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- Oh god, it's sorta scary how your imagination can take a hold of you. Just like your stick/snake idea, I sometimes had the idea of when I touch a mossy rock on the bottom of a pond/lake, I imagine that it's a skull or something (when I was a kid). And I would just freak myself out so much that I wouldn't bother to look if it was a skull or not.
Ace Ventura is one of my favorite Jim Carrey comedies actually (right next to Dumb & Dumber, Liar Liar, and The Mask). If you like the slapstick comedies of Leslie Nielsen (another one of my favorite comedic actors), then I think you might enjoy Ace Ventura. I find that the first one was the best. The sequel wasn't all that great (I just like 1-2 scenes), and recently they made a direct-to-DVD sequel of Ace Ventura that features his son (but Jim Carry isn't part of the film AT ALL) trying to find his kidnapped father. I haven't seen it, nor do I have any urge to watch it.
- Yes it makes sense. Humans can run faster than they can swim. Most common fish can swim faster than olympic swimmers (Olympians swim about 5.25 MPH, and a rainbow trout about 13 MPH). So all the gators, sharks, and piranhas are automatically faster than us. Add teeth, and you've got a swimming grim reaper. OH! And another thing I don't like: Dark Waters. This goes hand-in-hand with the afformentioned creatures I'm afraid of. If I can't see you in the water I'm swimming in, I'm afraid of you. Have you ever seen the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective? There's this one scene where Ace Ventura is looking for a dolphin and suspects it to be in a tank. Unfortunately for me, a huge great white shark jumps out of the tank and tries to kill him. As a kid, that scene always scared me. You never saw the shark in the begining because the tank was full of what? That's right, dark water.
As for the seagulls, hmm, yeah, don't bring a gun (I don't want you to die/get arrested. I like talking to you). Now if you don't mind killing the flocking bastards, how about feeding them uncooked rice? That will make their tiny stomachs explode and you'll have a merry time at the beach (well...it might take awhile to digest it. At least this trick works on small birds...I don't know if it will work on medium-sized birds like seagulls that are already accustomed to eating seafood and garbage).
Option #3: Bring a tent. Sure it might look a little rediculous on the beach, but at least you won't have birds begging/stealing for your food.
Option #4: Buy a fake hawk...or whatever are predators to seagulls.
Option #5: Eat before you go to the beach (but bring light snacks like chips and drinks).
Option #6: If there usually aren't a lot of seagulls bothering you (let's say 1-4), then bring some stale and/or moldy bread, and feed that to the birds. You're not going to eat it, they will eat it, and it may give you a few moments of peace (until more seagulls realize you're giving free food and just flock to you).
Option #7: Genocide! Buy a weaner pig and it will hunt down (if you train it) and eat seagull eggs. Results? No more seagulls (in the future)!
- Ok, I won't show you what octopuses or scorpions can do to a person, but for the record, I have a few stories. And as for jellyfish, it sorta makes me feel uncertain about them that we don't have an anti-venom from their venom.
Ah, so you're afraid of the birds that have become accustomed to living off of the humans. Not only birds, but multiple animals do that. It's sad, but true. They are confident because they realize that you're not going to fly off and follow them. Now if you had a gun and shot some, then they would get the point (at least while you're at the picnic table).
What am I afraid of? Basically anything that swims and has teeth. Mainly sharks, crocodiles, alligators, angler fish, and piranhas. Have I ever been in contact with these creatures in my life? Nope (sure a few crocodiles at a Zoo, but that's it), but they are still scary nonetheless.
- Ah yes I did know about that little fun fact about the broken shark. Speilberg wanted it to be a horror film, but with the broken shark, he changed the camera angles (as if you were the shark) and made it more of a thriller/suspence movie...he let the imaginations of the viewers scare themselves. Another fun fact: In the movie War of the Worlds, he played the famous Jaws theme to scare the actress that was in the water (in order to get that frightful look in her eyes).
Seagulls? Really? Well I have seen the movie The Birds, and I've never had that fear. My mother is terrified of owls (because they are symbolic of death in the Dominican Republic), but gladly that fear wasn't instilled onto me.
Oh you're welcome. Since you're afraid of spiders, are you also afraid of scorpions (which are somewhat spider-like?)? Or octopuses (the spiders of the ocean)?
- Hmmm well my only word of advice when it comes to video games with spiders is to try and kill them from a distance (if you can/have the ammo). If not, then stun them, and then go in for the kill.
Speaking of Twilight Princess and spiders, I just thought I'd give you a heads up on something (or else I'd feel guilty/slightly cruel by not giving you this information because of your fears of spiders). In the 6th dungeon of Twilight Princess (I think it's the 6th, I don't actually know, I've never played the game I'm just going by when the main site tells me), there is a very large spider as the boss of the dungeon. Yes I've realized I gave you somewhat of a spoiler, but I just didn't want you to freak out when the moment came.
Ah! Most of our fears and problems usually originate when we were young (and innocent, and fragile to the world). So I can see the obvious connection. But the great thing is, you can get over your fears. How? Through knowledge! Study a little bit about spiders. At least get to know which ones are native to where you live so it will be easy enough to identify them, and know if they are poisonous or not (like the one that bit you when you were 6).
As for me, I have a fear of sharks. Why? Well it's initial fear came from the movie JAWS (thanks Speilberg!), but I've never had any physical confrontation with the animal. They've had a bad reputation in movies (and in the news), and I suppose that's what has fed my fear. Studying a little about sharks has helped me. For example, not many sharks are native to New England waters...plus it helps that they can't walk on land or fly through the air. Seriously, I've had nightmares of sharks flying through the air, walking on land, and even eaten whole by a megalodon because of this fake picture (scroll down a bit).
- Well then with a DS you can play ST & PH (as you've mentioned) as well as The Minish Cap and Legend of Zelda & Adventure of Link (they both were ported on the GBA, but somewhat hard to find...not rare, just hard to find).
Hmmm yes, that's something you'll quickly learn about Zelda games: Spiders (or spider-like) are a very common enemy in the games. Now I don't have arachnophobia, but doesn't it make you feel somewhat better that these virtual spiders can't physically harm you? Sure they can harm Link (whom you are controlling), but they can't harm you personally.
- I honestly wish I went to school with others that were that interested in Zelda. Sure I had 1 friend who was a big Zelda fan (whom had 3 brothers whom were even bigger Zelda fans...that's how I started becoming a Zelda fan myself through their influence), but that was before the internet ever became popular.
Well if you're stuck with the Wii, the good news is you're able to download other video games (namely Zelda games). Not only that, but remember the Wii can also play GameCube games as well, so you're not as limited as you might think you are.
Legend of Zelda: You're able to download it OR play it on the Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition (which is a somewhat rare disk to find).
Adventure of Link: Same as above^
A Link to the Past: You can download it
Ocarina of Time: Same as LoZ
Majora's Mask: Same as LoZ
The Windwaker: Purchase the GameCube Disk
Four Sword Adventures: Purchase the GameCube Disk
Those are pretty much your only options...at least until Skyward Sword comes out. The only other games you're missing out on are Link's Awakening, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Four Sword, The Minish Cap, Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks.
As for my favorite, that would have to be Link's Awakening. Sadly, it's only playable on the Gameboy and Gameboy Color. Hopefully one day Nintendo will release a Virtual Console for the DS...maybe the 3DS will have a Virtual Console (I pray that it does).
Tell me, what did you think of Twilight Princess?
So what brings you to ZU? I like meeting new members, and the VM is my favorite way to communicate, so, which games have you played? I've played all of them except for FS, TP, and this upcoming SS (I don't own a Wii, so my best bet is I won't be able to play it).
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