A new story on its way · 2:34pm
Submitted a new story this morning. I know for a lot of people following me, this might not be their cup of hot cider.
I won't begrudge anyone for passing it up. For those of you not into horror, a new, longer-style adventure fic more in the tone of Dream of Dawn (though WAY less sucky, and lighthearted) should be up in about a week. Depending how bad my school/thesis work gets, maybe give or take a few days.
I love horror. Not senseless horror, not endless bloodbaths, but psychological horror with a real who and why and where--even if you don't necessarily manage to answer those questions for certain. Real corners of the psyche, real places in which our reality can break, and the darkness (or light) that manifests through those cracks. 'S/he's a psychopath' doesn't really count.
Silent Hill 2 is the happiest I've been with a horror game, Fatal Frame 2 the second happiest, Eternal Darkness is way up in its own special category... book-wise I took a fair amount of inspiration from House of Leaves, and it was challenging but really dug into my heartheadspace for weeks. Horror movies are harder to come by. Arguably Hitchcock is more suspense than horror, but wherever you put him, he's a lot of fun. Other movies... it's hard to put a hoof on. Alien, maybe? I devour anything with a supernatural bent, and have a ton of American and Asian horror under my belt, but either I can't think of anything I loved to death or they scared me so witless I shut them out of my memory.
Horror needs hope. Horror needs depth to be haunting. And the point is still to delight and entertain, NOT disgust.
After all, ghost stories have an important role in all societies. And if you want to, well, you can think of this as just another Equestria ghost story... if that helps you sleep at night.
Indeed, thou likest us to scare you.