An Egg

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It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

And that’s when you met me.

“What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”

“You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point mincing words.

“There was a…a truck and it was skidding…”

“Yup.” I said

“I… I died?”

“Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies.” I said.

You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”

“More or less,” I said.

“Are you god?” You asked.

“Yup.” I replied. “I’m God.”

“My kids… my wife,” you said.

“What about them?”

“Will they be alright?”

“That what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”

You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Some vague authority figure. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.

“Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”

“Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”

“Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”

“Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right.”

“All the religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”

You followed along as we strolled in the void. “Where are we going?” “Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”

“So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”

“Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part or yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.”

“You’ve been a human for the last 34 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for longer, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point doing that between each life.”

“How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”

“Oh, lots. Lots and lots. And into lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 A.D.”

“Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”

“Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”

“Where do you come from?” You pondered.

“Oh sure!” I explained. “I come from somewhere. somewhere else. and there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there but you honestly won’t understand.”

“Oh.” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If i get reincarnated to other places in time, could I have interacted with myself at some point?”

“Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own timespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”

“So what’s the point of it all?”

“Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? Your asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”

“Well it’s a reasonable question.” you persisted.

I looked in your eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”

“You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”

“No. just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature, and become a larger and greater intellect” “Just me? What about everyone else?”

“There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you, and me.”

You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”

“All you. Different incarnations of you.”

“Wait. I’m everyone!?”

“Now you’re getting it.” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.

“I’m every human who ever lived?”

“Or who will ever live, yes.”

“I’m Abraham Lincoln?”

“And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too.” I added.

“I’m Hitler?” you said, appalled.

“And you’re the millions he killed.”

“I’m Jesus?”

“And you’re everyone who followed him.”

You fell silent.

“Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “You were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”

“Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”

“Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”

“Whoa.” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”

“No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”

“So the whole universe,” you said. “It’s just…”

“An egg of sorts.” I answered. “Now its time for you to move on to your next life.”

And with that, I sent you on your way.

Original Author: Andy Weir

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  • Commented on June 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

    So this means…

    I WAS PHONE!

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  • Commented on May 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    This is a well written piece with no coarse flaws.
    The author is a genius.

    The story bleeds excellence.

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  • Kyle B.
    Commented on May 19, 2015 at 4:35 am

    i want to hear this read in morgan freemans voice

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  • Commented on June 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I can’t believe I wrote this story! Or a different incarnation did anyway. 😉

    I love this pasta because it’ll make you just think and imagine. The creativity of this story is almost contagious!

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  • Commented on June 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

    that’s deep…

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  • Commented on December 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    This is exactly what i used to think and id always look at people wondering if at another time that was me or will be me so everyone is me and id look at everything as being me so im nice to people bam ima show this to everyone i know theyll have to believ me!

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  • Commented on February 11, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    This was an amazing pasta! After I read this it truly got me to think about the world and people around me. This is an extravagant work of art! Keep writing pastas, you’re great at it! 11/10 great job!

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  • Commented on May 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Well, that really makes you think.

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  • Commented on November 14, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Well my mind has been fucked. Good job. C:

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  • Commented on February 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Hey creepystuff3! You don’t have to write negative comments on his story! He made one and I think it’s good. Honestly it it’s good or bad is a matter of opinion but if your gonna leave a comment make sure it’s nice. You don’t have to leave comments tearing down other people’s feelings. Some people think it’s great and you don’t think so but you don’t have to say it in a harsh way. The point is at least he tried! Some people could make great ones and are to scared to post them on here because they don’t want to see the nephritis comments that people like you post.

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  • Commented on August 12, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Ah, right up there with The Matrix and Inception with questioning my own reality.

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  • Commented on June 27, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Read this a long time ago, just now wondering… what if he knows this because he’s the last one? He’s living the last life? He’s been all of us, and just now, right before he’s finished here, he remembers? Just a thought.

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  • Commented on July 14, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Chap, this is one of the most profound pieces of writing I’ve evr read (and believe me, I’ve read a few!) I read it out to a bunch of friends at one of our pagan/hippy gatherings in Wiltshire (UK), famous for it’s crop circles. Every one of them was gobsmacked.
    I don’t know if this is how the universe actually works, but I’m going to act as if it is.
    Thank you for a whole new world-view. Blessed Be!

