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--> ''"I've never heard of this particular summer camp, but it was cheap and we were broke."''
-->-- '''Billy''', ''The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing''

A LetsPlay of ''AnimalCrossing: Wild World'' by Chewbot, a DarkerAndEdgier version of the [[SugarBowl cute little game you know and love]].

This is the story of eight-year-old Billy and his [[BlatantLies wondrous adventures]] at "Camp". Arriving at what seems to be an innocuous summer camp with nothing but the clothes on his back (the driver took off with his things in the trunk), Billy quickly finds himself in an empty house with a dead land line and no way of escape. He's quickly informed that he's in debt for a house he didn't buy and then swindled into working for Tom Nook, a Mafia-like raccoon he suddenly owes money to.

...But there's more. Something is off about the camp; there are no other kids around except him, and the only company he has are that of animated talking animals. Everyone in the camp seems to be in on some secret, and Billy can't trust any of them. Some of them even disappear suddenly during the night, leaving without a trace. With his world spiraling out of control, Billy takes matters into his own eight-year-old hands and attempts to find out what [[TownWithADarkSecret dark, dirty secret]] [[SugarApocalypse this cute little place is keeping...]]

[[FromBadToWorse And it all goes downhill from there.]]

Can be found [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Animal%20Crossing/index.html here]]. [[BlatantLies Happy reading]] and [[NightmareFuel sweet dreams]].

