I am extremely morbid in both my thoughts, humor, hobbies/interests and collections.
- Regarding my humor, I find it hysterical to say the most off-the-wall, morbid thing I can think of. For example: At my previous job, a customer I was talking to mentioned that she worked in a long-term care nursing home. I brought up the fact that my mother had recently been in one of those facilities. The woman said, "I'm sorry to hear that. Did she get out?" I said, "Yeah, she got out. She died."
- I collect post-mortem photography from the Victorian era. I love those photos! Dead bodies in general fascinate me, but the Victorians took it to a whole new level. I even purchased a photo album from the 1830s to showcase these photos.
- One of my favorite painting series is the one where the dogs are playing poker. The painter did another one with the dogs, but as a post-mortem photography picture of a dead dog. I am getting a large print and it is going to be hanging above my bed.
- I want to begin collecting human bones. I am fascinated by human anatomy and would love to have a complete skeleton.
- I am a painter. My favorite medium is chalk pastel. I do enjoy digital illustration, where I illustrate my cartoon work, but when it comes to my pastels, I love doing surrealism and macabre.
So yes, I am very morbid and I love a dark sense of humor. I also enjoy watching documentaries featuring the horrors throughout history. Nazi Germany fascinates me to no end, mostly because I feel sick regarding what happened to the Jewish population. It blows my mind that humans can be so cruel, though it intrigues me, as well. When I was a child, my favorite subject to read about was child abuse cases. The more grotesque, the better. Not that I think abuse of any kind is cool, it just makes my jaw drop.