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  • Commented on November 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    This is possibly true. Which scares me. Good read! ill share this one with foxy!

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  • Commented on December 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    This was all my friends and I talked about today! Ahh so amazing!

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  • Commented on July 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This is beautiful. And, just in case… I love you.

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  • Commented on October 31, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Hey, creepystuff3,
    “Creepypasta is the internet definition for short stories designed to unnerve, disturb, elicit a negative emotional response from, and scare the reader.”
    This story may not be creepy, but believing that you are not only the cause of everything bad in the world, but also the person that recieves everything bad in the world can be extremely unnerving.
    So before you insult others work, just look at how well it’s written and how interesting it is. This story gets a 5/5 from me.

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  • Ireadcreepypastas
    Commented on January 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    That means I’m you! And him, and her. And and she’s me? Your him but I’m him? We’re all me, you,her. But how does she be me?how is him her? I’m confused..

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  • Commented on March 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I AM ME AND ME AM I AND I AM EVERYONE AND EVERYONE AM I.

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  • Commented on March 25, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Cool, but doesn’t that mean we have sex with each other?

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  • Commented on May 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Pretty mind blowing!

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  • Commented on May 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I would say it was delicious but… no mouth, but really interesting, liked it alot.

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  • Commented on June 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Very nice!!

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  • Commented on June 3, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve read this so many times, and it still gets to me. Absolutely love it. 5/5

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  • Commented on June 30, 2013 at 4:19 am

    I start writing a book about reincarnation and how the person is born into another life, but she remembers everything. I was really surprised to see this. I give this a 6/5. It was great and I can’t wait to see if you’ll write something else.

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  • Commented on July 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Personally i am undecided as far as religion and the after life goes. But this was very creative, its not often i come across a story that makes me question my beliefs.

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  • Dragonanzar
    Commented on August 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, extremely interesting story. To bring a probably controversial point of view into consideration, from a Christian point of view, this could easily be fitted in. I mean, where Christ says whatever you did to the least of people, you did to me, in fact they would have. Love your neighbour – because your neighbour is yourself. All people are part of His metaphorical body because they are all the same soul. O.o So many connections……

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  • Commented on September 29, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Amazing! I hope you write more, you’re extremely talented! 🙂

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  • Commented on May 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Incredibly creative, wouldn’t really call it creepy, but I still gave it 5/5 because I enjoyed it so much. Good work.

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  • Commented on June 5, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Mind…blown.

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  • Commented on June 14, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    That was an amazing pasta. Probably the best I’ve read so far. The best part was trying too piece the pasta together before I finished reading.

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  • Commented on July 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    That means… you did yourself!

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  • Commented on August 2, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Pretty amazing. This is my second favorite pasta
    . 5/5.

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  • Commented on August 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Lol chinese peasant girl.Good story btw

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  • Commented on August 28, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Good story. I skimmed through it when I realised it was the Egg Theory. The video on youtube is quite enlightening but basically a theatrical version of the story.

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  • Commented on October 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    So, is there a favorite button that im missing here? I want to narrate a ton of these in my free time, but without being able to save them in any way, i miss alot of them. Onto the pasta, it is an excellent work, done professionally, and well through over, Props to the origional author for wracking my brain.

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  • Commented on October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Mind blown. If you talk to your friend are you talking to yourself

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  • Commented on November 11, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Pretty cool, I have already determine my beliefs and do not beleive this but the creativeness is pretty dang cool.

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  • Commented on December 9, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    What your story is saying is pretty much karma. One incarnation performs a deed of good the incarnates that received the action of kindness and it becomes a universal action. It’s vis versa for evil actions. Very good made me work for the understanding 6/5

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  • Commented on December 14, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Mind. Fuck.

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  • Commented on December 18, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I would say something here but looking at the rest of the comments for a moment, It would seem I’ve said enough. Great Pasta. I almost feel like a narcissist now xD

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  • Commented on March 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Really interesting and funny.I’d give it ten thumbs up, if only I had more more hands.

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  • Commented on March 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Woah. Mindfuck. I love it. 7/10

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  • Commented on March 18, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Ou…I love this pasta more then any others I’ve read… I’ve read it 6 times and I’ll read it again and again to… its 11/10… can’t wait to read another from you…

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  • Commented on March 31, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I invented the iPhone! I was Hitler! I was the first Black president!

