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Skin-Taker by CloudDestroyer Skin-Taker by CloudDestroyer
Based off an amazing creepy short story Candle Cove.

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Done in PS2
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Hexidextrous Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
He wants to grind your skin!
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
One day a secretary for a police detective was sorting through some cold case files that had been overlooked during the general upload of files into the national data base. It turns out they had accidentally fallen out the back of the filing cabinet's bottom shelf onto the bottom at some point before 1992 when the department had implemented the new system, and had only just been discovered when a cop working on a different project noticed that several cabinets had become badly corroded. As the files were removed to be put in new plastic cabinets, the overlooked files were finally noticed. The cases were all missing children cases from the 1960's, six total. Five were fairly ordinary, and as she was loading them into the national database, she was pleased to find that one had been solved on it's own, a runaway who had returned home. Three others where already in the system, their relatives never giving up on the kids, and had apparently opened up new files when these had turned up missing. The 5th was more important, as it had never been loaded into any other surviving system that her research could find. The same for the other file, a little girl, but her photo was missing. She ran out the dumpster and rummaged into the bottoms of the old cabinets, and found it, but it was so dirty that the face could not be made out. It was a slow day in the laboratory, so the fellow there said he'd get it cleaned up for her by tomorrow. One corner of the photo could be made out; in the crook of the girl's arm she was carrying an antique expensive looking baby doll. There was something familiar about it. The girl would have been about her own age, but dolls like that were not common at the time, yet she felt she had seen it somewhere, as it had a rather sophisticated quality to it. She had a rather disturbing dream that night, but couldn't remember it in the morning. She went to the lab next morning sipping her coffee when the she received the cleaned up photo. Her eyes went wide and she dropped her coffee, to her colleague's outrage. A childhood memory came unbidden: "Avast ye lubbers! Get thee about thy business, lest I grind thy skin! Arr arr arrrr!" "You don't scare me you big bully!" "No fair, Janice! I'm the hero, why do I have to be the scardy cat!" JANICE. She ran like the wind back to her desk and the file.

Janice Mary Smithson, missing since June 5th, 1969. Parents had eloped and were mutually estranged from her grandparents. Father was drafted and was on tour in Vietnam when Melody Smithson asked her daughter to pick some strawberry's out back. When she did not return promptly, Mrs. Smithson found the basket half full of strawberries. Janice was nowhere to be found, as well as her valuable doll that her mother had given her that she never went anywhere without. An extensive search revealed nothing for ten days when the headless body of the doll was found 20 miles north of the home. It had not been ripped or cut off, but seemed to have been expertly unstiched and discarded. A good finger print was found on the porcelain hand, but was not identified. To twist the knife in Mrs. Smithson's heart, two days later she received a Gold star. Her husband, Corporal Bill Smithson had died for his country. Mrs. Smithson had a nervous breakdown and had to be admitted in to hospital for treatment. Investigation into the whereabouts of 5 year old Janice continues.
 
Yet, it hadn't. There had been no follow up at all since the file's last update on October of that year. Two years later, as she was flipping through channels, the secretary, then 7, noticed a new show called Candle Cove, and watched several episodes on and off over several months. She would have watched more often, but sometimes her big brother, then 16, would barge in saying, "you watchin' nothing again?", and she would protest, "Candle Cove isn't nothin'!", and sometimes he would stare at the TV while the show was on for a bit, squinting as though he had trouble seeing the screen, then he would rub his eye's saying, "This, whatever it is, is giving me a headache, what else is on?" He always had right of way, the big bully. Yet, she was not nearly as upset when he interrupted her watching Cove, as with Captain Kangaroo. Looking back on it, she realizes that she actually felt relieved at the interruption and would change to Happy Days without further protest. She would then sit with him and he would hold her tight, in an almost...protective way.

Staring at the picture of Janice Mary Smithson, she wished fervently that her brother was there to hold her now. It was the same girl. Absolutely the same girl. Her Kindergarten report indicated she had won an award for best actress in her class as the Virgin Mary in the School Christmas pageant, and was rated in 90th percentile of intelligence. This came out as their had been a peculiar incident at the pageant. A strange man that was not on the school staff or related to anyone attending had rushed the stage, demanding Janice's autograph, as though he were a Hollywood groupie chasing a starlet! Janice was already a pretty good writer, but that was besides the point. The principal was a very personable man, and noticed that this was a stranger who had snuck in at some point while the play had been on. When he actually knocked a boy over trying to get to her, the principal, a former linebacker, knocked him into the back stage area, where they got into a fist fight. In the midst of the fight, the man's nose seemed to fall off. It was a prosthetic. He then promptly ran out and was never seen again. No one noticed a car drive off from the school parking lot, yet it was amazing how such a fat man managed to run so fast, especially if his car was parked blocks away. The principal described the man as "a rabid pig", in that his flattened half nose combined with spittle as he fought. He seemed to have brown hair, but the Principal was fairly sure that it was a wig, and further thought made him realize the suspect was wearing a lot of make up to cover burns. Through all this Janice was tough, she showed no fear at all. "She's a girl that doesn't sweat the small stuff", the principal later commented. 

Her memories would never be the same after this, the secretary realized. She stared at the doll in the photo. The hair had been shortened, and the eyes were painted a different color, but the style was distinctive. PERCY.
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hades33 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Well done! It's really good!
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RoboticAlice58 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally, a REAL story to tell around a campfire! I just loved the Candle Cove story. So epic.
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
FuCkInG tOo CuTe!! :iconcutieplz:
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Kook5 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
OMG I FOUND YOU LOL
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
OMFZ, NOOOOOESSS!!!


MY COVER HAS BEEN BLOWN!

*RUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUN* :iconpewdiepiescreamplz:
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Kook5 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Stephano: DON'T LOOK BACK PEWDIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

*Bro haz IluvPewds tshirt and balloons*
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
FUCK!!!OHFUCKOHFUCKOHFUCKOHFUCKOHFUCK!!!! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!! RUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUNRUN!!!! :iconpewdiepiescreamplz:
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Kook5 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
*Random piggy flies down hallway* SUP.
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Dysfunctional-H0rr0r Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Cry::iconsupbroplz:
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Kook5 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
(Omg I saw that picture of the dog in one of the videos and it was the cutest thing ever. XD)
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Lightman9000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't care if Candle Cove was a real show or not, Skin Taker is a great villain!
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wizardbaker Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Ain't no party like skin taker party cause a skin taker party is deadly.
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XxSmileDogxX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
:iconthisplz:
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wizardbaker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
that
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BoomBuzz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Him and Slender man should team up and eat the worlds children that are going on the internet.
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Code-E Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I kind of wish Candle Cove was real just for this guy, because he seems like the most badass villain ever! He's an animated skeleton pirate with creepy glass eyes and a stylish cape and top hat made of the skin of children. How hardcore is that?
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MissFaline Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Wow I love it! He's oddly cute I don't really see whats so scary about Candle Cove but I love the story sooo much!
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Puffazoid Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
TO GRIND YOUR SKIN
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JimmyRudeRaygun Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Why does your mouth move like that?
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WendigoXwire Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Awesome interpretation. I wish it was a real show!
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Ian88 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Always found him quite funny with that stuffy old english butlers accent.
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zachariah-the-weird Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student General Artist
for suxh a creepy show he seems like a funny looking villain, nice pic
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Spookybishop Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Aw. That's almost adorable. Though I'm sure he's creepy in context.
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BenjaminForsell Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha this is just plain awesome, I really like the story and I think you captured him well here, I love his eyes! :D
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WiltedAyame Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
The angle you drew him at and his glassy eyes are favorite part of this. I especially like how his eyes are almost at odds with his face, ill-fitting, just like in Candle Cove.
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JessiDesu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
TO GRIND YOUR SKIN

augh this is amazing i love it D :
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rainbowmonkey9 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Candle Cove ftw. :'D

Also as soon as I looked at the picture I heard something loud outside. OH GOD
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DarkFujin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Nice picture of static...
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hatexlovexpein Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
if u think this is scary check out episode 12 on you tube u will be frightened also if u do check it out look for a subliminal image. this episode is basicly all the characters screaming while a lil girl is crying and the pic is flash and it all goes to static, but id rather u not watch the static, it can contain hidden messages, u can google "candle cove" for the hidden image
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is dead-on how I pictured him!
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pirthecatsir Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
I'm one of those people who just rolls their eyes at most things that are supposed to be "scary" and thinks, "Really? Is that all it takes to get people freaked out?" when thinking about most horror movies or books/games/shows/whatever that people list as "Nightmare fuel unleaded".

:fear: Yet, that silly internet meme was one of the few things that actually freaked me out beyond belief and made me want to sleep with the lights on...
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CloudDestroyer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I love reading this short story though, it really plays on my imagination :)
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pirthecatsir Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Yeah, definitely :P
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Courage09 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
I love you
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TheIckyMan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
I shit my heart out reading that.
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Geyzerrr Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
awesome!!!!!!!!!
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CloudDestroyer Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thank you :)
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CloudDestroyer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ha, thanks :)
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redwolf518 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work!
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