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First Impressions 6 years, 3 months ago #5973

So I will admit to having come here after listening to Mr. Creepypasta's reading of the creepypasta mentioning this site. Someone was asking if useless.avi was real and I was fairly certain it wasn't, but before telling him so I wanted to double check, because, there is some pretty sick shit on the internet. I found the posts here confirming my suspicions, and then noticed I was actually on Normal Porn For Normal People, and my curiosity was piqued.

So I am Wayfare, and here I am. I'm not sure if I should be posting this on the welcome mat, but I figured it was as good a place as any. I am new, I am introducing myself, and I wanted to give my first impressions. I'm a 24 year old female with fibromyalgia. I love cats, I love dogs, I love to read, I think the world is so much more wonderful when it's raining, I am obsessed with Hello Kitty, and this site scares the shit out of me.

Admittedly, I was scared at first because I was influenced by the creepypasta, and it took time to build up the courage to watch the videos. I took some time, I read the posts, and I got to feel comfortable, then went to watch the videos so I could better understand what exactly this whole project was.

First I will state that I don't really like to analyze pieces of art, which is what I approached these videos as. I just like to ready poetry, or look at a painting, or listen to a piece of music and let it impact me. Sometimes I go back and I analyze, but only if I feel a particular need to, or if something has stayed with me in some meaningful way. I'll likely go back and analyze the videos later, but not clean.avi. Clean.avi just didn't impact me. Or maybe it did. Maybe it served as a way of disarming me, for I wasn't prepared for my reaction to shack.avi.

I don't know how to fully communicate what I felt watching shack.avi. It elicited a visceral and powerful reaction from me. I found myself thinking ever louder "Why doesn't she take off the mask? Why doesn't she take off the mask?! WHY DOESN'T SHE TAKE OFF THE MASK?!" again, and again, and again. Nothing else in the video mattered except this woman, and why she didn't take off the mask.

Then I watched impression.avi, and I found myself repeating in my head 'Take off the mask!' like a plea. It wasn't until I saw the man crying on the stairs that I felt some sort of connection, flashing back to my days when my depression was in full hold and I didn't have the courage to kill myself but at the same time did not have the strength to continue on and when I would sit outside my place of work just crying.

And I feel better now, for having gotten this all out. I feel relieved. I knew if I didn't share how I was impacted the thoughts would just rattle around in my brain.

I think it's good when you can be impacted like this by a piece of art, and that's still what I see these videos as. Sorry if I worried anyone a couple of times, I understand that you guys get a lot of people looking for the gore porn. I think these videos had a much more meaningful and lasting shock factor.

It's nice meeting you all. I look forward to getting to know you. I'm still scared, but it's a good kind of scared.

Time for one more daring dream.
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Re: First Impressions 6 years, 3 months ago #5974

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Welcome to the forum Wayfare.
A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. ~Albert Camus

Re: First Impressions 6 years, 3 months ago #5975

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Yes indeed welcome, and what a nice text. It's rare to see someone introduce themselves like that. I like it.
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Re: First Impressions 6 years, 3 months ago #5976

Honestly I was really just going nuts when I wrote that all down. Sometimes if you don't get things out it rots your mind. I may not agree with the concept of anything being abnormal, but I'm in favor of something that can fuel a visceral response in people. Marshall McLuhan stated "The medium is the message." I think that really fits here. The videos are powerful in a way that pictures couldn't be, and fuel a reaction that should be present when viewing more extreme forms of pornography, typically speaking. Of course reaction is dependent on background and life experience in addition to mental health...

And I'm rambling. I feel like I'm on the cusp of an idea but can't organize it into something coherent. Sigh.

Nice to meet you too, Tyrann ^_^
Time for one more daring dream.

Re: First Impressions 6 years, 3 months ago #5977

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Glad to have another 90's kid in the forums

Re: First Impressions 6 years, 3 months ago #5982

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Welcome to the site hope you'll come to enjoy your time here
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