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Offline SakuTopic starter

General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« on: March 07, 2010, 01:12:25 PM »
Is it just me or are all guys or most guys afraid of clowns? xD

(Males and Females can respond but I really want to know what the guys think since they are guys after all)

Offline Jude

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 01:42:23 PM »
I'm not afraid of clowns.

Offline Will

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 01:43:05 PM »
I'm not afraid of clowns, but I can't stand to be around them.  It's just extremely uncomfortable, for reasons I don't even fully understand myself.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010, 03:47:56 PM »
Yeah I'm not afraid of them either, they're creepy but they don't creep me out you know?

What really creeps me out is dolls, can't stand the little things -.-

Offline hgb

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 07:05:40 PM »
Clowns don't bother me at all, now needles.... That bothers me quite a bit, and I just don't understand why.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 08:07:26 PM »
The only clown that ever got me was this one here:



No problem with clowns at all though.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 08:10:08 PM »
The only clown that ever got me was this one here:



No problem with clowns at all though.

That movie was wretched  >:(

Now the book was awesome ^_^

Offline Serephino

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 08:19:28 PM »
I'm not afraid of them, but they are a little creepy.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2010, 10:08:24 PM »
I don't think I've ever been around a clown.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010, 10:55:59 PM »
Aren't most clowns men themselves?

Oh, the paradox.

Offline Sabby

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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2010, 11:39:17 PM »
*shudders and sits in a corner, hugging his legs and wrapping his tail about them, wings circling like a protective caccoon* They can't hurt me. Its all in my head. They can't hurt me. Its all in my head.

Offline DrFier

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010, 12:30:04 AM »
This always seemed to be the other way around for me, that most girls were.

Which reminds me, I have this one Halloween mask somewhere, it covers the whole head, with a short curly haired wig part. white face, red nose, razor sharp teeth. :D

Offline Will

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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010, 12:42:27 AM »
I've honestly never noticed a gender-split in clown fear.  It seems pretty widespread, on either side.

Offline CaptainErotica

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2010, 06:57:27 AM »
The only clown i'bve ever been afraid of was Pennywise, (pictured above.)

I actually read It in only 2 days.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 07:34:14 AM »
*remembers 'Everybody Loves a Clown' episode and giggles*

Suppose I should start being afraid... XD

Offline SakuTopic starter

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2010, 08:08:54 PM »
*laughs*

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2010, 08:28:36 PM »
That movie was wretched  >:(

Now the book was awesome ^_^

Haha, I am kinda opposite.
I really don't care for King's horror books, finding them not really exciting, and somewhat formulaic, but I really liked that movie here, although in general I'd say most of the movies made from his horror stories suck.

Now Shawshank Redemption, green mile, and even the mist, those are beautiful and awesome movies. Especially Shawshank Redemption is in my top 5.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2010, 08:38:58 PM »
Haha, I am kinda opposite.
I really don't care for King's horror books, finding them not really exciting, and somewhat formulaic, but I really liked that movie here, although in general I'd say most of the movies made from his horror stories suck.

Now Shawshank Redemption, green mile, and even the mist, those are beautiful and awesome movies. Especially Shawshank Redemption is in my top 5.

I agree with you about "The Mist". Stephen King said in an interview that he wished he'd thought of the movie ending to use for the novella. The novella ending was more ambiguous, with the survivors just driving off into the mist. The movie ending however....very powerful and heart wrenching.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2010, 11:35:31 PM »
Personally, it's beyond me why people are afraid of clowns at all. I just never understood why.

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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2010, 12:19:41 AM »
I agree with you about "The Mist". Stephen King said in an interview that he wished he'd thought of the movie ending to use for the novella. The novella ending was more ambiguous, with the survivors just driving off into the mist. The movie ending however....very powerful and heart wrenching.

I went and got the book after seeing the movie, and I can completely understand why Stephen King felt that way. I put a lot of reason why that last scene was so emotionally powerful on Thomas Jane's performance, which was really stellar in this movie. You really bought him breaking down and despairing. Very well acted. I wish we learned more about the source of these creatures, and where they came from, beyond what little information book and movie gave us, but then that would have probably dispelled some of the uncertainty, the creepiness and shock.

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Re: General Concensus For Males (but females can peek too)....
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2010, 01:51:31 AM »
Personally, it's beyond me why people are afraid of clowns at all. I just never understood why.

In general, it's because the clown is a freakishly distorted caricature of the normal person - feet too big, face too pale, lips too red, mouth too wide, etc.  A small child exposed to a clown doesn't quite know what to make of it, and is more likely to react with fear than laughter.

Offline Mnemaxa

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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2010, 04:06:52 AM »
Clowns tap into soem very dark places in the psyche. 

Pale skin, bloody mouth, weird and alien eyes, bright, dangerous colors.

Also, clowns were very often on the scene of deaths in circuses, distracting people from the macabre incidents where someone fell from a trapeze or was mauled by an animal. 

They are tricky, twisted things, plotting and cunning, clever and demented, even when entertaining you.

Offline DrFier

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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2010, 11:03:22 AM »
I always assumed that it was the Red coloring against the pale skin, giving the illusion of a corpse.

Offline thebobmaster

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2010, 11:07:55 AM »
I am creeped out by clowns. But they don't really freak me out.

Statues, on the other hand, do. And I have a reason, as anyone who's seen the Doctor Who episode "Blink" can attest to.

Offline WhiteyChan

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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2010, 12:26:09 PM »
I am creeped out by clowns. But they don't really freak me out.

Statues, on the other hand, do. And I have a reason, as anyone who's seen the Doctor Who episode "Blink" can attest to.

Oh, that episode scared the living daylights out of me...