I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

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I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by SpunkySix » Sat May 24, 2014 3:37 am

It seems like a prime target. Let's see here:

-Video game? Yes.

-Dealing with tragedy and sorrow, yet largely innocent enough to be corrupted? Mmmhm.

-Has a part where the hero can die built into it? Yep.

-Just obscure enough to be unsettling yet somehow more believable to discover a warped version of it? Yeah.


And as far as I can tell, nothing. What the hell Internet? Get your collective shit together. Even Bubsy 3D has at least one. It's a troll pasta, but still.
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by KeiichiO » Sat May 24, 2014 3:48 am

Hmmm. I've never thought about that... I'm a pretty big fan of creepy pasta, (Excluding to super popular, yet subpar ones like Jeff The Killer, the numerous Slender Man stories, the countless lost episode/haunted game cartridge stories, etc...) so I'm not sure why I've never pondered about a possible KS story. Now that the idea is in my mind, I can kinda see how it could work... It'd have to be handled well, or else it would suffer the same fate as the many other crappy pastas.

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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Munchenhausen » Sat May 24, 2014 4:05 am

Nurs pull me into his ofice
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And then a skellington popped out

Seriously though, I'm on the same level as KeiichiO here. It could be done pretty well, especially considering Yamaku's predicted mortality rate compared to normal schools.
That, and the fact that a large number of the students are already horribly disfigured.
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by d2r » Sat May 24, 2014 6:29 am

The way I see it, the problem is that most of the creepypasta videogame tropes you could apply to the game have been done to death.

I like to think an ideal creepypasta version would involve seeing the heretofore unseen Lilly bad end, which would play out in true KS style (that is, it's just an unpleasant breakup with no gore, evil demon etc.) feeding into silent credits. Except when you're done, the game crashes and the data becomes corrupt, forcing you to download another copy. But when you do, it's just a normal copy without the extra ending you just saw.

Your curiosity stoked, you find these forums and ask around. "What bad end?" you are told. She has no bad end; only a neutral. You are confused. Everything you've seen indicates that what you saw does not exist. Yet you saw it. You KNOW you saw it; that it was not a dream. The fact that you saw what was not there eats at you, slowly, despite the fact that there was no gore or "hyper-realistic" detail or evil spirit. Just a bad break-up that, by all accounts, should not have been. Slowly, curiosity drives you into obsession and madness.

Such, at any rate, is how I'd handle a creepypasta for the game.
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Forever_ambivalent » Sat May 24, 2014 6:30 am

What would a KS creepy pasta be like? I haven't read any creepy pastas but I can guess a creepy pasta of KS would be like White Day: A Labyrinth Named School.

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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Sat May 24, 2014 6:32 am

d2r should write these for a living, I felt my heart rate slightly rise just reading that o.O
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by brythain » Sat May 24, 2014 6:59 am

The closest I ever got to writing creepy pasta was not particularly creepy. However, it creeped out a lot of people who'd been following my actual fanfic.

You can find it here.
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Mute » Sat May 24, 2014 11:46 am

Beta Hanako's bad endings are quite like creepypastas. In all seriousness, it is a little surprising that this game doesn't have a creepypasta..
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Potato » Sat May 24, 2014 4:30 pm

Just as well. Creepypastas are awful.
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by KeiichiO » Sat May 24, 2014 4:53 pm

Potato wrote:Just as well. Creepypastas are awful.
Have you read every single one? Yes, a lot of them are horrid, but that's because anyone can write them. It's not fair to say creepypastas as a whole are awful, when there are quite a good amount of excellently written tales that are truly chilling, and addictive. Some are so great, I'd compare them to Edgar Allen Poe's short stories. Some I can even see as short films.

Let's just put it this way. There are creepypastas, and there are crappypastas. There's a outstanding abundance of crappypastas written by emo 12-year-olds who think they're deep, but really, they have no knowledge of the real world, but if you look hard enough, you'll find some amazing reads that really make you think. One even left such an impact on me, that I even shed tears a few times during the read.

My point is, you shouldn't judge things as a whole. It's like saying yogurt sucks just because you don't like the banana flavor. There are other flavors out there that you could enjoy.

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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Oddball » Sat May 24, 2014 4:57 pm

I've read some good ones, but they're very few and far between. For the most part though, I just have trouble taking them seriously.

Partially because they're called Creepy Pastas. Was that seriously the best name they could come up with? Garfield's Tales of Scary Stuff is more intimidating.
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by KeiichiO » Sat May 24, 2014 5:01 pm

Oddball wrote:I've read some good ones, but they're very few and far between. For the most part though, I just have trouble taking them seriously.

Partially because they're called Creepy Pastas. Was that seriously the best name they could come up with? Garfield's Tales of Scary Stuff is more intimidating.
I agree. It is a pretty silly name. Before I was into the whole fad, whenever I'd see the words "creepy pasta", I could only think of this:
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Comrade » Sat May 24, 2014 5:09 pm

KeiichiO wrote:
Potato wrote:Just as well. Creepypastas are awful.
Have you read every single one? Yes, a lot of them are horrid, but that's because anyone can write them. It's not fair to say creepypastas as a whole are awful, when there are quite a good amount of excellently written tales that are truly chilling, and addictive. Some are so great, I'd compare them to Edgar Allen Poe's short stories. Some I can even see as short films.

Let's just put it this way. There are creepypastas, and there are crappypastas. There's a outstanding abundance of crappypastas written by emo 12-year-olds who think they're deep, but really, they have no knowledge of the real world, but if you look hard enough, you'll find some amazing reads that really make you think. One even left such an impact on me, that I even shed tears a few times during the read.

My point is, you shouldn't judge things as a whole. It's like saying yogurt sucks just because you don't like the banana flavor. There are other flavors out there that you could enjoy.
There are indeed some fine creepypastas out there, you just need to know how to look.

and the subject of KS creepypastas, I don't really see how it could work, maybe something about hidden content or something
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by Potato » Sat May 24, 2014 5:56 pm

KeiichiO wrote:excellently written tales that are truly chilling
Name ten.

As for KS...I dunno, Emi's running blades would probably be haunted or some "creepy" thing like that. :roll:
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Re: I'm surprised this game has no associated creepy pasta

Post by KeiichiO » Sat May 24, 2014 7:33 pm

Potato wrote:
KeiichiO wrote:excellently written tales that are truly chilling
Name ten.
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