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DustyHooks. posted this thread...
Dec. 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Hi I'm pretty new here, and I was just wondering if I could get some ideas. First off, what makes girls cry? As in, what makes you so happy, you cry? Second, do any of you know any mthological creatures that would be interesting? And finnaly, tell me what scares you the most: I'm trying to write a little horror story. Any help will be accounted for in my comments when published. Thank you.

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Dec. 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm

What makes me happy-cry? Hm. In a fiction story setting: 
1. Thinking someone I love was going to die, then they don't.
2. Discovering that this guy I've loved FOR EVER likes me too.
3. A lot like number one. Thinking I was going to have to kill someone (or something awful along those lines,) and then not having to. 
For your second question, my best advice is, really, Google it. That's the easiest and fastest way to get long lists of lots of things, including mthological creatures. 
Finnaly, what scares me the most: being forced to do horrible things against my own will, like I said in #3. 

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BlackNether12 replied...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:04 am

I think Random has ur first question right . . . but for the second part.
     Dragons are cool, werewolves, elves,dwarves,gnomes,vampires,mermaids, theres a whole kaboodle of greek creatures that are awesome, mythologies of different ancient cultures have some really nice critters that u could bring to life in a modern time and get everything REAL interesting. . . . there's all kinds of stuff but thats enough for great story . . . oh, and my favorite part, making your own creatures, u comment on this and I'll make some up for u.
      Last part . . . doing somthing wrong against my will when someone I care abouts life is at stake, being hunted real slowly, torture, mutilation . . . the list goes on, but u can find plenty of scarys yourself.

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SunnySummers replied...
Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:12 am

   One happy-cry moment would be just seeing something really romantic. I don't usually cry at those things, but I have my moments. I know other girls who've sobbed after a really romantic movie.

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Super_Mario_Prose replied...
Dec. 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

Well, there are a slew of mythical creatures, the question is how obscure you want them. If you want typical ones, dragons and vampires and such will work fine. If you want some original stuff, I'd check out H. P. Lovecraft's fictional elder gods like Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep (check them out, their pretty awesome... and horrific). What scares me? I would say Spiders, but I think the cliche would kill me if I read another horror story about spiders. I'd say the Darkness, or, what I see in the darkness, the glimpses of things that aren't real, of sounds obscure and foreign, or perhaps eye-like orbs watching me. Darkness enhances everything around you when you are drowned in it. The air-conditioning becomes a hoarse growl, the sweater I'm wearing becomes a cage of temperature extremes. Darkness itself is not all that scary, but rather what masquarades of strange things dance inside, masked among the stark hue. Sorry for going all 'poetic-ish' right there, but I hope that answers your question and good luck ;)

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IMSteel replied...
Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I don't know much about girls, so I'll skip that question.  I know tons of mythological creatures:  There's the Minotaur, a beast with the body of a man and the head of a bull, there's the Leviathan, a sea-serpent mentioned in both mythology, and the bible.  There's the centaur, a beast with the body of a horse and the torso of a man where the head would be.  There's the cylclops, a giant with one eye in the center of its head.  There's the satyr, a creature with the legs and waist of a goat, the upper body of a man, and small horns like the kid of a goat. 
     I am most scared of giant spiders. 

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DustyHooks. replied...
Jan. 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

The Leviathan creature was very interesting, so thank you IMSteel

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