Monday, April 19, 2010

Getting to Know You: Phobias

Admit it, we all have one: an irrational fear that no amount of reasoning seems to conquer.

What's your phobia? Is it spiders?











How about heights or enclosed spaces?

You can tell us. We're your friends and we promise not to laugh.

So this week, share your phobias with us. Maybe you'll find you're not alone!

33 comments:

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Okay...that spider pic. is just awful. *shivers*

My phobias are:

DENTISTS! I hyperventilate regularly, even with the happy gas.

Bees. Duh!

Those are two of my biggest irrational fears. :-)

Aidan said...

Underground. My Sight doesn't work underground.

Kaelin said...

Aidan already knows this so I'll go ahead and share. I have an irrational fear of not knowing where he is at all times. This isn't to say I need to be with him--we actually spend fairly little time together. But ever since the enemy abducted him for nearly a year, I've needed to know where he is all the time.

Aidan said...

It's true! He texts me all the time. I'm surprised you'd admit it, Kae.

Kaelin said...

I don't know. I'm not really scared of anything else.

Aidan said...

Also true. Ladies, if you need a fearless knight, Kaelin's your man...er, demon.

Lucy said...

That was quite the sexist comment, Aidan. And you both forgot to mention being frightened of ME.

Marc said...

True, dat. Your sister has kicked your ass six ways from Sunday, Aidan.

Candy said...

Elevators.
there's always that awful moment when it stops and seems to think about whether to open its doors or not. Anyway I hike up a lot of stairs.
I also get nervous in strange bathrooms, especially if there's no window. I'm afraid the door won't unlock and the toilet will overflow when I flush so I'll just drown there.
Pretty silly, aren't I!

Jason said...

I think avoiding elevators makes good sense, Candy. And I often find myself in need of a quick exit, so I'm not keen on rooms with only one way in and out.

Nara Malone said...

Like most phobia's mine has a medical term--sleep paralysis. Long ago it was called Old Hag's syndrome. But if you've experienced what I'm talking about, then you know it's not a condition, not a syndrome. If you've stared into the glowing red eyes of a shadow being, you know the paralysis comes from without and not within.

If you're like me, you probably know all there is to know about shadows.

A shadow is the mirror image projection of an opaque object positioned between a light source and a reflective surface.

A shadow is an area that is totally unilluminated.

Moving shadows are a personification, a misperception. A moving object causing rapid change in projected length generates the impression of a shadow moving or following an object.

A shadow is an impenetrable absence. An acoustic shadow is a place sound can’t touch. There are rain shadows. And there are shadows, voids, only love can cast.

Shadows have three parts: antumbra, pentumbra, umbra(the darkest part). Not all shadows are shadows.

~Allison
Character from The Mesmerist's Tale and The Shadow's Tale (works in progress)

Aidan said...

Nara, hi.

I sometimes call the Simulacra demons shadows. They look like shadows in the humans they inhabit. Of course no one can see them but me.

Nara Malone said...

Hi Aiden,

It may be they are related, I think that's what the shadows want, to get inside me.

Ricky said...

Candy, don't ever accept an invitation to the band's studio, if you're scared of elevators. The one in their building is ancient. I often worry the doors won't open and I'll be stuck in there.

Nevin said...

Oh, Ricky. You worry too much. If you got stuck in the elevator, we'd get you out. We love you.

Aidan said...

If you ever need any help fighting them off, Nara, let me know. Me and my brother and cousins are pretty good at it.

You elevator guys need a bit of telekinesis. That'd open the elevator doors no problem.

Donna Hole said...

Tunnels. I don't know why, but I hate to drive through a tunnel. I'll go out of my way to avoid them; and if I can't, I have a mini panic attack while driving through.

........dhole

Laura Martone said...

Ooh, I love tunnels! Do you hold your breath when you go through them, Donna?

As for me, I'm not a big fan of cockroaches. Only, I'm not sure if you'd call that a phobia or just plain ol' disgust.

Jeff Chapman said...

Being buried alive. I'm not claustrophobic, but I find any scene in a book or film about someone in a coffin intensely terrifying. I suspect this fear came from reading too much Poe as a teenager.

Aidan said...

They had to put my mom in a lead coffin to contain the demon possessing her when Sentinel captured her. Just touching it made me ill.

Christine H said...

My irrational fear? Having a spark from the fireplace set the house on fire while we're asleep. I love using the fireplace, but sometimes have nightmares about that. It's not so irrational, though, because our carpet has several burns from cinders.

When I was a child, my cat would walk in the ashes of the cold fireplace, and I would worry that she might walk in it when it was lit, and have nightmares about that, too.

Actually, another one is: seeing lights in the back of my parents' woods. I can't explain that one. Except that they started building a development there, and the last time I stayed over, there *were* lights in the back of the woods. It was very eerie for a minute.

Vic said...

We have coffin-haters here? What a bunch of freaks. I bet you're scared of blood, too.

Faldur said...

Drowning.

My recent waterfall experience was not a good one.

Ricky said...

Uh, Vic? It's not nice to make fun of people's phobias. I don't see anyone mocking you for being afraid of the sun or garlic.

Marenya said...

I'm not frightened of blood, but I can't say I'm terribly fond of it.

It tastes horrible. No amount of spices can disguise that taste. I'll never forget it, as long as I live.

Aidan said...

Uh, Marenya? Will you explain that one?

Vic, I dunno. The lead carries memories that I can sense because of my Sight. I don't like the idea of a coffin in general but that one nearly made me pass out. I can't imagine actually getting shackled inside. It nearly drove my mother insane.

Ashley Ladd said...

Roaches. Alligators. Sharks. All these creepy Florida things.

Ashley Ladd said...

Oops! Let me retry this.

Now I'm Ty Gibson from "Bad Conduct".

My phobia is being kicked out of the military, that they'll find out I'm bi and am having homosexual relations.

Ashley said...

I'm not afraid of spiders but i am really scared of frogs. I just dont like how they look it just freaks me out. When we go to the ponds or lakes I dont like sitting on the floor by the water like my mom does i sit on the picnic tables they have they. When I see a frog I scream and get on something like a table so the frog wont get me, I know I look wierd when i do that because I do that even if I'm with alot of people and they just stare at me but i really dont care what they think bout me.

-German D. (R6)

Logan said...

What I want to say is that I'm not afraid, but really inside me I am terrified of rats. I hate the way they look at me. When I was four I saw a big rat and I swore he winked at me! After that day on every time I am alone at the house I always check the flore to see if there is any rats. Then when I go to visit people they look at me weird because I always keep my feet up and never on the floor.

~Christopher R. (R6)

Stephanie said...

I'm sorry to say this, but I'm scared of heights and spiders. When I was in third grade, the zoo guide put a spider on my hand and I passed out the second I touched that hairy, discusting leg. I love to travel and I REALLY want to get rid of my phobia of heights so I can go on top of the Statue Of Liberty and enjoy the view. But the thought of falling just makes me want to puke. Spiders just completely freak me out, almost as much as heights. They're just disgusting, and that's that.

Jennifer P.- (R6)

Matt Gleicstein said...

We all have fear and phobias even if we don't want to have any. Here are some of my phobias:heights, wasps(they keep on stinging and stinging you which makes them worse than bees), those creepy centipedes and spiders. Some phobias don't go away until we face them,altough some phobias don't go away even if we want them to. I hate having fears as much as the next person ,but we have to accept that there's fear in the world. Some people say that they don't have any phobias or fears, but they might be lying.Sooner or later it's a matter of time that they find out that they really have fears. Some people have fears that no one else in the world might have, so just accept your fears or make them dissapear by not being afraid anymore of them.


R6 David Mejia

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