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*

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

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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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!

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

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.)

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:

I watched The X-Files for the first time all out of order. Season 1 in 2009. Then season 6 about two years ago, then 7 then 8 then IWTB (no comment) then 5 then Fight the Future then 3 then 4 then 2 then 1 (again). It made sense at the time mostly because I was in denial about the fact that I was going to end up watching the whole show. Anyways. I forget where in there I started reading fic but I remember I tried to read Iolokus about four times and couldn’t do it because Mulder and Scully were cruel in a way that kinda hurt. 

It wasn’t until after I’d seen the whole show and then really (re)watched all of season 4 and 5 in order that I finally got it. Because I was kind of angry by the end of season 5. So much use of Scully as a vehicle for violation. So much fear about bodies and reproduction being translated into either glib comedy or overwrought trauma. I remember I took notes on season 1 that first time way back when, and they mostly amounted to “Scully is so pretty and why the fuck do they keep hurting her.” And that never really stops, ever, in the show. I like season 5 a lot, honestly, it has great stuff, but by the end of it I needed catharsis, and not the romantic catharsis that most fic supplies. I needed something angry. And Iolokus is furious. It gets the black humor about reproductive horror right that stuff like The Postmodern Prometheus tries to do and gets so wrong. 

Hard to articulate why the latter gets it wrong. It’s too cute, too glib, too meta, too male-focused even though I don’t think it’s arbitrarily rapey. The show isn’t so tone-deaf that it would sandwich a (seemingly) silly story about women being forcibly impregnated with monsters between two arcs like Redux and Emily for no reason at all. The episode has constant talk of reproductive failure and violation. Lines like “You can’t plant seeds in a barren field” or “They had their frying pans…violated” or “That’s not a place you want to burn a guy.” TPP is going for a satire of something, it just doesn’t really know what. Because it doesn’t really seem to know what about the thing it’s trying to satirize is actually horrible or horrifying (rape? small towns? bigotry about small towns? bigotry in small towns? romance? narratives? the fact that we don’t get happy endings?). 

But Iolokus does. It’s not always fun to read, but it puts its focus in the right place (in any place): making its Scully brutally agentic, and its world bloody and visceral. Pretty much the opposite of the way the show handles women. Iolokus comes from the same place as something like Bridesmaids almost, weirdly, stories where women shit in sinks and it’s funny in a non-cheap way. It lets women participate in horror in a complicated and full-spectrum way, basically, thereby satirizing not just the shittiness of body horror, but also the repression of it. That’s coherent, and satisfying.

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

mangledsonic  asked:

Yo! Im so glad you got Tumblr because its like my place lol. How do you get ideas for your plush videos, because I wanna start making those for my own channel

Hello! 

I’m not sure where I get most of my ideas from, actually. I just make movies based on whatever I’m inspired by. Most of my old plush films were parodies of existing stories though, like “Thir13en Ghosts” is one of my favorite horror movies, so I made “Shadow and the Thir13en Ghosts”, and I also made a “Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer” movie, and another Christmas movie that was a blend of “A Christmas Carole” and “The Grinch”. xD A huge one of the movies we made in that category was “Silver’s Neverending Story”, which was my favorite! 

But other movies like “Team Chaotix Master Detectives” and “Be My Valentine or Else” were original storylines, and those ones were just based on fun ideas I had. I wanted to do a silly detective story so I could introduce Team Chaotix into the plush series, and the other one was just a wacky Valentines Day movie. 

Just think about what kind of story or character interaction you think would be fun to write a story about and go for it! ^_^

hey babes i dont usually recommend games cause i know my tastes are terrible to say the least but

alan wake is disappearing from digital retail stores in about seven hours. this game is fucking fantastic, its a psychological action horror game, kinda like a thriller story come to life. its a bit janky at times, but for what its worth thats a very minor issue. gorgeous visuals, an amazing story (that i personally can recommend by just saying that this is the story that inspired me to write my first novel about three and half years ago), lovely cast of characters and so forth

pretty much what im saying right now is that since its still available for the next few hours, its on -90% sale everywhere you can buy it digitally, including the xbox live store (tho that only includes the original game), steam, gog, humble bundle and so forth. everything apart xbox live should have a bundle featuring the main game, two dlc pieces (that are free on at least xbox live?), and the short sequel american nightmare. the price doesnt go over four dollars on any of the listed sites, and again, the digital releases of the game will be gone after today so.. i personally highly recommend that you grab these if you can now that they are cheap and definitely worth that price tag

hell if for nothing else hit me up and i’ll buy them for you if you want them!

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:

anonymous asked:

(me ranting about antis again) Also, many of them have really illogical reasons for hating on it such as "its just yaoi for straight girls with no plot" and "it fetishized abuse and gay relationships" Like, just no! Have they never watched/read a horror story? Its a suspense thriller with some sexual themes, tbh I skipped over the yaoi parts :P

I try not to get involved with Anti’s too much because oh my god they are just so fucking exhausting. I really don’t understand where the yaoi comes from?? Like, the only time I’ve ever been like “Ohohoho~” At Ks is during scenes like Sangwoo taking his shirt off or Seungbae changing his shirt. But?? The sexual scenes in Killing Stalking? They honest to god make me uncomfortable, and that’s what it’s designed to do soOOO?? I’d understand if it was happening every other panel and Bum was constantly like “i love you so much” to Sangwoo during and after—– THEN I’d be like “yeah that does fall into yaoi” but even still who gives a fuck what people like. 

KS not having a plot would be Sangwoo and Bum never leaving the house and constantly doin’ the horizontal hula. Seungbae wouldn’t exist as a character. Victims having any characterization wouldn’t matter either. A backstory would exist just to give a poor reason for Character A to act the way they do. I just— I don’t get it. I really honest to god don’t get it. 

Like a Piece of Rope Made Out of Two Pieces of Vine [Tate Langdon x Reader]

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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anonymous asked:

Hey! What's your favorite batman comic? Btw I love your art!!!

Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth is probably my all time favorite batman comic. Its written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean. The art is a mix of multiple mediums so its incredibly interesting to just look at, and of course the story is great. If you like symbolism and psychological horror then this is a good pick for you… I guess this is my most ‘serious’ pick, but I have a lot of favorite batman comics. I actually cant decide haha. Also thank you!!

Fukigen na Mononokean predictions (potential spoilers ahead)

Alright. *cracks knuckles* I’ve gotten wayyyy too invested in this new fandom and anime this summer, but I love it. I’m absolutely smitten with it. So, yes, I know that we aren’t even through the first season, and any of my speculations can be proved wrong at any given moment, but I thought I would share for anyone interested. Here we go:

1. The mystery of Aoi, and what happened.

Aoi was the original master of the Mononokean. A peace-bringer to demons everywhere– a second chance for many of them. In the story it is heavily implied that Aoi was a creature of the underworld themself, and that Itsuki is the first (and inadequate) human Master.

          Aoi’s mystery gender

             When I first learned about Aoi I immediately pictured the Master as a male, but there is also a female headcannon rolling around the fandom, so I’ll touch on that first. 

             The female headcannon goes that the girl cloak Hanae had to wear upon visiting the underworld was actually Aoi’s, and was being kept in the Mononokean storage closet. Since we don’t know the official gender, it could be highly plausible, both because Aoi’s name can be masculine OR feminine, and the name Aoi means ‘flower’, more specifically, the Hollyhock flower, which may connect to the flowers on the cloak. More on names later.

            As for a male, I had a bit of speculation myself, just because I feel like Aoi is Hanae’s father.

            I know right? I believe that Aoi was a lover of flowers, surely, and he fell in love with Hanae’s mother. Visiting would be no problem for a being whose job is to literally navigate constantly between the underworld and human world. They had a child together (Hanae), but their relationship would be seen as forbidden in the underworld, certain beings may try to hurt Hanae, because Hanae would then be half demon, half human, and from what I can see in the anime and manga so far, there is an obvious rift between the two, as shown in the Underworlder’s interactions with Hanae and Itsuki’s avoidance of humans.

      So if we go with the male theory, then what happened?

       The medicine. That’s what happened.

        When Itsuki has to use the medicine on big boss scree he is very hesitant, even telling Hanae that had the scree not asked for the medicine himself, Itsuki would not have even suggested it. Later, when the job is done and they are in the Mononokean, Hanae is conversing with the tea room about what happened and why Itsuki is practically passed out on the floor, when the tea room starts talking about the medicine, and Itsuki suddenly shouts at it.

      At first I went ‘Oh he’s annoyed that they are talking when he just wants to sleep and he wants Hanae to go home.’ but then, ‘OH! No, he was wanting to cover up the backstory the Mononkean was about to share with Hanae about what happened with the medicine. He wasn’t annoyed so much as he was just avoiding that past.’

       And here’s what I think happened:

       Something occurred to where Aoi either had to, or ASKED to take the medicine. If it was ‘had to’, then that means that something was making Aoi a malicious yokai, and Aoi figured it could be cured this way. If it was ASKED TO, though… that means Aoi made that choice, and they knew the potential consequence: death. Either way, why would Aoi have to or ask to take it? For Hanae, of course. For the family he didn’t want to leave behind. To be with them.

      But the medicine killed him, leaving Hanae fatherless (Hanae gets very emotional while talking to big boss scree and says that ‘it’s cowardly for a father to just leave without a goodbye’) and….-sighs- and permanently scarring a young Itsuki.

      Because Aoi may have asked for the medicine, but Itsuki was probably the one to actually give it to him. And you know what? Creatures in the underworld keep making underhand comments that the current Master (Itsuki) killed the old master (Aoi).

     But that’s just not true. It was a choice. But people keep saying it was Itsuki to blame, and Itsuki probably BLAMES HIMSELF. >:( We all know by now he is very gentle and invested in yokai; he likes them more than he likes his own human race. Aoi was his master, teacher, probably a parent-figure. And it hurts. It all hurts, and Itsuki’s avoidance of humans may even stem as a result of Aoi’s love and passion for humans (Much like how in greek mythology gods were always falling in love with humans), because just LOOK where that love got Aoi.(also Itsuki is constantly polite and and saying things like ‘I don’t deserve your thanks’ things like that, which may also come from his feelings of guilt. It could also just be the way Aoi raised him, but who knows!)

       Also, this is just a random thought that I didn’t really know where else to organize it, but when Hanae introduces himself, Itsuki had been flat out refusing to exorcise Fuzzy for the first time. However, after Itsuki hears ‘Ashiya’  he repeats it to himself as if in  deep thought. Now, this could be explained as ‘He probably heard it in class since Hanae was going to be a new student’ but… come on, Itsuki is barely cognizant in class. I’m thinking that maybe at one point in time Aoi may have told Itsuki the last name of the woman he had fallen in love with in the human world, and hearing it again may have triggered a sort of deja-vu moment for Itsuki (because I think if anything he feels that Hanae’s presence is significant, but he can’t really place his finger on why, like a memory just out of reach.)

2. Okay, so say Hanae is Aoi’s son, and he’s half demon, half human.

      A few things:

     More powerful/ more natural power than Itsuki

             I can easily see Hanae’s underworld connection making exorcisms easier for him. Since Itsuki can only open the door twice in one day, it leaves the thought that if he wasn’t human, then he could probably open it more than twice a day. So I would think that if Hanae ever has to open it, then he could, and probably more frequently. We’ve yet to see extensive abilities from both Itsuki and Hanae, but whatever they are, Itsuki may have wayyyy more training, but Hanae probably has that natural sort of gift with it. (I’m also super curious about Hanae’s shiny-things affinity, and his dark side thingy, but I’m still in the dark for those speculations)

         Communication with yokai

                 There is also a headcannon i saw that mentioned that perhaps Itsuki could not hear Fuzzy or other yokai when they thank Hanae, that maybe Hanae is the only one that can hear them non-verbally, or that Hanae’s powers might stretch into some kind of telepathic ground. And I’m not really sure on this one! On one hand I could see it, on the other I wanna say that the non-verbal yokai can only communicate if they are physically touching someone. Food for thought.

3. Itsuki’s power limitations and the potential ‘ah shit’ moment on the horizon: 

           Itsuki, my smol son I love him :’D

          Three times the door opens

                     Alright, let’s call a spade a spade. When a character has a power limitation, it’s practically GUARANTEED that they are going to exceed that limit at some point. So. much. Anxiety for our precious grump.

                      At some point there is definitely going to be a situation where Itsuki is going to have to open the door at least three times. Now, I don’t expect death to result from this, but I do think he will be incapacitated for some amount of time. Maybe not even as steep as a coma, but definitely weak an unable to perform his tasks as Master. (I mean, just opening it twice makes him unable to do more than sleep immediately, and possibly that’s why he sleeps through his classes, too. ((either that or he’s just lazy. seriously, what’s this boy’s grades like?)))

                     This is where Hanae steps in, and everyone realizes there is a LOT more hidden power in Hanae than they thought. Itsuki’s name means both ‘tree’ and ‘sunlight’. What do’ flowers’ (as the name Hanae means), need to grow?? SUNLIGHT. What do trees symbolize?? WISDOM.

                    Itsuki is definitely going to have to properly train Hanae, and I think this over-exhaustion of his power is what will provide the opportunity.

            A switch of roles, protector and protected

                    Because of this training and power exertion, Hanae ends up becoming quite a formidable force (as I said earlier, he has potential to become much more powerful of a Master than Itsuki just off natural power alone), and Itsuki will have to sort of take the back seat and follow Hanae’s lead at times (which would be a character development on his part, because he’s super bitter about humans, etc etc.)

                   But, of course, Hanae is a cinnamon roll (that could kill you) and even though it may be him in the ‘Master’ Position for awhile, he still refers to Itsuki as Abeno-san and his boss, and is super polite to him, etc. Like nothing changed.

The main thing at the end of the day though?

     Acceptance and understanding, I think. We fear what we don’t understand. We rebuke it. The first time I watched episode one of the anime not even the bright colors of the show could assuage my (yes) initial fear of Fuzzy.  I probably felt just as bad as Hanae when I realized with him that Fuzzy was in no way malicious and is actually the most adorable yokai to ever exist and it startled me, because I understood what the show was trying to teach. Same goes for Boss Scree, I was terrified of him, I had to pause the episode and literally convince myself to press play again. And this is coming from a person who never flinches at horror films, never got scared of ‘scary’ stories as a kid.

     And I think the end goal isn’t just understanding the yokai and their situations, but it’s also going to be present in Itsuki accepting humans for what they are eventually. For appreciating life in all of its facets, good and bad. A beautiful story, if you ask me.

Whew that was a lot!

     Thanks for reading! You can always message me if you wanna talk about anything, or ask what I think about fan speculations, my opinions, etc. Love this fandom <3 And remember, this is all speculation, and some or all of it may be proven wrong. But it’s fun to guess! :)