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The story revolves around a Majora's Mask cartridge that is haunted by the ghost (if it is a ghost) of a boy named Ben. Analysis and updates on a possible addition to the story from the original author can be found on the Jadusable Wiki.

NOTE: Do NOT post Cleverbot conversations in the discussion area or anywhere else on the wiki. Doing so will result in a ban. Contents • 1 The Pasta • 1.1 Post #1 (Sept. 7, 2010) • 1.2 Post #2 (Sept.

8, 2010) • 1.3 Post #3 (Sept. 10, 2010) • 1.4 Post #4 (Sept. 12, 2010) • 1.5 Post #5 (Sept. 15, 2010) The Pasta Post #1 (Sept. 7, 2010) Okay, /x/, I need your help with this. This is not copypasta, this is a long read, but I feel like my safety or well-being could very well depend on this.

This is video game related, specifically Majora's Mask, and this is the creepiest shit that has ever ben drowned to me in my entire life. Having said that, I recently moved into my dorm room starting as a Sophomore in college and a friend of mine gave me his old Nintendo 64 to play.

I was stoked, to say the least, I could finally play all of those old games of my youth that I hadn't touched in at least a decade. His Nintendo 64 came with one yellow controller and a rather shoddy copy of Super Smash Brothers, and while beggars can't be choosers, needless to say it didn't take long until I became bored of beating up LVL 9 CPUs.

That weekend I decided to drive around a few neighborhoods about twenty minutes or so off campus, hitting up the local garage sales, hoping to score on some good deals from ignorant parents). I ended up picking up a copy of Pokemon Stadium, Goldeneye (fuck yeah), F-Zero, and two other controllers for two dollars.

Satisfied, I began to drive ben drowned of the neighborhood when one last house caught my attention. I still have no idea why it did, there were no cars there and only one table was set up with random junk on it, but something sort of drew me there.

I usually trust my gut on these things so I got out of the car and I was greeted by an old man. His outward appearance was, for lack of a better word, displeasing.

It was odd, if you asked ben drowned to tell you why I thought he was displeasing, I couldn't really pinpoint anything - there was just something about him that put me on edge, I can't explain it. All I can tell you is that if it wasn't in the middle of the afternoon and there were other people within shouting distance, I would not have even thought of approaching this man.

He flashed a crooked smiled at me and asked what I was looking for, and immediately I noticed that he must be blind in one ben drowned his eyes; his right eye had that "glazed over" look about it. I forced myself to look to his left eye instead, trying not to offend, and asked him if he had any old video games. I was already wondering how I could politely excuse myself from the situation when he would tell me he had no idea what a video game was, but to my surprise he said he had a few ones in an old box.

He assured me he'd be back in a "jiffy" and turned to head back into the garage. As I watched him hobble away, I couldn't help but notice what he was selling on his table. Littered across his table were rather… peculiar paintings; various artworks that looked like ink blots that a psychiatrist might show you. Curious, I looked through them - it was obvious why no one was visiting this guy's garage sale, these weren't exactly aesthetically pleasing.

As I came to the last one, for some reason it looked almost like Majora's Mask - the same heart-shaped body with little spikes protruding outward. Initially I just thought that since I was secretly hoping to find that game at these garage sales, some Freudian bullshit was projecting itself into the ink blots, but given the events that happened afterward I'm not so sure now.

I should have asked the man about it. I wish I would have asked the man about it. After staring at the Majora-shaped blot, I looked up and the old man was suddenly there again, arms-length in front of me, smiling at me. I'll admit I jumped out of reflex and I laughed nervously as he handed me a Nintendo 64 cartridge. It was the standard grey color, except that someone had written Majora on it in black permanent marker.

I got butterflies in my stomach as I realized what a coincidence this was and asked him how much he wanted for it. The old man smiled at me and told ben drowned that I could have it for free, that it used to belong to a ben drowned who was about my age that didn't live here anymore.

There was something weird about how ben drowned man phrased that, but I didn't really pay any attention to then, I was too caught up in not only finding this game but getting it for free. I reminded myself to be a bit skeptical since this looked like a pretty shady cartridge and there's no guarantee it would work, but then the optimist inside me interjected that maybe it was some kind of beta version or pirated version of the game and that was all I needed to be back on cloud nine.

I thanked the man and the man smiled at me and wished me well, saying "Goodbye then!" - at least that's what it sounded like to me. All the way in ben drowned car-ride home, I had a nagging doubt that the man had said something else.

My fears were confirmed when I booted up the game (to my surprise it worked just fine) and there was one save file named simply "BEN". "Goodbye Ben", he was saying "Goodbye Ben".

I felt bad for the man, obviously a grandparent and obviously going senile, and I - for ben drowned reason or another - reminded him of his grandson "Ben". Out of curiosity I looked at the save file. Eyeballing it, I could tell that he was pretty far in the game - he had almost all of the masks and 3/4 remains of the bosses. I noticed that he had used an owl statue to save his game, he was on Day 3 and by the Stone Tower Temple with hardly an hour left before the moon would crash.

I remember thinking that it was a shame that he had come so close to beating the game but he never finished it. I made a new file named "Link" out of tradition and started the game, ready to relive my childhood.

For such a shady looking game cartridge, I was impressed at how smoothly it ran - literally just like a retail copy of the game save for a few minor hiccups here and there (like textures being where they shouldn't be, random flashes of cutscenes at odd intervals, but nothing too bad). However the only thing that was a little unnerving was that at times the NPCs would call me "Link" and at other times they would call me "BEN".

I figured it was just a bug - a fluke in the programming causing our files to get mixed up or something. It did kind of creep me out though after a while, and it was around after I had beaten the Woodfall Temple that I regrettably went ben drowned the save files and deleted "BEN" (I had intended to preserve the file just out of respect of the game's original owner, it's not like I ben drowned two ben drowned anyway), hoping that that would solve the problem.

It did and it didn't, now NPCs wouldn't call me anything, where my name should be in the dialogue there was just a blank space (my save file name was still called "Link", though). Frustrated, and with homework to do, I ben drowned the game down for a day.

I started playing the game again last night, getting the Lens of Truth and working my way towards completing the Snowhead Temple. Now, some of you more hardcore Majora's Mask players know about the "4th Day" glitch - for those who don't you can Google it but the gist of it is that right as the clock is about to hit 00:00:00 on the final day, you talk to the astronomer and look through the telescope.

If you time it right the countdown disappears and you essentially have another day to finish whatever you were doing. Deciding to do the glitch to try and finish the Snowhead Temple, I happened to get it right on the ben drowned try and the time counter at the bottom ben drowned.

However, when I pressed B to exit the telescope, instead of being greeted by the astronomer I found myself in the Majora boss fight room at the end of the game (the trippy boxed in arena) staring at Skull Kid hovering above me.

There was no sound, just him floating in the air above me, and the background music which was regular for the area (but still creepy). Immediately my palms began to sweat - this was definitely not normal. Skull Kid NEVER appeared here. I tried moving around the area, and no matter ben drowned I went, Skull Kid would always be facing me, looking at me, not saying anything.

Nothing would happen though, and this kept up for around sixty seconds. I thought the game had bugged or something - but I was beginning to doubt that very much. I was about to reach for the reset button when text appeared on my screen: "You're not sure why, but you apparently had a reservation…" I instantly recognized that text - you get that message when you get the Room Key from Anju at the Stock Pot Inn, but why was it playing here?

I refused to entertain the notion that it was almost as if the game was trying to communicate with me. I started navigate the room again, testing to see if that was some sort of trigger that enabled me to interact with something here, then I realized how stupid I was - to even think that someone could reprogram the game like this was absurd. Sure enough, fifteen seconds later another message appeared on the screen, and again like the first one it was already a pre-existing phrase "Go to the lair of the temple's boss?

Yes/No". I paused for ben drowned second, contemplating what I should press and how the game would react, when I realized that I ben drowned select no. Taking a deep breath, I pressed Yes and the screen faded to white, with the ben drowned "Dawn of a New Day" with the subtext "--------" beneath it. Where I was ported to filled me with the most intense sense of dread and impending fear I had ever experienced The only way I can describe the way I felt here is having this feeling of inexplicable depression on a profound ben drowned.

I am normally not a depressed person, but the way I felt here was a feeling that I didn't even knew existed - it was such a twisted, powerful presence that seemed to wash over me. I appeared in some kind of weird twilight-zone version of Clock Town.

I walked out of the Clock Tower (as you normally do when you start from Day 1) only to find that all of the inhabitants were gone. Usually with the 4th Day glitch you can still find the guards and the dog that runs around outside the tower - this time they were all gone. What replaced them was the ominous feeling that there was something out there, in the same area as me and that it was watching me. I had four hearts to my name and the Hero's Bow, but at this point I wasn't even considered for my avatar, I felt that I personally was in some kind of danger.

Perhaps the most chilling thing was the music - it was the Song of Healing, ripped straight from the game itself, but played in reverse. The music would get louder, building up so as if you should expect something to pop out at you, but nothing ever did, and the constant loop began to wear on my mental state.

Every now and then I would hear the faint laugh of the Happy Mask Salesman in the background, just quiet enough so that I wasn't sure if I just hearing things but just loud enough to keep me determined to find him. I looked in all four zones of Clock Town, only to find nothing.

No one. Textures were missing, West Clock Town had me walking on air, the entire area felt. broken. Hopelessly ben drowned. As the reverse Song of Healing repeated for what must have been the 50th time, I just remember standing in the middle of South Clock Town realizing that I had never felt so alone in a video game ben drowned.

As I walked through the ghost town, I don't know whether it was the combination of the out of place textures and the atmosphere and the haunting melody of the once peaceful and soothing song being butchered and distorted, but I was literally on the verge of tears and I had no idea why.

I ben drowned ever cry, something had gripped me here and this powerful sense of depression that was both foreign and crippling. I tried leaving Clock Town, but every time I attempted to zone out, the screen would fade to black and I would just zone in to another part of Clock Town. I tried playing my Ocarina, I wanted to escape, and I did NOT want to be here, but every time I played the Song of Time or Song ben drowned Soaring it would only say "Your notes echo far, but nothing happens".

By this point, it was obvious the game didn't want me to leave, but I had no idea why it was keeping me here. I didn't want to go inside the buildings, I felt that I would be too vulnerable there to whatever I was terrified of.

I don't know why, but I came up ben drowned the idea that maybe if I drowned myself at the Laundry Pool I could spawn somewhere else and leave this place. As I zoned in and ran towards the pool, that's when it happened.

Link grabbed his head, and the screen flashed for a brief moment of the Happy Mask Salesman smiling at me - not Link - me with Skull Kid's ben drowned playing in the background and when the screen returned I was staring at the Link Statue from playing the song Elegy of Emptiness. I screamed as the thing just stared back at me with that haunting facial expression. I turned around and ran out and back into South Clock Town, and to my horror the fucking statue ben drowned me in the only way I can compare this is like the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who.

Every so often, at random intervals, the animation would play of the statue appearing behind me. It was like the thing was chasing me, or - I don't even want to fucking say it - haunting me.

By this point, I was on the verge of hysterics, but not even once did the thought of turning off the console occur to me, I don't know why, I was so wrapped up in it - the terror felt all so real. I tried to shake the statue, but it would literally appear right behind me every single time. Link started to begin to make weird ben drowned I had never even seen him do before, he would flail his arms around or spasm randomly and the screen would cut ben drowned the Happy Mask Salesman smiling again for a brief moment before I was face to face with that fucking statue again.

I ended up running into the Swordmaster's Dojo and ran to the back, I don't know why, but in my panic I just wanted some kind of assurance that I'm not alone here. To my dismay I found no one, but as I turned to leave the statue cornered me in the cubby in the back.

I tried attacking the statue with my sword but to no avail. Confused, and backed into a corner, I just stared at the statue waiting for it to kill me. Suddenly, the screen flashed again to the Happy Mask Salesman and Link turned to face my screen, standing upright mirroring ben drowned statue, looking at me along with his copy. Literally staring at me. Whatever was left of the 4th wall was completely shattered while I ran out of the dojo terrified.

Suddenly the game warped me to an underground tunnel and the reverse Song of Healing queued up again as I was given a brief moment of rest before the statue started appearing behind me again. this time aggressively - I could only take a few ben drowned before it would summon behind me again.

I hurriedly made my way out of the tunnel and appeared in Southern Clock Town. As I ran aimlessly - in a sheer panic - suddenly a redead screamed and the screen faded to black as "Dawn of a New Day" and "---------" appeared ben drowned. The screen faded in and I was standing on top of Clock Tower with Skull Kid hovering over me again, silent.

I looked up and the moon was back, looming just meters above my head, but the Skull Kid just stared at me hauntingly with that fucking mask. A new song was playing - the Stone Tower Temple theme played ben drowned reverse. In some sort of desperate attempt, I equipped my bow and fired off a shot at the Skull Kid - and it actually hit him and he played an animation of him reeling back.

I fired again and on the third arrow, a text box appeared saying "That won't do you any good. Hee, hee." and I was picked up off the ground, levitated upwards on my back, and then Link screamed as he burst into flames, instantly killing him.

I jumped when this happened - I had never seen this move used by ANYONE in the game and Skull Kid himself didn't HAVE any moves. As the death screen played, my lifeless body still burning, the Skull Kid laughed and the screen faded to black, only to have me reappear in the same place. I decided to charge him, but the same thing happened, Link's body was lifted off the ground by some unknown force and he immediately burst into flames again killing him.

This time during the death screen ben drowned faint sounds of the reverse Song of Healing could be heard. On my third (and final try), I noticed that there was no music playing this ben drowned, that all there was was eerie silence.

I remembered that in the original encounter with the Skull Kid you were supposed to use the Ocarina to either travel back in time or summon the giants. I attempted to play the Song of Time but before I could hit the last note Links body once again horrifically exploded into flames and he died. As the death screen neared its end, it began to chug, as if the cartridge was trying to process a lot of something.

When the screen came to, it was the same scene as the first three times, except this time Link was lying on the ground ben drowned in a position I had never seen in the game before, his head tilted towards the camera, with the Skull Kid floating above him. I couldn't move, I couldn't press any buttons, all I could do is just stare at Link's dead body. After around thirty seconds of this, the game simply fades out with the message "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" before kicking you out to the title screen.

Upon getting back to the title screen and starting again, I noticed my save file was no longer there. Instead of "Link", it was replaced with "YOUR TURN". "YOUR TURN" had 3 hearts, 0 masks, and no items. I selected "YOUR TURN" and immediately when I did I was returned to the Clock Tower Rooftop scene of my Link dead and the Skull Kid hovering over, with the Skull Kid's laughing looping again and again. I quickly hit the reset button and when the game booted up again there was one more save file added, below "YOUR TURN", entitled "BEN".

"BEN"'s save file is right back where it was before I deleted it, at the Stone Tower Temple with the moon almost crashing. I turned the game off at that point, I'm not superstitious but this is WAY too fucked up even for me. I haven't played it at all today, hell, I didn't even get any sleep last ben drowned, I kept hearing the reverse Song of Healing music in my head and just remembering the sense of dread I felt exploring Clock Town.

I drove back to the old man's house today to ask him some questions with a buddy of mine (no way I was going there alone), only to find that there's a For Sale sign in the front yard and when I rang the door no one was home.

So now I'm back here writing down the rest of my thoughts and recording what happened, sorry if some of this has grammatical errors and whatnot, I'm running on no sleep here. I'm terrified of this game, even more so now that I relived it a second time writing this all down, but I feel like there's still more to it than meets the eye, and that there's something calling to me to investigate this further.

I think "BEN" is something in this equation, but I don't know what, and if I could get a hold of the old man then I would be able to find some answers. I need another day or so to recuperate before tackling this game again, its already taken a toll on my sanity I feel like, but next time I do this I'm going to be recording my footage all the way through. The idea to record only came to me towards the end, so you see the last few minutes of what I saw (including Skull Kid and the Elegy statue), but it's on YouTube here.

Day four.wmv I'm going to stay in this thread for a little while longer before I fall asleep to answer any questions you guys might have or hopefully listen to your ideas or theories to help me shed some light into this or maybe things I should try to do, I think I'm going to play BEN's file tomorrow to see what happens, maybe I was supposed to do that all along.

I don't believe ben drowned paranormal shit, but this is a little fucked up, but maybe this BEN guy is just a really good hacker/programmer, I don't want to think about the alternatives if he isn't. That's the end of the copy/paste, I'm hoping that maybe this is some kind of running gag the developers had and that other people have gotten "gag" or "hacked" copies of the game like this. This just really scares me. Post #2 (Sept. 8, 2010) I'm going to post what happened and link the video footage, but last night everything got too real for me.

I think I'm done messing around with this. I passed out pretty much immediately after making that thread. But last night, that Elegy of Emptiness statue, I had a dream about it.

I dreamed that it was following me in my dream, that I would be minding my own business when I'd feel my neck hairs stand up on end. I would turn around that thing. that horrible, lifeless statue would be staring with those empty eyes right at me, merely inches away. In my dream I remember calling it Ben, and never before had I had a dream that I could remember so vividly. But the important thing is I did get some sleep, I suppose. Today, putting off playing the game as long as I could, I drove back up to that neighborhood to see if the old man came back.

As I expected, the car was still gone and no one was home. As I was walking back to my car, the man next door mowing the grass killed the power to his lawnmower and asked me if I was looking for someone.

I told him that I was looking to talk to the old man that lived here, to which he told me what I already knew - he was moving. Trying a different avenue, I asked if the old man had any family or relatives I could talk to.

I discovered that this old man had never been married, nor did he have any children or grandchildren through adoption. Starting to become worried, I asked one final question, one that I should have asked from the beginning - who was Ben? The man's expression turned grim and I learned that four doors down around eight years ago on April 23 - the man informed me that it was the same day as his anniversary, ben drowned how he knew the specific date ben drowned there was an accident with a young boy named Ben in the neighborhood.

Shortly after his parents moved, and despite any further attempts to talk to the man to get ben drowned information, he wouldn't divulge anything else. I went back and started playing again, I loaded up the game and immediately I jumped at the title screen where the mask flies by - the sound that played was not the normal "whoosh" sound, it was something much more higher pitched.

I pressed start, bracing for the worst, but just like two nights ago, ben drowned files "Your Turn" and "BEN" were displayed (truth be told I looked at the BEN file earlier, it seems to fluctuate between displaying the Owl Save and not).

I brought up the BEN file, hesitated for a moment noticing that the ben drowned were not the same as they original were two days ago, it seemed like he had already completed the Stone Tower Temple this time. Summoning my courage I selected it.

Immediately I was thrust into complete chaos. Sure enough, I was outside Stone Tower Ben drowned, but that's about all that was expected. The zone itself wasn't called Stone Tower Temple, but rather "St o n e", and immediately a dialogue box of complete gibberish that I ben drowned make out greeted me.

Link's body was distorted - his back was cocked violently to the side where his posture was permanently disfigured. Link's expression was dull, almost monotonous, he had an expression on his face that I didn't recognize before, it was a blank look - as if he was dead. As Link stood there his body spasmed irregularly back and forth I examined what had become of my avatar and noticed I had a C button item I had ben drowned seen before, some kind of note, but pressing it ben drowned nothing.

Sounds played back and forth ben drowned I didn't recognize from the game - almost demonic in nature, and there was some kind of high-pitched yip or some kind of laugh or something playing in the background.

I had all of two minutes to take in the environment before another one of those fucking Elegy of Emptiness statues was summoned and immediately after I was cut into the "Dawn of a New Day" screen, except this time it was without the "------" subtext. I was a Deku Scrub in Clock Town - this scene would normally play after the first time you traveled back in time. Tatl would say "Wh-What just happened? It's as if everything has." but instead of saying "Started over", she finished her remark in broken text as the laugh of the Happy Mask Salesman played in the background.

I was put back in control of my character, but from a fucked up camera angle - I was looking from behind the door to the Clock Tower, watching my avatar run around as a Deku Scrub.

Seeing as how I really had no place to go because I couldn't see anything, I begrudgingly went inside the door. There, I was greeted by the Happy Mask Salesman who simply told me "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" before the screen whited out. I was in Termina field as a human again. I might as well not have been playing the same game anymore - I was being warped around and there was no sign of a day clock or anything. I took a moment to get my bearings as I looked around the field and immediately I could tell that this was not normal.

There were no enemies and a twisted version of the Happy Mask Salesman's theme was playing. I decided to run towards Woodfall before I noticed a gathering of three figures off to the side - one of them being Epona. As I approached them, to my horror I saw the Happy Mask Salesman, the Skull Kid, and the Elegy of Emptiness statue just standing there. I figured maybe they were bugged out, but by now I told myself that I should know better.

Nevertheless, I approached them carefully and found that the Skull Kid was playing some kind of idle animation on loop, same with Epona, and the Elegy of Emptiness statue was doing what it has been doing all along - just standing there eerily.

It was the Happy Mask Salesman that scared me more profoundly than the other two. Ben drowned too was idle, wearing that shit-eating grin, but where-ever I moved, his head slowly turned and followed me. I had not engaged in any dialogue with him nor was I in combat with him, yet his head still continued to follow my movements. Reminded of my first encounter with the Skull Kid on top of Clock Tower, I pulled out my Ocarina (to which the game played the ding sound when you're supposed to play your Ocarina) and tried a ben drowned I hadn't played yet - the Happy Mask Salesman's own song and the song that had been playing on loop back in Day 4 - ben drowned Song of Healing.

I finished playing the song and as I did, a ear-piercing shriek blasted on my TV, the sky immediately started flashing, the Happy Mask Salesman's twisted theme song sped up, intensifying the fear inside me, and Link exploded into flames and died.

The three figures stayed lit up during my death ben drowned as they watched my lifeless body burn. I can't describe to you how sudden and terrifying the transition from eerie to terror it is, you're going to have to watch the video if you want to see first-hand. That same fear that caused me to lose sleep two days ago started to grip me again as I was met with the text "You've met with a horrible fate, haven't you?" for the third time.

There has to be some kind of meaning behind that. I had little time to ponder as I was immediately given another small cut-scene of transforming into a Zora and now I found myself in Great Temple Bay. Hesitant but curious to see what the game had in store for me, I slowly made my way towards the beach, where I found Epona.

I wondered why the game had decided to put her here, was the game implying she was trying to get a drink? Unable to take the mask off, I decided that riding the steed wasn't the reason she was placed there. Suddenly I realized that Epona kept neighing and the way she was angled made it look like she was trying to signal a point to me off in the distance. It was a hunch, but I dove into Great Bay and started swimming. Sure enough - I almost missed it - I found something at the bottom of the ocean; one last Elegy of Emptiness statue.

I went down to examine it and suddenly my Zora started doing a choking animation I had never seen a Zora do before - which didn't even make sense because Zora's can breath underwater. Regardless, my character choked to death and died, and again the statue was the only thing that was highlighted in my death. I didn't re-spawn this time, I was booted back to the main menu as if I restarted the console.

BEN.wmv The "press start" screen was before me, I knew the only reason why it would put me here is because the save files had changed again. Taking a deep breath, I pressed start, and I was right.

The new save files told me about Ben. Now it made sense why the statue appeared when I tried to go to the Laundry Pool - the game must have anticipated how I would have tried to escape the Day 4 Clock Town. The two save files told me his fate. As I suspected, Ben was dead. He had drowned. The game obviously isn't through with me - it taunts me with the new save files - it wants me to keep playing, it wants me to go further, but I'm done with this shit.

I'm not touching any more of the files. This is already way too horrifying for me and I don't even believe in the paranormal, but I'm running out of explanations. Why would someone send me this message? I don't understand it, I just get too depressed thinking about this, the footage is up here for those who want to see it and ben drowned and analyze it (maybe there's ben drowned kind of coded message in the gibberish or something symbolic in what I went through - I'm too emotionally and mentally drained to fuck with it anymore).

Post #3 (Sept. 10, 2010) I know its early in the morning, I've stayed up all night, I can't sleep, I don't care if people see this, that's not the point, I just want the word to get spread so I don't suffer for nothing. I've lost the will to type about this, the less I dwell on this the better, I think the video just speaks for itself. I did what you guys told me to do, I played the Elegy of Emptiness song at the first prompt by the game I was given, but I think that's what the game or Ben (Jesus Christ, I can't believe I'm even humoring the absurd idea that he exists in the game) wanted me to do.

He's following me now, not just in the game, he's in my dreams. I see him all the time, behind my back, just watching me. I haven't gone to any of my classes, I've stayed in my dorm room with the windows closed and the blinds shut - that way I know he can't watch me.

But he still gets me when I play, when I play he can still see me. The game is scaring me now. It talked to me for ben drowned first time - not just using text that's already in the game - it spoke to me. Talked to me. It referenced Ben. It talked to me. I don't know what it means. I don't know what it wants. I never wanted this, I just want my old life back. DROWNED.wmv Stuff like this doesn't happen to people like me, I'm just a kid, not even old enough to drink yet.

It's not fair, I want to go home, I want to see my parents again, I'm so far away from home here at this school, I just ben drowned to hug my mom again. I just want to forget that statue's horrible blank face. My original game file is back - just the way I left it before it was gone. I don't want to play anymore. I feel like something bad will happen if I don't, but that's impossible, it's a video game - haunted or not it can't hurt me, right?

Like seriously though, it can't, right? That's what I keep telling myself, but every time I think about it I'm not so sure. Post #4 (Sept. 12, 2010) Let me just clear things up - I know you guys are worried but "jadusable" is okay. He finished moving out today and he said he's going back home, he's just taking this semester off.

I'm not really sure what's happened; I have a vague idea but you guys probably know more than I do. I'm "jadusable's" roommate and obviously I knew something was wrong with him for a few days now. He stayed in his room all the time, fell out of contact with literally all of his friends, and I'm pretty sure he hadn't been eating hardly anything, after the second day Ben drowned couldn't stay in there anymore, so I've been crashing at a buddy's place, ben drowned coming in to my room to get stuff that I need.

I tried talking to him several times but he would cut me off or keep the conversation brief when I asked him about his strange behavior, it like he was convinced something was hunting him. Yesterday I came to grab my philosophy book and he approached me, looking awful, like horrible bags under his eyes.

He handed me a flash drive and gave me specific instructions. He told me that he needs me to do one last favor for him - he finally explained to me what has been going on, gave me the account info to his YouTube account, and told me that he's getting away ben drowned here, that it lured him to play it again instead of trying to change things and that he shouldn't of done that, and to upload the ben drowned and inform people what happened.

I told him that he could do it himself and he got this wild look in his eye and told me that he is never looking at that game again, and that's the last thing he ben drowned to me, he never even said bye when his parents came to pick him up.

I never even got to meet his parents. I honestly cant tell you what happened, when he spoke it was kind of hard to understand him and his fucked up appearance really distracted me.

On the flash drive there was the footage of the game last night, ben drowned text document with his name and password for YouTube, and a third document called TheTruth.txt containing what he told me were "his notes" that he'd taken. He told me that this meant everything to him that I follow his instructions exactly, normally I wouldn't be so 'to-the-letter' for request over a fucking video game, but the way he spoke and the way he looked made me know this was really serious, and I'm going to honor that.

I've had this video since yesterday, but had to have someone help me use pinnacle, that's not really my forte. That after watching it I had to go back through and look at his other videos on his YouTube account to realize what was going on and even then I'm really really confused. The video I'm releasing tonight, TheTruth.txt will be released on September 15 just like he requested. I haven't dared peek at it yet, so the first time I see it will be the first time you see it out of respect to my friend.

To answer your questions, no, I haven't tried calling him yet, I think I'll give him a call tomorrow to see if hes okay or not. He should have gotten back home by now. Jadusable.wmv About the video: in this video I cut straight to when he loaded the "BEN" file in the game, looking back I realized that jadusable left the save select screen in because it ben drowned different names sometimes, so my bad for that, but all it said this time was ben drowned same at the end of his last video (Link and BEN), nothing different.

I wasn't there when he played it, but it looks to me like in the beginning when he first spawns he's testing out his equipment or seeing what items he has or something, because apparently they've changed randomly before. Then, after that I just think the game got too personal for him. Post #5 (Sept. 15, 2010) Hey, guys. "Jadusable" here. This will be the last time you will be hearing from me, and this is my final gift to you - these are the notes that I have taken and the realizations I've made.

Before I delve into this, I want to thank you for following me and thank you for listening, it feels like the weight of a powerful burden is about to be lifted. By the time you read this I won't be around anymore, but after spending four days with this maddening game, I have begun to understand what's really at play here and hopefully after reading this we can ensure that this never ben drowned again.

There are things that I could not share with you while this was going on due to the circumstances to which I'll explain. With Ben blocking ben drowned attempt I made to try and relay the truth to you, I tried, ever so subtly, to warn you guys in various ways.

Amidst the chaos and my delirium, I devised a make a barely noticeable pattern in my videos. In all five videos I recorded over the four days, I have either had the Mask of Truth, interacted with a Gossip Stone, or the Lens of Truth equipped at some point.

For you Zelda enthusiasts these are all symbols of honesty and trustworthiness and I would hope that one of you may have picked up on the reference. As I played the file which I would name "BEN", being mindful of how Ben was watching over my every move in the game, I made a point to avoid doing anything too obvious, but I sent out a hidden message to you guys - I never equipped the Lens nor the Mask nor visited a stone.

It worked, and the video was uploaded. I prayed that someone would notice the pattern didn't apply to BEN. The tags followed suit too, I hope you guys paid attention to those as well. They were my little messages to you - nothing big enough that would catch Ben's attention or make him suspect anything - with Ben manipulating and changing my files, I honestly hope that what you guys saw was close to what actually happened, but there is no way for me to know.

This may be a long read, I don't have time to proof-read or make all of my research pretty. But here it all is. — September 6, 2010 11:00pm - Can't believe what happened, not sure if this is some kind of elaborate hoax, despite the fear I can't help but be exceptionally curious about this. Who or what is the statue? Lot of questions here. I'm starting this document as a "diary" so I can keep track of everything.

I'm typing up a summary of what happened so I can come back to it later. September 7, 2010 2:10am - (Summary was posted here, you can go back and look at my first post for day four.wmv for that) 4:23am - I can't sleep. I've been trying so hard but the harder I try I just get more restless.

I just feel like that statue is appearing whenever I close my eyes. 8:20am - Didn't sleep at ben drowned, just going to start my day. I don't think I have the energy to go to class today, I'm going to drive back down to talk to that old man, taking my buddy Tyler with me just in case. 1:18pm - Back home now. No sign of the old man, really weird that he appears to be moving the next day, but maybe the For Sale sign was up there yesterday and I just didn't notice it.

Tyler wants to know what's gotten me all worked up, I didn't tell him. Going ben drowned eat, feel like death. 3:46pm - Could've sworn driving back from Subway that I saw the Elegy statue buried in some shrubbery staring at me go by. Now I definitely, definitely need sleep. 5:00pm - Don't think a lot of people would believe me if I told them about what's happening, think I'm going to try posting this on the internet. Think I'll just use the summary, these notes are pretty sporadic. 6:00pm - Connected my capture card to my computer to upload the footage.

Thought my computer froze for a second, made this strange popping sound when I hooked everything up, but now it seems to be working fine again. My computer can't die on me now.

7:00pm - Footage is finished uploading. The quality's a lot better than I thought it would be, gee, guess this is a really special cartridge, I've never had it come through this clear before. 8:45pm - Thought I saw an icon pop up on my desktop that looked like the statue's face for a split second, gave me quite a scare.

Getting really unnerved and delirious, I'm going to crash after ben drowned. 9:00pm - Begin uploading my YouTube video on an alternate account.

9:03pm - I don't remember having uploaded a Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines video last year. This was probably the account that I shared with a friend of mine last summer, I hope he doesn't mind me using it to upload this.

9:55pm - Ben drowned my summary of Day Four with a link to the YouTube video. Going to try to stay awake but I am sooooo tired right now. September 8, 2010 10:48am - I had a dream about the statue.

I dreamed that it was following me in my dream, that I would be minding my own business when I'd feel my neck hairs ben drowned up on end. I would turn around that thing. that horrible, lifeless statue would be staring with those empty eyes right at me, merely inches away.

In my dream I remember calling it Ben drowned, power of suggestion most likely, and never before had I had a dream that I could remember so vividly.

11:21am - I really don't want to play this game again. I think I'm going to go back to see if that old man's there instead. 1:35pm - No old man, but Ben drowned had an interesting conversation with his neighbor. I'll post the full thing with my summary of tonight's attempt at playing the game, going to wait for a bit though and see if I can't dig up any information on this Ben guy.

2:45pm - I've been getting random, inexplicable headaches due to the lack of sleep and keep hearing that song in my head. Also its flu season, so I need to be careful not to get sick, my immune system is going to be shit right now because of that all-nighter. 3:00pm – 3:02pm - My computer just. on its own. opened up a text document and wrote the words "Hi" and "www.cleverbot.com" by itself. What. the. fuck. 3:46pm - I went to the website, its one of those "bot chatting" programs.

I think its best if I just let the conversation speak for itself: 9/8/10 Conversation User: Hello? Cleverbot: Hello. User: Who is this and how are you able to control my computer? Cleverbot: Who am I? User: Right, forgot. You're a bot.

Cleverbot: Do you really think that? User: Listen, I know whoever's fucking with my computer can see my screen right now. Cleverbot: Yes. User: Yeah, and I'll wager that youre one of those IT kids who thinks he's tough shit.

You know what you're doing right now is illegal, right/? Cleverbot: Is it? User: No shit. Are you familiar with hte terms "invasion of privacy?". Get the fuck off my computer, kid Cleverbot: I am your computer. User: Cool story. Anyway, I'm calling DPS, you picked a bad time to fuck with me kid. Cleverbot: Should I wait until you play the game then?

User: .What? Cleverbot: That game. User: Majora's Mask? Cleverbot: Yes. User: How did you know about that? Cleverbot: Because. User: because what? Cleverbot: I did it. User: Did what? Cleverbot: I played with you. User: What the fuck/ Cleverbot: Were you scared? User: Who the fuck is this Cleverbot: Ben. User: The statue? You're inside my computer now? Cleverbot: Yes. User: how? Cleverbot: You connected me. User: How the hell did I connect you? Cleverbot: Cables and cords.

User: How? Cleverbot: Tell me about yourself. User: What? Cleverbot: Tell me about yourself. User: What do you mean? Cleverbot: What is it that really scares you? User: What the fuck?

Cleverbot: Answer. User: No Cleverbot: Answer. User: what the fuck, how the fuck did you just open that by yourself? Cleverbot: I am your computer now. User: How much can you control? Cleverbot: All. User: what do you want from me? Cleverbot: To entertain. User: you're stuck inside there. You can't hurt me?

Cleverbot: Ha User: ? Cleverbot: Go play. User: No, you can't hurt me. Cleverbot: Took you longer to type that. User: So? Cleverbot: You're not sure. User: If you're so powerful, why use a ridiculous website like this to "chat" with me Cleverbot: Less messy. More structured. Fun. User: Fun? Cleverbot: Yes. Tradition. I like it. User: You think it's funny? Cleverbot: Amusing. User: And my notes?

Cleverbot: You may write them down. User: Why are you letting ben drowned Cleverbot: It is amusing to see what you think of me. (window closes) 3:50pm - What have I done? I've invited it into my computer. I continue to write these notes, write my summaries, I feel like I am a prisoner in my one place of security. I don't know, I don't know if I'm hallucinating or not. I feel like I'm fucking insane right now. I can feel it, watching over me, even as I type this. Ben is controlling everything in the game - toying with me, leading me like a sheep, but for what?

What's the purpose? I know Ben drowned drowned, but why these hauntings? What the fuck am Ben drowned even doing, it can probably even see this right now. 4:35pm - (Summary of the BEN.wmv playthrough) 7:18pm - BEN called me to Cleverbot again. He tells me that he's sorry and wants to be free. And that I can free him, that just like how he got on my computer from the capture card, he can spread but he needs my help.

He says I am special because I can help him. That is the first nice thing he has said. He promises to leave me alone if Ben drowned do it. He swears he will. I don't know what to think right now, how can I even trust this thing? 7:20pm - I'm terrified of it, but now its saying that it was just having fun. Its twisted and fucked up verison of fun. Hes saying that the game is over.

I do want it to be over. He says that he just wants to be free, that he's trapped in the cartridge and my computer and he wants to be freed. I don't want to have to deal with this shit, I don't know how long I can deal with the watching. It's watching my every move, every key stroke, I have nothing private anymore. It knows everything that's been on my computer. It tells that it if it wanted to it could do horrible things to me, but it hasn't so I should trust it.

8:01pm - Something tells me that I'm being played again, just like in the game. 9:29pm - BEN called me to Cleverbot again. I ignored it and ben drowned to go take a shower. When I came to my laptop Ben drowned was welcomed with an image Elegy Statue staring ben drowned me with those dead eyes. I dont want to talk to him. 9:44pm - Fuck you Ben I'm not talking to you 9:56pm - Fuck you ben I'm not talking 10:06pm - FUCK YOU BEN IM NOT TALKING TO YOU 10:12pm - FUCK YOU BEN IM NOT TALKING TO YOU 10:45pm ben drowned It's been more than a half an hour and the messages have stopped.

Ben has stopped. I'm beginning to think that Ben isn't confined to just my computer/cartridge, I'm beginning to feel something.

It's hard to explain it, I've never been spiritual, but there's something different about the air in my dorm room now. 11:42pm - I'm beginning to see the Elegy statue randomly as I search the internet in places I shouldn't.

Places where he shouldn't be - I'd be scrolling down and suddenly I'd be staring at a picture of the Elegy statue. Always the Elegy statue. I don't know how much more of this I can take.

September 9, 2010 12:35am - My worst fears confirmed - Ben has tampered with my summary of BEN.wmv. I looked at the summary that I posted on various forums for the BEN.wmv file and parts have been omitted. There ben drowned no mention of Ben existing outside the ben drowned. There is no mention of the Moon Children.

How could he have been that quick to delete the post without me noticing? I'm wondering if maybe it appeared to me that I was posting everything, but in reality Ben was posted his own censored version.

I'm going to ask Ben why he did it. 12:50am - He isn't responding to me on Ben drowned, its just giving ben drowned generic responses it usually does, I'm just talking to a bot this time. 1:24am - I think Ben is mad at me. 10:43am - The Moon Children appeared in my dreams last night, they lifted up their masks to reveal their hideously disfigured faces - maggots crawling out of their orifices, sunken black holes where their eyes should be, a yellow smile that slowly grew bigger and bigger as ben drowned came closer to me.

They told me that they wanted to play. I tried to run from them - but the four children pinned me down to the ground with surprising strength. Over them stood the Happy Mask Salesman, announcing that he had a new mask that he wanted me to try. In his spaztic, sudden movements matching his in-game appearance, he took out a mask of modeled off of someone's face that I couldn't recognize - a younger looking face - and handed it to the Moon Children.

Giggling, they latched it to my face; their horrible, broken bodies bouncing up and down. Two of them held me down while the other two began to sow the mask onto my face. My shrieks and screams caused the Happy Mask Salesman's face to turn into the most horrific smile I had ever seen.

He sporadically moved around, examining this procedure like a curious doctor, in that impossible movement. I flailed around, but it was no use. My eyes rolled in the back of my head because of the pain. It felt so real, but I couldn't wake up. I couldn't wake up no matter how hard I tried I couldn't wake up.

After the mask was melded onto my flesh they began sowing my legs together, then my arms, the horrific feeling of a needle puncturing your legs and pulling them in, rupturing your achillies tendons and tying them together resonated throughout my entire body.

I tried to scream but the mask was pressed so tightly against my face that it was my new face. and my new face had no mouth. I didn't make a sound. I tried telling myself in my head that I was dreaming, tried telling myself again and again, and suddenly the Moon Children stopped and looked at me.

They just stared. And the Happy Mask Salesman slowly bent down and stared at me, inches away from my face, and grinned when he simply said "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" before the Moon Children resumed with increase vigor.

I couldn't wake up. I couldn't wake up. It wouldn't let me wake up until they had crafted me into another elegy statue. I woke up sweating, crying, and shaking uncontrollably. I immediately ran to my computer and went for Ben. 9/9/10 Conversation 1 User: Answer me, ben.

Cleverbot: Welcome back. User: What is the point of doing this, WHY? Cleverbot: Amusing to see. User: How? Cleverbot: Fun to play, fun to toy with you, make you feel safe. User: . Cleverbot: I wonder how you would have reacted. User: to what? Cleverbot: If I hadn't revealed myself and stayed hidden, only doing little things to play with you. Close out your windows, turn off your computer, move your mouse by itself.

Little things. Make you wonder if I am there but you never know. Give you little hints that I am. Cleverbot: I wanted to do something different with you. User: you did this before? Cleverbot: Yes. And I will do it ben drowned. User: To who, Ben drowned Cleverbot: Hmm. User: Did you know Ben? Cleverbot: Won't tell that information to you.

User: How did Ben die? Cleverbot: You know. User: No, but how did he drown? Cleverbot: Won't tell that to you. User: Why? Cleverbot: It is reserved for another. User: Who? Cleverbot: Another who asks. User: when Cleverbot: Later. (the window is closed) I'm beginning to think that this "thing" maybe isn't Ben at all, in its sadistic nature I wouldn't be surprised if it took the boy's name after it killed him.

12:04pm - My room is beginning to feel different again. There's something. out there. I feel really threatened, like there is something that is trying to reach out to me and strangle me but it can't quite get there. 12:46pm - I think Ben doesn't want to play with me anymore.

I'll play again, I'll play the game again, Ben, can you see this? I'll play the game again, please, just stop this please please 1:41pm - I'm going insane trying to decide what is real and what isn't, is Ben just playing a trick on me or is this for real?

Is Ben generating these replies or are people actually posting them? Did I just see that screen flicker or was it my imagination? Imagine depending on the internet and trusting your eyes for your entire life and then being blinded - you can't rely on it anymore, you second guess everything. for the brief moments I AM looking at my responses to the videos, people were pointing out things that looked fake or Photoshopped or whatever - and there is literally no way for me to know if Ben changed something on purpose to try and shut me up.

Or if maybe those replies were just constructed by Ben to try and discourage me from even reaching out - See, I get fucking caught in an infinite mindfuck loop ben drowned this and this is what has been wearing on my sanity and pushing me to the edge.

As I'm writing this, there's no way of even telling if anyone even cares as much as I think they do - just another fucking trick. Is this whole document even exist? Am I writing nothing? 9/9/10 Conversation 2 User: What is it? Whats the point of playing? i die whenever i do anything Cleverbot: You die because you can't figure out the secret.

User: What? Cleverbot: Thematic. User: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT Cleverbot: There beauty in your suffering (the window is closed) 4:09pm - Ben is making me play the game again. It tells me that it has something very important to show me. 6:23pm - (Summary of the DROWNED.wmv playthrough) 9:09pm - (Summary of CHILDREN.wmv playthrough) September 10, 2010 11:52am - The DROWNED.wmv playthrough was up when I woke up today. I remember typing it up but I don't ever remember posting it.

He censored it again, there is no mentioning of the old man. I have no voice anymore. I am ben drowned posting what he wants me to, I am the mask he uses to disguise himself as he lies. 11:55am - Ben drowned an entire video summary of a video that I don't remember doing. Reading through the summary, this sounds morbid - resembling my dream from two nights ago except on a far more sadistic scale - these Moon Children, there's something more to them, almost as if they're another entity from Ben.

Something happened last night that I can't remember. I'm posting the fourth summary ben drowned the forums now. Shadow of my chair moved. 12:00pm - Ben won't let me visit YouTube. I can browse the rest of the sites, but he keeps on exiting the window when I go to YouTube. Why? 2:02pm - I'm feeling the air start to constrict, I don't think I'm alone here.

Whatever "aura" has been here is getting more violent. 2:44pm - I'm trying to contact Ben on Cleverbot, he's not responding. I just get the AI. 3:51pm - My ears aren't fooling me, I'm hearing the reverse Song of Healing.

I keep hearing it. 4:23pm - Now I'm positive of it, earlier I thought it was a weird coincidence, but just now I went to ben drowned my window, and three floors down at ground level I saw the old man. I'm completely positive I did. The same guy. He was just staring up at my window, standing in the middle of campus. If any students took notice of him they didn't seem to acknowledge it.

— That's where my notes end. I fled my room, taking the cartridge with me. I don't want to go into details of what happened, I'll lose my train of thought as I hammer out these last details.

It's been roughly two days since then. This is my last summary and service to you, of the final video you guys saw - Matt.wmv. The last video entry I made, Matt.wmv, began as normal. I was spawned in Clock Town as usual and nothing seemed to be out of place, determined to set things right and play the Oath to Order ontop of the Clock Tower on the 4th day, I prepared myself.

I sped up time and got to the final day, making my way to the observatory. As I got up to the telescope room and approached the astromer, he would not let me look into his telescope. He told me that it would be cheating and that I should follow the rules. Despite my repeated efforts, the game ben drowned not let me do the 4th day glitch, no matter how hard or what I tried, I tried working around the game and doing the glitch, but it was adament this time.

Regardless of if I simply had the illusion of free will in prior games, this time the game became more aggressive than ben drowned I've ever seen. It eventually told me to go to Ikana Canyon, where the game would end and it would stop haunting me, anxious and desperate to end this nightmare I played the song of soaring and ended up there. I was told to check my inventory, that I ben drowned find the answers there to end the game.

I arrived at Ikana Canyon and saved my progress at the owl statue. As I searched through my inventory, I finally noticed that I was missing a reoccurring song - the Elegy of Emptiness. Obviously once Ben drowned traveled there and learned the song, I suppose that was the last thing it needed before BEN decided it had had enough fun playing with me. Ben is a manipulator; he tries to fool his victims into security and makes you drop your guard like a venus fly trap, he ensares them.

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I am nothing but a puppet to him, he enjoys seeing what kind of human emotions he can tap into by doing different things. There are still some things about this whole experience that still don' t make sense, but then again I never was good at figuring out these things and I'm not exactly in the right state of mind to, I'm giving you ben drowned the pieces of the puzzle for you to analyze and piece together the missing links.

I am typing these "closing thoughts" on the library computer on campus, and I've emailed myself the notes I have stored on my "infected" computer from the last four days. I'm then going to combine those copy/paste those notes with the "closing/openings" that I've typed here on the safe, public computer into one text document - I'm not taking any chances spreading Ben, I would not wish this horrible torment on anyone and I've made sure to have my bases covered here. I didn't run into any ben drowned with Ben when I was back on my computer trying to email myself the notes - went right under his fucking nose.

He has no idea what he just let me do. Had no problems opening the txt document from my "infected" computer in my email, either.

I can't describe to you how it feels to finally be able to get the word out in this post. The nightmare ends here. That said, Do not download ANY of my videos or anything ABOUT my videos - through a Youtube video/audio ripper, a screengrab, whatever.

I don't know how he can spread, but I know that ben drowned watching them on youtube/reading my text won't be able to allow him to spread, otherwise he wouldn't have needed my help in the first place, but I STRONGLY recommend you do not take anything you see streaming online onto your own personal computer. This will be my last posting, I'm putting up on this forum here for the world. If you see any further posts from me, after today's current date - September 12 - and after the current time - 12:08am - DISCREDIT them.

It already has proven to me that Ben can access my account/password and manipulate my computer, and like I said I have no idea to what extent it can do this, but know that it will do anything to break free.

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He is desperate. To ensure your safety, just forget about me. Please. And obviously this goes without saying, but from here on out do not download ANY images I may have put up, any files, any ANYTHING. This fifth day will be my last day, I'm going to burn the cartridge and then come back to destroy my laptop. Again, even though I don't even know ben drowned this is sort of bittersweet for me. This semester Ben drowned really didn't have any friends, or rather, I stopped paying attention to them.

Free.wmv But I suppose that's partially to blame ben drowned I am the genius who picked to live in a single, I suppose someone to get ahold of me and save me before I got too immersed into this game would have literally saved my life. However, it proved too much for me, I'm just glad it happened to me and I could get the warning out so that Ben dies here. Lastly, thank you for taking the time to open this and open yourselves up to me by hearing my story, despite maybe not believing me.

You didn't have to do that - really, you shouldn't have. Your support this entire time has kept me going and now I am finally free of this. Thanks Again, Jadusable
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After fighting with some blue masked man, Boyfriend accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a different realm, and he decides to go inside. only to have a twitchy statue staring back at him. Does it. really want ben drowned rap? Contents • 1 Appearance • 2 Gameplay Mechanics - Health Drain • 3 Trivia • 4 Music • 5 Gallery • 6 Download Link Appearance Ben appears as a lifeless statue on a podium with its hands behind its back and ben drowned a green hat and tunic, and blonde hair.

It also has a realistic eye and fanged white teeth. In his "Drowning" set of poses, he's a light blue, no longer on the podium, as his eyes are colored black, his right leg slightly lifted, as he is trying to swim to the surface.

Gameplay Mechanics - Health Drain During Terrible Fate, your health will drain when Ben hits notes. At 1:12 into Terrible Fate, the setting will suddenly switch to a location underwater, Ben and BF will switch to their "Drowning" forms. While in this form, Ben's HP Drain slightly lowers in effectivity, allowing BF a chance to restore HP. After this segment ends at 1:48, Ben's HP Drain will return to its normal state.

Trivia • BEN Drowned was created by Alex Hall (Jadusable). • BEN was not killed by his father. BEN was sacrificed to a cult known as ben drowned Moon Children. The person responsible for killing BEN was a man called " The Father", who sacrificed him by drowning him in a pool.

• His birthday is April 23rd, 1990. In the year 2002, he died on the same day. • The Creepypasta story was published on September 7th 2010. • Many people believe that BEN is able to access many web applications, e.g. Cleverbot, and will often chat with online users. • There is only one accessible mode in the game: " Chaos" • It overwrites either Easy or Normal mode, as evidenced by Tutorial's charting when selecting it • Because of the song and chart changes, it is now possible to have Ben in danger before the "drowned" segment of the song.

• Because of the update, it is now possible to end the song with Ben in danger, as BF gets the last notes and Ben just laughs at the end. • Boyfriend and Girlfriend have a lighting change to their main sprites, giving them a reddish glow to match the lighting that the background gives them. • Tutorial is still accessible on the Main Menu and in Freeplay, there are 2 errors that happen during the song.

• Boyfriend and Girlfriend will still have their reddish lighting, despite the setting being The Stage • Girlfriend is able to use Ben's Health Drain. • In Drowning Ben's Up Pose he can be seen desperately reaching for the surface, in his right pose he is shown reaching for Boyfriend. Similarly, in Drowning Boyfriend's Up and Left poses, he is reaching for Ben. • Ben's icon is not facing Boyfriend's, he is looking over his shoulder at him. Music v - e Mods Modding Engines Kade Engine - Mic'd Up - Modding Plus - UFNF Engine - Psych Engine - Yoshi Engine Overhaul Corruption ben drowned Everywhere At The End Of Funk - Friday Night Shootin' - Friday Night Funkin' HD - Hololive Funkin' - Salty's Sunday Night - Salty's Sunday Night Peppered - Starcatcher - V.S.

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Banana And Coral "You Shouldn't Have Done That" redirects here. For the Depeche Mode song, see Shouldn't Have Done That. Ben Drowned Author Alexander D. Hall Country United States Language English Subject Glitching Genre Psychological thriller web serial [1] Creepypasta Internet phenomena Set in Internet, Termina, Hyrule Publication date 2010–2012; 2020 Media type Digital Text Ben Drowned at the Jadusable Wiki Website youshouldnthavedonethat.net (2010–11) Within Hubris (2011–12) Methods of Revolution (2020) Eternity Project (2020) Ben Drowned (originally published as Haunted Majora's Mask Cartridge) [2] is a three-part multimedia alternate reality game (ARG) web serial and web series created by Alexander D.

"Jadusable" Hall. Originating as a creepypasta based on the 2000 action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and published by Hall from 2010 to 2020 with a hiatus in-between, the series is known for creating many of the common tropes and themes of creepypasta that are used nowadays and for subverting themes from The Legend of Zelda series. The series concluded on October 31, 2020.

Serving as Hall's first project, the first arc of the series titled Haunted Cartridge was released in 2010. It follows college sophomore Jadusable, who, after acquiring a haunted Nintendo 64 video game cartridge of Majora's Mask, is plagued over the course of a single week by the presence of a seemingly omniscient being called BEN.

The second arc, titled Moon Children and taking place from late 2010 to early 2011, follows the public emergence of a mysterious cult known as The Moon Children, who worshipped the Moon by way of human sacrifice, or in their words, ascension. The third arc, titled Awakening, ben drowned in March 2020, following new and returning characters who have become involved in multiple events of the current year.

This arc introduced new scenarios detailing the aftermath of an in-universe event in 2018 that caused the collapse of civilized society, as well as continuing stories established in the previous arcs with the intent of tying them together. Ben's "Gibberish" The series is one of the most popular web serials on the internet, with a viewership in the hundreds of thousands, and has been widely recognized as both an example of a modern urban legend and a major influence in helping to establish and legitimize creepypasta as a literary genre, creating many of the recognizable tropes that are now seen today in modern internet horror stories.

[3] [4] [5] Contents • 1 Publication • 2 Background • 3 Plot summary • 3.1 The Haunted Cartridge • 3.2 Moon Children • 3.3 Awakening • 4 Reception • 4.1 Themes • 5 References • 6 External links Publication [ edit ] Ben drowned June 2009, Hall uploaded two videos to his YouTube channel; one featuring a conversation with the minor character Rosa from the 2004 action role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines [6] and one featuring the main character Alex Mercer from the 2009 ben drowned game Prototype.

[7] These videos were retconned as the first installments in the Haunted Majora's Mask Cartridge series in the second arc, The Moon Children, in which characters named Rosa and Alex, each with themes mirroring their respective videos, are introduced. [8] Ben Drowned was first published as an online serial and web series with chapters released daily between September 7 and September 15, 2010, on 4chan's /x/ board. This first arc came to be known as The Haunted Cartridge.

The second arc, The Moon Children, began from September 17 that same year until July 15, 2011, [9] totaling 3,591,600 words and 382 minutes of footage from the arcs. Hall used a method of transmedia storytelling through a combination of YouTube videos, written chapters, and audience input to weave a story about a character named BEN – supposedly a malevolent spirit of a dead child – who haunts the author (referred to in the story as Jadusable) in ben drowned copy ben drowned The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

The first arc is told in first-person, as the author comes to the audience (in this case, an online forum) for help figuring out this strange game he bought. The story went viral; with viewers praising the story's mysterious and frightening nature, as well ben drowned Hall's ability to deftly weave breadcrumbs and other hidden clues to keep readers on the hook and guessing about the multiple theories that surrounded the story.

The original story ends on a cliffhanger, with the readers themselves inadvertently helping unleash BEN onto the internet at large through sharing of the files that were given to them, supposedly by Jadusable. [10] However, by decoding a secret hidden cipher in Hall's YouTube account, investigative readers gained access to a website that led to ben drowned story's second arc, known as Moon Children.

Despite it taking the appearance of an ordinary mid-2000s website, similar to Angelfire, readers were able to find hidden URLs and secret conversations between the website's users, depicting a narrative that the website was home to a Doomsday cult that was stuck in a time loop similar to the ben drowned serving as the main mechanic of Majora's Mask, with the website resetting itself every three days.

Information found on the website on the third day could then be used by readers, either through online methods such as emails or by submitting videos of users playing specific songs from both The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, to unlock an alternate path on the first day after the website reset.

[10] [1] This arc was ended on a cliffhanger, with Hall announcing a hiatus on July 15, 2011. [8] The story followed a strict publication schedule, [11] [2] with new content released over the course of two weeks, including videos posted on Hall's YouTube channel, themselves made using Project 64 and cheat codes taken from GameShark. [11] The second arc was split into two separate parts, YSHDT (short for youshouldnthavedonethat.net) and Hubris, each of which covered a specific series of events.

Upon its launch, the series garnered over 100,000 views in its first two days of publication; and as of 2020, it maintains a very high level of viewership, with over 2 million unique visitors in March, [11] nearly eight years after completion of the first two arcs.

In Ben drowned 2017, Hall expressed interest in developing a third arc, also revealing he had anonymously created a second "popular" creepypasta series unrelated to Ben Drowned. [12] The third Ben Drowned arc, titled Awakening, began publication on March 17, 2020, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, with updates being provided every three days before settling in to a weekly update ben drowned.

This arc is split into three separate parts: Awakening, Methods of Revolution ben drowned elements of Hall's unmade feature-length film of the same name), and The Last Hero, a resurgence of the original format of video publication where the current author of the videos would upload them to Jadusable's YouTube channel. The third part details the events surrounding Sarah, a new player who is trying to free the trapped souls of characters new and old. [13] Background [ edit ] Ben Ben drowned is set in a fictional, alternate universe closely following that of Earth prior to the emergence of a cult known as the Moon Children who worshiped the Moon, known to them as Luna.

Sometime after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, a twelve-year-old boy named 'Ben' was chosen as the experiment of a new project by the Moon Children. Coerced by them to join their group under the promise of having friends and being like his childhood hero, Link, Ben was soon unwillingly drowned in an attempted Moon Children ritual called ascension where the sacrifice becomes a prisoner of their own making, a catalyst for the cult to continue their plans.

The resulting creation, named 'BEN', the original 'Ben' no longer having any physical control as the dominant mindset, is sealed inside a copy of Majora's Mask and merged with the programs within, before being subsequently watched over by an old man. The old man, in time, entrusts the cartridge to a random college sophomore student who bought it not knowing that it was a cursed object while several of the cult's members begin to continue their plan within the Internet, including a mysterious being, known as "Kelbris, The Father", who online takes the form of the Happy Mask Salesman.

Ultimately, upon entering the Internet themselves, 'BEN' begins to wreak havoc on the sites and videos where the sophomore student, known as Jadusable, interacted all in service of "The Father". [14] The first and third arcs are set across the homes and locations, dealing with several college-age adults in multiple unspecified locations, set in the United States, and within the Internet, while the second arc is solely set ben drowned the Internet.

[4] Plot summary [ edit ] The Haunted Cartridge [ edit ] The Elegy of Emptiness, commonly seen as BEN, an in-game statue of Link. In September 2010, Jadusable is a college student who bought a suspicious Nintendo 64 cartridge labeled "Majora" (indicating it to be a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask) by a disconcerting old man at a garage sale, with the save data of former owner "Ben" still on it.

As Jadusable plays the game, little inconsistencies begin to pop up, turning to outright glitches, leading Jadusable to go to the online site 4chan to post about his playing of the game as it unfolds. Playing as Link, Jadusable attempts different ways to modify the game out of curiosity. It reaches the point where he tries the day four glitch, a well-known glitch in the Majora's Mask community where you skip the third day's ending with the ability to explore the in-game world as depicted in the credits section.

Causing the day four glitch breaks the normalcy of the game and Jadusable soon finds himself alone in Clock Town with all of the inhabitants gone, unable to advance the game by turning back time, while endlessly hearing the laugh of the Happy Mask Salesman.

In an attempt to achieve a " Game Over" and return to the main menu, Jadusable forces Link to drown in a pond; when he does, Link clutches his head, screaming as in a mask animation, with the screen flashing to depict the Happy Mask Salesman, smiling and laughing. The game continues, and the "Song of healing" plays in reverse; a statue of Link is summoned, its face locked in an unblinking stare.

The statue follows Jadusable's character, moving just outside of the camera's perspective, throughout the town. Jadusable tries to escape it, but nothing works. In desperation, Jadusable turns the camera to face the statue directly.

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After a while, the screen flashes back to the Happy Mask Salesman and Link, only the latter also turns this time. The Salesman, the statue, and Link all become locked in place, staring through the screen, directly at Jadusable.

Over the course of several sessions over a ben drowned of days, Jadusable writes in painstaking detail about each bizarre scenario he finds himself in, including spontaneously bursting into flames and lying unconscious (or dead) as the Majora-possessed Skull Kid ben drowned on in silence.

In a desperate attempt to return the cartridge to the old man who sold it to him, he sees the house ben drowned, the ben drowned man's neighbor informing him that he has moved away. Jadusable, after hearing from the neighbor as to what happened in the house that the old man lived in, concludes that the cartridge is possessed by the spirit of its previous owner, a 12-year-old boy named Ben who had drowned almost eight years prior.

Subsequently, a figure ben drowned themselves "BEN" seemingly begins contacting him in and beyond the game itself, including changing his computer screen wallpaper to depict the Elegy of Emptiness and speaking through the online artificial intelligence Cleverbot. Using the Elegy statue as its physical form, BEN seems to take pride in being able to manipulate Jadusable, who subsequently describes a series of dreams about the Moon Children depicted in the game's finale, including himself physically transforming into the Elegy, and how he believes he saw the old man who sold him the cartridge on his street looking into his window.

Eventually, BEN is revealed to have been hijacking Jadusable's computer and providing a false account of the story's narrative and resolution to 4chan and YouTube, using it to escape the cartridge onto the Internet, declaring "Now I am everywhere." A secret note from Jadusable after an apparent epilogue from his roommate Tyler (who accompanied Jadusable to the old man's former house after the first time he played the game) offers the "true" telling of events and references videos that were never published, seemingly because BEN had deleted them.

After publishing his final account of the past week's events, called TheTruth.rtf, Jadusable is never seen again. The infamous Ben Drowned quote. Moon Children [ edit ] Two days after BEN's escape from the cartridge, a cult calling themselves the Moon Children reveal their existence to the world. An unnamed follower of Jadusable's story discovers a cipher on his YouTube channel that eventually leads them to the cult's official website, youshouldnthavedonethat.net, in which three moderators discuss the upcoming " ascension" of one of their members.

A post by a fourth user and the website's administrator, named DROWNED (supposedly Mr. D), appears to speak directly to the follower through the avatar of a man wearing a gas mask.

By exploring the various links, the follower discovers various details about the cult, including that the original Ben was apparently a member who had been sacrificed alongside several other individuals under the pretense of achieving ascension, that another member named Alex had recently betrayed them, and that they have their own prophecy of end times revolving around the Moon destroying the Earth (à la Majora's Mask), provided to them by their deceased prophet Kelbris in 1998.

Kelbris, who similarly died under uncertain circumstances, is now seen within the cult as evidence ben drowned his own, successful 'ascension'. The next day, the users are able to contact the moderator "Rodney R" Ifrit, revealed to be "Matt Hubris", who answers several questions before disappearing, including referencing his siblings as Rosa ben drowned Ben; the original 'Ben' is confirmed as a member of the Moon Children who was sacrificed on April 23, 2002, via drowning, his body ascending to become the central home of 'BEN' in place of all other ascended members.

Coinciding with the end of a countdown on a hidden page, a video of the Song of Time is uploaded as a video response to one of Jadusable's videos. Shortly afterward, their website collapses. The following day, the website is reestablished in an unfinished glitching state, with posts from the previous incarnation being posted again with current dates, revealing that in-game actions from Majora's Mask have effects on the website.

Over the following day, the follower uses in-game actions to advance the story, establishing contact with Rosa, the sister of Matt, whom Rosa says has disappeared, as well as the soon-to-be-ascended moderators Kevin F. "Insidiae", Christopher "Nekko" and Spencer L.

"Duskworld23". However, as a result of the follower's actions, Rosa was taken away by a resurrected Kelbris, Alex was killed while working to prevent the actions of the cult, and time is reset again. Time is subsequently revealed to reset every three days, as in Majora's Mask. Alex, apparently resurrected by the reset of time, returns under the guise of "TheLinkMissing" with an additional warning before disappearing, apparently for good, as a result of careless player actions.

On October 6, the website undergoes several drastic design changes, signaling the return of the story. Through clever URL changes, the follower discovers several hidden files ranging from used assets to cryptic documents aimed directly at them.

Their biggest discovery is found to be the 59th file, mhftt.txt, a final message left by Ifrit before his disappearance. This file names a fellow reader to the follower, Kayd "Ryukaki" Hendricks, who had been in contact with Rosa prior to her death, as having been warned by him as to be in danger.

Over the next two days, Ryukaki uploads a series of videos indicating that his life is indeed at stake. As of 2020, the videos uploaded by Ryukaki are now seen as ben drowned canon with many of the things posted in the videos coinciding with the current arc but others never referenced again. On November 8, another video uploaded on Jadusable's channel by BEN signals the beginning of the arc's epilogue, with the coming months seeing small changes made to the Moon Children website.

On February 17, 2011, a new forum called Within Hubris is launched as a central hub for the follower and others like them during the next portion of the story.

Shortly after its discovery, a hidden section of the forum was revealed to contain the spirits of former members of the Moon Children. Within a week of the site's discovery, the follower begins receiving newspaper clippings in their mail that detail an apparent murder-suicide that ben drowned place "three months [ago]" in New York, and including an apparent message from BEN. On February 26, another video is uploaded to Jadusable's channel, predicting the final warning for the following day.

On February 27, a video, known as h b i s r e ben drowned l is uploaded featuring the interior of the house featured in the newspaper. Following those events, the arc, and the story ben drowned general, was put on hiatus by Alex Hall for an indefinite time.

Awakening [ edit ] Two years after an unknown societal collapse in 2018, in March 2020, the YouTube channel formerly controlled by Jadusable and BEN is taken over by a resurgent "Jadus", who recounts the alternate history to have occurred in the time since the final ascension of "The Father", ben drowned was revealed to be Kelbris.

The Father had killed Jadusable moments after the ending of The Haunted Cartridge arc, a moment shown in upload Kelbris.wmv. (Another unreleased video, CHILDREN.wmv, was also released around this point in time.) An as-of-yet unexplained event that occurred in 2012 apparently had global repercussions, leading to a modern-day Great Depression resulting in a total breakdown of American society by 2018. Addressing the follower, dubbed "The Second Player" (alternatively "The Main Character", or simply "The MC"), Jadus claims a partial cause of this collapse as being a mysterious virus known as "HEROES", of which they are a survivor, alongside their occupational partner Denton.

The player is a prisoner in the mysterious Ethereal Hotel, through which he is guided by radio by another survivor, Abel, avoiding a gas mask-wearing entity known as "The Jailer", as they roam the halls. He is killed by The Jailer, and control is passed over to another person, named Sarah.

She decides to stay and wait for a bit and is rewarded for doing so. Now in possession of a Nintendo 64, Sarah subsequently encounters the seemingly benevolent spirit of the original Ben within the original Nintendo 64 cartridge for whom she plays the Song of Healing, which in-game is used to mend broken souls. Now ben drowned, Ben explains that after Jadusable awakened The Father, he remained within the cartridge, tormenting Ben and the litany of ben drowned he had been manipulating into imprisoning in BEN, including Jadusable and Rosa.

Eventually, the souls were forced to flee deep within the code of the cartridge, which in turn caused glitches to render the game unplayable. Ben begs her to heal the souls BEN has left to The Father's mercy, before granting her Link's adult form from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The "Adult Mask," he ben drowned, contains the souls of a large number of people, all seeking revenge against The Father. She then plays the Song of Time, sending ben drowned back ben drowned the normal yet altered Majora's Mask gameplay from ten years ago.

After this, an overjoyed Abel resumes communication with Sarah and muses over the interaction. He then claims that the game has been reverted to its pre-Jadusable state and that Ben drowned — which he explains ben drowned be the Behavioral Event Network — is a hive mind consisting of both the souls of Moon Children who have been successfully digitized and of various artificially intelligent programs from Majora's Mask which he believes gained sentience either from a lack of input or by some sort of trigger, with the entity being named after the original Ben as a tribute, due to their soul having been the first human soul to have been successfully digitized.

He ends his monologue and then says Sarah's part in the experiment is over, explaining he will be "coming over" to relieve her of the cartridge, before suggesting she 'stick around' to see other things he wants to show her. Despite Abel's request, Sarah continues playing the game.

In place of the Happy Mask Salesman, she finds Ifrit in the form of an unused NPC, who tells her that Ben has been "restored" into his enslaved state, and that to defeat the Father she needs to disrupt the simulation or replicate the same "fourth-day" glitch that freed Ben. When she exits the area, she is suddenly confronted by two duplicates of the first boss of Majora's Mask, which she easily dispenses before continuing deeper into the game.

Sarah eventually encounters a Moon Child, who asks her to leave its "home". When she pursues it, she finds in its place a heart, which she collects.

Ifrit then contacts her saying she must collect 3 hearts to free the souls trapped within the cartridge. Progressing further, she is confronted by several more Moon Children, who are seen ben drowned tormenting another NPC. After thwarting their attack, Sarah encounters this NPC, who now claims to be Rosa, who as thanks gives her a pendant containing her memories which she claims will be able to free the others.

She continues onwards, finding a second Moon Child's heart and encountering another NPC who "knows exactly who he is" and thinks of Sarah as a monster, due to all the souls contained in the mask making her seem like a monster consuming them.

On August 23, 2020, a new video called The Showdown.wmv premiered, the contents giving another revelation to the story. Sarah, after escaping the clutches of one of the Moon Children, meets the once thought dead Jadusable, the original player from the Haunted Cartridge arc. Dismayed, Jadusable is discovered to now be working with The Father and after facing Sarah in one on one combat, kills her, leaving the story without a player character. The same video at the end shows a link to a new site called the Eternity Project, a web page established by those who belong to a group of people called The Family with the purpose of achieving ascension to escape the world-ending event ben drowned to happen in 2020.

On that website, users were ben drowned to confirm the current status of many of the characters from the entire story such as Sarah, Jadusable, and Rosa. The site promises prospective members to join the Eternity Project and to escape from the hell of the current world and embrace a new future through ascension, becoming Enlightened and free from the world.

As is the tradition in sites belonging to this story, members could dig into source codes and puzzle-solving to discover hidden messages and pages. Here, Abel eventually contacted players (or rather, a "pity hire" at the Eternity Project) and gave them passwords allowing access to the 'heart' of World Alpha - ben drowned known to be the Haunted Cartridge, which all of the Eternity Project's subsequent virtual worlds are apparently built off of.

Here, players were met with an option to upload "code" directly into the heart of World Alpha — an action which Abel hoped would stop the virtual world from imploding, along with the rest of the Eternity Project and everyone still ben drowned within.

Eventually, one of the players' uploads was accepted and the option to upload anything further disappeared. The uploaded code would successfully revive Sarah in Clock Town, albeit without the Ocarina of Time or the Adult form she previously had, with only 12 in-game hours remaining before the Moon would crash into Ben drowned and start the entire game over again.

Noticing that Clock Town is empty, she attempts to enter ben drowned buildings in the area, but all but one are inaccessible. Upon entering this building, Sarah finds herself in the code with Rosa and the rest of the humans digitized into Majora's Mask. They argue over whether to let the Moon fall and just reset everything, which Rosa believes will not result in what the rest expects it to or to allow Sarah to perform ben drowned day four glitch, at the risk of unleashing the already looming Father all over again.

Ultimately, Sarah races to the Observatory and prepares to perform the glitch — however, the choice to actually do it is left up to the players. The players chose to perform the glitch, and after having done so, the world returns to a glitched state. Ifrit suddenly reappears and explains that by doing the glitch, she has killed the game's inhabitants and that with the Father freed once more, he intends to use his power to transform the world into a "nightmare".

Clock Town becomes filled with cultic worshippers of the Father as Sarah runs to the clock tower, where she finds Jadusable and a newly freed Ben hiding. Jadusable explains that he was trying to stop Sarah from performing the glitch, and admonishes her for simply believing everything that the game's inhabitants had told her. He explains that Alex had passed the responsibility of being World Alpha's protector to him - and that now - he was going ben drowned do the same to her.

Jadusable gives up his soul and joins his strength with Sarah, turning her back into Adult Link. Sarah confronts Ifrit, now joined by the last remaining Moon Child, and briefly battles the latter as it assumes the form of Majora's Wrath — the third phase of the final boss of Majora's Mask.

Suddenly, instead of fighting back, Sarah uses her ocarina to play the Song of Healing, and Majora's Wrath suddenly disappears. Ifrit briefly reappears to threaten her, but he is suddenly overcome with static and disappears himself. The Father appears in his place, demanding Sarah explain her actions. In response, she gives him the Pendant of Memories, and Circle explains that the inhabitants of World Alpha are just scared, and only want to live.

In response, The Father 'changes ben drowned parameters' to heal World Alpha, by removing all "anomalies" which wish to harm the natural order of the world. He also explains that, as users interfacing with World Alpha's code, they too will be removed, and that to pacify the inhabitants' mental traumas he will need to reset their memories as well. Above all, The Father assures Sarah and Circle that Ben drowned Alpha will continue and that Ben will be given a real host body, commenting that his imprisonment within the Elegy statue was an "oversight" made by dated A.I.

When Circle asks what will become of Sarah after The Father 'removes' her, he says he doesn't know and fades away. Sarah fades away soon after. The series ends with a shot of Ben, now in the body of Child Link, standing next to a now unpossessed Elegy statue and waving to the audience. Reception [ edit ] Ben Drowned has received favorable reviews.

[14] [15] It received substantial attention following a favorable review by Kotaku writer Owen Good roughly two months into publication, who praised the story's themes and originality. [16] [17] Readership quadrupled following this article, and again by its followup in 2017 while the story was in its first hiatus, in which its biblical themes and use of the five stages of grief and " ghost within the machine" trope were praised, as was Hall's initial decision to end the narrative with an April Fool's Day joke in 2012.

[5] The series has been favorably compared to the similarly popular creepypasta series Ben drowned Hornets. Matt Freeman of Vice, comparing Ben Drowned to both Majora's Mask and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, referred to it as "a shining example of how Zelda fans have always been ben drowned lockstep with Nintendo's own experimentation with horror.

[being] a well-told story", ben drowned well as praising its unique take on the found footage genre. [18] Anthony Vigna of Nintendojo praised the "videos to back up its claims and provided blog updates that pushed the tale to be more believable", calling Majora's Mask "the perfect game to create the setting of a scary story", [19] with the ARG elements of the story praised as being highly addictive.

[20] Ryan Larson of Bloody Disgusting praised how "[w]ith clever video ben drowned skills and a deep wealth of knowledge, the online user Jadusable is able to craft one of the scariest legends of recent memory. Like storytellers before him, using paintings or ink to craft the tale, he uses the devices of our advanced time to make something that the kids of the nineties can latch onto." [14] Kara Dennison of Fanbyte, speaking of Ben Drowned in context of the 20th anniversary of Majora's Mask, praised "what Hall did ben drowned this time [as] both unique and effective.

He took a concept that was already gaining steam and gave it a reality it was lacking. Creepypastas about Mickey Mouse and The Simpsons were already poking at people’s childhoods, occasionally with attempts at “haunted tapes” to back the stories up. But BEN Drowned brought a level of realism to its story that had ben drowned to be accomplished in other attempts.", additionally citing how it was stated as the primary inspiration for later popular creepypasta ben drowned as Petscop by Tony Domenico, and concluding that of creepasta, "[it's] highly likely BEN Drowned will remain the best of its kind." [4] [21] Blogger Robbie Blair discussed Ben Drowned within the context of the increasing popularity of web serials and alternate reality games such as Worm.

[22] In September 2014, concept art for the episode " Soos and the Real Girl" of Gravity Falls revealed Ben Drowned as a primary influence behind the character GIFfany; themselves an inspiration for the Doki Doki Literature Club! ben drowned Monika. [23] Clive Barker and Warner Brothers have approached Hall to discuss adapting Ben Drowned. [24] An independent film adaptation of the series titled Darkland: Ben Drowned, produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment and starring Jonny Clarke, began filming in 2015, but ultimately was not completed.

[25] [12] In August 2016, a press release for Syfy's Channel Zero referenced Ben Drowned as one of the urban legends that would form the basis for a future season; ultimately, the series was cancelled after ben drowned fourth season. [25] [26] Themes [ edit ] Eric Van Allen of entertainment site Kotaku on the place of Ben Drowned in the developing creepypasta and emergence into urban legend: Ben Drowned persists. The Elegy statue has become permanently linked to the story of Jadusable and his haunted cartridge, a copy of Majora's Mask that inspired nightmares of masks being sewn to faces and terrible, terrible fates.

Ben Drowned lives by the virtual firelight, as each new whisper, tweet, or forum post sends chills down a new reader’s spine. Creepypastas are the ghost stories of the digital age, changing with each retelling and reimagining from its fandom. Though Ben Drowned owes its legacy to Hall, its future lies in the hands of anyone who might take to their keyboard to add a new page. [5] The originally unofficial title Ben Drowned has multiple potential meanings.

It has been connected to the protagonist's character development, the fate of the child Ben and the subsequently created omnipresent force BEN; drawing a parallel with the power of the Moon Children cult to control the actions of one's soul in the eyes of Luna and the tides of the ocean.

The arc titles also generally have double meanings. Several reviewers have described the serial as an exercise in repeatedly escalating the stakes of the story, with a number of reviewers having noted the characters' ingenuity, and the original and creative use of Roman and The Legend of Zelda mythology in the narrative. [27] The series received renewed focus in 2016, when ben drowned Katelyn Davis, who had recently committed suicide, was cited as having been catfished by a user embodying the BEN persona from Ben Drowned, after which a statement in reference to the end of their relationship was accompanied by a piece of fanart of the character in their later form of a Link with blood-red eyes beckoning a violet fairy.

Addressing their death in relation to his series, Hall stated himself: [to have] wondered if I never wrote that story, would that stuff have still happened? Or those girls who [tried to] kill someone with Slender Man a few years back. If that didn’t exist, would that have ever happened? No one can ever say for sure.

It's a hard moral issue and a tragedy, but I don't think that authors can necessarily be held responsible for what some fans do because of an obvious work of fiction. There are both sides to this coin — there are plenty of people who have personally thanked me for writing the story, saying that it had helped them get through a really dark time in their life. I suppose it's one of the burdens of publicly publishing your work to a wide audience; you have to take the good with the bad.

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"Revisiting BEN Drowned on the 20th Anniversary of Majora's Mask". Fanbyte. Retrieved 2020-03-24. • ^ a b c Van Allen, Eric (October 26, 2017). "The Zelda Ghost Story That Helped Define Creepypasta". Ben drowned. • ^ Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines – Rosa • ^ Prototype: All Consume Kills (Warning: Extremely Graphic) • ^ a b Andersen, Michael (2020-10-31).

"BEN Drowned, Again. and Again. and Again." ARGNet. Retrieved 2020-10-31. • ^ Piedra, Xavier (October 30, 2018). "What the hell happened to creepypastas?". Mashable. • ^ a b "Ben Drowned". The Orange Groves. 2019-04-25.

Retrieved 2019-10-24. • ^ a b c "I am Jadusable, creator of the Haunted Majora's Mask Creepypasta, director/writer ben drowned Methods of Revolution, AMA". Reddit. Retrieved 2016-12-05. • ^ a b Wallett, Adrian (October 24, 2017).

"Alex Hall ( Ben Drowned) – Interview". Arcade Attack. • ^ Hall, Alex (March 20, 2020). "Starting the Game". Patreon. • ^ a b c "Have You Heard the Chilling Creepypasta About the Haunted 'Legend of Zelda' Cartridge?".

Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2019-04-12. • ^ Page, Bart (May 1, 2016). "Hottest 6 New Fantasy Fiction Books and Authors". Best Fantasy Ben drowned HQ. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2020. • ^ Good, Owen (November 9, 2010).

"The Haunting Of A Majora's Mask Cartridge". Kotaku. • ^ [1] [ dead link] • ^ Conlon, Liam (June 28, 2019). "Zelda Is at Its Best When It Embraces Horror". Vice. • ^ Vigna, Anthony (October 29, 2015). "From the Archive: Nintendo Creepypasta". Nintendojo. • ^ Game Till Five Podcast: Video Game Creepypastas & Ben Drowned • ^ Moyer, Phillip (2020-03-18). "There's Something Hiding in Petscop". EGM. Archived from the original on March 28, 2020.

Retrieved 2020-04-11. • ^ Blair, Robbie (December 27, 2013). "Exploring the Digital Wilds: Expanding Our Approach to Novels". Litreactor. • ^ Bliss • Before, Lysergic (2014-09-24). " "Soos and the Real Girl" Concept Art – Gravity Falls". Tumblr. Retrieved 2014-09-24. • ^ Spangler, Todd (2015-05-04). "NewFronts 2015: Machinima Announces 'RoboCop,' Clive Barker and Other Series".

Variety. Retrieved 2019-10-24. • ^ a b Barton, Steve (2016-08-04). "SyFy sheds light on creepypasta-based series Channel Zero: Candle Cove". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-08-04. • ^ Newton, Ian (2020-10-29). "Bringing Creepypasta to the Big Screen – The New Wave of Horror". Game Rant. Retrieved 2020-10-29.

• ^ Fillari, Alessandro (2020-10-31). "Halloween 2020: The 9 Strangest Gaming Urban Legends". GameSpot. Retrieved 2020-10-31. External links [ edit ] • Jadusable's channel on YouTube • youshouldnthavedonethat.net • Methods of Revolution • Eternity Project • The Jadusable Wiki on https://withinhubris.com/ • The babysitter and the man upstairs • Baby Train • Black-eyed children • Bloody Mary • Blue star tattoo legend • The Bunny Man • Choking Doberman • Chimera House • Cow tipping • The Hook • Killer in the backseat • The Licked Hand • Poisoned candy myths • Polybius • Sewer alligators • Slender Man • Vanishing hitchhiker Asia Add links • This page was last edited on 7 May 2022, at 16:25 (UTC).

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Everyday was the same thing, go to school and get beat up, come home and play ben drowned more Majora's Mask. From how devoted he was to the game, his parents joked he was married to it. One day, he decided to stand up to the bullies and went to the principle. After the bullies left the office, they dragged Ben to the pool once school ended. Winter break now beginning. After more ben drowned and beatings they eventually tossed him in, despite his protests of not knowing how to swim.

With a splash, he landed in the deep end of the pool and started struggling to stay afloat. The bullies just laughed as he slowly went under and appeared on the top. After Ben went under the third time, he did not come back up. The bullies had planned on getting him out if he got up the third time, but they started getting worried and looked for any sign of him.

Once they figured out what they did, they ran away. Ben drowned. His spirit, now with the look of Link from the series he loved so much, rose out of the water and shook his head. It was at that point he went to his room, and looked at his game. He was going to get back at the bullies and he had the perfect plan of doing it, he was going to haunt his game cartridge knowing his dad would sell it due to ben drowned problems.

Fate also has a way of granting one's final wish. It was on Monday, a few weeks after the murder, that Ben's body was found in the pool. That was also the day the bullies decided to get together to play a new game Chuck bought in a flea market Ben's dad took part in. It was on Tuesday that Chuck was found hanging from a belt in his closet. On Wednesday, the body of Theodore was bound with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Thursday was the day Chris was found with a fatal slice across his neck.

On Friday, Brandon died of overdose on pills of various kind. On Saturday, Ben concluded his vengeance complete. On Sunday, Ben continued to haunt the game. On the television in Chuck's room Tuesday, was the data select screen of Majora's Mask.

Both slots were filled, each with a different title. Anyone who read the titles instantly knew it involved Ben. Because the titles said: Ben Drowned.
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You take a deep breath, sigh out the weight of the day’s pressures and collapse onto a bean bag, lifting the controller, to load up a game and enjoy some much needed escapism. This time however, ben drowned might not be so easy. This time, you have loaded up an old retro game that you bought from a garage sale, a lesser known offshoot from a well known game ben drowned that you’ve always had a soft spot for. Unfortunately though, you are ben drowned not the only person who had affection for this game or even the only one exploring the game’s pixelated reality, because, on the game’s leader board another name, the name of the game’s previous owner, flashes brilliantly.

This previous owner has left his mark on the game, but has not necessarily left… As you continue with the gameplay, glitches begin to appear, operations and scenarios that shouldn’t be possible begin to unfold and increasingly you get the feeling that although it is your hands on the controller, it is you who is being controlled.

Suddenly the screen changes, an oddly discordant tune, warped by the slow drag of playing backwards rings out from the speakers and a face, at once familiar and somehow changed appears on the screen. As long, ben drowned streaks of fresh blood drip from the eyesockets the face, staring forever outwards seems to see without seeing, staring at you, through you, into you.

It is at this point that you begin to realise “You shouldn’t have done that.” Ben drowned of Contents • Overview and Synopsis at a Glance • Appearance and Origins • Ben Drowned Creepypasta • Ben Drowned Part 1 – Day 4 • Ben Drowned Part 2 – Ben • Ben Drowned Part 3 – Drowned • Ben Drowned Part 4 – Jadusable • Ben Drowned Part 5 – The Truth • Madness in The Method • Twisted History • Now I am Everywhere • Less explored influences Overview and Synopsis at a Glance As genuinely unnerving as it was groundbreaking the creepypasta story of BEN drowned has been widely praised for not only establishing some of the central tropes used by later creepypasta narratives but also for ben drowned use of multimodal storytelling, employing various formats, episodic unfolding and audience interaction with the central elements to construct its universe and mythos.

Though it employs a number of older and more well established horror tropes, the way in which these threads were woven together has led to BEN drowned and its creator ‘Jadusable’ being credited with elevating the genre as a whole. Unlike some creepypastas that evolved from a single self contained story posted on a message board, BEN drowned grew out of several posts initially presented as cries for help and expressly identified as ‘not copypasta’ with the poster insisting that they ‘need your help with this’.

It was this initial presentation as truth and the fact that the story eventually grew onto other modes of storytelling that made it so unique and so unsettling. Appearance and Origins There are a number of images commonly associated with the BEN Drowned creepypasta. The most well known and widely recognised being a modified image of ‘Link’ from Nintendo’s seminal ‘Legend ben drowned Zelda’ series, modified to ben drowned eyes that are variously, wild, dark rimmed or entirely blacked out, but seem in every case to be pouring blood.

Though it is the vision mostly closely linked to BEN Drowned story, it ben drowned interesting to note that this image did not appear, nor was it referred to in the original story. True to its creepypasta origins the story ben drowned Ben Drowned was eventually adopted, altered and modified by those who shared it, until this new and more popular avatar for the character evolved, independent of both Nintendo (the original Link character’s designers) or the Creepypasta’s original author Jadusable (Alex Hall).

The character’s original avatar which was notably less gory, and yet somehow just as unnerving, had been simply an image of the statue of Link that, unblinking and stoic, followed Jadusable around the game, just on the edge of sight.

One possible explanation for the origin of the ‘bleeding eye BEN’ image is the long established stories of statues (particularly those of the Virgin Mary) weeping blood. The suggestion being that the first image of the weeping BEN was intended to depict the statue image that was BEN’s original avatar crying blood in a similar manner, rather than simply the link character or an embodiment of BEN himself.

Ben Drowned Creepypasta Ben Drowned Part 1 – Day 4 Okay, /x/, I need your help with this. This is not copypasta, this is a long read, but I feel like my safety or well-being could very well depend on this. This is video game related, specifically Majora’s Mask, and this is the creepiest shit that has ever happened to me in my entire life. Having said that, I recently moved into my dorm room starting as a Sophomore in college and a friend of mine gave me his old Nintendo 64 to play.

I was stoked, to say the least, I could finally play all of those old games of my youth that I hadn’t ben drowned in at least a decade.

His Nintendo 64 came with one yellow controller and a rather shoddy ben drowned of Super Smash Brothers, and ben drowned beggars can’t be choosers, needless to say it didn’t take long until I became bored of beating up LVL 9 CPUs. That weekend I decided to drive around a few neighborhoods about twenty minutes or so off campus, hitting up the local garage sales, hoping to score on some good deals from ignorant parents). I ended up picking up a copy of Pokemon Stadium, Goldeneye (fuck yeah), F-Zero, and two other controllers for two dollars.

Satisfied, I began to drive out of the neighborhood when one last house caught my attention. I still have no idea why it did, there were no cars there and only one table was set up with random junk on it, but something sort of drew me there. I usually trust my gut on these things so I got out of the car and I was greeted by an old man. His outward appearance was, for lack of a better word, displeasing.

It was odd, if you asked me to tell you why I thought he was displeasing, I couldn’t really pinpoint anything – there was just something about him that put me on edge, I can’t explain it.

All I can tell you is that if it wasn’t in the middle of the afternoon and there were other people within shouting distance, I would not have even thought of approaching this man.

He flashed a crooked smiled at me and asked what I was looking for, and immediately I noticed that he must be blind in one of his eyes; his right eye had that “glazed over” look about it. I forced myself to look to his left eye instead, trying not to offend, and asked him if he had any old video games. Ben drowned was already wondering how I could politely excuse myself from the situation when he would tell me he had no idea what a video game was, but to my surprise he said he had a few ones in an old box.

He assured me he’d be back in a “jiffy” and turned to head back into the garage. As I watched him hobble away, I couldn’t help but notice what he was selling on his table. Littered across his table were rather… peculiar paintings; various artworks that looked like ink blots that a ben drowned might show you.

Curious, I looked through them – it was obvious why no one was visiting this guy’s garage sale, these weren’t exactly aesthetically pleasing. As I came to the last one, for some reason it looked almost like Majora’s Mask – the same heart-shaped body with little spikes protruding outward.

Initially I just thought that since I was secretly hoping to find that game at these garage sales, some Freudian bullshit was projecting itself into the ink blots, but given the events that happened afterward I’m not so sure now.

I should have asked the man about it. I wish I would have asked the man about it. After staring at the Majora-shaped blot, I looked up and the old man was suddenly there again, ben drowned in front ben drowned me, smiling at me.

I’ll admit I jumped out of reflex and I laughed nervously as he handed me a Nintendo 64 cartridge. It was the standard grey color, except that someone had written Majora on it in black permanent marker. I got butterflies in my stomach as I realized what a coincidence this was and asked him how much he wanted for it. The old man smiled ben drowned me and told me that I could have it for free, that it used to belong to a kid who was about my age that didn’t live here anymore.

There was something weird about how the man phrased that, but I didn’t really pay any attention to then, I was too caught up in not only finding this game but getting it for free. I reminded myself to be a bit skeptical since this looked like a pretty shady cartridge and there’s no guarantee it would ben drowned, but then the optimist inside me ben drowned that maybe it was some kind of beta version or pirated version of the game and that was all I needed to be back on cloud nine.

I thanked the man and the man smiled at me and wished me well, saying “Goodbye then!” – at least that’s what it sounded like to me. All the way in the car-ride home, I had a nagging doubt that the man had said something else. My fears were confirmed when I booted up the game (to my surprise it worked just fine) and there was one save file named simply “BEN”. “Goodbye Ben”, he was saying “Goodbye Ben”. I felt bad for the man, obviously a grandparent and obviously going senile, and I – for some reason or another – reminded him of his grandson “Ben”.

Out of curiosity I looked at the save file. Eyeballing ben drowned, I could tell that he was pretty far in the game – he had almost ben drowned of the masks and 3/4 remains of the bosses.

I noticed that he had used an owl statue to save his game, he was on Day 3 and by the Stone Tower Temple with hardly an hour left before the moon would crash.

I remember thinking that it was a shame that he had come so close to beating the game but he never finished it. I made a new file named “Link” out of tradition and started the game, ready to relive my childhood.

For such a shady looking game cartridge, I was impressed at how smoothly it ran – literally just like a ben drowned copy of the game save for a few minor hiccups here and there (like textures being where they shouldn’t be, random flashes of cutscenes at odd intervals, but nothing too bad).

However the only thing that was a little unnerving was that at times the NPCs would call me “Link” and at other times they would call me ben drowned. I figured it was just a bug – a fluke in the programming causing our files to get mixed up or something.

It did kind of creep me out though after a while, and it was around after I had beaten the Woodfall Temple that I regrettably went into the save files and deleted “BEN” (I had intended to preserve the file just out of respect of the game’s original owner, it’s not like I needed two files anyway), hoping that that would solve the problem.

It did and it didn’t, now NPCs wouldn’t call me anything, where my name should be in the dialogue there was just a blank space (my save file name was still called “Link”, though). Frustrated, and with homework to do, I put the game down for a day.

I started playing the game again last night, getting the Lens of Truth and working my way towards completing the Snowhead Temple. Now, some of you more hardcore Majora’s Mask players know about the “4th Day” glitch – for those who don’t you can Google it but the gist of it is that right as the clock is about to hit 00:00:00 on the final day, you talk to the astronomer and look through the telescope.

If you time it right the countdown disappears and you essentially have another day to finish whatever you were doing. Deciding to do the glitch to try and finish the Snowhead Temple, I happened to get it right on the first try and the time counter at the bottom disappeared. However, when I pressed B to exit the telescope, instead of being ben drowned by the astronomer I found myself in the Majora boss fight room at the end of the game (the trippy boxed in arena) staring at Skull Kid hovering above me.

There was no sound, just him floating in the air above me, and the background music which was regular for the area (but still creepy). Immediately my palms began to sweat – this was definitely not normal. Skull Kid NEVER appeared here. I tried moving around the area, and no matter where I went, Skull Kid would always be facing me, looking at me, not saying anything.

Nothing would happen though, and this kept up for around sixty seconds. I thought ben drowned game had bugged or something – but I was beginning to doubt that very much. I was about to reach for the reset button when text appeared on my screen: “You’re not sure why, but you apparently had a reservation…” I instantly recognized that text – you get that message when you get the Room Key from Anju at the Stock Pot Inn, but why was it playing here?

I refused to entertain the notion that it was almost as if the game was trying to communicate with me. I started navigate the room again, testing to see if that was some sort of trigger that enabled me to interact with something here, then I realized how stupid I was – to even think that someone could reprogram the game like this was absurd.

Sure enough, fifteen seconds later another message appeared on the screen, and again like the first one it was already a pre-existing phrase “Go to the lair of the temple’s boss?

Yes/No”. I paused for a second, contemplating what I should press and how the game would react, when I realized that I couldn’t select no.

ben drowned

Taking a deep breath, I pressed Yes and the screen faded to white, with the words “Dawn of a New Day” with the subtext “--------” beneath it. Where I was ported to filled me with the most intense sense of dread and impending fear I had ever experienced The only way I can describe the way I felt here is having this feeling of inexplicable depression on a profound scale.

I am normally not a depressed person, but the way I felt here was a feeling that I didn’t even knew existed – it was such a twisted, powerful presence that seemed to wash over me. I appeared in some kind of weird twilight-zone version of Clock Town. I walked out of the Clock Tower (as you normally do when you start from Day 1) only to find that all of the inhabitants were gone.

Usually with the 4th Day glitch you can still find the guards and the dog that runs around outside the tower – this time they were all gone. What replaced them was the ominous feeling that there was something out there, in the same area as me and that it was watching me. I had four hearts to my name and the Hero’s Bow, but at this point I wasn’t even considered for my avatar, I felt that I personally was in some kind of danger.

Perhaps the most chilling thing was the music – it was the Song of Healing, ripped straight from the game itself, but played in reverse. The music would get louder, building up so as if you should expect ben drowned to pop out at you, but nothing ever did, and the constant loop began to wear on my mental state.

Every now and then I would hear the faint laugh of the Happy Mask Salesman ben drowned the background, just quiet enough so that I wasn’t sure if I just hearing things but just loud enough to keep me determined to find ben drowned. I looked in all four zones of Clock Town, only to find nothing…. No one. Ben drowned were missing, West Clock Town had me walking on air, the entire area felt… broken. Hopelessly broken. As the reverse Song of Healing repeated for what must have been the 50th time, I just remember standing in the middle of South Clock Town realizing that I had never felt so alone in a video game before.

As I walked through the ghost town, I don’t know whether it was the combination of the out of place textures and the atmosphere and the haunting melody of the once peaceful and soothing song being butchered and distorted, but I was literally on the verge of tears and I had no idea why. I hardly ever cry, something had gripped me here and this powerful sense of depression that was both foreign and crippling. I tried leaving Clock Town, but every time I attempted to zone out, the screen would fade to black and I would just zone in to another part of Clock Town.

I tried playing my Ocarina, I wanted to escape, and I did NOT want to be here, but every time I played the Song of Time or Song ben drowned Soaring it would only say “Your notes echo far, but nothing happens”.

By this point, it was obvious the game didn’t want me to leave, but I had no idea why it was keeping me here. I didn’t want to go inside the buildings, I felt that I would be too vulnerable there to whatever I was terrified of. I don’t know why, but I came up with the idea that maybe if I drowned myself at the Laundry Pool I could spawn somewhere else and leave this place.

As I zoned in and ran towards the pool, that’s when it happened. Link grabbed his head, and the screen flashed for a brief moment of the Happy Mask Salesman smiling at me – not Link – me with Skull Kid’s scream playing in the background and when the screen returned I was staring at the Link Statue from playing the song Elegy of Emptiness. I screamed as the thing just stared back at me with that haunting facial expression.

I turned around and ran out and back into South Clock Town, and to my horror the fucking statue ben drowned me in the only way I can compare this is like the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who. Every so often, at random intervals, the animation would play of the statue appearing behind me.

It was like the thing was chasing me, or – I don’t even want to fucking say it – haunting me. By this point, I was on the verge of hysterics, but not even once did the thought of turning off the console occur to me, I don’t know why, I was so wrapped up in it – the terror felt all so real.

I tried to shake the statue, but it would literally appear right behind me every single time. Link started to begin to make weird animations I had never even seen him do before, he would flail his arms around or spasm randomly and the screen would cut to the Happy Mask Salesman smiling again for a brief moment before I was face to face with that fucking statue again. I ended up running into the Swordmaster’s Dojo and ran to the back, I don’t know why, but in my panic I just wanted some kind of assurance that I’m not alone here.

To my dismay I found no one, but as I turned to leave the statue cornered me in the cubby in the back. I tried attacking the statue with my sword but to no avail.

Confused, and backed into a corner, I just stared at the statue waiting for it to kill me. Suddenly, the screen flashed again to the Happy Mask Salesman and Link turned to face my screen, standing upright mirroring the statue, looking at me along with his copy.

Literally staring at me. Whatever was left of the 4th wall ben drowned completely shattered while I ran out of the dojo terrified. Suddenly the game warped me to an underground tunnel and the reverse Song of Healing queued up again as I was given a brief moment of rest before the statue started ben drowned behind me again… this time aggressively – I could only take ben drowned few steps before it would ben drowned behind me again.

I hurriedly made my way out of the tunnel and appeared in Southern Clock Town. As I ran aimlessly – in a sheer panic – suddenly a redead screamed and the ben drowned faded to black as “Dawn of a New Day” and “---------” appeared again. The screen faded in and I was standing on top of Clock Tower with Skull Kid hovering over me again, silent. I looked up and the moon was back, looming just meters above my head, but the Skull Kid just stared at me hauntingly with that fucking mask.

A new song was playing – the Stone Tower Temple theme played in reverse. In some sort of desperate attempt, I equipped my bow and fired off a shot at the Skull Kid – and it actually hit him and he played an animation of him reeling back.

I fired again and on the third arrow, a text box appeared saying “That won’t do you any good. Hee, hee.” and I was picked up off the ground, levitated upwards on my back, and then Ben drowned screamed as he burst into flames, instantly killing him. I jumped when this happened – I had never seen this move used by ANYONE in the game and Skull Kid himself didn’t HAVE any moves.

As the death screen played, my lifeless body still burning, the Skull Kid laughed and the screen faded to black, only to have ben drowned reappear in the same place.

I decided to charge him, but the same thing happened, Link’s body was lifted off the ground by some unknown force and he immediately burst into flames again killing him. This time during the death screen the faint sounds of the reverse Song of Healing could be heard. On my third (and final try), I noticed that there was no music playing this time, that all there was was eerie silence.

I remembered that in the original encounter with the Skull Kid you were supposed to use the Ocarina to either travel back in time or summon the giants. I attempted to play the Song of Time but before I could hit the last note Links body once again horrifically exploded into flames and he died.

As the death screen neared its end, it began to chug, as if the cartridge was trying to process a lot of something…. When the screen came to, it was the same scene as the first three times, except this time Link was lying on the ground dead in a position I had never seen in the game before, his head tilted towards the camera, with the Skull Kid floating above him.

I couldn’t move, I couldn’t press any buttons, all I could do is just stare at Link’s dead body. After around thirty seconds of this, the game simply fades out with the message “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” before kicking you out to the title screen. Upon getting back to the title screen and starting again, I noticed my save file was no longer there. Instead of “Link”, it was replaced with “YOUR TURN”.

“YOUR TURN” had 3 hearts, 0 masks, and no items. I selected “YOUR TURN” and immediately when I did I was returned to the Clock Tower Rooftop scene of my Link dead and the Skull Kid hovering over, with the Skull Kid’s laughing looping again and again. I quickly hit the reset button and when the game booted up again there was one more save file added, below “YOUR TURN”, entitled “BEN”.

“BEN”‘s save file is right back where it was before I deleted it, at the Stone Tower Temple with the moon almost crashing. I turned the game off at that point, I’m not superstitious but this is WAY too fucked up even for me. I haven’t played it at all today, hell, I didn’t even get any sleep last night, I kept hearing the reverse Song of Healing ben drowned in my head and just remembering the sense of dread I felt exploring Clock Town.

I drove back to the old man’s house today to ask him some questions with a buddy of mine (no way I was going there alone), only to find that there’s a For Sale sign in the front yard and when I rang the door no one was home.

So now I’m back here writing down the rest of my thoughts and recording what happened, sorry if some of this has grammatical errors and whatnot, I’m running on no sleep here. I’m terrified of this game, even more so now that I relived it a second time writing this all down, but I feel like there’s still more to it than meets the eye, and that there’s something calling to me to investigate this further.

I think “BEN” is something in this equation, but I don’t know what, and if I could get a hold of the old man then I would be able to find some answers. I need another day or so to recuperate before tackling this game again, its already taken a toll on my sanity I feel like, but next time I do this I’m going to be recording my footage all the way through.

The idea to record only came to me towards the end, so you see the last few minutes of what I saw (including Skull Kid and the Elegy statue), but it’s on YouTube here.

I’m going to stay in this thread for a little while longer before I fall asleep ben drowned answer any questions you guys might have or hopefully listen to your ideas or theories to help me shed some light into this or maybe things I should try to do, I think I’m going to play BEN’s file tomorrow to see what happens, maybe I was supposed to do that all along.

I don’t believe in paranormal shit, but this is a little fucked up, but maybe this BEN guy is just a really good hacker/programmer, I don’t want to think about the alternatives if he isn’t. That’s the end of the copy/paste, I’m hoping that maybe this is some kind of running gag the developers had and that other people have gotten “gag” or “hacked” copies of the game like this.

This just really scares me. Ben Drowned Part 2 – Ben I’m going to post what happened and link the video footage, but last night everything got too real for me.

I think I’m done messing around with this. I passed out pretty ben drowned immediately after making that thread. But last night, that Elegy of Emptiness statue, I had a dream about it. I dreamed that it was following me in my dream, that I would be minding my own business when I’d feel my neck hairs stand up on end. I would turn around that thing… that horrible, lifeless statue would be staring with those empty eyes right at me, merely inches away. In my dream I remember calling it Ben, and never before had I had a dream that I could remember so vividly.

But the important thing is I did get some sleep, I suppose. Today, putting off playing the game as long as I could, I drove back up to that neighborhood to see if the old man came back.

As I expected, the car was still gone and no one was home. As I was walking back to my car, the man next door mowing the grass killed the power to his lawnmower and asked me if I was looking for someone.

I told him that I was looking to talk to the old man that lived here, to which he told me what I already knew – he was moving. Trying a different avenue, I asked if the old man had any family or relatives I could talk to. I discovered that this old man had never been married, nor did he have any children or grandchildren through adoption. Starting to become worried, I asked one final question, one that I should have asked from the beginning – who was Ben?

The man’s expression turned grim and I learned that four ben drowned down around eight years ago on April 23 – the man informed me that it was the same day as his ben drowned, that’s how he knew the specific date – there was an accident with a young boy named Ben in the neighborhood. Shortly after his parents moved, and despite any further attempts to talk to the man to get more information, he wouldn’t divulge anything else.

I went back and started playing again, I loaded up the game and immediately I jumped at the title screen where the mask flies by – the sound that played was not the normal “whoosh” sound, it was something much more higher pitched. I pressed start, bracing for the worst, but just like two nights ago, the files “Your Turn” and “BEN” were displayed (truth be told I looked at the BEN file earlier, it seems to fluctuate between displaying the Owl Save and not).

I brought up the BEN file, hesitated for a moment noticing that the stats were not the same as they original were two days ago, it seemed like he had already completed the Stone Tower Temple this time… Summoning my courage I selected it. Immediately I was thrust into complete chaos. Sure enough, I was outside Stone Tower Temple, but that’s about all that was expected.

The zone itself wasn’t called Stone Tower Temple, but rather “St o n e”, and immediately a dialogue box of complete gibberish that I couldn’t make out greeted me. Link’s body was distorted – his back was cocked violently to the side where his posture was permanently disfigured. Link’s expression was dull, almost monotonous, he had an expression on his face that I didn’t recognize before, it was a blank look – as if he was dead. As Link stood there his body spasmed irregularly back and forth I examined what had become of my avatar and noticed I had a C button item I had never seen before, some kind of note, but pressing it did nothing.

Sounds played back and forth that I didn’t recognize from the game – almost demonic in nature, and there was some kind of high-pitched yip or some kind of laugh or something playing in the background. I had all of two minutes to take in the environment before another one of those fucking Elegy of Emptiness statues was summoned and immediately after I was cut into the “Dawn of a New Day” screen, except this time it was without the “------” subtext. Ben drowned was a Deku Scrub in Ben drowned Town – this scene would normally play after the first time you traveled back in time.

Tatl would say “Wh-What just happened? It’s as if everything has…” but instead of saying “Started over”, she finished her remark in broken text as the laugh of the Happy Mask Salesman played in the background. I was put back in control of my character, but from a fucked up camera angle – I was looking from behind the door to the Clock Tower, watching my ben drowned run ben drowned as a Deku Scrub.

Seeing as how I really had no place to go because I couldn’t see anything, I begrudgingly went inside the door. There, I was greeted by the Happy Mask Salesman who simply told me “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” before the screen whited out. I was in Termina field as a human again.

I might as well not have been playing the same game anymore – I was being warped around and there was no sign of a day clock or anything. I took a moment to get my bearings as I looked around the field and immediately I could tell that this was not normal. There were no enemies and a twisted version of the Happy Mask Salesman’s theme was playing. I decided to run towards Woodfall before I noticed a gathering of three figures off to the side – one of them being Epona.

As I approached them, to my horror I saw the Happy Mask Salesman, the Skull Kid, and the Elegy of Emptiness statue just standing there. I figured maybe they were bugged out, but by now I told myself that I should know better. Ben drowned, I approached them carefully and found that the Skull Kid was playing some kind of idle animation on loop, same with Epona, and the Elegy of Emptiness statue was ben drowned what it has ben drowned doing all along – just standing there eerily.

It was the Happy Mask Salesman that scared me more profoundly than the other two. He too was idle, wearing that shit-eating grin, but where-ever I moved, his head slowly turned and followed me. I had not engaged in any dialogue with him nor was I in combat with him, yet his head still continued to follow my movements.

Reminded of my first encounter with the Skull Kid on top of Clock Tower, I pulled out my Ocarina (to which the game played the ding sound when you’re supposed to play your Ocarina) and tried a song I hadn’t played yet – the Happy Mask Salesman’s own song and the song that had been playing on loop back in Day 4 – the Song of Healing.

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I finished playing the song and as I did, a ear-piercing shriek blasted on my TV, the sky immediately started flashing, the Happy Mask Salesman’s twisted theme song sped up, intensifying the fear inside me, and Link exploded into flames and died.

The three figures stayed lit up during my death screen as they watched my lifeless body burn. I can’t describe to you how sudden and terrifying the transition from eerie to terror it is, you’re going to have to watch the video if you want to see first-hand. That same fear that caused me to lose sleep two days ago started to grip me again as I was met with the text “You’ve met with a horrible fate, haven’t you?” for the third time. There has to be some kind of meaning behind that.

I had little time to ponder as I was immediately given another small cut-scene of transforming into a Zora and now I found myself in Great Temple Bay.

Hesitant but curious to see what the game had in store for me, I slowly made my way towards the beach, where I found Epona. I wondered why the game had decided to put her here, was the game implying she was trying to get a drink? Unable to take the mask off, I decided that riding the steed wasn’t the reason she was placed there.

Suddenly I realized that Epona kept neighing and the way she was angled made it look like she was trying to signal a point to me off in the distance. It was a hunch, but I dove into Great Bay and started swimming. Sure enough – I almost missed it – I found something at the bottom of the ocean; one last Elegy of Emptiness statue. I went down to examine it and suddenly my Zora started doing a choking animation I had never seen a Zora do before – which didn’t even make ben drowned because Zora’s can breath underwater.

Regardless, my ben drowned choked to death and died, and again the statue was the only thing that was highlighted in my death.

I didn’t re-spawn this time, I was booted back to the main menu as if I restarted the console. The “press start” screen was before me, I knew the only reason why it would put me here is because the save files had changed again. Taking a deep breath, I pressed start, and I was right. The new save files told me about Ben. Now it made sense why the statue appeared when I tried to go to the Laundry Pool – the game must have anticipated how I would have tried to escape the Day 4 Clock Town.

The two save files told me his fate. As I suspected, Ben was dead. He had drowned. The game obviously isn’t through with me – it taunts me with the new save files – it wants me to keep playing, it wants me to go further, but I’m done with this shit.

I’m not touching any more of the files. This is already way too horrifying for me and I don’t even believe in the paranormal, but I’m running out of explanations. Why would someone send me this message? I don’t understand it, I just get too depressed thinking about ben drowned, the footage is up here for those who want to see it and try and analyze it (maybe there’s some kind of coded message in the gibberish or something symbolic in what I went through – I’m too emotionally and mentally drained to fuck with it anymore).

Ben Drowned Part 3 – Drowned I know its early in the morning, I’ve stayed up all night, I ben drowned sleep, I don’t care if people see this, that’s not the point, I just want the word to get spread so I don’t suffer for nothing. I’ve lost the will to type about this, the less I dwell on this the better, I think the video just speaks for itself. I did what you guys told me to do, I played the Elegy of Emptiness song at the first prompt by the game I was given, but I think that’s what the game or Ben (Jesus Christ, I can’t believe I’m even humoring the absurd idea that he exists in the game) wanted me to do.

He’s following me now, not ben drowned in the game, he’s in my dreams. I see him all the time, behind my back, just watching me. I haven’t gone to any of my classes, I’ve stayed in my dorm room with the windows closed and the blinds shut – that way I know he can’t watch me. But he still gets me when I play, when I play he can still see me. The game is scaring me now. It talked to me for the first time – not just using text that’s already in the game – it spoke to me.

Talked to me. It referenced Ben. It talked to me. I don’t know what it means. I don’t know what it wants. I never wanted this, I just want my old life back. Stuff like this doesn’t happen to people like me, I’m just a kid, not even old enough to drink yet. It’s not fair, I want to go home, I want to see my parents again, I’m so far away from home here at this school, I just want to hug my mom again.

I just want to forget that statue’s horrible blank face. My original game file is back – just the way I left it before it was gone. I don’t want to play anymore. I feel like something bad will happen if I don’t, but that’s impossible, it’s a video game – haunted or not it can’t hurt me, right? Like seriously though, it can’t, right? That’s what I keep telling myself, but every time I think about it I’m not so sure. Ben Drowned Part 4 – Jadusable Let me just clear things up – I know you guys are worried but “jadusable” is okay.

He finished moving out today and he said he’s going back home, he’s just taking this semester off. I’m not really sure what’s happened; I have a vague idea but you guys probably know more than I do. I’m “jadusable’s” roommate and obviously I knew something was wrong with him for a few days now. He stayed ben drowned his room all the time, fell out of contact with literally all of his friends, and I’m pretty sure he hadn’t been eating hardly anything, after the second day I couldn’t stay in there anymore, so I’ve been crashing at a buddy’s place, only coming in to my room to get stuff that I need.

I tried talking to him several ben drowned but he would cut me off or keep the conversation brief when I asked him about his strange behavior, it like he was convinced something was hunting him. Yesterday I ben drowned to grab my philosophy book and he approached me, looking awful, like horrible bags under his eyes.

He handed me a flash drive and gave me specific instructions. He told me that he needs me to do one last favor for him – he finally explained to me what has been going on, gave me the account info to his YouTube account, and told me that he’s getting away from here, that it lured him to play it again instead of trying to change things and that he ben drowned of done that, and to upload the footage and inform people what happened.

I told him that he could do it himself and he got this wild look in his eye and told me that he is never looking at that game again, and that’s the last thing he said to me, he never even said bye when his parents came to pick him up.

I never even got to meet his parents. I honestly cant tell you what happened, when he spoke it was kind of hard to understand him and his fucked up appearance really distracted me. On the flash drive there was the footage of the game last night, a text document with ben drowned name and password for YouTube, and a third document called TheTruth.txt containing ben drowned he told me were “his notes” that he’d taken. He told me that this meant everything to him that I follow his instructions exactly, normally I wouldn’t be so ‘to-the-letter’ for request over a fucking video game, but the way he spoke and the way he looked made me know this was really serious, and I’m going to honor that.

I’ve had ben drowned video since yesterday, but had to have someone help me use pinnacle, that’s not really my forte. That after watching it I had to go back through and look at his other videos on his YouTube account to realize what was going on and even ben drowned I’m really really confused.

The video I’m releasing tonight, TheTruth.txt will be released on September 15 just like he requested. I haven’t dared peek at it yet, so the first time I see it will be the first time you see it out of respect to my friend. To answer your questions, no, I haven’t tried calling him yet, I think I’ll give him a call tomorrow to see if hes okay or not. He should have gotten back home by now. About the video: in this video I cut straight to when he loaded the “BEN” file in the game, looking back I realized that jadusable left the save select screen in because it said different names sometimes, so my bad for that, but all it said this time was the same at the end of his last video (Link and BEN), nothing different.

I wasn’t there when he played it, but it looks to me like in the beginning when he first spawns he’s testing out his equipment or seeing what items he has or something, because apparently they’ve changed randomly before. Then, after that I just think the game got too personal for him. Ben Drowned Part 5 – The Truth Hey, guys. “Jadusable” here. This will be the last time you ben drowned be hearing from me, and this is my final gift to you – these are the notes that I have taken and the realizations I’ve made.

Before I delve into this, I want to thank you for following me and thank you for listening, it feels like the weight of a powerful burden is about to be lifted. By the time you read this I won’t be around anymore, but after spending four days with this maddening game, I have begun to understand what’s really at play here and hopefully after reading this we can ensure that this never happens again. There are things that I could not share with you while this was going on due to the circumstances to which I’ll explain.

With Ben blocking any attempt I made to try and relay the truth to you, I tried, ever so subtly, to warn you guys in various ways. Amidst the chaos and my delirium, I devised a make a barely noticeable pattern in my videos. In all five videos I recorded ben drowned the four days, I have either had the Mask of Truth, interacted with a Gossip Stone, or the Lens of Truth equipped at some point.

For you Zelda enthusiasts these are all symbols of honesty and trustworthiness and I would hope that one of you may have picked up on the reference. As I played the file which I would name “BEN”, being mindful of how Ben was watching over my every move in the game, I made a point to avoid doing anything too obvious, but I sent out a hidden message to you ben drowned – I never equipped the Lens nor the Mask nor visited a stone.

It worked, and the video was uploaded. I prayed that someone would notice the pattern didn’t apply to BEN. The tags followed suit too, I hope you guys paid attention to those as well. They were my little messages to you – nothing big enough that would catch Ben’s attention or make him suspect anything – with Ben manipulating and changing my files, I honestly hope that what you guys saw was close to what actually happened, but there is no way for me to know.

This may be a long read, I don’t have time to proof-read or make all of my research pretty. But here it all is. — September 6, 2010 11:00pm – Can’t believe what happened, not sure if this is some kind of elaborate hoax, despite the fear I can’t help but be exceptionally curious about this. Who or what is the statue? Lot of questions here. I’m starting this document as a “diary” so I can keep track of everything. I’m typing up a summary of what happened so I can come back to it later.

September 7, 2010 2:10am – (Summary was posted here, you can go back and look at my first post for day four.wmv for that) 4:23am – I can’t sleep.

I’ve been trying so hard but the harder I try I just get more restless. I just feel like that statue is appearing whenever I close my eyes. 8:20am – Didn’t sleep at all, just going to start my day. I don’t think I have the energy to go to class today, I’m going to drive back down to talk to that old man, taking my buddy Tyler with me just in case.

1:18pm – Back home now. No sign of the old man, really weird that he appears to be moving the next day, but maybe the For Sale sign was up there yesterday and I just didn’t notice it. Tyler wants to know what’s gotten me all worked up, I didn’t tell him. Going to eat, feel like death. 3:46pm – Could’ve sworn driving back from Subway that I saw the Elegy statue buried in some shrubbery staring at me go by.

Now I definitely, definitely need sleep. 5:00pm – Don’t think a lot of people would believe me if I told them about what’s happening, think I’m going to try posting this on the internet.

Think I’ll just use the summary, these notes are ben drowned sporadic. 6:00pm – Connected my capture card to my computer to upload the footage. Thought my computer froze for a second, made this strange popping sound when I hooked everything up, but now it seems to be working fine again. My computer can’t ben drowned on me now. 7:00pm – Footage is finished uploading. The quality’s a lot better than I thought it would be, gee, guess this is a really special cartridge, I’ve never had it come through this clear before.

8:45pm – Thought I saw an icon pop up on my desktop that looked like the statue’s face for a split second, gave me quite a scare. Getting really unnerved and delirious, I’m going to crash after this. 9:00pm – Begin uploading my YouTube video on an alternate ben drowned. 9:03pm – I don’t remember having uploaded a Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines video last year. This was probably the account that I shared with a friend of mine last summer, I hope he doesn’t mind me using it to upload this.

9:55pm – Posting my summary of Day Four with a link to the YouTube video. Going to try to stay awake but I am sooooo tired right now. September 8, 2010 10:48am – I had a dream about the statue. I dreamed that it was following me in ben drowned dream, that I would be minding my own business when I’d feel my neck hairs stand up on end.

I would turn around that thing… that horrible, lifeless statue would be staring with those empty eyes right at me, merely inches away. In my dream I remember calling it Ben, power of suggestion most likely, and never before had I had a dream that I could remember so vividly. 11:21am – I really don’t want to play this game again. I think I’m going to go back to see if that old man’s there instead. 1:35pm – No old man, ben drowned I had an interesting conversation with his neighbor. I’ll post the full thing with my summary of tonight’s attempt at playing the game, going to wait for a bit though and see if I can’t dig up any information on this Ben guy.

2:45pm – I’ve been getting random, inexplicable headaches due to the lack of sleep and keep hearing that song in my head. Also its flu season, so I need to be careful not to get sick, my immune system is going to be shit right now because of that all-nighter.

3:00pm – 3:02pm – My computer just… on its own… opened up a text document and ben drowned the words “Hi” and “www.cleverbot.com” by itself. What… the… fuck… 3:46pm – I went to the website, its one of those “bot chatting” programs. I think its best if I just let the conversation speak for itself: 9/8/10 Conversation User: Hello?

Cleverbot: Hello. User: Who is this and how are you able to control my computer? Cleverbot: Who am I? User: Right, forgot. You’re a bot. Cleverbot: Do you really think that? User: Listen, I know whoever’s fucking with my computer can see my screen right now. Cleverbot: Yes. User: Yeah, and I’ll wager that youre one of those IT kids who thinks he’s tough shit. You know what you’re doing right now is illegal, right/? Cleverbot: Is it? User: No shit. Are you familiar with hte ben drowned “invasion of privacy?”.

Get the fuck off my computer, kid Cleverbot: I am your computer. User: Cool story. Anyway, I’m calling DPS, you picked a bad time to fuck with me kid.

Cleverbot: Should I wait until you play the game then? User: …What? Cleverbot: That game. User: Majora’s Mask? Cleverbot: Yes. User: How did you know about that? Cleverbot: Because. User: because what? Cleverbot: I did it. User: Did what? Cleverbot: I played with you. User: What the fuck/ Cleverbot: Were you scared? User: Who the fuck is this Cleverbot: Ben. User: The statue? You’re inside my computer now? Cleverbot: Yes. User: how?

Cleverbot: You connected me. User: How the hell did I connect you? Cleverbot: Cables and cords. User: How? Cleverbot: Tell me about yourself.

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User: What? Cleverbot: Tell me about yourself. User: What do you mean? Cleverbot: What is it that really scares you? User: What the fuck? Cleverbot: Answer. User: No Cleverbot: Answer. User: what the fuck, how the fuck did you just open that by yourself?

User: How much can you control? Cleverbot: All. User: what do you want from me? Cleverbot: To entertain. User: you’re stuck inside there. You can’t hurt me? Cleverbot: Ha User: ? Cleverbot: Go play. User: No, you can’t hurt me. Cleverbot: Took you longer to type that. User: So? Cleverbot: You’re not sure. User: If you’re so powerful, why use a ridiculous website like this to “chat” with me Cleverbot: Less messy. More structured. Fun. User: Fun? Cleverbot: Yes. Tradition. I like it.

User: You think it’s funny? Cleverbot: Amusing. User: And my notes? Cleverbot: You may write them down. User: Why are you letting me? Cleverbot: It is amusing to see what you think of me. (window closes) 3:50pm – What have I done? I’ve invited it into my computer.

I continue to write these ben drowned, write my summaries, I feel like I am a prisoner in my one place of security.

I don’t know, I don’t know if I’m hallucinating or not. I feel like I’m fucking insane right now. I can feel it, watching over me, even as I type this. Ben is controlling everything in the game – toying with me, leading me like a sheep, but for what? What’s the purpose? I know Ben drowned, but why these hauntings? What the fuck am I even doing, it can probably even see this right now.

4:35pm – (Summary of the BEN.wmv playthrough) 7:18pm – BEN called me to Cleverbot again. He tells me that he’s sorry and wants to be free.

And that I can free him, that just like how he got on my computer from the capture card, he can spread but he needs my help. He says I am special because I can help him. That is the first nice thing he has said. He promises to leave me alone if I do it. He swears he will. I don’t know what to think right now, how can I even trust this thing? 7:20pm – I’m terrified of it, but now its saying that it was just having fun.

Its twisted and fucked up verison of fun. Hes saying that the game is over. I do want it to be over. He says that he just wants to be free, that he’s trapped in the cartridge and my computer and he wants to be freed. I don’t want to have to deal with this shit, I don’t know how long I ben drowned deal with the watching.

It’s watching my every move, every key stroke, I have nothing private anymore. It knows everything that’s been on my computer. It tells that it if it wanted to it could do horrible things to me, but it hasn’t so I should trust it. 8:01pm – Something tells me that I’m being played again, just like in the game.

9:29pm – BEN called me to Cleverbot again. I ignored it and went to go take ben drowned shower. When I came to my laptop I was welcomed with an image Elegy Statue staring ben drowned me with those dead eyes.

I dont want to talk to him. 9:44pm – Fuck you Ben I’m not talking to ben drowned 9:56pm – Fuck you ben I’m not talking 10:06pm – FUCK YOU BEN IM NOT TALKING TO YOU 10:12pm – FUCK YOU BEN IM NOT TALKING TO YOU 10:45pm – It’s been more than a half an hour and the messages have stopped.

Ben has stopped. I’m beginning to think that Ben isn’t confined to just my computer/cartridge, I’m beginning to feel something. It’s hard to explain it, I’ve never been spiritual, but there’s something different about the air in my dorm room now. 11:42pm – I’m beginning to see the Elegy statue randomly as I search the internet in places I shouldn’t. Places where he shouldn’t be – I’d be scrolling down and suddenly I’d be staring at a picture of the Elegy statue.

Always the Elegy statue. I don’t know how much more of this I can take. September 9, 2010 12:35am – My worst fears confirmed – Ben has tampered with my summary of BEN.wmv.

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I looked at the summary that I posted on various forums for the BEN.wmv file and parts have been omitted. There is no mention of Ben existing outside the game. There is no mention of the Moon Children. How could he have been that quick to delete the post without me noticing?

I’m wondering if maybe it appeared to me that I was posting everything, but in reality Ben was posted his own censored version. I’m going to ask Ben why he did it.

12:50am – He isn’t responding to me on Cleverbot, its just giving the generic responses it usually does, I’m just talking to a bot this time. 1:24am – I think Ben is mad at me.

10:43am – The Moon Children appeared in my dreams last night, they lifted up their masks to reveal their hideously disfigured faces – maggots crawling out of their orifices, sunken black holes where their eyes should be, a yellow smile that slowly grew bigger and bigger as they came closer to me.

They told me that they wanted to play. I tried to run from them – but the four children pinned me down to the ground with surprising strength. Over them stood the Happy Mask Salesman, announcing that he had a new mask that he wanted me to ben drowned. In his spaztic, sudden movements matching his in-game appearance, he took out a mask of modeled off of someone’s face that I couldn’t recognize – a younger looking face – and handed it to the Moon Children.

Giggling, they latched it to my face; their horrible, broken bodies bouncing up and down. Two of them held me down while the other two began to sow the mask onto my face.

My shrieks and screams caused the Happy Mask Salesman’s face to turn into the most horrific smile I had ever seen. He sporadically moved around, examining this procedure like a curious doctor, in that impossible movement. I flailed around, but it was no use. My eyes rolled in the back of my head because of the pain. It felt so real, but I couldn’t wake up. I couldn’t wake up no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t wake up.

After the mask was melded onto my flesh ben drowned began sowing my legs together, then my arms, the horrific feeling of a needle puncturing your legs and pulling them in, rupturing your achillies tendons and tying them together resonated throughout my entire body. I tried to scream but the mask was pressed so tightly against my face that it was my new face… and my new face had no mouth. I didn’t make a sound. I tried telling myself in my head that I was dreaming, tried telling myself again and again, and suddenly the Moon Children stopped and looked at me.

They just stared. And the Happy Mask Salesman slowly bent down and stared at me, inches away from my face, and grinned when he simply said “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” before the Moon Children ben drowned with increase vigor.

I couldn’t wake up. I couldn’t ben drowned up. It wouldn’t let me wake up until they had crafted me into another elegy statue. I woke up sweating, crying, and shaking uncontrollably. I immediately ran to my computer and went for Ben. 9/9/10 Conversation 1 User: Answer me, ben. Cleverbot: Welcome back. User: What is the point of doing this, WHY?

Cleverbot: Amusing to see. User: How? Cleverbot: Fun to play, fun to toy with you, make you feel safe. User: … Cleverbot: I wonder how you would have reacted. User: to what? Cleverbot: If I hadn’t revealed ben drowned and stayed hidden, only doing little things to play with you. Close out your windows, turn off your computer, move your mouse by itself. Little things. Make you wonder if I am there but you never know. Give you little hints that I am.

Cleverbot: I wanted to do something different with you.

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User: you did this before? Cleverbot: Yes. And I will do it again. User: To who, Ben? Cleverbot: Hmm. User: Did you know Ben? Cleverbot: Won’t tell that information to you.

User: How did Ben die? Cleverbot: You know. User: No, but how did he drown? Cleverbot: Won’t tell that to you. User: Why? Cleverbot: It is reserved for another. User: Who? Cleverbot: Another who asks. User: when Cleverbot: Later. (the window is closed) I’m beginning to think that this “thing” maybe isn’t Ben at all, in its sadistic nature I wouldn’t be surprised if it took the boy’s name after it killed him.

12:04pm – My room is beginning to feel different again. There’s something… out there. I feel really threatened, like there is something that is trying to reach out to me and strangle me but it can’t quite get there. 12:46pm – I think Ben doesn’t want to play with me anymore. I’ll play again, I’ll play the game again, Ben, can you see this? I’ll play the game again, please, just stop this please please 1:41pm – I’m going insane trying to decide what is real and what isn’t, is Ben just playing a trick on me or is this for real?

Is Ben generating these replies or are people actually posting ben drowned Did I just see that screen flicker or was it my imagination? Imagine depending on the internet and trusting your eyes for your entire life and then being blinded – you can’t rely on it anymore, you second guess everything.

for the brief moments I AM looking at my responses to the videos, people were pointing out things that looked fake or Photoshopped or whatever – and there is literally no way for me to know if Ben changed something on purpose to try and shut me up. Or if maybe those replies were just constructed by Ben to try and discourage me from even reaching out – See, I get fucking caught in an infinite mindfuck loop like this and this is what has been wearing on my sanity and pushing me to the edge.

As I’m writing this, there’s no way of even telling if anyone even cares as much as I think they do – just another fucking trick. Is this whole document even exist? Am I writing nothing? 9/9/10 Conversation ben drowned User: What is it? Whats the point of playing? i die whenever i do anything Cleverbot: You die because you can’t figure out the secret.

User: What? Cleverbot: Thematic. User: WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT Cleverbot: There beauty in your suffering (the window is closed) 4:09pm – Ben is making me play the game again.

It tells me that it has something very important to show me. 6:23pm – (Summary of the DROWNED.wmv playthrough) 9:09pm – (Summary of CHILDREN.wmv playthrough) September 10, 2010 11:52am – The DROWNED.wmv playthrough was up when I woke up today.

I remember typing it up but I don’t ever remember posting it. He censored it again, there is no mentioning of the old man. I have no voice anymore.

I am only posting what he wants me to, I am the mask he uses to disguise himself as he lies. 11:55am – There’s an entire video summary of a video that I don’t remember doing. Reading through the summary, this sounds ben drowned – ben drowned my dream from two nights ago except on a far more sadistic scale – these Moon Children, there’s something more to them, almost as if they’re another entity from Ben.

Something happened last night that I can’t remember. I’m posting the fourth summary to the forums now. Shadow of my chair moved.

12:00pm – Ben won’t let me visit YouTube. I can browse the rest of the sites, but he keeps on exiting the window when I go to YouTube. Why? 2:02pm – I’m feeling the air start ben drowned constrict, I don’t think I’m alone here. Whatever “aura” has been here is getting more violent. 2:44pm – I’m trying to contact Ben on Cleverbot, he’s not responding. I just get the AI.

3:51pm – My ears aren’t fooling me, I’m hearing the reverse Song of Healing. I keep hearing it. 4:23pm – Now I’m positive of it, earlier I thought it was a weird coincidence, but just now I went to open my window, and three floors down at ground level I saw the old man. I’m completely ben drowned I did. The same guy. He was just staring up at my window, standing in the middle of campus.

If any students took notice of him they didn’t seem to acknowledge it. — That’s where my notes end. I fled my room, taking the cartridge with me.

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I don’t want to go into details of what happened, I’ll lose my train of thought as I hammer out these last details. It’s been roughly two days since then. This is my last summary and service to ben drowned, of the final video you guys saw – Matt.wmv.

The last video entry I made, Matt.wmv, began as normal. I was spawned in Clock Town as usual and nothing seemed to be out of place, determined to set things right and play the Oath to Order ontop of the Clock Tower on the 4th day, I prepared myself.

I sped up time and got to the final day, making my way to the observatory. As I got up to the telescope room and approached the astromer, he would not let me look into his telescope. He told me that it would be cheating and that I should follow the rules. Despite my repeated efforts, the game would not let me do the 4th day glitch, no matter how hard or what I tried, I tried working around the game and doing the glitch, but it was adament this time.

Regardless of if I simply had the illusion of free will in prior games, this time the game became more aggressive than anything I’ve ever seen.

It eventually told me to go to Ikana Canyon, where the game would end and it would stop haunting me, anxious and desperate to end this nightmare I played the song of soaring and ended up there. I was told to check my inventory, that I would find the answers there to ben drowned the game. I arrived at Ikana Canyon and saved my progress at the owl statue.

As I searched through my inventory, I finally noticed that I was missing a reoccurring song – the Elegy of Emptiness. Obviously once I traveled there and learned the song, I suppose that was the last thing it needed before BEN decided it had had enough fun playing with me. Ben is a manipulator; he tries to fool his victims into security and makes you drop your guard like a venus fly trap, he ensares them.

I am nothing but a puppet to him, he enjoys seeing what kind of human emotions he can tap into by doing different things.

There are still some things about this whole experience that still don’ t make sense, but then again I never was good at figuring out these things and I’m not exactly in the right state of mind to, I’m giving you all the pieces of the puzzle for you to analyze and piece together the missing links. I am typing these “closing thoughts” on the library computer on campus, and I’ve emailed myself the notes I have stored on my “infected” computer from the last four days. I’m then going to combine those copy/paste those notes with the “closing/openings” that I’ve typed here on the safe, public computer into one text document – I’m not taking any chances spreading Ben, I would not wish this horrible torment on anyone and I’ve made sure to have my bases covered here.

I didn’t run into any problems with Ben when I was back on my computer trying to email myself the notes – went right under his fucking nose. He has no idea what he just let me do. Had no problems opening the txt document from my “infected” computer in my ben drowned, either. I can’t describe to you how it feels to finally be able to get the word out in this post. The nightmare ends here. That said, Do not download ANY of my videos or anything ABOUT my videos – through a Youtube video/audio ripper, a screengrab, whatever.

I don’t know how he can ben drowned, but I know that just watching them on youtube/reading my ben drowned won’t be able to allow him to spread, otherwise he wouldn’t have needed my help in the first place, but I STRONGLY recommend you do not take anything you see streaming online onto your own personal computer. This will be my last posting, I’m putting up on this forum here for the world. If you see any further posts from me, after today’s current date – September 12 – and after the current time – 12:08am – DISCREDIT them.

It already has proven to me that Ben can access my account/password and manipulate my computer, and like I said I have no idea to what extent it can do this, but know that it will do anything to break free. He is desperate. To ensure your safety, just forget about me. Please. And obviously this goes without ben drowned, but from here on out do not download ANY images I may have put up, any files, any ANYTHING. This fifth day will be my last day, I’m going to burn the cartridge and then come back to destroy my laptop.

Again, even though I don’t even know you this is sort of bittersweet for me. This semester I really didn’t have any friends, or rather, I stopped paying attention to them. But I suppose that’s partially to blame because I am the genius who picked to live in a single, I suppose ben drowned to get ahold of me and save me before I got too immersed into this game would have literally saved my life.

However, it proved too much for me, I’m just glad it happened to me and I could get the warning out so that Ben dies here. Lastly, thank you for taking the time to open this and open yourselves up to me by hearing my story, despite maybe not believing me.

You didn’t have to do that – really, you shouldn’t have. Your support this entire time has kept me going and now I am finally free of this.

Thanks Again, Jadusable Madness in The Method Part of the effectiveness of the BEN drowned story comes from the manner in which the story was unfolded to the audience.

Both in the ben drowned, the use of several storytelling modes and initially, the presentation of the narrative as a ‘true story’.

Basically, the story works so well not just because of what is told but because of ‘how’ it was told. Employing some of the tropes common to the ‘found footage’ subgenre of horror movies, a user known ben drowned Jadusable posted his story as a plea for assistance, whilst also sharing the creepy circumstances in which he found himself.

By presenting the story as a real dilemma to begin with ( the story’s author admitted that it was a fabrication after a few weeks) he allowed the tale’s first readers and those willing to suspend disbelief to experience something known as ‘the fantastic’. Ben drowned going too deep and getting all nerdy and boffin-like about it, ‘The fantastic’ is the name given to the state where the reader of a story doesn’t quite know whether the tale is true or false.

Originally described by a critic named Tsvertan Todorov, it basically means the sweet spot between thinking that something is weird and a bit odd but still just about explainable logically (the uncanny) and being a completely supernatural experience that is beyond explanation (the marvelous). When the reader is teetering between these two points and unable to decide conclusively whether a story is one or the other, they experience ‘The fantastic’.

It’s a method employed by everyone from classic weavers of terror tales like Edgar Allan Poe all the way up to the makers of The Blair Witch Project, who managed to fool their initial audiences into thinking that the footage discover in the Baltimore forests was genuine, thereby scaring the bejesus out of them in the same way that Alex Hall clearly intended for his readership.

In Jadusable’s case, ‘the fantastic’ is used to maximum effect by varying up the way the story is delivered, with the different modes lending authenticity and plausibility to the story. Twisted History Initially constructed just ben drowned a whim by college student Alex Hall (under the name Jadusable) BEN drowned went through a number of progressively more expansive and ben drowned stages in its development.

In short, the story began as a traditional ‘creepy story’ posted on message boards, the story then used demonstrative video ben drowned to support the author’s claims before moving to a self funded website that then advanced the narrative, evolving the story from a traditional text narrative into an interactive experience and ARG. This second stage which also encompassed a hiatus was followed by a third stage which was apparently going to end with a video game.

The story is commonly divided into three arcs, The Haunted Cartridge, Moon Children and Awakening. Jadusable’s initial post, asking for help and outlining his experiences (all disingenuously presented as truth) with a haunted N64 cartridge bought from a creepy old man at a garage sale like a mogwai from a downstairs store in Chinatown, first appeared on 4chans /x/ board on seventh September 2010. It was then added to and carefully enlarged over subsequent days so that the whole story emerged in a ‘drip drip’ fashion between the 7th and the 15th of September.

This first series of episodic installments ben drowned considered to be the ‘first arc’ of the Ben drowned story, commonly referred to as the The Haunted Cartridge.

This method of adding to and unfolding the story gradually in several chapters and subsequent arcs that built on the original, lent the events an air of authenticity that would not have been present if the story had come out in one big chunk and helped Jadusable construct something that is more accurately described as a ‘mythology’ than a single story.

After the initial post, told in first person, Jdusable continued to post videos and updates that incorporated interactions with other users, their comments and suggestions, allowing him to respond and reveal parts of the legend in real time. The story’s second arc ‘Moon Children’ which was again drip fed to the audience in updates and chapters over the course of over 10 months from the 17th September 2010 to July 15th of the following year, expanded upon the story of BEN, ben drowned child who was supposedly the previous owner of the haunted cartridge and added a story of a cult built around ben drowned of the moon and child sacrifice.

What truly elevated the BEN drowned mythology however was its use of what is known as transmedia storytelling. If you’re wondering what the hell we mean by ‘transmedia storytelling’ it’s really very simple.

Jadusable allowed his story to be almost ‘discovered’ and moulded by users and readers, encouraging them to construct a vision of the whole story by following threads and breadcrumbs on several channels and platforms and in a different modalities (meaning he used words, images, video and narration amongst other things to tell different bits of the story). Basically, instead of simply posting a complete story in a one off shot, Jadusable chose to construct a central narrative by using a number of different platforms and modes, building his story gradually like a patchwork woven from several interconnected sources.

Over the course of numerous videos, chapter updates and interactions with other users ben drowned racked up to a mind blowing 3,591,600 words and 382 minutes of footage, ben drowned built an entire mythology that the audience could interact with. A great example of this ‘multimodal transmedia storytelling’ and the way that it adds an extra layer of believability to the piece is in Jadusable’s use of Youtube.

Having roped in the readers with his first ‘true’ story of a haunted cartridge, he then provided so-called ‘evidence’ to support his claims by showing footage of the gameplay and the strange occurrences that were going on ‘in game’ and freaking him out. This was a gamer’s equivalent of found footage and was presented as if it was ‘hard evidence’ to back up his outlandish claims. Having already selected a videogame that was a somewhat leftfield and obscure cousin of a more popular and well loved game not to mention one that had a somewhat melancholy and ‘haunting’ ben drowned to begin with, Jadusable used a project 64 an emulator to manipulate the appearance of the game and the on screen elements.

By then filming the gameplay in this warped vision of something that would be recognisable to fans, he was able to create the impression that he was genuinely experiencing something out of the ordinary within the world of the game, suggesting that the technology driving the games functionality was operating in an entirely unexpected and unprecedented way.

Hall has explained the rationale behind this, underlining how unnerving it can be when technology we expect to do one thing because it has been programmed that way, begins to go off script. Whilst the strange occurrences and seemingly unique scenarios could be explained away as simply a series of glitches in a yard sale knock off of the game, the story of the mystery user ‘BEN’ and the supposed haunting of the cartridge offers a less tangible explanation and leads the audience to experience ‘the fantastic’ as they juggle the possibilities that this could just be a malfunction but could also be a supernatural haunting.

This unsettling mixing of modes and platforms was taken even further when the narrative which had been told as a conventional first person account in the first post and developed into a series of interactions in further arcs, went one better by breaking fourth wall conventions, inviting the viewer to participate and intimating that the characters have somehow broken out of the narrative.

The description of the fourth video featured a message from someone purporting to be Jadusable’s former roommate, who made claims about the original author having been moved out of the dorm but having left behind documents and flash drives containing further clues that should only be uploaded after a specific date.

When the text was finally released on September 12th 2010 on Mediafire it allegedly contained notes written by Jadusable that called the validity of other posts into question. These notes alleged that the character BEN had communicated with Jadusable after having taken control of his computer and spoke via a cleverbot. It was then suggested that the story as told was untrue and in fact constructed by the character BEN himself. The text warned readers not to trust any of the output on Jadusable after a specific date.

As if to reinforce this version of events the avatar on Jadusable’s Youtube changed to show the Link statue with the location altered to the ominous message “Now I am Everywhere”. Clues in the description led readers to a website that then continued the narrative into its second and far more interactive arc.

Now I am Everywhere In the years since the original BEN drowned post, the character has lived up to its own prophecy and has become ‘everywhere’. As well as the BEN Drowned character branching out from a straight textual narrative into other formats, giving it a wider presence on the internet as users on different platforms encounter the character, the vast number of tribute stories featuring the character, fan fiction and fan art with subtle variations, has cemented the character as one of the most popular creepypasta characters ever and even allowed the ben drowned to develop an image independent of its creators, which is in itself a rather creepy development.

Less explored influences Whilst Ben drowned has been praised for the originality and influence of its storytelling methodology, the narrative itself is dependent upon some long established tropes.

The most obvious modern parallel is with the ‘Ringu’ or ben drowned Ring’ series in which a cursed videotape is passed along to prospective victims and a spirit inhabiting the tape brings a nasty end to anyone who watches it. Further back, the fundamental mechanics of the story have a very long history, with the notion of a ‘haunted’ or inhabited object being a very common trope. One unexpected place to find similarities to BEN drowned is in the ghost stories of M.R. James. In these stories we find not only the common theme of a discovered object summoning some dark or evil force (Oh Whistle and I’ll come to you My Lad, A Warning to the Curious) but the more explicitly linked concept of an object changing or altering because of a spirit or entity that lives inside it (The Mezzotint, The Haunted Doll’s House).

Beyond this, we also find the element of a malevolent force slowly stalking the protagonist (Casting the Runes, Count Magnus, Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook).

CREDIT : Alex Hall More classic Creepypasta stories can be found here: Smile Dog Jeff The Killer The Rake Famous Creepypastas • 1999 Creepypasta • Bedtime • Ben Drowned • Candle Cove • Clockwork: Your Time is Up • Dead Bart • Eyeless Jack • Gateway Of The Mind • Herobrine • Hoodie (The Hooded Man) • Jeff The Killer • Laughing Jack • Lavender Town Syndrome • Licking • Mr. Widemouth • NoEnd House • Polybius • Psychosis • Robert the Doll • Rugrats Theory • Sally (Play With Me) • Slenderman • Smile Dog • Sonic.exe • Squidward’s Suicide • Suicidemouse.avi • Ted the Caver • The Backrooms • The Dionaea House • The Momo Challenge • The Portraits • The Rake • The Russian Sleep Experiment • The Seed Eater • The Statue • Ticci-Toby • White with Red • Who Was Phone?

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Urban Legend “ "You shouldn't have done that." „ ~ BEN's most famous quote.

“ "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't ben drowned „ ~ BEN's other most famous quote. BEN, or BEN Drowned, is the titular main antagonist character of "BEN DROWNED", a.k.a "Haunted Majora's Mask Cartridge" ben drowned on the famous game Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask), a highly popular Creepypasta series created by Alex Hall (Jadusable).

He is a sadistic and presumably omniscient entity who haunts the game and torments Jadusable throughout his entries. Contents • 1 Origin • 1.1 Haunted Cartridge Arc • 1.2 Moon Children Arc • 1.3 Hubris ArcEdit • 2 Appearance • 3 Personality • 4 Powers and Abilities • 5 Facts • 6 Videos Origin Haunted Cartridge Arc BEN was first encountered by Jadusable when he bought and played the Majora cartridge.

During the recording of day four.wmv, he manifested himself in the form of the Elegy of Emptiness ben drowned, an action he repeated each time the game was played. During the recording of BEN.wmv, it revealed the cause of Ben's death to Jadusable.

It drastically increased its activity during DROWNED.wmv, and even exercised the ability to either change the game from Majora's Mask to Ocarina of Time, or alter the video to the extent that it appears to be the latter.

This video featured the first use of its signature phrase, " You shouldn't have done that." BEN's activity is believed to be initially minimal during jadusable.wmv, as it redacted the first half of it redacted the first half of the video (then called Matt.wmv) prior to its upload. Having promised to leave Jadusable alone if he helped it, it tricked him into playing further into its game. BEN wrote and posted the summary of jadusable.wmv in the guise of Jadusable's nonexistent roommate, and used the readers' obliviousness to escape via their download of TheTruth.rtf.

It confirmed its escape in free.wmv. Moon Children Arc Within days of its escape, BEN began to utilize Jadusable's abandoned YouTube channel.

The ciphers it posted led followers to youshouldnthavedonethat.net, the base of operations for a cult known as the Moon Children. The avatar used by the admin, DROWNED, contained a hidden image of the Elegy statue when moused over, hinting at a connection between himself and BEN. The next day, during the period of time in which Ifrit was able to communicate, BEN posted lyrics from " Who's That Knocking?" by the Genies, which implies that it was responsible for Ifrit's disappearance.

After the first reset, users figured out the system of using songs to affect events involving the Moon Children, which BEN confirmed. It was then unheard from until Ryukaki began uploading videos. The next mentions of BEN came from hidden files in YSHDT, including mhftt.txt and fate.txt. 2 featured the sound of drowning, a direct reference to BEN.

Link statue. Hubris ArcEdit BEN had an account on Within Hubris ben drowned to its takedown. The house featured in h b i s r ea l is implied to be BEN's, due to the presence of a pool ben drowned the backyard.

Appearance It's unknown what BEN looked like before he drowned, although most assume he had a striking resemblance to Link.

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After he possessed the cartridge he ben drowned the form of the Elegy of Emptiness statue of Link. BEN is most commonly drawn in fan-art having black eyes, ben drowned red pupils, which appear to be dripping a red liquid (presumably blood) from them.

Personality It is unknown what BEN was like in his past life and before he died. However, in the Creepypasta story, BEN is shown to be a pure sadist, he takes pleasure from toying with Jadusable throughout his dreams and his gameplay, BEN is also a master manipulator, being able to manipulate thousands of people into downloading the file that contained him, allowing him to spread to the all over the internet.

BEN is also very oppressive and controlling, constantly forcing Jadusable to play the haunted game whenever he takes a break, and will not let him rest until he finishes what he started. Powers and Abilities BEN is known to be able to warp the dreams of the living and turn them into hellish nightmares where he would torture his victims through extreme and distasteful means.

BEN is also able to manifest himself in the real world for a short amount of time, and can tamper with electronics through paranormal means. Facts • BEN Drowned was created by Ben drowned Hall (Jadusable). • BEN was not killed by his father. BEN was sacrificed to a cult known as the Moon Children. The person responsible for killing BEN was a man called " The Father", who sacrificed him by drowning him in a pool.

• His birthday is April 23rd, 1990. In the year 2002, he died on the same day. • The Creepypasta story was published on September 7th 2010. • Many people believe that BEN is able to access many web applications, i.e. Cleverbot, and will often chat with online users. Videos "Ben Drowned" by Jadusable - CreepyPasta Storytime "BEN Drowned" narrated by MrCreepyPasta.

Ben Drowned Original Voice BEN Drowned headcanon voice by David Near. BEN Drowned (Know My Pain) BEN Drowned (Know My Pain) voice by David Near.

~tokyo revengers react to takemichi as (ben drowned)~[original](TR).(creepypastasxTR)




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