New thread, our old one here is dying.
We're creating a collection of creepy stories for an e-book of sorts. Discuss details about the book here, and if you have spooky stories to share, please post them here.
We also need drawfags! Personally, I hope the creator of this pic will join in, but others are welcome to participate too.
Drawfag reporting in. Shoot some ideas, I'll see what I can come up with later.
Welcome! For starters, you can take a look at some of the concepts on the old thread, it's still up. As for me personally, I think a skeleton/skull or perhaps shadow person would look good. Maybe standing on a dark path like in your pic.
My hope is that we'll get some OC donated, whether it's been posted here before or not, before we go around collecting creepypasta and such.
I don't own that e-mail, but you can also submit stories here:
I'd prefer that, actually, so it's not kept exclusively to e-mail and skype. This is an /x/ project, it belongs on /x/.
This whole thing needs to be properly organized, we need to know who exactly is making the book, who's drawing etc. And also i've seen people mention longer stories they can't post here (I personally have a few short stories i've written on word) so we need a definitive email address to send work to. If we're actually going to do this it needs to be done properly.
Presumably the New-OP is making the actual make, the plan atm is a submission thread (couldnt you break up longer stories into 2-3 posts and OP could reformat when hes doing the compiling?)
i think email submissions are a really bad idea - everything should be done on /x/ so everyone is aware of whats going into the book.
Yeah i suppose i could, although we could have a thread detailing the email stories and having like a vote? Idk?
Not really sure which to post in though, there's been a few posts? We need one where things posted will definatley contributed to the book.
i believe is the current one - theres bit of offtopic chatter in it currently but once people start submitting stories that'll probably change. remember to include what you want to be credited as.
A lil' background, I was, putting extreme emphasis on was, an urban explorer, I would go out with a group of friends into the forest or a dead subsection of town, and just look around, ya know? We always had a plan though, just in advance.
>one friend, let's call him a, always brought the guns
>one friend, gonna call him b, always brought maps and some tools
>and I brought some food and medical neccesities
>our plan for today, was to check out this weird ass barn next to an abandoned scrap/trash yard
>arrive at barn
>pull out supplies
>i get a kickass revolver and a maglite
>proceed with exploring
>find a cool box, keep that shit
>friend finds some empty cans
>lil weird but whatever, this place has been here for a while
>check out back room
>close door behind me
>hear a creak
>probably just the wood floor
>there is no wood floor
>look back at the door
>call out to friends, tell them to get in here
>i tell them about it
>b says, "i heard something metal hit the floor, thought it was a"
>a says, "but i was taking a wicked piss"
>group up, tactically shitting pants, guns aimed everywhich way
>make our way slowly to the main room
>begin packing up
>a goes to get his bag from the corner
>something flies past a, slathering him in some mushy liquid
>it smelled like applesauce
>it was applesauce
>something's actually in here with us
>hastily get our shit
>book it back to rendezvous point
>never go back to the scrapyard again
Now that I think about it, it was probably some homeless guy pissed that we invading his home.
Updated that cover a bit, the other version posted was too cluttered to the center.
Alright. Here we go.
Drafts, man. Are we appealing to a wide audience or is it specifically a book about /x?
I was thinking if we use the whole cover, back and front, we can make a giant connected picture pattern.
Not bad, but actual submissions can't be in greentext.
No, there will be plenty of fake experiences and fictional tales, the more "legit" ones we can get, the better, regardless of a good ending or not.
The OP gave us a doc with 4 short stories named Balancing bottle, The Portraits (we can't use because it isn't OC), A Road Through the Sky, and Beyond a Shadow of a Drought. Though maybe (?) there were more emailed to that account that people were told to send stories to. He's offline at the moment, so I can't ask. Sorry.
nope, from the last few days it seems the thread is mostly active in the the morning then slows down a bit later in the day. it'll pick up again tomorrow. even if it doesnt seem like anyones responding just post your stuff, people will see it eventually.
I drew the pic OP posted, glad you liked it, I'm in for the night and will be up for another 8-9 hours and im down to draw, proof its me heres a old giant pic i drew.
