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29 Nov 2011, 8:40 am

I hate pencils. When I use them, I a sharp pain shivers through my body. Does anyone else experience this?



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29 Nov 2011, 8:46 am

No, but I have a similar distaste towards chalk and chalkboards. Eeek, makes me cringe!



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29 Nov 2011, 8:49 am

As do I. I think that is very common, though. It is a terrible sensation.



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29 Nov 2011, 10:14 pm

Sparx wrote:
No, but I have a similar distaste towards chalk and chalkboards. Eeek, makes me cringe!


I hate chalk. I can't stand the powdery feel or the feeling it makes when you write with it or the noise it makes.


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29 Nov 2011, 10:33 pm

I hate pencils, chalk and chalkboards.

I will never forget the first time I took the SAT, it was in a really noisy room. The desks were those really old desks with loose wooden tops that would squeak loudly every time someone moved. That, and the sound of the pencils scratching on paper, were so loud it felt like the pencils were scratching right inside my head. I couldn't concentrate and I got so frustrated, I was afraid I might fly into a rage. I kept looking around wondering why the noise wasn't bothering anyone else. That was still several months before I figured out I had ADHD.

I can't stand to write with a pencil. It makes me feel like my skin is crawling all over. Even worse to hear an entire room full of pencils scratching.



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30 Nov 2011, 12:40 am

I also don't like pencils...though I do better with 'colored' pencils or the big 'clunky' artists' graphites. ...The regular pencils get dull or break too often. Whenever 'forced' to use pencils, I keep my own sharpener with me so I can re-make a point as often as I want without having to repeatedly trudge to the room-provided sharpener.


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30 Nov 2011, 1:10 am

I only use mechanical pencils, I hate the regular ones. I dislike chalk too.



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30 Nov 2011, 1:20 am

I second that about mechanical pencils lol...I haven't used a "normal" pencil in years! Pencils...pfft who needs em'?!



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30 Nov 2011, 1:21 am

I like pencils quite a bit for many reasons but I do know what you mean. I have trouble with other 'transferred' textures too. Even with gloves on I don't do 'slimy' well especially anything slimy and clingy - like raw egg. I've got the same problem with chalk - in art supplies they have chalk pencils - I can't even use those becasue it's like I can still feel the texture of it as it moves on the paper.

I think lots of folks here have texture issues of some sort or another.



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30 Nov 2011, 1:48 am

I snorted lead in high school.



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30 Nov 2011, 4:31 am

hockeytaz wrote:
I only use mechanical pencils, I hate the regular ones. I dislike chalk too.


Same here.


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30 Nov 2011, 5:46 am

I like using quality wooden pencils (cheap ones tend to break more often).

A descent sharpener is also essential.



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30 Nov 2011, 7:14 am

I like pencils. I normally use mechanical pencils.


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30 Nov 2011, 7:46 am

Stargazer43 wrote:
I second that about mechanical pencils lol...I haven't used a "normal" pencil in years! Pencils...pfft who needs em'?!


...artists?



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30 Nov 2011, 8:13 am

SoundlessAudio wrote:
I hate pencils. When I use them, I a sharp pain shivers through my body. Does anyone else experience this?


The pointy end goes on the paper, not on your skin. :)