stephen king c/d?

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I read "the mist" today and it was really scary!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the ages of 10-15 he was the C of C.

now, eh, i'm sure i'd enjoy rereading some of the good ones.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i am looking forward to this new movie, "secret window" which stars johnny depp and john turturro.

oh yeah and know what's annoying? the american version of lars von trier's "the kingdom" is called motherfucking "STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL"!!! what the fuck is that shit?!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

like you'd think he'd be embarrassed about that!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

and "kingdom hospital" alone would be such a stupider title, even

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 03:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he wrote secret window? that looks cool.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

of course he wrote it, it's about a writer in maine haunted by a supernatural dude in a hat who accuses him of plagiarism!

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

don't really get all of that from the commercials. just that it's spooky and has john turturro.

Viva La Sam (thatgirl), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i hope it's good but the last stephen king movie was "dreamcatcher," and whew boy, that was something else.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they aren't even advertising this film as by Stephen King, so maybe they've realized that his name attached to a film = box office death these days.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

then why "stephen king's kingdom hospital"?

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(which i presume he adapted)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Dreamcatcher" had the worst ending I have ever seen in a film.

"I read the Mist today, and boy was it scary!"

If you can find it, there's a audio dramatization of the Mist available on cassete. The cool thing about it is that it's in three-dimensional sound, which gives the story an extremely spooky effect.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 04:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

did you see the "original ending" on the dreamcatcher dvd? it was so much better, i have no idea why they chose to go with the alternate.

Emilymv (Emilymv), Monday, 23 February 2004 05:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

it was! i liked that in the non-original ending the movie ended with dude saying "jonesy!" though.

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 05:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

from the ages of 10-15 he was the C of C.

This is so true. His were the first "adult" books I got into reading, as a kid. (I remember learning about most aspects of sex -- except the nuts and bolts, of course, which my mom taught me -- from Stephen King books.) And I think he made for a pretty good segue into the more usual fiction, when I became a preteen... (Because, y'know, he writes about couples and relationships and people musing about their lives and all that shit... just with monsters.)

And I remember "It," which I read in sixth grade, as being one heck of a great book.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He was always somebody I knew of growing up -- he was that big by the late seventies when I first heard of him thanks to The Shining's adaptation, and he still is, Harlan Ellison called him sui generis and I think he nailed it. But I never really got into him -- it wasn't that I didn't like his work as I read it, I just tended to look elsewhere. But what few short stories I've read of his capture a certain beautiful atmosphere of the physical land itself are gripping, and it occurs to me that some of his greatest strengths aren't the obvious ones.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I will throw in a few more cents: those Dark Tower books (the few that I read -- first three or four?) = disappointing dud; the first half of "The Stand" = awesome, but the 2nd half = dud; a few of those "Bachman Books" = Classic. "Eye of the Dragon" (is that what it's called?) = totally classic.

morris pavilion (samjeff), Monday, 23 February 2004 06:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stand by Me = classic. No question. period. end. over. The Best.

sunjammerr, Monday, 23 February 2004 06:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, duh! Secret Window was in Four Past Midnight. I knew it looked familiar.

I think his stuff in the last decade or so is unbearable nostalgic crap, I still think his first 15 years had a few genuinely great novels (The Dead Zone and Pet Sematary seem to stand up the best) and a boatload of really scary scenes (the Lincoln Tunnel sequence in The Stand, Ben's Hubie Marston nightmare in 'Salem's Lot).

At this point, though, I'd wager that most of his stuff made for better movies, at least when real directors (as opposed to Frank Darabont) were at the helm. Carrie, The Shining, and Christine are all way beyond the source material. And Cujo, The Dead Zone and 'Salem's Lot are all great movies in their own right.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Pet Sematary is a great horror novel, one of the few that has actually creeped me out.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I always liked his short stories. The one with the tiny army men, and the one about the kid's dad with the bad 6-pack of beer and the cats in the wall... I haven't read The Mist since I was in that 10-15 age range. I liked it a lot then. Does it hold up?

