Not to be rude, but seriously, what were you thinking when you loaded the ark? I can understand the cows and horses and deer and lions and, of course, the fish, and all the other cute little critters. The lady bugs with their spotted backs and the praying mantis is totally understandable. I'll even concede to the need for Mormon crickets as they played an important part in history. You left the unicorn, though, and brought these horribly ugly, transmutated spiders! Why????
I understand the unicorn is a mite bigger and would have eaten more but they're at least lovable and that alone gives them purpose and belonging. These spiders, though. Uggghh! I am having nightmares about being engulfed and my body ravaged and violated over and over by these creatures! I would rather be having soothing dreams about unicorns playfully galloping around me!
I report to my fearless leader, aka LOML, that I have annihilated yet another of these horrible creatures and he is amazed. He never sees them. Duh! I, the doting wife, keep him safe and protected! FL-LOML also reports to me there are several 'baby' spiders right outside the walls of my home, making preparations to penetrate this mighty, styrofoam fortress of mine.
AhHa! I've figured it out! It is a rite of passage that I am privy to! These transformer spiders leave the outside world as babies and by the time they have 'crossed over' into this parallel world, they have become adults! Well, ritual or not, I don't look upon this as anything spiritual! Maybe as they're curled up in their little fetal-like ball, they are really having a vision which gives them the courage and strength to straighten out those jointed legs and make a feeble attempt to return home with their amazing story. Modern science will never know for sure. I will not be contributing data to any study of that sort because the spider and his vision will be flushed into the netherworld!
So, Noah, with all the narrative you've probably forgotten my question. Let me repeat it.
Why the Spider and not the Unicorn?
Also, I was wondering about the earwig? If you want an image of the spawn of Satan, the earwig would definitely be my first choice! Without even moving or doing anything, it's just plain demonic and evil looking. It even has little horns like the devil himself. On both ends!!!
What were you thinking?