Hi there! You wanna give a shot at the cover? We've had a few submissions so far, but I don't think anyone's decided yet. I think these >>14838934 are the dimensions OP wanted.
Could you try drawing us a skull or skeleton figure, or maybe a shadow person? That might work best. And I know you're fond of spilling guts/entrails, but maybe leave them out for this version.
Ill get working on it right now. Be back in a little
Id like to tell a story from my uncle that he always used to tell us whenever we stayed the night at my grandmas house.
He was sitting in bed trying to fall asleep when my mom ran in to his room saying that she had heard noises from outside like singing but there was no one outside, so being the older brother he checked it out, there was no one there. Freaked out he told my mom to sleep in his room on the floor. And he said that when he went back in to his room they saw a little kid on the window seat just sitting there looked at them then disappeared. The house my Grandma lives in is like 75years old in Danville Illinois. I have other stories if you want to hear them
Here you go guys hope you like it, I have the full resolution picture saved on my computer, Ill stay on the thread and we can figure out how to get it to whoever's running the show, just let me know.
Well damn, I like it. Only nitpick I have is that I thought we were going with the subtitle "Tales from the Web" instead of /x/ so as not to be so redundant. But I still like it, quite creepy.
i can change anything on it, I didn't know even if we had a tag line picked, i kinda just quickly looked over the thread, if you have any concrete ideas that everyone agreed on let me know I can change it up.
Oh, okay. I don't know for sure, but I think at least two or three others liked that "Tales from the Web" subtitle (it was suggested by another anon, not me). Not sure about the main title, but I think that works.
Okay, I don't know why this son of a bitch won't let me post, so here's an image for >>14844789
in the submission thread there was a general consensus that due to the slow pace this is going at we would probably split this project up into editions, with the first edition comprised of around 25 stories.
and then we would make more editions if there was renewed interest after that.
25 pictures is nothing, especially if its a collaboration between several of /x/'s artists.
Yo guys, I'm around again tonight to draw >>14846850
ill try to fix this up, so this still looks like its being sorted out but what other then the cover did we need, if someone would take the time to maybe do quick summaries of some art we need I would draw it up tonight. Just like 1 sentence descriptions.
what we were thinking is that each story could have an illustration - they wouldnt have to be anything huge just a creepy little picture to give each story some flare, the current list of all the stories is in the other thread if you want to skim through them or i could write out a summary for each one if you'd prefer.
theres about 13 so far i believe,
1. A Road Through the Sky:
an abstract poem about the interconnectiveness of the universe? maybe you should read this one as its hard to summarize.
2. Untitled: ; ; ; ; ; ;
A teenager and his dad go to stay with his uncle, but strange things happen when an old bedford truck comes alive to haunt the junkyard by their house.
3. Beyond a Shadow of A Drought:
A giant bee convinces a farmer to offer himself to the bugs in order to save his farm.
4. The Penspike Bubble: ;
A man comes across a burnt patch of land, and a horrifically burnt version of himself tries to give him a warning from the future.
5. Rumors of the Murmors:
A carnie is curious about a circle of people gathered around a tall figure and unknowingly joins them.
6. The Dustman: ;
A mans daughter tries to warn her father about her new friend called The Dustman, but he ignores her and finds her later as a pile of dust at the bottom of a playground slide.
7. The Prank:
Teenagers throw a frisbee at a peculiar homeless man in order to discover if he is an alien or not.
8. The Planet: ;
three space archeologists accidently stumble into a giant alien cooking pot.
A poem about a frustrated man who is stuck at a traffic light that wont seem to change.
A poem about a man who realizes that the monster who haunts him is himself.
11. Trapped: ;
Two mountain climbers are trapped on the face of a cliff, one dangling by her foot, the other passed unconscious from a fall.
12. Anything: ;
A man stays with his grandma during her final hours, to ease her mind from the "something that was trying take her."
13. The Daily Grind:
A butcher who ran out of quality meat serves his own hand.
wow awesome ty for your dedication anon, ill draw some stuff, maybe do things in different i screen caped this to save for later, if this thread 404's ill start a new one and post everything in the next week hopefully someone will see it and save them
Drawfag reporting in.
