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6th Apr '13 3:29:47 AM Xtifr
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->''"Will you walk into my parlor?"''
-->--'''The Spider'''

The Spider and the Fly is a poem written in 1829 by Mary Howitt. It was more recently adapted into picture book form by Tony Diterlizzi in 2002, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary as of 2012.

In this story, the protagonist, the titular Fly, walks into the Spider's parlor one night. She is then warmed up by the Spider with his acts of courtesy and flattery. Unfortunately, these kind acts are a facade, as the Spider has nasty plans for her. However, even though other victims try to pass on warnings, the Fly is distracted by the Spider's charm, and therefore is unaware of the fate she is soon to befall.

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!!!The books provide examples of:
* BadassDamsel: The Fly. She struggles and puts up a fight before ultimately [[spoiler: dies]].
* BadassMustache: The cricket ghost. Also the Spider.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Both ghost bugs for the Fly, warning her to leave.
* ButtMonkey: The Cricket. He gets kicked by the Spider while already dead!
* DeadpanSnarker: The Spider, in [[spoiler: the 'letter' he wrote after he has dinner.]]
* DoomMagnet: The Fly, obviously. She happens upon the house where the Spider lives.
* DownerEnding/[[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: The Spider.
* EvilFeelsGood: The Spider can tell you all about how much he loves his job [[spoiler: especially in the epilogue]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: The Spider plays 'courteous host' until he is ready to pounce.
* FilmNoir: The whole book is set up in a old-timey, silver-screen setting.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed. She finds him charming and promises to come back, he compliments her and tells her she's beautiful. [[spoiler: After he kills her, he mentions in the letter that she 'put up a commendable fight']]
* {{GASP}}: [[spoiler: When the Spider and Fly look like they might have a romantic moment, only for him on the next page to capture her]]
* HotGuysAreBastards: Again, this plays into the [[FoeRomanceSubtext]] idea that the hero and villain are attracted to each other. It is up for debate wether or not the Spider is physically attractive, but he is at least charming.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : All of the cast, actually. Though WordOfGod has some mention gave 'names' in paper puppets, downloadable here [[http://diterlizzi.com/home/project/the-spider-and-the-fly/]]
* RootingForTheEmpire
* ScareEmStraight: How the Aesop is presented.
* SceneryPorn
* TakeThat: The epilogue of the book features one towards CharlottesWeb [[spoiler: and readers who expected HappilyEverAfter]].
* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeRomanceSubtext Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.
* TheFlapper: As the book takes place in a 1920's movie setting, the Fly gets to be this. [[TheCutie And she looks good in it, too.]]
* VillainousFashionSense: The Spider, even outside of clothing fashion. WordofGod says this, in fact 'Sometimes, like Mr. Spider in The Spider & The Fly, it’s all about the costume they wear…or the house they live in.'
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome!: The ghost bugs were hand-drawn and then added in later in Photoshop as a transparent layer, giving them the glow.

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->''"Will you walk into my parlor?"''
-->--'''The Spider'''

The
''The Spider and the Fly is a Fly'' may refer to:

* ''Literature/TheSpiderAndTheFly'', an 1829
poem written in 1829 by Mary Howitt. It was more recently adapted into picture book form by Tony Diterlizzi in 2002, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary as of 2012.

In this story, the protagonist, the titular Fly, walks into the Spider's parlor one night. She is then warmed up by the Spider with his acts of courtesy and flattery. Unfortunately, these kind acts are
Howitt.
* ''Film/TheSpiderAndTheFly'',
a facade, as the Spider has nasty plans for her. However, even though other victims try to pass on warnings, the Fly is distracted by the Spider's charm, and therefore is unaware of the fate she is soon to befall.

NeedsWikiMagicLove

!!!The books provide examples of:
* BadassDamsel: The Fly. She struggles and puts up a fight before ultimately [[spoiler: dies]].
* BadassMustache: The cricket ghost. Also the Spider.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Both ghost bugs for the Fly, warning her to leave.
* ButtMonkey: The Cricket. He gets kicked by the Spider while already dead!
* DeadpanSnarker: The Spider, in [[spoiler: the 'letter' he wrote after he has dinner.]]
* DoomMagnet: The Fly, obviously. She happens upon the house where the Spider lives.
* DownerEnding/[[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: The Spider.
* EvilFeelsGood: The Spider can tell you all
1949 FilmNoir movie about how much he loves his job [[spoiler: especially in the epilogue]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: The Spider plays 'courteous host' until he is ready to pounce.
* FilmNoir: The whole book is set up in
a old-timey, silver-screen setting.
* FoeRomanceSubtext: Much intimate tension is seen
love triangle between the two criminals and a policeman.
* "The
Spider and the Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed. She finds him charming and promises to come back, he compliments her and tells her she's beautiful. [[spoiler: After he kills her, he mentions Fly", a short animated cartoon in the letter that she 'put up Disney's ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' series.
* "Music/TheSpiderAndTheFly",
a commendable fight']]
* {{GASP}}: [[spoiler: When the Spider and Fly look like they might have a romantic moment, only for him on the next page to capture her]]
* HotGuysAreBastards: Again, this plays into the [[FoeRomanceSubtext]] idea that the hero and villain are attracted to each other. It is up for debate wether or not the Spider is physically attractive, but he is at least charming.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : All of the cast, actually. Though WordOfGod has some mention gave 'names' in paper puppets, downloadable here [[http://diterlizzi.com/home/project/the-spider-and-the-fly/]]
* RootingForTheEmpire
* ScareEmStraight: How the Aesop is presented.
* SceneryPorn
* TakeThat: The epilogue of the book features one towards CharlottesWeb [[spoiler: and readers who expected HappilyEverAfter]].
* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeRomanceSubtext Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.
* TheFlapper: As the book takes place in a 1920's movie setting, the Fly gets to be this. [[TheCutie And she looks good in it, too.]]
* VillainousFashionSense: The Spider, even outside of clothing fashion. WordofGod says this, in fact 'Sometimes, like Mr. Spider in The Spider & The Fly, it’s all about the costume they wear…or the house they live in.'
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome!: The ghost bugs were hand-drawn and then added in later in Photoshop as a transparent layer, giving them the glow.
popular song by Music/TheRollingStones.
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12th Mar '13 4:50:12 PM LittleMissCrazy
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* EvilIsSexy: The Spider, oh so much.



