weird clowns

at a cafe:
  • kankuro: okay uh- so it's good to see you i guess. i brought the calc homework and-
  • sasuke: shut up i don't care about that
  • kankuro: i'm literally here because you said you needed this homework or you'll flunk this semester
  • sasuke: [looking around the cafe barely listening] i already took a pic of it it's all good- fuck there it is! HAHA KANKER THAT'S SOOOO CUTE OF YOU
  • kankuro: um i don't really-
  • sasuke: TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR WEIRD CLOWN PUPPETS
  • kankuro: is that gaara over there
  • sasuke: [sliding his chair closer to kankuro] yes now say something sexy about your freak interests
  • kankuro: i am uncomfortable right now currently
  • sasuke: [whispers into his ear] i bet it'll make naruto jealous
  • kankuro: SO PUPPETEERING IS ACTUALLY THE MOST EROTIC HOBBY IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT

@milich96 @zennyzach i thought to draw Blep with Bebe and Cornelia’s little cute bab

The original The Sims game was inherently dark and kind of creepy.

Is it just me?

When I first bought the game back in 2001, I remember it being addictive, awesome, groundbreaking for its time and wonderfully odd. When compared to the later, sweeter installments, and even its many expansion packs, it feels cold and well…kind of creepy in comparison.

The original How to Play instruction manual for The Sims, which I remember vividly but could never find in my house, was snarky and full of witty commentary. Later on the manual was more straightforward, but still retained some of the self-referential humor that is inherent in the gameplay and is, I think, part of what makes the game kind of unnerving.

(To this day, I wish I could find that damn original manual!)

Just looking at that main screen with that one neighborhood you’re forever attached to as the jaunty background music plays in the ever-sunny world, even that kind of weirds me out. 

Maybe it’s the uncanny valley-ness of the dated graphics, maybe it’s remembering the way the kids never aged, how the adults remained awkward and odd and never got any older, and how if the children failed school, they were just sent off to some horrific place only known as “boot camp”…forever. Yes, remember? They NEVER came back.

And when those burglars came stalking in the night and the Buy and Build modes just shut off as that scary, urgent music played and you were left helpless and asleep…

And when the fires started out of nowhere while your Sims made that same plate of salad-looking food and you forgot to install a smoke alarm and you were forced to watch them hopelessly burn to death and run around screaming for their lives…

And in the first expansion pack, Livin’ Large, when that awful Tragic Clown appeared and made it impossible for your Sim to rest or eat until they fell ill and eventually just died unless you put that eerie clown portrait in front of the fireplace…if you even figured that out…

Sure, things got more mellow and felt less odd with later expansion packs, especially when you were given the ability to visit shopping areas like Old Town and other places outside of the claustrophobic little classic neighborhood.

And OK, I’m not saying The Sims is a scary game or even that it freaked me out as a child, but I will always look back on the original as being, well…kinda creepy.

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I’ve traveled to a lot of unique places around the Southwest, and I’ve seen plenty of strange things. But believe me when I say that nothing I’ve encountered so far has made me quite so uncomfortable as this creepy hotel in the tiny town of Tonopah, Nevada, 200 miles from Las Vegas.

What a profound mystery. Is it owned and operated by clowns? Is it open only to clowns and clown truckers driving very tiny trailers? What’s the rate for 16 clowns in one room? Why is it located directly next to a graveyard?

After a series of a variously depicted clown, spottings increased this year, however for a little while the clown mania has calmed or so we thought. In Maine, a 31-year-old man was arrested wearing a clown mask while wearing a machete that was duck taped to his amputated arm.

Now someone would suspect Stephen King’s revamped thriller “IT” would be the reason behind this, especially since King is from and lives in Maine. Yet, as a State Trooper questioned the man who was intoxicated replied with “I was just clowning around and wanted to copy the recent clown sightings.”

Things that get underestimated too often

- Eddie and Stan’s strength

-Mike Hanlon in general

-Beverly being a bad-ass

-Richie’s value of friendship

Ok, so, the gang’s enjoying Chinese New Year, and checking out a curio shop.

The owner presents them with “a golden mask,” 

asking if anyone wants it. There’s no mention of price.

Fred makes a weird comment about “clown faces being more his vein,” but Daphne says she’ll take it.

Again, absolutely no asking about the cost.

The gang immediately starts talking about how they should get something to eat, and… leaves without another word? And no transaction seems to take place?

…hold up, and no one’s holding the mask when they walk out! 

Did Daphne think again, and decide not to purchase the random trinket of unknown value, age, and price–

…but she has it in the next scene, all wrapped up in brown paper and string? She’s a sorcerer!

Maybe we don’t want to know how the gang had it hidden while exiting the shop.