Tag Archives: fear

Potholes are another story

盲蛇に怖じず (Mekura hebi ni ojizu; “The blind do not fear snakes”) Definition: The ignorant have no way to judge the true danger of a situation, and so take risks that more knowledgeable people would avoid. “Fools rush in where angels … Continue reading

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Yucky cause and yucky effect

畏怖嫌厭 i.fu.ken.en Literally: apprehension – fear – hate – get tired of Alternately: To fear and hate something. “Feelings of dread and aversion.” Afraid to a degree that makes you want to find a way to escape the situation. Notes: … Continue reading

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Squirtle used Waterfall!

Because as anime shows, all Japanese people are connected to interdimensional reservoirs of fluids. 冷汗三斗 rei.kan.san.to Literally: cold – sweat – three – to [a unit of measure] Alternately: Breaking into a cold sweat due to extreme fear or embarrassment. … Continue reading

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Or eggshells. Frozen eggshells?

薄氷を履むが如し (Hakuhyou wo fumu ga gotoshi; “Like treading on thin ice”) Definition: Being in an intensely dangerous situation. When a thick layer of ice covers a body of water, it can safely support people walking on it or even heavy … Continue reading

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Magic Monday – End-of-Semester Anxiety Version

Fear-Spell The caster must prepare an object to be the vessel of this spell at the start of the day, in the darkness just before the sun rises, by symbolically filling it with his or her own fears. To cast … Continue reading

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