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End Master’s Prompt Contest 3

3 months ago

                       END MASTER’S PROMPT CONTEST 3

                   

Deadline: 11:59 PM (EST) April 1st, 2024

Reward: Both barrels if you fuck up.

It’s another new year and another contest for all of you to fail spectacularly at. The last prompt contest we had was pretty fucking miserable with a lot of you getting SHAMED even with 3 extensions. This is on top of those that managed to get double, triple, sent to Detroit or outright banned.

But enough about your past failures, time to focus on your future ones.

Now you may see that the deadline is quite a long time off, which means you figure you’ll have tons of time to slack off and then not turn in anything at the last second. Well, you can still do that and who knows, maybe there will be an extension again. 

However, to prevent last minute slap and dash half assed stories when there really shouldn’t be given the generous amount of time you have, I’ll be a little more specific on what I’m looking for so it’s a simple enough task even for you.

My shortest story is around 9000 words. 31 separate pages with 30 choices. Each path goes 4 pages deep. This is a length 3 size story, it was written in a few days and it still has a respectable rating despite being over a decade old.

I’m pointing this out, because THIS is what I’m going to compare it to as far as the minimum quality level is concerned.

So if you ARE going to wait until the last minute (or just want to write something short) it is entirely possible to make something good that doesn’t need to be long. Now obviously you don’t need to match this exactly, but what I don’t want to see is twenty pages each with one fucking choice especially since about the only one who can usually pull that off successfully is fucking Ninja and last I checked none of you fuckers were in second place around here. (Let alone first)

Now on the other end of the spectrum and if you’re ambitious enough to spend your time wisely to use the entire two months you have, there are plenty examples of stories under 100,000 words that still have a sufficient amount of pages and branching. (I won’t point out more of mine for that would be too vulgar a display of power)

This is a CYS contest not an IFaggot Thing run by fucktard Mormons where you win the top spot by writing some linear bullshit that’s going on about exploring your fee fees due to your confused gender because your uncle bad touched you as a child. 

This also isn’t perpetually unfinished CoG faggotry where you focus on 100 types of furry chicks with dicks just to cater to every degenerate’s tastes instead of actually focusing on something like plot, story, good writing, etc.

If I see a lack of effort, you’re getting SHAMED with the rest of the losers who didn’t turn in shit. 

Quality folks. If you can’t produce it then don’t even bother fucking entering.

Speaking of losers this is a chance for you lot in the triple SHAMED level to participate. Here’s your shot at redemption and it’s more than you deserve, you scum.

In any case, if you’re joining the contest pick a prompt from the list below. When you’re done writing your story be sure to post a link to it in this thread.

That’s about it for now, unless I think of something else to change as needed.

Good luck and surprise me with competence for a change. (Like most of you did for the first prompt contest)

1) A story surrounding a violent championship sporting event. WizzyCat DONE

2) A story involving a peaceful day in the park. StoryTurtle DONE

3) A story starting with the discovery of the entrance to a hidden secret room. DireRyse DONE

4) A story involving a dangerous hunting competition. This can be any setting. EbonVasilis SHAME

5) A story about a society on the verge of a Golden Age experiencing a cataclysmic disaster. Darius_Conwright DONE

6) A story involving inheriting something valuable from a dead relative. MrAce321 SHAME

7) A story involving dinosaurs. Alienrun SHAME

8) A story about an underwater adventure. snowfall SHAME

9) A story set in a lunatic asylum. AssessYourAsses SHAME

10) A story where the protagonist has a dangerous addiction or obsession that drives the plot. TheChef SHAME

11) A story about building a harem. Kezmark DONE

12) A story about returning to your childhood home and stumbling across a terrible secret. elad771 SHAME

13) A story about a band of mercenaries. corgi213 DONE

14) A story written in the epistolary style (Told through journal entries or letters). fresh_out_the_oven SHAME

15) A story heavily driven by a love/hate relationship with the antagonist. Suranna SHAME

16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead. Ford SHAME

17) A story about naval warfare. mazdark SHAME

18) A story involving a floating city. MadHattersDaughter DONE

19) A story involving trying to survive some sort of disaster while also protecting/saving at least one loved one. (This can be any type of setting) AllMight SHAME

20) A story about rebuilding after a war. Mizal DONE

21) A story about a pacifist protagonist. TheCanary SHAME

22) A story involving a war with giants (Can even be a war with giants fighting each other) enterpride DONE

23) A story about being a slave trader. Petros DONE

24) A story involving a major festival within the fairy world. granolagoth SHAME

25) A story involving playing as a bigoted superhero. prithvish SHAME

26) A story revolving around carrying out a terrorist attack (Yes, you can even do a mundane school shooting). benholman44 DONE

27) A story involving playing as any historical figure. (Up to you on how close you want to stick to their life) MiltonManThing DISQUALIFIED

28) A story based around carrying out genocide. Setting doesn’t matter. Mystery Contestant (Malk) DONE

29) A story involving court intrigue while attempting to seduce one (or more!) of your relatives. 4Sunny4 SHAME

30) A story about becoming a famous musician. Can be any type of music or setting. sunshineboi SHAME

31) A story where you are the survivor of a failed dungeon expedition. TypewriterCat SHAME

32) A story about a siege. This can be from the attackers or defenders (or both) point of view. frank2 SHAME

33) A story set on a planet with a harsh environment (Ice world, barren desert, toxic air, etc). DerPrussen SHAME

34) A story where you travel back in time to set wrong what once went right. DBNB SHAME

35) A story involving a literal retarded protagonist. BalthusGreene SHAME

36) A story where you’re the last of your kind (Doesn’t need to be human). Yummyfood SHAME

37) A story about being a cartographer hired to map out an unexplored area (Can be any setting). Lux_Inferni SHAME

38) A story about being a collector of exotic very rare or unique things. (Of any kind) SableFancy111 SHAME

39) A story about being the leader of a post apocalyptic gang SpartacustheGreat SHAME

40) A story involving a space station. AwritingHobo SHAME

41) A story about making a deal with a demon/devil. PerforatedPenguin DONE

42) A story set in an area ravaged by a plague or famine. goodnight_a DONE

43) A story involving body horror. Sherbet DONE

44) A story set in a town getting ready to make its yearly sacrifice. GeniusPancake DONE

45) A story involving an underground society. CoolGuy69 SHAME

46) A story about a homemaker protagonist while their significant other leaves for battle for extended periods of time (Soldier, raider, merc, etc) Wildblue SHAME

47) A story about founding a new religion. Cats_R_Us SHAME

48) A story about redemption of past misdeeds. (And as if it needs to be said, you can’t redeem a pedo) Bezro DISQUALIFED

49) A story involving a war between two galactic super powers fighting over planet Earth. (Humans are the “primitives” caught in the middle) CaptainFalcon SHAME

50) A story involving a retired villain. (Not looking for redemption, just trying to enjoy retirement or at least semi-retirement) CavusRex (Songbird Vagabond) SHAME

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I'll take any prompt 41 for 250 points.