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh and the one where the evil oil slick pulls the guy through the CRACK between the BOARDS on the RAFT holy SHIT.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

There's an audio-CD of the Mist that's great. You have to listen to it with headphones, but they did a great job with the surround sound (for ~1993 when I heard it).

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The raft scared the pants off me.

luna (luna.c), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Just keep your hair out of the water and you'll be fine.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 07:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"There's an audio CD of the Mist..."

Dude, did you see my post upthread?

latebloomer (latebloomer), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Haha, no. Amazon still had the CD as of a couple of years ago.

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

At 15, C of C, OTM. The Shining, Christine, The Stand, and It. And Misery.

I stopped caring before the first chapter of Delores Claiborne ended (tho that movie was good).

weather1ngda1eson (Brian), Monday, 23 February 2004 08:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Bachman books - classic. The 4 stories in "Different Seasons" are pretty good. The only one not made into a movie was my favourite - The Long Walk. Basically a near-future-reality-show concept piece. Very simple: 100 people (mostly young) start walking down a highway. If you drop below 4 miles per hour, you get a warning. After the 3rd warning, you are shot dead (the military follow your progress). Last one alive "wins" (you get whatever you want). I almost hope reality TV goes this way someday...

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 10:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Salem's Lot and The Mist scared the piss out of me as a young'un.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 10:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You could just take them out of the running instead of shooting them. Some people might argue that only the threat of death can provide sufficient motivation to determine the "real" winner. Anyway, 4mph isn't very fast.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Average normal pedestrial walking speed is like 3.375 mph.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Are you getting Different Seasons confused with The Bachman Books, Rob? The Breathing Method is the only story out of DS that wasn't filmed: The Running Man is the only one of BBs that was.

Short stories: great. Dark Tower also good in principle (the first one was only good enough to get me vaguely interested in the seond one, which was great), but if it turns out that I'd have to read all his other books to understand the next volume, I'll be pissed off.

You have to reckon he's jumped the shark when he starts making TV miniseries of all his longer stories, including The Shining. Apparently the film was fine, but not what he was looking for.

And Christine to thread!

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Good things about Stephen King:

1. The Shining
2. The Strand was good as I recall though the middle 500 pages dragged a bit
3. He wrote some book about dragons. I forget what it was called but dragons are so awesome.
4. His short stories I think are generally excellent, and much different from his fiction. They're published in the New Yorker and other such magazines quite often. He had an excellent one about highway restroom graffiti.
5. Also he got hit by a truck, which is so crazy. Then he wrote lots of memoirs about being hit by a truck. The one celebrity we have in the whole state of Maine gets mauled by a drunk driver. I thought we should have put his giant creepy head on our state quarter, but apparently that wasn't taken into consideration.

j c (j c), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Stand I mean. The Strand is a bookstore I have to go to this afternoon. Apologies.

j c (j c), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

least scary element in a bad s.k. novel: killer coke machine in the tommyknockers. course, he was high on coke at the time, so it makes sense. i kinda love the fact that he doesn't remember writing cujo. If you had asked me what the great american novel was 20 years ago i would have said The Stand. I love everything up until the novel he doesn't remember writing. it was touch and go after that. hate when he takes a short story idea and adds an extra 700 pages a la Insomnia.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Eye of the Dragon - about the prince locked up in the tower who steals threads from napkins and weaves them into a rope using the tiny loom in his doll house.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

>Are you getting Different Seasons confused with The Bachman Books, Rob
Yes. Yes I am. It's been a while...

>Anyway, 4mph isn't very fast

True. This is the beauty of the contest. The 100 starters can go on for quite a while before the 1st person is shot, which is obviously a sobering event for the remaining 99. Only after about 48 hours things start to go a bit crazy. People start to freak out, as one would expect. Dunno why that story stuck with me for so long - it's a disturbing concept.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

they aren't even advertising this film as by Stephen King, so maybe they've realized that his name attached to a film = box office death these days.

-- anthony kyle monday

then why "stephen king's kingdom hospital"?

-- s1ocki

Stephen King signing on to the Kingdom remake is the only thing that got it made; it's been in and out of production for years, so I assume they're tagging it with his name because they aren't confident in it except as a King vehicle (whereas a Johnny Depp movie is a Johnny Depp movie, and you really don't need the Inspector 13 tag.

