A Straight Road
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Usage

To import this theme to your page, put the following anywhere inside it:

[[include :scp-wiki:theme:creepypasta]]

The standard CSS @import method won't work. This is intentional (thanks to stormbreathstormbreath for providing the CSS code!). Importing the theme using [[include]] adds your page to a list of Backlinks. This is useful for seeing what pages would be affected when this theme is updated, and allows any errors caused by that to be noticed and corrected much faster.

You can view any page's Backlinks by clicking "+ Options" at the bottom of the page, then "Backlinks".


Examples

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Parawatch Logo.

A horizontal rule can be created with 5 hyphens "-----" and extends across the whole page if it's not placed inside anything (eg a blockquote). The lines separating sections of this document are horizontal rules.

Titles can be created by putting between one and six plus "+" at the start of the line

This is a tab view.

This is a blockquote, created by putting "> " at the start of each line.

More text


That's a horizontal rule

Nested blockquotes

This is a table
You should know how to make these
already
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=PT+Mono&display=swap');
 
/*
    Powered on 2019/05/09 06:09:42
    [2019 Wikidot Theme]
    Created by The Great Hippo
    CC BY-SA 3.0
*/
 
/* FONTS AND COLORS */
 
:root {
    --bg-light: #262626;
    --bg: #1a1a1a;
    --bg-dark: #000000;
 
    --fg-light: #ffffff; 
    --fg:  #f2f2f2;
    --fg-dark: #e6e6e6;
 
    --fg-accent-light: #ffffcc;
    --fg-accent: #ffff99;
    --fg-accent-dark: #ffff80;
 
    --fg-accent-2: #ffffff;
 
}
 
body {
    background: var(--bg);
    color: var(--fg);
    font-family: 'PT Mono', monospace;
}
 
a, a:visited {
    color: var(--fg-accent-dark);
}
 
h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, #page-title {
    color: var(--fg-light);
    font-family: 'PT Mono', monospace;
}
 
ins, del {
    color: black;
}
 
/* HEADER */
 
div#container-wrap {
    background: url(https://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/theme%3Acreepypasta/gradient.png) top left repeat-x;
}
 
div#header {
    background: url(https://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/theme%3Acreepypasta/parawatch.png) 10px 40px no-repeat;
}
 
div#header h1 a span {
    /* hiding header text */
    font-size: 0px;
    color: transparent;
}
 
div#header h1 a:before {
    content: " ";
    color: rgb(24, 24, 24);
}
 
div#header h2 span {
    font-size:0px;
    padding: 4px;
}
 
div#header h2:after {
    content: " ";
    font-weight: bold;
    color: rgb(255, 224, 135);
    padding: 19px 0;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px 1px rgba(0, 0, 0, .8);
    white-space: pre;
}
 
/* SIDE-BAR */
 
div#side-bar a,
div#side-bar a:visited {
    color: var(--fg-dark);
}
 
div#side-bar div.side-block {
    background: rgb(24, 24, 24);
    border: 1px solid #ffe087;
    box-shadow: 0 2px 6px #404040;
}
 
div#side-bar div.side-block.media,
div#side-bar div.side-block.resources {
    background: rgb(24,24,24);
}
 
div#side-bar div.side-block div.heading,
div#side-bar div.collapsible-block-unfolded-link,
div#side-bar div.collapsible-block-unfolded-link div.collapsible-block-link {
    color: rgb(255, 224, 135);
    border-color: rgb(255, 224, 135);
}
 
/* Recolors the image bullet points in the side-bar */
.side-block .menu-item > .image {
    filter: hue-rotate(230deg) invert(100%);
}
 
/* Recolors the Translation Module */
div.scpnet-interwiki-wrapper {
    filter: hue-rotate(230deg) invert(100%);
}
 
/* Recolors the panel that opens on mobile with the side-bar */
@media (max-width: 767px) {
    #side-bar{
        background-color: var(--bg);
    }
}
 
/* Recolors the drop down from the arrow next to username in the header */
#login-status ul a {
    color: var(--fg);
    background: var(--bg);
    border-color: var(--fg);
}
 
#login-status ul a:hover {
    color: var(--fg-dark);
}
 
/* Makes the code readable */
.hl-identifier, .hl-code, .hl-brackets {
    color: var(--fg);
}
 
/* Top-Bar */
#top-bar a { 
    color: var(--fg-dark);
}
 
#top-bar ul li ul {
    border-color: var(--fg-light);
}
 
#top-bar ul li.sfhover ul li a,
#top-bar ul li:hover ul li a {
   border-top-color: var(-fg-light);
}
 
#top-bar ul li.sfhover a,
#top-bar ul li:hover a {
    background-color: var(--bg-light);
    color: var(--fg-dark);
}
 
