It sounds dumb but Hydrus from Shadow of the Colossus terrified me. After I first came across them in game I stopped playing for over a year, and after I beat them, Dirge stopped me playing for several months. These two creatures genuinely scared me to the point of panicking and sweating and genuinely dreading every second with them. I was too scared to step one of Wander’s feet into the lake in which Hydrus resides, but this month. This month, I destroyed them in Time Attack. I beat Dirge in 3:20:69 out of 6:00:00 and Hydrus in 5:36:97 out of 12:00:00. I’m genuinely so proud. It sounds so stupid that these two guys terrified me this much, but I feel I’ve finally conquered them. I beat my “colossal” fear through just keeping on going. It may have been my first year at Uni but honestly, this felt the bigger accomplishment. Keep at it dudes, you will triumph.
other times a person says something like “oh, maybe you could buy these for your dad’s Christmas gift” and I feel like I’ve been hurled, wide eyed, stark naked, into the ocean from an airplane. After the sting from impact dulls, I quietly claw my way up until I break the surface (numb, heaving, and a little more broken than I was this morning)