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#1 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

I am.

I just two brown recluses by my sofa and I wanna call in an air strike on my apartment..

Don't think I'm going to be able to sleep tonight.

Apparently, most spiders aren't even harmful to humans, but I'm scared of all spiders because they're gross. >.<

..What about you giantbomb community member? What do you think about spiders?

#2 Posted by ShaggE (6625 posts) -

You sure they were brown recluses? I'd be getting an exterminator in that case. Recluse bites aren't fun.

#3 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

@ShaggE: Positive. :(

I'm moving to a new apartment on June 1st, and it's owned by the same landlord I have now so I'm gonna see if I can move outta here early or something... or maybe my landlord will buy me hella cocaine so I don't have to sleep for the next six days.

#4 Posted by ShaggE (6625 posts) -

If it helps any, they need serious provocation to bite, and they can't bite through clothes.

#5 Posted by RPGee (763 posts) -

Nope. I'm weary of them if they're big, obviously, but you just have to remember that most can't cause very much harm, and even if they could they usually just mind their own business. Slept very peacefully in a room with a redback spider right above my head once, like the superhuman I am.

#6 Posted by JackSukeru (5946 posts) -

Bigger ones can make me nervous if I see them in real life, they can look a little threatening , smaller ones don't bother me. Otherwise I think they're cool, loved playing Diablo 3, chucking urn upon urn full of the buggers, filling half the screen.

#7 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

@ShaggE: Hmm, I killed them both. Maybe I should hide the bodies? :'(

#8 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

@RPGee said:

Nope. I'm weary of them if they're big, obviously, but you just have to remember that most can't cause very much harm, and even if they could they usually just mind their own business. Slept very peacefully in a room with a redback spider right above my head once, like the superhuman I am.

:O Nerves of steel.

#9 Posted by ShaggE (6625 posts) -

@MethodMan008 said:

@ShaggE: Hmm, I killed them both. Maybe I should hide the bodies? :'(

Could wear them and try to infiltrate their society...

#10 Edited by MattyFTM (14423 posts) -

Nope. I might care more if I lived in a country where we had dangerous spiders, but here spiders are totally harmless. In fact, I quite like spiders. I never wash one down the drain if it's in my bathtub or anything like that. I always move it out of the bathtub.

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#11 Posted by RPGee (763 posts) -

@MethodMan008 said:

@RPGee said:

Nope. I'm weary of them if they're big, obviously, but you just have to remember that most can't cause very much harm, and even if they could they usually just mind their own business. Slept very peacefully in a room with a redback spider right above my head once, like the superhuman I am.

:O Nerves of steel.

Nerves of Australium.

#12 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@MethodMan008 said:

@ShaggE: Hmm, I killed them both. Maybe I should hide the bodies? :'(

Could wear them and try to infiltrate their society...

Lmao. My water heater kept going out this month so it's in the process of being replaced and the dude that does work on stuff that breaks left all the panels off of the wall that water heater was behind and it's FULL of spiderwebs.. I imagine that is their homeland..

I have supplies on hand to make a molotov cocktail, but I don't think that would stay contained, and might blow up the water heater (?)..

#13 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

@RPGee said:

@MethodMan008 said:

@RPGee said:

Nope. I'm weary of them if they're big, obviously, but you just have to remember that most can't cause very much harm, and even if they could they usually just mind their own business. Slept very peacefully in a room with a redback spider right above my head once, like the superhuman I am.

:O Nerves of steel.

Nerves of Australium.

Ah, that would explain it. From looking at pictures and videos Australia looks so beautiful, but I don't think I could ever visit because I would probably be terrified of dying to all the wildlife there..

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6625 posts) -

@MethodMan008: Honestly, I'd let them be since you're moving so soon anyway. If they're contained in a nice spot like that, they aren't likely to bother you.

#15 Posted by Village_Guy (2656 posts) -

Yes, I am goddamn fucking terrified of them. And I know it isn't logical since they aren't dangerous for me, but I can't help it. It is the worst thing...