Other LetsPlay style stories he's written include ''LetsPlay/PlagueAndTreacheryOnTheOregonTrail'', which is ''much'' LighterAndSofter than this story, for those who might have trouble sleeping tonight.
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!! This provides examples of:
* TheAlcatraz: Much of the story is about Billy's attempts to escape the camp. [[spoiler:Towards the end, it is revealed that he isn't the first one to try to do so.]]
* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Billy Was A Rabbit]]: in the anti-box ending.]]
* ApocalypticLog: Nook's diary.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The description of Billy's "new" "cabin":
-->''No toilet, no sink, not even a goddamn chair. I get a cardboard box, a candle with no matches and a boom box that only plays one song. And it fucking '''skips'''.''
* ArtifactOfDoom: Those [[spoiler:gyroids]] aren't all that they seem...
* ArtShift: The LP slowly goes from screenshots to drawn artwork. Goes into full effect in the pro-box ending.
* AudioAdaptation: Only Chapters 1 and 12 were done.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Penny]]
** [[spoiler: And Billy in the anti-box ending. All he wanted to do was introduce Tom Nook to his pretty friend Mr. Axe...]]
* [[spoiler:BalefulPolymorph]]
* BigBad: Tom Nook, [[spoiler:or so he appears to be at first...]]
* BodyHorror: If you consider [[spoiler:the slow transformation into an animal along with the loss of your sanity]] body horror, then yeah.
** It's revealed that [[spoiler:you get better from your loss of sanity]], but for real horror, [[spoiler:look at Penny's slowly decaying face]].
* BookEnds: Anti-box ending only.
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: It works out [[HaveANiceDeath about as well]], too.
* CrazySurvivalist: Billy. Did we mention he's only eight years old?
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The epitome of this trope. Everything's all cute animals on the outside, hard-to-top horror on the inside.
** [[spoiler: And this was preferable to what they did at first. Tom says that they used to torture the new kids, and he's the one who came up with the idea to at least keep them distracted and happy until, and sometimes even after they cross.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Billy in the anti-box end.
* DarkFic
* DarkerAndEdgier
* {{Deconstruction}}: More or less showing just how disturbing finding oneself in a world full of [[AnthropomorphicAnimal Anthropomophic Animals]] and not being able to leave would be. To say nothing about how most of us would react to being confronted by such creatures in RealLife.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Tom Nook crosses this towards the end. It is eventually what [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to suicide.]]]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The anti-box ending. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And then Billy was a rabbit.]]]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Poor Tom Nook.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Billy in the anti-box ending. It didn't take, though.]]
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: In some ways, [[spoiler:the pro-box ending. It's definitely more bittersweet than happy, but it comes about by Billy acting rather than turning away and refusing to open the box.]]
* EyePatchOfPower: Well, it's more of a band aid, but it doesn't make little Billy any less badass.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:The residents rip Billy's eye out and give it to Penny. Oh, but don't worry. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He gets it back]]]].
* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Penny]] does it [[http://www.blackbloodoftheearth.com/images/ACrossing/Part11_02.jpg here (spoiler warning)]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: In hindsight, [[spoiler:slowly turning into an animal]] is bad, but [[spoiler:having to work with every single demand of Penny's or otherwise being slowly ripped apart]] is ''even worse''.
* FisherKingdom
* FridgeLogic: In-universe; Billy wonders how Penny could send a balloon message every day without being noticed, how she stole Nook's notebook, and how she escaped from Nook. He ignores all of this in favor of allowing himself to believe that he's finally found someone he can trust, [[spoiler:but then you find out that Nook was the one behind the balloon messages all along...]]
* FridgeHorror: An in-universe example. [[spoiler:''What do the gyroids turn animals into?'']]
* GenreSavvy: Billy, most of the time. For example, in the pro-box ending, [[spoiler:while Penny monologues about the ways she could dismember Billy, he attacks her while she's still talking]].
* HopeSpot: The early balloon arc. Billy gets messages in balloons from a girl named Penny, someone who might be an ally; from this he starts piecing things together about the camp, and he eventually figures out that there are other kids and they might even be able to escape all together... [[spoiler:then ''wham'', Penny apparently gets captured and it turns out it was actually Nook sending the messages. Penny is the one running the whole freakshow, and Nook is the only friend he's got.]]
* IAmSpartacus: Played with. [[spoiler:Penny demands Billy to tell her who took her papers, or else someone from a crowd of kids gets it each time he lies. A boy in the crowd named Phillip claims it was himself. Penny takes him to the back of the house, and he gives her a gut wound with his sharpened crutch before she kills him.]]
* InfantImmortality: Averted, ''and how!'' [[spoiler:Most of the animals started out as children just like Billy, and numerous other children are imprisoned and going through the transformation themselves. Billy notices a few children with missing limbs in the crowd near the end. And in the very same scene, Penny asks the crowd who it is that's trying to betray her. When no one answers, she takes a random little boy, ''rips him apart, and waves at the crowd with his severed arm.'']]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[spoiler: After beating the crap out of Penny, she falls off the balcony, taking Billy with her. This is followed by Billy twisting his body around and executing a twelve-story body slam, then gets up and rips her eye out. The eye he rips out was his in the first place.]]
--> '''Billy''': This. Is ''mine''.
* LetsPlay
* {{Macguffin}}: Subverted with the Gyroids. [[spoiler: Collect enough and they'll turn you into an animal]]
* [[spoiler:{{Metamorphosis}}]]
* MultipleEndings: A rare non-video game example - Pro-Box or Anti-Box. Take your pick.
** Pro-Box Ending: [[spoiler:Billy opens Penny's final present, and finds out the truth about Penny, Tom, and the island. Not only that, but he manages to escape.]] The GoldenEnding, essentially.
** Anti-Box Ending: [[spoiler:Billy runs away from Penny's final present, attempts to kill himself, tries to kill Tom, and crosses.]] If Pro-Box is the GoldenEnding, then Anti-Box is the BadEnding. [[spoiler:Anti-Box is sort of a "what if" concering Billy getting lucky with his victory, Billy taking a while to cross, and doesn't really make sense unless you know that plot twist from Pro-Box]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:What Billy does to Penny at the end]]. Chewbot states that he chose this because of how brutally raw beating someone with your fists is.
* OnlySaneMan: Billy
* PrecisionFStrike: Invoked ''many'' times, despite the fact that [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour the narrator is only eight years old.]][[spoiler: Though he's thirty years old when he's writing all this down.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler: Billy, of a sort, in the anti-box ending. Notice how the tone becomes a ''lot'' more childlike after the Resetti segment.]]
* QuoteMine: There's an instance of this to make Tom Nook seem more evil. Of course, most of the screenshots and dialogue is taken out of context, and some of it is just Chewbot and other players sending messages that are clearly ''not'' what the game intended the system to be used for.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Tom Nook, a few times.
** Subverted in that [[spoiler: he's a pretty decent guy, trying to help others avoid his and the rest of the island's fate]].
* SanitySlippage: You get better, but the guilt of what you did stays with you forever.
* SchmuckBait: For people who come into it knowing what to expect. "Hey, it can't be that bad... *several chapters later* [[CurseCutShort FFFF-]]...
* ShoutOut:
** [[WhamEpisode Chapter 10]] is called [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} "Weighted Companion Box."]]
** Chapter 8 is called "Literature/HeartOfDarkness." While this seems to be a coincidence at first, in this chapter, [[spoiler:Tom Nook]] acts very similarly to Kurtz from the novella.
* [[spoiler:ShutUpHannibal: Billy kills Penny while she's going into detail about how she'll kill him.]]
* SirSwearsALot: Billy, who happens to be 8 years old.
* SmugSnake: Tom Nook, or at least how Billy sees him. [[spoiler: Of course it's subverted.]]
* SugarApocalypse
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Subverted in the final chapter. [[spoiler:See ShutUpHannibal above.]]
* TheEndOrIsIt: In the epilogue, [[FridgeLogic Billy wonders]]... If the [[spoiler: Gyroids turn humans into animals, ''what do they turn animals into?'']]
* TitleDrop: Of the original game. [[spoiler: Animal Crossing describes the transformation from human into animal.]]
* TownWithADarkSecret
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Why do you think they call it ''Animal Crossing?'']]
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 10. Boy, ''howdy''.
** Chapter 8 as well, because this is when Billy finds out, [[TheReveal among other things,]] that [[spoiler:Tom Nook WasOnceAMan.]]
* WhamLine:
-->'''Tom Nook''': [[spoiler:"I sent you those letters, Billy."]].
** And then later [[UpToEleven in the same conversation]]:
-->'''Billy''': [[spoiler:"Then... there's no Penny? She was never real?]]
-->'''Tom''': [[spoiler:"Oh, she's real alright. She's the one running this freakshow.]]
** Also, in the form of the picture of that Billy pieces together [[spoiler:and we realize he's ''on an island'']].
** "[[spoiler:Tom]] died unloved and alone in a dirty hole like an animal".
**
--> [[spoiler: "Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler: The very last coda reveals that the story is actually an official transcript to the US government that Billy wrote. He is now almost thirty, has had intense psychiatric treatment, and has never returned home.]]
* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''SilentHill''. Yahtzee probably did it first, but this one actually did it to ''even more disturbing levels''.
** Either that or ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''TheIsland''.
** Let's see... town with a dark secret, a strange bunch of animals [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan who were once normal people]]]], ominous artifacts that play with your mind [[spoiler:and slowly mutate people]], a mob that bursts into your house, [[spoiler:beats you, rips one of your eyes out]] and then acts like nothing happened, a twisted psycho [[spoiler:who is a borderline [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abomination]]]]... yep, that's what happens when ''Animal Crossing'' meets [[TheShadowOverInnsmouth The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]... also H.P. Lovecraft in general.
** ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''Lord of the Flies'', in Tom Nook's own words.
*** Turned UpToEleven, apparently.
** Maybe some ''Island of Doctor Moreau'', for good measure?
** It's a RunningGag on this wiki and others that ''AnimalCrossing'' is just like ''ThePrisoner'', but this version of the main character (Billy) shares Number Six's attitude about the second most important person not telling him enough, the most important person never showing up or speaking to him, and not being able to escape from town.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Fan art by Demon Allie]]
--> ''"I've never heard of this particular summer camp, but it was cheap and we were broke."''
-->-- '''Billy''', ''The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing''

