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Reading around on the SHH forum, I found out about an interesting japanese urban legend. The things seem to spread like wildfire over there, don't they? But this was one I hadn't heard, and it kinda creeped me out, so I wanted to share it.

I did NOT write or transcribe this. It was found on the net, and describes several different versions of a Japanese urban legend.

Red Cloak (Aka Manto), also known as Red Mantle, Red Vest or Red Cape, is a Japanese ghost who haunts the girls’ bathroom. He appears, wearing a red cloak and a white mask and is said to be so charming that girls are unable to resist him. Red Cloak hides in the last stall of the girls’ toilet and when you enter, he steps out and asks “Which do you prefer, Red Cloak or Blue Cloak?” If you say Red, he slits your throat or chops off your head and the blood flows down your back, making it look like you’re wearing a red cloak. If you say Blue, he grabs you by the neck and chokes you until your face turns blue and you die of suffocation. Don’t even think about asking for a third color. If you do, the floor will open up beneath you and pale white hands will reach up and drag you down to hell.

One school ghost story tells of a young girl who heard a voice coming from the toilet next to her saying “Shall we put on the red vest?” She got scared and ran away with her jeans around her ankles. She told her teacher what she had heard and the police were called. A police woman went into the bathroom while her male partner waited outside. She heard the same voice asking “Shall we put on the red vest?” The police man, listening at the door, heard her answer “OK. Put it on!” Suddenly a loud scream was heard, followed by a thump. When the partner opened the bathroom door, he found the police woman lying dead on the floor. Her head had been cut off and the blood on her clothes made it look like she was wearing a red vest.

In Japanese, this murderous ghost is known variously as “Aka manto”, “Ao manto” or “Aka hanten, Ao hanten”. Some people say that, years ago, Red Cloak was a young man who was so handsome that every girl immediately fell in love with him. He was so awesomely beautiful that girls would faint whenever he looked at them. His beauty was so overwhelming that he had to hide his face behind a white mask. At some point, he kidnapped a beautiful young girl and she was never seen again. In another version of the story, he is called “Red Mantle” or “Red Cape”. He lurks in the toilets and asks you if you want a red cape. If you say yes, he rips off your top and tears the skin off your back. In yet another version of the legend, he is called “Red Paper, Blue Paper” (Akai Kami, Aoi kami). Girls who go into the bathroom, hear a voice coming from the last stall. It asks “Do you want red paper or blue paper?” To answer red means a bloody death by being skinned alive. To answer blue means to have all the blood drained out of the body. Still more versions involve a bloody hand emerging from the toilet and trying to pull you in, blood raining down from the ceiling, being drowned in blood and having disembodied white hands grabbing you and choking you to death. In the funniest version, if you answer “Yellow” he will force your head down the toilet and make you smell pee. Yuck!
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Oh gods, Bunny, get out of that fandom, it is full of creepy, creepy people. O_o


So yeah, I got a reply to my last post (the big long one) last night that I didn't expect. Some random Wizard-anon basically said they had reason to believe I was a demon, which is, nice I guess? And then went on to tell me how magic is possible in this world, and make a few book recommendations. I just may be checking them out.

This is something that bothers me. I've been studying/attempting magic, telekinesis etc, for quite some time, but I have yet to find any real, hard evidence of the supernatural in my life. I believe its there; it just doesn' seem to want to touch me with a ten foot pole.

Is there anyone on my flist who's had a real experience with anything magical or paranormal? I know many of us are quite mystical and spritual, but at the end of the day, beleif is not the same as proof, more's the pity.

-Mordax
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On the Causes and Effects of Awakening Early in the Life of a Popular Work

When I saw James Cameron’s Avatar, I knew for a fact that it was going to awaken at least some people; possibly a lot of people. The movie had a lot of elements that help trigger an awakening: powerful visual imagery; unearthly flora and fauna, even transhuman spirituality. And enough people saw it that odds are, if there were slumbering Avatar-kin out there, they were going to see it, and be moved by it.

Its obvious to me at least that the more people exposed to something the more likely it is that one of them will turn out to be kin of it; not because seeing it makes them kin, but because they were already out there, but didn’t know who they were until they saw it.

cut to spare your friends list. Click for the rest. )

Ps. sorry to anybody on my flist who sees this three times.

FUCK

Dec. 21st, 2009 02:44 pm
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I think the Edward Cullen doll I bought is possessed.

It keeps calling to me with it's empty, staring eyes.




-Mordax
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So, Shattered Memories is out today. Having had it pre-ordered for ages and ages I am soooo excited to go pick it up after work (before D&D assuming we go).

We have taken tomorrow off to play it, and will be putting a blackout curtain in our room for effect. I may end up posting our thoughts during breaks in play. LJ-cut so no one who doesn't want to be spoiled will be.

I have a theory going back a few months, and am anxious to see if it's correct. David's thoughts are going in a different direction, so we'll see who's right. Glad he's excited to play too, since the parts that aren't RUN FOR YOUR LIEF! are pretty straight up point and click puzzly, and he's got a different approach to those than me. You know what they say about 2 heads.

I've avoided spoilers (though I listened to the soundtrack) so it should all be pretty new to me. Can't wait.

-Mordax

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