Saturday, April 28, 2012
Insurgent Countdown and Giveaway: 2 Days Left
Welcome to Day 2 of The Book Basement's Insurgent Countdown! Today's topic is fear landscapes.
Fear landscapes were a part of why I loved Divergent so much. It was such a fascinating and unique concept. For those who don't know, fear landscapes are your biggest fears compiled into one simulation. You have to keep your heart rate normal to pass through each fear. I'd probably fail miserably, haha. I have many fears, but I'll just share a few that I think would be in my fear landscape!
Death by drowning - I'm a fairly strong swimmer. I have a pool in my backyard and live thirty minutes away from several beaches, so swimming is basically necessity. However, despite the fact that swimming comes almost naturally, I've always been scared of death by drowning. I think it's because when I first watched the Titanic movie, I could only think about how awful it would be if you were trapped in a room flooding with water. Ah! Makes my chest feel tight every time I think of it.
Getting lost - I have an extreme fear of getting lost. I'm not joking. I'm sure everyone gets a little afraid, but I'm always seriously scared of just winding up in an unfamiliar place. If I had lost all contact, I'd be so screwed, because I am so not self sufficient. Not knowing where I am, where to go, or who to go to would be the end of me.
Heights - I feel sort of special because I share a fear with Four! But heights is a totally common fear. I don't ride roller coasters or look down when somewhere high because I'm afraid of heights. I look down and think, "If I fell, I wouldn't stand a chance." Heights creep me out. I hate it. Maybe the more accurate fear would be of falling, but I'll just say heights for now.
Obviously, I have way more fears, but I'll just keep it at three. What fears would be in your fear landscape? Answer the question in the comments/tweet about the post to be entered in the giveaway! Also, fill out this form. :)
I will not be posting a countdown post on Sunday! The countdown will resume on Monday, May 30, with Day 1.