Lust: Both Noun and Verb

Lust

noun

1 his lust for her: sexual desire, sexual appetite, sexual longing, ardor, desire, passion; libido, sex drive, sexuality, biological urge; lechery, lasciviousness, concupiscence; informal horniness, the hots, randiness.

2 a lust for power: greed, desire, craving, covetousness, eagerness, avidity, cupidity, longing, yearning, hunger, thirst, appetite, hankering. ANTONYMS aversion.

verb

1 he lusted after his employer’s wife: desire, be consumed with desire for, find sexually attractive, crave, covet, ache for, burn for; informal have the hots for, fancy, have a thing about/for, drool over.

2 she lusted after adventure: crave, desire, covet, want, wish for, long for, yearn for, dream of, hanker for, hanker after, hunger for, thirst for, ache for. ANTONYMS dread, avoid.


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Cuddle a Zombie

Cuddle a Zombie

You tell ’em, Norman!

I don’t think anyone wants to cuddle a zombie.

–Norman Reedus

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We Fear Death

Horror, Quote, Alison Gopnik

We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness – better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth.
–Alison Gopnik

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We’re on a Kick!

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Werewolves were far more terrifying than vampires. It is probably the idea of seeing the human within the beast and knowing you can’t reach it. It might as well be a great white shark. There is no sitting down and discussing Proust with it, which the traditional vampire model seems to leave room for.
–Glen Duncan

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More Werewolves

Werewolves are much more common animals than you might think. –Daniel Pinkwater

Werewolves are much more common animals than you might think.
–Daniel Pinkwater

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Ashkenaz Likes Werewolves?

Horror Quote #9

Another werewolf thing. Like most animals, we spent a large part of our lives engaged in the three Fs of basic survival. Feeding, fighting and… reproduction.
― Kelley Armstrong, Stolen

The third F was obviously farting. Feeding, fighting, and farting. Reproducing is for carbon-based life whose  ancestors were amoebas . . . What am I talking about? Well, it’s not me talking (Penny), it’s actually Ashkenaz. The other mortals have had their free-will (which is just a placebo, as you creatures are simply puppets) sucked out of them. I’ve noticed that this tends to happen to you when you’re preoccupied with work. Work is not as delightful as those illusory cats you desperately try to cling to.

Regardless of what I am not trying to say . . . As an overlord (and apparently an imprisoned resident of Jake’s attic–I have no idea how that happened, I swear) it is my infernal duty to pick up the slack of Team Monster.

I hate my non-life.

P.S: Enjoy your cat illusions! 

P.P.S: I really do like werewolves . . . They are . . . Delicious . . . 

(He really, really, wants to be relevant–Penny)

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Adults Are Evil

Adults Are Evil

Adults Are Evil

Let me tell you something about full moons: kids don’t care about full moons. They’ll play in a full moon, no worries at all. They only get scared of magic or werewolves from stupid adults and their stupid adult stories.
–Neil deGrasse Tyson

I happen to take pride in my ability to ruin everything. Cute little puppies? Nope! Those were just . . . puppets . . . Good clowns? No, they’re pure evil. Kittens. Well, cats are actually just elaborate illusions orchestrated by spider people.

Cheers!

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All Kinds of Everything

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All Kinds of Everything

I have a zombie apocalypse kit at my house. I’ve got freeze dried food, I’ve got a real deal medical kit, like, a doctor could perform a surgery with this medical kit. I got all kinds of everything.
–Joel Madden

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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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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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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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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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Mantra Of A Hanged Man

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Mantra Of A Hanged Man

This is the mantra of a man at the gallows. Specifically Shadow, the protagonist of
Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, as he hangs from a very special tree, naked and alone.
In memoriam for his former employer, a god. He starves himself, is bound so that he is entirely immobile and has straight up been told he will not survive this course of action.

Why? Because he drank the mead, he made the promise and Shadow is a person who believes in doing what is right above all else.

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Write Me a Creature, Mr. Piano Man

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Write Me a Creature, Mr. Piano Man

Write me a creature that thinks as well as a man or better than a man, but not like a man.
― John W. Campbell Jr.

(Hey, what is that doing here?) Maybe one that scares mice away, because they make a mess.

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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?

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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The Mysterious, the Ominous–Whatever You Like

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The Mysterious, the Ominous–Whatever You Like

You know, I haven’t done a speculative entry for months now. Partly because I don’t know what to write half the time (which is the charm I suppose). The other part? I don’t always feel like pulling inane drivel from between the air molecules. It’s not as easy as it seems either.

But this quote illustrates an idea I’ve been grasping at for the past year (since the Enigmatic Monster Project began).

Dark nights. Dark in a suggestive way, meaning full of intent. Out of the ordinary. Not just the absence of light . . .

When is darkness more than just the lack of light? (When is a door not a door?)

Huh.

It seems that the more I think about the smaller things, the larger they become. Simple things become ambiguous. And yet the world still turns.

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