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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I danced with my snake in a show on Sat night (last week) and ran into a bunch of people with (what to them is) an irrational fear of snakes.

For performance stuff in the past I have had to figure out what my irrational fears are, and defeat some of them.
I was terrified of microphones, for example. I treated them as if they would bite me.

What are your irrational fears?


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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88Jack88


88Jack88

newbie
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 21
Posted:I used to freak out with fire around helium balloons. I just got images of everything just exploding. It was a real hit at birthday parties

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:Korean girls.

They just beat the living begezus out of me.


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Boo_Bunny
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Boo_Bunny

Sparkely arty Mormon rainbow fairy
Location: infront of you, United Kingdom

Total posts: 933
Posted:Escalators.

I cant walk past the top of one because i panic.


Property of Fine_Rabid_Dog

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MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California, USA

Total posts: 195
Posted:Tight spaces that I can't get out of
Everyone forgetting that I exist
Falling from high places (really high, 8 foot unicycles don't count wink)
Letting everyone down

geez-o, I'm really letting HoP in on my psyche here. meh, might as well


"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside, Australia

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Balloons. I can't touch them with out cowering and whimpering like a child! I don't like them, I can't trust them, I can't blow them up, I can't tie them..I don't like the way they give people frights when they burst frown

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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myco
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

myco


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 2084
Posted:one word......clowns


roarfire and jack...i know a few people who are scared of baloons, or 'those bangy things' as they've been fearfully refered to.


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jeff(fake)


jeff(fake)

Scientist of Fortune
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 1189
Posted:Written by: KaelGotRice

Korean girls.

They just beat the living begezus out of me.

Some people would pay a lot of money to get beaten by Korean girls. spank


According to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle of Quantum Dynamics, we may already be making love right now...

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Sakura_Moon


Sakura_Moon

Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...

Total posts: 1803
Posted:Korean girls - they beat the living begezus out of me, too.
Its a taekwondo thing.


.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kin...

Total posts: 665
Posted:Written by: 88Jack88

I used to freak out with fire around helium balloons. I just got images of everything just exploding. It was a real hit at birthday parties



You know that helium is a nobel gas right? And is therefore unreactive. Now if party balloons were filled with hydrogen then I'd be with you on this one.

Personally the only thing that I fear are Morris Dancers - there's something very unsettling about them.


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...

Total posts: 10530
Posted:"Carnies...small hands"
- Austin Powers

I hate lifts (elevators), but i can use them...sometimes, when feeling cocky, i can jump in them, but only for so long...

Im not into lage crowds either, dunno why, it might just be cos im insecure or something...


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I'm scared of things flapping around me like pigeons or moths. Totally stupid fear but I don't seam to be able to get over it no matter how hard I try. I am better than I was though. I don't run away screaming and crying any more.

I'm also claustraphobic. I got trapped in a toy draw when I was little, hiding from one of my brothers. It scared the bajeebus out of me and whenever I get trapped in small spaces that panic re-visits me and makes me go a bit freaky.


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:Snakes give me nightmares esp after seeing indiana jones with all those snakes everwhere...eugh
But is a fear of snakes really irrational? i mean they can bite you or strangle you to death and i'm sure fearing a painful death is rational...isn't it??

Clowns or anyone with facepaints or a mask on. I just can't look at them and i hate it when they try to talk to me!! Oh and those people in big giant fluffy costumes with the giant heads!....just thinking about them freaks me out


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MissEgyptology
BRONZE Member since Feb 2005

MissEgyptology

officially expelled from BYU
Location: Southern California, USA

Total posts: 195
Posted:I don't understand why everyone hates on clowns...it just doesn't make sense to me. Maybe that's because I've been a clown, but that's not the point!

"So Miss, I think you win the prize... A mormon egyptologist in a firespinning chat room... that's gotta be a record of some kind"
-NYC

Thanks, NYC,but I quit mormonism now XD

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
Posted:Linz, you scare me sometimes.

