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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #15 on: 09:33:29 PM 10/24/13 »
It's the part that hopefully gets the point across (hopefully!) if it hasn't already become clear. I was figuring some might go: "King? But that's like a dog's name and - OH SHIT."
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #16 on: 12:20:12 AM 11/06/13 »
I still don't quite understand the story. If the dog killed one of the people living in the house, why did it fade away to nothing? Corpses don't decay instantly.

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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #17 on: 01:22:52 AM 11/06/13 »
It was a mold creature, as opposed to a person. Mold creatures disperse into spores/nothingness.

In my world. :D
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« Reply #18 on: 11:18:20 AM 11/06/13 »
Wow, the mold creatures were actually mold creatures? Who would have thought?  :)

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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #19 on: 12:52:26 AM 11/10/13 »
I asked this question about "Call Me Buzz" on its dedicated page, but you never answered.

How come the narrator can't just cut through the "fabric"? Does this guy not have a kitchen, or are there no knives or sharp objects besides the umbrella in this universe? If Buzz is such a respectable exterminator, why won't he let the narrator out of the house? Is it custom in this universe to murder people whose houses are infested?

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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #20 on: 07:00:59 PM 11/10/13 »
Cutting through - I suppose the veins probably discouraged it. He could theoretically cut, but it'd be pretty thick and there'd be a Hell of a lot of blood. :B

Buzz is respectable in his own way, I guess... he's most concerned with the narrator breathing up his gas, and thinks it's quite simple to just ask he stop breathing.

The universe is based on Jonathan Wojcik's "Noisy Tennant" world. He's the dude that runs http://bogleech.com etc. In that world, people find themselves in twisted mockeries of every day places, etc.
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #21 on: 11:03:05 PM 11/11/13 »
I hate to be so rational, but...

Is is so hard to tell Buzz "I can't just stop breathing! I'm from another universe where that's not possible, and I've been transported here by mistake"? What about smashing through the walls; does this guy not have a sledgehammer or other very heavy yet wieldable object (sharp objects could also work)? What about killing Buzz, and then trying to find a way out? (He's already trapped in another universe; a murder charge [if they exist there] can't make things much worse.)

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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #22 on: 02:41:33 AM 11/12/13 »
A wizard did it.
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #23 on: 06:35:43 AM 11/12/13 »
But.. but.. it's no fun to be 100% rational! :-\

Seriously, though.  One thing I really dig about a lot of these stories is the atmosphere they create in my mind.  I'm of the opinion that although a wrapped-up ending is generally nice and satisfying, it's not always required in order to make a good work of fiction.  I'd rather read a story that was fuzzy on the linear progression of things but gave me chills up my spine halfway through than one with all the logical points of a plot, but without a mood-setting that was able to tug at my emotions in some way.  Then again, 'tmight be a J v. P thing, Myers-Briggs-wise :P
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #24 on: 02:43:07 AM 11/20/13 »
But.. but.. it's no fun to be 100% rational! :-\

Seriously, though.  One thing I really dig about a lot of these stories is the atmosphere they create in my mind.

Seconded! A big part of horror-thrills for me is the "what-if's" and unexplained "why's". It's just so disorienting to not know a thing as crucial as the basic rules and laws of a universe or space and that's terrifying.

But maybe I'm just a control freak and that's why I get scared, lol.

On the topic of actual questions though, what was your inspiration for "I Need My Bear," if there was any inspiration rooted in it at all? Also why the woods? :0
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #25 on: 03:05:31 AM 11/20/13 »
The inspiration is pretty boring. I was talking to J.C. Bogleech of http://bogleech.com (also known as Jonathan Wojcik) and I just mentioned scaring a little girl by wearing a bear suit instead of returning her teddy bear. (Long story.)

Just seemed like an interesting idea, and it kind of morphed when I thought about how it could be a story. :P
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #26 on: 09:02:02 PM 11/26/13 »
Since the thread is locked I'll ask here: Are you planning to take down your already posted free stories?

I haven't read them all yet :-\
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #27 on: 09:07:26 PM 11/26/13 »
No, those'll stay up. I just can't create anything new without "someone will use this against me" playing over and over in my head, destroying any shred of inspiration.

I'll put the last few I posted up on the main site's story page and that'll be that.
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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #28 on: 07:23:20 PM 12/07/13 »
It sucks to see that you won't be doing any more stories here. It really, really does. All because of a cowardly YouTuber and his friend with a fake law degree (well I suppose those Creepypasta anthologies sold on Amazon don't help, but anyone who'd buy those is a huge sucker). This started to become one of my most-frequently visited sites just to see what new story you'd have posted up. I'm hooked on shit like this, and you're the only one I know of within the "creepypasta" (really starting to hate that word, SHORT HORROR FICTION GUYS, THIS IS LEGIT SHORT HORROR FICTION, just cuz it's on teh Inturnutz doesn't make a damn bit of difference) community that not only did this stuff on a consistent basis, but did so for the most part consistently well. Your writing will be missed, and I mean that.

At the same time, shit, why not start trying to monetize this stuff. It may send a good precedent. Like, "hey, I write these stories that people like, why shouldn't I use this opportunity as way of at least paying the bills?" Some short story e-book anthology from you would be a very nice thing to see indeed. It could even be included in a future Story Bundle if they ever get around to doing another horror one!

Well, whatever you do, best of luck with everything and all.

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Re: Slimy Story FAQ
« Reply #29 on: 07:58:32 PM 12/07/13 »
I would probably buy it.
I wanted to make some neat stories. I procrastinate a lot though