mechevarria


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StrayNostalgia wrote:Wow. That was ugly.

I screamed and slammed my laptop lid shut. Only, some of my fingers were still there. I nearly whizzed in my pants, busted my computer, and mangled my hand in the span of 2 seconds.



Scared the crap outta me, too, but I feel better after having a good laugh over your post. Maybe I can get some sleep now!

sonja711


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smurfage wrote:Am I the only one who saw Patrickspens' Ancient Oak at first glance? It looks like a dead moonlit version.



Yep

bluejester


quality posts: 569 Private Messages bluejester

I think that the "Scarier" link proves that woot still has the power to surprise me.

missmelis


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lutherann wrote:If you figure out a way to "unsee" it, please let me know. My heart did something that I don't quite know how to explain and I'm pretty sure I lost at least a few hours of my life on that one.



Although what has been seen cannot be unseen, I was able to partially scrub my brain with videos of cute baby animals. Take your pick:
Puppy!
Kitten!
OMGOMGOMGPONIES!!!*



*Not auto-censored by Woot; actually a link to a video about ponies!

The goodness of the true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability. - Edgar Allan Poe

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 225 Private Messages Spiritgreen

Quality pick, it's like Hallowoot came early.

thaskaman


quality posts: 15 Private Messages thaskaman
smurfage wrote:Am I the only one who saw Patrickspens' Ancient Oak at first glance? It looks like a dead moonlit version.



I wanted to get that shirt as well when it was up. I saw it a day or two late cause i was on a road trip.

Spiritgreen wrote:Quality pick, it's like Hallowoot came early.



But yes, totally so..just on a halloween tip (with a nice dark twist of Grimm)!

endeszbet


quality posts: 1 Private Messages endeszbet
bluejester wrote:Nothing like a shirt that reminds me of a dark tale right as I'm trying to get to bed. Thanks for keeping my insomnia firmly intact woot.



I clicked on the "...but I've seen scarier" link, and the bright red hangul (Korean writing) should have scared me off, but no, I keep scrolling and then BAM! It's that meme I've spent the past few weeks attempting to stay away from. I was just about to go to bed, too...

In all honesty it was more shocking/annoying than scary, but I suppose I needed to read the text to get the full experience.

Woot, I am now getting nosleep.

alexandra29


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Lisa007 wrote:if you're not familiar with the tale, the shirt won't make much sense. the red ribbon is one of the gifts that is given to the bird for singing its' tale of woe

edit:oops I'm mistaken, it was red shoes not a red ribbon, haven't heard the story in years, sorry

wiki has a decent summary of the story found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Juniper_Tree_%28fairy_tale%29



I thought it was a gift first, too, but I think it is the ribbon used to, um, hold the little kid's head on.

The gifts were, I think, a necklace, a pair of shoes, and a milestone.

I *love* this fairy tale!

lutherann


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missmelis wrote:Although what has been seen cannot be unseen, I was able to partially scrub my brain with videos of cute baby animals. Take your pick:
Puppy!
Kitten!
OMGOMGOMGPONIES!!!*



*Not auto-censored by Woot; actually a link to a video about ponies!



It may be a while before I click on another link... even if it says puppy or kitten or pony.

billiejune


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As a child, I read many of the original Grimm's fairy tales...they are twisted, sure, but much better than any of the so-called scary movies of today...much more disturbing. Also, my favorite story as a child was the original Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves where people get chopped up into pieces, boiled in oil, and stabbed in the heart...now that's a bedtime story!!!

walmazan


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Yay for littleclyde! Congrats!

Amazing Work!

skatimmy737


quality posts: 207 Private Messages skatimmy737

Yeah. German stories are really messed up. Brothers Grimm were just the G-rated ones.

specsmachine


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I bet those juniper berries would make a mean gin. Yum.

edwindoe


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intothemoooon wrote:This shirt really confuses me. Am I missing something?
What's up with the red string? Is the bird a believer in Kabbalah?



Might be the ribbon she tied the head on with.

Tibwolf


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I was going to buy one of these, but I think I'm going to go curl up in a corner instead

KSPYKayte


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I literally started tearing up I was so scared after clicking that link. I am now terrified of you Woot.

csa356


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bluejester wrote:For those of you who looked at woot's "Scarier" link in the "This tells the world" section, I suggest starting with a dose of nyan cat followed up by massive LOLcat therapy.



While I really didn't pee myself so much for the image, but more for the noise and fear that my coworkers will hear that I am, in fact, NOT working, thank you for the nyan cat link, it brings me great joy.

asiancoolio


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rather morbid for a t-shirt design...

jcflman


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asiancoolio wrote:rather morbid for a t-shirt design...



Yeah, ain't it cool!

I'm gonna take a quick nap and decide on a purchase. I'm teetering back and forth. :-)

noahjohn


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I ordered 2 Juniper Tree T's but the acct inf. was rejected, suggesting I try again... I did try again after carefully checking all my info. The same thing happened.When I check my card account I see that I was billed twice for $20.80... for a total of 4 shirts. this the only way to contact your billing dept... I don't see any other contact inf. Thanks

cindyscrazy


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If you scroll back up, the zombie is afraid of YOU!

Granted, I've never looked at it with the sound on. I've learned that lesson, internet.....

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it"--from a T-shirt

https://www.etsy.com/shop/cindyscrazyknits?ref=si_shop

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
noahjohn wrote:I ordered 2 Juniper Tree T's but the acct inf. was rejected, suggesting I try again... I did try again after carefully checking all my info. The same thing happened.When I check my card account I see that I was billed twice for $20.80... for a total of 4 shirts. this the only way to contact your billing dept... I don't see any other contact inf. Thanks



Hey there!

