RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 144,928
Posts: 5,700,041
Members: 25,693
Currently online: 587
Newest member: dfedolafrje

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek: The Next Generation Commemorative Coins
By: T'Bonz on May 5

Star Trek IV: What Might Have Been
By: T'Bonz on May 5

Russ Explains Star Wars Day
By: T'Bonz on May 4

New Seekers Book Covers Debut
By: T'Bonz on May 4

Whitney Passes
By: T'Bonz on May 4

Retro Review: Phage
By: Michelle on May 2

The Next Generation Shower Curtain
By: T'Bonz on May 1

Burton Part of Roots Reboot
By: T'Bonz on May 1

May-June 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Apr 30

Ross To Attend Trek Convention
By: T'Bonz on Apr 29


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 7 2014, 10:58 AM   #31
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: What is your fear.

There are a lot of things I dislike (cockroaches, maggots, injustice) or that worry me (getting old, politicians) but I can't find anything I am actually scared of. Does that make me a pervert, I wonder?
Cute spider, teacake! Is it as plushy as it looks? What species is it?
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psychiatrist away
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7 2014, 11:02 AM   #32
Orac Zen
Mischief Manager
 
Orac Zen's Avatar
 
Location: Missing him ^
Re: What is your fear.

Sound mind, useless body - and the reverse.

And snakes. Absolutely detest them.
__________________
Max 2008 - 2013
Orac Zen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7 2014, 11:06 AM   #33
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Nyotaimori
Re: What is your fear.

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
There are a lot of things I dislike (cockroaches, maggots, injustice) or that worry me (getting old, politicians) but I can't find anything I am actually scared of. Does that make me a pervert, I wonder?
Cute spider, teacake! Is it as plushy as it looks? What species is it?

Yes it is covered in hair. If you smash them though they are full of green goo.

It is a huntsman. There are quite a few varieties and they are regulars in houses, especially after heavy rain, arrival of cold weather, drought.. well probably more often than not
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7 2014, 11:52 AM   #34
C.E. Evans
Vice Admiral
 
C.E. Evans's Avatar
 
Location: Ferguson, Missouri, USA
Re: What is your fear.

In exact order:

  1. Being homeless
  2. Bugs in my house (be it roaches, spiders, waterbugs, silverfish, etc.)
  3. Being taken advantage of (either by a stranger or someone I know)
__________________
"Don't sweat the small stuff--it makes you small-minded..."
C.E. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7 2014, 09:26 PM   #35
Use of Time
Commodore
 
Use of Time's Avatar
 
Location: Va. Beach, VA
Re: What is your fear.

Gaith wrote: View Post
Besides the boring existential stuff?

... Roaches; roaches bigger than a quarter or so. When they're 2-3 inches long... I just hate those f*ckers. Hate, hate, hate.
THIS! I lived in Hawaii for a little bit and got up one morning to shave. When I hit the light this roach the size of a parakeet decided to dive bomb me from the wall. My wife reminds me to this day of the horrific scream she heard from the bathroom.

Fast forward to this past year. I have lived in my Virginia home for at least three years without seeing one. I opened up my back door one Summer night after a big storm to go take the trash out while forgetting to shut the door. When I approached the door I saw this mammoth black and brown monster run inside. I spent the rest of the night looking for him but failed to spot him. Woke up the next morning to find him belly up in my shower. Terminex was out to my house the next day.
__________________
Searching for something, a million miles and a ways to go.
Use of Time is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7 2014, 09:42 PM   #36
mari
Captain
 
mari's Avatar
 
Re: What is your fear.

Pickup trucks, because I've been hit by one (that's actually PTSD, not fear).

Stairs. As a kid I had a tendency to fall down them, and while I outgrew that, now I've got nephews and my own spawn on the way so I guess I'm assuming they're all as klutzy as I was, and I'm overprotective.
mari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7 2014, 09:45 PM   #37
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: What is your fear.

Snakes, spiders

Dreaming

Heights
__________________
Scotty, don't beam me up yet! I'm taking a sh
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 12:19 AM   #38
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: What is your fear.

I think I only have normal fears and nothing that comes close to a phobia.

I actually like spiders, I used to keep huntsmen as pets when I was a child and now I consider having them inside a good thing.

We don't get usually get cockroaches in our houses in Tasmania, and we don't have termite problems either. We do have the the world's most deadliest ant but they don't come inside either but I have to look out for them when I am gardening. They are quite large and easy to spot.
Miss Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 04:03 AM   #39
Locutus of Bored
The Droid You're Looking For
 
Locutus of Bored's Avatar
 
Location: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Re: What is your fear.

No real phobias for me, either. My fears are fairly rational and not anything I worry about unless I'm actually experiencing it for the most part.

I'm not afraid of heights if I'm on secure footing (I've been atop skyscapers and staring out the open door of a helicopter with no problem), but I am afraid of being up high on a rickety ladder or flimsy platform. Being very tall doesn't help the situation.

I'm not afraid of spiders or roaches, but I'm afraid of them crawling on me or getting in my mouth or nose when I'm sleeping.

I'm not afraid of dying per se, but I am afraid of living but being left without my faculties or control of my body. I've had some experience with both with my Mom's disability before she died, my Grandma and Grandpa both having Alzheimer's (my Grandpa passed away), and my own long-term medical issues, so I'm somewhat concerned about my own future. Not to the point of constant worry, but it's something that's occasionally on my mind. I especially don't want to be a burden on my family in the future.
__________________
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'
Locutus of Bored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 04:10 AM   #40
Ancient Mariner
Rear Admiral
 
Ancient Mariner's Avatar
 
Location: Into The West
View Ancient Mariner's Twitter Profile
Re: What is your fear.

"A cage. To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire."

Or in other words:

"These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized."
__________________
Ancient Mariner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 06:43 AM   #41
bbjeg
Vice Admiral
 
bbjeg's Avatar
 
Location: MD USA
Re: What is your fear.

I'm also not big on needles. I'm never comfortable near them.
bbjeg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 09:05 AM   #42
scotpens
Vice Admiral
 
scotpens's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: What is your fear.

"I'm not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
__________________
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
scotpens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 07:02 PM   #43
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: What is your fear.

^LOL that's excellently phrased Who said it?

Locutus, at the risk of getting personal (no offense intended, though. I'm simply curious) : would that fear/worry of Altzheimer and loss of control be subconsciously connected with your Ozymandias signature? After all, the poem is about how all his powers couldn't keep him from getting completey forgotten. You might say he lost himself; and all of his essence was lost as well, safe for the statue, which will gradually turn to sand and be forgotten, too. I see certain parallels to losing oneself and one's powers to age/illness and Altzheimer.

Don't answer it if you consider this too personal a question.
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psychiatrist away
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 07:51 PM   #44
Locutus of Bored
The Droid You're Looking For
 
Locutus of Bored's Avatar
 
Location: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Re: What is your fear.

Rhubarbodendron wrote: View Post
Locutus, at the risk of getting personal (no offense intended, though. I'm simply curious) : would that fear/worry of Altzheimer and loss of control be subconsciously connected with your Ozymandias signature? After all, the poem is about how all his powers couldn't keep him from getting completey forgotten. You might say he lost himself; and all of his essence was lost as well, safe for the statue, which will gradually turn to sand and be forgotten, too. I see certain parallels to losing oneself and one's powers to age/illness and Altzheimer.

Don't answer it if you consider this too personal a question.
No, nothing so profound or personal, I'm afraid. I added the Ozymandias sig when the final few episodes of Breaking Bad were coming up, and they used the Shelley poem in a promo ad for the show (and as the title of the third to last episode). I've actually been meaning to change it, but I just haven't got around to it yet.

__________________
'First Contact' is the tale of a man who just wants to cash in on his creation so he can get wasted on an island full of naked women, but his fans keep insisting that he's a saintly visionary who has profoundly altered the world. AKA - 'I Don't Want to be a Statue: The Gene Roddenberry Story.'
Locutus of Bored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 8 2014, 07:54 PM   #45
JarodRussell
Vice Admiral
 
JarodRussell's Avatar
 
Re: What is your fear.

Currently trying to help my girlfriend with her fear of heights.
__________________
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
JarodRussell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.