The Erin Stout School of Problem Solving

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The best part is the look of mild concern barely creasing Mol's face.

Taking on a spider with only one gun? This will not end well.

WanderingFool:

NameIsRobertPaulson:
Found a spider under a work table in the garage. Thing was the size of a half-dollar, and fucking CHARGED me.

That pistol is NOT big enough. I honestly considered napalm for a while there.

Size a fucking half-dollar!?

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Also, who would give Erin a gun? Thats like through gasoline onto a fire.

A half dollar is nothing. Huntsman spiders get to be the size of your /hand/. I kill the things with airsoft guns, because bugspray just makes them mad, and trying to crush them with a broom/shoe usually winds up with them getting away, because they're fast little buggers. They don't have an instinct to run away from an airsoft gun -- there have been times where I've actually hit them non-lethally a couple of times before the killing blow without them running away, because the instinct seems to be to freeze in a case like that.

In case you want nightmares (or come from Australia, like these Spiders. We have Australian spiders in Florida, be afraid -- although not too afraid, since they're not poisonous)

DVS BSTrD:
"Unorthodox"? I find that's the way most women react to spiders.
That or get a man to deal with it.

I pick them up in my hands and put them outside. :| But then I do live in a country where they are not dangerous at all.

Owyn_Merrilin:

WanderingFool:

NameIsRobertPaulson:
Found a spider under a work table in the garage. Thing was the size of a half-dollar, and fucking CHARGED me.

That pistol is NOT big enough. I honestly considered napalm for a while there.

Size a fucking half-dollar!?

image

Also, who would give Erin a gun? Thats like through gasoline onto a fire.

A half dollar is nothing. Huntsman spiders get to be the size of your /hand/. I kill the things with airsoft guns, because bugspray just makes them mad, and trying to crush them with a broom/shoe usually winds up with them getting away, because they're fast little buggers. They don't have an instinct to run away from an airsoft gun -- there have been times where I've actually hit them non-lethally a couple of times before the killing blow without them running away, because the instinct seems to be to freeze in a case like that.

In case you want nightmares (or come from Australia, like these Spiders. We have Australian spiders in Florida, be afraid -- although not too afraid, since they're not poisonous)

OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!

Did we get it?

Moonlight Butterfly:

DVS BSTrD:
"Unorthodox"? I find that's the way most women react to spiders.
That or get a man to deal with it.

I pick them up in my hands and put them outside. :| But then I do live in a country where they are not dangerous at all.

I do that to. It's not the spiders that carry Tripple E and Lyme desease, now is it?

DVS BSTrD:

Moonlight Butterfly:

DVS BSTrD:
"Unorthodox"? I find that's the way most women react to spiders.
That or get a man to deal with it.

I pick them up in my hands and put them outside. :| But then I do live in a country where they are not dangerous at all.

I do that to. It's not the spiders that carry Tripple E and Lyme desease, now is it?

Nope British spiders tend to be on the tame side, you wouldn't catch me doing that with a brown recluse or something :p.

Agow95:
That is unorthodox, any sane person would use a shotgun.

Nah, she needs a flamethrower; this guy's on the ball"

Lectori Salutem:
Everyone knows spiders have to be killed with fire

slash2x:
Did no one else see the spider was ON Mol? And second I got a very 47 vibe from her gun, shirt, and glove combo...

That could be either her halloween costume or her Spider-Killing Uniform, which I think should be traditional Assassin robes.

Arif_Sohaib:
I understand Western society to a great extent but why this fear of spiders?
Our response is to pick it up in a cloth or paper and throw it outside the house(they are ignored almost completely in classes or offices). Or just avoid contact. They are more afraid of you than you are of them(unless its one of those giant Australian ones that do charge at humans, The Sydney Funnel Web).
http://www.cracked.com/funny-163-australia/

I had a spider the size of an American half-dollar coin under my workbench. It was apparently an enlarged and pregnant Hobo spider, and it was pissed. Hobos are aggressive in normal cases, and being with child did not help its disposition. They are also venomous.

I love these drawings so much.

I saw a very informative documentary about spiders recently:

Anyway, now I have to wonder: Why not use bleach on the spider in the little girl's room?

The Lugz:

WanderingFool:

NameIsRobertPaulson:
Found a spider under a work table in the garage. Thing was the size of a half-dollar, and fucking CHARGED me.

That pistol is NOT big enough. I honestly considered napalm for a while there.

Size a fucking half-dollar!?

image

Also, who would give Erin a gun? Thats like through gasoline onto a fire.

tut tut, how rude. firing off a tank in a populated area
at-least borrow my silencer:
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i agree, erin needs a shotgun at least.