What you'll need to do is write us with your order number and other relevant information so we can get things all straightened out.

Thanks!

I'm just hanging out, really.

llandar


quality posts: 32 Private Messages llandar
KSPYKayte wrote:I literally started tearing up I was so scared after clicking that link. I am now terrified of you Woot.



Awww, baby come back. We promise it won't happen again!

jasneko


quality posts: 30 Private Messages jasneko

Congrats littleclyde!

KSPYKayte wrote:I literally started tearing up I was so scared after clicking that link. I am now terrified of you Woot.

Now I think without a doubt that I should not click on the link, yet curiosity is saying 'just take a quick look'. I hope I don't!


bluejester


quality posts: 569 Private Messages bluejester

I would like to confirm that the "scarier" link is just as freaky in the morning as it was last night. The darn thing seems to resist daylight's attempts to make it less horrific.

copperchesnut


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This was always my favorite fairytale growing up, and people have only rarely heard of it. I was delighted to see the name of the shirt, more delighted with the write-up.

StrayNostalgia


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Came back to say that, yes, that link actually did give me nightmares. Interesting night. Now that it's all said and done, I'd actually like to thank woot for the excitement!

jdelvoie


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smurfage wrote:Am I the only one who saw Patrickspens' Ancient Oak at first glance? It looks like a dead moonlit version.



That was my exact first thought too.

blanked


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bluejester wrote:I would like to confirm that the "scarier" link is just as freaky in the morning as it was last night. The darn thing seems to resist daylight's attempts to make it less horrific.



Meh, it was just a jump out to scare you thing. With out the back ground story it was only startling. A movie like 'Wait until dark' that used the same technique but had very believable bad guys is 10x worse.

sunaness


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jasneko wrote:Congrats littleclyde!

Now I think without a doubt that I should not click on the link, yet curiosity is saying 'just take a quick look'. I hope I don't!



I'm in the same exact boat! I'm a huge wimp, but I really want to know what's in the link. Ahhh.

petitefilou


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To all those scared of the "scarier" link - it's not that scary. Made me jump a little (ok ok, a lot, practically a mile in the air) but it's not gonna give anyone nightmares unless they're of a particularly sensitive disposition. Might be scarier if I could actually read it though, wish I could

I was really disappointed this design didn't print originally, it was my favourite in that derby, so in for two!

futhermore


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Anyone want to spoil the link for me? I clicked on it, scrolled to the first panel with the girl walking down the street alone, but then I thought better of it.

You may have noticed I'm not all there myself.

Tragerstreit


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...you guys left out the part where the stepmother cooked the little boy and fed it to his father.

Favorite. Grimm Tale. Ever.

llandar


quality posts: 32 Private Messages llandar
Tragerstreit wrote:...you guys left out the part where the stepmother cooked the little boy and fed it to his father.



No we didn't.


"Then they tell the kids’ dad that the boy ran away to his uncle’s or something and serve the boy as a stew to his own father!"

cindyscrazy


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futhermore wrote:Anyone want to spoil the link for me? I clicked on it, scrolled to the first panel with the girl walking down the street alone, but then I thought better of it.



It's got some kinda effect in it. When you scroll down, it shows the little girl walking down the street. Down the street, she sees some kinda man-thing in a white suit. His right leg is at a weird angle. Suddenly (and with some kind of sound, from what I understand) the panels go by VERY fast and you see in almost a movie-like image, a close up of the head of the man-thing turning around. He has a human face, but with a scary big smile and blood everywhere.
The girl is amazingly not peeing herself. Her hand shakes and she points. I think she's telling it to go away. It turns away. Close up of the little girls feet turning away. Again with the creep movie-like affect, it shows the scary thing jumping up backwards toward you and the last thing you see is that face flying toward you.

The effect only lasts the first time you scroll down. After that, it doesn't work unless you reload. I played around with it :-D Watch it with no sound to avoid nightmares/jumping/breaking things while running away.

"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it"--from a T-shirt

https://www.etsy.com/shop/cindyscrazyknits?ref=si_shop

irenesupreme


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I've never bought a shirt from here before, but my friend linked me because this is one of my favorite stories.
So much respect for the artist; I will be wearing this one a lot. This story needs to be more well-known!

chinchillaandbeans


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Hmmmm.....Ancient Oak counterpart?

phosseini


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Hey, Ashes to ashes and dust to dust is a scientific reality. This shirt so gets it! Written by a person who teaches Chemistry for a living.

pistachiosftw


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bluejester wrote:Yeah! Like a sucker I was all, "What's with it all being in Japanese?" so I fell for it and scrolled.

If I had been startled any worse, I would have been telling woot that they owed me a new office chair.



Just an OCD thing of mine. For those who think otherwise, this is in Korean.

serengehde


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cindyscrazy wrote:It's got some kinda effect in it. When you scroll down, it shows the little girl walking down the street...



When I stupidly clicked on the link this morning, I screamed, turned away, and ran into my roommate's room asking him to hold me in one seamless motion. I didn't look at the rest of the strip, but this summary gave me chills just reading. Holy bajeezus.

missmelis wrote:Although what has been seen cannot be unseen, I was able to partially scrub my brain with videos of cute baby animals. Take your pick:
Puppy!
Kitten!
OMGOMGOMGPONIES!!!



Then I tried to scrub my mind with the kitten video. The screen went black and said, "Oh, and one more thing." And my blood froze as I got ready to run.