Cynical Stranger

Cynical Stranger

Tales from the Underside: How to Maintain a Questionable System-In-Progress

Tales from the Underside: (...)
by greyly
501 pages

After a series of complicated subway line transfers, Isaac stumbles into the Underside, a fantastical parallel world inhabited by a hodgepodge of overpowered beings. He’s saved by the “god” of this world, Lilith, who decides to implement a stat system to save the Underside from further property damage. Four years later, this system is (roughly) in place, and Isaac is the unfortunate soul tasked with keeping it updated.

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This story starts out as a chill, slow burn comedic slice-of-life that follows Isaac’s strange adventures in the Underside. It becomes progressively more serious as it goes on, eventually turning into a character study and developing a serious plot as Isaac learns more about the Underside, its history, and himself. 

Update: Volume 1 (Arcs 0, 1, and 2) is now complete! We have reached the serious plot.

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Paint The White Room Red (MC Deathmatch)

Paint The White Room (...)
by Cynical Stranger
16 pages

Let's get straight to the point, give me a short description of one of your main characters and I will write a short action scene of them fighting other MCs to the death.

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8 The Infinite

8 The Infinite
by Cynical Stranger
90 pages

Is immortality a gift or a curse? For 8 the suicidal immortal the answer is quite clear. But making his death wish a reality won't be an easy task. The Broken Wastelands are full of anomalous places that break the rules of physics, time and space, offering fates worse than death, especially to an immortal such as 8. The people of the wastelands are no less dangerous, turning to fanatical and strange ways of life in order to fit the chaotic and twisted lands they call their home. What will 8 find first? A way to end his life once and for all? Or a purpose strong enough to make him abandon the search for death?

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Big Red Button.

Big Red Button.
by Mad Sadie
408 pages

There is a button. It is red. It will be pushed.

Semi-CYOA type story.

Volumes are standalone. New ones appear like magic for every writathon.

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The Future That Never Was — The Rings Will Rise Again!

The Future That Never (...)
by Space Pickle
838 pages


The Future That Never Was features an alternate space age where the Soviets colonized the belt before David Bowie sang Life on Mars; where rogue AIs took over the web; where pizza came in cans. Humankind couldn’t dream of a more exciting future. Yet, as foolishness eventually turned Earth into a nuclear wasteland, shadows began to conspire from the heart of the Moon to beyond the mysterious Planet Nine…

This book series is an extended universe in progress which includes numerous R-rated titles. All of them will be uploaded on Royal Road for free. Check the Index or the list below for the main stories.

🐈  KITTY KITTY - Completed - READ

Join sassy space cat Lee and his Desert Eagle-toting, soda-swigging human partner, Ali, in a future stuck in the late 80s/early 90s. Board the dynamic duo’s ship, the mythical Kitty, as they bounty-hunt their way through a dystopian solar system—so lock and load, and shout Cowabunga! because it’s crime-fightin’ time! 


Amid the chaos of the Rings Civil War, a disgraced pilot finds himself tangled in a vast vendetta involving a megacorporation, android mercenaries and data-cartels. From Saturn’s Plastic Fields to the fringes of Kuiper, his violent redemption is an 80s-esthetic space western filled with tears, blood and... ducks?

Other stories related to the first arc of The Future That Never Was:

RADIO FREAK - Standalone biopunk short story featuring Ali Koviràn, the Data Maiden and Bill Murray

STELLAR PATRIOTS - Short special with Braun Kamirov, linking KITTY KITTY and the book series


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