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On the subject of fearworks... [Nov. 6th, 2004|06:59 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |jumpy]
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Imagine the wide-eyed look of panic that a bunny has when caught in car headlights...

That's me on bonfire night that is!!!

*Fearworks* utterly terrify me - used to have to go to school displays when I was little and stand behind glass in the staff room because I was too scared to go outside. I was always frightened by those adverts about them - and panicky-confused about whether or not my jeans should be tucked into my wellingtons or left out in case a rocket landed in them...

These bastards are to blame!!

It wasn't until I was 26 that I held a sparkler - and even that was at arms length, with gloves, and holding my breath in abject horror!!

I think it stems back from a birthday/bonfire party I went to when I was about six. We were all outside, enjoying the display, and a rocket FELL OVER when it went off... We all had to jump sideways into the hedge to avoid it, the display was stopped and we all went in for cake and cocoa... I remember it vividly. That or I'm just a wuss about loud, sudden bangs...

(oo-er!)

I'm the same with thunderstorms - fine if I'm indoors (if not slightly hyper) but practically wetting myself with fear if it starts when I'm outside:/

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For this reason, I am staying INDOORS tonight. I have loud music on in the loft and am attempting some tidying... I am also ill with an ague - yes, the dreaded lurgy has hit me - and am enjoying anadin, benylin and maybe a glass of english mead before I go to bed...

Ho hum. Fearworks are so much SAFER when you are indoors and away from them;)

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In Other News

Have slightly edited my userinfo page to include links to the 'How I got Goth' article, and the 'Goth is Dead - Long Live Goth' one... The things I do when I'm bored, eh?

*buggers off upstairs*
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From: czol
2004-11-06 11:10 am (UTC)
I'm the same - something in my subconscious says loud bangs = danger, & I tense up whenever one of the damn things go off...
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-06 11:12 am (UTC)
Perhaps we were soldiers in a past life? Both died from shell attack in the war or were bombed or something?

Do you have the urge to hide under the table whenever something loud goes off - or reach for the mask if anyone yells 'GAS'?? I know I do...

*grin*
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From: czol
2004-11-07 06:40 am (UTC)
Nah, I think I must have been a small fluffy animal in a previous life - when I hear a firework I freeze, & my body tenses up & does the whole 'fight or flight' thing, then I remember it's only fireworks, & I relax a little. Until the next one goes off. And the next one...
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-06 12:22 pm (UTC)
Utterly agreed. Save them for hauge displays on the Thames and whatnot - anything else is a just a waste and I reckon they exist purely for the sole purpose of scaring me rigid anyway;)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-06 04:07 pm (UTC)
Depends on the context. I'm looking at the music/fashion scene and general pop culture here rather than the classic archetype.
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[User Picture]From: bexylu
2004-11-06 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hope you survived!!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-06 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'm ALIIIIIVE!!!!

*shudders uncontrollably*
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[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2004-11-06 03:20 pm (UTC)
shame you're not well...

you missed tomas eating dave's fajitas, dave's fajitas, and me trying to play as "drusilla" from buffy/angel. i can do teh "away with the faires"... just not the londoner accent.

still, alex got who i was supposed to be...

hope you feel better soon...
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-06 04:07 pm (UTC)
So do I. Having the lurgy suxxors!!
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[User Picture]From: joysilence
2004-11-07 02:32 am (UTC)
Wondering about Orlando? Wonder no more! At least, frontman dickon_edwards appears to be a genuine lj (my sister's been stalking him a bit in London and confirms he is indeed him, if you know what I mean.)
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-08 05:31 am (UTC)
Oh yay for Dickon!!

(I have added him too...)
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[User Picture]From: joysilence
2004-11-08 08:14 am (UTC)
I would too, but I'd just be so +crushed+ if he didn't add me back, I don't dare to :/
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[User Picture]From: vashe
2004-11-09 11:42 am (UTC)
"We were all outside, enjoying the display, and a rocket FELL OVER when it went off... "

EXACTLY THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME! I ended up with six adults ontop of me, behind an oak tree! Freaky, eh? xx
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-11-09 12:28 pm (UTC)
Bees, fireworks...

YOU ARE MY MINIME!!!!

*trembles*
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