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  • The ranting thread.

    This is the ranting page, so rant, overuse the mad face emoji, aND TYPE IN ALL CAPS AND USE 184738923 EXCLAIMATION POINTS!!! THIS IS TO EXPRESS FEELINGS AND ANGERRR!!
    GRRR I'M SO MAD I'LL THROW MY IPAD! *throws it* 2 SECONDS LATER *oh my god my ipad are you okay?*
    **puts on serious mask**

    Um here's my rant...

    If I should be honest, I think that I'm going to stop writing both my episode stories...

    This might be selfish, but I at least expected some reads, and my story to be ranked well, and well, it's not.

    I really wanted to share my story, and interest people with something different and new besides the cliches that are filling the rankings...

    All these stories about sex and romance are hogging the boards. So basically, if your story doesn't have sex, kissing, love, or porn, nobody wants to read it.

    These stories that are only like 10 hours old come and dominate #2 while mine, created a month ago, stands in #2014 or #3.1418929783810374837882790378003802378383.... (my rank's almost the number pi, and yes, i mean ALL OF PI. -.- )

    It's always :
    Genre: Romance
    SEX SEX PORNY PORNY F**K
    Description: THIS IS A REALLY POORLY DONE STORY BUT IT HAS SEX AND NAKED PPL SO IT'LL BE THE BEST ANYWAY
    *characters face the wrong way*
    *it's you're not your i think aloud in my head*
    *uses numbers for letters*
    *talks in slang*
    *characters wear the censored bar outfits the whole story*
    *doesn't even do any coding except use the narrator*
    *characters stand motionless on screen while i endlessly tap through really bad narrated erotica*
    *comments are filled with: ZOMG MY NAMESS KELLY PUT ME IN UR STORY I GOT THE BIGGEST BOOBS WELL THEIR ACTUALLY SMALL BUT GIMME BOOBS ANYWAY AND I HAVE TAN SKIN AND I WANT 500000 BOYFRANDS!*

    If it's not porn, it's copied material or cliches.

    Like no I don't want to see your horribly done Hunger Games episodes. I can bet you" Katniss" has the long ponytail for a hairstyle, uses a gun, and the violence is punching and the action push_away. And no, you did not create the Hunger Games by yourself. There is a .00000000001% chance Suzanne Collins, got a time machine and got on episode and saw your story and was like "Oh good golly miss molly I will steal this story idea from an unknown stranger and make a trilogy out of it!"

    And can we talk about the 50sog remakes, like , I'm sorry but I don't see anything sexy about a bunch of pixels on the floor and doing pushing actions while you awkwardly narrate the whole situation. It looks like a shameful crime scene that involves cartoon characters and really bad spot directing not some erotica that turns people on... If you're just going to end up using the narrator for the whole story, do something on Wattpad.


    And lastly, *sighs* the cliches. The love triangle thing is overused, ok. Just cause you slap on a different title, and use different characters doesn't mean your love triangle is any different from anybody else's. Add 5 guys to choose from, even add 1000 it'll still be cliche. 2 guys fighting over a woman, might as well call the Episode Twilight and claim all the copyright for it.

    And there's many more cliches and copies out there that annoy me..

    Hence, why, I might stop writing my episodes. What's the point of trying to get noticed if I'm going to get lost into a very scary ocean of grammar crimes, pixels wearing censored bars, and love triangles?!


    Now you can rant! XD
    *puts on silly cap*
    *flies away on a bunny*
    Last edited by anime; 04-05-2015, 04:32 PM.

  • #2
    Just to let people know...

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    • anime
      anime commented
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      Gwen Bruce
      wowowow thank you *bows*
      unfortunately i haven't used episode in over a year & a half and abandoned both my stories early into 2016 (and forgot both of their titles but skskfjsdkffnmsd let's not go into how forgetful i am)
      Last edited by anime; 08-07-2017, 11:28 PM.

