#Anthem for Doomed Youth
Manuscript of “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen, with amendments by Siegfried Sassoon
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
Re: the red poppy vs white poppy Remembrance Sunday debate …
… yes, the wild poppy flower comes in white too.
[Image source: A Modern Herbal by Margaret Grieve, edited by Hilda Leyel, first published 1931. Mrs Grieve’s book also notes that - in the early 1900s at least - the white poppy "has been observed growing on the cliffs between Folkestone and Dover".]
And the only solution was to stand and fight,
And my body was bruised and I was set alight
But you came over me like some holy rite
And although I was burning you’re the only light
Holy Land USA
Holy Land USA was once an 18 acre Bible-themed park located in Waterbury, Connecticut. The park had about 40,000 visitors a year until it closed in 1984 for renovations. Holy Land USA never opened back up again due to the death of owner John Greco in 1986. It has been abandoned ever since. The abandoned acres of the theme park have been watched over by groups of nuns for decades, but the place keeps getting more and more creepy as the park continues to deteriorate.
On top of the vandalism and eeriness the park gives off, a teenager was murdered on these abandoned grounds in 2010. Since then police records have shown that the amount of trespassers have been decreasing which just means abandoned Holy Land USA is as creepy and deserted as ever.
this is what you get when you cross rapture and columbia
Holy BALLS. Road trip!
#things I wrote
I still have dreams where boys who
look like him
choke me and don’t let go.
Sometimes dreams imitate life and
they let go when my fist hits their chest.
Sometimes I find you don’t always
when you die in your sleep.
M is for Matador →
One of my friends made this awesome horror short for a competition!
It’s gorey and super cool, and a perfect way to get ready for Halloween tomorrow, so you all should watch it, and then ‘like’ it!
I could go on about how it’s cool to support filmakers who use diverse casts and that she’s a female, Mexican-Canadian director and that’s really cool too, and not exactly common, but the film also kinda speaks for itself with how rad it is.
(Seriously, it’s 3minutes. You have time for a little gore and vengeance~)
I love creepy disturbing psychological horror.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t also sometimes love a little bit of campy, splattery, gorny horror - especially when it’s done by a really talented and creative friend of mine.
Blood bounces quite strikingly on snow not only because of the obvious color/contrast discrepancy, but the large difference in temperatures.
Another post to add to the list of “I swear I’m not a serial killer, just a writer”
(Source: tabbybeard, via manafromheaven)
"Mental illness is casually and readily used as a metaphor for evil or bizarre behaviour, it’s treated as the root cause for any kind of social deviance, and it’s feared and hated across society. Numerous people express an unwillingness to date, work with, or socialise around mentally ill people, perhaps fearing that mental illness is contagious or that they’ll be viciously attacked while innocently compiling spreadsheets or dining out with friends.
At the same time that society hates mental illness, though, it’s surprisingly vocal when it comes to the use of psychiatric medications and therapy to manage mental illness. Taking pills makes you ‘weak’ and not able to ‘just handle it,’ while therapy is useless and suspect, something that people are only brainwashed into thinking is useful. People who pay to talk to someone for an hour (or more) a week are clearly, well, you know. Crazy, and the entire mental health profession is obviously raking it in by deceiving all these people with their silly notions of ‘treatment’ and ‘management.’
The disdainful attitude when it comes to managing mental illness is at utter odds with social attitudes about mental illness. If crazy people are so awful, if we’re told that it’s ‘okay to be crazy so long as you act sane in public,’ how are we supposed to be less crazy if we can’t actually get any treatment? This paradoxical attitude is widely in force in society and people don’t seem to realise how absurd it is; if they think that, for example, schizophrenia is a scary and dangerous disease that turns people into monsters, uh, wouldn’t they want people with schizophrenia to be able to access whichever treatments help them manage their mental health condition most effectively?"