Where do I send the pictures and What kind of pictures are expected.
Also when is this coming out and where.
Could you try illustrating one of these? >>14851418
>Also when is this coming out and where.
Depends on how quickly we can contribute and organize stuff, and probably in an e-book format of sorts.
for just stories, post them in this thread:
email@example.com is the email, but itd probably be better to just post everything to the thread above.
even if its lower res post it there and we'll figure out how to get the hi-res image later, possibly through >>>/hr/
posted this in the other thread but might aswell say it here as well, just to inform people.
Also i have saved all the OC from the old thread, currently have it on my computer, i won't post it all here (to save space) but if original OP or whoever decides to actually make this thing once we're done appears i'll send it them via email or something? Also i might start editing/cleaning all submitted stories so that there book ready unless anybody objects to this?
go ahead, also make sure you have all the stories credited properly too.
according to this list:>>14851418
#2 was credited shaunw i believe.
#3, #5, #7, and #13 were TJ Lats
i wont list yours for obvious reasons :d
and the rest are anonymous unless the author decides to give a name.
except for the ones included in this list:
of which #14 should be credited to Sym
also for consistency, here are some names for the untitled works, which we should use unless the original author objects:
#2. The Bedford Truck
#9. The Red Eye
#14. A Cold Night
#15. The Metal Room in the Sky
#16. Room 322
#17. The Missing Key
I guess i'll also do summaries for the 4 new submissions so the illustrator has something to work with.
14. A Cold Night: ; ; ; ; ;
A group of boys go out into the woods to investigate a local legend, but end up being attacked by missing persons who had their body snatched by a mysterious force.
15. The Metal Room in the Sky: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
A man wakes up in a UFO far above earth, surrounded by gory pictures of his family. He finds his brother dying and resolves to escape but before he can he ends up waking up again in his room with a "family" he doesnt recognize.
16. Room 322*:
A man goes back to a room he faintly remembers from his childhood to solve the mystery of what happened to his missing mom.
17. The Missing Key*:
Something torments a family by hiding keys and making loud noises.
*=author hasnt finished the story yet
Yep, may take me a while though, i won't mess with any details in the stories though, just grammar, etc. If there are any major inconsistencies (Which i don't think there are) i'll ask people to rewrite.
And yep i will credit and title.
Also could the guy who didn't finish the story get into the contributions thread and finish up.
fellow draw fag here
> Get out.
get out haha, just joking you should stay if you want but dont be so aggressive. emoticons are accepted part of internet culture - from business talk to home chatting - emoticons are here to stay! :()
for real though, just consider them like a sticker put over a report... or consider them like a sticker, put over an apple.
you dont have to eat the sticker, but its still the same apple underneath.
you dont have to eat the report, but its just flair to let you know the poster cares.
idk, i couldnt really think of anything we need... i dont even know what else there even could be for a book. unless, do you have a good voice?
maybe you could record yourself reading the stories once theyre all edited.
Nice, 0000. Lol, but i think (At least at first) we're going to be doing an e-book, though afterwards i've certainly got no objections to a print one as well, but It's probably best to see what other people say, i think that would be awsome though, and thanks for offering.
im not sure amazon allows that, i've been researching amazons direct publishing and it seems that although they let you publish for free, they dont let you actually price the book as free. there is an exception if you make an limited edition exclusivity deal, but even then the way it works is they give you 3 days that you can "giveaway" your book.
anyway, maybe someone more knowledgeable about amazons publishing can correct me if i misinterpretated that, or someone who has a kindle/ebook program can explain alternative ways to get ebook files onto it.
is it like a sell-per-print thing? cause theres too many people co-writing it and drawing it for selling it to be feasible - especially since its a collaboration between strangers.
selling it is a bad idea, no matter how we distribute it its gotta be for free.
Yeah, I understand. I guess I just wrote that too quickly. It was on the website "blurb" but I guess if someone would really want a print version, he could just go at some staples and print it.
I wrote a pasta a few days ago because I was bored. Didn't really have anything other than the central twist so it's not that good. Might be some spelling errors and shit. You can have it if you want though.
