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 on: Today at 08:39:49 AM 
Started by Ocicat - Last post by tiagoreul
Hi everyone and good luck!

 on: Yesterday at 09:52:12 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Scattercat
"Congratulations!  You're actually a good mother, and your reward is to live in a world where you are constantly on the brink of starvation, where you will never again be clean or free of disease or parasites, and in which your children can expect to live to the ripe old age of forty or so before keeling over due to one of their many infections!"

The tour guide is a douchenozzle.

 on: Yesterday at 09:50:23 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Scattercat
I have long since gotten tired of the simple horror tropes like "the hunter hunted," but this one won me over.

"He was a biter" indeed.  XD

 on: Yesterday at 09:47:49 PM 
Started by Bdoomed - Last post by Scattercat
I'd never read "The Golgotha Dancers" before and it was an enjoyable haunted painting with very creepy monsters.

But "These Doth the Lord Hate" I know from way back in my preteen years, and it was a consistent bugaboo for me for over a decade.  When I was a young adult, I converted to Christianity, and remained a Christian until my mid-twenties.  This story really captures the creeping horror of knowing the "right" thing or the "correct" beliefs but also knowing that they simply don't feel just or good.  Even now, it brings back the weight of that feeling, of the struggle to find another way to interpret the "holy" book so that I could behave morally without violating its dicta, of wondering why a supposed benevolent creator deity would do things like deliberately have hundreds of generations of humans with souls born and dying on a continent that wouldn't even be reached by anyone who could teach them the route to salvation for millennia, or make someone attracted to the same sex and then burn them in hell for engaging in a relationship.

People do fucked up things to each other for really weird reasons.

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