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Film & Television / Wisdom of Gnomes
« on: 05:31 PM, 09/27/18 »
A short film I worked on has finally made its way online. It picked up a few selections along the way too. Not outright horror but it definitely has some elements in there.

Here's the teaser.

And the thing itself!

Hannah enlists the help of her hapless uncle in tracking down her fathers killer, only to find something far more sinister at play.

Why not I say. Good fun filming this little tidbit.

General Discussion / Re: Site redesign.
« on: 08:15 PM, 08/29/18 »
I'll take your word for it. Never could get to second base.

Film & Television / Re: The Terminator
« on: 08:11 PM, 08/29/18 »
I think Bruce Willis in Looper put it best.

"I don't want to talk about time travel. If we start talking about time travel we'll be here all day making diagrams with straws"

General Discussion / Site redesign.
« on: 07:04 PM, 08/16/18 »
It's nice. Runs real smooth.

That is a real horror story.

The infuriating delights of bloated beauracracy.

The scariest thing in my life was having open heart surgery. I guess I can have a chuckle about it now.

Midnight Marinara & Undercooked Analysys / Re: The Divide
« on: 10:20 PM, 05/15/18 »
I can give my personal observations on FSU and how it stands at the moment. To me it's drawing a lot of similarities to troubled projects I've seen before. The pushed deadlines and extended wait times is one worrying factor. DP as far as I know did address this in an update video and if I'm remembering correctly, put it down to inexperience with dealing with a project of this size. Which is a fair statement. People are usually forgiving when it comes to those things, more so when the project lead can cop to their own shortcomings. Usually means their gonna work on it. The issue that does arise from that however is when there's no end goal in sight.

Lack of communication is another factor that crops up too. Not keeping people informed on a regular basis is rarely a good thing and leads to apathy as the months go by. Discussion and interaction regarding the project die down as people loose interest. I know some things went down before the split on UCA that also contributed to the delay (DP got sick, flooded apartment etc.) of the project but some constant feedback to the community would've been helpful in keeping everyone up to date. A thread on here would've been ideal.

As for the split itself. It came out of left field for sure. I'm not going to hold it against anyone who feels the need to step away for a while after something like that happens. Again though, without any clear indication on what the state of the project is, I can only assume personaliy, even longer delays or cancellation.

There's a few ways it can go as I see it.  The project could be handed over to someone else who can take full responsibility on seeing it through to its completion. That might be a big ask though. The other option is to let everyone know how it stands now honestly and work to get a solid plan in action. Or it could continue as is which to me would be to its own detriment because even if it does reach its end point I think it will lose a lot of interest and participation as well as any excitement people may have had for it. You can only hook participants for so long before they move on.

Honestly, this project needs a new coat of paint and a swift kick in the teeth to reinvigorate it.

It's not my intention to hold DP and the former judges in a negative light. I don't believe they had any malicious intent regarding FSU. I'm sure they're heart was in the right place and they wanted to do well by everyone involved. I do believe however that there are valid criticisms to be made on how it's been handled up till now. I really hope the project gets back on its feet soon and succeeds on what it set out to do. Cause it would kinda suck for all those involved if it didn't.

Gah! I think your discovery of the reason behind the sticky floors is the real horror story here. That's the kind of knowledge that'll wash any nostalgia away.

I've never felt truly scared at a horror film. I've always found them more entertaining than terrifying. There was on instance though which I can still remember to this day. It's the scene in Terminator 2 when Sarah Connor is dreaming of the nuke hitting the city and she gets burned to a crisp. That scared the shit out of me when I was young. I had nightmares for years after of being outside and looking up to the sky to see a bomb dropping.

General Discussion / Re: Fleming Storage Units Discussion
« on: 01:57 PM, 02/16/18 »
Hmm. From what I can gather, you just need the address for the server and add it in the + section of the drop down menu. As to what the address is, I don't know. Sorry. Like I said, not too up on that stuff. Maybe try PMing one of the mods.

General Discussion / Re: Fleming Storage Units Discussion
« on: 05:57 PM, 02/14/18 »
You'll have to make a Discord account I think and it should be accessible from the front page here on TooSpooky.

General Discussion / Fleming Storage Units Discussion
« on: 04:16 PM, 01/11/18 »
Hey, is there any further updates on the project yet? I know Dead Palette was ill and hasn't got around to finishing Custodial Corpse yet. But thats all I know. I'm not up on the Twitter or Discords and the like.

Also, how is everyone feeling about their stories over 2 months on?

I'm still quite happy with mine. I did the best I could at the time though shit was crazy in my personal life. I'm a bit bugged that I couldn't post it sooner at the time so as to get some feedback. I don't know how it's going to stand up to scrutiny rules wise because I bent one of them so far I may have broken it! On the plus side, there is a radio station slot in the lore.

Your Stories / Re: Walking home.
« on: 03:21 PM, 01/ 1/18 »
I so want to draw a one page comic strip of this. It's perfect.

Your Stories / Re: Trick
« on: 03:20 PM, 01/ 1/18 »
Nice little Halloween tale. Shame I only got around to reading it now!

What I like most about this is the authors obligated action of sticking to this seasonal social contract and the weird/spooks arises from those that subvert it.

Sorry but you are not allowed to view spoiler contents.

Your Stories / Re: Serious Inquiries Only, Please!
« on: 02:42 PM, 01/ 1/18 »
What a delightfully macabre story. I really like the wanted ad structure and the voice of the narrator who lays out this disturbing plan (it's for science!) in such a calm matter of fact way. I think it's the determination that gets me the most. It's clear that there is no straying from the path on this venture.

If you were ever to do a follow up, an idea could be from the point of view of the person or persons who carried out the authors wishes. I think as long as you kept the same premis, taking something mundane and injecting the creep factor, it would deffinately pay off.

Good stuff.

Fleming Storage Units WIPs / Re: Master List of Summaries
« on: 06:41 PM, 11/28/17 »
Unit #25: Wailing Woods

Narrator: Martin.

His brother owns the unit. They both live locally and it's usually Martin who calls to the facility. He has the appropriate paperwork. Their unit is filled with boxes of empty jars.

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