Not irrationally though. wink


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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drakematrix
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH, USA

Total posts: 174
Posted:well my roomate's ex was terrified of clowns... it was a combination of because of the clown doll in Poltergeist... And because as a child, there was someone who was kidnapping kids in her neighborhood, who was dressed as a clown. I've had other friends who were afraid of them because of the movie "it".



Me, I have an issue with ventriloquist dummies. I don't run in terror when I see one or anything, but I definately wouldn't want to be alone in a darkened room with one of them... I suppose it's just because of movies like Child's play, or all kinds of different episodes of tales from the crypt or the outer limits, where the dummy was possessed eek, or really a mask covering an evil siamese twin eek, stuff like that...



As far as snakes go, never was afraid of those, I have one as a pet, and she's my little angel. But I love bringing her out and watching big burly guys quake in fear that this tiny little cornsnake is going to gobble them up nana


What exactly do I have to light on fire to get you to notice me?

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:don't get me started on those freaky ventriloquist dummies
*runs off in fear*


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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:priests. they scare me. not a big fan of the clergy, when they look at me, it feels like thier examining my soul and putting little red circles around the bits they dont like

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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drakematrix
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

drakematrix

Maker of the Cheesecake
Location: Akron, OH, USA

Total posts: 174
Posted:I was raised catholic, I don't want to know what my priest was drawing little red circles around...

What exactly do I have to light on fire to get you to notice me?

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Parafinfairy
SILVER Member since Sep 2003

Parafinfairy

old hand
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 845
Posted:Snakes and even worms to the point that I can't even look at pics of them. Although Bens trying to help me get over it but its so hard. I get so frightened looking at the pictures. Its definately irrational fear for me though.

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!

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monkeynamedspank


monkeynamedspank

Padawan
Location: Bolton

Total posts: 197
Posted:Old people. They're all small, old and wrinkly and glare at you in the street.

Damn the addictiveness of forums! (Or should it be addictivity?)

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DFZ
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

DFZ

Christian Death Metal Anyone?
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Total posts: 313
Posted:My biggest irrational fear is lizards. They terrify me, like Arachnophobia but the lizard kind.

Otherwise i dislike silence, when there is no noise what-so-ever i start to freak out.


Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
-- Steven Wright

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside, Australia

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Yeah I'd have to agree with the silence one too.

I freak out about moths...especially when you spray them and they go crazy and fly towards you like kamakazee maniacs!

And frogs....I can't go near frogs...like my fear of balloons I can't trust them....I don't know when they're going to suddenly jump and then I'll jump and squeal and run away! Lol


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas, Australia

Total posts: 3776
Posted:hmm...i think this has been done...as i thought this was the other thread... confused



but anyhoo...i'm scared of clowns & morris dancers!! ubblol



tongue


do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:OMG eek

SPIDERS! I won't even touch a dead one. *shudder*

I won't even touch a photo of one.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2444
Posted:Fireworks.

Gayle.....!

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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United ...

Total posts: 3276
Posted:Spiders
Balloons (not as much now tho thanks to Bovril monkey)
Heights
... pretty much everything really. xxx


tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 5125
Posted:hights, but i use stilts, and rockclimb biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*

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Dixie
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Dixie

old hand
Location: Darkest Bedford., United Kingd...

Total posts: 740
Posted:Rodents on my head.
I love mouses and stuff the rest of the time but not on my head!
Scottish people.
I understand that they are nice and stuff, but I always feel like I am in trouble when I talk to them. Except scottish ladies, they have really cute voices! ubblove
Being forgotten.
Easily done.
Oh-- and spiders of course! Although it kinda manifests as more of a genocidal hate than fear these days!*Kill-kill-kill--rargh*
Not fair, spider be so small and have eight legs, I want eight legs!


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tainted


tainted

addict
Location: London

Total posts: 422
Posted:Balloons - esp when they go pop....I freak out at parties when theres balloons people seem to get the need to pop them Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh but the worst is STICKERS i hate them esp when there peeling off Ahhhhhhhhhh I cry and throw up. There EVIL.............................................................. eek

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
Posted:dogs. i'm not much of a dog peron. they're too egar to bite and lick

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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