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  • Commented on March 31, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Also, I wrote psychosis! And i gave it one star, some life

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  • Commented on April 23, 2014 at 7:33 am

    This one is a midnight marinara… I like that site for when I am sitting in class with a ear bud in… but I love this one any way! 5\5

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  • Commented on May 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

    This is very thought-provoking and in mind, ‘God’ is lying saying that one day he will become a god himself. Everytime he dies, he could give the same story. Being reincarnated into every person ever would be saying that he has already proven himself worthy as God has a grasp on time, he sends him back in time. He can send him forward in time. Has he already sent him to the end of time and the beginning? There would be no point as time can notbe changed from it’s current course. In this interpretation of the afterlife, there is no meaning or reason to life itself. I will give this a 9/10 as it is so unique.

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  • Commented on May 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    dude this is trippy

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  • Commented on August 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

    … Well.

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  • Commented on September 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Wow…. That was pretty amazing. Well done sir, well done.

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  • Commented on November 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    HOLY….CRAP…

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  • Commented on November 10, 2014 at 5:08 am

    mind=boom

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  • Commented on December 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    This was well thought up and really got me thinking. Great job!

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  • Commented on January 2, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Now I’m staring at my brother across the hallway through the open doors and rethinking everything I’ve ever said to him. Or to anyone, for that matter. people I can’t stand…they are me. I hate myself…but then I crush on myself too O.o what? Trippy

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  • justanotherface
    Commented on January 4, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Plot twist: the person who came up with the egg theory is the god, and the one who came up with this pasta is the one reincarnation before being “born”

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  • Commented on April 16, 2015 at 1:24 am

    no CreepyJeffMasky that’s what i thought (no literally i thought that,still do actually). this creepy pasta is awsome though not really creepy…9/10

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  • Commented on April 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I think that was the scariest pasta I have ever read…..

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  • Commented on April 23, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    For this kind of pasta you have to try and comprehend it to generate emotions. Such as door to infinity, once you comprehend it it can be very scary to think about, the ignorance that is bliss. Or imagining that what if nothing ever existed there was just nothing, scary.

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  • Commented on April 24, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    If this is true then …

    I am my brother who just happens to be the person next to me

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  • Commented on May 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I loved that. It really gives your mind some room to think. Kinda creepy if you ask me…I mean, think of all the interaction you do with people throughout the day. All of those interactions were him interacting with himself. Friends, family..lovers…it was all him.

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  • Commented on May 21, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Well..That escalated quickly

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  • MsFlynn
    Commented on June 12, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Man, my mind is blown. I wouldn’t exactly call this a creepypasta but it’s definitely a great story! I guess it’s kinda creepy how deep this is and how it makes you overthink life and the universe and basically everything. Wow. Wow!
    I tried to make a good reading out of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S05qDImS5ao Hope you enjoy, thanks! 🙂

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  • Commented on June 22, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Mind. Blown. Wow.

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  • Commented on June 25, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    one of my favorites.

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  • Commented on June 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Definitely makes you think. I loved it though so 10/10 purple taters

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  • Chubberbutt
    Commented on June 29, 2015 at 1:21 am

    So im the president? And a Victorias Secret model? And tesla? Hot damn! Im amazing

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  • Commented on July 7, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Has to be in top 10 of my favorite reality creepypastas

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  • Nelly
    Commented on August 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    This is amazing

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  • O)_(O
    Commented on September 19, 2015 at 5:26 am

    I remember reading this on Tumblr. -nostalgia-

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  • Alice
    Commented on September 27, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Wow! This story wasn’t that creepy, but it really blew my mind!

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  • katelyn
    Commented on October 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    so i wrote this story and all these comments two!!!!

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  • Commented on October 3, 2015 at 1:04 am

    I know it’s cliche but literally I’m dazed and left with no words

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  • Commented on October 4, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Woah. O_O
    This is one of the best pasta i’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying. I’ll definitely be eating again.

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  • Commented on October 19, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    holy fuck……. Mindfuck m8

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  • Commented on October 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    This is one of my top favorite mindfucks

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  • Commented on October 29, 2015 at 9:20 am

    omg that was sooooooooo deeeeeeep….. omg its awesome

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  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Awesome it was..my perspective towards life changed wholly!
    Great Work!

