25Jan,09

The Message

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Don’t dismiss this outright as the work of some raving lunatic. There’s some sense to this story, if you’ll just hear me out…

Look, we all wonder if time travel is possible, right? Well, let me tell you something… it is. I’m from the future, actually. I know you probably don’t believe that, but seriously, I’m from the future. It’s a really great thing; getting to see the past, watching events unfold… stuff like that. We know more now than we ever would.

Behind all the fun, though, there’s a more serious aspect. We aren’t supposed to go in our own lifetime, and we are NEVER allowed to contact our past selves. Let me tell you, I’m breaking that rule right now. Yes, kid, you’re talking to yourself. Your future self. I’m going to be executed for this, but you know what? I accept that. I’m preventing something by talking to you that is WORSE than death. I can’t tell you outright what to do, because the filters would catch it. This is the closest I can get, trust me. I can, however, send a little message.

You should probably read the first word of every paragraph, now.

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  • Anonymous

    Actually, that was genuinly creepy.

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    • Rosetnt

      I’m sorry but I don’t understand. Can someone explain it for me?

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      • Zyx

        The first words of each paragraph is
        Don’t
        Look
        Behind
        You
        … So you are telling yourself not to look behind you.
        Or possibly you are the rebellious type and your future self knows that you were when you read this, so you look behind you, which saves you…
        A lot of things must be assumed with this pasta. Even though i thought that this was good, i myself don’t think it deserves a 9.0, an 8.5 i think, but since while i’m writing this the rating stuff is bad… It does not work. So i cant do anything about it.

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        • http://none devilanse

          You are a lunatic. Just though I’d tell you the truth.
          Later

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        • http://none devilanse

          You must have watched ” LOOPER”!

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        • I WAS PHONE

          SOMETHING IS BEHIND ME.
          IT’S THE WORDS:
          IDIOM
          DENOTATION
          CONNOTATION

          THE HORROR.

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      • CallMeAdmiral

        You-ception??
        I’m laying down so…not anatomically possible. A disappointment.
        #360noscopes11thprestige

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        • seeker of truth

          i have my back against the wall. almost always do. im paranoid.

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        • Anonymous

          so am i! XD is Holy crap! it’s jeff the killlllllwustrjfilswnvwukvy,ibgm

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        • Anonymous

          see, i’m the opposite, the scariest fucking thing ever to happen to me was with my back to a wall. out of the wall someone or something whispered “hey” into my ear. i thought it was my then boyfriend but when i asked him he just said “you heard it too?” 100% serious.

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        • Anonymous

          look behind your bed duh

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      • pewdilea

        look at each word of the whatever

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        • http://Anonamous Anonamous

          Pewdiepie fan much, I dont get this story

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        • Mrs. Slendy the Killer-ette Widemouth-Bigelsteine

          *BROFIST*

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      • Jeff The Killer Is My Friend

        READ THE FIRST WORD OF EACH PARAGRAPH… WHATS NOT TO UNDERSTAND?

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        • MrSandman9151

          Some people have a hard time understanding the intricacies of language. Like the definition of a “paragraph”. Pretty advanced stuff, that English.

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    • Anonymous

      yes! at first i was like “oh this is boring.” then i read the last sentence. crrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeppppppppppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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    • Angel

      Holy crap there actually was something behind me!

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    • TheBomb.com

      I turned around and got pied.

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    • TheBomb.com

      Don’t…Look…Behind…

      The last “paragraph” is only one sentence!

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      • Anonymous

        A single sentence can be a paragraph…

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    • http://nfghxhgdxgd.com Creeped Out!

      it made me look behind me xD

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      • Anonymous

        not the ….

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    • Shirl

      Just as I finished this a bird flew in to my house and landed behind me in our Christmas tree. I almost wet myself.

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      • Kitty

        I wish that happend to me becuose all thats behind me is a desk

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  • Poizn

    There are a few things good about writing this as the future you talking to the present.

    For example, it covers the “Hey, I looked and nothing bad happened. I didn’t even see anything.”

    Well, fuck, it’s the future you. You know you. You knew you’d look if you told you not to look, and looking may have been what saved you.

    Also you can post this before a large number of people (Such as /x/) and it doesn’t lose anything. Like, future you is just telling you to look, to save you. Who cares if the other people read it. There’s no way to tell for sure if it was meant for you or not. Not to mention, future you would know that you were browsing whatever site you saw it on at the time you saw it, so of course you read it as you were meant to.

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    • SanguineRose

      But wait, if future me thinks it would save me by telling me not to look, and then im torn between not looking and looking because what would the outcome be… fuck…. welp now i feel like somethings behind me ;_;

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      • Anonymous Pasta Fan

        Exactly… ;-;

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      • Anonymous

        But knowing yorself would solve the problem. If i cough cough i mean the future you thinks past you would’t look if he told you not too then it would solve the problem

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      • Miklaa

        But if i thcough cough future you thinks that you will do as he says then he will tell you what to do if he thinks you won’t do what he says then he won’t say anything

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      • Anonymous

        Well I’m sitting in a car so I’m pretty sure there’s nothing behind me.

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        • MrSandman9151

          Incorrect; you have back seats, do you not? Or a trunk? And if there is no space in the car, what about outside the car?

          Bottom line: there is always something behind you…

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        • Skye

          A CAR CAN BE BEHIND YOU!

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      • ForeverJenna_

        Whoooa… Poizn Just Blew My Mind ._.

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    • tick tock goes the clock

      Wibbly wobbly timey-wimey stuff…

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      • Anonymous

        I get the reference to doctor who

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        • Anonymous

          I do too :3

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      • Anonymous

        Hah yes doctor who reference…
        Don’t blink , blink and you’re dead ….what of a weeping angle was the thing behind you so you looked and it stopped…..just don’t turn away…don’t blink

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    • spongebob

      but if there was something behind you it woudnt harm you considering your future self managed to live long enough to tell you about the thing behind you that didn’t harm your future self therefore the thing(if there is one) that is behind you is either harmless are not fatal

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      • Anonymous Geek

        Doctor who, my friend.

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      • someone you don

        Well, he said he’s saving you from something worse than death, so that kind of ruins the whole “well, he still lived” thing.

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    • Shay

      Of course I wouldn’t even listen to my future me. Pft. Though… If it were something bad, my dog would take care of it…… Unless… It’s my dog… O.O

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    • Lucooky

      That makes sense….but if your future you wants you to save you…and I think it’s important. Why would your future you make thes message on a site that publishes unreal creepy storys? :DD

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  • bananas

    i was in front of a mirror when i looked behind me D:

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    • Anon

      Omg dude

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    • Nonny

      You’re doubly fucked.

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  • Bricks

    I didn’t and won’t look behind me. Problem solved.

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  • Me

    Nice. Very nice.

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  • Tyto

    I liked it, really. Though the last sentence was nice and kind of fit in, it did seems like it was just a tad thrown out there. But I did enjoy it.

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  • Aphex

    wow this really freaked me out
    I still havent looked behind me XD

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    • http://google.com JayDaylDayJay

      neither have i

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      • Anonymous

        I have

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      • X

        I got chills!

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    • Someone

      No. I am NOT moving from this spot. EVER.

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  • Doc

    Just go 88 mph, not exactly rocket science.

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    • PJ Carucci

      You also need a Flux Compacitor, which is probably a bit more than rocket science.

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      • treyagd

        and a nice car. cant forget the nice car

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    • Me

      Don’t forget the plutonium!

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  • Temporary Wounds

    I’m resting on my bed which is against the wall. So there’s pretty much nothing to look behind to.

    I love such pastas!
    :D
    short and creepy.

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    • Armando Soto

      oh he means under your bed >;)

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      • Anonymous Pasta Fan

        Lol

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    • Suzanne

      same….

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    • Jenny

      Me as well :D

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  • Gump

    Very nice.

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  • Lachesis

    I looked behind me. All I saw behind me was a TV, the back door, a couch and an angel statue.

    Wait, when did we have an angel statue?

    Oh fuc

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    • Mitchell

      Yay! Dr. Who Weeping Angels reference!

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      • GothicLuv

        Ha, I just watched an episode with Weeping Angels a couple of hours ago! Creepy things…

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        • Anonymous

          Yea I know they can’t move when you look at them but it seems like they can teleport because how do they go so quick

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        • http://none Dante

          Was it the one where Doctor Who visits his wife’s mother in the past? Also there was a weeping angel that was the statue of liberty.

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        • Anonymous

          I know they are creepy the weeping angels

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    • DustBunny

      Future self: DONT BLINK DAMMIT.

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      • AngelOfDeath

        Fuck Yeah, Weeping Angel’s comments!

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  • Shuleeps

    Oh shit, that creeped me out. I love it!!

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  • Shuleeps

    Best freaking one ever

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  • Dr. Malpractice

    I turned around, and my living room is just how it’s always been. There’s my sofa, my television, my recliner, the portal to Hell in the back wall, my Quaker Parrot. Ah, my good old American living room…

    :P

    Actually, I liked this story very much. Way better than most of the ‘Don’t Look Behind You’ pastas you see on here.

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    • Anonymous

      You….. you’re a….. you’re a homestuck…..

      -dies-

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  • Hamster Cabbage

    crapped my hat

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    • M1rr0rN1nj4

      Actually no, it was me who crapped in your hat, soz.

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  • Comment Leaver

    Alright, so the persona wasn’t the best. The plea of ‘belive me’ wasn’t the best, a little weak honestly. However, the very last part did creep me out a bit. So nice job there.

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    • Anonymous Pasta Fan

      Idk why u got so many dislikes. I thought the exact same thing.

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  • blackneonsharpie

    I so thought this was going to be the “You Just Lost The Game” thing I read yesterday. It told a long story and then told you to read the first word of every paragraph. And then i lost the game.

    Which you all just did too, sorry.

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    • Ezophlee

      I quit the game a long time ago.

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      • Josh Glover

        You can never quit the game. You don’t play the game. The game plays you. The game plays all of us. The game will be the cause of armageddon on the 21st!!

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        • Sean

          22/12/2012. *cough cough*

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

    I looked behind me….and my eggs were done. Thank you future self.

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  • Aguythathatesrap

    First thing I did when I was done reading this story, I turned around.

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  • That Kidd.

    What’s all this talk about turning around???
    There’s nothing in the story that says anything remote to that.

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    • PJ Carucci

      Someone didn’t read the instructions…

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    • Anonymous

      Read THE FIRST WORD of every paragraph. Then you’ll get it.

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  • Poizn

    @Kidd: Did you not read the last sentence? “Read the first word of each paragraph”

    “Don’t”
    “Look”
    “Behind”
    “You”

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  • zfdtawersdf

    FFFFFFFFFFFFF

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  • Cirno

    THEN WHO WAS BEHIND ME?

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  • Anonymous

    This one was actually pretty cool. Not creepy per se but interesting. I liked how they saved the true “creepy” factor until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Everyone know ‘it’ gets you when you look back at the screen…
    Hell, ‘it’ comes outta the screen!

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