#top-bar ul li.sfhover a:hover,
#top-bar ul li:hover a:hover {
    background: var(--bg-dark); /* top bar hover background color */
    color: var(--fg-dark);
}
 
div.yui-navset div.yui-content {
    background: rgb(24, 24, 24);
}
 
div.yui-navset ul.yui-nav a,
div.yui-navset div.yui-navset-top ul.yui-nav a {
    background: rgb(24, 24, 24);
    color: rgb(255, 237, 185);
    border: solid 1px #ffffff;
}
 
div.yui-navset ul.yui-nav a:hover,
div.yui-navset ul.yui-nav a:focus {
    background: rgb(40, 40, 40);
    color: rgb(255, 237, 185);
}
 
div.yui-navset ul.yui-nav .selected a,
div.yui-navset ul.yui-nav .selected a:focus,
div.yui-navset ul.yui-nav .selected a:hover {
    background: rgb(50, 50, 50);
    color: var(--fg);
    border: solid 2px #ffff99;
}
 
/* rating module */
 
.page-rate-widget-box .rate-points {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark) !important;
}
 
.page-rate-widget-box .rate-points,
.page-rate-widget-box .rateup a,
.page-rate-widget-box .ratedown a,
.page-rate-widget-box .cancel a {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark);
    color: white;
    border: 0;
}
 
.page-rate-widget-box .rateup,
.page-rate-widget-box .ratedown,
.page-rate-widget-box .cancel {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark);
    border: 0;
    border-left: 1px solid var(--fg-accent-light);
}
 
.page-rate-widget-box .rate-points,
.page-rate-widget-box .cancel a {
    border: 0;
 
}
 
.page-rate-widget-box .rateup a,
.page-rate-widget-box .ratedown a {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark);
    color: white;
}
 
.page-rate-widget-box .rateup a:hover,
.page-rate-widget-box .ratedown a:hover,
.page-rate-widget-box .cancel a:hover {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark);
    color: white;
}
 
/* footnote hovers */
 
.hovertip {
    width: 20em;
    padding: 0.5em;
 
    border: 1px solid var(--fg-accent-light) !important;
    border-radius: 0.5em;
 
    background-color: #000000ee !important;
    box-shadow: 0 0 6px 1px #000000aa;
    z-index: 100;
}
 
.hovertip .f-heading {
    color: var(--fg-accent-light);
}
 
/* inputs */
 
input.text, input.button,
#search-top-box-input,
#search-top-box-form input[type=submit],
div.buttons input, input.button, button, file, a.button {
    background: transparent;
    color: var(--fg);
    border: 1px solid var(--fg-accent-2);
    border-radius: 0;
    font-size: 1em;
    outline: 0;
}
 
div.buttons input:hover, div.buttons input:focus,
input.button:hover, input.button:focus,
button:hover, button:focus,
file:hover, file:focus,
a.button:hover, a.button:focus {
    border-color: var(--fg-accent-2);
    background: transparent;
    color: var(--fg);
}
 
input.text:hover, input.button:hover,
input.text:focus, input.button:focus,
#search-top-box-input:hover,
#search-top-box-input:focus,
#search-top-box-form input[type=submit]:hover,
#search-top-box-form input[type=submit]:focus {
    color: var(--fg);
    background: transparent;
    border: 1px solid var(--fg-accent-2);
    outline: 0;
}
 
/* EDITING WINDOWS */
.owindow {
    color: #000;
}
 
.owindow h1, .owindow h2, .owindow h3, .owindow h4, .owindow h5, .owindow h6 {
    color: #000;
}
 
.owindow a {
    color: #272727;
}
 
table.page-files .highlight {
    background-color: #272727;
}
 
input.text {
    border: 1px dashed #000;
    color: #fff;
}
 
input.text:focus {
    border: 1px dashed #000;
    color: #fff;
}
 
input.text:hover {
    border: 1px dashed #000;
    color: #fff;
}
 
div#lock-info {
    background-color: var(--bg-light);
}
 
/* BLOCKQUOTES */
 
blockquote,
div.blockquote {
    background:  var(--bg-dark);
    border-width: 2px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: var(--bg-light);
}
 
/* Parawatch Forum Pseudo-Blockquotes */
div.parapost {
    background:  var(--bg-dark);
    border-width: 2px;
    border-style: solid;
    border-color: var(--bg-light);
    padding: 0 1em;
    margin: 1em 3em;
}
 
div.parapost.reply1 {margin: 1em 3em 1em 4em;}
div.parapost.reply2 {margin: 1em 3em 1em 5em;}
div.parapost.reply3 {margin: 1em 3em 1em 6em;}
div.parapost.reply4 {margin: 1em 3em 1em 7em;}
div.parapost.reply5 {margin: 1em 3em 1em 8em;}
 
@media (max-width: 479px) {
   div.parapost {margin: 1em 0;}
   div.parapost.reply1 {margin: 1em 0 1em 1em;}
   div.parapost.reply2 {margin: 1em 0 1em 2em;}
   div.parapost.reply3 {margin: 1em 0 1em 3em;}
   div.parapost.reply4 {margin: 1em 0 1em 4em;}
   div.parapost.reply5 {margin: 1em 0 1em 5em;}
}
 
