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Zeroth, I'm at 53791 words on my NaNo novel. It's finally going somewhere, and I think it'll end soon. Go me.

First, therealljidol voting has begun and will end Monday at 1pm EST. So if you liked this entry on what terrifies me, you can vote for it here. Assuming I survive this week's elimination, perhaps I won't begin to write next week's entry an hour before the deadline. Honestly, I can do better than what I've been doing, and being in Tribe Three with a username in the last half of the alphabet doesn't help matters much, especially when some of the best writers are there. It's making me think that my topic for "What Terrifies Me" should have been "Being in Tribe Three".

Last night Stephanie, Renu, Melody, and I went to Fernbank so they could do their extra credit for astronomy, and I went with the band them. Upon returning to campus and heading to Mollie's for ice cream and hot chocolate/coffee (yes, I know), we were discussing the things we believed when we were little kids, and then I had an idea.

What would the world be like if all those things were true?

No, seriously, imagine it. When I was about six, I believed that traffic lights were operated by actual people. These people lived in little houses on top of telephone poles, and they'd hit little green buttons to make a traffic light go, yellow buttons to make the light go yellow, and red lights to make the light turn red. I never bothered to think of what a dull job that would be, or that they clearly must be slacking when my parents complained about a slow traffic light.

What kind of world would we live in?

More importantly, what kind of craziness would ensue?

I want to find out. Somehow, I think finally watching all of Pleasantville just sparked the idea even more. So tell me, my dear friends list, what kinds of silly things did you believe when you were a kid?

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schweinsty
Nov. 17th, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)
Heh - that's a cute idea. (And good luck on the ljidol :D).

Hmm - when I was really little, I was convinced that the drive-through carwashes - you know, the old ones with the things that actually brushed over your car to soap it - were actually giant red and blue teddy bears that had gained a conscious mind and might one day bite your car in half and eat you.
nth_draft
Nov. 18th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)
I believed that school bus #17 was stalking me. Every time I walked to school and got to a particular corner, no matter how early or late I was, there it was. I think if I ever rode a school bus I would have had a heart attack.
shay_writes
Nov. 18th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
*snugs* Being in Tribe Three Scares me too.
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