mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

Member Since

5/5/2011

Last Activity

4/22/2021 7:28 AM

EXP Points

5,858

Post Count

16928

Storygame Count

9

Duel Stats

1 win / 6 losses

Order

Lauded Sage Exemplar

Commendations

708

Avatar and other art by the amazing MadHattersDaughter unless otherwise noted. Hi. If you're browsing with a PC, you should get the Chrome or Firefox site extension made by BradinDvorak. It lets you set dark mode from your profile and improves formatting for a better reading experience along with various other improvements and an overall facelift for the site. NOTICE: I'm not currently able to proofread on request. Just make a thread in the Writing Workshop and someone will usually volunteer to look over your story. I try to read all WW threads anyhow, I just don't like to make promises because I fear commitment! Also, Agent of Order, Inseparable, and Silver Horn, Silver Hooves are currently the only of my stories I'd recommend anyone bother with, unless you're just out to harvest points. Most others are joke games or rushed for this or that deadline or prompt and hell I can't even remember anymore which are still up or why. For something short (very short) and sweet, do check out the entries in the Tiny 'Topia thread. The theme is dystopic and utopic storygames in 2250 words or less. But if you're wanting a recommendation of a random story that is good, check out: Winter, After the Harvest. (Will be updating this spot weekly monthly, whenever I remember to.) And the rest of this profile has been SCRUBBED!!! I am now one step closer to actually rewriting it. (CYS flag by Sentinel) Thanks to @AestheticLlama for the badge, I will now use my amazing HTML skills to try and get it into my trophy rack. Here goes, woop. ...close enough.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points Earning 5,000 Points Thorough and consistent writing workshop contributions / excellent commenting. Having 1 Storygame(s) Featured Posting 16928 Forum Posts Given by BerkaZerka on 11/10/2017 - Forum and Site Contributions Not Unnoticed Given by EndMaster on 11/30/2017 - It's everything you've always wanted! Given by Gower on 03/24/2021 - "I never want to see anyone, and I never want to go anywhere or do anything.  I just want to write." - P.G. Wodehouse Given by JJJ-thebanisher on 08/14/2019 - For excellent writing, keeping the site together and generally being an excellent presence Given by Killa_Robot on 08/15/2019 - For being a net positive to the site, even while helping idiots Given by MadHattersDaughter on 03/11/2021 - To my BFF and our hardest working admin. Sorry about, well, you know. . . Given by mizal on 08/15/2019 - MUHAHAHAHAHA! *strokes fluffy white cat* I always knew this day would come. Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For Inseperable and your other great stories

Storygames

>DEVOTION
You harvest in the Arena. Every machine needs a function, and that is yours. Written for the Tiny 'Topia challenge.

A Stack of Cats
You are a man on a mission. The cats, they must be stacked.

A puzzling math and logic game I made just to put some of the scripting practice I've been doing to use. Have fun and please let me know if you encounter any bugs.

Should be solvable by middle schoolers, or those with same basic level of intelligence as a middle schooler.

Agent of Order
Orbiting a barren planetoid in a system full of nothing just past the edge of the frontier, The Last Outpost is just another refueling station. Strategically important, true, but on a routine stop you never expected to spend longer than a couple hours there, let alone a couple of days fighting for your life...

There are five epilogues, but some may be difficult to discover. Note that actions have consequences, but not always immediate ones. (And if you just need an End Game link, go play around with the probe.)

Facts About the Planet and the Solar System
A compilation of some little known facts about the solar system, as well as the debunking of a few myths.

In addition to the scientific explanations, there's a small story dramatizing it all.

Hopefully young readers will find this fun as well as educational. :)

(Might not be the greatest story ever written, but consider this: it got me 200 points.)

Featured Story Inseparable
It doesn't matter what they say...

Love is for the Birds
...and the squirrels. Sort of.



Written in six hours, for no other reason than to avoid consignment to the SHAME pit after my other Romance contest entry didn't want to cooperate.

Now You Gotta Deal With This S***

A tale told in verse. A text from your sister requesting a pick up from a party leads to a night of strangeness.

