March 29, 2016: My Darkest Dark Matter Post Yet!

Listen to them—the children of the night. What music they make!

March 29, 2016: My Darkest Dark Matter Post Yet!

Something wicked this way comes.

March 29, 2016: My Darkest Dark Matter Post Yet!

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.

March 29, 2016: My Darkest Dark Matter Post Yet!

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing –

There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.

(Graphics by artist Victor Mare)

23 thoughts on “March 29, 2016: My darkest Dark Matter post yet!

  1. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

    Edgar Allan Poe

    I like the dark episodes! Bring it!

  2. Shudder – euwww… ickey poo.
    The first picture, much be from the Dwarf Star – Alex Rooks labs.
    Much rather have a “typical Joe foodie” review and puppy images.

  3. If you want darker Joe, check out the Corpse Party anime series. I’m a fan of the videogames(There’s three) of this and the anime itself I found to be quite shocking. Some characters that were meant to live in the true ending(As the anime covers the first game), died quite horrifically in the anime. I’m not much of a horror fan myself, but I thought the anime was a bit much and I can see why it was mature rated.

  4. The first photo – why is one cuff up and one down? The mask is super creepy. Fear = False evidence appearing real. I’ve wondered what scares you, Joe. My bet is it would be something unusual.

    Cheers, Chev

  5. The first picture alone is enough to bring nightmares. Love it! Still picturing Jeffrey Combs beneath that mask. That darkened passageway strangely looks familiar from yesterday, minus the people. More ominous today. That’s a nasty wound! Who’s leg? I’m guessing Four’s. Jason Voorhees visits the set! Who’s behind the neural mapping? Perhaps the return of Alexander Rook?

    Love the dark undertones. Yep, I’m like that. The scarier the better. Love the Stoker, Shakespeare & Poe references.

    Who know what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.

    Pleasant dreams…….(creaking door)….?

  6. ‘By the pricking of my thumbs …’ ‘There is something at work … which I do not understand.’

  7. So, Joe. Been flipping through your copy of “BARTLETT’S” again, huh?

    ooze… That’s gonna leave a mark.
    Let me guess… a bed-sore from sleeping on one’s holster..?

  8. “He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”

    – Friedrich Nietzsche

  9. The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear,
    “and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”.

    In an ongoing correspondence between psychologist Carl Jung and a neuro scientist who was delving into the exploration of human evolutionary biology, Carl once said:

    “The only thing more frightening to man than knowing deep, long endured, horrible, pain -Is not knowing it.”

    He was not referring to this from a philosophical POV but from a neurological & psychological one.

    I must confess, I never much cared for the statement : “The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”. If only because it is a blanket term that implies we as a species fear the unknown in general. But this is not true. What we fear most of all is “unknown pain”. or pain so great it cannot be imagined, or otherwise reconciled in our limited human brain.

    If you know pain is coming. How it will feel. How long it will last, no matter if be emotional or physical, no matter how “great” or “horrifying”, eventually someone or another will come up with a way to cope with it, make it somehow humanly tolerable and perhaps even ease it.

    For example: A person is diagnosed with Cancer. They are told the treatment will make you severely nauseous. Your hair will fall out , you will become anemic and hypoglycemic and you will be prone to bouts of depression.

    So prior to enduring this pain that person: goes out buys a nice human hair wig they like, dusts the cobwebs off their favorite old bongs, stocks up on premium weed, excellent chocolate and programs their best friend and a really great psychologist into their phones speed dial.

    For many centuries,
    Neuro scientists and psychologists around the globe have been examining & documenting numerous forms of physical and emotional pain so as to enable the eventual development of methods for coping/managing it.

    A man stands at the gates of hell. He is told once you enter, you will be on a walking path for all eternity and while on this walking path men will occasionally jump out of the trees with knives and slash you across your chest and belly and once per week you must report to the devils office for whippings for your life’s sins. Armed with this knowledge, prior to entering, he calls one of hells residents over to the fence. “You seems to be coping with your pain my friend, how are you doing it?” The man replies I meditate often, do yoga, and condition my mind to be elsewhere when I am receiving slashings and whippings and being made to relieve my many sins. Also if you can find a long strip of cloth to keep with you at all times and apply firm pressure to your slashing wounds they will hurt less.

    As horrible and yes, still truly terrifying as this mans fate still is, Now he “knows” what to expect. There is hope for coping with and surviving it. Thus – he is no longer quite as terrified as he was prior to this moment when he did not know what to expect.

    Personally speaking, I am not so terribly afraid of dying as I am of the not knowing if there will be pain. what kind of pain? or how long I might experience that pain for?.

    I can endure and accept the not knowing what happens next if I at least know it is not in any way shpe or form “painful”.

    I may not like the “not knowing”. It may frustrate me to all hell! And yeah, am sure I’ll likely be afraid as I feel death approaching But nay… its is not ‘my or at its heart, human kinds’ greatest fear’.

    Albeit… Am sure there are ‘exceptions’ to this as there is with every rule. and as humans am sure there are some who have genuinely, successfully, profoundly conditioned their mind to ‘not experience’ that paralyzing fear of “unknown pain” to come.

    -I just dont happen to be one of those humans.


  10. @Maggie L80, I could see the awesome Jeffrey Combs terrorizing the Raza crew, or the very cool Callum Keith Rennie. I think this ep will be like Whispers and become a scary favorite.

    Here is an awesome GoT trailer breakdown, it’s a spoilery but so funny, the reviewer sounds like a snarkier Ygritte:

  11. Kudos to the props department! And Kudos to the actor wearing the mask with no nose holes in it! I hope he gets frequent breaks.

    PBMom: Such wonderful news about your MIL.

    Ponytail: How are you and your parents doing?

    Narelle’s Ralph is being described as “Cheeky”, so he must be feeling better. I don’t think he’s out of the woods yet though. For once, It’s nice to hear a good outcome.

  12. Again, beautiful work Victor!

    I’d love to know what program(s) you guys use for those playback images. I’d like to try my hand at recreating some of the stuff I’ve seen over the years.

    -Mike A.

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