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baby_devil912002
08-12-03, 08:06
My worst fears are heights....I used to be scared of spiders....but I got over that...any one else fear something? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/shout.gif

PSone
08-12-03, 08:51
Spiders. Anything majorly ugly like snakes and hairy bugs http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

BunnyGirl
08-12-03, 08:58
Flies, it has to be flies for me. I'm scared of normal -sized ones, but the big blue-bottles have me running for the door sweating and screaming everytime. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Just writing about them gives me goosebumps :eek:

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PSone
08-12-03, 09:50
Originally posted by BunnyGirl:
Flies, it has to be flies for me. I'm scared of normal -sized ones, but the big blue-bottles have me running for the door sweating and screaming everytime. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Just writing about them gives me goosebumps :eek:

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif On that note - wasps! Hate them! Also bees that get too close! And magpies, hate them during their mating season. Swooping everywhere!

http://pigallery.designheaven.com/animals/magpie.jpg http://www.margarethouse.starwon.com.au/images_birds/magpie.jpeg

chocco
08-12-03, 11:09
Definately Wasps or Bees. Is there a difference? Anyway can't stand them. I just freeze whenever they are close but one day as I was walking down the street (as you do) there were two of them flying around by my neck. :eek: They could smell my impulse. I tried to carry on walking but they wouldn't go away, so I made a run for it for about 1/2 a mile. Then they had gone. I was so scared. :eek:
The reason why I'm so scared of them is because they attacked me and my brother when we were kids.
I didn't see hardly any this year even with that hot weather thankfully.
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andromeda_eats
08-12-03, 11:44
Originally posted by PSone:
[QUOTE] And magpies, hate them during their mating season. Swooping everywhere!

http://pigallery.designheaven.com/animals/magpie.jpg http://www.margarethouse.starwon.com.au/images_birds/magpie.jpegYour paranoid. Maggies arent so bad. :rolleyes:
I do know a funny story about swooping though:

My friends little brothers ride around out the back of their property where magpies nest, yelling and whooping and creating noise. They see how many times a maggie can swoop them and smack their beaks into their stackhat helmets. Anyway, this maggie cracked its beak into the top of one of their helmets so hard that its beak broke the plastic and was stuck in there, the crack was so deep. He then rode back up to the house, screaming his head off because this maggie was stuck in his helmet. It was flapping its wings against the side of his head the whole way to the house. It was hilarous. :D
Now he walks around EVERYWHERE with a stick like a little old lady. :D

[ 08. December 2003, 11:46: Message edited by: andromeda_eats ]

Miss60
08-12-03, 16:26
I'm scared of heights(and besides that, I'm also a hemophobe http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif ) :eek:

Nicky
08-12-03, 17:27
I can't think of anything that scares me. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif
But I hate earthquakes :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif :eek:

laracroft8290
08-12-03, 17:32
fear, fear...well I was scared of spiders but I got over that, now its breaking a bone that scares me.

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hatty
08-12-03, 17:34
im scared of anything that crrwls and yes it does include babies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

jun89
08-12-03, 17:40
Heights!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Annacia
08-12-03, 18:12
Can't think of anything 'cept maybe something like cancer. That would scare me.

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Draco
08-12-03, 18:15
'not living to see the end'

shandroid
08-12-03, 18:24
I have a definite fear of falling. When 9/11 happened and I heard about the poor people leaping to their death to avoid burning, I seriously questioned whether I could do that if I were in their position.

You guys who fear bugs, you would be absolutely petrified over here in livestock land. Flies are really bad here. And our town has these strange bugs that get really big and long with several daddy-long-leg-like legs, and unlike spiders, they move extremely fast! Yikes!

When we first moved into our house, it had been sitting for 18 months. In every room upstairs, there were piles of hibernating flies by the windows. I looked at my husband and told him, have we moved into the Amityville house? Thankfully, now that the house is occupied by humans again, we dont get those unwelcome seasonal guests anymore.

Raider Ranger
08-12-03, 18:32
My worst fear is being buried alive, that's why I want to be cremated when I go. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Sam Burke
08-12-03, 19:14
Being locked in a cell with Michael Jackson.

mr_croft79
08-12-03, 19:30
My worst fear....I'm not quite sure but I would agree with the buried alive thing that is down right scary if it ever happend. Also being burned alive is creepy.
;)

TR-Player
08-12-03, 19:32
Heights...

Capt. Murphy
08-12-03, 19:51
Heights too. Wasps and Bees or anything that buzzes me unexpectedly. It's always unexpected. :rolleyes: AND Public speaking. I can't believe no-one has mentioned that one yet. :eek:

Note: Homophobia isn't the fear or hatred of homosexuals. It's actually the fear of being ATTRACTED to them. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif I just thought I'd point that out for those that didn't know. ;)

laracroft8290
08-12-03, 20:11
having to go back to dialup :eek: :D

Miss60
08-12-03, 20:12
That I'll fail my coming exam and also the presentation next Monday http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

Harryu
08-12-03, 20:46
Originally posted by Lil' Kid:
Being locked in a cell with Michael Jackson....and Gary Glitter :eek:

shandroid
08-12-03, 21:11
Hey Capt. Murphy, if you are defining homophobia for us because of what Marianne said, you might want to check out her post again. I think she may have a fear of blood.

Also, the Oxford Dictionary defines homophobia this way: homophobia >noun an extreme and irrational aversion to homosexuality and homosexuals.
-DERIVATIVES homophobe >noun homophobic >adjective.

I see nothing about attraction. Where did you get your definition from? Just curious.

the croft woman!
08-12-03, 22:27
Spiders for me, even the tiniest ones make me shake with fear and go cold for hours!

Capt. Murphy
08-12-03, 22:45
Shandroid http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

No it wasn't from what Marianne said about Hemophobia. I knew that was about blood. :D

But about that 'homophobia' definition: Back in high school I had an english teacher, one time in his class room he had a poster which listed all of the Phobias. Although I never read every single line of it... The teacher asked the class; "Is anyone here Homophobic?" And one kid said; "Yes! I'm very Homophobic!" Then the teacher gave the "definition" just as I did in my previous post. So I was just going by what he said. It seemed to make sense at the time. :confused:

Sorry if that was wrong. If it IS a phobia.... Well, let me give you an example. Lets say Robert goes to a friends party. His friend will be a girl named Christina. At this party Christina has some gay friends. One of them is named Jake and he is good looking -for a guy. What I mean is... He's handsome. Robert is cool with gays and can accept their life choice. But Robert is straight. Now fast forward a couple hours ahead at the party. Jake has met Robert and without going through a lot of detail - Jake finds that he likes Robert. Robert, being aware of this thinks to himself' "Hey, this Jake guy looks pretty good..... Oh my God! What am I saying?" :eek: Then Robert begins to question his sexuality. He then becomes "Homophobic". "Uh, hey Jake. You're a nice guy and I'm sure if I was gay we could get along great. But I've been striaght all my life, and I don't think I'm ready for this kind of change." (and in his mind he's thingking: "...yet")

So here we see that Robert becomes 'attracted' to Jake. And therefor is afraid of this attraction for fear of what it may do to him. :confused: Does that make any sense?

Then there are people that simply disaprove of the gay lifestyle in the sense that it is wrong, unhealthy, or dangerous or whatever. They do not hate gays, they just hate their ways and would hope that they could be.... Nevermind. This is where too much controversy comes into play. :( But this shouldn't be called homophobia. It seems like there should be a better word for it. I know one word some people like to use...
Fascist or Bigot. :rolleyes: I'll admit. I'm very very conservative. But I don't see myself as a fascist and certainly not a bigot. Maybe more of an authoritarian.

I hope my attempt to explain this didn't offend anyone. I truly apologize if I did. :(

[ 09. December 2003, 02:52: Message edited by: Capt. Murphy ]

Loner_Person
09-12-03, 04:14
My worst fear would be Fire, I get freaked out by it easiliy, just the thought of burning alive...ugh. :(

AnotherLara
09-12-03, 04:28
Originally posted by Annacia:
Can't think of anything 'cept maybe something like cancer. That would scare me.

That would scare anyone. :(

[ 09. December 2003, 04:31: Message edited by: Jiao ]

Melonie Tomb Raider
09-12-03, 04:45
hmm.... My biggest fear would be if something happened to my family, but if you are talking about me myself I'd say my biggest fear would be of dogs. I love dogs, but not dogs I don't know because they always have something against me! :mad: It's crazy! lol. I have been bitten by dogs, chased by dogs, and then one time there was this HUGE dog and a tiny gate keeping me from him and i thought he was cute so I was like ,' Aww you're cute" and it started barking SOOO LOUDLY! And showing his teeth and charging right for me! :eek: He owuld have EASILY jumped over that gate, but I just went with my reflexes and jumped backwards as far as I could and he stopped then, that was pretty scary for me lol. So yeah, dogs are my biggest fear as embarrassing as that is. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

shandroid
09-12-03, 05:34
Hi Capt. Murphy!

Well, I went to a few sites to research the word "homophobia" and found some interesting things. The best definition encompassed your teacher's definition as well as the dictionary definition. So we are both right ;) It came from menstuff.org:

Definition

There are four basic levels of Homophobia:

1. The fear and hatred of gays and lesbians. Gay and lesbian people live in constant fear of assault and harassment. They are regularly attacked for no other reason than their assailants' homophobia. (96% of gay men have experienced verbal abuse because of their sexual preference, over 40% have experienced physical violence.)

2. The fear of being perceived as gay or lesbian. Gay people are forced to stay in the closet for fear of suffering the prejudices and further pain. Whether gay, bisexual or heterosexual, men are afraid to ask for and to express the physical caring and emotional intimacy we feel for one another for fear of being thought "gay". Men often place demands on women to provide the nurturance, touching and affection they can not seek from one another.

3. The fear of one's own sexual or physical attraction for same-sex individuals. It is natural to be attracted to and even turned on by same-sex people. We do not have to choose to act on these feelings; nor do we have to suppress them, run away from them, or hurt others to prove we're a "real" man.

4. The fear of being gay or lesbian. On average, one person in ten is gay. Amongst your family members, your friends, your co-workers, the public figures you admire, one in every ten is gay. While some have been embittered by society's prejudices, the vast majority of gay people lead diverse, well adjusted, satisfying lives.

Capt. Murphy
09-12-03, 19:38
Hi Shandroid http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif So, there are types/levels of homophobia. In the words of Johnny Carson; "I did not know that." http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif :D

Hi Mel. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif I've had my fair share of encounters with viscious dogs. When I was a small child, maybe around 3 (I'm only gues'timating :confused: ) my parents had a Collie (just like Lassie). They said it was jealous of me and that's why it knocked me down and tried to bite me. :mad: I can still remember that although it is a bit "foggy". I seem to remember; it was at night, my mom and dad were with me, being knocked down on the porch steps by that dog and it standing in front of me growling. In fact I believe he was standing on my chest looking me in the face - growling. I'm sure dear ol' dad gave him a right swift kick. :D But I don't think I was too scared about it since I was probably too young to understand what was going on.

I can also remember as ^very little kid we would drive by this "Mac Trucks" place. On the sign was a bull-dog. My mom would point to it and say; "Doggy Bite, Doggy Bite." I guess she was trying to teach me be wary of dogs. especially Bull-dogs.

Thanks Mom http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

[ 09. December 2003, 19:43: Message edited by: Capt. Murphy ]

Melonie Tomb Raider
09-12-03, 20:31
Woa that sounds like quite an experience capt. murphey, that would have really freaked me out! :eek:

baby_devil912002
09-12-03, 21:14
wow...lots of people with fears...another one of mine was having a witch for my 1st grade teacher....I learned that she just loved teddy bears http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

julialee
09-12-03, 21:21
Being stuck in a place with lots of butterflies http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
or in a hot country on a dark night with thoes massive moths fllying around my head :eek: http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif
Eating Australian bush Tuckker http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Miss60
09-12-03, 21:26
Originally posted by shandroid:
Hey Capt. Murphy, if you are defining homophobia for us because of what Marianne said, you might want to check out her post again. I think she may have a fear of blood.
That's correct shandroid, my apologies if anyone misunderstood me...I'm absolutely not a homophobe in any way http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Though I understand perfectly well how the two could be mistaken, BUT: hemophobia is a fear of blood, like shandroid said ;)

stephaniedp
09-12-03, 21:52
Spiders here too. It is so bad that I have considered therapy.

rogue_eclipse
10-12-03, 02:14
exccelent explanation Cpt Murphy. No offence taken on my part.

My fear is not reaching my true potencial. I'd hate to live an 'unlived life'. Or to never "growing". This quote might make that clearer: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have alredy mastered, you will never grow." I strive for knowledge and I fear becoming ignorant and powerless when it comes to what I know. After all, knowledge is power but I think that wisdom is essential to using that power correctly.

Rogue http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/mischievous.gif

natalie13_au
10-12-03, 02:33
I hate caterpillars http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif