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on: April 24, 2007, 05:26:45 PM
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Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 05:34:20 PM
The chest freezer in my basement.
It's not the cold, and it's not claustrophobia; It's the scraping of the ice.
Just thinking about rummaging around in it for steaks or frozen vegetables makes me want to break out in a cold sweat.

(Hey! Stop snickering! It's a phobia because I have no rational reason to be afraid of it) ;)

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Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 06:50:42 PM
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Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 08:23:07 PM
claustrophobia and demophobia (fear of crowds) To me the later is more a subset of the former.  Crowds in general don't bother me so much as being stuck in a crowd bodies pressing in from all sides.  Get the same way in heavy traffic, so I think it's more the claustrophobia thing.  Didn't used to bother me much til I got stuck in an elevator during a power outage for over an hour.  At least I wasn't alone, my roommate and another friend were stuck with me. 


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Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 01:16:23 AM
i dont really have a phobia... im scared of heights but thats just looking down from high up and gettin vertigo. i have no problem being high up... edges kinda creep me out tho

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Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 02:07:28 PM
Pretzels used to disturb me (specifically, small straight pretzels with large granules of salt cohered to them). Not only did I not want to touch them, I didn't want to be in the same room. Eating them was absolutely unthinkable. I conquered this fear about six years ago, though. Now I'm able to say, "I'm not afraid of pretzels; I eat them!"

Here's a pic of the type of pretzels that used to...disturb me.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Mini_pretzel_rods.JPG

Emory boards still bother me a bit, but it's not a fear thing. I don't like the way the feel or the way they sound when someone is using one. Feeling or hearing emery boards can sometimes make me convulse, but I'm afraid of them. I could be in the same room as an emery board and not be bothered at all.



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Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 04:29:07 PM
Used to be spiders.  Now, not so much.  I have a top size that if they're over I go into screaming girlie man mode but aside from that...I kind of like them now.  They're faintly goofy (Eight eyes!  What's up with that?! etc).

   Now, it's heights and claustrophobia (Big guy, small spaces...).  I live in York and periodically we go up the central tower of the Minster.  There's a point halfway up where you step out of the staircase and onto a gantry which is about six storey's off the ground and about this wide.  Normally by that stage though I'm so wired about having spent ten minutes in a staircase narrower than I am that the height terror is a welcome change:)



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Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007, 11:04:59 AM
I had an MRI recently and discovered a newly found bit of claustropobia.  Before I was never scared of small places unless there was some reason to expect they were unsafe like digging some kind of tunnel.  I don't consider that a fear as much as just good survival instinct and common sense.

I think the MRI got me, because everybody always talks about how claustropobic they are.  Also with the thing started it made a sound a little like a fire alarm and I was thinking, "Oh no. I'm stuck in here and the place is going to burn down.

After a little deep breathing and counting my problem was just that it was boring as hell.



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Reply #8 on: May 30, 2007, 11:34:35 AM
I think the MRI got me, because everybody always talks about how claustropobic they are.  Also with the thing started it made a sound a little like a fire alarm and I was thinking, "Oh no. I'm stuck in here and the place is going to burn down.

I don't think I'll ever be able to get an MRI with out thinking of "The Killing Jars."

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Reply #9 on: May 30, 2007, 05:43:03 PM
I think the MRI got me, because everybody always talks about how claustropobic they are.  Also with the thing started it made a sound a little like a fire alarm and I was thinking, "Oh no. I'm stuck in here and the place is going to burn down.

I don't think I'll ever be able to get an MRI with out thinking of "The Killing Jars."
haha i was just thinking that!
the next time i need an MRI, i'm gonna be so freaked out about anything and everything

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Reply #10 on: May 30, 2007, 06:47:49 PM
Pretzels used to disturb me (specifically, small straight pretzels with large granules of salt cohered to them). Not only did I not want to touch them, I didn't want to be in the same room. Eating them was absolutely unthinkable. I conquered this fear about six years ago, though. Now I'm able to say, "I'm not afraid of pretzels; I eat them!"

One of the guys from Penny Arcade is that way with the "ass" of foods -- the end of the bread, the pucker at the tip of a hot dog, etc.

I had an MRI recently and discovered a newly found bit of claustropobia.  Before I was never scared of small places unless there was some reason to expect they were unsafe like digging some kind of tunnel.  I don't consider that a fear as much as just good survival instinct and common sense.

I had a scan done once on my kidneys.  They had this really cool version of an open MRI -- it was one big donut that I was on the table and slid through.  The only thing I didn't like was that the tech was just, "pull down your jeans so the metal doesn't interfere with the scan" so I'm laying (lying? I always get that wrong) on my stomach on the table with my ass facing the door (I had shorts on, but still).  They didn't even offer a blanket.

I'm not really afraid of anything with a phobia-like intensity, but even thinking about paper cuts gives me that freaky taste/feeling under my tongue that you get when you're really disturbed by something.

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Reply #11 on: May 30, 2007, 07:50:02 PM
I think the MRI got me, because everybody always talks about how claustropobic they are.  Also with the thing started it made a sound a little like a fire alarm and I was thinking, "Oh no. I'm stuck in here and the place is going to burn down.

I don't think I'll ever be able to get an MRI with out thinking of "The Killing Jars."
haha i was just thinking that!
the next time i need an MRI, i'm gonna be so freaked out about anything and everything

I was thinking about that while I was in the "tube".  I just couldn't come up with the name while I was writing the message.  Also I didn't look at the tube as I was getting settled down.  When the table slid in, the edges of the tube pushed my arms in.  I had a minor freak wondering how far it was going to squeeze me.  Turned out it wasn't very far.



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Reply #12 on: May 31, 2007, 11:22:46 AM
I'm not really afraid of anything with a phobia-like intensity, but even thinking about paper cuts gives me that freaky taste/feeling under my tongue that you get when you're really disturbed by something.
Funny thing about phobias. One of my psyche profs spent about half a class session trying to explain that "Phobia is an irrational fear of something" and that "irrational" means that you have no reason to be scared, not that you're going to curl up in to a ball and wet yourself. Phobia only denotes that you have no logic basis for a fear, not that silly things scare you to death. So, for instance, if pretzels make you nervous, that's a phobia, but if pretzels make you nervous because the remind you of getting beaten as a child, it's no longer a phobia, but a real fear.
Just wanted to clear up that very, very common misconception.

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Reply #13 on: May 31, 2007, 06:22:53 PM
I'm not really afraid of anything with a phobia-like intensity, but even thinking about paper cuts gives me that freaky taste/feeling under my tongue that you get when you're really disturbed by something.
Funny thing about phobias. One of my psyche profs spent about half a class session trying to explain that "Phobia is an irrational fear of something" and that "irrational" means that you have no reason to be scared, not that you're going to curl up in to a ball and wet yourself. Phobia only denotes that you have no logic basis for a fear, not that silly things scare you to death. So, for instance, if pretzels make you nervous, that's a phobia, but if pretzels make you nervous because the remind you of getting beaten as a child, it's no longer a phobia, but a real fear.
Just wanted to clear up that very, very common misconception.


Thanks for the clear distinction. I'll be explaining that to someone I know tomorrow.



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Reply #14 on: May 31, 2007, 07:57:16 PM
I'm terrorfied of bees and wasps.  I've absolutely no idea what caused that one, but I get utterly insensible whenever one of them gets near me.

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Reply #15 on: May 31, 2007, 08:44:58 PM
I'm terrorfied of bees and wasps.  I've absolutely no idea what caused that one, but I get utterly insensible whenever one of them gets near me.

So's my wife.  She's afraid because she's never been stung.

She also used to be pathologically afraid of barf -- either barfing herself, or seeing it on TV or seeing someone else do it.  Now that we have a baby, and now that she had very severe morning sickness, she's a little more okay with it, but she still turns away whenever she sees it on ER or something.

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Reply #16 on: June 05, 2007, 11:17:35 AM
I have a fear of bees that might be a phobia.
I was attacked by a hive as a child. I only got stung three or four times, but being surrounded by a swarm is scary as heck when your 5.
In my adult life I've been stung a few times, and it really just doesn't bother me. They don't hurt much, and it goes away in a few hours. Unfortunately, I freak the hell out if I hear something buzz by my. Just the sound of a bee/wasp flying sets me on edge, and should a friendly bumble bee wander past my leg, I nearly jump out of my skin.
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Reply #17 on: June 17, 2007, 01:41:46 PM
Harpsicords...

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Reply #18 on: July 09, 2007, 04:30:02 PM
Clowns, minor claustrophobia, MRI's (especially after that one PP episode), needles, and suffication.  I don't know were many of them come from but a few I can barely control (mainly the suffication and claustrophobia) but others I can get over easily if I must.  Unless there are clowns with needles surrounding me in a box canyon.  Chills...



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Reply #19 on: July 10, 2007, 06:28:54 AM
Bees, wasps, hornets, and any black and yellow flying insect that looks like one.
I've had it long before I ever got stung (which wasn't so painful after all). I can still point out a place where I saw a bee once near my grandparents' garage (back in, like 1963 or so) which I avoided for years.

Last summer bumble bees were getting into my basement and hanging out near the window by my work bench. some were alive, but about 1/3 of them were dead on the floor. I came up with the scheme of sucking them up (dead ones and living) with a shop-vac with an extra couple of extension tubes on the hose. Worked even better when I added an inch of soapy water to the canister, so they drowned almost as soon as they hit the bottom. That way, I was able to empty the canister without wondering if there were going to be some PO'd live bees waiting for me inside. I was collecting anywhere from 10 to 20 bees each day for a couple of weeks with the shop-vac and a strong flashlight, then nothing. None this year either.

I don't mind spiders (even in the house), as long as they stay off me. I figure they're just doing their job of catching flies and mosquitos. I would never pick one up. Most other insects and arachnids either, but I wouldn't jump up spilling my coffee to avoid them like I would for bees.

On the other hand, I have no trouble handling houseflies, caterpillars, fireflies, ladybugs, ants, and small hermit crabs.

I used to be able to climb trees and (later) towers, but about when I turned 35, I just could not go any higher than about 40 feet, even with a safety harness and safety rail inside a triangular tower. One day I tried going up about four times. I'd be on the ground, look up, and say, Okay I'm surrounded by the tower structure, I've got this harness on, which is clipped to a rail on the ladder that stops you before you drop a few feet, and I could go totally limp and nothing would happen to me. I had done it before, with less safety equipment, on the outside of a higher tower, but this time I'd only get to 40 feet high or so, and I'd have to go back down. Once I got on the ground, I could not remember what was so bad about the height, so I'd start climbing up again. Reach 40 - 50 feet, I freeze again, and go back down. Four times in a row.
I'm fine with aircraft, balconies with decently high railings, glass elevators on the outside of buildings, and I'd probably try hang-gliding too. Jumping off a ten-meter diving board (into a pool of water, of course) is my idea of a good time, but maybe that's because it's just under my limit.

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Reply #20 on: January 05, 2009, 03:54:52 PM
Water.  Well, water over 7ft deep.  I freak out when anyone gets near me in a pool over 7ft deep.  If someone touches me, I might drown us both.  My wife wants me to go on a cruise!  Just a week or so ago, SOMEONE FELL OFF THE CRUISESHIP!!!  No thank you, I'll fly.

Not a phobia, but I get freaked out if people crowd me.  I can be in a tiny area and be fine, but put me in an area with some kind of boundaries and put a person in there with me and there might be blood.  It could be a 5' x 5' area with just a bar at 3' off the ground, and I still might hurt someone.  The intensity of the irritation is proportionate to the stupidity of the individual near me and the degree of physical exertion I'm engaged in.



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Reply #21 on: January 05, 2009, 08:06:13 PM
Heights (on ladders and ledges - not in planes) and claustrophobia.  I had a hell of a time when I heard that I needed an MRI on my head a couple years ago. 

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Reply #22 on: January 05, 2009, 10:08:03 PM
PEOPLE - am agoraphobic and eytanz can tell you exactly what starts to happen to me when I am not far from a panic attack.

it isn't too bad though, it's just that I can't deal with crowds and have panic attacks when I feel like there is not enough room to breathe or I can't find an escape route. start to hyperventilate, cold sweat, get dizzy, really low blood sugar, have palpitations, that sort of thing, and the funny thing is ...

..... tuh dah ... I start taking my clothes off. Weird I know.

I have no problem with open spaces though, and am not klaustrophobic, have no problem with elevators, unless there is a crowd.

It is actually quite mild, more like a milder social phobia, makes me very bad at parties, dance clubs, bars and such. Oh, and concerts are slightly problematic. That's where I had my first panic attack, at a smallish concert when I was 14, blacked out, wasn't nice. But I survived the Jonathan Coulton concert quite well, despite the breakdown I had when I found out we JUST MISSED NEIL GAIMAN by about 3 minutes.   >:(



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Reply #23 on: January 06, 2009, 01:01:39 AM
PEOPLE - am agoraphobic and eytanz can tell you exactly what starts to happen to me when I am not far from a panic attack.

I can't really - I mean, the most I've ever seen is that you get really uncomfortable and have to leave the crowded area.

As for my own phobias - have a minor fear of heights, especially on high balconies and bridges (walking, I don't get it driving). Anywhere where there is a low railing tends to be more terrifying than no railing at all.

I have a fear of horses, as a result of a childhood event where I was almost crushed by one. Not sure if that's quite a phobia, though, as I don't get uncomfortable if I see a horse, I just don't like getting near them.



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Reply #24 on: January 07, 2009, 11:56:55 PM
Spiders.  For ages.  Now not so much provided they're not eighty feet wide, undead and covered in blood and ebola or anything...



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Reply #25 on: January 08, 2009, 12:50:21 AM
Spiders.  For ages.  Now not so much provided they're not eighty feet wide, undead and covered in blood and ebola or anything...

Wow, 22 months later, and it's still the same!  See what happens when a Threadomancer is about?   :D



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Reply #26 on: January 08, 2009, 11:12:11 AM
I freak the hell out if I hear something buzz by my. Just the sound of a bee/wasp flying sets me on edge

That's me, too, and I have been stung twice, once as a child, and once as a teenager (I'm 50).  If I'm walking outside in sunlight and I see a shadow on the ground of something flying by overhead, I always duck and usually break into a run.

I definitely DO NOT have claustrophobia; I seem to have the opposite, as I adore cozy, enclosed spaces.  I wouldn't have trouble sleeping in an open coffin, or one with A/C if the lid was closed.

While fingernails on a chalkboard are annoying, they don't set my teeth on edge like other people.  What DOES bug me, though, is the feel of fabric (especially linens) running across my teeth.  I had the edge of a pillowcase graze my open mouth once, and it freaked me out.  Just remembering it as I type this sends a shiver...  :o

And I'm not superstitious; just the opposite:  I've owned 3 black cats (though saying you own a cat isn't really correct, I know), my birthday is the 13th (not this month), and when it falls on a Friday in any month, it's usually a fantastic day for me.



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Reply #27 on: January 08, 2009, 02:22:21 PM
I'm not really afraid of anything with a phobia-like intensity, but even thinking about paper cuts gives me that freaky taste/feeling under my tongue that you get when you're really disturbed by something.

You get it under your tongue?  I get it down in my groin area, mainly around my inner thighs and under my nuts.  I never thought to ask anybody else if they get it in the same place.

No phobias here.  I have a pathological abhorrence for the Jerusalem Cricket -- I don't even like to see pictures of the ugly little fucks -- but I wouldn't call it a phobia.  It isn't even a fear.  I just hate the damn things.

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Reply #28 on: January 08, 2009, 03:18:04 PM
Death.  The concept, not necessarily the risk of it, or the trappings of it.  Cemetaries and funeral homes don't bother me, nor do corpses or herses or any of that.  Just the idea of not existing, and not just for me, but for anyone.  Freaks me out bad.  Can't think about it too much or I start getting all panicky.

I feel the same way about spiders that stePH does about Jerusalem Crickets.  Yech.

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Reply #29 on: January 08, 2009, 03:37:29 PM
Death.  The concept, not necessarily the risk of it, or the trappings of it.  Cemetaries and funeral homes don't bother me, nor do corpses or herses or any of that.  Just the idea of not existing, and not just for me, but for anyone.  Freaks me out bad.  Can't think about it too much or I start getting all panicky.


I know that feeling.  If I can't distract myself from the thoughts, I can send myself into a panic attack.  This is one of the reasons I keep my mind occupied.



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Reply #30 on: January 09, 2009, 01:05:02 AM
Death.  The concept, not necessarily the risk of it, or the trappings of it.  Cemetaries and funeral homes don't bother me, nor do corpses or herses or any of that.  Just the idea of not existing, and not just for me, but for anyone.  Freaks me out bad.  Can't think about it too much or I start getting all panicky.

I feel the same way about spiders that Listener does about Jerusalem Crickets.  Yech.

Listener didn't say anything about Jerusalem Crickets.  I'm the only one who did.

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Reply #31 on: January 12, 2009, 09:27:04 PM
Death.  The concept, not necessarily the risk of it, or the trappings of it.  Cemetaries and funeral homes don't bother me, nor do corpses or herses or any of that.  Just the idea of not existing, and not just for me, but for anyone.  Freaks me out bad.  Can't think about it too much or I start getting all panicky.

I feel the same way about spiders that Listener does about Jerusalem Crickets.  Yech.

Listener didn't say anything about Jerusalem Crickets.  I'm the only one who did.
Sorry about that.  I was writing my post and reading the preceding posts backwards.  Screws me up a bit :p



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Reply #32 on: January 13, 2009, 12:55:30 AM
Phobia wise: Dentists. I recently had to go in for an emergency surgery to have a bad tooth removed- despite multiple injections of pain killer (- I've no problem at all with needles or blood.) I was leaking at the eyes. The dental assistant was swabbing my eyes and assuring me they'd "be done soon" for the whole thing. He said he'd never seen someone sit so calm and quiet while crying. It's absolutely an unreasonable fear. But- get me in a dentists office, or worse in the chair and I'm a mess. So- I take terrific care of my teeth so I don't have to go very often.

I have mild fears of: heights, really tight spaces, really really dark places, and large crowds.

There's also the rational/irrational fear of my girls being harmed in some way. Any time I leave them with a sitter I spend large periods of time fretting that they'll be hurt/burn the house down/ manage to wander off etc.

getting old (as in truly elderly) is also starting to become a problem fear for me. I feel much older then I am- and feel older and older every day. I often worry that I'm aging in dog years or somesuch.

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Reply #33 on: January 13, 2009, 03:45:55 AM
Phobia wise: Dentists. I recently had to go in for an emergency surgery to have a bad tooth removed- despite multiple injections of pain killer (- I've no problem at all with needles or blood.) I was leaking at the eyes. The dental assistant was swabbing my eyes and assuring me they'd "be done soon" for the whole thing. He said he'd never seen someone sit so calm and quiet while crying. It's absolutely an unreasonable fear. But- get me in a dentists office, or worse in the chair and I'm a mess. So- I take terrific care of my teeth so I don't have to go very often.

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Reply #34 on: January 13, 2009, 04:28:07 AM
I hate large crawly bugs, and I especially hate the feeling of one crawling on me.  This is totally irrational hindbrain stuff, and I can't and won't attempt to logically explain it.  Really kind of inconvenient for me, since I really like traveling and living in hot tropical and subtropical climates, particularly in the parts of the world where the creepiest, crawliest bugs feel most at home.

I seem to have no innate fear of heights.  I've freaked out hiking companions because of this, since I'll do dumb stuff like go right up to the edge of a cliff and look down.  This is one of the personality traits I've identified as possibly causing my death one day.

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Reply #35 on: January 13, 2009, 04:34:30 AM
I can't stand spider webs on me.  I don't mind spiders so much, but a web or a strand from a web?  It's not a phobia, but it creeps me out!  I'm 6'5", so if I walk behind people, they don't always get the webs first.  I must look silly walking around waving sticks in front of me, BUT I DON'T CARE!



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Reply #36 on: January 13, 2009, 09:34:57 PM
Did you ever watch the film Marathon Man

I don't believe I have. I've heard the name- but I can't directly recall seeing the movie. Is this something that'd give me the screaming heebie jeebies? 'Cause that'd almost be fun.

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Reply #37 on: January 13, 2009, 10:17:11 PM
Did you ever watch the film Marathon Man

I don't believe I have. I've heard the name- but I can't directly recall seeing the movie. Is this something that'd give me the screaming heebie jeebies? 'Cause that'd almost be fun.

How about Little Shop of Horrors?



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Reply #38 on: January 14, 2009, 03:50:45 AM
Did you ever watch the film Marathon Man

I don't believe I have. I've heard the name- but I can't directly recall seeing the movie. Is this something that'd give me the screaming heebie jeebies? 'Cause that'd almost be fun.

There's a famous interrogation scene that your post put me in mind of:

Lawrence Olivier as the sadistic Nazi dentist. 

Dustin Hoffman strapped into the chair. 

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Reply #39 on: January 14, 2009, 04:55:03 PM

How about Little Shop of Horrors?

Yes! And that's my occsional delusion of dentists: sadits who enjoy my tears.

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Reply #40 on: January 14, 2009, 08:31:25 PM
I have a phobia of Alisdair Stuart.



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Reply #41 on: January 19, 2009, 11:04:30 PM
I have a phobia of Alisdair Stuart.

But Raving_Lunatic, you don't understand!  The posts...they're coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!



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Reply #42 on: January 20, 2009, 07:33:48 PM
I have a phobia of Alisdair Stuart.

But Raving_Lunatic, you don't understand!  The posts...they're coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!
Man, do you have a book of memorable movie lines for reference?  I always listen to the last line of your outro to see if I can figure out what movie it came from. (When a Stranger Calls, right?).



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Reply #43 on: January 20, 2009, 07:36:17 PM
You nailed it, gelee!  I didn't watch the remake, thankfully.



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Reply #44 on: January 22, 2009, 03:42:13 PM
I have a phobia of Alisdair Stuart.

But Raving_Lunatic, you don't understand!  The posts...they're coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!
Man, do you have a book of memorable movie lines for reference?  I always listen to the last line of your outro to see if I can figure out what movie it came from. (When a Stranger Calls, right?).

It's all in my head.  Seriously, I'm like Tony Stark if he was from the Isle of Man, couldn't solder without burning himself but could remember what the last episode of Third Watch was called.

Okay that's about as far from Tony Stark as you can get BUT, they are in fact all in my head.  Although I do use Cloverfield and Ghostbusters a fair bit:)



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Reply #45 on: January 22, 2009, 04:23:34 PM
I have a phobia of Alisdair Stuart.

But Raving_Lunatic, you don't understand!  The posts...they're coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!
Man, do you have a book of memorable movie lines for reference?  I always listen to the last line of your outro to see if I can figure out what movie it came from. (When a Stranger Calls, right?).

It's all in my head.  Seriously, I'm like Tony Stark if he was from the Isle of Man, couldn't solder without burning himself but could remember what the last episode of Third Watch was called.

Okay that's about as far from Tony Stark as you can get BUT, they are in fact all in my head.  Although I do use Cloverfield and Ghostbusters a fair bit:)
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Reply #46 on: January 22, 2009, 04:37:18 PM
I think an evening with some good beer and Alasdair, Gelee, stePH and Zathras would be quite entertaining.  Well, to some, at least.



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Reply #47 on: January 22, 2009, 10:56:32 PM
I think an evening with some good beer and Alasdair, Gelee, stePH and Zathras would be quite entertaining.  Well, to some, at least.
Huh.  As long as I'm home by 9:30 :)  As the song says, all my rowdy freinds have settled down.



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Reply #48 on: January 23, 2009, 01:22:54 AM
I think an evening with some good beer and Alasdair, Gelee, stePH and Zathras would be quite entertaining.  Well, to some, at least.

I'm up for it if the rest of you are  :)

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Reply #49 on: January 23, 2009, 03:32:08 AM
Any time you're near Fargo, look me up.

No, we don't all talk like that.  ;D

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Reply #50 on: January 23, 2009, 03:33:23 AM
I think an evening with some good beer and Alasdair, Gelee, stePH and Zathras would be quite entertaining.  Well, to some, at least.

I'm up for it if the rest of you are  :)

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Reply #51 on: February 05, 2009, 04:43:02 PM
I think an evening with some good beer and Alasdair, Gelee, stePH and Zathras would be quite entertaining.  Well, to some, at least.

so awesome, the only problem would be not acting like a spazz in front of all my "cool" geek friends

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Reply #52 on: February 06, 2009, 08:10:04 PM
I have a phobia of Alisdair Stuart.

But Raving_Lunatic, you don't understand!  The posts...they're coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Excellent. I got the reference, that was lovely.



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Reply #53 on: February 06, 2009, 08:12:33 PM
raving: but did you get it based on the or the classic reference?  I'm honestly curious- since my initial reaction to the whole "the calls are coming from inside the house" is actually based on campfire stories my dad'd tell me to creep me out when I was young and we'd go out to the woods.

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Reply #54 on: February 06, 2009, 08:16:39 PM
dad'd tell 

HA@!  I'm not the only one who contracts would.  I get made fun of because of things like "wouldn't've"

My Dune reference in this thread must have been too obscure.   :'(



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Reply #55 on: February 06, 2009, 08:20:29 PM
Z- I contract all sorts of words. I am free and easy with the language- and have been asked "exactly where are you from" based on my accent and bad slang more often then I'd like to admit. Also though I may have caught that it was a reference- and then had an ah hah moment after it was revealed most Dune references would be lost on me- for one.
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Reply #56 on: July 05, 2009, 10:47:50 AM
What DOES bug me, though, is the feel of fabric (especially linens) running across my teeth.  I had the edge of a pillowcase graze my open mouth once, and it freaked me out.  Just remembering it as I type this sends a shiver...  :o
I hate the thought of biting wool, like when I use to pull my wet mittens off with my teeth. I can actually do it easily enough, but the thought of it how it feels bugs me. Any other fabric, I'm fine.

I'm not really afraid of anything with a phobia-like intensity, but even thinking about paper cuts gives me that freaky taste/feeling under my tongue that you get when you're really disturbed by something.
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Reply #57 on: July 05, 2009, 10:52:03 AM
HA@!  I'm not the only one who contracts would.  I get made fun of because of things like "wouldn't've"

Thank you for not writing it as "wouldn't of". It drives me crazy when people do that. End-of-civilization-as-we-know-it and all that.

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