Autistic fears thread Anonymous 12/21/20 (Mon) 09:50:19 No. 9970 [ D]
Random autistic fears thread.
I had this autistic fear for as long as I can remember. I feared anything having to do with an end of something. This includes powering off something, game over screens, and bad endings. I also had an autistic fear of fonts from a young age. Specific, "crazy" looking typefaces also scared me plenty. Also, for some reason, hearing the words "Goodbye", "power off", or another word of the sort. There used to be a toy in my sister's room (as a kid I had to sleep in there) which would nudge out of nowhere and automatically turn off after 5 minutes or so, but not before saying "Goodbye". It scared me. Game over screens especially gave me the heebie jeebies. Still do to an extent, which leads me not to play video games at night. Game over screens that scare me include: >Misao: Definitive Edition The bloody text and the empty sounding music scared me plenty. >Waxworks This one's more logical. You see gruesome pics of your dead body in the game, and to add to it is some scary music. I have a lot to say on this. >Mario 64 death screen, Zelda 2 These two for the same reason. You see a silhouette of the villain in the game as the villain laughs at you (In Mario it's Bowser, Zelda it's Ganon) >Donkey Kong Country Oh Gawd, this screen... it's a mix of my fear of weird fonts and game overs. The droning music added with the font and Donkey and Diddy beaten up badly... kind of hit me. >Elder Scrolls: Arena Nothing to see here, but a part scared me. The woman greeting you says "goodbye", and since that implied an ending it scared me. >Karateka I really dont understand why. My mind gets scared by weird shid. Pic related is the game over from Karateka. I know most of this is about vidya but it's about autistic fears in general.
Anonymous 12/21/20 (Mon) 19:58:15 No. 9973 [ D] [ DF]
I don't know if this counts but I still sometimes get afraid of the dark. I can't help but imagine there's something or someone behind me
Probably more autistic is the fact that I'm afraid of saying hello to people. And then I'm afraid that people will hate me for not saying hello. The former is because I'm not sure when it's appropriate, like, if the other person looks really focused on something else...
Anonymous 12/21/20 (Mon) 20:05:25 No. 9974 [ D] [ DF]
Oh God no AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
Anonymous 12/21/20 (Mon) 20:13:00 No. 9975 [ D] [ DF] >>9970
I'm afraid of mirrors. Like especially looking at my own face in the eye. I always avoid it lest I start to dissociate and let things get weird. I especially dislike hanging mirrors or mirrors at night.
I have less autistic fears and more superstitions. Like making white satchets of herbs to soothe my brain or clearing the house with incense to leave it "open" for possibilities. Or just straight up borderline schizo behavior like burning portraits of people I (used to) know if I need to forget them or giving back a deer skull to the forest because the deer were treating me differently.
>Pic unrelated, I just like it
Anonymous 12/23/20 (Wed) 00:54:44 No. 9977 [ D] [ DF]
>>9975 >I'm afraid of mirrors. Like especially looking at my own face in the eye.
Sheesh. Just how ugly are you?
Anonymous 12/23/20 (Wed) 01:43:54 No. 9978 [ D] [ DF]
i guess it would be spooky to see something like your own reflection blinking or making an expression without doing so yourself.
Anonymous 12/23/20 (Wed) 18:41:14 No. 9979 [ D] [ DF]
Something that used to scare me as a child was the Elfking or Erlkönig. In music class, the teacher said that the elf king can kill a child just by touching them. That scared me (I was 8 at the time) as well as the music which was ominous. For a good two years, I was scared that he was hiding waiting to attack me.
Anonymous 12/23/20 (Wed) 22:45:29 No. 9980 [ D] [ DF]
well if we're gonna talk about child fears, then I remember that spirited away scared the shid out of me as a kid. I don't think I've even finished it
Anonymous 12/31/20 (Thu) 07:01:12 No. 10003 [ D] [ DF]
What about it scared you? I don't remember watching that one as a child despite watching his other movies.
Anonymous 12/31/20 (Thu) 20:59:48 No. 10010 [ D] [ DF]
I read the Elfking poem some time ago. Faust is awesome.
Anonymous 01/01/21 (Fri) 00:43:57 No. 10011 [ D] [ DF]
It had weird ghosts. Really scary stuff
Anonymous 01/01/21 (Fri) 16:20:10 No. 10014 [ D] [ DF]
What made that poem awesome? Should I read the poem now that I am an adult?
Anonymous 01/03/21 (Sun) 07:24:19 No. 10020 [ D] [ DF]
Yes. I very much did enjoy Faust's storytelling. He sets a very nice tone of dread.
