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Fear. I've just dedicated a whole month to it, or lack of it in the case of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, which is easily one of the worst films I have ever seen. We love fear, but we despise fear. We need fear, even when we don't want it anymore. It makes us stronger, more prepared. We become braver than we were already, ready to face whatever terrors are thrown our way. Too bad we suck at coping with it. Yep, we may love it, but we just don't know what to do with it.
Nobody is afraid of nothing, whoever says that is a person I insist you leave out of your life. I'm guilty of saying that, but I've since realised that that's not the case. Sure, I don't have any one specific phobia, but phobias aren't the epiphany of fear. They're a part of it, but there's so much more to fear than being afraid. Fear dwells inside of us, becoming active when the mood calls for it. It explodes from within our loins, spraying over all that surround us. Okay, maybe I'm getting a little too weird now. I'll tone it down a notch. Fear is a living life form that's present in all of us and when exposed to great amounts of horror, it requires a coping mechanism.
We all have a coping mechanism when it comes to fear, I have no doubt of that. I don't think I've ever realised it until this month, where I've been afraid on a (mostly) daily basis. I've found myself to continuously be picking stuff up when I'm afraid, or pulling tightly on the arm of my shirt if there's no objects to grab. I've become aware of my coping mechanism and I've learnt to deal with it. It's been a part of me for longer than I remember and it's a part of me that I'm happy with. I know I'm not alone.
I was initially going to ask a question here, probably something to do with what your way of coping with fear is. No matter how many questions I ask, none of you respond. I don't mind really. I'll continue to try, but I don't really mind. I can see my stats, I know how many of you read my stuff and an answer isn't going to change that. I'm sorry, I'm getting off topic again. I do that a lot. Anyway, instead of asking my unintentionally rhetorical question, why don't you all just tell me tomorrow via Twitter. In fact, why don't you do it at 6pm Australian Time while we're all simultaneously watching The Shining and talking about it using #ScaryMovieMonthAtDCM! Yeah, that sounds like fun. Let's do that. Be there or be... not there (?).