2024 will be my year.

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Locked in.

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I'll take 23

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Locked.

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#20

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Locked (Not that it matters)

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I'm in, prompt 43.

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Locked in

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Number 31 for me, please.

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Locked.

I know you'll do well.

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Ok, I'm in for 34.

34) A story where you travel back in time to set wrong what once went right.
 

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Locked

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Prompt 10, please.

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congrats

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Prompt 21 please

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Locked.

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I'll take #33

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Locked

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I have now read the OP and would like to change my pick to 16

for 500

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Locked (again)

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15 for 200 points. 

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Locked

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I'm full of bad and impulsive decisions... Prompt 37, please!

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Locked.

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I'll take 30.

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Locked

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I'll take prompt 5

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Wait, do we bet on points?

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Some people certainly do seem to believe this is the case.

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This made me realize that End forgot to append "and everyone is heterosexual, capable of doing a push up, and doesn't wear clogs" to the end of that prompt, but it's definitely meant to be there.

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I feel like Darius MIGHT be able to accomplish those last two, but the first one is going to always be an impossibility for him.

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I'll add all three just out of spite

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Sister attraction shouldn't count as straight in my opinion

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Just wanted to thank you. This comment is what inspired me to write the first part of my story. My original plan was 'tortured emo wants to slaughter the high school' until you gave me the idea to add brother-sister relations. Then I was thinking redneck till I finally settled on inbred blue blood.

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Could I have prompt 24 please?

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Locked

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No mystery box this year?

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Yeah I don't feel like coming up with something, having to talk to someone secretly in a PM and then having to remember what the hell I assigned in the first place.

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46 is a bit ununusual, I'm interested.


Why do I keep coming back here and doing this to myself

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Locked

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13

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WOOO!

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Number 28 has been locked in by "Mystery Contestant"

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A Mystic-ry Contestant?

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That doesn't look like a prompt she'd pick.

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Number 42, please.

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The answer to life, the universe, and everything.

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Prompt 26, please 

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Locked

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No.2 please!

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Locked.

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I'll take 36.

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Locked

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14

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Locked

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18

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Locked in.

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I'll take 32

 

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Locked

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Along with some fresh noob faces, I see some older CYStians rising from their dead slumber for this one. Wildblue, frank2 and everyone’s favorite background character from that infamous past Edgelord contest episode, benholman.

Half of the prompts taken already and its only day 2. 

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The first week of a new year is the perfect time for these, everyone's resolved to write and won't slack off until the second week.

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I think I am ahead of everyone else. I began slacking off yesterday.

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I literally watch the Columbine basement tapes to soothe myself to sleep. This shouldn't be difficult. I do have a bad habit of writing stories and not finishing them (ADHD) but I've set myself a minimum limit of 300 words a day. That's 2100 a week. I got this. 

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EDIT: Can I get some clarification before I dive in to anything actually? For Prompt 45, does underground society mean a literal underground society, or something like a resistance movement?

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Prompts are usually open to interpretation, although End might be better at answering that question.

Also you're locked in.

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I originally had a literal underground society in mind, but I figured someone might interpret it the other way too so either one is fine.

And locked like Mystic already said.

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Both. Both is good.

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I choose prompt 1

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My ass is locked in

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For Malk's bidet?

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I didn't think he'd be willing to wager something so valuable, but I'd be happy to fight over it

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44 if I'm allowed to sacrifice humans

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I mean that was sort of the point.

If anything I just made it more general just in case someone DIDN'T want to sacrifice humans for some weird reason.

Locked

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The story of Cain having his cabbages rejected.

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Avatar The Last Airbender My Cabbages GIF - Avatar The Last Airbender My  Cabbages Screaming - Discover & Share GIFs

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#47 please

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locked in, o' great prophet

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hear our wisdom...you can only be loved as well as you love
:3

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Wtf lol

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This is why the pit will never go hungry.

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I'll take 12

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This website seems fun, I have always loved choose your own adventure books, and read many as a kid and now it's cool to find a bunch of people that decided to make their own. Wish I'd thought to come earlier

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Commended by Ford on 1/7/2024 4:59:29 AM
@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest, and that Endmaster seemed pretty serious about expecting quality output.

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LOCKED, good luck

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I'll take nine.

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Locked.
Have fun.

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Have you assessed any interesting asses recently?

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Fuck it. I'd like to order one 22, please.

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Locked

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Can I get a 48 large?

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Locked

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39

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Locked

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Btw it's 2 months, not 3

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I'll take a 50 for 50.

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LOCKED, good luck!

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I'm going to assume said villain doesn't have to be super nor does he have to be the protagonist. Might still make them one of those things, but throwing that out there to be sure.

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Nah, can just be a plain old villain. Probably easier to write the story if you make him the protagonist though.

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I'll take a crack at 38:
38) A story about being a collector of exotic very rare or unique things. (Of any kind)

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Locked

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Hello, I'm choosing #17 (naval warfare), I hope I'll be able to make something readable.

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Good luck!

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I'll take prompt #3!

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Locked

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Oh yeah, this exists

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Whoa, 38 entrants already. Is this the highest number of sign ups in history?

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The prompt contests always have a big turn out. Look at the last two, they were even more popular. It's very likely a few more will show up to join this one. Although iirc the previous one was helped along by fresh prompts being rolled out every so often.

Of course the number who actually show up with entries can vary a lot.

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From the completely unofficial records I have, the largest number of entrants was in EM's prompt contest #1, which had 50 official entrants. Second was EM's prompt contest #2, which had 49.

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Even if we get just the 38 that joined to all turn in quality stories, that will still be a more successful contest than the first one which had 29 out of 50. (And definitely better than the second one which had 18 out of 49).

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We have mutually as a community agreed never to discuss the second one.

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Because it helps in the judging period and is useful for people coming across the stories later on: entrants should include the details of the prompt they picked in the game description.

Maybe this should be added to the rules, it's always fun to disqualify people who aren't paying attention on a technicality.

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@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead.".

I know you've been really busy achievement hunting in Noita, but this might be a good weekend to think up a plot.

