Monday, July 23, 2012

Chapter 14, Page 10 In stereo

Sorry. Scream!

And I got another one out! Woot!

Is it normal to be this freaked out about bugs and arachnids? Because I remember alternating between annoyed and amused by the whole thing. Not that I'd want one of the poisonous specimens crawling on me. That would be scary.

16 comments:

Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com (Dan) said...

When the older of my two nieces was about three or four years old, I googled a picture of a sea slug for her as part of a juvenile urge to gross her out (very juvenile, as this was only about four or five years ago!). Ironically, I wound up sitting there for two or three more hours Googling more sea slug pictures after she laughed hysterically and announced at the top of her lungs that "I *like* gross stuff Uncle Dan!"

Brigid said...

@Dan: I think I'd like your niece. ^_^ Last year I was at the zoo with my Dad and got to gross out a couple little girls by showing them where some giant cockroaches were hiding in a terrarium they were looking at. That was fun, and I think they enjoyed it a little, too.

Brian Gill said...

I'm not sure there is a 'normal' for arachnophobia: although I suppose there's an 'average' somewhere in the statistics.

Folks vary - a lot - in what spooks them, what doesn't, and what's likely to produce full-blown panic.

Like the fellow said: "oh, look; there's a yeti." ;)

Brigid said...

@Dad: True. It just seems like there are an awful lot of little girls whose first instinct is to start screaming when presented with anything with more than four limbs.

Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com (Dan) said...

Naomi: Or less than four. :)

Brigid said...

@Dan: Yes, there is the stock reaction to icky boys.

Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com (Dan) said...

Hey...I didn't mean that, exactly. I was referring more to the smaller, invertebrate variety of things with less than six legs.

Brigid said...

@Dan: Ah yes, like one of the things little boys are made of. ;P

Journo-SEAL said...

@Brigid: Well, depends how you define normal. I happen to know a handful of people who get freaked out about a spider. Personally, I prefer to just transport them somewhere where they don't bother me. Of course if it were a black widow or any other such poisonous spider, I would probably be a little more inclined to be creeped out.

Having said that, I tend to be a little exasperated when people get freaked out by a picture of a spider.

"Ceci n'est pas une araignee" XP

Brigid said...

@Journo: True, true. I can only speak from personal experience and observation, after all. And I prefer to move the critter, too.

Ce what now?

Croatoan5376@Yahoo.com (Dan) said...

"This...is not a spider", I think...

Brigid said...

@Dan: dun dun DUN!

Journo-SEAL said...

@Dan: That's correct!

@Brigid: What Dan said. It's French for "This is not a spider" and is actually a reference to a famous painting by Magritte. Virtual cookies/cake/sweet stuff if you can guess which one ;P

Brigid said...

@Journo: Had to look him up, but I'm guessing it's a reference to 'The Treachery of Images.' Now gimme the cake! *yumyumyum*

Journo-SEAL said...

@Brigid: I'm almost tempted to call shenanigans on that one...oh, what the heck, why let a good cake go to waste!

Enjoy!

Brigid said...

@Journo: Yay! Cake!