This post covers my reflections while working on the first SickyBeat cover option. I will show the cover, and proposed title. Leave comments of what you like what comes to mind when you see it, and if you would read a book with a similar cover. I am not a pro with image editing and I hope you like it nonetheless!
I don’t like horror movies. I understand, the appeal, Sometimes fear reminds us we are alive. I like roller coasters for example. I like overcoming, I like learning from, and I like to stretch the limits of fear. So, why not the Saw trilogy? It feels to me as if the writers of horror movies have become more and more dependant on disembowelment, death and harm in general to bring us to fear. Is that necessary?
I mean, we have serial killers in human history. Why not watch a documentary? Or, dare I say…read a book? The world we live in is scary, but maybe that’s the appeal? The screen in between us and the story, the controlled plot, they expose us just enough while keeping us safe. The fear has a definition to it.
I love documenting my life in pictures because it let’s me look back and understand who I was from a different perspective while bringing forward the emotional reality I remember. The picture I used to make this sample cover is a great example of that. I distrusted everyone and myself. My stuffed bear (Bob…Just Bob please.) was the only witness to the world as well as my mind. I had no idea how plainly the psychosis and fear where playing out on my face, I was trying to look neutral….
Who needs horror movies?