Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Apocalypse, Science, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Another Friday has come to share a new video! So what if the planet suddenly stopped spinning?  The results aren’t pretty.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2: The Horror Continues

Posted in Animals, Children, Haunted, Videogames with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by Stephanie Selby
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Out with the old, in with the new!

So you probably have already heard that a new Five Nights at Freddy’s game was released last Tuesday. I’m sure the internet has gone insane for it over the week. As for me, I was so happy to hear that this game was getting a sequel, especially so soon after the original. To tell you the truth, I was really surprised that the full version came out just after the release of the demo.

I’ve also written about the first game. You can read that post here.

In this particular installment many things are changing for Freddy and friends. It’s a new and improved Freddy’s Fazbear’s Pizza! A bigger location, and brand new robots to entertain children and adults alike. The future seems bright for the pizzeria and all who attend there.

However, we all know there is more to this family restaurant than meets the eye. Again, you take the role of a new night guard at the location and must protect yourself from the murderous tendencies of familiar foes and their new cohorts. Some new additions include a murderous puppet at the prize corner and a balloon boy that gets in the way.

Those interested in FNAF lore will be pleased to hear that the game expands on the tale, though not in the way one would expect. I’m not going to spoil it here for the uninitiated, but I plan on discussing it more in a different post. I will say these developments are both intriguing and imaginative. I really have to hand it to the developer!

You may be wondering about my own experience playing the game. I wish I could share more about that but sadly I cannot yet. Don’t worry! I did get the first game a while ago. I’ve just been busy with my new job and haven’t had the chance to finish it, but I will! I definitely plan on getting the second one as well. Perhaps I’ll take my experiences from both games and write about them here.

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 is available on Steam. I know I’m getting it, how about you?

Have a great week guys, and remember to stay scared!

 

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Creepypasta, History, Short Stories, Supernatural with tags , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Sorry about the lack of posts this week. I’ve been running behind on my NaNoWriMo work and have been trying to catch up, and failing! But it’s okay you guys can listen to a really great story, and I’ll write like hell over the weekend. Make sure you have a good one too!

 

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Animation, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , on November 7, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Another week is coming to an end and we all know that sharing is caring, so here’s another video for you all to enjoy. It’s about the glorious development of man. Have a great weekend!

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared 3: Love Stinks

Posted in Children, Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

It’s finally here! I’m so glad to see the DHMIS puppets continuing their adventures, even if this newest installment is the least creepy so far. The subject of this episode is love, so lets get down to the nitty-gritty and analyze this video!

So it all begins with our little trio sitting down to a picnic of raw chicken. Gross. We’re also shown a missing person’s poster with all three on there, and they’ve been missing for a few months. This is rather ominous and likely hints to an overarching plot in the next few episodes, but doesn’t have much bearing on the current episode.

Swatting a pesky butterfly upsets the yellow guy, and he runs off to be alone. From there he goes on a journey to learn a lesson about love. Whether he learns anything useful is left to question.

I’ve heard a lot of people interpret this episode as a critique of mainstream religion and its stance on homosexuality. This it true to a point. In my opinion the denizens of this realm are exhibiting societal expectations of love rather than purely religious ones. Religion does play a role, but it’s not the only thing that lies behind the ideas presented in this video.

The butterfly’s lesson of love begins on a positive note, that even though there’s a lot of horrible things in the world and can be divided by our differences, through love we can find a way to live in harmony.

Things start to get weird when the yellow guy meets the rest of the butterfly’s friends. They say that they love him and that he loves them, and he accepts this outright. How can anyone immediately love strangers? Or know that they love him just because they said so? It’s a very shallow form of love at best. So often people of either gender mistake true love for fleeting words or experiences.

Obviously it a very poor notion to teach because the yellow guy starts claiming that he loves just about everything. It’s then that he’s shown the opposite end of the spectrum: loving only a ‘special one.’

The idea of a ‘special one’ is a take on the idea of a ‘soul mate’ and how we all are supposed to have one. People can spend years trying to find someone like that, never to realize how unrealistic this romantic notion can be. So often people never find someone like this, and many are even ostracized from others altogether, never to be loved in any capacity. The love teachers try to offer an example through Michael, but he seems to never find a companion and they don’t really have an answer for those who are truly alone. In fact they just ignore this fact and reinforce the idea that a ‘special one’ will always come as long as you’re patient.

They go so far as to say that this is how love always occurs, protected by the symbol of the ring. This is where traditional ideas around marriage start to creep in.  There is a king that must be fed gravel or he will get angry. The yellow guy is expected to change himself to be accepted and love and it’s intended to last forever. These are all concepts tied to religion and how followers are expected to conform to beliefs.

It’s the red guy and the green duck that finally reveal what it’s really like to love and care for someone. Even though they finished their picnic before looking for the yellow guy, they care enough about him to take hours looking for him, apologize for upsetting him, and finally save him the last egg so he doesn’t go hungry. There is more to love than fleeting relationships or a romantic connection: there is the love of friends who care about your feelings and well being. They are the proof that there are many different ways to experience love.

And a bloody butterfly burst out of the egg only to be smacked again. It wouldn’t be DHMIS without moments like this. Let me know what you think about this video in the comments.

Happy Halloween 2014

Posted in Halloween, Updates with tags , , on October 31, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Jack_O_Lantern_by_SpirogsThe creepiest day of the year is here! This is going to be a rather low-key holiday, as this month has really taken a number on me. I started a new job, got sick twice, and had to travel to Yakima for a few days. Needless to say, I’m worn out and haven’t had much time to set up a proper Halloween special this year.

I just thought I’d post something to wish you all a wonderful holiday and let you know that I’ll still be here to creep you out the other 364 days of the year. I’m thinking about taking part in the NaNoWriMo thing, so there might be fewer posts in the month of November. No worries though, because I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

So stay strong! The creepiness shall continue.

PenPal Series

Posted in Books, Children, Creepypasta, Horror, Literature, Narrations, Short Stories, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Halloween is coming and I’m super excited! I’d love to hear if anyone else has unique plans to celebrate. Today I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful story about a young man’s not-so-ideal childhood.

I became acquainted with this tale through creepypasta narrators MrCreepyPasta and CreepsMcPasta. What’s posted below is narration from the latter. I’ve been told it’s also available on Kindle as well. This series is just plain AWESOME. There’s really not enough words in the dictionary to describe how good this series is. The setup and execution is clever, creepy, and draws you in right away. I’ll probably do a creepypasta critique for this one in the future. For now I encourage you to enjoy them. The videos may be long, but they are well worth your time!

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