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The Hallowe'en 2020 Scary Thread

Started by Cassia, September 14, 2020, 10:13:55 PM

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aitm

A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

drunkenshoe

Sorry. I have no sources, just tried to find some old photos. At least the last one is of a bit of something.





"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Mike Cl

Quote from: Mr.Obvious on September 21, 2020, 01:41:58 PM
Without it, what's the point?

I can' t say what the point is, but I can say what motivator is left. The true gritt stemming from raw determination, seethe from discontent and pure hatred. A desire to fight, despite the odds, not under the impression that a change in the world is likely, or even possible, but from the knowledge That it is necessary and a bare refusal to accept the status quo.
Hope will cloud you, soften you; channel and hone your brass, unfiltered rage.
A cornered animal might not get free. Giving it hope won't either. But by fuck's sake, can it be dangerous. And by fuck can it wound.

Anyways, I will admit to being drunk, when I posted last and this post. Sorry if it don't make sense.
I hear you!  Seething hatred is a strong force, without doubt!  Maybe we are stumbling over symantics.  For me, hope even underlines hatred.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?<br />Then he is not omnipotent,<br />Is he able but not willing?<br />Then whence cometh evil?<br />Is he neither able or willing?<br />Then why call him god?

Baruch

Quote from: PickelledEggs on September 21, 2020, 01:48:55 PM
Dude. I hate Baruch.

You artistic guys, I love you too, but not like I "love" Munch.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Baruch

#49
Quote from: Mike Cl on September 21, 2020, 12:40:04 PM
,'The Great Experiment' is an illusion, as is the saying 'Our Democracy is not always good, but it beats any other form of govt!'--or some such shit.  But hope is what keeps fires within burning and allows us to fight to move forward.  Without it, what's the point??  I use it to allow me to move forward.

Youth is full of illusions.  We have outlived ours.  Dischordianism is my solace.  Hatred is yours?  I feel sorry for your so called contentment, seems very Hellish to me.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Cassia

Quote from: drunkenshoe on September 21, 2020, 02:29:24 PM
Sorry. I have no sources, just tried to find some old photos. At least the last one is of a bit of something.







There is something unnerving about old photos like that. Perhaps the very in-focus man in that first photo is dead. A 'memento mori' for the family. I found a book full of odd photos like that in a 2nd hand shop. The Victorians were very found of posing their deceased children for morbid pictures. Since the exposure time back then was so long the dead were often seen more sharply than the slightly-blurred living, because the dead usually stay very still.





Cassia

My brother loved Christmas, but I always found it to be kinda strange and spooky. Jesus of Nazareth (who was born in Bethlehem) did supposedly trigger a massacre of babies. And then there was this guy who...
...sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

When Tim Burton came out with the Nightmare Christmas movie, I remember thinking, "yeah well that makes sense"


drunkenshoe

"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

drunkenshoe

#53
When shall we meet again?!*

*I have been watching  Wyrd Sisters...

PS If you get into any book/movie discussion...One of the best few  rare examples to give against the obvious. Holy crap...I've forgotten. What a masterpiece.

https://www6.kisscartoon.love/wyrd-sisters-1997/#mv-info
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Hydra009

#54
Quote from: Cassia on September 21, 2020, 10:34:34 PMThe Victorians were very found of posing their deceased children for morbid pictures.
Yes, that's why the main room is now called the "living room" as part of the phasing out of such practices.  It made sense for the Victorians, though.  Photography was new and expensive, so post-mortem photos would have to suffice for remembering a dead relative.

The Victorian era was also a time in which people were much more likely to die at home.  Nowadays, people are rushed to a hospital and returned in one of two states.  Death is more concealed and hush-hush than it was in the past.  It may strike us as needlessly morbid, but it made sense in the context of their era and circumstances.

aitm

I don’t consider it morbid at all. They finally had an opportunity, unavailable to previous humans, sans the money for a portrait painter which they could not afford, to have a lasting image of their loved one. If camera’s didn’t exist until today, we would all do the same thing.
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Baruch

Quote from: aitm on September 26, 2020, 05:34:40 PM
I don’t consider it morbid at all. They finally had an opportunity, unavailable to previous humans, sans the money for a portrait painter which they could not afford, to have a lasting image of their loved one. If camera’s didn’t exist until today, we would all do the same thing.

My great-grand father lay in state in the foyer in his open casket for the extended family and friends to pay their respects.  My father did the same, but at a funeral home.  We celebrated a family meal at home (wake) after my father's death, but a catered meal (wake) at the funeral home after my mother's death.  The old Irish custom was so the relatives could consume the sins of the deceased to lessen their time in Purgatory.  At least, unlike South Italy or South Greece, we don't still practice scheduled exemption and reburial of the bones, which was why ancients used limestone sarcophagi.  My in-laws were both buried in the ground after pickling.  My parents were both cremated like the Greco-Roman heroes they were ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

drunkenshoe

I think it seems creepy because of the low quality black and white (pics get damaged and people always see things in it that is not there) and that the tradition of photographing the dead back then.

The concept of ime is so powerful, perhaps it nudges back to the absolute fear in us. Death. Everyone in those pics are dead. 
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari


Baruch

Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.