You attended a small party at a friend's house. It is late and you know that, though you are far from a lightweight--and haven't even had that much to drink, you probably shouldn't be driving. As people are leaving, you mention this to your friend. After a bit of joking that you should sleep in your car, he lets you crash in the guest room. He leads you upstairs and shows you to your room. It's a little on the small side, just a cot in the corner, a desk that doesn't seem to have seen much use, a window, and a sink. That last one stands out enough to confuse you until the friend tells you it used to be the laundry room. You don't know how long ago they converted it into a guest room, and a quick sniff gives you the nigh-nonexistent impression of long lost detergent. You joke that it's not the Hilton and feign distaste at the lack of a mint on the pillow. A mutual chuckle later and you are alone in the room where you'll be sleeping off what probably won't even be a hangover. You flick the light switch to no avail. You briefly consider going back out and asking for a lamp or a replacement bulb for the ceiling, but a combination of sleepiness and not-wanting-to-look-like-a-pussyness dissuades you. Besides, there's plenty of light coming through the window from a tag-team of the moon and a random street light, and it's not like you have to write a dissertation at the moment. You head towards the bed, but veer to the window. You want to crack it open a bit, get in some fresh air to combat the detergent.
Annoyingly, the window won't open. You can't even get a good grip on it. It is a small window after all, so you wager it was never intended to be open in the first place. Before you turn to your bed fit for a king, you see something outside. Someone dragging what looks like one of your friends across the lawn. You don't pass judgment, as you've been on both ends before. Drunk being dragged to his car to be driven home, and dragging a drunk friend to his car to drive him home (Or somewhere else when you felt like a good practical joke.) You tap on the window a bit and the dragee looks up at you. He weakly raises his hand to wave, and you muse that he seems to be reaching out for help. You put your hand against the glass and shake your head in a "you're on your own, bub" way. The dragger, who is wearing a dark hoodie, pauses and runs his eyes along the imaginary line connecting the dragee and your window. A piercing light forces you to look away for a moment. As your eyes adjust and the man in the hoodie continues his task, you can tell that the light from the street lamp must've cast a glare off his glasses or something. You can even spot a beer can casting the same, albeit subdued, glare to confirm your theory. Once the hoodie man is out of sight, you look around for a moment. The street light doesn't seem to be contributing as much to the lighting of your room as you thought. Just the moon. And as a cloud passes it, darkening the area, the window begins to cast a reflection the way windows do when it's dark. It's only there for a moment. Well, you only THOUGHT it was there for a moment. You spin around. It was obviously something you were imagining. You stand with certainty, certainty that does not match the way you are shaking, that the man in the hoodie had definitely NOT been standing behind you in that moment.
lets decide on a cover so we can cross it off the list. artists should work on story illustrations instead unless they have a cover idea that is significantly better than the 4 i listed and the skill to create it. otherwise lets just pick from these and devote graphic talent towards story illustrations.
my favorite are the first too as they have a very iconic artstyle. the third ones good too but not as memorable imo. the last one is my least favorite. it needs a lot of fleshing out because as it is right now its kind of confusing as to what the books about.
All of the artists have said that they can change any aspect of the cover very easily, so if everyone can agree on a better tagline, then sure.
but disregard the actual title/tagline and focus on asthetics - which one do you like most?
its not something we have to decide right away, but artists should definitely not make any more covers. if that guy wants to keep working on it we can make a new poll if its substantially better but for now lets just consider all the submitted covers and get a "official cover" so people stop making new ones.
we have 19 stories atm, the goal is 25 stories for the first volume. if theres demand for more volumes, there'll be more opportunities for covers but at the moment there more pressing art related issues. it doesnt make sense for there to be 20 potential covers when we only need one compared to the 25 illustrations we need that no ones even attempted yet.
we need artists to start working on illustrations, we already have 4 options for covers - time to move on.
Not him. Other artist shouldn't be working on the cover because we already have four (even more if you aren't counting the most popular). We need to move past this since everyone wants to do the cover. Some progress needs to be made.
