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July Discussion Post: Worst Creepypasta Tropes

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    Hello, your lovely mod derpbutt here~ My co-admin predhead and I have been going through plenty of submissions over the past few weeks since relaunching this website, and we’ve discovered a mutual annoyance: The over-reliance on certain “creepy tropes” that crops up in many submissions.

    Now, we just shitcan the worst offenders, but sometimes we do allow stories through that prompt similar complaints from readers. We thought that we’d try and experiment this month and create a space where everyone, readers and writer alike, could talk about which creepypasta cliches are their absolute least favorite and why.

    For those of you who aren’t sure what we mean, cliche is defined “A trite or overused expression or idea” – an example in the world of Creepypasta would be a note found next to a dead body, a haunted doll, or a meme, image, or video on the internet that makes people go insane. You probably thought of multiple pastas that used each example already, right?

    So here is your chance, as readers, to speak up and let any writers skulking around Creepypasta to know which cliches and tropes that you absolutely hate and wish they’d toss out with the garbage, never to be used again. Writers, feel free to weigh in on why so many of you resort to tired tropes (or, if you don’t, spill the beans on how you resist that temptation and know what to avoid) – and use the comments here as a possible resource for helping you make better editing decisions!

    If this post goes well, we may make this a monthly thing (assuming we can come up with discussion topics, of course) – so please do participate and let us know if this sort of post is something you’d like to see continue!

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