Monday, October 12, 2009

Creepy Halloween writing observation #1

One thing about being a writer is that you have to learn to see the world from many different characters' mindsets, even those most strange and frightening to you.

As a writer, I strive to understand all darkness, not just in my current characters, but all possible characters. How does a vampire feel when he sucks the last drop of blood from a victim? Where is the pleasure in feeling the corpse limp in ones hands? I need to be able to understand the quivering anticipation a strangler in the 1600's felt, approaching a lonely girl on the streets, hands itching to tighten over a nubile neck.

What is that killer's mind like? How does life feel to him or her?

What is it like to be a hungry werewolf, or an insane god? What is that mind like?

I find, if I really want to, I can key into most any kink and "get" what's sexy about it, at least enough to write about it if I want--jock sniffing, poop eating, even the most depraved role playing.

However, the other day while I was running, switching around stations on my radio headphones set, I came across this song and it baffled and disturbed me.

What is the world like to the mind that wrote this song? People somewhere thought it was sexy. How is that possible? I was a child when it came out. Was I affected? What manner of darkness of the soul produced this?

Watch the video closely. Is it possible these two are being forced by a third party? They seem a bit under duress. Who smiles while singing about muskrats having sex? Captain makes sex sounds with his keyboards. Surely a grown man wouldn't do this without some sort of threat, perhaps an sinister presence lurking just outside the camera lens.

Please advise!
xoxo Carolyn Crane (aka Carolyn Jean)


Lea said...

LOL Interesting observation CJ. Maybe it's related to the old analogy, screw like minks?

All I know is that woman's smile always did make me gag - very disingenuous and yeah - the creepy keyboard sex sounds - yikes... Subliminal messaging maybe???

Great post as always CJ!! LOL

Chris said...

Hmm - should we be glad that you didn't see this as inspiration for a new wereanimal book? ;)

Carolyn Crane said...

Lea: LoL. Right, the smile is scary!!

Chris: Were luvmuskrats?

Joanna Chambers said...

That is surely the soundtrack in hell. The devil'll be piping that muzak in while Tenille herself (Or is she The Captain?) smiles at you and pulls your fingernails out.

Unknown said...

You know the part I found really scary is that not only did the Captain make sex sounds with his keyboard, but they were supposed to be muskrat sounds. How close to muskrats doing the deed do you have to be to know what sounds they make???? Totally creeped out now. (I bet muskrat suzi and sam never knew they had a voyeur.

What's even scarier is referring to yourself as Captain. Just what branch of the service explores the mating habits of muskrats? Maybe I shouldn't ask, there probably is a branch out there checking out subversive muskrats!!

Dottie :)

lbgregg said...

Isn't this a song about shifters? Could be!

Carolyn Crane said...

Tumperkin: yes, and it sticks in your head horribly!!

Dottie: LOL. A scary thought! What covert ops has the captain been on?

LBG: Maybe they ARE shifters.

writtenwyrdd said...

Yeah, that song was just creepy. In retrospect, I believe Captain and Tenille were closet furries...

lbgregg said...

CJ. Furries.


Renee said...

Thank you for that earworm, CJ. lol

The scary part is that I remember watching them do that song on their variety show, and I think they had little animated muskrats dancing around on the top of the piano.

Or was that a nightmare?

Tracy said...

Dear God! I couldn't even listen to the whole thing much less stare at that woman's teeth for one more minute!

Muskrats having sex - just not something I want to think about to be perfectly honest. That's the scariest thing ever CJ! lol

Jill Sorenson said...

I didn't listen to the song, but...poop eating? That is the most disturbing thing I've ever read on a blog! Gahhhhh

Anida Adler said...

Okay, now I've got it stuck in my head. Thanks very much! lol!

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