Mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

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6/18/2024 3:49 AM

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Duel Stats

3 wins / 13 losses


Lauded Sage Exemplar of Avon


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 21198 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

Draw The Land Of CYSTIA! on 6/17/2024 8:47:01 PM
If Malk gets his way we're going to be a star and crescent moon.

What Are Orders? on 6/17/2024 6:36:18 PM
I decided to see who the #20 Warden was: https://chooseyourstory.com/member/?Username=Crissie24 Crissie here wrote a 5/8 game in 2012, that in 2021 Thara commended for some reason, possibly out of pity or by mistake.

Thunderdome 12: Milton vs Petros vs ???? on 6/17/2024 10:42:03 AM
Setting, pacing, proper stakes, and resolution are all important things that will frequently throw people for a loop when asked to do it in under 2000 words.

That's one of the reasons the Thunderdome is fun to inflict on people, everyone waves off the difficulty because it's only 2000 words, how hard can it be? But you need a good grasp on the mechanics of what makes a story work, and to keep a pretty tight rein on what is and isn't necessary to accomplish it all in a small space. The tighter the word count the harder that gets.

And 2000 is actually pretty roomy for a short story, a real challenge would be 1000.

But the fact we can throw random people into a thread like this and have them mostly come out with something recognizeable as a story with a couple hours of typing still speaks to the average CYStian having a pretty good instinct for this.

Thunderdome 12: Milton vs Petros vs ???? on 6/17/2024 8:06:38 AM
Yes, and hilariously. But I have to commend any sufficient text chunks in these threads regardless.

What Are Orders? on 6/16/2024 9:30:15 PM
One needs only 42 comms to break into the top 20 list of Wardenhood. And then you're there to stay, because most of that list are just random people who did something years ago, and now their achievement sits collecting dust with no challengers. As originally conceived, the Warden situation would've been even sadder, JJJ had made it so that only games published after commendations were added could be commended. You'd all be losing Sindriv entirely. And probably most of the others, seriously, no idea who half of them even are.

What Are Orders? on 6/16/2024 8:34:46 PM
Sages really are objectively the best. I know it may seem like we're in an embarrassing third place, but our commendation spread speaks of our members pulling their own weight.

Architects meanwhile are carried by Will and Ogre (who honestly I have always suspected were the same person due to their suspicious unexplained fondness for a certain number...).

And the Marauders have End and Ninja. How the hell is anyone supposed to compete with that?

Even the lowly Wardens owe over a fifth of their comms to Sindriv writing those Homo games several years ago.

What Are Orders? on 6/16/2024 8:22:12 AM
Feels like 2016 again! All we need is more anime avatars!

What Are Orders? on 6/16/2024 8:20:41 AM
Her profile says she's 19, and yes that was pretty much my reaction too.

Article titled Mr. published under articles on 6/16/2024 7:31:16 AM
Anyway, I'll just make a thread later with the content of the original article, and repair the text itself in case solostrike ever comes back and wants to click that button. Looks like it wasn't one of his bigger and more detailed articles so at least there's that. Personally I am going to assume it was @Will11's cat, because somebody has to be assigned blame and Thara hasn't been around.

An Original Short Story by Suranna on 6/16/2024 7:25:29 AM
I've read a lot worse.