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Author Topic: What scares you?  (Read 1948 times)

Kyle VOltti

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« on: March 02, 2006, 08:47:32 PM »
ok... What scares you? What scared the hell out of you?  For me, the scariest thing I can remember was when I was young was waking up one night with my door closed to my bedroom.  Pitch black… I couldn’t find the door.. When I did finally find the door I couldn’t find the door knob… I pounded on the door… It seemed like forever before my mother came and opened up the door….

Take what scared you… really scared you and make your players feel that too
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 10:39:07 PM »
Zombies, zombies scare the hell out of me....so bad that my mental health doctor said I should stop everything with zombies because it can give me Post tramatic stress...
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 08:09:35 AM »
Public speaking infront of a room of strangers.  

Walking up to the podium, feeling every foot step becoming heavier then the last.  The feeling of all eyes in the room singling on you.  Slight murmur in the back, followed by a supressed chuckle.  You feel that little bead of swet on your brow as another one runs down from your arm pit.  As you reach the podium and face the crowd all noises stop, except you hear that damn cricket chirp.  

You unfold your notes and clear your throat.  The sound reverberating off of the walls.  You know what you've written, you've practiced it a hundred times, but in this instance the entire thing has lept from your brain.  Even worse, you know everyone in the room knows you've completely forgotten also.  So you take to your notes but the words look to be in some foreign language and you have to decipher every single one.  You struggle finding the way to form sounds as if some infant learning to speak.

You then get into that tunnel vision mode where the only thing that exists is you and your notes.  All else is irrelivant.  You pour through your notes.  You then have some flash back to high school and a teacher saying "Remember to make eye contact".  So like some robot you look up and scan the audiance, then it's right back to your notes.  Periods, comas, all those things you probably thought were funny when you practiced in front of your mirror - meaningless.  

You rattle off what was supposed to be a 5 minute speach in about 1 1/2 minutes.  You look up and see the blank stairs, knowing they are expecting more.  The awkward pause lasts an eternity, as you expectantly wait for the applause you deserve.  Then it dawns on you.  They have no idea your done.  So you say thank you, pause and head out of the room.  All you can do now is leave the room and hope to god no one notices the waterfall of sweat that's been poaring down your back.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 10:12:55 AM »
Waking up to something crawling on me.  A spider in the chest hair is never a happy way to wake up.

What kryyst said about speaches.  I didn't even like reading that.

Feeling like I'm being followed or watched.  A light, or a paintings eyes that seem to follow you across the room.
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 10:16:58 AM »
When I was a kid I once got lost inside a haunted house.  I got stuck in a dark corner where I could actually see my parents talking outside.  I stood there for what felt like hours just pounding, crying, and screaming for they're help.  I was facing the wrong bloody way.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006, 11:13:27 AM »
For some reason, the thought of aliens coming into my house while I'm in bed scares the piss out of me.

It all started back when I read Contact back in middle school.  What a mistake!

To this day, if I see a special on aliens on TV, I have trouble sleeping that night.  I don't believe they exist - that doesn't stop them from creeping me out, though.

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006, 02:28:53 PM »
The dark. And closets, unless the door is shut. Ajar closet doors in a dark room are the worst. :o
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006, 08:46:44 PM »
Hospital environments. Needles and scalpels.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006, 09:44:55 PM »
We used to be afraid of the dark when we were young.  But we figured out the best way to fight this fear: become scarier than anything that would dare lurk in the darkness.  :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2006, 09:49:05 PM »
Quote from: Redcap
We used to be afraid of the dark when we were young.  But we figured out the best way to fight this fear: become scarier than anything that would dare lurk in the darkness.  :)


The smiley face kind of nullifies the scariness. ;)
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2006, 09:54:11 PM »
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The smiley face kind of nullifies the scariness. ;)


We find smiley faces can bring terror.  Especially certain large ones (if you click on them).

Terror usually hides behind a bland and smiling face, ready to gut you when you turn your back.
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2006, 02:27:43 AM »
Immobilization, comes from when I got 3rd degree burns just after my first birthday(oddly still not afraid of fire). Because of the danger of infection I got bundled up so badly I could barely move.

My worst nightmare is being trapped under a mountian and only able to barely move my head.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2006, 04:14:06 AM »
I'm (slightly) claustrophobic.
For the rest : nah...

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2006, 03:40:35 AM »
For actual scaredy terror, that gut-wrenching fear that makes a person so irrational that they are virtually worthless for anything other than screaming?

It's always personal, and it's always all about violence towards me and my family. Monsters, Aliens, and Serial Killers are things I generally only find terrifying when it comes to my daughter.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2006, 03:29:40 PM »
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For actual scaredy terror, that gut-wrenching fear that makes a person so irrational that they are virtually worthless for anything other than screaming?

It's always personal, and it's always all about violence towards me and my family. Monsters, Aliens, and Serial Killers are things I generally only find terrifying when it comes to my daughter.

So that moment in the Shops when you  notice your daughter has wandered off and you can't see her imediatly...... yeah.... that'd scare me