How does the creation of a category for micropastas sound? If I want a quick read then they ought to be accessible.Read more >
Do you think a twist is spoiled if someone tells you there is going to be a twist? I don't think so because you're not told what the twist is, you're just aware that there is going to be a twist and you are anticipating it.
That brings me to think about the genres on this site: the Shock Ending category is considered depreciated and it's been removed from well known stories like Candle Cove. Why? Is it because of that belief that if you're told there's a spoiler, that's as bad as getting spoiled? On the other hand, if I want to read a story with a twist ending, then I don't mind browsing that genre.
I don't think you're spoiled if all you are told is there's going to be a twist; it's just a matter of finding out what the twist will be. I st…Read more >
I noticed on the genre listing the death category is depreciated. I have to agree with that because what good is it to say a story is about death and dying? It's the absolute most generic trope imaginable. Of the 13,000 pastas, over 3,000 have it. It even says on how to write creepypasta that death is overrated and dying isn't scary. If you yourself were dying, that'd be different. Disappearances however, is a scarier subject because it invites a lot of uncertainty.
Point is, the death category shouldn't be here.Read more >