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Second Life as phobia therapy

Here is a product that I am considering buying. I don't really have a large enough body of water for her to swim in, but I might consider finding someplace I can build one.

I think I can handle a baby. It'll take me a while to work up to Mom or Dad, though.


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Jun. 14th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Though, really, as phobias go, cetaphobia is pretty manageable. I mean, it doesn't come up all that much.

(I just googled "fear of whales" and got 4400 hits, so you aren't alone...)
Jun. 14th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Hee.
Yeah, you don't exactly bump into them in dark alleys
Jun. 15th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: Hee.
WHALE: I swear to god, officer, it was dark; I thought she was a hunk of krill. What was I supposed to do. Uurrpp!
Jun. 14th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
I was just telling someone about your phobia recently...
Jun. 14th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Huh. What was the context, if I may ask? I know it's rather an odd one.
Jun. 14th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
I think we were talking about phobias, in general. I still say I'd rather have yours than mine!
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
What an awesome idea, hon! Let me know if you need help at all...

Jun. 14th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. You know I love them. They just awe me into a state of... dismay? I don't know exactly. I sometimes think they are the dominant intelligent species from another dimension that slipped through a rift or something. They don't seem like they can be indiginous to our universe.
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow. Interesting idea.
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
wow. truly, we have entered a new age. hee.

also: that sounds like an AWESOME idea. maybe once you've stepped up to conquering the phobia virtually, you'll be able to move it into the analog world. >:)
Jun. 14th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Goodness. I had no idea. :)

The HPL sim will have deep water, and would probably welcome a whale or two.
Jun. 14th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Good luck!

I think dibiophilia will help counter cetaphobia!


Jun. 14th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Genius. Yes. Do that.
Jun. 15th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
How do you feel about the idea of flying killer whales? I only ask because there are at least two different commercials that use them and it's only a matter of time until some demented geneticist jumps on THAT bandwagon.

Mmmmm.... hydrogen bladders...
Jun. 15th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC)
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Jun. 15th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
That star trek movie (4?) must've freaked you out a little. I get goosebumps at that one aquarium exhibit (in B'more) that runs the whale sounds in the big echoey room with all the interactive stations that keep the sugared-up kids busy. Not sure if it's still set up like that, haven't been in years.
Jun. 15th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
I am so confused. They're selling a WHALE???? You know it's unethical to keep a whale in your yard, right?
Jun. 30th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a way to deal with a phobia. Go you for being open to doing it!
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