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thanks, I'm open to suggestions

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Commended by Darius_Conwright on 1/14/2024 11:58:22 AM
Suggestion:

The subject line crackled like lightning across your screen: "Alive and kicking, old friend."

Your pulse echoed the jolt, each beat reverberating with a name you hadn't dared whisper in years: Amelia. Dead Amelia. Vanished Amelia, consumed by the icy depths of the Arctic five summers ago.

You clicked open the email, fingers shaking like leaves in a hurricane. The text was brief, devoid of emojis or flourishes, just stark words that punched you in the gut: "Iceland. Northern Lights. Midnight. Come alone."

Amelia's signature, a jagged mountain range scrawled with a familiar defiance, sat beneath.

The email crackled again, not on screen, but in the embers of your memory. Laughter etched in wind-chapped cheeks, shared mugs of cocoa under star-dusted skies, the whispered secrets under the aurora borealis' emerald glow. Amelia, your fearless partner in every adventure, your confidante, your soul sister.

Then, the ice. The creaking groan, the sickening lurch, the icy plunge that swallowed her whole. You'd clung to hope, trawled the frigid waters, your screams swallowed by the howling blizzard. But after weeks, the rescue teams abandoned their search, leaving you with a gnawing hollowness and a relentless echo of "what if."

Now, this. A lifeline from the abyss, or a cruel mirage spun by grief?

You reread the email, scrutinizing every pixel, searching for a hidden code, a digital ghost. Nothing. It was Amelia's voice, raw and unfiltered, pulling you towards the frozen north.

Fear battled with a desperate yearning. Could you bear the hope, only to have it shatter like ice beneath your feet? Yet, could you deny the chance, however slim, to see her alive?

Two paths forked before you, each shrouded in uncertainty.

Delete the email. Bury the embers of hope beneath the ashes of grief. Return to the carefully constructed normalcy of your life, the phantom limb of Amelia's absence a dull ache you'd learned to manage.

Pack a bag, book a flight, and face the midnight aurora in Iceland. Embrace the possibility, however terrifying, that Amelia might be waiting, a living, breathing testament against the odds.

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Great first page. Very wholesome that you're helping a lost cause. 

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Ford isn't going to read this.

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this is cool, might go with it. all I had for initial ideas was a ghibli-esque world where a witch running a shop of some kind gets a letter from a school friend that died in some adventure post-graduation. The other idea was a more realistic setting where you recently attended the funeral of your twin sibling only to get a letter with a childhood secret code word in it and you go off to a weird culty town where people believe you're your twin who has cheated death but lost memories in the process.

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It feels so weird to be writing again.

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Looking forward to mizal's masterpiece even if it's weird ٩( ᐛ )و

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With this contest going, I hope and believe this is the year she ascends to her rightful place as the number 1 Sage.

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It is indeed ridiculous that Steve still holds the top spot after being dead for years.

I thought BZ was going to fix the problem once and for all with his vampire game, but alas.

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I'd like to go for Prompt #35.

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Locked

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Prompt no. 25 - Playing as a bigoted Hero. Thanks.

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This moment seven years in the making.

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I hope you pull through. Hint: get started now

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10 more prompts left.

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Wasn't a fan of the prompts that were left when I discovered this contest like a week late, so I didn't want to join. However I think I have an idea, so count me in for 6. I'm busier than I was for the last contest I fucked up, and I actually don't know how I'll find the time to write. However, I'm going to make my new best story or submit nothing, no inbetween.

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LOCKED, NO TURNING BACK NOW

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Same as with Ford, I'm just relieved it wasn't the harem.

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I almost picked the court one, sounded cool but I don't write goofy enough for it and I'm not good enough to make seducing family members serious. That was my main problem with the fairy tale contest. Like all I read is sci-fi and fantasy, so I just don't know how to write in other tones, like fairy tale or comedy

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Seems like the intelligent thing to have done would have been to pick the space station prompt given that you're into scifi.

Though an even better idea would have been not joining at all if you were busy. However, it's all of your trouble and none of my own on that front.

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I'm starting Soon™

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@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

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Many thanks

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I'll take 4.

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Locked

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damn that's crazy

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"bartender! ill have a #40 on the rocks." said the nervous wreck of an writer doing his darndest to seam as though there was a modicum of skill within there head, there wasn't.

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Locked, good luck!

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2 months ago
Surprised it took so long for someone to take that prompt.

(Psst. That would be "seem" and "their head".)

--your friendly neighborhood proofreader

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seams like youn've do grate

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The extension is nice but I think we already know who won...

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I thought petros was joking about the extension

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@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

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Just realized it would've been so much funnier if we'd told him a different prompt every week.

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Only to us. There's no way he would have noticed.

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Can I have 29? (I should have come earlier (⁠´⁠ ⁠.⁠ ⁠.̫⁠ ⁠.⁠ ⁠`⁠) )

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Good luck locked

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Are you sure you're old enough for that one?

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Nothing the traumatizing horrors of Wattpad have not prepared me for.

Besides, who says I have to be explicit?

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7
number 7
I want number 7
The one with the dinosaurs
that one

Normally I'd leave the message at that but since I'm new here (first post) I might as well explain what my deal is (I've done a bit of lurking for a few months)

First seeing this place and how yall act triggered my ptsd to 10 years ago when I joined a different forum and made every mistake imaginable. (I'm 28) Ie I was very cringe. Thankfully that's behind me now.

Only concern I have/had about this contest (besides joining late) was that I'm currently in the middle of writing a much bigger novel (which I will then extend to a proper story game). But honestly there's no reason why I can't write two stories at once...seems like a good way to break off from my main project! lol :P

My main goal is to write something that feels authentic to myself...since I know I'm not going to win by going uber tryhard when I haven't developed the proper writing etiquette to pull that off properly yet (though I suppose someone will tell me to try anyways so I can see my shortcomings as clear as possible so I can learn more...whatevs tho. If I had to justify every decision I made I'd never get anything done!) (I sometimes wonder if me being math > writing as a kid is a mental block or not...I suppose it doesn't matter since mental blocks aren't actually real tho! ;) )

Look forward to flailing with yall! Godspeed/goodluck and all that! :D

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2 months ago
Welcome, and good luck! You don't seem like the kind of person that will annoy anyone here if you're worried about that.

It's definitely not too late to join or to get a full length story out. In the beginning we had two months, and now with the extension we still have two months. Lucky thing for all the people who haven't started yet.

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2 months ago

If you deliver something within the deadline, you're already better than statistically 60 percent of the participants. In such competitions there are most of the time 2 or 3 stand out works. (Being a try hard only gives you more brownie points here, so don't worry too much.)

