mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

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7/23/2021 8:03 PM

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1 win / 6 losses


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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 17600 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 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 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...

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.

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

CYBERPUNK CONTEST 2021 on 7/23/2021 8:03:28 PM
There is that new contest now which accepts any kind of sci fi game...

Google Doodle on 7/23/2021 4:06:33 PM
I don't really keep up with much of anything anymore, but I don't think they ever stopped making games with pixel art, and then there's games like Minecraft and Stardew Valley and Terraria etc that are ridiculously popular. (Assuming that's the thing you were surprised about.)

Google Doodle on 7/23/2021 2:56:46 PM
I take it you don't keep up with the indie game scene much.

Google Doodle on 7/23/2021 11:15:33 AM
Like EYV said, this one is new. You can get it off the Google home page right now. You can look up past Google Doodles too, usually they're dumb minigames you might spend five minutes with and never touch again. This one is charming as heck and insanely elaborate by their standards, obviously somebody really knew what they were doing here and had fun with it. I hope whatever intern this was can use this to launch a game dev career.

Google Doodle on 7/23/2021 7:45:49 AM
Is anyone else playing this? https://www.google.com/?fpdoodle=1&doodle=144867217

Sent was showing off screenshots and I thought he and Tim were lying to me, but no it actually is this elaborate top down Olympics themed RPG full of minigames and mythological Japanese furries. Not sure if/when I'll get a chance to actually play but it looks pretty cute and fun. Be sure to join Green Team, kappas are the best of all options.

CYS Book Club - 19th Century(ish) Adventures on 7/22/2021 10:06:01 PM
Glad to have you joining the club, you always seem so excited about everything! We're aiming to wrap up this thread by the end of August and then let the new one run through September, but of course things can happen.

Interacting Variables on 7/22/2021 10:03:28 PM
%ROLL := 1D6 IF %ROLL = 1 THEN BEGIN %CASH := %CASH - 5 END IF %ROLL = 2 THEN etc Or something close to that anyway. I'm very tired. Important detail is that := always means "change to", while without the colon it's just checking what the number is.

CYS Book Club - 19th Century(ish) Adventures on 7/22/2021 12:37:08 PM
@Avery_Moore @AestheticLlama @PerforatedPenguin @stargirl @Darius_Conwright @ugilick @Will11 @Cupcakitty__13 @BerkaZerka @Cyclonis @hetero_malk @Gower @Valladar @Benajah765 @Klockwerk @Reader555 Pings! I know many of you are away and busy with other things, and a new thread appearing in the Reading Corner should be instantly noticeable anyway, but once you post you are on the list, forever.

End Master's Manifest Destiny Contest on 7/22/2021 10:17:55 AM
Locked! Good luck.

CYS Book Club - 19th Century(ish) Adventures on 7/22/2021 8:02:19 AM
All right, we've had a good break, but time to get the new thread off the ground. Starting with ugilick's suggestion from the last thread, we have King Solomon's Mines, by Sir H. Rider Haggard. To that I'd like to add additional options of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, and The Lost World, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (No relation to Jurassic Park, but there are some dinos just the same....) And for the kidz, since we think of the children here, we'll jump forward a few years to: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (this one was published in 1912, but it takes place in the 1800s so it still counts, shut up) According to wikipedia, King Solomon's Mines is considered to have kicked off the "lost world" genre, usually consisting of (then) modern explorers finding hidden civilizations fill of fabulous wealths that somehow slipped through the cracks, and there have been many many imitators that are still influencing fiction in major ways today. (Looking at you, Wakanda.) Whichever you read, make sure to get the full unabridged version, and not one that's been edited or dumbed down for "modern readers". (The industry's code word for retards.) Also, we're going to be doing these threads a bit differently now, since the old ones tended to get pretty messy, and make it difficult to search back for any particular book discussion when the threads went all over the place and anything could be anywhere. I still like the idea of covering multiple books at a time, that way if somebody's not feeling one or the other they can still participate. And all if you have any other books on this theme that you want to recommend, go right ahead. New thread will be launched in September, and we'll have the major contributors to this one decide on a new theme. All these books are pretty old so it should be easy to find a free copy, but if you're having trouble with that just DM me.