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Thursday, April 25, 2013

607: Creepypasta, wooooo-ooooo!

Creepypasta. That's a strange word. It's one of those weird, semi-nonsense internet words that you have nowadays. It's essentially what, in the days of H.P. Lovecraft and his contemporaries, used to be called Weird Fiction. Strange horror stories about monsters, murderers, aliens and technology. Weird. Creepy. Apparently there is something called Copypasta (like Copy-Paste) which is stories copied and shared around the internet. Switch the word Copy with the word Creepy and all of a sudden those stories being shared are off the horrific variety.

Some of them are great, some not so. A lot of them (including the one I wrote, but I won't mention that yet, it's a surprise) are about lost episodes of favourite telly programmes, such as the one about the episode of Spongebob Squarepants in which Squidward finally snaps and kills himself.. Some of them are utterly inspired such as this one, An Egg, which is conceptually brilliant. I won't spoil it but I insist you click the link and read it.

The Creepypasta wiki is a collection of scary stories, some are very much of the internet age, but also posted are public domain classics like Dracula and Frankenstein. Anyway, what I'm getting to is that I have written one, the subject of which was thought up by Scott Ackerman of 'Unrested' YouTube Channel (visit his channel for loads of videos about life in Japan from the perspective of an gaijin American with a healthy nerdy interest in comics, horror, etc).  It's called ALF Autopsy and it describes the first person adventure of a European visitor to Japan who discovers a mysterious old Laserdisc with a horrifying lost episode of the 1980s American sit-com ALF. (The real ALF ends with an awful cliffhanger in which ALF is captured by the government who presumably do all experiments and stuff. The show was cancelled so whatever was supposed to happen was never revealed leaving room for all sorts of speculation.)

Read my ridiculous story here. 

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