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Post Reply Are You Blood-Averse? Or a Gorehound? Or neither?
Posted 7/23/15
Blood-Averse except in movies. I can't stand to look at gory pictures though.
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Posted 7/23/15
Blood-averse categorically, but it's the other gore bits that bother me the most than the blood.
I can handle it in cheesy/fake movies, but I generally prefer not to.
In video games, I often turn gore/blood off if the option exists. Some games that appear too graphic I avoid entirely (Shadow of Mordor, Mortal Kombat, Madworld). No More Heroes was so ludicrous it didn't bother me much tho.
In real life, well, OP compares gore to meat and poultry in the market?
Yeah, I don't even like those. I almost never touch any raw meat. Gross. Although seafood doesn't really bother me.
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Posted 7/23/15
Honestly working in safety I've seen my share of cut hands and chemical burns so real life gore doesn't effect me much unless it's accompanied by a screaming guy. It's one thing to get to an accident site when things calmed down and another when you got to deal with the accidentee. Only once in anime did I have to pause it for gore and that was When they cry the scene where
. Other than that nothing in entertainment really gets to me.
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Posted 7/23/15

J-POP187 wrote:

Honestly working in safety I've seen my share of cut hands and chemical burns so real life gore doesn't effect me much unless it's accompanied by a screaming guy. It's one thing to get to an accident site when things calmed down and another when you got to deal with the accidentee. Only once in anime did I have to pause it for gore and that was When they cry the scene where
. Other than that nothing in entertainment really gets to me.


Yeah, it's different watching say RED ASPHALT, than dealing with your friend slowly going white from shock because he just crushed half his hand flat and it's bone shards and meat.

Or someone screaming for you to shoot them because their burning alive. Have some nightmare fuel.
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I can stomach fake gore just fine but I get freaked out by any real gore. Dead animals on the side of the road really disturb me. I can see crime scenes photos of serial killers just fine but though. It has to be IRL gore to scare me. Only exception is when I saw a photograph of that one Japanese cannibal who got frees crime scene. That was disturbing.
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Posted 7/23/15

VZ68 wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

Honestly working in safety I've seen my share of cut hands and chemical burns so real life gore doesn't effect me much unless it's accompanied by a screaming guy. It's one thing to get to an accident site when things calmed down and another when you got to deal with the accidentee. Only once in anime did I have to pause it for gore and that was When they cry the scene where
. Other than that nothing in entertainment really gets to me.


Yeah, it's different watching say RED ASPHALT, than dealing with your friend slowly going white from shock because he just crushed half his hand flat and it's bone shards and meat.

Or someone screaming for you to shoot them because their burning alive. Have some nightmare fuel.


Could always take needles and insert them under someones fingernails. So simple, yet all those nerves in your fingers will make your brain think it's the worst.
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Posted 7/23/15

dotsforlife wrote:


VZ68 wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

Honestly working in safety I've seen my share of cut hands and chemical burns so real life gore doesn't effect me much unless it's accompanied by a screaming guy. It's one thing to get to an accident site when things calmed down and another when you got to deal with the accidentee. Only once in anime did I have to pause it for gore and that was When they cry the scene where
. Other than that nothing in entertainment really gets to me.


Yeah, it's different watching say RED ASPHALT, than dealing with your friend slowly going white from shock because he just crushed half his hand flat and it's bone shards and meat.

Or someone screaming for you to shoot them because their burning alive. Have some nightmare fuel.


Could always take needles and insert them under someones fingernails. So simple, yet all those nerves in your fingers will make your brain think it's the worst.


That's why you have to be really careful with major hand damage. Sometimes you have to chop fingers off even after they heal because the nerves don't repair and if you bump the fingers, the person passes out from the pain.
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Posted 7/23/15

VZ68 wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

Honestly working in safety I've seen my share of cut hands and chemical burns so real life gore doesn't effect me much unless it's accompanied by a screaming guy. It's one thing to get to an accident site when things calmed down and another when you got to deal with the accidentee. Only once in anime did I have to pause it for gore and that was When they cry the scene where
. Other than that nothing in entertainment really gets to me.


Yeah, it's different watching say RED ASPHALT, than dealing with your friend slowly going white from shock because he just crushed half his hand flat and it's bone shards and meat.

