ugilick, The Apprentice Scrivener

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2/2/2024 12:34 AM

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95 wins / 56 losses





Hello There,

I'm total garbage. Look somewhere else.

"I didn't have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote a long one."

- Mark Twain

Updated 3/11/2023

Weeks behind schedule: 4

Total Word Count: 28000+

Daily Word Count: -

Best Daily Count: 2333

Consecutive Days: 006

1st week average: 626

2nd week average: 1010

3rd week average: 428

4th week average: 757

5th week average: 1179

Goal Words Daily: -


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Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Given by BerkaZerka on 01/09/2017 - In memorial of some damn di Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 04/20/2011 - 3J Treasure Hunt Winner 2011!


Auspicious Dawn

Maybe someday

Debts and Lessons
Maybe someday

One Flesh
Holding this title for later.

Recent Posts

INTRODUCING on 10/26/2023 10:46:30 PM
If it were me, I would stick with brokenbanana.

Thunderdome 9: Wizzy vs Darkspawn on 10/25/2023 8:18:44 PM
With a flourish of my control hand I used the copy and paste spells on story A, bringing it into my google drive tome. Using the Search Digital Document Spell I discovered 26 instances of the word Spell. Using the google chrome calculator spell I discovered that the word spell made up 1.3% of all words in the story. Incredible to think the mage had spent two months simply trimming down the length of the incantation. I don’t see why you felt the need to rattle off names. You should show us what the magic is doing, instead of telling us these oddly modern sounding and autodescriptive names. I think the second story has some pacing problems. For example, we don’t need all the details on the battle with the dragon. Suffice to say that many mighty heroes and beloved friends sacrificed their lives to give the wizard a desperate chance to put an end to that bestial and ancient evil. I vote for story B.

Sentinel's ULTIMATE ANIMAL ABUSE COMPENDIUM on 3/24/2023 2:14:25 PM
I got to the dog one and now I need a break. Why did you decide to include so many similar animals? Done.

A Rant About The Chronicles of Narnia on 3/24/2023 1:09:04 PM
The space trilogy is absolutely incredible. The Unman from Perelandra has always stood out to me as one of the best antagonists I've ever read. I also read the bit about Tolkien failing to deliver on his end of the bargain. They had agreed that there hadn't been enough good science fiction lately.

Prompt Contest 2 Results (Such as they are) on 3/18/2023 11:36:13 AM
I'm sorry to have come across that way. It's not my intention. Lots of people didn't publish a story at all, and that number doesn't bother me. There was zero investment in people signing up (Except the prompt being gone). The number of story games generated during the time limit is admirable. Many of these games are pretty good. These contests are a great tradition for the community here. They push us and prioritize finishing. Everyone's personal goal need only be outperforming your past self, or else learning and broadening your skill set. I tried something that didn't really work for me, but I learned a lot.

Prompt Contest 2 Results (Such as they are) on 3/18/2023 2:30:22 AM
Really, really impressive work by a lot of people. Congratulations to everyone.

CoG staff pissing off their base AGAIN on 3/17/2023 4:48:36 AM
Another reminder of what a haven this place has always been.

EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 3/16/2023 9:50:20 AM
Thanks for doing this.

EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 3/15/2023 11:11:51 PM
It isn't everything I hoped for, but it is something! I learned a lot about planning and pacing these things. It would have been much easier to write something fully linear, instead of mostly linear like it ended up being. Hopefully I'll salvage most of the writing currently sitting in my "cut content" folder.

The Painting of Red

EDIT: (a couple hours later) I just found a "choose destination" window open in my tabs. I'm terrified that some link or another is going to be broken.

Prompt Contest Progress Thread on 3/15/2023 7:05:32 PM
I think we have different goals. I suspect we have vastly different amounts of time set into our respective projects. I would have spent more time if I had it, but presently I'm about tapped out. I fell asleep at this keyboard a few hours ago. This was frightening enough that I have an alarm set an hour before the deadline. I think it's really great how many people submit stories for these now. It's a great community drive. Chiefly, you should be competing with yourself. Work to produce a slightly better product each time. That's how you win the contest in the most important regard.