"One of BB's dialogues while roaming outside the player's location is when he asks the player to help him 'become a real boy'. This is a referrence to Pinocchio, a living puppet who wishes to become a real boy."
I don't play AR so I don't know for sure, but I've seen the voice clips on Youtube and I didn't see anything about BB really having any outside of the usual three we already had (and also: the page's "audio" section on this wiki doesn't have anything for AR voice lines). Was this some kind of mistake or is it something about AR that I just don't know about since I barely know anything about it in the first place? (asking because Youtube didn't help me)
So about a year ago, before Help Wanted came out, a few people (Daly and Yanny-Yoo I think) asked me to write a quick story to predict what would happen in the game, since UM stories have made correct predictions before. I threw together two paragraphs in about a minute and called it a story, and they actually seemed to like it. And now, one year later, I decided to do something with it again, wow-
And yes, this is my story for HW day, even though it basically has nothing to do with it. Accept it, it’s art-
Also, since I usually will say this kind of stuff when posting stories, you know how I gave myself only four days to write Chance Meeting, and eight days to write Celebrate? Well now, this one only took three days. Gosh, why do I torture myself like this?
Well that’s it from me. Enjoy I guess, and don’t forget to stop by the toy aisle for merch perfect for birthdays.
I probably should have stopped by sooner but that thought didn't come to mind at the time. Anyway, I just wanted to see how you were doing since you seemed obviously miffed about something and the others except Freddy Fanatic didn't seem to think much of it. Whatever happened during the Campfire Discussion yesterday was unfortunate and I won't pry any further if you don't want to talk about it.
Anyway, now that that's dealt with, you seemed interested in having some discussion about 5nafcirclejerk and the others didn't seem to have any interest in it (or just didn't notice), so I thought I'd bring that conversation here if you'd like.
Well I suppose there are two ways to answer that, being in how I actually feel right now, or how I feel in relation to what happened. For the former, well, I'm sick so obviously I feel like shit, but other than that and mentally I feel alright. In relation to yesterday, I've already moved past it.
I'm still not going back though. Not for now. That's the problem I have with this place nowadays: it feels disjointed, like we aren't truly united. Sometimes, the people here just don't feel as... shall I say, legitimate. When you were active back in the day along with Term, I basically could always rely on you guys. It's why I liked you being around all the time. Now though, I feel like I can't trust these guys all the time. Do they really have my back? Or am I just a tool for them to dump their words onto? I don't know man, it just... it just doesn't have that connective tissue it used to. Maybe that's my fault for hanging on to the past, but take it from me, the past was a good time for actually getting along. That's what disappoints me nowadays, knowing we've fallen.
So I'll just leave them be for now. Hasn't been my first time doing this, so it's not like it'll be that big of a change. Though sometimes I do think about leaving the wiki, since I basically have all the friends I want on Discord and this place just makes me angry with all the "fodder" people. Plus, all it's been is a bit of a drawback on many things. I wouldn't be as mad if I didn't come here as often, since I'm actually getting along pretty well in life aside from it, and it would free up my time I could use on drawings or storytelling. But alas, I must come to speak with Star and Sinan, for Discord isn't quite their thing yet. Maybe the wipeout of the forums will force them into Discord, then we can all be happy.
But, ahem, yes circlejerk. Honestly I kinda wanted to talk about it with a wider audience since it would be interesting to potentially see a variety reaction, but sure, we could still talk about it individually. Haven't really been there in a while though.
Yeah, I understand where you're coming from, things feel really different now, especially since then, a lot of people have left whom we've known, especially the more mature ones. Especially since even though we got most of our Safe Room members on Discord, they aren't really active there either.
And yeah, I was hoping to see what the others would think when I posted it, but I don't think they noticed nor acknowledged it (someone gave Kudos for it but I don't know who did).
Anyway, what did you think about the "Youtubers react to Fredbear's death" video?
Yeah, we aren't quite the family we used to be. Or maybe we are, and we just have too many kids. Whatever, though. They probably aren't going anywhere.
I'm a little annoyed that I actually remember seeing the original video where Spring does that to Fredbear, but hey I guess that's nostalgia. And seeing them put Dawko crying over it is just... mmm. It's stupid but you love it, and seeing that subreddit come up with things like that is what really keeps me going there for more.
I mean the funny videos are great, I'm always up for The Hottest Dog, but it's important to remember what this series is about in the first place. And unfortunately, with all the funny videos, most kids in the fanbase seem to have forgotten. For shame.
I mean, that's what I meant. The funny videos are fine, I meant that just like you said, people (mainly kids) associate FNaF with that instead of what it really is. I guess that's why I prefer the more surreal/mature types of humor and especially the shitposting.
And that is where 5nafcirclejerk comes in. Honestly, most of the posts there are just so absurd that you have to laugh.
One thing I disklike about the subreddit is the entire "I want to f*ck Scrap Baby" thing they have going on because even though I know it's supposed to be ironic, it's just annoying seeing it when I just want to look at normal shitposts. It doesn't help that it basically started a trend of others forming their own "groups" that want to yiff an animatronic, hate an animatronic, etc. It's just unoriginal and unfunny to me.
Shit, they're doing that? Well maybe I shouldn't be surprised; there are always going to be jokes like that. Still though, that's not what I can tolerate with. It's really not even that funny next to full quality things, as you know.
I don't know if they're still doing it as I haven't checked the subreddit in a while. One thing I found funny was some users tendency to refer to Mangle as "Canine Spider" which is something I did a couple times here if you noticed.
At this point I’ve kinda given up on defending a lore reason to his change in design, and just flow with it was altered just for the style of the game. Plus I don’t care much about lore now so I don’t really want to put it on my mind that often.
This is the first time I’m going to recommend reading other stories before this one (unless you count Celebrate). I don’t mean all of them, but if you want better understand some of the little details in this story, check out Valentine and Stork. Though, the main premise of this one should still be understandable, so you can still proceed if you haven’t read them. I’ll leave it to you.
Also, and I realize I say this for almost every story now, but this time, I’m sure at least someone isn’t going to be satisfied with how this goes. I understand that it may be a little controversial, especially to those used to the FNaF story. So there, I warned you.
But I guess that’s all I’ve got. I’m not expecting too many people to read this, but if any questions arise, ask away and I’ll answer. And of course, I hope you can maybe enjoy it.
Thanks for reading. And that’s good to hear, especially considering you two haven’t read all the stories recommended before this one (though I know Trica has read Valentine). In that case, do either of you have any questions?
It was spectacular. I loved it, every bit. You've managed to pull off a very hard task in many cases of storytelling; creating a villian the audience can sympathize with. 'Fallen' does this beautifully with William. The pain of his you described was very moving. One of your greatest pieces, in my opinion.
Hurray, I’m glad you liked it, always good to hear something is one of my best. And yeah, sympathetic William is personally my favorite William.
Overall thanks, though, again, sorry for kind of pressuring you into this one. That was my mistake, even though I even said I didn’t expect many people to read this one. At least this experience will have me ready, should it happen again in the future.
This is great. You really did a great job portraying William as an actual human being, rather than the flat William in the novels. I agree with Term that this is one of your greatest pieces, considering how well executed were the tones and imagery. Valentine also presents a sympathetic William, but Fallen is even more elaborate in that it also shows his wife's love (and through actions for that matter). No pressure but I would really like to see in the future how well you can also depict William's dark side while still keeping the tone that he is a desperate being. In conclusion, like always, you are an awesome writer and should keep at it.
Thanks, I’m glad you like it. And yeah, I like it when characters feel real as well, which is why I like to take these kinds of routes with the stories. Plus, it’s a nice little challenge to make people feel sympathy for such an otherwise hated character in this series.
I’ve also thought about taking a look at William’s bad side, though I’m not sure yet if I’ll necessarily make a story out of it. I guess we’ll find out in the future, for now I’m going to take a little writing break. Put a lot of effort into this one, so now I’m going to relax for a bit.
Oh, that’s a trend I started with Valentine actually. Throughout the document, there may be some hidden links to other ones, that’ll either expand the story or reveal things in the UMverse not yet covered. In every piece I’ve written since then (except for the Mother’s Day poem), there’s been at least one secret in each. If you’d like to seek them out, that’d be quite nice, since not many others do.
