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Created on 2009-12-09 18:17:37 (#463033), last updated 2013-04-06 (236 weeks ago)

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Name:The Fantastic ; The Grotesque
Posting Access:All Members
Community description:a community for the fantastic grotesque

A community dedicated to the sharing, discussion and celebration of the grotesque in various media including ( but not limited to): short stories, video games, music videos and art.

There aren't any real rules, but we do ask that you be sensitive to everyone and remember that just because you have a high tolerance for a particular bent of grotesque does not mean that everyone will.

Please stay on topic, but part of the fun of this sort of thing is getting off topic too. ( Though any posts, say, simply filled with kittens may get an eyebrow raise. Now, a post filled with kittens perhaps containing the soul of The Legion might be better accepted ).

If you're looking for something with a bit more blood and gore or sexual content you may be better looking at gurochan or a different community. Which is not to say the content contained in this community will be lacking in the above, but hopefully there will be a larger variety of grotesques represented.

gro·tesque (grō-těsk')
• Characterized by ludicrous or incongruous distortion, as of appearance or manner.
• Outlandish or bizarre, as in character or appearance. See Synonyms at fantastic.
• Of, relating to, or being the grotesque style in art or a work executed in this style.

In fiction, characters are usually considered grotesque if they induce both empathy and disgust. ... The grotesque received a new shape with Alice in the Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, when a girl meets fantastic grotesque figures in her fantasy world. ... Southern Gothic is a genre frequently identified with grotesques and William Faulkner is often cited as the ringmaster. ... In O'Connor's often-anthologized short-story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," the Misfit, a serial killer, is clearly a maimed soul, utterly callous to human life but driven to seek the truth. The less obvious grotesque is the polite, doting grandmother who is unaware of her own astonishing selfishness.


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fantastic grotesque, ghost stories, goth lit, gothic, grotesque, horror
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