    • anime
      anime commented
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      XtraCheesu
      noooo way smh thank you for telling me time traveler, you weren't a bother at all
      (i had to search up what OTL meant because i am an old fart but yeah i'm with you,,,, OTL.....)

    • anime
      anime commented
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      sujatha
      2 years later and i'm still flying on the bunny

  • #3
    AMEN SISTER. Even the people who are deciding to make stories about porn to SPEAK UP about it, you know they're just doing it for the views, and that's all anyone ever wants. Sex. WTF is wrong with these people? The sad thing is that the people who enjoy these stories are like 14! FOURTEEN! Sick.

    Don't get me started on those shitty love triangles. I CAN'T STAND THEM. You have to go over literally 50 STORIES in the Trending Sections just to find a story that's actually worthy of being in the ranks, with an exception of 1 or 2.

    I got a hate comment on my story yesterday, a >MYSTERY< story, keep in mind, saying that my romance was "lame". Bruh, my romance makes sense. How many times in real life is "love at first sight" ACTUALLY a real thing? God...

    Thank you for making this thread, god I could go on for hours but I'm sure I've been called mean by thinking this about individual stories... but really... all of those people are probably capable of writing an amazing story but they just don't choose to.

    Sex. Sex. Love. Love. High School. High School. Good luck finding anything else.

    I'm writing 2 stories that no one has ever written about before, and I can't see them going anywhere in the ranks because of the stupid amount of love stories that there are. What is it about -bad grammar- romance stories that keep everyone interested?! I mean, I know it's their opinion, but come on!

    Abby has finished her rant that will seem rude to many, goodbye.

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    • anime
      anime commented
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      But her rant will make me say "PREACH IT SISTER AHSSAULUDSHAFSDFHJK" in my head.

      And your story must be amazing since it's mystery. I actually hate romance so finding it and many cliches/porn/bad stories filling up the trending section irks me to the end of the rainbow.

      And why must every story take place in high school?
      Last edited by anime; 04-05-2015, 04:54 PM.

    • #Yeah09
      #Yeah09 commented
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      Oh my god!!!!!!! It's so annoying!! My main genre is Drama, then Mystery the Romance! It got #20 but then it went up into the hundreds D;...why do people like these stories, I've reported so many because they are gross and disgusting. Why can't people like original stories that don't have a story based on a love triangle...

    • Mehek
      Mehek commented
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      What are your stories called?! I really want to read them

  • #4
    Yeah, Em made a thread on that. Anyways, here's my rant:


    Why???
    Dumb Grammar In Stories?
    Agh.
    Some stories are so bad at grammar. But they contain porn, so EVERYONE reads it.
    Based on the title and the summary, I can tell if it's good grammar or not.
    I know, the old saying goes "You can't judge a book by it's cover" but like really. So this is what I basically see:

    Title: At the club
    Summary: the club is a good place for sex. read this story because it has sex.
    Genre: Romance

    Now for the story (script) :


    INT. BLACK - NIGHT

    NARRATOR
    He caaried me two the beadroom

    You probably don't want to see the rest.

    And now...comments :l


    Mia123 Writes: OMG! MORE! I LOVE YOUR STORY OMG!

    Ella Writes: Can I plz be in ur story? And I want to get laid with Chris.

    Lisa Writes: Can u add more sex scences?

    Agh!!!!!! God HELP.

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    • AbbyGG
      AbbyGG commented
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      Dude, there was this story (A GOOD STORY, BY THE WAY) that had someone who was like, "hey, does anyone know where I can find a good sex story??" asdfghjklqwertyuiop

    • anime
      anime commented
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      I cry silently every night

    • sujatha
      sujatha commented
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      😭😭😭😭😭 That's sooooo true!

  • #5
    I have to say that some stories as well written and has many readers. I guess you just didn't promote your story enough? I have two stories, and once of them was high for a very long time, even though it doesn't contain any porn or sex. (It's not ranked high right now, cause I've not updated it in a loooong while) I do think that you have a point though, since many of the top ranked stories as crap, but just because your story didn't get as many reads as you wanted shouldn't affect your writing! I'm sure your story is amazing, and maybe changing the title or the summary will attract more readers? Keep writing!

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    • Finaaaa
      Finaaaa commented
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      That's not good My story was #16 for two weeks so I was proud, since I came up with the idea and everything by myself. I don't like the whole rank thing though... I was better at the beginning, when writers could get their stories featured. Because right now, most of the stories are ripped of other featured stories, just like you mentioned in the post above. What kind of stories do you like?

    • anime
      anime commented
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      I'll read any genre.. but I like mystery, horror, fantasy, and comedy

    • Finaaaa
      Finaaaa commented
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      Mystery is my fav too ^^

  • #6
    I agree, though a few stories get in their appropriate space, it's tiring to see the same cliche romance over and over again. The worst part is, they are super short you wonder why you even bothered reading. Though I must say, I'm tired of reading romance due to how they go from:
    "Hi, my name is ........" to
    'I'm not sure why, but suddenly I've developed feelings for him'
    It's not like the character actually have personality either, they're the same "sassy" girl and "mischievous but smart" boy. =_=
    I would actually rather the roles switched and I get to play the "popular girl everyone hates.



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    • anime
      anime commented
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      Ugh me too -.-

      We always have to play the semi-nerdy girl that has an either hyperactive and annoying friend or some jealous girl and the boy we love has to be popular...

    • DanicaTilly
      DanicaTilly commented
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      Not to promote my story, but it doesnt have any of that in it, cough you might want to check it out cough
      http://episodeinteractive.com/s/5528035601154048

    • Sterre
      Sterre commented
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      That would be interesting! Hahaha, you actually have a really good idea there.

  • #7
    Happy easter! i hope the easter bunny forgets you!

    ​(This is a dare by anime :P)

    (Why does anime have to be so mean, I really hope that the easter bunny doesn't forget you.... x.x)

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    • anime
      anime commented
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      But minee? I don't want the easter bunny to forget meh!

    • #Yeah09
      #Yeah09 commented
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      Well you shouldn't of made it a dare...

    • anime
      anime commented
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      Too late lmao (I'm kidding BTW. I'm eating a chocolate bunny rn cx)

  • #8
    Sex stories: “youre cute can i have sex with you?”
    “lets f***!”
    ME: Do people find this enjoyable?? This is unrealistic, gross, unnecessary, and just disgusting.

    Romance stories: “You are my only true love, and I’ll never forget you.”
    “I don’t care if you choose him over me, I’ll always love you but I won’t get in the way of the relationship.”
    ME: Think about real life, peoples! Nobody’s gonna go chase after you, if you have feelings for another guy.

    Makeover stories: “I’m ugly and I’m gonna to turn into a princess and a hot guy will fall for me.”
    ME: Too cliche, basically every makeover story in the section.


    Intro stories: “Hi, I’m girl and my bffs are girl, and girl and I’m dating person.”
    ME: Hey, why don’t you simply just narrate the whole story, and not have any characters? Basically the same thing, right? ANNOYING._.

    Bad Grammar stories: who r u.
    your wosrt nighttmare?
    ME: What does that say?! Forget it, I quit. I can’t read it, gets on my nerves, just ugh.

    Bad punctuation stories: no
    yes you can do it i believe in you
    ME: UGHHHH!!! Punctuate peoples!!!! I usually quit after 8 or more sentences aren’t punctuated, it bothers me that much.


    College/high school stories: Yay! I’m in [school]!
    ME: Good for you. We already have Campus Crush, we don’t need a remake of that.

    Sorry stories: Sorry if my story stinks, I started when I was 10, and now I’m 15, so I’m better.
    Sorry if my story is bad, I’m only starting out so please don’t hate or report.
    ME: Episode didn’t exist when you were 10! And you would also be underaged!
    ME: Who’s gonna stop me?

