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Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She couldn't stop laughing, but the situation was far from funny.
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hysterical laughter?
Was she being tickled?

Was her laughter related to the situation at all?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hysterical laughter? yes
Was she being tickled? no

Was her laughter related to the situation at all? yes
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she laughing at someone else? if so, was she laughing at this person's misfortune? an accident this person had?

was she laughing out of embarrassment? for someone? for herself?

was it also nervous laughter?

she: human? adult? female?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she laughing at someone else? no if so, was she laughing at this person's misfortune? an accident this person had?

was she laughing out of embarrassment? no for someone? for herself?

was it also nervous laughter? no

she: human? yes adult? irrel, but we'll say yes female? yes
Rabrab (Rabrab)
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she laughing in a "I had to laugh or I'd cry" sort of reaction?

Was she involved in the situation?
simply witnessing it?
had she caused it?

If yes to "caused it", was it entirely her doing?
had she contributed substantially to it occurring?
contributed somewhat to it occurring?
contributed only minorly to it occurring?

Was the far-from funny-situation
physically life-threatening?
physically dangerous, but not life-threatening?
physically uncomfortable?

Emotionally very disturbing? (A family member is dying)
emotionally upsetting? (Fight with SO)
emotionally annoying? (Neighbor yelled at your dog.)

Financially devastating? (Bankruptcy, major house fire, bank crash)
Financially uncomfortable? (Car needed repairs)
Financially annoying? (Gas went up to $3.50/gallon)
Emeraldink (Emeraldink)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 5:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a chemically induced laughter?

Did she laugh to relieve stress?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she laughing in a "I had to laugh or I'd cry" sort of reaction? no

Was she involved in the situation? yes
simply witnessing it? no
had she caused it? yope?

If yes to "caused it", was it entirely her doing?
had she contributed substantially to it occurring?
contributed somewhat to it occurring?
contributed only minorly to it occurring?

These are hard to answer...no one else was involved in it occuring, but neither did it result as a consequence of her actions.

Was the far-from funny-situation
physically life-threatening? possibly
physically dangerous, but not life-threatening? possibly
physically uncomfortable? yes

Emotionally very disturbing? (A family member is dying) posssibly
emotionally upsetting? (Fight with SO) probably
emotionally annoying? (Neighbor yelled at your dog.) no

Financially devastating? (Bankruptcy, major house fire, bank crash) noish
Financially uncomfortable? possibly (Car needed repairs)
Financially annoying? no (Gas went up to $3.50/gallon)



Was it a chemically induced laughter? No

Did she laugh to relieve stress? no
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a genuine laugh derived from joy?
was it a false laugh?
If false, was it cynical? cruel?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a genuine laugh derived from joy? no
was it a false laugh? yes
If false, was it cynical? no cruel? no
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in physical pain?
was she anticipating physical pain?
inflicted from an external source?
was she afraid for her life?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 11:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in physical pain? possibly
was she anticipating physical pain? no
inflicted from an external source? no
was she afraid for her life? possibly
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 2:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in a scary situation?
was someone threatening her?
was she attempting to act crazy?
was she trying to get someone to leave her alone?
was she trying to attract attention to herself? to her situation?
was she alone? with one other person? two other? three? four? more?
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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she literally unable to stop laughing?

Was it the case that she couldn't stop because something unpleasant would have happened if she did?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she in a scary situation? yes
was someone threatening her? no
was she attempting to act crazy? no
was she trying to get someone to leave her alone? no
was she trying to attract attention to herself? no to her situation? no
was she alone? with one other person? two other? three? four? more? irrel

Was she literally unable to stop laughing? yes

Was it the case that she couldn't stop because something unpleasant would have happened if she did? no
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 5:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

important what she is doing? is she watching a movie? television? listening to radio? on the phone? at the computer?

important where she is? inside? outside?
parking lot?
in her house?
in someone else's house?
in a car?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Monday, June 25, 2007 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

important what she is doing?yope is she watching a movie? television? listening to radio? on the phone? at the computer? could be any of these, but...

important where she is?no inside? outside?
parking lot?
in her house?
in someone else's house?
in a car?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have an accident?
some kind of illness?
are there relevant happenings to explore before the laughter
if so.. seconds? minutes? hours? weeks? years? before
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 12:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have an accident? no
some kind of illness? no
are there relevant happenings to explore before the laughter noish
if so.. seconds? minutes? hours? weeks? years? before
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 1:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Her state of physical discomfort and possible pain was caused by..

herself? self & psychological? self & physical?
an object?
another person?
a position her body was in?

by "situation" should we explore her physical environment?
If she was in some kind of isolation could we recreate this situation or do we need to add an object(s)? people? a person? to the equation?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Her state of physical discomfort and possible pain was caused by..

herself?well, yes self & psychological?no self & physical? yes
an object? no
another person? no
a position her body was in? yope

by "situation" should we explore her physical environment? no
If she was in some kind of isolation could we recreate this situation or do we need to add an object(s)? it would work in isolation people? a person? to the equation?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 5:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she doing exercise? yoga? running? swimming? playing a sport?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she doing exercise? yoga? running? swimming? playing a sport? possibly any of these, but irrel
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she doing something relavant with her hands? teeth? legs?
was she doing a deliberate action on herself?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 12:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she doing something relavant with her hands? possibly teeth? probably not legs? possibly
was she doing a deliberate action on herself? no
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 3:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

she was of sound mind and then caused physical distress to herself?

would the hands, legs etc be causing the distess? a symptom of it?

is it a seizure?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 5:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

she was of sound mind and then caused physical distress to herself? yesish

would the hands, legs etc be causing the distess? no a symptom of it? yes

is it a seizure? yes
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Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll email you my guess.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does her seizure somehow cause her to laugh, through muscle spasms or something like that?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
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Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll email you my guess.reply sent. you're correct.

Does her seizure somehow cause her to laugh, through muscle spasms or something like that? yes...

*********SPOILER*************


She suffers from gelastic seizures, which are a form of epileptic seizures. The seizures affect the part of the brain that controls emotion, so some people experience fear, or extreme sadness, but perhaps the most common is uncontrollable laughter. The laughter may or may not be accompanied by more "typical" seizing, like the violent shaking you see on TV.

The inspiration came from an article about a 3 year old who suffers from laughing seizures. So it's safe to say that although she was laughing, and laughing quite uncontrollably, the fact that she was suffering from an epileptic seizure is hardly funny.

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