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  • Commented on November 2, 2015 at 7:54 am

    How cruel is the golden rule…

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  • Commented on January 4, 2016 at 1:54 am

    This really messed around with my mind (which is very good) 11/10

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  • Commented on January 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Total mindf*ck!! I love it!!

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  • Commented on January 25, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Ahh, I remember reading this story 4-5 years ago. Still gives me the same goosebumps to this day. What an incredible philosophy, a singular take on the entirely of all we know.

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  • Commented on February 1, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I rather enjoy pastas that make me think. I also like how straightforward it was as well

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  • Commented on February 4, 2016 at 4:57 am

    I have read this before and it got me thinking just like most of you and I’ve seriouslly started thinking god im a dick I’ve killed a lot of people the nice things in my different incarnations aren’t going to ever top the evil things EVER!!!

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  • Commented on February 13, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Hold your honors reincarnation is just a religion. Christianity is the true religion. :3

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  • SUPERSHASHA
    Commented on April 22, 2016 at 8:18 am

    He was mankind. As if mankind was one person in general. God was talking to mankind as if it were a person and saying that he is everyone.

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  • Commented on April 24, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Awesome

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  • Carter McCabe
    Commented on April 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Creepystuff3, your story sucks, and I don’t know why you hate this.

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  • Commented on June 22, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Way deeper than any pasta I’ve ever read, and more unnerving, too. Kudos

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  • Commented on July 19, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    It was amazing! I love it! I didn’t think a short story could surprize me ÃŪn such a pleasant way ever again. 10/10!

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  • Lyn22800
    Commented on August 1, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Ay creepystuff3, your story isnt the only thing thats tiny, this pasta was great, and what does drawing have to do with any of this? Whatever.

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  • Commented on September 3, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    5/5 For me, it really makes you think so congrats to the author, you did an amazing job. ^-^

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  • Commented on September 4, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Amazing

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  • Commented on June 5, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Wasn’t creepy in particular, it was quite imaginative. I loved that it unraveled at the end to make the title come to sense.

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  • Commented on June 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    HE IS ME!!!!

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  • Commented on June 12, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I AM HIM!!!

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  • Commented on August 8, 2013 at 1:13 am

    Well, this sure is a mindfuck. I got what i was looking for, but now im sure i wont be sleeping tonight.

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  • Commented on October 23, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    It’s not creepy, but it makes you think, 4/5 good story.

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  • Commented on December 16, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    the best pasta I have ever tasted.

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  • Commented on August 20, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Part two? :3

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  • Commented on February 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I’m Barack Obama!

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  • Commented on May 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Thank you guys. but remember, you wrote this story as well.

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  • Santana
    Commented on May 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Sounds a bit like Mr. Nobody.

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  • Commented on February 13, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Okay …. not really creepy.

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  • Commented on March 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Excellent.

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  • PixieFoxx
    Commented on July 31, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve read this pasta about 3 years ago for the first time. Back then I got a serious panic attack after finishing it…still became my favourite creeypasta experince!
    Incredible story, thank you!

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  • Commented on November 13, 2016 at 6:01 am

    What an interesting idea of a possible reality…… or an alternate one perhaps???

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  • The_One_Potatoe
    Commented on February 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Whoa this got to think what it would be like their. But can we be incarnadinet to animal as well

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  • Commented on March 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t think this can be labeled a creepypasta, imo at least.

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  • Commented on June 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I liked this story! but, it really isn’t that creepy or scary…..

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  • PaleTheKiller
    Commented on March 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I was like i wanna cry but im too bad at crying so i didt…so butyful pasta.

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  • Commented on March 4, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    so he had sex with him/herself a bazillion times. impressive.

    wow this pasta got me thinking, sent me in different directions during the story multiple times, the title completely throws you off. i liked it. i like when i expect something else and get something completely different.

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  • Commented on June 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Orihara Izaya… no longer walks this world

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  • Commented on July 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    DONT RIP OFF GOD AND JESUS LIKE THAT!

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  • Commented on October 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    ugh…this isnt creepy at ALL! mine is creepier than this..AND ITS TINY! if a rating out of 10…1/10! NOT CREEPY! im a bad drawer but my creepypastas are WAY creepier than this! geez…

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