July 1st, 2011, 4:00 am


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Son of Shelob

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Son of Shelob

cspainey June 27th, 2011, 12:05 am

I am somewhere in my mid-twenties (probably), and I have only just gotten to the point where I can do this.

Inserting a piece of card under the glass and tossing it out a window? No.

But I can put a glass over that thing like a goddamn pro.

For as long as I can remember, I have been terrified of spiders (though apparently not as long as I've been alive; I used to let those things run all over me, according to my parents). Terrified is not an understatement. On more than one occasion a friend has warned me that there was a spider on my clothes. On each of those occasions they proceeded to state their surprise at how fast I had managed to remove myself from said clothes, and all of a sudden be several meters away from them. Usually in the middle of a street. In the middle of the night.

If it wasn't already evident in the comic, I am a pretty classy guy like that.

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Gibson Twist July 1st, 2011, 9:15 am

My wife will periodically scare the shit out of me by random outbursts of what can only be described as "freaking the fuck out" and I will turn/come-running to find that there is a spider smaller than a grain of rice minding its own business, you know, eating the flies that she hates so much. I am often forced to murder said spider without provocation in order to stop the screams of "KILLITKILLITKILLIT!"

I loved spiders when I

The Radical July 1st, 2011, 3:27 pm

was a kid. I had a giant toy tarantula that I loved more than anything. But over the years for no particular reason I slowly started to feel uncomfortable around the thing until it got to the point where even touching it sent shivers down my spine. By the time I was 12 I screamed my lungs out at the sight of a spider of any size. To this day I have no idea why I became so arachnophobic. What's even weirder is that a few months ago... I got better. Just poof back to normal. 7 years of terror and suddenly I am totally okay with spiders again.