and sufficiently creepy

i’ve been getting a lot of messages lately (and unsurprisingly, considering how unrepentantly i’ve been reblogging stuff from them) from followers asking me for podcast recommendations - and i love getting those so thank you, guys! - and i thought i’d make a masterpost of what i’ve both a) finished and b) enjoyed since i’ve started bingeing them.  and, as an extra added bonus, what has canonical lgbt+ representation (since i know what you guys are into [waggles eyebrows]).

1. the bright sessions

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  this is definitely the first podcast that i’ve fallen in love with as hard as my original gateway podcast: welcome to night vale.  it’s so well-written, the characters well-drawn, the premise fascinating - atypicals, or people with some sort of special ability, in therapy - and it’s such a positive story and experience that i can’t help but feel better on days i listen to it.  it really believes in humanity and that’s such a wonderful thing in this day and age.  plus, the voice acting is killer.

2. eos 10

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  i don’t think it’s been officially confirmed that dr. dalias is, at the very least, bisexual (in fact, the official channels seem to be dancing around it, possibly so as not to spoil anything in the upcoming season), though it’s been hinted at plenty in story.  especially as i don’t know how else you can explain a supposedly “straight” male character getting called out on repeatedly thinking about a naked man during a group mind-link experience.  that aside, it is freaking hilarious.  the premise is doctors in space, one formerly drug-addicted doctor helping to stabilize a currently alcoholic one with amazing side characters including nurse jane johns and levi, a hypochondriac alien and deposed prince who seems to have a personal vendetta against wearing pants.  it’s well-acted, cleverly written and a freaking joy to listen too.  so funny and so smart, i can’t recommend it enough!

3. the penumbra podcast

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  so much queer representation it’s bananas.  this ask the creators got is actually pretty representative of their approach to the show, slyly funny and very gay.  our main character is a genderbending queer private investigator who’s lost his heart head over a sweet-smelling thief with a heart of gold and more aliases than jennifer garner, all set against a noir backdrop.  oh, and on mars.  yeah, you read all of that right.  there are a few awesome side stories as well, including a couple of horror ones (that have no effect on the main juno steel story line, so can be skipped - and the creators are VERY GOOD about warning what’s to come in the episode notes), as well as lesbian outlaws and a disabled knight.  there’s literally nothing not to love.  EXCEPT FOR HOW JUNO STEEL WON’T LET HIMSELF HAVE NICE THINGS.

4. the black tapes

hey, hi, if you’re into horror, suspense, creepery or demons, this is so very much for you.  the premise is that alex reagan, our host, begins a podcast to interview people with interesting professions.  she starts out with dr. richard strand, a paranormal investigator whose mission statement is to debunk all things paranormal.  he even has an institute that offers a one million dollar prize for proof of the paranormal, which he has never even come close to having to part with.  while alex is interviewing him, she comes across a handful of black vhs tapes: the only cases that strand hasn’t been able to definitively solve yet.  the technology to disprove these incidents simply hasn’t come far enough, in his opinion.  needless to say, she never moves on from dr. strand and the mystery of the black tapes.  each episode, alex investigates another of the black tapes and much later on realizes it’s possible that they’re all connected.  oh my god, i almost got chills just writing that, it’s so good, it’s so real, because dr. strand is such a good anchor to reality.  alex will occasionally lose her skeptic’s perspective; dr. strand does not.  and once alex starts experiencing intense insomnia, making you realize your narrator might not be so reliable?  things somehow manage to get even murkier.  i really, really adored this one.  it’s paranormal set in the most normal of normal worlds, only making it that much spookier.

