Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.
That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this
206k notes you guys? fuck. this is exactly the kind of shit that happens on tumblr when pseudo-intellectuals start making postulations around a concept they don’t really understand…
guys, yolandi fokken visser’s doing the shark thing. even overlooking the fact that landi creeps many people out even without makeup, humans are afraid of sharks too. and snakes and spiders and anything that moves jerkily, or doesn’t move at all… creatively this is little more than a chimera. also the psychological phenomenon known as the uncanny valley. it’s adaptive to be averse to, and often react with disgust towards anything human-like that, for reasons we may or may not be consciously aware of, we do not believe is human.
what if everything you see right now is just a hallucination caused by inhaling oxygen
Is that why when you stop breathing you black out.
GUYS STOP MAKING ME QUESTION MY EXISTENCE
can someone please tell me what i’m actually doing if tumblr is just a bad trip???