The hairs on the back of your neck.

EugenidesEugenides Member Posts: 41 ✭✭✭
It's simple. I just want to know what frightens you. Be it a fear you've had but never faced, or a situation that was all to real.

My fear. Drowning.

I was between eighty and a hundred feet down. I'd dove past the reef, and decided to swim with the sharks that skirted this underwater sheer drop. Normally not a big deal, Smallish sharks that'll mostly leave you alone. Anyway, I had about another hour of air according to my tank. Less than a minute later, I was tapped. Went to inhale and it locked up. That far under water with a faulty tank surrounded by sharks. I was terrified. I think that was the first moment I really felt fear. I was without air for what I'd assume was ninety seconds before I could signal to my dad. He brought is backup line and I lived, but I haven't gone under since then. I did manage to have a bit of a panic attack snorkeling though.

What are your fears?
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  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,210 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Heights.

    Cancer.

    Dying alone.
     
  • ArenAren Member Posts: 205 ✭✭✭✭
    Heights.

    Moths.
    Volka
  • OleisOleis Producer Emeritus Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,393 admin
    Dolls.
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  • AshmerAshmer Barefoot Adventurer LifeMember Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dying.

    Being perceived as a failure, useless, or worthless.

    Being physically unable to do the things I love.

    Used to be heights.

    the way she tells me I'm hers and she is mine

    open hand or closed fist would be fine

    blood as rare and sweet as cherry wine

  • ArbreArbre Arbrelina Jolie Member, Guildmaster Posts: 2,066 mod
    Suffocating.

    When I was taking ECT, they would put me under anesthesia and then give me a strong muscle relaxer so I wouldn't hurt myself when I had the seizure. Turns out the muscle relaxer was so strong it makes it so you can't breathe, and one time it kicked in before the anesthesia did. I couldn't even move my eyes to make eye contact with someone to express my terror that I was going to die like this. They had gauges hooked up to me, though, and when they went off that I'd stopped breathing, they just did this manual breather on me. They got one blast of air in and I thought 'thank god I'm not gonna die like this' and then the anesthesia kicked in.
  • JensenJensen Corruption's Butcher Member Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @eugenides had my regulator freeze open @70 feet on a dry suit dive in Iceland. Thankfully I stayed calm and did an emergency ascent but that unicorns is goddamn scary.
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  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I used to be terrified of needles and wasps, but I've managed to overcome most of that fear. Mostly I have a terrible fear of losing my friends.



  • EzalorEzalor Emperor D'baen CanadaMember Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have an odd relationship with heights. If I'm on a roller coaster or bungee jumping or some other similar activity, I'm perfectly fine. But if I'm on a penthouse balcony somewhere my thoughts always flood with how I could just jump over the railing or someone could push me and I get apprehensive.

    This one doesn't apply anymore, but back when I was a kid I was afraid of voids. I used to have a recurring nightmare of just being trapped in infinite whiteness, nothing else there. No idea where that came from.
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  • AldricAldric Member Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm good with heights and all that stuff, but you know what gets me every time? Snakes.

    Gtfo with these devil-serpent-bite-and-kill-you-demonspawn-unicornsing-unicorns.

    Nope nope nope. Even going into a pet store or the zoo when they're all locked up gets me freaked out. To make matters worse, my dad has a 14-foot long python that him and my brother just casually drape over their shoulders and walk around with.
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  • DraimanDraiman Dr. Drai Member Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ashmer said:



    Being physically unable to do the things I love.


    This.
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  • XeniaXenia Member Posts: 1,076 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aldric said:

    I'm good with heights and all that stuff, but you know what gets me every time? Snakes.


    Yeah, that'd be mine.

    Another fear I have, would be related to death. I'm no so much scared of dying as I am scared of dying as a result of doing something stupid. Having my last moments be that realization of "Man, yeah.... I'm gonna die and it was because I did something stupid and dangerous."

  • MinaretMinaret Member Posts: 49 Immortal
    Drowning is a big one for me as well. When I was about 6, I actually did drown while at the the lake with my Aunt and cousins. They had to bring me back. Still can not stay under water long, or go in very deep water.

    One that has developed recently is driving. I am terrified of getting behind the wheel again. My license lapsed, and I don't want to get it again. Even riding in a car with others gives me major anxiety. I have no idea what caused it.

  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 2,177 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sometimes I feel like my entire life is precarious and if one major thing or another went wrong it would just be too much to cope, and I'd never get back into a comfort zone.
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  • AryanneAryanne Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My biggest fear is definitely death. Has been since I was... 7 or so? I've gotten much better about coping, but I used to crumble into a ball of terrified, fearful sobbing trying to cope with the fact that eventually I will die and all the religious notions of afterlife my parents attempted to sooth me with made no sense.

    Aside from that, I'm with @ezalor on the heights thing. Rollarcoasters don't freak me out at all, they're awesome! Put me by a railing that isn't at least 3/4 my height with a space below that I'd likely-not-survive the fall from? Yeah, not so much.

    Oh, and getting trapped in tiny spaces and suffocating.

  • ArbreArbre Arbrelina Jolie Member, Guildmaster Posts: 2,066 mod
    @Aryanne, there's some strange irony that you work for a funeral home here.
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  • AryanneAryanne Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's not a funeral home, I make headstones and help arrange burials. It's, like, totally different. I never even SEE the dead people, unless they're already ashes.

    Arbre
  • JensenJensen Corruption's Butcher Member Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    Back when I was a grave digger I used to haul the coffins out of mausoleums, the smell is like nothing else. You dig their graves out by hand with a spade shovel and you sometimes see the neighbors vault (a heavy concrete box wih lid that entombs the coffin), then if no one shows up you end up lowering the coffin yourself and burrying them.

    One such occasion it was raining and the only people who turned up were the honor guard since he was a vet. His son had raped and murdered their niece and was serving life in prison so nobody turned up to his funeral. It was raining when we lowered him in. We all go alone.
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  • JensenJensen Corruption's Butcher Member Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It was a weird time, I honestly forgot how dark that moment was till I started writing/remembering it. The only job I ever quit.
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  • AryanneAryanne Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2015
    Oh yeah, the cemeteries where you have to hand-dig are the worst. Especially if the ground is particularly, well, bad for digging. Most graves around here are dug out with a backhoe if they can. Around here, we always lower the caskets ourselves. Most of the time, we actually wait for the families to leave before lowering, because if something is going to go wrong, it will generally be because there are too many people around the grave watching and someone did something unwise (got too close, tried to stop us mid-lowering because they weren't ready to say goodbye, etc.)

    Delivery Only services are relatively common, because many families have a memorial service at the funeral home or church and don't feel the need for a second service at the graveside (or their funeral home charges additional for the graveside service as well).

    It's a lot better when graves have liners, though... There are some pioneer cemeteries we dig for around here that have poor records, and when you dig a double-depth grave next to an existing... you'll often find un-recorded folks down there beneath existing liners next door, or in the spot you're trying to dig now. And that is from before the liner days. All that's left is the bits and bones and pieces.

    ETA: It isn't so bad when the family can't come because of prison sentences. It is particularly stressful when they are at the service in their shackles with the prison guards blocking the area off and monitoring everything to make sure both no one tries to attack their prisoner and their prisoner doesn't try to make a run for it.

  • JensenJensen Corruption's Butcher Member Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah but 1 person who knew him woulda sufficed. The honor guard were 4 strangers, and me and 2 other guys in the crew. That's all who came
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  • AryanneAryanne Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *nod* In those cases, I always try to remind myself: funerals are for the living.

  • JensenJensen Corruption's Butcher Member Posts: 1,821 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A father paying for the sins of the son
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  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man. The more I think about it, the more I get weirded out by the thought of my own funeral. I'm dead, go away. Quit looking at me, go do something else.

    I love sitting on top of perches but hate climbing up there/when they wobble unsteadily - so I'm scared of heights sort of? I'll sit and hang out on a roof, but climbing the scaffolding is tricky. I like to fly, but climbing up a ladder is alarming.

    Honestly the thing that makes the hair on my neck prick up is that our windows downstairs have no blinds, so anyone in our back yard can just sorta stare in and watch me derp around in the kitchen - we had cars broken into awhile ago and I can't see that far out there but the theoretical them could see in just fine.

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    You're a singularity of unicorns awfulness Toz
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  • AldricAldric Member Posts: 790 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agree with you there @Toz regarding the funeral thing. I've already decided that I'm going to tell my family just to do whatever's cheapest with my body, hell, toss it in a dumpster for all I care. After that, no service, nothing like that, I want them to take the money they would have spent on all that stuff and throw a giant party to remember me that way, the way I'd like them to, by having fun and celebrating.
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  • AryanneAryanne Member Posts: 561 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This thread makes me want a "Unicorns, that is Horrible" button for posts.

    Aldric
  • ArbreArbre Arbrelina Jolie Member, Guildmaster Posts: 2,066 mod
    We need a fill in the blank button.
  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unicorns needles too. I'd donate blood if they'd let me bring a razor and a bucket.

    Arbre-Today at 7:27 PM

    You're a vindictive lil unicorn
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    Lartus-Today at 7:16 PM

    oh wait, toz is famous
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    Karhast-Today at 7:01 PM

    You're a singularity of unicorns awfulness Toz
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  • EugenidesEugenides Member Posts: 41 ✭✭✭
    You've reminded me of a fear. Scorpions. I can do spiders. Hand catch them and what not. Scorpions make me freeze up with fear. Just for a moment, then I can handle the situation.

    Also, For spiders in the house, I use an airsoft pistol to kill em. I can shoot them from across the room now. Would recommend.
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