I’ve given up trying to correct people.
I always use the phrase, “Murdered seven different ways from Sunday”, when people try to pronounce my last name.
I have a fairly regular name: Daisy, but I live in France where everyone goes: Desiree? Dazie? Daghjdskgjc?
It’s unbelievable how many ways people can fuck up the name Jerome. Also it’s Curtin not Curtain.
This always cracks me up and I just want a giant poster of it in every lab.
TOP CREEPYPASTA MONSTERS/URBAN LEGENDS
Creepypasta is a scary story website, that has some genuinely good stories. I remember my first time coming across this website in high school. I got genuinely creeped out and vowed to never go back, but that didn’t work out. Over the years it has been up urban legends have been born. Here are a few of the most popular ones.
- Slenderman: An alleged being who is about 8 ft. tall, with no face. He has black tentacles protruding rom his back and has extremely long and slender arms and legs. There has been online computer games about this dude as well as a brilliant series on YouTube called MarbleHornets that rotate around this being.
- The Rake: A genuinely terrifying creature whose presence is accompanied by loud growl, whispering noises and heavy breathing. The urban legend is a series of stories of people’s encounters with this creature. EvenManHybrid on youtube has made a series of videos revolving around this creature.
- Ben Drowned: I’m not too familiar with this story but it revolves a Majora’s Mask cartridge that is haunted by a ghost named Ben. Give it a read.
- Jeff the Killer: In all honest this is not a scary or even a good creepy story at all. For some reason this legend became pretty popular, probably because of the picture associated with the story. Creepypasta Wiki has actually deleted the story from their page because of how poorly written it was.
- Smile Dog: A good creepy urban legend about a haunted image that drives it’s viewers to insanity. All of the victims claim they have been visited by a dog like creature called “smile dog”
- Squidward’s Suicide: A creepy story writeen by an intern that worked at Nickelodeon. This is a “lost episode” that feature horrific imagery revolving around the death of Squidward. It’s downright depressing.
- Lavender Town Syndrome: A creepy story that is about a peak in children’s suicide rates between the ages of 7 and 12 shortly after the release of Pokemon Red and Green in Japan.
- Mr.Widemouth: A popular urban legend about a girl who makes a friend in a forest. She should of listened to her parents when they said, “don’t talk to strangers.”
- Suicidemouse.avi: An urban legend based of off an old, unseen Mickey Mouse episode.
- Eyeless Jack: Another story about a boy who receives visits at night from an unfriendly creature
Be sure to check out my masterpost of everything creepy for more lists like these.
For the past few years, medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel has been pouring through some of the world’s oldest books and manuscripts at Leiden University, The Netherlands, as part of his ongoing research on pen trials. Pen trials are the small sketches, doodles, and practice strokes a medieval scribe would make while testing the ink flow of a pen or quill. They usually involve funny faces, letter strokes, random lines, or geometric shapes and generally appear in the back of the book where there was generally some blank space. Kwakkel shares via email:
From a book historical perspective pen trials are interesting because a scribe tends to write them in his native hand. Sometimes, when they moved to a different writing culture (another country or religious house) they adapted their writing style accordingly when copying real text—books. The trials, however, are done in the style of the region they were trained in, meaning the individuals give some information about themselves away.
In some sense, these sketches are like fingerprints or signatures, little clues that reveal a bit about these long forgotten scribes who copied texts but who had no real opportunity to express themselves while working. Including additional sketches or even initials in these books was often forbidden.
I’LL REBLOG THIS TILL I DIE
'if lesbians use dildos why don't they just have sex with a man?'
'if straight men like fucking women in the ass why don't they just fuck men?'
Finally, a brilliant response to a dumb question.