ninjapitka, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

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11/28/2023 3:06 PM

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Duel Stats

11 wins / 13 losses


Notorious Marauder Exemplar


Half an hour later he was sitting in front of the blank screen, thinking he had to be a glutton for punishment.

Trophies Earned

Earning 100 Points Earning 500 Points Earning 1,000 Points Earning 2,000 Points For contributions of being the creator of stories of remarkable quality on this site. Winner of the 2021 Manifest Destiny Contest! Having 9 Storygame(s) Featured Rated 98.9% of all Stories Given by BerkaZerka on 09/09/2021 - Collect the whole set! Given by EndMaster on 08/30/2020 - For multiple contributions to the site Given by Gower on 03/22/2021 - "...first taking a few gulps from your waterskin. It’s not cold. It tastes slightly of the leather pouch." Given by Killa_Robot on 09/28/2022 - Long since deserved. You're an amazing author and highly active on the site. Given by MadHattersDaughter on 03/11/2021 - For your sheer amount of and incredible stories. Who did you sell your soul to for some spare time? Given by mizal on 03/29/2020 - For silently and sneakily becoming one of the most valuable authors on the site, and being a great reviewer. Given by ninjapitka on 10/20/2022 - Your reflection looks damn good in gold, baby. Given by Will11 on 03/25/2020 - For your excellent stories, positive attitude and dedication to writing :)


Featured Story Blackbirds
Citizens! The High King requires the patriotic swing of your sword! Enlist today! Benefits include free passage to the New World, unparalleled brotherhood, and a sense of purpose! Talk to a recruiter today! Alteran, a superpower nation unlike the world has ever witnessed. Proper, rule-following, like a civilized nation should be. Magda, a territory threatening to rival Alteran in both might and colonization of the New World. Supreme Leader Fargrave (spit), ever a constant presence at the High King's heel. Harri'ar, natives of the New World, standing a full head taller than the average civilized man. Mere beasts in a human-shaped body. The old ways are dying; the new are upon us. Author's note: Official endings will be labeled as such. Be sure to hit the "Go Back" button should you come across a premature death. Submission for the War on Intfiction.

An alcoholic writer. His career going nowhere. The daughter of a business tycoon. Author's note: This story is dedicated to Jay in response to their constructive feedback left on Unbroken. Thank you, truly, for being the inspiration behind the title. Enjoy.

Featured Story Gunslinger
Solitary is the life of those who carry iron and deal in lead. Their trail is littered with the fallen, both friend and foe alike. A man seeks rest, his body exhausted from the journey, his mind never finding stillness. Evil grows in the western frontier, a place of adventure and danger. And where those things exist, so too does the gunslinger.

Author's note:

All endings are titled. Your score will be tied to one of 7. They are:

1: Tethered to Darkness
2: For Whom the Bell Tolls
3: Death at Midnight
4: A Death Preceding Your Own
5: Blaze of Glory
6: Final Smoke
7: A Soul in Trade of Another

Entry for End Master's Manifest Destiny Contest.

They betrayed you, left you broken and bleeding in the dirt. They should have finished the job.

A second chance at life. More men to kill, more gold to earn.

Author's note:

Be warned: this is a different type of storygame. Consider it an interactive novel. There are several ways to reach the ending, but I suggest reading without using the Back button.

Strength of body, strength of will. Both are required. A man's freedom depends on his willingness to act, to rise against those who would place him in chains. Small choices add up, building towards differing outcomes. In the moment, one does not often know the implications of his actions. Inevitably, all is revealed. Author's Note: There are several "cinematic" links in the story. You will have the option to view multiple events happening simultaneously. While not adding to the branching, they do offer deeper insight into the story.

Pitka's Fables

Hello. It's me, Pitka ("Ninja" to my friends), your morality guide. Together, we will embark on a journey filled with lessons on life and ethical behavior, while having fun along the way, of course!

I've written a series of short fables for your benefit. Come, take my hand as we navigate through life's innermost difficulties.

Author's note:

Entry for Bucky's Year's End Contest.

Featured Story Rockstar
Hope you packed your smokes, poured a flask. Here, we're all alkies; no harm, no foul if you hit a mean power chord. A rockin' adventure in your favorite city. Author's Note: There are four official endings. If you don't like yours, find another.

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through

Author's note:

Entry for MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest.

There are nine total endings. I encourage you to discover them all.

Sheol's Passage and the Fallen
Thoughts appearing as fragments. A mind shattered. Broken. Weak. One of us. Author's Note: Official endings will be titled "Epilogue." There are seven total to discover.

Featured Story Sterling City
She offers everything a man could want. Sterling City, an unsteady lover, but a lover nonetheless, filled with gunfire, liberal women, and elevator dings! One day her embrace is warm, and the next, it's the cold shoulder and couch for you, baby. Best to get out while the going's good. Author's Note: Contest entry for IWT 13: The Resurrection.

Sterling Suburbs
It's the 'burbs, baby. Wipe that city grime off on the door mat. You know what, why don't you just remove those filthy shoes entirely. She's calm, collected, and safe. Sterling Suburbs, nothing like her erratic sister, filled with carpool lines, trick or treaters, and a steady supply of Budweiser. Author's Note: Written for Mara's Halloween Writing Jam. A small-sized, suburb-dwelling Sterling City spin-off!

Featured Story The Book and Devil's Altar
A new day. The chance to move on. Weigh the options, then commit. Whether you choose right or wrong, the journey begins by taking a step forward.

The Hunter, a man marked by tragedy, plagued by the internal voice. His past appears as phantoms, seeking to claim his soul.

The Sorceress, places little value on the lives of men. Humanity is but an obstacle on her rise to power.

The Warrior, built by honor. Straightforward in battle, straightforward in thought.

The Rogue, unable to leave behind what isn't his. Some artifacts are best left as they are.

The Book, a tome of black magic. Ancient curses rest in its pages, longing to be read.

Author's note: There are six official endings to discover, two of which have characters crossing over from Sheol's Passage and the Fallen.

Entry for EndMaster's Edgelord Contest 2.

The King's Command

The Providence of Kria consists of two major nations: The Kingdom of Brelia and the tribal territory of Rath. The ten-year peace between Brelia and Rath is quickly unraveling. In attempt to prevent another war, heir to the throne of Brelia, Prince Urijah, is sent on a diplomatic mission to appeal to the Rathans. In your older brother's absence, the burden of defending the kingdom falls to you. Your choices will determine the fate of the kingdom.

Runner-up for Corgi's Unofficial Contest: The Lords of the Land.

9/1/19 Update: Corrected a few punctuation errors

Featured Story The Sanguine and Blackbeard's Cutlass
Taking place during the Golden Age of Piracy, assume command of The Sanguine as you plunder and search for treasure in the profitable Caribbean. In this swashbuckling fantasy, you embark on a dangerous quest to an ancient Aztec civilization. Peril lies behind every tree, stone, and indigenous spear.

Author's note:

The story adds fantasy elements to events occurring in the 1700s. There are many real life characters and places in the story. Many are factually accurate, and many are not. I highly encourage you to research the people, places, and deities after reading.

Entry for Gower's Battle in the Ruins of a Dead Civilization contest.

Featured Story True Life
It's got sex. It's got booze. It's got heartache, hurt, and happy times. This is True Life, not a love story for the kids. Author's Note: You'll find the storygame takes place in a familiar city. That's Sterling, baby, and don't you fuckin forget it; she may be a hot mess, but she's my hot mess. Fortunately for you sick freaks, there's enough to go around. Enjoy. Just be sure to wash up afterward.

Featured Story Twin Arrows

1852 - The Territory of New Mexico

The hunt has taken me to to the outer edges of civilization. Out here, lawlessness abides. There are no godly folk. Only heathen. The inner demon in me can relate to the call of anarchy. No rules, being bound by nothing; it sounds like freedom. In the end, that "freedom" is simply the self-indulgent, care-free living that is a poison upon humanity. If killing a man will save society from the infection of lawlessness, then I will gladly do what is necessary.

You eye the journal at your lap. The freshly written ink expands and bleeds to the perfect width of the quill. Satisfied that it won't smear, you shut the book and toss it aside. The meager fire at your feet does little to warm your body, but its original use was already completed. The frail, thin-boned squirrel did little to satisfy your hunger. Still, it would keep you alive until the next meal. You pull the leather waterskin from your pack to gauge how much longer it would last. With a gentle shake, you estimate it'll last a couple more days with strict rationing.

The road is lonely. In a former life, you dreamed about wandering the world without any responsibility or burdens. The reality of the road's harsh living conditions were nothing like the trigger-happy romanticized versions of the lawless west. Here there are no home-cooked meals, no warm body to lie next to yours. It's only you and the necessary task. Someone had to die.

You gaze up at the night sky. It seemed foreign at first. Without city lights to disorient the constellations, it looked like an entirely new sky. If you traveled at a good pace, you'd reach Canyon Diablo by midday. You pull the bone-carved pipe from your pack and light a match against the sole of your foot. You lie down on your bedroll, breathe in the relaxing tobacco, and drift off to sleep...

Author's Note:

The Wild West is a dangerous place. Be sure to make good use of that "back" button. I've hidden three achievements throughout the story. Yes, your total score will show if you've discovered them or not. The highest score possible is an 8/8.

Point Breakdown:
Achievements: 1 point each
Epilogue: 5 points

Entry for mizal's Lone Hero contest.

8/28/19 Update: Fixed the symbols appearing in the description

Featured Story Unbroken
There is no escaping our nature. It simply exists. The voice within me, the one that causes me to commit terrible deeds, burns a low ember. Still, it remains, always present, always looking for fuel to burn. It wants to escape. I feel its lust. It wants to devour. This day is no different. I must battle the darkness within. Author's note: In various sections, you will be given the option to view a simultaneous event happening in the story. While not directly affecting you, the reader's path, they may create a more cinematic feel to the story. Originally written as the last page for Sixteen Words, I hope you enjoy my full adaptation of Contemplation.

Articles Written

Embracing the Writing Process
So you want to be a writer, huh? It ain't easy, kid.

Embracing the Writing Process II
So you STILL want to be a writer? Your funeral.

Recent Posts

The CYS Review Competition! on 10/7/2023 12:04:38 PM
Blah, blah, blah, thanks for the reviews, blah, blah, blah. You know how these things go. So SummerSparrow wins first. And it's not due to the text block (which is politely formatted for easy reading, probably unlike Safe and its parenthetical detours, kinda like this one). The winning factor? The review shows thought and depth. It's not just a summary of what they like and disliked. I'm given good feedback to stick in the toolbox for the next story's construction. The inclusion of re-written segments of Safe was a tasty surprise too. Beside SummerSparrow on the podium, we have fresh_out_the_oven with silver, and PerforatedPenguin with bronze. I like Fresh's focused review style using the site's 8 point system towards self-made categories. It feels real. Like the overall rating isn't just a number pulled from a hat (or butt). Peng writes more of a top level (if not flattering) review style, which can often seem like a stray cloud on a foggy day, but was refreshing among the microscopic reviews of Summer and Fresh. May the powers that be grant you with pointless points. Thank you once again, for writing these wonderful and enthralling reviews.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest RESULTS on 9/14/2023 10:15:59 PM
Is this thing on? Ahem. Wow these things are heavier than they look. Wow. I can't believe it. You know, you always dream of this day, and once the mic is hot, the words escape. Oh well. Guess that's why I'm a writer. Some people got a face for radio; I got words for print. So read em up while sipping a glass of something tasty. Sit back, relax--maybe don't smash your keyboard in the comment section for a sweet commendation (I know you're all dirty word-count padders like myself). So read it no strings attached. Take the portal to another world, for the moment, finding yourself safe (oooh, ahhh, he actually said the title).

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 9/3/2023 9:11:14 PM

Sunday Night Scavenger Hunt on 9/3/2023 7:09:50 PM
mod does not live on storygame alone.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 9/3/2023 12:06:35 AM
Guess I should start.

Monday Night WRITING Questionnaire on 8/21/2023 9:53:13 PM
I always did like your ovens. The author is allowed an unlimited number of characters that add to the story. Anything (and this goes for any word, sentence, chapter, character) that doesn't add value needs to be cut. Sometimes less is more. Sometimes more is more. It's your story, man. Just keep it cool. Real cool.

Monday Night WRITING Questionnaire on 8/14/2023 11:07:45 PM
Not my favorite sex position--oh, the questionnaire. Doesn't get any better than Stephen King's opening to The Dark Tower, a single line to start and sum the entire seven book series. One sentence to rule them all, Frodizzle my hobbit nizzle. The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

Monday Night WRITING Questionnaire on 8/14/2023 10:56:35 PM
My liver hurts? Good, let it hurt still more!

Monday Night WRITING Questionnaire on 8/11/2023 10:14:07 AM
Usually with poor posture. Sometimes with passive aggressive comments towards my wife's cooking. Both, if I'm feeling frisky.

MHD's Fantastical Fairytales Contest on 8/10/2023 10:14:48 AM
Guess I should start.