Anonymous 01/06/21 (Wed) 20:22:04 No. 10036 [ D] [ DF]
Maybe I should read it to confront my fears of the elf king. What do you think anon?
Anonymous 01/07/21 (Thu) 08:38:28 No. 10040 [ D] [ DF]
>>10038 >If it's wasps, it's even worse.
It was terrifying to me, i had watched a documentery on how they injected eggs into caterpillars, and how the babies ate them from the inside whilst the catterpillar still lived and i always tried to avoid them in fear of having eggs implanted in me.
>At the age of 6-7 I was afraid of going to the kitchen in our house at night.
For me, it was the hallway, i always had to run as quickly as i could to my room which was close by. even using a flashlight didnt help.
>Have more autistic stories related to fears, if you're interested
That sounds cool, everyone would enjoy that.
Anonymous 01/08/21 (Fri) 03:30:09 No. 10045 [ D] [ DF]
>>10040 > For me, it was the hallway, i always had to run as quickly as i could to my room which was close by. even using a flashlight didnt help.
Hallway was a part of thing for me too, you had to go through it first to get into kitchen. There also was a large mirror on the side wall you had to pass by every time you went there and back. But I started to fear it much later, due to events I'll tell about at the end.
Anyways, I was reading a nature book once and learned about locusts, how its swarms can appear out of sudden and devastate fields. I got really afraid of possibility to look out of window and see an omnivorous locust swarm coming. I was constantly prepared to grab my stuff and run if that happens lol. Locust migration is an unpleasant event for sure, but is highly unlikely to happen in a place where I live and not as spooky as I pictured it in my head.
For a short time, I've had a fear of jellyfishes. My mum took me on vacation to the seashore and there were warning signs telling to beware of poisonous clinging jellies. Being a six-years old, I had no idea how clinging jellyfish should look like, but if everyone's afraid of it, it should be at least half of a human size, have red laser shooting eyes and claws and whatever else it might harm you with. I was kinda disappointed to see the real thing. But anyway, jellyfish sting isn't something you'd actually want to experience.
Anonymous 01/08/21 (Fri) 03:36:18 No. 10046 [ D] [ DF]
And now, the main story.
When I was 8, I had to spend a few weeks in hospital and shared a room with an older guy (he was 12, I think). He told me a story about Candyman, a vengeful spirit of a black slave with a meat hook for his hand, who appears out of mirror and kills you if you say his name 5 times. He said his friends tried to summon Candyman once and when he appeared, they got scared and ran away, one boy got missing later. I wasn't really impressed by his tale, but later at night, I was chilling in bed, sleepless and thought about what he told me. Then suddenly, I saw some creepy shadow quickly moving from one side of the ceiling to another. Like a dog with smiling human head or something, I don't know, it was there for 3 seconds and faded into the darkness. I got really fucking scared and decided to sleep immediately. Next morning, I told the guy about that thing. He said it was Candyman, and it's not safe to even think about him while looking at mirrors. 'You got lucky', he said. I was afraid to look at any reflective surface for an entire year after that and annoyed all my friends. Even now, I can randomly start thinking about Candyman, so I close my eyes and keep it closed until I repel these thoughts. I know a dude just retold me a fucking movie plot and what I saw was a shadow from a car or something, but it just a normal part of my behaviour by now. I don't want to see that 'thing' again and prove to myself it wasn't just a child's imagination. Also it totally ruined Christina Aguilera's song for me, lol
Anonymous 01/08/21 (Fri) 16:30:22 No. 10048 [ D] [ DF]
>>10046 >I don't want to see that 'thing' again and prove to myself it wasn't just a child's imagination.
Don't be silly anon!
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Anonymous 01/09/21 (Sat) 03:34:24 No. 10050 [ D] [ DF] >>10049
The whole concept of Heffalumps is a nightmare fuel.
I owned 70's Winnie the Pooh movie on VHS and always skipped that part where he had a nightmare, followed by a hellish musical part. Traumatized me for the rest of a childhood.
Also had a book and in the Heffalump chapter, they've portrayed it having a human finger on his trunk. Always skipped that chapter as well.
Anonymous 01/09/21 (Sat) 22:47:44 No. 10055 [ D] [ DF]
Oh, did you ever see those pink elephants from dumbo?
Anonymous 01/10/21 (Sun) 10:44:02 No. 10057 [ D] [ DF]
Yeah, but thankfully, I was already an adult by that time.
Seriously, what's with Disney and their spoopy elephants, the only time I was so scared by other animated movie is when I watched Brave Little Toaster. That junkyard scene is oof, had some nightmares after.
