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That book with the thing and the other thing...

Postby Aneri » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:48 am

Recently, I've been driven insane with trying to find out the name of a book that my teacher mentioned last year. And I'm pretty sure it's fairly well known...

Anyway, the book is written like a children's book, with cute little black and white illustrations, listing the alphabet and saying "A is for _____" and so on. The twist is, every letter features a child's name and how they die. For a random example I though up, (probably) not from the book "B is for Betty, sliced with a machete."

And I forgot what it was called! I want to go see if I can find it, but I need to know what the name is first...so, yeah, has anyone heard of it?
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Postby Wazit » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:50 am

I would feel scared to even approach a book like that lol
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Postby Aneri » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:54 am

Hahaha, it was really well done. Everything was nice and simple, and the words rhymed, and the illusrations looked sweet from a distance (you had to look closely to realize Polly's arm was impaled on her kite XD) That was my creative writing teacher's way of telling us we had to write a children's book, haha. I didn't make mine quite as morbid, though...
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Postby Imenak » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:02 am

Do you mean "The Gashlycrumb Tinies: Or, After the Outing"? A wonderfully morbid book.
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Postby Aneri » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:11 am

Oh, man yes! That is exactly what I'm looking for!

Please don't click on the link unless you want to know what happened to 26 little unlucky children, haha.

Thanks ^_^
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Postby Imenak » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:26 am

No problem ^_^. It's always my pleasure to point people to such grim things. (hmm... that didn't make me sound too good)
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Postby Darkness_calls » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:32 am

That book has now cought my interest. Good thing Aneri gave up a link of it now I can go find it myself lol
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Postby Jormungandr » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:41 am

Gorey is great lol. such a horrid comic.
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Postby Wazit » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:57 pm

Err wow, some are pretty scary like run though an awl, struck by an axe, etc etc
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Postby aznpuffyhair » Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:02 pm

hmm, the most painless i have to say from all is... Titus, who was blown into pieces as it says 'who flew into bits.'
There is really nothing to say... or worth saying.
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Re: That book with the thing and the other thing...

Postby -BaN- » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:03 pm

Lovely Book ^_^ Sadly I havent heard of this book when I was growing up. And i think drinking to much gin would be the most painless >.>, well i never really tried it myself, but it shouldnt be to bad unless drinking so much prolongs your death, so you could live every moment of it...but other then that it dosnt seem that painful
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Postby Wazit » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:37 am

I thought the most painless is being wasted away
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Postby The Lost » Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:13 am

thats a really freaky book... reminds me of Death-Note



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Postby Johnny Vill » Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:53 am

wazit_blade wrote:I thought the most painless is being wasted away


Only if it's again in Margaritaville.
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Re: That book with the thing and the other thing...

Postby Noir » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:42 pm

Hey! I have that peach one as a magnet on my fridge! Everyone told me it was a depressing little picture, but I loved it. I think I love it more now.

I think my librarian read us a book when I was little about seven spoiled litte children all named after days in the week. Their mom went away on errands and told them not to let strangers in and I don't think they listened. I think something really gastly happened like she kept on having to take things off like feet and legs before she got them back. Really creepy, but you can tell I haven't forgotten. Anybody have any ideas?
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Re: That book with the thing and the other thing...

Postby Noir » Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:55 pm

Whoo! Way to kill a thread, eh?
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Postby Wazit » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:09 pm

What? Just a day passed. It isn't killed yet unless it's about 5-6 days after the last reply
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Postby aznpuffyhair » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:13 pm

yup

and i'll still argue that being blown to pieces is the most painless i u don't really have to time feel anything
There is really nothing to say... or worth saying.
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Re: That book with the thing and the other thing...

Postby Imenak » Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:07 pm

Noir wrote:I think my librarian read us a book when I was little about seven spoiled litte children all named after days in the week. Their mom went away on errands and told them not to let strangers in and I don't think they listened. I think something really gastly happened like she kept on having to take things off like feet and legs before she got them back. Really creepy, but you can tell I haven't forgotten. Anybody have any ideas?


Hmm... the closest story I can think of to that is Heckedy Peg. Would that be what you're talking about?
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Postby Wazit » Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:04 pm

Imenak. You sure read a lot of morbid stories
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Postby Imenak » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:12 am

What can I say? I'm a cold, heartless being at... uh... heart.
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Postby Wazit » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:14 am

That's why you're the boogieman :P
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Postby Imenak » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:21 am

That's why I want you to always keep in mind... as long as you're in your room, I'll be there! Watching you sleep! Watching you do other stuff not fit for human eyes!
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Postby Wazit » Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:24 am

Don;t you get blind doing that?
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Re: That book with the thing and the other thing...

Postby InDenialAboutEverything » Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:21 am

And pubic hair grows on your hands.....

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