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2 months ago
Is this about writing a straight up story from start to finish, or a storygame with branching paths? If it's the former, I might try my hand at this. If the latter, then I'll pass this time and consider learning whatever system there is for creating storygames.

I know I'm also replying late so I apologize. I haven't been on here in a while to read.

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2 months ago
locked for the ensuing wave of mocking

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2 months ago
I genuinely don't know. I looked over the contest info and the most I could really determine was that he was going to be comparing stories to his shortest one, but he said that was about quality.

If it's a storygame, just let me know and I'll retract my potential entry. If it's a story I can write from start to end without being concerned about figuring out the storygame process this late, then I could join and give it a shot.

#8 if I can just write a complete story without choices or branching paths

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2 months ago
locked in for 8, good luck.

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2 months ago
Thank you, Ford

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2 months ago
Far as I know the task is to write an interactive, preferably branching story. Apparently the last time someone submitted a linear game he got laughed out of the contest.

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2 months ago
Ford's implication is that I've been given the go ahead to write a non-interactive story. I asked and gave a condition that I'll enter if the contest is accepting linear stories. If some people feel the need to laugh at me for lacking knowledge and asking for that knowledge, then those people are weird. I feel I've been rather respectful to the contest and its contesters by asking before I picked a prompt.

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2 months ago

lol


Of course we will all laugh at you because this site is an IF site.  Of course it's an interactive story. EVERY published story on this site is supposed to meet that criteria.  How can anyone not understand that???

I look forward to your entry at #8 or your more probable casting into the shame pit.

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2 months ago
Do you not understand the idea that someone might not have that information and is therefore asking for that information? There is no reason for me to preemptively believe that a storygame site COULDN'T host a linear story event just for fun. That's why I asked before picking a prompt.

If I'm being purposefully misled into writing a linear story for this event, and then you all go "har har har it was supposed to be interactive all along!" then that's on you.

Perhaps next time people on this site should just tell others straight-up when they ask such questions instead of jerking their chain.

I already wrote up story notes for the entry and was about to draw something to go along with the story as a cover art.

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2 months ago

No, I don't understand that idea.  Every contest ever on this site is IF.

Nobody is saying a linear story is an acceptable contest entry.  You need to add choices and branches to your plan or you will be shamed.

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2 months ago
Ok. If I figure out the process and make a plan to work it into my story, then I will.

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2 months ago
You did nothing wrong. Your only mistake was taking Ford's message as the go ahead instead of waiting for End whose contest this is to respond. His response will most likely be that it needs to be interactive though.

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2 months ago
I assumed Ford was some sort of helper for EndMaster, seeing as I got put on the list for #8. I'm being deliberately misled but I don't care, I've already got a sick story planned and I'm gonna do my best regardless. I won't win, but I'll enjoy what I put out.

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2 months ago
Someone publishing a story with no choices on a site that exists for choice based fiction might also be weird.

I don't laugh when these things happen though, I just sort of beat my head against the nearest wall a few minutes.

Whether or not linear fiction is possible on a case by case basis I suppose really depends on the ratings a game ends up with. I guess you may be able to pull it off if you're like ninjapitka. But he is a master of disguise.

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2 months ago
I don't know how to write a storygame, but since I've already been dubiously locked in under false pretenses, I suppose I have to try. I've been planning the story out today so I'll try to think about how I can incorporate choices as well.

From your perspective, you already know everything on this site must be choice-based fiction, including these writing contests. From my perspective, I was not aware that it extended to the writing contests, hence why I asked.

Anyway, thank you to the individuals that have given me these warnings, I'll try my best.

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2 months ago
If you fail to make your game interactive, just blame it on Ford...

I'm sure everyone here will understand! ;)

(For the record, the OP post does call out people who write "linear bullshit" so I think everyone is expected to not just have like 2-4 choices but like...a decent number of them. Good luck! ;) )

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2 months ago
It's alright, I've got a plan. It's probably going to be shit, as my first storygame, but I'll try regardless. I won't win, but if I get shamed for it I'm to blame.

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2 months ago
Its my first story game too! As long as we're both shitting in the same pond, I think we'll be alright! :D

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2 months ago
Quick question: did you notice the name of the site? Or the URL?

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2 months ago
A common theme does not mean I should have known a writing event will always abide by said theme. To suggest I should have prior knowledge that this theme was enforced for all events is just using the division fallacy.

I already said I was going to do it, anyway, if you're able to read.

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2 months ago
You better write today at least as many words as you've farted and huffed in here.

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2 months ago
640 words, that's about 7% of a valid contest entry already!

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2 months ago

"but what I don’t want to see is twenty pages each with one fucking choice"

so I think they want branching stories

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2 months ago
Yeah I missed that part. It's been cleared up already, but I appreciate the assistance.

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2 months ago

Glad to see this has all been settled. 

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2 months ago
This is late into the contest, I suppose, and there are few prompts left, but we are nearing Valentine's Day, and I'm feeling inspired to build a harem. As such, give me 11 if it is still possible to join. Might as well start this year off with changing my lurker status, and actually giving this a go.

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2 months ago

Locked

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19 days ago
So, 11:59 EST, is that AM or PM? Just so I know how long I have left.

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19 days ago
I've been assuming PM since the deadlines are usually at midnight. But that's a good question.

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19 days ago
Lots of lessons were learned from this. Like not being a dumb cunt, and keeping the scope of the story small when you know you're lazy and are on a time limit. Or how you can't always count on the time you have, cause you might lose 3 weeks for work.

Basic bullshit, that I should have known, and yet here we are. After giving up on it and not writing anything for over a week, content with my future place in the shame pit, I decided to "finish it". It's about 26k words, about 14k of which I wrote the past two days. So the writing is very rough as a result, it would need a lot of work and at least a second or third pass to make it decent. Although with all the content cut, I doubt it could be, as it would need at least 200k words to paint the picture in my head, maybe even more with all the extra variables and all the other garbage.

Suffice it to say that I hate it, and I'm still unsure of whether posting it or taking the shame is worse. I have to go to work though, so I can't put any more work on it, the endings especially are particularly rushed shit. I hope people get at least some enjoyment out of it, but I doubt it. Here's my master-piece-of-shit:

https://chooseyourstory.com/story/golden-gaze-~2d-establishing-a-foothold

My objective for joining was to actually commit and finish a story, and in that I have failed, despite it technically being "finished".



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2 months ago

Alright 3 prompts left and still plenty of time to write a decent story on all of these.