    Notification alert: “Is your sound turned up?”
    “This story includes sounds”
    “Follow us on @---!!!”
    “Follow us on twitter too ---!!!”
    ME: It gets really annoying, I’m just like *tap* *tap* *tap* *tap* *quit*

    DON’T READ stories:
    ME: Really, I’ve seen many of these types of stories that are maybe hogging the trending section, and missing the other great stories stuck behind these “tests.”


    That’s all. Good to get it all out.

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    • Imagine
      Imagine commented
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      #Y09: I just did #Y09
      It's what I've heard in most trending stories I've read. Some I remember the exact words, some are just a summary of what I've heard. So...

    • #Yeah09
      #Yeah09 commented
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      I'm kidding :P it's not serious

    • Unofficial_BeautyQueen
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      Well the last one I don't think is arguable since many awesome writers put that at the end e. g - Sammer B, but other than that....

  • #9
    I CAN'T EVEN DEAL WITH THIS.......

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    • #10
      My reactions to bad stories (stolen from imagine XD , if you don't want me to do this, I can take it down.)


      Sex stories: “im raping u”

      “i sticked my thing in her thing”
      ME: I put my hands on my thing (and I mean my eyes-- don't think wrong). Hey Look I made an episode story!
      Romance stories: “You are my only true love, and I’ll never forget you.”
      “It's not what it looks like!"
      ME: Awe sooo cute! It would be such a shame if this story got really predictable and if I was able to tell the boyfriend becomes a jerk.
      Makeover stories: “I’m apparently ugly but look the same as the 289823 other episode characters and I’m gonna to turn into a princess aka almost the same thing of myself but with dark eyes and a hot guy will fall for me.”
      ME: What if that hot guy was some guy from an otome? Keep dreaming princess.

      Intro stories: “Hi, I’m girl and my bffs are girl, and girl and I’m dating person.”
      ME : Hi I'm annoyed and my best friends are my neurons and they're annoyed too and I'm dating fictional characters who are annoyed with your narrating too.
      Bad Grammar stories: liek seh sayd fakin donut tak 2 meh
      ME: I wonder if google translate translates bad grammar...

      Bad punctuation stories: hey sharkeisha if i wanted to date you would let me because i love you i want to be with you
      ME: what u sound like doge

      College/high school stories: Yay! I’m in [school]!
      ME: *goes outside* WOW! OMG IT'S MY FIRST DAY GOING OUTSIDE I HOPE EVERYTHING GOES WELL AND I GET FRIENDS!
      Sorry stories: Sorry if my story stinks, I started when I was 1 but now I'm 11!
      Sorry if my story is bad, I’m only starting out I'm new and can barely make a character move and change backgrounds so please don’t hate or report.
      ME: Okay but if I die from how bad your story is, I'm blaming your 1 year old self.
      Notification alert: “Is your sound turned up?!”
      “This story only has like 1 sound in the 1st chapter but turn it up because why not!”
      “TURN UP YOUR VOLUME UNTIL YOUR DEVICE BREAKS!”
      “Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Vine, weheartit, tumblr, your online dating website, and in real life!”
      ME: I didn't see that because I was purposely tapping so fast to avoid those annoying notifications.

      DON’T READ stories: DONT READ THIS SUCKS OK THIS IS DELETED ITS NOT BUT PRETEND IT IS!!
      ME: *reads*

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      • Hev
        Hev commented
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        aaaaaah you make me laugh but don't get me started on the bad boy stories or pregnant ones, THEY ARE DOMINATING EPISODE LIKE SEND HELP

      • The_Freak_Of_Nature
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        I mean, I'm new to Episode and stuff, but I try not to be like those annoying people with the 'sorry stories'. I might be one of them, though. Woops. :/

      • IvynG
        IvynG commented
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        I'm dead😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • #11
      Oh my god!

      WHEN PEOPLE GIVE YOU NICKNAMES YOU HATE.................


