History NightmareFuel / AmericanPsycho

11th Dec '15 8:47:41 AM bt8257
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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."

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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. My punishment continues to elude me, and I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no myself. No new understanding knowledge can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."
11th Dec '15 8:42:30 AM bt8257
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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."

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-->"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are comparable: ''I simply am not there.'' It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy, and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My consciousness, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever existed. There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused caused, and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. [[WhatIsEvil Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do?]] My pain is constant and sharp sharp, and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this - and I have, countless times, in just about every act I've committed - and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant ''nothing''."
11th Dec '15 8:40:58 AM bt8257
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* His description of himself near the end of the book and which also concluded the movie:

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* His description of himself near the end of the book and which also concluded the movie:movie in a somewhat condensed fashion:



%% * Some of the sex scenes are so brutal and misogynistic that it's terrifying.



** Christie even tells Patrick the second time he goes see her that she had to '''go to surgery''' and probably needs to ''get a lawyer''.

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** Christie even tells Patrick the second time he goes see her that she had to '''go to surgery''' and probably needs to ''get a lawyer''.lawyer''.
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17th Oct '15 6:50:40 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* The drawer of "implements" Patrick searches through. Among the more standard tools (knives, scalpels, and scissors) are a metal clothes hanger, a mousetrap, and a '''hole punch'''.

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* The drawer of "implements" Patrick searches through. Among the more standard tools (knives, scalpels, and scissors) are a metal clothes hanger, a mousetrap, and a '''hole punch'''.punch'''.
** Christie even tells Patrick the second time he goes see her that she had to '''go to surgery''' and probably needs to ''get a lawyer''.
1st Aug '15 9:42:34 PM lorgskyegon
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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.

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* Patrick murders a child at the zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.mother.
!! From the movie:
* The drawer of "implements" Patrick searches through. Among the more standard tools (knives, scalpels, and scissors) are a metal clothes hanger, a mousetrap, and a '''hole punch'''.
9th May '15 12:47:12 AM LordoftheNight
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* Some of the murder descriptions in the book are absolutely chilling, especially the deaths of Sabrina and Christie.

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* Some of the murder descriptions in the book are absolutely chilling, especially the deaths of Sabrina Elizabeth and Christie.
26th Dec '14 10:14:27 AM WillBGood
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* Patrick performs rat torture on a kidnapped woman by [[spoiler:forcing a Habitrail tube into her vagina-- ''using acid to widen the orifice''-- then forcing a rat to crawl into her vagina. He removes the tube and watches as the rat eats the restrained woman from the inside out...]] Not in the movie for obvious reasons.

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* Patrick performs rat torture on a kidnapped woman by [[spoiler:forcing a Habitrail tube into her vagina-- ''using acid to widen the orifice''-- then forcing a starved rat to crawl into her vagina. He removes the tube and watches as the rat eats the restrained woman from the inside out...]] Not in the movie for obvious reasons.
19th Nov '14 12:42:09 PM Aquila89
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* Some of the murder descriptions in the book are absolutely chilling, especially the deaths of Sabrina and Christy.

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* Some of the murder descriptions in the book are absolutely chilling, especially the deaths of Sabrina and Christy.Christie.



* Patrick murders a child at the Zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.

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* Patrick murders a child at the Zoo zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.
13th Aug '14 8:21:31 AM WillBGood
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!! From the book:



* In the novel Patrick performs rat torture on a kidnapped woman by [[spoiler:forcing a Habitrail tube into her vagina-- ''using acid to widen the orifice''-- then forcing a rat to crawl into her vagina. He removes the tube and watches as the rat eats the restrained woman from the inside out...]] Not in the movie for obvious reasons.

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* In the novel Patrick performs rat torture on a kidnapped woman by [[spoiler:forcing a Habitrail tube into her vagina-- ''using acid to widen the orifice''-- then forcing a rat to crawl into her vagina. He removes the tube and watches as the rat eats the restrained woman from the inside out...]] Not in the movie for obvious reasons.



* Some of the sex scenes in the novel are so brutal and misogynistic that it's terrifying.
* One time in the novel Patrick murders a child at the Zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.

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%% * Some of the sex scenes in the novel are so brutal and misogynistic that it's terrifying.
* One time in the novel * Patrick murders a child at the Zoo by baiting him with cookies before stabbing him in the neck. The kicker is that the child doesn't actually die right away so Patrick ''pretends to be a doctor'' and insures the death of the child in front of its panicking mother.
30th May '14 1:33:17 PM WillBGood
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* Patrick performs rat torture on a kidnapped woman by [[spoiler:forcing a Habitrail tube into her vagina-- ''using acid to widen the orifice''-- then forcing a rat to crawl into her vagina. He removes the tube and watches as the rat eats the restrained woman from the inside out...]] The scene, in the novel, is unfilmable for the movie.

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* In the novel Patrick performs rat torture on a kidnapped woman by [[spoiler:forcing a Habitrail tube into her vagina-- ''using acid to widen the orifice''-- then forcing a rat to crawl into her vagina. He removes the tube and watches as the rat eats the restrained woman from the inside out...]] The scene, Not in the novel, is unfilmable movie for the movie.obvious reasons.
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