If I don't end up deeply regretting agreeing to this I'm going to be very disappointed in you all. ;~)
Side note: I'll get off my ass and finish one or two long games I've started the last couple of years by next November, but only for CYS.
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I'm not up for writing 100k stories, but I will rate and leave comments!
Glory to CYStia!
It would be stupid for me to falsely declare that I can write a story with 100k+ words.
I will, however, support any decision from the administration of CYStia.
No punching holes for a while, time to go hyperdrive commenting and rating...
I, PerforatedPenguin, request a half an hour of non-commenting, in hopes of searching for an appropriate profile picture, preferably one of a perforated penguin.
There are many ways a penguin can become perforated if you're not too picky.
Hey hey hey!
I like it...!
This will replace "tempPenguin', what I had before...
Alternatively, here's a better drawing but with less emphasis on the penguin. Choose whatever you want, lol.
You know, this is even clearer!
Thank you, very helpful connoisseur!
Always happy to help!
how many are there total?
Let's just say there's a good reason she's giving us an entire year. According to the About Us page, there are currently 1,058 published games on the site. That means you'll probably have to rate two or three per day for the next year if you're to have any hope of getting there. A lot of those should go pretty quickly though, so don't feel too intimidated by those numbers.
Actually, i can make that happen...!
Those are brave words coming from a newbie. Guess now's your chance to prove yourself. Seriously though, good luck! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with this, as there are a lot of good stories floating around on here. Of course, there are some sub-par ones to slog through as well, but those are usually on the shorter end of the spectrum, so your suffering shouldn't be too unreasonable.
"I will!", he shouted through clenched teeth, his mind set upon the wealth and riches brought upon him after the glorious mission has been accomplished.
I, for one, am a huge fan of fantasy. I'm excited for Dark Fantasy, and all the creative stories that will arrive!
Ave, glory to Cystia.
Not sure I'll be able to contribute a 100k game anytime soon, but I have been feeling pretty motivated lately, so maybe it's time to start channeling some of that energy into this site again. Time to crack open an old WIP or two. Anyways, I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who are sick of the PC crap going on in most of the general writing community as a whole because of the way it waters down anything actually interesting, so getting our name out will make it clear that there are other people out there who share their sentiments. I'd love to see this site get bigger, so shoot me that subreddit link once someone gets around to setting it up.
There appears to be an empty subreddit that's been sitting there for 3 years.
https://www.reddit.com/r/CYS is unmodded, and anyone can take it over upon request.
Not entirely sure why anyone would use reddit rather than the forum though. They seem redundant.
You're right. It would probably be wise to advertise CYS stories on general purpose interactive fiction or even writing subreddits. I'm not aware of any large ones that would allow it though.
Seems like it was mostly Discord drama. That being the purpose of Discord.
TLDR some teenager from another site argued with someone from here, and a thread was made here to share the screenshots. Then there was some discord harassment from their friends and downrating of CYS games that were on the IF wiki. (Maybe here too, I'm not sure.)
Then somehow they got a mod at the intfiction forum to ban mizal and Endmaster over it all. I'd never been to that forum but I understand it's the nexus of all evil now and needs to be taken down for the good of the free world, or something like that. I lost track of how many people were involved or how they were all connected.
This thread is mostly about getting commissioned art as a reward for good behavior, but I'm not sure how many people will read that far.
I'm just waiting for someone from intfiction to come in here and throw a fit abour how this is an attack equivalent to the Holocaust. I'm sure some people will take one look at this thread and start calling us Nazis without actually reading the thing.
Honestly given that one of their "leaders" is too much of a faggot to actually confront anyone directly and encourages that sort of faggotry over there, I'd be really surprised if anyone actually was brave enough to even do that much.
That makes for such a boring war though. I was hoping for a little more drama and chaos. How else am I supposed to entertain myself?
Killa misspelled "End Master" for the new category.
He got close, I guess...
I figured it was just a term of endearment he used.
I believe I said All of it and Gladly. ;~)
I offer you my sword.
(But only figuratively Mizal, I'm still a minor.)
Maybe this will finally be the push I need to finish one of my planned storygames. They'll be epic enough if I can just figure out how to handle the branching. I would love to have art of the main characters.
Like any good war, national holidays should be planned afterward for all of the CYStian heroes!
Failing that, there should be moment of silence for the dead.
I planned to write one of my longer stories anyway. Since I've wasted half the year being busy in real life, I'll try to commit to finished one long story in the second half. No need for the commission, this is good motivation for me to actually write a long story. If one person comments, "It'a good but I wish it was longer." Then I have failed. All of my stories have a comment like that. Also, I make no promises that it will be good. It's my first sci-fi story after Mizal convinced me to start that rather than continue my lame fantasy epic.
The Assassination of Endmaster by the Coward Hanon
I'm not much of a writer but I'll try to rate more of what I read, I feel very called out here.
Of course! Join us, for the Glory of CYStia!!!
I still haven't fulfulled my goal of ten ratings yet....
I'm just trying to do my part. This site might be a shithole, but it's my shithole.
I see this as a major success, too! :]
I'm not sure about being able to crank out another large game anytime soon, but I could work on finishing moving Blade of the Hollow over here, sprucing it up with actual variables so it works like I'd originally intended, and actually writing the rest of the ending pages.
I'll try to set aside some time to write some reviews as well.
Neat to see there's still drama around here
I'm a bit busy with assignments and end of year exams now, but I would try to finish a 100k story during my school holiday and read/ rate more stories when I can.
I used to teach these classes of 600ish engineers and marking those exams was the worst most soul-destroying work ever conceived by mankind. The really absolute worst is if you get one who is clearly struggling on question one, then do well on question 2 and you think 'hey maybe you learned something after all'. Invariably, question 3 and 4 will just be empty pages. Marking that stuff really literally gave me nightmares.
The whole idea of having exams is actually pretty silly, particularly for maths. Exams test if people can repeat learned tasks under stress and that is about the opposite of what maths actually is. Particularly working in the UK,I felt my job was not really to teach people. It felt what the government was asking me to do was give some proportion of students bad marks so that they would be more accepting of the boring jobs and bad pay that the higher tiers of society would assign them to.
When I finally quit and moved to California my wage more than doubled and generally my life became much more sane. Really made me wonder why I hadn't done this earlier.
Edit: marking (B.E.) = grading (A.E.)
However, take home exams may be the way to go for this sort of thing. Sure, people can cheat. But really, when you start getting to the upper division undergraduate stuff, in order to cheat you have to at least know something, otherwise you won't know where to look.
Side note: did I cheat? Well, I went to my former linear algebra professor for help on that damned coupled isolation problem. If I recall correctly, she helped me with using the Jacobian to do a coordinate transformation, and with some chain rule stuff. It helped. That might have been cheating though. (to this day I remember very little of it, because I never went far enough to get a job in the field, unless you count tutoring, which evolved to doing homework for money ;) )