Originating as a creepypasta based on the action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and published by Hall from to , the series is known for subverting and playing with common tropes and themes of creepypasta and The Legend of Zelda series. Serving as Hall's first novel, the first arc of the series, titled The Haunted Cartridge and released in , 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 week by the presence of a seemingly omniscient being called BEN. The second arc, titled The Moon Children and taking place from late to mid, follows the public emergence of a mysterious cult worshiping the Moon, who sacrifice their members to the goddess Luna. The third arc, titled The Awakening , began publication in March , following new and returning characters after an unknown societal collapse taking place in linked to the phenomenon leads to a second Great Depression , as well as continuing storylines established in the previous arcs with the intent of tying them together. The series is one of the most popular web serials on the internet, with a readership 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.
Try Now! The first installment of the Ben Drowned story, part of a genre of online horror called creepypasta , was posted to 4chan in September by user Jadusable, whose real name is Alex Hall. In that post and the following four that comprise the original creepypasta, Jadusable tells the story of playing a haunted game.
Where does Ben Drowned come from?
Artwork created by sarawtf. 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. Doing so will result in a ban. This is not copypasta, this is a long read, but I feel like my safety or well-being could very well depend on this.
When he plays the game, he begins to suspect it is haunted by the ghost of a boy named Ben who drowned. 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. That weekend, I decided to drive around a few neighborhoods about twenty minutes or so off-campus, hitting up the local garage sales.