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Very often, when I arrive home after my roommate has gone to bed and the house is dark, my brain insists on reminding me of the awful "Aren't you glad you didn't turn on the light?" urban legend. I hate it.

Tonight, I flipped up the light switch in the living room as I came through the front door. The bulb came on and then immediately burned out, leaving me in darkness again. Sure, there were plenty of other lights that I could turn on, and I did so, but that does not undo the fact that there was a seriously creepy moment there.
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From:rosewater
Date:August 22nd, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
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You're lucky you don't have my Big Book of Urban Legends. It's scarier with pictures!

I like how, in the first version of the story that you linked to, they gave the one roommate a kicky little name spelling. And that when she ROLLED HER ROOMMATE OVER to reveal a TERRIFIED EXPRESSION, she was "concerned." Oh Juli with an I. You're so unflappable.
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From:khakipants
Date:August 22nd, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that version is surprisingly lame. Way too much detail in the backstory, not nearly enough in the actual discovery.

I wish I could stop being reminded of that story every time I come home to a dark house. But because I'm aware that I have this habit, I'm even more likely to think of it! It's like "don't think about pink elephants", only it's actually "don't think about brutally slaughtered roommates and the presence of cold-blooded murderers in your house."
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