Anonymous asked: I am TERRIFIED of snails. I will start shaking and crying whenever I see them. I'm trying to warm up to them and telling myself that they are cute but I just cant. any advice?
Fears are kinda tricky, i’m scared of spiders even though i know they can’t hurt me. But think of a snail, it takes ages for it just to turn it’s head. They’re waaayy to slow to chase you, they can’t bite, can’t sting, can’t run from dangers.. They’re just chill little dudes trying to find some food and shelter and avoid getting stepped on :) maybe the next time you see one you can try stopping and watching it from a distance for a bit..? See what it gets up to and where it’s going? It might help :)
Butting in again, I thought I’d mention how I overcame my extreme arachnophobia. I would start crying and freeze up whenever I saw a spider. I’d refuse to go downstairs, sleep in my room, use a bed that isn’t elevated off the floor, etc.
Now I have two tarantulas and I love them both and their fluffy faces to bits.
The thing is, your brain doesn’t have an accurate picture of what a snail is. It’s built this horrible, terrible image of what a snail is, and it enforces as some kind of undeniable truth. Phobias are so hard to break because your mind is convinced that it’s true.
What I did was I started to learn. Not science-y stuff, I read about personal experiences on places like Arachnoboards. I discovered instead of being horrifying little demons, spiders are actually dumb little shits that do equally dumb things. Making hammocks, sleeping upside-down, picking up their water dishes and rolling them around like footballs, balancing on one foot, I even saw a guy who took his salmon pink to the bar and used it to get attention. The spider, oddly enough, was perfectly content to sit on his shirt and be stared at by everyone. Not that I recommend you take your pets to bars to try and hook up with people, it’s just a silly post I saw complete with a photo.
Kiwi is my biggest tarantula, and she is determined to climb my laptop monitor. Won’t stop, can’t stop, gotta do it. So she tries to climb up, then falls on her butt. And then she does it again and again, and keeps falling on her fat fuzzy butt. When I helped her climb up, she didn’t have a clue what to do at the top. After that she started sitting underneath my laptop on my lap to bask in the warmth.
Whenever she touches water, she freaks out and flails around. So she puts her foot in her water dish, freaks out, then puts it in again. And of course, she freaks out again.
Bessie is my little baby tarantula, and she thinks she can fly. Tarantulas are known for being pretty dense for a reason. She will leap off anything and everything, and she will poop on it.
The thing is, the creature you’re so terrified of in reality, is just a tiny animal getting on with their life and probably doing a lot of dumb things in the process. You have to very slowly face your fear, and get to know them. You don’t have to look at pictures or photos, just read peoples stories about their snails and you’ll learn what they’re really like. In the end, you might even end up liking them.
If I could, I would fill my house with tarantulas, and it would be the best thing ever.
This is the best post.
I never usually laugh at these, but I literally just lost it
Tears are streaming down my face oh my god
"I am getting fisted right now" omfg
this made me hysterical help
I lost it on Jesus Chalupa
We’re discussing scent and pheromones and oh my god
LESBIANS CAN LITERALLY DETECT OTHER LESBIANS BY SENSE OF SMELL AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY PREFER THE SCENT OF OTHER LESBIANS
LIKE THERE IS SCIENTIFIC PROOF OF THIS I LOVE IT I LOVE PHEROMONES
This explains gay-dar. It’s not a sense of just knowing it’s the fact that we can fucking smell each other
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