5. wooden overcoats

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  okay, well, if you’ve ever watched black books?  this is kind of like black books, aka one of my all-time favorite shows.  rudyard funn is just as incapable and universally disliked as bernard black, which was all well and good when the village of piffling vale (which is very nearly a town, you know!) only had one funeral home to choose from.  unfortunately, that’s not the case anymore.  eric chapman has moved his funeral home right across the street and stolen all the business from rudyard, his embalmer (cum part-owner) and twin sister, antigone, and georgie, their assistant.  to add insult to injury, he’s charming and universally adored by everyone except those at funn funerals.  very british, very ridiculous, and very funny!  WE GET THE BODY IN THE COFFIN IN THE GROUND ON TIME.  (well, like that one time they did.  [coughs])

6. ars pardoxica

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  i listened to this one pretty slowly, for me.  it’s very much plot over character, at least in my opinion.  which is fair since there’s quite a lot of plot and set dressing to establish.  we’re following (dr.) sally grissom, a scientist from the twenty-first century who accidentally creates time travel and ends up stuck back in the 1940s.  think a bombs and eisenhower.  it was always interesting, and the paradoxes created by the time travel experiments they kept doing were fascinating (i love time travel stuff because of the paradoxes it creates) but i didn’t get really ravenous for it until season two, which is when i really felt it picked up speed.  you’ve got anthony stuck in a literal CAGE - a “blackroom” bubble set outside of time, sally trying to garden (oh god), a gang consisting of a veteran, a (former) widow and time doubles trying to bring down ODAR (the company sally used to work for, and that anthony still does) and esther sliding down the ladder of morally unsound one determined rung at a time and it makes for a REALLY grabbing audio drama, eh?

7. the strange case of starship iris

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  i’m already in love with violet liu, all right?  she’s a science officer on starship iris–well, what was starship iris.  when we first join violet, every single one of her crew mates has just died in an explosion on the pod they were traveling off ship with and the starship iris is in its last throes as well.  luckily(?) a passing ship comes along with a plan to get her to safety.  this has a real illuminae vibe to it (which is an amazing book btw) and all the characters are already so freaking likable.  it’s only on episode two and already shaping up to be a favorite!

8. the orbiting human circus (of the air)

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  if there’s a more heart-warming podcast out there, then i haven’t run across it yet.  first of all, julian koster’s voice is so vulnerable and soft that i would use myself and everyone i know and also puppies as a shield against everything terrible in the universe for him.  second, the rest of the cast - leticia especially - is just as freaking talented.  the premise is that julian is the janitor at a radio show that broadcasts from the top of the eiffel tower and has strange and impossible acts every night, from tale-telling crickets to singing saws to the orkestral, a bird that can play every orchestral instrument (except that it refuses to play the viola, because reasons).  it’s fun and cute and breaks your heart with happiness regularly and often!

9. alice isn’t dead

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  this is a horror podcast about a truck driver who is looking for her missing wife.  jasika nicole has to have one of my favorite voices around and having it be so heavily dependent on that makes me ridiculously happy.  throw in the story-telling of joseph fink, the depth and cohesiveness of his writing, and there is nothing not to love here.

10. within the wires

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  this is really sufficiently creepy considering it’s not often overtly creepy.  this is set up as a series of relaxation tapes, which progressively get more and more interested in helping the listener break out of the facility in which she’s being kept.  super chilling at times, because the voice is so calm and the action so dangerous.

11. welcome to night vale

canon lgbt+ is a ✓.  okay, well, what more can be said about this at this point?  if you’re not listening to it, you’re wrong.  why wouldn’t you want to visit a town that can’t be visited and where every conspiracy theory is real and a part of everyday life?  yeah, everyone knows about the vague yet menacing government agency, steve carlsberg, you’re not hitting on anything new there.  there’s a dog park that doesn’t allow dogs, angels that are never to be identified as angels, mountains that aren’t real, a glow cloud that–ALL HAIL and a love story so complete and perfect that it can and will utterly steal your breath at times.  go, listen, inhale.

anonymous asked:

I don't get the reference of Connor holding Even's hand with a suit and looking creepy. Could you tell me please?

both drawings are references to the musical Next to Normal! theres a certain song called “There’s a World” which is what ‘Connor’ (evan’s made up manifestation of connor in his head) is singing in the picture. In the scene for the song in the musical, the character singing it is wearing a white suit.
I dont want to spoil what the scene is exactly about for you, but uh, the world he’s singing about isn’t exactly in the world of the living, if that helps make sense of the drawing…?

