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22 October 2010 @ 04:12 pm
repeated phrases are creepy.  
I forgot to mention this slightly embarrassing story. Yesterday I was poking around in the university library stacks, way down in the lowest level with the movable stacks. The lights are on motion timers, but as I was walking down the aisles, the lights wouldn't come on. This was already mildly unsettling, but then my brain started going, "Hey - who turned out the lights?" And I'll admit it: for a few seconds, I was kind of freaked out.

So there you go, Moffat. It took you a few years, but congratulations: you got me to be afraid inside a library. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.

(Actually, he probably would be.)

*shakes fists*
the cold genius: microcosmus hypochondriacusangevin2 on October 22nd, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Dude, basement levels of libraries are SCARY. As are unlighted ones, especially if they also have movable stacks. The Regenstein Library at U of Chicago has the timed lighting too, and I'd get stuck in the dark all the time, and it was freaky.

And Doctor Who had been off the air for 12 years at the time...
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on October 22nd, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
This is true! I'd actually gotten totally accustomed to our movable stacks, plus they keep a lot of the books I like down there, and my carrel is there (because it's also the warmest place in the library), so I'd developed positive and mundane associations. That's why it was odd that I was suddenly creeped out, when I'm down there all the time.
Danielle_P: creepydeleilan on October 22nd, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yep. Creepy.
tempestsarekind: freema reading is sexytempestsarekind on October 22nd, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever been creeped out in a library before! Frustrated, sad, even lost--but not scared.