Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bury Your Fears! It's Sorry Night.

The Devouring
When dark creeps in and eats the light,
Bury your fears on Sorry Night.

Sorry night is tonight, December 22nd. After reading The Devouring by Simon Holt (read an exerpt) in October, I learned about Sorry Night and I just wanted to make sure you guys are ready for tonight and that you don't let the sun go down without preparing yourself to not be scared or fearful so the Vours don't get you.

What are the Vours?
Vours are evil creatures that take over human bodies and assume the victim’s personality while imprisoning the host’s consciousness in a nightmare-world called a fearscape. Outside of a human victim, Vours manifest as black oily smoke, but can retain this form only for a limited time. Because of their ability to cause hallucinations and psychically manipulate people, a Vour’s true shape is often hard to discern.
Detecting a Vour-possessed person isn’t always easy. Once inside of a person, a Vour assumes the victim’s personality, and has access to all of the host’s memories. A Vour-controlled person shows a few key symptoms, however. They include a fixation with sweet foods and heat, as well as an extreme sensitivity to cold (extreme cold might even cause discoloration and burns on the skin). These signs are most detectible in the recently possessed.
Vours, both in their human and inhuman forms, sense what we fear most. Using both psychic and physical means, they will inflict these fears to assail anyone who crosses them and sometimes merely to amuse themselves. Fear is intoxicating to Vours, and they are drawn to it like sharks to blood. (source)

How to Overcome Fear:
(some inspiration and motivation because I like my readers.)
"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind." --Dale Carnegie

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." --Dale Carnegie

"Where fear is, happiness is not." --Seneca

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears." --Rudyard Kipling

"Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of he main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." --Bertrand Russell

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." --Robert Louis Stevenson

"Do not take counsel of your fears." --George Patton

"Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death." --Unknown

"The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you." --Elmer Davis

Sorry Night Hole
I found this great big hole in the ground. Just throw your fear into it by leaving it in the comments section and I'll make sure it gets covered and buried before nightfall. I'll start...

I'm afraid of bodies of water.


Catherine (On The Nightstand) said...

I'm afraid of heights.

Ella Press said...

I'm afraid of plugs, or anything electric that might look dangerous.
yeah. keep your comment to yourself, S. :P

Book Snob said...

I'm afraid of large, rowdy crowds that could possibly cause a stampede and I could get crushed underneath them.

Cleverly Inked said...

LOL.. I am afraid of public toilets. Seriously freaky

I Heart Monster said...

I'm so glad we buried our fears together last night. And so glad the Vours didn't get us...

@Catherine - I used to be! Until I hiked Angels Landing in Zion National Park... yeah. That 1500 foot sheer cliff face to the bottom was definitely enough to freak me out enough to rid myself of the fear. It was get rid of the fear, or die because you step funny.

@Ella - I'm pretty sure your fear is totally unique, I've never heard of anyone with that fear before.

@Book Snob - I try to steer clear of any type of crowd large enough to do trample-damage. I'm with ya there.

@Cleverly Inked - I avoid them at all costs. Ew. Gross.

Thanks my peeps :o)

S.K.B said...

I'm afraid of the 3rd book never coming out xD
Seriously this book is to amazing.

As for my fears, I fear one thing....and no one will know lol.
Bye bye Vours ;)