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by Anableps
Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Happy 25th Anniversary

I suspect that Sir-Toby's provider updated PHP as a security measure without consulting him and broke the code. The get_magic_quotes_gpc function has been removed from version 8 of PHP. The Horsehockey site, which uses the Extend-a-story code, is working. I added an episode there.
by Anableps
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:52 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: Technical difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Technical difficulties

I was trying to create an episode with the second option for the NEQ Episode 95146, which should generate PHP for episode 99448. It looks the Black Void has the same behavior. When I tried to create the page, I received this message: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function get_magic_...
by Anableps
Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Happy 25th Anniversary

I was not around when the first episode was published on February 9, 1999. I think that my first contribution came in October 2003. I found the site on one of the add-venture web rings. The Internet was very different back then. I have gotten a lot of enjoyment from the stories on this site over the...
by Anableps
Thu Apr 27, 2023 6:58 am
Forum: The Black Void
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 3
Views: 24042

Re: Heads Up

I posted a new episode in the cafeteria episode. I had to keep it short as I need to get some sleep, but I had some ideas. Character backstory. Ulrike - Born 1987 (35-36 years old in 2023) in East Berlin. Well adapted to this new world in some ways. Familiar with stories of authoritarian regimes and...
by Anableps
Thu Feb 23, 2023 3:12 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: Episode 16527
Replies: 1
Views: 19881

Episode 16527

It looks like we may have had a visitor write a new episode. I am not sure if he or she will read the forum postings, but if so, welcome. The episode advances the story and the writing is reasonably good, so I built on it. I hope that you stay and write more episodes. The story thread is fairly shor...
by Anableps
Sat Dec 31, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 29
Views: 105010

Re: Season's Greetings

And a happy new year to JH, Sir-Toby, and all the authors.
by Anableps
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

I haven't run out of ideas or interest. Just haven't had sit down time. Maggie will get her hands on the alabaster jar, but getting out of the caves will be the challenge.
by Anableps
Tue May 25, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

I hope to be able to continue writing episodes. I do have an idea for continuing this one. I think that I will choose the option where she cannot get past the guards. This will not be as bad for Maggie as it might first appear. I have some dialog to work out, so I don't know exactly how it will turn...
by Anableps
Sun May 23, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

118065 and 118063 are episodes 12 and 13 for 2021. Resolution complete. In 118065, Maggie is more likely to try to exploit the chaos after the dragon's death to gain the trust of one of the factions in the cave, and then later gain the jar with that faction's help. The jar is difficult to find, and ...
by Anableps
Mon May 10, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

11 of 12 done. I have not forgotten about this. I have two ideas for the Maggie/Belboz-Exotica story, and I may use both open choices. One choice leads to Maggie leaving the massage room, and searching the caves for the jar. The other choice is that Maggie stays behind and places herself into servic...
by Anableps
Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Keep Safe!
Replies: 35
Views: 83929

Re: Keep Safe!

Doing OK here. I have already gotten the first of two vaccinations for COVID-19. Will be getting the next one in a couple of weeks. Not looking forward to going back into the office, honestly.
by Anableps
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

Number 9 of 12 completed. 118026 is an episode for which the "add other option" button is really useful. There are more possibilities than the two options that I added. The title makes explicit what happened, although Fred does not know within the story. Fred has hit part of the dragon's f...
by Anableps
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

And with 117969 I have written 8 of 12 that were in the resolution. A reader might fairly ask, what is the difference between the three options? All three are similar. I wondered what the nature of the dragon's skin was, and how Fred intended to use his sword to attack it. And whether Fred had enoug...
by Anableps
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

Accounting on the 2021 resolution: 6 episodes - 5 episodes in the "Fred and Maggie" story and one in the "Two Djinns" story as of February 19. Likely episode 7: I have been thinking about a follow-on to 117927 for a couple of days. I do not think that there will be a lot of actio...
by Anableps
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: The Never Ending Quest
Topic: 2021 Resolution
Replies: 44
Views: 78915

Re: 2021 Resolution

Number 6: I added an episode to the djinn thread (117920, extension 117926). Velus was part of the earlier episodes, appearing last as a dog cowering in the market at 6669.