Sunday, February 10, 2008

a deep dark secret



I always find it hard to play those get-to-know-you games where you have to come up with a fact about you that other people don't know. I don't really have that many deep dark secrets, nor would I want to share them in a game if I did. (I'll parenthetically note here how uncomfortable it was when a girl in one of my law classes used "my father is having an affair" as one of her truths in Two Truths and a Lie.)

But today, I thought of a deep dark secret that I'd like to share with you, my blog readers, because you're so special to me. So here it is: I was actually afraid of the floating green translucent special effects snakes in Doc Savage: Man of Bronze when I watched that movie as a kid.


Sure, I made fun of them with the rest of my family, but deep down inside, I actually found them scary. Yes, the special effects were really bad, and yes, such magical translucent floating green snakes probably don't exist -- but what if they do? For about a year after watching that movie, I was afraid to be in a locked room by myself. (It's true that the snakes seemed to magically be able to lock rooms that hadn't been locked in the first place, but I still felt more safe without the door locked.) Fortunately, my bedroom had the swamp cooler in it, and I knew from the movie that the best way to defeat the creepy translucent floating green snakes was with a fan or other wind-making device. So I planned out in my head how I would run over to the swamp cooler and turn it on if I got attacked by the magical floating green snakes, and that gave me some peace of mind.



Well, I feel much better now that I've gotten that off my chest. I've been hiding that shameful secret for years.

Now I'll have to think of something else to mention the next time I play one of those games.

10 comments:

rosie said...

We played Two Truths and a Lie this past FHE, and it was the first time I've ever played it where I actually came up with interesting things to admit. About half of them believed my lie, and about half believed me when I said that I had an alarm clock for four years before I realized that mine had a snooze button. This time it was actually fun to play! I'd always found that game extremely boring previously.

todorojo said...

Why are there web-hosting advertisements interspersed throughout this blog entry?

Cindy said...

They were pictures on my computer. Are they showing up correctly now?

dad said...

Great. Now your mother will have another example of how I hurt my children with the movies I brought home from Hollywood Video.

dad said...

Oh. I'm sorry, Cindy.

dad said...

Yes, now the pictures show up correctly. They didn't fifteen minutes ago.

Cindy said...

Well, are you the one who read The Velveteen Rabbit to me, or was that Mom? Because that book was way more traumatic than any movie I ever watched. Also, Mom's the one who gave me nightmares about tigers by reading Little Black Sambo with scary tiger voices right before I went to bed.

Cindy said...

I guess that site doesn't work for linking photos. I just saved them onto my computer and linked from there.

dad said...

Good point. I don't know who is to blame for the Velveteen Rabbit trauma.

Elizabeth said...

Now that you have pictures on the site I totally understand why you'd be scared. Those neon green snaki things are scary, esp. the color.