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Just For Fun

Posted in Death, History, Literature, Poetry, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

I posted another video! Nothing special, just a reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Conqueror Worm,’ for your listening pleasure.

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Animation, Monsters, Music, Short Stories, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

For this week, I’m sharing an intriguing little music video that offers quite a twist. It has a lot of views, it demands to be seen repeatedly. Enjoy!

 

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Creepypasta, Ghosts, Memes, Pictures, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Finally, I’m back to making some of my own videos again! This is a narration of a great webcomic from a South Korean artist. I highly recommend checking it out, and be sure to scare your friends with it too! Have a great weekend!

Weird Video of the Week

Posted in Creepypasta, Uncategorized, Weird Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by Stephanie Selby

Another Friday to share something new. Get ready to smile for Smile Dog! And be sure to spread the word!

The Demon’s Day Revised: The Black Jackal Part 5

Posted in Animals, Books, Fiction, Horror, The Demons' Day, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2013 by Stephanie Selby

“I don’t get how an abandoned city could relate to me,” Eva said walking along the broken street. “I live in the suburbs. I always go there for fun. I would never imagine a city this way.”

“That may be true,” the jackal replied, “but a city is more than just a place of entertainments. All manner of souls have their own opinion on such a place; not all of them are positive. You’ll find that things will get more personal as we make our way through.”

“But why imagine a place so awful?” Eva asked, “Nobody would want to end up in a place like this! Why can’t everyone here imagine something better?”

The jackal was getting frustrated with Eva’s lack of understanding, “I told you, surroundings here are created consciously and unconsciously. Souls are drawn to the place that suits them the best, with other souls that are very similar to them. They can imagine a better world, perhaps even desperately want be in one, but they are incapable of residing in such a place.”

“You’re saying that people are forced to come here when they die?”

“No,” he said, “They need to. They come here because they are drawn to an environment that is perfectly suited to them. Not a pleasant one, naturally, but then they are not pleasant souls themselves. They will toil and suffer here until they understand why and want to make amends. Change will come when they realize it is their own awful nature that traps them here. It is only when they desire to become a better individual that they will be able to go to a place better suited to their new nature. Those who stay as they are, are doomed to stay where they are.”

“So this is hell?” Eva asked. It seemed like a dumb question with the answer so obvious, but she had to ask. It made her stop dead in her tracks.

“Hm?” the jackal asked as if he were unfamiliar with the term. “Oh-well if that what you want to call it, it can be.”

“I’m in hell?” Eva asked. “I’m stuck in hell?” she asked again as her voice cracked. The true horror of the situation finally sinking in. “What could I have possibly done to make a bunch of demons drag me to hell before I even died?”

“That’s a difficult question to answer,” the jackal explained, “Can you think of a reason?”

“No!” she cried, “I’m only sixteen! There’s nothing that a kid like me could have ever done to send me to a place like this.”

“Oh?” the jackal asked incredulously. He obviously didn’t believe her, “You must think of it sooner or later. It’s the only way you will ever get out of this place. Best to start before the sun goes down.”

Eva’s body felt slack as her mind got a grasp on the jackal’s explanation. She looked around at the ruins and saw one of the straggling wandering, mindless wisps that passed by her and the jackal. Would she too become a lost faceless thing like that? Or would she suffer something even worse? Most importantly, why was this happening to her of all people, when she never did anything wrong?

She stared at the jackal’s face, noting his calm, unconcerned expression at her dismay. She knew that the jackal cared little for her predicament, and probably thought that she deserved whatever terrible thing that could befall her here. A boiling anger began to grow within Eva, and before she could stop herself she moved to strike the jackal as hard as she could.

“This is your fault!” she yelled as she flailed after him. “I’m going to die and be stuck here, and you can’t even give a shit!” She followed the jackal as he bounded into the middle of the empty street.

The jackal was much too quick and nimble, dodging every one of Eva’s attacks. “How can I express pity when you have no remorse?” he asked as Eva attacked him. “You don’t even realize that you have done something terrible. Continue with your anger and willful ignorance, and you will never see the light of a mortal day again.”

With skilled precision he dived between Eva’s legs. She nearly tripped as she whipped herself around to face him.

She gasped for breath as she stared the jackal down, and the jackal calmly stared back. Her attacks weren’t of much use. He was quicker than she expected, and his bored expression showed that he was not surprised by her outburst or attempted assault. Despite her rage, she couldn’t help thinking that the jackal probably dealt with this kind of anger so often that he didn’t have any real reaction to it anymore. It was just part of his daily routine.

“Are you done now?” the jackal asked, exasperated.

Her anger hadn’t subsided much. She was even angry at herself for her own impotent effort to hurt the jackal. “You know this isn’t fair!” Eva managed to scream.

“No,” the jackal stated, “but at least if you do die you’re in the right place. That is fair.”

She mulled over his response for a moment. “Well, there’s no way I’m giving you the satisfaction,” she stated. “Better get going.”

Still, Eva’s anger quietly bubbled as they both continued on. The streets and the city hadn’t changed very much since they had started to become dilapidated, but she cared very little about that at the moment. She just wanted to keep moving for her own sake. She still felt something nagging at her though. She wasn’t sure what was bothering her until she found herself saying it out loud.

“Don’t you have a name?” Eva asked coldly.

“I didn’t introduce myself? How inconsiderate of me!” the jackal said in a sarcastic tone. “And why would you care what the help is named?”

“So I know who screwed me over,” Eva replied. “When I find your boss, he’s going to hear about how awful you really are.”

The jackal sighed and shook his head. “If you think it will help,” he said, “my name is Anubis.”

“Good,” she said, turning away from the jackal and making her way further down the street. “Not that you care or anything, but my name is Eva.”

“Hm, very well then,” Anubis said. From the sound of clicking dog nails behind her, she could tell that he was following.

Anubis, Anubis, Anubis she repeated the name in her mind. She was determined to have that name branded into her brain forever. If there really was a Spirit of Death like he said, and she failed to make it back home, she was going to do everything in her power to find him and tell him all about this awful jackal. However, the more she thought about it, the more that name sounded familiar to her. It took several minutes of silence for Eva to realize where she had heard it before. “Are you like an Egyptian god or something?”

“No, Miss Eva. I am not a god, I was merely named after one.”

The Demon’s Day: Enter Anubis Part 5

Posted in Dark, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Scary, Supernatural, The Demons' Day, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by Stephanie Selby

Another post for you to enjoy! It’s the final part of the chapter, so it’s shorter than usual.

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“I don’t get how an abandoned city could relate to me,” Eva said. “I live in the suburbs. I always go there for fun. I would never imagine a city this way.”

“That may be true,” the jackal replied, “but a city is more than just a place of entertainments. All manner of souls have their own opinion on such a place; not all of them are positive. You’ll find that things will get more personal as we make our way through.”

“But why imagine a place so awful?” Eva asked, “Nobody would want to end up in a place like this! Why can’t everyone here imagine something better?”

The jackal was getting frustrated with Eva’s lack of understanding, “I told you, surroundings here are created consciously and unconsciously. Souls are drawn to the place that suits them the best, with other souls that are very similar to them. They are incapable of creating a better world here because they never choose to do so when they were alive.”

“You’re saying that people are forced to come here when they die?”

“No,” he said flatly, “They need to. They come here because they are drawn to an environment that is perfectly suited to them. Not a pleasant one, naturally, but then they are not pleasant souls themselves. They will toil and suffer here until their state of mind changes; change will come when they realize it is their own awful nature that traps them here. It is only when they desire to become better that they will be able to leave. Those that refuse to do so are doomed to stay.”

“So this is hell?” Eva asked.

“Hm?” the jackal asked as if he were unfamiliar with the term. “Oh-well if that what you want to call it, it can be.”

“I’m in hell?” Eva asked. “I’m stuck in hell?” she asked again as her voice cracked. The true horror of the situation finally sinking in. “What could I have possibly done to make a bunch of demons drag me to hell before I even died?”

“That’s a difficult question to answer,” the jackal explained, “Can you think of a reason?”

“No!” she cried, “I’m only sixteen! There’s nothing that a kid like me could have ever done to send me to a place like this.”

“Oh?” the jackal asked incredulously. He obviously didn’t believe her, “You must think of it sooner or later. It’s the only way you will ever get out of this place. Better start before the sun goes down.”

Eva slumped to the ground, at a loss of the jackal’s explanation. She looked around at the ruins and saw the wandering, mindless wisps that passed by her and the jackal. Would she too become a lost faceless thing like that? Or would she suffer something even worse?

She knew that the jackal cared little for her predicament, and probably thought that she deserved whatever terrible thing that could befall her here. A boiling anger began to grow within Eva, and before she could stop herself she moved to strike the jackal as hard as she could. However, the jackal was much too fast and dodged every one of Eva’s attacks. She finally grew too tired to try to hurt him anymore and at last stopped in the middle of the street, the jackal standing in her path.

“You know this isn’t fair!” Eva screamed at the jackal.

“No,” the jackal stated, “but at least if you do die you’re in the right place. That is fair.”

“Don’t you have a name?” Eva asked coldly.

“I didn’t introduce myself? How inconsiderate of me!” the jackal said in a sarcastic tone. “And why would you care what the help is named?”

“So I know who screwed me over,” Eva replied. “When I find your boss, he’s going to hear about how you’re the worst guide ever.”

The jackal sighed and shook his head. “If that is what you want,” he said, “my name is Anubis.”

The name sounded familiar to her for some reason and it took several minutes of silence for her to realize where she had heard it before. “So you’re like an Egyptian god or something?”

“No, Miss Eva. I am not a god, I was merely named after one.”

Yet Another Slenderman Poem

Posted in Dark, Poetry, Supernatural with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2011 by Stephanie Selby

I have another short story ready to post, but I submitted it to a literary journal at the UW, so I thought it best to wait and see if they’ll accept it before I post it here (fingers crossed!). this is pretty much why the second part of Overgrown is taking so damn long! In any case, I do have another Slenderman poem to share with you all. Well, it’s really sort of funny; I said I wasn’t much of a poet and yet I managed to write another one. It’s pretty simplistic in my opinion though. This was mainly inspired by one of the first episodes of Marble Hornets when the Slenderman is peeking in through Alex’s windows. It think that they way in which Marble Hornets films in such a visually dynamic way really influences me when I choose to write about Slendy.

As always, if you don’t know who the Slender Man is, the internet can easily educate. However you probably won’t sleep for a week once you know.

I turn around and look to see
The figure in the window stare
Eyeless, yet it follows me
No trick of the glass’ glare

The suit melds well with shadows
But his face like the barren moon
Gave him away as he goes
Across the panes in my room

Is he looking for a way in?
Or just observing the creature
That looks so much like him
With its strange type of nature

This frightened specimen in a cage
Tries to claw from her captor
For it is hopeless to assuage
Who thinks himself the master