Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist Member José Joaquín21/Male/Spain Groups :iconthink-with-portals: Think-With-Portals
BE A MUTE LUNATIC!
Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 919 Deviations 8,524 Comments 24,101 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Favourites

Activity


So many people have seen it...

Yet no one knows what it means.


I guess I can say I'm part of one of the best generations in entertainment: the 90's. Speculating about how the world would look like in the 21st century, we saw technology grow. Everything was changing, and videogames were no longer a bunch of pixels. I've had several consoles, but a specific one marked me in a special way.

The PS2.

Its precursor, the PSX, was the first console I got, and I honestly thought graphics couldn't get much better. For the time, it was like seeing real life. Every time I turned it on it was like entering home. A safe place where you can relax and have fun. I guess.

One spring we were cleaning the whole house, and I helped despite my attachment to those 2000's classics that now everyone has replaced with shooters, MMORPGs and games with more than 64 plot endings. Of course I did my own bedroom. I did it all, I even took a ladder to reach the higher parts. I slipped and fell to the floor, tilting the ladder and damaging the PS2 in the process. I got better, though my PS2 did not, so we had to throw it.

Years passed, I went back to my old PSX and sold my PS2 games, contrary to what the rest of the world was doing. Then I entered high school and started going out with friends, almost never playing with my PSX.

One day, an old friend I had at the elementary talked to me through MSN and invited me to go to his house and play together with the PS2. A hacked PS2, to be exact. Let's face it, nowadays it's pretty normal, but back in PSX times people with hacked consoles were regarded as weirdos, at least in my town.

He opened the door before I could ring the bell. He was alone. We went to his bedroom and stared at the screen, which was showing something that shocked me greatly when I was a child: the "Red Screen of Death". I always thought that name was too much.

The Red Screen of Death shows when you insert a pirate disc in a PS2 that hasn't been previously hacked for that matter, or simply when the disc does not run properly. It's like that dreamful blue intro you get when you turn it on, but turned into a nightmare. Instead of blue, it's an intense red hue with some kind of vortex on the center of the screen, and two cubes spinning around. The message "Please a insert a PlayStation or PlayStation 2 format disc." is shown, and it doesn't go until you take the disc out. The faint wind noise is more violent, as if scolding you for being an evil pirate.

We stared for half a minute. I looked at him slowly. He was sweating, and his legs and hands shaking erratically.

"Are you alright?"

He didn't answer. I started joking around imitating him, but he didn't move a muscle.

"Um... maybe you should take the disc out", I said with sarcasm.

He finally moved and followed my advice, pressing the Eject button as if he was inserting his fingers in a socket. The disc came out. It was completely burned. However, instead of getting angry, he sighed with relief and laughed nervously.

"Hey man, look, this stupid thing won't read the disk. I should throw it. And burn it. And then drop a bomb in the place where I bury it. Sorry dude, look, I just remembered I left my notebook in a friend's home and I need it for tomorrow. You understand, right? Well, see ya."

He pushed me out of the house and closed the door. I stood there clueless, thinking it was a joke. I left after a while. Back home, I was alone. As soon as I entered, the phone started ringing. I'm not stupid, I saw it was a private number so I let it ring. Eight times. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Assuming they just wouldn't stop, I answered it.

"Hello?"

No one replied. Just a faint wind noise. I kept asking, but I got no response. However, something was strange - the noise was looping. It sounded like the wind that plays at the Red Screen. I came to the conclusion that my friend was doing it and claimed that I discovered his joke. Still no response.

"I'm fed up with this man, it won't work with me. Bye."

I went to my bedroom and turned on the PSX. I think it had one of those crappy old games that no one knows. The TV switched to the AV channel automatically. The Sony Computer Entertainment logo didn't show. Instead it showed directly the Red Screen of Death. I checked again - yes, I was using a PSX. But it was just impossible that it could show anything from the PS2. Also, my PSX wasn't hacked in any way. I pressed Eject and the screen didn't disappear. I did what every expert engineer or amateur player would do and blowed the disc, then cleaned it with my shirt. I put it back in and pressed Reset. Nothing. I took out the controller and the Memory Card, even though I knew that wouldn't work. I checked if the cables were plugged correctly. Indeed, the PSX and the TV were perfectly connected. No secondary devices.

This is when I started freaking out. The TV couldn't be shut down. I pressed the button again and again. My dad came home suddenly and wanted to enter my room.

"No, Dad, it's not the moment."

"Why? What are you doing?"