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2 months ago
@Porthurax
Hello, I see you're online. You should join the contest.

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2 months ago
Anyone that starts after me should be pre-shamed

edit: I have not started yet.

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2 months ago
@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

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2 months ago

Alright, I'll take #27 please.

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2 months ago

Locked

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2 months ago
Doesn't surprise me too much that 49 is probably going to be picked last simply cause its both very specific and complex.

I considered it myself, but a war story is complex enough as it is...a war story where a third party is stuck in the middle though? Much more work and nuance I feel is required to pull that off in a satisfactory manner!

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2 months ago

The best part is that humans may not know even understand why the superpowers are warring. Maybe they don't even speak the same language. 

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2 months ago
Can I have 49 plz?

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2 months ago

Locked

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2 months ago

One prompt left.

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2 months ago
I AM HERE FOR IT!!! I WILL TAKE 19!

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2 months ago

Locked

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2 months ago

Well it seems that all the prompts have been taken.

Now we'll see who gets thrown in the SHAME pit and who produces something worthwhile for the site.

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2 months ago
@Ford

This is your weekly reminder that you entered this contest and that End specified in the OP that he expects quality output this time.

The prompt you picked was "16) A story that starts with receiving a letter or call from someone you thought was dead."

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one month ago
im disabled and will be in a wheelchair without surgery, im homeless, and life is falling apart very quickly

peace out cunts, im not finishing this fucking thing lmao

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one month ago
pussy

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one month ago

Given the amount of bitching and whining he was doing earlier this result is hardly surprising.

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one month ago

The funny thing is, the bitching and whining itself had enough of a word count that it could've been a story chapter.

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one month ago

Lol

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one month ago
Cel? @Celicni

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one month ago

Yep.  Cel was literally run over by a car, and still turned in a good story.

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one month ago

Good thing the Pit of Shame is wheelchair accessible!

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one month ago
And by "wheelchair accessible," you mean there's a pit and we can shove people into the pit even if they're in a wheelchair, right?

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one month ago

lol, fag

 

Edit: next thing you know, Snowflake will be begging for us to give him $2000 for a new computer.

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one month ago
Didn’t he say he’d own slaves in that post End made a while ago? I’m getting mixed signals from this guy, honestly.

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one month ago
I mean if he was really in the situation described, that sure sucks for him. But prioritizing coming here to a place where he'd made only a handful of performative seeming posts and then tried to get in the discord as his only interaction, seems a little weird.

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one month ago
Oh no, I absolutely agree. Even trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, ‘cause I’d, you know, like to believe people wouldn’t lie about things like that… very odd. Feel like that wouldn’t ping on my to-do list, especially not coming out swinging like that!! There were about 30 different more graceful ways to handle telling everybody he’s dropping out, lol. Especially for what is supposed to be a ruthless fight to the death fun thing to do. Way to double down I guess? I was interested in seeing what he was going to put out though. :^(

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one month ago
Considering he was sitting on a total of 269 words after two full months, I feel like it's safe to say he was never gonna submit a story either way.

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one month ago
I'm sorry sir but we already have a guy in a wheelchair that nobody likes, the position is taken.

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one month ago
I take back what I said about shitting in the same pond as this guy...

This guy is out here going full diarrhea and I want absolutely none of it!

Of course if your being serious...I hope things get better for you...but if what you say is as dire as your making it out to be...your probably not going to read this post anyways...

(If anyone asks me why I took 6 days to reply to this...its cause I write best when I have ZERO distractions! I saw this when it was new...but didn't want the thought of a potential reply to cause my productivity to linger. The only way to keep hitting the grind consistently is to not have excuses for each day...well for me anyways lol :P)

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one month ago

I too am disabled and in a wheelchair and also the zionists deleted the story I was almost done with 

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one month ago

Month left folks, still plenty of time to do at least better than Snowflake's spectacular failure.

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one month ago
And if you can't do at least that much, well I hear self immolation is all the rage these days.

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one month ago
Well, just had 3 weeks of no writing, since my coworker had a bit of a breakdown and I've been on double shifts. But I've started writing again today, and I'll have something by then. Might not be the longest thing, but it will be a thing at least.

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one month ago
I have no idea who you are. ...oh, you got the harem prompt. Well good luck lol. You've still got most of a month.

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one month ago
I mean yeah of course you don't. I've always just lurked on the site. Anyway, thanks I guess. Only reason I joined this contest is just to give myself a deadline and force myself to finish a story.

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one month ago
that's why everybody joins

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one month ago

Got about half a month left folks. If a crippled Serbian sex offender can write his very first story for a contest and almost capture first place in just 3 days of writing, you lot got no excuses.

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one month ago
Luckily for a lot of folks, they may have Good Friday off to start on.

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one month ago

People who I’m expecting to turn something in

Wizzy
Darius
MHD
Petros
TCat
Sherb
Rex
Mizal

People who I’m less sure of but would like to see them turn something in so I don’t have to SHAME them

Ben
Chef
DBNB
PPeng
Enter
Corgi
Fresh
Lux
Dire
Maz
Genius
Kezmark
Granola
Bezro
Canary
goodnight
Wildblue
Yummy
StoryT

People who I’m neutral on if they bother or not

Ford
Coins
Ace
elad
frank2

People who I have no idea since they’re basically noobs with either little or no prior deeds and they haven’t posted enough for me to give a shit about.

Assess
AllMight
Prith
Milton
4Sunny
sunshine
Balthus
Sable
Hobo
CatsR
CaptainF
CoolGuy

People who I don’t care at all if they turn something in, in fact I hope they don’t so I can SHAME them.

Suranna
Ebon
Alien

People who are already fucked

snowflake

Derp


And yes, I know there’s the Mystery Contestant, but I’m not ranking that one lest it potentially give away who it may or may not be.

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one month ago
I do feel fairly confident in my ability to turn something in. Can't attest to its quality, but at least this time I was smart enough to create a game beforehand so that I can actually publish it after coding everything up in a day.

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one month ago
I'd move Goodnight and Corgi up a category, but otherwise this pretty much matches my assessment.

And yes, I am going to turn something in. This is pretty much the only time I've ever been able to say that with confidence. Can't promise it won't be a shambling wreck though lol.

