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Dark Creativity

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Dark Creativity-

When it comes to dark, creative endeavors, many people seem to wonder about the motivations, general thought processes and attitudes that go into these ideas. Here are a few quotes from some of the biggest names in "dark media", which might help to give you a little more insight into this subject.

A nun: "Why do you feel the need to bring all of these terrible ideas into the world?"
Wes Craven: "What world do you live in?"

Reporter: Why do you choose to write horror novels?
Stephen King: "What makes you think I have a choice?"

H. R. Giger: "I feel like a tightrope walker; I see no difference between work and free time. Suddenly, I became aware that art is a vital activity that keeps me from falling into madness."

Edward Gorey: "To take my work seriously would be the height of folly."

H.P. Lovecraft: "The appeal of the spectrally macabre is generally narrow because it demands from the reader a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from every-day life."

John Carpenter: "And while it's true that we traffic in dark areas of violence and horror in our profession, because we get everything out on the screen and don't carry it around with us, we really are mostly nice guys."

Marilyn Manson: "I view my job as being someone who is supposed to piss people off. I don't want to be just one-of-the-guys. I don't want to be just a smiling face you see on television presenting some vapid kind of easily- digestible garbage..."

And as for the thought process that went into our work, here that Twisted Jenius? Well, it just so happens that I wrote an entire Rant about that.

- False Prophet