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Walls painted orange from the light splashed upon them soon morphed and changed as shadows began to dance along their surface. The noises of drunken laughter and conversation filled the air as a group of students, all in hoodies, marched their way through the campus. It was October, and it seemed that everyone had gotten into the spirit of the month with decorations and preparations for the faithful 31th.  Though some had gotten into the spirit of things in a more malicious fashion as these boys were on a mission, and filled with liquid courage, they were going to see it through.

No decorations survived that night, signs, posters, lanterns, etc. Anything the boys could reach they destroyed and there were only a few more stops left, one of them being in front of the botany lab. Now the lab itself was extremely challenging to break into, and with their drunken minds it would be a task quite impossible. So instead the boys set their targets on the easier goals of the normal, non-decorated pumpkins in the little patch planted in front of the lab entrance.  No mercy was given as metal bats swung down with drunken strength, shattering the pumpkins to pieces. Pumpkin juice dripping off metal, pumpkin entrails scattered everywhere, it was another victory in the boys’ minds that was if not for the hidden security camera which over looked the patch.

Illuminated only by the light of the computer monitor, a pair of clenched teeth held back yells of rage as clenched fists demanded a victim. But soon the expression of rage began to soften and a look of determination crossed the viewer’s face as she had spotted the thing she had been waiting for this entire time; the sole reason those pumpkins needed to be sacrificed. Immediately her mind started to plan and she was making mental notes of everything she would need as she took a snapshot of the camera feed and let the image sit on the monitor. As she got up from her chair to make all the arrangements, the sole image of one of the boy’s faces sat on the screen, as he had removed his hoodie to bask in the night air.

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Jeffery Tanner was an average college student; he was majoring in graphic design, went to the occasional school event, and had modest grades. Like any other student he had his drinking nights and pub crawls, but every year he and his buddies made sure to keep the tradition of decoration smashing alive and well in their school. They were rather careful though, making sure to wear completely identical clothing, hoodies to cover most of their head, and an exit strategy in cause campus security had ever stumbled across them. But like most young men their age, arrogance would be their down fall as seeing that it was their last year at the school the boys had decided to get a drink before they went on their crusade.

Now there are times when you get black out drunk, and then there are times where most people would consider you clinically dead. The type of passed out drunk that you wouldn’t notice someone breaking into your dorm room, drugging you, dragging you out of your room, placing you on an operating table, and then beginning the procedure. And then there is the lovely morning after where you wake up with a killer headache, numbness, impaired vision, and in the body of a pumpkin. Well maybe the last part doesn’t usually happen, but for Jeffery Tanner, this was the case.

Now… technically, as a pumpkin, one does not simple wake up. One does not have a killer headache; one does not have a feeling of numbness, or impaired vision or vision at all for that matter. No, as a pumpkin one simply exists. As is the state of Jeffery Tanner, your average college pumpkin, who sat at the desk of a rather emotionally compromised Botany professor. A long sigh masks the burning fury held within the professor as she took a seat and stared at the pumpkin. Her eyes looked over its form, a small hint of pride on her face for the successful procedure as she observed the orange sphere.

“Good Morning Mr. Tanner. You might not know who I am, but I can confidently say I know who you are… or rather were. You see, I’m Professor Jones, the botanist teacher here on campus and for the last four years I’ve been planting nice happy pumpkins in front of my lab in an effort to pretend to care about this rather ridiculous holiday. But for those last four years… I’ve found myself discovering the remains of my poor defenseless pumpkins. For four years… I have stumbled upon the murders of my beloved children.”

The professor’s once calm demeanor was slowly starting to fade as her hands started to ball up into fists, looking at the sphere. “And until now… I have been unable to bring justice to those who had butchered my children. But now that I have you, some justice can be served, oh and don’t you worry, your friends will not go unpunished as well. No… they will all get a visit from me at some point… but let’s focus on you right now shall we?”

Slowly, the professor’s fingers slid down the side of the pumpkin, feeling every grove and imperfection. And while Jeffery could move, he could still feel; her touch, her skin, the vibrations of her words that let him understand what she said. Somehow, deep within, there was some piece of Jeffery Tanner left, but only a piece, just enough to be completely aware of what was happening and nothing more. “You know Mr. Tanner; many people often forget that plants, just like people, can feel. And while a plant doesn’t have a way of conveying it, it can feel pain just like any of us. That means anything as gentle as rubs… to as violent as a stab… can be felt…”

Her hands wandered into her desk and slowly she retrieved the sharp shining metal, the knife’s handle held firmly in her grasp. “So Mr. Tanner, as a teacher I must teach you a lesson, with this lesson being about justice…” With mild hesitation merely due to the appearance of the pumpkin, Professor Jones plunged the knife deep into the former student and began to crave. “It always pains me to see people crave up poor little pumpkins, slicing into their defenseless bodies and then pulling out their insides, only so they can cut out stupid faces and stick a fire in them… but for you Mr. Tanner, I will make an exception since you are after all… not a real pumpkin. No Mr. Tanner… I know what you are all too well… and like every other filthy… pathetic… idiotic creature, you see plants as nothing more but something you can destroy.”

He felt everything, every slice, every cut, and all the anger that lay within them. Sharp cold pain that wouldn’t dull with time. It never stopped, the intensity of the pain as well as her fury, as he could do nothing to stop the professor from dismembering him and then reaching inside his form to tear out his insides and hollow him out, but not completely though. No… she was precise, even in her anger, she knew what she was doing and left the part of him that registered what was happening. His suffering was not over…

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The glow of orange light brightens the world from the darkening night, shadows in the distances dancing along the walls of the campus buildings. As the noises of rowdy college boys drew closer to the lab, a lone pumpkin sat at its entrance, a crud craving placed upon in and a small candle housed inside, lit and very slightly cooking the remaining piece of Jeffery Tanner. The boy, or pumpkin if you would, received no mercy as the candle burned all day, the heat shearing his nerves and bringing unrelenting pain throughout the day.

The wounds he had received earlier had not dulled in their pain as well as every single breeze of wind sent sharp pains through his form. But now he knew the end was arriving as he could ‘hear’ his comrades approaching. His friends had wondered where he had gone that day, but seeing as it had only been one day it hadn’t been a truly alarming matter yet. Soon, they arrived at the lab, its lone decoration being the only thing in sight.

The boys had a laugh as they joked that the teacher must have been running out of funds or was simply growing tired of trying to compete with the boys to keep putting out new decorations. All the while they remained unaware of their friend’s plea to end it all, the pain, the constant pain being too much to endure. Jeffery prayed, prayed that his friends would finally save him and free him from this nightmare. Unknowingly, his friends would save him, as his instrument of freedom was a metal bat, being swung full force, which would paint the walls with his insides.

All the while, behind a computer monitor, Professor Jones grinned wickedly as she began to plan out what to do with the rest of the boys. In the back of her lab, the former body of Jeffery Tanner was slowly being consumed to provide nourishment for the latest patch of pumpkins.

 

Those Lost Within the Pumpkin Patch
Hey! It's Halloween and stuff! Scary stories! AHHHHH!

haha, anyway so since it's Halloween here is a dumb, cheesy, stupid horror story starring Professor Jones, if anyone remembers her. So yeah... be safe or something. I dunno. Also, yeah I know the title is stupid.
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Vampire Lessien and Demon Rayne By Dragonmanx by UnskilledNinja
Vampire Lessien and Demon Rayne By Dragonmanx
Here is a spooky halloween picture of :iconj-t-d: 's Lessien as a vampire, and my oc Rayne as a demon. If you thought the two were playful before, get ready to see what they'll do now haha. This scary good picture was done by :icondragonmanx: it's sooooo spoooky!
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Rayne By Mangrowing by UnskilledNinja
Rayne By Mangrowing
Here is a sexy drawing of my OC Rayne as drawn by :iconmangrowing:

Looks like she's undergoing some expansion to get some lucky guy or girl's attention.
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Serenity by ihara by UnskilledNinja
Serenity by ihara
Here is a really cute little sketch picture I commissioned from :iconihara: it's so adorable haha
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Ok so this is a ramble merely because I literally just finished the game and boy am I upset and disappointed with this game's story to the point that I'm not thinking clearly.

First off, I want to get out of the way that the game is alright. It wasn't amazing,  it wasn't great, it wasn't horrible, it wasn't bad, it was just alright.

So I've been waiting for this game since a little bit after it was announced, not because of who was directing it but because well it's a new survival horror IP and I like it when people try something new. Anyway so the game came out and I got it on the PS4 (because I need validation for owning the damn thing). First thing I notice is that the game looks like a PS3 game, now that's not a bad thing but it really isn't a game you need to get on the new gen consoles since nothing looks different from this and the PS3 version. Also for some reason there was a lot of texture loading in the game which I didn't really expect given how it looks but whatever.

Then you get to the gameplay itself and for the most part its fine. It feels like RE4 though with some tweaks and changes. First off you can now fully sprint (yay!) but at level one you can only sprint for 3 seconds (boo!) thankfully you can upgrade it and it's not essential but I would have enjoyed being able to sprint longer. Your melee attacks are also a lot weaker than in RE4 (you have a knife but you only use it for stealth kills for whatever reason) but this can be upgraded too but I never fully upgraded it so I can't tell if it's worth it or not but needless to say until you do punching people is out of the question. The game is still over the shoulder but unlike RE4, this game really zooms in a lot, to the point that only your gun is on the corner of the screen which can be a little disorientating and for me effected my accuracy in a negative way.

Survival and item management is key in this game unlike RE4 though, you really don't get a lot of anything which is what this game excels at. You never feel too powerful or even too confident because you're usually under supplied which adds to the tension of the game. Surviving is a lot harder in this game than RE4 as well since quite a few enemies in this game can either one hit kill you at a quarter health or even at full health. Many of the bosses have a gimmick to them to help you defeat them easier and if you don't do so and just brutal force it than the game punishes you severely because of the lack of supplies. You really do have to think and adapt to make it through and that's a good thing.

The biggest flaw of this game though is it's story. It's confusing, it's dark, and it's unresolved (spoilers), and normally this is ok but this game offers no satisfaction upon completing it's story. You don't feel like the story is over, you don't feel like you accomplished anything, and hell even all the backstory that is revealed in notes have mysteries that aren't resolved. There is just no enjoyment to get out of this story, it's merely there so you have an excuse to do some really weird things and experience some really weird things.

Now since it's October and people play these games to be scared, the next question is if the game is scary or not. I can't really judge that for people honestly, I know some people who would shit their pants over this and I know some people who will be like me and just journey along making jokes and not being bothered at all. I don't know why but this game was never scary, at least to me, I mean sure it was tense but this isn't a Survival Tension game, its survival horror. I feel the reason it's not scary is because this game seems to go more for gross out horror rather than actual horror. Everyone looks ugly and disfigured, the walls are covered in push and pulsating organs, and you fight on a giant brain with eyeballs on the walls. There are moments where it goes back to traditional horror, mood lighting, dark corridors, and ambient noises but the constant shift in locations (I'd love to explain that but this is too fucking long already) really hurts the atmosphere the game is trying to create. It could have been soooo much better in horror but instead they opted for body horror instead.

Oh and side comment, people bitched about how RE5 and 6 have these dumb moments where you fight people with machine guns, or drive jeeps with LMG mounted too them, or had on the rail sections and that the director of RE1 and 4 claimed that was stupid and ruined the franchise. But guess what? Near the end of this game that's what you do. You encounter swat guys with assault rifles, you get two on the rail sections, and you even fight a boss with an unlimited ammo LMG on the back of a military humvee. So what the hell Mikami? Don't state that these things killed one of your previous creations and then put them in the next one yourself. Some of you might think that these are for parody of that but they honestly aren't. This story gets soooo stupid that it just happens.

I wanted this game to be great, I wanted it to live up to the great fun that RE4 was, but it just wasn't. It has its charms as well as its really fun moments, but it's just lacking in so many areas to really make it a great game in my opinion. The story sucks, some of the gameplay choices weren't great, and it wasn't scary just gross.

I'm not going to lie and say its a horrible game though and if you can ignore the stupid story than I'm sure most people are really going to enjoy it a lot and that's not a bad thing. For me though, it could have been better. If I had to give it a dumb score or something I would give it a 7/10 or something. 3.5/5 whatever sounds more impressive to you guys haha.

Oh another side comment, this took me 14 hours to beat on my first run through and apparently I died 70 times (thanks for telling me that game, thats a really nice touch haha). There is stuff to unlock, a few weapons and game modes (just two difficulties, one being a one hit kills you mode) so I will probably play it again (once again, I have like nothing else on my PS4) and I will probably enjoy it still; however, this time I'm skipping all the cutscenes.

TL;DR: I'm a whiny bitch and scrub who got butt hurt over a story but the game is still fun.

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Ok so this is a ramble merely because I literally just finished the game and boy am I upset and disappointed with this game's story to the point that I'm not thinking clearly.

First off, I want to get out of the way that the game is alright. It wasn't amazing,  it wasn't great, it wasn't horrible, it wasn't bad, it was just alright.

So I've been waiting for this game since a little bit after it was announced, not because of who was directing it but because well it's a new survival horror IP and I like it when people try something new. Anyway so the game came out and I got it on the PS4 (because I need validation for owning the damn thing). First thing I notice is that the game looks like a PS3 game, now that's not a bad thing but it really isn't a game you need to get on the new gen consoles since nothing looks different from this and the PS3 version. Also for some reason there was a lot of texture loading in the game which I didn't really expect given how it looks but whatever.

Then you get to the gameplay itself and for the most part its fine. It feels like RE4 though with some tweaks and changes. First off you can now fully sprint (yay!) but at level one you can only sprint for 3 seconds (boo!) thankfully you can upgrade it and it's not essential but I would have enjoyed being able to sprint longer. Your melee attacks are also a lot weaker than in RE4 (you have a knife but you only use it for stealth kills for whatever reason) but this can be upgraded too but I never fully upgraded it so I can't tell if it's worth it or not but needless to say until you do punching people is out of the question. The game is still over the shoulder but unlike RE4, this game really zooms in a lot, to the point that only your gun is on the corner of the screen which can be a little disorientating and for me effected my accuracy in a negative way.

Survival and item management is key in this game unlike RE4 though, you really don't get a lot of anything which is what this game excels at. You never feel too powerful or even too confident because you're usually under supplied which adds to the tension of the game. Surviving is a lot harder in this game than RE4 as well since quite a few enemies in this game can either one hit kill you at a quarter health or even at full health. Many of the bosses have a gimmick to them to help you defeat them easier and if you don't do so and just brutal force it than the game punishes you severely because of the lack of supplies. You really do have to think and adapt to make it through and that's a good thing.

The biggest flaw of this game though is it's story. It's confusing, it's dark, and it's unresolved (spoilers), and normally this is ok but this game offers no satisfaction upon completing it's story. You don't feel like the story is over, you don't feel like you accomplished anything, and hell even all the backstory that is revealed in notes have mysteries that aren't resolved. There is just no enjoyment to get out of this story, it's merely there so you have an excuse to do some really weird things and experience some really weird things.

Now since it's October and people play these games to be scared, the next question is if the game is scary or not. I can't really judge that for people honestly, I know some people who would shit their pants over this and I know some people who will be like me and just journey along making jokes and not being bothered at all. I don't know why but this game was never scary, at least to me, I mean sure it was tense but this isn't a Survival Tension game, its survival horror. I feel the reason it's not scary is because this game seems to go more for gross out horror rather than actual horror. Everyone looks ugly and disfigured, the walls are covered in push and pulsating organs, and you fight on a giant brain with eyeballs on the walls. There are moments where it goes back to traditional horror, mood lighting, dark corridors, and ambient noises but the constant shift in locations (I'd love to explain that but this is too fucking long already) really hurts the atmosphere the game is trying to create. It could have been soooo much better in horror but instead they opted for body horror instead.

Oh and side comment, people bitched about how RE5 and 6 have these dumb moments where you fight people with machine guns, or drive jeeps with LMG mounted too them, or had on the rail sections and that the director of RE1 and 4 claimed that was stupid and ruined the franchise. But guess what? Near the end of this game that's what you do. You encounter swat guys with assault rifles, you get two on the rail sections, and you even fight a boss with an unlimited ammo LMG on the back of a military humvee. So what the hell Mikami? Don't state that these things killed one of your previous creations and then put them in the next one yourself. Some of you might think that these are for parody of that but they honestly aren't. This story gets soooo stupid that it just happens.

I wanted this game to be great, I wanted it to live up to the great fun that RE4 was, but it just wasn't. It has its charms as well as its really fun moments, but it's just lacking in so many areas to really make it a great game in my opinion. The story sucks, some of the gameplay choices weren't great, and it wasn't scary just gross.

I'm not going to lie and say its a horrible game though and if you can ignore the stupid story than I'm sure most people are really going to enjoy it a lot and that's not a bad thing. For me though, it could have been better. If I had to give it a dumb score or something I would give it a 7/10 or something. 3.5/5 whatever sounds more impressive to you guys haha.

Oh another side comment, this took me 14 hours to beat on my first run through and apparently I died 70 times (thanks for telling me that game, thats a really nice touch haha). There is stuff to unlock, a few weapons and game modes (just two difficulties, one being a one hit kills you mode) so I will probably play it again (once again, I have like nothing else on my PS4) and I will probably enjoy it still; however, this time I'm skipping all the cutscenes.

TL;DR: I'm a whiny bitch and scrub who got butt hurt over a story but the game is still fun.

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Yeah I saw, really nice job on the coloring haha. Glad you liked the pic enough to color it :)
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