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OP here- A couple of points of clarification: 1) She wasn't paying the bills- I was looking for a cheaper apartment. We'd have gone down from a 3-bedroom to a studio. Where I live, I would have been paying a pretty standard rate for what a studio is- it was just convenient to be renting from family, with whom I generally get along. 2) He's my fiancee now. We'd have been married by the time we moved in. 3) She has definitely had some interesting idea manifest over the last couple of years, as she has begun reading the Gospel according to Saint Google. It seems these days she will take any chain e-mail she gets with about the same degree of seriousness as the actual Bible. For most of my life, we have had very normal and respectful boundaries about our differences in belief. I knew she had some odd ideas, but the idea that she would demand to have control over every book, movie, piece of clothing, game, etc. that we had in an apartment we were paying to rent was much further out than I thought she was. 4) When I say she thinks they are demonic, I don't mean she doesn't want me watching Hellboy or other movies that are about demons. What she specifically said is that the physical objects (outlined as movies and books that depicted violence, sex, horror, fantasy, aliens, superheroes, any object that had any cultural reference that could be traced to a non-Christian religion or superstition, satanic heavy metal and video games, etc.) were actually all carrying demonic spirits in a real and physical sense, which would be brought into the apartment with them, and she needed to protect herself by not letting us bring the demons in (the apartment, while having a separate entrance, is attached to her house). So, needless to say, we thanked her very much and cancelled our plans to move into that apartment pretty much immediately. The FML is mostly that she's so far gone from when I was younger, and that she sprung this on us after we told everyone we were taking the apartment, rather than up front when we discussed rent, parking, furniture and pretty much every other detail.

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I would have so much fun with that. Never mind movies and books; bring out the candles, robes, and spells!

Over controlling mother.. Classic

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Over controlling mother.. Classic

If twilight was on the list she is a great mom!

We give up our freedoms for money. Don't be surprised if she demands anything else of you OP.

She is paying the bill so it is her rules

If you are paying her rent, she's NOT paying the bills. And if you are a renter, she can't tell you what you can or can't bring in. At least not without a lease. And if she just sprang this on you, she doesn't.

She doesn't sound overly controlling to me, she seems overly religious. When ones religion reaches the point that it oppresses others it's more of a poison to the mind than a tool of comfort as it is intended to be.

I accidentally thumbed up your comment 54. >:( dont be happy that you actually got a thumbs-up on that

But the fact is that OP is probably saving a very generous amount of $ in rent. Because OP's mom owns the property, she can threaten to kick him out if OP does anything "out of line" according to her standards.

Unless shes stalking your every move im pretty sure you can sneak in a few games abd movies

I'm pretty sure that they are adults. Sneaking stuff at that age is sad. They shouldn't have to resort to that.

Depending on laws, and the contract, she can't legally spy on them.

I would have so much fun with that. Never mind movies and books; bring out the candles, robes, and spells!

Forget that BS: BRING OUT THE WHIPS AND CHAINS, HANDCUFFS, AND GALLONS UPON GALLONS OF LUBE!!!

well #37... don't you sound like fun!?

You have no idea...

She's your mom you haven't figured out she had these issues before now. YDI

Maybe the mom recently picked up this idea about demons and such. Also, how can you blame this on OP?!

Every time I see your profile pic #4 it scares me shitless

It's safe to say she is a religious nutcase

I've spent five minutes trying to reply to your comment without sounding like an atheist snob. I fold, lack of tone has bested me.

#30, let me give it a shot. It's not safe to say, because there are a lot of them out there and they are not averse to using "pressure" to cure heathens. Usually, you should just roll eyes and move on.

@32 - Pretty close, I'll take it.

Perdix wins again...

40 - sorry, there is no award for ass kissing here. Just give him a thumbs up and move along.

#45, really? Then, what's that brand new car doing in #40's driveway? I had it delivered in perdix Chillin' Beige. It pays to flatter ;)

Well now, Perdix... I do want a VW GTI! *prepares thumbs and lips* Momma wants a new car!

Sucks when the parents are involved.

Just leave the oija bored, the satanic bible by anoton lavey and the movie the possion in the garage?

#9: You shouldn't have done the same to your dictionary.

Of course i mean ouija bored and the possession movie before enemy grammar nazi's are inbound

Your lack of correct grammar and punctuation saddens me.

I think there are bigger things in the world to be worrying about

Yes, like literacy rates.

*board It makes me giggle that you spelled Ouija right the second time and still managed to use 'bored' twice.

I was just watching a youtube video about Antone Lavey a few days ago. Interesting character.

ANTON!! No E... and yes, he's fascinating

The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is much more interesting. Reading about LaVey is like reading about the Manson's. You saw it coming.

If she isn't going to be inspecting your apartment, just make sure they aren't in plain sight when she comes over.

"Oh and one more thing, I will be staying in the second bedroom...You know, just to check on you!"

Did the list include "The Giving Tree," "Caddyshack" and "Candyland?" If she is missing any of those, tell your mom she is off her game, but that's probably Satan's fault that she missed these obvious tools of the Devil!

don't forget checkers and connect four they the Devils games.

What about Sorry and Monopoly? Connect four can make horrible symbols. Also! Pokémon! They teach children to kill their parents and the Pokémon climb down parents throats and suffocate them... I read that in a news article one day... A preacher really preached that...