#16 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

I thought only women are afraid of insects...no offense.

#17 Posted by JackSukeru (5946 posts) -

Ah you killed them? You're fucked then. They're a bunch of vengeful little fuckers see, the rest of their family is probably inbound as we speak. We'll I'm sure you'll be fine, s'long as you don't sleep, or go outside, or stay where you are.

#18 Posted by MethodMan008 (824 posts) -

This is why if I could take any superheroes powers it would totally be Sue Storm.. Those bastards would never get past my force field..

@ShaggE: Well that is comforting.. Hopefully they stay there and stop venturing out.. My heart can't take much more.

#19 Posted by Deathmachine117 (377 posts) -

If I have spotted one in my room no matter the size I wont sleep until I have hunted it down and murdered it. You cant trust anything with that number of legs.

#20 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

Yep, I'm completely paralyzed for a few seconds when I see one. Luckily, in the Netherlands there aren't too many spiders that grow to a big size, and they're all perfectly harmless to humans. Only one species is known to deliver a painful bite, which is the Waterspin (diving bell spider), but - as the name implies - these are only to be found in wetlands.

#21 Posted by fox01313 (5088 posts) -

Nope, while it's nice that they help keep the bug population down, it'd be nice if the spiders residing in the apartment helped pay some of the bills.

#22 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1594 posts) -

Am I afraid of spiders? No; I just can't fucking stand the things. If there is one in my room, outside my room, or anywhere near my room, I will not be capable of falling asleep until I know it is absolutely dead.

#23 Posted by ShockD (2430 posts) -
@TheDudeOfGaming said:

I thought only women are afraid of insects...no offense.

I thought only women think that spiders are insects.
#24 Edited by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

@MethodMan008 said:

I am.

I just two brown recluses by my sofa and I wanna call in an air strike on my apartment..

Don't think I'm going to be able to sleep tonight.

Apparently, most spiders aren't even harmful to humans, but I'm scared of all spiders because they're gross. >.<

..What about you giantbomb community member? What do you think about spiders?

NO DUMBFUCK.

RUN.. GET OUT.

BROWN RECLUSES ARE HIGHLY DANGEROUS AND HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO MELT APPENDAGES OFF WITH ONE BITE.

#25 Edited by Seedofpower (3947 posts) -

Nope.

I used to own 2 pink toed Mexican jumping tarantulas. Their names were Ned and Ted.

They looked something like this.

They lived for about 2 years in the same cage. They are the only kind that can do that.

#26 Posted by PolygonSlayer (432 posts) -

Living in the UK there aren't really any dangerous spiders so I personally have nothing against spiders. I would actually prefer to have a spider in my room than a fly buzzing about, bashing it's silly head into things. Those things are annoying!

I also tend to think spiders look cute with their shiny little eyes o_o

However when there are a lot of them in a bunch, like crawling around, then it's gross :S

#27 Posted by RPGee (763 posts) -

@MethodMan008 said:

@RPGee said:

@MethodMan008 said:

@RPGee said:

Nope. I'm weary of them if they're big, obviously, but you just have to remember that most can't cause very much harm, and even if they could they usually just mind their own business. Slept very peacefully in a room with a redback spider right above my head once, like the superhuman I am.

:O Nerves of steel.

Nerves of Australium.

Ah, that would explain it. From looking at pictures and videos Australia looks so beautiful, but I don't think I could ever visit because I would probably be terrified of dying to all the wildlife there..

Look, you'll be just fine, as long as you don't actively look to piss them off. Don't poke your hands down any holes, don't got trekking through the bush like an idiot, and just be sensible. The worst are honestly the mosquitoes, but they're a pain anywhere.

Also, if you're doing the good tourist-y thing, you'll be in places where you'll see the danger from a good 25 metres or so, or there just won't be a risk at all. Do come, we're pretty cool people.

#28 Posted by Digiwth (152 posts) -

Hell yeah I'm afraid of spiders.

#29 Posted by Digiwth (152 posts) -

Who wouldn't be afraid of those 8 legged freaks???

