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Why read dark fic if it terrifies you?

Why read dark fic if it terrifies you? is in it's proper place, at spn_darkside. Sorry for the inconvenience, oy!

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roxymissrose
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:14 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, I screwed up and posted this in the wrong spot. I hope that you won't mind reposting your comment at [Bad username: spn darkside]. Apologies for throwing a brick in the works. :(

Edited at 2016-11-07 11:26 am (UTC)
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roxymissrose
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:31 am (UTC)
Shouldn't that be a darkfic writer's gift to any reader - that, no matter how deep the darkness, there's always hope, somewhere. Shouldn't it?

For me, yes! I consider the satisfying ending to be the gift the reader gets for taking the journey.
fufaraw
Nov. 7th, 2016 05:48 am (UTC)
Hello ladies. Would you think of moving this conversation to the comm? That way other members will see it and chime in.

When I have a couple of good brain cells to rub together, I'll join in myself. This is a tasty topic.
roxymissrose
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:09 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry! I've reposted this at darkside.
tabaqui
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:00 am (UTC)
Oh, man. I really just...don't. I read a few dark fics waaaaaay back when in the Buffy fandom, and regretted it. I don't mind dark that's like...things are bad, but we're figuring it out, it's going to be fixed kind of dark, but everything sucks, it's all blackness and despair and it never gets better dark? I just cannot. I'm left angry and depressed, which is *not* the reason i read fic!

And too much of it amounts to torture porn, which I can't stomach in fic *or* movies. So - yes, angst, unhappiness, sorrow, but in the end, it's fixed or overcome or over and things are good? I'm there. But endless sadness? (I've skimmed Acoustics 'verse a little, too.) I just cannot. I nope right out. Brainwashed-into-this-is-good 'good' ending doesn't work for me, either.

I like my happy happy joy joy! :)
roxymissrose
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
AGH! I screwed up!! This was supposed to go to spn_darkside, but I posted it here. Oh well...that's what I get for trying to be an active part of fandom. *slaps head*

Anywaaaaaaaaay...no, really, I feel stupid as hell. *hangs little head, waits for snuggles...* (i'm subtle like that)

I feel the same way you do!!! But that masochistic part of me just won't let it go! I keep hoping ad hoping...that's why I really appreciate when folks tag unrepentant and totally Evil!Sam.(or Dean) It helps. That way, I know it's totally my own fault when I send myself into a tailspin of depression for reading something I just--shouldn't.

If it wasn't for that little, evil voice in the back of my head that says, "but remember that one time you clicked and you were so pleasantly surprised...what harm is there in one leeeeeeetle click ...?"


meus_venator
Nov. 8th, 2016 12:38 am (UTC)
Would love if you guys could copy both of these comments over to the community. Great stuff for discussion. : )
tabaqui
Nov. 8th, 2016 03:36 am (UTC)
Heeeeeee! No worries, bb. I'm not reading at darkside, so it's good i got to see it here.

*smishes*

Man, i just don't indulge that. I *cannot*. It makes me feel sad and sick to my stomach, especially stuff like the 'trash party' stuff - I just can't deal with that.
*smooch*
sailorhathor
Nov. 7th, 2016 06:28 am (UTC)
This is more horror movie-related than specifically about SPN, but the movies that scare me the worst are the ones I love the most. My favorite movie of all time is the Japanese "Ringu," and its American remake, "The Ring." I thought the concept was going to be stupid - you watch a strange video tape and seven days later, you die. Whatever. But the Japanese know how to take a mundane object like a TV, something we all have, and make it so scary that you dread going to bed with one in your room. I seriously had nightmares for three weeks after viewing "Ringu." That does not happen with me!

Part of the problem was that I had a tv at the end of my bed at the time. You can imagine what I was dreaming when you think of what Sadako does at the end of the film. The fact that this movie could freak me out that bad only made me love it that much more.

Those are some of my favorite episodes of SPN too, the ones that have a really scary and/or inventive monster. "Scarecrow" and "Safe House" first spring to mind. I'm a total glutton for punishment there - the more a tv show/movie can make me look over my shoulder out of fear that I'll see something terrifying standing behind me, the more I worship it.
roxymissrose
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:16 am (UTC)
I'm *so* sorry, but I've posted this in the wrong place and am going to move it where it belongs, to spn_darkside. I hope that you'll repost your question there, so that the comm can see it. Again, apologies!
meus_venator
Nov. 8th, 2016 12:39 am (UTC)
Would love if you guys could copy both of these comments over to the community. Great stuff for discussion. : )
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