I'm running a game and my goal is no unnerve my players, without going into huge detail about gore or going all edgy with themes like rape or child killing. Any ideas would be appreciated.For me, it's worm parasites. The thought that these little bastards can live inside things and some can just burst through the skin on their way out just... geeeuugh.
>>59254172I know its vague, but body horror. Melting and rejoining gets me shivering
>>59254172Hive insects. Something about the way they all squirm and shuffle over each other unnerves me. Plus I'm just thoroughly afraid of bees and wasps in general
>>59254206You mean kind of like this scene from this wholesome kid's show?
>>59254343Not that anon, but jesus.>>59254172Eyes where they don't belong. Weird indescipherable whispers. Knowing that they know that you know. People who smile but their eyes remain the same, not showing any joy.
>>59254172Honestly, worms don't bug me as much as subcutaneous larvae.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEnr4nr0d_UOr, if that's too much, just have the one.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBh4ylGR0kQ
>>59254172Have you ever thought about the noises that teeth make on various surfaces?Have you ever thought about what it would be like to step on a small pile of teeth on a concrete floor?
I think being trapped in alternate/hell dimensions, body and mind transformations, general lovecraftian stuff is all pretty creepy.
>>59254172That feeling of turning the light out at the bottom of the stairs, then running up before something grabs you out of the dark. Same thing with long hallways. It's like a faint tingle in my back, and I get the sudden urge to tiptoe run.
>>59254518>tiptoe runWhat is that? Proper sprinting posture?
>>59254343Bill casually pulling the teeth from that deer was worse, in my opinion.
>>59254564I'm also worried at the thought of someone putting powdered glass into some food of mine and shredding my intestines without my knowledge, or of someone putting pieces of chopped nail shards into some meat and feeding it to my dog or someone else's pet, and doing them in the same way but quicker. I'm terrified of the thought of having something, like a semi-truck or irate druggie with a sledgehammer shatter my shins or knees so I'll never walk right again. The worst, in my opinion, is an accident that maims me but was no-one's fault, so I have no-one to lash out towards or forgive and forget but mother nature, and that bitch doesn't give a shit. There's probably more and I'll pitch in some more later, sorry to ramble OP.
Why, my peenus weenus of course.
>>59254580I must be completely void inside because I never felt anything beyond-“Well huh. That’s pretty neat, I guess.”
>>59254607It's a person by person thing, I think. Some people have very visceral reactions to anything involving teeth.
>>59254206https://youtu.be/6QFwo57WKwgAs for me I get really nervous being in unclear water. Lakes, streams, rivers, ocean. If I can't see my feet I freak out. Who know what the fuck could grab you.
>>59254644Gustave is patient, anon. He's waiting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQ1x5r-LCQ&feature=youtu.be&t=154thisthis unnerves me
>>59254343Not that bad really. Its more specifically melting. Shiny flesh and sagging skin. Also what show?
>>59254629I've always thought the idea of eating something really cold and then something really hot making your teeth shatter was creepy. Like when you put a hot plate in cold water. It's irrational though.
>>59254688see the filename
>>59254548nah man, it's that fast-tiptoe thing you do when you don't want to make too much noise
>>59254593Thats a meme I havent heard in awhile
>>59254667Holy fuck, it sounds just like a screaming person.
Tearing off fingernails.
>>59254585Your intestines can take a lot of abuse. You would either know immediately after biting down that something was wrong and spit it out, or the glass would be so finely crushed that the worst you'd get would be maybe a week or two of light GI bleeding and be treated with a high fiber diet. The pet thing is sick though. Thankfully I have good neighbors.
>>59254741The nail filled meat is a thing that happens in Slaughterhouse Five. It IS a pretty unnerving moment. The narrator describes how the dog was crying in pain for days as it tried gnawing its own stomach out.
disembowelment with sharp claws/teeth, insects, flaying, eternal damnation, intentionally malicious surgical modifications
any interaction between needles or laser beams and eyeballs
>>59254846Eternal damnation doesn't really get to me. I think it's because it's so hard for me to imagine anything "eternal". Everything else though, yes.
>>59254741It depends. My fiber optic tech teacher was very clear that food was not allowed in the classroom. If you swallowed a piece of fiber optic core it was liable to pop a hole in your gut.
>>59254959The core of a fiber optic wire is a tiny needle on the scale of micrometers. Of course that will pierce tissues. Powdered glass is nowhere near as worrisome.
The ocean. Fuck the ocean.
>>59254265For me it's all bugs. The way they move, it's erratic and and upsetting to me. Also, their anatomy is a twisted inversion of an a vertebrate's, it's utterly alien and completely bizarre to me. All those tiny spindly crooked shapes that spasm and crunch and ooze. Ugh. Worse yet, it's still a living thing, so my own unconscious morality compels me to feel empathy for it, so I'm stuck between sheer terror and pacifism.
>>59254580Bill was so much more unsettling when he was Chaotic Neutral instead of chaotic neutral / chaotic stupid.Oh! I know lots of things!L O T S O F T H I N G S
>>59254654Gustave's a dead motherfuckerI'd wrastle that old bitch if I could
Have you considered asking your players instead of strangers on the internet? It's going to mean a lot more to them if you play on their particular fears.Personally eye trauma gets me.
>>59254172The thought of one of those bad boys crawling up my arsehole.
>>59254644Man this speaks to me. I went snorkeling once during a rough day and you couldn't see a full foot in the water near the beach. Swimming out to the clear water nearly gave me a panic attack.
>>59254172Very rough cybernetics. The concept of dehumanization on a bodily level really fucks with me. Enemies that treat humans as an exploitable resource also spooks me.
>>59255131If he does they might expect it and not be that frigjtened
>>59255270Virus sucked, cool visuals though
This is my battle music for my players
I found few things more unsettling than swimming toward a light.This shit terrified me several times and I just couldn't stop trying.
>>59254343Where is the mouth though? He rearranged orifices, but where the fuck's the mouth, I don't see it anywhere!?
>>59254172I was an intern at a mental hospital once. I learned more in my time there than at any other period of my life, a very good if sometimes tense and dramatic experience. When I went to pick a patient on a wheelchair from her wing to the art workshop, I saw a woman standing. I'm not sure of some details, I remember she had only a t-shirt, but I can't recall if what covered her sex from my view was the shirt or the large belly she had. Either way, I was embarrassed, even if I already knew how much personal privacy the patients hadn't. While I waited for the one I came to take for the workshop, someone explained about the woman. The reason she had a belly that looked like a seven-month old pregnancy wasn't a child, but a tumor. Which also explained all those knobs, it wasn't a smooth belly like one sees on expecting mothers. Her doctors had already booked a surgery to remove it, but no one expected much. It was a recurrence of the tumor, and she already had gone through a surgery before. However, it was a mental hospital. The reason she was there for I-don't-know-how-many years wasn't her body, but her mind. In that room, there was one person absolutely oblivious to all this, her eyes towards the ground but never focused on anything. It was the woman herself, completely alien to what was happening to her. Those blank eyes. Seeing them was the most scary experience in my life.
>>59254172Dementia and Alzheimers get me. Mad Cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob too. Basically the loss of thought, of control, of all those things that define you to yourself.
Mushrooms and parasites. Seeing mushrooms growing next to where I am walking actually triggers a slight panic response, and many parasites are too horrible to even think about.
>>59254172I have a list:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUP53yrslwAhttps://youtu.be/BNPofhjkEtohttps://youtu.be/EBYmiqad_-Mhttps://youtu.be/nFHyfmUr0Mohttps://youtu.be/fU6XTZ1vEoMhttps://youtu.be/soSJDWhringhttps://youtu.be/uVnDJMjNySghttps://youtu.be/lKXEKQb_hxohttps://youtu.be/3i_axpk0a7Qhttps://youtu.be/kFV5tjo80QQhttps://youtu.be/J9729u7FeXghttps://youtu.be/3H4J5QDQeA4https://youtu.be/UKkrZ5LuJ-Ihttps://youtu.be/CNnz44X3RfIhttps://youtu.be/fLA9Vark-TIhttps://youtu.be/MZfUWfpcj6Ehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP9MhojyX1s
>>59254172There's a concept in film of the thing you can't see is the scariest. This has been explored in a few interesting ways, and people have found that what really puts people on edge in when they expect something bad to happen, but it never does. The anxiety of anticipation is not released and it makes for a jumpy viewer. Funny Games is kind of a master class on this, never showing the antagonists violent on screen, and giving hints at possible escapes for the protagonists, then not allowing them to work.Another related technique; showing something that isn't normal, but delaying confirmation that it means danger. We naturally don't like behaviors that don't meet our expectations, but know we shouldn't just attack people who look at us funny. You've probably seen this as "guy who's too smilely" in some media.
>>59254644I have a player who’s this on steroids. We literally can’t have a sea-traveling game because he’ll burst a blood vessel. We humor him because he got that phobia by nearly drowning as a kid, so it’s at least more understandable than those fucking x-cards or whatever tumblr triggereds are into now.
>>59254172It's hard to describe and even harder to depict without images but I'd say that "no longer being on top of the food chain" is the most unnerving shit I can imagine. Death in nature is the stuff that makes Cannibal Holocaust look like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Alien really nailed that entire vibe and IMO that's the main reason it was considered so horrifying, the same reason that the raptor scenes in Jurassic Park are legendary. Just imagine, for a moment, what it would be like to be roughly the size of an army man figurine while creeping through a garden.>Creeping through the mulch of Daisy Valley, you pause and scan your surroundings>The air is humid and the odor of humus hangs in the air>You move on, but the hair on the back of your neck rises and you grip your rifle more tightly>As you crest a small hill, you pause again>All of a sudden, a blur of motion appears on your right - you can feel yourself start to react, but it's too late>Two barbed vises of chitin, like steel bands, slam across your chest and thighs as you're bodily lifted off the ground before you can even scream>As you start to come to your senses after the initial shock a blurry, monstrous head emerges - two gigantic, shimmering compound eyes, fine antennae and tapering down to a surprisingly delicate set of mandibles>As you start to scream the head looks at you, almost puzzled, and then darts forward and bites your eye out of its socket>You scream and scream and scream until the creatur's barbed legs puncture your lungs but nothing happens>Nobody comes, you are not saved, and the creature takes its time eating you bit by bit and starting with the softer bits - your eyes, your tongue, your genitals and finally moving on to your extremities>You didn't quite bleed out or even lose consciousness before the creature made it to your brain, but you finally dieThe natural world gets more and more horrifying the lower on the food chain you go.https://youtu.be/0b4TU_R7J3c
When it comes to horror the most important thing is build up. The more status a thing is given the more danger it seems to have.Imagine for a moment your characters enter a town and outside there is a sign that says very simply “No Dogs” and that’s not a problem for most players so they might ignore it. But then it gets more overt, around town there are “no dogs” signs everywhere. When asked people change the subject fast. Soon the characters belongings are searched for dogs. Every D, O, and G is scratched off every written Wo̶rd̶. Books on dogs are burned, four legged animals are rounded up and caged. People deny it all.One night the players, perhaps doing something unrelated. They see a man walking a dog and the dog seems perfectly ordinary. But there are no dogs allowed in this town.
>>59257196Wait, if the D, O, and Gs are scratched out, how do you know the sign says "no dogs"?
>>59254593Came here to post this
>>59254667What the fuck aztecs
>>59254172Shit like pic related and mind degeneration.
>>59256046Replaced other ear.
>>59255561YESYESYESThe Seeds Of Evil Lie Within Me is the best battle music ever
>>59257662I meant"To Carry the Seeds of Death Within Me"
>>59254172Diseases and sicknesses that slowly, SLOWLY, become horrifying and debilitating.Teasing a threat that is constantly close to the players but never shows just what it is.Eyes. Just eyes. Especially where they dont belong, always staring and following, unblinking
>>59257196Sounds like a nice place to live.
>>59254690I have a reoccurring nightmare where my top and bottom rows of teeth fuse together. Either I break my jaw struggling to open my mouth or they all just shatter.
>>59255333I never understood how virus could be considered to suck so bad when it's such a fun ride
>>59254172You want to unnerve your players? Take whatever corrupting influence that happens to be in your setting and sic them on NPCs the players like.
>>59254343Gravity falls makes my skin crawl for whole different reasons.
>>59254172In Dark Heresy I once played bug noises in the background at low volume. Later I increase it a bit and added medical machine noises.As it grew louder they could see the shape of an Astronaut, as he got closer it grew louder.When it was close enough to see details I hit the rooms light in accordance to the lights of room in the game. When I turn them back on the sounds change to a dripping noise, as the figure got right next to them. It change back to the bugs and medical noise when it continue to walk away.No need to check for fear or anything. It worked way better than I imagen
>>59254172It's all about subtle details for me. Build up and suspense are things which a lot of people neglect because it's far easier just to use things for shock value like gore or a monster leaping out of nowhere.I had an idea for a game where the players end up in a no name town somewhere in the United States where everything just feels off. The citizens there just stare at them for a few seconds too long, there are people looking at them from their windows and the gas station they stopped at stocks utterly bizarre food items which have slogans such as "Now with less than 1% corruption!" What the fuck is happening in this town? Who knows. Not knowing is the worst possible thing because you have no idea what to expect or how to protect yourself from it.Of course, the fuel they get from the gas station fucks their car up and they're forced to stay for the night. That's when they will begin to understand what's really going on.
>>59254667I want it to be a magic item in a campaign now.
Thalasophobia. Big pools of murky deep water with unerring brief glimpses of something possibly lurking deep below. Heavy Rain style asthetic of dark sunless skies and a dark blue-grey haze covering everything as though it were underwater.
>>59255270I need more of this, please.
>>59254172Molluscs in general. I have some form of phobia for their whole phylum.>>59254206Also this. The thought of having my body deformed or parts of it replaced is really unnerving to me.
>>59258079Absolutely no bone rot!
>>59258556Hello fellow employee
>>59254172Time not quite making sense. Characters who start to respond before PCs finish talking. At first it just seems like they're rude, but then you start to realize that, sometimes, they wait too long before responding. And sometimes they reference things that haven't happened, or problems that have already been solved.It's nothing so simple and easy to understand as a simple loop. Fragments are out of place and shuffled around. And then some people just start failing to register the presence of one of the PCs entirely. If asked at the right times, they might turn somber and say it was a shame what happened to him.
Millipedes. Too many legs. Too many. Nothing should have more than 8 legs, and even that is pushing it.
>>59255333You take that back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBvZW8cGeSMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkYtflr1KsMWeird shit like this, stuff that's never explained. Especially when it doesn't hurt you. Like it just happens and you don't know why. When I was a kid I spent like 5 minutes trying to figure out where the thing that got the mannequin was.
>>59254172For me it happens whenever I close the cellar door. I'm not really scared of the dark, I'm fine with the long, dark, mostly unlit hallways, but as soon as I shut the door behind me and go to lock it I get this incredibly strong fear that something is going to try to open that door or rattle it with all its might from the other side.I have no idea why this is a fear of mine, but it always happens.
>>59258523Coming to this website must give you a heart attack
>>59254738Man I love Higurashi so much, that scene had me squirming in agony
>>59254667Were the Aztecs a chaotic evil civilization?
>>59258556>>59258599I love you guys.
>>59254667what the actual fuck?My cat ran away in fear!Is this real?
trypophobia-flesh related images and the idea of cordyceps fungi making the transition over to homosapiens.
>>59259400You know, Robocop is really fucking disturbing. Why the fuck would someone think that slapping a dead man's face on a machine would make it "approachable?"
>>59254172When you realize that a thing you casually dismissed as totally ok wasn't ok at all. Basically hiding wrongness in plain sight. Abstract? Fuck yes. Difficult to pull off? Very. Spooky? Totally. The old creepypasta about the guy peering through a keyhole that had all red on the other side and then learning that the room as haunted by an albino woman is a good example of this.
Dancing. Everyone is dancing. Come on Anon, don't be such a grumpy grump, join in!
>>59259267That is some pretty mental gymnastics you got there.
The idea that without constant checkups and maintenance insanity can and most likely will set in before you realise anything is wrong. It's easy to excuse your own behavior or shortcomings, but what if that chore didn't just slip your mind? What if you weren't just having a stressful day? What if what you see as personal growth or just changing over time is actually a slide into becoming completely antisocial? You spend enough time alone or in a bad environment and you can completely dissociate without realising it. People with schizophrenia aren't crazy because they hear voices, they're crazy because they forget it's their own.
>>59259540Wasn't the whole point of that show was that the man wasn't truly dead, they just wanted everyone to think that he was?
>>59260228Like that makes it any better.
>>59254667they sound so good and i really really really want one
>>59259400>cordyceps fungi making the transition over to homosapiens.pls no>see zombie like movement of a man climbing the fence on the observation deck of the empire state building>you can't stop him before he gets out of reach>you see his head and chest burst open releasing large clouds of spores
>>59257279It's a picture of a dog with a cross through it.
>>59256287>hmhhmm.. what could this be I wonder?>OH GOD NO NO NO NO!!! AHHH!!!
>>59259267>Maybe because it is literally the only effective treatment?>but people with gender reassignment surgery still attempt suicide almost as oftenSo which is it?
>>59254172the feeling of being stalked, have your party go through a forest feeling like something is always on their tail. Have them run into simple but desterbing traps, then when they are at their cockiest have the stalker sabotage their health potions
>>59254172http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3000introduce a mind eating parasite like ^
>>59256553Jesus you got me, made me think of the tyranids, especially lictors.
>>59254172some NPC's your PC's like start using a symbiotic companion, at first it seems like a purely great thing for them, it makes them stronger and fixes a problem in their life, maybe it fixes a broken leg or something. From the start they praise the symbiotic assistant, but as time goes on and on they get more and more pushy about trying to get other people to try it. Their personality changes, not necessarily for the worse but it still shifts and twists. Soon youll find them doing strange things in the middle of the night, tasks they dont even understand, only that they need to do it.
>>59261689Do not bother he is one those people that will support the butchering in order to “feel good” and earn brownie points
>>59259171yes, the ultimate one
>>59258004I get it! I don't like it!
>>59256287Poor cat, holy shit annon
>>59254172Watch the 1950's Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. Not knowing who's real and who's a pod person is terrifying.
>>59258742I came to the conclusion that my parent's house is lightly haunted years ago for similar reasons.I was always unnerved in their basement, actually screamed during a power outage while I was down there, in my 20s. On multiple occasions noticed our dog staring down a hallway towards the laundry room. Once had a night that I was 100% convinced something was on the other side of my door when I was 17 or so.I put it down to being scared of the dark. Then I moved out and found I'm completely fine in the dark in almost the exact same situations.
Something being off and everyone but me ignoring it.
>>59256228The best part of your fear of mushrooms is that by the time you've seen them, it's already too late. If the fruiting body is mature, you're already inhaling the spores.Let's just hope those fantasy mushrooms are as gentle and benevolent towards us as the real ones. They could be so much crueler than they are.
List of commonly unnerving things that aren't too gore-y or whatever:-Body horror - foreign action in your flesh. Parasites and stuff like those lotus shoops work. I also remember a particularly unnerving greentext about a rain that caused an eye to sprout on whenever it hit - which got unnerving when a drop landed on the back of a player's hand. -Uncanny valley - things that are almost human but miss the mark somehow. Because it's not a visceral thing (unless you use visual aids maybe, and even then), this only works if you can make them think about it. This can sometimes work in reverse too - something that is clearly not human, but has some trait that is clearly human, can be very unnerving. -The unknown - includes fear of the dark, the deep sea, and the like. A situation that feels dangerous is more tense if you don't know the nature of the danger. I find this works best if they know a little but not a lot, rather than nothing - "catching a glimpse" of motion seems to be very effective in generating worry. Don't overuse this, it get less effective the more often you do it. -Loss of control - taking away agency from a player is generally pretty lame, but there are still ways to play around with this:>inability to speak of a particular thing>body double insert it into the character's personal life, think nWoD Changeling>actions taken by the character's body while unconscious, like sleep walking or blacking out - DOES NOT need to be important actions that will make the player mad to be creepy, just having them wake up having done something not too important in their own room, like write something or having gone through there own possessions, can be plenty creepy. Remember, the goal is not to hurt to the character, but to produce a feeling of violation. The biggest weapon you have is the players' own imaginations. Ultimately, you can't actually scare them, they have to scare themselves.
>>59254172Insects crawling under flesh.
>>59264573Also, to elaborate a bit, you may notice a common theme between the first and the last there: violation of the sacrosanct, the perversion of the familiar. Taking something which is typically considered safe and familiar and making it something foreign and dangerous can really get at people. Your body is familiar, so make it unfamiliar and remove that feeling of safety. Your agency is inviolable, but what if it isn't? You can extrapolate this principle to other things which are associated with familiarity and safety. A beloved pet, family dinners, the sanctuary of your home - the idea is not to destroy the thing, but to strip away that which makes it comforting. You can even use something like memories. You can't pull something like Doctor Who's Silence, because you can't really enforce the sort of dramatic irony that makes it terrifying, but you can have something that inserts itself into the character's memories. Even if the character themselves knows the memories haven't always been there, it raises doubts - which memories are the real ones, the old or new? - which makes them feel less secure.
>>59258079>town somewhere in the United States where everything just feels off. The citizens there just stare at them for a few seconds too long, there are people looking at them from their windows and the gas station they stopped at stocks utterly bizarre food items which have slogans such as "Now with less than 1% corruption!" What the fuck is happening in this town? Who knows. Not knowing is the worst possible thing because you have no idea what to expect or how to protect yourself from it.I like it. Very Shadow over Innsmouth.
>>59254172Socially transmitted fear. Have all the NPCs in your game act just "off" enough to make it clear that they're terrified of something and equally terrified of it showing. Bonus points if you never actually reveal what's behind it all, and give the players a red herring to take down and a reward that makes the players uncomfortable.
Anything to do with perception. A person is controlled completely by what they perceive, so anything that fucks with that, like Alice in Wonderland syndrome, is pretty creepy.Also the concept of losing yourself. Whether that's through mental disease, physical disease, body horror or something else, being robbed of who and what you are IA pretty horrifying. Like in Annihilation, when that one lady is vaporized and turned into that freaky space womb, just the idea that she was broken down and used to create something else is pretty horrifying.
>>59265457Or even better, have it turn out that the players are what everyone's so scared of. They're the monsters and they don't even know it.
>>59258079I'm taking part in an experimental Monster of the Week game, where me and fourteen other strangers create and control monsters that are being used in the game, completely unknown to the games parties. So basically fifteen strangers against each other and an unwitting party of players. Anyway.The monster I created has powers involving illusions, and I've been working on taking over this one small mountain town in Minnesota, trapping everyone in the town in individual illusions. I am hoping to craft the town into the kind of situation, where if the players ever get to it, it will be a creepy experience where the towns folks will act off as each one's idea of what's real is being manipulated, and the fact that the players themselves may get caught in the illusions too. So a scenario where no one can be sure what is real.
>>59259540The worst/best part from the remake was when they took all the machinery off Robocop to show what was left of him and it was just a brain, his face, his lungs and his hand. That was fucking horrifying. Even more so because while in that state he was completely at the mercy of the scientists and corporate monsters who had possession of him.
>>59265871Was the remake any good?
>>59254172Hands.Parasites, diseases, animals, fire, drowning - all of these things are terrible, yes, but they are autonomous.But hands?Hands are deliberate. Hands have reasons, have goals. Hands are strong, hands are precise. Twisting, gripping, prodding, shifting, always in flux, always in action, focused, relentless.Hands are inescapable.
Anything having to do with sharp objects and being cut/stabbed by them, especially being pierced by needles. SCP 162 is a perfect example of this. Bonus points can be earned if the sharp objects are rusty, or if they are being directed towards eyes like >>59254884 mentioned.
>>59265937Fellow "Planet of the Hands" enthusiast?
>>59265900I honestly enjoyed it. It was a different movie than 1 or 2 but it was still better than 3.
Literally everything in The Ruinshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpGCnuiCSuU
>>59256553i'd say best answer in thread.
>>59254439SWEET BABY JESUS
false or forgotten memories, stuff like having a huge moment or part of a character just being forgotten or remembering a fucked up thing the character may have done in the past and having to decipher if that was actually real
>>59267622> If someone constantly brings up spiders in unrelated discussions> constantly, unrelatedOutside of feminine penis memeing, this is the first time I've spoke of the subject on /tg/, and my deepseated transphobia is very much related to the subject mentioned in the OP. The thought of one of my sons "coming out of the closet" one day is terrifying to me. This is the last I'll say it, feel free to project.
>>59254738>>59259075my friend forced me to watch that and I still fucking hate itwhen my ex learned about it she started sticking her nail under mine to get at me every time we held hands
>>59254172slugs/snailsI got a huge phobia towards them after I discovered they are vector for a worm that lays eggs in your brain
>>59267846bruh have you seen videos of snails eating? Their mouths are nightmare fuel
>>59256287anon why do you have a list
>>59257786Holy fuck. Me too...
>>59254667https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9QuO09z-SIListen at 1:10. Truly terrifying
>>59254172Deepsea fish in general are the most lovecraftian living beings in the planet
>Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call if you are unable to speak?
>>59254172anon I think that you're viewing this from only one aspect of horror; disgust. A lot of the things talked about in this thread are things that trigger disgust and other emotions that can be important for horror, but do not do the job alone. There's a difference between a documentary/series of visuals and a horror film that has the same visuals. What's missing is fear, which is created in some of the best horror films through atmosphere. It's knowing/believing that something is wrong, that there is danger but you can't identify it. It's having detail, but not enough to know the whole picture. It's why one of the first rules in a horror monster movie is wait to reveal the monster, giving only glimpses of it. One last thing is what creeps one out can vary, so I would go for some more general ones (unless you know your players fears very well, then you can play to them), but try using those visuals as part of letting them know something is wrong without letting them know exactly what.
>>59265632That is a really awesome idea for a game.
>>59267761In your defense transexuals creep me out as well.
>>59267761Would you still love him? That's the real question. It's the difference between being seriously weirded out by trannies and transphobic in the sense of "I hate them."
>>59256287>Butterfly BoyHe died a little over two weeks ago at the beginning of this month
>>59268915>>59268990It.Till you have made your first kill of a warm blooded animal you are not human.Your mental disorder is not an issue when you are not even human
>>59267982Honestly? To put me in the right mood.
Themes involving cannibalism are always pretty damn gross.
>>59259267>they are actually LIFETIME ATTEMPTED SUICIDE ratesYou got a source for that?
>>59254172Onions & onions
>>59265937>the townsfolk staple the hands of thieves to the stocks as a warning
>>59268915Would you still love your son if they came out as a militant huwhite supremacist with a hidden swastika tattoo, a hundred GB of redpills on twenty-something USB's, and serious aspirations to join the Aryan Brotherhood? That's the equivalent, I'd still love them and cherish the memories we shared, but I'd hate who they'd become and I wouldn't want anything to do with them from then on out. Does that make sense, to surmise the way I'd feel?
>>59254172Lampreys, hagfish, and roaches.
The anime Made in Abyss has some unsettling body horror in it's last episode that could give you ideas.Turning a child into a barely alive, but immortal pile of goo anyone?
>>59254172Earwigs.Lyme Disease.Leprosy.The black death.Blood Letting.I would also suggest reading "Rats in the walls" by H.P. Lovecraft, "Wise Blood" by Flannery O' Connor. And looking at some good creepy-pastas (non-edgy ones) and some very effective horror stories. You will notice that the effective ones give an idea, like a virus or meme, which haunts its victim, and which never leaves. You should really spook your friends effectively if you do this well.
>>59254343Which episode? I culdn't get past the first because mabel is satan incarnate.
>>59254466>body and mind transformationsthat would just get me hard anon...
>>59254439>going through the bot fly shit>so far so good, grossed out and disturbed>just about to get desensitized>one of the holes spews puss
>>59254459I hate you
Eye parasites that you can see wiggling around in your vision.Ear parasites that you can hear munching away at your brain.
>>59254644that video is some true lovecraftian shit, holy fuck.
>>59268539Yeah, the DM actually developed a simple rule set specifically for the monsters to have, it's really cool imagining all the work were doing on our side will translate to the actual player's games, and the longer the campaign goes, the more danger we, the monsters, present to the players.
>watch the thread>the watch this sceneIts ok/funny when its on its own, but get in the mood first and this scene has you questioning your OWN sanity. Laughing out of the blue like that can freak anyone out.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOpcdJ_V5_M>the unexplainable gore coming out of the wallsall good horror has a bit of mystery, that's what makes proper horror so effective.
>>59254466>trapped in alternate/hell dimensionsrip and tear
>>59254172For me, it's those brief moments where I realize I exist. And start thinking about what it means to exist, etc.Also manta rays.
>>59257196That's good, anon. I feel it's normal to be scared of parasites, or deep opaque waters, or dangerous animals, or madness. Normal and boring, in fact. Something that gets the imagination going is scarier.
>>59254172The eternal oblivion of death
>>59273165Just imagine feeling those little bastards writhing just under the skin of your throat and every time you weakly try to claw at them to get some relief from your impending asphyxiation, you feel them writhe deeper, away from your bluing fingertips. As a last resort, you take a sharp object you no longer remember the name of and cut them out of your skin, first one by fat one, but then wholesale with giant gashes. And as you slowly slip out of consciousness for the last time, you drop your sharp thing, but too soon; you still feel a few behind your ears. And you wish you could cry.
>>59273032I watched that and I feel like I understand why the art style is so cutesy and abstract. Seeing all of that happen to a photorealistic human face would be a lot harder for viewers/readers to swallow.
>>59255030The ocean is fucking terrifying. Who was the first person who thought it would be a good idea to eat stuff that comes out of that living hell?
>>59273351Have you considered that you are the only conscious being in this "reality", and that every post you see, ever talk you hear, are all just messages from layers below in the true reality trying to help you wake up? All the automaton that walk around you are just for show, and the ones that talk are built to give hints? Every moment you focus on is just another message, they're trying to tell you something, but what?You were never born, how can you prove that? The word was made yesterday, you've been in a coma for just 2 days now, there's still hope but you need to WAKE UP.True horror is the unknowable, the unproveable. What if there is a hell? What if you're in it? That haunting uncertainty defines that evil feeling we call "horror".
>>59273420This but make them leechesTo this day i have feared going into the ocean or into a lake, because i fear THEM. Those microscopic abomniations that seek to make me suffer, pure evil. God should have added more salt to the sea.
>>59273420ohh fuck, i can feel themon my back and the nearest mirro is 5 minutes way.Fuck you anon, fuck this thread.
>>59257196>yfw your town did this after too many bull-terrier incidentsalso seeing a person walk a dog ruins the atmosphere and makes it more cmpy, you need to keep that ominous air going, keep people guessing as to what the reason is, don't reveal shit. Leave it an open box.
>>59259641Does anyone have the pasta of The Song and Dance Man?
>>59254172Play a recording of disgusting insect sounds really quietly, without telling the players what you're doing.
>>59273545They start small, you know. Too small to see. And you can only feel them when they move, and climb, and sink, and eat, but those are still so slight. Scratching doesn't kill them. You stop feeling them after a good scratch because the sensation of the scratch drowns out the slight itching.I started getting really fucking bad acne when I was 12. Over the past ten years, I've never lost them. They're mostly scars now, which is great, but in middle school? Oh man, you don't know fear until you have a dream about a wasp nest in your back and rush out of bed, trying to sob as quietly as possible so not to wake the family, just to see a big zit started to bleed for apparently no reason. It wasn't that I slept on my back and popped it. I always sleep on my stomach and side. Try explaining that one to an adolescent.
>>59268007I love how everyone just shuts the fuck up the moment he starts blowing that thing.
What really gets me is that I don't know everything. That there are some things that are unknown and likely unknowable, bothers me. What dwells beyond the stars, that which lurks in the dark, those things to be discovered after death. Except for the last one. I am Mormon, I know exactly what happens when you die! Lolololololol!
Well I suppose it is if you think of what it entails. Why anyone would want to mutilate their bodies to such an extent... It disturbs me now that I think about it.
>>59273717>He has no head.Buildup is great, but you need payoff, otherwise it's more of a running joke.
>>59259171>was about to literally exterminate its own vassal states through ritual sacrifices and extreme brutality before the Europeans cameHell yeah, the ultimate "dark mysterious demonic pagan" civilization
Dark, unlit and silent hallways and staircases, just looking at pics like >>59258004 brings out this gut instinct that something's gonna jump out and eat you. Even worse when you're with a friend or a pet and they start staring into the darkness in complete silence like they saw something, like in the RE7 teaser
>>59275372>otherwise it's more of a running joke.How?In "Rats in the wall" by Howard P Lovecraft, we never find out what the ominous forces are, or why things are happening they way they are. We're left with hints but no results. Admittedly they did show the undergroud death-cult at the end of that so i guess there was an indirect payoff.Just seems like shitty payoff to have someone walk a dog and have nothing bad happen to them.
>>59254172I creeped put a bunch of 40k players by having a spooky space anomaly they had to navigate in real space.It was not a pee bridge. It was a nebula with giant spikey rocks in it, amd their ship sucked.Then they had ti fight a daemon possessed ai with Grey goo
>>59275491Even worse, imagine you're walking down a narrow, dark hallway. The door whence you entered slams shut behind you.>>59275568>Why are psychologists so lazy?It's hard to make clear deductions when you only have general trends, at best. There are so many factors that go into behavior and mental health that it's wonder that they've managed to learn anything at all. People give psychology a bad rap, but it took a ton of patience and dedication from a lot of people to get to where we are now.
> anon equates transgender people with horror tropesAt times i really question why i come to 4chan.
>>59275588I think you're supposed to wonder what's up with that one guy who does have a dog.
>>59276278Me too. You'd feel much better in your safespace back on tumblr.
Myasis. Thank me later
>>59276339yes, because i don't agree with whatever the fuck dribble you've assembled from where ever i must clearly be a tumblrina who needs safe spacesORi could be someone who thinks that being phobic of someone else's personal bullshit is not actually a phobia at all and you're just a fuckwit.i don't understand trannies, but then i don't understand people who do body-modding or cut themselves or like furry porn. just coz they're weird, doesn't make 'em horrifying.
>>59276538>i could be someone who thinks that being phobic of someone else's personal bullshit is not actually a phobia at allYou're right, it's usually better described as a mixture of disgust and unease, as opposed to some sort of deep seeded all-encompassing fear/resentment/desire to fuck that idiots like you try to portray it as.
>>59254439the size of that second onethe fact it moves
>>59276548you're projecting anon. i don't and didn't do any of the above, i just think equating a human being's internal struggles with something as horrible as bot flies is fucking retarded.
>>59276596Whatever you say bro.
>>59254172>What creeps you out?That someone finds the stuff stored on my harddrive
>>59257593You might want not to google "trypophobia", anon.
That my perception is flawed. Not just is a sub par way, but that I'm sensing things that aren't there or not sensing things that are kind of way. That I may not be experiencing reality as it is.Used to be heavy into weed but had to stop because of how I was reacting to it. I know people say you can't have bad trips with weed but I was experiencing auditory halucinactions and had distorted vision. Stopped when I realized one night that for the past several nights I had been prowling around my house in the dark with a knife thinking there was someone outside/inside also prowling around. I have a dog whose on a hair trigger but he never cared or would just kinda stare at me. The realization freaked me out enough to get off the stuff.
>>59276278How in the world does elective mutilation to sate a nagging, incessant psychological dissonance not equate to horrific?
>>59278322Because the state of society is the most horrifying thing.
>>59278343You aren't wrong friend, if you are also from the Burgerland as I regrettably am.
>>59278358Close enough, unfortunately.
>>59254172The second published adventure of Delta Green has an area infected by the Mi-Go's cure all bio slime that can enhance and control creatures. When your agents arrive they don't realize they're infected until it's too late.
>>59277846Marijuana increases serotonin levels in the brain. high levels of serotonin induce insomnia, paranoia, and anxiety. Insomnia can induce hallucinatory states, which, when combined with paranoia....well.
>>59254172Glass related injuries, especially glass embedded in flesh and glass shrapnel. I've only passed out in the middle of doing something twice, once from blood loss, and once from seeing several inches of glass jammed in someone's arm. It's weird, because other things sticking in people don't get to me too much, but glass injuries really freaks me out.
>>59278388Living anywhere on this planet puts you too close to the U.S.A while you-know-whom is in charge.
>>59254172Born-deformed and retarded people.Something about it just makes me sick on a deeper level than I can describe.It doesn't happen with normal people that have been in accidents or had bits blown off in war, only people/things that are born wrong.It's a very visceral gut reaction that I have no control over.I have the same thing but with anger/sexual violence when it comes to certain types of people.
>>59281262I can see Detroit from my house. It's a little too close no matter who's in charge.
>>59281769Agreed. The D is a stone's-throw from where I stay as well--place is a cesspool. Avoid at all costs, bud.
>>59281934I try to, but's where all the best concerts are.
>>59254343I saw a full gif of that and it fucked me up a bit. Different anon but body horror is also my thing and I lost my nerves a bit to the gif.What really gets me is stuff like Lovecrafts The Thing on the Doorstep. People getting shoved into bodys, losing their bodies, unwilling amalgamations, or otherwise keeping their minds while losing their bodies.
>>59260565I have one, the neighbors call the cops every fucking time and it's great. I really hate my neighbors.
Had a dream last night which, while it didn't really spook me but on reflection is pretty fucked up.>Be at some space port in the future>Feel my teeth getting weak, the fuck?>Crunch, something gives>Not the first time this happens in a dream, most likely retainers shift to feel like a molar pops out>I'm dreaming so I don't know shit about that, inspect mouth>Bit of gum has come off, three back teeth out too>thisiswherethefunbegins.jpg>Panicking look to see two of them have this black oozing gunk inside them, they look hollow>Turn to imaginary dream pal, ask what the hell this is>"Oh don't worry, that's just the eggs">My dreamworld dumbass just says ok and goes on with space exploration>mfw I wake up and realize I had space-bug eggs in my teethMaybe we shouldn't go to space, guys
To anyone who has dreams regarding the destruction of their teeth, for hundreds of years it has been believed that such dreams are about the subconscious loss of potency. These dreams represent your mind realizing that you are powerless and weak.
>>59282443Teeth falling out is actually one of the most common dreams out there. It's bizarre. Almost all other common dreams are real vanilla stuff, ex flying, falling, being in a car with someone, running from something... and then teeth falling out.
>>59282591That's not the problem, the problem was what was IN those fuckers when they fell out. Teeth coming out in a dream, no problem. Eggs in the teeth, call the panic van
>>59282443For some reason, my dreams never have my body physically change, nor do I suffer any kind of pain. I mostly just dream of weird shit.>Dreaming last night>There was some mind controlling thing which was making kids kill each other inside a school>Wake up from that, fall asleep again>This time, I'm dreaming about some realm of endless water>It's like space, except it's water instead, no solid ground or anything>There was even a sun inside the water>Beyond the sun's light, the water is extremely murky and there could have been anything lurking inside that great abyss
>>59255503>the suicide plant>The hairs cause an extremely painful stinging sensation that can last anywhere from days to years>The recommended treatment for skin exposed to the hairs is to apply diluted hydrochloric acidAustralia was a mistake.
>>59267818can't tell if hot or gross
>>59267818What hand holding do you do where she can do that?Also, you should start sticking things down her throat to see how she like being fucked with.
>>59282981My cousin brushed his hand against one of the leafs briefly and spent the first week crying and screaming nonstop, barely slept or ate.
>>59282510>>59282591I have a lot of teeth dreams. More now that my wisdom teeth I didn't get removed have started breaking apart.
>>59282510Could be, but I never had a single dream about losing my teeth, and I sure do doubt my potency and power every day.
>>59282981>the pain literally lasts for years
>>59254172>What creeps you out?Centipedes.Other bugs are perfectly cool, but centipedes terrify me
>>59255503why the fuck does this even exist
I always like the quiet kind of creepy. Whenever I run a campaign I'll let the players find things a little out of the ordinary at first. People acting a little off, maybe defensive or deflective from questions. Tension mounts, they'll find some clues, but nothing really specific. Just vague information, maybe a shell casing left in the mud, or a bit of fabric from some blue jeans at the edge of the woods. The entire time I'll run the session I'll play things like this in the background:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UChzxK9gknMAs things start to escalate further I switch into Dark Ambient music, trying to get the vibe as heavy as I can.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpmAD4gcLMoThe last thing you want to do is reveal the threat. Show how threatening it is without revealing the threat, is what I'm saying. Bodies strewn across a field, a man ritually sacrificed with his skinned face placed in his hands which are resting upturned in his lap with his legs crossed beneath. A massive hole in the ground, and across the land leading to the sinkhole is massive indention, like something was pulling itself towards it. It's all about atmosphere, you can make anything creepy, it doesn't necessarily even have to be intentionally creepy things.
The slow reveal of something having been wrong and creepy all along, but the characters finally notice, best if too late.I remember a scene from a book, in which an ancillary character eho has been around for a bit occasionally repeats the phrase "here we come". In one quiet, should-be-safe moment, she keeps saying here we come as others are having a conversation about how to find the Big Bag Monster. It happens about three times before attention really gets drawn to it, the main character gries to asks what she means, before she just starts chanting it and then twitching, and in "here we are here we are HERE WE ARE RICHARD", then badness happens. It was well built up, gave me chills.
I usually play noblebright campaigns because that's what my group likes, but in one session our GM managed to creep us all out by describing the fate of some captured angels being tortured for their feathers (which have magic properties).I can't remember many of the details, but it was ultimately very visceral; gore does work. There was a lot of description of flayed skin, bits of ripped flesh, bits of metal sticking out of limbs, mangled faces, missing fingers... that sort of thing. Also the fact that none of them actually showed any signs of pain.I'm usually quite resistant to 'shock' horror, so I guess what really hammered it in for me was the lack of life underneath it. GM described them as physically alive, but not really 'alive', inside, if you get what I mean.At one point our wizard accidentally gave one of them consciousness again and, after thanking her, opted for suicide. Wasn't pretty.
>>59287092Why is this
>>59287105This fellow appears to be melting, as per >>59254688.
>>59258704Ah fuck the mannequin scene. Ugh.
>>59258704Why would you stay in the storeroom through that whole sequence? Wouldn't most players just turn around and leave?
Stuff being in my food. Bugs, mainly.Or bugs having been in my food.FUCK roaches creep me out. Hate them so much. Useless vermin...
My fears Probably wouldn’t translate well to an rpg session>only social contracts stop people from randomly beating the shit out of you or pushing you onto some train tracks>intrusive thoughts that tell you that doing something awful could be fun >being completely at the mercy of another human being (being tied up and tortured horrifies me)>people that you care about suddenly hating you, or even worse, not knowing who you are at all
>>59287644Also being in a frightening and dangerous situation but having your body completely fail you and being unable to move.Panic attacks fucking suck
>>59287644Coming across a town ruled by a band of petty murderhobos who get their jollies out of shit like thatIntelligent evil items, and warlock patronsHaving a PC be caught by one of the murderhobosMass magical fuckery perhaps someone wrote your name on paper and fed it to the Void Fish>>59287755Petrification and probably a number of other smaller spells could cause that to happen.A lot of those fears sound like they could make a solid adventure.
>>59287105Spiky dude's ability is that if you touch any fingerprint he has left on a surface you start to melt. The finger prints expand over time. He's jojo's bizarre adventure villain
>>59254172House centipedes.I'm too scared to even Google a fucking picture of these monsters.
Dangerous Visions, a book from 1967, is a collection of short stories that were meant to be as offensive and controversial as possible. Its age is on display, but holy fuck are some of the stories twisted.Some highlights:http://will.tip.dhappy.org/blog/Porn%20Recommender/.../book/by/Miriam%20Allen%20Deford/The%20Malley%20System/Miriam%20Allen%20Deford%20-%20The%20Malley%20System.html (One of my players went damn near catatonic when he found and lived through Shep's memory)http://will.tip.dhappy.org/blog/Porn%20Recommender/.../book/by/Robert%20Bloch/A%20Toy%20For%20Juliette/Robert%20Bloch%20-%20A%20Toy%20For%20Juliette.html and its sequel http://will.tip.dhappy.org/blog/Porn%20Recommender/.../book/by/Harlan%20Ellison/The%20Prowler%20In%20the%20City%20at%20the%20Edge%20of%20the%20World/Harlan%20Ellison%20-%20The%20Prowler%20In%20the%20City%20at%20the%20Edge%20of%20the%20World.htmlI ran a Numenera game based on it and my players were constantly flipping their shit. The very first session to set the tone was based on this story. https://genius.com/Philip-k-dick-faith-of-our-fathers-annotated (It's kind of long, but it's a trip and a half)One player filled Chien's role, everybody else was Tanya. When my Chien went to report his findings to the other PCs, he was so goddamned stunned, he basically refused to tell them anything. Another PC had "Sees Beyond" and stared into his eyes to try to see what he had seen. She saw the Entity *inside* his eyes and she was able to have the same conversation with It.
>>59254644https://youtu.be/_As1pHhyDHYYou must love bobbit worms then. :)
>>59292143YOU HAD A CHANCE AT FLCL. BUT YOU FUCKED IT UP
>>59287256Sure, but there's also the thing that a lot of people would also find it intriguing.It's because the atmosphere is built so well. Silent Hill 1, 2 and 3, while obviously scary, are also immensely fascinating because they are so meticulously crafted in their presentation.
Describing violence has never been as bad as seeing the aftermath of violence. No matter what I described it wasn’t as bad as whatever the players cooked up in their head as they tried to piece together what happened. One investigation into a haunted murderscene the players freaked them out when they went into the bathroom.>Dimly lit>All tiled> Very spacious> Most alarming thing in the room is some sort of pulley system hanging over a drain>Player moves to investigate the pulley rope above the drain>Slips on wet tiles, falls to the ground>As they get up, grab a hold of something mushy like an old damp towel>Now standing they check out what they’re holding>Tangled strands of hair>Realize their hand is slick with blood>See the patches of skin still dangling from itThey still call me fucked up after over 6 months so it must work well.
>>59292186You happen to know where I could get a pdf of this?
>>59292143Huh. Reminds me of a Shirow anime I saw ages ago.
People regularly commit suicide.Nobody really knows why.
>>59282591I feel like this is a memetic poison and that now I've been exposed to it I will dream of losing teeth.
Creepiness is hard to gauge just because you don't know how into a game the players are are. You just saying that it's dark and there's some spooky stuff happening right out of your view, but some people just don't bite and will just say okay.
>>59282443>>59282591>>59283821>mfw I never remember my dreamsI'm glad I don't have to deal with this shit.
>>59291645They're in your walls you know...
>>59254172>What creeps you out?Mentally scarred lolis.
i suppose none of these are original>some curse that makes characters obsessive for commiting suicide in some gruesome way>enemies that can only be disabled momentarily and become stronger/makes you weaker every time you defeat them>immortal enemies that chases you based on an unclear set of rules
>>59254459Related but distinct from what you wrote; have you guys ever taken a couple of minutes and actually thought about teeth and fingers?The former is basically small but numerous bone-like protrusions of varying shapes in an otherwise wet and fleshy hole.The latter are short, thin and squirming-yet-weirdly-rigid tentacles at the end of long limbs.That's some real-life body-horror shenanigans.
>>59291645>House centipedes.Why did I google that while watching porn on the other screen?
>>59259171No. I spent time studying them six years ago or so, and their society was extremely rigid. We're also talking about just the Mexica of Tenochtitlan, not the entire "empire", was just two cities allied with Tenochtitlan and all the vassal cities that payed tribute to them. What we know today as Mexico functioned more like the city-states of classical Greece, although it's not a one-to-one comparison. The sacrifice rituals are often overestimated as well. Don't get the wrong idea, it absolutely happened and it was a hideous affair, but it was always a very organized affair (if we're talking about the sacrifice of captives, they were taken in pre-arranged "Flower Wars") and depending on your lot it could be a great honor.Another thing to note is that not all the gods asked for or required sacrifice. There's a legend of Quetzalcoatl (yes, that Quetzalcoatl) refusing to accept human sacrifice, and instead only taking offerings of flowers and butterflies (quick note; the pre-Columbian Mexicans fucking loved flowers, they had a huge perfume industry as well). The big one is really Huitzilopotchli, the patron of the Mexica people. He was a massive asshole, and the story of what he put the Mexica through isn't super far off from what Yehowah put the Israelites through in the book of Exodus- just a little more "we're going to die please fucking do something" and less "Can we settle yet we've been circling the holy land for 20 years".Original point, though; society was strict. The only people that could move around at all were a special class of merchant spies that the Mexica sent to other cities they planned to war with. If you were in with them, you could dick around and had a fair degree of autonomy, but otherwise you were probably just a farmer and you would be detained if you visited a relative a city over without permission.
>>59254172People who attempt suicide via gunshot to the head and survive. It happens more often than you would think. I remember hearing a story from a nurse who saw some woman come into the emergency room and it went something like>late night>woman is rushed in, suicide attempt>gunshot wound>face and front of head is mostly gone>pieces of jaw still present>she's still awake and can hear everything>after trying to figure something out doctors decide she's a lost cause>"pull the plug">she starts breathing faster, heart rate goes up>she heard it too
>>59303985It's because sucking on a pistol is a very hard way to kill yourself. Shotguns are easier since they fuck up SO much, but pistols are pretty contained in their bullet trajectories, but it will still fuck you up. I seem to remember that if you're using a pistol, you want to put it against the side of your head, and not the temple because it's more likely that your angle is too far forward, and it'd just mutilate your eyes and brow.
>>59286836It must be from one of the Creator's custom splatbooks, I'm sure.
>>59302209Ehh, fingers not really, but what are your nails?What do they grow out of? What are they attached to? What is the skin like beneath them? What ARE they?
>>59305111Great, now I'm imagining shit coming out of my nailbeds instead of my ass.
>>59268026>It is pitch black>You are so deep underwater, you can only see a few feet ahead, anything further is simply the underwater equivalent of the void>All you feel is the cold movements of the water>You are all alone, all you have on you is your oxygen tank and the mask>Nobody is able to communicate with you>Vague movements are all over but you only see black silhouettes>You don't know where you'd even have to go to escape this dreaded scenario>Unknown sounds are coming from everywhere around you>All you want to do is comfort yourself, saying it's just fucking fish, but you know well enough that it could be anything>Maybe it's a fast giant eel/snake hybrid coming right at you, it's eyes staring right into yours and you can't even see it until it decides to do with you as any other predator several times your size would>Maybe it's a slow creature, three times the size of a whale, that will simply swallow you whole, or maybe it'll bite down and you'll be torn in half by it's teeth>What about an octopus instead ? Ready to latch itself onto you and eat you piece by piece like a fucking mantis consumes other tiny insects>For all you know it could be some kind of underwater alien facehugger, forcing itself into your face>Or maybe it's all tiny little worms getting in between the gaps of your clothing, and entering through the pores in your skin, your eyeballs or you might feel something the size of a catterpillar move up your nostril and there's nothing you could do about any of this>You could close your eyes of course and accept your fate in the depths, but you'll still hear the sounds, you'll still feel the movements>The only question is whether or not you will have to look the horror in the face as you now realize how it is being the lowest of the low and you can't do anything about it>You can't block out your senses, you can only suffer and disappear into the void
Guys, how weird would it be to be on a ship in the middle of the Pacific and you wake up and everyone else has abandoned you even your family pretty unusual right haha.
>>59270238I always wondered but can't find an answer.Do you only get Kuru if you eat the brain, or do you get it eventually by eating the meat?In other words, would a human be capable of cannibalism without negative side effects or would it be a delayed death sentence that ends in you being comatose and decomposing in your own shit?
>>59305486You get it faster from eating the brain, and slower from eating the normal meat.
>>59305603But it is unavoidable ?
The thought of what it really feels like to be burned alive.
>>59305619Technically yes, if you find a chemical process that removes all the prion vectors. But practically, no, it's inevitable.
>>59305693Could you elaborate on that ?For example, if a person was to eat other people and regularly went to a hospital that were willing and able to treat him/her, (if such a medical option exists), they'd be able to eat people for their entire lives? Or do you mean, chemically removing that shit from the meat in a laboratory and then consuming it?
>>59305773I meant removing the prions from the meat in a laboratory. Currently, we have no methods to treat the disease. Are you one of those refined cannibalism anons from a few weeks ago?
>>59305846No, I'm just a person with questions about ridiculous shit and a serious interest in special/rare diseases.
>>59305846Kuru is a fake disease that was made up by the elites to stop us little people from absorbing mana.
>>59305486>>59305603>>59305693>>59305773A lot of misconceptions here. Kuru is not like, "eat a human, you're fucked!" You have to eat someone with a prion disease. If they don't have a prion disease, it's like eating any other meat. And guess what, most people don't have prion diseases. Once you get it though you're totally fucked.
>>59300240if you dont sleep for at least 8 hours its like you dont have any, which is why you dont remember them
>>59254172Being helpless. Whether trapped, or chased by a monster you can't kill, or put into a situation where the tools you have CANNOT help you escape or survive. That'll do it. You can't just describe freaky stuff, you have to actually put me in danger.
Kuru is the same as CJD, Mad Cow, Deer Wasting Disease, etc. It exists mostly in the brain, but can go to any part with a blood supply. It is impossible to destroy in food without also destroying the food, and nearly impossible to remove from objects it gets on.It has nothing to do with canabalism per say, it is just once intoduced to a population of any creature that engages in canabalism, it is almost impossible to stop because it can take decades to manifest.In England, it was literally easier to kill every single cow in the country than it was to try to control. And to this day, you cannot donate blood in the US if you may have been exposed to UK beef during the time and the years leading up to the outbreak, because you may spread the disease through your blood.
>>59254172The whole idea of locked-in syndrome/trapped for eternity thing. The ending of this story fucks me up every time.
>>59254172Any time i have to shut my eyes for longer than 2 seconds like when i wash my face in the shower scares the shit out of me that when i open them somthing will be there
>>59310738That's an oddly specific one.
>>59259171>aztecs basically thought the sun was like the Emprah and to keep the sun going they sacrificed countless peopleyou tell me
>>59310738I have a similar fear. Except it's any time the lights are off in the bathroom. Any other room is fine, but a bathroom that's pitch black triggers my fight-or-flight something fierce.
>>59255561Yo what the fuck this shit is straight panic attack ultra death music I FUCKING LOVE THIS
I got a few fears, but mainly being something watching me and waiting for a chance to strike. But there are two things that are>Mirrors>Darkness obscuring facesNow these two go hand in hand because of this. If you want a good scare go into your bathroom and turn off the light. Look into a mirror for a few minutes directly at yourself. Mirrors retain light well and lose it slowly over time. So you will see the light fade away from your face until only certain features are lit. If this doesn't scare you then make a few faces. I did this when I was young and jesus fucking christ I have never been more scared. Not even when I let the fear get to me on if someone was watching me.
>>59277846That shit will fuck you up man, but people militantly defend it.
>>59305661At first, it is the ultimate hellish pain.Then, there is nothing, because all of your nerves have been destroyed. You just melt.
>>59254172The thought that all of the media behind time travel and the butterfly effect are an attempt to dissuade us from attempting to travel time beacuse something from the future doesnt want us to. Had this thought the other day and it has been eating at me ever since.
>>59257196I have a desire to know moreWhat could the dog and dude potentially be? Really got my noggin joggin and that ain't a lie
>>59275491>Even worse when you're with a friend or a pet and they start staring into the darkness in complete silence like they saw somethingIt's called being alert, you WANT to see that when you're in a creepy situation. I go quiet as fuck and really focus whenever I'm creeped out, which happens a decent amount because I like camping and I'm also easily spooked.I get bitched at by my friends because I'll often tell them to quiet down and then sit staring off into the darkness like there's a stick up my ass for several moments until someone disturbs me.Jokes on them, eventually something is gonna be there and I'll sound the alarm fast as fuck.
>>59254644Clear water is the worst, just staring into the darkness below is horrible.
>>59256287no thank you
>>59264937>violation of the sacrosanct, the perversion of the familiarCouldn't agree more with this. One way I've found out of doing effective horror is to first make your players familiar with the setting and characters, and then slowly twist it more and more until they feel totally alienated from what they once thought normal.For example, in one CoC campaign I handed out different information for each player that described the relation of their characters to the other PCs and various NPCs, which started to get them to connect. Then I also gave them (without telling) 3 in-game days for them to explore the town, the mansion (where they would ultimately be stuck inside of with other npcs) and the setting, and try to investigate the few mysteries I've presented.By that time, they already knew their way around well enough to think they'd know what to expect, but they were wrong. In the 4th day, I unleashed the evil behind the scenes, which was basically John Carpenter's The Thing, with the difference that mine didn't need to eat someone to become that person. Took them a long time to find out exactly what was happening, and they were very distressed all the way through, especially because my "thing" was much more of a stealth killer than Carpenter's. They only got a look at it in it's insanity-inducing shape in the very end of the scenario.The best part, in my opinion, where they also caught a glimpse of it, was just when they had found out it was killing and probably mimicking people's appearance. They were in the 1st floor hallway trying to get to the workshop, when they found the corpse of a girl they were just chatting with in another room.They panicked pretty hard, and immediately went back there and fired about 5 shotgun shells at her. After they thought they had managed to do it, one player looked back over his shoulder to the hallway, just to see the door slowly closing, the "corpse" peeking at them from the crack before it slammed shut.
>>59310738bet you reaaally like the SCP-173
>>59316812>After they thought they had managed to do it, one player looked back over his shoulder to the hallway, just to see the door slowly closing, the "corpse" peeking at them from the crack before it slammed shut.Now that's just mean. I like it.
>>59258618It depends on what kind of millipede it is. I mean I think these two are finehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud-bV9kkysoBut then the ones that have legs longer than their torsos need to be exterminated.
>>59273466I think there's a general aesthetic appeal to seeing cute shit get suddenly dark. I think that's why almost every Kirby boss turns into an eldritch abomination with a blood curdling scream or bleeding eyes or other shit that would be edgy in a normal artstyle. The later games are basically playing it up by implying Kirby is one of those abominations who just remains cutesy, possibly made from the same material as most of the villains