ecoLyte, The Wordsmith
I first came here in 2010 to read Necromancer. Finally came up with the brilliant idea of getting immersed in the community and now I'm here. You can always find me playing an RP game or on the forums in general.
I can also proofread your work, if you need someone to. Though I'm not very clever at coming up with ideas for stories, it's my own way of releasing quality content for the site.
Where I relieve my incessant need to write (on anime):
Recent PostsLooking for an old user/storygame on 10/30/2019 9:30:34 PM
I really liked the world that he set up around Becoming Legend. He was planning to make the webcomic since his roots were in drawing but I think somewhere along the way Grad school killed him.
Prolific as always, Endmaster. I really enjoyed finally being able to read Rogues.
Looking for an old user/storygame on 10/30/2019 8:57:46 PM
That is absolutely the gent! I totally forgot his name and only remembered that he made a storygame here.
Didn't think I'd find him so quickly. Thanks for working your magic and helping me out.
Looking for an old user/storygame on 10/30/2019 7:08:29 PM
Some more information on the characters that I can remember:
One: The story is seen through the eyes of One, who's the first and strongest Magi compared to his fellow teammates. Graduated top of his class and excels in combat. His element is Fire.
Two: A quiet character that's very quick and intelligent. He uses a thunder or lightning element. If you end up never helping him during the ambush, he's found with half his body torn apart propped against a tree. There's a dead wight or whatever in front of him, the ground around it charred.
Three: Your rival during the story though you don't interact with him much (given the story was unfinished). He's the only one that holds his own during the ambush and most likely survives without needing your help.
Four: Soft-spoken and the only female character of the group. She is One's closest friend, and is skilled in healing magic. If you find her after the ambush, she's laying dead with a wight near her. The wight has torn off her hand and is sowing it onto his own to enhance his own abilities. You murder him dead.
If I could get any help on finding the author's name that'd be awesome! Used to go to school with him and we worked on a couple of projects together.
Looking for an old user/storygame on 10/30/2019 6:57:41 PM
Not sure if this is the place to ask, but I'm looking for an old storygame published years ago. The title was "Legends" or something along those lines. (Not Endmaster's)
It was an unfinished fantasy story following a group of Wizards or "Magi". Each of the characters had a number, with "One" being your character. Each of your team members are sent to a border to investigate an event, eventually splitting up. Your team is ambushed by an unknown enemy who is as strong if not stronger than the entire team (to their surprise) and many of them die in certain paths. One epilogue has to choosing whether to save your injured lady teammate by taking her to a medic, at the cost of leaving the rest of your team to fend for themselves (judging by the outcome of the other paths, they all die except probably one).
Many people agreed that the story was very well-written and polished despite being unfinished, and wanted more. The user however ended up putting his writing on hiatus in order to start a webcomic in the same universe. I couldn't find the story under Fantasy.
Yeah, there's not much information to go on, but if one of the older users can at least confirm what happened to his storygame or what name it's under, that'd help a lot!
How Did You Find CYS? on 9/30/2019 6:03:47 PM
We've talked here and there on different lounge posts.
Thanks for the answer! I agree, many of the games were very low quality so I never really bothered looking into them. There were a couple well-written gems I enjoyed being a part of. I'm disappointed that not only were the roleplaying games deleted, but also the games with a thought out system went with them. BerkaZerka's "Ant Battle" game was really cool cause everyone got together to fight in a bracket.
Very happy that there are even more members now after all these years.
How Did You Find CYS? on 9/30/2019 5:54:01 PM
Spent those days reading so many CYOAs on this site instead of listening to lectures. I remember the furries, but left around the time the RP section of the forum was removed. Was there a reason for removing roleplay? I remember enjoying reading everyone's characters, especially when it was a game on a grander scale, like Watchers or Morgan's Liminal Academy.
Stop by here every once in awhile for the nostalgia and old faces.
What have I missed on CYS? on 6/30/2017 3:06:30 AM
Great write up. On the same boat as Leo at the moment. The whole situation about Kiel is just unfortunate; really respected him when I was still around what-with all the reviews and writing prompts he hosted. Nice to see some old faces still around, however.
My Side of the Mountain on 10/26/2016 10:53:12 AM
Oh? I preferred Brian's Winter. The Crossing was alright for me, but Winter's description of almost everything was on point (the food, hehe) as far as I remember.
Graduated. Now what? on 5/9/2016 9:36:34 AM
Definitely try to get your foot into the door of whatever you're attempting to major in (or what you want to do in life). Even if you don't know what that is yet, you've still got another 2 years to figure it out.
If not, than just go marry yourself into a rich white family. Should be set for life until the inevitable fallout between your step-brother, your aunt, and the kooky uncle on who gets to keep the majority of the inheritance.
What Makes A Good Villain? on 5/7/2016 6:06:03 PM
Pulling this out from my ventures into anime with an example from Re:Zero.
A trait that I sadly find lacking from the media (aside from the horror genre in general) I watch or read is the sense of dread. Villains are supposed to be terrifying in their own way, and I do enjoy fearing for the protagonist when they meet just as much as I enjoy connecting with the villain.
The main antagonist from Re:Zero, Elsa, does a good job at this. The sense of dread when you finally meet her, the fear you share with the protagonist when they both end up fighting, and the terror of being hunted down by an unknown predator is very refreshing to me.