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Topical Tropical Trinity

Season 1 – Week 2

Question Fun Directory

Topical Tropical Trinity questions are about your interests, your passions, your hobbies and activities and about living your life in general.

Each weekly game will have a fixed ‘subject’ and ask you two basic questions – and one three fold question.

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Today’s Questions for Topical Tropical Trinity are based on ..

“You Don’t Scare Me …. Much, Okay Maybe You Do!”

Q.1

Do you watch horror movies or horror genre orientated/styled/themed type of films?

Q.2

When you watch these films do they scare you or not – please discuss.

Q.3

Do you find that by watching this type of film theme that you enjoy the adrenaline/fear rush to your brain?

Do you deliberately seek out fear or high octane thrills and spills to feed your curiosity or perhaps something else?

How do you personally define ‘fear and do you think we should all live with an element of fear in our lives?

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Q.1

Do you watch horror movies or horror genre orientated/styled/themed type of films?

Not any more – l used to read from the horror genre all the time as a teenager and right up until perhaps my later forties, but then l simply got bored of the subject as it all became pretty samey even from well established authors, so stopped and transferred my attention to different topics.

With horror films l used to watch on a very regular basis literally till about five years ago … but one day l started watching a film during the day it was Annabelle and l suddenly found l couldn’t watch it at all!

Since then l have watched maybe two horror films – but truth is l have no tolerance for the genre anymore … l remember in 2013 experiencing a sequence of reoccuring real life nightmares which were related to my PTSD and which lasted for a good few years and so there was l think more disturbance going on in my head and l couldn’t cope with the film genre on top.

When l was younger l enjoyed being scared, then as l got older l used the horror theme as a numbing sequence to stop thinking about certain topics, but it got to the point for me l think that real life horror became scarier to deal with because l simply ‘wasn’t dealing with it’ and by making me scared of artificial horror forced me to face my demons which did occur in 2017. Since then, horror doesn’t bother me except l am bored with it. I don’t need to be scared anymore to understand fear.

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Q.2

When you watch these films do they scare you or not – please discuss.

No, they never scared me per se, l used to watch them to test out my curiosity mostly – a well screened and written horror can make you jump, but mostly these days it’s more what makes you cringe. From 2015 they did start to scare me though.

Lots of people watch scary movies for a number of different reasons – but many watch them for the wrong reasons too – usually they’ll maintain they don’t scare them when they are desperately seeking something that will make them react and therefore start to respect their own minds, face their fears and demons and test their vulnerabilities out. People watch scary films not just to test their inner resolve, but to face off with anxieties, sate curiosities as well as the adrenaline rush buzz of feeling alive – horror movies serve us to look deeper into who we are as people to ourselves.

Q.3

Do you find that by watching this type of film theme that you enjoy the adrenaline/fear rush to your brain?

I suppose l used to – for me when younger watching horror was a way of stimulating my overly active imaginative and creative brain, so l could then write fiction horror stories for money – l most assuredly enjoyed the rush then. These days – l don’t tend to write exclusively from the horror genre, my preferred fiction writing style is more realistic fantasy spoof.

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Do you deliberately seek out fear or high octane thrills and spills to feed your curiosity or perhaps something else?

Yes, l did for a number of years l took both calculated and uncalculated risks for adventure – as a way of verifying and confirming my existence. Many a time l performed certain things for stimulation and arousal. But also, to test that l was alive as l used to get a buzz out of seeing how close l could take my life to death.

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How do you personally define ‘fear and do you think we should all live with an element of fear in our lives?

Fear is hard to define as it is reflectively unique in each individual – what might strike fear in one person will not in the other – it is tied in with phobias and anxieties and quality of mental health and moments in your life that have brought you to where you are today. Fear is a learned emotion – and it is sometimes hard to pin point what has started a fear trigger – but usually it is loss of something or danger to something or someone.

When younger and l mean from around 19 – 50 – l had lived quite an extraordinary lifestyle that had been filled with hard knocks, scares, jumps and fears and l was pretty easy going in so far as things didn’t scare me so easily if at all. I used to watch people jump out of their skin at the smallest thing and l would wonder why?

Early fifties and l think l was starting to evolve again, my mind wanted to clear out shit from the vaults and so it broke down my immunity to being scared  at certain things. Now l am sort of back to where l was, it takes a lot to make me jump – BUT l respect fear now whereas l didn’t before, l was too flippant. But also l have learned to understand fear and the fear l have is losing those close to me.

I lived in serious fear of my life and my two dogs lives between 2009 – 2012 due to where l was living at the time – people shouldn’t live in fear, they should respect fear – to live in fear makes us vulnerable to abuse and mismanagement of our lives.

Fear is such a complex topical issue that l am not going to ‘pooh pooh’ with a silly answer so – l think the answer is we should respect fear, but not become feared by it as that is too easy. If we become trapped by fear we stop living our lives – l went through a phase of this from 2015 – 2018 – and l am coming out of that now – now l live with the understanding of fear as an emotion but l don’t let fear live my life.

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Anyway, that’s me – now how about you? What would you answer to today’s Topical Tropical Trinity questions if asked? Oh hang on … l am asking. Let me know below in the comments section or should you wish to – by all means create your own post – drop me a link in the comments section so l can read it and not ‘not’ see it. 

Thanks Rory

15 thoughts on “Topical Tropical Trinity

  1. No to the movies. Never appealed. At least not the gory monster/demon kind. Occasionally, my mom and I watched Creature Feature while doing puzzles tho. Those were silly not really scary. Real life is scary enough! Have you read the news? 😱

  2. I don’t watch movies much at all and horror is one genre of media I can’t imagine enjoying.

    As for seeking out thrills, I don’t per se, but I do find myself fascinated by scary-to-me topics. For example, venomous animals scare the crap out of me, but I watch 72 Dangerous Animals for fun.

  3. Q.1 Do you watch horror movies or horror genre orientated/styled/themed type of films? Not if I can possibly avoid doing so. I just don’t like them. I’ve watched some in the past and find that today’s ‘horror’ is so much worse and so realistic that it sickens me. The older ‘horror” (which were suspense more than horror in my opinion) were so much better. I still don’t like them much though. It’s a personal problem and part of my PTSD perhaps.

    Q.2 When you watch these films do they scare you or not – please discuss. No, I’m not scared really. I KNOW (logically) that it’s all fake, the ‘blood and gore’ are F/X special effects. Psychologically that stuff is toxic to me though. I get nightmares and ‘see’ it long after I’ve viewed it on the screen. I’m sickened in soul by it. So I avoid it.

    Q.3 Do you find that by watching this type of film theme that you enjoy the adrenaline/fear rush to your brain? Hell no.

    Do you deliberately seek out fear or high octane thrills and spills to feed your curiosity or perhaps something else? No.

    How do you personally define ‘fear’ and do you think we should all live with an element of fear in our lives? Fear is the irrational feeling of doom or ‘bad’ that affects a person when seeing or experiencing something they can’t control (outside influences and actions, for me spiders for example will evoke fear. It’s irrational.) SHOULD we all live … etc etc? NO. I don’t believe at all that we were put here to be afraid. Fear has been developed and is in place for a good reason sometimes – teaches us about things that will harm us, but living with fear is stupid. There are ways to deal with fear and one should employ those.

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