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21st Jan '18 3:02:06 PM Jeduthun
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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the safety of their children, the safety of their neighborhood, the fidelity of their spouse, the loyalty of their friends and coworkers, being able to pay their bills, etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially paranoid fathers), kids being preyed upon by pedophiles or sociopaths can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children]] in general might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.

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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the safety of their children, the safety of their neighborhood, the fidelity of their spouse, the loyalty of their friends and coworkers, being able to pay their bills, etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially paranoid fathers), kids being preyed upon by pedophiles or sociopaths can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children]] in general might To be scared about a fictional monster requires artistic application of the worst fear RuleOfScary and a WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief from the audience, but to be scared about the DeathOfAChild simply requires enough absence of [[ChildrenAreInnocent childhood innocence]] to be aware of the reality that this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.(God forbid) can ''actually happen''.



Can have political purposes as well as entertaining ones. DefangedHorrors are the result of trying to target the youngest age group.

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[[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children]] in general might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.

Can have political purposes as well as entertaining ones.ones; expect to see them evoked all over the place in a PropagandaPiece. DefangedHorrors are the result of trying to target the youngest age group.
26th Nov '17 2:55:02 AM eroock
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2nd Mar '17 11:33:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the safety of their children, the safety of their neighborhood, the fidelity of their spouse, the loyalty of their friends and coworkers, being able to pay their bills, etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially paranoid fathers), kids being preyed upon by pedophiles or sociopaths can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. Outliving your children in general might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.

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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the safety of their children, the safety of their neighborhood, the fidelity of their spouse, the loyalty of their friends and coworkers, being able to pay their bills, etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially paranoid fathers), kids being preyed upon by pedophiles or sociopaths can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children children]] in general might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.
27th Nov '16 4:19:11 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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Can have political purposes as well as entertaining ones.

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Can have political purposes as well as entertaining ones.
ones. DefangedHorrors are the result of trying to target the youngest age group.
23rd Oct '16 5:33:46 PM maxwellsilver
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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.

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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf of their children]], children, the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese spouse, the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent coworkers, being able to pay their bills]], bills, etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), fathers), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] pedophiles or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] sociopaths can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] general might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.



Can have [[ThinkOfTheChildren political purposes]] as well as entertaining ones.

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Can have [[ThinkOfTheChildren political purposes]] purposes as well as entertaining ones.
1st Aug '16 12:11:46 AM GREGOLE
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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] is scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.

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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] is can be scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.
4th Jan '16 5:17:14 AM StFan
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* AdultFear/{{Comics}}

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* AdultFear/{{Comics}}AdultFear/ComicBooks
* AdultFear/ComicStrips



* [[AdultFear/AnimatedFilms Film - Animated]]
* [[AdultFear/LiveActionFilms Film - Live Action]]

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* [[AdultFear/AnimatedFilms Film - Animated]]
Films – Animation]]
* [[AdultFear/LiveActionFilms Film - Live Action]]Films – Live-Action]]



* AdultFear/NewspaperComics



* AdultFear/{{Webcomics}}

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* AdultFear/{{Webcomics}}AdultFear/WebComics
29th Nov '15 1:23:31 PM MsChibi
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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] is scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind.

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Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] is scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind.
kind. Often overlaps with PrimalFear.
3rd Sep '15 9:35:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"[W]hen you get past the age where you’re capable of believing there’s [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight something carnivorous and hairy under the bed]], you don't then lose your capacity for fear. The monsters go, and in their place, lucky you, you get to start imagining real calamities: losing your parents in a car wreck, becoming destitute, having someone you love turn on you, or doing something so shocking that the community ostracizes you."''

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->''"[W]hen you get past the age where you’re capable of believing there’s [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight there’s something carnivorous and hairy under the bed]], bed, you don't then lose your capacity for fear. The monsters go, and in their place, lucky you, you get to start imagining real calamities: losing your parents in a car wreck, becoming destitute, having someone you love turn on you, or doing something so shocking that the community ostracizes you."''
16th Aug '15 5:51:47 AM eroock
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->''[W]hen you get past the age where you’re capable of believing there’s [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight something carnivorous and hairy under the bed]], you don't then lose your capacity for fear. The monsters go, and in their place, lucky you, you get to start imagining real calamities: losing your parents in a car wreck, becoming destitute, having someone you love turn on you, or doing something so shocking that the community ostracizes you.''

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->''[W]hen ->''"[W]hen you get past the age where you’re capable of believing there’s [[ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight something carnivorous and hairy under the bed]], you don't then lose your capacity for fear. The monsters go, and in their place, lucky you, you get to start imagining real calamities: losing your parents in a car wreck, becoming destitute, having someone you love turn on you, or doing something so shocking that the community ostracizes you.''"''



''Adult Fears'' are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] is scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind.

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''Adult Fears'' Adult Fears are about the things mature, well-adjusted adults generally ''are'' concerned about, as opposed to supernatural or far-fetched fears: the [[MamaBear safety of]] [[PapaWolf their children]], the safety of their neighborhood, [[YourCheatingHeart the fidelity of their spouse]], [[WithFriendsLikeThese the loyalty of their friends and coworkers]], [[StarvingStudent being able to pay their bills]], etc. RuleOfScary is needed to get from concern to real fear, but WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief must be maintained for effect. To an adult (especially [[OverprotectiveDad paranoid fathers]]), kids being preyed upon by [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]] or [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] is scarier than kids being preyed upon by a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]. [[OutlivingOnesOffspring Outliving your children in general]] might be the worst fear of this kind.
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