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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Getting Ready

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Hi, everyone!

Happy New Year! :D

Here's a new cryptic story you've all been waiting for!
I look forward to receiving interesting theories from you!

I hope I can continue to entertain you with spine-chilling tales in the coming year too!

Take care and be awesome ;)
Love, Saya


"Hey, are you done yet?"
I speak to my wife's back. How come women always take so long to get ready!
"Nearly done. Don't be so impatient! We're in no hurry.... hey, Shou-chan**, stay still!"
She's right, but I have always been an impatient person, so there's nothing I can do now to change it.
It's nearly New Year. The whole world is busy.
I take a cigarette out of my suit pocket and light it.

"I wonder if we won't surprise your father and mother by turning up so suddenly."
"Don't sweat it. They'll start smiling the moment they see their grandson's face."
I say, glacing at our son who is lying down by us.
"OK, ready? .....Oh, wait."
"Huh? What's the matter?"
"Look, this..this here."

My wife points at my neck and I touch it.  
 "Oh, I forgot."
"You're not only impatient but scatterbrained too! Come here."

" you," whispers my wife, as if she were talking to herself.
"Why now, all of a sudden?"
"Come on, we're husband and wife. There's no need to be shy."
She is looking down and I can't see her face, but it seems like she is blushing.
"Yeah... I love you too."
It must have been years since I last said something so frankly to her. I feel a little shy, but it doesn't feel bad.

I take her hands in mine.
"So, shall we go now?"

I kick the stool at my feet.

** Shou-chan:  Shou is the son's name, and chan is a suffix that expresses endearment (wiki),

Monday, 30 December 2013

Urbex in Japan

If you're interested in Urban Exploration in Japan, I suggest you visit these sites!

Totoro Times; Urban Exploration (Top Page)
Includes loads of beautiful photos of famous ruins in Japan

Abandoned Kansai 
Ruins from Kansai region (Kyoto, Osaka etc.) in Japan

Exploring Japan's Ruins/Haikyo  (Top Page)
A science fiction & fantasy author, Michael John Grist explores ruins in Japan

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Really Crazy DVD

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Last year a friend - called A -  whom I had not contacted for a long time, emailed me.
"I got a copy of this really crazy DVD. You wanna come watch it?"

 This friend was a total horror nerd who often searched internet to get copies of supernatural or so-called snuff movies.**
"Fine. I'll find a couple of other people to join me. See you this weekend." I replied.

Three of us went to his place.
"So? What's this DVD about?"
When I asked, he said, "it's about imprisonment and mental torture. Take a look."

The video looked like it was filmed by a handy cam. A man who looked like he was in his early thirties was tied to a chair.
He was being forced to watch something.
The same situation went on and on endlessly....
It looked unnervingly realistic compared to other snuff movies we had seen that it was somewhat sobering. And I remember clearly how A, who sat behind us, was watching it with obvious relish.

About 15 minutes into the video things began to change.
The man in the video started to seriously resist watching. He was trying his hardest not to see.
However, although his body was resisting, he somehow could not tear his eyes away from that unknown something.
His eyes looked no longer like the eyes of a sane person.
The man then started to alternately give a hysterical laugh and say obscenities, while his neck swayed unnaturally.
And what's more, his facial expression kept changing at a pace that was beyond normal.
It was about four times as fast as normal speed.
In contrast, the scenery behind him changed at normal speed.
But the part above the man's neck moved at abnormal speed and he kept muttering something.

In the end the guy who was probably the cameraman asked, "do you know your own name?"
The man answered, "Abyaaaa, hehehehe, ____kawa _____ji."
His voice and the movement of his mouth weren't synching at all.
The cameraman: "Uhh.., this guy's finished."
And the video ended.

To be honest, by the time the video finished, we had become a little sick.
A still kept on talking energetically, blabbering on about the video, but I didn't want to hear any of it.
I didn't want to watch it anymore so I made an eye contact with the other two guys signalling that we should go home.

On the way back in the car, one of the guys said, "did you notice the strange way A moved his mouth just now, when he was desperately trying to explain some stuff? He looked almost like that man in the video..."

A went missing soon after that, and two months later they found him dead; he had committed suicide naked.

We are beginning to think that we, who also watched the video, might eventually end up having a breakdown like A.

**Snuff movies - movies that depict the actual murder of a person or people (Wiki)

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Strange Lady

Hi everyone,
I'm sorry I haven't updated for a while but thank you for all your lovely messages. It's always a great pleasure to hear from you.

I thought I ought to update something today because it's Christmas after all...

Well, anyway my dears, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and take care!

Love, Saya

This story has been carefully translated from Japanese into English by me. Please do not copy/distribute it without permission. Thanks.

I heard this from my aunt.

My aunt one day received a letter from her son, who was living by himself at the time.
Below is roughly what was written in the letter:

"Come, come, I have toys and many sweets for you too."

When I was a child, a lady*1 often called out to me from upstairs.
I went upstairs and drew pictures with her.
Most of the pictures she drew were very creepy -- like pictures of a severed head or a hanged man.

When we had a dinner, the lady never ate with us but just stood there laughing.

One day when I was playing outside, the lady was looking out the square-shaped ventilator underneath the floor of the house,*2 and she was laughing.
I wonder what she was doing there.

Once when I went to see her upstairs and opened the door, she was changing clothes.
Her skin was festering and covered in boils and she looked as though she was suffering from some kind of disease.

Mother, who was that lady?

My aunt and uncle laughed saying their son had already gone senile although he was still a college student.
My aunt then made a phone call to him saying,
"Sweetheart, I'm the only female in the family, you remember?"

The son said,
"Huh?....fzzzz....What?..zzz.... Sorry, I didn't catch your words.
So did you remember then? The lady is actually here with me right now."


The phone went dead.

My aunt, now scared, quickly went over to her son's house.
But by that time he had already committed suicide by setting himself on fire in the nearby park.

My aunt, making a scary face, said to me, "even if someone calls you while you're in this house, you must ignore it, OK?"
Since then I avoid going over to her house as much as I can.

*1 a lady : お姉ちゃん (oneh-chan) in Japanese, literally meaning "older sister." Mostly kids use it to address any young lady they encounter even if she's not blood-related to them.

*2 a square-shaped ventilator underneath the floor of the house: perhaps he's talking about a ventilator like the one in the picture on the right.