I haven't seen Dreamcatcher and don't know if I will, but coming so soon after the extended discussion of "trunk novels" in Bag of Bones (which, love it or hate it, is considerably different in scope, tone, and approach), and King's subsequent accident and public difficulties with returning to writing, I half-assumed it was a trunk novel itself. It certainly reads like one.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I recall something about the first story in the Bachman books (Rage) causing a stir because it depicted a fed-up high school kid coming to school with a gun and having a little kill-fest. Apparently it was reading material for a real-life high-school-rage-murder tragedy, but don't recall when/where.

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He's great at writing a near-perfect example of a sub-genre. IE Rage is a great "high school shooting" story, The Long Walk is just one beautiful idea, "Survivor Type" is a great cannibal story..

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Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Incidently, 'Rage' is the only novel that King admits he wishes he never wrote. Several similar incidents have occured across the United States, and Rage has been mentioned in connection with them. Considering how sympathetic King is to his protagonist, it's easy to see how disillusioned teens could come to identify with its themes"

Rob Bolton (Rob Bolton), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh, but classic! cuz even though i don't read his new stuff i still dig him. he's such a kook, and he never makes me cringe really. which is more than i can say for most people who have been in the public eye as long as he has. search:Carrie, Salem's Lot, The Shining, Rage, Night Shift, The Stand, The Dead Zone, Danse Macabre, Firestarter, Different Seasons, Needful Things, The Dark Half, Pet Semetary, Misery, Skeleton Crew, and Thinner (even if you are older than 10-15)

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 23 February 2004 14:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

he never makes me cringe really

No, we have Dean Koontz for that.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 23 February 2004 15:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, what a way with a trashy yarn! Search: THE LANGOLIERS esp part one of the TV novella. Destroy: Cujo. I mean, it was a bit shit wasn't it.

Sarah (starry), Monday, 23 February 2004 15:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That Mist dramatization is floating around on soulseek.

Stuart (Stuart), Monday, 23 February 2004 16:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The best Stephen King audio I've heard -- although the person I heard it with says The Mist one is great, too -- is "1408," the haunted hotel room story from Blood and Smoke, his audio-only thing. The first time I heard it was in the middle of the night, in the middle of a ten hour road trip through east Texas and southern Louisiana, which probably added a lot to the overall effect.

Tep (ktepi), Monday, 23 February 2004 16:31 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the langoliers is really cool too.

i mean the thing with stephen king is he's really good at writing really readable stuff, and he has some neat ideas, but man oh man does he repeat himself. which is kind of interesting in a way, i guess. it's like he applies whatever good idea he has to the basic mold of "writer in maine" and lets it rip.

(obviously that applies more to the novels)

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 17:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

you know what else is good? "the juant"

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 23 February 2004 17:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Eaten by a demon raccoon after giving the new AC/DC album a D+ review

President Keyes, Thursday, 5 October 2017 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp he did have a radio & party DJ -- a blind one, no less -- in one of his books. Bag of Bones, maybe?

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:30 (one month ago) Permalink

You got the Eddie Money analog in rock singer Larry from the Stand.

earlnash, Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:46 (one month ago) Permalink

oh yeah, Pennywise did the futterwacken too. That kind of took me out of it

― Number None, Monday, September 11, 2017 3:34 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thB1wJUQRIc

how's life, Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:11 (one month ago) Permalink

ahahahhahahaha

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Thursday, 12 October 2017 16:21 (one month ago) Permalink

lol

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 12 October 2017 17:59 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp he did have a radio & party DJ -- a blind one, no less -- in one of his books. Bag of Bones, maybe?

― Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:30 (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Black House

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:40 (one month ago) Permalink

My local indie cinema having a king movie month

The list is..... patchy

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:41 (one month ago) Permalink

one here has a decent-looking lineup. i've somehow managed to go this long without ever seeing carrie, so that'll be cool. kinda into the idea of seeing christine or maximum overdrive on the big screen. maybe creepshow?

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I guess it's a franchised event so

The poster is good

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink

lol the bfi just did a season of I think basically all of them

90% shit at least obv but man if I were rich

good art is orange; great art is teal (wins), Thursday, 12 October 2017 22:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah it's the best kind of shit

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Thursday, 12 October 2017 23:09 (one month ago) Permalink

Thinner is one of the most compellingly terrible films I've ever seen, in a way you only seem to get with Stephen King movies. Might be the best worst one

The current moment of kingtopia hasn't really changed the hit rate tbh

good art is orange; great art is teal (wins), Friday, 13 October 2017 10:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Only found out recently that Maximum Overdrive was filmed at the same time, in some of the same locations, as Blue Velvet (both were Dino productions) - lol the 80s.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 13 October 2017 10:58 (one month ago) Permalink

in some of the same locations

i approve of stuff like this, it's oulipian and thickens the textures

mark s, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:18 (one month ago) Permalink

How's Creepshow? I heard that's actually ok

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:20 (one month ago) Permalink

It's a hair above average, iirc. Pretty boilerplate, but has its moments, gruesome and macabre. Monster in a box, fuzzy plants from space ...

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, some of them are better than others, but overall I enjoyed it. It's been years since I've seen it though and always get it mixed up with Cat's Eye.

how's life, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Also has its moments! Cigarette smoking, ledge bet ...

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:36 (one month ago) Permalink

I think Creepshow is mediocre but some people really love it. See it for the funny stuff, if anything.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I bought the reissue of the Creepshow comic this year and was pretty bored.

how's life, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, the Amicus Tales from the Crypt movie is my favourite EC comics inspired portmanteau horror flick

Ward Fowler, Friday, 13 October 2017 11:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Creepshow is kinda like from dusk till dawn in that it's two nerdy guys just having fun

I liked it a lot when I was about 14 but haven't seen it since (& never saw any of the sequels)

It's classic for King's acting if nothing else

good art is orange; great art is teal (wins), Friday, 13 October 2017 12:01 (one month ago) Permalink

2/3 of cats eye is good, the third story & framing device is really dumb & bad

good art is orange; great art is teal (wins), Friday, 13 October 2017 12:04 (one month ago) Permalink

xp: yeah, the Jordy Verrill bit is definitely a highlight.

how's life, Friday, 13 October 2017 12:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I saw Creepshow last year for the first time probably since it was new, at a local theater's "12 Hours of Terror" Halloween marathon, and was surprised how much I still enjoyed it. The first segment is a little meh, although it was fun to see a young Ed Harris. But the rest is pretty camp/scary greatness.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Friday, 13 October 2017 12:38 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd be shocked if nobody has made a gif of Ed Harris dancing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 13 October 2017 13:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Creepshow is the only certifiable "cult classic" in the King filmography. Carrie and The Shining are the best, but Creepshow is my favorite.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Saturday, 14 October 2017 20:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I *really* liked Gerald's Game. It highlighted for me why I like Flanagan's movies so much - a real facility for digital effects, strong performance, and he never loses sight of the adult themes being tapped into, even when it gets silly (eg the Scooby Doo ending, which I gather is derived from the book?)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Also: it was almost uncomfortably timely, *that scene* was appropriately squirm-inducing, and Henry Thomas was really good and infuriating in his few scenes

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Agreed on all of that. I almost never flinch at OTT gore, and *that scene* made me avert my eyes. I texted my wife while I was watching this (she had no interest) and said "Elliot from ET is in this and he is NOT nice."

The ending is, indeed, right out of the book, almost verbatim from the page. Weirdly, the makeup for that character matched in my head how I always pictured Baldanders from Gene Wolfe's "New Sun" books. Like it was pulled straight from my brain.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:18 (one month ago) Permalink

He's also really good as a very different character on Better Things.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Thinner is one of the most compellingly terrible films I've ever seen, in a way you only seem to get with Stephen King movies. Might be the best worst one

the book was p disturbing when i read it aged about 12.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:24 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm a third of the way into Revival and, if I hadn't already heard about the ending being ultramegableak, I honestly would've assumed I was reading something more along the lines of the novellas in Different Seasons. It doesn't code as anything even slightly resembling horror at this point. Which is probably a great way to set the stage if you really want to pull the rug out from under someone.

I believe I will have another helping of your scrumptious casserole (Old Lunch), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh, yeah. Keep a-readin'.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:33 (one month ago) Permalink

he never loses sight of the adult themes being tapped into, even when it gets silly

i absolutely didn't feel this -- i felt he never really had them genuinely in sight in the first place (the gerald-related themes or the childhood-related themes); to me they felt like atmospheric devices at best* and after "that scene" they p much vanished from the film's concerns (the "letter to my younger self" device was more an evasion than anything, less effective even than the daft scooby-doo conclusion**, bcz so sententiously pious; in general, "bad device but straight from the book" isn't a much of a get-out clause when you're making a film)***

*i minded this less re the S&M-to-save-a-marriage tbh; we were never given the slightest hint of a reason to mind abt gerald, but he was such a charmless up-himself pill i didn't care (in a better film i wd perhaps have been more torn) -- i was really bothered by how plotline functional the damaged childhood was though -- it ended up feeling there to set up a sleight-of-hand so that you assumed Moonlight Man was figments, palpably affective yes, but only bcz she had good historical reason to be afraid of the dark
**i also disliked the acromelagy = you are seen as a monster by others = actually fuck it yr the worst kind of monster all-round (tho as i said upthread, there was a moment -- where MM echoed what jessie had said to him -- that you could read as a kind of mirroring and hence a brief glimpse into his hell and misery, the idea that she had perhaps been a haunting figment to him
***the fact that several different ppl have said they really liked it probably means i will rewatch at some point, through another's eyes, as it were -- maybe there's enough distance from the unrelieved dislikability of literally every character except the excellent dog

mark s, Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:00 (one month ago) Permalink

i also disliked the acromelagy = you are seen as a monster by others = actually fuck it yr the worst kind of monster all-round

The use of a character w/ acromegaly was a bit distasteful but I liked there being an explanation as an extension of revealing what's hidden - Gerald and his rape/domination fantasies, the truth of her childhood abuse, the true nature of MM, and how silence and ambiguity can work to oppress

I also liked how the dog was handled, and tbh it's one of the few survival movies of this kind where nothing the main character does was inexplicably stupid

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:10 (one month ago) Permalink

last is def true, yes -- in a desperate pinch she was good at level-headed puzzle-solving, coping and just keeping on keeping on

(when she ended up where she ended up, and the torchlights were bobbing thru the wood, i had a flashback to texas chainsaw, where the central character -- also good at keeping on -- escape and flees, but straight back into their clutches…)

mark s, Thursday, 19 October 2017 14:16 (one month ago) Permalink

um hello she THREW AWAY THE WATER 😤

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:52 (one month ago) Permalink

I don't remember her doing that?

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:54 (one month ago) Permalink

she was ordered to by one of the voices in her head that we didn't meet, possibly her imagined version of the dog

mark s, Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:56 (one month ago) Permalink

There was water left in the glass that she was saving for later and when she got the idea to smash it she first tipped the remaining water out, for no reason, while dying of thirst

tbh I hope I'm remembering this wrong because the way I remember it is deeply upsetting, maybe the most upsetting thing I'll see all year

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:01 (one month ago) Permalink

enh there was like 80ml left at that point

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:34 (one month ago) Permalink

And she was about to either be free or bleed to death. The water in the glass didn't factor into the equation.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:01 (one month ago) Permalink

What's wrong with drinking the water tho

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Thursday, 19 October 2017 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

there's blood in it iirc

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 19 October 2017 21:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Hydration is very important people

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Our bodies are 70 percent water it's the stuff of life

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Thursday, 19 October 2017 22:25 (one month ago) Permalink

What if the very water you’re made of is EVIL, tho? That’ll make you go bump-de-bump in the night.

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 20 October 2017 06:20 (one month ago) Permalink

pfft

"evil water" that's preposterous

"secret electricity" now you're talking!

"The" Blink-182 (wins), Friday, 20 October 2017 09:36 (one month ago) Permalink


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