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This is probably the most bizarre idea I've ever had--wait, no, that would be commissioning Maneating Kangaroo for ... okay, let me start over.
This is probably one of the more bizarre ideas I've ever had, but I kind of want to write an Animal Crossing creepypasta. No, not like The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing; that's a creepy alternate-character-interpretation Let's Play (sort of.) I'm talking the classic first-person "I started playing this game that my target audience and I are presumably are all well familiar with, but everything was wrong and scary" narrative, like Pokemon Lost Silver or something.
I already have what I think (or hope) is a fairly decent idea for how it will go, and I've been watching a lot of Haunted Gaming on YouTube (a series that reads creepypastas aloud over completely unrelated normal gameplay footage just because they need some sort of visuals, and then critiques them with positive/negative feedback--example) enough to be aware of the more common pitfalls. (For example, no acquiring the haunted game from a creepy old man in a garage sale or something-off-about-him Gamestop employee who says something cryptic before giving it away for free or anything ominous like that; that worked once in BEN and has become a lazy cliche since then. Also no "I looked around and all the characters were there but they were BLOODY AND COVERED IN BLOOD AND THERE WAS LOTS OF BLOOD," as that's not really scary in text so much as it is obviously trying too hard, and supernatural "and then they came out of the game and stabbed me to death and now I'm dead and this is a journal posted by my friend or something" endings are just stupid.)
I think the idea I have is workable! I just have to worry that, at some point in the creative process, I'm going to be typing away, working on my Animal Crossing creepypasta and all, and then have the sudden horrible realization that I am working on an Animal Crossing creepypasta.