Creepypastas

CreepyPasta: Psychic Baby Project

Creepypasta takes many forms, some are presented as third-person perspective stories, others are accounts from a friend of a friend of a friend who knew this one guy, and others are shown as diary entries. Today’s entry is presented as a thesis, though it morphs into an account towards the latter half of the story.

Today we will be looking at the Psychic Baby Project.

Psychic Baby Project is a great example of the Creepypasta genre, it incorporates elements common to many creepypasta stories and uses them well. The narrative is easy to follow and the narrator a well-crafted one who is believable in their reactions. The plot is reasonably well done, though could use some improvement. Certain elements are left open to interpretation in some areas and several elements are not resolved or explained which adds to the potential realism of the story. But then there are elements that seem superfluous to the story and the fact that they are not resolved makes me think they would have been better off being cut completely.

I’d very much recommend you read it yourself to get the full impact.

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CreepyPasta: Where the Bad Kids Go

Today I want to talk about one of my favourite CreepyPasta stories, a favourite because it taps into a childhood fear that most of us will share.

Today I want to talk about Where the Bad Kids Go.

Summary

The unnamed narrator tells of a television show he used to watch as a child, growing up in Lebanon during a war. The show was highly moralistic and trying to instil good behaviour in children. However, whereas most television shows aimed at children are more carrot than stick, this show was more stick than carrot. For those of you not familiar with the saying, the carrot is a reward, the stick is punishment.

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CreepyPasta: Lost Silver

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It’s that time again, time for Creepypasta. Any of you who have been reading this blog for any length of time now will probably have picked up on the fact that I am a fan of Creepypasta. I love the way the old urban legend/campfire style story has evolved for the digital age.

When I first stumbled across Creepypasta I did so in the videogame genre, particularly listening to Creepypasta readings on YouTube, at first I didn’t understand how this could be considered a scary story, how scary can a story about a videogame be? Especially a hacked videogame. But then I say down and listened to Lost Silver and I started to understand just how immersive and effective this genre of storytelling could be.

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