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Yes, that's right. It's time for a guide about trolling... sort of. This isn't about the kind you do in comment sections. Seriously, stop that. That's being a dick. No, this is a guide about writing trollpastas. Contrary to popular belief, there is a very clear distinction between a good trollpasta, and a bad one. Like any other type of pasta, most... are the bad kind. Here's some tips on how to hopefully make sure yours isn't the bad kind.
Know what a trollpasta is and what you're trying to accomplish.
Let's make this clear. A trollpasta is a parody of bad creepypastas. It takes the things that make bad creepypastas bad, such as overused plot elements, abundant clichés, and poor writing structure, and exaggerates them to a ridiculous degree. …
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Last time, we covered some basic principles of writing a decent, not-terrible creepypasta. This time, we'll cover some basic principles on being a decent, not-terrible commenter on creepypastas.
"But Xelrog, I already know how to comment appropriately!"
Yeah, well, if that were true, I wouldn't be Angry Xelrog and I wouldn't be here having to write this right now. So sit down, shut up, and listen here.
Don't be a dick.
This one's just plumb obvious. Don't troll people for reactions, don't post attacks on them or try to start smear campaigns, and don't call a pasta bad unless you're ready and willing to back it up with details. We'll get to that last one more in-depth come Rule 3. The bottom line is, try to act like you were saying something fac…
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Many of you who know good ol' Xelrog, know that he is not an angry man. However, I, like many, can't help but facepalm when I see a pasta with such cringeworthy mistakes—most of them, mistakes too bad to just be the result of inexperience in writing. And boy oh boy, do I see plenty such pastas on a daily basis. Most of them fall flat on their faces come rule 1. For the rare few that get past that, there's usually a hiccup somewhere else down the line that hurts the author and his or her creepypasta. And so, here's a prioritized (that's important) list on how to write a good creepypasta... and more importantly, how NOT to.
Take the time to type well. Proofread. Use an automated spell-check if you absolutely must. If you must, proofread it ag…
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