Was there something you were afraid of as a child that just seems silly to you now?
Yes. Gingers. I know, I know, hear me out. When I was little, I had this book. In this book was an illustration of this boy. This ginger boy. He had the most terrifying face in the world. I was so scared
of him. I can't begin to describe how afraid I was of that picture. Sometimes I was scared to even be in the same room as the book. He looked a lot like this unnecessarily scary elf thing in this Leerdammer advert:( Behind the cutCollapse )
It didn't help that my mother kept telling me that her worst fear when she was pregnant was that I'd come out ginger and if I did, she'd send me back! She really did preach about the evils of gingers.
I am over my ginger prejudice, though. In fact, for a while I was ginger, as the picture below demonstrates. My mother wasn't happy.
(Excuse the Myspace angle. This was in 2006 and I was still rocking them then. Also excuse the eyeliner, it really doesn't look as good as I thought it did at the time)