Gower, The Grandmaster of the Written Word
"He was slightly less unfun."
"Somehow there was comfort in coffee despite his misery; the only comfort in a black world." -- Hornblower in the West Indies
A comprehensive quiz + bonus fan faction about the the underrated cult classic show "Kelly Unicornstrider and Friends" (1982-1985). Questions range from really easy to really difficult.
I think putting this on "publish" makes it so only we can see this. It's just for us, sweetie. I made it to celebrate our anniversary and remember some special intimate moments together over the years in an interesting way as a present for you.
I hope you love it, Natalie, as much as I love you!
(Of course if there's any admin looking at this, or if I messed up, don't read this, because it's got private things in it.)
This is my required report to the full faculty in accordance with the rules noted in the Faculty Handbook (version 15.1, as of October 2017)
"Personally I can only read 16 words in one go before words stop working," wrote Mizal.
This game has sixteen words per path. Not counting "The End." So you can play quickly.
When reviewing, please use precisely sixteen words. That should be plenty for your suggestions and observations.
Note this challenge connected with this game: Write the Last Page!
Articles WrittenBasic Sentence Structure: Additive Sentences
Cumulative Sentences, Part 1
Cumulative Sentences, Part 2
Semicolons and Advanced Additive Sentences
Understanding Style: The Sweet Style
Recent PostsBook Recommendations on 5/20/2021 4:24:02 PM
I thought you might! The whole series is great so far (four books are out with more to come, I'd guess.)
Is description enough or prologue? on 5/17/2021 11:27:08 AM
I'd guess that most readers don't want a premise explained or a prologue explaining; they want to just get right to the storytelling. They want to see characters that they can start caring about, and a reason to be interested in your world.
Book Recommendations on 5/17/2021 9:06:42 AM
The second book in that series that starts with Small, Angry Planet is set for the first half in a seriously dystopian corner of the galaxy. It's pretty brutal.
Book Recommendations on 5/17/2021 5:59:10 AM
The Girl with All the Gifts, M.R. Carey
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, Becky Chambers
Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (this is a book of SF stort stories)
Start there, then report back.
I'm new, any tips? on 5/4/2021 2:01:42 PM
The very best advice is to read all of the featured games. Read them slowly and think about what makes them work. What you like about them and what you don't like about them. Think about their prose style, and their choice structure, and how they lead to interesting and different endings.
Then read more--dive into the category of your choice, and think about what you like and what you hate. Read hundreds of games before you worry about starting your own.
Let's Play Skybreak! on 5/3/2021 10:32:41 AM
Sp. Let's give the spaceport the pleasure of our company.
Let's Play Skybreak! on 5/3/2021 9:02:28 AM
250-word Segment Challenge on 5/2/2021 1:06:59 PM
"...the last page of a novel I started reading when I was a kid, you understand. It's the last page."
Casey blew his nose in his ragged blue handkerchief, started to put it away, then opened it, gazed at its contents, did a double take, and then stuffed it back in his pocket. "Sure, right, funny."
"Like hell you are."
"Listen, you know those old detective novels. Dime store ones, on the spinners at the store?"
"Pretend I do."
"So I started reading one when I was a kid," said McKinley, rubbing his jaw. "The Case of the Threefold Crane. Murder mystery, you see. Loved it. It was the best thing I ever read. Only I didn't want it to end. You know how it is when you love a story, but the thought of it ending makes you sick?"
"Well, some people love stories. And some people love mysteries. I did as a kid. I treated myself to a chapter a year. Then as I got closer, a half chapter, then a paragraph or two. Soon just a few words, to savor it. Like taking a nibble off the end of a piece of cheese or a chocolate bar."
"Get on with it. You know I'm busy."
"Well, I buried the last page in there. I didn't want to get to it. Ever. Guess I thought...never mind what I thought. But now I need it. I need to know what it says. I need it because..."
Let's Play Skybreak! on 4/30/2021 10:27:37 AM
3. In the spirit of the Outer Wilds, if there are depths of oceans, I explore them.
Let's Play Skybreak! on 4/26/2021 1:39:03 PM
3. Always take hats. It's an important survival rule.