(Karen's made up word which is: 'the belief that spiders are your only way out')
You've heard of 'Boogie Man Syndrome', right? I think most of us have had it at one time or another. You are imprisoned either physically or metaphorically in a situation where you have completely lost all options of getting out. Your mind goes through a series of possible escape strategies. One by one, you cross them off the list until you are left with no ammunition in your gun and no voice left in your throat to scream for help.
Maybe somebody else is kiboshing your opportunities. Boy, have I been there!
Man, If I had a dime for every time someone told me they were going crazy or insane. Boogie Man Syndrome can make you think there are critters under your bed or stalking you from your closet. You imagine them staring at you and in some cases they can even populate while they wait and crawl all over your skin. Boogie Man Syndrome then becomes the ‘heebie jeebies’ or the ‘willies’.
Unfortunately, simply being creeped out isn’t enough to have arachnophobia.
I think it is so unreasonable because statistically it's one of the safer creatures on earth. However, these eight-legged lovelies are probably the best visual representation for us to fully translate how we feel when we lose control of our nerve endings. If you feel like your limits have been pushed so far that your skin is crawling, you could relate that to a friend by describing it as ‘spiders all over you’.
I personally believe that spiders are getting a bad reputation. If we educated ourselves on their behavioral patterns, we may not find ourselves so fearful! I am afraid of bears. As I have said, bears will just eat you. Ha! Actually, bears have patterns too that we can learn if we educate ourselves. (yeah, will get right on that…soon, promise!) Obviously getting to the bottom of our imprisonment is a better place to start. The goal should always be to plot a path back to childlike innocence and the return to the playground.
In this story, Ian is not afraid of spiders so he does not have arachnophobia. Ian is convinced that spiders are his key to freedom. He’s a confident fellow, too.
The hardest thing in the world to do is not panic when someone says, ‘whatever you do, don’t panic!’ Whatever situation you find yourself in, I hope you remove your fear and emotion, look at whatever tools are in front of you, no matter how meager they may seem and plan a strategy that will ultimately get you back in touch with your inner child again. It was in fact, the original intention for us!
There are over 50 insects or animals on the ‘Idiot Savant’ record. It is my hope that we will all learn more about them through Ian’s eyes and see how necessary each of them are for our planet.
They are not the REAL enemies. Stay tuned while Ian shows you some cool skills they have. ;)
ROCK ON, my friends!
Check this video where Frank is visited while he is working on spider animation in the studio!
I told him he has ‘Arachnophabria’ meaning he is fabricating them in his mind as a result of working on the ‘BLACKGUARD’ video too long.
Or, he has ‘Arachnophibia’ meaning he is fibbing about there being one and he is TRULY losing it, then animated that guy just to mess with my poor head.
Or, he simply doesn't remember any of it.
Step out for air, Frank!