mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

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2/7/2023 9:52 AM

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Duel Stats

1 win / 8 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 19661 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...

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

A List of Storygames for People Who Like to Read
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.

CYS Forum Advice and Etiquette
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

The Dogs Challenge- Week 1-1,732 on 2/7/2023 9:14:52 AM
@fresh_out_the_oven already failed and shamed.

Help on "Escape from School" on 2/7/2023 4:51:15 AM
Lol, he put a link to some laptop thing in a period. Probably that same guy from the other day.

1) this should be a storygame quiz 2) you forgot extradimensional aliens altogether 3) you need to make a new form for written answers, people obviously have stances they'd like to clarify. This has been fun to follow along with though, even if I was ultimately too lazy to respond in the poll format.

The Dogs Challenge- Week 1-1,732 on 2/6/2023 5:12:03 PM
It's about time I stop procrastinating and do something. This is a tough one but I'm sticking to it, dammit. For the next 33 years.

2023 world news on 2/6/2023 3:21:11 PM
Lol, even Ford could take one look at it and tell it wasn't a weather balloon.

Anyway, they're working on recovering it now. But apparently there's been four others over the last few years and defense systems are not detecting them, that may be what they're really testing.

And to be clear, they are quite large.

Providing new insight on the size of Chinese surveillance spy balloon, VanHerck said their assessment was that the actual balloon was "up to 200 feet tall," while he described the payload "as a jet airliner type of size, maybe a regional jet," and said it probably "weigh in excess of a couple thousand pounds."

2023 world news on 2/6/2023 2:29:45 PM
Oh, and I guess tomorrow Biden will give his State of the Union address. I'll trust you lot to share anything meme-worthy.

2023 world news on 2/6/2023 1:52:03 PM
Figured I might as well put this here now that 2023 is revving up. If the last few years have been any indication I imagine we will continue to need it.

In recent days, we spent a lot, like a lot to track and then shoot down a Chinese spy balloon with a $400k missile from a $400 million dollar jet. (Nobody cared about the balloon in South America and I have no idea what China was trying to do with that that they couldn't have just used a satellite for instead. Maybe betaband has some kind of slobbery dick-sucking explanation for this one.)

Last night, God decided to remove Turkey from the map.

The earthquakes are the biggest news obviously and I'm guessing will be the main thing discussed. The aftershocks plus the entirely separate massive earthquake in the hours after the first have been absolutely brutal in a historically unprecedented kind of way. But worth noting also is that in a couple of weeks Russia will have spent a year invading Ukraine, an action that they had expected to take a couple of weeks.

Have I missed anything? If not just give it a month, I'm sure there'll be more.

EndMaster's Prompt Contest 2 on 2/5/2023 7:19:28 PM
If anybody was still pondering on joining, it seems #34, "rebuilding after a war" has suddenly opened up again.

Interesting Comments 8 on 2/4/2023 8:20:16 AM
R on 2/3/2023 for The Price of Freedom: Innocence Lost pretty short but has good writing and storyline PoF is my favorite microfiction too.

You're going to turn this into a storygame quiz, aren't you? It'd be a good companion to Berka's cult quiz.