If so, perhaps you'll enjoy this Quirkology video as much as I did.
Don't read the comments. And don't come back here whining that "it wasn't creepy at aaalllll!" if you don't actually follow the directions. :)
The first time I tried this, I was in my traditional writing spot--downstairs, in our cold, poorly lit, unfinished basement.
It was absolutely chilling.
What I love even more than the experience of listening to this video is analyzing why this video is so creepy. Beyond the basic concepts of the narrative, how does the use of sound, work to make this such an unnerving experience? How do expectations play into that? How about cultural narrative?
As a writer, I ask myself how I can develop expectations in my readers and how I can turn cultural narratives on their heads. Those are the kinds of stories I love to both write and read.
As for the rest of the Quirkology videos? The only other scary thing about Quirkology is how much time you can accidentally waste there. It's a lot of fun!
What did you like best (or least) about this video, and can you take away anything from it for your own writing? Share in the comments!