>We could always use their illustrations for other parts of the book, like section dividers
That's the plan. >>14872336 stated that we need 25 illustrations, but I think that's a bit of overkill. If we could get that many, it'd be great, but I'm not sure how many artists would want to spend their time doing several full page illustrations for free.
>the goal is 25 stories for the first volume
Who decided that?
>it doesnt make sense for there to be 20 potential covers when we only need one compared to the 25 illustrations we need
Fair enough, but no, we don't need every single story illustrated. I wrote one that I would prefer *not* be illustrated, in fact. Having art for the different chapters or sections should be enough.
>who decided that?
this. someone came up with the idea and it didn't get a whole lot of support. i still support the idea that it should be a full length book. dividing it up into volumes will just make it hard to download the entire thing and needlessly complicated.
Why the fuck are we deciding on a cover when we haven't even made the compilation yet? Covers are usually an afterthought, not the base of the book.
In my opinion drawfags should just submit drawings they did, then show them all in a section or even across the book, then decide which one embodies the book the most, and use that one as a cover.
Personally, I'd say that illustrations should be section dividers and MAYBE some stories. The pleasure I get from reading horror is my own imagination painting a picture, and illustrations for every story would take away from that.
But no illustration at all might make it a bit dull.
So have you guys already posted pic related? This has to be in this book.
what we need from artists:
1. Read these lists: >>14851418; >>14859860
2. Find a story that inspires you most
3. (optional) look the story up on the 4plebs archive for more context.
4. post here so other artists know youre illustrating that story.
5. draw a pretty picture.
6. post here, include the title of the story the illustration is for and something to credit you as if you like.
I don't think this should even be voted on. We should definitely have section divider pictures just to break up the chapters, but an artist can decide on making an illustration for a particular story or not. This isn't a job, it's for fun. It'd be nice to have more pictures, but it shouldn't be a matter of, "We need one for this story, someone get to work on it."
I think if we make multiple volumes, people will just lose interest after the first. We need this to be something that sticks in the back of people's minds until it's done, and then we can release a good, creepy book that we can be proud of.
This dont make sense. I have to write one right here and right now? What the fuck. Those too that i posted are really great and deserve to be in this project, and i didn't writed.
Ins't this about getting the best stories of this board?
the thing is we're only at 19 stories, and its going slow. i doubt people will maintain interest for very much longer. as much as id love this to be a massive collaboration... there just arent that many writers taking interest in it.
how many stories were you thinking if not 25? 50? 100?
It's OC only. We never formally decided if it should be greentext only or not, but the response has been generally in a traditional format.
I don't know. I was always sort of looking to OP for direction; for his vision. Obviously, he's not around anymore though.
lol, yeah ... i tried. some of them were a bit confusing - i bet the authors thought they were crystal clear but sometimes i just had to make my own leaps.
someone posted a submission thread link a few posts up
I don't really think it's a question of how many stories you have, it's a question of how long it is. If we're running out of submissions and it's a short read, I guess we'll make another volume a few months later (the time span because most people will be burnt out with the project), but if it's longer, that can be it. If it's really good, I don't see why we can't have a sequel when people regain their interest again.
It's not even that, it's not true Skinwalker stories, it's dumb white kids go camping and encounter a coppery-smelling doppelganger who tries to infiltrate their group. Every time.
Why dont put those, two of the best skinwalker texts in this board:
I need to write both stories here and now whitout greentext? that's it? or is just faggotry of you guys?
They are not the best and we don't want them, end of discussion.
Now leave if you're going to keep being a douchenozzle. If you would like to clean up your act and help, OC is preferred, or write your own, non-Skinwalker story.
no, we dont want derived stories. the most important thing about this product is original works. youre welcome to write your own story that youve come up with.
its kind of been unofficially decided by the submissions that everything should be written in traditional short story style, so for consistencys sake no green text.
poems are welcome though.
Excellent! I know you're promoting it book style, which I think is awesome, but in the interim have you considered maybe just setting up an online /zine/ kind of affair, giving people an idea of what's going on so far? Like, is there a place to read the current submissions?
Are you fucking serious? Most of the stories on this "book" are going to be about ghosts and demons encounters bullshit.
