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I was chased to shore by a sting ray when I was a little girl, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.  Also, my greatest fear is drowning.  I'd rather be eaten alive by wolves than drown.  I can't really think of anything more terrifying.  Also, I am a Virgo, an earth sign.  (Bring it on, J!)  So, as much as the idea having a school of cleanerfish following me around and keeping me beautiful is intriguing, I am afraid I cannot be anyone's Manta Ray.

Also.  I am NOT a bottom feeder!  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Mon Jul 28th, 2008 at 11:44:35 AM EST
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The struggle to resist the sureness of death would be the same for drowning as for wolves. The actual process of death though, is much faster in drowning - so I understand. The first lungful underwater causes no coughing or choking, but a gentle descent into suspended animation and, soon, blackness.

Being ripped to shreds by wolves over a period of several minutes after the acceptance of the sureness of death, holds far less attraction. ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jul 28th, 2008 at 12:19:31 PM EST
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I'd easily prefer acute prolonged pain over lungs filling with water.  It's a phobia.  It's not meant to be rational.  

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.
by poemless on Mon Jul 28th, 2008 at 12:43:26 PM EST
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and not a choice either, when the time comes ;-)

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Jul 28th, 2008 at 03:22:30 PM EST
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<Thought Police notes proposal for suspect #38020083455's final re-education programme in Room 101>

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Jul 28th, 2008 at 04:39:50 PM EST
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Manta Rays are gentle filter feeders, who strain yummy plankton from the salty briny deep. They are not slimy gross indiscriminant bottom feeders, like your flounders,  and lobsters. They also tolerate free riders, like Remora, who apparently they do ow harm particularly to their hosts, but I would not have one for dinner (well, not as a guest).
by PIGL (stevec@boreal.gmail@com) on Mon Jul 28th, 2008 at 09:21:52 PM EST
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