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Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-22

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:25 am
by Fairportfan
So we're not back to the story yet ... unless these are flashbacks that are going to lead into something.

That is one unhappy-looking spider.

Foreshadowing?

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:29 am
by Opus the Poet
How is he spider flying on the "string"?

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:31 am
by NOTDilbert
"Yes, headmistress?"

"Atsali, Ms. Anansi has come to my office to discuss one of her children who came home crying and quite traumatized."

"Trama, huh?"

"Scared and upset. Would you know anything about that?"

(Oh, bloody) "Uh, yes, ma'am, but, I can explain...."

"Please do." (Settles back, expecting one of Atsali's long synopsis)

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:38 am
by davids4250
"Reluctant Adventure Buddy", and it's a spider...sounds like Kath!

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:41 am
by AmriloJim
Is "Reluctant" a synonym for "Reclusive"?

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:32 am
by Fairportfan
Opus the Poet wrote:How is he spider flying on the "string"?
Atsali is swinging it ...

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:27 am
by Jabberwonky
If it has eight legs and is as big as your face...it's not a buddy!
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Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:45 am
by Fairportfan
Love the expression...

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:13 am
by shadowinthelight
Jabberwonky wrote:If it has eight legs and is as big as your face...it's not a buddy!
Buddies.gif
Pretty obvious what the girl is thinking.

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:13 am
by Jabberwonky
:lol:

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:30 am
by TheDOCTOR
shadowinthelight wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:If it has eight legs and is as big as your face...it's not a buddy!
Buddies.gif
Pretty obvious what the girl is thinking.
*LIKE*......... Anyone hear how Pauls' Dad is doing today? - He asked with fingers crossed.

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:32 am
by eee
Although Atsali is an orphan, it would appear she had an active and happy childhood. No 'Oliver Twist' like upbringing there. thank goodness.

Given how spiders produce silk, being swung like that must HURT... :shock:

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:23 am
by dadman
@ (the so-aptly-named) eee: I can only imagine it's a feeling Preparation H cannot touch. :shock:

:idea: And now I'll try not to imagine that, as best I can.

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:49 am
by bmonk
Opus the Poet wrote:How is he spider flying on the "string"?
Some spiders can balloon on their web.

Admittedly, this is one honking big spider to balloon, and it doesn't have a lot of string.

Maybe the spider is held up by Atsali's firm suspension of disbelief in gravity?

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:42 pm
by NOTDilbert
Uh, 'suspension of DISbeleif' would make the spider fall....just sayin'

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:32 pm
by kingklash
What has eight legs and goes "YIPE!"?
Buddy the spider.
In all of these looks at Little Atsali, I can actually hear her laughing.

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:47 pm
by Catawampus
Between this early incident and the subsequent one shown in March, there's a bit of a change in her attitudes towards the presence of our eight-legged friends. I wonder if her spider-swinging Adventure here ended up with the web tangled around her head and a very dizzy giant spider clinging to her neck? That sort of a dénouement might be enough to sour her on spiders for years to come.

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:51 am
by Julie
Catawampus wrote:Between this early incident and the subsequent one shown in March, there's a bit of a change in her attitudes towards the presence of our eight-legged friends. I wonder if her spider-swinging Adventure here ended up with the web tangled around her head and a very dizzy giant spider clinging to her neck? That sort of a dénouement might be enough to sour her on spiders for years to come.
Cue the nightmares for me... :shock:

Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:54 am
by Jabberwonky
My distrust of spiders (it's not a fear, certainly not a phobia) comes from having the web of Golden Orb spider wrap around my head at approximatly 30 mph running wooded trails in SE Texas. At that moment, finely focused as my mind was on how honkin' big those monkey truckers were, stepping off the bike was a viable option. I stopped without incident, and spastically removed the webbing never finding it's occupant. I finished that ride much slower than I started it.
At home I bodged together a rig using a cane fishing pole, minus the string and hook, to point outward in front of the three-wheeler to catch the webs before I did.
And had to adjust it to lean slightly to the side to keep the banner of the Spider Clan from fluttering directly into my face.
Ever since then I keep a wary eye on any eight legged entities in my personal space...
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Re: Little Atsali and the Reluctant Adventure Buddy 2013-07-

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:22 am
by kingklash
Jabberwonky wrote:My distrust of spiders (it's not a fear, certainly not a phobia) comes from having the web of Golden Orb spider wrap around my head at approximatly 30 mph running wooded trails in SE Texas. At that moment, finely focused as my mind was on how honkin' big those monkey truckers were, stepping off the bike was a viable option. I stopped without incident, and spastically removed the webbing never finding it's occupant. I finished that ride much slower than I started it.
At home I bodged together a rig using a cane fishing pole, minus the string and hook, to point outward in front of the three-wheeler to catch the webs before I did.
And had to adjust it to lean slightly to the side to keep the banner of the Spider Clan from fluttering directly into my face.
Ever since then I keep a wary eye on any eight legged entities in my personal space...
Golden Orb Nightmare Fuel.jpg
Edited to add picture
If it was that big, you'd have probably heard a long tirade of arachnid cuss words, because you effectively rode off with it's kitchen.