* FoeRomanceSubtext: Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed.

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* FoeRomanceSubtext: Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed. She finds him charming and promises to come back, he compliments her and tells her she's beautiful. [[spoiler: After he kills her, he mentions in the letter that she 'put up a commendable fight']]



* HotGuysAreBastards: Again, this plays into the [[FoeRomanceSubtext]] idea that the hero and villain are attracted to each other. It is up for debate wether or not the Spider is physically attractive, but he is at least charming.



* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeRomanticSubtext Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.

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* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeRomanticSubtext [[FoeRomanceSubtext Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.
12th Mar '13 4:41:42 PM LittleMissCrazy
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* FoeYay: Subtext. Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed.

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* FoeYay: Subtext. FoeRomanceSubtext: Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed.



* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeYay Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.

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* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeYay [[FoeRomanticSubtext Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.
12th Mar '13 4:24:16 PM LittleMissCrazy
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : All of the cast, actually. Though WordOfGod has some mention gave 'names' in paper puppets, downloadable here http://diterlizzi.com/home/project/the-spider-and-the-fly/

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : All of the cast, actually. Though WordOfGod has some mention gave 'names' in paper puppets, downloadable here http://diterlizzi.com/home/project/the-spider-and-the-fly/[[http://diterlizzi.com/home/project/the-spider-and-the-fly/]]


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* TheDitz/ TooDumbToLive: There is an actual scene where the Fly SEES a floating book with the title 'The Joy of Cooking Bugs' in the Spiders house. [[FoeYay Either she really wants to stay with the spider]], or she personifies this trope.
* TheFlapper: As the book takes place in a 1920's movie setting, the Fly gets to be this. [[TheCutie And she looks good in it, too.]]
26th Jan '13 2:06:00 AM AxeCandleRope
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* FoeYay: Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly.

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* FoeYay: Subtext. Much intimate tension is seen between the Spider and the Fly.Fly, but nothing has ever been expilcitly expressed.


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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname : All of the cast, actually. Though WordOfGod has some mention gave 'names' in paper puppets, downloadable here http://diterlizzi.com/home/project/the-spider-and-the-fly/


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* VillainousFashionSense: The Spider, even outside of clothing fashion. WordofGod says this, in fact 'Sometimes, like Mr. Spider in The Spider & The Fly, it’s all about the costume they wear…or the house they live in.'
22nd Dec '12 12:31:04 PM ShakaRaka
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* Deadpan Snarker: The Spider, in [[spoiler: the 'letter' he wrote after he has dinner.]]

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* Deadpan Snarker: DeadpanSnarker: The Spider, in [[spoiler: the 'letter' he wrote after he has dinner.]]



* FauxAffiblyEvil: The Spider plays 'courteous host' until he is ready to pounce.

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* FauxAffiblyEvil: FauxAffablyEvil: The Spider plays 'courteous host' until he is ready to pounce.



* GASP!: [[spoiler: When the Spider and Fly look like they might have a romantic moment, only for him on the next page to capture her]]

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* GASP!: {{GASP}}: [[spoiler: When the Spider and Fly look like they might have a romantic moment, only for him on the next page to capture her]]
18th Oct '12 9:06:54 PM mlsmithca
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: [[spoiler: The illustrator of the book promises 'big news' regarding the Spider and the Fly.]]
18th Oct '12 8:28:10 PM Possessedmodel
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* ScareEmStraight: How the Aesop is presented.


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* ScareEmStraight: How the Aesop is presented.
18th Oct '12 8:23:41 PM Possessedmodel
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: [[spoiler: Possible announcement of Animated Adaption.]]

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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: [[spoiler: Possible announcement The illustrator of Animated Adaption.the book promises 'big news' regarding the Spider and the Fly.]]
18th Oct '12 8:16:23 PM Possessedmodel
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: [[spoiler: Possible announcement of Animated Adaption.]]



* Deadpan Snarker: The Spider, in [[spoiler: the 'letter' he wrote after he has dinner.]]
* DoomMagnet: The Fly, obviously. She happens upon the house where the Spider lives.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: The Spider.



* FauxAffiblyEvil: The Spider plays 'courteous host' until he is ready to pounce.
* FilmNoir: The whole book is set up in a old-timey, silver-screen setting.



* TakeThat: The epilogue of the book features one towards CharlottesWeb [[spoiler: and readers who expected HappilyEverAfter]].

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* GASP!: [[spoiler: When the Spider and Fly look like they might have a romantic moment, only for him on the next page to capture her]]
* RootingForTheEmpire
* SceneryPorn
* TakeThat: The epilogue of the book features one towards CharlottesWeb [[spoiler: and readers who expected HappilyEverAfter]].HappilyEverAfter]].
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome!: The ghost bugs were hand-drawn and then added in later in Photoshop as a transparent layer, giving them the glow.
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