History Webcomic / SilentHillPromise

8th Apr '16 7:18:54 AM BenOfHouston
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''Promise'' is updated daily and has an archive of over 900 pages to date. [[http://sleeplonger.org/ Read it here]].

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''Promise'' is updated daily and has an archive of over 900 pages to date. [[http://sleeplonger.org/ [[http://greer-the-raven.deviantart.com/gallery/?folder_name=Silent-Hill Read it here]].
on DeviantArt]].
8th Mar '16 1:49:37 PM dreamsepilogue
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* EldritchLocation: [[SilentHill Where do you think?]]


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* [[spoiler: IncestIsRelative: It's becoming increasingly-obvious that Vanessa had the hots for her Uncle James. The big question is whether or not he knew, and if he did, [[YourCheatingHeart if he returned it]] [[{{Squick}} at all...]]]]


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* ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime / ViolationOfCommonSense: The artist isn't above allowing some of the more outrageous suggestions, but will typically include a snarky comment mocking the protagonist for making such an absurd decision. More to the point, the action will usually be spun in a way that [[RailRoading the story can still continue]], such as kicking a locked door in frustration having the unintended consequence of knocking a key item off a shelf.
30th Jul '15 11:02:13 PM warmwolves
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* PeekABooCorpse: Happens several times. In the tub of a hotel bathroom, chained to a wall, two [[Squick curled up together on a bed]]....

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* PeekABooCorpse: Happens several times. In the tub of a hotel bathroom, chained to a wall, two [[Squick [[{{Squick}} curled up together on a bed]]....
30th Jul '15 10:57:07 PM warmwolves
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* AmusementParkOfDoom



** Evelyn doesn't like his name being talked about, taking even a curious question if its seriously his name as an insult.

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** Evelyn doesn't like his name being talked about, taking even a curious question if its it's seriously his name as an insult.



* CharacterPortrait: Used for dialogue and inner monologue for every person. Marissa is a special case, as when she's seen she is too far away to tell details, so she starts as a pixel version of herself talking on the phone from when Vanessa could see her from the hotel. She's gotten a more detailed one now that her and Vanessa have actually met.

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* CharacterPortrait: Used for dialogue and inner monologue for every person. Marissa is was a special case, as when she's seen she is too far away to tell details, so she starts as a pixel version of herself talking on the phone from when Vanessa could see her from the hotel. She's gotten a more detailed one now that her and Vanessa have actually met.met, though.



* FairCop: Sergeant Vaan

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* FairCop: Sergeant VaanVaan.



** When Vanessa's mother [[spoiler: calls her to ask why she hasn't shown up for their lunch date yet.]]

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** When Vanessa's mother [[spoiler: calls her to ask why she hasn't shown up for their lunch date yet.]]



* WorldOfSymbolism: From the items in the world, to the enemy designs, to scenes replicated by mannequins and puppets, it gives a slight perspective into Vanessa's backstory as, [[spoiler: revealed by Angela in SilentHill2, people in Silent Hill experience their own personal torment.]]

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* WorldOfSymbolism: From the items in the world, to the enemy designs, to scenes replicated by mannequins and puppets, it gives a slight perspective into Vanessa's backstory as, as [[spoiler: revealed by Angela in SilentHill2, people in Silent Hill experience their own personal torment.]]
30th Jul '15 10:51:31 PM warmwolves
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* HyperspaceArsenal: Possibly averted, as we have yet to see Vanessa put anything in her coat that would not fit there.
** Played with in that there is a reference that the pockets are starting to get full. Also, she didn't pick up a traffic cone since she wouldn't have a place to put it.

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* HyperspaceArsenal: Possibly averted, as we Averted. There have yet to see Vanessa put anything in her coat that would not fit there.
** Played with in that there is a reference that the
been multiple mentions of Vanessa's pockets are starting to get getting full. Also, In a recent update, she didn't pick up a traffic cone since she wouldn't have a place even had to put it.toss some of the things in her pockets to make a key fit in there.



** In a recent update, she had to toss some of the things in her pockets to make a key fit in there.



* [[spoiler: IncestSubtext]]: Becoming more and more prominent [[spoiler: with regard to Vanessa and James]].

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* [[spoiler: IncestSubtext]]: IncestSubtext: Becoming more and more prominent [[spoiler: with regard to Vanessa and James]].



* KillItWithFire: Vanessa's response to the booth at the amusement park that's ''full'' of kewpie dolls.



* PeekABooCorpse: Has happened ''multiple'' times.

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* PeekABooCorpse: Has happened ''multiple'' times.Happens several times. In the tub of a hotel bathroom, chained to a wall, two [[Squick curled up together on a bed]]....



* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: [[LesYay Meg and Sharon]], from the series of notes Vanessa found in the hotel. Specifically, Sharon was cheating on her soon-to-be husband Eric with Meg.]]

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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: [[LesYay Meg and Sharon]], from the series of notes Vanessa found in the hotel. Specifically, Sharon was cheating on her soon-to-be husband Eric with Meg.]]
30th Jul '15 10:27:38 PM warmwolves
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* CharacterPortrait: Used for dialogue and inner monologue for every person. Marissa is a special case, as when she's seen she is too far away to tell details, so she starts as a pixel version of herself talking on the phone from when Vanessa could see her from the hotal.

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* CharacterPortrait: Used for dialogue and inner monologue for every person. Marissa is a special case, as when she's seen she is too far away to tell details, so she starts as a pixel version of herself talking on the phone from when Vanessa could see her from the hotal.hotel. She's gotten a more detailed one now that her and Vanessa have actually met.



* CouldntFindAPen: In the RoomFullOfCrazy. All the writing on the walls is written in pink lipstick.



* FanSequel: A pretty large one, with how long its been going on.

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* FanSequel: A pretty large one, with how long its it's been going on.


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** In a recent update, she had to toss some of the things in her pockets to make a key fit in there.


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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Vanessa visits a bar for a stiff one (or a few) after her horrible ordeal in the hotel.
30th Jul '15 10:19:14 PM warmwolves
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* [[spoiler: IncestSubtext]]: Becoming more and more prominent [[spoiler: with regard to Vanessa and James]].



* ShipTease: A bit between Vanessa and Evelyn, especially [[spoiler: in the Tunnel of Love at the amusement park]].



* SpookyPainting: The disturbing play on ''The Last Supper'' in the church.

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* SpookyPainting: The disturbing play disturbing, twisted take on ''The Last Supper'' in the church.


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* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler: [[LesYay Meg and Sharon]], from the series of notes Vanessa found in the hotel. Specifically, Sharon was cheating on her soon-to-be husband Eric with Meg.]]
30th Jul '15 10:04:14 PM warmwolves
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* BagOfSpilling: Almost everything Vanessa picked up in the hotel has disappeared with no explanation.

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* BagOfSpilling: Almost everything Vanessa picked up in the hotel has disappeared with no explanation. This has happened a few more times since.



* HellHotel: It's the Lakeview Hotel from SilentHill. When Vanessa arrives in the normal world, the place is burned down with its first two floors inaccessible. When she goes to investigate, she falls through the ground floor... And ends up on the third floor in the Otherworld.

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* HellHotel: It's the The Lakeview Hotel from SilentHill. When Vanessa arrives in the normal world, the place is burned down with its first two floors inaccessible. When she goes to investigate, she falls through the ground floor... And ends up on the third floor in the Otherworld.



* NunsAreSpooky: There's something a little off about Sister Edith. It's hinted at that she is developmentally challenged. [[spoiler: It turns out she can see into the Otherworld, where Evelyn and Vanessa get constantly separated into their own places and use her to communicate to each other.]
* OhCrap: When Vanessa gets cornered by monsters and doesn't have a weapon or a way to fight back, her only option is to find a door and block it. Whether or not she's safe is debateable.

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* NunsAreSpooky: There's something a little off about Sister Edith. It's hinted at that she is developmentally challenged. [[spoiler: It turns out she can see into the Otherworld, where Evelyn and Vanessa get constantly separated into their own places and use her to communicate to each other.]
''Why'' she can see into the Otherworld has yet to be revealed.]]
* OhCrap: When Vanessa gets cornered by monsters and doesn't have a weapon or a way to fight back, her only option is to find a door and block it. Whether or not she's safe is debateable.debatable.
** When Vanessa's mother [[spoiler: calls her to ask why she hasn't shown up for their lunch date yet.]]



* PeekABooCorpse

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* PeekABooCorpsePeekABooCorpse: Has happened ''multiple'' times.



* SpookyPainting

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* SpookyPaintingSpookyPainting: The disturbing play on ''The Last Supper'' in the church.
11th Jun '15 9:07:07 PM WritersShepherd
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''Silent Hill: Promise'' is a ''{{Silent Hill}}'' [[InteractiveComic interactive]] [[FanWebComics fan web comic]] created by Greer-the-Raven, currently hosted on both on deviantART its own page. An attempt to create a full-fledged ''Silent Hill'' "game," ''Promise'' uses the faux AdventureGame style of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' to [[AudienceParticipation involve readers]] in deciding what the heroine should do next.

A FanSequel, ''Silent Hill: Promise'' follows Vanessa Sunderland as she blunders into Silent Hill in search of her missing Uncle [[SilentHill2 James]].

''Promise'' is updated daily and has an archive of over 800 pages to date. [[http://sleeplonger.org/ Read it here]].


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''Silent Hill: Promise'' is a FanSequel ''{{Silent Hill}}'' [[InteractiveComic interactive]] [[FanWebComics fan web comic]] created by Greer-the-Raven, currently hosted on both on deviantART and its own page.website. An attempt to create a full-fledged ''Silent Hill'' "game," ''Promise'' uses the faux AdventureGame style of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' to [[AudienceParticipation involve readers]] in deciding what the heroine should do next.

A FanSequel, ''Silent Hill: Promise'' follows Vanessa Sunderland as is asleep in her bed in the early hours of the morning when her cellphone starts to ring. Picking up the phone, she blunders into recognizes the area code for the vacation town, Silent Hill in search Hill, and picks up, hearing static before the voice of her missing Uncle [[SilentHill2 James]].

James]] crackles through the line. He had been gone for three years, most thought he was dead and the phone dies before she can figure out exactly where he is.

Knowing exactly that this is what she had been waiting for, she throws on her clothes and heads straight away to Silent Hill, taking along the old wedding photo he had signed for her as a good luck charm.

When she arrives, the town seems normal on the surface, but the darkness is always creeping in...

''Promise'' is updated daily and has an archive of over 800 900 pages to date. [[http://sleeplonger.org/ Read it here]].

here]].

NeedsWikiMagicLove due to being outdated, only caught up to the Hotel and almost no further.



* AbandonedArea: The hotel since it burned down.
* AdventureGame: The comic strives to imitate this.
* AllJustADream: Happens in the beginning. Maybe.
* ArtEvolution: The first few screens do not have colored backgrounds.
* AuthorAppeal: Vanessa has a somewhat curvy physique.
* BadEnd: Vanessa suddenly 'died' because she went into a particular room. However, there is an 'autosave' function, lampshaded by the author.

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* AbandonedArea: The hotel since Otherworld of Silent Hill, with its thick fog and empty buildings. The actual town is actually pretty lively, as it burned down.
is a tourist location with other hotels and stores.
* AdventureGame: The comic strives to imitate this.
this, many options coming from “fight or flight” responses from the viewers who help Vanessa along.
* AllJustADream: Happens When Vanessa arrives in Silent Hill, the town is already covered in the beginning. Maybe.
thick, ashy fog. She is immediately cornered in a shop by two creatures when she tries to investigate, but is awakened in her car by an officer telling her she can't park there. She had fallen asleep.
* ArtEvolution: The first few screens do not have colored backgrounds.
backgrounds and have a sketchier art style. The more recent comics have fully colored background, massive detail and still look sketchy, adding to the style.
* AuthorAppeal: Vanessa has a somewhat curvy physique.
physique, although that could just be from eating too much cake.
* BadEnd: Vanessa has suddenly 'died' because she went into quite a particular room. few times in her trip to Silent Hill. However, there is an 'autosave' function, lampshaded by the author.author after her first death [[spoiler: at the hands of the Mannequins with half of their faces missing]].



