this most recent case of Sherb vs everyone else it may create salt when the way the winner is defined is so vague. (If we were going by detailed positive comments, Sherbet would not have won.) If this has been, "I, Ford, will read the stories and determine which one I like best and give a prize" that would be ideal, but you seem determined not to read anything. I guess at the end of the day it's just getting left up to the mods either way though so whatever. Another issue is that you said the other day that you haven't given any thought to how the money will be given out. If Darius or Mystic wins, can you tell us the method you'll use to pay them? Or what if it's a minor? With a prize on a level higher than "will buy a $20 Steam game" you need to have a clear answer to that going in. Charities if we go that route I think would need a level of research beyond what you'd be willing to do, to make sure they're effectively using donations and aren't scams or aren't run by a CEO giving themselves a million dollar salary, or a cult hoarding billions in Utah. Last question: are you going to remember any of this by November?