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What's this all about?
« on: August 13, 2010, 08:07:36 pm »
This subforum is for the study of horror as it relates to the 21st century, though historical examples are also welcome.  For a definition of horror, see "Fear, Loathing, and Horror".  Please note that this is not a dumping ground for news stories about bad shit happening, unless that bad shit is horror (as defined in the noted thread), rather than fear or loathing.

For example, a story on child soldiers is a loathing thing, and properly belongs in Aneristic Illusions.  On the other hand, a story detailing the fact that the "missing" oil from the BP spill is now UNDER the surface of the beaches affected would probably count as horror.  A story about banking malfeasance doesn't belong here, but a story like the fact that the banks took the bailout money and bought T-bills (thus collecting interest on the loan that WE gave THEM) does. 

We're also not looking for bigfoot articles or UFO theories, unless bigfoot has been DOCUMENTED flying the UFO and torching Los Angeles, and there's a scorched crater to prove it.  General conspiracy theories belong in High Weirdness.

Read the definitions before posting.  Expanding on definitions is desirable, if there's something worth adding, but beyond that, fear and loathing belong elsewhere.  They're easy to find, and would offer only distraction.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 03:35:30 am »
So "horror" would be something that could potentially fuck up a lot of people and will in time, not just something "horrifying" like that woman in Ireland who died from dogsex?
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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 03:37:21 am »
So "horror" would be something that could potentially fuck up a lot of people and will in time, not just something "horrifying" like that woman in Ireland who died from dogsex?

No, "horror" is something - good or bad - that stands outside of the perceived natural order of things.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 03:38:18 am »
So "horror" would be something that could potentially fuck up a lot of people and will in time, not just something "horrifying" like that woman in Ireland who died from dogsex?

Whaaaaaaat? :vom:
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 03:39:07 am »
This is actually probably the most useful sub of the century.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 03:39:57 am »
So "horror" would be something that could potentially fuck up a lot of people and will in time, not just something "horrifying" like that woman in Ireland who died from dogsex?

Whaaaaaaat? :vom:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/08/woman-dies-allergic-sex-with-dog_n_893509.html
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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2012, 03:41:26 am »
So "horror" would be something that could potentially fuck up a lot of people and will in time, not just something "horrifying" like that woman in Ireland who died from dogsex?

Whaaaaaaat? :vom:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/08/woman-dies-allergic-sex-with-dog_n_893509.html

See, for MOST people, this would indeed be horror.

But I live in Tucson, so it's more of a loathing thing.  We have hardcore perverts here.
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2012, 04:00:02 am »
 :horrormirth:

On the upside, I still have a couple of delicate sensibilities left!
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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 04:10:18 am »
Oh, humanity. Sigh.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: What's this all about?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 04:15:54 pm »
Oh, humanity. Sigh.

It's like I was born just outside of a sideshow, with a ticket in my hand.   :lulz:
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, shattered underpance lies,
With blown elastic, and exploded back,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Doktor Howl, Spag of Spags:
Look on my ass, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.