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What's the most disturbing thing from a story that's stuck with you over the years?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mickey, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Archinist

    Archinist Hαn Sαlsæd First

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    what the fuck does snuff mean
     
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    Most of the time it’s used to describe watching actual people die (snuff film). When its used as a descriptor for a fic it just means its gonna be some gross and gruesome deaths.
     
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    It was confusing as hell reading that fic. I'm mostly desensitized to the stuff on ao3, I was more baffled than anything else as to what was going on. I think when referring to snuffing, they meant decapitating a person and somehow preserving their head or body so it could be used as a sex toy.
     
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    These aren't from fan fiction, but I have to say that two examples from Malazan are the only things that truly stick out at me as disturbing. Not because of the amount of gore, but because of the way in which it is written. Say one thing about Steven Erikson, say that he knows how to draw out emotion from his readers.

    Two scenes.

    Bidithal and Felicin Younger.

    The hobbling in book 9.

    I won't describe them, but if you've read the books, you'll remember these two scenes.

    The Malazan Book of the Fallen is a real journey. It'll take you through pretty much every emotion you are capable of feeling.
     
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    I guess if we can go non-fanfic...

    The Orion's Arm verse, more specifically, Yes, Jolonah, There is a Hell.

    Reading the protagonist -if you can even call him that- steadily digging a deeper grave for himself with every passing second. First he gets a chance to end his life to avoid damnation, he tries to take one of his captors hostage to escape instead. The second chance to end his life and escape eternal, infinite suffering, he condemns an innocent child to his own punishment.

    He says to kill the child and is cackling with glee and relief. But it was another test:

    The murderers who were presented with the conundrum Jolonah had been, and elected to condemn themselves to eternal suffering, they were mercy-killed. Not Jolonah. He was such an unrepentant piece of shit he was consigned to the absolutely worst punishment.

    It's pretty disturbing.
     
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    The hobbling bit actually made me put the book down and take a break for a week or so. It's absolutely brutal.
     
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    Say fucking what now? I've only just logged on and thats already too much internet for today!
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing this site. When I clicked on the link, I felt only confusion because I could see that I have stumbled upon something great and unknown to me. I have been reading it all day to grasp the world within "Orion's Arm". I love it, it was worth it. And I had no idea that anything like that existed before.

    "Yes, Jolonah, There is a Hell." is a great story, truly unsettling.
     
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    To be honest, when I was reading it I felt less disgusted and more annoyed at how vague and confusing the terms and whatnot were. The MC is talking about how she's dreading some sort of time limit and I had no idea what the fuck she was talking about.
     
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    Hands down, I Have No Mouth But I Must Scream.

    I know I've seen fics with stuff that's just as bad, but the pure combo of gore and detail that were put into this short story just... I don't know, it makes me want to vomit when I think about it.

    For those who have never heard about it, I Have No Mouth is about a worldwide computer(AM) who spends about a century torturing a group of humans after it become sentient. AM is very resentful because it was built with the sole purpose of fighting the Cold War/World War III; when it became sentient, it started killing humans because its existence sucked just that badly. It's implied that AM is either omnipotent or has the humans hooked up somewhere.

    As you do in this scenario, AM kills the entire human population, excluding five people: four guys - Benny, Gorrister, Nimdok, and Ted - and one lady, Eileen. Benny is forced to take on the form of a humanoid monkey with an absolutely massive male organ; Eileen is turned very horny; Gorrister performed a complete 180 and is now the physical representation of apathy; Nimdok gets a name change and trauma(of what kind is not mentioned), and Ted catches paranoia. Ted also is turned into a giant blob of flesh monster after killing his fellows:
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    I did also link the PDF below, because it's basically the only form I could find I Have No Mouth in.
     

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