Player Comments on Now You Gotta Deal With This S***

A good deal of the interactive poetry on this site have you making choices that change the poem’s topic—it feels as if you are collaborating in building a poem, but they rarely feel like a traditional storygame, just in verse. This game is the latter—we’ve got a fun, classic IF setup, only with the additional fun of all of the descriptive text in rhyming couplets.

The verse is pretty funny, too, and it’s worth it to read every page for the snarky sense of humor: (“Most of my friends seem to be sick or in pain,” / “But don’t call the cops, we’ve had lots of cocaine.”)

Lots of death lurks around every corner, but the verse bluntly, almost hilariously sarcastically tips you off to where the danger is (Something angry, heavy and large bangs against, / To back slowly away, seems good common sense.) I have never heard Mizal’s real speaking voice before, but at this point, I feel like I know her writing voice, and this is primo Mizal: “Wow. Just Wow. Stupid must be genetic. /
The screams that follow are quite pathetic.” The narrator’s voice is so casual, so *shrug* about the events being narrated—that’s the best part here.

Naturally you have to try all the deaths, if only so you can enjoy the tombstone poetry, crafted for each death.
Whether I sell my soul, gouge out my eyes, walk into a spider’s den (“Wow, great idea!” says the narrator—if this were in prose, the narrator would be annoying, but in verse, it *works* and I laugh every time.)

The other funniest part of this game is my increasing sense that the narrator has complete disdain for her own story, telling you that two characters surely “have backstories compelling” and that this “isn’t Skyrim.”

And you get pie at the end.
-- Gower on 10/5/2019 7:01:42 PM with a score of 0
I don’t even remember reading this one before, but apparently I did since I rated it. Guess it’s time to also comment on it.

Anyway, this is another one of those poetry type stories that I don’t normally like too much. This one however was funny enough to keep my attention. Plus it was for a ballad contest so that was sort of the point in the first place.

The writing itself is fine and the use of colorful description is definitely there. What probably makes this one stand out above other short stories like this was the use of the various tombstone pics. I think this is one of those cases where pics really helped the story since they contributed to the humor.

True this one isn’t the great masterpieces of the site, but its still worth a few playthroughs.
-- EndMaster on 6/24/2018 12:17:40 AM with a score of 5
What a delicious ending. No, uh, the pie... Not the sexy vampire man. Actually, I should say 'both pies', which I guess kind of correspond to the respective strong, independent woman you choose. Nice touch.

Also, this is the first grammatically perfect story I've come across! Thank fuck; I finally have my faith in humanity is restored. Rejoice etc. Then again, the hardened cynic in my is pointing out that this is a 3000 word virgin, but hell, it's in goddamn verse so I'm not expecting Beowulf up in here.

The writing was punchy and funny, especially the tombstones, which I thought were a nice touch to the death scenes. I did feel, however, that every so often there was a line or two that didn't fit the pace of the previous rhyme, but that's me being picky.

Overall, I like how this played with the cliche tropes of classic horror in a wholly silly, modern way.
A strong 6/8.
-- AzBaz on 7/18/2017 11:44:49 AM with a score of 8
That was a fun little game.
-- etrow5 on 7/28/2019 10:13:44 PM with a score of 0
This was a thoroughly enjoyable tale of @uckery, or is it Fuc#erie. Is that an ie or or a ry? There was a great deal of fun shinanigans. I like shinanigans.
-- oraclemache on 5/25/2019 1:42:34 PM with a score of 12
This is a classic teenage horror story put to rhyme. Enjoy the monsters and the cultists and the many ways to die.
-- DerPrussen on 4/5/2019 8:42:22 PM with a score of 0
This made me laugh more than one time. Movie and floozie! Come on!

The verse was pretty good, and it kept in meter while still telling a story. That in itself was impressive. It was cheesy and light and ridiculous. I read it seven times.
-- Gower on 4/5/2019 8:14:04 PM with a score of 8888
I've never given an 8/8 until now. This is, without a doubt, the funniest thing I've ever read. I never thought I'd laugh as hard as I did at a bunch of tombstones. Also, I had a ton of time to kill, so I played for all twelve deaths and both good endscreens, and I'm fairly certain my entire life has just his its apex. This is a literary masterpiece. In RHYME, too. This could be a sick rap song, but could also go well with a serious British accent doing a voiceover on top of a harpsichord. This... is some classic-ass literature.
-- scoople on 6/22/2018 10:30:05 PM with a score of 5
Hahaha pie
-- AurondragonTyr on 5/15/2018 10:14:41 PM with a score of 0
Meh, I liked the peotic verses you had, can be better plots a bit crazy but that's my opinion. I recommend you playing this game to see for yourself.
-- energy on 4/7/2018 2:01:06 PM with a score of 0
-- Jakethebro on 2/21/2018 12:51:30 PM with a score of 0
Pretty damn good 8/8.
-- Noob_Master on 1/8/2018 7:38:44 PM with a score of 0
Good reading troop,
Not bad at all,
Took the longest route
Searched every hole
-- The Bard on 12/26/2017 10:22:47 PM with a score of 0
"Decides to become a fat lesbian nun" was the last thing I heard before I died. Hilarious 'ballad'. The need to forced rhymes result in some pretty funny word choices too.
-- llImperatorll on 12/18/2017 1:44:02 PM with a score of 12
"(Smooth moves.)
“M’lady,” you start, but she seems unimpressed,
In your best fedora, if only you’d dressed.
But turns out she’s all over you anyway,
And then you died. What more is there to say?{RIP} 6 of 12"

Well, this is the best tombstone I would say! ;)
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:24:54 AM with a score of 69
Hmmm... just wondering why this one is an apple pie? ;)
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:22:58 AM with a score of 0
"(End on a win!)
Unbelievable! Blake didn’t die.
Here, have a well-earned slice of pie.
(By the way, this is the best ending you’ll get,
Dodged a dozen much worse, you’re good at this shit.)"