@media (min-width: 480px) and (max-width: 580px) {
   div.parapost {margin: 0.5em;}
   div.parapost.reply1 {margin: 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 1em;}
   div.parapost.reply2 {margin: 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 1.5em;}
   div.parapost.reply3 {margin: 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 2em;}
   div.parapost.reply4 {margin: 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 2.5em;}
   div.parapost.reply5 {margin: 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em 3em;}
}
 
/* IMAGES */
 
#page-content .scp-image-block {
    border-color: var(--fg-accent);
    box-shadow: none;
}
#page-content .scp-image-block .scp-image-caption {
    border-color: var(--fg-accent);
    background-color: var(--bg-dark);
}
 
table.wiki-content-table th {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark);
}
 
hr {
    background-color: var(--fg);
}
 
.code {
    border: 1px dashed var(--fg);
    background-color: transparent;
 
    font-family: "Courier", "Courier New", "Roboto Mono", monospace;
    font-size: 1em;
}
 
/* INFO MODULE */
 
#page-content .rate-box-with-credit-button {
    background-color: var(--bg-dark); 
    border: 1px solid var(--bg-dark);
}
 
#page-content .rate-box-with-credit-button .creditButton p a {
    border-left-color: var(--fg-accent-light);
}
 
#page-content .rate-box-with-credit-button .page-rate-widget-box .cancel {
    border-radius: 0;
}
#page-content .rate-box-with-credit-button .page-rate-widget-box .rate-points {
    border-left: 0;
}
 
#page-content .modalbox {
    background: linear-gradient(var(--bg) 51px,var(--bg-light) 51px,var(--bg-light)) !important;
    color: var(--fg);
    box-shadow: 0 2px 6px #404040;
}
 
.close-credits,
.credit-back {
    filter: hue-rotate(230deg) invert(100%) brightness(150%);
}
 
#footer {
    background: var(--bg-light);
}
 
/* MOBILE CODE */
@media (max-width: 767px) { 
    div#header {
        background-size: 22em;
        background-position: 1em;
    }
 
    #top-bar .open-menu a {
        border: 0.2em solid var(--bg-light);
        background-color: #787878;
        color: var(--bg-light);
  }
}
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swimmer 13/05/13 (Tue) 20:34:26 #15074222


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Unfortunately, it was raining in Michigan when I visited after a long time.

When I was about seven or eight, I almost drowned in a river. If my father didn't notice, I couldn't even be posting here. I think it was this incident that motivated me to learn how to swim, because a few days after I drowned, I voluntarily asked my father to let me do so. Perhaps I had thought that if I could swim I wouldn't drown anymore (of course, just being able to swim doesn't mean you'll never drown). Still, I can't help but be impressed by how determined I was back then.

I went to swimming lessons three times a week. It was a rather far place from where I lived then, about a thirty-minute drive, so my mother took me to and from the place.

Swimming is a very physical activity. In the water, you have to wade through the water around you, no matter what you want to do. It constantly puts a strain on your body. Elementary school kids usually don't have much stamina — by the end of the lesson, I was always exhausted. So when I first started learning, I would often lie down in the car on the way home to rest my body.

About a month after I started going to swimming lessons, I noticed that my mother sometimes took a different route home. Since I was lying down in the back seat, I couldn't see the scenery outside, but I still vaguely knew that she was driving a different way. It wasn't until another month later that I became aware that something was definitely wrong. When we passed that way, the car didn't make a single turn. The suburb of Michigan where I lived was certainly a rural location, but even so, there was no chance that one could drive thirty minutes to home without turning once.

Whenever we took the straight road home, it was always raining. I believe the rainfall itself wasn't that heavy, but I could hear it pattering on the ground, with a strange clarity. The most frightening thing to me as a child was that my mother would stop talking. Normally she would ask me about everything that had happened at school or swimming lessons, but when we were driving that road, she would become silent. Only once did I try to talk to my mother in this state, and she replied in an awfully slow voice: "What." This is one of the reasons why this strange phenomenon is not only a mysterious experience peculiar to childhood, but also gives me a feeling of almost fear even now. I felt as if my mother, who usually made me feel safe, had been replaced by something else (or maybe she really had become something). There was no place where I felt comfortable on the straight road. I remember the cheerful voice of radio personalities sounding out of place in the car.

I continued to attend that school for a year before I moved away from Michigan, because it suited me and I enjoyed swimming so much that I still do. Maybe I was just being stubborn, too. While I went to swimming lessons in the new place as well, I never encountered the similar phenomenon. I even asked my parents about it, but ultimately I can't figure out what exactly that straight road was. If I had looked out the window while passing along the straight road, I might have been able to see something, but I didn't think to check. In fact, I seemed to be desperately trying to avoid looking out the window. I think I was always lying down in the car on the way home after I realized that we sometimes passed that road.

One thing I remember vividly is this feeling that something was peeking at me from the rainy outside while we were driving down the straight road. The gaze followed me the entire time I was on the road. An obnoxious gaze as if licking and dragging me in. What was happening outside the car, what was there in the rain, I can't confirm anymore; and to be honest, I'm glad I didn't.

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