A LetsPlay of ''AnimalCrossing: Wild World'' by Chewbot, a DarkerAndEdgier version of the [[SugarBowl cute little game you know and love]].

This is the story of eight-year-old Billy and his [[BlatantLies wondrous adventures]] at "Camp". Arriving at what seems to be an innocuous summer camp with nothing but the clothes on his back (the driver took off with his things in the trunk), Billy quickly finds himself in an empty house with a dead land line and no way of escape. He's quickly informed that he's in debt for a house he didn't buy and then swindled into working for Tom Nook, a Mafia-like raccoon he suddenly owes money to.

...But there's more. Something is off about the camp; there are no other kids around except him, and the only company he has are that of animated talking animals. Everyone in the camp seems to be in on some secret, and Billy can't trust any of them. Some of them even disappear suddenly during the night, leaving without a trace. With his world spiraling out of control, Billy takes matters into his own eight-year-old hands and attempts to find out what [[TownWithADarkSecret dark, dirty secret]] [[SugarApocalypse this cute little place is keeping...]]

[[FromBadToWorse And it all goes downhill from there.]]

Can be found [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Animal%20Crossing/index.html here]]. [[BlatantLies Happy reading]] and [[NightmareFuel sweet dreams]].

Other LetsPlay style stories he's written include ''LetsPlay/PlagueAndTreacheryOnTheOregonTrail'', which is ''much'' LighterAndSofter than this story, for those who might have trouble sleeping tonight.
----
!! This provides examples of:
* TheAlcatraz: Much of the story is about Billy's attempts to escape the camp. [[spoiler:Towards the end, it is revealed that he isn't the first one to try to do so.]]
* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Billy Was A Rabbit]]: in the anti-box ending.]]
* ApocalypticLog: Nook's diary.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The description of Billy's "new" "cabin":
-->''No toilet, no sink, not even a goddamn chair. I get a cardboard box, a candle with no matches and a boom box that only plays one song. And it fucking '''skips'''.''
* ArtifactOfDoom: Those [[spoiler:gyroids]] aren't all that they seem...
* ArtShift: The LP slowly goes from screenshots to drawn artwork. Goes into full effect in the pro-box ending.
* AudioAdaptation: Only Chapters 1 and 12 were done.
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Penny]]
** [[spoiler: And Billy in the anti-box ending. All he wanted to do was introduce Tom Nook to his pretty friend Mr. Axe...]]
* [[spoiler:BalefulPolymorph]]
* BigBad: Tom Nook, [[spoiler:or so he appears to be at first...]]
* BodyHorror: If you consider [[spoiler:the slow transformation into an animal along with the loss of your sanity]] body horror, then yeah.
** It's revealed that [[spoiler:you get better from your loss of sanity]], but for real horror, [[spoiler:look at Penny's slowly decaying face]].
* BookEnds: Anti-box ending only.
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: It works out [[HaveANiceDeath about as well]], too.
* CrazySurvivalist: Billy. Did we mention he's only eight years old?
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The epitome of this trope. Everything's all cute animals on the outside, hard-to-top horror on the inside.
** [[spoiler: And this was preferable to what they did at first. Tom says that they used to torture the new kids, and he's the one who came up with the idea to at least keep them distracted and happy until, and sometimes even after they cross.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Billy in the anti-box end.
* DarkFic
* DarkerAndEdgier
* {{Deconstruction}}: More or less showing just how disturbing finding oneself in a world full of [[AnthropomorphicAnimal Anthropomophic Animals]] and not being able to leave would be. To say nothing about how most of us would react to being confronted by such creatures in RealLife.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Tom Nook crosses this towards the end. It is eventually what [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to suicide.]]]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The anti-box ending. [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And then Billy was a rabbit.]]]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Poor Tom Nook.]]
** [[spoiler:Also, Billy in the anti-box ending. It didn't take, though.]]
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: In some ways, [[spoiler:the pro-box ending. It's definitely more bittersweet than happy, but it comes about by Billy acting rather than turning away and refusing to open the box.]]
* EyePatchOfPower: Well, it's more of a band aid, but it doesn't make little Billy any less badass.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:The residents rip Billy's eye out and give it to Penny. Oh, but don't worry. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome He gets it back]]]].
* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Penny]] does it [[http://www.blackbloodoftheearth.com/images/ACrossing/Part11_02.jpg here (spoiler warning)]].
* FateWorseThanDeath: In hindsight, [[spoiler:slowly turning into an animal]] is bad, but [[spoiler:having to work with every single demand of Penny's or otherwise being slowly ripped apart]] is ''even worse''.
* FisherKingdom
* FridgeLogic: In-universe; Billy wonders how Penny could send a balloon message every day without being noticed, how she stole Nook's notebook, and how she escaped from Nook. He ignores all of this in favor of allowing himself to believe that he's finally found someone he can trust, [[spoiler:but then you find out that Nook was the one behind the balloon messages all along...]]
* FridgeHorror: An in-universe example. [[spoiler:''What do the gyroids turn animals into?'']]
* GenreSavvy: Billy, most of the time. For example, in the pro-box ending, [[spoiler:while Penny monologues about the ways she could dismember Billy, he attacks her while she's still talking]].
* HopeSpot: The early balloon arc. Billy gets messages in balloons from a girl named Penny, someone who might be an ally; from this he starts piecing things together about the camp, and he eventually figures out that there are other kids and they might even be able to escape all together... [[spoiler:then ''wham'', Penny apparently gets captured and it turns out it was actually Nook sending the messages. Penny is the one running the whole freakshow, and Nook is the only friend he's got.]]
* IAmSpartacus: Played with. [[spoiler:Penny demands Billy to tell her who took her papers, or else someone from a crowd of kids gets it each time he lies. A boy in the crowd named Phillip claims it was himself. Penny takes him to the back of the house, and he gives her a gut wound with his sharpened crutch before she kills him.]]
* InfantImmortality: Averted, ''and how!'' [[spoiler:Most of the animals started out as children just like Billy, and numerous other children are imprisoned and going through the transformation themselves. Billy notices a few children with missing limbs in the crowd near the end. And in the very same scene, Penny asks the crowd who it is that's trying to betray her. When no one answers, she takes a random little boy, ''rips him apart, and waves at the crowd with his severed arm.'']]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[spoiler: After beating the crap out of Penny, she falls off the balcony, taking Billy with her. This is followed by Billy twisting his body around and executing a twelve-story body slam, then gets up and rips her eye out. The eye he rips out was his in the first place.]]
--> '''Billy''': This. Is ''mine''.
* LetsPlay
* {{Macguffin}}: Subverted with the Gyroids. [[spoiler: Collect enough and they'll turn you into an animal]]
* [[spoiler:{{Metamorphosis}}]]
* MultipleEndings: A rare non-video game example - Pro-Box or Anti-Box. Take your pick.
** Pro-Box Ending: [[spoiler:Billy opens Penny's final present, and finds out the truth about Penny, Tom, and the island. Not only that, but he manages to escape.]] The GoldenEnding, essentially.
** Anti-Box Ending: [[spoiler:Billy runs away from Penny's final present, attempts to kill himself, tries to kill Tom, and crosses.]] If Pro-Box is the GoldenEnding, then Anti-Box is the BadEnding. [[spoiler:Anti-Box is sort of a "what if" concering Billy getting lucky with his victory, Billy taking a while to cross, and doesn't really make sense unless you know that plot twist from Pro-Box]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:What Billy does to Penny at the end]]. Chewbot states that he chose this because of how brutally raw beating someone with your fists is.
* OnlySaneMan: Billy
* PrecisionFStrike: Invoked ''many'' times, despite the fact that [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour the narrator is only eight years old.]][[spoiler: Though he's thirty years old when he's writing all this down.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler: Billy, of a sort, in the anti-box ending. Notice how the tone becomes a ''lot'' more childlike after the Resetti segment.]]
