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Poll: Which of these fears do you have? (343 votes)

Heights 43%
Thunder/lightning 3%
Needles/injections 18%
The dark 11%
Flying 8%
Ghosts 4%
Small spaces 16%
Public speaking 37%
ALIENS (for Patrick) 3%
Dying 27%
Being alone 20%
Spiders 43%
Snakes 17%
Clowns 10%

You know, a positive poll for a change

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#51 Posted by Vade (399 posts) -

I marked spiders, but I actually like spiders. It's those flying big bugs that worry me though. Big spider with wings? Check.

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#52 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1846 posts) -

As some great people have said, I don't have a fear of heights. I have a fear of falling from heights.

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#53 Edited by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

I chose dying, being alone, the dark, and ghosts.

The 'ghosts' I fear come from this game. D:

(Those faces... Those death animations... D: D: D: )

@intro said:

None of those.

Bees.

And yes, I must disapprove of this poll's distinct lack of a Bees option. :P

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#54 Posted by SuperTess (152 posts) -

Not on this list, but I have a big fear of being underwater. I actually really love being in the water and love the ocean, as long as my head is above water. Drew talking about diving during the Reef Shot Quick Look was really cool and then he got to the part where he talked about them ripping the masks off during certification. TERRIFYING.

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#55 Posted by Cyrus_Saren (555 posts) -

Dying, being alone, and public speaking for me.

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come on guys, how can you hate these cuties?

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST KILL IT WITH FIRE

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#58 Posted by Kaiserreich (891 posts) -

Heights, public speaking, spiders, and clowns.

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#59 Posted by MrT (200 posts) -

a real man has no fear besides AIDS

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#60 Edited by stryker1121 (2074 posts) -

@pyromagnestir: The idea of being trapped in a small space and unable to move terrifies me. Was just reading one of Song of Ice N Fire books where a character describes an oubliette under Casterly Rock that "fits a man as tight as a suit of armor." You can't move, you can't sit, and you can't stop the rats from gnawing your toes. That would be my hell, even without the rats.

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#61 Posted by pyromagnestir (4443 posts) -

@stryker1121:

I agree. It's not so much even the tight space, it's the being unable to do what I want with my own body aspect that freaks me out. A lack of control. It's the reason why the idea of being paralyzed freaks me out so much.

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#62 Posted by Bocam (4099 posts) -

I don't like blood

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#63 Posted by RobotHamster (4249 posts) -

Fuck spiders, public speaking and needles. All those other things I'm alright with.

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#64 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

While I wouldn't say I like most of those things listed, I don't think I have an inordinate fear of any of them. Except maybe clowns.

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#65 Posted by ripelivejam (10391 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:
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come on guys, how can you hate these cuties?

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST KILL IT WITH FIRE

naw they're harmless

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DOUSE THESE MOTHERFUCKERS WITH FIRE AND NAPALM AND ACID AND SALT THE EARTH FOR GOOD MEASURE THO

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#66 Posted by beepmachine (631 posts) -

Heights, flying, spiders, and clowns. I almost picked snakes too but that's more of a "this thing can kill me I'm running away" fear, whereas my fear of spiders is more primal. Really just all insects can fucking die.

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#67 Posted by MocBucket62 (1811 posts) -

I'm afraid of spiders and heights. As for snakes, my college's mascot is a moccasin so oddly enough I'm not that afraid of snakes.

But in all seriousness, don't fuck with an actual moccasin, it will attack without being provoked.

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#68 Posted by panvixyl (337 posts) -

I am legit terrified at the thought of being eaten alive.

:(

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#69 Posted by Turambar (7992 posts) -

Public speaking is one common fear that I'll never understand. It's so easy.

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#70 Posted by mordukai (8446 posts) -

Seriously? I have none of those?! I think I need to get checked.

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#71 Edited by Nictel (2695 posts) -

I have this weird version of fear of heights. I can stand on the tallest building. No problem. But stairs/escalators that are in an open space: fuck that.

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#72 Edited by CastroCasper (1499 posts) -

You forgot nuclear warfare.

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#73 Edited by MildMolasses (3200 posts) -

Radioboxes in polls? Outrageous!

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#74 Posted by OfficeGamer (1120 posts) -

Heights, tight spaces and snakes. And centipedes.

I like spiders and I enjoy public speaking!

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#75 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Read "public speaking" as "public parking" I guess I could see how somebody might be afraid of that.

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#76 Edited by Sanity (2145 posts) -

Spiders, public speaking, and dying are my big ones. Heights used to bother me but working construction has changed that, im nervous when im on a roof sometimes but not so much that it locks me up with fear.

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#77 Edited by Krataur (487 posts) -

Public speaking, though I've largely gotten over that. And I lie more on the rational fear of falling side than the irrational fear of heights in general. I'm fine with flying and love rollercoasters, for example, and would probably enjoy skydiving and bungee jumping. But tall ladders paralyze me and if you get me near the edge of a cliff...well, you'll never get me near the edge of a cliff.

It's mostly whether I feel secure or not from falling that triggers the fear, the height doesn't matter.