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Shattered Nightmare had two, one of them is a conversation between Mr. Cawthon and Mrs. Afton. The other one is about a drawing of Baby.
Stork(Yes I did read it, I could read this time) had one, two creepy eyes with a text: 'WHY DID THAT HAPPEN?'.
SoR had two, one is Michael's nightmare, the other one is Michael's poetry to Sammy.
Yellow, well I seriously didn't check. I only took a look at the end since I generally found secrets at the end in the other stories. And there was a secret document, one was those creepy eyes again, but with a 'YOU REMEMBER.' text this time. The other one was a picture.
Playtime had one, I think. It had a nice reference to Yellow.
Just going to plunk that in a spoilers tab, just in case anyone passes by.
And hey, you did well! Props to you for knowing to brighten some of them too.
We can talk more about these and what you think of them later, but there’s actually more to be found in SN, as well as more combinations you can use for the Stork one. Also Yellow does have a real secret (kudos for finding that though, like I told Term, I didn’t expect anyone to look there).
So, continue to look if you wish. And if you find more, maybe put them in a spoiler this time? Or if you don’t know how to, I can just do it for you.
Funny, because that actually parallels with your character's night vision. Huh, who would've expected that-
You’re doing great, now all that’s left are a few more from Stork and SN. To be exact, if it’ll help you, there are two more (or three if you want to be extra) in SN, and only one more necessary one for Stork (though there are others but you don’t need to see them).
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Found the other two in SN. One was a conversation between William and Sammy(kind of similar to SoR), the other one was the creepy eyes, with a text: 'YOUR MEMORIES. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TO FACE YOUR FEARS?'.
In Stork, I got jumpscared by a demon-ic child face.
Uh, the one that tells the story of Annabel and William?
Yay, it took a while but worth it. Also yeah I understood that.
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Well, those eyes appeared a lot. I believe they're either Sammy or Mike(the one from Yellow). The image from Yellow can be something that William doesn't want to see anymore. Maybe a picture of his old, happy, big family, I dunno. And when you say 'no' the eyes know you remember, one by one, his family fell. And that's why William is scared of that picture now, since the eyes also say 'YOUR MEMORIES. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TO FACE YOUR FEARS?'. And 'Why did that happen?', I think, refers to Sammy's death. Not really sure how, but somehow because of Fredbear, maybe the Bite, I dunno. Liz also says 'Am I next?', her brother, her mother, they're dead. And the rest of the family is filled with dread.
Puppet's image can be a lot of things. Now, I believe he is damaged because of the fire. But who is he meeting with? It can be Henry-If he actually exists in UM universe-, it can be the missing children, before Happiest Day takes place. Not really sure.
Playtime...really not sure. Maybe the rest of the people in the picture? Or Henry and his family? Both? He's awake can actually refer to the Puppet, a male aniamtronic, but it probably refers to Mikey still.
Shattered Nightmare, William and Sammy's conversation can be because Sammy saw William while killing an MCI victim. The employee's complaint can refer to FNaF 4 easter egg. Drawing of Baby can be the same plan of William, the one he tried with Ballora.
Stork's final one, as I said it's probably what William was doing when Elizabeth saw him, as Elizabeth says 'It's not Baby.'
Woah, that's long. It was real fun, but only Stork was a bit, just a bit, annoying. Well, now that I think of it again, it was also the most interesting one. I said annoying because it took quite a while to figure the last one out.
Yeah, I get that. So many options you could’ve chosen from, so it could be challenging to find the canon ending. By the way, I will clarify, it takes place after Liz leaves. Say, what did you think of Stork anyway now that you’ve read it? Don’t worry, don’t have to put that into a spoiler.
And hey I like your thoughts. Not all of them are exact, but they’re pretty close. Round of applause. I’m guessing the ones you didn’t mention (like the other in Yellow and the ones from SoR) you didn’t really have much to say about?
Stork, including the other short between Ballora and William, was one of the best ones I read, If not the best. It explains the tragedy of the Afton Family very well. It was really impressive.
Wait no, I forgot about them.
