I got a new game. It's an older PC role playing game called Planescape: Torment and it is SO up my alley. See, it's a dark fantasy and it is gloriously gory.
I have this thing for gore. Now, it has to be fake gore and generally, the schlockier the horror movie it's in the better but still, while other teenage girls were buying...Well, whatever magazine teenage girls 18 years ago were buying, I was buying Fangoria. It's a magazine for horror lovers and it had page after page of coverage on horror movies, TV shows and books. It was where I first learned about Peter Jackson although it had nothing to do with hobbits and everything to do with a zombie-horror gem called Braindead. I'd clip the pictures of corpses and severed fingers out and joyfully line my locker with them.
And I collected comic books. Man, I was so cool. I just can't understand why I was such a social outcast.
But back to Planescape. Why is this such a wonderful game for me? Why, because it's got insanely imaginative gore! Need a magic ring? Let the local seamstress dig around in your intestines a bit. Trust me, it's there. Found another magic ring but are a little put out to realize it won't come off the severed finger it was attached too? Just bite of one of your own fingers and attach the severed one! Easy, right? Oh man, it brought back memories of stupidly gory Troma films.
I should point out right now that my love of gore has it's limits. It has to be fake, it should have a sense of humour and it can't be paired with terror (at least not in my post-kids days). Dollman Vs. the Demonic Toys? Alien Vs. Predator. Yes. Saw? The disembowelment scene in Bravehart. Oh heck, no. I can watch zombies eat people in a B flick all day. Silence of the Lambs? Only if I can watch it through my fingers and have a clear plan of escape.
Anyhow, this got me wondering. An appreciation for a well executed decapitation is not something normally associated with homeschooling moms. I can't be the only one with a bit of a dark side or an unexpected interest. Anyone else?