Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:31 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 04:54 PM
Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:36 AM
Clowns are just creepy, not really scary and they have been, for me, since before the movies that portrayed them as evil (sorry Trin, guess I'm not gonna be a customer for your parents, lol). It's just "something" about them... same thing goes for "Alice in Wonderland" - I don't like to watch that movie, creepy.
As far as "Do you think clowns are Satin's actors?", I think that anything can be Satin's actors... I do not think that all members of any category are one way or the other.
Edited by Dem0000, 23 April 2008 - 04:38 AM.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:48 AM
(I HATE hate HATE the photos of small children who are on Santa or the Easter Bunny's lap screaming or crying. If you kid is scared DON't Plop them right on someone's lap, OR act like it's funny or cute... )
My mom suspects that's probably the basis of a lot of adults with "clown fears" (in addition to horror movies)... and is learning ways to gently encourage pushy/psychologically abusive parents, to let the kids stand back and observe until they're ready to approach on their own.
Consider this my PSA for the day.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:11 AM
I never got why clowns scare some people, I always thought they were funny. The only thing that can make a clown creepy is when you see one in the movies playing against type....a clown is supposed to be happy and friendly, but that image killing people is quite a juxtaposition.
Edited by Vlawde, 23 April 2008 - 05:12 AM.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:55 AM
As far as I know, clowns in general were never meant to be seen as evil until they were portrayed that way on film. They still aren't.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:00 PM
Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:15 PM
Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:35 PM
"NO GOOD WITHOUT EVIL...NO INNOCENCE WITHOUT LUST...NO LIGHT WITHOUT ME...I AM DARKNESS"THE PRINCE OF DARKNESSFROM THE MOVIE LEGEND
Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:29 PM
Lol I am EXACTLY ths same. People dressed up annoy me no end. They seem to know to pick on me though. They make me want to scream GET OUT OF MY FACE...
Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:36 AM
Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:50 AM
An trained clown or mascot will NOT be pushy and will wait to be approached by a person.
If someone tells them "Hey it's Mizz's birthday" the poor person in a suit (usually some teen employee stuck with the job and given little or NO training) has been set up.
Out of curiosity, did anyone know that clowns (as a community/guild type association) have a code of ethics? They're severely offended by people who use clowing, or clown make up to commit crimes or abuse people. (I don't think there's ever been a case involving a trained "certified" clown being involved in anything nasty... they tend to weed those types out pretty quickly. Learning to be a proper clown is really a LOT of work.)
Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:26 AM
Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:46 AM
Mizz... I don't think I ever want to visit Disneyland after what you've just said. Sounds like it's completely the opposite of WDW. At the Florida park, it's the kids flocking to see the characters. Each character or set of characters has one spot they go to and pose for photos. The only time I've witnessed characters going around to the kids themselves was at a character breakfast and more often than not if the kid got upset, the person in the suit moved on.
As far as those costumed characters go, from a child's point of view, they look even more inhuman than a clown and a kid might be afraid of being taken away, but if mom or dad are right there, assuring them, it's less intimidating.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:54 AM
I haven't ever seen them overly aggressive, although the little children that attack them are CRAZY, and when I say attack, I mean it. Those poor kids/college students get jumped on and pulled on all day long and they aren't even allowed to utter a sound.
As for Clowns, I say BRING THEM BACK!!!
Satan's Actors...puuuuuleeeeezzzzz! style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif
Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:38 PM
They're actually in some danger of tripping over a small child, so they move rather slowly and deliberately.
Last weekend I saw an episode of 'How It's Made' where they show how they make these costumes. It was kinda nifty.