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SentientPotato
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05 Feb 2018, 9:15 am

Back in elementary school, during recess time whilst all the other kids would play on the swings, slides and monkey bars, I would instead lay down and press my face into the loose gravel that was all around the playground.

Another thing others thought weird was that I would hum seemingly randomly (not like singing, but rather a flat hum typically heard from people meditating). The reasons for this though, were simply because a). the vibrations from it on the roof of my mouth were pleasing, and b). sometimes I'd be trying to match the pitch with another sound coming from somewhere else (like a bathroom exhaust fan while I was in the living room) to where the two sounds seemed to "mingle" with one another (the name of such phenomena escapes me at the moment).


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05 Feb 2018, 10:06 am

The only thing I can think of right now is when I was around err....let's say 7, I used to hide in the cabinet of the entertainment center. I would watch my mother sit across from me looking at the TV and eating food, then I would scurry back into my room and head back to bed while she's in the kitchen or something before she saw me.

I don't know why I did this, but oh well.


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05 Feb 2018, 10:51 am

I wrote fanfiction about my classmates and teachers (not knowing what it actually was)
If I saw a character I had a crush on on the TV, I would kiss the TV.
I insisted on showering and taking baths in a bathing suit
I cried whenever my mom tried to give me a haircut because my hair was my "friend"
I went a whole year in elementary school where I refused to wear pants and only wore dresses and skirts
I also went a year as a toddler where all of my clothes had to have pictures of the 101 Dalmatians on them
I wasn't allowed to have a cell phone in middle school when most of my peers were allowed, so I carried my dad's huge (non-working) phone from the 1990's to school with me so I'd feel better. This was in the mid to late 2000's.


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05 Feb 2018, 12:49 pm

I used to close my eyes and rub them to induce psychedelic "hallucinations". I think I did this whenever I was bored at school.



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05 Feb 2018, 12:52 pm

If you hold a small mirror under your nose and look down slightly you think you're living on the ceiling. I used to spend hours stomping around the house like that when I was a kid.


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05 Feb 2018, 1:45 pm

lostonearth35 wrote:
I used to close my eyes and rub them to induce psychedelic "hallucinations". I think I did this whenever I was bored at school.
Totally did this somewhat frequently in my elementary school years (except I would press rather than rub.

And in keeping with the visual theme I used to have these somewhat brightly colored toy cars with a striped pattern, and one thing I would do is stare at them in a very dimly lit the area as it would make it seem as though the stripes were moving slightly. I would even give the cars a slight shake just to watch the way those stripes would move.

Night lights would be something I loved to just sit and stare at, sometimes putting my fingers around them just to get the red tinge from light attempting to pass through. Christmas trees as a result were something I would take delight in sitting under during the holidays and mess with the individual lights.


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05 Feb 2018, 2:38 pm

TheSilentOne wrote:
I wrote fanfiction about my classmates and teachers (not knowing what it actually was)


Ha! I did this too in middle school. I sent my classmates on weird adventures that would always end with them all getting killed in stupid ways. That ended when one of them got offended and got me sent to the principal's office for "terroristic threats".

Also when I was three I would cry whenever my grandma got into her hot tub because there were "evil bubbles" in there. I didn't care when my parents or my sister got in but when it came to my grandma... yeah shows you how I felt about my family back then lol.



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05 Feb 2018, 3:42 pm

I don't remember ever doing this, but apparently I used to eat onions like they were apples. I remember doing this with tomatoes though.


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05 Feb 2018, 6:07 pm

I used to lock myself in my dad's old unused office (that looked like a hoarded mess) and in there looking over the window while listening to a radio show. Every day from 6 to 8pm i'd be doing that. No one bothered me, ever. Eventually that office became my first bedroom (My sister and I used to share her bedroom). I was about 12-14

When I was a kid though I used to list every single Oscar's winner and nominees. I would get a notepad and just write everything (this was around 96, so no internet over here): category, nominees, movie, winner. Only the Oscar's probably because that's the main one they showed in my country. Those lists never had a use. I just wrote them as if I were acknowledging them or to not forget what they did. I just never really knew why I did that, but at the time it seemed so important.

Eventually I grew out of it and became interested in watching all award shows (including the MTV ones). Now I barely watch them if only to see if anything weird happens. But back then it was a ritual.

And I daydream a lot. I've being doing that since I can remember.



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05 Feb 2018, 9:54 pm

I couldn't understand for the life of me why other kids felt I needed to play with them constantly and the whole time they were at my house. One decided to leave a sob-story message on my tape recorder about how "she was sitting alone on a cloud because she'd "lost" her friend (me), and was going home. I wasn't entirely unhappy when I heard the message because now she wouldn't bug me.



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05 Feb 2018, 10:00 pm

Around 7-8, I used to pour sand on my head and scratch my scalp.


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05 Feb 2018, 10:41 pm

There was one point where I would put a small amount of glue on my hands, wait for it to dry and peel it off. Other times when I had a wound of some sort like a cut, ruptured blister from a burn, or a scrape, sometimes I would stick a piece of paper on it, leave it for a little while and peel it off. One time I forgot about it and had left it on so long on a scrape that it was really hard to peel off, and... more than just the paper came off.

katdances wrote:
And I daydream a lot. I've being doing that since I can remember.
Ditto. There have been times I've daydreamed so long that when I snap out of it, it feels almost as if I had just woken up even though I'd been up a few hours already.


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05 Feb 2018, 10:44 pm

I used to, and still do pick up insects/bugs and crustaceans such as pill bugs and ants and let flies land and crawl around on my hand as I watch them.


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06 Feb 2018, 12:05 am

SentientPotato wrote:
There was one point where I would put a small amount of glue on my hands, wait for it to dry and peel it off. Other times when I had a wound of some sort like a cut, ruptured blister from a burn, or a scrape, sometimes I would stick a piece of paper on it, leave it for a little while and peel it off. One time I forgot about it and had left it on so long on a scrape that it was really hard to peel off, and... more than just the paper came off.

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And I daydream a lot. I've being doing that since I can remember.
Ditto. There have been times I've daydreamed so long that when I snap out of it, it feels almost as if I had just woken up even though I'd been up a few hours already.


Did the glue thing too, but I wasn't the only one, a group of us would just do that in the middle of the class. The paper thing just happened to me more that I did it on purpose.

Daydreaming. Sometimes it can be hard to snap out of it, one just wants to keep going and when I do stop, I can feel as exhausted as at the end of a work day. Which is bad cause I usually do it at the beginning and end of the day. I think it might be a waking up/winding down ritual in my case. Though I sometimes do it just to relax when I'm too stressed.

edit: sorry for the over use of the word "just" :|



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09 Feb 2018, 6:45 pm

I went through a weird phase as a kid where I thought being blind would be the coolest thing in the world. My mom finally snapped me out of it when she informed me I wouldn't be able to play video games if I couldn't see.