The Haunted Meme

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I was planning to do this challenge closer to Halloween but I got inspired by RubyStarlight’s poses so I thought I’d just go ahead and do it now and figure something else out for Halloween.

Meme Instructions: What are you afraid of? What are you haunted by? Share some of your fears and if you can, create an image depicting one of them. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!

I will be the first to admit that I am a huge chicken and a lot of things scare me. I am deathly scared of: lizards of all kinds, roller coasters, anal sex, heights, falling inside the toilet (that almost happened to me once, don’t ask), eating bitter gourds, Cher, abandonment (and at the same time commitment), ghosts (yes I believe in them), but most of all, cemeteries. The funny thing about that is, I am incredibly fascinated by them at the same time.

I’ve been to a few cemeteries in my life, one of course in the city I live in, then a couple in Pakistan but there is one cemetery that really left an impact on me. Back in my college days a few friends and I went down to Key West. I adore the Keys and Key West is one of my most favorite places in the world. I love their festivals, the Ernest Hemingway House is so interesting to explore, the beaches are absolutely beautiful but the thing that resonates with me the most is the Key West Cemetery. It’s one place that I literally shook with fear while I went there to visit. I found a great video about it on youtube: Key West Cemetery Ghost Tour. It’s a very old cemetery and just the state of it gave me chills. I was particularly affected by the children’s section. Being so afraid of it, I still go back there every time I visit Key West. I don’t know why I do, but I just feel compelled to. Even though each time I’ve went, I’ve felt a presence there, it’s unnerving.

I just find it so incredible that we live these lives and accomplish so many things and no matter how much we do and who we are, in the end we all end up the same way, just dirt in the ground. I guess cemeteries remind me of death and the end of life and that scares me more than any lizard or roller coaster.

So that’s my fear (and at the same time fascination), cemeteries. I’m sure we all have fears we might not want to admit to and it doesn’t have to be anything deep, so feel free to make it funny if you like. If you find it difficult to create an image about your fear, you can also just write about it. Whatever makes it easier for you to share. If you do end up making a picture, feel free to share it in my Blog Memes flickr group.

Also, please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years.

*Skin: -Glam Affair – Lulu ( Europa ) 03 A by Aida Ewing (@ Collabor88 July)
Hair: . Liquence . – F2 in Genetics by Villena Swansen
*Dress: [Decoy] Odette – Floral Baby Blue (2: Small) by Annette Voight (@ Collabor88 July)
*Mesh Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat S by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Pose: {.:exposeur:.} In Motion: Up, Up and Away by RubyStarlight Writer
Location: A Dark Fairies Dream

40 thoughts on “The Haunted Meme

  1. Great picture Berry, really love it!

    Having a good think about this meme…what am I afraid of? Blimey, it’s a tougher challenge than you first realise..

    (Also, anal sex?! LOLOL I hear you on that!! )

  2. really love this picture berry.. I’m not sure I want people to know what I’m a scared of they might use it to there advantage. :)

  3. It takes a lot of gusto to openly admit your fears — and in doing so its liberating and actually does help in ridding you of those very fears. I couldn’t help chuckling at one of your fears (as listed in comment one), just because you put it out there. You’re braver than you realize!

    Pretty please in a future post teach us how to do the ghost effect on your picture, that is pretty awesome.

  4. I am haunted by the memory of Bruwyn. I know we couldn’t have done anything, but he was the *perfect* cat, and so good to Mystic… we all miss him terribly.


  5. Kitty, yeah it is a tough one. I’ll make next week’s easier! And yes, anal sex is scary to me ok! :P

    Anderiansugarplum I absolutely understand and thank you! <3

    Alexa, a few other people also asked me how I did it, so for sure, I'll try and do a tutorial on it soon.

    Mr. Jefferson, she's scary ok!

    Mr. Crap, <3


    Whoooo, this was both hard and easy all at once – how strange.

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  8. Alright, for me being a guy I must say, I’m not really afraid of anything. However, here is what I came up with….

  9. This turned out easier than I thought, kinda ranted too

  10. Here’s my response: thank you for occasioning a quest for the scariest place in RL reproduced in SL!

  11. I’m scared of Ghosts,Spirits,Demons,Satan,Spiders,Snakes.

    Ive also have been to a few graveyards at night taking pics and EVP’s
    I love to be scared lol just not by snakes and spiders, I can do without them :)

  12. This one was hard for me. I wish I were afraid of spiders.

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    That came out a lot heavier than I anticipated, but oh well, and yes, Cher… I do understand, she’s like a living waxwork, and those are pretty creepy.

  16. heres my meme for this fear theme,,, its a very importand theme for me,, and its really not amused,,,, hugs shera

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  18. I didnt do last weeks either (not yet anyway) so thank you for posting this one Strawberry :D it was thought provoking n cleansing at the same time lol

  19. I normally spend a lot of my time as a Zombie in SL so this was kinda hard for me but I warn you now… CLOWNS are involved!

  20. A bit late, but got it done before the next one was out at least :P

  21. Shiny Bubble says:

    This is mine…. I am new to the Meme world of SL Blogging. Hope you like it.

  22. And I thought you stooped low before.... says:

    Yet another classic attention seeking post by the spoilt bratty ‘Princess’ of virtual bull. When my friend pointed out this post to me mentioning the ‘anal sex’, I thought he was joking! Sadly not. You are beyond help, it’s official.

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