Does anyone have a problem with arachnids?
50/50. Long as they don't actually do anything to me, I'm only slightly nervous about them.
Also, to avoid double posts: Second character.
Henry Faustus, An Other.
Henry was a history professor, one with a serious obsession with the occult. He was happily married, had a good job teaching, and while not being wealthy, certainly was above the common middle class. He had a good life. But he delved too deeply into the mysterious... Eventually the secret learnings he uncovered twisted him inside... Not into something "good", or "evil." Not even into something alien and profound. It simply changed his perception, showing him what was really there... Things that people normally blinded themselves too. Upon returning home that day, he saw his wife and realized that she had been sleeping with other men nearly every week since their marriage. It had merely been convenient to her to marry him for his money. When Henry realized this, he killed her with a kitchen knife before gouging out his right eye. He would have taken the left out too, but the police arrived in time to stop him. He was placed in an insane asylum, and after a short stay escaped, fleeing to New Arkham.
Unfortunately for Henry, as much as New Arkham is a safe haven for him, many of the things that go on in the city are, on some level, profoundly disturbing. Unlike most of the residents though, he no longer has any of the filters required to effectively adapt to, or deal with, such things and he spends much of his time alone to avoid any exposure to something abnormal. He completely refuses to go into the drug store as well, always babbling about fishmen.
Hope you enjoy, Grim.
I figured that, as cliched as it is, having the Only Sane Man
would be pretty fun. Giving him a valid, and spooky, reason that comes with plenty of fun backstory just makes it all the better. Right? And the whole "Learned too much, went crazy" didn't feel nearly as interesting as "learned too much. Sees what's really there." instead ANYWAY.