mizal, The Grandmaster Procrastinator

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2/24/2024 1:17 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 20924 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

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

Discord breaking everybody's shit on 2/24/2024 8:18:58 AM
Thank you for restoring history.

Discord breaking everybody's shit on 2/23/2024 7:10:24 AM
Okay so I do remember warning folks about this before, but then I forgot too and now doomsday has arrived. I'm hearing that any images hosted through Discord are breaking, so if that affects you, hope you backed up your stuff. It hit a lot of End's threads, but he's aware and working on a fix. I'll repair any of my own... sometime, maybe, when I feel like it. But I haven't had the archivist instinct to file them all neatly away so idk.

Endmaster's prompt contest writing thread. on 2/22/2024 7:33:46 PM
Day 24 of "not having covid". Still "don't have covid". Feels like I've been swallowing sandpaper after being hit by a truck, and still having uncontrollable coughing fits at inconvenient times. Everyone at work still vexingly difficult to infect with this not covid though. Really going to try and push myself this weekend though, I hope to at least have something passable by the original deadline.

The Stanley Cup Craze on 2/22/2024 6:43:56 PM
I can't say I've noticed any addictions to collecting these, people have them at work though because the inferior humans who haven't been replaced by AI yet need to drink water. But I have noticed articles being circulated around about how wasteful they are very recently, which I'm guessing was also the inspiration for this thread. So I assume our mutual dystopian media controlling overlords have their reason to influence the population to think differently about stainless steel drinking implements now. They could've just said so. (We call them yeti cups here, but I guess "Stanley" will become the more standardized term after this. Good luck overriding the actual Stanley Cup in searches though.)

The Stanley Cup Craze on 2/22/2024 5:18:11 PM
First time delurking in two years, you must feel strongly about this.

CSS and Javascript Questions on 2/21/2024 8:42:24 PM
>the long variables page That's how you set me up with the saveable journal page, right?

CSS and Javascript Questions on 2/21/2024 6:40:05 PM
Only one man can help you, but he's not always around. I'll just turn on the signal light now. @BradinDvorak

Endmaster's prompt contest writing thread. on 2/19/2024 6:28:18 PM
Being able to write a story about literally anything as long as it has dinosaurs isn't what I'd call "limiting" really. Seems more like an invitation to just have a little fun with worldbuilding. Having to provide a plot all on your own might be less direction than desired, but that's a separate issue.

Endmaster's prompt contest writing thread. on 2/18/2024 10:11:06 AM
Getting everyone terrified of a misstep and then yelling at them for it is a hilarious move tbh. But I think everyone knows more or less what the standards for "a good story" are and what the classic mistakes have always been with these contests. "If you rush out something shitty at the last second to avoid SHAME, guess what you're getting SHAMED anyway" seems to be the message here and some of you guys might be overthinking the details.

Endmaster's prompt contest writing thread. on 2/18/2024 10:06:06 AM
I'm never including so many scenes in the past tense again. Tried picking up work on my story again this weekend and every page in the flashback needed line by line edits. I thought I had ALREADY done this as I was writing them.