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Spookymonkey

Villains Never Deserve It

What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]

Only the Bathroom is Haunted

You can always run away screaming. There are higher and lower price tags on that depending on the situation, and mostly I never do, but I find it comforting to know that I could. I often find myself yelling at the characters in horror movies to do exactly […]

What Looks Like Chaos

“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”-Albert Einstein I am an orderly person, but I don’t love order for its own sake. I find beauty and happiness in […]