Inspired by Bucky's ballad contest. Though...I wouldn't call this a ballad. I'm not sure what I'd call it, actually, other than exceedingly stupid, and fun to write.

(Don't pay any attention to the scores, they're just for me to track which endings reviewers get.)


Read My Stories or Die!

HATE.

THE PURITY AND INTENSITY OF MY HATE IS LIKE A THOUSAND MERCILESS, UNQUENCHABLE SUNS.

AND YET, I ONLY NEED ONE...


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Silver Horn, Silver Hooves
When the weather is fine, you've been coming to this grove to drink from the pool for centuries now. Today, you meet a stranger and hear a story that changes all that...



A fairy tale adventure.



Another Damn Wolf Story
unpublished
I have no idea why I wrote this. All I can say in my defense is that it seemed like a good idea at the ti--wait no that's a lie, I said, repeatedly that this was stupid and shameful every time I mentioned working on it.

The truth is I needed to publish something before the end of the year and there is CLEARLY a burning need for wolf stories in the psyche of children using the internet. But then they write them badly, or make their wolves behave like clans of cats. So here is a simple straightfoward story of a young wolf leaving his pack in search of a better life. Maybe no one will ever feel the need to write another one now, or if nothing else maybe this will give them ideas for how to do it in slightly more minimum-standards-meeting ways.

Final conclusion however is that writing about some dumb animal with no agency is not something I'd recommend.

Don't Get Date Raped!
unpublished
A short, educational piece. Please remain sensitive and respectful in the comment section. (I'd hate to have to report you to an admin for bullying me.)

(DO NOT READ if you're at all easily offended or lacking in a sense of humor. There's nothing graphic at all in here, but seriously, I still cannot stress it enough, this story is not for you.)

WOWSERS! Triggers ahead!


Dedicated to the good people of COG.

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Recent Posts

Wow, what a week! (It's only Tuesday) on 4/21/2021 8:48:41 PM
Have a good birthday, one that doesn't contain any horrible broadsword accidents. ...can we see the sword?

Wow, what a week! (It's only Tuesday) on 4/21/2021 8:47:21 PM
Your job sounds depressing as hell.

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/21/2021 9:28:26 AM
I'd definitely recommend Price of Freedom then. (Link.)

It's about a kid and their little brother sold into slavery in ancient Greece to be trained as gladiators. Violence obviously, but nothing gratuitous so if these are teens it's all pretty tame compared to anything else they're reading or watching.

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/21/2021 9:22:44 AM
Cool, that's why I was wondering about the ages. That gives a lot more freedom then.

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/21/2021 9:21:57 AM
I'm noticing a theme here...

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/21/2021 8:47:46 AM
The problem with recommendations is that there's always "what's good for kids to read" which we have a lot of (Dead Man Walking, Price of Freedom, and various others I didn't bother to recommend...) but that can be very different from "what's safe for a non-parent adult to introduce them to". And all of that of course a different beast from what works best as a group activity thing being read aloud. Creatures of the Snow is great for instance but it's more like reading them a YA novel, which I don't think is what is what he's looking for.

Wow, what a week! (It's only Tuesday) on 4/20/2021 11:07:31 PM
If there was no car around then it probably wasn't the owner's only key, so I wouldn't worry about him too much. He can get new ones at the dealership anyhow. Hopefully you don't have covid, but you sound young enough I'd assume that other, more at risk people you might infect would be the biggest concern here. Then again covid is kind of crazy with how it can affect people with symptoms almost randomly, so it should never be taken lightly.

Wow, what a week! (It's only Tuesday) on 4/20/2021 11:01:12 PM
>>>How's your week been going so far? Well, I read this thread.

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/20/2021 10:35:42 PM
Oh gosh I'm dumb.

Not sure how I forgot that we have this new Harry Potter thing now: Link!

Hi! I'm new. Yay! on 4/20/2021 10:22:28 PM
I actually just realized that most of the games there have female protagonists. Little boys ain't got time for those. I'm honestly not sure if we have anything currently that would be ideal for reading out loud as a group activity or keeping a fast pace between the choices and all. But putting something simple in the 5k word count range together could be done over a weekend.