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  • Charlotte and her Monster under the bed

    Image credits: kittenwiskers

    Case: #273402
    Status: Disastrous.

    I stare at the file and realize I have no options, over the last 2 years every monster assigned to Charlotte Dower has quit, every last one. Her first monster; a giant goldfish-faced humanoid named Bubba, had been with her for four years, and then she wasn’t scared of him anymore. After that it was a string of different common, uncommon, and rare monsters… I even assigned a sentient sock monster to her. He came back crying!

    I look on my tablet, only one assignable monster left; myself. Field work has never been my cup of tea, but desperate times call for desperate measures. So at 8:03 pm, after Mrs. Gideon tucks in Charlotte and her little brother Daniel; I slither into the space beneath Charlotte’s bed.

    Across the room underneath Daniel’s crib is a rookie, Chico, a standard Creep kind of monster.
    I turn my attention to the bed above me, Charlotte is still awake but barely, I reach up over the bed and run an ice cold finger over her cheek, silence, so I do it again.

    “I’m not afraid of you monster!” She whispers, but her voice is shaking. I can see a small clock on the wall 8:14, a door somewhere in the house slams and there is an audible hitch of breath from above me. A few minutes go by I can hear Francis Gideon yelling at his wife. There are heavy footsteps on the stairs, and loud panting breaths, Charlotte scrambles off the bed and…

    She. CRAWLS. Under. The. Bed. With. Me.

    “Move. Over!” Charlotte hisses at me. I do.

    The door to the bedroom slams open and I smell the stench of human intoxicants before the man even steps inside. I know why Charlotte isn’t afraid of any of my monsters; she’s afraid of her own. Francis reaches a hand under the bed and I thrust my wrist into it, he starts to pull, I slither out.

    “What the…” I cut Francis’s next words off by unfolding to my full 12 foot height. Looming over the drunken man I caress my cold fingers down his face.

    “If you ever touch, scare, or harm my child again, I will find you, and I will do the same to you, for all eternity.” I promise to him.

    As Francis runs from the room he soils himself.

    I pull Charlotte from under the bed, tuck her back under her covers and kiss her forehead goodnight. “I’ll be back tomorrow night, sleep well darling.”

    Charlotte Dower is my child, I am the monster under her bed.

    — The Story, Illustrated —

    Image credits: JWITLESS ART


  • The Satanic Temples Seven Tenets

     

    These are better tenants to live by then most other religions. Basically, just be a good human being.

    1. Strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.
    2. The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
    3. One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
    4. The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
    5. Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
    6. People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
    7. Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

  • It’s Never Enough by Five Finger Death Punch

    No video with this post, maybe if I remember to come back to it later on. I’m feeling pretty down about some shit right now and this song either helped or made it worse, I can’t decide yet.

    I’m so fed up with everyone around me

    No one seems to care

    I’m just so far gone and nothing’s gonna change

    I’ll never be the same

    It’s always do this, do that, everything they want to

    I don’t wanna live that way

    Every chance they get they’re always pushing me away

    It’s never enough, no it’s never enough

    No matter what I say

    It’s never enough, no it’s never enough

    I’ll never be what you want me to be

    It’s all so messed up and no one ever listens

    Everyone’s deranged

    I’m just so fucked up and I’m never gonna change

    I wanna lay it all to waste

    They’re always say this, say that, nothing that you want to

    I don’t wanna live that way

    Every chance they get they’re always shoving me aside

    It’s never enough, no it’s never enough

    No matter what I say

    It’s never enough, no it’s never enough

    I’ll never be what you want me to be

    I’m done!

    In the end we’re all just chalk lines on the concrete

    Drawn only to be washed away

    For the time that I’ve been given

    I am what I am

    I’d rather hate you for everything you are

    Than ever love you for something you are not

    I’d rather you hate me for everything I am

    Than have you love me for something that I can’t

    It’s never enough, it’s never enough

    No matter what I say

    It’s never enough, no it’s never enough

    No matter who I try to be

    It’s never enough, no it’s never enough

    No matter how I try to taste

    It’s never enough, never never enough

    I’ll never be what you want me to be

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Donnell Spencer

    Never Enough lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


  • Remember Everything by Five Finger Death Punch

    The official video for this song is rather military-minded, which is very much their style and for that, I do not fault them. This, like many of their songs though, has struck a cord with me, the more I listen to it, the more it resonates. I cannot describe the feeling it invokes, just that invokes some very strong emotions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8jqULUUkg
    Remember Everything by Five Finger Death Punch
    Oh, dear mother, I love you
    I'm sorry, I wasn't good enough
    Dear father, forgive me
    'Cause in your eyes, I just never added up
    In my heart I know I failed you
    But you left me here alone
    If I could hold back the rain
    Would you numb the pain
    'Cause I remember everything
    If I could help you forget
    Would you take my regrets
    'Cause I remember everything
    Oh, dear brother, just don't hate me
    For never standing by you or being by your side
    Dear sister, please don't blame me
    I only did what I thought was truly right
    It's a long and lonely road
    When you know you walk alone
    If I could hold back the rain
    Would you numb the pain
    'Cause I remember everything
    If I could help you forget
    Would you take my regrets
    'Cause I remember everything
    I feel like running away
    I'm still so far from home
    You say that I'll never change
    But what the fuck do you know
    I'll burn it all to the ground before I let you run
    Please forgive me, I can't forgive you now
    I remember everything
    If I could hold back the rain, would you numb the pain
    'Cause I remember everything
    If I could help you forget, would you take my regrets
    'Cause I remember everything
    It all went by so fast
    I still can't change the past
    I always will remember everything
    If we could start again
    Would that change the end
    We remember everything
    Everything