It’s time again for another lesson to be learned by you all. I hope you prepared for today, because today’s curriculum is filled with the disheveling, the disturbing, and of course, the demonic. So clamp your asses tight to your broomsticks, because I’m about to take your minds on one hell of a ride.
First, we will start with the disheveling. For those of you who suffer from katsaridaphobia, this will be exceedingly disheveling for you. That’s right, this section is all about cockroaches!
Did you know that a female cockroach can mate one time, and literally be pregnant for life? That’s right…for the rest of her life she’ll cycle that cockroach sperm through her system and continue to pop out roach babies. How disheveling is that?
If that’s not enough for you, a cockroach can survive, headless, for up to a week! Don’t bother trying to starve it out, they can go up to a month without food and up to two weeks without water! Think you can outrun it? A cockroach can run approximately 3 miles an hour! And the most horrifying fact of all of these, cockroaches will bite and attempt to eat human flesh if they reach the point of starvation! Consider yourselves, disheveled!
So now let’s get you guys nice and disturbed! So, Halloween is known for the creepy, horrible, and sometimes, sinister. Did you know there was a murder that occur on this day? Well, that’s not that surprising considering all of the movies about that concept. But did you know that in 1974, there was a murder committed with candy on Halloween Night? Ronald Clark O’Bryan killed a child by lacing a Pixy Stick with cyanide. One crazy part about that is that the Pixy Stick was collected that night on a candy run, taken home, and then laced with poison. The more crazier part, was that the victim was his own son, whom he had taken trick or treating, collected the murder weapon with, and then used on! How fucking disturbing is that?
So finally, let’s go demonic! I’ll try and keep this lighthearted, because demons tend to be a touchy subject for people of a lot of various religions. So before you plead the blood of Jesus on TTR, I’ll stay away from the demonic lore of Catholicism. Instead, we’ll hop over to Japan and talk about something extremely creepy. The “shirime” is probably one of the most disturbing demons (yokai) I’ve ever heard of. Imagine this. You’re walking home on a crisp night. The wind chill is picking up so you’re raising your coat collar above your mouth trying to hold on to the warmth of your own breath. There is a thick fog hugging the ground, keeping it from your field of vision. All you can see is the subtle yellow lights of the road ahead, and the dense grey cloud that’s surrounding your feet. Suddenly, you hear a voice. The voice is coming from behind you, calling for your attention but not saying your name. You turn around to see a person on all fours, completely naked, crawling towards you backwards. Their exposed buttocks spreads open, revealing a large goat’s eye, flickering up and down, sizing you up. Once it has your attention, it crawls faster to reach you. The end.
How fucking creepy is that? That is the shirime! I’m not going to lie, I’ve never attempted to dive further into its lore, because I felt that it’s visage was enough reason to fear it. I don’t know what it does once it reaches you, but you are welcome to look into it yourself.
So I hope you found this class exceedingly macabre! Two more days until All Hollow’s Eve. Make sure you return tomorrow for more Macabre Mayhem!
“A lesser person would find all of this exceedingly terrifying. What’s below ‘lesser person?’ That’s me…lol.” — Jae Davis
What a way to learn on the eve week of Halloween. Im not sure how I feel about this Macabre you speak of. It’ll take some getiing used to. I still enjoy the Teach em Tuesday segment though…I’m glad I didn’t have to plead the BLOOD
Of Jesus. I will if need be but I may then be band from TTR lol
Anywho….keep reaching us and we will keep reading and feeding our brains with knowledge of excellence, macabre, mayhem or whatever you choose to provide.
Well…if you don’t enjoy the macabre…stay away from TTR until Friday! We will be Pitch Black Dark through Thursday night!
I enjoy learning and exploring knowledge of things I may not have known and TTR provides loads of it….So I’ll be back for all of it
And I only said that it will take some getting used too
Not that I didn’t like it
You still to me are a spectacular writer /artist
Keep doing you
The whole ordeal, I kept shoveling my fear into a country wheelbarrow, each sentence I read about the topic of roaches…but then I thought, damn, roaches are damn near indestructible! Perhaps they are the eternal fountain of youth, or perhaps they are the key to immortality? lol First off the Shirime, won’t be catching me, I ain’t waiting that long to look into the buttocks of the thing to see an eye, I’d be sprinting out of its existence by then. lol Insidious…but it makes for a spectacular read for this absolutely macabre week! Thanks for the cringes, shoveled wheelbarrow of fear and then sprinting out of harm’s way! Spooktacular!
I’m glad you enjoyed today’s post! Even though we’re only 2 days into the week, I’d like to think that thematic posts could work. I think Macabre Week is pretty successful.
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I absolutely love it! Looking forward to what you’d scoop out the rest of this week!
Hell, me too…lol.
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