Unafraid

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Unafraid

I’m not afraid of werewolves or vampires or haunted hotels, I’m afraid of what real human beings to do other real human beings.
–Walter Jon Williams

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Access to What?

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Access to What?

I certainly believe that what we perceive as humans is just the tip of the iceberg. I don’t necessarily believe in vampires or werewolves or that kind of thing, but I believe there is definitely a realm we don’t necessarily have access to.
–Alan Ball

The horror quote of the week comes a day late; a migraine came to visit me Tuesday, and decided to stay until Wednesday afternoon-ish. Not pleasant, not one bit . . .

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Believe in Things

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Believe in Things

I want you to believe…to believe in things that you cannot.
–Bram Stoker, Dracula

Sometimes you’re better off not knowing. That’s my counter-argument for the day, besides the fact that Dracula is a good book, and so is The Historian.

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Unfunny Zombies

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Unfunny Zombies

A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.
–George A. Romero

Business Man Zombie. If there was a zombie that was not fun, it was that one. My favourite zombie movie is still Shaun of the Dead. Actually, I’m not really a fan of zombie flicks unless they’re comedies–the whole idea of a zombie is a bit depressing. Maybe I haven’t seen a decent zombie flick yet?

But that Business Man Zombie . . .

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The Outside World

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 The Outside World

The world outside had its own rules, and those rules were not human.

― Michel Houellebecq, The Elementary Particles

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A Very Different Matter

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A Very Different Matter

Night was a very different matter. It was dense, thicker than the very walls, and it was empty, so black, so immense that within it you could brush against appalling things and feel roaming and prowling around a strange, mysterious horror.

― Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One

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If Not Dead . . .

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If Not Dead . . .

Swear to me swear to me that if it isn’t dead you’ll all come back.
― Stephen King, It

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Dead and Dreaming

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Dead and Dreaming

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

I hope I’m not the only one who’s asked this question: how does one go about being dead and dreaming at the same time? Every time I’ve read this quote, or have read of Cthulhu being referred to as dead, I’ve questioned this. Every time.

And in all seriousness: how does one go about being dead and dreaming at the same time?

It must be a trick question.

P.S: I just thought of something hilarious: the equivalent of me trying to read that Old One gobbledegook would be someone farting. Oh, my poor sanity . . .

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Like Drinking Hot Chocolate?

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Like Drinking Hot Chocolate?

Blood is really warm,
it’s like drinking hot chocolate
but with more screaming.
― Ryan Mecum, Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your…Brains

I’m not sure if I can agree with that logic . . . Vampire logic. Gross. Everybody knows that vampires don’t sparkle. They’re just gross. They’re devious, like Carmilla, crafty like Dracula. But, they do live off of blood. They’ll also count a bag of rice if you spill it.

Psyche?

Also, isn’t this hot chocolate really sugary chemical powder mixed with water? Why can’t you just melt real chocolate and drink it in its liquid state? –Ashkenaz. He’s learning our ways. We are doomed.

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The Horrors of Life

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The Horrors of Life

There are horrors beyond life’s edge that we do not suspect, and once in a while man’s evil prying calls them just within our range.
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Thing on the Doorstep

The quote of the week is back for the new year! Enjoy the horror!

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Nemesis

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Nemesis

I have seen the dark universe yawning
Where the black planets roll without aim,
Where they roll in their horror unheeded,
Without knowledge, or lustre, or name.
― H.P. Lovecraft, Nemesis

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That at Which

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We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.
― H.P Lovecraft

That At Which

Often, you find yourself wondering. Don’t deny it. Everybody’s doing it, some more rationally than others, if rationality exist. If anything really exists. Maybe we are just a dream waiting to end? Do the people in our dreams have their own lives, independent from our own subconscious? If that is the case, then I suppose we could too, if we were all a dream.

Let’s not wait till midnight to find out.

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Save Me From The Things In My Head!

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Save Me From The Things In My Head!

It’s not the tales of Stephen King that I’ve read, I need protection from the things in my head . . .

–Jimmy Buffet

The bane of the creative thinker (or just the thinker): thinking.

Who said don’t blink? WHO said that!?! Forget that, stop thinking! The more you overthink something the worse it becomes! We are our own worse enemies!

OH THE HORROR!

(Think and they’ll hear you!)

Is it just me, or has anyone else wondered if there’s someone in the world who can hear your thoughts? Really now, how many of you say to yourselves: wow, I think too loud! Can brain waves translate to sound waves on the quantum level?

(ARGHHHH!)

((There’s a punctuation error in the quote! Brain cells exploding!))

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logo_2014design_2Theo approves of this message, but only because it’s crazy. Just don’t think about it, he says.
Ashkenaz has nothing to add on this matter.
Who’s Ashkenaz?

I Have a Heart

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I Have a Heart

I like to tell people I have the heart of a small boy, then I tell them it’s in a jar on my desk.
― Robert Bloch

We seem to recall Stephen King saying the same thing. Or something of the like.

(This one came from Goodreads. Horror quotes seem to be sorely lacking.)

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It Only Tempts the Strong

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It Only Tempts the Strong

The charm of horror only tempts the strong.
― Jean Lorrain

And clever as it is–like a pack of wolves–it takes out the weakest links first. Why bother with the stronger members when there are only a few of them? Cull the masses, and save the best for last.

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By the Smallest Force

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By the Smallest Force

Reality is shaped by the forces that destroy it.
― D. Harlan Wilson, The Kyoto Man

(We apologize for the irregularity of posts lately. We’re doing our best to stay on top of everything, while working full/part-time jobs, and just living in general. We’ve been watching Attack on Titan lately, and that’s probably why we’ve titled this post By the Smallest Force. Enjoy your quote of the week!)

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All True Cosmic Horror

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All True Cosmic Horror

The basis of all true cosmic horror is violation of the order of nature, and the profoundest violations are always the least concrete and describable.
― H.P. Lovecraft, Selected Letters III: 1929-1931

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Which One Is It?

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Which One Is It?

Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake?
― Justin Alcala

Take your pick, fortunately there are only two options.

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At Long Last is My Darkness

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At Long Last is My Darkness

Here then at long last is my darkness. No cry of light, no glimmer, not even the faintest shard of hope to break free across the hold.
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

(What next?)

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The Removal of Masks

The Removal of Masks

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Horror is the removal of masks.

–Robert Bloch

What will you find beneath the mask?

(We’ll leave that one to you. For now.)

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I Love What Devours Them

I Love What Devours Them

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I do not love men: I love what devours them.
― André Gide

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Love and Rage

Love and Rage

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I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.

― Mary Shelley

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Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle

Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle

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Vampires, real vampires, didn’t nibble on the necks of nubile young virgins. They tore people to pieces and sucked the blood out of the chunks.

― David Wellington

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