Dashie.exe is a Creepypasta about a strange MLP game CD that could be either glitchy, hacked or possibly made by someone (or "something") other than Hasbro...
I'm a total MLP fan much like everyone else, I like the newer episodes, but I don't mind watching the classics. I don't think I want to watch any after the experience I had...
It started on a nice summer afternoon, I was watching the last episode of season 3 (I liked how the animation looks) until I noticed, out of my peripheral vision, that the mailman had arrived and put something in my mailbox as usual and left. I paused my episode to go see what I got in the mail... The only thing in the Mailbox was a CD case for computers and a note. I took it inside.
I looked at the note first and realized it was from my dear friend Richard (Let's just call him that), whom I hadn't heard from in 2 weeks. I know that because I recognized his handwriting, though what was weird is how it looked; it looked badly written and scratchy and somewhat difficult to read, as if Richard was having a hard time writing it down and did it in a hurry.
This is what he wrote...
I can't take it anymore, I had to get rid of this thing somehow before it was too late, and I was hoping you'd do it for me. I can't do it, she’s after me, and if you don't destroy this CD, she'll come after you too, she's too fast for me....
Please William, destroy this god-forsaken disc before she comes after you too, it's too late for me.
Destroy the disc, and you'll destroy her, but do it quick otherwise she'll catch you. Don't even play the game, it's what she wants, just destroy it.
Well, that was certainly weird. Even though Richard IS my best friend and I haven't seen him in 2 weeks, I didn't do what he asked me. I didn't think that a simple gaming disc would do anything bad to him, after all it's just a game right? Boy, was I wrong about that...
ANY way, I looked at the disc and it looks like any ordinary computer CD-R disc, except it had black marker on it written "DASHIE.EXE", and it was much unlike Richard's handwriting, meaning that he must've gotten it from someone else, like a pawn shop or eBay. When I saw "DASHIE" on the writing of the CD, I was actually excited and wanted to play it, since I'm a BIG MLP fan.
I went up to my room and turned on my computer and put the disc in and installed the game. When the title screen popped up I noticed that it was the game, I was like "Awesome!" Because like I said earlier I liked the classics. The first thing I noticed that was out of place was when I pressed start, there's was a split second when I saw the title image turned into something much different, something that I now consider horrifying, before cutting to black.
I remember what the image looked like in that split second before the game cut to black; The sky had darkened, the title emblem was rusted and ruined, the HASBRO 2010 was now instead HASBRO 666, and the water had turned red, like blood, except it looked hyper-realistic.
But the freakiest thing that was in that split second frame was Dashie, her eyes were pitch black and bleeding with two glowing red dots staring RIGHT AT ME, and her smile had stretched wider up to the edge of her face. I was rather disturbed about that image when I saw it, though I figured that it was just a glitch and forgot about it. After it cut to black it stayed like that for about 10 seconds or so. And then another weird thing happened, the save file select from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 popped up, and I was like "WTF? What's this doing in an MLP game?", anyway, then I notice something off, the background was the dark cloudy sky of the Bad Stardust Speedway level from Sonic CD, and there were only three save files. The music was that creepy Caverns of Winter music from Earthbound, only it was extended and seemed to have been in reverse. And the image for the save file where you see a preview of the level you're on is just red static for all three files.
What freaked me out more was the character select, it showed only Twilight, Pinkie, and to my surprise, Discord! Now I was sure that something was up, I mean, how can you play as Discord in an MLP game, for crying out loud?
That's when I realized that this wasn't a glitchy game, it was a hacked game.
Yeah it definitely looked hacked, it was really creepy, but as a smart gamer, I wasn't scared (or at least I tried not to be), I told myself that it was just a hacked game and there's nothing wrong with that. Anyways, shaking off the creeped out feeling I picked File 1 (Twilight) and when I selected and got started. The game froze for about 5 seconds and I heard a creepy pixelated laugh that sounded an awful lot like that Kefka guy from Final Fantasy before cutting to black.
The screen stayed black for about 10 seconds or more, then it showed the typical title thing, except the text showed only "LOT". The screen faded in and the level title vanished revealing Twilight in Canterlot, the music was different though, it sounded like a peaceful melody in reverse. Anyway I started playing and had Twilight start running, what was odd was that as Twilight was running along the level there was nothing but flat ground and a few trees for 5 minutes. That was when the peaceful music started to lower down into slow deep tones very slowly as I kept going.
I suddenly saw something and I stopped to see what it was; it was one of the small animals lying dead on the ground bleeding (That was when the music started to slow down). Twilight had a shocked and saddened look on her face that I never saw her have before, so I had her move along, and she kept that worried look. As she kept moving I saw more dead animals as Twilight moved past them looking more and more worried as the music lowers, and she moves past more dead animals. I was shocked to see how they all died, they looked like somebody killed them in rather gruesome ways; a squirrel was hanged on a tree with what appeared to be its entrails hanging out, a bunny had all four of its limbs torn off and a duck had its eyes gouged out and its throat slit. I felt sick to my stomach when I saw this massacre, and apparently so did Twilight. After a few more seconds, there were no more animals and the music seemed to have stopped. Twilight still continued.
After a minute passed after the music stopped, Twilight was running up a hill and then she stopped, it wasn't until I saw why; Dashie was there on the other side of the screen with her back against Twilight with her eyes closed. Twilight looked happy to see Dashie but then her smile faltered, obviously noticing that Dashie wasn't responding to her, if not acting as if she was totally oblivious of Twilight's presence. Twilight walked slowly toward Dashie, and I noticed that I wasn't even moving my keyboard to make her move, so this had to have been a cut scene.
Suddenly I began to have a growing feel of dread as Twilight walked closer to Dashie to get her attention, I felt that Twilight was in danger and something bad was going to happen. I heard faint static growing louder as Twilight was but inches away from Dashie and stopped and stuck her hoof out to touch him. That foreboding feeling in my gut was growing stronger and I felt the urge to tell Twilight to get away from Dashie as the static grew louder.
Suddenly in a split second I saw Dashie's eyes open and they were black with those red glowing dots, just like that title image, thought there wasn't a smile. When that happened the screen turned black and the static sound was off.
It stayed black for about 7 seconds and then white text appeared forming a message, saying, "Hello. Do you want to play with me?"
At this point I was creeped out, I didn't want to continue with the game, but my curiosity got the better of me when I was taken to a different level with the level title now saying "HIDE AND SEEK".
This time I was in the Everfree Forest and it looked like everything was on fire.
Twilight looked as though she was scared out of her wits this time. She actually looked at me and made frantic gestures to me as if she wanted to get out of the area she was in as fast as possible. I was starting to get freaked out by this...I mean Twilight was actually breaking the fourth wall, trying to tell me to get her out of there.
So I pressed down on the arrow key as hard as I could and made her run as fast as she could, The Hyuponia music from Klonoa 2 was playing as I made Twilight trek through the desolate forest, trying to help her escape from whatever she was trying to run from.
Suddenly I heard that creepy laugh again... that awful Kefka laugh... right after 10 seconds have passed as I helped Twilight run through the forest, and then I started seeing flashes of Dashie popping everywhere on the screen, again with those black and red eyes, only THIS time he had the most deranged looking grin on his face.
The music changed to that suspenseful drowning jingle as I see Dashie behind Twilight slowly gaining up on her FLYING; Dashie was actually FLYING! She looked as though she was enjoying the torment she was giving the poor little pony as she gained up on her.
Suddenly when Twilight tripped (another cut scene) the music stopped and Dashie vanished. Twilight laid there and started crying for 15 seconds. The scene was rather upsetting to watch and I kind of teared up myself. But then Dashie appeared right in front of Twilight and she looked up in horror.
Blood started to come down those blackened eyes of Dashie as a grin slowly grew from her face as she looked down at the horrified pony. I could do nothing but watch.
Just in a split second Dashie lunged at Twilight right before the screen went black. There was a loud screeching noise that only lasted 5 seconds. The text returned only this time it said "You're too slow, want to try again?" and then that god-awful laugh came with it.
I was so shocked by what had happened...did Dashie murder Twilight? No, she couldn't have... she and Twilight are supposed to be best friends, right? Why would Dashie do that to her?
I shook the shock off as I was brought back to the character select, the save file that had Twilight was different; Twilight was no longer in the box itself but in the TV screen itself, which was flickering with that red static. Twilight's expression scared me. Her eyes were gone, her body color had changed to black and she had an expression of anguish on his face. Trying to ignore it, I picked Pinkie next.
The laugh came again and the screen cut to black again and stayed there for another 10 seconds, this time the level said "YOU CAN'T RUN".
I was really freaked out by now, I couldn't really tell if this was a glitch, or a hack, or some kind of sick twisted joke... or anything really. But despite my fear of what happened next, I kept playing.
The next level looked much different, it had the ground of the Scrap Brain zone from the Sonic games, but the sky background looked like the main menu; it had the dark reddish cloudy sky. But it was the music that creeped me out the most: It sounded like Giygas' theme right after you beat Pokey in Earthbound. I also noticed that Pinkie looked afraid just like Twilight did, though not as much, more rather she looked a little unnerved. She broke the fourth wall just like Twilight and looked as if she wasn't sure about going on, but I made her move anyway.
He ran down the straight pathway in this dark level, and as she did the screen started to flicker red static a couple times and then that maddening laugh came again.
Then after a few seconds of running I notice several bloodstains on the metallic ground. I felt a growing sense of fear again thinking something horrible is going to happen to Pinkie. She looked nauseated walking down this blood-stained road, but I still kept her going.
Suddenly as Pinkie ran, Dashie appeared right in front of her with those black and red eyes and then red static appeared again, when the static vanished showing nothing but black screen with text saying "FOuNd YOu!", I was now scared. Dashie found Pinkie already?! What was going on?!
Anyway red static came again and then I was back to the level, Pinkie looked like she was panicking, and Dashie was nowhere to be found. And this time that high-pitched squealing from the Silent Hill 1's final boss was playing.
Was this some kind of boss battle with Dashie? I hoped to God it wasn't, honestly.
Suddenly Dashie appeared right behind Pinkie in what appeared to be pixelated black smoke, I made Pinkie turn, but Dashie vanished in black pixelated smoke before I could even land a hit, that terrible laugh went off again. Then Dashie appeared behind Pinkie again, and Dashie vanished laughing. Pinkie was panicking even more, and even I felt like I was going crazy. Dashie was practically playing with us. She was playing a sick twisted little mind game with me and Pinkie...
Another cut scene played as Pinkie fell to her "knees" and "clutched" her head sobbing. I felt her agony, Dashie was actually driving us BOTH crazy.
And then in a split second Dashie lunged at Pinkie and the screen went black with another distorted screeching noise that lasted for at least 3 seconds.
Another text message appeared, "So many souls to play with, so little time... would you agree?"
What the hell... just what is going on? I started to think Dashie was actually trying to talk to me through the game... But I was too scared to think that.
I was brought back to the main menu and this time the second file box had Pinkie in the TV screen, her pink skin had darkened to a pinkish grey and her eyes were black and bleeding. I began to think that those are the actual characters trapped in those TV screens on the save files, but I couldn't believe it... I didn't want to believe it...
So I shut off the game and took a break. I took a nap, wish I hadn't, 'cause I then began to have the most disturbing nightmare, I was in pitch black darkness, though I was under the light given off by a lamp that hung high above my head. I could hear the cries of Pinkie and Twilight nearby. They were saying stuff like, "Help us..." and "Why did you give us to her?" and "Run away, before she gets you too..."
Their cries died out as I then heard Dashie laugh, her laugh... it sounded a lot like the distorted Kefka laugh.
"You're a lot fun to play with kid, just like your friend Richard, though he didn't last long..."
I was scared and looking around for the source of the voice...
"Won't be long now until you join him and all my other friends..."
I saw him walking toward me, flickering in and out in several directions...
"You can't run, kid. You're in my world now. Just like the others..."
When he grabbed me and I saw her bleeding black and red-eyed, grinning face, I woke up with a fright.
After a couple of hours I decided to continue playing the game. I don’t know why, but I had to know, I had to figure out why this was happening... So I turned on the computer, turned on the game and selected Discord next.
I still thought that was wacky, playing as Discord, but anyway the level title appeared again and this time it said "...", which I found really freaky.
This time I was in some kind of hallway, though it has the pixelated style; the floor was shiny and checkered, the walls were a dark greyish purple with animated candlelight’s and a few dark bloodstains here and there, and there was a dark red curtain hanging above on the top part of the screen. Every 12 seconds or so that red curtain sways very slowly, but whenever you're playing the game you can barely see it move. The music was oddly pleasant, a piano playing a rather sad yet peaceful song, but I knew better, this was the song that played in Room act 1, only it wasn't in reverse.
Discord didn't look entirely nervous like Twilight and Pinkie did, but he did have a suspicious look on his face as if he was just a bit paranoid. He did a little animation when I just left him standing, he turns his head to the left and then to the right at least twice and then shrugs at me, as if he has no idea where he was or what was going on. Even though I was scared outta my mind about what was going to happen, I had Discord continue onward. He did his usual flying animation as we continued going through the hallway.
Then I stop at a long flight of stairs leading downward, now I was nervous, even Discord seemed unsure of himself, though I pressed onward.
As I led Discord down the stairs, I noticed that the walls have gotten darker and more reddish; the red torches are now an eerie blue. Then we landed onto another hallway. This one was longer than the last one (or at least it felt like it) and then we headed down another flight of stairs. This one was much longer, it took at least 1 full minute to reach the stairs.
Then, I heard that horrid Kefka laugh again and then the music slowly faded until it was quiet, as it did the walls turned more dark red and the torches were a black flame now.
When Discord landed onto the 3rd hallway, I noticed he now looked really creeped out, though he tried to hide it. I couldn't blame him, I was scared too.
Suddenly, Dashie popped right in front of Discord the same way she did Pinkie and then red static. The red static lasted for about 15 seconds and then it showed me the most unpleasant image...
The image showed a hyper-realistic Dashie standing in the darkness where you can only see her face, while her head and torso faded into black, and when I say hyper-realistic, I mean like she looked so real you could actually see the lines in her mane, as if you could actually feel it if you touched the screen.
Her face...oh God, she had the most horrifying smile I had ever seen.
And that's saying something considering I saw that image at the start of the game.
Her eyes are wide, black, and once again crying blood (which also looked hyper-realistic), and there were two small glowing red dots in those black eyes staring RIGHT AT ME, as if staring into my mind. Her grin was wide and demonic, it literally stretched to the sides of her face like a Cheshire Cat except Dashie had fangs, VERY SHARP fangs, much like a werewolf's teeth except more vicious-looking, somewhat yellowish and from the look of it, he had stains of blood and small bits of flesh on his lips and fangs as if he ate some pony.
I stared at that gruesome image for a good 30 seconds, never taking my eyes off it, I felt as if she was actually looking at me, smiling at me...that face, it just took 10 seconds for it to etch itself into my brain for good.
Then the screen flickered with red static again 3 times, and on the 3rd time I heard the Kefka laugh, except this time it sounded distorted, demonic even...
It went back to the image again except this time there was the text again though it was messed up, but it was pretty much one of the most horrifying things I looked at since I had this game...
"I AM GOD."
It was when I read that message while looking at Dashie when it hit me, I realized right there and then.
This Dashie was a monster, a pure evil, sadistic, all-powerful, nightmarish, demented monster... and all of her victims, including Twilight, Pinkie, Discord and possibly Richard, are just her little toys, and the game is the very gateway into her chaotic, nightmarish world and the very Hell her victims are trapped in.
Suddenly in an actual split second I screamed as Dashie lunged at the screen screeching loudly with her mouth wide open to an unnatural length revealing nothing but a literally spiraling abyss of pure darkness before the red static came again, this time much louder and distorted, so loud that it hurt my ears, I yelled and grabbed my ears as the red static screeched for a good 7 seconds.
Then it stopped and showed nothing but black screen.
As I sat there staring at the black screen, one last text came up.
"Ready for Round 2, William?"
The Kefka laugh, now sounding more clear as if Dashie was right behind me, played again 3 times as I looked at that text in shock and confusion.
Then I got booted back to the main menu and this time the third save file had a TV image of Discord in the same, tormented state as Twilight and Pinkie; Discord's skin turned a dull grey, his horns drooped and had blackened, his eyes white and glowing, like Herobrine's, and he had a mere dead like expression on his face.
I looked at Twilight, Pinkie and Discord and I cried a bit, I pitied them for the agony they're going through, they were forever trapped within the game, forever tormented by that horrid pony, and always will be.
Then the computer shut itself off, I couldn't turn it back on no matter what I did.
I sat there for maybe 25 seconds, horrified by what had just happened...
Dashie is the very embodiment of evil, she tortures people who play her game in more ways than one and then when she gets bored she drags you into the game, literally drags you to Hell, where she can play with you always, as her toy....
I can't get the game outta my computer. I think it's stuck in there, but at least I managed to turn it back on now.
After I sat there for 25 seconds I heard a voice right behind me, like a whisper...
"Try to keep this interesting for me, William."
I turned around to see where the voice came from, and what I saw made me scream...
Sitting on my bed... staring right at me...
... Was a Dashie plushie, smiling with bloodstains under its eyes.