it's just also a horror story

hes a supernatural kid who can levitate things (including himself) and has a third eye

  • me: that's it. i can't watch this show anymore. it's too emotionally draining. i just can't. how could they do that? do they not care about their audience at all? do they not think of all the people that sit and cry after each episode? so rude. i cannot even-
  • also me: *waits all week for the latest episode and constantly annoys everyone to watch it too*
Banksy

Soooo basically this started with the #noh8 tag at our school and ‘vandalising’ every single cubicle of the girls bathrooms with AMAZING art and uplifting messages for promoting self confidence and no bullying and no excuse for sexual assault etcetera. So long story short this all started with me as I used poster paint to paint over the hurtful messages over the bathroom doors after school. To let it dry, I locked it from the inside and vaulted over the doorframe (I’m really tall) and then the next morning I got to school at six in the morning to unlock the door. I then spent a whole hour with my friends creating a piece of art that we call #noh8. The teachers have differing opinions on this, some (generally the deputy principals and principal) saying that the person should be caught and punished, but the bulk of the teachers (especially the janitors) said that this is wonderful as it promotes a good cause. My English teacher accidentally found out and now my nickname is Banksy around the school to those who know about the #noh8 project. Not really a horror story but still one that I am quite proud of and thought I’d share. Also, my friend (we’ll call her Caramel because that’s her art name) signs all her art in the bathrooms and I now sign my art with 'Banksy’. Just btw this all started because caramel’s sister was getting bullied and being called a whore and slut cuz she was assaulted at the age of thirteen. And that is my little story of how a freakishly tall Australian girl and her best friends created a project that made its way into the school yearbook and made a now 14 year old girl feel better about herself after a horrible incident.

wisesweetwombat  asked:

I took the plunge last week and got the audio version of your new story. Definitely agree with a previous reviewer that if people like Stranger Things they'll enjoy it! Also just wanted to touch base to confirm that it's not nightmare inducing horror, so yay for that. Thanks for making it, it kept us company for half the drive to my MiL's house :)

Oh, thank you!!

I’m going to take this opportunity to promote myself, because that’s a thing I guess I am supposed to do: https://wilwheaton.bandcamp.com/album/dead-trees-give-no-shelter

vermillionpt2  asked:

Hey Katy! I don't know if you've done this before, but it would be so awesome if you could link your favorite creepy pasta stories! Or to a post you might have already done?

No problem! First off are the “true” creepypastas, or stories that have no known author, just like urban legends IRL.

NOTE: I’ll bold all the creepypastas I consider to be the best of the best.

And here are my favorites from the King of Creepypasta, Slimebeast. Seriously, his stories are fantastic; in my opinion (and in many others’), he’s the best creepypasta author out there.

And these are from No Sleep on Reddit. No Sleep is one of the best resources of short horror fiction and I highly recommend looking around!

WOW, this ended up being much longer than I expected it to be. Oh well, hope you enjoy!

ICHF Key Concepts: The Four Horrors

I’ve been writing Iconic Characters of Horror Fiction articles for over a year to a modest amount of success, and in that time I’ve covered a lot of strange territory - both in the number of different characters I’ve written about, and in the number of weird personal theories about them and the horror genre in general that I’ve shared in the process.  While I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface of what I want to do with this series, I have come to the point where I feel some of those weird theories need their own article.  So allow me to present to you the first ICHF Key Concept article!  And what better to start off with than my moderately popular genre taxonomy: the Four Horrors.

When it comes to Academic literary criticism, the horror genre is mostly uncharted territory.  I was fortunate to have a college that offered two courses on horror literature - I mean, they both focused almost exclusively on British horror literature that was published before the 20th century, but y'know, baby steps and progress and all that.  One of the things I was surprised to learn in those courses was that, as far as literary critics are concerned, there is no distinction between Gothic Horror and Horror in general - all horror is gothic, apparently.  As an amateur scholar of horror stories, I felt that was INCREDIBLY wrong, and so I began working on a more accurate description of the horror genre - one that allows for more diversity.  One that recognizes multiple modes of horror.  A taxonomy, if you will.

I ultimately settled on dividing Horror into four main subgenres, each of which can be divided into even more subgenres on top of that.  Let’s find out more about them, shall we?

Gothic Horror

We’ll start with the only officially recognized horror genre, the Gothic.  Part of the reason I protest it as the ONLY form of horror is that, according to literary critics, it’s a very narrowly defined genre - one that cannot contain all the horror stories we’ve come up with in our history.

Gothic Horror demonizes the old, primitive, and ancient parts of our history.  The horror in a Gothic story comes from the past - a crime committed in the olden days, or an ancient evil that has survived despite the passing of time.  In Gothic horror stories, evil is something that humanity has to grow out of - it its destroyed by progress and discovery.

Monsters in Gothic Horror stories tend to be either undead creatures (like ghosts, zombies, vampires, etc.), mythological monsters (dragons, sphinxes, etc.), or humans that are turned into a more “primitive” creature (Mr. Hyde, Werewolves, etc.).  Decay and degeneration are the main tools of Gothic Horror - the audiences is presented with vivid images of rotting bodies, both literal and metaphorical.  Evil is defeated in Gothic horror stories by uncovering the truth and civilizing the old world - society must progress to keep the dead wickedness of the past buried.

Some of the subgenres of Gothic Horror include Ghost Stories (where the spirit of a deceased person must be put to rest by discovering the horror that killed them in the past), Vampire Fiction (stories with vampires in them), and the Imperial Gothic.  The later is particularly interesting to me and relevant to my Four Horrors concept, as the Imperial Gothic is sort of the bridge between Gothic Horror and the other three horror genres.  You see, while the Imperial Gothic still claims that horror is rooted in the past, it adds on the idea that said horror is being brought back to the present BECAUSE our “progress” in the present is, in fact, a barbaric retread of our ancestors’ mistakes.  It claims that modern man is backsliding, and the old defeated horrors of yesteryear will roam free as a result.  Other horror stories will take the genre even further from there.

Detective Fiction also has its roots in Gothic Horror stories, but whether it still counts as a horror genre or evolved into its own animal altogether is debatable.  I personally wouldn’t count most detective tales as horror stories, but it’s interesting to note their connection.

Examples of Gothic Horror Stories: The Castle of Otranto, Frankenstein, Dracula, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Cosmic Horror

Cosmic Horror was the first horror genre to split off from the Gothic entirely (in this little concept of mine, which is not law).  In many ways, it seems similar to its parent.  Heroes in Cosmic Horror stories often try to uncover the truth behind a supernatural mystery, and it often involves exploring some horrifying and primitive relics of the past.  However, while uncovering the truth solves things in a Gothic horror tale, it only makes things worse in a Cosmic Horror story.

Cosmic Horror does not demonize the past.  Instead, it demonizes existence itself.  The universe is a cold, uncaring place that is beyond human comprehension, and as such it is also beyond caring for humanity.  Evil is rooted in the very fabric of reality, and built into the utter apathy and indifference our world has for us.  Madness, confusion, and miscomprehension are the main tools of these stories - our ability to see the world around us and not understand the meaning of it keeps the reader ill at ease, especially when that world grows increasingly awful and terrifying.

The main monster of a Cosmic Horror story is the… *sigh* eldritch abomination, whose good name as an archetype has been sullied by people applying it to any and all monsters.  At one point, though, eldritch abomination was a phrase that meant something - specifically, a “monster” whose anatomy and nature cannot truly be comprehended by human minds, one who is almost thoughtlessly destructive simply because we are utterly insignificant to it.

We’re probably going to need a new word for that archetype soon, since people seem to love calling any and all monsters that are even remotely strange “eldritch abominations” these days.

Cosmic horror stories rarely offer their heroes a way out - if one does manage to defeat the evil, it is always temporary, and the hero is generally scarred beyond repair by the experience if they survive at all.  One is only safe from the horror if one is ignorant of it - and even then, “safe” only lasts as long as the horror remains ignorant of us as well.

Examples of Cosmic Horror Stories: The Cthulhu Mythos stories, most Slender Man stories, Burrgrr, Awful Hospital, Hellstar Remina, Uzumaki, The Thing

Atomic Horror

When the Imperial Gothic Horror genre suggested that our progress may be unleashing the horrors of the past, it laid the seeds for the third main horror genre to blossom.  Atomic Horror takes things a step further by suggesting our progress will make its own evils - evils the likes of which humanity could never have experienced in the past, for they could only be made by unleashing the newfound powers of modern technology.

In other words, evil is rooted in the present/future in an Atomic Horror story, rather than in the past like in a Gothic tale.  Many Atomic Horror stories try to temper this aspect of their genre by emphasizing that progress is only bad when it is unchecked and uncontrolled - while scientists may make a monster, they can also be the ones to find a way to stop it.  The progress in question doesn’t have to be scientific, either - industrial development schemes or military campaigns are just as likely to create a monster in Atomic Horror as a mad scientist’s experiments.

There are (at least) four main monster archetypes in Atomic Horror stories: the Prehistoric Monster (creatures from the past that are taken out of their rightful time and place by humanity - an archetype that Atomic Horror took from Gothic Horror stories and made its own), the Mutant (a creature that is made by humanity meddling with nature), the Robot (a machine that can operate without human assistance, often with deadly purposes), and the Alien (a creature from another world - often acting as a dark mirror of humanity, showing us how awful we could end up if we don’t change our ways).  Mutation and dissection are the main tools of Atomic Horror stories - we are horrified to find that our “progress” requires us to destroy the current world to build an awful new one in its place.

To stop evil in an Atomic Horror story, one has to change the way humanity is progressing - either stopping the progress itself, changing its direction, or simply reining it in a bit.  We have to rethink what we are doing and consider the effects we have on the world we run - or else the end will always have a question mark.

Two of the subgenres within Atomic Horror include the Alien Invasion Genre, where monsters from outer space invade earth with superior technology, and the Kaiju Genre, where humanity is attacked by a literally gargantuan monster because of our violation of the natural order.  Kaiju stories sometimes leave the horror genre altogether, but I personally think most still stay within its boundaries.

Examples of Atomic Horror Stories: Godzilla, Them!, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The War of the Worlds (1953 film), The Blob, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Fly


Slasher Horror

Finally, we have Slasher Horror.  Born out of the exploitation films of the 70’s an 80’s, Slasher Horror doesn’t focus on the past or the future very much.  While it shares an existential dread with Cosmic Horror, it looks inward for evil rather than outward.  It’s not the universe that is evil, necessarily, but rather humanity itself.  Something in the human condition is sick, twisted, and, with rare exception, predisposed to wickedness.  Slasher Horror holds one thing as true: humanity needs to be punished, and oh how cathartic it is to watch that punishment unfold.

Slasher horror demonizes humanity itself, and it does so by presenting a cast of almost completely unlikeable and one dimensional characters.  Humans aren’t necessarily moustache-twirlingly evil in Slasher stories, but they are selfish to a ludicrous extent.  They ignore drowning children, have sex even as their friends are being slaughtered in the next room, and rarely trade words with each other that aren’t petty insults.  When a character is introduced in a Slasher story, they are almost certainly designed to make you desire their death.

However, there is generally an attempt at making an exception to this rule in most Slasher stories.  You will normally find at least one character who is unique in that they care about other people and, y'know, aren’t shitty human beings.  This is your hero, and they have the enviable task of stepping over a very low bar to become the least wretched person in your story.

“Monsters” are rare in slasher stories, as most tend to go for an anonymous killer instead - some ominous masked man who picks off the other awful people one by one, often in increasingly preposterous ways.  When one of these killers survives long enough, they may gain an identity - and since this tends to involve surviving several definitely lethal injuries, they often become undead monsters as well.

The main tool of the slasher movie is gore.  Splattering organs, buckets of blood, and impossible wounds are the gross out of choice, and often play less like horrifying scenes and more like money shots in a porno.  Slasher Horror is all about catharsis - while other stories may want to horrify you, Slasher tales let you indulge your darker desires for a time.

Evil is defeated in a slasher movie when the hero loses almost everything and, in desperation, finally snaps and raises a hand against the awful nature of humanity - in a literal fashion, i.e. by killing the slasher.  This violent act may also be why few heroes in Slasher stories survive coming back for a sequel - by killing the slasher, they have become another wicked person who selfishly put their own life above others.

Examples of Slasher Horror Stories: The Halloween series, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series, Friday the 13th series, the A Nightmare on Elm Street series, the Saw series, Behind the Mask: the Rise of Leslie Vernon, the Scream series

The Axis of the Four Horrors

skeletonphonic was the first to make an axis out of my four horror genres, so credits go to him for the idea for this visual.

If you look at my four horror genres, you can see that there are two pairs of apparent opposites.  Gothic Horror vilifies the past, while Atomic Horror villifies the future.  Cosmic Horror claims the universe is evil, while Slasher Horror claims evil is inherent to humanity itself.  We could use this axis to try and force existing horror stories into one of these four genres - for example, the more a story vilifies humanity, the more Slasher it is.  Simple, right?

Well… no.  See, these pairs aren’t actually opposites.  A story can vilify the past AND the present - hell, that’s basically what the Imperial Gothic does.  Likewise, humanity being evil doesn’t necessarily mean that the universe itself isn’t evil too.  A horror story could hit all four points on the axis.

If one were to graph horror stories on this axis, I think it would be smart not to do it with a simple point.  Instead, show how far a given story stretches in each direction - some may lie firmly in one direction, while others may stretch into two, or three, or even all four.  It could be an interesting experiment for more mathematically included horror scholars than myself to try.

