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November 17, 2009

3) Darvaz: The Door to Hell
  • What is not to like about this location? Lots of fodder to be had in places like this. It is of course very reminiscent of Centralia a.k.a. Silent Hill. It's very interesting and kind of spooky how these things burn for decades. The whole door thing adds another dimension to the story ideas that can be derived from this place.
  • Tags: caves, Centralia, drilling, geology, passageway, poison, Russia, Silent Hill, underworld.

  • 2) Scary Music Is Scarier With Your Eyes Shut
    • I asked myself is this linked article for real use in some kind of story or is it only an interesting factoid? It is true anything might spark an idea, but how would you integrate sound being more frightening with closed eyes that isn't already done? Closed eyes or darkness lets the imagination run wild when other senses are aware of stimuli. The part about the areas of the brain that are involved in the difference is interesting though, as is the idea this knowledge can be used in the treatment of disease.
  • Tags: brain, dark, disease, fear, music, neuroscience, research, scary, unknown.

  • 1) When 'Mad Men' Meets Augmented Reality
    • It's one thing to choose your own reality and what that entails, but what happens when someone else forces their version of the world on you, literally. Certainly there is even some horror to stepping away from the real world. While from a technical standpoint horror might come from mass enslavement and forced implants to provide the enforced augmented reality, it is the singular, more personal applications that can be the most chilling. Consider a more subtle approach such as an augmented reality haunting or constant mind warping companions. See also the TechStop™ discussion on this article.
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  • Tags: assault, augmented reality, ghosts, haunted, implantation, reality, technology, thought forms.

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