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18th Jan '13 7:15:12 PM justanid
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->''"Run for your lives!"''

[[http://www.bogleech.com/ Bogleech]] is a website devoted to insects, parasites and monsters in general. It was started by web cartoonist and biology buff Jonathan Wojcik, also known as Tropers/{{Scythemantis}}. Topics include biology, movie monsters, videogames, toys, mythology, and so on. The main site also includes webcomics and flash cartoons, as well as {{Mortasheen}}, Wojcik's own idea for a Pokemon-style videogame. Also has links to numerous Cracked.com articles written by him, usually about the less pleasant aspects of Mother Nature (e.g. parasites that cause aberrant supernumerary leg growth in frog.
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Bogleech provides examples of:
* AnimalCrossing: [[http://www.bogleech.com/ac.html "Kitties are funny. Kitties like fish. I like fish too. I like to rub them up and down my chest. Kitties are funny."]]
* AnthropomorphicObjects: Or organs, in this case; two recurring characters in his comics are Brains and Guts, who are a sentient brain and stomach, respectively.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: {{Mortasheen}} is something of the Bizarro version of this trope. The setting is [[PollutedWasteland a sprawling continent-sized toxic urban wasteland]] of twisted science that is home to degenerate humanoids and hundreds of species of horrific bloodthirsty monsters (many created by the residents as living tools or weapons) where life is either nasty, brutish and short or agonizingly drawn out for far too long... and yet most sentient beings who live there cheerfully take it all in stride, and behave pretty much like you'd expect if this was a standard happy-go-lucky Pokémon-like world instead of a hell-world that could otherwise give '''''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''''' a run for its money.
* EldritchAbomination: Some of his {{Mortasheen}} menagerie are {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. [[UpToEleven Some are worse.]]
** Sometimes appear in the comic and elsewhere on the site too.
* {{Mons}}: {{Mortasheen}} is a dark version of this idea, with several monster clowns, sentient iron maidens, an entire class consisting of various insects fused with humans and at least four different varieties of zombie fetus.
* MonsterClown: Jonathan is quite obviously a fan; Mortasheen contains an entire monster type comprised of this trope, known as the "Joker" class, which is basically equivalent to there being a Pokemon type called "Clown". There are numerous monstrous clown merchandise items in the Halloween galleries, as well.
* NightmareFetishist
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Mortasheen's Vampire-class monsters, aside from extremely freakish forms, are created by infection from an extraterrestrial (possibly extradimensional) super-parasite whose [[EldritchAbomination ultimate form]] is [[OlympusMons absurdly powerful]]. Fortunately, ultimate form vampires rarely live on Earth for long. Unfortunately, [[TheVirus it's because they leave to spread vampirism to the four corners of the universe and beyond]].
* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the second-to-last picture pops up, followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]] The overall intention is a comical one, but it can still be a little jarring.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Averted. Jonathan and most of the forum members undoubtedly prefer parasitic flatworms that live in snail eyeballs to kittens.
** Some of us like everything.

!!Specific strips from the webcomic include examples of:
* BodyHorror: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic40-fiftyfoot.htm I'm just here to shop!]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic117-arachnophobia.htm I don't hate you.]]
* LightmareFuel: Pretty much every strip to some degree.
* MermaidProblem / OurMermaidsAreDifferent: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic42-mermaid.htm Oh... We have ways...]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Chapters 90 to 94 have 4 hapless zombie fanatics try to survive an actual ZombieApocalypse with weird zombies that have strange and deadly abilities. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for them.]]
* ScoobyDooHoax: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic87-unmasked2.htm Subverted.]] [[spoiler:And then double subverted by the EldritchAbomination's [[YouMeddlingKids closing line]].]]
* ShoutOut: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic29-penguins.htm Penguins]] is a parody of {{Batman}}.
* SurpriseCreepy: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic37-life.htm The gwound is made of tasty! ]]
* UglyCute: Some of the nightmarish things to show up are actually pretty adorable.
* WasOnceAMan: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic18-trees.htm I was two men!]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic43-pirates.htm But even FOUR pirates are no match for Louis-Jacques Thenard, co-discoverer of BORON!]]

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->''"Run for your lives!"''

[[http://www.bogleech.com/ Bogleech]] is a website devoted to insects, parasites and monsters in general. It was started by web cartoonist and biology buff Jonathan Wojcik, also known as Tropers/{{Scythemantis}}. Topics include biology, movie monsters, videogames, toys, mythology, and so on. The main site also includes webcomics and flash cartoons, as well as {{Mortasheen}}, Wojcik's own idea for a Pokemon-style videogame. Also has links to numerous Cracked.com articles written by him, usually about the less pleasant aspects of Mother Nature (e.g. parasites that cause aberrant supernumerary leg growth in frog.
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Bogleech provides examples of:
* AnimalCrossing: [[http://www.bogleech.com/ac.html "Kitties are funny. Kitties like fish. I like fish too. I like to rub them up and down my chest. Kitties are funny."]]
* AnthropomorphicObjects: Or organs, in this case; two recurring characters in his comics are Brains and Guts, who are a sentient brain and stomach, respectively.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: {{Mortasheen}} is something of the Bizarro version of this trope. The setting is [[PollutedWasteland a sprawling continent-sized toxic urban wasteland]] of twisted science that is home to degenerate humanoids and hundreds of species of horrific bloodthirsty monsters (many created by the residents as living tools or weapons) where life is either nasty, brutish and short or agonizingly drawn out for far too long... and yet most sentient beings who live there cheerfully take it all in stride, and behave pretty much like you'd expect if this was a standard happy-go-lucky Pokémon-like world instead of a hell-world that could otherwise give '''''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''''' a run for its money.
* EldritchAbomination: Some of his {{Mortasheen}} menagerie are {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. [[UpToEleven Some are worse.]]
** Sometimes appear in the comic and elsewhere on the site too.
* {{Mons}}: {{Mortasheen}} is a dark version of this idea, with several monster clowns, sentient iron maidens, an entire class consisting of various insects fused with humans and at least four different varieties of zombie fetus.
* MonsterClown: Jonathan is quite obviously a fan; Mortasheen contains an entire monster type comprised of this trope, known as the "Joker" class, which is basically equivalent to there being a Pokemon type called "Clown". There are numerous monstrous clown merchandise items in the Halloween galleries, as well.
* NightmareFetishist
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Mortasheen's Vampire-class monsters, aside from extremely freakish forms, are created by infection from an extraterrestrial (possibly extradimensional) super-parasite whose [[EldritchAbomination ultimate form]] is [[OlympusMons absurdly powerful]]. Fortunately, ultimate form vampires rarely live on Earth for long. Unfortunately, [[TheVirus it's because they leave to spread vampirism to the four corners of the universe and beyond]].
* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the second-to-last picture pops up, followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]] The overall intention is a comical one, but it can still be a little jarring.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Averted. Jonathan and most of the forum members undoubtedly prefer parasitic flatworms that live in snail eyeballs to kittens.
** Some of us like everything.

!!Specific strips from the webcomic include examples of:
* BodyHorror: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic40-fiftyfoot.htm I'm just here to shop!]]
* CuteMonsterGirl: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic117-arachnophobia.htm I don't hate you.]]
* LightmareFuel: Pretty much every strip to some degree.
* MermaidProblem / OurMermaidsAreDifferent: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic42-mermaid.htm Oh... We have ways...]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Chapters 90 to 94 have 4 hapless zombie fanatics try to survive an actual ZombieApocalypse with weird zombies that have strange and deadly abilities. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for them.]]
* ScoobyDooHoax: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic87-unmasked2.htm Subverted.]] [[spoiler:And then double subverted by the EldritchAbomination's [[YouMeddlingKids closing line]].]]
* ShoutOut: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic29-penguins.htm Penguins]] is a parody of {{Batman}}.
* SurpriseCreepy: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic37-life.htm The gwound is made of tasty! ]]
* UglyCute: Some of the nightmarish things to show up are actually pretty adorable.
* WasOnceAMan: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic18-trees.htm I was two men!]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic43-pirates.htm But even FOUR pirates are no match for Louis-Jacques Thenard, co-discoverer of BORON!]]
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1st Aug '12 2:36:50 AM FELH2
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* EldritchAbomination: Some of his {{Mortasheen}} menagerie are {{Shout Out}}s to HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. [[UpToEleven Some are worse.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Some of his {{Mortasheen}} menagerie are {{Shout Out}}s to HPLovecraft's Creator/HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. [[UpToEleven Some are worse.]]



* WeaksauceWeakness: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic43-pirates.htm But even FOUR pirates are no match for Louis-Jacques Thenard, co-discoverer of BORON!]]

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* WeaksauceWeakness: [[http://www.bogleech.com/comics/comic43-pirates.htm But even FOUR pirates are no match for Louis-Jacques Thenard, co-discoverer of BORON!]]
20th Jul '12 11:14:57 AM FELH2
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[[http://www.bogleech.com/ Bogleech]] is a website devoted to insects, parasites and monsters in general. It was started by web cartoonist and biology buff Jonathan Wojcik, also known as {{Tropers/Scythemantis}}. Topics include biology, movie monsters, videogames, toys, mythology, and so on. The main site also includes webcomics and flash cartoons, as well as {{Mortasheen}}, Wojcik's own idea for a Pokemon-style videogame. Also has links to numerous Cracked.com articles written by him, usually about the less pleasant aspects of Mother Nature (e.g. parasites that cause aberrant supernumerary leg growth in frog.

