look at how glitchy it is

MCU ANTI-FREEZE: Why Bucky didn’t shoot the camera before killing the Starks

(the Anti-Freeze section is where I take points from canon that make no sense, are inconsistent with the rest of the narration, are literally plot holes, case of fridge logic-or horror and try desperately to make sense of them using every scrap I can from the source material. Basically it’s me frantically patching canon up trying to hide the ugly parts and finding more or less-it’s less- plausible explanations for them. Or you can say it’s me closing my eyes and singing loudly over logic in order to deny all idea of mistake in my canon and being blindly faithful to the writers for having probably -never- thought of that)

The Winter Soldier is a master assassin so good at his job that most people didn’t even believe in his existence. He is a legend, a ghost of the intelligence community and not a whisper of his existence leaves others indifferent.

This is especially difficult to believe as he spends most of his introductory movie shooting up people in broad daylight in the middle of crowded boulevards of big metropoles. But since this is linked to Hydra’s out of the shadows scheme we can handwave it away by saying he was simply following the out of shadows directive as the fist of HYDRA.

Now the issue comes with his second apparition where he executes Howard and Maria Stark in plain view of a security camera, which he is obviously aware of as he breaks it the moment he is done with the deed. This makes the whole master assassin who’s so good most people don’t even know he exist schtick difficult to swallow. This looks amateurish at best and seems like a contrived plot point to create the Siberia situation.

But what if this was actually a case of fridge brilliance from the writers?

From what we know of the Winter Soldier from Captain America 2, he needs to be kept in ice in between mission as he can’t be out too long without having some “malfunctions”. Also he has some recollections of his life before being a weapon and all points to the fact his reaction toward recognizing Steve is not the first time he had some sort of revelation. That’s why they need to wipe him often to erase his memories.

In Civil War we sees that under the Soviet control while he is controlled by triggers which we don’t know if they were used (though I’d argue not) in the Winter Soldier ; the chair zapping his brain and the sleeping in ice in between assignments was still in use as in shown in the opening sequence. Which means that he still can’t be trusted on his own for too long and needs his memory wiped often in order to make the triggers more efficient.

During the Berlin incident, it is shown that the triggers only allow for simple directives and the state they induce is broken after a while on its own or between bouts of consciousness. This all seem to be an effect of the super soldier serum that heals his brain and thus weaken the mind control while making him stronger.

According to Black Widow, the Winter Soldier has not been very active despite his reputation as he is credited with something like 25 kills over 50 years, which means at best 1 kill every two years. Of course some of his assassination were hidden (the Starks for example) but it seems that Bucky was used only for high target assassinations. Also the fact that his activity is only of half a century as of 2014 when Cap 2 takes place shows that Bucky took time to be molded as the perfect weapon, Hydra had him for almost 20 years before sending him out. All of this shows that he is a valuable almost irreplaceable asset and that his handlers take great care of not breaking the hold they have over him, which they know is fragile in the best of case.

That’s why the Starks were such high targets, and that’s why they wanted nobody to look closer into the accident for nobody should discover the big discovery behind their murder. Indeed, Howard Stark with his bastard super serum offered Hydra the possibility to have 5 more super soldiers without all the hassle Bucky presented.

So Bucky was sent and he executed the mission, taking the serum and leaving no witness alive. Except for the camera.

BUT there is something else we need to take into consideration, Cap 2 heavily implies that Howard had suspicions about SHIELD and the US government being infiltrated by some force and that’s probably why nobody knew of the package he had with him since he wouldn’t want to advertise this when he didn’t know who to trust. So his murder was also necessary as a way to cut off this line of inquiry. Just taking the serum and leaving them alive would have been too big of a risk.

And this is where the camera comes in. The video is found by Zemo in a Hydra base after he spent the better part of a year to try and find this solid evidence. So I think part of Bucky’s instructions was to disable the camera after the kill and then bringing back the serum.

Why? Because Howard was not any target, it was one Bucky knew personally. Moreover the need to make it look like an accident required a face to face approach for the assassin. And since they knew the Winter Soldier program was glitchy they didn’t know how he would react with having to kill someone he knew. So this was a test for Bucky, the camera was there to monitor him and be sure he didn’t break his conditioning at any moment. Since if he did he could have lied during his report.

They needed the footage to be sure the Starks were dead for one, and to observe Bucky’s behavior during the hit to see if he hesitated or remembered. I think during this mission, a lot of HYDRA operatives were around in case things went south and they had to finish the job themselves and get back the stray Asset. And though some might argue that he recognized Howard as he allegedly momentarily stilled his hand before finishing him (I’m still not sure of that after having seen the footage hundred of times) he still completed the mission without any issue.

And I think this mission was the reason why they sent him after Steve during Cap 2. Because they already had tested him against people he knew succesfully and thus were confident he would see things through and kill Captain America even if he used to be his best friend.

…So Convinced? Is this theory acceptable?  
Let me know what you think! 

Little Details About Star Wars I Love

-how holograms are blue and glitchy and flicker, showing that even though their technology is advanced everything is so dilapidated

-Asajj Ventress’s perpetually chapped-looking lips

-When everyone cheers because they weren’t killed by the trash compacter but C-3PO thinks they are dying

-tiny Boba Fett going “Get him, Dad! Get Him!” because he supports his violent bounty hunter father like any good son should

-Padme Amidala continuously out dressing everyone

-Rey’s desert flowers, pilot doll, Rebel helmet, and home made from a rusty AT-AT

-Shmi Skywalker nicknaming Anakin “Ani”

-#livinglegend Sabine Wren pausing her mission in an abandoned, creepy Republic base to spray paint her starbird tag on the walls even though no one will probably ever see it

-Clones giving their brothers names because the Republic only gave them numbers

-On that note, Poe naming Finn because the First Order only gave him a number

-Ahsoka Tano’s reverse lightsaber grip

-Princess Leia’s early and mature wisdom

-Vader throwing his lightsaber at Luke so he will SHUT. UP.

-Ezra Bridger’s stormtrooper helmet collection

-Maul and Savage’s intricate full body Dathomir tattoos

-Clones painting their armor

-Sabe posing as Queen Amidala and smiling a little too giddily as she tells the undercover Padme to clean R2-D2

-Skywalker ponchos

-The roar of a TIE fighter

-19 year old Princess Leia smiling as she sasses two of the most dangerous men in the galaxy

-Darth Vader’s clear hatred for the Death Star, and the corresponding anxious body language of his grandson towards the Starkiller Base

-Obi-Wan doing shots in the middle of a chase scene

-The dangerous smile that spreads across Luke’s face as he tells Jabba the Hutt “This will be the last mistake you’ll ever make.”

-Recent developments that hint that when the dying Anakin Skywalker looked into his son’s big blue eyes as he said “I won’t leave you. I’ve got to save you” he is remembering a young Togrutan girl with big blue eyes firmly stating to Vader “I won’t leave you. Not this time” and how he betrayed her

First Time for Everything

Request: Can you do a one about the first time the boys call batmom “mom” plz :3

I wrote a part two to this which is here


The first time Dick called you mom you and Bruce weren’t even married yet.  It was kind of a surprise.  Bruce had decided that he wanted you to meet all his sons, and Dick was the only one to voluntarily do so.

You two spent the day together and it was definitely fun.  So when you had to leave, Dick wrapped himself around and said “Bye mom!” And then he realized what he just said.  And oh was he embarrassed.  He started getting flustered and stuttering over an apology.

You just laughed it off and hugged him.  “Dick it’s ok.  I’m honored that you see me as a motherly figure.”  After the he just called you mom from then on out.  


By the time Tim called you mom you and Bruce were married.  When he called you mom it was pretty hilarious.  When said it he was barely awake.  He had been staying up really late, and knowing him you knew he needed coffee.  So you brought him some.  

Or at least you tried to.  By the time you got there he had fallen asleep.  So you decided to take him to bed.  It took a lot of work dragging him into bed, but you eventually did it.  

You kissed him on the forehead and were about to leave, but then he grabbed onto your wrist.  All you could hear was him whisper “I love you Mommy.”  And then he went back to sleeping.  At least not for long cause your laughing woke him up.


You never really thought that Damian would ever get around to seeing you as his mom, or anywhere near that.  Surprisingly it ended up happening.  At a really bad time.

The boys had gone out to patrol, leaving you home alone.  You were in the kitchen when you had been knocked out.  Next thing you knew, you were blindfolded and tied up somewhere.  Your blindfold was removed to reveal that Talia Al Ghul had taken you.  

“You are ruining everything.  You are taking MY beloved.”  she sneered at you.  She lunged to attack you but stopped when  a cry was heard.  “MOTHER!”  Damian had showed up.  It hurt that he saw only Talia as his mother.  But you understood.  Talia walked to her son, only to be pushed away.  Damian ran to you and untied you.  “Mother are you ok?”

You were shocked.  Not as much as Talia.  She was shocked that you were able to ruin even her son.  He hugged you and whispered, “I was worried that we would not find you.”

You felt pride.  Pride in the fact that you were able to show your son love he never had.  Pride that he saw you as his mother.  


It didn’t really seem like Jason liked you.  At all.  You tried your best to get him to tolerate you at the least, but it was hard when he was never around.  It had been longer than usual, which worried you.  

You went to his apartment to check on him.  You unlocked the door and went in, dropping everything when you heard his anguished screams.  Running into his room, you saw him thrashing around on the bed and sounding as if he was in pain.  

Sliding into his bed, you cradled his body, softly calling out his name.  He gasped and sat up, looking at you in disbelief.  “Mom?”  God he sounded so small and all you could do was  hug reassure him that you were here. He sobbed, and all you could think was how Jason had finally accepted you as his mother.  

A/N: So I wasn’t exactly sure if anon wanted an imagine or a oneshot so I did it to my best of knowledge.  Also I don’t really know what’s happening with Tumblr mobile, so if its glitchy idk. 

thedarkenedkeeper  asked:

Hi there! Bear with me here, all of this Anti hype has made me feel the need to throw out my own thoughts, so here I go: So in January, when Anti (or Jack, depending on the theories) started showing up again, we all started wondering when something big was going to happen, right? We first thought it was going to be on Jack's birthday, and then Valentine's day - both of which nothing happened. Now we're all theorizing it's going to be in the 100th RYC. Part 1/5

But…what about April Fools day? I mean, think of the possibilities! Imagine this: Jack uploads an average everyday video of himself playing a new game. And then suddenly, just like what happened during “Say Goodbye”, things begin to get a tad bit strange. Jack keeps getting distracted by sounds here and there that aren’t a part of the game, his behavior is beginning to seem off (head twitching, changes in his voice), and the screen glitches out a few times to show either Anti or Jack.

And then we finally get what we’ve wanted: an actual on-screen struggle for control between Anti and Jack. We’re all rooting for Jack to gain control, of course. It’s getting intense and it’s looking grim, but in the end, Jack comes out as the winner; Anti letting out a frustrated scream as he’s forced back inside. And at this point, Jack drops the act and straight out says “April Fools” to all of us and makes a small speech about how much fun he’s had bringing Anti back. 

He wishes us a happy, fun, and safe April Fools day before doing the outro. We think it’s over as soon as the screen goes black, but it’s not. Suddenly, the screen goes glitchy. Anti (or who we think is Anti) shows up on screen, panting shakily, looking beyond desperate and frightened. He leans in close to the screen and pleads in a raspy, drained voice, “Help me. Please! He never left! He’s still - !” Only to unexpectedly get cut off by a pair of hands reaching out from behind him,

covering his mouth, muffling his screams for help, as he gets pulled backward into the darkness. And then the screen cuts to black so suddenly, we don’t get to see anything else, leaving us in horror at the realization that THAT was Jack and that Anti is still in control! That this WHOLE thing was all a sick, cruel joke from the start, basically just Anti toying with us into believing we actually got our precious green bean back! Sorry for the REALLY long speech! Just freaking out is all ^^“



anonymous asked:

Small headcanon: monsters who are in love and have been together for a long time eventually become similar to each other physically.

omgomg this is so cute holy heck

and maybe it’s just like, little things?? just little traces of that love becoming physical, manifesting in the magic that makes up the monsters’ bodies? things you wouldn’t even notice at first, but one day when they look in the mirror, they find little stray bits of their partner’s or partners’ magic that’s become a permanent part of them as much as their loved one(s) presence

Undyne grows two or three yellow scales on one hip. The fangs in the back of Alphys’ mouth grow longer and sharper.

Sans is a liiittle bit freaked out when he finds itty bitty white hairs growing on his shoulder one day. He’s probably even more surprised when three of Toriel’s claws on her left hand pale from black to white.

Papyrus is vaguely offended when the backs of his eye-lights are tinted pink when viewed from the right angle while Mettaton seems to stay the same, until MTT is like “dude this is my robot bod.” He gets Alphys to do a ghost x-ray, which reveals that his ghost-self inside his metal frame has been permanently saddled with vivid egg shell white eye shadow for years.

By contrast, Asgore can’t help but be a little relieved when the yellow-white streaks in his mane turn back to pure gold as time goes by and he starts reconciling with Toriel in mutual respect and companionship instead of continuing to be in love with the version of her he remembers from the past.

It’s like that for all monsters. It’s only a thing for romantic relationships and no one really knows why. Maybe it’s the same kind of magic that makes baby monsters appear. It’s a little weird and a lot of the time, people remove the marks just because it can look a little silly, especially for monsters that look wildly different. Others find it endearing and keep it as a lucky charm kind of feature. Many queerplatonic monster couples deliberately create these marks to show their devotion to each other, showing how they’re just as important to each other as romantic couples are to one another. Having a body made out of often-slightly-glitchy shiny particles can be one strange experience sometimes.

… On a side-note, imagine many years into the future, when Frisk and MK have been married since forever, and MK’s horns get all fuzzy at the roots. Their horns are the same color as Frisk’s hair, it totally works

Frisk would totally dye a lock of their hair the same gold-yellow color as MK’s scales just because they’re a sappy *FLIRT and they wanna match


Mutual colleagues
( darkiplier / virus!cry )
Mutual colleagues

@signaturecurlymess​: Dark, Virus, What are your thoughts about each other? Do you guys work together at all? Or do you guys do your own thing? 

Dark: VirusCry… He’s definitely much more tolerable to deal with than Anti. They both work with similar capabilities, yet there are some clear differences between the two.

Virus: Like, most of what we do! Anti always goes for the fear tactics, the torture, getting his hands dirty. I on the other hand take a less direct approach to things–All I am is a fucking dick–*laughter* the look on that guy’s face! Priceless. Absolutely priceless.

Dark: (smirks) I admire VirusCry’s subtlety. He isn’t as experienced as the green glitchy gremlin, but he knows how to get the job done. Plus, Virus is usually a lot more level-headed, compared to the most of us.

Virus: And then we have Darkiplier. The guy is like a mixture of Anti’s sadism and Google’s efficiency. And the way he toys with the human mind, beyond just scaring the shit out of them is…artistic–That’s the best word that comes to mind.

Dark: And with that, hopefully this suffices to answering your question. Did we cover everything, Virus?

Virus: Yeah, I think that’s it. Right now I’ve got a date with some monitors over at NASA. 

Dark: Good. I won’t keep you from your assignment, then…

We just need to wait a little longer; Jaehyun

Request: “Hiiii can I please request a really fluffy Jaehyun scenario where he’s dating a girl trough the internet and she travels from her home country to come meet him for the first time in Korea?”

Genre: Fluff.

Warnings: None.

A/N: Oh my god, this was beautiful, I leave myself speechless I swear.

“At which hour did you say you had to go to practice?” You asked your boyfriend while you look at his face through your computer screen.

“It’s in like an hour or so, I should be going there actually.” You have been dating for months now, but still never got to meet each other in person.. until today.

“And why are you here then!? Taeyong is going to kill you.”

“He may will but I don’t really care anymore. He needs to understand that now it’s the only moment where I’m able to talk with you and look at your pretty face at the same time. And doing that in this relationship is almost impossible.” 

You were internally screaming as you heared him talking. It was very hard for you to have a normal conversation with him when in your mind you could only think about how warm the feeling of being in his arms would feel and how you’re finally, after months of having such strong feelings for him, being able to felt his loving caresses in your skin just like you always dreamed of. There would be no more of those annoying frozen screens or glitchy images that you always have while Facetiming. Or the need of a proper Internet conection just to listen to his sweet voice talking about his day or even just to read a short message where he reminds you how important you are in his life.

“Taeyong is going to hate me if you’re like this every day, Jaehyun.”

“I don’t think is possible to hate such a cute and adorable person like you, baby. You’re just too perfect.” Those were the kind of compliments that you would normally answer with sarcastic comments or, sometimes, with even cheesier compliments to him, but today all this sweet words were making you feel really shy and nervous, and you couldn’t help but blush like crazy. “But talking about Taeyong, apparently, not only him but all the members are waiting for me now, so I guess I don’t have choice anymore. I’m so sad.”

“Don’t be sad for such a silly thing like this! We’ll talk later, okay? I promise.” You have been saying this like this all day. Keeping this little secret from him was everytime more and more difficult and you couldn’t help but drop some ‘hints’ here and there, even though you were the only one who was understanding them. “Good luck today, honey. Take care of yourself, okay?”

“Yes, baby. I’ll take a good care of myself.” After a few seconds of silence, he talked again. “Can I say it now?” You smiled widely and move your head from side to side, dening his request. He pouted and you couldn’t help but feel your heart beating at the speed of sound, without being able to believe how adorable your boyfriend was. “You can’t stop me forever, Y/N.” If only he knew that today, just in a less than an hour, it was going the first time he would finally be able to say those three words without you stoping him to wait for the ‘special’ moment. Unless you can’t hold your feelings anymore and said it first, because right now you could feel that your chest could burst from all the love you feel for the pretty boy that’s smiling at you through your computer’s screen.

“We just need to wait a little longer, okay? Goodbye, baby.” 

“Jaehyun? Do you remember last year when i couldn’t get you a birthday present?”

“Like if I could forgot it.” Jaehyun said in a disinterested way.

After look at you, it’s impossible for him to function properly again. He’s in cloud 9 as he remembers the lovely sound of your voice and your shiny eyes that look at him in the way no one has ever done before, making him feel more special than anyone and completly different from the rest, but in the best way you can think of. He’s always considering himself the luckiest person in the whole planet for having you by his side. Well, actually, not yet.

“Well, guess what! I’m finally go it for you. It’s in the practice room, you would love it.”

“And what if I don’t?” He asked with a small smile in his face as he started to tease his friend. The way Taeyong was acting that day was really weird. He was feeling really excited and smily for some reason and it was scaring Jaehyun a lot, specially after hearing him talk about this ‘present’ that he has for him.

“There’s no way you don’t like it, she’s like destinated to be with you, I’m sure she was made just and only for you. There’s no way you don’t like it.” Jaehyun’s whole world stopped and he looked at Taeyong with a neutral face. The thought of you came to his mind and he was feeling his heart beating faster. His friend readed his expression like if it was a book and patted his shoulder softley at the same time that he nodded his head at him, confirming his hypothesis.

Jaehyun ran the rest of the hall until he had the practice room’s door in front of him and opened it without a warning. He recognized your figure instantly and felt butterflies in his stomach when he saw your face. It was you, it was indeed you. He felt in love with your features one more time, those beautiful lips that he was dying for taste, your precious eyes that would only look at him, your perfect nose, you blushy cheeks, everything in you was so perfect.

He felt like if he could cry out of happiness but instead his first reaction was running to you, and yours was exactly same. It ocurred in seconds. You were finally in each other arms, where both of you belong. Smiling and without being able to believe how the scenario of meeting each other that was always in your heads was finally becoming true.

It took hours for the both of you to overcome all those strong feelings and felt comfortable with each other and talk like youwould normally do in the texts or phonecalls, but still there were constantly sudden hugs and kisses from time to time. Internally there was a part of you that still couldn’t believe that this was happening, finally, after so long.

“Y/N? Would you let me say it now, that we’re in front of each other, holding hands and finally side by side?”

After having a really long conversation with the other members where you could introduce yourself to them and meet each one a bit more, they let Jaehyun take his day free. Now both of you were in the prettiest park in Seoul, walking under the beautiful cherry blossoms as you hold hands. There weren’t enough words in the world to express how happy you were feeling.

“Yes, please. I have wait for this moment literally since the day I first saw you.”

He smiled and got closer to your body, placing one of his hands in your cheek and looking at you in the eyes. You could see how sincere he was being as he clearly pronounced those three words to you, not being afraid of letting you know all his feelings.

“And, Jaehyun, would you let me do it now, that we’re in front of each other, holding hands and finally side by side?” He giggled and nodded his head in the a excited way.

“Please do, I waited for this moment literally all my life.”

So you kissed him. You pressed your lips with his and finally felt like if you were in home, in the perfect place and with the perfect persons around you. You never felt more complete and identified in your whole life.

“I love you too, Jaehyun.”

I keep seeing a lot of complaints and bashing on the facial animations for mass effect andromeda, some people are going as far as to say the game is automatically shit and worthless for this. mass effect and dragon age were never known and cherished for its animations or face renderings, there’s a whole plethora of memes surrounding the games really off and glitchy animations, but did that change how amazing those games were? of course not. they were amazing, with the best world building, loveable characters, engaging gameplay, and grasping plot lines. I’m not gonna lie, some of the humans in ME:A do look too plastic, but it won’t stop me from enjoying what the game has to offer. the combat looks so fucking revamped and fast paced, flexible. the cover system is even better, theres more freedom to choose for your abilities, more weapons, more rpg elements, crafting, tons of exploration. everyone loves to nitpick and throw hate and alot of people have the habit of hopping the bandwagon without much second thought, its ridiculous.

Antisepticeye Headcanon

Let’s switch this up! I did say that I would write about the Septicegos as well so here we go for my favourite glitchy boy. This is my version of Anti since everyone seems to have their own version of him.

  • Anti is a tulpa so his appearance, behavior and personality were based off of the fans ideas for him, but after appearing in a few videos with one set appearance, his usual image remains the ‘canon’ image the fans recognise
  • Anti can glitch into any piece of technology as long as he’s appeared on it, which includes any computers, laptops, phones and tablets where someone has watched one of his videos
  • He’s mentally unstable and can have unpredictable mood swings due to his glitchy nature
  • He can teleport by glitching out of reality, but only short distance like from one room to another
  • Sean and Signe are like Anti’s parents, looking after him and attempting to stop him from hurting others. He relies on them heavily since he doesn’t really know how to be ‘human’.
  • Without the attention of fans, Anti would cease to exist since it was the fans who created him in the first place, hence why he makes small appearances to spark the reaction of theorists, artists and writers
  • Despite his past actions of Sean’s attempted murder for control of his body, Anti cares about Sean like a father and the other egos like brothers, so he would never kill them
  • Anti makes idle threats all the time. He’s threatened to slit Sean’s throat again multiple times since Halloween and often says his destroy all of Signe’s plants, but they’re just ways the glitch tries to make himself seem intimidating
  • He often speaks to some of the Markisonas over skype, keeping them up to date with his plans and learning more about theirs. Dark is his best friend, even if they both try to deny it
  • Anti loves torture. He hasn’t done it in a long time, but there’s a part of him that still loves hearing someone beg for mercy, so Anti’s favourite games to play are always ones where he can be the killer
  • Anti loves cuddles, either with Sean and/or Signe or with Chica when he visits LA. Every time he visits Egos Inc. he insists on getting hugs from everyone, including Dark.
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So….this was supposed to be a Christmas present, and it’s March now…..But!! I am extremely relieved and happy to be posting this for @lum1natrix​, the person that I believe to be the most obsessed with Anti. Anyway! You all can enjoy it too, I spent a lot of time on this :)


POEM CREDIT GOES TO @joker-tracey

You stretched as the video finished up and a last glitch of Anti flashed across the screen. You reached for the laptop screen to shut it so you could go to sleep, but realized that the glitch wasn’t going away…as if the video hadn’t yet ended. You flicked the mouse to the side a bit, wondering if your screen was just frozen, but you watched with a chill as the cursor moved across the screen without any sort of stutter. A sensation of someone watching you started to creep through your body, and you attempted to close the laptop as an eerie silence permeated the room….But the screen wouldn’t move. It stayed stuck open, and Anti chuckled creepily through the buzzing white noise coming through the speakers. The soulless black voids of his eyes flickered with an electric green light, and he straightened his back with another ghostly cackle before the screen shut off…along with all of the lights in your room.

1…2…Anti’s coming for you….

A tingle crept up your spine as a deadly silence seemed to reverberate against all of the walls. You jumped at a sensation of cold fingers running across your neck, drawing icy trails on your skin. A yelp forced itself out of your chest as your chair swiveled around against your will, and another maniacal laugh suddenly resonated through the empty space.

3…4…Better lock your door….

You stood up and ran to the entrance to your bedroom with fear, trying to open it only to find that it had been locked. Shivers began to race up and down your spine, and a small puff of air that could’ve been a breath whispered over the vulnerable back of your neck. A low chuckle resounded, this time right next to your ear.

5…6…Grab a crucifix….

“Traaaaaciiiiiiiii…….” A haunting, yet familiar, voice floated through the air. “Aren’t you scaaaaaaaaaared?” You turned around slowly, thinking that someone would be standing there, watching you…but there was just darkness that seemed to be forming into a shape vaguely resembling a humanoid figure.

7…8…Gonna stay up late….

“Don’t you recognize me, darling?” The voice purred quietly next to your ear. You jumped, searching wildly for someone, anyone, but there was no one there. A high pitched giggle sounded next to your other ear, and you turned again, only to find no one. “Is someone a little worried? A little stressed? A little…terrified?” The snickering continued, a bit more maniacal and louder than before.

9…10…Never sleep again….

You froze as an ice cold hand grasped your own, and cold breath made the back of your neck tingle. Butterflies flooded your stomach as the low chuckle rumbled next to your ear. “Keep one eye open as you sleep, Traci.” And then it was gone. The hand, the breath, the laugh, the darkness, everything. The light’s flickered back on, and Anti was in the computer, the video having actually finished now.

You sat back down and slowly exhaled before bringing in more oxygen to satisfy your lungs. Had Anti…? No. There’s no way, he’s fictional! …Right? You decided to sleep on it, and you sure as hell did, staying in your bed until nearly one in the afternoon. You silently cursed yourself for staying asleep for so long and got up, stretching until you felt somewhat more awake than before.

After a shower and some food, you sat down at your computer and pulled up the most recent video from Jack. You felt the familiar rush of emotions–a combination of adrenaline, butterflies, and fear–as Anti flashed across the screen, and each time you marked the timestamp to gif later. But then it happened again. The screen froze on Anti at the end, the lights flickered and then went out.

1…2…Anti’s coming for you….

The same things that happened the previous night started almost immediately, and a shrill snicker was accompanied by a cold hand on yours. You jumped and froze from fear, your breath starting to come in little tiny puffs that formed into miniature clouds in front of your mouth. The black darkness seemed to swirl in front of your eyes, as if it was a mist instead of only being a result of the power outage.

3…4…Better lock your door….

“Would you like to play a game with me?” Anti hissed. You nodded, almost as if it wasn’t up to you to decide. “Goooooood.” Another chuckle rang out and you stood up, trying to find the demon in the darkness that was churning all around you. Churning as if it was some representation of a tortured past. “Let’s see if you can get out before I kiiiiiill youuuuuuu!”

“Wait, what?!” you exclaimed, an icy dagger of fear plunging itself deep into your heart. “But that’s complete bullsh–” An icy cold finger laid itself on your lips and an invisible force rendered your voice useless, butterflies racing through your stomach as the adrenaline kicked in.

5…6…grab a crucifix….

“Ready….” The fingers trailed down from your lips, following the curve of your cheek before tracing the line of your neck and finally finding a place on your collarbone. “Set….” A frosty blade followed the same path but on the opposite side of your face, resting with the sharp edge poised to slice. A slight pressure was applied to your soft skin and a gasp got caught in your throat as the skin was punctured, and a small cut appeared. The next whisper sent a cool breath over your ear, making chills race through every fiber of your being.


7…8…You better stay awake….

You jumped up as the hand and blade disappeared and rushed to the door…or where you thought the door was. Now, in place of the wooden frames and the shiny knob, there was just a smooth expanse of wall. You followed the curve of the wall with your hands, trying to find where the exit went in a slight panic, when you tripped over something. As you came crashing down, your ankles got entangled and your body got snatched up into a web that seemed as if it was fashioned by darkness instead of fabric. Your arms were hopelessly pinned at your sides and you could hardly move your body at all. A snicker echoed off of the walls and you felt sweat start to drip down the back of your neck, despite the frigid temperature inside of the room.

9…10…I’m back again….

“Well well well, look at this. My dear, it appears that you went the wrong way and got more stuck instead of escaping!” A glowing green eye appeared in front of you, getting steadily closer with each word. “It’s a shame; I actually thought you would be the one to do it.” He sighed, sounding genuinely disappointed and almost sad.

“H-how many people have you killed this way?!” you exclaimed between gasps of air.

“Darling, let’s just say that I haven’t been unsatisfied for a very, very long time.” The eye disappeared and a glitchy chuckle resounded just past your head. A moment later, a wisp of cold breath, accompanied by soft lips brushing over your ear, made you shiver, along with the frigid blade returning to your neck. “Now….”

“S̺͍͉͔͉̞̪Ḁ̸̰̮͝Y̶̪ ̳͇̭͍̥̭͉ͅG̕҉̡̦̲O̤̫͖͎̗͜͞ͅÒ̴̬̠̺̪̥͉̳͉̥͝D̨̺̦̯͙͙͔̯͚͠B̸̬̻̝͉͍̻̀͝Y҉̫̝̖̹̝̠͠E̲̩͟͝ͅ.”

Week 4/9-4/15:  Easter Egg Hunt

It’s already the second month of PoeticStories weekly prompts! For April we are doing the theme Spring. This week the prompt is:  Easter Egg Hunt

For this prompt we have provided an Easter Egg Hunt. Use the hidden sentence in @autumnsunshine10‘s piece below to inspire your writing! 

Let those eggs be found! Let the  *Easter Egg Hunt*  begin!

Please let this inspire your writing in any way. (Some examples include pieces on lies, finding the truth, or secrets) *The prompt is not the whole passage, just the hidden sentence!*

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Imagine:  John has no fucking clue how to bring up the first time they met. Meeting in a glitchy void and then immediately saying the saddest shit ever and disappearing into a bunch of bullshit pixels isn’t the ideal meetcute. Dirk eventually squeezes it out of him and Dirk just looks at John and says “Damn. Uttering one last solemn self lamentation to a stranger in a dark void of chaos, and then being swallowed by an all-consuming glitch in the universe, never to return? Damn. I’m kind of fucking jealous.” John punches him in the arm for being emo.