Your recreation of the artwork for Camp Slither is cool, but I'd be hesitant to put it on the article. Text is missing from signs, there are weird editing artifacts in the top left, and the top of the signpost is blurry and doesn't seem accurate to the original art.
I figured you would say something about it eventually, lol. I know it isn't a great job, but I decided to upload it anyway because I deemed it "good enough". Besides those errors I think I got pretty close to the full art. Maybe you should take a swing at it?
In case you haven't heard, the Internet Archive is being sued (for being too generous with book lending during the pandemic). If they lose the suit, the entire organization could go under. That'd include the Wayback Machine.
While a total shutdown is worst-case-scenario, it's motivated me to start better archiving old websites myself.
Do with these as thou wilt. (If someone ads these to articles, don't forget to link back to the article for The Bumps — as seen here.)
It's alluded to numerous times on The Bumps. Stelter mentions it a ton, and I think there was some beef between the sites. Based on what I've read (from Stelter, who admittedly would've been biased), Dave's site was less popular and got a couple things wrong. And he committed the greatest sin of all: reposting.
I'm inclined to believe that "Deadly Cruise" was real. On Dave's page, the most recent books were bolded. Technically SoG was released by the time the page was archived, but the bolded text suggests the book hadn't been released when Dave last updated that page. The page also features the working title "Earth Geeks Must Die". My guess is that Dave was provided with the title "Deadly Cruise" several months ahead of time shortly before he lost interest in truly upkeeping the site.
I've got nothing to do with this, but I'm getting notifications so I have a question:
What are you trying to say? You edited this message 3 times now. The first time I saw it, it said Angel Fire or something, then I got another notification and it said Rumorz and Newz. Then I got yet another notification and now it says Korie's Animorphs. Sorry if this sounds nosy, but I'm really curious at this point, LOL.
PFFFT, because at first I thought the site's name was "angelfire.com", but that's actually the host's is name, so I changed it to "Rumorz and Newz" because that's what it says on the webpage, but then I decided to change it to the site's actual name.
I had a feeling someone would notice all those edits I made.
I asked Tim about that Curly(?) art and within minutes I got a response.
His memory about it is vague and he's not sure why he didn't sign it, but he says the skeleton's face is indeed that of Curly. So I guess you could say it is Curly after all. However, he says it was not a Goosebumps-related project and that he only did it for fun, most likely as a color study painting. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the full art anymore and thinks he probably gave it away to someone as a gift. Bummer.
He had to have written at least the first couple. I've read some of his Twist a Plot books and the humor is pretty similar. But it's pretty clear a good chunk were ghostwritten, and we even know one of them. And also Kathryn lance's website claimed she wrote 7 which is likely true based on the Why I Hate Jack Frost why. Wish I found that beforehand so I could have asked her about it.
Also, I'm dumb for not searching The Bumps before posting the Curly image. From "op23.htm":
>I agree in the fact the most interesting approach will be the combination of both. This image of Curly the Jester (below) is just that. Curly is painted on a separate board, and scanned in. The backround is painted digitally with some traditional and generated techniques. This simple approach has infinate possibilities. - Tim Jacobus
I imagine for contract reasons he has to lie about any possible ghostwritting. If we asked about Fun with Spelling or Jack Frost, it would likely end very badly lol. Speaking of Lance, here's an epic qoute from her that I can't beleive I forgot to leave out before:
" OMG, a Wiki on Goosebumps! Now I've seen everything! "
> Though, I'm actually pretty embarrassed people visit the wiki, because our articles are a mess. Maybe I should do something about it. 😕
What mess? At least we have content here. I think I've read that we're not allowed to compare wikis, so I won't list any BY NAME. Anyway, I've seen other wikis based on Stine's work, and THEY are all a mess. What's wrong with this Wiki? I've been to countless Wikis on Fandom, and this was the only one that actually motivated me to edit.
The articles are very well-presented, organized and most of them are well-written. My only issues are certain parts of the homepage, which we'll be fixing soon, so I don't see why you should be embarrassed about this Wiki's articles.
(Have you seen *** ******** **** Wiki? I'd call that a mess.
