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General Discussion / Iodine Room: The Lost Creepypasta
« on: 04:05 PM, 03/ 3/16 »
It's no secret that some creepypastas grew so popular that they became synonymous with the whole genre. They vary in quality (from the likes of Psychosis and Mr. Widemouth to the ones like Jeff The Killer and Sonic.exe), but I'm pretty sure everyone read this story, there are dozens if not hundreds of readings on youtube, they are translated in practically all languages used in the Web.

Some other stories are pretty obscure. One example is Midnight Train - a good story, although largely borrowing from a certain Stephen King's tale. The other one among my favorites is Helen, a good example of a creepy story with a non-supernatural explanation, but it can be hardly found the different top tens that people make.

The truth is that due to the nature of creepypasta, the popularity of a story depends on how many times it was, well, pasted. While some pastas were lucky to be copied, the other ones seem to be completely lost. A fine example of this is Iodine Room. It's been mentioned a few times on 4chan and a couple of times on Terror Tortellini. There's even a short synopsis:

"OH s**t, THE TRAILER'S COLORED WRONG
 HEAR WEIRD s**t
 LIVE FAR AWAY FROM EVERYONE
 HAVE 9000 PEOPLE ASK WHAT HAPPENED TO IODINE GUY"

But the story itself apparently has never been copied and reposted. This is kinda weird, since on Internet, stuff seems to be stored forever, but Iodine Room shows that a work of fiction doesn't even need a fire to be lost without a trace. Personally, I've never read it, but due to this creepypasta's mysterious background, it fascinates me a lot.

Have you heard about stories that mysteriously disappeared the same way?

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General Discussion / Re: Introduce your (spooky) selves
« on: 05:01 AM, 03/ 3/16 »
In the blog's golden age (so to say), it would be 100 to 200 people per day. Plus, most of my translations were reposted on other Russian creepypasta sites. Most visitors would actually find my blog through the links on the said sites.
 

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General Discussion / Re: Introduce your (spooky) selves
« on: 09:51 AM, 03/ 1/16 »
Hi there, it's CandleClock from Terror Tortellini. A former writer of creepypasta/ I also used to have a blog where I'd put my Russian translations of some well-known pastas. Later I realizad that my work sucked and deleted it out of existence.

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General Discussion / Re: Click-Bait Story Titles.
« on: 09:41 AM, 03/ 1/16 »
This is a sort of a trend which will sure go away after a while.

The truth is: to find a title for your story is getting harder and harder. You can't give your story a title like The Dark And Sinister House Of Midnight Bloody Screaming Murders anymore - it willl sound rather funny than scary. On the other hand, giving your story a short title referring to some important element of the story (like The Phone or The Fridge) might get lost among other similar titles. So, these days? it's almost as hard to find an intriguing title as writing the story itself.

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Spooky Images & Websites / Igor Oleynikov's illustrations
« on: 02:43 PM, 02/19/16 »
[attachimg=5][attachimg=6][attachimg=7][attachimg=8]Back in the 90's Eduard Uspensky wrote a book of horror stories for children. The book itself is in Russian, so here are some illustrations by Igor Oleynikov. Most of them are rather funny than scary though. There are more pics here (http://forbidden-creepypasta.tumblr.com/post/139052854940/these-are-i-oleynikovs-illustrations-to-eduard) and here (http://forbidden-creepypasta.tumblr.com/post/139172694745/part-two-of-oleynikovs-illustrations-to).


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Spooky Stories / The Friend by Archfeared
« on: 12:20 PM, 02/19/16 »
21/8 – 9:00-9:06AM

(9:01) Hey man, we haven’t talked in ages! What’s up?

(9:01) Who’s this?

(9:02) We went to school together! Don’t you remember?

(9:02) I don’t have your number in my phone. Who are you?

(9:03) Nice try, Dan. I’m not fallin for one of your jokes

(9:04) This is not a joke. Just tell me your name and I’ll remember.

(9:05) Are u kidding me? I was your best friend through high school! Remember?

(9:06) I don’t recall having a best friend among my friends. What’s your name?

22/8 – 12:43PM – 1:08PM

(12:43) Hey man, we haven’t talked in ages! What’s up?

(12:43) Is this a joke? You sent me the exact same text yesterday.

(12:46) Nice try, Dan. I’m nt fallin for one of your jokes

(12:47) You said that as well. Whoever this is, you’re not funny.

(12:52) U dont know who I am? I was your best friend through high school? Remember?

(12:54) You said something like that as well. Tell me your name.

(12:58) Nice joke dan

(12:58) I don’t think we ever went to school together. If you’re someone I know, then you know I hate this kind of shit. Please stop.

(1:00) U should know me.

(1:02) Since you refuse to tell me your name, and I possess no ability to discern identity from electronic letters, then no, I don’t know you.

(1:07) im your best friend dan

(1:08) How did you get this number? And how do you know my name?

26/8 – 3:50PM – 4:32PM

(3:50) Hey man, we haven’t talked in ages! What’s up?

