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Phobic October: A Challenge

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 29, 2017, 11:13 PM

Voice from the Vaults-2 by SinistrosePhosphate
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Greetings, my fellow lost souls: 

October is upon us. And if you are like me, you would think this is most likely the most wonderful time of the year. I would love to be able to do something to celebrate this season. 

The first thing is a little bit of good news. The details have been negotiated and now all of our folders has a limit of one piece of artwork per day. We have decided to open our doors wider to allow more of your creative works in, sooner. 

The second thing is a little big of a challenge. A good number of you would probably have heard of "Inktober". Some of you may be looking for a source of inspiration that would spur you onward and forward. There are a large number of such "Themed Challenges" out there already, but there is always room for one more, wouldn't you say? And since we are all slaves to our passions, what is a better challenge than trying to express ourselves through art and talent? 

Without further ado, here are the prompts:

Post separater-3 by SinistrosePhosphate

The Fears that Drive Us: A Litany of Phobias

Post separater-3 by SinistrosePhosphate

1. Acrophobia: The fear of heights. 

2. Agoraphobia: The fear of open spaces.
3. Mysophobia: The fear of dirtiness/uncleanliness.
4. Cynophobia: The fear of canines/dogs.
5. Necrophobia: The fear of death (one's own death or death in general).
6. Coulrophobia: The fear of clowns.
7. Hemophobia: The fear of blood.
8. Glossaphobia: The fear of public speaking.
9. Nyctophobia: The fear of darkness.
10. Pteromerhanophobia: The fear of flying. 

11. Trypanophobia: The fear of needles/injections.
12. Emitophobia: The fear of vomiting (or watching others vomit).
13. Xenophobia: The fear of outsiders.
14. Aliurophobia: The fear of felines/cats.
15. Nomophobia: The fear of losing mobile connection (internet and/or data).
16. Astraphobia: The fear of lighting and thunder.
17. Carcinophobia: The fear of cancers.
18. Batrachophobia: The fear of frogs and toads.
19. Sociophobia: The fear of social interactions.
20. Vermiphobia: The fear of worms. 

21. Eisoptrophobia: The fear of mirrors or reflective surfaces.
22. Entomophobia: The fear of insects.

23. Somniophobia: The fear of sleep or going to sleep.
24. Ombrophobia: The fear of rain.
25. Globophobia: The fear of balloons (or balloons popping.)
26. Ergophobia: The fear of work.
27. Tetraphobia: The fear of the number "4".
28. Orinthophobia: The fear of birds.
29. Ephebiphobia: The fear of youth and teenagers.
30. Trypophobia: The fear of irregularly-appearing holes.

31. Samhainophobia: The fear of Hallowe'en.

I hope you will find this list both challenging and inspiring. Even if you do not use it for Inktober, or indeed your art is not in the visual field, we still hope that this short list will interest you and inspire you. And if you decide to take on this challenge, please let us know. We would be more than interested to see what you have come up with. 

Good luck, and uneasy dreams. 

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JoeEyeMonster Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018
Out of all the groups, this one stands out rather nicely. I think I'm spiraling into psychosis in here. o.o
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you very much for your very acute observation. We have always maintained the importance of insight when dealing with psychosis and other assorted mental illnesses. If you are enjoying the group, please consider continuing your support of this group. We highly welcome your submissions to this group as well. In all, it's our pleasure to have you among us. 

As ever, 
gojesser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Sorry for leaving this group, but I'm so inactive so I can't follow any of the groups, but I'll try keep watching probably. (Actually I don't know well.)
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you for letting us know. We were fortunate to have you with us while you were active. We wish you all the very best. And whenever you have time, please don't forget to come back to visit!

gojesser Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Thanks. :aww:
I thought to be more active then I can join. And you're understanding, I can't thank you enough. :) I'll try to watch more because the group is worth to watch, not popular in vain. :thumbsup:
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

You are more than welcome. We try our best to keep all of our members, but through person reasons, we have lost a few. Our doors are always open, however. If you ever think you want to return, please let me know. And we will be more than happy to have you back. In the meantime, we are honoured to know that you will continue to watch us. I really appreciate it. 

Please, take care, 
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017   General Artist
I'm proud to announce the Asylum skin had been restored to life thanks to :iconuszatyarbuz: and with the help with our beloved Dr. Syn :iconsinistrosephosphate: it's even more beautiful than before.
I hope you all like it and that it will lure more prey- I mean patients to our halls. 
Have an insane day,
Dr Psychic, the Forensic Psychiatrist
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much for doing this while I am away. I am really touched! 

You have my eternal thanks. 

Your colleague, 
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017   General Artist
Read the group notes before thanking me, my friend: I had a big problem this August, unluckily.
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2017   General Artist
To all the dear patients and staff members who visited the main hall and found the journals in a chaotic condition... there is no need to panic and set your room on fire: the staff is working on the problem.
The asylum is still active and welcoming any new lost soul who needs a shelter. 
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

Dr Psychic, the Forensic Psychiatrist. 
PuercaGin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017   General Artist
I love your energy Fusionrock 
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

And we appreciate your input and your support. 

Yours, as ever, 
PuercaGin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017   General Artist
Thanks Syn.
You're the best in the mind territory~*
For ever support and patient of the asylum, Puerca
SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome! 
I wouldn't say I am the best in any territory; I just do the best I can and hope for the best. I am really glad to hear that you think I am doing a decent job! 

Remember, you will always have my support here at the Asylum. It's why I am here. 

IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017   General Artist
Oh, thanks for the compliment. :bow:
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