Oh Come On, This Cute Little Guy is Nowhere as Squicky as a Spider

Illustration for article titled Oh Come On, This Cute Little Guy is Nowhere as Squicky as a Spider

In today's nearly completely random episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Althir believes that this friendly little fellow evokes the same sort of terror as would a flying spider. You folks should write more about games, lest the next one be a giant spider close-up.

I'm an arachnophobia. Silly, considering there's approximately three kinds of spiders around here and the most lethal is about as dangerous as a glass of water (room temperature, not carbonated), but there we go.

By extension, crane flies are the worst thing ever: They combine the squickiness of spiders (more accurately, the cellar spider) with the ability to freaking FLY, thus there is no way to be safe. The erratic movement doesn't help either.


But I found the perfect weapon. For I own deodorant. And a lighter.

Insert evil laughter here.

About Speak Up on Kotaku: Our readers have a lot to say, and sometimes what they have to say has nothing to do with the stories we run. That's why we have a forum on Kotaku called Speak Up. That's the place to post anecdotes, photos, game tips and hints, and anything you want to share with Kotaku at large. Every weekday we'll pull one of the best Speak Up posts we can find and highlight it here.

Photo: Michael Pettigrew / Shutterstock

Share This Story

Get our newsletter


^Arachnophobe. Just felt the distinction needed to be made... otherwise this guy is the EMBODIMENT OF ALL FEAR OF SPIDERS!