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#78 Posted by MezZa (2520 posts) -

Heights, public speaking, and spiders. So if you really want to torture me, make me give a public speech while covered in spiders and hanging from a skyscraper.

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#79 Posted by CaLe (4752 posts) -

What is scary about being alone? I don't get that one.

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#80 Edited by Rmack (1113 posts) -

I have an irrational fear of vomit.

(As opposed to, you know, a rational fear of vomit).

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#81 Edited by MOAB (550 posts) -

SHARKS

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#82 Edited by supermonkey122 (1191 posts) -

Fucking spiders. Disgusting little shits. Started with Resident Evil 2, the sewer level.

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#83 Edited by ShockD (2487 posts) -

Spiders and needles. They make me tremble equally.

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#84 Edited by Gmanall (1708 posts) -

Sponges....fucking evil...

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#85 Edited by InternetCrab (1581 posts) -

The dark, dying and clowns. Also, what is up with the new Giantbomb? I've been away for months.

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#86 Edited by Christophorius (6 posts) -
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OMG :( So many fears(

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#87 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (6039 posts) -

I fear a vagina with teeth, it is common, or so I hear. It is common to fear it, not common to find it physically manifest that is to say.

@video_game_king said:

Why would I openly reveal my fears?

So you fear 'fear' itself.

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”

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#88 Posted by TooWalrus (13392 posts) -

None of the above? I suppose those giant mega-spiders are creepy, I wouldn't want to cuddle with one, but I'm not particularly scared of them. I'm not scared of much.

...so Other: kidney stones.

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#89 Edited by Dchao (60 posts) -

I think my biggest fear is being alone.

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#90 Edited by BaneFireLord (3160 posts) -

I have no problem with snakes on film or in pictures, but fuck those things IRL. They're like horrific sentient tails.

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#91 Posted by Scrawnto (2552 posts) -

Heights, spiders, and dying here. You could also add talking to strangers. I don't mind public speaking, but trying to strike up a conversation with someone to whom I have not been introduced terrifies me. And that's why I'm seeing a therapist next Friday.

But heights, jeeze. I get nervous even two feet above ground level. Standing on a stepping stool makes my stomach clench. It made starting out in parkour rather tricky. I can climb up maybe twelve feet without freezing up these days, but the fear is still there.

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#92 Edited by Daveyo520 (7744 posts) -

Heights which leads to flying.

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#93 Posted by StarvingGamer (11305 posts) -

I get major vertigo. Even in games. Sometimes, especially if I've had caffeine, I get paranoid and a sort of reverse vertigo thing starts to happen if I can see the sky. Everything gets all spinny and I feel like I'm falling upwards. I can even feel it a bit right now thinking about it.

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#94 Posted by PenguinDust (12986 posts) -

This is the first thing that crossed my mind.

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I, myself have a fear of heights. I even experience episodes of nausea and unease when playing any video game that has the character moving about in high areas. I had to frequently take breaks while maneuvering around some of the climbing puzzles in the Uncharted games.

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#95 Edited by zFUBARz (694 posts) -

On that list nothing. I might be a robot, I haven't been able to determine that yet. (never said I was a smart robot)

I do kind of find puppets eerie though, specifically the old school fireball XL5 marionette kind

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I think it's the lips and eyes, they aint natural.

Love me some muppets though. Maybe I'm just being prejudice though.

@nictel: @krataur: Those height fears are probably not of the heights themselves more the potential for accidents/danger. you're much more likely to trip going down the stairs than you are to fall off the empire state building somehow. Same with skydiving and such, sure it's a flimsy attempt at safety but it's amazing what that tiny rope can do to help ease our stress levels

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#96 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (6039 posts) -

@zfubarz said:

On that list nothing. I might be a robot, I haven't been able to determine that yet. (never said I was a smart robot)

I do kind of find puppets eerie though, specifically the old school fireball XL5 marionette kind

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I think it's the lips and eyes, they aint natural.

Love me some muppets though. Maybe I'm just being prejudice though.

@nictel: @krataur: Those height fears are probably not of the heights themselves more the potential for accidents/danger. you're much more likely to trip going down the stairs than you are to fall off the empire state building somehow. Same with skydiving and such, sure it's a flimsy attempt at safety but it's amazing what that tiny rope can do to help ease our stress levels

The best part about Fireball XL5 is that the robots all have British accents. I've watch most of the episodes and it is pretty obvious many Sci-fi tv shows from the 70s and 80s just copied an episode or two from this show.

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#97 Posted by Stimpack (1004 posts) -

I hate you, spiders. I hate you.

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#98 Posted by audioBusting (2504 posts) -

Who isn't afraid of dying?! I'm pretty sure dying sucks way more than anything on the list! Spiders and heights can kill you, but public speaking?

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#99 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@godlyawesomeguy said:

@ripelivejam said:
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come on guys, how can you hate these cuties?

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST KILL IT WITH FIRE

naw they're harmless

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DOUSE THESE MOTHERFUCKERS WITH FIRE AND NAPALM AND ACID AND SALT THE EARTH FOR GOOD MEASURE THO

this thread... jesus christ

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#100 Posted by Milkman (18872 posts) -

I know this is kind of a childish thing but I've never been too fond of the dark.