Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Children of the Sun

I posted recently that I hate sunflowers.  My darling Hannah posted this picture and now understands the hella creepiness that is a field of the suckers.  Note that the flowers are people.  Be afraid.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!  Right?  So... what is happening in this picture?  *Raising my own hand, waving it furiously*  IknowIknowIknow.... this guy has to continue playing the violin until his broken, bleeding fingers can no longer support the bow, because as soon as the music stops, they are going to eat him.  You know I'm right.


This picture makes me feel like I can't breathe.

And then I found these HOLY CRAP pictures on Flickr of creepy dolls in a sunflower patch. 
Because you know that is where creepy dolls are born.


If I ever want to write horror, here is my instant idea factory. 

By the way, there is a Facebook group called "Huge, EVIL sunflowers scare the freaking CRAP out of me!"  (their emphasis with large caps). Better believe I am a member.

25 comments:

Your Friendly Neighborhood Palindrome said...

Now I'm even more scared! I'm actually laughing because it scares me so much. That's what I do when I'm scared, laugh nervously and back away from the creepy flowers staring at me. I am a horror writer and now I have fuel!

Crystal Cook said...

Honestly I have never ever looked at a sunflower in fear, but these pics. . . AAAAAAAAAHHHH! I agree. And you are hilarious, I enjoyed this post immensely!:)

Pat Tillett said...

Okay, that doll creeps me out.
The ONLY good thing about sunflowers is sunflower seeds.

Did you ever notice how sunflowers are magnets for ants? Always...

SonshineMusic said...

I think you're right about that guy having to play to ward off the sunflowers. They look like they are just waiting to over run him. *shudder* oog.

And the dolls in the field? Ummm... creepy!

College Term Papers said...

So fun to see these,

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - never thought of sunflowers as creepy before. I will now.

Except for one photo. I've a great one of my dad (before he passed away) and my kids standing with his sunflowers. They're all giggling and it's a great photo!

Talli Roland said...

You have now totally creeped me out! Sunflowers will never be the same for me again! :)

Christine Danek said...

I used to like sunflowers but those pictures freak me out.
:)

storyqueen said...

Thanks for adding another irrational fear to my list.....like I really needed another...

Shelley

(which is creepier, the doll or the flower.....yikes!)

maybe genius said...

LOL. There really is a Facebook group for everything.

They're just so... big. I don't trust things that are that much bigger than I am.

Michelle Gregory said...

i've given you another award to hoarde.

Falen said...

those dolls are creepy as hell...

roxy said...

I have to admit that I am disturbed by the violin-listening sunflowers and the sunflower with the creepy face. The doll-bedecked sunflowers not so much because my kids leave toys everywhere in my garden. My flower beds are toy graveyards. This next comment will give you the shivers, Lindsey. I am just warped enough to think the field-of-sunflowers picture is pretty. I would skip through it, singing and gathering a bouquet. I hope this revelation won't affect our friendship. . .

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! I think this post is hilarious! I had n o idea there was a sunflower thing going on out there. Love the pics! :-)

Shelley Sly said...

Omigosh. I never thought sunflowers were scary before. Now I do. Well, the big ones, at least.
Hilarious post, though! :D

KM said...

Umm...this is hysterical. I've never found sunflowers scary. Cornfields give me the creeps, though. Too many movies with aliens and crop signs, I guess...

krislincour said...

You'd better never travel to southern Spain then. You can drive for miles and miles past acres and acres of sunflowers. You'd be curled in a little ball on the floor of the car!
Might be almost as traumatizing as glazed doughnuts on Christmas morning.
(family joke)

sarahjayne smythe said...

That doll is stalker, creeper scary. Seriously.

Kit Courteney said...

OH.
MY.
GOODNESS.

I always rather liked sunflowers, but after seeing that top pic and reading your words I am TOTALLY freaked out about them now!

Bad Lindsey. Naughty Lindsey.

:0(

(Ewww...word verification is: diedf... as in died flowers...?)

Tiffany Neal said...

OMG.

There are creepy dolls in the sunflowers.

And there's a sunflower with a creepy face.

I may have nightmares of creepy dolls/sunflowers tonight.

Yaya' s Changing World said...

I USED to think that sunflowers were fun. Thank you very much. *sob*

Yaya
Yaya's Changing World

Girl with One Eye said...

The comments on your first picture are so true and hilarious.

lora96 said...

The first pic is from Imagine a Night, a kids book that my class loves. Very surreal. Every picture is just about as creepy as heck, I can tell ya!

:)

Y.F.N. Palindrome aka Hannah said...

@lora96- That's the book that first turned me onto Rob Gonsalves. I love it! Imagine a Day is also really good and creepy. I love all of his art.

Lisa and Laura said...

Hilarious. I've never considered how scary sunflowers really are. Add me to your club!