World of Darkness
Everyone has had the sense at least once in their lives
that things are not right with the world, that not everything
is at it seems. We sometimes feel that sinister truths
hide behind a facade of normality, veiled partially by the
rational, orderly "natural laws" taught to us by science.
We're told that medieval beliefs in monsters and magic
were merely primitive superstitions. We're too wise for
that sort of foolishness these days. Or so we assure ourselves.
But at night, when the shadows grow long and the
wind whistles through the trees, we shudder and remember
older truths, the truths of our ancestors, who were right
to fear the dark.
We know deep down that the world is a far more terrifying
place than we allow our rational minds to acknowledge.
To accept this subconscious truth is to invite madness,
to succumb to the raw chaos that lurks at the edges
of our perception. Best to shut our eyes, pretend it's not
there. If we don't see it, it might not see us.
Pretending something is not there, however, does not
make it go away. It only helps it to hide better and
predators like to hide from their prey, lest it be scared away.
A world where such predators truly existed is a conspiracy
theorist's worst nightmare. In such a reality, unseen
beings hatch incognito plots against us, pulling our
strings like puppeteers looming above us, hidden in the
darkness beyond the stage lights. Our only protection is
our ignorance, the obliviousness that allows us to keep
going day by day, building toward something meaningful; a career, a home, a family. Allegations about secret
masters or creatures lurking in the night simply lack evidence.
If these things are real, why don't we see them on
the evening news? Even Internet sites dedicated to exposing
unknown forces in our lives can't produce a single,
verifiable picture. It's hard to believe in something we can't
Maybe they want it that way.
Welcome to the World of Darkness.