Is anybody else arachnophobic?

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#1 Posted by Sooty (8194 posts) -
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I'm looking forward to playing this game but them fucking spiders are going to make me wince.

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#2 Posted by LaserGreen (53 posts) -

Yeah I'm arachnophobic, but I always feel sort of bad when I kill them, which is problematic because I live in a country renowned for tiny 8 legged creatures that can kill you. At least in games I can get even with those bastards without irrational guilt trips.

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#3 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I came across them yeah, goosebumps all over my skin.
 
Then I fucking murdered them. It felt good.

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#4 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

That son bitch is hairy!

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#5 Posted by Slaker117 (4872 posts) -

I hate spiders, but seeing them in movies or video games doesn't really bother me.

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#6 Posted by SlashDance (1867 posts) -

@Slaker117 said:

I hate spiders, but seeing them in movies or video games doesn't really bother me.

This. Plus huge ones like that can't crawl under your desk and climb up your leg and oh god I need to check something...

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#7 Posted by fullmetal5550 (347 posts) -

@Slaker117 said:

I hate spiders, but seeing them in movies or video games doesn't really bother me.

I can't watch real spiders that are on TV or in movies. When I obviously know a spider is fake like in Skyrim or like Shelob in Lord Of The Rings I am fine. Kind of weird. I know.

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#8 Posted by Syndrom (433 posts) -

i'm not, but those things still give me the creeps

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#9 Posted by TheEvilCory (80 posts) -

Yeah, I'm totally arachnophobic. I'll be fine as long as I don't look at the eyes. Fuckin creepy spider eyes are the worst.

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#10 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5014 posts) -

I'd rather have a horde of Mudcrabs than those!

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#11 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

I'd deadly afraid of whales.

You heard me. Whales.

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#12 Posted by alexl86 (757 posts) -

I have no feelings towards spiders one way or another, but that may have to do with there not being any spiders that can actually kill you where I live.

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#13 Posted by sungahymn (1113 posts) -

I was super cautious scrolling down this forum became I was thinking that some jerk would put up a picture of a real-life spider.

Yes, I'm arachnophobic.

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#14 Posted by Vexxan (4629 posts) -
@Cincaid said:

I'd deadly afraid of whales.

You heard me. Whales.

Yep, creatures of the deep are the worst!
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#15 Posted by phrosnite (3516 posts) -

No.

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#16 Posted by bioblood22 (442 posts) -

Yes I do not like spiders, at all. I do understand they are important to the circle of life but so help me if they touch me...

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#17 Posted by Chemin (656 posts) -

I fucking hate spiders, also, and I get the creeps even when they appear in film and games. Still, I'll play that game anyway. I remember the spiders in Dark Messiah, damn, they REALLY gave me the creeps. Ugh. Worst case of spiders in a video game, ever.

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#18 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@fullmetal5550 said:

@Slaker117 said:

I hate spiders, but seeing them in movies or video games doesn't really bother me.

I can't watch real spiders that are on TV or in movies. When I obviously know a spider is fake like in Skyrim or like Shelob in Lord Of The Rings I am fine. Kind of weird. I know.

Same. It's like the Spider Uncanny Valley where it looks real at first glance but my brain can tell something's not quite right.

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#19 Edited by BonOrbitz (2433 posts) -

I have SEVERE arachnophobia. Like, if I allowed myself I could vomit when I get too close to a large spider (for real!)

Thankfully my brain knows that the screenshot is "just a video game" but I get a twinge of nausea nonetheless.

@Sooty: Nice "comic" by the way! :D

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#20 Posted by Sawboss (97 posts) -

I'm okay with giant spiders in video games, but giant bugs freak me out. Fallout radroaches were the worst...giving me the willies.

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#21 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

Spider with a health bar?.....game is set in Australia I guess.

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#22 Posted by BonOrbitz (2433 posts) -

@Unknown_Pleasures said:

Spider with a health bar?.....game is set in Australia I guess.

Wha-what? What does that mean?

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#23 Posted by KillyDarko (1991 posts) -

Nope, I actually like spiders :)

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#24 Posted by Codeacious (957 posts) -

I'm extremely arachnophobic, and I hate it. I can't stand any form of spider within 10 feet of me.

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#25 Posted by TeamJersey (389 posts) -
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SPIDERS. WITH HEALTH BARS.

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#26 Posted by Veektarius (5863 posts) -

I really don't like bugs (I know, spiders not bugs, etc), in that I don't like them being near me and potentially crawling over me, not so much when I'm asleep as when I'm awake. I sometimes wonder whether my aversion to bugs is a phobia even though it's not really crippling. If the test of a phobia is whether the image of a bug on a screen causes me discomfort, then I am not arachnophobic.

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#27 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2722 posts) -

I hear the average person swallows 4 spiders a year while they sleep.

Perspective is a bitch.

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#28 Posted by BonOrbitz (2433 posts) -

@TeamJersey said:

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SPIDERS. WITH HEALTH BARS.

THAT CAN'T BE REAL!

...can it?

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#29 Posted by TobbRobb (5813 posts) -

@Chemin: I HATED THOSE FUCKING SPIDERS!

They were the reason I never finished the game. ;(

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#30 Posted by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

Yeah, Im not looking forward to that bit at all, I'll get through it. But very twitchy and gossebumpy.

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#31 Posted by Aleryn (718 posts) -

Wow, that's a BIG spidey. For me though, nothing will compare to the HORROR of the Giant Spiders in Daggerfall. They looked nasty, sounded MUCH WORSE, and were VERY likely to paralyze your character and then slowly "eat" them until they were finally allowed to die. Oh, oh... and then there were the Giant Scorpions... eeauughhh... that NOISE they made. Same deal otherwise, though.

Now just imagine if Bethesda had the sadism to allow the spidey in Skyrim to string your character up in webs, hang them up somewhere, and then take their time eating them in a nasty but detailed third person animation!

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#32 Posted by TeamJersey (389 posts) -

@bonorbitz: BY THE BEARD OF ZEUS. THIS

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#33 Posted by eezo (308 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

I'd deadly afraid of whales.

You heard me. Whales.

whales? really? out of all the scary ass creatures in the ocean.. personally i'm fucking shit scared of sharks/snakes.. spiders are kinda nasty aswell but then again i'm from norway

we dont have any dangerous spiders or snakes here, and well dont think there has ever been a shark here either so i'm good!

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#34 Posted by Cincaid (3050 posts) -

@eezo said:

@Cincaid said:

I'd deadly afraid of whales.

You heard me. Whales.

whales? really? out of all the scary ass creatures in the ocean.. personally i'm fucking shit scared of sharks/snakes.. spiders are kinda nasty aswell but then again i'm from norway

we dont have any dangerous spiders or snakes here, and well dont think there has ever been a shark here either so i'm good!

I can just imagine swimming in the middle of the ocean (for some reason), and see this absolutely huge shadow towering up beneath you in the water. I swear I'd pass out from fear if that ever happened in real life, even if whales don't exactly eat or attack humans.

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#35 Posted by OtakuGamer (1528 posts) -

I don't like any kind of insects in real life. Freaks me out. Video games however, not really.

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#36 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14298 posts) -

Spiders are scary, but that just means I'll kill them that much faster, right?

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#37 Posted by Largo6661 (355 posts) -

That why i always loved elder scrolls becouse there was no spiders but now.............damn it Todd Howard!!

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#38 Posted by BonOrbitz (2433 posts) -

@TeamJersey said:

@bonorbitz: BY THE BEARD OF ZEUS. THIS

Sweet Jesus. Just... Gah. I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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#39 Posted by TheEvilCory (80 posts) -

I don't typically play magic focused characters in TES games, but I am going to level destruction in skyrim for the sole purpose of wasting these monstrosities with copious amounts of fire.

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#40 Posted by TeamJersey (389 posts) -

@bonorbitz: Excellent quote.

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#41 Posted by FreakAche (3043 posts) -

Real spiders freak me out. Fictional ones not so much.

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#42 Posted by TeamJersey (389 posts) -

@Cincaid said:

I can just imagine swimming in the middle of the ocean (for some reason), and see this absolutely huge shadow towering up beneath you in the water. I swear I'd pass out from fear if that ever happened in real life, even if whales don't exactly eat or attack humans.

You know what else would appear as a gigantic shadow beneath you AND bite you in half? Great whites. This is why sharks are far more terrifying than whales.

And orcas have been known to attack and kill humans.

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#43 Posted by Chemin (656 posts) -

@TobbRobb: Yeah, they really were the worst. Hairy, fast, crawling on every surface. Some big, some small. Extremely creepy locations too, of course. And those sounds. Yuck! One of the worst creepy-crawly sensations I've had in a game, ever. I barely made it past, and they kept coming back from time to time throughout the game. Sometimes just one spider lurking in a room you entered, hanging around, waiting. It kept me on my toes the whole fucking time, even when there was no indication of spider territory.

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#44 Posted by VisariLoyalist (3117 posts) -

oh god reddit is spreading kill it kill it!

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#45 Posted by Arker101 (1484 posts) -

I do not like arachnids. In any shape or form.

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#46 Posted by Pumpe (72 posts) -

I hate spiders, they freak me right the fuck out. The times Ive read lotr Ive almost shit my pants during Shelob. I havnt seen the scenes with the Shelob in the movie. I got goosebumps when fighting the hairy fuckers in WoW. I read this thread with my hand over the screen as I knew someone would post spider images. I will learn myself to mod Skyrim in order to switch that motherfucking spider to basically anything.

I am phobic.

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#47 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

I hope John Goodman is in this game too. Gonna need some extermination.

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#48 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I have nothing against them, they usually leave me in peace.

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#49 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

The giant ones wont bother me in skyrim, its the small-dog sized ones that give me the willies.

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#50 Posted by Hilikus (285 posts) -

I can handle fake video game spiders. But if I see a real spider in my vicinity, I lose it.

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