this turned out creepier than i expected

Halloween 2017 #12: It Followed Me Home From The Haunted Farm

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Today, my friends and I started celebrating the Halloween season by going to a haunted farm off in the outskirts of town. I use the term “haunted” loosely, because this place is really just a scaled-down theme park that’s been in the region for over twenty years. I don’t scare easily, so I wasn’t expecting much from the visit aside from a bit of light-hearted fun with friends. 

Who would have thought after an evening of cheap jump scares and screaming mostly to be polite, I’d find myself sitting in my bed, genuinely shaking in fear? I certainly didn’t, yet here I am, all because something followed me home. Whenever a car drives down the street, I can catch glimpses of it slowly crawling down my neighbor’s house and towards mine, as though toying with me. It all happened because of that damn farm.

We arrived at the farm late in the afternoon. It was nice out: not too hot, not too cold. The farm was neat, though it wasn’t overly spooky-looking in the light of day. They’d built a few old Wild-West-style houses they’d decorated with pumpkins and giant spiders, had a few “creepy” mascots walking around, and sprinkled demonic baby dolls where they saw fit. In the daytime, this place was a playground for kids. I saw more bouncy houses and face-painting stations than scary attractions, but I expected things would change once the sun went down. My friends and I headed out to do the corn mazes while they were still open, and then headed to the food trucks for supper.

By the time we were done eating, it was finally dark out, and the toddlers had sprouted into teenagers. As expected, the park looked a lot creepier at night. They’d turned on their fog machines and colored lights to give the place a surreal atmosphere. The mascots had changed their make-up from sort-of-menacing-but-still-friendly to sort-of-demonic, with a few vampires and masked witches thrown in for good measure.

It was fine. Not all that scary, though.

I’m not trying to make myself out to be some unshakable badass or anything, but I honestly don’t scare all that easily. I’m not really susceptible to things I know aren’t real. Creepy music and plastic hatchets just don’t work on me. You could blame my time hanging around NoSleep for the desensitization, but the truth is, I’ve always been pretty numb to horror. I’m more afraid of practical things, like being stuck in line for a haunted hayride for half an hour with a bunch of rowdy 13-year-old kids screaming profanities to try and out-shock one another, splinters, and disgusting porta-potties, the first and last of which I experienced at the farm. Ugh.

My friends and I walked around and tried out the different attractions. We did the aforementioned hayride, the witches’ coven, and the demonic funhouse, which was fun for all the wrong reasons. See, the funhouse was pretty tame, all things considered. You walk your way through the world’s most straight-forward maze, and from time to time, a creepy clown appears out of nowhere and kind of shuffles behind you and follows for a bit. 

I can see how that might be a bit unsettling to kids, but like, these clowns were all actors and they weren’t allowed to actually touch anyone, so there really wasn’t anything to be scared of. That didn’t stop this one chick from breaking down outside the attraction. This 20-something gal totally lost it. She was sobbing in her boyfriend’s arms, and I couldn’t help but laugh as we walked past her. Sorry, but if you can’t handle a clown standing next to you for half a second, mayyyyybe you shouldn’t be going into a demonic funhouse. Just sayin’. Check ‘yoself before you emotionally wreck ‘yoself.

It was getting late, and we still had one major attraction to go to. According to our map, it was the scariest of them all. Four chainsaws out of four. Having heard screams of abject terror coming from that side of the park, I was really looking forward to seeing what all the fuss was about. Along the way, my friend pointed out a cemetery with a half-opened gate and not a soul in line to go in. There had been a 30-minute wait for all the other attractions, but this one was as still as the grave (pun intended).

“Should we go in?” she asked.

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What Ichigo’s opponents thought of him initially, vs. what they think of him now

As requested by anon. :)

So, Ichigo’s opponents, what were your first impressions of the orange-haired wonder? And what do you think of him now?

1. Ulquiorra

Ulquiorra: When I first saw him, I thought he was trash.

Ulquiorra: In the end, I thought he was trash.

Ulquiorra: …that could unfortunately kill me.

2. Ikkaku

Ikkaku: When I saw him the first time, I just didn’t think he’d be much of a challenge! Turns out I was wrong!

Ikkaku: And now I think of him as a true Squad 11 guy in the making!

3. Kenpachi

Kenpachi: Uh….I guess I wasn’t too impressed, since he almost immediately started running when he saw me. I thought, “Dang. This guy is weak after all.”

Kenpachi: Turns out there isn’t anything weak about Ichigo!

Kenpachi: Except maybe his hair.

Ichigo: What’s wrong with my hair??

Kenpachi: Needs more bells.

4. Jidanbo

Jidanbo: I thought he was a rude guy who would die by my axes!

Jidanbo: But he turns out to be a sensitive soul, always in tune to the feelings of others!

Jidanbo: So sensitive!

Hitsugaya: …do we know the same guy?

5. Renji

Renji: Look, when I first met Ichigo, I wasn’t even reacting to the guy himself, not really.

Renji: I just saw him as the cause of all of Rukia’s problems and so I hated him.

Renji: Now I know better, so I think of him as a friend, of course!

6. Ginjo

Ginjo: My first impression of Ichigo was everything I expected, based on my research! He was a tough punk…but one who was cool with helping strangers.

Ginjo: My final impression was mostly, “Oh shit he’s killing me.”

7. Grimmjow

Grimmjow: I thought he was weak! 

Grimmjow: But I guess he’s not….weak. Except on the inside. Where his “fight Grimmjow” senses live. Those senses are still weak as hell.

8. Yhwach

Yhwach: I thought of him initially as my smol Quincy child.

Yhwach: I am pretty much still okay with that opinion.

9. Byakuya

Byakuya: My first impression of Kurosaki Ichigo was of a cocky human teenager who was not as good as he thought he was. 

Byakuya: No longer.

Byakuya: I now believe that Kurosaki Ichigo is a cocky teenager who is - somehow - even better than he knows.

10. Candice

Candice: I thought of him as a prize that was mine to win!!!

Candice: Now any time I try to think about the guy I mostly find myself thinking, “Wow….Bazz-B is such an asshole.”

11. Dordoni

Dordoni: I knew the niño was strong.

Dordoni: But I didn’t realize he’d be kind! Kind enough to show me his bankai!

12. Gin

Gin: When I first met Kurosaki Ichigo? That was so long ago!

Gin: Guess I thought he was a little soft-hearted, standing there with his opponent Jidanbo whom he’d apparently befriended already…

Gin: But it turns out that Kurosaki is much creepier than you’d expect!

Gin: So creepy.

13. Aizen

Aizen: My first “impression” of Kurosaki Ichigo was the original impression, when I imagined him coming into being.

Aizen: I helped set up his parents, you know.

Aizen: I was the only one who knew what he was capable of.

Aizen: And he fulfilled all of my expectations and he did not surprise me at all.

Shinji: So you’re going with the “you want to be in that bondage chair” line, huh?


Oh dear, this turned out a bit creepier than expected… 

I was drowning in Underline Gaster feels after the latest update and tried to do some angsty artwork to go with, but uh… this happened instead… whoops.

Thank you @underlineau @ifellforundertale @sureisdusty for this amazing comic!