JeffreyJabs, The Reader

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Away to a Hill

This is a narrative about detachment and leaving things behind. I would recommend exploring all the branches. 

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Introduction to Grammar
This article describes, in part, common grammatical errors in the English language and how to fix them.

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Deleting Account and/or Changing Username on 1/7/2023 6:06:51 PM

It would be nice to have the option to delete your account for data privacy reasons or for turning over a new leaf. I imagine that this might be beneficial server-side too by marginally reducing the size of some database over time.

Also, it would be to nice to be able to change your username for people who want to keep all their points, old work, etc. without the burden of whatever silly username they created years ago.

Hello from a ghost on 4/15/2022 8:31:09 PM

Hi, I guess I just wanted to post here because I was checking out some of my old accounts during my name change process a little while ago and I stumbled on this site. Right now I'm migrating any progress on my unpublished storygames to my Google Drive for memory's sake. I went ahead and published one of the storygames I was working on at the time, Away to a Hill, that was more or less finished; it captures a lot of the angst I had about myself and the future back then.

I used this site a lot when I was an insecure high school student during my senior year. Looking back through some of my posts when I was briefly active during the fall of 2017, I found a lot of myself craving validation, hoping people online would view me as artistic or funny or intellectual. I'm trans now, and it's particularly funny to see my high school self complaining about They/Them pronouns as grammatically incorrect and promptly be corrected by some interesting guy named Steve. It's even funnier when I realized that I made a typo on my Article on Grammar that says to place a comma at the end of every sentence,

So, thanks for all the memories. I had a lot of fun reading EndMaster's and BerkaZerka's storygames and just generally shitposting in the forms. Hope y'all are doing well. 

December Contest on 12/7/2017 6:18:48 PM

There's nothing stopping you from just taking the idea and running with it without entering the competition ... I think. 

December Contest - Puzzle, Mystery, or Riddle Game on 12/5/2017 8:04:09 PM

Considering the fact that I've never used/published the story, I don't think finishing it counts as re-using it. I would estimate that I'm not even halfway done. 


December Contest - Puzzle, Mystery, or Riddle Game on 12/5/2017 6:22:15 PM

I thought of just writing "It's a mystery storygame, so I'm not going to reveal anything," but that would get old quick, especially if I have to say the same thing every single time I update.

I actually entered the contest to force myself to finish a mystery storygame I'd already started a while ago. It's going to be a pretty long game, so I'd better start now. 

The story centers on exploration of a dark cyber-universe that was hastily designed as an escape from vital functions that were draining the world's resources. Depending on what pathway you choose for him, the main character will explore various parts of this nightmarish techno-underworld. However, his main goal is escape. 

As it stands, the storygame does not seem much like a mystery to begin with, but as the multiple storylines develop, the waters get murkier: something's not right. At the start, the story is more closely related to the 'puzzle' part of the prompt I chose because it's all about finding out how to escape in various situations (It's titled "Escape Key").

This week, I plan on doing some more brainstorming on how to fix/continue what I've written so far.

For now, here's a sample from the end of the first page:

Earth. Sounds nice, doesn't it? Reminds you of perhaps too much sunlight soaking your skin like a faucet, of rough clay in between your fingers, of actually waking up from your dreams. People don't dream much anymore. We live in a neverending dream, beyond the sun. As sparse, grayish wraiths glide past me in the flickering light of the escalator, I know one thing that kindles deep within my essence, branded there like the light that entered my eyes from that star but would never leave.

I want out.

December Contest on 12/4/2017 7:36:51 PM

Edit Lock: Can I still enter if I don't have 100 points? I mean, negative points is possible, right? 

December Contest on 12/4/2017 7:36:00 PM

I'll take the puzzle, mystery or riddle game. Be warned that I will probably take plenty of creative liberty with the word "mystery."

Morgan's All Purpose Argument Thread on 11/2/2017 10:02:59 PM

I'm fine with the entire collection of identity movements, but I am not fine with the grammatically incorrect use of They/Them. You are a singular entity, not a plural one. 

Howdy on 10/23/2017 8:00:51 PM

Oh, potatoes.

Random Poetry Thread on 10/23/2017 7:54:51 PM

This reminds me of a poem by H.P. Lovecraft titled "Nathicana," in which the speaker complains of a horrible "coma called living" while yearning for his love in the dream-world.  

This is much more related to Halloween, though, because this poem's speaker has fallen in love with a homely ghost/corpse and not a pale dream goddess. Nice job!