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Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , , on November 6, 2009 by Jeremy
Nov 2

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A weird school schedule this week.  Off on Tuesday for Election Day and off on Thursday and Friday because there’s a Teacher Convention.

Thus, Monday night = PARTY IT UP.

Not exactly.  Just another scary movie night at a friend’s house.  We watched “The Uninvited.”

Thinking my system was already saturated with all that scary stuff from October, I wasn’t too freaked out in the beginning.  But I found myself jumping and covering my face once again from the middle until the end.  Even screamed a few times.  Not a high-pitched girly scream.  Just a regular scream.

“He Looks Scary ;-; Make It Stop”

Posted in Belleville, Events, Friends, School with tags , , , , on November 1, 2009 by Jeremy
Oct 30

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So, yes, I dressed up as a mime today, without the hat or the gloves.  Or the miming ability.  I did have the creepy factor going on though.  Sucks though.  I didn’t take pictures of myself, so I can’t show it here.  Haha.

There was definitely a big turnout for costume-wearers this year.  I’m going to simplify the situation and attribute the impressive turnout to the students’ desire to get as far away from the uniforms as possible.

Oh yea, as a mime, I limited speech the entire school day.  People said I couldn’t mime, but when have I ever been a mime?  I unknowingly slipped a few words a few times.  They just came out; I don’t know how.

Some Good Make-up

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , , on October 31, 2009 by Jeremy
Oct 25

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This is the first time I’ve really gotten into the Halloween spirit.  Horror movies have been more frequent in my life this October (two is unusual!), and, in general, my mind has really been focused on most things horror. (Except the Ouija board, but…that’s another story.)

Today, some of my friends decided to go to “State Scare Factory: Haunted Atraction,” a frightening attraction that decided to visit my town this year.  We’ve been thinking about going since last week, and it finally happened tonight.

There were eight of us in total, six guys and two girls.  The girls were so terrified.  One of them went as far as having a fit.  One of the employees (pictured) decided to scare her, causing her to run out of the line and almost burst into tears.  It took a short while for me to finally calm her down.  I felt a mixed feeling of sympathy and exasperation.  And amusement.

She was so close to backing out of the plan, despite already paying $15 for it, but she finally gave in to our pleas after making me promise to never let go of her during the entire excursion.

Naturally, the entire factory was dark, with tall wooden walls that created the path for us to follow.  For the most part, the “terror” that the attraction produced was due to the characters that popped out of nowhere.  They were all meant to be hostile, although it was promised that none of them would touch us.  They would just get really, really close.

Being in the back of the group, with one of the girls tugging on my long-sleeved sweater, I thing I had the right to be horrified and panicky.  Though all we saw were silhouettes, it was scary because, like I said, they were coming out of nowhere.  It’s a typical way to give people a shock, but it was enough to make the girls scream.

I must sound as if I was fearless, but I wasn’t.  I had to push a few times (maybe more) because at a couple of times, I was literally cornered, with three or four bodies pressed against me, with the dark face of one of the characters hovering above me.

Anyway, it would have been a very different experience if the girls weren’t there.  It was fun, but we rushed through it.

At some point in the beginning, I thought, “What would I do if this were real?” trying to see whether my thoughts and actions during the experience would be a good reflection of how I would really think and act if I were trapped in some haunted factory.  Truthfully, I wasn’t terrified.  (But, I wouldn’t have braved through that entire thing by myself)  I saw it more as an adrenaline rush.  All we had to do was escape from the factory, in which there was only one path, and run away from all the people.   I’m sure there’s more to surviving a truly haunted place than just running away, meaning you’re probably going to have to use your head in order to find the best way out.

That did not make sense.  Ah, whatever.

Marginally Helpful

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by Jeremy
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When expecting a scary part of a horror movie, I often wrap my hands around my face to slightly cover my vision.  It still see about 90% of the screen, but for some reason, it just helps.  (Yes, I know the scene doesn’t seem suspenseful at all.   That’s because it isn’t.  You don’t actually expect me to have my camera ready when something’s about to come up.)

Anyway, I hope this photo isn’t illegal.  Haha.  Watched Paranormal Activity today.  Wow, that was terrifying.  I’d hate to sound like many other reviewers of the movie, but I’ve never been so scared of a movie in my life.

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What striked me as the most horrifying aspect of the movie was the fact that for the majority of the film, there wasn’t a physical entity associated with whatever was haunting (or hunting) the protagonists.  There wasn’t a face or a body to be terrified of.  I think that really did it for me.

In addition, the fact that we thought the videos were real footage got to us.   After some research, we discovered it wasn’t real.  A “mockumentary.”

Oh gawsh. I need to stop replaying the scenes in my head.  I can’t calm down.

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Not Zombies, But…

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Summer Vacation, Work/Volunteer with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by Jeremy
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I started to volunteer at the library yesterday, and I went again for my second day today.  Both days required me to help a few kids with their reading, and yesterday, I also had to return some books to the shelves.  I’ll eventually take some pictures of me doing some work.

[So, today, after helping a kid read his book for the summer, I browsed through some shelves of books and realized that I had placed some books yesterday in the wrong section.  They had a special sticker that indicated where they were to go, but I completely disregarded them and put them in a completely different floor.  I discovered my error when I was browsing around because that area was were the special-stickered books were supposed to go.  Hoping to mend my mistake, I stealthily grabbed the books I misplaced and returned to the room where they belonged.  However, I encountered another problem.  Only one of the two books I recovered looked like it was supposed to be there, so, hoping to avert an error that might embarrass me, I decided to borrow that book that didn’t belong.  Hence, I carried Pride and Prejudice and Zombies on my way home.]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks like an interesting novel, but I feel obliged to read the original first before moving to this adaptation.

Speaking of the supernatural, some friends came over late afternoon.  (No, they’re not the supernatural ones.)  I decided to entertain them with some activities involving ghosts and other scary subjects.  First, I presented to them quite a terrifying game, called “The House“.  Then, I showed them this website, where we looked at some mildly creepy videos, but it was really “The House” that got them.