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one month ago
Where I'm at with my story: I'm at around 14k words, and I've almost written the "cannon" path. But this story is grandiose in scale, so it needs a lot more work. I could cut down the story, making it more linear and stuff. But I actually really like it, and want to finish it in its entirety. If that was all I wouldn't be struggling, but the biggest problem is while I have the big ideas down, the story isn't good. There are the big moments that I'd want to happen, but the rest of the plot I'm not happy with. A lot of details that don't make sense that I put to just move the story along. And that's without mentioning the writting quality itself, which is awful. I feel like I'd need 1000 years to make it readable and not some cringe fanfiction (it's not a fanfiction, I just mean in terms of quality.) But either way, that's where I'm at. I'm trying to finish it in it's entirety without cutting it down and at the same time trying to not cringe everytime I read something from it. This is the first thing I've worked on of this scale, which might be like 30k or so. I would just submitt it anyway and call it a day, I'm not afarid of bad stories, but I don't want to publish this story like this, because I think it has potential. Not really sure. My spring break is this upcoming week, hopefully I can get a lot done over that. Maybe I should abandon this story for this contest and write something else.

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one month ago
It's "canon" btw. A cannon is a gun.

You must've really labored over this post, I was expecting fresh meme material but all you gave me to work with was cannon and a couple of typos.

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one month ago
i wrote this like 20 minutes after waking up lol. It's better when I'm at my pc instead of my laptop. Though I did look up the spelling of "grandiose" lmao.

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one month ago
Yeah, I feel you a lot on the whole cutting down. Even the small window in to my story that was supposed to follow the events around the prompt is not going to be what I wanted, since there's just no time. Joining late and having 3 weeks of no writing cause of work, basically made me cut most of the branching and a bunch of the cast.

At this point, there's a few death endings and 2 major endings planned and the choices are also cut down a lot. I'm hoping I can finish in this state at around 30-40k words at most, otherwise it's going to be a problem, since even like this it's going to basically be a first draft, as I'm likely not going to have time to go through it even a second time.

I hope it's decent enough and finished. After that I'll maybe finish and flesh it out later after the contest, or just completely remake it around the core of what's there already. But then who knows, I'm a lazy prick, so...

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23 days ago
You probably already figured this out by the time I replied to this but...

I wouldn't worry about people thinking your writing is cringe too much. I say this as someone who cringes at my own writing all the time. Point being it probably isn't as bad as you think it is. (Unless its like...deliberately bad on purpose...but that's so rare its kinda refreshing in its own unique way anyways)

Worst case scenario people are going to read your "cringe" section and just think "Oh...well that was kinda weird...whatever." and then just move on from it. They aren't going to fixate on it the way its written...because the audience doesn't know what you were thinking when you wrote the section. (Though people will fixate on what you were thinking when you wrote your whole story...but that's kinda inevitable...still I imagine that's more rare than I think it is also)

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22 days ago
come back to this after you read whatever ace shits out

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one month ago

So I've got about 5,500 words written. I don't know if I'm going to be able to turn in the complete story that I'm planning, but I should be able to turn in a short 9,000-10,000 word story by the time the contest is over.

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one month ago

Make that 6,200 words now.

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one month ago
Kind of curious how Thara's entry is coming along.

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one month ago
Oops, I mean, the Mystery Contestant's. Whoever they might be.

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one month ago

My intuition is telling me TharaApples

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one month ago
Seems unlikely...

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one month ago
Is your intuition named Mizal?

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one month ago

Something like that lol

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29 days ago

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29 days ago

And we got the first story submitted. Way ahead of schedule too.

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26 days ago

Finished my story! Do I just publish it to submit, or...?

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26 days ago

Regardless of how this turns out, I enjoyed writing. Just like the last time I entered a contest, I've been going through personal shit. But the thing is, I'm ALWAYS going through personal shit, and I (with EndMaster's advice) decided it wouldn't stop me from writing. It made for a fun distraction, and I enjoyed myself immensely. Now that I'm done, I plan to work on another storygame I haven't touched since 2022 and get that published hopefully by the end of this year.

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26 days ago

You're suppose to put the link to the story in this thread.

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26 days ago

Terrorist  

 

one review so far and it's an 8

 

 

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29 days ago

Polaris was a great story!

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25 days ago

Well I suppose the responsible thing to do would be to read these two early entries so as to at least get them out of the way before the others flood in.

About a week left folks.

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24 days ago

Revenge on the River Lord 

I actually finished this by the end of the first month and finished proofreading quite some time ago as well, but I guess I wanted to see if I would work on it more before submitting. Looks like I'm not going to, so here it is.

 

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23 days ago
I'm entering the penultimate stage which is scaling down the absolute mess of options planned. Hopefully will manage to get everything written up and if not I'll have no choice but to leave stumps in a few places. Good thing Easter is almost here so I'm mostly off work this week.

I even made myself a flowchart to make sure I get the "game" map correctly since I wanted to make something more gamey this time:


I hate myself sometimes...

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23 days ago
I guess it's not unreasonable for a house large enough to be divided into east and west wings to have two garages

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23 days ago
I used a real life plan which didn't refer to west and east sides as wings, so calling them wings is somewhat generous to be honest and done mostly to help with orientation. Far as two garages go it's quite common on larger properties since mansions usually average out at 4-5 car spaces.

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23 days ago

Here's my entry, Reborn.

I was gonna sit on it until the deadline, but it's kinda long so I figured it'd be polite to get it in a little early.

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23 days ago

I gotta say, this contest has turned out a bunch of incredible story games so far

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23 days ago

I see you've already been reading and commenting on each one. I should have just let you be the judge this year to save me the trouble.

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23 days ago

bro is dedicated

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22 days ago

Shit pick me as a judge for the next one if you don't feel like going through the slog of reading all the entries again.

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23 days ago
Ok actually important question I almost forgot I wanted to ask...

When we post our stories...are we allowed to edit them after...or are they perma locked by the mods unitl the contest ends?

Cause I would be a lot less paranoia if it was the former so instead of being worried about getting everything right...I'd just be worried about getting most of it right. Then I can focus (totally not worry) on filling in the details at a rapid pace without the extra constraint of having to commit one way or the other at a very specific point in time.

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22 days ago

Once you publish your story, you can't take it down and edit it. Get it right the first time.

(Do whatever you want with it after the contest judging is over with)

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22 days ago
I remember reading somewhere that you were allowed to edit a story while still keeping it public. Its the only reason I asked my question.

This post was originally double its current length. But I realized I could potentially solve my entire dilemna depending on how the following question is answered...

So we're supposed to post the link to our storygame on this thread right? If you edit the story afterwards...does the link not update? AKA a new link is made instead for your edited story game? (I'm assuming in this case "take it down" refers to your contest entry post and not the storygame itself)

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22 days ago

Dude.  It's not that difficult, just ... nah, I can't - I wanted to help, but can't.  I don't think stupidity is fixable.

