you’re cooler than me?
guess that makes me hotter than you
If this is too dark for you to see, I apologize. :I
A while ago I made a post about some of my OC’s fears and phobias, and I just really felt like drawing Oskar’s worst fear: Darkness. Or Achluophobia, as it’s called.
Oskar and I share this phobia (though Oskar’s a bit worse than mine), and it’s absolutely crippling sometimes. Now, we’re talking about complete and utter darkness here. Pitch black. Not an ounce of light. That’s Oskar’s fear. It paralyzes him.
If he’s stuck in a dark room he can’t move. If the light goes out he will shrink down and make himself small, hugging his body as if to protect himself from whatever’s around him. He will NOT go into a dark room first to turn on the light if he can help it, and if he has to do such a thing he will remain outside in the light and frantically search for the light switch on the wall. If he can’t find it he won’t enter the room.
He will freak out and practically throw himself out of a room if someone turns the light off before he’s gotten the chance to get out. When caught in complete, compact darkness he will absolutely refuse to move out of fear and will have to be led around by the hand if there’s no chance of turning a light on, and he will cling to that person desperately until he’s safely back in the light.
(I got stuck in a dark tunnel in a science exhibition once. You were supposed to feel your way through and keep your hand on the wall where there were different kinds of materials attached so you could use your sense to touch to guess what it was. I’d thought “eh, it’s just darkness, it’s not dangerous!”, like the idiot I was. About halfway in I lost track of the wall because I came across some sort of fur and my first instinct was that it was something alive and potentially dangerous. I jerked my hand back. Stupid, but true. So, no more wall, which had been my only source of safety, and I couldn’t make myself move an inch out of fear. I couldn’t even stretch out my hand to find the wall again, even though I knew it was well within my reach. So this shit’s real ok? I seriously had to be led out of there by an unknown 7-year old kid who wasn’t scared at all, and I just held on to his hand for dear life… Ugh. Never doing that again.)
You do not turn the light off with Oskar in the room for fun. You do not push him into a room with the lights off. You do not laugh at him as he’s panicking and standing alone in the dark. You do not hold the door closed so that he can’t come back out. Or, well… You can do all those things if you’re prepared to take care of a hysterical, crying, slobbering mess of a man later, who will take hours to calm down completely.
"your crush is coming!"
"what do I do?"
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This is what happens for real when I can’t find the right words.
Horse Tornado is the only phrase I will use from now on