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when did you stop fearing the dark?

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- Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:57:54 EST c3C1ZBKs No.4904343
File: 1568293074146.jpg -(416323B / 406.57KB, 1066x1600) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. when did you stop fearing the dark?
And what spooky thing scared you the most as a kid? I was afraid of my own toys, so I almost never slept completely in the dark. I wonder what kind of spooky hallucinations in the dark you have when you're a frequent heavy drug user.
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Spike Mendelsohn - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:01:17 EST rO+GGMpN No.4904345 Reply
>>4904343
I've heard that children of abuse often see their abusers in the dark or in closets that are left open. Prazosin is often prescribed, but these people often experience additional sleep paralysis where their molesting Uncle appears right in their face while they are rendered immobile. This of course has nothing to do with drug abuse.
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Luiz Cane - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:04:18 EST bzshH2iU No.4904347 Reply
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The drugs didn't even get close to childhood fear of the darkness. Only one time I had a legit scary hallucination when some trees turned into giants that looked pretty much like those pointy weirdos in the background but then I realised I was just high as balls.
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Elizabeth Falkner - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:05:28 EST lMdCmytS No.4904348 Reply
I was born in the dark. Molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was a man and by then it was only blinding.
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Rocket Executive Graham - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:39:11 EST RKOZfxbo No.4904354 Reply
The darkness is just the unknown. Shine a light and you'll see the darkness is usually empty.
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Phyllis Blepperchat - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:49:28 EST P6n7T2JL No.4904377 Reply
i was just talking about this with my mom
i was completely shook about going to the kitchen at night cus it was dark as fuck, grew out of it probably around 10
i don't believe in anything paranormal so i don't get spooked nowadays, one time i was tripping on two tabs of acid and thought i was in the middle of a huge drug trade, turns out the driver was just dropping his cousin off
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MatildaFambledare.ram - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:01:29 EST m9DjGNM/ No.4904378 Reply
No one misses him more than I do.
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Gegard Mousasi - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:37:55 EST w3/BkVun No.4904397 Reply
Probably kinda late actually, like 18-19 something.
What "cured" me was actually some good ole' weed therapy, me and a friend used to get blazed and walk right out into a nature-reserve at night, explore. Something about getting stoned in an almost pitch black forest really changes up the intoxication.
Also I couldnt sleep without my ears covered for a couple of years (like 8-12), think I saw an ep. of Star Trek where they put the alien ear leeches in you to take over your nervous system.
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Jal Culluh - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:35:23 EST atUvSMoZ No.4904408 Reply
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we never stop fearing the dark
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HeddaBaffingpin.xlt - Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:09:10 EST Ok/WVToA No.4904557 Reply
>>4904408
If people haven't read this tiny book they should, it's the dopest shit
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Collector Oliver - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:07:09 EST eO9ydiHy No.4904649 Reply
>>4904558
Apocalypse Meow?

The movie is more entertaining overall. But the book is chilling. It something really makes you think about the nature of evil.

Evil is banal, in many ways.
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CharlotteBuncocke.mov - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:44:11 EST QLTOtYac No.4904667 Reply
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>>4904343 I think I stopped fearing the dark when I was around 16 maybe 17. Loads of drug abuse has blurred my concept of time and my personal recollection of my own memories so I could be wrong but fuck it. I think the thing that most scared me when I was even younger than that was unfinished basements. I had a crazy ass nightmare in one of my childhood homes where one of those skeleton swordsmen from LoZ Majora's Mask came slowly creeping up the stairs from our unfinished basement while I stood watching from the top of the stairs, continually attempting to get my mother who was standing next to me immersed in conversation with some blurred face nobody to understand that this bony fucker was coming to kill me. Well she didn't listen so the skelington got to the top of the staircase, and I woke up right as he impaled me.
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Guillaume Tirel - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 01:01:45 EST Sw4EF+pD No.4904675 Reply
My mom worked at a prison so from a young age she didn't pull any punches with me. I remember one time when I was about 7 I asked why I couldn't stay home alone and she said because there are people that rape children in their ass, murder them and hide the bodies and she didn't want that to happen to me.

