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.)
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.
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.)
MHD has said paying artists with NFT is a scam and that's good enough for me.
I dabble around in Coinbase for fun, don't have anything really against crypto but don't fully understand it either. Some of the people really really into it are entertainingly wacko though and I don't think anyone tries to deny that it often gets used for illegal purposes.
If MeltingPenguin is so against it I'm of the opinion she should just move to China. However her hysterical attentiin whoring doesn't change the fact that the best way to pay artists is just to pay them, not force them into an unregulated and poorly understood digital bartering system.
Further attempts at communication have led us to the conclusion that someone from Nintendo replaced his brain and innards with shiny chrome parts, and he is in fact now programmed to shill their products and do nothing else.
Welcome to the site! Have fun and let us know if you have any questions.
Best thing to get started is really just reading and rating whatever catches your fancy. The featured list on the main storygames page is full of good stuff, and if you can handle a more mixed bag, reading the newest games lets you give authors more immediately helpful feedback.
Y'know I haven't counted the votes yet, but I have a hunch the second story won.
I'm not always keen on heavy reliance on injokes for things like these, but in this case it was an effective tactic and amused me in several places. Corgi...sorry, "FemWolvering" also had a story that was short and sweet and to the point, while demonstrating a flexible and unexpected take on a theme that on the surface seemed to encourage more serious things.
The first story obviously had a lot of effort put in, but the plot was kind of all over the place with two many ideas crammed in for the space there was to work with. A story about a girl getting revenge on her mother's killer, or a ghost getting revenge on her own killer might've been a more direct approach with more room for build up and tension than all these other additions like starving in orphanages and ghost eating pencils. (Formatting was an issue to but I attribute that to being in a rush.)
Probably the most important part of writing a story is recognizing what information contributes to its strengths and what is just unnecessary stuff that distracts. It's really only a lot of reading good books (or even watching movies if you really have an eye for details) and paying attention to where and when and how the writer presents new info and why that gives you a sense for this kind of thing, and that's something you can only do with time and experience. So I think it's obvious Fem's stuff will only improve and the important thing right now is being able to step up to a challenge like this and take all the criticism with a good attitude.
Fem and Corgi, reply to this post so I can give you both commendations for even showing up here to duel, a thing most members would be too lazy for.
Also, all of y'all that were tricked by the fake name are retarded lmao.
Yeah it is nice seeing someone be straight with Jason about his attitude. We frequently get people who come over here to vent, but that hide under different names and then go crawling back under the fence because at the end of the day they still want to publish under CoG. Meanwhile only a couple of people have been chill (or insane) enough to manage dual citizenship.
Avtually, just curious what your account name is over on CoG, because I have noticed you only appear when something like this is going on, complain about Jason a bit and then leave....but to where?