Author The Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai (One Hundred Ghost Stories) Thread
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Inspired by the already existing Haiku Thread I decided to bring another Japanese tradition to MangaDex, the Collection of One Hundred Ghost Stories or rather Supernatural Stories. This is a Japanese tradition that came out of use after the Edo Period but is interesting nonetheless. So interesting, in fact, that I decided to revive it. The goal is to tell 100 supernatural stories.

As we do this on the Internet, I believe we can neglect the part with lighting 100 lanterns and then extinguishing one of them after every story, looking in a mirror while doing so. As this is thought to summon spirits after the 100th lantern is extinguished it might even be better to not do so, regardless if spirits exist or not.

Although the Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai is an Edo Period ritual, there are still enough ghost story tellings in manga nonetheless. So let's do like our favorite characters and tell some supernatural stories. Japanese or otherwise, traditional legend, urban legend, ancient myth, own experience or self-witten sory. It doesn't matter in the least. The point is the story being scary, nothing else.

So let's go and collect 100 ghost stories.
Last edited 1 mo ago by Albwin.
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Title: The Countess of Orlamünde - a ghost origin story from Germany
Author: Brothers Grimm, translated and retold by Albwin
Story Number: 1

Last edited 12 days ago by Albwin.
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I guess there's no choice,
I shall take the first step then,
I hope it's allowed.

Title: I found a USB Stick/The Long Face.
Author: u/Fyve
Story Number: 2
Last edited 12 days ago by EOTFOFYL.
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AAAAA
Why you even tell such scary story in here!
Are you guys just masochist or something?
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@mrguest
That's the idea of this thread and the Japanese tradition behind it. Although, in my case, I have started this thread because I both like some pleasant scares (only reading this by daylight, though) and am interested what kind of tales will come about and whether they have obvious or hidden elements of traditional folklore.

Greetings,

Albwin

P.S.: If you'd like, why not add a story yourself? Sharing a story that frightens you could possibly take it off your mind instead if you really don't like this kind of story. And no worries, only the 100th story will summon a spirit according to Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai tradition. As the third storyteller you'd still be safe.
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Hello there, it's me,
back with another story.
Another favorite.

Title: I've come to terms with the fact that everything I know is a dream.
Author: u/tiyafwons
Story Number: 3

Last edited 12 days ago by EOTFOFYL.
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Deep in my archive,
dredged from my many stored files,
another story.

P.S:
Past and future posts
will be placed in a spoiler
to conserve screen space.

Ttile: TheOshavein.png
Author: u/enablednightmare
Story Number: 4

Last edited 12 days ago by EOTFOFYL.
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I know what you think,
"It's too soon for Halloween."
It's an exception.

Title: Skin-Walker
Author: u/Truth_By_Fire
Story Number: 5

Last edited 12 days ago by EOTFOFYL.
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You think it's over?
This is just the beginning,
your nightmare awaits.

Unprecedented,
It's a multi-work series,
enjoy the saga!

Title: There's a strange girl who rides the elevators in my building late at night
Author: u/6eoff
Story Number: 6

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


The next few chapters
shall arrive on another
day; until next time!
Last edited 12 days ago by EOTFOFYL.
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As we do this on the Internet, I believe we can neglect the part with lighting 100 lanterns and then extinguishing one of them after every story, looking in a mirror while doing so.


I mean... we do have a lantern emoji. 🏮
You can put 100 on your original comment and edit it down as the number of stories increase. What's the spirit gonna do? Travel all the way around the world from Japan to haunt everyone who told stories? Even if they're gonna spawn from our phones Ring style we got crucifix emojis! ✝️
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Title: The Gule of Lake Röthesee - a water-related ghost story from Germany
Author: Albwin based on a folktale from Germany
Story Number: 7

Last edited 12 days ago by Albwin.
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Of course Germany, birthplace of Grimms' fairy tales, would have these kinds of stories readily available...
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The next part is here,
go read to your heart's content.
Do you need spare pants?

Title: There's a strange girl who rides the elevators in my building late at night

Part 4


Part 5/FINAL
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Title: The call of the Douen - a ghost story from Trinidad and Tobago
Author: Albwin based on a folktale from Trinidad and Tobago
Story Number: 8

Last edited 12 days ago by Albwin.
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@Albwin
What's a Trinbago?
No hits from cursory search,
leaving me clueless.
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@EOTFOFYL
Trinbago is the short term for Trinidad and Tobago sometimes used in the native dialect.
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Another story,
this one is a recent read.
Hope you enjoy it.

@Albwin
Danke. Also should we move this thread to the Literature section?

Title: The school that I work for never sent the kids home for the summer
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@EOTFOFYL
Moving the thread might be a good idea, especially seeing as ghost stories can be regarded both as oral and written literature. I don't know how to do so, though.
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@Albwin
We require power,
summoning moderators.
I'll begin the rite.

@Holo
Oh moderator,
we beseech thee to aid us,
teleport this thread.
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Moved.