The dumbest thing I can remember beings scared of as a kid was when I was about 3 a kids song video with a marionette in it. The song was about sleeping and the puppet was watching the kids sleep and I remember thinking that as soon as I fell asleep he would come for me. I hid the video so my mom would put other shit on and forgot about it. She had my sister a few years later and busted out the same box of kid's tapes and it was in there and at 8 years old it creeped me out even more because I knew about the kidnap and butt rape thing. I ended up hiding the tape again because it still kind of scared me.
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Martha Stewart - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 01:19:08 EST IC1qn9Tn No.4904676 Reply
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>>4904343
Probably around my late teens when I finally gained some control and better understanding of my surroundings as well as owning a self defense weapon. I still hold a primal fear of the unknown that goes beyond the dark in that the mind will create worry of a danger seemingly not present and is portrayed in things like thalassaphobia. Foreign life such as strange bugs or animals can also be quite horrifying.

Pic related, I remember getting spooked by these discarded cicada carapace several times as a kid when playing until I got older and learned what they were from.
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Candy Kong - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 02:14:07 EST oZHc7UA1 No.4904687 Reply
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I was exposed to Child's Play when I was like 4, and had reoccurring Chucky nightmares for like 3 years. When I was about 7 I learned how to lucid dream, made dream-Chucky my bitch, and finally got over it. From then on I was pretty much immune to horror, and it's been my favorite genre ever since.
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Schoolboy Phineas - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:15:10 EST Q7G8h1M0 No.4904706 Reply
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>>4904687
You wouldn't have got off so easy if it were this fucker.
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Kefka - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 04:18:15 EST VMQtI3bb No.4904708 Reply
>>4904706
Man at least chucky will kill you quick. Fuckin' freddy will keep you alive in the afterlife as a fuckin' slave and proxy.
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Christine Chapel - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 05:41:36 EST atUvSMoZ No.4904720 Reply
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>>4904558
>>4904649
I just discovered there's a made for TV movie with John Malkovich. Looks kind of cheesy, judging by clips on youtube...
Apocalypse Now is probably a better representation of the spirit of the book.

>>4904682
the story is pretty straightforward. are you talking about what Kurtz meant with his final words? I think the point is we can never understand why he said what he said because he's dead (and in our world, fictional). and even if he weren't dead, we could never truly understand him either, or anyone for that matter, because we can only be ourselves. we can only experience ourselves and understand ourselves, and even that isn't so sure. "We live as we dream... alone"
we are all vulnerable to a "darkness of the heart". doesn't matter if you are a genius (Kurtz), loving and caring (his fiancée) or well intentioned and honest (Marlow).
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Walter White - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:36:28 EST 72T9bKyW No.4904737 Reply
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I watched Creature from the Black Lagoon with my dad as a kid and became terrified of the monster. Except I thought it was called a lagoon

>THE LAGOON IS GONNA GET ME! THE LAGOON IS GONNA GET ME!
>Sweetheart you're afraid of a Creature. A lagoon is a body of water.

you have to admit, this lagoon is pretty terrifying. look at the nails on this fuck.
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Matilda Shakeman - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 08:51:05 EST JcT1++GB No.4904740 Reply
When i was 7 or 8, then i got it back when i was 19 or 20 and started experiencing psychotic episodes as part of BD, now I'm over that too and I've learned to revel in the fear and uncertainty
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Collector Oliver - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:45:30 EST eO9ydiHy No.4904759 Reply
>>4904682
Then you've understood it. Evil can't be understood. It simply is. But it's interesting to think about.
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Christine Chapel - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:06:38 EST atUvSMoZ No.4904891 Reply
to all those who claim they don't fear the dark: why do we close the blinds at night?

don't tell me it's just for privacy, because the last 10 years have proven that most people DGAF about privacy.

maybe we don't fear the dark in our homes, because we learn that it is a safe place.
but do you feel completely at ease walking down an unlit path in pitch dark in an unknown area, alone?
won't you shit your pants if you somehow end up lost in some primeval forest with the sun slowly disappearing over the horizon?
what if you get injured so severely that you lose your sight, your hearing and your limbs like that guy in that Metallica music video? doesn't that scare the shit out of you?
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Fucking Pazzlekudging - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:12:35 EST 5h0NnKL6 No.4904893 Reply
>>4904891
I'm sorry but do you actually close your blinds at night because you're afraid of the dark outside your house?
That's kind of adorable, and kind of pathetic
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Cooltrainer Hannah - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:13:31 EST nJkrco7e No.4904894 Reply
>>4904891
>what if we're only scared of the dark when we also feel in danger or helpless for unrelated reasons? doesn't that prove we're actually afraid of the dark?
no you fucking idiot
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Cyril Blemmlewire - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:17:03 EST 9llAUnBZ No.4904896 Reply
>>4904891
I close the blinds any time of day so people don't see me jacking off or using drugs
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Caroline Bommerforth - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:18:19 EST 32u2rsMY No.4904897 Reply
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>>4904891
You don't fear the dark, you fear what could be in the dark. It's a natural reaction since humans have been prey for nocturnal predators for many millennium, but it can also become an obsession over nothing, by giving in to that primal drive to stay safe in the dark even if you know you are safe.
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Oliver Mushfuck - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:20:24 EST eh1xZcqi No.4904898 Reply
>>4904897
He seems rather content with himself for someone who needs to register as a sex offender
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Stan Marsh - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:22:53 EST MK4PtmUd No.4904899 Reply
>>4904898
Being a sex offender changes little for him. People have been making the assumption his whole life.
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Caroline Bommerforth - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:23:32 EST 32u2rsMY No.4904901 Reply
>>4904898
old people are wild bro. your brain health doesn't always last forever. Maybe the guy is just a creeper, or legit in mental deterioration and becoming a weird deviant as a result. I'm not saying he is justified, but saying that he may look smug because he's losing his fuckin gourd and ability to realize his actions and the consequences of his actions.
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FuckClunnerfuck.chm - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:25:16 EST HKNlG3Ai No.4904902 Reply
>>4904901
maybe he was always a weird deviant and he just stopped giving a shit
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Isabella Bindlebore - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:39:32 EST wcxAFXuK No.4904914 Reply
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TODAY IS FRIDAY THE 13TH
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Corporal R Richards - Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:03:54 EST w3/BkVun No.4904965 Reply
>>4904914
So that's why I dreamt about my garbage ex again.
What a horrible night to have a curse.
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Emma Grimwater - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:03:27 EST 5NbudMmm No.4905128 Reply
I stopped fearing the dark when I stopped believing in god and supernatural bullshit.
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Carl Grimes - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 06:07:35 EST RDhpj8S7 No.4905130 Reply
>>4905128
But supernatural shit isn't the only thing that lurks in the dark you have things like bobcats, serial killers and ultrarapists
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Talok - Sat, 14 Sep 2019 08:15:32 EST 63/JqzzS No.4905166 Reply
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>>4905130
They're rare and I've got a reasonable chance against those. I'm more worried about rusty nails or other sharp things waiting to penetrate or bludgeon my flesh. But none of that makes me fear the dark.
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Aleksander Emelianeko - Sun, 15 Sep 2019 15:42:02 EST VMQtI3bb No.4905671 Reply
>>4904891
I had no power over the blinds in my room at night, my mom shut my blinds.

I guess probably so some burglar or whatever didn't peek in and see a harmless sleeping child?

I was more afraid of that than I was afraid of the dark.

>won't you shit your pants if you somehow end up lost in some primeval forest with the sun slowly disappearing over the horizon?

I'd shit my pants if that happened now and I'm 26, it's not from the darkness it's because I"m lost in some animal infested jungle and can't see shit vs my own home where I know where everything is.

I was never afraid of the darkness because I felt safe in the darkness no one could see me.

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