Why isn't this about the best tales and creepy experiences
posted on the board?
Screw it, i'm disappointed and this is going to flop anyway. You faggots don't have the commitment and enough effort to put in something like this and you know it.
Doooooon't be a Debbie Downer! Rejection hurts, I know. I remember the first time those fuckers over at SCP downvoted one of my submissions, I was ready to hit the "nuke the site from orbit," button. But it's just something you've got to roll with.
for now you can use 4plebs to look at the two lists mentioned in this post: >>14872416
eventually we'll make a google doc but "Oh, Its True" isnt in the thread atm and he has everything saved.
>posts lame creepypasta that gets rejected
>doesn't suggest anything else and cries when the stories he keeps trying to force aren't accepted
>f-fine, i didn't want to be part of your stupid project anyway!! ;_;
Cry more. I bet you're the butthurt author.
So, I haven't totally read all the submissions yet, but I have a narrative I wrote a few years back about a doppelganger. Its sitting unused and I'd be cool with posting it. Its just not creepypasta-esque since it was written for a class.
I'd post it, but I'm not at my computer...should I when I get back home?
Alright. I will when I'm back to my computer.
Has anyone stepped forward to be an editor? Ill admit I wrote it like 6 years ago in high school and it might need some editting.
I'd also be willing to edit others, if need be.
If anyone feels this is necessary, I would edit, by which I mean I would check for things like spelling, grammar, redundancy, and offer advice towards message and efficiency without changing anything or trying to push change outside of the writer's consent. I'm not professional, but I am qualified. I like this project and I'd like to see it succeed. Of course, if no one thinks this is needed, I'm not going to be offended either, this is just an area where I think I could lend some service.
for the moment, if you'd lkke to proofread the 5 or 6 stories that are in the new submission thread thatd be appreciated.
and then after that if you'd still want to proofread maybe we could work out some kind or cyclical editing system where we pass the other 19 around and take turns proofreading.
I haven't stopped editing, I've been monitoring and have saved every story. Editing isn't going to bad, probably got about half done...
But if somebody else wan'ts to do some also I'd be fine with that. Maybe somebody could edit all the stories from the new thread and I'll do all the ones from the old one? Let me know...
Also regarding the whole illustrations things i think for now we should look at just chapter dividers, seeing as nobody has actually drawn anything for the stories yet.
When I was a child, fairies existed. I didn’t just believe in them; they were there, a reality that I never thought to question. I suppose other children of my temperament would have had imaginary friends, but my mother had spoiled me all my short life with tales of magic and wonder and pixie dust, and so I had my fairies. I didn’t call them that at the time, but looking back, that’s the best way to describe the small folk who played among the forest of crystal green bottles my grandmother collected and displayed on a large vanity in her room. I don’t know how many times I sat alone in that room, or how long each vigil lasted. It may have been often, or only a handful of times, but my earliest and most distinct memory is of watching them my fairies dance through the afternoon sun as it came into room and was reflected in the crystal and glass bottles becoming a maze of light. No other moment in my memory can compare to the clear and simple childhood joy of that golden afternoon.
They never spoke, not that I recall. At the very least, I never understood them. Neither were they interactive. They played together and I watched them. You would have thought they didn’t notice me if it hadn’t been for the occasional wave or giggle. They seemed to be delighted by my observance of them, but indirectly so. Once again, I saw no strangeness in this. I was a child, a child with a vivid and vast imagination, with little context for what reality consisted of. It didn’t seem odd that my fairies didn’t seem to come from anywhere or go anywhere when they were finished frolicking. They were simply there, suddenly, as if they always had been; when they left, it was as if they’d slowly faded away. You would, though, be hard pressed to state exactly when.
