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The darkness is unnatural by DeadDollsSociety The darkness is unnatural by DeadDollsSociety
I really, really, really want to play Amnesia, but my sanity upkeeper is not here.
Art instead.

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SoraIsMySky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Evil lantern, attracting the monsters to me..
NO DANIEL DON'T TURN IT OFF! NOOOOOO! DDDX
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... I learned this lesson pretty much at the point I first descended to the Cell Area. Turned off the lantern and never lit it up again unless it was absolutely necessary to do so. Shadow and insanity >>>>>>>>> monsters, lol xD
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SoraIsMySky Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
XDD Don't you lose your sanity if it's ALWAYS off, though? o_O I'm a chicken, so you doing that is pretty brave. XD I know it attracts those demons, but the darkness is so scary! DX
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The darkness is so much less scary than the monsters spotting your sorry ass ;_;
But yeah, it was a pain first as Daniel tended to think Shadow was scarier than the monsters and that it lurked in every dark corner of the map, but surprisingly enough, he started manning up the longer we did it. Perhaps we simply found more light sources from the environment, perhaps he gets a little less wussy the further the game progresses, but we managed very well and only had to fix his darkness-and-scary-things-induced insanity moments twice during the gameplay.
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SoraIsMySky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
It is, isn't it? XD I actually prefer the dark to the light, because I have sensitive eyes. (They're dark, too. Usually the bluer or greener eyes are more sensitive. XDD) I think that's where I get my bad eyesight from. XD
My friend has seen too many fandom pictures of Mr. Face and Mr. Tall to be scared of them anymore. All of those silly pictures have rubbed off on her. She isn't scared of them anymore, the brave soul.
I hate the Shadow. You barely go near the fungus stuff and it hurts you as much as a Grunt slash does. I mean, really? It's unidentified goop. (Although the fans have a pretty good idea on what it is.)
XD His sanity was probably at "..." by then without the light. He was probably like, "Well...SCREW IT ALL! :D !"
I think it's the second one. As he approaches the Inner Sanctum, his becomes less of a wuss. I mean, you have to be pretty gutsy to walk in a room with a naked Alexander, even if he IS chained to the wall. Daniel knew he had to man up, or he'd be scarred EVEN MORE for life.
That's great to hear. If I wasn't so terrified of those monsters, I'd try that tactic. Of course, my logic is skewered. If I leave the light on, it will attract them. It gives me a sense of comfort, though. (Apparently, that's all that matters, right? **sarcasm**)
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, yeah. I've always found Mr. Face rather cute, and ever since turning my Minecraft character into a Mr. Face I've been sold for life. Mr. Tall, on the other hand, doesn't appear often enough to make me quiver in fear. The worst part is actually encountering them - I'm fine with dating them when I know where they are and how they're going to go about. When I do not, and suddenly I hear a MRRRGGLLLLLRLRLLR or a OROOOOOOOOO, I'm dead. More often irl than in the game too, Daniel is a chameleon. O_o At the point in the Storage where you've got your crap and are about to leave the place but that random Mr. Face charges at you from the entry room area, I had nowhere to go - simply turned around, ran a few steps, heard the violins (...) and knew that was it. As a last desperate attempt to survive, I kneeled into the darkest corner - in plain sight. The Face stopped right behind me and went "grrrgggglll?" and eventually left.
The scariest moment of my life. D:

"A sense of comfort" reminds me of my ...-picture, really. Daniel absolutely loves light sources, he's like a happy little moth circling at them until a monster appears and noms his face. >_>
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SoraIsMySky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
He's terrifyingly adorable!!! XDD All he wants is a hug!! It's those claws. Ruins it for everyone. XDDDD
I don't like Mr. Tall. It's the meat-cleaver-thing arm. It just...freaks me out. Also, is it wearing a metal dress?? e.O
Right?? XD They just come out of nowhere and roar/screech/both before they come toward you. O_O It scares the bejeezus out of me (because I am a chicken).
O_O That's some creepy epicness right there. Lucky Daniel blends into the walls, or he'd be dead meat. DX
...It does. o_o Didn't think of it like that. CX
That is a perfect analogy. :'D
The monsters DO nom faces, don't they...?
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JoyceW-Art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really love these pieces! Amazing work!
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks!
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JoyceW-Art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No problem at all :D
The game itself is already amazing, your art really fits with it's atmosphere!
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's surprisingly few fanarts that actually stay in the original feel of the game - I guess people just want to get OUT of the castle when they're out of there, whereas I... just want to go back. ^^;
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JoyceW-Art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The game is really scary, which make most people not play it, but I wanted to play cause it is so scary. The scariness of that game is kind of an addiction, you're scared, but yet you want to continue :D
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. XD
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Kleobis Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The Storage... No matter how many times I see it on vids, I still shit myself... Most epic and scary place in a game ever :la:

Also: White on black = win! It gives it an amazing feeling~
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Archaives. Damn archaives. No matter how many times I have to see it, walk in it, I shit myself. Goddamn Archaives.

But yeah, the Storage Room wasn't much better D: The only thing that made it easier on me was the fact I tricked my friend to play it through, and we could never see much because we roamed around without lamp. XD
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Kleobis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
~shudder~ Those too... urgh... Archives, Storage, Wine Cellar and Dungeon... I peed myself on those... And I wasn't even playing!

lol cheaters XD Hey, ever saw Jeno's vid on the storage? Dear gods, I don't know who was more affraid, him or me xD;
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I've seen... three monsters through the game? Four? I don't know, very little anyway, because we tap our way through without light. xD

And yeah, Jeno is an idol. That was... the Storage, it was epic. XD
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Kleobis Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But doesn't that drain the sanity faster?

hahahaha so true XD I like his friends' comments afterwards xD;
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KuroiHanazono Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
beautiful
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BendyBread Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
If I remember correctly, Daniel notes that in his memento thingo when he reaches the storage.

I never. ever. want to go there again. omg. So many times where mr.face has gone "YOU CANT SEE ME IN THE ADVANCED DARK BUT IMA CHASE YOU." >:C.

Never again.
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was creepy beyond hell, lol. I never lit my lantern - my team (me, friend + Daniel) have formed a strategy, we never use our lamp, Daniel runs the hell off when we command him, and my friend gives the keyboard to me when there's a Threatening Backround Music playing, or in the rare case we actually see the monster about to chase us.
That way, we've last got nommed in... the Guest Room? And we're in Cisterns now. I haven't even seen a monster since this Storage Room, which is unbelievable since the Cell Area is FILLED with them, and I was practically doing ballet trying to escape them all at the same time.

With that, I've come to the conclusion the lamp is EVIL, and it draws MORE evil to its light. 16 jars of lamp oil in inventory - we only use it when we have to creep in darkness too long and Dan starts hyperventilating.
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BendyBread Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
Yeah, I had shitloads of oil and tinderboxes left after I had finished the game. I was one of those "the lantern just attracts monsters, dont use it", people.

How'd you get nommed in the guest room? I just hid in the closet. xD
I saw a video where a guy got a drawer, zoomed it to his face and the monster literally walked away.

And omg @ the cell area. I couldnt go from the start to the acid room, then the acid room to the lock without meeting at least one mr.face.
Theyre EVERYWHERE, and the place can be a bit of a maze if you're running around frantically.
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly? I can't even remember why it happened, but at the point the monster appeared, we were happily leaving the damn room already. Pressing esc, The Team had a quick debate - if I turn back, I won't make it to the closet before Mr. Face gets to us. Instead, if I keep running and go to the closet in the bedroom, he won't be able to catch us.

When I reached the bedroom doorway, I looked back, Mr. Face was slowly making his way to me and not seeming to be in any hurry, on the opposite side of the room. I was happy, so after this quick turn I kept on going to the closet.
I was just closing the second door... when something really small, really fucking fast, greyish/greenish ate me.
That was NOT a Mr.Face, and I have no idea WHAT it was, but it nommed me. D: It had been hiding in the bedroom. It seemed to just... charge right through the room to me.

We were like "....... wtf" afterwards, lol.

I had been spoiled about the kitchen (having sat with a pair of friends who were playing that part through when I was there), so I kept running for cover with the pigs. It ended with me never seeing the Mr. Face that entered the room (I left my door open for him. I hate having doors destroyed, it makes me feel naked. D:<), but with me being accidentally pushed through the wall into nothingness by a vengeful pig carcass.
Took me forever to get out of there. XD
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BendyBread Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
Now i want to replay the game, just to see this happen. LOL. I always assumed you had to get into the cupboard or you'd die. xD. Grey puff of smoke sounds creepy as shit.

Also, notice that after leaving the guest room, there is a corpe's chest lying outside the door? So creepy. :c
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I never noticed until I watched someone's playthrough videos on YouTube, lol. He's hilarious, sadly the commentary is in Finnish so it'd be useless to link, but one of the main reasons I want to get this game played through ASAP is so I can watch the rest of his videos without the fear of spoilers XD

Once I've gotten through it once, I'll try to replay the game alone. It'll be terrifying.
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Zosalot Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
This is very nice! I love the shading! It has a beautiful and haunting feeling, just like the feeling you get after reading the line in the memento.
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The feeling I got from reading the memento was a 360 degree turn and run. XD
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Zosalot Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
:XD: You made me laugh, you goose! :heart:
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But it's true XDD I entered there first but finished it last - when I got the memento, I just turned around and decided it wasn't my time to die. XD
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Zosalot Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
XD Awesome. I would pause the game, curl into a ball and rock until I calmed down if something got too intense. ^.^;
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I press ESC and get coffee. XD
I never play without my friend, either. I won't be able to calm down after playing unless I have someone here with me, and I live alone, so friend is the only option I have. I get paranoid very, very easily - I'm not afraid a Mr. Face will charge on me from my bedroom but the irrational feel of fear and being chased won't get better for the whole day before I sleep. When I tried playing it alone for a couple of days in row, I actually woke up with those feelings. Not fun. D:
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Zosalot Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
:XD: I play at night in the dark. But I get anxiety attacks as it is so I sort of torture myself with this game.
I like hearing about different people's ways of playing.
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, same. It's so different for every person as an experience, as the game doesn't so much lean on the plot and moving forwards (battling bosses, gaining levels) as it does on the psychological atmosphere. A large part of the game is played inside the player's head, which makes every game a little different.

But yeah, I started with playing at nights, with lights off and headphones on. After the first night, I dropped the headphones and put on some light, the next night I closed all windows and all doors as well. After that I was in some sort of psychosis for two weeks, slept on the living room floor with all lights on from sunrise to midday and when the sun set, I went into another panic attack-y paranoia. xD
Not nice, I tell you.
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micalemer Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really love that lantern ~ great job!
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was scared of painting it, lol. I'm really bad at making objects, but so far the lantern has turned out to be quite easy. :heart:
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micalemer Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, but it came out so well. ^_^
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^
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Balaczter Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man. This is beautiful. ;A;
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... is it? Thank you ;_;
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Balaczter Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm serious. D:
You have got AMAZING skills. ; U ;
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... Ilu. ;__; :heart:
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SpangleBangle Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...pretty art *paws at* So pretty! ^^
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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THEvampireninja Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Writer
I know this piece looks simple but...

It's one of the best Amnesia pics I've seen so far >.> most of the other ones are either 'pairings' or deviate from the story/purpose of the game. I could seriously see this being down in one of the storage rooms, especially with that title.

Well done :3
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ;__;!
As much as I love the lighthearted art there is of Amnesia, I'd definitely prefer more "serious" art being done of it. It's such an inspiring game with such an atmosphere that one could turn into the most beautiful or disturbing art. Perhaps with time we'll have more epicness, hm.
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THEvampireninja Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Writer
You're very welcome ^^

Yep, I agree with you, and I seriously hope so. I've been tempted to try my hand at some fanart for Amnesia lately too.

For now I'll keep hoping x3
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's frustratingly easy AND hard to draw at the same time. I want to draw a Mr. Face but I can't capture him. D:<
Knowing me and my survival methods, it'd probably show said mister having a cup of tea with a corpse sandwhich, because otherwise I'd scare myself.
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THEvampireninja Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Writer
lol ^^;

I'd be at a loss for where to start I think xD;

I'll be honest, I haven't actually played the game myself >> because I'm afraid I'll waste my money- meaning, buy it, get scared, stop playing xDD but I have watched several /other/ people play it. I still want it, but I guess I'll wait til I have more money >>;

Soooo scaring myself, would be a definite possibility xD
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DeadDollsSociety Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I got it for 10 over Steam, not much of a loss. I managed to scramble through the start by myself, from there on I've had my best friend to share the terror with, lol. Practically it means I only get to play it some 2h/week, which makes getting through incredibly hard, but considering that when I started on my own...
Well, I practically lost my shit for two weeks, slept on the living room floor with all lights on and was afraid of windows. So yeah, I'm not very good with horror either. XD
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THEvampireninja Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Writer
o3o hmmm... well, maybe I'll look into it after all (I'll have to dust off my steam account first xD I haven't used it since I downloaded the first Portal~)

Heh, I'd be on my own with that game ;A; though I understand the friend thing, my friend Jessie helped me play a 'scary' game when I was younger, granted I wouldn't find it very scary now... it was a Nancy Drew game xD; does that make me sound lame? lol

Aaaaand I know I'd be doing the same thing. Hell, I haven't even played it yet and I'm already like. "... walk along the wall, crouch down, okay no monsters? My kitchen is save. daha. 8'D"

Horror. It's so scary, yet so fun.
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