About a year ago, I was taking photos in the Paris Catacombs for my latest project for my photography portfolio. I was pretty far down, but it was okay since I had told some friends that I would be out by 7 p.m, and that if I wasn’t, they should send help. I also had a radio and a walkie that my buddy could speak to me on from the street above, and glowsticks that I had left down the passages i’d been down so that I could find my way back easily.
It was about 6:15 and I had gone far enough so that I had used up all my glowsticks, so I knew it was time to start heading back. I decided to take a few more pictures before ending my expedition. I had taken a few snaps around the dark corridor I was standing in before a couple things happened that made me -a non-religious skeptic- pray to whatever god could hear me to get me the fuck out of there.
Yet, I don’t know which scared me more.
The fact that the glow sticks were gone,
Or the fact that the face-detect on my camera had outlined something in the pitch darkness only a few feet in front of me.
(by yours truly. story on /r/shortscarystories here!)
Thought sixpenceee might like this
Story inspired by the true story of the found footage of a man who went missing in the Paris Catacombs. You can watch the footage/documentary here.
The footage is truly terrifying, not only because the man (or his body) still hasn’t been found, but because no one knows what scared him to the point of dropping his seemingly only source of light and running possibly away from something.
Also, there’s a new horror movie coming out about the Catacombs called ‘As Above, So Below’. You can watch the trailer here!
ay ay Ron
finally someone made gifs for this
i’m gonna fucking shit myself
i can’t breathe
ok no I’m sorry but the gifset does nOT DO THE VIDEO JUSTICE HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK
This will never stop being one of my favorite skits.
WE WATCHED THIS AT WORK YESTERDAY
THERE WAS AN ENTIRE GROUP OF PROFESSORS HUDDLED AROUND A COMPUTER SCREEN LAUGHING OUR ASSES OFF BECAUSE I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD SEEN IT
I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M YELLING
Cosmo, you sexist piece of shit.
Oh boo. There’s Wanda, his wife, grinning evilly in the background as he’s saying it.
Besides, context is important. Remember what this episode was? "Queen for a Day." The one with Trixie Tang’s birthday?
The entire point of Wanda hitting Timmy with this wish was to teach a moral to him. Timmy was hitting a mental roadblock trying to come up with a birthday present for Trixie, not having a clue what “a girl” would want for her birthday. Cue the wish forcing him into a female body and… Still pretty much liking the exact same stuff. And as he later found out, Trixie liked the same things he did, even if gender norms didn’t fit for it all.
In the end, Timmy ends up giving Trixie the present she wanted in a comic book store, but fakes getting upset over it when he gives it to her because her friends thought it was only for boys. But, she WAS grateful.
And this moment? This right here? Our male protagonist, Timmy, is now getting playfully mocked by Cosmo for suddenly being a girl. That’s going to teach boys, through the eyes of Timmy, how stupid it is to be demeaning to females for being female.
This episode was basically a giant slap in the face to the idea of gender norms. And you’re still calling Cosmo sexist for reinforcing the moral, which is how stupid even casual sexism is?
Childhood is firmly not ruined, thank you.