What we need more in media-
Desexualized female characters
Mentally Ill characters
What we don’t need more of
2 or 3 Cishet white dudes as the protagonists with a bunch of queerbaiting.
31 Day Movie Meme: Day 14
Favorite Film in Black and White
The Maltese Falcon. It was fun, I guess. The lighting was gorgeous.
A thought on gore and monsters in horror fiction
Okay, so I love horror stories, I love Creepypasta, I even love a lot of bad Creepypasta just because it’s so earnest. You can tell a great deal of it is being written by kids who just want so bad to make something scary but just don’t quite understand how to communicate the ideas in their head efficiently. But I love it, and I love them for trying so hard. So if it’s any help, I made an effort to identify some running themes with these writing issues and assemble some of my own thoughts on horror in stories, comics, and motion pictures and how the pacing of those different mediums effect how you have to deliver the spooky. Just in case it helps ease the frustration for anyone wondering why their spooky stories are having a hard time carrying through on the spooky front they want it to.
And it’s long as hell so I’ll put it under a cut.