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Finished another drama! 

I give this drama a 7/10. (Obviously spoilers below :))

Things I Liked: 
- Park Hyungsik and Park Boyoung’s chemistry. They’re so cute.
- Jisoo 
- Hyungsik’s face. I mean look at him.

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- the cinemetography
- Ahn Minhyuk’s iconic line “To become lovers from friends is simple. One person has to take a step closer…” AND THEN HE TOOK A STEP TOWARDS HER!
- Bongsoon’s high school thug children.
- a sufficiently creepy villain (I couldn’t even watch the beginning by myself.)
- the drama ends with their lives moving on, wedding, family, etc.

Things I Did Not Like:
- The mom is the worst. Like is it supposed to better that she didn’t actually punch her husband, but pushed him so he fell into a table?!  Come on. And she was terrible to Bongsoon all the way up until she lost her powers too. And creepily telling her daughter to sleep with her boss and trap him. The Worst.
- The resolution of the villain was too easy. They kind of just let him wander around after the bomb.
- It shifted back and forth between cute happy couple-y stuff to scary creepy stalking/kidnapping.
- Too much time spent on the gangsters and them being in the hospital.
- I hate when the second lead is like “I’ve actually loved you for years, but never  said anything to you until this other person showed up in your life.” But Gookdo is still a nice boy.
- Bongsoon’s response when Minhyuk calls her about the twins at the end. Like, “I told you not to call me when I’m working.” And she’s all annoyed. I would hope that she would take a more sympathetic role in her daughters’ lives, in contrast to her own mother who treated her terribly. It would have been nice to see her be the one to manage her daughters because she’s the only one that understands. She could be the one to teach them to live with their powers and how they are a good thing. You know, like… character growth. I would have loved a scene where her baby daughters are trying to use their strength, and she talks to them about how it’s a gift and to always use it to help others. Siiiiigh.

Still would recommend. :)

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This is the, uh… “music” from the ‘ENTRY NUMBER SEVENTEEN’ easter egg you can find in Undertale! I thought it was sufficiently creepy to be worth listening to on it’s own. And yes, “mus_smile” is its original name.

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I’m constantly defending found-footage/docu-horror movies, but my defense usually goes a lot like “OK, yeah, there’s a lot of trash, but it’s not ALL trash, and I’m not just talking about Chronicle”, followed by me trying to remember movies that aren’t Chronicle and dodging objects thrown at me by Cloverfield defenders (look, I watch these movies for fun, so I have to respect your life choices, but we’re just going to have to agree to disagree on that one). ANYWAY, the point of this post is that now I have an actual list that I can show to people to demonstrate that there is some decent/not boring found-footage/docu-horror out there. These are my top 10 favorite ones (of what I’ve watched so far), and they’re sort of in order:

  1. The Dinosaur Project: I like this one because, well, dinosaurs, the effects are actually pretty good, and, for a horror movie, it’s a lot of fun (DINOSAURS). I also really like the ending.
  2. The Tunnel: This movie is sufficiently creepy throughout (AUSTRALIA, MAN), helped a lot by the very claustrophobic feel of the tunnels. I still don’t know what the hell that thing is, but I do know that I think “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING?!” every single time I rewatch this. 
  3. Banshee Chapter: First of all, I have to mention that this is one of those movies that falls into the “someone’s filming but all our characters are in front of the camera” trap during some parts, but I honestly think it adds to this one, in a strange way. It’s really not at all what I expected, and there are a lot of moments where you, along with the characters, wonder if any of it’s real. Also, I almost pissed myself AT LEAST twice.
  4. Afflicted: This movie is HELLA. I honestly don’t know what to say. It’s a really great movie and a really great horror movie that just happens to be done in the found-footage style.
  5. Evidence (2012): I specified the year on this one because someone else made another found-footage movie called Evidence a year later, but this one is MUCH better (or so I think). I don’t even know where to start with this one. It’s one hell of a ride, that’s for sure. It’s all normal (for a horror movie) at the beginning and then proceeds off the deep end at a very high speed and just keeps diving deeper and deeper. 
  6. As Above, So Below: This one is a lot like Evidence in that what you think it’s going to be at the beginning is not at all what it turns out to be. It is also one hell of a ride. I sort of stumbled out of the theater in a daze the first time I saw this, trying to figure out what the hell I’d just seen (the second time was mostly spent suppressing laughter because the two other people in the theater with me were legit screaming at certain points).
  7. Lake Mungo: I wouldn’t really consider this a straight-up horror movie, in that it’s not really outright scary (except for that one jump scare, OH GOD), but it’s HELLA FUCKING CREEPY. There’s a sequence at the very end that just made my skin crawl.
  8. Incident At Loch Ness: This is also not really scary, but it’s HILARIOUS. It’s a movie about a guy making a movie about Werner Herzog making a movie about the Loch Ness Monster, and IT’S AS RIDICULOUS AS THAT SOUNDS.
  9. The Wicksboro Incident: I feel the need to make a disclaimer about the quality of this movie. It’s a VERY low budget movie, and some of the effects could use some work, but that’s the ONLY reason this isn’t higher up on the list. It’s like that COPS episode of The X-Files, but on a shoestring budget.
  10. Exists: This movie is what happens when someone is watching one of those Jack Link’s “Messin’ With Sasquatch” commercials and thinks to themselves “how could I make this into a full-length movie?”, and then proceeds to actually write that movie, and I have to say that I really liked the answer to that question.

Of course, those aren’t the ONLY good movies, but I wanted to keep the list short, so here are 5 honorable mentions:

  1. Haunted Poland: This is probably the realest found footage film in terms of filler content (so it’s kind of boring in spots, since it’s normal vacation stuff). It’s what we all WISHED Paranormal Activity had been.
  2. The Hunted: I just really liked this one. It’s kind of generic, in terms of story, but it’s executed well and it’s also genuinely creepy.
  3. The Bay: I know that a lot of people think this is the best ever, and I won’t deny that this one is good, but I think that the quality of a lot of the video is TOO good. That’s probably in my top 5 found-footage pet peeves, to be honest. It’s hella gross, though, and also hella creepy.
  4. Grave Encounters: A LAUGH RIOT, but not very scary (to me, at least).
  5. The Frankenstein Theory: This one is kind of the opposite of The Hunted, wherein it’s a good story with a somewhat generic execution, but it’s still a good movie.
D.Gray-man Volume 3

You know, there was an author’s note at the end of one of the chapters in Volume 3, where someone asked about the title… and I’m still not sure why the book is named the way it is, no clues, nothing. Anyways:
1) This volume starts off with mad scientist Lee creating a robot that wants to make exorcists stronger, even tho it really is in the book so Lenalee can demonstrate her innocence/power, which involves her boots
2) Then we’re off to a city where it’s literally Groundhog Day, to find another fragment of the innocence. The city itself was sufficiently creepy
3) Apparently there’s a competing clan called the Noah clan who work with the maker (remember, the end of the world was stopped by the biblical flood) and who want to bring an end of the world, even tho they call it “a different vision”
4) More bleach parallels: if an akuma is exorcised by an Exorcist, the soul goes to the soul society/peace (in heaven?? the afterlife here is unclear) , but if an akuma is destroyed in another way (like, say, blowing itself up) then the soul simply ceases to exist
5) Of course, Allen gets his butt beat by the level two akuma, and Lenalee tries to help but also gets beaten back, but as it turns out, Miranda (the only person from town that’s not affected by Groundhog Day) helps saves them because she too can wield an innocence…
6) Lets rewind. So Miranda is a down on her luck woman who owns a clock (that happens to be an innocence) that only she can activate. Long story short she caused Groundhog Day
7) So. Miranda gets new confidence because there is something she can do, and decides to be an Exorcist. Allen and Lenalee heal up and then get sent on another mission

amasian113  asked:

What are your SS fic recs?! If the inspire you, literally the QUEEN of written awesome, I cannot even fathom the epicness of your favorites.

ooooooh okay. okay. i feel like i always end up recommending the same stuff. here are fics that i read (or reread) quite recently:

  • madness by @adxe - incomplete right now but shh it’s okay. yeah. it’s like sufficiently creepy? and i dig the intrigue. i do like this author’s mystery-based fics very much. search through the fic tag for “the hunt.” i really enjoyed that fic.
  • slant by swiftkick - this is probably one of my favourite fics ever. it’s not that sakura is badass. here she is utilizes her strengths and plays on her weaknesses and just like shit. yeah. also incomplete. it also got deleted back in the day so READ IT NOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN. it also took a turn from where it had gone when it was previously posted, but that’s neither here nor there.
  • dirt and ashes, or: the one-and-a-half body problem by tozette - ahhh shit i just realized you said sasusaku fic recs. oopsie. i mean would say ss is in here. sorta. it’s not not in there? it’s not there. there isn’t really romance. i just want to recommend this. but yeah read this for some dark humor and gore. it made me sad for sakura but i enjoyed it. 
  • the last will and testament of uzumaki naruto by blushinglotus - this is an oldie but a goodie that never fails to make me laugh. and it has everything that i love – ss, team seven, and naruto being naruto.

that’s all i can think of for now. sorry i didn’t put a lot of ss in there. you can always refer to ohwhatsherfavorites though for fics that i love!

dogmanfilms  asked:

Hi Neil! - I just got back from the library with a question. Backstory: I have been asked to put together a motion graphics presentation for horror story. I did a basic google search for Beekeeping and found very little that would be sufficiently creepy. I took your advice and asked a librarian for help. She also met with some difficulty and in the discussion of what to do your name came up. Do you know of a photographic collection from the dustbowl era (or abouts) depicting beekeeping?

I’d look for a collection of old beekeeping magazines (I was given some bound copies of The American Bee journal from long ago, once. They go back to 1861: http://americanbeejournal.com/ – somewhere there will Dustbowl era copies…)

“Don’t worry, that was just the little one, not the big one.”

trustn0-b1tch submitted:

I used to babysit for an old friend of my parents…she had four kids, the older two (7 & 9) went to school everyday so I watched the younger two (1 & 4) until the late afternoon when they got home.
I arrived at their house one day, around ten, like usual, said goodbye to the kids dad, and got the baby ready for his nap. The baby always made noises when I put him in his crib, like he was trying to talk…I always thought he was just calling out for me because he didn’t want to nap…that week, my thoughts on that changed.
After the baby was in the crib, talking away on the baby moniter as always, I went into the kitchen w/ the 4 yr old brother to fix us a snack. The laundry room is off the kitchen, towards the back of the house & the kids are terrified of it. As I was getting the food ready, I saw a shadow go under the laundry room door, as if someone walked by it. It startled me. I had a shocked look on my face & the little boy looked up at me & said in the most matter-of-fact way, “Don’t worry, that was just the little one, not the big one.” That scared me but I took it as nothing, childhood imagination really. I wanted to play it off.

The next day, around the same time, I went to the bathroom. I heard someone run down the hall towards the baby’s room and the baby began talking again, so I yelled at the 4 yr old to go back to the couch & leave the baby to sleep…he hollered back clearly from the living room saying “I am on the couch silly!” When I walked back to the living room, I heard the baby on the moniter again. His brother said, “He’s talking to ‘em now.” Just like it was nothing & went back to watching tv.
Later that same day, I stood looking out the glass door holding the baby waiting for the other children to arrive home from school. The baby dropped his bottle & I bent down to get it, when I stood back up, there was an old man in a wool coat & top hat leaning heavily on his cane in the driveway of the empty house next door, sort of shuffling towards the coldesac. The baby sneezed, I looked at him & then looked back towards the old man, who was no longer there. I was shocked & scared…seeing that old man, how frail he looked, there was just no way he could have moved in any direction that quickly without me seeing him. He vanished.
I don’t know much about the house, except that it was built in the fifties & the last time it was sold was in the seventies, the family rents it from the man who bought it back then. And it scares the hell out of me.
This probably isn’t as creepy as the other stuff, but I thought it was worth sharing.