That only made him walk faster. My brain started linking everything and I got the feeling that he shouldn't see the screen. I pulled out all the plugs. The TV and the PSX turned off.

"What's the matter, son?"

"Um, I saw on the TV that a storm's coming. So I pulled put the plugs just in case."

"But there are no clouds out there!"

"You never know, Dad."

"Oh... forget it."

Without plugging the TV or the PSX again, I turned on my computer and checked my inbox. I had a new e-mail from my friend.

"please please don't hate me for this

don't just don't

just show it to another person it will go away"

I was puzzled. It was like that chain mail you sometimes get, but this time I had everything before my eyes. My "friend" had disconnected, but I still tried to talk to him. I got no response.

I googled "red screen ps2 curse", but everything I got was random YouTube comments. I checked the hour. The clock said 22:36. I went to the bathroom, and through the window I saw the sun didn't set yet. I went back to my room. The clock said 22:35. The one in my wrist said 22:35 too.

"Dad, what time is it?"

"A quarter to nine, why?"

"Oh, nothing."

Then I remembered it was about half past six when my friend called me. So I arrived at his home at roughly a quarter past seven. Everything made sense. It was a countdown. I had 22 hours and 34 minutes to show the Red Screen to another person. However, there's no way I could do that, since it would only continue the curse. I had to find a way to stop it. I investigated the origins of the PlayStation. There were some paranoic rumors reminding me of the tinfoil hat theory, and nothing more. I took a shower, where I usually get my best ideas.

"Well, why should I do it? By not showing it to anyone I'm doing the rest a favor. I'll be a hero. A hero..."

I wondered how it could have originated... maybe someone from Sony put a spell on the first PS ever sold? Maybe it was the revenge of someone who died at the hands of a pirate? The possibilities were infinite.

"Well I don't think a console could kill me. It's an inanimate object. That's it! And if it's true, well I will be the one that stops this."

I took my huge box of old toys, put the PSX in, and buried it, just in case. I didn't feel like eating anything that night. I didn't feel like watching TV either. My big brother was studying abroad, so I went to sleep in his room instead of mine just to not have my TV near. After an hour trying to fall asleep to no avail, I took two of my mom's sleeping pills, which didn't have any effect until 2 AM or so. My sleep was intermittent, with sleep paralysis moments, each one longer than the last one. When I finally fell asleep, I had a dream about that red vortex. Instead of the message, it showed a countdown with random changing numbers. I tried to stop it, but a huge pressure was compressing my brain. The wind got more and more intense as the numbers formed a legible hour: 15:12.

I woke up drenched in sweat and wished everything was a nightmare. But no. The PSX was not there. I immediately went to the garden and unearthed the PSX with my bare hands. I let the hole on the floor open and ran to my bedroom to plug it. I turned it on without a disc. The same screen, the same message. My mom entered.

"Are you alright? I heard you running upstairs."

"Yeah. I'm okay. I just wanted to clean the dust off my PS."

"This early?"

I went to the window and acted like I was cleaning (with my hands still earth stained) and dropped it to the garden.

"Oops!"

The crashing sound made me rejoice internally. My mom started ranting about how I don't appreciate what I have. I just couldn't hear anything. I was happy.

That morning I went to school as normal. Walking normally, never looking back. I felt like everyone was looking at me like a weirdo. That day we were going to watch a video. My teacher told me to go get the projector from the storage room. As I entered, I got a bad omen. I plugged it somewhere out of curiosity, and turned it on. The projector worked normally, and I sighed with relief. The rest of the morning was completely normal, and I got back home with no homework. My parents called me fron the living room. Looking at their eyes I knew something very bad was going on.

My friend had an accident. He fell off the stairs at his home. The accident damaged him very badly, and now he was in a coma. His parents told mine that he had been thinking about me the whole day.

There was one only explanation: the curse falls back to the previous victim if someone avoids it. The fact that he was in coma meant I had to die to save him. I, or someone else.

But what could I do? I could let him die since he wanted to pass me the curse. But if I passed it too, we would be in the same place.

I'll be honest.

I let him die. They told me that some minutes before, he started babbling and shaking his arms for a while, as if falling constantly. Then he stopped, forever.

And I don't really know if I regret it. I'm not the typical guy who believes every lie he is told, but this was real. I've even heard about some of these curses being easily transmitted to the Internet. Whatever the case, I never played with a console again.

I hope this story opens your eyes so you can see.

If someday it gets to you, please, don't hate me for this. Don't, just... don't.

Just show it to another person, it will go away.
Creepypasta: Red Screen of Death
Well this is my first try at a full-length creepypasta!

Everything started with a comment I made on this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb4QKF…

"They say the phone rings after this screen. If you answer, you can hear the Red Screen Of Death's wind through the phone. From then on, you have to show it to another person. The eye at the center of the screen knows if you did it correctly or you tried to fool him. If not, the next time you try to sleep, you'll dream about you falling in the void. And you'll never wake up."

Enjoy +_+

EDIT: Now with a preview image! Here's the full size version: 40.media.tumblr.com/c9b8af8b43…
Loading...
Hello? Um, I forgot to say I'm not gonna upload stuff 'till Feb 10 probably because of exams.

I'll still gonna answer to comments sometimes because I need to r e l a x once in a while.

I'll compensate for that by uploading a pair of Drawings With Actual Effort Put In Them(TM) when I'm back. That means no healthy apples or sketchy flattered Jojos.

Even though I know you dig the flattered Jojos.

Who wouldn't dig the flattered Jojos?
  • Mood: Suggestive
  • Listening to: everyone
  • Reading: digs
  • Watching: the
  • Playing: flattered
  • Eating: jojos
  • Drinking: EVERYONE
Someday v0.09 World Scheme (Final) by jojogape
Someday v0.09 World Scheme (Final)
Why does this have a Mature Content Filter, Jojo?
Because I don't want to spoil you! And this is a HUGE spoiler. Watch under your own responsibility.


I know it's very late, but I noticed I posted the obsolete world scheme for Someday (here --> Someday - World Scheme (OBSOLETE)) and not the final one. So here it is!

It also tells you where to find the effects.

Endgame not included, because I don't think it needs a map.

(Feel free to download for full resolution.)
Loading...
Hello? Um, I forgot to say I'm not gonna upload stuff 'till Feb 10 probably because of exams.

I'll still gonna answer to comments sometimes because I need to r e l a x once in a while.

I'll compensate for that by uploading a pair of Drawings With Actual Effort Put In Them(TM) when I'm back. That means no healthy apples or sketchy flattered Jojos.

Even though I know you dig the flattered Jojos.

Who wouldn't dig the flattered Jojos?
  • Mood: Suggestive
  • Listening to: everyone
  • Reading: digs
  • Watching: the
  • Playing: flattered
  • Eating: jojos
  • Drinking: EVERYONE

deviantID

jojogape
José Joaquín
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Spain
Hello, and welcome to my dA!

My dA Family
:iconsometsuki: Mother
:iconnarusasukawaii: Little sister
:iconlazer-squirrel: Little brother
:icongameskid4ever: Little brother
:icondudeisonfire: Family Nyan Cat
:iconhngmaster: Uboa

- OPEN FOR EVERYONE -

:bulletblue: Current Projects (NOT OPEN FOR REQUESTS)

- Downloads here: ayosu-itsuki.tumblr.com/Downlo…
- Yume Nikki Fangame: Someday
- 311
- Spotlight Waltz

:bulletgreen: Likes: Classic Spyro, Ratchet and Clank, Code Lyoko, Mario, Portal, Hetalia, Homestuck, Sonic, SCP, indie games, platform games in general, game making

:bulletred: Dislikes: Trolls (in general, people who get pleasure from other's suffering), spam, scammers

deviantWEAR sizing preference: L or XL
Print preference: FREE (?)

Interests

Donate

jojogape has started a donation pool!
27 / 50
You give me one point = I give you Llama.
Abunch of points = I LOVE YOU
I use points for contests and stuff. Pleease xD
Honorable mention to :iconjoe-maccer: in all his awesomeness. Go fill him with +lov RIGHT NOW.

You must be logged in to donate.
  • :iconhenechi:
    henechi
    Donated Sep 1, 2014, 5:14:03 PM
    1
  • :iconlucky7438:
    lucky7438
    Donated Mar 5, 2014, 10:49:24 AM
    1
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Sep 15, 2013, 2:52:46 PM
    7
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Deviant
    Donated Jul 4, 2013, 10:10:36 AM
    8
  • :iconjoe-maccer:
    Joe-Maccer
    Donated Dec 15, 2012, 1:57:25 PM
    8
  • :icontsundere-saurus-rex:
    Tsundere-Saurus-Rex
    Donated Nov 27, 2012, 2:04:12 AM
    1
  • :icontsundere-saurus-rex:
    Tsundere-Saurus-Rex
    Donated Oct 31, 2012, 1:52:50 PM
    1

AdCast - Ads from the Community

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconcrystalcreation:
CrystalCreation Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015

Hi.

Remember that review I promised like … literary half a year ago? Well, I finally got around to play Someday, now I can state my opinion about it.

Overall it was a rather good YN game. The endings were not bad; they do inspire you to interpret them. Even the bad ending is at least somewhat interesting and not just ‘the main character leaves their room and/or commits suicide’.

The effects were not necessarily remarkable, but at least they were pretty reasonable to find. Most full length NY games out there have at least one stupidly well hidden effect, but you managed to avoid that mistake.

However, to me the game was not as memorable as many other NY games I´ve played. I think the main reason for that is because its quality seems to be … diluted. There were some interesting worlds like the clock tower and the LDS worlds, but there were also a lot of pretty dull worlds like the lava world, the purple polka dot world, the dark world, the doodle world etc. I´m assuming you made these places when you still had very little skill in game making. But the experience of exploring surreal places is not nearly as enchanting as it could be, if you have to wait a while till you find an interesting location again. I think what many worlds lacked in were a strong atmosphere.

My favorite place in your game is the hospital world. Despite the overused idea and the not particularly outstanding visuals, thanks to its uncanny BGM it had a very otherworldly atmosphere to it, which made exploring this place really enjoyable. Most worlds lacked in such a powerful atmosphere though, which is a shame.

But still, creating an entire game, even in RPG Maker, is quite an accomplishment. You did well as a developer.

I think at some point in time I will give your other game 311 a try. I may or may not make a review of it. Until then, take care.

Reply
:iconjojogape:
jojogape Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Well yes, I know the lava and especially the purplr polka doy world don't really fit in the game. I made them back when I had no idea what motifs to include and it really shows... I wouldn't include them if I started the game right now. But I felt like deleting them halfway through the game's development was kinda like betraying those who played the earlier versions, in a way. Also, you're right about the game not being memorable. I never really intended it to be up there with 2kki and .flow, which is why I opted for a conservative approach (bed doors effects etc) that was cool in 2012 but really boring as of now. And don't get me started on the main worlds... so much space. Yeah, I would've overhauled Someday completely if I remade it in VX à la M-256, but I want to work with "bigger" engines such as Unity, that is, after I take a break from game making because I have lots of stuff to do and no ideas.

Thanks for giving the Hospital a chance. Someday has all the cliché fangame worlds played more or less straight, with the exception of the Hospital not being scary or bloody at all. I think I tried a simple pixelly style because I made it after playing Fleshchild, which inspired me a lot.

About 311... well, let's just say it's not my magnum opus precisely. Please take it with a pinch of salt, and don't judge right after you get to the first world. It gets better. How better? I don't know. I tried my best at the moment, but I think something was missing now that I look back. Apart from the huge looping worlds, which I kept for some reason. Man, I really needed to get rid of those bad game making habits. I swear it's my last huge looping exploration game.

Feel free to check Spotlight Waltz too. It's quite different - it's actually a puzzle game.
Reply
:iconcrystalcreation:
CrystalCreation Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015

You´re welcome. After having taken a peek into your video of 311, I think I’ll reconsider playing it myself.

 

 But I don´t think I get what Spotlight Waltz is about jet. You have to press the arrow keys corresponding to the colors of the floor tiles? That makes it look like a sort of reaction type game, like stepmania, minus the time pressure. And if the path of every level is static then it looks like a memorization hi score arcade thingy. I don´t what to discourage you or anything, but I’m not really seeing the ‘puzzle’ part in the game jet.

 

So could you elaborate the goal you had in mind when you made the game.

Reply
:iconjojogape:
jojogape Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well yeah, I don't know how to name it yet. Like a puzzle, but one only way to solve it with lots of trial and error. A weird experiment I put together in about a month.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconsmasherluna:
SmasherLuna Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hola~ Vine aquí investigando un poco en la wiki de fangames de Yume Nikki. Y descubrí que tenías DA. Quería felicitarte por hacer un juego tan genial como lo es Someday. Es una pena que no lo conozca tanta gente como debería,pero en fin, felicidades ^^
Reply
:iconjojogape:
jojogape Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Muchas gracias! Y por jugar también, claro ^^
Reply
:iconsmasherluna:
SmasherLuna Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah,no es nada,de hecho creo que se ha hecho mi fangame de Yume Nikki favorito ^^
La gracias son a ti por hacerlo~
Reply
:iconjojogape:
jojogape Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada uwu
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconmaothekittycat:
MaoTheKittyCat Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  New member
Merci pour le Lama ! XD
Reply
:iconjojogape:
jojogape Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:p
Reply
Add a Comment: