creepy commonalities

You know unlike Night vale, where all the weird creepy stuff is so common place and accepted, what I love about Alice isn’t dead is that our narrator is legitimately scared and terrified of her experinces. She isn’t used to things like this and I think that’s what makes it seem more real whereas Night vale seems real because they talk about everything in such a nonshalant way you begin to believe that’s just how the world works. And yet you still get those touches of surrealism from time to time.

What Are Doppelgängers?

Doppelgänger is the name given to a look-alike or exact double of a living person. They have been regarded as a paranormal entity or a bad omen, commonly believed to bring death. Some refer to a doppelgänger as an ‘evil twin’ or ‘alter ego’. Whatever they are, they’re extremely creepy, and more common then you’d first think.

Doppelgängers have been reported all over the world. Usually, a family member or a friend may see their loved one in one location, only to find they were actually somewhere else (sometimes even in a different country) at the time their double was seen. There have been many reports of Doppelgängers in places that have also been reported to be haunted or that have some level of paranormal activity. A common occurrence linked to doppelgängers is the phenomenon of hearing a loved one’s voice, only to find them to not have been the ones that spoke.

There are many theories linking doppelgängers to paranormal phenomena, such as demons mimicking us, but one theory that is particularly interesting is the theory linking doppelgängers to dimensional shifts. The 18th Century poet,  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, documented an encounter with his own doppelgänger whilst riding. He passed an exact double of himself wearing a grey suit with gold details riding in the opposite direction. Years later, he was riding down that exact road when he realized that he was wearing the exact same clothes as he had seen himself in before. This raises the question, are doppelgängers our future selves? Are they glimpses of ourselves in alternate dimensions?

Unfortunately, we do not know for definite what these entities are, or even that they exist at all. Heautoscopy is a symptom of several mental illnesses such as schizophrenia where the sufferer has hallucinations of themselves from a distance. This may be an explanation for the doppelgänger phenomenon, but how does that explain the sightings of doppelgängers by individuals with no history or symptoms of mental illness?

After researching this phenomenon I seem to have come away with more questions than answers. Truthfully, this unexplained event is just that - unexplained. One thing is for sure, however, when I look out of my bedroom window at night, I sure as hell don’t want to see a duplicate of myself smiling back at me.


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being hard of hearing in retail

-once a customer accused me of pretending to be deaf for sympathy sales

-*old man buying lesbian porn, gesturing to hearing aids* “gee, girl, looks like we have something in common”

-*creepy deaf customer lurking in store*
boss: I think that guys stealing
me: probably
boss: no offense to your people, I’m not saying that he is BC he’s deaf
me: what

anonymous asked:

what's your opinion on That Kiss in captain america: civil war?

okay listen:
I’ve always been creeped out by the trope of people falling for ex-lover’s relatives? Like I don’t know, especially if that ex-lover is dead? I feel like it’s really, really, really creepy. But it’s so common? Is it meant to be sweet? No, it is creepy. 

come on girl your aunt died like two days ago and you already mackin on her guy that’s unbelievable. did peggy wink and tell her to go for it? doubting this but peggy was a pretty forward kinda gal so who knows 

the worst part about it is imagine… steve accidentally calling sharon peggy 
because you know without a doubt that would happen at one point
that is a deal breaker sson i would never date anybody if there was the risk of them moaning out my dead aunt’s name in bed i wwould be so outtie there 

Yartsa gunbu is the Tibetan name for the sac fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis, which loosely translates in English to OH DEAR GOD IT’S A FUCKING ALIEN MUMMY WORM.

Yartsa gunbu is a caterpillar fungus that invades the larvae of the (as if this isn’t already creepy enough) ghost moth common across Tibet. The relationship is all cool for a while, like that cousin who crashes on your couch but it’s not a big deal since he doesn’t eat that much. But then you realize that your couch-crashing cousin is some kind of obscene amalgamation of Ed Gein and the face-hugger from Alien.

The fungus mummifies the caterpillar from the inside out, then bursts through its little wormy face with a disgusting stalk of fungus. Then, humans will dig them up, wash off the dirt, and make soup out of them.

Oh, did we mention that people pay thousands of dollars for it?

The 6 Most Horrifying Health Foods in the World

With pregnancy comes cravings for the darnedest things. Blaine finds out the hard way when his husband starts whipping up concoctions that only those in dire straits might eat - and that’s not the most of it!

MPREG!Kurt.

Warning: Lots of food talk in this one. If you aren’t keen on reading a fic about food mixtures (think: chocolate and hot sauce, etc.) I’d pass this one up! Just lettin’ ya know what you’re getting into. (Also, the final food Kurt eats in this one is something I ate as a kid. Because my tastes were… ummm yeah! Ha!)

It started off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoonful of grape jelly.

The first (countable) pregnancy craving Kurt ever had came after a normal dinner of spaghetti bolognese and garlic bread. He was in his sixteenth week of pregnancy and they’d been in the process of cleaning up the mess from their meal when Kurt turned to Blaine and muttered something about dessert. All of a sudden, Blaine’s pregnant husband was dishing out bowls of ice cream and plopping one hearty glob of sticky purple jam onto his portion, the hungry look in his eye increasing tenfold when the jelly rolled down the side of the frozen dessert and settled into the bottom of the bowl.

It was unusual to say the least, especially to a very confused Blaine. “Grape jelly? Normally you loathe grape flavored stuff.”

His husband could barely answer, the spoon already in his mouth while a small smudge of jam dripped down the side of his lip. “Huh?”

“Nevermind… how’s the ice cream?”

“Uhhhmmmmm.”

“That good, huh?”

Kurt just hummed in response again, savoring the taste and ignoring Blaine in the meantime. He didn’t even move from his position at the kitchen counter; the silverware and bowls, tub of ice cream, and the jar of jelly sat neglected around him as he ate. The only thing that mattered at that very moment was his dessert and all Blaine could do was smile and watch as his hubby enjoyed the strange concoction he normally wouldn’t eat any other day.

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[My little sister and I watched “Armaggedon Game”, and when Julian reminisces about his old love and says, “She had the most exquisite feet,” my sister recoiled because the line was so unexpected. So I explained that it’s common, not creepy, to occasionally notice weird things about people, that for example I kept thinking someone in a certain show had aesthetically pleasant eyelids. She decided I was insane, so I didn’t mention that the show was DS9 and the person was Bashir.]