Anonymous 01/10/21 (Sun) 15:45:58 No. 10058 [ D] [ DF]
Yeah, media from previous generations can be really strange and odd when comparing to what came after it. Was it a generational difference for you anon?
Anonymous 01/12/21 (Tue) 08:23:24 No. 10066 [ D] [ DF]
>>10058 > Was it a generational difference for you anon?
Not really, I grew up with all kinds of retro media, from 30's to 90's, I even like most of it. It's just a certain moments when creators went a bit too far with disturbing/odd content. They've probably didn't see it as "scary" but as a kid, you see things differently, you can be impressed by and afraid of simplest things.
I don't really know if we can call media from that era "strange" when today we have stuff like Adventure Time, Rick and Morty and many more. It's just different.
Anonymous 01/13/21 (Wed) 09:38:57 No. 10069 [ D] [ DF]
One for me would be glitchy regions in video games. Glitch city used to scare me, even reading about it was enough. Diving to the bottom of the sea in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas did so as well, but for that I was more worried about the possibility of glitches.
Anonymous 01/13/21 (Wed) 12:10:55 No. 10070 [ D] [ DF]
This reminds me.
For some reason, loading screens between regions in Vice City used to spook me a little. I can't even explain why. You just ride in your car, listening to some radio, then the whole game interrupts for a second, no music, no sounds, just loading screen. Then it's back to normal.
Idk why but old GTAs have some unsettling vibes in general.
Anonymous 01/13/21 (Wed) 21:22:36 No. 10071 [ D] [ DF]
Old pokémon always had weird spooky parts, like the backstory behind lavander town, when team rocket killed all the pokemon in the local area, or that ruins of alph, where a pokemon version of hiroshima happened, and the lost souls turned in to the unknown.
Anonymous 01/13/21 (Wed) 21:23:16 No. 10072 [ D] [ DF]
The lavander town music really spooked me as a kid
Anonymous 01/13/21 (Wed) 23:21:14 No. 10073 [ D] [ DF]
>>10071 > Old pokémon always had weird spooky parts
Well, X/Y had a ghost girl encounter in Lumiose. If I remember correctly, right behind the city is a path with lots of gravestones around
Anonymous 01/20/21 (Wed) 13:35:13 No. 10120 [ D] [ DF]
I was watching SMB1 walkhthroughs on YT and suddenly remember that Hammer bros used to scare me a lot when i was little. I just hated levels where they appear. Same with Lakitus, but i got used to run through their levels as fast as i could.
Something about their appearance terrified me. To think of it, every main Mario game from Bros to 2 USA had those little moments i was uncomfortable with. Aside from obvious Phanto in 2, in Bros, when you flip over the turtle and let it to get back on its legs, it transforms into much faster purple-colored version. I called that "undead turtles", like, one hit from you kills them and if you aren't fast enough to send them into turtle hell or whatever, they turn into zombies. Also that flying fire enemy that appears after 15-20 seconds in a level (don't know its' name, called it Buzz-Buzz) was really scary to me. Like, their only reason to be in the game because it's arcade game, you gotta hurry up. Nintendo did a fucking good job ensuring i WILL hurry up. I also had a Japan-exclusive NES game called Doraemon, based on a kids animu with the same name. The game itself is typical early Hudson stuff; weird, random level design, random enemies. There is one enemy that looks like a mushroom and spreads a fuckload of projectiles around him, and it respawns immediately when you move screen to the side, so basically it's always there. The game gets progressively scarier as you play through it, first level in the city with cheery music then suddenly you warp-pipe it to the graveyard with no exit in sight. Stage 3 has a huge-ass octopus that kills you in one touch without even letting you to get a safe spot on screen, then the game randomly decides to teleport you to scary bonus room then puts you back. Nowadays, I kinda started to understand the exact reason behind my fear of such things. It's not a scary stuff that happens on screen, it's a fear of losing, mixed with uncertainty coming from whatever games throw at you. The feeling of fear reaches it peak is when your character is not just dead yet but can die at any moment. It's not actually 'autistic' and more logical but i think some vidya fears can be explained by that. If you were invincible all the time, no monster hiding behind the corner is a real threat to you, unless it looks like something you have a phobia of.
Anonymous 01/21/21 (Thu) 20:06:28 No. 10129 [ D] [ DF]
>>10120 >it's a fear of losing
I can relate. The "end" thing kind of is similar to that.
Also Hudson Soft fucking rocks.
Anonymous 01/23/21 (Sat) 05:47:56 No. 10134 [ D] [ DF]
That never scared me, probably because I mute handheld games a lot of the time. When I heard it I just assumed it was nighttime. It confused me why people were scared.