If people keep replying with insipid, off-topic responses, then yeah.
@Aquainsanity12 yes, it is.
I made a blog post on this topic a couple of years ago. It's annoying to see that it's still an issue today.
What a surprise.
I don't watch it either but Eurovision is all about politics. I'd be willing to bet that Ukraine will win this year.
Kirby is a pre-existing, copyrighted character, so yeah, it would be taken down pretty quickly.
Here is the link to the writer's workshop. You can find it as the first option in the drop down menu at the top of the page, under "community". All the rules for how to use the workshop are there on that page. Just follow the instructions and you should be fine.
You can only post a pasta on the writer's showcase once it has been uploaded to the main site. I would advise going through the workshop first, though.
I'm unaware of what "sandboxes" are in the context of the wiki or how they're supposed to work. It'd be good if you could shine some insight on that.
Hmm, that profile picture looks familiar...
Through the Fire and Flames is a nice beginner piece, I hear.
I first got into creepypastas around 5 years ago, at the age of 15.
This was in late 2017, when I joined the site.
I think I had watched a Matthew Santoro creepypasta video on YouTube and was curious about the stories. I read a few from the list and that's where it all began.
Anansi's Goatman Story definitely frightened me a little. The way it's written made it feel a little more real than all the other stories. NoEnd House was one I enjoyed reading a lot, as it reminded me of some haunted houses I had liked visiting in years prior. The Showers is another good one.
My friend managed to convince me that Email was real. That really freaked me out, due to the obvious ramifications.
I'm not sure if I have a definitive favourite. I would have to reread my favourites list, and that's over 100 stories strong. It would probably come down to The Showers or The Thing That Stalks the Fields.
Hope this helps.
Can't say I recognise all of the stories these are from, but they all look great. Keep up the good work.
Well, if the recent contest is anything to go by, then...yeah.
@Akira The Kitsune how I write creepypastas? I would, but it would take a while. Also, the process for how I make a story probably differs wildly to how others make a story. Instead I'll point you in the direction of some handy writing advice blogs.
I do have some general tips. Try and find a blog that you think would be useful to you, and formulate an original narrative if possible. I know it might be tempting to write based off of your favourite shows, animes, etc, but it might be hard to be taken seriously if that's how you start off.
Feel free to narrate any of mine as well. Here's the link to my author category:
@BugPaws I reached out to ClericofMadness, the head admin of the wiki, just over a month ago, and he informed me that there wasn't really anything that could be done. The tab in question automatically showcases popular stories, and there's no real way of controlling it. How Albert Fish's Letter is popular enough to be a part of that group of stories is a bit of a mystery, as it has significantly less comments than the rest of them.
As far as getting it removed, it would probably have to come down to a community vote or something of the sort. My problem with it is not so much its existence, but more its promotion to the main audience of the site.
Do the suggested reading category. That's where the good stuff is.
I heard that the spirit steals your car keys beforehand so this doesn't happen.
It's a nice thought, but I don't think a designated word counter could realistically be implemented onto the wiki. Maybe if something extra funky was done with the coding, it could be possible, but I doubt it. It's important to remember that Fandom is not actually a literature site, so there are some features that other sites offer that can't reasonably be attained here.
I am also in the practice of putting my stories' word counts on my profile (though rounded to the nearest 100, not 10), and the scroll wheel is also my go-to method of judging a story's length. Just thought I'd point that out.
I'm glad you're appreciative, but was it really necessary to make a discussions post about this? Why not just reply to the comment that I left?
You definitely used to be able to see the amount of views a page got without having to be a staff member. I made a blog post about it back in 2020. It was part of the "Popular Stories" section of the Story Content drop-down box at the top of the page. I think it was lost as a function after the Fandom update, hence why that link doesn't work anymore.