Thursday, January 15, 2009


I'm getting old. Or getting sensitive. Or getting something.

Scary movies, disturbing pictures, provoking images never used to bother. In fact, I was known for my ability to see something or read something and be asleep within moments. Cool as ice. Nothing touched me.

And it was legitimate. It wasn't a front or an act or anything.

Now? Now, apparently, this is me:

What happened? I have no idea. Seriously. Over the last few days, however, I have seen two things (one movie, one still picture) that have gotten under my skin. Gotten into my brain. That I can't quite let go, even during the day. At night? Whooo boy...

So for the first time since I saw my first horror flick and read my first Stephen King, I'm going to have to start really monitoring myself. It's a weird thought. I guess it's a good thing I write romance novels, huh?

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

Ps ~ If you're interested, the movie was called "Audition." Not scary per se. New definition of disturbing though. *shiver*

Pps ~ Those pictures up there? Those aren't really me. Those are probably copyrighted to someone who's not me. I use them with thanks.


Krystal said...

I've been sleeping with a light on since seeing the original "Amityville". I was in 3rd grade.

christine mtm said...

ooh, that was a good one. creeped me out too.

Anonymous said...

If Audition is the movie I'm thinking of, then you're not alone. That movie looked too freaky for me to see and I've seen the first two Saws, Hostel and actually fell asleep during Wolf's Creek.

Yep, just wikipediaed it. That was the movie I'm thinking of.

Anonymous said...

We're twins. I used to LOVE horror movies and books... now, not so much. Actually, not at all. Just can't do it. I have no idea what happened or when, but I just can't bring myself to read/watch scary horror things, or overly disturbing things. I guess this means I'm an old lady. Sheesh.

BostonPobble said...

Krystal ~ Yeah, I saw my first one about that age, too. Never bothered me...until now (ominous music swells in background...) I had to sleep in Timber's room with the light on the other night. I understand!

Lovely Cats ~ We were supposed to watch it together, remember? Oh how I wish we had. The way she feeds him? *shudder*

Neo-Prodigy ~ The Saws and Hostel have NOTHING on the last 15 minutes of this movie. NOTHING. Nice to know I'm not alone.

Jersey ~ Crazy how it happens that way, isn't it? Again, at least I'm not alone.

Rose said...

I don't watch anything scary or too sad....can't handle that stuff...never could.

CrackerLilo said...

I've gotten more sensitive to gore as I've gotten older. I think it's just because as you get older, you see more. Now I'm like, "If I wanna see that stuff on TV, I'll watch the news. It's not entertainment." I really can't get how L'Ailee watches crime procedural shows and then goes to sleep. I have to get those images out of my head!

Of course, earlier this week, I watched the Washington Capitals whale on my Pittsburgh Penguins, and the puck hit a Penguin forward in the head, and he bled on the ice. I only squicked a little as people came out to scrape the blood off of the ice. Sometimes I don't even get myself.

Lori Stewart Weidert said...

I've always been a weenie when it comes to these things. Part of it's because I'm naturally queasy; just watch someone cut vegetables makes me edgy.

The other part of it is that I just figure there's enough negative, terrible stuff going on the world that I don't need to engulf myself in make-believe horror, suspense, blood, incest, etc. in my "down time." I don't really even like to watch the news.

Lori Stewart Weidert said...

I swear to God, after leaving that comment this morning, I had the food network on tonight, about some people learning to cook healthy food, and ZINGO, the guy cuts his finger while cutting veggies.

Now I can't watch FoodTV. Too violent.