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22 days ago

When you publish your contest entry storygame, you are not permitted by the rules of the contest to unpublish the story itself until after the contest is completed. Unpublishing your story qhile the contest is ongoing is against the contest rules. Please make sure your storygame is the way you want it before publishing.

Also, the only way you can edit a storygame once it's published is by unpublishing it first.

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22 days ago
Thank you citizen, but we'll handle the noob heckling, you just keep doing that you're doing. (Writing games and reading up a storm!)

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22 days ago

mizal is a decent human

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22 days ago

All caught up on the early story entries. That'll certainly save time later.

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21 days ago

And now done with the newest one turned in early.

I actually do remember a few of the old Bucky contests having a couple early entries. I don't think we've had five this early though.

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20 days ago

https://chooseyourstory.com/story/how-to-bring-an-end-to-things~3f

I ran out of time. Here ya go. 

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20 days ago

I can't sit here and re-read this forever, so I'm just going to submit it.

The Grand Pharaoh's Tomb

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20 days ago
Just skimmed the first page. It looks good so far.

Wish my story was as done as yours.

But yeah...It was enough to pull me in but don't have time to read it now... :/

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20 days ago

I'll take one ticket out of the shame pit, please 

https://chooseyourstory.com/story/a-prayer-for-destruction

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19 days ago
https://chooseyourstory.com/story/avarga

It's something all right

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19 days ago

I will not be turning in an entry

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19 days ago

Another one for the SHAME pit

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19 days ago

All caught up with the latest batch of stories submitted. I'll expect the flood to start much later on today as people scramble to turn theirs in.

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18 days ago

Well 9 stories down already and so far nobody has turned in complete shit to get SHAMED anyway, so those early 9 can at least rest easy on that front.

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18 days ago

Eleven stories published. Little less than ten hours left. This is gonna be interesting. 

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18 days ago

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18 days ago
https://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-sojourner's-home

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18 days ago

I love you guys, but there was no way I was going to finish a story. Just take me out back and shoot me already. Yada yada, you win Endmaster, yada yada

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18 days ago

Oddly I figured you might turn something in just to annoy me.

Well I guess it's up to Ebon to rep the Bible Fanfic faction now. (He's most likely not coming through either)

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18 days ago
I forgot Ebon even entered. I think he did too. Soo, that's a complete sweep for Team Moron(i) then it seems.

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18 days ago

A Hill to Die on

Phew, there it is

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18 days ago
I've decided to take the SHAME bullet as I was simply defeated by the editor and can't make what I've written playable. I won't go into the explanations excuses as to how and why that happened, but the whole thing is fucked beyond belief even after 3 days of working on it non stop.

I guess that's what I get for not actually learning the tool before starting the project. Better this way than wasting everybody's time on something that will get me shamed anyway. Good luck to those who are still scrambling.

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18 days ago

How do you mess up that badly. At a minimum words go in box and then click linky

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18 days ago
I would like to hear your excuses in more detail.

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18 days ago
Well basically the main part of the game was this "turn based" sequence where you navigated a house while looking for/avoiding armed intruders with some basic combat and other random shit which at first glance didn't look that hard to build, but my retarded ass forgot he barely knows how the editor works and as I kept trudging deeper and deeper into this swamp I kept stripping or reworking features which turned the whole thing into an absolute monstrosity that last I tested would require literally 10+ playthroughs to actually win at while at the same time providing a shit experience. At the moment there's like 90 something pages in that thing and most of them half work at best on top of being filled with copy paste paragraphs. I didn't even get to the final sequence that was supposed to wrap that section up because it wasn't possible to link it in a way that didn't require 2-3 hours of work.

TLDR: The whole thing is shit dipped in liquid shit and I would not subject anyone to going through it.

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18 days ago

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18 days ago

I have nothing to publish. Into the shame pit I go. 

I'm very sorry that I let you down, End. I did try. But it's exam season and I'm tired.

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18 days ago

Well these things happen and real life stuff like that is always more important.

I'm sure you'll grace the site with another good story in the future.

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18 days ago

Less than 30 minutes to go.

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18 days ago

Fifteen minutes!

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18 days ago
https://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-caverns-of-grobblebad I'm going to bed.

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18 days ago
Bruh, I was working on this in word, then pasting it. The story isn't old enough. SHAME stupid me.

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18 days ago
If that were the only issue I'd have kicked it out the door for you at the last minute there, but I saw dead end pages so I guess it's not complete.

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18 days ago
Yeah, I saw that too. Not sure why that was the case. I'll practice more in the future and get accustomed to how the manager works.

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18 days ago

And that's time!

LOT of SHAMINGS going on, can't say I'm surprised.

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18 days ago

So... 16 or 17 valid entries? Thats literally 33 or 34 SHAMED. Holy fuck, are you telling me I won a bet against Ogre?!

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18 days ago

Published one minute before the deadline: DRIVE

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18 days ago

I published my game right before the deadline!

Its unfinished cause I SEVERLY underestimated how much time it actually takes to copypaste your text into the editor despite writing WELL OVER AT LEAST 100,000 WORDS! but whatever...

Enjoy my failure!

https://chooseyourstory.com/story/distant-past

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18 days ago

I only got shamed due to two reasons

1. What I already mentioned in my text

2. For some stupid reason I was solely focused on working on a secret path up to the last f**king hour! I hate this...

If I keep copypasting my text into editor right now and publish my game in a few hours...can I get just...half shamed?

Cause I do want people to see what I written. As I did spend over a month writing it...barely talked to anyone or did anything else that entire time...

Would be a waste if it couldn't be considered part of the contest at least in spirit due to a stupid fuck up on my part...

Basically what I'm asking is...does anyone care to see what I typed if I promise not to add any new text? Or would people rather I COMPLETELY finish what I have written more properly?

P.S. I'm at least glad I got an customize your stats screen to properly work in just a few hours after reading the help pages on here...so you can check that out if you like!

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18 days ago

Hate to say it bud, but proofreading, and copypasting text into the editor, that is all a part of contest writing. If it isn't complete, then your entry isn't either. Intelligent writers set aside a day or a week for end-of-contest proofreading and pasting. You can also paste as you go, to avoid a last minute scramble. This isn't a new problem, and you probably won't get any pity points for it.

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18 days ago

I am a f**king retard then.

When you put it like that its such a common sense thing that I should have saw coming. If I started experimenting with the editor more actively instead of just the last few days...this would not have happened. I would have shortened my story appropiately instead of constantly writing like an insane person.

RIP me...

