A horror story posted on the Internet
What's the scariest creepypasta you've read?
|Copypasta||A block of text that is often copied and pasted online|
|IAWMP||I almost wet my pants|
|PMP||Peed my pants|
|AYAOTD||Are You Afraid of the Dark?|
|FNAF||Five Nights at Freddy's|
|RPF||Real person fiction|
|Slash||Same-sex romance fan fiction|
|ARG||Alternate reality game|
Creepypastas are horror stories that are shared on the Internet. This slang term is a portmanteau of "creepy" and "copypasta."
Originally, creepypastas were typically written and posted anonymously, either in blogs or forums. This allowed other users to copy and repost them elsewhere - making them a variant of copypasta.
Over time, however, creepypasta has become its own increasingly elaborate genre of Internet fiction. The word now encompasses nearly all brief horror stories posted on the Internet, including stories written by named authors. It also describes many popular Internet horror "series" and "legends," including: