the tortured soul

There is a certain booth in a certain Denny’s haunted by the ghost of Andy Jones. His tortured soul remains barred from the afterlife lest he settle his unfinished business, an unfinished glass of Fanta. At certain times of night you can hear him. “sip”…”sip”…”sip”. But like Sisyphus and his boulder, every time Andy’s Fanta nears the bottom of the glass, a server comes by to top him off. Always tending to the refills. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. Trapping him forever in this ether between the realms of the living and the dead.

Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, they end up hurting themselves in the long run. They don’t want to hurt other people. It is against their very nature. They want to make amends and undo the wrong they did. Their life is a wave of highs and lows. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing, and the ones that often become activists for the broken hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.
—  Shannon L. Alder
Horror Anime

In light of it being October, and Halloween time, I figured it’d be cool to make a list of horror (gruesome/scary) anime that you should watch/rewatch during October…

Another

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Deadman Wonderland

Elfen Lied

Gantz

Gyo (this is more of a parody movie, but it’s still hella gross)

Hell Girl

Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

Ichi The Killer: Episode 0

Kiseijuu

Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne

Perfect Blue

Shiki (my personal favorite)

Tokkou

Tokyo Ghoul

Umineko no Naku Koro Ni

Behind the Scenes of SEVENTEEN’s Boom Boom MV

Pledis: Okay you guys it is FINALLY time! We are going to release a dark concept!

Jun: Thank God

Joshua: *quietly* noo

Vernon: *high fives S.Coups*

Hoshi: Wait…Why????

Pledis: Um maybe because you have only done cute concepts since debut, and Carats are ready to see you be mysterious, dangerous, bad and show yourselves as tortured souls.

Minghao: *looks up with puppy eyes* I thought we already were tough?

Seungkwan: *pulls out nail file and begins filing nails* Yeah our manly image exudes in every performance we give!

Jeonghan: *rolls eyes*

Pledis: Whatever. Look I want you to come strong with the action and charisma. We need mega sex appeal!

Dino: Pretty sure I’m not legal

Hoshi: Pretty sure nobody cares, SO! I have a great idea for the outfits!

Woozi:*under breath* of course you do

Pledis: Tell me

Hoshi: How about we wear these really cool jackets and we ta–

Pledis: TAKE THEM OFF AND SHOW BARE SKIN! GREAT IDEA! Usually that’s something Starship would do, but it’s not like that’s helped them one bit so we can do that most definitely!

Hoshi: I was going to say that when we take them off we reveal a track suit underneath!

Joshua: *raises hand* I second this idea.

S.Coups: Wow that is sexy! And how about we have a lot of spy and espionage type things, maybe even sho–

Pledis: SHOW YOU GUYS KILLING OR BEING KILLED IN LIKE A SUPER TRAGIC WAY! THAT IS GENIUS!

S.Coups: No…I was going to say we can show a bunch of maps and kind of stand out on in a soccer field or something.

Seungkwan: And I can even have a restless sleep with a ship in a bottle behind me!

Pledis:

Vernon: Wow, This dark concept sounds awesome. Move over BAP. We’re about to be the top dogs of darkness!

Wonwoo: I want to dye my hair blonde, I want to really show the bad boy look

Mingyu: And we did get the okay to dye my hair out of this ridiculous orange color right? It’s bad enough having one video with this color I DEF don’t want two.

Pledis: DO ANY OF YOU BOYS EVEN KNOW THE MEANING OF DARK CONCEPT???? NONE OF THE THINGS YOU SUGGESTED ARE EVEN DARK!!!!

S.Coups: Oh so you want us to suggest something dark to you?

Pledis: YES!!!

S.Coups: *gestures to Jeonghan*

Jeonghan: *flicks his hair back and walks over to Pledis*

Jeonghan: *puts hand on Pledis shoulder*

Jeonghan: *leans in and whispers* If you don’t let us do whatever the CENSORED we want to CENSORED do then we’ll leave you and your CENSORED company in the dust so fast you’ll be kissing Nu’est butts with chapstick to try and hit it big again. Got it?

Pledis: Wha-wha-what??

S.Coups: *yells* DID YOU GET THE FREAKING PICTURE?!!

Pledis: *jumps* Y-yes Sir…I mean Sirs!

S.Coups: Good, now go. And don’t come back unless you have our paychecks and a–

Dino: bag of skittles!

S.Coups: *rolls eyes* Bag of skittles in your hands!

Pledis: *turns and leaves*

Joshua: So….when did we get so bold exactly?

Hoshi: when we realized our record sales were the only thing that was keeping the lights on.

Woozi: Finally.

Joshua: I’ll admit, it does feel a little good.

Jeonghan: *stands back up* I’ll be back. I want to go scream at him again and see if he’ll cry this time.

S.Coups: Have fun!

Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, they end up hurting themselves in the long run. They don’t want to hurt other people. It is against their very nature. They want to make amends and undo the wrong they did. Their life is a wave of highs and lows. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing, and the ones that often become activists for the broken hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.
—  Shannon L. Alder
5

I’ve been picking at this comic for over a month now, scratching away at it when feeling absolutely blocked as a means of therapy.

It’s like a year since this game came out, but I absolutely adore Bloodborne and I can’t get enough of the lore and story. I’ve never seen such an eloquent explanation for a player character’s constant death and rebirth. The Hunter’s tortured soul, unable to die, cursed to seek the thrills of the Hunt. There are so many little stories like this one, tucked away in the game and item descriptions if you want to find them, but not forced upon you if you don’t. 

Hieronymus Bosch, Hell. This is the whole vertical panel (one of four of Paradise and Hell), of one of Bosch’s exceptional luminous scenes. Fire may have had a special intensity for Bosch due to a catastrophic fire in his town of ‘s-Hertogenbosch that set thousands of homes ablaze, which Bosch likely witnessed at the young age of thirteen. One can compare the darkness lit up by fire in this panel to the burning city in the right panel of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. Here he achieved this using a wet-on-wet technique to paint the light of the fire over a layer of black, illuminating the tortured souls below.

types of artist boys

1. “my tortured soul means i need to devote my emotional capacity to my mediocre art. will u pose nude for me tho”

2. “i have a garage band and i’ve been singing abt my ex girlfriend and alcohol for the past five years come see my show”

3. “smoke weed with me. also check out this abstract photography i made by leaving my exposure on for too long”

4. “date me long enough for me to overanalyze your small flaws and inflate them into bad confessional poetry. then i’ll need to dump u bc i might’ve fucked ur best friend. it’s for poetry tho”

This is kind of an unpopular opinion but really.

There’s nothing wrong with Killing Stalking.

Let me elaborate. There’s nothing exceptionally wrong about Killing Stalking on a fictional level. Yeah, it’s fucked up, but you know what else is fucked up? Corpse Party Tortured Souls. Sometimes there’s some touchy things in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure like what appears to be cannibalism and other things. Let’s be honest with ourselves. There are other things that are pretty messed up but the only reason as to why there’s a lot of negativity about KS is because the relationship is homosexual. That and some yuri on ice fans are clinging to it like it’s Victuuri 2.0. And some people are even getting all salty like “oh you guys wanted gay representation here it is” (tbh people who say that are big meanies and are probably trolls)

Killing Stalking is a psychological horror. It’s horrifiying. It’s not meant to be a healthy relationship and it never will be. It’s not real and it’s definitely not the worst thing in the world.

I’m just so tired of all the arguments that try to demonize it like it’s the worst thing since coleslaw. It’s basically like if you watched an episode criminal minds but only from the criminal’s side.

Why is it that Sebastian Stan looks like he could be any number of humanoid supernatural creatures?

Reveals he’s actually some sort of vampire:  Yeah, I think we’ve all had our suspicions there at one point or another.

Every full moon he turns into a werewolf:  At the risk of sounding like a furry, but I best he’s probably a pretty damn hot werewolf and works the whole tortured soul thing.

A mermaid magically able to walk on dry land until he hits the waters he was born in (So, like, Romania):  Not surprised.  He is an ethereal being when bone-dry, wet can only intensify that.

A wizard/warlock:  Uh, pretty sure we all know he’s a magical kinda guy.

Literal angel from heaven:  We’ve been saying that for years!