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Sonic.exe + it's sequel, Round 2

Discussion in 'Internet Fiction/Fanfiction' started by John_doe26, May 30, 2023.

  1. John_doe26

    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Sonic.exe, a complete and utter failure of a creepypasta, known for its melodramatic moron of a protagonist, overuse of clichés, and completely nonsensical sentences. Its author, JC the Hyena is (or at least was) a massive lolcow, who to this very day is known for his freakout after the story got removed from the Creepypasta Wiki for its quality.
    What a few of you might not know is that it got a sequel by the same author that is somehow even more nonsensical and stupid than the first, but I'm getting way ahead of myself.
    In this thread I will post the story and the sequel, especially lulzy parts will be underlined and I will also add some occasional spoiler'd notes and some bits of history and info I know about these stories. Also credit to @Ms. Mowz and @The Scrunkly for giving me this idea.

    Click here to see JC's reaction to the original story being deleted from the Creepypasta Wiki.


    Click here to see some of JC's awful Sonic.exe art.

    Click here to see why I won't cover or talk about Sally.exe in this thread.

    Click here for the beginning of the sequel, Round 2.

    Click here for some info on the 2017 story and to find out what happened to JC.

    Now let us begin.
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    Sonic.exe

    I'm a total Sonic the Hedgehog fan much like everyone else,
    I like the newer games, but I don't mind playing the classics. I don't think I've ever played glitchy or hacked games before, though I don't think I want to play any after the experience I had...

    It started on a nice summer afternoon, I was playing Sonic Unleashed (I liked how you get to explore the towns in it) until I noticed, out of my peripheral vision, that the mailman had arrived and put something in my mailbox as usual and left. I paused my game to go see what I got in the mail... The only thing in the Mailbox was a CD case for computers and a note. I took it inside.

    Not much to say other than the obvious fact that Tom (our protagonist) lied in the first paragraph. Here is no way in hell that Tom has not at the very least seen a glitch while playing a Sonic game.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    I looked at the note first and realized it was from my dear friend Kyle (Let's just call him that), whom I hadn't heard from in 2 weeks. I know that because I recognized his handwriting, though what was weird is how it looked; it looked badly written and scratchy and somewhat difficult to read, as if Kyle was having a hard time writing it down and did it in a hurry.

    This is what he wrote...

    "Tom,

    I can't take it anymore, I had to get rid of this thing somehow before it was too late, and I was hoping you'd do it for me. I can't do it, he's after me, and if you don't destroy this CD, he'll come after you too, he's too fast for me....

    Please Tom, destroy this god-forsaken disc before he comes after you too, it's too late for me.

    Destroy the disc, and you'll destroy him, but do it quick otherwise he'll catch you. Don't even play the game, it's what he wants, just destroy it.

    Please...

    Kyle"

    Well, that was certainly weird. Even though Kyle IS my best friend and I haven't seen him in 2 weeks, I didn't do what he asked me. I didn't think that a simple gaming disc would do anything bad to him, after all it's just a game right? Boy, was I wrong about that...

    I don't really have much to say about this scene that hasn't already been said, other than "Kyle" should have picked a better friend. Also JC likes to uppercase words for emphasis, a-lot like Chris.
     
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    and then a skeleton popped out! :eek:
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Also BTW, I will not do the 2017 reboot because it's actually fucking painful to go through and makes the first 2 look like literary masterpieces by comparison. Also if you can't see the image I attached later in this post just tell me. Anyway back to the story.
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    ANY way, I looked at the disc and it looks like any ordinary computer CD-R disc, except it had black marker on it written "SONIC.EXE", and it was much unlike Kyle's handwriting, meaning that he must've gotten it from someone else, like a pawn shop or eBay. When I saw "SONIC" on the writing of the CD, I was actually excited and wanted to play it, since I'm a a BIG Sonic fan.

    I went up to my room and turned on my computer and put the disc in and installed the game. When the title screen popped up I noticed that it was the first Sonic game, I was like "Awesome!" Because like I said earlier I liked the classics. The first thing I noticed that was out of place was when I pressed start, there's was a split second when I saw the title image turned into something much different, something that I now consider horrifying, before cutting to black.
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    I remember what the image looked like in that split second before the game cut to black; The sky had darkened, the title emblem was rusted and ruined, the SEGA 1991 was now instead SEGA 666, and the water had turned red, like blood, except it looked hyper-realistic.

    But the freakiest thing that was in that split second frame was Sonic, his eyes were pitch black and bleeding with two glowing red dots staring RIGHT AT ME, and his smile had stretched wider up to the edge of his face.

    Tom sure is quick with a stopwatch isn't he?
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    I was rather disturbed about that image when I saw it, though I figured that it was just a glitch and forgot about it. After it cut to black it stayed like that for about 10 seconds or so. And then another weird thing happened, the save file select from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 popped up, and I was like "WTF? What's this doing in the first Sonic game?", anyway, then I notice something off, the background was the dark cloudy sky of the Bad Stardust Speedway level from Sonic CD, and there were only three save files. The music was that creepy Caverns of Winter music from Earthbound, only it was extended and seemed to have been in reverse. And the image for the save file where you see a preview of the level you're on is just red static for all three files.

    What freaked me out more was the character select, it showed only Tails, Knuckles and to my surprise, Dr. Robotnik! Now I was sure that something was up, I mean, how can you play as Robotnik in a classic Sonic game, for crying out loud?

    That's when I realized that this wasn't a glitchy game, it was a hacked game.

    Yeah it definitely looked hacked, it was really creepy, but as a smart gamer, I wasn't scared (or at least I tried not to be), I told myself that it was just a hacked game and there's nothing wrong with that. Anyways, shaking off the creeped out feeling I picked File 1 and chose Tails and when I selected and got started. The game froze for about 5 seconds and I heard a creepy pixelated laugh that sounded an awful lot like that Kefka guy from Final Fantasy before cutting to black.

    Does JC not know the difference between a ROM hack and a fangame? Also, sounds can have pixels in them because JC said so.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    The screen stayed black for about 10 seconds or more, then it showed the typical level title thing, except the simplistic shapes were different shades of red and the text showed only "HILL, ACT 1". The screen faded in and the level title vanished revealing Tails in the Green Hill Zone from Sonic 1, the music was different though, it sounded like a peaceful melody in reverse. Anyway I started playing and had Tails start running like you would in any of the classic Sonic games, what was odd was that as Tails was running along the level there was nothing but flat ground and a few trees for 5 minutes, that was when the peaceful music started to lower down into slow deep tones very slowly as I kept going.

    I suddenly saw something and I stopped to see what it was; it was one of the small animals lying dead on the ground bleeding (That was when the music started to slow down), Tails had a shocked and saddened look on his face that I never saw him have before, so I had him move along, and he kept that worried look on his face. As he kept moving I saw more dead animals as Tails moved past them looking more and more worried as the music lowers and he moves past more dead animals, I was shocked to see how they all died, they looked like somebody killed them in rather gruesome ways; a squirrel was hanged on a tree with what appeared to be his entrails hanging out, a bunny had all four of his limbs torn off and a duck had his eyes gouged out and his throat slit. I felt sick to my stomach when I saw this massacre and apparently so did Tails. After a few more seconds there were no more animals and the music seemed to have stopped, I still kept Tails to continue.

    After a minute passed after the music stopped, Tails was running up a hill and then he stopped, it wasn't until I saw why; Sonic was there on the other side of the screen with his back against Tails with his eyes closed. Tails looked happy to see Sonic but then his smile faltered, obviously noticing that Sonic wasn't responding to him, if not acting as if he was totally oblivious of Tails' presence. Tails walked slowly toward Sonic, and I noticed that I wasn't even moving my keyboard to make him move, so this had to have been a cut scene.

    Gore makes everything scary, am i right?
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Suddenly I began to have a growing feel of dread as Tails walked closer to Sonic to get his attention, I felt that Tails was in danger and something bad was going to happen. I heard faint static growing louder as Tails was but inches away from Sonic and stopped and stuck his hand out to touch him. That foreboding feeling in my gut was growing stronger and I felt the urge to tell Tails to get away from Sonic as the static grew louder.

    Suddenly in a split second I saw Sonic's eyes open and they were black with those red glowing dots, just like that title image, thought there wasn't a smile. When that happened the screen turned black and the static sound was off.

    It stayed black for about 7 seconds and then white text appeared forming a message, saying, "Hello. Do you want to play with me?"

    At this point I was creeped out, I didn't want to continue with the game, but my curiosity got the better of me when I was taken to a different level with the level title now saying "HIDE AND SEEK".

    This time I was in the Angel Island level from Sonic 3 and it looked like everything was on fire.

    Tails looked as though he was scared out of his wits this time. He actually looked at me and made frantic gestures to me as if he wanted to get out of the area he was in as fast as possible. I was starting to get freaked out by this...I mean Tails was actually breaking the fourth wall, trying to tell me to get him out of there.

    So I pressed down on the arrow key as hard as I could and made him run as fast as he could, a pixelated version of that creepy theme when you meet Shadow at the ARK as Robotnik from SA2 was playing as I made Tails trek through the desolate forest, trying to help him escape from whatever he was trying to run from.

    This is where the melodramatic parts truly begin.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Suddenly I heard that creepy laugh again... that awful, Kefka laugh... right after 10 seconds have passed as I helped Tails run through the forest, and then I started seeing flashes of Sonic popping everywhere on the screen, again with those black and red eyes.

    The music changed to that suspenseful drowning jingle as I see Sonic behind Tails slowly gaining up on him FLYING; Sonic wasn't running, he was actually FLYING! The flying pose his sprite was making looked very similar to Metal Sonic's flying pose in Sonic CD, except it was just Sonic and he had the black and red eyes again, only THIS time he had the most deranged looking grin on his face, he looked as though he was enjoying the torment he was giving the poor little fox as he gained up on him.

    Suddenly when Tails tripped (another cut scene) the music stopped and Sonic vanished. Tails laid there and started crying for 15 seconds. The scene was rather upsetting to watch and I kind of teared up myself. But then Sonic appeared right in front of Tails and Tails looked up in horror.

    Blood started to come down those blackened eyes of Sonic's as a grin slowly grew from his face as he looked down at the horrified fox, I could do nothing but watch.

    Just in a split second Sonic lunged at Tails right before the screen went black, there was a loud screeching noise that only lasted 5 seconds. The text returned only this time it said "You're too slow, want to try again?" and then that god-awful laugh came with it.

    The Kefka laugh is creepy, apparently.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    I was so shocked by what had happened...did Sonic murder Tails? No, he couldn't have... He and Tails are supposed to be best friends, right? Why did Sonic do that to him?

    I shook the shock off as I was brought back to the character select, the save file that had Tails was different; Tails was no longer in the box itself but in the TV screen itself, which was flickering with that red static, Tails' expression scared me, his eyes were black and bleeding, his orange fur had gone black and he had an expression of anguish on his face, Trying to ignore it I picked Knuckles next.

    The laugh came again and the screen cut to black again and stayed there for another 10 seconds, this time the level said "YOU CAN'T RUN".

    I was really freaked out by now, I couldn't really tell if this was a glitch, or a hack, or some kind of sick twisted joke... or anything really. But despite my fear of what happened next, I kept playing.

    The next level looked much different, it had the ground of the Scrap Brain zone, but the sky background looked like the main menu; it had the dark reddish cloudy sky. But it was the music that creeped me out the most: It sounded like Giygas' theme right after you beat Pokey in Earthbound. I also noticed that Knuckles looked afraid just like Tails did, though not as much, more rather he looked a little unnerved. He broke the fourth wall just like Tails and looked as if he wasn't sure about going on, but I made him move anyway.

    He ran down the straight pathway in this dark level, and as he did the screen started to flicker red static a couple times and then that maddening laugh came again.

    Then after a few seconds of running I notice several bloodstains on the metallic ground, I felt a growing sense of fear again thinking something horrible is going to happen to Knuckles. He looked nauseated walking down this blood-stained road, but I still kept him going.

    I considered posting images of the game adaptation through out my posts of the story to spice it up a bit, but I decided against it for 4 reasons

    1. The story doesn't come with any images besides the title screen, and I didn't want to confuse anyone into thinking it did.

    2. Round 2 doesn't have a proper game adaptation to pull images from.

    3. I don't have a computer to play the game on.

    4. I'm very lazy, and don't want to screen-cap some random guy's Youtube video.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Suddenly as Knuckles ran, Sonic appeared right in front of him with those black and red eyes and then red static appeared again, when the static vanished showing nothing but black screen with text saying "FOuNd YOu!", I was now scared, Sonic found Knuckles already?! What was going on?!

    Anyway red static came again and then I was back to the level, Knuckles looked like he was panicking, and Sonic was nowhere to be found. And this time that high-pitched squealing from the Silent Hill 1's final boss was playing.

    Was this some kind of boss battle with Sonic? I hoped to God it wasn't, honestly.

    Suddenly Sonic appeared right behind Knuckles in what appeared to be pixelated black smoke, I made Knuckles turn and then punch Sonic, but Sonic vanished in black pixelated smoke before I could even land a hit, that terrible laugh went off again. Then Sonic appeared behind Knuckles again and then I made him punch again, and Sonic vanished again laughing. Knuckles was panicking even more, and even I felt like I was going crazy, Sonic was practically playing with us, he was playing a sick twisted little mind game with me and Knuckles...

    Another cut scene played as Knuckled fell to his knees and clutched his head sobbing, I felt his agony, Sonic was actually driving us BOTH crazy.

    And then in a split second Sonic lunged at Knuckles and the screen went black with another distorted screeching noise that lasted for at least 3 seconds.

    Another text message appeared, "So many souls to play with, so little time... would you agree?"

    What the hell... Just what is going on? I started to think Sonic was actually trying to talk to me through the game... But I was too scared to think that.