The only pages I'd call a mess are the actor pages, which I think are unnecessary BTW. I think I'll be working on the character pages soon. Gotta make sure every character has a history/background section. Maybe even some trivia.
You all probably read this, but I've never I've this before:
As is befitting of any proper Goosebumps book, there’s plenty of mystery surrounding R.L. Stine and the ghostwriters that might or might not exist. Stine denies using ghosts for any of the 160 Goosebumps books that were published. That said, Scholastic claims that Stine quietly employed freelancers to write the bulk of the series, when Goosebumps really started to take off and the job became too much for one man.
Whatever the truth might be, it is an undeniable fact that by 1993, two Goosebumps books were being published — per month. That’s a rate so good that you might even say that it’s… eerie.
The Stephen King of children’s lit R. L. Stine watched his spooky Goosebumps series take off like gangbusters. It’s said that the author eventually oversaw a team of ghostwriters (how appropriate) who could churn out the popular chillers faster. He quite possibly did this with creepy, glowing dollar signs in his eyes.
> creepy, glowing dollar signs in his eyes.
Where did I read this before? LOL.
Speaking of alternate titles, while browsing The Bumps to find something else, I found another list of then ucciming series 2000 titles and alongside some that stayed were the titles "The King of Horror" and "Escape from the Armpitt Planet", which I assume were Scream school and Earth Geeks. Man that lattter book went through a lot of titles.
(Have you seen *** ******** **** Wiki? I'd call that a mess.)
By any chance are you referring to "The Nightmare Room Wiki"? Yeesh, that was a project I started years ago and absolutely left to die. Thanks for (perhaps inadvertently) reminding me, I should probably delete it.
Speaking of Stine wikis, there really should be a good Fear Street wiki that has the same quality as our wiki. Would probably be too much work but I'd totally be down for writting summaries and charecter pages for that idea.
I think all wikis need a big bang and a primordial soup phase. Put more simply, a strong initiating incident — leading to a ton of people contributing a ton of stuff. Once there's stuff, the wiki can be refined. After that point, you'll probably have some legitimacy and a userbase.
Fear Street has just never had that KABOOM that fans have long since desired. I think a few users have tried creating wikis, but most of them are mostly empty and completely abandoned, scaring away new users.
Hey I know I'm way too late (and I probably shouldn't be reviving this thread since I wasn't even part of it) but
>The image of the gnome might be a recreation of the original artwork.
Isn't it the other way around though?? I remember reading somewhere that originally the gnome was picking his nose but Scholastic made Jacobus change that because... well, you know... kids. Maybe I'm just being dumb but this was my initial thought.
ETA: apparently that info is on the wiki article for RotLG lol sorry
Originally, Jacobus painted a gnome picking his nose. He was forced to change this, presumably painting over the original artwork. The image above could have been a recreation of what it originally looked like.
Hm, I wonder if they changed it because it sounded too childish and they wanted the new books to please slightly older readers? Well, to be fair though, they did publish a book about Slappy having a nightmare so I really don't know what to think here.
I finally broke down and decided to figure out what that news clipping was from (the image seen in my post up top). It's from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I believe the piece was sponsored by AOL and written by Kelly Milner Halls.
You've replaced the 2003-2007 taglines of the books you've edited with "Something fishy...again!", which is Deep Trouble 2's tagline. Fixed that and stole your Lucky Dummy Badge for the 3rd time in a row, LOL. Just make sure to use the right tagline.
Hi. I reread the rules recently (cuz why not?) and something didn't feel right. You know the rule about not calling someone an idiot even if they are one? Is it really necessary to have it say him/her (s)he? Can't we just use the one and only, omnipotent singular "they?"
Both Goosebumps Dead of Night and Goosebumps Night of Scares don't have colons in their official titles. I changed that and renamed the pages and the templates, but the top bar tabber thingy needs to change accordingly. Could you please change the titles? Thanks.
> Also why did you remove 16+ threads of yours from my wall
Long story short: I hate having a lot of old, useless threads/comments/blogs/replies just lying around. I think I cleared the unimportant messages from my wall a year ago or something as well. Don't worry, I kept the important ones that contain formatting advice/rules.
Is there a problem with deleting old, useless threads/comments?
Also, how did you notice? Same with GbA. He immediately noticed it. Do you use the "Recent Wiki Activity" log or the "Recent Changes" log?
Don't mean to intrude on the thread, but that picture of Curly is from the "How to Draw Goosebumps" book. It was later used for some of the merch from the Kreepsville 666 website, which was officially liscened, so yeah, it's real.
They look similar but distinctly different to the cartoon-style art found on all the 90s merchandise, which could be found in a style guide from that time period (one page of which is shown here:http://mindosis.com/Portfolio_DK/Style_Guides.html#6, there isn't much info about the 90s style guide online but it does exist).
Hmm... this is really interesting! I'm not a big fan of any of the modern Goosebumps art. The oldest stuff has that REAL Goosebumps feel to it. I'm still confused as to why they'd use the Egg Monster (calm down, Goddy. Don't get too excited over the mention of Egg Monsters).
Yeah but these make the invvisible boy in this story look evil when he's...not lol. (Not that they've avoided lying covers in the past, but they have been doing less of that lately to their credit). These do look better but the final is so hilariously weird that I kinda love it.
Also whre the heck did you find these?
Oh, sorry. I'm just used to seeing links as yellow, and not that green g splat. I forgot all about that.
But here's a question though: How would anyone figure out that those splat are links? I didn't up until recently. Shouldn't there be some sort of key or statement at the top that says "click the g splat for further details"?
Also also, the featured article section doesn't really look good when it's not an OG book. I mean, Revenge of the Invisible Boy doesn't use that font, and it just doesn't stand out like it used to. I remember the reason being something along the lines of creating the banner takes time. If that's the case, I'd be happy to create them. I'm not the only one who finds the featured article unappealing.
I'm sorry if this sounds demanding or "mean". I just couldn't find a better way to phrase it.
>Shouldn't there be some sort of key or statement at the top that says "click the g splat for further details"?
Good idea. I added a note at the bottom now.
>I'm not the only one who finds the featured article unappealing.
I'm aware it doesn't look great. If you want you can come up with ideas to make it look better... either text form or banner form. I may bring back the banners, but keep them ultra simple so they don't take too much effort to create.
The funny thing is, my account was basically where I'd Tweet Goosebumps news, reviews, random Goosebumps crap, and I'd occasionally (I'm lying. ALWAYS) insult Stine on there. Once he followed, I had to delete all the insulting Tweets (including the popular ones!!). So there are pluses and minuses.
Speaking of homepages, there's something on this wiki that's been bothering me for a long time.
I mean, like, it's not like these are poular characters or anything. (Who the heck is Horrifico? No one, aside from Susan Lurie, likes Dr. Maniac. Captain Ben? Really?) You get the picture.
Plus, why do they fall under the "Books" tab? I don't think having a characters tab is a good idea, especially since barely any Goosebumps characters are fleshed out enough to be considered 'characters'.
Maybe adding an "Authors and Illustrators" section would be a good alternative. And maybe throw in a video game tab in between "TV & Film" and "Community" with "PC", "Console", and "Mobile" sections. (I think I recommended this about a month back, but no one ever came around to doing it.)
Well, the only ones who are allowed to do that are Goddy, GbA and Thomas. I think it should be called "Games". Splitting it up would seem repetitive, since some games (like Goosebumps: The Game, or the new crap we're getting in about 2 weeks) fit in more than one category.
I know the very feeling I use like these when I was a child but a a few people spoil goosebumps for me , first it with beads someone this act like a girl (1 reason ) (2 reson beads they knew me to well and secord beased someone look in our home said we had return them ever they be pay for ever when slappyworld was out) they got taken way from me , I have replace them so many times. I still like them but get hard hard having to replace thim . I would like get other people who like these series just me just when had secod film Halloween town sort I did get ready when in horrorland . it fic the first build up my colletion them it ou gose.
Could you please delete the category, "Characters that appears on covers"? There's a category called, "Characters that appear on covers", but I must have misspelled the category when I added it to a page.
I've noticed that it looks like all the comments on my blog posts have been deleted or gone missing, including some very large threads. I thought since you seem to have the most Fandom experience on this wiki, I'd ask if you have any idea why this might have happened? I did change my username recently, but I don't know if that would have anything to do with it.
Make sure to download the .zip files on the Drive. Google is such a liar, it says the files r unsupported, but they are. Google's an even bigger liar than the Son of Slappy cover, or even Frankenstein's Dog.
You know what? Horrorland just isn't gonna work. Take a look at an actual back tagline. It's formatted using 2 fonts, and you need to center and stuff. It'll look terrible on this wiki. I'll settle for Hall of Horrors, and then we're done.
I'm very much enjoying my retirement, actually. My career at Goosebumps Wiki Inc.™ has provided me with sufficient superannuation to complete my Goosepimples collection once and for all. These days, I just sit on my porch, overlooking the beach, as the sun sets upon the large pile of Chickenlumps books I have acquired, and reminisce about my days of article editing.
I didn't know retirement gifts were supposed to make me immediately regret retiring and want to keep working
the spectre of pickle rick asmr haunts sharkbud through his retirement until the day he lies upon his deathbed. even from the corner of sharkbud's breathtakingly beautiful retirement tribute, his image haunts the ex-wiki extraordinaire.
I'm afraid I'll catch retirment syndrome as well. We should practice social distancing here - leave a blank reply after every post...
This has AMBSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with retirement, but why does everyone loathe, detest, abhor, despise, and dislike Chicken Chicken? I loved it since childhood, and it made it into my top 10. Now, How I learned to Fly - THAT was a BAD book. It felt like Stine was flexing with fake Crocs or something. I wouldn't put my name on a book like that.</big>
Sometimes I consider what an amusingly strange thing a book of all the parodies, fake fan-clubs and photoshops that have come from this wiki would be. We'd print out the Camp Spooky Summer Camp and the Good, the Bad and the Very Itchy stories, create detailed facsimiles of the flame wars in the egg monster fan club posts, and dedicate and entire 20-page gallery to Salppy photoshops. Call it "The Wiki of Fever Swamp" or something like that. A true tribute to the dedicated work we've done.
Man, a Goosebumps book involving this wiki and all the weird memes its spawned would be amazing. Maybe it could expand on the Goosebumps Wiki Lore™ too. Like, where does Pickle Robby fit in all this? Is he related to Robot Lover Stine? How did he become a pickle? Does he force the Egg Monsters to scrub him clean like King Jellyjam? I need answers!
also we've been in hell ever since pickle robby was introduced
> Like, where does Pickle Robby fit in all this? Is he related to Robot Lover Stine?
In the beginning, Pickle Robby created the Heaven and the Earth. And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the waters. And the Spirit of Pickle Robby moved upon the face of the waters. And Pickle Robby said, "Let there be an extremely cursed online website dedicated to Goosebumps, odd parodies and praise to the One True Egg Monster: and there was an extremely cursed website dedicated to Goosebumps, odd parodies and praise to the One True Egg Monster.
> also we've been in hell ever since pickle robby was introduced
OH, you did! The colors are right, but you used the old format. The new format uses the fonts "Futura Condensed, Medium Condensed" and the text is slightly smaller. I'm not gonna fault you for it though, cause I never bothered to update the old versions. And you shouldn't worry about going back and fixing them... I think you did a fine job regardless (I kinda think the old format looks better anyway).
But back to your question.
Tales To Give You Goosebumps: It's the same format as the original, so it shouldn't be hard to do.
Give Yourself Goosebumps: The first 22 books' back taglines use the same stye as the original series, but you need to find images of the back covers to see what color the back tagline is, as the back covers use different colors from the front covers. As for book 23 and up, I don't remember if their back taglines are colored. If they are, you can add the color but you would also (if you want - this is optional) have to find the font or a similar looking font to add.
Goosebumps HorrLand / Hall of Horrors: The back taglines on the pages are colored (for HorrorLand) but don't feature the font used... You would have to find the font or a similar looking font.
Most Wanted, SlappyWorld: If I recall correctly, these books have back taglines.
