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08 January 2005 @ 02:31 pm
Magical, Mystical, Magnetic Me.  
One true thing that I have to admit to all of you, is that I? Break things.

This is not to say that I sometimes become overcome with powerful compulsions to destroy and then lurch around smashing and knocking things over while ululating or anything. (Though, that too, sometimes happens...) No, no, you see, this is a far more subtle, pervasive kind of destruction -- in fact, it's not something I really can control.

Just by being in the same room as -- gadgets, or what have you, I break them.

It's been proven, time and again; this is not just my paranoia talking. I think I may be magnetic, but not in that neat Magneto-way, just in a low-level "Oh, look, you're magnetic and so you BREAK THINGS by standing next to them" kind of way.

This, poses many a problem. I've broken computers, phones, televisions, refrigerators, countless cd players, VCRS, radios, toasters -- you name it, I've broken it. It gets old, after a while. Sure, it still has a certain charming (as the French say) I don't know what about it ("Oh, that Nifra, she's a card! Did you know she's magnetic?"), but at the end of the day, I don't want everything I own to be broken by my -- magnetism or whatever.

I think I'm going to start eating less spinach and red meat, so as to cut down on the iron in my blood. This will be what I tell my father by way of pacification when I am also forced to tell him that his record player stopped working when I touched it earlier today.

...that is, if I survive the first ten seconds after the confession.
Current Mood: predatorypredatory
Current Music: No music, and I'll tell you why: I HAVE BROKEN EVERYTHING THAT PLAYS MUSIC.
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pure FORESHADOWING: Bobcatitude!nifra_idril on January 9th, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
I am SO glad I'm not the only one! *clings*

Though, I've gone the other way, and started to portray all mechanical failures around me as though the appliances were in league and consorting against me. I'll say things like, "Dad, today the microwave threw itself out of the wall and tried to decapitate me."

Rather than, "So, the microwave kind of broke today while I was in the kitchen."

It's one way of coping with it, I think .
thecaelum on January 8th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
My mother is like that, she cannot wear watches because of it. They stop working. *geeks* I think it's really interesting, and sends me off into fascinating areas of theory about people who have bodies that can affect machinery and electronics. Because there are probably people who have bodies that can do all sorts of other nifty things, and yeah... I'm having a Mulder moment here, big time. *embarrassed*

But that's theory. The practical application side of this is that it sucks big time. And it isn't as if you can help it, your body just has it out for electronics.
pure FORESHADOWING: Deathnifra_idril on January 9th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)
Actually, I do find it really interesting. And I can't wear watches either.

Sometimes, when I combine this weird factoid -- the magnetic thing -- with the fact that I'm freakishly appealing to cats, my imagination starts clocking over time and I wonder if I maybe have powers I don't know about, and if I could only *refine* them then maybe I'd have enough telekinesis to move the water from my desk to where I am so that I can continue to be lazy and not get up and get it.

And then I think about that for a minute, and decide that I'm being both silly and lazy.

But I do agree with the underpinning theory. There's just got to be something hinky about my body chemistry, though, what? I do not know.
thecaelum on January 9th, 2005 05:55 am (UTC)
Thing is, though, that magnetism plays a role in most electronics, including watches. Computers as well, but that is more because they disrupt the physical surface of hard drives. And even then, you have to have a pretty strong magnet within very close physical proximity to the computer before it bites the big one.

However, a low-level sort of organic and consistent electromagnetic energy disruption could do what you are describing, because it would fuck with anything electronic. Including watches of both types, which operate at a base level using a kind of electric energy.

So, in short? I bet you have a kind of low-grade EMP sort of power, which would imply at the cellular level, your body's energy dispels itself in a manner that disrupts the operation of nearby electronics. *bounces excitedly*