I've used this site for a couple of years now, and I took a break from it over summer vacation. Ever since I came back, it seems the community has mostly gone silent. The Blog posts are the same every time I check them, my stories go completely untouched in WW, and I haven't seen the usual influx of sub-par pastas in a long time. Could it be we are moving into a new era? One where it is less the admin's job to patrol for sub-par writing and more to curate what we already have? Or is it just me being gone for so long I missed where all the action is actually happenin' at?Read more >
In reference to my last post, on the most hated cliches, I created a pasta that has most of the top hated cliches. I tried to make it seem as much like a legitimate pasta as I could while still including the elements. Links is below and I will add the actual story to the blog if people ask me to.
Here it is: https://docs.google.com/a/muhsdstudents.org/document/d/1JJpy4oAZ8bWNWPq78jRCsNWiD1zZTZ7WWKWlFgM7U4U/edit
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Hey everyone! It is time for a crowdsource!
What are your top 3 most hated cliches in pastas?
My most hated are
2. Bleeding from weird places, or different colored blood
3. It is right behind me! :(
If you want to provide a link to the offending pasta, that would be even better!Read more >
Whenever I go into the Writer's workshop, I always feel really sad. I feel like I read the same stuff, over and over again. I read stories of three things: religious themes, serial killers, or "I'm watching you..." stories. Sometimes, I come across all three. Maybe there is some gore, and graphic blood, but it is all the same to me.I feel like there could be a lot more creative freedom if we showed people the value of writing something other than a RSW (Religious, Serial, Watching) So here are my rules that I go by when writing a creepypasta:
1. NEVER USE GORE. Please, people, it is time to realize that "bluud!!!!" isn't scary. If you want to kill a character, just kill them and leave most of the methods up to imagination
2. USE GRAMMAR. The…Read more >
I finally updated my profile and everything a few days ago.I am just blown away by how far I have come. I feel like I am looking at a child. It is impressive. I used to be scared of these stories, now I am immune. I used to be a terrible editor, now I feel 10 times more competent and coherent. Yes, I have stacked up some warnings along the way, but if you don't make mistakes, you never learn, you know? I love this site, and I am definitely glad that I joined.
I think that in the writer's workshop, it is heartwarming to see the new writers post terrible pastas, and then, a month later, bring back this masterpiece they have slaved over instead of spending 5 minutes on. I think it is equally hilarious to watch members defend horrible work beca…Read more >