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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by YutoTheOrc » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Blocking out emotions is good at the moment, but generally it will explode when you least expect it. Like Hisao's heart, he clearly didn't expect it then :P.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by ARandomSloth » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:46 pm

I have ridiculously severe acrophobia (I've had breakdowns from standing on chairs) and not so severe Athazagoraphobia which causes anxiety attacks from time to time (which have certainly scared my friends on several occasions). Other than those two, I'd say maybe Agoraphobia but I have my reasons for that fear so I don't know if it should be considered irrational.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Valjean Lafitte » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:36 am

It's not exactly crippling, but my older sister and I both suffer from Trypophobia, the fear of or feeling of repulsion triggered by patterns and clusters of holes and other round shapes (though in her case she's more afraid of things that are have cracks or things in nature that are segmented by lines into patterns of shapes, like an intricate spider web or dry, cracked mud). Me, I can't stand to look at a wasps nest for more than a few seconds and lotus flowers are my worst nightmare.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by YZQ » Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:20 pm

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by cpl_crud » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:35 am

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Do any of the girls have phobias? I can't think of any right now.
I'm pretty sure Hanako doesn't like most humans.
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I also have an animal phobia that has shaped my life significantly. In high school i let a few friends know about this, which led to a lot of abuse in years 7-9, but eventually everyone got over it. After moving to uni i was very cautious about people I trusted with my secret.


I can't lie; my experience influenced the Hanako path, but I don't think she has a phobia.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Broken Yet Whole » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:29 pm

Oh god, Phobias. I suffer from a crippling fear of Snakes, Insects, Spiders, Heights, Falling, Small Spaces, Lizards, Frogs, and Social Situations.

I've been going to therapy for my Social Phobia, so that's improving, slowly, but it is.

I empathize with those who feel fear, those who say they are fearless are lying.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Munchenhausen » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:05 am

Broken Yet Whole wrote: I empathize with those who feel fear, those who say they are fearless are lying.
To fear is to be human, to be fearless is to be stupid.
Unless it's a Honeybadger.
You don't fuck with Honeybadgers.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Broken Yet Whole » Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:44 am

Munchenhausen wrote: To fear is to be human, to be fearless is to be stupid.
Unless it's a Honeybadger.
You don't fuck with Honeybadgers.
You don't fuck with Honey Badgers EVER. They'll fuck shit up real fast.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Munchenhausen » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:10 am

Broken Yet Whole wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote: To fear is to be human, to be fearless is to be stupid.
Unless it's a Honeybadger.
You don't fuck with Honeybadgers.
You don't fuck with Honey Badgers EVER. They'll fuck shit up real fast.
Honeybadgers are like that guy that sits outside the front of the pub wih a pint and a fag who don't do anything until you annoy them, at which point they'll come after you and won't stop until the police arrive.

Except there are no police in the animal kingdom.
There is no escape.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Broken Yet Whole » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:40 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:
Broken Yet Whole wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote: To fear is to be human, to be fearless is to be stupid.
Unless it's a Honeybadger.
You don't fuck with Honeybadgers.
You don't fuck with Honey Badgers EVER. They'll fuck shit up real fast.
Honeybadgers are like that guy that sits outside the front of the pub wih a pint and a fag who don't do anything until you annoy them, at which point they'll come after you and won't stop until the police arrive.

Except there are no police in the animal kingdom.
There is no escape.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Steinherz » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:06 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:
Broken Yet Whole wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote: To fear is to be human, to be fearless is to be stupid.
Unless it's a Honeybadger.
You don't fuck with Honeybadgers.
You don't fuck with Honey Badgers EVER. They'll fuck shit up real fast.
Honeybadgers are like that guy that sits outside the front of the pub wih a pint and a fag who don't do anything until you annoy them, at which point they'll come after you and won't stop until the police arrive.

Except there are no police in the animal kingdom.
There is no escape.
I'd like to mention a time in Dungeons and Dragons where half of my party was almost gibbed by a Dire Honey Badger. Because our Swashbuckler stuck his head down a hole.
Those fucking things are vicious :lol:
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Broken Yet Whole » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:10 pm

Steinherz wrote:
Munchenhausen wrote: Honeybadgers are like that guy that sits outside the front of the pub wih a pint and a fag who don't do anything until you annoy them, at which point they'll come after you and won't stop until the police arrive.

Except there are no police in the animal kingdom.
There is no escape.
I'd like to mention a time in Dungeons and Dragons where half of my party was almost gibbed by a Dire Honey Badger. Because our Swashbuckler stuck his head down a hole.
Those fucking things are vicious :lol:
I know how vicious honey badgers are, but they don't rank anywhere on my list of crippling phobias, because Animals, to me, are soft, furry, and, even though deadly, not scary.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by erundil » Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:49 pm

My case: fear of dogs.

When I was 6 a big dog (think: some crossbred thing bigger than german shepherd) grabbed my hand and dragged me over 30 meters through the backyard. My hand was badly mutilated. Ever since then I react with panic attack each time a dog barks close to me, or sneaks up on me. Whenever it happens my brain just shuts down and I act beyond control. When I was younger I'd throw myself to the ground and start kicking the air in the direction of the dog. Now that I'm older I usually kick it standing, because they are no longer taller than me. When kicking I keep my hands close to face or chest, or even behind my back (trying to protect them, I suppose). One time I almost killed a dog, because: 1. I'm grown up now, 2. the dog was quite small (you know, the smaller the dog, the louder it barks), 3. i kicked it into the air and it landed on a crowded street. >_< Luckily in the end my kick and fall damage was the only harm done, but it was a close call.
Usually the owners of the dogs don't believe me that it was a reflex and I didn't do it out of malicious, sadistic nature.
Back in the day when I had a girlfriend, she didn't warn me that she has a dog, so when I came to visit her and heard a bark behind the door, I jumped back at first, then when she calmed me down, I explained things and she had to lock her dog in the bathroom before I could come in. Quite problematic. I'm also not sure if she ever believed me that I wasn't exaggerating.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by d2r » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:39 am

erundil wrote:My case: fear of dogs.

When I was 6 a big dog (think: some crossbred thing bigger than german shepherd) grabbed my hand and dragged me over 30 meters through the backyard. My hand was badly mutilated. Ever since then I react with panic attack each time a dog barks close to me, or sneaks up on me. Whenever it happens my brain just shuts down and I act beyond control. When I was younger I'd throw myself to the ground and start kicking the air in the direction of the dog. Now that I'm older I usually kick it standing, because they are no longer taller than me. When kicking I keep my hands close to face or chest, or even behind my back (trying to protect them, I suppose). One time I almost killed a dog, because: 1. I'm grown up now, 2. the dog was quite small (you know, the smaller the dog, the louder it barks), 3. i kicked it into the air and it landed on a crowded street. >_< Luckily in the end my kick and fall damage was the only harm done, but it was a close call.
Usually the owners of the dogs don't believe me that it was a reflex and I didn't do it out of malicious, sadistic nature.
Back in the day when I had a girlfriend, she didn't warn me that she has a dog, so when I came to visit her and heard a bark behind the door, I jumped back at first, then when she calmed me down, I explained things and she had to lock her dog in the bathroom before I could come in. Quite problematic. I'm also not sure if she ever believed me that I wasn't exaggerating.
I, too, have always been afraid of dogs, although not to the same extent.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by emmjay » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:22 am

I've long had a phobia of dogs. It's not as bad as when I was a kid (I was absolutely terrified of dogs then), but there's still a part of me that's absolutely convinced that every dog I see has it in for me personally. Even with dogs I know well, I won't put my hand anywhere near their mouth for fear they'll bite my fingers off. (And yet, I still think puppies are cuter than kittens.)
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