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Well as most of you know, I recently turned 30.
The greatest gitft I could ever asked for was this:
I'm currently collecting papers for my disability claim, I'm legally blind, so you need all kinds of tests
Ophthalmologist, psychological, psychiatric, pulmonary, EKG, CT
Well CT was a surprise. Theybsaw a smudge on my brains left hemisphere, it's a tumor. Ao thank life, you never seize to stop disappointing me
Oh i like girls
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1-3. The Inner (subconscious) world.
Some philosophers say that "Every man is a whole world", emphasizing the
depth and diversity of each person's spiritual world. According to the
ideas of the SH-series, an inner world exists subconsciously in every
single one of us. This world is made up of memories and concepts about
the real world mixed with various thoughts, fantasies, feelings and the
like. The inner world can very well reflect the fears, hopes and beliefs
of its "maker".
Understandably, some people (especially those with a strong imagination)
have far bigger and drawn-out inner worlds, filled with the strangest of
imagest. Others have a less developed inner world (which doesn't mean
it's not there). If you're having trouble understanding what such a world
would like, try to imagine, that you've just found yourself inside a
person's subconscious. There we have a country of foggy memories, there -
the state of delirious fantasies, inhabited by our greatest fears, there
- a village of images stuck in the subconscious and together it's all a
whole world, which you can travel and enjoy the... sights. And the "God"
of such would be that very person. The composition and contents of the
inner world are completely dependent on the personality and psychic
condition of its "maker" (each person's world is completely unique) - it
could become Paradise, but it has all the potential to be a Hell. It all
depends on the persons system values, world view, desires etc.
It's only reasonable to say that if separate thoughts and feelings have
"power" and "psychic energy", an inner world must also must have such
power, being able to affect the real world and other people. Accordingly,
after the death of its owner, the inner world should be able to continue
to exist as resident psychic energy in a particular place (for example,
Silent Hill), being something like a parallel world (although that's not
a very good analogy, I admit) on the border, where reality and unreality
intersect ("After all, there is no wall between here and there. It lies
on the borders where reality and unreality intersect. It is a place both
close and distant" - an explanation of a subconscious world given by a
doctor in Brookhaven hospital). The fact that such a world can actually
constitute a different reality of sorts leads us adopt the term used in
Lost Memories - "Otherworld".
To try and make understanding the concept a little easier, here's a
practical example from SH4: the inner world of a serial killer,
consisting of his memories, stereotypes and twisted fantasies continues
to exist in an apartment, influencing and drawing in the other tenants.
The mental instability of the world's creator leads to the chaotic and
confusing nature of the world ("If the subject's mind is in a state of
turmoil, the state of the otherworld will be chaotic as well" - LM).
1-4. Laws and limitations of the inner world.
The subconscious world also bows to certain laws and is subjects to some
limitations. What defines them? "His universe is different than ours --
it has limits. And in the limits of that universe, he rules as a king...
It is a world in extreme flux. Unexpected doors or walls, moving floors,
odd creatures, a world only he can control..." - the Crimson Tome tells
us of the seemingly chaotic inner world of a man. Only the "maker" of
this world can control it and establish the laws, which govern the
world's existance. It is not a conscious action (just as the very
creation of this world isn't). The laws form around the preconceptions
followed by the maker of the world (these preconceptions are manifested
in the inner world as these laws). Let's take a look at the games:
a) SH1: A little girl, influenced by the religious teachings of her
mother, truly believed in God and in her world this God existed.
b) SH1: A little girl believed that a certain liquid called "Aglaophtis"
can banish demons and this liquid (being just some sort of herbal mixture
in the real world) really does work in her world.
c) SH1: The same girl believed that a magical sign called "The Seal of
Metatron" possessed great power to destroy magic and "otherworlds" and
the drawing, *useless in the real world*, becomes a an artifact of great
importance in hers.
d) SH3: The Seal of Metatron loses its power, because the "maker" no
longer believes in its power (her belief in that the symbol is just a
piece of junk destroys its power).
e) SH4: A religious fanatic's beliefs in sacred swords, holy candles,
silver bullets that can kill ghosts etc. are reflected in his inner world
Well 30 years ago zi was "gifted" with life... I call that BULLSHIT!!! For me it was a curse sincenthe moment I was born
I was born as a blind baby, had bunch of operations and they managed to fix my eyes a bit.
I was bullied in elementary school, being called names,.my glasses broken, lunch money stolen, beaten up... Was always alone, even now. Managed to survive thanks to games and anime :3
I could go with this for hours, but I won't.
Happy fucking bday for me
Well time to get drinking and watch Back to the Future
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It's a perma ban... until 9001...
I can't express my anger right now... 8 years...
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Just checked my mail, and there it was
This is the only online game that I play. Been playing since first Beta, long, long time ago.
Never used anything.
Just great.... ducking great :'(
The psychic energy of thoughts and feelings has the ability to
concentrate in a particular location, which is somehow connected to the
source of the energy. Usually, such locations are places where strong
feelings have been experienced, possibly more than once. We could
theorize that this is the reason, why the natives believed, that spirits
inhabited the trees, water and earth.
And if a place comes to "store" the thoughts and feelings of a several
people, this place will eventually develop a "power" of it's own.
According to Lost Memories, the town of Silent Hill can be described as a
"spiritual sponge", which absorbs the energies of people's thoughts and
feelings in great quantities. Let us look at some of the most prominent
examples in the SH series (believe me, even the guy who wrote this whole
PA can't list ALL of them):
a) SH3: The negative thoughts of a particular suicidal girl are connected
to the merry-go-round in Lakeside Amusement Park and continue to exist
even after her death ("At the merry-go-round in the amusement park, the
"memory of Alessa (Alessa's obsession)" appears. In accordance with her
name, she is not Alessa herself but her profoundly dark emotion that
clings to this place" - LM).
b) SH2: The thoughts of a girl, who was burned alive by her mother as a
sacrifice to God still exist in the cult's church ("Alessa's thoughts
from her childhood linger in the church" - LM).
c) SH3: Bloody notes on the walls of the tunnel leading from the
amusement park to the church. According to Lost Memories, this is "The
voice of a believer that suggests self-sacrifice" - the thoughts of the
person, who sacrificed themselves to God became energy, which still
lingers in that tunnel.
d) SH2: The notes and letters of the director in SH2, Stanley Coleman's
diaries in SH3 and the notes and letters from Joseph Schreiber in SH4 -
all these are the memories and thoughts of dead people, which the
characters perceive as writings.
e) SH4: The psychic energy of the thoughts and feelings of a religious
fanatic, who sacrificed himself, was connected to an apartment and
continued to exist there after it's "owner"'s death, affecting all the
tenants of the building and even other people.
The basic concept of thoughts and feelings having some sort of mystic
power and connection to places derives from traditional Japanese beliefs.
Apart from SH, such influences can be found in many Japanese horror
a) The Ring - Sadako Yamamura's negative psychic energy continued to
exist in the well after her death and even affected a videotape and TV.
b) Dark Water - same here - the negative emotions of a drowned girl
lingers in the building, the girl searching for her mother.
c) Ju-On: The Grudge - the curse of a person, who died with hatred in
their heart continues to exist in places visited by that person. Those
who come in contact with this curse die and create a new curse.
a bit more
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Started working on my retrospective/theory of Silent Hill a long time ago, so this is just some part, maybe I will post the whole thing
PART 1: MECHANICS
Silent Hill - a town, where strange events happen more often than anywhere
else… Other worlds… Eternal memories… Birthing of Gods and mysterious
disappearances… Is there any logic to these seemingly unexplainable
What is the driving force behind them? Are they interconnected?
The primary goal of Part 1 is to try and give a logical explanation to
all the supernatural events, basing all conclusions on official info from the
games or other sources. But remember, that everything here is THEORIES, so you
are not supposed to see it as the one and only true explanation. I hope these
explanations help you to understand the plot of the series better.
1. The Concept.
1-1. Power of the Mind.
The main ideas of the Silent Hill series are closely connected with
parapsychological and philosophical theories in the real world. It is
considered, that every human thought and emotion possesses a certain
amount of force, which can be characterized as "psychic energy". And the
stronger this thought or emotion is, the greater it's psychoenergetic
potential. In a nutshell, this energy allows the feeling to affect the
world around the person in general and other people in particular. In
other words, the products of one's psychic activities are not limited to
their own inner self, but can have outside effects.
That is exactly what the book in the school library of SH1 was supposed
to relay: "...Poltergeists are among these. Negative emotions, like fear,
worry, or stress manifest Into external energy with physical effects" -
thus, inner psychic activity can have outside effects of physical nature
and can even create such phenomena as poltergeists. That is a good
example of psychic energy. According to the mentioned book, negative
emotions (like fear, worry, pain or hatred) experienced by teenage girls
have the highest psychoenergetic potential. Nevertheless, we have seen
strong manifestations of this energy in various people in the games - be
it a middle-aged clerk, mourning the loss of his wife, a desperate and
suicidal girl, who murdered her father, or an orphan boy, who wants to
find his mother more than anything else in the world.
Another good example would be a particular girl, whose psychic energy was
so strong, that an entire town called Silent Hill was devoured by the
darkness of her inner world ("Due to the power of Alessa's thoughts, the
town is transfigured into the otherworld" - the role of *thoughts* is
noted in Lost Memories). We can also recall the negative feelings of the
prisoners of the Toluca Prison and the victims of the plague. These have
twisted the "power of the town" ("because of the unforeseen deaths of the
town's population, as well as the thoughts and feelings of the prisoners,
the original power that the town held was gradually distorted" - LM), but
that we'll discuss a bit later on.