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SoR explained how Sammy died, it definitely is because of Fredbear but it remains unclear I guess. As I said, it can be the Bite. Since 1983 in Stork gives us the eyes, and 'Why did that happen?' as well.
Yellow is either Happiest Day, or by a small chance, moments before Afton killed the children.
Well, Ann and William's stories were clear. It was easy to understand, they show the love between them, and the reason they broke up(MCI), and the accident.
Valentine and SoR was a hard decision, but I like the tragedy concept, so Valentine is just in front of SoR. Now, these four are really good and impressive. The rest is still good, but I like these a bit more. Which is why they're up there in the list.
I really liked First Night and Playtime, they had good and different concepts. However, as I said, I just don't think they can catch up with the other four.
Shattered Nightmare was good too, but uh, someone just made it an annoying read at some points, which you probably know.
Crazy isn’t it, it doesn’t feel like it’s been only a year since I posted it at all.
And alright, I get those reasons. Especially First Night, since it’s writing style is the most different due to being first person, and therefore not very descriptive and all that. But huh, do people like SoR that much? I always saw as one of my stories with the lowest value.
No no, Spongebob is inside that thing we're meant to think is Mettaton. The real Mettaton only kicks him out of the spotlight once the switch is flipped: it's actually an eject switch, and it would've launched Spongebob out, and we can't have that, so the real Mettaton appeared to make it look like he was the one inside the box.
Yeah his spongey body would give him full resistance to water moves and probably would boost his defense from the absorption. Plus, with his healthy mindset, he could probably take on most special attacks while moving around at high speeds. But I think he’d be better as more of a setup wall.
Like my buddy o’ pal who promised to stick with me and yet abandoned me at a hockey game Friday for his quote on quote girlfriend. Then he had to watch me make a fool out of them both in front of the whole bus.
Okay I really appreciate the quote from that last one, nice reference to the It's Raining Somewhere Else scene.
And hey, they all look great. Coloring is better than most of what I could do (then again I don't really try that much), and the style and lining are very pleasant. My only real complaint is that the first one is a little blurry and I think lighting could be a bit better, but those aren't big issues and can be fixed easily. All in all, I like them.
The way Ann and William still love each other after many problems is just...incredible. They really loved each other so much, it seems. It's like...Ann is mad at William because of everything he did, and is going to tell this to his face(in a not-good way, let's just say), but she can't bring herself to do it. Not entirely sure If it's intended, but eh. It's amazing nonetheless. Also the ending really brought Yellow flashbacks. Nice job.
Also also, uh, since Mike trapped William in something like UCN(I think Yellow's ending was about that), does the new Fallen take place just before that?
Yeah, it was nice to build their relationship. Though it had it's moments in Valentine and that one SN secret in particular, this really allowed me to solidify their bond. I'm glad you were able to pick up on that, because their love is quite unique and special.
Ah, yes, I knew someone would ask that. But yeah you've got the right idea there. So yeah don't worry, this doesn't retcon Yellow's ending, it's still the same.
I’m surprised more people haven’t asked questions or wondered about some of the things in it. I’ve been expecting to hear questions about specific things the pearls with the button on the back or the mentioning of William’s first accident, but so far there hasn’t been much.
I think William expected Ballora to talk like Ann when he put the pearls on her as well. And here we hear Ann's voice from the pearls...I can't understand it completely but for some reason this looks very neat, and I love it-
Well I guess I can go ahead and say it. Ballora was really only made to fill the hole Ann's death left in his heart, all in the form of just an ordinary animatronic. Yes she has her own voicebox, with lines reccorded for her to say during the day, but the pearls button is it's own separate reccording; pressing that button only plays that one line of "I love you". This was just so he could hear Ann's voice when with the animatronic that was meant to be her.
Well he still responds if you drop a message on his wall, so would you like to notify him on it? It would seem less awkward and demanding than if I were to do it, plus our last interaction wasn't that great, so it'd probably be better for someone else to go to him.
It's a little easier to understand for those who have read the first, original UM story (which is off limits now, sorry). Daly actually did get to read it though, so if he were to check out SN he'd probably enjoy it.
Yeah, it was. Fun fact, and I included this in the now inaccessible UM Archives, Jerry and Rachel's personalities are based my go-to gender stereotypes for boys and girls: Jerry, the male, is an annoying and whiny airhead, whereas Rach, the female, is caring, reserved, and sophisticated. Their names too are my go-tos when it comes to coming up with generic boy and girl names.
So yeah we need to continue these just in case school resumes. I’m able to access the wiki on my chromebook, but it restricts discord, so I need to reach out to at least someone during study hall so you and Star are my best shot.
Oh, well I sort of had it like that when I was six, haha. I’ll explain a bit (and essentially just copy/paste what I said to Yan about it).
If you read the original on its own, you probably would be confused. It was a little choppy, and some things felt like they happened for no reason. I had the whole idea set, so there was a reason, but I didn’t execute it well. Plus, I had to cut down on letters so I could fit it on the page, so not everything was included.
But the premise and everything else from this remaster was there: it had the eagle trying to catch a grouper with his clownfish and shark friends, a crowned crow who gave him a lightning bolt thing, and a family with an elderly mom, three eagle chicks, and two rabbits. All of that was still there, just the story was just... not portrayed well. So essentially all I did with this remaster was make the story more clear, and adding new things to make it understandable (and describe stuff more, since it can’t be a story by me without decent detailing).
For example, in the original, it just says that the clownfish had an important message, and that was it, then they immediately went to find the lightning bolt. Back then I knew what his message was, but since I didn’t include it in the book originally, nobody else would know if they read it. So in the remaster, I actually had it say what his important message was, which was that he had to shock the grouper to kill it. Then, knowing that, they go and find a lightning bolt. See, makes more sense that way.
That is actually what I had in mind. Before dropping the teaser, I said "Down" once for three days in a row, and then dropped the teaser on the fourth day. Three levels down, and then on the last level, you drown. Because Fallen just kind of reminded me of that with OMC, talking to a voice of reason before letting go.
As for the code stuff, yeah, nope. Maybe you can... decipher what it says?
Fallen was not an easy story to write. I was going into it after three stories that were overall more fun and relatively easy to write, and now suddenly I had to write a rich, wondrous story with emotional beats. Not the best transition, and so I had some trouble capturing the moments I wanted. And at the time I was also quite unmotivated and distracted, so for the first week or two I was stuck procrastinating. But I knew I had to finish it, for one it’d be a good exercise of trying emotional stories, and would bring some closure to William and Ann. So something had to be done for me to capture the feelings I wanted.
In comes band, and A Heart to Treasure was our final piece to our concert. After hearing it a few times, I began to notice something special in it. When I would listen, suddenly I could perfectly visualize the story I wanted to tell. I could see that sky, the red, pink, and orange among the clouds as two lovers stared into the distance. The grand musical swell, the rise of emotion, and the descent back to softness. Everything came together swimmingly, all because that one song fit the criteria I was searching for. So I plugged in that song and began typing with it. And already, there was a shift, as the writing process became that much easier. Hell it even helped out a bit with William and his words. The mellow part right around the middle seemed to really help with his reminiscing.
By the time I had finished the story, I had only the song to thank. If I hadn’t listened to it earlier, I probably wouldn’t have finished in time, or even finished it at all.
So why was it in the teaser? Well, for one, it was for people to find and listen to, so maybe they could have a similar experience to me when I was writing it. But also to show I had nothing to hide, and that this song that helped me was all I have to show. There are no secrets, only the truth. There was nothing else.
So that’s the story. I have yet to thank my band director for indirectly saving Fallen, which I will get across to her as soon as possible.
Ah, yeah that's perfectly fine. I feel a little bad though, seeing how that picture's not as polished as it could be. Maybe I'll make a better looking one later down the line you can use instead, guess we'll see.
You’ll see, I’ll come around to drawing your character again someday.
I’m not sure why I really gave them the stick limbs. I think I misinterpreted your ninja looking picture (which is, as you can obviously tell, the base of your design) as having its arm up in the air when it was actually a sword, but it looked like a stick arm to me. And then I just kept it because it’d keep up the cartoony look.
A story that is surprisingly... wholesome. Quaint and cute, and a stark contrast to the other UM Bits in terms of tone and atmosphere. The plentiful references provided a chuckle and groan at intervals. All in all, a different, but somewhat heartwarming piece.