      AND YOU CAN'T EVEN........


      DEAL WITH IT...........


      AND YOU CRINGE WHENEVER YOU SEE THE NICKNAME.......


      AND THEN...


      AND THEN.....


      YOU FALL ASLEEP AND WAKE UP CRYING, I DON'T KNOW, I JUST MADE THAT LAST PART UP.........

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      • Imagine
        Imagine commented
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        I'm confused, are you kidding or being serious...? O.O
        If it helps, I fall asleep and wake up crying if I stab my toe
        And my friends sometimes call me Gina Gafina because it rhymes with my name. o.o

      • #Yeah09
        #Yeah09 commented
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        No, I'm kidding :P

      • Imagine
        Imagine commented
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        Oohkay
        (10)

    • #12
      Am I allowed to rant about something not related to the current topic? I hope so, because I'm gonna...

      If you know me well, you'll know that dishonesty is one of my biggest annoyances in life. I pride and respect honesty, and I greatly appreciate it when people are truthful and open to me. Yet, when people lie straight to my face, or tell me false stories to make them sound better that makes me want to punch through a wall. Even worse, is when I know they're lying and straight up deny it. It just really frustrates me and I hate it when some think that lying is a better option than telling the truth.

      I have encountered so many instances in my life where people have lied to me as it's the answer they think I'd like to hear. Honestly, I would rather someone say to me "what you've written here, Emily, is actually really rude, and many people may take offense to that" than, "what you've written is very opinionated, but I think everyone will approve of your opinion on this". I don't ever like people thinking that telling the truth will make me angry or upset with them. Sure, I may feel offended and a little hurt, but I'd much rather that than someone not being honest and thinking that sugarcoating is what's going to make me happy.

      (also, right at this moment I accidentally pressed something and refreshed the page. Then I freaked out when I found that the whole rest of this post had not been auto-saved. So after this point is me - in a very angry state now - rewriting this other half of the post )

      Another thing that really gets on my nerves, is when others lie in order to feel better about themselves, or create an impression to others that will give them more attention. For example, people creating fake stories about themselves, claiming credit for other's work, or lying for attention. I really cannot understand why some feel that lying in this sense is beneficial. In no way is someone going to treat you any differently whether you have helped orphans in Africa (over-exaggeration of an example... first thing that came to mind) or not. It's so easy for me to tell everyone I am diagnosed with an illness for the attention and sympathy (and yes, I do know of someone who has done this in real life to a large extent) or that I have written this amazing poem, when in fact, it was written by someone else. I can understand how the reactions from your peers would give you that boost of confidence, appreciation, and that sense of knowing that others are paying attention to you. Yet, personally, I believe that no one should have to lie in order to feel better about themselves. Why not just be truthful to who you are, and not create an identity that isn't you?

      And I could ramble on and on about other things that relate to honesty/dishonesty that annoy me, but all of these angry thoughts into my head are probably going to turn into incredibly bias and prejudiced (tired) rambling. So I think I just might stop there.

      I like ranting sometimes; good to let it out.

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      • PaperVisage
        PaperVisage commented
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        Great rant. I am the same way, but only after I learned to STOP LYING. But do understand that there are some people who compulsively lie 1) to defend themselves 2) to make themselves feel better about themselves 3) to gain the attention that they may have never received from their parents/loved ones 4) They have received WAY too much attention in their childhood and this crave for more -----------------------------> When I was young I used to tell the truth all the time then high school came along and everyone seemed so much better than me an whenever I would say something about myself I would always be frowned upon and thus my habit in lying for attention an lying to make myself look better happened. Worse way to cope with insecurity and I learned that after I made RIGHT best friends who still stuck with me despite my lying habits. And I'm so glad they did and I am so glad those years of dreadful lying are over....and honestly? Those years of lying will come back to you. And it's embarrassing when they bite you in the butt because you've lied SO many times that you've lost count of them! it's funny, too. Whenever my best friend asks me "hey remember the time you said/did..?" An I would look at them weirdly and they would say "Oh. Was that ANOTHER lie of yours?!" And then we would just laugh at my stupidity xD I don't entirely regret my lying habit, it's definitely brought up some hilarious conversations that I still giggle at today, but I do regret using that as a coping method, because it really don't do anything but put you in a position where you would be one day tested and fail that test miserably -----------> Imm not sure why I wrote this out here, probably because your post reminded me of those days and I wanted to look back at my past with this new perspective. To see how much can change, and what a great reminder it is. So again, great rant, 100% with you on the "I would rather be hurt from truth than be hurt from lies" idea.

      • PaperVisage
        PaperVisage commented
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        I wrote that via phone keyboard, keep eyes peeled for for mistakes lol. -------------------> Oh! And I'm not saying you should stop getting annoyed with liars like that, but I simply wanted to she'd some light on the certain possibilities for those who compulsively lie. You never know, they might need some help to get out of their habit OR they may just have a bit of a mental disorder (anxieties, or a personality disorder)

    • #13
      I HAVE TO RANT ABOUT THIS


      Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! http://forums.episodeinteractive.com...he-cliche-club

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      • #Yeah09
        #Yeah09 commented
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        Yay! Woo! Go Mavis!! Make sure to sign up! ^.^
        Last edited by #Yeah09; 04-06-2015, 06:09 AM.

      • Guineapiglover
        Guineapiglover commented
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        That made me laugh so hard omgoodness that was such funny post omgoodness

      • #Yeah09
        #Yeah09 commented
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        Thank you!

    • #14
      [Warning: This might be a little off-topic. ]

      Ugh— don't you guys just hate it when you're not even done talking yet, but people are already misunderstanding the situation? Well, I do. I mean, I wasn't even done talking yet, but my frickin' sister already blamed me for everything that just happened! Of course, I ended up blaming myself, too.

      After that, I wasted my whole week without wifi, and I ended up cleaning the whole house! Also, may I remind you that a huge party just happened before that horrid night? Need I say more? Didn't think so...

      Don't you guys just hate it?

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      • #Yeah09
        #Yeah09 commented
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        I completely understand and agree with you.

      • humored
        humored commented
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        Good to see I'm not alone, xD.

      • anime
        anime commented
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        I feel your painnn!

    • #15
      I tried really hard to make an original story. The highest mine has been was 54. 54. Now it's always like in the three hundreds, and I only have two comments. So, why do I only have 4 episodes? 1. I'm trying to update the previous chapters to add more choices and 2. I don't feel that appriciated. I mean, thank you, "Jade," who left me a wonderful comment. I just wish other people would be as considerate.

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      • EGG
        EGG commented
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        CORRECTION. MY STORY IS AT 675. 675! I MEAN, YES IT'S A HIGH SCHOOL STORY, BUT IT IS NOT JUST "MY NAME IS ____ AND I'M JUST A NORMAL GIRL AND BLE BLA BLOO AND I LIKE THIS DUDE AND YAK YAK YAK AND UGH." IT DOES CONTAIN SOME OF CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS A RUDE CLIQUE BUT STILL. I TRY TO PUT SOME PERSPECTIVE IN MY STORY. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY MY WELL WRITTEN STORY IS AT 675, BUT A DISGUSTING PORNO WRITTEN WITH EVERY WORD MISPELLED IS AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS. Okay... I'm done. Sorry you guys had to see that, I'm just going to go cry in a corner and think up new ideas for Hospital High...

      • anime
        anime commented
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        I really feel your pain here..

      • CynthiaStacy
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        My story is I'm finally at college! But not like "I'M JUST THAT NORMAL KID AT SCHOOL WHO LIKES THIS DUDE WHO GETS BULLIED BY THE POPULAR GIRLS WHO JUSTS WNA TS- ZS" It's "I'm no ordinary person! I'm famous! In college!" (Why isn't THAT unique?)
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