I don't like scary things. I HATE being scared.
And I'm not talking about being terrified like I was earlier this week. I can't watch scary movies. I am the most pathetic person you would ever take to watch those sorts of things. I would be covering my eyes, screaming at scary bits, jumping and yelping at bits which are meant to startle you - in fact, me being scared and screaming is more startling than the movies themselves, I've been told. So I avoid them like the plague.
So it seems odd in the last 2 days people are playing some kind of trick on me. There are things everywhere scaring me.
I decided to visit Tish Tosh Tesh, because I hear lots of good things about that blog, and I never get around to going there. And the post I end up reading is called Naught to Fear but Horror Itself, which is about - you guessed it - horror movies. And Tesh asked this:
What would a horror film look like if there were no gore, no monsters, and most importantly, no death?Well I pondered that a lot. But horror movies focus a lot on what humans fear - we fear death, isolation, blood, pain, monsters... so how do you make a horror movie beyond that? I would have to think we'd be going into the deep dark ugly depths of the human psyche at its worst to see horror I guess. What humans would or could do when push came to shove. Eating your dog (See, I can see Ancient cringing right there!) because you're starving and your dog wants to eat you so it's who kills first, or having to make the choice to kill your mother or your father to save the planet, or something equally ridiculous like that.
Anyway, that made me start thinking about horror movies and I had difficulty sleeping last night because of that.
Today, I decided to visit my friend Ancient and this picture was on her latest post...
No, I can't post it. I can't have scary things like that on my blog. You can click here and look at it. Anyway, I wasn't expecting that, and yes, I know people will say that it's not even that bad, but for someone of poor constitution like myself, I was startled. My head hurts now because of the consequence of being startled, but thank goodness it was the back of my head not the front. The occipital lobe at the back of my head controls vision, so maybe I'll just go blind and not see scary pictures anymore. If I hit the front of my head, which is the frontal lobe (oddly enough, heh), that's where all my self control and inhibitions (and some personality) so I might have ended up a different person who could have happily watched horror movies. Anyway, I'm wandering... I'll blame hitting my head.
So then I thought I might go read about some silly thing, like her latest guild antics or something, and visited Matty, and her latest post was talking about creepy undead zombie things with sound effects and imagery...
...worms feasted on him cut cut cut humping death the smell sweet gassed corpse flowers blooming shovel blades cut cut cut...It's night time now, and I've turned all the lights on, and I'm trying NOT to imagine zombies outside staring at me through my window, because I can't close my blinds, and nobody had better sneak up behind me and talk to me because I swear to God I will scream.
Thanks a LOT everyone. /grumble I see another sleepless night coming on. I guess I should be glad I'm not Home Alone.