Avatar and other art by the amazing MadHattersDaughter unless otherwise noted. Hi. If you're browsing with a PC, you should get the Chrome or Firefox site extension made by BradinDvorak. It lets you set dark mode from your profile and improves formatting for a better reading experience along with various other improvements and an overall facelift for the site. NOTICE: I'm not currently able to proofread on request. Just make a thread in the Writing Workshop and someone will usually volunteer to look over your story. I try to read all WW threads anyhow, I just don't like to make promises because I fear commitment! Also, Agent of Order, Inseparable, and Silver Horn, Silver Hooves are currently the only of my stories I'd recommend anyone bother with, unless you're just out to harvest points. Most others are joke games or rushed for this or that deadline or prompt and hell I can't even remember anymore which are still up or why. For something short (very short) and sweet, do check out the entries in the Tiny 'Topia thread. The theme is dystopic and utopic storygames in 2250 words or less. But if you're wanting a recommendation of a random story that is good, check out: Winter, After the Harvest. (Will be updating this spot
weekly monthly, whenever I remember to.) And the rest of this profile has been SCRUBBED!!! I am now one step closer to actually rewriting it. (CYS flag by Sentinel) Thanks to @AestheticLlama for the badge, I will now use my amazing HTML skills to try and get it into my trophy rack. Here goes, woop. ...close enough.
You harvest in the Arena.
Every machine needs a function, and that is yours.
Written for the Tiny 'Topia challenge.
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.
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.)
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.)
It doesn't matter what they say...
...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.
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.)
THE PURITY AND INTENSITY OF MY HATE IS LIKE A THOUSAND MERCILESS, UNQUENCHABLE SUNS.
AND YET, I ONLY NEED ONE...
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.)
Dedicated to the good people of COG.
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.
What do you like in a review?
on 5/6/2021 9:54:19 PM
Okay so I'm not asking for anyone's personal review strategy here, this is a thread for the people reading the reviews, either on their own work or elsewhere. What kind of comments and reviews do you most appreciate getting on your work? What kind do you feel the opposite about?
As for myself, I do have a lot of appreciation for the well crafted essay-review, one that feels nice and together and makes clear points and backs them up. Really this carries over to anything else too, if I really like a reviewer I'll read what they have to say on movies and games I've never even glanced at and would probably never be interested enough to get around to checking out on my own.
But none of that is to say that a good review needs to be incredibly lengthy. Some people (occasionally myself included) approach these things like they're due for a class and there's a minimum word count. I do sometimes get every so slightly annoyed coming across a long comment that really boils down to padding and filler, just a lot of vaguely related words that don't really say anything useful or specific. Less is more is a good rule of thumb for any form of writing.
Still, IMO the ideal review should contain at least a *few* details and insights. Otherwise, I could write five hundred ultra vague words about anything, even a storygame I never read. Anyone could do that, which is why I'd find criticism that brought up a specific thing to complain about infinitely more useful than 'good job, I liked it' or whatever.
Rants and tangents are always an entertaining read, although not always the the reason the person writing them intends.
And finally, my favorite comment on my unicorn game is actually just a short paragraph by a person without an account. I just felt like they really grasped what I was going for and got straight to the point. Meanwhile on the same game, there's an essay length review I don't care for at all. So go figure that.
CYS Book Club?
on 5/6/2021 9:03:22 PM
I definitely intend to check that trilogy out after the mentions in this thread.
Finding a good chunk of time to read is a bit difficult right now though, and I always feel like any extra time should be spent on something productive around the house of at least the site. But I'm going to give King Solomon's Mines a look for sure as well. Any idea how close the movie was?
Anyway, I'll make the new thread this weekend. And hopefully do my own write ups of the last two books.
on 5/6/2021 8:29:13 PM
Reminder that we had a dude asking us to fulfill his cuckold fetish today. All things are relative.
on 5/6/2021 8:14:26 PM
I saw your profile earlier and was really curious who might want to go to another site and message some completely random stranger.
Better luck this time around anyway. When that posting urge comes, maybe just examine it really closely.
on 5/6/2021 8:10:18 PM
Some might consider this pretty cringe, but me, I'm just relieved to see an improvement on the gay anime shit you were all about before.
CYS Book Club?
on 5/6/2021 8:06:01 PM
Well most people who do evil shit have some kind of background that led them to do those things. Running an authoritarian police state forcing all these rabbits into these unnatural lives against their will, and killing and making "examples" of the ones who try to escape is pretty evil no matter how you slice it though, he caused way more misery to others than was ever caused to him. Having a sad backstory can explain a lot of things, but not excuse them.
on 5/6/2021 1:30:20 PM
Well with an intro like that you're just begging for the full body cavity special, but fortunately/unfortunately I left all my rubber gloves at home.
on 5/6/2021 12:04:40 PM
How's this coming along? Seems like I've been seeing you online a lot lately.
Let's Play Skybreak!
on 5/6/2021 11:58:11 AM
Probably won't be able to update this until Saturday afternoon/evening.
In the meantime, you guys might like another game by the same author called Tingalan. (https://www.adrift.co/game/1487
File size of the downloadable version is bigger than usual, because I think it has sound? But the game itself is played the same basic way Skybreak is, only instead of fun adventures in space you'll be wandering a forest that's not a forest in a night on the edge of the Night, losing your sanity to horrible things and probably never figuring out how to properly navigate as the trees grow deeper.
CoG cleaning up its revolting community
on 5/6/2021 11:28:37 AM
It basically seems like the average CoG forum user and community participator (at this stage of things) is where they try to farm their authors from, while the average CoG reader is some normal retarded teenager like Kar or Ace.
So the forum goers like most "creative types" not given any reality checks for their egos are about how you'd expect, whining about their feelings all over the place and mentally fragile and so on. Some of them, I don't think they CAN leave, because where else will they find a forum where everyone strokes their ego for talking about a story they're thinking of writing, or one that provides a "feelings" thread where they can go on about how they imagine throwing themselves in front of every truck that passes them by because they're sad for no reason again. We can't just assume they perceive and react to things like other people would.