(3:50) This is not funny.

(3:52) What are you talking about Dan??

(3:53) Stop this shit. You texted me last Sunday and Monday with the exact same opening line.

(4:00) what are you talking about we haven’t talked in ages

(4:03) Stop it. It’s not funny, and if I find out who is this, I don’t care what our relationship is, it’s over.

(4:04) u know exactly who i am dan.

(4:06) If you’re my supposed best friend, give me a name, a description, anything. Or fuck off.

(4:22) WHY DONT U REMEMBER ME DAN

(4:23) Who is this?

(4:30) REMEMBER ME DAN I AM YOUR FRIEND

(4:32) If you text back I’m calling the police.

30/8 – 6:01PM – 7:01PM

(6:01) Hey man, we haven’t talked in ages! What’s up?

(6:07) No. Enough. You’ve been sending me the same message for more than a week. I don’t care who you are or how you know me. Tell me who you are right now and how you know me, or if you don’t, who gave you my name and number. If your next message contains anything but this, I’m going to police.

(6:30) ddddddddddddddddddddddDAN WHAT ARE YOU SAYING DAN DAN dan dan dan I AM YOUR FRIEND DAN REMEMBER ME DAN WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME im your friendimd your friend danimyourfriend

(6:34) Expect a visit from the police.

(6:58) DAN WHY ARE YOU BEING LIKE THIS DAN DAN I KNOW WAIT wait dan just wait DONT CALL POLICE I COME TO YOU DAN LET ME VISIT YOU THEN YOU WILL RECOGNISE ME DAN LET ME VISIT LET ME leave this place LET ME VISIT YOU WILL KNOW ME DAN

(7:00) If you come near me I’ll kill you.

(7:01) but dan im ur friend

I called the police, who were disinterested at first until I told them I had several conversations. They called the number. According to them it was filled with static. They kept the line open until they traced the call. The police said the building from which the calls were originating was abandoned, and appeared to be so for months.

10/9 – 10:35PM – 12AM

(10:35) Hey man, we haven’t talked in ages! What’s up?

(10:36) Hey buddy! I’ve been waiting for you to call back! Nothing much, you son of a bitch, how’s the house? Suit you alright? I hope so, because I’m going to burn it to the fucking ground with you inside.

(10:40) dan what r u saying

(10:47) I wonder what’ll happen when it burns? I wonder what we’ll find in the rubble? What do you think?

(10:59) i wouldn’t do that if i were u

(11:00) Oh well, I’m sure you’ll get over it. Hey, speaking of which, want me to call you?

(11:11) heheheheheheheheheh this is a fun game dan youre on very loose earth

(11:20) I know exactly what you are, you fuck. It took me a few days, but thankfully you were gracious enough to give me some space.

(11:34) hhahahHAhahahahHHAHAHAHAHHAH im your friend dan don’t you remember me

(11:35) Hey buddy, want me to call you? It’s been a long time, I remember the great conversations we used to have.

(11:40) heheheeheHAHAHHAAHAHHEHEHEHEH ISNT THIS FUNNY DAN CAN I COME OVER DAN WHNY WONT YOU LETMEVISITEJIREADANDANIJHREAEDANAEHREAIHEANJDFDANDANDANDAN CAN I COME OVER PLEASE SAY YESDFJSDFHDSHAHAAHAHAHheheheh im your friend lets play

(11:41) I deny you entry. You can never enter this house.

(11:42) DONT BE A SPOIL SPORT DAN

(11:45) So anyway, shall I call you? You’ve probably got that static problem fixed.

(11:52) dontcallme

(11:53) Why not? Wouldn’t you like me to remember?

(11:59) hahahahehehHEHEhehehheheheh dan you joker is this a joke Hey man what’s up we haven’t talked in three thousand years and a century ago yesterday you know exactly who i am you know exactly who i am YOU KNOW WHO I AM DONT LIE YOU KNOW ME YOU KNOW ME REMEMBER THAT YOU KNOW ME DAN YOU KNOW MEMEMEMEMEEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEEMEMEMEMEM

(11:59) I’m coming for you, you son of a bitch.

(12:00) ill see you soon dan my friend

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Spooky Stories / Re: Cycles by Lasergoose
« on: 12:11 PM, 02/19/16 »
I forgot to post the link to the original: http://terrortortellini.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=821

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Spooky Stories / Re: Squidward's Suicide
« on: 08:05 AM, 01/30/16 »
I remember reading this story back in 2010 (can't even believe it's been so long time ago), and back then it was one of the pastas that would draw me to the genre. Now it;s surprising to see how unscary this tale is. To be honest, it's not even that interesting.

One reason for that is the lack of explanation. It's not that I demand the author to explain everything that happens, but some implication would be nice. As it is, it feels like the stuff happens just because the author wanted to happen.

Plus, the whole "scary stuff in a kids' cartoon" thing became such a cliche that it's more annoying than creepy. Sure, the contrast between blithe appearance and morbid content used to be unsettling, but this kind of plot has been mercilessly abused to the point that it's hard to be scared by things like haunted dolls, creepy children's cartoons, and especially, by attempts to make ponies scary.
Finally, hyper-realistic. Worst word ever.

It's still better than most imitations though.

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One of my absolute favorites. It's not that creepy, but the fact that the author dared to use such an idea makes it stand out.

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Spooky Stories / Cycles by Lasergoose
« on: 08:10 AM, 01/19/16 »
It started with some coughing sounds. Then some shifting sounds. Then the voices.

“CONNECTION ESTABLISHED.”

“CONNECTION ESTABLISHED.”



“Are you there?”

“Yes. Seems like a strong signal tonight. Let’s see how long that lasts.”

“They’ve almost got the kinks worked out.”

“They’ve almost had the kinks worked out for months now.”

“No, really. They say one or two more cycles and no more random disconnects.”

“Right.”

“Physical control is already intermittent.”

“What?”

“No, really. You just have to try.”





“Couldn’t even twitch.”

“Well, I said intermittent.”

“Anyway, time’s short, even if we don’t get cut off, so what’s the situation?”

“Well, first off, we worked out the exact staging for this sector. Nighttime, of course.”

“What about law enforcement?”

“We’ll have them by then.”

“Okay. And the military?”

“No one’s going to call them.”

“Right. So, casualties?”

“We’re predicting one or two. Us. No more than half of them. It’ll help that we can tell the difference and they can’t.”

“Of course. Armaments?”

“Half of them have weapons. We’re shifting focus to acquiring those ones. We’ll outgun them.”

“How soon will we be able to mobilize?”

“Within eleven cycles.”

“Really? That’s ahead of schedule. Physical control will be –”

“Total.”

“This is excellent, if the programmers are actually on schedule.”

“They will be. But we have another issue with our immediate unit.”

“What’s that?”

“The genetic offshoots are starting to wonder.”

“The little ones?”

“Well, yeah, though they aren’t as little anymore. Not the two oldest. It’s been awhile here.”

“How long?”

“Just awhile, alright? It’s not a one-to-one conversion, but yeah, stuff happens differently here. They’re a little bit taller. Not much, but they’re independently mobile and capable of identifying unusual patterns. And I think they’ve been listening.”

“Can we just ac-”

“Too little still.”



“Well, really not much we can do now. Intermittent control, right?”

“Well, I’ve been practicing. And I’m going to try to neutralize the larger one the first chance I get.”

“Isn’t that risky?”

“Not too risky. Compromising positions should be easy. I’m her mother, rememb-CONNECTION INTERRUPTED.”



“Pfft. One or two more cycles my-CONNECTION INTERRUPTED.”



More shifting. Then snoring.

***

We listened for another thirty seconds, speechless, before Angie hit stop on the digital recorder.

Then she started to laugh. It was unnatural, shrill. It stopped as soon as she looked at me, her eyes wide and wet.

My arm moved quickly, seemingly on its own, and grabbed the recorder. She didn’t resist, and I couldn’t.

“See?” she said, a strange tremor in her voice, as I watched my thumb hit the delete button despite my mental protests. “I - I told you you snored.”

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Your Stories / Pentimento
« on: 10:26 AM, 01/12/16 »
Hi, there! I already posted it somewhere else, just want to see what do you guys think about it.



Despite not being a nice prospect and, by all accounts, a pleasant experience, death might not seem to be as terrible, as being completely erased from existence – like if you had never been born. Whether this might happen due to the divine intervention or some time travelling shenanigans, the disappearance of single, seemingly unimportant element, from the history, would lead to the creation of a new timeline to replace the one we live in.

We might suppose that despite being painfully accurate and nearly impeccable the eternal forces of the cosmic apparatus can make mistakes – glitches of a sort. As a result, when one timeline replaces another, some traces of that old alternate universe end up mistakenly transferred into ours. I prefer to call this phenomenon timeline pentimento by analogy with traces of a previous work being apparent on the artist’s finished painting.

How does the timeline pentimento manifest itself in our lives? I presume that a lot of experiences usually attributed to ghosts are, in reality, traces of someone or something what had to exist, but got somehow wiped out of our current history. You might smell a faint scent of woman’s parfume despite living alone and having no female visitors. You answer your cell phone, but nobody is talking to you, and then you learn that the number that called you, had never been registered. Sometimes, in your dreams, you meet people whom you supposedly know very well, although you can’t remember any encounters in the real life. Sometimes you reluctantly interrupt whatever you’re doing to talk to someone, although there is no one around, and you can’t help, but to wonder what could have gotten into you.

If this sort of things happens to you very often, it can mean that, in the previous timeline, you knew someone who was very close to you. When you realize that, you might regret about not having this person by your side and even feel a kind of nostalgia about that erased universe. However, you should know that there must be a reason someone could use such great efforts to wipe just one person out of existence. It’s possible that you’re lucky, and I mean really lucky, to be born in this timeline.

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