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Creepypasta

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You know those long, involved ritual creepypastas, the ones that involve a million different steps, the ones where if you breathe at the wrong second you die? Ever wonder who figured it out? It couldn’t
have been trial and error – you don’t get a second try at something like that.

The answer’s actually pretty simple. Nobody figured it out.

He already knew.

There’s… an entity, I suppose you could call it, although I always think of it as a him. A little boy, to be exact. He seems to enjoy playing around with people, you see.

And he knows all the rituals, or at least all the real ones. So sometimes he spreads out the information. Ever felt inspired to write some piece of horror that seemed to contain elements that didn’t even
exist in your nightmares? Ever had a disturbing idea for some horrible but compelling rite, that seemed to ‘just come to you’? It might have been him working through you.

If you get one of those flashes, write it down and post it. I can’t guarantee your health if you don’t – he can be awfully persistent about getting his little messages out, and even if you’re just babbling it to your safe padded walls you’re still saying it.

But, at the same time, if you get one of those flashes… halfway through writing it, stop, open up the instant messenger of your choice, and IM yourself. If all you see are your own normal words echoed back at you, give up there. Either it really is just your imagination that gave you the idea, or he doesn’t want to talk.

But if the message comes back with odd typos that weren’t there before, or new capitalization, or different punctuation marks… well, I’m sure you’ve seen enough pasta with puzzles in it to know what to do to find the message and respond.

If he likes you, or finds you amusing, he’ll talk to you directly there. If he gives you a new puzzle… keep going, but be careful. They get harder and harder, turning from simple wordplay to numerology
to esoteric mystical references to God knows what else, but also more and more compelling. It’s harder to just close the window and walk away, and the feeling that you’re just about to reach a solution never eases. And so the next time some poor soul’s found slumped over their computer, killed by starvation and exhaustion and neglect… well, maybe it was just some game, right? But maybe he just wanted to solve that one damn puzzle.

If he does greet you directly, you can name three things you desire – any three at all. He will give you, in complete detail, rituals to achieve those three things – if you’re lucky, it will be a single rite that grants all three. They may be dangerous, but they will be clear and detailed paths to gain what you want through paranormal means.

But, of course, there are catches.

The first: you have to spread the rituals on. You can embellish them as you wish, add your own spin, even lie outright, but you have to leave the goal and most of the steps intact, and you have to put it
somewhere where people will see – a forum, a notice board in real life, on the door of a building, wherever. The more popular it is, the happier he will be, and you want his blessing.

Because the second catch is that he always omits some key step. As long as you’ve posted the ritual up in public, you will know when the time comes what that step is – but it could be anything from drawing a simple squiggle to murdering your true love in cold blood. You could have to give up your soul, or mutilate a limb, or drown yourself… or you could just have to hop backwards two times. And you won’t know what it is until you’re buried deep in the rite, unable to stop.

So when you talk to him, be nice and friendly, and make sure you amuse him. He’s kind enough, most of the time. Just a bit mischievous.

How did I learn all this, you ask?

I don’t really know. It just came to me. Inspiration, you could say.

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  • Anonymous

    Eh… not too bad. A bit cheesy.

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    Rating: +11 (from 19 votes)
  • Ola

    Excellent.

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    Rating: +2 (from 12 votes)
  • Laura

    Meh, average pasta. Not creepy.

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    Rating: -3 (from 15 votes)
  • Shan.

    Niceee.

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  • vamyrsten

    1st!!!!! also who wasboy?

    k, nuff with the failing, i enjoyed this, not very scary but still, i found it amusing.

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    Rating: -23 (from 25 votes)
  • Abbey

    Ahh theres too many similar to this..and it was kinda predictable..meh.

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    Rating: +1 (from 9 votes)
  • Riley

    Didn’t like it.
    Not very good, nor original. It simply took an already-used idea and ran upon that. Not creepy or scary or even very interesting.

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    Rating: -8 (from 14 votes)
  • chips handson

    Great pasta, loved it!

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    Rating: +8 (from 10 votes)
  • Archfeared

    Not actually scary, but it does tie together plenty of the rituals. The last slight twist at the end was good.

    This does, at least, make me wonder about some of the rewards in a Holder creepypasta. Some of them are things you wouldn’t ever want.

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    Rating: +7 (from 7 votes)
  • Vaughn.

    What a waste of time.

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    Rating: -4 (from 8 votes)
  • Reaper

    Gay pasta is gay.

    BUT WHO WAS LITTLE BOY?

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    Rating: -4 (from 14 votes)
  • Mary Hatchet

    Meh, it was alright.

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  • http://hack.cl lukazaz

    nice I really complements the rest of the pastas… just hoped more pastas were published….

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    Rating: -3 (from 3 votes)
  • Violent Harvest

    I liked the idea, but the whole instant messenger thing kind of deflated it.

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    Rating: -2 (from 8 votes)
  • Lord McBain

    i didn’t like it at first
    but nice twist at the end…

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    Rating: -3 (from 5 votes)
  • Amy

    While not creepy, I did enjoy it for giving some logic to all of those damn ritual pastas.

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    Rating: +5 (from 7 votes)
  • blehh

    meh. it was ok.

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  • hoothoot

    I would cut out the ‘you ask?’ at the end. Stuff like that sours whole pastas for me. Call me pedantic, but I didn’t ask.

    Anyhoo, not very creepy but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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    Rating: +1 (from 9 votes)
  • Mister Chef

    Pretty good.

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  • SAGE

    Gave away the ending by using too much detail of the “little boy.” Pretty trite overall. 2/10.

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    Rating: -5 (from 9 votes)
  • Ononomoos

    hurr durr first

    Also, mehhhh.

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    Rating: -2 (from 4 votes)
  • Mookster

    not scary as such but I liked it

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    Rating: +4 (from 4 votes)
  • MisterVercetti

    Hmm. This is one of those pastas I just feel… neutral about. Didn’t really like it, didn’t really hate it. Just kinda apathetic.

    Meh.

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  • Zip

    hm, it was cute and amusing.

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    Rating: +3 (from 5 votes)
  • NOM NOM NOM

    Not creepy. Not particularly intersting.
    And it’s all the worse because at the end he doesn’t say that the child talked to him or anything to give it a relative substance, rather he simply sais it was a hunch, rendering everything almost completely meaningless.
    What a waste of time.

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    Rating: -4 (from 6 votes)

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