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Traumafessions :: Reader Jennifer L. on Dinosuars

November 8th, 2012 by aunt john · 4 Comments


You know why?

Frakking LAND OF THE LOST, that’s why.

I was still having nightmares in college about that evil sumbitch T-Rex in the opening credits when JURASSIC PARK came out and gave the nightmares new heretofore-unimagined dimensions.

I was in college at that time.

It persists to this day. I am a 40-year-old attorney and widely regarded as a deeply terrifying person in general. Still have nightmares about dinosaurs, and Fembots, and the flying monkeys.

Jennifer L.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 tistheseasontvNo Gravatar // Nov 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

    The Sleestaks always got me. My big sister would imitate them, walking around our home making a hissing sound and I would start SCREAMING. It still drives me crazy to this day. LAND OF THE LOST was certainly fear-inducing. The rough stop-motion of those dinosaurs certainly makes them creepy.

  • 2 FatherOfTearsNo Gravatar // Nov 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I liked dinosaurs as a child. I had a bunch of dinosaur toys and I loved it when my parents took me to the Museum of Natural History in NYC. Saturday morning cartoons had two shows that I watched: “Valley of the Dinosaurs” and “Land of the Lost”. I had no problems with either show. Even the Sleestacks didn’t scare me.

    It was all fun until I watched the season 2 premiere of “Land of the Lost” . My favorite dinosaur, Dopey the baby Brontosaurus, got stuck in a tar pit. Marshall, Will & Holly did all they could to try and free Dopey from the ooze but it looked like he would eventually sink to his death.

    I cried like a baby! They can’t let cute little Dopey die! Thankfully Cha-Ka was able to lure Emily, an adult Brontosaurus who I think was Dopey’s mother, to the tar pit and the family tied a rope around her. The Marshalls then made Emily back away from the tar pit via scaring her with lit torches dragging Dopey out of the tar pit.

    OK, you can all laugh at me now!

  • 3 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // Nov 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I hated that ugly little monkey boy Chaka.

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I’m with Tistheseasonontv! Sleestaks terrified me.

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