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on: 01:34:40 AM 10/17/13
Well I - *gets hit by a car*
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on: 11:57:12 AM 11/18/13
I feel stupid. I just realized that when the narrator was looking in other cars at the beginning of the story, the reason he only saw parents and no children was because they had indeed been to Whimsywood and lost the kids. Unless that wasn't what happened in which case I feel double stupid.



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on: 01:18:04 PM 11/18/13
I thought it was more a place to get rid of unwanted kids.
That's why they were so surprised he returned and tried to get roof of him again on the way back.
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on: 02:00:47 PM 11/18/13
When I read this I got a sort of Spritied Away sort of vibe regarding the memory of the parents, except no one got turned into pigs this time.

Aside from that, holy hell Whimsywood totally reminds me of this crazy creepy carnival-fair type deal that used to drift through here every other summer way back when. It had one of those god-awful metal caterpillar coaster things, and those tiny little ferris wheels for toddlers where the seats were metal so you could never sit all the way in them if it was a sunny day. And they always set up shop in the middle of nowhere.
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on: 04:11:35 PM 11/18/13
Also you disappeared!
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on: 04:34:03 PM 11/18/13
yeah I think you should have remembered that part!
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on: 09:07:25 AM 12/23/13
I feel stupid. I just realized that when the narrator was looking in other cars at the beginning of the story, the reason he only saw parents and no children was because they had indeed been to Whimsywood and lost the kids. Unless that wasn't what happened in which case I feel double stupid.

Indeed. That would also explain all the discarded toys along the road. The parents had driven off and then went "huh, theres a teddy bear here?" and then proceded to litter. I also suspect that the reason the kid survived would be because he hadn't been paid for. The dad only paid for 2 people, namely him and the mother as the note regarding the boys age says, so whatever the lumberjack ride really was might not have recognized the narators presence.

Also Slimebeast, I love this. I have some attention deficiencies that makes it hard for me to get into longer segments of text, books are positively daunting to me (heh, there is room for a creepypasta..), but first reading your Burgrr pasta and since then numerous others I felt compelled to tell you how enjoyable they are!  ;D



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on: 01:13:28 AM 07/07/14
I also suspect that the reason the kid survived would be because he hadn't been paid for. The dad only paid for 2 people, namely him and the mother as the note regarding the boys age says, so whatever the lumberjack ride really was might not have recognized the narrator's presence.

Just listening to the Midnight Marinara reading, and this had escaped my mind - very possible. Maybe three or under just isn't ripe for whatever's behind Lumberjack Dan. Since the park attendant had a relatively kind voice in the reading, I'd thought that maybe she'd just strapped him in properly, so that he'd get a smack on the jaw but no, you know, unearthly horrible disappearance, and that the misinterpreted near-bad-touches were just to protect from monsters. Or maybe they were why she wanted to keep him without his parents, but that's a whole different kind of horror!

When I skimmed through this one recently to refresh my memory, I saw the references to Oad in the comments, and - having skimmed past the arcade sections (AWW IT'S STILL JUST A NORMAL THEME PARK GET TO THE UNNATURAL HORRORS) - I slipped over "Skull & Crossbow" looking for Oad's name. When I didn't find it, I decided that the self-evident reference everyone but me was getting was that the RIDE was Oad, each cart another ribcage for another kid. While it's obviously false and doesn't work, I do still have a strange bit of affection for the theory.

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on: 10:45:45 PM 08/24/14
This is fantastic.  It plays on the irrational fear that I (and, I think, others) had as a kid, that my parents would forget me somewhere and I'd be left all alone with no one to care for me.  Never mind the fact that they'd always be just around the corner, never even suspecting that I would be worried.  Maybe THIS time they really did forget.

I agree with the theory that Whimsywood is a place for parents to intentionally leave their kids behind.  That might be what the staff member was talking to the narrator's parents about, and why the narrator had such a bad feeling about her right afterward.  The toys that were tossed from the cars were thrown away not in confusion, but in celebration.  The narrator was saved because his initial feelings of unease caused him to immediately seek shelter at the bottom of the ride.



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on: 02:28:13 PM 08/28/14
But when the other families get home without their children...won't the other members of the family (ex. Grandparents, cousins, uncles/aunts, etc.) not wonder where their kid went??  Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself here and again that stuff is irrelevant.  Loved the story regardless



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on: 12:57:26 PM 10/10/14
Brilliant. I love your work.



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on: 12:12:30 PM 05/28/15
Well I - *gets hit by a car*

I realize I'm about two years too late, but this made me laugh probably a little harder than I should have.

Oh, and the story's good n' stuff.  As usual.
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on: 03:11:03 AM 12/04/15
This tale was truly disturbing, and yet, like all your stories, completely plausible/possible! You have an amazing talent to make "normal" things, gradually creepy! You seriously know how to set the mood.  Please don't take people's lack of leaving comments as any indicator that people aren't reading! It's scary these days to make yourself vulnerable to trolls!! Love your work! Can't wait to read the next! I love that you don't spell everything out for us, but will still offer insight about what was going through your head as you wrote it, if we ask nicely ;)



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on: 11:19:17 AM 02/22/16
even now this story evokes an emotional response from me
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on: 03:18:44 AM 02/23/16
Hi there. Found this podcast that covered this story. Thought you might like. The Scare Your Friends Podcast, a podcast designed to irradiate abnormal creepypasta podcasts. Pass it on for the good of mankind.  ;D

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