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a quiet evening

March 11th, 2010 (12:28 am)

Trivia: the GF is afraid of snakes. Like, Maury Povich afraid of snakes. This has given her a sometimes eerie level of snake-related clairvoyance. Tonight's installment:

US. *watching movie* (RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON, excellent for talking back to.)
GF. *suspicious* "Are there snakes in this movie?"
ME. "Dunno. Never seen it before--"

Seriously, the sense of timing is a little alarming. Also alarming: the screaming, flailing, and elbowing as she goes into full recoil. I chalk my bruising up to her great reflexes.

(RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON, summarized: "Brother and sister get married on their mother's grave, spend honeymoon wrestling in surf.")


Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: March 11th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)

I have a massive, massive animal harm squick and always have. In college, I was watching Land Before Time (and keep in mind that this was before I really understood movies, and also before I had seen many, so this whole thing required a leap of comprehension equal to guessing what's going to happen in a novel written in a language you don't speak), and I said, early on, "Does the mother dinosaur die?"

My then-boyfriend, who had seen the movie many times and selected it for me on the grounds that surely a clueless movie watcher would do better with a movie for kids, replied, "No. Don't worry, she'll be fine." And then the mother dinosaur died, and I started crying, and when he tried to comfort me, I hit him, and I do mean really hit him - I felt extremely bad the next day and for the next week, every time I looked at him. (Note: I do not normally practice domestic violence.)

My point - apparently squicks and phobias come with a built-in Squick 'n' Phobia Sensor of amazing sensitivity, and if they could find someone with a deep, abiding terror of, say, weapons of mass destruction, military intelligence could take a great leap forward.

(RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON, summarized: "Brother and sister get married on their mother's grave, spend honeymoon wrestling in surf.")

It is very important to me to believe you're kidding.

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: March 11th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)

He's not. That really is the best way to summarize that movie.

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: March 11th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)

V. glad I don't have an officemate today as I'm very quietly laughing...

Posted by: If you can't win the game, change the rules (badmagic)
Posted at: March 11th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)

Brother and...wait, what?

Also: thanks for the message.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 11th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)

He is adopted into the family, but they grow up together from infancy, so. Yeah.

The Blue Lagoon pics are basically ephebophilia on a plate.

(No worries, dude.)

Posted by: Basingstoke (basingstoke)
Posted at: March 12th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)


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