I'm gonna have to change the BG color of the Still More Tales to Give you Goosebumps row on the Tales to Give you Goosebumps page to #052b40 or 062536. The tagline color is #280f00, but it doesn't show on the dark BG.
Ok. I hit an obstacle. I saved my current progress on Tales to Give You GB in my sandbox and left the page the way it was. The free alternative to the font used by the final Tales to Give you Goosebumps book (you know, the Christmas one) is "Komika Text". I can't install the font here cuz you need to be a bureaucrat or admin to do so (you already know this, but I'm just making my point clear). Would you mind uploading this font onto the wiki? Thanks.
The "webfont" link just takes me to a download page... Idk why I would need to download something in order to get a font to load on a wiki. And Adobe Fonts says I gotta sign up or something. GBArt retiring sucks, because he's more knowledgeable than I am when it comes to stuff like this.
No no, when you download it, there's a text document that has the @font stuff and all the import font stuff (.tff, etc.). You just need to download it first.
I'm sorry, I should've been clearer at the start.
And I'm also sorry for constantly messaging you about fonts, but GbA's gone, and I contacted StacyFan about it before, and he said he doesn't really know how to do that stuff. You're the only active admin who can do this. I promise I'll make a list of all the fonts (if we need more) next time, rather than messaging you every day :)
HOWEVER, you know that Survival Guide Horrorland thingy? I added the blurb on its page, and added the whole thing to the "List of Goosebumps Books" page. The blurb is formattted according to how it appears on the book. Would you mind checking it out?
Yeah, do Tales To Give You Goosebumps next. Make Still More Tale's tagline white so it looks good on the background. Also, I installed the Komika font, so you can use it now (put "KOMTXT_" to get it to appear).
Mikel6718 wrote: I'm gonna have to change the BG color of the Still More Tales to Give you Goosebumps row on the Tales to Give you Goosebumps page to #052b40 or 062536. The tagline color is #280f00, but it doesn't show on the dark BG.
K. I'll do this on Sunday. Also, I really think the 'Break the Rules' page should be deleted. I mean, it wasn't exclusively made for Goosebumps, unlike 'The Bumps Gonna Goose Ya' for example. What's your thought on that?
I have a question, just a random question for you (you know my brain functions by coming up with random questions):
Did you ever miss a badge because of Fandoms stupid timing system? I was going for the editing for the 100 days thingy once, but Fandom didn't count my 1am edit, so I got screwed. GbA also stole my LUCKY DUMMY once on a message wall, we pressed enter at the same time, but he got the badge. So yeah, please excuse my brain's randomness. If I were you, I wouldn't even respond to this message.
Ok, done with Tales to Give You Goosebumps, but I didn't make the dark taglines white. It looked awful. Trust me. Instead, I used a slightly lighter variation of the original color of the tagline, and it worked! It looks good, it's readable, and I believe I'm done.
> Where? It's because I mostly use my phone for any edits that have nothing to do with formatting, or ones that don't really need a lot of work.
Lol, he's making joke. He's saying you should've put "improved" instead of "ruined".
>Ok, done with Tales to Give You Goosebumps, but I didn't make the dark taglines white. It looked awful. Trust me. Instead, I used a slightly lighter variation of the original color of the tagline, and it worked! It looks good, it's readable, and I believe I'm done.
And since you lost those badges, I decided to make one for you:
(By the way, that badge I lost wasn't really the 60 days badge, it was actually the 200 days badge. To quote you, my life hurts.)
Hey Goddy! I just wanted to drop by and introduce myself. I am Lostris, and I'll be taking over from Mandy as this wiki's Wiki Manager. As Wiki Manager, I'm not here to take over, quite the contrary. I'm here to assist you and this community on a more local level, so if you have any questions for staff or need any help, just drop me a message, and I'll be happy to help out. Aside from assisting this community with any possible issues, I am also here to help you out with the fun stuff, so if you have an idea or fun project that you don't quite know how to get off the ground or that you feel could use a little bit more Fandom love, do not hesitate to reach out and pitch me your idea! I will also be getting in contact with the other admins in this community to introduce myself and inform them of this change. I look forward to getting to know you and work together with you and this community!