Mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

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5/26/2024 7:46 PM

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Duel Stats

3 wins / 13 losses


Lauded Sage Exemplar


Behold my profile.
There's, uh, nothing here right now. Someday I should probably find a balance between the old text wall, and...this. (she drew my avatar you know!)

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 21138 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 madglee on 02/16/2022 - For all your contributions to CYS 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 ninjapitka on 10/22/2022 - Truly a dead site without you Given by Will11 on 01/14/2018 - For Inseperable and your other great stories


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...

Jack the Bean Counter
The bean, it must be found. For MHD's Fairytales contest.

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!












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
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.

Character Creator

If you don't know what this is for, then it isn't for you.

Don't Get Date Raped!
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.

Articles Written

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A list of storygames with substantial effort put in, all written in the last couple of years and sorely in need of ratings and reviews.

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A modernized guide to the forums. The path to internet popularity and happiness, and a few CYS specific do's and don'ts.

Recent Posts

This is among best communities on the internet on 5/23/2024 9:19:00 PM
Arguing with Gower about Tolkien is like arguing with Malk about the ancient Middle East, what a terrible error you have made. It's like showing up at Rivendell and trying to WELL ACKSHUALLY at Elrond. The only thing you have going for you here is that Gower is too image conscious to call you a retard. Which is a real shame, I would love to see a vegetarian hair pulling contest.

This is among best communities on the internet on 5/23/2024 5:34:21 PM
Don't argue with Gower about Tolkien, retard. Saying Sauron was "not as bad" as Gandalf would've been still isn't saying what Sauron did was beneficial, this doesn't even help your argument.

Go rate this story on 5/21/2024 7:27:03 PM
@Xplorinq_Cosmos @dex61221 @CookieRage7 @Mojamz2 @donnelrFL @EliasJohannes I dunno who you people are, but consider yourselves recruited.

Go rate this story on 5/21/2024 7:24:07 PM
https://chooseyourstory.com/story/el-paso How about this one too. Will has been actually reading a lot of other people's stuff and nobody can click a button for him, very sad.

Interesting comments 9 on 5/21/2024 6:42:01 PM
That's the game all the trannies are into right? I can see why you cast this particular summoning spell.

Thunderdome 11: Bezro vs Suranna vs ???? on 5/21/2024 6:33:47 AM
That's pretty good, but it was less like tennis and more like

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This is among best communities on the internet on 5/20/2024 6:14:50 PM
I used to be on a site for regular stories before I got really into IF. It was the first place I put up any serious attempts at writing on the internet, and I always feel like I owe a lot to the very thorough and very brutal reviews I got. They drew my attention to things like dialogue punctuation, as well as some pretty damn important aspects of storycraft like pacing and protagonist agency, and how lame and gay the passive voice is. Then I wandered off for a couple of years, and when I returned it had become this godawful pit of normies writing maudlin poetry and poorly punctuated, 600 word "chapters", and blocking anyone who dared give them any real criticism or any rating less than an 8/10. It was a very sad and bad realization for me. And we will burn this site down with all of you still trapped inside if we must someday to prevent a similar fate. :) Of course even that was many years ago. From what I've seen it seems like most communities for "creativity" have only gotten stricter and more oppressive about enforcing phony positivity as a matter of policy rather than just culture. Anyway, I'm curious if there was something specific that prompted this, but you have correctly identified CYS as the best. I don't really think it's accurate to say we call people cancer for being obsessed with MLP though; we call people cancer for a lot of things. (Although I am frankly not willing to commit to a list, I don't like to limit myself that way.)

Thunderdome 11: Bezro vs Suranna vs ???? on 5/19/2024 5:56:07 PM
Oh, and the themes I listed were all from Alpha Centauri. I figured that given the ages involved it wouldn't be guessed and that Endmaster would be the only one to know right away. But the Bezros and others made some hilarious attempts, going with everything from Mass Effect and Bioshock to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Thunderdome 11: Bezro vs Suranna vs ???? on 5/19/2024 5:49:17 PM
Since we seem to once again have a landslide vote, although anyone is still welcome to leave comments, I'll go ahead and call this early. Congrats to @Petros for the wholly unsurprising win for Story B. I think you said it took you what, an hour and a half? The end result was understandably a little rough around the edges, but traitorously neighing cultists and some other typos aside, it simply worked the best as a complete story and was entertaining besides. I enjoyed the mental image of the improbably backflipping cultist, and there was a little edge of absurb humor to it all that was a difficult thing to balance, but I felt like it worked here. Suranna with Story A had overall decent writing, but the pacing and the way info was dispensed was very uneven as others have pointed out. And the big moment the plot turned (taking a picture of a syringe with a mundane phone, the story needed to be set on a USSR era military base on Venus for that?) was a little underwhelming. And also raised some distracting questions to me about just how sloppy security on this military base had to be. Story C, I have to confess: that wasn't the title of the story, but it was the title of the PM that Bezro sent me that contained the story, and it seemed like it would be funny to use it. The actual story was kinda...not a story, but a summary of a story sort of vaguely and uninterestingly explained to a protagonist with no involvement who did nothing but sit there. So, there are some story craft type things to work on. Educational moment for the children: Setting and Characters, Conflict, Rising Tension, Climax and Resolution. Go down this checklist and you have a story. Or if you prefer: Petros wins, the rest of you suck, there's nothing you can do about it. Maybe pick up a used belt from a thrift store, in these times of economic hardship it's cheaper than a rope. Anyway, entrants reply here for your commendations.

Storytelling: One Sentence at a Time on 5/19/2024 11:45:24 AM
As he was now swimming in raw sewage with an alligator, the health department revoked his taco peddling license.