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Let's hear it for irrational, intense, persistent, debilitating fear! Imagine how much less colorful the psychological literature would be without those poor oddballs who are terrified of flowers, or swallowing, or the number 4. This week, show us a depiction of your favorite phobia or phobias, whether "real" or imaginary. Don't be afraid to draw on your own life. Are you a taphophobe? A scopophobe? A gymnophobe? Stop worrying so much about being buried alive, or being stared at, or being naked, and turn that terror into t-shirt fame and fortune.

We know "fear" and "Halloween" are two concepts that overlap quite a bit. But our Halloween Derby was last week. We're not looking for Halloween shirts this week.

No video games.

No Star Wars.

Incidental text only.

No hippopotami. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly named Jason.



thatrobert


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What if I have a t-shirt phobia?

sTyLeS


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I'm afraid to enter a design for this.

EDIT:
"When Gymnophobia and Gelotophobia Collide"
This poor little Weeble is afraid to be nakie, but is being forced to face his other fear as well.

frik


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A little more interesting for me than the past few derbies. I'll have to study up.

No. Yes.

jboshaw


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Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

ChefRAZ


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Isn't this a repeat?

odysseyroc


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I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.





kevlar51


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I'm really looking forward to this one. Even though I have zero ideas--I'm still looking forward to it.

jboshaw


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i don't believe there's an actual "fear of cuteness" but i foresee a few doing that.

wootvan


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Phobias...what a great idea for a LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRT to demonstrate Woot's phobia of LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRTS.

Come on woot...it's getting cold here.

clarinerd


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Good topic... except for the inclusion of imaginary phobias. As I see it, that basically means you can draw whatever and call it a phobia.

kevlar51


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odysseyroc wrote:I'm afraid the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive.



That keeps me awake at night.

vzfamily


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jboshaw wrote:Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia



Have you been watching Wizards of Waverly Place?

jboshaw


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http://phobialist.com/

this is a really nice website to check out, too.

odysseyroc


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I'm thinking "Death's fear of some obnoxiously cute critter"





sittle


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clarinerd wrote:Good topic... except for the inclusion of imaginary phobias. As I see it, that basically means you can draw whatever and call it a phobia.



....Vampire-Bunny-phobia ... (your welcome RamyB)...

benjaminleebates


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jboshaw wrote:Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia



Beat me to the punch line...

elmosuperman


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This is a good one. Phobias are hilarious. Let the games begin!

vzfamily


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wootvan wrote:Phobias...what a great idea for a LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRT to demonstrate Woot's phobia of LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRTS.

Come on woot...it's getting cold here.



I would LOVE to have the option of buying long sleeved!!!!!

vzfamily


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clarinerd wrote:Good topic... except for the inclusion of imaginary phobias. As I see it, that basically means you can draw whatever and call it a phobia.



I was thinking the same thing.

sTyLeS


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For those even thinking of entering a cat design, I think I have Ailurophobia, so please don't do it.

elmosuperman


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benjaminleebates wrote:Beat me to the punch line...



Sorry they rejected your making pies. I thought it was hilarious.

jboshaw


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vzfamily wrote:Have you been watching Wizards of Waverly Place?



no. the joke that the phobia of long words is a long word itself has been around since i was young (now 23) and then has probably been around longer than that.

paigeg


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odysseyroc wrote:I'm thinking "Death's fear of some obnoxiously cute critter"



Plus one from me, sight unseen.

bassanimation


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Im terrified of bees/wasps. I literally run in horror at the sight of them, making ape noises and swatting at my own hair and face.

Maybe it's time for me to confront that.... -scribbles-

vzfamily


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jboshaw wrote:no. the joke that the phobia of long words is a long word itself has been around since i was young (now 23) and then has probably been around longer than that.



I'm WAY older than you and hadn't heard that joke lol

midgerock


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"No hippopotami. A totally random rule from a totally random Woot staffer totally randomly named Jason."

well, I guess Jason is afraid of Hippos.
Interesting...
tell us more Jason.
What did the hippo do, Jason?
How did it make you feel, Jason.

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I am looking forward to this one. So many possibilities. But the problem is to not pick a popular fear majority have because then why would one who is afraid of x, y, or z want a t-shirt design based on it. Just sayin'...

jboshaw


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vzfamily wrote:I'm WAY older than you and hadn't heard that joke lol



ah, well, maybe it was just something local. living in michigan we don't have much to amuse ourselves with.

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bassanimation wrote:Im terrified of bees/wasps. I literally run in horror at the sight of them, making ape noises and swatting at my own hair and face.

Maybe it's time for me to confront that.... -scribbles-



Ugh. You too? I hate bugs in general, but bees...*runs*

no1


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bassanimation wrote:Im terrified of bees/wasps. I literally run in horror at the sight of them, making ape noises and swatting at my own hair and face.



so, uh... basically your normal behavior?






//runs away

vzfamily


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bassanimation wrote:Im terrified of bees/wasps. I literally run in horror at the sight of them, making ape noises and swatting at my own hair and face.

Maybe it's time for me to confront that.... -scribbles-



I hate spiders and bugs. I would not like to confront or purchase a shirt with those. LOL

kevlar51


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I'm thinking I'll start out with either a spider in a shoe or a nice creepy looking clown.

paigeg


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clarinerd wrote:Good topic... except for the inclusion of imaginary phobias. As I see it, that basically means you can draw whatever and call it a phobia.



Agreed. That could be baaad. Probably will be.

vzfamily


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kevlar51 wrote:I'm thinking I'll start out with either a spider in a shoe or a nice creepy looking clown.



My other big fear - clowns!!!!!!!!!!!!
This phobia week is gonna frighten me.

chennai8


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wootvan wrote:Phobias...what a great idea for a LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRT to demonstrate Woot's phobia of LONG-SLEEVED T-SHIRTS.

Come on woot...it's getting cold here.



Full sleeve shirt with graphics on center? No thanks!

I do layering.

neyfam2000 wrote:Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"

sogj


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Oh, man, I'm so excited about this! I have an idea, but it might have been done before...we'll see what Google can find. ;)

I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

NameyMcName


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mjc613


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Who is going to do a Kawaiiphobia shirt for Adder?

SeedUvPain


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mjc613 wrote:Who is going to do a Kawaiiphobia shirt for Adder?



75% of all entries

bakbam


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bassanimation wrote:Im terrified of bees/wasps. I literally run in horror at the sight of them, making ape noises and swatting at my own hair and face.

Maybe it's time for me to confront that.... -scribbles-



I am exactlly the same way. I am not only terrified but allergic.