Does anyone like creepypasta?

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    Is it good with spicy tomato sauce?

    Not creepy enough for me...

    For those of you who have no idea what that is, here's what I found:

    Creepypasta is a popular subgenre of copypasta which consists of short horror fictions and urban legends mainly distributed through word of mouth via online message boards or e-mail. In recent years, some authors have re-appropriated the genre into an effective pretext for bait-and-switch trolling.


    While folklores have been an essential part of cultural traditions for many centuries, the term “urban legend” began appearing in print publications as early as 1968 and became widespread through a series of books written by English professor Jan Harold Brunvand in the early 1980s. Since then, the word has become closely associated with short horror or mystery stories set in modern day. Starting in the 1990s, chain letter e-mails quickly emerged as the primary medium for sharing such stories on the Internet.

    There are many forms of chain email that threaten death or the taking of one’s soul by telling tales of other’s deaths, such as the Katu Lata Kulu chain email, stating that if it is not forwarded, the receivers of the message will be killed by the spirit. Another involved an email involving a homicidal Mickey Mouse, who will intrude the recipient’s domain to kill him or her unless sent to the number of recipients (25). Any lower they will suffer death, injury, paranoia, and bad luck.

    The Internet slang term “creepypasta,” which is derived from copypasta, did not enter the 4chan community’s vernacular until mid-2007, with the earliest known archived thread[2] dating back to July 6th.


    A TV Tropes page for creepypasta[12] was created on December 3rd, 2010. A New York Times article titled “Bored at Work? Try Creepypasta, or Web Scares”[11] was published on November 12th, 2010. A Facebook[13] fan page has 9,277 likes as of October 28th, 2011. Creepypasta archives can be found on various sites including[9], the Creepypasta Wiki[10], Tumblr[6], the SCP Foundation[7], and Microhorror.[5]

    Usage in Humor

    Several creepypasta stories have gained notoriety for their poor quality, regardless of the author’s intent. Also referred to as “retarded creepypasta”[4] or just “bad creepypasta”[3], they can be intentionally silly, anti-climatic or intellectually incoherent for comedic effect. Some of the more notable examples in this category includes “Then Who Was Phone?”, and “Skeleton Popped Out.”


    Film Adaptations

    Several creepypasta stories have been adapted into short films or episodic web series, some of the most notable examples including Slender ManSmile.jpgThe GrifterSquidward’s SuicideBen Drowned and Suicidemouse.avi.

    Personal note:  I'll pass on this, thank you.

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