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The Digital Campfire: Looking Back At Creepypasta (with Chris Joyce)

Released Sunday, 14th March 2021
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Cian and Chris host a campfire chat to remember the heyday of creepypasta: bad grammar, juvenile topics - and yet occasionally incredibly effective bite-size (ok, sometimes epic) slices of crowd-sourced digital horror. Creepypasta ruled the roost in the early days of Web 2.0, back when folks wondered whether Ted really was a caver, whether N64 cartridges really could be haunted, and why you should stay away from cabins in the woods (present company excluded, of course). Conversation includes:
-personal memories of creepypasta
-origins of the name
-some famous Cpastas: Jeff the Killer, Ben Drowned, Slenderman, etc
-Candle Cove and short Cpastas vs epic, expanded ones
-our personal fave Cpastas
-NoSleep and the 'rules' for online creepy fiction
-the 2014 Slenderman attack and moral panics
-nostalgia and the obsession with old video games and pre-digital tech
-the legacy of Cpasta? Indie horror gaming & social media ghost stories
LINKS:
Buy me a coffee! A haunted coffee.
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wideatlantic
Vox Possible's Bandcamp Page
https://voxpossible.bandcamp.com/
Finger Post Blog
https://finger-post.blog/
Creepypasta, Candle Cove, And The Digital Gothic, …
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/14704…
Slender Man Is Coming, Blank & McNeill
https://books.google.ie/books/about/Slender_Man_Is…
Haunted PS1 Indie Game Horror
https://hauntedps1.itch.io/demodisc2020
The Ghost In My Machine Blog
https://theghostinmymachine.com/
Dear David in the Irish Times
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/dear-david-is-t…
The Russian Sleep Experiment
https://www.creepypasta.com/the-russian-sleep-expe…
Sonic.exe
https://www.creepypasta.com/sonic-exe/
It Had My Mother's Voice
https://www.creepypasta.com/it-had-my-mothers-voic…
Tales From A Retired Cryptozoologist
https://www.creepypasta.com/tales-from-a-retired-c…
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