* QuoteMine: There's an instance of this to make Tom Nook seem more evil. Of course, most of the screenshots and dialogue is taken out of context, and some of it is just Chewbot and other players sending messages that are clearly ''not'' what the game intended the system to be used for.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Tom Nook, a few times.
** Subverted in that [[spoiler: he's a pretty decent guy, trying to help others avoid his and the rest of the island's fate]].
* SanitySlippage: You get better, but the guilt of what you did stays with you forever.
* SchmuckBait: For people who come into it knowing what to expect. "Hey, it can't be that bad... *several chapters later* [[CurseCutShort FFFF-]]...
* ShoutOut:
** [[WhamEpisode Chapter 10]] is called [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} "Weighted Companion Box."]]
** Chapter 8 is called "Literature/HeartOfDarkness." While this seems to be a coincidence at first, in this chapter, [[spoiler:Tom Nook]] acts very similarly to Kurtz from the novella.
* [[spoiler:ShutUpHannibal: Billy kills Penny while she's going into detail about how she'll kill him.]]
* SirSwearsALot: Billy, who happens to be 8 years old.
* SmugSnake: Tom Nook, or at least how Billy sees him. [[spoiler: Of course it's subverted.]]
* SugarApocalypse
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Subverted in the final chapter. [[spoiler:See ShutUpHannibal above.]]
* TheEndOrIsIt: In the epilogue, [[FridgeLogic Billy wonders]]... If the [[spoiler: Gyroids turn humans into animals, ''what do they turn animals into?'']]
* TitleDrop: Of the original game. [[spoiler: Animal Crossing describes the transformation from human into animal.]]
* TownWithADarkSecret
* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Why do you think they call it ''Animal Crossing?'']]
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 10. Boy, ''howdy''.
** Chapter 8 as well, because this is when Billy finds out, [[TheReveal among other things,]] that [[spoiler:Tom Nook WasOnceAMan.]]
* WhamLine:
-->'''Tom Nook''': [[spoiler:"I sent you those letters, Billy."]].
** And then later [[UpToEleven in the same conversation]]:
-->'''Billy''': [[spoiler:"Then... there's no Penny? She was never real?]]
-->'''Tom''': [[spoiler:"Oh, she's real alright. She's the one running this freakshow.]]
** Also, in the form of the picture of that Billy pieces together [[spoiler:and we realize he's ''on an island'']].
** "[[spoiler:Tom]] died unloved and alone in a dirty hole like an animal".
**
--> [[spoiler: "Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: [[spoiler: The very last coda reveals that the story is actually an official transcript to the US government that Billy wrote. He is now almost thirty, has had intense psychiatric treatment, and has never returned home.]]
* XMeetsY: ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''SilentHill''. Yahtzee probably did it first, but this one actually did it to ''even more disturbing levels''.
** Either that or ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''TheIsland''.
** Let's see... town with a dark secret, a strange bunch of animals [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan who were once normal people]]]], ominous artifacts that play with your mind [[spoiler:and slowly mutate people]], a mob that bursts into your house, [[spoiler:beats you, rips one of your eyes out]] and then acts like nothing happened, a twisted psycho [[spoiler:who is a borderline [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abomination]]]]... yep, that's what happens when ''Animal Crossing'' meets [[TheShadowOverInnsmouth The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]... also H.P. Lovecraft in general.
** ''Animal Crossing'' meets ''Lord of the Flies'', in Tom Nook's own words.
*** Turned UpToEleven, apparently.
** Maybe some ''Island of Doctor Moreau'', for good measure?
** It's a RunningGag on this wiki and others that ''AnimalCrossing'' is just like ''ThePrisoner'', but this version of the main character (Billy) shares Number Six's attitude about the second most important person not telling him enough, the most important person never showing up or speaking to him, and not being able to escape from town.
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5th Jul '13 12:01:54 AM Zuldim
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--> [[spoiler: "Nook called it Animal Crossing."]]
4th Jul '13 11:47:02 PM Zuldim
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** [[spoiler:''What do the gyroids turn animals into?'']]