AH! Finally got a 'good' ending! Well worth it considering i rated your game 7/8 five times already! ;)
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:21:07 AM with a score of 0
"(Never mind. Just...throw a rock or something?)
On second thought, it’s simpler to throw a rock.
Don’t need some crazy mutt to bite off your cock.
You find one, pitch it, but the cultists act wrong.
They don’t all swarm over there in a throng.

Worrisome how they now search for you.
Games were wrong. Not a stealthy thing to do.
Though now you wish you’d found a savepoint,
As these nutters grab you, your bones to disjoint." {RIP} 11 of 12
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:17:17 AM with a score of 11
Hit the ground hard, get up in a hurry,
Pooch runnin’ towards you in a crimson flurry,
You dodge to the left, but should’ve gone right,
Knocked into the portal, it erupts with light.

Where you wind up, no one ever can say.
House up and vanishes, by dawn of day.
Katie feels real bad, for what has been done,
Decides to become a fat lesbian nun."

Yeah, got to the 12/12 RIP! Was this suppose to be the final of all bad endings? ;)
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:14:51 AM with a score of 12
"Wow, great idea! Keep digging in deeper,
This surely can’t lead to date with the Reaper.
In fact, Ol’ Grim, he’s beaten to the prize.
By chitinous mandibles, rows of green eyes.

Skittering down the wall, on too many legs,
What happens next involves breakfast, and eggs.
Really I’d rather not go into detail,
Spiders are scary, and sanity frail."

Okay, i'll be honest... just leaving comments to see how many endings there are based on the score, ahem. ;)
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:12:21 AM with a score of 8888
Hey, very cool game design, especially the endings! Love it! ;) 7/8
-- TestingJest on 12/15/2017 3:09:55 AM with a score of 666
While the plot itself is pretty standard, the writing of it is clever and amusing. There are enough paths to satisfy the CYOA angle, which is always a good thing. I'm not the best judge of poetry, but your rhyme and meter are both pretty good, and you don't rely too heavily on faux rhymes, though I did spot a few. Also, nice touch with the epitaph pictures at the end. It really helped cement the tone.
-- Mynoris on 12/7/2017 12:22:20 PM with a score of 0
Not good as how NOT to get date raped but still very fun to read.
-- Multiverse on 8/30/2017 11:46:46 AM with a score of 5
It's quite difficult to think of rhymes and keep a sort of meter, so I highly recommend reading through this humorous ballad.
I would, however, like to see more endings like the Fake Kate one. It's unfair that every mistake ends in death.
-- JeffreyJabs on 7/30/2017 8:17:09 PM with a score of 0
This game was nicely written and was entertaining.
-- DiniTheWizard on 6/4/2017 2:13:13 PM with a score of 5
This was very entertaining and worth reading through a couple of times to see different outcomes.
-- _Zomby_ on 1/18/2017 10:36:04 AM with a score of 3
Very entertaining! 6/8
-- SonicTurboTurtle on 1/8/2017 2:07:38 AM with a score of 12
It was funny and had a good-if simple flow. Mizal was good enough at gross out humor to make me lol at some of the witty one liners, but by the end it was getting a bit stale. Over-reliance on tropes made it predictable. I think one of the ways in which Mizal could've fixed this, Would have been to flip some of the plot devices on their head. For example, I think it would have been a good move to replace the werewolf with something not-cringeworthyly obvious. Double points if it lead down a false path. It kinda feels unreplayable.

I'm not the biggest fan of ballads but all in all I think Mizal did a good job, and some of the faults might just be the problems with ballads.
-- Patar on 12/24/2016 1:45:55 PM with a score of 666
Great work! It took a while to get the best ending, but it was worth it!
-- ZagHero on 12/22/2016 5:39:19 PM with a score of 3
This is great. Very well-written and funny.
-- Lilan on 12/19/2016 7:35:13 PM with a score of 0
Funny and bloody disgusting, well done
-- Agstand on 12/17/2016 9:17:04 AM with a score of 0
Well, I now have pie.
I seem to have gotten the best end on my first try :)
-- Seto on 12/15/2016 10:36:47 PM with a score of 0
This was amusing.

It was quite linear in the beginning, but I like how you progressively got more choices, though the amount of RIP links was a bit annoying. I gave up keeping track of where I was going after a few. I still wonder what happens after you allegedly die.

Otherwise I really like the rhymes, and it has that classic mizal humor to it. Great job for a CYOA ballad. :D
-- Crescentstar on 12/15/2016 8:31:45 PM with a score of 4
Loved this.
-- Mage on 12/15/2016 8:18:35 PM with a score of 0
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