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A Fine Line - Between Chaos and Creation

Everybody seems to think I'm lazy; I don't mind, I think they're crazy...

NaBloPoMo 2017 - Day Thirteen
Jeffrey iCute
Nothing is scary.

Not to say that there isn’t anything in the world that’s scary, but rather, that absolute nothing is a scary concept. People talk a lot about the idea of yoga/meditation to empty your mind and calm down, and that’s not a bad thing, but the idea of being Nowhere and/or having Nothing to ground you is scary.

I watched the Beatle cartoon movie Yellow Submarine when I was 12, and while I loved the movie (still do), there was always something a bit unsettling about the Nowhere Land that Jeremy Hillary Boob lived in; the lack of anything there. Just white, all around. No up, no down, no sides. No concept of anything concrete, really.

I played a video game that had this too; as a parody. It was a game with multiple endings, and one of which involved you climbing out of the window of the building you’re in, and leaving the game map (thus, there’s nothing). You can see the window you climbed out of, but other than that, there is no focal point of any kind.

I know I’m not the only one that thinks this; when I worked in a toy store a few years back, we were told to always arrange products on shelves to give the appearance of full shelves; no gaps. Uncanny Valley isn’t the right term for it, but there’s something unsettling about seeing empty spaces between the shelved products.


Apparently EZ Bake Ovens just don’t sell as well as they did in the 1990s. For further reading, see also: the Death of the Canadian Tarjay.

No doubt about it; nothing really is scary. In my opinion, it’s one of the scariest things out there, in terms of phobias. Just try not to think about it too much.