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#195 - jormungandr (09/04/2014) [-]
Virgin Media - they absolutely throw this shit at me.
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#81 - iamnuff (08/16/2014) [-]
Primal responses come from primal instincts, the fear or horror movie tropes is not primal, it's something much more modern.
and no, it's not about calculating risk, it a simple yes/no question.
"is this something that can hurt me Yes/No"
that's literally all a fear response is, and in this case, the answer is no.
and no, i'm not "trying to come across as superiour"
At first I was mocking this douche for beating up some girl, but now i'm genuinely confused.
are you seriously telling me that turning the lights off is all that it takes for you to start seeing people as monsters?
And I'm the crazy one?
#84 - jormungandr (08/16/2014) [-]
Her being dressed as a monster is entirely irrelevant.
If it was a 40 year old man in a suit with his arms raised, it'd still be startling that he appeared out of fucking nowhere. I wasn't expecting a dude to somehow make his way in to what I think is a solid box without noticing. Him seemingly magically turning up is gonna be the real life equivalent of a fuckin jump-scare. My "Primal Instinct" sees that something unnatural just happened. It doesn't like unnatural shit. It's gonna run from that unnatural shit or start windmilling my arms at it.
The fact that it IS like your stereotypical horror film doesn't fuckin help. Maybe you and your Vulcan friends have the ability to turn off the bit of your brain that says "Oh shit, this is how people die in movies" but all the rest of us regular people will occasionally have an irrational moment when we've just had 7 colours of shit scared out of us.
Yes, you're the crazy one. If you've somehow raised yourself to some higher level of consciousness or some shit where you see numbers floating over people's heads to tell the possibility of them being a risk or whatever the fuck goes on inside you - you're the crazy one. Normal people get scared by shit like this, wackjobs consciously perform mental acrobatics to see how afraid they should be.
#83 - KBD (08/16/2014) [-]
Why do you think there's a difference of good horror movies and bad horror movies? Good horror movies are believable, they play on the primal developed instinct to instill fear, instability. A bad horror movie is a comedy. You laugh at it.
That's what the art of a horror movie is. Some people have a stronger third-party aspect to horror movies and don't get scared, that's fine, they're desensitized. But that doesn't happen in real life, when there's no movie screen.
How do elevator's work? One door opens. People go in. People go out. Elevator moves up and down. Lights are always on.
What's not normal in this scenario? Lights are off and flickering. Potentially noises that are abnormal. Door stays closed, yet a sudden appearance of something creepy shows up.
What does your brain think? This shit's fucked up and that's not right. That's the fear response. That's the logic behind it.
And the poster above you is saying that light = safety because you can clearly see and identify everything you come across, whereas in the dark there's the possible unknowns. It's called instilled paranoia, and that's a product of a good horror film. He doesn't do it all the time, but after a good movie like that, it's normal to be a little cautious.
Welcome to being normal.
#86 - anonymous (09/18/2014) [-]