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  • I have an idea for a Lost Episode pasta with a few twists and turns designed to examine the genre as a whole.

    My story isn't going to use an established show or make something up like Happy Appy. Instead, this will involve a supposedly cursed VHS tape that is not actually cursed.

    No, the truth ends up being fat worse. See, it's not cursed, it's actually a prison for a creature from the Otherworld. Creatures from the Otherworld are trying to free their trapped brethren, leading to strange goings on.

    However, in a twist from the usual, the imprisoned entity isn't actually malevolent and didn't do anything to earn their fate. It is being tortured by the imprisonment and just wants to go home. The creatures trying to free it are rescuers in this case.

    The protagonist of the story thinks he is being genre savvy by not watching the tape, under the assumption it will drive him mad, and that he's the hero of the story by preventing whatever is imprisoned from being let out. When he finally watches the tape and sees the being is nothing like he imagined, just crying and sobbing to be released, he realizes that he's fucked up big time, and quickly gives the tape to the rescuers.

    We then learn about the maker of the tape, who turns out to have knowingly condemned several people to their deaths by entrusting them with taking care of the tape to save his own skin. He then deliberately built up a legend about the tape to encourage others to search for and find it, in order to keep it as far away from him as possible. He gets what is coming to him in the end.

    Could it work?

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    • First off, hate to crush your dreams but lost episode pastas are actually blacklisted from the site. This means that lost episode pastas are not accepted here and are against the rules.

      Also, not really scary in any way...

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    • Llanunall wrote:
      First off, hate to crush your dreams but lost episode pastas are actually blacklisted from the site. This means that lost episode pastas are not accepted here and are against the rules.

      Also, not really scary in any way...

      I take it you are unfamiliar with the Otherworld?

      It's the realm of the gods in Celtic folklore, known as Tír na nÓg in Ireland, Annwn in Wales and Avalon in the Arthurian myths.

      The beings which live there are terrifying. Especially when pissed off.

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    • Llanunall wrote: First off, hate to crush your dreams but lost episode pastas are actually blacklisted from the site. This means that lost episode pastas are not accepted here and are against the rules.

      Also, not really scary in any way...

      Not necessarily true, they could go through spinoff appeals, but idk if anyone checked them after EmpyrealInvective resigned.

      Also, spooky is in the eye of the beholder. It’s generally a bad idea to say a story won’t work because the premise isn’t scary. Hell, Abaddon Tenebrae was based off the Terms and Conditions thing you have to read before you play a video game. Never judge an idea before it’s at least turned into something tangible, or is a complete ripoff of something else (looking at you, Jeff Formula).

      The point of this is, anything can work if it’s well written. If you make a draft and post it here, you’ll get a stream of constructive criticism you can use to improve your story, even if it is a blacklisted subject. Once it’s finished, you can host it on Geoshea’s Lost Episode Wiki or the Trollpasta Wiki (under the categories “Lost Episudes” and “Creepypasta Trying to be Serious but Fails,” if I remember correctly. The second one is a general tag for anything written as an actual Creepypasta, not a comment on your writing skills).

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    • ArcOfRuin wrote:

      Llanunall wrote: First off, hate to crush your dreams but lost episode pastas are actually blacklisted from the site. This means that lost episode pastas are not accepted here and are against the rules.

      Also, not really scary in any way...

      Not necessarily true, they could go through spinoff appeals, but idk if anyone checked them after EmpyrealInvective resigned.

      Also, spooky is in the eye of the beholder. It’s generally a bad idea to say a story won’t work because the premise isn’t scary. Hell, Abaddon Tenebrae was based off the Terms and Conditions thing you have to read before you play a video game. Never judge an idea before it’s at least turned into something tangible, or is a complete ripoff of something else (looking at you, Jeff Formula).

      The point of this is, anything can work if it’s well written. If you make a draft and post it here, you’ll get a stream of constructive criticism you can use to improve your story, even if it is a blacklisted subject. Once it’s finished, you can host it on Geoshea’s Lost Episode Wiki or the Trollpasta Wiki (under the categories “Lost Episudes” and “Creepypasta Trying to be Serious but Fails,” if I remember correctly. The second one is a general tag for anything written as an actual Creepypasta, not a comment on your writing skills).

      Thanks for your support.

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    • This does not sound like a blacklisted chain of events at all. The whole story sounds like it could go onto this site.

      Also, you could post it to [the Spinpasta Wiki] as well.

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    • Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

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    • BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

      Thanks for the input. To be clear, there's going to be elements of satire in it, as it is a story showing what happens when someone buys into those Lost Episode tales.

      I'm also drawing upon Celtic folklore for inspiration for the story's supernatural elements.

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    • KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

      Thanks for the input. To be clear, there's going to be elements of satire in it, as it is a story showing what happens when someone buys into those Lost Episode tales.

      I'm also drawing upon Celtic folklore for inspiration for the story's supernatural elements.

      A dark humor bit, I likey. 

      Also props on the Celtic Folklore, nobody knows a jack about that so you have a lot of room to incorporate stuff, maybe even tweak some to modernize it. Which reminds me, doesn't some of the Slenderman Lore have to do with him being a supposed fairy that takes people to the Otherworld to "help" them avoid an awful death? 

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    • BloodySpghetti wrote:
      KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

      Thanks for the input. To be clear, there's going to be elements of satire in it, as it is a story showing what happens when someone buys into those Lost Episode tales.

      I'm also drawing upon Celtic folklore for inspiration for the story's supernatural elements.

      A dark humor bit, I likey. 

