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Anonymous asked: Why would you unfollow someone who posted a picture of a snake, lizard, frog, or deformed animal? I mean, a deformed animal is kind of depressing, I can understand that... but just a little froggy, minding its own business? Why? :o
haha, i don’t think i have a satisfying answer for this, it’s completely unreasonable. i just have a really hard time with animals like that, only partly the real thing but mostly photos of them on the computer or in magazines where it can pop up and startle me. it’s a totally irrational, intense, overwhelming fear.
with frogs and snakes it’s mostly the eyes that bother me, ones with circular or oval pupils, but eyes with slitted pupils i don’t mind as much. it makes no sense. and with lizards it’s mostly a fake-out thing like i see scales, a reptile something or other, and for a second i think it might be a snake so i get scared.
the only acceptable type of snake is the emerald tree boa because it has a triangular head instead of a round head, its scales are rougher rather than smooth, and its pupils are slitted. frogs are a bit more lenient, i don’t mind tree frogs or cute poison dart frogs, or even regular common toads, but the average green pond frog is a no-no, that’s the scariest one because of its round eyes and slick skin texture. i can deal with frogs in real life and even in pictures but preferably if i’m prepared for the picture and i know it’s coming and i can somehow ease into it, but if it comes up in front of me without warning i’ll be really scared.
and finally multi-headed snakes or frogs are THE WORST THING EVER. i feel like if i see one at this point in my life that i will die or go into a paralyzed trance or something! and deformed animals in general, even non-reptiles, are also super scary particularly if faces or eyes are involved, i don’t know why.
i remember as a kid seeing some of this stuff and not being bothered by it at all and even being interested in it, but i don’t know when or why i changed and did a 180 but whatever the event was, afterwards i was scarred for life. XD
anyway, i unfollow people who post any of these things because after they do it once it means they can’t be trusted anymore and they might do it again and i don’t want to have to be guarded and on edge whenever i peruse my dashboard. it’s nothing personal!!
and now that i’ve come clean, if anyone posts some of these things just to mess with me or force aversion therapy on me or something, i will FREAK. OUT. so please don’t!!! :( thank you!