Centipedes are gross.
Let’s just say I had to do some research yesterday that made me look at some really gnarly pictures. Like, shudder and dry-heave. Ugh.
In case you were wondering, I hate bugs. HATE THEM. Especially spiders. I’m a huge arachnophobiac*, so much that I have to check all my walls for spiders before I go to sleep every night. And if one is ever found, I make someone else check for me (after the first perpetrator is killed and flushed, of course). Under pillows, sheets, in closets, behind furniture, everywhere. One reason I initially wanted Calisti to be a spider is to help me get over this fear, but alas, he’s a centipede, which isn’t THAT much better.
Case and point:
(I really almost threw up posting this. But I wanted to prove that I wasn’t a total sissy. Imagine finding this thing in your bathroom.)
Excerpt of the day:
(Taken from a fanfiction I wrote in my early teenage years. I think I started at… 13? The piece itself is 369,000 words long.+)
"You'll be all right, I've healed your fever."
An older, plump woman smiled weakly. "Thank you, you're ever so kind to me. Please ask Etuin for your payment."
Mitsukake shook his head. "No, I won't accept any money. Please rest and gain your strength back."
The woman nodded and rested her eyes. Mitsukake stood from his kneeling position and turned to leave. Etuin closed the door behind him.
"How did you do that?" Etuin asked, curious. "How can a man have such great healing magic?"
"It is a gift given to me by Suzaku, and I use it in cases such as your mother." Mitsukake replied.
Fushigi Yuugi: The Continued Continuation, chapter 26
*On a side note, I watch Salt last weekend with my dad and sister, and there are spiders in it, and that was the sickest most terrible part of the movie for me. Ugh. Can’t we cut someone’s organs out instead?**
**Not that I’m much better with that. I can read about it just fine, but I don’t like watching gore. /tmi
+You know how they say your first million words are crap? My first million words are all posted on fanfiction.net. And no, I won’t tell you my screen name. XD