      Also props on the Celtic Folklore, nobody knows a jack about that so you have a lot of room to incorporate stuff, maybe even tweak some to modernize it. Which reminds me, doesn't some of the Slenderman Lore have to do with him being a supposed fairy that takes people to the Otherworld to "help" them avoid an awful death? 

      ...that...if that's true about Slender Man, that makes him one of the tamest fey folk out there.

      At the least, some just drag into a dance and take a few months of your life, while others swap your kids with theirs. Then you have the Nuckelavee, who hates everyone and is the most dreadful of all Fey creatures.

      I have been influenced heavily by Celtic folklore in my work so far, especially the in the woods mythos.

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    • KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

      Thanks for the input. To be clear, there's going to be elements of satire in it, as it is a story showing what happens when someone buys into those Lost Episode tales.

      I'm also drawing upon Celtic folklore for inspiration for the story's supernatural elements.

      A dark humor bit, I likey. 

      Also props on the Celtic Folklore, nobody knows a jack about that so you have a lot of room to incorporate stuff, maybe even tweak some to modernize it. Which reminds me, doesn't some of the Slenderman Lore have to do with him being a supposed fairy that takes people to the Otherworld to "help" them avoid an awful death? 

      ...that...if that's true about Slender Man, that makes him one of the tamest fey folk out there.

      At the least, some just drag into a dance and take a few months of your life, while others swap your kids with theirs. Then you have the Nuckelavee, who hates everyone and is the most dreadful of all Fey creatures.

      I have been influenced heavily by Celtic folklore in my work so far, especially the in the woods mythos.

      It's probably not true about Slendy, unless the creator did come up with a very large hype machine for the character due to the popularity his original photo had gain. I guess it's a fan made detail. Still scare when you look at it through the eyes of an adult who believes in these kind of things. 

      And yeah, I know, Celtic mythology has some messed up notions. I mean, Balor's eye created a lake after his head was severed. I did kind of use the Nuckalavee in a story of mine once. That is a cool demon. Very cool demon. 

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    • BloodySpghetti wrote:
      KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

      Thanks for the input. To be clear, there's going to be elements of satire in it, as it is a story showing what happens when someone buys into those Lost Episode tales.

      I'm also drawing upon Celtic folklore for inspiration for the story's supernatural elements.

      A dark humor bit, I likey. 

      Also props on the Celtic Folklore, nobody knows a jack about that so you have a lot of room to incorporate stuff, maybe even tweak some to modernize it. Which reminds me, doesn't some of the Slenderman Lore have to do with him being a supposed fairy that takes people to the Otherworld to "help" them avoid an awful death? 

      ...that...if that's true about Slender Man, that makes him one of the tamest fey folk out there.

      At the least, some just drag into a dance and take a few months of your life, while others swap your kids with theirs. Then you have the Nuckelavee, who hates everyone and is the most dreadful of all Fey creatures.

      I have been influenced heavily by Celtic folklore in my work so far, especially the in the woods mythos.

      It's probably not true about Slendy, unless the creator did come up with a very large hype machine for the character due to the popularity his original photo had gain. I guess it's a fan made detail. Still scare when you look at it through the eyes of an adult who believes in these kind of things. 

      And yeah, I know, Celtic mythology has some messed up notions. I mean, Balor's eye created a lake after his head was severed. I did kind of use the Nuckalavee in a story of mine once. That is a cool demon. Very cool demon. 

      Okay, thanks. I will get to work on the story later.

      Slight nitpick, Nuckelavee isn't a demon, it's a fey. There is a difference.

      Which story, BTW?

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    • KingSparta300 wrote:

      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      KingSparta300 wrote:
      BloodySpghetti wrote:
      Im guessing since it's eventually revealed to be a "door to another dimension through your TV" kind of story it wouldn't be blacklisted. I am also assuming you're going to make up a fictional show that never appeared on any of our screens. So there's that too... Basically, you're going to come up with a seemingly harmless plot that ends with "oh look we have a fucked up thingy over here" twist. 

      Sure, give it a go. 

      Thanks for the input. To be clear, there's going to be elements of satire in it, as it is a story showing what happens when someone buys into those Lost Episode tales.

      I'm also drawing upon Celtic folklore for inspiration for the story's supernatural elements.

      A dark humor bit, I likey. 

      Also props on the Celtic Folklore, nobody knows a jack about that so you have a lot of room to incorporate stuff, maybe even tweak some to modernize it. Which reminds me, doesn't some of the Slenderman Lore have to do with him being a supposed fairy that takes people to the Otherworld to "help" them avoid an awful death? 

      ...that...if that's true about Slender Man, that makes him one of the tamest fey folk out there.

      At the least, some just drag into a dance and take a few months of your life, while others swap your kids with theirs. Then you have the Nuckelavee, who hates everyone and is the most dreadful of all Fey creatures.

      I have been influenced heavily by Celtic folklore in my work so far, especially the in the woods mythos.

      It's probably not true about Slendy, unless the creator did come up with a very large hype machine for the character due to the popularity his original photo had gain. I guess it's a fan made detail. Still scare when you look at it through the eyes of an adult who believes in these kind of things. 

      And yeah, I know, Celtic mythology has some messed up notions. I mean, Balor's eye created a lake after his head was severed. I did kind of use the Nuckalavee in a story of mine once. That is a cool demon. Very cool demon. 

      Okay, thanks. I will get to work on the story later.

      Slight nitpick, Nuckelavee isn't a demon, it's a fey. There is a difference.

      Which story, BTW?

      pretty sure demons are a judeo christian thing only. I use the term for simplicity in English. Look up Monsters Do Exist and Seem to Dwell In Caves

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