Or someone screaming for you to shoot them because their burning alive. Have some nightmare fuel.


The worst incident I had to deal with was when a guy had his finger deboned. Luckily for me he was passed out from the pain. I had to take pictures and you could see where the ring took his skin and flesh right down to the bone. I used that picture to train new guys why it's ok to take your wedding rings off when working next to moving machinery. Although seeing a guy get run over by a forklift comes a close second since I was there. Too much noise was going on before anyone knew what happened.
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Posted 7/23/15
It really depends. Blood itself doesn't really bother me that much, it's stuff like dismemberment that really gets to me. I start imagining how painful and terrifying it must be for the person getting hurt, and just get super disturbed by how sadistic someone has to be to do that to someone. I'm fine with watching those E.R. shows and stuff, but if I see a dead animal on the road I try to avert my eyes. I feel like staring at it is disrespecting the animal or something. I'm weird.
Posted 7/23/15
I'm neither, but in horror it's good if its not overdone.^^
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I guess i'm in the middle then? I don't particularly care for open wounds and such, and i'd rather not deal with them if its not necessary, but i won't go out of my way to avoid dealing with it if i have to. To some degree i enjoy seeing depictions of it in art, but not enough to say that i just love it, rather its the best way for a static, non physical image to bring forth intense feelings. You can have an intense fight scene with all the flashes and bangs drawn in for emphasis, but nothing kicks up the action like adding a bit of blood and physical harm, and thats a psychological thing.
The saying "If it bleeds it leads" used to describe newscasting does hold a bit of water; If we don't immediately avert our eyes to gory images on television, then our focus will increase and keep us watching the program.
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Posted 7/23/15

J-POP187 wrote:


VZ68 wrote:


J-POP187 wrote:

Honestly working in safety I've seen my share of cut hands and chemical burns so real life gore doesn't effect me much unless it's accompanied by a screaming guy. It's one thing to get to an accident site when things calmed down and another when you got to deal with the accidentee. Only once in anime did I have to pause it for gore and that was When they cry the scene where
. Other than that nothing in entertainment really gets to me.


Yeah, it's different watching say RED ASPHALT, than dealing with your friend slowly going white from shock because he just crushed half his hand flat and it's bone shards and meat.

Or someone screaming for you to shoot them because their burning alive. Have some nightmare fuel.


The worst incident I had to deal with was when a guy had his finger deboned. Luckily for me he was passed out from the pain. I had to take pictures and you could see where the ring took his skin and flesh right down to the bone. I used that picture to train new guys why it's ok to take your wedding rings off when working next to moving machinery. Although seeing a guy get run over by a forklift comes a close second since I was there. Too much noise was going on before anyone knew what happened.


Big forklift?

I've seen what happens when you DROP a forklift on someone.

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Posted 7/23/15
I once saw a pedestrian smeared across the road near my house. The first responders tried to cover it with a tarp, but there was no way. The smear was probably like 20 feet long and bits of organs and flesh were strewn about the road. It was like she exploded.

Also dealt with the bodies of suicidal people and heart attack victims while I was working management for some hotels. The worst one wasn't the beginning-to-rot guy or the dude who overdosed, but the old grandma who died of a heart attack. I remember her granddaughter asking someone at the front desk why grandma wasn't waking up and how she hopes grandma comes back from the hospital soon. It was very sad.
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Posted 7/23/15
Probably leaning more towards a blood-averse subconsciously. I can tolerate gore when I need to, but usually, even driving over road kill churns me.
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Posted 7/23/15
Neither, I used to watch crime scene and ER shows in elementary school with my mom so I'm pretty okay with blood, gore, broken limbs, and everything else. I can easily watch those "videos" you can find on the web, the chainsaw one was probably the most dramatic one, without any care or see people brake arms and legs when skating and continue skating and having a good time. I don't go outta my way to see things or particularly get any joy outta it either, it's just there.

The one vid that got me feeling a bit weird though was this plastic surgery video. My good friend just got an implant in his chin and wanted to show us the process. To sum it up, the doctor basically takes a scalpel to the lower lip by the gums and cuts layer by layer until they reach the chin bone, then stuffs a lump of silicone in there. I still feel weird thinking about it haha
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