The wind blows through the sunny graveyard
Whistling between the stone teeth which protrude from the earth
A cross sits high
As the grandson sits high on a bench made of his grandfather’s death
The bench is twelve years old
Still unable to marry, to drink, to drive,
I guys, I’ve decided to separate my Tumblr into two separate blogs. This one will stay as my personal account where I’ll keep reblogging cool things I find on here, cosplay, photographs etc.
My new account on the other hand will be where I will be posting the majority of my original content from now onwards. This is any writing or poetry I do as well as my own photography. If you liked my Daily Haiku series then this is the blog for you. I will be updating it regularly with new stuff. So head over to cornishwriter and give it a follow!
coffeeandquests said: Apologies for the poorly worded question, but the past few "Let's Nope"s have made me curious about your input. What do you think it is about the horror genre (games/movies, specifically) that's resulted in so many clichéd, stereotypical plots/ unimaginative gameplay designs, etc? Is it something about the genre itself? Is it that it's just simpler to use jumpscares and a tired storyline?
I theorize that horror is a genre that is very easy to do, and extremely difficult to do well. You can get a lot of bang for your investment buck with simple tricks like flickering lights and too much blood, and it’ll frighten your average person effectively enough to move product. And since the cheap scares are so effective, the story and so forth is almost always an afterthought. Who gives a shit if the narrative doesn’t work when the viewer still screams when your special effect leaps out of a closet, right?
To really horrify, to really get under someone’s skin and actually disturb them takes a lot more skill and subtlety. The story (or deliberate lack thereof) matters. The atmosphere matters. The sound design REALLY matters. The characters matter. Everything is relevant and deserves attention and skill.
But why spend all the effort to cook a flawless steak dinner when you can just get a big mac for 89¢, right?