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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 deviantART and LiveJournal. An attempt to create a full-fledged ''Silent Hill'' "game," ''Promise'' uses the faux AdventureGame style of ''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]].

Started in June 2010, ''Promise'' was updated daily, sometimes more than once a day. After a one year hiatus, it is now updating again. Read it [[http://greer-the-raven.deviantart.com/gallery/#Silent-Hill here on deviantART]].


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!!''Silent Hill: Promise'' provides examples of:
* 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.
--> "What's a SilentHill game without the character dying at some point?"
* BagOfSpilling: Almost everything Vanessa picked up in the hotel has disappeared with no explanation.
* BigNo
* 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.
* ContinuityNod: Vanessa wears the same coat as her Uncle James. This is HandWaved early in the story.
* CreepyDoll: The kewpie doll
* CreepyCathedral: St. Stella Church
* DistractedByTheSexy: The gag ending where Vanessa promptly forgets all about her search and jumps Borje, leading to a long, satisfying relationship with him.
* DistressCall: A cell phone call years after her uncle's disappearance leads Vanessa to Silent Hill.
* DreamBallet: Evoked when Vanessa pricks her finger and hallucinates that she is trick or treating as a literal ballerina.
* EvilPhone: See CellPhonesAreUseless.
* {{Expy}}: Borje is described as looking like a more attractive version of James, just like Maria was a HotterAndSexier Mary. [[SarcasmMode Probably just a coincidence.]]
* EyelessFace
* FairCop: Sergeant Vaan
* FanSequel
* FlayingAlive: This appears to have been the fate of a corpse Vanessa finds.
* FollowTheLeader: The comic apes the "play" style of ''MS Paint Adventures'', though not the plot style.
* 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.
* 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.
* ImprovisedWeapon: A curtain rod. So far, it hasn't worked so well.
* InsistentTerminology: Pages are referred to as "screens".
* KonamiCode
* [[LockedDoor Jammed Door]]
* LovecraftCountry: See WhereTheHellIsSpringfield, below.
* MaleGaze: The comic often gives a nice view of Vanessa's large chest or butt. Additionally, her character portrait is never shown wearing the heavy jacket she always has on.
* MeaningfulName: The "Weird Phone Lady"'s name is '''Mar'''issa. Following the names of '''Mar'''y and '''Mar'''ia from SilentHill2.
* MrFanservice: Borje
* MurderousMannequin
* NiceHat: Vanessa finds one in the Otherworld's church. Evelyn thinks it makes him look "fucking hard-boiled."
* NunsAreSpooky: There's something a little off about Sister Edith. It's hinted at that she is developmentally challenged.
* OminousFog: After falling through the floor in the hotel, Vanessa finds this to have descended over the town, despite it having been bright and sunny before.
* OminousMusicBoxTune
* OriginalFlavour
* OurMonstersAreWeird: Par for the course in Silent Hill, but special mention goes to the walking rotary phone/mother and fetus-based ''[[http://greer-the-raven.deviantart.com/gallery/25628173#/d3fa78s thing]]'' in the church.
* PatronSaint: Vanessa swears by an increasing number of saints, in different situations.
** One of the puzzles in the Otherworld church involves identifying four particular saints (although one of them isn't officially canonized as such) based on what they are the patron of.
* PeekABooCorpse
* PointOfNoReturn: The "weird phone lady" warned Vanessa that if she didn't leave Silent Hill as soon as she escaped from the church, she wouldn't get another chance. Vanessa chose to ignore her and keep searching.
* PsychologicalHorror
* RealityWarper: The town itself. In a subtle case, [[spoiler:it's starting to warp Vanessa's memories and a photo of James' wedding]].
* ReligiousHorror: Shades of this in the church.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: Played with in that unlike [[Roleplay/RubyQuest most]] [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos examples]], the writing isn't blood, it's hot pink lipstick. Ruins the effect a bit.
* SecondPersonNarration
* ShirtlessScene: We first meet Borje right after he's come out of the shower. It's quite distracting, both for Vanessa and the readers.
* ShoutOut: There's a ''ProblemSleuth'' poster in Vanessa's bedroom.
* SmokingIsCool: Vanessa smokes Lucky Strikes. The supposed cool factor is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]].
* SolveTheSoupCans: Silent Hill
* SpookyPainting
* SurvivalHorror: Silent Hill, again.
* TearsOfBlood: The mannequin, once activated.
* TownWithADarkSecret: It's ''Silent Hill''.
* WallsOfText: The comic, like an old graphical text adventure, supplements the images with narration.
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Silent Hill has no canonical location. The area code Vanessa sees on her cell phone puts it somewhere in upstate New York.
* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: SilentHillPromise is written similarly to MSPaintAdventures, updating daily using commands from readers.
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