    I was brought back to the main menu and this time the second file box had Knuckles in the TV screen, his red fur had darkened to a reddish grey, his dreadlocks were dripping with blood and his eyes were black and bleeding too, and he had a look of sadness on his face. I began to think that those are the actual characters trapped in those TV screens on the save files, but I couldn't believe it... I didn't want to believe it...

    Can you spot the contradiction?
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    So I shut off the game and took a break. I took a nap, wish I hadn't, 'cause I then began to have the most disturbing nightmare, I was in pitch black darkness, though I was under the light given off by a lamp that hung high above my head. I could hear the cries of Knuckles and Tails nearby. They were saying stuff like, "Help us..." and "Why did you give us to him?" and "Run away, before he gets you too..."

    Their cries died out as I then heard Sonic laugh, his laugh... it sounded a lot like the distorted Kefka laugh.

    "You're a lot fun to play with kid, just like your friend Kyle, though he didn't last long..."

    I was scared and looking around for the source of the voice...

    "Won't be long now until you join him and all my other friends..."

    I saw him walking toward me, flickering in and out in several directions...

    "You can't run, kid. You're in my world now. Just like the others..."

    When he grabbed me and I saw his bleeding black and red-eyed, grinning face, I woke up with a fright.

    After a couple of hours I decided to continue playing the game. I don't know why, but I had to know, I had to figure out why this was happening... So I turned on the computer, turned on the game and selected Robotnik next.

    I'm gonna take a break from this thread since it's clear to me no one's interested at the moment. Don't worry though I will continue eventually.

    Sorry for making another edit but I just realized something. Why didn't Tom just get the game out of his computer after knowing its true nature? Like seriously why? He goes on and on about how scared he is, and yet it never occurs to him to just take the game out and throw it away. I know it's stupid to rant about, and there wouldn't be story if he did, but still kinda dumb.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Fuck it, I'm posting 1 more part, then I'm going back on break.
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    I still thought that was wacky, playing as Robotnik, but anyway the level title appeared again and this time it said "...", which I found really freaky.

    This time I was in some kind of hallway, didn't really look like it was from any of the classic Sonic games, though it has the pixelated style; the floor was shiny and checkered, the walls were a dark greyish purple with animated candlelight's and a few dark bloodstains here and there, and there was a dark red curtain hanging above on the top part of the screen. Every 12 seconds or so that red curtain sways very slowly, but whenever you're playing the game you can barely see it move. The music was oddly pleasant, a piano playing a rather sad yet peaceful song, but I knew better, this was the song that played in Hill act 1, only it wasn't in reverse.

    Robotnik didn't look entirely nervous like Tails and Knuckles did, but he did have a suspicious look on his face as if he was just a bit paranoid. He did a little animation when I just left him standing, he turns his head to the left and then to the right at least twice and then shrugs at me, as if he has no idea where he was or what was going on. Even though I was scared outta my mind about what was going to happen, I had Robotnik continue onward. He did his usual running animation (You know, when you've beaten him at the end of a classic Sonic game and you chase him) as we continued going through the hallway.

    Then I stop at a long flight of stairs leading downward, now I was nervous, even Robotnik seemed unsure of himself, though I pressed onward.

    As I led Robotnik down the stairs, I noticed that the walls have gotten darker and more reddish; the red torches are now an eerie blue. Then we landed onto another hallway, this one was longer than the last one (or at least it felt like it) and then we headed down another flight of stairs down, this one was much longer, took at least 1 full minute.

    And then I heard that horrid Kefka laugh again and then the music slowly faded until it was quiet, as it did the walls turned more dark red and the torches were a black flame now.

    I find it kinda funny that Tom is getting scared when nothing's happening.
     
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    This thread is something else man
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Sorry if this thread is low quality, I just thought it would be an interesting thread to make considering the subject matter.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    I will continue tomorrow, June 5th. Hopefully I have the motivation.
     
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    Note to self: pay more attention to the forums that isn't the Desert Bus thread.
    And on a related note, which creepypasta is worse: this or Blood Whistle?
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Blood Whistle is worst because it feels like an eternity to get through and is filled with so much purple prose that it comes off as completely pretentious. These stories are long but (in my opinion) have enough nonsensical melodrama to make up for it.
    Except the 2017 reboot, which is completely awful and is painful to go through, which is why I'm not going to even post it in this thread.
     
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    ToroidalBoat wat

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    "creepypasta"?

    more like "crappypasta"...

    ("lol")
     
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    The Scrunkly would YOU scrunkly the when?

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    This "series" (for lack of a better term) goes some pretty fucking wild places.
     
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    John_doe26 There was once a time when everything was fine

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    Oh yeah, I know, but I'm only covering the stories the original author is confirmed to have made.
     
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