Awesome story, I got that Abby's imagination was FNaF World, the opening scene was a reference to the Undertale ending, an Avengers reference when Freddy said "animatronics, assemble!", a Pokémon reference of "blasting off away", another Undertale reference about determination with Foxy and Chica, a Star Wars prequels reference of having the high ground, a reference of the song "We Are The Champions" when Freddy said "we are the champions, my friends,", and a Freddy in Space reference at the end when Abby mentioned wanting to make Freddy go on an adventure in space.
What appeared to be the adventures of Freddy Fazbear and his friends, turned out to be all in the imagination of a young girl named Abby playing with her action figures. Plus, the references from various franchises are the best part of the story!
Well hey, I'm glad everyone liked it. It certainly was a different approach, since I wanted to take a more fun route for a story. So with it being FNaF World day, the pieces just fell into place with the game's (for the most part) whimsical nature and a child's imagination. So yeah it was an adventure in of itself to do, glad it payed off.
And yes, Abby has seen the right things to make those references like that. I'm proud of her- and yes, Freddy was the best.
Oh? Another person who has read the story after all this time? And one who also (seemingly) hasn’t read any of my other stories? Wowzers. A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one.
And hey, thank you. Though for the record I too am bothered by Chica’s hard-to-see text. The device I primarily wrote this one on seemed to show more of a contrast between the text and the background (might be a screen filter or something), though I did not realize it didn’t look like that on other devices until I posted it. So yeah, that irks me. But at least it’s not completely impossible to see. And yeah, there are a few Marvel references and others.
But again, thanks fo reading. If you happen to be interested in other bits like this, I could suggest a few. But I’ll let you decide if you wish for more.
So. December 31st. Also happens to be the day I started writing UM all the way back back in 2015. Wow has it been a ride, especially this year. So, in honor of this special day, you guessed it, it’s another piece to the UM puzzle. Not an archive like last time, but a story.
Plus, this is not just any old story either. Like with SoR, to those who’ve followed my series, this title may look familiar. Because this was actually supposed to be the first sequel to the first UM story ever. I always had the idea and basic premise, but could never really play it out, until I decided to remaster it for today. So yes, there are a ton of early concepts to this story as I struggled to find the proper path. Maybe I’ll share some later.
I’d also like a little forwarding, like with last time. I realize this is a weaker entry, so it’s okay if you don’t really like it that much. Just putting it out there, I understand.
And yes, there are secrets. I lied back in October when I said I wouldn’t add them anymore, but just don’t kill it like last time. Just enjoy things as they come.
Well what can I say, this was a really enjoyable read. Quick and well paced, along with a creepy atmosphere inside the dream world. I would have honestly thought the twins(especially Jerry) would have died in real life as well if it weren't for the introduction saying that Rach wrote the title. The author really did an awesome job in introducing the characters as well as the monsters. The language use is amazing as expected of a man with such talent. Definitely a worthy piece for recognition, an excellent and professional job. I am very interested in reading any follow ups that might shed light on the many questions this piece has given us about the monsters and how the characters and the dream relate to the rest of the UM universe. Would recommend to any individual who likes horror and mystery.
You did not lie when you shamelessly advertised this. You did deliver, and it was a delightful read. I kinda liked this one more than Notebook, honestly. Not sure why. Maybe I'm a sucker from dream sequences. Whatever. Either way, I enjoyed it and found it to be a fitting end for the 2010s.
Also, yay, I found somethin'.
I wouldn't call it shameless advertisement, we all wanted it and asked for more. I didn't read it sooner because I thought he was in the process of making it when I read his announcement. I'm glad Jefe made it known a second time or else I wouldn't have bothered to check.
I wouldn’t say it’s a real animatronic from any of the games, since there’s nothing that really matches the description provided. Rather, it’s a kind of manifestation of Dan’s history at Freddy’s. For those who haven’t read the original UM, or don’t remember, Danny has had it rough at Freddy’s, and he’s seen some shit. So those memories come together in the form of the Monster.
But hey, maybe it actually is just Nightmare Lotso-