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Phobias and Weird Compulsions [Nov. 8th, 2007|02:49 pm]
Miss Von Trapp

Firework night passed by a little easier this year.

I only ran away screaming from garden fireworks about three times - a catherine wheel I panicked about, and two bomb things that went higher than expected and were ricocheting off the tree in random directions.  I spilled mulled wine all down myself at that point.

I held a sparkler for the second year in a row as well. Last year was the first time.

The cats were less bothered than I was, and I still jumped and squealed in the living room when rockets went bang outside.

I have a firework phobia - which stems from when I was about 6 or 7 and went to a friends firework party.

A big rocket fell over in its milk bottle and whizzed by about 5 inches from my ankle. We all jumped into the hedge when it went past otherwise it would have hit us, and we were taken inside and given cocoa.

I have been uber-scared of fireworks ever since and don't go out on bonfire night. Up until last year I've always watched from indoors - school ones from the staff room etc etc.

To top it all, I had to confront my other phobia on firework night too...

Exploding balloons!

Ellie, who is 10, had devised a game in which things were hidden inside balloons that could only be retrieved by bursting.

I stayed in the kitchen till it was over.


I suppose in general I have a fear of sudden noises, to go with my phobia of big spiders, drowning, monsters eating my ankles if I hang them out of the bed, wrists (blame 'SCUM' the movie) and vertigo.

I don't like my bellybutton being touched either. When I was a kid I had an 'outy' and the doctor said if it didn't go away they'd operate. I used to press it a lot because it was funny.
It went in as I got older thankfully, but now it's an 'innie' I can't touch it. It makes me feel sick if I think about it lol!

If you thought balloons and bellybuttons were odd, my sister has an irrational fear of buttons.

Only the ones with holes in - but she doesn't know why except that she screams, shakes and cries when she sees them - she can't control it!!

She also can't walk over manholes or on lines.  I avoid the cracks - but that's only because the bears will get me - so we both know where that one came from.


Ho hum.


[User Picture]From: hawklord2112
2007-11-08 03:06 pm (UTC)

my what strage phobias...

and a new icon, to boot!
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-08 03:22 pm (UTC)

Re: my what strage phobias...

I was very drunk on mulled wine by the time this photo was taken. The glasses are from a game where you have to do cup and ball or play quoits wearing them etc....

Firework photos are on myspace:)
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[User Picture]From: hennepin
2007-11-08 03:17 pm (UTC)
I love your new icon!

And you're right... Buttons!? I think I need to cultivate some odd phobias of my own.

My only phobia really is of house plants... which may or may not be odd....
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2007-11-08 03:23 pm (UTC)

Houseplants may well be on that site lol! I'm not scared of those, but they may be scared of me as I can't seem to keep any alive for very long!!
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[User Picture]From: tylorva
2007-11-08 04:34 pm (UTC)
I have a fear of corpses.

I'm not afraid of death as such, just dead things. I do not like being near dead things, let alone looking at them or... god forbid... touching them.

Which is kind of odd, given my infatuation with undead and necromancy in fiction and RPGs. ;)
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