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Confessing Fears

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flaky Pudding, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    There's another childhood fear of mine that I forgot to mention before:

    The piano monster from Super Mario 64. It scared the living CRAP out of me when I was little, and I always feared having to get that red coin that was behind it.

    I was also (to a lesser extent) freaked out by that Chain Chomp in Bob-Omb Battlefield. I would literally jump whenever it suddenly lunged out at you.

    A lot of people say that Bowser's laugh and the eel in Jolly Roger Bay scared them, but those never bothered me.
     
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  2. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I've been watching a lot of those Childhood Trauma videos on YouTube that have been trending lately. I've noticed that there is a handful of things that is mentioned in almost every video:
    -Any episode of Courage the Cowardly Dog (I actually have joked and said "Each Childhood Trauma video has a Courage segment" due to the fact that he's in practically every one I've seen)
    -Any episode of Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, or Tales from the Crypt
    -The walrus from Pingu (I'd never heard of that thing until recently. I don't think it's creepy, but it would've probably bothered me when I was little)
    -An actual horror movie that they saw on accident/behind their parent's back at a young age
    -Watership Down (I was VERY disturbed when I looked up footage of this one. I mean, I'm a Happy Tree Friends fan, but at least they make it funny and although they mock the style of a kid show, they aren't actually targeted towards young kids like this movie was)
    -The clown dream from The Brave Little Toaster
    -The tunnel from Heck scene from Willy Wonka
     
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  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Regarding childhood fears,

    I used to be scared of dogs (one licked my face and I got terrified), I was also once scared of Nutcrackers (they are creepy looking), car washes were also something I couldn't stand for awhile (those flapping brushes!), as well as loud/high-pitched sounds. Deep voices also use to creep me out for some reason.

    Right now I'm honestly just terrified of frogs and toads. Those things creep me out with their bulgy eyes and bloating mouths. My only other fear I can think of is heights depending on how high I am.
     
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  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, them frogs. . . .

     
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  5. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Personally, although they never scared me:those frogs from the famous commercial that croak "Bud....wei....ser" kind of made me a bit uneasy. Maybe it was the idea of frogs croaking actual words (the only talking frog I was familiar with was Kermit and he sounded nothing like that).
     
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  6. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I also saw my Dad watching the video for Tom Petty's Don't Come Around Here No More when I was little and it disturbed me. The fact that they made Alice the cake at the end "took the cake" (pun intended) as the creepiest moment in the video.
     
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  7. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    I don't remember those things scaring me much (aside from maybe the piano), but another video game, Banjo-Kazooie, had that shark in the second level. It was terrifying to have to avoid it while the Jaws music played, and even worse, you had to get a Jinjo in its area.

    Also, was anyone ever afraid of the end of the "Rock with Barney" video, with the donkey's bray? That absolutely scared me as a kid.
     
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  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh God, the footage of those frogs. :eek:

    But the narration sure was funny! :crazy:
     
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  9. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh, here's another childhood fear of mine...

    The Doom guy's face. At least.... When he was angry.

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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You should check out his other "True Facts" videos.
     
  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    If I went into all the things that used to scare me when I was little, we'd be here all day. Let's just say, I was frequently compared to Chuckie Finster. But, a few things I was afraid of were:
    1. The sound of the toilet flushing (until I was three).
    2. Going in the pool (still not completely over that).
    3. Heights. Even very small heights like being one or two steps up a lattter used to freak me out. Being on a swing was terrible for me, couldn't do that 'till I was almost seven.
    4. Bugs, except for worms.
    5. The fear of someone jumping out and scaring me, which was legit because my older sister loved doing it to me all the time.
    6. Dogs.
    7. Birds.
    8. Squirrels
    9. Animals
     
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  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, the "True Facts About Morgan Freeman" video is the best one.
     
  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Earlier I was watching a completely innocent non-horror movie (it was The Simpsons Movie) and suddenly my mind conjured up memories of this unusual, but eerily familiar beast out of nowhere. I have absolutely no idea what show/movie/video game/commercial, etc. this thing is from but it's been on my mind ever since. I can't remember too many details, but all I remember is that he looked like Olmec from Legends of the Hidden Temple, had an all white humanoid face, and talked in a loud booming robot voice almost reminiscent of the Daleks from Doctor Who. I thought that this creature may be made up at first:my mind basically thinking up a Big Lipped Alligator Moment, but the terror I feel when I think of it is WAY too real. The thing is:I literally get goosebumps and shivers down my spine every time I think of this thing. Maybe it was just some weird nightmare I had when I was little or a false memory, but does anybody know of a fictional creature that matches that description? If it is real, I'm just curious to know why my mind randomly thought of it during The Simpsons and has dwelled on it ever since.
     
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  14. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I remembered another one of my childhood fears:
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    My Pet Monster
     
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  15. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    Speaking of monsters, I know that they were trying to teach kids that monsters are sweet and not terrifying, but maybe whoever made this show shouldn't have shown THESE things on a kid's channel late at night:
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    I know that they were made with good intentions and I can appreciate the effort, but I found these guys extremely disturbing and all they did was make it harder for me to sleep at night
     
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  16. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Weird. 0_0 What show are they from?
     
  17. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    It's called Wee 3. I don't even get how any adult could think for a second that kids would find that entertaining. Apparently, a lot of other people agree with me. The YouTube comments speak from themselves.
     
  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I have weird news about this one. Apparently, I was thinking of this thing from Courage:
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    The problem is:My mind got almost every detail of it wrong. He doesn't talk and resembles a human more so than Olmec. I saw it in a YouTube Poop this morning and I almost instantly recognized this creature. This is definitely the one, :D.
     
  19. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Huh. Never heard of it.
    Like I said before in this thread, I always thought that thing was a deformed version of Squidward.
     
  20. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    He kinda does look like Squidward, lol.
     
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