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Old January 7 2014, 10:58 AM   #31
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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?
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Old January 7 2014, 11:02 AM   #32
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Re: What is your fear.

Sound mind, useless body - and the reverse.

And snakes. Absolutely detest them.
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Old January 7 2014, 11:06 AM   #33
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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
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Old January 7 2014, 11:52 AM   #34
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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)
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Old January 7 2014, 09:26 PM   #35
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Re: What is your fear.

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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.
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Old January 7 2014, 09:42 PM   #36
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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.
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Old January 7 2014, 09:45 PM   #37
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Re: What is your fear.

Snakes, spiders

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Old January 8 2014, 12:19 AM   #38
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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.
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Old January 8 2014, 04:03 AM   #39
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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.
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Old January 8 2014, 04:10 AM   #40
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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."
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Old January 8 2014, 06:43 AM   #41
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Re: What is your fear.

I'm also not big on needles. I'm never comfortable near them.
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Old January 8 2014, 09:05 AM   #42
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Re: What is your fear.

"I'm not afraid of death. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
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Old January 8 2014, 07:02 PM   #43
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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.
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Old January 8 2014, 07:51 PM   #44
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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.

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Old January 8 2014, 07:54 PM   #45
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Currently trying to help my girlfriend with her fear of heights.
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