The strangest part looking back are the lengths of time which these memories seem to cover. I must have sat still and quietly watched those little fairies for hours. I was a different sort of child, I’ll admit; a lonely kid who didn’t mind loneliness. I had a large, loving family, and still managed to keep entirely to myself. All the same, I was a child, and even quiet children can easily become fidgety. So it seems odd that there were no feelings of restlessness or impatience; just a hazy contentedness to simply watch. In fact, there is a very dream-like haze to those memories, and at times I’m tempted to simply write them off as such. Beautiful and precious dreams perhaps, but still only dreams. Strengthening this idea, is the fact that my family never mentions what would have looked like very strange behavior, but that can be explained by the fact that I was a very private child and talked little even to them. It could very well have seemed entirely normal.
It feels wrong, though, to write off a whole chapter of my childhood as merely being dreamt. It’s bitter to think that the most memorable parts of being a child occurred while I was asleep. My family only lived in my grandparents home for a couple of years, and I continued to watch the fairies throughout that time period. They were always in that same room, and only ever among the harlequin paradise created in the midst of those sunlit bottles. These memories remain powerful, and young as I was, startlingly clear. I remember very little else from that period of my life. While I know I’d be frightened if I were to experience such things now that I’m older and, maybe, wiser, I sometimes wish I could see that magic again. Even now, whenever I come across an old bottle, I get a little tingle and can’t help but think of it as anything but magical.
Y'all need like a pastebin or a pasta or something in the OP of these threads because I still don't entirely get what's going on and there's probably other lazy fucks like me who would be up to contribute but can't grapple with the thread
If you want to contribute post your story in the contribution thread and there is someone whos editing who will save and tidy up.
I'm not sure, maybe a strawpoll or something, idk, we'll work it out closer to completion
itd be impossible to get everyone to agree on something like that - i think if you submit something it should get put in unless its found out it was stolen or something.
Yeah thats true, i guess we'll just have to tell it how it is, we can't include everything, and if there's a load of shitty stories it'll really make the whole thing look crappy. That being said i don't think there's any really shit ones so far
I would argue that only the best of the best would make it, regardless of the majority.
We don't want our reputation to be tainted even further than it already has, what with the roleplaying and the fact that creepy pasta is already a stagnant, overexposed format ruined by non-channers.
Maybe we could get /lit/ to choose the best?
that could work, we can't not do it majority if we are deciding within the board or else it would be a bunch of people yelling about who's opinions are better (so we shouldn't go to /mu/ either). /lit/ sounds like a good idea
/mu/ has severe quality control, save for a few instances, but they're not equipped to judge writing.
Also I vote we have a set date when we stop taking submissions and when we start voting on them, if that hasn't already been decided.
i think we should have a minimum submission mark and then if we reach that we can set like a week deadline or so to gauge if theres enough interest to keep accepting stories.
for example, lets say our minimum goal is 50, then once we reach that we'll say okay we'll accept submissions until next sunday or whatever. at the end of that period we'd take a vote on whether or not to keep submissions open for another week and we'd keep doing that until either a negative majority vote was reached or no stories were submitted.
I was thinking, what about a little videogames part?
Not shit like "I BOUGHT FOR 5 BUCKS A STRANGE CARTRIDGE THERE WAS A DEMON INSIDE I'M DEAD AND YOU'RE NEXT", something like those actual hidden codes put by developers or glitches nobody can explain.
Whatever sections we include are going to have to be based on submissions so if you've got a good idea for a story centered around a video game you should write it yourself and submit it to submissions thread.
having a lot of sections isnt an issue but we need enough stories to warrent a section - like some of the sections thatve been thrown around so far are:
and obviously there should be a "general" section for stories that dont have enough similar stories to warrent their own section.
for example, so far there are no water themed stories so if someone does end up writing one its likely it would go in the general section.
and if enough people wrote technology/video game stories they would probably get their own section.
for now, go to the submission thread and proofread the 7 or so stories that are in that thread. in the future we'll probably have a googledoc or something and have a few people with editing rights for the 17 stories not on the other thread.
This is a decent story but really not book-worthy. It doesn't really deliver with the same caliber of other stories I've come across on the creepy pasta wiki or even here on /x/.
I mean, I dig the idea and the hopelessness but the execution wasn't what the concept deserved. Also, I don't really find the conclusion very satisfying. Maybe if it was edited down a bit or if the grammar was fixed. I dunno. It's okay but it definitely isn't book-worthy.