I’d like to take this moment to talk about the little things in life. Holding a door for a stranger… The feeling of wind in your hair as you sail the ocean blue… Oh yeah, and insects. Some insects can get quite large, but for the most part, they’re very very tiny. In fact, they’re so small, I bet the only time you really think about them, is when they are in your face (not literally in your face, that’s horrible, stay with me here). When you are walking in a dark and somewhat confined area, spiders come to mind. When you’re on a picnic: ants and mosquitoes. When you’re in a messy apartment: cockroaches and flies. They are ignored by most, because they tend to keep to themselves, and because they don’t really pose a threat. Humans are giants when compared to insects, and they are capable of using weapons that insects simply can not compete with. Things like fire, poison, vacuums, lasers, and giant rocks.
There are some insects that are scary, and are thought about more frequently than others. Sometimes this is because the insect itself is very dangerous to humans, such as the Black Widow. Sometimes it’s because the insect is rather annoying, such as the common Mosquito. Other times it’s because when in a swarm… they are out of control, like Africanized Killer Bees. I would like to focus on the threat of swarms today, because out of all of the possible threats insects can pose… they make my brain go numb with fear more than anything else. -Oh and by the way, in case you’re wondering what the image at the top of this post is all about, it’s the album cover (although I can’t seem to find anything that uses this as the cover art… Perhaps Rance can help with that?) for a Rammstein single: “Links 2 3 4″. Want to see the crazy awesome, and totally related music video? Here ya go!
Wait… wasn’t this supposed to be about Skynet?… Back to my point…