Problems with the Four Horrors

While I obviously like this little division of the horror genres, and have found it very useful in my writing about Horror in general, I can’t say it’s flawless.  It’s mostly based on Western literature, specifically English language literature, and as such there are A LOT of horror stories out there that could theoretically not fit anywhere on this axis.  That’s a major problem that I can’t address entirely on my own - even a glutton like myself could never read every horror story ever made, or even MOST of the horror stories ever made.

Academics might also argue that my division is forced.  A lot of Slasher and Cosmic Horror stories have an evil of the past as part of their story - the murder of Jason Voorhees, the ancient cult of Cthulhu, etc.  We could force them into the Gothic, and then kick Atomic Horror stories out of the Horror genre and into Science Fiction (which a lot of critics do).  I think that’s too simplistic, but y'know, I’m not God.  I’m just a weirdo who thinks too much about horror stories.

There are other taxonomies as well.  Some have divided horror into Supernatural and Radcliffian tales - Supernatural Horror has a horror that is, obviously, supernatural, while Radcliffian Horror reveals that the horror was man-made all along (think Scooby Doo).  Others have divided Horror into Thrillers and Creature Features - Thrillers involve a mundane, realistic threat, while Creature Features have monsters in them.  Or we could divide horror between its two sibling genres, Sci-Fi and Fantasy - Sci-Fi Horror, Fantasy Horror, and Mundane Horror for those tales that don’t have a supernatural element.  There are probably a billion ways we can divide the genre.

But the Four Horrors work for me, and they’ve helped form ICHF into what it is.  They won’t be leaving this blog any time soon.

(For those interested in the little mascots I made for this essay, here are their names: Count Gothic, Cthon Cosmic, Doctor Atomic, and Sam Slasher.)

LEGION Recap: 1x01

Last spring when I was getting mildly sloshed off cheap French rosés and falling in love with the X-Men, I did not know it was because my compass heart had swung unerringly to the superhero franchise that, in its infinite batshit whimsy, would see fit to produce an eight-episode kaleidoscopic mutant concept piece less than one year later, as if the surrealist inventive fuckery inherent in the X-Men universe had just been waiting for me, DTF.

And then Legion had to wait for me a bit more, as historically I’ve only ever managed to watch one TV show at a time. Why? BECAUSE I DO NOTHING BY HALVES, SON. And presently I am still lost in space with my beloved golden-hearts on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

But then I saw a gifset of what looked like Jemaine Clement in a pale suit on some sort of Mylar-draped soundstage, and that was fucking it. I could feel a give in my ribs as I was pulled toward my true north, to Legion, to the show seemingly made out of scraps and spangles fished out of my own head.

So let’s do it. Let’s do two shows at once. Let’s see what my capacity for sustained enthusiasm actually is. Let’s open up all the valves, let’s set fire to tears, LET’S GO.

Legion - Season 1, ‘Chapter 1’

Wooouuuld you like this show to begin with a deeply stylized growing-up montage set to “Happy Jack” by The Who, hyper-slo-mo snapshots all centered in frame, quaint and retro until our boy hits age of onset and begins screaming it into a distorted symmetrical Wes Anderson nightmare? Hohoho, would I.

I WOULD.

Troubled kid grows into troubled man, until his big haunted eyes see no more hope, and he tries to hang himself with an electrical cord, which sparks like synapses (!!! guys) into a sparkling candle on a cupcake — his birthday. Thirty-odd complete revolutions around the sun for David, the last five spent inside this mental institution, which outfits its patients in burnt orange track jackets with yellow stripes, because THE SIXTIES, groovy.

Dan Stevens does a pretty passable American accent, it turns out. His most amazing transformation is still when he left his second chin in Downton Abbey and suddenly looked like his own hot evil twin, but this is good too.

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power rangers movie thoughts *spoilers*

-OK IM SO HYPE RN WOW
-i feel so fulfilled after seeing the movie holy fuck
-i was smiling the whole time beside lile the emotional parts. Felt good to hear their names and angel grove again
-so nostalgic and at the same time such a modern amazing take on it
-why is everyone hot like gotdamn dacre montgomery is daddy couldnt stop thinking about how fucking sexy he is
-they all hot tho and wow ugh billy was on the spectrum!! wow that respresentation! They did that!
-tbh when billy was telling jason he was on the spectrum i thought he meant he was gay or something lmao but then i realized he was talking about the other spectrum
-trini being gay!?! What! Like bitch that’s dope
-lowkey thought it was kinda cute when zack kept calling her crazy girl like his lil nickname for bae
-ludi lin was also fine too! damn hot rangers fuck me up
-hes a wild child i loved zack i loved all of them
-my heart when sexy ass jason stood up for billy and bitch slapped that bully at the beginning LMFAO man “weird right!?”
-ugh and his american accent holy fuck im in love w him and when he was shirtless that sealed the deal. big heart beautiful face and body lawd yes red ranger bless me
-ugh the comedic elements were so great
-i loved the cursing like yeah it was little things like hell shit bullshit but like that still makes me a little giddy bc its the fuckin power rangers man! childs play but still a step up from the campy series
-i would hardly call it dark i guess it’s a little grittier but its just more REAL with their stories and how they go about everything. LOVED IT
-billy is the heart of this movie tbh what a sweet angel I also own one of the same shirts
-tons of cgi but like its power rangers what do u expect? At least it was pretty well done IMO
-man rita repulsa was actually kinda fucking scary lmao like straight out of a horror movie deadass but then she got her gold and was like rejuvenated and she looked bomb
-so funny how the fucking zeo crystal was at a fucking krispy kreme everytime they mentioned protecting it i geeked
-IT NOW MAKES SENSE WHY KRISPY KREME WAS DOING HELLA PROMO FOR POWER RANGERS HOLY SHIT IM SHOOK
-ugh i just love how it was just so fucking age appropriate and not campy and it was as realistic as it could be for power rangers
-the masturbation joke ahah when zordon asked if theyve ever morphed before and zack said “only in the shower” lmao shook this is not the campy shit we grew up with!!! I LOVE IT
-the diversity, the sexuality, the language, zacks mom being sick, kimberlys sexting fiasco, billys autism and bullies, jasons all star career down the drain, trini and her family/ sexuality etc.
-all these kids were so fuckin ready to die breaks my heart but also so realistic
-some real breakfast club shit but i loved it wow dont really remember the show being like that but maybe im wrong
-yea just checked lmao and ugh i love how they didnt start off as friends like in the show bc we really got to see their bonds develop from the start
-we didnt just jump right into everything like the show
-I REALLY LOVED BILLY AND JASONS FRIENDSHIP WOW
-killing Billy I was SHOOK i cried a little and then they were all like id trade my life for you guys etc i was really feeling the love and unity and man I fucking love them!!!
-THAT STAND BY ME COVER THO!!!
-and fitz and the tantrums during the training montage. GREAT FUCKING SOUNDTRACK BBS
-THEY ALL REALLY VIBED SO WELL TOGETHER AFTER AWHILE HOLY SHIT
-WHEN JASON HUGGED BILLY AFTER HE CAME BACK TO LIFE MY HEART
-wow zordon the real mvp for saving him i knew he wasnt like frfr dead but wow hell yea
-their relationships just worked on so many levels
-even if i wasnt a long time power ranger fan i wouldve loved this movie
-this movie has helped me come full circle ive waited for this for so fucking long u have no idea i grew up with the og!!! And most of the cheesy spinoffs
-it did the series and franchise justice. for me it was exactly the movie i had hoped would get made someday and it finally did and i didnt even have to wait that long i mean yea its been forever but im only 23!!! SUCH A BLESSING
-legit have always wanted to be a power ranger and after the movie i was so hype i felt like i could fight everyone rn like i had the power within me
-THEIR FRIENDSHIPS WERE SO PERFECT
-billy telling jason he didnt get humor like “normal people” do at the beginning and then at the end when jason made the same “weird, right?!” joke after bitch slapping rita into oblivion BILLY UNDERSTOOD IT AND IT WAS SO CUTE!!! GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT OK
-great beautiful diverse characters, excellent backstory. Enough to get a feel of who they were and why they were that way
-was confused when kim and jason didnt kiss but also wasnt a big deal the romance was hardly even being developed so that trailer was bait but whatever I was gonna see it regardless
-their suits and zords!!! Fuck ya and billy calling it a megazord yes baby
-bitch slapping rita was fucking hilarious. SHE THOUGHTTT
-zordon and alpha were played well too thank the lord
-i just idk what im missing or if i covered anything all i know is that i need to see it again
-that credits scene searching for tommy oliver!!! Omfg who is gonna play him
-ALSO OG KIM AND TOMMY IN THE FUCKING CROWD TAKING PICS OF THE RANGERS IN THEIR ZORDS I LITERALLY LOST MY SHIT I GOT CHILLS WOW
-this movie really made me feel some type of way
-the fucking cast!!!! So phenomenal like i want to be their fucking best friends IN THE MOVIE AND IRL they mesh so well together im shook i love them so much i didnt know i could love them this much
-also i hope bulk and skull are in the sequel with tommy
-ill get back if i think of more i guess im back to my i wanna be a ranger phase bye

cantaloupe-with-a-hat  asked:

Sup, girl! I have seen how you've swam in a different direction from the crowd and I'm just saying that I AM PROUD. To tell you honestly, the KS fandom, in my opinion, is too immature. It's not only about not being open to opinions from the minority but also not contemplating on how it would feel to be in a similar situation in the story. KS is supposed to be horror story, not an erotica or romantic novel. Justifying the sick shit there is so wrong. I read it because YOLO, not because I ship it.

I think that everyone has a different taste and nobody’s taste is better than other’s (unless it’s problematic).

It’s ok if you like KS but what’s not ok is glorifying an abusive relationship.

It was pretty gross when I got into KS (because a follower told me about it) and found out that most of the people in the fandom are ~shipping~ the hunk and the twink.

The hunk abuses the twink in every way possible and yet people are like ~they look so cute together~ and excusing the hunk’s behaviour because he has mommy issues he’s cute?.

Some people would literally lose their ass over a mediocre conventionally attractive looking white boy (that’s why so many mediocre conventionally attractive looking white boys are the lead in so many movies even when the movie is about THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA  AND IT IS SET IN CHINA IN ANCIENT TIMES YET THE LEAD IS A CAUCASIAN MEDIOCRE CONVENTIONALLY ATTRACTIVE LOOKING WHITE BOY WHEN THE REST OF THE CAST IS CHINESE OR OF CHINESE HERITAGE?!!11!?).

If you like KS because it’s horror, you like the art, etc it’s totally ok.

In my opinion KS is just a lame and cheap webcomic with a shock value story that gets really predictive, boring and cliché very soon. However, the fact that I don’t like it doesn’t mean it’s bad just like when I like things doesn’t mean they’re any better.

We need to respect each other’s tastes but what the KS fandom (not everyone but most does) is doing by romanticizing and glorifying this toxic and by all means wrong relationship is just awful.

A lot of people are suffering from that shit ffs.

Before I finish I want to say that A FANDOM DOESN’T DEFINE THE PEOPLE IN IT, the fact that most people of a fandom act in a certain way doesn’t mean everyone in that fandom is like that so I’m not calling out the KS fandom but the people in it who are problematic and worshipping what’s wrong.

I’m sure there are people in the KS who don’t ship or glorify and acknowledge the problematic situation and just like other aspects of KS.

To the rest of the fandom:

The scariest thing about this season to me is the home invasion aspect. How Ally is so paranoid about everything as is and avoids leaving her home anyways but now the clown cult have found her and began to invade that safe space of hers. And also how potentially her own wife, nanny and therapist could be in on it, all people who have access to the home and know all the codes and alarm passwords and where Ally keeps everything etc. It’s just freaky because its like cabin fever. Ally is a hypochondriac and yearns for that safety/stability but she can’t trust anybody and literally nowhere is safe for her - not the outside world, not her family home..not even her own mind. 

Why do I get the bad feeling that we are going to see baby Magnus in 12 because Magnus will be FORCED to relive the absolute horrors of his past? And Magnus “sharing” his past with Alec is also forced, because he needs someone to believe. He will be in so much pain and feel so broken that he just babbles out anything he can to get someone to believe its him.

Magnus is going to be tortured, roughed up by his boyfriend (not Alec’s fault, bc he doesn’t know) , and no one will believe its him. This will traumatize him. This isn’t a good story line, its abusive, disgusting, and I can’t fucking stand it.

anonymous asked:

A few of TV shows that the Akatsuki would watch? I'm sorry if it's too many people, but it would just be short ;-;

Akatsuki

Itachi would like the X Files, Breaking Bad, Law & Order, and Kisame got him into Shark Week. Sorry I couldn’t resist.

Besides that, Kisame likes Dexter and Blacklist

Hidan likes American Horror Story but just for the gory parts. Same thing for Game of Thrones

Deidara likes all those art shows on SyFy like Face Off. He also likes Always Sunny In Philadelphia 

Kakuzu wouldn’t watch much tv at all tbh. He’d occassionally get into whatever everyone else was watching. He’d take a liking to Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Dexter

Sasori likes Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, and House of Cards. Kind of political, dramatics shows tbh

Nagato is into The Walking Dead and Hannibal

Obito likes Archer, Game of Thrones, Futurama, and Suits

Konan also likes AHS, Sense8 and Pretty Little Liars

mirrorfalls  asked:

Top 5 Stephen King stories, with reasons?

I’m going to go with just his short stories here, not the novels or novellas, both because otherwise we’d be here for a thousand years because of the sheer volume of his writing and there’s no way I’d be able to decide things, and also because I feel like the more pages he fills the more things go off the rails, and so his short stories tend to be his best work.

5. The Doctor’s Case

This is a Sherlock Holmes story.  I include it on this list not because it’s a personal favorite of mine, but because Stephen King tends to have a very distinctive writing style where everyone talks in a specific Maine-ish dialect

(and their thoughts appear in the middle of paragraphs like this)

but this particular story perfectly meshes with Arthur Conan Doyle’s type of writing.  And it’s a great Sherlock Holmes mystery, which you wouldn’t expect from the guy who writes stories about evil cars and cursed paintings.  It really shows his range as a writer, hence its inclusion on this list.

4. 1408

This story is a personal favorite, and a return to King’s usual oeuvre, that being making everything horrifying.  Haunted hotel stories are nothing new in horror literature, but 1408 goes beyond anything you’d think of when you imagine hauntings and into a written representation of what it’s like to lose your mind while also suffering a dangerously high fever.  There are no typical ghosts or standard haunting elements in room 1408.  There’s just a constant, crushing sense of wrongness that pervades your whole being even before the narrator goes through the door.  And on top of being flat out terrifying (I didn’t sleep the night that I first read this), it also displays King’s gift for humor and snappy dialogue without diluting the scare factor in the least.

In Stephen King’s introduction to this book in one of his collections, he says that this kind of horror is the sort of thing that actually frightens him, and I don’t blame him in the least.

3.  All That You Love Will Be Carried Away

This is another departure from what’s usually thought of as King’s forte, but this time he’s not writing in the style of another author.  All That You Love Will Be Carried Away tells the story of a man checking into a motel to commit suicide, but pausing before he carries out the act to flip through a journal he’s carried over long trips, recording graffiti he’s seen as he traveled.  Granted, I suffer from depression so I’m inclined to connect to this sort of story anyway, but it’s an spot on portrayal of depression and how the littlest things, even things that aren’t happy or good, can pull you out of a low state and give you hope for the future, as well as how depression can rob you of the autonomy to make your own choices.  And its ambiguous ending makes it as memorable and haunting as King’s horror stories, just in a different way.

2.  Here There Be Tygers

Stephen King just gets kids.  He gets them in a way that so many authors of adult fiction don’t.  It’s like he never lost the abilities to think with childlike logic or completely immerse himself in imagination that so many others grow out of.  This story is a perfect example of that.  The situation is beyond ludicrous (and again displays King’s gift for humor, albeit darkly), but the protagonist never questions it, and neither does the reader as the story unfolds, because King just nails how children think.

1. The Jaunt

There is nothing scarier than this.

anonymous asked:

question: if svt found themselves in a horror themed escape room, who would be doing what?? (also hey it's been awhile! how have you been?? hope you're well uwu)-headcanon anon

seungcheol, jeonghan, seokmin, mingyu, seungkwan: yelling and screaming and jumping at everything, scares or not. they do it just for fun at first and to hype up everyone else’s mood, but eventually about halfway through they start getting genuinely scared. spend most of the time clutching each other and causing a ruckus every step of the way.

joshua, junhui, soonyoung, vernon: interested in the story behind the escape room and how it plays out, happily throwing themselves into their parts as “victims”. essentially, they’re roleplaying the entire story and are eager to find out its end. whether they “die” or escape doesn’t matter to them.

wonwoo, jihoon, minghao, chan: the ones actually invested in solving the puzzles and escaping the room. they have only minimal interest in the story or the scares beyond what might be used to help them, and they’re so methodical about it it’s almost not fun to watch them. they will genuinely be pissed if they don’t escape in time.

Penumbrae is an occult short fiction anthology of mostly horror stories. As with any collection there are some stories and authors you love and some that fizzle for you, but there were a few stories so good in this that I recommend it highly. My most favorite was a fairy tale by Lee Morgan, I am going to buy their novels now because the short story Upon the Fetish Rod to Otherwise was such entrancing magic realism. The tale Wormwood Votaries by Richard Gavin had me spooked in my own house with its atmospheric suspense. Verger by Daniel Schulke was alike to the Name of the Rose and Pan’s Labyrinth–if you liked Lux Haeresis you will really like this short story. The Olive Tree by Andrew Chumbley, is almost like poetry and flash fiction combined, but really it’s spell and initiation. it’s one to meditate on for sure. There was also a fair share of Lovecraftian horror in the offerings from Caitlin R Kiernan and Donn Webb which is the type I just eat up. And more I haven’t mentioned that I liked quite well. Most of the stories put you into a magical altered state as you read them it’s both a benefit and a bane. Make sure of your protections and shielding before you read.

Since it’s fairly priced for a small run hard back at $35 it should be in reach for those interested in occult horror. It’s a nice pairing to Hands of Apostasy because it has some of the same authors.

4 stars, for a strong occult fiction collection anyone who likes suspense and horror should enjoy. I warn those who are uncomfortable with pretty graphic rape scenes and abuse to avoid the second chapter by Patricia Cram, I had to skip that one personally too.

anonymous asked:

heyo, I'm trying to expand my writing style, so I've decided to attempt to write a horror story. I have the characters down-ish (just making a couple adjustments every now and then) but I'm really not sure how to start it off...or make it interesting, really. Do you have any tips/advice? (also I'm not really going for that much of jump-scare horror or ghosts, it's actually pretty gorey.) I'm just in a rut with this but I want to keep trying, I don't want to stick to the same thing.

Hey there!

Horror has never been forte either. I’ve probably only written one or two “horror” short stories, but those were more creepy than scary. I can count the number of times I’ve read horror stories on one hand. So take my advice with a grain of salt.

I have watched a ton of playthroughs on scary video games like Outlast, and I’ve played Slender Man (is that two words??). That means I’m all knowing in the horror industry, right? Anyway, I noticed that the thing that made them so frightening was the slow burn. Tension gradually rose. You get so worked up in your mind that something is going to happen that it doesn’t matter if anything is actually occurring.

You mentioned gore, and I think that the devil is in the details. Instead of saying “Bood was splattered on the wall above the body” say something more like “The corpse was gray and long dead, but the man’s watery blue eyes were still open, as if he was still crying out of sheer terror. Rusty red blood stains decorated the wallpaper behind the body like an intricate web”.

I feel like the way I’d be hooked into reading a horror story is by a strong opening statement. Something like “His heart didn’t stop beating until the sixth stab” or “The sun descended, but the moon never rose”.

Other ways to begin a story: https://writing-central.tumblr.com/post/162561340373/credit-lifeofastorytellercom

As for making it interesting, I’d begin with the end in mind and work towards it. With any story, conflict and well-rounded, vivid characters keep things engaging.

Stuff I found on the internet involving writing horror stories:

http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-genre/horror-by-writing-genre

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/10/11/25-things-you-should-know-about-writing-horror/

http://www.nownovel.com/blog/how-to-write-horror-story-tips/


♡ Do you guys have any tips?
♡ Also, anyone know any good horror fics on wattpad?
♡ Not sure if this qualifies as horror, but The End of Summer by makeandoffer on wattpad is really good

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Author’s Note: I started watching American Horror Story yesterday… binged all of season one in a day and I’m now halfway through season two. I like, can’t stop watching lol. I had a couple of ideas for Tate, this is the first one. It kind of just wrote itself, and I’m wondering if you can tell… It wasn’t really supposed to be this long haha. I hope you like it. Also did anyone catch my pun/tiny joke in the last line or…

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Deciphering Mycroft at the Movies

We already have the recurring imagery of projectors to hint at the theme of ‘doctored’ footage.  (See Remind you of anything? A facade? (Please let the projector light be our smoking gun)

And now, right after the opening credits of The Final Problem, we see Mycroft watching a film noir. Well, alright, he has to have some hobbies. Except, it’s not just a film noir, it’s a film noir that’s COMPLETELY MADE UP BY MARK AND STEVEN:

This is a massive Red Flag, meta within meta. To me, this scene is Mark as a writer watching a ‘film’ of his own creation play out…

^To begin with, he’s in his element, really enjoying the film. And what’s it about? Well, there’s two people, and they’re talking by using criminal language like “arresting” and “pressing charges”, but it’s clear it’s still a romance. #TRMOJAS <3 

There’s an even a nice dig with Mycroft/Mark mouthing along to the line of Adam and Eve, the representation of the “”sacred union”” of “”man and wife”” being “the beginning of all human misery.”

So, our film continues, and it’s obvious that the couple are looking forward to “searching each other thoroughly.” They’re just about to get the hell on with it, when the tape is replaced by the Holmes’ childhood/creepy I’M BACK video.

Guess who doesn’t look happy about that:

The entire tape burns, we don’t get to see the ending of the film:

It’s a Nightmare!

So opens Mycroft’s ‘Horror Movie’ moment. Except, the real horror movie is already happening: the love story of both the film noir and John and Sherlock has been interrupted. See @thegamesafucky‘s post on The Final Problem as one big interruption.

Viewing Mark as Mycroft here, I wonder if this could also be his horror at The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes losing its most key, revealing romantic scenes? 

The audience is not meant to like it at all. Even those who weren’t aware they were watching a love story are aware that’s something’s up, something’s crashed and burned. Give us back the real tape, the real show! they’ll demand, and then soon they’ll release that the ‘real tape’ was a romance all along. 

The movie will continue on and get its happy ending. We just need our ‘lights up’ moment, where the truth is revealed: