Itt: we discuss fears and ideas from our childhood that others might use in their games.>when I was 8 I completely misunderstood what a soul was. > rather than a human conciousness I thought it was simply a parasite that lived in your chest and fed in good behavior.
>>27992233Holy shit OP, that's awesome.Can you make it in a game where like it explodes out of a person's chest a' la aliens, with a weird ritual or cultural significance attached to it?Anon's lived a good life, his soul is beginning to morph. Let's get a celebration going.That kind of thing.And maybe there's this great evil thing that's just swooping by and eating all the souls that evacuate out of their chests and causes great lamentations to all those around?
When I was younger I thought mirrors were windows to another universe. I thought my reflection was the evil me and would eventually come through it to try and kill me.
This fucking show mang
When I was seven I read a book on space and it had some in it about black holes. I then realized that everything ends in darkness and there was no way to stop it and I'd be forgotten after I died.
>>27992444I also had a huge fear of blood clots. My grandpa was a trucker and said to me once if I was sitting for too long they'd form in your legs and then they'd have to cut them off. I hated sitting in school because I always thought my legs were going to be cut off one day because a clot would form.
>>27992233Aztec sacrifice takes on a new angle.Is there some kind of fois gras of the soul, where they force-feed you morality until your soul become engorged and they can get more days for it?Is there an Aztec boy scouts association which works as a farm for overdeveloped souls?
>>27992233When I was a child I was deathly afraid of cockroaches crawling on me. Logically I knew they were just big bugs and had no biting mouths or stingers, but I'd have nightmares where I'd be buried under a crawling tide of cockroaches and I'd wake up in a cold sweat and be unable to get back to sleep.I don't have the nightmares anymore, but I still hate roaches.
>>27992377That's not an uncommon trope in folklore, actually. Pretty sure there are even scattered references to a "Plane of Mirrors" in D&D here and there.
I used to be terrified of a winged night stalker, called the Window Tapper, that would fly up to windows where the curtains hadn't been drawn at night and tap on the glass. Looking at him through the glass, would cause him to realise you were there and he'd break in and kill you. The only way to be safe was to not move a muscle and keep your eyes shut tight.Looking back, my parents had a really shitty way of getting me to go to sleep.
>>27992233For some reason I was under the impression that my mother had eaten my little sister when I could not find her in the house once. The implications of this did not phase me at the time. Looking back, that was one hell of a fucked up thing to think about your parents.
When I was a child, I was told of the checker.A spirit that walked through the house at midnight to check if everyone was asleep, if they weren't they were taken away.My parents were dicks.I was also told that there was a man that stood in our backyard incase somebody left in the late night hours.
There a trope I like to use about a kids.As you grow up, you lose certain memories. Or rather you choose to forget certain things because the alternatives are too horrible to contemplate. There is a reason children are scared of the dark.
>>27992233My mother used say that she would sell me to the gypsies or letting the Mörökölli take me when I was bad. The gypsies didn't scare me that much. But the Mörökölli scared me to no end. The biggest part in that I think, is that when I asked her what it was she couldn't really tell me.Its just a generic finnish name for a boogeyman. But thats what frightened me.Gypsies are just people, but a fucking Mörökölli, that could be anything.
>>27993826>Gypsies are just people,>Gypsies>PeoplePick one.
>>27993881Figure of speech, my dear sir. Figure of speech.
>>27993911When did this shit start? It's so annoying. What if someone who hasn't been to /pol/ doesn't share your opinion? What then?
>>27993826My dad always said he'd sell me to the gypsy miners.
>>27993911I've never even been on /pol/, it's just common knowledge that gypsies are the scum of the earth.If you are one please carry this message to your extended family,>STOP FUCKING STRIPPING THE COPPER WIRE OUT OF MY BUILDINGS SHIT
>>27993768There is a common notion that children are more attuned to/aware of supernatural phenomena than adults.Perhaps this numbing to the eldritch is an adaptive trait?
>>27992233We moved into our new house, and didn't unpack for a while. So we just filled the spare room with boxes. I was about nine, and for some reason got it into my head that there was some kind of monster living in there. Fucking terrified me, had to run past it to get to my room.
>>27993952You Finnish or live on the border by any chance?
>>27993911I'm not even that poster, but I wouldn't spit on a gypsy if they were on fire.
>>27993911Sorry, but I'm with him. I hate /pol/, but not as much as I hate gypsies.
>Afraid to eat or drink when you have a lasceration wound for fear that the increase in pressure inside your body would force something out
>>27994091Whu-I don't... What?
>>27992233When I was little I always had dreams that were super vivid and always in the setting of my room at night. I thought that they actually happened.Once there was a huge fucking bug, like the size of a regular persons head, that crawled across my bed. I don't remember waking up, I don't remember being asleep at all that night. All I remember is that there was a huge fucking bug and I cried for my momma. When she came in there was no bug. We checked the entire room and there was no bug. To this day I still believe that there was a bug.
>>27992233>Fear that if a fan or open window was left near a sick person they would die>hot showers makes your hair fall out>Loose belts make you dieThat last one caused me to wear my belt so tight that until high-school I had bruises on my hips.
>>27994133I have to ask.What was the rationale behind the belt thing?
>>27994227I have no clue, all three of those superstitions came from my Turkish great grandfather and his family.Something about your belt keeping your body from slumping over into a pile of bones.
>>27994257He probably just wanted to make sure you kept your pants on tight, but what a terrible way to do it...
>>27994316The scary part is that he lost all of his hair in Germany after WW2 because that was the first time he had ever taken a hot shower and he died in the same room as a fan that had been left on over night.
>>27994336I don't even know what to say about that, but wow.I'll just leave it at wow.
>>27994316> No grandson of mine is going to run around with his pants around his ankles!
>>27992233Er, when I was a kid I was scared that the toilet would blow up when I flushed it.
>>27992233When I was a kid I believed that at night statues and pictures would come to life and move around. I never knew what they would do if I wasn't watching them, so if there were any near me I would vigilantly watch them for as long as I could because I was afraid of what might happen if I didn't.
>>27992233I had the fear that twelve-foot-tall skeletons were going to come when I was asleep and devour me.To avoid that, I had to stay awake and keep staring at the door. It also didn't help that my room had no windows and tended to be pitch-black at night.
>>27994446I also believed that dreams warned you about places that were dangerous, so after having a dream where two shadows were standing in the laundry room, and one of them seemed to kill the other, I never wanted to be in that room alone again.
My mother used to put tiny amounts of bleach in my food when I was "bad", causing me to vomit.She said I was "sick a lot" later.I was sent to the mental ward a few years ago for bringing it up and trying to clarify the past, now I live with a label of being delusional.That and my father is still in denial of who his donor was.The man that raised him has dark hair. He has blonde.I was sent to the mental ward for that too.
When I was 6 or 7 my parents told me to be careful when I was playing outside, because junkies would toss their syringes in the street or whatever and if I ever saw one I shouldn't touch it.But they didn't tell me what a syringe was, so that night I had a dream where there was this big ass canyon in the middle of my tiny town and I was with a friend of mine between the canyon... and a syringe. The syringe was an orange-yellow thingy, crescent moon shaped, and a cartoonish face. It attacked us undulating calmly, and we just stopped it with our feet.
>>27994536You realize that a dark haired man can have blonde kids right?Even with another dark haired woman.
>>27994536> What is recessive genetic traits and child-abuse for 600.
When I was asleep, a parade of monsters and ghosts were around my room, like a Wild Hunt. If they saw me directly, they could go after me, so I was under my blankets at those moments. I stayed like that until I thought they were gone, and hey, luckily they were gone. The only thing that made me uncover was go after the rescue of my teddy bear or plush toys, who was usually outside the blankets, that means it was in danger
>>27994555His donor was blonde.Also my grandfather told me when I was twelve, while dying of cancer, that he was sterile.So there's that.
>>27994536Well, what if you are delusional, Anon? Bleach is dangerous stuff.
>be kid>play pretend i'm a dinosaur>all the time>bite my little sister>parents scold me>"but that's what dinosaurs do">logic'dJust putting it out there.
I always thought that the boiler in my house would come alive sometime and come for me.
>>27994679> Well he has a point, honey.
>>27994651A drop is enough.
>>27994091funnily enough, antiquated views of circulation before the 15th century (or maybe the 14th, can't remember first-year history of bio that clearly) held that blood ebbed and flowed like the tides.People also believed you had 'too much blood' when you were sick - thus extra blood needed to be let out.
>>27992443"I wonder what's behind the spoiler? Can't be too scary""Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope"
>>27993952Hey, my dad said he'd sell me to gypsies when I was being naughty.Oh, that reminds me.One time I was staying at my grandparents', he told me he'd installed cameras and shit so he'd know if I was misbehaving.I think it might not be a coincidence that I'm pretty paranoid.>>27993980I am.
>>27992443You are most likely European because as an American I didn't know about it until a few months ago
>>27994815Cool, My mom comes from lakeland too. Just wondered if its a finnish thing cuz I never heard anyone use gypsies to scare children before or since.
>>27993768>There is a reason children are scared of the dark.It's because there could be fucking anything in there. I don't know what's in there. You don't know what's in there. Yeah, it could just be a sweater, but it could also be a psychopathic monster cunningly disguised as a sweater.It could even be Wesley Crusher
>>27994878Yeah, it is.I mean, I don't know for certain whether or not they do it in the neighboring countries, but I always understood it was just something we did.Most Finns hate them with a passion, though, so I can't see anyone selling their kid to them, no matter how badly they behaved.Heh.
>>27994878Nah, I'm American and my parents used it on me to.A German buddy of mine was told the same stories as a kid.I think everyone just naturally hates gypsies.
>>27994793>>27994860What is it?
>>27992233I had a weird 'use it or lost it' attitude toward my childhood brain. I thought i had to use it on a daily basis, otherwise it would have atrophied by the next day.. and also believed that if i worked hard enough, i could "know everything". Every toy i had that was in the likeness of some humanoid/sentient thing was kept on the highest shelf (about 4/5 feet off the ground at the time). I thought that was a pretty good precaution to take in case they ever came alive during the night, until i dropped one while trying to retrieve it off the top shelf. It wasn't lego, so it just bounced without a scratch.I also used to do this weird rocking back and forth/humming to myself while trying to get to sleep. Through some monumental cognitive bias, i reasoned that until i did, i would never truly fall asleep.(Preface: neither myself nor parents are religious)When i was 10-ish, I seriously believed that the statue we drove by on the way to my cousin's house in London was God. In reality he was just some old robed 16th-century architect with a weirdly inviting pose, and my parents had a good laugh with the other side of the family about it. I didn't really care though, every time we drove by it i would have a nice little mental conversation about how good i'd been lately with it.
>>27995005Oh shit, that's a first.My ex-wife is American and she had never heard of anyone doing it, so I kinda assumed you guys didn't.Oh, I'm this guy. >>27995001
>>27993911Sorry dude but Gypsies are like the only ethnic group where 100% of the stereotypes are true. In order to live as a gypsy you must be a criminal by nature. How do you think they roam about with no passports, jobs, or documentation? They steal and border jump for a living. They kidnap children and probably have raped plenty. Fuck Gypsies.
>>27993943when /co/ started accepting tumblr bullshit and allowed the cancer of the internet to fester.
I believed there was something in the toilet at my school, so I didn't sit down and somehow tried to hover above the seat.
I've always had this strange psychological fear of things moving at this specific very slow speed. Whether I was in a car stuck in slow moving traffic at like 2-3 mph or so (never measured), or just laying in bed at night hallucinating endless blocks falling every so slowly but surely from the ceiling, this speed has been my bane. I haven't suffered from it in years, but I can only imagine that it was just my understanding of the slowly creeping speed of death. If you were to make this a game, it would be as if everything but the characters slowly lost speed in whatever they were doing, the music you're playing in the background slows to a crawl, and even the droning voice of the DM slows down to a creep. It always got my heart pumping, and not in the good way.
>>27995116Also for a time I believed that my toys might do something to me, some older kid told a toned down chucky story.
I only really remember having one Nightmare in particular as a child, it was kinda freaky. Weirdest part was I had the same dream something like 6 or 7 times.I found myself on what appeared to be a lawn of a typical midwest suburb house, green grass, clean white walls, things like that. Everything is nice and sunny, a chill place; Except for the fact that this house and it's yard are seemingly floating in space, and in every direction off this "Island" are giant, black gears and belts, like the innerworkings of a great engine. the gears were are all slick with a black oil, and the only noise I could hear was the churning, grinding of them turning for some unidentifiable purpose, like a blender slowed down by 75%. Standing on the edge of the Island is a young girl who looks much like Alice from Alice In Wonderland, staring at The Gears, completely still. As I begin to walk toward her to ask where I am, she turns around, looks at me, and steps off the edge into the spinning, grinding gears below. I run to the edge and find myself staring into The Gears for some time, looking for any sign of the girl. Right about here is where I wake up, after what feels like anywhere between a few minutes of watching to several hours.I also had a dream that I was watching a cow grazing in a field for several hours. That's it, nothing else happened. It was the most boring dream I can remember.
>>27995059Well, I am >>27994257 >>27994336It could have easily been a story that my great grandfather brought from Turkey or back from Germany.
>>27992233When I was younger I used too think that velociraptors would break into my room to try and look for me.Obviously by throwing my blanket over my head they would not be able to find me (in a very I can't see you can't see me attitude).I loved Jurassic park and all its sequels as it showed you how to defeat and survive the dinosaurs.Just glad as a child I didn't take it into my head that covering myself in shit would also hide me.
>>27994911Even now I have an over reactive imagination and the dark terrifies me because of that
>>27995173One thing I forgot, when a blanket is settling it forms around you and some stiffer ones only cave in a bit.I assumed when a blanket caved in that was the velociraptors running after where they last saw me and upon encountering the blanket they would assume I left.At that point they would be waiting around my room so I can't move or they would realize how I tricked them because velociraptors are very smart.
>>27995160Once, I had a dream about everyone turning into mice or something, and then my family formed a traveling band. Then I woke up and went to school.that was when I woke up. Again. Didn't dare to sleep the rest of the night.
>>27995160Oh man, reminds me of a reoccuring nightmare I used to have. I would be in a lab, and some scientists would, against proper caution, activate some kind of zero-point-energy device, which would end the universe. Right before the switch is flicked, time slows down immensely, and I am given the point of view of what everyone is doing right in the very instant before they die, completely unaware.It may not sound that scary said out loud, but fuck if it doesn't scare me still.
>>27995118Now that you mention slow speed as a cause of fear, it reminds me of something. When I was younger I would occasionally have nightmares (and sometimes I would get this feeling while awake) where I was moving terribly slowly, but my mind was moving faster than usual. I felt like my consciousness was going to burst out of my body, but I had no idea what might happen then. It was really a terrifying and uncomfortable feeling.
>>27994878I'm from America, and my mom used gypsies to scare me for a while. She saw a huge bus out back of a hotel we were staying in in Branson one year, that had mattresses and blankets and stuff in it in plain sight of the windows.She pitched a shit-fit and for a couple of months after we got back, she'd threaten to sell me to gypsies, or that if I went too far from the house, gypsies would snatch me.
>>27994492You wouldn't be murdered if you were in the room alone. You would only be murdered if you were in the room with someone else, which you did, you brave soul.
>>27993911If Gypsies are people, trees are worthy of human rights.
>>27995239I've had an Inception-y moment. I was once dreaming I was on a hill overlooking the ocean (It was actually the hill near Anvil in Oblivion, for some reason) at sunset, talking to some girl I knew about something I can't remember, the last thing she said was "Don't forget me". Then I "woke" inside a camp built inside a cave (Seemingly also in Oblivion, it was laid out in a similar way.) I reach under my pillow of my cot, pull out a knife, and check that their name is still engraved on the blade. That dream is kinda scary because I went a whole day before re-waking into reality.Also, this song reminded me of it when I heard it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oMm5-hLdiU
>>27995005Yeah, just like you all naturally hated the jews. And Americans naturally hated the blacks. They're the 'other', 'sub-humans' not 'real people' like the ones from your tribe. It's an understandable and quite natural reaction.
>think something mean about someone>profusely apologize in my mind, just in case they're psychicI still do this today.
If you gentlemen could keep the /pol/ related stuff down, that'd be just peachy.
>>27995331 Plot twist: I've been dead this whole time.
>>27995378>you allNice job distancing yourself from humanity, guy. If you're going to blame the blame game on society, go ahead and include yourself next time.
>>27995360There is nothing scarier than that feeling of "oh god, what is real". I've gone several hours worth of time inside a dream, "wake up", do my normal daily activities, wake up, and have the full memories of whatever I did inside the dream. It's insightful and terrifying.
>>27995390If you could stop being a no-fun-allowed-faggot and go back to tumblr, that'd be sickeningcaptcha:ntdsmu wonderfulsee even captcha agrees
>>27995001As far as I know Swedes don't.Badmouthing them and spreading vicious rumours, sure.But they ain't never boogeymen to children.
>>27995474Saging for this being completely off the topic of the thread, but while we're talking about not knowing what is real, I just want to say that for that reason I've always been terrified of being drugged (I'm especially talking about psychedelics here) without my knowledge of it. The idea that someone else could have power over my perception of reality is terrifying, and I'm worried about what could happen if I found that I liked the altered reality better than the one I'm in now.I guess that could be a kind of neat concept for a setting, yeah? Nobody has any idea what's real anymore, so everyone resorts to their own coping methods and becomes defined by their eccentricities in an attempt to hold on to themselves because they don't have a concrete idea of reality to hold on to.
>>27995492What.Me leaving would be sickening? I think you ought to proofread there, boyo.I honestly don't give a shit about gypsies or jews or whatever, I'd just prefer if the thread weren't derailed because of bitching about them.
>>27995360>>27995474To this day the scariest dream I have ever had has been a series of dreams within dreams. Listen to this.So for whatever reason in my dream my family moves to some kind of mansion which is super fucking creepy. I'm exploring it and it is huge and empty. Suddenly a bright glowing wisp comes out of no where, and I don't know why, but I am so terrified of it. I scream and begin running away. It chases me and right when it's about to catch me a translucent screaming face emerges from the wisp before I wake up.Now I'm in the mansion, but it was all just a dream. I walk around for a little bit talking to my brother when suddenly he is dragged into the basement by the wisp. I go to run outside but it is so cold I have to go inside or freeze to death. The wisp is waiting for me.I wake up. I'm in the mansion, and it's not so scary this time around. Well that's good at lea- the wisp breaks into the room I am in and chases me.I wake up in my room in my real house. Oh thank god it was all just a dream an I can- Wisp.I wake up. Phe- Wisp is hovering over me. This happens again and again and again and it was the worst experience i have ever had with a dream. What made it creepy was when I finally was awake I went downstairs thinking "My God that felt like forever" and my mom looked at me and said "Hey, it feels like you've been asleep forever." I half expected the wisp to burst in right then.
>>27995579You know the guy that derailed it was the guy saying "go back to /pol/?"
>>27995617My bait has been found.I guess I'll stop shitposting now.
>>27995617>Derail> I don't think that word means what you think it means.jpg
>>27995005Thats not true. My parents never scared me with the gypsies to behave. Probably because they were around stealing and afucking with us and I knew well what the gypsies could do to me and believe me, my behaviour at home didnt matter. My apparent monetary status, or how I looked back at them, however, mattered. To this day I always got away by talking. Funny thing, now them are always complaining that south americans and romanian gypsies came here to steal the government helps and so on. I'm from Spain, by the way.
See, here's the thing, the worst thing I was ever afraid of as a kid was kinda stupid. People lying about me, it being completely unbelievable, me offering a decent counter-argument, then the people in charge deciding that I was the liar and punishing me for something I didn't do. And then that follows me for the rest of my life, people always thinking I'm this terrible person when I didn't do what they've been told I did.It did happen, all of once, and it's made me second-guess my ability to explain myself since then, so I end up being wordy as hell. Which, as I understand it, makes me seem suspicious as all hell.
>>27995723I guess we don't have many in germany due to what happened under Hitler.Never saw a gypsy once.But I hear about roma officials complaining about holocaust memorials not mentioning their people.
>>27995222Holy shit, I was like that but with my ghosts and demons and monsters, Im >>27994617
>>27994133You know it's interesting that you say your grandfather was turkish.The Ottoman Turks prided themselves on their belts. They would have these ornate belts and wouldn't be caught dead without them, as their belts were some sort of symbol of either prestige or manliness. It's unclear to me which.
>>27995005>I think everyone just naturally hates gypsies.Well, I happend to live in a city with gypsy population. As far as I remember, I've never had problem with them because of their origin or colour of skin, just because they robbed place we rented as a club-room, attempted to pickpocket me couple times, and I had to defend some random lady againt one (it was the only time I got in brawl since elementary school).
>>27995788I'm Canadian and what is a Gypsy? Is it like an elf?
>>27992306Microbiology is fucking terrifying. Viruses are the original Alien. >There is a virus counterpart for every living cell known to man>The virus role in life is to find a match cell and infect it.>It infects it by literally raping the cell. It pierces the membrane and injects all its DNA to the cell.>The virus DNA then uses the cell to make more viruses, and the virus babies EXPLODE out of the cell, killing it instantly>OR the Virus DNA encodes itself into the cell. >This can give the cell new super properties, or change it. >When that cell multiplies or passes on its DNA to a daughter cell, it replicates the hybrid virus DNA as well. >Suddenly you have an army of super cells with new properties thanks to the virus DNA. >UNTIL BOOM>Millions of virus babies simultaneously explode out of the chests of millions of decedent cells. >These new virus babies now how some of the original cells DNA, taking its properties. >When these viruses inject new cells, it can share those properties with that cell as well.>Until its time is up...Viruses are scary as fuck.
>>27995873A gypsy is a subhuman that steals, mugs, robs, and kidnaps compulsively. They are defended by university professors and other people who have never come into contact with them.
>>27995873Gypsy are to Roma people what niggers are to black people.
Not really me, but my Stepbrother used to get some brutal ass cases of sleep paralysis, to the point where he asked me to shake him awake if I found him laying completely still with his eyes open (We used to wake up early and go build shit in the woods, I'd found him like that a few times and just assumed he was awake.), I guess it freaked him out enough that he is deathly afraid of becoming paralyzed and even said if he gets in a coma to pull the plug.
>>27995873No, it's more like kender
>>27995588Jesus christ. I do not envy you at all. Since we're on the subject of dreams, a friend once told me the story of her worst nightmare. She was walking around in her house, late at night, and opens the fridge to get a gallon of milk. Inside, it's just blackness with purple streaks through it, shifting slowly, with a slight vacuum like pull towed the blackness. She screams, and slams it shut. As she does so, she hears this crashing noise, and thinks the force of her shutting the door caused something to fall. She turns around, and the windows in the front room are wide open, no glass in them, with the purple blackness beyond. The curtains are slowly being pulled through the window into it.She runs upstairs, and she hears this soft groan, then tinkling and the breaking of glass as windows all around the house shatter and are pulled through. She's panicking and running around, and throws open a closet, looking for something, anything to help. It's black inside, with purple streaks slowly moving around. The door shudders, and the hinges break as it is dragged into the darkness. She's crying, and the tears are slowly floating through the air into the darkness. The windows and closet have now been swallowed up, and the darkness moves further into the house.Furniture starts to drag across the floor. The front door implodes, and the shards fly into the darkness beyond. She feels herself leave the ground, and begins floating slowly toward the nearest hole, screaming and crying. As her foot passes through the boundary edge, it goes completely numb. Her legs pass through, then her waist, her torso. She takes a final look around, still screaming, as her head passes the edge of the darkness.Everything is totally quiet. Time passes, she doesn't know how long. Then a very, very quiet hum, like the hum of a computer starting back up.Then she woke up.
>>27995747A-are you me? Ever since I was a kid I was always absolutely terrified that someone would convince me to do something awful, as my older cousins loved to do, and then force me to watch my parents and all my family turn away from me in disgust. The shame and despair was very real in all of those dreams, and it was always something quite awful that I couldn't explain, and my cousins of course would pretend to be just as shocked and horrified as the rest of the family, and they were so convincing I would often find myself questioning if I truly had just been a sick demented little devil of a child who had managed to justify to himself the awful things he had done. Ever since then I've had a terrible fixation with Justice and the concept of innocent people being falsely accused. I find myself furious whenever I feel that an innocent person has been punished for something they didn't do, and it's part of why I do enjoy playing paladins.
>>27995311Have you ever been attacked by a blonde gangster?
>>27995917I was just about to post about sleep paralysis. I would always get strange dreams/hallucinations when I would have it, where I would be in whatever room I was sleeping in, but there would be dark figures in the doorway, or one would be standing over me, choking me.
>>27995810Your story is what reminded me of it.Since we are talking about scary dreams I contribute to that.The scariest dreams I had is when I wasn't afraid of anything in particular I was just scared.I woke up scared, but knew there was literately nothing to be afraid of.I had a scary dream where when I was really young where I was driving a car, except I didn't know how to drive a car, or know where I was or where I was going or how to get back to where I came from.To make matters worse my baby sister was with me and if I crashed the car we would die.Not knowing what I was doing I just kept what ever I was doing because it hadn't gotten us killed yet.I don't actually remember ever looking out on the road during the dream.I have also had plenty of dreams where I am falling and wake up just before colliding with whatever I am about to hit.I also have had dreams where I am stabbed to death, had a limb destroyed/dismembered which I wasn't scared or in pain, but just silent in shock with a feeling of numbing cold coming from the targeted area.When I awoke after some time bleeding out I would usually find that part of my body numb from sleeping on it and constricting blood flow.
>>27995873Gypsies or Romani are a culture of people that wander from place to place just subsisting. They eat what they can, take what they need without paying for it, and are generally a nuisance to standard society.They're like a culture of beggars that, if you don't give them your change, will get their brothers, dad, and uncles and kick your shit in until they have your wallet, the change in your pocket, and your clothes.
>>27995895I actually grow up with Gypsies around, and while I would enforce the law, and better laws that stop reincident crimes and also stop them to raise their childrens with no school just because, as a criminals, I know they are people and I'd defend them from all the people who said some barbarity about them in this thread. And they had robbed me a few times. They are a bunch of mafia assholes. They need re-education and better law enforcement, not genocide. Also this hate and not talking about them like people just makes the breach bigger and helps keeping them there. I know of one or two girls who tried to study and left the ways of their people and raise no children like them but they had to fight with the power of their clan in one side, and the hate of everyone else on the other. And they had no blame. I personally think we have no guilt for the sins of our fathers, like I'm no murderer or criminal or slaver or whatever, and I dont feel guilty about it when someone tries to force that feeling unto me.
I feel I should mention that I stopped having nightmares altogether when I was about 13- when I got a Playstation. I read somewhere that people who play a lot of video games don't get nightmares because they see them as a challenge and fight back against them, sometimes using things from the game they were playing.This was on the first page of google, although not the one I was thinking of.http://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2012/01/13/video-games-inoculate-against-nightmares/?mod=google_news_blog>tfw one of the best dreams I've had recently was pretty nightmare-y until I started dual-wielding Lost Planet 2 Shotguns and the ability to move like the suit from Vanquish, and it became a ridiculous fast-pace action dream instead
When I was a kid, I had a series of abjectly terrifying nightmares that went on for years. They all began with me just playing, watching TV, whatever, when I'd hear a low, thrumming sound, like vibrating machinery. It always prefaced some kind of black "van" that might also have been a hearse pulling up to wherever I was. For what ever reason, I was always absolutely sure that whoever was in the van was after me, though I never knew why, and that I had, HAD, to escape no matter what. I would break into a dead run, flee my house, yard, schoolyard, wharever, plow through briars or swim across ponds, rivers, just fleeing for hours and hours, all while that thrumming sound followed me.More than once I woke up out of these dreams still in full flight mode, and woulkdscramble thought the house running and crying.
>>27995945Not you, but it's the same feeling.Some girl that was a year older than me followed me around the playground of my school for five or ten minutes demanding that I push her when I was, like, eight. I didn't want to, but she wouldn't leave me alone and I just wanted a quiet place to sit and draw during recess. When I finally did, I ended up in the office with her sitting there whimpering and fake-crying and telling the principal that I'd pushed her to the ground, sat on her, and twisted her nipples until they were black and blue.I explained that it was a lie, but my principal's answer was, essentially, "Tough. Whether you did it or not, she's got people backing her up and you don't. We have to do something to satisfy her parents that you've been punished suitably. The best I can do is just suspend you."
>>27996098that's what you get for listening when someone tells you to do something stupid.
>>27996201Considering I was eight or nine years old and, well, stupid, what do you expect? Someone was impeding my ability to do what I wanted to do, while demanding that I do something to make them stop.
>>27996229I wish I could've been there to defend you, nine year old me would've got furious if they wouldn't at least punish both of you fairly.
>>27996066Wow, you're the first person i've heard of doing that in reaction to a nightmare other than myself.Mind you, i always sort of lucid dream so every dream I am in I am aware is a dream and so when I run into a nightmare i just give myself any and all relevant superhuman abilities and turn it into a competition to see how long i can stay dreaming with my unconscious mind still maintaining the world.I try to maintain them as long as possible as once i mastered my first nightmare dreams became very sparse.Presently I am in 3rd-year university and the last time I dreamt was in 1st semester grade 12( I keep a dream journal).
>>27996055Are you from eastern europe?I wouldn't even know a gypsie/roma if I saw him.Most people here can get a job very easy if they speak the language corectly.If you have a strong regional inflection or foreign accent nobody even percieves you as "foreign".
>>27995953No... Is there some reference that I'm missing here?
I only remember my dreams when I sleep on my back. I sleep on my side more often than not, partly for comfort partly because of this. I'm a mentally unstable person who is still afraid of the dark, windows that arent covered by shades or curtains at night, god forbid open windows, and always imagine spooks suddenly appearing and attacking me, or worst just watching me.I avoid laying on my back, just incase I have a bad dream, even though the occasional ones I do remember are either incredibly mundane or kinda neat.
>>27995311That's what amphetamines are like
>>27996324>people here can get a job very easyno wonder gypsy never came to your land
>>27995936Spooky dreams thread?I have this recurring dream where I wake up and my perception is hazy and my body does not move. I can try to force my muscles to move but it feels like I am bound and there is an intangible force working against me.The first times it happened were the most terrifying. I woke up in my dimly lit room and saw things through two perspectives, one was the perspective of my eyes as they should be and the other was a third person perspective hovering slightly above my sleeping body and looking at the room. At the side of my bed there was a dark, shadowy figure which I can't quite see the features of, it was moving very slowly towards my as if it were savouring my terror. "Oh, shit, it's a demon" goes through my head. I try to call for help but I find my voice gone as if no air can come through my throat, the shadow is creeping towards me. I try to move, and find myself bound as if something is holding me in place. Then I struggle to move my arms, then an arm, then a forearm, then just a finger, with all my willpower while reciting prayers. It's still creeping towards me. Finally it gives in, my finger moves and soon my body can too, my vision becomes clear as if a shroud had been lifted. I am awake and terrified in my room and incredibly drowsy.Terrified to sleep but too sleepy to stay awake, I quickly fall asleep. Not long after, I awake again, immobile, my perception is hazy and the shadow is at the side of my bed. Terrified, I do the same as I did before. After prevailing, I constantly recited prayers until I fell asleep again.It still happens from time to time, and the visitor is not always a shadowy figure, sometimes a disembodied voice which laughs mockingly, sometimes it's barely recognisable. Because of my beliefs and partly because of the influence of Warhammer, I can somewhat manage to remain lucid when I'm beset by terror when it arrives.
>Spooky dreams thread?Does anyone happen to have a screencap of the thread with the guy who ended up disappearing after he tried to bone a ghost?
>>27996055If some woman escaped from her clan to go to college, I wouldn't hate her. However nothing will ever make me view gypsies living the gypsy life style as anything other than scum.They are so rooted in their degenerate ways that sometimes I think genocide would be best, but hey, at least I'm equal. I think sterilization of all repeat criminals and degenerates would be a good idea. Poor career criminals just raise shitty kids to become criminals or don't stick around at all. At least through mandatory repeat offender sterilization we could stop them breeding out of control.
When I was a lad, I firmly believed that, no matter what setting you were talking about, a magic-user must ALWAYS carry a staff-based implement, or else there magic wouldn't work. But when I saw pictures of Jesus, he usually wasn't carrying a staff. So I asked my parents, and they told me he didn't need one. Jesus, I surmised, must have been a deity of some sort.Don't know how this will factor into your games, besides never letting your caster players not have staves, but I thought it was a funny story regardless.
>>27996229Her punishment clearly should've been you twisting her nipples until they were actually bruised like she said.
>>27996055How is that anyone else's problem? How about this: Act like a cunt, get treated like a cunt. Plenty of people come from disadvantaged homes and plenty of people have it worse than Gypsies while still managing to act like people.Gypsies bare more similarity to rats or other pests.
as a kid I use to be convinced that if I wore one pair of shoes too often the others would feel left out, leading me to insist on wearing my wellies at lest once a week.>Gypsies Dear gypsies stop stealing the lead tiles of my roof and if you must camp somewhere how about not in the middle of the fucking cricket pitch, you cunts.
My dad is a sci-fi fan. He's the kind of guy who has VHS tapes recorded off the air, first airing, for every single episode of Star Trek TNG, DS9, and VOY. And from a young age, I watched said shows.When I was... oh, six or so, I had an imaginary friend named John. We did everything together, as friends are wont to do. One day, Mom and Dad took us to the park, and we ran and played, having a grand ol' time. Now in this park there is a large sculpture thing, which has several arches and such in a circle (almost a Stonehenge-type arrangement, but made out of steel pipes and stuff). We played around that for a while, and then my parents called us back to go home.When I got to my parents, my dad asks...>Anon, where's John?>He's right here.>No, your brother, John. Where is he?>Um...>Did you leave him by the arches?>No, he's right here...>There's no one there; where's your brother?Long story short, he manages to convince me that the arches were doorways to parallel dimensions, and I had traveled to a place where John was my Real Brother and not just an imaginary friend....I've not seen John since then.
To this day, I am absolutely terrified of mirrors when I'm alone and the lights are out. (For some reason I'm perfectly fine once I turn a light on.)This is rather problematic because there's a mirror in my bedroom, it's 2AM, and my light bulb burned out a few hours ago.
>>27995038Maybe it is God.
>>27998652Your dad is both a dick and a wonderful father
>>27998652When I was young, like less than 7, I desperately wanted an imaginary friend.I put so much effort into trying to create one, but it just never occurred. I tried to take anything and create a person out of it, but nothing would "appear." It actually got to the point where I thought something was wrong with me, because imaginary friends were a thing I had seen all the time in the media.This feeling of being has perpetuated with me, even now in my life, but my efforts were not completely wasted.I didn't so much as create an imaginary friend as I did a sort of childhood hero. He was pretty much Link in the Dark Link outfit with amorphous red lava skin. He was able to change shape at will and his touch was caustic to all. He didn't take shit from anybody, but helped any good person in need. Not a friend, more of an icon that I sought to be like.
I have really horrible lucid nightmares nowadays. I have...um the crazy? I'm not shrink but my shrink told me I had a mental break or something. Since then my dreams have mostly about killing people I know or eating them alive. A few times rape. It's fucking terrifying but it helps me try to be a better person because I know if I lose my way I'm just one bad day away from doing something I can never take back.
All this thread is telling me is that children would make the best paranormal/horror setting writers ever
I don't have such coherent dreams as a lot of people seem to have, but I do get very strong dream impressions and "clips" every now and then. One of the most common is running away from a deadly insect of some kind, and then waking up in a daze whimpering in fear while throwing off all the covers and curling up into a ball. That might last for a minute or two until I realize that I'm awake, and that there is no insect. Most of my dreams go unremembered, or are so random and fragmented as to make no sense at all.
>>27998886Heh, me too. I know it is silly, but I try to avoid looking into mirrors when it's dark and I'm alone in the house.
i had these thoughts that there was an evil demon chained underground that would tell humans in their minds that whatever they do, they shouldn't do this, or something very bad will happen, and if they did that the bonds holding the demon would weakenit came from one time i thought "whatever you do don't keep your eyes closed for 10 seconds in this corner of the room", then after i did it i heard something laughing softly
I feel like this thread needs to be archived. It's a treasure trove of weirdness to put into settings.
>>27996407Besides the part of laying on your side or back, you are me. The watching is always worse than straight up aggression...
>>27999087They're not so great. I had two that dissipated over time. I guess less imaginary friends as people who shared headspace. You ever have an internal argument with three voices taking different view points shouting at once? Bloody hell I'm happy they're gone. Ady had terrible choice in books anyways.
>>27995059I was told that I narrowly escaped being sold to the gypsies by my father. Then my mother would tsk and swat him.An old coworker swore upon his grandmother that the gypsies were guilty of witchcraft and bad magic along with their typical graft, theft, and so forth.He later had an interesting conversation with a deeply religious african man that SOME magic could be used for good. The african mans beliefs held that ALL witchcraft was heresy.They both believed this. Both were in their 40's or so.Was a very animated conversation to say the least.
Call me generic, but the underside to a bed was 4D. If one looked under it themselves, all they would find is as one would expect: a shitload of toys you were too lazy to actually clean up. However, if you were pulled under the bed, there was an entire world of demons wanting nothing more than to torture and devour you. These demons are unable to fully leave their world, but are able to reach out just enough to grab hold of an ankle and pull you under.
I used to hear war as wall. So when I heard about someone going to fight in the war I imagined some weird thing where people were trapped fighting in stone or some shit.
>>27996407>>27999863>darkness>windows that aren't covered by shades or curtains at night>open windowsFirst: My room is the only room in my house with actual curtains on the window. And it's a six foot by six foot wall window. I cannot sleep in either of the other actual bedrooms without waking up several times throughout the night, because they have, in place of this, a set of flimsy-ass blinds that you can see through.Second: You'd hate living in my hosue. My mom comes in at anywhere between two and six in the morning and opens up the windows in every room in the house that she can. Which means that, if I get up after she gets home, my half-asleep, naked stumble throughout the house could easily turn into, "Why is it cold... WHY ARE ALL THE FUCKING WINDOWS OPEN?!"And it's never fully open, either, it's just, like, an inch or so. Enough that something that's a little on the supernatural side might leave on its way in, thinking you might miss it in the early hours of the morning or that something like that that snuck in would leave so they could flee easily.
>>28000109Oh, and on the darkness thing. My room is never really, "dark," because of the lights from my modem and router, the blinking light on my computer in sleep mode, the steady light on my charger, etc. I can't sleep in a pitch-black room, but I can sleep perfectly soundly in a lit room, which is something that no one in my family gets.
Agreed with watchers being the worst. On the hallway outside of my bedroom, there were decorative plates hanging on the wall. From my bed, though, you could only see 1/3 of one from out the door, and it looked like a tall person was peeping in.Also, dumping random child adventurers
Beds (only the tops) were safehouses guarded by your stuffed animal(s). The plush itself didn't really fight, though, but was rather an idol which houses a benevolent spirit based on whatever the plush was on (So a teddy bear would spawn an actual bear to protect you. In my case, I had a pikachu watching over me)
>>28000213My stuffed iguana teamed up with the bunny to fight he night devils.
Hallways were favorite ambush locations of monsters. They always put extra guards on the one leading to/from your room, as they realize the strategic importance since you have to cross their to get in/out. They hide in the spaces behind the walls and above the ceiling
>>27994911>>27995198It's a xenomorph.Don't question it -- it just is.If the fear is of the unknown, then "knowing" exactly what it is that's lurking in the shadows should logically eliminate that fear.
>>28000228In the case of plushes where the guardian spirit inhabiting it would generally be considered too small or docile to be an effective fighter, they are generally augmented for better physical or magical abilities. For example, the rabbit would be running distraction, racing along the walls and inflicting light hits. While the terror's back is turned, the lizard, in spirit form likely five or six feet tall, would do heavy hits with sharp claws and fiery breath
Terrors can't actually be seen in their entirety by the children they hunt. They hide as soon as you turn their way; their favorite hiding spots being whichever shadows are closest to you, which often means in the closet or under the bed. They give away just enough of themselves to let you know they're there. If they were to give away too much, they risk breaking the child's mind, and then who's fear will they feed on?
I was convinced that, if I run in place long enough or just constantly kick my legs around, I'll begin to fly.The weird thing is I have vivid memories that it fucking worked.
>>28000322I similarly have a vivid memory of running quick enough I passed through a solid wall
>>28000319Dreams, and by extension nightmares, are the exception to this rule. Nightmares are where they thrive. They feed off of our fear, and here is where they can do so without worrying about breaking the child. Heck, they don't even need to show up half the time thanks to their fear aura, which is amplified in the dreamscape. During the nightmare the terror will be lurking just out of sight, letting its aura do all the work as you wander about randomly. Upon waking you look back and think, "Nothing scary happened at all? Why was I so afraid?"Fear auras are why
>>28000322I've got a friend who has a vivid memory of laying on his back and doing something and flying as a result of whatever he did. It just stopped working one day, and he has no idea why.
>>28000382>>28000322My childhood ability was that if I hopped on one foot it was about five times faster than running. Then I just randomly lost the ability to stand on one foot for longer than five seconds
Hmmm, I wonder if I can find that old /x/ thread about tribby. If you haven't heard of it, it was about a theory that imaginary friends are from a dimension called the Q, and that they are assigned to child to help them through difficult parts of their life, though the gateway between the child and the Q opens and closes randomly up until age 12, at which point it closes permanently.
>>28000409Same here, it just stopped one day. I rationalized as kicking gravity in the face, maybe that's why it doesn't work anymore.
>>28000442Funny you should describe it like that, said friend believes that gravity is a thinking thing with a personality, and that it is an absolutely colossal dick.
>>27996098That's a pretty messed up lie for her to tell.
>>28000448It's well known gravity is a harsh mistress.
>>27995945And then, anon, only after the embers die away and you realise what they persuaded you to do, do you realise that you have no cousins.
>>27992560Cockroaches will actually eat eyelids and finger skin when severely hungry and there is no other food. This is why on some ships, sailors slept in masks and gloves.They can also fly. No hammock will save you.
>>27994104Similar, only I saw a zombie with a scythe staring me down. I just turned around and fainted.
>>28001273so, what keeps them from other soft parts of skin, like toes, noses or cheeks?
>>28001401They're not soft, they only appear so compared to the rest of you.
>>28000213>Teddy bear would summon an actual bear.Thats fucking awesome
>>28000213I had a turtle for my stuffed animal.Explains all my scary as fuck dreams.
>>27995360Dream within dream is annoying/freaky.On which i had i didn't really believe i had woken up. I can't remember all the dreams but i kept 'waking up' and going around for a bit before obvious dream was obvious. Last one before waking up i just grabbed the person next to me in the dream and yelled 'am i awake now, am i fucking awake' then i did wake up, posted about the dreams on facebook and fell asleep again, only the next day checking facebook did i realise i had actually woken up for that one.'Waking' in to more dreams is scary shit eventually.
>>27992233literally the closet door is a portal to hell
nightmare sharing time? alright. so as a kid, my house was rather noisy. either the ac or the laundry was on before i slept, and so total silence was unfamiliar and rather unsettling. my worst dreams consisted little more than the unbreaking eye contact and lurid smiles of people i knew. sometimes the eyes and face did not match. the teeth were usually too perfect. but there was something eternal and wholly inhuman behind these faces i thought i knew. to this day, i leave the tv on when home alone. the mute void of nothing in my mind is the closest understanding of lovecraftian unknowability i can conjure to thought.
When I was young, I started to believe my bed was possessed by a demon or bad ghost after having nightmares for about two weeks straight. I ended up sleeping on the floor of my room for about 4 months after that, and didn't have nightmares.
i was shit scared of volcanoes when i was a kid. I had read a book about pompeii and all those ash-covered corpses and thought that a volcano could erupt near my house and kill me that way. While i now know that it could never happen where i live it's still nasty when you see documentaries about that place
>>28001435so... do they eat the loose skin on your knuckles or what? What about earlobes?Im putting way to much thought into this.
>>27992233OP, that's frighteningly close to the premise of the latest Stephanie Myer book.
>>27998936Maybe we all are.
When I was much younger, I used to think there were spiders inside of me. In my stomach, and I was afraid to see them in my waste. More recently, I thought there were "things" under my skin, in my muscles, in my veins, it didn't help that sometimes they moved on their own.
>>28004633Those are called chiggers. doctor time anon!
>>28004662What are chiggers?
>>27994400I was afraid a ghost would appear every time I flushed the toilet.
>>28004684Trombiculidae. They suck ass.
>>28004662I looked it up and I don't have chiggers and I never have. The spiders things was because I was terrified of spiders, partly because I put some time into learning about them, there was no physical symptom that brought this on.The other was muscular spasms.
When I was a kid, my dad told me there was a Thin Man who lived in my closet. He could scrunch his long, thin arms and legs up against his thin body and hide away in the daytime, but at night he'd creep through the tiniest crack in the door and watch me sleep. If I woke up, dad said, he'd take me away forever.My grandfather heard about this a few months later. So he went to my room, and went into the closet, closing the door behind him. After five minutes of shouting and banging, he came out looking like he'd been through a tornado and covered in what was clearly red food coloring, but my child mind was convinced it was Thin Man blood. He told me not to be afraid of monsters anymore because he told the Thin Man to go away and to tell the other monsters what my grandpa did to him.
>>28004750Girls always deny the chiggers
>>28004835The be fair, chiggers don't actually burrow under the skin, they live on top of it. The whole "bugs inside me" thing is a known mental disorder.
>>28004810Your father is an asshole. Your grandfather is an awesome man.
>>28004852>Missing the fun of chiggers>Fun destruction>Destroyer
I had lucid dreams all the time but they were horrible nightmares and I couldn't wake up.
>>27992233This one isn't mine personally, but one of my sister's friends was entirely convinced that your body couldn't replace blood, so it was important that you drank as much as you could every time you got cut to prevent running out later in life. She kept doing this until about halfway though high school. People started saying she was a confused vampire.
>>28004862I plan on doing the same if I have kids and they are afraid of monsters, except I'll smuggle some higher-quality shit in to make it look better.
>>28004892I'm reminded of that anime where the vampire girl constantly produced too much blood and had to transfer it to people instead of sucking it out of them.
When I was little. I thought that when you erased something on a desk, they get transported into this other realm and universe. All I did in 4th grade was draw shit on this single desk because I thought it was a portal to this world. I would draw buildings that they will live in, draw the people, draw the villains, the police officers, and imagine how the world would be different after every change.I shit you fucking not. And then this show comes along. The coincidence scared the living fuck out me.
>>28004862I should also point out said grandpa was a Vietnam veteran, a USMC sniper who wrote letters back and forth with Craig Roberts, and basically was the closest thing the US had to a legally sanctioned hitman for the first half of his military career, but then traded out to become an Air Force medic so he could be dropped into strange lands to fix people instead of disappear them.
Holy shit, I had a boring childhood.Most interesting happening I ever had was dreaming my class (4th grade, I think) got lost in a giant room made of spaghetti.
>>28004924IT'S A SIGN. FIND THE MAGIC PENCIL!
>you have to eat if you wanna grow big and strongOf course I new how the human life cycle worked. Child -> big and strong -> old and weak -> dead.For a year or so every bite I had to be forced to take, I saw as another death sentence. I was panicking every I had to eat. Really scared my mom into thinking something was wrong with me. You have to be really fucking careful what you tell a child.
>>27995965That's very common. It's actually the origin of many myths, such as vampires, succubi, and nightmares (the mythological creature from which we derive the word for bad dreams).
>>28000213There is a comic about this premise
>>28005140The dead ones stopped eating.
>>28005650Love that comic.Why, Colonel? Why?
when I was a kid I legitimately believed that some organization was making everything in my life go well for me. also I believed that they would tranquilize me from time to time and erase my memories of stuff. now that i think about it I seemed kinda schizophrenic but i was really just a weird kid.seemc pistillate
I still think "wait what the fuck are you doing in my head. that's right i can feel you there. fuck off and read someone elses mind" every now and then.just incase.
>>27995878Excuse my autism, but>There is a virus counterpart for every living cell known to manIf you go by species, no. Number maybe.>The virus role in life is to find a match cell and infect it.Viruses are not classified as alive>This can give the cell new super properties, or change it.That is extremely unlikely, as viruses that jump generations take care to not make their insertions easily readable. Also "super properties" is extremely misleading.>These new virus babies now how some of the original cells DNA, taking its properties.Also very, very rare. Natural competence in viruses almost doesn't exist. The adaptability of viruses does not come from horizontal gene transfer.Also you somehow left out the most interesting part, namely that inactive virus DNA is most likely a major contributor to all the 'junk' DNA in every organism.Also if you think viruses are scary look up prions.
>>27995936>she opens the fridge and THERE IS ONLY ZUUL
>>28000213>tfw 2 lions a tiger and bear as stuffed animalsno nightmares for me
I had a lot of totally weird dreams.Once I dreamed that I was home after school and there was my little brother in the living room, then I walked up the stairs to my bedroom and he was in his bedroom too. So I go back to the living room and he is still there, plus he is also in the kitchen. At that point there is 3 copies of my brother. One more came out of the closet and one another from the toilets.So I get the fuck out. 5 more come from the other apartments on the floor. I run down the stairs from the 8th to the 1st floor, all the copies of my bro following me, more of them appearing at every floor.Then I arrive next to the mailboxes. Copies of my brother are crawling out of the mailboxes. At this point I'm scared like mad so I run in the street, they are all running after me, I jump into a bus and there all the passengers are my brother.Then I woke up.Sorry for the broken english.
>>28000213Man I had a stuffed He-Man and a bear as big as I wasMy nightmares never had monsters in them.
>>28006210In another one, I was putting nutella on a shoe, then I ate it but it tasted like bread without nutella.
I was scared that when my feet wouldn't be covered when i sleep vampires would come out from under the bed drag me down under the bed to suck my blood.
I'm pretty sure this was a dream.There was a loveseat/small couch in front of the window in the living room, facing the street. Sometimes I would kneel on it, rest my head on the back, and look out.It was in the Fall, teh grass was turning yellow and dead, I looked out, and saw this guy standing in our yard. Just standing there, looking at me. I'm filled with this terror that I can't explain, and so I duck down, and peek back out. He's still just out there. I curl into a ball and start crying silently in fear. My mother, in the dining room adjacent, sees me. "Not again." she says, with a mixture of worry and exasperation. I am still terrified, and I don't know why, but I know he's still standing out there. For me.
This friggin episode right here. opening scene fucken scarred me as a child, man.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dLsVk2uLqQ
>>28006278should definitely watch>>28006320
>>27992233>dreams of my dad sawing my brother’s leg off>both were very calm and stared at me with indifference while I yelled and panicked for my brother's leg>leg was completely white inside, as if my brother were filled with marshmallow creme
>>27992377I still hope since mirror master is one of my favorite super villians.
>>28000213Have you seen by bear, Tibbers?
>>28006104>prionsI know someone that believes that fire is alive and is an unclassified type of prion.
>>28007667That's sort of reversed Parasite Eve, where people self-combusted because of mitochondria or something.
>>27995588Why do you make me remember the fractal prision I have a similar dream once, i was on a mechanical stairway, going to the light, go to work, get married, have a kid, and in an hospital bed dying the world begin to fold and blackout on itselfAnd then i was in a mechanical stairway going to the light living each and every posible choice i could ever make and every time the world blackout and fold itself near my deathNo escape just living life after life ... until i found the mecanical stairwayBut every time i get near the "station" the blackout and the stairway got meHave you ever feel like no mater what you do there is no escape ... try live thousand lives KNOWING you have no escape ... no mather what you do, knowing the outcome of every choice you make at any point of your lifeUntil i get again to the station and look on the rail... it was like look a mirror but every action, every desision, every death i have was reflected on the the mirrorSo i jump on it just before the world fold on itself once more...And woke up... for a day i think i was still traped i was as tired feeling the weight of every life i live some times i wonder if i really escape or this is just another life ... i never talk about this before
This isn't really a "fear", but when I was younger I thought I could form energy balls around my hands, though only in a dark room. I'd lay back in a near-pitch-black room so I could barely see my hands, then hold one up, fingers splayed as though I were holding something, and tense them up like fuck. I'd see this weird kind of glow form up, not really a glow, I guess, but like a shaped version of that noise you see when you close your eyes for a long time. It would build up for about five seconds, then I could throw it. After some practice I found it was different between hands. My right hand could form a coherent ball that I could throw or "shoot" in a line, but my left would just kind of spray it out in the general direction of where I wanted it.I used to stay awake for hours doing that, pretending I was killing shadows.
>>28009032Eve's just a pyromaniac, really.
>>27995386Shit, me too.They didn't accept the apology. They never accepted the apology...
>>27995386>thinking something weird>abruptly become concerned with the possibility of mindreaders>spend the next ten minutes emphatically wondering why I was thinking what I was thinking, that's horrible, no, not thinking that ever again, haha, what the fuck that was weird, I'm totally normal, right. Ok.It's only gotten worse over the years.
>>27994104Similar. Was prentending to be a knight, wrapped up in a blanket for armour and bumping into shit. Knocked over the dresser. Lookeed behind it and saw a starfish about the size of a small dog. Terrifying. Also I live ~100 miles from the ocean, and this region has no starfish. Still adamantly believe there was a starfish. Still terrified of starfish. Also snails but thats another story.
>>28009204>I used to stay awake for hours doing that, pretending I was killing shadows.You were.You did.You stopped.They're waiting.
When I was a kid, I used to have nightmares that started because of this one music video where a huge lady was eating the band members. I thought that inside a woman's body was a huge factory that tore you apart and ground you in to various other products (most of the time, beauty products) and then were shat out by her later.I never trusted girls until I was at least 13, when I realised that no, girls do not have factories inside of them.Reminds me of that one Broquest dungeon that was a factory inside a giant deathmachine though.Later I found out that I had a dormant vore fetish, and that was the beginnings of it.
I had a Shadowlurker. He was content watching me just outside my vision constantly. The only place I was afraid he might attack from was a shower, any shower.
>>28001545Huh, I'm surprised he didn't just tank them all
>>28005650>"Holy shit that looks amazing!">google it>It's a series with a bunch of different story arcs and books>"It keeps getting better!">no downloads, something you have to buy>"I was hoping for free, but oh well. How much does it cost?">Store is down for maintenence
>>28009497Don't worry. Any mindreaders will have become so inured to weird shit anything you think will hardly register. That's what I tell myself, anyway.
>>28016631I consider myself relatively "normal" and some of the weird shit that floats through my head makes me pity any mindreaders out there. They all must have PTSD.
>>28000322Are you me?
>>28002894Knuckle skin is loose but not exactly soft, I could see them going for earlobes, though.
>>27993943It started when their community of pretending to be idiots was flooded by real idiots mistakenly believing themselves to be in good company, causing /pol/ to decide it was their sacred duty to "redpill" other boards, and anyone who disagreed with them was a "tumblr SJW JIDF" as opposed to, say, an ordinary person who was just sick and tired of their furfag/brony-tier behavior.>What if someone who hasn't been to /pol/ doesn't share your opinion? What then?Then you should still go to /pol/, or at the very least /b/ because those are the places where "hurr look at me look how racist and offensive i am look look look look guys look look please get offended please be offended by my edgy racism guys please look look look" belongs. Not on /tg/.Or maybe you're actually serious, in which case it still doesn't belong on /tg/. Trolling, serious, came from /pol/, didn't come from /pol/, what fucking difference does it make? None of it changes the fact that /pol/ is where it belongs.
>>28001273Can I get a citation?
>>27992233When I was little I used to see faces in everything, literally everything. This caused me to think that inanimate objects were alive, too. To this day I will apologize to anything I accidently knock over or handle too roughly.
>>27992233being underwater. in open ocean. nothing around. no boat. no animals. and a hundred feet underwater. no sight of the bottom
When I was a little kid, lying in bed, I used to think the sound of my heart beat was the footsteps of someone coming to get me, and that when it stopped, they would be there and would take me away. I am an insomniac, always have been, so I used to lie in bed for hours, listening to the foot steps, thinking they were coming for me. It lasted for years, till I finally just stopped thinking about it, then finally realised it was just my heart beat later.
>>27992233I was afaraid as shit of cockroaches entering in my ear while I was asleep and eating slowly my brain for several days.
>>28020938 Shit man, THIS. Someone told me a story about some woman who had hearing problems and terrible earaches and then when she went to the doctor they found a nest of cockroaches fucking living in her head. I couldn't get that shit out of my mind for months. Every time I felt a pang in my head I started freaking out about cockroaches.
I want op's gun. I'm also now imagining it as an artefact that attacks like you are dual wielding but does not have the same penalties as dual wielding(Counts as like a two handed ranged weapon with slightly lowered accuracy).
>>27999087You should have gone to Foster's.
>>27992233When i was a kid,i always thought that if an object blocked the view of something it was not there. I had horrible fears of creatures hiding in theses shadow spots and i thought they were always watching me when i was looking away. Now that im older, i just have agoraphobia and mild paranoia. Life is just a bowl of cherries
>>27992233But that is what a soul is, otherwise sleep kills the soul and that isn't endorsed by any religion I know of.
>>27995032Best you not look, anon - it's Thatcher.
As a kid, I was convinced that everything that has eyes and a face is watching me - my toys, guys on the newspapers, everything - especially if I was alone in the room with them. Got to the point that I had to turn all my toys to face away from me.
When I was kid, I spend holidays at my grandfather's farm. During cloudy night the area was totally dark, with no lights burning from horizon to horizon. When my grandfather noticed that I was afraid of the dark, he began to teach me how to fight with bladed weapons (knife, long-knife, hatchet, bush-hook). After I learned the ways of blades, my grandfather told me that "of all evil things which lurk in the darkness, you are the most dangerous one". That was the end of my fears.Back in 70's and early 80's, we were always carrying utility knives ("puukko") openly, and wore special knife-belts ("helavyö") and decorated colored scabbards at weddings and funerals. When gypsies come around to talk trash, you could hear the clatter of sheaths ("tupenrapinat") when older men were loosening the knives from the sheaths so that they could be drawn quickly.Picture related. This is level of local humor.
>>27996721Barry, is that you?
>>27993286That's some SCP shit right there.And yeah, your parents weren't very nice about that.>>27993702What the fuck is it with parents and this shit?
>>28026259It's easier to traumatize a kid into compliance than to be a good parent.
>>27993768Clive Barker used something similar in one of his short stories. Something about kids being more aware, having been on the other side more recently
>>27993911Hating gypsies isn't racism when every single bad thing people say about them is probably true.Its just fine to hate someone for being a thief, a rapist or an all around scumbag. Gypsies are all of these things.
>>27994717A drop is nothing. Fucking FEMA tells you to use something like 16 drops to a gallon of water to sanitize it in case of emergency.
>>27995353Why would they change the original story?
>>28000422These are all instances of God nerfing OP builds.
>>28020938My brother told me rats would use my skull for a cave if I fell asleep after we saw... the Nutcracker? Some cartoon version with menacing as fuck rats.
First time I remember this happening I was around 5. I'm 27 now. Anyway, occasionally I'll wake up from a nightmare I can't remember the details of, but it's always to the sound of fading screams mixed with this weird... rushing static noise. Screaming, static and darkness. It's always the same damn thing.
>>27993911>/pol/I'm jewish and if I saw a gypsy hanging onto the edge of a cliff yelling for help I would step on his fingers myself.Fuck them. There is no worse scum on earth.
>>27994679I did that shit too, except it was to my cousin. I felt really bad about it, and didn't actually forgive myself until about a year ago. Shit kept on my conscience for so long.
>>27995936as a CoC DM... thank you so much
>>28031582I was going to post the same thing
>>27992233When I was a kid I had a recurring dream of a tall man, wearing a box coat and a top hat. He would stand in the backlight of my open door and just stare at me while i was hiding under the sheets. He never moved, just stood there and although i couldn't see his eyes I knew he was staring at me.He was completely black just a shilouette, like he was a walking shadow swallowing the light around him.Had a single dream were lights in the hallway were out and he suddenly stood right next to my bed. He stood there for some time until I dozed off and then I suddenly felt a sharp pain in the my back, realizing that he stabbed me.Then I woke up, totally freaked out. Felt totally real. I think that was the last time I had the dream.Kinda looked like pic related.
>>28031944Another dream I had, was of a big city with scyscrapers and the like submerged under water. I could breath under water too, so it was kind of like flying except that there were all kinds of diffently colored fishes swimming through the streets and around the houses.At one time during that dream I got down to street level to visit pic related.Weird thing was inside the houses it was dry, but out on the streets everything was under water.
>>28029555Do you eat a gallon meal?
Apple a day keeps the doctor away... kinda like garlic and vampires
Not really in the same vein but I thought if my eyes were covered the world I was in could be taken and replaced with another. I would always try to change with one eye always seeing what was around me that way the world couldn't be stolen while I wasn't looking.I don't know if that is at all interesting but I can't remember much else from my childhood. Let alone anything really interesting.
>>27992233I hate when I walk under a light and it flickers as I step through its direct illumination. I feel a sense of dread and lost time and the image of being transported into a false reality painted a stark, sticky white where things vault across the walls and desks to rip me to shreds before the flicker stops and I'm left standing where I was half a second before.
>>28032776>>28029555I myself can barely brink a half-gallon of liquid why is soy milk so delicious without feeling extended discomfort in my stomach, a quart fills me nicely- that's four drops of bleach maximumI don't regularly eat quart-sized meals and neither does a child, not even growing ones; I could guess that Anon is most probably correct
>>27994679>watch discovery channel>animals, fuck yeah>play soccer>spit in kid's eye>ref sends me out of the game>"but I was a spiting cobra">parents tell me that I should pretend to be a less deadly animal>play velociraptor at beach with a friend>everyone looks at us strangely
>>28035341>Parents tell me that I should pretend to be a less deadly animal>Play Velociraptorwut
>>27995239I had a night terror where the friends who were trying to help me wake up or go back to sleep were really POW camp interrogators wearing masks of my friends' faces and using drugs to make me hallucinate in a dream-like state that nuclear fire hadn't scoured the globe in 2014My rational "this is a dream, my friends are scared, I can't stop these words from coming out of my mouth, and holy shit do these nightmare memories feel real" mind was aware of the entire ordeal and I only 'regained control' after I started smashing my head into the pavement, which is funny, because I only fell into the situation because my buddy apparently tried to stop me from trying to answer a phone that wasn't ringing and I smacked my head on the floor when I got pulled down to the floor.It's almost new years 2014
>>28035367Throughout all of human history there has only been one documented velociraptor attack, and only three documented deaths. Velociraptors are as safe as houses. Considerably safer, even, since 18,000 Americans alone die every year from injuries in their year.
>>27994911See, I was never scared as the dark as a kid - I figured if I can't see it, it can't see me, right?I didn't find out about Night Vision until I was like 13
Being walled up like in 'The Cask of Amontillado'. Or buried alive. But being walled up is still freakier in my opinion.
I had an odd weird dream onceI dreamed that I was standing in a long hallway roughly 2x2 meters, with walls of pure white. The hallway extended to what seems like forever in front of me, and my vision seemed to be blurry. The hallway itself, however was populated by emaciated grey people in white robes that looked like hospital gowns. Then I noticed something heavy in my hands and I saw that I held the 2 family machetes. I dont know why, but one thought barged into my head. I started killing the grey people, and they didnt move to defend themselves. There was blood everywhere, and the scary thing was me laughing like a maniac, and a feeling of joy that I've never felt before filled me. Then I noticed a girl grey. I grabbed her and slammed her against the wall, ripped out her jaw, and chopped her head off, raising it and still laughing. By then the feeling of ecstatic happiness was overflowing. It felt so GOOD. Then I woke up, and I noticed the my face was frozen in that maniacal smile. It took 5 minutes to wear of.I swear it was the funnest dream I ever had.And that fact fucking scares me.
>>27992233Regarding souls, It seemed really cruel to me that when someone's just about to die you cut their feet off, and only the feet get to go to heaven. Because as we were told, if you don't go to heaven you go to hell.With no feet.
>>27993971Yes, but not the one you think.It's actually that they believe shit without question if it comes from parents, or ones that have been indicated by the parents as being an authority.This is an evolved trait that ensures that the angry face telling you not to drink the bleach gets listened to most of the time [less often now that the moron that didn't listen gets to survive], or the scared looking parent saying shut the fuck up and run gets you to shut the fuck up and run.As reasoning starts decompressing and installing to your OS around age 6~8 you gradually start becoming more and more capable of making your own mind up on shit like that.This is why they moved religious instruction to something you do as an adult, eventually leading to baptism, to baptism RIGHT THE FUCK NOW, and bible school at a young age.It takes a lot for the shit that got driven in during "basic survival training" years to be cleared out, moreso if they're ideologies or not actually things you can check with facts.
>>28036097Just as an example of altering what fears a kid develops; my niece had it explained to her many times that monsters are where our meat and clothes come from, just like in the simulator game [Tri].So instead of panicked screams and a child that cannot sleep, we'd get a dissapointed comment about how there wasn't anything under the bed again.
>>28036097>It's actually that they believe shit without question if it comes from parents,My father fed me so much bullshit when I was a kid it wasn't funny.
>>28036205The Tooth Fairy that takes them out so Santa can make toys for the really poor children in africa... what those lawn gnomes across the street did to the kitten they bought me when I was born when I asked why all the other kids in class had pets... [obviously they just had never gotten a cat]...Yeah we get messed up.At the same time you realize once you have one that that shit... It's trolling, ya know? And you can't fucking help it. Those bright trusting eyes are looking up at you asking what the neighbors are doing over there and the first thing that pops into your mind is already going into their head.Oh, don't worry about it Leah, mr.Sorman's was really scared that mrs.Sorman might drown because she can't swim, so he put balloons inside her boobies so she'll float.What? Of course pigs can fly. Problem is their wings depend on quantum effects, so if you ever SAW one while it's flying, the wings would dissapear and he'd probably fall and die. Hey, why are you looking at the floor like that? I thought you LOVED bacon and ham?
>>28036354That's uh.You're an asshole.
>>28036354>>28036557>You're an asshole.Seriously.Who names their kid "Leah"? It's like you want them to be made fun of.
>>28036860Isn't that a common name? Why would anyone make fun of a girl named Leah?
>>28036860Took me a second but now I get it. You must have confused /tg/ with /b/.
>>28036860If it's anything like my family the answer is "your wife".Oh she'll have you draw up lists, but she's just passing the bloody time because it'll be months before she writes it down.But the entire time it's all narrowing down to what she probably picked weeks ago.OR nothing you offer up is good enough and she'll take a random stab you better not so much as ask an 'are you sure' about while she's still high as a kite and utterly frozen nervewise on those pain killers and epidurals women call "taking the pain of childbirth unlike men".But that depends whether it's your first or second kid.
>>28037025>>28037058I'm assuming it's pronounced the same as image related.That's why.
>>28037110isn't it 'ea' like pea?
Not necessarily one of my scariest dreams, but one that's stuck with me.I was standing alone in a field of knee-high dried straw, under a clear blue sky. About three or four meters away from me was an area of space in the shape of a cylinder about two meters wide and maybe ten meters tall, standing on one end. The straw at the base of the cylinder had been flattened, and the space within it was full of translucent red specks, all of them vaguely triangular in shape. They seemed to be drifting through the cylinder in circular patterns.I stared at the cylinder, completely unable to move for about thirty seconds. Then I suddenly heard a noise like a few hundred deep male voices shouting a syllable like "ZOND" or something and I woke up.
>>27994860Australian here, it was always around when I was a kid.
>>28037325We share a queen, that's why you get our good shows.
>>27993768I've had a done a few things that, as side effects, get you more in touch with how you thought as a child, and yeah jesus christ fuck darkness.Like I had totally forgotten how terrifying darkness was all this time. It isn't like "oooo I can't see well anything could be there" its like "jesus christ this looks like a coherent barrier made of ravening maws and glaring eyes against writhing black skin". The fact that you even CAN go through a dark area at all without being shredded apart and eaten just by closing your eyes and just moving through seems wholly counterintuitive when you are in a state like that.
>>27995160Is it possible this was some kind of time loop story and you were the Alice that just jumped off?And yeah, I had a recurring dream when I was about 5-6 that some creepy ass chinese dragon thing menaced me in my room, and I had to pass a series of obstacles to escape. IE first I tried to hide, dragon ate me. Then sheets came alive and strangled me to death as I tried to get out and run for help. Then each of the steps on the way up to my parents room expanded out to some vast arena with some new terrifying trap or enemy, like evil knights or reptilian worms that jumped straight through my sternum, shredding it.It took many months before enough nightmares passed that I could make it past all these things safely. I learned to dodge, matador, salvage weapons, and slay my way past every fucking thing on the way up just to call for my parents help about this horrible, horrible nightmare reality.I got into their room, and they stumbled out of their bed towards me as green, gangrenous zombies. I could have easily cut them down where they stood, I had defeated things far more potent than mere zombies at that point. I think there was some kind of six winged laser shooting crystal shiva in there at some point.But instead, I dropped my shield and sword to the ground and wept at the futility of it all as they tore me apart and greedily ate me alive.
>>28000422I had this too!
>>27993403Yeah, I used to be convinced my grandparents on my mum's side were vampires. Despite the fact that they're both Christian.