* BerserkButton:
** Vanessa doesn't like being told by Marissa that James didn't love her or that she won't be able to find him. Infuriating puzzles or MindScrews also earn her ire.
** Evelyn doesn't like his name being talked about, taking even a curious question if its seriously his name as an insult.



* CallBack: [[spoiler:The wedding photo that Vanessa is carrying is starting to warp like the letter from Silent Hill 2.]]
* CellPhonesAreUseless: Vanessa's cell phone hasn't worked normally since she arrived in Silent Hill, with the exception of [[OhCrap her mother calling to ask why she hasn't shown up for their lunch meeting yet.]]
* CharacterPortrait: Used for dialogue and inner monologue.
* ChekhovsGunman: You know the engraving of the man in the mask will be important later.
** Possibly subverted. It was one of a set of four literary-themed plates needed to [[SolveTheSoupCans unlock the final door]] in the hotel "level." So far, there's been no indication of it or the masked man becoming relevant again in the future.

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* CallBack: [[spoiler:The wedding photo that Vanessa is carrying is starting to warp like the letter from Silent Hill 2.]]
James' expression has changed, as has Vanessa's and Mary's, as well as the message on the back changing to say “To the prettiest.”]]
* CellPhonesAreUseless: Vanessa's cell phone hasn't worked normally since she arrived in Silent Hill, with the exception of [[OhCrap her mother calling to ask why she hasn't shown up for their lunch meeting yet.]]
]] The only time its been of use is as an improvised flashlight and [[spoiler: Marissa telling her clues how to get out of the hotel, while being a complete bitch about it]].
* CharacterPortrait: Used for dialogue and inner monologue.
* ChekhovsGunman: You know
monologue for every person. Marissa is a special case, as when she's seen she is too far away to tell details, so she starts as a pixel version of herself talking on the engraving of phone from when Vanessa could see her from the man in the mask will be important later.
** Possibly subverted. It was one of a set of four literary-themed plates needed to [[SolveTheSoupCans unlock the final door]] in the hotel "level." So far, there's been no indication of it or the masked man becoming relevant again in the future.
hotal.



* CreepyDoll: The kewpie doll

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* CreepyDoll: The kewpie dolldoll. Much to Vanessa's displeasure, they seem to be everywhere, especially at the carnival. [[spoiler: Her acting violently towards them has only made things worse, even coming out of strange places like a popcorn machine.]]



* EyelessFace

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* EyelessFaceEyelessFace: This is a trait for a few of the monsters, who seem to use their tongues or other limbs to find their way around instead.



* FanSequel

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* FanSequelFanSequel: A pretty large one, with how long its been going on.



* GenderBlenderName: Evelyn. He's [[BerserkButton touchy]] about it.
* GravityScrew: The RoomFullOfCrazy hotel room is upside-down; when you leave, gravity reasserts itself, leaving Vanessa with vertigo.
* HarassingPhoneCall: Vanessa is continually harassed by a "Weird phone lady" who wants her to leave town.
** Depending on how her the story unfolds, it could be that the "Weird phone lady" is trying to save Vanessa's life.
* HellHotel: It's the Lakeview Hotel from SilentHill.

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* GenderBlenderName: Evelyn. He's [[BerserkButton touchy]] about it.
it, getting really angry with Vanessa when she asked him if he was serious.
* GravityScrew: The RoomFullOfCrazy hotel room rooms is upside-down; when you leave, gravity reasserts itself, itself (and erases the messages), leaving Vanessa with vertigo.
vertigo. [[spoiler: When Vanessa returns and contemplates going back through the small door she came from, the room decides for her by turning on its side so she falls in.]]
* HarassingPhoneCall: Vanessa is continually harassed by a "Weird phone lady" in the hotel, who turns out to be a woman named Marissa, who wants her to leave town.
** Depending on how her the story unfolds, it could be that the "Weird phone lady" is trying to save Vanessa's life.
town, being really snippy and cold towards her.
* HellHotel: It's the Lakeview Hotel from SilentHill. When Vanessa arrives in the normal world, the place is burned down with its first two floors inaccessible. When she goes to investigate, she falls through the ground floor... And ends up on the third floor in the Otherworld.