Gonna put this out there, do you think maybe the guys in that image are compensating for something?

looks like a pretty nice house
such a shame, really, that it now has to burn to ashes

Maybe it's a flaming clown spider? That would be the only logical answer to those.

There is only one way to be sure.
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God how I hate spiders.

All the spiders in this thread are making me ansy.
See, I live in Australia, and it wouldn't be a normal month if a... fuck, you made me look around my room and I spotted a spider.
Thanks.

EDIT: Dead by means of shoe-on-end-of-sword.

Hmmm, well Spiders are generally not bad things, they tend to kill insects that are a pretty deterimental to humans and their interests. A few spiders in or around your garden can solve all kinds of problems.

That said, I've killed them, but tend to put them outside or whatver. For all the horror stories dangerous (to people) spiders seem to be a distinct minority.

I do confess they do make me uneasy at times though, but I chalk it up to more or less looking at/encountering something that is both predatory, and totally alien to me, even if harmless due to our relative size in most cases. :)

Giant spiders is one of the more superficially plausible threats in the "stereotypical rogues gallery" given spiders the size of humans or bigger I'd imagine even the run of the mill garden spider wouldn't be fun to deal with, as they are predators.

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When it comes to Erin she doesn't seem above lying on ATF paperwork, and I'm also not 100% sure she was ever officially diagnosed with anything. It's sort of like how with my problems (brain damage, institutionalized as a minor) I can actually answer 'no' to most questions like that (I've checked) as I've never been institutionalized as an adult OR considered to be insane or delusional in a legal sense.

I'll also say that most people that I know don't buy their guns by just waltzing into a store, they usually know the dealer selling fairly well. The paperwork typically doesn't come up that much, but then again I'm usually dealing with things/people that tend to stand opposite from the whole "criminal/deulusional gunman" crowd.

But they can be so kyoooooooote ^o^

Dust off, nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!

...nah, but really, I kid. You just need to hit it with a shoe.

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Yeah, that'll do.

I picture those being silver bullets. Just in case.

Can anyone explain the reference here? My best guess is she's trying to be like Revolver Ocelot, but I've never actually played the MGS games, so I'm not sure. Does he have a thing about spiders or something? Or is Erin mimicking someone else altogether?

DataSnake:
Can anyone explain the reference here? My best guess is she's trying to be like Revolver Ocelot, but I've never actually played the MGS games, so I'm not sure. Does he have a thing about spiders or something? Or is Erin mimicking someone else altogether?

I don't think it is a reference... Erin just tends to overdo things.

DataSnake:
Can anyone explain the reference here? My best guess is she's trying to be like Revolver Ocelot, but I've never actually played the MGS games, so I'm not sure. Does he have a thing about spiders or something? Or is Erin mimicking someone else altogether?

I just figured it was Erin's usual tendency to take a normal situation and take the solution to extremes. She's not exactly...Rational. Case in point:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9951-Excuses
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9904-Manic-Pixie-Dream-Girl
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/critical-miss/9881-Nostalgia

Okay, that last one actually might be a reasonable reaction, judging by my friends.

ClockworkPenguin:

The Lugz:

WanderingFool:

Size a fucking half-dollar!?

SNIP- big img.

Also, who would give Erin a gun? Thats like through gasoline onto a fire.

tut tut, how rude. firing off a tank in a populated area
at-least borrow my silencer:

SNIP- big img.

i agree, erin needs a shotgun at least.

Gonna put this out there, do you think maybe the guys in that image are compensating for something?

quite possibly,
but design me a re-verb chamber that large 155mm if memory serves? ( it was on the page i stole it from )
and you'll see the simple design just looks that way
i think they get kudos for making something very loud very quiet, even if the solution is.. ballsy
anyway, you're completely correct if you think i googled 'big gun' for the picture
i was going to take the german w2 super rail gun that could lob building sized rounds but
a silenced tank fired through your kitchen window would certainly be within the realms of possibility
for a web comic at least

oh crap o.0

they let her have guns still?!

RJ 17:

That nightmare and phobia inducing crap was a comedy!?
I remembering being horrified watching it, granted I was maybe 7 at the time, but still!

To quote Sir Hammerlock "Repressed memories, aho!"

Alcamonic:

RJ 17:

That nightmare and phobia inducing crap was a comedy!?
I remembering being horrified watching it, granted I was maybe 7 at the time, but still!

To quote Sir Hammerlock "Repressed memories, aho!"

:P If that movie was supposed to be a comedy, I completely missed the humor in it. Granted, there were one or two humorous parts just to lighten things up a bit, but for the most part I'm almost positive that was supposed to be a "monster" flick, for lack of a better term. Or perhaps "killer animal" flick if such a genre exists.

It's about frickin' spiders killing people from one bite in a matter of seconds...don't see much room for that to be a comedy.

Erin is going in there under prepared. She should know better.

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