Fuck Yeah Nightmares Mod Fey: I’d say it’s more than sufficiently creepy! 8/10 for scares and thank you for sharing!

naterxandersims  asked:

I'm pretty confused what you're even complaining about. What do you mean they're making everything like reality tv and such? I'm not trying to be mean, I just don't get what you're saying. And they've always had wacky stories, that have always been completely optional and easy to ignore, but what makes these so much worse?

The whole bro thing and storylines we’ve seen just come off as pure reality TV trash or lowbrow pop culture references to me.

Going to the gym to work out angrily and “throwing a real rager” as the highlight of gameplay? Making a household based on The New Girl and using the word “friend-zoned”? Obama and Kim Jong-un sims? Turning a self sufficient doctor into a creepy mooch bro? Replacing an Arabic woman (Nighat Al Mahmoud) who died when her daughters were children with a white MILF who’s competing with her daughter for a man? Dying of laughter over a man peeing his pants?

This is what they’re choosing to highlight, and it’s awful. And if they think this awfulness is what we want, then why should I expect the rest of it to be good?

Good marketing should not make you think “Oh I can just ignore that when I buy it” and “Maybe they’ll release what I really want in a later EP!” It’s not my job to convince myself to buy the game, and I’m not going to write fanfic in my head about how fun it’s gonna be when I ignore everything that the creators consider the best part.

The majority of the sims fandom is made up of introverts/girls/women, and we don’t seem to be the demographic they’re targeting. The best of the marketing I’ve seen are the Game of Thrones and Pride renders, which are actually things that appeal to me and my friends, but those have been ruined by everything that’s followed them.

I’ve watched Krampus!

Okay I’ve watched it. And you know what? It’s not bad! I didn’t really expect much from it cuz it didn’t seem like much from the trailer but honestly- it’s really not bad. A solid 8/10. 

I like how it’s non-stop action from start to end, bang bang bang one action-packed scene after another. You don’t have to wait til the middle of the movie before shit happens. There’s a nice mix of comedy, suspense, horror, fantasy and drama without the plot getting too tacky. Acting was decent, not fantastic, but good enough. 

A couple of things I didn’t like though. First was that I found the show a bit too mellow. There’s a truckload of fighting scenes but you don’t really feel the ‘oomph’ if you know what I mean. You don’t see the blood. It feels too censored. Second thing is about the monster design. I found the costumes a bit on the childish side. It’s sufficiently creepy, but not memorable or realistic enough to stick with you. It’s more like ‘oh, it’s that thing again’ instead of ‘holy shit that thing!’ 

Okay despite all that, the reason why Krampus scores a solid 8 with me is because of its ending. Oh boy, that ending. I love it. I won’t spoil it for you though, but just take it from me. The ending is awesome. 

So all in all, Krampus is definitely one worth going to the theaters for. 

About a year ago I was asked to DM for my 4e group. Having never DMed before, it was a little daunting, but I enjoyed the creative outlet.

I came up with the idea of a rival group of adventurers for my group to compete with; The Circle of Thorns. The intention was to roleplay them as narcissistic and annoying as possible, so my group would despise them - at which point they would die during a zombie outbreak, become undead themselves, and my players would relish in the satisfaction of destroying them.

The leader of the group, Chance Thorn, was so obnoxious he even had his own business card. There was also a mute, yet telepathic Shardmind, a Kenku rogue and a Minotaur barbarian. It all went off quite well, and sufficiently creepy at points (like when my group locked the now undead Kenku inside a gate and she ran her large, chipped beak across the bars repeatedly in frustration, or when Chance himself collected a mug of ale to the face, resulting in a duel outside the inn during a nighttime thunderstorm).