* ImprovisedWeapon: A curtain rod. So far, it hasn't worked so well.
* InsistentTerminology: Pages are referred to as "screens".
* KonamiCode
* [[LockedDoor Jammed Door]]

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* ImprovisedWeapon: A The first weapon she ever tried was a curtain rod. So far, it hasn't worked so well.
It didn't work too well, she ended up bending it, snapping that end off and using the pointy end to stab a monster one good time.
* InsistentTerminology: Pages are referred to as "screens".
"screens."
* KonamiCode
KonamiCode: In the hotel, Vanessa contemplates using this on a box near the elevator, but decides against it.
* [[LockedDoor Jammed Door]]Door]]: Vanessa faces these quite often, being locked out of several rooms she had to find keys for in the hotel (some being literally jammed, by the world and by an object), and the water park being locked up at the carnival.



* MrFanservice: Borje
* MurderousMannequin

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* MrFanservice: Borje
Borje, whose only appearance is him wearing a towel around his waist.
* MurderousMannequinMurderousMannequin: In the [[HellHotel Lakeview Hotel]] Vanessa comes across two Mannequins who need new halves of their faces and uses a porcelain mask that broke cleanly in two to solve a puzzle. One comes to life and tries to kill her after the other falls apart. [[spoiler: They flee into the bathroom, her first death coming from opening the door and them dragging her in and violently murdering her.]]



* NunsAreSpooky: There's something a little off about Sister Edith. It's hinted at that she is developmentally challenged.

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* NunsAreSpooky: There's something a little off about Sister Edith. It's hinted at that she is developmentally challenged. [[spoiler: It turns out she can see into the Otherworld, where Evelyn and Vanessa get constantly separated into their own places and use her to communicate to each other.]
* OhCrap: When Vanessa gets cornered by monsters and doesn't have a weapon or a way to fight back, her only option is to find a door and block it. Whether or not she's safe is debateable.



* OminousMusicBoxTune
* OriginalFlavour

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* OminousMusicBoxTune
OminousMusicBoxTune: Swan Lake, which puts Vanessa on edge.
* OriginalFlavourOriginalFlavour: With the creepy monster designs, the symbolism and the shifts into the violent Otherworld, ''Promise'' tends to hit this for SilentHill.



* SmokingIsCool: Vanessa smokes Lucky Strikes. The supposed cool factor is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
* SolveTheSoupCans: Silent Hill

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* SmokingIsCool: Vanessa smokes Lucky Strikes. The supposed cool factor is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
Lampshaded]], especially when commands are used.
* SolveTheSoupCans: Silent HillHill is famous for this, so naturally the FanWebComic version would follow the same rules.



* SurvivalHorror: Silent Hill, again.
* TearsOfBlood: The mannequin, once activated.

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* SurvivalHorror: Silent Hill, again.
although it definitely seems the survival part is ramped up against Vanessa. She doesn't find many weapons on her own, most being handed to her by others or difficult to get.
* TearsOfBlood: The mannequin, Both of the mannequins, once activated.activated by their masks being put on.



* WallsOfText: The comic, like an old graphical text adventure, supplements the images with narration.

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* WallsOfText: The comic, like an old graphical text adventure, supplements the images with narration. Although how much of it there is tends to sway from two or three sentences to two or three paragraphs depending on what's going on.
* WhamLine: ''James didn't really love you.”



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----* WorldOfSymbolism: From the items in the world, to the enemy designs, to scenes replicated by mannequins and puppets, it gives a slight perspective into Vanessa's backstory as, [[spoiler: revealed by Angela in SilentHill2, people in Silent Hill experience their own personal torment.]]
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** Though she does have infinite cigarettes now.
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