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** * FridgeHorror: An in-universe example. [[spoiler:''What do the gyroids turn animals into?'']]
20th Jun '13 12:36:53 PM complainian
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Can be found [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Animal%20Crossing/index.html here]]. [[BlatantLies Happy reading]] and sweet dreams.

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Can be found [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Animal%20Crossing/index.html here]]. [[BlatantLies Happy reading]] and [[NightmareFuel sweet dreams.dreams]].
18th Jun '13 8:48:34 AM TypoKiller
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** Let's see... town with a dark secret, a strange bunch of animals [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan who were once normal people]]]], ominous artifacts that play with your mind [[spoiler: and slowly mutate folks]], a mob that bursts into your house, [[spoiler: beat you, rip one of your eyes off]] and then act like nothing happened, a twisted psycho [[spoiler: that borderline with [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abomination]]]]...yep, that's what happens when ''Animal Crossing'' meets [[TheShadowOverInnsmouth The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]...also H.P. Lovecraft in general.

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** Let's see... town with a dark secret, a strange bunch of animals [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan [[spoiler:[[WasOnceAMan who were once normal people]]]], ominous artifacts that play with your mind [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and slowly mutate folks]], people]], a mob that bursts into your house, [[spoiler: beat [[spoiler:beats you, rip rips one of your eyes off]] out]] and then act acts like nothing happened, a twisted psycho [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:who is a borderline with [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abomination]]]]...abomination]]]]... yep, that's what happens when ''Animal Crossing'' meets [[TheShadowOverInnsmouth The Shadow Over Innsmouth]]...Innsmouth]]... also H.P. Lovecraft in general.
18th Jun '13 8:47:01 AM TypoKiller
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-->'''Tom Nook''':[[spoiler: "I sent you those letters, Billy."]].

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-->'''Tom Nook''':[[spoiler: "I Nook''': [[spoiler:"I sent you those letters, Billy."]].



-->'''Billy''':[[spoiler: "Then... there's no Penny? She was never real?]]
-->'''Tom''':[[spoiler: "Oh, she's real alright. She's the one running this freakshow.]]
** Also, in the form of the picture of that Billy pieces together [[spoiler: and we realize he's ''on an island'']].

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-->'''Billy''':[[spoiler: "Then...-->'''Billy''': [[spoiler:"Then... there's no Penny? She was never real?]]
-->'''Tom''':[[spoiler: "Oh, -->'''Tom''': [[spoiler:"Oh, she's real alright. She's the one running this freakshow.]]
** Also, in the form of the picture of that Billy pieces together [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and we realize he's ''on an island'']].
18th Jun '13 8:45:45 AM TypoKiller
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* SchmuckBait: for people who come into it knowing what to expect. "Hey, it can't be that bad... *several chapters later* [[CurseCutShort FFFF-]]...

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* SchmuckBait: for For people who come into it knowing what to expect. "Hey, it can't be that bad... *several chapters later* [[CurseCutShort FFFF-]]...
18th Jun '13 8:44:45 AM TypoKiller
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** Anti-Box Ending: [[spoiler:Billy runs away from Penny's final present, attempts to kill himself, tries to kill Tom, and crosses.]] If Pro-Box is the GoldenEnding, then Anti-Box is the BadEnding. [[spoiler:Anti-Box is sort of a "what if" concering Billy getting lucky with his victory, Billy taking a while to cross, and doesn't really make sense unless you know that plot twists from Pro-Box]].

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** Anti-Box Ending: [[spoiler:Billy runs away from Penny's final present, attempts to kill himself, tries to kill Tom, and crosses.]] If Pro-Box is the GoldenEnding, then Anti-Box is the BadEnding. [[spoiler:Anti-Box is sort of a "what if" concering Billy getting lucky with his victory, Billy taking a while to cross, and doesn't really make sense unless you know that plot twists twist from Pro-Box]].
9th Jun '13 7:33:03 PM albino-ottsel
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-->'''Penny''':[[spoiler: "Oh, she's real alright. She's the one running this freakshow.]]

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-->'''Penny''':[[spoiler: -->'''Tom''':[[spoiler: "Oh, she's real alright. She's the one running this freakshow.]]
28th Feb '13 12:16:01 AM Langdon2
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* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Billy Was A Rabbit]]: [[in the anti-box ending.]]

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* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Billy Was A Rabbit]]: [[in in the anti-box ending.]]
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