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Topic: 309: !sleep  (Read 1126 times)

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309: !sleep #30
I refuse to let boots' clever work on the opening go unrecognized any further:

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309: !sleep #31
My favorite part of this ep was Isfahan getting mad about inaccuracies in how assassinations work, like he's an old hand at it.

Now I'm apprehensive about what he does for a living.

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309: !sleep #32
That's not how you kill!

...er, a gun. That's not how you kill a gun.

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309: !sleep #33
My favorite part of this ep was Isfahan getting mad about inaccuracies in how assassinations work, like he's an old hand at it.

Now I'm apprehensive about what he does for a living.
Vinny Possum, August 28, 2019, 09:18:51 pm

he is/was a member of the armed forces. he kills people with guns.

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309: !sleep #34
I fondly remember the days of assassination school in the Army where an extremely skilled Master Sergeant would instruct us on leaving behind as much evidence as possible, and remind us to run away without our boots

clearly that author had the same prestigious instructors

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309: !sleep #35
I fondly remember the days of assassination school in the Army where an extremely skilled Master Sergeant would instruct us on leaving behind as much evidence as possible, and remind us to run away without our boots

clearly that author had the same prestigious instructors
KendrickLobstar, August 28, 2019, 10:29:08 pm

I'm not going anywhere with you.
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309: !sleep #36
How can these be SO BOOOOORRRRIIINNGGG
chai tea latte, August 26, 2019, 08:44:56 pm


When they first mentioned that every post on nosleep is treated as real, I thought that could be a cool idea.  However, that invalidates the whole purpose of a good horror story.  Any good horror story makes you question your own reality or a truth of society, without a required rule.  The rules of nosleep mean that authors just assume their story is breaking the reality of the reader.  As a result, these writers just fill the story with as many irrelevant details because they do not need to define or support the horror element that breaks the reader's reality.  They write so much because they know the highly upvoted stories have a bunch of words.  So they end up pushing the horror into the background or not even having horror (like the hitman stories).   
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309: !sleep #37
I was thinking that maybe the Banana Story could actually be onto something, until I realized that it was basically what The Langoliers would have been if it took place in some nerd's kitchen and if a touch of cocaine hadn't been involved.

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309: !sleep #38
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309: !sleep #39
I listen to the nosleep podcast, mostly out of habit at this point. The stories they read on there are better, but also a lot are really stupid. There was a recent one about a teacher who wore a yellow shirt, a student called him Mr banana. He then slowly went mad calling himself Mr. Banana and cooking banana bread for his class that eventually included his hair, nail clippings, and blood. Then he got fired and tried to peel himself.
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309: !sleep #40
How can these be SO BOOOOORRRRIIINNGGG
chai tea latte, August 26, 2019, 08:44:56 pm


When they first mentioned that every post on nosleep is treated as real, I thought that could be a cool idea.  However, that invalidates the whole purpose of a good horror story.  Any good horror story makes you question your own reality or a truth of society, without a required rule.  The rules of nosleep mean that authors just assume their story is breaking the reality of the reader.  As a result, these writers just fill the story with as many irrelevant details because they do not need to define or support the horror element that breaks the reader's reality.  They write so much because they know the highly upvoted stories have a bunch of words.  So they end up pushing the horror into the background or not even having horror (like the hitman stories).
Classic Beef, August 29, 2019, 03:14:35 pm

Yeah, it's a cool idea, the problem is that it doesn't really work if it's not organic. The whole origin of "scary internet posts" was that people would post them in the wild on regular message boards. What made them memorable was that they really did seem like real stories at first. Codifying the formula and putting it in a subreddit with rules that say everyone has to roleplay just doesn't seem fun.

That, and everyone seems to think "write the story like it's real" apparently just means "write in first person perspective." 
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