Jeff The Killer

After a couple of days without a post, I decided that my next post should be about a creepypasta. Not just any one though, I’m going to give my full opinion on one of the most popular creepypasta: Jeff The Killer. Now when I say popular I mean people have created various sequels, and even some pretty good fan art to boot. But does this killer really live up to the hype?

For starters, let me give you a summary of the story.

A boy named Jeff has recently moved to a new town with his parents and his brother Liu. Shortly after moving in, their neighbor invites them to a birthday party to which Jeff’s mother immediately agrees to go to despite Jeff’s clear unwillingness. We’re then introduced to what the author simply describes as a “strange feeling.” However Jeff ignores this “feeling” and proceeds to go the bus stop where both he and his brother are bullied by a couple of punks. After being teased, Jeff charges at the bullies resulting in one of them being stabbed in the shoulder and the others being knocked out. After school Jeff and his brother are questioned by the police and Liu is taken to Juvy despite the obvious fact that it’s all just an act to keep Jeff from going. The following day Jeff goes to the party and is once again confronted by the group of bullies from the bus scene (what they’re doing at the party is beyond me). At this point, Jeff’s had enough, killing 2 of the bullies and leaving one unconscious. The fight leaves Jeff physically scarred and his sanity gone. The story thus ends with Jeff killing everyone in his family, even his brother Liu.

Sounds pretty good right? Well… no This story is littered with terrible grammar and run-ons that ruin the story. Not only that but couldn’t they have used a little more vocabulary when describing Jeff? Why’s it always ominous? Seriously, why not use words like sadistic, psychotic, terrifying, or even EVIL?? Besides that, some things in this story are just unheard of. Killing a guy from just punching him? Not gonna happen. Also towards the end of the story Jeff is lit on fire (his face more specifically) and somehow manages to survive this. To top this all off he’s taken in by his family even though he’s clearly insane and believe me it’s pretty obvious. His mom even asks and I quote “Doctor, Is my son… alright, you know. In the head?” Unbelievable.

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Now, I’ll be honest this is nonetheless a very good idea, but its execution is just terrible and if you ask me it has earned the right to be featured on a troll site.

Well, that’s all for now guys. Hope you guys enjoyed and if you want to read the story for yourself you can read it here 

Also if you’re interested in reading other creepy tales check out this link

Yeah I went there.

– Retro

Sonic The Hedgehog

Classic Sonic

Ah, Sonic. As a kid I loved Sonic in fact, it was one of the series that I played the most of during my childhood. I’ll be honest though, I didn’t grow up with a Sega Genesis (I never owned any of Sega’s systems..) so I didn’t find out about Sonic until my brother bought me Sonic Mega Collection for the Gamecube.

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So nowadays, it’s disappointing to see that sonic is now an object of ridicule, being subjected to rushed games that come out unfinished and glitchy, and immature fans who create terrible fanfiction  and some who.. lets just say tend to be too graphic. That’s not to say he isn’t still a good character, he’s just lacking in the video game area. But needless to say this isn’t how I grew up with sonic and I’m sure many of you will agree.

But anyway let’s stop talking the bad and get on to the good. Before Sonic made his debut in 1991, the Nintendo NES was no doubt one of the best systems on the market, leaving the Sega Mastersystem in the dust while Nintendo took the world by storm. However, in 1990 Sega announced the revolutionary Sega Genesis. Starting was is known as the bit wars (that’s a different story) Sega went on to promote the genesis’s 16 bit graphics and what they liked to call “blast processing” and in 1991 Sega gained the upper hand with the release of Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic eventually went on to become one of the greatest video game characters of his time allowing Sega to claim “Sega does what Nintendon’t.”

Since then Sonic has spawned 6 TV shows, a comic book series, tons of spin-offs and games ranging from his days on the genesis to his most recent (and quite terrible unfortunately) release of Sonic Boom.

Pretty cool right? I honestly love to discuss these kinds of subjects because I can relate to them. But back to Sonic, I really enjoyed most of his games growing up as a kid. The Sonic adventure games were no doubt my favorites of the time (fun fact: I didn’t know these were originally Dreamcast games!) and I loved some of his recent titles. So with all the popularity that Sonic has where did it all go wrong? Well lets go back to 1991. Shortly after Sonic the Hedgehog was released Nintendo released the Super Nintendo once again going head to head with Sega, so in retaliation Sega eventually released the genesis add-on the Sega CD allowing developers to create more sophisticated games for the genesis. One of the most popular being Sega’s own Sonic CD. Later on in 1994 Sega released the 32X add-on to try and help the genesis live up to new standards, but its lack of software and hype for upcoming systems resulted in the 32X landing in the bargain bin. Now competiting with not only Nintendo but Sony as well, Sega released the Sega Saturn in 1995, however its high price, lack of a decent Sonic game, and terrible sales led to the Sega Saturn being abandoned, once again leaving Sega out of the competitive market. After 3 years Sega then released their final console the Sega Dreamcast. The Dreamcast boasted improved hardware over the Nintendo 64 and Playstation and had several critically acclaimed games, but after the release of the Playstation 2 things starting looking bleak for Sega. Facing debt and overwhelming competition, Sega eventually left the hardware business to become a third party developer.

This is where Sonic starts go off the deep end. After becoming a software developer Sega released the Sonic Advance series (which were really good in my opinion) which at the time was a breath of fresh air for Sonic fans. 2D Sonic platforming at its best. However the years to come would be what ruined Sonic the Hedgehog. The first being the game Shadow the Hedgehog. It took on a more mature style of gameplay and had different ending based on the path you choose, but it was plagued with terrible level design and graphics that can only be described as outdated. following in 2006 would be the tragedy known as Sonic 06′. Rushed to meet the launch dates of the PS3 and Xbox 360, the game came out poorly suffering from game breaking glitches and once again terrible level design. The following years would only see mediocre Sonic games and spin-offs with only a few good ones in between (Sonic 4, Sonic Colors, Generations…) all leading up to Sonic Boom, a game once again ruined by level design and glitches.

So what do you think? Could this be the end of a video game legend, or will Sonic finally redeem himself in later years? Tell me what you think and feel free to leave a comment!

Hope you enjoyed this, as there’s plenty more to come! See you next time!

-Retro