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[[http://www.bogleech.com/ Bogleech]] is a website devoted to insects, parasites and monsters in general. It was started by web cartoonist and biology buff Jonathan Wojcik, also known as {{Tropers/Scythemantis}}.Tropers/{{Scythemantis}}. Topics include biology, movie monsters, videogames, toys, mythology, and so on. The main site also includes webcomics and flash cartoons, as well as {{Mortasheen}}, Wojcik's own idea for a Pokemon-style videogame. Also has links to numerous Cracked.com articles written by him, usually about the less pleasant aspects of Mother Nature (e.g. parasites that cause aberrant supernumerary leg growth in frog.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: {{Mortasheen}} is something of the Bizarro version of this trope. The setting is [[PollutedWasteland a sprawling continent-sized toxic urban wasteland]] of twisted science that is home to degenerate humanoids and hundreds of species of horrific bloodthirsty monsters (many created by the residents as living tools or weapons) where life is either nasty, brutish and short or agonizingly drawn out for far too long... and yet most sentient beings who live there cheerfully take it all in stride, and behave pretty much like you'd expect if this was a standard happy-go-lucky Pokémon-like world instead of a hell-world that could otherwise give '''''{{Warhammer 40000}}''''' a run for its money.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: {{Mortasheen}} is something of the Bizarro version of this trope. The setting is [[PollutedWasteland a sprawling continent-sized toxic urban wasteland]] of twisted science that is home to degenerate humanoids and hundreds of species of horrific bloodthirsty monsters (many created by the residents as living tools or weapons) where life is either nasty, brutish and short or agonizingly drawn out for far too long... and yet most sentient beings who live there cheerfully take it all in stride, and behave pretty much like you'd expect if this was a standard happy-go-lucky Pokémon-like world instead of a hell-world that could otherwise give '''''{{Warhammer '''''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''''' a run for its money.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Averted. Jonathan and most of the forum members undoubtedly prefer parasitic flatworms that live in snail eyeballs to kittens.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Averted. Jonathan and most of the forum members undoubtedly prefer parasitic flatworms that live in snail eyeballs to kittens.



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9th Jun '12 2:45:27 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[http://www.bogleech.com/ Bogleech]] is a website devoted to insects, parasites, monsters, and HighOctaneNightmareFuel in general. It was started by web cartoonist and biology buff Jonathan Wojcik, also known as {{Tropers/Scythemantis}}. Topics include biology, movie monsters, videogames, toys, mythology, and so on. The main site also includes webcomics and flash cartoons, as well as {{Mortasheen}}, Wojcik's own idea for a Pokemon-style videogame. Also has links to numerous Cracked.com articles written by him, usually about the less pleasant aspects of Mother Nature (e.g. parasites that cause aberrant supernumerary leg growth in frog.

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[[http://www.bogleech.com/ Bogleech]] is a website devoted to insects, parasites, monsters, parasites and HighOctaneNightmareFuel monsters in general. It was started by web cartoonist and biology buff Jonathan Wojcik, also known as {{Tropers/Scythemantis}}. Topics include biology, movie monsters, videogames, toys, mythology, and so on. The main site also includes webcomics and flash cartoons, as well as {{Mortasheen}}, Wojcik's own idea for a Pokemon-style videogame. Also has links to numerous Cracked.com articles written by him, usually about the less pleasant aspects of Mother Nature (e.g. parasites that cause aberrant supernumerary leg growth in frog.



* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]] The overall intention is a comical one, but it can still be a little jarring.

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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], up, followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]] The overall intention is a comical one, but it can still be a little jarring.
8th Jun '12 8:39:50 PM Fleming
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* {{Mons}}: {{Mortasheen}} is pretty much the darkest possible version of this idea, with several monster clowns, sentient iron maidens, an entire class consisting of various insects fused with humans and at least four different varieties of zombie fetus.

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* {{Mons}}: {{Mortasheen}} is pretty much the darkest possible a dark version of this idea, with several monster clowns, sentient iron maidens, an entire class consisting of various insects fused with humans and at least four different varieties of zombie fetus.
30th Jan '12 7:30:37 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* EldritchAbomination: Some of his {{Mortasheen}} menagerie are {{Shout Out}}s to HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. [[BeyondTheImpossible Some are worse.]]

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* EldritchAbomination: Some of his {{Mortasheen}} menagerie are {{Shout Out}}s to HPLovecraft's CthulhuMythos. [[BeyondTheImpossible [[UpToEleven Some are worse.]]
26th Jan '12 5:19:16 PM Nire
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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]

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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]"]] The overall intention is a comical one, but it can still be a little jarring.
26th Jan '12 5:04:50 PM Nire
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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to show that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]

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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to show ease arachnophobes into the idea that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]
26th Jan '12 5:04:14 PM Nire
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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?), and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to show that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]

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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article ends in one, after a pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos [[spoiler: get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?), close?)]], and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to show that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]
26th Jan '12 5:02:11 PM Nire
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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article, in a way, to arachnophobes. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?), and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to show that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]

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* TakeThat: [[http://bogleech.com/arachnophobia.html This]] article, article ends in one, after a way, to arachnophobes.pretty nice build-up. Most of the information about spiders and arachnophobia is presented pretty fairly, if perhaps a bit bitterly. For the sake of the sensitive, most of the photographs are of butterflies. These butterfly photos get increasingly creepier as they go (did you ever notice how ugly butterflies can be up close?), and then suddenly you get a picture of a jumping spider looking quite innocent and adorable, presumably to show that spiders can be cute, too. Then the [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel second-to-last picture pops up]], followed by a photo of [[spoiler: a spider catching and killing a butterfly. The words accompanying this picture: "Also, screw you."]]
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