#30 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

Shit scared of spiders, I remember when I was 8 on holiday, I go the the toilet and there was 2 massive spiders as big as my hand in the toilet, I just lifted my pants back up and ran.

#31 Posted by M_33 (527 posts) -

I'm fine with spiders. If they don't bug me, I don't bug them.

#32 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@antikorper said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

I thought only women are afraid of insects...no offense.

I thought only women think that spiders are insects.

Damn, you a sexist bro.

#33 Edited by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Yes. A couple of weeks ago there was this huge one on and unused chair in the corner of my bedroom. When I spotted it I turned into just a blithering idiot and was scurrying about trying to formulate a plan to kill it. Sucked it with the vacuum hose, but not before it almost made it to the floor register. I Didn't sleep well for a week afterwards. I decided to keep my room clean of crap in weird places so I can see em more easily, it's making me a cleaner person. Also I've gotten together a pair of thick spider smushing gloves, spider squishin shoes and a large magazine to smack them with if need be.

#34 Posted by SuperTess (142 posts) -

I don't enjoy them, they're creepy. The other day this fat little hairy spider tried to ambush me at my car, it was just hanging out on my door, lying in wait and it looked like one of the jumpy ones. My husband tried to knock it off the door but only managed to knock it into the open car window! He opened the door and claimed it was gone, but I was like nuh-uh and when I looked in, it was hanging out on the door frame smirking at me! So I slammed the door on it and the damn thing was still alive but decided to exit the car. Freakin' thing.

So yeah, not a fan of spiders.

#35 Posted by Moreau_MD (402 posts) -

Apparently this what the venom of that spider you mentioned can do to you...

#36 Posted by kindgineer (2789 posts) -

@Village_Guy said:

Yes, I am goddamn fucking terrified of them. And I know it isn't logical since they aren't dangerous for me, but I can't help it. It is the worst thing...

#37 Posted by habster3 (3600 posts) -

Yes, but to a reasonable extent (ie not being petrified in fear when seeing one)

#38 Posted by probablytuna (3795 posts) -

I'm not afraid of them until they are next to my face or are the size of my hand.

#39 Posted by wwfundertaker (1404 posts) -

Not really, would usually capture them and release them outside.

#40 Edited by Smashlampjaw (220 posts) -

Fuuuuuck Spiders, man

#41 Posted by laserbolts (5341 posts) -

Yes but I don't mind seeing them in a video game or something. I don't get that.

#42 Posted by ShockD (2430 posts) -
@TheDudeOfGaming said:

@antikorper said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

I thought only women are afraid of insects...no offense.

I thought only women think that spiders are insects.

Damn, you a sexist bro.

Ja sam pitbul - terier.
 
Also, there's arachnophobia that can affect anyone, regardless of gender.
#43 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Actually, I love spiders-- I'd personally love to have a Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula as a pet one day ^^

#44 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3211 posts) -

A little bit. When they're crawling on me.

#45 Edited by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

I like spiders. They eat annoying insects. I'm afraid of wasps though.

Edit: Ants are worse than spiders. I'd much rather have a spider crawling on me than an ant. Spiders are harmless, ants bite.

#46 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

No, I love stepping on them!

#47 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1020 posts) -

@MethodMan008: You're supposed to put acorns in each corner of every room in your house, that is if you can find enough damn acorns. Spiders dont like the smell

#48 Posted by stonepawfox (236 posts) -

I am afraid of spiders because I don't want to be bitten and don't like the idea of it crawling on me, I just have a fear of most insects and arachnids and other arthropods. However, what I hate most of all is ant invasions into my home rendering me unable to leave any food item out of a sealed container and having to scrub my countertops of any particulate. At times like these if I see a spider in my house I will respectfully acknowledge it and will not disturb it, because I'm hopeful that it will destroy some of those annoying motherfuckers. Spiders don't eat my food.

#49 Posted by Jimbo (9930 posts) -

Spiders can fuck right off.

#50 Posted by Marcsman (3256 posts) -

NO