P.S. Also...from what you can read in my story (its not much) a lot of my prose in my story is...not as messy as it is there. Specifically the Pterodactyl route and deny text route...the accept text route (where you get teleported to an alien planet) is more so a half average representation of what most of my story actually reads like...so critique on that part would be the most useful...

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18 days ago

There's no such thing as a half-shame as far as I'm aware. But once the contest is done, it's perfectly fine to take it down, finish it up, and republish.

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18 days ago
Petition to have Alienrun double SHAMED for being Xeno scum?

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18 days ago

He's already triple SHAMED.

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16 days ago

 

LOL

Wow!  That's quite an accomplishment.  Triple shamed in one contest!

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18 days ago

I do have it ready, but for some reason it says I don't have an endgame link for some reason. I'll take the shame if I have to, but I do want to get this thing published.

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18 days ago

Figured it out: https://chooseyourstory.com/story/the-boy-who-would-be-duke-~2d-the-journey-to-agincourt

Feel a little sheepish for submitting this late. Hope you all enjoy.

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18 days ago
Damn, literally one minute late. Forgot about it for a few weeks, it's an awful rushed story.
https://chooseyourstory.com/story/cleansed

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18 days ago

Alright, looks like there was a last minute rush. Let's sort this out.

Sable already said to SHAME him, so that's what's going to happen. I've been told it isn't finished anyway.

Wizzy actually did submit something at 11:59 PM so he's in the clear.

Alienrun's story already has a dead link and honestly he's been annoying since the beginning of this thing, so he's getting SHAMED

Bezro I'm going to give a pass on SHAME depending on what little he did write at least manages a high enough rating to avoid it. Obviously he's not winning anything anyway.

Milton seems to be having the same issue as Sable...and I see that while writing this it has been published. So this will be another case of avoiding SHAME as long as it passes a good enough rating. Not winning obviously though.

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18 days ago
Thanks, that's a lot more than I deserve

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18 days ago

Well you're in luck, I'm being uncharacteristically generous and giving it a 3 which is bare minimum to avoid SHAME, though I don't imagine the story will stay up too long anyway.

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18 days ago
Three is really fucking generous, thank you so much.
Shit that sounds sarcastic, I swear I didn't mean it like that.

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18 days ago

Actually you AND Milton can thank Alienrun for being a fucking annoying hatesink due to all his whining posts along with his submitted "story" that he actually allowed you two to get more leniency.

Truly a case of "I don't have to run faster than the zombies, I just have to run faster than you."

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18 days ago

I cannot for the life of me imagine that if the dead links weren't there (which there are only 2 of them) that it would make any difference to be honest...

Everything else is fair though. (Though I hoped that I could off set my annoyance by not posting too much...but that's pretty subjective so I'll just leave that be... :/)

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18 days ago
Nah, you've transcended being subjectively annoying. You, my friend, have achieved the Platonic ideal of annoying

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18 days ago

So... at best, 18 valid entries out of 50 contestants?

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18 days ago

Thank you, sir. I appreciate the grace.

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18 days ago

You got a pass too. I only skimmed it, but you look like you put in a bunch of work. (More than some of the actual entries on here)

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18 days ago

He is very gracious! I'm glad he's a little flexible with the rules. Helped me avoid SHAME back in 2018 or 2019. Whenever the Succubus contest was.

But seriously though...

I can't wait to see people TOSSED IN THE SHAME PIT!

This is the first time I get to be a spectator and not be thrown in myself.

 

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18 days ago
@MrAce321 Well? What happened?

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17 days ago

Phew, that means I'm not worse than ace. That's a huge relief

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17 days ago

But he isn't getting his points back now >:)

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17 days ago
I wrote like 14k words, hated all of it, and couldn't bring myself to try and work it into something submittable since I knew I'd have to bastardize the story to do that, and what I written was linear anyway, didn't have much branching. I do plan to finish it though, and hopefully it'll be a good story. TLDR: typical shameful behavior

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16 days ago

fuck you fatass 

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16 days ago
14k? One word doesn't count as ten just because it's typed by your fat greasy fingers. Fatass.

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16 days ago
https://imgur.com/a/GXakSUH I mean I have this. Pay no mind to the actual words, there's a reason I deemed this story beyond my ability to fix at the time

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16 days ago
Well, we are fresh out of tar, so luckily you'll only have to be buttered, peanut buttered, and feathered before being rolled into the SHAME pit.

Given your word count updates I'm really surprised you didn't make it. We had a few people disqualified, you'd have at least beat them. Just showing up is enough sometimes.

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16 days ago
Yeah but I spent so long on this story and the world is something I've had in the back of my mind for a long time now. If I was like Sherb I could've pulled it off, maybe if I'd put more time into it. But I might just need to write more first before revisting.

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18 days ago

Okay the only two I have to read now are Mizal and Wizzy's and that'll be later.

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18 days ago

Ok so I accepted my fate BUT...there's one small thing I want to correct...

There's one section of my "story" (After you deny the text and continue traversing the mall) where I made the stupid decision to copy the text to a word document and then replace the MC's name (Rebecca) with "you"...and nothing else! Case in point it makes that entire section completely unreadable.

Here's a link to the unedited Google Doc which keeps it in 3rd person.

It's not much...but it makes what I wrote actually half tolerable instead of literately unreadable!
 

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18 days ago

Would it have been better if instead of submitting my crappy story...I instead a few hours before the deadline said something like "Hey guys! Unfortunately it looks like I won't be able to finish my story on time. Best of luck to everyone else though!"?

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18 days ago

Honest question...

Does anyone care to see my storygame?

Cause if not then I won't bother finishing it...

(not that it matters either way)

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18 days ago

Stop stream-of-consciousness-posting please! This is really just making it a worse look. Most of those SHAMED have crawled away to the pit, tail between their legs, yet you keep groveling here.

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17 days ago

Get a load of this guy 

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17 days ago

smh

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17 days ago

The site could always use more storygames! I will say that if you're gonna use the Advanced Editor, you should probably figure out how it works first. You could also try writing a storygame without the editor if it's too complicated. Plenty of writers publish quality output without the use of the AE, including EndMaster himself.

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16 days ago
When I clicked around a little I just was greeted by these kinda cringily self conscious 4th wall breaking ramblings and rants directed at the reader, so honestly no, not really.

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16 days ago

If he read some articles and paid attention to the prose in some of the more successful stories, he'd be fine. I learned how to write from reading storygames  from established authors and paying attention to similarities in their writing styles.

He also seems to have a confidence problem. That kills good stories.

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16 days ago
disregard, posted in the wrong thread like a dummy