TWISTED by Sophie

December 11, 2008

The most crazed and out of sorts I have felt lately was when food poisoning struck this Sunday night. Oy.
I guess you could say I was inspired by my misery. Or wanted to keep a sense of humor.

My insides have been mashed, twisted and turned upside down
Now they lay inside me aching and thirsty
Tired
Heavy
Virus, when will you let me be?

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TWISTED by Skinns

December 11, 2008

To avoid mental break down my advice would be to become a little bit twisted. All great artists, musicians and writers were or are twisted. Usually because of drugs or because they have grown up a little too isolated from the rest of the world…and have disfigurements…or twitches.

People are obsessed in the twisted. It is the stretching of the creative minds that results in people frowning and mouthing ‘what the f***?!’

Look at the film industry; horror films galore. What people forget when they watch these films is that someone will have written that script and you begin to understand the more twisted people are the more interested people in their work. Francis Bacon for instance, insanely warped, yet he is regarded as one of the greatest artists to have ever lived.

Of course there are levels of what is regarded part of a person’s creative personality, what makes them unique and what makes them mentally ill. For instance I’m not going to start saying “why so serious?” but I willingly drink Baileys. Not all the time of course, I’m not an old woman.

Personally if I’m called twisted it’s because I have been too blatant with a comment. It doesn’t mean I’m mentally deformed. Although I’m sure I have been accused of such a thing.

Everyone has a guilty pleasure which in some way makes them twisted but only in other people’s eyes. And anyway if people didn’t then we couldn’t mock each other. Some people like marmite, Turkish delight, Phil Collins….sick, twisted people.

TWISTED by Lyall

December 11, 2008

Thinking of  ‘Twisted’ I immediately delved into my darker side and the dark music that is it’s soundtrack.  The one band that came out of there that I thought are incredulously sick and twisted was Cannibal Corpse.

This consistent five-piece has been breathing and bleeding perversion for 20 years now. They have released ten studio albums in this time, with an eleventh due early 2009.

In the context of my Twisted entry today, the only really way to put across this bands cruelty on the ears and eyes is by showing you their lyrics and artwork of the most twisted variety.

In 1988 Chris Barnes lead the band vocally, and his bitter verbal revenge on the women that have walked all over him could not have been more severe in the bands early recordings.  On their debut album Eaten Back To Life, Barnes unleashes wicked scorn through titles such as ‘Shredden Humans’ and ‘A Skull Full Of Maggots’.

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Tomb Of The Mutilated 1992 (Image Source: Wikipedia)

It got worse though, as his vendetta against women became very much more evident just before his departure from the band. On 1992’s Tomb Of The Mutilated Barnes describes in great detail on super-shockers such as ‘Entrails Ripped From A Virgin’s C***’ and ‘F***** with a Knife’. This lyricist was truly twisted.

When Barnes left, George ‘Corpse-grinder’ Fisher took the singing helm and the band excelled into their most successful period. However, their twisted lyrics and twisted nature were more diversely explored too.

On the highly acclaimed Gallery Of Suicide album from 1998, the band transcribe sheer dark brutality through songs such as ‘From Skin To Liquid’ and ‘Dismembered And Molested’. Through lines such as ‘Every bone broken is my goal, sucking the marrow from your fractured femurs’ and ‘his blood drips from my mouth, I bit his larynx out’ the band create a feeling of sheer despair and the down-tuned, gruff sound the guitars run with accentuated that sound.

The band continue to shock and horror with their gory sound and words to this day  and recent albums such as ‘The Kill’ and ‘The Wretched Spawn’ have been widely recognised for their imagination and musical accomplishments.

Cannibal Corpse: The epitome of Twisted.

TWISTED by Anika

December 11, 2008

I had to check the word ‘Twisted’ in the dictionary. Clearly, I have heard it thousands of times, but when asked to write about the meaning of the word, I was not sure what it really meant.

It’s funny, when I think about it. One of my favourite songs is called “Twisted” by Skunk Anansie. I was always wondering why the song is called that.

The refrain goes like this:

Every day hurts a little bit more

And I’ll do anything

Yes, I’ll do anything

To belong, to be strong

To say there’s nothing wrong

Here is the video to check out the whole song:

The song is about a twisted truth, about being seemingly happy, but feeling the opposite deep inside you. I think a lot of people feel like that or twist the truth in that way, because it is just the easiest way not to deal with worries and problems.

The song means so much to me, because I was stuck in such a role play for my whole childhood. My father is a very successful businessman who was working his arse off to earn enough money in order to buy a big house with sauna, pool and a garage for his Mercedes. But he forgot one thing: His family. Even though I was living with him for twenty years, he was a stranger to me all my life. However, he wanted to show people that he can a successful businessman AND a great father. That is why he forced me to attend various events where I had to show everyone how much I love my father.

My mother realized how twisted this was. However, she encouraged me to play the game as it is just the easiest way. The truth is a really complex and difficult thing, never simple and often hard to deal with. So, a lot of people make their life easier by just pretending to be something else. I think, most of them don’t even realize how much they lie to themselves.

How often do people ask you, how you are feeling? And how many times do you say “good, thanks” when you actually feel miserable? Who wants to know that you are miserable anyway? The cashier in Sainsbury’s doesn’t, the taxi driver doesn’t, maybe even the people you work with on a regular basis don’t care if you feel miserable. They just ask you how are you feeling to be polite or to start a conversation.

Or what about gay people? I know a lot of gay people who had a lot of trouble accepting their sexuality. They often have relationships with the opposite sex, even though they are not sexually attracted to them. This is the easiest way to deal with it – not to deal with it at all. But what is that for a life when you have to reject who you are?

That does not only apply to gay people, but to everyone. Everyone twists the truth concerning who they are and what they feel at some point. And I don’t think that this is always a good thing. Since I stopped playing that “happy family” game, my life has become a bit harder, but I feel relieved, free and like myself. I think we should all be more honest to ourselves and behave according to our real thoughts and feelings. It is hard, I know – but in the long run life is so much better without twisted truths.

TWISTED by Tori

December 11, 2008

Twisted; for many can be a way of describing the state they’ll get into on a Friday night after consuming lots of alcohol and other mind altering substances. It can also be a dark word related to lies and dishonesty.

But on the mention of the word, hoards of child hood memories coming flooding back to me, (not because I was a child drug addict though). Here a few of the objects that spring to mind, and take me back……

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Flumps
Delicious twisted fleshy pink and white marshmallow; the perfect sugar rush for children without the weight of a chocolate bar, making it the perfect treat for any time of the day.

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Image Source: Crunch Magazine

Twister
A romantic teenage game which lets you get tangled up with the other competitors. If you’re a beginner at the game, removing your socks is the best advice I can give. Also beware of more adult, nude versions of the game.

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Image Source: File

Twister Ice Lolly
The Walls Ice- Cream Classic. My favourite ice- cream variety of all time. Cream and ice are twisted around a strawberry center. Pure perfection!

enan146l Twisted ankles on the school playing fields, the ultimate excuse for getting out of games or PE! My blessed rural upbringing meant that there were plenty of culprits to blame on such injuries, such as rabbit holes or mole hills!

By Tori