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There are certain rules in this world that we must abide by. We don’t always agree with them, and they rarely agree with us, but if we are to survive to see tomorrow, we need to place our personal feelings aside and just accept things for what they are.

Take rule #86, for instance.

Rule #86 states that every time someone speaks your name, it creates a duplicate of you.

Consider that.

Every time your parents ever scolded you using your full name, they’ve given birth to another you. Every time someone at the doctor’s office told you the doctor could see you now, somewhere in the world, another. Every time a lover cried it out in a fit of passion… another.

Think about that. Think about this thing you take for granted. This beautiful gift given to you by your ancestors and forefathers. Your name.

Imagine living in a world where your name was a curse instead of a gift.

“That’s my name, don’t wear it out.”

You people are so funny.

For us, your name wears *you* out. It hunts you down. It fights for survival. Tries to steal your life to save its own. After all, who is the real you when you all bear the same name?

But then… those are the rules. Just one more in an endless stream of governing laws that warp and disrupt and diminish our world, little by little, piece by piece, one name at a time.

I just wanted you to think about that. Remember it every time you sign a check. When you introduce yourself. When you gift your newborn child.

Remember rule #86, and remember that we are watching you, and we are waiting.

Every world has rules. You test the boundaries of yours every day. Someday you will find a way to break those rules, and in doing so, you will let us in.

And then you will have to learn the rules all over again.

See you soon.

Signed,

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  • TwistedIllusions

    Wow. These pastas always make me think. Just imagine. Good concept. I liked it.

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  • Anon

    I remember rule 34.

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    • Mr. Dafuq

      lol.

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    • Mr. Dafuq

      my favorite rule

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    • Endoplasmic Reticulum

      Don’t forget the first rule: Never talk about fight club.

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      • POWER LEVELS!!!

        but didnt you just talk about fight club?

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        • Johnny C.

          Did someone say fight club?

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        • DeathMakara

          fight club?where?!

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    • Tadhg

      Oh you, *cough* My little pony *cough*

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      • Atoshi

        What’s all the other rules?

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  • Sigma

    I don’t like this one, the rule doesn’t really make any sense and is pointless.

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    • Grif

      Red vs blue reference in the username?

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      • CabooseIsTheBest

        The rule does make sense if you think about it. Everytime someone says your name, another you is created somewhere in the world. A copy. A doppelganger.

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        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/13859462@N06/ TudorGothicSerpent

          I mean, the pasta isn’t so confusing that you have to have Prometheus Society membership to understand it, but it doesn’t really make *logical* sense. Creepypastas don’t have to (in fact, it’s often better when they don’t), but still, I really just wasn’t able to get behind this one, because it seems to go a little too far out.

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    • Atoshi

      I think it has something to do with people having the same name… Like when you’re in school and you have two Vanessa’s or Oscar’s in your class?

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      • Anonymous

        I think its a letter from an alternate world where this rule is true and whenever someone says your name a doppelganger is created that immediately begins hunting you down because there can only be one imagine how much someone could blackmail you just if they knew your full name they could screw you 4 life in seconds.

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  • Fund

    I have a fairly common chinese name, I’m pretty sure I have at least 100 million clones.

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  • http://longnightshome.blogspot.com/ The Monday Hater

    That’s why I use false names on checks. Too bad the police officers don’t understand.

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    • Faith

      I can’t haha

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  • Pooter

    Wow.
    Lame.

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  • Wow

    I have to say i really didnt like this creepy pasta. It just seemed…Boring? And stupid? But thats just me. I mean thats stuff everyone uses. Hourly too. So its like “OMGS!!! SOMEONE IN ANOTHER WORLDS CLONING ME LIKE EVERYTIME I SAY SOMTHING RELATED TO MY NAME!!???” Lamee.

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  • Us

    Meh. Maybe if it was something like, everytime someone uses your FULL name, first middle last and junior or senior or whatever, then it could work. But it’s impossible to suspend our disbelief enough to be creeped out if a clone is created EVERY time someone uses just a part of our name. It’s silly.

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    • Holder of Resistance

      Unless you are part of the unthinking majority that is the human race…

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  • http://www.cafepress.com/cutelyevilinc Addish

    I probably have about a million clones too…I cry my own name out in bed. :-p

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  • Yep

    Who the HELL screams out their lover’s full name during sex? xD

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    • Atoshi

      “Oh Lord Thomas Beleen Remerez!!”

      …yeah…no

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  • Balls Mahoney

    @ #10

    Your mother did with me last night.

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  • Ck.

    This wasn’t really all that creepy to me (maybe I’m getting immune to the creepiness…?), but it definitely was interesting…..

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  • http://www.hack.cl GraveOne

    @Anon… WTF does Rule 34 have to do with it???

    Nice story kind of crazy but loved it :D

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    • Mr. Dafuq

      because rule #34 is the best rule. The one that everyone loves to follow

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      • The Killer Known As Jeff

        Rule #34 is best rule.

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  • Anon

    This must be some of the worst creepypasta I’ve read. It doesn’t make any sense. RAAGE

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  • Slaanesh

    This really isn’t different, in essence, from a number I’ve seen. It got kind of hackneyed near the end. If I had a dollar for every pasta that said “we are watching” or “we are waiting”, I’d have a helluva lot of money.

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  • Kylee

    Probably. Once I was old enough to get in trouble and have my mom use my full name, my niece was born. My sister-in-law insisted on giving her the same name as mine, so we have the same full name.

    She is clone.

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    • BUT WHO WAS SISTER IN LAW?!

      Actually, I don’t really want to know, I’m just silly.

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  • Comment Leaver

    Ok, this was a great pasta, but come on, I could not stop laughing. The rules, come on.

    Still, good pasta, I like the idea that the name tries to take your life.

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  • Anon

    Mehhhh. Good concept, but was boring in the end. It seemed like you tried to throw in bits of other creepy pastas (We’re watching, you’ll let us in, we’re waiting, etc.) It didn’t seem…exciting.

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  • Terra Obscurum

    THEN WHO WAS PHONE?

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    • Mental Hospital Patient

      Damn! I meant to vote down, not up.

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  • SINISTAR

    Wouldn’t that mean that the world would be completely full in about 10 seconds?

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  • Cthulhu

    My life is governed by rule 34

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  • Channy

    that was…..odd |:
    I’m pretty sure I didn’t like it though…I’m sure I would have run into my own doppelganger by now and have fought it to the death. Nice concept, poor execution

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  • Tzeentch

    The Changer of Ways questions why the cliched third party was added to the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Bring it motherfuckers. We’ll play like it’s Highlander.

    “THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!”

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  • manduwala

    So that’s why my parents call me Jay when I was christened Jonathan. I knew there had to be a reason.

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